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WCBI NEWS AT TEN - 11/30/2020

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WCBI NEWS AT TEN - 11/30/2020
WCBI NEWS AT TEN - 11/30/2020
WCBI NEWS AT TEN - 11/30/2020

Show open the controversial yazoo pumps project is back up for consideration.

The army corps of engineers says it would allow for drainage of floodwaters from part of the rural mississippi delta.

It's a project the environmental protection agency rejected in 2008.

But a new environmental impact study has given the public the opportunity to weigh in again.

Courtney ann jackson explains.

You've seen the images of the south delta in recent years.

And living there has pushed many to start a grassroots movement to "finish the pumps".

"in 2019, we boated from our house to the road from march 16 to august.

So, i have a pretty big interest."

They're hoping their voices will be heard through this latest public comment period to the army corps of engineers.

"it's not a sprint.

It's a marathon.

So, we have made a lot of progress and it's all good things.

It's never been this far so we're feeling good."

But conservation groups have rallied the opposition to submit their comments too.

"i consider the pumps to be a cruel hoax, and injustice to the people in the south delta because they've been told that this takes care of everything which it does not."

They instead think it would be better to offer programs to help with elevating homes, ago because of the awful damage it would do and adding that no matter how bad, it will not go away.

Courtney ann jackson, wcbi news.

First look stinger first look summary: meteorological winter begins tuesday and it will certainly feel like it, even with lots of sunshine.

Below normal air is going to stick around for the rest of the work week and upcoming weekend.

The next chance of rain will come thursday.

Monday night: clearings skies with falling temperatures.

Cold lows in the the low to mid 50s.

New beginnings come to an end for a monroe county man this past weekend.

He was supposed to start a new job today... instead his family is planning a funeral.

Wcbi's stephen pimpo brings us the story... "i got over here and he was laying there..."

Shundra gates had a bad feeling just before her boyfriend, 35-year- old sergio james, was gunned down at the corner of chaffie and gillespie streets, in aberdeen, on saturday night.

"i was at home and i felt something.

Didn't know what it was but i felt it.

And then when i heard the gunshots i got a call about the worst and it was him."

Monroe county coroner alan gurley says james died there on the street.

Just a few feet away, a who identified himself simply as shelton, said it sounded like a war zone outside his bedroom.

"it scared me, i jumped out of my bed like i was in the army or something."

Su: one resident says he found at least 5 bullet holes in his home information on the whereabouts of the fellow that did have any information on the whereabouts of the fellow that did it, please come forward."

Tag aberdeen police identified 20-year- old amari johnson as a person of interest in the shooting.

Police chief henry randle tells wcbi that a red car johnson was seen driving has been recovered.

However, johnson has not been found.

He's considered armed and dangerous.

If you know where he is... call aberdeen police.

Stinger-stinger wcbi continuing coverage stinger covid-19 cases continue to soar above the one thousand mark in mississippi.

The state department of health is reporting one thousand 485 new cases today and one death.

More than 128 thousand mississippians are presumed recovered from the virus.

This means there are 20 thousand 717 presumed active cases in the state.

In our area, lee county has the most new cases with 66.

Lafayette county has 52.

Lowndes is reporting 34.

Monroe and oktibbeha both have 29 new cases.

Off top mississippi passes another pandemic milestone... today... setting the record for the most confirmed covid-19 patients in mississippi hospitals.

State health officer dr. thomas says there are one thousand eight people that are confirmed to have the virus in hospitals throughout the state.

There are another 107 patients that are suspected of having covid-19.

Dobbs says this new hospitalization surge is before an anticipated increase after the thanksgiving holiday.

He tweeted... quote... this is truly serious.

Protect yourselves and your family now.

End quote.

The most recent numbers on the health department's website shows a limited number of i.c.u.

Beds available in the golden triangle.

Statewide... the number is only 149.

Obviously... not all i.c.u.

Beds are being occupied by covid patients.

Chickasaw county supervisors select a new ambulance service for the county.

"shoals priority baptist ambulance service" was recently selected at a board meeting.

Caremed ambulance services previously provided ambulance service for the county.

The contract with "shoals priority baptist ambulance service" will be for a five years and will cost 120 thousand dollars.

Shoals is provided through baptist.

One ambulance will be in houston, while a second will be in okolona.

Intro some chickasaw county voters recently made history... and so did the woman that won the election.

Wcbi's allie martin tells us about this future county supervisor that has a plan and is breaking barriers.

Margaret futral is the first female elected to the chickasaw county board of supervisors and the first republican in years.

She has a list of goals as she prepares to take office.

Futral is a familiar face at the chickasaw county courthouse in houston.

She is visiting with employees of the tax assessor's office, who are temporarily relocated to the hallway because water from a leaking roof has damaged the floor.

"it was an old building, it was leaking and flooring in tax assessor's office had to be removed and rebuilt, there's other things wrong with the courthouse but we have filed for a grant and hopefully we will get it."

Renovating the houston courthouse, built in the early 1900s, is one of the top priorities for the retired educator.

Futral, who started attending supervisor meetings four years ago, also wants better roads throughout the county and says healthcare is another big need for area residents.

She has been active in the republican party, co-chairing delbert hosemann's campaign for lieutenant governor in chickasaw county.

Futral believes those connections will come in handy as a supervisor.

"i think they will support me and i'm hoping they will support our county because we really need the help up here."

Futral also promised during her campaign to work for free.

She plans on donating her salary to various community organizations.

"some of my projects are the community theater, on the east side of the square, and then also the girl's softball field house they are building, also i will be donating to scholarships for disadvantaged students ."

Futral will take office in january but says she has been preparing to represent the people of district five for years.

In houston, allie martin, wcbi news there are plans to meeting with other supervisors between now and january to talk about the needs facing chickasaw county if you tuned into our 5 and 6 o'clock broadcasts, then you know tonight the city of columbus hosted it's annual christmas tree lighting ceremony.

The event is put on every year by columbus main street, but this year looked a little different.

Spectators were asked to log into the event's facebook live broadcast.

Columbus mayor robert smith was joined by santa, mrs. claus, and the grinch for the lighting.

After the show, children were allowed to take part in a q and a session with santa over the livestream.

Mayor robert smith says, it was important to go on with the ceremony, despite not having a large in-person crowd.

"it's very important to do the lighting of the christmas tree.

Tomorrow is december 1st and today is the last day in the month of november, we just finished with thanksgiving, so what better way to start of the christmas celebration than the lighting of the christmas tree."

Tonight's tree lighting ceremony took place from 6 to about 6:30 at the columbus river walk.

Stinger wx open summary: meteorological winter begins tuesday and it will certainly feel like it, even with lots of sunshine.

Below normal air is going to stick around for the summary: meteorological winter begins tuesday and it will certainly feel like it, even with lots of sunshine.

Below normal air is going to stick around for the rest of the work week and upcoming weekend.

The next chance of rain will come thursday.

Monday night: clearings skies with falling temperatures.

Cold lows in the mid to low 20s.

Winds wnw 3-8 mph.

Wind chill values in the 20s all night long.

Bundle up!

Tuesday: mostly sunny and chilly.

Highs in the upper 40s to around 50.

Westerly winds 5- 10 mph.

Tuesday night: mainly clear and cold.

Lows in the mid 20s.

Calm wind.

Wednesday: mostly sunny in the morning with increasing clouds during the afternoon.

Highs in the low to mid 50s.

Wednesday night: mostly cloudy.

Lows in the mid to upper 30s.

Thursday: cloudy with a 50% chance of showers.

Highs in the low 50s.

Mid 30s for lows thursday night.

Friday: mostly cloudy.

A 20% chance of lingering showers.

Highs in the upper 40s to around 50.

Lows in the mid to low 30s friday night.

Saturday: sun & clouds.

Highs in the 50s.

Sunday: mostly sunny.

Highs in the mid to upper 50s.

Summary: meteorological winter begins tuesday and it will certainly feel like it, even with lots of sunshine.

Below normal air is going to stick around for the rest of the work week and upcoming weekend.

The next chance of rain will come thursday.

Monday night: clearings skies with falling temperatures.

Cold lows in the mid to low 20s.

Winds wnw 3-8 mph.

Wind chill values in the 20s all night long.

Bundle up!

Wcbi news app stinger after the break, we're taking a trip to the emergency room is this week's health talk with baptist.

You don't want to miss it.

Cash 3 lottery gfx goes here it's one of the most asked questions when you have children.... how do you know when to take them to the emergency room?

This week, we hope to answer that question for you, or at least give you a better understanding.

Dr. pam sykes joins us for tonight's health talk with baptist.

Take a look.

The question is when you take the child to the emergency number that er stands for my this includes health concerns that cannot wait until morning what a child to see the regular doctor tonight recommendation for infants younger than two months old and if it younger than two months old to be taken to the er if they have the record hundred .4 for baby over the two months fever is a significant finding that frequently requires hospital difficulty breathing present horrifies wheezing labor is a numeracy that should be by not as reflux er doctors are trained for life-and-death emergencies and are not trained for routine if in child care printers, called congestion consultation the guy these are not generally like three symptoms in our basement is by your child to which prozac, so talk with bob this health talk with baptistthb received following their egg the egg bowl is back in oxford for the first time since 2017 following ole miss' 31-24 victory over mississippi state in the 93rd egg bowl showdown.... the accolades continue to roll in for rebels quarterback matt corral who was named sec co- offensive player of the week... he shares this week's honor with alabama quarterback mac jones following the crimson tide's win over auburn in the iron bowl..

Corral set the ole miss passing yards record for an egg bowl with 385 along with two touchdowns... he's top 10 in the country in passing yards... touchdowns and completions percentage... head coach lane kiffin said the 81- yard bomb to braylon sanders is one of the best throws of corral's career kiffin says: gotta be up there i thought about it right at the time.

It felt like it was a john elway throw about 70 yards.

Couldn't have put it any better and to throw it as early as he did, it was a first round throw after a few clean weeks... kiffin said his team was hit with a few covid-19 positive test results on sunday... he says it's a manageable amount and it doesn't threaten the upcoming practice or game schedule... msu home opener against texas state looking for the 1st win of the season 1st half...dj stewart was rolling...misses here but gets the 2 for 1 special knocking down the trey then again coming off a screen knocks down another 3 ball tsu hanging in the game early on....caleb asberry to the rack with the fast break slam!

But before the half closes.....stewart crossover and the 1 hand slam!!

Msu leads by 2 at half 2nd half....stewart iso...step back 3 ball is cash!

Stewart drops a career high 23 points then pick and roll action...davien smith hits quentin post for 3...bulldogs start to pull away then to seal the deal....mississippi native cameron matthews dimes abdul ado who slams it home!!!!

State wins....ben howland collects win number 500 for his career!

Mississippi state women's basketball... starting off the season on a high note by rolling past jackson state 88-58... it was also the first win of the nikki mccray penson era... four bulldogs were in double figures headlined by rickea jackson's 19 points and seven rebounds and mccray penson said the seasons start provided a sense of relief..

00-05 :25-:30 mccray penson: we've had a lot that we've been dealing with.

Our kids have been adjusting on the fly but they found a way to go out there and play with energy.

They went out there without fans and they're used to fans and we've had great fans and they havent been able to be there.

They give energy.

Jackson says: we just had to get the rust off.

It was our first game rust off.

It was our first game coming off last week not being able to play in the tournament so we've been practicing trying to get going and i think we did that.

State's december 12th matchup with southern miss has been canceled after the golden eagles suspended activities due to covid-19 protocols.

Another great week of high school football playoffs in the books..

Let's check out the top 5 plays from the week from the week number five let's head to west alabama... pickens county at berry... adonta warner gets the give... makes a few cutbacks and scores from 41 yards out to get the tornadoes the lead... they won and will take on linden in the championship game number four let's head out to noxubee county... bobby shanklin for the tigers near the goal line... gets the handoff and check out the hurdle... noxubee county won bit and will play magee in the state title game number three our game of the week.... east union and calhoun city... the wildcats were up 8-0 and on the ensuing kickoff hayden roberts takes matters into his own hands on the return... finds his spot and turns on the jets from 80 yards out... calhoun city got the last laugh... advancing to take on taylorsville in the state title game number two let's head back out to noxubee county... chrishard rupert chucks one deep... to bobby shanklin... he head three touchdowns in the first half and makes the top 5 twice... he certainly has player of the week potential number one zae davis for biggersville takes it 80 yards to the house... huge play for the lions... house... huge play for the lions... they blank nanih waiya 26 nothing to move on to take on lumberton in the state title game

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