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Established 1879 | Columbus, Mississippi

Friday | December 28, 2018

Columbus lifts carte blanche spending freeze

Council creates In a special-call meeting at
City Hall, Mayor Robert Smith ‘The confusion is (Mickens) said to day with a freeze?”
Neither Mickens nor Ward 6
subcommittee and the council sought to clar-
ify a vote from Dec. 18 that
‘everything.’ How can you operate Councilman Bill Gavin attend-
ed Thursday’s meeting.
to closely monitor stemmed from Ward 2 Coun-
cilman Joseph Mickens’ motion
from day to day with a freeze?’ Ultimately, the council voted
4-0 to rescind the freeze and
expenditures to freeze spending “on every-
thing” for six months. Mick-
Mayor Robert Smith instead appoint a five-member
committee — comprised of the
By Zack Plair ens told The Dispatch after the $881,000 deficit in Fiscal Year if there was money in the bud- mayor, Chief Operations Of- meeting he meant his motion 2018, which ended Sept. 30, a get to cover the cost of certain ficer David Armstrong, Chief
to apply to all spending outside fact that didn’t become clear to items or supplies, if those aren’t Financial Officer Milton Raw-
Columbus city councilmen the scope of the Fiscal Year le, Ward 3 Councilman Charlie
councilmen until November. specifically budgeted, Smith
lifted the city’s “spending freeze 2019 budget, and the minutes Smith, on Thursday, argued said the “freeze” could conceiv- Box and Ward 5 Councilman
on everything” Thursday morn- from that meeting reflected it either interpretation of Mick- ably prohibit those from being Stephen Jones — to put forth
ing, replacing it with what they meant all spending “not previ- ens’ motion was too equivocal purchased. some type of guidelines for, and
hope will be less drastic safe- ously approved by the board.” and did not provide department “The confusion is (Mickens) place extra scrutiny on, spend-
guards to rein in deficit spend- The measure was a reaction heads with the proper guidance said ‘everything,’” Smith said. ing, even if it is within the exist-
ing. to the city operating at a near for operating day-to-day. Even “How can you operate from day See Spending freeze, 6A

City credit Fire Station 4 delay due to redrawing

card usage plans for electrical, HVAC work
followed policy
Review of Columbus
credit card spending
conducted by Dispatch
after FY 18 deficit
By Zack Plair

A Dispatch review
of Columbus’ credit
card expenditures re-
vealed spending has
stayed largely within
the city’s expressed
credit card usage pol-
icies so far this fiscal Mitchell
The Dispatch re-
quested several pub-
lic records related to
the city’s credit cards
after Ward 5 Council-
man Stephen Jones
questioned card
spending at a Dec. Lewis
18 council meeting,
questions that caused him to vote
against the claims docket until he Isabelle Altman/Dispatch Staff

received more clarification. Columbus Fire and Rescue’s future Fire Station 4 has been “in progress” since 2016. While the structure and interior frames
are complete, construction on the project was delayed after city officials learned the electrical and HVAC work would be sig-
Chief Financial Officer Milton nificantly more expensive than anticipated. Local engineer and businessman Ralph McLain is redrawing the plans at no cost
Rawle, prior to that meeting, had to the city, and CFR Chief Martin Andrews said he hopes the station will be completed next year.
provided Jones an antiquated list of
cards and cardholders — one that
showed former police chief Selvain
McQueen holding three city cards,
Mayor: Original plans were for a ‘Rolls Royce’; city needed a ‘Chevrolet’
even though he hasn’t been em-
ployed with the city since 2014.
By ISABELLE ALTMAN electrical, our HVAC, some from interior lighting to the of the plumbing, not all of air conditioning unit — for
The city holds 20 total cred-
it — but we had to get it re- significantly cheaper.
it cards, according to an updated More than two years after drawn to specs so we would Mayor Robert Smith said
list Rawle provided The Dispatch. city officials broke ground be able to bid it out at a redrawing the plans could
Each department head has access on a new fire station on Air- save about $375,000.
cheaper rate,” Andrews said.
to a card, and the police and fire de- line Road, the future Fire “It’s been a long project,” “(The previous designer)
partments have access to two cards Station 4 for Columbus Fire he added. made a Rolls Royce, the top
each. and Rescue sits empty. Andrews said the city paid of the line, when you could
With the exception of Mayor Rob- The building, a 10,000 Andrews McLain
$28,000 for the initial plans, get, say, a Chevrolet and it
ert Smith’s card, no single person is square-foot facility a mile learned the plans for the which were designed by Bi- would do the same thing,”
named as a cardholder. Rather, they west of the city’s current building’s interior — includ- loxi-based engineering firm Smith said. “In other words,
are specified by department. If a de- Fire Station 4, was originally ing electrical, heating and air Machado Patano. It wasn’t you had really expensive
partment head leaves city employ- scheduled to be completed conditioning work — were until it was time for the city heating and cooling and all. It
ment, the card that employee uses either in late 2017 or early going to be more expensive to bid out the electrical and was a way to where the rede-
is simply transferred to his or her 2018. Construction began in than initially expected, CFR HVAC work early this year sign of the electrical (work)
replacement until it expires, Human mid-2016, but work on the Chief Martin Andrews said. that interested companies would probably save about
Resources Manager Pat Mitchell station came to a halt earlier “We have to get the plans pointed out the city could $125,000 and the heating
See Credit cards, 6A this year after city officials redrawn or refitted — our complete various projects — See Fire station, 3A

Weather Five Questions Calendar Local Folks Public

1 Who has a tattoo that says “Chosen Today through Monday meetings
1” — a title Sports Illustrated con- Jan. 7: Board of
■ Christmas Village: By appointment, the
ferred on him in high school? Supervisors, 9
2 Who was the first former head Storehouse at Christian World Missions in
a.m., Oktibbeha
of state tried for war crimes in The Starkville presents The Village at Christmas Tree
County Court-
Hague? Lane, with 20 trees, dozens of nativity scenes, a
3 What radio host announced in 2001 Dept. 56 village, plus a scavenger hunt, cookie/
that he was almost deaf? Jan. 8: Board of
Lincoln Daffern ornament-making stations, photo backdrops and
4 What did a 2009 study find on 90 Aldermen, 5:30
Kindergarten, New Hope reading corner. $5. Proceeds benefit local and
percent of U.S. currency bills? p.m., City Hall
world missions. To schedule a visit, contact Lee

64 Low 39
5 What future “Sex and the City” fig- Jan. 14:
ure defected to the West when touring Ann Williamson, 816-769-2050.
High with the Bolshoi Ballet?
Mostly cloudy ha Consolidated
Full forecast on Answers, 6B Thursday, Jan. 3 School District
page 2A. ■ Exhibit reception: The Columbus Arts Board of Trustees,
Council hosts a free reception from 5:30-7 p.m. 6 p.m., Greens-
at the Rosenzweig Arts Center, 501 Main St., boro Center
Inside opening an exhibit of quilting by Karen Arzamen- Jan 21: Board of
Classifieds 6B Obituaries 5A di in the main gallery. ArtReach program artwork Supervisors, 5:30
Comics 4B Opinions 4A will be displayed in Artist Alley. For information, Josh Moorehead, of p.m., Oktibbeha
Crossword 6B Religion 5B visit or call 662-328-2787 Starkville, manages Ashley County Court-
Dear Abby 4B (closed Mondays). Furniture in Columbus. house


2A FRIDAY, December 28, 2018 The Dispatch •

Did you hear? Say What?
“That was pretty fun for both the coaches and the players.”
Bad headlines for Trump also Starkville High School boys basketball assistant coach
Quvarius Howard after the team’s 70-33 win over Itawamba

means ratings slump for Hannity

AHS Thursday night. Story, 1B.

‘I think it’s a reflection of the mood

of his audience. They can’t be
happy with what is coming out of
Federal workers face grim
Washington every day.’
Mark Lukasiewicz, dean of Hofstra University’s
communications school and a longtime NBC executive
prospect of lengthy shutdown
The House and Senate
AP Media Writer
ing Hannity outright in
December, a turnaround
from October. During that
gaveled in for a brief No solution to shutdown in sight
drumbeat of bad news for
President Donald Trump
month, when Supreme
Court Justice Brett Kavana-
ugh’s confirmation drama
session Thursday, but
quickly adjourned
before Democrats take House
hasn’t been good for his dominated the news, Han- The Associated Press
most prominent backer in nity’s audience routinely ex- without action
the media.
While Fox News Chan-
ceeded Maddow’s by about By JULIET LINDERMAN
WASHINGTON — It’s look-
ing increasingly like the partial
‘This isn’t about the
a million people each night,
nel’s Sean Hannity will end Nielsen said.
The Associated Press
government shutdown will be
handed off to a divided govern-
Wall. This is only about
2018 as cable news’ most “I think it’s a reflection of
popular personality for the the mood of his audience,” WASHINGTON — Three days,
ment to solve in the new year
— the first big confrontation be-
the Dems not letting
second year in a row, he’s said Mark Lukasiewicz,
been slumping in the rat- dean of Hofstra University’s
maybe four. That’s how long Ethan
James, 21, says he can realistically
tween President Donald Trump
and Democrats — as agree-
Donald Trump & the
ings since the midterm elec-
tions and ominous stories
communications school and
a longtime NBC executive.
miss work before he’s struggling.
So as the partial government
ment eludes Washington in the Republicans have a win.’
related to Special Counsel waning days of the Republican President Donald Trump via
“They can’t be happy with shutdown stretched into its sixth monopoly on power.
Robert Mueller’s investiga- what is coming out of Wash- day with no end in sight, James, Twitter
Congress is closing out the
tion of the president. ington every day.” a minimum-wage contractor side- week without a resolution in
His show averaged 2.76 Hannity has been asso- lined from his job as an office work- sight over the issue holding up an agreement — Trump’s demand for
million viewers since the ciated with Trump perhaps er at the Interior Department, was money to build a border wall with Mexico and Democrats’ refusal to
election through Dec. 17, more than any other media worried. “I live check to check right give him what he wants.
down 19 percent compared figure. He was scolded by now,” he said, and risks missing his That sets up a struggle upfront when Democrats take control of
to the previous month, Fox for being called on- rent or phone payment. Contrac- the House on Jan. 3. Trump has signaled he welcomes the fight as he
the Nielsen company said. stage by the president and tors, unlike most federal employ- heads toward his own bid for re-election in 2020.
Among the 25-to-54-year-old speaking during a Trump ees, may never get back pay for “This isn’t about the Wall,” Trump tweeted Thursday. “This is only
demo most coveted by ad- rally shortly before mid- being idled. “I’m getting nervous,” about the Dems not letting Donald Trump & the Republicans have a
vertisers, he’s down 30 per- term election. The Pew he said. win.”
cent. Competitors Rachel Research Center found in a Federal workers and contractors
Maddow on MSNBC and 2014 survey that 83 percent forced to stay home or work with-
Chris Cuomo on CNN are the border wall that could now push Democrats?” he asked in one tweet,
of Hannity’s viewers identi- out pay are experiencing mounting the shutdown into the new year. citing no evidence for that claim.
up in each measurement. fied themselves as conser- stress from the impasse affecting The House and Senate gaveled in That earned him a reprimand from
Maddow has been beat- vative. hundreds of thousands of them. for a perfunctory session Thurs- Democratic Sen. Mark Warner of
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Group says Mississippi inmates can get more books, ends suit
Big House Books had alleged state was limiting on system at the time told Big
House Books that prisoners
Big House Books and allow re-
ligious and secular books to be
said it would pay $6,000 to law-
yers who were representing Big
inmates’ access to free reading materials either had to buy books or the
group had to donate them to the
sent. The group has been moni-
toring compliance since then.
House Books, including the
Mississippi Center for Justice.
By JEFF AMY are over,” Shelby Parsons, board prison library. Spokeswoman Grace Sim- Parsons said Big House
The Associated Press president of Big House Books, Big House Books and the mons Fisher said the Depart- Books is sending about 200
said last week. “The original Mississippi Department of Cor- ment of Corrections’ policy packages containing about 600
JACKSON — A group that rections filed notice last week in now allows for publications to total books each month. She
issue was we were not able to
sends books to prisoners in Mis- federal court in Jackson saying be mailed directly to inmates said the group has now sent
get books to prisoners at two
sissippi is dropping its lawsuit they had settled their differenc- from any recognized published, more than 10,000 books since
alleging the state was limiting MDOC facilities and we are get-
es and asking a judge to dismiss distributor or retailer, including it began work three years ago.
inmates’ access to free reading ting them there now.”
the lawsuit. Court papers say the Big House Books, whether the Most books are donated, but
material after the Mississippi The group sued in April after prison system and Big House books are purchased or free. some are purchased, Parsons
Department of Corrections re- South Mississippi Correctional Books worked out their differ- Fisher said inmates still can’t said, with the group spending
wrote its policy to allow more Institution in Leakesville began ences shortly after the suit was buy books from auction sites $3 to $5 for each parcel it sends.
groups to mail books directly to returning books, saying inmates filed. Parson said the depart- such as eBay. “We are growing as more
inmates. were allowed to directly receive ment rewrote its policy to rec- As part of the agreement, people find out about us,” she
“Our problems with MDOC religious books only. The pris- ognize nonprofit groups such as the Department of Corrections said.

Fire station
Continued from Page 1A
and cooling would proba- drawing the plans, Smith A new station ments on scales from 1-10, drews said. “They under- But the larger stuff like
bly save about $250,000.” asked him two weeks with 10 being the worst. stand the shortfalls that the wiring, the HVAC,
The city’s current
The delay is frustrat- ago if they could offer to Earlier this month, we have gotten to now we’re going to still have to
Fire Station 4, located at
ing, he said, but worth it payment to McLain — CFR’s rating moved from but they understand we’re bid it out.”
the intersection of Air-
to save that much money. though he said he didn’t a Class 4 to a Class 3, working through every- Firefighters and con-
line and South McCrary
The city secured a have a ballpark in mind placing CFR among the thing. Most cities in the struction crews from J5
Roads, was built in 1960,
$700,000 capital improve- — in hopes of getting the five-highest rated fire United States are finan- Broaddus, the city’s proj-
making it the oldest of the
ment loan from the Mis- plans done a little sooner. departments in the state. cially strapped to some ect management firm,
sissippi Development “You pay for what you city’s stations. At 3,200 When the new station is point.”
square feet, it’s less than completed the building’s
Authority to build the get,” Smith said. “I’m not completed, Andrews said, About $400,000 worth basic structure about 10
station, with any addition- saying anything negative a third the size of the new it will improve firefight- of work has been com-
building and is too small months ago, Andrews
al funds coming from the — I think the world of ers’ response times to pleted on the station so said.
city’s $500,000 insurance Ralph. But Ralph’s doing to fit the custom-ordered calls just off Highway 69. far. CFR firefighters have
$500,000 fire truck the “They’ve done every-
rebate. Andrews said this pro bono. What do He hopes when the Rat- also done some construc-
city has designs to pur- thing they can do up until
building the station would you expect when he has ing Bureau comes back in tion work on a volunteer
chase next year. now,” he said. “So what
cost a maximum of about other business too? That’s five years, the improved basis, he said.
The new station will we’re waiting on now is to
$1 million. why I asked the chief ... to response time will help “We have firefighters
Local businessman talk to Mr. McLain and house not only that truck, push the city to a Class 2. that can do many differ- get the plans redrawn so
and engineer Ralph Mc- say, ‘Let us pay you, so we but one of CFR’s medical The better a fire de- ent trades, but the biggest we can get out there and
Lain, who owns Teletec can move forward on this vehicles and the admin- partment’s rating, the thing we’ve had in this we can bid the electrical
and has worked on small project.’” istrative team, which is lower home insurance instance was they did all and the HVAC system.”
projects for the city be- He said he hopes the currently spread between costs are for residents the framing of the inside Smith said time is of
fore, agreed to redraw the new plans will be complet- three different buildings protected by that depart- of the station, which is the essence.
interior designs at no cost ed early next year and for in the city, Andrews said. ment. a tremendous savings,” “It’s not like we don’t
to the city, but they hav- the facility to be move-in He also hopes it can help “As long as (the sta- Andrews said. “They will have a station,” Smith
en’t been completed. ready by June. improve the department’s tion’s) a work in prog- be able to do little things added. “The station that
Though Andrews said McLain did not re- rating from the Mississip- ress, they’re fine with it like paint and put on door- they’re in is just antiquat-
he understands McLain is spond to calls from The pi State Rating Bureau, because they can actually knobs, hanging some ed and outdated. ... So the
in the “final stages” of re- Dispatch by press time. which rates fire depart- see what we’re doing,” An- doors and stuff like that. sooner the better.”
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Life is shorter in poor areas
It’s hardly surprising that life expectancy rates. between the highest (in North It would be great if you ically one of the poorest states
Americans who are prosper- But what’s so illustrative Carolina) and lowest (in Okla- could just pick up and move in the nation, also has the
ous and better educated tend about an Associated Press homa) census tracts. and immediately change your nation’s shortest life expectan-
to live longer than those who analysis of life expectancy in Although these two specific life expectancy prospects. But cy on average at 74.9 years. In
aren’t. this country is how these vari- extremes are more than 1,000 it doesn’t work that way. Where other words, if you are born
Being poor, unemployed and ances can be pinpointed down miles apart, dramatic dispari- you are born — that is, the in Mississippi, the numbers
undereducated brings a lot of to the neighborhood in which ties can show up within a frac- background of your parents, say to expect to live about four
additional stress, a worse diet, you are born. tion of that distance. In New their income and education years less than everyone else.
more exposure to violence, The AP analyzed life expec- York City, for example, one level, the environment around That comparison just adds
less access to health care and tancy and demographic data neighborhood has a life expec- you — often determines what another to a long list of reasons
less knowledge of how to take for nearly the entire country. tancy of just 59 years, almost kind of education you get, what for why Mississippi needs to
care of your body and avoid It crunched the numbers on 20 years less than the national kind of job you get, what kind focus on raising the education
life-shortening illnesses. Plus almost 66,000 census tracts — average. Drive 6 miles, though, of diet you have, what kind of and income levels of its people.
poverty is associated with a population blocks of roughly and the life expectancy jumps bad habits you develop It will save them from an early
high infant mortality rate, 4,000 people — and found to 94, 15 years more than the It’s no coincidence, there- death.
which also depresses average a nearly 40-year variance national average. fore, that Mississippi, chron- Greenwood Commonwealth

Mississippi voices

Narrative against
Trump is the news
Has it been more
than two years since
Donald Trump won the
presidency? Wow! Time
is really flying! Unem-
ployment is at record
lows and worker partic-
ipation rate is at all time
highs. GDP is stable
around three percent
and manufacturing jobs
are magically coming
back to America. Medi- Daniel Gardner
an household incomes
are highest on record and gas prices are low.
The American economy is so good that
Barack Obama is taking credit for it! If anyone
doesn’t like the economy, he should blame
Headlines for the past two years have con-
sistently blared the same narrative: Trump is a
bad, mean, and evil person; therefore, whatever
he supports is bad, mean and evil; and, whatev-
er he opposes is good, righteous, and holy.
Trump’s enemies, i.e. those who faithfully
march to the narrative, include all Democrats,
the GOP establishment, 90 percent of the
national media, and 95 percent of celebrities.
Those are a lot of voices continually saying
Trump is a bad, mean, and evil person. Amaz-
ingly, the latest Rasmussen poll shows Trump’s
approval rate at 47 percent versus 52 percent
disapproval. One might expect the American
public to have disapproval rates closer to those
2020: Year of the Democrats? Maybe not
of the national media and other critics. Why the If Democrats are op- According to a USA Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio, who
large gap? timistic as 2019 begins, Today poll, 59 percent won re-election while his state was
Possibly, grassroots Americans, particularly it is understandable. of Democrats say they going Republican.
those of us living in fly over country between Their victory on Nov. would be “excited” Yet, Brown, too, at 66, is eligible
progressive bastions on the left and right 6, adding 40 seats and about “someone entirely for Medicare.
coasts, are enjoying economic benefits of the taking control of the new” leading the party A Biden-Brown ticket would
Trump presidency, or late blooming economic House of Representa- in 2020. Only 11 percent present problems for the GOP.
benefits of the Obama presidency depending tives, was impressive. say they would prefer a But could a Democratic Party that
upon whom one credits for good economic And with the party’s familiar face. ceaselessly celebrates its racial and
times. total vote far exceeding Yet, who did these ethnic diversity and appeal to wom-
America still faces challenges. Drugs and the GOP total, in places same Democrats view en and millennials get away with
opioids are killing more Americans every day. it became a rout. most favorably? Joe nominating a ticket of two white
Large amounts of these poisons are trans- In the six New Patrick Buchanan Biden, a 76-year-old males on Social Security?
ported across our porous border with Mexico, England states, Repub- white male first elect- Other problems are becoming
along with human traffickers, criminals, and licans no longer hold a ed to the Senate when acute within the Democrats’ coali-
terrorists. Overwhelmed border agents have single House seat. Susan Collins of Richard Nixon was president. tion of blacks, gays, Asians, Hispan-
consistently asked for more resources including Maine is the last GOP senator. Biden polls better than any of ics, women and LGBT, fraying the
personnel and physical barriers, what Trump In California, Democrats took his rivals, with 53 percent of all seams of the party.
has called a wall. the governorship, every state of- Democrats saying they would be After Nation of Islam leader
The narrative of Trump’s opposition says no fice, 45 of 53 House seats and both “excited” about his candidacy, and Louis Farrakhan praised the Wom-
wall, no way. Ironically, leading Democrats who houses of the legislature by more only 24 percent saying he ought not en’s March co-president Tamika
are still in congress today sponsored legislation than 2-to-1. In the Goldwater-Nix- run a third time for president. Mallory, and declared Jews to be
and voted for physical border barriers just a few on-Reagan Golden State bastion of The candidate who comes clos- the enemy in a speech last Febru-
years ago as a primary means of controlling Orange County, no GOP congress- est to Biden in exciting the base is ary, the Women’s March movement
illegal immigration and the flow of drugs. The man survived. 77-year-old Vermont socialist Sen. has splintered.
only reason Democrats and other Trump haters Does this rejection of the GOP in Bernie Sanders. Bernie’s problem? Asian-Americans who vote
continue to fight the wall is because the narra- 2018 portend the defeat of Donald Almost as many Democrats Democratic nationally are growing
tive says Trump is a bad, mean and evil person. Trump in 2020, assuming he is still believe he should not run again as bitter over diversity policies in the
Politics has nothing to do with protecting in office then? would be excited about having him Ivy League and elite schools that
American citizens with stronger barriers. Not necessarily. as nominee. admit black and Hispanic students
Trump has asked for a fraction of one-percent For consider. Nancy Pelosi may As for Elizabeth Warren, the over Asian students with far higher
of the federal budget to build more physical want to close out her career as USA Poll must be depressing news. test scores.
barriers at strategic crossing points. Democrats speaker with solid achievements, Twenty-nine percent of Democrats The BDS movement (boycott,
say this minute spending is wasteful. Would you but she could face a rebellion in her would be excited about her can- divest, sanctions), targeted against
vote to ask Congress to give less than one cent party, which is looking to confront didacy, but 33 percent believe the Israel, is angering Jewish Dem-
of taxes you pay to stem the flow of drugs, sex and not compromise with Trump. 69-year-old Massachusetts Senator ocrats while gaining support on
traffickers, criminals and even terrorists into The national debt may be surg- should not run. campuses.
America? Democrats have no plan to control ing, but Capitol Hill progressives Beto O’Rourke, the three-term Elizabeth Warren opposes BDS,
who or what comes across the southern border will be demanding “Medicare- Congressman from Texas who but also opposes efforts to punish
daily. for-all” and free college tuition. put a scare into Sen. Ted Cruz in those who champion BDS. “I think
The wall has nothing to do with wasting mon- Trump-haters will be issuing reams November is less well-known than the boycott of Israel is wrong,” said
ey. Border patrol agents say physical barriers of subpoenas and clamoring for Bernie or Biden. But those excited Warren at a town hall meeting, but
are one of the most efficient and effective means impeachment. about an O’Rourke run outnumber added that “outlawing protected
of controlling who and what crosses the border. Other Democrats, seeing the those who think he should not run. free speech activity violates our
The wall has everything to do with embar- indulgent attention their colleagues Senators Kamala Harris and basic constitutional rights.”
rassing Trump, that bad, mean and evil person are getting from the media, will Cory Booker, both African-Amer- In identity politics, loyalty to
who should not have won the presidency. It was join in. Chairman Jerrold Nadler’s ican, are less well-known but have race, ethnic group and gender often
Hillary’s turn! Those who march lockstep to the House Judiciary Committee may more Democrats excited about trump the claims of party. The di-
narrative are dedicated to thwart any and all of have to accommodate the sans-cu- their running than are opposed to versity Democrats celebrate is one
Trump’s efforts to ‘make America great again,’ lottes. it. day going to pull their party apart,
even at the expense of the safety of our citizens. Is this what America voted for? However, as Harris is from Cali- as the social, cultural and racial
With 2020 elections in sight, the next two By the Ides of March, a dozen fornia and Booker from New Jersey, revolutions of the 1960s pulled
years will be more of the same, only louder and Democrats may have declared for both blue states that Democrats apart the party of FDR and LBJ.
more outrageous. president. But looking over the are almost certain to carry in 2020, Patrick J. Buchanan, a nationally
Daniel L. Gardner is a syndicated columnist field, no prospective candidate and both are from a minority that syndicated columnist, was a senior
who lives in Starkville, MS. You may contact him seems terribly formidable, and the already votes 90 percent Demo- advisor to presidents Richard Nixon,
at, or interact with him on strongest, unlike Barack Obama cratic, even their appeal as vice Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan.
the Clarion-Ledger web site http://www.clarion- in 2008, are too old to set the base presidential nominees would not His website is afire. seem to equal that of O’Rourke or blog.
The Dispatch • FRIDAY, December 28, 2018 5A

Area obituaries
COMMERCIAL DISPATCH and Fredrick Wilson of Debbie Holbrook Army and retired as E. Hardy of Jackson, and Ila Livingston
OBITUARY POLICY Crawford; three special Sergeant First Class. Barbara Williams of Walters. She was
Obituaries with basic informa- WEST POINT —
grandchildren, two Debbie O. Holbrook, Rondia was a member Columbus, Linda Renee formerly employed as a
tion including visitation and
service times, are provided special grandsons, who 58, Dec. 22, 2018, died of Tender Christian Life Williams-Cockrell of bookkeeper at Bostick’s
free of charge. Extended he helped raise, one at Baptist Memorial Center and completed Jackson, and Darrell Furniture for a number
obituaries with a photograph, granddaughter, who he Hospital-Golden Trian- her bachelor’s degree Williams of Durant and of years and a member
detailed biographical informa- helped raise, and a host gle. at Liberty University Baton Rouge, Louisi- of Vernon Church of
tion and other details families of other grandchildren. Services are 11 a.m. and master’s degree at ana; siblings, Shirlene Christ.
may wish to include, are avail- Banks of Omaha,
Pallbearers will be Saturday at Walker Trident University. In addition to her
able for a fee. Obituaries must
be submitted through funeral
Earnest Smith, Lucious Grove M.B. Church in In addition to her Nebraska, Elbert parents, she was
Henley, Ricky Mixon, Pheba with the Rev. mother, she is sur- Reeves and Imodine
homes unless the deceased’s preceded in death by
body has been donated to Eddie Henley, Willie Henry Shelton officiat- vived by her husband, Reeves, both of East St.
Louis, Missouri; seven her daughter, Patrice
science. If the deceased’s Lee Rice Sr., Anthony ing. Burial will follow Demetre Riles Sr. of
grandchildren and five Johnson; sisters, Annie
body was donated to science, Brown, Tracy Orr, at Dixie Community Okeechobee; stepfa-
the family must provide official Charlie Holmes, Ches- ther, George Irions of great-grandchildren. Wallace and Rubye
proof of death. Please submit Cemetery in Woodland. Johnson.
ter Barfield-Vey, Larry Visitation is from 10-11 Columbus; children, Pallbearers will be
all obituaries on the form pro-
Bolden and Tarrence Chelsea Davis of Co- Victor Nickles, Dom- She is survived by
vided by The Commercial Dis- a.m. Saturday at the her husband, Demp
patch. Free notices must be Orr church. Carter’s Mor- lumbus, Destinee Wes- inique Summerville,
ley of Statesboro, Geor- Charles Tillery Jr., Johnson of Vernon;
submitted to the newspaper tuary Services in West
no later than 3 p.m. the day Carolyn Ford gia, Dadricka Riles, Charles Chapman, daughters, Pam Allen of
Point is entrusted with
prior for publication Tuesday
TUPELO — Carolyn arrangements. Demetre Riles Jr., Jada Sammy Wilkerson, Plano, Texas, and Paula
through Friday; no later than 4
June Williams Ford, 77, Ms. Holbrook was Riles and Jaslyn Riles, Billy White and Keith Canington of Charlotte,
p.m. Saturday for the Sunday Ballinger.
died Dec. 26, 2018, at born April 16, 1960, in all of Okeechobee; North Carolina; broth-
edition; and no later than 7:30
a.m. for the Monday edition. North Mississippi Med- Clay County to Delphia siblings, Aretha Lar- er, Dick Walters; five
Incomplete notices must be re- ical Center-Tupelo. Jane Holbrook. ry of Oklahoma City, Timothy Davis grandchildren and five
ceived no later than 7:30 a.m. The family will In addition to her Oklahoma, Amecia COLUMBUS — Tim- great-grandchildren.
for the Monday through Friday hold a private service. mother, she is survived Richards and Lorenzo othy Davis, 37, died
editions. Paid notices must be
Cleveland-Moffett Fu- by her one godson, An- Davis, both of Colum- Dec. 20, 2018, at Orlan- Judy Astrov
finalized by 3 p.m. for inclusion do Region-
neral Home in Amory is trell Holbrook of Pheba; bus, Marquez Davis FRISCO, Texas —
the next day Monday through
entrusted with arrange- sisters, Kim Holbrook and Marcka Davis, both al Medical
Thursday; and on Friday by 3 Judy Astrov, 66, died
ments. of Starkville, Shannon of West Point; and three Center in
p.m. for Sunday and Monday
Orlando, Dec. 27, 2018, at Amity
publication. For more informa- Mrs. Ford was born Griffin of Memphis, grandchildren.
Florida. Hospice.
tion, call 662-328-2471. on June 30, 1941, near Tennessee; brothers, Pallbearers are Mar-
Ser- Arrangements are
Smithville. She grad- Richie Holbrook of cus Lofland, Demetra
Riles Jr., Lorenzo Davis, vices are incomplete and will be
Richard Suell uated from Smithville Starkville, Darron Hol-
Rico Cox, Cortez Cox 2 p.m. Sat- announced by Lown-
STARKVILLE — High School and at- brook of Pheba, Hubert
and Shaquoy Ferrol. urday at Davis des Funeral Home of
Richard Suell, 84, tended Itawamba Junior Henley of West Point
and Darren Holbrook the chapel Columbus.
died Dec. 22, 2018, in College.
She was preceded in of Michigan; and one Walter Rhone Sr. of Carter’s Funeral
Services are 1 p.m. death by her husband, grandson. CALEDONIA — Services of Columbus. Martha Edmondson
Jerry Ray Ford; sons, Walter Rhone Sr., 89, Burial will follow at WEST POINT —
Saturday at Century
Alan, Christopher and died Dec. 19, 2018, at Sandfield Cemetery. Martha Edmondson,
Hairston Funeral Home
David; parents, Wood-
Yulanda Hargrove Visitation is today from 89, died Dec. 27, 2018,
in Starkville with the AUSTIN, Texas — Baptist Memorial Hos-
row and Ruby Green pital-Golden Triangle. noon-6 p.m. at the at North Mississippi
Rev. Robert Townsel Yulanda Hargrove, 41,
Williams; brothers, funeral home. Medical Center-West
officiating. Visitation is died Dec. 25, 2018, in Services are 11 a.m.
Billy and Tommy. Mr. Davis was born Point.
today from 1-5 p.m. at Austin. Saturday at Kingdom
She is survived by Oct. 23, 1981, in Peoria,
the funeral home. Arrangements are Vision International Arrangements are
her son, Craig; broth- Illinois, to Gloria Jean
Mr. Suell was born incomplete and will be Church in Columbus incomplete and will be
ers, R.L., Jimmy and Pattmon and the late
Dec. 29, 1933, in announced by Carters with R.J. Matthews announced by Lown-
Teddy; sisters, Helen Jessie Hunt.
Starkville to the late Funeral Services of officiating. Burial will des Funeral Home of
Sue, Judy and Kathy. In addition to her
Virge Suell and Mary Columbus. follow at Memorial Columbus.
mother, she is survived
Ellen Townsel. He was Gardens Cemetery in
by her children, Jenisis
formerly employed as a Anthony Underwood Josie Walker Columbus. Visitation
Davis and Journey Da-
factory worker. COLUMBUS — An- Josie B. Hampton is today from noon-6
vis, both of Columbus;
He is survived by his thony Underwood, 53, Walker, 106, died Dec. p.m. at Carter’s Funeral
siblings, Clifton Davis
sister, Dosie Suell of died Dec. 27, 2018, at 20, 2018, at her resi- Services of Columbus.
of Columbus, Carlos
Starkville. his residence. dence. Mr. Rhone Sr. was Watts and Christopher
Arrangements are Ser- born Feb. 10, 1929, in Miles, both of Colum-
Alcurtis Harris incomplete and will be vices are 2 Thomasville, Alabama, bus, Lawana Thomas
NOXUBEE COUN- announced by Lown- p.m. Satur- to the late George and Vera Hutching-
TY — Alcurtis Harris, des Funeral Home of day at Mt. Rhone and Mollie son, both of Everson,
94, died Dec. 27, 2018, Columbus. Moriah. Barnes. Illinois.
at Baptist Memorial Burial will In addition to his par-
Hospital-Golden Trian- Roger Kibe ents, he was preceded
follow at
in death by his siblings, Blanche Johnson
COLUMBUS — Rog- the church Walker VERNON, Ala. — Jimmy Wilder
Arrangements are er Kibe, 71, died Dec. cemetery. John and James Barnes.
Mary Blanche Johnson, Visitation:
incomplete and will be 28, 2018, at his resi- Visitation is today from He is survived by his Friday, Dec. 28 • 12:30-2 PM
children, Laura Ann 85, died Dec. 25, 2018, First United Methodist Church
announced by Carter’s dence. noon-6 p.m. at Lee- at Fayette Medical Cen-
Sherman and Theodis Services:
Funeral Services of Arrangements are Sykes Funeral Home of ter-DCH. Friday, Dec. 28 • 2 PM
Macon. incomplete and will be Columbus. Rhone of Columbus, First United Methodist Church
George J. Rhone of Services are noon Burial
announced Memorial Mrs. Walker was Saturday at the chapel Friendship Cemetery
Fred Nash Gunter Peel Funeral born Dec. 7, 1912, in Chicago, Theresa College St. Location
Thomas of Flossmoor, of Chandler Funeral
BROOKSVILLE — Home and Crematory, Macon to Amy and Wi- Home in Vernon with
Fred Nash, 82, died Second Avenue North ley Hampton. She was Illinois, Walter Rhone
Eddie Finch officiat- Roger Kibe
Dec. 18, location. a member Mt. Moriah Jr. of Columbus, Geor- Incomplete
ing. Burial will follow 2nd Avenue N. Location
2018, at his in Mashulaville. Josie gia, and Dana Clay-
at Christian Chapel
born of Steens; and a
residence. Daniel Brown was formerly employed
host of grandchildren,
Cemetery. Visitation is
Services Daniel Earl Brown, as a teacher and later Saturday one hour prior
are 11 a.m. as a home health care great-grandchildren
55, died Dec. 26, 2018, to service.
Saturday worker. and great-great grand-
at his residence. Mrs. Johnson was
at Second She was preceded children.
Services are 2 born Jan. 31, 1933, in
James p.m. Sunday at Cleve- in death by her hus- Fayette, Alabama, to
Creek M.B. Nash land-Moffett Funeral band, Homer Walker Sallie Williams the late Wiley Walters
Church Home in Amory with Sr; daughters, Mildred COLUMBUS — Sal-
with Mi- Rob Sargent officiating. Walker, Nellie Cotton lie Mae Williams, 85, We had questions about cremation.
chael Tate officiating. Burial will be at Liberty and Artrinell Jackson; died Dec. 19, 2018, at
Burial will follow at and son, Homer Walker Baptist Memorial Hos-
Cemetery. Visitation is
Jr. pital-Golden Triangle.
We found the
Brooksville Cemetery. Saturday from 5-8 p.m.
She is survived by Services are 11 a.m. answers here.
Visitation is today from at the funeral home.
1-5 p.m. at Lee-Sykes her son, Wiley Walker Saturday Mt. Zion M.B.
Mr. Brown was born Call today.
Funeral Home. of Columbus; and a Church in
on Aug. 16, 1963, in host of grandchildren,
Mr. Nash was born Columbus
Amory to Earl Fred great-grandchildren
March 8, 1936, in Nox- with the
and Brenda Sue Martin and great-great-grand- Rev. Jessie
ubee County to the late
Brown. He was a 1981 children. Slater
Lula Goodwin and Jim
graduate of Amory officiating. Lowndes Funeral Home and Crematory
Nash. Columbus, MS • (662) 328-1808
High School. Danny
In addition to his
was employed in the Rondia Riles Burial
parents, he was preced- OKEECHOBEE, Fla. will follow
furniture industry as Memorial Williams
ed in death by his wife, — Rondia Davis Riles,
Lillie Nash; brothers, a cutter, most recently Gardens
48, died Dec. 21, 2018,
Rufus Goodwin, Thom- working for the Kellex Cemetery in Columbus.
in Newnan, Georgia.
as Nash and George Corporation in Tupelo. Services Visitation is Friday
Nash; sisters, Winnie He was preceded in are 11 a.m. from noon-6 p.m. at
Nash, Annie B. Nash, death by his grandpar- Satur- Carter’s Funeral Ser-
Rose Jackson, Laura ents, Boyd and Birdie day at vices of Columbus.
Lee Mickens, Essie Brown and Onace and Bibleway Mrs. Williams was
Harris and Juanita Paulene Martin. Church born March 6, 1933, in
Monroe; and son, W.J. In addition to his par- of God in Starkville to the late
Lomax. ents, he is survived by Christ in Dave Lowery and Mary
He is survived by his sons, Timothy Earl Columbus Williams. She was
Brown of Nettleton and Riles
his children, Free- with Gro- formerly employed as a
da Nasj-Jefferson of Daniel Dylan Brown of ver Rich- salesperson for K-Mart.
Brooksville, Manthe- Millington, Tennessee; ards officiating. Burial Sallie as a member of
ria Phillips of Macon, daughter, Casey Cox will follow at Union Mt. Zion M.B. Church.
Wallace Phillips of Brown of Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation is In addition to her
Starkville, Jennifer Springs; and four today from noon-6 p.m. parents, she was pre-
Phillips of Brooksville, grandchildren. at Carter’s Funeral Ser- ceded in death by her
Marvin Lomax of Pallbearers will be vices of Columbus. son, R.L. Williams Jr.;
Columbus, Sammie Lo- Mitch Martin, Scotty Mrs. Riles was born and four siblings.

max of Macon, Wanda Martin, Wayne Brown, Aug. 7, 1970, in Colum- She is survived by
Brown of Brooksville, Todd Rakestraw, Trey bus to Ada Irions and her husband, R.L.
Eva Gail Bishop of Dent, Gary Martin and the late Alvin Davis. Williams of Colum-
Birmingham, Alabama, David Martin. She served in the U.S. bus; children, Sandra

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Starkville man arrested for felony domestic violence

Incident took place Starkville Police De-
partment press re-
cation.” He added the victim was
not a blood relative of Isaac’s and
at Brooksville Garden lease. Investigators
said he attacked the
did not go to a hospital following
the incident.
Apartments victim, who authori-
ties did not identify,
Under Mississippi law a per-
son is charged with domestic vi-
DISPATCH STAFF REPORT at the Brooksville olence-aggravated assault, a felo-
Garden Apartments ny, if they use a weapon or if they
A Starkville man was arrested on Everglade Ave- isaac Jr. choke the victim. The victim also is
Wednesday after police received a nue. a family member or former or cur-
report he’d attacked someone. SPD Public Relations Officer rent dating partner.
Joe Isaac Jr., 26, has been Brandon Lovelady said Isaac did Isaac was released from Ok-
charged with domestic violence-ag- not attack the victim with a weapon tibbeha County Jail Thursday on
gravated assault, according to a and described it as “physical alter- $10,000 bond.

LCSO arrests two in separate felony aggravated assaults

DISPATCH STAFF REPORT victim were in a dating him. The victim was later
relationship at the time of taken to Baptist.
Investigators with the assault. While investigators
Lowndes County Sheriff’s Griffin was also did not indicate whether
Office arrested two indi- charged with misdemean- Glenn used a weapon, the
viduals for felony aggra- or disobeying a police of- press release said Glenn
vated assault the weekend
ficer and resisting arrest. was charged with felony
before Christmas.
Griffin Glenn Sr. The next day, author- aggravated assault be-
Damien Lamar Griffin,
ities arrested Brodrick cause of the severity of
27, of 1320 12th Ave. S., is they found the 30-year-
facing one count of domes- Marcellous Glenn Sr, 26, the victim’s injuries.
old victim. of 156 Applewood Dr. Griffin is current-
tic violence-aggravated
The victim was taken Deputies had responded ly in Lowndes County
assault after he allegedly
attacked his girlfriend on to Baptist Memorial Hos- to a call on East Yorkville Adult Detention Center
Saturday, according to a pital-Golden Triangle for Road at about 12:50 a.m. on $10,590 bond, includ-
LCSO press release. Dep- treatment, and deputies The victim, a 38-year-old ing the misdemeanor
uties were called to a res- took Griffin into custody man, told deputies he had charges. Glenn has been
idence on Harrison Road that night. The press re- been at Glenn’s home ear- released from custody on
at about 10:30 p.m. where lease said Griffin and the lier when Glenn attacked $5,000 bond.

Spending freeze
Continued from Page 1A
ing budget. By doing that, the coun- Jones voted for the
“I don’t want the pub- cil can determine whether freeze on Dec. 18, though
lic to think we are back the travel is necessary. he predicted the council
like we were — wide Smith said in other cases, would have to meet again
open,” Box said during the council might decide to clarify it.
the meeting. “ … (I think to send one employee to “And here we are,” he
this) will allow more dis- a workshop then require told fellow councilmen on
cussion with department that person to come back Thursday.
heads, so, for example, if Armstrong Rawle and train coworkers. In After the meeting,
you have to buy a $5,000 written freeze, but we will other cases, there may Jones called the exercise
transmission (for a vehi- be controlling spending,” be opportunities to host a “horse and pony show,”
cle), there should be some he said. “We may have workshops rather than saying the city shouldn’t
discussion with (the may- to revisit some specific have anyone travel. have to create extra com-
or or others on the sub- things to be frozen at a After Thursday’s meet- mittees to make sure it
committee) before it is later time.” ing, Smith said he was adheres to its budget.
purchased. … There may Specifically on travel, wanting to point out unin- “The budget is what
be a way to get it cheaper.” tended consequences for you’re already supposed
councilmen may also be
After the meeting, both a carte blanche freeze and to be spending, and if
more willing to move ap-
Box and Smith indicated instead have city officials you have a budget, which
the scrutiny would apply proval for certain trips commit to working within we do, there are already
to cutting out avoidable from the consent agenda, the budget the council al- some funds in there for
employee overtime, limit- where it’s passed without ready approved. emergencies and contin-
ing travel and postponing discussion, to the policy “My point is we already gencies,” he said.
“big projects” — such as agenda to facilitate dis- have the structure in “I guess we were just
purchasing property — cussion, something for place (the budget),” Smith making sure we were al-
when possible. which the council has al- told The Dispatch. “We lowed to pay payroll,” he
“We might not have a ways had the authority. just have to adhere to it.” added.

Credit cards
Continued from Page 1A
said. The cards currently can be used for online ation Director Greg Lew- his city card in Novem-
in use were issued in 2016 purchases when items is said he also uses his ber on two meals — one
and expire in 2020. can’t be found locally or to purchase supplies and at Longhorn Steakhouse
Each employee or offi- in stores (like Fred’s and stock concession stands. is Collierville, Tennessee
cial must sign a cardhold- Dollar General) that do In credit card state- and on at Harvey’s in Co-
er acceptance agreement not accept purchase or- ments dated Oct. 2, Nov. lumbus.
when issued a card, Mitch- ders (for which the city is 2 and Nov. 30 the city pro- Lewis’ card was also
ell said, accepting respon- invoiced monthly).” vided, expenses seem to used for two restaurant
sibility for the card and its In a special-call city follow that track. Those expenditures, one at the
purchases. council meeting Thurs- cards accounted for more local Sweet Pepper’s Deli
“Credit cards are used day morning, department than $48,000 combined in ($79.90) in November and
for hotels and registra- heads said travel is how those three statements another at a Columbus
tions where it involves they primarily use credit However, Mayor Robert Pizza Hut ($47.94) in Sep-
travel,” she said. “They cards. Parks and Recre- Smith spent $146.09 with tember.
YEAR IN REVIEW: Top MSU Sports Stories for 2018
Adam Minichino

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Baseball Bulldogs go bananas in Omaha

Editor’s Note: The Dispatch 2018 Mississippi State baseball Everyone loves the underdog
begins its review of the 2018 team. story. You see a lot of those in
sports year with a look at the top A year that opened with Omaha.”
prep sports stories of the year. coach Andy Cannizaro resign- MSU’s miraculous run to
The series will run daily through ing after three games ended baseball’s promised land ranks
the end of the year. with MSU falling to Oregon as the top Mississippi State
State in the semifinal round sports story for 2018.
By Scot t Walters
of the College World Series in After the Bulldogs lost all three games to Southern Mis-
Omaha, Nebraska.
sissippi to stat the season, Can-
STARKVILLE — After “It doesn’t matter how long
nizaro left the program and was
spending parts of five decades you have been in the business,
replaced by interim coach Gary
in the business, Mississippi you still see something new,”
State broadcaster Jim Ellis has Ellis said. “If you get in (a re- There was still precious little
to feel like he had seen it all. gional), you have a chance at hope early in the season. After
Bruce Thorson/USA TODAY Sports
Then along came the to- Omaha. If everything falls ex- Mississippi State players hold the rally banana against Oregon
the season passed the midway State in a College World Series game in Omaha, Nebraska.
tally bananas season for the actly right, you can be there. See MSU, 2B

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: PREP BASKETBALL: Travis Outlaw Slam Dunk at the Hump
Outback Bowl

Moorhead Starkville routs

enjoys time Itawamba AHS
Special to The Dispatch

in Europe The Starkville High boys basketball

team knocked down 13 3-pointers and
rolled Itawamba AHS 70-33 in the night-
By Bret t Hudson cap of the Travis Outlaw Slam Dunk at The
Hump Classic on Thursday night.
STARKVILLE — Joe Moor- Coltie Young scored a game-high
head makes self-deprecating 15 points; all five of his field goals were
jokes about it now, but in the 3-pointers. Young was part of a perimeter
spring and summer of 1996 he barrage late in the second quarter that
wanted to play professional foot- turned a 22-10 lead into a 37-14 halftime
ball. advantage.
A three-year starter at quar- The Yellow Jackets closed the quarter
terback at Fordham, Moorhead with five 3-pointers by four different play-
earned All-Patriot League honors ers.
as a senior in 1995. He finished “That was pretty fun for both the coach-
13th nationally in total offense, es and the players,” said Quvarius How-
and graduated with the school’s ard, Starkville assistant coach.
single-season records for comple- Starkville (12-1) hit five more in the
tions and passing yards. See JACKETS, 2B
“My aspiration was to play in David Miller/Special to the Dispatch
the NFL, I think I had a relatively Starkville High School senior Jalisa Outlaw (5) drives to the basket against Olive
solid college career, but when that Branch during Thursday’s game at Humphrey Coliseum.
ended I was looking to extend


my football career and didn’t get
drafted,” Moorhead said.
But a player has to get creative
when a call from the NFL doesn’t
As a result, Moorhead spent Young Starkville squad wins marquee matchup with Olive Branch
a year in Munich, Germany with
the Munich Cowboys of the Ger-
By DAVID MILLER Olive Branch’s press, but it overcame
Special to The Dispatch turnovers and a tightly called game to
man Football League. Moorhead
was there to extend his playing hold off Olive Branch, 57-54.
STARKVILLE – Jalisa Outlaw Outlaw, who paced Starkville (8-
career, but the life of an American paused, smiled and sighed relief when
in foreign football leagues sets 3) with 18 points, said beating Olive
thinking back to the Starkville Lady Branch’s press required each player
one up to be a good coach. Yellow Jackets’ practice Monday.
“You basically sign on to do filling various roles to move the ball
The Lady Yellow Jackets, then win- safely up the court.
everything you can to help, that ners of three of their last four games,
being coaching and playing,” said “Just talking on the court, and then
were preparing for Olive Branch’s helping each other out, saying where
Brett Williams, who played one
vaunted full-court press defense. the open spot is,” Outlaw said. “Then
year for the Osnabrück Tigers, at
The Olive Branch basketball hall- going to the spot, catching the ball,
the time in the German Football
mark isn’t new to the Outlaw, a senior passing it or shooting it. When two
League — the highest level — but
who had faced Olive Branch in each come at a player, the one they’re leav-
has since been relegated to lower
of the last two seasons. But pressure ing needs to come flash and find the
defense requires added focus that open spot so we can break the press.”
must be drilled and simulated, and in Outlaw, a top 12 player in the state,
Starkville’s case, with two extra play- explains the process simply, but the
OUTBACK BOWL ers for nearly two hours of practice. difficulty in preparing and executing
David Miller/Special to the Dispatch
Starkville High School senior Tyler Talley
n Mississippi State vs. Iowa, 11 Thursday, at the Travis Outlaw for it can’t be understated, said Kristie (3) takes a shot against Itawamba AHS
a.m. Tuesday (ESPN; WKBB-FM Slam Dunk at The Hump Classic, Williams, Starkville coach. during Thursday’s game at Humphrey
100.9; WFCA-FM 107.9) Coliseum.
Starkville struggled at times against See LADY JACKETS, 2B

Columbus Christian Academy Christmas Classic

Chris McDill/Special to The Dispatch Chris McDill/Special to The Dispatch

Starkville Academy’s Ben Guest (5) drives to the goal against Winona Christian Heritage Academy’s Gigi Fields tries to fight through the Pickens Academy de-
Thursday at the Columbus Christian Academy Classic. Details, Page 3B fense during their game Thursday night in Steens.
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mark, the Bulldogs stood at 14-15 the 11th inning of the series finale, rally banana in the MSU dugout.
overall and 2-7 in the Southeastern things began to shift. From there, the Bulldogs beat
Conference. The Bulldogs would fall in a se- Samford and Oklahoma twice to
The casual observer wondered if ries to Auburn the following week- win the regional.
the Bulldogs would make the SEC end but suddenly the RPI projection In the Vanderbilt-hosted Nash-
tournament, let alone the NCAA web sites began to heat up after a ville Super Regional, the task was
postseason. Super Bulldog Weekend series taller. However, an isolated banana
“The thing about this team is the sweep of Arkansas.
here or there had to turned into an
guys in the locker room never gave Alexander would then do the
MSU fan base resembling a pro-
up,” MSU outfielder Jake Mangum Rebels again with another walk-off
said. “Inside our clubhouse, every- in Pearl. A lethargic fan base was duce aisle.
body kept believing and doing their energized. Ellis worked well past midnight
thing.” “We had so much adversity early twice as MSU beat Vanderbilt two
In 2017, Cannizaro’s only full in the season, the kids just needed games to one in a heart-stopping
season with the Bulldogs saw a something good to happen,” Hen- super regional.
40-27 overall record. MSU pulled derson said. “It wasn’t like the vet- In Omaha, MSU won its first two
an upset in the Southern Missis- erans had forgotten how to win.” games — just like in 2013. However,
sippi-hosted Hattiesburg Regional, The Bulldogs would later stamp the magic faded from there.
before dropping a pair of games in an at-large berth in the regionals by Oregon State got the better of
the LSU-hosted Baton Rouge Super sweeping Florida in the final week- the Bulldogs with 12-2 and 5-2 vic-
Regional. end of the SEC regular season. tories.
A large enough group of players The SEC tournament saw an An improbable postseason run
returned from that team for many opening-round loss to LSU. The ended with Henderson not being
to have the Bulldogs projected for Bulldogs took that time rest up for
retained the Bulldogs finishing 39-
Omaha when the season began. a miracle postseason run.
29. To some, that kind of finish was
A series win over Ole Miss at After falling to Oklahoma to
the new Dudy Noble Field began start the Florida State-hosted Talla- simply bananas.
to turn the tide. Suddenly, the Bull- hassee Regional, Elijah MacNamee “In this sport, you always have a
dogs found their swagger. — with the team down to its final chance,” Ellis said. “That’s why it is
Ole Miss had grabbed the head- strike — hit a three-run walk-off so wonderful.”
lines through the first half of the home to run to eliminated the host Follow Dispatch sports writer
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n 1. Mississippi State’s baseball team (39-29) made a miraculous run to the College World Series. Under the direction
of interim coach Gary Henderson, the Bulldogs made it back to Omaha for the first time since 2013.
n 2. After the Mississippi State women’s basketball team burst onto the national scene with an appearance in the 2017
national championship game (a loss to South Carolina), the Bulldogs gave their fans another treat a year later, with
another trip to the Final Four and the national championship game. The second time was not the charm as Vic Schaefer’s
squad fell to Notre Dame in this title match to finish 37-2.
n 3. While the Mississippi State football team saw some ups and downs during the 2018 season, the regular-season
ending sure was fun for fans of the Maroon and White. Coach Joe Moorhead won his first installment of the Battle for
the Golden Egg with a resounding 35-3 win at Ole Miss. This was the only time this season the Rebels were held with a
touchdown. Moorhead’s first squad finished the regular season 8-4 and earned a berth in the Outback Bowl.
n 4. While the baseball season ended on a strong note, the beginning was not a kind one. After leading MSU to 40 wins
and a super regional in his first season as coach, Andy Cannizaro resigned after a season-opening three-game series
loss at Southern Mississippi. Gary Henderson then guided the squad on an interim basis to 39 wins and a trip to the
College World Series. Chris Lemonis will make his MSU debut as the new coach on Feb. 15, 2019.
n 5. Even casual fans were fixed on the Internet as MSU men’s tennis shocked Texas A&M 4-3 to win the program’s first
Southeastern Conference tournament championship since 1996. Coach Matt Roberts’ squad only lost one SEC regu-
lar-season match (also against Texas A&M) and later reached the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament to finish 23-3.
n 6.The women’s basketball team saw their men’s counterparts also earn some headlines last season. Coach Ben How-
land’s third squad finished 25-12, with a semifinal round loss to Penn State in the National Invitation Tournament in New
York. Winning seven of nine games down the stretch placed the Bulldogs on the doorstep of the NCAA tournament.
n 7. Coach Tom Anagnost carried the women’s soccer team to its first-ever NCAA tournament berth. The Bulldogs fell to
Lipscomb in double overtime to finish 9-7-2 in the opening round.
n 8. Softball had its best post-season run under seventh-year head coach Vann Stuedeman. MSU fell to Arizona in the
championship game of the Tuscon Regional to finish 38-23.
n 9. Coach Dusty Smith led the men’s golf team back to NCAA competition for the first time since 2014 with an eighth-
place finish in Bryan, Texas.
n 10. Coach Daryl Greenan led the women’s tennis to NCAA regional play for a fourth straight season to finish 16-11.
—List compiled by Scott Walters


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Local Prep Basketball Continued from Page 1B
Starkville Academy basketball squads sweep Today’s Games The pace and stress of moving Branch forced back-to-back turn-
STEENS — Starkville Academy won a pair of games Thursday in Columbus girls at Alcorn Central Classic the ball can even make even the eas- overs and took a 50-47 lead follow-
the Columbus Christian Academy Christmas Classic.
Columbus boys at King Cotton Classic (Pine iest part of the sequence become ing free throws from En’Dya Bu-
The Starkville Academy girls beat Marvell Academy, 53-39, while
Bluff, Arkansas) difficult, she said. ford.
the Starkville Academy boys beat Winona Christian, 62-25.
For the SA girls, Mary Peyton Passons had 19 points, while Lillee Heritage Academy boys vs. Richland at St. An- “It’s an equalizer on both ends, But Donsha Lee knocked down
Alpe had 17 points. For the SA boys, Jawon Yarbrough had 18 points, drew’s Classic, 2:30 p.m. because, even in the backcourt, if a jumper, converted an and-1 and
while Tanner Graves had 13 points. East Webster Christmas Classic you do your job and get the ball up recorded a block in a sequence that
n In other basketball action, the Heritage Academy boys fell 52-33 the court, the front court player has helped Starkville take a 3-point lead,
to Madison St. Joe in the St. Andrew’s Classic. Eli Acker had 17 points Columbus Christian Academy Christmas Classic
for the Patriots. At Steens to make the shot,” Williams said. 57-54, late in the fourth. Strong had
The Columbus High School girls beat McNairy, 48-43 in the Alcorn Tishomingo County (ninth-grade boys) at Colum- “And that puts a lot of pressure on a chance to ice the game with 40
Central Classic. Hannah White had 19 points for the Lady Falcons. bus Christian, 11 a.m. [front court players] to finish when seconds left but missed a pair from
Pickens Academy (girls) vs. Tishomingo County, they’re wide open on the back side the line.
The W’s Massey will hold two clinics 12:10 p.m. around the rim.”
Mississippi University for Women’s women’s soccer coach Gray
Massey will hold two clinics in association with the Columbus Soccer
Pickens Academy (boys) vs. Winston Academy, Game clincher
Organization. 1:40 p.m.
Tishomingo County (ninth-grade girls) vs.
Lack of experience Starkville sealed it when Marika
The first clinic will be for goalkeepers in eighth grade and younger Williams, who has just two start- Owens’ 3-point shot rimmed out at
from 1-2:30 p.m. and from 3:30-5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, at the Starkville Academy, 3 p.m. ers from last year’s Class 6A state the other end on Olive Branch’s fi-
Downtown Columbus Soccer Complex. Victory Christian (boys) vs. Starkville Academy,
The cost is $40 for each session. There is a $10 discount for championship team, said having nal possession.
4:20 p.m. new starters and varsity newcom- “The key to beating that press
Columbus United players.
Players can register at Those interest- Heritage Academy (girls) at Columbus Christian, ers hit stride this month made win- is to have composure, and to not
ed in participating can play at the clinic or mail their payment to 413 4th 5:40 p.m. ning a game against Olive Branch get rattled and rush yourself when
Ave. S Suite 4, Columbus, MS 39701. Winona Christian (boys) at Columbus Christian,
The second clinic will be for players in Under-8 and up. The cost (16-2) possible. She was particular- you do get the ball,” Williams said.
7 p.m. ly pleased to see newcomers like “Even if they turn it over, just relax.
is $50 for each session. The first session will be from 10 a.m. to noon.
The second will be from 2-4 p.m. Both sessions will be at the Downtown New Hope Holiday Classic sophomore Amaya Ford chip in 15 Once they were able to realize ev-
Columbus Soccer Complex. Noxubee County (boys) vs. Caledonia, 11 a.m. points. erything was OK, we could contin-
Players can register online at the address listed above, or mail in Noxubee County (girls) vs. West Lauderdale, Amaria Strong added 12 points ue to play basketball.
payment to the address listed above. 12:30 p.m. for Starkville. “Even when we turned the ball
Jackson Academy (boys) vs. West Lauderdale, 2 “I put pressure on the players, over, we were hustling to get the
The W will hold baseball camps in February 2019 p.m. and what I try to do is extend the ball back on the defensive end. It
The Mississippi University for Women will be the host site for the Jackson Academy (girls) vs. Ridgeland, 3:30 p.m.
U.S. Baseball Academy’s camps in February 2019. pressure in practice, more so than wasn’t a ‘hold my head down … woe
The sessions will be Feb. 2, 9, 16, and 23 on the campus of The West Lowndes (boys) vs. Ridgeland, 5 p.m. game time,” Williams said. “That’s is me moment.’ That’s growth with
W in downtown Columbus. USBA camps feature age-specific sessions New Hope (girls) vs. West Point, 6:30 p.m. your study period. When you’re on this team. I’m continuously trying
with instruction tailored for each ability level. New Hope (boys) vs. West Point, 8 p.m. the practice floor, you’re expected to impress upon them that it’s OK if
The cost is $139 for four weeks of one skill (six total hours). There Saturday’s Games
are discounts available if participants register for multiple sessions. to go hard, so when you come into you make a mistake; just do some-
Columbus boys at King Cotton Classic (Pine a game, it should carry over easily.” thing better on the other end. And
The camp is open to players in grades 1-12. Sessions include
hitting, pitching, baserunning, and fielding. Bluff, Arkansas) Starkville was tied with Olive that’s what they’re learning to do.”
You can register by going to https://oldsite.usbaseballacademy. East Webster Christmas Classic Branch, 28-28, at the break. The Buford led Olive Branch with 22
com/1779/Columbus/. New Hope Holiday Classic largest advantage in the game for points.
Amanda Elzy (girls) vs. West Lowndes, Noon either team was six points. Starkville faces Jackson Acade-
Lake Lowndes coaches meetings set Amanda Elzy (boys) vs. Starkville, 1:30 p.m. In the fourth quarter, Olive my at New Hope on Saturday.
The Lake Lowndes Summer Baseball and Softball League will hold Jackson Academy (girls) vs. Starkville, 3 p.m.

a series of coaches’ meetings in January. The meetings are set for Jan.
Jackson Academy (boys) vs. West Lowndes, 4;30
9 (baseball), Jan. 16 (softball) and Jan. 23 (t-ball). Each meeting will run
from 6 to 7 p.m. and take place at the New Hope Community Center p.m.
(381 Stadium Road). The newly formed league is looking for coaches New Hope (girls) vs. West Lauderdale, 6 p.m.
for all age groups. For more information, call 662-328-0885 or visit New Hope (boys) vs. West Lauderdale, 7:30 p.m. Continued from Page 1B
College Football third quarter to stretch the lead and offense, particularly with the con-
Lake Lowndes registration set Saturday’s Game empty the bench. sistent play in the post by Atavius
The Lake Lowndes Summer Baseball and Softball Leagues will Orange Bowl (Miami, Florida) Tyler Talley added 12 points, in- Jones, Zeke Cook and Jamareus
hold registration from Jan. 2 to Feb. 23. Registration may take place College Football Playoff Semifinal cluding a pair of 3-pointers. Phillips.
at the Lowndes Recreation Office (17 Airline Drive) or online at www. Alabama vs. Oklahoma, 7 p.m. “We got guys that can make “When they’re making inside, The offices are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. shots,” said Quvarius Howard, [opposing defenses] got to help
on weekdays. For more information, call 662-328-0885 or visit www. Men’s College Basketball Starkville assistant coach. “It’s just from the wing,” Howard said. Saturday’s Games
the fact of getting them going. “And we like to get up and down,
BYU at Mississippi State, 11 a.m.
College Football “When it happens, it happens,” so when they miss and we run, our
Florida Gulf Coast at Ole Miss, 3 p.m.
he added. “But we try to stay in guys running the wing, it’s the kick-
Wisconsin routs Miami in Pinstripe Bowl Mississippi University for Women at Belhaven
their ears and give them positive out. The 3-point shot is vital to what
NEW YORK — Jonathan Taylor played tour guide for his Wis- College, 4 p.m.
consin teammates who had never visited New York. They hit the usual feedback when they miss a few. We we do.
Southern Miss at Louisiana Tech, 4 p.m.
landmarks with trips to Lincoln Center and Times Square. Taylor even try to stay on them, encourage them Jayon Orr and Arvesta Troup
Sunday’s Game
gave his buds a taste of the luxe life with a window-shopping jaunt along to shoot so that they get their confi- each scored 6 points for Itawamba
Alabama at Stephen F. Austin, 5 p.m.
Fifth Avenue. dence up to get going.” AHS (8-6).
“It’s real fun to see those guys looking at all those sights,” said Women’s College Basketball Howard said perimeter shooting Starkville will face Amanda Elzy
Taylor, a New Jersey native. “New York has a lot to offer.” Today’s Game
Taylor gave the Badgers one more dazzling sight to see, and the is a key component to Starkville’s at New Hope on Saturday.
nation’s leading rusher heads home with his own sweet souvenir — an North Florida at Ole Miss, 1 p.m.

MVP trophy. Saturday’s Game
Taylor ran for 205 yards and a touchdown and topped the 2,000- Mississippi University for Women at Belhaven
yard season mark to help Wisconsin rout Miami 35-3 in a chilly Pinstripe College, 2 p.m.
Bowl on Thursday night. Continued from Page 1B
Sunday’s Games
“We’ve got the best back in the country,” Wisconsin coach Paul
Chryst said after he accepted the Pinstripe trophy from Yankees owner Louisiana at Mississippi State, 2 p.m. Williams stopped after one year, cans are brought in to do more than
Hal Steinbrenner. Houston at Southern Miss, 2 p.m. fearful of further concussions, but play. They are there to develop their
There are few in football who would argue that point. Taylor, just a
returned to the United States to be a teammates who didn’t grow up in
sophomore, ripped off runs of 39 and 41 yards at Yankee Stadium and
combined with a defense that forced five turnovers to help a Wisconsin on the air journalist. He has written about his America’s all-encompassing foot-
(8-5) team ranked fourth in the first AP Top 25 poll salvage its fifth experience as a GFL player more ball culture, and to help the club
straight bowl victory. The loss had to seem like a rerun for Miami: Taylor Today than once for Splinter, a news and grow.
ran for 130 yards in Wisconsin’s 34-24 win over the Hurricanes last COLLEGE BASKETBALL
opinion website. “You help to coach the youth
season in the Orange Bowl. 6 p.m. — Illinois at Wright State, ESPN2
“Definitely playing them last year, it helped out a lot,” Taylor said. 7 p.m. — Southern at Marquette, FS1 “It was probably among the best teams because all of these teams
Taylor, who finished with 2,194 yards rushing and 16 TDs, has been COLLEGE FOOTBALL decisions I ever made, to go play are set up like clubs, like the soccer
a bright spot for a team that failed to come close to lofty expectations. 12:30 p.m. — Music City Bowl: Purdue vs. over there. It has indirectly set me clubs over there,” Williams said.
“What JT’s done, it’s as good as there is,” Chryst said. Auburn, ESPN up for everything I’ve done since “Part of your responsibility as an
Both teams were ranked inside the top 15 last December. A year
4:15 p.m. — Camping World Bowl: West Virginia then,” he said. import player is to coach the youth
later, Wisconsin and Miami (7-6) both showed at times why two teams
that opened the season inside the top 10 were stuck playing in a vs. Syracuse, ESPN The same could be said for Moor- and help your teammates out in un-
ho-hum bowl game with temperatures in the 30s and a sparse crowd 8 p.m. — Alamo Bowl: Iowa State vs. Washing- head, who has parlayed his experi- derstanding the game.
in the Bronx. Miami’s Malik Rosier threw three interceptions before he ton State, ESPN ence in the GFL into a coaching “In a lot of cases at the lower lev-
was replaced late in the third quarter; Wisconsin’s Rafael Gaglianone NBA career that saw him work as an of- el, in the lower-tier leagues, you’ll
whiffed on two field goals. 7 p.m. — Dallas at New Orleans. NBA TV
The Badgers, certainly used to the cold, came out swinging for fensive coordinator at Georgetown, have player-coaches. We had some
9:30 p.m. — LA Clippers at LA Lakers, NBA TV
the fences — they scored two touchdowns just 3 1/2 minutes into the WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL Akron, and Connecticut. Moor- turnover with a coach who didn’t
game and seemingly knocked the will out of Miami. Jack Coan made 3 p.m. — Ohio State at Purdue, Big Ten Network head’s success at those schools wind up panning out; the quarter-
the most of his start for injured Alex Hornibrook (concussion) and hit
6 p.m. — Michigan at Nebraska earned him a job at Fordham, where back I played with, who was from
Kendric Taylor for a 35-yard TD on the first drive. Rosier’s first pass of
8 p.m. — Wisconsin at Minnesota he inherited a team that went 1-10 the U.S., wound up as the offensive
the game was intercepted and Taylor capitalized with a 7-yard score to
make it 14-0. Saturday the year before he arrived. He then coordinator as well. That’s not un-
n Baylor 45, Vanderbilt 38 (Texas Bowl): At Houston, Charlie BOXING led the Rams to a 38-13 record and common.”
Brewer threw for 384 yards and two touchdowns, the second a tiebreak- 9 p.m. — PBC Fight Night: From Brooklyn, FS1 three trips to the Football Champi-
ing 52-yarder in the fourth quarter, and ran for 109 yards and another onship Subdivision (FCS) playoffs
score to help Baylor beat Vanderbilt in the Texas Bowl.
11 a.m. — High Point at Ohio State, Big Ten in three seasons.
Lots going on
Brewer connected with Marques Jones for the 52-yard stroke that
Network Much like full-time football
made it 45-38 with less than two minutes left. The Bears then stopped
11 a.m. — Davidson at North Carolina, ESPN2 coaches, Americans playing in Eu-
Vanderbilt on fourth-and-5 to secure the victory.
Brewer’s other touchdown pass was a 75-yarder earlier in the 11 a.m. — BYU at Mississippi State, ESPNU Career off and running rope must adapt to different skill
fourth quarter and he scored on a 1-yard run in the third quarter. 11 a.m. — Howard at Georgetown, FS1 From there, Moorhead served as levels. Williams played with players
The Bears finished 7-6 a year after they managed just one in coach 1 p.m. — Northern Illinois at Michigan State, Big offensive coordinator/quarterbacks who studied abroad in America and
Matt Rhule’s first season. Ten Network coach at Penn State from 2016-17 learned the game then or had Amer-
Vanderbilt (6-7) was led by Kyle Shurmur, who threw for 286 yards 1 p.m. — Kentucky at Louisville, ESPN2
and a touchdown, and Ke’Shawn Vaughn, who ran for two touchdowns before taking over as head coach ican family members and learned
1 p.m. — St. Bonaventure at Syracuse, ESPNU at Mississippi State. Moorhead and the game that way. He also played
and set a Texas Bowl record with 243 yards rushing — which ranks
second in school history. Shurmur moved past Jay Cutler (8,697) for 1 p.m. — Xavier at DePaul, FS1 the Bulldogs will look to win their with those with little to no experi-
2:30 p.m. — Georgia Southern at Dayton, NBC
most career yards passing in school history with 8,865. ninth game of the season at 11 a.m. ence, which can be a useful exercise
n Duke 56, Temple 27 (Independence Bowl): At Shreveport, Sports Network
3 p.m. — Butler at Florida, ESPNU Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019 (ESPN2), for someone with aspirations to be
Louisiana, Daniel Jones threw for 423 yards and five touchdowns, T.J.
Rahming caught 12 passes for 240 yards and two scores, and Duke 3:30 p.m. — Belmont at Purdue, FS1 when they take on Iowa in the Out- a coach.
blew past Temple in the Independence Bowl. 4:30 p.m. — Wisconsin at Western Kentucky, back Bowl at Raymond James Stadi- “I wouldn’t necessarily say in-
Duke (8-5) snapped a two-game losing streak, scoring touch- CBS Sports Network um in Tampa, Florida. fluenced, but it was an opportunity
downs on seven straight drives. The Blue Devils flipped a 27-14 deficit in 5 p.m. — Radford at Maryland, ESPNU The game will give Moorhead an before coaching where you’re utiliz-
the second quarter to a 56-27 lead by midway through the fourth.
Jones set Independence Bowl records with the five touchdown
6:30 p.m. — Oregon at Boise State, CBS Sports opportunity to earn his first post- ing your knowledge of the game and
passes and 423 yards passing, and Duke also had the most points in Network season victory leading a program of people whose understanding of
the event’s history. 7 p.m. — Bryant at Iowa, ESPNU in a coaching career that essentially the game isn’t very sophisticated,”
Coach David Cutcliffe won his fourth Independence Bowl. He COLLEGE FOOTBALL started in the GFL. Moorhead said.
led Ole Miss to victories in Shreveport in 1998, 1999 and 2002 and is 11 a.m. — Belk Bowl: South Carolina vs. Virginia,
Williams and Moorhead were Williams bets that experience
already enshrined in the bowl’s Hall of Honor. WTVA-ABC
Anthony Russo passed for 228 yards and a score for Temple (8-5). 11 a.m. — Peach Bowl: Florida vs. Michigan, mostly paid in accommodations helps Moorhead now.
ESPN more than true salary. Moorhead “One of the biggest reasons why
Pro Football Noon — Arizona Bowl: Nevada vs. Arkansas said he was given access to a car
and a gym, a place to stay, and a
is, more so than when you’re coach-
ing in the U.S., for any team, at any
State, CBS Sports Network
Saints’ tight end Watson plans retirement 3 p.m. — Cotton Bowl: College Football Playoff, salary, which was far from livable time, things can happen,” he said.
METIAIRIE, La. — New Orleans Saints veteran tight end Ben
Watson announced on Thursday that he’s retiring after this season. semifinal, Notre Dame vs. Clemson, ESPN, on its own. Williams had the same “There’s all kinds of factors that can
Watson turned 38 this month and is in his 14th NFL season out of ESPN2, ESPNEWS experience and the added bonus of throw a season off course. In the
Georgia. 7 p.m. — Orange Bowl: College Football Playoff, meals provided by the mother of a GFL there is no stable infrastruc-
“I knew coming into this year that it probably would be the last year,” semifinal, Oklahoma vs. Alabama, ESPN, ESPN2, teammate. ture, so you have to be able to adjust
Watson said. “Our approach was as a family we were fortunate to come ESPNEWS
and play for another year, but you kind of know. You hope you get to exit To best describe the pay struc- on the fly.
on your own terms. 7 p.m. — Ferris State at Minnesota, Big Ten ture, Moorhead referenced the title “By nature of these being semi-
“You hope you get to exit with a great win. And it’s been great to Network of a John Grisham novel — “Playing pro players, they’re not always going
be a part of this team and have this sort of winning at this point of my
NBA for Pizza” — on playing football in to be available. You have to be ready
6 p.m. — Houston at New Orleans, NBA TV Europe. and willing to adjust to everything
His initial announcement came through an NFL Films video about
his family that was posted on Thursday. Watson also confirmed his 9:30 p.m. — Golden State at Portland, NBA TV When Moorhead played, the you can, both the circumstances
decision with reporters after Thursday’s practice. RUGBY GFL had a limit of four Americans and the players. I’m sure from his
“The injuries add up, the body struggles more and more. And it 11:30 a.m. — Premiership Rugby, Harlequins vs. on a roster. By the time Williams experience he’s going to be a mas-
becomes evident that it’s time,” Watson said. “It’s always a very hard Wasps, NBC Sports Network played in the league, the rules had ter improviser.”
thing.” SKIING
Watson has caught 33 passes for 371 yards and two touchdowns changed to allow any number of
1:30 p.m. — FIS Alpine World Cup, men’s su-
this season, helping the Saints capture the top playoff seed in the NFC. Americans on the roster, but only Follow Dispatch sports writer
per-g, Italy, NBC Sports Network
After one of his touchdowns, Watson, a father of five, celebrated by
4 p.m. — FIS Alpine World Cup, men’s super-g, two on the field at a given time. Brett Hudson on Twitter @Brett_
holding up seven fingers, signaling that twins were on the way.
Italy, WTVA In any configuration, the Ameri- Hudson
—From Staff and Wire Reports
4b FRIDAY, December 28, 2018 The Dispatch •


As usual, Cardinals’ Fitzgerald mum on whether his career ends

By BOB BAUM going to change,” he said. “If he’s one of the best to ever do that feat against three teams. day in Seattle.
The Associated Press I decide to retire, I’ll let you it.” Last week, in an otherwise Yet he said he still loves his
guys know. Man, seriously. So, Leftwich said he’s never ugly loss to the Los Angeles job.
TEMPE, Ariz. — Someday, I don’t understand why we keep seen a better pair of hands on a Rams, Fitzgerald threw his first “I can’t think of anything
obviously, Larry Fitzgerald asking these questions.” receiver, although he acknowl- career TD pass, a nifty 32-yard- I don’t like about it,” he said.
will play in his last NFL game. The answer would be be- edged that might tick off Randy er to David Johnson. “The grind is great, man. It’s
Whether that game is Sunday, cause he’s 35 years old, played Moss. Now, though, he finds him- part of it. You can’t do what you
when his beleaguered Arizona 15 seasons in the NFL and has Fitzgerald is remarkably du- self on a 3-12 team that ranks do on Sunday without the prac-
Cardinals play at Seattle, is any- accumulated statistics that rable. He’s caught a pass in 226 last in the NFL in offense with a tices and lifting the weights and
body’s guess. place him among the best to consecutive games. Sunday will rookie quarterback in Josh Ros- watching the film and doing all
And don’t expect any hints play the game. mark his 234th NFL game, all en and all the inconsistencies the studying and the prepara-
from him. He doesn’t like to Certainly Fitzgerald seems with the Cardinals, tying the that brings. Fitzgerald has 65 tion. You can’t go out there and
talk about it. physically capable of continu- franchise record set by kicker catches for 698 yards and five execute if you don’t put the time
“I haven’t even thought about ing beyond this season. Jim Bakken, who played from touchdowns. Decent stats for in.”
it,” Fitzgerald said after the “I believe from an ability 1962-78. anyone else, but in the previous But losses keep piling up.
Cardinals practiced on Thurs- standpoint there’s very few With 14 yards receiving, three years, Fitzgerald caught “Hard work doesn’t guaran-
day. “I’m just focused on trying people that can do what Larry he’ll top 2,000 yards receiving 109, 107 and 109 passes. tee results,” Fitzgerald said.
to get this win in Seattle.” does,” Cardinals offensive coor- against the Seahawks. Fitzger- So why keep playing? In “But it ensures that you’re pre-
The week before, he’d said, dinator Byron Leftwich said. ald’s already topped that mark terms of wins and losses, this pared to go out there and play,
rather impatiently, “You know “That’s just honest. When against the Rams and 49ers, so will be the worst record of any and that’s my thing. I step on
me. I’ve been answering for the ball comes in his direction, he would join Jerry Rice as the of his 15 Cardinals teams, no that field there’s no guarantees.
the last three years. Nothing’s when it’s time to make the play, only receivers to accomplish matter what happens on Sun- of anything.”

Comics & Puzzles

Dear Abby
EAR ABBY: I truly worried that when he’s always “in the room.”
am 25 and you will be bored Advice? — WANTING TO MOVE
have been if you marry him FORWARD
with my boyfriend or — worse — DEAR WANTING: Everyone
on and off for five turned off, then grieves in their own way and on
years. I love him please, turn him their own timetable. However,
very much. I often loose so he can your friend may need more
overthink things, find someone support and counseling than
and a constant who appreciates you and others she meets
frustration of mine him for who he is, socially can offer. She has my
is that he makes and you can meet sympathy, but that deeply griev-
no romantic someone who ing woman needs to hear what
ZITS gestures at all.
He drowns me in
will make your
dreams come
you have written to me. Tell her,
as kindly as possible, that she
compliments and true. needs to vent to a profession-
shows his love in DEAR ABBY: al so she can get more help
other ways. My friend who through this difficult period.
I always
Dear Abby was suddenly DEAR ABBY: A male family
have to take the widowed two friend who is gay works at a
initiative and suggest he do years ago continues to insert local business my wife and I
romantic things like send me her late husband into every patronize regularly. We always
cards or flowers, take me to conversation with friends and stop and chat when he’s there,
dinner, etc., but he only does strangers alike. She’s still de- but he does something that
them when I ask. It doesn’t feel pressed, grieving and searching irritates me. He addresses
like enough for me. I worry that for significance, and she shares my wife as “Sweetie.” My wife
when we get married, over time it all in person and online. thinks I’m being silly because
I will grow bored or no longer be Early on, she had counsel- he’s gay; I say one’s sexual
GARFIELD attracted to him because he is
so unromantic. Am I just over-
ing but no longer feels it neces-
sary. She claims it helps her to
orientation doesn’t negate
manners and how one man
thinking? What should I do? — talk about him constantly. Most should address another man’s
ROMANTIC ONE IN AUSTIN of us close to her avoid the wife. I’m not annoyed to the
DEAR ROMANTIC: From elephant in the room. I find my- point that I’d confront the guy,
what you have written it seems self apologizing for her in group but I promised my wife I’d ask
that you may be more in love gatherings I take her to. People you your opinion. — BOTHERED
with the idea of romantic try to offer sympathy, but are IN NEW YORK
gestures than you are with the surprised when they realize he’s DEAR BOTHERED: There
man you have. Many wom- been gone two years. is nothing rude about a family
en would be thrilled to have I endure with love, but friend — gay or straight — call-
someone who drowns them wonder if this is the best path. ing someone’s wife “Sweetie.”
with compliments and shows Personally, I want to let him My opinion is you should lighten
his love in other ways. If you are rest in peace. But that’s hard up.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Dec. you have? love with you suggest you do in
28). You know what you want, TAURUS (April 20-May 20). this scenario?”
but what do you do to get You can tell that someone is LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You
there? Simple. Do what it takes. dangling a carrot to get you to know yourself and so it’s not
Through determination and te- move forward in the direction of necessary to ruminate over
nacity, your life moves in the di- their choosing. But as long as which way to go. There will
rection of your vision. Highlights they actually give you the carrot, be no hesitation, no waiting.
of the solar return include: a and it’s a direction that’s OK It’s like you look forward to a
beautiful love letter, a trip by with you, all will be well. straight road of green lights as
boat and the receipt of a check GEMINI (May 21-June 21). far as the eye can see.
of which you’ll want to take As a leader, your role will be to VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22).
a picture. Cancer and Taurus make sure everyone else has As cool as it would be to wake
adore you. Your lucky numbers a role. You’ll be in a position up one morning with the capabil-
BABY BLUES are: 9, 30, 33, 31 and 16. to check in with each person, ity of observing, understanding
ARIES (March 21-April 19). informing and course correcting and experiencing the world on
This issue you’re dealing with where necessary. a whole different level, these
will be solved with a new frame CANCER (June 22-July 22). things happen gradually. Aware-
of mind. Finding the frame of The mental exercise that will ness takes practice. You’ll get
mind can be as easy as finding help you make a decision will plenty today.
a picture frame. You simply include posing hypothetical LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23).
experiment. What looks good to questions, for instance, “What While some claim free speech
you? What works for the space would someone who’s madly in as their right, others regard it
as a continual obligation. As for
you, talking takes more energy
than you think it should today,
so you’ll process silently and
chime in only when necessary.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov.
BEETLE BAILEY 21). You could do the job with-
out help, but it would take lon-
ger and be harder, and not half
as fun. Make sure the others
know how much you appreciate
being part of an excellent team.
21). You’re compassionate and
you see beyond your own situa-
tion into the heart of the world.
And yet, some compartmental-
ization is appropriate. Knowing
what is and is not your problem
will help you live well today.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan.
MALLARD FILLMORE 19). Most people think to ask
for spiritual guidance when
things aren’t going well. But
why not seek spiritual guidance
when things are going just fine?
It will make a good time even
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb.
18). Achieving more success
is never the answer. Before
long, expectations and desires
will rise in tandem. Do what
it takes to be happy now. An
attitude shift might be all that’s
20). We organize our lives
around the meaning of things,
and yet what a thing means
isn’t a fixed fact. Rather, it’s
either an agreement you make
with yourself or one you come
to with others. Just know that
meanings can change.

Overwhelming odds
The Dispatch • FRIDAY, December 28, 2018 5b

Religious briefs
Baptist Church, 232 Yorkville Road tact Jesse Slater, 662-328-4979. p.m. Contact Marie Nabors, 662-
Special Praise/Dedication Enrollment Applications East. “Making your grieving journey 549-4322. Church service times:
Services Mississippi State School of
Ministry will be accepting applica-
easier.” For more information, call Radio Program Sunday school 10 a.m.; Sunday
Mayhew Primitive Baptist Church 662-327-0604 or e-mail unitedchris- worship 11:15 a.m.; Tuesday Bible
tions for enrollment beginning Jan. Apostles Patrick Perkins invites
(formerly Aberdeen Primitive Baptist study 7 p.m. For information, call
3 in Starkville and Jan. 7 in Reform, the public to tune in to WTWG, radio
Church), 842 U.S. Hwy. 45 N. Alt. in Pastor District Elder Lou Nabors,
Alabama. For more information, call 1050 AM for Perfecting the Saints
Starkville, hosts its Special Praise
and Dedication Services at 10 Dr. Michael Boyd, 662-425-8443, Fellowship Dinner, Youth Broadcast, Wednesdays 8:30 a.m. 662-329-1234.

a.m. Dec. 29-30. Lunch will follow Pastor Francisco Brock, 662-386- Service
at noon. The public is invited to 5317 or Pastor Demarco Smith, Pleasant Ridge Faith Center, Women Prayer, Worship Fitness Transformations
The Transformational Church,
attend. For more information, call 205-722-8505. 923 Ridge Road, Columbus, hosts a
fellowship dinner and youth service
Service 2301 Jess Lyons Road, hosts box-
Elder Pastor Herb Hatfield, 662- Church of the Eternal Word, 106
315-4937. Communion Services every third Sunday.
22nd St. S., holds a prayer and wor-
ing lessons Mondays and Wednes-
day from 5-7 p.m., weight-loss boot
Mt. Zion M.B. Church, 2221 14th ship service every Thursday from 5-6
End of Year Celebration Ave. N., hosts the Interdenomina- Prayer for Youth p.m. Call Marie Nabors, 662-549-
camp Tuesdays and Thursdays 5-7
p.m. and both on Saturdays 9-11
Ruby Ellis presents the Annual tional Alliance of Ministers City and Every second and third Saturday, 4322 or 662-329-1234, for prayer
County Communion at 6 p.m. Jan. 6. Pleasant Ridge Faith Center hosts a a.m.
End of the ear Gospel Celebration requests.
at 6 p.m. Dec. 30 at Brown Ridge For more information, call 662-251- prayer for the youth from 2-3 p.m.
M.B. Church, 2013 Swedenburg 2505.
Prayer Ministry Youth Fellowship
Road in Crawford. Special guest Celebrate Recovery New Beginning Everlasting Out-
The Transformational Church,
will be the Might Travelers, Golden Worship Services Calvary Church, 514 Lehmberg reach Ministry invites the public to
2301 Jess Lyons Road, hosts Youth
Gates, Might Voices, Demario Open Doors M.B. Church invites Road, and Meadowview Church, Fellowship from 7-8:30 p.m. every
call in with their prayer requests at Tuesday. Games, prayer, service,
Brown & Connected, Committed, Al the public to Sunday Morning 300 Linden Circle in Starkville, host
662-327-9843. food, & more. Transportation
Hinton, Tim Frierson & many more. Worship Services from 11 a.m.-1 Celebrate Recovery at 6 p.m. every
The public is invited to attend. For p.m. every 1st, 2nd & 3rd Sunday Sunday at Calvary and at 6 p.m. ev- available. For information, call Iris
more information, call Ruby Ellis, of each month at the Travis Outlaw ery Tuesday at Meadowview Church. Praise and Worship Service Roberson, 662-295-7456.
662-549-4878 Sportsplex Center, 405 Lynn Lane Get help, healing and support for Sulfur Springs MB Church holds
in Starkville. Sunday School is from any habit, hurt or hang-up using the a praise and worship service the Community Watch Service
Watch Night Service 10-10:30 a.m. For more information,
call 662-263-7102.
Christ-centered 12 steps. last Friday of each month at 7 p.m.
For information, call Pastor Henry
Rockhill community watch night
Pleasant Grove Pools M.B. service is at 10 p.m. Monday at
Church, 3000 Waverly Road in West Prayer, Free Coffee Mosley, 662-328-1035. Sand Creek Chapel M.B. Church,
Point, hosts its Watch Night Service Grief Support Group Mount Zion Missionary Baptist located at 3818 Rockhill Road in
at 10 p.m. Dec. 31. The public is The Oil of Joy for Grief and Church, 2221 14th Ave. N., hosts Prayer Service Starkville. The Rev. Jerome Wilson
invited to attend. For more infor- Mourning offers a grief support free coffee and a prayer community Church of the Eternal Word, and the Rockhill U.M. Church will
mation, call Sis. Jennifer Johnson, group at 6 p.m. every second Thurs- outreach service from 8-9 a.m. every 106 22nd. St. S., Columbus, holds be the special guest. The public is
662-494-4295. day of the month at United Christian fifth Saturday. For information, con- prayer service Thursday nights 5-6 invited to attend.

Around the world

Furious Iraqi lawmakers

demand US troop withdrawal
‘Trump needs to know his limits. The tion, and declared: “We’re
no longer the suckers,
“Trump needs to know
his limits. The American
American occupation of Iraq is over’ folks.” occupation of Iraq is over,”
The abruptness of his said Sabah al-Saidi, the
Iraqi parliament member Sabah al-Saidi,
visit left lawmakers in head of one of two main
By PHILIP ISSA Few in Iraq or elsewhere Baghdad smarting and blocs in Iraq’s parliament.
The Associated Press knew the U.S. president drawing unfavorable com- Trump, he said, had
was in the country until parisons to the occupation slipped into Iraq, “as
BAGHDAD — Pres- minutes before he left. of Iraq after the 2003 inva- though Iraq is a state of
ident Donald Trump’s But this trip came as sion. the United States.”
surprise trip to Iraq may curbing foreign influence
have quieted criticism at in Iraqi affairs has be-
home that he had yet to come a hot-button politi-
visit troops in a combat cal issue in Baghdad, and
zone, but it has infuriated Trump’s perceived presi-
Iraqi politicians who on dential faux-pas was fail-
Thursday demanded the ing to meet with the prime
withdrawal of U.S. forces. minister in a break with
“Arrogant” and “a vi- diplomatic custom for any
olation of national sover- visiting head of state.
eignty” were but a few ex- On the ground for
amples of the disapproval only about three hours,
emanating from Baghdad the American president
following Trump’s meet- told the men and wom-
ing Wednesday with U.S. en with the U.S. military
servicemen and women at that Islamic State forces
the al-Asad Airbase. have been vanquished,
Trips by U.S. presi- and he defended his de-
dents to conflict zones are cision against all advice
typically shrouded in se- to withdraw U.S. troops
crecy and subject to strict from neighboring Syria,
security measures, and He said the U.S. was once
Trump’s was no exception. again respected as a na-

Saudi king orders Cabinet Send in your church event!

shakeup after Khashoggi’s killing Subject: Religious brief
The Associated Press der inside the Saudi con-
sulate in Istanbul.
DUBAI, United Arab
Emirates — Saudi Ara-
bia’s King Salman issued
a wide-ranging overhaul
of top government posts
on Thursday, including
naming a new foreign
minister, following inter-
national fallout from the
killing of Saudi writer
Jamal Khashoggi nearly
three months ago.
He also ordered a
shakeup of the kingdom’s
supreme council that
oversees matters related
to security. The council is
headed by the king’s son,
Crown Prince Moham-
med bin Salman, whose
powers including roles
as deputy prime minis-
ter and defense minister,
were untouched in the
The changes appear
to further consolidate
the crown prince’s grip
on power by appointing
to key posts advisers and
members of the royal fam-
ily seen as close to him.
It may also signal fur-
ther efforts to show that
changes are being made
after the U.S. Senate
passed a resolution say-
ing it believes the crown
prince is to blame for
Khashoggi’s grisly mur-
6B Friday, Decemberment
28, will
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Nancy P. Vaghy 2BR/1BA, almost fin- GRAVEL FOR SALE on
18819 Jamestown RETAINER WALL, drive- Garage Sales: Southside 4505 ished make-over. CH/A, private property. Approx
Circle way, foundation, con- new flooring, paint, ap- 6 acres. Will sell or
Northville, MI 48167 crete, masonry restora- MOVING SALE! All Must pliances & more. No lease property located
tion, remodeling, base- Go! 808 4th Ave. S. Fri pets, no HUD. in NE Noxubee County.
You have been made a ment foundation, re- 2-5, Sat, 7-11. Misc Agent Owned. 601-405-3717.
defendant in the Peti- pairs, small dump truck household goods. $495.00/$495.00.
tion for Order Constru- hauling (5-6 yd) load & Lots & Acreage 8600
ing Last Will and Testa- demolition/lot cleaning. West Point-
ment, Adjudication of Burr Masonry General Merchandise 4600 Large 1BR/1BA, gas 2.28 +/- Acre Lot.
Heirs-at-Law of Resid- 662-242-0259. space heat, window air. 149 Tanyia Lane. Off of
APPLE COMPUTERS Water furnished. No
uary Trust Beneficiaries, Two 2009 iMac com- Lake Lowndes Road.
Discharge and Other Re- pets or HUD. Has asphalt drive &
WORK WANTED: puters available. Good Agent Owned.
lief filed by the Execut- working condition. parking, 1200 ft. shop
or, Robert M. Perkins, Licensed & Bonded-car- $375.00/$375.00 with w/ living area, septic
pentry, painting, & de- Would be good for ba- approved application.
on December 12, 2018, sic web browsing or tank & water meter. No
seeking to determine molition. Landscaping, trailers. $45,000. Call
gutters cleaned, bush word processing. 2Ghz; Long & Long, Realtors
the heirs-at-law of 2 GB RAM; 250 GB HD. 662-574-0345.
Richard C. Perkins, Bon- hogging, clean-up work, 662-328-0770
pressure washing, mov- Computer and built-in UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY!
nie Perkins, Deanna P. monitor only; mouse
Froman, being one and
the same person as
ing help & furniture
repair. 662-242-3608 and keyboard not in-
cluded. $50 each.
COLEMAN A Stable growth invest-
ment. FSBO: 72 Acres
in Webster Co., near
Deanna O. Froman, and Call 662-574-1561 RENTALS
Nina P. Richardson, all TOWNHOUSES & APARTMENTS
Mantee. Mature pines
Lawn Care / Landscaping (75yr), hardwoods
deceased. Other than
you, the only other inter- 1470 1 BEDROOM (50yr), 10ac hay field,
VINTAGE BIKE, Can- 2ac pond, w/county
ested parties in this ac-
tion are Bill Perkins, JESSE & BEVERLY'S nondale Road Bike, pro- 2 BEDROOMS road frontage/utilities,
Kim Kachelmuss, LAWN SERVICE. Mow- fessionally recondi-
tioned. $275. Call 662-
3 BEDROOMS superb potential home
Robert M. Perkins, Rick ing, cleanup, landscap- site & recognized
ing, sodding, & tree cut- 251-3205. school. 45 minutes to
Froman, Scott Froman, LEASE,
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Dionna Froman, Mark ting. 356-6525. MSU. 334-277-9744.

Richardson, Karen Sporting Goods 4720 DEPOSIT HUNTING LAND IN
Dagarman, Lisa Leons,
and Nancy P. Vaghy.
Painting & Papering 1620
93 acres on County
You are summoned to
SULLIVAN'S PAINT Open for season! 9-5, CREDIT CHECK Road 47 (Gordo 159 to
SERVICE Tues-Fri & 9-12, Sat.
appear and represent Over 50 years experi- County Road 47. Turn
Certified in lead
your interests against
said Petition before the
removal. Offering spe- ence! Repairs, cleaning,
cial prices on interior & refinishing, scopes
662-329-2323 left & land is on the
left). Paved road ac-
Honorable Joseph N. cess. Mostly level.
exterior painting, pres- mounted & zeroed, Price: $204,600. 1 Almanac bit
Studdard, Chancellor of sure washing & sheet handmade knives. 2411 HWY 45 N
the 14th Chancery Dis- rock repairs. Located: Hwy 45 Alt, Linda Pruett, Keller 5 Makes fun of
trict at 9:30 a.m. on the Free Estimates North of West Point, COLUMBUS, MS Williams Realty Tusca-
9 Bay
17th day of January Call 435-6528 turn right on Yokahama loosa, 205-657-5330.
2019, at the Lowndes Blvd, 8mi & turn left on LOWNDES COUNTY 45
11 Love affair
County Courthouse, in Darracott Rd, will see Commercial Property For acres on Sobley & Dav- 13 Ranch animal
Columbus, Mississippi, Stump Removal 1790 sign, 2.5mi ahead shop
and in case of your fail- on left. 662-494-6218.
Rent 7100 is Rd. Excellent hunting. 14 Plain silly
1 mile west of Hwy. 69.
ure to appear your in- 117 DR. Martin Luther Small creek runs thru 15 Caffeine source
terest in this matter will King Jr. Dr. West in property. $1375 per 16 Sign, perhaps
not be considered. Business Opportunity 6050 Starkville. 4,000 sq. ft acre. 205-799-9846 or
building. Call 662-323- 205-695-2248.
18 Outdo
You are not required to HISTORIC DOWNTOWN 20 Excellent, in
Columbus: 411 Main 5119.
file an answer or other
pleading, but you may St. Office, Retail, Res- WINTER SPECIAL slang
do so if you desire. taurant Space available. COMMERCIAL PROPER- 1.95 acre lots. 21 Sculpture in St.
ALLSTUMP GRINDING Good/bad credit.
Call 423-333-1124.
Issued under my hand
SERVICE TIES/Retail/Office 10% down, as low as Peter’s
GET 'ER DONE! Spaces starting @
and the seal of said We can grind all your Apts For Rent: Northside 7010 $285/mo. Downtown &
$299/mo. Eaton Land. 22 Teen outbreak
Court, this the 12th day stumps. Hard to reach East Columbus loca- 23 Opposition vote
of December 2018. places, blown over FOX RUN COMPANY LLC tions. 662-435-4188.
roots, hillsides, back- Mobile Homes for Sale 8650 24 Martini base
1 & 2 BR near hospital.
LISA YOUNGER NEESE, yards, pastures. Free $595-645/mo. Military NEW 2017, 16x80 MH
25 Cribbage
CHANCERY CLERK estimates. You find it, discount offered, pet OFFICE SPACE: 2,000 markers
LOWNDES COUNTY, square feet. 294 @ The Grove, Colum-
we'll grind it! area, pet friendly, and
MISSISSIPPI 662-361-8379 Chubby Dr. Flexible leas- bus. 3BR/2BA, never 27 Fly features
furnished corporate lived in, can be moved. 3 Information panier
apartments available. ing terms. Available 29 Bat wood
(SEAL) now. 662-328-8254 New Hope Sch. Dist. agency 25 Glue’s kin
Tree Services 1860
ON SITE SECURITY. $29k. 662-769-2565. 30 Cotton fabric
BY: /s/ Tina Fisher, ON SITE MAINTENANCE. 4 Ball point? 26 Escaped animal
D.C. ON SITE MANAGEMENT. 32 Feeding, as a
A&T Tree Service HISTORIC DOWNTOWN Autos For Sale 9150 5 Invasions 27 Finish first
24-HOUR CAMERA furnace
PUBLISH: 12/14/2018, Bucket truck & stump SURVEILLANCE. Columbus Office, Retail, 6 Mae West’s “— 28 Smoothed, in
12/21/2018 & removal. Free est.
Benji @ 662-386-4446 Restaurant Space avail-
'07 GRAY Chevy Tahoe. 34 Afternoon hour
Serving Columbus Good cond. Leather Angel” a way
12/28/2018 Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm. able. Call 662-328- 35 More loyal
since 1987. Senior 8655 or 662-574-7879. interior. Has 197,878 7 Temporary 30 Some babies
IN THE CHANCERY citizen disc. Call Alvin @ Sat/Sun by appt only. miles. Asking $7,500. 36 Radiate
Call 662-251-6258. lodgings 31 Track events
COURT OF LOWNDES 242-0324/241-4447
Houses For Rent: Northside 38 Canvas holder
COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI "We'll go out on a limb 8 Western sight 33 Acute
for you!" STUDIO APT for rent. 7110 Campers & RVs 9300 39 Stopwatch
Newly remodeled. 10 War ender 37 Gen —
ESTATE OF JOHNNIE $400/mth rent & dep 2 AVAILABLE: 2BR/1BA TOMBIGBEE RV Park, 12 Sailing hazards
req. Convenient to town 40 Urges
MAE WILLIAMS, DE- VICKERS TREE near CAFB. $450/mo + located on Wilkins Wise 17 Top-secret govt.
CEASED SERVICE, LLC & CAFB. No hud. No $350 dep. 662-889- Rd & Waverly Rd. Full 41 Ohio team
Tree trimming and re- pets. 662-328-2340. 1122. Hookups available. org.
ESTATE NO. 2017- moval. Fully insured. $300/mo. 662-328- 19 Casserole bits
0186HJD Apts For Rent: Other 7080 8655 or 662-574-7879. DOWN
Free estimates. 22 Piquant quality
*Now Accepting Credit 1 Dukes
SUMMONS Trailers & Heavy Equipment 24 Sushi accom-
& Debit Cards* 2 Prepare to play
Call Curt 662-418-0889 9450
THE STATE OF MISSIS- or 662-549-2902
SIPPI “A cut above the rest” 1999 MACK Dump
Truck & 30,000lb Trail-
TO: The heirs at law of boss Tag-A-Long Trailer,
Johnnie Mae Williams, Special Notices 2400 both good condition.
Deceased, whose Can be seen at 5356
names and addresses BECOME A LICENSED Hwy 182 E, Columbus.
are unknown after dili- AMATEUR RADIO OPER- Call 662-328-6203 or
gent search and inquiry ATOR. FCC Testing will 662-574-6202.
be at West end of Main
You have been made a
defendant in this suit in
St @ the 911 Center in
Starkville on Saturday,
Five Questions:
this Court by Regina
Smith, Petitioner, seek-
December 29, 2018 at
9am. For more info call
1 LeBron
ing a judicial determina-
tion of the heirs-at-law
662-324-0745. James
and statutory beneficiar-
ies of Johnnie Mae Willi- General Help Wanted 3200
ams, deceased.
You are summoned to
appear and defend
needed for Milosevic
against the petition filed small church.
against you in this ac-
3 Rush Lim-
tion at 9:30 a.m. on the Monday & Wednesday,
14th day of January, 16 hours per week.
2019, in the Chancery
Courtroom of the Tech and social media
Lowndes County Court- skills required.
house in Columbus,

4 Cocaine
Mississippi, and in case For more info, call
of your failure to ap- 662-574-1972
pear and defend, a judg-
ment will be entered CONTRACTOR SEEKING
against you for the experienced carpenter
money or other things
demanded in the peti-
with lots of experience.
Please call:
tion. 662-570-9464 for info. Baryshnikov Log cabin