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WCBI News at Ten - Monday, October 7th, 2019

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WCBI News at Ten - Monday, October 7th, 2019
WCBI News at Ten - Monday, October 7th, 2019
WCBI News at Ten - Monday, October 7th, 2019

For joining us tonight// a group of mississippians will have their election lawsuit heard in federal court this week// their argument surrounds a provision in the state constitution that dictates how we choose governors and statewide elected officials// courtney ann jackson explains the potential impact on the upcoming election// in question is a system that says a candidate has to win both a majority of the popular vote and a majority of the 122 house districts.

If both aren't met, the mississippi house decides a winner---something the plaintiffs says violates voters' constitutional rights.

"it really flies in the face of the one person one vote rule because if you don't agree with other people in your statewide district then your vote should still count."

But will the case be settled before november 5th?

"the courts can move fast.

They don't often but they can.

But we feel like we filed this n time to get a resolution."

Mc law professor matt steffey says there's a reason this is under the microscope this year.

"this provision is a tremendous backstop for the candidacy for lt.

Governor tate reeves---a tremendous ace in the hole of his candidacy and at the same time a tremendous hurdle for general hood."

Steffey explains that if democrat jim hood wins the popular vote and not the majority of house districts--- it would get thrown to the majority republican house to decide... where they would likely favor party nominee tate reeves.

"stay tuned because it is rarely the case that something this consequential plays out this starkly in real time as the election goes on."

There are still a lot of variables.

For example, a candidate may take both majorities and the provision wouldn't be put into practice.

Eiether way---one thing is likely with the case.

"it is certain that we will be n some sort of legal fight.

Because however judge jordan rules, there will an appeal and there's no way an appeal gets resolved by november."

Courtney ann jackson, wcbi news a week from tonight the 2 major party candidates for governor will face off here in the wcbi studios for their only debate in north mississipppi// the round table discussion will be hosted by our own aundrea self// we're going to be talking about road repairs, health care, teacher pay// topics that many here in the magnolia state want to hear more about// we'll also be taking questions from you at home.

I'll be following social media and asking the candidates questions from you// use the hashtag wcbi debate on twitter.

I spoke with both candidates today who tell me they're very excited to share their views with northeast mississippi constituents// "the importance of this part of the state to mississippi is the economic climate.

One of the things we understand up here is the importance of manufacturing, the importance of havinghaving relationships between state and local governments, having relationships between economic development agencies and economic development agencies in the state and here."

Butted too "areo dynamics and things of that nature are important to the future.

Broadband is a huge part of that.

To be able to keep our young people here.

I go to church in houston ms, too many people have left our state and i want our grandkids to grow up here."

This all takes place next monday the 14th, live right here on wcbi at 7 p-m// the possibility of expanding broadband internet service in lowndes county was the topic of discussion during a public meeting tonight in caledonia.

Northern district public service commissioner brandon presley spoke with residents about the benefits of bringing high speed internet to the area.

Our quentin smith was at that meeting.

So quentin are people in favor of having that option?

Yea scott many in attendance tonight expressed they would definitely like to see high speed internet in caledonia and lowndes county... tonight, residents had a chance to ask commissioner brandon presley many of the questions they had such as, how much is it going to cost.... and how reliable with the speed be.... how soon can they get internet.... monroe coinuty electric power association is in the process of sending out surveys asking residents if to vote on whether want to expand their internet acess.

So far presley says over 17 hundred resident have responded.

Tonight, monroe epa board members said if they receive at least 29 hundred votes being in favor of this initiative...... they'll go through with the project.

"i'm really hoping that we are able to get everybody on board to get this.

I know in my house i've got three kids, two are streaming video, one is streaming video games, i like video games myself i do a lot of social media videos as well.

Good high-speed quality internet is very important in our house and it will be nice to half available."

" this is an issue that is going to define our region for a very long time.

This is a chance for people in this area to make their voices known so i encourage everyone to fill out their surveys., do it honestly, again if you support the project for yes, if you don't say no, but by all means participate in the process."

Right now... monroe county e-p-a is conducting a second feasibility study on whether to add this service.... the power association says anyone who has not received a survey in the mail by october15th is encouraged to go by their office in either caledonia or amory and pick one up and fill it out... all surveys are due by november first... after that the results will be tallied... then they'll an announcement will be made on what the decision is going to be.

First look stinger first look summary: the first of two fall cold fronts has passed on through the region.

The next one will pass late friday into early saturday.

In between we'll enjoy fairly quiet weather overall with gradually warming temperatures back into the mid to upper 80s.

Monday night: mostly cloudy initially with gradually thinning clouds during the night.

Lows in the 50s.

Northerly winds 5-10 mph.

Tuesday: some clouds linger early before the sky turns mostly sunny to partly after weeks of no rainfall, we finally got relief last night and this morning.

Experts say today's rain wasn't nearly enough to cancel out the burn ban, and they're afraid people will assume the ban has been lifted because of the storm.

Upcoming weather patterns are also a cause for concern because they could bring strong winds.

"i'm sure that people in a couple days will think it's ok that we got some rain and that it will be ok to burn, so please be careful and not burn."

"we will have probably a series of what we call fall cold fronts, i will have rain chances with them, but the year behind it will be pretty dry.

So that is not conducive to the wildfire situation.

So the dryer, the air that comes out in here, the more of a problem we're going to have, even though it could be cooler, it's still going to be pretty dry."

Rushing says anyone caught burning during the burn ban could face a fine of up to five hundred dollars.

Baseball and soccer fields at tupelo's ballard park will be getting a new look..

The fields will soon be sporting the "bankplus" name and logo.

A ten year deal between the bank and the city allows bankplus to have signage on all of the baseball and soccer fields.

Tupelo's park and rec director says the partnership will have major benefits for the city, teams, and visitors..

"it will make the complex look a lot more professional, as we work on baseball fields here, as a project ongoing now, adding turf infields, things like this , working with a great partner as bankplus, will enhance and make the park even more attractive for visitors to come see."

The new signage will be installed soon at all of the baseball and soccer fields.

Ballard park has undergone major renovations in wx open summary: the first of two fall cold fronts has passed on through the region.

The next one will pass late friday into early saturday.

In between we'll enjoy fairly quiet weather overall with gradually warming temperatures back into the mid to upper 80s.

Monday night: mostly cloudy initially with gradually thinning clouds during the night.

Lows in the 50s.

Northerly winds 5-10 mph.

Tuesday: some clouds linger early before the sky turns mostly sunny to partly cloudy.

Pleasant highs in the upper 70s to near 80 are likely.

Northerly winds continue between 5-10 mph.

More 50s are expected tuesday night.

Wednesday-thursday: variably cloudy with a slight chance of a shower/storm each day.

Highs moderate back into the mid to upper 80s.

Lows warm back up into the 60s.

Friday: model data suggest a cold front will sweep through the region.

The exact timing is uncertain but it will ultimately have a bearing on how much we warm.

At this point we'll assume a slower moving system that should allow highs to rebound back into the upper 80s to around 90.

We'll have to watch out for the possibility of a least some strong storm activity if moisture and upper level winds can team up.

Fingers crossed we can get all of the high school football games in as scheduled.

Saturday: much cooler 60s return in the wake of the cold front.

Some showers may hang on as well.

Cooler low 40s are possible saturday night.

One will pass late friday into early saturday.

In between we'll enjoy fairly quiet weather overall with gradually warming temperatures back into the mid to upper 80s.

Monday night: mostly cloudy initially with gradually thinning clouds during the night.

Lows in the 50s.

Northerly winds 5-10 mph.

Tuesday: some clouds linger early before the sky turns mostly sunny to partly cloudy.

Pleasant highs in the upper 70s to near 80 are likely.

Northerly winds continue between 5-10 mph.

More 50s are expected tuesday night.

Wednesday-thursday: variably cloudy with a slight chance of a shower/storm each day.

Highs moderate back into the mid to upper 80s.

Lows warm back up into the 60s.

Friday: model data suggest a cold front will sweep through the region.

The exact timing is uncertain but it will ultimately have a bearing on how much we warm.

At this point we'll assume a slower moving system that should allow highs to rebound back stinger a change at quarterback is bringing some new attention to the rebels... tom takes a look a little later in sports..

Fall is here, and for many of us it's brought a rough bout of fall allergies..

We learn more in our health talk with baptist// what causes seasonal allergies and who gets them?

Hi, i'm dr. justin garner.

I'm t of the otylaryngology team at baptist memorial hospital golden triangle.

For many people, they find that fall has arrived and the bloom of spring and summer have faded, but they're still sneezing and sniffling.

Fall allergy triggers are different, but they can cause just as many symptoms as spring and summer.

Like all allergies, hay fever stems from a glitch in the immune system.

Instead of attacking harmful foreign substances such as bacteria and viruses, it tries to neutralize the allergens that are ordinarily quite harmless.

In this case, weed pollen grains and other substances that fill the air from august to october.

For someone with hay fever, inhaling these substances triggers an avalanche of actions resulting in the release of histamine, which causes sneezing, congestion and fatigue, coughing, post-nasal drip, itchy eyes, dark circles and asthma attacks.

Many plants can cause hay fever.

The many varieties of ragweed that grow in north america are the biggest threat.

Though the weed starts releasing pollen with cool nights and warm days in august, it can last until september or october.

Three- fourths of people who are allergic to spring plants are allergic to ragweed.

Join us next time for health talk with baptist where we will discuss some of the other fall allergy triggers.

Mail your topic suggestions to health talk at wcbi dot com.

Health talk has been brought to you by baptist memorial hospital golden triangle.

Receivers ruled week seven of high school football... come and play a game of catch for our top plays, next in sports... stinger week seven saw it all....but for top plays...it was the receivers that put on a show... the playmakers on the outside here in north mississippi didn't disappoint, and our top five plays from this past friday of the endzone is ruled by receivers.... #5 hunter jones to james spratt touchdown #4 luke altmeyer to rufus harvery touchdown #3 john white to dalton wiggins touchdown #2 noel fisher to john jackson 2pt fake kick #1 heracio washington to jarret bryant crazy catch the bulldogs will look to right the ship coming off the bye....traveling to knoxville to take on tennessee for the first time since 2012 another week, another decision for the coaching staff to decide which of the suspended players will be in action saturday mississippi state head coach joe moorhead says the announcement will again come on game day, but the coaching staff knows in the beginning of the week who will be playing moorhead spoke candidly in his press conference today about the frustration that goes into planning week by week "when there's a certain number of guys, and the talent level of some of the guys that you'd like to, it's le anything.

There's reasons and excuses, and i don't, if you look hard enough, you'll find an excuse.

But we don't want our kids to kind of delve into that mindset, that mentality.

It happened.

It's unfortunate.

There are choices and consequences but we're doing our dangdest as a coaching staff to make sure it's not a distraction.

The guys that are available every given week, we're going to fight like hell to make sure they're ready, and take the field with who's available.

Do our best to go 1- 0, but in short, it's incredibly challenging."

Moorhead says both tommy stevens and garrett shrader are dealing with lower body injuries, but expects both to be available for saturday running back kareem walker has also been academically redshirted...mea ning he can practice, but will not play a game for the bulldogs in 2019 ole miss will look to get a win streak going....preparin g to face missouri saturday..

As matt corral continues to get healthier...the rebels now have a decision to make at quarterback true freshamn john rhys plumlee has played well in corral's absence....and the coaching staff has said both have earned the opportunity to play even when corral is healthy..

Matt luke says the team will continue to monitor corral's status throughout the practice week "i think he's going to continue to get better.

There may be a point this week where he is back to 100% and he could have gone out there and thrown some.

But to say he could have gone out there and ran the offense, i don't think that yet but as he gets to be 100% we'll continue to look at it."

"the completion percentage, i don't look at that if the decision making is solid.

He's a really smart guy.

All of our quarterbacks are smart.

But we have to be able to throw the football at times when they force you to.

They can force you to throw it by out numbering you in the box.

Even with an athletic quarterback, they can out number you even with eleven so you have to execute in the passing game."

Speaking of playing well...john rhy plumlee is named sec freshman of the week for his performance against vanderbilt 264 total yards of offense and a touchdown in his second career start sophomore offensive lineman ben brown named offensive lineman of the week in the sec, for paving the way for the rebels, piling up 413 yards rushing against the commodores, the most for ole miss since 2010 the latest rankings in juco footballll.

And there's a new the latest rankings in juco footballll.

And there's a new number one in the nation mississippi gulf coast takes over the top spot, and northwest right behind them at number 2 hinds moves up to six, emcc falls five spots to nasal change of pace facing some pain and seeing the truth by succeeding will have a great day and to say that any limit you later this week about cooler morphology/but to the games

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