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Portion of highway dedicated to Esther Harrison
Family mem- Late legislator “These accolades
were not empty trib-
bers of the late
Esther Harrison memorialized with piece utes,” Scott told the
— her daughter crowd of about 80
Aubra Givens of Highway 182 between people who gathered
and grandson, Wednesday at the Mu-
Alexander, and MLK and Lehmberg Road nicipal Complex in Co-
Aubra’s husband lumbus for the unveiling
Andrew, left, — By Slim Smith Harrison of a road sign that will
unveil a highway
marker that will designate the portion of Highway 182
be erected on In her spirited address at the dedi- between Martin Luther King Drive
Highway 182 cation ceremony honoring Esther Har- and Lehmberg Road as the Esther M.
between Martin rison, state Rep. Omeria Scott recited Harrison Memorial Highway. “In each
Luther King Drive a long list of honors the late Columbus and every one of these groups, Esther
and Lehmberg legislator had received over the years, Harrison earned those honors. She
Road in Colum-
bus as “Esther everything from state government and was a worker. That’s what she did.”
M. Harrison Me- civil rights to her alma maters, Alcorn Harrison represented Lowndes
morial Highway.” State and Mississippi University for County and the city of Columbus as
Slim Smith/Dispatch Staff Women, and her church. See Harrison, 6A

Webster sheriff
arrested on a A Christmas tradition in New Hope
dozen felony
Sheriff’s charges
involve guns, drugs,
sex with inmates and
threatening sheriff’s
department employees
The Associated Press

JACKSON — A northern Missis-
sippi sheriff was arrested Wednes-
day on a dozen felony charges
involving guns, drugs, sex with
inmates and threatening sheriff’s
department employees if they told
anyone about the crimes.
Webster County Sheriff Timothy
Seth Mitchell was arrested Wednes-
day morning at his home in Eupora,
said District Attorney Doug Evans,
and jailed in Lafayette County await-
ing a Thursday court appearance in Deanna Robinson/Dispatch Staff
Eupora. Evans said he knew of no New Hope resident Jimmy Cook adjusts an inflatable Santa decoration at his home at the intersection of Ben Christo-
attorney representing the 53-year- pher Road and Fondren Drive Tuesday night. Every year Cook and his family decorate his yard with hundreds of lights
old. and dozens of inflatables and other decorations, even opening the yard for two nights for visitors to walk through.
The second-term sheriff is
charged with two counts each of
embezzlement, trafficking in stolen
firearms and furnishing an inmate
Visitors can walk through family’s large light
display during ‘open yard’ event this weekend
with weapons, a cellphone and nar-
cotics. Mitchell is also charged with
one count each of attempting sex
with an inmate; tampering with ev-
idence and permitting possession By ISABELLE ALTMAN
or sale of a controlled substance in
jail; and three counts of retaliation
against a witness. Jimmy Cook was standing in the check-
A sworn statement from Missis- out line in Walmart a few days ago when
sippi Bureau of Investigation agent a woman he didn’t know approached him
Mark Steed accuses Mitchell of mul- to ask him when he was going to put his
tiple crimes beginning in November Christmas lights up.
2017, when he’s accused of illegally It’s not an uncommon question for
buying pills from an informant. Cook to receive, from friends, family, ac-
Beginning this spring, Mitchell quaintances or even strangers. Cook and
is accused of seeking sex with two his family have become somewhat famous
women in his jail. He’s also accused around Lowndes County thanks to their
of ordering a deputy to remove
Christmas decorations — a display in-
four guns from his department’s
volving hundreds of lights and dozens of
evidence locker and selling or giv-
inflatable figures and buildings, taking
ing at least some to a department Deanna Robinson/Dispatch Staff
employee and an inmate. Mitchell up at least two yards and lighting up the
“The North Pole” at 32 Fondren Dr. features decorative igloos, polar
also provided that same inmate with intersection of Ben Christopher Road and bears, penguins and more than one inflatable Santa Claus. Home-
illegal drugs and a cellphone, Steed Fondren Drive in New Hope. owner Jimmy Cook and his family decorate his yard for Christmas
says, while ordering the deputy to See Christmas lights, 6A every year and open it to the public for two nights.
remove illegal drugs from evidence.
See Sheriff, 6A

Weather Five Questions Calendar Local Folks Public
1 What national capital is called Through Sunday, Dec. 31 meetings
“Krung Thep” in its native language? Dec. 28: Lown-
■ Christmas Village: The Storehouse at Chris-
2 What kind of legal agreement des County
tian World Missions, 1437 Fire Station Road,
inspires the plot of the Coen Brothers’ Supervisors, 9
movie “Intolerable Cruelty”? Starkville, presents The Village at Christmas Tree
3 Who wrote “Industrial Society and Lane 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 20-22; 1-6 p.m. Dec. a.m., County
its Future,” published under duress by 23. By appointment Dec. 27-31. More than 20 Courthouse
Sophia Heinkel the New York Times and Washington trees, about 100 nativity scenes, Dept. 56 village. Jan. 2: Colum-
Post on Sept. 19, 1995? With kids’ scavenger hunt, cookie/ornament dec-
Fourth grade, Annunciation bus City Coun-
4 Tom Wolfe originally wrote “The orating, photo backdrops and reading corner. $5;

55 Low 40
Bonfire of the Vanities” for what cil, 5 p.m., Mu-
benefits local and world missions. 816-769-2050.
High magazine? nicipal Complex
5 What software product was original- (rescheduled to
ly called Display, then ImagePro?
Full forecast on accommodate
page 2A. Answers, 6B New Year’s
Dispatch holiday schedule holiday)
Inside ■ The offices of The Dispatch will be closed
and no paper will be published Monday, Dec.
Jan. 7: Lown-
des County
Business 5B Dear Abby 4B 24 and Tuesday, Dec. 25 in observance of
Ian Ladner just finished
his PhD and loves watch- Supervisors, 9
Classifieds 5B Obituaries 5A Christmas. The offices of The Dispatch will also
Comics 4B Opinions 4A ing Mississippi State play a.m., County
139th Year, No. 242 Crossword 3B
be closed Tuesday, Jan. 1 for New Year’s Day.
basketball. Courthouse

2A Thursday, December 20, 2018 The Dispatch •

Say What?
Did you hear? “It’s a family tradition. I always say, ‘if you want
to know something, go to the barber shop.’”
Trump pulling all US troops Columbus barber Bobby Jordan. Jordan’s Barber
Shop is celebrating 50 years of business.
from Syria, declaring IS defeat Story, 5B.

‘Now it’s time Mike Pence met with top

Black leaders forged alliance
leaders at the Pentagon.
for our troops to U.S. officials said many
details of the troop with-
come back home’ drawal had not yet been
President Donald Trump
The Associated Press
finalized, but they expect
American forces to be out
by mid-January.
with Trump on sentencing deal
Later Wednesday,
WA S H - Trump posted a video on ‘When you correct an injustice in a biased system, to Trump soon for his signature,
gives judges more discretion when
— Presi-
Twitter in which he said
is “heartbreaking” to have
it dramatically helps the marginalized people’ sentencing some drug offenders
and expands prisoner rehabilita-
dent Donald to write letters and make New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker tion efforts. It also reduces the life
Trump is calls to the loved ones of sentence for some drug offenders
By JESSE J. HOLLAND to get us to the point where we are
pulling all those killed in battle. “Now with three convictions, or “three
The Associated Press right now.”
2,000 U.S. it’s time for our troops to strikes,” to 25 years.
troops out Bishop Harry Jackson, pastor
Trump come back home,” he said. WASHINGTON — A rare bipar- Another provision would allow
of Syria, of- of Hope Christian Church in Belts-
A senior administration tisan deal in Congress to overhaul about 2,600 federal prisoners sen-
ficials announced Wednes- ville, Maryland, still gets questions
official, speaking to report- federal sentencing laws passed af- tenced for crack cocaine offenses
day as the president sud- from fellow African-Americans ask-
ers on condition of ano- ter a few black ministers, leaders before August 2010 the opportunity
denly declared victory ing him why he and other conser- to petition for a reduced penalty.
nymity, said Trump made and lawmakers forged an alliance vative black ministers went to the
over the Islamic State, con- That will be a win for minorities
the decision based on his with President Donald Trump, who White House over the summer to
tradicting his own experts’ who were caught up in a sentenc-
belief that U.S. troops have some have condemned as racist for talk about the issue with Trump.
assessments and sparking ing system that made crack cocaine
no role in Syria beyond the last two years. “People are still mad at us about
surprise and outrage from a more serious offense than other
combatting Islamic State, The reforms could offer a path that,” Jackson said.
his party’s lawmakers who types of cocaine, said New Jersey
called his action rash and whose fighters are now be- to freedom for hundreds of black But the end result could be
lieved to hold about 1 per- Sen. Cory Booker, a potential Dem-
dangerous. and Latino inmates who were sent worth it to address what Jackson ocratic presidential candidate in
The U.S. began air- cent of the territory they to prison by a justice system that called “the defining civil rights is- 2020.
strikes in Syria in 2014, did at the peak of their critics say has long been stacked sue of this era,” even as detractors “When you correct an injustice
and ground troops moved power. against minorities. complain that the legislation did not in a biased system, it dramatically
in the following year to The president informed “It’s like threading a needle go far enough and could invite new helps the marginalized people,”
battle the Islamic State, Turkish President Recep politically,” said Marc Morial, the problems for minority communi- Booker said. “That provision alone,
or ISIS, and train Syrian Tayyip Erdogan of his de- National Urban League’s president ties. 96 percent of the people who are
rebels in a country torn cision in a telephone call, and CEO. “It’s been very delicate The bill, which is expected to go helped by that, are black or Latino.”
apart by civil war. Trump the official said. Turkey
abruptly declared their has recently warned that it
mission accomplished in a would launch combat oper-
tweet. ations across its southern
“We have defeated ISIS border into northeastern
in Syria, my only reason
for being there during
the Trump Presidency,”
Syria against Kurdish forc-
es who have been allied
with the U.S. in the fight
USDA moves to tighten restrictions on food stamps
he said as Vice President against the Islamic State. Proposal would restrict the ability Currently, able-bodied
adults ages 18-49 without
SNAP program.
Work-eligible able-bod-
of states to exempt work-eligible children are required to ied adults without de-
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work-eligible adults from tighten work require- Donald Trump. Now the later, creating what Agri-
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Oktibbeha improving chancery, justice court security
Supes agree to District 14, Place 1 judge-
elect Rodney Faver, have
tice court (which mostly
hears misdemeanors),
$26K combined discussed courthouse se-
curity as a concern among
you’re likely going to
pay a fine,” Watson said.
in upgrades to themselves.
“Judge Faver had the
“When you go to circuit
court (civil and felony
buildings opportunity to do a walk-
through last week,” she
criminal), most of the
time you already know
By Alex Holloway said. “He and I got togeth- there’s a chance you’re er and discussed the secu-
going to prison and it’s
rity proposals, and both of
Oktibbeha County is already in your mind.
us are very pleased with
looking to strengthen the progress that’s being But when you walk into a
security at what’s been made.” chancery court, you don’t
described as a “very dan- Watson said that chan- know if your kids are get-
gerous” courthouse as cery court, which han- ting taken away, or any of
it prepares to house two dles a range of emotional- that stuff happening right
chancery judges for the ly charged issues such as there during the day.
first time in years. family court matters, can This courthouse, to me,
Oktibbeha County add increased strain on is a primary concern and
Sheriff’s Office Capt. security. I want to make sure it’s
Brett Watson said he’s “When you go to jus- secured properly.”
reviewed security at the
county courthouse, at
the intersection of Main
Street and Douglas L. Alex Holloway/Dispatch Staff
Connor Drive, which Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Brett Watson talks about the security at the
houses the chancery Oktibbeha County Courthouse and Oktibbeha County Justice Court on Monday. The
county courthouse houses chancery court, and will soon house Chancery Judge-
court, as well as the jus- elect Paula Drungole Ellis, right, and Rodney Faver.
tice court building on Fe-
lix Long Street near the sheriff’s office, chancery “Our chancery court “They actually have
county Extension Service courthouse or circuit has really gotten very dan- pretty serious plans as far
office. courthouse annex. gerous here lately,” Liv- as bailiff and courthouse
County supervisors “The circuit court is ingston said. response in place,” he
this week approved up- pretty secure and they Watson’s recommen- said. “… I intend to have
grades at both buildings have multiple levels you dations included the ad- that plan in place by the
— with an estimated cost have to get through to dition of two security time the (chancery) judg-
of $12,213 at the chancery get to the back offices,” doors to restrict access es take residence here.
courthouse and $14,115 at Watson said. “These two to the back hallway and Then we can schedule
the justice courthouse — courthouses, up until this the main courtroom and some drills and things to
after Watson presented point, have not had that.” its judge chambers. At implement that plan as we
recommendations to bet- Watson said a back the justice court, Watson need after that.”
ter fortify the facilities. stairwell at the chancery said the three judges have Chancery District 14,
Watson said he didn’t courthouse is a particular requested a security door Place 3 judge-elect Pau-
want to publicly discuss point of concern. to restrict access to their la Drungole-Ellis, who
some steps the sheriff’s “It’s traditionally al- chamber. Watson also rec- approached supervisors
office has considered. ways been an open access ommended installing a about security concerns
However, he proposed and that access gives you glass barrier at the main at the Dec. 3 meeting
camera systems for both the ability to get to the desk to put a barrier be- and attended the board’s
courthouses, as neither entire top floor, including tween the court clerks and meeting again on Mon-
currently has cameras back to where the judges’ the general public. day, told The Dispatch she
now. He said he’s working offices are,” he said. Watson added he’s is pleased to see the coun-
to get a system in place Chancery Clerk Sharon looking at modeling a se- ty taking steps to make
that will allow Lt. Robert Livingston said the open curity response plan after the chancery court more
Elmore to monitor the access to the courthouse the 10th and 14th circuit secure. She said the new
camera system from the has been concerning. districts. chancellors, including

Building permits
■ Giang Le Dismukes; 300
City of Columbus Beverly Dr.; Electrical permit;
■ Quentin Williams; 2109 Kelly
Court; Plumbing permit; Harold
Dec. 10-13, 2018 Vertis Lee Pounders
■ Bank First; 900 Main St.; ■ Brooks Properties; 300 ■ Willie Brown; 1222 Ash
Renovate 1st & 2nd floors; PW Holly Hills Road, Apt. 103; St.; Plumbing permit; Harold
Campbell Electrical permit; George Pounders
■ Federal Programs; 1337 Beavers ■ 13th St. Apartments,
5th St. S.; Demolition; Phillips ■ 13th St. Apartments, LLC; LLC; 815 13th St. N., Apt.
Contracting 815 13th St. N., Apt. C6; Elec- C6; Plumbing permit; Harold
■ Annunciation Catholic trical permit; Buddy Easley Pounders
Church; 235 N. Browder St.; ■ North Meadow Columbus, ■ Vibrant Church; 500 Holly
New building; Weathers Con- LLC; 307 Hospital Dr., Apt. Hills Road; Mechanical permit;
struction 60; Electrical permit; Buddy Quinn Brislin
■ Aces High Property, LLC; Easley ■ Billy Ferguson; 834 Fallwood
904 College St.; Remodel; ■ Gerry Holliman; 123 Poplar Dr.; Mechanical permit; Weath-
Same St.; Electrical permit; Buddy ers Air Conditioning
■ Larry Shirley Jr.; 105 McHall Easley
Dr.; Reroof; Marion Bonner
■ Maranatha Faith Center;
■ Jason Heleniak; 1208 12th
Ave. N.; Electrical permit;
Lowndes County
716 Waterworks Road; Reroof; Rufus Mason Dec. 13-19, 2018
J5 GBL, LLC ■ Tillman Infrastructure; Penn
■ North Meadow Columbus,
■ Erin Coggins; 1320 2nd Station Road; Construct cell
LLC; 307 Hospital Dr., Apt. 41;
Ave. N.; Fence; Same tower; Goff Communications
Electrical permit; Buddy Easley
■ Terrill Ford; 1128 11th St. ■ Weyerhaeuser; South
■ Peggy Thompson; 202 15th
N.; Carport; Same
St. N.; Plumbing permit; Leon Frontage Road; Construct
■ Bush Le; 211 Hospital Dr.;
Tabor office building; Culbertson
Remodel; Gene McCool
■ William A. Lawrence; 516 Contractors
■ William A. Lawrence; 516
6th St. S.; Plumbing permit; ■ Ashley Chandler; 1014 West-
6th St. S.; Remodel; Same
Stan McCown brook Road; Construct s/f resi-
■ EMCC; 2331 Military Road;
■ Vibrant Church; 500 Holly dence; Routley Construction
Electrical permit; Todd Gibson
Hills Road; Plumbing permit; ■ Spec; Ora Lane; Construct
■ North Meadow Columbus,
LLC; 307 Hospital Dr., Apt. Quinn Brislin s/f residence; Bruce Neal
21; Electrical permit; Buddy
■ Robert Peterson; 423 Wool-
bright St.; Electrical permit;
Paul Livingston
■ Charles Green; 720 Bel-
mont Dr.; Electrical permit;
Buddy Easley

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Medicaid expansion under any name is a ‘pretty good deal’
Earlier this coverage. Who? is in a serious state of decline. able to see a doctor when they
month, the Lown- Since the AFA Why, Mississippi, that’s There is even a greater cost are sick. There’s not an ounce
des County Board was passed in who. of the failure to expand Med- of socialist politics in that.
of supervisors 2010, 36 states During Bryant’s tenure as icaid that cannot be accurately Partisan politics domi-
authorized coun- have realized the Governor, the state has pro- counted — the loss of human nates Bryant’s every move,
ty engineer Bob value of Medicaid vided almost $1 billion in tax lives. but heading into an election
Calvert to submit expansion — both breaks and incentives to build For those without health- year, it appears the failure of
three road/bridge in terms of eco- tire plants in Hinds ($600 mil- care coverage, the only treat- Medicaid expansion is becom-
projects to the state nomic impact and lion) and Clay ($330 million) ment available to them are ing a political vulnerability for
for funding under improving the lives counties. emergency rooms, which also Bryant’s fellow Republicans.
the state’s new of its residents — Bryant, who once said his are the most expensive form Regular folks, regardless
emergency roads/ and signed on for only regret about those deals of healthcare and whose costs of their political views, are
bridges fund. Slim Smith the expansion. That is that he couldn’t have offered are passed on to those who do beginning to see the value of
In order to make list includes some even more, defended those have coverage. expansion.
the projects appeal- reliably Republican moves by calling them invest- But ER care does not There are rumors that
ing, Calvert suggested the states — Idaho, Utah, Nebras- ments in the state’s economy. include preventative care as Bryant may be quietly seeking
county agree to a 10 percent ka, Indiana and Kentucky, just Those tire plants created jobs, regular health insurance does. a way to expand Medicaid.
match on any funds designat- to name a few. after all. How many people have wound If that happens, he’ll likely
ed for the project. Until now, Bryant has Funny, isn’t it, that the up in the hospital ER to be told borrow a page from the Trump
“Anytime you can get a deal remained steadfastly opposed same calculations do not that their illness has advanced playbook — simply calling it
where you pay only 10 percent to offering that opportunity apply to Medicaid expansion, to the terminal stage? How something other than Medic-
of the cost, it’s a pretty good in a state that has the highest which would creates hun- many of those might have aid expansion (which is what
deal,” said board president percentage of residents with dreds, perhaps, thousands of been saved by early detection Trump did with NAFTA and
Harry Sanders. no healthcare coverage. good-paying jobs in the medi- and treatment that only health what Mike Pence did when he
Sanders is a Republican. Bryant has dismissed the cal industry while addressing insurance provides? The esti- accepted Medicaid expansion
So is two-term Governor Phil human toll of failure to expand the serious health needs of mates range from hundreds as governor of Indiana).
Bryant. Medicaid. He won’t even men- hundreds of thousands of to tens of thousands. There However Medicaid expan-
The difference between the tion it. uninsured working people in is simply no way to know for sion comes, it will have to be
two is that Sanders knows a Instead, he has focused his our state. certain. perceived as a Bryant victory
good deal when he sees one. argument against expansion Here’s another way of calcu- Expanding Medicaid has rather than a submission be-
Ever since moving into the entirely on the cost. Medicaid lating the cost that the Gover- been proven to be an econom- cause he’s just that small, that
Governor’s mansion, Bryant, expansion would bring $1 nor refuses to acknowledge. ic win and a life-saving mea- petty of a man.
a Tea-Party Republican, has billion in healthcare services Since 2013, five rural hospitals sure in the states that have Fine. We’ll take Medicaid
been unrelenting in his refusal to the state, which means Mis- — including Gilmore Hospital expanded Medicaid. There expansion anyway we can get
to accept one key component sissippi would be on the hook in Amory — have filed for is no evidence to support the it.
found in the Affordable Care for a $100 million match. bankruptcy. Those hospitals notion that people who live in Like Harry Sanders, we
Act, which is often referred to “We can’t afford it,” Bryant attribute their failure to the states where the program has know a good deal when we see
as “Obamacare” — expanding clucks with a mock expression cost of providing healthcare to been expanded have suddenly one.
Medicaid to working people of regret on his face. the uninsured. While hospitals turned into raging Socialists, Slim Smith is a columnist
who cannot afford health Hey, $100 million is a lot of in more urban areas are grow- either. They’re just ordinary and feature writer for The
insurance and whose employ- money, right? Who has that ing, health care in the small people whose lives have been Dispatch. His email address is
ers do not provide healthcare kind of cash to throw around? towns that dominate our state improved and saved by being

Letter to the editor
Voice of the people
Disagrees with letter-writer
Mr. Jiben Roy often has a unique
perspective on various topics, but I
think his views on firearms are way
off base. I agree that “bump stocks”
should be banned. They are mainly
toys for those who want to play army
on weekends in the woods. Who can
afford to burn that much ammo just
for fun?
It’s true that if you kill some-
one, you can run but you can’t hide
forever, but banning guns WILL
NOT stop murders from happening,
not even mass murders. All it will do
is make law-abiding citizens more
easily robbed and killed by criminals.
Banning guns will only create two
things: a black market for guns and
another class of criminals. Look at
Prohibition and how well that worked
for banning alcohol.
In his letter Mr. Roy says, “If you
don’t have a gun, you can’t kill. Kill-
ing never serves your purpose.” Both
statements are in error. You don’t
NEED a gun to kill. Al Capone used
a baseball bat to beat a man to death. State of the nation
One of the Kennedy clan used a golf
club to kill a teenaged girl. A fist can
kill just as dead as an atomic bomb.
Killing CAN serve your purpose, if
it’s lawful. A “crazy man” shooting up
Judge Sullivan confirms that we’re not crazy
Thank you, Judge into lying. Flynn defenders news story that linked Clinton and her
a shopping mall full of shoppers, and
Sullivan, for certifying the called it “entrapment.” But staff to pedophilia, money laundering
a citizen with a concealed carry per-
nation’s sanity — that ice let’s keep it simple. All Flynn and other crimes. His son went further,
mit can stop him. That SAVES lives.
is cold, rain is wet and the had to do was tell the truth. giving credence to an insane theory that
The only law that will even begin
inhabitants of Trump world His lawyers wrote that the the Clinton campaign ran a child sex
to do some good will never be passed
are also subject to the law. FBI officials had not warned trafficking ring from a Washington piz-
in this liberal climate. If a gun is
When U.S. District Judge Flynn that it’s a crime to lie zeria. A man in North Carolina believed
used in the commission of a violent
Emmet Sullivan said “I’m to them in an interview. The it and showed up with a rifle.
crime, enhance the penalty. If it’s
not hiding my disgust” for FBI wanted him to relax and Has a whole nation been gaslighted
fired, more enhancement. If a person
Michael Flynn’s criminal spill the beans. into thinking this stuff is just the ways of
or other animal is injured, more
conduct, he gave voice to Aha, so it’s against the Washington? That an incoming national
enhancement. If a death occurs, exe-
what was obvious to all but law to lie to FBI agents. security adviser’s secretly working as a
cution within a year of conviction. No Froma Harrop
Donald Trump’s most un- How would a president’s top foreign agent for Turkey is not a very big
“execution cocktails,” either. Death
questioning supporters. The national security aide know deal?
by firing squad or hanging, done in
offenses were especially seri- that? Sullivan came out and stated the obvi-
public and televised. Send a mes-
ous coming from, of all people, a national In sum, Flynn pleaded guilty to lying ous. He accused Flynn of selling out his
sage to criminals, not to law-abiding
security adviser. Flynn had admitted he but his lawyers argued that it really country. Sullivan later said he regretted
lied to the FBI about conversations with wasn’t his fault. “I cannot recall an in- saying that. Many of us are relieved he
Cameron Triplett
the Russian ambassador. He also lied stance of a court ever accepting a guilty did.
about his lobbying for a foreign govern- plea from someone who did not maintain Sullivan also threw out the word
ment during the election and after. he was guilty,” Sullivan, a Ronald Rea- “treason” as a rumination. The T-word
We started the morning expecting gan appointee, said, “and I do not intend has been sitting on a lot of tongues.
Voice of the People Sullivan to go along with the prosecu- to start today.” Sullivan can’t unsay it, and that’s just
We encourage you to share your opin- tors’ call for a light sentence. That was to Flynn wisely chose to own up to his fine with us.
ion with readers of The Dispatch. be in return for Flynn’s cooperating with crimes and delay the sentencing. The Thanks again, Judge Sullivan, for
Submit your letter to The Dispatch by: Robert Mueller’s investigations. Instead, alternative was a strong possibility of reassuring the nation that the Trump
E-mail: Sullivan gave Flynn a big piece of his prison time. administration hasn’t been turned into
Mail: P.O. Box 511, Columbus, MS mind and, with it, the option of postpon- Flynn once had a highly regarded some small independent country not sub-
39703 ing the sentencing. military career. What made him go bad ject to our laws. Thanks also for showing
In person: 516 Main St., Columbus, The shared disgust goes well beyond remains something of a mystery, but the that America hasn’t lost its ever-loving
or 101 S. Lafayette St., No. 16, the behavior Flynn lied about, shocking signs of his turning rancid preceded his mind about what constitutes acceptable
Starkville. though it was. It centered on the con- troubles with the law. behavior in Washington.
All letters must be signed by the author
and must include town of residence
tempt Flynn and company showered on During the 2016 presidential cam- Follow Froma Harrop on Twitter @
and a telephone number for verification the law, national interests and Ameri- paign, he led vile chants of “Lock her FromaHarrop. She can be reached at fhar-
purposes. Letters should be no more cans’ intelligence. up,” in reference to Trump’s opponent To find out more about
than 500 words, and guest columns Flynn’s lawyers put forth the infuriat- Hillary Clinton. Froma Harrop and read features by other
should be 500-700 words. We reserve ing argument that crafty FBI agents had Odious turned to creepy when right Creators writers and cartoonists, visit the
the right to edit submitted material. tricked the retired three-star general before the election, Flynn tweeted a fake Creators webpage at
The Dispatch • Thursday, December 20, 2018 5A

Area obituaries
Everett Gully 1965 graduate of Ohio of Richland, Patricia and Elizabeth Ross Service with Kenny
OBITUARY POLICY University and a 1970 Chamness of Pearl, Smith of Mt. Vernon, Kirkland officiating.
Obituaries with basic informa- KOSCIUSKO —Ev-
erett Gully, 87, died graduate of Louisiana Michelle Chamness Oregon; and five grand- Burial will follow at Old
tion including visitation and
service times, are provided Dec. 19, 2018. Tech. She was formerly Neely of Oklahoma children. Bethany Cemetery in
free of charge. Extended obit- Arrangements are employed as an assis- City, Oklahoma and Pallbearers will be Aliceville, Alabama.
uaries with a photograph, de- incomplete and will be tant professor of interi- Mike Chamness of Colin Cork, Cade Cork, Visitation will be from
tailed biographical information
announced by Lee- or design with Missis- Ridgeland; brothers, Nathan Ross, Jackson 4-6 p.m. Friday at the
and other details families may
Sykes Funeral Home of sippi State University. James “Sonny” Wells of Ross, Alex Taylor and funeral home. Laven-
wish to include, are available In addition to her Texarkana, Texas and
Macon. Dewitt Cooperwood. der’s Funeral Service
for a fee. Obituaries must be
submitted through funeral
parents, she was pre- Gary E. Wells of Skene; Memorials may be is in charge of arrange-
ceded in death by her sister, Betty W. Dan- made to Sanctuary ments.
homes unless the deceased’s
body has been donated to
Penelope Carmichael husband, Ken “Kenny” na of Inverness; nine Hospice, P.O. Box 2177,
STARKVILLE — Pe- Clifford.0 grandchildren; and 11 Tupelo, MS 38803 or to
science. If the deceased’s
body was donated to science, nelope “Penny” Slaw- She is survived by great-grandchildren. First United Methodist
Fred Nash
son Carmichael, 58, BROOKSVILLE —
the family must provide official her sons, Chris Clifford Pallbearers will be Church, 200 E. Broad Fred Nash, 82, died
proof of death. Please submit died Dec. 18, 2018, at of Hoover, Alabama Bill Ray, Taylor Oswalt, St., West Point, MS
all obituaries on the form pro- Baptist Memorial Hos- Dec. 18, 2018.
and Derek Clifford Ryan Oswalt, Drake 39773.
vided by The Commercial Dis- pital-Golden Triangle. Arrangements are
of Maben; daugh- Lofton, Patrick Wilk-
patch. Free notices must be
Graveside services incomplete and will be
submitted to the newspaper ter, Cindy Palmer of erson and John Paul Sallie Williams
will be at 10 a.m. Friday announced by Lee-
no later than 3 p.m. the day Starkville; brother, Don Wilkerson. COLUMBUS — Sal-
at New Hope Baptist Sykes Funeral Home of
prior for publication Tuesday Lee of Chardon, Ohio; Memorials may be lie Mae Williams, 85,
Church Cemetery with Macon.
through Friday; no later than 4 sister, Linda Clapacs of made to St. Jude Chil- died Dec. 19, 2018, at
p.m. Saturday for the Sunday the Rev. Bill Murphy of- Mentor, Ohio; and six dren’s Research Hospi-
edition; and no later than 7:30 ficiating. Visitation will Baptist Memorial Hos-
a.m. for the Monday edition.
grandchildren. tal, 501 St. Jude Place, pital-Golden Triangle.
be one hour prior to Memorials may be Memphis, TN 38501 or
Incomplete notices must be
services at the church. Arrangements are
received no later than 7:30 made to St. Jude Chil- to Samaritans Purse incomplete and will be
a.m. for the Monday through Welch Funeral Home dren’s Research Hospi- Ministries at www.
is in charge of arrange- announced by Carter’s
Friday editions. Paid notices tal at or Funeral Services.
must be finalized by 3 p.m. for ments. to the Humane Society
inclusion the next day Monday Mrs. Carmichael was
through Thursday; and on formerly employed as
of the United States at James Ross Walter Rhone Sr.
www.humanesociety. WEST POINT —
Friday by 3 p.m. for Sunday
a mapper with Oktib- org. CALEDONIA —
and Monday publication. For James Small Ross, 87, Walter Rhone Sr., 89,
beha County and was a
more information, call 662- died Dec. 18, 2018, at died Dec. 19, 2018, at
member of New Hope
Baptist Church.
Helen Chamness his residence. Baptist Memorial Hos-
SHELBY — Helen Services will be at pital-Golden Triangle.
Hattie Quinn She was preceded in
Elizabeth wells Cham- 2 p.m. Friday at First
WEST POINT — death by her husband,
ness, 86, died Dec. 18, United Methodist
Arrangements are Annie L. Tate
Steven Carmichael Sr.; incomplete and will be Visitation:
Hattie Smith Quinn, 2018, at Shelby Nursing Church with the Rev. Thursday, Dec. 20 • 12-1 PM
and father, Paul Slaw- announced by Carter’s
93, died Dec. 14, 2018, and Rehabilitation. Darian Duckworth Memorial Gunter Peel
son. Funeral Services. Funeral Home
at North Mississippi Services will be at 1 officiating. Burial will 2nd Ave. North Location
Medical Center in She is survived by p.m. Saturday at Cleve- follow at Greenwood Services:
Tupelo. her daughter, Steph- land Funeral Home Cemetery. Visitation Alma Leconte Thursday, Dec. 20 • 1 PM
Services will be at 11 anie Jean Gibbs of Chapel in Cleveland will be one hour pri- STAMFORD, Conn. Memorial Gunter Peel
Funeral Home
a.m. Saturday at Third Atlanta, Georgia; sons, with the Rev. Larry or to services at the — Alma B. Suttles 2nd Ave. North Location
Mt. Olive M.B. Church Steven Lamar Carmi- Braswell officiating. church. Calvert Funeral Leconte, 73, died Dec. Burial
chael III and Joshua Friendship Cemetery
with the Rev. Elbert Burial will follow at Home is in charge of 17, 2018, at Stamford
Lee officiating. Burial Tuck Carmichael, both Delta Heights Memori- arrangements. Hospital in Stamford,
will follow at Siloam of Starkville; mother, al Gardens Cemetery. Mr. Ross was born Connecticut.
Mhoon Valley Ceme- Janie Reeves Slawson; Visitation will be from Nov. 1, 1931, in Jack- Home Going Cele-
tery. Visitation will be sisters, Cindy Slawson 5-7 p.m. Friday at the son, to the late Thomas bration will be at 10:30
from 3-6 p.m. Friday and Amy Wehr; broth- funeral home. Cleve- Mason Ross Sr. and a.m. Saturday at the
at Carter’s Mortuary ers, Tom Slawson and land Funeral Home is Eleanor Small Ross. He James & Lola Laven-
Services. Carter’s Kenneth Slawson; and in charge of arrange- was a 1951 graduate of der Memorial Chapel
Mortuary Services is five grandchildren. ments. Central High School of Lavender’s Funeral
in charge of arrange- Memorials may be Mrs. Chamness was in Jackson and a 1957

David J. Hartmann
ments. made to St. Jude Chil- born may 13, 1932, in graduate of Mississippi
Mrs. Quinn was dren’s Research Hospi- Skene, to the late Estus State University. He
born Aug. 4, 1925, in tal, 262 Danny Thomas J. and Myrtle Rodg- was a U.S. Army veter-
Clay County, to the late Place, Memphis, TN ers Wells. She was a an, serving in the 31st David James Hartmann, 52, of Columbus, MS,
Tom Smith and Minnie 38105. graduate of Skene High Infantry Division. He passed away Sunday, December 16, 2018, at his
Smith. She was former- School. She was for- was formerly employed residence.
ly employed as a bus Patricia Clifford merly employed in the with Crawford and A memorial service will be held Saturday, De-
driver. STARKVILLE — Pa- retail industry and as a Company Insurance cember 22, 2018, at 10:30 AM from Our Savior
She is survived by tricia Ann Clifford, 75, cook on a riverboat. She Adjusters and in the Lutheran Church.
her sons, Eddie L. died Dec. 17, 2018. was also employed with automobile and furni- Mr. Hartmann was born on April 18, 1966, in
Quinn and Angelo Services will be at 2 Color Tile and as an ture manufacturing Woodland, WI, to Betty Bothe Hartmann and the
Quinn, both of Cedar p.m. Friday at the Epis- assembly line operator industries. He was a late James Hartmann. He was a member of Our
Bluff and Mustafa IBN copal Church of the with Micro Tech. She member of First United Savior Lutheran Church in Columbus, MS. Mr.
Quinn of West Point; Resurrection. Private was a member of East Methodist Church. Hartmann was a veteran of the United States Air
daughters, Bobbie Q. burial will be held. Vis- End Baptist Church In addition to his par- Force, where he retired after 26 years of service.
Thomas of Oviedo, itation will be one hour and attended Calvary ents, he was preceded David’s life was filled with love and adventure.
Florida, Joann Shotwell prior to services at the Baptist Church. in death by his broth- His travels now continue in Heaven, where he
of Cedar Bluff, Laura church. Welch Funeral In addition to her ers, Thomas Mason joins his brother, Danny and his father, James.
Hayes of Starkville, Home is in charge of parents, she was pre- Ross Jr. and Micky H. Mr. Hartmann is survived by his wife of 30
Helen Quinn of West arrangements. ceded in death by her Ross. years, Terri Hartmann; daughters, Catherine
Point and Vanessa Mrs. Clifford was husband, Lawrence He is survived by his “Kate” Hartmann and Elizabeth Hartmann;
Quinn of Atlanta, born Aug. 19, 1943, Chamness; and broth- wife, Ann; daughter, and son, Ian Hartmann. He is also survived by
Georgia; 31 grandchil- in Chillicothe, Ohio, ers, Billy Frank Wells Cheryl Ross Cork of his sisters, Valerie (Kevin) Zalewski, Pam Cato
dren; 55 great-grand- to the late Harold and and Ralph Lee Wells. Mooreville; son, Ben and Betsy Hartmann; his brother, Guy Hart-
children; and four Dorothy Lee. She was She is survived Ross of Hernando; sis- mann; grandchildren, Krisjanis “Yanni” Apinis
great-great-grandchil- a 1961 graduate of by her children, Mil- ters, Betsy Ross Favara and Abrams “Abe” Apinis; and his mother, Betty
dren. Athens High School, a dred Ann Chamness of Jackson, Tennessee Hynes.
Compliments of
Lowndes Funeral Home

Tree-lighting ceremony honors Miss. crime victims Timothy Davis
Mr. Timothy Davis, 66, of Co-
Tree holds more than 600 ornaments “He loved to be the life
of the party,” Donegan
as, after her son died be-
cause she needed to leave
lumbus, MS passed away Tues-
day, December 18, 2018, at his
with photos of crime victims said of her son.
She said the man even-
the place that held pain-
ful memories. Her nearly
Visitation will be held Thurs-
The Associated Press while working in a conve- tually charged in her son’s 3-year-old granddaughter, day, December 20, 2018, 5:00
nience store. death served three years Raylynn Ward, helped PM until the 7:00 PM memo-
JACKSON — A Christ- “It never seemed to re- in prison and is out. Hood push a button to rial service at Canaan Baptist
mas tree in a Mississippi ally make any sense at all. Donegan said she turn on the Christmas Church with Bro. Danny Avery
government building has Why her?” Bryant said. moved to Arlington, Tex- tree lights. officiating.
been decorated to honor “We don’t understand ex- Mr. Davis was born August

Brooks Fields
crime victims. actly why evil at that level 21, 1952, in Alexandria, LA, to the late Turner
Attorney General Jim exists, but it does.” Davis and Lois Davis Hood. He was a member
Hood and Gov. Phil Bry- The tree holds more Canaan Baptist Church, Columbus, MS. Mr. Da-
ant spoke to more than than 600 ornaments with Brooks Lane Fields, 84, of Millport, Alabama, vis retired from L3 Technologies in 2015, after
100 people Tuesday at a photos of crime victims. died on Tuesday, December 18, 2018, at his working 26 years as an Air Craft Mechanic. He
tree-lighting ceremony in Some of the people were residence in Millport, Alabama. was a jokester and known as “Mr. Fix-It”. Mr. Da-
the Gartin building, near shot to death. Others were The funeral service will be held on Friday, vis, along with his former co-workers, competed
the state Capitol in Jack- killed in different ways. December 21, 2018, at 11:00 AM, at Springhill nationally and won numerous Aircraft mechan-
son. Lisa Donegan’s 21-year- Baptist Church of Millport AL. The visitation ics competitions. He loved his family and was a
“My prayer is God will old son, Tray Williams, will be from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM Friday, devoted fan of his beloved MSU Bulldogs. He
help heal you during this was on his way home from December 21, 2018, at Springhill Baptist Church. was especially fond of his friend and faithful com-
Christmas season and get work in July 2014 when he Officiating will be Phillip Campbell, Terry panion, his dog, Bentley.
you through it, and that was killed by a hit-and-run Robinson and Max Bobbitt. Burial will be in Mr. Davis is survived by his wife of 29 years,
you can help others in driver in northern Missis- Springhill Baptist Church Cemetery, Millport, Barbara Davis; daughters, Candi (Adam) Lux,
your family,” Hood said. sippi’s Pontotoc County. AL. Dowdle Funeral Home is in charge of Shelley (Teddy) Strickland and Tracey (Fred)
Bryant recalled his Several ornaments on the arrangements. McCaa; son, Grant (Amanda) Davis; father, Ken-
aunt, Shirley Roberts, tree are honoring Wil- Born Saturday, May 5, 1934, to the late neth Hood; sister, Darlene Ballard; grandchil-
who was killed in 1981 liams’ memory. Robert A. Fields and Rossie Cox Fields, he was dren, Logan Lux, Alexis Lux, Bianca (Brady)
the husband of Careolean Fields and the father Howell, Kallie Harcrow, Kaitlyn Bester, TJ Davis,
You’ve always said you of Danny Fields and Sandra Lipsey. He was a Malik Richardson, Cayden Davis, Jaxon Davis,
wanted to be buried in lifelong resident of Millport, AL and a member of Seth Swails, Devin Swails and Kara Beth Sides;
Springhill Baptist Church. and great-grandchildren, Collin Howell, Lillie
the dress you wore to your Mr. Fields was preceded in death by his Howell and Kylie Wilder.
granddaughter’s wedding. parents, Robert and Rossie Fields; and his wife, Memorials may be made to the Sunday Fund
Preplanning takes care of Careolean Fields. @ Trinity Retirement Community, 230 Airline
all the decisions so your Surviving are his son, Danny Fields; daughter, Rd., Columbus, MS 39702 and the Columbus
family doesn’t have to. Sandra Lipsey; grandson, Brian Fields (Tracie); Lowndes Humane Society, P.O. Box 85, Colum-
When Caring Counts... granddaughter, Lori Lipsey Frady (Josh); great- bus, MS 39703.
1131 N. Lehmberg Rd. grandsons, Blane Fields, Brodie Fields and Compliments of
Columbus, MS 39702 Parker Logan Pitts. Lowndes Funeral Home
& CREMATORY (662) 328-1808 Paid Obituary - Dowdle Funeral Home
6A Thursday, December 20, 2018 The Dispatch •

Around the state
2 Mississippi high ities discovered her son with the agency as direc- ed that Jackson County
had traded the gun while tor of forest protection Sheriff Mike Ezell said
school students face at school to another 14- and information and was that 50-year-old Todd
gun charge year old. named assistant state for- Allen Pisarich has been
KILN — Two students ester in 2015. He has over- charged on four addition-
at a Mississippi high seen wildfire response, al counts of sexual bat-
school are facing charges Commission names public outreach and edu- tery, two counts of illegal
after one of the students new state forester cation and urban forestry, touching of a child and
sold a gun to the other on JACKSON — Russell and has also helped the one count of attempted
school grounds. Bozeman is Mississippi’s agency plan, set budgets illegal touching.
WLOX-TV reports both new state forester. and develop new pro- The former Ocean
students were arrested The Mississippi For- grams. Springs resident had
for possession of a weap- estry Commission an- Bozeman holds a bach- been arrested last year
on on school property and nounced Bozeman’s elor’s degree from Missis-
appointment on Friday, on two counts of sexual
possession of a stolen fire- sippi State University and
taking effect Saturday. battery of a child.
arm. The student accused is a registered forester.
of taking the gun and sell- He had been leading the The U.S. Marshals
ing it also is charged with agency on an interim ba- Service arrested Pisarich
petty larceny. sis since Charlie Morgan,
Martial arts instructor Tuesday morning in San-
It was unknown if ei- the previous state forest- arrested on sex ta Rosa, Florida.
ther of the juveniles, who er, resigned in October charges Pisarich owned The
attend Hancock High after a DUI arrest. OCEAN SPRINGS Academy of Mixed Mar-
School, had attorneys. The Forestry Com- — A former Mississippi tial Arts in Ocean Springs
Sheriff Ricky Adam mission works to protect martial arts instructor when the investigation
says the mother of a and manage forests, fight has been arrested in Flor- started in late 2016.
14-year-old reported a pis- wildfires and track forest ida on child sex crime He’s being held in Mil-
tol was missing from her resources. charges. ton, Florida, pending ex-
home last week. Author- Bozeman began work News outlets report- tradition to Mississippi.

Christmas lights
Continued from Page 1A
“I said, ‘They’re on,’” chocolate and candy to the next to the garage is San-
Cook said. “She said, ‘I just kids, and ... tell them they
How to go ta’s North Pole, full of lit-
■ WHAT: Jimmy and Charlene
want to tell you how appre- can walk up and down,” Cook’s Christmas display up penguins, polar bears,
ciative we are for what you Jimmy said. “When they ■ WHEN: Friday and Saturday igloos and a huge inflat-
do. It’s such a wonderful drive up and down the starting between 5:30 and 6 able sleigh being pulled
thing for our community.’” road, people stop out there p.m.
■ WHERE: 32 Fondren Dr. in
by reindeer. The side yard
It was the sort of con- and look and look and New Hope also hosts buildings like
versation Cook likes to look, but they don’t know ■ HOW MUCH: Free Santa’s Workshop and
have, he said, since he they can come inside.” Santa’s Pet House, which
displays the decorations to have windows that auto-
make people happy. Bringing the family discusses what matically open and close,
Cook and his wife Char- they plan to do next year
lene began decorating people together and if anything needs to
and inflatable helicopters
Jimmy has been setting and airplanes with mov-
in October, with the help go in a different spot, Jim-
up elaborate Christmas ing propellers. Through-
of his son and next-door my said. Then when they
neighbor Jay Cook and his displays for 14 years, since start decorating again the out both yards are trees
daughter Cindy Tingle. his oldest granddaugh- next fall, they have to re- strung mostly with red
Every year, the whole fam- ter was 2. He bought member what they decid- lights.
ily finds places in Jimmy’s some large inflatables he ed back in January. Jimmy said he doesn’t
— and occasionally Jay’s thought she’d enjoy and set Jay calls the decora- have a favorite decoration.
— yard for their favorite them up in his yard along tions “organized chaos.” In His favorite part of the
displays, which include with his usual Christmas Jimmy’s front yard, which lights every year is being
everything from a lighted lights. Each year, he add- faces Ben Christopher able to meet people who
nativity scene on the front ed more lights and more Road, is the new dragon, stop to look at them.
porch to inflatable air- inflatables until one year the Joy sign, two nativity “Last year we had some
planes with Peanuts comic — about five or six years scenes and, in the front people come through that
characters in the cockpit. ago, he said — someone corner just by the intersec- I worked with ... 20, 30
Dozens of cars drive knocked on the door and tion with Fondren Drive, years before that I hadn’t
up and down the street to asked to walk through. a cluster of characters seen,” Jimmy said. “... We
look and occasionally a Every year there’s from children’s stories, had a great time talking,
driver will even pull over, something new, he added. including Hello Kitty and reminiscing about those
get out and knock on Jim- One of his favorite deco- Disney characters such as things. We even had some
my’s door to ask if he can rations, a white sign that Olaf, Elsa and Anna from relatives that we hadn’t
walk through the yard for says “Joy” in letters as tall the movie “Frozen,” dec- seen in a long time come
a closer look. as he is, was put up for the orations which Jimmy’s up and of course we invit-
That’s fine with Jim- first time last year. This 7-year-old granddaughter ed them into the house.”
my, but two nights a year year’s newest addition is oversees. For Jay, who has lived
he and his family host an an inflatable green drag- “Kids are excited about
on, even taller, with wings in New Hope his whole life
open house — or “open Elsa and Anna and all the
that flap. It’s one the kids and works at BankFirst,
yard,” he said — for people characters,” Jimmy said.
love, he said. the best part of the lights
to come and walk through In the part of the yard
the displays. Last year, he “The day after Christ- facing Fondren Drive, at is seeing many of the same
said, they had about 900 mas he (Jimmy) goes and the end of the driveway people he meets in the
visitors in just one night. buys all the Christmas by the garage, are two community, but in a more
Though the lights will lights 90 percent off for inflatable mice cuddling light-hearted atmosphere
be up until January, the the next year and puts it in under an arch which has rather than behind an of-
open house nights are Fri- (a) storage room (for next mistletoe dangling from fice desk.
day and Saturday, starting year),” Jay said. “Colum- it. Jimmy says sometimes “The cheesiest way to
shortly after dark between bus, Tupelo, Tuscaloosa, teenagers on dates get say it is it brings people to-
5:30 and 6 p.m. everywhere.” their pictures taken under gether,” he said. “You say
“We’ll be out there The lights come down the arch. it on movies and stuff, but
to meet them, serve hot in January, but even then And in the side yard just it kind of does.”

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the District 41 represen- active member of the who suc-
tative in the State Legis- NAACP prior to her arriv- ceeded Har-
lature from 2000 until her al to the Legislature. Her rison as the
death on June 9, 2015, her years of experience in a District 41
69th birthday. variety of governmental, representa-
In her nearly four advocacy and community tive.
terms in the Legislature, organizations earned her “It’s a
Harrison built a reputa- a reputation as a tireless special priv-
tion as a hard worker in worker and trusted col- ilege for me Scott Ellis Karriem
the various legislative league. to be here today,” Karriem er not only of Harrison’s
committees for which she The dedication cere- said. “In fact, my first contributions but of a
served and as a vocal ad- mony Wednesday drew piece of legislation was to continuing commitment
vocate on the House floor. family (including her have the highway dedica- to the causes she worked
“Esther always said, daughter, Aubra Givens tion for Esther Harrison. and fought for.
‘show up, stand up, speak and grandson, Alexander It passed in 2016, but the “We honor her mem-
up,’” said retired Rep. Ty- Givens), friends and state signs were stuck in some ory, but Esther is still
rone Ellis, one of Harri- and local elected officials. warehouse. I’m glad we’re alive in all the things she
son’s mentors in the Leg- A half-dozen of Harrison’s able to get these signs up, believed in,” Scott said.
islature. Zeta Phi Beta sorority finally. Esther deserves “It’s now our responsibil-
The Columbus native sisters from Alcorn came this.” ity to continue that work.
and an alumna of Alcorn to show their respects, Scott said the signs That’s what Esther would
State and MUW was an as well as Kabir Karriem, will be a constant remind- want most.”

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Mitchell threatened wrote Mann, who had al- sheriff’s office and jail. Evans said the charges
then-Chief Deputy Jef- ready announced he was WTVA-TV reported coun- would be presented to a
frey Mann and two other running for sheriff next ty jail inmates were led grand jury, but said he
employees if they told year. out to state Highway Pa- wasn’t sure when. The
anyone, the charges say. Mitchell had publicly trol cars where they were next regularly scheduled
Mann, cited as one of nine announced he was going questioned. In the mean- grand jury in Webster
witnesses in the case, re- to resign, claiming health time, agents of state Au- County meets in January.
signed Oct. 31, writing a problems. He wavered on ditor Shad White invento- Conviction on all charges
letter to county supervi- that announcement before ried sheriff’s department would carry a maximum
sors accusing Mitchell of reaffirming it in recent equipment and evidence. penalty of 152 years in
crimes. weeks. Mitchell left chief prison and fines of up to
“After witnessing the After Mitchell was ar- deputy Andy McCants $102,000, officials said in
illegal activities Sheriff rested Wednesday, doz- in charge, Evans said. If a news release.
Tim Mitchell has tak- ens of law enforcement Mitchell resigns or is re- Evans said charges
en part (in), I cannot be officers swooped down moved, supervisors would against others are possi-
part of this organization,” on the Webster County appoint a new sheriff. ble.
landed the No. 1 ranked recruiting class, while

Ole Miss secured the signings of 25 players Adam Minichino
Wednesday to open the early signing period.
ESPN rated the class No. 20 nationally. SPORTS LINE 662-241-5000
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college football: National Signing Day MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Melton Peters provides lift
signs with in second half
S. Alabama Junior guard scores 16 of 19 points in
final 20 minutes for No. 17 Bulldogs
West Point defensive By Brett Hudson
back capitalizes on
STARKVILLE — Ben Howland’s fears of a
team’s run to 5A title trap game proved to be true Wednesday after 20
minutes. The Wofford men’s basketball team made
those feelings worse by
The recruiting interest hitting a 3-pointer on the No. 17 MSU 98,
in senior defensive back first possession of the Wofford 87
Ryan Melton picked up as second half to extend
the West Point High School its lead against No. 17
football team advanced Mississippi State to 12 points.
deeper in the Mississippi David Miller/Special to The Dispatch But Lamar Peters provided the spark the Bull-
High School Activities As- Noxubee County High School receiver / quarterback Kyziah Pruitt (8) turns the dogs needed.
sociation (MHSAA) Class corner as teammate Kaiyus Lewis blocks in a game against New Hope this The junior guard was 4-for-4 from 3-point
5A playoffs season. Pruitt was one of 14 signees MSU secured Wednesday as part of a range and had 16 of his 19 points in the second
“We had several recruiting class that ESPN rated No. 14 in the nation.
half to help No. 17 MSU rally for a 98-87 victory

game-changing type play- at Humphrey Coliseum.
ers on our defense,” West “It’s amazing because, like I’ve said before,
Point coach Chris Cham- you see someone that’s put the work in like he has
bless said. “To have that and the stuff he’s been through, and he comes out
on offense is not out of the
ordinary. To have that on
Moorhead’s first class secures seven linemen in 14-player group on top, you can celebrate and be happy for him,”
MSU senior forward Aric Holman said.
defense is unique. We had
several guys on defense
By Brett Hudson
Inside See MSU, 2B
that could change the n MORE COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Mississippi
whole outlook of a game STARKVILLE — Coming off a sea- State secured one of the nation’s top
with just one play.” quarterback prospects with the signing of
son in which the Mississippi State foot-
Melton epitomized the Garrett Shrader. Page 3B
ball team displayed its strength at the
big-play defense for the line of scrimmage on both sides of the
eventual state champion ball, coach Joe Moorhead’s first recruit- tect the passer and if you can’t rush the
Green Wave. On Wednes- ing class made strides to help the Bull- passer in this league, it’s going to be a
day, he signed a scholarship dogs maintain those advantages. long day at the office. Any time we get
offer with South Alabama. On Wednesday, the first day of col- an opportunity to recruit the big guys,
Melton will participate lege football’s early signing period, they make all the difference in the
in a signing ceremony in MSU signed four offensive linemen game. That’s the primary area of focus.
February at the school. and three defensive linemen as part of “Secondly, from a pure numbers per-
However, he made his a 14-player class that was ranked No. 14 spective and needs, for a few classes
commitment to the Jag- by 247 Sports Composite here we haven’t signed many offensive
uars official early Wednes- ranked MSU’s class 19th in the country. linemen that made it to campus.”
day morning on the first of “First and foremost, philosophi- In the five prior signing classes,
two National Singing Days cally, it is a line of scrimmage football three of the 19 offensive linemen MSU
for football. league,” Moorhead said of the South- signed never made it to campus. Mon-
“South Alabama did eastern Conference. “The mentality of travious Richardson, a 2017 signee,
a great job of recruiting great teams and championship teams maintained his MSU commitment as he
me,” Melton said. “It’s a are dictated by the offensive and de- went from Mississippi Delta Communi-
place where I can fit in. fensive lines. If you can’t run the ball, if ty College to Georgia Military College.
See MELTON, 4B you can’t stop the run, if you can’t pro- See MSU, 3B Kelly Donoho/Mississippi State Athletic Media Relations
Junior guard Lamar Peters had 16 of his 19

Cunningham’s work
points in the second half Thursday to lead the
No. 17 Mississippi State men’s basketball team
to a 98-87 victory against Wofford.

lands shot at Memphis WOMEN’S COLLEGE
“This is a dream come BASKETBALL
true,” Cunningham said.
you understand the final
“The coaches and play-
ers at Memphis made me No 4 MSU will look
feel at home. This was a
month in Everitt Cunning-
ham’s life, it makes sense
tough decision. It wasn’t
decided until right now. I
to bounce back
vs. Washington
things were extra hectic feel blessed to have sever-
on National Signing Day. al good offers. That made
A large crowd waited me know all of the hard
patiently as all the final work had paid off.” From Special Reports
plans were put in place The 6-foot-3, 250-pound
for Cunningham to sign Cunningham was a late SEAT TLE — After dropping its first game
a scholarship offer with bloomer at East Mississip- of the season Tuesday at No. 7 Oregon, the No.
Memphis on Wednesday pi Community College in 4 Mississippi State women’s basketball team
night at the West Point Scooba. His sophomore will return to action at 9 p.m. Thursday against
High School Field House. season began with a fight Washington at Alaska Airlines Arena.
Cunningham saved his for a starting position. A live stream of the game will be available on
decision and the accompa- His season ended with Fans also can listen to the action
Scott Walters/Dispatch Staff
nying suspense until tak- second-team All-America Former West Point High School and East Mississippi on the MSU Radio Network and online via Hail-
ing the stage. Memphis honors from the National Community College standout Everitt Cunningham, left, and the TuneIn app.
and Alabama-Birming- Junior College Athletic As- poses for a picture with West Point High football coach Anriel Howard had a career-high 30 points in
ham were the finalists sociation (NJCAA). Chris Chambless on Wednesday at a signing ceremony the 82-74 loss to Oregon. Jazzmun Holmes had
from more than 20 offers. See CUNNINGHAM, 3B to celebrate his decision to attend Memphis. seven assists and no turnovers, the Bulldogs saw
their 46-game winning streak in regular-sea-

Beckom Jr. finds right
son non-conference games dating back to 2015
snapped. MSU lost the rebounding battle for just
the second time this season. It also was whistled
for a season-high 20 fouls in the game.

fit at Harding University Oregon was 27-for-28 from the free-throw
line, as Sabrina Ionescu was 17-for-17 from the
foul line.
Washington (7-4) is coming off a 73-69 loss to
By Adam Minichino sas, on Nov. 3 helped him Boise State in the Husky Classic. discover the next step in his MSU (10-1) remains the nation’s second-best
journey. scoring offense, averaging 90.6 points per game.
The fit was unique for On Wednesday morn-
Derrick Beckom Jr. Its 53.2 ppg. allowed is 19th in the country, which
ing, Beckom Jr. showed gives the Bulldogs the highest scoring margin
The Columbus High off the right fit by wear-
School football standout (+37.5) in Division I.
ing a gray suit with a gold The game will conclude a 5,207-mile jour-
said his decision to attend tie — the school’s colors ney. Following the game, MSU will dismiss stu-
Mississippi Gulf Coast are black, gold, and white
Adam Minichino/Dispatch Staff dent-athletes for the holidays. The team will re-
Former Columbus High School and Mississippi Gulf Community College in Per- — and a gray knit hat turn to action at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, when it
Coast Community College standout Derrick Beckom kinston helped him “learn with Harding University plays host to Louisiana.
Jr., seated, center, poses for a picture family members more about how to be a stitched in white and black
and friends Wednesday during a signing ceremony to man and to take care of his stripes and a school logo.
celebrate his decision to attend Harding University in business.” In continuing to The hat fit snugly over Bec- Game 12
Searcy, Arkansas. Seated, from left: Mariah, Derrick’s keep God first, Beckom Jr. kom Jr.’s dreadlocks. n At Washington, 9 p.m. Thursday (Live Stream on
sister; Derrick Sr., his father; Vickie, his mother; and; WKBB-FM 100.9, WFCA-FM 107.9).
wondered where he would “When I visited Hard-
Columbus High assistant football coach Lawrence Hill.
Standing, from left: Columbus High Assistant Principal find the next best fit in his ing University and I saw the
Craig Chapman, friend C.J. Gholar, Columbus High football career. atmosphere of the school NEXT game at HOMe
Principal Lori Cargile, Columbus High Athletic Director A visit to Harding Uni- and how everything went n Louisiana, 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30
Joe Garrett, and friend Justin Turner. versity, in Searcy, Arkan- See BECKOM JR., 3B (SEC Network +; WKBB-FM 100.9, WFCA-FM 107.9).
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Q Weatherspoon
Prep Basketball
Atlantic Division
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Holman had the assist on Peters’ first shot Today’s Games Toronto 24 9 .727 —

does damage from
of the second half, a wide-open 3-pointer. His New Hope at Calhoun City Philadelphia
21 12 .636 3
18 12 .600 4½
rhythm established, Peter used his lethal ar- Vardaman at Hamilton Brooklyn
New York
15 18 .455 9
9 24 .273 15
senal of dribble moves to break down guard Friday’s Games Southeast Division

free-throw line
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Storm Murphy for a highlight-reel 3-pointer. Noxubee County at West Point Charlotte 15 15 .500 —

“My teammates had some good looks but Lafayette at Aberdeen Orlando
14 16 .467 1
13 16 .448 1½
Columbus Christian at Delta Academy Washington 12 20 .375 4
passed up their good looks for a better look Joe Horne Christmas Classic Atlanta 7 23 .233 8
and got me an open shot,” Peters said. “I just At Columbus High School By Bret t Hudson
Central Division
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wanted to knock those shots down when they Minor (Ala.) girls vs. West Lowndes, 2 p.m. Milwaukee
21 9 .700 —
20 12 .625 2
swing it to me.” Holly Springs boys vs. Minor (Ala.), 3:30 p.m. Detroit
15 14 .517 5½
8 24 .250 14
Holman completed the comeback by ty- Horn Lake girls at Columbus, 5 p.m. STARKVILLE — Quinndary Weatherspoon Chicago 7 25 .219 15
ing the game with a post-up score. The game Pinson Valley (Ala.) boys vs. Starkville, 6:30 p.m. hasn’t climbed the Mississippi State men’s bas- Southwest Division
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stayed within a couple of possessions for the Caledonia boys at Columbus, 8 p.m. ketball scoring ranks by living at the free-throw Houston 16 14 .533 —
next 10 minutes until Peters took over again. Saturday’s Games line, but he solidified his place in the top 10 by San Antonio
17 15 .531
15 14 .517 ½

A similar two 3-pointer sequence — the first Joe Horne Christmas Classic doing that. Memphis 16 15 .516 ½
New Orleans 15 17 .469 2
was a catch-and-shoot and the second came At Columbus High School With 18 points in a 98-87 victory against Northwest Division
Minor (Ala.) boys vs. Kosciusko, 11 a.m. W L Pct GB
off the dribble — gave the Bulldogs (10-1) an Wofford on Wednesday night, the Denver 21 9 .700 —
Minor (Ala.) girls vs. Ridgeway (Tenn.), 12:30 p.m.
11-point lead with a little more than five min- Horn Lake girls vs. Starkville, 2 p.m.
Notebook senior guard from Canton passed Oklahoma City
20 10 .667
18 13 .581 3½
15 17 .469 7

utes to go. Ridgeway (Tenn.) boys vs. Starkville, 3:30 p.m. Jamont Gordon for ninth on MSU’s Minnesota 14 17 .452 7½
Peters also didn’t disappoint when MSU Olive Branch girls at Columbus, 5 p.m. all-time scoring list and has 1,564
Pacific Division
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needed him in crunch time, even if it ap- Pinson Valley (Ala.) boys vs. Okolona, 6:30 p.m. points. He is 38 points behind Barry Stewart in Golden State
L.A. Lakers
21 11 .656 —
18 13 .581 2½
peared as if his moment had passed. After his New Hope boys at Columbus, 8 p.m. eighth. L.A. Clippers
17 13 .567
16 15 .516 4½

second burst of 3-pointers, Peters was fouled Prep Soccer Weatherspoon was 14-for-15 from the free- Phoenix 8 24 .250 13
taking another one and then missed the first Today’s Match throw line against the Terriers (9-4). He was Wednesday’s Games
Charlotte 110, Cleveland 99
two free throws. Tupelo at Starkville, 5 p.m. 2-for-10 from the field and 0-for-5 from 3-point Philadelphia 131, New York 109
“My teammates picked me up, kept talking range. San Antonio 129, Orlando 90

to me. They told me to knock down the next Men’s College Basketball MSU coach Ben Howland thought his perfor-
Phoenix 111, Boston 103
Toronto 99, Indiana 96
Brooklyn 96, Chicago 93
one and move forward,” Peters said. Friday’s Games mance was a testament to toughness. Detroit 129, Minnesota 123, OT

Peters’ third free throw extended MSU’s Ole Miss vs. Middle Tennessee (Nashville), “I think he’s been to the line, 41, 45 times go-
Houston 136, Washington 118
Milwaukee 123, New Orleans 115
lead to 10. Wofford (9-4), which beat South 7 p.m. ing into tonight and he got 15 tonight. I love that,”
Utah 108, Golden State 103
Oklahoma City 132, Sacramento 113
Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina, earlier Southern Miss at South Dakota, 7 p.m. Howland said. Weatherspoon only had 37 free Portland 99, Memphis 92
Today’s Games
in the season, rallied to cut the deficit to five. Penn State at Alabama, 8 p.m. throw attempts entering Wednesday. Houston at Miami, 7 p.m.
Dallas at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m.
This time, Peters allowed the ball to move Saturday’s Game “Great players get to the line,” Howland said. Friday’s Games
Cleveland at Toronto, 6 p.m.
and forced Wofford to defend the entire floor Mississippi State vs. Wright State (Jackson), 6 p.m. “To get there 36 times and make 78 percent of Detroit at Charlotte, 6 p.m.

— a task it couldn’t do without fouling. MSU Women’s College Basketball them was big.”
Atlanta at New York, 6:30 p.m.
Indiana at Brooklyn, 6:30 p.m.
Milwaukee at Boston, 7 p.m.
put the game away with the help of eight free Today’s Games Weatherspoon said his coaches told him the Orlando at Chicago, 7 p.m.
Minnesota at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m.
throws and a field goal assisted by Peters. Alabama vs. Virginia (Orlando, Florida), 3 p.m. Terriers were in foul trouble and encouraged him Memphis at Sacramento, 9 p.m.
“I have to get other guys going because I Southern Miss at Southeastern Louisiana, 6 p.m. to attack the basket. Utah at Portland, 9 p.m.
New Orleans at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m.
have good scorers around me,” Peters said. Mississippi State at Washington, 9 p.m. “I tried to take advantage of it and get to the
“It’s not high school anymore where I was the Friday’s Game line,” Weatherspoon said. Football
main focus, the main player. I’m surrounded Alabama vs. Miami, Florida (Orlando, Florida), Weatherspoon also moved up the school’s all- NFL
by good players. I have to pick and choose 5:15 p.m. time list in steals. His one steal gave him 162, East
and be smart when I’m going to decide when which moved him from a tie for seventh with New England 9 5 0 .643 374 310
I’m going to take a shot and decide when I’m on the air Timmy Bowers to a tie for sixth with Stewart.
N.Y. Jets
7 7 0 .500 295
5 9 0 .357 215
4 10 0 .286 292 359
going to facilitate.” Holman is back
On Wednesday, he did both masterfully, Today Aric Holman, MSU’s lone senior in the frontcourt, has become known for

10 4 0 .714 352 281
and earned the Bulldogs another quality vic- his consistency. He is the type of player MSU (10-1) can expect a certain level Indianapolis 8 6 0 .571 372 300
6 p.m. — Ohio at Purdue, Big Ten Network of production in points, rebounds, and blocked shots.
Tennessee 8 6 0 .571 268 254
tory. 6 p.m. — Texas Tech vs. Duke, Madison Square
Jacksonville 4 10 0 .286 225 289
Entering the game Wednesday, he had scored in double digits once in
“What a tough game,” Howland said. Garden, ESPN2 the last six games, but he ended that stretch with 19 points on 6-for-7 shoot-
Pittsburgh 8 5 1 .607 384 316
“What a difficult game and credit Wofford. I 7 p.m. — Coe at Creighton, FS1 ing. Baltimore 8 6 0 .571 341 253
Cleveland 6 7 1 .464 309 348
think I was pretty clear to you all the other COLLEGE FOOTBALL “I played my role,” Holman said. “When it comes to needing another Cincinnati 6 8 0 .429 337 413
scorer, that’s when I step up. It was a big thing for those guys to play defense West
day how good they are. I think that really was 7 p.m. — Gasparilla Bowl: Marshall vs. South W L T Pct PF PA
on their best offensive players, so I felt like I had to step up my role on the
apparent tonight because we’re a pretty good Florida, ESPN
offensive end.”
x-Kansas City 11 3 0 .786 499
x-L.A. Chargers 11 3 0 .786 395
defensive team. We could not stop them in the NBA Denver 6 8 0 .429 306 299
Holman also had eight rebounds and four blocks. The four blocks gave Oakland 3 11 0 .214 260 418
first half. They shot 75 percent from three, 61 2 p.m. — G-League, Rio Grande Valley vs. Long him 170 for his career, which is fifth all-time and 13 behind fourth-place NATIONAL CONFERENCE
from the field. They just made some incredi- Island, ESPNU Kalpatrick Wells. W L T Pct PF PA
2:30 p.m. — G-League, Wisconsin vs. Memphis, Dallas 8 6 0 .571 276 269
bly difficult, tough shots … I thought our de- Last-second shot Philadelphia 7 7 0 .500 311 318
NBA TV Washington 7 7 0 .500 265 310
fense to start the second half was how we got 4:30 p.m. — G-League, South Bay vs. Greens- The shot clock went dark with MSU up nine and less than 20 seconds N.Y. Giants 5 9 0 .357 307 348
left. A quality win already was in the Bulldogs’ grasp, yet Howland thinks the South
back in the game. You know, our offense, we boro, ESPNU W L T Pct PF PA
new system in college basketball demands teams go for more. y-New Orleans 12 2 0 .857 459 292
scored 41 points (in) the first half and 57 (in 7 p.m. — G-League, Salt Lake City vs. Fort The NCAA Evaluation Tool (NET) is a new metric the NCAA is using to Carolina 6 8 0 .429 333 344
the second half). It’s pretty efficient to score Wayne, ESPNU replace Ratings Percentage Index (RPI) in its NCAA tournament selection
Atlanta 5 9 0 .357 356
Tampa Bay 5 9 0 .357 344
98 points on 49 shots. 7 p.m. — Houston at Miami, TNT process. One of the factors in NET is scoring margin.
Follow Dispatch sports writer Brett Hudson 8 p.m. — G-League, Delaware vs. Stockton, NBA TV The caveat to the scoring margin metric is it caps the margin for each y-Chicago 10 4 0 .714 383
Minnesota 7 6 1 .536 323
on Twitter @Brett_Hudson 9:30 p.m. — G-League, Santa Cruz vs. Lakeland, game at 10 points. For example, a team receives credit for winning a game by Green Bay 5 8 1 .393 332 331
ESPNU 10 points regardless of whether it wins by 11 or 25 points or 25. Detroit 5 9 0 .357 284 333
5. Virginia (10-0) beat South Carolina 9:30 p.m. — Dallas at LA Clippers, TNT The flip side is teams are encouraged to reach that 10-point margin. W L T Pct PF PA
Wednesday’s Men’s 69-52. Next: vs. William & Mary, Saturday. MSU reached that mark after Weatherspoon hurriedly fired a 3-pointer and y-L.A. Rams 11 3 0 .786 448 343
Major Scores 6. Nevada (11-0) did not play. Next: SOCCER Seattle 8 6 0 .571 363 292
missed and Reggie Perry grabbed the rebound and scored. San Francisco 4 10 0 .286 301 373
EAST vs. Akron, Saturday.
7. Auburn (9-2) lost to N.C. State
5:30 p.m. — FIFA Club World Cup, semifinal, “I apologized to the coach right away, but I was yelling at (Quinndary), Arizona 3 11 0 .214 192 367
Delaware St. 73, Delaware 71
Fairleigh Dickinson 83, St. Peter’s 74 78-71. Next: vs. Murray State, Saturday. TBD, FS2 I’ve explained to him, we have to win by 10,” Howland said. “He had an open x-clinched playoff spot
8. Gonzaga (10-2) did not play. Next:
Hofstra 71, Stony Brook 64
Lafayette 95, Rosemont 54 vs. Denver, Friday.
7:30 p.m. — FIFA Club World Cup, semifinal, layup and he’s pulling it out. I don’t like it, but when they look at the num- y-clinched division
Marist 58, New Hampshire 49
Penn St. 73, Duquesne 67
9. North Carolina (8-2) did not play. Real Madrid vs. TBD, FS2 bers, we want to make sure we’ve done everything we can to impress the Saturday’s Games
Next: vs. No. 19 Kentucky, Saturday.
Friday committee.” Washington at Tennessee, 3:30 p.m.
Quinnipiac 87, Bethune-Cookman 63 10. Michigan State (9-2) did not play. Baltimore at L.A. Chargers, 7:20 p.m.
Seton Hall 90, Sacred Heart 76 Next: vs. Oakland, Friday. Follow Dispatch sports writer Brett Hudson on Twitter @Brett_Hudson Sunday’s Games
St. John’s 86, St. Francis Brooklyn 52
11. Florida State (10-1) beat North COLLEGE BASKETBALL Atlanta at Carolina, Noon

Kansas State rallies
Florida 95-81. Next: vs. Saint Louis, Houston at Philadelphia, Noon
Belmont 80, W. Kentucky 74
Saturday. 5:30 p.m. — UC (Irvine) at Butler, FS1 N.Y. Giants at Indianapolis, Noon
California Baptist 79, Southern U. 76
FAU 76, Florida College 64 12. Texas Tech (10-0) did not play. 6 p.m. — Oakland at Michigan State, Big Ten Green Bay at N.Y. Jets, Noon
Minnesota at Detroit, Noon
Florida Gulf Coast 87, Keiser 85 Next: vs. No. 2 Duke, Thursday.
Florida St. 95, North Florida 81 13. Virginia Tech (10-1) beat N.C. A&T Network Buffalo at New England, Noon
Cincinnati at Cleveland, Noon
Gardner-Webb 106, Brevard College 29 82-60. Next: vs. Maryland-Eastern Shore, 6 p.m. — Oregon at Baylor, ESPN2 Jacksonville at Miami, Noon

to defeat So. Miss
Georgia St. 86, UNC-Wilmington 71 Friday, Dec. 28.
Grambling St. 69, SE Louisiana 68 14. Buffalo (11-0) did not play. Next: at 6 p.m. — Detroit Mercy at Xavier, FS2 Tampa Bay at Dallas, Noon
L.A. Rams at Arizona, 3:05 p.m.
Memphis 99, UALR 89
Miami 80, Houston Baptist 73
No. 20 Marquette, Friday.
15. Ohio State (10-1) did not play.
7:30 p.m. — Buffalo at Marquette, FS1 Chicago at San Francisco, 3:05 p.m.
Pittsburgh at New Orleans, 3:25 p.m.
Mississippi St. 98, Wofford 87 Next: vs. UCLA, Saturday. 8 p.m. — Oklahoma at Northwestern, Big Ten Kansas City at Seattle, 7:20 p.m.
NC State 78, Auburn 71 16. Wisconsin (9-2) did not play. Next: Monday’s Game
Old Dominion 63, Richmond 54 vs. Grambling State, Saturday. Network Denver at Oakland, 7:15 p.m.
SC-Upstate 85, Truett-McConnell 54 17. Mississippi State (10-1) beat 8 p.m. — Providence at Texas, ESPN2 From Staff and Wire Reports
South Alabama 79, Alabama A&M 67
Tennessee 83, Samford 70 Wofford 98-87. Next: vs. Wright State,
8 p.m. — Penn State at Alabama, SEC Network
Bowl Schedule
Saturday. Wednesdays Game
Virginia 69, South Carolina 52 Frisco (Texas) Bowl
Virginia Tech 82, NC A&T 60 18. Arizona State (8-2) did not play. COLLEGE FOOTBALL
MIDWEST Next: vs. No. 1 Kansas, Saturday. MANHAT TAN, Kan. — Kamau Stokes knew Ohio 27, San Diego State 0
19. Kentucky (8-2) did not play. Next: 11:30 a.m. — Bahamas Bowl: Florida International
Cent. Michigan 81, UMKC 72
Cincinnati 93, UCLA 64 vs. No. 9 North Carolina, Saturday. vs. Toledo, ESPN all along he’d play against Southern Mississippi Today’s Game
Gasparilla Bowl
Cleveland St. 82, Niagara 60
Dayton 85, W. Michigan 72
20. Marquette (9-2) did not play. Next:
vs. No. 14 Buffalo, Friday. 3 p.m. — Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Western on Wednesday night, even when Kansas State At St. Petersburg, FLORIDA
Marshall (8-4) vs. South Florida (7-5), 7 p.m.
DePaul 81, Incarnate Word 71
Drake 76, Rider 58
21. Houston (10-0) did not play. Next:
Michigan vs. BYU, ESPN men’s basketball coach Bruce Weber listed his (ESPN)
vs. Utah State, Thursday.
Grand Canyon 73, N. Iowa 62
Indiana 86, Cent. Arkansas 53
22. Indiana (10-2) beat Central NBA senior guard as merely the probable starter be- Friday’s Games
Kansas St. 55, Southern Miss. 51
Arkansas 86-53. Next: vs. Jacksonville,
Saturday. 2 p.m. — G-League, Agua Caliente vs. Capital cause of an ankle injury. Bahamas Bowl
At Nassau
N. Dakota St. 90, Northland College 43
Nebraska-Omaha 85, UC Santa Barbara 74 23. Iowa (9-2) did not play. Next: vs.
Savannah State, Saturday.
City, ESPNU The Wildcats needed him. Toledo (7-5) vs. FIU (8-4), 11:30 a.m (ESPN)
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
Saint Louis 74, NC Central 65
Toledo 86, Cornell 70 24. Furman (12-0) did not play. Next: 4:30 p.m. — G-League, Northern Arizona vs. Stokes hit four 3-pointers and At Boise
UC Irvine 52, E. Michigan 48
Wichita St. 84, Oral Roberts 63
at LSU, Friday.
25. Nebraska (9-2) did not play. Next:
Erie, ESPNU Roundup had all but two of his 18 points in Western Michigan (7-5) vs. BYU (6-6), 3 p.m.
SOUTHWEST vs. Cal State Fullerton, Saturday. 7 p.m. — Milwaukee at Boston, ESPN the second half to help Kansas Saturday’s Games
Georgia Tech 69, Arkansas 65
Lamar 80, Texas Southern 72 Wednesday’s Women’s 7 p.m. — G-League, Texas vs. Raptors 905,
State edge Southern Miss 55-51 in
Birmingham (Ala.) Bowl
Memphis (8-5) vs. Wake Forest (6-6), 11 a.m.
Texas A&M 71, Valparaiso 49 Major Scores ESPNU (ESPN)
Arizona 61, Montana 42
EAST 9:30 p.m. — New Orleans at Los Angeles Lakers, its first game without Dean Wade. Armed Forces Bowl
At Fort Worth, Texas
Fresno St. 95, California 73
Loyola Marymount 70, Boise St. 69
Holy Cross 61, Manhattan 53
Monmouth (NJ) 68, Navy 67 ESPN Much like Stokes, the preseason Big 12 Player Houston (8-4) vs. Army (10-2), 2:30 p.m.
New Mexico St. 92, CS Northridge 57 Princeton 83, St. Francis Brooklyn 64 9:30 p.m. — G-League, Maine vs. Sioux Falls, ESPNU of the Year went down with an injury last week- (ESPN)
Dollar General Bowl
Saint Mary’s (Cal) 85, Bucknell 56 Providence 66, Pepperdine 47
San Francisco 76, N. Arizona 60 Quinnipiac 65, Richmond 48 NHL end in a victory against Georgia State. But unlike At Mobile, Alabama
Buffalo (10-3) vs. Troy (9-3), 6 p.m. (ESPN)
UC Riverside 87, Life Pacific College 50
Utah Valley 88, Idaho St. 77
St. Francis (Pa.) 89, Morehead St. 83
6 p.m. — Buffalo at Washington, NBC Sports Stokes, the talented forward is expected to miss Hawaii Bowl
At Honolulu
Washington St. 89, SIU-Edwardsville 73 Coll. of Charleston 79, Network up to eight weeks with a tendon injury in his right Louisiana Tech (7-5) vs. Hawaii (8-5), 9:30 p.m.
No. 17 Mississippi St. 98, Charleston Southern 52
East Carolina 61, Longwood 52
SKIING foot.

Wofford 87
WOFFORD (9-4): Aluma 2-3 1-1 5,
Florida Gulf Coast 93, Coppin St. 61
Georgia 77, Lipscomb 45
11 a.m. — FIS Alpine World Cup, women’s giant
slalom, NBC Sports Network
“When there’s a man down,” Stokes said, “you Hockey
Jackson 9-16 1-2 20, Hoover 5-12 2-2 15, La Salle 74, N. Kentucky 56 have to take ownership, and especially being a NHL
Murphy 3-5 0-0 8, Magee 7-13 6-6 24, McNeese St. 86, Louisiana College 68 SOCCER EASTERN CONFERENCE
Goodwin 1-2 0-1 2, Pegram 1-1 0-0 2, Hol-
lowell 3-4 0-0 9, Larson 0-1 2-2 2. Totals
Radford 54, VCU 49
1:30 p.m. — Bundesliga, Borussia Dortmund vs. senior, one of the leaders on the team, somebody Atlantic Division
Stephen F. Austin 70, Hampton 68 GP W L OT Pts GF GA
31-57 12-14 87.
MISSISSIPPI STATE (10-1): Holman Stetson 74, North Dakota 63 Borussia Mönchengladbach, FS1 had to step up.” Tampa Bay 35 26 7 2 54 143 99
Toronto 34 22 10 2 46 124 95
6-7 4-4 19, Ado 0-1 3-4 3, Q.Weatherspoon Troy 71, Mississippi 54
UT Martin 100, Alabama Huntsville 69
1:55 p.m. — Premier League, Wolverhampton Barry Brown added 15 points for the Wildcats Buffalo 35 20 10 5 45 107 103
2-10 14-15 18, N.Weatherspoon 4-7 1-4 12,
Peters 6-8 2-5 19, Perry 5-7 2-2 12, Wood- Wake Forest 58, SC State 44 vs. Liverpool, NBC Sports Network (8-2), who trailed 31-19 at halftime before their Boston
34 18 12 4 40 94 88
35 17 13 5 39 109 113
ard 3-4 0-0 7, Carter 2-5 2-2 8. Totals 28-49 Wofford 106, Brevard College 52
28-36 98. MIDWEST
WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 24-2 charge midway through the second half al- Ottawa
35 15 16 4 34 116 135
35 14 16 5 33 100 118
Halftime—Wofford 50-41. 3-Point
Goals—Wofford 13-22 (Magee 4-10,
Bradley 67, Cleveland St. 65
Indiana 67, Loyola Marymount 43
6 p.m. — Temple at South Carolina, SEC Network lowed them to seize control. Florida 32 13 13 6 32 106 115
Metropolitan Division
Hollowell 3-3, Hoover 3-5, Murphy 2-2,
Jackson 1-2), Mississippi St. 14-27 (Pe-
Iowa St. 94, Prairie View 46 Southern Miss (7-4) closed within 53-51 when GP W L OT Pts GF GA
Washington 33 20 10 3 43 123 102
N. Iowa 73, Minnesota State-Mankato 56
ters 5-7, Holman 3-4, N.Weatherspoon
3-4, Carter 2-4, Woodard 1-2, Perry 0-1, Northwestern 65, Wichita St. 43 Southeastern SEC Women Dominic Magee grabbed an offensive rebound, got Columbus 33 18 12 3 39 108 105
N.Y. Islanders 33 17 12 4 38 96 93
Q.Weatherspoon 0-5). Fouled Out—Aluma, Notre Dame 94, W. Kentucky 53
Purdue 53, Albany (NY) 41 Conference Men Conf. Pct. Overall Pct. fouled and made both foul shots with 10.4 seconds Pittsburgh 34 16 12 6 38 114 109
Pegram. Rebounds—Wofford 20 (Jackson Kentucky 0-0 .000 11-1 .916 N.Y. Rangers 33 15 13 5 35 97 107
6), Mississippi St. 25 (Holman 8). Assists— San Francisco 75, N. Dakota St. 42 Conf. Pct. Overall Pct. Miss. State 0-0 .000 10-1 .909 to go. The Golden Eagles quickly fouled Brown, but Carolina 32 14 13 5 33 84 93
Wofford 12 (Murphy 3), Mississippi St. 13 South Dakota 67, Grambling St. 53 Miss. State 0-0 .000 10-1 .909 Philadelphia 32 13 15 4 30 96 118
(Peters 8). Total Fouls—Wofford 25, Missis- UCLA 78, Ill.-Chicago 47 Tennessee 0-0 .000 9-1 .900 Auburn
0-0 .000 9-1
0-0 .000 8-1
he knocked down two more free throws to restore New Jersey 32 11 14 7 29 96 118
sippi St. 14. A—6,443 (10,575). Auburn 0-0 .000 9-2 .818
Valparaiso 68, Purdue Fort Wayne 64
Kentucky 0-0 .000 8-2 .800 Texas A&M 0-0 .000 9-2 .818 the Wildcats’ four-point cushion. WESTERN CONFERENCE
Central Division
Kansas State 55, SOUTHWEST
Houston Baptist 68, Louisiana-Monroe 60
Ole Miss 0-0 .000 8-2 .800 Arkansas 0-0 .000 9-3 .750
Tyree Griffin’s off-balance 3 missed badly and GP W L OT Pts GF GA
Vanderbilt 0-0 .000 7-2 .778 Missouri 0-0 .000 9-3 .750 Winnipeg 34 22 10 2 46 122 98
Southern Mississippi 51 SMU 49, CS Bakersfield 43 LSU 0-0 .000 8-3 .727 LSU 0-0 .000 6-3 .667 time ran out on Southern Miss. Nashville 35 22 11 2 46 108 88
SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI (7-4): Texas A&M 71, Southern Cal 51 Alabama 0-0 .000 7-3 .667 Alabama 0-0 .000 7-4 .636 Colorado 35 19 10 6 44 124 107
Harper-Baker 1-8 0-2 2, Holland 0-1 0-0
0, Edwards 7-13 2-2 18, Griffin 5-19 0-0 11,
UConn 72, Oklahoma 63
0-0 .000 7-3
0-0 .000 7-3
Georgia 0-0 .000 7-4 .636 “We came out with energy in the first half and Dallas
34 17 14 3 37 94 93
33 17 14 2 36 101 95
S. Carolina 0-0 .000 6-4 .600
Magee 2-7 2-2 7, Rowe 2-4 0-0 5, Draine
2-6 0-0 6, Watson 1-5 0-0 2. Totals 20-63
Boise St. 88, S. Utah 53 Georgia 0-0 .000 6-4 .600 Vanderbilt 0-0 .000 4-6 .400 we were making shots. They just locked us up on St. Louis 32 13 15 4 30 92 108
CS Northridge 76, San Jose St. 40 Florida 0-0 .000 6-4 .600 Chicago 36 11 19 6 28 101 136
4-6 51.
KANSAS STATE (8-2): Sneed 2-5 California Baptist 76, UC Santa Barbara 64 Texas A&M 0-0 .000 5-4 .556
Ole Miss
0-0 .000 5-8
0-0 .000 3-7
defense in the second half,” the Golden Eagles’ Pacific Division
S. Carolina 0-0 .000 4-6 .400 GP W L OT Pts GF GA
4-5 8, Mawien 2-3 0-0 4, Stokes 6-8 2-4 Hawaii 66, UNLV 61
Kansas 71, Washington St. 63
Cortez Edwards said. Calgary 35 22 11 2 46 122 95
18, Diarra 1-3 2-6 4, Brown 6-16 3-5 15, Wednesday’s Games San Jose 35 19 11 5 43 116 103
Stockard 1-2 0-0 2, Trice 0-1 0-0 0, McGuirl New Mexico 85, Sacramento St. 53
Wednesday’s Games
Virginia 69, South Carolina 52 Georgia 77, Lipscomb 45 Edwards had 18 points to lead the Golden Ea- Anaheim 36 19 12 5 43 94 103
1-4 0-0 2, Neal-Williams 1-2 0-0 2. Totals Samford 87, Denver 83 North Carolina State 78, Auburn 71 Texas A&M 71, USC 51 gles, who hadn’t played a Big 12 Conference foe Vegas 36 19 15 2 40 107 102
20-44 11-20 55.
Troy 71,Ole Miss 54 Tennessee 83, Samford 70 Troy 71, Ole Miss 54 Edmonton 35 18 14 3 39 99 105
Halftime—Southern Miss. 31-19.
3-Point Goals—Southern Miss. 7-33 TROY (8-2): Holmes 3-6 0-0 6, Rivers Mississippi State 98, Wofford 87
Texas A&M 71, Valparaiso 49
Today’s Games since losing to Kansas State in the 2012 NCAA Vancouver
37 16 17 4 36 112 123
33 14 17 2 30 82 92
5-14 2-3 13, O’Neal 3-10 0-0 7, Robinson Arkansas at Tulsa, 2 p.m.
(Draine 2-6, Edwards 2-6, Rowe 1-2,
Magee 1-6, Griffin 1-7, Holland 0-1, Harp- 6-12 1-1 16, Winchester 5-12 0-0 11, James Georgia Tech 69, Arkansas 65 Florida vs. Utah, 2 p.m. tournament. Griffin had 11 points. Los Angeles 35 12 20 3 27 79 107
5-10 0-2 10, Rodgers 1-3 0-0 2, Upshaw 0-0 Friday’s Games
er-Baker 0-1, Watson 0-4), Kansas St. 4-16
0-0 0, Johnson 0-1 0-0 0, LeBlanc 0-3 1-2 Ole Miss vs. Middle Tennessee, 7 p.m.
Alabama vs. Virginia, 3 p.m. Women NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for
(Stokes 4-6, Diarra 0-1, McGuirl 0-3, Sneed Auburn vs. North Carolina, 5:30 p.m. overtime loss. Top three teams in each division
0-3, Brown 0-3). Rebounds—Southern 1, Robinson 1-5 0-0 3, Sandifer 1-2 0-0 2, Furman at LSU, 7 p.m.
LSU at Louisiana, 6:30 p.m.
n Troy 71, Ole Miss 54: At Oxford, Kayla Robinson had a team-high 16 and two wild cards per conference advance to
Totals 30-78 4-8 71. Penn State at Alabama, 8 p.m.
Miss. 33 (Magee 8), Kansas St. 38 (Sneed
OLE MISS (5-8): Dunlap 2-5 0-0 4, (SEC Network) Vanderbilt vs. Miami, 7:30 p.m. points Wednesday to lead four players in double figures to lead the Trojans playoffs.
14). Assists—Southern Miss. 15 (Griffin
6), Kansas St. 11 (McGuirl, Diarra 3). Total Muhate 2-4 0-0 4, Allen 7-20 3-4 20, Reid Saturday’s Games Mississippi State at Washington, 9 p.m. (8-2) past the Rebels (5-8) at The Pavilion at Ole Miss. Wednesday’s Games
4-6 0-1 9, Sessom 3-9 1-2 9, Crawford 0-3 Wake Forest at Tennessee, 11 a.m. (ESPN2) Friday’s Games
Fouls—Southern Miss. 17, Kansas St. 11.
0-0 0, Kitchens 0-0 0-0 0, Matthews 0-2 0-0 Georgia at Georgia Tech, 11 a.m. (ESPNU) Murray State at Kentucky, 11 a.m. Troy had 28 offensive rebounds as part of a 53-31 rebounding advan- Pittsburgh 2, Washington 1
A—8,815 (12,528). Colorado 2, Montreal 1
0, Salter 3-6 0-0 6, Dozier 0-0 0-0 0, Smith Clemson at South Carolina, 1 p.m. (ESPN2) Georgia Southern at Georgia, Noon tage. The Trojans capitalized on that edge for a 38-20 cushion in points in the Today’s Games
The Associated Press 1-1 0-0 2, Totals 22-56 4-7 54.
Troy 21 14 16 20 —71
Texas State at Arkansas, 1 p.m. (SEC Network)
Marshall at Texas A&M, 1 p.m.
Missouri at Illinois, Noon paint and a 24-12 advantage in second-chance points. Minnesota at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m.
Alabama vs. Miami, 5:15 p.m. Detroit at Carolina, 6 p.m.
Men’s Top 25 Fared Ole Miss 17 11 11 15 — 54 Murray State at Auburn, 3:30 p.m.
(SEC Network)
Temple at South Carolina, 6 p.m. “I was disappointed once again by our rebounding efforts,” Ole Miss Anaheim at Boston, 6 p.m.
Wednesday 3-Point Goals—Troy 7-17 (Rivers 1-2, (SEC Network) coach Yolett McPhee-McCuin said. “I think that had a lot to do with why we New Jersey at Columbus, 6 p.m.
1. Kansas (10-0) did not play. Next: at O’Neal 1-2, Robinson 3-5, Winchester 1-3, Florida Gulf Coast vs. Florida, 4 p.m. (FS2) Florida at Toronto, 6 p.m.
East Tennessee State at Tennessee, 6 p.m.
No. 18 Arizona State, Saturday. Johnson 0-1, Robinson 1-3, Sandifer 0-1), Kentucky at North Carolina, 4:15 p.m. (WCBI)
Prairie View at Texas A&M, 6:30 p.m.
didn’t have success tonight.” Nashville at Philadelphia, 6 p.m.
2. Duke (10-1) did not play. Next: vs. Ole Miss 6-18 (Allen 3-11, Reid 1-2, Ses- Vanderbilt vs. Kansas State, 6 p.m. (ESPN2) Chicago at Dallas, 7:30 p.m.
No. 12 Texas Tech, Thursday. som 2-5). Assists—Troy 18 (Winchester 5), Wright State at Mississippi State, 6 p.m. Vanderbilt vs. Creighton, 7:30 p.m. Senior Crystal Allen led Ole Miss with 20 points. She also had four re- Montreal at Arizona, 8 p.m.
3. Tennessee (9-1) beat Samford Ole Miss 10 (Allen 4). Rebounds—Troy 53 (SEC Network) Saturday’s Game bounds and four assists. Tampa Bay at Calgary, 8 p.m.
83-70. Next: vs. Wake Forest, Saturday. (Holmes 10), Ole Miss 31 (Sessom 6). To- Illinois vs. Missouri, 7 p.m. (Big Ten Network) Auburn at Elon, 1 p.m. St. Louis at Vancouver, 9 p.m.
4. Michigan (11-0) did not play. Next: tal Fouls—Troy 15, Ole Miss 15. Technical Sunday’s Games Sunday’s Games Former MSU player La’Karis Salter had six points and five rebounds in N.Y. Islanders at Vegas, 9 p.m.
vs. Air Force, Saturday. Fouls—Troy O’Neal 1. A—1,143. No games scheduled No games scheduled 14 minutes for Ole Miss. Winnipeg at San Jose, 9:30 p.m.
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Moorhead completes recruitment of Shrader
By Brett Hudson “Certainly a player of Kyziah’s ability, from Noxubee
Notebook County that has been up here a bunch of times, family
bleeds maroon and white. It’s another situation where
STARKVILLE — Garrett Shrad- junior year highlight reel. The first his criteria matches what we have to offer.”
er’s first pitch from Joe Moorhead clip was a big run in which Shrader Bulldog and pony show
was one for the Nittany Lions. hurdled a defender. The next one Moorhead and staff turned Davis Wade Stadium’s
When Moorhead started re- showed Shrader dropping a perfect- new recruiting suite into a party room, celebrating its
newest crop of signees.
cruiting the four-star quarterback ly placed ball on a post route for a As each National Letter of Intent came in, the staff
from Charlotte, North Carolina, score. connected with the signee on FaceTime in the recruit-
Moorhead was offensive coordi- Shrader will enroll early at MSU ing lounge. A coach or a guest then took the podium to
nator/quarterbacks coach at Penn and will participate in a couple of announce the player as a member of the signing class.
State. He finished his recruitment Outback Bowl practices before The guests announcing new members of the class
included MSU Director of Athletics John Cohen, MSU
of Shrader as the Mississippi State taking on the full spring practice President Mark E. Keenum, and MSU Chief Financial
football team’s head coach. schedule. Officer Jared Benko.
On Wednesday, Shrader was one MSU has benefitted from this
of 14 players to sign with MSU in move in previous years. Current
The misses
On a day things went mostly as expected for MSU, YESTERDAY’S ANSWER
the early period. backup quarterback Keytaon two swing points went against the Bulldogs.
“When you look at our offense
and what we need from that posi-
Thompson did the same as MSU
practiced for the 2016 St. Peters-
Gulfport defensive end/outside linebacker Derick
Hall chose Auburn, which was considered the favorite
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think Garrett checks off all of those When Macon native defensive tackle Jeffery Sim- given numbers. The object
siana — signed with Arkansas after being committed to is to place the numbers 1 8 2 5 4 6 3 9 7
boxes,” Moorhead said. “Two-time mons chose MSU, he re-activated a pipeline from Noxu- MSU for nearly two weeks. is
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Shrader had 9,023 yards and 107 Even if Simmons chooses to enter the NFL draft af- MSU dismissed the wide receiver from the pro- only once. The difficulty
touchdowns (75 passing, 32 rush- ter the Outback Bowl, MSU will have a former Noxubee gram last summer after his arrest for simple assault. He only once. The difficulty 2 6 1 8 5 7 9 3 4
level increases from
ing) at Charlotte Christian. County Tiger on the roster after wide receiver Kyziah played at Hinds Community College in 2018, and signed level increases from 9 4 7 3 6 1 2 5 8
Monday to Sunday.
Pruitt signed Wednesday. Wednesday with Troy. Monday to Sunday.
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“Critically important. From a philosophical stand- The Mobile, Alabama, native caught 24 passes for
Moorhead when he watched the point, our recruiting model is to work from inside out: do 324 yards and three touchdowns at Hinds C.C.
highlights. He recalled watching as well as we can in the state of Mississippi, work our foot- Follow Dispatch sports writer Brett Hudson on
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Classmate Josh Cooper of Seminary (6-3, 286)
ended up at Navarro Col- MSU Early Signing Class and Charles Moore of
lege. Jordan Harris, a QB Garrett Shrader, 6-foot-4, 210 pounds, Charlotte, North Carolina Louisville (6-4, 268). Both
2014 signee, went to Pearl RB Lee Witherspoon, 5-10, 180, Stevenson, Alabama are four-star prospects.
WR Kyziah Pruitt, 5-10, 195, Macon
River C.C. and didn’t re- WR Quinton Torbor, 6-2, 190, Destrehan, Louisiana, “We’re looking to con-
turn to MSU’s signee list. OL Charles Cross, 6-5, 270, Laurel tinue there,” Moorhead
Four of the 16 who OL Brevyn Jones, 6-3, 261, Birmingham, Alabama said. “We’ve got a number
signed were junior col- OL Nick Pendley, 6-4, 280, Canton, Georgia
of guys committed that
OL LaQuinston Sharp, 6-3, 310, Columbus
lege players, including are waiting until Febru-
DE Jack Harris, 6-2, 230, Sumrall
two of the three in the DE Ani Izuchukwu, 6-4, 225, Hendersonville, Tennessee, ary to sign, and we feel
2017 class. De De’Monte Russell, 6-4, 220, Jackson comfortable with where
MSU filled that gap CB Jarrian Jones, 6-0, 185, Brandon
we are.”
Wednesday with three of- S Fred Peters, 5-10, 200, Columbia
S J.P. Purvis, 6-0, 195, Pelahatchie This season, the play
fensive linemen out of high of the defensive line was a
school. Charles Cross, a
primary reason MSU held
6-foot-5, 270-pound stand- doing the entire time. We The Bulldogs still have
just had the opportunity three offensive linemen seven of its Football Bowl
out from Laurel High, was
to get him up on campus, who didn’t sign and can Subdivision (FBS) oppo-
the highest ranked (four
get him on an official visit, sign Feb. 6. nents to their lowest point
stars on the 247 Sports
and what we had to offer MSU also signed total of the year, including
Composite and a former
Florida State commit) of matched his criteria.” Provine High’s De’Mon- current Alabama (24),
the group. MSU also signed te Russell, Oak Grove Florida (six), and Texas
“We’ve been recruiting Brevyn Jones (6-3, 261) High’s Jack Harris, and A&M (13). The Bulldogs
Charles for a little more out of Birmingham, Ala- Davidson Academy’s finished with the nation’s
time because he’s in state bama, and Nick Pendley (Tenn.) Ani Izuchukwu to No. 1 scoring defense,
and we’ve known about (6-4, 280) from Canton, bolster its defensive line, allowing only 12 points
him for a long time,” Georgia. The other offen- but there are more prizes per game. The offensive
Moorhead said. “We just sive line signee is a former on the table. line led a rushing attack
continued to stay in con- Columbus High and East According to 247 that ranked in the top 10
tact with him. He made Mississippi C.C. standout Sports’ ratings, two of the nationally on a yards per
his decision to re-open his LaQuinston Sharp, who best three prospects are carry.
recruitment and we didn’t will reunite with former in-state defensive linemen Follow Dispatch sports
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“A tireless worker,” EMCC defen- fumble recoveries, including a sack time. They run a first-class program.
sive coordinator Cliff Collins said. and strip of the quarterback he re- ACROSS
This will be a great opportunity for
1 Go across
“(Cunningham’s) motor is always turned for the team’s only touchdown. Everitt to play for a great coaching 5 Arrive
running. He has a tremendous work Several offers came in after the staff. He can go in and make an im- 10 Metric mass
ethic, and it rubs off on the other play- game at Carnie Smith Stadium. From pact right away.” 11 Spanish fleet
ers around him.” there, it was a mad dash to the finish The 15-member signing class con- 12 Dope
West Point coach Chris Chamb- line in the classroom and on the re- firmed by Memphis late Wednesday 13 Maze runner
less always takes pride when one of cruiting trail. 14 Reporter’s
night included seven players from
his former players signs a senior col- “The last month has been a whirl- concern
lege scholarship offer. Chambless felt wind,” Cunningham said. “You can’t Mississippi. The Mississippi group in-
cludes Starkville High School seniors 16 Star’s part
like Cunningham was under-valued really get caught up in the recruiting 20 Baltimore team
after leading West Point to the Mis- process because there are games to Rodrigues Clark and Jalil Clemons, as 23 Joke
sissippi High School Activities As- play. That, and you have to take care well as Noxubee County senior Ma- 24 Hollywood’s elite
sociation (MHSAA) Class 5A State of everything in the classroom. Fortu- liek Stallings. Those players signed 25 Racer Andretti
championship in 2016. nately, our coaches do a great job of but didn’t have a signing ceremony. 27 Distress call
“The biggest thing football has staying on us and making sure every- Noxubee County High coach Tyrone 28 Casual eateries
taught Everitt is patience,” Chamb- thing is taken care of. Shorter said Stallings and Kyziah 29 Plane slower
less said. “He had to take the long “I feel humble and blessed to be in Pruitt, who signed with Mississippi 32 Study
road. If your goal is to play Division I this position to win a state champion- State, would wait until February, the 36 Adjudicate again 7 Black goo 28 Personal log
football and that’s your passion, keep ship and two junior college national 39 Give a makeover 8 Lupino of film 30 Intense fear
second National Signing Day, to be a
working at it. We won a lot of games championships. My coaches have 40 Bird sanctuary 9 D.C. baseballer 31 Tired
part of his program’s annual ceremo- 41 Tatters
when Everitt was here. On some always had my back and been real ny at the school. 11 Rap sheet name 33 Schnitzel base
nights, he was the best player on the supportive.” 42 Rice field 15 Spring period 34 Keenness
“They have a Mississippi thing 43 Pub pints
field. Then at EMCC, he took the field Cunningham finished his second 17 Storybook 35 Flag creator
and showed that he is one of the best season with 57 tackles, 20 1/2 tackles going on,” Cunningham said. “If monster 36 Drake’s music
they have Mississippi boys, they DOWN 18 Den 37 Juan Perón’s
players on the field.” for loss, and 13 sacks. His only two
have winners. We are built differ- 1 Lose traction 19 They may clash wife
Cunningham’s stock soared in the takeaways for the season occurred in 2 Air freshener
final month of EMCC’s season. When the national championship game. ently. We are special.” 20 Reckless 38 Secreted
scent 21 Lotion additive
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(Kansas) 10-9 in the national cham- coach) Mike Norvell,” Chambless writer Scott Walters on Twitter Bravo
pionship game, Cunningham had two said. “I have known him for a long @dispatchscott 25 Intellect
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together, I kind of felt like 7-2 this season. ery. He had 124 tackles, five learned I am actually smart-
that would be home pretty Harding finished No. 20 tackles for loss, eight pass er than I thought I was,”
soon,” Beckom Jr. said. “I am in the final American Foot- breakups, three intercep- Beckom Jr. said. “Gulf Coast
different from everybody else ball Coaches Association tions, one punt block, one brought everything out of
(when asked why he bought a (AFCA) Division II Coach- forced fumble, and one quar- me that I didn’t realize I
knit hat rather than a baseball es Poll. It is the fifth time terback hurry as a senior. He had. I thought I was a decent
hat). This hat just feels com- in the last seven seasons was selected to play in the player, but Gulf Coast made
fortable on my head. If I wear a Harding has finished nation- Max Emfinger All-Ameri- me better in every aspect
normal hat, it doesn’t fit right. ally ranked. It was No. 19 in can Bowl. As a junior at Co- of he game. Mentally I am
It just keeps falling off.” 2012, No. 17 in 2014, No. 6 in lumbus High, Beckom Jr. stronger and physically I am
Beckom Jr. was one of 14 2016, and No. 6 in 2017. Since had 73 tackles, including six stronger.”
MGCCC players to sign with 2012, Harding is 67-18 (.788), for loss, three interceptions, In regard to Columbus
four-year schools Wednes- which is more wins than any and six pass deflections. High, Beckom Jr., who
day, the first day of the new other college football team in Beckom Jr. said Colum- played pee wee football in
early signing period. The the state of Arkansas in that bus High was a “special Propst Park in Columbus,
5-foot-9, 198-product of Co- span. place,” which motivated him said, “This is where I started
lumbus High was fifth on Harding was 9-3 (9-2 in to come back and to share my career. When it is all said
the team in tackled with 59. the Great American Confer- his decision with family, and done I hope I will be able
He also had two tackles for ence) this season. friends, and school adminis- to come back one day.”
loss, two forced fumbles, As a standout at Colum- trators. He said he hopes to Follow Dispatch sports
and four pass breakups for bus High, Beckom Jr. played become a coach or a trainer. editor Adam Minichino on
the Bulldogs, who finished for coach Randal Montgom- “The last two years I Twitter @ctsportseditor Log cabin
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Continued from Page 1B
The recruiting process has Two Starkville High standouts He took an official visit to Mem- Stallings played running back, team find new homes.
been fun. It has been great going also announced Wednesday their phis on Dec. 7-9. Fellow Starkville wide receiver, quarterback, and Former West Point standout de-
through this with my teammates, next destinations. Running back High teammate linebacker Zach defensive back for the Tigers fensive lineman Everitt Cunning-
especially while we won another Rodrigues Clark and defensive Edwards has an official visit set for throughout his varsity career. He ham signed with Memphis, while
championship. lineman Jalil Clemons signed with Memphis on Jan. 11, 2019, accord- also gave Memphis a verbal com- former Starkville High standout
The 6-foot-1, 173-pound Melton Memphis. Both will participate in ing to the Memphis 247 web site. mitment before the season and will defensive back JaQuez Akins
finished with 46 tackles and three a signing ceremony in February For Clark, Wednesday was the participate in a signing ceremony signed with Tennessee-Martin.
interceptions. He also had three but signed letters of intent, accord- culmination of a lengthy love affair with his high school teammates in Other notables from EMCC
blocked kicks, including a blocked ing to a release from Memphis. with the Tigers. “I love (Memphis February. included wide receiver Dontar-
punt returned for a touchdown in a Clark announced a verbal running backs) Coach (Anthony) This season, Stallings threw for io Drummond (Ole Miss), wide
27-12 victory against West Jones in commitment to Memphis during Jones, and I can’t wait to learn from 293 yards, rushed for 327 yards, receiver Kalem Reddix (Louisi-
the state championship game. the summer. Around that time, him, and I know (running back) had 438 receiving yards and had 10 ana-Lafayette), linebacker Kaleb
South Alabama confirmed Clemons verbally committed to Patrick (Taylor) will be able to touchdowns. Gentry (Campbellsville), defensive
Melton’s signing in a release Tennessee. His decision to play at teach me some things, too,” Clark Noxubee County finished 7-6 lineman Darel Middleton (Tennes-
Wednesday afternoon. Memphis was considered a mild told the Memphis 247 web site. and lost in the second round of the see), defensive back Keilos Swin-
The West Point senior class won surprise by many. “Even with all that, though, I’m still Class 4A playoffs. ney (Louisiana-Monroe), DJ Clay-
three-straight Class 5A State titles The 6-foot, 200-pound Clark coming for the number one spot Stallings, Clemons, and Clark ton (Mississippi Valley State), and
and finished with a 43-2 record in ran for 1,262 yards and 24 touch- next season. I want to be the starter were selected to play in the Missis- defensive lineman Eriq Kitchen
the past three seasons. downs this season, while the 6-foot- as quick as I can.” sippi-Alabama Shrine Classic. (Southern Mississippi).
In other news from the Green 3, 240-pound Clemons had 57 tack- Starkville finished 11-2 and ad- The 247 Sports Team rankings In other local news, former Nox-
Wave, senior safety Tyler Rupert les, including 18 for loss, and seven vanced to the second round of the listed the Memphis class as No. 1 ubee County High School standout
announced a verbal commitment sacks. MHSAA Class 6A playoffs. in the American Athletic Confer- Kalmorris Robinson capped his
to East Mississippi Communi- According to the 247 Compos- The 15-member Memphis sign- ence and No. 58 overall. Itawamba C.C. career by signing
ty College on his Twitter page ite rankings, Clemons is Memphis’ ing class also included Noxubee East Mississippi Community with Kentucky State. The 5-foot-9,
Wednesday morning. Rupert is ex- highest-ranked signee at No. 545 County defensive back Maliek College also had several members 195-puond Robinson played line-
pected to sign in February. overall and No. 20 in Mississippi. Stallings. The 6-foot-1, 170-pound of its national championship Lions backer for the Indians.

Comics & Puzzles
Dear Abby
EAR ABBY: solution? (Both impress upon her that she
I am a mother and must call.
61-year- son are twice DEAR ABBY: I recently
old widower. A divorced. They received an email from my
year ago I faced have only each ex-husband, who lives in the
a bleak future other.) Moving same state as my daughter. (I
and expressed is about a year am remarried.) In it he asked
a desire to kill away, but this me to agree to a budget he
myself. My cousin dilemma bothers has given my daughter for her
in another state, me. I don’t want upcoming wedding. There was
whom I hadn’t to abandon her, no discussion with me regard-
seen since but I don’t want ing the amount.
ZITS childhood, invited
me to move in
to be her savior,
either. When it’s
Abby, he gave her a budget
of $100,000 and expects me
with him and his time to relocate, to pay half! When I emailed
mother — my late what can I tell him back and asked how
mother’s sister. her? — MULL- he arrived at such a crazy
I now have
Dear Abby ING IT OVER IN number, he responded that his
plans for the MISSISSIPPI brother had spent that amount
future, which include return- DEAR MULLING: Start on his two daughters. Wow!!!
ing to the state I left. The talking privately with your aunt I said absolutely not, the
thing is, my cousin resolves and impress upon her that number was flat-out ridicu-
disputes with his fists. I know no one — including her son lous, and he should never
that when I move, my aunt — has the right to physically have promised that figure to
will want to come with me. My or emotionally abuse her. begin with, let alone without
aunt is sweet, but she’s not Encourage her to call the consulting me. Your thoughts?
my intellectual equal. National Domestic Violence — NOW THE BAD ONE
GARFIELD Frankly, I prefer to be alone
in my home when I move. I’ll
Hotline (the toll-free number
is 800-799-7233) and talk to
DEAR “BAD ONE”: I think
the same way you do. He
want cats; she’s allergic. She someone there. should never have promised
smokes; I don’t. The job I want I’m sorry you didn’t men- any amount of money without
will have me on the road for tion who is supporting whom, first discussing it with you. I
days at a time. While it would but she should not remain in also think it is time to bring
be nice to have someone in a home where her safety may your daughter and her fiancé
the house while I’m away, I’d be threatened. And if her son into the conversation. Many
rather have it be empty than raises a hand to her in your modern couples split the cost
have her there. presence, you shouldn’t hes- of their wedding between
I’m sorry her only child is itate to call 911. If he does themselves, so don’t feel
abusive, but am I really the it when you’re not around, defensive when you do it.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Dec. seriously. and should be. When the world
20). The next three months TAURUS (April 20-May 20). doesn’t agree, that’s when
feature unparalleled liveliness. Things may not be what they things get really exciting.
After that, things settle. The seem, but there are certain LEO (July 23-Aug. 22).
repetition of healthy habits widely accepted measures of There are many communication
relaxes you into a deep groove. proof that would be hard for skills worthy of mastering, but
Other highlights include more reasonable people to deny. This none will have such wide-rang-
intense love than you thought is the stuff you’ll be gathering ing terrific effects as the skill of
your heart was capable of, a today to make your case. choosing the topic of conversa-
special piece of creative work GEMINI (May 21-June 21). tion well.
and a string of interviews. Capri- There are those who were never VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22).
corn and Taurus adore you. Your taught good manners, and then You’re not usually inclined to
lucky numbers are: 9, 3, 33, 38 there are those who were taught think of yourself first, but go on;
BABY BLUES and 14. them but, for whatever reason, do it. You’ll be amazed at whom
ARIES (March 21-April 19). never learned. Either way, it’s else you can make smile while
Each and every effort you make a blessing. It gives everyone a following through with what
is a brick in the monument of chance to practice the virtue of you believe are purely selfish
your reputation. You don’t feel tolerance. motives.
pressured by this (because CANCER (June 22-July 22). LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23).
by now the people around We run our lives on hypothesis, You refuse to stay home, and
you know you pretty well), but acting in accordance with our you’ll never be smugly satisfied
you do take the responsibility theories about how the world is that you already know enough
– because your understanding
of reality keeps changing as
you meet new people, learn
different new topics and have
new experiences.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov.
BEETLE BAILEY 21). The mature mind is like a
dual processing computer. It
can function while running two
programs at the same time.
Sure, sometimes there’s a clash
that hangs things up, but you’ll
be fixing bugs as you go today.
21). The problem you once
thought of as insidious now
seems like a really fascinating
study in how things develop with
their own inner logic and wis-
dom to try to solve the issues
they face.
19). There’s you, and then
there’s your role. You never want
to confuse the two or invest
your ego in the role instead of in
you – because roles come and
go, shifting and fading around
an eternal part of you.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb.
18). Matters of right and wrong
will be quite complicated.
Potentially, you could waste
many hours arguing over it. Look
instead at the spirit of the rules,
the tone of things and the over-
FAMILY CIRCUS all feeling of an experience.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March
20). An interaction that seems
out of joint needs but one quick
reset – a powerful snap – to set
everything right. Go on and do
it. Otherwise, you’ll continue, ev-
erything rubbing the wrong way,
uncomfortable and annoying.

It’s an end in itself
The Dispatch • Thursday, December 20, 2018 5B

Business moves with Mary

Columbus Barber Shop
celebrates 50 years of business
Plus: New coffeehouse tradition continues
through his son, who
Wanting to add a
New Orleans-esque
coming to Starkville is currently a barber
alongside him.
vibe, Edwards said
customers will order a

obby Jordan started shining Over on Highway 45, coffee beverage at the
shoes in his father’s barber a new screen print shop window and relax in the
shop nearly 50 years ago. is opening by early Jan- courtyard with free Wi-
Now, Jordan’s Barber Shop is uary. Sherman Bowen Fi. The most important
celebrating 50 years in Columbus is opening Express factor, he added, is hav-
with one chair dedicated for shoe T-shirts and Graphics at ing ethically sourced
shining. Jordan mainly cuts hair 125 Lincoln Road, Suite coffee beans, which
now, but occasionally still shines A. Bowen said he will he orders from small
offer custom shirts and Mary Pollitz and reputable farms
shoes or sneakers upon request.
Since taking over for his father graphic design for cus- rather than larger
nearly 20 years ago, Jordan has tomers Monday through Saturday corporations. By ethically sourced,
8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Edwards said, the beans come
expanded the barber shop, offering
In Starkville, a new coffee joint from farms that are clean, healthy
training and jobs to people in need.
is opening in early January. and help sustain the environment.
But it’s not just about cutting
Blair Edwards founded The Peo- When he gets the coffee beans, he
hair. Jordan says he’s created a ple’s Cup Micro-roastery last year, will air-roast in-house and make
community around his little corner where he mainly served coffee fresh coffees of the day. Edwards
of the world. during city events like the Farm- won’t be serving espresso drinks
“It’s a family tradition,” Jordan ers’ Market. Now, he is opening his — rather customers can enjoy a
said. “I always say, ‘If you want to first brick and mortar coffee shop smooth French press, cold brew
know something, go to the barber in the heart of the Cotton District. or pour-over coffees. From the
shop.’” Edwards started out working get-go, Edwards will open Monday
Jordan’s Barber Shop, 1910 as a barista, where he developed through Friday from 7 a.m.-noon.
Military Road, is open Tuesdays a passion for coffee. Eventually, Hours may extend depending on
through Saturday from 8 a.m.-6 he began roasting his own coffee demand.
p.m. It services men and women. beans. He will open shop in a red Got business tips? Email them to
Jordan said he hopes the family house at 12-1/2 Lummus St.

Fed lifts rates for 4th time this year but sees fewer hikes
Wednesday’s quarter-point increase Chairman Jerome Powell
began a news conference,
consumers and business-
will mean higher borrowing costs apparently disappointed
that Powell didn’t go fur-
The Fed’s move came
despite President Donald
for many consumers and businesses ther to signal a slowdown
in rate increases.
Trump’s attacks in recent
weeks on its rate hikes
By MARTIN CRUTSINGER reflect the U.S. economy’s Wednesday’s quar- and on Powell personally.
AP Economics Writer continued strength but ter-point increase, to a The president has com-
signaled that it expects range of 2.25 percent to plained that the moves
WASHINGTON — to slow its rate hikes next 2.5 percent, lifted the are threatening the econ-
The Federal Reserve year. Fed’s benchmark rate to omy.
raised its key interest Despite the forecast its highest point since
rate Wednesday for the for fewer hikes, investors 2008. It will mean higher
fourth time this year to sent stocks plunging once borrowing costs for many

Business Brief
Huerkamps named Ag Award winners
During the Mississippi Farm Bureau
Federation Annual Convention held
Nov. 30-Dec. 2 in Jackson, Noxubee
County’s Tyler and Sarah Huerkamp
were recognized as the 2018 Ag
Achievement Award winners through
the organization’s Young Farmers and
Ranchers (YF&R) program.
The award recognizes farmers
between the ages of 18-35 who derive
most of their income from farming.
The Huerkamps run a cotton farm near
Macon, Mississippi.
The Huerkamps started their farm Courtesy photo
just after college when Tyler purchased Tyler and Sarah Huerkamp
land once belonging to his grandfather.
They make sure the importance of F-150 pick-up truck, the use of Kubota
farming and agriculture in Mississippi and John Deere tractors, nearly $2,000
and the country is not lost. They con- in technological improvements to their
duct school tours of their farm, serve farm and prize money. They will also
on local boards, and volunteer in their represent Mississippi Farm Bureau at
church and community. the American Farm Bureau Federa-
As the Ag Achievement Award tion’s annual conference in New Orleans
winners, the Huerkamps win a Ford in January.
6B Thursday, December 20, 2018 The Dispatch
ing claims against said
estate to Probate and
Probate and Register
same with the Chan-
Register same with the cery Clerk of Lowndes
Chancery Clerk of County, Mississippi,
Legal Notices 0010 Legal NoticesCounty,
Lowndes 0010 Mis- within ninety
Legal Notices (90) days
0010 General Services 1360 Firewood / Fuel 4450 Houses For Rent: New Hope
sissippi, within ninety from the first publica- 7130
IN THE CHANCERY (90) days from this tion date of this Notice MUSIC THEORY LES- FIREWOOD FOR Sale.

COURT OF LOWNDES date. A failure to so Pro- to Creditors. A failure to SONS Various lengths. GREAT LOCATION to
COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI bate and Register said so Probate and Re- $25 per hour 662-295-2274 school, clean, 2BR/
claim will forever bar the gister said claim will Chords, Scales, Modes 1BA, a/c, gas heat, w/d
IN THE MATTER OF THE same. forever bar the same. & more! Call Jimbo @ General Merchandise 4600 hook up. No pets, no
ESTATE OF DONALD 662-364-1687 HUD. 662-327-2798.
LESLIE WINSTEAD, DE- This the 18th day of This the 18th day of If no answer leave APPLE COMPUTERS Lv msg after 3rd ring,
Phone: 662.328.2424 CEASED December, 2018. December, 2018. voicemail or text. Two 2009 iMac com- available for showing. CAUSE NO. 2018-0119- /a/ Ashley Nicole NANCY JO ANDERSON RETAINER WALL, drive-
puters available. Good
working condition. Houses For Rent: South 7140
Gentry BRASHIER, Co-Executor KMB
way, foundation, con- Would be good for ba-

crete, masonry restora-
tion, remodeling, base-
sic web browsing or
word processing. 2Ghz; Take down 3BR/2BA, 2300 sqft,
very nice w/ 2 car gar-
MINISTRATOR Co-Executor ment foundation, re- 2 GB RAM; 250 GB HD. age, lg back yard. Pets
Columbus, MS 39701 PUBLISH: 12/20/2018, pairs, small dump truck Computer and built-in that “for rent” need approval. 1612
SUMMONS BY PUBLICA- 12/27/2018, & PUBLISH: 12/20/18, hauling (5-6 yd) load & monitor only; mouse 9th St. S. $1,050 per

DEADLINES sign and get
TION 1/3/2019 12/27/18, & 1/3/19 demolition/lot cleaning. and keyboard not in- mo + dep. 662-574-
Burr Masonry cluded. $50 each. 7879 or 662-328-8655.
THE STATE OF MISSIS- IN THE CHANCERY 662-242-0259. Call 662-574-1561
(Deadlines subject to change.) SIPPI COURT OF LOWNDES
fast results Houses For Rent: Starkville
Classified Line Ads:
TO: All Unknown Heirs-
Licensed & Bonded-car-
pentry, painting, & de-
nondale Road Bike, pro- with an easy 2BR/1BA house w/ 2
Winstead, deceased JR. and ALEXA D. fessionally recondi-
Sunday .................. Thursday 3:00 p.m. and Any Unknown Per- MILLER
molition. Landscaping,
gutters cleaned, bush
tioned. $275. Call 662-
classified ad. acres in county. 3 miles
from Strk, 5 miles from
Monday.................... Friday 12:00 p.m. sons In Interest ESTATE OF ROBERTA hogging, clean-up work, MSU South Entrance,
LOUISE IVY WINTERS, pressure washing, mov- W/D, carport. SMALL
Tuesday.................Monday 12:00 p.m. All Unknown Heirs-at- VERSUS
DECEASED ing help & furniture Sporting Goods 4720 Call today dogs ok w/ deposit.
Wednesday ........... Tuesday 12:00 p.m. Law of Cindy Winstead, repair. 662-242-3608 Great for grad student
deceased and Any Un- JAMES KEITH PERRIGIN ED SANDERS Gunsmith
Thursday ........ Wednesday 12:00 p.m. known Persons In In- and KAYLA SHIRLEY
CAUSE NO.: 2015-
0031-DWC Lawn Care / Landscaping
Open for season! 9-5, to place or professor. Non-
smoking. $700/mo.
terest Tues-Fri & 9-12, Sat.
Friday .................. Thursday 12:00 p.m. Utilities not included.
LEGAL NOTICES must be You have been made a CAUSE NO.: 2018- SUSAN PATRICIA WIN-
1470 Over 50 years experi-
ence! Repairs, cleaning,
your ad. 662-617-5601.
0684-D JESSE & BEVERLY'S refinishing, scopes
submitted 3 business days prior to defendant in the Peti-
LAWN SERVICE. Mow- mounted & zeroed,
Mobile Homes for Rent 7250
tion for Adjudication of
first publication date Heirs-at-Law, Discharge SUMMONS BY PUBLICA- TERS, CO-EXECUTORS ing, cleanup, landscap- handmade knives.
- and Other Relief filed by TION ing, sodding, & tree cut- Located: Hwy 45 Alt,
2BR/1BA Trailer. 129
SUMMONS BY PUBLICA- Brownlee Dr. $500
• Please read your ad on the first day of the Administrator, Mark TION ting. 356-6525. North of West Point, per mo. $350 dep.
Winstead on December THE STATE OF MISSIS- turn right on Yokahama Apts For Rent: Other 7080
publication. We accept responsibility SIPPI Blvd, 8mi & turn left on
Call 662-295-3262.
3, 2018, seeking to de- THE STATE OF MISSIS- Painting & Papering 1620
only for the first incorrect insertion. termine the heirs-at-law THE COUNTY OF Darracott Rd, will see DOWNTOWN: 2BR/1BA,
SIPPI 3BR/2BA Trailer, New
• The Publisher assumes no financial of Donald Leslie Win- LOWNDES SULLIVAN'S PAINT sign, 2.5mi ahead shop CH&A, 1 story, W/D, Hope school dist.
responsibility for errors nor for stead, deceased, and TO: Ivy June Winters SERVICE on left. 662-494-6218. historic district, 1 block $500/mo & $500 dep.
Cindy Winstead, de- TO: JAMES KEITH PER- Certified in lead from downtown, $625/
omission of copy. Liability shall not ceased. Other than you, RIGIN, whose last Peterson
removal. Offering spe- mo. + $625 dep. NO
Call between 10a-7p.
exceed the cost of that portion of space known address is 344 16780 Halsey Circle Pets 5150 662-386-4292.
the only other inter- Riverside, CA 92518 cial prices on interior & PETS. 662-574-8789. NO TEXT MESSAGES.
occupied by such error. ested parties in this ac- Downs Road, Colum- exterior painting, pres- AKC REGISTERED Peaceful & Quiet area.
tion are Mark Winstead, bus, Mississippi, but sure washing & sheet Chesapeake Bay
• All questions regarding classified ads Jason Winstead and Mi- whose current where- John Everette Winters
rock repairs. FIRST FULL MONTH
RENT A fully equipped
Post Office Box 331384 Retrievers. Great camper w/utilities &
currently running should be directed to chael Winstead. abouts after diligent
Murfreesboro, TN
Free Estimates hunting, guard & com- RENT FREE! 1 & 2 Bed-
search and inquiry are Call 435-6528 cable from $145/wk -
the Classified Department. You are summoned to 37133 panion dogs. $1000 ea. room Apts/Townhomes. $535/month. Colum-
appear and represent unknown. You have Stove & refrigerator.
• All ads are subject to the approval of your interests against been made a Defend-
Call 662-574-7879.
$335-$600 Monthly.
bus & County School
You have been made a Plumbing 1680 locations. 662-242-
this paper. The Commercial Dispatch said Petition before the ant in the suit filed in Credit check & deposit.
defendant in the Peti- 7653 or 601-940-1397.
reserves the right to reject, revise, Honorable Rodney P. this Court by Michael
tion for Order to Distrib- ACME, INC. Coleman Realty,
Faver, Chancellor of the Ray Miller, Jr. and Al- 662-329-2323.
classify or cancel any advertising at any exa D. Miller, in a Peti-ute Remaining Estate Stan McCown Houses For Sale: Northside
14th Chancery District Assets, Discharge and Licensed Plumber
time. at 9:00 a.m. on the tion for Custody. "We fix leaks."
Other Relief filed by the (NOW ACCEPTING
31st day of January 662-386-2915
Advertisements must be You are summoned to Co-Executors, Susan Pa- APPLICATIONS) 2622 CANTERBURY -
2019, at the Lowndes tricia Winters Cowgill CKC REGISTERED Pup-
County Courthouse, in appear and defendant Enjoy the quiet conveni-
pies! Ready for Christ-
paid for in advance. against the complaint or and William Douglas Stump Removal 1790 Downtown Area- ence of this partially up-
Columbus, Mississippi, Winters, on November mas! Call or text for 2BR/1BA, CH&A, hard-
and in case of your fail- petition filed against dated home. Features
21, 2018, seeking an info, 662-305-5584. wood, appliances, no include a wonderful
ure to appear your in- you in this action at
You may cancel at any time during terest in this matter will 9:30 A.M. on the 23rd order to distribute re- pets, spacious, walk to shaded back yard,
regular business hours and receive a not be considered. day of January, 2019, in maining estate assets Business Opportunity 6050 MUW. NO HUD. covered patio, screened
the courtroom of the and discharge of the co- Agent Owned. porch, raised flower
refund for days not published. executors. Other than
You are not required to Lowndes County Court- you, the only other inter- HISTORIC DOWNTOWN $675.00/$675.00. beds, and a well for
Columbus: 411 Main duty free watering. Ex-
REGULAR RATES file an answer or other house/Chancery Build-
ing at Columbus, Mis- ested parties in this ac- St. Office, Retail, Res- Convenience- tremely spacious and
pleading, but you may
4 Lines/6 Days ........................ $19.20 do so if you desire. sissippi, and in case of tion are Susan Patricia ALLSTUMP GRINDING taurant Space available. 2BR/1BA, almost fin- reduced to $135,000.
you failure to appear Winters Cowgill, William SERVICE Call 423-333-1124. ished make-over. CH/A, Call Emily C. Moody for
4 Lines/12 Days...................... $31.20 Douglas Winters, Linda GET 'ER DONE! new flooring, paint, ap- a private viewing.
Issued under my hand and defend a judge-
4 Lines/26 Days...................... $46.80 and the seal of said ment will be entered Louise Winters Lav- We can grind all your Apts For Rent: Northside 7010 pliances & more. No Long & Long, Realtors
Rate applies to commercial operations against you for the ender, Kristen Haley stumps. Hard to reach pets, no HUD. @ 662-328-0770 or
Court, this the 7th day Winters Jones, Patricia
and merchandise over $1,000. of December 2018. money or other things places, blown over FOX RUN COMPANY LLC Agent Owned. 662-574-3903.
demanded in the com- Laine Winters Spark- roots, hillsides, back- 1 & 2 BR near hospital. $495.00/$495.00.
man, Melissa Dane Win-
ters Williston.
yards, pastures. Free $595-645/mo. Military
West Point-
Investment Property 8550
6 Days ...................................... $12.00 CHANCERY CLERK estimates. You find it, discount offered, pet
You are not required to we'll grind it! area, pet friendly, and Large 1BR/1BA, gas GRAVEL FOR SALE on
12 Days.................................... $18.00 LOWNDES COUNTY, You are summoned to space heat, window air.
MISSISSIPPI file an answer or other 662-361-8379 furnished corporate private property. Approx
Over 6 lines is $1 per additional line. pleading, but you may appear and represent apartments available. Water furnished. No 6 acres. Will sell or
do so if you desire. your interests against ON SITE SECURITY. pets or HUD. lease property located
Six lines or less, consecutive days. Rate applies to (SEAL) said Petition before the Tree Services 1860
BY: /s/ Shantrell W. ON SITE MAINTENANCE. Agent Owned. in NE Noxubee County.
private party ads of non-commercial nature for ISSUED UNDER MY Honorable Paula ON SITE MANAGEMENT. $375.00/$375.00 with 601-405-3717.
Granderson, D.C. Drungole-Ellis, Chancel- A&T Tree Service approved application.
merchandise under $1,000. Must include price in HAND AND THE SEAL Bucket truck & stump 24-HOUR CAMERA
lor of the 14th Chan-
ad. 1 ITEM PER AD. No pets, firewood, etc. PUBLISH: 12/13, OF SAID COURT¸ this
cery District at 9:30 removal. Free est. SURVEILLANCE.
Benji @ 662-386-4446 Long & Long, Realtors Need a
12/20, & 12/27/2018 the 17th day of Decem- a.m. on the 30th day of
Serving Columbus 662-328-0770
ber, 2018. since 1987. Senior Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm.
January 2019, at the
4 Lines/1 Day ........................... $9.20 IN THE CHANCERY citizen disc. Call Alvin @ Sat/Sun by appt only.
4 Lines/3 Days ........................$18.00
LISA YOUNGER NEESE, Lowndes County Court-
Chancery Clerk Lowndes house, in Columbus,
"We'll go out on a limb STUDIO APT for rent.
County, Mississippi Mississippi, and in case
for you!"
Price includes 2 FREE Garage Sale signs. Rain of your failure to ap- Newly remodeled. TOWNHOUSES & APARTMENTS
Guarantee: If it rains the day of your sale, we will
PETITION of DAVID LEE BY: /s/ Tina Fisher
pear your interest in this
$400/mth rent & dep
req. Convenient to town 1 BEDROOM
re-run you ad the next week FREE! matter will not be con-
You must call to request free re-run. of the MINOR CHILD DE-
sidered. Work from a bucket & CAFB. No hud. No
truck. Insured/bonded. pets. 662-328-2340. 2 BEDROOMS FIND ONE IN THE
SCRIBED WITHIN, PUBLISH: 12/20/2018, Call Jimmy for a free es- 3 BEDROOMS CLASSIFIEDS
FREE SERVICES Joined herein fully by 12/27/2018, & You are not required to
file an answer or other timate 662-386-6286. Apts For Rent: West 7050
Bargain Column Ad must fit in 4 lines (ap- pleading, but you may LEASE,
© The Dispatch


proximately 20 characters per line) and will run and as NEXT FRIEND of IN THE CHANCERY
do so if you desire. VICKERS TREE
for 3 days. For items $100 or less ONLY. More the Minor Child COURT OF LOWNDES SERVICE, LLC DEPOSIT Lots & Acreage 8600

than one item may be in same ad, but prices may Issued under my hand Tree trimming and re-
not total over $100, no relists.
and the seal of said moval. Fully insured. AND 2.28 +/- Acre Lot.
CAUSE NO.: 2018-17-
Free Pets Up to 4 lines, runs for 6 days. KMB MICHAEL RAY MILLER, Court, this the 17th day Free estimates. CREDIT CHECK
149 Tanyia Lane. Off of
Lost & Found Up to 6 lines, ad will run for
6 days.
JR. and ALEXA D. of December 2018. *Now Accepting Credit
& Debit Cards*
Apartments Lake Lowndes Road.
Has asphalt drive &
These ads are taken by e-mail or in person at our
TION PLAINTIFFS LISA YOUNGER NEESE, Call Curt 662-418-0889 & Houses 662-329-2323 parking, 1200 ft. shop
w/ living area, septic
office. Ads will not be take by telephone.
or 662-549-2902
“A cut above the rest” 1 Bedrooms tank & water meter. No
MISSISSIPPI 2 Bedroooms 2411 HWY 45 N trailers. $45,000. Call
0 Legals 4390 Computer Equipment 662-574-0345.
4420 Farm Equipment &
Special Notices 2400 3 Bedrooms COLUMBUS, MS
1000 Service TO: Jason M. Blanchette and KAYLA SHIRLEY 3.5 Acre Lot. 3 estab-
Supplies DEFENDANTS BY:/s/ Tina Fisher, D.C.
1030 Air Conditioning & Heating 4450 Firewood You have been made a
AMATEUR RADIO OPER- Furnished & Commercial Property For
lished trailer lots. Play-
ground. Located on
1060 Appliance Repair 4460 Flea Markets Respondent in the suit CAUSE NO.: 2018-
12/27/2018, &
12/20/2018, ATOR. FCC Testing will Unfurnished Rent 7100 Morgan Lane. Off of
1070 Asphalt & Paving 4480 Furniture filed in this Court by 0684-D be at West end of Main Harris Road. Caledonia
1090 Automotive Services 4510 Garage Sales David Lee Harrell and
1/3/2019 St @ the 911 Center in 1, 2, & 3 Baths 117 DR. Martin Luther Schools. $25,000.
1120 Building & Remodeling 4540 General Merchandise
Corinne Renea Harrell,
Petitioners, seeking a
Starkville on Saturday,
December 29, 2018 at Lease, Deposit King Jr. Dr. West in 662-574-0345.
1150 Carpeting/Flooring
1180 Childcare
4570 Household Goods Termination of Parental Building & Remodeling 1120 9am. For more info call & Credit Check Starkville. 4,000 sq. ft
building. Call 662-323- UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY!
4630 Lawn & Garden Rights and Adoption. THE STATE OF MISSIS- 662-324-0745. A Stable growth invest-
1210 Chimney Cleaning SIPPI HOME REPAIRS & CON- 5119.

4660 Merchandise Rentals ment. FSBO: 72 Acres
1240 Contractors You are summoned to THE COUNTY OF STRUCTION WORK
4690 Musical Instruments LOWNDES WANTED. Carpentry,
General Help Wanted 3200 COMMERCIAL PROPER- in Webster Co., near
1250 Computer Services appear and defend TIES/Retail/Office Mantee. Mature pines
4700 Satellites against the Petition filed small concrete jobs, (75yr), hardwoods
1270 Electrical CONTRACTOR SEEKING Spaces starting @
4720 Sporting Goods in this action at 9:00 TO: KAYLA SHIRLEY, electrical, plumbing, experienced carpenter Apts For Rent: Starkville 7070 $285/mo. Downtown & (50yr), 10ac hay field,
1300 Excavating 4750 Stereos & TV’s a.m. on the 22nd day of whose last known ad- roof repairs, pressure 2ac pond, w/county
with lots of experience. East Columbus loca-
1320 Fitness Training 4780 Wanted To Buy January, 2019, in the dress is 344 Downs washing and mobile Please call: SMALL APT, walking dis- tions. 662-435-4188. road frontage/utilities,
1330 Furniture Repair & Chancery Courtroom of Road, Columbus, Mis- home roof coating and 662-570-9464 for info. tance to MSU. Partially superb potential home
Refinishing 5000 Pets & Livestock the Chickasaw County sissippi, but whose cur- underpinning. No job furnished incl W/D w/ OFFICE SPACE: 2,000 site & recognized
1360 General Services 5100 Free Pets Chancery Courthouse rent whereabouts after too small. 549-7031. ch/a. $500/mo + dep. square feet. 294 school. 45 minutes to
located at 234 W. Main diligent search and in-
Medical / Dental 3300
1380 Housecleaning 5150 Pets Call 662-722-0020, Chubby Dr. Flexible leas- MSU. 334-277-9744.
Street, Okolona, MS quiry are unknown. You leave msg or text. ing terms. Available
1390 Insulation 5200 Horses/Cattle/Livestock 38860, and in case of have been made a De- HELP WANTED HUNTING LAND IN
5250 Pet Boarding/Grooming now. 662-328-8254
1400 Insurance your failure to appear fendant in the suit filed SUGGS CONSTRUCTION PICKENS COUNTY, AL
1410 Interior Decorators 5300 Supplies/Accessories and defend a judgment in this Court by Michael Building, remodeling,
CARE CENTER OF Apts For Rent: Other 7080 93 acres on County
1440 Jewelry/Watch Repair 5350 Veterinarians will be entered against Ray Miller, Jr. and Al- metal roofing, painting Road 47 (Gordo 159 to
exa D. Miller, in a Peti- 1BR/1BA located in His- Columbus Office, Retail, County Road 47. Turn
1470 Lawn Care/Landscaping 5400 Wanted To Buy you for the money or & all home repairs. 11-7 LPN needed toric Downtown Colum- Restaurant Space avail- left & land is on the
other things demanded tion for Custody. 662-242-3471 PRN (as needed) LPN's bus, Open space, very able. Call 662-328-
1500 Locksmiths 6000 Financial in the petition. nice. $650/mo. 662- 8655 or 662-574-7879. left). Paved road ac-
1530 Machinery Repair 6050 Business Opportunity You are summoned to cess. Mostly level.
Apply in person at 328-8655.
1560 Mobile Home Services 6100 Business Opportunity You are not required to appear and defendant Care Center Houses For Rent: Northside Price: $204,600.
1590 Moving & Storage file an answer or other against the complaint or Linda Pruett, Keller
Wanted petition filed against Tom Hatcher, LLC 505 Jackson St, 2BR/1BA located in 7110 Williams Realty Tusca-
1620 Painting & Papering pleading, but you may Aberdeen
6120 Check Cashing do so if you desire. you in this action at Custom Construction, Historic Downtown loosa, 205-657-5330.
1650 Pest Control 6150 Insurance 9:30 A.M. on the 23rd Restoration, Remodel- EOE Columbus. 2,000 sqft. 2 AVAILABLE: 2BR/1BA
1680 Plumbing day of January, 2019, in ing, Repair, Insurance Hardwood floors near CAFB. $450/mo + LOWNDES COUNTY 45
6200 Loans Issued under my hand
1710 Printing the courtroom of the claims. 662-364-1769. Bargain Column 4180 throughout. Open floor. $350 dep. 662-889- acres on Sobley & Dav-
6250 Mortgages and the seal of said
Lowndes County Court- Licensed & Bonded Very nice. Incl W&D. 1122. is Rd. Excellent hunting.
1740 Roofing & Guttering Court, this the 3rd day
6300 Stocks & Bonds of December, 2018. house/Chancery Build- ELECTRIC DRYER. $1200/mo. Call 1 mile west of Hwy. 69.
1770 Saws & Lawn Mowers 6350 Business for Sale ing at Columbus, Mis- 662-328-8655. BLUECUTT ESTATES: Small creek runs thru
Older. Works good.
1780 Sitting with Elderly/Sick Lisa Younger Neese sissippi, and in case of $80. Call 662-364- 3BR/2BA, ch/a, double property. $1375 per
1790 Stump Removal 7000 Rentals Clerk of Lowndes you failure to appear 2498. garage, chain link acre. 205-799-9846 or
7050 Apartments 1, 2, 3 BEDROOM apart- fenced backyard, newly 205-695-2248.
1800 Swimming Pools County, Mississippi and defend a judge- ments & townhouses.
7100 Commercial Property ment will be entered remodeled.
1830 Tax Service (Seal) REFRIGERATOR. $100. Call for more info. For Rent: $900/mo. or WINTER SPECIAL
1860 Tree Service 7150 Houses against you for the Call 662-364-2498. 662-328-8254.
By: Tina Fisher, D.C. money or other things For Sale: $115,000. 1.95 acre lots.
1890 Upholstery 7180 Hunting Land 662-352-4776. Good/bad credit.
demanded in the com- Farm Equipment & Supplies
1910 Welding 7190 Land for Rent/Lease DOWNTOWN - WALK to 10% down, as low as
PUBLISH: 12/6, 12/13, plaint or petition.
7200 Mobile Homes & 12/20/2018 4420 MUW, church & shops! Houses For Rent: New Hope $299/mo. Eaton Land.
2000 Announcements 7250 Mobile Home Spaces You are not required to 2BR/1BA, central H&A, 7130 662-361-7711
2050 Card of Thanks 7300 Office Spaces THE FOLLOWING file an answer or other 2016 JOHN Deere hardwood. No Pets, no
2100 Fraternal & Lodge 7350 Resort Rentals VEHICLES HAVE BEEN pleading, but you may 5100E Tractor, 210 smoking, no HUD. Avail- 4BR/2BA, 1.25 Acres Campers & RVs 9300
2150 Good Things To Eat ABANDONED AT COREY do so if you desire. hours. $46,500. able January. $675/ Christopher Hills Sub;
7400 River Property HERRING AUTOMOTIVE, Also, 2016 15ft $675. Credit check. $197K (15K below ap- TOMBIGBEE RV Park,
2200 In Memorial 7450 Rooms Kubota Bush hog avail. Call Long & Long Real located on Wilkins Wise
2250 Instruction & School 1230 GARDNER BLVD, ISSUED UNDER MY praisal). New Hope
7500 Storage & Garages COLUMBUS, MS. HAND AND THE SEAL 205-329-1790. Estate, 662-328-0770. School District. Avail- Rd & Waverly Rd. Full
2300 Lost & Found 7520 Vacation Rentals OF SAID COURT¸ this able to rent $1,000/ Hookups available.
2350 Personals 7550 Wanted to Rent 1989 Isuzu Pickup the 17th day of Decem- Apts For Rent: Other 7080 mth - must meet minim- $300/mo. 662-328-
2400 Special Notices VIN# ber, 2018. um credit/income re- 8655 or 662-574-7879.
7600 Waterfront Property
2600 Travel/Entertainment JAACR11E7K7234513 quirements. Military
8000 Real Estate LISA YOUNGER NEESE, families welcome. Move Trailers & Heavy Equipment
3000 Employment 8050 Commercial Property IF THESE VEHICLES ARE Chancery Clerk Lowndes in ready. Dep $500 plus 9450
3050 Clerical & Office NOT CLAIMED THEY County, Mississippi first month’s rent. Hot
8100 Farms & Timberland WILL BE PUT UP FOR tub, detached apart- 1999 MACK Dump
3100 Data Processing/ Computer 8150 Houses - Northside PUBLIC SALE ON THE BY: /s/ Tina Fisher ment, & large wired Truck & 30,000lb Trail-
3150 Domestic Help 8200 Houses - East 3RD DAY OF JANUARY, D.C. shop. Contact James boss Tag-A-Long Trailer,
3170 Engineering 8250 Houses - New Hope 2019, AT 10:00 AM AT Thompson @ 662-574- both good condition.
3200 General Help Wanted 8300 Houses - South COREY HERRING AUTO- PUBLISH: 12/20/2018, 6269. Can be seen at 5356
3250 Management Positions MOTIVE, 1230 GARD- 12/27/2018, & Hwy 182 E, Columbus.
8350 Houses - West NER BLVD, COLUMBUS, 1/3/2019 Call 662-328-6203 or
3300 Medical/Dental
3350 Opportunity Information
3400 Part-Time
8450 Houses - Caledonia
8500 Houses - Other
8520 Hunting Land

Publish: 12/6, 12/13 &
NOTICE TO CREDITORS Penny 662-574-6202.

Five Questions:
3450 Positions Wanted
3500 Professional
8550 Investment Property
8600 Lots & Acreage
SIPPI Find pincher?
1 Bangkok
8650 Mobile Homes
3600 Sales/Marketing
3700Truck Driving
8700 Mobile Home Spaces
8750 Resort Property
CAUSE NO. 2018-0258-
B What
4000 Merchandise
8800 River Property
8850 Wanted to Buy
Letters Testamentary 2 Prenuptial
Letters of Administra- have been granted and
4030 Air Conditioners 8900 Waterfront Property tion have been granted issued to the under- agreement
4060 Antiques
4090 Appliances
9000 Transportation
9050 Auto Accessories/Parts
and issued to the under-
signed upon the estate
signed upon the Estate
of Richard L. Anderson,
deceased, by the Chan-
3 Ted
4120 Auctions 9100 Auto Rentals & Leasing GENTRY, deceased, by cery Court of Lowndes
4150 Baby Articles
4180 Bargain Column
9150 Autos for Sale
9200 Aviation
the Chancery Court of
Lowndes County, Mis-
County, Mississippi, on
the 18th day of Decem- Use and read Kaczynski
4210 Bicycles
4240 Building Materials
9250 Boats & Marine
9300 Camper/R.V.’s
sissippi, on the 13th
day of December A.D.,
2018. This is to give no-
ber, A. D., 2018. This is
to give notice to all per-
sons having claims
In classifieds
4250 Burial Plots
4270 Business Furniture &
9350 Golf Carts
9400 Motorcycles/ATVs
tice to all persons hav-
ing claims against said
against said estate to
Probate and Register and your 4 Rolling
4300 Camera Equipment
9450 Trailers/Heavy Equipment estate to Probate and
Register same with the
same with the Chan-
cery Clerk of Lowndes dollars will Stone
9500 Trucks, Vans & Buses
4330 Clothing 9550 Wanted to Buy
Chancery Clerk of County, Mississippi, CLASSIFIEDS
4360 Coins & Jewelry Lowndes County, Mis-
sissippi, within ninety
within ninety (90) days
from the first publica- go further. 5 Photoshop
(90) days from this tion date of this Notice