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Local businesses set themselves apart
during holiday shopping opening weekend
BY MARY POLLITZ shop just for our gift-wrapping. We also just try to be as nice as possible.”
So far, locally owned businesses in The Purple
Sarah Barefield was pleased with her Elephant em-
Columbus and Starkville have reported ployees Dixie
weekend, if not a little amazed. a strong start to the Christmas shopping Belue and Sherri
As manager for The Purple Elephant season. If Friday and Saturday are any Dyer decorate a
on Wilkins Wise Road in Columbus, she indication, many local businesses will Christmas tree
saw crowds of customers during Black outperform last year’s sales. with handmade
Friday and Shop Local Saturday move Barefield said though it’s difficult ornaments Mon-
through the registers with holiday gift sometimes to compete with larger re- day afternoon.
purchases, mostly Mississippi-made tailers and online shopping, The Purple The Purple Ele-
pottery items. Elephant stayed busy throughout the phant and other
Most customers took advantage of weekend, offering products and services local businesses
brought in the
the store’s gift-wrapping option, com- customers can’t find anywhere else. holiday season
plete with a signature, hand-crafted “We were very busy,” Barefield said. with Black Friday
bow. “It was beautiful weather and people and Shop Small
“We do a great job gift wrapping,” were out shopping. We just couldn’t have Saturday.
Barefield said. “A lot of people come and See Businesses, 6A Mary Pollitz/Dispatch Staff

‘O CHRISTMAS TREE’ MSMS senior shines in role as state’s
Distinguished Young Woman
National program
cultivates local
offers scholarship
By Slim Smith

When Lori Feng was an
elementary school student,
her father took her to a Dis-
tinguished Young Women
event where they were liv- Slim Smith/Dispatch Staff

ing in Washington. Lori Feng, Mississippi’s current Distinguished Young Wom-
an, chats with Starkville Rotary Club president Bud Gordon
Feng didn’t make too after Monday’s luncheon at Starkville Country Club. Feng
much of it. At that point, is a senior at Mississippi School for Mathematics and
she said, she was content Science and is from Starkville.
to immerse herself in aca-
demics and piano lessons. learn Starkville had its own academics,” said Feng,
But her father never DY W program and guided now a senior at Mississip-
Deanna Robinson/Dispatch Staff
Judon Harrison, 4, puts his letter to Santa in the mail during the Colum- forgot and when the Fengs his middle child into the pi School for Mathematics
bus Christmas Tree Lighting at the Riverwalk Monday evening. “I asked moved to Starkville when program. and Science. “I was excit-
Santa for a 4-wheeler for Christmas,” he said. He is the son of Eric and Lori was a seventh grader, “Before getting involved ed because it looked like
Sharnell Bonner. her father was delighted to in DY W, I just focused on See Feng, 6A

Weather Five Questions Calendar Local Folks Public
1 A branch of what art museum Wednesday meetings
attracted over 1 million visitors to the Today: Public
■ Book launch: A book launch event for
Basque region of Spain in its first year Hearing, Lown-
Erin Kempker’s book “Big Sister: Feminism,
of operation? des Co. Sports
2 What animated buddies got their Conservatism and Conspiracy in the Heartland”
begins at 4:30 p.m. at Fant Memorial Library Complex project,
start mocking music videos on MTV?
3 What last name did Melinda French on The W campus. Free to the public. Kempker 6 p.m. Trotter
Anna Kinsley Cline take in 1994 when she wed her com- is a professor of history and chair of The W’s Center
pany’s CEO? Department of History, Political Science and Dec. 3: Lown-
Third grade, Annunciation
4 What artist put a shark in form- Geography. des County

45 Low 26
aldehyde, creating an artwork that
supervisors, 9
High eventually sold for $8 million?
5 What was the first animated feature a.m., County
Mostly sunny and chilly
film generated completely on comput- Courthouse
Full forecast on ers? Dec. 5: Colum-
page 2A.
Answers, 6B
top of page bus Municipal
School District
holds her daughter, Kylee, 6, up to catch “snow- Board review
Inside flakes” during the Columbus Christmas Tree meeting, 11:30
Classifieds 6B Dear Abby 5B Lighting at the Riverwalk in downtown Columbus a.m., McKellar
Comics 5B Obituaries 5A Monday evening. Kylee’s father is Eliot Price. — Bill Lawrence is a former Technology
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2A Tuesday, November 27, 2018 The Dispatch •

Say What?
Did you hear? “The reason we were shooting such a poor percentage
from the 3-point line is being rushed and anxious ...”
White House pastry chefs make Mississippi State men’s basketball coach Ben How-
land, talking about his team hitting 11 3-pointers Mon-
National Mall in gingerbread day night in a victory against Alcorn State. Story, 1B.

Pastry creation required 225 pounds
of dough, 25 pounds of chocolate and
20 pounds of white icing
Trump strongly defends use
The Associated Press
decor, designed by first
lady Melania Trump, who
of tear gas on caravan migrants
tweeted a video showing
WASHINGTON — The ‘Here’s the bottom line:
traditional White House
gingerbread house isn’t
her walking amid the dis-
play. Decorations in the
ornate East Room are
Nobody is coming into Caravan migrants explore options
exactly a house this year.
It’s a massive, sugary
replica of the entire Na-
meant to highlight the di-
versity and ingenuity of
our country unless they after Tijuana border clash
tional Mall.
American architecture. come in legally’ The Associated Press
Four custom-made
The pastry creation — By COLLEEN LONG
mantelpieces feature the
featured at Monday’s un- and ELLIOT SPAGAT TIJUANA, Mexico — Many among the more than 5,000 Central
skylines of New York, St. American migrants in Tijuana were urgently exploring their options
veiling of the White House The Associated Press
Louis, Chicago and San amid a growing feeling that they had little hope of making successful
holiday decorations —
required 225 pounds Francisco. Seventy-two SAN DIEGO — asylum bids in the United States or of crossing the border illegally.
of dough, 25 pounds of handmade paper orna- President Donald Most were dispirited on Monday, a day after U.S. agents fired tear
chocolate and 20 pounds ments representing six Trump is strongly gas into Mexico to turn back some migrants who had breached the bor-
of white icing. It includes regions across the na- defending the U.S. der. They saw the clash and official response as hurting their chances
replicas of the Capitol, the tion adorn four 14-foot fir use of tear gas at the of reaching the U.S.
Lincoln and Jefferson me- trees. In the library, trees Mexican border to There was a steady line outside a shelter at a tent housing the In-
morials, the Washington are decorated with orna- repel a crowd of mi- ternational Organization for Migration, where officials were offering
Monument and the White ments from all states and grants that included assistance for those who wanted to return to their home countries.
territories. Trump Officials also reported more interest from migrants wanting to start
House, complete with tiny angry rock-throwers
green wreaths with red In the China Room but also barefoot, crying children. the process staying in Mexico. A job fair matching migrants with open-
ribbons on each window. there are three tables Critics denounced the bor- ings in Baja California saw a growing number of inquiries.
White House pastry recreated from previous der agents’ action as overkill, but “What happened yesterday harms all of us,” Oscar Leonel Mina, a
chefs have created ginger- state dinners during the Trump kept to a hard line. 22-year-old father from San Salvador, El Salvador, said about Sunday’s
bread houses during the Theodore Roosevelt, John “They were being rushed by border clash.
holidays since the early F. Kennedy and Trump ad- some very tough people and they
1970s. The first one de- ministrations using, china used tear gas,” Trump said Mon- Without offering evidence, asylum law, but others insist he
picted a Christmas village. and glassware from the day of the previous day’s encoun- he also claimed that some of the is exaggerating to stoke fears and
Another was a replica of White House permanent ter. “Here’s the bottom line: No- women are not really parents but achieve his political goals.
President Bill Clinton’s collection. A place card for body is coming into our country are instead “grabbers” who steal The sheer size of the caravan
boyhood home in Arkan- President Donald Trump unless they come in legally.” children so they have a better makes it unusual.
sas. is next to one for “Mrs. At a roundtable in Mississippi chance of being granted asylum in “I think it’s so unprecedented
“American Treasures” Macron,” French Presi- later Monday, Trump seemed to the U.S. that everyone is hanging their own
is the theme of this year’s dent Emmanuel Macron’s acknowledge that children were The showdown at the San Di- fears and political agendas on the
White House holiday wife, Brigitte. affected, asking, “Why is a parent ego-Tijuana border crossing has caravan,” said Andrew Selee, pres-
running up into an area where they thrown into sharp relief two com- ident of the Migration Policy Insti-
know the tear gas is forming and peting narratives about the cara- tute, a nonpartisan think tank that
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Man charged in white nationalist rally to argue self-defense
By DENISE LAVOIE woman during a white glimpse of the defense rally drew hundreds of
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The Associated Press nationalist rally in Virgin- strategy as jury selection white nationalists to Char-
Periodicals postage paid at Columbus, MS ia plans to argue that he began Monday in Char- lottesville, where officials
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Published by Commercial Dispatch Publishing Company Inc., Va. — An Ohio man in self-defense when he this quiet Virginia city be- ue of Confederate Gen.
516 Main St., Columbus, MS 39703 charged with killing a drove his car into a crowd came a flash point for race Robert E. Lee. Hundreds
of counterprotesters. relations in the U.S. more showed up to pro-
FIVE-DAY FORECAST FOR THE GOLDEN TRIANGLE A lawyer for James The “Unite the Right” test against the white na-
Alex Fields Jr. offered a rally on Aug. 12, 2017, tionalists.
The two sides began
brawling before the ral-
ly got underway, throw-
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showers then partly sunny smoke bombs and un-
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Last US Senate race of midterms 5 die in wrecks on Mississippi
highways over Thanksgiving
up for vote in Mississippi The Associated Press

JACKSON — Five people have died in
Tuesday’s winner
7 nooses found by Mississippi
wrecks on Mississippi highways during the
Thanksgiving holiday period.
will serve the last two Mississippi Highway Patrol Capt. John-
ny Poulos says that on Saturday, 61-year-old
years of Thad Cochran’s
six-year term Capitol before Senate runoff George Henyard Jr. of Morgan City, Louisiana,
got his foot stuck in the tire of all-terrain vehi-
cle on which he was riding. Henyard was taken
The Associated Press by helicopter to a Jackson hospital and later
The Associated Press died.

JACKSON — State and federal inves-
tigators are trying to find out who hung
‘We’re hanging Two Thursday crashes killed four people.
Three people died in a five-vehicle wreck on
sissippi voters are seven nooses in trees outside the Missis-
sippi Capitol early Monday, a day before
nooses to remind Interstate 59 near Lumberton. Also Thursday,
deciding the last Brandi N. Bishop of Aliceville, Alabama, died
U.S. Senate race of a U.S. Senate runoff that has focused
attention on the state’s history of racist
people that times on U.S. 45 Alternate near Prairie when her ve-
the midterms, choos- hicle rear-ended an 18-wheel truck.
ing between a white violence. haven’t changed.’ Poulos says troopers investigated 200 crash-
Republican Senate The Mississippi Department of Public Text from one of the signs es between Wednesday and Sunday with 59
appointee backed Safety says the nooses were accompa- accompanying the nooses people injured. He says troopers issued more
by President Donald Hyde-Smith nied by handwritten signs referring to than 6,500 citations and made 98 DUI arrests.
Trump and a black Tuesday’s election as well as to lynchings — most of them in the state’s
Democrat who was turbulent past, but also one recent case that remains under investiga-
agriculture secretary tion, of a black man whose body was found hanging in central Missis-
when Bill Clinton was sippi. The department posted photos of the signs on social media and
in the White House. sought information about them from the public.
History will be One sign referred to the Tuesday runoff between appointed Repub-
made either way: lican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, who is white, and Democrat Mike Espy,
Republican Sen. Cin- who is black. The sign also read: “We need someone who respects the
dy Hyde-Smith, 59, Espy lives of lynch victims.”
would be the first woman ever elect- Another sign read: “We’re hanging nooses to remind people that
ed to Congress from Mississippi, times haven’t changed.”
and Democrat Mike Espy, 64, would At a midday event, before the content of the signs was disclosed,
be the state’s first African-Ameri- Espy said he knew nothing about the nooses or signs. He said it would
can U.S. senator since Reconstruc- be “unfair” to make any connection between the items and Hyde-Smith.
tion. Hyde-Smith campaign spokeswoman Melissa Scallan later con-
Mississippi’s past of racist vio- demned the nooses by saying: “Obviously, this behavior is offensive and
has no place in a civilized society.”
lence became a dominant theme
after a video showed Hyde-Smith
praising a supporter in early Novem- museum in Biloxi, Mississippi, that 1968, there were 4,743 lynchings in
ber by saying, “If he invited me to a was the last home of Confederate the United States, and that nearly 73
public hanging, I’d be on the front president Jefferson Davis. percent of the victims were black. It
row.” She said it was “an exaggerat- Critics said Hyde-Smith’s com- says Mississippi had 581 lynching
ed expression of regard.” More than ments and Confederate regalia during that time, the highest num-
a week after the video’s release, she showed callous indifference in a ber of any state.
said she apologized to “anyone that state with a 38 percent black popu- Hyde-Smith was in her second
was offended by my comments,” but lation, and some corporate donors, term as Mississippi’s elected agri-
also said the remark was used as a including Walmart, requested re- culture commissioner when Repub-
“weapon” against her. funds on their campaign contribu- lican Gov. Phil Bryant chose her to
Hyde-Smith was seen in another tions to her. temporarily succeed longtime Re-
video talking about making voting Mississippi — which still has the publican Sen. Thad Cochran, who
difficult for “liberal folks,” and a pho- Confederate battle emblem on its retired in April amid health con-
to circulated of her wearing a repli- state flag — has a history of racially cerns. Tuesday’s winner will serve
ca Confederate military hat during motivated lynchings. The NAACP the last two years of Cochran’s six-
a 2014 visit to Beauvoir, a beachside website says that between 1882 and year term.

Trump sticks with old playbook
in return to campaign trail
‘Democrats will also destroy your struct our progress.”
He claimed Espy
health care by inviting caravan after would “vote in total lock-
step” with Sen. Chuck
caravan after caravan’ of immigrants Schumer, Rep. Nancy Pe-
losi and “the legendary
into the country illegally Maxine Waters,” drawing
President Donald Trump at a rally in Biloxi resounding boos — even
though Trump has said
By JILL COLVIN American caravan a cen- that Pelosi deserves to
The Associated Press tral issue of the 2018 elec- become the next House
tions. speaker and that he could
TUPELO — President The president has even find Republican
Donald Trump brought stressed his desire for members to vote for her.
back the playbook he bipartisanship in the Later, at a Christ-
used during the leadup days since the midterms, mas-themed rally in
to the midterm elections, when Democrats took Biloxi, where Trump
warning of the dangers of control of the House. But emerged on the stage
illegal immigration and on Monday, he painted from a chimney, he said
painting Democrats as Democrats as radical and that Democrats want
radical “socialists,” as he dangerous as he stumped to impose an “extreme
returned to the campaign for Republican Sen. Cindy job-killing agenda” and
trail Monday to try to Hyde-Smith, who is facing that a vote for Espy would
keep a Mississippi Senate Democrat Mike Espy in a be a vote for a “Democrat
seat in GOP hands. Tuesday runoff election agenda of socialism and
A day after U.S. border that could pad the GOP’s open borders.”
agents deployed tear gas current 52-47 advantage “Democrats will also
on a group of migrants in the Senate. destroy your health care
after some tried to charge At his first rally of the by inviting caravan after
the U.S.-Mexico border, day in Tupelo, Trump told caravan after caravan” of
Trump returned to the the crowd that the runoff immigrants into the coun-
campaign scare talk that would “decide whether try illegally, he claimed,
had largely disappeared we build on our extraor- warning they would
following the Nov. 6 mid- dinary achievements or wreak havoc and bank-
terms. Trump had made whether we empower the rupt the Treasury Depart-
the approaching Central radical Democrats to ob- ment.

Teen charged in Black Friday mall shooting in Meridian
The Associated Press media outlets that 19-year- lice Sgt. Dareall Thomp-
old Jarvonta Lanier faces son says the shooting
MERIDIAN — Bond is charges including aggra- stemmed from a dispute
set at $50,000 for a teenag- vated assault and gang between the two men go-
er charged with shooting a activity. ing back several years.
man outside a Mississippi Police say a man was Authorities haven’t re-
shopping mall while Black shot in the hand in the leased the name of the vic-
Friday sales were going parking lot outside Bonita tim, and it’s unclear wheth-
on. Lakes Mall on the Friday er Lanier has an attorney
Meridian police tell after Thanksgiving. Po- to speak on his behalf.

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Our View

One more time
Today, and for the fourth time
this year, Mississippians are head-
ed to the polls.
Throughout the state, vot-
ers will choose between Cindy
Hyde-Smith and Mike Espy for
U.S. Senate while some voters in
the Golden Triangle will selected
chancery court judges.
Today’s runoff elections cap
a long election season. While
turnout for the June primaries
were embarrassingly low, the
Nov. 6 general election produced
high turnouts and there is some
optimism that today’s runoff will
again feature strong turnout.
We certainly hope that’s the
case and urge all registered voters
to take the time to vote. Given
what is at stake, voting is a very
small sacrifice of time and ener-
gy. This is your chance to voice
Mississippi voices
your opinion on a way that really
Many things that are repeat-
ed become habits and there are
Trump v. Acosta: It’s about the fame not the journalism
few better habits to acquire than OXFORD — Tension be- arbitrary or content-driven. supporters.
playing an active role in our gov- tween the press and public It would not serve the For the president, the benefit is that
officials is a good thing. The interests of democracy to his defenders will cement their belief
ernment through the simple act
greater worry for this public empower any president to that the elites are out to get him and to
of voting. Election after election, is if reporters and politicians create an amen corner and twist his every positive into a negative.
turnout among older voters is are too buddy-buddy. call it a press room, and so For Acosta, the benefit will come
the highest of all demographic That said, amid all the Trump — like all presidents during salary negotiations — “Did
groups, which strongly suggests real news this month was before him — may not play you see how many views his video
that voting may indeed be hab- the dust-up between Presi- favorites. Neutral rules of received?” — and more than likely via a
it-forming. dent Trump and CNN White decorum can be established lucrative book contract.
Whether it’s a local, state or House reporter Jim Acosta. and enforced, but any court For the public, well, there’s the enter-
national election, every election is Everybody probably saw would have punctured a tainment factor — but not much more.
important and worth the time and the video — Acosta baiting Charlie Mitchell pretextual ejection when the Again, verbal sparring between
trouble it takes to vote. Trump using a tone as well real reason was, “I don’t like those who make public policy and those
So if you haven’t voted, be sure as words tantamount to, “Are you.” who relate it to the masses is a neces-
to make it out to the polls before you an idiot?” Trump responding by Again, if an official chooses to return sary part of democracy. Every official
they close at 7 tonight. telling Acosta he should be ashamed calls to favored journalists or provide at every level of government wants 100
of himself. An intern trying to retrieve interviews only to favored journalists, percent support for his or her actions or
the microphone. Acosta jerking away, there’s no problem with that. Perfectly ideas. Being human, they tend to gloss
pressing more questions, worded dif- legal. But open events are, well, open over or talk past weaknesses or flaws in
Our View: Local Editorials ferently, but all easily understood to be, to those who wish to cheer, those who their logic. At that point, it becomes the
Local editorials appearing in this space “Really, you are an idiot, aren’t you?” wish to boo and those remaining few job of the public, the loyal opposition or
represent the opinion of the newspa- In the aftermath, Acosta’s press who seek honest comments and expla- the Fourth Estate to challenge them, to
per’s editorial board: Peter Imes, editor room access was withdrawn because nations. ask for more detailed explanations.
and publisher; Birney Imes, publish- he had “assaulted the intern.” CNN That brings us to this sad fact: In the It’s how the system works.
er emeritus; Slim Smith and senior took the matter to court and the White careers of many nationally prominent It’s how problems are solved,
newsroom staff. To inquire about a
House took a chill pill. media folks, it has become more about solutions are devised, a consensus is
meeting with the board, please contact
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State of the nation

Trump’s crucial test at San Ysidro
Mass migration to 21 percent of the the city’s mayor calls a human- people in November, not one nation on the most divisive issue
“lit the flame” of the public in November, itarian crisis, new and more des- of the top 10 involved a foreign of our time — the Third World
right-wing populism as the No. 1 problem perate attempts to breach our threat. In the following order, all invasion of the West.
that is burning up on the minds of the border can be expected. involve the troubled state of our For Trump, the die is cast.
the Old Continent, American people. Rocks and bottles were splintered nation: immigration/ Not only are border security,
she said. Europe And this was hurled at the men and women of illegal aliens; dissatisfaction the wall, and his pledge to halt
must “get a handle before Sunday’s the Border Patrol Sunday, which with government/poor leader- the illegal invasion of his coun-
on it.” violent collision at brought the tear gas and tempo- ship; health care; unifying the try what got him elected, they
“Europe must San Ysidro where rary closing of the San Ysidro country; race relations/racism; appear to be a primary argu-
send a very clear the Border Patrol crossing. New, more serious, lack of respect for each other; ment for his re-election.
message — ‘we fired rubber bullets casualties cannot be ruled out. ethics/moral/religious/family Washington’s think tank and
are not going to be and used tear gas Monday, Trump called on decline; economy in general; media elites may be focused
able to continue to Patrick Buchanan to stop a mob of Mexico City to deal with the unemployment/jobs; and edu- on other issues — Brexit, the
provide refuge and hundreds — out of migrants seeking to breach our cation. Russia-Ukraine naval clash in
support.’” Should the thousands of border, and threatened that if Immigration, race, culture, the Kerch Strait, Kim Jong Un’s
Europe fail to toughen up, ille- migrants housed in a stadium Mexico does not act, he could the economy and education nukes, the South China Sea,
gal migration will never cease in Tijuana — from breaching close one of the world’s busiest appear to be the agenda Ameri- Syria, Iran, the Saudi crown
to “roil the body politic.” our border and pouring into our crossings, and for good: cans want addressed in 2020. prince’s role in the grisly mur-
And who is the lady who country. “Mexico should move the What does this portend? der of Washington Post contrib-
issued the dire warning and TV footage of the attempt- flag waving Migrants, many of While progressives may have utor Jamal Khashoggi.
dispensed the tough-love advice ed breach, and photos and whom are stone cold criminals, piled on Clinton for her com- But according to Gallup,
to Europe? Marine Le Pen? stories that major newspapers back to their countries. Do it by ments, and she may have “clar- none of these issues is a top
No. It is Hillary Clinton, are putting on Page One, will plane, do it by bus, do it anyway ified” what she said, she has hit concern or problem for the
spouse of the Great Triangula- sustain the national focus on you want, but they are NOT on something. Mass migration American people.
tor. what, since the election, has re- coming into the U.S.A.,” Trump from the Third World has not Progressives fail to under-
Democrats may have piled emerged as the nation’s primary tweeted, “We will close the only been the major progenitor stand that what they describe as
on Clinton for selling out concern. Border permanently if need be. and propellant of the right-wing greater and ever more desirable
progressivism, but her political With Mexico about to install Congress, fund the WALL!” populism that is raging across diversity, millions of Americans
instincts here are dead on. She a leftist government and new Trump thus laid down a Europe, it also played an indis- see as the conquest of their
has grasped something her par- caravans forming in Central marker for himself. Either he pensable role in defeating her country by an endless flood of
ty willfully refuses to recognize America to move through Mex- halts the caravans, or he will be and electing Donald Trump. uninvited strangers.
— the growing salience of the ico to the U.S. border, this issue seen as the failed enforcer of And if the Democratic Party Patrick J. Buchanan, a
issue of mass illegal migration is not going away before the America’s border. and its presidential candidates nationally syndicated columnist,
into Western societies. 2020 election. In that Gallup Poll there is in 2020 are seen as abolish-ICE, was a senior advisor to presidents
According to a new Gallup And with nearly 10,000 other major news. pro-amnesty, open borders lib- Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford and
Poll, concern over immigration migrants being held in Tijuana Among the problems facing erals, they will pull their party Ronald Reagan. His website is
and illegal aliens soared from 13 for more than a week, in what America, in the eyes of her out of the mainstream of this
The Dispatch • Tuesday, November 27, 2018 5A

US officials: It’s OK to eat some romaine, look for labels
Food and Drug Administration: Romaine formation, the FDA said. For
romaine that doesn’t come in
The labeling arrangement
was worked out as the produce
Robert Whitaker, chief sci-
ence officer of the Produce
linked to E. coli outbreak appears to be from packaging, grocers and retail-
ers are being asked to post the
industry called on the FDA to
quickly narrow the scope of
Marketing Association, said
labeling for romaine could help
the California’s Central Coast region information by the register.
Romaine harvesting recent-
its warning so it wouldn’t have
to waste freshly harvested ro-
limit the scope of future alerts
and rebuild public trust after
By CANDICE CHOI coli outbreak. The agency said ly began shifting from Cali- maine. An industry group said other outbreaks.
AP Food and Health Writer Monday the romaine linked fornia’s Central Coast to win- people can expect to start see- “Romaine as a category has
to the outbreak appears to be ter growing areas, primarily ing labels as early as this week. had a year that’s been unfortu-
NEW YORK — It’s OK to eat Arizona, Florida, Mexico and It noted the labels are voluntary, nate,” Whitaker said.
from the California’s Central
some romaine lettuce again, California’s Imperial Valley. and that it will monitor whether The FDA still hasn’t identi-
U.S. health officials said. Just Coast region. It said romaine
Those winter regions weren’t to expand the measure to other fied a source of contamination
check the label. from elsewhere should soon be
yet shipping when the illness- leafy greens and produce. in the latest outbreak. There
The Food and Drug Admin- labeled with harvest dates and es began. The FDA also noted The FDA said the industry have been no reported deaths,
istration narrowed its blanket regions, so people know it’s OK hydroponically grown romaine committed to making the label- but health officials say 43 peo-
warning from last week, when to eat. and romaine grown in green- ing standard for romaine and to ple in 12 states have been sick-
it said people shouldn’t eat People shouldn’t eat romaine houses aren’t implicated in the consider longer-term labeling ened. Twenty-two people in
any romaine because of an E. that doesn’t have the label in- outbreak. options for other leafy greens. Canada were also sickened.

How many kids have autism? Mueller accuses
US government measures 3 ways Manafort of breaking
Researchers: True occurrence of autism likely ranges a fuller picture,” said Mi-
chael Kogan, lead author
plea agreement by lying
from about 1 in 59 kids to 1 in 40 kids of the new report con-
ducted by the U.S. Health
The Associated Press

By LINDSEY TANNER rics, is from one of three particularly challeng- Resources & Services
WASHINGTON — The special counsel in the
AP Medical Writer periodic surveys the gov- ing condition to track,” Administration, a federal
Russia investigation is accusing former Trump
ernment uses to assess government researchers agency.
How many American Various reports in re- campaign chairman Paul Manafort of violating
autism rates. It’s higher wrote in the Pediatrics
children have autism? cent years have suggest- his plea agreement by repeatedly lying to feder-
than a different survey’s report.
The U.S. government estimate published earlier The true occurrence of ed autism rates are rising al investigators, an extraordinary allegation that
answers that question this year, but the surveys autism likely ranges from slightly. Experts think could expose him to a lengthier prison sentence
at least three different use different methods and about 1 in 59 kids to 1 in that’s mostly because — and potentially more criminal charges.
ways and says the latest measure different popula- 40 kids, researchers say, of earlier diagnosis, an The torpedoing of Manafort’s plea deal, dis-
estimate — 1 in 40 kids — tions of kids so the results taking into account in- expanded definition and closed in a court filing Monday, also results in
doesn’t necessarily mean aren’t really comparable. formation from all three more awareness, but say special counsel Robert Mueller’s team losing a co-
the numbers are rising. Because there’s no surveys. they can’t rule out a true operating witness from the top of Donald Trump’s
The new number, pub- medical test, “autism “All contribute differ- increase caused by un- presidential campaign who was present for sever-
lished Monday in Pediat- spectrum disorder is a ent information to form known factors. al key episodes under investigation. That includes
a Trump Tower meeting involving Donald Trump
Jr. and a Russian lawyer he was told had derogato-
ry information on Democrat Hillary Clinton.
The move signals a return to the acrimonious
relationship Manafort has had with the special
Area obituaries counsel’s office since his indictment last year.
Before his plea agreement, Manafort aggressive-
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ments. Mr. Hawkins was Thomson Bonner.
Obituaries with basic informa- court, went through a bitter trial and landed him-
Mrs. Pitts was born born Feb. 11, 1943, to He was a graduate of
tion including visitation and self in jail after prosecutors discovered he had
Sept. 9, 1948, to the late the late Buster Haw- Whitehaven Public
service times, are provided attempted to tamper with witnesses in his case.
free of charge. Extended Homer Burnett and Ora kins and Grace Green. Schools, Louisiana State
obituaries with a photograph, Lee Collins. She was a He attended Sulligent University and Duke
detailed biographical informa- 1966 graduate of Sulli- schools and was for- University. He was
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body has been donated to member of Vernon First Baptist Church. State University.
science. If the deceased’s Baptist Church. In addition to his He is survived by his
body was donated to science, She is survived by parents, he was pre- wife, Ann Gill Bonner;
the family must provide official her husband, David ceded in death by his sons, Frank Bonner of
proof of death. Please submit
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prior for publication Tuesday
Lee McConaha Wayne Hawkins, Henry
The Woodlands, Tex-
CALEDONIA — as; brother, George
through Friday; no later than 4 Hawkins and Roger Bonner of Hickory
p.m. Saturday for the Sunday William Lemon “Lee”
Hawkins. Plains, Arkansas; seven
edition; and no later than 7:30 McConaha, 44, died
He is survived by his grandchildren; and one
a.m. for the Monday edition. Nov. 25, 2018, at TriStar
sons, Kenny Hawkins great-grandchild.
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ceived no later than 7:30 a.m. of Winfield, Jodi Haw-
Center in Nashville, kins of Des Moines,
for the Monday through Friday
editions. Paid notices must be
Tennessee. Iowa, Keith Hawkins
finalized by 3 p.m. for inclusion Services will be at 11 of Beaverton and Terry
the next day Monday through a.m. Saturday at Memo- Allison of Hackelburg;
Thursday; and on Friday by 3 rial Gunter Peel Funeral daughters, Tammy
p.m. for Sunday and Monday Home Chapel, College Holland and Tammy
publication. For more informa- Street location with the
tion, call 662-328-2471. Wiginton, both of
Rev. Bob Burch offici- Hamilton and Barbara
ating. Burial will follow “Buffy” Sisco of Guin;
Betty Harbach at Egger Cemetery. 16 grandchildren; and
COLUMBUS — Bet- Visitation will be from 15 great-grandchildren.
ty Harbach, 92, died 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Pallbearers will be
Nov. 26, 2018, at her funeral home. Memorial Justin Hawkins, Josh
Bradley G. McMillen
Jake “Billy” O’Barr
residence. Gunter Peel Funeral Hawkins, Tyler Haw-
Arrangements are Home and Crematory, Visitation:
kins, Hunter Gann, Saturday, Dec. 1 • 1-2 PM
incomplete and will be College Street location Kodey Hawkins and Memorial Gunter Peel
announced by Memori- is in charge of arrange- Blake Winsett. Funeral Home
Jake “Billy” O’Barr, Jr., 87,
2nd Ave. North Location
al Gunter Peel Funeral ments. Memorial Services: of Columbus, MS, passed away
Home and Crematory, Saturday, Dec. 1 • 2 PM
College Street location.
Franklin Bonner Memorial Gunter Peel Saturday, November 24, 2018,
Robert Hawkins STARKVILLE — Dr. Funeral Home at Methodist University Hospi-
BEAVERTON, Ala. 2nd Ave. North Location tal, Olive Branch, MS.
Franklin T. Bonner, 82,
Mary Pitts — Robert L. Hawkins, died Nov. 24, 2018, at
Philip Blake
A visitation will be Wednes-
VERNON, Ala. — 75, died Nov. 24, 2018, OCH Regional Medical Graveside Services With U.S.
day, November 28, 2018, from
Mary Sue Pitts, 70, died at his residence. Center. Air Force Honors: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at Lowndes
Nov. 24, 2018, at her Services will be at Saturday, Dec. 1 • 11 AM Funeral Home, Columbus, MS.
Services will be at Friendship Cemetery
residence. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Gunter Peel Mr. O’Barr was born July 9,
A memorial service Otts Funeral Home First United Methodist Funeral Home 1931, to the late Jake and Ethel
will be held at 11 a.m. Chapel with Frank Church. Visitation will 2nd Ave. North Location Davis O’Barr, Sr. in Houston, MS. He was a 1950
Saturday at Vernon Chaney officiating. be two hours prior to graduate of Okolona High School. Mr. O’Barr
First Baptist Church Burial will follow at services at the church. Lee McConaha was a veteran of the United States Air Force and
with Max Bobbitt and Beaverton Cemetery. Welch Funeral Home Friday, Nov. 30 • 6-8 PM
served during the Korean War. He was a member
Clyde Stephens offi- Visitation will be from is in charge of arrange- Memorial Gunter Peel of Arbor Grove Baptist Church, Houston, MS.
5-6:30 p.m. prior to Funeral Home Mr. O’Barr was the owner/operator of O’Barr’s
ciating. Visitation will ments. College St. Location
be one hour prior to services at the funeral Dr. Bonner was born Services: Trucking for 30 years.
services at the church. home. Otts Funeral in Memphis, Tennes- Saturday, Dec. 1 • 11 AM In addition to his parents, Mr. O’Barr was pre-
Memorial Gunter Peel
Otts Funeral Home is Home is in charge of see, to the late George Funeral Home ceded in death by his sister, Clarice Blaylock.
College St. Location Mr. O’Barr is survived by his wife, Janette
Burial Atkins O’Barr, Columbus, MS; daughter, Tam-
Egger Cemetery
my (Jim Garth) Horn, Vilonia, AR; son, Johnny
Betty Harbach (Amy) Sansing, Houston, MS; grandchildren,
Incomplete Emily (Josh) Gusewelle, Megan (Dustin) Smith,
Oprah Winfrey’s mother, Vernita Lee, dies at 83 Memorial Gunter Peel
Funeral Home
College St. Location
Lindsey (Sean) Talbert of Vilonia, AR and Cody
Sansing, Houston, MS; great-grandchildren,
The Associated Press woman says private funeral services were Preston, Grayson, Matlee, Madison, Kadin and
held. No other details were provided. Chandler; and a host nieces and nephews.
MILWAUKEE — Oprah Winfrey’s Lee was a teenager when she gave Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s
mother, Vernita Lee, has died at the age birth to Winfrey in Mississippi in 1954. Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis,
of 83. They moved to Milwaukee when Winfrey TN 38105.
A Winfrey spokeswoman on Monday was 6-years-old. Compliments of
issued a statement saying Lee died at her Lee was featured getting a makeover Lowndes Funeral Home
Milwaukee home on Nov. 22. The spokes- on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” in 1990.
6A Tuesday, November 27, 2018 The Dispatch •

Midterms reveal South split
along urban, rural differences
‘What we’re talking about here is parts of for Abrams or O’Rourke, but the
results could help Democrats navi-
the South starting to look like the rest of the gate the upcoming debate over the
type of presidential candidate to
battlegrounds around the country ...’ select. It could also help the party
Boyd Brown, a Democratic consultant decide where to send financial and
and former state lawmaker from South Carolina organizational resources. Trump,
meanwhile, may have to pay more
By BILL BARROW vey of more than 115,000 midterm attention to places that have tradi-
The Associated Press voters, found two factors largely tionally been loyal to the GOP.
driving election outcomes. Compet- “The story is the rise of the
ATLANTA — The Solid South is itive races required both a racially Southern city centers and the sur-
no more. diverse electorate and Democratic rounding areas,” said Republican
A century of rule by “Southern success in building support from pollster Brett Cowden, whose Ala-
Democrats” followed by a gener- white voters in growing metro ar- bama-based firm Cygnal has polled
ation of Republican domination is eas. and led campaigns across the re-
evolving into something more com- One or the other wasn’t enough. gion. “People are moving there
plex. For instance, Democratic hopes to from all over, and they tend to be un-
This month’s midterms revealed make inroads in Kentucky and Ten- der 50 and college educated. Those
a South that is essentially split- nessee failed because there weren’t are problem areas for Republicans.”
ting in two. In states like Georgia enough minority voters to rely on. Democrats are happy to embrace
and Texas, population growth and Meanwhile, the GOP maintained those changes, even if they’re not
strong minority turnout propelled its grip on Alabama and Louisiana, uniform.
liberal Democrats such as Stac- states that have a significant mi- “What we’re talking about here
ey Abrams and Beto O’Rourke to nority population but where white is parts of the South starting to look
come close to statewide victories voters in metro areas often voted in like the rest of the battlegrounds
once thought impossible. Yet the line with their rural counterparts. around the country, where Dem-
Old Confederacy states in between The same scenario could play out ocrats can stitch together a di-
are mostly holding to form, with Tuesday in Mississippi’s runoff verse coalition and win,” said Boyd
white majorities giving President election for a Senate seat. Brown, a Democratic consultant
Donald Trump high marks and con- That’s what makes Georgia and and former state lawmaker from
servatives a clear advantage going Texas stand out: The two factors South Carolina. “But then we still
forward. were simultaneously in play to turn have such a bad brand with small-
An Associated Press analysis statewide elections competitive town whites,” said Brown, who is
of election returns along with data for the first time in a generation. white and comes from a rural part
from AP VoteCast, a national sur- That didn’t translate into victory of the state.

Continued from Page 1A
asked for anything bet-
ter. It was just better this
year. We were very happy
with the customers that
came in, and if it wasn’t
for them, we wouldn’t be
Gloria Herriott, owner
of Hollyhocks boutique
and gift shop downtown,
also noticed a larger in-
flux in customers over the
“It’s the economy. It is
so strong right now,” Har-
riott said. “Small busi-
nesses know when it’s
real. We’re off to a really
good Christmas season.
People have more mon-
ey to spend and they feel
comfortable spending it.”
Main Street Director
Mary Pollitz/Dispatch Staff
Barbara Bigelow said the
Dora Moore shops at The Lodge in Starkville before going to a Mississippi State Uni-
past weekend showed the versity men’s basketball game Monday afternoon. “You can always find something
community is interested here,” Moore said. The Lodge and other local stores started the holiday season with
in maintaining strong lo- Black Friday and Shop Small Saturday sales.
cal businesses.
“I’ve had great re- pi State and Ole Miss was Sherman, who expects fic in,” owner John Hen-
sponses from our mer- in Oxford this year. this season to be more dricks said. “But we were
chants from both days Sherman said with this successful than the last, fine. You just can’t beat
— Black Friday and Shop past weekend’s success, said brick-and-mortar that football traffic.”
Small Saturday,” Bigelow he decided to continue his sales, especially those at Although the MSU
said. “We certainly ap- Black Friday specials un- locally owned businesses, football game was in Ox-
preciate people support- til the end of the month. are the lifeblood of a com- ford this year, Hendricks
ing them. It’s so good for Sherman primarily sold munity’s retail economy. said customers still
our economy. Everything True Grit Sherpas, which “Shop local, because poured in to purchase
we spend with our local were buy-one, get-one those dollars turn back Egg Bowl victory t-shirts
merchants, of course, free. He said his store of- to the community,” Sher- and cowbells for the holi-
stays in our community fers a personalized touch man said. “When you day season.
and it feeds our economy. that can’t be found online. shop online, they do not. “We’re very excited
That’s always good for “We specialize in ser- We support lots of organi- about the holiday season,”
the community. It’s just vice. We really talk to zations in town.” Hendricks said. “We al-
important to keep your our customers and find The Lodge, an appar- ways hope (people) shop
money local.” out what their needs are el store that sells most- locally because it affects
In Starkville, George and meet those needs,” ly MSU-themed items, local people. If you take
Sherman noticed a larg- Sherman said. “We were experienced a small de- your money out of town,
er crowd than last year at pleasantly surprised. crease from last year’s you’re benefiting wherev-
his clothing store on Rus- There were a lot of people opening weekend of the er that place is located.
sell Street, even though in town this year. Even holiday season. When you boil down to it,
the annual Thanksgiving though the game was in “It was a little bit lower, your local merchants sup-
week Egg Bowl football Oxford, we had a lot more largely because the ball port the local activities
game between Mississip- business this year.” game didn’t bring traf- better.”

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a great, fun program and san Keith, the Starkville mentally and physically. Cafe, and I give 15-min-
because of the scholar- coordinator for DY W. It’s also given me oppor- ute piano lessons. Kids
ship money available, but “We’ve been spending tunities to improve the love it and I also give les-
now that I’ve participated a lot of time getting the kind of skills I’ll need as sons to husbands who are
in the local and state pro- word out about our pro- I continue my education waiting for their wives
grams, I’ve learned it’s so gram.” and start my career. It’s to finish shopping or
much more than that.” The national scholar- helped me in so many people waiting to eat at
Feng, the current Mis- ship program provides ways.” Starkville Cafe. They see
sissippi Distinguished high school girls with The once bookish, in- this teenage girl standing
Young Woman, shared educational opportuni- troverted Feng said the by a piano and, at first,
her DY W experienc- ties through scholarships opportunities to meet they are like ‘What’s go-
es during Monday’s and skill development new people and connect ing on?’ Then, after a
Starkville Rotary Club through its local, state with her community has
while they warm up and
meeting at Starkville and national programs. been transformational.
we have a lot of fun with
Country Club. The DY W of Missis- As Mississippi’s Dis-
Although DY W has sippi could have no better tinguished Young Wom-
been around for 60 years, ambassador than Feng, an, Feng has traveled Feng, who has earned
a name change in 2010 who won the state title across the state and be- $9,000 in DY W scholar-
from America’s Junior in July, excelling the aca- yond, something she said ships, said she wants to
Miss to Distinguished demics and talent (piano) has made her more aware someday open her own
Young Women has meant portions of the competi- of the opportunities in business, one that will
the program has had to tion. her own community. provide a service to the
re-introduce itself. “More than anything “On the first Saturday community.
“(We) went to Tupelo else, being in the DY W every month, I give com- “I’m not sure exactly
High School last week program taught me the munity piano lessons on what it will be,” she said
and no one there had ever importance of having bal- Main Street,” Feng said. Monday. “But I do know
heard of Distinguished ance in life,” Feng said. “They have a piano on the it will have a social com-
Young Women,” said Su- “It’s about being healthy, sidewalk near Starkville ponent.”
n JUNIOR COLLEGE FOOTBALL: The road hasn’t been
the one Messiah deWeaver expected to take, but the

sophomore quarterback is where he thought he would SPORTS EDITOR SECTION
be with a chance to win a national title at East Adam Minichino
Mississippi Community College. Page 4B


Shoop, Bulldogs’
Simmons, 3-point
Jenkins shooting
honored improves
in victory
By Bret t Hudson

Accolades rolled in for
Mississippi State foot- By Bret t Hudson
ball players and coaches
On the same day MSU STARKVILLE — The
defensive Will Nations/Special to The Dispatch Mississippi State men’s
Members of the West Point High School offensive line, which includes Kearis Smith, Ezekiel Head, basketball team dropped
coordinator Nehemiah Walker, Jonquez Roby, Daveion Reives, TJ Anderson, and Sema’J Harris played an integral
Bob Shoop 10 spots in The Associat-
role in the team’s victory against Olive Branch on Friday in the Mississippi High School Activities ed Press poll to No. 25 on
was named Association (MHSAA) Class 5A North State title game. West point will take on West Jones at 7 p.m.
a finalist for Monday.
Saturday for the Class 5A State title at Southern Mississippi’s M.M. Roberts Stadium in Hattiesburg.
the Broyles The Bulldogs suffered
Award, se- the precipitous drop large-

nior center ly because they are strug-
Shoop Elgton Jen- gling from 3-point range.
kins and ju- MSU is shooting 26.2 per-
nior defen- cent from beyond the arc,
which is 330th in the na-

sive tackle
Jeffery Sim- tion. In its first loss of the
mons were season to Arizona State,
named the MSU was 8-for-30 (26.7
S out he a s t - percent) from 3-point
ern Confer- range.
By Will Nations
Simmons ence co-Of- Special to The Dispatch
STATE TITLE SCHEDULE Alcorn State used a
fe ns i ve At M.M. Roberts Stadium, Hattiesburg zone defense Monday
Lineman Friday’s Games that was designed to
WEST POINT — With his uniform clinging
and Defen- Class 3A force MSU to shoot from
to his intimidating frame as a result of the rain
sive Line- n Water Valley vs. Seminary, 11 a.m. the outside. This time,
Friday night, Kearis Smith wanted one more Class 1A
man of the though, MSU responded
memory to savor from his final game at McCal- n Hollandale Simmons vs. Nanih Waiya, 3 p.m.
Week. by hitting 11 3-pointers en
lister Field. Class 6A
Later in route to an 88-65 victory at
Nicknamed “Pistol,” Smith and his West n Horn Lake vs. Oak Grove, 7 p.m.
the day, the Humphrey Coliseum.
Jenkins Point High School football teammates had just Saturday’s Games
Mississippi “Just waiting and being
wrapped up a 35-0 victory against Olive Branch Class 4A
Sports Hall more patient,” MSU coach
on a muddy track to reach their third-straight n Louisville vs. Poplarville, 11 a.m.
of Fame announced Sim- Class 2A Ben Howland said. “The
Mississippi High School Activities Association
mons won the fans’ voting n Scott Central vs. Taylorsville, 3 p.m. reason we were shooting
(MHSAA) State Championship game.
portion for the C Spire Class 5A such a poor percentage
In celebration, Smith, a senior right tackle,
Conerly Trophy. n West Point vs. West Jones, 7 p.m. from the 3-point line is be-
and two of his teammates found a slick puddle on
The Broyles Award is ing rushed and anxious to
the sideline. On the count of three, they took off
given to the best assistant TICKETS ONLINE want to get it going shoot-
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tacked the zone.
for 450 yards and five touchdowns in a victory in watching the gameS Three quick passes on
the Mississippi High School Activities Associa- n The MHSAA state title games will be available for a first-minute possession
tion (MHSAA) Class 5A North State title game. broadcast by going to created an open look for
won’t face
associations/mhsaa-ms. sophomore guard Nick
Weatherspoon. Weather-

penalty Green Wave will shoot for 10th state title spoon also dribbled into
the top of the 2-3 zone to
create a 3-pointer.
Out of the first media
By Brandon Shields ing host to the event this year win, and have been doing that
Special to the Dispatch for the first time. for a long time. They will by far timeout, Alcorn State (1-

from SEC CLINTON — If there was
a David vs. Goliath matchup
in the six Mississippi High
“The routine is different ev-
ery time when it comes to this
game, and every group is dif-
be the best team we’ve faced. ”
The game will feature two
stout defenses, so don’t be sur-
6) went to 2-3, 1-3-1 and
3-2 zones to try to pre-
vent MSU from finding a
rhythm. The Braves some-
By Bret t Hudson ferent,” West Point coach Chris prised if it is low scoring.
School Activities Association Chambless said. “We’re going Led by defensive end and times changed defenses
(MHSAA) football state cham- to go as our seniors go. They Alabama commit Byron Young, each possession. But the
STARKVILLE — The pionship games this season, it want to set their own legacy, defensive tackle Damion Cun- Bulldogs forced all three
Southeastern Conference would be this one. and the way with us is games ningham, and linebackers Sley varieties to collapse by
recognized West Jones will be in the are won and loss in the offsea- Lyon and Londarrius McRun- passing and creating back-
state title game for the first son, and we had a great offsea- nels, West Jones allows 8.8 door opportunities early
time in school history, while son this year.” points per game. in the first half. MSU used
were made
West Point is seeking its third- West Jones (12-2) was 0-6 West Point allows 12.5 ppg. that execution to push its
T hursday
in the Battle
straight Class 5A state title and in South State Championship and is led by defensive lineman See MSU MEN, 4B
is in the state championship for games overall, but coach Scott Jaylon Cungious, linebackers
for the Gold-
en Egg and
the 12th time in school histo- Pierson embraced that accom- Brentt Cunningham and Bran- Game 7
ry. The teams will meet for the plishment the day after his din Lairy, defensive back Ryan n At Dayton, 6 p.m. Friday
put forth
Sankey MHSAA Class 5A State Cham- team defeated Picayune 21-13 Melton, and safety Tyler Rupert. (CBS Sports Network;
pionship at 7 p.m. Saturday at on Friday. “Every ballgame our goal is WKBB-FM 100.9,
to ensure
Southern Mississippi’s M.M. “I sat back and enjoyed it and to control the line of scrimmage WFCA-FM 107.9).
those mistakes won’t hap-
Roberts Stadium. took it all in and on Saturday I on both sides of the ball and we
pen again.
The Green Wave (13-1) didn’t do anything as far as can’t turn the ball over because Inside
The good news for the
are 9-2 in state championship game planning for West Point,” they will make you pay for it,”
Mississippi State football n MORE MEN’S COLLEGE
games. West Point is the first Pierson said. “I put the film in Chambless said. “That is going BASKETBALL: Reggie Perry
team is those measures team in Mississippi history to to be a key in this game, and it
on Sunday and realized we got took advantage of Abdul
won’t impact its players in play state championship games is going to be a battle, and we
our work cut out for us. The Ado’s injury to have a career
its upcoming bowl game. in Jackson, Oxford, Starkville, proof is in the pudding because know what we are up against.” night in his second start
See sec, 2B and Hattiesburg, which is play- when West Point gets here they See TITLE, 5B Monday. Page 3B
2B Tuesday, November 27, 2018 The Dispatch •

briefly CALENDAR Basketball Friday, Nov. 23
Missouri 38, Arkansas 0
Saturday, Nov. 24
Tarleton State (12-0) at Minnesota-Mankato
(12-0), Noon

NBA Florida 41, Florida St. 14 Semifinals

Local Prep Football
Atlantic Division
W L Pct GB
Georgia Tech 45, Georgia 21
Alabama 52, Auburn 21
Vanderbilt 38, Tennessee 13
Saturday, Dec. 8

The W’s Massey will hold goalkeeper clinic Saturday’s Game Toronto
17 4 .810 —
14 8 .636 3½
Kentucky 56, Louisville 10
Clemson 56, South Carolina 35
Saturday, Dec. 15
Mississippi University for Women’s women’s soccer coach Gray Mississippi High School Activities Association Boston 11 10 .524 6 Texas A&M 74, LSU 72, 7OT At McKinney, Texas
Massey will hold a clinic for goalkeepers ages 14 and above on Jan. TBD, 4 p.m.
(MHSAA) Playoffs Brooklyn 8 13 .381 9 END REGULAR SEASON
Division III Playoffs
New York 7 14 .333 10
3, 2019. Class 5A Southeast Division 2018-19 Bowl Schedule Quarterfinals
The cost is $50, and lunch will be provided. (Subject to Change) Saturday’s Games
At M.M. Roberts Stadium, Hattiesburg
W L Pct GB
10 10 .500 — Dec. 15 — Celebration Bowl, MEAC vs. SWAC, Muhlenberg (11-1) at Mount Union (12-0),
Check-in will be from 9:30-9:45 a.m. in the lobby of Pohl Gymna- 11 a.m.
West Point vs. West Jones, 7 p.m. Orlando 10 11 .476 ½ Atlanta, 11 a.m. (ABC)
Johns Hopkins (11-1) at RPI (10-1), 11 a.m.
sium. Washington 8 12 .400 2 Dec. 15 — New Mexico Bowl, MWC vs. CUSA,
The schedule will feature training about technical foundations Prep Basketball Miami
7 12 .368 2½
4 16 .200 6
Albuquerque, 1 p.m. (ESPN)
Dec. 15 — Cure Bowl, AAC vs. Sun Belt,
St. John’s (Minn.) (12-0) at Mary Hardin-Baylor
(12-0), Noon
Bethel (Minn.) (11-1) at Wisconsin-Whitewater
followed by lunch, a discussion of the psychology of goalkeeping, and a Today’s Games Central Division Orlando, Florida, 1:30 p.m. (CBSSN) (11-0), Noon
session on shot stopping. Neshoba Central at Columbus W L Pct GB Dec. 15 — Las Vegas Bowl, MWC vs. Pac-12,
Milwaukee 14 6 .700 — 2:30 p.m. (ABC) Semifinals
West Lowndes at New Hope Indiana 12 8 .600 2 Dec. 15 — Camellia Bowl, MAC vs. Sun Belt, Saturday, Dec. 8
Detroit 10 7 .588 2½
The W will hold toy drive Dec. 8 at men’s basketball Caledonia at Lamar County Chicago 5 16 .238 9½
Montgomery, Alabama, 4:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Dec. 15 — New Orleans Bowl, Sun Belt vs.
Mary Hardin-Baylor--St. John’s (Minn.) win-
ner, vs. Wisconsin-Whitewater--Bethel (Minn.)
Okolona at West Point Cleveland 4 15 .211 9½ winner, TBA
game Aberdeen at Noxubee County
Southwest Division
CUSA, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Dec. 18 — Boca Raton (La.) Bowl, AAC/CUSA/
Muhlenberg-Mount Union vs. RPI-Johns
Hopkins winner, TBA
The Mississippi University for Women will hold a toy drive at W L Pct GB MAC, 6 p.m. (ESPN)
the men’s basketball team’s game against Southern University-New Hamilton at Smithville Memphis 12 7 .632 — Dec. 19 — Frisco (Texas) Bowl, AAC vs. Championship
Orleans at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at Pohl Gymnasium. Heritage Academy at Oak Hill Academy San Antonio 10 10 .500 2½ At-large, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
Dec. 20 — Gasparilla Bowl, AAC vs. CUSA,
Friday, Dec. 14
At Shenandoah, Texas
Dallas 9 9 .500 2½
Instead of paying admission, fans will be able to gain admission to Starkville Academy at Jackson Academy New Orleans 10 11 .476 3 St. Petersburg, Florida, 7 p.m. (ESPN) TBD, 6 p.m.
the game if they bring an unwrapped toy for entry. Columbus Christian at Winston Academy Houston 9 10 .474 3
Northwest Division
Dec. 21 — Bahamas Bowl, MAC vs. CUSA.,
Nassau, 11:30 a.m (ESPN)
Thursday’s Games W L Pct GB Dec. 21 — Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, MAC vs. NAIA Playoffs
Denver 13 7 .650 — MWC, Boise, 3 p.m. (ESPN) Semifinals
Starkville Academy basketball teams split Caledonia at Smithville Oklahoma City 12 7 .632 ½ Dec. 22 — Birmingham (Ala.) Bowl, SEC vs.
Saturday’s Games
Saint Francis (Ind.) (10-2) at Morningside (Iowa)
STARKVILLE — Mary Peyton Passons and Lillee Alpe had 11 Oak Hill Academy at Starkville Academy Portland 12 8 .600 1 AAC, 11 a.m. (ESPN) (13-0), Noon
Minnesota 10 11 .476 3½ Dec. 22 — Armed Forces Bowl, Big 12 vs. AAC,
points Monday night to lead the Starkville Academy girls basketball North Delta Academy at Heritage Academy Utah 9 12 .429 4½ Fort Worth, Texas, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Benedictine (Kan.) (12-1) at Kansas Wesleyan
(13-0), 1 p.m.
team to a 41-40 victory against East Webster. Columbus Christian at Nanih Waiya Pacific Division
Dec. 22 — Dollar General Bowl, MAC vs.
W L Pct GB Championship
In the boys game, Jawon Yarbrough had 15 points, but Starkville Friday’s Games Golden State 15 7 .682 — Sun Belt, Mobile, Alabama, 6 p.m. (ESPN)
Saturday, Dec. 15
Dec. 22 — Hawaii Bowl, CUSA vs. MWC,
Academy lost to East Webster 52-32. Callaway at Columbus L.A. Clippers 13 6 .684 ½
Honolulu, 9:30 p.m. (ESPN) At Municipal Stadium,
L.A. Lakers 11 8 .579 2½ Daytona Beach, Florida
Dec. 26 — Heart of Dallas Bowl, Big Ten vs.
West Point at Louisville Sacramento 10 10 .500 4 Semifinal winners, 7 p.m.
Alabama Baldwyn at Hamilton
Phoenix 4 15 .211 9½

Monday’s Games
CUSA, 12:30 pm. (ESPN)
Dec. 26 — Quick Lane Bowl, ACC/Notre Dame
vs. Big Ten, Detroit, 4:15 p.m. (ESPN) Hockey
Saturday’s Games
Men’s basketball team uses big second half from Noxubee County at Grenada
Charlotte 110, Milwaukee 107
Minnesota 102, Cleveland 95
Dec. 26 — Cactus Bowl, Big 12 vs. Pac-12,
Phoenix, 8 p.m. (ESPN) NHL
Lewis Jr. to beat Murray State Starkville High at Smithville Classic Washington 135, Houston 131, OT
Boston 124, New Orleans 107
Dec. 27 — Independence Bowl, ACC/Notre
Dame vs. SEC, Shreveport, Louisiana, 12:30
Atlantic Division
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Freshman Kira Lewis Jr. scored 17 of his Columbus Christian at Winston Academy Showcase San Antonio 108, Chicago 107 p.m. (ESPN)
Indiana 121, Utah 88 Tampa Bay 24 17 6 1 35 92 68
20 points in the second half to help the Alabama men’s basketball team Dec. 27 — Pinstripe Bowl, ACC/Notre Dame Buffalo 24 16 6 2 34 76 66
beat Murray State 78-72 on Monday night. Prep Soccer Golden State 116, Orlando 110
Today’s Games
vs. Big Ten, Bronx, New York, 4:15 p.m. (ESPN)
Dec. 27 — Texas Bowl, Big 12 vs. SEC,
25 17 8 0 34 88 64
24 13 7 4 30 67 59
“Credit to Alabama,” Murray State coach Matt McMahon. “Thought Today’s Matches New York at Detroit, 6 p.m.
Houston, 8 p.m. (ESPN) Montreal 24 11 8 5 27 76 81
Atlanta at Miami, 6:30 p.m.
they did a terrific job of really protecting the basket. I was proud of our Delta Streets Academy at Columbus Christian, Toronto at Memphis, 7 p.m. Dec. 28 — Music City Bowl, ACC/Big Ten/Notre Detroit 24 10 11 3 23 68 80
Dame vs. SEC, Nashville, Tennessee, 12:30 Florida 22 9 9 4 22 73 81
guys fight and our toughness. A lot that we’ll be able to learn moving Indiana at Phoenix, 8 p.m.
4:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Denver, 8 p.m. p.m. (ESPN) Ottawa 24 9 12 3 21 85 104
forward.” Wednesday’s Games Dec. 28 — Camping World Bowl, ACC/Notre Metropolitan Division
John Petty Jr. added 16 points while Alex Reese and Dazon Hartfield Academy at Heritage Academy, 5 p.m. Atlanta at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Dame vs. Big 12, Orlando, Florida, 4:15 p.m.
Washington 24 14 7 3 31 84 74
Ingram each scored nine points for Alabama (5-1). The Crimson Tide Starkville Academy at Pillow Academy, 5 p.m. New York at Philadelphia, 6 p.m.
Utah at Brooklyn, 6:30 p.m.
(ESPN) Columbus 24 14 8 2 30 84 78
Dec. 28 — Arizona Bowl, MWC vs. Sun Belt,
picked up 29 points from its bench while Murray State’s reserves scored Columbus at Amory, 5 p.m. Chicago at Milwaukee, 7 p.m. Tucson, Arizona, 4:30 p.m. (CBSSN)
N.Y. Rangers 25 13 10 2 28 75 76
N.Y. Islanders 23 12 9 2 26 72 68
Cleveland at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m.
just 11. Corinth at Starkville, 5 p.m. Dallas at Houston, 7 p.m. Dec. 28 — Alamo Bowl, Big 12 vs. Pac-12, San Carolina 23 11 9 3 25 63 66
Antonio, 8 p.m. (ESPN) Pittsburgh 22 9 8 5 23 74 71
Ja Morant poured in 38 points for Murray State (3-1). Morant, who Mooreville at New Hope, 5 p.m. San Antonio at Minnesota, 7 p.m.
Washington at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Dec. 29 — Peach Bowl, At-large vs. At-large, Philadelphia 23 10 11 2 22 69 82
shot 55 percent from the floor, played so well that Alabama fans gave West Point at South Panola, 5 p.m. Orlando at Portland, 9 p.m. Atlanta, 11 a.m. (ESPN) New Jersey 23 9 10 4 22 68 76
Phoenix at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m. Dec. 29 — Belk Bowl, ACC/Notre Dame vs. WESTERN CONFERENCE
him a standing ovation after a late put-back dunk. Friday’s Matches Central Division
SEC, Charlotte, North Carolina, 11 a.m. (ABC)
“We saw him on film,” Petty said of Morant. “Nine times out of 10
when we see them on film, they come into the building and they aren’t
Nettleton at Columbus, 5 p.m.
Mooreville at Caledonia, 5 p.m.
Football Dec. 29 — Cotton Bowl, CFP Semifinal,
Arlington, Texas, 3 or 7 p.m. (ESPN)

24 17 6 1 35 81 58
23 14 7 2 30 75 63
the same. He was the same. He’s a great player.”
New Hope at Northeast Lauderdale, 5 p.m.
NFL Dec. 29 — Orange Bowl, CFP Semifinal, Miami
Gardens, Florida, 3 or 7 p.m. (ESPN)
23 13 6 4 30 86 65
22 13 7 2 28 74 62
Alabama coach Avery Johnson compared Morant to NBA Hall of AMERICAN CONFERENCE
Dec. 31 — Military Bowl, ACC/Notre Dame vs. Dallas 24 12 10 2 26 68 66
Famers Isiah Thomas and John Stockton and Oklahoma City Thunder MSMS at Philadelphia, 5:30 p.m. East
AAC, Annapolis, Maryland, 11 a.m. (ESPN) Chicago 24 9 10 5 23 65 82
star Russell Westbrook. Saturday’s Matches New England 8 3 0 .727 307 249 Dec. 31 — San Francisco Bowl, Big Ten vs. St. Louis 22 8 11 3 19 67 73
Pacific Division
Pac-12, Santa Clara, California, 2 p.m. (FOX)
“He’s a dynamic player,” Johnson said. “I can clearly understand Philadelphia at Columbus, 5 p.m. Miami 5 6 0 .455 223 283
Dec. 31 — Liberty Bowl, Big 12 vs. SEC, GP W L OT Pts GF GA
Buffalo 4 7 0 .364 161 272 Calgary 24 14 9 1 29 81 69
why on some mock drafts he’s trending as a lottery pick.” Memphis, Tennessee, 2:45 p.m. (ESPN)
The Crimson Tide were 23-for-30 from the free-throw line. They hit College Football N.Y. Jets 3 8 0 .273 221
Dec. 31 — Holiday Bowl, Big Ten vs. Pac-12,
San Diego, 6 p.m. (FS1)
San Jose
24 12 8 4 28 75 74
25 12 12 1 25 69 70
25 10 10 5 25 56 74
Saturday’s Game W L T Pct PF PA
eight straight in the final 25 seconds to hold on. Houston 8 3 0 .727 273 222 Dec. 31 — Gator Bowl, SEC vs. ACC/Big Ten/ Vancouver 26 11 13 2 24 77 94
— From Staff and Wire Reports Southeastern Conference Championship Indianapolis 6 5 0 .545 325 273 Notre Dame, Jacksonville, Florida, 6:30 p.m. Edmonton 23 10 11 2 22 64 76
Tennessee 5 6 0 .455 195 223 (ESPN) Arizona 22 9 11 2 20 53 62
At Atlanta

Jacksonville 3 8 0 .273 197 243 Dec. 31 — Sun Bowl, ACC/Notre Dame vs. Los Angeles 23 8 14 1 17 51 74
Alabama vs. Georgia, 3 p.m. North Pac-12, El Paso, Texas, 1 p.m. (CBS)
NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for
W L T Pct PF PA Jan. 1 — Outback Bowl, Big Ten vs. SEC
overtime loss. Top three teams in each division
Men’s College Basketball Pittsburgh
7 3 1 .682 316
6 5 0 .545 271
(ESPN2), Tampa, Florida, 11 a.m. (ESPN2)
Jan. 1 — Citrus Bowl, Big Ten vs. SEC,
and two wild cards per conference advance to
Continued from Page 1B Today’s Game Cincinnati 5 6 0 .455 276 347 Orlando, Florida, Noon (ABC)
Jan. 1 — Fiesta Bowl, At-large vs. At-large,
Cleveland 4 6 1 .409 253 283 Monday’s Games
Tougaloo College at Mississippi University for West Glendale, Arizona, Noon (ESPN) Washington 4, N.Y. Islanders 1
On Monday, the SEC released a statement Women, 7:30 p.m. W L T Pct PF PA Jan. 1 — Rose Bowl, Big Ten vs. Pac-12, N.Y. Rangers 4, Ottawa 2
Kansas City 9 2 0 .818 404 294 Pasadena, California, 4 p.m. (ESPN) Florida 4, New Jersey 3, OT
Monday after it reviewed the sidelines-clear- Wednesday’s Games L.A. Chargers 8 3 0 .727 307 219 Jan. 1 — Sugar Bowl, Big 12 vs. SEC, Toronto 4, Boston 2
Columbus 7, Detroit 5
ing melee at the end of the third quarter of San Diego at Ole Miss, 6:30 p.m. Denver
5 6 0 .455 252
2 9 0 .182 187
New Orleans, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Jan. 7 — CFP Championship, Santa Clara, Today’s Games
the game between then-No. 22 MSU and Ole South Alabama at Southern Mississippi, 7 p.m. NATIONAL CONFERENCE California, 7 p.m. (ESPN) San Jose at Buffalo, 6 p.m.
Ottawa at Philadelphia, 6 p.m.
Thursday’s Game East
Bowl Eligibility Watch
Miss at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. It ac- W L T Pct PF PA Anaheim at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m.
Alabama at Central Florida, 6 p.m. Dallas 6 5 0 .545 234 213 Eighty-one teams have secured bowl Carolina at Montreal, 6:30 p.m.
knowledged the officiating crew made sev- Friday’s Game Washington 6 5 0 .545 220 229 eligibility — and Virginia Tech will have a Pittsburgh at Winnipeg, 7 p.m.
Philadelphia 5 6 0 .455 230 253 chance to do so next weekend — but only 78 Vegas at Chicago, 7 p.m.
eral errors in deciding which players were Mississippi State at Dayton, 6 p.m. N.Y. Giants 3 8 0 .273 237 288 bowl slots are available. Colorado at Nashville, 7 p.m.
Florida State — which lost to Florida on
ejected from the game, but it offered only Saturday’s Game
W L T Pct PF PA Saturday will miss a bowl for the first time in 37
Arizona at Minnesota, 7 p.m.
Dallas at Edmonton, 8 p.m.
a public reprimand for those players in its Louisiana-Monroe at Ole Miss, 1 p.m. New Orleans 10 1 0 .909 409 256 seasons. Arizona also won’t go bowling after it
blew a 19-point lead in the fourth quarter and
Los Angeles at Vancouver, 9 p.m.
Carolina 6 5 0 .545 287 282 Wednesday’s Games
statement. SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey Sunday’s Game Atlanta 4 7 0 .364 280 307 lost to Arizona State 41-40. St. Louis at Detroit, 6 p.m.
Virginia Tech (5-6) can become bowl eligible
Rust College at Southern Mississippi, 2 p.m. Tampa Bay 4 7 0 .364 294 338 Anaheim at Florida, 6 p.m.
said MSU Director of Athletics John Cohen North with a victory against Marshall.
San Jose at Toronto, 6:30 p.m.
Women’s College Basketball W L T Pct PF PA The following teams are bowl eligible:
and Ross Bjork, Ole Miss’s vice chancellor for Chicago 8 3 0 .727 317 211 Alabama Dallas at Calgary, 8 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Colorado, 8:30 p.m.
intercollegiate athletics, will meet with him Today’s Games Minnesota 6 4 1 .591 265 246
Appalachian State

to help prevent the incident from happening Tougaloo College at Mississippi University for
Green Bay
4 6 1 .409 264
4 7 0 .364 238
286 Arizona State
Arkansas State
Women, 5:30 p.m. West
Army Major League Playoffs
again. Northwestern State at Southern Mississippi, 6 p.m.

L.A. Rams
10 1 0 .909 389 282
Auburn Conference Championships
“It remains disappointing to have seen Stetson at Alabama, 7 p.m. Seattle 6 5 0 .545 276 243
Boise State Eastern Conference
Arizona 2 9 0 .182 155 293 First leg
the unnecessary actions during and after Wednesday’s Game San Francisco 2 9 0 .182 239 293
Boston College
Buffalo Sunday’s Game
the Mississippi State at Ole Miss game on Mississippi State at Little Rock, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 22
Atlanta 3, New York 0
Second leg
Thursday night,” Sankey said in the state- Thursday’s Game Chicago 23, Detroit 16 Central Florida Thursday’s Game
Dallas 31, Washington 23 Cincinnati Atlanta at New York, 6 p.m.
TCU at Ole Miss, 8 p.m.
ment. “These actions are unacceptable, and New Orleans 31, Atlanta 17 Clemson Western Conference
First leg
Saturday’s Games Sunday, Nov. 25 Duke
my concern relates to the bigger issue of the Southern Miss at Tulane, 1 p.m. New England 27, N.Y. Jets 13 Eastern Michigan
Sunday’s Game
Sporting Kansas City 0, Portland 0, tie
Baltimore 34, Oakland 17
repeated incidents before, during and after Rust College at Mississippi University for Women, Seattle 30, Carolina 27 Florida International
Fresno State
Second leg
Thursday’s Game
Philadelphia 25, N.Y. Giants 22
games between these football programs. 3 p.m. Tampa Bay 27, San Francisco 9 Georgia
Georgia Southern
Portland at Sporting Kansas City, 8:30 p.m.

These incidents have become too common in Alabama vs. Tulsa (Tempe, Arizona), 4:30 p.m. Cleveland 35, Cincinnati 20 Georgia Tech MLS Cup
Buffalo 24, Jacksonville 21 Hawaii Saturday, Dec. 8
this series. I will require both athletics direc- Junior College Football L.A. Chargers 45, Arizona 10
Indianapolis 27, Miami 24
Sporting Kansas City-Portland winner at
Atlanta-New York winner, 7 p.m.
tors to meet with me at the SEC Office in the Thursday’s Game Denver 24, Pittsburgh 17 Iowa State

off-season to review past issues and develop National Junior College Athletic Association
Minnesota 24, Green Bay 17
Open: L.A. Rams, Kansas City
Louisiana Tech Transactions
a plan for the purpose of creating a healthier (NJCAA) National Championship Monday’s Game Louisiana-Lafayette
Monday’s Moves
Houston 34, Tennessee 17 HOCKEY
environment for this annual game.” At Pittsburg, Kansas Thursday’s Game LSU
National Hockey League
New Orleans at Dallas, 7:20 p.m. ANAHEIM DUCKS — Recalled D Andrej
EMCC vs. Garden City (Kansas), 7 p.m. Memphis
Cohen later told The Dispatch, “It’s unfor- Sunday, Dec. 2
L.A. Rams at Detroit, Noon
Miami Sustr and Andy Welinski from San Diego (AHL).
Assigned D Josh Mahura to San Diego and LW
Miami, Ohio
tunate that this series of events detracts in Carolina at Tampa Bay, Noon Max Comtois to Drummondville (QMJHL).
on the air
Arizona at Green Bay, Noon Michigan State
any way from a dominant performance from Denver at Cincinnati, Noon
Baltimore at Atlanta, Noon
Middle Tennessee
Minnesota Boxing
our football team Thursday night. I look for- Today Chicago at N.Y. Giants, Noon Mississippi State Schedule
Cleveland at Houston, Noon Missouri
ward to sitting with Commissioner Sankey COLLEGE BASKETBALL Indianapolis at Jacksonville, Noon N.C. State
At Chonburi, Thailand, Knockout CP Freshmart
and Ross Bjork in order to strengthen out of 5:30 p.m. — Maryland-Eastern Shore at St.
Buffalo at Miami, Noon
N.Y. Jets at Tennessee, 3:05 p.m. North Texas vs. Byron Rojas, 12, for CP Freshmart’s WBA
Northern Illinois strawweight title.
the best rivalries in college football.” John’s, FS1 Kansas City at Oakland, 3:05 p.m.
San Francisco at Seattle, 3:25 p.m.
Northwestern Saturday
The melee stemmed from MSU safety 6 p.m. — Kennesaw State at Georgia, SEC Minnesota at New England, 3:25 p.m.
Notre Dame
At The Entertainment and Sports Arena
in Washington, Dusty Harrison vs. James
Network L.A. Chargers at Pittsburgh, 7:20 p.m. Ohio State
Johnathan Abram’s attempts to wrestle the Monday, Dec. 3 Oklahoma
Winchester, 10, super welterweights.
6 p.m. — North Florida at Florida, SEC Network Washington at Philadelphia, 7:15 p.m. Oklahoma State At Videotron Centre, Quebec City (SHO),
ball away from Ole Miss wide receiver A.J. 6:30 p.m. — Michigan State at Louisville, ESPN Oregon Adonis Stevenson vs. Oleksandr Gvozdyk, 12,
Brown as they fell into the end zone. After Schedule Penn State for Stevenson’s WBC World light heavyweight
7 p.m. — Nevada at Loyola-Chicago, ESPNEWS Friday’s Games Pittsburgh title; Sebastien Bouchard vs. Ali Funeka,
the officials ruled Brown had scored a touch- 7 p.m. — Savannah State at Vanderbilt, SEC MIDWEST
Mid-American Conference Championship: San Diego State
10, welterweights; Mikael Zewski vs. Aaron
Herrera, 10, for Zewski’s WBC
down, Abram and Brown slapped at the oth- Network Buffalo (10-2) vs. Northern Illinois (7-5) at South Carolina
South Florida
International welterweight
Detroit, 6 p.m.
er’s helmet to start the fight. Ole Miss quar- 7:30 p.m. — Fairleigh Dickinson at Providence, Pac-12 Conference Championship: Utah (9-3) Southern Mississippi title; Oscar Rivas vs. Fabio
Stanford Maldonado, 10, for Rivas’ NABF heavyweight
FS1 vs. Washington (9-3) at Santa Clara, California,
title; Shakeel Phinn vs. Dario Bredicean, 10,
terback Matt Corral and MSU cornerback 8 p.m. — North Carolina State at Wisconsin,
7 p.m. Syracuse
Temple for the vacant IBF Inter-Continental super
Jamal Peters also were involved in a fight as ESPN2 Saturday’s Games
Texas A&M
middleweight title.
At Staples Center, Los Angeles (PPV),
the sidelines cleared. 8 p.m. — Pittsburgh at Iowa, ESPN2U Louisiana-Lafayette (7-6) at Appalachian State Texas Christian
Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury, 12, for Wilder’s
(9-2), 11 a.m. WBC heavyweight title; Jarrett Hurd vs. Jason
After order was established, the officials 8 p.m. — Temple at Missouri, SEC Network East Carolina (3-8) at North Carolina State Troy
Tulane Welborn, 12, for Hurd’s WBA Super
issued unsportsmanlike conduct penalties 8:30 p.m. — Indiana at Duke, ESPN (8-3), 11 a.m.
Akron (4-7) at South Carolina (6-5), 11 a.m.
Utah World-IBF-IBO super welterweight Titles; Luis
Utah State Ortiz vs. Travis Kauffman, 10, heavyweights; Joe
NBA Marshall (8-3) at Virginia Tech (5-6), 11 a.m.
to every player on both teams and flagrant Conference USA Championship:
Vanderbilt Joyce vs. Joe Hanks, 10, heavyweights; Mark
6:30 p.m. — Atlanta at Miami, Fox Sports Alabama-Birmingham (9-3) at Middle
Virginia Barriga vs. Carlos Licona, 12, for the vacant IBF
personal fouls to Peters, MSU cornerback Southeast Tennessee (8-4), 12:30 p.m.
Wake Forest
strawweight title; Chris Arreola vs. Maurenzo
Smith, 10, heavyweights.
Cameron Dantzler, and Ole Miss safety C.J. 8 p.m. — LA Lakers at Denver, NBA TV
Norfolk State (4-6) at Liberty (5-6), 1 p.m.
American Athletic Conference Championship:
Washington State
West Virginia Dec. 8
Moore. Those players were ejected. NHL Memphis (8-4) at UCF (11-0), 2:30 p.m.
Southeastern Conference Championship:
Western Michigan
At Madison Square Garden Theater, New York
(ESPN), Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Jose Pedraza,
The review by the SEC office determined 7 p.m. — Vegas at Chicago, NBC Sports Network Georgia (11-1) vs. Alabama (12-0) at Atlanta, Wyoming 12, for Lomachenko’s WBA lightweight title and
3 p.m. Pedraza’s WBO lightweight title; Isaac Dogboe
Football Championship
the call on Peters was correct, but it deter- Wednesday Southwestern Athletic
Championship: Southern U. (7-3) at
Subdivision Playoffs
vs. Emanuel Navarrete, 12, for Dogboe’s WBO
junior featherweight title; Teofimo Lopez vs.
mined the penalties on Dantzler and Moore COLLEGE BASKETBALL Alcorn State (8-3), 3:30 p.m.
Atlantic Coast Conference Championship: Second Round Mason Menard, 10, lightweights.
were incorrect. It also said Abram, Brown, 5:30 p.m. — Miami University at Xavier, FS1 Pittsburgh (7-5) vs. Clemson (12-0) at Saturday’s Games
Jacksonville State (9-3) at Maine (8-3), 11 a.m.
Dec. 14
At The American Bank Center, Corpus Christi,
Charlotte, North Carolina, 7 p.m.
and Corral also should have received flagrant 5:30 p.m. — Eastern Kentucky at Tennessee, MIDWEST James Madison (9-3) at Colgate (9-1), Noon Texas, Gilberto Ramirez vs. Jesse Hart, 12, for
SEC Network Drake (7-3) at Iowa State (7-4), 1 p.m. Wofford (9-3) at Kennesaw St. (10-1), 1 p.m. Ramirez’s WBO super middleweight title
personal fouls and been ejected. Big Ten Conference championship: Montana State (8-4) at North Dakota State Dec. 15
6:15 p.m. — Rutgers at Miami, ESPNU Northwestern (8-4) vs. Ohio State (11-1) at (11-0), 2 p.m. At Madison Square Garden, New York,
MSU linebacker Willie Gay Jr. also was 6:30 p.m. — San Diego at Ole Miss, SEC Network Indianapolis, 7 p.m. Duquesne (9-3) at South Dakota State (8-2), Rocky Fielding vs. Canelo Alvarez, 12, for
ejected. The unsportsmanlike conduct pen- 7 p.m. — Cleveland State at Depaul, FS2 Big 12 Conference Championship: Texas (9-3) SE Missouri State (9-3) at Weber State (9-2),
Fielding’s WBA regular super middleweight
title; David Lemieux vs. Tureano Johnson, 12,
vs. Oklahoma (11-1) at Arlington, Texas, 11 a.m. 3 p.m.
alty he received as a result of the melee was 7 p.m. — Saint Peter’s at Auburn, SEC Network FAR WEST Nicholls State (9-3) at Eastern Washington
middleweights; Tevin Farmer vs.
Francisco Fonseca, 12, for Farmer’s IBF junior
his second of the game. He received one for 7:30 p.m. — Montana at Creighton, FS1 Mountain West Conference Championship:
Fresno State (10-2) at Boise State (10-2),
(9-2), 4 p.m.
Northern Iowa (7-5) at UC Davis (9-2), 6 p.m. lightweight title; Sadam Ali
a celebration in the first quarter. The review 7:30 p.m. — Monmouth at Kentucky, SEC 6:45 p.m. vs. Mauricio Herrera, 10,
Stanford (7-4) at California (7-4), 2 p.m. Quarterfinals welterweights.
determined his ejection was the right call. 8:15 p.m. — Purdue at Florida State, ESPN2 Saturday, Dec. 8
Friday, Dec. 7 or Saturday, Dec. 8
Montana St.-N. Dakota St. winner vs.
Dec. 22
At Manchester (England) Arena, Josh
The SEC office didn’t offer a comment 8:15 p.m. — Georgia Tech at Northwestern, ESPNU
Army vs. Navy at Philadelphia, 2 p.m.
James Madison-Colgate winner
Duquesne-S. Dakota St. winner vs.
Warrington vs. Carl Frampton, 12, for
Warrington’s IBF featherweight title; Liam
in its statement about the fact officials over- 8:30 p.m. — North Carolina at Michigan, ESPN Southeastern Conference Wofford-Kennesaw St. winner Williams vs. Mark Heffron, 12, middle-
Nicholls St.-E. Washington winner vs. weights; Nathan Gorman vs Alex Leapai, 10,
turned Brown’s touchdown following a video GOLF
Conference All Games
N. Iowa-UC Davis winner heavyweights.
Jacksonville St.-Maine winner vs. SE Missouri
review that determined the third quarter had 8:30 p.m. — European Tour Golf, Australian PGA W L PF PA W L PF PA St.-Weber St. winner
At O2 Arena, London, Dillian Whyte vs. Derek
Georgia 7 1 276 151 11 1 481 206 Chisora, 12, heavyweights; Cristofer Rosales
ended prior to the play. Championship, first round, Queensland, TGC Florida 5 3 209 205 9 3 414 245 vs. Charlie Edwards, 12, for Rosales’ WBC
2:30 a.m. (Thursday) — European Tour Golf, Kentucky 5 3 146 132 9 3 319 195 flyweight title; Ryan Walsh vs. Reece Bellotti,
Having all of its players involved in the me- Mauritius Open, first round, Mauritius, TGC
Missouri 4 4 247 196 8 4 443
South Carolina
4 4 230 243 6 5 363
323 TBD
Friday, Dec. 14 or Saturday, Dec. 15
12, for Walsh’s BBBofC British featherweight
lee eligible for the bowl game is significant NBA Vanderbilt 3 5 208 235 6 6 332
Tennessee 2 6 162 289 5 7 273
335 Championship At Barclays Center, New York (FOX), Jermall
news for MSU. Abram is the team’s leading 6 p.m. — New York at Philadelphia, NBA TV

Conference All Games
Saturday, Jan. 5
At Toyota Stadium, Frisco, Texas
Charlo vs. Willie Monroe Jr., 12, for Charlo’s
WBC interim middleweight title; Jermell Charlo
tackler with 93, while Gay Jr. is sixth (44). 9 p.m. — Orlando at Portland, NBA TV W L PF PA W L PF PA Semifinal winners, 11 a.m. vs. Tony Harrison, 12, for Charlo’s WBC junior
Alabama 8 0 374 113 12 0 588 165 middleweight title; Dominic Breazeale vs.
Dantzler leads the team with nine pass break- NHL LSU 5 3 237 203 9 3 381 251 Division II Playoffs Carlos Negron, 10, heavyweights.
6 p.m. — St. Louis at Detroit, NBC Sports Texas A&M 5 3 242 251 8 4 416 316 Quarterfinals Dec. 30
ups and is tied for the team lead with two in- Network
Miss. St. 4 4 154 115 8 4 349 144 Saturday’s Games At Tokyo, Masayuki Ito vs. Evgeny Chuprakov,
Auburn 3 5 178 197 7 5 339 235 Notre Dame (Ohio) (12-0) vs. Slippery Rock
terceptions. 8:30 p.m. — Pittsburgh at Colorado, NBC Sports Ole Miss 1 7 176 328 5 7 407 4 34 (11-2), TBA
12, for Ito’s WBO junior lightweight title; Ken
Shiro vs. Saul Juarez, 12, for Shiro’s WBC
Arkansas 0 8 138 319 2 10 260 417 Ouachita Baptist (12-0) vs. Ferris State (13-0),
Follow Dispatch sports writer Brett Hudson Network TBA World junior flyweight title; Tauma Inoue vs.
Thursday, Nov. 22 Lenoir-Rhyne (12-1) at Valdosta State (11-0, Petch Sor Chitpattana, 12, for the vacant
on Twitter @Brett_Hudson Mississippi State 35, Ole Miss 3 Noon interim WBC bantamweight title.
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Ado’s injury gives Perry shot
ALABAMA (5-1): Hall 0-3 2-2 2, G.Smith Today’s Games 11. Tennessee 5-0 476 11
Monday’s Men’s Major 2-3 0-0 4, Petty 5-10 6-7 16, Lewis 6-13 7-10 Kennesaw State at Georgia, 6 p.m. 12. Syracuse 6-1 422 14
College Scores 20, Jones 3-5 1-2 7, Reese 3-9 0-0 9, Ingram
1-2 7-8 9, A.Johnson 2-5 0-0 4, Mack 3-6 0-1 7.
North Florida at Florida, 6 p.m. (SEC Network)
Savannah State at Vanderbilt, 7 p.m.
13. N.C. State 6-0 410 15
EAST Temple at Missouri, 8 p.m. (SEC Network) 14. Iowa 5-1 323 12
Boston College 68, Minnesota 56 Totals 25-56 23-30 78.
Halftime_Alabama 39-29. 3-Point Wednesday’s Games 15. California 6-0 287 18
Delaware 75, Louisiana Tech 71

to move into starting lineup
Goals_Murray St. 5-18 (Davis 2-3, Brown 2-4, Eastern Kentucky at Tennessee, 5:30 p.m. 16. DePaul 3-2 285 16
SOUTH (SEC Network)
Alabama 78, Murray St. 72 Buchanan 1-5, Eaves 0-1, Whitley 0-1, Morant 17. Texas A&M 4-1 221 20
0-4), Alabama 5-18 (Reese 3-5, Mack 1-2, Lew- San Diego at Ole Miss, 6:30 p.m.
Appalachian St. 91, Winston-Salem State 64 Saint Peter’s at Auburn, 7 p.m. 18. South Carolina 3-3 212 13
Bethune-Cookman 84, Stetson 74 is 1-4, A.Johnson 0-3, Petty 0-4). Fouled Out_
Monmouth at Kentucky, 7:30 p.m. 19. Arizona State 3-2 178 19
Mississippi St. 88, Alcorn St. 65 Brown. Rebounds_Murray St. 32 (Morant 9), (SEC Network)
Nebraska 68, Clemson 66 Alabama 34 (Jones 8). Assists_Murray St. 10 20. Minnesota 5-0 170 23
Thursday’s Game
Radford 102, Glenville State 69 (Morant 5), Alabama 12 (Jones 4). Total Fouls_ Alabama at UCF, 6 p.m. (ESPNU) 21. Miami 6-1 148 24
SE Louisiana 86, Louisiana College 71 By Bret t Hudson
Wofford 81, South Carolina 61
Murray St. 22, Alabama 16. Technicals_Murray
St. coach Matt McMahon. A_9,004 (15,383).
Friday’s Games
Coastal Carolina at South Carolina, 6 p.m.
(SEC Network)
22. Marquette
23. Iowa State
4-1 137 22
5-0 93 —
Iowa St. 82, Nebraska-Omaha 55
Rio Grande 68, Texas A&M-CC 59
The AP Men’s Top 25 Mississippi State at Dayton, 6 p.m. 24. Drake 6-1 73 —
The weekly poll, with first-place votes in Saturday’s Games 25. Kentucky 7-0 68 —
TCU 87, E. Michigan 69
parentheses, records through Nov. 25, total UNC Greensboro at Kentucky, Noon (ESPN2)
Louisiana-Monroe at Ole Miss, 1 p.m.
Also Receiving Votes: Missouri 59, STARKVILLE — Abdul
points based on 25 points for a first-place vote Northwestern 59, West Virginia 59, Georgia 18,
UTSA 86, Houston Baptist 82
FAR WEST through one point for a 25th-place vote and last Vanderbilt vs. North Carolina State, 4 p.m.
(ESPN2) South Florida 17, Virginia Tech 13, Michigan 10,
Ado’s loss has been Reggie Per- Turnover aberration
week’s ranking:
California 78, Santa Clara 66
Gonzaga 102, N. Dakota St. 60 Rec. Pts Prv Grambling at LSU, 4 p.m. Utah 6, North Carolina 5, Southern California 4, ry’s gain in the last six days. The competition got tougher and MSU took
FIU at Arkansas, 7 p.m.
Pepperdine 97, Idaho St. 82 1. Gonzaga (32)
2. Kansas (31)
6-0 1590 3
5-0 1584 2
Sunday’s Games
Florida State 3, Boise State 2, LSU 2.
Ado started the first four even better care of the ball. That changed Monday.
Texas Southern 89, Oregon 84
3. Duke (1) 5-1 1486 1
Texas A&M-C.C. at Tennessee, 11 a.m.
(SEC Network)
AP Voting for games for the Mississippi State
The Associated Press 4. Virginia (1) 6-0 1396 4 MSU committed 12 turnovers in its first three
5. Nevada 6-0 1329 6
UCF at Missouri, 2 p.m. (ESPNU) Adam Minichino men’s basketball team before he games, but it cut that down to 10 and eight against
Men’s Top 25 Fared Monday’s Major Women’s Dispatch sports editor Adam Minichino in
6. Tennessee
7. Michigan
4-1 1284 5
6-0 1213 9 a voter on The Associated Press’ weekly suffered a lower leg injury in a Arizona State and Saint Mary’s in Las Vegas.
1. Gonzaga (7-0) beat North Dakota State 8. Auburn 5-1 1129 8 College Scores women’s college basketball poll. Here is his loss to Arizona State on Nov. 19.
102-60. Next: at Creighton Saturday. 9. Michigan State 5-1 1111 11 SOUTH Against Alcorn State, MSU (5-1) committed 17
ballot for this week:
2. Kansas (5-0) did not play. Next: vs.
Stanford, Saturday.
10. Kentucky 5-1 1022 10 Austin Peay 52, N. Kentucky 48
CCSU 60, Morgan St. 36 1. Notre Dame Perry replaced Ado in the turnovers.
11. North Carolina 6-1 943 7
3. Duke (5-1) did not play. Next: vs. 12. Kansas State 6-0 936 12 Davidson 71, High Point 62
Gardner-Webb 82, Pfeiffer 46
2. Connecticut starting lineup two days later “That was probably the biggest thing that
Indiana, Tuesday. 3. Louisville
4. Virginia (6-0) did not play. Next: at No.
13. Virginia Tech
14. Iowa
5-0 921 13
5-0 599 20
Louisville 95, Miami (Ohio) 73 4. Oregon and had four points and five stood out that was a negative — that was the only
Morehead St. 119, Kentucky Christian 28
24 Maryland, Wednesday.
5. Nevada (6-0) did not play. Next: at
15. Florida State
16. Ohio State
5-1 581 14
6-0 511 23
South Alabama 81, ETSU 74 5. Stanford rebounds in a victory against negative — that we had too many turnovers,” How-
MIDWEST 6. Mississippi State
Loyola of Chicago, Tuesday.
6. Tennessee (4-1) did not play. Next: vs.
17. Texas 5-1 486 — DePaul 124, Savannah St. 61 7. Maryland Saint Mary’s. Perry was back land said. “Two of them were moving screens, a
18. Oregon 4-1 439 21
Eastern Kentucky, Wednesday. 19. Purdue 5-1 387 24
Loyola of Chicago 76, Chicago St. 40
Toledo 65, Valparaiso 59
8. Baylor as a starter Monday to deliver couple of them were against the zone not reading.
7. Michigan (6-0) did not play. Next: vs. 9. Texas
No. 11 North Carolina, Wednesday.
20. Texas Tech
21. Buffalo
6-0 380 —
5-0 351 22
Texas State 60, Texas A&M-CC 53 10. Oregon State his best game as a Bulldog. The It’s something we have to get better at.”
8. Auburn (5-1) did not play. Next: vs.
Saint Peter’s, Wednesday.
22. Wisconsin
23. Villanova
5-1 253 25
5-2 217 —
CS Bakersfield 91, Westcliff 37
11. Syracuse 6-foot-10, 245 pound freshman New NET rankings released
12. North Carolina State
9. Michigan State (5-1) did not play. Next:
at Louisville, Tuesday.
24. Maryland 6-0 170 — New Mexico St. 101, Northern New Mexico 51 13. Tennessee forward had a career-high 16 The NCAA is debuting a new metric for use
25. Mississippi State 4-1 161 15 Utah 89, Seattle 62
10. Kentucky (5-1) did not play. Next: vs. 14. Marquette points and a game-high 11 re- by its NCAA tournament selection committee, the
Monmouth, Wednesday.
Also Receiving Votes: Arizona State 156,
The AP Women’s 15. Texas A&M
Clemson 135, Furman 72, Creighton 65,
16. Iowa bounds in No. 25 MSU’s 88-65 NCAA Evaluation Tool (NET); MSU still has work
11. North Carolina (6-1) did not play. Next: LSU 41, Indiana 35, UCLA 30, Iowa State 22, Top 25 Fared
at No. 7 Michigan, Wednesday.
12. Kansas State (6-0) did not play. Next:
St. John’s 19, Minnesota 17, Miami 10, Monday 17. South Carolina
18. California
victory against Alcorn State. to do.
Syracuse 8, TCU 8, Arkansas 6, Nebraska 6, 1. Notre Dame (6-0) did not play. Next: vs.
at Marquette, Saturday.
13. Virginia Tech (5-0) did not play. Next:
Notre Dame 4, Connecticut 4, Florida 3, UCF 3, No. 14 Iowa, Thursday. 19. Miami “I’m still working,” Perry The NCAA released the first set of NET rank-
Davidson 1, Houston 1. 2. UConn (5-0) did not play. Next: vs. No.
at Penn State, Tuesday. 16 DePaul, Wednesday.
20. Missouri
21. DePaul
said. “I still feel a little bit out of ings Monday and MSU is ranked 66th. Auburn (No.
14. Iowa (5-0) did not play. Next: at
Pittsburgh, Tuesday.
USA Today Top 25 3. Oregon (6-0) did not play. Next: vs.
Long Beach State, Sunday. 22. Georgia line, but I feel like I had a good 16) and Tennessee (No. 27) are the only South-
The weekly poll, with first-place votes in
15. Florida State (5-1) did not play. Next:
vs. No. 19 Purdue, Wednesday.
parentheses, records through Nov. 25, points 4. Baylor (6-0) did not play. Next: at No.
18 South Carolina, Sunday.
23. Iowa State
24. Drake
week of practice and a good eastern Conference teams in the top 40.
based on 25 points for a first-place vote through
16. Ohio State (6-0) did not play. Next: vs.
Syracuse, Wednesday.
one point for a 25th-place vote and previous 5. Louisville (6-0) beat Miami (Ohio) 95-
73. Next: vs. Nebraska, Thursday.
25. Kentucky game. It showed on the court The NET, which replaces the Ratings Per-
17. Texas (5-1) did not play. Next: vs. Rec. Pts Pvs
6. Mississippi State (6-0) did not play.
Next: at Little Rock, Wednesday. SEC Women tonight. I still have to grow and centage Index (RPI), is created using team value
Radford, Friday.
18. Oregon (4-2) lost to Texas Southern
1. Gonzaga (17)
2. Kansas (15)
6-0 784
5-0 782
7. Maryland (6-0) did not play. Next: vs. Conf. Pct. Overall Pct. keep getting better.” index, net efficiency, winning percentage, adjusted
Georgia Tech, Thursday.
89-84. Next: at Houston, Saturday. 3. Duke 5-1 712 1 8. Stanford (6-0) did not play. Next: at Kentucky 0-0 .000 7-0 1.000
MSU coach Ben Howland winning percentage, and scoring margin.
19. Purdue (5-1) did not play. Next: at No. 4. Virginia 6-0 710 4 Gonzaga, Sunday. Mississippi State 0-0 .000 6-0 1.000
15 Florida State, Wednesday. 5. Michigan 6-0 638 8 9. Oregon State (5-1) did not play. Next: Tennessee 0-0 .000 5-0 1.000 has praised Perry’s rebounding Team value index is the part of the formula
20. Texas Tech (6-0) did not play. Next: 6. Nevada 6-0 614 7 vs. La Salle, Saturday. that judges the value of game results by opponent,
vs. Memphis, Saturday. 7. Tennessee 4-1 612 5 10. Texas (6-0) did not play. Next: vs.
Texas A&M
0-0 .000 4-1
0-0 .000 4-1
all season, which is part of the
21. Buffalo (5-0) did not play. Next: vs. 8. Michigan State 5-1 542 11 UTSA, Wednesday.
LSU 0-0 .000 4-1 .800 reason why he moved into the location, and the winner. Net efficiency is the result
Milwaukee, Friday. 9. Kentucky 5-1 502 10 11. Tennessee (5-0) did not play. Next: at
Auburn 0-0 .000 4-1 .800 of a team’s offensive efficiency subtracted by its
22. Wisconsin (5-1) did not play. Next: vs.
N.C. State, Tuesday.
10. Kansas State
10. Auburn
6-0 492 12
5-1 492 9
Oklahoma State, Sunday.
12. Syracuse (6-1) did not play. Next: at Missouri 0-0 .000 5-2 .714 starting role. The decision paid
defensive efficiency. Points per possession scored
23. Villanova (5-2) did not play. Next: vs. 12. Virginia Tech 5-0 471 14 No. 20 Minnesota, Thursday.
13. N.C. State (6-0) did not play. Next: vs.
Arkansas 0-0 .000 4-2 .667 off as Perry recorded his first
La Salle, Saturday. 13. North Carolina 6-1 452 6 South Carolina 0-0 .000 3-3 .500 and allowed determine offensive and defensive
24. Maryland (6-0) did not play. Next: vs. 14. Florida State 5-1 275 13 Michigan, Thursday.
Georgia 0-0 .000 3-3 .500 double-double as a Bulldog.
14. Iowa (5-1) did not play. Next: at No. 1 efficiency.
No. 4 Virginia, Wednesday.
25. Mississippi State (5-1) beat Alcorn
15. Iowa
16. Ohio State
5-0 264 22
6-0 249 23
Notre Dame, Thursday. Ole Miss 0-0 .000 3-4 .429 Classmate Robert Woodard
15. California (6-0) did not play. Next: vs. Vanderbilt 0-0 .000 3-4 .429 Winning percentage speaks for itself. Adjust-
State 88-65. Next: at Dayton, Friday. 17. Texas
18. Purdue
5-1 235 —
5-1 209 19
Cal State Northridge, Sunday. Florida 0-0 .000 0-5 .000 II, a former standout at Colum- ed winning percentage is that adjusted for loca-
No. 25 Mississippi St. 88, 19. Texas Tech 6-0 173 —
16. DePaul (4-2) beat Savannah State
124-61. Next: at No. 2 UConn, Wednesday. bus High School, also has seen tion of game. A road win adds 1.4 percent to the
Alcorn State 65 20. Buffalo
21. Oregon
5-0 159 25
4-1 157 20
17. Texas A&M (4-1) did not play. Next: vs.
Lamar, Thursday.
Monday’s Games
No games scheduled more playing time in Ado’s ab-
ALCORN STATE (1-6): Johnson 3-9 2-2
22. Wisconsin 5-1 139 —
winning percentage, a neutral-court win adds 1
9, Smith 0-0 0-0 0, Plain 3-6 0-0 6, Andrews 23. Villanova 5-2 118 —
18. South Carolina (3-3) did not play.
Next: vs. Dayton, Wednesday.
Today’s Game
Stetson at Alabama, 7 p.m.
sence. Against Alcorn State, he percent, and a home win adds 0.6 percent. A road
8-17 8-12 26, Allen 1-7 0-0 3, Wilson 1-3 1-2 4,
Givens 0-0 0-0 0, Brewer 3-6 2-2 8, Scott 0-3
24. Clemson
25. Mississippi State
5-1 114 16
4-1 97 15
19. Arizona State (3-2) did not play. Next:
vs. Louisiana Tech, Saturday. Wednesday’s Games played 19 minutes off the bench loss subtracts 0.6 percent, a neutral-court loss
1-2 1, Robinson 0-0 0-0 0, Howard 3-8 0-0 8.
Totals 22-59 14-20 65.
Also Receiving Votes: Maryland 77, Arizona 20. Minnesota (5-0) did not play. Next: vs.
Air Force, Sunday.
Morehead State at Kentucky, 11 a.m.
Dayton at South Carolina, 6 p.m.
and had six points, grabbed six subtracts 1 percent, and a home loss subtracts
State 51, UCLA 37, LSU 36, Miami 30, Furman
MISSISSIPPI STATE (5-1): Perry 7-8 1-1
16, Holman 2-5 1-2 6, Q.Weatherspoon 5-9 4-5
27, Creighton 26, Minnesota 19, N.C. State 19, 21. Miami (6-1) did not play. Next: at Pur-
due, Thursday.
Northeastern at Florida, 6 p.m. rebounds, and had five assists. 1.4 percent. Scoring margin is computed as it al-
Iowa State 16, Butler 12, St. John’s 9, UCF 9,
14, Peters 6-9 0-0 17, N.Weatherspoon 6-10 Nebraska 8, Houston 7, Syracuse 7, TCU 7, 22. Marquette (4-1) did not play. Next: vs. Mercer at Georgia, 6 p.m.
Auburn at Xavier (La.), 6 p.m.
Howland said Ado’s his sta- ways is, but with the total per game capped at 10 to
3-4 17, Storm 0-0 0-0 0, Feazell 1-1 0-0 2, Milwaukee, Wednesday.
Datcher 0-1 0-0 0, Woodard 3-4 0-0 6, Clayton
Indiana 5, West Virginia 4, Arkansas 1, North
Texas 1.
23. Iowa State (5-0) did not play. Next: at Mississippi State at Little Rock, 6:30 p.m. tus for MSU’s game against prevent teams from benefiting from running up the
South Dakota, Wednesday.
0-0 0-0 0, Carter 3-6 2-2 10, Gray 0-1 0-0 0.
Totals 33-54 11-14 88. Southeastern Conference 24. Drake (6-1) did not play. Next: at
Oral Roberts at Arkansas, 7 p.m.
Thursday’s Games
Dayton on Friday is unclear. He score on weaker opponents.
Creighton, Wednesday.
Halftime_Mississippi St. 44-29. 3-Point
Goals_Alcorn St. 7-30 (Howard 2-6, Andrews Men 25. Kentucky (7-0) did not play. Next: vs. Lamar at Texas A&M, 11 a.m. had a walking boot on his left MSU will have several opportunities to im-
Kansas at LSU, 6 p.m. (SEC Network)
2-7, Wilson 1-3, Johnson 1-5, Allen 1-6, Brewer
Conf. Pct. Overall
0-0 .000 5-1
Morehead State, Wednesday.
TCU at Ole Miss, 8 p.m. (SEC Network) foot Monday night. prove its NET in the next few weeks. It will play Fri-
0-1, Plain 0-2), Mississippi St. 11-24 (Peters
5-8, N.Weatherspoon 2-3, Carter 2-5, Perry Auburn 0-0 .000 5-1 .833 The AP Women’s Top 25 Friday’s Games “He hasn’t done anything day at No. 69 Dayton, it will meet No. 51 Clemson
Alabama 0-0 .000 5-1 .833 The weekly poll, with first-place votes in No games scheduled
1-2, Holman 1-2, Gray 0-1, Q.Weatherspoon
0-3). Rebounds_Alcorn St. 24 (Andrews 7),
Mississippi State 0 -0 .000 5-1 .833 parentheses, records through Nov. 25, total Saturday’s Game yet. He had a little swelling after at a neutral site Dec. 8, and it will play host to No.
Arkansas 0-0 .000 4-1 .800 points based on 25 points for a first-place vote
Mississippi St. 35 (Perry 11). Assists_Alcorn
St. 10 (Scott 4), Mississippi St. 24 (Peters 7).
Tennessee 0-0 .000 4-1 .800 through one point for a 25th-place vote and last Alabama vs. Tulsa, 4:30 p.m. he worked on it, but I’m hoping 46 Cincinnati on Dec. 15.
Vanderbilt 0-0 .000 4-1 .800 Sunday’s Games
Total Fouls_Alcorn St. 15, Mississippi St. 15. LSU 0-0 .000 5-2 .714
week’s ranking:
Rec. Pts Prv Texas Tech at Florida, 1 p.m. (SEC Network) he’ll be able to join us in the next This and that
A_6,537 (10,575). Ole Miss
0-0 .000
0-0 .000
1. Notre Dame (31) 6-0 775 1 Charleston Southern at Georgia, 1 p.m. day or two,” Howland said. MSU had 24 assists and 17 turnovers, while
Alabama 78, South Carolina 0-0 .000 3-3 .500
2. UConn
3. Oregon
5-0 735
6-0 705
Mississippi State at Texas, 1 p.m.
Ado’s absence combined with
Vanderbilt at Kansas State, 1 p.m. Alcorn State had 10 assists and 12 turnovers. ...
Murray State 72 Florida
0-0 .000
0-0 .000
.500 4. Baylor 6-0 674 4 Jacksonville State at Ole Miss, 2 p.m. the blowout created an opportu-
MURRAY STATE (3-1): A.Smith 2-5 0-0 Texas A&M 0-0 .000 2-4 .333 5. Louisville 5-0 660 5
Arkansas at Iowa State, 2 p.m. Deshaw Andrews had 26 points and seven re-
4, Sanchious 2-3 0-0 4, Brown 2-4 0-0 6, Mo-
rant 16-29 6-8 38, Buchanan 4-10 0-0 9, Davis Monday’s Games
6. Mississippi State
7. Maryland
6-0 606
6-0 576
7 Oklahoma at Auburn, 3 p.m. (SEC Network) nity for E.J. Datcher, who played bounds to lead the Braves.
2-3 1-2 7, Williams 0-0 0-0 0, Cowart 1-7 2-2
4, Eaves 0-1 0-0 0, Whitley 0-2 0-0 0. Totals
Wofford 81, South Carolina 61 8. Stanford
9. Oregon State
6-0 567
5-1 523
Tennessee at Oklahoma State, 3 p.m.
Missouri at West Virginia, 4 p.m.
five minutes and scored two Follow Dispatch sports writer Brett Hudson on
Alabama, 78, Murray State 72
29-64 9-12 72. Mississippi State 88, Alcorn State 65 10. Texas 6-0 494 10 Baylor at South Carolina, 6 p.m. (ESPN2) points. Twitter @Brett_Hudson
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deWeaver right where he wants to be
Sophomore quarterback will try to realize goal, lead No. 1 EMCC to national championship
BY SCOTT WALTERS complete an undefeated regular championships. That is apparent season. He started both Mississip- when you get around him. When
pi Association of Community and you get around the other players,
SCOOBA — Sophomore Junior Colleges (MACJC) playoff too. It’s a championship mind-set.
quarterback Messiah deWeaver games. In the second playoff game No. 1 is the only acceptable end-
joined the East Mississippi Com- — a 19-14 win at Jones College — ing here. It’s great being in that
munity College football program to deWeaver gave way to TyQuan Ul- environment every day. My job as
win a national championship. mer, who threw two touchdowns quarterback is to get the best out of
He is one step away from that and sparked a late rally. everyone.”
“Messiah is just a great athlete While the plans have not gone
deWeaver is ex-
and a great leader,” EMCC coach as first drawn up, Stephens has en-
pected to start at 7
Buddy Stephens said. “He has han- tered the stretch run of the season
p.m. Thursday when
dled every situation placed before in a familiar position.
No. 1 EMCC (11-0)
takes on No. 2 Gar-
him. He has handled any adversity The 6-foot-5, 230-pound deWeav- Sudoku YESTERDAY’S ANSWER
den City C.C. (Kan-
with grace. During the course of
a football season, you are going to
er is more of a pocket passer, while
the 6-foot-1, 180-pound Ulmer is
Sudoku is a number-
2 9 7 6 5 1 8 4 3
sas) (10-0) in the Na- placing puzzle
Sudoku based on
is a number-
have a bunch of different guys step more of a running threat and is 6 1 3 8 4 7 5 2 9
tional Junior College a 9x9 grid
placing with based
puzzle severalon

2018 Conceptis Puzzles, Dist. by King Features Syndicate, Inc.
up. The challenge is to keep work- used as a “change of pace” and in agiven
9x9 grid with several
deWeaver Athletic Association numbers. The object 5 8 4 9 3 2 7 1 6
(NJCAA) national ing hard for your moment.” “short-yardage” situations. given numbers.
is to place The object
the numbers
deWeaver has completed 69.2 deWeaver has his best game of is
3 4 5 7 1 6 9 8 2
championship at Carnie Hill Stadi- 1 to place
to 9 in thethe numbers
empty spaces
percent of his passes for 1,639 the season in a 31-7 victory against 1sotothat
9 ineach
the empty spaces
row, each 1 2 6 3 8 9 4 5 7
um in Pittsburg, Kansas. The game
yards. He has 10 touchdown and Copiah-Lincoln C.C. to start the so that each
column row, each
and each 3x3 box 8 7 9 4 2 5 6 3 1
will be shown nationally on the CBS column
Sports Network. It can be heard lo- four interceptions. playoffs. In that win, he was 28-for- containsand theeach
same3x3 box
number 4 6 2 1 7 8 3 9 5
contains the same number
cally on WFCA-FM (107.9). “The thing with Messiah is he is 34 for 275 yards and a touchdown. only once. The difficulty
7 3 1 5 9 4 2 6 8
only once. The difficulty
“It’s been a challenging season,” a perfectionist,” EMCC sophomore Both quarterbacks are bene- level increases from
level increases from
wide receiver Kalem Reddix said. fiting from the best offensive line Monday to Sunday. 9 5 8 2 6 3 1 7 4
deWeaver said. “You just have to Monday to Sunday. Difficulty Level 11/26

have faith in yourself and you have “We are blessed with three differ- play at the school since the 2014
to believe everything is going to ent quarterbacks who could pretty season. Both also enjoy having the
turn out for the best. With a great much start for any team in the state. program’s first 1,000-yard rusher
group of coaches and a great group At some places, there could be some since 2013 (Deon McIntosh) in the
of teammates, we are playing for confusion and the offense might be backfield. McIntosh has rushed for
the national championship. That’s out of sync. That’s not here. The 1,081 yards and 17 touchdowns.
exciting.” coaches are always going to put you “The mentality around here is
deWeaver had his sights set on in a position to succeed. We have a whatever it takes,” McIntosh said. “It
the national title since his first week great amount of confidence, regard- doesn’t mater who starters or who fin-
in Scooba in January. The path to less of who is at quarterback.” ishes. We are all in this to win games.
the title couldn’t be expected. deWeaver enrolled at Michigan The attitude of everybody on this
After starting the first two games State in January 2016. He redshirt- team is what has amazed me. That’s
of the season, deWeaver fell to the ed in 2016 and appeared in two why this has worked.”
backup role. Professional baseball games during the 2017 season. deWeaver knows the quarter-
prospect Vijay Miller returned to He was familiar with the EMCC backs who have won national cham-
the EMCC football program 24 program due to the “Last Chance pionships at EMCC. Current quar-
hours before kickoff of the season U” series on Netflix. After watch- terback coach Dontreal Pruitt is on
opener. Miller was a reserve quar- ing more replays of past games, that list.
terback for the 2016 EMCC squad. he realized Stephens’ up-tempo of- “Came here to win a champion-
Miller drew three-straight starts fense would be a good landing sport ship,” deWeaver said. “Not every
before a season-ending injury in the before re-launching his Division I day has been easy, but in the end,
opening series against East Central career. right where I wanted us to be.”
C.C. “When we first met, I could tell Follow Dispatch sports
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Georgia faces must-win vs. Alabama in SEC title game
By JOHN ZENOR for error with an Alabama nitely something we’ve igan, lost to Ohio State.
The Associated Press team that has won all 12 thought about.” The new rankings come
games by lopsided scores. It’s exactly what hap- out Tuesday night.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. A win Saturday would pened a year ago. Ala- Georgia has coasted
— The Alabama foot- make the Tide’s playoff bama received its fourth to five straight wins since
ball players have been invitation a no-brainer. A straight playoff bid de- losing to LSU behind
through the uncertainty. loss puts the team’s fate spite losing to Auburn in the SEC’s top rushing
They didn’t like it. into the selection commit- the Iron Bowl. Second in offense. Both teams are
The top-ranked Crim- tee’s hands once again. the division, first in the outscoring opponents by
son Tide advanced into Alabama would prefer nation. wide margins, 35 points a
the College Football Play- not waiting until Sunday If the Tide falls short game for Alabama and 26
offs after ending the 2017 again to learn its fate. again and still gets into for Georgia.
regular season with a “We know with the the playoffs after a clos- Still, Bulldogs quarter-
loss. This team’s résumé type of competition that ing defeat, that would back Jake Fromm knows
also might be impressive we play and the schedule leave champions of other that his team is in a must-
enough to survive a de- we play, if we win out we Power 5 leagues — not to win situation and Ala-
feat to No. 4 Georgia in control our own destiny,” mention unbeaten UCF — bama might not be.
Saturday’s Southeastern Tide left tackle Jonah Wil- feeling jilted again. No. 6 “Very interesting the
Conference champion- liams said Monday. “We Ohio State will face No. 20 way it kind of works out,” ACROSS
ship game in Atlanta, but never want to put our des- Northwestern in the Big Fromm said. “It’s nothing 1 Indiana player
the Tide (12-0, 8-0 SEC) tiny in the hands of some- Ten Conference and No. 5 that I can control, nothing 6 Looks upon
would prefer to go ahead body else. I think that on Oklahoma will play No. 11 that we can control. I just 11 Solitary
and lock it up this time. top of the challenges we Texas for the Big 12 Con- think we can only control 12 Mumbai’s nation
It’s almost certainly a have just playing high ference title. what we can control. Go 13 Like some stoves
must-win for the Bulldogs quality teams week in and The Bulldogs’ scenario in, play a football game, 15 Court divider
(11-1, 7-1), who parlayed week out, we also kind is more straightforward, and try to win every game 16 Picnic invader
last year’s SEC title into of have that (situation) and also more precarious, you’re in.” 17 Brit’s brew
a playoff trip before ulti- where there’s not any than Alabama’s. Plus, it’s still the SEC 18 Brit’s brew
mately losing to the Tide room to slip up, because They were fifth in last championship. It’s not the 20 Not obtuse
in the national champion- then it’s not in our hands week’s playoff rankings ultimate prize for either of 23 Mistake
ship game. There’s less anymore. but the team ranked one these teams but it’s still a 27 Do some mod-
clarity but more margin “So I think that’s defi- spot ahead of them, Mich- big one. eling

MSU men
28 Corn Belt state
29 Fine-tune
31 Boxer Liston
Continued from Page 1B 32 Holds onto
34 The works 5 Money-back offer 26 Sunbeam
lead from five to 12 without a made Peters said. “Coach kept telling rebounds) in the first half. 37 Letter after
3-pointer in 90 seconds. me to take better shots. If I get Nick Weatherspoon (17 points), 6 Moral excellence 30 Stovetop item
sigma 7 Roadhouse 31 Brief bursts
The patience MSU displayed good looks, he believes I’m a better Quinndary Weatherspoon (14), and 38 Soccer’s Hamm
applied best to Lamar Peters. In shooter and I’ll knock them down. 8 Fix text 33 Water, in France
Tyson Carter (10) also scored in 41 Lathe’s use 9 Carafe contents 34 Saddler’s tools
two games last week in Las Vegas, “I just want to keep it going by double figures. 44 From the area 10 Long account 35 Pirate’s take
Peters was 3-for-12 from 3-point taking smart shots, sharing the 45 Rich cake 14 First número 36 Nuts
MSU will go on the road to
range, but he was 5-for-8 against ball, and playing the right basket- 46 Sculpting 18 T-bone, e.g. 38 Painter Joan
Alcorn State and had a season-high ball.” face Dayton at 6 p.m. Friday (CBS medium
Sports Network). 19 Singing groups 39 A fan of
17 points. Peters also had seven of his 47 Got to one’s feet 20 Fitting 40 Senior
“By staying in the gym, never team’s 24 assists on 33 field goals. Follow Dispatch sports writer 21 Milk source 42 Dapper guy
losing confidence, believing in my He had assists on two dunks by Reg- Brett Hudson on Twitter @Brett_ DOWN 22 Take advantage 43 Negating word
technique, keeping the same form,” gie Perry (career-high 16 points, 11 Hudson 1 Lowly chessman of
2 Lotion additive

24 Director Howard
3 Old codger 25 Hold title to
4 Conclude
Continued from Page 1B
a brutal season. fense (12 points per game a product of hard work, breakup, and a quarter-
“That’s the one thing allowed), touchdowns attention to detail, and back hurry against the
that’s impressed me. allowed (12), yards per selflessness. Bob is as Rebels. He ended his sea-
Whether I’ve been at Ten- play allowed (4.14), and outstanding a person as son with 14 1/2 tackles for
nessee, Penn State, or red zone defense (25 per- he is a coach. He is as de- a loss, fourth in the SEC.
Vanderbilt, at this time of cent touchdown rate al- serving as any coach for
The Conerly Trophy is
year you can see body lan- lowed). MSU is also first the Broyles Award, and
guage, you can see things in the SEC in third down we are glad he is a part of given to the state’s best
that look like a team that’s defense (27.71 conversion the Bulldog family.” player. Ten players, one at
mentally and physically rate allowed) and tackles Jenkins earned his each of the football-play-
tired. I don’t feel that way for a loss (96). honors a week after ing four-year colleges in
about this group,” Shoop Shoop is the first MSU earning the Kent Hull the state, were selected.
said two weeks ago. assistant to be a finalist Trophy, which is given to Fan votes are combined
“They come to practice, for the award since defen- the state’s best offensive with media member votes
they come to meetings sive coordinator Joe Lee lineman. He didn’t allow a from around the state to
spirited. I think they’re Dunn in 1999. sack or a pressure against select the winner.
very confident. They feel “I am proud of Bob, Ole Miss.
The announcement of
like they’re one of the our staff, and our players This is the third time
best defenses in college for finishing the regular Simmons has earned the the winner will be made
football and they want to season as the nation’s No. honor, and the first this Tuesday in Jackson.
prove it every single day.” 1 scoring defense,” MSU season. He had four tack- Follow Dispatch sports
Shoop’s Bulldogs lead coach Joe Moorhead said les, two for a loss, a sack, writer Brett Hudson on WHATZIT ANSWER
the nation in scoring de- in a statement. “That is a forced fumble, a pass Twitter @Brett_Hudson Log cabin
The Dispatch • Tuesday, November 27, 2018 5B

Title Prep Players
Continued from Page 1B Continued from Page 1B
West Jones averages 29.1 ppg. The Mus- For their accomplishments, the mem- In three postseason games, West Point “We are always talking and looking out
tangs stress balance, as evidenced by their bers of the West Point High offensive line has rushed for 1,145 yards. The offensive for each other on the field,” Smith said. “We
ability to throw for 147.4 yards per game share The Dispatch’s Prep Player of the line has helped the Green Wave rush for are all leaders. We can follow each other be-
passing and to run for 132.7 yards per game. Week. 3,854 yards (2,709 yards during the regular cause we have confidence in one another to
Quarterback Alan Follis, running back Jas- The victory gives Smith and linemates season) in 14 games. The unit has contrib- make the right decisions.”
per Jones, and receiver Jalen Graham lead Ezekiel Head, Nehemiah Walker, Jonquez uted to six 200-plus yard games, two 300-
West Point will make its 12th state
the way. Roby, Daveion Reives, TJ Anderson, and plus yard games, and three 400-plus yard
championship appearance against West
“We got to control the line of scrimmage or Sema’J Harris one more chance to make games. As a while, the offense is averaging
their mark. West Point (13-1) will take on 275 yards rushing per game. Jones (12-2). The Mustangs boast Alabama
else it will be a long night,” Pierson said. “Of- commit Byron Young at strong-side defen-
fensively, we got to stay ahead of the chains West Jones at 7 p.m. Saturday at Southern “In November, when you have the
Mississippi’s M.M. Roberts Stadium in chance for rain or sloppy field conditions, sive tackle. Young, who is 6-foot-4 and 285
and control the ball some, but against them
Hattiesburg to try to win its third-straight the offensive line plays a critical part in pounds, is a member of The Clarion-Led-
is a tall order.”
state championship. your offensive game plan,” West Point of- ger’s Dandy Dozen, which is awarded in
The Green Wave average 34.9 ppg. Their
“We have an offensive line that can fensive line coach Casey Welch said. “We the preseason to the state’s top players.
running game averages 275.3 yards per game
roll you off the football,” West Point coach take a lot of pride in our offensive line play. Facing Young will be a fitting test for the
and is led by Brandon Harris, Kameron Mar- Chris Chambless said. “The guys on the Whether it’s pass protection or run block-
tin, and Jimothy Mays. Quarterback Jake offensive line to pass if it wants to help West
offensive line come to battle every day and ing schemes, our guys are plugged into the Point earn the program’s second three-
Chambless controls the offense. take a lot of pride in their craft.” methods. I am proud of this group.”
“The kids are really passionate about giv- peat and 10th championship. A win would
Smith said the offensive line’s ability West Point is known for its bruising run-
ing back to the community and playing with a help West Point join South Panola (11 titles)
to dominate starts every week in practice. ning attack in an era of spread offenses and
lot of pride,” coach Chambless said. “In West as the one schools to win 10 or more state
Last week, the rain that soaked the fields high-flying action. Though some might see
Point, there is always community pressure, made the challenge a little different. the Green Wave’s offense as 3 yards and a titles in football.
and our kids realize that and feed off that. “We pushed (the blocking) sled in the cloud of dust at times, the offensive line has “We just know he’s the guy we’re going
We’re going to do what we do run the ball, mud. We practiced in the mud,” Smith said. proven the basics will take care of business. to have block during the game,” Smith
move the chains, and play good defense, and “We like playing in the mud, and I know it It all comes down to brotherhood and com- said. “We’re going to work hard in practice
everything else will play itself out.” was an advantage for us on Friday night.” munication between the players. to prepare for any possibility.”

Comics & Puzzles
Dear Abby
DEAR ABBY: like you, or if your bride have had a happy
I was married she did, that you marriage for 30 years, I’m
for 19 years and didn’t elabo- guessing that on your special
have three adult rate. Under the day, she was thinking about
daughters from circumstances, how lucky the two of you are
that marriage. I your reaction to have had three blessed
remarried eight is understand- decades together. If she had
years ago to able, so stay anything to hide, she wouldn’t
a woman who home and enjoy have mentioned the souvenir.
has two adult yourself while I’m guessing she brought it
children. My your wife visits up because she didn’t want to
relationship with them. If you do, I forget she had agreed to bring
ZITS them is not good,
in spite of my
suspect you will
all be happier.
something and come home
efforts to engage DEAR ABBY: DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend
them in basic My wife and I just of 12 years worries me. He’s
conversation. She celebrated our a man who wants life to be
told me recently
Dear Abby 30th wedding like he wants it to be, not like
that neither one anniversary and it is. He thinks everyone owes
of them likes me. In fact, she went away for a long weekend. him a discount on whatever
has suggested I just say hello Late in the second day, my he’s buying. He can talk for
and goodbye and leave it at wife said, “Don’t get mad at what seems like a month, and
that. me, but a guy who works for while he never really lies, he
I’m not sure what I am me asked me to bring him a never exactly tells the truth.
supposed to do with this in- souvenir.” Then she told me This puts a huge strain on our
formation. I don’t think at this she didn’t want to get me relationship.
point in my life (age 66) I’m involved. I love him, but I don’t trust
GARFIELD interested in changing myself
to coax anybody to like me. I’m
My question is, why
wouldn’t she mention it at the
him. I have caught him in
many discrepancies. When
irritated with my wife for telling start of the trip and instead confronted, he sometimes will
me her kids don’t like me. If bring it up two days into our own up to them. What should
any of my daughters said, “I getaway? It makes me feel I do? -- NERVOUS IN NORTH
don’t like your wife,” I wouldn’t like she was thinking of him on CAROLINA
mention it to her because I our anniversary. Am I reading DEAR NERVOUS: I think in
know she wouldn’t want to too much into this, or should your heart you already know
go with me to visit them. My I be concerned? By the way, what you should do. If you
desire to visit either of her I wouldn’t think of another can’t trust someone, there is
kids is now nonexistent. Your woman -- co-worker or not -- no basis for a meaningful rela-
thoughts? -- UNLIKED IN OHIO during a getaway with my wife. tionship. I wish you had written
DEAR UNLIKED: I think it is -- UNSURE IN THE WEST me about this 11 1/2 years
interesting that your wife didn’t DEAR UNSURE: Please ago, when ending the romance
tell you WHY her children don’t stop worrying. If you and would have been less painful.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Nov. can make now is to sit tight and be shy ones who aren’t sure if
27). This solar return, you ride learn all you can. it’s worth the trouble to stand
in on a bubble of freedom and TAURUS (April 20-May 20). and be counted. You’ve felt like
then bounce along for months In nature, the bull goes with that in the past, which is why
working your advantages. The the herd; it suits the bull and it you’ll be a most encouraging
hard work begins in February. suits the herd. But if it doesn’t presence.
But don’t worry; this will actually suit the bull, the bull leaves. Be LEO (July 23-Aug. 22).
be your favorite part of the year. the same. Only stick with the There are some decisions you’ll
You’ll see what you’re made herd if it is what’s in your heart. make that you’ll never really
of and be ionically bonded to GEMINI (May 21-June 21). know the consequences of.
colleagues in the process. Cap- There you go again, moving That’s why today it will be most
ricorn and Cancer adore you. forward as if unafraid. What the satisfying to get evidence that a
BABY BLUES Your lucky numbers are: 9, 33, onlookers don’t know is your choice you made long ago was
31, 29 and 16. internal dialogue and how you the right one.
ARIES (March 21-April quiver inside your boots. And VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22).
19). When people mean well that’s what makes you truly Bringing people together will be
but don’t make the impact they brave. You feel the fear and do your specialty today, though you
hope to, it’s usually a function it anyway. may not be consciously aware
of misreading the situation or CANCER (June 22-July 22). that it’s what you’re doing. Your
simply not knowing enough Public speaking is easier for inclusiveness starts a ripple of
about it. The best move you some than others. There will happy effects.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23).
What you see is not only what
you get; it’s what you’ll keep
getting. So if you don’t like it,
make a quick change. It will
be way easier to set things on
BEETLE BAILEY track in the early stages of an
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov.
21). The best ones to spend
time with today will fall into one
of two categories. Either they
are people you’re sure to have
fun with, or they are people who
genuinely need you.
21). For some, loneliness is
a palpable problem, an actual
chill that your fire sign energy
can thaw with the stretch of
a smile. Don’t underestimate
MALLARD FILLMORE the good a little warmth and
kindness can do.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan.
19). They’re better because of
you, and this much they’ll tell
you. Nothing could be more
soul-fortifying than knowing
you improved the lives of those
closest to you.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb.
18). People make mistakes, but
people are not their mistakes.
For learning purposes, separate
the person from the deed.
Examine each factor separate-
FAMILY CIRCUS ly and then reassemble and
PISCES (Feb. 19-March
20). Before you leave the
house, or go into any dealings at
all, consciously set an expecta-
tion for what’s to come. In doing
so, you’ll take a more assertive,
conscious role and get clearer
outcomes as a result.

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ing a fair housing study County, Mississippi, pri- west Quarter of the office of the Chancery SERVICE, LLC
known as the Analysis or to the posting and Northeast Quarter a dis- Clerk of Lowndes Tree trimming and re- FULL SIZE mattress set, Stove & refrigerator. dream job in
moval. Fully insured. $335-$600 Monthly.
of Impediments to Fair first publication of the tance of 270.0 feet to County, Mississippi; new, still in plastic. the classifieds!
Housing Choice (AI). Substituted Trustee’s the initial point of this and Free estimates. $250. Cash Only! 662- Credit check & deposit.
This study is required by Notice of Sale; and description, and con- Call Curt 662-418-0889 570-4341. Leave msg. Coleman Realty,
taining 14.7 acres, SUBJECT, ALSO, to the or 662-549-2902 662-329-2323.
the U.S. Department of
Housing and Urban De- WHEREAS, by Order of more or less. reservation or ease- “A cut above the rest” HOVERROUND CHAIR,
velopment (HUD) as a the United States Bank- ments for utility and needs battery. New.
condition for receiving
federal housing and
ruptcy Court entered on
May 24, 2018, in the
THEREFROM the follow-
drainage installation as Good Things To Eat 2150
set forth in said restrict-
$300, Cash Only.
community develop- United States Bank- ing tracts or parcels of ive covenants and as RENTALS
ment funds. This study ruptcy Court for the land: (1) That certain shown by said recorded
Northern District of Mis- deed dated November plat. welder. New. $1200 Rooms For Rent 7450
is intended to identify
barriers to fair housing sissippi under Case No. 4, 1996, and recorded firm. CASH ONLY. 1 BEDROOM
choice and propose re- 17-14400-JDW, the in Deed Book 1072 at TRACT 2: Text, 662-386-2915. 2 BEDROOMS Room - $120/wk.
automatic stay provi- Page 245; and (2) That Beginning at the South-
commendations to ad-
dress those barriers. sions of the United certain deed dated east corner of Lot 22 of Sporting Goods 4720 3 BEDROOMS Large Room (priv entr) -
States Bankruptcy Code November 22, 1996, Myers Estates, a resid- $150/wk. All furnished
ED SANDERS Gunsmith LEASE, w/ furn, appl, utils &

© The Dispatch
The AI is being done as were lifted in order to al- and recorded in Deed ential community in
Book 1072 at Page Lowndes County, Mis- Open for season! 9-5, cable. 662-295-4701.
part of a statewide col- low the foreclosure sale
laboration that includes of the property de- 763. sissippi, as shown by Tues-Fri & 9-12, Sat. DEPOSIT
Over 50 years experi- Houses For Sale: Northside
the Mississippi Home scribed herein; and plat thereof recorded in
ence! Repairs, cleaning, AND 8150
Corporation, Missis- ALSO LESS AND EX- Plat Book 3 Page 61 in
sippi Development Au- WHEREAS, default hav- CEPT THEREFROM a the office of the Chan- refinishing, scopes CREDIT CHECK
thority, 50 local and re- ing been made in the tract or parcel of land ly- cery Clerk of said county mounted & zeroed, 2622 CANTERBURY-
terms and conditions of ing and located in the (said corner being in the handmade knives. Quiet settled neighbor-
gional Public Housing
Authorities and the cit- said deeds of trust and Southwest Quarter of centerline of a ditch) as Located: Hwy 45 Alt,
North of West Point,
662-329-2323 hood just minutes from
everything. 3 beds/2
ies of Biloxi, Gulfport, the entire debt secured the Northeast Quarter of the POINT OF BEGIN-
Hattiesburg, Jackson, thereby having been de- Section 19, Township NING; thence North 44 turn right on Yokahama baths, many updates.
Moss Point, and Pasca- clared to be due and 17 South, Range 17 degrees 47 minutes Blvd, 8mi & turn left on 2411 HWY 45 N Very spacious on
goula. payable in accordance West, Lowndes County, East along the East side Darracott Rd, will see grounds to be envied.
with the terms thereof, Mississippi, and more of said lot for 79.7 feet; sign, 2.5mi ahead shop COLUMBUS, MS Minutes from hospital.
The purpose of the AI is the Citizens National particularly described as thence South 59 de- on left. 662-494-6218. REDUCED to $135,000.
to identify and evaluate Bank of Meridian as the follows: grees 38 minutes East Call Long & Long @
legal holder of said in- for 34.6 feet; thence Horses / Cattle / Livestock Commercial Property For 662-328-0770, 662-
potential obstacles or
impediments to a per- debtedness, has re- Commencing at a found South 29 degrees 03 5200 Rent 7100 574-3903.
son's ability to choose quested the under- concrete marker loc- minutes East along the
their residence free signed Substituted ated on the Northeast South side of a public 1 EACH: Reg Black An- COMMERCIAL PROPER- Lots & Acreage 8600
from discrimination, and Trustee to execute the corner of the Southw- road known as Sanders gus Bull & Small Bull TIES/Retail/Office
Spaces starting @ 2.28 +/- Acre Lot.
to recommend actions trust and sell the prop- est Quarter of the North- Lane (as built) (20 feet (800lb). 149 Tanyia Lane. Off of
that address such im- erty described herein in east Quarter of Section from centerline) for 2 EACH: Cows will calve $285/mo. Downtown &
PEEPLES PECANS East Columbus loca- Lake Lowndes Road.
pediments. The AI accordance with the 19, Township 17 South, 67.8 feet; thence South 754 Pecan Drive in March. $2,900 for Has asphalt drive &
provides: 1) an over- terms of said Deeds of Range 17 West, 44 degrees 56 minutes all. 662-251-5738. tions. 662-435-4188.
Starkville, MS parking, 1200 ft. shop
view of laws, regula- Trust with the sales pro- Lowndes County, Mis- East along said South Custom cracking, w/ living area, septic
tions, and administrat- ceeds to be applied to sissippi; thence South side of road for 57 feet; shelling, & blowing your Business Opportunity 6050 OFFICE SPACE: 2,000 tank & water meter. No
ive policies and proced- said indebtedness and 44 degrees 02 minutes thence South 39 de- pecans. We also sell square feet. 294 trailers. $45,000. Call
ures; 2) an assess- all expenses incurred as 58 seconds West for grees 49 minutes West shelled, halved, & HISTORIC DOWNTOWN Chubby Dr. Flexible leas- 662-574-0345.
ment of how those laws a result of said default; 1,129.40 feet to an iron for 30 feet to the pieces! 662-574-1660. Columbus: 411 Main ing terms. Available
affect the location, and pin; thence run South centerline of a ditch; St. Office, Retail, Res- now. 662-328-8254. 3.5 Acre Lot. 3 estab-
availability, and access- NOW, THEREFORE, the 01 degree 17 minutes thence North 59 de- taurant Space available. lished trailer lots. Play-
ibility of housing; and 3) undersigned Substi- 47 seconds West for grees 10 minutes West General Help Wanted 3200 Call 423-333-1124.
250 feet to an iron pin; along said centerline for HISTORIC DOWNTOWN ground. Located on
an assessment of con- tuted Trustee will on the Accountant Position - Columbus Office, Retail, Morgan Lane. Off of
ditions, both public and 28th day of November, thence run South 01 de- 163 feet to the point of Apts For Rent: Northside 7010 Restaurant Space avail- Harris Road. Caledonia
2018, offer for sale at gree 17 minutes 47 beginning, containing Columbus
private, affecting fair Responsibilities include able. Call 662-328- Schools. $25,000.
housing choice. public outcry to the seconds West for 30 0.2 acres, more or less, FOX RUN COMPANY LLC 8655 or 662-574-7879. 662-574-0345.
highest bidder for cash feet to an iron pin; and lying in the North- A/R, A/P, Payroll, Sales
Tax, Journal Entries, Re- 1 & 2 BR near hospital.
Please plan to attend and will sell within legal thence run North 88 de- east Quarter of the conciliations, Month/ $595-645/mo. Military FALL SPECIAL
this Fair Housing meet- hours (being between grees 46 minutes 07 Southeast Quarter of discount offered, pet Houses For Rent: Northside 1.95 acre lots.
Year end Closing for
ing as citizen participa- the hours of 11:00 a.m. seconds West for Section 8, Township 16 multiple companies. At- area, pet friendly, and 7110 Good/bad credit.
tion is the best way to and 4:00 p.m.) at the 294.80 feet to an iron South, Range 17 West, tention to detail and ac- furnished corporate 10% down, as low as
help identify affordable Easternmost front door pin and also being the Lowndes County, Mis- curacy are required. apartments available. 3BR/2BA. Fresh paint, $299/mo. Eaton Land.
housing needs that help of the Lowndes County point of beginning; sissippi. Send resumes to ON SITE SECURITY. new carpet, ch/a, 662-361-7711
shape housing for our Courthouse in Colum- thence run North 33 de- jobs@ ON SITE MAINTENANCE. fenced yard & appl furn.
community. bus, Mississippi, the grees 11 minutes 19 I will convey only such ON SITE MANAGEMENT. 662-251-9696. LOWNDES COUNTY 45
following described seconds West for 36.37 title as vested in me as 24-HOUR CAMERA acres on Sobley & Dav-
The meeting is sched- property located in feet to an iron pin; Substituted Trustee. CONTRACTOR SEEKING SURVEILLANCE. Houses For Rent: New Hope is Rd. Excellent hunting.
uled for DECEMBER 12, Lowndes County, Mis- thence run North 33 de- experienced carpenter Benji @ 662-386-4446 1 mile west of Hwy. 69.
2018 5:30 PM AT THE sissippi, to-wit: grees 11 minutes 19 Jauregui & Lindsey, LLC 7130 Small creek runs thru
with lots of experience. Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm.
COLUMBUS MUNICIPAL seconds West for Substituted Trustee Please call: Sat/Sun by appt only. property. $1375 per
A tract or parcel of land 445.66 feet to an iron GREAT LOCATION to
COMPLEX OF THE PO- 662-570-9464 for info. school, clean, 2BR/ acre. 205-799-9846 or
LICE DEPARTMENT- lying and located in the pin; thence run North Jauregui & Lindsey, LLC 1, 2, 3 BEDROOM apart- 1BA, a/c, gas heat, w/d 205-695-2248.
1501 Main Street Southwest Quarter of 85 degrees 13 minutes 244 Inverness Center THE COMMERCIAL Dis- ments & townhouses. hook up. No pets, no
Columbus, MS 39701 the Northeast Quarter of 47 seconds West for Dr patch is seeking a Call for more info. HUD. 662-327-2798. Autos For Sale 9150
Section 19, Township 59.26 feet to an iron Ste 200 mechanically-minded in- 662-328-8254.
17 South Range 17 pin; thence run South Birmingham, AL 35242 Lv msg after 3rd ring, 1994 GMC JIMMY,
Also, please take our dividual to work in its available for showing.
survey on Fair Housing West, Lowndes County, 00 degrees 05 minutes (205) 970-2233 pressroom. Applicants STUDIO APT for rent. 4WD, power windows,
in your community. Mississippi, and more 52 seconds East for must be comfortable Newly remodeled. mud tires, everything
https://www.research.n particularly described as 401.40 feet to an iron Publication dates: working around heavy $400/mth rent & dep Houses For Rent: South 7140 works! $1150. 662-25-
et/r/2018MSFairHous- follows: pin; thence run South November 20, 2018, machinery, adhering to req. Convenient to town 5738.
ingSurvey 88 degrees 46 minutes November 27, 2018, tight deadlines and & CAFB. No hud. No 2BR/2BA, 2300 sqft,
Beginning at the North- 07 seconds East for December 4, 2018, must have an eye for pets. 662-328-2340. very nice w/ 2 car gar- 2002 VOLVO S80 T6, 4
For more information east corner of said 322.30 feet to an iron December 11, 2018 detail & quality. Flexible age, lg back yard. Pets door sedan. Good condi-
please contact: Debra Southwest Quarter of pin and also being the need approval. $1,050 tion, Michelin radials.
hours are a must. Email Apts For Rent: South 7040
Taylor-328-4236 or Bri- the Northeast Quarter of point of beginning, con- resume to per mo + dep. 662-574- $3950. CASH ONLY!
an Power at 327-4121 Section 19, Township taining 1.74 acres lying Building & Remodeling 1120 DOWNTOWN 1BR - This 7879 or 662-328-8655. 662-889-8914.
17 South, Range 17 in the Southwest HOME REPAIRS & CON- or drop resumes off at large 1 bedroom apart- 2013 LEXUS GX460.
PUBLISH: 11/23 & West, Lowndes County, Quarter of the North- STRUCTION WORK 516 Main St, ment has been recently Houses For Rent: Starkville 55,700 mi. Exc cond.
11/27/2018 Mississippi (a concrete east Quarter of Section Columbus, MS 39701. renovated. It features
marker); thence North 19, Township 17 South,
WANTED. Carpentry, 7170 Black exterior, tan interi-
small concrete jobs, No phone calls please. great natural light, hard- or. Sun roof, heated
IN THE CHANCERY 87 degrees 26 minutes Range 17 West, electrical, plumbing, wood floors, tall ceil- 2BR/1BA house w/ 2 leather seats. New tires
COURT OF LOWNDES West along the North Lowndes County, Mis- roof repairs, pressure FULL TIME EMPLOYEE ings and access to a acres in county. 3 miles & brakes. $29,900.
COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI line of said Southwest sissippi. washing and mobile NEEDED. SOME MECH- shared laundry room. from Strk, 5 miles from 662-574-1697.
Quarter of the North- home roof coating and ANICAL KNOWLEDGE, $750 rent and $750 de- MSU South Entrance,
IN THE MATTER OF THE east Quarter a distance Title to the property is underpinning. No job LIFTING & DELIVERY OF posit. Utilities included. W/D, carport. SMALL Campers & RVs 9300
ESTATE OF JEAN C. of 420 feet; thence believed to be good, but too small. 549-7031. EQUIPMENT. APPLY IN No pets please. Call dogs ok w/ deposit.
BLAKE DECEASED South a distance of I will sell only such title PERSON AT HANDY- Peter, 662-574-1561. Great for grad student TOMBIGBEE RV Park,
10.0 feet to an iron pin as is vested in me as MAN RENTALS, INC. ON or professor. Non- located on Wilkins Wise
CAUSE NO.2018-0228- at the Northeast corner Substituted SUGGS CONSTRUCTION HWY. 82 WEST, STARK- Apts For Rent: West 7050 smoking. $700/mo. Rd & Waverly Rd. Full
B of Lot 7 of Military Trustee.DATED this the Building, remodeling, VILLE. Utilities not included. Hookups available.
Chapel Subdivision (as 2nd day of November, metal roofing, painting Noweta's Green Thumb FOR LEASE: 2BR/1BA, 662-617-5601. $300/mo. 662-328-
PHILLIP BLAKE AND recorded in Plat Book 4 2018. & all home repairs. is accepting applica- Prairie Waters, 8655 or 662-574-7879.
BONNIE BLAKE PETI- at Page 52, on file in 662-242-3471 tions for 2 positions: $700/mo, $700 dep.
TIONERS the Chancery Clerk’s Of-
fice, Lowndes County,
/s/ Aubrey E. Nichols
delivery personnel & Call 662-328-5556. Houses For Rent: Other 7180 Five Questions:
general help. Driver

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Mississippi); thence Substituted Trustee Tom Hatcher, LLC 1 ROOM/1BA, Utilities
must know the area & Included. $450/mo.
North 87 degrees 26 Custom Construction, have good driving his-
1 Guggen-
Letters of Administra- minutes West along the Publish: November 6, Restoration, Remodel- One person only. Refs
tory. Apply in person @ req. Contact/leave a
tion having been gran- North line of said Milit- 13, 20, and 27, 2018 ing, Repair, Insurance 1325 Main St.
ted and issued to the ary Chapel Subdivision claims. 662-364-1769. message for more info:
M-F, 3-5 & SAT, 9-1.
undersigned upon the and parallel to the North SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S
Licensed & Bonded No phone calls. Apartments 662-328-8655.
Estate of Jean C. Blake, line of said Southwest
deceased, by the Chan- Quarter of the North- URE SALE
General Services 1360 Computer Equipment 4390
cery Court of Lowndes
County, Mississippi on
east Quarter a distance
of 450 feet to an iron WHEREAS, on Novem-
1 Bedrooms 1BR/1BA, all appl. incl.
Water, trash, lawn incl.
2 Beavis and
2 Bedroooms
the 31st day of October, pin at the Northwest ber 6, 2006, Samuel in lease. Near Stark-
SONS Core Duo computer.
Lance Luckey and
2018. This is to give no- corner of Lot 8 of said
tice to all persons hav- Military Chapel Subdivi- Tammy Luckey ex-
$25 per hour
Chords, Scales, Modes
Built-in monitor. 2GB 3 Bedrooms ville, Columbus & West
Point. No pets.
ecuted a certain deed of RAM, Keyboard, mouse,
ing claims against said sion; thence South
trust to Vinh Pham,
& more! Call Jimbo @ printer incl. Great cond. Furnished & $500/mo. $400 dep.
3 Gates
estate to probate and along the West line of 662-364-1687 $325. 205-246-8704. App/refs/lease req.
register same with the Military Chapel Subdivi-
sion (a plat thereof re-
Trustee for the use and
benefit of Mortgage
If no answer leave Unfurnished 662-242-2923.
Chancery Clerk of voicemail or text. Farm Equipment & Supplies
Lowndes County, Mis- corded in Plat Book 4 at Electronic Registration
Systems, Inc. acting 4420 1, 2, & 3 Baths Mobile Homes for Rent 7250
4 Damien
sissippi within 90 days Page 52, on file in the
from the date of the Chancery Clerk’s Office, solely as nominee for NEED A Privacy Fence? Lease, Deposit
RENT A fully equipped
first publication of this Lowndes County, Mis- BNC Mortgage Inc, a Call JB@662-549-7167 2016 JOHN Deere
& Credit Check
notice. A failure to pro- sissippi), a distance of Delaware Corporation,
which deed of trust is of
Columbus Area Only! 5100E Tractor, 210
hours. $46,500.
camper w/utilities &
cable from $145/wk - Hirst
bate and register this 220.0 feet to the South-
record in the office of Also, 2016 15ft $535/month. Colum-
claim will forever bar the east corner of Dorlisa R. bus & County School
same. Shouse property (as re- the Chancery Clerk of RETAINER WALL, drive- Kubota Bush hog avail.

This the 9th day of
corded in Deed Book
888 at Page 84 on file
Lowndes, County, state
of Mississippi, in Book
way, foundation, con-
crete, masonry restora-
205-329-1790. locations. 662-242-
7653 or 601-940-1397. 5 “Toy Story”
2006, Page 31982; and tion, remodeling, base- WANTED TO BUY! Good Apts For Rent: Other 7080
November, 2018. in the Office of the
Chancery Clerk of ment foundation, re- used drawbar pulled roll- 1BR/1BA in Historic
PHILLIP BLAKE, EXECUT- Lowndes County, Mis- WHEREAS, Wells Fargo pairs, small dump truck a-bar type hay rake Downtown Columbus.
OR sissippi), and the initial Bank, National Associ- hauling (5-6 yd) load & (such as N/H 256) and $525/mo. No pets.
point of the property ation, as Trustee for demolition/lot cleaning. a good used Kuhn 662-328-8655.
BONNIE BLAKE, EX- herein described; Structured Asset Secur- Burr Masonry GMD600 (or equivalent)
ECUTOR thence continue South ities Corporation Mort- 662-242-0259. 6 disc mower. Also look- 1BR/1BA located in His-
along the West line of gage Pass-Through Cer- ing for a good cattle toric Downtown Colum-
OF COUNSEL: said Military Chapel tificates, Series 2007- trailer. 662-328-5248. bus, Open space, very
BC1, the current holder WORK WANTED:
Steven C. Wallace, PLLC Subdivision a distance Licensed & Bonded-car- nice. $650/mo. 662-
501 7th Street North, of 435.26 feet to the and/or assignee, sub- Firewood / Fuel 4450 328-8655.
stituted Jauregui & Lind- pentry, painting, & de-
Suite 2 Southwest corner of Lot molition. Landscaping,
Columbus, MS 39703 13 of said Military sey, LLC as Trustee by FIREWOOD FOR Sale. 1BR/1BA Loft in Histor-
instrument recorded in gutters cleaned, bush Various lengths.
(662) 244-6000 Chapel Subdivision; ic Downtown Columbus.
the Chancery Clerk’s Of- hogging, clean-up work, 662-295-2274
MSB 10763 thence South 87 de- 1,200 sqft. Available
fice on November 5, pressure washing, mov-
grees 26 minutes East 12/1. $700 per month
2018 in Book MORT ing help & furniture Furniture 4480
PUBLISH: 11/13, along the South line of 662-328-8655.
2018, Page 23508; and repair. 662-242-3608
11/20, & 11/27/2018 said Military Chapel
The following vehicles
Subdivision a distance
WHEREAS, Default hav- Lawn Care / Landscaping
sofas with dual re-
DOWNTOWN - 522 11th
Street North - Renov-
Even if you
of 354.6 feet to an iron
have been abandoned pin; thence South 02 ing been made in the
terms and conditions of
1470 cliners, new, burgundy,
oxblood. Barely used!
ated and ready soon;
now taking applications.
don’t get out much
at Cole's Wrecker Ser- degrees 34 minutes
vice, 1207 Gardner West a distance of said deed of trust and JESSE & BEVERLY'S Purchase price was
$2400. Will sell both for
2 beds, 1 bath, Central these days, you can
Blvd, Columbus, MS the entire debt secured H&A, Updated.
181.5 feet to the North-
east corner of the thereby having been de-
ing, cleanup, landscap- $1800 or $900/$1000 $450.00/$450.00. still “go shopping” in the
ing, sodding, & tree cut- sep. Serious inquires Must have good refer-
Classifieds. You can find
Danny Harrison prop- clared to be due and
2007 Hyundai erty (recorded in Book payable in accordance ting. 356-6525. only. H 662-798-4375 ences. Call Long &
exactly what you’ve
VIN# 784 at Page 54 on file with the terms of said or C 662-574-0369. Long, 662-328-0770.
KMHCN46C47U106375 in the Office of the deed of trust, Wells
Painting & Papering 1620 Apts For Rent: Other 7080
Auction will be held
Chancery Clerk of
Lowndes County, Mis-
Fargo Bank, National As-
sociation, as Trustee for been looking for.
November 28, 2018 @ sissippi); thence North Structured Asset Secur- SULLIVAN'S PAINT
ities Corporation Mort- SERVICE
9:00 am at Cole's 87 degrees 26 minutes
Wrecker Service, 1207 West along the North gage Pass-Through Cer- Certified in lead Find someone to mow the lawn
Gardner Blvd., Colum- line of said Harrison tificates, Series 2007-
BC1, the legal holder of
removal. Offering spe-
cial prices on interior & •
bus, MS 39702. property a distance of
262.5 feet to an iron said indebtedness, hav- exterior painting, pres- Find someone to clean the house
sure washing & sheet
PUBLISHED: 11/20 & pin; thence South 02 ing requested the under-
signed Substitute Trust- rock repairs. •
11/27/2018 degrees 34 minutes
West, along the West ee in said deed of trust, Free Estimates
Call 435-6528
Find that special recliner
STATE OF MISSISSIPPI line of said Harrison
will on December 18,
2018 offer for sale at

property, a distance of
250 feet to an iron pin public outcry and sell Plumbing 1680 Buy a computer system
on the North line of a within legal hours (be-
ing between the hours ACME, INC.

proposed 30 foot road;
thence South 02 de- of 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 Stan McCown Buy a used car
WHEREAS, heretofore
on the 1st day of
grees 34 minutes West
a distance of 30.0 feet
p.m.), at the main front
door of the County
Licensed Plumber
"We fix leaks." •
March, 2012, H. Ray to the South line of said Courthouse of Lowndes 662-386-2915 Buy that rare coin
for your collection
Livingston executed and proposed road; thence County in Columbus,
delivered unto Don O. North 87 degrees 26 Mississippi, to the
Rogers, III, Trustee, for minutes West parallel to highest and best bidder Stump Removal 1790 . . . and lots more

The CommerCial
the use and benefit of the North line of the for cash the following
the Citizens National Southwest Quarter of described property situ-
Bank of Meridian, a the Northeast Quarter of ated in Lowndes
deed of trust covering County, Mississippi, to

said Section 19, a dis-
the real estate herein- tance of 617.1 feet to wit:
after described, which an iron pin on an old
said deed of trust is fence line; thence TRACT 1:
fully recorded in Mort- Northerly, along an old Lot Number Twenty-Two
gage Book 2012 at (22) of Myers Estates, ALLSTUMP GRINDING
516 Main St.
fence line, a distance of
Page 4580 of the land 1,117.8 feet to an old Lowndes County, Mis- SERVICE
records of Lowndes sissippi, as shown by GET 'ER DONE!
Columbus, MS 39701
fence corner; thence
County, Mississippi; South 87 degrees 26 plat recorded in Plat We can grind all your
and minutes East, along an Book 3, page 61, in the stumps. Hard to reach
places, blown over
old fence line, and par- Chancery Clerk`s Office,
WHEREAS, the Citizens allel to the North line of Lowndes County, Mis- roots, hillsides, back-
National Bank of Meridi- said Southwest Quarter sissippi. yards, pastures. Free
an, being the present of the Northeast Quarter estimates. You find it,
owner and holder of the a distance of 283.9 feet
indebtedness secured to an iron pin on the
SUBJECT TO those re-
strictive covenants and
we'll grind it!
by the aforesaid deed of conditions contained in