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that batch of snow that we showed you in nashville is sliding off to the northeast, and there it is into tennessee, maybe waking its way as far as atlanta. the windchill is expected to be -11 in boone, single digits. bitterly cold. the windchill, dangerously cold, and wind chills in the mountains and even they chilly weather, the wind will die down as we go into the overnight and into later this evening. the wind and chill advisory from now until 10:00 in the morning for the mountains of north carolina, and it goes until 10:00 with the windchill advisories for the more -- north georgia mountains. now, back to you, gabrielle. gabrielle: thank you, john. we want to go you a live look about the consolidation proposal happening in pickens county. live pictures for you of a
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the pickens county school district is looking for public input on the plan to close three elementary schools in the district, and you can see a huge turnout. there are plans to close a.r. lewis, holly springs, and ambler. nigel: mandy gaither has more from salem about taking a fight against closing an upstate school to court. mandy: looking to close the middle and high school, it is now up to a judge to decide whether the oconee county school district follow the law when willing totolose the tamassee salem middle school and high
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during a court hearing, parents allege the district had a hand in the drop in school attendance by busing students across attendance lines to walhalla for school. >> they ultimately could close our school by attrition, by interventions they had put in place. that is what i feel. mandy: an attorney for the district says a bus has run from the tamassee dar school to walhalla for years but recently officials allowed 12 students to catch a ride as well. he says the decision to close the school was made to save the district three quarters of a million dollars a year. >> the gamble makes it clear that we have the authority. there's no evidence of any abuse of discretion. mandy: lynne martin says she has not given up hope. >> the whole idea is to shine light into the darkness, because
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reveal the truth. mandy: they expect a decision next week. gabrielle: a hearing took place today in federal court in greenville in the zach hammond case. the attorney representing his family asked that the city of seneca provides a more detailed documentation about its communication with other parties and an exclamation of redacted information. he was shot to death during an undercover drug sting at a hardy's parking lot. and they say this man is armed and dangerous and wanted. he was last seen driving a silver pontiac with sc plates reading l-q-w-1-3-9. nigel: an update on a missing
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truck of jeffreycott turner in the upstate he is still missing. his family says he left work monday morning, and he is described as six feet, one inches with brown hair and blue eyes. anyone with information as to his whereabouts is asked to call the haywood county police at 828 -452-6666. gabrielle: pickens county officials have been slapped with a lawsuit, 25 million dollars, from a company looking to dump: -- in the county. -- to dump coal ash in the county. corey: they all say: ash -- coal ash is toxic, and they do
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a north carolina company called mrr picken iss say this was never part of the deal. so far, at least 4000 people have added their names to a petition against mrr. >> if they want to dump it, they can dig a hole and dump it in north carolina. south carolina has become a dumping ground for everybody. >> the possibility of this coming through my property and my land, it affects my animals, my garden, my drinking water, my life. corey: a judge will decide whether or not to allow them to move forward with construction. i reached out to the company attorney today but have not heard that quite yet. concerned citizens will meet with lawmakers tomorrow at a public meeting from 6:00 until
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corey davis, wyff news 4 live in since county. nigel: now, in our commitment 2016 coverage now, donald trump is going to speak tonight in pendleton at a familiar site before. patrick is live at ted garrison arena. patrick: nigel, we do not have the snow like new hampshire, but at the arena, the folks are moving. they have been standing out here in the cold, and this is the site we have seen at every trump rally. a line up early, hours before he hits the stage. the difference between those past rallies and this one is we are smack dab in the right in the middle of the february primary elections. of course, right after that big win in new hampshire, south carolina is next in exactly 10 days, so what do we look like in south carolina?
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primary polls, the story is that there is no story. it is more of the same. according to real clear politics, donald trump has maintain a largely for tsonga time now and currently has a 16-point lead. again, we are 10 days out from that primary. he is said to hit the stage at 10:00. we will see, i am sure, a rowdy crowd, not just because of that win last night but because that is how trump rallies go. we will have more coming up at 6:00 from inside. nigel: all right, patrick, thank you very much. and a major shakeup in the race for president after the new hampshire primary. both chris christie and carly fiorina have ended their campaigns. gabrielle: and now the focus shifts to south carolina. here is steve handelsman.
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immigrants to take a fresh look at sanders, and after his more than 20-point win last night -- mr. sanders: people want real change. steve: he will get attention from democrats, says a south carolinians. >> people will give him a hearing. steve: hillary clinton leads in the polls, but she was star last night when young democrats and women rejected her for sanders. mrs. clinton: i know i have work to do, particularly with young people. steve: sanders and his win. donald trump is propelled. he has got a 16-point polling lead, and the runner-up is ohio governor john kasich. mr. k schutz -- mr. kasich: i am
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steve: marco rubio and ted cruz moved on, which could help the front runner. >> the more candidates in the race makes it easier for donald trump to win the election with 33%, 34% of the vote. steve: i am steve handelsman, manchester, new hampshire. gabrielle: and we do want to add that chris christie has dropped out. meanwhile, marco rubio came to south carolina, and their work two men in costumes, and our coverage continues now with mike mccormick. >> welcomed the next president of the united states. mike: they introduced marco rubio at a packed ballroom at the marriott. mr. rubio: south carolina will be definitive, and i need your votes. mike: he said he would defend
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>> i think he has the strongest chance to win. i think he has a strong leadership ability. mike: she and her sister have already made up their minds. >> we think he is the best candidate. mike: these students say this speech in spartanburg made them decide to support rubio. >> he is not focused entirely on politics. it is on the people and america, instead of just i want to win. mike: he said he will not let his performance in the last debate affect the south carolina debate. mr. rubio: i am ready, and i hope they ask some policy questions. it is time for policy. mike: from the super pack, coming in from new hampshire, they said they dressed as robots to drive home the point that chris christie med, that rubio acts like a robot.
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christie and a robot costume -- mike: but he says he is the one that democrats do not want to run against. if you did not have a chance to see marco rubio in spartanburg, you have a few more chances to catch them in the upstate. we will tell you when and where coming up at 6:00. mike mccormick in spartanburg. nigel: move over, baby boomers. the millennials are catching up to you. anchor: we're in the middle of congenital heart defects. going strong year round. we will explain how. john: on the radar, you can see light snow moving out from st. louis. it is about to move into nashville. they are about to get some more snow. this will make its way into metro atlanta.
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gabrielle: just into the newsroom tonight, the justice department is expected to announce it is suing the city of ferguson, missouri, coming one day after the city council voted to revise and agreement between the agency and ferguson, aimed at improving how the police and courts treat poor people in the area, and it was intended to correct problems identified in a department of justice investigation conducted after 18-year-old michael brown was shot and killed by a dozen police officer. they found unconstitutional and discriminatory practices across the police force and municipal system. nigel: happening now, hundreds of soldiers are heading to afghanistan. the u.s. army announced it would deploy soldiers to be health and province in southern afghanistan. the troop is trying to push back the taliban and.
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deployment outside major bases in afghanistan since 2014. and a lot of candidates are clamoring for our attentions, and there are a lot of issues also, as well. gabrielle: a leading political pollster gets a chance to interact with one of the biggest voting blocs in the country, the millennial's. we have more. reporter: call this lunch with a side of politics. between classes, they are sandwiching with a meeting. >> we are out there measuring public opinion, but at the heart of public opinion is the way in which you put together a question and how it has developed. reporter: and many pollsters have questions for younger voters.
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support and enthusiasm helped to elect barack obama in 2008 and 2012. the millennial group makeup one quarter of all voters today, but by 2020, they will make up 40% of the american electorate. the question is, will they vote? >> i do think that they will vote. there is a lot going on that we want to be involved with, i'll let going on that is important for our future. reporter: some are intensely interested in this election. >> the biggest issue for me is how is the next president going to approach foreign policy? how are they going to understand your friend cultures? >> i think for young people as much as anything, planning for the future, college education, the affordability, and how do i get into the economy, and how do i build a future? >> like stagnant wages, jobs, probably the biggest.
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reporter: the telling issue is what kind of america will i inherit? for these students and others of their generation, it is important to have a place at the table. nigel: the students are part of an advance team. gabrielle: it is an advanced group interested in government and public policy. nigel: and we are teaming up with the institute for commitment 2016 voter focus group tomorrow. this will be an exclusive, live streaming event in our studios with upstate voters who will weigh in on the upcoming first in the south presidential primaries. peter worked with a group of national news organizations, and you can watch this event tomorrow starting at 7:00 p.m.
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announcer: now, your hd weather forecast. john: clear skies outside of the mountains, and in the mountains, the clouds are streaming in pretty quickly. the upper atmosphere is producing some snow, moving down to huntsville, and even in georgia, rome, and also dalton can see some light flurries, and that could make its way down into atlanta and clear skies outside of the mountains, and in the mountains, the clouds are streaming in pretty the north georgia mountains and the mountains of north carolina and right along the tennessee and north carolina line. once again, you will see snow showers this evening, and then it is just really, really cold air r at will continue to move in through the area. nice and quiet with a batch of rain, just off to the east of chattanooga, sliding down into the north georgia mountains, also you folks in cherokee and maybe clay counties, you make it some flurries. otherwise, the biggest concern tonight is the dangerous wind
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an advisory tonight for the western north carolina mountains. as you can see, wind chills low zero. boone had a wind chill of minus seven this morning. the north georgia mountains, this includes you folks with a wind chill advisory from now until 10:00 tomorrow morning. look at this. beautiful, blue skies. sitting on your couch watching, it looks beautiful like spring or something. you walk outside, and the wind hits you, and it really gets to you. i will show you in a second. a beautiful sunset with the sky over lake hartwell. only 35 in anderson in greenville and clemson right now, 26 in asheville, exceed degrees currently in boone, and with the wind across the area, as you can see, it just hits you ready hard. minus two in boone. it feels like 14 in asheville. a wind chill of 24 right now, mainly in the 20's outside of the mountains.
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a piece of energy coming down the pike, so we still have that dip in the jet stream, which means all of the way down to orlando, where it is 56 -- international falls, minnesota, a nice warm-up parent -- a nice warm-up, and that will arrive here but not until next week. a cold breeze, i think diminishing wind later on. that bitterly cold wind will continue in the mountains tonight with scattered flurries, especially to the west of asheville. mostly sunny skies and not as cold tomorrow with lighter wind in the upstate. utley sunny skies, a cold breeze, not as windy as today, and not as cold, high temperature 35 degrees. cold weather all of the way through the weekend with a blast of arctic air coming in over the weekend, setting the stage for a potential winter storm sunday night and especially on monday. we will keep you updated on that. for tonight, congratulations to andy.
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coming up all new on news 4 at 6:00, those who depend on a free or reduced lunch at school, what do they do on the weekends? >> they are hungry. we try to have extra around to try to provide for those children, because they cannot
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nigein tonight's four carol: in tonight's four your health, we are in the middle of congenital heart defect awareness week, but one couple's efforts to help others continues year-round. myra: before emerson rose smith came into the world in april 2011, her parents learned about a serious problem. >> we found she had a severe
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and after she was born, we talked to her doctors and surgeons and realized it is the number one birth defect in the world. myra: many other babies facing the same battle. quite so many families coming in. we knew there was a huge this. myra: emerson rose died to what happened months later but not before inspiring her parents. >> the lord just kept putting it in our hearts. we could not forget about the families and children, so we formed the emerson rose heart foundation. myra: the emerson rose heart foundation helped by donating baby wipes to the infant heart patients at the medical university of south carolina, and that he foundation work with lawmakers to pass the emerson rose act. they are helping to keep track of what doctors tell them.
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come out this year with a span of sedition -- with a spanish edition. myra: and more. >> looking for biomarkers in children who have had heart transplants to detect early oregon right section -- organ rejection. >> we did not deserve her to live a long time for a short time. we did not deserve her in the first place, so she was just a tremendous gift from the lord, and when we came to that that she was a gift and the lord
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something is just fundamentally broken when african americans are more likely to be arrested by police, and sentenced to longer prison terms, for doing the same thing that whites do. ...when too many encounters with law enforcement end tragically. we need investments in education, health care and jobs, to counter
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