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Town hall discussions focus on school funding
Rep. Smith calls funding funding for various programs.
When asked about funding, Smith sharp-

shortage claims ‘B.S.’ ly said the funding for education has actually
increased in past years.
“I went to the Legislature in 1992, and we
BY MARY POLLITZ
had $958 million that went to public educa-
mpollitz@cdispatch.com
tion,” Smith said. “(For 2019), the K-12 bud-
Mississippi Rep. Jeff get was approved at $2.5 (billion). Does that
Inside
Smith believes claims the n HOME BASE:
sound like it’s been cut? MDE and some of
the teacher units say the Legislature doesn’t
Legislature under-funds Mississippi Re-
fund education. B.S. That is not true. We do
public education are inac- publicans lean on
natural selection not fully fund MAEP (Mississippi Adequate
curate. Education Program), because there are oth-
when it comes to
Smith was one of four er parts of education.”
educating its chil-
legislators who took ques- dren. Page 4A About 50 people turned out for the town
tions Thursday night at hall, with an additional 50 watching on Face-
the education town hall, book live. CLCC posed specific questions to
hosted by The Columbus-Lowndes Chamber Legislators and area educators as part of the
Mary Pollitz/Dispatch Staff
LCSD Superintendent, left, speaks at the Education Town Hall organized by
of Commerce’s Education Committee at the event. the Columbus-Lowndes Chamber of Commerce Thursday night. CMSD Su-
Courtyard-Marriott in Columbus. Represen- Reps. Smith, Gary Chism, Cheikh Tay- perintendent Cherie Labat, LCSD Board President Brian Clark, CMSD Board
tatives held conversations about educational lor and Sen. Angela Turner-Ford answered President Jason Spears and Heritage Academy Headmaster Greg Carlyle all
concerns in the state, which included school See Town hall, 6A attended and discussed education reform for the state.

Heritage
CPD adds explosive-detecting dog to force students pen
1,725 cards
to soldiers
Effort was part
of larger goal
of thanking the military
with 100,000 cards
BY MARY POLLITZ
mpollitz@cdispatch.com

Last year, seventh
grader Shannon
McElhinney’s par-
ents received a letter
in the mail from one
of her classmates.
McE l h i n ney ’s
father, a squadron
commander at Co- Davis
lumbus Air Force Base, got the
letter during Heritage Academy’s
Chris Jenkins/Special to The Dispatch Veteran’s Day project, where stu-
New canine handler Cpl. Roman Sones pats Black, the Columbus Police Department’s newest canine officer. dents wrote thank you cards to lo-
Black is a 5-year-old German shepherd brought from Afghanistan to join CPD’s force. He and Sones met last week cal military men and women. This
and began training this week. year, through a national program,
McElhinney paid that kindness for-

Canine officer comes from Afghanistan, where ward as one of the Heritage Acade-
my students who wrote more than
1,700 more thank you cards for

he located bombs in baggage and vehicles
members of the military.
When seventh and eighth grade
English teacher Carla Davis heard
about the 100,000 Thank Yous
By ISABELLE ALTMAN on the radio, she wanted her stu-
ialtman@cdispatch.com Dog trainer dents to help that mission. 100,000
Richard Dye

T
Thank Yous is an annual goal by the
he first time Columbus police officer Cpl. walks Black, Ty, Chuck and Kelly Show, a radio
Roman Sones rode in the car with his new Columbus Police program based in Nashville, Ten-
partner, the partner stuck his head out Department’s
new explosive-de-
nessee. The radio show hoped to
from the back seat and licked Sones on the back receive 100,000 thank you cards for
of the ear. tecting canine
officer, through military personnel, which will be
That partner is “Black,” a solid black 5-year- a bomb-finding mailed throughout the year.
old German shepherd specially trained to sniff demonstration. “Since I teach English, it’s a
out explosives. Newly arrived from Afghanistan A year ago, Black great opportunity for (the students)
where he detected vehicle bombs, he’s the latest was working to be writing,” Davis said. “To do a
addition to Columbus Police Department — and, in Afghanistan thank you card for a soldier with
Sones has learned, he loves riding in the car. finding bombs us being in an area where we have
“He’s got a very high toy drive and his energy on vehicles.
When he finds an the Air Force and we have a lot of
level is just insane,” said Sones, who picked up military students and parents, that
explosive, he sits
Black from Atlanta last week and has taken him beside the vehi- it would just be a good opportunity
home. cle, alerting his for them to do what they could.”
“He shows a strong desire to work,” Sones handler and other With 81 students, Davis’s class-
added later. “If you motivate him correctly, he’ll law enforcement. room decorated a total of 1,725 cards
See Canine officer, 3A Chris Jenkins/Special to The Dispatch that will be delivered throughout
the year by the radio station. The
See Heritage, 6A

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Friday
Say What?
Did you hear? “It was a tremendous game. Proud of us for finding a
way on not our best night.”
Hart steps down as Oscars host Mississippi State women’s basketball coach Vic
Schaefer, talking about his team’s 87-82 victory against
after outcry over old tweets No. 18 Marquette on Thursday night. Story, 1B.

‘I sincerely to have to move on and find
another host.”
apologize to “I chose to pass on the
apology,” Hart said. “The
A THOUSAND WORDS
the LGBTQ reason why I passed is be-
cause I’ve addressed this
community for my several times.”
The film academy didn’t
insensitive words respond to messages
Thursday evening.
from my past’ Hart has since delet-
ed some of the anti-gay
By JAKE COYLE
tweets, mostly dated from
AP Film Writer
2009-2011. But they had
already been screen-cap-
NEW YORK — Just
tured and been shared on-
two days after being
line. In 2011, he wrote in
named host of the Acad-
a since-deleted tweet: “Yo
emy Awards, Kevin Hart
if my son comes home &
stepped down following an
try’s 2 play with my daugh-
outcry over past homopho-
ters doll house I’m going
bic tweets by the comedi- 2 break it over his head &
an. say n my voice ‘stop that’s
Capping a swift and dra- gay.”
matic fallout, Hart wrote on In an earlier post Thurs-
Twitter just after midnight day, Hart wrote on Insta-
Friday that he was with- gram that critics should
drawing as Oscars host “stop being negative”
because he didn’t want to about his earlier anti-gay
be a distraction. “I sincere- remarks.
ly apologize to the LGBTQ “I’m almost 40 years Isabelle Altman/Dispatch Staff
community for my insensi- old. If you don’t believe Columbus First United Methodist Church volunteers Nell Thomas and Anne Russell Bradley prepare hot chocolate to
tive words from my past,” give to downtown shoppers and pedestrians at Leadership Plaza on Tuesday afternoon. FUMC coordinated with the
that people change, grow,
wrote Hart. United Methodist Church’s “The True Meaning of Christmas” truck tour, which travels from city to city throughout
evolve? I don’t know what the country to “share smiles, conversation and prayers over a cup of hot cocoa,” according to the tour’s website.
Hart stepped aside just to tell you,” said Hart, who
about an hour after refus- added, in all-caps: “I love
ing to apologize for tweets everybody.”
that resurfaced after he Hart’s attitudes about
was announced as Oscars
host on Tuesday. In a vid-
eo on Instagram, Hart said
homosexuality were also
a well-known part of his
stand-up act. In the 2010
2 deadly shootings send a chill through black gun owners
By JESSE J. HOLLAND
the Academy of Motion
Pictures Arts and Scienc-
special “Seriously Funny,”
he said “one of my biggest
The Associated Press ‘I’m not an advocate of open-carry if you’re black.’
es gave him an ultimatum: fears is my son growing up Rev. Kenn Blanchard, a Second Amendment activist and host
ODENTON, Md. — Gun-rights of the YouTube program “Black Man With a Gun TV”
apologize or “we’re going and being gay.”
advocates like to say, “The only way
to stop a bad guy with a gun is with still have racism. ... We still scare Bradford, 21, was killed Thanks-
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Starkville Sports Center closing
Owner cites rising rent as primary Thursday, “Store Clos-
ing” and “Everything
ably the same. It’s been
back-to-back.”
driver for closure after 10 years Must Go” signs that an-
nounced steep discounts
Owens said the store
has offered similar sales
By Alex Holloway The Starkville Sports on the store’s inventory, as soon as a few weeks
aholloway@cdispatch.com Center opened in 2008 were plastered across the ago without generating
and employs about 25 peo- Sports Center’s front win- the same kind of interest
After 10 years in op- ple. It’s the largest store in dows. as the going out of busi-
eration, Sports Center’s the State Shopping Cen- Seth Wood, one of the ness sale. Still, he said he
Starkville location is clos- ter. It’s one of two loca- store’s manager’s said doesn’t think that speaks
ing its doors. tions in Mississippi, with the two days have, so far, ill of Starkville’s shoppers.
The store’s general
the original in Natchez probably been some of “I don’t think it speaks
manager and owner, Wy-
that opened in 1946. Sports Center’s busiest to the community as much
att Craig, announced the
Craig said the days this year. as it does human nature,”
closure with Wednesday
Starkville store will re- “When we announced Owens said. “We want
evening Facebook post.
main open through the it, the droves of people what we can’t have. If you
In the post, Craig says
end of January or Febru- started piling in,” he said. see something that says
the rent for the building
Sports Center occupies in ary, depending on how “It’s (Thursday) been ‘Hey, I’m not about to be
the State Shopping Cen- the coming weeks go. one of the busiest days able to get this anymore,’
ter, at the intersection of He said Sports Center we’ve had this year. And you might decide you bet-
Highway 12 and Louis- is pursuing other poten- (Wednesday) was prob- ter go get it.”
ville Street, has become tial locations in Starkville, Alex Holloway/Dispatch Staff
too high for the store to but it’s currently unclear Starkville’s Sports Center is closing after 10 years. The
whether any of those op- store’s owner announced the closure in a Wednesday
continue operating.
tions will work out. Facebook post and has cited rising rent as a primary
In a Thursday inter- cause.
view, Craig expressed Academy Sport Store,
some frustration with the which opened in the sum-
offers a better product and The TIF helped fund
property owner and said mer of 2017, had some
service. However, he said public infrastructure near
the building’s rent has impact on Sports Center’s
there are “only so many the project, including
doubled. business. J.D. Owens, one
of Sports Center’s manag- dollars” to go around in an access road connect-
“I feel like we’ve been
ers, said Academy hurt a community and said he ing Academy Sports and
as a good a tenant as you
the most with fishing and was frustrated with a $1.5 Hollywood Boulevard.
can get,” Craig said. “Re-
cently, we got notice that athletic sales. million tax increment fi- The board also approved
they’re going to double “In other areas, we’ve nancing bond the city and diverting 100 percent of
the rent. When you get held our own,” he said. county approved in 2016 Academy’s ad valorem
that type of notice, you Craig also said he felt to help attract the store. taxes and 33 percent of
have to reconsider things Academy’s impact, in “Academy did not cause its sales taxes toward the
and it didn’t seem feasi- terms of competition, was this, but they helped it,” TIF debt.
ble.” limited because his store Craig said. On Wednesday and

Officials: CFO Rawle’s suspension delayed until at least January
Dispatch Staff Report ber to be pended Rawle for 16 work- the budget for the already
available ing days, without pay, on completed fiscal year.
Columbus Chief Finan- for auditors Tuesday, in the wake of Rawle’s suspension
cial Officer Milton Raw- conducting revelations the city oper- will extend to four calen-
le will not serve his city the annual ated at a nearly $881,000 dar weeks, since the city
council-ordered suspen- look at the deficit in Fiscal Year 2018, operates on a four-day
sion until at least January. city’s books which ended Sept. 30. work week.
Multiple city officials and to com- Rawle did not present that
confirmed to The Dis- plete year- Rawle information to the council
patch Rawle will remain end tasks. until late November, when
at work through Decem- The city council sus- he asked them to amend

Canine officer
Continued from Page 1A
do anything you ask him to.” tects them. But Dye said as the handler
Black is one of two canine officers gets used to a dog, the handler should
that CPD keeps on the force — the other be able to note changes in behavior that
a Belgian Malinois named Stanley who indicate the dog has detected a scent
detects illegal drugs. Both dogs were coming.
trained and procured by Richard Dye, a “There’s a whole change in the way
former CPD officer and reserve officer they wag their tail, the way they’re
with Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office. breathing, their body posture, things like
Dye got his law enforcement start as that,” Dye said. “A lot of times what we’ll
a handler for canine officers and now do, if we’re working at a check point in
spends several months out of the year Afghanistan, and a vehicle rolls up and
training and handling dogs for the U.S. it’s got 5-600 pounds of explosives in it,
Department of State in Afghanistan — the dog’s going to smell it, depending on
including Black and his twin brother, which way the wind’s blowing, probably
Brutus. before he even gets close to the vehicle.
“(Black’s) had several successful finds And if you see that change in behavior,
as far as different explosives in vehicles you already know you’ve got a problem.
and baggage that was trying to be snuck “I don’t want him to actually go up
into different Afghan government facili- to the car and sit. I’m already gone,” he
ties,” Dye said. added. “I know there’s something there
Black came to CPD through a federal and I’ve got to go and the EOD (explosive
program that places working dogs with ordnance disposal) team will come in
jobs and homes in the United States, Dye and they’ll take care of that.”
said, because they wouldn’t be properly Black will have a much smaller
cared for in Afghanistan after retiring. It workload at CPD than he did in Afghani-
cost about $8,000 to bring Black back to stan, Dye said, meaning the department
the United States — none of which CPD should get four to five years of work out
paid. of him.
Now Sones and Black will go through CPD Chief Fred Shelton said this is
several weeks of training for Black to be the first time the depart-
CPD’s first explosive detecting dog. ment’s deployed two ca-
“The dog’s already trained,” Dye said. nine officers at once, and
“We’ve just got to tighten him up because that the addition of Black
he’s had about eight months off. The makes it possible for CPD
main thing is going to be the handler to provide faster service.
learning exactly what he needs to do.” “This will help us pro-
vide better service to the
Training and detection community ... if we had a Shelton
Black is trained particularly to detect bomb threat or something
large explosives, Dye said — bombs of that nature,” he said. “We’d be able to
instead of bullets. have immediate access to have a dog to
When looking for a dog like Black to come and to check the scene and see if
train to detect explosives or drugs, Dye we have an actual device.”
said he looks for dogs that like finding Hopefully, Shelton added laughing,
toys. He’ll train them with a particular the department won’t need Black any
toy, hiding it in more and more obscure time soon.
places and making sure the dog can find Dye added if Black shows aptitude for
it. tracking, they’ll add that to his training.
“Basically, he’ll do anything to get that Sones began training with Black this
toy,” Dye said. week. It’s the four-year officer’s first time
He adds a particular scent to the toy handling a canine officer. Meeting Black
so that the dog becomes used to finding was intimidating, he said — he’d never
that scent. Eventually, he said, trainers been in a small vehicle for three hours
can take the toy away and the dogs can with an 88-pound predator before — but
find the particular scent they’ve become said from the beginning, Black has been
accustomed to — drugs or explosives but great.
never both. “It’s going to be a big responsibility
Black alerts his handler to explosives and a big challenge for me to do,” he said.
by sitting beside the vehicle where he de- “I’m looking forward to trying.”
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Mississippi Republicans lean on natural selection
when it comes to educating its children
My three daugh- — that dilute their tunity to tell those who have money to fund college scholar- evidence all around them that
ters are all in bed perception of the audacity to suggest public ships, not pre-K or infrastruc- education gets you places. A
by 8:30 every night. education’s value. education should be a higher ture. So, again, we have words lot of these kids do go to public
At least four Others are bullied priority to essentially shut up that sound good on the fly but school, but if that’s not for
nights a week, on- and off-campus, and color. don’t actually match reality. them, their parents might opt
that’s when my and I imagine that On Thursday, Smith, in a I’m sick of listening to Mis- to pay for private schooling.
wife breaks out the distracts them in statement where he openly ad- sissippi Republicans talk about On the other hand, the
laptop and vari- English or math mitted the Legislature doesn’t the public education in a circle have-nots lack many of these
ous paper-stuffed class. fully fund the Mississippi Ade- full of red herrings, so let’s just options and securities, and
folders. Now, I think my quate Education Program — a grapple with the actual root our state leadership is not only
She’s developing wife is extraordi- formula designed to determine cause of why they deliberately leaving them to their fate, it’s
lesson plans, grad- nary as a person the minimum amount neces- let public schools suffer: retal- doing whatever possible to
ing papers, laboring Zack Plair and an educator, sary to properly resource the iation against Brown vs. Board accelerate it — just like history
over essays. When but there’s really state’s public schools — he of Education and subsequent says has always been done
she’s not doing that, she’s on nothing out of the ordinary also called criticisms of that measures to racially integrate here.
websites like Amazon and about this lifestyle if you’re a fact “B.S.” Then he referenced schools. To have so many conser-
Teachers Pay Teachers spend- teacher. This is the life they “other” kinds of education be- For people like Smith, vative Christians among its
ing her own money on instruc- chose, and I applaud them all sides K-12 that the state has to Chism, our good governor and ranks, the state’s Republicans
tional tools for her classroom. for their willingness to do it. consider. But if you’re looking his likely successor, people lean awfully hard on Charles
Yes, she gets a stipend from Teachers sign up for this at pre-K and post-secondary are split very much into two Darwin when it comes to
the school district to help with lifestyle, knowing it doesn’t programs to find that money, factions — the haves and the question of “Who is your
some of that, but she pays at pay the best and that there will good luck. So I have no idea have-nots. In Mississippi, neighbor?”
least that amount again out-of- be all the extra physical, men- what this man is talking about. the makeup of each of these All the while, our Mississip-
pocket every year. tal and emotional and financial Then there’s Chism, who re- groups trends toward certain pi public school teachers and
During the week, these toll “just to keep up,” which ferring to pre-K programs said, complexions, mostly by institu- administrators put their own
night pushes to keep up cap could partly explain the state’s “buy a lottery ticket and it will tional design. chips on the table every day
10-hour work days at a high teacher shortage. be fully funded.” He invoked The haves go home to tables “just to keep up.” I’d ask our
school campus, most of which Meanwhile, our legislators, the name of Arkansas, which of food, parents who actually legislators to at least match
are spent in the classroom on especially Republicans, take also has a lottery, in making get off work occasionally and their efforts with more than
her feet in front of teenagers. a cavalier attitude toward the his point. have enough energy left over just hollow words for political
Many of those teenagers whole enterprise of public ed- I’m from Arkansas, a state to ask about or help with home- expediency.
have real problems at home ucation, with our local lot — of that started fully funding its work. These kids are usually Zack Plair is managing edi-
— food insecurity, domestic such distinguished gentlemen K-12 education program in the in pretty safe environments tor of The Dispatch. His email
violence, other factors that as Reps. Jeff Smith and Gary early 2000s under Gov. Mike with easy access to their own address is zplair@cdispatch.
cause unsafe environments Chism — taking every oppor- Huckabee and uses lottery books/internet and can see com.

Letter to the editor
Voice of the people
Ramblings on times past
Thinking of the “Good ole days,”
brought back memories of days of
long ago. I had a grass cutting busi-
ness as a 10-14 year old in the 50’s.
My first lawn mower was a Clinton
motor powered, two cycle, 20-inch
Wizard mower, purchased from
Mr. Billy Furr’s Western Auto on
Market Street at the entrance to the
Trotter Center. I think he let me pay
for it on a payment arrangement, as
I earned money. My Dad probably
had a lot to do with that, as he and
Mr. Furr were friends. I remember
that first summer, I paid off the
mower and earned enough to buy a
new bike, mail ordered from Sears,
next door to Western Auto. There
was still time to swim at the Y and
at the VFW in the Lux. Baseball
pickup games at Red Bird park
were normal on Saturday those
days. After a Friday game, the base
line lime was still there and maybe
if we were lucky, a baseball would
be found. What a time for a young-
ster, a great time to have lived. In
the summer, we would leave, telling
our mom see you at lunch unless
we were invited to a friend’s home.
We rode our bikes many miles, no
worry. How times has changed. State of the nation
After I got my drivers license at
the age of 15, I delivered laundry
and dry cleaning for Mr. L.E. Gib-
son, who owned Military Cleaners.
Stop taking Donald Trump’s picture
He really had trust in me I guess. As a columnist who flesh, as it should, as we all makes a president or a senator look
Earning your own spending money writes some pretty should. like an ignorant, junior high school
at that time was a right of passage. un-pretty things about The urge to embarrass hooligan.
$15.00 a week went a long way President Donald Trump, a politician is universal If you followed me around all day
then. Then as a senior, I worked I’m about to briefly leave among people who take with a camera, waiting for me to look
for Mr. Louis Nabors at Nabors the pack of wolves howling pictures or videos, and stupid, you wouldn’t have to wait long
Ford through the DE program at for his death. among those of us who before you got your shot.
Lee High. The 50’s were a differ- They buried former listen to politicians speak. That describes everyone. We
ent time to live. But it provided President George H.W. A reporter who heard a mispronounce, and misspell, and mis-
me a foundation for life. I learned Bush the other day. Trump brilliant 20-minute speech punctuate, and slouch, and stammer,
respect first, then to succeed, you was there, and cameras about tariffs would be an and scratch. When it comes to de-
have to work hard and accept the got him looking bored, or idiot if he didn’t focus on signing new electronics, we are way
fact, life sometimes is not fair, you un-presidential, or not re- Marc Dion the politician’s accidental ahead of our ape-y ancestors. When
have to deal with whatever hand citing the Apostles’ Creed. confusion of Wisconsin it comes to not scratching in public,
you are dealt. With hard work and This is the photographer’s busi- and Minnesota. we revert to being monkey-like with
determination you can overcome ness, finding the exact moment when It can be a slip of the tongue, a mis- some regularity.
and succeed. Trump looks bored, or foolish, or quoted fact, an unguarded physical If you point a camera at Trump,
Today, parents or grandparents stupid. It’s the editor’s business, too, moment of yawning or laughing, or you won’t have to wait until you get
don’t let the kids out of our sight, looking through the photographer’s just a slightly cross-eyed moment of the greasy little assassination tool
fearing a predator is behind every submitted pictures until he finds the boredom at a state funeral, but it will you need. The same goes for quoting
tree. Why have we changed so one that most makes Trump look like be the picture and the story that then him.
much? There is no going back. The a Hitler-ish dope. overshadows all facts and figures Meanwhile, our government is
only hope we have is to unite as Oh, sure, you can blame it on a about the economy and the military, bent out of shape by bigotry, sold to
ONE people. Look out for each oth- particular television station’s or news- and jobs for Appalachia. the rich at every turn, betrayed in
er, we are Americans! I think most paper’s supposed political slant, but We no longer know how to tell every passed bill.
people want to provide for their any editor would be just a little more the difference between pop culture Bad journalism elected Donald
family, be able to enjoy this great than ecstatic to have a picture of any heroes and elected officials, and we Trump by focusing on personality
nation without worrying there is a president, senator, mayor or even a think the same kind of picture tells and not on specifics. Specifics are
nut job ready to shoot you. If your state representative slyly picking his the story of both. The supermarket boring. We are the American peo-
candidate lost, so be it. In four or her nose during the singing of the tabloid editor wants a picture of the ple, and in our great might, we must
years you have another chance. national anthem. sultry female singer/pop culture never be bored.
Deal with the hand you are dealt. And it doesn’t mean anything. A queen in dirty sweats and a greasy Marc Dion, a nationally syndicated
Remember there is no U, only US picture of me furiously digging in my ponytail, coming out of a convenience columnist, is a reporter and columnist
in USA. nostril just moments before meeting store looking like she just got off a for The Herald News, the daily news-
God Bless America the pope wouldn’t necessarily mean 10-hour shift at a chicken processing paper of his hometown, Fall River,
Lee Roy Lollar, Jr. I’m a bad Catholic. Not at all. The plant. The editor of a more “respect- Massachusetts. For more on Dion, go
Columbus faith recognizes weakness of the able” publication wants a picture that to go to www.creators.com.
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Obituaries
Continued from Page 2A
Margaret Carter Spann Jr. and Andrea neral Home is in charge will follow at Old Shiloh
WEST POINT — Joiner. He was a 2010 of arrangements. Cemetery. Visitation
Margaret Betts Carter graduate of Noxubee Mrs. Horne was born will be from noon-6 p.m.
died Dec. 6, 2018, at High School and attend Feb. 9, 1939, in Macon, Friday at Carter’s Fu-
North Mississippi EMCC. He was a certi- to the late Rosie Lee neral Services. Carter’s
Medical Center in West fied electrician and was Taylor and Otha Lee Funeral Services is in
Point. formerly employed with Elston. She was former- charge of arrangements.
Arrangements are Yates Construction. ly employed as a private Mrs. Dale was born
incomplete and will be In addition to his home housekeeper. July 4, 1942, in Noxu-
announced by Calvert parents, he is survived In addition to her par- bee County, to the late
Funeral Home. by his children, Tyler ents, she was preceded Albert Robertson and
Jordan Spann of Macon in death by her hus- Carrie Mae Murry. She
and Tyson Ali Spann of band, John Horne. was a member of New
Mary Dear Columbus; siblings, Ta- She is survived by
COLUMBUS — Jerusalem Church.
kia Harris, Jadon Harris her children, sisters, In addition to her
Mary V. Dear, 90, died and Takarria Harris, all
Dec. 6, 2018, at Baptist brothers and grandchil- parents, she was pre-
of Murfreesboro, Ten- dren. ceded in death by her
Memorial Hospital-Gold- nessee and Shakenya
en Triangle. Pallbearers will be husband, Johnny Dale;
Jones of Brooksville. Dorion Conner, Morris children, Willie, Jessie,
Arrangements are Pallbearers will be
incomplete and will be Conner, Eric Harris, Clarence and Morris
Pierre McCoy, Ryheem Johnnie Conner, Lloyd
announced by Lowndes Dale; sisters, Ora, Ella
Stewart, Roderick Pat- Conner and Wendell
Funeral Home. Mae and Della; and
terson, Clemmie Little Roby. brothers, A.C. and John.
Jr., Rashawn Shanklin,
She is survived by
Francis Smith Tyrone McNeese Jr.,
Nancy Dale her children, Linda
NOXUBEE — Fran- McKenji Slaughter,
cis Lee Smith, 81, died Kearery Odeneal, Da- NOXUBEE — Nancy Brandy of Macon, Bob-
Dec. 2, 2018, at Noxu- vion Pruitt, Quarmaine B. Dale, 76, died Dec. 3, by, Marvin and Danny
bee General Hospital in McCloud and Pareon 2018, at Baptist Memo- Dale, all of Shuqual-
Macon. Hopkins. rial Hospital-Golden ak and Lois Jones of
Services will be at Triangle. Meridian; sister, Aretha
2:30 p.m. Saturday at Vickie Harrison Services will be at 2
p.m. Saturday at New
Bester of Shuqualak;
brother; Thomas Rob-
Is Estate or
Sylvain Ridge M.B. WEST POINT —
Church with the Rev. Vickie Marie Harrison,
Jerusalem Church in ertson of Shuqualak; 26 Long Term Care
William R. Wilson offici- Shuqualak with Leroy grandchildren; and 42
ating. Burial will follow
53, died Nov. 27, 2018, at
North Mississippi Medi- Horne officiating. Burial great-grandchildren. Planning Necessary
at Friendship Cemetery
to Protect Your
Phillip G. Horton
cal Center in Tupelo.
in Macon. Visitation will Services will be at
be from noon=6 p.m.
Friday at Carter’s Fu-
11 a.m. Saturday at Family’s Future?
House of Praise and
neral Services. Carter’s Phillip Gary Horton, 73, of Columbus, MS
Family Worship Center • Do you have a Will, Power of Attorney, and Advanced Health Care
Funeral Services is in passed away Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at
with Rodger Harris Directive?
charge of arrangements. his residence. • Are you certain that your assets will be distributed according to your
officiating. Burial will
Mrs. Smith was born A memorial service will be Sunday, December wishes at your death?
follow at Gospel Temple
May 24, 1937, in Noxu- 9, 2018 at Whitehall Church, Louisville, MS, at • Are you confused by the ever changing estate and gift tax laws?
Cemetery. Visitation will
bee County, to the late 3:00 PM. Lowndes Funeral Home in charge of lo- • Are you worried that one day you may not be able to care for yourself
be from 3-6 p.m. Friday or make the necessary decisions to remain independent and in your
Johnnie Lee Jackson cal arrangements.
at Carter’s Mortuary own home?
Sr. and Gladys Deloach Mr. Horton was born February 28, 2018, to the
Services. Carter’s At Dunn & Hemphill, we can create a plan tailored to fit you
Jackson. She was a late William Edward and Gladys Horton, in Lou-
Mortuary Services is in and your family’s needs. Contact us at (662) 327-4211 to
member of Friendship isville, MS. He retired in 1996 from United Tech-
charge of arrangements. discuss your estate and long term care planning options.
C.M.E. Church. nologies, where he worked as a tool & dye maker
Ms. Harrison was
In addition to her par-
ents, she was preceded
born June 22, 1965, in
Clay County, to Mary
for over 20 years. After retirement, Mr. Horton
enjoyed coon hunting and was a member of the Dunn & Hemphill, P.A.
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mother, she is survived
Smith; sisters, Minnie also liked doing projects around the house. Mr. you call to get a free 30 minute
by her one son; one
Kate Spann and Alberta Horton especially loved family and being with Estate or Long Term Care Planning Consultation!
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Briscoe Stowers Jr., Wil- In addition to his parents, he was preceded in
one grandchild. Over 50+ Years Of Combined Experience
lie Jackson and Johnnie death by his daughter, Kathy Diane Horton; and
Jackson Jr. grandson, Malik Wallace.
She is survived by
Mattie Horne Mr. Horton is survived by his daughters, Shel-
MACON — Mattie ley (Charles Oxendine) Hunt, New Martinsville,
her children, Alberta Lee Horne, 79, died
Joiner, Bernice Jackson, WV, Stella Christy Horton, SC and Kady Horton,
Nov. 27, Columbus, MS; son, Phillip (Taylor Parks) Hor-
Sylvester Smith and 2018, at her
Tony Edward Smith, ton, Columbus, MS; sister, Patricia Horton, Iuka,
residence. MS; grandchildren, Deanna Locklear, Trenton
all of Macon and James Services
Howard Smith of Los Locklear, Tracie Jacobs, Gabriel Taylor, Dane
will be Taylor, Christian Taylor, Claire Taylor, Jacob Hor-
Angeles, California; 20 at 2 p.m.
grandchildren; and host ton, Gabriel “Gabe” Horton, Jamiya Williams and
Saturday James Williams; and very special friend, Retha
of great-grandchildren. at Prairie
Pallbearers will Horne Black.
Point Bap-
be Germie Moody, tist Church Compliments of
Trayshun Tate, Brian
Joiner, Davarius Kin-
with Dr. Charles A. Lowndes Funeral Home
Griffin officiating. Burial www.lowndesfuneralhome.net
caid, Lonell Richie, will follow at the church

Danny Carlisle
Michael Stewart and cemetery. Visitation will
Shedrick Shanklin Jr. be from 1-5 p.m. Friday
at Lee-Sykes Funeral
Tymechi Spann Home. Lee-Sykes Fu- Coach Danny Carlisle was born February
NOXUBEE — Tyme- 12, 1953, in Starkville, MS, to Harold Thomas
chi Spann, 26, died Dec. Carlisle and Dorothy Martin Carlisle. He passed
1, 2018, away on December 5, 2018, at his home, with his
at Baptist family by his side.
Memorial He was a 1970 graduate of Starkville High
Hospi- School and a 1976 graduate of Mississippi
tal-Golden State University, with a Master’s degree in
Triangle. Administration. He started working at Starkville
Services Public Schools in 1978, where he was a science
will be at teacher and long time driver’s education
Spann
11 a.m. instructor, junior high football coach, junior high
Sunday at basketball coach and an assistant high school
Noxubee High School baseball coach. He became the head baseball
with the Rev. William coach from 1984-2012, where he won three state
R. Wilson officiating. titles, five north half titles, six division titles and 27
Burial will follow at playoff appearances. He coached the Mississippi
Oddfellows Cemetery. Charlie Bond Crossroads Diamond All-Star game three times
Visitation will be from Graveside Services with and was a four-time MS Association of Coaches
noon-6 p.m. Saturday at Military Honors:
Sunday, Dec. 9 • 2 PM Coach of the Year. He was an executive member
Carter’s Funeral Ser- Friendship Cemetery of the Mississippi Association of Coaches and
vices. Carter’s Funeral Memorial Gunter Peel
inducted into the NEMS Baseball Hall of Fame.
Funeral Home
Services is in charge of He was preceded in death by his father, Harold
College St. Location
arrangements. T. Carlisle; and his brother, Tommy Carlisle.
Mr. Spann was born Danny is survived by his wife of 45 years,
May 14, 1992, in Nox- Debra Miller Carlisle of Starkville, MS; children,
ubee County, to Willie Randy Michael Carlisle (Mallory) of Starkville,
MS and Joni Carlisle of Sturgis, MS; mother,
Dorothy Martin Carlisle of Starkville, MS; and
grandchildren, Blake Miller, Braden Carlisle,
memorialgunterpeel.com
cdispatch.com Anna Hailey Bennett, and Riley Claire Carlisle;
sisters-in-law, Becky Carlisle of Starkville, MS
and Betty Doris Winters (Allen) of Albany,
GA; and brother-in-law, Ronald Miller (Nita) of
Madison, MS; and numerous nieces, nephews
Do your kids a favor. and cousins.
Visitation will be Friday, December 7, 2018,
Make your funeral/cremations plans in advance. from 9:00-11:00 a.m. and also from 12:00-2:00
p.m. at Meadowview Baptist Church, with the
When Caring Counts... service immediately following. Welch Funeral
Home is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be
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1131 N. Lehmberg Rd. 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
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Town hall
Continued from Page 1A
questions from the moderator, Su-
zanne Bean. Unlike last year, audi-
ence members saw an educator’s
perspective with Columbus Munic-
ipal School District Superintendent
Cherie Labat, Lowndes County
School District Superintendent
Lynn Wright, LCSD Board Pres-
ident Brian Clark, CMSD Board
President Jason Spears and Heri-
tage Academy Headmaster Greg
Carlyle also answering questions.
Many of the questions asked to
legislators and educators dealt with
school funding, including pre-K
programs, Mississippi School for
Mathematics and Science and
STEM (science, technology, engi-
neering and math).
School representatives spoke ve-
hemently about the benefits of ear-
ly education, specifically pre-K pro-
grams. Wright said LCSD has both Mary Pollitz/Dispatch Staff
tuition-based and free pre-K pro- Rep. Jeff Smith, right, speaks at the Education Town Hall organized by the
grams, both of which have shown Columbus-Lowndes Chamber of Commerce Thursday night. Smith was one
of four local legislators who answered questions about education issues in
drastic improvements in student the state.
academic success.
Chism then referenced the Taylor immediately discussed
lottery bill, which legislators ap- Teacher pay, retention gun reform as an action of lessen-
proved in August. He Teacher retention and pay raises
ing school violence, while Wright
said the first $80 mil- came up, as well, and those con-
suggested arming teachers could
lion collected in the versations concluded in a unified
deter gun violence and even save
lottery will go toward front. Clark even asked legislators
lives. Labat did not agree or dis-
roads and bridges, to fund programs to push more
agree with Taylor, but said the root
and anything exceed- students into teaching, since the
of the issue occurs much earlier.
ing that will help fund teacher shortage in Mississippi has
She added schools need more fund-
early childhood ed- continued to grow.
ing and resources to help strug-
ucation in the state. Chism “You may have a $60,000 loan for
gling students.
Though Chism said, a teacher degree and you’re only
“Mental illness and trauma, we
at this point, there is not a set struc- making $30,000 a year to pay that
deal with it every day,” Labat said.
ture for how those funds will be loan off,” Clark said. “It’s in your
“I don’t want to focus on the gun is-
allotted for public pre-K education. heart (to teach), but at the same sues as much as mental health and
“So, buy the lottery tickets and time I think you need to have a tax counseling and dealing with trau-
you will have it funded,” Chism incentive or more of an incentive to ma. Everything that’s happening in
said. “We think we will fall pretty help those people pay off their stu- the city of Columbus is happening
close in around what Arkansas did, dent loans.” at CMSD and we’re dealing with it.”
and they are expecting about $100 Though legislators said there Lisa James, president of CLCC,
million. So, it’s on its way. So there aren’t incentives in the works now, said the chamber has been working
won’t be any additional legislation Taylor added that educators should to grow this event. By adding edu-
here in this particular session.” continue to communicate with cators to the platform, James said
Taylor disagreed with Chism’s state legislators so lawmakers can she feels that the event has grown
prediction of funds coming from “be in tune” to what is needed. in value since last year’s meeting
the lottery. and will continue to do so.
“To get to that $80 million, it is School safety “The chamber’s goal in hosting
going to be a struggle,” Taylor said. With gun violence, drug use education town hall is transparency
“We need to pass amendments and and bullying entering the school and communication,” James said.
different pieces of legislation to systems nationwide, educators and “We want to provide the communi-
make early education a priority. I legislators spoke about increased ty the opportunity to hear from the
don’t want us to miss that part.” school safety. legislators and vice-versa.”

Heritage
Continued from Page 1A
100,000 Thank Yous end- were trying to make that
ed this month and more many letters, I didn’t think
than doubled its goal with we were going to get to it,”
209,433 thank you cards Holder said. “We did be-
mailed to the radio sta- cause we all wrote three
tion. or four a day. It wasn’t like
McElhinney was im- a chore, it was kind of cool
mediately excited about knowing that they would
sending her gratitude to go to people far away.”
various members of the Though the students
military. only worked on letters the
“(My parents) were first ten minutes of each
happy and surprised be- class period, Davis said
cause they got one of my she hopes to have ignited
classmate’s (letters),” a passion in not only En-
McElhinney said. “It was glish but also letter-writ-
nice because I know that ing.
it’s going to make them “I try to make En-
happy because it made my glish interactive and fun
parents happy.” because after ten work-
McElhinney said she sheets, they don’t want
not only showed gratitude to work anymore,” Davis
for their service and sacri- said. “This was one way I
fice, she added a personal knew I could get them to
Courtesy photo
touch and wrote about her write. They really start-
Seventh graders Ellie Dawson and Reagan Merchant dec-
parents’ journey in the ed getting into it and orate thank you cards for service men and women earlier
armed forces. Most stu- they were really thinking this month at Heritage Academy. Carla Davis’s English
dents decorated the front about what they were say- class, 81 students, wrote 1,725 letters in two weeks cdispatch.com
of the card and wrote ing.” thanking military men and women for their service.
letters inside, not only
thanking the military for
their service, but also
writing about what they
do in school and their fa-
vorite sports.
Davis said unlike most
assignments, she did not
have to force her students
to participate.
“It was really nice to
see them put their heart
into something, and it
got them writing,” Davis
said. “Half the time, when
I ask them to write, it’s
not something that ex-
cites them. But this got
them excited. They were
all about it and they were
so excited to write these.
Seeing them develop their
sentences and everything
was really exciting for me.
I read every one of them.”
At first, Laina Holder,
13, thought she was dec-
orating Christmas cards
for soldiers. When Davis
told Holder the cards and
letters would be mailed
throughout the year,
Holder was excited sol-
diers would receive let-
ters more often than just
the holidays. Davis chal-
lenged her classrooms to
create 1,500 letters in just
two weeks.
“When she told us we
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STARKVILLE — Teaira McCowan has been
a member of enough block parties to know how
to use her forefinger.
Following in the footsteps of former NBA
great Dikembe Mutombo,
McCowan has wagged the
index finger on her right hand
numerous times to signify the
paint is a no-drive zone when she
is within arm’s reach.
Chris McDill/Special to The Dispatch McCowan showed Thursday she
ABOVE: Starkville Academy’s Wilkes Stubbs looks to pass the ball as Heritage Academy’s Noel Fisher defends in is more than capable of using that
their match Thursday night at C.L. Mitchell Field in Columbus. BOTTOM, LEFT: Starkville Academy’s Brody Pierce digit to punctuate a big offensive McCowan
shields the ball from a defender. BOTTOM, RIGHT: Heritage Academy’s Lex Rogers moves past Bates Bennet. The play, too. After taking a pass from
Patriots won the match 1-0. Fisher cleaned up a deflection off a free kick by Rogers. Jazzmun Holmes, the 6-foot-7 senior
center scored as she was being fouled
by Danielle King. As she turned
back to the lane, McCowan wagged
her finger in a downward motion to
signify an and-one. McCowan
completed the three-point play with
1 minute, 43 seconds to give the No. Howard
6 Mississippi State women’s basket-
ball the lead for good en route to an 87-82 victory
against No. 18 Marquette before a crowd of 7,273 at
Humphrey Coliseum.
“It’s just count it,” McCowan said of the move
with her finger. “I knew it was going to be a hard-
fought game going in, but I never let that faze
me. They went up, and I kept telling the team
we’re still good, just guard the ball and keep do-
ing the things that we weren’t doing, like letting
them score. Every shot I got, I was confident.”
Anriel Howard scored a career-high 29 points,
grabbed 12 rebounds, and had three steals. Jor-
dan Danberry added 13 points, and Holmes had
See MSU WOMEN, 2B

Game 10
n At Southern Mississippi, 6 p.m. Friday
(WKBB-FM 100.9, WFCA-FM 107.9).

PREP FOOTBALL MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Raiders’ Easterling kicks record 56-yard FG No. 22 MSU will
By Adam Minichino
aminichino@cdispatch.com
game last week at Jackson face Clemson in
Never Forget game
Prep. This year was the
first year the MAIS broke
WEST POINT —
the event into two games —
Grayson Easterling already
one with Eight-Man, Class By Bret t Hudson
had a nickname prior to his
A, and AA players and the bhudson@cdispatch.com
last prep football game.
other with Class AAA and
“Kicker” needs no other STARKVILLE — The No. 22 Mississippi
explanation AAAA players.
Easterling made the State men’s basketball team will branch out for a
to describe different test this weekend.
what East- most of his final appear-
ance by kicking two field At 3 p.m. Saturday (ESPN2), No. 22 MSU
erling did will take on Clemson in the Never Forget Trib-
for the Oak goals, including a All-Star
game record 56-yarder in ute Classic at the Prudential Center in Newark,
Hill Acade- New Jersey. The game will be No. 22 MSU’s first
my football his team’s 20-14 victory.
against at a team currently in the top 40 Ken
team. The The kicks cemented
Easterling Pomeroy’s ratings and its final true neutral-court
senior per- Easterling’s new nickname matchup of the regular season.
formed his of “Leg,” or, to go one bet- Connecticut will play No. 11 Florida State in
Liz Thompson/Special to The Dispatch
role so well this season that ter, “Leg of Thor.” the second game of the doubleheader at 5:30
Oak Hill Academy senior kicker Grayson Easterling gets
he earned an invitation to lifted up by one of his teammates after kicking a re- “I had a pretty good p.m. (ESPN2).
the Mississippi Association cord 56-yard field goal in the Mississippi Association of week of practice,” Easter- The games will benefit families of 9/11 vic-
of Independent Schools Independent Schools (MAIS) Eight-Man-Class A-Class ling said. “In warmups, I tims and raise money for the Families of Free-
(MAIS) Senior All-Star AA All-Star game last week at Jackson Prep. See EASTERLING, 3B dom Scholarship Fund, which provides college
educations for the children of 9/11 victims. Some

Patriots’ Griffin earns
of them will be in attendance when MSU (7-1)
takes on Clemson (6-2).
“These poor kids are left fatherless. It’s a
good thing that this money is going to,” MSU

defensive MVP honor coach Ben Howland said.
As of early November, the Families of Free-
dom Scholarship Fund had awarded $154.5 mil-
By Adam Minichino down pass to help his lion to more than 3,500 children of 9/11 victims
aminichino@cdispatch.com White team earn a 24-22 going to college, all of it based on financial need.
victory against the Blue The fund began with former presidents Bill Clin-
Moak Griffin just want- team in the annual event, ton and Bob Dole traveling around the country
ed to have fun. to fund raise $100 million immediately after the
which was played Friday
After a marathon of a attacks, and donations have continued to come in
at Jackson Prep.
football season that saw the years since.
Griffin also had at least
Heritage Academy win Fundraising opportunities such as this one
five pass breakups and help keep the fund going and help benefit the
a district title, Griffin
multiple tackles to help children of Frank Palombo. Palombo and his
viewed the Mississippi
Association of Indepen- him earn defensive MVP wife had 10 children. Palombo was a firefighter
dent Schools (MAIS) Se- for his team. On offense, who died on 9/11, and his wife died of cancer
nior All-Star game as a he caught a 52-yard touch- four years later.
way to make new friends down pass in the fourth According to Rhianna Quinn Roddy, the
and to play the sport he quarter to help his squad executive director of the Families of Freedom
loves one more time. rally from a nine-point Scholarship Fund, the fund has put eight of the
Little did Griffin real- deficit. See MSU MEN, 3B
ize he was going to walk “I was just looking at
David Miller/Special to The Dispatch
Heritage Academy senior Moak Griffin comes in to make away with another honor (playing in the game) Game 9
a tackle against Magnolia Heights in a regular-season to add to his collection. like a reward because n Never Forget Tribute Classic:
game. Griffin earned defensive MVP honors in the The Heritage Academy I worked so hard to get No. 22 Mississippi State vs. Clemson,
Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class senior had two intercep- there,” said Griffin, who at Newark, New Jersey, 3 p.m. Saturday (ESPN2;
AAA-AAAA Senior All-Star game last week. tions and caught a touch- See GRIFFIN, 3B WKBB-FM 100.9, WFCA-FM 107.9).
2B Friday, December 7, 2018 The Dispatch • www.cdispatch.com

Thursday’s Men’s Major
College Scores
EAST
MSU women
Oakland 87, Fairfield 86
SOUTH
Continued from Page 1B
Florida A&M 80, Fort Valley State 58
Gardner-Webb 105, Bob Jones 37 had eight points and a ca- rebounders out there in shoot it, and she was still be-
SC State 90, Voorhees 69
Tennessee Tech 118, Warren Wilson 60
reer-high 13 assists to help the game. I was really im- hind the three-point line, so I
Wake Forest 80, Charlotte 56
Wofford 112, Kentucky Christian 58
MSU survive a matchup pressed. She hit two threes. just tried to get as close as I
MIDWEST that saw the lead change That was on the scouting could and blocked it.”
Chicago St. 84, Trinity (IL) Christian College 82
Drake 75, Milwaukee 61 hands 25 times and the report to kind of sag off her MSU rebounded the
IUPUI 95, Indiana-Kokomo 64
Iowa 98, Iowa St. 84 score tied eight times. a little bit. She was attack- blocked shot to set the
Purdue 62, Maryland 60
FAR WEST “What a heck of a game,” ing left, which we had her stage for two free throws
Arizona 80, Utah Valley 69
San Jose St. 67, Bethune-Cookman 65
MSU coach Vic Schaefer attacking right. Everything by Holmes with 0.6 seconds
Seattle 90, Nebraska-Omaha 71
UC Riverside 75, Pepperdine 71
said. “I just really want to that we were saying she was that accounted for the final
Thursday’s Women’s congratulate and commend kind of countering. That is margin.
Major College Scores Marquette coming in here. the sign of an All-American. Kieger said the last shot
EAST Those kids were unfazed That is the sign of a great wasn’t the one the Golden
Auburn 81, Saint Joseph’s 70
Boston College 83, Bryant 46 and played just like I thought player. She is going to have a Eagles wanted and it wasn’t
Mount St. Mary’s 65, UMBC 52
New Hampshire 68, University of New England 44 they would. They are a well- great career here and at the the one they drew up in the
St. John’s 56, Yale 52
Temple 59, Iona 39 coached team with five se- next level.” timeout. King, who had a
Villanova 60, George Washington 45
SOUTH niors all on the same page Marquette, which shared team-high 27 points on 13-
Duke 66, UNLV 38
George Mason 72, Delaware 46
in everything they did. They the Big East Conference’s for-21 shooting from the
Kentucky 75, Rhode Island 52 played extremely hard.” regular-season title with De- field, wasn’t on the floor for
Mississippi St. 87, Marquette 82
North Alabama 79, Martin Methodist 48 MSU used its size advan- Paul last season, had chanc- the play.
SC State 88, Voorhees College 61
UNC-Greensboro 92, Lees-McRae 36 tage with McCowan, who es down the stretch to tie the “We were trying to get a
MIDWEST
Loyola of Chicago 56, SIU-Edwardsville 43 had 24 points and 18 re- game or to send it to over- couple different screens set
Michigan 83, LIU Brooklyn 38
Missouri 66, UMKC 59 bounds for her 14th-straight time. Natisha Hiedeman, before (Erika) Davenport
Vanderbilt 60, Ball St. 43
SOUTHWEST
double-double dating back one of five senior starters, got rid of the ball, but we
Stephen F. Austin 60, Montana St. 53 to last season. The tallest hit 1 of 2 free throws with really couldn’t get her open
Texas A&M 68, Houston 52
Texas-Arlington 80, Oral Roberts 62 starter for the Golden Eagles 51.8 seconds remaining to in the spot that we wanted,”
FAR WEST
California Baptist 65, UC Riverside 57 (6-2) was 6-foot senior guard cut MSU’s lead to 81-80. Af- Kieger said. “We credit Mis-
Colorado 76, San Jose St. 64
Hawaii 69, Idaho 61 Allazia Blockton. Marquette ter a strong baseline drive by sissippi State for that.”
Idaho St. 80, Utah Valley 68
Pacific 75, Seattle 61 didn’t have a player taller Danberry, Hiedeman hit two Schaefer also credited
San Diego 60, Long Beach St. 56 than 6-2 off its bench. As a free throws to cut the lead to his players on a night he
No. 6 Mississippi State 87, result, McCowan had the one again with 21.7 seconds said they didn’t play their
No. 18 Marquette 82 46th double-double of her ca- to go. The Golden Eagles best game and he didn’t
MARQUETTE (6-2): Davenport 0-0 0-0
0, Blockton 7-11 0-0 17, Hiedeman 5-11 6-8 18, reer (seventh this season) to nearly forced a turnover on prepare the Bulldogs for
King 13-21 0-0 27, Wilborn 4-9 2-2 10, Ander-
son 0-1 0-0 0, Marotta 0-0 0-0 0, Lott 3-4 0-1 help MSU (9-0) win its 45th- the ensuing inbounds play, the Golden Eagles’ up-tem-
8, Spingola 1-3 0-0 2, Van Kleunen 0-1 0-0 0,
Totals 33-61 8-11 82. straight non-conference but Danberry controlled a po attack. Marquette used
MISSISSIPPI STATE (9-0): Bibby 2-7 1-2
6, Howard 13-18 1-1 29, McCowan 9-12 6-6 24, game in the regular season pass near midcourt and fed a four-guard lineup for most
Danberry 4-13 5-7 13, Holmes 3-8 2-2 8, Carter
0-0 0-0 0, Espinoza-Hunter 0-2 0-0 0, Scott 2-6 on a night when it needed it to McCowan, who then of the evening and pushed
2-2 7, Taylor 0-1 0-0 0, Totals 33-67 17-20 87.
Marquette 23 15 24 20 —82
every point. passed ahead to a wide open the ball as often as it could.
Mississippi St. 22 20 21 24 —87 McCowan was 9-for-12 Chloe Bibby for a layup with As a result, the Golden Ea-
3-Point Goals—Marquette 8-21 (Block-
ton 3-5, Hiedeman 2-7, King 1-5, Lott 2-2, Spin- from the field and 6-for-6 13.8 seconds remaining. gles had a 21-12 edge in
gola 0-1, Van Kleunen 0-1), Mississippi St. 4-11
(Bibby 1-5, Howard 2-2, Espinoza-Hunter 0-1, from the free-throw line. “I knew I had to be up,” fast-break points to help
Scott 1-3). Assists—Marquette 13 (Hiedeman
5), Mississippi St. 21 (Holmes 13). Rebounds— The effort from the charity McCowan said. “Coach al- offset the Bulldogs’ 54-44
Marquette 27 (Wilborn 10), Mississippi St. 40
(McCowan 18). Total Fouls—Marquette 24, stripe marked the first time ways says don’t run off and advantage in points in the
Mississippi St. 15. A—7,273. this season she hit all of her leave the ball, so I knew I had paint and 20-4 cushion in
SEC Women free throws when attempt- to go back. It was two people second-chance points.
Conf. Pct. Overall Pct.
Kentucky 0-0 .000 9-0 1.000 ing more than two in a game. going towards Danberry, “I can’t tell you the last
Mississippi State 0-0 .000 9-0 1.000
Tennessee 0-0 .000 7-0 1.000 Howard had her best and when she threw the ball, time I’ve had a team give up
Auburn
Missouri
0-0 .000 7-1
0-0 .000 7-2
.875
.778
game as a Bulldog, going I looked up and didn’t see 21 fast-break points, much
Texas A&M 0-0 .000 5-2 .714 13-for-18 from the field and anybody. Nobody from Mar- less 21 fast-break points and
Arkansas 0-0 .000 6-3 .667
Georgia 0-0 .000 6-3 .667 grabbing nine offensive quette was back, and I saw win,” Schaefer said. “I think
LSU
Alabama
0-0 .000 4-2
0-0 .000 5-4
.667
.556 rebounds. The graduate Bibby.” that has to be some kind of
South Carolina 0-0 .000 5-4
Vanderbilt 0-0 .000 4-5
.556
.444
transfer from Texas A&M Bibby then did her part record to win a game and
Ole Miss 0-0 .000 3-6 .333 displayed an emerging offen- on defense by contesting give up 21 fast-break points.
Florida 0-0 .000 2-6 .250
sive repertoire by driving to Hiedeman’s shot out of the I knew they were going to
Thursday’s Games
Kentucky 75, Rhode Island 52 the basket with either hand, timeout with 8.4 seconds push it but, obviously, I did
Texas A&M 68, Houston 52 hitting both of her 3-point- left. Hiedeman, who in- a really poor job this week
Auburn 81, Saint Joseph’s 70
Vanderbilt 60, Ball State 43 ers, and being her usual ball bounded the ball, received emphasizing that to our
Mississippi State 87, Marquette 82
Missouri 66, UMKC 58 hawk on the boards. Mc- the ball at the top of the key players.”
Today’s Games
No games scheduled Cowan also had eight offen- and then picked up her drib- MSU will take a week off
Saturday’s Games sive rebounds. ble. She leaned in in an effort for final exams before it re-
Arkansas at Abilene Christian, 1 p.m.
Tulane at Alabama, 2 p.m. “She is obviously one to draw contact, but Bibby turns to action at 6 p.m. Fri-
Savannah State at Ole Miss, 2 p.m.
Central Arkansas at Texas A&M, 2 p.m. of the best players in the got a piece of the shot. day against Southern Mis-
Sunday’s Games
Tennessee at Texas, Noon (ESPN2)
country,” Marquette coach “She up-faked, and I was sissippi in Hattiesburg.
Florida A&M at Florida, 1 p.m. Carolyn Kieger said of How- going to let her go by, hon- Follow Dispatch sports
Kentucky at Louisville, 1 p.m.
(ACC Network Extra) ard. “I think that is a double estly,” Bibby said. “She de- editor Adam Minichino on
South Carolina at Duke, 1
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briefly MSU men FOOTBALL
Local
MSMS soccer teams split doubleheader
Continued from Page 1B
Palombo children through col-
lege and will do the same for the
an American flag over the court
in pregame.
Former Bulldogs Prescott,
Wright up for Payton Award
The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science soccer teams
split a doubleheader against Winona on Thursday. final two. Howland has personal ex-
In Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class
1A/2A/3A, Region 4 play, the MSMS girls won 5-0 while the boys lost
In November, she traveled to perience with 9/11. He was the
4-2. Starkville to speak to the Bull- head coach at Pittsburgh at the From Special Reports five schools (two from the
In the girls game, senior Erin Williams scored three goals and had dogs. “It’s a thank-you visit, tell- time and had a player (Brandon
an assist. Juniors Tierah Macon and Samantha Holland also had goals. ing them thank you for playing Knight) and an assistant coach Southeastern Conference)
Senior Mia Riddley had an assist. STARKVILLE — For- to have multiple nominees
for our kids,” Roddy told The (Barry Rohrssen) who lost more mer Mississippi State
Junior Clara Grady preserved the shutout with four saves.
Dispatch. “These kids have lost than a dozen former classmates for the award. The others
“Tonight was truly a coming-of-age match for our team,” MSMS football standouts quarter- schools are California,
coach Chuck Yarborough said. “We asked players to step up tonight to so much. Not only have they each in the attack. He said he’ll
back Dak Prescott (Dallas Florida, Illinois, and Okla-
fill in for missing teammates, and we saw the kind of effort and together- lost a parent or both parents, but never forget the experience of
ness on the field that leads to success.” Cowboys) and K.J. Wright homa.
they’ve lost a lifetime of memo- driving to New York a couple of
The MSMS girls improved to 3-0-1 and 2-0 in the district. (Seattle Seahawks) were Fans can vote for
ries, a salary coming to them. If days later for recruiting.
In the boys match, Boatner Calhoun scored both goals for MSMS named nominees Thursday Prescott and Wright by us-
(2-2, 1-1). we can help these kids, they ap- With that experience and
preciate it so much. Some of the Roddy’s speech in mind, the for the 2018 Walter Payton ing #WPMOYChallenge
“In first half we implemented our game plan well,” MSU coach Morri
Mims said. “In the second half Winona was able to swing the momen- kids are even studying foreign Bulldogs will be thankful to par- Man of the Year Award. on Twitter with the nom-
tum their way. Our play in the second half was very sloppy resulting in relations or international rela- ticipate in the event. Presented by Nationwide, inee’s last name some-
excessive fouls and fragmentation of play development.
tions or international law, study- “It’s a great way for us to play the award recognizes an where in the post through
“We know what we need to work on. We’ll get back at it in our next
practice, and we’ll be ready for Choctaw.” ing Arabic.” the game we love and also give NFL player for outstanding Jan. 13. The player whose
MSMS will return to action Tuesday when it plays host to district The event gives the teams an back, hang out with the families community service activi- unique hashtag is used the
rival Choctaw Central at the Downtown Columbus Soccer Complex. opportunity to interact with the that have lost so much,” MSU se- ties off the field, as well as most will receive a $25,000
people the fund benefits. The nior forward Aric Holman said. excellence on the field. contribution to their char-
Starkville Academy basketball teams sweep fund receives 100 tickets to each “What she was trying to explain All 32 teams have a nom- ity of choice, courtesy of
Columbus Christian Academy game, and members of the Fire to us is this is an opportunity to inee, and the winner will be Nationwide. More infor-
The Starkville Academy basketball teams swept Columbus Chris- Department of New York and the raise money for those who were announced Feb. 2 during mation on Prescott and
tian Academy in a doubleheader Thursday night. New York Police Department affected by the 9/11 situation. the “NFL Honors” awards Wright’s nominations,
In the girls game, Caroline Wood had 15 points, Mary Peyton
will attend the game. Roddy de- “There are kids just like me special on Super Bowl hashtag information and
Passons had 11, and Lille Alpe had 10 for the Lady Volunteers.
In the boys game, Dré Frazier led the Volunteers with 16 points. scribed a moment in which some that want to be in my situation, weekend. official rules can be found
Randall Futral had 10. of the fund’s beneficiaries unfurl go to college and get a degree.” MSU is one of only at nfl.com/manoftheyear.

Columbus will hold ODP Super Center
Columbus United will serve as host for the Olympic Development
Easterling
Program Super Center from 4-6 p.m. Saturday at the Downtown Colum- Continued from Page 1B
bus Soccer Complex.
The event will be an opportunity for players to get seen for the state I didn’t miss a field goal going game, said the kick cleared tice” and the work on flexibil- per and a new holder,” East-
ODP teams and to get more training from licensed coaches. that direction (with the wind the bar on the goal posts by at ity were going to help East- erling said. “That’s always
Players who register for the ODP Super Centers will be evaluated and off artificial turf). At half- least 2 yards. erling get a record. Earlier in tough. We had a few people
and offered spots on the State ODP team if they are good enough. The time, I lined up for a 55-yarder “It’s a fantastic way to end the game, Easterling kicked a quit holding and snapping,
event is for girls and boys ages 2009-2002.
The cost is $30 to register. Go to http://www.mississippisoccer.
(with the wind in the same di- your high school career,” said 34-yard field goal. so we were just trying to
org/Left_Nav/ODP___State_Select/Manage_My_Account_or_Enroll. rection) and smoked it pretty Craven, who was standing Easterling said he heard a find some consistency. I had
htm to register. good.” at the end of the field East- sound — a nice, deep thump mono at the beginning of the
Easterling said his team erling was kicking to. “I am — when his foot contacted season. That also didn’t help,
Mississippi University for Women used an interception to re- very proud of him and the football. He said a kicker but we worked out our kinks
Men’s basketball team loses to Bethel University gain possession in the sec- self-discipline he had to work wants to strike the football and built up some jell and
McKENZIE, Tenn. — Tyrus Robinson had 21 points to lead six ond half. It moved the ball to and work and work, whether with the knuckle on their foot some confidence.”
players in double figures Thursday night in the Bethel University men’s the 35-yard line before a sack it was up or down and not get underneath the laces on the In the regular-season
basketball team’s 107-60 victory against the Mississippi University for moved the ball back to the 41. discouraged.” cleat. He said the key is to finale, Easterling hit a 50-
Women. Easterling said he never Craven praised Thomas lock your ankle out and bring yard field goal to help Oak
Isaac Edmondson added 20 points for the Wildcats (6-3), who
scored their most points in a game this season. The Wildcats scored had attempted a 56-yarder in Easterling, Grayson’s father, your leg through as fast as Hill Academy beat Marshall
the first 19 points of the game and held The W scoreless for the first a game. He said the adren- for working with him to help possible. Academy 24-18. That kick
eight minutes. Bethel led 46-31 at halftime. aline was pumping and that him grow as a kicker. He said “I felt it hit on the sweet set the stage for an even big-
Tavonta Jones had a season-high 23 points for The W (1-7). he wasn’t thinking about any- he was so impressed with spot,” Easterling said. “It was ger one in front of an even
D.J. Clark had 16 points for the Owls, who will play host to Southern
thing other than driving the Thomas Easterling’s work pretty perfect kick for me.” bigger crowd.
University – New Orleans at 4 p.m. Saturday. Fans are asked to bring
an unwrapped toy for free admission. football. with his son that he asked Easterling said he didn’t Easterling said he talked
n Women’s basketball team ranked No. 1 for second-straight “My snapper was from Tu- him to be a part of the coach- know the kick was a record to a few college coaches at
week: At Norfolk, Virginia, the women’s basketball team is ranked No. 1 nica. He was one of my good ing staff. until a few plays later. He the practice prior to the All-Star
in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association Coaches Poll. friends, Bailey Melton,” said Craven said he remem- kick was a “special” way to game. He said he also has
The W earned 248 points and is ranked ahead of Florida College
(240), Washington Adventist University (238), the University of Maine-
Easterling, who wore No. 81. bers Grayson Easterling say- end his prep career. Easter- texted several coaches, so
Fort Kent (237), and Paul Quinn College (232). “The holder was from Syl- ing in middle school that his ling called the game “one of he hopes someone will give
va-Bay Academy. He was Tan- goal was to kick in college. the highlights” of a career he him an opportunity to use
Ole Miss ner Cotton. They are pretty
good at what they did.”
Through the years, Craven
said Easterling has honed his
hopes will help him earn a
chance to kick in college.
the “Leg of Thor” at the next
level.
Volleyball team’s Stroup earns AVCA All-Region honor Easterling said Cotton craft and developed the leg Easterling said the expo- “I sure hope (kicking
LEXINGTON, Ky. — Ole Miss volleyball’s Emily Stroup earned
American Volleyball Coaches Association South All-Region honors caught the football and then strength to be nearly automat- sure he gained playing in the the 56-yarder in the All-Star
earlier this week. turned it so the laces are fac- ic in being able to kick the ball All-Star game helped him game) helps,” Easterling
The junior from Fargo, North Dakota, is eligible for All-American ing toward the goal posts. He into the end zone on kickoffs. raise his profile to college said. “Hopefully, it will be an
status, which will be determined later this year. An All-Southeastern said he saw the snap, started He said Easterling also was a coaches. He said the perfor- eye-opener, but you have to
Conference selection as well, Stroup ranked second in the country
in kills, finishing the year with 584. That total broke the single-season his approach, and hit the foot- weapon as a punter when the mance was a fitting ending trust the process, be humble,
record, which she surpassed against No. 12 Florida in mid-October, ball. He said he thought he Raiders needed to play the to his season, especially after keep working, and keep your
replacing herself from 2017 (474). struck it well and that it had a battle of field position. missing a few field goals early grades up, and do your best.”
The honor is the second All-Region nod in her career after garner- chance to clear the goal posts. On Friday, though, the in the season. Follow Dispatch sports
ing the accolade last season.
n Women’s soccer team adds nine players in Class of 2019:
Oak Hill Academy coach only question was whether “At the beginning of the editor Adam Minichino on
At Oxford, Coach Matt Mott announced the addition of nine freshmen Chris Craven, who was at the the “countless hours of prac- season, we had a new snap- Twitter @ctsportseditor

Griffin
in his Class of 2019. The class features players from Illinois, Indiana,
Mississippi, North Carolina, and Tennessee.
Elle Muirhead (Madison Central), Morgan O’Connor (Oxford), and
Jillian Rhian (Presbyterian Christian) are from the state of Mississippi.
CALENDAR
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Prep Basketball
Southern Mississippi Today’s Games played safety and was selected as
a team captain. Heritage Academy “In the All-Star game
New Hope at Shannon
Softball team announces 2019 schedule
HATTIESBURG — The Southern Mississippi softball team will play
26 home games as part of a 54-game schedule in 2019.
Starkville High at Noxubee County
Neshoba Central at West Point
teammate Clay Walters also was se-
lected and played on the Blue team.
Friday night, he showed
“We have made a conscious attempt to have consistency in our
scheduling over the last few years, and with that comes rivalries,”
Aberdeen at Amory
Oak Hill Academy at Winston Academy
“Some other guys said they wanted
to play receiver, so I said they could
he was one of the best
Southern Miss coach Wendy Hogue said. “McNeese State, Nicholls,
and South Alabama are great programs that we go to battle against Columbus Christian at Pickens Academy play that position if they wanted to.
It didn’t matter that much. I just
athletes in this league,
each year. Alabama and Ole Miss are two SEC constants on our sched- Heritage Academy Shootout
ule, and we are looking forward to playing them both again this spring.” At Columbus wanted to have fun.” so I was really proud of
The non-conference portion of the schedule will include six South- Starkville Academy (girls) vs. Madison-Ridgeland Griffin said the last time he
land Conference opponents, five Southwestern Athletic Conference
opponents, two Southeastern Conference opponents, two Sun Belt
Academy, 4 p.m. played safety for extended snaps him.”
Conference opponents, two Ohio Valley Conference opponents, one Starkville Academy (boys) vs. MRA, 5:15 p.m. was against Lamar School in the
Big 12 Conference opponent, one Big Ten Conference opponent, and Jackson Prep (girls) at Heritage Academy, 6:30 p.m. regular season. The Patriots then Heritage Academy football coach
one Northeast Conference opponent. Jackson Prep at Heritage Academy, 7:45 p.m. moved Griffin to outside linebacker, Sean Harrison
USM will play host to the season-opening Black & Gold Invitational Saturday’s Games where he helped solidify a defense
on Feb. 8. Central Arkansas, Jackson State, Houston Baptist and
Tennessee Tech will participate. USM will open the month of March
Starkville at Columbus that proved to be stingy in a run to
by taking part in the Easton Crimson Classic hosted by Alabama in Heritage Academy Shootout a MAIS Class AAA, District 2 title. helped the team more than what he
Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Alabama, Michigan State, and Saint Francis will At Columbus “It felt pretty natural (playing did playing multiple positions.
round out the field. USM will take on Ole Miss in its final non-conference Saturday’s Games safety) because I had played it all of The performance came after
game of the season April 24. Jackson Prep (girls) vs. Starkville Academy, 10 a.m. my junior year,” Griffin said. “I like Griffin suffered a season-ending
Jackson Prep (boys) vs. Starkville Academy, safety. I just like playing defense.” injury against Adams County Chris-
Alabama 11:15 a.m. Griffin said he could have had a tian Academy in the final game of
Baseball team will hold Crimson Tide Winter School MRA (girls) vs. Tishomingo County, 12:30 p.m. third interception, but he admitted the 2017 season.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The Alabama baseball staff will host the MRA (boys) vs. Tishomingo County, 1:45 p.m. to trying to run before he caught “The biggest thing with Moak
Crimson Tide Winter Baseball School on Dec. 21-22 at Sewell-Thomas Oak Hill Academy (girls) vs. West Lowndes, 3 p.m. the ball. Still, he said it was a satisfy- was leadership,” Harrison said. “I
Stadium.
The camp is for players ages 6-14 in the eighth grade or below. It Oak Hill Academy (boys) vs. West Lowndes, 4:15 p.m. ing way to complete a prep football think Moak had an appreciation for
will provide instruction on hitting, fielding, baserunning, and throwing Columbus Christian Academy (girls) at Heritage career that also included an injury football and he has an appreciation
fundamentals, and campers will have a chance to use what they learn Academy, 5:30 p.m. in his sophomore season. for basketball that a lot of these
in live games. Jackson Academy (boys) at Heritage Academy, On Saturday, Griffin capped a other guys don’t have because he
The cost for the two-day event is $175. There is a $10 discount for
siblings who are registered at the same time. The cost includes lunch on
6:45 p.m. highlight reel weekend by taking a missed so much of it due to injuries.
pass from Carter Putt and taking “He and J.R. (Lott) are the two
both days along with a camp T-shirt. Participants will need to bring their
bats, batting gloves, molded cleats, and catcher’s gear (if applicable)
Prep Soccer about three steps to the rim and unluckiest kids I have ever seen
Today’s Matches
and are expected to wear baseball pants or shorts. scoring the winning points in the because it seemed like they were
Those interested in attending the Crimson Tide Winter Baseball Indianola Academy at Columbus Christian, 4 p.m.
final seconds to beat Madison-Rid- hurt every year. They would work
School can sign up at AlabamaBaseballCamps.com. Any questions Louisville at Caledonia, 5 p.m.
regarding registration or the camp in general should be directed to Matt geland Academy. so hard leading up to the season, so
Kosciusko at New Hope, 5 p.m.
Reida by phone at (205) 348-4459 or via e-mail at mreida@ia.ua.edu. “It was kind of just reaction,” I think Moak had that appreciation
Starkville at Madison Central, 5:30 p.m.
n Soccer team’s Welch earns second CoSIDA Academic Griffin said. “I was just trying to get and really showed it.
All-America honor: At Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Senior midfielder Emma Saturday’s Matches
to the rim. Luckily it went in.” “In the All-Star game Friday
Welch earned CoSIDA Academic All-America Women’s Soccer Third Oxford at Columbus, 11:30 a.m.
Team honors for the second year in a row, the College Sports Informa- Heritage Academy continued its night, he showed he was one of the
New Hope at Corinth, 5 p.m.
tion Directors of America announced Thursday. fast start to the basketball season best athletes in this league, so I was
Welch is the Crimson Tide’s first Academic All-American to earn Men’s College Basketball Tuesday with a 49-47 victory against really proud of him.”
the honor multiple times since Kim Zarzour in 2001-02 and is the Saturday’s Games Hamilton. Reid Huskison had 19 Griffin said he isn’t sure if he will
seventh Alabama soccer player to earn the accolade.
The McDonough, Georgia, native was recently named the 2018
Mississippi State vs. Clemson (Newark, New points and Jared Long had 17. play football or basketball in col-
SEC Soccer Scholar-Athlete of the Year. The senior co-captain is Jersey), 3 p.m. This weekend, Heritage Acad- lege. He said he already has been
enrolled in the accelerated master’s program at the Capstone, where Southern-New Orleans at Mississippi University emy will play host to the Heritage accepted to Mississippi State and is
she is pursuing her undergraduate and graduate degree in marketing for Women, 6 p.m. Academy Shootout, a two-day girls leaning toward studying pre-med.
simultaneously, maintaining a 4.0 grade-point average in both. She is Ole Miss at Illinois State, 7 p.m. and boys basketball event featuring Griffin said he loves football a little
also a three-time Southeastern Conference Honor Roll member and a
President Scholar.
Sunday’s Game public and private schools. more than basketball, so he is going
Arizona at Alabama, Noon Heritage Academy coach Sean to leave his options open before he
Junior Colleges Harrison said Griffin excelled in makes a final decision.
Women’s College Basketball numerous roles for the Patriots this “It really hasn’t hit me yet (that
ICC basketball teams split doubleheader Saturday’s Games
season. He said Griffin played free his prep football career has ended),”
The Itawamba Community College basketball teams split a double- Savanah State at Ole Miss, 2 p.m.
header against Snead State C.C. Thursday night. safety, cornerback, outside line- Griffin said. “I think about it every
Tulane at Alabama, 2 p.m.
Shaniyah Buford had 26 points to lead the ICC women to a 76-70 backer, wide receiver, at quarter- day. I worked really hard to get back
Ole Miss at Illinois State, 7 p.m.
victory. Former Columbus High School standout Zaria Jenkins had 12 back out of the Wildcat formation, for the team It was really gratifying
points, while former Starkville High standout Tabreea Gandy had 11 for
the Lady Indians (6-2).
Junior College Basketball and running back. to get back and to stay healthy.”
The ICC men lost 82-57. Cartisco Brown had 12 points for the
Saturday’s Game Harrison said the contributions Follow Dispatch sports editor
Indians (3-5). Men: EMCC at Baton Rouge, 2 p.m. Griffin made in the weight room, at Adam Minichino on Twitter @
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Today 8:30 p.m. — Golden State at Milwaukee, ESPN
SKIING
1 p.m. — St. Joseph’s at Villanova, FS1
1:30 p.m. — Louisville at Indiana, WLOV
MIXED MARTIAL ARTS
5:30 p.m. — UFC 231 Prefight: Holloway vs.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL
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11 p.m. — Hall of Fame Classic, Nevada vs. SOCCER Clemson vs. Mississippi State, ESPN2
1:20 p.m. — Serie A, Juventus vs. Inter Milan, 3:30 p.m. — Northern Illinois at Butler, FS1 NBA
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COLLEGE FOOTBALL ESPN2 4 p.m. — Wisconsin at Marquette, WLOV
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CURLING semifinal, Washington vs. Penn State, ESPNU 2 p.m. — Army vs. Navy, WCBI United vs. Fulham, NBC Sports Network
7 p.m. — Heisman Trophy Ceremony, ESPN
7:30 p.m. — Men’s Curling World Cup: China
vs. U.S., NBC Sports Network
Saturday CURLING
11:30 a.m. — Premier League, Chelsea vs.
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BOXING 8:30 p.m. — Women’s Curling World Cup:
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Comics & Puzzles
DILBERT
Dear Abby
D
EAR ABBY: the baby in this important to me.
Our young- home environ- I have a regular customer
est son ment. Our son who comes in to the restau-
recently married loves his wife rant about twice a month. He’s
a woman who and thought he a pastor and one of the nicest
has an 18-year- could handle the guys I think I’ve ever met.
old disabled challenges that He’ll often bring along people
daughter, “Lau- come with living from his congregation and buy
ren.” The girl’s with Lauren. them dinner. He counsels new
mental level is He now says families and tries to teach
between that of a he thinks it is them the ways of the world.
2- and 4-year- best to end the He counsels angry teenagers,
ZITS old. There have
been physical
marriage, but
he’s uncomfort-
and they listen to him. I have
tremendous respect for him.
confrontations able about giving The problem is, every time
between my new an ultimatum to he comes in, he tries to get
daughter-in-law his wife. He has me to come to his church.
and her disabled
Dear Abby a high-pressure It’s sometimes an hourlong
daughter, which job, and his new conversation. At first I was
are becoming more frequent home environment is taking polite about it and just said no
now that they all live together. a toll on him, physically and thank you. Recently it reached
Our daughter-in-law refuses to mentally. Any advice for him is the point where I said firmly, “I
pursue facilities for Lauren, appreciated. — MOM ON THE don’t need your church.” Abby,
saying she is waiting for her SIDELINES he still persists!
to be transitioned into a group DEAR MOM: I appreciate I don’t know what to do
home and feels much guilt in your concern for the well-be- anymore. I wouldn’t feel
doing so. ing of your son, but if you are right kicking him out of the
GARFIELD Lauren is currently in a day
program, which doesn’t seem
smart, you will remain support-
ively on the sidelines and not
restaurant. Is there a middle
ground? — NONBELIEVER IN
to be helping her. She has insert yourself into this sensi- GEORGIA
definite behavioral issues and tive situation. If your son feels DEAR NONBELIEVER: The
has been put on a higher level so pressured he’s considering pastor may be an evangelical,
of meds that haven’t helped. ending his marriage, he should who feels that it is his duty to
Psychologists, counselors and be telling his wife about it and “spread the word.” The middle
school staff are noncommittal not his mother. ground, since he seems
about offering any help and DEAR ABBY: I’m a 31-year- unable to accept your polite
haven’t advised on how to old waitress and proud refusals, is to have another
address this. atheist. I’m one of the least waitress serve him instead
My concern is, my son and judgmental people I know. of you, if that’s possible. If
his wife now have a 6-month- Who other people love, or how not, ask your manager for
old son, and I worry about they choose to worship isn’t guidance.

CANDORVILLE Horoscopes
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Dec. TAURUS (April 20-May day. A win such as this will keep
7). You’ve wanted to give your 20). What unfolds will confirm you sailing far into next week.
complete trust to someone who it for you; there’s room in your LEO (July 23-Aug. 22).
knows you inside and out and head for many different kinds of When you’re around people who
loves every bit of you. That is ideas and affinities, beliefs and appreciate you and see you for
part of the package this year preferences, systems and skills. who you are, you don’t have to
because you’re willing to do the You can trust in all that’s been actively seek reasons to feel
work to reciprocate. Other high- established and still learn more. good about yourself. But you’re
lights include a formal educa- GEMINI (May 21-June 21). not always around such people.
tional experience, a mysterious You know that you own a lot So do what you can to support
message and an inheritance. more than you care to think yourself.
Libra and Capricorn adore you. about. That’s why you need to, VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22).
Your lucky numbers are: 9, 28, every once in a while, physically Peace within brings peace with-
BABY BLUES 1, 16 and 36. lay your hands on what you out. But how do you find peace
ARIES (March 21-April 19). own. It helps you remember and for something you’re not OK
There was a time when even keeps you from buying things with? It’s a little like reconciling
your very favorite people were you don’t need. the books. Look inside, figure
complete strangers to you. CANCER (June 22-July 22). out what’s not adding up, and
Actually, this is such a time as The best way to keep yourself do what you can to make it
well. You’ll soon meet someone motivated is to choose a task work.
who will be very important to you know you can successfully LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23).
your future. finish over the course of this There are many factors to con-
sider before you embark on an
endeavor, but your age should
not be one of them. You will be
the same age whether you do it
or not. Take a risk.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov.
BEETLE BAILEY 21). You’re a person who must
walk your talk. It’s one of the ba-
sic rules you have for yourself.
Today, as you walk your talk, you
may wonder why you talked so
much! It’s tricky now, but you’re
better off for the ambition.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec.
21). Seek delight. Because if
you know how to move yourself
from one state to a higher one,
you know how to lift others, too.
And one of the best things you
can do for the world today is
raise the mood.
MALLARD FILLMORE CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan.
19). Dreams of hope aren’t
just for the exiled and obviously
oppressed. Everyone needs
the power of hope. But the
better off a person is, the more
specific that hope must be to
maintain a charge. So what’s
your hope?
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb.
18). Books can be wonderful
friends. They can be counted on
for constancy, are completely
nonjudgmental, and usually
bring forth a deeper and brighter
FAMILY CIRCUS mindset than you’d run across
on a typical day.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March
20). Start a project. It doesn’t
have to be a big, important deal.
Anything halfway interesting to
you will do; it’s just something
to help you through a transition,
out of your head and onto a new
way of thinking about life.

Not in my backyard
SOLUTION:
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Religious briefs
try will be accepting applications for Church. Get help, healing and support
Musical Program enrollment beginning Jan. 3 in Starkville for any habit, hurt or hang-up using the
Shiloh Full Gospel M.B. Church, 120
and Jan. 7 in Reform, Alabama. For Christ-centered 12 steps.
19th St. S., hosts a musical at 6 p.m.
more information, call Dr. Michael Boyd,
Dec. 8. Special guests will be Pastor Tim
Bowen and Deliverance, Demario Brown
662-425-8443, Pastor Francisco Brock, Prayer, Free Coffee
662-386-5317 or Pastor Demarco Smith, Mount Zion Missionary Baptist
and Connected, 15th St. COGIC, Gordon
205-722-8505. Church, 2221 14th Ave. N., hosts free
Chapel Dance Ministry, St. James U.M.
Church, Northside and many more. For coffee and a prayer community out-
more information, call Sis. Faye Carr, Keyboard Musician reach service from 8-9 a.m. every fifth
662-549-1228. Union Hopewell Church Family, 150 Saturday. For information, contact Jesse
Spurlock Road, is seeking an experienced Slater, 662-328-4979.
Male Choir Extravaganza/ keyboard player with a reasonable rate

Silent Auction and who loves the Lord. If interested, call Radio Program
Pastor Carlton Jones, 662-386-8789 or Apostles Patrick Perkins invites the
Tabernacle C.M.E. Church, 5925 662-242-6974. public to tune in to WTWG, radio 1050
Tabernacle Road in Ethelsville, Alabama,
AM for Perfecting the Saints Broadcast,
hosts its Male Choir Extravaganza at 6
p.m. Dec. 8. Special guest will be the Worship Services Wednesdays 8:30 a.m.
Open Doors M.B. Church invites the
Sudoku
Mighty Trumpets of Joy. The Silent Auc- YESTERDAY’S ANSWER
tion begins at 5 p.m. with home decor, public to Sunday Morning Worship Ser- Women Prayer, Worship Service Yesterday’sANSWER
answer
homemade baked goods, purses, etc. vices from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. every 1st, 2nd
& 3rd Sunday of each month at the Travis
Church of the Eternal Word, 106 22nd Sudoku
Sudoku is a number-
YESTERDAY’S
1 5 4 6 3 9 8 7 2
available. Refreshments will be served. St. S., holds a prayer and worship service placing puzzle
Sudoku based on
is a number-
Area male choirs and the public is invited Outlaw Sportsplex Center, 405 Lynn every Thursday from 5-6 p.m. Call Marie 6 8 7 1 5 2 3 4 9
a 9x9 grid
placing with based
puzzle severalon

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Lane in Starkville. Sunday School is from Nabors, 662-549-4322 or 662-329- agiven
9x9 grid with several
to attend. numbers. The object 3 9 2 4 7 8 6 5 1
10-10:30 a.m. For more information, call 1234, for prayer requests. given numbers.
is to place The object
the numbers
662-263-7102. 7 4 1 2 8 3 5 9 6
Usher’s/Women’s Day Program is
1 to place
to 9 the
in the numbers
empty spaces
9 2 5 7 6 4 1 8 3
Mt. Pelier M.B. Church, 1162 Mayhew Prayer Ministry 1sotothat
9 ineach
the empty spaces
row, each
Road, hosts its Annual Usher’s Day/ Grief Support Group New Beginning Everlasting Outreach
so that each
column
column
row, each
and each 3x3 box 8 3 6 5 9 1 7 2 4
The Oil of Joy for Grief and Mourning Ministry invites the public to call in with contains the same3x3
and each box
number 2 7 8 3 4 6 9 1 5
Women’s Day Program at 2:30 p.m. Dec. contains the same number
offers a grief support group at 6 p.m. only once. The difficulty
9. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Willie their prayer requests at 662-327-9843. only once. The difficulty 4 6 9 8 1 5 2 3 7
every second Thursday of the month at level increases from
Ford of Old St. Peter M.B. Church in West level increases from 5 1 3 9 2 7 4 6 8
Monday to Sunday.
Point. The public is invited to attend. United Christian Baptist Church, 232
Yorkville Road East. “Making your grieving
Praise and Worship Service Monday to Sunday. Difficulty Level 12/06

Sulfur Springs MB Church holds a
journey easier.” For more information, call
Pastor Anniversary Program 662-327-0604 or e-mail unitedchristian@
praise and worship service the last Friday
United Faith Interdenominational of each month at 7 p.m. For information,
cableone.net. call Pastor Henry Mosley, 662-328-1035.
Ministries, 1801 22nd St. N., hosts its
Pastor’s 53rd Anniversary Program at 3
p.m. Dec. 9. Guest speaker will be the After School Meal Program Prayer Service
Red. Joe Peoples of Stephen Chapel M.B. Project Southside, Inc. and the Dept. Church of the Eternal Word, 106 22nd.
Church. The public is invited to attend. of Education will have a At Risk After St. S., Columbus, holds prayer service
School Meal Program from 3:30-5:45 Thursday nights 5-6 p.m. Contact Marie
Pastor Anniversary Program p.m. Monday-Friday at Southside Church
Gym, 100 Nashville Ferry Road East. For
Nabors, 662-549-4322. Church service
Zion Gate M.B. Church, 1202 5th St. times: Sunday school 10 a.m.; Sunday
more information, call 662-328-0356. worship 11:15 a.m.; Tuesday Bible study
S., hosts its Pastor’s 53rd Anniversary
Program at 8 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 2:30 7 p.m. For information, call Pastor District
p.m. Dec. 16. Guest speakers will be Dr. Fellowship Dinner, Youth Service Elder Lou Nabors, 662-329-1234.
Vernon Swift of Elizabeth Baptist Church Pleasant Ridge Faith Center, 923
in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Dr. Lee Brand Ridge Road, Columbus, hosts a fellow-
ship dinner and youth service every third
Fitness Transformations
Jr. of Beth-el Baptist Church in Starkville The Transformational Church, 2301
and Dr. Melvin Owens of Mt. Zion Baptist Sunday. Jess Lyons Road, hosts boxing lessons
Church in Lafayette, Alabama. The public Mondays and Wednesday from 5-7 p.m.,
is invited to attend. Prayer for Youth weight-loss boot camp Tuesdays and
Every second and third Saturday, Thursdays 5-7 p.m. and both on Satur-
Gospel Choir Musical Pleasant Ridge Faith Center hosts a days 9-11 a.m.
Mt. Peiler M.B. Church, 840 Hwy. 389 prayer for the youth from 2-3 p.m.
in Starkville, hosts its Annual Gospel Youth Fellowship
Choir Musical at 3 p.m. Dec. 16. Praise is Celebrate Recovery The Transformational Church, 2301
the voice of the Soul set free. The public Calvary Church, 514 Lehmberg Road, Jess Lyons Road, hosts Youth Fellowship
is invited to attend. and Meadowview Church, 300 Linden Cir- from 7-8:30 p.m. every Tuesday. Games,
cle in Starkville, host Celebrate Recovery prayer, service, food, & more. Transpor-
Enrollment Applications at 6 p.m. every Sunday at Calvary and tation available. For information, call Iris
Mississippi State School of Minis- at 6 p.m. every Tuesday at Meadowview Roberson, 662-295-7456.

Williams-Sonoma to open Mississippi furniture factory
The Associated Press duction in January. The Williams-Sonoma isn’t and $750,000 for work-
company is a new entrant saying how much it’s er training. Lee County
BALDWYN — A home in northeast Mississip- investing or how much will provide a projected
goods retailer is expand- pi’s upholstered furniture workers will make. Hir- $800,000 in property tax
ing its furniture manufac-
manufacturing industry, ing will be phased over abatements over 10 years.
turing to Mississippi, with
which is a major employ- five years. The Tennessee Valley
plans to hire 350 people.
San Francisco-based er in the region. However, Mississippi Develop- Authority is providing un-
Williams-Sonoma Inc. the company already has ment Authority spokes- specified assistance. ACROSS
announced Thursday that a 900-worker distribution woman Tammy Craft The company is leas- 1 Rough guesses
it will open a factory mak- center in Olive Branch, says the state is provid- ing the building from Tu- 6 Saucer occupant
ing upholstered furniture a Mississippi suburb of ing a $2 million grant for pelo’s Community Devel- 11 Caravan trans-
in Baldwyn, starting pro- Memphis, Tennessee. building improvements opment Foundation. port
12 Juicy fruit
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14 One with a
record
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Test points to Mississippi’s fourth case of deer disease 18 Fiction
19 Actor Wallach
The Associated Press an 18-month-old deer A tissue sample will be The department says 20 Flop
found Nov. 23 in Marshall further tested to confirm it’s tested more than 21 “Was — los?”
JACKSON — Officials County tests positive for the finding. 1,200 deer this fall to 22 Classified
say a fourth case of a de- chronic wasting disease. Two previous cases determine the disease’s 24 Hill workers
bilitating deer disease may The contagious and fatal have been confirmed in spread. 25 Broadcast time
have been found in Missis- neurological disease caus- Issaquena County in the Officials encourage 27 Slam sound 44 Display disdain 23 Equip
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to an iron pin on the
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All ads appear in The Commercial Dispatch,
authorized to sell the Vaughn-Roberson Road;
personal property to sat- run thence North 21 de-
The Starkville Dispatch and cdispatch.com!
isfy the past due and grees 34 minutes East
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STATE OF MISSISSIPPI
COUNTY OF LOWNDES
SUMMONS BY PUBLICA- ants.
TION
to it by the following ten- way a distance of 35.4
feet to an iron pin; run
thence South 55 de-
A&T Tree Service CORINTHIAN LEATHER
Bucket truck & stump sofas with dual re-
FIRST FULL MONTH
RENT FREE! 1 & 2 Bed-
7130 Penny
NOTICE OF SALE IN THE CHANCERY
COURT OF LOWNDES
NOW THEREFORE, no-
tice is hereby given
FRIENDLY CITY MINI-
that
grees 44 minutes east
a distance of 274.0
to an iron pin; run
feet
removal. Free est.
Serving Columbus
since 1987. Senior
cliners, new, burgundy,
oxblood. Barely used!
Purchase price was
room Apts/Townhomes.
Stove & refrigerator.
$335-$600 Monthly.
GREAT LOCATION to
school, clean, 2BR/
1BA, a/c, gas heat, w/d
pincher?
hook up. No pets, no
WHEREAS, the follow- COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI WAREHOUSES will offer thence South 52 de- citizen disc. Call Alvin @ $2400. Will sell both for Credit check & deposit. HUD. 662-327-2798.
ing tenants entered in- for sale, and will sell at grees 38 minutes East 242-0324/241-4447 $1800 or $900/$1000 Coleman Realty, Lv msg after 3rd ring,
to leases with IN THE MATTER OF AN- auction to the highest a distance of 281.3 feet "We'll go out on a limb sep. Serious inquires 662-329-2323. available for showing.
FRIENDLY CITY MINI- THONY A. McGEE, JR. bidder for cash all per- to a point; run thence for you!" only. H 662-798-4375
WAREHOUSES for stor- sonal property in stor- South 17 degrees 38 or C 662-574-0369.
age space in which to CAUSE NO. 2018-0243- age units leased by the minutes West a dis- Houses For Rent: South 7140
store personal property
and
B following tenants at
FRIENDLY CITY MINI-
tance of 208.6 feet to
the Point of Beginning
VICKERS
SERVICE, LLC
TREE
Garage Sales: East 4510 COLEMAN 2BR/2BA, 2300 sqft,
SUMMONS WAREHOUSES 308 and containing 1.75
Tree trimming and re-
INSIDE SALE! 1120 RENTALS very nice w/ 2 car gar-
Shoney Drive Columbus, acres, more or less. moval. Fully insured. TOWNHOUSES & APARTMENTS age, lg back yard. Pets
WHEREAS, default has Free estimates. Hwy 69 South. Third
MS, immediately follow- need approval. $1,050
been made in the pay- THE STATE OF MISSIS- *Now Accepting Credit building from Dollar 1 BEDROOM
ment of rent and
FRIENDLY CITY MINI-
SIPPI ing sale on Alabama Also including a 1997
Street on the 4th day of Spir SIA manufactured & Debit Cards* General. Sat, 12/8, 9-
Call Curt 662-418-0889 12. Great Prices! 2 BEDROOMS
per mo + dep. 662-574-
7879 or 662-328-8655. Use and read
WAREHOUSES pursu- TO: THE HEIRS AT LAW January A.D. 2019. All home Serial No.
ant to said Leases is OF DEBORAH LOUISE auctions are with re-
serve and therefore all
SIAL7496
or 662-549-2902
“A cut above the rest” Garage Sales: North 4520 3 BEDROOMS Houses For Rent: Starkville classifieds
authorized to sell the MOORE, DECEASED 7170
units can be withdrawn I will only convey such LEASE, and your

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personal property to sat- CORNER OF 3rd Ave N.
isfy the past due and You have been made a from the sale at any title as is vested in me Good Things To Eat 2150 & 9th St N. Sat, 12/8,
defendant to a petition time by the auctioneer/ as Substitute Trustee. 6am. Rain or Shine! DEPOSIT 3BR/2BA House, very
any other charges owed
to it by the following ten- for determination of the manager. PEEPLES PECANS H/h & hunting items. AND
nice, 2 mi SW of Stk &
MSU. $1500/mo. dollars will
ants. heirs of Deborah Louise WITNESS MY SIGNA- 754 Pecan Drive 205-515-6579.
NOW THEREFORE, no-
Moore, filed in the
Chancery Court of
Title to the personal
property to be sold is
TURE, this the 27th day
of November, 2018.
Starkville,
Custom cracking,
MS General Merchandise 4600 CREDIT CHECK go further.
believed to be good, but shelling, & blowing your HOVERROUND CHAIR, Houses For Rent: Other 7180
tice is hereby given that
FRIENDLY CITY MINI-
Lowndes County, Mis-
sissippi, by Anthony A. at such sale, FRIENDLY James O. Ford pecans. We also sell needs battery. New. 662-329-2323 SMALL COTTAGE: Lots & Acreage 8600
WAREHOUSES will offer McGee, Jr. CITY MINI-WARE- Substitute Trustee shelled, halved, & $300, Cash Only.
for sale, and will sell at HOUSES will convey pieces! 662-574-1660. 662-386-2915. 1BR/1BA, all appl. incl.
auction to the highest The petition alleges that only such title as is ves- Ford Law Firm 2411 HWY 45 N Water, trash, lawn incl. LOWNDES COUNTY 45
bidder for cash all per- ANTHONY A. McGEE, ted in it pursuant to its P.O. Box 1661 MILLERMATIC 180 wire in lease. Near Stark- acres on Sobley & Dav-
sonal property in stor- JR. is the sole heir at lease with the following 346 N. Broadway General Help Wanted 3200 welder. New. $1200 COLUMBUS, MS ville, Columbus & West is Rd. Excellent hunting.
age units leased by the law of Deborah Louise and its allowed under Tupelo, MS 38802 firm. CASH ONLY. Point. No pets. 1 mile west of Hwy. 69.
Accountant Position - Text, 662-386-2915. $500/mo. $400 dep. Small creek runs thru
following tenants at Moore, deceased, and Mississippi Code Annot- (662) 844-4316 Columbus A/R, A/P,
FRIENDLY CITY MINI- prays that the court ated Section 85-7-121 Commercial Property For App/refs/lease req. property. $1375 per
Payroll, Sales Tax, Sporting Goods 4720 662-242-2923. acre. 205-799-9846 or
WAREHOUSES 903 enter an order that he et seq (Supp 1988). PUBLISH: November 30 Journal Entries, Recon- Rent 7100
Alabama St. Columbus, be recognized as the and December 7, 14, 205-695-2248.
ciliations, Closings for ED SANDERS Gunsmith
MS, at 8:30 am on the sole heir at law of De- B G Williams 21, 2018 multiple companies. COMMERCIAL PROPER- Land For Rent / Lease 7190
4th day of January, A.D. borah Louise Moore, de- N55, N78 Open for season! 9-5, TIES/Retail/Office
Attention to detail & Tues-Fri & 9-12, Sat.
2019. All auctions are ceased. Building & Remodeling 1120 accuracy are req. Com- Over 50 years experi- Spaces starting @ 25 ACRES, Hay or Pas-
with reserve and there- Cleodis Turner $285/mo. Downtown & ture land in Steens for WINTER SPECIAL
petitive salary w/ bene- ence! Repairs, cleaning,
fore all units can be You are summoned to N35 HOME REPAIRS & CON- fits & health insurance. refinishing, scopes East Columbus loca- rent. 662-327-4392. 1.95 acre lots.
withdrawn from the sale appear before the Hon- STRUCTION WORK Send Resumes To: tions. 662-435-4188. Good/bad credit.
at any time by the auc- orable Chancery Court Darecia Shinn mounted & zeroed, 10% down, as low as
WANTED. Carpentry, jobs@ handmade knives. Hunting Land 7200
tioneer/manager. of Lowndes County, Mis- N48 small concrete jobs, prographicsms.com Located: Hwy 45 Alt, $299/mo. Eaton Land.
sissippi, on the 28th electrical, plumbing, OFFICE SPACE: 2,000 662-361-7711
North of West Point, 135 ACRES in Caledo-
Title to the personal day of January, 2019, at Debbie Gardner roof repairs, pressure square feet. 294 nia. $1,400 for hunting
property to be sold is 9:00 a.m., at a hearing N22 CAMGIAN MICROSYS- turn right on Yokahama Chubby Dr. Flexible leas- lease. 662-327-4392.
washing and mobile Blvd, 8mi & turn left on
believed to be good, but to be held at the Court- home roof coating and TEMS has a position ing terms. Available Mobile Homes for Sale 8650
at such sale, FRIENDLY house in Lowndes Dynah Porter opening for a Corporate Darracott Rd, will see now. 662-328-8254.
underpinning. No job sign, 2.5mi ahead shop
CITY MINI-WARE- County, in the City of N133 too small. 549-7031. Accountant. This is a Mobile Homes for Rent 7250 ASSUME PAYMENTS.
HOUSES will convey Columbus, Mississippi, full-time position. on left. 662-494-6218. 3BR/2BA, Singlewide
only such title as is ves- to defend against the Patricia Webber Primary responsibilities HISTORIC DOWNTOWN 3BR/2BA Trailer, New $299/month
SUGGS CONSTRUCTION will include leading the Business Opportunity 6050 Hope school dist. 3BR/2BA Doublewide
ted in it pursuant to its petition filed against N216 Building, remodeling, Columbus Office, Retail,
lease with the following you and/or to show accounting functions Restaurant Space avail- $500/mo & $500 dep. $369/month
metal roofing, painting and overseeing the gen- HISTORIC DOWNTOWN Call between 10a-7p. 4BR/2BA, Doublewide
and its allowed under cause, if any of you can, Sandy Taylor & all home repairs. able. Call 662-328-
Mississippi Code Annot- in Cause No. 2018- N143 eral ledger. For more de- Columbus: 411 Main 8655 or 662-574-7879. 662-386-4292. $400/month
662-242-3471 tails about the position St. Office, Retail, Res- NO TEXT MESSAGES. Call 205-372-7273.
ated Section 85-7-121 0243-B filed in Lowndes
et seq (Supp 1988). County, why Anthony A. WITNESS MY SIGNA- and requirements, go to taurant Space available.
TURE on this the 5th
Tom Hatcher, LLC www.camgian.com/ Call 423-333-1124. Houses For Rent: Northside
McGee, Jr. should not Custom Construction, careers. Send resume NICE 3BR/2BA DBW
Amber Milton be declared the sole day of December, A.D. Restoration, Remodel- to Camgian-HR
7110
Apts For Rent: Northside 7010 MH in North Columbus. NEW DOUBLEWIDE!
E216 heir at law of Deborah 2018. ing, Repair, Insurance Close to schools &
Louise Moore, de- @camgian.com BLUECUTT ESTATES: 3BR/2BA, Central A/C,
claims. 662-364-1769. 520 11TH St. N. - 3BR/2BA, ch/a, double CAFB. $600/mo + Skirting, Delivery, Set-up
Brian Plumb ceased, where you are a FRIENDLY CITY Licensed & Bonded Renovations almost $600 dep. 662-308-
E51 respondent and why MINI-WAREHOUSES garage, chain link & Tie down included.
PCA NEEDED. Part-time, complete. 2BR/1BA, fenced backyard, newly 7781 or 601-940-1397. Only $48,995.
such other relief prayed By: L.O. General Services 1360 but long-term to work Central H&A, fresh
Carl Gardner for should not be gran- remodeled, $115,000. Columbus Home Center
with paralyzed man in paint, new flooring, 662-352-4776. 662-570-1375
E237 ted. In case of your fail- Publish: 12/7, 12/14, MUSIC THEORY LES- his home. Columbus appliances and more.
RENT A fully equipped
ure to appear and de- & 12/21/2018 SONS residents only. If dedic- camper w/utilities &
Taking applications cable from $145/wk -
Chelsey Jones fend, a judgment will be $25 per hour ated to your patients, now. $450/mo + $450 Houses For Rent: New Hope
E244 entered against you LEGAL NOTICE Chords, Scales, Modes call after noon for an in- deposit with good refer- $535/month. Colum-
finding the above-named 7130 bus & County School NEW SINGLEWIDE!
& more! Call Jimbo @ terview. 662-329-3234. ences only. No HUD or 2BR/2BA, Central A/C.
Clyde Washington heir-at-law to be the Substituted Trustee’s 662-364-1687 locations. 662-242-
E222 sole heir-at-law of the Notice of Sale If no answer leave Noweta's Green Thumb pets. Call Long & Long 4BR/2BA, 1.25 Acres 7653 or 601-940-1397. Skirting, Delivery, Set-up
is accepting applica- 662-328-0770. Christopher Hills Sub; & Tie down included.
named deceased voicemail or text.
tions for 2 positions: $197K (15K below ap- Only $32,900.
Coty Grant among other things. You STATE OF MISSISSIPPI FOX RUN COMPANY LLC Rooms For Rent 7450
COUNTY OF LOWNDES delivery personnel & praisal). New Hope Columbus Home Center
E202 are not required to file NEED A Privacy Fence? 1 & 2 BR near hospital.
general help. Driver School District. Avail- 662-570-1375
an answer or other Call JB@662-549-7167 $595-645/mo. Military WEST POINT:
must know the area & able to rent $1,000/
David Kuhn pleading but may do so WHEREAS, on the 2nd Columbus Area Only! discount offered, pet Room - $120/wk.
day of October 2014, have good driving his- mth - must meet minim-
E265 if you desire.
Wanda Logan and tory. Apply in person @ area, pet friendly, and um credit/income re- Large Room (priv entr) -
RETAINER WALL, drive- 1325 Main St. furnished corporate quirements. Military $150/wk. All furnished USED SINGLEWIDE.
Frederick Smith Issued this 5th day of Tommy Logan, ex- apartments available.
ecuted and delivered a way, foundation, con- M-F, 3-5 & SAT, 9-1. families welcome. Move w/ furn, appl, utils & 2BR/1BA. Delivery, Set-
E230 December, 2018. ON SITE SECURITY.
certain Deed of Trust
crete, masonry restora- No phone calls. in ready. Dep $500 plus cable. 662-295-4701. up & Tie down included.
tion, remodeling, base- ON SITE MAINTENANCE. first month’s rent. Hot Only $17,950.
Jasmine Hill CHANCERY COURT OF unto Lori Nail Basham, ON SITE MANAGEMENT.
ment foundation, re- tub, detached apart- Investment Property 8550 662-570-1375.
E257 LOWNDES COUNTY, Trustee for Community
pairs, small dump truck Medical / Dental 3300 24-HOUR CAMERA ment, & large wired
MISSISSIPPI Mortgage & Loan, Inc. SURVEILLANCE.
hauling (5-6 yd) load & shop. Contact James 20% UNDIVIDED in-
Jeffrey Finch Beneficiary, to secure HELP WANTED Benji @ 662-386-4446
demolition/lot cleaning. Thompson @ 662-574- terest (other owner has Campers & RVs 9300
E303 Prepared by: an indebted therein de- Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm.
Burr Masonry 6269. 80%) in beautiful devel-
David L. Sanders MSB# scribed, which Deed of CARE CENTER OF Sat/Sun by appt only.
662-242-0259. opment property at the TOMBIGBEE RV Park,
Jennifer Overpeck 6442 Trust is recorded in the ABERDEEN
Office of the Chancery southeast intersection located on Wilkins Wise
E226 Attorney for Petitioner STUDIO APT for rent. Rd & Waverly Rd. Full
Mitchell, McNutt & Clerk of Lowndes WORK WANTED: of two four-lane high-
Licensed & Bonded-car- 11-7 LPN needed Newly remodeled. Hookups available.
Lavanda Hood Sams, P.A. County, Mississippi in ways, US Hwy 82 and
PRN (as needed) LPN's $400/mth rent & dep US Hwy 45. Equidistant $300/mo. 662-328-
E283 215 5th Street N Instrument found in Bk: pentry, painting, & de- req. Convenient to town
P.O. Box 1366 Mort 2014 Page 22574- molition. Landscaping, & CAFB. No hud. No to Starkville, Columbus, 8655 or 662-574-7879.
gutters cleaned, bush Apply in person at and West point. About
Mary M Williams Columbus, MS 39703- 22577 and Care Center pets. 662-328-2340.
hogging, clean-up work, four miles from Golden
E219 1366
WHEREAS, on the 15th pressure washing, mov-
505 Jackson St,
Aberdeen Apts For Rent: West 7050 Triangle airport. 80% Five Questions:
Mary R Williams PUBLISH: 12/7, 12/14, day of November, 2018, ing help & furniture EOE
owner likely wants to

VIP
E93 & 12/21/2018 the holder of said Deed repair. 662-242-3608 develop. 205-826-
1 Baby Ruth
of Trust substituted and GENERATIONS OF 3225.
Lawn Care / Landscaping

Rentals
Mishunda Mays NOTICE OF PUBLIC appointed James O. VERNON is looking for
E381 HEARING Ford as Substitute 1470 compassionate and Lots & Acreage 8600
Trustee by Instrument energetic LPN’s and
Patricia Sturdivant
E231
Notice is hereby given recorded in the office of JESSE & BEVERLY'S
that the Mississippi En- the aforesaid Chancery LAWN SERVICE. Mow-
RN’s to join our caring
team. If you are as
Apartments 2.28 +/- Acre Lot.
149 Tanyia Lane. Off of
2 People’s
vironmental Quality Per- Clerk in Instrument ing, cleanup, landscap- passionate about long & Houses Lake Lowndes Road.
Temple
mit Board will hold a found in Bk: Mort 2018 ing, sodding, & tree cut- term care as we are,
Ronald Ewing
E66 public meeting on Tues- Page:24394-24395; ting. 356-6525. we welcome you to 1 Bedrooms Has asphalt drive &
parking, 1200 ft. shop
day, at 9:00 a.m. on and apply in person at 2 Bedroooms w/ living area, septic
Shareka Tillman
E3
January 8, 2019 in the
Mississippi Department WHEREAS, default hav-
Painting & Papering 1620 Generations of Vernon,
1050 Convalescent Rd., 3 Bedrooms tank & water meter. No
trailers. $45,000. Call 3 Ernest
Sharon Hawkins
of Environmental Qual-
ity, 515 Amite Street,
ing been made in the
payments of the in-
SULLIVAN'S PAINT
SERVICE
Vernon, AL 35592
or call 205.695.9313 Furnished &
662-574-0345.
Hemingway
E272 Jackson, Mississippi
39201.
debtedness secured by
the said Deed of Trust,
Certified in lead and speak with Human
removal. Offering spe- Resources for more in- Unfurnished 3.5 Acre Lot. 3 estab-

4 Glacier
lished trailer lots. Play-
Thomas Morgan
E8, E10 Consideration will be
and the holder of said cial prices on interior & formation. We have
Deed of Trust, having re- exterior painting, pres- competitive wages, sign
1, 2, & 3 Baths ground. Located on
given to the following quested the under- sure washing & sheet on bonus for nurses, Lease, Deposit Morgan Lane. Off of
Harris Road. Caledonia
WITNESS MY SIGNA- surface mining bond re- signed so to do. On the rock repairs. and uniform allowance. & Credit Check
5 300
TURE on this the 5th lease application: 26th day of December, Free Estimates Schools. $25,000.
day of December, A.D. 2018, I will during the Call 435-6528
Bargain Column 4180 viceinvestments.com 662-574-0345.

327-8555
2018. Ronnie Jones Construc- lawful hours of between
tion, Inc., A1674, Per- 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 Plumbing 1680
Find
39 PIECE set of white
FRIENDLY CITY mit No. P08-007, p.m., at public outcry, dishes, $20. Call Mary
MINI-WAREHOUSES Lowndes County, Mis- offer for sale and will ACME, INC. (662)434-0096. Apts For Rent: Other 7080
By: L.O. sissippi The applicant sell, at the South front Stan McCown
Publish: 12/7, 12/14,
& 12/21/2018
seeks the release of
90% of the perform-
ance bond posted to
door of the Lowndes
County Courthouse at
Columbus, Mississippi,
Licensed Plumber
"We fix leaks."
662-386-2915
6-FEET Christmas Tree.
Still in the box. $25.
1BR/1BA in Historic
Downtown Columbus.
$525/mo. No pets.
What
You’re
cover the reclamation of for cash to the highest Call 662-425-2256 or
662-425-2454. 662-328-8655.
IN THE MATIER OF THE 20 acres of surface bidder, the following de- Stump Removal 1790
ESTATE OF THOMAS mined land located in scribed land and prop- 1BR/1BA located in His-

Looking
CAMERON BAILEY Section 31 and 36, erty situated in Lowndes PROPANE GAS heater. toric Downtown Colum-
Township 16 South, County, Mississippi, to- Clean. Good working bus, Open space, very
CAUSE NO. 2018-0218- Range 17W and 18W, wit: condition. $80. Call nice. $650/mo. 662-
B
For
Lowndes County, Mis- 662-364-2498. 328-8655.
sissippi. Boundary Description-
NOTICE TO CREDITORS Tract 1 1, 2, 3 BEDROOM apart-
All comments must be STOVE. CLEAN. Good ments & townhouses.
THE STATE OF MISSIS-
SIPPI
LOWNDES COUNTY
received by the Office of A tract of land being loc-
Geology no later than ated in the Southeast
December 29, 2018, in Quarter (SE ¼) of Sec-
ALLSTUMP GRINDING
SERVICE
working condition.
$100. Call 662-364-
2498.
Call for more info.
662-328-8254. In Even if you
don’t get out much
order to forward a copy tion 2, Township 17 GET 'ER DONE! DOWNTOWN: 2BR/1BA,
Letters of Administra- of the comments to the South, Range 17 West, We can grind all your
stumps. Hard to reach Farm Equipment & Supplies CH&A, 1 story, W/D,
historic district, 1 block
these days, you can
tion have been granted operator and to incor- Lowndes County, Mis-
and issued to the under- porate the comments in- sissippi and more par- places, blown over
roots, hillsides, back-
4420 from downtown, $625/
mo. + $625 dep. NO CLASSIFIEDS still “go shopping” in the
Classifieds. You can find
signed upon the Estate to the hearing records ticularly described as 2016 JOHN Deere
of Thomas Cameron as required by law. follows: yards, pastures. Free PETS. 662-574-8789.
estimates. You find it, 5100E Tractor, 210 Peaceful & Quiet area. www.cdispatch.com
Bailey, deceased, by the
Chancery Court of For further information, Commencing at an iron we'll grind it! hours. $46,500.
Also, 2016 15ft
exactly what you’ve
662-361-8379 Apts For Rent: Other 7080
Lowndes County, Mis-
sissippi, on the 5th day
write the Mississippi pin marking the South-
Department of Environ- east corner of said Sec-
Kubota Bush hog avail.
205-329-1790.
been looking for.
of November, 2018. mental Quality, Office of tion 2; run thence North Tree Services 1860
This is to give notice to Geology, P. O. Box 45 degrees 37 minutes
all persons having 2279, Jackson, Missis- West a distance of J&A TREE REMOVAL Firewood / Fuel 4450 Find someone to mow the lawn
claims against said es-
tate to Probate and Re-
sippi 39225, or call 1598.1 feet to an iron Work from a bucket
truck. Insured/bonded. FIREWOOD FOR Sale.

(601) 961-5527. pin; run thence South
gister same with the 56 degrees 20 minutes Call Jimmy for a free es- Various lengths. Find someone to clean the house
Chancery Clerk of
Lowndes County, Mis-
Sincerely,
James Matheny
West a distance of
244.5 feet to an iron
timate 662-386-6286. 662-295-2274

sissippi, within ninety Division Director pin; run thence South General Help Wanted 3200 Find that special recliner
(90) days from the first
publication date of this
Mining and Reclama-
tion Division
56 degrees 20 minutes
West a distance of

Notice to Creditors. A 166.5 feet to an iron Buy a computer system
failure to so Probate
and Register said claim
PUBLISH: 12/7, 12/14 pin; run thence North
& 12/21/2018 84 degrees 27 minutes •
will forever bar the West a distance of 25.9 Buy a used car
same. STATE OF MISSISSIPPI feet to an iron pin; run
COUNTY OF LOWNDES thence North 57 de- •
This the 26 day of grees 18 minutes West Buy that rare coin
NOTICE OF SALE
for your collection
November, 2018. a distance of 310.7 feet
to the Point of Begin-
/s/ Kelly Charlene Ray WHEREAS, the follow- ning of the herein de- . . . and lots more
ing tenants entered in-

The CommerCial
Kelly Charlene Ray, Ad- scribed tract; run
ministrator to leases with thence North 57 de-
FRIENDLY CITY MINI- grees 18 minutes West
PUBLISH: 11/30, 12/7, WAREHOUSES for stor- a distance of 333.3 feet

DispaTCh
& 12/14/2018 age space in which to to an iron pin; run
store personal property thence North 16 de-
and grees 35 minutes East
It’s a classified WHEREAS, default has
a distance of 210.1 feet
to an iron pin; run
rule-of-thumb: been made in the pay-
ment of rent and
thence North 58 de-
grees 37 minutes west
516 Main St.
We tell readers FRIENDLY CITY MINI-
WAREHOUSES pursu-
a distance of 210.1 feet
to an iron pin on the
Columbus, MS 39701
what they need
662-328-2424
ant to said Leases is East right-of-way of
authorized to sell the Vaughn-Roberson Road;
to know to buy personal property to sat- run thence North 21 de-
isfy the past due and grees 34 minutes East
what they need. any other charges owed and along said right-of-
to it by the following ten- way a distance of 35.4 www.cdispatch.com
ants. feet to an iron pin; run