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WCBI News at Six - December 6, 2019

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WCBI News at Six - December 6, 2019
WCBI News at Six - December 6, 2019
WCBI News at Six - December 6, 2019

A teenager is behind bars accused of robbing a starkville convenience store earlier this week.

Thank you for joining us tonight..

18-year-old brandon jackson is charged with armed robbery.

His bond is set at 100-thousand dollars.

This is video police released of the incident.

It was just before 12 a-m december 3rd when police went to the sprint mart on academy road.

The video shows a man walking inside with a gun.

Police didn't say if the suspect got away with anything.

Jackson is still in the oktibbeha county jail.

Wipe to gfx one man is injured and another facing charges after a hit and run in lowndes county.

36-year-old charlie owens junior is charged with leaving the scene of an accident with injuries.

Deputies responded to hughes road just before 1 o'clock this morning.

When they got there, they found a 46- year-old man injured after being struck by a vehicle.

Their investigation led to them to owens.

He was arrested at his home a little more than an hour after the incident.

The victim was flown to a jackson hospital.

His current condition is unknown.

Several area law enforcement agencies are asking for the public's help to find a missing man.

William scott felks, a student at east mississippi community college, was last seen on the mayhew campus wednesday december 4th around 4-15 pm.

He has not been heard from since.

Felks is a 17 year old white male about 5 feet 7 inches tall and 160 pounds.

He was wearing a grey sweater, black pants, and a white backpack.

Anyone with information on william scott felks' location should call the lowndes county sheriff's office, e-m-c-c police department or golden triangle crime stoppers.

A week ago today kicked off the official start of the holiday shopping season.

The hustle and bustle is sure to bring a lot more foot traffic to area shopping centers.

With more shoppers will come increased patrols from the columbus police department.

Police chief fred shelton says they're planning on setting up mobile command centers as well during the busiest parts of the shopping season.

We're here for the community.

Our main mission is to protect and serve.

And regardless of the number we're going to protect and serve.

We love this community, we live in this community and we're a part of this community."

The mobile command center will rotate weekly among high traffic shopping areas regular patrols will also be increased across the city.

First look stinger first look clouds will linger through the weekend with the chance of some patchy drizzle.

Better chances for rain will return to the forecast for monday and tuesday before another shot of cold air rushes in.

Friday night: temperatures fall into the mid to upper 40s some patchy fog or drizzle.

Skies will remain mostly cloudy with winds out of the north.

Saturday-sunday: skies will remain mostly cloudy through the weekend with highs in the upper 50s to near 60.

An isolated sprinkle is possible, but most of us will remain dry.

Monday: there is still some uncertainty with the forecast for early next week, but it looks like showers and a storm or two are possible on monday, with rain chances more job are coming to north mississippi.

Ashley furniture is expanding their distribution center in ecru.

The 25 million dollar investment will add over 400 thousand square feet and about 100 new jobs to the existing facility..

The ecurrent truck shop will be moved to a new location.

Ashley founder and chairman ron wanek says he is pleased with the direction the company is going.

" for 50 years we've growing ashley and we're very proud of it.

Very proud of the design and quality,price, and the products that we supply to the u.s consumers and worldwide consumers.

For the last 25 years there's been a lot of change on this site but it's growing and it's great."

Wanek says the expansion will be completed in 2020.

It's been almost 2 weeks since scratch-off lottery tickets hit the counters at stores across mississippi.

Sales were reported to be 2.5 million on the first day alone.

Our stephanie poole joins us live in the studio with more on what's looking like a successful launch..

According to the mississippi lottery corporation ,the state reached over 8.9 million dollars in the first week.

Retailers around the state are reporting crowds of customers buying tickets in the hopes of hitting it big.

These 4 tickets have been winners.

In just 12 days, they've brought in millions of dollars ... to the state of mississippi.

Store owner yasser jabar says the lines of jackpot seekers have been stretching out the doors.

" first week and a half it was extremely busy now it kind of slowed down everything became normal but sales are still good a-lot of people still buying and hoping they get the big jackpot."

Jabar says the extra business is like hitting the jackpot himself.

" sales have been going real good.

I mean a-lot of different people have been coming in especially from alabama.

90- percent of our customers that play the lottery comes from alabama like from vernon or that side of town."

State leaders are taking notice of the numbers too.

Even though mississippi governor phil bryant supported the lottery, he has been surprised by the fast start.

" it passed all expectations, the sales have been remarkable about 7 million dollars in sales."

Bryant says money from the lottery will help fund infrastructure around the state.

" we'll have 2.2 million dollars for our roads and bridges in the state of mississippi.

This s out pacing ,so i hear ,all of our competitors and we're just now getting to the point where we'll grow into the powerball which will be a whole new level."

In the meantime jabar hopes more customers will come to his store testing their chances to win.

" we have a-lot of winners, you know, in the 5-6 hundreds.

Think we had a couple 2- thousand dollar winners."

Four more scratch-off games will be available to play on december 10th.

Take vo off top santa is getting a little help in lamar county.

Community members were invited in to the lamar county department of human resources to see just how generous friends of the santa claus project have been this year.

These toys allow community members to share the holiday spirit with families who may need a little extra help.

Director randy shelton says that adds up to more than 70 families, 145 children and 760 gifts.

"the community is extremely positive we have good people here in lamar county who are aware that others need help and the community is extremely supportive of our efforts and we are fortunate here.

" if you need help, you can apply through the 23rd of december.

The santa claus project is financed by lamar aid to people and put together by the lamar county department of human resources staff and volunteers.

Stinger some area seniors are getting a little help in living their best lives..

We explain when we come back..

Take you're never too old to be active.

The columbus recreation department is giving seniors an opportunity to live their lives to the fullest.

Rylie livingston takes a look at how these programs keep them moving.

She joins us in the studio with more.

From exercise, to quilting, or even just meeting and watching tv, these seasoned citizens keep moving forward.

For anne balthazar it's a typical friday morning... getting up early and meeting up with her friends for exercise class.

"it's a good way to start my day."

But it's not your typical class... this one is targeted toward seniors.

It's a chance for them to get up - get out - and be active.

"it works... it helps me with my blood pressure, and it makes it possible for me to deal with my grandchildren keeps me physically fit."

"a body in motion stays in motion.

So i encourage people to come out and get off those sofas and enjoy yourself exercising."

But that's just one of the activities the columbus recreation department offers to seniors.

"they've are going to do anything from crocheting to actually quilting making pillows, making flowers i mean whatever craft, they can come up with.

That's what they'll do and some of the seniors.

They just want to come and watch the young and the restless but that's, that's part of the program we provide them with a tv and they come and sit down and do their thing."

Many start with the exercise classes then spread out into other interest groups.

"we have our bible study on tuesdays and thursdays, that spiritual best to take care of the spiritual part because i need that too."

But the organized activities are only part of the appeal.

For many it's the interaction between and after the classes that keeps them coming.

"we do our fellowship, which we everybody brings a dish and we sit down and we fellowship, that's also good.

You know, because you get to find out about other people things that they're going to sometimes you don't realize, people may be going through the same thing you're going through" " sometimes we talk our problems out, and we help one another, you know, deal with different situations.

And it's just good for me, you know, to let things out" take vo in monitor all the senior programs are free and happen at the east columbus gym, sandfield community center, townsend center, and sim scott park once it is repaired.

Stinger weather will continue for the end of the week now that the cold front has pushed through the area.

Rain chances slowly increase through the weekend and into early next week as our next cold front approaches.

Monday will be our best chance for showers and storms. of some patchy drizzle.

Better chances for rain will return to the forecast for monday and tuesday before another shot of cold air rushes in.

Friday night: temperatures fall into the mid to upper 40s some patchy fog or drizzle.

Skies will remain mostly cloudy with winds out of the north.

Saturday-sunday: skies will remain mostly cloudy through the weekend with highs in the upper 50s to near 60.

An isolated sprinkle is possible, but most of us will remain dry.

Monday: there is still some uncertainty with the forecast for early next week, but it looks like showers and a storm or two are possible on monday, with rain chances increasing after sunset and into late monday night.

No severe weather is expected.

Highs will be in the upper 60s n the afternoon, but will drop overnight as a cold front passes the area.

Tuesday: rain will continue through the day on tuesday, even after the cold front passes the area.

Temperatures will stay in the 40s through much of the day with winds gusting out of the north at 15 to 20 mph.

Rain looks to finally exit the area after sunset on tuesday.

Wednesday-friday: chilly air will return to the area with highs near 50 and morning lows near freezing.

Wednesday looks to be mostly sunny, but clouds will build through the day on thursday.

Rain chances return once again for friday.

Clouds will linger through the weekend with the chance of some patchy drizzle.

Better chances for rain will return to the forecast for monday and tuesday before another shot of cold air rushes in.

Friday night: temperatures fall into the mid to upper 40s some patchy fog or drizzle.

Skies will remain mostly cloudy with winds out of the north.

Saturday-sunday: skies will remain mostly cloudy through the weekend with highs in the upper 50s to near 60.

An isolated sprinkle is possible, but most of us will remain dry.

Monday: there is still some uncertainty with the forecast for early next week, but it looks like showers and a storm or two are possible on monday, with rain chances increasing after sunset and into late monday night.

No severe weather is expected.

Highs will be in the upper 60s n the afternoon, but will drop overnight as a cold front passes the area.

Tuesday: rain will continue through the day on tuesday, a holiday tradition is flowing through the streets of downtown columbus tonight..

The annual wassail fest is getting underway, and that means delicious drinks and deals at many downtown merchants.

Our own beverage expert - scott martin - joins us live from downtown with the juicy details..

It's been a full week of christmas fun here in downtown columbus.

We had the parade that kicked off the week.

Last the night christmas tree was lit up.

And tonight downtown is full of people a wassailing.

I remember just three years ago when i learned what wassail is..and now i don't miss it.

Andrew raborn >> eight dollars and 21 40 and 100 200 and the fiy of the high school football season has arrived...a full recap coming up next in sports spx the final weekend of the high school football season... one more chance for team's to bring home a gold ball... state championships kicking off this morning in hattiesburg with 3a... noxubee county facing jefferson davis county for the 3a state championship..

Jaguars pounce first -- lyric hall airs one out to keyser booth....touchdo wn....jdc leads 7-0 jaguars rolling early....trickery from jdc, reverse on the handoff....it's booth again....80 yards to the house for the touchdown....tig ers finds themselves in a 13-0 hole... needing an answer...after stopping a fake punt...marlon windham launches one to anthony little junior...heck of a catch for the touchdown....jdc leads 13-7 before halftime....jdc capping off a punishing drive with another touchdown...dea ndre shorts 39 yards for the score....jaguars head into half with a 19-7 lead the story of the second half for noxubee county....missed opportunities....p lay breaks down, marlon windham batting for every inch...comes up short.... tigers with the ball again inside the 20.....option play, windham pitches to bobby shanklin, shanklin stopped short.....back to back fourth down stops for jdc.... and the nail in the coffin....keyser booth gets loose....one cut, he's gone....25- 7....tigers able to get on the board late, but not enough jefferson davis county defeats noxubee county 25-15.....the jaguars win the 2019 3a state championship....ti gers finish 10-6 head coach teddy young says the tigers will be back, and the future is bright..... "it was a great season.

I love my senior class, they bought in.

It was my first year as head coach and they bought into everything i was selling.

I just wish we could have won it for them.

It shows you that the program is on the right track.

We had a young team, i have the majority of my defense coming back.

Hopefully we'll have a chance to be back here, and rewrite the history."

Nanih waiya looking to make it back to back titles, taking on lumberton for the 1a crown first play from scrimmage....mr football robert henry.....shows off the jets....60 yard touchdown....lum berton up 6-0 in a blink, misses the extra point nanih waiya answers....4th down.....donovan turner looking, heaves a jump ball....tylan glass with an insane grab....grown man touchdown, warriors lead 7-6 4th down try for the panthers....henry tries to go outside, but he's stuffed by the warriors defense... and nanih waiya makes lumberton pay......shia moore bulldozes his way into the endzone.....14-6 nanih waiya leads heading into half nanih waiya tops lumberton 28-13 to claim back to back 1a state titles wcbi sports' tom eble is down in hattiesburg and joins us live with more...tom 18 ...

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