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WCBI News at Ten, March 19th, 2019

Thanks for joining us tonight..

It's no secret that retail recruitment has been a big issue in columbus.

In september the city hired the firm "retail coach" to help attract new businesses to the area.

At tonight's city council meeting, the firm gave city leaders an update on its recruitment efforts.

The firm conducted a study that showed nearly 200-thousand people shopped in columbus within the past 12 months... the city has watched several businesses such as k-mart and jc penney close their doors and leave town.... however, members with the firm say they've heard back from several businesses who are now looking to potentially move into those vacant spots.

"we are looking at some of the larger buildings that have been vacated.

We're looking at whether or not a retailer is going to come in and feel the whole space or if we're going to split it and do two retailers.

We've gotten one that may be interested in a split, so we're looking at who might be a good fit to go in with them, maybe in the kmart building or the office depot building, or the jcpenney building, we've also got a couple of retailers that would take up the entire space that are looking, so it's like puzzle pieces, making all the puzzle pieces fall in the place."

The firm says they have meetings and site visits set up with the companies who are showing interest, in hopes of luring them to the friendly city city leaders in columbus choose a debris removal company to clean up after last month's tornado..

The city council voted to hire "look great services" out of columbia, mississippi at a cost of close to 2 million dollars..

The contract is contingent on the city receiving funding from the federal emergency management agency.

If the fema funds don't come through, the city and look great will renegotiate the contract.

The mississippi legislature is still debating pay raises for the state's teachers..

But one county is thinking about taking matters into their own hands..

Courtney ann jackson has the latest... holmes county may be the poorest county in the state.

But the school district's not exempt from the impacts of low teacher pay.

"why would they come here?

Let's give them something to come here for, mississippi.

Now is that time.

It's that time in holmes county.

It's that time in the state of mississippi.

We must do better."

Many have called the first legislative proposal of $500 for two years an insult.

While they're pleased to see that bumped up to 4,000 in the latest round of changes--- "$4,000 is ok but we need more."

Here---they're taking matters into their own hands---regardless of whether the state approves a pay raise.

They'll be putting a bond referendum on the ballot in august that would allow teachers to get an across the board $5,000 raise.

"over a two year period, our teachers here in holmes county could potentially see as much as 46,000 starting pay.

However, please understand that's still not a lot of money for teachers."

Teachers say there's no way to stick around if your heart's not in it.

"i can tell you especially 1-5 year teachers who are working in these buildings---they have second jobs.

There's no way they can survive off the one income they have."

"i don't have a second job but i do drive about 45 minutes on the way here and back.

So, a little over hour and change to get back and forth to work everyday.

But i've been in the district for 13 years.

I do it for the love of the kids, not necessarily for the pay but that would most definitely help."

Coach luana greer has had chances to leave but chose to stay---unlike some colleagues.

"we've lost a lot of good teachers because of pay."

But they're hoping that trend can change.

Courtney ann jackson, wcbi news first look stinger first look tuesday night: mainly clear, calm, and quiet.

Overnight lows in the lower 30s.

Some frost is possible, especially in low lying and sheltered spots.

Wednesday: lots of sun will be enjoyed during the morning with a gradual increase in cloud cover during the afternoon.

Some showers are possible by the evening.

Highs top out in the 60s with southwesterly winds between 4 and 10 mph.

The catholic diocese of jackson reveals the names of clergy accused of sexual misconduct with minors dating back several decades.

Gerald harris from cbs affiliate w-j-t-v has been following this story.

He has the latest on the list, and those who say it is far from complete... the leading bishop of the catholic dioceses of jackson is offering his apologies to the victims of sexual assault under the church 's watch bishop joseph kopacz "i apologize to the victims, to their families and to the faithful who have been hurt by this scandal."

The diocese say they hope with releasing this list they can be more transparent.

"i hope that releasing this list will demonstrate a new level of transparency and a sincere desire to accompany victims of sexual abuse as our god of compassion and justice demand."

Mark belenchia alleged victim of sexual assault " i was raped!"

Belenchia who alleges he was sexually abused by bernard haddican says the list is riddle with inadequacies and is not transparent.

Mark belenchia alleged victim of sexual assault "their report is lacking in so many ways and there are people missing off here as well."

He says he wants the truth to come out and says this list is just a p-r stunt.

Mark belenchia alleged victim of sexual assault "they are covering up and they continue to cover up in the only reason they release this it's because of the pennsylvania grand jury report that came out this summer we've been asking for this list to be released over and over and over and they've ignored it."

The diocese of jackson says they released names to the attorney general 's office in 2002- but the ag says there's no record of it .

Mark belenchia alleged victim of sexual assault "this diocese and this bishop are covering up crimes and i got the guts to come out here and call them out and i got a ton of people behind me."

The full list of those accused is on their website.

None of the accused are actively a part of the clergy.

The complete list is available on our website - w-c-b-i- dot com... stinger calm, and quiet.

Overnight lows in the lower 30s.

Some frost is possible, especially in low lying and sheltered spots.

Wednesday: lots of sun will be enjoyed during the morning with a gradual increase in cloud cover during the afternoon.

Some showers are possible by the evening.

Highs top out in the 60s with southwesterly winds between 4 and 10 mph.

Wednesday night: mainly cloudy with areas of showers.

The overall rain chance is about 30%.

Temperatures fall into the lower 40s.

Thursday: clouds decrease during the morning with mainly sunny skies returning during the afternoon.

Look for highs in the 60s.

Temperatures dip to around 40 thursday night under mostly clear skies.

Friday-saturday: mostly sunny weather sets up shop in our region for the start of the weekend.

Mid to upper 60s are likely friday with highs around 70 on saturday.

Sunday-monday: highs top out in the low to mid 70s with the trade off being more cloud cover and the chance of rain and storms. while some rain may develop sunday, higher odds of rain look to exist on monday and perhaps even into tuesday.

Tuesday night: mainly clear, calm, and quiet.

Overnight lows in the lower 30s.

Some frost is possible, especially in low lying and sheltered spots.

Wednesday: lots of sun will be enjoyed during the morning with a gradual increase in cloud cover during the afternoon.

Some showers are possible by the evening.

Highs top out in the 60s with southwesterly winds between 4 and 10 mph.

Wednesday night: mainly cloudy with areas of showers.

The overall rain chance is about 30%.

Temperatures fall into the lower 40s.

Thursday: clouds decrease during the morning with mainly sunny skies returning during the afternoon.

Look for highs in the 60s.

Temperatures dip to around 40 thursday night under mostly clear skies.

Friday-saturday: mostly sunny weather sets up shop in our region for the start of the weekend.

Mid to upper 60s are likely friday with highs around 70 on saturday.

Sunday-monday: highs top out in the low to mid 70s with the trade off being more cloud cover and the chance of rain and storms. while some rain may develop sunday, higher odds of rain look to exist on monday and perhaps even into tuesday.

Stinger coming together as one, that was the idea for a vigil tonight at the chapel of memories on state's campus.

Next, hear how the attack in new zealand is affecting students here at home.

On march 15th, 50 people were killed and 50 more injured in a terror attack that targeted two mosques in the new zealand city of christchurch.

Today, mississippi state university's muslim student organization held a candle light vigil in honor of the victims. our cash matlock attended the vigil and has more on the story.

People from all ethnicities and religions met at the chapel of memories.

They say it's important for muslim populations in the golden triangle area to feel supported, and they are calling for people from all faiths to come together as one.

"first of all, i asked myself 'should i go for the prayer today' because i had my friday prayer at that time.

'should i go for that prayer?

Is it really safe to keep practicing your prayer anymore?'" the march 15th christchurch mosque shootings in new zealand had msu students of muslim faith questioning their safety.

Tuesday afternoon, they decided to overcome their fears and gather together for a candle light vigil at the chapel of memories.

"you know what i see in people of faith?

Faith kind of prevails over all.

They say in spite of this... in spite of this, we are going to go and pray and keep on praying and practicing our faith."

Rani sullivan is an aerospace engineering professor at msu, and she says this gathering is crucial.

"for people to turn out and show them this support is incredibly valuable.

This is essentially their family while they are here."

Several religious leaders of various faiths also attended the vigil to show their support.

"i think, especially for the muslim community here, it means that they know they're not alone.

There are people that support them and love them and want them to be here.

This is their home."

This is the second vigil of the school year for the chapel... the first taking place after the pittsburg synagogue shooting last fall.

Attendees say they fear society will become de- sensitized to mass shootings.

"i think that the loss of human life can never go there.

That is why this type of gathering, this type of vigil, is so incredibly important.

It brings home the seriousness, the gravity, and the preciousness of human life."

And they hope tuesday's vigil will help people of various backgrounds see past their differences.

"there has to be an end to this violence.

We're all working toward that end, and each one of us has to do our individual piece."

Msu president mark keenum provided the opening address at tonights vigil.

Stinger mississippi state and ole miss baseball taking care of business...... midweek highlights from starkville and oxford next in sports... baseball scorching hot to start the season winners of 14 of its last 15 games, and in the top three in plenty of polls...msu staying in the flame for the midweek the kids love bulldogs baseball...jake mangum and company facing arkansas little rock trouble for freshman eric cerantola.....bas es loaded....james gann gets a hold of one, gets past jake mangum in center...bases clearing double for gann, and msu trails 4-0 wouldn't take long for the comeback....down 4-2....hayden jones delivers with hard hit to right.....elijah macnamee and tanner allen score....tie ball game 5-4 msu leads....wouldn't look back...who else but jake mangum...deliver s with two runners on...brings them both home with a double..... mangum would finish a home run short of the cycle...bulldogs annihilate little rock....15-4 to the swayze..rebels back in action, taking on arkansas pine bluff b1: thomas dillard grounds to first, the first baseman launches the ball to cf, everybody's safe, and the rebs take a 2-0 lead.

====== t4: jordan fowler on the mound for ole miss...here's one of his 6 ks on the night in 7 innings pitched ====== b4 : call ryan olenek mr. double double... he doubles here to bring home two more runs for the sixth two-out run of the inning and his 47th career double double... olenek has now moved into a tie for 7th all-time on the school's double list.

Rebs up 10-0 rebels run rule arkansas pine bluff..cruisiing to an easy12-2 win riding a seven game win streak...ole miss softball is ranked across the board.... the rebels ranking 24th in the coaches poll, 23rd according to usa softball, and 15th by softball america the rebels were also ranked 15th in the initial rpi rankings, the highest in school history ole miss winning 4 out of five against top 20 opponents arkansas and oklahoma state mississippi state also receving votes in some polls at the beginning of the year, kermit davis was seen as the man to rebuild a shorthanded ole miss team.... one year later.....there was no such thing as a rebuild....as the rebels are off the ncaa tournament.....an d the rebels make sure to lock up its leader ole miss and davis agreeing to a new four- year contract extension.... davis led the 11th best turnaround in the country.....and the best among power five schools... the sec coach of the year is one of 62 coaches in college basketball history to lead three different programs to the ncaa tournament davis and the rebels take on oklahoma in the second round of the tournament on friday the path is set for missisisppi state to pursue its third straight final four appearance.....ob taining the top seed in the portland region the last time the bulldogs played was almost two weeks ago, winning the sec tournament championship over arkansas vic schaefer wants to get it going, saying the two week layoff is making him anxious "when you get in the tournament, its all about getting hot.

We were hot coming out of the sec tournament, really coming out of the regular season.

I hate this waiting, a lot was talked about two years ago when we put four starters on the bench.

We put four new starters in.

We needed to figure some things out.

We needed to work on some things.

That was great to have two weeks.

We're hot.

We need to be playing.

But, unfortunately, i don't dictate the schedule."

The bulldogs will face southern university at approximatley 8:30 pm friday night a silver alert is issued for a columbus woman.

55-year-old deborah osborne was last seen around 4-30 this evening around 332 megan lane in columbus.

She was believed to be driving a light blue 2005 lincoln ls with a louisiana tag.

She was last seen wearing tiger print pajamas.

Family members say she has a medical condition that may cause confusion.

Anyone with information is asked to call the lowndes county sheriff's office.




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