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Established 1879 | Columbus, Mississippi

Thursday | December 13, 2018
Business moves with Mary

Cadence Bank building listed for sale again

Plus: Godfather’s coming to Golden Triangle building sells this
time, that may still
Also in
Starkville, a
in Nebraska. Since beginning,
it has expanded to more than

tarkville’s Cadence Bank After months of discussion, be the plan. Godfather’s Pizza 600 restaurants in 40 different
main branch building, aldermen voted against paying “Long-term, we will be open in the states.
located at 301 E. Main St., the $2.55 million purchase may decide to build Midtown develop- Rumors have been circulat-
is again listed for sale. price and instead renovated the a new facility on ment this spring. ing of Ceco Building Systems
The more than 30,000 former City Hall on East Lamp- our Russell Street Midtown developer closing its doors.
square-foot building is listed for kin Street to house the police property, but a this Jeffery Harless Ceco Building Systems,
$2.5 million. It’s at least the sec- department. time, we have no confirmed the 2400 Hwy 45 N., will remain
ond time in four years the bank At the time the city was definitive plans pizzeria plans to in operation, as it has since
has made an earnest effort to considering the bank building for moving from begin construction 1947. The business, which
sell the building. purchase, Cadence officials our existing office at 301 University constructs material for pre-fab-
Mary Pollitz
In 2014, Starkville’s Board of indicated they planned to build on Main Street,” Dr., Suite 2, in the ricated buildings, is moving to
Alderman pursued purchasing a new main Starkville branch Cadence Mississippi coming weeks. a smaller location about three
the building and renovating it on property the bank owns on President Jerry Toney emailed Godfather’s is a pizza chain miles further down Highway
for a new police headquarters. Russell Street. If the downtown to the Dispatch. and buffet that began in 1978 See Business, 6A

Lynn Lane
From the tip jar to a total community effort
projects aim
to improve
traffic flow
Sportsplex, Industrial
Park Road intersections
being widened
By Alex Holloway

The city will soon

initiate a pair of im-
provement projects
to intersections on
Lynn Lane to help
traffic flow.
City Engineer Ed-
ward Kemp said the Kemp
city is adding a left
turn lane for west-
bound traffic to turn
Slim Smith/Dispatch Staff
into the Sportsplex.
Joe Smith, left, and Bruce Hanson, right, help gift-wrap presents with Edna Crusman Wednesday at Columbus Air
Force Base. This year, the Happy Irby Christmas Fund, named for its founder, George “Happy” Irby, will provide “The third lane
gifts of clothing for 350 elementary school students in Columbus and Lowndes County. will allow vehicles to
turn into the Sports-

Happy Irby Christmas Fund to serve plex without backing

up the westbound Sistrunk
lane,” Kemp said.

350 children in its 60th year “We’ll be doing the same thing
from the other direction for vehi-
cles turning onto Logan Drive. It
By Slim Smith they were placed in Happy Fund Board since 1995. will be shorter since there’s less of gift boxes. The box- In fact, it is the 60th “rodeo” for a demand from that direction.”
es were wrapped in the event known as the Happy Irby Kemp said the Sportsplex en-
Bruce Hanson stood aside, watch- green or red gift wrap Christmas Fund, named for the late trance project will also include an
ing as dozens of Columbus Air Force and moved to the side additional exit lane on the main en-
George “Happy” Irby. A former air-
Base personnel flew through a mas- of the room, each trance. He said there will be a left
man, Irby was tending bar in the
sive gift-wrapping project with what according to which turn lane and a straight/right turn
base’s Officer’s Club when he placed
could only be described as military school its recipient at- lane.
Irby a tip jar on his bar in 1958. Just be-
efficiency. tends. “That will help alleviate some
fore Christmas, Irby emptied out the
Plastic bags of clothing flew out of “As you can see, this isn’t our first of the congestion within the park
boxes and onto folding tables where rodeo,” said Hanson, a member of the See Christmas Fund, 6A during the peak hours when every-
one is exiting at one time,” he said.
See Lynn Lane, 6A

Columbus Police Department will go longer without an assistant chief

Latest preferred candidate runs into Dispatch on
lic announcement from
Shelton in November that
for the post after it was
advertised in the fall —
remaining five applicants,
Shelton said he and the
background check issues there would
be no hire
a hire was expected this
including two internal
candidates and one from
hiring committee select-
ed one of the non-local
By Zack Plair ground check of the latest from a re- “I did select a candi- another law enforcement
prospects as the pre-
preferred candidate dis- cent field of date, but the background agency in Columbus. An
appl ica nts investigation did not pan out-of-state candidate ferred candidate.
Columbus Police De- qualified him from con- Starkville Police De-
and the pro- out,” Shelton said. “It later withdrew his name
partment will go a little sideration. cess for fill- Shelton wasn’t suitable for what from consideration, multi- partment completed the
longer without an assis- Police Chief Fred Shel- ing the position is stalled. we needed.” ple city officials said. background check, which
tant chief after the back- ton confirmed to The This comes after a pub- Six initially applied After interviewing the See CPD, 3A

Weather Five Questions Calendar Local Folks Public

1 What did actor Karl Malden endorse Sunday meetings
when he urged television viewers, “Don’t Dec. 14: Board
■ White Christmas
leave home without it?” of Aldermen
at FUMC: Colum-
2 President George W. Bush gave a sur- work session,
prise neck massage to the leader of what bus’ First United
1:15 p.m., City
country during a 2006 summit? Methodist Church,
3 What South American country boasts 602 Main St., pres-
Dec. 17: Board
Stella Bastow a huge underground cathedral carved ents this special ser-
entirely from salt? of Supervisors,
Kindergarten, Annunciation vice with a tradition-
4 Name the five official film ratings of the 5:30 p.m., Ok-
al nativity. Everyone

59 Low 53
Motion Picture Association of America. tibbeha County
is invited to bring a
High 5 What Japanese city is synonymous with gift of canned foods
Rain likely
efforts to stem global warming? Dec. 18: Board
wrapped in white,
of Aldermen,
Full forecast on Answers, 6B or monetary gifts in
5:30 p.m., City
page 2A. white envelopes, to
the altar. Afterward,
Inside food baskets are
packed for those
Business 4B Dear Abby 4B in need. For more
Classifieds 6B Obituaries 5A information, contact
Comics 4B Opinions 4A the church office, Emily Willers, of Maben, is a first-
Crossword 6B 662-328-5252. year teacher at Sudduth.


2A Thursday, December 13, 2018 The Dispatch •

Say What?
Did you hear? “If I’m not throwing up or crying when I finish,
‘Jurassic Park,’ ‘Shining’ added then I didn’t run my best.”
Caledonia High School track and field mem-
ber Caitlyn Nodine. Nodine signed with MUW
to National Film Registry Wednesday. Story, 1B.

This year’s picks bring the total

number of films in the registry to 750
AP Entertainment Writer
The library selected As protectors abandon Trump,
investigation draws closer
movies for preservation be-
cause of their cultural, his-
LOS ANGELES — The toric and artist importance
National Film Registry is since the registry began
turning 30 and will bring in 1988. This year’s picks
in a new crop of films rang- bring the total number of
ing from dinosaurs’ return films in the registry to 750. Though prosecutors
from extinction, a cowboys-
in-love drama and stories
“Brokeback Mountain,”
have implicated the
‘Dirty deeds’: Ex-Trump lawyer
released in 2005, is the
showcasing Native Ameri-
newest film on the regis-
president in a crime, Cohen gets 3 years in prison
try. The Oscar-winning film
The Library of Con- delved into the tragic tale The Associated Press
gress announced Wednes- of two cowboys who fall in they haven’t directly
day that the films “Jurassic NEW YORK — Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s one-time
Park,” ‘’Brokeback Moun-
love and starred Jake Gyl-
lenhaal and the late Heath
accused him of one fixer, was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison for crimes that
tain” and “My Fair Lady” Ledger. included arranging the payment of hush money to conceal his boss’
are among the 25 movies Ang Lee, director of the and ERIC TUCKER
alleged sexual affairs, telling a judge that he agreed time and again to
tapped for preservation film, said he never intend- The Associated Press cover up Trump’s “dirty deeds” out of “blind loyalty.”
this year. ed for “Brokeback Moun- Separately, the legal and political peril surrounding Trump appeared
“These cinematic trea- tain” to make a statement, NEW YORK — to deepen when prosecutors announced that another major piece of the
sures must be protected be- but simply wanted to tell a President Donald investigation had fallen into place: The parent company of the National
cause they document our love story. Trump has now been Enquirer acknowledged dispensing some of the hush money in concert
history, culture, hopes and “To my great surprise, abandoned by two with the Trump campaign to fend off a scandal that could have dam-
dreams,” Carla Hayden, the film ended up striking a of his most powerful aged his bid for the White House.
the Librarian of Congress, deep chord with audiences; protectors, his long- Cohen, 52, shook his head slightly and closed his eyes as a judge
said in a statement. the movie became a part of time lawyer and the pronounced his sentence for evading $1.4 million in taxes, lying about
The national library the culture, a reflection of company that owns Trump’s business dealings in Russia and violating campaign-finance
chose a few more memora- the darkness and light — of the National Enquirer Trump laws in buying the silence of porn star Stormy Daniels and Playboy cen-
ble titles such as “The Shin- tabloid, bringing a perilous investiga- terfold Karen McDougal, who claimed they had sex with the candidate.
violent prejudice and en-
ing,” ‘’Eve’s Bayou” ‘’Hud” tion into his campaign one step clos- Cohen and federal prosecutors have said the payments were made at
during love — in the rocky
and “Broadcast News.” er to the Oval Office. Trump’s direction to influence the election.
landscape of the American
Others on the list include Both Michael Cohen and Amer- “Time and time again, I felt it was my duty to cover up his dirty
heart,” Lee said in a state-
ican Media Inc. now say they made deeds rather than to listen to my own inner voice and my moral com-
1898 film “Something Good ment.
hush money payments to a porn pass,” said a choked-up Cohen, a lawyer who once boasted he would
- Negro Kiss” and “Smoke Steven Spielberg’s 1993
star and a Playboy Playmate for the “take a bullet” for Trump.
Signals” from 1998, along original “Jurassic Park”
with animated films “Hair was a blockbuster and the purposes of helping his 2016 White
Piece: A Film for Nap- top public vote-getter to House bid, an apparent campaign fi- understanding of what occurred and Force One, Trump on April 6 for the
py-Headed People” (1984) make its way into the regis- nance violation. are running head-on into facts agreed first time answered questions about
and “Cinderella” (1950). try this year. The women alleged affairs with to by prosecutors, AMI and Cohen, the reports of $130,000 in hush mon-
Trump, and federal prosecutors say who pleaded guilty to campaign fi- ey paid to porn star Stormy Daniels,
the payments were made at Trump’s nance violations and other crimes issuing a blanket denial to reporters
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Physical address: 516 Main St., Columbus, MS 39701

Mailing address: P.O. Box 511, Columbus, MS 39703-0511
Starkville Office: 101 S. Lafayette St. #16, Starkville, MS 39759
Police sting uses fake Amazon boxes,
SUBSCRIPTIONS GPS to catch would-be thieves
HOW TO SUBSCRIBE An estimated one in 12 Americans service insuranceQuotes.
com surveyed 1,000 peo-
Chief Michael Kelly told
The Associated Press that
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Online.......................................... has had a holiday package stolen ple and extrapolated that
26 million Americans have
locations for cameras and
boxes were selected us-
By DAVID PORTER stall doorbell cameras and had a holiday package sto- ing the city’s own crime
RATES The Associated Press plant dummy boxes with len from their home. That statistics and mapping of
Daily home delivery + unlimited online access*..........$13.50/mo. GPS tracking devices at would be nearly one in 12 theft locations provided
Sunday only delivery + unlimited online access*...........$8.50/mo. The explosion in on- homes around the city. Americans. by Amazon.
Daily home delivery only*.................................................$12/mo. line shopping has led to They didn’t have to Amazon — which is “Most of the package
Online access only*.......................................................$8.95/mo. porch pirates and stoop wait long Tuesday for providing equipment free thefts we’ve made ar-
1 month daily home delivery................................................... $12 surfers swiping holiday someone to take the bait. for the Jersey City pro- rests on revolve around
1 month Sunday only home delivery........................................ $7 packages from unsuspect- “We had a box out on gram — declined to pro- (closed-circuit TV) or pri-
Mail Subscription Rates....................................................$20/mo. ing residents. The cops in the street for three min- vide figures on how many vate surveillance cameras
* EZ Pay rate requires automatic processing of credit or debit card. one New Jersey city are utes before it was taken,” packages are reported that give us a still image,”
trying to catch the thieves said police Capt. James stolen or missing, as did Kelly said. “With the bait
with some trickery of Crecco, who is overseeing UPS and FedEx. packages, some will be
The Commercial Dispatch (USPS 142-320) their own. the mission. “We thought “We absolutely report under video surveillance,
Published daily except Saturday. Entered at the post office at Columbus, Mississippi.
Periodicals postage paid at Columbus, MS Police in Jersey City, it was a mistake at first.” them to local law enforce- and some will have GPS.”
POSTMASTER, Send address changes to: across the Hudson River The suspect was ment when we hear of No homeowner is im-
The Commercial Dispatch, P.O. Box 511, Columbus, MS 39703
Published by Commercial Dispatch Publishing Company Inc., from New York, are team- caught, Crecco added. them, and we encourage mune. Crecco said his
516 Main St., Columbus, MS 39703 ing up with Amazon to in- Exact figures on porch our customers to do the mother was a victim of
thefts are hard to come by. same,” UPS spokesman a package theft. So was
FIVE-DAY FORECAST FOR THE GOLDEN TRIANGLE A company commissioned Glenn Zaccara said. Mayor Steven Fulop,
by comparison-shopping Jersey City Police according to his spokes-


Mild with heavy rain Cloudy with a little rain A couple of showers in Partly sunny Times of clouds and sun
and a t-storm the morning
60° 44° 53° 41° 56° 36° 56° 33°
Magnitude 4.4
Columbus Wednesday
80° (1949)
7° (1962) jolts Tennessee;
Month to date
Normal month to date
felt in Atlanta
Year to date 60.96 The Associated Press
Normal year to date 52.52
In feet as of Flood 24-hr. An earthquake that struck
7 a.m. Wed. Stage Stage Chng.
Amory 20 13.65 -0.39
eastern Tennessee early
Bigbee 14 10.09 +0.50 Shown are tomorrow’s noon positions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day. Wednesday could be felt as
Columbus 15 9.38 -0.41 Showers T-Storms Rain Flurries Snow Ice Cold Warm Stationary Jetstream far away as Atlanta, the U.S.
Fulton 20 16.07 -0.72
Tupelo 21 2.33 -0.67
-10s -0s 0s 10s 20s 30s 40s 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s 110s
Geological Survey said.
The light earthquake
LAKE LEVELS City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W
In feet as of 24-hr. Atlanta 55/48/r 55/45/r Nashville 56/47/r 53/40/r occurred about 4:15 a.m.,
Boston 43/38/c 47/34/r Orlando 79/63/c 74/55/c
7 a.m. Wed. Capacity Level Chng.
Chicago 43/31/r 43/30/pc Philadelphia 51/47/c 54/40/r and was centered about 7
Aberdeen Dam 188 164.81 -0.16 Dallas 48/36/r 59/37/s Phoenix 70/49/s 72/49/c miles northeast of Decatur.
Stennis Dam 166 140.33 -0.16 Honolulu 81/70/s 81/69/s Raleigh 53/51/r 61/43/r
Bevill Dam 136 136.32 +0.10 Jacksonville 73/62/r 71/48/c Salt Lake City 40/31/pc 44/28/pc About 15 minutes later, a
SOLUNAR TABLE Memphis 57/45/r 52/38/r Seattle 53/41/r 52/44/c 3.3 magnitude aftershock
The solunar period indicates peak feeding times for
Weather(W): s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, r-rain, sf-snow flurries, sn-snow, i-ice.
fish and game.
Major Minor Major Minor SUN AND MOON MOON PHASES According to the USGS,
Thu. 5:14a 11:25a 5:36p 11:47p THU FRI FIRST FULL LAST NEW the Eastern Tennessee
Fri. 5:58a 12:09p 6:20p ---- Sunrise 6:49 a.m. 6:50 a.m.
Sunset 4:46 p.m. 4:47 p.m. seismic zone is one of the
Forecasts and graphics provided by Moonrise 11:23 a.m. 11:55 a.m. most active earthquake ar-
AccuWeather, Inc. ©2018 Moonset 10:33 p.m. 11:28 p.m. Dec 15 Dec 22 Dec 29 Jan 5 eas in the Southeast.
Thursday, December 13, 2018 3A


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Fire rating could reduce Columbus home insurance rates

Class 3 rating emergency call, firefight-
ers are outfitted and in
firefighters do,” Andrews
said. “They work diligent-
work with. We are a team.
We are certainly proud of
places CFR among the vehicle in less than 60
seconds. Whenever the
ly hard. They train and the rating we got. But the
sacrifice themselves. I work has just begun. We
top five in state station receives a fire call,
they are loaded in 90 sec-
feel like they are the best will never stop to provide
bunch of people that I can the best service we can.”
BY MARY POLLITZ onds. In years past, An- drews said, that process
would take between two
Colum- and three minutes.
bus Fire Improved turn-out
and Rescue time has translated to
now boasts better overall response
a Class 3 rat- times, Andrews said,
ing from the though he did not provide
Mississippi specifics on that front.
State Rat- Not only are firefight-
ing Bureau, Smith Mary Pollitz/Dispatch Staff ers getting to destina-
city officials announced Columbus Fire and Rescue Chief Martin Andrews tions quicker, Andrews
in a press conference announces the department’s new Class 3 rating during
a press conference at Regal Hall Wednesday morning. said, they are arriving
Wednesday at Regal Hall. with more manpower.
The new rating im- The Mississippi State Rating Bureau rates departments
every five years on a scale of one to 10, with 10 being Five years ago, a resi-
proves CFR from a Class dential fire warranted
the worst. CFR was previously rated a Class 4.
4 department and places two fire trucks. Now, An-
it among the five high- we can be at all times for
est-rated fire departments the city of Columbus.”
How CFR has improved drews sends four trucks
Since the last CFR re- with 15 personnel, while
in the state. Most notably, Every five years, the commercial fire respons-
view in 2013, the depart-
the new rating could save Mississippi State Rating es include five trucks
city homeowners up to 20 ment has become the only
Bureau evaluates fire de- rather than three used in
percent on insurance pre- nationally accredited mu-
partments and assigns past years.
miums. nicipal fire department in
them a score from 1 to 10, Andrews, though
Ratings are based on the state, with less than
with 10 being the worst. proud of the new rating,
response times, training, 300 departments accred-
According to a bureau said he is now trying to
available equipment and ited nationwide.
representative, CFR is fine-tune the department
facilities, record keeping now among four Class 3 Andrews said the Cen-
ter for Pubic Safety Ex- to again improve its rat-
and emergency commu- departments, including ing and qualify for nation-
nication, among other Jackson, Biloxi and South- cellence, a national orga-
nization, will review CFR al re-accreditation.
factors. aven. The highest-rated “I understand the
“When I came (to department is Class 2 in in August for re-accredi-
tation. He largely credits public might not see and
CFR) in 1987, we stayed Gulfport. understand exactly what
a Class 5 until 2012,” CFR Departments in CFR’s improvement in
Chief Martin Andrews Starkville and Tupelo re- the fire rating to its ac-
said Wednesday. “At that main Class 4. creditation status.
time, I was assistant chief “My hat is off to Chief In addition, CFR has
when we went to a 4. Now Andrews and his staff at also added a new lad-
to become Class 3 under Columbus Fire and Res- der truck, two medical
my leadership is just over- cue,” Mayor Robert Smith trucks, a used front-line
whelming. I cannot take said. “Because of your pumper truck and will
credit myself. There are intense training, intense get a new pumper truck
others that have helped skill and intense devotion in 2019 once it has been
us. to do your job, we are pro- manufactured. With the
“(CFR firefighters) are tected every day of the additional vehicles pur-
the driving force,” he later year.” chased and used by CFR,
added. “They work hard Smith said citizens it increased its manpower
day-in and day-out. They must contact their in- and accessibility, which
give their life. I love and surance agents to take included adding 12 new
respect each and every advantage of decreased firefighters.
one of them. I’m kind of a homeowners insurance Andrews said his staff
different chief. I believe in premiums from the new has cut its turn-out time
pushing and pushing and fire rating. If they don’t — the time between re-
pushing, and I believe in contact their agent, they ceiving a call and leav-
being the best that we can may not realize the sav- ing the station — in half.
be. We have to be the best ings. Now, if there’s a medical

Continued from Page 1A
unearthed pertinent in- unlikely the city will ad- before being promoted to
formation the applicant vertise again for the po- chief in January.
didn’t disclose during the sition for at least several Though Shelton said
interview. months. it’s been “a challenge” to
“With a position like The assistant chief job be without an assistant
this, since it’s adminis- pays $66,000 annually. chief for so long, he isn’t
tration, we normally get Columbus hired Ed- in a rush to fill the posi-
an outside agency for the rick Hall in May as assis- tion.
background checks rath- tant police chief following “I want to make sure
er than do it ourselves,” a previous advertisement
we get the most suitable
Shelton said. requesting applications.
candidate,” he said. “Not
The chief said he did He began work July 8 but
not select an alternate resigned two weeks later, having an assistant chief
choice from the applicant citing “family issues,” be- means I don’t ever really
field, adding the city’s fore returning to his pre- get a break, but we have
human resources depart- vious position as Indiano- two good captains — one
ment notified all appli- la police chief. in investigation (Stacey
cants this week that they Before that, Shelton Deans) and one in patrol
would not be hired. served almost two years (Rick Higgins) — who are
Mayor Robert Smith as either assistant chief stepping up and helping
told The Dispatch it’s or interim police chief out when they can.”

Around the state

Man hurt after train,
car collide
BILOXI — A man has
been hurt after a freight
train collided with his ve-
hicle at a railroad crossing
in Mississippi.
Biloxi Police Maj. Chris
De Back says it happened
Wednesday in Biloxi. He
says the victim is in his
80s and he went to cross
the railroad tracks and
failed to stop for the train.
De Back says as he contin-
ued, the train’s conductor
was unable to stop and the
vehicles collided.
The car was pushed
about 25 yards east of the
intersection before com-
ing to a stop.
De Back says the man,
the only person in the car,
was taken to an area hos-
pital for treatment. The ex-
tent of his injuries was not
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Our View

From a modest start,

Happy Irby fund is an
example of how we
can all help
In keeping with the spirit of the season, we take
note of the many opportunities we have to help the
less fortunate, often through large, well-organized
On Wednesday, Columbus Air Force Base per-
sonnel and their families participated in one of those
programs — wrapping presents as part of the Happy
Irby Christmas Fund, which provides gifts of clothing
to needy elementary school children throughout the
city of Columbus and Lowndes County.
Now, in it’s 60th year, the Happy Irby Christmas
Fund is a well-organized, year-round enterprise with
volunteers and a board that manages its funds.
But it didn’t start out that way, which may be the
most important lesson to be learned from this effort.
In 1958, George Happy Irby, a former airman him-
self, was tending bar at the officer’s club at Columbus
Air Force Base when an idea came to him. He wanted
to do something to help the poor folks around town,
especially kids and senior citizens. So he sat up a tip
jar at the bar and began collecting change.
Near Christmas, he emptied out the tip jar, using
the money to buy fruit baskets for the old folks or
stuff a few bills into envelopes that he passed out to
It was anything but organized. It was just one man
figuring out a way to help others.
This year, the Happy Irby Christmas Fund spent
$13,000 to provide gifts for 350 children. No one
would be happier than Happy, who died in 2009 at
the age of 94, still committed as ever to the fund that
bears his name.
Wednesday, 14th Flying Training Wing Command-
er Col. Samantha Weeks joined about 40 airmen and
their families to wrap this year’s presents.
She paused to note how it all began and the lesson
we can all take from it.
“Happy Irby chose to give back to those who were
less fortunate, even though he wasn’t some rich
philanthropist,” Weeks said. “He just had it in his
heart to figure out how to give what he could. That’s
what he is still showing us all these years later. I think
we all just need to follow George’s example and figure
out where we can give and realize that even a small
amount makes a gigantic difference to somebody
Our community is blessed to have an abundance of
worthy charities who respond to the needs of the less
fortunate in our community. We encourage everyone
to give what they can to support these efforts.
But we also encourage everyone to remember
Happy Irby’s lesson.
You don’t have to have an organization, fund-rais-
ers, a board of directors to help a neighbor in need.
Do what you can. It matters.
And, as Irby might say, it’s a great way to have a
“Happy” Christmas.

State of the Nation

Mueller probe: If convictions equals success,

Whitewater was a triumph
President Donald probe “substantial beginning of the probe, held Susan McDougal, James real-estate project in Russia.
Trump-haters sal- assistance.” The fil- the No. 3 position in the Justice McDougal’s former wife, was a But since virtually every polit-
ivated over special ing described Flynn Department. He admitted partner in the Whitewater land ical pundit predicted Trump’s
counsel Robert as “one of the few to stealing from clients and deal and in Madison Guaranty. landslide defeat in 2016, why
Mueller’s recent people with long- partners of his law firm and She was convicted of four felo- the surprise that Trump was
filings on ex-Trump term and firsthand pled guilty to mail fraud and ny fraud counts, but refused to simultaneously working on his
campaign manag- insight” into Muel- tax evasion. He was sentenced cooperate with the Whitewater next act? As for the accusation
er Paul Manafort ler’s investigation. to 21 months in prison. He was prosecutors. McDougal was that Trump directed Cohen
and Trump former But did Flynn give later indicted on an additional sentenced to 18 months in jail to make payments to prevent
lawyer/”fixer” evidence of a Trump 18 charges after resigning on a civil contempt charge, his relationships with Daniels
Michael Cohen. In “collusion” or con- from the DOJ. The New York but still has refused to answer and McDougal from coming
both cases, Muel- spiracy with Russia Times reported: “Some money questions before a grand jury. to light during the campaign,
ler recommends Larry Elder to win the election Hubbell received in 1994, for She was later charged with what happened to the Bill
lengthy sentences, — the purpose the which the prosecutor said he criminal contempt and ob- Clinton defense — “Everybody
having accused Mueller investiga- did ‘little or no work,’ might struction of justice. President lies about sex”? Trump critics
them of committing crimes, tion? So far, the investigation have been given to discourage Clinton gave her a full pardon simultaneously called him
including, in the case of Cohen, has resulted in the convictions him from being more candid in the final hours of his presi- an idiot and the conductor of
that Trump directed him to of several Trump associates. with investigators. ... Much of dency. a scheme intended to break
violate campaign finance laws Not one of the convictions, the income Hubbell received Hillary Clinton called her campaign finance laws by
in paying off porn star Stormy however, has had anything in 1994 came from contracts husband a victim of a “vast using his own money to pay off
Daniels and Playboy Playmate to do with a Trump-Russian arranged by close friends and right-wing conspiracy.” Bill mistresses.
Karen McDougal. “collusion.” supporters of the Clintons, sug- Clinton adviser Paul Begala The Department of Justice’s
If true, is an impeachable If the definition of a success- gesting to investigators that called independent counsel Office of Legal Counsel, in
offense? ful special counsel or special Hubbell may have been given Ken Starr “corrupt” and his in- 2000, wrote, “The indictment
In 2013, the Federal Election prosecutor is the number of money to discourage him from vestigation a “witch hunt” and or criminal prosecution of
Commission leveled a $375,000 convictions he or she obtains, cooperating with the White- “a scuzzy investigation” based a sitting President would
fine against President Barack then the Whitewater investiga- water independent counsel’s on “leaks and lies and manufac- unconstitutionally undermine
Obama’s 2008 presidential tion into an allegedly crooked office.” tured evidence.” Clinton senior the capacity of the executive
campaign for failing to proper- Arkansas real-estate deal and James McDougal, Clinton strategist Rahm Emanuel com- branch to perform its consti-
ly report almost $2 million in a crooked Little Rock bank was friend and Whitewater busi- plained of the “partisan pursuit tutionally assigned functions.”
2008 campaign contributions, an unmitigated success. True, ness partner, operated Mad- of the president.” The differ- The recourse is impeachment
along with other violations. No that probe’s big targets, Bill ison Guaranty Savings and ence is that the Whitewater and then removal from office,
criminal prosecutions. Nobody and Hillary Clinton, were not Loan, the bank under investi- convictions, as opposed to the following a trial in the Senate.
went to jail. charged, but the investigation gation. Madison failed in 1989, Mueller probe convictions at Unless the Mueller report con-
In the case of President resulted in 14 convictions, costing taxpayers $60 million. this point, specifically related tains a lot more than what we
Trump’s former national secu- including the then-governor of McDougal was convicted of to the purpose of the probe. know, so far, neither is likely.
rity adviser, Michael Flynn, Arkansas. 18 felony counts related to bad Clearly, some Trump asso- Larry Elder is a best-selling
who pled guilty to lying to the Webster Hubbell, Hillary loans made by his bank. After ciates broke laws, and real-es- author and nationally syndicat-
FBI, the special counsel recom- Clinton’s former law partner at his conviction, McDougal tate developer Trump perhaps ed radio talk-show host. To find
mends no jail time. Flynn, ac- Little Rock’s Rose Law Firm, agreed to cooperate with the made misleading statements out more about Larry Elder,
cording to the filing, gave the was convicted. Hubbell, at the special prosecutor. about a proposed deal for a visit
The Dispatch • Thursday, December 13, 2018 5A

Area obituaries
Moodie Business Sykes Funeral Home. She is survived by
Helen Mae Logan
OBITUARY POLICY School. She was for- Lee-Sykes Funeral her husband, Jesse Lee Helen Mae Logan, 94, passed
Obituaries with basic informa-
merly employed as a Home is in charge of Blankenship of West away on Monday, December 10,
tion including visitation and
service times, are provided service assistant with arrangements. Point; son, Michael 2018, at her home in Columbus,
free of charge. Extended obitu- Southern Bell Tele- Ms. Harris was Blankenship of West MS.
aries with a photograph, de- phone and Telegraph born July 2, 1962, in Point; daughters, Visitation will be Saturday,
tailed biographical information Company and was a Shuqualak, to the Sharon Leigh Bethany December 15, 2018 from 10:00
and other details families may member of First Baptist late Mae Rose Harris of Bartlett, Tennessee AM – 11:00 AM at Lowndes
wish to include, are available Stennis and Willie Lee Funeral Home, Columbus, MS.
Church in West Point. and Rosemary Brown
for a fee. Obituaries must be
submitted through funeral
In addition to her Hunt. She was formerly of West Point; broth- A funeral service will follow at
homes unless the deceased’s parents, she was pre- employed in the manu- er, Glen Forrester of 11:00 AM in the Lowndes Fu-
body has been donated to ceded in death by her facturing industry. Pheba; sisters, Joann neral Home chapel with Pastor
science. If the deceased’s husband, Clifton Carter In addition to her White of West Point; Steve Joiner of the First Church of the Naza-
body was donated to science, Jr.; and brother, B.W. parents, she was four grandchildren; rene officiating. Interment will be at Memorial
the family must provide official Betts Jr. preceded in death by six great-grand- Gardens, Columbus, MS with Lowndes Funeral
proof of death. Please submit Home directing.
Pallbearers will be her sisters, Martha children; and two
all obituaries on the form pro-
vided by The Commercial Dis- the deacons of First Rose Harris Castillo; great-great-grandchil- Mrs. Logan was born January 12, 1924, in
patch. Free notices must be Baptist Church. and brother, Stacy Will dren. Birmingham, AL, to Elaine and George W. Sim-
submitted to the newspaper Memorials may be Stennis. Pallbearers will be mons, Jr. She married Albert “Terry” Logan, July
no later than 3 p.m. the day made to First Baptist She is survived by Ryan Weston, Steven 04, 1942. Together they moved to Columbus, MS
prior for publication Tuesday Church, P.O. Box 794, her sisters, Sandra Brown, Sean Brown, and became members of the First Church of the
through Friday; no later than 4 West Point, MS 39773. Overstreet of Shuqual- Nazarene. They raised their family in Columbus
p.m. Saturday for the Sunday Ron Horner, Sam White
ak, Lorraine Fox of as she enjoyed a long working career as a sales
edition; and no later than 7:30 and Runal White.
a.m. for the Monday edition. Mary Bobbett Katy, Texas and Mon- associate with Eggers, Woolco and Ruth’s Cloth-
Incomplete notices must be WEST POINT — ica Rhodes of Tusca- ing Stores in Columbus. Mrs, Logan also worked
received no later than 7:30 Mary Lucille Holder loosa, Alabama; and with Bosch until her retirement. She loved to
a.m. for the Monday through
Bobbett, 85, died Dec. brothers, Michael Har- travel, enjoyed shopping and spending time with
Friday editions. Paid notices
8, 2018, at North East ris of Harvey, Louisiana her friends, children, grandchildren and church
must be finalized by 3 p.m. for
Mississippi Hospital in and Edgar Stennis Jr. of family.
inclusion the next day Monday
West Point. Snellville, Georgia. She was preceded in death by her loving hus-
through Thursday; and on
Friday by 3 p.m. for Sunday Services will be at 11 band, Albert “Terry” Logan in 1977; and her par-
and Monday publication. For a.m. Friday at New Zion Bobby Sharpe ents.
more information, call 662- M.B. Church in Bay COLUMBUS — Bob- Her life will forever be cherished in the lives
Springs. Visitation will by Joe Sharpe, 62, died of the family she leaves behind; son, Michael Lo-
be from 6-9 p.m. at the Dec. 9, 2018, in Colum- gan of Columbus, MS; daughters, Marilyn Logan
Bessie Smith church. Lee-Sykes Fu- bus. of White Bear Lake, MN and Rebecca (Lance)
STARKVILLE — neral Home is in charge Services will be at 3 Mitchner of Bolivia, NC; sister, Doris Robinson
Bessie B. Smith, 89, of arrangements. p.m. Saturday at Ham- of Millport, AL; grandchildren, Traci Wahman,
died Dec. 8, 2018, in ilton Funeral Home Amy Wahman Hyser, Justin Mitchner, Rebecca
Jackson. Chapel in Hamilton, Lynn Logan and Terry Logan; great-grandchil-
Services will be at 1
Oren Vaughn Alabama. Burial will dren, Anthony Logan Tidwell, Cecilia Tidwell,
COLUMBUS — Sam Hyser and Savannah Hyser.
p.m. Saturday at First Oren B. Vaughn, 46, follow at Love Joy Cem-
John M.B. Church with etery. Visitation will Pallbearers will be Bernarr Howell, Roger
died Dec. 12, 2018, at Tousley, Bruce Williams, Lonnie Clardy, Arky
the Rev. Derwood Mi- his residence. be one hour prior to
nor officiating. Burial services at the funeral Beal and Billy Woods.
Arrangements are Honorary Pallbearers will be Tommy Beat-
will follow at Tibbee incomplete and will be home. Hamilton Funer-
Cemetery in West al Home is in charge of ty, Cecil Pew and Mrs. Logan’s nurse and spe-
announced by Lee- cial friend - Delois Malone, as well as, the whole
Point. Visitation will be Sykes Funeral Home. arrangements.
from 1-5 p.m. Friday He is survived by Malone family.
at Century Hairston his daughters, Crystal In lieu of flowers, the family requests that
Funeral Home Century Howell Austin Sharpe Wisham, Char- memorials may be made to The First Church of
Hairston Funeral Home COLUMBUS — ity Fowler and Amber the Nazarene, 419 10th Street N., Columbus, MS
is in charge of arrange- Howell Austin died Sharpe; sons, Jacob 39701.
ments. Dec. 12, 2018, at his Sharpe, Jody Wisham, Compliments of
Ms. Smith was residence. Billy Sharpe and De- Lowndes Funeral Home
Arrangements are
born Feb. 28, 1929, vario Mccaa; and eight
in Tibbee, to the late incomplete and will be grandchildren.
Sam Smith and Carrie announced by Lowndes
Funeral Home.
Ervin. She was former- Marcell Blankenship
ly employed with Garan WEST POINT —
Factory. Leslie Strait Mary Marcell Blanken-
COLUMBUS — ship, 84, died Dec. 11,
Margaret Carter Leslie D. Strait, 66, 2018, at Dugan Memo-
WEST POINT — died Dec. 12, 2018, at rial Home.
Margaret Betts Carter, Baptist Memorial Hos- Services will be at 2
91, died Dec. 6, 2018, pital-Golden Triangle. p.m. Friday at Robinson
at North Mississippi Arrangements are Funeral Home Chapel
Medical Center in West incomplete and will be with the Rev. Dwight
Point. announced by Lowndes Lindsey officiating.
Services will be at 2 Funeral Home. Burial will follow at
p.m. Tuesday at Calvert Greenwood Cemetery.
Funeral Home Chap- Jacqueline Harris Visitation will be from
el with the Rev. Dale SHUQUALAK — 4-7 p.m. Thursday at
Funderburg officiating. Jacqueline Harris, 56, the funeral home. Rob-
Burial will follow at died Dec. inson Funeral Home is
Greenwood Cemetery. 6, 2018, at in charge of arrange-
Visitation will be two her resi- ments.
hours prior to services dence. Mrs. Blankenship
at the funeral home Services was born Oct. 21, 1934,
Calvert Funeral Home will be at to the late Rosie Oletha
is in charge of arrange- 11 a.m. Fri- Martin and Thomas
ments. day at First Jefferson Forrester. She
Mrs. Carter was Baptist was a member of Lone
born April 6, 1921, in Wahalak Oak Baptist Church.
West Point, to the late with the Rev. Marcus In addition to her
Burkett Warren and Lawrence officiating. parents, she was
Mary Emma Vail Betts Burial will follow at the preceded in death by
Sr. She was a graduate church cemetery. Vis- her brothers, David
of West Point High itation will be from 1-5 Forrester and Billy
School and attended p.m. Thursday at Lee- Forrester.

Florida school massacre panel

recommends arming teachers
The Associated Press Pinellas County Sheriff “We have to give people
Bob Gualtieri, the commis- a fighting chance, we have
FORT LAUDERDALE, sion’s chairman, pushed to give them an opportuni-
Fla. — The panel inves- the measure at the Talla- ty to protect themselves,”
tigating the Florida high hassee meeting. He said Gualtieri said. He said
school massacre recom- most deaths in school there aren’t enough offi-
mended Wednesday that shootings happen with- cers or money to hire one
teachers who volunteer in the first few minutes, for every school, but even
and undergo extensive before officers on and off then officers need backup.
background checks and campus can respond. He “One good guy with a gun
training be allowed to carry said suspect Nikolas Cruz on campus is not enough.”
concealed guns on campus stopped to reload his AR- The state teachers
to stop future shootings. 15 semi-automatic rifle five union and PTA have pre-
The Marjory Stoneman times, all of which would viously expressed opposi-
Douglas High School Pub- have been opportunities tion, saying teachers are
lic Safety Commission for an armed teacher to hired to educate, not be
voted 13-1 to recommend shoot him. police officers.
the Legislature allow the
arming of teachers, say- I don’t want flowers at my funeral. I want
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Christmas Fund
Continued from Page 1A
jar and used the money for Air Force Base and des-
gifts for a handful of needy ignated gift-wrapper at
kids in the community. home for her family of four.
Sixty years later, one “Of course, it’s me that
of the oldest Christmas does the wrapping,” Weeks
events in the Golden Trian- said. “My mom was the di-
gle is a far cry from its tip rector of the Red Cross in
jar days. Now, the Happy our hometown, so I’m very
Irby Christmas Fund relies familiar with Christmas
on two annual fundraisers wrapping. Actually, I find it
— a golf tournament in the relaxing to do it.”
spring and a wine-tasting Weeks said partici-
event in the fall. pating in Wednesday’s
“The number of chil- gift-wrapping project is
dren we can help has one of many things the
grown a lot over the base does to help create
years,” Hanson said. “Ob- a sense of the Christmas
viously, to do that, we had spirit for base personnel.
to grow the fund side. Sev- “We do have a lot of sin-
eral years ago, we realized gle airmen here, and it can
that we needed to grow a be difficult during the hol-
fund year-round so that iday season when you are
this would be sustainable. separated from your fami-
What we are doing today is ly,” she said. “So this helps
the result of a year-round Slim Smith/Dispatch Staff us get into the spirit.”
effort.” Col. Samantha Weeks, commander of the 14th Flying Beyond that, it’s chance
This year the whirlwind Training Wing at Columbus Air Force Base, helps out for the base to reach out to
project — the shopping with the gift-wrapping Wednesday as part of the Happy the broader community.
began at 6 p.m. Tuesday Irby Christmas Fund campaign. This year the campaign, “The biggest thing
named in honor of its founder, George “Happy” Irby,
and the last package was will provide gifts of clothing to 350 elementary school that Columbus Air Force
wrapped by 9 a.m. Wednes- students in Columbus and Lowndes County. Base gets out of this is
day — spent $13,000 to the ability to connect with
provide clothing to 350 el- the schools before lunch ily members, made quick our community and give
ementary school students and will be distributed to work of the gift-wrapping. back,” Weeks said. “We
selected by the county’s the children before the The group included Col. serve our country, This is
nine elementary schools. Christmas break. Samantha Weeks, the another capacity in which
The neatly wrapped About 40 airmen, along 14th Flying Training Wing we can serve our commu-
presents were delivered to with a couple dozen fam- commander at Columbus nity and people.”

Lynn Lane
Continued from Page 1A
“Sometimes you have one Once those projects heavily trafficked road Construction. Kemp said
vehicle wanting to turn are complete, Lynn Lane than planned for when work should begin in the
left and backing traffic will be repaved from In- they built it. This gives next week or two and
into the park.” dustrial Park Road to Lou- an opportunity for a road is expected to finish by
The city is also under- isville Street. that functions better for March, weather permit-
taking a widening project Lynn Lane is in Ward the drivers and to get it ting.
at Lynn Lane’s intersec- 2, which Alderman San- repaved.” Kemp said some of
tion with Industrial Park dra Sistrunk represents. Sistrunk noted the the work near the Sports-
Road. There, Kemp said, She said the projects are Sportsplex project will plex will begin during
the work will add a new much-needed as Lynn not include traffic signals, the Christmas holidays,
lane to separate right- and Lane continues to see because traffic counts while Starkville Christian
left-turning traffic from heavier travel. do not currently warrant School is not in session.
Lynn Lane onto Industrial While Lynn Lane is
“I think Lynn Lane de- them. However, she said
Park Road.
veloped and has grown the project will include heavily traveled, he said
“It’s a two-lane road-
up,” she said. “With the work to prepare the in- the project is not current-
way and you might have
Sportsplex there, the tersection for signals for ly anticipated to included
one vehicle waiting to
school (Starkville Chris- whenever they’re needed working at night, as re-
turn left (onto Industrial
Park Road) at peak hours tian School on Lynn Lane) in the future. cent work along Highway
and there aren’t any gaps,” and all the activity that Starkville awarded a 12 did.
he said. “What happens is takes place in that area, $681,300 contract to Co-
all the vehicular traffic it’s been a much more lumbus-based Gregory
backs up waiting for that
one car.
“This will allow a free
flow for those cars want-
ing to turn right, which
is the predominant turn
direction,” he added.

Continued from Page 1A
45, according to Human
Resources Director Tim
Lamm would not dis-
close if Ceco will down-
size its employment or
give a reason for moving
locations. The move
should be finalized by
early January.
If you’re driving on
Highway 45, you may have
seen a new sign for a nail
salon. Nails and Spa, 1726
Hwy 45., has an “opening
soon” sign posted in its
window. The Dispatch
could not reach the owner
for comment. The nail
salon will be open Monday
through Saturday from 9
a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Also on 45, if you ha-
ven’t noticed K-Mart has
officially closed its doors
in Columbus.
Penny Ridge Grocery,
2003 Ridge Road between
Caledonia and Columbus,
is for sale. Owners Dean-
na Jordan and John Woo-
ten renovated and opened
the gas station this past
March. Jordan said they
are looking for a buyer but
intend to close shop by
Saturday afternoon.
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them to mpollitz@cdis-

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Adam Minichino


Caledonia’s Nodine signs with MUW

By Adam Minichino her train for five years in the coached by Morgan Turnipseed Corpus Christi, Texas, area. and be one of the first members
Nodine remained passionate of the school’s new track and
CALEDONIA — Caitlyn No- about running, cross country, field team, which is scheduled
dine hates to lose. and track and field after she to compete in 2019-20.
Before you say you’ve heard and her family moved from Tex- “I’ve always loved running,”
that one, consider the lengths as to Mississippi. For the last Nodine said. “It’s just kind of a
Nodine will go to make sure three years, Nodine has been a love-at-first-sight thing.”
she gives her best when she standout on the Caledonia High Caitlyn’s mother, Holly Park-
competes. School cross country and track er, who has coached her since
“If I’m not throwing up or and field teams. she started running in the
crying when I finish, then I On Wednesday, Nodine’s fourth grade, said she doesn’t
didn’t run my best,” Nodine love for the sports helped pave know what about running
said. the way for her to earn a chance clicked with her daughter. She
Adam Minichino/Dispatch Staff
Caledonia High School senior Caitlyn Nodine poses for a picture That comment should give to continue her athletic career said Caitlyn was part of a team
with members of her family Wednesday at a signing ceremony you a better idea about Nodine’s at the Mississippi University for that participated in the Beach
to celebrate her decision to run cross country and to compete in love for running. Nodine’s com- Women. to Bay Marathon in the fourth
track and field at Mississippi University for Women in Columbus. petitive fires first stirred in el- Nodine plans to study nurs- grade. The 26.2-mile course
Standing behind Caitlyn are her grandfather, Hud Hudnall; her ementary school and through ing at the four-year school begins on North Padre Island
father, Patrick Parker; her mother, Holly Parker; her sisters, Abigail middle school, where she met in Columbus. She will join
and LilyRose; and her grandmother, Judith.
and winds through Naval Air
Danny Martinez, who helped the cross country program See NODINE, 2B


Late lead Ole Miss routs

slips away SE Louisiana
for LSU in Jackson
By The Associated Press The Associated Press

HOUSTON — Galen Robinson JACKSON — Devontae Shuler

Jr. heard the “LSU! LSU!” chants needed a little more confidence
with Houston down 15 points in and found it on Wednesday night.
the second half. Shuler scored 19 points, while
“It really touched a nerve, so Terence Davis added 15 points,
I was like, ‘There’s no way I’m six rebounds and four assists and
quitting, no way we are losing this Mississippi beat Southeastern
game.’” Robinson said. “That’s Louisiana 69-47 at the Mississippi
the mindset that I had.” Coliseum.
Robinson scored 18 points, “I started to sense that they
Armoni Brooks added 13 — all would be pressing and I just start-
in the second half — and No. 24 ed attacking and got going,” Shul-
Houston overcame the big deficit er said. “I just needed to come out
to beat LSU 82-76 on Wednesday with a little more confidence to-
night. night. I always feel like I’m going
Robinson was 7 of 15 from the to shoot the ball good.”
field and had six assists and five Ole Miss (7-2) has won four
rebounds, and Brooks added nine straight and is now 18-0 against
rebounds to help Houston (9-0) Southeastern Louisiana.
extend its home winning streak to “Every game has a life of its
22 games. Cedrick Alley Jr. added own and tonight we didn’t have
13 points, Fabian White Jr had 10. our best stuff offensively, but de-
Houston coach Kelvin Samp- fensively we guarded really well,”
son said the Cougars’ toughness Jim Lytle/Special to The Dispatch said Ole Miss first-year coach
in the second half was big, specif- Mississippi State senior Teaira McCowan (15) has seven double-doubles for the fifth-ranked Kermit Davis. “It was a good
Bulldogs this season. MSU looks for a 10-0 start Friday night at Southern Mississippi.
ically rebounding where Houston night. The goal was to come to


got 11 offensive rebounds in the Jackson and win the game and we
second half. did that.”
“We’ve worked so hard on re- Ole Miss held Southeastern
bounding missed shots on both Louisiana to just 12-percent
ends at practice every day,” Samp- shooting from 3-point range (2 of
son said. 17). Shuler was effective on both
ends of the floor.
“We missed 36 shots, and we
had 18 offensive rebounds. That’s Despite offensive success, Schaefer looks for more from No. 5 Bulldogs “Devontae did a good job
50 percent of your misses. It’s just By Adam Minichino sively like against Texas and shooting on offense and looked
extra possessions, and eventually,
GAME 10 very athletic at the rim and defen-
Virginia and then against
you’ll break a team’s will by doing n At Southern Mississippi, 6 sively he made their guy take a lot
p.m. Friday (WKBB-FM 100.9) Marquette, for whatever rea-
that, too.” STARKVILLE — Vic of hard shots tonight,” Davis said.
son, we weren’t very good.”
Trailing by 15 with 19 minutes Schaefer looked perplexed. “They haven’t shot the ball from
You wouldn’t think MSU
left, Houston outscored LSU 31-12 The Mississippi State 3 great this year and tonight they
seconds to give his assess- (9-0) would have many con-
over the next 12 minutes to take women’s basketball coach missed some open shots. That
a 63-62 lead. Robinson had eight ment of his team’s progress cerns after moving up one saved us defensively.”
usually chooses his words through the first nine games. spot to No. 5 in The Associat-
points and Brooks seven during carefully and gives thought The Rebels never trailed.
the run. “I don’t know if confound- ed Press Top 25. But Schaefer Ole Miss used two big runs in
to everything he says in ed is the word, but I am judges himself and his pro-
“We noticed that they were try- the first half to build a 33-17 lead,
media availabilities, which still trying to figure it out,” gram by a different standard,
ing to take away our shooters, so including an 11-0 spurt midway
that opened up driving lanes for is why he typically has a Schaefer said. “We average especially when you consider through and a 13-8 run to close
me, and coach told me to keep be- thoughtful answer prepared 93 points a game, I think, and MSU has walked away dis- out the half. The Rebels opened
ing aggressive,” Robinson said. for just about every question. I don’t think we’re that good appointed after losing in the the second half on an 8-2 run for a
LSU coach Will Wade said the On Wednesday, though, offensively. We’ve shown national title game the last 41-19 lead and cruised to the win.
See LSU, 2B Schaefer needed a few extra flashes of being good defen- See WOMEN, 2B See Rebels, 2B


Ingram’s ground game fuels Saints’ march

By BRET T MARTEL that. I heard all that stuff my be a great player in this league.”
The Associated Press first few years, but I never real- Ingram’s record-tying touch-
ly paid attention to the naysay- down embodied the determina-
NEW ORLEANS — Mark ers,” Ingram said Monday after tion that carried him beyond the
Ingram insists his march into tying Deuce McAlister for the lean early years. He dragged
Saints history was never fueled most rushing touchdowns in Buccaneers safety Andrew Ad-
by criticism that he was a bust Saints history with 49. ams several yards before bowl-
during his underwhelming first “I always do it for the people ing into the end zone, giving
few NFL seasons. who love me, for the people who New Orleans a more comfort-
That doesn’t mean the 2009 care about me, for the people able 11-point, fourth-quarter
Heisman Trophy winner with who believe in me,” added In- lead in its NFC South-clinch-
Alabama, and 2011 first-round gram, whose father, Mark Sr., ing, 28-14 comeback victory in
draft choice by New Orle- was an NFL receiver. “I have a Tampa Bay on Sunday.
ans, was able to tune out such great support system. I have a “I was hungry to make the Kevin Jairaj/USA TODAY Sports
slights entirely. good mind, good head on my play,” Ingram said, credit- New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram (22) runs past Tam-
“I know people wanted me shoulders and I’ve always had ing leading receiver Michael pa Bay Buccaneers defensive back Andrew Adams (26) during the
out, calling me a bust, this and that belief in myself that I could See SAINTS, 2B second half of Sunday’s game at Raymond James Stadium.
2B THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2018 The Dispatch •

briefly LSU
Mississippi State Continued from Page 1B
Softball adds Alabama native Kennedy Tigers couldn’t stop Houston, particu- got us the lead and went back to old second half. ... LSU was outrebounded
STARKVILLE – A three-time state champion from neighboring larly Robinson in the second half. habits that had haunted us all year,” 48-35, including 18-12 on the offensive
Alabama, shortstop/third baseman Madisyn Kennedy was tabbed as “We couldn’t stop them,” Wade said. Wade said. glass. ... The Tigers shot 45 percent in
the fourth member of Mississippi State softball’s 2019 signing class
head coach Vann Stuedeman announced Wednesday.
“Galen Robinson controlled the game. Tremont Waters made two free the first half.
“Madisyn has the size and arm strength to dominate the left side of We couldn’t guard him off the bounce; throws with 29 seconds left to pull LSU Houston: The Cougars notched
the infield at the next level,” said assistant softball coach Tyler Bratton. we couldn’t guard the middle ball within two. Corey Davis then made their third win against a team from a
“Madisyn was a key piece in the Birmingham Thunderbolts run this past screen, and he completely controlled Power 5 conference after beating Or-
summer to the national championship at PGF. She has the ability to hit
two free throws for Houston with 26
for power as well as the range and quick hands to be an All-SEC caliber
the game and took over. He was con- seconds remaining, Waters missed a egon and Oklahoma State earlier this
defender. It is not uncommon to arrive to the park and see Madisyn trolling the pace of things.” 3-pointer, and Davis hit two more free month. ... Houston struggled again
make an ESPN-caliber web gem then turn around and pick up a clutch Ja’Vonte Smart had 18 points, Naz throws. from behind the arc, shooting 4 of 20.
hit in the box. We can’t wait for Madisyn to arrive on campus.” Reid added 13 points and Marlon Tay- ... Davis, who along with Brooks leads
Kennedy is entering her senior season as captain for the Macon The Tigers used a 17-2 run bridging
East Academy softball program and has led the Knights to three AISA
lor had 11 points for LSU (7-3). The Ti- halftime to take a 50-35 lead. the team in scoring, had eight points
Class 3A State Championships. gers shot 27 percent in the second half, and played most of the night in foul
“As soon as I stepped on campus for the first time, I knew I was including a nearly 10-minute stretch trouble.
exactly where I was supposed to be,” said Kennedy. “Mississippi State
is a special place with an incredible atmosphere. I chose Mississippi
where they went without a field goal. Big picture There were 51 total fouls called in
State because it feels like home, and I love Starkville even more each “We knew they were going to make LSU: The Tigers shot 19 percent the game, but only one player from
time I visit.” a run, and we just got away from what on 3-pointers, including 1 of 12 in the each team fouled out.

The Montgomery, Alabama, native turned in an impressive
performance at the plate during the 2018 season, holding a .466 batting
average behind 96 hits, including seven home runs. Kennedy coupled
that with a .538 on-base percentage and .748 slugging mark. Defen-
sively, she held a .927 fielding percentage over her junior season. Continued from Page 1B
n Baseball team will hold winter camps: At Starkville, the base- Shuler shot 7 of 10 from from the field and pulled Ole Miss: The Rebels Olejniczak had nine points
ball team will offer a series of camps for youth and high school players. the field, including 3 of 4 down six rebounds. scored 21 points off 13 each for Ole Miss. Bruce
The first camps will be Jan. 12 and 13, 2019, for players in grades
7-12. The cost for one camp is $150. The cost for both camps is $275. from 3-point range, and had Quinton Thomas added Southeastern Louisiana Stevens chipped in six
Check-in on Jan. 12 will be at 9 a.m. in center field at Dudy Noble Field. three assists. Davis was 6 of eight points for the Lions. turnovers. Ole Miss is on a points along with seven re-
Check-in on Jan. 13 will be at 9 a.m. in the Griffis Boardroom. Checkout 11 from the field. little bit of a roll with just a bounds. Hinson added four
is at 4 p.m. few weeks remaining until
There will be Youth Skills Camps for players in grades 1-6 on Jan.
Even though Davis said
Ole Miss didn’t bring their
Big picture conference play.
rebounds and three assists.
19 and 20, 2019. Check-in will be at 9 a.m. at the Griffis Boardroom. Southeastern Louisiana:
Checkout is at 4 p.m. The cost for one camp is $150. The cost for both stuff offensively the Rebels The Lions could not get
camps is $275. did shoot 53 percent from anything going from behind Role players Next
MSU also will hold Half-Day Prospect Camps from 9 a.m. to noon Ole Miss hosts Chatta-
and from 1-4 p.m. Jan. 21, 2019, for players in grades 9-12. The cost for the field. the arc, shooting 2 of 17 (12 While Shuler and Da-
each session is $125. Moses Greenwood had a percent) from 3-point range. vis put up the big numbers nooga on Sunday.
Each session is designed to further develop each player’s skills game-high 20 points to lead Southeastern Louisiana also there were several solid per- Southeastern Louisiana
and learn new techniques from MSU coach Chris Lemonis and his staff. Southeastern Louisiana (4- hosts California Baptist on
Campers will be put through many of the same drills used by the MSU
shot just 36 percent from the formances from role players.
coaches. Dudy Noble Field and the Palmeiro Center will be available for 5). Greenwood shot 9 of 10 field. Blake Hinson and Dominik Monday.

the camps. Camps are set up for any and all players who want to play
at the next level. We will have a pro-style workout and various coaching
segments that will be set up throughout the day.
Each camper will be required to fill out the Medical/Release Forms
and bring it to registration. Continued from Page 1B
Players are asked to bring a hat, shoes, glove, and workout Thomas for a key block. “It was a big Ingram continued. “I’m thankful for “He’s run with confidence,” Saints
clothes. play in the game, and it was just a lot of his mentorship and he’s been a good coach Sean Payton said. “His health
Go to
to dowload the required forms. emotions in that game having to come asset to my career.” has been outstanding really the last
back, very gritty. So, very passionate While Ingram showed promise as year and a half, two years. I thought
Mississippi University for Women and I was happy to be able to make that a rookie, he missed six games with in- the (touchdown) run (Sunday) was im-
play for the team.” juries and was a bit of an afterthought pressive and he’s been real consistent.
The W’s Massey will hold goalkeeper clinic Ingram said he also was pleased to on a record-setting offense that fea- That’s pretty good company when you
Mississippi University for Women’s women’s soccer coach Gray
Massey will hold a clinic for goalkeepers ages 14 and above on Jan. join McAllister — whom he admires tured quarterback Drew Brees, tight look at what Deuce accomplished.”
3, 2019. and considers a mentor — in the re- end Jimmy Graham, receiver Marcus Meanwhile, Ingram has established
The cost is $50, and lunch will be provided. cord books with a memorable run. Colston, and running backs Darren himself as a team-first, locker-room
Check-in will be from 9:30-9:45 a.m. in the lobby of Pohl Gymna- “That was a good run to be able Sproles and Pierre Thomas. leader, most notably for how he’s gone
The schedule will feature training about technical foundations
to tie Deuce,” Ingram said. “He had Ingram rushed for 602 yards and out of his way to hasten Kamara’s de-
followed by lunch, a discussion of the psychology of goalkeeping, and a such a great career here and set the five TDs in 16 games in 2012, then velopment and celebrate his success,
session on shot stopping. standard for running backs coming managed just 386 yards and one TD in becoming close friends with the young
through New Orleans. He’s always 11 games for what was a playoff team running back in the process.
The W will hold baseball camps in February 2019 been supportive of me and I appreciate in 2013. “If I’m bringing younger players
The Mississippi University for Women will be the host site for the him, so just to be able to have a run in The overwhelming majority of his along, making them better, teaching
U.S. Baseball Academy’s camps in February 2019. that fashion to tie such a great record pro production has come since 2014, them and helping them and encour-
The sessions will be Feb. 2, 9, 16, and 23 on the campus of The
W in downtown Columbus. USBA camps feature age-specific sessions
in this franchise, it’s good.” when he rushed for 964 yards and nine aging them, it makes the team better,
with instruction tailored for each ability level. McAllister retired after the 2008 TDs in 13 games and was named to and it makes the competition stronger,
The cost is $139 for four weeks of one skill (six total hours). There season, but remained in the New Orle- his first of two Pro Bowls. He has sur- which makes me better,” Ingram said.
are discounts available if participants register for multiple sessions. ans area and close to the Saints, work- passed 1,000 yards each of the previ- Ingram said if any younger play-
The camp is open to players in grades 1-12. Sessions include ing as a team ambassador and eventu- ous two seasons and had a career-high ers approach him for help, “I’m going
hitting, pitching, baserunning, and fielding.
You can register by going to https://oldsite.usbaseballacademy. ally becoming a radio analyst. 12 TDs last season, despite splitting to tell them what I think, what I see,
com/1779/Columbus/. Ingram said McAllister always has carries with Alvin Kamara. what I would do. And try and encour-
been “encouraging” and “supportive,” A four-game suspension, tied to a age them and help them anyway I can
Ole Miss describing how McAllister sometimes positive test for a banned substance, just because that’s just like what a good
attends running back video sessions likely will prevent him from hitting person would do in my eyes. I would
Women’s basketball delights large crowd with win
OXFORD — Ole Miss women’s basketball put together another and shares his thoughts. “Or if he sees 1,000 yards this season — his final never shun somebody just because I
sensational team performance and utilized the energy from a crowd of something in a game, he might send campaign under contract. But he has feel threatened. I’m going to compete.
7,389 for Kids Day toward a 79-57 win over Louisiana at The Pavilion on me a message.” averaged 4.7 yards per carry and has I’m going to work my butt off. I have
Wednesday morning. “It has just been a good relationship rushed for 519 yards and five TDs in confidence in my abilities no matter
The Rebels (5-6) shot a season-high 53.3 percent and had all
five starters score in double-digits for the first time since Nov. 17, 2016 over the years and I appreciate him,” nine games. what.”

(vs. Jacksonville State), including two double-doubles from Mimi Reid
(14 points, 11 assists) and Jhileiya Dunlap (10 points, 12 rebounds).
Defensively, Ole Miss held the Ragin’ Cajuns (2-7) to just 33.8 percent
from the field, the ninth opponent this year that the Rebels have stifled
to less than 38 percent. Continued from Page 1B
“(The atmosphere) was electric,” said Ole Miss head coach Yolett Station Corpus Christi (Tex- pus Christi before she and a cancer survivor. in college. She said it has
McPhee-McCuin. “I didn’t even play and I was pumped up. I’m glad that
we had the type of performance for the kids to emulate.” as) and ends at Cole Park her family moved to Cale- As a sophomore, Nodine been an “eye-opener” going
Ole Miss started out a little shy, though, drawing with the Ragin’ along Corpus Christi’s sce- donia prior to the start of finished 10th in the Missis- from a big school in Texas to
Cajuns 11-11 after shooting just 33 percent in the first quarter. The nic downtown. As a member her sophomore year in high sippi High School Activi- a smaller school in Missis-
Rebels absolutely exploded in the second quarter, though, scoring a of the team, Caitlyn did a school. ties Association (MHSAA) sippi, but she said she has
season-high quarter total of 25 points while shutting down the Louisiana
offense to just 2-of-14 (14.3 percent) and five points in the frame.
four- to five-mile portion of Earlier this month, Cait- Class 4A meet (22 minutes, developed confidence in the
Ole Miss scored at least 20 a quarter the remainder of the game, the the race. lyn was captain for Team 08.10 seconds). She took last three years and become
second game in a row that the Rebels have tallied three quarters above From there, Holly said Sunshine at the St. Jude’s 36th in the meet as a junior more of a leader.
the 20-point plateau. Caitlyn’s after-school run- Marathon in Memphis, and 33rd in the meet last “She loved it from the be-
Senior Crystal Allen led in scoring again with 18 points, her third ning program at Luther Tennessee. Nodine and month. ginning,” Caitlyn’s mother,
consecutive game with at least 18 points and her 10th double-digit
scoring effort in 11 tries. After becoming the 30th Rebel to score their Jones Elementary School teammates Cassidy Brown, Nodine said The W al- Holly, said. “We were bless-
1,000th-career point in an Ole Miss jersey vs. Savannah State on led to the cross country Christie Brown, Abby Ja- ways has interested her. She ed in fourth grade because
Saturday, Allen passed Rebel legend Carol Ross for sole possession of and track and field teams at cobs, Heather Logan, Sunny said the return of sports to there was a coach who did
29th all-time – currently sitting at 1,022. Grant Middle School, which Logan, Elayna McKee, Tyler the school made it an even an after-school running
helped Nodine’s love for the Merlin, LilyRose Nodine, more appealing destination. program. Then they did the
Alabama sport blossom. Caitlyn was Holly Parker, Patrick Park- She feels the success she Beach to Bay Marathon. She
Eight football players earn honors an all-area runner in cross er, Cooper Stanley, and Patti has had growing up — she trained with him and she fell
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama capped the All-America season country and a champion in Stanley competed to raise had 31 ribbons and medals in love with running.”
with a record eight players earning All-America honors from the Ameri- the 800, 1,600, and 3,200 as money for St. Jude. Sunny, either arranged on the table Follow Dispatch sports
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defensive back Deionte Thompson were first team selections while tight
end Irv Smith, defensive lineman Isaiah Buggs and linebacker Mack
Wilson were second-team choices.
The eight Crimson Tide players chosen are the most for one
school in a single season in the 74-year history of the AFCA Coaches Continued from Page 1B
All-America Team. The six first-team selections equals the previous two seasons. That’s why Schaefer sees He said he hoped for better Wednes- non-conference foes. MSU already
high in that category for the AFCA team.
plenty of room for improvement as his day before the team finalized its game owns two victories — then-No. 10 Tex-
With the announcement of the AFCA team, two Alabama stu-
dent-athletes – Jonah and Quinnen Willliams – have earned unanimous team wraps up final exams and contin- plan for Southern Miss. as and Marquette — against teams in
All-America status, while three other Tide players – Tagovailoa, Jeudy ues preparations for its game against The game against Southern Miss The AP Top 25.
and Thompson – earned consensus All-America recognition. Southern Mississippi (6-3) at 6 p.m. kicks off the team’s longest time away Despite Schaefer’s uncertainty
Jonah Williams has now earned unanimous All-America honors Friday in Hattiesburg. from home this season. MSU will leave about his team’s progression, MSU
by virtue of first-team accolades from the AFCA, The Sporting News
(TSN), Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), Associated “From a progression standpoint, I Sunday for a road trip that will see it leads the SEC in nine of 17 primary sta-
Press (AP) and Walter Camp. The junior was also the winner of the really felt really good until we had the play No. 7 Oregon on Tuesday and tistical categories, including scoring
SEC’s Jacobs Blocking Trophy, which is presented annually to the hiccup with Marquette,” Schaefer said. Washington on Thursday. MSU won’t offense (93 points per game), scoring
league’s top offensive lineman. “I think the challenge now is we have play after that until a game against defense (51.2), and field goal shooting
Quinnen Williams also earned unanimous honors with his selection
to go back to work and fix it. If you Louisiana on Dec. 30 in Starkville. percentage (51.9). The Bulldogs also
by the AFCA, TSN, FWAA, AP, and Walter Camp and was a First Team
All-SEC honoree. The redshirt sophomore took home the Outland think it’s not going to rear its ugly head Schaefer knew MSU would be a rank in the top 20 nationally in 12 of
Trophy on Dec. 6, in recognition of his breakout season in his first year again, you’re sadly mistaken.” young team this season when he made those categories.
as a starter. Williams leads all Tide defensive linemen with 65 tackles MSU is coming off its closest game up a schedule that saw it play five of its “I think the games have progres-
and paces the team in tackles for loss with 17 (-81 yards). to date, an 87-82 victory against then- first six games at home. At the time he sively gotten a little bit harder,” How-
Jeudy, who was honored with the Biletnikoff Award as the nation’s
top receiver this season, earned consensus All-America honors via his No. 18 Marquette last Thursday at finalized the schedule, Schaefer didn’t ard said. “I think Texas helped us a
first-team selection by the AFCA, TSN, AP and Walter Camp. Humphrey Coliseum in Starkville. know Howard would transfer from Tex- little bit, and this last game was really
The sophomore was a First Team All-SEC selection by both AP While pleased with the play of senior as A&M or if Connecticut transfer An- good. It was very aggressive and it was
and the league coaches. He has caught 59 passes for a team-leading center Teaira McCowan and gradu- dra Espinoza-Hunter would be eligible fast, and that is how the SEC is.”
1,103 yards and 12 touchdowns this season. His touchdown total ranks
second in school history for a season and the yardage is third in UA
ate student Anriel Howard, who com- to play. As a result, he said he wanted The next three games should pro-
single-season history. bined for 53 points and 30 rebounds a schedule that gave him opportunities vide a great taste of what the SEC is go-
Tagovailoa led UA to its 27th Southeastern Conference champi- in the victory, Schaefer wasn’t happy to play younger players early in the ing to be like for the Bulldogs. Schaefer
onship and fifth-straight College Football Playoff appearance in his first with how the Golden Eagles pushed season. He said his plan was to have hopes his players focus on the next two
season as the Tide’s starting quarterback. His list of honors this season the tempo and scored in transition. the schedule heat up in December to days of practice and take time to digest
includes the Maxwell, Walter Camp and Sporting News Player of the
Year awards. Marquette finished with 21 fast-break help get the Bulldogs ready for South- the film of the game against Marquette
Thompson received consensus first-team honors from the AFCA, points, which Schaefer said is the most eastern Conference play. MSU will to correct the mistakes they made. If
TSN and AP. He was also a second-team selection by Walter Camp one of his teams has given up in a very take on Arkansas at 6 p.m. Thursday, the Bulldogs do that, Schaefer will feel
and the FWAA. Thompson leads all Tide defensive backs and is long time. After a workout last Friday, Jan. 3, in Fayetteville, Arkansas, in its a lot more settled about his team’s for-
second on team in tackles with 71 stops. He has also forced a team-
high four fumbles and contributed 3.5 tackles for loss (-7 yards), two
Schaefer said he gave his players the first league game. tunes as the clock continues to tick to
interceptions, five pass breakups and a fumble recovery this season. weekend off. He said the Bulldogs In all, MSU’s schedule features 13 the SEC opener.
“knocked some rust off” Monday and teams that played in the NCAA tour- Follow Dispatch sports editor Adam
—From Special and Staff Reports didn’t have a good practice Tuesday. nament last season, including seven Minichino on Twitter @ctsportseditor
The Dispatch • Thursday, December 13, 2018 3B

briefly CALENDAR Basketball

9. Tennessee (8-0) did not play. Next: vs. No. 11
Stanford, Tuesday.
10. N.C. State (10-0) did not play. Next: vs.
Pinstripe Bowl
Bronx, N.Y.
Miami (7-5) vs. Wisconsin (7-5), 4:15 p.m.
NBA Maine, Saturday. (ESPN)
Southern Mississippi Prep Basketball
Atlantic Division
W L Pct GB
11. Stanford (6-1) did not play. Next: vs. No. 3
Baylor, Saturday.
12. Texas (7-2) did not play. Next: vs. Stetson,
Texas Bowl
Baylor (6-6) vs. Vanderbilt (6-6), 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Soccer player Akinniyi earns conference honor Today’s Games Toronto
23 7 .767 —
19 10 .655 3½
13. California (8-0) did not play. Next: vs. UC
HATTIESBURG — Conference USA announced on Wednesday Friday, Dec. 28
Amory at Caledonia Boston 17 10 .630 4½ Santa Barbara, Sunday.
14. Minnesota (10-0) beat Coppin State 84-52. Music City Bowl
afternoon that Ola Akinniyi was named the recipient of the C-USA Brooklyn 11 18 .379 11½ Nashville, Tenn.
Columbus Christian at Marshall Academy New York 8 21 .276 14½ Next: vs. Rhode Island, Saturday, Dec. 22.
Spirit of Service Award for the University of Southern Mississippi for Southeast Division 15. Syracuse (8-2) did not play. Next: vs. Niag- Purdue (6-6) vs. Auburn (7-5), 12:30 p.m.
the Fall of 2018. Akinniyi is a member of the Southern Miss women’s Smithville at Hamilton W L Pct GB ara, Monday. (ESPN)
Camping World Bowl
16. Iowa (8-2) did not play. Next: vs. Northern
soccer team. She completed her senior season this past fall and she is Friday’s Games Charlotte
14 13 .519 —
12 15 .444 2 Iowa, Sunday. Orlando, Fla.
17. Arizona State (7-2) did not play. Next: vs. West Virginia (8-3) vs. Syracuse (9-3), 4:15
regarded as one of the best players in the history of the Southern Miss West Lowndes at Columbus Miami 11 16 .407 3
Kansas State, Sunday. p.m. (ESPN)
Washington 11 17 .393 3½
women’s soccer program. Louisville at West Point Atlanta 6 21 .222 8 18. Kentucky (9-1) did not play. Next: vs. Middle Alamo Bowl
Tennessee, Saturday. San Antonio
The C-USA Spirit of Service Award is awarded to one student-ath- Central Division
lete from each member institution each fall, winter and spring based Southeast Lauderdale at Noxubee County W L Pct GB 19. Marquette (7-2) did not play. Next: vs. Green
Bay, Saturday.
Iowa State (8-4) vs. Washington State (10-2),
8 p.m. (ESPN)
Milwaukee 18 9 .667 —
on their community service efforts, good academic standing and Itawamba AHS at Aberdeen Indiana 18 10 .643 ½ 20. DePaul (7-3) did not play. Next: vs. Tennes-
Detroit 13 13 .500 4½ see State, Monday. Saturday, Dec. 29
participation in their elected sport. Starkville Academy at Heritage Academy Cleveland 7 21 .250 11½ 21. Gonzaga (9-1) did not play. Next: at Missou- Peach Bowl
Akinniyi, a native of Denton, Texas, has been heavily involved on ri State, Sunday. Atlanta
Marshall Academy at Oak Hill Academy Chicago 6 22 .214 12½
WESTERN CONFERENCE 22. Michigan State (8-1) did not play. Next: at Florida (9-3) vs. Michigan (10-2), 11 a.m.
campus and in the local community ever since she stepped on the Hartford, Sunday.
Columbus Christian vs. Lee Arkansas (Memphis) Southwest Division
23. Missouri (8-2) did not play. Next: vs. South
Southern Miss campus her freshman year. W L Pct GB
Dakota, Saturday.
Belk Bowl
Throughout her time at Southern Miss, Akinniyi has served the Saturday’s Games Memphis 16 11 .593 —
24. Miami (8-2) did not play. Next: vs. Mary-
Charlotte, N.C.
Dallas 15 11 .577 ½ South Carolina (7-5) vs. Virginia (7-5), 11 a.m.
Hattiesburg community through her involvement in the Hattiesburg New Hope at West Point New Orleans 15 15 .500 2½ land-Eastern Shore, Sunday.
25. South Carolina (5-4) did not play. Next: at
San Antonio 14 14 .500 2½ Arizona Bowl
Paralympics, the One Love Foundation, the Boys & Girls Club, Toys for Starkville High at Hound Dog Classic (at Tupelo) Houston 12 14 .462 3½ Purdue, Sunday. Tucson, Ariz.
Tots, Read Across America, Live at Five, assisting with canned food Magnolia Heights at Heritage Academy Northwest Division Arkansas State (8-4) vs. Nevada (7-5), 12:15
drives and she was also part of the Southern Miss Student-Athlete W L Pct GB Ole Miss 79, p.m. (CBSSN)
Advisory Committee that helped raise funds to purchase HOPE Kits for Prep Soccer Denver
Oklahoma City
18 9 .667 —
17 9 .654
15 13 .536 3½

Louisiana 57
LOUISIANA (2-7): Bess 2-9 2-3 6, Doucet
Cotton Bowl Classic
Arlington, Texas
breast cancer patients currently undergoing treatment. Today’s Matches Utah 14 15 .483 5 10-19 0-1 20, Goodwin 3-8 0-0 6, Morrison 0-2
CFP Semifinal, Notre Dame (12-0) vs. Clemson
(13-0), 3 p.m. (ESPN)
On the campus of Southern Miss, Akinniyi is involved with various Heritage Academy at Hartfield Academy, 5 p.m. Minnesota 13 15 .464 5½ 0-0 0, Williams 4-8 3-4 14, Daniels 0-4 0-0 0, Orange Bowl
Pacific Division Mathis 0-6 1-4 1, Cournoyer 4-10 0-0 10, Rive-
organizations. She is a member of the Southern Miss Leadership Acad- ra 0-0 0-0 0, Womack 0-2 0-0 0, Totals 23-68
Miami Gardens, Fla.
emy, the Outward Bound Leadership Capstone, FCA (Fellowship of Pillow Academy at Columbus Christian, 5 p.m.
Golden State
W L Pct GB
19 10 .655 — 6-12 57.
CFP Semifinal, Oklahoma (12-1) vs. Alabama
(13-0), 7 p.m. (ESPN)
Christian Athletes), Sigma Lambda Chi ALPHA (National Construction Friday’s Matches L.A. Clippers
L.A. Lakers
17 10 .630
17 10 .630
MISSISSIPPI (5-6): Dunlap 5-11 0-0 10,
Muhate 5-7 0-0 10, Allen 6-13 3-4 18, Reid 4-4
Monday, Dec. 31
Honor Society), Southern Miss Student Constructors, and Design Build New Hope at Louisville, 5 p.m. Sacramento 15 12 .556 3 5-6 14, Sessom 5-14 0-0 13, Crawford 1-1 0-0
Military Bowl
Phoenix 4 24 .143 14½ 2, Kitchens 1-1 0-0 2, Matthews 0-0 0-0 0, Salt-
Institute of America. Akinniyi also serves as the historian for the African Columbus at Nettleton, 5 p.m. er 3-5 0-0 6, Dozier 0-0 0-0 0, Smith 2-4 0-0 4, Annapolis, Md.
Caribbean Students Organization, as well as a parliamentarian of the Wednesday’s Games Totals 32-60 8-10 79. Cincinnati (10-2) vs. Virginia Tech (6-6), 11
Washington School at Starkville Academy, 5 p.m. Boston 130, Washington 125, OT Louisiana 11 5 21 20 —57 a.m. (ESPN)
Southern Miss SAAC (Student-Athlete Advisory Committee). Brooklyn 127, Philadelphia 124 Mississippi 11 25 23 20 —79 Sun Bowl
During her time at Southern Miss, Akinniyi has starred not only Starkville High at Kosciusko, 5:30 p.m. Charlotte 108, Detroit 107 3-Point Goals—Louisiana-Lafayette El Paso, Texas
on the playing field, but in the classroom as well. She is majoring in
architectural engineering and holds a cumulative GPA of 3.72.
Men’s College Basketball Cleveland 113, New York 106
Indiana 113, Milwaukee 97
Memphis 92, Portland 83
5-16 (Goodwin 0-1, Morrison 0-2, Williams
3-6, Cournoyer 2-7), Mississippi 7-19 (Allen
3-9, Reid 1-1, Sessom 3-8, Salter 0-1). As-
Stanford (8-4) vs. Pittsburgh (7-6), 1 p.m. (CBS)
Redbox Bowl
Santa Clara, Calif.
Saturday’s Games New Orleans 118, Oklahoma City 114 sists—Louisiana-Lafayette 18 (Morrison 7), Michigan State (7-5) vs. Oregon (8-4), 2 p.m.
Akinniyi’s academic accomplishments include: Southern Miss Dallas 114, Atlanta 107 Mississippi 24 (Reid 11). Fouled Out—None. (FOX)
President’s List honoree, Dean’s List honoree, recipient of the presti- Southern Miss at Wichita State, 4:30 p.m. Utah 111, Miami 84 Rebounds—Louisiana-Lafayette 36 (Doucet Liberty Bowl
Cincinnati at Mississippi State, 7:30 p.m. Sacramento 141, Minnesota 130 15), Mississippi 41 (Dunlap 12). Total Fouls— Memphis, Tenn.
gious C-USA Commissioner’s Academic Medal and being named to Toronto 113, Golden State 93 Louisiana-Lafayette 11, Mississippi 14. Techni- Missouri (8-4) vs. Oklahoma State (6-6), 2:45
the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll. In addition, she was selected
to C-USA’s Women’s Soccer All-Academic First Team for the 2018 and
Women’s College Basketball Today’s Games
L.A. Lakers at Houston, 7 p.m.
cal Fouls—None.A—7,389. p.m. (ESPN)
Holiday Bowl
2017 seasons and she was a CoSIDA Division I Academic All-District 6 Today’s Game L.A. Clippers at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m.
Chicago vs. Orlando at Mexico City, 8:30 p.m. Football San Diego
Northwestern (8-5) vs. Utah (9-4), 6 p.m. (FS1)
selection in 2017. Akinniyi received the Yates Construction Scholarship Philander Smith College at Mississippi University Dallas at Phoenix, 9:30 p.m.
NFL Gator Bowl
for the 2018-19 academic year (awarded to engineering students with a for Women, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Men’s AMERICAN CONFERENCE Jacksonville, Fla.
NC State (9-3) vs. Texas A&M (8-4), 6:30 p.m.
GPA of 3.5 or higher). Major Scores
On the pitch, Akinniyi served as the team captain for the Southern Boston College 82, Columbia 73
New England 9 4 0 .692 364 293
Tuesday, Jan. 1
Miami 7 6 0 .538 278 333
Miss women’s soccer team in 2018 and she played the defender posi- Fairleigh Dickinson 93, Army 84 Buffalo 4 9 0 .308 201 320 Outback Bowl

on the air
Hartford 91, Bryant 74 Tampa, Fla.
tion. She played four seasons for the Golden Eagles and she capped Rider 81, Norfolk St. 71
N.Y. Jets 4 9 0 .308 270 330
Mississippi State (8-4) vs. Iowa (8-4), 11 a.m.
of her historical career by leading Southern Miss to its most successful Stony Brook 83, LIU Brooklyn 79 W L T Pct PF PA (ESPN2)
season in the history of the women’s soccer program in 2018. The Temple 65, UMass 63 Houston 9 4 0 .692 323 259 Citrus Bowl
2018 squad finished the season with a program record, 13 wins and 11 Today SOUTH
Georgia St. 95, Chattanooga 88
Indianapolis 7 6 0 .538 349
Tennessee 7 6 0 .538 251
Orlando, Fla.
Kentucky (9-3) vs. Penn State (9-3), Noon
shutouts. COLLEGE BASKETBALL Louisville 72, Lipscomb 68
Mississippi 69, SE Louisiana 47
Jacksonville 4 9 0 .308 212 273 (ABC)
North Fiesta Bowl
Due in large part to the play of Akinniyi, Southern Miss earned its 7 p.m. — Savannah State at Wisconsin, Big Ten Presbyterian 103, VMI 70 W L T Pct PF PA Glendale, Ariz.
first berth in the C-USA Women’s Soccer Tournament for the first time Troy 88, Carver 43 Pittsburgh 7 5 1 .577 367 306 LSU (9-3) vs. UCF (12-0), Noon (ESPN)
since 2007. During their tournament run, the Golden Eagles knocked off
Network UNC-Greensboro 77, Coppin St. 54
Baltimore 7 6 0 .538 321 241 Rose Bowl
Cleveland 5 7 1 .423 292 332 Pasadena, Calif.
No. 3 seed UAB 1-0 in the quarterfinals and No. 2 seed FAU 1-0 in the COLLEGE GOLF DePaul 104, Chicago St. 70 Cincinnati 5 8 0 .385 307 397 Washington (10-3) vs. Ohio State (12-1), 4 p.m.
IUPUI 116, Indiana-Northwest 79 West (ESPN)
semifinals to advance to the championship match where they faced No. 1 p.m. — NCAA Men’s Golf Championships, team Murray St. 80, S. Illinois 52 W L T Pct PF PA Sugar Bowl
1 seed North Texas. The Golden Eagles’ semifinal victory and appear- South Dakota 78, Bellevue 52 x-Kansas City 11 2 0 .846 471 351
match play finals, Stillwater, Oklahoma, TGC Wichita St. 69, Jacksonville St. 65 L.A. Chargers 10 3 0 .769 366 270
New Orleans
ance in the championship match were both firsts for the Southern Miss SOUTHWEST Denver 6 7 0 .462 290 282
Texas (9-4) vs. Georgia (11-2), 7:45 p.m.
women’s soccer program. 3 p.m. — East Lake Cup, team match play Houston 82, LSU 76 Oakland 3 10 0 .231 244 388
Texas Tech 79, Northwestern St. 44 NATIONAL CONFERENCE
After earning C-USA Women’s Soccer First Team honors in 2018, championships, men’s and women’s FAR WEST East Monday, Jan. 7
BYU 85, Portland St. 66 College Football Championship
Akinniyi became the only two-time C-USA Women’s Soccer First Team semifinalists, Atlanta, Georgia, TGC Boise St. 67, Alabama St. 57
Santa Clara, Calif.
Dallas 8 5 0 .615 276 246
selection in Southern Miss history. She was named to the C-USA San Diego St. 99, Cal State Dominguez Hills 46 Cotton Bowl winner vs. Orange Bowl winner, 7
GOLF Philadelphia 6 7 0 .462 281 295
p.m. (ESPN)
Women’s Soccer First Team in 2017 as well. Ole Miss 69, Washington 6 7 0 .462 249 297
4:30 a.m. — European Tour Golf, Alfred Dunhill N.Y. Giants 5 8 0 .385 307 331
After the conclusion of the 2018 season, Akinniyi was selected to
the 2018 United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division I Women’s All-South Championship, first round, South Africa, TGC
SE Louisiana 47
SE LOUISIANA (4-5): Greenwood 9-10
W L T Pct PF PA Hockey
Region First Team, becoming the first Golden Eagle to ever earn the 8 p.m. — American Century Championship Golf:
1-1 20, Veal 2-9 2-3 6, Brown 1-5 0-0 2, Julien
1-3 0-0 2, Charleston 0-6 0-0 0, Gonzalez
y-New Orleans
11 2 0 .846 447
6 7 0 .462 324
332 NHL
honor. 0-1 0-0 0, Bossetta 0-0 0-0 0, Diop 2-6 0-0 4, Tampa Bay 5 8 0 .385 332 383
n Grandy earns volleyball honor: At Hattiesburg, Southern Miss Celebrity Golf Event, final round, South Lake, TGC Brewer 0-2 1-2 1, Starwood 0-0 0-0 0, Thomas Atlanta 4 9 0 .308 316 367

Atlantic Division
3-4 2-2 8, Edwards 1-3 0-0 3, West 0-2 0-0 0, North
senior Kylie Grandy has been named a Division I American Volleyball Tahoe, Nevada Strange 0-0 0-0 0, Saunders 0-0 1-2 1. Totals W L T Pct PF PA Tampa Bay 32 24 7 1 49 130 91
Chicago 9 4 0 .692 359 247 Toronto 31 21 9 1 43 113 85
Coaches Association (AVCA) All-American Honorable Mention 19-51 7-10 47.
11 p.m. — Asian Tour Golf, Indonesian Masters, MISSISSIPPI (7-2): Stevens 3-6 0-0 6, Minnesota 6 6 1 .500 282 291 Buffalo 31 18 9 4 40 95 91
honoree. Grandy is the sixth Golden Eagle in program history to be Green Bay 5 7 1 .423 315 307 Boston 31 17 10 4 38 85 79
second round, Indonesia, TGC Tyree 1-5 0-0 3, Shuler 7-10 2-2 19, T.Davis
Detroit 5 8 0 .385 271 319 Montreal 31 15 11 5 35 97 101
tabbed as an AVCA All-American, joining Ashley Mell (Two) and Kelsea 6-11 2-2 15, Hinson 4-9 0-1 9, Naylor 0-0 0-0 0,
West Detroit 32 14 14 4 32 93 107
Seymour (Three). 4:30 a.m. (Friday) — European Tour Golf, Alfred Buffen 1-2 1-4 3, Olejniczak 4-5 1-1 9, D.Davis
1-4 0-0 2, Halums 0-0 1-2 1, Rodriguez 1-1 0-0 W L T Pct PF PA Ottawa 32 13 15 4 30 106 125
y-L.A. Rams 11 2 0 .846 425 313 Florida 29 11 12 6 28 96 105
Grandy ended her Southern Miss career with the second-most kills Dunhill Championship, second round, South 2. Totals 28-53 7-12 69. Seattle 8 5 0 .615 340 266 Metropolitan Division
Halftime—Mississippi 33-17. 3-Point
in program history. Her 1,572 kills were 59 shy of Stephany Purdue’s Africa, TGC Goals—SE Louisiana 2-17 (Greenwood 1-1,
Arizona 3 10 0 .231 178 327 GP W L OT Pts GF GA
San Francisco 3 10 0 .231 275 350 Washington 30 18 9 3 39 112 92
program record. The Rolesville, N.C., native smacked a senior-record Edwards 1-3, Veal 0-1, Gonzalez 0-1, Thomas
530 kills this season at a .217 hitting clip. Grandy also became one of
NBA 0-1, West 0-1, Diop 0-1, Brewer 0-1, Julien 0-1, x-clinched playoff spot
Columbus 30 16 12 2 34 102 102
N.Y. Islanders 30 14 12 4 32 85 88
Brown 0-3, Charleston 0-3), Mississippi 6-13
just a few Golden Eagles to reach 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs. 7 p.m. — LA Lakers at Houston, TNT (Shuler 3-4, T.Davis 1-1, Tyree 1-3, Hinson 1-3,
y-clinched division Pittsburgh 30 13 11 6 32 101 98
Stevens 0-1, D.Davis 0-1). Fouled Out—None. N.Y. Rangers 30 14 13 3 31 88 98
Grandy had a career game against C-USA Champion Rice after 9 p.m. — G-League, Capital City at South Bay, Rebounds—SE Louisiana 21 (Greenwood 6),
Today’s Game
L.A. Chargers at Kansas City, 7:20 p.m.
Carolina 29 13 12 4 30 72 81
putting up 28 kills, 15 digs, two blocks and two service aces. Grandy ESPNU Mississippi 30 (Stevens 7). Assists—SE Lou- Saturday’s Games
Philadelphia 29 12 13 4 28 91 107
isiana 15 (Veal 6), Mississippi 16 (T.Davis 4). New Jersey 29 10 13 6 26 88 105
also recorded at least 20 kills in 11 matches. The performance against Houston at N.Y. Jets, 3:30 p.m. WESTERN CONFERENCE
Rice earned her C-USA Offensive Player of the Week Honors. 9:30 p.m. — Dallas at Phoenix, TNT Total Fouls—SE Louisiana 11, Mississippi 15. Cleveland at Denver, 7:20 p.m. Central Division
A—3,564 (6,500). Sunday’s Games
Grandy’s selection comes on the heels of her All-Conference USA NFL Tennessee at N.Y. Giants, Noon
Nashville 31 20 10 1 41 98 78
First Team and AVCA Southwest Honorable Mention honors. Grandy 7 p.m. — LA Chargers at Kansas City, WLOV and No. 24 Houston 82, Green Bay at Chicago, Noon
Detroit at Buffalo, Noon Winnipeg 30 19 9 2 40 107 83
will now shift gears to the Golden Eagle Beach Volleyball team for the
NFL Network LSU 76 Tampa Bay at Baltimore, Noon
Arizona at Atlanta, Noon
Colorado 31 17 9 5 39
112 94
31 16 12 3 35 86 84
next two seasons. LSU (7-3): Reid 4-8 5-9 13, Days 3-6 0-0 Minnesota 30 16 12 2 34 95 88
7, Mays 2-9 1-2 7, Waters 3-13 3-4 10, Smart Oakland at Cincinnati, Noon
n Future football schedules confirmed: At Hattiesburg, Confer- RODEO 6-14 5-5 18, Bigby-Williams 0-0 4-4 4, Williams Dallas at Indianapolis, Noon St. Louis 29 11 14 4 26 82 97
Miami at Minnesota, Noon Chicago 33 10 18 5 25 93 124
ence USA unveiled Wednesday the league’s cross-division opponents 9 p.m. — PRCA Rodeo, Wrangler National Finals, 1-3 2-2 4, Edwards 1-2 0-1 2, Taylor 1-2 9-11 11.
Totals 21-57 29-38 76. Washington at Jacksonville, Noon Pacific Division
for the 2019 and 2020 football seasons. Southern Miss will play WKU CBS Sports Network HOUSTON (9-0): Brady 2-4 4-5 8, Alley Seattle at San Francisco, 3:05 p.m. GP W L OT Pts GF GA
1-5 10-12 13, Davis 2-4 4-4 8, Brooks 5-16 0-2 New England at Pittsburgh, 3:25 p.m. Calgary 32 20 10 2 42 113 90
and Florida Atlantic over the next two seasons. Philadelphia at L.A. Rams, 7:20 p.m. Anaheim 33 17 11 5 39 87 97
In 2019, the Golden Eagles entertain the Hilltoppers at Roberts SWIMMING 13, Robinson 7-15 4-6 18, White 4-6 2-3 10,
Gresham 0-0 1-2 1, Harris 2-3 0-2 4, Jarreau Monday’s Game San Jose 32 16 11 5 37 102 98
Stadium and also travel to Boca Raton, Fla., to face the Owls of FAU. 11 a.m. — FINA World Championships, day 2 of 0-0 0-0 0, Hinton 3-9 1-2 7. Totals 26-62 26-38 New Orleans at Carolina, 7:15 p.m. Vegas
33 18 14 1 37 99 93
31 17 12 2 36 88 91
The schools will then rotate the home and away designations for the the 25m finals, China, NBC Sports Network Halftime—LSU 45-35. 3-Point Goals— FCS Playoffs Vancouver 33 14 16 3 31 98 111
LSU 5-26 (Mays 2-6, Days 1-3, Smart 1-3, Semifinals Arizona 29 13 14 2 28 76 80
2020 campaign. WOMEN’S COLLEGE GOLF Waters 1-9, Edwards 0-1, Taylor 0-1, Reid 0-3), Friday, Dec. 14 Los Angeles 32 11 19 2 24 71 98
The cross-division opponents for the next two seasons are part of Houston 4-20 (Brooks 3-11, Alley 1-5, Davis South Dakota State (10-2) at North Dakota
an eight-year rotation that will see every school from one division play 11 a.m. — NCAA Women’s Golf Championships, 0-1, Hinton 0-3). Fouled Out—Brady, Days. State (13-0), 7 p.m. NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for
Rebounds—LSU 31 (Williams 6), Houston 44 Saturday, Dec. 15 overtime loss. Top three teams in each division
every school from the other division home and away one time by the team match play finals, Stillwater, Oklahoma, (Brooks 9). Assists—LSU 10 (Mays, Waters, Maine (10-3) at Eastern Washington (11-2), 1 and two wild cards per conference advance to
Edwards 2), Houston 10 (Robinson 6). Total p.m.
end of the cycle. Here is a look at the cross-division opponents for each TGC Fouls—LSU 27, Houston 24. A—7,039 (8,479).
C-USA school over the next two football seasons: Championship Wednesday’s Games
2019 Cross-Division Opponents (sites reverse in 2020)
3 p.m. — East Lake Cup, team match play AP Top 25 Men Fared Saturday, Jan. 5 Vegas 3, N.Y. Islanders 2
Wednesday’s Games At Toyota Stadium
CHARLOTTE – NORTH TEXAS, at UTEP championships, men’s and women’s 1. Kansas (8-0) did not play. Next: vs. No. 17 Frisco, Texas Chicago 6, Pittsburgh 3
Calgary 6, Philadelphia 5, OT
Semifinal winners, Noon
FIU – UTEP, at Louisiana Tech semifinalists, Atlanta, Georgia, TGC Villanova, Saturday. Anaheim 6, Dallas 3
2. Duke (9-1) did not play. Next: vs. Princeton,
Tuesday. Division II Playoffs Today’s Games
Arizona at Buffalo, 6 p.m.
LOUISIANA TECH – FIU, at Marshall 3. Tennessee (7-1) did not play. Next: at Mem-
Saturday, Dec. 15 Los Angeles at Columbus, 6 p.m.
MARSHALL – LOUISIANA TECH, at Rice 6 p.m. — NCAA tournament, semifinal, Stanford phis, Saturday.
At McKinney, Texas Toronto at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m.
4. Gonzaga (9-1) did not play. Next: at No. 12 Carolina at Montreal, 6:30 p.m.
vs. BYU, ESPN Valdosta State (13-0) vs. Ferris State (15-0),
MIDDLE TENNESSEE – RICE, at North Texas North Carolina, Saturday.
3 p.m. Vancouver at Nashville, 7 p.m.
5. Michigan (10-0) did not play. Next: vs. West-
NORTH TEXAS – MIDDLE TENNESSEE, at Charlotte 8:30 p.m. — NCAA tournament, semifinal, Illinois Edmonton at Winnipeg, 7 p.m.
ern Michigan, Saturday.
6. Virginia (9-0) did not play. Next: at South Division III Playoffs Florida at Minnesota, 7 p.m.
vs. Nebraska, ESPN Carolina, Wednesday. Championship Dallas at San Jose, 9:30 p.m.
RICE – MARSHALL, at Middle Tennessee 7. Nevada (10-0) did not play. Next: vs. South Friday, Dec. 14
SOUTHERN MISS – WKU, at Florida Atlantic
Friday Dakota State, Saturday.
8. Auburn (8-1) did not play. Next: vs. UAB,
At Shenandoah, Texas
Mount Union (14-0) vs. Mary Hardin-Baylor,
(14-0), 7 p.m.
BIATHLON Saturday. Wednesday’s Moves
UTEP – CHARLOTTE, at FIU 9. Michigan State (8-2) did not play. Next: vs.
Bowl Schedule BASEBALL
UTSA – FLORIDA ATLANTIC, at Old Dominion 11 a.m. — IBU World Cup, men’s 10km sprint, Green Bay, Sunday.
Saturday, Dec. 15 American League
10. Florida State (8-1) did not play. Next: vs.
Celebration Bowl BOSTON RED SOX — Agreed to terms with OF
WKU – UAB, at Southern Miss Austria, NBC Sports Network Southeast Missouri State, Monday.
At Atlanta Gorkys Hernandez on a minor league contract.
11. Texas Tech (9-0) beat Northwestern State
Additionally, all 2019 intra-division games will take place at the COLLEGE BASKETBALL 79-44. Next: vs. Abilene Christian, Saturday. NC A&T (9-2) vs. Alcorn State (9-3), 11 a.m. BASKETBALL
(ABC) National Basketball Association
opposite location of the 2018 meeting. 12. North Carolina (7-2) did not play. Next: vs.
6 p.m. — Illinois at Depaul, FS1 No. 4 Gonzaga, Saturday. Cure Bowl NBA — Fined Phoenix F T.J. Warren $15,000
n Signing parties set: At Hattiesburg, the Southern Miss 13. Virginia Tech (8-1) did not play. Next: vs. Orlando, Fla. for directing inappropriate language toward a
Department of Athletics announced this week that they will hold a pair 8 p.m. — Wisconsin (Green Bay) at Creighton, Washington, Saturday. Tulane (6-6) vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (7-6), game official following ejection.
14. Buffalo (9-0) did not play. Next: vs. South- 12:30 p.m. (CBSSN) FOOTBALL
of football parties for the early national signing period next Wednesday, FS1 ern Illinois, Saturday. New Mexico Bowl National Football League
Dec. 19, in both Jackson and Hattiesburg. COLLEGE FOOTBALL 15. Ohio State (8-1) did not play. Next: vs. Buck-
North Texas (9-3) vs. Utah State (10-2), 1 p.m.
BUFFALO BILLS — Signed RB Keith Ford and
nell, Saturday. S Dean Marlowe from the practice squad and
The day begins in Jackson from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in Diplomat 16. Wisconsin (8-2) did not play. Next: vs. Sa- (ESPN) WR Tanner McEvoy, TE Kyle Carter and CB
Rooms A&B at the Hilton Hotel (1001 E. County Line Rd.). Members 6 p.m. — NCAA Division III Championship, The vannah State, Thursday. Las Vegas Bowl Josh Thornton to the practice squad.
17. Villanova (8-3) did not play. Next: at No. 1 Fresno State (11-2) vs. Arizona State (7-5), 2:30
of the Golden Eagle football coaching staff will be in attendance to Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl, Mount Union vs. Mary Kansas, Saturday. p.m. (ABC)
CHICAGO BEARS — Placed DB Bryce Cal-
lahan on injured reserve. Signed DB Marcus
Camellia Bowl
discuss the signing class. The cost is $10 per person and includes a Hardin-Baylor, at Shenandoah, Texas 18. Mississippi State (8-1) did not play. Next:
Montgomery, Ala. Williams.
vs. Cincinnati, Saturday. DETROIT LIONS — Signed DT Joshua Frazier,
lunch buffet. 7 p.m. — NCAA FCS Semifinal, South Dakota 19. Kentucky (7-2) did not play. Next: vs. Utah, Georgia Southern (9-3) vs. Eastern Michigan
OL Jarron Jones and DE Jonathan Wynn to the
(7-5), 4:30 p.m. (ESPN)
The Hattiesburg event takes place at the Giannini Touchdown Saturday.
New Orleans Bowl practice squad.
Terrace in the South End Zone of Roberts Stadium from 5:30 – 7 p.m., State at North Dakota State, ESPN2 20. Arizona State (7-1) did not play. Next: at
Georgia, Saturday. Middle Tennessee (8-5) vs. Appalachian State GREEN BAY PACKERS — Placed OL Byron
(10-2), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Bell on injured reserve. Signed G Nico Siragusa
where refreshments will be provided and members of the football COLLEGE WRESTLING 21. Marquette (8-2) did not play. Next: vs. North from Baltimore’s practice squad.
Dakota, Tuesday.
coaching staff will be in attendance to discuss the signing class. 5 p.m. — Arizona State at Penn State, ESPN2 22. Iowa (7-2) did not play. Next: vs. Northern Tuesday, Dec. 18 HOUSTON ASTROS — Signed WR Amba Et-
Iowa, Saturday. Boca Raton (Fla.) Bowl ta-Tawo, LB Kennan Gilchrist and G Maurquice
CURLING 23. Furman (11-0) did not play. Next: vs. UNC UAB (10-3) vs. North Illinois (8-5), 6 p.m. Shakir to the practice squad.
College Football 2 p.m. — World Curling Championships, U.S. vs.
Wilmington, Saturday.
24. Houston (9-0) beat LSU 82-76. Next: vs.

Wednesday, Dec. 19
Demby from Detroit’s practice squad.
MIAMI DOLPHINS — Placed C Jake Brendel
Saint Louis, Sunday.
Temple hires former MSU coordinator Diaz as coach Japan, Las Vegas, Nevada, NBC Sports Network 25. Indiana (8-2) did not play. Next: vs. Butler, Frisco (Texas) Bowl
San Diego State (7-5) vs. Ohio (8-4), 7 p.m.
on injured reserve. Signed OL Hroniss Grasu.
NEW YORK GIANTS — Signed DT Woodrow
Temple has hired Miami defensive coordinator Manny Diaz as Saturday.
4 p.m. — Women’s Curling: U.S. vs. Italy, Minn., 25. Kansas State (6-2) did not play. Next: vs. (ESPN) Hamilton to the practice squad.
its next head coach, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Georgia State, Saturday. Canadian Football League
Associated Press on Wednesday night.
NBC Sports Network 25. Syracuse (7-2) did not play. Next: vs. Old Thursday, Dec. 20 WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS — Signed DL
Dominion, Saturday. Gasparilla Bowl Evan Perrizo and DB Jimmy Pruitt.
The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because 6 p.m — Mixed Doubles Competition: U.S. vs. At St. Petersburg, Fla. HOCKEY
Wednesday’s Women’s Marshall (8-4) vs. South Florida (7-5), 7 p.m. National Hockey League
the school was planning to make the deal official Thursday, with a news Japan, NBC Sprots Network (ESPN)
conference scheduled on campus at 2 p.m. to introduce the Owls’ new Major Scores CALGARY FLAMES — Assigned G Nick
8 p.m. — World Men’s Curling Championship: EAST Friday, Dec. 21
Schneider from Stockton (AHL) to Kansas City
football coach. Dartmouth 70, Mass.-Lowell 54 Bahamas Bowl
Diaz replaces Geoff Collins, who left Temple after two seasons to U.S. vs. China, Las Vegas, Nevada, NBC Sports UCF 71, Duquesne 63 Nassau
UMass 66, Boston U. 55 Toledo (7-5) vs. FIU (8-4), 11:30 a.m (ESPN) Staal on injured reserve. Recalled F Janne
become coach at Georgia Tech last week. Like Collins, Diaz has been a Network SOUTH Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Kuokkanen from Charlotte (AHL). Assigned
Furman 73, FAU 57 G Jeremy Helvig from Charlotte to Florida
successful defensive coordinator with Power Five schools. 10 p.m. — World Women’s Curling World Cham- Georgia Southern 69, Presbyterian 68
Western Michigan (7-5) vs. BYU (6-6), 3 p.m.
Their careers already have crossed. Collins helped replace Diaz Jacksonville St. 55, Alabama A&M 48 EDMONTON OILERS — Recalled G Dylan
pionship: Japan vs. U.S., Ontario, NBC Sports Louisiana Tech 72, SE Louisiana 54
Wells from Wichita (ECHL) to Bakersfield
as co-defensive coordinator at Mississippi State in 2011 after Diaz left Mississippi 79, Louisiana-Lafayette 57 (AHL).
for Texas. In 2015, when Collins left Mississippi State for Florida, Diaz Network NC Central 66, UNC-Greensboro 57
Saturday, Dec. 22
Birmingham (Ala.) Bowl FLORIDA PANTHERS — Assigned F Patrick
returned to the Bulldogs. GOLF New Orleans 68, Dillard 59
Norfolk St. 74, Longwood 42
Memphis (8-5) vs. Wake Forest (6-6), 11 a.m.
Bajkov from Springfield (AHL) to Manchester
Diaz, a Miami native, has directed defenses that ranked in the top 4:30 a.m. — European Tour Golf, Alfred Dunhill Troy 91, Talladega 70 Armed Forces Bowl LOS ANGELES KINGS — Placed D Alec Marti-
15 nationally in yards per play with the Hurricanes each season since MIDWEST Fort Worth, Texas nez on injured reserve, retroactive to Saturday.
joining them in 2016. Championship, second round, South Africa, TGC Minnesota 84, Coppin St. 52 Houston (8-4) vs. Army (9-2), 2:30 p.m. (ESPN) Recalled D Daniel Brickley from Ontario (AHL).
North Dakota 84, Mayville State 50 Dollar General Bowl ST. LOUIS BLUES — Assigned F Jordan Kyrou
The 44-year-old went to Florida State and started his career as 11 a.m. — PGA Junior League National Champi- Oregon 87, S. Dakota St. 79 Mobile, Ala. to San Antonio (AHL).
Wisconsin 85, Chicago St. 38 Buffalo (10-3) vs. Troy (9-3), 6 p.m. (ESPN) SOCCER
a graduate assistant on Hall of Fame coach Bobby Bowden’s staff in onship, Scottsdale, Arizona, TGC SOUTHWEST Hawaii Bowl Major League Soccer
1998-99. Baylor 96, Morehead St. 58 Honolulu FC DALLAS — Traded M Victor Ulloa to Cincin-
9 p.m. — Asian Tour Golf, Indonesian Masters, FAR WEST Louisiana Tech (7-5) vs. Hawaii (8-5), 9:30 p.m. nati for general allocation money.
He seemed on a fast track to a head-coaching job in his 30s, but Colorado 79, Prairie View 38 (ESPN) NEW YORK RED BULLS — Signed D Tim
a three-year stint at Texas toward the end of Mack Brown’s tenure with third round, Indonesia, TGC Fresno St. 80, Santa Clara 53 Parker to a multi-year contract.
Wednesday, Dec. 26
the Longhorns turned out to be a setback for Diaz. He was fired early in 3:30 a.m. (Saturday) — European Tour Golf, AP Top 25 Women Fared SERVPRO First Responder Bowl
ORLANDO DITY SC — Traded M Tony Rocha
to New York City FC for a 2019 fourth-round
the 2013 season. Alfred Dunhill Championship, third round, South Wednesday’s Games Dallas draft pick.
1. UConn (9-0) did not play. Next: at Oklahoma, Boston College (7-5) vs. Boise State (10-3),
Diaz resurfaced the next season at Louisiana Tech, before return- Wednesday. 12:30 p.m. (ESPN)
ing to Mississippi State for a year.
Africa, TGC 2. Notre Dame (8-1) did not play. Next: vs. Bing- Quick Lane Bowl CAMPBELL — Announced the resignation of
athletic director Bob Roller.
Temple was 8-4 this season under Collins, including 7-1 in the NBA hamton, Sunday.
3. Baylor (8-0) beat Morehead State 96-58.
Minnesota (6-6) vs. Georgia Tech (7-5), 4:15 FLORIDA ATLANTIC — RB Devin Singletary
will enter the NFL draft.
American Athletic Conference, with its loss to No. 7 UCF. The Owls 6:30 p.m. — Indiana at Philadelphia, ESPN Next: at No. 11 Stanford, Saturday.
4. Louisville (10-0) did not play. Next: vs. North-
p.m. (ESPN)
Cheez-It Bowl MEMPHIS — RB Darrell Henderson will enter
have had five straight seasons of at least a .500 record under Matt 9 p.m. — Oklahoma City at Denver, ESPN ern Kentucky, Saturday. Phoenix the NFL draft.
Rhule and Collins, the longest stretch of sustained success for the 5. Mississippi State (9-0) did not play. Next: California (7-5) vs. TCU (6-6), 8 p.m. (ESPN) MICHIGAN — Dismissed sophomore RB
program since the 1970s. RODEO at Southern Mississippi, Friday. O’Maury Samuels from the football program.
SETON HALL — Named Ciara Crinion wom-
6. Maryland (10-0) did not play. Next: at Dela- Thursday, Dec. 27
9 p.m. — PRCA Rodeo, Wrangler National Finals, ware, Thursday, Dec. 20. Independence Bowl en’s soccer coach.
7. Oregon (8-1) beat South Dakota State 87-79. Shreveport, La. SOUTH DAKOTA STATE — Agreed to terms
—From Special and Wire Reports CBS Sports Network Next: vs. No. 5 Mississippi State, Tuesday. Temple (8-4) vs. Duke (7-5), 12:30 p.m. (ESPN) with football coach John Stiegelmeier on a
8. Oregon State (7-1) did not play. Next: vs. five-year contract extension through the 2023
Eastern Washington, Friday. season.
4B Thursday, December 13, 2018 The Dispatch •


Chiefs look to wrap up AFC West title with win over Chargers
By DAVE SKRET TA But the Chargers also have when we lost to those guys you never know when your “I’ve been grinding hard to
The Associated Press had about as much luck against twice — same things. They are number is going to be called, get back,” Gordon said. “I know
the Chiefs as the Redskins have just really good.” so it is important that you are Coach (Lynn) is trying to be
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The had with quarterbacks this The Chiefs have continued ready,” Chiefs offensive coordi- careful and doesn’t want me to
Kansas City Chiefs are missing
year, losing nine straight and to play at a high level despite nator Eric Bieniemy said. “It’s further hurt myself or things
their star running back, likely
many of them in lopsided fash- some personnel challenges. all hands on deck. When it’s all like that. So we’ll see where
without his backup and could
ion. Running back Kareem Hunt said and done, we go out and that goes.”
have their top two wide receiv-
That includes this season’s was released nearly two weeks play.” If he’s unable to play, rook-
ers hobbled or shelved for their
crucial AFC West showdown opener in Los Angeles, when ago because of off-the-field is- Besides, it’s not as if the ie Justin Jackson would get his
against the Los Angeles Char- Mahomes announced his ar- sues, and new starter Spencer Chargers haven’t had injury is- first NFL start.
gers on Thursday night. rival to the NFL with his first Ware hurt his hamstring last sues of their own. “What is it, Week 15 in the
They still have Patrick Ma- four touchdown passes in the Sunday against Baltimore. Running back Melvin Gor- NFL? These things happen,”
homes, though. Chiefs’ 38-28 victory at Stub- Wide receiver Sammy Wat- don is expected to be a game- Chargers offensive coordinator
And they’re still playing the Hub Center. kins is likely to miss Thursday time decision after spraining Ken Whisenhunt said.
Chargers. “We’re familiar with this night’s game with a lingering his right knee against Arizo- The Chiefs can clinch their
Yes, the Chargers (10-3) are group, but they do so many foot problem, and speedster na and missing the past two third straight AFC West title
one of the hottest teams in the things. It’s never easy going up Tyreek Hill is nursing wrist and games. His primary backup, and a first-round bye in the play-
NFL, having won three straight against Kansas City,” Chargers heel injuries, but has insisted Austin Ekeler, is likely out after offs with a win. But even with a
and nine of 10 to close within a coach Anthony Lynn said. all week that he’ll be ready. hurting his neck and sustaining loss, the Chiefs would hold the
game of Kansas City (11-2) in “Go back to September. You “One thing we have been a concussion in last week’s win tiebreaker over the Chargers by
the division race. can go back to last year, to 2017, talking about all season long, over the Bengals. virtue of division record.

Comics & Puzzles

Dear Abby
EAR ABBY: her? — DRAMA up having sex.
I have been WITH HIS EX What’s wrong with me? I
with my DEAR DRA- have never cheated before. I
husband for five MA: You know have been cheated on in the
years, and we that what your past, and I know how much
have two children husband’s ex is it hurt, so I vowed never to
together. It’s saying isn’t true do it. But it just happened. I
my husband’s because you regret what I did, and I feel
second marriage have been with gross. Why would I do this? Is
and my first. your husband it my way of coping with Dad’s
He and his first long enough to illness? I need to understand
wife, “Gretchen,” see the kind what the hell happened.
ZITS had no kids, but of person he Please help. — OFF THE RAILS
they did have a is. Continue to DEAR OFF: I, too, suspect
long and messy ignore and avoid that your infidelity may be
divorce. She and her. If someone related to trying to deal with
her family live in repeats her your father’s diagnosis. It is
the same small
Dear Abby stories, tell them not as unusual as you may
town as we do. that IN YOUR think for people to react to
Her favorite pastime is telling EXPERIENCE what she’s saying grief, trauma or death by doing
anyone who will listen that my couldn’t be further from the something uncharacteristic.
husband physically abused truth. People who know you However, if this becomes your
and raped her. will understand what Gretch- default coping mechanism,
I know my husband. In our en’s saying for what it is — un- discuss it with a licensed
five years together he has happiness and vindictiveness. psychotherapist so it doesn’t
never so much as raised his DEAR ABBY: I’m at a destroy your marriage.
voice to me or our children. I loss and need some outside P.S. Unplanned sexual en-
GARFIELD don’t presume to know what advice. I’m a man, married for counters can have unplanned
happened between him and two years. My husband and I consequences. To make sure
Gretchen during their marriage, have a great marriage, but last this one hasn’t, contact your
but I know in my heart it never week my father was diagnosed doctor about being checked for
got physical. I have spent five with stage 4 cancer, and I’m an STD. And consider coming
years listening to this garbage having trouble processing it. clean to your husband, be-
and hearing her put him down My husband is super support- cause it would be disastrous if
and say nasty things about ive and has had my back 100 your friend let the truth slip out
me. I have reached my limit. percent. But yesterday I woke accidentally. (And, of course, if
Should I confront her or just up and a friend of mine wanted you’ve developed an STD, tell
keep refusing to acknowledge to meet with me and we ended your husband right away.)

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Dec. Where do you draw the line motives at play in today’s mat-
13). You’re a visionary, a big with your mischief? Too far to ters of love and friendship.
idea person. To make it happen, one side and it’s criminal. Too LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). As
get better at delegating. The far to the other and it’s such a a Leo, you understand that the
universe brings you competent weak strain it could hardly be king isn’t the king because he’s
people happy to be a part of considered mischief at all. You’ll better; he’s the king because
your plan. Other treasures of employ your best judgment and his position got him crowned.
the solar return: some silly fun hit the perfect tone. Doing good work from where you
that turns into big publicity, an GEMINI (May 21-June 21). are, wherever you may be, is the
approach to health to amp up When you hear what you don’t aim that serves you best.
your vitality and the worthiest like, how do you punish the VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22).
wingman ever. Libra and Cancer messenger? People only lie Of course nothing is certain,
adore you. Your lucky numbers because the truth seems too but who wants to live with that
are: 1, 30, 33, 8 and 47. dangerous a thing to tell. The ethos? It’s not very productive
BABY BLUES ARIES (March 21-April way to get to the truth is to and even less exciting. Anyway,
19). The beautiful thing will be make it safer for people to tell some things are more certain
a simple thing. But there’s a it to you. than others. Choose one and
process to finding this. Along CANCER (June 22-July 22). go for it.
the way, things will get mighty Relationships are always a LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23).
complicated indeed, which will co-creation. It may seem that “Face your fear” is the common
be your cue to go back to the you’re responsible for what hap- advice. Putting your face into
basics and start again. pens in them, but only partly. fear’s face isn’t always required
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Consider carefully the various to solve the problem; it can
be solved through action.
Today you could do the action
blindfolded and have the same
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov.
21). A 1 percent improvement
BEETLE BAILEY will have a 360-degree effect.
What makes you better in your
personal life will make you
better at everything: work, busi-
ness, art, parenting, friendship,
self-care and on and on.
21). Your signmate former
British Prime Minister Winston
Churchill suggested, “Never
hold discussions with the
monkey when the organ grinder
is in the room.” But if you can
separate the monkey from the
organ grinder, you’ll get a good
MALLARD FILLMORE story from each.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan.
19). While there are times when
a passively experienced amuse-
ment is just what you need to
relax, the best entertainment
for today is the sort that engag-
es your brain at a high level.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb.
18). You’d like to do more with
less, and indeed you’ll feel hap-
pier, lighter and more productive
when this happens. The first
step is getting to less, though.
So what three things can you
FAMILY CIRCUS let go of?
PISCES (Feb. 19-March
20). You’ve been good at doing
you for years now, and yet there
are still people who think they
have the answer to how you
could be doing it better. Steer
them off the pursuit, either gen-
tly or abruptly, because they’re

Rainy season
The Dispatch • Thursday, December 13, 2018 5B

Business brief
Leadership Mississippi Kelly McQuaig, Don Meeler, John the Mississippi Museum of Art in
Mercer, Stacey Miles, Ryan Miller, Jackson on December 7, 2018. Par-
graduates Matthew D. Miller, Patrice Mims, ticipants completed five sessions
MEC’s Leadership Mississippi Elizabeth B. Myles, Ph.D., Dr. in locations across Mississippi,
program is proud to announce the
Sebrina Palmer, Glenn Partrick, including Jackson, Oxford, the
54 graduates of the Class of 2018.
Bradley Patano, Ashley Rea, Carla Mississippi Gulf Coast, Tunica and
They are: Aubrey Blakemore,
Marie McPherson-Rushing, Shad Columbus.
Barbara Bowman, Scott Brown,
Everett R. Chinn, Shuronda Schipke, LTC Deidre D. Smith, Leadership Mississippi is the
Claiborne-Common, Kyle Dew, Brigadier General Joe Spraggins, second oldest statewide leader-
Jennifer B. Easley, Jason J. Fabre Jennifer Sutton, Jenny Tate, Dar- ship program in the nation and
Jr., Donna Gardner, Adam Grace, rell W. Temple, Lyndsay Thom- is conducted by the M.B. Swayze
Kimberly Griffin, Kristyn Gunter, as-Dowdle, Michael Todaro, Tyler Foundation. Since its inception in
Dr. Tangela N. Hales, PhD, RN, S. Walker, Anthony Whirley, Chad 1974, Leadership Mississippi has
Tyrone C. Hendrix Sr., Cheryl Hen- Wicker, Floyd Wiley, Mary Cates graduated more than 1,500 alumni
ning, Kern Hoff, Les Howell, Gary Williams, Jonathan Woodward and active in Mississippi business and
Hutson Emlyn Jackson, Todd Jack- Caroline Wright politics. Mississippi’s top business
son, Jennifer R. Johnson, Enebeli The Class of 2018 celebrated executives have participated in
Kanonu, Jo Carol Kieffer, Carmen their completion of the program Leadership Mississippi as a way to
Kyle, Amanda Lott, Timothy Mask, at a graduation ceremony held at expand their networks.

AP Interview: Sen. Doug Jones says

farmers scared by Trump’s tariffs
‘Democrats need to do a better job well. We may not know
who they are just yet.”
Senate from Alabama in a
at reaching the heartland of America’ Trump remains popu-
lar in Alabama, but that’s
The senator said that
even in Alabama people
By LISA MASCARO Jones will soon be one of shifting, Jones claimed, as are starting to question
AP Congressional the few remaining Dem- voters in the middle “don’t whether Trump’s “nation-
Correspondent like a lot of the hateful alistic approach” on tariffs
ocratic senators from a
deeply conservative state. rhetoric.” And while parti- is a threat to their finan-
WA S H - sans on both sides will re-
That status has made him cial well-being.
INGTON — main dug in, for or against
something of a guide for Soybean farmers are
Sen. Doug the president, others “re-
his party on how to win watching their crops rot
Jones said ally can’t point to a lot of
back Democrats who vot- and automobile manu-
A l a b a m a ’s things” that are better
ed for Trump 2016. factures, which he says
soybean now, other than tax cuts,
As longtime friend of have played a leading role
farmers after the president’s first
Joe Biden, Jones said he in boosting the economy
and auto- two years in office.
mobile man- Jones hopes the former vice after other industries de-
“They’re beginning to clined, face high costs of
ufacturers president makes a run as question,” he said.
are “scared to death” the party’s pick for 2020. steel and aluminum tar-
Jones says the path iffs.
over President Donald “Democrats need to do for Democrats is to stay
Trump’s tariff wars, but a better job at reaching the “They’re beginning to
focused on the “kitchen say, Ok, we put you in here
he cautioned Democrats heartland of America,” he table” issues that helped
from spending too much said. Biden is “probably to try to get us a better
him defeat conservative deal, but there’s got to be
time attacking the pres- the best one qualified to Republican Roy Moore,
ident as the party tries do that. He’s been doing it an end game. Tell us what
who faced decades-old the end game is and how
to win back heartland for a long, long time, and allegations of improp-
voters ahead of the 2020 long this is going to last.”
I’m hoping to see that. I er sexual relations with
presidential election. am sure, I feel confident, young women, to become
In an Associated Press that there are others as the first Democrat to the
interview, the Democrat
who won a stunning vic-
tory from the Deep South
a year ago Wednesday
said he doesn’t think
there’s enough evidence
to impeach the president,
even as prosecutors al-
lege Trump directed his
lawyer to make illegal
hush money payments.
Democrats’ time would
be better spent conduct-
ing oversight of the ad-
ministration, he said, and
working with the presi-
dent to improve trade pol-
icies, the Affordable Care
Act and other issues.
“I don’t think you have
to just jump into that right
now because it can not
only politically backfire,”
he said about impeach-
ment. “There would be
backlash. Our country
is divided enough as it
is. Democrats right now
have an opportunity to
try to get some things
Thanks to Republi-
can victories in midterm
elections last month,
6B Thursday, December 13 , 2018 The Dispatch •
Legal Notices 0010 Auctions 4120 Apts For Rent: West 7050




CEASED & Houses
CAUSE NO. 2018-0119- 1 Bedrooms
KMB 2 Bedroooms
MARK WINSTEAD, AD- 3 Bedrooms Take down
Furnished & that “for rent”
1, 2, & 3 Baths sign and get
SIPPI Lease, Deposit fast results
& Credit Check
TO: All Unknown Heirs-
at-Law of Donald Leslie with an easy
Winstead, deceased
and Any Unknown Per-
sons In Interest
327-8555 classified ad.
Apts For Rent: Starkville 7070
All Unknown Heirs-at-
Law of Cindy Winstead,
Call today
SMALL APT, walking dis-

deceased and Any Un-
known Persons In In-
Farm Equipment & Supplies
tance to MSU. Partially to place YESTERDAY’S ANSWER
General Services 1360 furnished incl W/D w/

Find Sudoku
4420 ch/a. $500/mo + dep.
Call 662-722-0020, your ad. Sudoku is a number-
You have been made a
defendant in the Peti- SONS 2016 JOHN Deere leave msg or text.
placing puzzle based on Sudoku is a number-
6 3 8 2 4 5 1 9 7
tion for Adjudication of
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5100E Tractor, 210
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Heirs-at-Law, Discharge hours. $46,500. Apts For Rent: Other 7080
& more! Call Jimbo @ a 9x9 grid with several
and Other Relief filed by 662-364-1687
Also, 2016 15ft
Kubota Bush hog avail.
given numbers. The object 7 9 5 6 1 3 2 4 8
You’re is1 toto 9place
the Administrator, Mark 1BR/1BA located in His- given numbers. The object
Winstead on December
If no answer leave 205-329-1790. toric Downtown Colum- Houses For Rent: Northside the numbers 2 8 9 3 7 4 6 5 1
voicemail or text. is to place the numbers
3, 2018, seeking to de- bus, Open space, very 7110 in the empty spaces
termine the heirs-at-law nice. $650/mo. 662- 1 to 9 in the empty spaces 1 7 6 5 8 9 3 2 4
Looking column and each 3x3 box
of Donald Leslie Win-
RETAINER WALL, drive- Firewood / Fuel 4450
328-8655. so that each row, each
stead, deceased, and
way, foundation, con- BLUECUTT ESTATES: so that each row, each 3 5 4 1 6 2 8 7 9
crete, masonry restora- FIREWOOD FOR Sale. 3BR/2BA, ch/a, double
Cindy Winstead, de- contains the same number column and each 3x3 box
tion, remodeling, base- Various lengths. garage, chain link 5 4 3 9 2 8 7 1 6
2BR/2BA located in
ceased. Other than you, ment foundation, re- 662-295-2274 fenced backyard, newly contains the same number
Historic Downtown only once. The difficulty
the only other inter-
ested parties in this ac-
pairs, small dump truck Columbus. 2,000 sq. remodeled. Rent: $900 only once. The difficulty 9 2 1 7 3 6 4 8 5
hauling (5-6 yd) load & mo. Sale: $115,000. level increases from
Garage Sales: Southside 4505 feet. Hardwood floors level increases from
tion are Mark Winstead,
Jason Winstead and Mi-
demolition/lot cleaning. throughout. Open floor. 662-352-4776. Monday to Sunday. 8 6 7 4 5 1 9 3 2
chael Winstead.
Burr Masonry GARAGE SALE. 316 8th Very nice. $1300/mo. Monday to Sunday. Difficulty Level 12/12
662-242-0259. St. S. Sat., Dec. 15th Call 662-328-8655 or Houses For Rent: New Hope
You are summoned to
appear and represent from 8a-2p. Holiday dec- 662-574-7879. 7130
WORK WANTED: orations, glassware,
your interests against Licensed & Bonded-car- something for everyone.
said Petition before the pentry, painting, & de- 1, 2, 3 BEDROOM apart- 4BR/2BA, 1.25 Acres
Honorable Rodney P. molition. Landscaping, ments & townhouses. Christopher Hills Sub; CLASSIFIEDS
Faver, Chancellor of the gutters cleaned, bush General Merchandise 4600 Call for more info. $197K (15K below ap-
14th Chancery District praisal). New Hope
hogging, clean-up work, 662-328-8254.
at 9:00 a.m. on the pressure washing, mov- APPLE COMPUTERS School District. Avail-
31st day of January ing help & furniture Two 2009 iMac com- able to rent $1,000/ Lots & Acreage 8600
2019, at the Lowndes repair. 662-242-3608 puters available. Good DOWNTOWN - WALK to mth - must meet minim-
County Courthouse, in working condition. MUW, church & shops! um credit/income re- 2.28 +/- Acre Lot.
Columbus, Mississippi, Lawn Care / Landscaping Would be good for ba- 2BR/1BA, central H&A, quirements. Military 149 Tanyia Lane. Off of
and in case of your fail- sic web browsing or hardwood. No Pets, no families welcome. Move Lake Lowndes Road.
ure to appear your in- 1470 word processing. 2Ghz; smoking, no HUD. Avail- in ready. Dep $500 plus Has asphalt drive &
terest in this matter will 2 GB RAM; 250 GB HD. able January. $675/ first month’s rent. Hot parking, 1200 ft. shop
JESSE & BEVERLY'S Computer and built-in $675. Credit check. tub, detached apart-
not be considered. LAWN SERVICE. Mow- w/ living area, septic
monitor only; mouse Call Long & Long Real ment, & large wired tank & water meter. No
ing, cleanup, landscap- and keyboard not in- Estate, 662-328-0770. shop. Contact James
You are not required to ing, sodding, & tree cut- cluded. $50 each. trailers. $45,000. Call
file an answer or other Thompson @ 662-574- 662-574-0345.
ting. 356-6525. Call 662-574-1561 6269.
pleading, but you may
do so if you desire.
Painting & Papering 1620 CH&A, 1 story, W/D,
3.5 Acre Lot. 3 estab-
Issued under my hand STARKVILLE AREA Hab- historic district, 1 block GREAT LOCATION to lished trailer lots. Play-
SULLIVAN'S PAINT itat for Humanity Re- from downtown, $625/ school, clean, 2BR/
and the seal of said SERVICE 1BA, a/c, gas heat, w/d ground. Located on
Court, this the 7th day Store resale warehouse mo. + $625 dep. NO Morgan Lane. Off of
Certified in lead will be open Saturday, PETS. 662-574-8789. hook up. No pets, no
of December 2018. removal. Offering spe- December 15 from 8- HUD. 662-327-2798. Harris Road. Caledonia
Peaceful & Quiet area.
cial prices on interior & 11. Located at 1632 Lv msg after 3rd ring, Schools. $25,000.
LISA YOUNGER NEESE, exterior painting, pres- Rockhill Road in Stark- available for showing. 662-574-0345.
CHANCERY CLERK sure washing & sheet ville. Come by for bar- FIRST FULL MONTH
LOWNDES COUNTY, rock repairs. RENT FREE! 1 & 2 Bed-
MISSISSIPPI gains on furniture, build- Houses For Rent: South 7140 LOWNDES COUNTY 45
Free Estimates ing materials, and more. room Apts/Townhomes. acres on Sobley & Dav-
Call 435-6528 Stove & refrigerator.
(SEAL) $335-$600 Monthly. 3BR/2BA, 2300 sqft, is Rd. Excellent hunting.
BY: /s/ Shantrell W. Plumbing 1680 Sporting Goods 4720 Credit check & deposit. very nice w/ 2 car gar- 1 mile west of Hwy. 69.
Granderson, D.C. Coleman Realty, age, lg back yard. Pets Small creek runs thru
ED SANDERS Gunsmith 662-329-2323. need approval. 1612 property. $1375 per
ACME, INC. 9th St. S. $1,050 per
PUBLISH: 12/13, Stan McCown Open for season! 9-5, acre. 205-799-9846 or
12/20, & 12/27/2018 Licensed Plumber Tues-Fri & 9-12, Sat. JANUARY AVAILABILITY mo + dep. 662-574- 205-695-2248.
Over 50 years experi- (NOW ACCEPTING 7879 or 662-328-8655.
"We fix leaks."
662-386-2915 ence! Repairs, cleaning, APPLICATIONS)
refinishing, scopes Houses For Rent: Starkville WINTER SPECIAL
mounted & zeroed, Downtown Area- 1.95 acre lots.
COURT OF LOWNDES Stump Removal 1790 handmade knives. 2BR/1BA, CH&A, hard-
7170 Good/bad credit.
Located: Hwy 45 Alt, wood, appliances, no 10% down, as low as
2BR/1BA house w/ 2 $299/mo. Eaton Land.
IN THE MATTER of the North of West Point, pets, spacious, walk to acres in county. 3 miles
turn right on Yokahama MUW. NO HUD. 662-361-7711
PETITION of DAVID LEE from Strk, 5 miles from
HARRELL for ADOPTION Blvd, 8mi & turn left on Agent Owned. MSU South Entrance,
of the MINOR CHILD DE- Darracott Rd, will see $675.00/$675.00. W/D, carport. SMALL
SCRIBED WITHIN, sign, 2.5mi ahead shop
on left. 662-494-6218. Convenience-
dogs ok w/ deposit. It’s All
Joined herein fully by
CORINNE RENEA HAR- 2BR/1BA, almost fin-
Great for grad student
or professor. Non- Here!!
ALLSTUMP GRINDING ished make-over. CH/A, in the
RELL INDIVIDUALLY, SERVICE Pets 5150 smoking. $700/mo.
new flooring, paint, ap- Utilities not included. Classifieds
the Minor Child AKC REGISTERED pliances & more. No 662-617-5601. Garage Sale Homes for Sale
We can grind all your pets, no HUD.
stumps. Hard to reach Chesapeake Bay
Auto for Sale Apartments for Rent

CAUSE NO.: 2018-17- Retrievers. Great Agent Owned.

places, blown over $495.00/$495.00. Houses For Rent: Other 7180 Help Wanted Pets
KMB roots, hillsides, back- hunting, guard & com-
yards, pastures. Free panion dogs. $1000 ea. West Point- SMALL COTTAGE:
SUMMONS BY PUBLICA- estimates. You find it, Call 662-574-7879. 1BR/1BA, all appl. incl. Mobile Homes for Sale 8650
TION Large 1BR/1BA, gas
we'll grind it! space heat, window air. Water, trash, lawn incl. ASSUME PAYMENTS.
662-361-8379 Water furnished. No in lease. Near Stark-
THE STATE OF MISSIS- ville, Columbus & West 3BR/2BA, Singlewide
SIPPI pets or HUD. $299/month
Tree Services 1860 Agent Owned. Point. No pets.
3BR/2BA Doublewide
TO: Jason M. Blanchette $375.00/$375.00 with $500/mo. $400 dep. $369/month
A&T Tree Service approved application. App/refs/lease req.
662-242-2923. 4BR/2BA, Doublewide
You have been made a Bucket truck & stump $400/month
removal. Free est. CKC REGISTERED Pup-
Respondent in the suit pies! Ready for Christ- Long & Long, Realtors Call 205-372-7273.
Serving Columbus 662-328-0770 Land For Rent / Lease 7190
filed in this Court by since 1987. Senior mas! Call or text for
David Lee Harrell and citizen disc. Call Alvin @ info, 662-305-5584.
Corinne Renea Harrell,
Petitioners, seeking a
"We'll go out on a limb Business Opportunity 6050
COLEMAN 25 ACRES, Hay or Pas-
ture land in Steens for
3BR/2BA, Central A/C,
Termination of Parental for you!"
RENTALS rent. 662-327-4392. Skirting, Delivery, Set-up
Rights and Adoption. TOWNHOUSES & APARTMENTS & Tie down included. ACROSS
HISTORIC DOWNTOWN Hunting Land 7200 Only $48,995.
You are summoned to
J&A TREE REMOVAL Columbus: 411 Main 1 BEDROOM Columbus Home Center 1 Dainty drinks
Work from a bucket
appear and defend St. Office, Retail, Res-
truck. Insured/bonded. taurant Space available. 2 BEDROOMS nia. $1,400 135 ACRES in Caledo- 662-570-1375 5 Reserved lane on
against the Petition filed for hunting a road
in this action at 9:00
Call Jimmy for a free es- Call 423-333-1124.
timate 662-386-6286. 3 BEDROOMS lease. 662-327-4392.
a.m. on the 22nd day of NEW SINGLEWIDE! 11 Brilliant act
2BR/2BA, Central A/C.
January, 2019, in the Apts For Rent: Northside 7010 LEASE, 12 Audience cry
© The Dispatch

VICKERS TREE Mobile Homes for Rent 7250

Chancery Courtroom of Skirting, Delivery, Set-up
the Chickasaw County Tree trimming and re- 520 11TH St. N. - DEPOSIT 2BR/1BA Trailer. 129
& Tie down included. 13 — Domini
Only $32,900.
Chancery Courthouse moval. Fully insured. Renovations almost
complete. 2BR/1BA, AND Brownlee Dr. $500 Columbus Home Center 14 Rouse
located at 234 W. Main Free estimates. per mo. $350 dep.
Street, Okolona, MS *Now Accepting Credit Central H&A, fresh CREDIT CHECK Call 662-295-3262.
662-570-1375 15 Yellowfish, for
38860, and in case of & Debit Cards* paint, new flooring,
appliances and more.
your failure to appear Call Curt 662-418-0889
and defend a judgment or 662-549-2902 Taking applications 662-329-2323 3BR/2BA Trailer, New
Hope school dist.
2BR/1BA. Delivery, Set-
17 Egg layer
will be entered against “A cut above the rest” now. $450/mo + $450
$500/mo & $500 dep. up & Tie down included. 18 Defame, in a way
you for the money or deposit with good refer-
other things demanded General Help Wanted 3200 ences only. No HUD or 2411 HWY 45 N Call between 10a-7p. Only $17,950. 22 Make better
662-386-4292. 662-570-1375.
in the petition. pets. Call Long & Long
24 First lady before
Noweta's Green Thumb 662-328-0770.
You are not required to is accepting applica- Campers & RVs 9300 Michelle
file an answer or other tions for 2 positions: FOX RUN COMPANY LLC Commercial Property For NICE 3BR/2BA DBW 25 — relief
pleading, but you may delivery personnel & TOMBIGBEE RV Park,
do so if you desire. general help. Driver
1 & 2 BR near hospital.
Rent 7100
MH in North Columbus.
located on Wilkins Wise 26 Quick bite
$595-645/mo. Military Close to schools &
must know the area & discount offered, pet CAFB. $600/mo + Rd & Waverly Rd. Full 27 Rough fellow
Issued under my hand have good driving his- COMMERCIAL PROPER- Hookups available.
and the seal of said tory. Apply in person @
area, pet friendly, and
$600 dep. 662-308-
$300/mo. 662-328- 30 Chopped up 4 Aloud 29 Lead on
furnished corporate 7781 or 601-940-1397.
Court, this the 3rd day 1325 Main St. apartments available. Spaces starting @ 8655 or 662-574-7879. 32 Fluttery tree 5 Den critter 30 Used a spade
of December, 2018. M-F, 3-5 & SAT, 9-1. $285/mo. Downtown &
ON SITE SECURITY. 33 “That’s gross!”
Lisa Younger Neese
No phone calls. ON SITE MAINTENANCE. East Columbus loca-
tions. 662-435-4188.
RENT A fully equipped
camper w/utilities &
Five Questions: 34 Gymnastic jump
6 Sick 31 Dome-shaped
Clerk of Lowndes
ON SITE MANAGEMENT. cable from $145/wk - 7 Justice Antonin homes
County, Mississippi
Medical / Dental 3300 24-HOUR CAMERA $535/month. Colum- 38 Sea off Estonia 8 Stir-fry pan 35 Passed with
1 American
(Seal) HELP WANTED Benji @ 662-386-4446
square feet. 294
bus & County School 41 Norwegian city 9 Common verb ease
locations. 662-242-
42 For each
Express Card
Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm. Chubby Dr. Flexible leas- 7653 or 601-940-1397.
By: Tina Fisher, D.C. CARE CENTER OF Sat/Sun by appt only. 10 Longing 36 Choir voice
ing terms. Available
now. 662-328-8254
43 Inning count 16 Finish 37 Fence part
PUBLISH: 12/6, 12/13, Investment Property 8550 44 Vital
& 12/20/2018 STUDIO APT for rent. 19 Gathers in a 38 Outlaw
2 Germany
11-7 LPN needed
PRN (as needed) LPN's Newly remodeled. HISTORIC DOWNTOWN 20% UNDIVIDED in- 45 Location cluster 39 Galoot
$400/mth rent & dep Columbus Office, Retail, terest (other owner has
THE FOLLOWING Apply in person at req. Convenient to town Restaurant Space avail- 80%) in beautiful devel- 20 War of 1812 port 40 Tall tale
& CAFB. No hud. No able. Call 662-328- opment property at the DOWN 21 “Dragnet” org.
3 Columbia
ABANDONED AT COREY 505 Jackson St, pets. 662-328-2340. 8655 or 662-574-7879. southeast intersection 1 Racket 22 “Waterloo” group
HERRING AUTOMOTIVE, Aberdeen of two four-lane high-
1230 GARDNER BLVD, EOE Apts For Rent: Other 7080 ways, US Hwy 82 and 2 Hebrides island 23 Earth neighbor
COLUMBUS, MS. US Hwy 45. Equidistant 3 Enlivens, as a
Bargain Column 4180 to Starkville, Columbus,
and West point. About
4 G, PG, PG- speech
28 Examined
1989 Isuzu Pickup
ELECTRIC DRYER. Good four miles from Golden
Triangle airport. 80%
13, R, NC-17
condition. $100. Call
662-364-2498. owner likely wants to
IF THESE VEHICLES ARE develop. 205-826-
WOOD BURNING heater. 3225. 5 Kyoto
Good condition. $100.
PUBLIC SALE ON THE Call 662-364-2498. Mobile Homes for Sale 8650
2019, AT 10:00 AM AT

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WANTED. Carpentry,
small concrete jobs,
electrical, plumbing,
roof repairs, pressure
washing and mobile
the News
home roof coating and
underpinning. No job Recycle
too small. 549-7031.
Tom Hatcher, LLC
Custom Construction,
Restoration, Remodel-
ing, Repair, Insurance WHATZIT ANSWER
claims. 662-364-1769.
Licensed & Bonded Log cabin