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WCBI NEWS AT SIX - OCTOBER 17, 2019

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The lowndes county sheriff's department makes some policy and procedure changes after an inmate was mistakenly released from the department of corrections.

In a joint statement released today the sheriff's office and district attorney's office say there was ?no?

Hold on joshua murry before his release from mdoc murry was released last week after mdoc says he was eligible for parole.

The department says the only charge they had for him was a drug charge.

The sheriff's office says they thought a hold was placed on murry after he was arraigned for first degree murder in the death of jarrel ward.

It turns out there was in fact no hold placed on him for that charge meaning mdoc had no other reasons to keep him locked up.

Murry did turn himself in to deputies.

The sheriff's office says they now have new procedures in place to keep this from happening again.

Wipe to gfx police in new albany are lookinlooking for a kidnapping suspect.

46-year-old charles galloway is wanted on aggravated assault and kidnapping charges.

Police say he's considered armed and dangerous.

He was last seen in the colonial gardens area and believed to be on foot.

Anyone with information is asked to call new albany police or crime stoppers of northeast mississippi.

Take developing story stinger leave anchor mic up today was the first meeting of the state's college board since naming dr. glenn boyce as the university of mississippi chancellor.

That decision sparked protests and concern from students, faculty and alums who say there was a lack of transparency in the appointment process.

Dr. boyce was in attendance today.

Unlike previous meetings on campus---protest ors did not show up at the meeting.

But there were more than a dozen law enforcement officers---positio ned at all the entrances both inside and outside the board room.

The board of trustees released a statement and timeline monday saying it followed its policies and bylaws throughout the search process.

Glenn boyce says, "a campus of free expression and i understand some of the concerns that they may have.

Obviously this isn't the way i would've wanted to start either.

Ok?

However, i think the message will travel and the message will get out there that i'm looking forward and i'm excited about the university's future.

And i'm excited about where we're going to go."

Late this afternoon the i- h-l board released a statement, saying, in part, "the board of trustees has heard the concerns of the university of mississippi campus community regarding the chancellor search process.

We will review our search process to determine ways that it can be improved.

It is unfortunate that the process has reflected negatively on the beginning of dr. boyce's tenure..."

Beginning this weekend there will be a new item on the menu at ole miss athletic events.

Thanks to a change in s-e-c policy fans can now buy a ?cold one?

At vaught hemingway stadium..

Our allie martin checks in as the university prepares for its first weekend in the beer business..

While some sec schools began selling alcohol when football season began, ole miss officials wanted to move slowly.

"we decided to study things, and make sure we are doing things the right way, so we will implement starting on saturday against texas a and m."

Keith carter is interim athletic director for the university of mississippi.

He says the decision by the sec will help reduce problems associated with pre game drinking.

For years, tailgating in the grove has been a tradition, and carter says having beer available inside the stadium is expected to have a positive impact.

"you see some binge drinking, you see people before they go in the stadium, they want to have a drink or two before they come in and sometimes that goes to excess, we think now we can monitor and regulate the sales, we have a better opportunity to monitor that game day and make sure things are going in a positive manner."

Additional, trained staff will be on hand for athletic events.

There are also other rules and regulations.

Sales are limited to two beverages per transaction.

Also, alcohol sales will stop after the third quarter.

Carter says it's important for the university to maintain a family friendly atmosphere even with the sale of alcohol.

"i think for us at the end of the day, we want to implement this and really for people not to notice any difference, for them to come in, and enjoy the game day and all of those things."

Ole miss is the seventh sec school to sell alcohol since the ban was lifted.

Allie martin, wcbi news for more information on policies regarding alcohol sales at ole miss games, go to ole miss sports dot com take vo off top going once.

Going twice.

Leigh mall in columbus sold this afternoon for 3.5 million dollars.

The on-line auction at the ten-x dot com website began tuesday with an opening bid of 1.5 million.

Bids were slow to come in until the final moments of the auction.

The sellers allowed the auction window to extend twice in 5 minute increments.

The winning bid came with about 4 minutes left in the extended auction.

The mall was built in 1973.

It is listed at nearly 320,000 square feet in a high traffic location.

The property sits on about 30 acres just off of highway 82 and highway 45.

The name of the new owner has not yet been released.

First look stinger first look great fall-like weather continues through the weekend with highs slowly getting back to near 80 by sunday.

Chances for showers and storms increase on monday as a cold front approaches.

Thursday night: another chilly night as temperatures fall into the mid 40s by the early morning hours.

We'll have a few passing clouds with light winds out of the north.

Friday: picture-perfect weather to end the week with tons of sunshine and highs in the low 70s.

Winds will begin slowly switching from the it was the day many students at a clay county elementary school have been waiting for: a chance to taste the fruits and vegetables of their labor.

Our rylie livingston takes a look at how school gardens are becoming a resource for teachers.

She joins us live in the studio with more.

Aundrea, school gardens are becoming more than just a way for students to learn about where food comes from.

It teaches them science and math in a more hands on environment.

A little ?seed?

Money from a blue cross blue shield grant, has turned this corner of the west clay elementary campus into a flourishing garden..

From peas to tomatoes students have a chance to learn more about where there food comes from.

"you know you're teaching students how to grow their own food and that food doesn't come from the grocery store, you know, it came from somewhere before that and then the students are a lot more likely to try some new foods, if you know they had a hand in growing it and then, you know, so they'll try something they'll be a little more adventurous and try new foods if they, they get to grow it."

Cox from pre-k to sixth grade each student has a chance to work the garden.

Each class has a task set for them from watering to weeding.

"one class may plant the squash and another class plant the peas and then it's just everybody's job after that to, to kind of take care of it and keep it going."

"we pick out the stuff thats growing up like the leaves and stuff and then when ones grown up too much we'll dig it up and spread mulch everywhere."

Noah and principal brad cox says the garden gives students the opportunity to learn skills outside of the classroom.

"to start with, it was just science, hands on stuff we do experiments, but it's turned into lets write about what we've done.

Let's list the steps, and then we turned into, you can use math and now we're talking about profit and loss and that kind of stuff and so it has really evolved into a tool that we can use in a lot of different ways."

Cox sixth grader isaac warren says his favorite part of the project is seeing their hard work pay off.

"when we pick it.

That's the most fun part about it.

When you pick it is.

It just makes me feel good."

Isaac cox says they are looking to possibly branch out and bring their produce to a farmers market to help make money to buy seeds and keep the garden going.

Take vo off top another group of elementary students was learning about where their food comes from with groups from mississippi state university.

The bearden dairy research center hosted breakfast on the farm to introduces children to life on a dairy farm.

It's an opportunity for students to learn more about the wide variety of dairy products..

Dairy cow specialist dr. amanda stone says agriculture is at the heart of our daily lives.

Agriculture is important.

We wouldn't be able to eat.

We wouldn't be able to have clothes.

We wouldn't be able to do much of anything we do everyday without agriculture and the people who devote their lives to it.

How important it is to support producers.

If they have a question, ask a farmer.

Don't go and google it.

Ask somebody who knows about it.

Families and community members can take their own tour saturday, october 19th.

The event will last from 9 a.m.

To noon.

The bearden dairy research center is located on turkey creek road in starkville.

Stinger it's a celebration of ?all things fall?

..

And our pumpkin expert is in the middle of it all..

We head to starkville when we come back... things are getting spooky in downtown starkville for this years pumpkinpalooza.

And for all fun fall things we of course, find our scott martin.

Scott tell us more.

I think we should have had the newscast out here today.

It's perfect!

I've got my pumpkin spice latte and i'm soaking in all the fun fall activities.

We've got a pumpkin patch, face painting some trick or treating so if you come out wear you're costume.

New this year is the talledegourd 500 which i believe this morning we had a wcbi pumpkin in the race.

All the fun wraps up tonight at 7.

Stinger wx open sunny, drier, and cooler 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 will cool once again with highs back into the upper 60s to near 70.

We should be in for a beautiful few days with a good deal of sunshine.

Sunny, drier, and cooler weather will continue for the end of the week now that the cold front has pushed through the area.

Rain chances slowly basketball season is just a few weeks away...hear how the rebels stack up in the sec next in sports spx open last season, the goal for ole miss basketball was to do what they had not done since 2015...get to the ncaa tournament now that the rebels can cross that off the team's list..where does that leave ole miss for the upcoming season?

The rebs were picked to finish 8th in the sec preseason poll those low expectations, ole miss is used to..along with being used to exceeding those expectations the rebels finishing above projections in seven out of the last eight seasons ole miss guard breein tyree saying he doesn't think this season will be any different "tyree: there definitely is more of a target.

That's what we want.

I know a lot of people think we've snuck up on a lot of people but we played the game just like every body else did.

We went on a ten game win streak early on in the season.

I think we proved ourselves already.

I'm not really worried about anyone coming at us any harder or us going at any body else any harder.

We're just going to play our game and work on what we do.

The rest will work out for itself."

The return of the x-f-l marks the return of former ole miss quarterback jordan ta'amu ta'amu will hit the grass once again after signing to play in the xfl with the st.louis battlehawks it's been a minute since the former rebel has seen any action..after going undrafted...ta'am u signed as a free-agent with the houston texas he was released at the end of august... if the battlehawks are looking for a power arm, st.louis picked right in his two season as a rebel, ta'amu had 5600 yds for 30 touchdowns in the air..along with 507 yds and 10 tds on the ground the x-f-l's season is set to begin in february of 2020 it has been a rough start in the 2019 season for missisisppi state its been an enough rougher start for m-s-u head coach joe moorhead in his second year as head coach, the bulldogs are currently 3-3 on the season with only one s-e-c win..

To put it in perspective, the last time m-s-u had a similar record, not too long ago, it was 2016...the bulldogs were 2- 4...with one s-e-c win under former coach dan mullen earlier this week, moorhead taking full blame of the underwhelming start but also crediting the difficulty level of competing in the sec moorhead: "this game and coaching in the sec for about a year and a half now has been a humbling experience.

I don't think you get to this point, where i am, without a certain level of success and a certain level of confidence.

This game in the sec it has a way of keeping you honest.

I think you look at this week with our game and you look across the board, south carolina beat georgia, some of the other things that have happened.

Texas a&amp;m being 3-3, kentucky coming off a ten win season and them being 3-3.

The margin of error in this conference is small.

It's been something on a daily basis i've been learning from and getting better when you're coaching the best of the best on a weekly basis."

Mississippi state will look for its second s-e-c win for its only home game in october this saturday against 2nd ranked l-s-u the tigers coming into starkville not having lost a game this season...watch that game at 2:30 here on wcbi over in oxford, ole miss will be hosting texas a&amp;m saturday...that game will be available to watch on sec network...6:30 kick the alabama crimson tide hosting tennessee this weekend...kick- off in tuscaloosa is set for 8 p-m..

That game will be on espn when we return...chief meteorologist keith gibson will have a last look at your forecast.

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