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WCBI NEWS AT SIX - JULY 11, 2019

I'll see you back here tomorrow.

Thanks for joing us tonight... a tropical system in the gulf is dumping rain in southern louisiana, and it could soon be causing problems in mississippi as well.

What is now tropical storm barry could bring severe weather our way this weekend.

For the latest we turn things over to chief meteorologist keith gibson and a first look at tonight's forecast... first look stinger first look summary: the remnants of tropical storm barry are expected to move through our area this weekend.

Between 2- 6?

Of rain could fall in addition to the threat of a few isolated tornadoes.

The elevated rain chance and cloud cover will bring temperatures down into the 80s and 70s.

Thursday night: evening showers and storms are all charges against tupelo city attorney ben logan are dismissed.

Lee county justice court judge chuck hopkins took only a few minutes to rule that the check point where logan was stopped was unconstitutiona l.

Hopkins says the ruling is based on supreme court case law.

Logan was stopped december 7th, by state troopers, after leaving a christmas party.

He was charged with dui refusal.

The misdemeanor case was delayed several times.

This afternoon the mississippi department of public safety issued a statement saying mdps/mhp has not received official documentation regarding the ruling from judge hopkins and therefore cannot comment at this time.

A couple in lowndes county is accused of child neglect.

The man is still behind bars.

The mother has been released on bond, but the children are no longer in the home..

Our rylie livingston takes a look at how law enforcement handle cases like this..

Most parents can't imagine neglecting their child's basic needs.

But youth court judge lydia quarles says it happens more often then you might think.

"i cannot tell you th situations that these child protective services people see because they take pictures and they bring 'em back to court and you would not... it is very hard for me to believe."

"we get some not a lot than goodness it breaks your heart to see a child miss abuse or missed treated or anything like that i'm a softy when it comes to kids.

We go to every call with check every welfare concern that we get a call for to make sure that everything's okay."

And those calls make a difference.

Child protective services and law enforcement often rely on the community to spot child neglect cases.

"they know more about what' going on in their neighborhood out somewhere then maybe we would know and you've got a lot of young mothers and parents that work and sometimes unfortunately they leave kids at home by themselves unattended which is not safe and we need to know that."

From not going to school to not having food, or even clothes, at home, there are many levels of neglect..

"if you're not seeing tha they're in school that could be educational neglect.

That's probably the least neglectful thing is you don't get your child to school.

If you don't have suitable clothes if you don't have beds for your children, if you don't have food in the house, if it's a filthy environment."

When cps gets called, they go to investigate and develop a plan of action... "the first thing they do is t determine what is the threat to the child and fix that.

Cps can work with families informally and if that doesn't work then they can bring them to court."

Quarles says when you make a call to the cps hotline you can stay anonymous.

She encourages anyone with suspicions of neglect or abuse to call 1- 800-222-8000.

Take news stinger animation thingy inmates in the pontotoc county jail are putting food on the table..

They're growing the vegetables that will end up in their meals and as allie martin tells us - saving tax dollars in the process..

Every morning, inmates at the pontotoc county jail go to work in the garden.

Nats lately, they have been harvesting corn, one of the largest crops in the jail's garden.

Nats sheriff leo mask started the garden to grow vegetables that would feed the prisoners.

"we have tomatoes, squash butter beans, green beans, snap beans, every kind of vegetable that we need."

Non violent offenders are allowed to plant, harvest and sort the vegetables.

Those who can't leave their cells also have roles to play.

"even ones that can't go out that are locked down, we put corn, they shuck and silk the corn."

Standup bridge after the vegetables are harvested they are brought to these walk in coolers, where they are frozen.

The sheriff says there is about a two year supply of vegetables to feed the inmates.

"if we don't grow anythin else this year we have vegetables for two years, this crop here will put us on over, in case we have a bad year next year."

The county jail garden also saves taxpayer dollars.

"it costs us about 84 cents day, per inmate, not a meal, but a day, and that's a big savings, it helps where we can use the money to buy other things, instead of food."

Sheriff mask says all the corn should be harvested in the next week or so.

Other vegetables will be harvested through the summer and into the fall.

In pontotoc county, allie martin, wcbi news sheriff mask says much of the seed is donated, and businesses have donated walk in coolers and other supplies for the jail garden .

Stinger some area residents are putting their faith on display in a ábigá way..

We take a look at their towering achievement when a giant symbol of the christian faith is risen for everyone in eupora to see.

The cross of christ was completed today at its permanent location, the intersection of highways 9 and 82.

Several hundred people were there for the completion of the project.

The cross is 120 feet tall, weighing in at more than 45 thousand pounds.

Organizers say they received 210 thousand dollars in donations to build the cross.

"it's really something that wil bond our communities in this area.

When we were collecting money, it was so amazing.

People from out of state, from new york, detroit from all over the united states read about us on facebook and were sending money.

So it's not just our cross, this cross is for everybody."

It took seven working days to build and raise the cross.

Centred up the women's amateur golf championship will soon be coming to clay county... old waverly golf club will be playing host to more than one hundred of the best women golfers in the country..

The tourney tees off august 5th, and play will continue all week..

Organizers have spent the past few months gearing up for the big event.... "hospitality is very importan for a championship like this.

We want the girls to leave here rembering their experience here at old waverly.

There are a lot of committees formed and a lot of volunteers that have gone into hosting this championship."

"we are ready for these on hundred and fifty six participants to come in and play this championship venue.

We are hoping a lot of spectators come and support it.

It will be on t.v.

So we are excited to see the scores and to see these talented young ladies come and visit old waverly for their championship venue."

Volunteers are still need for the beginning of the event... if you would like to volunteer... just visit old waverly dot com.... stinger tropical storm barry are expected to move through our area this weekend.

Between 2- 6?

Of rain could fall in addition to the threat of a few isolated tornadoes.

The elevated rain chance and cloud cover will bring temperatures down into the 80s and 70s.

Thursday night: evening showers and storms are possible but they will tend to fade away by late evening.

Lows should be in the mid 70s with light wind continuing.

Friday: warm and humid with highs around 90.

The heat index will still be up to around 100.

There is a 50% chance of scattered showers and storms that will hopefully provide some relief to lucky locations.

Saturday- sunday: barry is currently expected to make landfall somewhere in the southwestern louisiana saturday and then slowly track to the north along the mississippi river valley.

If this track verifies, our area is going to be on the eastern side of the circulation center which means the potential for heavy rain and isolated tornadoes.

Latest model data as of spx the next stop on our 60 schools in 60 days excursion checks in with the nettleton tigers as the 18th stop, the tigers are coming off of a tough season head coach ken topps and his team are eager to get back to it on the gridiron billboard nat pop going into the 2019 season, the nettleton tigers want to start a new trend.

Coming off back to back 4-6 seasons, the tigers primary focus is to get over the hump.

"it's all about getting ove that hump.

You go into the season thinking one game at a time.

You can't help but look down the schedule but we have to work to get passed the slow starts we been having.

Our problem most games was coming out starting slow then having to fight back.

We just have to figure out coming out in that first quarter and win ball games."

"coach topps has brought tha up a lot.

It's about being comfortable being uncomfortable.

He's really pushed us.

I feel this summer we've done enough to get over the hump."

Youth will be key for the tigers.

Nettleton has to replace 13 seniors from last year's team giving the young guys an opportunity to step into impact roles.

"even though we lost a lot, w still have a lot from last year the young guys coming up from junior high.

Hopefully, we'll take the summer to get on it and have a great year."

"we're getting all these boy to come together.

We'll be straight because we're coming together as a team and as one."

"we have a lot of peopl stepping up working hard this summer so i think we'll be alright."

"a lot of those guy contributed a whole lot so you try to replace them with some younger guys and i think those young guys are stepping up to the plate right now."

It always helps a young team when the starting quarterback returns.

Senior leader graham gardner will play a major factor in the tigers' success.

"he's a senior.

He's only bee playing for 2 years.

Last year was his first year of football.

So i guess you can say he made some rookie mistakes.

Just to see how much he's grown.

How much more comfortable he's been in the offense this season.

I know things will be good for him moving forward."

Nettleton starts the season august 23rd on the road against bruce.

Reporting in nettleton on the high school football tour.

Chris bolton.

Wcbi sports.

We are still 42 days away from the beginning of the high school football season, which means we have 42 more tour stops to go our stops through 3a continue on throughout the weekend...the amory panthers coming up on friday to kick off the weekend on saturday, we check in with the water valley blue devils followed on sunday with the winona tigers and monday kicks off alabama week with aliceville if you've missed any stops along the way you can always go watch them on our website at wcbi.com it only took one standout performance in the nba summer league for terence davis to find himself a new professional home the defending nba champs make it officially official that the former ole miss rebel has earned a spot on the team's roster.

Davis originally signed with the denver nuggets as an undrafted free agent...in his debut he led the nuggets with 22 points, went 5- 7 from downtown, along with 5 boards and 3 assists to help get denver the victory over orlando the southhaven native averaged 15.2 pts, 5.8 rebounds, and 3.5 assists in his 33 games played as an ole miss rebel




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