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WCBI News At Ten - February 27, 2020

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WCBI News At Ten - February 27, 2020
WCBI News At Ten - February 27, 2020
WCBI News At Ten - February 27, 2020

The board of trustees for the state's institutions of higher learning is under the microscope// their recent process for naming the new chancellor at ole miss sparked protests// now--lawmakers are pushing back on their power// courtney ann jackson explains// there are multiple proposals that would lead to a power shift within the state college board.

Republican rep.

Trey lamar filed a bill that would give appointments to the governor, lt.

Governor and speaker.

"what that would prevent is a situation that we've had the last several years we are all 12 members were appointed by one individual."

Another targets a controversial issue of naming new school leaders.

Hb 1571 would take away the sole authority form the board of trustees.

Instead---it suggest a seven member search committee made up of appointed alumni from that school and one member selected by the board.


Chris bell's proposal is more drastic.

It proposes abolishing the ihl.

"it's imperative that each school has a voice and selecting individual that's going to lead them to the next decade.

As it relates with ihl, we have had them to be a part of this selection process.

It hasn't worked out in certain instances."

But a pathway out for his proposal is now unlikely---because of all the committees it would need to clear.

"it was disheartening to see my bill be triple referred.

I was told that that's rare in this building to have a piece of legislation triple referred.

To have a triple referred was just saying that we don't wanna hear what you have to say."


Governor delbert hosemann says he hasn't read the details of any of the bills that would put some appointment power in his hands.

But said this about the college board.

"i think we need to give them some leeway on making decisions like that.

There have been complaints on the last two about not having input or whatever.

So, we can always do better."

Courtney ann jackson, wcbi news take new at 10 stinger lowndes county residents get a lowndes county residents get a chance to meet their new sheriff and his command team..

Sheriff eddie hawkins told the crowd about his goals for the department and some of the changes they're making... hawkins plans to implement community watch programs and also utilize the new p-3 tips crime reporting app..

Hawkins says it's going to take the community and law enforcement working together to help keep the community safe..... "we're trying to get more community involvement and get people in our community to work with the sheriffs department and provide information that leads to the arrest of violators that are committing crimes.

Out here in our community.

With bringing the public and like this it gives a chance for them to meet us and our staff and some of the deputies that work out in the community, so this is a good way to get the community more involved."

" with him being there is going to take more than him trying to do this by himself, it's going to take all of us.

We need to be hans, hands and feet to inform velma specially when people buy land along.

What it is now yes we've got too many people saying, i don't want to get involved, but if you see something report it.

" the sheriff's department will host three more meetings throughout the county..

For the dates and locations just head over to our website at wcbi dot com.... take vo off top local pastors and the columbus police department are coming together to make their community safer..

Tonight, the two parties discussed increasing security presence at the churches.

Police chief fred shelton say cpd will provide active shooter training to the congregations if requested..

The department will also provide training for armed security personnel.

Both parties say this is necessary for the safety of church goers in this day and age.

"the police are here to provide protection.

They are known as the peace keepers, and jesus said blessed are the peace makers.

While the peacemakers are running to chaos and trying to bring peace and order, then we have the peace keepers who are keeping the peace, so our police officers are here to keep the peace and we have the church designed to help in case it's necessary to instill some peace.

" tonight..

Was the first of many meetings they plan to have.

If any pastors missed tonight's, meeting and would like to be involved, you're encouraged to contact the police department a fun and exciting night for members of columbus main street// tonight they celebrated 35 years of the organization// columbus main street has been a big part of the revitalization of our downtown district// some members even went home with an award// one of main street's biggest events of course is market street which is right around the corner// first look stinger first look thursday night: partly to mostly cloudy.

An isolated sprinkle or flurry is possible.

Lows around freezing.

Light sw winds 2-5 mph.

Friday: sun & clouds.

Cool highs in the mid 50s.

A few isolated evening showers may occur.

Winds wnw 10-15 mph.

A northeast mississippi based ministry is helping residents in jackson whose homes were flooded after heavy rains// allie martin spent two days on the ground with teams from "eight days of hope" as volunteers help many homeowners who have lost all their possessions// in part one of "finding hope" we hear from some of those flood victims who are thankful for the help// as trina blackmon was packing her pots, pans, a volunteer with eight days of hope was busy trying to salvage the blackmon's new garbage disposal.

"the water just came fast, all of a sudden, just a few hours, it was up."

Trina and her husband darrell have lived in their home on cypress trail for nearly thirty years and have seen heavy rains before, but the recent record rainfall sent the nearby pearl river out of its banks and into their home.

Nats trina and her husband heeded a mandatory evacuation.

When they were able to return a few days later, their home was devastated by the floodwaters.

Nats once residents could get back into their homes, teams with pontotoc county based "eight days of hope" were on scene, as part of the ministry's "rapid response" initiative.

"we're here in the neighborhood, mucking out, or mudding out, we take belongings from the homes, most is going to the street, separated into piles, we remove carpet, padding, floors, take drywall, off walls, then pull all nails, clean it well, we come back and spray a chemical that will kill mold."

Standup bridge it's easy as you drive down streets in areas hit hard by flooding, see piles of debris and think of all of it as trash, but for each family , each item, like this kid's drum kit, has a special memory.

So to have eight days of hope come in and start the cleanup process is a big help.

"these are my angels and i have told everybody, these are truly angels sent from heaven and i love all of them, they come in and do what they need to do, not asking any questions and they are sending out a whole lot of prayers, we have prayed so much."

Other residents , like pastor betty johnson, say the work done by eight days of hope volunteers will leave lasting positive impacts.

"they have truly shown love of 2 work done by eight days of hope volunteers will leave lasting positive impacts.

"they have truly shown love of jesus like never before, they are one of only agencies you see going round and round,helping."

All work done by eight days of hope is at no cost to the homeowner.

The work builds friendships, helps homeowners save money and lets volunteers put hands and feet to their christian faith.

In jackson, allie martin, wcbi news tomorrow night in part two of "finding hope," we will meet some of the volunteers who are involved in the jackson relief efforts.

Eight days of hope will be working in jackson through march seventh.

Take vo off top the people who the people who work at starkville's southwire want to help flood victims. they are collecting items to send to residents in jackson.

The truck is located in the walmart supercenter parking lot just off of highway 12 in starkville.

Southwire employees are there to help load supplies on the truck.

In order to be a leader in business, you need to be a leader in the community.

We are looking for cleaning supplies, brooms, mops, buckers or anything to help with the cleanup.

Southwire employees will be on site, collecting these supplies through 6 pm on friday.

Stinger wx open summary: reasonably quiet and dry weather is going to hold on through the end going to hold on through the end of the work week and the upcoming weekend.

A big and the upcoming weekend.

A big storm system is expected to affect the region monday through wednesday.

Flooding rain and the chance of severe weather are back in the forecast for early next week.

Thursday night: partly to mostly cloudy.

An isolated sprinkle or flurry is possible.

Lows around freezing.

Light sw winds 2-5 mph.

Friday: sun & clouds.

Cool highs in the mid 50s.

A few isolated evening showers may occur.

Winds wnw 10-15 mph.

Friday night: variably cloudy with the chance of a few isolated showers.

Lows in the mid 30s.

Saturday: becoming mostly sunny.

Highs in the upper 50s.

Saturday night: mainly clear.

Lows in the upper 30s.

Sunday: partly cloudy and warmer.

Highs in the upper 60s.

Monday: mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of rain showers.

Milder highs around 70.

Tuesday- wednesday: rain and storms are likely.

A batch of strong to severe storms is possible tuesday night into wednesday morning.

All modes of severe weather remain possible so stay tuned for details.

Total rainfall between monday and wednesday may end up being 2?

To over 5?

And that could easily cause more flooding issues around the region.

Stay connected with @wcbiweather on facebook, twitter, instagram, and the wcbi news app weather wrap wcbi news app weather wrap stinger college basketball has march madness - but - highschools are getting an áearlyá start..

We take a look at february fever a little later in spots..

When you've had a heart attack or other cor-o-nary event.... the recovery process is very important..

In tonight's health talk with baptist we learn what to expect from cardiac rehab..

Hi, i'm kayla pruitt, director of cardiovascular services at baptist memorial hospital golden triangle.

Tonight we will discuss the benefits of cardiac rehab.

Your doctor may suggest that you take part in a cardiac rehab program if you have a heart condition, or had heart surgery or a heart attack.

You will get an axercise plan that's designed just for you and learn how to improve your habits, like switching to a healthier diet and quitting the tobacco habit, if you are a smoker.

A cardiac rehab program, such as our certified cardiac rehab program, also offers you emotional support.

You can meet others who are going throught the same things you are and can help you stay on track to maintain a healthier heart.

The benefits of cardiac rehab include live longer and lessen your chances of another heart attack.

Control heart disease symptoms such as chest pain or shortness of breath.

Stop or reverse damage to your blood vessels in your heart.

Lessen the physical and emotional effects of heart disease.

Improve your stamina and strength getting you back to your usual activities, including work, hobbies, and regular exercise.

Improve your confidence and well-being.

Join us next time for health talk with baptist.

Stinger the women's basketball season coming to a close this weekend...highligh ts from senior night at the hump when we come back mississippi state hosting arkansas in the bulldogs last regular season match-up at home to starkville... it's hogs vs dogs at the humphrey coliseum...msu hosting arkansas the 5th year senior, guard jordan danberry with the lay-up to tie it up at 4 early under 7 in the 1st -- guard alexis tolfree with the trey put the hogs up 12- 6...she had 16 alone in the first quick response from the dogs -- next possesion, guard aliyah matharu knocks down a three herself...cuts it 12- 9 arkansas 2nd quarter...forward rickea jackson with the jump shot...bulldogs on a 9-0 run 4 minutes in the half...get it to forward jessika carter inside...gets the shot to go...44-33 1 minute and change before the break -- chloe bibby gets the deep ball...splash bulldogs leading 51-43 at half msu comes away with the 92-83 win ove the hogs...bulldogs head to ole miss sunday battle of the wildcats...calhoun battle of the wildcats...calhoun city taking on walnut calhoun city with the early lead...good ball movement leads to nashira jennings in the corner for up 4 after 1 in the second....calhoun city takes over...turning up the pressure...jenning s with the steal and coast to coast finish 6-0 run to start the quarter.... ajala mays to makynzy campbell....right to the rack, easy two... city stretches it to a twenty point halftime lead calhoun city advances to the semifinals...64-46 over walnut baldwyn girls in action as well taking on ingomar 2nd quarter, tati- ana beene assist to la-embri mc- gaha...shot off ana beene assist to la-embri mc- gaha...shot off glass...12-6 baldwyn fast forward to ot....20 seconds left...7th grader kylee johnson to katie beth hall for 3....we go to double ot 1 min left....amarie anderson coast to coast lay...44-41 bearcats badlwyn escapes in a nail bitter...bearcats 47 ingomar 41 running it back for the 2a boys site taking on coahoma county new site trailing in the second...colton fitzsimmons from thirty of two first half field goals for the royals....only a 7 point game at halftime second half....walker moreland goes berserk....back to back triple in the fourth site to a two possession game... but panthers always getting an the inbounds pass...tarkeviuous logan and one bucket... coahoma county advances with the 55-41 win baldwyn and pine grove facing off in boys quarters 1st quarter...gabe richardson 1 hand dime to logan potts....5-0 baldwyn 1 min left in quarter...jacolby williams to richardson....deep 3....14-6 baldwyn 5 seconds left....richardson double clutch 3 ball at the buzzer!!!!

Baldwyn made it rain from deep hitting 10 threes!!

Final score baldwyn 70 pine grove 45 the file at valley....potts camp taking on calhoun city cardinals with the lead transition....mitche ll saulsberrto e rack, contact...and one...potts camp up 6 after 1 calhoun city racesbackn a hurry....insane play....going out of bounds...payton chandler heck of a pass tohomas clayton fothe easy dce... e game a halftime under to go in the down 4...jawyn tuckerith th steal....does the rest....goes right to the score ballame potts camp makes the pl when it counts...saulsberr y football ps on the inbounds to martavious fro for the layup... potts camp wins a thriller.....75-72 over calhoun city to advce ingor boys looking to get back to thbig house plin coffville 1st'taeve on torrance pull up j...2-2 later in 1st, ayton stnford to nathan weeden....d range j....ingomar up 2 4th quarter, 1 min remaining....weeden to nyheim jones, spinycle and finish.falcons up 3 inmar ys ce away with it.661 the win er coeeville still to come..

Still to come..

Chief meteorologist keith gibson returns with tonights


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