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Funding in-hand for first downtown roundabout
Main and Second Street intersection sign work for the
project.
trian connectivity from Main
Street to the Riverwalk. It calls
geted $103,000 for project de-
sign (approved at $88,000) and
most dangerous along corridor City Engineer
Kevin Stafford,
for reducing traffic, between the
roundabout and Fourth Street,
right-of-way acquisition, none of
which can be counted toward its
By Zack Plair formally accepted a Mississippi who works for to one lane each way with a cen- grant match.
zplair@cdispatch.com Department of Transportation N e e l - S c h a f f e r, ter turning lane. Stafford said the design
grant to build a small round- said the project Through the grant, MDOT is phase could take five to eight
Columbus has been approved about at Main and Second will also add more Stafford providing 80 percent of construc- months, and the need for right
for the state funding neces- streets, which is adjacent to Har- curbing and pe- tion costs, or about $717,000. of-way acquisition should be
sary to build the first of several vey’s Restaurant and a Chevron destrian access at the intersec- The city’s match will be about limited.
planned roundabouts down- convenience store. Councilmen tion, including crosswalks, a $179,000. Construction should “Most of the project area is
town. also tapped the Neel-Schaffer sidewalk in front of the conve- begin in 2020, Stafford said. already within MDOT’s right-
The city council on Tuesday engineering firm to begin de- nience store and better pedes- For 2019, the city has bud- See ROUNDABOUT, 8A

State senator
jailed for DUI ‘Lions (and tigers) at the door’
after wreck
near Starkville
Charge is Burton’s
third in five years
By Alex Holloway
aholloway@cdispatch.com

A state senator
is facing a charge of
driving under the
influence of alcohol
after his truck went
into a ditch near
Starkville.
According to Mis-
sissippi Highway Burton
Patrol Sgt. Derrick
Beckom, state troopers responded
to the one-vehicle crash on High-
way 82 near Highway 182 west
of Starkville at about 9:12 p.m.
Wednesday. Officers found District
31 Sen. Terry Burton’s white Chev- Courtesy photo
rolet Silverado in a ditch on the Kumar is a tiger living at Cedarhill Animal Sanctuary in Caledonia. The sanctuary, normally closed to the public,
north side of the road. is holding an end-of-the-year raffle drawing to raise money. The winner can pick up to three people to accompany
Burton, 62, was booked into the them to a weekend of their choice at Cedarhill to spend more time with Kumar, 10 other tigers, two lions and a
Oktibbeha County Jail for a DUI host of other domestic and exotic animals who have found a home at the sanctuary.
second offense and failure to main-
tain proper lane. Oktibbeha County
Sheriff’s Office Capt. Brett Watson
confirmed Burton is out on $992
bond. Beckom said Burton was not
Cedarhill holds third annual raffle to win
injured in the wreck.
The DUI arrest is the third
against Burton. He was found not
guilty of a DUI after a 2016 wreck in
weekend at Caledonia animal sanctuary
Scott County. In that case, Burton’s By ISABELLE ALTMAN The guests are winners of a 11 tigers, two lions, three bobcats,
vehicle went off the road and hit a
ialtman@cdispatch.com raffle that is the sanctuary’s end- 11 horses, one donkey, 25 dogs,
traffic sign on Interstate 20. He of-the-year fundraiser, which has four exotic birds, seven or eight
Once a year, up to four guests get resulted in $4,000 for the sanctuary pigs, two bunnies and approximate-
was found to have used cough syr-
up and breath spray, which a judge to spend a weekend with lions, ti- in each of the last two years. Ticket ly 200 domestic cats, all of whom
ruled created a “false positive” on a gers and hundreds of other animals sales this year have already netted have found a permanent home at
breath test after the wreck, accord- at Cedarhill Animal Sanctuary in the sanctuary about $1,900 — mon- Cedarhill.
ing to a Clarion-Ledger report at Caledonia. ey that goes directly to assisting the See Cedarhill, 8A
the time.
See Burton, 3A

MPB representative: Private, corporate Roy Williams, human resourc-
es director for Mississippi
funding critical to giving Mississippians info Public Broadcasting, chats
with Columbus Exchange Club
President Gail Swentkofske
By Slim Smith agencies, people don’t normally think after Thursday’s club lun-
ssmith@cdispatch.com of MPB,” Williams said during Thurs- cheon. Williams used his ap-
day’s meeting of the Columbus Ex- pearance at the club to inform
If you asked the Inside
average Mississip- n OUR VIEW:
change Club. “The truth is, MPB has members of MPB’s mission
been a state agency since it was found- for its statewide network of
pian to name all of Mississippi needs television and radio stations
Mississippi’s state MPB. Page 6A ed in 1970.”
That status, said Williams, MPB’s and stress the importance of
agencies, Henry private funding for the agency,
Williams has a pret- human resources director, is a blade which relies on grants and pri-
ty good idea which entity would be a that cuts both ways. vate donations for 43 percent
stumper. This year, MPB (Mississippi Public of its budget.
“When you think of all the state See Williams, 3A Slim Smith/Dispatch Staff

Weather Five Questions Calendar Inside Sunday Public
Letters to meetings
1 What Sister Luc-Gabrielle song was
number one during Christmas, 1963?
Through Sunday, Dec. 31 Santa and Dec. 28:
■ Christmas Village: The Storehouse at Chris- seasonal
2 Italian children preach a sermon in Lowndes County
front of what Christmas scene? tian World Missions, 1437 Fire Station Road, artwork in
Starkville, presents The Village at Christmas Tree Supervisors, 9
3 What choir was featured in “Mr. Sunday’s
Kreuger’s Christmas”? Lane 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 20-22; 1-6 p.m. Dec. Christmas a.m., County
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Colby Corcoran disliked by the Bishop of Paris when it trees, about 100 nativity scenes, Dept. 56 village. special Jan. 2: Colum-
was written? With kids’ scavenger hunt, cookie/ornament dec- section.
Fourth grade, Annunciation bus City Coun-
5 In “Santa’s Christmas Circus” what orating, photo backdrops and reading corner. $5;

45 Low 30
circus performer took the children to cil, 5 p.m., Mu-
benefits local and world missions. 816-769-2050.
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Say What?
Did you hear? “It was the right time because I want to go down there and focus on
Judge: ‘No basis’ to throw out the bowl game. I don’t want to go down there with, ‘Are you leaving?’”
MSU junior defensive lineman Jeffery Simmons, talking Thursday about
his decision to declare for the 2019 NFL draft. Story, 1B.
Weinstein’s sex assault case
Disgraced and one of the accusers.

Hollywood titan
They also said the grand
jury that indicted Wein-
stein should have been
Trump’s demand for wall moves
free on $1M bail
government closer to shutdown
shown friendly emails he
exchanged with his two
By MICHAEL R. SISAK accusers after the alleged
and JIM MUSTIAN attacks.
The Associated Press But Burke ruled that More than 800K
NEW YORK — A New
York judge declined to
Weinstein’s prosecutorial
misconduct claims had federal workers will Veteran draws millions
dismiss sexual assault
charges against Harvey
“no basis” and that prose-
cutors were under no ob-
ligation to give the grand
be facing furloughs or in donations for Trump’s border wall
Weinstein Thursday, re-
jecting the disgraced Hol-
jury evidence favorable forced to work without By TERRY TANG
The Associated Press
to the defense. He denied
lywood titan’s fierce push Weinstein’s demand for pay if a resolution is
to have his indictment a hearing to examine the
An online fundraiser start-
‘... I feel deeply invested
thrown out. police investigation and not reached before ed by an Air Force veteran
Judge James Burke’s rebuked his lawyers for
to pay for construction of to this nation to ensure
ruling buoyed a prose- what he said were “specu- funding expires at President Donald Trump’s
cution that appeared on U.S.-Mexico border wall future generations have
rocky ground in recent
lative” claims that political
pressure had led to the
midnight Friday was up to millions of dollars
months amid a prolonged charges. By LISA MASCARO, MATTHEW DALY
Thursday, bringing further
attention to an issue that
everything we have today’
defense effort to raise “This court has found and CATHERINE LUCEY Air Force veteran Brian Kolfage
could lead to a government
doubts about the case and the grand jury presenta- The Associated Press shutdown.
the police investigation. tion to be legally sufficient Brian Kolfage launched the GoFundMe page Sunday, and it had gen-
It was also welcome to support the charges WA S H I N G T O N erated $9.7 million in donations as of Thursday evening. The site states
news for the #MeToo and that the proceedings — President Donald a fundraising goal of $1 billion.
movement, which took off were properly conduct- Trump’s demand for In a statement posted on the crowdsourcing page, Kolfage says the
last year after numerous ed,” Burke wrote in a six- border wall funds wall could be built if everyone who voted for Trump pledged $80 each.
women accused Weinstein page opinion detailing his hurled the federal “As a veteran who has given so much, three limbs, I feel deeply in-
of wrongdoing. About a decision. “Dismissal is an government closer vested to this nation to ensure future generations have everything we
half-dozen women, includ- exceptional remedy and to a shutdown as have today,” Kolfage wrote.
ing actress Marisa To- only available in rare cas- House Republicans Trump A triple amputee injured in the Iraq War in 2004, Kolfage said he has
mei, showed up to court es.” approved a package contacted the Trump administration about where to send the money
wearing t-shirts from the Weinstein, 66, has de- Thursday with his $5.7 billion re- once the fundraiser ends.
anti-abuse organization nied all allegations of non- quest that is almost certain to be
Time’s Up. consensual sex. He is free rejected by the Senate.
Weinstein’s lawyers ar- on $1 million bail and left publicans’ as well. opposition from Democrats. Sixty
The White House said Trump
gued the case had been The House voted largely along votes are needed to approve the bill
court without comment- will not travel to Florida on Fri-
“irreparably tainted” by a party lines, 217-185, after GOP there.
ing. His next court ap- day for the Christmas holiday if leaders framed the vote as a slap- Senate Majority Leader Mitch
detective’s alleged coach- pearance is scheduled for the government is shutting down. back to Nancy Pelosi, who is poised McConnell, R-Ky., warned senators
ing of a potential witness March 7. More than 800,000 federal workers to become House speaker on Jan. they may need to return to Wash-
will be facing furloughs or forced to 3 and who had warned Trump in a
work without pay if a resolution is ington for a noontime vote Friday.
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Cocaine: Ex-black spring break Judge sets $400,000
promoter gets nearly 20 years bail for sheriff
Judge held man responsible for 108 pounds of the lograms (33 pounds) of cocaine in
accused of 12 felonies
a vehicle driven by Brown’s cousin The Associated Press
drug he plotted to bring from Texas to Mississippi in 2016, according to the news re-
lease. EUPORA — Bail has been set at $400,000 for a
The Associated Press Brown responsible for 49 kilograms Brown and “another individual northern Mississippi sheriff arrested on charges
(108 pounds) of the drug, the U.S. with Mexican cartel connections” he stole guns and drugs, sought sex with inmates
GULFPORT — A former black Attorney’s Office said in a news re- had followed the vehicle before it and threatened employees if they told anyone
spring break promoter has been lease. was stopped, prosecutors said. about the alleged crimes.
sentenced to nearly 20 years in A later traffic stop in Mississippi Webster County Sheriff Tim Mitchell made an
Brown pleaded guilty in August
prison for plotting to bring cocaine turned up 11 kilograms (24 pounds) initial court appearance Thursday before Circuit
to conspiracy to possess more than
from Texas to Mississippi. of cocaine, and the driver told inves-
5 kilograms of cocaine with intent Judge Joseph Loper.
A federal judge in Gulfport, tigators he had delivered 13 kilo-
to distribute it. Local news outlets report that if Mitchell
Mississippi, sentenced Keith grams (28.6 pounds) of the drug to
Brown’s indictment said the ring makes bail, he will be confined on house arrest
Lavell Brown, 46, of Moss Point Brown on an earlier run, according
started in 2009. However, his plea with an ankle monitor.
on Wednesday to 19 years and 7 to the news release.
admitted to a two-year conspiracy, The second-term sheriff faces a dozen felony
months, a $35,000 fine and five The Sun Herald of Biloxi report-
from 2015 until August 2017. charges. A charging document alleges, among
years’ supervised release once he’s ed in April that Brown promoted
The investigation began when other crimes, that the 52-year old ordered a dep-
out of prison. Biloxi’s Black Beach Weekend from
uty to remove four guns from evidence and con-
Judge Louis Guirola Jr. held Louisiana State Police found 15 ki- 2009 until 2014.
veyed at least some to an employee and inmate.

Williams
Continued from Page 1A
Broadcasting) — a state- “A lot of our heartache “Our data shows that donations are going to be
wide network of public as a state agency is getting 87 percent of Mississip- critical for us.”
television and radio sta- the message out about pi children between the MPB’s budget of $6
tions — received $6 mil- who we are and what we ages of 2 and 8 watch million comes out to $2.04
lion in funding from the do,” he said our children’s shows,” cents per person per year,
state, about 57 percent of Williams said MPB Williams said. “For more Williams said.
its budget. has three core missions than half of the children “That’s not much,”
But like virtually all — public safety/health, in the state, our program-
Williams said. “We do
state agencies, funding education and civic aware- ming is all the pre-K edu-
believe that, when people
for MPB has suffered ness. MPB’s program- cation they get.”
cuts over the past several ming — both on TV and Williams said MPB become aware of what we
years. radio — focuses on provid- also provides 500 wifi “hot do, what it means to our
“Two years ago, the ing information on those spots” to provide internet state, they are more likely
funding was $8 million,” topics. access to kids throughout to give. Every dollar we
Williams said. “Today, we “These are all critical the state who would oth- get matters.”
have 87 employees. When subjects that touch the erwise not have it. Williams said any-
I started at MPB in 2014 lives of all Mississippians,’’ With rising costs, Wil- one wishing to make a
we had 107. Maintaining he said. “We believe the liams said the MPB board one-time donation or be-
funding to sustain the work we do is important.” has established a founda- come a sustaining mem-
services we provide is an In fact, said Williams, tion to stabilize funding ber (pledging a certain
ongoing challenge. We’ve MPB often fills important and limit the impact of amount of money on a
long since realized that gaps in service. state funding cuts. monthly basis) can go to
we cannot depend on state There is no better ex- “We’ve had 10,000
mpbonline.org.
funding, that we need to ample of this than MPB’s people give to our founda-
“We have a lot of op-
take steps to increase our programming for chil- tion,” Williams said. “We
funding in other ways.” dren, which includes such are also working on ways tions for giving,” Wil-
For MPB, that means educational shows as to increase funding from liams said.
private support. “Sesame Street,” “Daniel bigger corporations and
A big part of that chal- Tiger’s Neighborhood,” businesses. We simply
lenge, he said, is public “Odd Squad” and “Wild cannot rely on state fund-
awareness. Kratts.” ing. Private and corporate

Mississippi Senate budget leader
running for state treasurer
Second-term state treasurer missioners, legislators
and county officials.
Republican Lynn Fitch is preparing Candidates’ qualifying
deadline is March 1. Party
to run for attorney general primaries are in August,
and the general election is
The Associated Press tified public accountant in November.
since 1979. He was elect- Clarke’s Senate district
JACK- ed to the Mississippi Sen- stretches from the Delta
SON — A ate in 2003 and is entering down into the Jackson
Mississippi his eighth year as chair- suburbs. It includes parts
state sena- man of the Senate Appro- of Bolivar, Humphreys,
tor who is priations Committee. Madison, Sharkey, Wash-
one of the ington and Yazoo coun-
Republican David
top budget ties.
McRae, who lives in the
writers says Clarke, 62, said in a
Jackson area, has a law
he’s running Clarke news release that he be-
for state treasurer in 2019. license and runs his fam-
lieves in small govern-
Republican Sen. Buck ily’s investment business, ment.
Clarke of Hollandale an- said months ago that he “Government in Mis-
nounced his candidacy is running for treasurer. sissippi holds us back
Wednesday. He unsuccessfully chal- when it taxes and spends
The second-term state lenged Fitch in the 2015 too much,” Clarke said.
treasurer, Republican primary. “Mississippians succeed
Lynn Fitch, is preparing Mississippi voters in when we are allowed to
to run for attorney gener- 2019 will elect statewide keep more of what we
al. officials, transportation earn to invest in new jobs
Clarke has been a cer- and public service com- and opportunity.”

Burton
Continued from Page 1A
In 2014, Burton pleaded guilty to a DUI charge in Brandon after taking Mobic, a
non-narcotic pain medication, and having drinks with his dinner.
If convicted Burton could face a minimum of five days in jail and community ser-
vice, according to Mississippi law.
Burton is the Senate president pro tempore, and serves as the second-ranking
member of the legislative body after Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves. He’s served in the Senate
since 1992 and is the current chair of the Senate Rules Committee.

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COMMERCIAL DISPATCH parents, she was pre- Sturdivant Community College Gladis Lewis Annie Louise Tate.
OBITUARY POLICY ceded in death by her Cemetery. and Mississippi Valley She was a member of
Obituaries with basic informa- CALEDONIA —
husband, Jack Hudson; Visitation State University. He Gladis M. Lewis, 95, United Christian M.B.
tion including visitation and
service times, are provided twin sister, Maxine will be was formerly employed died Dec. 18, 2018, at Church.
free of charge. Extended obit- Bryan; and brothers, from noon- with the juvenile deten- Baptist Memorial Hos- In addition to her
uaries with a photograph, de- Bunt McDougal and 6 p.m. tion centers in Colum- pital-Golden Triangle. parents, she was
tailed biographical information Claud McDougal. Friday at bus and Marietta, Geor- Services will be preceded in death by
and other details families may She is survived by Carter’s Williams gia and as a School at 1 p.m. Sunday at her daughter, Takey’ta
wish to include, are available her son, Gary Hudson Funeral Safety Officer with the Hopewell M.B. Church Gore; and siblings,
for a fee. Obituaries must be
of West Point; daugh- Services. Carter’s Columbus Municipal James C. Tate, Craig
submitted through funeral with the Rev. Michael
ter, Jan Leach of Little Funeral Services is School District and the James and Leah Sue
homes unless the deceased’s Love officiating. Burial
Rock, Arkansas; six in charge of arrange- Starkville Oktibbeha Bush.
body has been donated to will follow at Memorial
science. If the deceased’s grandchildren; and 10 ments. Consolidated School She is survived by
Gardens Cemetery.
body was donated to science, great-grandchildren. Ms. Williams was District. He was a mem- her husband, Hubert T.
Visitation will be from
the family must provide official Pallbearers will be born Aug. 1, 1956, in ber of Military U.M. Richardson of Colum-
1-7 p.m. Saturday at
proof of death. Please submit Jason Hudson, Jacob Columbus, to the late Church. bus; children, Quane-
all obituaries on the form Carter’s Funeral Ser-
Hudson, Jim Hudson Janie Williams and In addition to his sha Richardson, Jer-
provided by The Commercial vices. Carter’s Funeral
and David Leach. Arthur Lee Shelly. parents, he is survived mall Tate and Marcus
Dispatch. Free notices must Services is in charge of
be submitted to the newspa- Memorials may be In addition to her by his daughter, Jay- Baldwin, all of Colum-
arrangements. bus, Crystal Brown and
per no later than 3 p.m. the made to the Mission, parents, she was pre- la Ariana Vaughn of Mrs. Lewis was born Latasha Easley, both of
day prior for publication Tues- P.O. Box 328, West ceded in death by her Clinton; and son, Oren Aug. 30, 1923, in Pick- Atlanta, Georgia and
day through Friday; no later Point, MS 39773 or to siblings, bobby G. Wil- Bernard Vaughn Jr. of
than 4 p.m. Saturday for the ens County, Alabama, Tyler Richardson of Tu-
Palo Alto Cemetery c/o liams and Wade Kidd. Columbus.
Sunday edition; and no later to the late Mose Jones pelo; siblings, Leo M.
Jack Elliott, 7376 Hwy. She is survived by
than 7:30 a.m. for the Monday and Allie L. Halbert. Tate, Wendell S. Tate,
edition. Incomplete notices 47, West Point, MS her children, Jeffery JoAnn Barrett She was a member of Peggy Clark and Sheila
must be received no later than 39773. Lamont Williams of KILLEN, Ala. — Faith Christian Baptist Riley, all of Columbus,
7:30 a.m. for the Monday Vernon, Alabama, JoAnn Barrett, 71, died Church. Lameko Young, Tannie
through Friday editions. Paid Dudley Wriley Sr. Brian David Prude and Dec. 19, 2018, at North In addition to her James Jr., Sylvester
notices must be finalized by 3
COLUMBUS — Richard Lamont Wil- Mississippi Medical
p.m. for inclusion the next day parents, she was pre- Campbell, Vincent
Dudley Wriley Sr., 88, liams, both of Colum- Center in Tupelo.
Monday through Thursday; and ceded in death by her Allen and Jeffery Allen,
died Dec. 13, 2018, in bus; siblings, Mack A. Services will be
on Friday by 3 p.m. for Sunday spouse, Osy Lewis; and all of Chicago, Illinois,
and Monday publication. For Columbus. Kidd of Columbus; and at 2 p.m. Saturday at
a host of grandchildren. siblings, Oscar Jones, Amy Barnes of Jackson
more information, call 662- Services Dowdle Funeral Home Cleveland Jones, Olden
328-2471. will be at Pallbearers will be Chapel. Burial will and Rhonda James of
Willie Earl Butler, Billy Jones, Coy Jones, Susie Pennsylvania; and 14
11 a.m. follow at Kennedy City Hughes, Hazie Perkins
Raye Butler, Billy Joe grandchildren.
Yvonne Brooks Saturday
Broyles, Steve Shirley,
Cemetery. Visitation and Irene Lowe. Pallbearers will
COLUMBUS — at Bethle- will be one hour prior She is survived by
hem M.B. Charles Shirley and to services at the funer- be Louis Alexander,
Yvonne Brooks, 70, her children, Odell Orlando Smith, Rob-
died Dec. 15, 2018. Church Willie Williams. al home. Dowdle Funer- Lewis of Atlanta, ert Coleman, Michael
Services in Caledo- Wriley Sr. al Home is in charge of Georgia, Larry Lewis,
nia with Josie Walker Bush, Rick Mason and
will be arrangements. Cleveland Lewis and
the Rev. Christopher COLUMBUS — Willie Johnson.
at 2 p.m. She was preceded Melvin Lewis, all of Co-
Wriley officiating. Josie Walker, 106, died in death by her father, See Obituaries, 5A
Saturday lumbus, Jewlean Lewis
at Charity Burial will follow at Dec. 20, 2018. Floyd Lee “Bill” cook; and Annie Chambers,
Full Gospel Stevenson Cemetery. Arrangements are husband, James Olen both of Caledonia;
Church. Visitation will be from incomplete and will be Barrett; and son, James siblings, Robert Jones,
Burial will noon-5 p.m. Friday announced by Lee- Allen Barrett. Roy Jones and Marie
Brooks at Century Hairston Sykes Funeral Home. She is survived by
follow at Henry, all of Columbus;
Memorial Funeral Home. Century her son, Jonathan Bar- 13 grandchildren; and
Gardens Cemetery. Hairston Funeral Home Oleta Young rett of Killen; daughter, 26 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from is in charge of arrange- COLUMBUS — Lori Tinker of Tus- Pallbearers will be
1-7 p.m. Friday at Lee- ments. Oleta “Rita” Hargrove cumbia; brother, Ricky her grandsons.
Sykes Funeral Home. Mr. Wriley was Young, 55, died Dec. Cook of Millport; four
Lee-Sykes Funeral born Oct. 26, 1930, in 15, 2018, at Sanctuary grandchildren; and six
Home is in charge of Steens, to the late John Hospice in Tupelo. great-grandchildren. Kemetha Richardson
and Alberta Wriley. He Pallbearers will be COLUMBUS — Ke-
arrangements. Services will be at
was formerly employed Shauncey Carter, Heath metha Darcell Rich-
Ms. Brooks was 2 p.m. Saturday at An-
with United Technolo- Barrett, Brian Barrett, ardson, 59, died Dec.
born Sept. 7, 1948, in tioch M.B. Church with
gy. Scott Bull, Ben Barrett, 14, 2018,
Lowndes County, to the the Rev. Kenny Bridges
He is survived by his Andy Mann and Doug at Grand
late Joe Marshall Sr. officiating. Burial will
sons, James Wriley, Al- Haines. Medical
and Mattie B. Brooks. follow at Union Cem-
vin Wriley and Dudley Center
She was a graduate etery. Visitation will
Wriley Jr., all of Caledo- in Bir-
of Moor High, Mis-
nia; daughters, Brenda
be from noon-6 p.m. Mary McFarland mingham,
sissippi Valley State Friday at Carter’s Fu- WEST POINT —
Fulton of Denison, Tex- neral Services. Carter’s Alabama.
and Detroit College Mary Helen Edwards
as, Sandra Jones and Funeral Services is Ser-
of Business. She was McFarland, 72, died Richardson
Marsha Walker, both of in charge of arrange- vices will
formerly employed in Dec. 16, 2018, at Dugan
Columbus and Victo- ments. be at 11
the billing department Nursing Home.
ria Ball of O’Fallon, Mrs. Young was a.m. Saturday at United
with Hurley Hospital Services will be at
Missouri; and a host of born April 18, 1963, in Christian Baptist
in Flint, Michigan and 3:30 p.m. Saturday at
grandchildren. Columbus, to the late Church with Dr. Steven
as a housing special- Third Mt. Olive M.B.
Annie Bell Hargrove. James officiating. Buri-
ist with the Housing Church with the Rev.
Andrew Ferguson She is survived by al will follow at Memo-
Authority. She was a Randy L. Conley Jr.
COLUMBUS — An- her husband, Terry rial Gardens Cemetery.
member of Fairview officiating. Burial will
drew Charles Fergu- Young of Columbus; Visitation will be from
Baptist Church. follow at West Point
son, 62, died Dec. 16, children, Terita Young, noon-6 p.m. Friday at
In addition to her Memorial Gardens.
2018. Terry D. Brooks and Carter’s Funeral Ser-
parents, she was Visitation will be from
preceded in death by Services Tara Young, all of vices. Carter’s Funeral
3-6 p.m. Friday at
her sister, Mary Helen will be at Columbus and Terri- Carter’s Mortuary Ser-
Services is in charge of After-school fun:
arrangements.
Brooks. 11 a.m. ca Young of Tampa, vices Chapel. Carter’s Boys and Girls Club
Mrs. Richardson
She is survived Saturday Florida; siblings, Kathy Mortuary Services is
was born July 26, 1959, 244-7090
by her brothers, Joe at Concord Hargrove Smith of in charge of arrange-
Marshall Brooks of Inde- Columbus; and Paul in Starkville, to the
ments.
Madison, Illinois, Joe pendent Hargrove of Racine, late Tannie James and
Ferguson Mrs. McFarland was
L. Brooks of Colum- Methodist Wisconsin; and four born Oct. 4, 1946, in
bus, John Brooks and
John O. Brooks, both
Church.
Burial will follow at
grandchildren. Monroe County, to the
late Chester Edwards Do your kids a favor.
of Flint, Albert Brooks Memorial Gardens. May Jones and Louise Griffin. Make your funeral/cremations plans in advance.
and Fred Tolon, both of Visitation will be from ETHELSVILLE, She is survived by
Crawford; and sisters, noon-6 p.m. Friday Ala. — May Pauline her husband, the Rev. When Caring Counts...
Lottie Brooks, Doris at Lee-Sykes Funeral “Polly” Jones, 98, died Linzell McFarland Jr.;
Thomas and Priscilla Home. Lee Sykes Fu- Dec. 21, 2018, at her son, Michael McFar-
Turner, all of Flint. neral Home is in charge residence. land of West Point; FUNERAL HOME
& CREMATORY
Pallbearers will be of arrangements. Arrangements are daughter, Brenda 1131 N. Lehmberg Rd.
John Brooks II, Derrick Mr. Ferguson was incomplete and will be Wofford of West Point; Columbus, MS 39702
Huddleston, Manvel born March 26, 1956, announced by Lowndes brothers, Aaron Ed- (662) 328-1808
Brooks, Prince Brooks, in Columbus, to the late Funeral Home. wards of West Point, www.lowndesfuneralhome.net
DeAndre Turner and Oscar and Callie Mae Isaiah T. Edwards of
Christopher White. Stevenson Ferguson. Oren Vaughn Sr. Tupelo, William Ed-
In addition to his par- STEENS — Oren wards of Jackson and
Corinne Hudson ents, he was preceded Bernard Vaughn Sr., Willie L. Edwards of
WEST POINT — in death by his sister, 46, died Dec. 12, 2018. California; sister, Betty
Corinne McDougal Jimmie Will Psalms. Services J. Moore of Chicago,
Hudson, 92, died Dec. He is survived by his will be at Illinois; three grand-
18, 2018, at her resi- brothers, Oscar Lee 11 a.m. children; and five
dence. Ferguson and Harvey Saturday great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 Ferguson, both of at Military
a.m. Friday at Robinson Baltimore, Maryland, Chapel Marcia Bowens
Funeral Home Chapel Elmer Ferguson and U.M. WEST POINT —
with the Rev. Johnny HC Ferguson, both of Church. Marcia Denise Bowens,
Wray officiating. Burial Columbus; sisters, Dor- Burial will
Vaughn Sr.
31, died Dec. 8, 2018,
will follow at Palo Alto othy Lovelace, Sharon follow at at St. Vincent Medical
Cemetery. Visitation Coleman and Monales- Sturdivant Cemetery. Center in Jacksonville,
will be one hour prior sa White, all of Colum- Visitation will be from Florida.
to services at the funer- bus and Selma Sales of noon-6 p.m. Friday Services will be at
al home. Robinson Fu- Huntsville, Alabama. at Lee-Sykes Funeral 2 p.m. Friday at Town
neral Home is in charge Home. Lee-Sykes Fu- Creek M.B. Church
of arrangements. Annie Williams neral Home is in charge with Dr. Charles David-
Mrs. Hudson was COLUMBUS — An- of arrangements. son officiating. Burial
born Nov. 26, 1926, in nie Jean Williams, 62, Mr. Vaughn was will follow at Gladney
Pheba, to the late Audie died Dec. 13, 2018, at born May 15, 1972, Family Cemetery.
Viola Sansing and Jody Baptist Memorial Hos- to McNeil and Maxey Visitation will be one
Harrison McDougal. pital-Golden Triangle. Morgan Vaughn. He hour prior to services
She was formerly Services will be at was a 1992 gradu- at the church. Carter’s
employed as a switch 11 a.m. Saturday at ate of S.D. Lee High Mortuary Services is
board operator with God’s Anointed People School and a graduate in charge of arrange-
Bryan Foods and with Church with the Rev. of Bauder College in ments.
Rose Drug Company. Jerome Gills officiating. Atlanta, Georgia. He Ms. Bowens was
In addition to her Burial will follow at also attended Itawamba born Dec. 8, 1987.
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Obituaries
Continued from Page 4A

Walter Smith Jr. Rev. Jerry Feb. 13, 1954, in Colum- Gordon, Stephanie
STARKVILLE — Lockett bus, to Dorothy Holt Simmons, Stanely Erby
Walter Lewis Smith Jr., officiating. and the late Lincoln and Eric Erby, all of
70, died Dec. 16, 2018, Burial Erby Jr. Columbus, Zavier Erby
in Starkville. will follow In addition to his of Dunedin, Lester
Services will be at at Union father, he was preceded Taylor, Michael Taylor
11 a.m. Saturday at Cemetery. in death by his sister, and Shirley Taylor, all
West Memorial Funeral Visita- Erby Shirley Johnson. of Cleveland, Ohio; and
Home Chapel. West tion will In addition to his five grandchildren.
Memorial Funeral be from noon-6 p.m. mother, he is survived Pallbearers will be
Home is in charge of Friday at Carter’s Fu- by her children, Latipha Hosea Erby, Adrian
arrangements. neral Services. Carter’s Gordon of Clearwater Erby, Donterrio Erby,
He is survived by his Funeral Services is and Terrance Harris Elency Erby, Robert
sisters, Wilma Jones in charge of arrange- of Columbus; siblings, Holt and Clark Holt.
and Cathy McDowell; ments. Janice Wallace, An-
and brothers, Kervin Mr. Erby was born gela R. Erby, Cynthia
Bell and Willie Bell.

William Cowans Jr.
COLUMBUS — Wil-
liam Cowans Jr., 61,
died Dec. 17, 2018, at
his resi-
dence.
Services
will be at
11 a.m.
Saturday
at Mt.
Ary M.B.
Church Cowans Jr.
with Rush
Quinn officiating.
Burial will follow at
the church cemetery.
Visitation will be from
noon-6 p.m. Friday at
Carter’s Funeral Ser-
vices. Carter’s Funeral
Services is in charge of
arrangements.
Mr. Cowans was
born Nov. 19, 1957, in
Columbus, to Beulah
Mae Cowans and the
late William Cowans.
He was formerly em-
ployed with Mississippi
Industrial Waste.
In addition to his
father, he was preceded
in death by his sib-
lings, Bettye Cowans
Courington and Lavern
Walker Blevins.
He is survived by his
son, Omari Williams
of Columbus; siblings,
John Cowans, Alvin
Cowans, Rosie Davis,
Laurinda Cowans,
Kessler Cowans and
Derrick Cowans; and
two grandchildren.

Lincoln Erby III
COLUMBUS —
Lincoln Erby III, 64,
died Dec. 15, 2018, at
Morton Plant Hospital
in Clearwater, Florida.
Services will be at 2
p.m. Saturday at New
Beginning Full Gospel
Baptist Church with the

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MUsings
Velco vs Vine
I am 5, barefoot, straps that ‘tie’ my rious workings of the human ing me down. Vowing to leave denim thread. They’d snagged
in the garden with shoes. brain! The memory fades as I the vine in the market, I head and torn it loose as I boarded
my mother, gather- On the bus (after turn through the gate to the for my downtown bus. the bus. They hung on tight as
ing beans and okra tripping on my skirt busy Farmers’ Market. Still... Home and apple-happy, I Velcro’s designed to do. Then,
for dinner. Some- climbing in), I catch Strange! plop in my chair, kick off my inch by inch they’d tugged it
thing crawls across myself remember- The guys with Honey Crisps shoes, then put the kettle on free as, step by step, I looked for
my foot. I shiver ing that long-gone bag up all I can carry. Getting in for coffee. At the closet, I clip kale, dragging the lengthening
and squeal thinking summer day in the line to pay I feel the vine again the skirt band to its hanger, thread across my feet, trigger-
“worm!” But it’s a garden with the and instinct makes me look. lift it toward the rod ... and ing the memory of a creeping
furry bean vine. I crawling vine. What Silly me! But this recurring shiver! The crawling vine’s bean vine in the garden.
kick it off and carry brought that on? sensation is new. Forget it. I wait come home with me but with a The kettle sings, I brew the
on. But a sensory There’s no bean vine to pay. See? Nothing crawls. difference! It’s on my wrist? It’s “instant” and sit ... extracting
memory has been Marion Whitey on this uptown bus. My turn, I pay and turn away. in my hand! The vine’s a kinky, yards of kinky thread from
formed and stored I switch to watching October though it is, I’ll look for stretchy thread that’s dangling the teeth of the Velcro strap.
deep in my young for my stop, glad for kale. from ... MY SKIRT? It’s come Raised right, I’d use the thread
and fertile brain. “ankle-length.” Next month, Determined to ignore the UN HEMMED! I’ve ridden two to restore the hem. For sure, the
Decades on, it’s Saturday gloves weather, for sure! vine sensation, I browse the bas- buses and shopped for apples color’s a perfect match. But the
in New York City. This year’s The driver calls my stop. A kets of peppers and pumpkins, in a skirt that has no HEM! My kinks? “Righter” still, I could
crop of Honey Crisp apples is familiar sign points to the mar- but it’s there, atop my left foot, mother would cringe! And the iron them out?
dwindling as it’s late October, so ket and my apple guys. I swing then the right. (Blame the boots kinky, stretchy thread’s alive! Marion Whitley, who grew
I’m off to the Farmers’ Market to the sidewalk, then ... I slow I wore last week? Did they pinch It’s leading me ... as hand-over- up in Caledonia and Columbus,
on 67th street. Any old shirt will my pace ... Didn’t something a nerve?) Sunburned faces, nod hand I follow it ... back to the lives in Manhattan where she
do. I button on the ankle-length just crawl over my left foot? and smile, but the answer is the chair and ... a kicked-off shoe! reads, writes and remembers.
skirt ‘cause there’ll be a chill The garden memory? Again? same. “Sorry Miss, no kale till There, a row of Velcro’s teeth Her email address is Whijmar8@
out there, then flip the Velcro Another example of the myste- spring.” The apples are weight- clinch tight on a snarl of blue aol.com.

Our view Cartoonist view

Mississippi
needs MPB
At the end of last year’s session, the Mississip-
pi Legislature approved a $6.1 million budget for
Mississippi Public Broadcasting, a state agency
that operates a statewide network of television
and radio stations.
That appropriation was a $1 million cut from
2017, but it was something else included in the
bill that should serve as a warning for Mississip-
pians who believe in what MPB has to offer.
In that legislation, there is a clause that would
end state funding for MPB by 2024. Since state
funds are MPB’s largest source of funding — 57
percent — that provision, if enacted, could mean
the end of public TV and radio in our state as we
know it.
Public radio and TV have been something
of a whipping boy in some conservative circles
almost from the start. Funding for both the
national and Mississippi public broadcasting sys-
tems have endured one challenge after another
almost since inception — which in MPB’s case
goes back to 1970.
Some programming, especially on the nation-
al level, does appeal to a more liberal audience,
but anyone familiar with MPB will find few in-
stances where programming has been anything
but benign.
MPB’s board is sensitive to the criticism and
has, on occasion, opted out of programming
offered by the national Corporation for Public
Broadcasting.
But on those rare occasions where program-
ming offends political sensibilities, the idea that
MPB is anything but a positive influence is a
grave distortion of reality. Ending state funding
for MPB would be a case of throwing the baby
out with the bath water.
On Thursday, MPB human resources di-
rector Henry Williams spoke to the Columbus
Exchange Club, making his pitch for ordinary
Mississippians to support its mission.
Williams ticked off the programming MPB
provides, which focuses on three core missions
— public health/safety, civic engagement and
education.
In the area of education alone, it’s clear that
MPB provides an essential service and is worthy
of the tax dollars we send its way.
Williams said the data shows that 87 percent
of Mississippi children watch MPB children’s
programming. For more than half of the state’s
children, that programming is the only pre-K
education they will receive.
That’s a stunning figure. It points to our
state’s woeful failure in providing pre-K educa-
tion and MPB’s vital role in filling that awful gap
in our educational system.
Readers comment
We urge all those who believe in MPB’s mis-
sion to donate. It would also be helpful to remind
our legislators that Mississippians believe MPB
From our website
deserves adequate state funding. The following is an edited selection of reader com- 14. They can’t provide their own consent to go on a
The year 2024 will be here before you know it. ments posted at the end of online stories and on Face- field trip, make their own medical decisions, or buy
The Legislature needs to know, in no uncer- book. More can be found at www.cdispatch.com. a beer.
tain terms, that any effort to kill MPB to soothe MSU’s Simmons will enter NFL draft Why does wrong-doing suddenly provide them
largely imaginary political grievances is to the frank: I wish Simmons would complete his edu- with adult-like powers? It would be one thing to
detriment of our citizens. cation but I understand the pull of the NFL money. argue that some children can be treated like adults...
Thank you Jeffery for the outstanding effort at MSU but we don’t make that argument. When kids are
and thank you for supporting your team and fans by charged as adults, they are not legally declared
playing in the Outback Bowl. Go Dawgwild in your “adult” — they still can’t sign binding contracts, buy
Voice of the People last appearance in the maroon and white! a beer, provide informed consent, or get a driver’s
We encourage you to share your opinion with readers license or full-time job at 14. Charging kids as adults,
of The Dispatch. CHS student charged as juvenile for threat holding them responsible like we do for adults when
Submit your letter to The Dispatch by: oilfield trash: Children should be held account- we refuse to give them any adult responsibilities
E-mail: voice@cdispatch.com able for their actions. Making a threat to the lives of because they aren’t capable of handling them is
Mail: P.O. Box 511, Columbus, MS 39703 others is not a juvenile offense. What this person did unethical and morally wrong.
In person: 516 Main St., Columbus, or 101 S. Lafay- Nobody is suggesting that children shouldn’t be
is make a terrorist threat and should be charged as
ette St., No. 16, Starkville.
a person for that. Not reduce the court or the charge held accountable at some level for their actions. I
All letters must be signed by the author and must
include town of residence and a telephone number for based on age. am suggesting that they should not be accountable
verification purposes. Letters should be no more than to the same degree and with the same penalties as
500 words, and guest columns should be 500-700 KJ705: Children can’t sign a binding sales con- adults for the simple reason that we recognize in
words. We reserve the right to edit submitted material. tract. Children can’t go out and get a full-time job at every other facet of law that they are NOT adults.
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Florida school shooting voted
top news story in AP survey
The first Associated Press top-stories poll was and controversy. At the height of the
midterm election campaign, Presi-
first conducted in 1936, when editors chose the dent Trump deployed thousands of
Army troops to the border, warning
abdication of Britain’s King Edward VIII of threats from a caravan of migrants
who’d journeyed from Central Amer-
DAVID CRARY the campaign and transition period; ica.
AP National Writer some former Trump aides have been
NEW YORK — The mass shoot-
indicted for lying. 7. Kavanaugh hearings
ing at a Parkland, Florida, high Trump nominee Brett Kavanaugh
school — which killed 17 students 3. MeToo was narrowly confirmed to fill a va-
and staff, and sparked nationwide The #MeToo movement, which cancy on the U.S. Supreme Court
student-led marches for gun control surfaced late in 2017, maintained after explosive Senate hearings on
— was the top news story of 2018, its momentum throughout 2018 allegations of sexual harassment
according to The Associated Press’ as many more powerful men were and assault stemming from his high
annual poll of U.S. editors and news forced to account for past instances school and college years. While
directors. of sexual assault and misconduct. millions of Americans watched on
The No. 2 story was the investiga- Once-revered comedian Bill Cos- TV, senators heard testimony from
tion by special counsel Robert Muel- by was sentenced to prison; so was Kavanaugh, who denied any wrong-
Larry Nassar, the former Michigan doing, and accuser Christine Blasey
ler into whether Donald Trump’s
State and USA Gymnastics sports Ford, who said he attempted to rape
election campaign coordinated with
doctor convicted of molesting hun- her during a party when they were in
Russia. It was one of several major
dreds of young women. high school.
stories — in a year jam-packed with
dramatic developments — in which
the U.S. president played a role. 4. Mass shootings 8. California wildfires
The first AP top-stories poll was When a Marine combat veteran The most populous state endured
conducted in 1936, when editors shot dead 12 people at a country mu- an epic year for wildfires, culminat-
chose the abdication of Britain’s sic bar in California in November, it ing with devastating November fires
King Edward VIII. was a grim “Not again” moment for occurring simultaneously 450 miles
Here are 2018’s top 10 stories, in many Americans — the fifth mass apart. The Camp Fire in Northern
order: shooting of the year in the U.S. that California swept through the city of
produced nationwide shock and sor- Paradise, killing at least 86 people —
row. In May, two months after the
1. Parkland school shooting Parkland shooting, eight students
the deadliest U.S. wildfire in a cen-
tury.
It happened on Valentine’s Day
and two teachers were killed at a high
— an act of senseless hate by a gun-
school in Santa Fe, Texas. In June, a
man with a semi-automatic rifle who
gunman shot dead five employees at
9. Climate change
killed 15 students and two staff mem- Worsening natural disasters
the Capital Gazette newspaper in An-
bers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas around the world intensified the fo-
napolis, Maryland. And in October,
High School. Previous mass shoot- cus on climate change; delegates at
11 people were killed at the Tree of
ings had prompted passionate calls a global summit in Poland negotiated
Life synagogue in Pittsburgh during
for tighter gun-control laws, but this an agreement on the next steps to
Shabbat morning services.
time was different. A group of stu- minimize harm.
dent survivors at the school, soon
joined by allies nationwide, launched 5. U.S. midterm elections 10. Khashoggi killing
the March for Our Lives movement With Donald Trump on the minds
For weeks, Saudi authorities is-
that organized massive walkouts and of many voters, Democrats managed
sued a variety of denials. But eventu-
peaceful protests at schools across to flip about 40 seats in the House
ally it became clear that Washington
the country. of Representatives to seize control
Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi
of that chamber from Republicans.
was killed on Oct. 2 inside the Saudi
Democrats also flipped several gov-
2. Trump-Russia probe ernorships around the country. But
Consulate in Istanbul. Khashoggi, a
Throughout 2018, Mueller’s team native of Saudi Arabia, was fiercely
the GOP boosted its slim majority in
investigated whether Trump’s cam- critical of its royal regime and the
the Senate and will have a 53-47 edge
paign colluded with Russia ahead Saudi role in the catastrophic war in
in the next session of Congress.
of the 2016 election and whether Yemen. The murder has had major
the president obstructed the inves- diplomatic repercussions, in part be-
tigation. The evidence so far shows 6. U.S. immigration cause of widespread belief that Saudi
a broad range of Trump associates Events along the U.S.-Mexico Arabia’s powerful crown prince, Mo-
had Russia-related contacts during border produced yearlong drama hammed bin Salman, was involved.
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Courtesy photo
Charger, a tiger at Cedarhill Animal Sanctuary in Caledonia, opens a present from his keepers in his enclosure
Tuesday. Charger is one of about 300 animals rescued and housed at the sanctuary, which is holding its annual
end-of-the-year raffle drawing for a weekend with the “big cats.”

Cedarhill
Continued from Page 1A
This is the third year dents at Mississippi State “You have lions at your $55 for 30, $90 for 50 and
Cedarhill has held the University who come for front door,” Amundson $190 for 100 tickets. It’s
raffle and director Nancy education purposes and said. a change from last year,
Gschwendtner said the of course the raffle win- The guests will have a said Amundson, when $20
winners have never left ner. tour of the sanctuary and only purchased one ticket.
disappointed. “The budget each can play with the cats, “Basically for the same
“People haven’t month here is between dogs and other domestic amount, you get more raf-
stopped gushing,” she $50,000 and $55,000 a animals. No one, includ- fle tickets,” she said.
said. month,” Gschwendtner ing Cedarhill employees, Amundson said last
The raffle is the only said. “And that’s just to ever touches or comes year’s weekend with the
opportunity for people keep it up to date and go- into any direct contact big cats was so successful
who aren’t volunteers at ing forward. So we really with the big cats, but that the winner, a Merid-
the sanctuary to visit Ce- count on these end-of- guests will still be able to
ian resident, has entered
darhill, which is closed to year donations to fill the participate in their “en-
again this year.
the public. Almost all of coffers.” richment,” an activity for
“She loved it,” Amund-
the animals housed there the big cats to keep them
— particularly the exotics from becoming bored. son said. “She said, ‘I can
such as lions and tigers — Close to the animals “(The guest) will pick a hear (roaring) all through
have been rescued from The raffle goes canvas and choose paints the night.’”
situations where they through Dec. 31, with and they will watch as the Gschwendtner agreed,
were abused or neglect- the winning ticket be- tiger or lion walks around calling Cedarhill her own
ed. ing drawn Jan. 2, 2019, on it or possibly rolls “nirvana.”
“Kay McElroy (Ce- said program developer around on it,” Gschwendt- “The bruised soul of-
darhill’s founder) just Karen Amundson. There ner said. “But it makes ten comes here and walks
feels that these animals will be one winner who its own unique painting. out better for it,” she said.
have all been exploit- can bring up to three Sometimes you get a re- “When you’re watching a
ed,” Gschwendtner said. guests for their choice of ally good paw print in it. three-legged dog climb
“They’ve all lost their weekend in 2019, though We’ve got little hairs in a fence and jump over it,
place in society through both Amundson and it from their tail or their how can you feel sorry for
no fault of their own. Most Gschwendtner say they coat. It’s kind of unique yourself? Or watching a
of them have no use for don’t recommend the and they really like that.” blind cat swat a fly in the
humans. We’ve let them summer, when the tem- Another activity for the air and getting it? ... Ce-
down.” perature is high and the big cats is to fill a piñata darhill makes you grow
That’s why none of the animals lethargic. with meat and let them as a person. It makes you
domestic animals, like The cabin where the open it more compassionate, if
dogs and cats, are up for guests will stay overnight “It brings them up and you have that in you.”
adoption and why Cedar- is right outside the enclo- close with the animal,”
hill isn’t open to visitors, sure that houses the sanc- she said.
she said — with some no- tuary’s two lions, Zeus Those wishing to enter
table exceptions like stu- and Sheba. can pay $20 for 10 tickets,

Courtesy image
Pictured is a rendering of Phase 1 of a planned downtown Columbus roundabout
project at Main and Second streets.

Roundabout
Continued from Page 1A
of-way,” he said. “About lane roundabout at Main Ward 5
the only exceptions look Street and Second Avenue Council-
to be right in front of Har- across from Island Road – man Ste-
vey’s and (a small frontage which would better flow phen Jones,
piece of) the lot across the traffic to The Island or the in whose
street used for Harvey’s Lowndes County Soccer ward the
employee parking.” Complex. project
Planned projects also area sits,
Overall project include pedestrian acces- said people Jones
sibility improvements at might not like the round-
The Main and Second
Main’s intersections with abouts at first but he
Street project is the first
Fifth and Sixth streets believes they will prefer
of a multi-phase, $4.5
and reducing the speed them over time.
million master plan to
limit in the corridor to 20 “They seem to work
improve safety and traf-
miles per hour. pretty well in other places
fic flow along the Main “People are speed- I’ve been that has them,”
Street downtown corri- ing through downtown,” Jones said. “People tend
dor, Stafford said. Stafford said. “But round- to hate change, but I
Because of the high abouts, unlike traffic guess it’s like technolo-
price tag, Stafford said signals, don’t force you gy. After a while, they get
MDOT has agreed to let to stop. They just force used to it.”
the city apply for grants in you to yield. … This also Jones acknowledged
phases. de-conflicts the un-sig- there’s no guarantee for
“We’re starting here (at naled intersections in the MDOT funding of future
Main and Second streets) corridor where traffic is projects in the master
because 60 percent of the stopped on (Second or plan, though he hopes to
accidents in that corridor Third Street) waiting for see the entire vision com-
happen near that intersec- all the traffic to clear out pleted.
tion, mostly from people before they can go. With “This intersection
going down the hill (west- a roundabout, all you have seems like the most im-
bound),” Stafford said. to do is make sure no one portant part because it’s
Ultimately, the city is coming from your left. where most of the (down-
hopes to add small round- “So, compared to what town) accidents happen,”
abouts at Main Street’s we have now, you’d be he said. “So even if we
intersections with Third able to get through down- don’t ever get money for
and Fourth streets, as town in less time, just at a the others, I could live
well as a large, multi- slower speed,” he added. with that.”
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Holiday event has plenty of flavor
CHS girls to play two of state’s best; Boys to face Caledonia, New Hope
By Adam Minichino
aminichino@cdispatch.com
Inside
n Schedule for Friday, Saturday. Page 3B
Phillip Morris hasn’t had a chance to
exhale yet. lumbus High’s coach, understands the im-
The process of coaching the Colum- portance of the Christmas Classic, which
bus High School boys basketball team is named in honor of the former score-
and putting the finishing touches on the keeper for Columbus High basketball and
22nd-annual Joe Horne Christmas Clas- longtime supporter of the school’s sports
sic, which will be this weekend at Colum- who died in 2003. He and his teammates
bus High, came to a head Thursday as handed out gift cards at the local Food Gi-
white sheets of papers with team names ant Supermarket in Columbus and helped
to correspond to their locker rooms were customers with their groceries as part of
laid out on the first few rows of bleachers their community service work under for-
on the left side of the gym. On the court, mer coach Sammy Smith.
Columbus High girls basketball coach Morris stayed involved in the prepa-
Dispatch File Photo
Yvonne Hairston surveyed her players ration and planning for the event the last
The packed house at the Columbus High School gymnasium reacts to a play during
as they practiced their free throws prior few years as an assistant coach on staff. the game between the New Hope and Columbus high boys basketball teams at the
to her team’s two marquee matchups in Following the departure of Anthony 21st-annual Joe Horne Christmas Classic last year. The teams will meet again at 8
the annual event. Carlyle last season, Morris shifted into p.m. Saturday (scheduled start time) in the final game of the two-day event, which
Morris, who is in his first season as Co- See JOE HORNE, 5B kicks off Friday.

RECREATION COLLEGE FOOTBALL
Short set
to begin
work on
leagues
for county
Coaches meetings,
registration will kick
off in January
By Adam Minichino
aminichino@cdispatch.com

Roger Short is optimis-
tic, curious, and anxious
at the same time.
After serving for more
than 12
years at the
execut ive
director for
the Colum-
b u s - L ow n -
des Rec-
re at ion
Short Authorit y Kelly Donoho/Mississippi State Athletic Media Relations
(CL R A ), Mississippi State junior defensive lineman Jeffery Simmons, shown in a game against Stephen F. Austin, earned third-team All-America
Short has been in his cur- honors from The Associated Press after a regular season that saw him make 59 tackles, 14 1/2 for loss, one sack, one forced fumble,
and four pass breakups. His 14.5 tackles for loss ranked fourth in the Southeastern Conference. Forty-five of his 59 tackles came in
rent capacity as recreation SEC play, which led all SEC defensive lineman. His 30 career tackles for a loss are seventh in school history. Two more would tie him
manager for the Lowndes for sixth with Tyrone Keys. He is one tackle for a loss short of cracking the top five in school history for single-season tackles for a loss.
County Recreation De-

Simmons declares for nfl draft
partment (LCRD) since
October 2017, when he
assumed leadership on an
interim basis.
Short’s experience
dealing with youth sports By Bret t Hudson while I can,” Simmons said. “Af-
in Lowndes County and bhudson@cdispatch.com Junior defensive lineman from Macon says he will ter that, everything’s business.”
sports throughout the
state, region, and country STARKVILLE — Jeffery play final game as Bulldog vs. Iowa in Outback Bowl Simmons has terrorized the
Southeastern Conference the
gives him a unique per- Simmons knows time is of the last two seasons. This season,
spective about the viabil- essence. and focus on the bowl game,” The most recent mock drafts his 14 1/2 tackles for a loss and
ity of the LCRD’s T-Ball, As he was con- Simmons said. “I don’t want to from CBS Sports, ESPN, USA six quarterback hurries helped
baseball, and softball sidering whether go down there with, ‘Are you Today, and SB Nation have Sim- him earn third-team All-Ameri-
leagues, which will begin 2018 would be leaving? Are you leaving?’ It’s mons going in the first round. ca honors from The Associated
in 2019. Registration for his last season as the right time. No distractions Before that, though, Simmons Press.
the leagues will start Jan. a member of the for me or my teammates.” said he will play when No. 18 Expectations always were
2, 2019, and run through Mississippi State The right time arrived Thurs- MSU (8-4) takes on Iowa (8-4) high for Simmons, who was
Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. football team, the day, when the defensive tackle at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019 considered the best player
The first meeting — for all last few weeks from Macon, who is widely pro- (ESPN2), in the Outback Bowl in the state coming out of
baseball coaches — will Simmons weighed on his jected to be a first-round pick in at Raymond James Stadium in Noxubee County High School,
be from 6-7 p.m. Wednes- mind. the NFL draft this spring, an- Tampa, Florida. according to the 247 Sports
day, Jan. 9, 2019, at the “It was the right time be- nounced he will enter the draft “Our big thing is to focus Composite.
See SHORT, 4B cause I want to go down there and forego his senior season. on the bowl game and have fun See SIMMONS, 4B

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL WOMEN’S COLLEGE
SEC will offer true BASKETBALL

barometer for No. 17 No. 4 Bulldogs post
MSU after fast start another easy win
STARKVILLE game to ensure

B
en Howland it received the By TIM BOOTH
did every- proper buildup. The Associated Press
thing he Following a
could to convince 98-87 come-from- SEAT TLE — If there was any question how
fans of the Missis- behind victory the No. 4 Mississippi State women’s basketball
sippi State men’s against Wofford team would respond to its first loss of the season,
basketball team Brett Hudson on Wednesday it took only a few minutes for coach Vic Schaefer
about Wofford. night, which to get his answer.
He was willing to came four days See MSU WOMEN, 4B
Kelly Donoho/Mississippi State Athletic Media Relations
distribute highlight clips after an even better vic-
Mississippi State’s Aric Holman eyes a jump shot
to media members. He tory against Cincinnati, Wednesday night against Wofford at Humphrey Coliseum. Game 13
created the time for a me- Howland’s team is riding He had 18 points in the Bulldogs’ come-from-behind n Louisiana, 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30
dia availability before the See HUDSON, 4B 98-87 victory. (SEC Network +; WKBB-FM 100.9, WFCA-FM 107.9).
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COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Lewis’ career-high effort
Marshall at Texas A&M, 1 p.m. 11. Oregon State (8-1) beat Duke 3-Point Goals—Arkansas 6-25 (Dun-
Thursday’s Men’s Murray State at Auburn, 3:30 p.m. 71-57. Next: vs. Cal State Bakersfield, gee 2-11, Mason 2-4, Monk 1-2, Tolefree 0-5,
Major Scores (SEC Network)
Florida Gulf Coast vs. Florida, 4 p.m. (FS2)
Saturday, Dec. 29.
12. Texas (8-2) beat Texas-Rio Grande
Northcross-Baker 0-1, Zimmerman 1-2), Tulsa
5-17 (Polk 0-1, Bittle 1-6, Brady 4-5, Gaulden
EAST
Albany (NY) 77, Manhattan 67 Kentucky at North Carolina, 4:15 p.m. (WCBI) Valley 81-56. Next: vs. Northwestern State, 0-5). Assists—Arkansas 7 (Mason 3), Tulsa
Fordham 75, James Madison 48 Vanderbilt vs. Kansas State, 6 p.m. (ESPN2) Saturday, Dec. 29. 12 (Gaulden 5). Fouled Out—Tulsa Lewis. Re-
Wright State at Mississippi State, 6 p.m. 13. Minnesota (10-0) did not play. Next: bounds—Arkansas 41 (Williams 10), Tulsa 50

lifts Alabama past Virginia
Holy Cross 65, Canisius 63
Pittsburgh 99, New Orleans 57 (SEC Network) vs. Wisconsin, Saturday. (Brady 9). Total Fouls—Arkansas 14, Tulsa 17.
Yale 66, Monmouth (NJ) 58 Illinois vs. Missouri, 7 p.m. (Big Ten Network) 14. California (8-0) did not play. Next: vs. A—1,222.
Sunday’s Games No. 1 UConn, Saturday.
SOUTH
Appalachian St. 99, Milligan 60 No games scheduled 15. Syracuse (9-2) did not play. Next: vs. Auburn 86,
Duquesne, Friday.
Duke 69, Texas Tech 58
FIU 108, Florida Memorial 67 Thursday’s Women’s 16. Iowa (8-2) did not play. Next: at Drake, North Carolina 81, OT
AUBURN (10-1): Thompson 10-18 1-3 21,
Kennesaw St. 90, Southeastern 72 Major Scores Friday.
From Special Reports
N. Kentucky 65, N. Illinois 62
South Alabama 86, Mobile 47 Cornell 62, Lafayette 59
EAST
17. Arizona State (9-2) beat Fresno State
68-52. Next: at Arizona, Sunday, Dec. 30.
18. Kentucky (11-1) did not play. Next: vs.
Alexander 3-12 0-0 6, Jones 3-12 0-0 7, McK-
ay 5-18 10-13 21, Primm 9-12 0-0 18, Howard
1-2 0-0 3, Jackson 0-1 0-0 0, Benton 1-5 0-0
Roundup
Tennessee Tech 91, Savannah St. 80 2, Moore 2-5 0-0 6, Sanders 0-0 2-2 2, Totals
Winthrop 88, Md.-Eastern Shore 74 Lehigh 72, LIU Brooklyn 38
Maryland 77, Delaware 53
Murray State, Friday.
19. Marquette (9-2) did not play. Next: vs. 34-85 13-18 86. WINTER PARK, Fla. —
MIDWEST
Ball St. 98, Howard 71 Md.-Eastern Shore 86, Mount St. Mary’s 73 No. 2 Notre Dame, Saturday.
20. DePaul (9-3) beat Loyola of Chicago
NORTH CAROLINA (8-5): Bailey 4-7 0-0
8, Bennett 7-12 3-3 19, Jones 0-2 0-0 0, Koenen Jordan Lewis had a career-high Tennessee, Kermit Davis will lead
Creighton 110, Coe College 60 Providence 48, N. Kentucky 43
Miami (Ohio) 79, SC State 55 Saint Joseph’s 61, Sacred Heart 44 102-76. Next: vs. Creighton, Saturday, Dec. 29. 6-11 0-0 13, Watts 6-13 0-0 16, Murray 2-3 0-0
4, Church 1-2 2-2 5, Kea 6-12 3-4 16, Totals
25 points Thursday night to push his new team against his old team
21. Gonzaga (11-1) beat Idaho 88-51.
Notre Dame 100, Jacksonville 74
Purdue 95, Ohio 67
West Virginia 90, Towson 43
Yale 58, CCSU 46
Next: at Loyola Marymount, Saturday, Dec. 29. 32-62 8-9 81. the Alabama women’s basketball when the Ole Miss men’s basket-
22. Michigan State (9-1) beat FAU 89-74. Auburn 18 16 13 22 17 — 86
Purdue Fort Wayne 106, Siena Heights 45
W. Illinois 81, Chicago St. 52
SOUTH Next: vs. No. 16 Iowa, Sunday, Dec. 30. North Carolina 21 8 17 23 12 — 81 team to a 64-52 victory against ball team (8-2) takes on Middle
Alabama 64, Virginia 52 3-Point Goals—Auburn 5-22 (Alexan-
SOUTHWEST
Houston 60, Utah St. 50 Alabama A&M 63, North Florida 62
23. Texas A&M (9-2) did not play. Next:
vs. Prairie View A&M, Friday. der 0-3, Jones 1-8, McKay 1-4, Howard 1-2, Virginia at the Florida Sunshine Tennessee State (3-8) at 7 p.m.
North Texas 77, Ark.-Pine Bluff 66
UTSA 64, Texas A&M-CC 50
Auburn 86, North Carolina 81
Bethune-Cookman 64, Kennesaw St. 61
24. Miami (9-3) lost to Vanderbilt 90-65.
Next: vs. Alabama, Friday.
Benton 0-1, Moore 2-4), North Carolina 9-26
(Bailey 0-1, Bennett 2-6, Koenen 1-3, Watts Classic on the campus of Rollins Friday (CBS Sports Network) at
FAR WEST Creighton 83, South Florida 76 25. South Carolina (6-4) did not play.
Next: vs. Temple, Friday.
4-9, Church 1-2, Kea 1-5). Assists—Auburn
8 (McKay 4), North Carolina 20 (Bennett College. Bridgestone Arena.
CS Bakersfield 76, Portland St. 71 FIU 75, Alcorn St. 40
Long Beach St. 67, Pepperdine 66 Furman 77, Fairfield 70 No. 4 Mississippi St. 103,
8). Fouled Out—North Carolina Bailey. Re-
bounds—Auburn 46 (Thompson 18), North
With the win, the Crimson This will be the third-straight
Seattle 102, Prairie View 64 Georgia St. 65, NC Central 54
Washington 56 Carolina 40 (Watts 9). Total Fouls—Auburn 17, Tide improved to 8-4, while the year — and sixth time in the last
The Associated Press Georgia Tech 84, Seton Hall 73 North Carolina 20. A—0.
Grambling St. 65, Indiana 62 MISSISSIPPI STATE (11-1): Bibby 6-11
Cavaliers dropped to 4-7. eight seasons — the Rebels and
Men’s Top 25 Fared High Point 66, American U. 61 2-2 15, Howard 5-8 5-6 16, McCowan 6-8 1-1
Utah 74, Florida 58
Thursday Jacksonville 105, Warner 55
13, Danberry 9-17 2-3 20, Holmes 3-5 2-2 8,
Carter 4-6 0-0 8, Campbell 0-0 0-0 0, Espi- FLORIDA (3-8): Moore 4-6 2-2 12, Robin- Lewis also grabbed six re- the Blue Raiders will square off.
1. Kansas (10-0) did not play. Next: at No. son 1-1 4-4 6, Johnson 3-5 0-0 6, Nakkasoglu
18 Arizona State, Saturday.
LSU 76, Louisiana-Lafayette 54
Miami 90, Vanderbilt 65
noza-Hunter 4-7 0-0 11, Scott 2-4 0-0 4, Tate
1-1 0-0 2, Taylor 0-1 3-4 3, Wiggins 1-4 0-0 3, 3-8 0-0 7, Washington 2-7 2-3 6, Williams 7-9 bounds and had three assists. Jas- Davis, a native of Leakesville,
2. Duke (11-1) beat No. 12 Texas Tech
69-58. Next: vs. Clemson, Saturday, Jan. 5.
Middle Tennessee 67, UNC-Asheville 46 Totals 41-72 15-18 103. 0-1 14, de Oliveira 1-2 0-0 2, Rainey 1-4 1-2
3, Smith 1-7 0-0 2, Staples 0-0 0-0 0, Totals mine Walker picked up her third is in his first year at Ole Miss after
Missouri St. 82, Louisiana Tech 70 WASHINGTON (7-5): Henson 1-5 0-0 2,
3. Tennessee (9-1) did not play. Next: vs.
Wake Forest, Saturday. Rice 56, Coastal Carolina 52 Johnson 4-11 0-0 10, Melgoza 0-7 3-4 3, Moser 23-49 9-12 58.
UTAH (10-0): Edwards 6-10 0-0 12, Huff
double-double with 18 points and spending the past 16 seasons at
1-4 0-0 3, Peterson 2-7 3-4 8, Rooks 2-3 0-0 6,
4. Michigan (11-0) did not play. Next: vs.
Air Force, Saturday.
Southern Miss. 59, SE Louisiana 52
Stetson 69, Florida A&M 44 Van Dyke 2-3 0-4 4, Watkins 2-3 1-2 5, Rees 6-13 6-6 21, Bean 4-5 2-2 10, Gylten 0-4 1-2 1,
Provo 6-13 2-2 18, Becker 0-1 2-2 2, Torres 1-2
12 rebounds. Junior Cierra John- Middle Tennessee and becoming
5. Virginia (10-0) did not play. Next: vs.
William & Mary, Saturday.
UAB 86, Coppin St. 61 2-6 0-0 4, Griggsby 4-10 0-0 11, Hagstrom 0-1
0-0 0, Totals 20-60 7-14 56. 0-0 2, Cruz 0-0 0-0 0, Moore 3-6 0-0 6, Porter son had 10 points. the winningest coach in school
UMBC 73, Morgan St. 68 0-1 2-2 2, Totals 26-55 15-16 74.
6. Nevada (11-0) did not play. Next: vs. Virginia Tech 69, Dayton 57
Mississippi St. 28 28 20 27 —103
Washington 7 14 17 18 — 56 Florida 18 15 14 11 — 58 Alabama will take on No. 24 history in Sun Belt Conference
Akron, Saturday. Utah 26 18 10 20 —74
7. Auburn (9-2) did not play. Next: vs. Mur-
MIDWEST
Akron 74, Jackson St. 57
3-Point Goals—Mississippi St. 6-11
(Bibby 1-2, Howard 1-1, Danberry 0-1, Espi- 3-Point Goals—Florida 3-13 (Moore Miami (Fla.) at 5:15 p.m. Friday history.
ray State, Saturday.
8. Gonzaga (10-2) did not play. Next: vs. Butler 66, Ohio St. 53 noza-Hunter 3-5, Wiggins 1-2), Washington
9-26 (Johnson 2-5, Moser 1-3, Peterson 1-5,
2-4, Johnson 0-2, Nakkasoglu 1-4, de Oliveira
0-1, Smith 0-2), Utah 7-23 (Huff 3-7, Bean 0-1, to close out the Florida Sunshine Ole Miss is coming off a 90-70
Denver, Friday. DePaul 102, Loyola of Chicago 76
9. North Carolina (8-2) did not play. Next: Florida St. 87, Milwaukee 62 Rooks 2-2, Van Dyke 0-1, Rees 0-2, Griggs- Gylten 0-3, Provo 4-8, Becker 0-1, Moore 0-2,
Porter 0-1). Assists—Florida 12 (Smith 4), Utah Classic. victory against Chattanooga.
by 3-7, Hagstrom 0-1). Assists—Mississippi
vs. No. 19 Kentucky, Saturday.
10. Michigan State (9-2) did not play.
Illinois St. 72, Saint Louis 67
Kansas 66, Northwestern 57 St. 19 (Bibby 4), Washington 17 (Peterson 4). 15 (Gylten 7). Rebounds—Florida 27 (Wash-
ington 6), Utah 31 (Edwards 8). Total Fouls—
n Southern Mississippi 59, Middle Tennessee has lost its
Rebounds—Mississippi St. 45 (McCowan 13),
Next: vs. Oakland, Friday.
11. Florida State (10-1) did not play. Next:
Kansas St. 70, Cent. Arkansas 54
Louisville 72, Cent. Michigan 68
Washington 25 (Van Dyke 6). Total Fouls—Mis- Florida 16, Utah 19. A—751. Southeastern Louisiana 52: At last seven games. It is coming off
vs. Saint Louis, Saturday.
12. Texas Tech (10-1) lost to No. 2 Duke
Michigan St. 89, FAU 74
sissippi St. 15, Washington 17. A—1,669. LSU 76, Hammond, Louisiana, Camille an 84-62 loss to Toledo on Dec. 15.
69-58. Next: vs. Texas-Rio Grande Valley, North Dakota 62, W. Michigan 50 No. 24 Miami 90, Louisiana-Lafayette 54 Anderson had 11 of her 14 points n Alabama will take on
South Dakota 67, Loyola Marymount 40
Friday, Dec. 28.
13. Virginia Tech (10-1) did not Texas 81, Rio Grande 66 Vanderbilt 65 LSU (7-3): Mitchell 5-7 1-2 12, Aifuwa
5-10 2-5 12, Norton 4-9 2-2 10, Pointer 3-9 in the final quarter Thursday to Penn State in final home game
play. Next: vs. Maryland-Eastern Shore, UMKC 80, SIU-Edwardsville 75 MIAMI (10-2): Mompremier 8-13 0-2 16,
1-2 7, Richard-Harris 3-7 0-0 9, Farley 0-0 0-0
Friday, Dec. 28. UNC-Greensboro 49, E. Michigan 44
Hof 11-15 3-5 25, Cornelius 4-5 0-0 11, Gray
7-9 2-2 18, Marshall 3-6 0-0 7, Huston 3-4 0-0 0, Bidikuindila 0-1 0-0 0, Ashman 0-0 0-0 0, lead the Lady Eagles (8-4) to their of 2018: At Tuscaloosa, Alabama,
14. Buffalo (11-0) did not play. Next: at Washington St. 85, Wichita St. 59
No. 20 Marquette, Friday. Youngstown St. 76, Thiel 53
6, Mortensen 1-4 0-0 3, Banks 1-4 0-0 2, Ma-
son 1-2 0-1 2, Ripley 0-1 0-0 0, Totals 39-63
Brooks 4-8 2-2 10, Cherry 7-10 0-0 15, Seay 0-2
1-2 1, Spencer 0-0 0-0 0, Totals 31-63 9-15 76. first road victory of the season. the Crimson Tide (7-3) will play
15. Ohio State (10-1) did not play. Next:
vs. UCLA, Saturday.
SOUTHWEST
Arkansas 61, Tulsa 59
5-10 90. LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE (2-8): Daniels
1-2 1-2 3, Doucet 3-5 5-6 11, Goodwin 5-15 Southern Miss scored 27 host to the Nittany Lions (6-5) at
VANDERBILT (4-7): Fasoula 10-17 1-2
16. Wisconsin (9-2) did not play. Next: vs.
Grambling State, Saturday. Lamar 82, Pacific 66 21, Horrocks 3-7 0-0 6, Carter 6-10 0-0 12, 0-0 12, Morrison 4-9 0-0 10, Williams 2-8 1-2
5, Bess 1-5 2-2 4, Cournoyer 3-7 1-2 8, Rive-
points in the final quarter to erase 8 p.m. Friday (SEC Network) in
TCU 72, Sam Houston St. 59 Clemons-Green 1-9 0-0 2, Walker 4-7 0-0 11,
17. Mississippi State (10-1) did not play.
Next: vs. Wright State, Saturday. Texas A&M-CC 73, Texas Lutheran 49 Cambridge 1-5 2-3 4, Hall 3-6 2-3 9, Welch 0-0 ra 0-0 0-0 0, Womack 0-0 1-2 1, Totals 19-51
11-16 54.
a 10-point deficit at the start of the their final home game of the year
0-0 0, Totals 28-61 5-8 65.
18. Arizona State (8-2) did not play. Next:
vs. No. 1 Kansas, Saturday.
Texas Southern 72, Huston-Tillotson 36
Texas-Arlington 53, UTSA 48 Miami 29 22 21 18 — 90 LSU 15 16 23 22 —76 fourth quarter. at Coleman Coliseum.
La.-Lafayette 12 11 18 13 —54
19. Kentucky (8-2) did not play. Next: vs.
No. 9 North Carolina, Saturday.
UTEP 84, W. Illinois 72
Vanderbilt 14 16 20 15 — 65
3-Point Goals—Miami 7-17 (Corne- 3-Point Goals—LSU 5-11 (Mitchell “I’m really proud,” Southern Alabama will honor the late
FAR WEST 1-1, Pointer 0-1, Richard-Harris 3-5, Brooks
20. Marquette (9-2) did not play. Next: vs. Arizona St. 68, Fresno St. 52
lius 3-4, Gray 2-4, Marshall 1-3, Mortensen
1-3, Banks 0-2, Mason 0-1), Vanderbilt 4-16 0-2, Cherry 1-2), Louisiana-Lafayette 5-16 Miss coach Joye Lee-McNelis C.M. Newton at halftime. The
No. 14 Buffalo, Friday.
21. Houston (11-0) beat Utah State 60-50. Colorado 81, Samford 39
Gonzaga 88, Idaho 51
(Clemons-Green 0-5, Walker 3-5, Cambridge
0-3, Hall 1-3). Assists—Miami 24 (Cornelius
(Goodwin 2-4, Morrison 2-5, Williams 0-3,
Cournoyer 1-4). Assists—LSU 19 (Pointer said. “Megan Brown played really Hall of Fame coach took the
Next: vs. Coppin State, Sunday.
22. Indiana (10-2) did not play. Next: vs. La Salle 62, Pepperdine 55 6), Vanderbilt 16 (Clemons-Green 6). Fouled 7), Louisiana-Lafayette 6 (Cournoyer 3). Re-
bounds—LSU 42 (Aifuwa 8), Louisiana-La-
hard for the entire game, as did Crimson Tide program to un-
Jacksonville, Saturday. Mississippi St. 103, Washington 56 Out—Miami Mortensen, Rebounds—Miami
23. Iowa (9-2) did not play. Next: vs. Nevada 67, Seattle 54 39 (Mompremier 13), Vanderbilt 23 (Carter 7). fayette 25 (Doucet 5). Total Fouls—LSU 17,
Louisiana-Lafayette 14. A—1,448.
Alarie Mayze, In the fourth quar- precedented heights of achieve-
Total Fouls—Miami 15, Vanderbilt 12. A—397.
Savannah State, Saturday.
24. Furman (12-0) did not play. Next: at
New Mexico 74, Stephen F. Austin 33 ter — (former Starkville High ment from 1968-80 and was
Oregon 82, Air Force 36
Alabama 64, Virginia 52 SEC Women
LSU, Friday.
25. Nebraska (9-2) did not play. Next: vs.
Oregon St. 71, Duke 57 VIRGINIA (4-7): Jones 2-5 0-0 4, Jablo- Conf. Pct. Overall Pct. School standout) Kelsey Jones instrumental in recruiting the
Sacramento St. 65, Hampton 61 Kentucky 0-0 .000 11-1 .916
Cal State Fullerton, Saturday.
Santa Clara 75, Grand Canyon 55
nowski 2-6 4-4 8, Tinsley 4-13 1-2 11, Toussaint
4-16 2-2 12, Willoughby 4-15 0-0 10, Payne 2-6 Miss. State 0-0 .000 11-1 .916 gave us something. She steps first African-American scholar-
Southeastern South Alabama 68, New Mexico St. 67 0-0 4, Caldwell 0-1 0-0 0, Martinsen 1-4 0-0 3, Auburn 0-0 .000 10-1 .909
up in the fourth quarter, Camille ship athlete at Alabama, Wendell
UC Riverside 71, Weber St. 39 Totals 19-66 7-8 52. Tennessee 0-0 .000 8-1 .889
Conference Men Utah 74, Florida 58 ALABAMA (8-4): Benjamin 0-7 0-0 0, Co- Texas A&M 0-0 .000 9-2 .818 Anderson hits big shots for us, Hudson, in 1968.
Conf. Pct. Overall Pct. Wyoming 77, S. Dakota St. 70 peland 1-3 0-0 2, Walker 7-14 1-1 18, Abrams Arkansas 0-0 .000 10-3 .769
Miss. State 0-0 .000 10-1 .909 1-5 2-2 4, Lewis 9-17 2-4 25, Craig Cruce 0-2 Missouri 0-0 .000 9-3 .750 Daishai Almond plays well for us Alabama is coming off a victo-
Tennessee 0-0 .000 9-1 .900 The AP Women’s 0-0 0, Knight 1-2 0-0 2, Barber 0-1 0-0 0, Berry LSU 0-0 .000 7-3 .700
Auburn 0-0 .000 9-2 .818 0-0 0-0 0, Johnson 3-12 3-4 10, Wade 1-4 1-3 Alabama 0-0 .000 8-4 .667 in the fourth quarter as well.” ry against Liberty on Tuesday in
Kentucky 0-0 .000 8-2 .800 Top 25 Fared 3, Totals 23-67 9-14 64. Georgia 0-0 .000 7-4 .636
Ole Miss 0-0 .000 8-2 .800 Thursday Virginia 9 17 16 10 —52 S. Carolina 0-0 .000 6-4 .600 Jones had 17 points, seven re- the Rocket City Classic in Hunts-
Vanderbilt 0-0 .000 7-2 .778 1. Connecticut (10-0) did not play. Next: at Ole Miss 0-0 .000 5-8 .385
LSU 0-0 .000 8-3 .727 No. 14 California, Saturday.
Alabama 17 19 16 12 —64
3-Point Goals—Virginia 7-26 (Jablonowski Vanderbilt 0-0 .000 4-7 .363 bounds, two blocked shots, and ville, Alabama.
Alabama
Arkansas
0-0 .000 7-3
0-0 .000 7-3
.667
.700
2. Notre Dame (10-1) did not play. Next: at
No. 19 Marquette, Saturday.
0-1, Tinsley 2-7, Toussaint 2-7, Willoughby 2-7,
Martinsen 1-4), Alabama 9-23 (Benjamin 0-4,
Florida 0-0 .000 3-8 .272
one steal in 23 minutes off the Penn State is coming off a 73-
Missouri
Georgia
0-0 .000 7-3
0-0 .000 6-4
.700
.600
3. Louisville (12-0) beat Central Michigan
72-68. Next: vs. North Carolina, Thursday,
Walker 3-5, Abrams 0-1, Lewis 5-9, Craig Cruce
0-1, Johnson 1-3). Assists—Virginia 13 (Toussaint
Thursday’s Games
Arkansas 61, Tulsa 59
bench. 67 victory against Duquesne on
Florida
Texas A&M
0-0 .000 6-4
0-0 .000 5-4
.600
.556
Jan. 3.
4. Mississippi State (11-1) beat
7), Alabama 11 (Abrams 3). Rebounds—Virginia
47 (Jablonowski 10), Alabama 47 (Walker 12).
Utah 74, Florida 58
Alabama 64, Virginia 52
“Kelsey has to decide she Wednesday.
S. Carolina 0-0 .000 4-6 .400 Washington 103-56. Next: vs. Louisiana- Total Fouls—Virginia 13, Alabama 13. A—298. Auburn 86, North Carolina 81, OT wants to be the anchor inside,” n Southern Mississippi
Lafayette, Sunday, Dec. 30. LSU 76, Louisiana-Lafayette 54
Thursday’s Games 5. Maryland (11-0) beat Delaware 77-33. Arkansas 61, Tulsa 59 Miami 90, Vanderbilt 65 Lee-McNelis said. “We have to will wrap up non-conference
No games scheduled Next: at Penn State, Friday, Dec. 28. ARKANSAS (10-3): Williams 3-5 0-1 6, Mississippi State 103, Washington 56
Today’s Games 6. Baylor (8-0) did not play. Next: vs. Tex- Dungee 7-24 7-10 23, Mason 2-6 0-0 6, Monk Today’s Games continue to push as a staff, but I’m play against South Dakota: At
Ole Miss vs. Middle Tennessee, 7 p.m.
Furman at LSU, 7 p.m.
as-Rio Grande Valley, Monday.
7. Oregon (10-1) beat Air Force 82-36.
5-13 1-3 12, Tolefree 3-8 0-0 6, Thomas 0-1 0-0
0, Gaulden 2-2 0-0 4, Northcross-Baker 0-1 0-0
Murray State at Kentucky, 11 a.m.
Georgia Southern at Georgia, Noon really proud of her progress.” Vermillion, South Dakota, the
Penn State at Alabama, 8 p.m.
(SEC Network)
Next: vs. UC Irvine, Friday.
8. Stanford (7-1) did not play. Next: at
0, Zimmerman 1-3 1-2 4, Totals 23-63 9-16 61.
TULSA (5-7): Lewis 3-6 1-2 7, Polk 7-16
Missouri at Illinois, Noon
Alabama vs. Miami, 5:15 p.m.
Men Golden Eagles (7-4) will conclude
Saturday’s Games
Wake Forest at Tennessee, 11 a.m. (ESPN2)
Buffalo, Friday.
9. Tennessee (8-1) did not play. Next: vs.
6-6 20, Bittle 1-8 0-0 3, Brady 6-13 0-0 16, Les-
cay 3-9 1-2 7, Scales 0-1 0-0 0, Gaulden 3-12
Temple at South Carolina, 6 p.m.
(SEC Network)
n Ole Miss, Middle non-conference play at 7 p.m. Fri-
Georgia at Georgia Tech, 11 a.m. (ESPNU) ETSU, Friday. 0-3 6, Moutry 0-1 0-0 0, Totals 23-66 8-13 59. East Tennessee State at Tennessee, 6 p.m. Tennessee ready for Battle day against the Coyotes (6-6) of
Clemson at South Carolina, 1 p.m. (ESPN2) 10. N.C. State (11-0) did not play. Next: at Arkansas 18 8 13 22 — 61 Prairie View at Texas A&M, 6:30 p.m.
Texas State at Arkansas, 1 p.m. (SEC Network) Chattanooga, Friday. Tulsa 17 10 16 16 — 59 Vanderbilt vs. Creighton, 7:30 p.m. at Bridgestone: At Nashville, the Summit League.

Oregon’s Ionescu sets triple-double mark
By The Associated Press
Top 25 Women’s points, hitting five 3s.
n No. 17 Arizona
EUGENE, Ore. — It Roundup State 68, Fresno State
took only 19 seconds for Sa- 52: At tempe, Arizona,
brina Ionescu to show she’s tral Michigan to improve to Courtney Ekmark scored
mortal after all. 12-0 for the second straight 17 points to help Arizona
Her missed free throw season. State beat Fresno State for
snapped a streak of 22 Durr scored 11 straight its seventh consecutive vic-
makes, but that was about Louisville points down the tory.
the only flaw Thursday. stretch. Sam Fuehring Kianna Ibis added 15
Ionescu set an NCAA added 14 points for the Car- points for the Sun Devils (9-
record with her 13th tri- dinals. Reyna Frost had 22 2). Aly Gamez led the Bull-
ple-double and Ruthy points and 13 rebounds for dogs (6-4) with 16 points,
Hebard had 20 points on Central Michigan (8-2). and Candice White had 15.
9-for-9 shooting to lead No. n No. 5 Maryland 77, n No. 20 DePaul 102,
7 Oregon past Air Force 82- Delaware 53: At Newark, Loyola-Chicago 76: At
36. Delaware, Shakira Aus- Chicago, Chante Stonewall
“I guess, awesome,” Io- tin had 17 points and 13 scored 14 points, Rebekah
nescu said nonchalantly of rebounds, Kaila Charles Dahlman had 12 points and
her accomplishment. “Just added 16 points and 11 re- 13 rebounds and DePaul
another day.” bounds and Maryland beat breezed to its sixth straight
The junior All-America Delaware to improve to 11- victory.
guard, who had shared the 0. Lexi Held added 13
career mark with former Stephanie Jones and points for DePaul (9-3),
BYU men’s player Kyle Col- Taylor Mikesell each had Ashton Millender and Son-
linsworth, finished with 17 15 points, with Mikesell hit- ya Morris each had 12, and
points, 11 rebounds and 13 ting five 3-pointers. Mart’e Grays ran her dou-
assists for the Ducks (10- Makeda Nicholas had ble-figure scoring streak to
1) in her 82nd game. She 12 points for Delaware (4- five with 11 points.
broke the record with her 7) before leaving with an n No. 21 Gonzaga
10th rebound during the injury with 7:28 to play. 88, Idaho 51: At Spo-
fourth quarter. n No. 11 Oregon State kane, Washington, Zykera
Having the mark to her- 71, Duke 57: At Corvallis, Rice scored 16 points, Jenn
self came as a relief. Oregon, Destiny Slocum Wirth a career night off
“It definitely is nice,” made five 3-pointers and the bench and Gonzaga
Ionescu said. “Walking scored 21 points to help Or- beat Idaho for its seventh
around I always hear peo- egon State beat Duke 71-57 straight victory.
ple tell me, ‘Oh, you need- on Thursday night. Wirth matched her ca-
ed a few more rebounds to Kat Tudor had 15 points reer high with 12 points
break the record,’ and I feel with four 3-pointers and and had career highs of 10
like I don’t really focus on it Mikayla Pivec added nine rebounds and four blocked
too much, but hearing it all points, eight rebounds and shots. Chandler Smith
the time definitely starts to six assists for the Beavers and Jessie Loera added 11
get to you. (9-2). points for Gonzaga (11-1).
“I’m happy it’s behind Haley Gorecki had 18 n No. 22 Michigan
me now and I can just focus points, 11 rebounds and State 89, Florida Atlan-
on what I can do in order for three steals for Blue Devils tic 74: At East Lansing,
us to win.” (6-4). Michigan, Jenna Allen had
Acting coach Mark n No. 12 Texas 81, 23 points and 10 rebounds,
Campbell subbed out Io- UT Rio Grand Valley 66: Nia Clouden tied her ca-
nescu and Hebard with At Edinburg, Texas, Jatarie reer high with 18 points
five minutes to play. He White had 20 points and 12 Michigan State beat Flor-
filled in with head coach rebounds and Texas pulled ida Atlantic for its seventh
Kelly Graves serving a two- away in the second half to straight victory.
game NCAA suspension beat UT Rio Grande Valley. Sidney Cooks added 15
for allowing violations by Joyner Holmes added 15 points and nine rebounds
an assistant strength coach points, five rebounds, four for the Spartans (10-1).
during practice two sea- assists and two steals for n No. 24 Miami 90,
sons ago. the Longhorns (9-2). Sug Vanderbilt 65: At Winter
n No. 3 Louisville 72, Sutton had 13 points and Park, Florida, Emese Hof
Central Michigan 68: At nine assists. had 25 points on 11-of-15
Mount Pleasant, Michigan, Quynne Huggins had shooting and 11 rebounds,
Asia Durr scored 26 of her 25 points, making 7 of 14 and Beatrice Mompremier
31 points in the second half 3-pointers, to lead the Va- added 16 points and 13 re-
and Louisville held off Cen- queros (6-5). Turk added 17 bounds for Miami.
The Dispatch • www.cdispatch.com Friday, December 21, 2018 3b

briefly CALENDAR Basketball
LIMITED: LB Jordan Jenkins (ankle). FULL:
WR Robby Anderson (ankle/back), OL Kelvin
Beachum (knee), RB Trenton Cannon (toe), DB
Football Championship
Subdivision Playoffs
NBA Morris Claiborne (shoulder), QB Sam Darnold
Championship
Mississippi State Prep Basketball
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L Pct GB
(foot), OL Jonatthan Harrison (wrist), WR Jer-
maine Kearse (calf), TE Jordan Leggett (knee),
OL Spencer Long (toe/knee/finger), RB Elijah
Saturday, Jan. 5
At Toyota Stadium
Pichaikool ranked in Arnold Palmer Cup’s Today’s Games Toronto
Philadelphia
24 9 .727 —
21 12 .636 3
McGuire (ankle/quadricep), DB Buster Skrine
(shoulder), DL Leonard Williams (elbow), OL
Frisco, Texas
North Dakota State (14-0) vs. Eastern
Noxubee County at West Point Washington (12-2), 11 a.m.
International Top Six Boston 18 12 .600 4½ Brian Winters (finger).
MINNESOTA VIKINGS at DETROIT
STARKVILLE — Rated the 15th best collegiate golfer by Golfstat
following a strong fall campaign, Mississippi State men’s golf junior
Lafayette at Aberdeen
Columbus Christian at Delta Academy
Brooklyn
New York
15 18 .455 9
9 24 .273 15
Southeast Division
LIONS — VIKINGS: DNP: LB Eric Kendricks
(hamstring). LIMITED: WR Chad Beebe
Golf PGA Schedule
W L Pct GB (hamstring), TE David Morgan (knee), G Mike Jan. 3-6 — Sentry Tournament of
Peng Pichaikool once again finds himself among the nation’s best. Joe Horne Christmas Classic Charlotte 15 15 .500 — Remmers (back). FULL: LS Kevin McDermott Champions, Kapalua Resort (Plantation),
(elbow). LIONS: DNP: DT Damon Harrison
On Thursday, the Bangkok, Thailand, native was ranked fourth At Columbus High School Orlando
Miami
14 16 .467 1
14 16 .467 1 (ankle), S Charles Washington (hamstring).
Kapalua, Hawaii
Jan. 10-13 — Sony Open, Waialae CC,
among international players on the fall Arnold Palmer Cup rankings. Minor (Ala.) girls vs. West Lowndes, 2 p.m. Washington 12 20 .375 4 LIMITED: RB Nick Bellore (ankle), WR Bruce
Ellington (hamstring), WR Kenny Golladay
Honolulu
The top six players in the spring’s final ranking from the internation- Atlanta 7 23 .233 8 Jan. 17-20 — Desert Challenge, PGA
Holly Springs boys vs. Minor (Ala.), 3:30 p.m. Central Division (chest), LB Devon Kennard (hip), LS Don Muhl- West (Stadium Course, Nicklaus Tournament
al and United States teams will play in the Arnold Palmer Cup on June Horn Lake girls at Columbus, 5 p.m. W L Pct GB bach (calf), QB Matthew Stafford (back). FULL: Course) and La Quinta CC, La Quinta, Calif.
Milwaukee 21 9 .700 — CB Marcus Cooper (back), OT Rick Wagner Jan. 24-27 — Farmers Insurance Open,
7-9, 2019, at the Alotian Club in Roland, Arkansas. Pinson Valley (Ala.) boys vs. Starkville, 6:30 p.m. Indiana 20 12 .625 2 (concussion). Torrey Pines GC (North and South), San Diego
Should he hold the ranking, Pichaikool would qualify for a spot in Detroit 15 14 .517 5½ BUFFALO at NEW ENGLAND — BILLS: Jan. 31-Feb. 3 — Waste Management
Caledonia boys at Columbus, 8 p.m. Cleveland 8 24 .250 14 DNP: CB Ryan Lewis (concussion), DT Kyle Phoenix Open, TPC Scottsdale, Scottsdale,
the prestigious event. It would add to an already lengthy list of accom- Williams (back). LIMTED: FB Patrick DiMarco
plishments. In October, Pichaikool played for a spot in the Masters at Saturday’s Games Chicago 7 25 .219 15
WESTERN CONFERENCE (ankle), PK Stephen Hauschka (right hip), RB
Ariz.
Feb. 7-10 — AT&T Pebble Beach
the Asia-Pacific Amateur against Asia’s top amateur talent. In Novem- Joe Horne Christmas Classic Southwest Division Chris Ivory (shoulder), RB LeSean McCoy
(hamstring), WR Isaiah McKenzie (ankle), DE
Pro-Am, Pebble Beach, Spyglass Hill, Monterey
W L Pct GB Peninsula (Shore Course), Pebble Beach, Calif.
ber, he qualified for the Sun Bowl All-America Golf Classic. At Columbus High School San Antonio 17 15 .531 — Trent Murphy (chest), TE Logan Thomas (ham- Feb. 14-17 — Genesis Open, Riviera CC,
string), LB Corey Thompson (ankle). PATRI-
The ranking combines several elements, including Golfstat’s Minor (Ala.) boys vs. Kosciusko, 11 a.m. Memphis 16 15 .516 ½
OTS: LIMITED: LB Brandon King (knee).
Los Angeles
Houston 16 15 .516 ½ Feb. 21-24 — WGC-Mexico
NCAA Player Ranking, bonuses for wins and high finishes and penal- Minor (Ala.) girls vs. Ridgeway (Tenn.), 12:30 p.m. Dallas 15 15 .500 1 CINCINNATI BENGALS at CLEVELAND
BROWNS — BENGALS: DNP: WR Tyler Boyd
Championship, Chapultepec GC, Mexico City
ties for poor finishes and a strength of schedule component. New Orleans 15 17 .469 2 Feb. 21-24 — Puerto Rico Open, Coco
Horn Lake girls vs. Starkville, 2 p.m. Northwest Division (knee), LB Jordan Evans (ankle), LB Malik Jef- Beach Golf & CC, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
Pichaikool had three top-10 finishes in the fall, and had a 69.22 ferson (toe), CB Tony McRae (hamstring), G
Ridgeway (Tenn.) boys vs. Starkville, 3:30 p.m. W L Pct GB
Alex Redmond (illness). LIMITED: LB Vontaze
Feb. 28-March 3 — Honda Classic, PGA
stroke average. He took second at the Louisville Cardinal Challenge Denver 21 9 .700 — National (Champions), Palm Beach Gardens,
Olive Branch girls at Columbus, 5 p.m. Oklahoma City 20 10 .667 1 Burfict (concussion), OT Cordy Glenn (back),
RB Joe Mixon (wrist), WR John Ross (knee).
Fla.
in October to begin the 2018-19 campaign, leading MSU to a pair of Pinson Valley (Ala.) boys vs. Okolona, 6:30 p.m. Portland 18 13 .581 3½
FULL: CB KeiVarae Russell (finger). BROWNS:
March 7-10 — Arnold Palmer Invitational,
top-50 finishes. Utah 15 17 .469 7 Bay Hill Golf & Lodge, Orlando, Fla.
DNP: DT Larry Ogunjobi (biceps), C J.C. Tretter
n Baseball team will hold winter camps: At Starkville, the base- New Hope boys at Columbus, 8 p.m. Minnesota 14 17 .452 7½
Pacific Division (ankle). LIMITED: OT Austin Corbett (foot), CB
March 14-17 — The Players
Championship, TPC Sawgrass (Players
ball team will offer a series of camps for youth and high school players. Men’s College Basketball
Golden State
W L Pct GB
21 11 .656 —
Phillip Gaines (knee), TE David Njoku (knee/
thigh). FULL: CB Juston Burris (shoulder), LB
Jamie Collins (shoulder), CB Terrance Mitchell
Stadium Course), Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
March 21-24 — Valspar
The first camps will be Jan. 12 and 13, 2019, for players in grades Today’s Games L.A. Lakers 18 13 .581 2½
(wrist), LB Joe Schobert (knee), CB Tavierre
Championship, Innisbrook
7-12. The cost for one camp is $150. The cost for both camps is $275. L.A. Clippers 18 13 .581 2½ Resort (Copperhead), Palm
Thomas (abdomen), CB Denzel Ward (con-
Check-in on Jan. 12 will be at 9 a.m. in center field at Dudy Noble Field. Ole Miss vs. Middle Tennessee (Nashville), 7 p.m. Sacramento
Phoenix
16 15 .516 4½
8 24 .250 13 cussion).
Harbor, Fla.
March 27-31 — WGC-Dell Match Play,
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS at MIAMI
Check-in on Jan. 13 will be at 9 a.m. in the Griffis Boardroom. Checkout Southern Miss at South Dakota, 7 p.m. DOLPHINS — JAGUARS: DNP: WR D.J. Chark
Austin CC, Austin, Texas
Thursday’s Games March 28-31 — Corales Puntacana
is at 4 p.m. Penn State at Alabama, 8 p.m. Miami 101, Houston 99 (quadricep), S Ronnie Harrison (knee), K Josh Resort & Club Championship, Puntacana
L.A. Clippers 125, Dallas 121 Lambo (right groin), OT Jermey Parnell (knee), Resort & Club (Corales), Punta Cana,
There will be Youth Skills Camps for players in grades 1-6 on Jan. Saturday’s Game Today’s Games S Jarrod Wilson (not injury related/foot). FULL: Dominican Republic
19 and 20, 2019. Check-in will be at 9 a.m. at the Griffis Boardroom. Cleveland at Toronto, 6 p.m. RB Leonard Fournette (foot). DOLPHINS: DNP: April 4-7 — Valero Texas Open, TPC San
Mississippi State vs. Wright State (Jackson), 6 p.m. Detroit at Charlotte, 6 p.m. WR Danny Amendola (knee), DE Ziggy Hood Antonio (AT&T Oaks), San Antonio
Checkout is at 4 p.m. The cost for one camp is $150. The cost for both (hamstring), S T.J. McDonald (ankle). LIMITED:
camps is $275. Women’s College Basketball Atlanta at New York, 6:30 p.m.
Indiana at Brooklyn, 6:30 p.m.
Milwaukee at Boston, 7 p.m.
LB Kiko Alonso (knee/hamstring), CB Cornell
Armstrong (ankle), LS John Denney (finger/
April 11-14 — Masters, Augusta National
GC, Augusta, Ga.
April 18-21 — RBC Heritage, Harbour
MSU also will hold Half-Day Prospect Camps from 9 a.m. to noon Today’s Game Orlando at Chicago, 7 p.m. hamstring), CB Xavien Howard (knee), QB Town GL, Hilton Head Island, S.C.
and from 1-4 p.m. Jan. 21, 2019, for players in grades 9-12. The cost for Minnesota at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m. Ryan Tannehill (right shoulder/ankle), OT Lare- April 25-28 — Zurich Classic, TPC
Alabama vs. Miami (Orlando, Florida), 5:15 p.m. Memphis at Sacramento, 9 p.m. my Tunsil (knee). FULL: RB Kalen Ballage (hip), Louisiana, Avondale, La.
each session is $125. Utah at Portland, 9 p.m. RB Kenyan Drake (shoulder), OT Ja’Wuan May 2-5 — Wells Fargo Championship,
Each session is designed to further develop each player’s skills James (shoulder), S Reshad Jones (shoulder),
on the air New Orleans at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m. Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, N.C.
Saturday’s Games WR DeVante Parker (shoulder), C Travis Swan- May 9-12 — AT&T Byron Nelson, Trinity
and learn new techniques from MSU coach Chris Lemonis and his staff. Denver at L.A. Clippers, 4 p.m. son (ankle). Forest GC, Dallas
Campers will be put through many of the same drills used by the MSU Phoenix at Washington, 6 p.m. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS at DALLAS May 16-19 — PGA Championship,
coaches. Dudy Noble Field and the Palmeiro Center will be available for Today Toronto at Philadelphia, 6:30 p.m.
Milwaukee at Miami, 7 p.m.
COWBOYS — BUCCANEERS: DNP: DE Ja-
son Pierre-Paul (knee). LIMITED: OT Demar
Bethpage State Park (Black), Farmingdale, N.Y.
May 23-26 — Charles Schwab
the camps. Camps are set up for any and all players who want to play COLLEGE BASKETBALL San Antonio at Houston, 7 p.m. Dotson (knee), WR DeSean Jackson (thumb),
DT Gerald McCoy (shoulder). COWBOYS:
Challenge, Colonial CC, Fort Worth, Texas
May 30-June 2 — Memorial, Muirfield
at the next level. We will have a pro-style workout and various coaching 5:30 p.m. — UC (Irvine) at Butler, FS1 Dallas at Golden State, 7:30 p.m.
Oklahoma City at Utah, 8 p.m. DNP: DE David Irving (ankle), G Zack Martin Village GC, Dublin, Ohio
segments that will be set up throughout the day. 6 p.m. — Oakland at Michigan State, Big Ten Sunday’s Games (knee), TE Geoff Swaim (wrist). LIMITED: WR
Tavon Austin (groin), WR Cole Beasley (foot),
June 6-9 — RBC Canadian Open,
Atlanta at Detroit, 3 p.m. Hamilton Golf & CC, Hamilton, Ontario
Each camper will be required to fill out the Medical/Release Forms Network Washington at Indiana, 4 p.m. LB Sean Lee (hamstring), G Xavier Su’a-Filo June 13-16 — US Open, Pebble Beach
and bring it to registration. 6 p.m. — Oregon at Baylor, ESPN2 Charlotte at Boston, 5 p.m. (eye). FULL: CB Anthony Brown (hand), OT
Tyron Smith (neck).
GL, Pebble Beach, Calif.
June 20-23 — Travelers Championship,
Players are asked to bring a hat, shoes, glove, and workout 6 p.m. — Detroit Mercy at Xavier, FS2 Chicago at Cleveland, 5 p.m.
Miami at Orlando, 5 p.m. LOS ANGELES RAMS at ARIZONA TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, Conn.
clothes. 7:30 p.m. — Buffalo at Marquette, FS1 New Orleans at Sacramento, 5 p.m. CARDINALS — RAMS: Practice not complete.
CARDINALS: Practice not complete.
June 27-30 — Rocket Mortage Classic,
Detroit GC, Detroit
Go to https://hailstatecamps.com/baseball/hs-summer-camps.php 8 p.m. — Oklahoma at Northwestern, Big Ten Phoenix at Brooklyn, 5 p.m.
Minnesota at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. CHICAGO BEARS at SAN FRANCISCO July 4-7 — 3M Open, TPC Twin Cities,
to download the required forms. Network L.A. Clippers at Golden State, 7:30 p.m. 49ERS — BEARS: DNP: S Eddie Jackson (an-
kle), LB Aaron Lynch (elbow). 49ERS: DNP: LB
Blaine, Minn.
July 11-14 — John Deere Classic, TPC
8 p.m. — Providence at Texas, ESPN2 Dallas at Portland, 8 p.m.
Memphis at L.A. Lakers, 8:30 p.m. Mark Nzeocha (groin), OT Joe Staley (not injury Deere Run, Silvis, Ill.
Mississippi University for Women 8 p.m. — Penn State at Alabama, SEC Network
COLLEGE FOOTBALL Football
related). LIMITED: RB Matt Breida (ankle), S
Antone Exum (hip), C Weston Richburg (knee),
LB Malcolm Smith (achilles), S Jaquiski Tartt
July 18-21 — British Open, Royal
Portrush GC, Portrush, Northern Ireland
July 18-21 — Barbasol
The W’s Massey will hold goalkeeper clinic 11:30 a.m. — Bahamas Bowl: Florida International
NFL
(shoulder), CB K’Waun Williams (knee).
PITTSBURGH STEELERS at NEW
Championship,
GC (Champions
Keene Trace
Trace),
Mississippi University for Women’s women’s soccer coach Gray vs. Toledo, ESPN AMERICAN CONFERENCE ORLEANS SAINTS — STEELERS: DNP: RB Nicholasville, Ky.
Massey will hold a clinic for goalkeepers ages 14 and above on Jan. 3 p.m. — Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Western East James Conner (ankle), LB Bud Dupree (knee),
C Maurkice Pouncey (not injury related), QB
July 25-28 — WGC-FedEx Invitational,
W L T Pct PF PA TPC Southwind, Memphis, Tenn.
3, 2019. Michigan vs. BYU, ESPN New England 9 5 0 .643 374 310 Ben Roethlisberger (not injury related). LIMIT- July 25-28 — Reno-Tahoe Tournament,
The cost is $50, and lunch will be provided. NBA Miami 7 7 0 .500 295 374 ED: S Terrell Edmunds (concussion). FULL: DT
Cameron Heyward (knee). SAINTS: Practice
Montreaux Golf & CC, Reno, Nev.
Buffalo 5 9 0 .357 215 333 Aug. 1-4 — Wyndham Championship,
Check-in will be from 9:30-9:45 a.m. in the lobby of Pohl Gymna- 2 p.m. — G-League, Agua Caliente vs. Capital N.Y. Jets 4 10 0 .286 292 359 not complete. Sedgefield CC, Greensboro, N.C.
sium. City, ESPNU
South
W L T Pct PF PA
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS at SEATTLE
SEAHAWKS — CHIEFS: DNP: CB Kendall
Aug. 8-11 — The Northern Trust, Liberty
National GC, Jersey City, N.J.
The schedule will feature training about technical foundations 4:30 p.m. — G-League, Northern Arizona vs. Houston 10 4 0 .714 352 281 Fuller (thumb), OT Mitchell Schwartz (knee), Aug. 15-18 — BMW Championship,
followed by lunch, a discussion of the psychology of goalkeeping, and a Erie, ESPNU Indianapolis 8 6 0 .571 372
Tennessee 8 6 0 .571 268
300
254
WR Sammy Watkins (heel). LIMITED: RB
Spencer Ware (hamstring). FULL: S Eric Berry
Medina CC (No. 3), Medinah, Ill.
Aug. 22-25 — Tour Championship, East
session on shot stopping. 7 p.m. — Milwaukee at Boston, ESPN Jacksonville 4 10 0 .286 225 289 (heel), OT Cameron Erving (knee), WR Tyreek Lake GC, Atlanta
7 p.m. — G-League, Texas vs. Raptors 905,
North
W L T Pct PF PA
Hill (heel), DT Derrick Nnadi (tailbone). SEA-
HAWKS: Practice not complete. x-unofficial event
ESPNU Pittsburgh 8 5 1 .607 384 316
The W will hold baseball camps in February 2019 College Bowl Schedule
The Mississippi University for Women will be the host site for the
9:30 p.m. — New Orleans at Los Angeles Lakers,
ESPN
Baltimore
Cleveland
Cincinnati
8 6 0 .571 341
6 7 1 .464 309
6 8 0 .429 337
253
348
413
Thursday’s Game
Gasparilla Bowl
Hockey
U.S. Baseball Academy’s camps in February 2019. 9:30 p.m. — G-League, Maine vs. Sioux Falls, ESPNU
West
W L T Pct PF PA
At St. Petersburg, FLORIDA NHL
The sessions will be Feb. 2, 9, 16, and 23 on the campus of The Marshall 38, South Florida 20 EASTERN CONFERENCE
NHL x-Kansas City 11 3 0 .786 499 380 Atlantic Division
W in downtown Columbus. USBA camps feature age-specific sessions 6 p.m. — Buffalo at Washington, NBC Sports x-L.A. Chargers 11 3 0 .786 395 298 Today’s Games GP W L OT Pts GF GA
Denver 6 8 0 .429 306 299 Tampa Bay 36 27 7 2 56 148 103
with instruction tailored for each ability level. Network Oakland 3 11 0 .214 260 418 Bahamas Bowl
Toronto 35 23 10 2 48 130 96
At Nassau
The cost is $139 for four weeks of one skill (six total hours). There SKIING NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Toledo (7-5) vs. FIU (8-4), 11:30 a.m (ESPN) Buffalo 35 20 10 5 45 107 103
East Boston 35 19 12 4 42 97 89
are discounts available if participants register for multiple sessions. 11 a.m. — FIS Alpine World Cup, women’s giant W L T Pct PF PA Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Montreal 36 18 13 5 41 111 114
The camp is open to players in grades 1-12. Sessions include Dallas 8 6 0 .571 276 269 At Boise
slalom, NBC Sports Network Philadelphia 7 7 0 .500 311 318 Western Michigan (7-5) vs. BYU (6-6), 3 p.m.
Detroit
Ottawa
36 15 16 5 35 104 119
35 15 16 4 34 116 135
hitting, pitching, baserunning, and fielding. SOCCER Washington 7 7 0 .500 265 310 (ESPN) Florida 33 13 14 6 32 107 121
You can register by going to https://oldsite.usbaseballacademy. 1:30 p.m. — Bundesliga, Borussia Dortmund vs. N.Y. Giants 5 9 0 .357 307 348 Metropolitan Division
South Saturday’s Games GP W L OT Pts GF GA
com/1779/Columbus/. Borussia Mönchengladbach, FS1 W L T Pct PF PA Birmingham (Ala.) Bowl Washington 33 20 10 3 43 123 102
y-New Orleans 12 2 0 .857 459 292
1:55 p.m. — Premier League, Wolverhampton Carolina 6 8 0 .429 333 344
Memphis (8-5) vs. Wake Forest (6-6), 11 a.m. Columbus
Pittsburgh
34 19 12 3 41 110 106
35 17 12 6 40 116 110
Alabama
(ESPN)
vs. Liverpool, NBC Sports Network Atlanta 5 9 0 .357 356 381 Armed Forces Bowl N.Y. Islanders 34 17 13 4 38 98 97
Tampa Bay 5 9 0 .357 344 403 N.Y. Rangers 33 15 13 5 35 97 107
WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL North
At Fort Worth, Texas
Carolina 33 14 14 5 33 85 97
Saban named 2018 Walter Camp Coach of the Year 6 p.m. — Temple at South Carolina, SEC Network W L T Pct PF PA
y-Chicago 10 4 0 .714 383 264
Houston (8-4) vs. Army (10-2), 2:30 p.m.
(ESPN) Philadelphia 33 14 15 4 32 98 119
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama football coach Nick Saban was Dollar General Bowl New Jersey 33 11 15 7 29 97 120
Minnesota 7 6 1 .536 323 308
named the 2018 Walter Camp Coach of the Year, the Walter Camp Saturday Green Bay 5 8 1 .393 332
Detroit 5 9 0 .357 284
331
333
At Mobile, Alabama
Buffalo (10-3) vs. Troy (9-3), 6 p.m. (ESPN)
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Central Division
GP W L OT Pts GF GA
Football Foundation announced Thursday. BOXING West Hawaii Bowl Winnipeg 35 23 10 2 48 127 101
This season, Saban led No. 1 Alabama to a 13-0 record, the 7 p.m. — PBC Fight Night: From Brooklyn, WLOV W L T Pct PF PA
y-L.A. Rams 11 3 0 .786 448 343
At Honolulu
Louisiana Tech (7-5) vs. Hawaii (8-5), 9:30 p.m.
Nashville 36 22 12 2 46 109 90
Colorado 35 19 10 6 44 124 107
school’s 27th Southeastern Conference championship, and the No. 1 COLLEGE BASKETBALL Seattle 8 6 0 .571 363 292 (ESPN) Dallas 35 17 15 3 37 96 98
seed in the upcoming College Football Playoff. This is the second time 11 a.m. — Grambling State at Wisconsin, Big San Francisco 4 10 0 .286 301 373
Arizona 3 11 0 .214 192 367
Minnesota 34 17 15 2 36 102 97
Wednesday, Dec. 26 St. Louis 33 13 16 4 30 93 113
in his career Saban has received the top honor from the Walter Camp Ten Network SERVPRO First Responder Bowl Chicago 37 12 19 6 30 106 138
Football Foundation. He was also was recognized in 2008. He joins 11 a.m. — Wake Forest at Tennessee, ESPN2 x-clinched playoff spot
y-clinched division
At Dallas

Pacific Division
GP W L OT Pts GF GA
Gene Stallings (1992) as the only Alabama head coaches to receive 11 a.m. — Georgia at Georgia Tech, ESPNU Boston College (7-5) vs. Boise State (10-3),
12:30 p.m. (ESPN) Calgary 36 22 11 3 47 126 100
the award. 11:30 a.m. — Connecticut vs. Villanova, WCBI Saturday’s Games San Jose 36 19 12 5 43 119 108
Washington at Tennessee, 3:30 p.m. Quick Lane Bowl Anaheim 37 19 13 5 43 95 106
Saban, Walter Camp Player of the Year Tua Tagovailoa, and 1 p.m. — Cal State-Fullerton at Nebraska, Big Baltimore at L.A. Chargers, 7:20 p.m. At Detroit Vegas 37 20 15 2 42 111 104
Sunday’s Games Minnesota (6-6) vs. Georgia Tech (7-5),
other Walter Camp award winners, will be honored at the Walter Camp Ten Network Atlanta at Carolina, Noon 4:15 p.m. (ESPN)
Edmonton 35 18 14 3 39 99 105
Vancouver 38 17 17 4 38 117 124
Football Foundation awards banquet Jan. 12, 2019, in New Haven, 1 p.m. — Clemson at South Carolina, ESPN2 Houston at Philadelphia, Noon Cheez-It Bowl Arizona 34 14 18 2 30 83 94
N.Y. Giants at Indianapolis, Noon At Phoenix
Connecticut. 1 p.m. — Texas State at Arkansas, SEC Network Green Bay at N.Y. Jets, Noon California (7-5) vs. TCU (6-6), 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Los Angeles 35 12 20 3 27 79 107
n In related news, Alabama announced Thursday morning the 1:30 p.m. — Orange Bowl Classic, Saint Louis Minnesota at Detroit, Noon NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for
Buffalo at New England, Noon
addition of running back Trey Sanders to its 2019 recruiting class. vs. Florida State, FS2 Cincinnati at Cleveland, Noon
Thursday, Dec. 27
Independence Bowl
overtime loss. Top three teams in each division
and two wild cards per conference advance to
Sanders, a 6-foot-, 214-pounder from IMG Academy, is the 2 p.m. — CBS Sports Classic, UCLA vs. Ohio Jacksonville at Miami, Noon At Shreveport, Louisiana playoffs.
Tampa Bay at Dallas, Noon
top-rated running back prospect by Rivals, 247Sports, and on the State, WCBI L.A. Rams at Arizona, 3:05 p.m. Temple (8-4) vs. Duke (7-5), 12:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Thursday’s Games
Pinstripe Bowl
247Composite. He is the No. 11 prospect on USA Today’s Chosen 25 2 p.m. — Diamond Head Classic, quarterfinal, Chicago at San Francisco, 3:05 p.m.
At Bronx, New York Pittsburgh 2, Minnesota 1
Pittsburgh at New Orleans, 3:25 p.m. Detroit 4, Carolina 1
rankings. He also was picked as the No. 1 running back and top-rated Indiana State vs. Colorado, ESPNU Kansas City at Seattle, 7:20 p.m. Miami (7-5) vs. Wisconsin (7-5), 4:15 p.m. Boston 3, Anaheim 1
player in Florida along with No. 2 overall national ranking by Rivals.com. 2:30 p.m. — Boston College at DePaul, FS1 Monday’s Game (ESPN)
Texas Bowl
Columbus 2, New Jersey 1
Denver at Oakland, 7:15 p.m. Toronto 6, Florida 1
The addition of Sanders gives Alabama a class of 23 student-ath- 3 p.m. — Air Force at Michigan, Big Ten Network At Houston Philadelphia 2, Nashville 1
letes in the early period, which runs through Friday. 3 p.m. — Wichita State at VCU, ESPN2 NFL Injury Report Baylor (6-6) vs. Vanderbilt (6-6), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Chicago 5, Dallas 2
Saturday’s Games Montreal 2, Arizona 1
The players come from 10 states — Alabama (six), Florida (four), 3:30 p.m. — Murray State at Auburn, SEC WASHINGTON REDSKINS at Friday, Dec. 28 Tampa Bay 5, Calgary 4, SO
Georgia (three), Maryland (three), New Jersey (two), Illinois (one), Network TENNESSEE TITANS — REDSKINS: DNP: Music City Bowl Vancouver 5, St. Louis 1
WR Maurice Harris (illness), QB Colt McCoy At Nashville, Tennessee Vegas 4, N.Y. Islanders 2
Kentucky (one), Louisiana (one), Mississippi (one), and Texas (one). 4 p.m. — Loyola Chicago at St. Joseph’s, CBS (fibula), S Montae Nicholson (not injury relat- Purdue (6-6) vs. Auburn (7-5), 12:30 p.m. Winnipeg 5, San Jose 3
Alabama’s 2019 signing class is ranked No. 1 in the nation by Sports Network ed), OT Ty Nsekhe (knee), TE Jordan Reed (ESPN) Today’s Games
(ankle/foot). LIMITED: LB Ryan Anderson Buffalo at Washington, 6 p.m.
247Sports, ESPN, and Rivals. 4 p.m. — UNLV at Hawaii, ESPNU (hamstring), G Tony Bergstrom (knee/ankle),
Camping World Bowl
At Orlando, Florida Ottawa at New Jersey, 6 p.m.
4 p.m. — Orange Bowl Classic, Florida vs. Florida DE Matt Ioannidis (shin), OT Morgan Mo- West Virginia (8-3) vs. Syracuse (9-3), Chicago at Colorado, 8 p.m.
ses (ankle), RB Adrian Peterson (shoulder), Saturday’s Games
Gulf Coast, FS2 4:15 p.m. (ESPN)
Major League Baseball 4:15 p.m. — CBS Sports Classic, Kentucky vs.
DT Tim Settle (pectoral), OT Trent Williams
(thumb/wrist). FULL: LB Shaun Dion Hamilton
(shoulder), QB Josh Johnson (ankle), C Chase
Alamo Bowl
At San Antonio
Nashville at Boston, Noon
Columbus at Philadelphia, Noon
Florida at Detroit, 1 p.m.
AP source: Murphy, Rockies agree to $24M, North Carolina, WCBI Roullier (knee). TITANS: DNP: DT Jurrell Ca- Iowa State (8-4) vs. Washington State (10-2), St. Louis at Calgary, 3 p.m.
4:30 p.m. — Seton Hall at Maryland, FS1 sey (knee), LB Sharif Finch (shoulder), LB Brian 8 p.m. (ESPN) Montreal at Vegas, 3 p.m.
two-year deal 5 p.m. — Jacksonville at Indiana, Big Ten Network Orakpo (elbow), WR Tajae Sharpe (ankle), LB
Wesley Woodyard (back). LIMITED: RB Da- Saturday, Dec. 29
Los Angeles at San Jose, 3 p.m.
Colorado at Arizona, 6 p.m.
DENVER — The Colorado Rockies have brought in Daniel Murphy 6 p.m. — BYU at San Diego State, CBS Sports vid Fluellen (knee), TE Cole Wick (shoulder). Peach Bowl Anaheim at Buffalo, 6 p.m.
to boost an offense big on pop but lackluster in batting average. Network FULL: G Josh Kline (knee), QB Marcus Mariota At Atlanta Washington at Ottawa, 6 p.m.
(foot), S Brynden Trawick (illness), S Kenny Florida (9-3) vs. Michigan (10-2), 11 a.m. Pittsburgh at Carolina, 6 p.m.
The veteran infielder has agreed to a $24 million, two-year contract 6 p.m. — Kansas City Wildcat Showcase, Vaccaro (concussion). (ESPN) N.Y. Rangers at Toronto, 6 p.m.
with the Rockies, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Vanderbilt vs. Kansas, ESPN2 BALTIMORE RAVENS at LOS ANGELES Belk Bowl Dallas at Minnesota, 7 p.m.
CHARGERS (Tuesday) — RAVENS: DNP: TE At Charlotte, North Carolina Winnipeg at Vancouver, 9 p.m.
Associated Press on Thursday night. The person spoke on condition of 6 p.m. — Wright State at Mississippi State, SEC Nick Boyle (concussion), LB Matt Judon (knee), South Carolina (7-5) vs. Virginia (7-5), 11 a.m. Tampa Bay at Edmonton, 9 p.m.
anonymity because the deal was subject to a successful physical. Network S Anthony Levine (toe/ankle), CB Jimmy Smith (ABC) Sunday’s Games
(not injury related), LB Terrell Suggs (not inju- Arizona Bowl Columbus at New Jersey, 11:30 a.m.
The Rockies hit .256 last season, their lowest mark in team history. 6:30 p.m. — Las Vegas Classic, semifinal, New ry related), S Eric Weddle (not injury related). Boston at Carolina, 4 p.m.
At Tucson, Arizona
The team had 210 homers, the fifth-most in franchise history and the Mexico State vs. Drake, FS2 LIMITED: G Alex Lewis (shoulder). CHAR-
Arkansas State (8-4) vs. Nevada (7-5),
Florida at Chicago, 6 p.m.
GERS: DNP: WR Keenan Allen (hip), TE Sean Philadelphia at N.Y. Rangers, 6 p.m.
most since 2001. 7 p.m. — Missouri at Illinois, Big Ten Network Culkin (back), RB Austin Ekeler (neck). FULL: 12:15 p.m. (CBSSN) Detroit at Toronto, 6:30 p.m.
Cotton Bowl Classic
Murphy figures to raise that batting average. He is a .330 hitter in 7 p.m. — Sacred Heart at St. John’s, FS1 RB Melvin Gordon (knee), DT Brandon Mebane
At Arlington, Texas
N.Y. Islanders at Dallas, 7 p.m.
(not injury related). Los Angeles at Vegas, 7 p.m.
26 games at Coors Field. 8 p.m. — Kansas at Arizona State, ESPN2 Sunday’s Games CFP Semifinal, Notre Dame (12-0) vs. Clemson Arizona at San Jose, 7 p.m.
The 33-year-old Murphy spent last season with the Washington ATLANTA FALCONS at CAROLINA (13-0), 3 p.m. (ESPN)
9 p.m. — Las Vegas Classic, semifinal, San
Nationals and Chicago Cubs, where he hit a combined .299 with 12 Diego vs. Washington State, FS1
PANTHERS — FALCONS: DNP: WR Julio
Jones (hip/ribs), CB Desmond Trufant (ankle).
Orange Bowl
At Miami Gardens, Florida Transactions
homers. The three-time All-Star missed the start of the year after COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIMITED: LB Bruce Carter (thigh), TE Austin CFP Semifinal, Oklahoma (12-1) vs. Alabama
Thursday’s Moves
Hooper (ankle/knee), DT Grady Jarrett (shoul- (13-0), 7 p.m. (ESPN)
undergoing right knee surgery. 11 a.m. — Birmingham Bowl: Memphis vs. Wake der/groin), TE Logan Paulsen (knee/ankle). BASEBALL
Murphy could play second base for the Rockies if DJ LeMahieu Forest, ESPN FULL: LB Deion Jones (foot), DT Terrell Mc- Monday, Dec. 31 American League
Clain (toe). PANTHERS: DNP: S Mike Adams Military Bowl LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Agreed to terms
departs in free agency. The Rockies also may be looking at Murphy to 2:30 p.m. — Armed Forces Bowl: Houston vs. (not injury related/wrist), LB Thomas Davis (not At Annapolis, Maryland with RHP Trevor Cahill on a one-year contract.
take over at first base should Ian Desmond move to the outfield. The Army, ESPN injury related), C Ryan Kalil (not injury related), Cincinnati (10-2) vs. Virginia Tech (6-6), SEATTLE MARINERS — Agreed to terms with
LB Luke Kuechly (not injury related), CB Cap- 11 a.m. (ESPN) LHP Zac Rosscup on a one-year contract.
team figures to lose outfielders Carlos Gonzalez and Gerardo Parra in 6 p.m. — Dollar General Bowl: Buffalo vs. Troy, ESPN tain Munnerlyn (knee), QB Cam Newton (right National League
Sun Bowl
free agency. 9:30 p.m. — Hawaii Bowl: Hawaii vs. Louisiana shoulder), DE Julius Peppers (not injury relat- At El Paso, Texas SAN DIEGO PADRES — Agreed to terms
ed), S Eric Reid (not injury related), DT Kawann with INF Ian Kinsler on a two-year contract.
The Rockies are coming off a season in which they made the Tech, ESPN Short (not injury related), LB Shaq Thompson Stanford (8-4) vs. Pittsburgh (7-6), 1 p.m. (CBS)
Designated LHP Clayton Richard for
Redbox Bowl
postseason for a second straight season, marking the first time they’ve NBA (shoulder), G Trai Turner (not injury related).
Santa Clara, Calif. assignment.
HOUSTON TEXANS at PHILADELPHIA FOOTBALL
made back-to-back playoff appearances. They were eliminated by the 2:30 p.m. — G-League, Santa Cruz vs. Canton, EAGLES — TEXANS: LIMITED: WR Keke Michigan State (7-5) vs. Oregon (8-4), 2 p.m.
National Football League
Milwaukee Brewers in the NL divisional round after knocking off the Coutee (hamstring), DT Brandon Dunn (ankle), (FOX)
NBA TV G Zach Fulton (hand), S Andre Hal (ankle), WR Liberty Bowl NFL — Suspended New England WR Josh
Cubs in the wild-card game. 6:30 p.m. — Toronto at Philadelphia, NBA TV DeAndre Hopkins (ankle), CB Kareem Jackson At Memphis, Tenn. Gordon indefinitely for violating an agreement
(knee), CB Johnathan Joseph (hip), G Senio Missouri (8-4) vs. Oklahoma State (6-6), that allowed him to play after multiple drug
NHL Kelemete (elbow/rib), RB Lamar Miller (ankle), 2:45 p.m. (ESPN) suspensions.
ARIZONA CARDINALS — Re-signed OL
Padres sign Kinsler to $8 million deal, DFA Richard Noon — Nashville at Boston, NHL Network CB Mike Tyson (concussion), DE J.J. Watt
Justin Evans to the practice squad. Released
(knee). FULL: LB Dylan Cole (wrist/knee), C Holiday Bowl
SAN DIEGO — Ian Kinsler finalized an $8 million, two-year 3 p.m. — Los Angeles at San Jose, NBC Sports Greg Mancz (knee), LB Brian Peters (ankle), At San Diego WR Daniel Braverman from the practice squad.
contract Thursday with the San Diego Padres, who cleared space on Network S Justin Reid (shoulder/wrist). EAGLES: DNP: Northwestern (8-5) vs. Utah (9-4), 6 p.m. (FS1)
CAROLINA PANTHERS — Placed LB Shaq
Thompson on injured reserve. Signed QB Kyle
DE Michael Bennett (foot), WR Alshon Jeffery
the 40-man roster by designating veteran left-hander Clayton Richard 6 p.m. — New York at Toronto, NHL Network (illness), CB Sidney Jones (hamstring), G Isaac
Gator Bowl
At Jacksonville, Florida
Allen from the practice squad.
for assignment. RUGBY Seumalo (pectoral), QB Carson Wentz (back). NC State (9-3) vs. Texas A&M (8-4), 6:30 p.m.
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — WR Josh
LIMITED: LB D.J. Alexander (hamstring), DT Gordon announced he is stepping away from
It’s expected that Kinsler will play second base, allowing rookie Luis 9 a.m. — PRO14, Ospreys vs. Scarlets, ESPNEWS Fletcher Cox (hip), TE Zach Ertz (ankle), LB
(ESPN) football.
Urias to play shortstop until top prospect Fernando Tatis Jr. arrives in 11:30 a.m. — Premiership, Exeter vs. Saracens, Jordan Hicks (calf), DT Timmy Jernigan (back),
Tuesday, Jan. 1
TENNESSEE TITANS — Placed RB David
P Cameron Johnston (back). FULL: G Stefen Fluellen on injured reserve. Signed LB Nigel
the big leagues sometime during the 2019 season. NBC Sports Network Wisniewski (thumb). Outback Bowl Harris from the practice squad.
Kinsler will make $3.75 million in each of the next two seasons. The SKIING N.Y. GIANTS at INDIANAPOLIS — GI- At Tampa, Florida
Mississippi State (8-4) vs. Iowa (8-4), 11 a.m.
WASHINGTON REDSKINS — Signed WR
ANTS: DNP: WR Odell Beckham Jr. (quad),
Padres hold a $3.5 million option for 2021, with a $500,000 buyout. 1:30 p.m. — FIS Alpine World Cup, NBC Sports LB Alec Ogletree (concussion), C Spencer (ESPN2)
Darvin Kidsy from the practice squad.
HOCKEY
Kinsler, 36, won his second career Gold Glove Award last season, Network Pulley (calf), WR Russell Shepard (ankle), S Citrus Bowl National Hockey League
Michael Thomas (not injury related). LIMITED: At Orlando, Florida
which he split between the Los Angeles Angels and the World Series SOCCER DL Kerry Wynn (thumb). COLTS: DNP: TE Eric Kentucky (9-3) vs. Penn State (9-3), Noon
ARIZONA COYOTES — Recalled G Adin Hill
and F Conor Garland from Tucson (AHL).
champion Boston Red Sox. The four-time All-Star batted .240 with 14 6:25 a.m. — Premier League, Arsenal vs. Burnley, Ebron (quad), S Clayton Geathers (knee), G (ABC) CALGARY FLAMES — Recalled Fs Ryan
Mark Glowinski (ankle), WR T.Y. Hilton (ankle), Fiesta Bowl
home runs and 48 RBIs in 128 games. NBC Sports Network DT Margus Hunt (foot), WR Dontrelle Inman At Glendale, Arizona
Lomberg and Buddy Robinson from Stockton
(AHL). Reassigned F Kerby Rychel to Stockton.
Richard, 35, was 7-11 with a 5.33 ERA. 7:20 a.m. — FIFA Club World Cup, third place (shoulder), S George Odum (knee), DE Jabaal LSU (9-3) vs. UCF (12-0), Noon (ESPN) NASHVILLE PREDATORS — Recalled F Tyler
Sheard (ribs), LB Anthony Walker (shoulder).
match, TBD, FS2 LIMITED: S Malik Hooker (hip), S Mike Mitchell
Rose Bowl
At Pasadena, California
Gaudet from Milwaukee (AHL).
SOCCER
7:55 a.m. — Serie A, AC Milan vs. Florentina, (calf), CB Quincy Wilson (elbow). Washington (10-3) vs. Ohio State (12-1), 4 p.m. Major League Soccer
Angels agree to $9M, one-year deal with Cahill ESPN2 GREEN BAY at N.Y. JETS — PACKERS:
DNP: DL Kenny Clark (elbow), WR Randall
(ESPN) MINNESOTA UNITED — Signed M Jan
Sugar Bowl
ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Los Angeles Angels have added to their 8:30 a.m. — Bundesliga, RB Leipzig vs. Werder Cobb (concussion), TE Jimmy Graham (knee/
At New Orleans
Gregus.
NASHVILLE — Signed F Cameron Lancaster.
thumb), G Lucas Patrick (illness), CB Will Red-
pitching staff, agreeing to a $9 million, one-year deal with Trevor Cahill. Bremen, FS1 mond (shoulder), P JK Scott (illness), OT Jason Texas (9-4) vs. Georgia (11-2), 7:45 p.m. National Women’s Soccer League
Cahill can earn $1.5 million in performance bonuses based on 8:55 a.m. — Premier League, Chelsea vs. Spriggs (concussion). LIMITED: OT Bryan (ESPN) SKY BLUE FC — Announced the resignation
of vice president of communications John
Bulaga (knee), WR Jake Kumerow (hand), RB
innings: $250,000 each for 100, 110, 120 and 130, and $500,000 for Leicester City, NBC Sports Network Jamaal Williams (toe). FULL: QB Aaron Rod- Monday, Jan. 7 Archibald.
170. He would get a $250,000 assignment bonus the first time during 10:30 a.m. — FIFA Club World Cup UAE, final, gers (knee/groin). JETS: DNP: LB Jeremiah College Football Championship COLLEGE
Attaochu (concussion), WR Quincy Enunwa At Santa Clara, California NORTH CAROLINA — Extended the contract
the deal he is traded. TBD, FS1 (ankle), LB Kevin Pierre-Louis (shoulder), DB Cotton Bowl winner vs. Orange Bowl winner, of Roy Williams men’s basketball coach through
— From Special Reports Darryl Roberts (toe), OL Brandon Shell (knee). 7 p.m. (ESPN) the 2027-28 season.
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Short
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New Hope Community Center start a database from which he can day-Thursday-Friday schedule. The biggest thing is making sure ment. That’s telling me they want
on 381 Stadium Road. communicate with them. He said the T-Ball field will have a it gets to the customers and they to move forward. They have lis-
“I am anxious because I want it Short said he started working grass infield with cutouts around know this league is going to be tened to me. I hope I am not leading
to work,” Short said. “I am curious this week with contractors who the bases. He said the other fields available. It’s available for anybody them wrong, but I think the biggest
because you don’t know if it is go- will renovate the facilities at Lake will have infields of crimson stone. who wants to play. It’s county wide. selling point is the same thing I did
ing to work, and I’m real optimistic Lowndes State Park at 3319 Lake He said one field will be used for We don’t want to feel like we’re with the (Downtown Columbus)
it is going to work, so there are all Lowndes Road. The LCRD will use the younger age groups (coach- competing with anybody, but we Soccer Complex. We need this for
three of those emotions. I hope three fields for its T-Ball, baseball, pitch, ages 7-8) and the other will want to offer programs.” our kids. Any tournament we can
the people who are interested in and softball leagues that will serve be used for the older age groups Short said he is open to the idea get, it is just gravy for us. That is
playing out there have enough boys and girls ages 4-12. (9-12). of having LCRD teams play teams not why I want to build that sports
confidence in my experience and “This is not a situation where “Things are rolling,” Short said. from leagues in the city of Colum- complex. I want to build that sports
enough confidence in the county this will be our permanent home,” “We’re excited about it. We’re get- bus, in Caledonia, or in Starkville. complex for the future of the kids
of Lowndes that we will try to put a Short said. “We want to make sure ting good feedback, so we’re just He said he has talked to Billy Craig, in Lowndes County, and Lowndes
quality product out there. If we give that everyone understands that.” waiting for people to come start athletics coordinator for the Co- County includes Lowndes Coun-
the parents and those kids a quality The LCRD website features a registering.” lumbus Recreation Department, ty. That is what I want. That’s my
product, I think we have done our link to a PowerPoint presentation Short also said he met with about the possibility of doing that. goal.”
job and that will be successful for about the Lowndes County Sports fencing people to repair some of Short feels the commitment the The LCRD was created in Octo-
me.” Complex, which will be realized on the fencing at Lake Lowndes. He Lowndes County Board of Super- ber 2017 after the county ended its
Short said he has tried to hit all 89 acres on the north side of the said an electrician will come out to visors has demonstrated to the 89- inter-local agreement with the city
forms of social media to promote North Frontage Road on Highway state park to make sure the lights acre facility that will become the of Columbus for the joint Colum-
the meetings for all interested 82. The land is known as the “Penn are operational and will allow the Lowndes County Sports Complex bus-Lowndes Recreation Authori-
coaches and the registration dates. Taylor Property.” leagues to play at night. Short said is a sign the county is committed to ty on Oct. 1, 2017.
He also said those interested about Until that facility is completed, he has a group that wants to handle doing things the right way. The LCRD office is at 17 Air-
the LCRD can go to http://www. the LCRD will start its programs concessions at the park. “The board has made it pretty line Road, just behind the driv-
lowndesrecreation.com/. The web- at Lake Lowndes State Park. Short “I have received calls from two clear what directs it wants to go er’s license office.
site includes a link for online reg- said he has done mock schedules people who are interested in coach- in recreation,” Short said. “When Follow Dispatch sports editor
istration and for parents to share to ensure three fields can handle ing already. That’s a good start.” they stepped out there and bought Adam Minichino on Twitter @
their email addresses so Short can all of the games on a Monday-Tues- Short said. “At least it’s out there. the 89 acres, that’s a big commit- ctsportseditor

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Simmons didn’t disappoint. He will end sissippi. As a senior at Noxubee County, sionate about football. It’s been really fun ing touchdowns allowed (five), passing
his career among MSU’s top 10 in career Bradley helped the Tigers go 16-0 and win seeing the way he’s matured, inside and touchdowns allowed (seven), and scoring
tackles for a loss. One tackle for a loss in a Mississippi High School Activities Asso- outside of the locker room. defense (12 points allowed per game).
the Outback Bowl will move him into the ciation (MHSAA) Class 4A State champi- “He’s got the pro temperament. He’s a
He wants to finish that job, and he be-
top five in school history for single-season onship. He went on to make 190 tackles guy who would play the game for free. For-
tackles for a loss. (96 solo) in 46 games during his four-year tunately for him, he won’t have to.” lieves the defense will.
“When he was in ninth grade, I remem- college career, which earned him a spot on ESPN’s Todd McShay projects Sim- “You can feel the energy at practice,”
ber him coming to me and saying, ‘Coach the roster of the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings. mons to be the 16th pick in the NFL draft. Simmons said. “We’re ready to take that
I’m going to be better than my brother,’ ” Simmons’ maturation into one of the Last year’s 16th pick, Tremaine Edmunds, field one more time. Just the ability to take
Noxubee County coach Tyrone Shorter nation’s top defensive linemen isn’t sur- received a $7.2-million signing bonus. that field with those guys one more time is
said. “I remember telling him, ‘Those are prising to MSU defensive line coach Brian For now, though, Simmons is focused going to be one of the best feelings.
big shoes because your brother’s pretty Baker. on ending the 2018 season and his career
“We’re the best defense in the country,
darn good.’ ” “I feel very fortunate and blessed to the right way.
Simmons’ brother, Dylan Bradley, was have been a part of his life the last three Simmons takes pride in the fact MSU’s and I’m ready to wrap that up this season.”
a standout for the Tigers who went on to years,” Baker said. “From a football stand- defense is second in the nation in yards Follow Dispatch sports writer Brett
play on the defensive line at Southern Mis- point, he’s easy to coach because he’s pas- per play allowed (4.14) and first in rush- Hudson on Twitter @Brett_Hudson

Hudson
Continued from Page 1B
a seven-game winning streak as nail, not giving up an inch.” “What an elite guard (Peters) the NCAA tournament selection playing against a bunch of guys
it prepares to enter the second In MSU, Young saw a front- is, holy Toledo. Glad we don’t committee. It also has defeated that are 25, married with kids.”
phase of the season. court he thought was good, but have to guard him in the South- Dayton, which is just outside of But the Bulldogs have shown
No. 17 MSU has proven itself. proved better than he expected. ern Conference.” the top 75. they are for real. They can look
It’s next-to-last non-conference Senior Aric Holman scored 19 Peters has helped the At No. 18, MSU would be in the nation’s top teams in the eye
game will be at 6 p.m. Saturday points and blocked four shots. Bulldogs overwhelm opponents the tournament, so the discus- and win the staredown when a
(SEC Network) against Wright Freshman Reggie Perry had 12 on the way to a 10-1 start. As a sion would focus on the team’s special moment arises. What
State at Mississippi Coliseum in points. whole, MSU has validated every ability to reach the Sweet 16. But happens when that moment
Jackson. Despite what MSU has But MSU’s backcourt did preseason hope the team carried the Bulldogs still have work to comes twice a week is all this
accomplished, the true barome- even more damage. Senior into its non-conference schedule. do. The NET has Wright State team has left to prove.
ter for the Bulldogs will come in Quinndary Weatherspoon had 18 A program that hasn’t made ranked second in the Horizon “We’re a good team,” How-
the Southeastern Conference. points, while junior Lamar Peters the NCAA tournament since League. Ken Pomeroy’s ad- land said. “We’re continuing to
A team worthy of the NCAA had 16 of his 19 points in the sec- 2009 and hasn’t won a game vanced numbers have it close improve and we have to continue
tournament needs to be tested ond half to help MSU rally from a there since 2008 was ranked No. to the top team in that league, to show up.”
by its SEC peers or several con- nine-point halftime deficit. 18 in The Associated Press poll Northern Kentucky. MSU
secutive weeks. “Peters and the Weather- to start the season. MSU has will close the non-conference Brett Hudson is the
“I hope like hell I don’t have to spoon boys (Quinndary and defeated three teams — Cincin- schedule against BYU at 11 a.m. Mississippi State beat writer for
play Mississippi State if we’re in sophomore guard Nick), those nati, Wofford, and Saint Mary’s Saturday, Dec. 29 (ESPNU) in The Dispatch. You can reach
that tournament,” Wofford coach are big strong men and they put — that are in the top 60 teams Starkville. Howland, who is in him at bhudson@cdispatch.
Mike Young said. “The intensity, their heads down and started in the NCAA Evaluation Tool fourth season as MSU’s coach, com. Follow him on Twitter @
the fight of the kids, tooth and driving,” Young said. (NET), the new metric used by joked about BYU, saying, “we’re Brett_Hudson

MSU women
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The Bulldogs weren’t ty this season, wasting a shot, doesn’t say anything added 10, but the Hus- group.” ished with 14. It is averag-
about to go home empty third-quarter lead as Or- about your skill set. ... kies simply didn’t have This was a far different ing 12.5 per game.
after a long trip to the Pa- egon rallied for an 82-74 We were disappointed, I the talent to match the version of the Huskies NOTE: The 103 points
cific Northwest. victory. The loss to the think, on Tuesday night Bulldogs. Scoring leader than the one that Missis-
were the most allowed
“I was curious. The film Ducks snapped a 46-game that we think we got out- Amber Melgoza was held sippi State saw two sea-
doesn’t lie. We watched a non-conference winning toughed,” Schaefer said. to three points, all at the sons ago in the NCAA by Washington at home.
lot of film the last day and streak for MSU and the It was clear from the free throw line. regional semifinals, the The 47-point loss was the
a half and hopefully we Bulldogs were most an- start a new streak would “They performed only other meeting be- fourth-largest margin of
learned from it,” Schae- noyed about Oregon be- start against Washing- beautifully,” Washington tween the schools. That defeat — the three larg-
fer said. “I was anxious to ing the tougher team in ton. Eleven MSU players coach Jody Wynn said of Washington team was er all came against No.
see tonight how we would the fourth quarter. scored, including nine in the Bulldogs. “They de- led by Kelsey Plum, the 1 ranked teams. ... MSU
respond and I’m very “We take great pride the first half. fended. They rebounded. NCAA’s career scoring
pleased obviously.” will play host to Louisi-
in being a tough, physi- Alexis Griggsby led They got to the basket leader, but her college ca-
Jordan Danberry had cal, aggressive basketball Washington (7-5) with whenever they wanted. reer ended in a 75-64 loss. ana-Lafayette at 2 p.m.
a career-high 20 points, team. That doesn’t say 11 points off the bench They scored the ball at a MSU had 10 turnovers Sunday, Dec. 30, at Hum-
Anriel Howard scored all anything about your jump and Hannah Johnson high rate. Pretty talented in the first half and fin- phrey Coliseum.
of her 16 in the first half,
and No. 4 MSU jumped to
a 21-point lead in the first
quarter and cruised to
a 103-56 victory against
Washington on Thursday
night.
Playing two days after
falling at No. 7 Oregon,
MSU (11-1) showed no
hangover. It used its size
and athleticism to over-
whelm Washington from
the start and scored 18
of the first 21 points and
was never threatened.
Teaira McCowan added
13 points and 13 rebounds
in 22 minutes.
Mississippi State led
56-21 at halftime and by
as much as 50 in the sec-
ond half. Chloe Bibby
added 15 points. The Bull-
dogs topped 100 points for
the fifth time this season.
“I was hoping we would
respond that way. You’ve
got four seniors on that
team, you’d hope they
would respond in a per-
sonal way. It’s got to be
personal for you,” Schae-
fer said. “We got beat by a
really good team, but it’s
not that we got beat, it’s
how we got beat.”
The Bulldogs came
to Seattle after enduring
their first bit of adversi-
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Joe Horne
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the role of primary organizer, ed to take one step forward and because the kids are all right But Columbus has made district play after Christmas.”
facilitator, problem-solver, and one step back. He said close here in town and they know strides to catch them this sea- Hairston said it is an honor
all-around jack of all trades to games against West Lowndes, each other. There has been a lot son thanks to a start that in- to be considered one of the best
help pull off another great two Starkville, and Noxubee Coun- of talk. It is going to fun for us.” cludes a victory at Canton, two teams in the state. She said she
days of basketball in Columbus. ty of late are showing the Fal- Morris said he will try to make wins against Starkville, and a and her players are enjoying
“It is a great opportunity for cons what they can and can’t do surer the West Lowndes boys will victory against Jackson Murrah the journey and working hard
me to see it (as a player) and to win. complete the set of public schools at the JPS Thanksgiving Clas- to uphold that honor.
now to be on the other side of On top of the youth, Morris from Lowndes County to make sic. Senior Hannah White leads “We have been able to win
it as an adult and as a coach,” said Columbus has dealt with the lineup complete. the Lady Falcons, but Hairston some ballgames that last year
Morris said. “It is fun for me.” injuries and sickness, which has The Columbus High girls (9- said her team has received con- we probably would have lost,
Columbus will take on Cale- forced him to shuffle lineups. 0), the No. 1 team in the state, tributions from a lot of players
but we are learning how to fin-
donia, which is coached by Through it all, he said he contin- will have two tests against Horn in the fast start. She is eager
ish some games now,” Hairston
former Columbus High coach ues to learn as a coach and to un- Lake at 5 p.m. Friday and Olive to see how her squad responds
said. She said the team’s experi-
Gary Griffin, at 8 p.m. Friday derstand what situations he can Branch at 5 p.m. Saturday. Both against two perennial powers
ence — there are six seniors on
and New Hope at 8 p.m. Satur- put players in to help maximize of those opponents have been on back-to-back days.
day. Those games are the last the team’s chances. two of the top teams in the state “It is some good competition the varsity roster — has helped
games each day. West Lowndes “I think we are tuning on of Mississippi for the last sever- for us,” Hairston said. “Every- the Lady Falcons take another
(girls) and Starkville (girls and up,” Morris said. “I think these al years. body is trying to knock us off. step. “Our motto is if you score
boys) will add to the local flavor games this weekend will be a “If you want to be the best We have an ‘X’ on our back. It’s 50 we can score 51. We just feel
in the event that typically packs good test for us. Caledonia has you have to beat the best,” Hair- great for us to see the different like we can outscore you. It
the school’s gym. a good team. They have been ston said. “Horn Lake is one of competition, and we have seen doesn’t matter how we win just
Morris said Columbus (4-6) playing really well. They have a the better teams in the state, as a lot of matchups — box-and- as long as we get the win.”
is in the “middle of the road.” few guys from here who trans- well as Olive Branch. We’re ex- one, triangle, man-to-man, 3-2, Follow Dispatch sports editor
Due to the team’s overall youth, ferred over there. ... New Hope cited to be listed among those all of it — and it is really chal- Adam Minichino on Twitter @
Morris said his team has tend- will be another emotional game teams.” lenging us before we go into ctsportseditor

Comics & Puzzles
DILBERT
Dear Abby
D
EAR ABBY: for many years work in the relationship, I am
I’m a trans- for multiple rea- pleased to give it to you now.
gender male sons. She has DEAR ABBY: I have social-
who has grown bad-mouthed ized with a group of women for
up in an area me in emails to the past 20 years. Our con-
where many peo- other relatives nection has always been our
ple discourage and then denied children. Now the children are
such things. They having done grown and gone, one woman
view what I am as it, invited my in our group keeps trying to
a sin and me as ex-husband to include spouses each time we
a sinful, satanic family birthday get together.
child. My parents parties knowing My husband works long
ZITS are against any- I wouldn’t show hours. He doesn’t enjoy
thing different, in- up if he was being with these men, and he
cluding the LGBT there, and gone doesn’t want to go on these
community. months, some- outings. I have sympathized
I have already times years, with him because I don’t
gone through top
Dear Abby without speaking like the changes either. I’d
surgery, but they to me over things prefer these events stay girl-
don’t know about it. What they she has perceived as slights. friends-only. I have gone solo
do know is that I am bisexual. I have tried many times a few times and stayed away a
How do I tell them that I am to walk away and let the few times. But my friends are
male? — SINFUL CHILD situation go, but I continue commenting now, and I feel
DEAR “SINFUL” CHILD: being urged by other family stuck and uncomfortable. Do
Why do you want to make an members to “be the bigger you have any suggestions? —
announcement? You know person,” not give up and NO FAN IN MINNESOTA
what will happen the minute “just keep trying.” I married DEAR NO FAN: Yes, be
GARFIELD you do. If you feel you must recently and invited her to honest. Level with your women
say something, say that you the wedding. She texted 48 friends and say you prefer so-
have discovered your true self, hours beforehand to indicate cializing with them without the
which is male, and that you she would not be there. I’m husbands. You are entitled to
are happier now than you have wondering, is it OK to stop your feelings, and you do not
ever been. trying now? I mean, how much have to elaborate further.
After you do that you will of this should one person
be free. You can then start be forced to take? — JUST Dear Abby is written by
building a family comprised of ABOUT DONE TRYING Abigail Van Buren, also known
people who are understanding DEAR JUST ABOUT DONE: as Jeanne Phillips, and was
and accepting, which will be I see nothing to be gained by founded by her mother,
healthier for you than the one continuing to tolerate your Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear
you were born into. mother’s passive aggression. Abby at www.DearAbby.com or
DEAR ABBY: My mother If you are asking for my per- P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles,
and I have been estranged mission to stop doing all the CA 90069.
CANDORVILLE

Horoscopes
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Dec. makes you socially unstoppable. combining your reality with your
21). The truer you are to your- TAURUS (April 20-May 20). dream of it. And you will dream
self, the more everyone else There are certain people you more beautifully with pretty
benefits. You express yourself, feel so connected to that it’s as things around you to inspire you.
solve problems, join groups and though, unbeknownst to you, LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You
things get better for all. Other your souls signed a contract made contributions that were
highlights include: an intriguing to be intertwined. Autonomy is either overlooked or taken for
phone call from out of the blue, still important though, perhaps granted. Reintroduce them.
an intense and immediate con- even more so with this type of The times have changed. Now
nection with a new friend and closeness. they need what you’re contrib-
a health-favoring lifestyle shift. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). uting and they’ll be much more
BABY BLUES Aquarius and Cancer adore you. You’re incomparable really, but appreciative.
Your lucky numbers are: 14, 38, if you must compare yourself, VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22).
20, 22 and 47. and it’s hard not to on a day Fun day – a playful mood takes
ARIES (March 21-April 19). like today, then at least make a hold. Relationships are better
When it’s your turn to take a favorable comparison and move with humor. Your affectionate
bow, you’ll be brief and then quickly on from that. It’s no joking around will land perfectly
hand over the moment to the place to dwell. as long as you keep it light and
many others who helped. You’ll CANCER (June 22-July 22). positive.
do this because it feels comfort- Head in the clouds? That’s OK. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23).
able. You can’t help that it also You’re at your best when you’re You always feel better about
yourself after you do a round
of excellent hard work. So why
would you rob others of that
self-esteem boost? They want
to work for you. Let them.
BEETLE BAILEY SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov.
21). If the path seems to
offer no challenge, then it’s
a lie. You’ll look for the hard
parts, the possible pitfalls and
motives. This you’ll do not out of
cynicism, but rather in an effort
for optimum preparation.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec.
21). Expectation hinges on
imagination. The bigger the
imagination, the higher the
expectation. So if your fantasy
has proven outsized for reality,
maybe it’s because you’ve aug-
MALLARD FILLMORE mented powers of vision.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan.
19). You’ll create an atmo-
sphere to people to enjoy. It
reflects you – your style,
appetites and intentions. Music
will be an important part of this,
an element that’s a shortcut to
putting people at ease.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb.
18). It’s a puzzle of a day, but
you can handle it. There’s a way
to make this whole thing work
out with many smiles. The most
important thing is to stay cool
FAMILY CIRCUS and keep your inside voice on
the inside.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March
20). It takes a minute to get to
know a situation well enough
to figure out how you’re going
compartmentalize all that goes
along with it. Take it all in. Later
you can decide what to pay at-
tention to and what to tune out.

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Religious briefs
mation, call Sis. Jennifer Johnson, East. “Making your grieving journey free coffee and a prayer communi- For information, call Pastor Henry
Special Praise/Dedication 662-494-4295. easier.” For more information, call ty outreach service from 8-9 a.m. Mosley, 662-328-1035.
Services 662-327-0604 or e-mail unitedchris- every fifth Saturday. For information,
Mayhew Primitive Baptist Church
(formerly Aberdeen Primitive Baptist
Enrollment Applications tian@cableone.net. contact Jesse Slater, 662-328-
4979.
Prayer Service
Mississippi State School of Church of the Eternal Word, 106
Church), 842 U.S. Hwy. 45 N. Alt. in
Ministry will be accepting applica- Fellowship Dinner, Youth 22nd. St. S., Columbus, holds prayer
Starkville, hosts its Special Praise
and Dedication Services at 10 a.m.
tions for enrollment beginning Jan. Service Radio Program service Thursday nights 5-6 p.m. Con-
3 in Starkville and Jan. 7 in Reform, Pleasant Ridge Faith Center, Apostles Patrick Perkins invites tact Marie Nabors, 662-549-4322.
Dec. 29-30. Lunch will follow at
Alabama. For more information, call 923 Ridge Road, Columbus, hosts a the public to tune in to WTWG, radio Church service times: Sunday school
noon. The public is invited to attend.
Dr. Michael Boyd, 662-425-8443, fellowship dinner and youth service 1050 AM for Perfecting the Saints 10 a.m.; Sunday worship 11:15 a.m.;
For more information, call Elder Pas-
Pastor Francisco Brock, 662-386- every third Sunday. Broadcast, Wednesdays 8:30 a.m. Tuesday Bible study 7 p.m. For infor-
tor Herb Hatfield, 662-315-4937.
5317 or Pastor Demarco Smith, mation, call Pastor District Elder Lou
End of Year Celebration 205-722-8505. Prayer for Youth Women Prayer, Worship Nabors, 662-329-1234.
Ruby Ellis presents the Annual Every second and third Saturday, Service
End of the ear Gospel Celebration at Worship Services Pleasant Ridge Faith Center hosts a Church of the Eternal Word, 106 Fitness Transformations
6 p.m. Dec. 30 at Brown Ridge M.B. Open Doors M.B. Church invites prayer for the youth from 2-3 p.m. 22nd St. S., holds a prayer and The Transformational Church,
Church, 2013 Swedenburg Road the public to Sunday Morning worship service every Thursday from 2301 Jess Lyons Road, hosts boxing
in Crawford. Special guest will be Worship Services from 11 a.m.-1 Celebrate Recovery 5-6 p.m. Call Marie Nabors, 662-
549-4322 or 662-329-1234, for
lessons Mondays and Wednesday
the Might Travelers, Golden Gates, p.m. every 1st, 2nd & 3rd Sunday Calvary Church, 514 Lehmberg from 5-7 p.m., weight-loss boot
Might Voices, Demario Brown & Con- of each month at the Travis Outlaw Road, and Meadowview Church, prayer requests. camp Tuesdays and Thursdays 5-7
nected, Committed, Al Hinton, Tim Sportsplex Center, 405 Lynn Lane 300 Linden Circle in Starkville, host p.m. and both on Saturdays 9-11
Frierson & many more. The public is in Starkville. Sunday School is from Celebrate Recovery at 6 p.m. every Prayer Ministry a.m.
invited to attend. For more informa- 10-10:30 a.m. For more information, Sunday at Calvary and at 6 p.m. ev- New Beginning Everlasting Out-
tion, call Ruby Ellis, 662-549-4878 call 662-263-7102. ery Tuesday at Meadowview Church. reach Ministry invites the public to Youth Fellowship
Get help, healing and support for call in with their prayer requests at The Transformational Church,
Watch Night Service Grief Support Group any habit, hurt or hang-up using the 662-327-9843. 2301 Jess Lyons Road, hosts Youth
Pleasant Grove Pools M.B. The Oil of Joy for Grief and Christ-centered 12 steps. Fellowship from 7-8:30 p.m. every
Church, 3000 Waverly Road in West Mourning offers a grief support Praise and Worship Service Tuesday. Games, prayer, service,
Point, hosts its Watch Night Service group at 6 p.m. every second Thurs- Prayer, Free Coffee Sulfur Springs MB Church holds food, & more. Transportation avail-
at 10 p.m. Dec. 31. The public is day of the month at United Christian Mount Zion Missionary Baptist a praise and worship service the able. For information, call Iris Rober-
invited to attend. For more infor- Baptist Church, 232 Yorkville Road Church, 2221 14th Ave. N., hosts last Friday of each month at 7 p.m. son, 662-295-7456.

Pope to priestly sex abusers: Turn yourselves in
‘Let it be clear that before these abominations the one that began with his
own botched handling
Francis warned the
Vatican bureaucrats who
been abused to speak out.

Church will spare no effort to do all that is necessary to of a sprawling sex abuse
scandal in Chile and end-
run the 1.2 billion strong
Church that the scan-
‘The greater scandal’
“The Church asks
bring to justice whosoever has committed such crimes’ ed with the U.S. hierar-
chy in a free-fall of credi-
dal now undermined the that people not be silent,
credibility of the entire but bring it objectively
By NICOLE WINFIELD Francis acknowledged the Church will spare no bility as state prosecutors enterprise and that from to light, since the great-
The Associated Press that the church in the effort to do all that is nec- have begun uncovering now on the church and all er scandal in this matter
past had failed to treat essary to bring to justice decades of cover-up. its pastors must embark is that of cloaking the
VA T I - the problem seriously, whosoever has commit- on a continuous path of truth,” he said.
CAN CITY
— Pope
blaming leaders who ted such crimes,” he said. Abuse prevention purification. The cardinals and
out of inexperience or
Francis
short-sightedness acted
He urged victims to
come forward, thanked
summit He prayed for help bishops of the Curia
vowed Fri- Francis has sum- so that the Church can listened attentively, in-
“irresponsibly” by refus- the media for giving moned church leaders discern true cases from cluding the dean of the
day that
ing to believe victims. them a voice and issued from around the globe for false ones, and accusa- College of Cardinals,
the Catho-
lic Church a stark warning to abus- a February abuse preven- tions from slander. Cardinal Angelo Soda-
will “never Francis Going forward ers: “Convert and hand tion summit, in an indi- “This is no easy task, no, who has long been
again” cover up clergy sex But he vowed that go- yourself over to human cation that he has come since the guilty are capa- blamed for the Vatican’s
abuse and demanded that ing forward the church justice, and prepare for to realize that the prob- ble of skillfully covering refusal to acknowledge
priests who have raped would never cover up or divine justice.” lem is far greater and far their tracks,” and choos- the depth of the problem
and molested children dismiss cases again. Francis’ remarks more global than he had ing victims who they during the quarter-centu-
turn themselves in. “Let it be clear that be- capped a dreadful year understood at the start of know will keep silent. He ry pontificate of St. John
Francis dedicated his fore these abominations for the Catholic Church, his papacy five years ago. urged those who have Paul II.
annual Christmas speech
to the Vatican bureaucracy
to abuse, evidence that a
year of devastating revela-
tions of sexual misconduct
and cover-up has shaken
his papacy and caused a
crisis of confidence in the
Catholic hierarchy.

Putin issues
ominous warning
on rising nuclear
war threat
The Associated Press

MOSCOW — Russian
President Vladimir Putin
issued a chilling warning
Thursday about the rising
threat of a nuclear war,
putting the blame square-
ly on the U.S., which he
accused of irresponsibly
pulling out of arms control
treaties.
Speaking at his annual
news conference, Putin
warned that “it could lead
to the destruction of civili-
zation as a whole and may-
be even our planet.”
He pointed at Wash-
ington’s intention to walk
away from the 1987 Inter-
mediate-Range Nuclear
Forces Treaty, or INF, and
its reluctance to negotiate
the extension of the 2010
New START agreement,
which expires in 2021
unless the two countries
agree to extend it. “We are
witnessing the breakup of
the arms control system,”
he said.
Moscow and Wash-
ington have been at log-
gerheads over the INF,
which bans an entire
class of weapons — all
nuclear and conventional
ground-launched ballis-
tic and cruise missiles of
intermediate range. U.S.
officials say Washington’s
withdrawal from the pact
was prompted by Russian
violations of the treaty,
which Moscow vehement-
ly denies.

cdispatch.com
mitted in a sealed en-
velope, addressed to The Dispatch • www.cdispatch.com Friday, December
payments of the in-
debtedness21, 2018 by
secured 7B
the Port Director, the said Deed of Trust,
Lowndes County Port and the holder of said
Authority. Each sealed Deed of Trust, having re-

CLASSIFIEDS
envelope containing a quested the under-
bid shall be clearly signed so to do. On the
marked on the outside 26th day of December,
as: BID ENCLOSED
“WEST BANK PORT –
CRANE RAIL EXTEN-
Phone: 662.328.2424 2018, I will during the
lawful hours of between
11:00 a.m. and 4:00
SION (REBID)”, and the
envelope should also
classifieds@cdispatch.com p.m., at public outcry,
offer for sale and will
bear on the outside the
name of the Company cdispatch.com/classifieds sell, at the South front
door of the Lowndes
and the Company’s ad-
dress. If forwarded by P.O. Box 511 • 516 Main Street County Courthouse at
Columbus, Mississippi,
mail, the sealed envel-
ope containing the bid
must be enclosed in an-
Columbus, MS 39701 for cash to the highest
bidder, the following de-
scribed land and prop-
other envelope ad- erty situated in Lowndes

DEADLINES
dressed to the Port Dir- County, Mississippi, to-
ector, Lowndes County wit:

(Deadlines subject to change.)
Port Authority, 1121
Main Street, Lowndes REGULAR RATES SUPER SAVER RATES GARAGE SALE RATES Boundary Description-
County 4 Port
Lines/6Authority Days ................... $19.20 6 Days ...................................... $12.00 4 Lines/1 Day..................$9.20
Tract 1
2nd Floor, Suite 207, 12 Days .................................... $18.00
For Placing/Canceling Classified Line Ads: 4 Lines/12
Columbus, Mississippi, Days................. $31.20 4 Lines/3 Days..............$18.00
A tract of land being loc-
Over 6 lines is $1 per additional line.
39701. 4 Lines/26
Any bid not re- Days................. $46.80 Price includes 2
ated in the Southeast
FREE Garage
Sunday Paper Deadline is Thursday 3:00 P.M. ceived in writing at this Six lines or less, consecutive days. Quarter (SE ¼) Saleof Sec-
Rate applies to commercial operations signs. RAIN GUARANTEE: If 17
it
Monday Paper Deadline is Friday 12:00 P.M. office by the date and Rate applies to private party ads of non-commer- tion 2, Township
time specified and willmerchandise
be over $1,000. rains the day of your South,sale, we will West,
Range 17 re-
Tuesday Paper Deadline is Monday 12:00 P.M. declared late. The Port cial nature for merchandise NOTICE under $1,000. Must
OF PUBLIC Lowndes County, Mis-
Wednesday Paper Deadline is Tuesday 12:00 P.M. Authority will not Call be328-2424
re- for rates on include price in ad. 1 ITEM PER AD.
HEARING run you ad the next sissippiweek andFREE!
more par-
sponsible for delaysadditional in lines. No pets, firewood, etc. You must call to request ticularlyfree re-run. as
described
Thursday Paper Deadline is Wednesday 12:00 P.M. delivery. It is solely the IN THE CHANCERY Notice is hereby given follows:

INDEX
Friday Paper Deadline is Thursday 12:00 P.M. responsibility of the COURT OF LOWNDES that the Mississippi En-
LEGAL NOTICES must be submitted 3 business days vendor that bids to COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI vironmental Quality Per- Commencing at an iron
reach the opening on mit Board will hold a pin marking the South-
prior to first publication date time. Any bid received IN THE MATTER OF THE public meeting on Tues- east corner of said Sec-
after deadline will be re- ESTATE OF day, at 9:00 a.m. on tion 2; run thence North
turned unopened. Bids FRANCES M. PERKINS, January 8, 2019 in the 45 degrees 37 minutes
• Please read your ad on the first day of publication. We accept or alterations by fax or DECEASED 1780 Sitting with Elderly/Sick Mississippi Department West a distance of
responsibility only for the first incorrect insertion. 0 Legals
phone will not be accep- 4000 Merchandise
of Environmental Qual- 5000 Pets & Livestock 8000 Real Estate
1598.1 feet to an iron
• The Publisher assumes no financial responsibility for errors nor for ted. All mailed bids CAUSE NO.: 1790 Stump Removal 4030 Air Conditioners
ity, 515 Amite Street,5100 Free Pets 8050 Commercial
pin; Property South
run thence
shall be
1000
sent
Service
via FedEx 2018-86-HJD 1800 Swimming Pools 4060 Antiques Jackson, Mississippi 5150 Pets 810056Farms &
degreesTimberland
20 minutes
omission of copy. Liability shall not exceed the cost of that portion of 1030 Air Conditioning & Heating
space occupied by such error. or UPS as the US Postal 1830 Tax Service 4090 Appliances39201. 5200 Horses/Cattle/Livestock 8150West
Housesa- Northside
distance of
1060 Appliance
Service will not deliver Repair ROBERT M. PERKINS,
• All questions regarding classified ads currently running should be to this address. 1860 Tree Service 4120 Auctions 5250 Pet Boarding/Grooming 8200244.5
Houses - feet
East to an iron
1070 Asphalt & Paving EXECUTOR 1890 Upholstery Consideration will be pin; run thence South
directed to the Classified Department. 4150 Baby Articles
given to the following 5300 Supplies/Accessories 825056Houses - New Hope
degrees 20 minutes
1090 Automotive Services 1910 Welding
• All ads are subject to the approval of this paper. The Commercial No bidder 4180 Bargain Column
surface mining bond5350 re-Veterinarians 8300West
Housesa- South
1120may with-
Building & RemodelingSUMMONS BY PUBLICA- distance of
Dispatch reserves the right to reject, revise, classify or cancel any draw his1150 bid within TION 2000 Announcements 4210 Bicycles lease application: 5400 Wanted To Buy 8350166.5
Houses - feet
West to an iron
ninety (90) days Carpeting/Flooring
after
advertising at any time. 4240 Building Materials 8450pin;
Housesrun thence North
- Caledonia
the actual 1180date
Childcare
of the THE STATE OF 2050MISSIS-
Card of Thanks
4250 Burial PlotsRonnie Jones 6000
Construc- Financial 8500 Houses - Other 27 minutes
84 degrees
opening 1210 Chimney Cleaning SIPPI
thereof. 2100 Fraternal & Lodge tion, Inc., A1674, Per- 6050 Business Opportunity West a distance of 25.9
Advertisements must be 2150 Good Things To Eat 4270 Business Furniture
mit No. & P08-007, 8520feet
Hunting
toLandan iron pin; run
1240 Contractors 6100 Business Opportunity Wanted
EVIDENCE: EquipmentLowndes County, Mis- 8550thence
InvestmentNorth
Property57 de-
1250No bid Services
Computer will TO: All Unknown 2200 InHeirs-
Memorial 6120 Check Cashing
paid for in advance. be opened, considered at-Law of Richard
or accepted1270 Electrical
unless the kins, deceased, and
1300 Excavatingis giv- Any Unknown2300
2250 C. Per-
Instruction
Lost & Found
& School 4300 Camera Equipment
sissippi The applicant
4330 Clothing seeks the release of
6150 Insurance
8600grees
Lots & Acreage
8650aMobile
distance
18 minutes West
Homes of 310.7 feet
above information Persons 4360 Coins & 90% of the perform-6200 Loans
Jewelry 8700toMobile
theHome Point of Begin-
Spaces
You may cancel atSTATE any OF time during regular business hours en as specified.
MISSISSIPPI 1320 Fitness Training In Interest 2350 Personals
4390 Computer
ance bond posted to6250 Mortgages
Equipment 8750
ning of the herein de-
Resort Property
and receiveCOUNTY
a refund for days not published.
OF LOWNDES 1330 Furniture Repair & Refinishing
Awarding1360 public
2400 Special Notices cover the reclamation
4420 Farm Equipment & Supplies
6300ofStocks & Bonds scribed tract; run
8800thence
River Property
Generalcon-
Services All Unknown2600 Heirs-at-
Travel/Entertainment 20 acres of surface 6350 Business for Sale North 57 de-
tracts to non-resident Law of Bonnie Perkins, 4450 Firewood mined land located in 8850 Wanted 18
grees to Buyminutes West

FREE SERVICES
NOTICE OF SALE 1380 Housecleaning
ADVERTISEMENT FOR Bidders will be on the deceased, and 3000 Employment 4460 Flea MarketsSection 31 and 36, 7000 Rentals 8900aWaterfront
distance of 333.3 feet
Property
BIDS same basis 1390 Insulation
as the non- Any Unknown3050 Clerical & Office IN THE CHANCERY
Persons
WHEREAS, the follow- 4480 Furniture Township 16 South,7050 Apartments to an iron pin; run
ing tenants entered in- 1400 Insurance
resident bidder’s state In Interest 3100 Data Processing/COURT Computer OF LOWNDES 4510 Garage SalesRange 17W and 18W,
7100 Commercial Property
9000 Transportation
thence North 16 de-
LOWNDES COUNTY 1410 Interior Decorators
awards contracts to
3150 Domestic Help COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI Lowndes County, Mis- 9050grees
Auto Accessories/Parts
35 minutes East
Bargain Column
to leases with 4540 General Merchandise 7150 Houses
FRIENDLYAd CITYmust PORT AUTHORITY
MINI-fit in 4 lines (approximately Mississippi Contractors
1440 Jewelry/Watch Repair Bill Perkins sissippi. 9100aAuto
distance of 210.1 feet
Rentals & Leasing
3170 Engineering IN THE MATTER 4570 Household Goods
OF THE 7180 Hunting Land
WAREHOUSES for stor- WEST BANK PORT – bidding under
1470 Lawn similar cir- 129 Lori Lee Drive
Care/Landscaping 9150toAutos
anforironSale pin; run
20 characters per line) age and willinrun
space which for
to 3 days.
CRANE ForRAILitems EXTEN-$100 or cumstances. In order to Gallatin, TN 3200 37066 General Help Wanted
ESTATE OF JOHNNIE All comments must 7190
4630 Lawn & Garden be Land for Rent/Lease thence North 58 de-
1500 Locksmiths 9200grees
Aviation 37 minutes west
less ONLY. More than onepersonal
store item may be in SION
property same(REBID)
ad, but prices ensure that 3250 Management Positions
MAE WILLIAMS, 4660 DE-Merchandise received
Rentals by the Office 7200ofMobile Homes
9250
LOWNDES COUNTY, 1530
Mississippi’s Machinery
Golden Repair Kim Kachelmuss3300 Medical/Dental CEASED Geology no later than aBoats & Marine of 210.1 feet
distance
may not total over $100, no relists.
and
MISSISSIPPI 1560 Mobile Home
Rule is followed, state Services264 South East AvenueInformation
4690 Musical Instruments
December 29, 2018, in
7250 Mobile Home Spaces
9300toCamper/R.V.’s
an iron pin on the
3350 Opportunity ESTATE NO. 2017- 4700 Satellites 7300 Office Spaces
& Storage South Elgin, 3400 IL 60177
Free Pets WHEREAS, default has law requires a non-resid-
1590 Moving order to forward a copy 9350East right-of-way of
Golf Carts
Part-Time of the comments to 7350
4720 Sporting Goods theResort Rentals
Up tobeen
4 lines,
maderuns in theforpay-6 days.
Sealed bids for the ent bidder 1620toPainting
attach to
& Papering 0186HJD 9400Vaughn-Roberson
Motorcycles/ATVs Road;
West Bank Port – Crane his bid, a copy of 3450
All Unknown Heirs-at- Positions Wanted 4750 Stereos & TV’s
operator and to incor- 7400 River Property run thence North 21 de-
Lost & Found
ment of rent and 1650 Pest Control 9450grees
Trailers/Heavy Equipment East
Up to CITY
FRIENDLY 6 lines, Rail Extension
MINI-ad will run for 6 days. (Rebid) his/her resident state’s Law of Deanna3500 Professional
P. Fro- SUMMONS porate
4780 Wanted To Buy the comments in-
7450 Rooms 34 minutes
at the Lowndes County current laws 1680 Plumbing
pertaining man, being one and the
3550 Restaurant/Hotel to the hearing records 9500and
Trucks,along
Vans & said
Buses right-of-
WAREHOUSES pursu- 7500 Storage & Garages
ant to said Leases is Port will be received by to such state’s 1710 Printingtreat- same person3600 asSales/Marketing THE STATE OF MISSIS- as required by law. 9550way
Wanteda to Buy
distance of 35.4
These ads are taken by fax, e-mail or in person at
authorized to sell the the Lowndes County
Port Authority at 1121
ment of 1740
contractors.
Roofing & Guttering Deanna O. Froman,
non-resident
ceased, and 3650Trades
Any Un-
de- SIPPI
For further information,
7520
7550
Vacation
Wanted
Rentals
to Rent
feet to an iron pin; run
thence South 55 de-
our office. Ads will not be take by telephone.
personal property to sat-
isfy the past due and Main Street, Lowndes
1770 Saws & Lawn Mowers
known Persons 3700Truck
In In-Driving TO: The heirs at law of write the Mississippi7600 Waterfront Property grees 44 minutes east
any other charges owed County Administrative Each Bidder must de- terest Johnnie Mae Williams, Department of Environ- a distance of 274.0 feet
to it by the following ten- Boardroom, 2nd Floor, posit with his proposal, Deceased, whose mental Quality, Office of to an iron pin; run
Legal Notices 0010 Legal Notices 0010
ants. Suite 204, 0010
Legal Notices Columbus, aLegal
BidNotices
Bond 0010or Certified Rick
Legal Froman
Notices 0010 names and0010
Legal Notices addresses Geology,
Legal NoticesP.0010
O. Box Legal Notices 0010 thence
Legal NoticesSouth 001052 de-
Mississippi, 39701 un- Check in an amount 255 West MLK Jr. Blvd. are unknown after dili- 2279, Jackson, Missis- grees 38 minutes East
SUMMONS BY PUBLICA- NOW THEREFORE, no- til 10:00 A.M. on Janu- equal to five percent Charlotte, NC 28202 gent search and inquiry sippi 39225, or call LEGAL NOTICE a distance of 281.3 feet
TION tice is hereby given that ary 17, 2019 and then (5%) of his bid, payable (601) 961-5527. to a point; run thence
FRIENDLY CITY MINI- at said office publicly to the Lowndes County Scott Froman You have been made a Substituted Trustee’s South 17 degrees 38
IN THE CHANCERY WAREHOUSES will offer opened and read aloud. Port Authority, as bid se- 6549 Outlook Drive defendant in this suit in Sincerely, Notice of Sale minutes West a dis-
COURT OF LOWNDES for sale, and will sell at curity. The successful Citrus Heights, CA this Court by Regina James Matheny tance of 208.6 feet to
COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI auction to the highest This project includes ex- bidder will be required 95621 Smith, Petitioner, seek- Division Director STATE OF MISSISSIPPI the Point of Beginning
bidder for cash all per- tending the concrete to furnish a Payment ing a judicial determina- Mining and Reclama- COUNTY OF LOWNDES and containing 1.75
IN THE MATTER OF AN- sonal property in stor- crane rail pad at the Bond and Performance Dionna Froman tion of the heirs-at-law tion Division acres, more or less.
THONY A. McGEE, JR. age units leased by the West Bank Port for the Bond each in the 45884 Chancellors Run and statutory beneficiar- WHEREAS, on the 2nd
following tenants at Lowndes County Port amount of one hundred Court ies of Johnnie Mae Willi- PUBLISH: 12/7, 12/14 day of October 2014, Also including a 1997
CAUSE NO. 2018-0243- FRIENDLY CITY MINI- Authority. percent (100%) of the Great Mills, MD 20634 ams, deceased. & 12/21/2018 Wanda Logan and Spir SIA manufactured
B WAREHOUSES 903 contract amount. Tommy Logan, ex- home Serial No.
You are summoned to STATE OF MISSISSIPPI
Alabama St. Columbus, The above general out- All Unknown Heirs-at-
COUNTY OF LOWNDES
ecuted and delivered a SIAL7496
SUMMONS MS, at 8:30 am on the line of features of the Bid documents are be- Law of Nina P. Richard- appear and defend certain Deed of Trust
4th day of January, A.D. work does not in any ing made available elec- son, deceased, and against the petition filed unto Lori Nail Basham, I will only convey such
THE STATE OF MISSIS- way limit the responsib- tronically and via origin- Any Unknown Persons against you in this ac- NOTICE OF SALE Trustee for Community title as is vested in me
2019. All auctions are
SIPPI with reserve and there- ility of the Contractor to al paper copy (if reques- In Interest tion at 9:30 a.m. on the Mortgage & Loan, Inc. as Substitute Trustee.
perform all work and fur- ted). Plan holders are 14th day of January, WHEREAS, the follow- Beneficiary, to secure
fore all units can be ing tenants entered in-
TO: THE HEIRS AT LAW withdrawn from the sale nish all labor, equip- required to register for Mark Richardson 2019, in the Chancery an indebted therein de- WITNESS MY SIGNA-
OF DEBORAH LOUISE ment and materials re- an account at 3650 Eldorado Avenue Courtroom of the to leases with scribed, which Deed of TURE, this the 27th day
at any time by the auc-
MOORE, DECEASED tioneer/manager. quired by the specifica- www.lowndescountypo- North Lowndes County Court- FRIENDLY CITY MINI- Trust is recorded in the of November, 2018.
tions and the drawings rt bids.org to view and Lake Havaso, AZ 86406 house in Columbus, WAREHOUSES for stor- Office of the Chancery
You have been made a Title to the personal referred to therein. order Bid Documents. Mississippi, and in case age space in which to Clerk of Lowndes James O. Ford
defendant to a petition property to be sold is All plan holders are re- Karen Dagarman of your failure to ap- store personal property County, Mississippi in Substitute Trustee
for determination of the believed to be good, but CERTIFICATE OF RE- quired to have a valid 3193 Brescia Bank Av- pear and defend, a judg- and Instrument found in Bk:
heirs of Deborah Louise at such sale, FRIENDLY SPONSIBILITY: Each email address for regis- enue ment will be entered Mort 2014 Page 22574- Ford Law Firm
Moore, filed in the contractor submitting a tration. Electronic bids Henderson NV 89044 against you for the WHEREAS, default has 22577 and P.O. Box 1661
CITY MINI-WARE- been made in the pay-
Chancery Court of HOUSES will convey bid in excess of shall be submitted money or other things 346 N. Broadway
Lowndes County, Mis- $50,000.00 must show through www.lown- Lisa Leons demanded in the peti- ment of rent and WHEREAS, on the 15th Tupelo, MS 38802
only such title as is ves- FRIENDLY CITY MINI-
sissippi, by Anthony A. ted in it pursuant to its on his bid and on the descountyportbids.org. 25586 West Wilson Av- tion. day of November, 2018, (662) 844-4316
WAREHOUSES pursu-
McGee, Jr. lease with the following face of the envelope Questions regarding enue the holder of said Deed
and its allowed under containing the bid, his website registration, on- Wauconda, IL 60084 You are not required to ant to said Leases is of Trust substituted and PUBLISH: November 30
The petition alleges that Mississippi Code Annot- Certificate of Respons- line orders, or electron- file an answer or other authorized to sell the appointed James O. and December 7, 14,
ANTHONY A. McGEE, ibility Number, as re- ic bidding, please con- Nancy P. Vaghy pleadings but you may personal property to sat- Ford as Substitute 21, 2018
ated Section 85-7-121 isfy the past due and
JR. is the sole heir at et seq (Supp 1988). quired by Section 31-3- tact Plan House Print- 18819 Jamestown do so if you desire. Trustee by Instrument
law of Deborah Louise 21 and 31-3-15, Missis- ing at (662) 407-0193. Circle Such should be served any other charges owed recorded in the office of
Moore, deceased, and sippi Code of 1972. If Northville, MI 48167 by mailing to L. Nicole to it by the following ten- the aforesaid Chancery Building & Remodeling 1120
Amber Milton ants.
prays that the court —E216 the bid does not ex- The Lowndes County Clinkscales, Attorney for Clerk in Instrument
enter an order that he ceed $50,000.00, a Port Authority hereby no- You have been made a Petitioner, whose ad- found in Bk: Mort 2018 HOME REPAIRS & CON-
be recognized as the Brian Plumb notation so stating tifies all Bidders that it defendant in the Peti- dress is P.O. Box 1352, NOW THEREFORE, no- Page:24394-24395; STRUCTION WORK
sole heir at law of De- must appear on the will affirmatively insure tion for Order Constru- Columbus, Mississippi tice is hereby given that and WANTED. Carpentry,
—E51 FRIENDLY CITY MINI- small concrete jobs,
borah Louise Moore, de- face of the envelope. that in any contract ing Last Will and Testa- 39703, Telephone
ceased. entered into pursuant to ment, Adjudication of (662) 241-0057. WAREHOUSES will offer WHEREAS, default hav- electrical, plumbing,
Carl Gardner for sale, and will sell at roof repairs, pressure
—E237 Each bid must be sub- this advertisement, dis- Heirs-at-Law of Resid- ing been made in the
You are summoned to mitted in a sealed en- advantaged and uary Trust Beneficiaries, Issued under my hand auction to the highest payments of the in- washing and mobile
appear before the Hon- Chelsey Jones velope, addressed to women’s business en- Discharge and Other Re- and seal of said Court, bidder for cash all per- debtedness secured by home roof coating and
orable Chancery Court —E244 the Port Director, terprises will be af- lief filed by the Execut- this 10th day of Decem- sonal property in stor- the said Deed of Trust, underpinning. No job
of Lowndes County, Mis- Lowndes County Port forded the full opportun- or, Robert M. Perkins, ber, 2018. age units leased by the and the holder of said too small. 549-7031.
sissippi, on the 28th Authority. Each sealed ity to submit bids in re- on December 12, 2018, following tenants at Deed of Trust, having re-
Clyde Washington FRIENDLY CITY MINI-
day of January, 2019, at —E222 envelope containing a sponse to this invita- seeking to determine Lowndes County Chan- quested the under-
9:00 a.m., at a hearing bid shall be clearly tion and will not be dis- the heirs-at-law of cery Court Clerk WAREHOUSES 308 signed so to do. On the SUGGS CONSTRUCTION
to be held at the Court- Coty Grant marked on the outside criminated against on Richard C. Perkins, Bon- (SEAL) Shoney Drive Columbus, 26th day of December, Building, remodeling,
house in Lowndes as: BID ENCLOSED the grounds of race, col- nie Perkins, Deanna P. BY:/s/ Shantrell W. MS, immediately follow- 2018, I will during the metal roofing, painting
—E202 ing sale on Alabama
County, in the City of “WEST BANK PORT – or, or national origin in Froman, being one and Granderson lawful hours of between & all home repairs.
Columbus, Mississippi, David Kuhn CRANE RAIL EXTEN- consideration for an the same person as Chancery Clerk/D.C. Street on the 4th day of 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 662-242-3471
to defend against the SION (REBID)”, and the award. Deanna O. Froman, and January A.D. 2019. All p.m., at public outcry,
—E265 auctions are with re-
petition filed against envelope should also Nina P. Richardson, all PREPARED BY: offer for sale and will
you and/or to show bear on the outside the The Lowndes County deceased. Other than L. Nicole Clinkscales, serve and therefore all sell, at the South front
Frederick Smith units can be withdrawn door of the Lowndes Tom Hatcher, LLC
cause, if any of you can, —E230 name of the Company Port Authority reserves you, the only other inter- Esq. MBN 99429
and the Company’s ad- the right to reject any ested parties in this ac- The Clinkscales Law from the sale at any Custom Construction,
in Cause No. 2018- County Courthouse at Restoration, Remodel-
0243-B filed in Lowndes Jasmine Hill dress. If forwarded by bids and all bids and tion are Bill Perkins, Firm time by the auctioneer/ Columbus, Mississippi,
ing, Repair, Insurance
County, why Anthony A. —E257 mail, the sealed envel- waive any informality. Kim Kachelmuss, 2125 Bell Avenue/Post manager. for cash to the highest claims. 662-364-1769.
McGee, Jr. should not ope containing the bid The LCPA reserves the Robert M. Perkins, Rick Office Box 1352 bidder, the following de- Licensed & Bonded
be declared the sole must be enclosed in an- right to award each con- Froman, Scott Froman, Columbus, Mississippi Title to the personal scribed land and prop-
Jeffrey Finch property to be sold is
heir at law of Deborah —E303 other envelope ad- tract based on the low- Dionna Froman, Mark 39703 erty situated in Lowndes
Louise Moore, de- dressed to the Port Dir- est and most respons- Richardson, Karen Tel: (662) 241-0057 believed to be good, but County, Mississippi, to-
at such sale, FRIENDLY wit: General Services 1360
ceased, where you are a Jennifer Overpeck ector, Lowndes County ive bidder which meets Dagarman, Lisa Leons, Fax: (662) 241-0086
respondent and why Port Authority, 1121 or exceeds the spe- and Nancy P. Vaghy. Email: CITY MINI-WARE-
—E226 MUSIC THEORY LES-
such other relief prayed Main Street, Lowndes cified need of the LCPA clinkscaleslaw@gmail.c HOUSES will convey Boundary Description- SONS
for should not be gran- County Port Authority and stays within avail- You are summoned to om only such title as is ves- Tract 1 $25 per hour
Lavanda Hood ted in it pursuant to its
ted. In case of your fail- —E283 2nd Floor, Suite 207, able funding. appear and represent Chords, Scales, Modes
ure to appear and de- Columbus, Mississippi, your interests against PUBLISH: 12/14, lease with the following A tract of land being loc- & more! Call Jimbo @
fend, a judgment will be Mary M Williams 39701. Any bid not re- BY: /s/ Will Sanders said Petition before the 12/21, & 12/28/2018 and its allowed under ated in the Southeast 662-364-1687
entered against you ceived in writing at this Will Sanders, Port Dir- Honorable Joseph N. Mississippi Code Annot- Quarter (SE ¼) of Sec- If no answer leave
—E219 ated Section 85-7-121
finding the above-named office by the date and ector Studdard, Chancellor of tion 2, Township 17 voicemail or text.
heir-at-law to be the time specified will be the 14th Chancery Dis- et seq (Supp 1988). South, Range 17 West,
Mary R Williams
sole heir-at-law of the —E93 declared late. The Port PUBLISH: 12/14 & trict at 9:30 a.m. on the NOTICE OF PUBLIC Lowndes County, Mis-
named deceased Authority will not be re- 12/21/2018 17th day of January B G Williams sissippi and more par-
HEARING —N55, N78 RETAINER WALL, drive-
among other things. You Mishunda Mays sponsible for delays in 2019, at the Lowndes ticularly described as
delivery. It is solely the County Courthouse, in way, foundation, con-
are not required to file —E381 IN THE CHANCERY Notice is hereby given follows: crete, masonry restora-
an answer or other responsibility of the COURT OF LOWNDES Columbus, Mississippi, that the Mississippi En- Claudia Keating
vendor that bids to and in case of your fail- —N138 tion, remodeling, base-
pleading but may do so Patricia Sturdivant COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI vironmental Quality Per- Commencing at an iron ment foundation, re-
if you desire. —E231 reach the opening on ure to appear your in- mit Board will hold a pin marking the South-
time. Any bid received Cleodis Turner pairs, small dump truck
IN THE MATTER OF THE terest in this matter will public meeting on Tues- —N35 east corner of said Sec- hauling (5-6 yd) load &
Issued this 5th day of Ronald Ewing after deadline will be re- ESTATE OF not be considered. day, at 9:00 a.m. on tion 2; run thence North
turned unopened. Bids FRANCES M. PERKINS, demolition/lot cleaning.
December, 2018. —E66 January 8, 2019 in the 45 degrees 37 minutes Burr Masonry
or alterations by fax or DECEASED You are not required to Mississippi Department Darecia Shinn West a distance of
phone will not be accep- file an answer or other —N48 662-242-0259.
CHANCERY COURT OF Shareka Tillman of Environmental Qual- 1598.1 feet to an iron
LOWNDES COUNTY, —E3 ted. All mailed bids CAUSE NO.: pleading, but you may ity, 515 Amite Street, pin; run thence South
MISSISSIPPI shall be sent via FedEx 2018-86-HJD do so if you desire. Debbie Gardner 56 degrees 20 minutes
Jackson, Mississippi —N22 WORK WANTED:
Sharon Hawkins or UPS as the US Postal 39201. West a distance of
Prepared by: —E272 Service will not deliver Issued under my hand 244.5 feet to an iron Licensed & Bonded-car-
ROBERT M. PERKINS, Dynah Porter pentry, painting, & de-
David L. Sanders MSB# to this address. EXECUTOR and the seal of said Consideration will be pin; run thence South
6442 Court, this the 12th day given to the following —N133 56 degrees 20 minutes molition. Landscaping,
Thomas Morgan
No bidder may with- gutters cleaned, bush
Attorney for Petitioner —E8, E10 SUMMONS BY PUBLICA- of December 2018. surface mining bond re- Patricia Webber West a distance of
hogging, clean-up work,
Mitchell, McNutt & draw his bid within TION lease application: 166.5 feet to an iron
Sams, P.A. ninety (90) days after LISA YOUNGER NEESE, —N216 pin; run thence North pressure washing, mov-
WITNESS MY SIGNA-
215 5th Street N TURE on this the 5th the actual date of the CHANCERY CLERK 84 degrees 27 minutes ing help & furniture
THE STATE OF MISSIS- Ronnie Jones Construc- Sandy Taylor
P.O. Box 1366 day of December, A.D. opening thereof. SIPPI LOWNDES COUNTY, tion, Inc., A1674, Per- West a distance of 25.9 repair. 662-242-3608
Columbus, MS 39703- MISSISSIPPI —N143 feet to an iron pin; run
2018. mit No. P08-007,
1366 EVIDENCE: No bid will TO: All Unknown Heirs- Lowndes County, Mis- thence North 57 de-
FRIENDLY CITY be opened, considered at-Law of Richard C. Per- (SEAL) sissippi The applicant
WITNESS MY SIGNA- grees 18 minutes West Lawn Care / Landscaping
PUBLISH: 12/7, 12/14, MINI-WAREHOUSES or accepted unless the kins, deceased, and BY: /s/ Tina Fisher, TURE on this the 5th a distance of 310.7 feet 1470
seeks the release of day of December, A.D.
& 12/21/2018 By: L.O. above information is giv- Any Unknown Persons D.C. 90% of the perform- to the Point of Begin-
en as specified. 2018. ning of the herein de- JESSE & BEVERLY'S
STATE OF MISSISSIPPI In Interest ance bond posted to LAWN SERVICE. Mow-
Publish: 12/7, 12/14, PUBLISH: 12/14/2018, cover the reclamation of scribed tract; run
COUNTY OF LOWNDES Awarding public con- 12/21/2018 & FRIENDLY CITY thence North 57 de- ing, cleanup, landscap-
& 12/21/2018 All Unknown Heirs-at- 20 acres of surface MINI-WAREHOUSES
tracts to non-resident Law of Bonnie Perkins, 12/28/2018 mined land located in grees 18 minutes West ing, sodding, & tree cut-
NOTICE OF SALE Bidders will be on the By: L.O. a distance of 333.3 feet ting. 356-6525.
ADVERTISEMENT FOR deceased, and Section 31 and 36,
BIDS same basis as the non- Any Unknown Persons IN THE CHANCERY Township 16 South, to an iron pin; run
WHEREAS, the follow- resident bidder’s state In Interest Publish: 12/7, 12/14, thence North 16 de-
ing tenants entered in- COURT OF LOWNDES Range 17W and 18W, & 12/21/2018 Painting & Papering 1620
LOWNDES COUNTY awards contracts to COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI Lowndes County, Mis- grees 35 minutes East
to leases with Mississippi Contractors a distance of 210.1 feet
FRIENDLY CITY MINI- PORT AUTHORITY Bill Perkins sissippi. SULLIVAN'S PAINT
bidding under similar cir- 129 Lori Lee Drive IN THE MATTER OF THE to an iron pin; run
WAREHOUSES for stor- WEST BANK PORT – cumstances. In order to Gallatin, TN 37066 thence North 58 de-
SERVICE
age space in which to CRANE RAIL EXTEN- ESTATE OF JOHNNIE All comments must be Certified in lead
SION (REBID) ensure that MAE WILLIAMS, DE- received by the Office of grees 37 minutes west
store personal property Mississippi’s Golden removal. Offering spe-
LOWNDES COUNTY, Kim Kachelmuss CEASED Geology no later than a distance of 210.1 feet cial prices on interior &
and Rule is followed, state to an iron pin on the
MISSISSIPPI 264 South East Avenue December 29, 2018, in Let your exterior painting, pres-
law requires a non-resid- South Elgin, IL 60177 ESTATE NO. 2017- order to forward a copy East right-of-way of
WHEREAS, default has ent bidder to attach to sure washing & sheet
been made in the pay- Sealed bids for the 0186HJD of the comments to the fingers do the Vaughn-Roberson Road; rock repairs.
West Bank Port – Crane his bid, a copy of All Unknown Heirs-at- operator and to incor- run thence North 21 de- Free Estimates
ment of rent and his/her resident state’s SUMMONS
walking. grees 34 minutes East
FRIENDLY CITY MINI- Rail Extension (Rebid) Law of Deanna P. Fro- porate the comments in- Call 435-6528
WAREHOUSES pursu- at the Lowndes County current laws pertaining man, being one and the to the hearing records Find your and along said right-of-
Port will be received by to such state’s treat- same person as THE STATE OF MISSIS- as required by law. way a distance of 35.4
ant to said Leases is
the Lowndes County ment of non-resident Deanna O. Froman, de- SIPPI
dream job in feet to an iron pin; run Plumbing 1680
authorized to sell the contractors.
personal property to sat- Port Authority at 1121 ceased, and Any Un- For further information, the classifieds! thence South 55 de-
Main Street, Lowndes known Persons In In- TO: The heirs at law of write the Mississippi grees 44 minutes east ACME, INC.
isfy the past due and Each Bidder must de- a distance of 274.0 feet
any other charges owed County Administrative terest Johnnie Mae Williams, Department of Environ- Stan McCown
Boardroom, 2nd Floor, posit with his proposal, Deceased, whose mental Quality, Office of to an iron pin; run Licensed Plumber
to it by the following ten- a Bid Bond or Certified thence South 52 de-
ants. Suite 204, Columbus, Rick Froman names and addresses Geology, P. O. Box "We fix leaks."
Mississippi, 39701 un- Check in an amount 255 West MLK Jr. Blvd. are unknown after dili- 2279, Jackson, Missis- grees 38 minutes East 662-386-2915
til 10:00 A.M. on Janu- equal to five percent Charlotte, NC 28202 gent search and inquiry sippi 39225, or call a distance of 281.3 feet
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Medical / Dental 3300 Apts For Rent: Other 7080
1, 2, 3 BEDROOM apart-
ments & townhouses.
Call for more info.
662-328-8254.

DOWNTOWN - WALK to
MUW, church & shops!
2BR/1BA, central H&A,
hardwood. No Pets, no
smoking, no HUD. Avail-
able January. $675/
$675. Credit check.
Call Long & Long Real
Estate, 662-328-0770.

DOWNTOWN: 2BR/1BA,
CH&A, 1 story, W/D,
historic district, 1 block
from downtown, $625/
mo. + $625 dep. NO
PETS. 662-574-8789.
Peaceful & Quiet area.

FIRST FULL MONTH
RENT FREE! 1 & 2 Bed-
room Apts/Townhomes.
Stove & refrigerator.
$335-$600 Monthly.
Credit check & deposit.

Sudoku YESTERDAY’S ANSWER
Coleman Realty,
662-329-2323.
Yesterday’sANSWER
answer
Find Sudoku
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1 9 3 6 4 5 8 7 2

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2018 Conceptis Puzzles, Dist. by King Features Syndicate, Inc.
Stump Removal 1790 Sporting Goods 4720 Downtown Area-
2BR/1BA, CH&A, hard- a 9x9 grid with several
numbers. The object 8 2 4 9 1 7 3 6 5
wood, appliances, no

You’re 1 to 9 in the empty spaces
ED SANDERS Gunsmith given numbers. The object
is to place the numbers
Open for season! 9-5, pets, spacious, walk to
MUW. NO HUD. is to place the numbers
6 4 8 3 9 1 2 5 7
Tues-Fri & 9-12, Sat.
Over 50 years experi- Agent Owned. 1 to 9 in the empty spaces
so that each row, each 3 5 1 7 6 2 4 8 9
ence! Repairs, cleaning,
refinishing, scopes
mounted & zeroed,
$675.00/$675.00.

Convenience-
Looking column so that each row, each
and each 3x3 box
column and each 3x3 box
contains the same number
2 7 9 4 5 8 6 3 1
5 3 7 8 2 9 1 4 6
ALLSTUMP GRINDING
SERVICE
GET 'ER DONE!
handmade knives.
Located: Hwy 45 Alt,
North of West Point,
2BR/1BA, almost fin-
ished make-over. CH/A,
new flooring, paint, ap-
For level increases from
contains the same number
only once. The difficulty
only once. The difficulty 9 8 6 1 7 4 5 2 3
In level increases from 4 1 2 5 3 6 7 9 8
turn right on Yokahama pliances & more. No
We can grind all your pets, no HUD. Monday to Sunday.
stumps. Hard to reach Blvd, 8mi & turn left on Monday to Sunday.
Darracott Rd, will see Agent Owned. Difficulty Level 12/20
places, blown over $495.00/$495.00.
roots, hillsides, back- sign, 2.5mi ahead shop
yards, pastures. Free on left. 662-494-6218.
West Point-
estimates. You find it, Large 1BR/1BA, gas
we'll grind it! Pets 5150
662-361-8379
space heat, window air. CLASSIFIEDS
BULLDOG PUPS. Only 4 Water furnished. No
left! Great for X-Mas! pets or HUD. www.cdispatch.com
Parents on site. $100 Agent Owned.
Tree Services 1860 ea. 205-480-4351. $375.00/$375.00 with Houses For Sale: Northside
approved application.
A&T Tree Service 8150
AKC REGISTERED
Bucket truck & stump Chesapeake Bay Long & Long, Realtors
removal. Free est. 2622 CANTERBURY -
Retrievers. Great 662-328-0770 Enjoy the quiet conveni-
Serving Columbus
hunting, guard & com- ence of this partially up-
since 1987. Senior
citizen disc. Call Alvin @
242-0324/241-4447
panion dogs. $1000 ea.
Call 662-574-7879.
COLEMAN dated home. Features
include a wonderful
RENTALS shaded back yard,
"We'll go out on a limb TOWNHOUSES & APARTMENTS
for you!" CKC REGISTERED Male covered patio, screened
toy poodle. Perfect for
Christmas. $500. Call 1 BEDROOM porch, raised flower
beds, and a well for
662-549-7809. 2 BEDROOMS duty free watering. Ex-
J&A TREE REMOVAL 3 BEDROOMS tremely spacious and
reduced to $135,000.
Work from a bucket
truck. Insured/bonded. Call Emily C. Moody for
LEASE,
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Call Jimmy for a free es- a private viewing.
Long & Long, Realtors
timate 662-386-6286. DEPOSIT @ 662-328-0770 or
CKC REGISTERED Pup- AND 662-574-3903.
pies! Ready for Christ-
VICKERS TREE mas! Call or text for CREDIT CHECK Investment Property 8550
SERVICE, LLC info, 662-305-5584.
GRAVEL FOR SALE on
Tree trimming and re-
moval. Fully insured. Business Opportunity 6050 662-329-2323 private property. Approx
Free estimates. 6 acres. Will sell or
*Now Accepting Credit HISTORIC DOWNTOWN lease property located
& Debit Cards* Columbus: 411 Main 2411 HWY 45 N in NE Noxubee County.
Call Curt 662-418-0889 St. Office, Retail, Res- COLUMBUS, MS 601-405-3717.
or 662-549-2902 taurant Space available.
“A cut above the rest” Call 423-333-1124. Lots & Acreage 8600
Commercial Property For
Apts For Rent: Northside 7010 2.28 +/- Acre Lot.
Rent 7100 149 Tanyia Lane. Off of
Special Notices 2400 Lake Lowndes Road.
FOX RUN COMPANY LLC 117 DR. Martin Luther
1 & 2 BR near hospital. Has asphalt drive &
BECOME A LICENSED King Jr. Dr. West in parking, 1200 ft. shop
AMATEUR RADIO OPER- $595-645/mo. Military Starkville. 4,000 sq. ft
discount offered, pet w/ living area, septic
ATOR. FCC Testing will building. Call 662-323- tank & water meter. No
be at West end of Main area, pet friendly, and 5119.
furnished corporate trailers. $45,000. Call
St @ the 911 Center in 662-574-0345.
Starkville on Saturday, apartments available. COMMERCIAL PROPER-
December 29, 2018 at ON SITE SECURITY. TIES/Retail/Office UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY!
9am. For more info call ON SITE MAINTENANCE. Spaces starting @ A Stable growth invest-
662-324-0745. ON SITE MANAGEMENT. $285/mo. Downtown & ment. FSBO: 72 Acres
24-HOUR CAMERA East Columbus loca- in Webster Co., near
SURVEILLANCE. tions. 662-435-4188. Mantee. Mature pines
Benji @ 662-386-4446 (75yr), hardwoods
General Help Wanted 3200 Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm. OFFICE SPACE: 2,000 (50yr), 10ac hay field,
CONTRACTOR SEEKING Sat/Sun by appt only. square feet. 294 2ac pond, w/county
experienced carpenter Chubby Dr. Flexible leas- road frontage/utilities,
STUDIO APT for rent. ing terms. Available superb potential home
with lots of experience. Newly remodeled.
Please call: now. 662-328-8254 site & recognized
$400/mth rent & dep school. 45 minutes to
662-570-9464 for info. req. Convenient to town
HISTORIC DOWNTOWN MSU. 334-277-9744.
& CAFB. No hud. No
Columbus Office, Retail,
pets. 662-328-2340.
Bargain Column 4180 Restaurant Space avail- HUNTING LAND IN
able. Call 662-328- PICKENS COUNTY, AL
ELECTRIC DRYER. Apts For Rent: West 7050 8655 or 662-574-7879. 93 acres on County
Road 47 (Gordo 159 to

VIP
Older. Works good.
$80. Call 662-364- Houses For Rent: Northside County Road 47. Turn
2498. left & land is on the

Rentals
7110 left). Paved road ac-
2 AVAILABLE: 2BR/1BA cess. Mostly level.
near CAFB. $450/mo + Price: $204,600.
REFRIGERATOR. $100. Apartments $350 dep. 662-889- Linda Pruett, Keller
ACROSS
Call 662-364-2498. & Houses 1122. Williams Realty Tusca-
loosa, 205-657-5330. 1 Instructional
1 Bedrooms BLUECUTT ESTATES: LOWNDES COUNTY 45 6 Marry anew
Farm Equipment & Supplies 2 Bedroooms 3BR/2BA, ch/a, double acres on Sobley & Dav- 11 Strike group
4420 garage, chain link
3 Bedrooms
is Rd. Excellent hunting. 12 Corundum, for
fenced backyard, newly 1 mile west of Hwy. 69.
2016 JOHN Deere remodeled. Small creek runs thru one
5100E Tractor, 210 Furnished & For Rent: $900/mo. or property. $1375 per 13 Cars’ scars
hours. $46,500.
Also, 2016 15ft Unfurnished For Sale: $115,000.
662-352-4776.
acre. 205-799-9846 or
205-695-2248. 14 Good judgment
Kubota Bush hog avail. 1, 2, & 3 Baths 15 Remain unused
205-329-1790. Houses For Rent: New Hope WINTER SPECIAL 16 Not appointed
Lease, Deposit 7130 1.95 acre lots.
& Credit Check Good/bad credit. 18 Poem of praise
Firewood / Fuel 4450 4BR/2BA, 1.25 Acres
viceinvestments.com Christopher Hills Sub;
10% down, as low as 19 Bar bill
$299/mo. Eaton Land.
20 Golfer Ernie
FIREWOOD FOR Sale.
Various lengths.
662-295-2274
327-8555 $197K (15K below ap-
praisal). New Hope
662-361-7711
21 Drug agent
School District. Avail- 23 Contented
Apts For Rent: Starkville 7070 able to rent $1,000/ sounds
mth - must meet minim-
General Merchandise 4600 SMALL APT, walking dis- um credit/income re- Sell idle items 25 Copier problem
tance to MSU. Partially quirements. Military
APPLE COMPUTERS furnished incl W/D w/ families welcome. Move
with a quick action 27 Some crime
Two 2009 iMac com- ch/a. $500/mo + dep. in ready. Dep $500 plus classified ad. evidence
puters available. Good Call 662-722-0020, first month’s rent. Hot 28 Vatican-based
working condition. leave msg or text. tub, detached apart- 3 Shrub with yellow 29 Cariou of Broad-
Would be good for ba- 30 Striker’s foe
ment, & large wired flowers way
sic web browsing or Apts For Rent: Other 7080 shop. Contact James 33 Methane, for one
word processing. 2Ghz; Thompson @ 662-574- Autos For Sale 9150 4 Stroller user 31 Up
34 By now
2 GB RAM; 250 GB HD. 1BR/1BA located in His- 6269. 5 Start 32 Alternative to
Computer and built-in toric Downtown Colum- '07 GRAY Chevy Tahoe. 36 Coronado’s gold
6 Kane’s last word briefs
monitor only; mouse bus, Open space, very GREAT LOCATION to Good cond. Leather 37 Radius, e.g.
and keyboard not in- nice. $650/mo. 662- school, clean, 2BR/ interior. Has 197,878 7 Suit 33 Shocked sounds
cluded. $50 each. 39 Veto
328-8655. 1BA, a/c, gas heat, w/d miles. Asking $7,500. 8 Herb with yellow 35 Principle
Call 662-574-1561 hook up. No pets, no Call 662-251-6258. 40 Stowe visitor
2BR/1BA located in flowers 38 Second letter
HUD. 662-327-2798. 41 Racket
Historic Downtown Lv msg after 3rd ring, Campers & RVs 9300 9 Old autos 42 Count start
Columbus. 2,000 sqft. available for showing. 43 1492 ship
TOMBIGBEE RV Park, 10 Title documents
VINTAGE BIKE, Can- Hardwood floors 44 ATM button
nondale Road Bike, pro- throughout. Open floor. located on Wilkins Wise 17 Pet perch
Very nice. Incl W&D.
Houses For Rent: South 7140 Rd & Waverly Rd. Full 45 Real bargain
fessionally recondi- 22 Pinnacle
tioned. $275. Call 662- $1200/mo. Call 3BR/2BA, 2300 sqft, Hookups available. 46 Prom crowd
251-3205. 662-328-8655. very nice w/ 2 car gar- $300/mo. 662-328- 24 Hosp. workers
age, lg back yard. Pets 8655 or 662-574-7879. 26 Like some local
Apts For Rent: Other 7080 DOWN
need approval. 1612 Trailers & Heavy Equipment elections
9th St. S. $1,050 per 1 River of New York
9450 28 “Stop standing!”
mo + dep. 662-574-
7879 or 662-328-8655.
2 Lake of New York
1999 MACK Dump
Houses For Rent: Starkville Truck & 30,000lb Trail-
boss Tag-A-Long Trailer,
7170 both good condition.
Can be seen at 5356
2BR/1BA house w/ 2 Hwy 182 E, Columbus.
acres in county. 3 miles Call 662-328-6203 or
from Strk, 5 miles from 662-574-6202.
MSU South Entrance,
W/D, carport. SMALL
dogs ok w/ deposit.
Five Questions:
Great for grad student
or professor. Non-
smoking. $700/mo.
Utilities not included.
1 “Domi-
662-617-5601. nique”
Mobile Homes for Rent 7250
2BR/1BA Trailer. 129
Brownlee Dr. $500
2 The manger
per mo. $350 dep.
Call 662-295-3262.

3BR/2BA Trailer, New
3 Mormon
Hope school dist.
$500/mo & $500 dep.
Tabernacle
Call between 10a-7p.
662-386-4292.
Choir
NO TEXT MESSAGES.

RENT A fully equipped
camper w/utilities &
4 “O Holy
cable from $145/wk -
$535/month. Colum-
Night”
bus & County School WHATZIT ANSWER
locations. 662-242-
7653 or 601-940-1397. 5 The clown Log cabin