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WCBI NEWS AT TEN - 07/01/2020
WCBI NEWS AT TEN - 07/01/2020
WCBI NEWS AT TEN - 07/01/2020

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Mississippi's state flag was ceremonially taken down for the last time today and retired.

It's flown over state buildings for over 120 years..

Courtney ann jackson was there for the ceremony and has reactions from some of those who helped bring about the moment.

As the debate over the removal of monuments of confederate leaders and former slave owners around the nation intensifies...the department of homeland security is announcing the formation of a new task force to the department of homeland security says it is sending rapid deployment teams across the country to protect national monuments and statues ahead of the july fourth weekend.

This after calls for the removal of confederate statues.

And president trump is threatening to veto a major defense appropriations bill because of an amendment to rename some military bases.

Cbs's skyler henry has the latest..

As the debate over the removal of monuments of confederate leaders and former slave owners around the nation intensifies...the department of homeland security is announcing the formation of a new task force to the three state flags that fly at the state capitol while lawmakers are in session were put up one last time wednesday.

And flew for one minute as folks gathered to watch.

And then...they were all taken down and carefully folded by the honor guard...most in crowd holding their phones up to record the moment.

"it's an emotional event and i just thank god that i was able to live to see this."

The folded flags were presented to speaker of the house philip gunn, lt.

Governor delbert hosemann and dept of archives and history director katie blount.

They carefully escorted the flag off the capitol grounds for the last time.

"this has been just a signal that this state can change.

I think there are a lot of people who think that mississippi is just always going to be mississippi when it comes to healthcare, education, infrastructure.

Our inability as a legislature and a state to deal with serious problems is something people have just gotten used to.

And this is a sign that we can take on big challenges and change."

"i'm a freshman lawmaker.

So, i'm elated to have been a part of the process in moving mississippi in a new direction, moving mississippi forward and bringing down the flag."

Some didn't realize the ceremony would happen so soon and caught the motorcade leaving with the flags.

""it felt great to really see that.

For me, it felt like a burial& a burial that was happening and an end to something that has been so disheartening for black folks in mississippi."

Some had mixed emotions about it.

"it's a very historic day.

I don't agree with the process that they went through to take it down.

I do think that the people if we let it up to the people, the people would've voted to take it down.

So i disagree with the process but it's been done and it's a the department of homeland security says it is sending rapid deployment teams across the country to protect national monuments and statues ahead of the july fourth weekend.

This after calls for the removal of confederate statues.

And president trump is threatening to veto a major defense appropriations bill because of an amendment to rename some military bases.

Cbs's skyler henry has the latest..

As the debate over the removal of monuments of confederate leaders and former slave owners around the nation intensifies...the department of homeland security is announcing the formation of a new task force to protect them.

President trump created the task force last week with an executive order.

He then tweeted about it wednesday morning saying: "my executive order to protect monuments, statues etc., is in full force and effect.

In excess of a 10 year prison term."

"there's something troubling about jailing people for what some might understand as minor offenses."

Georgetown university professor soyica colbert says ánowá is a time to start having conversations about context -- as some ácitiesá and ástatesá have begun to remove their confederate statues and monuments.

"'every day we're reminded of the legacies and impacts of slavery...that's something that we can't get away from as a country, but i think there's a difference between that and celebrating that history."

"nearly two weeks ago, protesters here toppled and defaced a controversial statue honoring the confederate general albert pike.

Over on capitol hill, some álawmakersá say they áalsoá want to see some statues come down."

California "to walk past statues of people who didn't even feel we were human who wanted us to be in chains statues away, will be extremely meaningful."

Congress is currently considering the national defense authorization act -- which the president has threatened to veto -- over an amendment requiring the pentagon to rename 10 army bases named after confederate leaders.

"he believes that our men and women who left these bases...//...they should not be told the base that they trained in and the last place they saw on american soil was a racist institution."

Military leaders and some congressional republicans have expressed support for the renaming of those military installations.

Skyler henry, cbs news, washington the presumptive democratic nominee for president, former vice president joe biden -- weighed in on the monuments debate for the first time, saying confederate statues belong in museums. first look stinger first look summary: additional clusters of rain and storms are likely through thursday.

Heavy rain may lead to flooding and there could also be some damaging wind gusts mixed in with the strongest storm cells.

Daily rain chances will continue during the 4th of july weekend and into next week.

High humidity is going to remain in place for the foreseeable future as well.

Wednesday night: clusters of showers and storms are likely.

Locally heavy rain may lead to additional flooding.

Lows in the low 70s.

Thursday: scattered showers and storms with locally heavy rainfall and perhaps some gusty breezes.

Highs in the mid to upper 80s with warmer temperatures possible if more sunshine can be had.

Heat indices in the upper 90s.

Heavy rainfall brought flooding to several parts of our viewing area this morning.

Our cash matlock has more on how emergency responders prepare for the worst.

Terry tucker is the okolona fire chief.

He's says over the past 13 years on the job, he's seen his fair share of flooding.

"i've seen streets flood today that i haven't seen flood in 14 years."

But sometimes the flooding doesn't stem from natural causes.

A lot of it has to do with clogged drain pipes.

"people litter.

Throw bags of trash in there, throw tires.

Throw trees that they don't have anything else to do with in there, and it just clogs up."

Meteorologists always tell us turn around don't drown when driving.

Linda griffin with chickasaw county ema says... when walking - that's not always the case.

"we encourage people, if they have to walk through racing water, to not pick their feet up.

Shuffle your feet because that racing water will knock you off your feet."

Griffin says sometimes departments seek help from swift water rescue teams. "we've had a few occassions where we did need a boat.

Not very often in chickasaw county, but we do have some roads that can get dangerous real fast."

"if we need help, then we call monroe county and some of these teams. they've got swift water teams. west point, monroe county, pontotoc, they can come assist if we get into a situation."

And if you find yourself in over your head... tucker say it's best to call for help immediatly.

"just call 911 and get somebody to come help get you out of one or whatever."

For more information on swift water rescue in monroe or clay county, you can visit our website at wcbi dot com.

Take developing story stinger regional jails across mississippi house inmates from the state prison system.

Several years ago the money they got from the state was cut but that could soon change - if governor tate reeves signs a new piece of legislation.

Wcbi's savannah gaido looks at one facility that's not waiting on the state to help its bottom line.

Many people don't think about the cost associated with operating a, medical needs, maintenance, and salaries just to name a few.

To help boost its bottom line, the winston-choctaw regional correctional facility contracts with area law enforcement agencies to house their inmates.

"for instance, our regional jail has the capacity to hold more inmates than we usually owe within the county so we have been able to house city prisoners for the city of louisville and recently house for the city of philadelphia and that has helped us keep our bottom line higher than it would have been normally with the state cuts."

The state is currently giving $23 per inmate -- but philadelphia gives $25 for winston to house inmates.

Pugh says that the increase in price will provide the community with lots of benefits.

"the potential for more jobs and use of medical facilities and use of post office facilities, for use of legal facilities.

Theres a lot that has been put into the community provided by a correctional facility."

Senate bill 2936 would boost the state's cost to regional jails up to $29.74.

Without the increase, that means more out of people's pocket "right now, the thing for winston county is that the average tax payer, the person that pays state taxes and pays county taxes, is paying state taxes and is also their county taxes are having to go to their state taxes should be paying for.

So hopefully with the foresight of the senate and the house of representatives, wx open summary: unsettled weather will remain in place through tuesday night with scattered rain and storm chances.

A cold front will sweep out the rain and humidity by mid morning wednesday leaving us with sunny and warm weather for the rest of the week and upcoming weekend.

Monday night: areas of showers will continue but gradually diminish in size and scope.

The threat of an isolated tornado should gradually end during the evening hours but we'll just have to monitor radar trends.

Look for a mild night with lows in the mid 70s.

Breezy se winds between 10 and 25 mph.

Tuesday: mostly cloudy with showers lingering first thing in the day.

A mix of sun and clouds is expected to develop as time goes on but that could lead to a few more showers or storms. highs are going to push 90?

With higher heat indices at times.

Winds ssw 10-20 mph.

Tuesday night: a cold front may spark a line of showers and storms after midnight.

While we can't rule out a few isolated strong storms most spots will not experience anything too rough.

Lows will be in the low to mid 70s.

Wednesday: any rain chance should move east by mid morning allowing sunnier and less humid conditions to build in on the heels of westerly winds.

Highs top out in the mid 80s.

Wednesday night: clear and refreshing.

Lows in the low 60s.

Thursday-monday: mostly sunny to partly cloudy, warm, and dry.

Highs in the upper 80s to around 90 with overnight lows mainly in the low to mid 60s.

Follow @wcbiweather on facebook, twitter, instagram, and the wcbi news app summary: additional stinger the m-s-u bulldogs find themselves playing a different type of defense// courtney has details a little later you probably know that when you take the kids outdoors in the summer..... a good insect repellent is a must have... but what's the best way to use it?

We find out more in tonight's health talk with baptist... segment 2: how do i safely apply insect repellent to my baby or child?

The american academy of pediatrics says that up to a 30 percent deet is safe in children, although they do not recommend using it in infants less than two months old.

Use lower concentrations if kids will be outside only for an hour or two.

If they are outside longer, consider using a repellent with a higher concentration of deet.

The higher concentration means it will last longer.

Generally, repellent with deet should not be applied more than once a day.

Deet can be used on exposed skin, as well as clothing, socks and shoes, but should not be used on the face, under clothing, on cuts or irritated skin or on the hands of young children.

Here are some other suggestions for using an insect repellent containing deet safely: ?

Do not use a single product containing both sunscreen and deet.

Sunscreen needs to be reapplied frequently, while deet should not be applied more than once a day.


Avoid spraying the repellent anywhere near the mouth so it can't be ingested or eyes.


Do not allow your child to handle the container while you're applying the repellent.


Apply the repellant in an open area so that you and your child do not breathe it in.


Wash your child's skin with soap and water when you return indoors and wash all clothing before it is worn again.


Use just enough repellent to cover exposed skin.

Using more does not make repellents more effective.

Join us next time for health talk with baptist when we will discuss some other ways to protect your child from insect bites.

Wipe to vo tuscaloosa will soon join other alabama cities requiring residents to wear masks in public.

The city council approved the ordinance this week.

Face coverings must go over the person's nose and mouth.

As in many other areas of the country,the mask must be worn in all indoor public spaces...this includes stores, bars, and restaurants, and public meeting spaces.

There is a 25 dollar fine for violating the ordinance.

More information will be released tomorrow on when the new law will begin and end.

Wipe to vo the mississippi state university alumni association says it will not host football tailgates this football season.

This only applies to events at the hunter henry center, on campus.

The university has not made any announcement about tailgating that happens in the junction and across campus.

The alumni association says its primary concern is the health and safety of the bulldog family.

Stinger the high school football tour hits double- digits...stop number ten checks in with myrtle...catch the preview spx open take sports full the high school football kicks off july with the myrtle hawks the hawks finally have an entire season of division ball out of the way and now look to find more success this season...and finally have a field of their own might help myrtle is stop number ten on the high school football tour áááintro bbááá myrtle football finally has a full season of division play under the hawks belt, and a good one at that.

The hawks finished the 2019 season with a 6-6 overall record.

"the first year in division was big for them," head coach jeremy smithey said.

"they gained a lot of experience out of it, and we're hoping that parlays over into this season."

Myrtle found success with an emphasis on defense.

The hawks picked up four of its six wins last season by only allowing one touchdown or less.

That defensive pressure isn't something myrtle plans to do away with anytime soon.

The hawks bring back nearly the entire team, only having lost a few players in the off- season.

"a lot of games last year, i thought we played really well defensively.

Early in division play, we did pretty well and through a few shutouts on the board.

That was huge for us.

I think the defense will be a strong suit, and then we're hoping some new things we do on offense will help us out in those areas," smithey said.

Shelton graves, senior lb/lg: "i think defense is the most important part.

If we can stop them from getting another score, then that's what counts.

The longer we can hold them off, the longer we have for our offense to go in there and get another win."

Myrtle is excited for more than just getting back on the field this season.

After spending the previous season playing at the new albany sportsplex, the hawks are finally getting their own field and their own turf to defend.

"i think that's going to change a lot starting off.

Especially our drive.

That's going upcoming stops... baldwyn bear cats on thursday... friday...first schedule change..originally east friday we'll preview the amory panthers..

Saturday...mantach ie mustangs sunday the bruce trojans then week three of the tour kicks off with calhoun city...a new era begins for city winona on tuesday july 7th watervalley on wednesday july 8th nettleton on july 9th... for any stops that you may have missed along the way you can always check out our website, college athletics continues trying to return to normalcy being proactive is key in the midsts of the covid-19 outbreak missisisppi state athletics continues to be proactive..

An m-s-u spokesperson confirmed a positive covid-19 case from a newcomer that arrived on campus last week the newcomerb has not been involved in the voluntary workouts that began at the beginning of june the newcomer was asymptomatic and six players that moved onto msu's campus last week are also in quarantine the name of the newcomer will not be

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