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Wednesday | January 9, 2019

Tagert will not seek re-election as MDOT commissioner
Former TVA executive will end service after case, it’s just time
to move on.”
While he has not ruled out
running for office again, Tagert
partment of transportation and
launched a failed effort to limit
10 years; becomes second commissioner Tagert, a for- said he would keep his options the authority of the three-per-
mer TVA execu- open. son commissioners’ board.
to announce he’s not running again tive who won the “I don’t have any immediate On Friday, Central District
special election plans whatsoever,” he said. “I Commissioner Dick Hall, eas-
By Slim Smith sioner. At the end of the current for the commis- have the rest of the term to fill ily the most vocal critic of the term, he will have served 10 sioner position in Tagert out. Beyond that, I don’t know. Legislature among the three
years in that role. 2011, ran in a spe- You never say never, but I have commissioners, announced he
Mike Tagert is not a term
limits advocate, with one excep- “There’s not any one rea- cial election in 2015 to fill the no plans for public office at this would not seek another term
tion: His own. son,” Tagert said Tuesday of his District 1 U.S. House of Repre- point.” after 20 years, expressing his
Tagert, of Starkville, has decision. “Overall, this is what’s sentatives seat created by the Tagert leaves the position dissatisfaction with the Legisla-
confirmed he will not seek best for me and our family. I’m death of Alan Nunnelee. He lost after some contentious years ture’s unwillingness to properly
re-election as the state’s North- not necessarily a term limits to Trent Kelly in a nonpartisan in the role as the Legislature fund MDOT.
ern District Highway Commis- advocate, but I thought in this primary. cut funding for the state’s de- See Tagert, 8A

Court of Appeals
rules in favor Keeping Noxubee Refuge clean
of Starkville
industrial park
White: Nearby property
owners will appeal
to state Supreme Court
By Alex Holloway

The state Court of
Appeals has upheld
an Oktibbeha Coun-
ty Circuit Court de-
cision affirming the
city of Starkville’s re-
zoning of land for an
under- construction
industrial park.
The court, in a
decision issued Tues-
day afternoon, ruled
unanimously in favor Alex Holloway/Dispatch Staff
of the decision. Paris Swanigan, of Louisville, fishes Tuesday morning at the Noxubee Wildlife Refuge. Swanigan, who has been
However, the legal coming to the refuge for many years, said people tend to pick up after themselves while at the park.
battle over the indus-
trial park isn’t over,
as a nearby property
Spruill Volunteers, visitors pitch in to keep
owner, Laura White, Online
confirmed to The n DOCUMENT:
Dispatch on Tuesday View the Court
evening her family of Appeals
trash from piling up during shutdown
plans to appeal the ruling on the
decision to the Mis- Starkville
Director worries about
sissippi Supreme industrial park
rezoning at
paying bills, vandalism
The industrial
if funding doesn’t
park, which is sched-
uled to be completed later this year, resume soon
sits on about 400 acres of land north
By Alex Holloway
of the Highway 82-Highway 389
intersection in north Starkville.

The Golden Triangle Development ana Taylor visits the Sam D.
LINK, which is developing the site, Hamilton Noxubee Wildlife
filed an application for rezoning Refuge about once a week.
about 360 acres from general busi- Taylor enjoys wildlife photogra-
ness and residential to industrial in phy, but she took a
December 2016. picture of a different Inside
Aldermen approved the rezon- scene when she n OUR VIEW:
ing in January 2017. visited the refuge If only we all
Nearby property owners — cared like Nox-
on Sunday morning. ubee Refuge Courtesy photo/Lana Taylor
LMK LLC, Bettye Bell, Mary S. She saw a group of Volunteers, such as this one pictured, have chipped in to help keep the Sam
Bell, Margaret Copeland and Laura young adults, in two Page 6A D. Hamilton Noxubee Wildlife Refuge clean during a partial federal shut-
B. White — appealed the decision kayaks, picking up down. The refuge is still open during the shutdown but largely unstaffed.
to Oktibbeha County Circuit Court, litter in the early
where Judge Jim Kitchens affirmed morning hours. She briefly talked in their kayaks. That was the only history — garbage is piling up in
the decision in May 2017. to the volunteers before snapping way to really get to it. They had two national parks across the country.
The property owners then ap- their picture. garbage bags that were pretty full.” Yet at the Noxubee Wildlife Refuge,
pealed the matter to the Mississip- “It was freezing that day,” Taylor As a partial federal government which remains open but virtually
pi Supreme Court, which remand- said. “They were there right after shutdown stretches to its 20th unstaffed, conditions remain as
ed it to the Court of Appeals. They daylight and it was about 37 de- day — threatening soon to become pristine as usual.
argued, according to the ruling, grees. They were picking up litter the longest in the United States’ See Noxubee refuge, 8A
the LINK “failed to support its re-
See Industrial park, 3A

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2A Wednesday, January 9, 2019 The Dispatch •

Did you hear?
Clemson blowout draws lowest
TV ratings for CFP title game
ESPN said Nielsen ship meeting of the Ti-

reported 25.2
gers and Crimson Tide,
and fourth straight playoff
meeting overall, was also
Trump pleads on TV for wall
million viewers
money; Dems say he stokes ‘fear’
the most lopsided CFP fi-
nal. The ratings and view-
tuned into ership topped out at 16.2
and 27.8 million in the
Monday’s game first half when the Tigers ‘How much more
AP College Football Writer
extended their lead to 15
points. American blood Facing pressure, television
SAN JOSE, Calif. —
Clemson won 44-16,
the largest margin of vic-
tory in a college football
must we shed before networks fact-check Trump speech
Clemson’s blowout victory
over Alabama in the Col- championship game since Congress does its job?’ By DAVID BAUDER
lege Football Playoff drew Alabama beat Notre Dame President Donald Trump AP Media Writer

a 14.6 overnight rating by 28 in the 2012 BCS title
for ESPN across its multi- game.
NEW YORK — Television
pundits moved swiftly to correct
‘Just because you say
ple-channel broadcast, the Last season’s Alabama
lowest-rated title game in overtime victory against
The Associated Press or challenge President Donald
Trump following Tuesday’s
it’s a crisis doesn’t
Georgia drew a 16.7 over- WA S H I N G T O N
the 5-year-old postseason
system. night rating. — President Don-
Oval Office speech on the pro- necessarily make it one’
Overall, the New Year’s posed border wall, after their ABC White House correspondent
The viewership num- ald Trump urged networks were the target of an
bers reported Tuesday by Six games, including the congressional Dem- Cecilia Vega
Cotton and Orange bowl unusual debate over whether
Nielsen provided some ocrats to fund his they should show him at all.
better news for the net- semifinals, averaged a 9.0 long-promised bor-
overnight rating, which “Just because you say it’s a crisis doesn’t necessarily make it one,”
work. ESPN said Nielsen der wall in a somber ABC White House correspondent Cecilia Vega said following the pres-
reported that 25.2 mil- is up 8 percent from the televised address ident’s address.
lion viewers tuned into second year of the playoff that was heavy with Trump Some network critics had essentially made the same point in argu-
Monday night’s game on when the semifinals were dark immigration rhetoric but of- ing for a television boycott, along with saying the president couldn’t be
ESPN, ESPN2 and ES- held in the Cotton and Or- fered little in the way of conces- trusted with the truth. It’s rare, but not unprecedented, for networks to
PNU. The figures do not ange bowls on New Year’s sions or new ideas to break the say no to a presidential request for airtime.
yet include ESPNEWS or Eve. standoff that has left large swaths But refusing to air Trump’s first Oval Office address as president, in
streaming viewership. The The College Football of the government shuttered for 19 the midst of a government shutdown over the funding fight, would have
2016 national champion- Playoff pivoted away days. been seen as a provocative act in itself. So the four major broadcast-
ship game between Ala- from its original plan to Speaking to the nation from the ers and cable news networks showed him, while also airing rebuttals
bama and Clemson that play semifinal games on Oval Office for the first time, Trump from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck
was decided on a last-sec- New Year’s Eve, moving argued Tuesday night that the wall Schumer and making provisions of their own to pounce on misstate-
ond touchdown drew 25.3 several sets of games off was needed to resolve a security ments.
million viewers. weeknights to Saturdays and humanitarian “crisis,” blaming CNN brought on Daniel Dale, a White House correspondent for the
The third champion- instead. illegal immigration for what he said Toronto Star, who has become known for cataloguing Trump misstate-
was a scourge of drugs and vio- ments, and he said the president falsely asserted it was the Democrats
lence in the U.S. and asking: “How
Tell your child a bedtime story. much more American blood must
who had advanced the idea of a steel barrier instead of a wall. NBC’s
Chuck Todd made the same point.
we shed before Congress does its “I would say he made a lot of dubious claims,” Todd said.
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Mississippi Legislature convenes, Burton leaves leadership
Burton said he will remain in the 52-member his eastern Mississippi district.
“During these next few
is limited to two terms as in his
final year in the state’s top job.
“If I’ve disappointed you, I’m
truly sorry,” said Burton, who
Senate this year to complete the term but months as we finish out this
term, I’m turning it over to God
Leaders of the Republi-
can-controlled House and
took office in January 1992 as
a Democrat and became a Re-
will not seek re-election in his district and I’m turning it over to the
professionals that I’m working
Senate have also expressed in-
terest in possibility approving
publican in December 2002.
Senators will choose one of
By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS en driving charge he faces. with to deal with my personal state employee pay raises this
The Associated Press
their colleagues as the new pro
Republican Terry Burton of issues, demons, human frail- year, but most decisions about
tem, the second-highest lead-
Newton announced he is step- ties, whatever you want to call salaries and other budget is-
JACKSON — Mississippi ping down as Senate president them,” said Burton, 62. sues are likely to be made in ership post behind Republican
lawmakers opened their elec- pro tempore as of midnight Lawmakers are in session late March or early April. Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves.
tion-year session Tuesday and Tuesday. He said he will re- three months, and one of the Burton, in his speech, apol- Reeves urged Burton to re-
a top senator resigned his lead- main in the 52-member Senate biggest issues could be a teach- ogized to his colleagues and sign as pro tem on Dec. 21, two
ership post amid questions this year to complete the term er pay raise proposed by Re- said he didn’t want his behavior days after Burton was arrested
about a second-offense drunk- but will not seek re-election in publican Gov. Phil Bryant, who to put a “cloud” over the Senate. in Starkville.

Two charged in string of commercial burglaries last fall
Suspects broke into four businesses been connected to an
Oct. 10 burglary of CML
cluding a cell phone; and a
Nov. 26 burglary of Taylor
during visits with friend in New Hope Southern Designz on New Made Cakes on New Hope
Road where they alleged-
Hope Road, where they
DISPATCH STAFF REPORT County Sheriff’s Office allegedly stole cash and ly took cash, an iPad and
investigators Monday. some other small items; a cell phone, according to
Two men from outside He and Trevis Lorenzo an Oct. 22 burglary of the the press release.
Lowndes County are fac- Smith, 18, of Ackerman, Smith has been re-
Avant Smith New Hope Softball con-
ing charges for a string of leased from Lowndes
who was arrested Nov. cession stand in the same
local burglaries last fall. County Adult Detention
29, are accused of work- cording to a LCSO press area where they apparent-
Bradley Allen Avant, Center on $20,000 bond.
24, of Water Valley, was ing together to break into release. ly took candy; a Nov. 12 Avant is in custody on
charged with four counts four Lowndes County Smith was also charged burglary of Tender Lov- $10,000 bond.
of burglary of a commer- businesses while visiting with four counts of com- ing Care on Reeves Drive
cial building after being a New Hope friend in Oc- mercial burglary. where they are accused of
arrested by Yalobusha tober and November, ac- Avant and Smith have stealing multiple items in-

West Point man arrested for breaking into empty rental property
Suspect stayed on property several day, accord-
ing to a
and had removed multiple
items from the house, the
days, removed items from home LCSO press
press release said.
The report came from
DISPATCH STAFF REPORT des County Sheriff’s Depu- a potential renter who
Office arrested Julius ties arrived told the property owner
A West Point man is Kinard Quinn, 37, for and found someone was living in the
in jail in Lowndes Coun- Quinn on house.
ty after he was allegedly burglary after receiving a the prop- Quinn Quinn is in custody at
caught living in an empty report of a suspicious per- erty. He had apparently Lowndes County Adult
rental home. son at a South Frontage been living in the resi- Detention Center on
Deputies with Lown- Road residence on Satur- dence for several days $5,000 bond.

Industrial park
Continued from Page 1A
zoning application with tion to Starkville. the property owners be having this fight if we
clear and convincing evi- “It’s important in ways met with their attorney would have written them
dence and that the rezon- that hopefully the Bell on Tuesday and plan to a quarter-million dollar
ing failed to comply with family would come to un- continue fighting the check and bought that
the city’s comprehensive derstand as we move for- rezoning. She said the land.”
plan.” ward,” she said. “It is my nine-page ruling is short However, White said
The appeals court, hope that they would not and doesn’t address the Higgins’ claim is a “big
in its ruling, pointed to appeal this, but if they do, points the property own- fat lie.” She said the land,
documentation the LINK I understand that is their ers made. She also ques- which has been in her
provided with its rezon- option. But I am hopeful tioned using unemploy- family for more than 100
ing application, including that we will be able to ment to push for the park years, wasn’t up for pur-
maps and aerial photos proceed. I think that we while Oktibbeha County’s chase. She said the family
that showed nearby on- are going to be very suc- unemployment rate has refused a LINK advance
going and recently com- cessful in our ultimate hovered at about 4 per- to purchase the property.
pleted commercial devel- outcome and I do believe cent. “Our land was not for
opment and land for sale there will be things com- “Now the taxpayers
sale and never would have
for commercial develop- ing to this industrial park are burdened with $14
been,” she said. “That’s
ment; city zoning maps that are going to make a million to pay for the de-
part of Mr. Higgins’ prob-
from 2003 and 2013; staff huge difference in the velopment of this industri-
lem — he has a one-sided
reports from Starkville’s community.” al park, which they intend
planning department that to give to some business- view of life. ... Perhaps
discussed changes to the es of some sort to attract it’s because it was reject-
area; a consultant report
Supreme Court jobs to the area,” she ed that he has a problem
prepared in conjunction appeal coming said. “Yet unemployment with it.”
with the city’s 2016 com- LINK CEO Joe Max is extremely low. Those
prehensive plan; and a Higgins said his people willing to work in Oktib-
copy of the city’s 2005 were “feeling like Clem- beha County are already
comprehensive plan that son” on Tuesday — in working.”
discussed the need for reference to the 2018-19 Higgins said the LINK
more industrial sites near college football national will continue to market
the intersections of major champions. about 80 acres on the
highways. However, he said he east side of the property
The court also found was aware of the property that’s already zoned for
that the LINK’s request owners’ intentions to file commercial development.
was consistent with both an appeal. Still, there is He said one tenant is in
Starkville’s 2005 and 2016 a chance the court might the “final, final stages”
comprehensive plans. not hear it. of locating on the prop-
“Because the record “Remember, they ap- erty. However, he said,
contains substantial cred- pealed it to the Supreme the ongoing legal battle
ible evidence to show the Court to start with,” Hig- is restricting the LINK’s
board’s approval of the gins said. “Our lawyers ability to market the main
LINK’s rezoning appli- tell us that if there was core of the industrial park
cation was fairly debat- something earth-shat- property because it would
able and complied with tering about this case or be “catastrophic” if a busi-
the city’s comprehensive it was setting precedent, ness located on the prop-
plan, we affirm the circuit the Supreme Court might erty and it got rezoned.
court’s judgment uphold- have already heard it. The “Literally, the losers
ing the Board’s decision,” fact that they sent this in this are Starkville and
the ruling says. down to the lower court Oktibbeha County,” he
Mayor Lynn Spruill shows they may not. I said. “Not because of the
said she’s “extremely think by early summer, money, because we’ve got
pleased” with the deci- this thing is resolved, pe- some soreheads who are
sion. She said the park riod.” mad that we wouldn’t buy
should be a valuable addi- White, however, said their land. We wouldn’t

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4A Wednesday, January 9, 2019 The Dispatch •

US cancer death rate hits milestone: 25 years of decline
Lung cancer death rate dropped by nearly 50 es were seen in fatalities from
seven of the 10 leading causes
Prostate cancer actually need treatment, it may
also have prevented some can-
The report has some mixed
percent among men since 1991 of death, according to recently
released government data. But
news about prostate cancer, the cer deaths, the report suggests.
second leading cause of cancer
By MIKE STOBBE said Rebecca Siegel, lead au- cancer has been something of a death in men. Obesity
AP Medical Writer thor of the American Cancer bright spot. The prostate cancer death Of the most common types of
Society report published Tues- The nation’s cancer death rate fell by half over two de-
NEW YORK — The U.S. cancer in the U.S., all the ones
day. rate was increasing until the cades, but experts have been
cancer death rate has hit a Cancer also remains the na- with increasing death rates are
early 1990s. It has been drop- wondering whether the trend
milestone: It’s been falling for tion’s No. 2 killer. The society ping since, falling 27 percent linked to obesity, including can-
changed after a 2011 decision cers of the pancreas and uterus.
at least 25 years, according to a predicts there will be more than between 1991 and 2016, the by the U.S. Preventive Services
new report. 1.7 million new cancer cases, Cancer Society reported. Another is liver cancer. Liv-
Task Force to stop recommend-
Lower smoking rates are and more than 600,000 cancer Lung cancer is the main rea- er cancer deaths have been in-
ing routine testing of men using
translating into fewer deaths. deaths, in the U.S. this year. son. Among cancers, it has long the PSA blood test. That deci- creasing since the 1970s, and
Advances in early detection and A breakdown of what the re- killed the most people, espe- sion was prompted by concerns initially most of the increase
treatment also are having a pos- port says: cially men. But the lung cancer the test was leading to overdi- was tied to hepatitis C infec-
itive impact, experts say. death rate dropped by nearly 50 agnosis and overtreatment. tions spread among people who
But it’s not all good news. Decline percent among men since 1991. The prostate cancer death abuse drugs. But now obesity
Obesity-related cancer deaths There’s been a lot of bad It was a delayed effect from a rate flattened from 2013 to 2016. accounts for a third of liver can-
are rising, and prostate cancer news recently regarding U.S. decline in smoking that began So while the PSA testing may cer deaths, and is more of a fac-
deaths are no longer dropping, death rates. In 2017, increas- in the 1960s, Siegel said. have surfaced cases that didn’t tor than hepatitis, Siegel said.

Sears gets another reprieve from liquidation
Company’s chairman and largest cy judge in New York as
“round-the-clock” negoti-
day through his ESL
hedge fund.
shareholder promised to line up ations following the com-
pany board’s initial rejec-
The fate of Sears re-
mains to be determined.
the necessary financing to keep the tion of Eddie Lampert’s
proposal, which sought to
Lampert’s bid will go to
an auction set for Jan. 14
struggling department chain afloat preserve 425 stores and and will compete with
50,000 workers. other bids from liquida-
By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO er promised to line up According to lawyers tors looking to shut down
AP Retail Writer the necessary financing close to the matter, one of the company. A commit-
to keep the struggling the main sticking points tee of unsecured credi-
NEW YORK — Sears department store chain was that the bid didn’t in- tors has been pushing for
received another possi- afloat. clude cash. The revised straight liquidation and
ble lifeline Tuesday when The reprieve came af- version now requires believes there are litiga-
the company’s chairman ter what Sears lawyers Lampert to deposit $120 tion claims against ESL
and largest sharehold- described to a bankrupt- million by 4 p.m. Wednes- for prior transactions.

Lessie Brown, oldest person in the US, dies at 114
Family attributed her long life to the fact that she ate a I ate a lot of sweet pota-
toes, but I don’t think
sweet potato nearly every day until she was well past 100 that’s it. I don’t know,
God’s will,” she told
The Associated Press Brown, who had had lived so long. Others WJW-TV when she cel-
been living with one of in her family attributed ebrated her 109th birth-
Lessie Brown, a her daughters, died at her long life to the fact day.
114-year-old Ohio woman the home in Cleveland that she ate a sweet pota- Brown was born in
who was believed to be Heights, according to to nearly every day until 1904 in Georgia and
the oldest person in the Ronald Wilson. she was well past 100. grew up on a farm near
United States, died Tues- Brown said in 2013 it “Oh I don’t know. A lot Stockbridge, outside At-
day, her grandson said. was God’s will that she of them say it’s because lanta.

Area obituaries
COMMERCIAL DISPATCH County and Mississippi Cemetery. Visitation is Margie Klieber
OBITUARY POLICY State University. Ruby Saturday from 11 a.m.
Obituaries with basic informa- COLUMBUS —
was a member of the until service time at the
tion including visitation and Margaret Beth “Mar-
Aberdeen Church of funeral home.
service times, are provided
Christ. Ms. Whitehead was gie” Klieber, 75, died
free of charge. Extended
obituaries with a photograph, In addition to her born Sept. 27, 1946, in Jan. 8, 2019, at Baptist
detailed biographical informa- parents, she was pre- Caledonia to the late Memorial Hospi-
tion and other details families ceded in death by her Raymond Chaffin and tal-Golden Triangle.
may wish to include, are avail- husband, James Hershel Glenda B. Otts. She Arrangements are
able for a fee. Obituaries must
Cole; sister, Doris Nell attended Pine Springs incomplete and will be
be submitted through funeral
homes unless the deceased’s Howell; and brother, and Sulligent Schools announced by Memori-
body has been donated to William I. Howell. and was a member of al Gunter Peel Funeral
science. If the deceased’s She is survived by Sulligent First Freewill Home and Crematory,
body was donated to science, her son, Jimmy Howell Baptist Church. Carolyn Second Avenue North
the family must provide official Cole of Lacombe, Lou- was formerly employed location.
proof of death. Please submit
isiana at McCoy MFG in Sulli-
all obituaries on the form
Pallbearers will be gent, Alabama.
provided by The Commercial
Dispatch. Free notices must be members of the Aber- In addition to her par- Floyd Land
submitted to the newspaper deen Church of Christ. ents, she was preceded COLUMBUS —
no later than 3 p.m. the day in death by her daugh- Floyd William Land,
prior for publication Tuesday
Robert Houser ter, Dianne Harrison; 96, died Jan. 8, 2019, at
through Friday; no later than 4
GRENADA — Robert and sister, Margaret Windsor Place Nursing
p.m. Saturday for the Sunday
edition; and no later than 7:30 Houser, 64, died Jan. 3, Irvin Home.
a.m. for the Monday edition. 2019, at Grenada Living She is survived by Arrangements are
Incomplete notices must be re- Center. her daughter, Donna incomplete and will be
ceived no later than 7:30 a.m. Services are 3 p.m. Nelson of Detroit, announced by Lowndes
for the Monday through Friday Thursday at the chapel Alabama; sister, Jo Funeral Home.
editions. Paid notices must be Ann Stringfellow of
finalized by 3 p.m. for inclusion
of Lowndes Funeral
the next day Monday through Home in Columbus. Sumiton, Alabama; two
Thursday; and on Friday by 3 Mr. Houser was pre- grandchildren and four
p.m. for Sunday and Monday ceded in death by his great-grandchildren.
publication. For more informa- father, Benton Houser;
tion, call 662-328-2471. mother, Florence Hum- Gary Chain
phrey Houser; brothers, COLUMBUS — Gary
Ruby Cole Joe Houser, Tommy Chain, 70, died Jan. 5,
ABERDEEN — Ruby Houser and Doug 2019, at his residence.
Howell Cole, 90, died Houser. Graveside services
Jan.7, 2019, at her resi- He is survived by her are 10 a.m. Friday at
dence. brothers, Frank Houser Friendship Cemetery.
Services are 1 p.m. and Gerald Houser; Lowndes Funeral Home
Thursday at the chapel sisters, Beverly Norton of Columbus is entrust-
of Tisdale-Lann Memo- and Diane Riff. ed with arrangements.
rial Funeral Home in Memorials by D.A.V. Mr. Chain was a
Aberdeen with Derrick Chapter No. 6 164 Har- member of Fairview
Moranto officiating. ris Drive, Columbus, Baptist Church.
Burial will be at Howell MS 39705. He was preceded Margie Klieber
Cemetery in Athens. in death by his father, Memorial Gunter Peel
Visitation is today from Carolyn Whitehead Henry Chain; mother, Funeral Home
4-7 p.m. at the funeral DETROIT, Ala. — Lillian Chain; and broth- 2nd Ave. North Location
home. Carolyn Faye Chaffin er, Russel Chain.
Mrs. Cole was born Whitehead, 72, died He is survived by
June 6, 1928, in Athens Jan. 3, 2019, at her resi- his sons, Jason Chain,
to the late Ira Green dence. Travis Chain; and sister,
Howell and Mae Mould- Services are 1 p.m. Linda Frances Swep-
er Howell. She was a Saturday at the chap- ston. A club for boys and girls
lifelong resident of Mon- el of Otts Funeral in Memorials may be
roe County and was Sulligent, Alabama, made to St. Jude Chil-
Boys and Girls Club of Columbus
formerly employed as a with Edward Puckett dren’s Research Hospi- 662-244-7090
secretary for the Home to officiating. Burial tal, 501 St. Jude Place,
Economist of Monroe to follow at the Crews Memphis, TN 38105.
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News About Town
CLUBS the Wellness Center 662-495-9355.
Narconon offers drug and alcohol inter-
n POSSUM TOWN TOASTMASTERS Baptist Golden Triangle offers Childbirth ventions. For free screenings or referrals,
Possum Town Toastmasters meet every call 1-800-431-1754.
classes and Breastfeeding classes each
Friday at 7 a.m. at the Church of Christ,
Columbus. To become a better communi-
month, 6 p.m., in room 6, near the Gift n GOLDEN TRIANGLE AA
Shop, $20. For information or to register, Golden Triangle AA meets daily for
cator and leader, call 662-549-3483.
call 662-386-5592. support. If you want to drink, that is your
n POSSUM TOWN QUILTERS business. If you want to stop drinking,
Possum Town Quilters meet at 9:30 a.m.
A lupus support group meets from 10 that is our business. For information, call
the second and fourth Saturdays of each 662-327-8941.
a.m.-2 p.m. the first Saturday of every
month at the Rosenzweig Arts Center
(lower level), 501 Main St., Columbus.
month in Classroom 6 of the Baptist Gold- n AL-ANON MEETING
en Triangle Patient Tower. Open to anyone The Columbus Al-Anon Family Groups
Check us out at possumtownquilters.
with lupus or any family member or friend. meet Mondays and Thursdays at 5:30
For more information, call Rashell Hop- p.m. When you don’t know where to turn
n EAST LIONS CLUB kins, 662-570-8342. because someone drinks too much, we
The Columbus East Lions Club meets can help. For information, call 888-425-
every second and fourth Monday of
Baptist Cancer Center hosts a support 2666 or go to
the month at 65 Airline Road. For more
group for cancer survivors and their
information, call 662-251-1415 or 662-
families, noon-1 p.m. the third Friday of
every month. Next class is Jan. 18 in
n HOST LIONS CLUB Classroom 5 of the Patient Towers. Lunch n AUDUBON SOCIETY
The Columbus Host Lions Club meets provided. For information and location, The Oktibbeha Audubon Society meets at
every Friday at noon at EMCC Lion Hills call 662-244-2923. 7 p.m. Jan. 10 in Mississippi State’s Clay
Center for a buffet lunch and business Lyle Entomology Building. Grasshopper
gathering. For more information, call John
n HYPERTENSION SUPPORT expert JoVon Hill of MSU’s Insect Museum
A pulmonary hypertension support group
Michael, 601-955-2176. presents grassland restoration efforts in
meets at 2 p.m. the second Saturday of
every month at North Mississippi Medical
Lowndes County Republican Women Center-West Point Education Center, 385 n MAC GRANT PRESENTATION
meets the second Tuesday of each Medical Center Drive. For information, call Mississippi-based artists, arts organiza-
month. Buffet line opens at 11:15 a.m., Dana Albert, 662-295-3642. tions and other nonprofits are invited to
with call to order at noon. “Meet the MAC: Grants 101” at 5:30 p.m.
n GT QUILTERS GUILD at Starkville Community theatre’s Play-
Baptist Golden Triangle hosts day classes
The Golden Triangle Quilters Guild meets house on Main, 108 E. Main, Starkville.
for Diabetes Support on third Wednes-
at 5:30 p.m. every third Thursday at the days of each month, 10-11 a.m. in room n UNCF BANQUET
Starkville Sportsplex Activities Building. 6 PT. For information, call Lacy Smith at The Golden Triangle United Negro College
MSU alumni, friends are invited to
662-244-1392 or 800-544-8762, ext.
Fund banquet is 6:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at the
Nancy Hogarth Dining Center at Missis- Is Estate or
Breakfast with the Bulldogs on second
Thursdays each month (except this month
Weekly education/support group for
sippi University for Women. Speaker is
Goldie M. Turner-Smith. Donation $30. Long Term Care
is Jan. 17) at Starkville Café. Dutch treat
breakfast 7:30 a.m. Contact Carol Moss
people with congestive heart failure are
Thursdays 11 a.m.-noon in the Outpa-
Call 662-327-4538 or 662-242-5149.
n BASEBALL/SOFTBALL Planning Necessary
Read at or 662-
tient Pavilion Boardroom, Baptist Golden
Triangle. For information, call 244-1953
Lake Lowndes baseball and softball regis- to Protect Your
Friendly City Strummers meet twice
or 244-2132.
tration is open through Feb. 23. Register
from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday at the Family’s Future?
monthly to practice and teach others Diabetes education class meets on fourth Lowndes Recreation Office, 17 Airline
to play dulcimers. Join for $10/year for Road (behind the Driver’s License Build- • Do you have a Will, Power of Attorney, and Advanced Health Care
Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Baptist
the whole family. Dulcimers available to ing) or online at Directive?
Golden Triangle Outpatient Pavilion. Physi-
borrow. Contact David Saum, 662-386- • Are you certain that your assets will be distributed according to your
cian referral required. For information, call n BASEBALL COACHES’ MEETING wishes at your death?
6836 or, or the 662-244-1597 or email info.goldentrian- The Lake Lowndes Summer Baseball
Switzers, 662-312-6025. • Are you confused by the ever changing estate and gift tax laws? Coaches’ Meeting is 6-7 p.m. Jan. 9 at • Are you worried that one day you may not be able to care for yourself
n TOPS n ABUSE RECOVERY GROUP New Hope Community Center, 381 Sta- or make the necessary decisions to remain independent and in your
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 288 meets A Domestic Abuse Recovery Group meets dium Road. The Lake Lowndes Summer own home?
Tuesdays at Community Baptist Church, Thursdays at 6 p.m. through Safe Haven League is looking for coaches for all
Yorkville Road East, Columbus. Weigh-in Inc. Group counseling for rape recovery is age grouops. For more information, call At Dunn & Hemphill, we can create a plan tailored to fit you
begins at 5:30 p.m. Contact Pat Harris, available. For information, call 662-327- 662-328-0885 or visit www.lowndesrec- and your family’s needs. Contact us at (662) 327-4211 to
662-386-0249. 6118 or 662-889-2067. discuss your estate and long term care planning options.

Dunn & Hemphill, P.A.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 270 meets Baptist Golden Triangle offers childbirth J.L. King Center’s Families First of Oktib-
Thursdays at 4370 Cal-Kolola Road, classes Tuesdays at 6 p.m. To register, beha County invites the community to join
Caledonia. Weigh-in begins at 5-5:30
214 Fifth Street South | Columbus, Mississippi
call 662-244-2498 or email info.goldentri- its Walking Group at 6:30 a.m. Mon-
p.m. Contact Michelle Holliman, 662-386-
662.327.4211 | day-Friday at Westside Park, 700 N. Long
3650. St. in Starkville. Offering Peace of Mind, One Client at a Time.
n SENIOR CRAFTS n CPR CLASSES W. David Dunn | Christopher D. Hemphill
Senior Crafts meets at the Starkville Baptist Golden Triangle offers CPR class- n PARENT CAFE
Emerson Family Center, 1504 Louisville you call to get a free 30 minute
Sportsplex Tuesdays, 10-11:30 a.m. es each month at 6 p.m. in the Patient Estate or Long Term Care Planning Consultation!
Tower. Next classes are Jan. 12 & 28. St. in Starkville, offers Parent Cafe Group *Background information available upon request.
Crafts provided by the parks department.
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Pre-registration required. Call the Educa- meetings every Monday from 11 a.m.- Providing Our Clients Expertise With
For information, call Lisa Cox, 662-323-
tion Department, 662-244-2498. noon to help meet the challenges of
2294. Over 50+ Years Of Combined Experience
n FREE PSA SCREENINGS parenting. For more information, call 662-
n QUILTING CLUB 418-5193 or visit
Quilting Club meets in the activities room Baptist Cancer Center offers free prostate
adjacent to the multi-purpose facility at PSA screenings ever other month for men n HEARTS TUTORING
the Starkville Sportsplex Thursdays 10 over 40. Next screenings are 8-11:45 Hearts After School Tutoring Program,
a.m.-noon. Bring your own project to work a.m. and 1-2 p.m. Jan. 25. Walk-ins 109 Lawrence Drive, Columbus, offers
on. For information, call Lisa Cox, 662- accepted. For appointments, call 662- tutoring for grades K-5 from 3-4:30 p.m.
323-2294. 244-4673. Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesday
n DIABETES EDUCATION and Thursdays. No charge, but commit-
n AARP Diabetes Self-Management Education ment is required. Teacher, parent referrals
AARP meets the first Wednesday of each Class meets on fourth Wednesdays at accepted. Volunteers needed. For infor-
month at 10 a.m. in the Community Room 8:30 a.m. at Baptist Golden Triangle mation, call 662-244-8444.
of Regions Bank, Main Street, Columbus. Outpatient Pavilion Conference Center.
Programs are geared to the needs and n EFFECTIVE PARENTING
Physician referral required. For informa- Family Resource Center, Columbus
interests of seniors 50 and up. For more tion, call 662-244-1596.
information, call 662-889-9496. campus, 1575 Second Ave. N., offers free
n ANGER MANAGEMENT effective parenting classes, with insight
Family Resource Center, Columbus
Health Notes campus, 1575 Second Ave. N., offers free
conflict resolution and anger management
on child safety, appropriate discipline,
effective communication and more. For
n BLOOD DRIVE information, call 662-368-3603.
classes. For information, call 662-368-
Vitalant, formerly United Blood Service, n TENN-TOM WATERWAY MUSEUM
holds its quarterly blood drive from 11 3603.
The Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway
a.m.-5:15 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Outpatient n FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER Transportation Museum, 318 Seventh
Pavilion Conference Center at Baptist The Family Resource Center offers St. N., Columbus, is open for tours
Golden Triangle. For more information, free classes including parenting, anger Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. School field
visit management, healthy relationships, life trips, civic clubs, church groups encour-
n FREE MAMMOGRAMS skills and youth development education aged. For group tours, call 662-328-8936
Baptist Golden Triangle offers free mam- classes. Call 662-251-1861. or 662-574-5794.
mograms to women 35 and older who n BAPTIST VOLUNTEERS n ENVIRONMENTAL MEETING
have no insurance coverage for mammo- Baptist Golden Triangle seeks caring, Memphis Town Community Action Group
grams and are living in Lowndes, Oktibbe- compassionate volunteers to help in a meets fourth Tuesdays at 6 p.m. to
ha, Clay, Monroe or Chickasaw Counties. variety of hospital settings. For informa- discuss issues related to the Kerr-McGee
To see if you qualify, call 662-244-2979. tion, call 662-244-1165 or email info. site. For information, contact Leon Hines,
n CROSSOVER SYMMETRY 662-574-6109.
North Mississippi Medical Center-West n BAPTIST HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS n R. E. HUNT MUSEUM
Point Wellness Center offers a Crossover Baptist Hospice-Golden Triangle seeks R. E. Hunt Museum and Cultural Center,
Symmetry Program focusing on shoul- volunteers to assist in the office and with 924 20th St. N., invites the public to tour
der health/performance. The 30-day Hospice families at 2309 Bluecutt Road, the center, 1-5 p.m. every Tuesday-Thurs-
membership is $30 for members; $50 for Suite B. For more information, call Katie day. For group tours, call 662-327-6324
nonmembers. For more information, call Bostwick, 662-243-1173. or 662-327-8986.
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Our View
If only we all cared like Noxubee Refuge visitors
As the federal govern- The latter is true at the litter left behind by visitors That says something very to keep our neighborhoods,
ment’s partial shutdown Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee and uncollected by the ab- positive about the people parks and public spaces clean,
continues into its third week, National Wildlife Refuge, sence of park staff who would who visit the Refuge. They we all can and should do our
the lives of hundreds of thou- which covers 48,000 acres normally perform that duty. understand and appreciate part. Too often in this area we
sands of federal employees in Noxubee, Oktibbeha and It’s an unfortunate situa- the natural beauty around see litter along the sides of
have been affected. Winston counties. The Refuge tion, obviously, but if there them. For these visitors, that our roadways.
For most Americans, how- is a treasure in this area and is one ray of optimism to be appreciation has led to action. We honor ourselves and
ever, there are few outward offers wildlife viewing (gators noted in all this, it is that a To date, there have been no our communities when we
indicators of the shutdown’s and bald eagles are common), visitor to the Refuge does organized efforts to keep take time to tidy things up.
effect thus far. fishing, hiking and education- not see the sort of litter that the Refuge clean during the Yes, a seemingly small ges-
One area where the nega- al opportunities. plagues other national parks shutdown. Visitors have taken ture of picking up a soda can
tive impact of the shutdown Since the shutdown, the at this time. it upon themselves to clean up or a food wrapper is an act of
has been generally noticed is refuge has furloughed nine While the refuge employ- after themselves and others at good citizenship.
at our national parks. Many workers. Only its director, law ees who normally are respon- a time when many other parks We are seeing that on a
national parks have been enforcement and fire officials sible for keeping the refuge are being buried in litter. large scale at the Noxubee
closed. Others operate with a remain on duty. free of litter are furloughed, It is also a reminder to National Wildlife Refuge.
skeleton crew made up of only At some parks, there have visitors have been stepping in everyone that while there Each of us should be inspired
essential employees. been reports of widespread and stepping up. may be employees assigned to follow that example.

Society Cartoonist View

Obscenity’s not
just a set of words
As a general rule, I
don’t curse a lot.
I’ve found that I can
usually express myself
effectively enough with-
out it. And it’s always
seemed to me that foul
language, used ubiqui-
tously, loses its primary
value, i.e., its ability to
shock or to state a thing
with force. How serious-
ly should anyone take Leonard Pitts
the F-bomb you drop
after being passed over
for promotion when you are also known to drop
F-bombs because the store runs out of Frosted
I know this places me outside the norms and
mores of this era that, where language is con-
cerned, is something of a free-fire zone. And
that’s fine. I just wanted to contextualize my
response to last week’s exuberant vow from newly
sworn Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib. In case
you missed it, she promised to “impeach the
motherf-----.” Meaning, of course, Donald Trump.
Those words have made her the latest darling
of the political left; indeed, you can already buy
T-shirts emblazoned with her battle cry. But from
where I sit, Tlaib is just the latest in a lamentable
and bipartisan line of political leaders dropping
verbal litter into the public square. I am old-fash-
ioned enough to regret the coarsening of our state of the nation
political dialogue and to believe the privilege of
public office obligates one to speak to our better
angels, not our worst.
That said, I’m less vexed by Tlaib’s words than
If Trump really wanted to enforce
by the right-wing response thereto. Many Republi-
cans seem to have caught the vapors at being sub-
jected to such an ungentle expression. You had
Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley lamenting
immigration, he’d open the government
We who follow means of curbing E-Verify because their companies
her “nasty, ridiculous, outrageous rhetoric.” You immigration policy illegal immigration. would have to pay their workers
had Rep. Kevin McCarthy chiding Democrats for closely know that the Thing is, use of more than do their competitors in
“foul language.” And did Donald Trump (!) really wall is a dumb idea. E-Verify is generally non-E-Verify states.
call Tlaib’s statement “disgraceful”? Closing much of the voluntary in all but Others who oppose making it
Lord, give me strength. government over it is a few states. So why national cite the low unemploy-
For any Trump acolyte, much less the so-called dumber still. don’t President Trump ment rate. If lack of workers is the
president himself, to deride anyone for saying Why is the wall a and other wall-ob- problem, wouldn’t admitting more
a bad word is an act of hypocrisy truly Brob- dumb idea? It would be sessed Republicans de- immigrants legally, raising wages
dingnagian in scale. Trump, after all, has been expensive. It’d be un- mand that all employ- or both be a solution?
a veritable Vesuvius of invective and insult from sightly. It’d be environ- ers use it? Excellent Sadly, it’s a lot easier to wink at
the day he first oozed onto the political scene. mentally destructive. question. the employers and frame impov-
The man who spoke of grabbing women “by the More to this point, it’d Froma Harrop And note that they erished foreigners as criminals,
pussy,” who called NFL players “sons of bitches,” be ineffective. rarely even mention it. throwing in some racial slurs for
who derided 17 percent of humanity as living
in “shithole” countries, does not get to lecture ed 40 percent of those
The eight
First off, an estimat- The reason is pretty
obvious. They have no
good measure. Hence, the theat-
rics at the border.
anyone, anywhere at any time on inappropriate
here illegally arrived
as tourists, as students
states that problem rounding up
— and often roughing
What would happen if the
emphasis on enforcement moved
Moreover, Republicans might want to look in
the mirror before they complain about anything
or on other business
but have overstayed
require em- up — poor Central
Americans trying to
to the workplace, where it be-
longs? The pressure at the border
being obscene. The word is defined by Merri-
am-Webster as that which is “abhorrent to morali-
their visas. A physical
wall would have no
ployers to use enter illegally. Incon-
veniencing business
would ease considerably. Law
enforcement could concentrate
ty or virtue.” And that might as well be the official
slogan of the Grand Old Party.
impact on people like E-Verify ... have interests is another on dangerous people. And the re-
them. matter. stored order would enable timely
Because obscenity is not just a set of words. It
is also a set of attitudes and actions.
Secondly, foreigners seen a marked E-Verify addresses processing of claims for asylum.
with thousands to pay both sides of the illegal Most importantly, the United
As a direct result of GOP attitudes and actions,
we live in a country where programs to feed the
smugglers to get them decline in their immigration equation States would have to develop an
into the United States — those seeking the intelligent immigration policy.
hungry face deep cuts while we give tax breaks
to billionaires, immigrant children are snatched
will find a way. In any population of jobs and those giving That would mean giving higher
case, a wall spanning them. E-Verify would priority to foreigners with the
from their families and lost in a labyrinthine the border with Mexi- undocumented identify the lawbreak- skills and education our economy
system, voting rights are stolen from vulnerable co — be it stone-age or ing employers, as well. needs — while still making room
people, the government watches supinely as the iron-age — would be a workers. Presumably, that for poor people arriving with only
planet overheats and mentally deranged people primitive response in would include Trump their brawn and monumental work
purchase assault weapons while children as young the era of electronic surveillance. enterprises. The Trump Nation- ethic. We’d have to monitor all
as preschool age practice active-shooter drills. But why does closing much al Golf Club in New Jersey was groups’ numbers to preserve the
But we should be outraged at the bad word a of the government make immi- found to knowingly hire undocu- wages and benefits of our existing
little known congresswoman said? No. gration enforcement harder? mented workers. (It actually took workforce, be it native-born or
In their attitudes and actions, Republicans rou- Because the shutdown has frozen the name of an Ecuadorian food documented immigrant.
tinely curse the Constitution, profane America’s the E-Verify program. E-Verify preparer using a fake Social Secu- The current policy is pretty
ideals and vituperate its values. So for as much as is a web-based system that lets rity number off the list of workers pathetic. We have an ugly dra-
one could do without Rashida Tlaib’s potty mouth, employers quickly check whether vetted by the Secret Service.) ma at the border and a partial
it’s hardly the most offensive thing in our politi- a new hire may legally work in The eight states that require government shutdown that has
cal lives. A far greater obscenity plays out every this country. employers to use E-Verify — Al- deactivated E-Verify, the cleanest
single day in headlines of preventable calamity, The vast majority of foreigners abama, Arizona, Georgia, Mis- immigration enforcement tool we
tragedy, degradation and loss. entering this country come for sissippi, North Carolina, South have. Does anyone out there want
And in too many Republicans who just don’t jobs. Turn off the jobs magnet for Carolina, Tennessee and Utah solutions?
give a damn. those without the proper papers — have seen a marked decline in Froma Harrop, a syndicated
Leonard Pitts Jr., winner of the 2004 Pulitzer and their numbers would shrink their population of undocumented columnist, writes for the Providence
Prize for commentary, is a columnist for the Miami radically. That makes an E-Veri- workers. Republicans in other (Rhode Island) Journal. Her e-mail
Herald. Email him at fy-type program the most serious states have opposed mandating address is
The Dispatch • Wednesday, January 9, 2019 7A

Mississippi criminal justice agenda
could include re-entry, expungements
‘The whole idea here is to improve public safety Last year, lawmakers passed
a bill that would have repealed a
and be better stewards of taxpayer dollars — state law that automatically voids
the driver’s license of anyone con-
you know, less inmates’ victed of a drug offense, with the
House Corrections Committee Chairman Bill Kinkade aim of making sure such people can
continue to drive to work legally. It
By JEFF AMY committee meeting with the Senate also would have required the state’s
The Associated Press Corrections Committee in late Jan- drug courts to make medication-as-
uary, and will be ready to talk more sisted treatment available and to al-
JACKSON — Law- low people leaving prisons to start
about details then.
makers are promising paying $55-a-month supervision
“The whole idea here is to im-
changes to Mississip- fees to the Mississippi Department
prove public safety and be better
pi’s criminal justice
stewards of taxpayer dollars — you of Corrections after 90 days, instead
system that could
know, less inmates,” Kinkade said of after 30 days. However, Bryant
include support for
Monday. vetoed the bill because it also would
prisoners to re-enter
Mississippi passed a bill in 2014 have required judges to exempt indi-
society, ways to wipe
out records of past Kinkade meant to cut prison sentences. The gent people from paying the super-
convictions and sentencing relief for state’s prison population declined vision fees at all. The prison system
prisoners convicted before an earli- for a time, but the number of state opposed that provision, saying it
er round of changes. prisoners is rising again. couldn’t afford to run its probation
Both Gov. Phil Bryant and House Some conservative groups have and parole operations without the
Speaker Philip Gunn have said been seeking less punitive sentenc- money.
changes to Mississippi’s criminal es for years, arguing that prison The provisions from that bill, mi-
justice system will be among their systems cost too much money and nus the fee exemption, are likely to
top priorities for the legislative ses- that America’s tough-on-crime cul- return this year.
sion beginning Tuesday. However, ture can create laws that infringe on Kinkade said he was investigat-
top lawmakers remain vague about people’s rights. The issue has also ing other ways of improving pris-
what they hope to accomplish. come into the spotlight because of oners’ ability to re-enter society.
House Corrections Committee a bill recently passed by Congress Among proposals are supportive
Chairman Bill Kinkade, a Byhalia that somewhat lessens federal sen- housing, job training and hiring in-
Republican, says he plans a joint tences. centives for employers.

Investigator: Footage shows man shooting Mississippi officers
26-year-old suspect charged with two Harrington standing
when the officers arrived.
him “the cops were caught
in my crossfire and it was
counts of capital murder in Sept. 29 “It depicts the officers
responding to the call
bound to happen.”
Multiple bullets and
deaths of Brookhaven officers and it depicts Mr. Flowers shell casings were col-
shooting and killing the lected at the scene, but
By JEFF AMY left some questions un- officers,” Harrington tes- Harrington testified that
The Associated Press answered. Most notably, tified. the state crime lab hasn’t
Harrington testified that The investigator said yet completed ballistics
BROOKHAVEN — A Flowers had already been White was shot in the head tests. Investigators are
body camera recording wounded by gunfire when and Moak was shot in the also awaiting DNA tests
shows a Mississippi man Moak and White respond- body, with the injured of blood found in the front
shot two small-town police ed to a call before dawn re- Flowers found about 3 feet seat of a Cadillac Escalade
officers at close range, an porting shots fired. How- SUV that had bullet holes
(1 meter) away from each
investigator testified Tues- ever, he said police found in it.
of the deceased officers.
day, with the suspect later no one else at the scene. District Attorney Dee
He said a handgun was
saying “the cops were Bates said he intends to
Harrington said he’s found inches from Flow-
caught in my crossfire.” present the case to grand
viewed multiple body ers’ hand on the ground.
Mississippi Bureau of jurors as soon as inves-
camera recordings and Harrington testified
Investigation Agent Luke tigators complete their
interviewed more than 20 that video shows Flowers
Harrington testified in case.
witnesses, including Flow- fired the first shot. He
a preliminary hearing
ers. He said video from said in a later recorded in-
for 26-year-old Marquis
Moak and White show terview that Flowers told
Flowers, who is charged
with two counts of capi-
tal murder in the deaths
of Brookhaven Cpl. Zach
Moak and Patrolman
James White on Sept. 29.
Lincoln County Justice
Court Judge Roger Martin
ruled there was probable
cause to send Flowers’
case to grand jurors and
denied a request by Flow-
ers’ attorney to set bail.
The hearing filled in
some gaps in the offi-
cial account the deaths
of Moak and White, but

Winter flood
again rolls down
Mississippi River
The Associated Press

the second time in three
years, the lower Missis-
sippi River is flooding in
High water is moving
downriver from the junc-
tion with the Ohio River
at Cairo, Illinois, where
the Ohio crested over the
The river is predicted
to crest at Memphis, Ten-
nessee, on Thursday, at
Vicksburg on Monday, at
Natchez on Jan. 18 and at
Baton Rouge, Louisiana,
by Jan. 20.
Flooding of low-lying
areas unprotected by le-
vees will be widespread.
Relatively few buildings
are unprotected.
U.S Army Corps of
Engineers Vicksburg
District commander Col.
Michael Derosier tells
The Vicksburg Post that
the district has activated
its emergency operations
center to prepare.
National Weather Ser-
vice hydrologist Marty
Pope says rainfall across
the Ohio and Mississippi
valleys caused the flood.
Springtime is histori-
cally the river’s flood sea-
8A Wednesday, January 9, 2019 The Dispatch •


Mary Pollitz/Dispatch Staff
City Engineer Kevin Stafford, right, speaks to Josh Read about the upcoming traffic plans for Columbus during a
Rotary Club meeting at Lion Hills Center on Tuesday. Stafford discussed the Mississippi Department of Transporta-
tion grant for a roundabout at Second Street downtown. The roundabout will cost $1 million for construction, with
MDOT paying 80 percent, while the city matches the remaining costs. Stafford said planning and construction will
hopefully start in 2020. Stafford also showed city plans for a new semi-roundabout on Military Road and intersec-
tion updates on 18th Avenue North. He said the $4.8 million project for 18th Avenue and Military Road improve-
ments is fully funded by MDOT which includes upgrades to traffic lights and a new light on 18th Avenue coming
from the eastbound off-ramp on Highway 82. Military Road will have two semi-roundabouts near Lowe’s and Brick-
erton shops. Stafford said Gregory Construction will start work in March and will take about a year to complete.

Noxubee Refuge
Continued from Page 1A
That’s thanks, in part,
to volunteers like the
ones Taylor saw Sunday
morning taking the initia-
tive to pick up litter from
around the park.
Kara Roberts, presi-
dent of the Friends of the
Noxubee Refuge, said
the group hasn’t taken
any coordinated action
to clean up the refuge
as the federal shutdown
persists. However, she
said board members
pitch in individually and
are aware of several other
citizens helping out of
their own volition.
“We have lots of great
student volunteers and Alex Holloway/Dispatch Staff
apparently, they show up Elbert Cotton, of Macon, fishes on Tuesday at the Noxubee Wildlife Refuge. Cotton
on their own to clean up was one of several visitors at the park, despite a partial federal shutdown that’s left
around the area,” Roberts it unstaffed.
said. “A lot of the refuge really nice that way,” third fisherman, said they at least stay comfort-
board members that Reagan said. “The com- he’ll pick up trash — his able and safe.”
regularly visit the refuge munity really sees us as own and other trash that A failure to pay the ref-
carry trash bags in their a member of the commu- was already there — and uge’s electric bill would
cars so that we can pick nity, so in the downtime take it with him when he also essentially eliminate
up trash as we see it.” for us, they’re really leaves the park. Reagan’s ability to use
Taylor said she’s been chipping in and filling in the water control gates
impressed to see the vol-
unteers taking action.
where they can.” Shutdown concerns on a dam at Bluff Lake.
While volunteers Reagan said the While Reagan and the
“I think in hard times, officers check to make
certainly play a role in shutdown hasn’t been too
or times when things sure the park is safe for
the shutdown, so too do bad for the refuge yet,
are going on like in the visitors, he said they’re
the park’s regular visitors especially since it began
government shutdown, restricted to only ad-
who pick up after them- during the holidays and
it’s so refreshing to see dressing big safety con-
selves. recent heavy rains have
volunteers picking up cerns. As the shutdown
Elbert Cotton, who kept visitor traffic low.
some slack — especially drags on, he said there’s
was fishing at the Refuge But the longer it goes,
young people,” she said. a chance that more and
on Tuesday morning, said the more it will hurt, he
If the shutdown con- more minor issues,
he always tries to leave said.
tinues, the Friends may including vandalism, will
his fishing spots clean. Nine refuge employ-
start coordinating more pile up.
“I think everybody ees are furloughed.
organized efforts. “Some of it’s breaking
picks up after them- Reagan said there’s also
“We’re waiting to see stuff,” he said. “Like
selves,” Cotton said. “I increasing concern about
what happens,” Roberts during the last shutdown,
know I do. I bring a buck- how the refuge, which is
said. “If it continues on, we had ATVs and trailers
et and I put everything in having to operate as if it
we’ll have to find some- stolen. We had real theft.
it and take it with me.” has no funding at all, will
where else to meet for You have to remember
Paris Swanigan, an- pay its electric and water
next month and see what 99.9 percent of folks are
other fisherman who was bills.
comes up.” great, but that .1 percent
at the refuge Tuesday, “If they turned off the
said the refuge’s strict power right now to the can cause you havoc.”
‘They’ve always been enforcement on littering visitor center, it wouldn’t
really nice’ has helped cultivate a be the end of the world —
Noxubee Wildlife Ref- willingness in visitors to we’re not using it anyway
uge Director Steve Rea- pick up garbage. and we’d get it turned on
gan, who is one of three “Usually around here somehow,” he said. “But
employees, along with a they don’t throw trash we actually have resident
law enforcement officer out too much,” he said. volunteers who have been
and a fire control officer, “It’s never really been working for us who aren’t
who are working at the too bad here because working now, of course,
refuge while not being they’ll catch you. In other due to the shutdown. We
paid due to the shutdown, places, where there ain’t actually have employees
said it’s no surprise to many people around, like who live on the refuge
see the community step- the Natchez Trace, peo- too. We have families
ping in to help. ple will throw stuff out.” with small kids and we’re
“They’ve always been Eugene Shelton, a trying to make sure that

Continued from Page 1A
Tagert did not openly some hard decisions, but of qualifying, the state Re-
criticize the Legislature I’m proud of the work publican Party’s website
but did acknowledge his we’ve done.” shows that only two of the
job has become more dif- Qualifying for state nine Golden Triangle area
ficult in recent years. and county offices began seats have candidates
“We’ve done some re- last week and will con- who have qualified so far.
ally good work, I think, tinue through the end of District 37 Rep. Gary
some unceremonious March. To date, few can- Chism (Lowndes, Ok-
work,” Tagert said. “What didates have qualified. tibbeha, Clay counties)
I mean by that is that State-level candidates qualified for his sixth
we’ve taken a department qualify through their term while District 15
with limited resources parties. While the state Sen. Gary Jackson (Oktib-
and stretched them in the Democratic Party does beha, Webster, Choctaw,
best way possible for the not release the names of Montgomery counties)
public. We’ve had to make candidates until the end will seek his fifth term.
n Prep basketball: Caleb
Parr, left, and LJ Hackman
led the New Hope High

School boys past Noxubee
County. Adam Minichino


college BASEball

MSU’s Mangum one of three from state on Perfect Game teams
From Special Reports All-Americans, while tional Team L a s t earned preseason honors selected Caracci in the
Mangum, a senior cen- last sum- season, from Collegiate Baseball. 37th round of the 2018
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa ter fielder, was named a mer before Wa l l ner Southern Miss will Major League Baseball
— Southern Mississippi’s third-team All-American. joining the earned sec- open the season at 4 p.m. First-Year Player draft,
Matt Wallner, Ole Miss’ Wallner, the 2017 Na- Fa l mout h ond-team Friday, Feb. 15, when it but he elected to return
P a r k e r to Oxford for 2019. The
tional Freshman of the Commo- A ll -A mer- plays host to Purdue at
Year by most national me- dores in the ica acco- Pete Taylor Park. Jackson Prep product was
and Missis-
dia organizations, posted Cape Cod Caracci Wallner lades from Caracci joins Stan- named a second-team
sippi State’s
a .351 batting average League. the Nation- ford’s Jack Little as reliev- All-American by Baseball
Jake Mang-
um were with 13 doubles and a He hit .250 al Colle- ers on the first team. He is America and D1Baseball
named to team-high 16 home runs with two doubles, four giate Baseball Writers As- one of two Southeastern and an honorable mention
the Per- and 67 RBIs. He added 48 home runs, and 11 RBIs in sociation (NCBWA) in the Conference players on All-American by Perfect
Mangum fect Game walks for an on-base per- 23 games in the summer outfield. He was a third- the first team (Arkansas Game after a breakout
pres ea s on centage of .474, while his wood bat league, which is team selection at desig- outfielder Heston Kjers- redshirt-sophomore cam-
All-America teams on slugging percentage was widely regarded as the na- nated hitter by D1Base- tad) and the only pitcher. paign.
Tuesday. .618. tion’s top destination. and a third-team The SEC placed 11 He also was named
Wallner, a junior The Forest Lake, Min- Wallner appeared in pick by the American players on the three second-team All-SEC
outfielder/pitcher, and nesota, product played in 12 games as a pitcher and Baseball Coaches Associ- All-America squads, in- and was a midseason
Caracci, a junior closer, four games with the USA had a 1-0 record with six ation (ABCA). cluding three pitchers. All-American.
were named first-team Baseball Collegiate Na- saves. Last month, Wallner The Toronto Blue Jays See BASEBALL, 4B

earns first
SEC honor
By Adam Minichino
The Associated Press
consider Jordan Danberry COLUMBIA, S.C. — The only Southeast-
to be the most improved ern Conference team with a losing record
player on the Mississippi in non-conference play is now on top of the
State women’s basketball league.
team. Maik Kotsar scored a career-high 25 points
A year ago, Danberry and had nine rebounds to
was easing lead South Carolina to an S. Carolina 87,
into the 87-82 overtime upset of MSU 82, OT
rotation No. 14 Mississippi State
with a back- on Tuesday.
court that South Carolina (7-7, 2-0) lost to Stony Brook
included and Wofford in November and stumbled to a
A l l - A mer i - 5-7 record before it earned two dramatic wins.
can Victo- They erased a 14-point second-half deficit to
Danberry ria Vivians, beat Florida on Saturday and didn’t crumble
Morga n as the Bulldogs (12-2, 0-1) shot 44 percent (11
William, Blair Schaefer, of 25) on 3-pointers.
Roshunda Johnson, and “It is what it is,” Kotsar said of the slow
Jazzmun Holmes. Danber- start. “We kept on practicing.”
ry showed flashed of what The lack of passion from the junior from
she could do by averaging Estonia has puzzled coach Frank Martin for
2.8 points in 9.6 minutes three years. He worried Kotsar might never
per game. get past his tendency to be just the fifth man
This season, Danberry on the court.
is in the running for most “I’ve been fighting him — in a good way —
impactful player thanks to believe in himself,” Martin said.
to a fast start that has her Kotsar had six of South Carolina’s 12 points
third on the team in scor- in overtime.
ing at 13.3 points per game Freshman A.J. Lawson sealed the win and
and shooting 53.3 percent may have turned around what appeared to be
from the field. a lost season for South Carolina when he stole
On Tuesday, Danberry the ball from Nick Weatherspoon at midcourt
See MSU WOMEN, 4B and finished with an emphatic dunk with 13
Game 16 Jeff Blake/USA TODAY Sports
Mississippi State guard Quinndary Weatherspoon (11) drives into South Carolina’s
n Georgia, 8 p.m. Thursday Chris Silva (30) in the second half of their Southeastern Conference game Tuesday Game 15
(SEC Network; WKBB-FM night at Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, South Carolina. South Carolina won 87-82 n Ole Miss, Noon Saturday (WCBI;
100.9, WFCA-FM 107.9) in overtime. WKBB-FM 100.9, WFCA-FM 107.9).

Anagnost faced ‘most difficult Five enroll early at Mississippi St.
decision’ to leave MSU for UIC for the spring semester. Izuchukwu is
From Special Reports
a three-star defensive end.
STARKVILLE — Five football new-
Cross, Mississippi’s top offensive
comers have enrolled at Mississippi
By Adam Minichino and friends and family, and that’s what State and will participate in spring foot- line prospect for the 2019 signing class, prompted the move.” comes to Starkville after a standout
ball practice as the spring semester be-
The “move” Anagnost referenced gan Monday in Starkville. performance in the All-American Bowl
Tom Anagnost faced the most diffi- was his decision to resign as MSU’s The group of early enrollees in- last Saturday in San Antonio, Texas,
cult decision he has had to make as a
coach after two seasons and leading cludes: offensive line- that helped lead Team East to a victory.
coach in the last few months of 2018.
the program to its first appearance in man Charles Cross
Shortly after his Mississippi State Peters, one of the elite safeties on
the NCAA tournament. The news was (Laurel / Laurel High
women’s soccer team the junior college level, is a four-star
announced Jan. 4, but Anagnost said School), safety Fred Pe-
lost to Lipscomb in the prospect, according to Rivals.
first round of the NCAA his contemplation about his next step ters (Columbia / Jones
went on a lot longer than a month. On College), offensive line- Sharp, a three-star prospect from
tournament, something
happened in Anagnost’s Monday, the next move was finalized man LaQuinston Sharp Columbus High, is an offensive line-
personal life that forced when the University of Illinois at Chi- (Columbus / East Mis- man who was a part of EMCC’s 2017
cago announced the hiring of Anag- Sharp
him to reflect on his situ- sissippi Community Col- and 2018 NJCAA National Champion-
ation and his life. nost as its new coach. lege), and quarterback ship runs.
Anagnost “It kinda gave light to “This is by leaps and bounds the Garrett Shrader (Charlotte, North Car-
Shrader is one of the top dual-threat
my life and what I want most difficult decision I had to make,” olina / Charlotte Christian School).
Anagnost said. “It took a long time to Later Monday, MSU announced quarterbacks in the nation for the
in my life,” Anagnost said Tuesday.
“A lot of it is physical health, personal make the decision. The job at Missis- that Ani Izuchukwu (Hendersonville, Class of 2019. H is considered a four-
health, outlets, realizing I would like to sippi State is an elite job in the country, Tennessee / Davidson Academy) was star prospect by 247Sports Composite,
share my life with someone if I could See SOCCER, 4B recently cleared and also has enrolled ESPN, and Rivals.
2B Wednesday, January 9, 2019 The Dispatch •

21. ETSU 8-4 128 21

CALENDAR Basketball 22. Towson
23. Delaware
92 19
89 23
ATP World Tour ASB

Clemson’s Swinney
24. Duquesne 9-4 83 NR
25. Indiana State 7-4 77 22 Tuesday

Prep Basketball
Also Receiving Votes: Northern Iowa 73,
Atlantic Division Auckland, New Zealand
Alcorn State 30, Incarnate Word 21, Monmouth
W L Pct GB Purse: $527,880 (ATP250)
Thursday’s Games Toronto 31 12 .721 —
17, Illinois State 9, Lamar 9, Rhode Island 3,
Idaho State 1. Surface: Hard-Outdoor
Philadelphia 27 14 .659 3 Singles
Smithville at Hamilton
already looking
Boston 24 15 .615 5 First Round
Heritage Academy at Winston Academy Brooklyn 20 22 .476 10½ Leonardo Mayer, Argentina, def. Steve
Johnson (9), United States, 7-5, 6-3.
New York 10 31 .244 20
Starkville Academy at Hebron Christian Southeast Division NHL David Ferrer, Spain, def. Robin Haase,
Netherlands, 6-2, 6-1.
Central Holmes Academy at Columbus Christian W L Pct GB EASTERN CONFERENCE
Miami 19 20 .487 — Atlantic Division Peter Gojowczyk, Germany, def. Guido Pella,

to next title run
Argentina, 6-1, 3-6, 6-1.
Friday’s Games Charlotte 19 21 .475 ½ GP W L OT Pts GF GA
Rubin Statham, New Zealand, def. Chung
Orlando 17 23 .425 2½ Tampa Bay 43 33 8 2 68 180 124
Oxford at Columbus Washington 16 25 .390 4 Toronto 42 27 13 2 56 152 117
Hyeon (6), South Korea, 7-5, 6-3.
Ugo Humbert, France, def. Pablo Cuevas,
Kosciusko at New Hope Atlanta 12 28 .300 7½ Boston
43 25 14 4 54 126 110
43 23 14 6 52 125 121
Uruguay, 7-5, 6-1.
Central Division Doubles
Caledonia at Houston W L Pct GB Montreal 44 23 16 5 51 134 135 First Round
Milwaukee 28 11 .718 — Florida 41 17 17 7 41 131 147 Ben Mclachlan, Japan, and Jan-Lennard Struff,
Noxapater at West Lowndes Indiana 27 13 .675 1½ Detroit 45 16 22 7 39 126 154 Germany, def. Lukasz Kubot, Poland, and By PAUL NEWBERRY
Starkville High at Murrah Detroit 17 21 .447 10½ Ottawa 43 15 23 5 35 136 172 Horacio Zeballos, Argentina, 7-6 (5), 2-6, 10-7.
The Associated Press
Chicago 10 30 .250 18½ Metropolitan Division Oliver Marach, Austria, and Mate Pavic (1),
Louisville at Noxubee County Cleveland 8 33 .195 21 GP W L OT Pts GF GA Croatia, def. Matteo Berrettini and Fabio
WESTERN CONFERENCE Fognini, Italy, 6-7 (3), 6-3, 10-4.
South Pontotoc at Aberdeen Southwest Division
Washington 42 26 12 4 56 149 124
Pittsburgh 43 24 13 6 54 152 123 Henri Kontinen, Finland, and Frederik SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Dabo Swinney
Hartfield School at Heritage Academy Nielsen, Denmark, def. Robin Haase and Matwe

W L Pct GB
23 16 .590 —
Columbus 42 24 15 3 51 135 130
N.Y. Islanders 41 23 14 4 50 124 111
Middelkoop, Netherlands, 3-6, 6-4, 10-8. won’t celebrate for long.
Winona Christian at Oak Hill Academy San Antonio 24 17 .585 — Carolina 42 20 17 5 45 112 121
Guido Pella, Argentina, and Joao Sousa,
After leading the No. 2 Clemson football
Portugal, def. Cameron Norrie, Britain, and
Canton Academy at Starkville Academy New Orleans
19 22 .463
18 22 .450 5½
5 N.Y. Rangers 42 17 18 7 41 116 145 Rubin Statham, New Zealand, 6-4, 6-2.
team to its second national title in three
New Jersey 42 16 19 7 39 123 142 Raven Klassen, South Africa, and Michael
Columbus Christian at Kemper Academy Dallas 18 22 .450 5½ Philadelphia 43 15 22 6 36 119 156
Venus (3), New Zealand, def. Dominic Inglot,
years, the coach is eager to get started on the
Saturday’s Games Britain, and Franko Skugor, Croatia, 6-3, 6-3.

Columbus at New Hope

W L Pct GB
27 12 .692 —
Central Division
GP W L OT Pts GF GA WTA Hobart International next one.
West Point at Okolona
Oklahoma City
25 15 .625 2½
24 17 .585 4
Winnipeg 42 27 13 2 56 146 120 Tuesday
At The Domain Tennis Centre
Swinney will be back in the office Fri-
Nashville 44 26 15 3 55 135 109
Hobart, Australia day — meeting with players, going over the
Prep Soccer
Minnesota 20 21 .488 8 Dallas 44 23 17 4 50 119 117
Utah 20 21 .488 8 Purse: $226,750 (Intl.)
Pacific Division
43 20 15 8 48 148 136
42 21 18 3 45 119 118 Surface: Hard-Outdoor schedule for offseason workouts, establishing
Thursday’s Matches Singles

Golden State
W L Pct GB
27 14 .659 —
Chicago 45 16 22 7 39 131 163 First Round the tone for another championship run.
Starkville Academy at Columbus Christian, 5 p.m. St. Louis 41 17 20 4 38 114 132 Anna Blinkova, Russia, def. Zhang Shuai (3),
L.A. Clippers 24 16 .600 2½ Pacific Division China, 6-2, 0-6, 6-2. That may sound like a perpetual grind to
Winona at MSMS, 5:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers 22 19 .537 5 GP W L OT Pts GF GA Viktoria Kuzmova, Slovakia, def. Timea Babos,
Sacramento 20 21 .488 7 Calgary 44 27 13 4 58 157 126 Hungary, 6-3, 6-3. some folks.
Friday’s Matches Phoenix 10 32 .238 17½ Vegas
San Jose
46 27 15 4 58 140 121
45 25 13 7 57 160 138
Alize Cornet (6), France, def. Alison Bai,
Australia, 6-4, 6-2. Swinney calls it pure joy.
Caledonia at Louisville, 5 p.m. Tuesday’s Games
Indiana 123, Cleveland 115
Anaheim 43 19 17 7 45 104 127 Kirsten Flipkens (7), Belgium, def. Dalila “I get motivated by winning,” he said, his
New Hope at Kosciusko, 5 p.m. Vancouver 45 20 21 4 44 128 143 Jakupovic, Slovenia, 6-4, 7-5.
Philadelphia 132, Washington 115 Edmonton 43 20 20 3 43 120 138 Belinda Bencic, Switzerland, def. Mihaela voice rising with excitement. “I don’t have to
Madison Central at Starkville, 5:30 p.m. Denver 103, Miami 99 Arizona 42 18 21 3 39 108 118 Buzarnescu (2), Romania, 4-6, 6-3, 7-5.

Saturday’s Matches
Toronto 104, Atlanta 101 Los Angeles 44 17 24 3 37 99 130 Alison Van Uytvanck (8), Belgium, def. Madison
Brengle, United States, 7-6 (5), 7-5.
lose to get motivated. Man, I’m as motivated
Minnesota 119, Oklahoma City 117
Itawamba AHS at New Hope, Noon Phoenix 115, Sacramento 111 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for
Zoe Hives, Australia, def. Johanna Larsson, as I’ve ever been to get back to work with next
Sweden, 7-6 (1), 7-6 (2).
Heritage Academy at St. Joseph Tournament
Golden State 122, New York 95
L.A. Clippers 128, Charlotte 109
overtime loss. Top three teams in each division
and two wild cards per conference advance to
Sofia Kenin, United States, def. Caroline Garcia year’s team and kind of figure it out. It’s going
(1), France, 6-3, 6-2.
Today’s Games to be fun because we’ve got a lot of unbeliev-
Men’s College Basketball
playoffs. Magda Linette, Poland, def. Maria Sakkari (4),
Indiana at Boston, 6 p.m.
Greece, 3-6, 6-2, 6-4.
Philadelphia at Washington, 6 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Doubles able seniors that are moving on, but we’ve got
Today’s Game Atlanta at Brooklyn, 6:30 p.m.
Auburn at Ole Miss, 6 p.m. Cleveland at New Orleans, 7 p.m.
Boston 4, Minnesota 0
Carolina 4, N.Y. Islanders 3
First Round
Raluca Olaru, Romania, and Galina some dynamic pieces.”
Milwaukee at Houston, 7 p.m.
Thursday’s Games San Antonio at Memphis, 7 p.m.
Pittsburgh 5, Florida 1 Voskoboeva, Kazakhstan, def. Alexandra
Panova, Russia, and Laura Siegemund,
The Tigers completed one of the greatest
Buffalo 5, New Jersey 1
Campbellsville University Somerset at
Phoenix at Dallas, 7:30 p.m.
Orlando at Utah, 8 p.m.
Washington 5, Philadelphia 3 Germany, 6-4, 6-3.
Monica Niculescu, Romania, and Yang
seasons in college football — the best ever,
Tampa Bay 4, Columbus 0
Mississippi University for Women, 6 p.m. Chicago at Portland, 9 p.m.
Montreal 3, Detroit 2
Zhaoxuan (3), China, def. Jiang Xinyu and
Zhang Shuai, China, 6-4, 6-2.
in the estimation of Swinney and his players
Detroit at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m.
Middle Tennessee at Southern Mississippi, 7 p.m. Thursday’s Games
Dallas 3, St. Louis 1
Winnipeg 7, Colorado 4
Anastasia Potapova, Russia, and Dayana — with a stunning 44-16 blowout of mighty
Yastremska, Ukraine, def. Alison Bai and
Saturday’s Games Boston at Miami, 6 p.m.
L.A. Clippers at Denver, 8 p.m.
Vegas 4, N.Y. Rangers 2 Annerly Poulos, Australia, 6-3, 6-2. Alabama in the national championship game
Ole Miss at Mississippi State, Noon San Jose 7, Edmonton 2 Dalila Jakupovic, Slovenia, and Sabrina
Oklahoma City at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m.
Detroit at Sacramento, 9 p.m. Today’s Games Santamaria, United States, def. Vera Lapko, Monday night.
Texas A&M at Alabama, 2:30 p.m. Friday’s Games Nashville at Chicago, 7 p.m. Belarus, and Erin Routliffe, New Zealand, 5-7,
Clemson became the first team in ma-
Colorado at Calgary, 8:30 p.m. 6-0, 13-11.
UAB at Southern Mississippi, 4 p.m. Atlanta at Philadelphia, 6 p.m.
Sunday’s Game Milwaukee at Washington, 6 p.m. Ottawa at Anaheim, 9 p.m.
Thursday’s Games
Chan Hao-ching and Latisha Chan (1), Taiwan,
def. Monique Adamczak and Jessica Moore, jor-college history to finish 15-0 by dominating
Brooklyn at Toronto, 6:30 p.m.
Mississippi University for Women at Indiana at New York, 6:30 p.m. Nashville at Columbus, 6 p.m. Australia, 6-4, 7-5.
Irina-Camelia Begu and Mihaela Buzarnescu
the reigning champion, a squad that spent all
N.Y. Islanders at N.Y. Rangers, 6 p.m.
Campbellsville University Somerset, 2 p.m.
Cleveland at Houston, 7 p.m.
Dallas at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Washington at Boston, 6 p.m. (2), Romania, def. Kaitlyn Christian, United
States, and Alexa Guarachi, Chile, 1-6, 6-3,
season atop The Associated Press rankings.
Women’s College Basketball
Charlotte at Portland, 9 p.m.
L.A. Lakers at Utah, 9 p.m.
Toronto at New Jersey, 6 p.m.
Dallas at Philadelphia, 6 p.m.
10-8. See CLEMSON, 4B
Thursday’s Games
Chicago at Golden State, 9:30 p.m. Carolina at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m.
Montreal at St. Louis, 7 p.m. Transactions
Southern Miss at Middle Tennessee, 6:30 p.m. Football Winnipeg at Minnesota, 7 p.m.
Florida at Edmonton, 8 p.m.
Arizona at Vancouver, 9 p.m.
Tuesday’s Moves
LSU at Ole Miss, 7 p.m. NFL Playoffs San Jose at Vegas, 9 p.m. American League
Wild-card Playoffs CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Designated LHP Ian
Auburn at Alabama, 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5
Ottawa at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m.
Clarkin for assignment. Agreed to terms with
Friday’s Games
Georgia at Mississippi State, 8 p.m. Indianapolis 21, Houston 7
Dallas 24, Seattle 22
Buffalo at Carolina, 6:30 p.m. RHP Kelvin Herrera on a two-year contract.
KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Agreed to terms
Detroit at Winnipeg, 7 p.m.
Saturday’s Games Sunday, Jan. 6 Florida at Calgary, 8 p.m. with RHP Michael Ynoa to a minor league
L.A. Chargers 23, Baltimore 17 Pittsburgh at Anaheim, 9 p.m. contract.
Southern Mississippi at UAB, 2 p.m. Philadelphia 16, Chicago 15 TEXAS RANGERS — Named Eric Gagne
Mississippi University for Women at Wesleyan Divisional Playoffs
Saturday’s Games
Tennis bullpen coach of Nashville (PCL); Alex
Rodriguez trainer of Frisco (TL); Corey
Ragsdale manager, Chase Lambin and Turtle
College, 3 p.m. Indianapolis at Kansas City, 3:35 p.m. (NBC) Sydney International Thomas coaches, Luke Teeters trainer and
College Gymnastics Dallas at L.A. Rams, 7:15 p.m. (FOX)
Sunday’s Games
Los Angeles Chargers at New England,
At Olympic Park Tennis Centre
Adam Noel strength and conditioning coach of
Down East (Carolina); and Jared Goedert and
Josh Johnson coaches and Bronson Santillan
Friday’s Meet 12:05 p.m. (CBS) Purse: Men, $527,880 (ATP250); Women, trainer of Hickory (SAL).
Philadelphia at New Orleans, 3:40 p.m. (FOX) $823,000 (Premier)
Alabama hosts Michigan, Denver, Bowling Green Surface: Hard-Outdoor
National League
Conference Championships Singles
State Sunday, Jan. 20 Men
Jaime Schultz from Tampa Bay for RHP Caleb Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports
Sampen. Clemson running back Travis Etienne (9)
College Rifle NFC
TBD, 2:05 p.m. (FOX)
First Round
Andrey Rublev, Russia, def. Lucas Pouille (6),
NEW YORK METS — Placed 3B David
Wright on waivers for the purpose of his runs against Alabama defensive back Jared
France, 6-2, 6-3.
Saturday’s Meet TBD, 5:40 p.m. (CBS) Andreas Seppi (8), Italy, def. Jeremy Chardy,
unconditional release. Signed LHP Hector
Mayden (21) and defensive back Shyheim
Santiago to a minor league contract. Named
Ole Miss vs. Alaska-Fairbanks/Ohio State France, 7-5, 2-6, 6-4.
Pro Bowl Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, Spain, def. Denis Zach Weber manager of media relations, Alan
Suriel translator/public relations assistant and
Carter (5) in the first quarter Monday of the
(Columbus, Ohio) Sunday, Jan. 27
At Orlando, Florida
Kudla, United States, 7-5, 6-4.
John Millman, Australia, def. Frances Tiafoe, Zack Becker communications assistant. College Football Playoff Championship Game
Sunday’s Meet AFC vs. NFC, 2 p.m. (ABC/ESPN) United States, 4-6, 7-6 (5), 7-5.
NBA G League at Levi’s Stadium.
Marton Fucsovics (7), Hungary, def. James
Ole Miss vs. Akron (Columbus, Ohio) Super Bowl Duckworth, Australia, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4. AGUA CALIENTE CLIPPERS — Traded G

Alabama, Saban
Sunday, Feb. 3 Second Round Dakarai Allen to Grand Rapids for the returning
College Swimming & Diving At Atlanta
AFC champion vs. NFC champion, 5:30 p.m.
Jordan Thompson, Australia, def. Taro Daniel,
Japan, 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-0.
rights to C Nnanna Egwu.
Saturday’s Meet (CBS) Alex de Minaur (5), Australia, leads Reilly Rathan-Mayes to Texas for F Jameel Warney.
Opelka, United States, 1-0, susp.
Alabama hosts Miami men/Florida State women Amway College Football Women PHOENIX MERCURY — Fired assistant coach

face challenges
Todd Troxel.
Men’s College Tennis Coaches Top 25 First Round
Petra Kvitova (5), Czech Republic, def. Aryna FOOTBALL
The final poll, with first-place votes in parenthe- Sabalenka, Belarus, 6-1, 7-5. National Football League
Thursday’s Matches ses, final 2018 records, total points based on 25
points for first place through one point for 25th,
Ashleigh Barty, Australia, def. Jelena ARIZONA CARDINALS — Named Kliff
Ostapenko, Latvia, 6-3, 6-3. Kingsbury coach and agreed to terms with him
Mississippi State at Arizona State Invite and previous ranking:
Rec. Pts Pvs
Sloane Stephens (4), United States, def. on a four-year contract.
ATLANTA FALCONS — Named Dirk Koetter
Women’s College Tennis
after loss in finale
Ekaterina Alexandrova, Russia, 0-6, 7-6 (3),
1. Clemson (64) 15-0 1600 2 7-6 (3). offensive coordinator and Mike Mularkey tight
2. Alabama 14-1 1536 1 Priscilla Hon, Australia, def. Tatjana Maria, ends coach.
Saturday’s Matches 3. Ohio State
4. Oklahoma
13-1 1437 5
12-2 1415 4
Germany, 6-3, 7-6 (4). CHICAGO BEARS — Signed OL Dejon
Aliaksandra Sasnovich, Belarus, def. Daria Allen, DL Abdullah Anderson, RB Ryan Nall,
Ole Miss at NCTC Invitational (Palm Springs, 5. Notre Dame
6. Florida
12-1 1316 3
10-3 1192 10
Kasatkina (8), Russia, 6-1, 6-4. LBs James Vaughters and Josh Woods, WRs
Hsieh Su-wei, Taiwan, def. Danielle Collins, Tanner Gentry and Cyril Grayson and DBs John
California) 7. LSU 10-3 1186 11 United States, 7-6 (4), 6-3. Franklin III, Michael Joseph and Jonathon Min-
8. Georgia 11-3 1147 6 By JOHN ZENOR
College Track and Field 9. Texas
10. Washington State
10-4 1093 14
11-2 1007 13
Monica Puig, Puerto Rico, leads Anett
Kontaveit, Estonia, 5-2, susp.
Elise Mertens (10), Belgium, leads Katerina
cy to reserve/future contracts.
DETROIT LIONS — Named Mike Disner vice
president of football administration.
The Associated Press
Friday’s Meet 11. Kentucky
12. UCF
10-3 945 15
12-1 876 7
Siniakova, Czech Republic, 7-6 (4), 2-6, 4-1, GREEN BAY PACKERS — Named Matt
Alabama, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Southern 13. Washington
14. Michigan
10-4 807 9
10-3 780 8
Second Round
LaFleur coach.
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — Placed TE Alabama coach Nick Saban is famously
Miss at UAB Blazer Invite (Birmingham, Alabama) 15. Syracuse 10-3 720 17 Angelique Kerber (2), Germany, def. Camila
Giorgi, Italy, 7-6 (3), 6-2.
Jacob Holister on injured reserve. Signed TE
Stephen Anderson from the practice squad and
quick to start focusing on his postseason to-
16. Texas A&M 9-4 625 20
Doubles do list, whether the Crimson Tide just won a
on the air 17. Penn State 9-4 581 12 DB A.J. Howard and OL Dan Skipper to the
Men practice squad.
18. Fresno State
19. Northwestern
12-2 497 21
9-5 375 22 First Round TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS — Named Bruce national championship or fell short.
Martin Klizan, Slovakia, and Nicholas Monroe, Arians coach.
20. Army 11-2 333 25
It’s how he’s wired, and there’s plenty of
Today 21. Utah State
22. West Virginia
11-2 252 23
8-4 235 16
United States, def. Malek Jaziri, Tunisia, and
Marc Lopez, Spain, walkover.
Jamie Murray, Britain, and Bruno Soares (2),
Canadian Football League
work to do this offseason.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL 23. Cincinnati 11-2 186 NR Bryant Mitchell.
5:30 p.m. — Georgetown at Xavier, FS1
24. Boise State 10-3 165 24 Brazil, def. Santiago Gonzalez, Mexico, and
Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi, Pakistan, 6-4, 6-4.
terms with DT Jake Thomas.
Saban needs to regroup from easily the
25. Iowa 9-4 107 NR
5:30 p.m. — Vanderbilt at Georgia, SEC Network Also Receiving Votes: Mississippi State Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah
(1), Colombia, def. Roman Jebavy, Czech
GOLF worst beating of his Alabama tenure , Monday
102, Utah 75, Appalachian State 56, Stanford RYDER CUP EUROPE — Named Padraig Har-
6 p.m. — Ohio State at Rutgers, Big Ten Network 38, Iowa State 29, Auburn 27, Oregon 18, Republic, and Andres Molteni, Argentina, 7-6
(5), 6-4.
rington captain of the 2020 team. night’s 44-16 loss to Clemson in Santa Clara,
6 p.m. — Marquette at Creighton, CBS Sports
Missouri 14, Alabama-Birmingham 9, Georgia
Southern 7, Virginia 5, North Carolina State 2, Ivan Dodig, Croatia, and Edouard Roger-
National Hockey League California.
Vasselin, France, def. Rohan Bopanna and
Network Troy 2, Wisconsin 2, Duke 1.
Divij Sharan, India, 6-2, 6-4.
Renouf from Charlotte (AHL).
That will certainly include plotting how to
6 p.m. — Auburn at Ole Miss, ESPN2 Football Championship Matthew Ebden, Australia, and Robert
Lindstedt, Sweden, def. Maximo Gonzalez, COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS — Recalld F better match up with the Tigers, the opponent
6 p.m. — Houston at Temple, ESPNEWS Subdivision Coaches Poll Argentina, and Nicolas Jarry, Chile, 7-6 (2), Maxime Fortier from Jacksonville (ECHL) to
Cleveland (AHL). in four playoff meetings already.
Final 7-6 (1).
6 p.m. — West Virginia at Kansas State, ESPNU Rec. Pts Pvs Alex Bolt and Matt Reid, Australia, def. Dusan NEW YORK ISLANDERS — Returned F Josh
“I don’t think that one game necessarily
Lajovic, Serbia, and Andreas Seppi, Italy, 6-3, Ho-Sang to Bridgeport (AHL).
7:30 p.m. — Butler at Seton Hall, FS1 1. North Dakota State (26)
2. Eastern Washington
650 1
623 3 7-6 (6). SAN JOSE SHARKS — Recalled D Michael
defines who you are, and that’s certainly what
Brodzinski and Cody Donaghey from Orlando
7:30 p.m. — Florida at Arkansas, SEC Network 3. South Dakota State 10-3 590 5 Women
8 p.m. — Iowa at Northwestern, Big Ten Network
4. Kennesaw State 11-2 558 2 First Round (ECHL) to San Jose (AHL).
I’d like for our players to know,” Saban said
5. Maine 10-4 521 14 Anna-Lena Groenefeld, Germany, and Vania
8 p.m. — Massachusetts at St. Louis, CBS 6. Weber State 10-3 502 4 King, United States, def. Nicole Melichar, WORLD ANTI-DOPING AGENCY — Named after the loss. “I think you learn a lot from ex-
Catherine MacLean director/education and
Sports Network
7. Colgate
8. UC Davis
492 7
468 10
United States, and Kveta Peschke (2), Czech
Republic, 6-7 (3), 6-3, 10-7. communications and Tom May director/pro- periences like this.”
gram development and National and Regional
8 p.m. — TCU at Kansas, ESPN2 9. Princeton
10. James Madison
432 8
405 6
Gabriela Dabrowski, Canada, and Xu Yifan (1),
China, def. Raquel Atawo, United States, and Anti-Doping Organizations relations. It was undoubtedly a humbling experience
8 p.m. — Virginia at Boston College, ESPNU 11. N.C. A&T
12. Wofford
388 11
364 12
Katarina Srebotnik, Slovenia, 6-4, 4-6, 11-9.
Miyu Kato and Makoto Ninomiya, Japan, def.
Major League Soccer
for a team that won every regular-season game
10 p.m. — San Jose State at Nevada, CBS 13. Jacksonville State 9-4 347 9 Shuko Aoyama, Japan, and Lidziya Marozava, FC DALLAS — Signed M Bryan Acosta from
Tenerife (Segunda Division-Spain).
by at least 22 points. And both Clemson and
14. Nicholls 9-4 328 13 Belarus, 6-3, 6-4.
Sports Network 15. Dartmouth 9-1 275 15 Andreja Klepac, Slovenia, and Maria Jose National Women’s Soccer League Alabama will be among the favorites to return
NBA 16. SE Missouri State 9-4 235 20 Martinez Sanchez (3), Spain, def. Priscilla Hon WASHINGTON SPIRIT — Named Richie
17. Montana State 8-5 193 24 and Ajla Tomljanovic, Australia, 7-5, 3-6, 10-8. Burke coach and technical director, Michael to the College Football Playoffs next season.
7 p.m. — Milwaukee at Houston, ESPN 18. Stony Brook 7-5 161 16 Eri Hozumi, Japan, and Alicja Rosolska, Minthorne high performance coach and
Alabama hadn’t lost by more than 14 points
19. Elon 6-5 153 17 Poland, def. Oksana Kalashnikova, Georgia, Christian Cziommer tactical analyst and team
9:30 p.m. — Detroit at LA Lakers, ESPN 20. San Diego 9-3 133 18 and Tatjana Maria, Germany, 7-5, 6-3. performance coach. since Saban’s arrival in 2007, winning five na-
tional titles in that span. There’s clearly anoth-
7 p.m. — Nashville at Chicago, NBC Sports Network
briefly er huge obstacle beyond even the Southeast-
Thursday sessions, and hit in the cages for the first time this season,
ern Conference itself: The Clemson Tigers.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL Ole Miss coach Mike Smith was pleased with the energy he saw. The Tide finished 14-1 and ranked No. 2,
6 p.m. — SMU at Connecticut, CBS Sports won a Southeastern Conference title, and still
Athletic Department will hold Town Hall “I couldn’t sleep last night,” Smith said. “It was great
to be outside for the first time for an opening practice didn’t measure up to the program’s own ele-
6 p.m. — Cincinnati at Tulsa, ESPN2 meetings in February in my five years here. The girls came back better than I phant-sized expectations.
6 p.m. — Winthrop at Campbell, ESPNU OXFORD — Ole Miss Athletics will hold seven town thought they would. I was very pleasantly surprised with
7 p.m. — Michigan at Illinois, FS1 hall meetings across the region from Feb. 11-28, led by Vice what we did and where we’re at. We’re much further “We had a great season, but five words:
8 p.m. — Robert Morris at St. Francis, CBS Chancellor for Intercollegiate Athletics Ross Bjork. along now than we ever have been. In 22 years of coach- Good is not good enough,” said quarterback
Sports Network The meeting schedule will features stops in Cleveland ing, this is the best any of my teams has ever come back Tua Tagovailoa , the Heisman Trophy run-
(5:30-7 p.m. Feb. 11, at the Grammy Museum in Cleveland), after a Christmas break.” ner-up. “We didn’t finish the way we wanted
8 p.m. — TBA, ESPN Corinth (5:30-7 p.m. Feb. 12, at the Franklin Courtyard), Ole Miss will feature nine newcomers. Smith said the
8 p.m. — TBA, ESPN2 Jackson (5:30-7 p.m. Feb. 18, at The Westin), Oxford transition for those players has been “seamless.”
to finish. We didn’t do the things we needed
8 p.m. — East Carolina at Memphis, ESPNU (12:30-2 p.m. Feb. 23, at The Inn at Ole Miss), Tupelo (5:30- “Kudos to our veteran players,” Smith said. “They’ve to do to execute and be successful in this
9 p.m. — Washington at Utah, FS1 7 p.m. Feb. 25, at the BancorpSouth Conference Center), done an outstanding job of bringing these kids into the fold, game, and that’s all it is.”
10 p.m. — Pacific at Gonzaga, ESPN2 Gulfport (5:30-7 p.m. teaching them how Ole Miss plays and helping them buy See ALABAMA, 4B
10 p.m. — USC at Oregon State, ESPNU Feb. 26, at the Lynn Meadows Discovery Center), and into the process. They’ve all blended together. They love
WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL Memphis (5:30-7 p.m. at the Hilton). each other, they care about each other and they want to
11 a.m. — Quinnipiac at Marist, ESPNU The meetings are open to all fans, friends and alumni. compete for each other. That’s what it takes to win.”
4 p.m. — Morehead State at Belmont, ESPNU In addition to answering questions, Bjork will discuss Ole Miss will open the season Feb. 7 at the Friends
5 p.m. — Indiana at Ohio State, Big Ten Network the strategic plan for the athletics department, provide a of Jaclyn Tournament in Orlando, Florida. It will face UCF,
financial overview, give updates on sports programs, and Ohio State, Minnesota, and George Mason.
6 p.m. — Louisville at Notre Dame, ESPN
review the recently concluded NCAA case.
6 p.m. — Kentucky at Tennessee, SEC Network
7 p.m. — Iowa at Purdue, Big Ten Network
n Men’s basketball team will play host to No. 10
Auburn: At Oxford, the men’s basketball team will play host
Junior Colleges
8 p.m. — Georgia at Mississippi State, SEC to No. 10 Auburn at 6 p.m. Wednesday Ready to Battle No. ICC basketball teams split doubleheader
Network 10 Auburn at The Pavilion Wednesday (ESPN2) at The FULTON — The Itawamba Community College
GOLF Pavilion at Ole Miss. basketball teams split a doubleheader against Baton Rouge
5 p.m. — PGA Tour, Sony Open, first round, Ole Miss (11-2, 1-0 Southeastern Conference), which C.C. on Tuesday night at the Davis Event Center.
Honolulu, Hawaii, GLF is riding an eight-game winning streak, is coming off an In the women’s game, Shaniyah Buford had a
NBA 81-71 victory against Vanderbilt on Saturday in Nashville, team-high 20 points to lead ICC to a 79-57 victory. Former
6 p.m. — Boston at Miami, TNT Tennessee. Columbus High School standout Zaria Jenkins had 15
Auburn (11-2) hasn’t played since a 95-49 victory points for the Lady Indians (9-2, 1-0 Mississippi Association
9:30 p.m. — Houston at Golden State, TNT Alabama Athletic Media Relations
against North Florida on Dec. 29, 2018. of Community and Junior Colleges North Division).
NHL n Softball team holds first practice: At Oxford, the Alabama’s Jerry Jeudy had five catches for
In the men’s game, Ma’Darius Hobson had 18 points,
7 p.m. — Winnipeg at Minnesota, NBC Sports softball team held its first practice Tuesday as it continues but ICC lost 72-70. Travonta Doolittle had 16 points for the 139 yards, including a 62-yard touchdown
Network preparations for the 2019 season. Indians (5-6, 0-1). catch, on Monday in the No. 1 Alabama
After watching his team field grounders, throw bullpen — From Special Reports football team’s 44-16 loss to No. 2 Clemson.
The Dispatch • Wednesday, January 9, 2019 3B


MSU’s Peters one of 10 named to watch list for sport’s top honor
From Special Reports the award in 2018 and was Anderson’s a super Peters, 2016 javelin the Grenadian national holds the world record
MSU’s first semifinalist. talented kid and a national champion record with a throw of in the outdoor decathlon
STARKVILLE — “This is an outstand- great student. He’s Curtis Thompson 84.81m (278-3) in 2017. and indoor heptathlon —
Mississippi State’s An- ing accomplishment,” everything that returns for his final In 2018, he captured the
derson Peters was named claimed it in 2010.
MSU interim head coach The Bowerman em- campaign. Nico- javelin crown at the 2018
Tuesday one of 10 athletes “It’s great to have
Chris Woods said. “It bodies.” las Quijera is the NACAC Championships
on the men’s preseason goes to show how much As a freshman, third member of and earning bronze at somebody on The Bower-
watch list for The Bower- work that he and coach Peters captured Peters the troupe, throw- the 2018 Commonwealth man watch list from Mis-
man, collegiate track and (April) Thomas have the NCAA javelin ing 80.21m (263-2) Games. Of the 19 prior sissippi State,” Thomas
field’s highest honor. been putting into his title in June with en route to a run- winners, seven have gone said. “Hopefully he can
The Bowerman was event and his craft. It’s a meet-record toss of ner-up finish at the 2018 on to become Olympians. win it because he’d be in
created in 2009 and is difficult for field athletes 82.82m (217 feet, 9 inch- NCAA Championships. The men’s winner has school history to do that.
given annually to the top to win, but he’s the NCAA es) on his third throw in All performances from come from the Southeast- That would be wonderful.
male and female athlete meet record holder. This Eugene, Oregon. the indoor and outdoor ern Conference in four of
It’d put Mississippi State
in track and field by the year, he’s going to try to The St. Andrews, Gre- seasons are considered, the past five years.
U.S. Track and Field and break the NCAA overall nada, native, is part of the including international No thrower has won on the map and continue
Cross Country Coaches record. If he does those only program in the nation competition. the award, though multi- to push ‘JavU.’ I’m happy
Association. Peters fin- things, I don’t see why to have three men throw On the internation- event athlete and Olympi- for him, and hopefully he
ished as a semifinalist for he shouldn’t be a finalist. 80 meters. In addition to al stage, Peters holds an Ashton Eaton — who can keep it rolling.”

Tuesday’s Men’s Major
College Scores
Brown 97, Canisius 90, OT
Buffalo 110, Toledo 80
Marist 78, Manhattan 63
No. 18 Kentucky 85,
Texas A&M 74
TEXAS A&M (6-7): Mekowulu 1-3 4-4 6,
Starks 7-15 2-3 18, Mitchell 3-10 2-2 10, Chan-
dler 7-9 4-4 18, Flagg 5-11 0-0 13, J.Walker 2-2
0-0 4, Nebo 1-2 0-0 2, Mahan 1-4 0-0 3. Totals
Tuesday’s Women’s Major
College Scores
Tulane 66, Temple 57

Florida Gulf Coast 68, North Alabama 52
Waters leads Tigers past Crimson Tide
Villanova 76, St. John’s 71
Yale 88, Skidmore 59
27-56 12-13 74.
KENTUCKY (11-3): Johnson 2-9 4-4 8,
Gardner-Webb 52, Campbell 38
Hampton 61, UNC-Asheville 58 The Associated Press
LSU 88, Alabama 79
SOUTH Washington 4-8 1-1 9, Travis 3-6 0-0 6, Hagans Kennesaw St. 75, Jacksonville 55
Duke 87, Wake Forest 65 4-6 10-11 18, Herro 7-14 4-4 21, Montgomery North Florida 68, Lipscomb 53
Kentucky 85, Texas A&M 74
LSU 88, Alabama 79
2-4 0-0 4, Richards 2-2 1-1 5, Baker 1-3 1-1 4,
Quickley 4-4 0-1 10. Totals 29-56 21-23 85.
Presbyterian 81, Longwood 66
Radford 80, High Point 58 BATON ROUGE, La. — LSU point guard “Kavell was a huge difference-maker,”
NC A&T 104, Mid-Atlantic Christian 56
North Alabama 61, Florida Gulf Coast 56
Halftime—Kentucky 46-34. 3-Point
Goals—Texas A&M 8-17 (Flagg 3-4, Mitchell
Samford 73, Montevallo 47
Stetson 69, Liberty 52
Tremont Waters was sitting on the floor when Wade said. “We don’t win tonight without
North Carolina 90, NC State 82
South Carolina 87, Mississippi St. 82, OT
2-4, Starks 2-5, Mahan 1-4), Kentucky 6-18
(Herro 3-7, Quickley 2-2, Baker 1-2, Hagans
UCF 62, South Florida 49
VCU 68, La Salle 38
he broke Alabama’s back. him.”
MIDWEST 0-1, Washington 0-2, Johnson 0-4). Re- Winthrop 57, Charleston Southern 52 Waters capped his 19-point, seven-assist Ja’Vonte Smart scored 15 and Days 14 for
Bowling Green 82, Ohio 63 bounds—Texas A&M 25 (Flagg 9), Kentucky 26 MIDWEST
Cent. Michigan 88, Akron 86, OT (Johnson 6). Assists—Texas A&M 8 (Mitchell Maryland 81, Nebraska 63 performance by rifling a pass under the hoop the Tigers (11-3, 1-0 Southeastern Confer-
Drake 82, S. Illinois 70 5), Kentucky 16 (Hagans 4). Total Fouls—Texas Michigan 79, Northwestern 78
E. Michigan 84, Ball St. 82, 2OT A&M 19, Kentucky 13. Technicals—Mekowulu, from a seated position to set up Darius Days’ ence), who’ve won four straight and six of
Evansville 67, Loyola of Chicago 48 J.Walker, Washington. A—22,048 (23,500). The AP Women’s dunk, and LSU defeated Alabama 88-79 on
Illinois St. 70, N. Iowa 69
Top 25 Fared seven.
Kent St. 88, W. Michigan 73 LSU 88, Alabama 79 Tuesday night.
Maryland 82, Minnesota 67 ALABAMA (10-4): Hall 2-4 3-4 7, Ingram Tuesday Kira Lewis Jr. scored 15 for Alabama (10-4,
Michigan St. 77, Purdue 59
Missouri St. 72, Indiana St. 57
1-4 0-1 2, Jones 5-10 0-2 10, Lewis 3-11 8-8
15, Mack 3-8 0-0 6, Smith 1-3 0-0 2, A.Reese
1. Notre Dame (14-1) did not play. Next:
vs. No. 2 Louisville, Thursday. “He should be on the baseball team at 1-1), which saw its five-game winning streak
N. Illinois 83, Miami (Ohio) 70 2-5 6-6 12, Giddens 3-4 0-0 6, A.Johnson 1-1 2. Louisville (14-0) did not play. Next: at
No. 1 Notre Dame, Thursday. LSU,” Crimson Tide coach Avery Johnson snapped.
Tennessee 87, Missouri 63 0-0 2, Petty 2-9 3-3 9, Norris 2-3 2-2 8. Totals
Valparaiso 61, Bradley 50 25-62 22-26 79. 3. UConn (12-1) did not play. Next: vs.
Cincinnati, Wednesday.
said while discussing Waters’ pivotal pass “We are a much better team than we
SOUTHWEST LSU (11-3): Reid 2-5 2-2 7, Bigby-Williams 4. Baylor (11-1) did not play. Next: vs. that helped stunt Alabama’s late comeback
Baylor 73, Iowa St. 70 5-7 4-4 14, Waters 6-9 5-7 19, Mays 2-6 4-4 8, Kansas State, Wednesday. showed tonight,” Johnson said. “We need all
Oklahoma St. 61, Texas 58 Taylor 2-6 0-1 4, Days 5-10 1-2 14, Williams 2-3 5. Oregon (13-1) did not play. Next: at bid. “He threw a left-handed curveball that
Texas Tech 66, Oklahoma 59 2-2 7, Smart 4-11 4-5 15. Totals 28-57 22-27 88. Southern Cal, Friday. of our guys to show up and play and it is my
FAR WEST Halftime—LSU 43-28. 3-Point Goals— 6. Stanford (12-1) did not play. Next: at split the trap. ... It was a strike.”
Colorado St. 87, Air Force 64 Alabama 7-24 (Norris 2-3, A.Reese 2-4, Petty No. 19 Arizona State, Friday. job to get them ready.”
San Diego St. 84, Wyoming 54 2-6, Lewis 1-6, Ingram 0-2, Mack 0-3), LSU 7. Mississippi State (14-1) did not play. LSU coach Will Wade looked amused by
UNLV 80, New Mexico 69 10-15 (Days 3-4, Smart 3-5, Waters 2-2, Reid
1-1, Williams 1-1, Mays 0-2). Fouled Out—Reid,
Next: vs. Georgia, Thursday.
Johnson’s suggestion that Waters play base- Alex Reese had 12 points and Herbert
The AP Top 25 Fared Norris. Rebounds—Alabama 33 (Petty 8), LSU
8. N.C. State (15-0) did not play. Next: vs.
Jones 10 for the Tide, which got as close as
Tuesday 34 (Bigby-Williams 13). Assists—Alabama 14
Pittsburgh, Thursday. ball, but was having none of it.
1. Duke (13-1) beat Wake Forest 87-65. (Jones 5), LSU 15 (Waters 7). Total Fouls—Ala-
9. Maryland (14-1) beat Nebraska 81-63.
Next: vs. Michigan, Saturday. “I don’t think our baseball team needs 79-75 with 1:46 left before LSU responded
Next: at No. 13 Florida State, Saturday. bama 20, LSU 19. A—9,718 (13,215).
2. Michigan (15-0) did not play. Next: at
10. Oregon State (12-2) did not play. Next:
him,” Wade said. “They’re pretty stacked as with Bigby-Williams’ dunk and Marlon Tay-
Illinois, Thursday. Southeastern at UCLA, Friday.
3. Tennessee (13-1) beat Missouri 87-63.
11. Texas (12-2) did not play. Next: vs.
it is.” lor’s put-back of a missed free throw.
Next: at Florida, Saturday. Conference Men Oklahoma, Wednesday.
4. Virginia (13-0) did not play. Next: at Conf. Pct. Overall Pct. 12. Syracuse (13-2) did not play. Next: vs.
North Carolina, Sunday. The dazzling scoring, dribbling and pass- Waters’ baskets ranged from a deep 3 to a
Tennessee 2-0 1.000 13-1 .929
Boston College, Wednesday.
5. Gonzaga (14-2) did not play. Next: vs. S. Carolina 2-0 1.000 7-7 .500
13. Tennessee (12-2) did not play. Next:
vs. No. 16 Kentucky, Thursday. ing of the 5-foot-11 Waters was complemented flamboyant driving scoop on which he used
Pacific, Thursday.
6. Michigan State (14-2) beat Purdue
Ole Miss
1-0 1.000 11-2
1-0 1.000 11-3
14. Gonzaga (15-1) did not play. Next: vs.
Portland, Saturday. by the hustle and grit of 6-11 Oregon transfer an outside-in flip of his right hand to bank the
77-59. Next: at Penn State, Sunday.
7. Kansas (12-2) did not play. Next: vs. No.
Arkansas 1-0 1.000 10-3 .769 15. Marquette (12-3) did not play. Next: at Kavell Bigby-Williams. The Englishman tied ball in from the left side of the hoop.
Kentucky 1-1 .500 11-3 .786 Villanova, Friday.
25 TCU, Wednesday.
8. Texas Tech (14-1) beat No. 23
Alabama 1-1 .500 10-4 .714 16. Kentucky (14-2) did not play. Next: at a season high with 14 points, including a piv- “He’s an elite player,” Wade said. “It’s just
No. 13 Tennessee, Thursday.
Oklahoma 66-59. Next: at Texas, Saturday.
9. Virginia Tech (13-1) did not play. Next:
Miss. State
0-0 .000 11-2
0-1 .000 12-2
.857 17. Iowa (11-3) did not play. Next: at otal dunk with 1:19 left, to go with his season vision and being able to see things and be-
Purdue, Thursday.
at Georgia Tech, Wednesday. Missouri
0-1 .000 9-4
0-1 .000 9-4
18. Minnesota (12-2) did not play. Next: at high 13 rebounds and five blocked shots in ing able to make things happen. ... Tre just
10. Nevada (14-1) did not play. Next: vs. No. 23 Michigan State, Wednesday.
San Jose State, Wednesday. Georgia 0-1 .000 8-5 .615 19. Arizona State (11-3) did not play. 24 minutes. attacked more. He was ready to go.”
11. Auburn (11-2) did not play. Next: at Florida 0-1 .000 8-5 .615 Next: vs. No. 6 Stanford, Friday.
Mississippi, Wednesday. Texas A&M 0-2 .000 6-7 .462 20. Iowa State (12-2) did not play. Next:

No. 3 Tennessee earns big win at Missouri
12. North Carolina (12-3) beat No. 15 N.C. vs. TCU, Wednesday.
State 90-82. Next: vs. Louisville, Saturday. Today’s Games 21. South Carolina (10-4) did not play.
13. Florida State (12-2) did not play. Next: Tennessee 87, Missouri 63 Next: vs. Florida, Thursday.
vs. Miami, Wednesday. Kentucky 85, Texas A&M 74 22. Florida State (14-1) did not play. Next:
14. Mississippi State (12-2) lost to South vs. Clemson, Sunday.
Carolina 87-82. Next: vs. Mississippi, Saturday. South Carolina 87, Mississippi State 82, OT
23. Michigan State (11-3) did not play.
LSU 88, Alabama 79
15. N.C. State (13-2) lost to No. 12 North
Carolina 90-82. Next: vs. Pittsburgh, Saturday. Today’s Games
Next: vs. No. 18 Minnesota, Wednesday.
24. California (10-3) did not play. Next: at
By The Associated Press
SEC Men’s Roundup “The whole season is about
Vanderbilt at Georgia, 5:30 p.m. (SEC Network)
16. Ohio State (12-2) did not play. Next: at
Rutgers, Wednesday. Auburn at Ole Miss, 6 p.m. (ESPN2)
Arizona, Friday.
25. Indiana (14-1) did not play. Next: at
building,” the coach said. “We
17. Houston (15-0) did not play. Next: at Florida at Arkansas, 7:30 p.m. (SEC Network) Ohio State, Thursday. COLUMBIA, Mo. — Ten- won a game. We won a league
Temple, Wednesday.
18. Kentucky (11-3) beat Texas A&M 85-
Thursday’s Games
No games scheduled USA Today Women’s Top 25 nessee men’s basketball came off the bench and game. We won our first league
The weekly poll, with first-place votes in
74. Next: vs. Vanderbilt, Saturday.
19. Buffalo (14-1) beat Toledo 110-80.
Friday’s Games
No games scheduled
parentheses, records through Jan. 7, points coach Rick Barnes told Kyle scored 20 points for the sec- game. Good start.”
Next: vs. Miami (Ohio), Saturday.
20. Iowa State (12-3) lost to Baylor 73-70.
Saturday’s Games
based on 25 points for a first-place vote through
one point for a 25th-place vote and previous Alexander to stop thinking ond straight game, Jordan The Wildcats (11-3, 1-1)
Missouri at South Carolina, Noon
Next: vs. Kansas State, Saturday.
21. Marquette (12-3) did not play. Next: at (SEC Network)
Rec. Pts Pvs about scoring and concen- Bone added 17 points and Ad- definitely had room for im-
Creighton, Wednesday.
22. Indiana (12-3) did not play. Next: at
Ole Miss at Mississippi State, Noon (WCBI)
Texas A&M at Alabama, 2:30 p.m.
1. Notre Dame (15)
2. Louisville (9)
14-1 769 2
14-0 758 3 trate only on defense and re- miral Schofield finished with provement after Saturday’s
Maryland, Friday. (SEC Network) 3. UConn (6)
4. Baylor (2)
12-1 749 1
11-1 712 7
bounding. 16 points and nine rebounds. 77-75 loss at Alabama, disap-
23. Oklahoma (12-3) lost to No. 8 Texas Georgia at Auburn, 3 p.m. (ESPN2)
Tech 66-59. Next: vs. No. 25 TCU, Saturday. Tennessee at Florida, 5 p.m. (ESPN) 5. Oregon
6. Mississippi State
13-1 669 5
14-1 636 6
Since the talk last week, Freshman guard Xavier pointment that translated into
24. St. John’s (14-2) lost to Villanova
76-71. Next: vs. DePaul, Saturday.
LSU at Arkansas, 5 p.m. (SEC Network)
Vanderbilt at Kentucky, 7:30 p.m.
7. Stanford
8. N.C. State
12-1 611 8
15-0 579 9
the points and rebounds Pinson scored 14 points and an early hangover against the
25. TCU (12-1) did not play. Next: at No. 7
Kansas, Wednesday.
(SEC Network)
Sunday’s Games
9. Maryland 13-1 545 4 have come in bunches for the Jordan Geist had 12 first-half Aggies.
10. Oregon State 12-2 500 11
No. 3 Tennessee 87, No games scheduled 11. Texas 12-2 454 12 6-foot-11 senior forward. points for Missouri. The Ti- Kentucky started bad-
12. Syracuse 13-2 431 14
Missouri 63 Conference USA 13. Tennessee 12-2 409 10 Alexander scored 14 points gers were playing for just the ly on both ends with four
TENNESSEE (13-1): Williams 1-8 2-2 4, Conference All Games 14. Marquette 12-3 364 16
Alexander 6-8 2-2 14, Pons 1-2 0-0 3, Schof- W L Pct. W L Pct. 15. Gonzaga 15-1 344 18 and grabbed a career-high second time since Dec. 22, and missed shots, turnovers and
16. Kentucky 14-2 309 15
ield 6-11 3-5 16, Bone 5-10 5-6 17, Fulkerson
2-2 0-0 4, Walker 0-0 0-0 0, Turner 3-5 0-0 9,
North Texas
3 0 1.000 15 1 .938
2 0 1.000 10 5 .667 17. Iowa 11-3 279 20 17 rebounds as third-ranked they began with a flurry. Led defensive breakdowns the
Bowden 7-12 6-6 20. Totals 31-58 18-21 87.
MISSOURI (9-4): Puryear 4-9 0-1 9, Tilm-
2 0
2 0
1.000 9 6
1.000 8 7
18. Florida State
19. Arizona State
14-1 213 23
11-3 212 22 Tennessee routed Missouri by the scoring and passing of Aggies seized upon for a pair
on 1-4 1-2 3, Ma.Smith 3-8 0-0 8, Geist 3-10
4-4 12, Pickett 3-8 0-2 7, Nikko 1-1 0-1 2, San-
Old Dominion
2 1 .667 7 9 .438
1 1 .500 11 4 .733
20. Minnesota
21. California
12-2 179 13
10-3 111 19 87-63 Tuesday at Mizzou Are- Geist, they took a 27-18 lead of 10-point leads. Kentucky
tos 3-7 0-0 7, M.Smith 0-1 0-0 0, Suggs 0-0 0-0
0, Watson 0-2 1-2 1, Pinson 3-7 7-8 14. Totals
1 1 .500 10 5 .667
1 1 .500 10 5 .667
22. Iowa State
23. Miami
12-2 99 —
14-3 83 — na. It was Alexander’s second when Geist made a nifty feed quickly regrouped with a 19-6
21-57 13-20 63. W. Kentucky 1 1 .500 8 7 .533 24. Michigan State
25. South Carolina
11-3 82 17
10-4 60 —
straight double-double in to Kevin Puryear for a dunk run over 5:21. Hagans had a
Halftime—Tennessee 42-31. 3-Point La. Tech 1 2 .333 11 5 .688
Goals—Tennessee 7-19 (Turner 3-4, Bone 2-5, UTEP 0 2 .000 5 8 .385 Also Receiving Votes: Missouri 59, Southeastern Conference play.
Indiana 44, DePaul 29, UAB 21, Texas A&M 18,
with 7:04 left in the first half. pair of steals during the spurt
Pons 1-1, Schofield 1-3, Williams 0-2, Bowden Charlotte 0 2 .000 3 10 .231
0-4), Missouri 8-22 (Ma.Smith 2-3, Geist 2-8, Middle Tenn. 0 2 .000 3 12 .200 Rutgers 13, Virginia Tech 12, Central Michigan
10, Drake 9, UCF 6, New Mexico 6, UCLA 5,
“He’s telling you every- But Jeremiah Tilmon and in which everything clicked.
Puryear 1-2, Pinson 1-2, Santos 1-3, Pickett Southern Miss. 0 3 .000 8 7 .533
1-3, Watson 0-1). Fouled Out—Tilmon, Wil- Tulane 3, Michigan 2, South Alabama 2, thing you don’t want to hear, Mark Smith — two of Mis- The Wildcats led 46-34 at
Arizona 1, Butler 1, Ohio 1, Troy 1.
liams, Turner. Rebounds—Tennessee 36 (Al-
exander 17), Missouri 24 (Ma.Smith, Puryear
Thursday’s Games
Old Dominion at FAU, 6 p.m. but you need to hear,” Alex- souri’s top three scorers — the break before having to
SEC Women
5). Assists—Tennessee 12 (Bone 5), Missouri
12 (Geist 5). Total Fouls—Tennessee 19, Mis-
Charlotte at FIU, 6 p.m.
UAB at Louisiana Tech, 6:30 p.m. Conf. Pct. Overall Pct. ander said of his talk with sat most of the first half with withstand a second-half come-
Miss. State 2-0 1.000 14-1 .933
souri 19. Technicals—Tennessee coach Rick
Barnes, Tilmon. A—10,165 (15,061).
Middle Tennessee at Southern Mississippi,
7 p.m. Missouri 2-0 1.000 13-3 .813 Barnes. “Those are kind foul trouble, and the Tigers back by the Aggies (6-7, 0-2),
South Carolina 87,
Rice at UTSA, 7 p.m.
North Texas at UTEP, 8 p.m.
Georgia 2-0 1.000 11-4 .733
S. Carolina 2-0 1.000 10-4 .714 of like the father-son meet- couldn’t sustain their early who got within 66-64 with
No. 14 Miss. St. 82, OT Southwestern Athletic
1-1 .500 14-2 .875
1-1 .500 13-2 .867 ings, the talks with your dad. surge. 7:55 left. Immanuel Quickley
MISSISSIPPI STATE (12-2): Holman 6-11
3-4 20, Ado 5-7 2-4 12, Peters 5-14 2-5 16, Conference
Tennessee 1-1 .500 12-2 .857
Arkansas 1-1 .500 12-4 .750
They’re beneficial, but you n No. 18 Kentucky 85, answered with a 3-pointer
N.Weatherspoon 7-12 3-4 17, Q.Weatherspoon
5-14 3-4 15, Feazell 0-0 0-0 0, Perry 0-3 0-2

Conference All Games
W L Pct. W L Pct.
1-1 .500 10-4 .714
1-1 .500 9-6 .600
don’t always want to hear Texas A&M 74: At Lexing- and PJ Washington eventual-
0, Woodard 0-1 0-0 0, Carter 1-2 0-0 2. Totals Texas Southern 2 0 1.000 7 8 .467 Texas A&M 0-2 .000 11-4 .733 what he has to say.” ton, Kentucky, After an awful ly followed with a three-point
29-64 13-23 82. Alabama St. 2 0 1.000 4 9 .308 Ole Miss 0-2 .000 6-10 .375
SOUTH CAROLINA (7-7): Silva 5-11 Prairie View 2 0 1.000 4 11 .267 Vanderbilt 0-2 .000 5-10 .333 The Volunteers (13-1, 2-0 start, Kentucky coach John play for an 11-point cushion
0-0 11, Bryant 3-9 0-0 7, Kotsar 10-18 5-5 Ark.-Pine Bluff 1 0 1.000 4 10 .286 Florida 0-2 .000 4-11 .267
25, Campbell 3-10 2-4 10, Lawson 3-11 0-0 6, Jackson St. 1 1 .500 3 11 .214 SEC) displayed their depth Calipari was happy to see his that held up.
Haase 3-8 3-4 11, Hinson 0-1 0-0 0, Gravett Alabama A&M 1 1 .500 2 14 .125 Tuesday’s Games
6-13 3-4 17. Totals 33-81 13-17 87. MVSU 0 1 .000 2 13 .133 No games scheduled against the Tigers (9-4, 0-1 team finish off Texas A&M. “We started pretty slow
Halftime—South Carolina 41-37. End
Of Regulation—Tied 75. 3-Point Goals—Mis-
Grambling St.
Alcorn St.
0 2
0 2
.000 6 9
.000 4 10
Today’s Games
No games scheduled SEC). Grant Williams en- Tyler Herro had 21 points, and eventually we got it going
sissippi St. 11-25 (Holman 5-8, Peters 4-10,
Q.Weatherspoon 2-4, Perry 0-1, N.Weather-
Southern U. 0 2 .000 1 14 .067 Thursday’s Games
Kentucky at Tennessee, 6 p.m. (SEC Network) tered as the conference’s Ashton Hagans scored a ca- a little bit,” said Herro, who
spoon 0-2), South Carolina 8-23 (Haase 2-4,
Campbell 2-5, Gravett 2-6, Silva 1-2, Bryant
Saturday’s Games
Alabama A&M at Mississippi Valley State,
Florida at South Carolina, 6 p.m.
Arkansas at Missouri, 7 p.m.
leading scorer at 19.9 points reer-high 18 and No. 18 Ken- was 7 of 14 from the field with
1-2, Lawson 0-4). Rebounds—Mississippi St.
37 (Holman 10), South Carolina 43 (Silva 12).
4:30 p.m.
Alcorn State at Jackson State, 5 p.m.
Texas A&M at Vanderbilt, 7 p.m.
Auburn at Alabama, 7 p.m.
per game, but he scored just tucky overcame a 10-0 deficit three from long range for
Assists—Mississippi St. 17 (Peters 7), South Texas Southern at Prairie View A&M, 5 p.m. LSU at Ole Miss, 7 p.m.
Georgia at Mississippi State, 8 p.m.
four before fouling out. before holding off Texas A&M his second 20-point effort in
Carolina 15 (Silva 4). Total Fouls—Mississippi Southern at Grambling State, 5 p.m.
St. 16, South Carolina 16. Alabama State at Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 7 p.m. (SEC Network) No matter. Jordan Bowden for a victory on Tuesday night. three games.

Merkel likes energy, enthusiasm as The W men return to practice
By Adam Minichino Tuesday. “Looking at the second half of its percent from the 12.8 points per game. For- the guards is attacking schedule, I knew we had schedule at 6 p.m. field. The W also mer Starkville High School the basket. What we talk
some tough teams to play Thursday against has committed 230 and East Mississippi Com- about all of the time is ear-
Brian Merkel has had and we have had a lot of Campbellsville Uni- turnovers. Merkel munity College standout ly in the shot clock to move
plenty of moments for re- close games — one- or versity Somerset at said addressing Keith Harris (10.6) and the ball side to side so we
flection in his first season two-possession games Pohl Gymnasium. “small things” like Tavonta Jones (10.2) are can attack the basket.
as men’s basketball coach down the stretch — and The W will travel closing out harder the other double-figure “I think our offense
at the Mississippi Univer- some of the games that to Kentucky for a or getting into the scorers. Former Starkville has picked up. The main
sity for Women. Merkel
we lost by 15 or 20 points rematch at 2 p.m. gaps sooner has High and EMCC standout thing is the guys have
Losses usually result were more competitive/. Sunday. been and will con- Josh Skinner (7.0 points gotten used to playing
in plenty of contemplative “More than anything, Merkel said he is tinue to be a focus. per game) and former Vic- with each other. They are
moments for coaches. we have a group of guys preaching it is a “new “We haven’t had a lot tory Christian Academy settling into their roles,
But even though that has all bought into year” and a “new season” of issues scoring,” Merkel standout Quin Williams which has helped us in
Merkel acknowledges each other, and they have for the Owls after they said. “We’re tightening (4.3 ppg.) also have been terms of scoring.”
The W’s 1-12 record isn’t been fun to coach. We lost their last seven games things up on the defensive key contributors. Merkel said Williams
where he would like it to had out first practice back of 2018. The W defeated end where we can get big The W enters the sec- has a “high basketball IQ”
be, he has a lot of other ar- Monday and everybody Howard Payne 66-64 in stops and turn the corner ond half of the season and continues to work hard
eas to point to to show the was excited to be back overtime on Nov. 25 at the there. with 15 active players. and to be coachable. He
Owls are making prog- and enthusiastic on the Millsaps Thanksgiving “It’s not that we’re not Ill’yan Scott, who was said Harris and Skinner
ress in their first intercol- floor and had a lot of en- Classic for the program’s capable. It’s simple things one of the team’s leading work well together from
legiate season. ergy. When your record first victory. like that that we have scorers (11.4 ppg.) in five their years being on the
“Any time you’re not is what it is and you see Several factors have watched on film and that games, is no longer with same team. Merkel said he
winning a lot of games it guys practicing that way prevented The W from we’re trying to improve in the team. hope Harris continues to
is hard as a coach because you know you’re doing the having more success. those areas.” “The main thing on use his explosiveness and
you think, ‘What am I do- right things.” The Owls are shooting Merkel also wants the the offensive end is just that Skinner continues to
ing wrong and how can I The W will have an- 37.6 percent from the Owls to attack more on not settling for early jump be a steady presence the
get these guys to be more other day of practice field and are allowing offense. Senior D.J. Clark shots,” Merkel said. “The Owls can rely on.
successful?’ ” Merkel said before it kicks off the opponents to shoot 46.8 leads the Owls in scoring at strength of our team and See THE W, 4B
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As for the turnovers, was recognized for her strong play really fun to coach. I have really en- To that end, sophomore Chloe seconds left in overtime.
Merkel said the Owls have when she was named co-Southeast- joyed her time here.” Bibby took it upon herself to reme- The big play came as the
to balance their aggressive- ern Conference Player of the Week dy an otherwise “off” shooting effort Bulldogs tried to get a
ness and limit careless mis-
takes that keep them hav-
after helping to lead No. 7 MSU
to victories against Arkansas and
MSU preparing for Georgia against Kentucky on Sunday to find
other ways to score. Despite going
Schaefer had to catch himself Tues-
ing productive possessions. Kentucky to open league play. day at MSU’s first media availability 1-for-7 from 3-point range, Bibby Lawson came in as the
He feels the first half of the “Jordan is playing at a very high of the week when he talked about his scored 18 points in MSU’s 86-71 vic- team’s leading scorer,
season included lessons to level,” Schaefer said. “I compare her team’s matchup against Georgia at 8 tory against then-No. 16 Kentucky averaging 13 points per
be learned that his players and Roshunda’s stats this time last p.m. Thursday (SEC Network). at Humphrey Coliseum. Bibby was game. Before the dunk
are primed to capitalize on year. She is averaging two-and-a- In his opening remarks, Schae- second on the team in scoring behind he had just four points
in the second half. half more points. She is shooting it fer referenced MSU’s 86-62 victory Anriel Howard’s 21 points thanks to a on 3-of-10 shooting, but
“It has been a process, at 53 (percent) vs. 41. She gets 3.6 against Georgia on Dec. 31, 2017, in 7-for-8 showing at the free-throw line. senior guard Hassani
for sure,” Merkel said. “The rebounds (per game). Ro stretched Athens Georgia, in the SEC opener Bibby said she recognized she Gravett said the freshman
record isn’t where I want it it and shot the three a little bit more, for both teams. He praised his team’s wasn’t having as much success from showed maturity.
to be, but I am not as con- but she just had a great week.” energy and the efforts of center Teai- behind the arc against the Wildcats, “Even though he had
cerned about that as the Danberry earned her first weekly ra McCowan in saying that game was so she decided to put the basketball some struggles, he is able
culture and type of guys we conference award by averaging 21.5 on the floor and create. The decision to let that go and move on
the best one of his teams had played
have in our program. I think points and six rebounds last week. reflects the growing confidence and to the next play,” Gravett
against Georgia in a long time.
if you ask people around She also had nine assists. Danberry maturation in the Australian’s game said.
When asked how that game com-
our campus with the record has scored in double figures in 10 in her second year playing college Gravett added 17 points
pared to a 50-38 victory his team
aside it has been a success. consecutive games. basketball in the United States. and Chris Silva had 11
earned against then-No. 11 Georgia
We have really good guys. The senior from Conway, Arkan- “At the moment, my shot is not points and 10 rebounds for
on Feb. 28, 2013, his first season at
They did a great job aca- sas, who started her career at Arkan- falling, so I need to find other ways to the Gamecocks.
MSU, Schaefer clarified his remarks
demically. It has been a sas, had one of her best moments as a help the team,” Bibby said, “get on the Aric Holman had 20
and highlighted his squad’s defensive
great group that gets along collegian Thursday when she scored board or do whatever I can, so I need
effort in what was his first signature points and 10 rebounds
well, and we don’t have a career-high 26 points against the to get in the gym and be more consis-
win in Starkville. for Mississippi State. Nick
problems with the team. Razorbacks. She finished one re- tent shooting the ball.”
“Defensively, obviously, that was Weatherspoon scored 17
“On the floor, we’re get- bound shy of a double-double with a Schaefer praised Bibby for her
a much better game,” Schaefer said. points, and Lamar Peters
ting better. We have played career-best nine. The effort came in work ethic and her willingness to get
“They were ranked No. 11 in the coun- had 16 points and seven
a tough schedule. A lot of front of family and friends who saw in the gym to work on her game. He
try and we were ranked No. 311 at the assists.
the teams we have played her go 11-for-21 from the field. also said she has limited her turn-
Against Kentucky, Danberry had time. That was one of the five we won overs and been a consistent producer. The Bulldogs had nine
are having success in their
17 points on 7-of-12 shooting. She also the first year we weren’t supposed “She commands your respect,” days off before Tuesday’s
respective conferences or
had five assists. to win. We held them to five baskets Schaefer said. “People are going to game, and coach Ben
leagues and we’re trying to
Schaefer said Danberry contin- in the second half. From a defensive go out there and guard her on the Howland said they have to
get better every day. I think
ues to “put in the time” in the gym to standpoint (that was the best game perimeter. I love the fact she is smart adjust quickly to SEC com-
it has been a success so far.
work on her game and is reaping the we have played against Georgia), but enough to know you know what, if my petition.
The way we practice and are
rewards of greater confidence and (the win in 2017) was the best we have shot is not falling and they are still “We’ve got 17 more
coming together as a team,
comfortability in her second active certainly played in Stegeman.” coming out here to chase me, I am games coming up like this
I wouldn’t be surprised if
we started winning games season with the program. going to take them off the bounce be- one,” Howland said.
down the stretch, but it is “She works hard in practice,” Bibby finding ways to contribute cause that is what you do.” MSU was 11-for-25 from
not going to be easy.” Schaefer said. “She has had a great at- One “bad” game doesn’t make a Follow Dispatch sports editor 3-point range, but it was
Merkel said playing titude in practice. She is really playing slump, but shooters know when their Adam Minichino on Twitter @ 13-for-23 from the free-
hard for 40 minutes regard- with a lot of energy every day. She is shots aren’t right. ctsportseditor throw line. South Carolina

less of the score will be a was 13-for-17 from the foul
key to realizing that goal. line.
Through all of the moments South Carolina had sev-
of reflection, Merkel said he Continued from Page 1B en more offensive rebounds
will continue to preach that Caracci was 5-2 with to a .094 batting average. Mangum enters the sea- needs 77 hits to displace than MSU. Howland said
mentality to the Owls. a 2.25 earned run aver- Ole Miss will play host son with 275 hits. With LSU’s Eddy Furniss (352; South Carolina is the SEC’s
“We’re going to play hard age and 10 saves in 27 to Wright State at 4 p.m. 154 career runs scored, 1995-98) as the SEC’s most physical team and
for 40 minutes,” Merkel appearances last season. Friday, Feb. 15, its season Mangum sits No. 4 among career hits leader. He took full advantage of those
said. “Off the floor, we’re He allowed 38 hits in 48 opener. returning student-ath- also can become MSU’s extra chances.
going to do things the right innings and struck out 73. In December, Mang- letes for the 2019 season, all-time leader in games Howland said his big-
way. I think that is a con- His 10 saves tied him for um earned first-team while his .356 batting av- played with 56 appearanc- gest coaching mistake
stant every day. We want to seventh most in a season All-America laurels from erage is No. 4 among re- es in 2019. was not getting more rest
be on time, go to class, and in program history. Collegiate Baseball News- turners in Division I with Mangum was drafted for his starting five. Each
make sure the student-ath- Caracci a spot on the paper. He was the lone at least 400 at bats in their in 2017 (New York Yan- starter played at least 34
lete term is used that way USA Baseball Collegiate SEC position player se- career. kees) and in 2018 (New minutes, and Reggie Per-
where the student part is National Team for the lected to the first or sec- Mangum will enter the York Mets). ry was the only reserve to
first.” summer, where he post- ond team squads. season needing 61 hits MSU will open the sea- score with just two points.
Follow Dispatch sports ed a 0.00 ERA in 9 2/3 The active career lead- to move past Jeffrey Rea son at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. “I’ve got to do a better
editor Adam Minichino on innings. He posted two er in hits among NCAA (335; 2004-07) as MSU’s 15, against Youngstown job of using our bench,”
Twitter @ctsportseditor saves and limited hitters baseball student-athletes, all-time hits leader. He State. Howland said.

Clemson Soccer
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Swinney joined some very select com- and it is just very difficult to walk away
pany, becoming only the 19th coach to from that.”
win multiple titles in the AP poll era, Anagnost said he felt “unburdened” in a
which began in 1936. sense when associate head coach Matt Ka-
While he scoffed at the idea of using gan was hired at Oregon State to be its new
the D-word — “We’re a long way from head coach. The flip side of the equation
a dynasty” — there is no denying that was leaving players at MSU after building
Clemson has gained equal billing with relationships with them and helping the
Nick Saban’s Crimson Tide in any dis- Bulldogs forge a path to be more competi-
cussion of college football’s most domi- tive in the Southeastern Conference and to
nant programs. raise their national profile.
The Tigers are 55-4 over the last four Anagnost praised MSU Director of Ath-
seasons — the same record as Alabama. letic John Cohen, deputy AD/chief financial
Those two teams have divvied up the na- officer Jared Benko, and senior associate
tional titles, with three of their meetings AD/event and facilities management Jay
coming in the championship game. The Logan for their work, saying they are “un-
only exception was last season, when Al- believable” and that they helped create an
abama knocked off Clemson in the Sug- environment that was “very difficult to walk
ar Bowl semifinal before beating Geor- away from.”
gia for the crown. “I am proud of the work we have put
“We’re a great program. There’s no in and the success that the program has
doubt about that,” Swinney said at a achieved, but just like everything we
Tuesday morning news conference, sit- weren’t satisfied with the season and were
ting alongside his freshman sensation, continually striving to do more the next
quarterback Trevor Lawrence. “We’re year,” Anagnost said. “I think that is the
incredibly consistent in every area of our mind-set of (MSU interim head coach) Josh
program. That’s what I’m more proud of (Rife) and the players. I think we have built
than anything, just the consistency.” some momentum and the team is looking

for to build on that.”
Anagnost said a strong spring schedule
was set up against opponents that all made
Continued from Page 2B the NCAA tournament to help a young
The talent conveyor belt continues to team capitalize on a second-straight nine-
roll in and out of Tuscaloosa. Alabama is win season. In six seasons as a full-time
poised to complete the No. 1-ranked re- head coach, Anagnost led his teams to the
NCAA tournament five times, including
cruiting class in February, but also fig-
two trips to the second round.
ures to endure its typically high attrition
“I think the team is built for the next step
of players leaving early for the NFL.
and to continue to do what we just did,” An-
That group could include left tackle Jo- agnost said. “I anticipate they’re going to do
nah Williams, defensive tackle Quinnen well in the SEC. They’ve got a young team
Williams and safety Deionte Thompson. and are going to add some kids and fill some
Center Ross Pierschbacher, tailback roles. I am very, very comfortable and confi-
Damien Harris, defensive end Isaiah dent in the leadership with John, Jared, and
Buggs and linebacker Christian Miller Jay. They have a great list of people they are
are among the departing seniors. working from to hire the next coach. I just
But even with Harris on his way out, know they’re going to hire someone great,
and fellow tailback Josh Jacobs possibly and the future of the program is super, su-
joining him, Saban’s most prolific offense per bright.”
has a number of top playmakers return- Anagnost thanked everyone he met
ing alongside Tagovailoa. That includes in Starkville and wished all of the players
tailback Najee Harris and all the top wide well. Even though it was a tough decision to
receivers, including Biletnikoff Award win- make, Anagnost said the timing was right
ner Jerry Jeudy . for him to take a step he feels is the best one
for his future.
New Maryland coach Mike Locksley
“I made my decision and I am at peace
worked his last game as the Tide’s of-
with it,” Anagnost said. “I am going to miss
fensive coordinator. Quarterbacks coach everybody incredibly.”
Dan Enos appears to be the likely heir ap- This season, MSU earned its first top 25
parent, though Alabama hasn’t made an rankings in program history and finished
official announcement. the campaign ranked No. 17 in the Ratings
The defense has rebuilding to do, even Percentage Index (RPI). The Bulldogs set
if some draft-eligible players like defen- multiple program records, including shots
sive lineman Raekwon Davis and middle allowed per game (11.6), shots per game
linebacker Mack Wilson return. (18.4), and fewest goals allowed (17).
Jan Swoope: 328-2471

More caviar, please
Daniel J. van Ackere/America’s Test Kitchan via AP
The recipe below for banana nut
bread is from the “Complete Cook-
book for Young Chefs.”

Dress up your
banana bread
with nuts, spices
or chocolate

ne of the best ways to serve
banana bread is with toasted
nuts. Toasting nuts in the
oven makes them taste better.
Spread the nuts out on a rimmed
baking sheet and heat the nuts in
a 350 F oven until you can smell
them, which takes about 5 min-
utes. Once the nuts cool, chop
and stir them into the batter for
any cake, cookie, muffin or quick
bread. Follow this recipe with your
Jan Swoope/Dispatch Staff
Linda Bobbitt of Columbus holds a bowl brimming with “Mildred Reynolds’ Mississippi Caviar” Saturday at the
Rosenzweig Arts Center. The recipe is from “The Southern Hospitality Cookbook” from Southern Living. The cook- BANANA BREAD
book, published in 1976, was given to Bobbitt by her mother. Servings: 10
Start to finish: 1 hour 15 minutes, plus
cooling time

This ‘delicacy’ is down-home Vegetable oil spray
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 very ripe bananas (skins should be speckled black)

3/4 cup sugar
o sooner did Dispatch col- 2 large eggs
umnist Amelia Plair share 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
a recipe last Wednesday and cooled
1/4 cup plain yogurt
for Tennessee Caviar than I came 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
across Linda Bobbitt of Columbus Gather Cooking Equipment
making her signature Mississippi 8 1/2-by-4 1/2-inch metal loaf pan
Caviar for a Saturday reception at 2 bowls (1 medium, 1 large)
the Rosenzweig Arts Center. See Banana bread, 6B
First, let’s be clear: This dish
is as far removed from pickled roe
of sturgeon, or any other fish, as
blizzards are from Biloxi. No, these
versions of down-home “caviar”
(with names including Southern
Chinese chicken
Caviar, Texas Caviar, Cowboy Cav-
iar ... ) are made with good-luck
salad offers an
black-eyed peas and other jolts of
flavor ranging from onions, Tabas- enticing variety
of tastes
co or peppers to garlic and cilantro, An internet search will yield numerous versions of “caviar.” This one from
depending on the rendition. includes corn, tomatoes, bell pepper and an assort-
ment of spices.
“The recipe I use is called Mil- BY AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN
dred Reynolds’ Mississippi Caviar, Edward Jones Investments at its Where the recipe calls for wine

from Southern Living’s 1976 ‘The Amory office and is active in the or rice vinegar, Bobbitt leans ith its juicy oranges,
Southern Hospitality Cookbook,’ Columbus community. toward the rice, although she has tender chicken and a
by Winifred Green Cheney,” ex- “The Mississippi caviar was a used both. crunchy topping, Chinese
plained Bobbitt. The cookbook was favorite of Wayne’s. We both loved “It also calls for minced garlic, chicken salad offers an enticing
given by her mother when Bobbitt it. It’s really easy, and often if I’m but down in the recipe, you’ll see variety of tastes and textures. But
was a young woman, married to taking something to a party, espe- that you’re supposed to remove the many versions seem to have lost
husband Wayne. They met on a cially around New Year’s, I like to garlic after the first day,” she said. their way, weighted down with
blind date to the Columbus Christ- make it. It’s a really good savory “To do that and not spend hours gloppy sauces, lackluster chicken,
mas Parade in 1965. to serve if somebody is having picking the garlic out, it’s best to sugary canned orange segments
“And three months later, we drinks.” cut the clove of garlic in 10 pieces, and watery greens.
were married,” Bobbitt said. Her A caveat: For maximum mar- which is enough to mix it in and
We saw the potential to recast
husband passed away in 2003, but riage of flavors, Reynolds’ recipe give it the flavor, but makes it easy
this salad in a healthier role by
except for a few months living in calls for the caviar to sit in the to pull it back out again; you know
incorporating wholesome ingredi-
Fairhope, Alabama, Columbus has fridge for three days in a sealed you’re looking for 10 pieces.”
ents. To start, we traded canned
been home. Bobbitt works with glass jar. See Bobbitt, 6B
oranges for fresh oranges rich in
vitamin C and fiber. We cut out
See Chicken salad, 6B

Make a stress-free classic chicken
pot pie with only one pot
BY AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN We wanted an easier way and found our
trusty Dutch oven to be just the ticket to get

he delights of classic chicken pot us there using only one pot.
pie are many — from the burnished, Boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut
flaky crust to the luscious, savory into pieces, were easy to work with and
filling. stayed moist through cooking. While
But putting it together can be a chore: tasters liked the deeper flavor provided by
Between making pie dough (which often re- browning the chicken, they weren’t keen on The recipe
quires pulling out a food processor), poach- the crusty, browned exterior on the pieces for this
ing chicken in one pot and building a gravy — it didn’t jive with the luxurious, creamy chicken pot
pie is from
in another, and then transferring the filling filling. “Cook It In
and crust to a pie plate to bake, this comfort Instead, we simply stirred bite-size Your Dutch
food requires a major time commitment, not pieces of chicken right into the gravy and Oven.”
to mention a battery of pots and pans. See Pot Pie, 6B Carl Tremblay/America’s Test Kitchen via AP
6B Wednesday, January 9, 2019 The Dispatch •

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Bobbitt serves the caviar with an 1 cup salad oil bowl and toss to coat. Chill for at least 2
assortment of snack crackers. 1/2 cup wine or rice vinegar hours before serving with tortilla chips,
1 clove garlic, minced pita chips, or endive spears. Southern
“I will even fix myself a little bowl 1/4 cup thinly-sliced onions caviar also can be served atop hot dogs
of it; it’s really good as a side dish. 1/2 teaspoon salt or grilled chicken as a relish or even
It’s also real good, just like with most 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black served on its own atop mixed greens.
peas, with a little chow-chow on top pepper (Source:
of it.” 4 or 5 dashes Tabasco
Evolutions of this dish are plen-
tiful, as any quick internet search n Drain liquid from peas and place peas
proves. in a glass or stainless steel bowl. Add MISSISSIPPI CAVIAR
“Corn kernels, green bell pepper, remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly.
diced tomatoes, roasted bell pepper, n Place mixture in sealed glass jar in 1 15-ounce can black-eyed peas, rinsed,
refrigerator for at least three days.
different types of beans and fresh n Remove garlic after the first day. Serve
herbs can all be added with aban- 1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed,
on small party crackers. drained
don,” reads “No (Source: Southern Living’s “The Southern 1 15-ounce can corn, drained
matter how you make it, be sure to Hospitality Cookbook”) 2 small plum tomatoes, diced
let it sit as the flavors meld together 1 medium bell pepper (green, red, or-
with time.”
ange, or yellow), diced
Choose a recipe and serve it as a 3 cloves garlic, minced YESTERDAY’S
Makes about 4 cups 1 small jalepeno pepper, finely diced Sudoku is a number-
snack with crackers or tortilla chips, 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped 4 8 6 3 1 5 7 2 9
toss it on crisp Romaine lettuce for 2 (15-ounce) cans black-eyed peas, placing puzzle
Sudoku based on
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1 small onion, diced 2 1 5 9 7 8 6 3 4
a 9x9 grid
placing with based
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2019 Conceptis Puzzles, Dist. by King Features Syndicate, Inc.
a filling salad, top grilled chicken rinsed and drained 1 lemon, juiced and zested
1 large red bell pepper, seeded and finely agiven
9x9 grid with several
numbers. The object 9 7 3 2 4 6 5 8 1
for an entree, or layer it with roasted 2 tablespoons white vinegar
chopped 1 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil given numbers.
is to place The object
the numbers
shrimp in a soft tortilla for a quick is
5 3 9 7 6 4 2 1 8
1 large banana pepper, seeded and finely 1/4 teaspoon paprika 1 to place
to 9 in thethe numbers
empty spaces
lunch or dinner, the site advises. chopped 1/2 teaspoon oregano 1sotothat
9 ineach
the empty spaces 7 6 2 1 8 3 4 9 5
row, each
This is one “caviar” that is endlessly 1 large jalapeño, seeded and finely 1/2 teaspoon cumin so that each row, each 8 4 1 5 2 9 3 6 7
column and each 3x3 box
adaptable. chopped (optional) 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt column
containsand theeach
same3x3 box
1 cup finely chopped red onion contains the same number
1 2 8 4 3 7 9 5 6
only once. The difficulty
2 garlic cloves, minced n Mix together peas, beans, corn, only once. The difficulty 6 5 4 8 9 2 1 7 3
MILDRED REYNOLDS’ 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
tomatoes, bell pepper, garlic, jalapeno,
cilantro, and onion in a medium bowl.
level increases from
level increases from
Monday to Sunday. 3 9 7 6 5 1 8 4 2
MISSISSIPPI CAVIAR 1 teaspoon salt n Whisk together lemon juice and zest, Monday to Sunday. Difficulty Level 1/08

Makes about 6 cups 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black vinegar, olive oil, paprika, oregano, cumin
pepper and salt. Toss into vegetable mixture.
1 (15 1/4-ounce) can cooked black-eyed Chill until serving time.
peas n Combine all ingredients in a medium (Source:

Chicken salad
Continued from Page 5B
segments to top our salad of unsalted, dry-roasted trimmed of all visible fat n Bring orange juice mixture
and used the remaining peanuts. You can substi- 1 small head napa cabbage, in skillet to boil over medi-
cored and sliced thin um-high heat. Add chicken,
juice as the basis for a tute one clove of minced 2 red bell peppers, stemmed, reduce heat to medium-low,
bright vinaigrette, which garlic and 1/4 teaspoon seeded, and cut into 2-inch- cover, and simmer until meat
we enlivened with 3 table- of cayenne pepper for the long matchsticks registers 160 F, 10 to 15 min-
spoons of fresh ginger, a Asian chili-garlic sauce. 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves utes, flipping halfway through
6 scallions, sliced thin cooking.
pop of Asian chile-garlic 1/2 cup unsalted, dry-roasted
sauce, and just a touch of n Transfer chicken to plate
peanuts, chopped
honey for sweetness. CHINESE and let cool slightly. Using 2
forks, shred chicken into bite-
We used some of this n Cut away peel and pith from
flavorful liquid to simmer
CHICKEN SALAD oranges. Holding fruit over
size pieces. Off heat, return
shredded chicken and any
Servings: 6 large bowl, use paring knife
our chicken breasts, then Start to finish: 1 hour to slice between membranes accumulated juices into skillet
and let sit for 10 minutes.
we shredded the meat to release segments; transfer
n Add cabbage, bell peppers,
and returned it to the 3 oranges segments to second bowl
1/3 cup rice vinegar and set aside. Squeeze juice cilantro, and scallions to
pan to soak up the rich, 3 tablespoons low-sodium soy from membrane into first vinaigrette in bowl and toss to
bright flavors. For the sauce bowl (juice should measure 6 combine. Transfer to serving
salad’s base, we replaced 3 tablespoons grated fresh tablespoons). platter and top with shredded
ginger n Whisk vinegar, soy sauce, chicken, orange segments,
the usual lettuce with and peanuts. Serve.
1 tablespoon Asian chile-garlic ginger, chile-garlic sauce,
nutrient-packed napa cab- sauce and honey into orange juice Nutrition information per
bage, red bell peppers, 1 tablespoon honey in large bowl; transfer 1/2 serving: 326 calories; 150
cilantro, and scallions. 3 tablespoons expel- cup orange juice mixture calories from fat; 17 g fat (2
For crunch, we passed on ler-pressed canola oil to 12-inch skillet. Whisking g saturated; 0 g trans fats);
2 teaspoons expeller-pressed constantly, slowly drizzle 55 mg cholesterol; 383 mg
sodium-laden fried chow toasted sesame oil canola oil and sesame oil into sodium; 21 g carbohydrate;
mein noodles and added 1 pound organic boneless, remaining orange mixture in 5 g fiber; 14 g sugar; 23 g
a much healthier handful skinless chicken breasts, bowl; set aside. protein.

Banana bread
Continued from Page 5B
n Adjust oven rack to middle until combined. banana bread from oven (ask bread, stir 1/2 cup walnuts,
position and heat oven to 350 n Add flour mixture and use an adult for help). Place loaf toasted and chopped, into
F. Spray bottom and sides of rubber spatula to gently stir pan on cooling rack and let batter along with the flour
8 1/2-by-4 1/2-inch metal loaf until just combined and no dry banana bread cool in pan for mixture. For chocolate chip ba-
pan with vegetable oil spray. flour is visible. Do not overmix 15 minutes. nana bread, stir 1/2 cup mini
In medium bowl, whisk togeth- batter should look thick and n Use oven mitts to carefully chocolate chips into batter
er flour, baking soda, and salt. chunky. Use rubber spatula turn loaf pan on its side and along with flour mixture.
n Peel bananas and place to scrape batter into greased remove banana bread from
loaf pan and smooth top. pan. Let banana bread cool Nutrition information per serv-
in large bowl. Use large fork
or potato masher to mash n Place loaf pan in oven. on cooling rack for at least ing: 260 calories; 74 calories
bananas until broken down but Bake until banana bread is 1 hour. Transfer to cutting from fat; 8 g fat (5 g saturat- ACROSS
still chunky. golden brown and toothpick board, slice, and serve. ed; 0 g trans fats); 62 mg 1 Puerto —
n Add sugar, eggs, melted inserted in center comes out n Dress up the bread with cholesterol; 228 mg sodium; 5 Romp
butter, yogurt, and vanilla to clean, about 55 minutes. nuts, spices, citrus zest or 43 g carbohydrate; 2 g fiber; 11 Pop star
bowl with bananas and whisk n Use oven mitts to remove chocolate. For nutty banana 20 g sugar; 4 g protein. 12 Deep chasm
13 Hatfield-McCoy

Pot pie
14 For each
15 Playground
Continued from Page 5B game
turned to two pow- on top. A simple egg extra as needed oven to 400 F. Melt butter 16 Surrounded by
erhouse ingredients wash turned the crust 1/4 cup heavy cream in Dutch oven over medium 17 Chopped down
1 teaspoon soy sauce heat. Add leeks, carrots, and 19 Easter find
— tomato paste and a deep golden. Once we 2 bay leaves 1 teaspoon salt and cook 22 Officer’s ID
soy sauce — to boost slid the baked crust onto 2 pounds boneless, skinless until vegetables are softened,
savoriness without being the filling, our simplified chicken thighs, trimmed and about 5 minutes. Stir in flour, 24 Gawk
distinguishable in their centerpiece was com- cut into 1 inch pieces garlic, and tomato paste and 26 Franc’s replace-
plete. 1 large egg, lightly beaten cook for 1 minute. ment
own right. 1 pound asparagus, trimmed
To thaw frozen puff n Slowly stir in broth, scrap- 27 Tied up
To give our pot pie and cut on bias into 1 inch
pastry, let it sit either in
ing up any browned bits and 28 Metal waste 2 Inkling 22 Nap sacks
fresh spring flavor we lengths smoothing out any lumps. Stir 30 Daisy variety
swapped in leeks for the refrigerator for 24 1 cup frozen peas in cream, soy sauce, and bay 3 Soothing lozenge 23 Mystique
2 tablespoons chopped fresh 31 Easy victim 4 Outmoded 25 Phone message
onions and stirred in hours or on the counter leaves. Bring to simmer and
tarragon or parsley 32 Calls it a day 5 Bowling round 29 Mouse sound
some fresh asparagus, for 30 minutes to 1 hour. 1 tablespoon grated lemon cook until mixture is thick-
ened, about 3 minutes. Stir in 34 Influence 6 Rafting challenge 30 Engine need
peas, and tarragon after We prefer to place the zest plus 2 teaspoons juice 35 39-Down
baked pastry on top of chicken and return to simmer. 7 “Ars Amatoria” 33 Extreme
pulling the pot from the n Off heat, cover pot with doubled
the filling in the pot just n Cut sheet of parchment pa- poet 34 Water bearer
oven. per to match outline of Dutch inverted lid and carefully place 38 Romeo’s love 8 Use deceit 36 Seep
With our one-pot fill- before serving for an oven lid and place on large parchment with pastry on lid. 41 Easy gait
impressive presentation; Brush pastry with egg and
9 Co. abbr. 37 Hearty dish
ing perfected, we turned plate or upturned rimmed 42 Equal (with) 10 Bee follower 38 Take notes
to the crust. Instead of la- however, you can also cut baking sheet. Roll puff pastry sprinkle with salt. Transfer pot 43 Take a nap
the pastry into wedges sheet into 15-by-11-inch to oven and bake until pastry 16 Really impress 39 One, for Juan
bor-intensive home-made 44 Kansas city 18 They may clash 40 Pool unit
and place them over rectangle on lightly floured is puffed and golden brown,
pastry, we decided to use counter. Using pizza cutter or 25 to 30 minutes, rotating pot 45 Gush forth 19 Listen in 41 Six-pt. scores
buttery store-bought puff individual portions of the sharp knife, cut pastry width- halfway through baking. 20 Dreary shade
pastry and wove it into filling. wise into ten 1 1/2 inch-wide n Remove pot from oven. DOWN 21 Heredity unit
a simple but stunning
strips. Transfer parchment with pas- 1 Fissure
n Space 5 pastry strips par- try to wire rack; discard parch-
lattice. But no matter CHICKEN POT PIE WITH allel and evenly across -parch- ment. Remove lid and discard
what we tried, baking the ment circle. Fold back first, bay leaves. Stir asparagus into
crust on top of the filling SPRING VEGETABLES third, and fifth strips almost filling and cook over medium
Servings: 6 completely. Lay additional heat until crisp-tender, 3 to
inevitably led to sorry, Start to finish: 1 hour, 30 pastry strip perpendicular
soggy results. 5 minutes. Off heat, stir in
minutes to second and fourth strips, peas and let sit until heated
In the past we skirted keeping it snug to folded through, about 5 minutes.
this problem by baking 1 (9 1/2-by-9 inch) sheet puff edges of pastry, then unfold Adjust filling consistency with
pastry, thawed strips. Repeat laying remaining
the crust separately on 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 4 pastry strips evenly across extra hot broth as needed. Stir
a baking sheet, but we 1 pound leeks, white and parchment circle, alternating in tarragon and lemon zest
were hesitant to add more light green parts only, halved between folding back second and juice. Season with salt
lengthwise, cut into 1/2 inch and fourth strips and first, and pepper to taste. Set pas-
dishes to our recipe. We try on top of filling and serve.
pieces, and washed thor- third, and fifth strips to create
realized, however, that oughly lattice pattern. Using pizza Nutrition information per
the lid of the Dutch oven 4 carrots, peeled and cut into cutter, trim edges of pastry serving: 631 calories; 308
could act as a stand-in 1/2 inch pieces following outline of parchment calories from fat; 34 g fat (11
baking sheet: We simply Salt and pepper circle. Cover loosely with plas- g saturated; 0 g trans fats);
1/2 cup all-purpose flour tic wrap and refrigerate while 212 mg cholesterol; 768 mg
turned the lid upside 4 garlic cloves, minced preparing filling. sodium; 40 g carbohydrate;
down before covering the 1 teaspoon tomato paste n Adjust oven rack to low- 5 g fiber; 6 g sugar; 40 g
pot and baked the pastry 3 cups chicken broth, plus er-middle position and heat protein.

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The Dispatch • Wednesday, January 9, 2019 7B

Kitchen smarts: 6 supermarket shortcuts that save time later
By K ATIE WORKMAN an ingredient perspective. So ter squash at the end of a busy Stock up example, whole grains, cereals,
The Associated Press many prepped foods to choose day can feel like a real obstacle baking ingredients. Then when
Once a month, do a little in-

from! Sliced peppers, diced on- to dinner, but a container of you are ready for them, there
f you’ve had one of those ventory of your most-used ingre-
ions, cubed zucchini, shredded peeled, cubed squash is a game they will be, easy to find and
days, and you find yourself dients and make sure you’ve got
chicken, cooked beans, washed changer. easy to access. It’s also easy to
glancing at the clock only baby spinach leaves, broccoli a good stash of all of them. Pasta, see when you are running low on
to discover that it’s already 5 beans, rice, broth, canned toma-
p.m. (What!?) and dinner is
florets — a bounty of prepped Rotisserie chicken — best toes, and fridge staples like eggs
any of them.
items, all ready to turn into a
not simmering cheerfully on dinner saver ever and grated cheese — having a
the stove, then you may feel
stir fry, vegetable lasagna, frit-
Cold, warm right out of the full inventory saves you last-min-
Don’t underestimate
tata, soup — and sure, maybe
like you have limited options. even a salad.
container, or reheated, there ute dashes to the market. the freezer aisle
Yes, there is the frozen meal or are few supermarket gifts as Yes, you will want a carton of
take-out route. happy-making as a rotisserie ice cream and maybe a frozen
Or, you can brush up on Explore other precut/ chicken. Add a salad and some- Buy bulk pizza for backup, but there are
washed/prepped produce thing starchy and you are done. Buying in the bulk-food aisle so many ingredients and meal
some little food shopping hacks
Next to the whole fruits and BUT shred up that meat and you definitely saves money, and of- components in the freezer aisle
that can significantly cut your
vegetables you can find a sec- have a springboard for a bazil- fers you some nice whole-food that can help you get dinner on
prep and cooking time, and get
you and your family to dinner tion of other prepped produce, lion other dinners: chicken sal- choices. But it can also save the table faster. Frozen vegeta-
faster. usually uncooked. Shredded ad, quesadillas, enchiladas and you time once you get it home. bles are of really high quality,
carrots, spiralized sweet po- burritos, soups, stir fries, casse- Decant all of your bulk items often quite economical, cook up
tatoes, peeled garlic, shelled roles. I buy a rotisserie chicken — quinoa, lentils, rice, oatmeal super quickly, and don’t have to
Make the salad bar peas, bags of washed salad often because I know that it will — into containers, preferably be defrosted before using. Peas,
your sous chef lettuces, and so on. I know I’m get me to some chicken dinner clear ones, and label them. Or- corn, edamame — all of these
Walk on over to that salad bar not alone when I say that peel- in the coming days, and usually ganize them by category in your are quick ways to get vegetables
and take a good look at it from ing, seeding and cubing a win- a different one every week. cabinets or pantry closet — for onto the plate or into a dish.

Comics & Puzzles
Dear Abby
EAR ABBY: DEAR ABBY: I sociopathic tendencies — she
My husband have just learned has no conscience, as she has
and I have that a woman I amply demonstrated.
been married 31 have been very You should absolutely take
years. We have close with for legal action if you’re interested
four lovely chil- the last 2 1/2 in recouping your money. The
dren and seven years has been first step would be to contact
grandchildren. faking breast the police because the woman
I went to cancer. She’s a has committed fraud. The
visit a friend single mother. next step should be to call
out of state for I decided to be your lawyer. As to your hurt
a week. After I there for her from her emotional manipula-
ZITS returned home,
I went to make
when she first
told me about it,
tion, recognize that it’s time
to divorce yourself from your
our bed. When I and have helped relationship with her.
pulled back the her extensively to DEAR ABBY: When chil-
sheets, I found pay for her che- dren/babies are screaming,
a pair of lacy
Dear Abby mo, radiation and crying or misbehaving in a
underwear that other treatments. restaurant and the parents
is absolutely not mine. I want It turns out the payments were do nothing, can we approach
to confront my husband, but going toward luxuries and them or tell our server to
what if I’m wrong? I wonder if cosmetic surgery I discovered approach them to quiet their
there’s a logical explanation only later. The biggest violation child or take the child outside?
or it belongs to one of my for me in all of this was the This happens frequently, and it
children who no longer live in emotional manipulation. ruins our dinner. We are senior
the house. I have many questions now citizens and would like to enjoy
Abby, I love my husband, about how to proceed, but my a quiet and peaceful meal.
GARFIELD but I cannot tolerate betrayal
like this. What should I do? —
question to you is: Can some-
one who is capable of doing
What’s the proper way to han-
dle this annoying situation? —
ON PINS AND NEEDLES this ever truly change? She IRRITATED DINER
DEAR ON PINS AND NEE- has expressed some remorse DEAR IRRITATED DINER:
DLES: Unless your husband and said that she wants help, When a child is screaming or
has taken to wearing lacy but I’m not sure how to pro- misbehaving, a good parent
underwear to bed, it ap- ceed. Most people have told takes the child outside until
pears there may have been me to cut my losses and just he/she calms down so other
a sleepover guest in your walk away or take legal action. patrons are not bothered.
absence. Show him what you There are so many questions When you encounter a parent
found, tell him you love him involved in this betrayal, but who has such little consid-
but will not tolerate a betrayal I need to know if there is any eration for the rest of the
like this. Then insist on mar- hope for someone like this. — patrons in the restaurant, do
riage counseling. If he values CUTTING MY LOSSES NOT approach. Ask the server
your 31-year marriage, he will DEAR CUTTING: Not in to do it or refer the problem to
take you up on it. my opinion. The woman has the manager.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Jan. afraid to admit what they don’t This is the freedom of letting go.
9). Leadership is your destiny know. They’d rather continue to CANCER (June 22-July 22).
in 2019. You’re not overly be ignorant than risk appearing It is said that if you treat people
concerned with being popular; foolish. To be a good teacher, as though they are great, they
you’re just trying to do the provide more information than will be. This has sometimes
right thing, which is usually the is asked for. worked for you, but not always.
loving thing. For this reason and TAURUS (April 20-May You’ve also been burned by
many others you’ll be promot- 20). There are those who lend giving others the benefit of the
ed, befriended and cherished. their endorsements to products doubt, which is why you’re a bit
More highlights of the solar and services in exchange for cautious today.
year include a new professional financial gain. You make recom- LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). This
BABY BLUES chapter, a domestic upgrade mendations for more integral thing you’re trying to do isn’t
and communion with distant reasons – to help others and to that easy. If it were, you’d have
family for a happy occasion. promote the good things in life. done it ages ago. Take a step
Aries and Virgo adore you. Your GEMINI (May 21-June 21). back and ask, “How can I cater
lucky numbers are: 47, 21, 8, It will feel like you are doing to myself better?” Be selfish, or
16 and 9. almost nothing, though you’re it’s not going to work.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). getting plenty accomplished. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22).
When you want to know some- It’s as though some other force Your role will go far beyond your
thing, you ask. Many are too is doing the work through you. job description. It’s more like
you’re playing the composite of
many roles: coach, parent, psy-
chologist, partner, cheerleader
and more.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23).
Sophisticated sensibility is of-
BEETLE BAILEY ten just outside the boundary of
what’s expected and appropri-
ate, while within the boundary of
the law. In other words, “Epater
la bourgeoisie.”
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov.
21). For the integrity of your
work you’ll be recognized,
maybe not with praise or awards
but with lives touched by your
life, goodness rippling out in
unexpected ways.
21). Every breathing soul gets
technically older with each tick
MALLARD FILLMORE of the clock. Meanwhile, your
state of mind gets younger with
every new thing you learn.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan.
19). While budgeting may strike
you as boring, a loose financial
plan will serve you well. And
no matter how much you know
about money, it behooves you
to check out what other savvy
folks are doing.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb.
18). You can think what you
like and you can say what you
think, though you’d be wise to
FAMILY CIRCUS use careful judgement on the
matter of when, where and how
you do it.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March
20). When someone says,
“Don’t even get me started,”
it usually means, “Do ask! I’m
dying to talk about it.” But you
knew that already. This kind of
social intelligence is why you
have so many friends.

Childhood sweetheart
Chancery Clerk of
The Dispatch •
Lowndes County, Mis-
sissippi, on November
27, 2018 and recorded
Legal Notices 0010 Legal Notices 0010 Legal Notices 0010 inLegal
said office
Notices in Book
0010 Stump Removal 1790 Furniture 4480 Apts For Rent: West 7050 Commercial Property For
2018 at Page 24958, Rent 7100


WHEREAS, default hav- mattress, excl cond, square feet. 294
WHEREAS, on June 26, WHEREAS, on May 14, STATE OF MISSISSIPPI ing been made in the avocado green. $150. Chubby Dr. Flexible leas-
2009, Christopher B. 2008, Elijah Perrigin, a COUNTY OF LOWNDES performance of the con- 662-327-3518, leave ing terms. Available
Wittke, a single person, married person and Ash- ditions and stipulations
as set out in the above
message if no answer. Apartments now. 662-328-8254
executed a deed of trust ley B. Perrigin, a mar- WHEREAS, default has
for the benefit of Mort- ried person executed a occurred in the perform- described Deed of Trust ALLSTUMP GRINDING & Houses HISTORIC DOWNTOWN
gage Electronic Regis-
tration Systems, Inc.,
certain deed of trust to ance of the covenants, and the said Substi-
First American Title, terms and conditions of tuted Trustee having
SERVICE General Merchandise 4600 1 Bedrooms Columbus Office, Retail,
Restaurant Space avail-
as nominee for The Cit- Trustee for the benefit a Deed of Trust dated been requested and dir- We can grind all your APPLE COMPUTERS 2 Bedroooms able. Call 662-328-
izens National Bank of
Meridian, its suc-
of Mortgage Electronic
Registration Systems,
July 18, 2003, ex-
ecuted by EMMA B.
ected by Bankfirst Fin-
ancial Services to ex-
stumps. Hard to reach Two 2009 iMac com- 3 Bedrooms 8655 or 662-574-7879.
places, blown over puters available. Good Houses For Rent: Northside
cessors and assigns, Inc., as nominee for HILL, HAROLD L. HILL, ecute the trust; and in
which deed of trust was PHH Mortgage Corpora- conveying certain real strict accordance with
roots, hillsides, back-
yards, pastures. Free
working condition.
Would be good for ba-
Furnished & 7110
recorded on June 29,
2009, in Book 2009,
tion d/b/a ERA Mort-
gage, its successors
property therein de-
scribed to DEBERA
the Deed of Trust afore-
said and the Laws of
estimates. You find it, sic web browsing or Unfurnished 2 AVAILABLE: 2BR/1BA
we'll grind it! word processing. 2Ghz;
Page 15332, in the of- and assigns which deed BRIDGES, as Trustee, Sale of the State of Mis-
sissippi, the dates for
662-361-8379 2 GB RAM; 250 GB HD. 1, 2, & 3 Baths near CAFB. $450/mo +
fice of the Chancery of trust is of record in for CITIFINANCIAL INC, $350 dep. 662-889-
Clerk of Lowndes the office of the Chan- Original Beneficiary, to publication of this Sub-
Computer and built-in
monitor only; mouse
Lease, Deposit 1122.
County, Mississippi;
cery Clerk of Lowndes secure the indebted- stitute Trustee’s Notice
County, State of Missis- ness therein described, of Sale in The Commer-
Tree Services 1860 and keyboard not in- & Credit Check 2BR HOUSE. Stove, ref.,
A&T Tree Service cluded. $50 each. w/d hookup, window
sippi in Book 2008 at as same appears of re- cial Dispatch, a newspa-
Bucket truck & stump Call 662-574-1561 a/c, heat electric.
WHEREAS, the afore- Page 12866; and cord in the office of the per published in the City
mentioned Deed of Chancery Clerk of of Columbus, Lowndes removal. Free est. $485/mo. Lease-
Trust was assigned by WHEREAS, Nationstar Lowndes County, Mis- County, Mississippi, Serving Columbus dep.+credit check. Cole-
Mortgage Electronic Re- Mortgage LLC d/b/a Mr. sissippi filed and recor- having been set at the since 1987. Senior Household Goods 4620 man Realty. 329-2323.
citizen disc. Call Alvin @ Apts For Rent: Caledonia 7060
gistration Systems, Inc., Cooper has heretofore ded July 21, 2003, in following, to wit: Janu- COLONIAL TOWN-
as nominee for The Cit- substituted Shapiro & Deed Book 2003, Page ary 9, 2019, January 242-0324/241-4447 RUSSELL WRIGHT Pink 3BR/1BA Duplex. No
"We'll go out on a limb Dinnerware, 55 pieces, HOUSES. 2 & 3 bed-
izens National Bank of Massey, LLC as Trust- 27586; and 16, 2019, January 23, Smoking. No Pets. 1 yr. room w/ 2-3 bath town-
Meridian, its suc- ee by instrument dated 2019, and January 30, for you!" plates, cups bowls etc, lease. $550/month + houses. $600 to $695.
cessors and assigns, to September 4, 2018 and WHEREAS, the benefi- 2019. Notice is hereby call for quantities. deposit. 662-356-4958
$150. 662-328-8012. 662-549-9555. Ask for
JPMorgan Chase Bank, recorded in the afore- cial interest of said given that I will, on General Help Wanted 3200 or 662-574-0227. Glenn or text.
National Association, by said Chancery Clerk's Deed of Trust was trans- January 31, 2019, dur-
instrument dated Office in Book 2018 at ferred and assigned to ing the legal hours, PART TIME OFFICE HOUSE WITH APART-
Apts For Rent: Starkville 7070
December 21, 2017, Page 19636; and Bayview Loan Servicing, which are between the ADMIN/SECRETARY Lawn & Garden 4630 MENT NEAR MUW.
and recorded on Janu- LLC, a Delaware Lim- hours of 11:00 a.m. needed for SMALL APT, walking dis- 323 13th St. N. 3 Blks
ary 9, 2018, in Book WHEREAS, default hav- ited Liability Company; and 4:00 p.m. at the small church. RED OAK & White Oak tance to MSU. Partially from MUW. L/r, d/r,
MORT 2018, Page 545 ing been made in the and main front door of the Monday & Wednesday, Firewood For Sale. Pull furnished incl W/D w/ b/r, kitchen, large f/r
of the records of the terms and conditions of Lowndes County Court- 16 hours per week. behind leaf rake for ch/a. $500/mo + dep. w/ fireplace, 2BR/3BA.
aforesaid Chancery said deed of trust and WHEREAS, the under- house in the City of Tech and social media $150. 662-242-7455. Call 662-722-0020, Laundry room, outside
Clerk; and the entire debt secured signed, Rubin Lublin, Columbus, Mississippi, skills required. leave msg or text. fenced patio, screened
thereby having been de- LLC has been appoin- offer for sale, at public For more info, call side porch & work room
WHEREAS, JPMorgan clared to be due and ted as Substitute Trust- auction and sell to the 662-574-1972 WITH ATTACHED APART-
Chase Bank, National payable in accordance ee; and highest and best bidder Sporting Goods 4720 Apts For Rent: Other 7080
MENT B/r, d/r, kitchen
Association, the holder with the terms of said for cash, the following CONTRACTOR SEEKING ED SANDERS Gunsmith 1BR/1BA Apts for rent. & bathroom. NO HUD.
of the deed of trust, deed of trust, Nation- NOW, THEREFORE, the described real property experienced carpenter Open for season! 9-5, College Manor Apts, dir- Ref. req. Dep. req.
substituted McCalla star Mortgage LLC holder of said Deed of lying and being in with lots of experience. Tues-Fri & 9-12, Sat. ectly across from MUW. Pets allowed w/ extra
Raymer Leibert Pierce, d/b/a Mr. Cooper, the Trust, having requested Lowndes County, State Please call: Over 50 years experi- Completely renovated, dep. $1075/mo.
LLC as Trustee, as au- legal holder of said in- the undersigned so to of Mississippi, and be- 662-570-9464 for info. ence! Repairs, cleaning, incl granite countertops, 662-386-7506.
thorized by the terms debtedness, having re- do, as Substitute Trust- ing more particularly de- refinishing, scopes SS appls & W/D. 12 mo
thereof, by instrument quested the under- ee or his duly appoin- scribed as follows: mounted & zeroed, Houses For Rent: South 7140
MARATHON EQUIPMENT lease, dep req, $650/
recorded on November signed Substituted ted agent, by virtue of handmade knives. mo. 662-425-3817.
19, 2018, and spread Trustee to execute the the power, duty and au- Beginning at the Northw- Hiring MAINTENANCE 3BR/2BA, 2300 sqft,
TECHNICIANS Immedi- Located: Hwy 45 Alt,
at large upon the re- trust and sell said land thority vested and im- est corner of the North- North of West Point, very nice w/ 2 car gar-
cords in the office of and property in accord- posed upon said Substi- east Quarter of the ately! Starting pay is 2BR/1BA located in
turn right on Yokahama Historic Downtown age, lg back yard. Pets
the aforesaid Chancery ance with the terms of tute Trustee shall, on Southwest Quarter of $17.62/hour and you
can earn up to Blvd, 8mi & turn left on Columbus. 2,000 sqft. need approval. 1612
Clerk in Book 2018, said deed of trust and February 6, 2019 with- Section 4, Township 18 Darracott Rd, will see 9th St. S. $1,050 per
Page 24479, prior to for the purpose of rais- in the lawful hours of South, Range 18 West, $19.93/hour within a Hardwood floors
year! Full benefits avail- sign, 2.5mi ahead shop throughout. Open floor. mo + dep. 662-574-
the posting and publica- ing the sums due there- sale between 11:00AM Lowndes County, Mis- on left. 662-494-6218. Very nice. Incl W&D. 7879 or 662-328-8655.
tion of this notice; and under, together with at- and 4:00PM at the sissippi; thence run able on your first day of
torney's fees, trustee's southeast front door of North 01 degrees 06 employment. $1200/mo. Call
662-328-8655. Mobile Homes for Rent 7250
WHEREAS, default hav- fees and expense of Courthouse proceed to minutes West 2,296.83 Apply online at:
ing been made in the sale. sell at public outcry to feet; thence run North https://www.dover Business Opportunity 6050 3BR/2BA Trailer, New
terms and conditions of the highest and best 59 degrees 04 minutes DOWNTOWN: 2BR/1BA, Hope school dist.
the deed of trust, and NOW, THEREFORE, I, bidder for cash or certi- West 1,065.90 feet to High school diploma or HISTORIC DOWNTOWN CH&A, 1 story, W/D, $500/mo & $500 dep.
the entire debt secured Shapiro & Massey, LLC, fied funds ONLY, the fol- the initial point of begin- GED required. EEO. Columbus: 411 Main historic district, 1 block Call between 10a-7p.
thereby having been de- Substituted Trustee in lowing described prop- ning of the property Marathon Equipment St. Office, Retail, Res- from downtown, $625/ 662-386-4292.
clared to be due and said deed of trust, will erty situated in Lowndes herein described; Co Rd 9 taurant Space available. mo. + $625 dep. NO NO TEXT MESSAGES.
payable in accordance on January 30, 2019 of- County, Mississippi, to thence North 59 de- Vernon, AL 35592 Call 423-333-1124. PETS. 662-574-8789.
with the terms of the fer for sale at public wit: grees 04 minutes west Peaceful & Quiet area. RENT A fully equipped
deed of trust, and the outcry and sell within 108.37 feet; thence run camper w/utilities &
legal holder of said in- legal hours (being THE FOLLOWING DE- North 15 degrees 16 QUALITY CONTROL FIRST FULL MONTH cable from $145/wk -
debtedness, JPMorgan between the hours of SCRIBED REAL PROP- minutes East 259.65 MANAGER NEEDED. RENT FREE! 1 & 2 Bed- $535/month. Colum-
Immediate opening at WANTED BUSINESS
Chase Bank, National 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 ERTY SITUATED IN feet to the South line of PARTNER. room Apts/Townhomes. bus & County School
Columbus Air Force locations. 662-242-
Association, has re- p.m.), at the Southeast COUNTY OF LOWNDES, Bluecutt Road; thence
Base. Construction Columbus-Local Only. Stove & refrigerator. 7653 or 601-940-1397.
quested the under- Door of the County STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, run South 59 degrees
experience required. 17 Years in China Mfg. $335-$600 Monthly.
signed Substitute Trust- Courthouse of Lowndes TO-WIT: 04 minutes East along
Email resume to: 30 years lighting/signs Credit check & deposit. Houses For Sale: Southside
ee to execute the trust County, located at 505 said South line of LED lighting/LED Signs Coleman Realty,
and sell said land, prop- 2nd Avenue North, A SURVEY OF A TRACT Bluecutt Road 178.48 Solar & Wind Products. 662-329-2323. 8300
erty and improvements Columbus, MS 39701, OR PARCEL OF LAND feet; thence run South My Skills: Tech Support,
in accordance with the to the highest and best LOCATED IN THE 30 degrees 56 minutes Sales & Marketing. 1, 2, 3 BEDROOM apart- 2BR/1BA Gas stove &
terms of the deed of bidder for cash or certi- NORTHWEST QUARTER West 250.0 feet to the Medical / Dental 3300 What are your skills? ments & townhouses. heat. Move-in ready. 1
trust for the purpose of fied funds the following (NW ¼) OF THE NORTH- initial point of begin- 850-557-8555 Call for more info. BR Apt. attached that
raising the sums due described property situ- EAST QUARTER (NE ¼) ning of the property FULL TIME RN and PART 662-328-8254. needs work. $21,000.
thereunder, together ated in Lowndes OF SECTION 6, TOWN- herein described; lying
with attorney's fees, County, State of Missis- SHIP 17 SOUTH, RANGE and being situated in
SCHEDULER needed for (NOW ACCEPTING Call 662-327-8712.
Substitute Trustee’s sippi, to-wit: 17 WEST, LOWNDES the Southwest Quarter busy medical office. Ap- Apts For Rent: Northside 7010
fees and expenses of COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, of the Southwest APPLICATIONS)
plicants must have ex-
520 11TH Street North-
Investment Property 8550
sale; Lot No. Forty-Eight (48) AND BEING MORE PAR- Quarter of Section 33, cellent computer skills
of Thornton Estates Ex- TICULARLY DESCRIBED Township 17 South, 2BR/1BA, updated, Downtown Area- GRAVEL FOR SALE on
and be able to work in a 2BR/1BA, CH&A, hard-
THEREFORE, on Janu- tension, a subdivision AS FOLLOWS: Range 18 West, brick, central H&A, ap- private property. Approx
fast paced environment. wood, appliances, no
ary 16, 2019, the un- of an in Lowndes Lowndes County, Mis- pliances, flooring, paint. 6 acres. Will sell or
Applicants must also pets, spacious, walk to
dersigned Substitute County, Mississippi, as BEGINNING AT THE sissippi, and containing $450/month. NO pets. lease property located
available to work some MUW. NO HUD.
Trustee in the deed of per map or plat thereof NORTHEAST CORNER 0.82 acres, more or NO HUD. Credit check. in NE Noxubee County.
late evenings. For seri- Agent Owned.
trust, will offer for sale duly recorded in Plat OF SECTION 6, TOWN- less. Call Long & Long, Re- 601-405-3717.
ous inquiries, please $675.00/$675.00.
at public outcry and sell Book 5 at Page 13 in SHIP 17 SOUTH, RANGE altors @ 662-328-0770.
send resume to
to the highest bidder for the Chancery Clerk's Of- 17 WEST, LOWNDES Title to the above de- Available NOW. Lots & Acreage 8600
Blind Box 660 c/o Convenience-
cash, within legal hours fice of Lowndes County, COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI; scribed property is be- Commercial Dispatch
(being between the Mississippi. THENCE N 86 DE- lieved to be good but I 2BR/1BA, almost fin-
2.28 +/- Acre Lot.
PO Box 511 ished make-over. CH/A,
hours of 11:00 a.m. GREES 15 MINUTES W will convey only such Columbus, MS 39703. 149 Tanyia Lane. Off of
and 4:00 p.m.) at the Subject however to the ALONG A PAVED ROAD title as vested in me as new flooring, paint, ap-
Lake Lowndes Road.
FOX RUN COMPANY LLC pliances & more. No
Southeast front door of reservation of ease- KNOWN AS ANDERSON Substitute Trustee, 1 & 2 BR near hospital. Has asphalt drive &
the Lowndes County ments as shown on the GROVE ROAD, A DIS- without warranty of any Coin & Jewelry 4360 pets, no HUD.parking, 1200 ft. shop
$595-645/mo. Military Agent Owned.
Courthouse in Colum- recorded plat and Sub- TANCE OF 1801 FEET; kind whatsoever. discount offered, pet w/ living area, septic
bus, Mississippi, the ject further to the re- THENCE SOUTH 515 OLE MISS 14k gold $450.00/$450.00.
tank & water meter. No
following described strictive covenants and FEET TO THE INITIAL WITNESS MY SIGNA- Ronaldo Bracelet. Brand area, pet friendly, and trailers. $45,000. Call
land, property and im- conditions dated Janu- POINT OF THE PROP- TURE this the 4th day of new. Never worn. $175. furnished corporate West Point- 662-574-0345.
Call 662-549-9192. apartments available. Large 1BR/1BA, gas
provements lying and ary 8, 1990 and recor- ERTY HEREIN DE- January, 2019.
being situate in ded in Deed Book 920 SCRIBED; THENCE N 87
ON SITE MAINTENANCE. Water furnished. No A Stable growth invest-
Lowndes County, Mis- at Page 125 in the DEGREES 00 MINUTES /s/ James P. Wilson, Jr. Farm Equipment & Supplies ON SITE MANAGEMENT. pets or HUD. ment. FSBO: 72 Acres
sissippi, to-wit: Chancery Clerk's Office W, A DISTANCE OF 420 JAMES P. WILSON, JR. 4420 24-HOUR CAMERA in Webster Co., near
of Lowndes County, Mis- FEET; THENCE S 19 DE- SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE Agent Owned.
SURVEILLANCE. $375.00/$375.00 with Mantee. Mature pines
HAY FOR SALE. Some Benji @ 662-386-4446 approved application. (75yr), hardwoods
EST CORNER OF THE WEST, A DISTANCE OF Prepared By: stored in barn and out. Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm. (50yr), 10ac hay field,
SOUTHEAST QUARTER I WILL CONVEY only 210 FEET; THENCE S James P. Wilson, Jr. 662-386-9122. Sat/Sun by appt only. 2ac pond, w/county
OF THE SOUTHEAST such title as vested in 87 DEGREES 00 Mitchell, McNutt & Long & Long, Realtors
662-328-0770 road frontage/utilities,
QUARTER OF SECTION me as Substituted MINUTES E 420 FEET; Sams, P.A. Apts For Rent: Other 7080 superb potential home
12, TOWNSHIP 19 Trustee. THENCE N 19 DE- P. O. Box 1366
GREES 30 MINUTES E A Columbus, MS 39703
DISTANCE OF 210 FEET (662) 328-2316
COLEMAN site & recognized
school. 45 minutes to
acres on Sobley & Dav-
Shapiro & Massey, LLC ACRES, MORE OR
January 9, 2019
January 16, 2019
1 BEDROOM is Rd. Excellent hunting.
25 FEET; THENCE SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE LESS. January 23, 2019 2 BEDROOMS Small 1 mile west of Hwy. 69.
creek runs thru
January 30, 2019
3 BEDROOMS property. $1375 per
THE NORTH RIGHT-OF- 1080 River Oaks Drive The street address of acre. 205-799-9846 or
LEASE, 205-695-2248.
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WAY LINE OF HILDRETH Suite B-202 the property is believed Building & Remodeling 1120
Flowood, MS 39232
(601) 981-9299
to be 116 JOHN KIDD
SUGGS CONSTRUCTION 1.95 acre lots.
NING, RUN THENCE 39740. In the event of Building, remodeling, AND Good/bad credit.
SOUTH 87 DEGREES 30 275 Thornton Drive any discrepancy metal roofing, painting 10% down, as low as
MINUTES EAST ALONG Columbus, MS 39702 between this street ad- & all home repairs. CREDIT CHECK $299/mo. Eaton Land.
THE NORTH RIGHT-OF- 18-022114MN dress and the legal de- 662-242-3471 662-361-7711
DRETH ROAD, 155 Publication Dates:
scription of the prop-
erty, the legal descrip- 662-329-2323 Mobile Homes for Sale 8650
FEET; THENCE NORTH January 2, 9, 16, and tion shall control.
01 DEGREE 30 23, 2019 Tom Hatcher, LLC NEW 2017, 16x80 MH
MINUTES WEST, 140 Title to the above de- Custom Construction,
2411 HWY 45 N @ The Grove, Colum-
FEET, MORE OR LESS, IN THE CHANCERY scribed property is be- Restoration, Remodel- COLUMBUS, MS bus. 3BR/2BA, never
TO A CORNER FENCE COURT OF LOWNDES lieved to be good, but I ing, Repair, Insurance lived in, can be moved.
POST; THENCE NORTH COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI will convey only such claims. 662-364-1769. New Hope Sch. Dist.
88 DEGREES 30 title as is vested in me Licensed & Bonded Commercial Property For $29k. 662-769-2565.
MINUTES WEST ALONG IN THE MATTER OF THE as Substitute Trustee. Rent 7100
01 DEGREE 30 CEASED TEMPTING TO COLLECT General Services 1360 King Jr. Dr. West in 1965 MUSTANG, Red,
MINUTES EAST, 137 A DEBT. ANY INFORMA- Starkville. 4,000 sq. ft Automatic, 6cyl, A/C &
CAUSE NO.: 2018- building. Call 662-323- power steering.
0246-KMB 5119. $16,000.
RESUME WRITING, & IN- 662-386-2367.
SOUTHEAST QUARTER Suite 107 Tues & Thurs Evening Monte Carlo SS. Dale
classes start February Spaces starting @ Jr. Signature Edition.
OF SECTION 12, TOWN- NOTICE TO CREDITORS Oxford, MS 38655 $285/mo. Downtown &
SHIP 19 SOUTH, RANGE 5th. Enroll now at Chris- $3500. 662-570-2601.
tian Women's Job East Columbus loca-
18 WEST, LOWNDES STATE OF MISSISSIPPI erty-listing tions. 662-435-4188.
COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI. Tel: (877) 813-0992 Corps. Min H.S. Dip- Campers & RVs 9300
Fax: (404) 601-5846 loma or Equivalent re-
SAME BEING PROP- Letters of Administra-
quired. Call 662-722- Houses For Sale: Other 8500 TOMBIGBEE RV Park,
ERTY CONVEYED BY 3016 or 662-597-1030 located on Wilkins Wise
tion have been granted PUBLISH: 01/09/2019,
DEED RECORDED IN and issued to the under- 01/16/2019, Rd & Waverly Rd. Full
DEED BOOK 517 AT signed upon the Estate 01/23/2019, Hookups available.
PAGE 343, AND BY of James Wallace Ney- 01/30/2019 $300/mo. 662-328-
CORRECTION DEED RE- man, deceased, by the RETAINER WALL, drive- 8655 or 662-574-7879.
CORDED IN DEED BOOK Chancery Court of SUBSTITUTED TRUST- way, foundation, con-
694 AT PAGE 632, ALL Lowndes County, Mis- EE’S NOTICE OF SALE crete, masonry restora- Trailers & Heavy Equipment
IN THE LAND RECORDS sissippi, on the 14th tion, remodeling, base- 9450
OF SAID COUNTY. day of December 2018. WHEREAS, William A. ment foundation, re-
This is to give notice to Evans executed a cer- pairs, small dump truck 1999 MACK Dump
I WILL CONVEY only all persons having tain Deed of Trust to hauling (5-6 yd) load & Truck & 30,000lb Trail-
such title as is vested claims against said es- Timothy L. Gowan as demolition/lot cleaning. boss Tag-A-Long Trailer,
in the Substitute Trust- tate to Probate and Re- Trustee for the use and Burr Masonry both good condition.
ee. gister same with the benefit of Bankfirst Fin- 662-242-0259. Can be seen at 5356
Chancery Clerk of ancial Services, dated Hwy 182 E, Columbus.
WITNESS MY SIGNA- Lowndes County, Mis- March 1, 2016 for the Call 662-328-6203 or
TURE, this the 30th day sissippi, within ninety principal amount of 662-574-6202.
of November, 2018. (90) days from the first $464,500.00, filed for WORK WANTED:
publication date of this record in the Land Re- Licensed & Bonded-car-
cords located in the Of- pentry, painting, & de-
Five Questions:
/s/ James L. DeLoach Notice to Creditors. A
McCalla Raymer Leibert failure to so Probate fice of the Chancery molition. Landscaping,
and Register said claim Clerk of Lowndes
1 Tamagotchi
Pierce, LLC gutters cleaned, bush
will forever bar the County, Mississippi on hogging, clean-up work,
Substitute Trustee same. March 2, 2016, and re- pressure washing, mov-
299 South 9th Street corded in said office in ing help & furniture
Book 2016 at Page
2 Meteor
Oxford, MS 38655 This the 18th day of repair. 662-242-3608
(770)643-2148 December 2018. 4222; and

File No.: 5302518 /s/ Delene Carter, Ad- WHEREAS, said Deed of
Trust authorized the ap- Lawn Care / Landscaping
PUBLISH: 12/26/2018, pointment and substitu- 1470
3 Hammer
01/02/2019, PUBLISH: 1/9, 1/16, & tion of another Trustee
01/09/2019 1/23/2019 in the place of the Trust- JESSE & BEVERLY'S

ee named in said Deed LAWN SERVICE. Mow-
of Trust, and Bankfirst ing, cleanup, landscap-
Financial Services, pur- ing, sodding, & tree cut-
suant to said Deed of ting. 356-6525.

4 Waffle iron
Trust, substituted
James P. Wilson, Jr. as
Trustee in the place of Painting & Papering 1620
the original Trustee, by
5 Arthur, Bill,
written instrument SULLIVAN'S PAINT
dated November 20, SERVICE
2018 and filed for re-
cord in the office of the
Certified in lead
removal. Offering spe- Charlie, Fred,
Chancery Clerk of
Lowndes County, Mis-
cial prices on interior &
exterior painting, pres- George,
Looking for your dream job? sissippi, on November
27, 2018 and recorded
sure washing & sheet
rock repairs. Ginny, Molly,
Check here first! in said office in Book
2018 at Page 24958,
Free Estimates
Call 435-6528 Percy, Ron