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New 2-percent tax has support of local delegation
Pre-filed bill includes Further, the bill directly des-
ignates $400,000 for the city
City asks for additional 1-percent tax to
funds for city, and $300,000 for the county
from the tax each year for each fund infrastructure, operate amphitheater
county recreation to use for “tourism, special By Zack Pl air Brown Amphi-
events, recreation and enter- theater, as well
By Zack Plair tainment,” as well as $250,000 as for street
for the Golden Triangle Devel- If Columbus officials have work and other
A pre-filed bill in the Missis- opment LINK for economic de- their way, the city’s restau- infrastructure.
Chism Smith
sippi Legislature to revive the velopment services. rant sales tax will jump to The new
2-percent restaurant tax in Co- caused the more than 30-year- The rest of the collected tax 3 percent over the next 10 levy would be
lumbus includes a little some- old county-wide restaurant sales funds will flow to the Colum- years. in addition to
bus-Lowndes Convention and City councilmen on Smith
thing for everybody — and sig- tax to expire in June. a 2-percent
nificantly less funding for one Rep. Gary Chism (R-Lown- Visitors Bureau to use to pro- Wednesday unanimously ap- restaurant sales tax bill
entity, in particular. des County) filed the new bill in mote tourism. That still is ex- proved a resolution asking also going before the Leg-
Still, the plan is headed to December that, if passed, would pected to be the lion’s share of for an additional 1-percent islature, which is meant to
this year’s legislative session create a 2-percent sales tax on the tax, which collected about levy on the sales tax on pre- provide funds for tourism,
with the apparent full support food and beverages only at busi- $2 million in Fiscal Year 2017. pared food and beverages so recreation and economic
of the local delegation, a marked nesses within the Columbus city But previous versions of the that the funds could be used development in the city and
change from a dispute between limits whose annual revenue for tax only divided the money be- for operations and main- county.
local lawmakers in 2018 that those items is at least $100,000. See Restaurant tax, 6A tenance at the Sen. Terry See Council, 6A


closing at
Leigh Mall
Third store in two
months to announce
departure from mall

Leigh Mall is losing another store.
Kirkland’s, a retailer selling
home-decor items and gifts, has plans
to close its doors on Jan. 28, accord-
ing to store manager Michelle Gray.
Leigh Mall property manager Gail
Culpepper confirmed the store’s clos-
ing, though she said she didn’t know
the reason. Gray said there were sev-
eral reasons but did not offer specif-
Culpepper said Kirkland’s has
been at Leigh Mall since February
Representatives of Kirkland’s
corporate offices did not return calls
from The Dispatch by press time.
Kirkland’s also operates stores in
Tupelo and Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Kirkland’s is the third store to Courtesy photo
announce its closing since Novem- Aubri Cook was the first baby of 2019 born at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle in Columbus. Baptist nurse Charlsey
ber, following The Cookie Store and Ruffin presented Aubri’s parents, Amelia Macon and Bennett Cook, both of Columbus, with a basket of goodies at the hospital
Payless ShoeSource. The three are Wednesday. Aubri was born at 7:35 a.m. on Wednesday. She weighed seven pounds, seven ounces and was 19 inches long.
added to a growing list of retailers
departing the mall, including Radio
Shack, J.C. Penney, Sears and Reed’s
Jewelry, all of which closed within the
last two years.
In September, Leigh Mall was in-
cluded in a group of properties put
up for public auction after its owner,
Brigham won’t seek re-election as Lowndes supervisor
Security National Properties, de- Rematch brewing in Dist 4 Oktibbeha “I’ve en-
joyed it for sev-
years and feels the board has
been committed to doing
faulted on a $34.7 million dollar loan.
Since then, the mall has come under race as county election qualifying begins en years,” he
said. “It’s been
what’s best for the county.
He’s particularly proud that
management by Chicago-based real
estate management company Jones By Alex Holloway Qualifications will remain a good job, not the county built a new health
Lang LaSalle Americas (JLL), one of open until March 1 and pri- a hard job. It’s department building, the
the secured creditors for the loan in maries are set for Aug. 6. been enjoyable E-911 emergency manage-
the sale notice. The auction is sched- Nearly 30 candidates filed In Lowndes County, Su- most of the ment building and renovat-
paperwork to run for county Brigham
uled for Tuesday. pervisor Bill Brigham said time, but I’ll be ed justice court with money
An attorney with JLL speaking on offices in Lowndes and Ok- he will not seek a third term 75 years old here soon. I just from its sale of the former
background said that while Security tibbeha counties on Wednes- on the board. Brigham, who kind of want to have my time county hospital.
National Properties is still part of the day. is beginning his eighth year back. I think it’s time to turn Trip Hairston qualified to
auction, the mall’s owner, manage- Wednesday was the first on the board representing it over to someone else.” run as a Republican for Dis-
ment company and tenants should day to qualify for this year’s District 2, said he feels it is Brigham said he’s liked trict 2’s supervisor position
not change as a result of Tuesday’s elections, which include all time to step away from that working with his fellow on Wednesday.
auction. elected county positions. position. board members through the See Candidates, 3A

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Supervisors, 9
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a.m., County
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of Sports” promised viewers both “the exhibit of quilting by Karen Arzamendi
thrill of victory and... ” — what? Jan. 9: Colum-
Kinsley Thomas in the main gallery. ArtReach program
4 What is the French holiday com- bus Municipal
First grade, Caledonia artwork will be displayed in Artist Alley.
memorating the beginning of the School District
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2A THURSDAY, January 3, 2019 The Dispatch •

Say What?
Did you hear? “I think even people on the team didn’t expect
how different the offense would be, me included.”
China lands spacecraft on ‘dark’ MSU senior quarterback Nick Fitzgerald, talking
about the differences between the offense of
side of moon in world first former MSU coach Dan Mullen and MSU first-year
head coach Joe Moorhead this season. Story, 1B.

Landing highlights end, has lived on the moon

After shutdown talks go
for millennia.
China’s growing The landing highlights
China’s growing ambitions
ambitions to rival to rival the U.S., Russia and

the U.S., Russia
and Europe in
Europe in space, and more
broadly, to cement the na-
tion’s position as a regional
and global power.
nowhere, officials to try again
“The space dream is part ‘Nothing for the wall.
of the dream to make China
stronger,” President Xi Jin-
ping said in 2013, shortly
We can go through the Pelosi poised to become House
The Associated Press

BEIJING — China’s
burgeoning space pro-
after becoming China’s
In year-end wrap-ups,
back and forth. No.
How many more times
speaker, making history again
Chinese media and officials The Associated Press
gram achieved a first on
Thursday: a landing on the
hailed the Dec. 8 launch of can we say no?’
Chang’e 4 as one of the na- Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi WASHINGTON — Nancy Pelosi knew this moment
so-called dark side of the would come, even if others had their doubts — or worked
tion’s major achievements
moon. By LISA MASCARO to stop her.
in 2018. The landing on
Three nations — the and CATHERINE LUCEY Pelosi is poised to be elected Thursday as House
Thursday was announced
United States, the former The Associated Press speaker, the only woman who has held the office and
to the public by state broad-
Soviet Union and more re- caster CCTV at the top of now one of few elected officials who will be returning to
cently China — have sent WA S H I N G T O N it. The last time a speaker regained the gavel was more
the noon news. — No one budged
spacecraft to the near side “On the whole, China’s than a half-century ago.
of the moon, which faces at President Donald The California Democrat has spent her political ca- Pelosi
space technology still lags Trump’s closed-door
Earth, but this landing is behind the West, but with reer being underestimated, only to prove the naysayers wrong. In this
the first-ever on the far side. meeting with con- case, it was by winning back the Democratic majority and amassing the
the landing on the far side gressional leaders,
The China National of the moon, we have raced votes for the speaker’s job.
Space Administration said so the partial gov- “None of us is indispensable,” Pelosi told The Associated Press on
to the front,” said Hou Xi- ernment shutdown
the 10:26 a.m. touchdown yun, a professor at Nanjing the campaign trail last fall, “but I do know that I’m very good at what I
of the Chang’e 4 craft has persisted over his de- Trump do.”
University’s school of as- mand for billions of dollars to build
“opened up a new chapter tronomy and space science. In accepting the gavel, Pelosi will give a nod to the new era of divided
in human lunar explora- a wall along the U.S. border with government with a pledge to “reach across the aisle in this chamber
He added that China has Mexico. They’ll all try again Friday.
tion.” Mars, Jupiter and asteroids and across the divisions in this great nation,” according to excerpts of
In public, Trump renewed his her prepared remarks Thursday.
A photo taken at 11:40 in its sights: “There’s no dire warnings of rapists and others “The floor of this House must be America’s Town Hall: where the
a.m. and sent back by doubt that our nation will at the border. But when pressed in people will see our debates and where their voices will be heard and
Chang’e 4 shows a small go farther and farther.” private Wednesday by Democrats affect our decisions,” she says.
crater and a barren surface In 2013, Chang’e 3, the asking why he wouldn’t end the
that appears to be illuminat- predecessor craft to the shutdown, he responded at one
ed by a light from the lunar current mission, made the pass legislation to re-open the gov- Trump on board. Senate Majority
point, “I would look foolish if I did
explorer. Its name comes first moon landing since the that.” A White House official, one ernment — without funds for the Leader Mitch McConnell called
from that of a Chinese god- former Soviet Union’s Luna of two people who described that border wall. it a “total nonstarter.” Trump said
dess who, according to leg- 24 in 1976. exchange only on condition of ano- “Nothing for the wall,” Pelosi ahead of his White House session
nymity, said the president had been said in an interview to air Thursday with the congressional leaders that
on NBC’s “Today” show. “We can the partial shutdown will last “as
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born March 20, 1936, en Glove boxer and
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12 grandchildren; and mother, Ruby Nell
through Thursday; and on
TOMBIGBEE RIVER STAGES Friday by 3 p.m. for Sunday nine great-grandchil- Black Larmour.
In feet as of Flood 24-hr. and Monday publication. For dren. He is survived by
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Man wanted in Mississippi, caught in Alabama; bond $25,000
25-year-old’s charges include felony fleeing County, Mississippi, his bond
set at $25,000 on charges in-
ties spotted him later that day
at a gas station in Hamilton
stolen out of their county,” and
held equipment and tools re-
from law enforcement, assault on a police cluding felony fleeing from
law enforcement, assault on a
but he drove off, hitting a pa-
trol car. Police shot out two of
ported stolen from businesses
in Lowndes County, Cantrell
officer and third-offense drunken driving police officer and third-offense
drunken driving, Sheriff Cecil
his tires, but the chase lasted
about 30 miles before the truck
The Associated Press in Alabama spotted him climb- The sheriff did not know
Cantrell said. crashed in Alabama.
ing out a window of a house un- Conn was wanted for ques- Cantrell said he’s sure whether Conn has an attor-
MONROEVILLE — A man der renovation. tioning about a scrapyard fire Lowndes deputies will be ney who could speak for him,
wanted in Mississippi was Jacob Conn, 25, remained Monday morning in Lowndes questioning Conn. “He was or what his blood-alcohol level
caught when a property owner in jail Wednesday in Monroe County. Monroe County depu- driving a stolen truck. It was was when he was arrested.

Troop G sees quiet New Year’s period
Dispatch staff report Noxubee, Oktibbeha, period, with no fatalities MHP also issued seven
Webster and Winston or injuries reported. driving under the influ-
Mississippi Highway counties, issued 302 total The traffic citations in- ence charges, made two
Patrol officers reported a traffic citations during cluded 148 for moving vi- additional drug arrests
quiet enforcement period the holiday period. The olations such as speeding and made two felony ar-
for Troop G. enforcement period ran or careless driving, and rests.
State troopers in Troop Monday through Tues- 117 for non-moving viola- Officers issued a fur-
G, which covers Calhoun, day. tions such as driving with ther 21 citations for seat-
Clay, Chickasaw, Choc- MHP also responded no insurance or a sus- belt violations and five for
taw, Lowndes, Monroe, to five wrecks during the pended drivers license. child restraint violations.

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Brigham said he knows District 1 Justice Court “I just court judge
Hairston from working judge; Peggy Phillips decided position in
with him on the YMCA qualified to seek another that I would the 1970s.
Board of Directors and is term as District 3 Justice throw my “I just
confident in him. Court judge; Greg Mer- name back decided in
“I think we’ve got a chant qualified to seek in the race the last few
good man who’s commit- another term as coroner; again and days wheth-
ted to run,” he said. Teresa Barksdale quali- see how er I wanted
Hairston is a medical fied to seek another term things go, Jackson to do it or Johnson
administrator at Nephrol- as circuit clerk. and one way or another not,” Johnson said. “What
ogy Asso- Rick Jones, the former it’ll work out,” Jackson I want to do is use my ex-
ciates and Lowndes County Adult said. perience. I’ve been the
owns a con- Detention Center admin- Oktibbeha County fac- (GTPDD) director for 28
sulting firm, istrator, qualified to seek es infrastructure needs, years and I want to use the
Golden Tri- election as sheriff. Jones Jackson said, and he said experience I have to try to
angle Busi- confirmed his intention he knows from his own help Oktibbeha County
ness Ven- to run to The Dispatch experience that money grow. I want people to be
tures LLC, in April 2018 after saying can be tight and the coun- held accountable.”
that primar- Hairston that current Sheriff Mike ty can’t always rely on District 1 Supervisor
ily helps Arledge pressured him getting funding from the John Montgomery and
medical startups. He’s into retiring from his posi- state. District 2 Supervisor Or-
formerly worked as a bud- tion at the jail in late 2017. “There’s always issues lando Trainer also qual-
get analyst for the Missis- Arledge did not qualify to with infrastructure,” he ified to seek re-election.
sippi Legislature and said run for re-election by the said. “But as far as any District 5 Supervisor Joe
his father served for eight end of the day Wednes- gripes or complaints, I Williams did not qualify
years as Lowndes County day. have no hard feelings to- by the end of the day and
administrator. Cindy Egger Goode ward anybody, as far as did not respond to calls
“Mr. Brigham isn’t qualified as a Republican the reason I’m getting for comment by press
seeking re-election as an to seek election to the back in the race. I enjoyed time.
incumbent, so I talked to chancery clerk’s office. my eight years and I’m In other races, Shank
him about what that post ready to go back to work Phelps is seeking re-elec-
entails and all that,” Hair- for the residents of Dis- tion as constable, James
ston said. “I felt it was a Oktibbeha County trict 4.” Lindsey is seeking
good thing for me to do as In Oktibbeha County, a Miller did not qualify to re-election as constable;
far as being a public ser- possible rematch of 2015’s run by the end of the day Allen Morgan is seeking
vant ... and I think I can District 4 supervisor elec- Wednesday. Miller told re-election as tax asses-
represent District 2 very tion is brewing. The Dispatch on Thurs- sor; Sharon Livingston
well.” Former District 4 Su- day morning she plans to is seeking re-election as
Hairston was the only pervisor Daniel Jackson make an announcement chancery clerk; William
candidate to qualify for registered to run for of- “soon” as to whether Tony Boykin is seeking
the District 2 election as fice late Wednesday after- she’ll seek re-election. re-election as justice
of Wednesday afternoon. noon. In District 3, Golden court judge; Steve Glad-
All other incumbent Jackson served two Triangle Planning and ney is seeking re-election
supervisors — District 1 terms on the board, from Development District as sheriff; Curtis Randle
Supervisor Harry Sand- 2008 to 2015, before los- Executive Director Rudy is seeking re-election as
ers, District 3 Supervisor ing his seat to current Su- Johnson qualified as a
John Holliman, District pervisor Bricklee Miller. Republican to run against
constable; Kennedy Neal
is seeking re-election as
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and District 5 Supervisor by 46 votes in 2015’s elec- Marvell Howard. Brown is seeking re-elec-
Leroy Brooks — each tion. Howard, a Democrat, tion as county prosecutor subject: Business brief
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None had an opponent as ly teaches seventh-grade term on Wednesday. is seeking re-election as
of Wednesday afternoon. science at Ackerman, told Johnson mounted an justice court judge.
In other races, Chris The Dispatch he’s consid- unsuccessful run for the
Hemphill qualified to ered returning to public sheriff’s office eight years
seek another term as office since the election. ago and ran for a justice

Marriages and divorces
Blalock; Dec. 15 ■ Asma M. Nagi and Waleed
Lowndes County ■ Sedrick Fenster and Heath- A. Almadhrahi; Dec. 12
Marriages er Barry; Dec. 15 ■ Sonya Annette Reeves and
■ Bobby Shields and Ashley ■ David Swann and Justine Jamie Lee Reeves; Dec. 10
Hayden; Dec. 1 Gifford; Dec. 17
■ Kathleen Greene Staples
■ Willie Bryant and Angela ■ Jerome Humphries and
Danner; Dec. 5 and Colby Ian Staples; Dec.
Saundra Tate; Dec. 18
■ Cleatus Mallory Jr. and 12
■ Marcus West and Liza
Linda Webber; Dec. 6 Gauthier; Dec. 21 ■ Constance Gabrielle Nolan
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Unmonitored, a wall is just a minor inconvenience
I claim no ex- said the wall was success of any wall has far less In the 1930s, the French around to ensure the integrity
pertise on govern- a metaphor for the to do with its features than who erected what was known as the of our Southern Border, a wall
ment shutdowns, need for increased was on top of it and what deter- Maginot Line, a series of fortifi- is the most expensive, least
immigration policy border security. rents they had at their disposal. cations, obstacles and defense efficient choice. Reasonable
and enforcement or The wall that I Left unattended, a wall is intended to prevent a German people should understand this.
political negotiat- spent six months little more than a nuisance, invasion. The logistics of creating an
ing, but I do know behind certainly especially in remote, unpopu- What the French didn’t impenetrable 2,000-mile long
something about was no metaphor. lated areas, of which there are commit was the manpower wall/fence along the border is
walls. It was designed hundreds of miles across our necessary to make all those America’s Maginot Line. It’s a
I spent the first for one specific southern border. Given time fortifications, obstacles and delusion.
half of 2007 behind purpose: To keep and the right circumstances, defenses effective. The Ger- We should know better.
one. me inside it and, motivated people can be quite mans swept through, over There is certainly a better
OK. It wasn’t an Slim Smith to a lesser degree, resourceful. and around the Maginot Line way and most definitely a less
actual wall. It was a others stuff out. Prison officials, if not the with almost comical ease and costly way.
fence. Actually it was two 30- The wall complex at Flor- President, know this, of course. France quickly fell. It is also certain that shut-
foot fences topped with razor ence West Prison achieved the That’s why every jail or prison Likewise, the walls cur- ting down the government for
wire, but it served the same first role, if not the second. For uses surveillance equipment rently cited as examples of the sake of a wall is something
purpose. Since midnight Dec. a price, an inmate could get and manpower to monitor effectiveness — most notably no one should believe is a suit-
23, our federal government pretty much anything he want- activity around the wall. Over in Israel — have succeeded able sacrifice.
has been in a state of partial ed — drugs and cellphones time, the stuff needed to keep largely because they were well- I do favor a metaphorical
shutdown over the issue of a being the most popular items. folks on the proper side of a manned and monitored. wall, though.
southern wall across the U.S./ So walls do work — sort of. wall costs more than the wall To achieve that along our It’s cheaper and offers a far
Mexico border. The Arizona Department of itself. Southern border would require better alternative — increasing
Since the shutdown started, Corrections, along with every Without those precautions, thousands of personnel and border funding for methods
what form the wall would take other place that has jails and building a wall is pretty much hundreds of billions of dollars. that actually have been proven
has been a subject of conjec- prisons, understands this. an exercise in futility. In fact, the actual wall would be to work.
ture. It could be a traditional It is not simply a matter of There has yet to be a wall a very small expense compared Slim Smith is a columnist
wall. It could more closely erecting a wall and calling it a constructed that people haven’t to the cost of the resources and feature writer for The
resemble a fence. Republican day. climbed over, under or around. needed to insure its function. Dispatch. His email address is
Sen. Lindsey Graham even Throughout history, the Ask France. Of all the ideas floating


Book ban was
a bad policy
It was a misguided and prob-
ably unconstitutional policy, so
it’s wise that the Mississippi De-
partment of Corrections relaxed
its ban on sending free books
directly to inmates.
It would have been nice,
though, if MDOC had widely
communicated this change of
heart when it occurred apparent-
ly months ago.
But in MDOC’s typically
uncommunicative ways, it took
a recent court filing to get the
word out that it had conceded
the right of inmates throughout
the state’s prison system to have
books sent to them by publish-
ers, distributors and retailers,
regardless of who is paying for
That policy change was
prompted by a lawsuit, filed in
April, by Big House Books after STATE OF THE WORLD
the Jackson-based nonprofit was

How the War Party lost the Middle East
stopped from sending anything
but religious books to inmates
at two of the state’s prisons —
South Mississippi Correctional “Assad must go, Obama the Iraqi Parliament, calling collapsed to a fraction of what it was. In
Facility and the Mississippi says.” this a “U.S. disregard for 2016, Obama said that not preparing for
State Penitentiary at Parchman. So read the headline in other nations’ sovereignty” a post-Gadhafi Libya was probably the
MDOC never explained what The Washington Post, Aug. and a national insult, began “worst mistake” of his presidency.
it had against secular reading 18, 2011. debating whether to expel the The price of all these interventions for
material or why only those two The story quoted President 5,000 U.S. troops still in their the United States?
prisons were affected by the Barack Obama directly: country. Some 7,000 dead, 40,000 wounded and
ban. But even if there was some “The future of Syria must George W. Bush launched trillions of dollars.
justification, whatever it was be determined by its people, Operation Iraq Freedom For the Arab and Muslim world, the
would not have outweighed the but President Bashar al-Assad to strip Saddam Hussein of cost has been far greater. Hundreds of
good that could come from get- is standing in their way. ... the WMD he did not have and to thousands of dead in Afghanistan, Iraq,
ting books that inmates desire time has come for President convert Iraq into a democracy Syria, Yemen, and Libya, civilian and
to read into their hands, whether Assad to step aside.” Patrick Buchanan and Western bastion in the soldier alike, pogroms against Christians,
they can pay for the books or France’s Nicolas Sarkozy Arab and Islamic world. massacres, and millions uprooted and
whether they are donated to and Britain’s David Camer- Fifteen years later, Iraqis driven from their homes.
them, as most of those provided on signed on to the Obama ultimatum: are debating our expulsion. How has all this invading, bombing
by Big House Books are. Assad must go! Muqtada al-Sadr, the cleric with Amer- and killing made the Middle East a better
Reading material such as Seven years and 500,000 dead Syrians ican blood on his hands from the fighting place or Americans more secure? One
that sent by Big House Books — later, it is Obama, Sarkozy and Cameron of a decade ago, is leading the charge to May 2018 poll of young people in the
works of fiction and nonfiction, who are gone. Assad still rules in Damas- have us booted out. He heads the party Middle East and North Africa found that
puzzle books, GED manuals cus, and the 2,000 Americans in Syria with the largest number of members in more of them felt that Russia was a closer
and religious texts — gives the are coming home. Soon, says President the parliament. partner than was the United States of
inmates something productive Donald Trump. Consider Yemen. For three years, the America.
to do with their time. It also But we cannot “leave now,” insists Sen. U.S. has supported with planes, preci- The fruits of American intervention?
builds their literacy skills, which Lindsey Graham, or “the Kurds are going sion-guided munitions, air-to-air refuel- We are told ISIS is not dead but alive
is a big element in rehabilita- to get slaughtered.” ing and targeting information, a Saudi in the hearts of tens of thousands of
tion, since a large percentage Question: Who plunged us into a war on Houthi rebels that degenerated Muslims, that if we leave Syria and Af-
of inmates never finished high Syrian civil war, and so managed our in- into one of the worst humanitarian disas- ghanistan, our enemies will take over and
school. tervention that were we to go home after ters of the 21st century. our friends will be massacred, and that
It has been widely recognized seven years our enemies will be victori- Belatedly, Congress is moving to if we stop helping Saudis and Emiratis
by elected officials on both sides ous and our allies will “get slaughtered”? cut off U.S. support for this war. Crown kill Houthis in Yemen, Iran will notch a
of the political aisle that Amer- Seventeen years ago, the U.S. invaded Prince Mohammed bin Salman, its archi- victory.
ica’s gang-infested corrections Afghanistan to oust the Taliban for grant- tect, has been condemned by Congress In his decision to leave Syria and with-
system does too little correcting ing sanctuary to al-Qaida and Osama bin for complicity in the murder of journalist draw half of the 14,000 troops in Afghan-
and too much reinforcing of the Laden. Jamal Khashoggi in the consulate in istan, Trump enraged our foreign policy
behavior that landed inmates be- U.S. diplomat Zalmay Khalilzad is to- Istanbul. And the U.S. is seeking a truce elites, though millions of Americans
hind bars in the first place. Gov. day negotiating for peace talks with that in the fighting. cannot get out of there soon enough.
Phil Bryant recently announced same Taliban. Yet, according to former Who got us into this war? And what In Monday’s editorial celebrating
that he is going to push during CIA director Mike Morell, writing in The have years of killing Yemenis, in which major figures of foreign policy in the past
his last year in office for crimi- Washington Post today, the “remnants we have been collaborators, done to make half-century, The New York Times wrote,
nal justice reforms that include of al-Qaeda work closely” with today’s Americans safer? “As these leaders pass from the scene,
improving what’s done inside Taliban. Consider Libya. In 2011, the U.S. it will be left to a new generation to find
prison walls, so as to increase It would appear that 17 years of attacked the forces of dictator Moammar a way forward from the wreckage Mr.
the odds that inmates won’t fighting in Afghanistan has left us with Gadhafi and helped to effect his ouster, Trump has already created.”
return once they have done their these alternatives: Stay there, and fight which led to his murder. Correction: Make that “the wreckage
time. a forever war to keep the Taliban out of Told of news reports of Gadhafi’s Mr. Trump inherited.”
MDOC should welcome Kabul, or withdraw and let the Taliban death, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Patrick J. Buchanan, a nationally
not just Big House Books but overrun the place. joked, “We came, we saw, he died.” syndicated columnist, was a senior advisor
anyone else who is trying to help Who got us into this debacle? The Libyan conflict has since pro- to presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford
achieve that goal. After Trump flew into Iraq over Christ- duced tens of thousands of dead. The and Ronald Reagan. His website is http://
Greenwood Commonwealth mas but failed to meet with its president, output of Libya’s crucial oil industry has
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James Oswalt his sons, Arlo Williams, College. He was a U.S. sister, Annie Sue Gore Ms. Knight was born brother, John Paul
COLUMBUS — Anthony Williams and Navy veteran and was Brown; and brothers, July 18, 1935, in Lamar Hollis of Columbus; and
James R. “Sonny” Michael Reese, all of formerly owner and op- Bud Gore, Clyde Gore, County, Alabama, to the one grandchild.
Oswalt, 80, died Jan. 2, Starkville; daughters, erator of Parham Truck- James Clifton Gore, late Forney and Annie Pallbearers will be
2019, at his residence. Medalynn Williams, ing. He was a member Gayron Garfield Gore, Grace Hollis. She was Zadus Turner, Mike
Arrangements are Rece Williams and Tina of Amory Church of Arthur Elbert Gore and formerly employed as a Freeman, Heath Butler,
incomplete and will be Larry, all of Starkville Christ. James Albert Gore. machinist with McCoy Ray Kilpatrick, Brandon
announced by Lowndes and Tracey Davis of He is survived by his She is survived by Manufacturing and was Cockerham and Mike
Funeral Home. Rowlett, Texas; sis- son, Barry Lynn Par- her husband, A. J. a member of First Free McDaniel.
ter, Hazel Williams of ham of Amory; daugh- Steverson of Columbus; Will Baptist Church.
Starkville; and host ter, Lee Ann Parham and sister, Velma Sue In addition to her par-
Ernesteene Bryant of grandchildren and Mordecai of Brandon; Wilkes. ents, she was preceded Carolyn McElroy
COLUMBUS — Er- great-grandchildren. in death by her sister, CALEDONIA — Car-
brother, Shirley Ray Pallbearers will be
nesteene Bryant, 96, Doris Ann Taylor; and olyn McElroy died Jan.
Parham of Southaven; Wes Steverson, Randy
died Jan. 2, 2019, at 3, 2019, at her resi-
Vineyard Court Nurs- Van Hunley Jr. sister, Barbara Loden of Edmonson, Jim Gore, brother, James Lewis
COLUMBUS — Van Amory; and four grand- John Gore, Steve Wil- Hollis.
ing Center. She is survived by Arrangements are
Lee Hunley Jr., 58, children. kes and Donnie Brown.
Arrangements are her son, Gene Knight of incomplete and will be
incomplete and will be died Jan. 1, 2019, at the Pallbearers will be
University of Missis- his family and friends. Amie Bennamon Flora, Indiana; sisters, announced by Memori-
announced by Lowndes Mary Bennett of Sulli- al Gunter Peel Funeral
Funeral Home. sippi Medical Center in Memorials may be DEKALB — Amie
Jackson. made to the Palmer Boyd Bennamon, 81, gent and Clara Grace Home and Crematory,
Arrangements are Home, P.O. Box 746, died Dec. 29, 2018, at Piel of Odessa, Texas; College Street location.
James Malone Sr. incomplete and will be Columbus, MS 39703 Rush Foundation Hospi-
COLUMBUS — announced by Memori- or to St. Jude Children’s You’ve always said you
tal in Meridian.
James Malone Sr., 67, al Gunter Peel Funeral Research Hospital, 262 Services will be at wanted to be buried in
died Dec. 28, 2018, in Home and Crematory, Danny Thomas Place, noon Saturday at Brown the dress you wore to your
Columbus. Second Avenue North Memphis, TN 38105. Ridge Baptist Church
Services location. granddaughter’s wedding.
will be in DeKalb with the
at noon Frances Steverson Rev. Bennie J. Hopkins Preplanning takes care of
Friday at Manfred Aasand Jr. COLUMBUS — officiating. Burial will all the decisions so your
family doesn’t have to.
Stephen STARKVILLE — Frances G. Steverson, follow at Rush Ceme-
Chapel Manfred N. Aasand Jr., 84, died Jan. 2, 2019, at tery. Visitation will be When Caring Counts...

M.B. 60, died Jan. 1, 2019, at Windsor Place Nursing from 5-7 p.m. Friday at 1131 N. Lehmberg Rd.
Church Malone Sr. his residence. and Rehab Center. New Haven Memorial FUNERAL HOME
Columbus, MS 39702
with the No services are avail- Services will be at 2 Funeral Home and one & CREMATORY (662) 328-1808
Rev. Joe L. Peoples able at this time. p.m. Friday at Memorial hour prior to services

Shirley Louise Kidder
officiating. Burial will He was preceded Gunter Peel Funeral at the church. New Ha-
follow at Memorial Gar- in death by his father, Home Chapel, Second ven Memorial Funeral
dens Cemetery. Visita- Manford Aasand Sr.; Avenue North location Home is in charge of
tion is from noon-6 p.m. and mother, Georgia with Jason Heady and arrangements. Shirley Louise Kidder came into this world on
Thursday at Century Aasand. Shawn Dickie officiat- March 25, 1954, in Broadhead, KY, and 64 years
Hairston Funeral Home. He is survived by his ing. Burial will follow at Billy Bailey later she left us on Dec. 29, 2018. She passed
Century Hairston Fu- sisters, Rosa Myers, Friendship Cemetery. COLUMBUS — Billy away on Saturday in the late afternoon, at North
neral Home is in charge Cynthia Mills, Mary Visitation will be one Bailey, 85, died Jan. 2, Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Shirley’s
of arrangements. Cook, Jeanette Ritch hour prior to services 2019, at North Missis- choice was to come home from M.D. Anderson
Mr. Malone was born and Jackquline Aasand; at the funeral home. sippi Medical Center in in Houston, Texas and continue her treatment
Jan. 1, 1951, in Colum- and brother, Kenneth Memorial Gunter Peel Tupelo. here in her hometown of Columbus. She loved
bus, to the late Jimmie Aasand. Funeral Home and Arrangements are being around her friends and family and so she
Malone Jr. and Johnnie Crematory, Second incomplete and will be was until the end of her short life.
Hughes. He attended Billy Parham Avenue North location announced by Lowndes Shirley L. Kidder traveled the world over with
Pickens County Train- AMORY — Billy is in charge of arrange- Funeral Home. her proud military parents during her childhood.
ing School and was Wayne Parham, 85, ments. Fortunately, for her friends and husband, she
formerly employed with died Jan. 2, 2019, at Oak Mrs. Steverson was Lou Knight landed in Columbus, Mississippi and put down
the Federal Bureau of Tree Manor. born Jan. 10, 1934, in some very deep roots. Graduating from Caledo-
VERNON, Ala. —
Investigation and the Services will be at Lowndes County, to nia High School, Shirley went right to work at the
Lou Ella Knight, 83,
U.S. Postal Service. 2 p.m. Friday at Cleve- the late James William then Merchants and Farmers Bank, later Trust-
died Dec. 31, 2018, at
He is survived by his land-Moffett Funeral and Minnie Lou Cloer mark. She was a faithful employee and stayed
Generations of Vernon.
wife, Marsha Ellerbee Home with Fred Webb Gore. She was formerly at the bank until an opportunity arose at APAC.
Services will be at
Malone of District officiating. Burial will employed with Unit- Shirley became the go-to girl down at that office,
2 p.m. Friday at the
Heights, Maryland; follow at Haughton Me- ed Technologies and working up until weeks ago when she was just
First Free Will Baptist
sons, James Malone morial Park. Visitation served as a “Pink Lady” not able. From the truck drivers to the high boss-
Church with Joe Beck-
Jr. of Fort Washington, will be from noon-1:45 es, she was affectionately called “Miss Shirley”
volunteer at Baptist Me- on officiating. Burial
Maryland, Alton James p.m. prior to services during her 26 years at APAC. Not once did she
morial Hospital-Golden will follow at Furnace
Warren of Arlington, at the funeral home. fail to lend a helping hand to any employee that
Triangle. She was a Hill Cemetery. Visita-
Texas, Erik Ellerbee Cleveland-Moffett Fu- needed an explanation or a paper faxed. Miss
member of Columbus tion will be two hours
and Trevor Worthy; neral Home is in charge Shirley was the one to see. Being the good per-
Church of Christ. prior to services at the
daughter, Ericka of arrangements. son she was, Shirley had many friends outside
In addition to her church. Chandler Fu-
Ellerbee of District Mr. Parham was the office and particularly enjoyed her monthly
parents, she was pre- neral Home is in charge
Heights; sisters, Helen born Feb. 11, 1933, in “eatings” with the YaYa Girls and going to the
ceded in death by her of arrangements. Tombigbee River in the hot Mississippi Summer
Street of Holly Springs, Monroe County, to the

Carolyn Brown
Victoria Cockrell of late Nathaniel Green and sitting on the banks talking to her Tombig-
Conyers, Georgia, Sher- and Evelyn Viola Ross bee Stump Jumper buddies, hoping for a cool
ry Motley of Austin, Parham. He was a breeze to blow over.
Texas, Marion Glass of graduate of Hatley High Carolyn Hudnall Brown, age W.R. Kidder, III came into Shirley’s life and
Memphis, Tennessee, School and Mississippi 87, of Huntsville, AL, formerly made it charmed. For 22 years, theirs was truly
Josephine Keyes of State University and at- of Columbus, MS, passed away a story of best friends enjoying life to the fullest.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, tended Itawamba Junior December 28, 2018, at her resi- Of course, Billy stayed in the woods too long, on
Amelia Washington of dence. occasion, but the two of them worked it all out. If
Huntsville, Alabama, Visitation will be Saturday, you knew them, you would think Bill and Shirley
Jacquelyn Humphreys January 5, 2019, from 12:30 or Shirley and Bill, very rarely thinking of one
of Oklahoma City, PM until 1:45 PM at Memorial without the other. Shirley had two boys and Bill
Oklahoma, Gwen Gunter Peel Funeral Home & brought a girl and a boy into the marriage and
Malone-Thompson, Crematory, 2nd Ave. N. loca- to Shirley, her family was now four children, not
Patricia Archibald and tion. Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM at Me- just two.
Melinda Thompson, all morial Gunter Peel and graveside services will Shirley is preceded in death by her father,
of Columbus; brothers, follow at Friendship Cemetery with Rev. Andy Ted Roberts, Sr. Her mother, Carol, has been
Jerome Robinson of Pearson officiating. looked after and cared for ever since by Shirley
Columbus, Georgia, Mrs. Brown was born April 5, 1931, in Shuqual- and three brothers. These brothers are Teddy
Michael Hughes of ak, MS, to the late Carrie Brown and Connie B. (Vicky) Roberts, Jr., Clarence (Young) Roberts
Carrollton, Alabama, Lagrone, Sr. She was a graduate of Shuqualak and David (Sherry) Roberts. Looking after the
Roosevelt Hughes of Frances G. Steverson High School and East Mississippi Junior College family will be much more difficult without the
St. Louis, Missouri and Visitation: in Scooba, MS. Mrs. Brown worked as a bank caring hands of their sister.
Jimmie Malone III of Friday, Jan. 4 • 1-2 PM teller for a number of years at First Columbus Shirley also leaves behind two sons, Caleb
Memorial Gunter Peel (Brandi) Thompson and Mark (Cara) Thompson
Columbus; nine grand- Funeral Home
National Bank, Arlington State Bank of Arling-
2nd Ave. North Location ton, TX and Union Planters Bank of Memphis, and Bill’s two children, Richard (Shelly) Kidder
children; and seven Services: TN, prior to becoming a stay at home mother. and Leigh Ann Stovall.
great-grandchildren. Friday, Jan. 4 • 2 PM
Memorial Gunter Peel She was a long time member of Wesley United Her grandchildren will miss seeing her in the
Funeral Home Methodist Church and her Church Circle Group stands as they continue on playing their sports.
Richard Williams III 2nd Ave. North Location
Burial in Columbus and a regular attender of Whites- Russ, Jack and Cale Thompson, along with Sar-
STARKVILLE — Friendship Cemetery burg Baptist Church since moving to Huntsville. ah Kate, Matt and Will Thompson will surely
Richard Williams III, 75, In addition to her parents, Mrs. Brown was look for her each time they take the field because
died Dec. 29, 2018, in Carolyn Brown preceded in death by her husbands, Charles E. she was always there proudly watching them. Ky-
Tupelo. Visitation: Hudnall, Sr. and Randolph Brown; and brother, ler and Anna Kidder and the baby of them all,
Services will be at 2 Saturday, Jan. 5 • 12:30-2 PM Connie B. Lagrone, Jr. Owen Stovall, will also be missing their cher-
p.m. Saturday at Cen- Memorial Gunter Peel
Funeral Home Survivors include her sons, Charles E. Hud- ished grandmother.
tury Hairston Funeral 2nd Ave. North Location nall, Jr. and his wife, Merrill of Huntsville, AL, There are, of course, a number of nieces and
Home Chapel. Burial Services:
Saturday, Jan. 5 • 2 PM and Joel H. Hudnall and his wife, Neely of Mad- nephews who will also be looking to fill the void
will follow at New Memorial Gunter Peel ison, MS; and grandchildren, Erin Baldwin and left behind with Shirley’s passing.
Prairie Grove Ceme- Funeral Home
husband, Jordan of Huntsville, AL, Madison Han- Memorial services for remembering Miss
2nd Ave. North Location
tery. Visitation will be Burial son and husband, Joey of Memphis, TN, Kend- Shirley will be held, Thursday, January 03, 2019,
from noon-5 p.m. at the Friendship Cemetery
all Hudnall of Huntsville, AL, Harper Hudnall of at First Baptist Church on Seventh Street in
funeral home. Century downtown Columbus from 11:00 AM until 12:00
Hairston Funeral Home Carolyn McElroy Madison, MS and Hampton Hudnall of Madison,
Incomplete MS. PM. Services will be officiated by Rev. Glen Mill-
is in charge of arrange- Memorial Gunter Peel Pallbearers will be Harper Hudnall, Hamp- er, with Dr. Shawn Parker assisting, under the
ments. Funeral Home ton Hudnall, Jordan Baldwin, Joey Hanson, John direction of Lowndes Funeral Home and Crema-
Mr. Williams was College St. Location
Hillhouse, Jr. and Todd Gale. tory, Columbus, MS.
born March 15, 1943, In lieu of flowers the family requests that me- Recognized as Honorary Pallbearers will be
in Starkville, to the late Van Lee Hunley, Jr. David Sansing, Ashley Sansing, Mike Bogue,
Incomplete morials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Re-
Richard Williams II and search Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Mike Bernsen, Andy Atkins and Mike Tucker.
Memorial Gunter Peel
Jeletha Blake. He was Funeral Home TN, 38105-9959 or Wesley United Methodist Please, in lieu of flowers, the family asks that
formerly employed as a 2nd Ave. North Location
Church, P.O. Box 2511, Columbus, MS, 39704. memorials be made in Shirley’s honor to: St. Jude
custodian. Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000,
He is survived by Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142 or to LeB-
onheur Children’s Hospital, 848 Adams Avenue,
Memphis, TN 38103.
Sign the online guest book at Compliments of Lowndes Funeral Home
716 Second Avenue North • Columbus, MS
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tween the CVB and LINK, with no age to collect the tax, regardless of Younger agreed.
direct money to the city or county. revenue, which is what the city and “Sometimes you just have to live
Both the city council and county county requested in their joint res- within your means and that’s what
board of supervisors approved res- olution. (the CVB) will have to do,” Younger
olutions in late 2018 asking for the This time around, all seem to said. “Parks and Recreation in the
tax to be levied with those appropri- agree on the $100,000 floor. city and county really needs some of
ation divisions. “Removing the floor all togeth- this money.”
If the Legislature approves the er was going to encompass a lot of On Wednesday, Columbus coun-
bill as presented, it would go into small Mom and Pop eating places all cilmen also approved a resolution
effect automatically later this year over the county,” Chism said. “This requesting an additional 1-percent
unless citizens call for a reverse ref- will only apply to businesses in the to the food and beverage tax that
erendum, which requires 2,000 reg- city that have at least $100,000 a would fund infrastructure as well as
istered Columbus voters sign a peti- year in those sales. That’s a major operational costs at the amphithe-
tion forcing the measure to a public factor to me.” ater.
vote. If that happens, the election Restaurants outside the city lim-
would be held in Columbus only, its collected only $118,000 in 2-per-
cent revenue in FY 2017.
Effects on CVB
and it would require 60-percent vot- For CVB Executive Director
er approval to pass. Both Smith and Younger said Nancy Carpenter, the new tax bill is
“When it gets down here, it may they fully support the new bill, too, bittersweet.
very well have a direct referendum though Younger said he still be- On one hand, the organization
added (which would require a cit- lieves a county-wide tax with no received more than 90 percent of
izen vote before the tax could be floor would be better. its annual funding from the coun-
enacted),” said Chism, who serves “It shouldn’t be a headache this ty-wide tax. When it expired, it elim-
on the House Local and Private time … as long as we don’t change inated staff positions, slashed its
Committee that handles such sales the rules in the middle of the game,” advertising budget and began oper-
tax legislation. “This is the way I he said. ating from its reserve funds.
drafted the bill because that is what Rep. Kabir Karriem (D-Colum- Once the new tax passes, fresh
the city and county wanted (in their bus) did not return a call from The revenue will start flowing in again,
resolutions), and I support it.” Dispatch by press time. but Carpenter said
Rep. Jeff Smith (R-Lowndes CVB will still feel the
County), who chairs the House Ap- Recreation ‘highest crunch from the re-
propriations Committee, said if the and best use’ for funds duced appropriation.
reverse referendum requirement The city plans to use its restau- “It will affect us
holds, he doesn’t foresee citizens rant tax funds to pay for an esti- greatly,” Carpenter
blocking the tax. mated $1.6 million in ball field im- told The Dispatch.
“I’ve been practicing law for 39 provements at Propst Park, as well “We will just work
years, and I’ve only seen a reverse as building the second phase of the smarter and harder Carpenter
referendum one time,” Smith said. Sen. Terry Brown Amphitheater at and make sure every
The legislative session begins The Island — which would include dollar we spend brings a strong
next week. seating, fencing and a concession return on investment for our local
stand — according to Mayor Robert businesses.”
No dispute this time over ‘floor’ Smith. Carpenter said CVB will restore
After months of local debate on Supervisors’ President Harry its advertising budget and contin-
how the money would be divided, Sanders said the county would like- ue to target conventions and sports
the county and city finally agreed ly use its funds toward building what tournaments — especially soccer
on resolutions to renew the coun- it hopes to be a “regional” sports and bass fishing events that have
ty-wide restaurant tax in spring complex, with baseball, softball and seen success in the past.
2018. t-ball fields, west of Columbus. She plans to use more social
But when the measure arrived to In either case, each entity could media campaigns to promote local
Jackson, a disagreement between issue bonds to complete those proj- businesses and events. CVB also is
Rep. Smith and Sen. Chuck Young- ects quickly and use tax funds for planning fundraisers for this year,
er, also a Lowndes County Repub- annual payments on the debt with- including selling bricks removed
lican, on what businesses should out raising property tax rates. from the original Tennessee Wil-
have to collect the tax As a side deal to the tax, the CVB liams home before it was remodeled
ultimately killed the has agreed to grant $60,000 in tax as the Columbus Welcome Center.
bill, allowing the tax revenue for city festivals each year, Carpenter said she hopes, too,
to expire. as well as $30,000 for festivals in the city and county will use some
Smith wanted the Crawford, Artesia and Caledonia. of their $700,000 allotment from
tax to apply only to Though the city’s and county’s the tax to reinvest in CVB efforts,
businesses that col- $700,000 gain is the CVB’s equiva- specifically events like the annual
lected $325,000 in lent loss, Chism is confident those spring Pilgrimage.
food and beverage Younger recreation projects are the “highest “We’re going to be fine,” she said.
revenue annually, and best use” for that money. “We’ll all work together to make
which was the case in the previous “It will serve more people doing this work. … I am determined, dil-
form of the law about to expire. it this way than just giving money to igent and loyal and so is our board.
Younger supported removing that tourism and letting just the (CVB) We’re going to see this through. We
“floor” and requiring all businesses board determine what the needs are going to see the continuation of
that sell prepared food and bever- are,” he said. quality of life projects in Columbus.”

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If approved, both taxes Jackson once the legisla- cent funds to hire a com- Legisla-
would only be collected tive session opens next pany to manage bookings ture) right
from customers of busi- week. for the venue. now to get
nesses in the city limits The Dispatch could not Further, tax funds can these types
where annual food and reach Rep. Smith for com- also be used for street, of things
beverage revenue is at ment by press time. sidewalk, curb and gutter d o n e , ”
least $100,000. A 1-percent tax could work. Tu r n a g e
The 1-percent levy, raise as much as $1 mil- Turnage said other said. “So it
however, would be “used lion for the city in just the cities, such as Tupelo, seems like Turnage
only by the city and not first year. Jackson and Starkville, the timing is good.”
shared by other entities,” If approved, the tax have either asked for or Mayor Robert Smith,
City Attorney Jeff Tur- would specifically pay for have secured similar lev- speaking to The Dis-
nage told councilmen upkeep at the amphithe- ies from the Legislature. patch, said he’s optimis-
Wednesday. ater, where the stage is al- Starkville, specifically, tic, albeit not certain, the
Turnage said Rep. Jeff ready built, Turnage said. is asking for a 1-percent Legislature will approve
Smith (R-Lowndes Coun- Once seating and other increase to its food and the 1-percent tax. In any
ty), chair of the House Ap- amenities are added and beverage tax to help build case, he said, it doesn’t
propriations Committee, the amphitheater can be a sports complex. hurt to ask.
has agreed to prepare and used to host paid events, “There seems to be a “You have not because
present the legislation in the city can use the 1-per- sense down there (in the you ask not,” he said.

Around the state
Acting sheriff Webster County will bus. Twenty-two of them erties Management ac-
pay two sheriffs, but the were sent to hospitals in knowledged it sent agents
appointed as Webster judges say the county the area. No serious inju- on the bank’s behalf.
sheriff is charged could sue a bond compa- ries have been reported. Safeguard nor the bank
WALTHALL — An ny to recover Mitchell’s It was not immediate- have filed answers to Hug-
acting sheriff is being pay if he’s convicted. ly known whether Nixon gins’ suit that seeks dam-
appointed for a northern has an attorney. ages. But Safeguard filed
Mississippi county where 22 injured when a motion that moved the
the elected sheriff is fac-
ing criminal charges. bus overturns on Man: Bank changed case last week to federal
court in Jackson.
Two circuit judges Mississippi interstate locks on home while A U.S. magistrate
signed an order Wednes- JACKSON — A Grey- away with dying wife judge has scheduled a
day making Chief Deputy hound bus driver has BRANDON — A man February telephone con-
Andy McCants the sheriff been charged with driv- says he’s suing Bank of ference.
pro tempore in Webster ing under the influence America, claiming the
after the bus overturned mortgage lender had
The elected sheriff, on an interstate highway agents unlawfully break
Coroner: Human
Timothy Mitchell, was ar- in Mississippi and caused in to inspect his Missis- remains found in
rested Dec. 19 on a dozen injuries that sent nearly sippi home without ad- DeSoto National Forest
felony charges involving two dozen passengers to vance notice while he was GULFPORT — A Mis-
guns, drugs, sex with hospitals. in California caring for sissippi coroner says hu-
inmates and threaten- Jackson Police Sgt. his gravely ill wife. man remains have been
ing sheriff’s department Roderick Holmes said in The Clarion Ledger found in a national forest,
employees if they told a news release the wreck cites George Huggins Jr. and the state crime lab
anyone about the alleged happened about 8 p.m. in a Tuesday report as has been contacted.
crimes. Wednesday on an entry saying his wife primarily Harrison County Cor-
The judges’ order says ramp on Interstate-55 paid the mortgage and oner Gary Hargrove tells
Mitchell remains jailed during heavy rains. the debt apparently be- WLOX-TV that the re-
under a $400,000 bond. Holmes says the bus came delinquent. mains were found Christ-
A year remains in the driver, 31-year-old Erika Huggins says she died mas Day in the DeSoto
four-year term. McCants Nixon, is charged with in May and when he re- National Forest. Hargrove
could serve the entire misdemeanor DUI. turned to his Brandon says he took them in cus-
time. But if Mitchell is First responders said home in July, he found tody Dec. 26, and the
cleared, he would return all the passengers were the locks were changed. county sheriff’s office is
as sheriff. safely removed from the He says Safeguard Prop- investigating.
college football
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stand in
way of Questions
playoff remain for
No. 7 MSU
at start of
The Associated Press

When talking about the
possibility of expanding the
College Football Playoff,
the word momentum gets
tossed around a lot.
Expansion seems inevi-
SEC play
table. Why? Because play- By Adam Minichino
offs always expand. But
Vic Schaefer and Mike
Big Ten Commissioner
Neighbors think they
Jim Delany told The Ath-
know a lot about their
letic last month he was
teams midway through
ready to start talking about
the 2018-19 campaign.
a larger playoff field, and
The second phase of
prominent Big Ten athletic
the marathon, which is
directors Barry Alvarez of
otherwise known as the
Wisconsin and Jim Phillips
Southeastern Conference
from Northwestern have
regular season, will af-
voiced support for that idea.
Momentum toward ex- firm or shatter some of
pansion? the notions Schaefer and
“At the moment I don’t Neighbors developed in
see that kind of momen- non-conference play. That
tum,” Atlantic Coast Con- Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports marathon will kick off at
ference Commissioner John Iowa linebacker Nick Niemann (49) tackles Mississippi State quarterback Nick Fitzgerald (7) in the 6 p.m. Thursday (SEC
Swofford said.
second quarter Tuesday in the Outback Bowl at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. Network) when the No. 7
Mississippi State women’s

Notre Dame athletic di-
rector Jack Swarbrick, who basketball team takes on
sits on the CFP manage- Arkansas in Fayetteville,
ment committee along with Arkansas. All 14 league
the 10 FBS conference com- teams will open SEC play
missioners, said now is the
perfect time to talk about
changes to the four-team
By Bret t Hudson ed,” MSU senior quarterback downs, but they were still an ad-
MSU is coming off a
104-36 victory against
Louisiana on Sunday at
“The CFP is doing great Humphrey Coliseum. Nick Fitzgerald said. “I thought justment.
in terms of fan interest. In There likely won’t be many
terms television ratings. In there were a lot of similarities, “Receivers running more breathers like that one the
TAMPA, Fla. — When Joe but in the end there really wasn’t. routes, I guess. More complex,”
terms of every measure it rest of the way for the Bull-
Moorhead was introduced as Mitchell said. “We have a lot of ad-
has exceeded our expecta- It’s a totally different philosophy dogs, the SEC’s reigning
Mississippi State’s football coach
tions,” Swarbrick said. “So for the game, which is great. It’s justments. We run deeper routes. regular-season champion.
13 months ago, he felt there were
being open to talking about great to change, but it’s harder We had to get our stamina up.” That’s why Schaefer said
enough similarities between his
the model, this is the per- than people expected to be, and The mental burden might have Tuesday he is “curious” to
offense and his predecessor’s,
fect time to do it. Do it from I think it showed early on.” been heaviest on Fitzgerald. see how good his team can
Dan Mullen, to label the systems
a position of strength.” Through those struggles, “I reflect on not having a spring, become and what it will be
“same church, different pew.”
But, he added, “Doesn’t Time proved there was a big- Fitzgerald’s 51.6 percent comple- him not being able to play in the able to do.
mean there’s any momen- ger than expected gap between tion percentage was well off the first game and the experience “I just think we’re a
tum for change.” those pews. marks of 57.9 and 66.5 percent needed to make those decisions at work in progress,” Schae-
The current postseason The first season of the Moor- Trace McSorley boasted in two a fast pace,” offensive coordinator fer said. “We have a lot of
system is not quite half- head era ended with an 8-5 re- years at Penn State with Moor- Luke Getsy said. “In our offense, room to grow.”
way through a 12-year con- cord after a 27-22 loss to Iowa head as offensive coordinator. the quarterback has to make a lot Schaefer said he isn’t
tract with ESPN that runs in the Outback Bowl. The strug- The Nittany Lions averaged 69 of decisions in the run game and in satisfied where the Bull-
through 2026. The fifth gles the Bulldogs experienced touchdowns per season in those the pass game, and with his lack of dogs (12-1) are despite
CFP national champion will showed the transition from Mul- two years. MSU’s offense scored experience I thought he handled it their status as the SEC’s
be crowned Monday night len’s system to Moorhead’s was 48 touchdowns this season. really well. You take him in a class- highest-ranked team. He
when No. 1 Alabama fac- harder than initially believed. Wide receiver Osirus Mitch- room, he knows what’s going on. said the Bulldogs have so
es No. 2 Clemson at Levi’s “I think even people on the ell benefited from the changes, He knows what he’s supposed to many areas they can im-
Stadium in Santa Clara, team didn’t expect how different leading the team with 26 catch- do.” prove in and grow in, and
See EXPANSION, 3B the offense would be, me includ- es for 427 yards and four touch- See SYSTEMS, 3B that they’re not all focused
on skills. Schaefer said
MSU also has to polish its

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Caledonia girls, boys will take
court at FedEx Forum in Memphis
By Adam Minichino Irving had 20 points to pace six Celtics players in double figures.
After watching a game in the FedEx
CALEDONIA — Cooper McCleskey Forum, McCleskey will get his first
has been to a basketball game at the chance to play in the arena when the
FedEx Forum, so he knows how far you Caledonia High boys basketball team
have to look up to find the nose-bleed takes on Tishomingo County at 2:30
seats. p.m.. The schools’ girls basketball teams
The Caledonia High School junior will play at 1 p.m. Friday. The teams then
guard/forward was in attendance on will stay and watch Memphis take on the
Dec. 16, 2017, to see the Boston Celtics Brooklyn Nets at 6 p.m.
beat the Memphis Grizzlies in a NBA “I thought it was crazy (when he
matchup in Memphis, Tennessee. Mc- found out prior to the season that
Cleskey said he recalls Memphis cen- Caledonia would play in the FedEx Chris McDill/Special to The Dispatch
ter Marc Gasol scoring 30 points in the Forum). I thought they were joking,” said Caledonia High School senior guard Tyrin Johnson drives the lane against Columbus
game, which Boston won 102-93. Kyrie See CALEDONIA, 3B in their game in the Joe Horne Christmas Classic.
2B THURSDAY, January 3, 2019 The Dispatch •

briefly FOOTBALL: NFL Basketball Saturday’s Games
Calgary at Philadelphia, Noon
Minnesota at Ottawa, Noon
First Round
NBA Columbus at Florida, 6 p.m. Kyle Edmund and Neal Skupski, Britain, def.
Ole Miss LBs Wagner, Lee EASTERN CONFERENCE Vancouver at Toronto, 6 p.m. Henri Kontinen, Finland, and John Peers (3),
Atlantic Division Nashville at Montreal, 6 p.m. Australia, 7-6 (4), 6-2.
W L Pct GB Buffalo at Boston, 6 p.m. John Millman and John-Patrick Smith,
Women’s basketball team will open season at Missouri Toronto 28 11 .718 — N.Y. Islanders at St. Louis, 7 p.m. Australia, def. Marcelo Demoliner, Brazil, and

in different roles
Philadelphia 25 14 .641 3 Edmonton at Los Angeles, 9 p.m. Daniil Medvedev, Russia, 6-7 (3), 6-4, 10-4.
COLUMBIA, Mo. — The Ole Miss women’s basketball team Boston 22 15 .595 5 Tampa Bay at San Jose, 10 p.m. Robert Lindstedt, Sweden, and Milos Raonic,
will open Southeastern Conference play against Missouri at 7 p.m. Brooklyn 18 21 .462 10 Canada, def. Bob and Mike Bryan (1), United
Thursday at Mizzou Arena.
New York 9 29 .237 18½
Southeast Division Tennis States, 3-6, 6-4, 10-7.

for Seattle, Dallas ATP World Tour
Ole Miss enters the game with a 6-8 record in Yolett McPhee- W L Pct GB First Round
Miami 18 18 .500 — Kristina Mladenovic, France, and Galina
McCuin’s first season in Oxford. Charlotte 18 19 .486 ½ Qatar ExxonMobil Open Voskoboeva, Kazakhstan, def. Kiki Bertens and
Missouri (11-3) is second in the SEC in 3-pointers (112). Senior Orlando 17 20 .459 1½ Wednesday Demi Schuurs, Netherlands, 6-3, 7-5.
Washington 15 23 .395 4 At The Khalifa International Tennis & Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova
Sophie Cunningham leads the Tigers at 15.9 points per game. The Atlanta 11 26 .297 7½ Squash Complex (1), Czech Republic, def. Mihaela Buzarnescu,
two-time Associated Press honorable mention All-American also is By SCHUYLER DIXON Central Division Doha, Qatar Romania, and Nadiia Kichenok, Ukraine, 6-4,
W L Pct GB Purse: $1.195 million (WT250) 6-0.
averaging 6.0 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and 1.3 steals. The Associated Press Milwaukee 26 10 .722 — Surface: Hard-Outdoor Lucie Hradecka, Czech Republic, and Andreja
Indiana 25 12 .676 1½ Singles Klepac, Slovenia, def. Elise Mertens, Belgium,
Detroit 17 19 .472 9 and Sam Stosur, Australia, 6-4, 6-2.
Southern Mississippi
Second Round
FRISCO, Texas — Seattle Seahawks line- Chicago
10 28 .263 17
8 30 .211 19
Stan Wawrinka, Switzerland, def. Nicolas Jarry, Anna-Lena Groenefeld, Germany, and
Vania King, United States, def. Olga Danilovic,
Chile, 6-4, 7-6 (3).
Men’s basketball team will take on Rice backer Bobby Wagner and Sean Lee of the WESTERN CONFERENCE
Southwest Division
Roberto Bautista Agut (7), Spain, def. Serbia, and Anastasia Potapova, Russia, 7-6
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, Spain, 6-1, 6-4. (3), 7-6 (4).
HOUSTON — The Southern Mississippi men’s basketball team will Dallas Cowboys were the All-Pro leaders of W L Pct GB Dusan Lajovic, Serbia, def. Ricardas Berankis,
Houston 21 15 .583 — Lithuania, 7-6 (4), 0-6, 7-5. WTA Shenzhen Open
take on Rice at 3 p.m. Thursday in a Conference USA matchup. their defenses at their position the last time San Antonio
21 17 .553
18 19 .486 3½
1 Marco Cecchinato (4), Italy, def. Guido Pella, Wednesday
Southern Miss (8-5, 0-1 C-USA) is coming off a 71-56 loss to Lou- Argentina, walkover. At Longgang Tennis Center
their teams made the playoffs. Dallas 18 19 .486 3½ Novak Djokovic (1), Serbia, def. Marton Shenzhen, China
isiana Tech on Saturday. It still is off to its best 13-game start since the New Orleans 17 22 .436 5½ Purse: $750,000 (Intl.)
2011-12 NCAA tournament season. That excludes the vacated seasons
Little has changed for Wagner’s group in Northwest Division
Fucsovics, Hungary, 4-6, 6-4, 6-1.
Pierre-Hugues Herbert, France, def. Maxi Surface: Hard-Outdoor
W L Pct GB
of 2012-13 and 2013-14. two years. Not much is the same in the middle Denver 24 11 .686 —
Marterer, Germany, 6-3, 6-7 (6), 7-6 (6).
Nikoloz Basilashvili (5), Georgia, def. Andrey
Second Round
Oklahoma City 24 13 .649 1
This is the fifth game of a six-game road trip. It is the team’s longest of the Dallas defense going into the first post- Portland 22 16 .579 3½
Rublev, Russia, 6-3, 6-4.
Tomas Berdych, Czech Republic, def.
Wang Yafan, China, def. Ons Jabeur, Tunisia,
3-6, 6-4, 6-4.
stretch away from Hattiesburg since a seven-game span in the 1997-98 Utah 18 20 .474 7½
season meeting between these teams since Minnesota 17 21 .447 8½
Fernando Verdasco (8), Spain, 4-6, 6-3, 7-5.
Maria Sharapova (5), Russia, def. Wang Xinyu,
China, 6-7 (4), 5-2 retired.
season. Pacific Division
Rice (5-9, 0-1) is coming off a 103-87 loss to North Texas on the 2006 season. W L Pct GB
Santiago Gonzalez, Mexico, and Aisam-
Aryna Sabalenka (1), Belarus, def. Ekaterina
Alexandrova, Russia, 6-3, 6-3.
Golden State 25 13 .658 —
Saturday. Wagner is still among the NFL leaders L.A. Clippers 21 16 .568 3½
ul-Haq Qureshi, Pakistan, def. Marton
Fucsovics, Hungary, and Guido Pella,
Monica Niculescu, Romania, def. Kristyna
Pliskova, Czech Republic, 6-7 (2), 6-3, 6-4.
Southern Miss will wrap up the road trip with a game against North in tackles, according to SportRadar, and L.A. Lakers
21 17 .553
19 18 .514 5½
4 Argentina, walkover.
Robin Haase and Matwe Middelkoop,

Texas at 5 p.m. Saturday. First Round
Phoenix 9 30 .231 16½ Netherlands, def. Maximo Gonzalez, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Natalia
n Women’s basketball team starts C-USA play against Rice: Wednesday’s Games
Argentina, and Nicolas Jarry, Chile, 6-2, 6-4. Vikhlyantseva, Russia, def. Wang Yafan and
Marko and Novak Djokovic, Serbia, def. Damir Zhang Shuai (4), China, walkover.
At Hattiesburg, the women’s basketball team will play host to Rice at 6 Dallas 122, Charlotte 84 Dzumhur, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Dusan Quarterfinals
Miami 117, Cleveland 92
p.m. Thursday in its C-USA opener at Reed Green Coliseum. Lajovic, Serbia, 7-5, 3-6, 10-7.
CALENDAR Washington 114, Atlanta 98 Duan Yingying, China, and Renata
David Goffin, Belgium, and Pierre-Hugues Voracova, Czech Republic, def. Dalila Jakupovic,
Southern Miss (8-5) is coming off a 61-44 loss to Houston on Brooklyn 126, New Orleans 121 Herbert, France, def. Nikola Mektic, Croatia, Slovenia, and Irina Khromacheva (3), Russia,
Boston 115, Minnesota 102
Sunday. Shonte Hailes returned from injury against the Cougars, and and Alexander Peya (3), Austria, 6-2, 3-6, 10-3. 6-4, 6-2.
Prep Basketball
Detroit 101, Memphis 94
continues to lead the team in assists with 53. Orlando 112, Chicago 84 Nao Hibino, Japan, and Anhelina Kalinina,
Tuesday Ukraine, def. Shukio Aoyama (1), Japan, and
Philadelphia 132, Phoenix 127
Rice (9-3) is coming off a 74-63 victory against Incarnate Word on Friday’s Games Oklahoma City 107, L.A. Lakers 100
Singles Lidziya Marozava, Belarus, 6-2, 6-7 (3), 10-4.
First Round Peng Shuai and Zhaoxuan Yang (2), China, def.
Saturday. Today’s Games Ricardas Berankis, Lithuania, def. David Goffin
Southern Miss will play host to North Texas at 4 p.m. Saturday.
Caledonia vs. Tishomingo County (girls, boys), Toronto at San Antonio, 7 p.m. (6), Belgium, 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (4).
Irina Bara, Romania, and Oksana Kalashnikova
(1), Georgia, 6-4, 6-3.
Denver at Sacramento, 9 p.m. Guido Pella, Argentina, def. Cem Ilkel, Turkey,
1 p.m. at FedEx Forum, Memphis, Tennessee Houston at Golden State, 9:30 p.m. 7-6 (1), 6-3.
Friday’s Games Tuesday
Alabama Columbus at South Panola
Pickens County at New Hope
Utah at Cleveland, 6:30 p.m.
Brooklyn at Memphis, 7 p.m.
Marco Cecchinato (4), Italy, def. Sergiy
Stakhovsky, Ukraine, 6-4, 6-2.
Stan Wawrinka, Switzerland, def. Karen
First Round
Kristyna Pliskova, Czech Republic, def. Peng
Dallas at Boston, 7 p.m.
Women’s basketball team will play host to Florida in Northwest Rankin at Starkville Indiana at Chicago, 7 p.m.
Khachanov (3), Russia, 7-6 (7), 6-4.
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, Spain, def. Mubarak
Shuai, China, 3-6, 7-6 (6), 3-3 retired.
Monica Niculescu, Romania, def. Jelena
Orlando at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Shannan Zayid, Qatar, 6-1, 6-3.
SEC opener Noxubee County at Leake Central Washington at Miami, 7 p.m.
Atlanta at Milwaukee, 7:30 p.m.
Dusan Lajovic, Serbia, def. Adrian Mannarino,
Ostapenko (4), Latvia, 6-0, 6-2.
Second Round
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The Alabama women’s basketball team France, 6-3, 7-6 (5).
Aberdeen at Potts Camp L.A. Clippers at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Novak Djokovic (1), Serbia, def. Damir
Vera Zvonareva, Russia, def. Ivana Jorovic,
Serbia, 7-5, 4-6, 6-4.
will play host to Florida at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Southeastern Confer- New York at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m. Dzumhur, Bosnia-Herzegovina, 6-1, 6-2.
West Lowndes at Okolona Oklahoma City at Portland, 9:30 p.m. Marton Fucsovics, Hungary, def. Marius Copil, Sorana Cirstea, Romania, def. Pauline
ence opener for both teams at Coleman Coliseum. Saturday’s Games Romania, 6-3, 6-2. Parmentier, France, 6-2, 6-2.
Alabama (8-5) defeated Virginia 64-52 and lost to then-No. 24 Leake Academy at Heritage Academy Charlotte at Denver, 4 p.m. Pierre-Hugues Herbert, France, def. Dominic Alison Riske, United States, def. Evgeniya
Utah at Detroit, 6 p.m. Rodina, Russia, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3.
Miami at the Florida Sunshine Classic prior to Christmas. Central Holmes at Oak Hill Academy Dallas at Philadelphia, 6:30 p.m.
Thiem (2), Austria, 6-3, 7-5.
Doubles Veronika Kudermetova, Russia, def. Anastasia
New Orleans at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Pavlyuchenkova (8), Russia, 6-2, 1-6, 6-2.
Florida (4-9) is coming off a 70-60 victory against Charleston Winston Academy at Starkville Academy Memphis at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m.
First Round
Robin Haase and Matwe Middelkoop,
Southern on Sunday.
n Softball team’s freshmen, signee selected to USA Softball Prep Soccer Toronto at Milwaukee, 7:30 p.m.
Golden State at Sacramento, 9 p.m.
Houston at Portland, 9 p.m.
Netherlands, def. Dominic Inglot, Britain, and
Franko Skugor (4), Croatia, 3-6, 6-3, 10-7.
First Round
Dalila Jakupovic, Slovenia, and Irina
Khromacheva (3), Russia, def. Jiang Xinyu and
Junior Women’s National Training Team: At Oklahoma City, Oklaho- Today’s Matches Maximo Gonzalez, Argentina, and Nicolas
Tang Qianhui, China, 6-4, 2-6, 10-4.
ma, the softball team placed three representatives on the 2019 Junior West Point at Tupelo Christian Prep, 5:30 p.m. Football Jarry, Chile, def. Albert Ramos-Vinolas and
Fernando Verdasco, Spain, 6-3, 6-4.
Santiago Gonzalez, Mexico, and Aisam-ul-Haq
Nao Hibino, Japan, and Anhelina Kalinina,
Ukraine, def. Tatjana Maria, Germany, and
Women’s National Training Team, which was announced Wednesday Friday’s Matches NFL Playoffs Qureshi, Pakistan, def. Marco Cecchinato and Pauline Parmentier, France, 6-1, 7-5.
Timea Bacsinszky, Switzerland, and Vera
by USA Softball. Wild-card Playoffs Andreas Seppi, Italy, 6-3, 6-2.
Columbus at Tupelo, 5 p.m. Zvonareva, Russia, def. Wang Xinyu and Xun
Alabama freshmen Montana Fouts and Skylar Wallace and signee Saturday’s Games
Indianapolis at Houston, 3:35 p.m. (ESPN)
ATP World Tour Fang Ying, China, 2-6, 7-5, 13-11.
Lexi Kilfoyl are among the 20 athletes selected to represent the United Saturday’s Matches Seattle at Dallas, 7:15 p.m. (FOX) Tata Open Maharashtra WTA ASB Classic
States. Northeast Lauderdale at New Hope, Noon Sunday’s Games
L.A. Chargers at Baltimore, 12:05 p.m. (CBS)
Wednesday Wednesday
At Mhalunge Balewadi Tennis Complex At ASB Bank Tennis Centre
The roster was assembled following last week’s tryouts in Clearwa- Lamar School at Heritage Academy, 1 p.m. Philadelphia at Chicago, 3:40 p.m. (NBC) Pune, India Auckland, New Zealand
ter, Florida, where 42 athletes showcased their talents in position drills,
Men’s College Basketball
Purse: $501,345 (WT250) Purse: $226,750 (Intl.)
Divisional Playoffs Surface: Hard-Outdoor Surface: Hard-Outdoor
running, hitting, and simulated games. The 20 selected to the training Saturday, Jan. 12 Singles Singles
team roster will compete in tournaments and invitational events this Today’s Game Baltimore/Los Angeles Chargers/Indianapolis
at Kansas City, 3:35 p.m. (NBC)
Second Round First Round
Ernests Gulbis, Latvia, vs. Chung Hyeon (2), Caroline Wozniacki (1), Denmark, def. Laura
summer before the final 17-player roster for the World Baseball Softball Southern Mississippi at Rice, 3 p.m. Chicago/Dallas/Seattle at L.A. Rams, South Korea, 7-6 (2), 6-2. Siegemund, Germany, 6-3, 6-2.
Confederation U-19 Women’s Softball World Cup will be finalized. 7:15 p.m. (FOX) Ivo Karlovic, Croatia, def. Evgeny Donskoy, Second Round
Saturday’s Games Sunday, Jan. 13 Russia, 6-4, 7-5. Sarah Sorribes Tormo, Spain, def. Kirsten
This is the first appearance on the roster for Fouts and Wallace, Houston/Baltimore/Los Angeles Chargers at Kevin Anderson (1), South Africa, def. Laslo Flipkens (7), Belgium, 6-4, 1-6, 6-1.
while Kilfoyl is one of three returning athletes from the gold medal 2017 Kentucky at Alabama, Noon New England, 12:05 p.m. (CBS) Djere, Serbia, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (6). Hsieh Su-wei (3), Taiwan, def. Monica Puig,
Dallas/Seattle/Philadelphia at New Orleans, Benoit Paire (5), France, def. Jiri Vesely, Czech
WBSC Junior Women’s World Championship squad. Kilfoyl competed Southern Mississippi at North Texas, 5 p.m. 3:40 p.m. (FOX) Republic, 6-4, 6-2.
Puerto Rico, 6-1, 7-6 (3).
Eugenie Bouchard, Canada, def. Bibiane
alongside current Alabama junior Elissa Brown and sophomore Kaylee Ole Miss at Vanderbilt, 7:30 p.m. NFL Injury Report
Jaume Munar (7), Spain, def. Simone Bolelli,
Italy, 7-5, 6-0.
Schoofs, Netherlands, 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-4.
Julia Goerges (2), Germany, def. Mona Barthel,
Tow on that team.
Alabama and UCLA are the only schools with multiple freshmen Women’s College Basketball Saturday’s Games
TEXANS: COLTS: DNP: TE Eric Ebron (not
Steve Darcis, Belgium, def. Michael Mmoh,
United States, 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-2.
Germany, 6-4, 6-4.
Gilles Simon (3), France, def. Ilya Ivashka,
on this year’s roster. Alabama is the only SEC school with a current Today’s Games injury related), WR Ryan Grant (toe), WR T.Y. Belarus, 6-7 (3), 6-2, 6-1.
First Round
Kirsten Flipkens, Belgium and Johanna
Hilton (ankle), DE Tyquan Lewis (knee). LIM- Malek Jaziri (4), Tunisia, def. Ramkumar
freshman on the roster. Mississippi State at Arkansas, 6 p.m. ITED: WR Daurice Fountain (ankle), S Malik Ramanathan, India, 6-7 (6), 7-6 (5), 6-3.
Larsson (2), Sweden, def. Viktoria Kuzmova,
Slovakia, and Stefanie Voegele, Switzerland,
Rice at Southern Mississippi, 6 p.m. Hooker (hip), WR Dontrelle Inman (shoulder, Doubles 6-4, 6-2.
College Football
finger), WR Zach Pascal (knee), DE Jabaal Quarterfinals Han Xinyun, China, and Darija Jurak (4)
Florida at Alabama, 7 p.m. Sheard (knee). FULL: S Clayton Geathers
(knee), C Ryan Kelly (neck), LB Anthony Walker
Gerard and Marcel Granollers (4), Spain, def. Croatia, def. Desirae Krawczyk, United States,
Denys Molchanov, Ukraine, and Igor Zelenay, and Bibiane Schoofs, Netherlands, 7-6 (5), 7-5.
Houston hires coach Holgorsen away from West Virginia Ole Miss at Missouri, 7 p.m. (shoulder), RB Jordan Wilkins (knee, ankle). Slovakia, 6-4, 6-7 (3), 10-6. Quarterfinals
TEXANS: DNP: CB Mike Tyson (knee, ankle). Luke Bambridge and Jonny O’Mara, Britain,
Houston hired West Virginia’s Dana Holgorsen as its coach Saturday’s Game LIMITED: WR DeAndre Hopkins (ankle), RB def. N.Sriram Balaji and Arjun Kadhe, India,
Eugenie Bouchard, Canada, and Sofia Kenin,
United States, def. Alexandra Panova, Russia,
Gregory Howell (hamstring), DE J.J. Watt (el- 7-6 (5), 6-1.
Wednesday, ending his eight-year run with the Mountaineers. North Texas at Southern Mississippi, 4 p.m. bow, knee). FULL: LB Dylan Cole (wrist), WR and Laura Siegemund, Germany, walkover.
Paige Mary Hourigan, New Zealand, and
Holgorsen was 61-41 and 33-30 in the Big 12 as he helped Keke Coutee (hamstring), DT Brandon Dunn Tuesday
Sunday’s Games (ankle), G Zach Fulton (hand), S Andre Hal Singles Taylor Townsend, United States, def. Monique
guide West Virginia through the transition from the Big East. Houston (ankle), CB Johnathan Joseph (neck), G Senio First Round Adamczak and Jessica Moore, Australia, 3-6,
Alabama at South Carolina, 11 a.m. Kelemete (knee, rib), LB Benardrick McKinney Ivo Karlovic, Croatia, def. Felix Auger- 6-1, 10-8.
competes in the American Athletic Conference, which was formed from
the remnants of Big East football after it was torn apart by realignment Arkansas at Ole Miss, 2 p.m. (heel), S Justin Reid (wrist).
Aliassime, Canada, 6-4, 7-5.
Simone Bolelli, Italy, def. Denis Istomin, Tuesday
earlier this decade. Kentucky at Mississippi State, 4 p.m. COWBOYS: SEAHAWKS: DNP: T Duane
Brown (knee), CB Shaquill Griffin (ankle), RB
Uzbekistan, 6-4, 6-4.
Ilya Ivashka, Belarus, def. Hubert Hurkacz, First Round
Holgorsen spent two seasons as Houston’s offensive coordinator
in 2008-09, when it was in Conference USA, before serving a season in
Junior College Basketball Tre Madden (hamstring), S Bradley McDou-
gald (knee), G J.R. Sweezy (foot). LIMITED:
Poland, 6-7 (9), 6-2, 6-3.
Benoit Paire (5), France, def. Saketh Myneni,
Sofia Kenin, United States, def. Petra Martic
(4), Croatia, 7-5, 2-6, 6-2.
Kirsten Flipkens (7), Belgium, def. Sachia
WR Doug Baldwin (knee), RB Chris Carson
the same position under Mike Gundy at Oklahoma State in 2010. Today’s Games (not injury related), RB Mike Davis (foot), G
India, 7-6 (5), 6-3.
Jiri Vesely, Czech Republic, def. Antoine Vickery, United States, 6-2, 6-2.
Barbora Strycova (5), Czech Republic, def.
Houston fired coach Major Applewhite on Sunday after two under- Women: EMCC at Meridian, 5:30 p.m. D.J. Fluker (hamstring), S Tedric Thomp-
son (ankle). FULL: DE Dion Jordan (knee).
Hoang, France, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.
Ramkumar Ramanathan, India, def. Marcel Taylor Townsend, United States, 6-2, 6-7 (5),
whelming seasons. Applewhite, who took a school-friendly deal in 2016 Men: EMCC at Meridian, 7:30 p.m. COWBOYS: DNP: DE David Irving (ankle), G Granollers, Spain, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3. 6-3.
Xavier Su’a-Filo (ankle). LIMITED: WR Tavon Laslo Djere, Serbia, def. Arjun Kadhe, India, Hsieh Su-wei (3), Taiwan, def. Polona Hercog,
to replace Tom Herman, went 15-11. Saturday’s Games Austin (groin), DE Tyrone Crawford (neck), LB 7-5, 7-6 (6). Slovenia, 6-2, 6-3.
Holgorsen is making a unique move, leaving a Power Five school Sean Lee (hamstring), G Zack Martin (knee), T Doubles Bibiane Schoofs, Netherlands, def. Alison Van
for one outside the high revenue conferences. No coach has willingly
Women: Gadsden State at Itawamba, 2 p.m. Tyron Smith (neck), S Darian Thompson (groin). First Round Uytvanck (8), Belgium, 3-4 retired.
Sunday’s Games Denys Molchanov, Ukraine, and Igor Zelenay, Julia Goerges (2), Germany, def. Johanna
made that move since the College Football Playoff was established in Men: Gadsden State at Itawamba, 4 p.m. LOS ANGELES CHARGERS at Slovakia, def. Pablo Andujar and Roberto Larsson, Sweden, 6-0, 6-4.
BALTIMORE RAVENS: CHARGERS: DNP: Carballes Baena, Spain, 6-1, 6-4. Mona Barthel, Germany, def. Silvia Soler-
2014. LB Jatavis Brown (ankle), DT Brandon Mebane Espinosa, Spain, 6-2, 7-6 (1).
on the air
Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan, India, def.
But Holgorsen was in a tricky spot at West Virginia. He had proba- (not injury related). LIMITED: RB Austin Ekeler Radu Albot, Moldova, and Malek Jaziri, Tunisia, Venus Williams (6), United States, def. Victoria
(groin). FULL: S Jahleel Addae (shoulder), G 6-1, 6-2. Azarenka, Belarus, 6-3, 1-6, 6-3.
bly has most talented team in Morgantown, West Virginia, this season. Dan Feeney (knee), RB Melvin Gordon (ankle), Simone Bolelli, Italy, and Ivan Dodig, Croatia, Amanda Anisimova, United States, def. Jana
Led by quarterback Will Grier, the Mountaineers were in contention for a
Big 12 title and playoff spot entering November.
Today T Sam Tevi (groin). RAVENS: DNP: G Marshal
Yanda (not injury related), CB Tavon Young
(groin). FULL: G Alex Lewis (shoulder), WR
def. Marcelo Arevalo, El Salvador, and Jamie
Cerretani, United States, 4-6, 7-5, 10-7.
Leander Paes, India, and Miguel Angel
Cepelova, Slovakia, 6-2, 3-0 retired.
Bianca Andreescu, Canada, def. Timea Babos,
Hungary, 6-4, 7-6 (6).
They fell short of a spot in the Big 12 title game, losing to Oklahoma
COLLEGE BASKETBALL Chris Moore (shoulder). Reyes-Varela, Mexico, def. David Marrero, Doubles
at home in the regular-season finale to finish 8-3. With Grier and star 6 p.m. — Iowa at Purdue, Big Ten Network PHILADELPHIA EAGLES at CHICAGO
Spain, and Hans Podlipnik-Castillo, Chile,
6-3, 6-4.
First Round
Eugenie Bouchard, Canada, and Sofia
offensive tackle Yodny Cajuste sitting out, the Mountaineers lost the 6 p.m. — Penn State at Michigan, ESPN (hamstring), DE Michael Bennett (foot), CB Kenin, United States, def. Lesley Kerkhove,
Camping World Bowl to Syracuse last week. West Virginia is facing a 6 p.m. — North Carolina State at Miami, ESPNU Sidney Jones (hamstring), QB Carson Wentz Brisbane International Netherlands, and Sabrina Santamaria, United
(back). LIMITED: DT Fletcher Cox (knee), QB Wednesday States, 2-6, 6-3, 10-6.
significant rebuild next season with Grier, Cajuste, star receiver David 6 p.m. — Illinois at Indiana, FS1 Nick Foles (ribs), C Jason Kelce (knee), T Jason
Peters (quadricep), G Isaac Seumalo (chest),
At Queensland Tennis Centre Alexandra Panova, Russia, and Laura
Brisbane, Australia Siegemund, Germany, def. Raluca Olaru,
Sills V and linebacker David Long all headed to the NFL. 6:30 p.m. — George Mason at St. Joseph’s, CBS WR Mike Wallace (ankle). BEARS: DNP: S Ed- Purse: Men, $501,345 (WT250); Women, $1 Romania, and Abigail Spears (1), United
die Jackson (ankle), LB Aaron Lynch (elbow). million (Premier) States, 6-3, 6-4.
Sports Network FULL: WR Taylor Gabriel (ribs), G Kyle Long Surface: Hard-Outdoor Monique Adamczak and Jessica Moore,
Florida juniors Scarlett, Joseph leaving early for NFL 8 p.m. — Minnesota at Wisconsin, Big Ten (ankle), WR Anthony Miller (shoulder), WR Al-
len Robinson (ribs).
Singles Australia, def. Kaitlyn Christian and Asia
Men Muhammad (3), United States, 3-6, 6-3, 12-10.
Network Second Round
draft College Bowl Schedule
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida running back Jordan Scarlett and
8 p.m. — St. Mary’s at San Francisco, ESPN2 Monday’s Game
Grigor Dimitrov (6), Bulgaria, def. John Millman,
Australia, 6-3, 6-4. Transactions
8 p.m. — Jacksonville State at Belmont, ESPNU College Football Championship Yasutaka Uchiyama, Japan, def. Kyle Edmund
Wednesday’s Moves
linebacker Vosean Joseph have decided to enter the NFL draft. At Santa Clara, California (3), Britain, 7-6 (6), 6-4.
The juniors announced their decisions via social media Wednes- 8 p.m. — Colorado at Arizona, FS1 Alabama (14-0) vs. Clemson (14-0), 7 p.m. Kei Nishikori (2), Japan, def. Denis Kudla, BASEBALL
American League
(ESPN) United States, 7-5, 6-2.
day, becoming the fourth and fifth Florida players to leave school early 8:30 p.m. — Wichita State at Memphis, CBS BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Named Koby Perez
Sports Network Football Championship Nick Kyrgios (8), Australia, def. Jeremy Chardy,
France, 7-6 (5), 2-6, 6-3. senior director/international scouting.
and turn pro. MINNESOTA TWINS — Signed DH Nelson
Scarlett ran for 776 yards and five touchdowns in 2018. He sat out 10 p.m. — Stanford at UCLA, ESPN Subdivision Playoffs Milos Raonic (5), Canada, def. Miomir
Kecmanovic, Serbia, 6-3, 7-6 (2).
Cruz to a one-year contract.
Championship SEATTLE MARINERS — Signed LHP Yusei
Daniil Medvedev (4), Russia, def. Andy Murray,
all of 2017 while being investigated for his role in a credit card scam. He 10 p.m. — BYU at Pacific, ESPNU Saturday’s Game
Britain, 7-5, 6-2.
Kikuchi to a four-year contract.
At Toyota Stadium, Frisco, Texas National League
was eventually charged with fraudulent use of a credit card and identity WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL North Dakota State (14-0) vs. Eastern Alex de Minaur (7), Australia, def. Jordan ATLANTA BRAVES — Named Mike Maroth
theft. He entered a pretrial intervention program that resulted in the Thompson, Australia, 6-4, 6-2.
6 p.m. — Mississippi State at Arkansas, SEC Washington (12-2), 11 a.m.
pitching coach, Bobby Magallanes hitting
coach and Einar Diaz coach of Gwinnett
dismissal of the charges.
Joseph led the Gators (10-3) with 93 tackles this season, including
8 p.m. — Connecticut at Baylor, ESPN
Hockey Second Round
Anastasija Sevastova (8), Latvia, def. Harriet
Dart, Britain, 6-2, 6-0.
(IL); Alfredo Amezaga coach of Mississippi
(SL); Barrett Kleinknect manager, Dan Meyer
pitching coach and Doug DeVore hitting coach
a goal-line stop on fourth down against Michigan in the Peach Bowl.
8 p.m. — South Carolina at Texas A&M, SEC NHL Anett Kontaveit, Estonia, def. Petra Kvitova (4),
Czech Republic, 7-5, 7-6 (1).
of Florida (FSL); Matt Tuiasosopo manager of
Nine of his tackles were for a loss, including four sacks. He also had EASTERN CONFERENCE
Donna Vekic, Croatia, def. Kiki Bertens (6),
Rome (SAL); Anthony Nunez manager, Danny
four pass breakups. He was at his best against LSU in early October, Network
Atlantic Division
GP W L OT Pts GF GA Netherlands, 7-6 (5), 1-6, 7-5.
Santiesteban hitting coach, Connor Narron
coach and Koji Kanemura trainer of Danville
finishing with 14 tackles and two sacks. GOLF Tampa Bay 40 31 7 2 64 168 117 Ajla Tomljanovic, Australia, def. Johanna (Appalachian); Barbaro Garbey second hitting
Toronto 39 26 11 2 54 144 109 Konta, Britain, 6-2, 7-6 (2). coach, Angel Flores coach and Austin Smith
5 p.m. — PGA Tour, Sentry Tournament of Boston 40 22 14 4 48 114 105 Karolina Pliskova (5), Czech Republic, def. trainer of the GCL Braves; and Doug Mansolino

Major League Baseball Champions, first round, Maui, Hawaii, GLF
40 21 13 6 48 115 115
40 21 14 5 47 128 128
38 17 15 6 40 124 134
Marie Bouzkova, Czech Republic, 7-5, 6-2.
Aliaksandra Sasnovich, Belarus, def. Elina
Svitolina (1), Ukraine, 6-4, 0-6, 6-3.
minor league field coordinator.
CHICAGO CUBS — Named Mark Loretta
bench coach and Bob Tewksbury coordinator,
Kikuchi finalizes $56M, four-year contract with Seattle 5 p.m. — Under Armour All-America Game,
42 15 20 7 37 118 145
41 15 21 5 35 129 163
mental skills.
SAN DIEGO PADRES — Promoted chief
SEATTLE — Japanese left-hander Yusei Kikuchi has finalized Orlando, Florida, ESPN2 Metropolitan Division First Round operating officer Erik Greupner to president of
GP W L OT Pts GF GA Rajeev Ram, United States, and Joe Salisbury business operations.
four-year contract with the Seattle Mariners that guarantees $56 million NBA Washington 38 24 11 3 51 138 112 (4), Britain, def. Grigor Dimitrov, Bulgaria, and FOOTBALL
and includes club options that could make it worth $109 million over 7 p.m. — Toronto at San Antonio, TNT
Pittsburgh 40 22 12 6 50 140 117 Ryan Harrison, United States, 6-2, 7-5. National Football League
Columbus 39 23 13 3 49 129 119 Quarterfinals BUFFALO BILLS — Fired offensive line coach
seven seasons. N.Y. Islanders 38 21 13 4 46 114 102 John Millman and John-Patrick Smith, Juan Castillo and receivers coach Terry
Seattle announced the agreement Wednesday, just ahead of the
9:30 p.m. — Houston at Golden State, TNT N.Y. Rangers 39 17 15 7 41 113 130 Australia, def. Ben Mclachlan, Japan, and Robiskie.
deadline for the 27-year-old to sign with a major league club. NHL Carolina 38 16 17 5 37 94 109
New Jersey 39 15 17 7 37 117 132
Jan-Lennard Struff (2), Germany, 7-6 (5), 6-4. CINCINNATI BENGALS — Signed DT Andrew
Marcus Daniell, New Zealand, and Wesley Brown to a reserve/future contract.
He receives a $6 million signing bonus and salaries of $8 million 6:30 p.m. — Chicago at NY Islanders, NBC Philadelphia 39 15 19 5 35 111 140 Koolhof, Netherlands, def. Kyle Edmund and CLEVELAND BROWNS — Signed DL Daniel
WESTERN CONFERENCE Neal Skupski, Britain, 6-1, 7-6 (5). Ekuale and Devaroe Lawrence, OL Kyle Friend
this year, $14 million in 2020 and $15 million in 2021. The agreement Sports Network Central Division Women and Brad Seaton, RB Devante Mays, WR
includes a $13 million player option for 2022, and Seattle has options SOCCER
39 25 12 2 52 134 111
First Round Daniel Williams and DBs Robert Jackson,
Lenzy Pipkins and Tigie Sankoh to reserve/
Gabriela Dabrowski, Canada, and Xu Yifan (2),
worth $16.5 million annually for 2022-25. 1:55 p.m. — Premier League: Manchester City Nashville 41 24 15 2 50 124 104 China, def. Raquel Atawo, United States, and future contracts.
Seattle has until the third day after the 2021 World Series to exer- Dallas 41 21 16 4 46 113 110 Katarina Srebotnik, Slovenia, 6-4, 4-6, 10-5. DETROIT LIONS — Signed RB Mark
vs. Liverpool, NBC Sports Network Colorado 41 19 14 8 46 138 128 Nicole Melichar, United States, and Kveta Thompson to a reserve/future contract.
cise all four team options. If the Mariners decline, Kikuchi has until the Minnesota 38 18 17 3 39 110 108 Peschke (3), Czech Republic, def. Daria HOUSTON TEXANS — Signed S A.J. Hendy
fifth day after the 2021 World Series to exercise his player option. Friday Chicago
St. Louis
42 15 21 6 36 121 153
37 15 18 4 34 102 123
Kasatkina, Russia, and Anett Kontaveit,
Estonia, 6-4, 7-5.
from the practice squad. Placed S Mike Tyson
on injured reserve.
Kikuchi was posted by the Pacific League’s Seibu Lions on Dec. 4. COLLEGE BASKETBALL Pacific Division Quarterfinals MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Signed WR Jeff
Under the rules in the November 2017 posting agreement, he had until GP W L OT Pts GF GA Chan Hao-ching and Latisha Chan (4), Taiwan, Badet, LB Reshard Cliett, DT Curtis Cothran,
6 p.m. — Ball State at Toledo, CBS Sports Calgary 41 25 12 4 54 146 115 def. Kristina Mladenovic, France, and Galina C Cornelius Edison, TE Cole Hikutini, CB Jalen
Wednesday afternoon Seattle time to sign with a major league team. Vegas 43 24 15 4 52 130 115 Voskoboeva, Kazakhstan, 6-1, 7-5. Myrick, DE Ifeadi Odenigbo, RB Roc Thomas
Seattle owes Seibu $10,275,000 as a posting fee: 20 percent of
Network San Jose 42 22 13 7 51 145 133 and OTs Adam Bisnowaty and Storm Norton to
Anaheim 41 19 15 7 45 102 120 reserve/future contracts.
the first $25 million in guaranteed money, 17.5 percent of the next $25 6 p.m. — SMU at Tulane, ESPN2 Vancouver 43 20 19 4 44 128 136
NEW YORK GIANTS — Signed LS Taybor
million and 15 percent above that. The Mariners would owe Seibu a 6 p.m. — IUPUI at Illinois, ESPNU Edmonton 40 19 18 3 41 114 127 Men Pepper, RB Robert Martin, DB Ronald Zamort,
Arizona 40 17 21 2 36 101 115 LB Jonathan Anderson, WR Brittan Golden,
supplemental fee of $7.95 million if the club options are exercised — 15 8 p.m. — Buffalo at Eastern Michigan, CBS Los Angeles 41 16 22 3 35 92 121
First Round
Denis Kudla, United States, def. Taylor Fritz, DEs Myles Humphrey and Jake Ceresna and
OTs Victor Salako and Jylan Ware to reserve/
percent of the additional guaranteed money. Sports Network NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for
United States, 7-6 (5), 6-7 (2), 6-4.
future contracts.
Andy Murray, Britain, def. James Duckworth,
Kikuchi was 14-4 with a 3.08 ERA for Seibu last season. He was WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL overtime loss. Top three teams in each division
and two wild cards per conference advance to Australia, 6-3, 6-4.
Marcus Lucas, CB Tarvarus McFadden, WR
16-6 with a 1.97 ERA a year earlier. His fastball sits in the low-to-mid 7 p.m. — DePaul at Marquette, FS1 playoffs. Jeremy Chardy, France, def. Jan-Lennard Jordan Smallwood, S Terrell Williams Jr. and
Struff, Germany, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.
90s and he has an array of off-speed pitches. COLLEGE GYMNASTICS Nick Kyrgios (8), Australia, def. Ryan Harrison,
OL Christian DiLauro and Najee Toran to
Wednesday’s Games reserve/future contracts.
United States, 7-6 (5), 5-7, 7-6 (5).
8 p.m. — Women, Nebraska at UCLA, ESPN2 Pittsburgh 7, N.Y. Rangers 2
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, France, def. Thanasi
Tulowitzki agrees to one-year deal with Yankees COLLEGE HOCKEY
Calgary 5, Detroit 3
Vancouver 4, Ottawa 3, OT Kokkinakis, Australia, 7-6 (6), 6-4.
to a reserve/future contract.
NEW YORK — The New York Yankees have obtained a low-cost Dallas 5, New Jersey 4 Jordan Thompson, Australia, def. Alex Bolt, McBride to a reserve/future contract.
6 p.m. — Men, Ohio State at Michigan State, Big Edmonton 3, Arizona 1 Australia, 6-3, 6-0. Canadian Football League
infield replacement, agreeing to a one-year contract with shortstop Troy Alex de Minaur (7), Australia, def. Alexei
Ten Network San Jose 5, Colorado 4
Popyrin, Australia, 6-2, 6-2.
Tulowitzki for the major league minimum $555,000, a person familiar Today’s Games Ceresna.
with the negotiations told The Associated Press. 8 p.m. — Men, Penn State at Minnesota, ESPNU Minnesota at Toronto, 1 p.m. Women
First Round
Carolina at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. National Hockey League
The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Wednesday GOLF Florida at Buffalo, 6 p.m. Johanna Konta, Britain, def. Sloane Stephens CALGARY FLAMES — Recalled G Jon Gillies
Calgary at Boston, 6 p.m. (3), United States, 6-4, 6-3. from Stockton (AHL).
because the agreement, first reported by ESPN, is subject to a 5 p.m. — PGA Tour, Sentry Tournament of Chicago vs. N.Y. Islanders at Nassau Veterans Ajla Tomljanovic, Australia, def. Katerina DETROIT RED WINGS — Recalled D Brian
successful physical. Champions, second round, Maui, Hawaii, GLF Memorial Coliseum, 6:30 p.m. Siniakova, Czech Republic, 1-6, 6-3, 6-0.
Anastasija Sevastova (8), Latvia, def. Daria
Lashoff from Grand Rapids (AHL).
Vancouver at Montreal, 6:30 p.m. ST. LOUIS BLUES — Assigned D Chris Butler
Tulowitzki idolized retired Yankees captain Derek Jeter and has HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Washington at St. Louis, 7 p.m. Gavrilova, Australia, 6-3, 6-3. and F Jordan Nolan to San Antonio (AHL).
Tampa Bay at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m. Petra Kvitova (4), Czech Republic, def. Danielle VANCOUVER CANUCKS — Traded G Anders
worn No. 2 in his honor. A five-time All-Star who turned 34 in October, 10:30 p.m. — Mayfair at Sierra Canyon, ESPNU Friday’s Games Collins, United States, 6-7 (6), 7-6 (6), 6-3. Nilsson and F Darren Archibald to Ottawa for
Tulowitzki has not played in the major leagues since July 2017 and was NBA Winnipeg at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m. Aliaksandra Sasnovich, Belarus, def. Anastasia SG Mike McKenna, F Tom Pyatt and a 2019
released by the Toronto Blue Jays last month. He was limited to 66 Nashville at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Potapova, Russia, 6-4, 7-5. sixth-round draft pick.
7 p.m. — Dallas at Boston, NBA TV Columbus at Carolina, 6:30 p.m. Second Round OLYMPIC SPORTS
games in 2017 because of a hamstring and right ankle injury. The ankle Washington at Dallas, 7 p.m. Naomi Osaka (2), Japan, def. Destanee Aiava, UNITED STATES OLYMPIC COMMITTEE —
required surgery last spring and he missed the entire season. 9:30 p.m. — Oklahoma City at Portland, NBA TV New Jersey at Arizona, 8 p.m. Australia, 6-3, 6-2. Announced Rich Bender, Brad Snyder and
N.Y. Rangers at Colorado, 8 p.m. Lesia Tsurenko, Ukraine, def. Kimberly Birrell, Beth Brooke-Marciniak have been named to
— From Staff and Wire Reports Vegas at Anaheim, 9 p.m. Australia, 6-4, 6-3. the board of directors.
The Dispatch • THURSDAY, January 3, 2019 3B

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MSU Systems
Wednesday’s Men’s Major No. 20 Buffalo at Eastern Michigan, 8 p.m. Illinois, Sunday. Continued from Page 1B Continued from Page 1B
13. Texas (11-2) beat Oklahoma State 60-51.
College Scores Saturday’s Games
Next: at West Virginia, Sunday. skilled,” Schaefer said. “I just lems when you go against an MSU hopes the of-
EAST No. 1 Duke vs. Clemson, 7 p.m. 14. Syracuse (11-2) did not play. Next: at
American U. 86, Boston U. 74
Brown 75, Maine 67
No. 3 Tennessee vs. Georgia, 2:30 p.m.
No. 4 Virginia vs. No. 9 Florida State, 2 p.m.
Clemson, Thursday. think there are some tangibles opponent with a 6-foot-7 senior fense’s struggles are noth-
15. Michigan State (11-1) did not play. Next: at
Bucknell 64, Army 63
Columbia 65, Binghamton 63
No. 5 Kansas at Iowa State, 4 p.m. Northwestern, Thursday. that we have a lot of way to go center like Teaira McCowan ing more than growing
No. 6 Nevada at New Mexico, 7 p.m. 16. Kentucky (13-1) did not play. Next: vs.
Lehigh 86, Lafayette 83 No. 7 Gonzaga vs. Santa Clara, 8 p.m. Vanderbilt, Thursday. in.” and a 5-11 rebounding wizard pains. That hope is MSU
Texas Tech 62, West Virginia 59
Vermont 73, Dartmouth 59
No. 8 Michigan State at No. 14 Ohio State, 11 a.m.
No. 10 Virginia Tech vs. Boston College, 11 a.m.
17. Gonzaga (13-1) did not play. Next: vs. Saint
Mary’s, Thursday. MSU has offered glimps- like Anriel Howard. will find every kink and
Villanova 73, DePaul 68
Yale 92, Kennesaw St. 65 No. 11 Texas Tech vs. Kansas State, 1 p.m. 18. California (9-2) did not play. Next: vs.
UCLA, Friday.
es of its potential in a victory Still, Neighbors hopes his address them in the off-
No. 13 Kentucky at Alabama, Noon
Campbell 95, Allen 48
No. 15 North Carolina at Pittsburgh, 11 a.m.
19. Iowa (9-3) did not play. Next: vs. Nebraska,
at then-No. 10 Texas and in a team’s style of play, which is season. Iowa coach Kirk
Georgia Tech 79, SC-Upstate 63
High Point 101, Washington College (MD) 60
No. 23 Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma State, 1 p.m.
Sunday’s Games
20. Marquette (11-3) did not play. Next: vs. No. home victory against then- fueled by senior guard Mali- Ferentz said his team saw
24 DePaul, Friday.
Maryland 74, Nebraska 72
Nicholls 78, Northwestern St. 72
No. 2 Michigan vs. No. 21 Indiana, 3:30 p.m. 21. Texas A&M (11-2) did not play. Next: vs. No. No. 18 Marquette. MSU also ca Monk, one of the league’s the Moorhead offense it
No. 16 Marquette vs. Xavier, 11 a.m. 23 South Carolina, Thursday.
North Carolina 77, Harvard 57
North Florida 104, Florida National 76
No. 19 Houston vs. American, 5 p.m. 22. Arizona State (9-3) did not play. Next: at showed it is capable of match- fastest players, wears on oppo- knew from its two meet-
Utah, Friday.
Presbyterian 72, SC State 70
No. 22 Wisconsin at Penn State, 6:30 p.m.
No. 24 Nebraska at No. 25 Iowa, 4:30 p.m. 23. South Carolina (8-4) did not play. Next: at ing up with a top-five program nents, especially in the third ings against Penn State in
South Florida 76, UConn 68
UCF 78, Temple 73 Southeastern
No. 21 Texas A&M, Thursday.
24. DePaul (10-4) did not play. Next: at No. 20 like Oregon, even though it and fourth quarters. MSU.
Wake Forest 83, Cornell 61
MIDWEST Conference Men
Marquette, Friday.
25. Iowa State (11-2) beat Kansas State 96-58.
suffered its only loss in an 82- “I think it is a compound- “There’s some similar-
Cincinnati 93, Tulane 61
Evansville 82, Drake 77, 2OT

Miss. State
Conf. Pct. Overall
0-0 .000 12-1
Next: at Kansas, Saturday. 74 setback on Dec. 18. Oregon ing effect where teams start ities obviously and some
Georgetown 84, Butler 76
Kansas 70, Oklahoma 63
Tennessee 0-0 .000 11-1 .917 The AP Women’s Top 25 was ranked No. 7 at the time to lose their legs a little bit differences, too, and prob-
Auburn 0-0 .000 11-2 .846
Loyola of Chicago 79, Indiana St. 44 Kentucky 0-0 .000 10-2 .833 Schedule of the game. The Ducks have and turn over the basketball ably the biggest similarity
Michigan St. 81, Northwestern 55 Ole Miss 0-0 .000 10-2 .833 Today’s Games
N. Iowa 65, Bradley 47 LSU 0-0 .000 10-3 .769 No. 1 UConn at No. 8 Baylor, 8 p.m. climbed to No. 5 in The Asso- or they may miss shots they is they both (have), in my
Nebraska-Omaha 90, N. Dakota St. 77 Alabama 0-0 .000 9-3 .750 No. 2 Notre Dame vs. Pittsburgh, 6 p.m.
S. Illinois 75, Missouri St. 70 Arkansas 0-0 .000 9-3 .750 No. 3 Louisville vs. North Carolina, 6 p.m. ciated Press Top 25. made in the first half,” Neigh- mind, (is) the quarterback
Seton Hall 80, Xavier 70 No. 7 Mississippi State at Arkansas, 6 p.m.
Texas 67, Kansas St. 47
0-0 .000 9-3
0-0 .000 9-3
.750 No. 9 N.C. State vs. Duke, 6 p.m. Schaefer lamented his bors said. “We do have to do was the catalyst,” Iowa
Valparaiso 58, Illinois St. 56
0-0 .000 8-4
0-0 .000 8-4
No. 10 Tennessee at Auburn, 6 p.m.
No. 14 Syracuse at Clemson, 6 p.m.
team’s inability to get a defen- some different things. Oppo- coach Kirk Ferentz said.
Abilene Christian 68, New Orleans 58
Houston 74, Tulsa 56
Texas A&M
S. Carolina
0-0 .000 6-5
0-0 .000 5-7
No. 15 Michigan State at Northwestern, 7 p.m.
No. 16 Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt, 6 p.m.
sive stop against Oregon. He nents also have to do some dif- Said Moorhead, “I
Houston Baptist 88, Lamar 82, OT
Iowa St. 69, Oklahoma St. 63
No. 17 Gonzaga vs. Saint Mary’s, 8 p.m. also wasn’t pleased with the ferent things against us, like think there’s a signifi-
Wednesday’s Games No. 19 Iowa vs. Nebraska, 7 p.m.
McNeese St. 88, Incarnate Word 77
Prairie View 81, Huston-Tillotson 65
No games scheduled No. 21 Texas A&M vs. No. 23 South Carolina, fact he thought Oregon was using a post player to guard a cant amount of carryover.
Thursday’s Games 8 p.m.
SMU 82, East Carolina 54 No games scheduled Friday’s Games “tougher” than his team on guard. As hard as it is to play There’s some things we’ve
Stephen F. Austin 65, SE Louisiana 60
Texas A&M-CC 87, Cent. Arkansas 75
Friday’s Games
No games scheduled
No. 5 Oregon vs. Washington, 8 p.m.
No. 6 Stanford vs. Southern Cal, 10 p.m. that night. Mississippi State, we have to done at Penn State and
Boise St. 69, Wyoming 55
Saturday’s Games
Kentucky at Alabama, Noon (ESPN)
No. 11 Oregon State vs. Washington State, 9 p.m.
No. 18 California vs. UCLA, 9 p.m.
“I think the common thread be as hard for them to guard.” other places I’ve been that
Fresno St. 73, San Jose St. 53
Nevada 72, Utah St. 49
Georgia at Tennessee, 2:30 p.m. (SEC Network)
Arkansas at Texas A&M, 5 p.m. (SEC Network)
No. 20 Marquette vs. No. 24 DePaul, 7 p.m. is we probably competed in all Given Arkansas’ desire to maybe not necessarily fit
No. 22 Arizona State at Utah, 8 p.m.
New Mexico 65, Air Force 58
South Dakota 71, Denver 70
South Carolina at Florida, 6 p.m. (ESPN2) Saturday’s Games of them (games against Texas, play quickly, the game could because of who we have.
Ole Miss at Vanderbilt, 7:30 p.m. (SEC Network) No. 4 Maryland vs. Ohio State, 3 p.m.
UC Santa Barbara 109, Bethesda 47
UNLV 78, Colorado St. 76
Sunday’s Games No. 17 Gonzaga vs. Pacific, 2 p.m. Marquette, and Oregon) and turn into a track meet. Last sea- But I would say the base
No games scheduled
The Associated Press
No. 25 Iowa State at Kansas, 1 p.m.
the thing that we’re missing is son, MSU beat Arkansas 111-69 foundation and structure
Wednesday’s Women’s Sunday’s Games
No. 1 UConn at Houston, 11 a.m. the consistency piece,” Schae- in Starkville. This season, MSU of it was the same.”
Men’s Top 25 Fared Major College Score No. 2 Notre Dame at Georgia Tech, 2 p.m.
1. Duke (11-1) did not play. Next: vs. EAST
No. 3 Louisville at Duke, 1 p.m. fer said. is averaging 92.6 points per In the final weeks of the
No. 5 Oregon vs. Washington State, 5 p.m.
Clemson, Saturday. Albany (NY) 61, Binghamton 56
Columbia 88, Hampton 63
No. 6 Stanford vs. UCLA, 3 p.m. Arkansas (11-3) likely will game and is shooting 52.1 per- season, Fitzgerald became
2. Michigan (13-0) did not play. Next: vs. No. 7 Mississippi State vs. No. 16 Kentucky,
Penn State, Thursday. Duquesne 54, Temple 53 4 p.m. test MSU’s consistency with an cent from the field. Arkansas is more aware he would have
3. Tennessee (11-1) did not play. Next: vs. Hartford 64, Stony Brook 36
Georgia, Saturday. Maine 67, New Hampshire 46
No. 8 Baylor at Texas Tech, Noon
No. 9 N.C. State at Boston College, 1 p.m. up-tempo attack that involves averaging 74.6 ppg. and is shoot- to overcome having just
4. Virginia (12-0) did not play. Next: vs.
No. 9 Florida State, Saturday.
Mass.-Lowell 54, Vermont 51
Mount St. Mary’s 89, Radford 77
No. 10 Tennessee vs. Missouri, 1 p.m.
No. 11 Oregon State vs. Washington, 4 p.m.
a lot of 3-pointers. The Razor- ing 38.6 from the field. one year to run Moor-
5. Kansas (12-1) beat No. 23 Oklahoma
70-63. Next: at Iowa State, Saturday.
Abilene Christian 59, New Orleans 52
No. 12 Minnesota vs. Illinois, 3 p.m. backs have attempted only 59 Neighbors doesn’t shy away head’s offense. He also
No. 13 Texas at West Virginia, 3 p.m.
6. Nevada (14-0) beat Utah State 72-49.
Next: at New Mexico, Saturday.
Furman 76, Presbyterian 68 No. 14 Syracuse at Virginia Tech, 1 p.m. more shots from the field than from the fact that the Razor- knew the quarterbacks
Gardner-Webb 62, W. Carolina 52 No. 15 Michigan State at Indiana, 1 p.m.
7. Gonzaga (13-2) did not play. Next: vs. Incarnate Word 68, McNeese St. 66 No. 18 California vs. Southern Cal, 5 p.m. the Bulldogs, but Oklahoma backs are going to push tempo behind him, led by Keyta-
Santa Clara, Saturday.
8. Michigan State (12-2) beat
Jacksonville 71, Mercer 66
Liberty 61, West Chester 42
No. 21 Texas A&M at LSU, 2 p.m.
No. 22 Arizona State at Colorado, 3 p.m. transfer Chelsea Dungee and and shoot quickly. He joked on Thompson, would not
Northwestern 81-55. Next: at No. 14 Ohio
State, Saturday.
NC Central 55, Wilberforce 49
Nicholls 97, Northwestern St. 86
No. 23 South Carolina vs. Alabama, 11 a.m. former Jones College standout that they often will shoot the be limited that way. He
9. Florida State (12-1) did not play. Next:
at No. 4 Virginia, Saturday. Richmond 59, UNC-Greensboro 48 SEC Women Alexis Tolefree have attempted ball fast so they don’t have time has expressed excitement
Stephen F. Austin 62, SE Louisiana 51 Conf. Pct. Overall Pct.
10. Virginia Tech (12-1) did not play. Next:
vs. Boston College, Saturday. MIDWEST Kentucky 0-0 .000 13-1 .929 74 and 121 3-pointers, respec- to turn it over. Still, with add- about what Thompson will
Auburn 0-0 .000 12-1 .923
11. Texas Tech (12-1) beat West Virginia
62-59. Next: vs. Kansas State, Saturday.
Iowa St. 96, Kansas St. 58
SOUTHWEST Miss. State 0-0 .000 12-1 .923 tively. Chloe Bibby (58) has ed confidence from a strong be able to do with that ad-
12. Auburn (11-2) did not play. Next: at
Mississippi, Wednesday.
Lamar 63, Houston Baptist 50
North Dakota 75, Oral Roberts 67
Texas A&M
0-0 .000 11-1
0-0 .000 11-2
attempted the most 3-pointers showing against a non-confer- vanced knowledge. Some
13. Kentucky (10-2) did not play. Next: at Oklahoma 66, Texas Tech 61 Arkansas
0-0 .000 11-3
0-0 .000 11-3
for the Bulldogs. ence slate that includes loss- already are seeing signs of
Alabama, Saturday. TCU 62, West Virginia 48
14. Ohio State (12-1) did not play. Next: Texas 60, Oklahoma St. 51 LSU 0-0 .000 9-3 .750 Neighbors, who is in his es to Arizona State and Iowa the time paying off.
vs. No. 8 Michigan State, Saturday. Georgia 0-0 .000 9-4 .692
15. North Carolina (10-3) beat Harvard
Boise St. 72, Wyoming 64 S. Carolina 0-0 .000 8-4 .667 second season at Arkansas af- State and victories against “(Thompson) got all of
77-57. Next: at Pittsburgh, Saturday.
16. Marquette (11-3) did not play. Next:
Colorado St. 52, UNLV 49
Fresno St. 77, San Jose St. 48
Ole Miss
0-0 .000 8-5
0-0 .000 6-8
.429 ter building Washington into a Wisconsin, Nebraska, and Tul- the spring, he got a lot of
vs. Xavier, Sunday.
17. Mississippi State (12-1) did not play.
New Mexico 78, Air Force 57 Vanderbilt
0-0 .000 5-8
0-0 .000 4-9
national power, said his team sa, Neighbors feels Arkansas fall camp, and I think you
Utah St. 79, Nevada 76
Next: at South Carolina, Tuesday. is “10-15 points better” than it is on the right track. can see there’s a different
18. North Carolina State (12-1) did not The AP Women’s Wednesday’s Games
play. Next: at Miami, Thursday. No games scheduled was last season, when he led “We gave Malica Monk her level of confidence,” Getsy
19. Houston (14-0) beat Tulsa 74-56. Top 25 Fared Today’s Games
Next: vs. American, Sunday. Wednesday Mississippi State at Arkansas, 6 p.m. the squad to a 13-18 (3-13 SEC) 1,000th point ball and she smiled said. “He’s a guy when you
20. Buffalo (12-1) did not play. Next: at 1. UConn (31) (11-0) did not play. Next: at No. 8
Eastern Michigan, Friday. Baylor, Thursday.
(SEC Network)
Vanderbilt at Kentucky, 6 p.m.
mark in 2017-18. He credited and gave me a big hug and said, call a play, he knows what
21. Indiana (11-2) did not play. Next: vs.
Illinois, Thursday.
2. Notre Dame (12-1) did not play. Next: vs.
Pittsburgh, Thursday.
Tennessee at Auburn, 6 p.m.
LSU at Georgia, 6 p.m.
the Razorbacks’ improvement ‘Before you got here I dreamed that play means and what
22. Wisconsin (10-3) did not play. Next:
vs. Minnesota, Thursday.
3. Louisville (12-0) did not play. Next: vs. North
Carolina, Thursday.
Ole Miss at Missouri, 7 p.m. to the fact they have more of scoring 500 points,” Neigh- the objective of that play
Florida at Georgia, 7 p.m.
23. Oklahoma (11-2) lost to No. 5 Kansas
70-63. Next: vs. Oklahoma State, Saturday.
4. Maryland (12-1) did not play. Next: vs. Ohio
State, Saturday.
South Carolina at Texas A&M, 8 p.m. shooters and that they are a bors said. “If you’re a kid who is, so he’s very decisive.
24. Nebraska (11-3) lost to Maryland
74-72. Next: at No. 25 Iowa, Sunday.
5. Oregon (11-1) did not play. Next: vs.
(SEC Network
Friday’s Games little deeper. He also said his can score we’re going to let you “Getting those experi-
Washington, Friday.
25. Iowa (11-2) did not play. Next: at 6. Stanford (10-1) did not play. Next: vs. No games scheduled
Saturday’s Games
team’s ability to have four point go. ... I think recruits and players ences, those reps, that’s
Purdue, Thursday. Southern Cal, Friday.
No games scheduled guards on the court at the same in our system feel confident they the best way to learn.
The AP Men’s 7. Mississippi State (12-1) did not play. Next: at
Sunday’s Games
Top 25 Schedule
Arkansas, Thursday.
8. Baylor (9-1) did not play. Next: vs. No. 1 Alabama at South Carolina, 11 a.m. (ESPNU) time enables it to share the bas- have earned the right to (shoot) There’s nothing that beats
Auburn at Florida, Noon (SEC Network)
Today’s Games
UConn, Thursday.
9. N.C. State (13-0) did not play. Next: vs. Duke, Missouri at Tennessee, 1 p.m. (ESPN2) ketball and to take care of it. and are allowed to go play.” that.”
No. 2 Michigan vs. Penn State, 6 p.m.
No. 18 N.C. State at Miami, 6 p.m.
10. Tennessee (11-1) did not play. Next: at
Arkansas at Ole Miss, 2 p.m. (SEC Network)
Georgia at Vanderbilt, 2 p.m.
The flip side, he said, is Follow Dispatch sports editor Follow Dispatch sports
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No. 22 Wisconsin vs. Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Auburn, Thursday. Texas A&M at LSU, 2 p.m.
Kentucky at Mississippi State, 4 p.m.
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McCleskey, who doesn’t have a favorite ers will have to adjust to the more spa- “They communicate. They play well year.”
NBA team just a top player, Kevin Durant cious confines and different sight lines. together. They don’t mind sharing the Griffin hopes that mentality will stick.
of the Golden State Warriors. He also said “I feel this will be a good experience basketball,” said Griffin, whose team He also hopes a game in a venue like the
he likes Gasol, the Grizzlies’ center. for our students,” said Griffin, who is 2-1 in Class 4A, Region 2. “When we FedEx Forum will set the stage for suc-
A crowd of 17,794 packed the FedEx played college basketball at Porterville started practice, I could tell a sense of to- cess in other arenas. Caledonia will play
Forum for McCleskey’s last visit. He isn’t College in California and Mid Plains getherness with the kids. Each kid on the its Class 4A, Region 2 tournament at the
sure if there will be a capacity crowd of Community College in North Platte, Ne- floor can handle the basketball, so when Davis Event Center on the campus of
18,119 on Friday for Memphis’ game braska. “When I look back, you look at you have five players who can dribble and Itawamba Community College in Fulton.
against Brooklyn, but he is confident ev- the memories you have created, I think pass and create for each other, it becomes The Mississippi High School Activities
eryone will have a great experience play- this will be a great experience to play on very easy for them to work together.” Association (MHSAA) will kick off state
ing in a professional arena. the Memphis Grizzlies’ floor.” McCleskey agreed that chemistry has tournament play March 1 in Jackson at
“I think it is going to be weird as far as Griffin is looking forward to seeing been an important part of the Confed-
Jackson State, Mississippi Coliseum. For-
the 3-point line,” said McCleskey, refer- his boys team, which is 14-2, and his girls erates’ success. He said he and senior
ty-eight boys teams and 48 girls teams
ring to the different dimensions of arcs team, which is 2-10, experience basket- Romeo Sanders made a point before the
will compete for the chance to play for a
for the 3-point lines in high school (19 ball on a bigger scale. He said the girls season to stress the importance of play-
feet, 9 inches), college (20-9), and NBA team, which has eight ninth-graders and ing together after the 2017-18 team had state title.
(23-9 at its longest). “I will probably acci- five 10th-graders, continues to learn how its share of growing pains. This season, “We very easily could be 16-0, so we’re
dentally shoot some NBA threes.” to play together and at a faster pace. He Caledonia has benefited from the arriv- in a good place,” Griffin said, “but any
McCleskey said he never has had to said the boys team, which has lost only to al of Tyrin Johnson and Devonte Martin coach you talk to will say never be satis-
look down and sort out which lines are Noxubee County and Shannon (both by from Columbus High. The maturation of fied because the road always can bumpy.
the ones he is supposed to shoot behind. one point), has grown from last season, Sanders also has helped everyone elevate You’re only an injury away or something
He said he won’t let it bother him Friday his first as head coach at the school. He their games. crazy happening away from losing 10 in a
and that he will just let his shots fly. said Jarvis Leigh has learned a lot after “We were playing more selfish last row. That is the way you have to approach
Caledonia High coach Gary Griffin starting last season as a freshman, as has year,” McCleskey said. “We bought in at it.”
said he isn’t sure how many lines will be McCleskey, who also saw a lot of minutes the beginning of the season to be unself- Follow Dispatch sports editor Adam
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California. Like clockwork, the WHEN AND WHERE on the road. cision-makers want. But it’s unclear how well-po- questions about format. Automatic bids for Pow-
discussion over whether the cur- College football is currently a one-semester Another when factor: Would the College sitioned the network is to cough up millions for er Five conferences? Best eight teams? Some
rent model is satisfactory has sport and university presidents want to keep it that Football Playoff want to compete with the NFL, more playoff games. combination of automatic qualifiers and rankings?
way. There is a lot already packed into the window which plays regular-season games on Saturdays IMPACT ON REGULAR SEASON AND BOWLS Where do the Group of Five conferences fit? Keep
been cranked up for weeks —
from Labor Day weekend when the season opens during weeks 15 and 16 of its 17-week schedule? College football Saturdays are an event for the selection committee or not? If yes, change the
and that word momentum is nev- If so, the value of those games drops for a broad- every campus community and the decision-mak-
to about Jan. 10 when the championship game criteria by which it selects teams or keep it highly
er far away. caster paying the rights fee. ers want to keep it that way. The playoff has al-
is played. Last year, the NCAA football oversight subjective?
“It would seem to me that the committee looked at creating a slightly longer HEALTH AND SAFETY AND MONEY ready devalued the regular season in some ways
Charlotte athletic director Mike Hill favors an
political momentum here is mov- season to ensure at least two open dates for each More often than not teams that reach the CFP and expansion would continue that trend.
eight-team format, with automatic bids for Power
ing in the direction of taking a team every year. That meant starting preseason championship game will play a total of 15 games. There are no more Games of the Century,
Five champions and the highest-ranked Group of
real hard look at expanding this practice in July, before summer classes ended at With the long-term effects of football more scru- regular-season matchups with ridiculously high
Five team along with two at-large slots.
in some way shape or form over many schools. The idea was dropped. tinized than ever before, adding even one more stakes. But four playoff spots have kept more
game is not something done lightly. teams involved in the championship race deep- “There are too many quality teams who could
the next period of time, which I Keeping the same calendar would mean
“We have different obligations than profes- er into November. Eight spots keeps even more legitimately win the national title but are left out of
think would be before the end playoff games in the middle of December, but that
would conflict with final exams on many campus- sional sports commissioners who are primarily in teams involved, but eventually there will be an the playoff,” he wrote to AP. “The challenge will
of this 12 years,” said Chris Bev- it for the entertainment value and driving as much Auburn-Alabama game or Michigan-Ohio State be in determining where to play first-round games.
es. That space has also been declared off limits
ilacqua, co-founder of Bevilacqua by university presidents. revenue,” said former Big 12 Commissioner Dan game or maybe a conference title game that ... It would be a major challenge with one week’s
Helfant Ventures who has ad- Want to play quarterfinals on campuses the Beebe, who was a staunch playoff opponent back will feature two highly ranked teams playing for notice.”
vised conferences in media rights third week of December, two weeks after confer- in the days of the Bowl Championship Series. seeding. NEXT STEPS
contract negotiations. ence championship weekend? Now it’s not just “We have to consider these are student athletes, It’s easy to scoff at the importance of all the The CFP management committee meets the
What is certain about playoff the athletes who are being disrupted during finals, non-compensated young people.” bowls, with players skipping them more and more. morning of the Alabama-Clemson game in San
expansion is that it will not be a but the campus and the surrounding community. Uncompensated, but for how much longer? But there are 130 FBS teams and maybe 15 per- Jose, California. For the first time since the playoff
“Have you ever tried to get a hotel (on A federal court case in California challenges the cent have a realistic chance to make the current was launched in 2014, there is real intrigue about
simple task. That alone suggests
short-notice) in Clemson, South Carolina? Or legality of the NCAA’s amateurism model and playoff. Increase the berths to eight and maybe the future of format. There has been plenty of talk,
later — after the completion of compensation being capped at the value of a that percentage doubles. The majority of teams
Blacksburg, Virginia?” Clemson athletic director but no signs yet it will lead to action.
the current media rights deal — Dan Radakovich said. scholarship. The NCAA has no involvement with are still playing for the best bowl spot possible. The BCS crumbled under the weight of neg-
is a better bet than sooner. It has been suggested the quarterfinals could the CFP, which is run by the FBS conferences. That’s how those schools keep their fans en-
ative public opinion. Fans hated it and the com-
There would be plenty of hur- replace conference championship games. Good The playoff currently generates about $470 million gaged.
missioners were tired of defending it. The CFP is
dles to clear, and the number of luck with that. First off, the Southeastern Confer- per year that is distributed throughout all levels of The current powerbrokers in college football
not there yet.
teams and how they are chosen ence has made it clear it has no desire to get rid college football. mostly grew up in the bowl system. They created
“There’s widespread satisfaction with the
is relatively simple compared to of an event that is worth about $75 million to the “Well if you’re going to put one more (round) the playoff to protect it. Expansion would further
league. Still, if an expanded playoff has automatic and everybody else gets enriched, what’s going damage it. And while some fans don’t care about four-team college football playoff,” CFP executive
everything else. director Bill Hancock said. “But clearly there are
bids for conference champions, those title games to happen with the ones who are playing in those the Rose Bowl kicking off at 5 p.m. Eastern on
“I don’t think this is on a fast- some individuals who are thinking about whether
become far more interesting and valuable to me- games that are enriching everybody else?” Beebe New Year’s Day so the sun sets behind the San
track at the moment,” Swofford dia companies holding their broadcast rights. said. Gabriel Mountains in the second half, a lot of peo- or not it’s necessary to even begin any kind of dis-
said. “But I do think there is an Shortening the regular-season from 12 to ESPN executives are quick to point out they ple with influence do. cussion about the future. There may be some who
openness and willingness to dis- 11 games also comes with a cost to schools that do not decide what happens with the playoff and WHO GETS IN? want to talk now. There may be others who are not
cuss it.” make millions hosting or get big payouts for going would be fine with expansion if that’s what the de- If everything else is sorted out, there are also ready. We may ponder when to ponder.”
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perhaps headed to his third ed two years after Lee but four role now that he’s healthy. hamstring issues, but is praised among those two.
straight All-Pro selection. Join- years younger, doesn’t sound like “Sean Lee is someone who for how he has mentored Vander “You go to one side of the field
ing him among those leading someone willing to wait around can have a huge impact on our Esch and Smith, by far the team’s and one guy is flying over and
tacklers? Not Lee, but Cowboys for anyone anytime soon. Asked team,” coach Jason Garrett said. top two tacklers. making a tackle for loss and then
rookie Leighton Vander Esch. if he was ever a sloppy tackler, “Those other guys have played “You come into the meetings you try the other side, and the
And that’s only the half of it Wagner started his reply with, awfully well also, so we’ll work it so excited because you see these other guy is making a tackle for
with Dallas (10-6), which will host “Sloppy tackler?” out as the week goes on.” young guys at the beginning of loss,” Wagner said of his young
the Seahawks (10-6) in a wild- “Maybe when I was an infant In the past, there wasn’t any- their career wanting to do every- counterparts. “Every time one
card game Saturday night. Jay- and I was barely walking,” said thing to work out when Lee thing to help this team,” Lee said. of them makes a play, they’re the
lon Smith is the other under-25 Wagner, the only player with was ready to return from injury. “And you see yourself in them first one congratulating them and
linebacker getting most of the fewer than five missed tackles While a knee injury sidelined when you were young. I try to to me, that’s fun to watch.”
attention, while Lee’s presence (he has one) among those with him for all of the most recent sea- help them, but they also help me Don’t think the Cowboys hav-
almost feels like an afterthought at least 100 tackles this season, son in which the Cowboys won with their energy.” en’t noticed Wagner, particularly
in another injury-plagued year for according to SportRadar. “Legs a playoff game (2014), Lee was Smith was a rookie rehab- since they have just one touch-
the two-time Pro Bowler. weren’t fully developed yet.” the best defensive player for the bing a knee injury from his final down combined the past three
“I think when you have two It was never Lee’s style for that NFC’s top seed in 2016. game at Notre Dame when Dallas times they’ve faced his defense.
young guys who are playing are sort of brash answer, even in his Dallas lost a divisional playoff made the playoffs two years ago. “Turn on the tape,” quarter-
playing at a Pro Bowl caliber, in prime. But now the questions are to Green Bay at home to finish Vander Esch still hadn’t started a back Dak Prescott said. “He’s an
years past, missing the time, about how many snaps he needs the only one of Lee’s nine sea- game at Boise State, just a couple elite linebacker, and he’s been
you’d probably be, ‘Hey I need to to feel comfortable in a playoff sons in which he didn’t miss a of years removed from walking that way for a long time. He’s the
be back to help this team,’” Lee game after missing six of the last game because of injury, while the on there after playing eight-man quarterback of their defense. He
said. “When you have guys like eight games in the regular season Seahawks fell in the same round high school football in tiny Rig- knows for the most part the of-
that playing that well, you know and nine overall with two ham- to Atlanta. gins, Idaho. fense’s formations and the things
you can take your time.” string injuries. Or about whether Lee has missed nearly half Now the Cowboys are just that they like to do out of that and
The 28-year-old Wagner, draft- he will even have a prominent the games since then because of trying to find Lee playing time that puts him ahead of the game.”

Comics & Puzzles
Dear Abby
EAR ABBY: When Bridget student who has been battling
My son-in- visits, she likes depression over the past few
law gave me to bring along months. I didn’t do well on a
a tablet that he little toys and recent very important exam,
was not using, as treats for my and I’ve sunk even deeper into
he had upgraded. cats. That’s fine, my depression.
He removed most but she also I have tried reaching out
of his information. opens bags of to fellow classmates about it,
When I went to loose catnip but they tell me to just suck it
set up my ac- and sprinkles it up or assume I want attention.
counts, I noticed throughout the I tried talking to my family,
his list of apps house. My hus- but ever since the loss of a
ZITS and passwords
was still present
band hates it be-
cause the catnip
beloved pet, my parents are
having a difficult time emotion-
and saw four ac- gets everywhere, ally, and I don’t want to trouble
counts to an adult and it’s a chore them even further.
dating site. to clean up. I feel trapped and lonely
My daughter
Dear Abby When he politely and there’s only so much more
and SIL have asked Bridget to I can take of putting on a mask
been together/married for four stop, she told him to “stuff it” every day to pretend I’m happy.
years. The tablet is less than and said the cats like it. I’m not sure where to go from
2 years old. I don’t know what She continues to do it every here. Any advice would be
to do: (1) act like I never saw time she comes over, and my greatly appreciated. — LONELY
it, (2) tell him what I found and husband has grown more and AND DEPRESSED IN CHICAGO
hope for a good explanation, or more upset. I’m not sure how DEAR LONELY: Putting on
(3) tell my daughter. This will to mediate this. What can I do? a mask isn’t the solution. The
destroy her. Please help! — — CAT-ASTROPHE IN ATLANTA problem with depression is
DEAR SIGN ME: Tell your
this point, Bridget isn’t bringing
that, like any other untreated
illness, it can grow worse.
son-in-law what you found and the catnip over because she Because your depression
ask for an explanation. What thinks your cats like it. She’s began BEFORE that exam, I’m
he tells you will determine what doing it to antagonize your hus- recommending you consult
steps you should take next. band. If you continue allowing one of the psychiatrists at the
DEAR ABBY: My husband her to do this, it could affect medical school for guidance.
and my best friend, “Bridget,” your relationship with your hus- Please don’t wait to do it. You
do not get along. They remain band, so if you’re smart, you should also tell your parents,
civil most of the time, but one will back him up and tell her to pet death or no pet death,
thing is threatening to ruin the cut it out. (Meow!) because they need to know
peace. DEAR ABBY: I’m a medical as well.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Jan. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). expensive.
3). The beauty of this new Get centered and do your best LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Rela-
chapter is in its breeziness. A without looking around to see tionships improve because you
burden drops within five week’s how anyone else is doing. The put thought into resolving your
time, leaving you physically only thing you should be com- issues with another person. And
buoyant, mentally unfettered paring yourself with is your own the other person doesn’t even
and emotionally exuberant. After past performance, and even have to know about it! Your
that, a bout of financial luck cre- that might be a bad idea. change is enough to change the
ates further ease. Keep it small, GEMINI (May 21-June whole dynamic.
save up and don’t complicate 21). It’s easy to get excited VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22).
things with too many partners about your own idea, but when The basics of good commu-
or contracts. Gemini and Virgo someone else’s idea has you nication aren’t universally
adore you. Your lucky numbers excited and willing to work, you distributed at birth. Eye contact,
are: 10, 31, 4, 47 and 37. know it must be a good one. Be listening, affirming through
BABY BLUES ARIES (March 21-April generous, but also clear about verbal or nonverbal cues...
19). You can be angry with the arrangement going forward. this must be learned. And not
someone and love that person CANCER (June 22-July 22). everyone you’ll deal with today
at the same time. You can be Experience always grows you. has learned it yet.
disappointed in an action and So when the choice is between LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23).
still stand behind the general what you know and what you Oscar Wilde summed up today’s
plan. Complexities will come don’t know, you’ll choose what predicament very well when he
into play, and you’ll manage you don’t know... as long as said, “Anybody can sympathise
them beautifully. it’s not terribly inconvenient or with the sufferings of a friend,
but it requires a very fine nature
to sympathise with a friend’s
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov.
21). As an intuitive person, you
know that inner guidance can be
BEETLE BAILEY illogical and sometimes doesn’t
quite culminate into something
you can make sense of. But it
does often enough, which is
why you’ll keep paying attention.
21). When you really comb back
over what you’ve been taught,
you’ll find that you disagree with
more of it than you care to bring
up over the dinner table. Some
battles are best shrugged off.
Vive la difference.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan.
19). You’ll take notice of who
MALLARD FILLMORE you are around different people
– what each brings out in you
– so you can surround yourself
with people who bring out your
best and brightest, and/or a
lighthearted, surprising side
of you.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb.
18). Oddly enough, your work
will be best noticed when you
do not do it. So, pull back on
the efforts. Let them feel the
void. And then pull back a little
more so they can understand
the exact nature of your typical
FAMILY CIRCUS contributions.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March
20). Basic niceties are well
within normal expectations, but
the problem is that not everyone
was brought up with the same
manners and customs. You may
have to gently educate others
about what you need.

Fly in the ointment
The Dispatch • THURSDAY, January 3, 2019 5B


Business briefs

Courtesy photo
Citizens National Chief Executive Officer Archie McDonnell, Community Development Director Tra Alford, Commu-
nity Development Mortgage Officer Leslie Portis and Chief Marketing Officer Scott Sills stand for a photo at the
22nd CRA and Fair Lending Colloquium held in Hollywood, Florida Nov. 6, 2018. At the event, Citizens National
was recognized with a 2018 Community Impact Award for helping underserved area residents establish credit,
improve credit scores and secure affordable home loans.

CNB Receives Community Impact Award
Citizens National Bank has been recognized with a 2018 Community Impact Award. The announcement
was made on Nov. 6 at the 22nd annual CRA & Fair Lending Colloquium, which was held in Hollywood, Fla.
The event was sponsored by Wolters Kluwer, which is a global leader in information services and solutions for
professionals in the health, tax and accounting, risk and compliance, finance and legal sectors.
The Community Impact Award honors financial institutions for the breadth of their positive impact to low
and moderate income communities and their innovative application of community development programs where
they do business. Citizens National was recognized specifically for their Power of Local Community Develop-
ment Program, which helps the unbanked and underserved in their community to establish credit, improve
credit scores and secure affordable home loans.

Waters Companies earn Presidential Award. and most importantly, customer
The Presidential Award, satisfaction. Only 15 of over 700
Presidential Award introduced in 2018, honors the dealerships across the U.S. and
Waters Truck and Tractor and top seven percent of International Canada are chosen for this honor
Waters International Trucks, a Truck dealerships that achieve the and Waters Companies has won
local International Truck commer- highest level of performance in two years in a row. They have also
cial dealership, has received the terms of operating and financial been an MBJ Top 100 Business for
prestigious International Truck standards, market representation the last nine years.

Sports betting will be no
home run for state budgets
In Nevada, revenue from sports betting Santa Ana Star Casino &
Hotel started taking bets
has accounted for roughly one half of 1 in October through a trib-
al gambling compact.
percent of the entire state budget Lawmakers in Ken-
tucky, Missouri, Ohio,
By WAYNE PARRY In Nevada, revenue Tennessee and Virginia
and GEOFF MULVIHILL from sports betting has already have filed bills to
The Associated Press
accounted for roughly one allow sports betting, and
half of 1 percent of the en- those who track the in-
tire state budget. dustry expect a total of 30
— The race to legalize
“Everything I’ve seen states to consider similar
sports betting is on now
that the U.S. Supreme so far suggests that this ones this year.
Court has allowed it in all would not be what one The expected stam-
50 states, but will it pro- would consider to be a pot pede of states seeking to
vide enough extra tax of gold,” said Ohio state legalize it has parallels to
revenue to make much of Sen. John Eklund, a Re- the growing trend toward
a difference for schools, publican who introduced legalizing recreational
roads or pension debt? legislation to legalize marijuana, which 10 states
Don’t bet on it. sports betting in his state. have done and others are
Just look to the states Delaware, Mississippi, considering.
that capitalized imme- New Jersey, Pennsylvania, As with marijuana, law-
diately after the court’s Rhode Island, and West makers say they are moti-
ruling last spring and to Virginia legalized sports vated in large part because
Nevada, which previously betting last year after the sports betting has been a
had an effective monopoly Supreme Court decision, black market activity out-
on sports gambling. Even as did the District of Co- side Nevada. Legalizing it
though the market is still lumbia. Although New would allow states to im-
developing, the returns to Mexico has not passed pose regulations and take
date have been modest. a sports betting law, the in at least some money.

North Mississippi Health Services buys Amory hospital
The Associated Press said North Mississippi Gilmore was found-
Health Services expect- ed in 1916. It was a pri-
AMORY — A hospi- ed to pay $14.2 million to vate, not-for-profit, local-
tal is changing hands acquire the land, plant, ly owned hospital until
in northern Mississippi property and equipment. 2005, when directors sold
after its previous owner It was to assume a $3.3 it to Florida-based Health
filed for bankruptcy. million lease on the med- Management Associates.
Gilmore Memorial ical office building. The 95-bed hospital then
Hospital in Amory be-
Curae Health filed for became part of Communi-
came part of North Mis-
bankruptcy in August, ty Health Systems under a
sissippi Health Services
on Tuesday. The new citing financial chal- 2014 merger with Health
name is North Mississip- lenges from government Management Associates.
pi Medical Center Gilm- funding cuts, unfunded Curae Health purchased
ore-Amory. care mandates and other Gilmore and the Bates-
Curae Health sold pressures. It announced ville hospital from Com-
Gilmore to the Tupe- it would sell hospitals in munity Health Systems
lo-based system, finaliz- Amory, Batesville and in May 2017 and returned
ing the deal Friday, the Clarksdale, Mississippi. the hospital to nonprofit
Northeast Mississippi According to court fil- status. It purchased the
Daily Journal reported. ings, three hospitals had Clarksdale hospital in No-
Officials previously $96 million in liabilities. vember 2017.
6B Thursday, January 3, 2019 The Dispatch •
Legal Notices 0010 Legal Notices 0010 Lawn Care / Landscaping General Merchandise 4600 Apts For Rent: Other 7080 Houses For Sale: Northside
1470 8150
THE STATE OF MISSIS- THE STATE OF MISSIS- LAWN SERVICE. Mow- ReStore warehouse will APPLICATIONS) Enjoy the quiet conveni-
SIPPI SIPPI ing, cleanup, landscap- be open Saturday, ence of this partially up-
LOWNDES COUNTY LOWNDES COUNTY ing, sodding, & tree cut- January 5, from 8-11 Downtown Area- dated home. Features
ting. 356-6525. AM. Located at 1632 2BR/1BA, CH&A, hard- include a wonderful
Letters of Administra- CAUSE NO. 2018-0258- Rockhill Road in Stark- wood, appliances, no shaded back yard,
tion have been granted B ville. Start your New pets, spacious, walk to covered patio, screened
and issued to the under- Painting & Papering 1620 Year off right with bar- MUW. NO HUD. porch, raised flower
signed upon the estate Letters Testamentary gains on furniture, appli- Agent Owned. beds, and a well for
of JOHN DANIEL have been granted and SULLIVAN'S PAINT ances, building materi- $675.00/$675.00.
SERVICE duty free watering. Ex-
GENTRY, deceased, by issued to the under- als and more. All pro- tremely spacious and
the Chancery Court of signed upon the Estate Certified in lead ceeds go directly into
removal. Offering spe- building a Habitat home Convenience- reduced to $135,000.
Lowndes County, Mis- of Richard L. Anderson, 2BR/1BA, almost fin- Call Emily C. Moody for
sissippi, on the 13th deceased, by the Chan- cial prices on interior & in Oktibbeha County. ished make-over. CH/A, a private viewing.
day of December A.D., cery Court of Lowndes exterior painting, pres-
sure washing & sheet new flooring, paint, ap- Long & Long, Realtors
2018. This is to give no- County, Mississippi, on pliances & more. No @ 662-328-0770 or
tice to all persons hav- the 18th day of Decem- rock repairs.
Free Estimates pets, no HUD. 662-574-3903.
ing claims against said ber, A. D., 2018. This is Sporting Goods 4720 Agent Owned.
Call 435-6528
estate to Probate and to give notice to all per- $450.00/$450.00. Houses For Sale: Southside
Register same with the sons having claims ED SANDERS Gunsmith
Chancery Clerk of against said estate to Open for season! 9-5, 8300
Stump Removal 1790 Tues-Fri & 9-12, Sat. West Point-
Lowndes County, Mis- Probate and Register Large 1BR/1BA, gas
sissippi, within ninety same with the Chan- Over 50 years experi- 2BR/1BA Gas stove &
ence! Repairs, cleaning, space heat, window air. heat. Move-in ready. 1
(90) days from this cery Clerk of Lowndes Water furnished. No
date. A failure to so Pro- County, Mississippi, refinishing, scopes BR Apt. attached that
mounted & zeroed, pets or HUD. needs work. $21,000.
bate and Register said within ninety (90) days Agent Owned.
claim will forever bar the from the first publica- handmade knives. 417 17th St. S.
Located: Hwy 45 Alt, $375.00/$375.00 with Call 662-327-8712.
same. tion date of this Notice approved application.
North of West Point,

to Creditors. A failure to
This the 18th day of so Probate and Re- turn right on Yokahama
ALLSTUMP GRINDING Blvd, 8mi & turn left on Long & Long, Realtors Investment Property 8550 YESTERDAY’S ANSWER
December, 2018. gister said claim will SERVICE 662-328-0770
forever bar the same. Darracott Rd, will see GRAVEL FOR SALE on
GET 'ER DONE! sign, 2.5mi ahead shop private property. Approx Sudoku is a number-
/a/ Ashley Nicole
Gentry This the 18th day of
We can grind all your on left. 662-494-6218.
COLEMAN 6 acres. Will sell or placing puzzle
Sudoku based on
is a number-
9 7 6 3 1 4 2 5 8
stumps. Hard to reach
ASHLEY NICOLE December, 2018. places, blown over RENTALS
lease property located
a 9x9 grid
placing with based
puzzle severalon 3 5 4 8 6 2 7 9 1

2019 Conceptis Puzzles, Dist. by King Features Syndicate, Inc.
GENTRY roots, hillsides, back- in NE Noxubee County.
NANCY JO ANDERSON yards, pastures. Free Business Opportunity 6050
TOWNHOUSES & APARTMENTS 601-405-3717. agiven
9x9 grid with several
numbers. The object 1 8 2 5 9 7 3 6 4
PUBLISH: 12/20/2018, BRASHIER, Co-Executor
12/27/2018, &
estimates. You find it, 1 BEDROOM Lots & Acreage 8600
given numbers.
is to place The object
the numbers 4 1 5 2 8 3 6 7 9
we'll grind it! HISTORIC DOWNTOWN
1/3/2019 LINDA LEE ANDERSON, Columbus: 411 Main 2 BEDROOMS is
1 to place
to 9 in thethe numbers
empty spaces
Co-Executor St. Office, Retail, Res- 3 BEDROOMS 2.28 +/- Acre Lot. 1sotothat
9 ineach
the empty spaces
row, each 7 9 8 4 5 6 1 2 3
taurant Space available. 149 Tanyia Lane. Off of so that each row, each
PUBLISH: 12/20/18, Tree Services 1860 Call 423-333-1124. Lake Lowndes Road. column and each 3x3 box 2 6 3 9 7 1 8 4 5
LEASE, column
containsand theeach
same3x3 box

© The Dispatch
12/27/18, & 1/3/19 Has asphalt drive & number
A&T Tree Service parking, 1200 ft. shop contains the same number
8 2 9 6 3 5 4 1 7
Bucket truck & stump DEPOSIT only once. The difficulty
COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI IN THE CHANCERY removal. Free est. Apts For Rent: Northside 7010 AND
w/ living area, septic
tank & water meter. No only once. The difficulty 5 4 7 1 2 8 9 3 6
COURT OF LOWNDES level increases from
Serving Columbus trailers. $45,000. Call level increases from 6 3 1 7 4 9 5 8 2
JR. and ALEXA D.
COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI since 1987. Senior FOX RUN COMPANY LLC CREDIT CHECK 662-574-0345. Monday to Sunday.
Monday to Sunday.
citizen disc. Call Alvin @ 1 & 2 BR near hospital. Difficulty Level 1/02
MILLER IN THE MATTER OF THE 242-0324/241-4447 $595-645/mo. Military UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY!
PLAINTIFFS ESTATE OF ROBERTA "We'll go out on a limb discount offered, pet
for you!" area, pet friendly, and
662-329-2323 A Stable growth invest-
VERSUS DECEASED furnished corporate in Webster Co., near
JAMES KEITH PERRIGIN CAUSE NO.: 2015- Special Notices 2400
apartments available. 2411 HWY 45 N Mantee. Mature pines
ON SITE SECURITY. (75yr), hardwoods
and KAYLA SHIRLEY 0031-DWC ON SITE MAINTENANCE. COLUMBUS, MS (50yr), 10ac hay field,
AMATEUR RADIO OPER- 2ac pond, w/county
SUSAN PATRICIA WIN- 24-HOUR CAMERA road frontage/utilities,
CAUSE NO.: 2018- TERS COWGILL and ATOR. FCC Testing will SURVEILLANCE. Commercial Property For
0684-D be at West end of Main superb potential home
WILLIAM DOUGLAS WIN- Benji @ 662-386-4446 Rent 7100 site & recognized
TERS, CO-EXECUTORS St @ the 911 Center in Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm.
SUMMONS BY PUBLICA- Starkville on Saturday, Sat/Sun by appt only. school. 45 minutes to
117 DR. Martin Luther MSU. 334-277-9744.
TION SUMMONS BY PUBLICA- December 29, 2018 at King Jr. Dr. West in
TION 9am. For more info call
Starkville. 4,000 sq. ft LOWNDES COUNTY 45
THE STATE OF MISSIS- 662-324-0745.
building. Call 662-323- acres on Sobley & Dav-
SIPPI THE STATE OF MISSIS- Apts For Rent: West 7050 5119. is Rd. Excellent hunting.

SIPPI General Help Wanted 3200 1 mile west of Hwy. 69.
Small creek runs thru
TO: Ivy June Winters COMMERCIAL PROPER- property. $1375 per

Peterson ADMIN/SECRETARY TIES/Retail/Office acre. 205-799-9846 or
RIGIN, whose last 16780 Halsey Circle needed for Spaces starting @ 205-695-2248.
known address is 344
Downs Road, Colum-
Riverside, CA 92518 small church. Apartments $285/mo. Downtown &
East Columbus loca-
& Houses
bus, Mississippi, but John Everette Winters tions. 662-435-4188. WINTER SPECIAL
whose current where- Monday & Wednesday, 1.95 acre lots.
Post Office Box 331384 16 hours per week.
abouts after diligent
search and inquiry are
Murfreesboro, TN 1 Bedrooms Good/bad credit.
10% down, as low as
unknown. You have
37133 Tech and social media 2 Bedroooms OFFICE SPACE: 2,000
square feet. 294 $299/mo. Eaton Land.
skills required.
been made a Defend-
ant in the suit filed in
You have been made a 3 Bedrooms Chubby Dr. Flexible leas- 662-361-7711
defendant in the Peti- For more info, call ing terms. Available
this Court by Michael
Ray Miller, Jr. and Al-
tion for Order to Distrib-
ute Remaining Estate
662-574-1972 Furnished & now. 662-328-8254 Mobile Homes for Sale 8650
exa D. Miller, in a Peti- Assets, Discharge and CONTRACTOR SEEKING Unfurnished NEW 2017, 16x80 MH
tion for Custody. Other Relief filed by the experienced carpenter HISTORIC DOWNTOWN @ The Grove, Colum-
Co-Executors, Susan Pa- with lots of experience. 1, 2, & 3 Baths Columbus Office, Retail, bus. 3BR/2BA, never
You are summoned to
appear and defendant
tricia Winters Cowgill Please call: Lease, Deposit Restaurant Space avail-
able. Call 662-328-
lived in, can be moved.
New Hope Sch. Dist.
and William Douglas
against the complaint or Winters, on November 662-570-9464 for info.
& Credit Check 8655 or 662-574-7879. $29k. 662-769-2565.
petition filed against
you in this action at
21, 2018, seeking an
9:30 A.M. on the 23rd
order to distribute re- MARATHON EQUIPMENT Houses For Rent: Northside Autos For Sale 9150
maining estate assets Hiring MAINTENANCE
day of January, 2019, in and discharge of the co- TECHNICIANS Immedi- 7110 '07 GRAY Chevy Tahoe.
the courtroom of the executors. Other than ately! Starting pay is Good cond. Leather
Lowndes County Court- you, the only other inter- $17.62/hour and you 2 AVAILABLE: 2BR/1BA interior. Has 197,878
house/Chancery Build- ested parties in this ac- can earn up to near CAFB. $450/mo + miles. Asking $7,500.
ing at Columbus, Mis- Apts For Rent: Caledonia 7060 $350 dep. 662-889-
tion are Susan Patricia $19.93/hour within a Call 662-251-6258.
sissippi, and in case of Winters Cowgill, William year! Full benefits avail- 1122.
you failure to appear 3BR/1BA Duplex. No
Douglas Winters, Linda able on your first day of Smoking. No Pets. 1 yr. Campers & RVs 9300
and defend a judge- Louise Winters Lav- employment.
ment will be entered lease. $550/month +
ender, Kristen Haley Apply online at: 2BR HOUSE. Stove, ref., TOMBIGBEE RV Park,
against you for the deposit. 662-356-4958
Winters Jones, Patricia https://www.dover or 662-574-0227. w/d hookup, window located on Wilkins Wise
money or other things Laine Winters Spark- a/c, heat electric. Rd & Waverly Rd. Full
demanded in the com- man, Melissa Dane Win- High school diploma or $485/mo. Lease- Hookups available.
plaint or petition. ters Williston. GED required. EEO. dep.+credit check. Cole- $300/mo. 662-328-
Marathon Equipment Apts For Rent: Starkville 7070 man Realty. 329-2323. 8655 or 662-574-7879.
You are not required to You are summoned to Co Rd 9
file an answer or other appear and represent Vernon, AL 35592 SMALL APT, walking dis-
pleading, but you may tance to MSU. Partially Houses For Rent: South 7140 Trailers & Heavy Equipment
your interests against 9450
do so if you desire. said Petition before the furnished incl W/D w/
Medical / Dental 3300 ch/a. $500/mo + dep. 3BR/2BA, 2300 sqft,
Honorable Paula very nice w/ 2 car gar- 1999 MACK Dump
ISSUED UNDER MY Drungole-Ellis, Chancel- FULL TIME RN and PART Call 662-722-0020,
HAND AND THE SEAL leave msg or text. age, lg back yard. Pets Truck & 30,000lb Trail-
lor of the 14th Chan- TIME RECEPTIONIST/ need approval. 1612 boss Tag-A-Long Trailer,
OF SAID COURT¸ this cery District at 9:30
the 17th day of Decem- a.m. on the 30th day of SCHEDULER needed for 9th St. S. $1,050 per both good condition.
ber, 2018. busy medical office. Ap- mo + dep. 662-574- Can be seen at 5356
January 2019, at the plicants must have ex- Apts For Rent: Other 7080 7879 or 662-328-8655. Hwy 182 E, Columbus.
Lowndes County Court- cellent computer skills Call 662-328-6203 or
LISA YOUNGER NEESE, house, in Columbus,
Chancery Clerk Lowndes Mississippi, and in case and be able to work in a 1BR/1BA Apts for rent. Houses For Rent: Starkville 662-574-6202.
County, Mississippi fast paced environment. College Manor Apts, dir-
of your failure to ap- Applicants must also ectly across from MUW.
pear your interest in this available to work some Completely renovated,
7170 Five Questions:
BY: /s/ Tina Fisher matter will not be con-
D.C. late evenings. For seri- incl granite countertops, 2BR/1BA house w/ 2
sidered. ous inquiries, please SS appls & W/D. 12 mo acres in county. 3 miles
PUBLISH: 12/20/2018, You are not required to send resume to
Blind Box 660 c/o
lease, dep req, $650/
mo. 662-425-3817.
from Strk, 5 miles from
MSU South Entrance, 1Justin ACROSS
12/27/2018, & 1 Wild party
file an answer or other
pleading, but you may
PO Box 511
Dispatch W/D, carport. SMALL
dogs ok w/ deposit. Timberlake 6 Squander
do so if you desire. Columbus, MS 39703. Great for grad student
or professor. Non- 11 Battery part
Issued under my hand
and the seal of said Bargain Column 4180
2BR/1BA located in
Historic Downtown
smoking. $700/mo.
Utilities not included. 2 Art 12 Cornhusker city
13 African scav-
COURT OF LOWNDES Court, this the 17th day Columbus. 2,000 sqft. 662-617-5601.
COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI of December 2018. ELECTRIC STOVE. Hardwood floors enger
$100. Call 951-236- throughout. Open floor.
Mobile Homes for Rent 7250 14 Deadly snake
3 The agony
JR. and ALEXA D. CHANCERY CLERK $1200/mo. Call 15 Drooped
662-328-8655. Hope school dist. 17 Fall back
of defeat
Heater, new, $35. $500/mo & $500 dep.
VERSUS (2) Lighted Christmas Call between 10a-7p. 19 Long time
BY:/s/ Tina Fisher, D.C. Yard Trees, $15. 662-386-4292. 20 Wander (about)
662-327-7221. NO TEXT MESSAGES.
4 Bastille Day 23 Wandering
and KAYLA SHIRLEY PUBLISH: 12/20/2018, CH&A, 1 story, W/D, 25 Golf cry
(July 14)
DEFENDANTS 12/27/2018, & historic district, 1 block
REFRIGERATOR $100. RENT A fully equipped
1/3/2019 Call 951-236-7281. from downtown, $625/ camper w/utilities &
26 Drops off
CAUSE NO.: 2018-
mo. + $625 dep. NO cable from $145/wk - 28 Wields
Building & Remodeling 1120 PETS. 662-574-8789. $535/month. Colum-
5 Jennifer 29 Denies
Firewood / Fuel 4450 Peaceful & Quiet area.
SUMMONS BY PUBLICA- bus & County School
HOME REPAIRS & CON- locations. 662-242- 30 Signing need
STRUCTION WORK 7653 or 601-940-1397.
WANTED. Carpentry,
Various lengths. 31 Buddhism say 25 Jeans feature
THE STATE OF MISSIS- 662-295-2274
SIPPI small concrete jobs, branch 4 Writer Ferber 27 Beach footwear
electrical, plumbing, FIRST FULL MONTH
roof repairs, pressure General Merchandise 4600 RENT FREE! 1 & 2 Bed- 32 Diamond club 5 Chemical mixture 31 Citrus garnishes
washing and mobile room Apts/Townhomes. 33 Book lover 6 Like some rugs 33 Take it easy
home roof coating and APPLE COMPUTERS Stove & refrigerator.
underpinning. No job Two 2009 iMac com- $335-$600 Monthly. 35 Writer P.D. 7 In the thick of 34 Fix text
whose last known ad-
dress is 344 Downs too small. 549-7031. puters available. Good Credit check & deposit. 38 Sun-dried brick 8 Maple flow 35 Airport sight
working condition. Coleman Realty,
Road, Columbus, Mis- Would be good for ba- 662-329-2323. 41 Be real 9 Common article 36 Sack
sissippi, but whose cur- SUGGS CONSTRUCTION
rent whereabouts after Building, remodeling,
sic web browsing or 42 Compare 10 Corn unit 37 Dance recording
word processing. 2Ghz;
diligent search and in- metal roofing, painting 2 GB RAM; 250 GB HD. 43 Some messages 16 Set sail 39 Worker, e.g.
quiry are unknown. You & all home repairs.
have been made a De-
Computer and built-in 44 Spirited horse 17 Advantage 40 Complete
662-242-3471 monitor only; mouse 1, 2, 3 BEDROOM apart-
fendant in the suit filed
in this Court by Michael
and keyboard not in- ments & townhouses. 18 Stood up
Ray Miller, Jr. and Al- Tom Hatcher, LLC
cluded. $50 each. Call for more info. DOWN 20 Loses everything
Call 662-574-1561 662-328-8254.
exa D. Miller, in a Peti- Custom Construction, 1 Fan cry 21 Sports site
tion for Custody. Restoration, Remodel-
ing, Repair, Insurance Apts For Rent: Other 7080 2 One or more 22 Train stop
You are summoned to claims. 662-364-1769. 3 Starts recycling, 24 Dray puller
appear and defendant Licensed & Bonded
against the complaint or
petition filed against
you in this action at
General Services 1360
9:30 A.M. on the 23rd FREE TRAINING for
day of January, 2019, in JOB SEEKING WOMEN;

the courtroom of the COMPUTER TRAINING,
Lowndes County Court- RESUME WRITING, & IN-
house/Chancery Build- TERVIEW SKILLS;
ing at Columbus, Mis- Tues & Thurs Evening
sissippi, and in case of classes start February
you failure to appear

5th. Enroll now at Chris-
and defend a judge- tian Women's Job
ment will be entered Corps. Min H.S. Dip-
against you for the loma or Equivalent re-
money or other things quired. Call 662-722-
demanded in the com- 3016 or 662-597-1030
plaint or petition.
to place an ad in the
You are not required to RETAINER WALL, drive-
file an answer or other way, foundation, con-
pleading, but you may crete, masonry restora-
do so if you desire. tion, remodeling, base-
ment foundation, re-
ISSUED UNDER MY pairs, small dump truck
HAND AND THE SEAL hauling (5-6 yd) load &
OF SAID COURT¸ this demolition/lot cleaning.
the 17th day of Decem-
ber, 2018.
Burr Masonry
How else are you
LISA YOUNGER NEESE, going to sell that
Chancery Clerk Lowndes WORK WANTED:
County, Mississippi Licensed & Bonded-car-
pentry, painting, & de-
stuff in your
BY: /s/ Tina Fisher
molition. Landscaping,
gutters cleaned, bush
hogging, clean-up work,
PUBLISH: 12/20/2018, pressure washing, mov- WHATZIT ANSWER
12/27/2018, & ing help & furniture
1/3/2019 repair. 662-242-3608 Log cabin