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WCBI NEWS at TEN- 07/30/2020

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WCBI NEWS at TEN- 07/30/2020
WCBI NEWS at TEN- 07/30/2020
WCBI NEWS at TEN- 07/30/2020

Show open show open show open yu can go your entire life, may only meet one or two people that every single person who meets that person likes, that was dylan, everybody that has ever met dylan loves dylan" remembering a hero// monroe county deputy dylan pickle// hundreds of family, friends, strangers, and other brothers and sisters in uniform paying their respects to a young man who lost his life in the line of duty// roll vo in monitor deputy dylan pickle was killed this past saturday night while manning a safety checkpoint in hamilton// he was laid to rest in his hometown today// i'm joined with our quentin smith, you were there in amory for dylan's ceremony// quentin as i imagine a very somber day// scott, as you can imagine..... it was very emotional... pickle meant so much to so many people... the two words that came up a lot today were...hero....and service.... the 24 year old gave his all serving his country and his community... and those close to him say the his heroic service will never be forgotten... draped in an american flag... being assisted by his fellow officers... the body of monroe county sheriff's deputy dylan pickle is gently place into a hurse heading to his final resting place... hundreds lined main street to say one last goodbye.

" to see the turn out and everybody showing him respect, he honestly deserve it."

Pamela tate was one of the many people to come out and pay their respects... for her the loss is personal... " dylan was a coworker of mine and i was very close to dylan, it's just a tragedy."

The two worked together at the monroe county sheriff's department.

She describes pickle as a fun person to work with...someone should could always depend on.

" dillon was always the life of the party, he would always make you smile, i could always count on dillon to give me a lunch break, he was always there whenever you needed him."

It's those precious memories that she and so many others are now cherishing.

" in his young life he had given so much to his country and to his community."

Linda bobbit says she didn't know pickle personally, but she was compelled to pay reverence after hearing about his service to his community and country... "because i'm a mother and grandmother, my father was in the military, i have a nephew who was with the lowndes county sheriff's department, it's just a lot of affiliation."

All throughout the city, people were honoring the 24 year-old... from flags flying at half staff.... to colorful messages.... the community wanted to give one last thank you as he know takes his rest..... " he is definitely a hero.

It really means a lot to see everybody come together and support their brother in blue."

Roll vo in monitor pickle joined the monroe county sheriff's department in 2016.... he was also a member of the mississippi national guard.

The monroe county man was laid to rest at haughton memorial park.

Friends are sharing their memories of deputy dylan pickle// a deputy with oktibbeha county served over seas together// drew jones was in the same national guard unit with dylan pickle.

They were assigned to a 20 man diplomatic security team in syria.

Jones, who is now with the oktibbeha county sheriff's department, remembers dylan as a tireless soldier, and a hard worker, who also had an ability to make people laugh.

Other friends say he was always willing to above and beyond// "when he was working court and doing transport, when they didn't have any of those duties to do, he would work patrol.

Even on our night shift, he wasn't paid or anything, he would call and say, 'hey, can i come out and work with you tonight.'

Dylan's friends say they are overwhelmed at the show of support from the entire community first look stinger first look summary: an area of low pressure and front will keep an enhanced risk of storms going in our region through saturday.

Any storm may produce lots of lightning, gusty winds, and torrential rainfall.

Some flooding is possible along with downed trees in the strongest cells.

Rain chances lower starting sunday and early next week.

Thursday night: a continuing chance of showers and storms. some storms may produce gusty winds and torrential rainfall.

Muggy lows in the 70s.

Winds sw 5-10 mph.

Friday-saturday: warm and muggy with a 60-80% chance of showers and storms each day.

Some storms may produce gusty winds and torrential rainfall.

Highs in the mid to upper 80s but a few low 90s are possible friday if there is enough sunshine.

Overnight lows in the 70s.

Local covid-19 cases skyrocket, as state case numbers soar above 57 thousand.

Here are the new virus numbers from the mississippi state department of health... one thousand 775 new cases were reported today, along with 48 deaths.

One thousand 245 people are in hospitals across the state with confirmed or suspected covid-19.

296 of those patients are in icu.

Locally, lowndes county has the most new cases with 89.

Tishomingo is reporting 47 new cases, lee has 46, lafayette has 34.

New at ten we've heard it before and heard again today from the state epidemiologist---we 've got to assume that everyone we come in contact with has covid-19// and the likelihood of that is growing with the record case numbers and what data points to as mississippi having the highest test positivity rate in the country.

Courtney ann jackson explains// mississippi's 7-day moving average for test positivity is 21.68.

Alabama and arizona are the only other states with positivity rates above 20 percent.

That's a little less than 1 in 5 mississippians who are learning they've got the virus when tested.

"that causes me to want to become more concerned about protecting myself and making sure i do whatever is given to us as directives."

Johns hopkins indicates that if the positivity rate is high---that may mean the state is only testing the sickest patients and not casting a wide enough net to know how much covid is spreading in communities.

Governor reeves says it's certainly one factor but not the only one he thinks should be taken into consideration.

"it's not clear to me based upon the data we're reviewing from the white house coronavirus task force and so what they said our test positivity rate was last week was about 15.4 percent."

But the report he's referencing is only looking at data from july 18- 24 which may account for some of those differences.

Even still-- "our test positivity rate is way too high whether it's 16 percent or 26 percent.

We had it down to between 6- 7 percent with a low number of tests in late may and we want it below 5 percent."

Still---the high case and death numbers along with the positivity rate has folks stepping back and re-evaluating what they're doing.

"only time i basically come out is when i have to do basic essential things like shopping at the store or taking care of a little business."

With the addition of eight more hotspot counties---that makes 37 counties statewide who are under a mask mandate// as we've reported with the addition of eight more hotspot counties---that makes 37 counties statewide who are under a mask mandate// as we've reported previously--it's more than half of the state's population now required to wear them// centered your stay in a hotel might be different during your next vacation.éé several hotels are implementing new cleaning measures to keep their guests and employees safe from covid-19.

éé as our stephanie poole show us what they're doing// hotels are known for making guests feel right at home.

To make sure that doesn't change, hotels are adding safety guidelines to keep every thing sparkly clean from covid- 19// .

"we're doing, we feel, everything that we can to make sure the environment is free of virus."

David mollendor is the owner of hotel chester in downtown starkville.

He says there's a new way to disinfect rooms. "we clean it the day after someone checks out, then we wait 24 hours after it's cleaned and sanitized.

On the next arrival day, we sanitize the room a second time."

Staff members must wear masks and gloves before going into a room.

" if it's a 2-day they will no get room service the second day.

If it's a 3-day stay, most people don't want to have room service for the whole duration of the stay."

Hyatt place in columbus is following a similar protocol.... " our house keepers mainly have to wash their hands every-time they go into a room, we have them wear masks,wear gloves.

None of the guests are allowed in the room with them."

Manager emmanuel johnson says it's vital they follow the routine to a tee.

"the towels that the guests have, we give them bags.

So then the guest put them in the bags and the house keepers will either get them in the morning time when they come in and clean the room or come and get them in the afternoon.

Also, we we distribute fresh towels in bag as well so there's no contact involved."

To keep the a low- risk,there's even a limit of 1 person for the gym and 8 people in the pool.

" if someone doesn't care, they can ruin the hard work of someone else.

We try to give our customers the space and all the information we think they'll need to navigate the building,the area, etcetera.

We try to not interact with them unless they need us."

Reporting in the in oktibbeha county, stephanie poole,wcbi news.

Centered these hotels will continue to follow their protocols until further notice.

To navigate the building,the area, etcetera.

We try to not interact with them unless they need us."

Reporting in the in oktibbeha county, stephanie poole,wcbi news.

Centered these hotels will continue to follow their protocols until further notice.

Stinger 2-shot 2-shot 2-shot wx open summary: an area of low pressure and front will keep an enhanced risk of storms going in our region through saturday.

Any storm may produce lots of lightning, gusty winds, and torrential rainfall.

Some flooding is possible along with downed trees in the strongest cells.

Rain chances lower starting sunday and early next week.

Thursday night: a continuing chance of showers and storms. some storms may produce gusty winds and torrential rainfall.

Muggy lows in the 70s.

Winds sw 5-10 mph.

Friday-saturday: warm and muggy with a 60-80% chance of showers and storms each day.

Some storms may produce gusty winds and torrential rainfall.

Highs in the mid to upper 80s but a few low 90s are possible friday if there is enough sunshine.

Overnight lows in the 70s.

Sunday through next week: rain chances lower but some spotty storms can't be ruled out during the heating of the day.

Highs will be in the upper 80s to lower 90s.

Slightly cooler lows in the upper 60s to around 70.

Tropics: tropical storm isaias will continue to track back towards florida and the east coast over the coming days becoming a category 1 hurricane.

It will have no bearing on our area or the northern gulf coast.

Follow @wcbiweather on facebook, twitter, instagram, and the wcbi news app top a man born into a law enforcement family is named trooper of the year.

Trooper first class steven jones was honored today during the columbus exchange club meeting.

Summary: an area of low pressure and front will keep an enhanced risk of storms going in our region through saturday.

Any storm may produce lots of lightning, gusty winds, and torrential rainfall.

Some flooding is possible along with downed trees in the strongest cells.

Rain chances lower starting sunday and early next week.

Summary: an area of low pressure and front will keep an enhanced risk of storms going in our region through saturday.

Any storm may produce lots of lightning, gusty winds, and torrential rainfall.

Some flooding is possible along with downed trees in the strongest cells.

Rain chances lower starting sunday and early next week.

Top a man born into a law enforcement family is named trooper of the year.

Trooper first class steven jones was honored today during the columbus exchange club meeting.

Jones has served in the mississippi national guard, been a volunteer firefighter, and worked for the starkville police department.

He became a state trooper in 2015 after graduating as a member of cadet class 61.

Jones is assigned to lowndes county.

The highway patrolman says the award is humbling.

"being that i've been recognized by the community that i'm serving, it really means a lot to receive that love and that appreciation back...to let me know that what i am doing is for the greater good and that i am out there helping."

The exchange club hosts the event every year.

Jones's father, rick, has been in law enforcement for more than 38 years and his two brothers are police officers.

Officers.

School might look a little differently this year but packing your kids lunch might be the same// in tonights health talk, we learn what you need to know about making those school lunches// stinger sec football is officially happening in 2020...find out the changes being made, next in sports spx open with the college football season on the horizon, here's some good news the s-e-c has finalized a plan to have a season this fall the s-e-c announcing this afternoon that football season will now have a 10- game, conference- only schedule beginning sept.26th the s-e-c title game will be also be pushed back two weeks to december 19th and is set to be held at mercedes-benz stadium in atlanta updated schedules are set to be released at a later time...no word just yet on how this will change the 2020 egg bowl academy week keeps rolling along our next stop on the high school football tour checks in with the winona christian stars head coach junior graham is reloading his team after losing some key players to graduation however, the stars are just looking forward to the normalcy football brings winona christian is stop number 39 on the high school football tour áááintro bbááá winona christian is reloading the team in preparation for the upcoming season.

After losing a lot of talent to graduation, head coach junior graham welcomes in another big senior class to help move the stars in the right direction.

"we just want to keep getting better," graham said.

"we expect our kids to come in every year to compete, and compete at a high- level.

It's our job as coaches to put them in a sound scheme both offensively, defensively and special teams. if the kids are ready for the challenge, we just want to be in every ball game.

If you're in every ball game you have a chance for victories."

The stars return after a 9-3 overall record and a second-round playoff appearance.

With all the current uncertainty surrounding high school football, the stars are focusing on putting in hard work to better themselves every day.

"they were hungry to get back in the weight room.

They were hungry to get on the practice field monday.

They understand it's difficult times but they love footbal, they love being a teammate," graham said.

With restrictions on scrimmages, the stars have had to utilize each other on the practice field more than ever before.

"we'"we've just had to compete against ourselves.

When you don't have any 7-on-7 camps or any lineman camps to attend it puts all the weight on us to make sure to keep that competitive edge and so we competed as much as we could throughout the course of june," graham said.

Even after losing a good chunk of his team, graham says the stars are well balanced on both sides of the ball.

"we expect quality play out of all of our players," graham said.

The stars kick-off the season against tunica at home on august 21st.

With winona christian on the high school football tour, courtney robb wcbi sports.

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