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WCBI News at Six - October 21, 2019

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WCBI News at Six - October 21, 2019
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WCBI News at Six - October 21, 2019

Good evening and thanks for joining us..

An undercover investigation turns up a record amount of methamphetamin e , cash and weapons at the home of a convicted felon.

Allie martin has more on the drug bust at a lee county home and how the suspect is no stranger to law enforcement.

Investigators with the lee county sheriff's department, the north mississippi narcotics unit, u s marshals and the swat team served an arrest warrant for 44 year old edward glenn glass at this trailer, on county road 1199 in plantersville.

Glass was wanted for a drug court violation dating back to 2015 and officers found cash, weapons and ten pounds of crystal meth, they say was ready to be sold.

"i've been doing this 38 years and this is the largest crystal meth seizure i've seen in lee county, here, with this unit, it was a great bust, it was getting someone off the street and the drugs would be on the street and in the hands of people."

Lee county sheriff jim johnson says agents had information from many sources in recent months that illegal drug activity was taking place at glass' residence.

A neighbor, who didn't want to go on camera, said there was a lot of traffic, at odd hours at the trailer.

Also, glass' dad, wayne said his son moved into the trailer, behind his home about a year ago.

Although his dad didn't go on camera, he said he had warned his son time and time again about the perils of drug dealing.

Glass is charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Sheriff johnson says glass should be facing a lengthy stint in prison.

"now it's the job of the court to get this guy and see to it that we don't deal with him anymore, that's a lot of time where the system fails society many times by allowing these people to continue to get out and do their work, because as you can see, this guy is not going to change, he's been a problem for a long time."

Justice court judge chuck hopkins set a two million dollar bond for glass.

Allie martin, wcbi news glass' previous felony conviction was on a drug related charge.

Take gfx off top deputies in clay county get more drugs off street with 3 arrests in 2 cases..

24-year-old ronald gore was arrested after being pulled over on broad street extended.

Sheriff eddie scott says the departments k-9 unit seized about a pound of marijuana.

The passenger in the car, 26-year- old jessie hutton was also arrested and charged with possession of marijuana.

Gore was charged with possession and intent.

In a separate traffic strop, 52- year-old mike weeks was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamin e and marijuana.

His bond was set at just over 6- thousand dollars.

Wipe to vo west point police need help identifying the suspects who stole a car and several trailers this morning.

Just before 5:30 a-m, two trailers were stolen from a-t-v adventures.

A tan chevy silvarado was also stolen from the mossy oak building on highway 45 south.

The truck and one trailer were found later on, but a black 14- foot trailer with a wooden bottom is still missing.

Anyone with information on the two people in these photos is asked to call the west point police department or golden triangle crime stoppers.

Take developing story stinger leave anchor mic up governor phil bryant declares this week fall severe weather preparedness week.

Every day this week, mema and the national weather service will focus on specific types of severe weather.

Today's focus is on alerts and warnings.

Tomorrow's focus will be on severe thunderstorms. so far in 20-19, the state has experienced 86 tornados, which is 18 percent higher than the yearly average.

Because of this, mema is encouraging residents to continue to stay aware of severe weather throughout fall.

Fore more information on fall severe weather preparedness week, visit our website at w-c-b-i dot com.

And for more information on tonight's weather we turn things over to chief meteorologist keith gibson... first look stinger first look summary: quiet and sunny weather will settle in for the next 3 days.

Our next weather maker will approach friday and linger into the weekend.

Some rain and storms are possible but it's still unclear as to how much rain we may get.

Monday night: showers end early in the south lamar high school has a new distinction.

One that will link it to a special moment in alabama history.

The school was selected as one of 200 alabama bicentennial schools.

Our stephanie poole joins us in the studio with more.

In 2018, alabama governor kay ivey announced the 200 alabama bicentennial schools project.

The goal is to get students involved in the history of their state, and the future of their communities.

Today, governor ivey congratulated faculty, staff, and students ?in person?..

On monday, students at south lamar school had something different to tell their parents when asked, "what happened at school today?"

They had a special visitor on campus, alabama governor kay ivey.

" one year ago i challenged our students to make a difference in our community."

The governor's visit was part of the alabama bicentennial school project, a program designed to bridge communities and show inclusion for everyone.

Principal lisa wright says becoming an alabama bicentennial school was competitive..

"we had to apply for a grant and it had to be a community project and we did the banners that are out in the front of the school and it has our south lamar logo in the middle and it has the kennedy and millport dates that they were open because we are a combination of two schools."

Students even dressed up as famous alabamians who left a tremendous impact in the community for their project too, one student was dressed as governor ivey herself.

" to know that the history class came up with the project so it was an exciting moment for them.

We won a 2-thousand- dollar grant that made us an official bicentennial school.

We are just really proud that the governor chose us to come to especially being a bicentennial school .we have been real excited that she was going to visit us,we never had a governor visit our school."

Student body president hersho washington says he's thankful his school was chosen.

" that's the first time the governor has visited a school in lamar county and it was actually really humbling and really honoring.

I was proud to be able to be the one to shake her hand.

It's a really big accomplishment because for a- lot of us, our whole families have come to school here.

We just really take pride in our school because our school has alot of things that many schools don't have."

Butted sot " getting to incorporate that into our school is such a proud accomplishment that we get to hold.

High school and elementary have definitely been more incorporated throughout the years."

Wright says she looks forward to students and educators working closer together on more activities for the school system.

" i hope in the future that it helps these kids put a-lot into some of the projects that we do and they can learn from them and what can come out of it.

With alabama being here 200 the state of alabama will celebrate it's 200th birthday on december the 14th.

A new superintendent is expected to be in place for the lowndes county school district by january 1st.

The next step in finding that superintendent will come on november 12th.

Board members for the lowndes county school district are holding a forum.

Finalists for the job will make a 10 minute presentation.

Each is expected to share their vision for the district.

The finalists will then participate in a question and answer session.

The school board members are seeking questions from all stakeholder groups including school district personnel, parents, community members, and business leaders.

Board members will select the questions.

Hand-picked representatives from each member's district will complete rating forms following the forum.

That input will be considered in the final hiring decision.

For more information on submitting questions to finalists for lowndes county schools superintendent, go to our web site at wcbi dot com.

Wipe to vo finding out what all the fuss is about.

The mississippi school for mathematics and science held an open house earlier today.

Interested students and their families were invited to stop by and learn more about the programs offered at msms on the muw campus in columbus.

The school is a public, residential high school serving academically gifted juniors and seniors from all around mississippi.

The school is also celebrating a number one national ranking for its faculty.

This is the third year in a row.

Msms is also known for its large number of national merit scholars and the number of students who receive academic scholarships for continuing their education.

Stinger when a fire or other emergency strikes, getting trained people to the scene quickly is important..

But some places are having a hard time finding those people..

We take a look when we come back..

House fires, brush fires, car accidents.... local volunteer firefighters are often some of the first on the scene..

But in some places there is a major shortage of volunteers.

Our cash matlock joins us live in the studio with more on the situation... cash?

Scott, firefighters at the lowndes county district 3 volunteer fire department say their membership has dropped 50 percent in the last ten years.

They say they're doing everything they can to keep the numbers from declining.

"ten years ago, we had 65 people on role.

Today we have 30.

That's a 50 percent decrease in ten years."

Fire chief wayne doyle has been serving his community as a volunteer firefighter for almost 38 years... but that's just it... doyle is a ?volunteer?

... which means he still has to work a normal job during the day.

"i've just always liked emergency response.

They built a station right around the corner from where i was living at that time and i joined... been there almost 38 years now."

Doyle is the owner of industrial fire protection in columbus.

On a normal day, a volunteer could receive anywhere from 2 to 4 different emergency response calls... which means they would have to leave work.

"somebody that will volunteer their time to go out whenever they can.

May be 12 o'clock in the day time, may be 2 o'clock in the morning."

Volunteer fireman ryan baucom, is the owner of 3:21 customs in columbus..

He's no stranger to sacrificing work hours for an emergency either.

"9 times out of 10, i'm going to drop what i'm doing and go.

Especially during the day, everybody's at work.

Unless they work 2nd or 3rd shift, there's not a lot of people that can respond to that stuff."

He's only been a volunteer for about 5 years now, but he says he's noticed a decline in membership.

"it'll kind go in waves sometimes.

Sometimes you'll get some people to join.

It takes a special somebody to do it.

You've got to want to do it, and you've got to love what you're doing to do it."

He's says it takes special person to be a volunteer, but he believes there are plenty of candidates out there... whether they know it or not.

"it'll kind go in waves sometimes.

Sometimes you'll get some people to join.

It takes a special somebody to do it.

You've got to want to do it, and you've got to love what you're doing to do it."

"i'd love to have to retired people that really do nothing but drive a truck for us.

If they can get the truck and get it there, that saves one of us from having to go to the station."

For more information on how to get involved with the lowndes county volunteer fire department, visit our website at wcbi dot com.

Stinger wx open weather will continue for the end of the week now that the cold front has pushed through the area.

Rain chances slowly increase through the weekend and into early next week as our next cold front approaches.

Monday will be our best chance for showers and storms. wednesday weather will continue for the end of the week now that the cold front has pushed through the area.

Rain chances slowly increase through the weekend and into early next week as our next cold front approaches.

Monday will be our best chance for showers and storms. wednesday night: cooler air will continue to move in overnight tonight with lows in the low to mid 40s.

Winds will be out of the north at 5-10 mph.

Thursday-friday: we'll see plenty of sun for the end of the week with highs in the upper 60s to low 70s.

A nice breeze out of the north will help to keep us comfortable through the day.

Morning lows will be in the 40s, so you may have to add an extra layer as you head out the door.

Saturday-sunday: temperatures will return to the mid to upper 70s for the weekend as a few showers slowly creep back into the area.

We'll keep rain chances lower for saturday, but there could be a few more showers on sunday as a cold front approaches.

Either way, the weekend overall will be pretty nice as many of us won't see rainfall and will see plenty of sunshine.

Monday: showers and storms will develop through the day and will likely last into the evening.

Some storms could produce heavy rain and gusty winds.

Temperatures will top out in the mid 70s by the afternoon hours.

Tuesday- wednesday: once the cold front passes, rain will exit and temperatures stinger after three straight down games, the bulldogs will look to get kylin hill going again... more on mississippi state football, next in sports..

Spx mississippi state goes as kylin hill goes... as evidence of the three game losing streak....hill is averaging 31 yards rushing per game, since reeling off 4- straight 100 yard performances to begin the season in those games, the passing numbers have been up, and head coach joe moorhead says he'll have to do a better job as a playcaller of getting the ball downfield to create space for hill to get going moorhead says the offense is going to have to change as teams key in on the bulldogs' top offensive player moorhead: "thing i'm most excited about right now is we're averaging more passing yards than we are rushing yards.

We want to continue to get the rush yards up.

In the past prior to last year when that would happen you'd fall back and lean on the pass game.

You would protect, get open and throw the ball.

Because of some of our results in the pass game last year i don't want to say it changed my mindset but we have to get back to the mentality where if that's not working and they're taking away the run game either by their personnel or our inability to get it going.

We're protecting well right now.

We're getting open."

The rebels drops to 2-3 in sec play....falling to texas a&m... ole miss is on bye this week, and head coach matt luke says it's coming at a perfect time to evaluate the quarterback position, especially after a shaky performance throwing the ball against the aggies "we spend a lot of time to prepare and put ourselves in the best situation, and when things don't go the way you want them to, it makes you look at them even more.

I felt really comfortable with it at missouri.

It felt like everything was clicking, and we just missed some throws.

We have to go back and look at it.

Was it technique?

Was it them coming in and out?

What exactly was it?

And then try and go fix it.

And obviously, with john rhys --jerrion ealy -- concussion protocol -- jrp -- minor knee procedure -- scottie phillips -- knee, mri was negative, probable --ol ben brown, alex givens probable -- eli johnson-- significant turf toe--considerd probable --elijah moore and braylon sanders -- minor and probable -- #1 gulf coast #2 northwest #6 hinds #9 jones #14 emcc east central receiving votes icc travels to #2 northwest on thursday, northeast travels to scooba to take on emcc on saturday when we return...chief meteorologist keith gibson will have

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