WCBI News at Ten - February 24, 2020

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WCBI News at Ten - February 24, 2020

WCBI News at Ten - February 24, 2020

Thanks for joining us tonight..

The oktibbeha county board supervisors hear from county residents about concerns over the issues at the county lake.

They held a town hall meeting in starkville to get the public's input// our stephanie poole was at the meeting and has more// stand-up while there's progress with the oktibbeha county lake and dam, concerns from residents are still rising.

Board supervisors and citizens had a town hall meeting about this issue.

The biggest question seems to be "what's next".

" the dam needs to be repaired and the core of engineers been telling them that for over 20 years and it's time for them to get out the money."

Chris taylor says his daughters home sits near the oktibbeha county lake... and he's afraid if something isn't done soon, she'll be met with flood waters at her door.

" it's been totally inconvenience because they have to go all the way around just to get to the house.

I think that's a discredit on anyone living in that area.

That the county can do better and they could be better.

We hope that after tonight they will do better.

" but taylor isn't alone...he and other citizens are now speaking up.

"input from the community could help supervisors and determine what avenue they need to take here on out once the lake is deemed safe."

The board supervisors agreed to pay for half of the repairs on the levee and dam to fix the conditions..

And $250,000 was approved for the city engineer to begin plans.

" the main thing that we're worried about is the safety of the community.

" " there's lots of community leaders and everyone else that's really concerned about the people who live in that area and the county lake itself.

" stand-up oktibbeha county board members say there are still decisions to be made before they decide the ultimate plan for action.

Until then, they are asking the public for their cooperation.

Reporting in starkville, stephanie poole, wcbi news.

Take vo in monitor supervisor marvell howard says they will continue to discuss the future of the lake as it progresses.

Vo vo off top the southern half of gardner boulevard in columbus is closed to through traffic until saturday as city workers repair a sinkhole// the road will be closed from highway 1-82 to maxwell lane// southbound traffic coming from waterworks road will be diverted at hemlock street next to cash and carry building supply, and then routed down browder// businesses will still be accessible to employees and customers but all through traffic is prohibited// a severe landslide in choctaw county has forced a road on state route 9 to remain closed// mississippi department of transportation decided to shut down that section of the highway friday// they say the cause of the landslide has been the persistent rainfall// the highway is closed between reform and sturgis roads and state route 790// that stretch of road is between ackerman and eupora// residents in the area, are hoping this issue can be solved as soon as possible// "man it's pretty bad the roads all messed up.

They need to get it fixed."

"i think it needs to be fixed.

I think the lottery is suppose to fix the road.

I don't know.

It looks real bad.

I don't want to fall in it."

We will continue to provide updates as they become available..

First look stinger first look summary: less active but cooler than average weather is slated for good chunk of the rest of the week.

Areas of showers are possible wednesday and a few little disturbances are possible as the weekend nears but no widespread heavy rain or severe weather is likely through the mississippi republican party is welcoming some new members// and all of them were elected public offices as democrats or independents in this most recent election cycle// courtney ann jackson has the latest from today's party switch announcements// the mississippi republican party chairman says he doesn't expect this will be the last time they are welcoming new members to the gop.

"we have had a relentless focus on switching conservative democrats over to the republican party.

They recognize increasingly that there is only one party that represents the conservative values of our state and that is the republican party."

All eight of the latest party switchers were from smith and covington counties and one district attorney whose district covers those areas.

But the conservation didn't take long to expand to the national party ties.

"we are in a scenario in this country where you can choose to be a member of the party led by donald j.

Trump or you can choose to be a member of the socialist democratic party led by bernie sanders."

Millsaps department of government and politics chair dr. nathan shrader says given the gop sweep in statewide offices last year and the approval rating for donald trump---it opens the door to this.

Trump---it opens the door to this.

"they have a plausible argument to make with these elected officials that your constituent are already aligning with us, the voting patterns in your district are moving in our direction...you should join the team too."

One of those party switchers echoed that thought.

"there are conservatives democrats all across the state of mississippi and there was once upon a time when the conservative democrats controled this state.

It's a new day in mississippi.

And i believe the republican party is growing and there's a place in the republican party for people like me."

Courtney ann jackson, wcbi news take vo off top students at the mississippi school for mathematics and sciences got an inside scoop of what it's like to work on a presidential campaign// the msms young democrats and the muw college democrats host from the campus to the white house// the event featured two msms alums, now working for michael bloomberg and elizabeth warren's presidential campaigns..

The two shared how they got involved and why it's so important in today's political climate// davan reece says he hopes students learn that mississippi plays an important role in the nation's political scene..

"i hope they get a new appreciation of mississippi in a national political sense.

We are often told we're the lowest of the low, we use out houses and things of that nature.

It's important to remind them that we are politically able, we're politically smart, and it's important to remind them that if you want to pursue a life in politics or whatever you want to pursue a life in, it can happen here at msms, the college of the w, it can happen anywhere."

Mississippi's primaries are march 10th// take developing story stinger one person is dead after an afternoon shooting in the skyline community in lee county// sheriff jim johnson says the shooting took place at a tire store on highway 178 just after 3// officers arrived to find one victim in the store and the second about 150 yards away where he had fled while continuing to shoot at his attacker// both victims were taken to the hospital.

One of them died a short time later a third person is in custody and being questioned in the case.

Johnson says this was an isolated incident, involving the 3 individuals.

Stinger wx open summary: less active but cooler than average weather is slated for good chunk of the rest of the week.

Areas of showers are possible wednesday and a few little disturbances are possible as the weekend nears but no widespread heavy summary: less active but cooler than average weather is slated for good chunk of the rest of the week.

Areas of showers are possible wednesday and a few little disturbances are possible as the weekend nears but no widespread heavy rain or severe weather is likely through next monday.

Monday night: evening showers are possible then variably cloudy overnight.

Lows in the mid to upper 40s.

Winds sw 5-15 mph.

Tuesday: a mix of clouds and sun.

Highs in the 60s.

Winds veer from sw to nw about 10 mph.

Tuesday night: mostly cloudy with some showers possible.

Lows near 40.

Wednesday: mostly cloudy, breezy, and cool.

A 40% chance of showers.

Highs in the mid to upper 40s.

Wednesday night: gradual clearing.

Much colder lows in the upper 20s to around 30.

Thursday-friday: sun & clouds.

Highs in the upper 40s to lower 50s.

Lows in the upper 20s to lower 30s.

A weak system could produce some light rain mixed with some flakes friday night so stay tuned for updates on that.

Weekend: partly cloudy.

Highs in the 50s and lows in the low 30s.

Early next week: temperatures will moderate out ahead of the next system to come our way.

Some showers may develop on monday but better odds of rain and storms are likely to exist tuesday into wednesday.

We'll have to keep watching the potential for strong to severe storms along with more heavy rain.

Follow @wcbiweather on facebook, twitter, instagram, and the wcbi news app weather wrap stinger she may never have worn a spacesuit, but she helped get astronauts to the moon... we take a look back at a stellar life a little later in the show... take scott's reentry the month of february is american heart month, a time dedicated to raising awareness of heart disease, the nation's leading cause of death// tonight we talk about treatment plans when it comes to repairing the ole ticker in our health talk with baptist// hi, i'm kayla pruitt, director of cardiovascular services at baptist memorial hospital golden triangle.

Tonight i want to discuss cardiac rehab.

Cardiac rehab is a medically supervised program for people who have suffered a cardiac event.

The program includes an individualized and personalized treatment plan, designed to improve your cardiovascular health.

Your individualized plan includes instruction on physical activity, nutrition, stress management and other health related areas in a controlled environment.

Cardiac rehab is an important part of the treatment for your specific heart problem.

If you have one of the following diagnoses you may be eligible to participate.

Hart attack, angina , coronary artery angioplasty or stents, open heart surgery such as coronary bypass or valve surgery, heart failure, heart transplant.

The cardiac rehab team consists of physicians, nurses, exercise specialists, nutritionists and other health care professionals to ensure the best treatment for each individual patient.

Cardiac rehab is usually provided in an outpatient clinic or hospital rehab center where you will learn how to exercise safely and increase your physical activity.

Baptist golden triangle offers a certified cardiac rehab program to help you in your recovery from a cardiac event.

Tongiht we have addressed the definition of cardiac rehab.

Join us next time for health talk with baptist when we will discuss what a cardiac rehab program offers.

Mail your topic suggestions to health talk at wcbi dot com.

Health talk has been brought to you by baptist memorial hospital golden triangle.

Top take vo off top it was a chance to prepare for life after sports for college athletes at mississippi state..

The university hosted networking night... the event gives student athletes a chance to meet and interact with employers from a wide variety of career fields.... students dropped off business cards and resumes to potential employers.... the program is part of msu's life after sports initiative.

Something that was put in place to help students become successful off the field after their time áoná the field..

Stinger head coaches on the move.... the latest on changes to the high school football coaching scene next in sports... spx even in february, football is always in the news as spring approaches, changes to coaching staff's continuing around north mississippi kosciusko names casey orr as its newest head football coach orr spent six seasons as the head coach of noxapater, compiling a 50-26 record.... orr led the tigers to the 1a north half championship this past season, it's first since 2011 the elite eight of the high school basketball playoffs tipping off this week... teams traveling all over the state to punch their tickets to jackson next week... heritage academy begins its mais overall title defense in a big way...defeating humphreys aca 77- 29 patriots advance to face presbyterian christian in round two...that game coming up wednesday at 2 in jackson oak hill academy falls in the first round, it's comeback effort against simpson academy falling short..

Raiders trailed by 12 at halftime....branden stevenson finishing with 22 points round one of the macjc men's state basketball tournament in scooba..... jones defeats the home team emcc lions 70-65...the lions elimuinated from the tournament, but qualified for the region 23 tournament that begins on monday icc falls in the first round to pearl river, 78-57..... northeast advances to round two...defeating southwest 67- 64....deanthony tipler pouring in 19 points tigers advance to face hinds in the semifinals ole miss ace doug nikhazy named sec pitcher of the week, leading off the rebel's second-ever team no-hitter... nikhazy pitched six shoutout innings, striking out nine in the 13-0 win over xavier it's nikhazy's third career weekly sec honor adding to the weekly honors for ole miss baseball...junior shortstop anthony servideo named national player of the week by collegiate baseball.... servideo batted 500 on the week, homered three times, including a walk off against alcorn state, along with sevens rbis and 6 scored runs servideo and the rebels prepare to face in-state rival southern miss coming up on tuesday the college baseball polls for the third week of the season... missisisppi state a unanimous top ten team..... ole miss continues its surge up the ole miss continues its surge up the rankings... her work helped america win the áspace raceá but for almost half a century her name was largely unknown outside of nasa circles.

Katherine johnson died this morning-- she was 101 years old.

Cbs's jan crawford has a look back at her accomplishments.

Pkg script: in the race to put a man on the moon, there was a woman... whose mathematical genius... made the difference i counted everything.

I counted the dishes when i washed them.

Katherine johnson broke barriers...at nasa she calculated the trajectory of alan shephard's space flight.

Her projections helped the apollo mission land on the moon nats as recounted in the movie hidden figures--which told the story of johnson and other pioneering african american women at nasa-- astronaut john glenn would fly only after she verified the numbers if she says they're good, i'm ready to go .at a time when only 2 percent of african american women had college degrees, johnson graduated at 18 in the jim crow segregated south.

There are no colored bathrooms in this building in 2015 president obama awarded her the presidential medal of freedom.

She told us on her 98th birthday her father's motto always guided her.

Q:what did he tell you?

You're father, that you're...as good as kj: as good as anybody here.

Jc: and you took that to heart.

Kj: yea...and you're no worse.

You're no better.

Jan crawford cbs news washington

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