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WCBI NEWS AT TEN - APRIL 24, 2020

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WCBI NEWS AT TEN - APRIL 24, 2020
WCBI NEWS AT TEN - APRIL 24, 2020
WCBI NEWS AT TEN - APRIL 24, 2020

Mississippi is moving toward reopening its economy, but it will happen in phases.

Thanks for staying up with us tonight..

The latest is move is a "safer at home order".

It will be in effect for two weeks beginning monday.

Courtney ann jackson has some of the highlights.

The safer at home order isn't a green light for you to go back to day to day activities as usual.

"i continue to ask you, please stay at home as much as you possibly can.

You still have to be smart."

But what the order will do is allow foot traffic into retail spaces that were previously curbside and delivery only.

"newly opened retail stores have to reduce capacity by at least 50% to avoid crowds.

Businesses have to follow cdc and health department guidelines like sending sick employees home, wearing mask, screening for symptoms and social distancing as much as possible."

Restaurants and bars will have to keep operations to curbside and delivery.

The order won't allow for the reopening of theaters, gyms, salons or tatoo parlors.

" close in our personal contact between those and nail salons and barbershops etc.

And their customers.

But definition, you cannot do someone's nails or cut someone's hair without touching them"close in our personal contact between those and nail salons and barbershops etc.

And their customers.

But definition, you cannot do someone's nails or cut someone's hair without touching them.

The state health officer notes there is a strong level of personal responsibility that comes along with the changes.

"still the most important things that people can do or in their own hands.

It's going to be maintaining social distancing, not attending social gatherings, making sure it's important to be around the same people you're going to be around.

So if you're around 10 people but they're different people all throughout the day, that doesn't really count."

Another significant change with the new order...elective medical and dental procedures will be allowed to resume.

Something else to note here---the order specifies that those in the most vulnerable populations---elde rly and those with underlying conditions should continue to "shelter-in-place".

Not everybody is on the same page when it comes to keeping restrictions in place.

Some states are going further than others to get business flowing again.

Georgia is letting some business owners go back to work..

And as cbs's mark strassman finds, not everyone is backing the move.

In a state with nearly 900 covid-19 deaths, nakia lawrence needed her roots done.

Jason griggers reopened his salon today.

Georgia's governor said he could nat sot talking narr griggers took her temerature, made her sign a waiver and got to work - behind a face shield.

Sot griggers: i try to assure my clients we're doing everything we can to make sure we have their safety first.

Natsot kemp protesters but outside georgia's governor's mansion, driveby protesters jeered today's reopening& and governor brian kemp.

His executive order opened the doors of salons gyms tattoo parlors and bowling alleys.

The blowback was immediate: critics said too soon, too risky.

Health officials noted america today crossed the 50,000 deaths mark in this contagion.

Sot dr. robert jansen/grady hospital chief medical officers we're concerned about the infectiosn we don't need to see second wave of infections now.

Narr: president trump criticized the decision: 18;46;20;01 trump thursday: "i'm not happy about it and i'm not happy about brian kemp."

And in atlanta, two hundred atlanta businesses posted they would stay shut.

Sot neda: 135520 i think it's irresponsible to open at this point neda honarvar owns tough love yoga closed since mid march 123 i'd really be putting lives at risk you can't bring people back to life but you can start a business again.

Nat texas mall narr: it's not just georgia.

In dallas tx the north park mall started retail to go today parking lot pickups only.

Gfx in oklahoma and michigan had limited reopenings today, too.

And next monday tennessee, minesota and colorado will join them.

Gfx out natsot open america protesters narr: today's protesters in wi want the same - it's part of america's latest polarizing divide: deciding when and how to reopen the economy.

Natsot salon: back at the salon outside atlanta, jason griggers and nakia lawrence said they're conflicted.

Lawrence: 134231 it's going to take baby steps i'm happy we're doing that.

This salon was closed for 5 weeks.

Griggers was burning through savings.

Griggers 132021 i think people are a little nervous right now and its totally understandable i get it i'm a citizen too tag: here in georgia, places of worship can have in person services this weekend if they pratice social distancing.

And restaurants can see customers again starting monday.

The question no one can truly answer yet: is it safe yet.

Mark strassman - cbs news first look stinger first look friday night: turning mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and storms. no severe weather is expected.

Lows in the upper 50s.

Saturday: a mix of clouds and sun.

Some showers are possible, especially across our northern counties through early afternoon.

Breezy wsw winds 10-25 mph.

Highs in the low to mid 70s.

Saturday night: mainly clear and quiet.

Lows in the upper 40s.

Sunday: mostly sunny and pleasant.

Highs in the upper 60s to low 70s.

The shelter in place orders are having an impact on facilities that help people the upper 60s to low 70s.

The shelter in place orders are having an impact on facilities that help people overcome drug and alcohol addiction.

Allie martin tells us about a monroe county ministry forced to suspend its treatment program to keep residents and the public safe.

Things are unusually quiet at the headquarters of broken lives ministry.

Before the middle of march, there were 90 men living on site.

Residents at the faith based program attend daily bible studies and are required to find a job.

They are taken to and from work by ministry staff everyday.

But once concerns about the coronavirus began to increase, tough decisions had to be made that would impact the men and the ministry.

"if they had a place to go , go back home, they could go home, whoever they were living with, was ok, if not they could stay here, but would be quarantined."

For shane scribner and ministry board members, the potential for a resident to contract the virus while on a job site, and bring covid 19 back into the facility, was too much of a risk.

Thirteen men are living at the ministry, taking part in bible studies and church services, with no visitors or guests from the outside.

Pastor gary dawson has helped lead bible studies and worship services, and has also kept in touch with many of those who moved out temporarily.

"i've been hearing from them, text me, had two or three come by the house, they miss it and they are eager when we open back up, to come back in and finish the program."

Pastor dawson says the ministry will be ready to pick up where it left off, when the time is right.

"we are just going to keep loving people, we got an epidemic of sorts with drug addiction, there 's more people die from drug addiction than with coronavirus every year.

We are in an industry to help people and we have a great gospel and great savior to share with people."

In nettleton, allie martin, wcbi news more than 7 thousand men have gone through the program at broken lives ministry .

Take vo off top senator roger wicker shows his support for those fighting coronavirus.

Earlier this month mississippi's lt governor delbert hoseman asked churches to ring their bells for 1 - minute at six pm every day through the end of the statewide shelter in place on april 20.

However, blue springs mayor rita gentry and the blue springs baptist church plan on ringing the churches bell indefinitely.

Senator wicker took a turn ringing the bell this evening..

"it's a valuable exercise in saying how much we appreciate the first responders&the law enforcements people&the people that are not able to be here right now because they are on the front lines helping sick people and helping to make sure our society continues until we can get this economy up and running again blue springs major rita gentry says she plans to have a small group gather each evening and ring the bell until "the worst of the pandemic is behind the state."

Stinger wx open friday night: turning mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and storms. no severe weather is expected.

Lows in the upper 50s.

Saturday: a mix of clouds and sun.

Some showers are possible, especially across our northern counties through early afternoon.

Breezy wsw winds 10-25 mph.

Highs in the low to mid 70s.

Saturday night: mainly clear and quiet.

Lows in the upper 40s.

Sunday: mostly sunny and pleasant.

Highs in the upper 60s to low 70s.

Sunday night: mostly clear.

Cool.

Lows in the mid 40s.

Monday: partly cloudy.

Highs in the mid 70s.

Tuesday: partly cloudy during the day with the chance of evening showers and storms. highs in the upper 70s to around 80.

Wednesday: morning rain and storms. partly cloudy during the afternoon.

Highs in the upper 70s.

Thursday: bright sunshine.

Highs in the mid 70s.

Follow @wcbiweather on facebook, twitter, instagram, and the wcbi news app stinger friday night: turning mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and storms. no severe weather is expected.

Lows in the upper 50s.

Saturday: a mix of clouds and sun.

Some showers are possible, especially across our northern counties through early afternoon.

Breezy wsw winds 10-25 mph.

Highs in the low to mid 70s.

Saturday night: mainly clear and stinger coronavirus and shelter at home orders are making it more difficult for some folks to áfindá that home..

We take a closer look when we come back..

Take even during this pandemic, families are still searching for a place to call 'home'.

In the real estate market, potential home buyers are the hunt to purchase a house for just the right price.

Our stephanie poole talked with two local agents who say the covid- 19 threat has affected the home buying process.

" we have potential buyers and they are out in full force and we have a-lot of people who are looking online so we're doing alot of virtual showings."

Kris davis is a broker with re/max partners in columbus.

She says although buyers are interested in home showings, active listings are down nearly 15- percent, limiting their market inventory.

"we still do have a- lot of buyers who are looking and taking advantage of some of the great interest rates that are available right now."

She says the company's major lenders are even switching up the way to conduct appraisals.

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However, re/max agent stephon jones says before jumping to purchase a home, there are a few things to consider.

" a lot of loan companies, they'll do a loan then sell the loan.

With the stock market the way it is,a lot of investors who typically buy those loans are not buying those loans.

They sitting and waiting to see what the market does because if they don't have anyone to buy the loans they won't make them."

And these changes in the real estate market are affecting the time it'll take to close on a home.

" our average days on the market are up by 20 days which is expected because we are having to get some extensions to close our loans.

Along the lines it's more of 30 days when you make an offer to close on a home.

We're trying to prepare buyers that it may be more 30 to 45 days just so we can allow for additional time."

Take vo in monitor jones says future take vo in monitor jones says future home buyers should call their bank and mortgage company when they decide to start the home buying process.

Your employment status during the pandemic may affect your qualifications.

Stinger starkville native willie gay saw his dreams come true tonight...more on the n-f-l draft next in sports spx the second night of the n-f-l draft was another one full of excitement specifically because some bulldogs finally came off the board former missisisppi state linebacker willie gay selected by the kansas city chiefs as the 63rd overall pick in the 2nd round gay posted a 4.46 40 yard dash and 39.5 veritcal jump at the nfl combine in indianapolis the starkville native may have had to sit out eight games for ncaa violations // however, he recorded either an interception, forced fumble or fumble recover in seven of his last nine games played he was projected to go as early as the 57th overall pick now the strong and phyiscal linebacker is headed to join andy reid's squad... the reigning super bowl champs bowl champs willie gay is not the only bulldog to be suiting up on sundays... former cornerback cam dantzler is headed to the pros dantzler being picked up by the minnesota vikings as the 89th overall pick in the third round the louisiana native with an identical 4.64 40 yard dash..the same as willie gay also recorded a 34.5 vertical during the combine in indianapolis a two-year starter for missisippi state...108 tackles, six for loss... five interceptions and 20 pass break-ups during his time as a bulldog dantzler is headed to minneapolis as he joins the minnesota vikings round one of the n-f-l draft did not dissapoint in more ways than one specifically, numbers-wise the first round shattering all-time viewership records for opening night with 15.6 million viewers that's a 37-percent increase from 2019..the best opening night audience ever viewership peaking at 19.6 million between 7:45-8 pm on the first night the top 5 markets watching the draft: columbus, cleveland, cincinnati, philadelphia and kansas city hailstate hoops' newest coach nikki mccray-penson has officially finalized her staff and she's sticking to what she knows or rather, who she knows m-s-u athletics announcing the additions of keith freeman, brittany young, ashley morris and scepter brownlee to the finalized staff all three served under mccray- penson at her former head coaching job with old dominion freeman will serve as the associate head coach, young is named an assistant coach, also in charge of recruiting brownlee also named as an assitant coach and morris will serve as the director of operations mccray-penson will retain maryann baker and abby hunt from vic schaefer's previous bulldog staff in a statement, mccray-penson saying that "you are only as good as the people you surround yourself with," said mccray- penson.

"i can't think of a better group to work alongside as we start this next chapter.

Not only are they talented but they are even better people.

Each member of our staff has a relentless work ethic.

They have a love and passion for coaching young people and for finding a way to win."

For information on the new staffers you can visit our website at wcbi.com ole miss softball is coachless no more nearly four months after former head coach mike smith's resignation // ole miss athletics announcing that minnesota's jamie trachsel will lead the rebels trachsel takes over as the sixth head coach of the rebels after spending three years at the helm of the gophers in her first season in minnesota, trachsel finished with 41 wins and a big ten title trachsel also led the gophers to the program's first ever appearance in the women's college world series in 2019 for more information on the hire you can visit our website at wcbi.com employees with toyota distributed food to three thousand people in union county.

This was the third of three mobile food pantries organized by the auto maker.

Recipients stayed in their vehicles during the distribution event and cdc social distancing guidelines were maintained throughout the event.

The mobile food pantry provided 750 households with groceries.

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