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WCBI NEWS AT 6 PM 10/06/2018

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WCBI NEWS AT 6 PM 10/06/2018
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WCBI NEWS AT 6 PM 10/06/2018

Thank you for joining us.

I'm rylie livingston.

The united states senate voted to confirm judge brett kavanaugh to the us.supreme court....followin g a bitter, partisan standoff over the controversial nomination.

The only thing both sides really agree on is calling it a "low moment" in senate history.

Cbs's kenneth craig has details from new york.

By a count of 50 to 48, the senate confirmed judge brett kavanaugh to the nation's highest court.

"today begins a new chapter in american history where the supreme court will move significantly to the right."

"hope this is bottom and if it's not god help us all!"

The confirmation capped off a bitter partisan fight - defined by allegations that judge kavanaugh sexually assaulted dr. christine blasey ford when both were teenagers.

A brief fbi investigation turned up no corroborating witnesses.

Democrats and republicans blamed each other for spectacle: "it has been cruel reckless and indecent."

"i believe republican leaders and president trump did everything they could to hide the facts."

Protestors in the gallery tried several times to interrupt the vote.... outside...they spent the day in vocal objection to kavanaugh...as capitol police hauled off some demonstrators in handcuffs.

"i was here when anita hill wasn't believed and i can't believe i'm back here again for the same reason."

Kavanaugh also had supporters in the crowd: "the reality is that our judicial system is based on the presumption of innocence."

President trump had glowing words for kavanaugh as he left the white house saturday.... "he's going to be a great great supreme court justice for many years.

It's a very exciting time."

Both democrats and republicans have suggested the confirmation showdown could energize voters in november's midterm elections.

Kenneth craig, cbs news.

It's time now for a first look at our weather with meteorologist jacob dickey first look teachers from all over the state came out to muw for the mississippi council for the social studies conference.

This once a year event brings aspiring and current teachers together.

The conference works to keep teachers up to date and help them learn and grow as leaders.

Special guest marshall ramsey spoke at the conference.

The conference also honored their teacher of the year jessie palmer and hall of fame teacher chuck yarborough.

"social studies as you know includes a lot of different disciplines it is a very challenging subject to teach at the same time you have a chance it's like a blank canvas we have so many things that connect to social studies so being able to provide professional development is really important for teachers and aspiring teachers to stay current," around 100 te made it to this years conference.

The city of nettleton is prepping for a busy weekend next week.

Which is why volunteers dispersed among the community to aid in picking up trash.

This is just a small fraction of the trash they collected.

It is the fourth year for the community cleanup which takes place one week before the annual town creek festival downtown.

"of course we also do it because of the environment.

We're stewards of our land here and if we don't take care of it nobody else is going to do it for us."

Waddle says 32 volunteers took part in the cleanup.

The choctoaw county flea market took place this morning at the choctaw regional medical center in ackerman and some vendors are finding new ways to help out the community.

Wcbi's cash matlock was there and has more.

The semi annual choctaw county flea market took place for the second time this year early saturday morning.

"in 2012 we started a 'turning the tide on poverty' project.

So we wanted a venue where families could come together and sell yard sale items or hand crafted items as a way to earn extra income for their families."

Vendors of the flea market sold everything from vegetables, antiques, clothing items, jewelry and books.

Farmer teresa ervin said it's important to introduce healthy eating into children's lives at an early age.

"we like to teach the kids about the important of healthy food and growing it naturally."

But teresa isn't the only vendor looking out for the community's health.

The associate nursing program at holmes county community college in grenada is also trying to make an impact.

"we're checking blood pressure, we're teaching people the signs and symptoms of stroke, diabetes, and what to look out for, and things like that and flu prevention" when i arrived at the flea market today, my blood pressure was the last thing on my mind, but thanks to the adn program at holmes community college in grenada, i found out that my blood pressure was actually 148 over 88 and is considered on the higher end of the spectrum for my age group.

Sarah bowen of the adn program said its common for people to not realize they have high blood pressure and that people often over look signs of trouble.

"they might think that a little bit of indigestion is just indigestion but it could actually be signs of heart disease or a heart attack."

Booths and vendors like these are the reason event coordinators think the flea market is so important to the community.

"an event like this just brings the community together."

And many hope the event continues to grow in the future.

"i'd like to see more people come out."

In choctaw county, cash matlock, wcbi news bowen also said that anyone with high blood pressure should check it periodically throughout the week and consult their doctor if it doesn't go down.

Macon hosts the 32nd dancing rabbit festival.

More on that after the break.

Aberdeen residents celebrated the life of one of its favorite sons this weekend.

Wcbi's chad groening has more.

For eleven years blues music fans have gathered on the banks of the tennessee- teeming waterway for the annual pukka white blues festival....besides music there is a barbecue competition and a kayak race.... some folks pulled their boats up on the dock to get a great seat for all the events.

And someone brought this mobile satelite receiver so nobody will miss the football games.

It's all about bukka white, who along with fellow blues legends howlin wolf and albert king are immortalized on this downtown mural commemurating aberdeen being part of the mississippi blues trail.

"in 1940 bukka white recorded the blues song aberdeen mississippi blues.

And he lived here in aberdeen in the 20's and 30's.

His name was booker white first and it was mispronounced and that's how bukka around and he recorded blues all over the world and with bb king and other artists and just a part of making mississippi blues history and putting us on the map."

And rhea says the blues are sinonumous to both the delta and northeast mississippi.

"the legend is that robert johnson of course sold his soul to the devil at the crossroads at highway 61 and just kind of made us famous and blues is time bukka white was in prison and these men led these kind of lives where it was down and out and they just express themselves with their music."

And there is a great connection between the blues and barbecue.

"the blues go back a long way a lot of history in it.

A lot of the young generation don't understand how far back blues and the barbecue cooking goes.

It really orginated in the south.

I just think it's good thing."

And what is the key to winning the barbecue contest?

"preparing your meat, watching your temps on your cooker, getting your times right.

There's a lot of work to it but it's a lot of fun."

Chad groening, wcbi news, aberdeen.

The festival is continuing tonight with plenty of big name blues artists performing.

Downtown macon closed off its streets today for the 32nd annual dancing rabbit festival.

The festival took place along the streets of downtown as well as the court house lawn.

Event goers enjoyed live music of various genres like country, folk, r&b, and the blues.

There were also food vendors, arts and crafts booths, places for face painting and karaoke line dancing.

Event coordinator mari kauffman said it's important for the community to come together.

"it's just a great day to bring everybody back together.

We all get so busy in our day-to- day lives and it's one day out of the year that people can come in and just see people that maybe they haven't seen for a whole year or since last year and come out and just hang out under the shade tree and enjoy some music."

The festival is named after the dancing rabbit treaty signed on september 27th, 18-30 between the choctaw people and the united states government.

Wx tease tonight: a calm night under a mostly clear sky.

Lows in the upper 60s.

Sunday-monday: highs in the upper 80s under mostly sunny skies.

Most of the area will stay dry, with a stray shower possible.

Overnight lows in the upper 60s up to 70.

It will still feel much like summer.

Tuesday: still looking much like sunday/monday, but by tuesday afternoon/eveni ng we'll begin to see better chances for showers and storms creep on in.

Still, highs will be in the mid to upper 80s under a partly cloudy sky.

Wednesday - thursday: the combination of a cold front sliding in from the northwest and a tropical system moving in from the south will bring better chances for showers and thunderstorms. it's a complex forecast but we're still betting we'll be dealing with rain and storms across much of the area.

Friday - next weekend: after the mid-week mess moves out, the cold front will bring some true fall air in!

Look for seasonal highs in the upper 70s with lows at night in the 50s under a mostly sunny sky!

The tropics: potential tropical cyclone #14 has formed and will likely become tropical storm michael as early as sunday morning.

It's forecast to move north into the gulf of mexico.

The exact path still remains a bit uncertain, as landfall is projected to occur sometime tuesday night or wednesday between the mississippi/louisi ana state line and tallahassee, fl.

We'll keep you updated.tonight: a calm night under a mostly clear sky.

Lows in the upper 60s.

Sunday-monday: highs in the upper 80s under mostly sunny skies.

Most of the area will stay dry, with a stray shower possible.

Overnight lows in the upper 60s up to 70.

It will still feel much like summer.

Tuesday: still looking much like sunday/monday, but by tuesday afternoon/eveni ng we'll begin to see better chances for showers and storms cstorms creep on in.

Still, highs will be in the mid to upper 80s under a partly cloudy sky.

Wednesday - thursday: the combination of a cold front sliding in from the northwest and a tropical system moving in from the south will bring better chances for showers and thunderstorms. it's a complex forecast but we're still betting we'll be dealing with rain and storms across much of the area.

Friday - next weekend: after the mid-week mess moves out, the cold front will bring some true fall air in!

Area softball kicking off round one of its post-season play today...highlight s with courtney next in sports happy saturday everyone...and what a saturday it has been with round one of the m-h-s-a-a slow pitch softball playoffs getting underway runs were definitely heavy this slow pitch season and if you're a fan of that then these playoff games sure won't dissapoint let's get to the highlights... amory hosting moorville for the first round of the playoffs troopers start things off....long hits one out to center field and ashley stevens dives for it...a little too late...long able to get to first keeping things going for mooreville...kati e hayes sends another out to center....also grabs the single for the troopers amory up to bat now after a scoreless first inning... the panthers madie mitchell says lets get the playoff party started....snags a nice home run...but shes not the only one bottom 3rd...connor stevens wants in on the actions and she hits one over...brings in another amory run amory leading mooreville at the end of the 3rd 4-1..

Panthers get the win for game one, 11-1.... they'd also close the series out after game 2 with a 10-0 shutout against the troopers lets keep the playoff party going...smithville now hosted vardaman...lady noles vs.

Lady rams... it'd be all vardaman early...maddie terrell hits one to center field and it goes through the legs of or-lan- dria smith.

Critical mistake here...the error end's up costing them a double play keeping it rolling for the rams...mary grace davis gets a nice hit but smithville gets yet another error...the lady noles allow ma- kyn-lie jones to get to third base and vardaman isn't stopping there as anna beth lucius will hit one to center and its good enough to get adrienne myers home for another ram run vardaman gets up 5-0 just after the first inning smithville makes a heck of a rally...comes back with a 10-9 win...also winning game 2 and closing out the series to north pontotoc for some softball 1st round playoffs..

Facing houston..

Top 1 for houston..

2 on..

Paige kilgore rips a chopper to second..

Lady vikings get the out at 2nd base..

But the throw to first is over first baseman's head..

Msu commit aquana brownlee scores..

1-0 lady toppers lead..

Btm half now for north pontotoc..

2 on..allie leath hits a deep shot to center..

See you later..

That's gone for a three run home run..

Lady vikings take a 3-1 lead.

Top 3rd now for houston..

Still down 3-1..

Paige kilgore rips a liner to left for a base hit..

Jerilynn jenkins rounds third to try and score... she gets thrown out at home plate..

North pontotoc takes game one over houston 9- 2..

This three game series was wild....houston would end up taking game two 5-2 over north pontotoc mississippi state hosting another s-e-c match-up at home today...that game set to get underway in just a few moments at 6:30 against an 8th ranked auburn team we've talked all week long about the difficulties that we can expect during this game..

With more on the match-up and expectations will send it over to sports director tom eble... tom: "............tom eble for i sports.

Courtney we'll send it back to you in the studio.

Thank you tom....like he mentioned it we'll have highlights from that game tonight at 10...we'll also have highlights from the ole miss game coming up then as well..

But for now that's it for sports...last look after the break tonight: a calm night under a mostly clear sky.

Lows in the upper 60s.

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