WCBI News at Ten - Saturday, October 5th, 2019

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WCBI News at Ten - Saturday, October 5th, 2019

WCBI News at Ten - Saturday, October 5th, 2019

Good evening and thank you for joining us.

I'm rylie livingston.

A lowndes county woman is flown to an area hospital after a four wheeler crash.

It happened friday evening around 6 p.m.

Near hardy billups road.

Witnesses on the scene say the driver of the four wheeler hit a gravel part of the road and over corrected.

The four wheeler then flipped.

The woman had a laceration on her according to the witness.

The accident is still under investigation.

Even though the calendar says it's october, we are still feeling the heat and dry weather of the south.

As drought conditions worsen, areas are taking action.

Alabama is now placed under a statewide fire alert... karl byrd from lamar county alabama forestry commission says when dry weather and low humidity conditions mix, it can be a recipe for disaster... ?

" " we are going to have to have a progressive seasonal rain that will slow things down and get adequate moisture into vegetation so that we don't have this fires we're seeing now."

Byrd says he and his staff will continue to watch drier areas in the county in the event of a fire.

A grass fire caused concern for residents in starkville when several people went to social media wondering why dark smoke was blowing into the city.

Oktibbeha county fire coordinator kirk rosenhan says someone was doing some burning not realizing a statewide burn ban was in place.

The fire got a little out of hand, spreading out of where the person doing the burning wanted it to go.

Fire crews quickly got the blaze under control.

And that's not the only grass fire volunteer firefighters in oktibbeha county have had to face.

Oktibbeha county fire coordinator kirk rosenhan says calls started coming in before 3:30 this afternoon about a field on fire near hickory grove road.

Rosenhan says a hay bale tractor was working a field when it accidentally caused the blaze.

Firefighters quickly got the fire under control but not before several acres were scorched.

Last sunday, the town of big creek was devastated after an early morning fire tore through main street.

Several historic buildings were destroyed in the blaze.

After the smoke cleared... images of the fire surfaced that captured the attention of many calhoun county residents.

Our cash matlock spoke with the photographer of those images, and has more on story.

"my photography tells the stories of people."

Renee wofford calls herself a documentary family photographer because she has a very unique shooting style.

"i basically photograph families while they're going about normal daily life, or if they have a particular activity that they really enjoy."

This unique style caught the attention of the sabougla fire department.

"yeah, and so kind of just through that, i ended up getting connected to jess moore, who's the chief of the fire department there.

And he, i think, approached me one day and asked if i could, you know, do a little bit of photography for the department for different things that they had going on, said he would really love to have images that told the story of the firefighters."

On sunday, september 29th, wofford got the chance to tell that story.

But balancing art and real world tragedy, proved to be a difficult challenge.

"awful.

It's, it's painful.

Because i i think, especially with this place, paisley's.

I think everybody who was on scene has some sort of connection to paisley's...so we've all got like memories associated with these places.

And it's, it's honestly hard, ad you really just kind of have to let yourself absorbed into the camera and just focus on the technical aspect of what's happening, and then process the emotions later on."

Wofford says she pushes those emotions aside for the sake of the brave of men and women who risk their lives on a daily basis.

She says it's important that their story is shared with the community.

"what i'm trying to tell is, how it is to show how hard the firefighters are working and what they're doing to save, you know, whatever they can."

"that's really the whole goal of documentary photography as a whole is to just tell the story and tell it is as honestly and respectfully and kindly as you possibly can."

Wofford says she picked up photography just three years ago.

Her photos of the big creek fire have racked up ?hundreds?

Of shares on social media.

Wofford's work is on instagram as "@studio1825 " first look warm temperatures continue for saturday and sunday before the first of two cold fronts sweep through the southeast.

These will bring temperatures closer to normal through the week, but will also bring increased rain chances.

We could definitely use some rain as much of the area hasn't seen a drop in nearly a month.

Another late- week cold front could bring even cooler air into the area.

Saturday night: temperatures will stay a little milder tonight as any lingering horns were honking and sirens were wailing bright and early this morning.

It was all part of the 8th annual little hands, big trucks event in columbus.

The event is sponsored by the united way of lowndes and noxubee counties.

Each year children get the opportunity to explore and operate many different vehicles from various professions throughout the two counties.

"it's a great opportunity to see things, climb in different cars, police cars, cranes, you know, you get a chance to operate some of these things.

It's stuff that you just can't do every day.

So, it's a great, fun experience for kids of all ages.

Even big kids like me enjoy things like this.

In doing so, we can raise some funds for the united way of lowndes county and noxubee county which all goes back into the community.

One hundred percent of the proceeds from this event go to the united way.

There's no expenses for this event.

We do it as a zero cost."

The event also featured a special sensory quiet-time hour for children who enjoy fewer loud noises.

Paccar engine company partnered with the ymca to kickoff their annual united way campaign.

Every year, paccar employees play in a three on three basketball tournament, with all proceeds going to the united way.

Human resources manager of paccar jeff white says last year they raised over 40- thousand dollars.

The goal this year is set at 42- thousand dollars.

An ?old?

Tradition has a ?new?

Location.

The 33rd annual dancing rabbit festival took place in noxubee county this afternoon.

The festival usually takes place in downtown macon, however, this year the event took place at the noxubee county sportsplex on highway 45.

The event featured food, arts and crafts, a car and truck show, and pee wee football games.

Organizers say they hope each attendee walks away knowing more about the history of the dancing rabbit treaty.

"the dancing rabbit treaty was signed in noxubee county, so that's why we wanted to bring the choctaw indian history in with us, and it's just a great time to bring the county together and tourists come in."

The event will wrap up at 7 pm tonight.

It's a rivalry that dates back decades.

Ole miss v.

Mississippi state.

But there's something different about this match-up.

Wcbi's chad groening explains.

The ultimate prize.....the eggbowl trophy....no not the one to be decided on the gridiron next month...this is the second annual esports eggbowl....at the humphrey coliseum in starkville.

And the contestants compete on the computer terminal playing well known video games....like call of duty, counter-strike, global offensive, and overwatch, the last one i mentioned is played by mississippi state esport president jason deshong.

"really it's similar to sports.

These guys on different games have different roles, similar to how football, basketball baseball have different roles.

I think all of the skills are very similar."

The whole goal for both of our schools was to come together and something as unprecidented in this region.

I think we did a good job with that.

" "i know it's a little weird to call something where you're sitting down with a controller mouse and keyboard a sport.

But the amount of practice that you know my team has put in specifically and the other teams put into play it's earned the right to be called a competitive sport."

And ole miss-state is everybit as big a rivalry for esport folks as other competitors.

"i guess it's the old story of proving one self against thy rival.

There's something so romantically sound about it.

That and the fact that it makes for good bragging rights for a majority of the year."

"i always look for any opportunity to beat state so this is just another chance."

Msu sophomore grant williams of tupelo says he has no problem with video gamers being labeled as "nerds."

"i honestly embrace being a nerd.

It's just really fun to have like this separate category of oh you play video games you're a nerd or whatever that's cool.

It's fun.

It's what i love."

Normally the humphrey coliseum is filled with fans watching msu basketball or volleyball.

But today the nerds have taken over with a sport that is growing in popularity and may soon even be giving out scholarships.

"right now we're a club sport which is the highest level we can be as a student organization on campus without being a part of athletics or scholarships.

So the goal is to eventually give out scholarships."

"actually we just had a signing day at ole miss for our esports competitors so we signed i think about forty esports athletes and next year we're going to start recruiting people from high schools and actually giving out scholarships, so it's definitely on the rise.

And the good thing about it when school does it, another administration is always paying attention and they're going to want to mirror the same thing."

And esports are by no means for guys only.

"i still get a lot of weird loos from other girls it's like yew she's playing games she's nothing but a tomboy and this and that and i mean this is something i want to do.

I've never been the one to just walk around and wear makeup and get all dressed up.

I'm the one who sits in my room and plays games.

Even my dorm members they listen to me every night and it's kind of lie oh she's playing the game.

This is nothing new."

These esport participants take their gaming very seriously.

Chad groening, wcbi news, starkville.

The competition will continue well into this evening before they award the egg bowl trophy.

Pilots from all over the country are descending on winston county today.

Coming up we have an inside look at the wings over winston airshow.

Stay with us.

Up, up, and away.

The wings over winston air show made its 5th landing in louisville today.

Our deandria turner was at the louisville- winston county airport for the event and has more.

Eyes were glued to the sky as smoke trails from aircraft filled the skies of louisville from warbirds to t-34s, the 5th annual wings over winston aircraft show brought acts from all over the country to the lousiville-winston county airport lead pilot howard thomas "we travel state to state mainly for fun.

We're not really an air show act.

We fly just to entertain ourselves and just to entertain the crowd."

For pilot thomas palmer flying aircraft is a dream come true.

"i was absolutely enthralled with the air shows and i thought someday if i can ever get to actually be flying in an air shaft show it would just be a dream come true and it truly it right now i'm getting to live my dream."

He says the best part about airshows like this is the sense of community "the favorite part of flying are the friendships and the people you meet along the way" and for pals brody ming and jack young, their friendship could one day become a pilot partnership.

"what do you say me and you team up?

"see there.

I just got you into something that you cannot back out of."

The event was completely free for the public.

Maddie tosses to break warm temperatures continue for saturday and sunday before the first of two cold fronts sweep through the southeast.

These will bring temperatures closer to normal through the week, but will also bring increased rain chances.

We could definitely use some rain as much of the area hasn't seen a drop in nearly a month.

Another late- week cold front could bring even cooler air into the area.

Saturday night: temperatures will stay a little milder tonight as any lingering showers slowly diminish.

Lows will be around 70.

Sunday: as the first cold front approaches, rain chances will increase through the afternoon.

It won't be raining constantly, but it'll be a good idea to pack the umbrella as you head out the door.

We'll call it a 50% chance for rain and storms with a high near 87.

Sunday night: rain and storms continue overnight sunday into monday with a low near 67.

Monday: showers and storms likely monday morning, but as the cold front continues through, rain chances should diminish into the afternoon hours.

Highs will only be in the mid 70s as cooler air moves in.

Tuesday-thursday: apart from a rouge shower or storm, most everyone should stay dry and sunny through the middle of the week.

Highs will be near 80 for tuesday before climbing back into the mid 80s for wednesday and thursday.

Friday-saturday: a second cold front will sweep through the area friday and saturday, bringing another pretty good chance for showers and storms on friday.

I think saturday will be pretty nice once any lingering showers and storms clear out by the early afternoon hours.

Morning lows on saturday will be around 50, with some areas dipping into the upper 40s.

Highs will be near 70.

Warm temperatures continue for saturday and sunday before the first of two cold fronts sweep through the southeast.

These will bring temperatures closer to normal through the week, but will also bring increased rain chances.

We could definitely use some rain as much of the area hasn't seen a drop in nearly a month.

Another late- week cold front could bring even cooler air into the area.

Saturday night: temperatures will stay a little milder tonight as any lingering showers slowly diminish.

Lows will be around 70.

Sunday: as the first cold front approaches, rain chances will increase through the afternoon.

It won't be raining constantly, but it'll be a good idea to pack the umbrella as you head out the door.

We'll call it a 50% chance for rain and storms with a high near 87.

Sunday night: rain and storms continue overnight sunday into monday with a low near 67.

Monday: showers and storms likely monday morning, but as its homecoming in oxford...the rebels hosting the vanderbilt commodores...hig hlights from the game after the break ole miss head coach matt luke said he would wait until game day to decide which rebel quarterback would be the homecoming starter freshman john rhys plumlee would get the start for the rebels...althoug h vanderbilt is 1- 3 on the season heading into the game...the commodores wouldn't let the rebels get off to a hot start ole miss taking on vandy.

Patrick willis being honored for being inducted in the college football hall of fame.

1st quarter.

1st drive for ole miss.

John rhys plumlee doing it himself with this big run into vandy territory.

3rd down.

Plumlee drops back but gets sacked by andrew mintze forcing the rebs to take a field goal.

Little kicks it through putting ole miss up 3-0 later in the 1st, plumlee fakes the handoff and keeps it himself to the outside for the ole miss touchdown!!

Plumlee showing the fans some love.

Rebs take a 10-0 lead.

Still in the 1st, plumlee making a play as he runs for 20 yards and and ole miss 1st down.

Drive stalls tho 2nd quarter.

Dores ball.

Riley neal drops back, searching, decides to run himself and gets a big gain setting a vandy field goal.

Rebs up 10-6 at half.

Ole miss ball in the 3rd, jerrion ealy makes a man miss and does the rest!!

78 yard td for ealy.

Rebs take a 17-6 lead and keep adding on.

This time snoop connor finds a crease and hits it downfield for 84 yards!!!!

Rebs take a 24-6 lead and don't look back.

Ole miss picks up its second s-e-c win of the season...the rebels head to missouri next week saturday slow- pitch playoff action all throughout the area...highlights from round one when we come back the columbus falcons hosting west lauderdale for the first round of the playoffs..

Columbus gets rolling early..bottom 1st...krishana jethrow sends one through short...mashanti saddler comes home to score..

Few moments later, west lauderdale with the error...and myra king comes in to score for the falcons same inning...makaijah taylor launches one deep...goes right over the wall...home run for the falcons!!!

They lead 6-1 after the first inning..

The falcons come away with the win 8-5...and win the series against west lauderdale as well new hope hosting choctaw central...the trojans first time in the playoffs since 2016... bottom 1st...choctaw central at the plate...launches one into left field...new hopes lailah henderson comes up with the huge grab for the trojans top 2nd..choctaw up 5-zip henderson smacks one into left center...an error by the warriors allows a trojan runner to come home... choctaw leading 5-1 later on, new hope's charley clanton up to bat...sends it out to center field...henderson comes into score cuts the warriors lead 5- 2... however, the road would end here for new hope the trojans fall 13-3 to choctaw central hatley in town, taking on the houston.

Lady tigers start red hot, sydney elkin drops one into the outfield.....rbi base hit...hatley would lead by as much as 6-0 lady toppers finally get on the board....pj cooper rips one down the third base line, mckayla crowely scores....6-2 hatley leads ever topper run had a hatley answer....peyton wilkinson with an rbi base hit of her own....hatley would take a 9-2 lead into the seventh... here comes houston....bags loaded for paige kilgore...a mash to left field....grand slam....the hatley lead becomes 9- 6...but too big a hole for houston hatley wins game one 9-6, houston would win game two 13-5 and game three 8-2 softball version of the football game from last night...east webster taking on calhoun city city gets on the board first....abby vance crushes one to left....somehow stays in the yard, east webster can't make the play at the fence....here comes conley langford hard charging to the plate....lady cats score first 1-0 east webster would have an answer...tied 1- 1....whitney winter lines one into the gap....addison edwards scores...lady wolverines take the lead and add on to it...marli brewer...another one that somehow stays in the yard....wildcats can't come up with the highlight grab....2 runs plate for east webster lady wolverines win game one 11- 1..

The tupelo golden wave taking on south panola for round one of a playoffs talk about a blowout...in game one the wave get the win in three innings 23-0... those hot bats would continue in game two...tupelo comes away with the win 19-0 in three innings and the series win along with it lady wave will get back to playoff action on tuesday victory christian getting into action on saturday instead of friday this week...the eagles come away with a big win 48-6 against east memorial...eagle s improve to 5-2 on the season we're going to take a quick break but when we come back maddie will have a final look at weather.

Is asking for a cold front to those of cooler air this week got the first cold front come late tomorrow night early monday morning and rates increase chances for some showers and storms i start clear by monday at noon the high limit 70 but start in the 80s by the middle of the week or another call swings and early friday sutures even more i just updated to 74 hundred 58 on there for saturday really

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