WCBI News at Ten - Wednesday, November 27th, 2019

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WCBI News at Ten - Wednesday, November 27th, 2019

WCBI News at Ten - Wednesday, November 27th, 2019

While many of you are preparing a thanksgiving feast, others are getting ready for shopping crowds// thanks for joining us tonight// big box retailers aren't the only ones getting ready// small businesses in local downtowns are also preparing for the hustle and bustle// our quentin smith joins us live in the studio with more// scott... black friday is a day shoppers all over the world look forward to..

They're looking to cash in some new purchases and take full advantage of any deals they can get.

But while they're making out their shopping lists... stores are making their to- do list to make sure they have everything in place to handle the big crowds..

Its the calm before the storm.

Nat workers inside deep south pout are hard at work gearing up for the black friday madness.

" i would really say just prepping at the beginning of the week is important, that way we don't have to get here super early before we open on friday."

The store will have sales on all merchandise including coats, shoes, and sunglasses, just to name a few.

Sales associate kaylee perrigin is expecting hundreds of people to come through the doors on black friday " we've been cleaning all week, we've been organizing the store.

We've had to tag t- shirts and sweatshirts, we've been getting a bunch of new inventory in."

This will be the fourth black friday perrigin has worked and she knows a thing or two about what needs to be done to run a smooth operation.

She says it takes an all hands on deck to make sure everything is just right.

" we actually have a couple of people that are seasonal employees almost they'll come just for this" it's a no brainer black friday is a big revenue generator for most stores.

Now that the final preparations are being made, stores are hoping customers remember to shop local.

I think it's very important to shop local because that money stays within your community.

I actually read something that for every dollar spent in a local small business, 67-cents stays within the community.

Of the three stores we visited today..... both park place and mirra mirra will open thursday night and remain open thru friday night... deep south pout will open its doors friday morning at 6 o'clock.

Holiday shopping can be stressful.

While you're tracking your budget---so are the stores---and the state.

Courtney ann jackson explains.

You may not think much about that 7% sales tax tacked onto every purchase.

Or even where it's going.

But much of it is bolstering the state's budget.

"we typically see a spike every year after the holiday season in the cash that comes in in january.

So, last year at this time, we did see about a 12 percent increase over the monthly average for the calendar year of 2018."

Once upon a time---mississippi was losing out on some revenue when you logged on and clicked your way to a new purchase.

But as of this year---a portion of the tax collected from your online purchases has a specific destination.

"it's not just about what we purchase locally now because what we are getting through the online sales is now also being diverted and that will boost the infrastructure spending for cities, counties for roads, bridges and for city water systems. it helped level the playing field for small businesses when the 7 percent was tacked on to online sales like those from amazon.

Still--owner of james and leigh in clinton says they're in constant competition.

"you see big box retailers closing everyday.

So, it's scary to be a small business owner and think it can happen to us.

So, it's very important that when you're thinking about your christmas gifts that you shop local in your community and support those people who want to be part of your community."

And their bottom line is anchored by the holiday season.

"it makes up a huge chunk of our sales each year.

December we should always, almost always hit our mark.

It might be a little under but we always know december is going to be a great month of sales."

The mississippi department of revenue commissioner says he's anticipating a strong holiday season for retail sales and says that's due in part to the strength of our national economy.

First look stinger first look summary: pretty tame weather is on track for the start of the thanksgiving holiday weekend.

No weather worries for the egg bowl this year!

Another potent cold front may spark strong to severe storms saturday afternoon and evening.

Sunny but cool conditions return early next week.

Wednesday night: partly cloudy and cool.

Lows in the upper 30s to around 40.

Light northerly winds 5-10 mph.

Thanksgiving day: increasing clouds and seasonable with highs in the 50s.

Heading to the egg bowl in starkville?

Plan on temperatures in the 40s under mostly cloudy skies.

No rain is expected this year.

Roll developing stinger a teenager is charged with murder in connection with tuesday's fatal shooting at brookville garden apartments in starkville.

Starkville police and the u-s marshals arrested two people in connection to that deadly shooting// police have arrested 16- year-old aviante jordan.

He's charged with murder in the case.

Investigators also arrested 30- year-old lakorian stewart and charged him with conspiracy to commit a crime.

Jordon's bond is set at 1-million dollars.

Stewart's bond is 100-thousand dollars.

Oktibbeha county coroner michael hunt identified the victim in the shooting as 23- year-old laterrence mccarter.

Police were called to the shooting around 1:45 tuesday afternoon.

When officers got there, they found mccarter dead.

No other information about the circumstances surrounding the shooting have been released.

Officers made another arrest last night at the brooksville garden complex.

It was not related to the shooting.

27-year-old christopher evans is charged with possession of controlled substance and disorderly conduct.

The charges are misdemeanors.

One northeast mississippi city will soon switch its water source after years of complaints about brown water from residents.

Wcbi's allie martin tells us how the switch will impact customers of the saltillo water department.

Nearly two years ago, saltillo put all of its customers on well water.

Before that, the city water supply had been split.

Not long after the switch, customers on the west side of town began complaining about dirty and smelly water.

After many meetings and several attempts to flush the system to remove sediment in the water, and an independent study on the issue, aldermen voted to put the entire city on river water.

Alderman copey grantham says the switch will benefit everyone.

"the benefits are, you will always have good, quality water, another benefit is it gives us max capacity, so saltillo will be able to grow into the future."

Studies found the well water system was limited when it came to accommodating future growth.

"if we were looking to a large manufacturing business, or a housing industry, come in, 250 plus homes, we would not have enough adequate water.

" standup bridge this meter pit is where the mechanics of the switch will take place.

It starts with prep work monday and then the actual valves will be turned tuesday morning, switching the entire city from well water to river water.

"once we introduce surface water into our system, there will be numerous changes, we do know it will start removing deposits of iron and magnese in our system, once it removes the deposits , it will come out in the system.

Our customers will see it, it will be brown, in the system.

Our customers will see it, it will be brown, probably oily and odor to go along with it."

But after those deposits of iron and magenese are gone, jackson says the water should be clear for all customers on the system.

In saltillo, allie martin, wcbi news.

Saltillo will purchase all of its water from the northeast mississippi regional water supply district.

Stinger the thanksgiving holiday weekend.

No weather worries for the egg bowl this year!

Another potent cold front may spark strong to severe storms saturday afternoon and evening.

Sunny but cool conditions return early next week.

Wednesday night: partly cloudy and cool.

Lows in the upper 30s to around 40.

Light northerly winds 5-10 mph.

Thanksgiving day: increasing clouds and seasonable with highs in the 50s.

Heading to the egg bowl in starkville?

Plan on temperatures in the 40s under mostly cloudy skies.

No rain is expected this year.

Thursday night: mostly cloudy and cool.

Lows in the low 40.

Friday: variably cloudy.

Milder highs in the 60s.

No major issues are expected for shoppers or travelers in our area.

Saturday: look for highs in the low 70s with increasing humidity.

Another strong cold front will move through during the afternoon, evening, or overnight hours.

Strong to severe storms are possible again with all modes still on the table.

We'll fine tune the exact timing over the next 2 days but just know that storms are possible again sometime saturday.

Sunday: variably cloudy and breezy.

Highs in the 60s.

Monday: mostly sunny and cool.

Highs in the upper 40s to around 50.

Chilly 30s are expected during the evening for those christmas parades taking place across the area.

Lows monday night will be in the upper 20s.

Tuesday: mostly sunny.

Highs in the low to mid 50s.

Stay connected with @wcbiweather on facebook, twitter, instagram, and the wcbi news app weather wrap weekend.

No weather worries for the egg bowl this year!

Another potent cold front may spark strong to severe storms saturday afternoon and evening.

Sunny but cool conditions return early next week.

Wednesday night: partly cloudy and cool.

Lows in the upper 30s to around 40.

Light northerly winds 5-10 mph.

Thanksgiving day: increasing clouds and seasonable with highs in the 50s.

Heading to the egg bowl in starkville?

Plan on temperatures in the 40s under mostly cloudy skies.

No rain is expected this year.

Thursday night: mostly cloudy and cool.

Lows in the low 40.

Friday: variably cloudy.

Milder highs in the 60s.

No major issues are expected for shoppers or travelers in our area.

Saturday: look for highs in the low 70s with increasing stinger thousands are expected to take to the road and the sky this holiday season// we take a look at the uptick of travelers when we come back// thanksgiving brings food and family together// thousands of you most likely already on the road for the holiday// our stephanie poole takes a look at the impacts of traveling this thanksgiving// during the holiday season, thousands of people are making their way to visit family and friends.

Executive director of the golden triangle regional airport mike hainsey says travelers are booking flights by the dozens.

" it's been a extremely busy week and it will be all the way through the weekend with both the thanksgiving travelers and the egg bowl being here and we received business for both aircraft and of course the delta has been busy.

" hainsey says delta airlines is giving passengers extra booking options.

" all week long the flights have been running full, delta actually added flights on saturday and sunday for the returning students or people who are just coming and going for the holidays.

On sunday they added two and on saturday they added one so people can actually come here and get back as late as 11:30 if they like."

And if you plan on hitting the road, the mississippi highway patrol will have more troopers on the roads keeping an eye out making sure you have a safe holiday.

Troop g public affairs officer, sergeant derrick beckom says officers will patrol the roadways to make sure drivers aren't speeding.

" what our administration likes for us to do just to show a strong presence that we are out on the highways and we do that every day but we need a stronger presence during the holidays to make sure that's everyone aware of driving safely."

Beckom says speeding citations usually double during the holiday's.

" we kind of drop our tolerance because again you know if the public sees us out there working that will we may stop one person but they may deter 10 others to slow down."

As always, sgt.

Beckom wants to remind drivers to be cautious while on the busy roads.

Troopers will also be looking out to see if you're buckled up and they'll be looking for impaired drivers.

The holidays bring up a wide range of emotions, and for many that can include sadness and depression... we have more tonight on health talk.

Health talk with baptist segment 2-what are some ways to beat the holiday blues?

Hi, i'm steve brown, director of spiritual care at baptist memorial hospital-golden triangle.

Do you find yourself feeling down or blue around the holidays?

Well, you're not alone.

Many people find that the holidays bring unwanted feelings of sadness, loneliness, anxiety or depression for various reasons.

The good news is that there are ways to overcome these feelings and bring the joy back into the holiday season.

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Be reasonable with your schedule-do not overbook yourself into a state of exhaustion.

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Decide your priorities and stick to them- organize your time.

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Make a budget and follow it.

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If you drink, do not overindulge.

Alcohol is a depressant and can make your anxiety and depression worse.

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Don't expect the holidays to be just as they were when you were a child.

You are not the same as when you were a child and no one else is either.

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Take the focus off of yourself and onto other people.

It's hard to feel down when you're helping someone else.

Volunteer at a soup kitchen or spend time with an elderly relative or friend.

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Create your own traditions.

Contrary to popular opinion, there are no rules for how you spend your holidays.

So if old traditions bring unhappy memories, start new ones.

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Above all, adopt an attitude of gratitude for blessings that are yours.

Join us next time for health talk with baptist when we will discuss more about beating the holiday blues.

Stinger the biggest week of the year....one more win away from the state championship... you know the little egg bowl will be front and center, but more from our friday yet, next in sports... spx one win away from playing for a state championship... not only is this friday the north half final...but three of those matchups are rematches from the regular season... there was no way to choose between them, so we'll feature all three as part of our final game of the week decision for the 2019 season the first being the 6a north half final...the little egg bowl rematch between starkville and oxford... the big egg bowl and little egg bowl happening in the same week...the yellowjackets hoping to continue their reign in the rivalry...starkvil le winners of six straight against the chargers..includ ing the 45-17 win in the regular season for part two...the 3a north half final....a rematch between the noxubee county tigers and the choctaw county chargers.... choctaw county taking on noxubee for only the second time ever....and the first time being the 28-18 win in the regular season that clinched the division.... choctaw county and first year head coach jeff roberts look to punch their first ever state championship trip....the first since the consolidation.... while noxubee county looks to clinch it's seventh trip to a state championship in program history and last, but certainly not least, for the first time ever....nanih waiya and noxapater will meet in the 1a north half final.... the cross creek rivalry rematch to decide a state championship appearance....the rivalry has been dominated by the warriors of late... nanih waiya has won seven straight.....inclu ding a 14-2 win in the regular season to clinch the division... could be another defensive slugfest....kd carter vs devean turner and company... noxapater looking for its first title appearance since 2011, nanih waiya still in the hunt to make it back to back have the class reimagined at 11 am to 3 o'clock one a matchup in a 7 o'clock six segments of saturday will pick the back of 11 am class for a championship and 3 o'clock class to a championship in a 7 o'clock will be five a championshipnow in college hoops, ole miss taking on penn state in the barclay's center in brooklyn new york.

2nd half, rebs trail by 16.

Lamar stevens spin move and the slam and foul!!

9:20 remaining, rebs down 10.

Devontae shuler finds blake hinson for a deep 3 on the wing!!

Cash!!

Ole miss down 50-57.

Penn state responds.

Jones with the rock.

Loses it but stevens is there for and drains the 3 before the shot clock hits putting them back up double digits.

4:20 remaining.

8 point game.

Hinson swings the rock to bryce williams who steps into a 3 and drains it!!

Ole miss only down 5.

Now a 3 point game.

Breein tyree gets the rebound off the miss, pushes it on the fast break, euro step through the defender.

And the and 1!!!

Tyree hits the free throw to tie the game up at 70 penn state ball.

Stevens iso in the corner.

Makes a few moves and hits the step through shot putting them back up 2 with less than 40 remaining.

Rebs tryna answer.

Tyree on the drive, does a between the legs snatch and that's a buck!!

Game is tied back up at 72.

Penn state trying to inbound.

Dangerous pass gets stolen by kj buffen who misses the layup at the rim but williams is there for the rebound and is fouled.

He knocks down 2 free throws giving ole miss the lead.

Penn state on the attack.

Stevens gets the rock and throws it to the corner for 3 but its an air ball.

And ole miss steals a win from penn state final score 74-72.

... the corners of the holiday weekend should be okay the one limits the sudden and intense strong storms: recently in the wallet

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