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WCBI NEWS AT TEN - July 17, 2019

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WCBI NEWS AT TEN - July 17, 2019
WCBI NEWS AT TEN - July 17, 2019
WCBI NEWS AT TEN - July 17, 2019

Thanks for joing us tonight// the columbus redevelopment authority has a new tool to repurpose the burns bottom area// city councilmen gave the organization the green light to start the eminent domain process, if necessary, to acquire some properties// there are about 12 lots, most of them vacant, that have not been sold to c-r- a// c-r-a president john acker tells wcbi the group wants to removed blighted areas and enhance the tax base// ideally, the organization would get the area prepped for a developer to buy the land and create a residential development// acker says eminent domain may not be need for every purchase but could be an option to move the four year project along// the race for the republican nomination for governor is turning into a competition to see who can áout conservativeá the others// courtney ann jackson breaks down how this is playing out in the three g-o-p campaigns// there's a buzzword in the gop primary for governor.

"conservative "conservative "conservative millsaps professor dr. nathan shrader--- "rushing to embrac conservatism but maybe define it the way they want it to be defined or the way they perceive mississippi voters as defining conservatism.

Which right now looks like a sharp adherence to these culture war issues."

Most recently---robert foster invoked the "billy graham rule in response to a ride-along request from a female journalist.

That rule being that he wouldn't be alone with a woman other than his wife.

Bill waller---when asked---said he follows that same rule in personal and professional life.

"i'm not necessarily surprise that this is where this race is at this moment.

Maybe this is not the issue that i expected us to be talking about.

But you're looking at a competitive republican primary in a state with a conservative republican party.

They are going to try to one up one another to prove they are the true conservative candidate."

Meanwhile, tate reeves has taken on issues with his ads like the one supporting "in go we trust" on the state licens plates and highlighting mississippians values are different than those of "hollywood and coastal elite" "those other two candidate may be trying to eat into the support that maybe tate reeves has already cultivated on those culture war issues."

While it does follow a national trend for gop races--shrader says there is one concern.

"and this does shortchang the other issues that affect mississippians on a daily basis."

Courtney ann jackson, wcbi news take new at 10 stinger a search warrant in lowndes county leads to 2 arrests// this afternoon the lowndes county narcotics task force went to serve a search warrant for corey mixon and scotty cook at a home on black creek road// captain archie williams says the men refused to come out// after several demands... cook finally came out// however... mixon tried to hide in a hole under the house// both men were arrested... and are being charged with possesion of a weapon by a convicted felon// mississippi highway patrol... and u-s marshals assisted in the investigation// alabama state troopers are investigating the death of a starkville man, after a head-on collision// áá23-year-oldáá toby áát.j.áá menotti died in the highway 45 crash, near citronelle.

The alabama law enforcement agency says menotti's ford fusion and a log- truck hit head- on// the log truck went up in flames// wkrg reports the driver of the big-rig, gene washington, also died in the accident// the national transportation safety board releases its preliminary report in the fatal plane crash that killed 18-year-old lake little// according to the report, a witness heard no unusual sounds from the engine// the cessna 172 crashed on the ole miss golf course// a fixed-base operator at university- oxford airport told investigators that little sounded "panicked" a didn't finish her sentences as she said she intended to land on a runway// a witness saw the plane approach as a tailwind blew// the plane climbed at a steep angle before it went down// little got her student pilot certificate in august of 2017// wipe to gfx deputies get an eye full in yalobusha county after a man walks out of the woods stark naked// christopher nelson now faces several drug possession charges// sheriff lance humphreys says deputies were called by an army corps of engineers park ranger after seeing nelson walking around in town at hickory ridge near enid lake// when the ranger tried to talk to nelson, he reportedly ran into the woods// deputies tried to get the man to reveal himself, and threatened to bring out their k9// that's when they say nelson came out of the woods -- naked// he allegedly had medicine bottles with pills and meth// nelson is in the yalobusha county detention center// first look stinger first look wednesday night: variably cloudy and quiet once any lingering evening shower/storm dissipates.

Lows in the low 70s with light wind.

Thursday-friday: partly cloudy, hot, and humid.

Actual temperatures in the low to mid 90s with heat index values 100?- 105?

Or higher.

Stay cool and stay hydrated if you will outside for any extended duration.

There is a 20% chance of a few pop-up showers and storms both days but don't plan on much natural relief from the heat.

Lows stay in the 70s.

The next generation of work-force training development is weeks away from its first day// this fall... east mississippi community college's communiversity will welcome its first class// our quentin smith toured the brand new facility// quentin... this is a project that's been underway for a while?

Scott... construction wrapped up not too long ago..

And this behind me is the finished product..

Many people see the state of the art facility as they drive along highway 82... i spoke to two future students who have big plans for their future... and the experience they'll receive at the communiversity is a stepping stone to making their dream come true.... nat when classes begin this fall at the communiversity.... incoming freshman marcuevas guido will be one of hundreds of students walking though the doors.

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" i wasn't going to go t college at first, but i have looked into some things that i can take up, like a trade so i just came and got a skill."

He knew learning a trade was the first step towards accomplishing his long-term goal.

" i came for electrica technology so i can learn how to wire houses."

See his long-term goal involves his younger brother... jhitwan rogers, who's also an incoming freshman "me and my brother guid trying to get our own electrical business."

So the two saw east mississippi community college's communiversity as the perfect starting point.

The communiversity offers students a chance to get hands on experience operating all of the machinery used by area industries... "they'll be doing everythin from learning what hand tools are, how to use hand tools, wiring, industrial motor controls, fluid power maching, robotics, mechatronics like the machine you see behind me, and a wide and variety of different subjects and skills that they'll be learning."

The 42 million dollars facility will house 16 classrooms and 21 high bay learning areas..

The college has partnerships with local industries... school leaders say its their goal to have students trained to work in those industries once they finish the program.

"the training spaces within i or a draw that we have never had as a career technical program before, and the opportunities for students to train and get jobs in this area that i will paying jobs is tremendous."

Tomorrow is the last day for the public to tour the new facility..

Tours will take place from 8 a-m to 8 p-m..

Reporting live from the communiversity campus..

Quentin smith..

Wcbi news..

Stinger wx open wednesday night: lingering evening shower/storm dissipates.

Lows in the low 70s with light wind.

Thursday-friday: partly cloudy, hot, and humid.

Actual temperatures in the low to mid 90s with heat index values 100?- 105?

Or higher.

Stay cool and stay hydrated if you will outside for any extended duration.

There is a 20% chance of a few pop-up showers and storms both days but don't plan on much natural relief from the heat.

Lows stay in the 70s.

Weekend: we're raising rain chances just a bit to 30-40% as it appears there will be a weak disturbance that will drift in from the east and help kick off some storms around here.

Highs stay in the low 90s and the heat index may surpass 100?

Before any storm happens to form.

Lows remain in the 70s.

Monday-wednesday: a rare july cold front may actually pass all the way through the region monday into tuesday.

It will elevate rain and storm chances as it moves through but lower humidity levels may win out by wednesday if it can actually clear our area.

Highs should dip back into the shower/storm dissipates.

Lows in the low 70s with light wind.

Thursday-friday: partly cloudy, hot,nd humid.

Actual temperatures in the low to mid 90s with heat index values 100?- 105?

Or higher.

Stay cool and stay hydrated if you will outside for any extended duration.

There is a 20% chance of a few pop-up showers and storms both days but don't plan on much natural relief from the heat.

Lows stay in the 70s.

Weekend: we're raising rain chances just a bit to 30-40% as it appears there will be a weak disturbance that will drift in from the east and help kick off some storms around here.

Highs stay in the low 90s and the heat index may surpass 100?

Before any storm happens to form.

Lows remain in the 70s.

Monday-wednesday: a rare july cold front may actually pass all the way through the region monday into tuesday.

It will elevate rain and storm chances as it moves through but lower humidity levels may win out by wednesday if it can actually clear our area.

Highs should dip back into the 80s.

Follow @wcbiweather on facebook, twitter, and instagram a columbus landmark regains its voice// the callaway hall clock tower on mississippi university for women's campus is ringing out once again// a series of micro-switches has been restored// it's unclear when the chimes stopped but they can now be heard across campus// president nora miller calls the callaway clock tower one of the most recognizable features of the campus and columbus// the structure was originally built in 1860 and underwent restorations in 1885 and 1993// stinger highway 82 was well represented in hoover today..

The bulldogs and bama tackle s-e-c media days... courtney has the latest the summer sun and summer fun can take a wrong turn if you get too hot// we learn more on the signs to watch out for in our health talk with baptist// segment 2: what happens when my child gets too hot?

With the hot days of summer come summer sports, sports practice and long days of outside fun in the neighborhood, at school or at camp.

Before you send your children out this summer, learn how to protect your child against the dangers that come with the summer heat.

Watch for early signs of dehydration such as fatigue, thirst, dry lips and tongue, lack of energy and feeling overheated.

But if kids wait to drink until they feel thirsty, they are already dehydrated.

In the active child, reduce the level of activity after 15 minutes in high high or humidity.

Drink and hydrate prior to and during physical activities.

Water or sports drinks should be available at all times.

In the event of dizziness, nausea, or lightheadedness, retreat to a cooler environment.

Untreated dehydration can lead to three worse types of heat illness: 1.

Heat cramps - painful cramps of the abdominal muscles, arms or legs 2.

Heat exhaustion - dizziness, nausea, vomiting, headaches, weakness, muscle pain and sometimes unconsciousness 3.

Heat stroke - a temperature of 104 degrees or higher and severe symptoms including nausea and vomiting, seizures, lack of sweating, shortness of breath, unconsciousness and coma.

Both heat exhaustion and heat stroke require immediate medical attention.

If untreated, heat stroke can lead to death.

Any child with heat stroke should be rushed to the nearest hospital.

Join us next time for health talk with baptist when we will discuss ways to avoid dehydration in children and how much sun exposure is safe for babies and young children.

Stinger more alabama week action is coming up as we check-in on the sulligent blue devils next in sports spx open one question still remains up in the air leading up to mississippi state's football season who can we expect to fill nick fitzgerald's position at starting q- b...will it be tommy stevens or keyaton thompson?

Head coach joe moorhead saying at sec media days, no decision has been made and right now, it's anyone's spot "when we get into camp, we'l start doing x's and o's, start letting the guys compete, and let the chips fall where they may.

Everyone is involved in the competition just like any other position.

Conventional wisdom dictates that the guy who's in his 5th year and the guy who's in his 3rd year and has played in some games are going to be the primary contenders.

We're going to put a good plan together.

We're going to get a good amount of reps with the ones and twos and see where it goes from there."

"i feel like we're more athletic and i feel like last year we were great.

But i feel like we have a chance to do the same thing we did last year."

It's a new season for alabama football but the expectations are the same...winning a national championship head coach nick saban and junior quarterback tua tagovailoa in attendance at sec media day saban said after last years loss to clemson in the national title game, his team learned some valuable lessons the crimson tide will begin its season with a home game in tuscaloosa against duke on august 31st stop #24 on on the high school football tour checks-in with sulligent the blue devils who have been hard at work to replace the leadership lost last season the sulligent blue devils are ready for redemption.

It was only two seasons ago that the blue devils fell just short of a state title.

After losing an experienced bunch and being plagued by the injury bug, sulligent found it hard to meet expectation.

With a whole new group of seniors, the blue devils are ready once again to get back to work.

Daniel merchant, head coach: "it's been surprisingl different and better than i thought it was going to be.

They've really worked hard from when we got done in november until now.

So i've been pleased with their attitudes.

Morgan reese, senior ol/mlb: " we take a lot more responsibility as a team.

We're a lot better at taking responsibility for each other and for the team as a whole.

I think we'll go a lot farther than we did last year.

Austin jaen, g/dl: "we have a lo more experience this year than we did last year.

Last year, it was all kind of new.

We had just moved up.

So this year we know what it takes to win and we don't want the bitter taste of losing in our mouth."

The restoration process for sulligent is in full effect.

7 starters return on each side of the ball foall for the blue devils.

The team says that the biggest factor that will separate this year's team from last is a presence of new leadership.

Jaen: "well if you ge everybody ready for the game and all hyped up then they're going to play well.

If you make them think they're good enough to win that game then they're going to play good enough to win that game."

Jaquan ollie, wr/s: "everybod gets along and we're all communicating.

We're always on eachother's back and helping eachother out and picking eachother up."

Merchant: "they've done good job this spring.

Leadership was really good this spring and we had a good showing in our spring game."

The blue devils have been holding their heads up high with help from merchant's continuous motivation.

Coach: "just try to get bette each day.

We focus on sulligent.

We don't focus on our opponent we just focus on ourselves and try to get better each and every day.

Of course, we watch film and try to see what mistakes we've made and just get better from there.

B ollie: "he just always stays o our back and just lets us know were not going to have a season like that again."

Jaen: "waking us up at 6 am t come here and workout for about two hours to get ready for this season and make us strong."

Sulligent has been hard at summer workouts all in hopes of setting a tone on that very first friday night.

Ollie: "setting our point showing we can do and be more capable of what we can do than last year.

Show that if we put our mind to it we can do it as a team."

Jaen: "we had a bad year las year, but that's in the past and they don't know whats going to hit them this year."

A new season begins for sulligent when they have their first match-up against berry fayette on august 23rd.

Reporting with sulligent on the high school football tour, courtney robb wcbi an army vet hopes his walk across the country will call attention to military suicides// jimmy novak is trekking 3- thousand miles across the u-s - 22 miles at a time// we caught up with novak in amory..

He started in washington state.

On march 22nd.

He plans to end in his walk in florida at disney world on august 22nd... that number 22, has meaning// novak says 22 is the number of vets that comit suicide every day across the u s// i myself have struggled with suicidal thoughts.

And, now that i'm in a better place than i use to be i'm out here just trying to raise awareness about the problem novak's next stop is sulligent alabama.

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