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WCBI NEWS AT TEN - August 1, 2019

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WCBI NEWS AT TEN - August 1, 2019
WCBI NEWS AT TEN - August 1, 2019
WCBI NEWS AT TEN - August 1, 2019

Thanks for joining us tonight... it's called mississippi's giant house party, but it's also ground zero for mississippi politics for a week// the pavilion at the neshoba county fair has been playing host to office seekers, and today was the ámain eventá// courtney ann jackson has more// the neshoba county fair is kind of like a crash course in mississippi politics.

Today's lesson: the gubernatorial race.

Most of the speeches follow the same bullet points you've likely seen in ads and push cards ahead of election day.

But there are usually a few jabs and surprises mixed in.

Republican bill waller took the opportunity to announce a new plan for improving the state's highways.

"a highway system for th future.

We'll let professionals decide based on needs and population and no politics.

We're going to do it based on needs."

Republican robert foster says he's not focused on the recent poll numbers putting him in third place in the race.

"we've seen a lot of interna polling that shows a completely different scenario.

I think this race is going to be one of those races that's going to be very unpredictable and it's going to be a very big surprise for some people on august 6."

Tate reeves drove home that he is the only candidate opposed to both raising the gas tax and expanding medicaid.

And he used what's becoming a repeat phrase to describe why he's talking more about hood than his gop opponents.

"our political enemy is th liberal policy ideas of the party of chuck shumer, nancy pelosi, hillary clinton, barack obama and jim hood."

Jim hood cautioned the crowd to watch out for the partisan labeling and noted that he's prepared to work with a conservative legisalture.

"no crazy laws or libera stuff is going to get passed in the legislature.

So you ask him, what are you talking about liberal and all the washington stuff.

I mean, that's got nothing to do with what would happen here in mississippi.

And what that legislature will pass and what i'll sign as governor."

And one of hood's primary challengers---robert shuler smith saying he's not calling anyone the frontrunner yet.

"i've spoken to the people an the people are very excited that they have a choice for somebody who's going to with jim hood in the governor's race, the attorney general's office is wide open, and there's no shortage of candidates// ashleigh fortenberry from our news partner w-t-o-k catches up with them// i'm at the neshoba county fair where political speaking took center stage thursday.

We heard from several candidates including four who hope to be the next attorney general of mississippi.

Supporters packed into the pavilion to hear from andy taggart, mark baker, lynn fitch, and jennifer collins each candidate spoke to just how important the office of attorney general truly is.

Andy taggart- attorney general candidate "i've been criss crossing this state for the last 5 months, but i believe the office of attorney general is the hardest job in state government."

Lynn fitch- attorney general candidate "this is a ver complex office.

Its not just one thing.

It's about how we work together.

What do we do when we see the challenges?

How do we create the solutions?"

Mark baker- attorney general candidate "this election i coming down to very distinct issues, very distinct personalities and very distinct ideas as for the direction of the office."

Jennifer riley collins- attorney general candidate "i'm ver dedicated to be the ag for all mississippians not just a segment of mississippians, so that all mississippians thrive, not just survive."

Each candidate says they are grateful for the continued support.

Reporting from the neshoba county fair ashleigh fortenberry ... first look stinger first look thursday night: mainly clear and quiet.

Lows in the upper 60s to around 70.

Calm wind.

Friday: partly cloudy, warm, and humid with highs in the lower 90s.

A spotty shower or storm is possible but the chance of rain is 20% or less.

Northeasterly winds 3-7 mph.

And quiet.

Lows in the upper 60s to around 70.

Calm wind.

Friday: partly cloudy, warm, and humid with highs in the lower 90s.

A spotty shower or storm is possible but the chance of rain is 20% or less.

Northeasterly winds 3-7 mph.

A monroe county grand jury hands down indictments in 2 shooting deaths from earlier in the year// 46 year old ellen huebner will stand trial for allegedly killing her husband steven huebner// his body was found march first in the backyard of the couple's home on buck road in monroe county// he had been reported missing by co workers at columbus air force base// preliminary autopsy results showed steven huebner was shot several times// wipe to gfx the second murder indictment stems from an april shooting death in aberdeen// lillian cayson is accused of killing mose lee daniels// the shooting took place after cayson and daniels argued over a repossessed van// statements say cayson told the car lot holding the loan where it was hidden, so the dealer could repossess the van// daniels and cayson clashed over that claim, and cayson is accused of shooting him// take developing story stinger some members of the emcc board of trustees say the school is losing money// a budget has been approved for 20, but getting there was no easy task// lowndes county supervisors and some emcc trustees say it boils down to the school's football program// others close to the program say it's a lack of state funding// this bar graph tells quite the story.

A financial report released from emcc president scott alsobrooks shows the salary increases for the school's sports programs. shown in the light blue are the football salaries.

The only salaries exceeding 500- thousand dollars.

"the football coach get more, gets his package, for salary and benefits is more than any other community college in the state, possibly more than any community college in the country."---harry sander lcbos president records show buddy stephens made 120 thousand dollars in 2018.

The controversy is half of emcc's trustees want to cut funds from the football program.

The other half doesn't.

"some board members from th south part of the district think the football program is more important than the education of our students, the communiversity and traing people to be able to enter the work force."--harr sanders in an effort to fill the gap the school has pulled money from it's general fund.

In 2010 that fund held 11-million dollars.

In 2018-it dropped significantly, down to 710-thousand.

Okitbbeha county emcc trustee rudy johnson says millions have been cut from other programs. "we've cut over 2 millio dollars out of salaries, we've laid off instructors and we've done all of that stuff to try and cut our budget, but football never got cut."

In the 2020 budget emcc president scott alsobrooks says the athletic budget has been cut among other programs. sot it's not just related to football, there's multiple areas money has been going.

New programs have started up and preparations for the communiversity so, that's what we're trying to look out right now.

All of these different activities pulling for funds, where is the best return for the investment of those funds.

Emcc's football program gained national attention after being featured on nexflix's series "las chance u."

It's a progam that remains popular among alums from the scooba campus.

Sot ---walterss but rudy johnson says that recognition isn't helping generate any revenue or bringing in any students.

"you know ou national football championships, hadn't brought one student in.

If you look at our enrollment, our enrollment has declined since we won our first national championship.

The budget crisis weighs heavy on county supervisors.

Lowndes county is just one of six counties that invests in emcc.

Johnson says he believes it's time to get back to the school's vision.

"we're hear t educate, train, and find, get these kids jobs.

That's our mission.

That's what we're supposed to do.

Wcbi has contacted ten of the 12 board members, including at least one in each county represented// most of them referred us to spokesperson kathy dyess who said this dr. alsobrooks and his staff have worked out the best budget we can hope for this year in trying times.

We're going to do the very best can with money that we have// stinger wx open thursday night: mainly clear and quiet.

60s to around 70.

Calm wind.

Friday: partly cloudy, warm, and humid with highs in the lower 90s.

A spotty shower or storm is possible but the chance of rain is 20% or less.

Northeasterly winds 3-7 mph.

Friday night: variably cloudy with lows in the upper 60s to around 70.

Saturday: partly cloudy with a 30% chance of scattered showers and storms. highs in the lower 90s.

Lows near 70 saturday night.

Sunday: rain chances go up to 40-50% and that may keep highs mainly in the upper 80s.

Some folks may get a good soaking while others may miss out entirely.

Next week: seasonably warm highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s look to continue.

Daily rain chances in the 20-30% rain stick around.

Follow @wcbiweather on facebook, twitter, and instagram friday: partly cloudy, warm, and humid with highs in the lower 90s.

A spotty shower or storm is possible but the chance of rain is 20% or less.

Northeasterly winds 3-7 mph.

Friday night: variably cloudy with lows in the upper 60s to around 70.

Saturday: partly cloudy with a 30% chance of scattered showers and storms. highs in the lower 90s.

Lows near 70 saturday night.

Sunday: rain chances go up to 40-50% and that may keep highs mainly in the upper 80s.

Some folks may get a good soaking while others may miss out entirely.

Next week: seasonably warm highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s look to continue.

Daily rain chances in the 20-30% rain stick around.

Follow @wcbiweather on friday: partly cloudy, warm, and humid with highs in the lower 90s.

A spotty shower or storm is possible but the chance of rain is 20% or less.

Northeasterly winds 3-7 mph.

Friday night: variably cloudy with lows in the upper 60s to around 70.

Saturday: partly cloudy with a 30% chance of scattered showers and storms. highs in the lower 90s.

Lows near 70 saturday night.

Sunday: rain chances go up to 40-50% and that may keep highs mainly in the upper 80s.

Some folks may get a good soaking while others may miss out entirely.

Next week: seasonably warm highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s look to continue.

Daily rain chances in the 20-30% rain stick around.

Follow @wcbiweather on facebook, twitter, and instagram stinger some area students are taking a more áspiritualá for most people the best way to battle summer bugs is with insect repellent// but many people, especially children are sensitive to some of the chemicals// in tonight's health talk with baptist, we look at some alternatives// besides using insect repellent, what are some other ways to protect my child from insect bites?

Picardin can be used as an alternative and is available in concentrations of 5 percent and 10 percent, which can protect three to eight hours.

Permethrin can be applied to clothes, but not skin.

This chemical will last in clothing after washes.

You may also want to try a repellent made from natural ingredients in place of a commercial product that contains man-made chemicals to protect your child against mosquitos, biting flies and ticks.

Just be sure to read the label first to make sure that it is safe to use on children.

Keep in mind that natural repellents generally don't last as long as chemical repellents.

Some of them need to be reapplied every 20 minutes or so, while some last a couple of hours.

Here are some other ways to protect your child from insects.

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Dress you child in light- colored clothing that covers as much of his sking as possible to help protect him from insects that bite or sting.

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Avoid bright or dark colors or flowery prints.

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Don't use scented soaps or lotions, as fragrance attracts some bugs.

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Avoid insect hangouts - stagnant water, flower gardens and uncovered food.

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You might want to use mosquito netting over your child's infant seat, backpack or stroller when you have him outdoors during bug season.

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Perform a skin survey.

Check your child's skin after playing outdoors at the end of the day.

Join us next time for health talk with baptist.

Take vo off top we all need a little help we all need a little help getting in the back to school groove// tonight in west point they were calling on a higher power// the third mount olive baptist church in west point has been hosting a back to school revival and rally// there were performances and speakers// children also got free school supplies to start the new school year// "just to get them motivate and ready for school...its about to start it's right around the corner so we want them excited about school because education is the key" pastor conley says all the left over school supplies will be handed out on sunday after church// stinger fresh off another division title, winona christian is hungry for more championships.... the stars are up next on the tour, see the preview next in sports... spx open academy week continues on the high school football tour, checking in with the winona christian stars the winning ways continued for the stars in 2018, winning another division crown, but the stars hope for more in 2019 billboard 3 sec nat pop winona christian enters the season with a new bunch that's eager to prove themselves.

With a lack of depth, the stars will depend on their physicality this season.

"this is team is extremel strong.

Physically one of the stronger teams that i've fielded since i've been coaching.

We don't have a lot of depth but we will have to play a lot of old school ironman football.

Our kids are going to ask to come off the field and we will have to look the other way i guess."

"we still have a little bit t work on.

We getting there.

We really have to step up during games with us having limited players and stuff.

We really have to push everybody and get them ready for the games."

The stars graduated last year's starting quarterback which means some new faces will be under center.

"anytime you have a youn quarterback, you can expect good things to happen and bad things to happen.

It's all gonna be how he handles the bad.

We will play multiple people at quarterback.

We will play a young one.

We will play an athlete.

Dalton wiggins will be at quarterback some so it will give us a couple of different options."

The team enters the season confident in how the young guys will perform in their new roles.

"all the younger ones ar coming up just now learning.

We're trying to show them this that and this.

We just trying to be the best leaders we can and go from there."

"we got some big shoes to fil and i think we can do it.

I think we'll be real close this year.

We been trying to hang out as groups outside of football.

So when we get out there on the field, we can be on a dime with everybody and know what each other is trying to do."

Winona christian welcomes some new teams in their division who make for stiff competition but the stars relish in the opportunity.

"our division will be extremel tough.

Indianola, carrol, central holmes are going to be a special ball club."

"we got to live up t expectations.

We got to fill in the gaps.

District gives us a high seed.

We're gonna do what we got to to get this ones.

They are big for us."

Reporting in winona on the high school football tour.

Chris bolton.

Wcbi sports.

Billboard academy week continues all through this week..

Wrapping academy week with columbus christian and victory christian...befor e jumping into 2a with east webster on sunday and eupora on monday check out any stops you may have missed on our website wcbi.com, or on our social media accounts on twitter and facebook, at wcbi endzone thirty days away from the first college football saturday of 2019 the rebels begin training camp friday ...a lot of new faces filling in for the loss of talent, mainly on the offensive side of the ball... new starting quarterback matt corral and company say gaing chemistry will be one day at a time..

Former pontotoc standout and lsu tiger cole smith is transferring to mississippi state genespage's steve robertson was the first to report..

Smith played twelve snaps as a freshman for the tigers in 2018..and will be ineligible to play for the bulldogs in 2019, and will play in 20 the former under armour all american entered the transfer portal in june area artists are on display this week.

18 artists are featured at an exhibit hosted by the "friends o the library " i choctaw county... several styles and media are on display..

Organizers say the event is way for artists to showcase themselves// as an artist, you are, it's a very personal thing to display your art and so we are thrilled that these artist are willing to come and share their knowledge because the artist will be in the room and be able to answer questions.

The gallery will be open until monday at 5

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