WCBI News at Ten - Tuesday, October 29th 2019
Thanks for joining us tonight... between now and january, the lowndes county school board has a big job ahead of it, choosing a superintendent..
A change in state law requires all superintendents to be appointed... tonight... board members called a special meeting to discuss how they will handle the interview process for candidates... our quentin smith was at that meeting... so quentin..
Will the public be allowed to be a part of the interviewing process??
Scott, they will... but things will be limited.... tonight..
The board voted to stick to its original plan... that plan allows for only 15 members from the public to be inside the november 12th forum when the district interviews the finalists..
The way it'll work is.... each of the board's five members will select three residents from their respective districts to be a part of this process... those 15 individuals will be allowed to ask questions... and then afterwards.... provide feedback to the school board..
However... when it comes to the general public..
They will not be allowed inside the forum during the interviewing process... board president robert barksdale wouldn't go into detail about why the board chose to exclude the general public... but says he's comfortable with the board's decision... "the board made the decision to choose the 15 people from our district and that's why the board stuck to tonight.
" nat "just like i said, the board chose by unanimous, chose to do it that way."
Barksdale says one of the applicants withdrew their name..
Now...there are six people vying for the position... including current superintendent lynn wright... who's term expires on december 31st... the board will begin interviewing candidates next tuesday.... they'll narrow their search down to the final 2 to 4 finalists by the november 12th forum... barksdale says they hope to make their decision by the end of november... this election season we've been hearing a lot from the candidates.
But with just a week to go before election day courtney ann jackson talks to the most important people at the polls - the voters..
Checking the mail.
Turning on the tv.
Driving from point a to point b--- you've probably seen the campaigning--in one or many forms. elijiah simmons says he can't seem to escape it.
"i am so tired of the ad campaigns.
I think i might need to get a medical emergency here right about now.
Call the ambulance.
I'm sick of it."
Others are enjoying seeing candidates--especially in the race for governor--duke it out.
"they're giving it all they've got, you know.
It might involve a little too much mud slinging for some people's taste.
They are getting aggressive.
And they're very competitive.
But i enjoy the competition.
That lets me know that both candidates care at the end of the day."
But i wanted to find out if the onslaught of campaigning left something to be desired.
"the phone calls to the house.
The television...it's all non-stop.
I will turnout and exercise my civic right to vote.
But it is annoying."
Most folks seemed to agree that there's a need to do your own homework.
"i think that everyone needs to educate themselves about who they're going to vote for.
I think the ads do help.
But i think you need to look yourself."
"make sure you're not just doing what everyone else is doing.
Whoever you vote for, make sure it's the person you want to vote for."
Candidates are hoping increased visibility will translate to a higher turnout but it's not been enough for everyone to make a final call yet.
"i don't know...i'm still undecided."
The general election will be held next tuesday--november 5.
Courtney ann jackson, wcbi news first look stinger first look summary: rain and storms will redevelop tonight and continue through thursday morning.
Another 1-3" of rain or more may fall.
There may also be a few gusty storms wednesday night and early thursday morning that could produce some isolated damaging wind gusts.
The latest data suggest a dry, breezy, and colder evening for trick-or-treaters thursday followed by crisp and cool fall weather going into the weekend.
Several nights in a row will produce a widespread frost and/or freeze.
Tuesday night: mostly cloudy with showers developing during the night.
Temperatures slowly warming into the mid 60s by sunrise.
Winds become se at 3-7 mph.
Wednesday: areas of rain and storms with locally heavy rain at times.
Highs in the 70s.
Winds sse 5-15 mph.
Wednesday night: rain and storms. a few storms may produce damaging wind gusts.
Temperatures holding nearly steady in the upper 60s to around 70.
Take vo in monitor making sure high school students are prepared for life after graduation is a priority for educators across mississippi.
Schools in our area have many workforce development programs and as allie martin reports, a digital media class in itawamba county lets students learn about a variety of possible future careers, while learning other skills.
Every week students in the iahs digital media class take their places nats for another production of itawamba school news nats under the leadership of digital media instructor david nichols, the young broadcasters are closing in on the 200th episode of itawamba school news.
The students learn about digital video production, editing, writing , setting up camera shots, and how to deliver it all to their peers.
Part of the funding for the program comes from state lawmakers.
Representative donnie bell chairs the workforce development committee in the state house.
"this program here really exposes the young kids and students to news media and careers in that."
Even if students aren't planning a career in media, they are learning about technology they can apply in other career fields.
"to be honest, i like being on camera, this is a good class for me and i like working with computers, dealing with computers."
"we work hard for each episode."
"it takes a lot of work , you mess up and have to re do it , and want to get it perfect."
"it is easier than what i thought, but i don't edit."
Digital media students also produce a weekly podcast.
In fulton, allie martin, wcbi news take vo in monitor you can see the students' hard work by going to the "itawamba school news' channel on you the "itawamba school news' channel on you tube.
Stinger 2 shot wx open sunny, 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 when it comes to getting around in starkville, there are now more options for fewer wheels..
We take a look when we come back... getting from point 'a'... to point 'b' just got a little easier in the city of starkville.
The new locksley way multi-use path is officially open for public use.
The trail is a pedestrian walk- way ?and?
The first ever two- lane bike path in the state.
It connects msu with the starkville sports plex.
The project is a 4-way partnership among the city of starkville, oktibbeha county, mississippi state university, and mississippi department of transportation.
"it is a great multi-use because it gives people alternative transportation around our community, and it gives them access, safe access, to be able to walk or bike or do things like that, that they want to... so, you can get all the way... start at the park, you could come through the university, go downtown, shop downtown, and eventually the sidewalk will also come back around on highway 12 as well."
Construction for the path came around 4 percent ?under?
The initial bid amount.
The locksley way path connects existing walk- ways and bike paths in starkville.
Area businesses say features like this help the city's growth..
Residents say it makes starkville a better place to live..
Our cash matlock takes a closer look..
Terry long is the manager at central station grill in starkville.
He's lived in the city since 20.
He says the starkville we see today is vastly different from the starkville almost 15 years ago.
"you drove everywhere.
The public transportation wasn't going.
It wasn't there.
Now, you've got the smart buses going.
You can pretty much walk from main street to the cotton district, all the way to campus.
There's some more construction work right now.
Once it gets finished, i think it's going to be a very easy, well lit walk or bike ride to and from all the way from city hall to dudy noble."
Long says the infrastructure has become so pedestrian friendly, that it's changed his restaurant's business model.
"what we've seen over the last couple of years is a lot of walk-up to-go business.
We've got some apartment complexes behind us and right next to us.
They literally call and they walk right into the front door, and we bring it right to them.
You know, instead of doing curb-side because they're closer to the front door than they are the curb-side parking."
Right next door at boardtown bikes, manager matthew nunes says he's also noticed a healthy change in the city.
"the infrastructure in starkville has been improving for many, many years.
Lots of groups have worked in the past, starkville cycling club, starkville in motion, planted a lot of the early seeds for biking and walking paths, so it's been improving."
He says those seeds are bearing fruit in the form of improved overall quality of life.
"this will hopefully make bicycling and walking and all those things something that people are more comfortable with which is of course good for us."
"i think the city growing and being conscious of it's growth and trying to have ways and avenues of people traveling to and fro without having to have a car and use vehicles where they can walk, they can bike, they have pubic transportation, i do think that is a benefit to the town.
It helps the town grow."
The city is currently working on a side-walk project along louisville street.
Once the project is complete, the sidewalk will connect to the new locksley way path.
Stinger two bulldogs earn preseason recognition... more from women's hoops, next in sports..
Sec women's basketball coaches recognizing the game of two of mississippi state's most important pieces heading into the new season jordan danberry and chole bibby named to the preseason all- sec teams named by the coaches danberry listed as first team, bibby to the second team danberry returns as a graduate guard after averaging 13 points per game a year ago, and bibby looks to step back into her role as sharpshooter after a torn acl ended her season a year ago multiple reports confirming ole miss quarterback grant tisdale is no longer with the program, and has entered the transfer portal tisdale appeared in one game, completing both passes and a touchdown in the loss to alabama, and spent most time as third-string the former four- star signee becomes the sixth player to transfer mid season, joining montrell custis, kevontae ruggs, josh clarke, kam white, and cj miller time to give a shoutout to the big guys holding it down at the line of scrimmage, and those that help keep the lights on at home..
It's our lineman of the week for week 11 "tonight's lineman of the week with oxford is brought to you by northeast mississippi electric power association."
This week's lineman of the week in oxford is bernard blackmon.
Bernard has 22 years of service with the northeast mississippi electric power association wcbi's lineman of the week for the lafayette commodores is senior defensive tackle keaton mcintosh....a force in the backfield in the dores' 28-7 win over new hope six tackles, 2 for a loss, increasing his total to 13 on the season... catch keaton and the dores in week 11, as lafayette travels to columbus to take on the falcons as part of district play five.
Tony will warm and is overseeing the philadelphia wanting to meet you will over to scott for three sweatshirts in the city will will want to cross a way not to spot the fingers the number five w.
Wild and heritage companies will be met when it continues to be a way that top spot is essential for a pillow ...starkg on pontotoc in jamboree soccer action at ballard park in tupelo.
Pontotoc corner kick.
Robert ramos bends it like beckham to score this goal off the corner.
Warriors take a 2-0 lead.
Nick bush gets possession and hits the break and scores the goal for the yellow jackets.
They cut the deficit to 1 goal.
But the warriors had things rolling.
Ross mathews with the touch and gets this one past the goalie with a heel kick!!!
Warriors gone onto win big in this one.
Later in the night, new albany taking on saltillo.
1st minute of the match, john davis with the lead pass to max spencer who makes a move and scores the goal!!
Bulldogs up 1-0 early later in the half, jamie eli meja shakes a defender then lobs one over the goallie for the nice goal.
Bulldogs take a commanding 2-0 lead.
Then later in the half, saltillo on the attack, sammy gallardo crosses one to tanner owens who takes the shot but its secured by adrian garcia.
And new albany goes onto win big.
Still to come..
Chief meteorologist keith gibson returns with restaurants tomorrow falling to juice there's a halloween time you're excited about this sunny and cool weather time is