WCBI News at Ten - Monday, October 28th 2019
Supervisors in lee county pass a disaster declaration in the wake of saturday's storms. the emergency declaration will help in the cleanup process by allowing crews to go on to private property and remove debris.
Saturday's storm caused more debris such as downed trees and limbs than the tornado of 2014.
Board of supervisors president tony roper says cleanup is underway and will take a lot of resources and manpower.
"it was a lot of buildings damaged and roofs , but mostly limbs, trees, big trees down, oak trees, been there for years and years what this proclamation really does is help us get it out of these folks' yards."
The city of starkville and starkville utilities have been asked to help tupelo clean up.
Starkville mayor lynn spruill says crews left sunday for tupelo and will help until the work is complete take vo in monitor the light flickers.
And, then the power goes out.
That happened over the weekend for thousands of north mississippi families.
Our stephanie poole talked with the supervisors of the linemen and construction teams working around the clock to get the lights back on.
This weekend's storm left a maze of broken power lines and poles.
That's why homeowners need to be careful.
And that's what takes lineman extra time.
" people are calling in i've got trees in the houses, trees on their lines, trees on their vehicles."
General manager of natchez trace electric power shawn edmondson says around 73- hundred families were without power in his coverage area.
" the first part of the storm is always hectic, you don't really know where you damage is, you're all split up and you're sending people everywhere trying to do a damage assessment.
" then crews work to get those lines back up and running.
" our men worked very hard and got 7,300 meters back on within three days."
Cliff wall says 4-county crews are facing the same challenges - on a larger scale.
" it was from choctaw county, to lowndes county, to clay and noxubee.
Several broke poles, a-lot of wire down.
In our area a-lot of pine trees they snapped and tore all the wires down."
Around 13-thousand families were without power... wall says the strong wind gusts and rain from this weekend swept through in a similar fashion to hurricane katrina back in 2005... "it came through the central part of our service territory and branched out and we saw the same kind of damage just not to the extent.
Trees on lines, uprooted trees, the same way katrina did just not on that level."
4 county crews worked throughout saturday and into the night, with most households restored by sunday evening.
" it was kind of a mad house for the first couple hours then we got everybody lined out and it started coming together pretty quick."
Take vo in monitor 4-county electric has sent a crew to assist prentiss county electric power association in power restoration efforts.
First look stinger first look summary: another spell of wet and stormy weather is on track for wednesday and thursday.
Several inches of rain may fall during this time.
There is the threat of a line of gusty storms wednesday night and thursday morning with a cold front.
Clear and chilly weather returns friday and we may have 3 or 4 nights in a row with a frost or freeze threat.
Monday night: mostly cloudy and quiet.
Lows in the 50s.
Leave anchor mic up the columbus- lowndes convention and visitors bureau will run the 2020 pilgrimage.
There were lingering questions as to whether the newly formed preservation society of columbus would actually take on that role.
Just a few weeks ago, it was voted on to give the preservation society the lead on the 80th annual event.
The cvb has already spent more than 50 thousand dollars in advertising on the pilgrimage and reversed course on today's vote.
"the cvb board took action that they will retain the home tours portion of the pilgrimage for 2020.
That is a modification of action that was taken earlier about how we would allow the preservation society to take over the home tours in 2020."
The preservation society of columbus will take over home tours in 2021.
It's requesting 140 thousand dollars but no vote has been taken on that request.
Centered a new deputy at the monroe county sheriff's department had a connection to law enforcement before joining the force.
Wcbi's allie martin explains.
It has been three months since micheal coxey has been in his office at the monroe county government complex.
"i got a lot of paperwork to get caught back up on, a lot of people that i need to go and visit to find out what has went on and what i have missed out on."
Deputy coxey is the juvenile officer for monroe county.
He graduated from class b 63 of the north mississippi law enforcement training center friday and is now a certified law officer.
Nats coxey's friends, family, along with monroe county sheriff elect kevin crook were there.
All of them also knew coxey's brother, tony, who worked for the sheriff;s department for years, before leaving for a career with the railroad.
Sadly, tony coxey died after a work related accident in 2017.
"it was really hard to even graduate knowing , physically i couldn't reach out and hug him and he couldn't say, well done."
Standup bridge for deputy micheal coxey, being a law enforcement officer is not about filling the shoes of his brother tony, he knows no one can do that.
Instead, the newest member of the monroe county sheriff's department wants to uphold the law, serve the public and make a positive difference in the lives of young people.
"that's what i hope for, is maybe, i know i got to deal with them on a criminal act of a situation, but maybe teach them there is a different way than the direction they are headed, maybe i can detour them back to the right direction."
Deputy coxey says he will draw on his deep christian faith, the training he received at the academy and the prayers of family and friends in his role at youth court.
In monroe county, allie martin, wcbi news coxey trained for three months before recently graduating.
Stinger wx open sunny, drier, and cooler 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. wednesday night: cooler air will continue to move in overnight tonight with lows in the low to mid 40s.
Winds will be out of the north at 5-10 mph.
Thursday-friday: we'll see plenty of sun for the end of the week with highs in the upper 60s to low 70s.
A nice breeze out of the north will help to keep us comfortable through the day.
Morning lows will be in the 40s, so you may have to add an extra layer as you head out the door.
Saturday-sunday: temperatures will return to the mid to upper 70s for the weekend as a few showers slowly creep back into the area.
We'll keep rain chances lower for saturday, but there could be a few more showers on sunday as a cold front approaches.
Either way, the weekend overall will be pretty nice as many of us won't see rainfall and will see plenty of sunshine.
Monday: showers and storms will develop through the day and will likely last into the evening.
Some storms could produce heavy rain and gusty winds.
Temperatures will top out in the mid 70s by the afternoon hours.
Tuesday- stinger the golden triangle is the latest stop for a man making his way across the u- s.
We check in on his progress when we come back... at in mississippi and alabama october means the beginning of deer season, and that means more people out in the woods.
In this week's health talk with baptist, we're looking at ways to keep your hunt safer.
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Rob talley started his journey on may 4th at cannon beach,oregon and is heading east all the way to georgia ?on a bike?.
He has a very simple travel routine.
Every week, he rests for two days then tries to average 45 miles per day.
" i was determined to see the west and see it my way and i thought that i'm going to take my time and this on way to do it and i thought i'm going to do it the way i want to do it.
" talley plans to reach jekyll island, georgia by november 26th , which will be his 65th birthday.
Stinger i-c-c secured its biggest win all season...courtne y has highlights when we come back history is being made in fulton riding a 15 game winning streak, the icc women's soccer team competing in the macjc semifinal the indians with a chance to secure a berth to the team's first ever conference finals icc facing off against pearl river at hinds community college... the wildcats kick to the goal but anna wesley driskell comes up with the save for itawamba..
Brittany mathis...taking it to the goal....finds sarah whitt...goes for it...its good!
The lady indians take a 1-nothing lead in 70th minute of game action not slowing down, mathis on her own this time...goal for the lady indians...2-0 lead for itawamba that's your final score...itawamba gets the job done and secures the indians place in the conference finals for the frist time in program history strother: "another shutout for us but credit to our opponent.
It's a very very good team that we just saw in the semifinals.
We are extremely happy and pleased to be onto the next round."
Whitt: "we got up and i just played brittany the ball.
She crossed it right back into me.
I had the easiest goal.
It was all because of her and because of the team.
We fought really hard this game and i think we deserved it."
Even the rain and schedule changes could not stop our area teams from playing another week of fantastic football with playoffs on the horizon, teams pulling out all the stops to secure wins here's the endzone's week ten top 5... #5.....3rd quarter..heritag e vs washington...gam e over...can't slow down the patriots...reid huskinson with a grown man carry...breaks all the tackles...pats win 51- 0...undefeated 11- 0 #4 the green wave...not scared of the wave..only welcome it...paid off...first play, dantariys cannon breaks through defenders to slide into the endzone...anothe r win in the books for west point..
#3...a gotw...tcps with the fumbled snap...smithville acts fast with the recovery...chand ler woodham on the recovery and the touchdown...smit hville got their wish...the win against tcps #2...our 2nd gotw...division crown on the line...noxubee's marlen windham picked off by ques mcneal for choctaw county....returns for a t-d...huge win for the chargers in that one...their sixth straight victory #1...the undefeated itawamba ahs indians...this team means business...indians with the blocked punt...snagged by isaac smith...touchdow n for the indians...itawamb a stays perfect yet again 10-0 mississippi state football is currently 3-5 on the season with only one of those three being an sec win looking ahead...the bulldogs with only three s-e-c match-ups left...arkansas, alabama, and ole miss each one more critical than the other if mississippi state hopes to turn the season around...make a bowl game...and snap a four-game losing streak arkansas presents the perfect opportunity for the bulldogs to do so as the razorbacks sits at the bottom of the s-e-c with an 0-5 conference record..
Head coach joe moorhead addressed the losing stint earlier, here's what he said moorhead: "all of us, players and coaches...everyone in the program make the decision when you come to the sec and the sec west you understand there's going to be a small margin of error against the best college football in the country.
We have a tough schedule.
I saw one place it was rated the third toughest in the country.
Early on we played well, but we can't look past anything than what we're going to do at practice tomorrow, on wednesday, on thursday, and then on friday.
We'll play with great effort and executing well.
Maybe there's a cumulative effect.
That it wears on the kids because their young psychologically a little bit.
This day and age with technology and phones they have short memories.
We put it to bed on sunday and moved on to arkansas."
Have short memories.
We put it to bed on sunday a new restaurant in starkville brings a whole new meaning to the phrase "drive-thru."
As in, this new eatery might "drive-thru" an area near you.
It's riley j's streatery ..
The food truck opened today.
You may have seen it parked outside of cadence bank in downtown starkville.
The mobile mexican restaurant serves everything from tacos, burritos, nachos, and even churros and tamales.
Customers say it's nice to see new businesses finding their way to starkville.
"yean, i mean, i definitely thik it's good for starkville to kind of grow up and have a lot of new businesses coming in and sort of more modern things that are more popular in the bigger cities."
Folks at riley j's say the eatery will be open on a daily basis in downtown starkville.
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