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Thursday | January 10, 2019

Former county
Responding to an emergency administrator
passes away
Don Posey, 76, served
county for two decades
By Alex Holloway
aholloway@cdispatch.com

Don Posey, a
former Oktibbeha
County administra-
tor who served in
the position for near-
ly 20 years, passed
away in a Jackson
hospital on Wednes-
day. Welch Funeral Posey
Home and the Uni-
versity of Mississippi Medical
Center in Jackson, where he was
hospitalized, confirmed Posey’s
passing to The Dispatch on Thurs-
day morning.
Posey, according to multiple
sources, was hospitalized during
the holidays with an aortic aneu-
rysm. He was 76.
Posey served as Oktibbeha
County’s administrator from 1996
Isabelle Altman/Dispatch Staff
Heritage Headmaster Greg Carlyle applies a tourniquet to the arm of senior Lex Rogers in the school’s Anatomy until his retirement in 2013. Posey
and Physiology class Wednesday. Dr. Brad Beckham, director of trauma services at Baptist Memorial Hospi- also served, until his passing, as
tal-Golden Triangle, presented Stop the Bleed, a campaign by the American College of Surgery to teach civilians an at-large member of the OCH
how to aid victims of life-threatening blood loss during emergencies. Regional Medical Center Board of
Trustees.

Baptist trauma surgeon teaches Heritage students “I have always considered my-
self a servant to the citizens of
Oktibbeha County,” Posey wrote

how to aid blood loss victims in emergencies in his county administrator retire-
ment letter. “I have loved every
day of my time with the county
By ISABELLE ALTMAN doctors with trauma experience campaign is to train civilians to help and quite frankly don’t know that
ialtman@cdispatch.com recommend remembering how to victims suffering life-threatening I will be able to adjust to not being
control bleeding in life-threatening blood loss until emergency services around all the wonderful people
On Wednesday, the juniors and situations. respond. that I work with and some that I
seniors in Heritage Academy’s “It’s kind of like CPR or anything have grown to love dearly.”
Beckham visited with the stu-
Anatomy and Physiology class else we teach the general public,” Posey is a Mississippi State
dents for about an hour to pres-
learned their ABCs. Beckham said. “I think it’s a basic University alumnus. He played
ent Stop the Bleed, a campaign
That is, Alert, Bleeding and skill that everybody should know. basketball from 1962-65 and was
launched by the American College
Compression, which Dr. Brad Beck- While we see all the crazy shoot- a member of the 1963 team that
of Surgeons and other organiza-
ham, director of trauma services at snuck out of the state to play
tions following a 2012 shooting at ings and bombings that are on the
against the integrated basket-
Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Sandy Hook Elementary School in TV nowadays, more often it’s the
ball team from the University of
Triangle, told them was the way Connecticut. The idea behind the See Heritage, 6A
Loyola-Chicago in the famous
“Game of Change” in that year’s
NCA A tournament.

CMSD could tackle Wright enters Lowndes sheriff’s race
up to $2.6M in
capital improvements as two drop out for ‘solidarity’
over 5 years By Alex Holloway
aholloway@cdispatch.com
with LCSO,
withdrew as
on board with the direction
we’re going, which is keep-
Spears: District will pay Lowndes County Sher-
a “show of
solidar it y ”
ing the department’s rep-
utation going in the right
iff’s Office Capt. Greg
as it goes; tax increase, Wright has joined the race
within
department.
the direction and helping to ex-
pand on what we have.”
issuing bonds unlikely for sheriff as two other can-
didates have dropped out to
“Several
of us got to-
Wright started his law
enforcement career in 1987,
BY MARY POLLITZ support him. gether, in- Wright at the Moss Point Police
Williams Rickert
mpollitz@cdispatch.com Wright, a 30-plus-year cluding Capt. Department. He graduated
law enforcement veteran, Rickert,” Williams said. “Everybody down there from the police academy in
Columbus Munic- qualified on Wednesday to “We decided that basically, is like family to me,” Rick- 1988. He’s also worked with
ipal School District run as a Republican for the it would be best for us to ert said. “I felt it was a good the Oxford and Batesville
could spend more position, which two-term in- promote one person from decision for the department police departments, and
than $2.6 million on cumbent Mike Arledge has the department and come to support one candidate during that time he worked
capital improvements confirmed he will not seek together on what would be and for me to continue on on the Panola-Tate narcot-
over the next five again. better for the department the course I’m in right now.” ics task force.
years. He serves as captain for itself and also the county.” Wright said both Wil- Wright came to LCSO in
The board of LCSO’s criminal investiga- Williams leads LCSO liams and Rickert accom- 1991 under former sheriff
trustees discussed Labat tions division. SWAT and the joint Colum- panied him as he qualified Dennis Prescott. He said
the school’s capital improvement Four candidates in to- bus-Lowndes narcotics task at the circuit clerk’s office, he’s worked everything at
plan during its board review meet- tal had filed to run for the force. Rickert is the Lown- and they pulled their names LCSO but narcotics. He has
ing Wednesday afternoon at Sale position. However, earlier des County Adult Detention from the race at that time. more than 20 years of expe-
Elementary School. District im- qualifiers Archie Williams Center Administrator. Both “I’m humbled by that,” rience in investigations.
provements were categorized by and Ryan Rickert, both of had intended to run as Re- Wright said. “They’re both Wright said he’s previ-
See CMSD, 3A whom are also captains publicans. good guys. It shows they’re See Wright, 6A

Weather Five Questions Calendar Local Folks Public
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names of the NIH and WHO? competition for canines, Jan. 11: Board
■ Pageant night: The with conformation, obedi-
2 What is known as the fifth taste, of Aldermen work
Miss Starkville/Red
after bitter, salty, sour and sweet? ence and rally trials, from session, 1:15
3 Who performed at the first concerts Hills/Golden Triangle about 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. p.m., City Hall
held at each of the two New York Mets pageant begins at 6 p.m. each day. Free admis- Jan. 14:
stadiums, 44 years after the other? at Starkville High School, sion. Visit goldentrian-
4 What actor plays the James Bond Starkville Oktib-
Pippa Cashion an official preliminary glekcofms.com or check
who when asked if he’d like his mar- to the Miss Mississippi beha Consoli-
Kindergarten, Annunciation their Facebook page. dated School
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High 5 What did the I and E stand for in
UNICEF? 662-617-3239 or email Sunday of Trustees, 6
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page 2A. Arts Council hosts a Jan. 15: Board of
Aldermen, 5:30
Saturday reception from 2-3 p.m.
Inside and Sunday
to open a Tommie Valen-
tine exhibit at the Louise
p.m., City Hall
Jan. 22: OCH
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Thursday
Say What?
Did you hear? “It’s great for us to see (Terence Davis) emerge
on a national stage like that.”
Elderly, conservatives shared Ole Miss men’s basketball coach Kermit Davis,
talking about Davis’ performance in a 82-67 victory
more Facebook fakery in 2016 against No. 11 Auburn on Wednesday. Story, 1B.

People over 65 and ultra conservatives
shared about seven times more fake HOSEMANN ANNOUNCES CAMPAIGN
information during the 2016 election
By SETH BORENSTEIN people to do this.”
AP Science Writer Facebook and other
social media companies
WASHINGTON — were caught off guard in
Sharing false information 2016 when Russian agents
on Facebook is old. exploited their platforms to
People over 65 and ultra meddle with the U.S. pres-
conservatives shared about
idential election by spread-
seven times more fake in-
ing fake news, impersonat-
formation masquerading
ing Americans and running
as news on the social media
targeted advertisements
site than younger adults,
to try to sway votes. Since
moderates and super liber-
then, the companies have
als during the 2016 election
season, a new study finds. thrown millions of dollars
The first major study to and thousands of people
look at who is sharing links into fighting false informa-
from debunked sites finds tion.
that not many people are Researchers at Prince-
doing it. On average only ton University and NYU in
8.5 percent of those studied 2016 interviewed 2,711 peo-
— about 1 person out of 12 ple who used Facebook. Of
— shared false information those, nearly half agreed
during the 2016 campaign, to share all their postings
according to the study in with the professors.
Wednesday’s journal Sci- The researchers used
ence Advances. But those three different lists of false
doing it tend to be older information sites — one Slim Smith/Dispatch Staff
and more conservative. compiled by BuzzFeed and Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann officially kicks off his campaign for lieutenant governor
“For something to be vi- two others from academ- before a small group of supporters Wednesday in the courtyard of the BankTEL Systems building in Columbus.
ral you’ve got to know who ic research teams — and Hosemann, 71, emphasized workforce development as a key part of his agenda during his brief address. Hose-
shares it,” said study co-au- counted how often people mann, a Republican from Jackson, is completing his third term as secretary of state.
thor Jonathan Nagler, a pol- shared from those sites.
itics professor and co-direc- Then to double check, they
tor of the Social Media and looked at 897 specific arti-
Political Participation Lab cles that had been found

Trump’s border visit comes
at New York University. false by fact checkers and
“Wow, old people are much saw how often those were
more likely than young spread.

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Agriculture Department delays deadline
TONIGHT FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY
Mainly clear Becoming cloudy Cloudy with afternoon Low clouds Low clouds
rain
27°
ALMANAC DATA
49° 38° 50° 44° 49° 37° 46° 29° for farmer aid to offset tariff losses
Columbus Wednesday
TEMPERATURE HIGH LOW
‘People didn’t have time to Many farmers already have received
the first of two payments to offset some
Wednesday
Normal
Record
52°
54°
78° (1958)
34°
33°
8° (1970)
get all this done, and then of their losses, but others haven’t been
able to apply for aid because snow and
PRECIPITATION (in inches)
Wednesday 0.00 the ... shutdown happened’ rain delayed their harvest. Farmers can’t
Month to date 2.16 John Newton, chief economist apply for federal payments until they can
Normal month to date 1.46
with the American Farm Bureau specify the size of their crop. It’s unclear
Year to date 2.16
Normal year to date 1.46 how much of the federal money has been
The Associated Press spent.
TOMBIGBEE RIVER STAGES
In feet as of Flood 24-hr. “People didn’t have time to get all this
7 a.m. Wed. Stage Stage Chng. DES MOINES, Iowa — Farmers al- done, and then the government shutdown
Amory 20 13.19 -1.65
Bigbee 14 9.32 -2.28 Shown are tomorrow’s noon positions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day. ready reeling from low prices and uncer- happened,” said John Newton, chief econ-
Columbus 15 7.94 -0.92 Showers T-Storms Rain Flurries Snow Ice Cold Warm Stationary Jetstream
tainty amid the nation’s trade dispute with omist with the American Farm Bureau.
Fulton 20 13.30 -1.62 -10s -0s 0s 10s 20s 30s 40s 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s 110s China are welcoming a decision to extend “This is very, very welcome.”
Tupelo 21 2.29 -0.27 FRI SAT FRI SAT a deadline for federal aid because of the Farmers can apply online for the aid,
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Hi/Lo/W
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Chicago
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Orlando
Philadelphia
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33/27/pc
Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue the application because the USDA’s Farm
Aberdeen Dam 188 164.21 -1.47 Dallas 50/44/r 51/38/c Phoenix 68/47/pc 68/50/c on Tuesday announced the Agriculture Service Agency has been closed since
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Jacksonville
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70/56/c
Raleigh
Salt Lake City
45/26/s
38/23/s
41/32/c
36/19/pc
Department would extend a Jan. 15 dead- Dec. 28. Under Perdue’s new order, the
Memphis 44/38/r 47/38/r Seattle 53/40/pc 53/38/pc line for farmers to apply for payments to application deadline will be extended by
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fish and game.
Major Minor Major Minor SUN AND MOON MOON PHASES trade dispute, which led to new tariffs that days the government was partially closed.
Thu. 3:48a 9:59a 4:09p 10:20p THU FRI FIRST FULL LAST NEW lessened demand and lowered crop prices. Newton said the shutdown also meant
Sunrise 6:59 a.m. 6:59 a.m.
Fri. 4:34a 10:45a 4:55p 11:06p
Sunset 5:04 p.m. 5:05 p.m. About $9.5 billion in direct payments have growers who had questions about the pro-
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Former CPD officer named Sheriff: Girls accused
interim marshal in Caledonia of killing mom tried
Town will advertise for permanent replacement for Wiggins said while the marshal
position pay rate is $65,000, Kilgo-
to run her over
marshal who resigned over vehicle policy change re’s situation was unique. 14-year-old charged as an adult
“Because he was in the state re-
By Slim Smith He was placed on paid administra- tirement system, he could only work and was being held in Pike County
ssmith@cdispatch.com tive leave after he criticized the for either half-pay or
change in a Facebook post. half-time,” Wiggins on $150,000 bail; 12-year-old
The Caledonia Board of Alder- said. “So, as full-time
In Peavy, the town will turn over
men moved quickly to name an in-
the role of marshal to a familiar face. marshal, his pay was remains in juvenile detention
terim town marshal and could have
He has served as one of the town’s $32,500.” The Associated Press
a permanent replacement for its pre-
four part-time deputy marshals Wiggins said there
vious marshal, Ben Kilgore, within a
since 2012, less than a year after he was “wiggle room” in MAGNOLIA — Just days before her death, a
month, Caledonia Mayor Mitch Wig-
gins said Wednesday. retired from the Columbus Police the budget to pay a Mississippi woman called deputies to her home
In a special-call meeting Monday, Department where he worked for 33 new marshal the full Wiggins for help with two daughters now accused of fatal-
aldermen approved Kilgore’s res- years in a range of roles, including salary. ly shooting and stabbing their mother, officials
ignation, installed deputy marshal patrol, criminal investigations and Peavy, who said will apply for the said.
John Peavy as its interim marshal narcotics. marshal position, is also in the state Pike County Sheriff’s Office Chief Investiga-
and approved advertising for the “I hope it will be a smooth transi- retirement system, which again tor Chris Bell said deputies went to Ericka Hall’s
permanent position. tion,” said Peavy, 63. “I’m very famil- would reduce the salary paid by the residence last week when she reported having
“If everything goes right, we iar with the town and the people and town if he is chosen for the job. trouble with her 14-year-old daughter. Bell said
could vote on a permanent marshal I’m excited to have this opportunity.” “That might be a factor in my fa- deputies were told that daughter and a 12-year-
in February,” Wiggins said. Wiggins said the town will ad- vor, but for me, the most important old tried to run over Hall with a vehicle, but she
Kilgore, who had served as the vertise the marshal position for two thing is that I want the job and I have didn’t press charges.
town marshal since 2008, resigned weeks then begin to review candi- the experience that I believe makes Hall was found dead outside her home early
Friday following a dispute over a dates. me a good choice,” Peavy said. Saturday and both daughters are charged with
town policy change prohibiting dep- “I do think it will move quickly,” The town marshal is the only full- murder.
uties taking their patrol cars home. Wiggins said. time position in the marshal’s office. The 14-year-old is charged as an adult and re-
mained jailed Wednesday in Pike County pend-
ing $150,000 bail. Lawyer John McNeil, who
represents her, declined to comment. Under Mis-
sissippi law, children 13 and older accused of cer-

CMSD tain crimes are automatically charged as adults.
Judges can later transfer cases to youth court.
The 12-year-old remains in juvenile detention.
Continued from Page 1A
The Associated Press doesn’t normally identi-
immediate, fy juveniles accused of crimes.
moderate Neighbor Jeremy Lenoir told The Enter-
and future prise-Journal that the girls tapped on his car
concerns window and asked for a ride as Hall lay wounded
which in- across the street. Lenoir’s mother came outside
clude multi- and noticed the lights were on in Hall’s Nissan
ple parking Altima. She thought that was odd and tried call-
lot repairs, ing Hall but got no answer, so she contacted
landscaping Stafford Hall’s relatives.
and exten- “We rushed down the street to her daddy
sive Hunt and her sister’s house, and when they came and
A lternative drove down here, we found her on the other side
School re- of the car laid out,” Lenoir said.
pairs and Lenoir said Hall had a knife in her back.
renovations. “When I went over there, she was laying on
Super- her back with both of her fists balled up, eyes
intendent open, so you could tell she was trying to fight
Cherie La- Andrews them back,” Lenoir said. “That was a terrible
bat said she discovered a sight. That messed me up, and to think that her
problem firsthand during kids did that.”
her first football game at Mary Pollitz/Dispatch Staff
Columbus High School, Columbus Municipal School District board member Josie Shumake, President Jason
prompting her to look for Spears and Superintendent Cherie Labat review price quotes for district-wide capital
other infrastructural is- improvements during Wednesday’s board review meeting at Sale Elementary School.
sues district-wide. The board discussed more than $2 million in improvements to school parking lots,
buildings and renovations. The board will continue and prioritize improvements
“Every time I went to during its regular board meeting on Monday.
a football game, I thought
one of my wheels was go- become a common com- to finance the more expen- currently we have a (mem-
ing to pop off of my car,” plaint, is parent pickup at sive projects. orandum of understand-
Labat said. “I put this down Sale Elementary School. The district does not ing) with (Columbus)
in the vault. ... It’s just With the way the parking plan to raise taxes or issue parks and recreation,”
structurally time. It’s main- lot and car pick-up lane is bonded debt for any of the Labat said. “So they have
tenance time and it’s time set up now, cars overload projects, Spears said. access to the building on
for us to evaluate what we onto Warpath Road, cre- weekends. Our public
need to do from a district ating traffic buildup. Staf- property is accessible to
perspective.” ford proposed a $17,000
Hunt campus whoever is in that gym at
Labat contacted engi- Proposed projects just
plan to have parents come for the Hunt campus on all times. It’s a safety is-
neer Kevin Stafford with through a new gate be- sue. It’s a supervision is-
Neel-Schaffer and archi- 20th Street North total a
hind Sale Elementary sue. We don’t have a way
tect Major Andrews with little more than $1.2 mil-
and have them line up in of separating that part of
Major Design Studio for lion and are broken into
the football parking lot to the building that we pretty
price quotes on the dis- three phases.
eliminate traffic build-up much lease out for free to
trict’s capital improvement Andrews, who would
on the main road. the other part of the build-
needs. work strictly with Hunt
“Certainly that’s some- ing. We have computers.
Stafford and Andrews improvements, cited im-
thing that I think needs You break a glass, you can
presented quotes for each mediate safety concerns
to be rectified now for the open the door.”
project, but the most dire that need to be amended
safety aspect not only for Phases II and III —
concern for Stafford was students and parents but in Phase I. He said the which make up more than
the high school football any other (member of the) skylight in the Hunt gym- $1 million of the total —
field parking lot, which he public trying to get up and nasium is leaking and would include a new ele-
said has deteriorated. The down the street,” board ruining the wood floor vator, converting existing
cost of restructuring the president Jason Spears with water damage which classrooms to adminis-
parking lot, both the south said. could be resolved with trative offices, renovating
entry and the north entry, Though the board did $2,500. Another issue was bathrooms, installing new
would total approximately not take action Wednes- the annex building which bathrooms in the gym-
$700,000. day, Spears asked board currently serves as a stor- nasium, upgrading class-
“My first job when I members to rank the most age facility for the district. rooms and landscaping
was a sophomore in col- important improvements Labat said a number of improvements.
lege was to help build that to discuss during its reg- windows have been bro- Labat told the board she
parking lot and that was ular board meeting on ken with rocks, causing a scheduled a conference
in 1999,” Stafford said. Monday. security issue. Andrews call next week with the
“We’re at 20 years now “We’re going to look at suggested replacing that Mississippi Department
and that parking lot has the priorities and let the glass with aluminum of Archives and History
not been touched. The board decide what to do panels which would total about designating Hunt
normal shelf life on some- first,” Labat said. “It is a about $160,000. as a State Historic Land-
thing like that is no more long-term plan. We’re go- Currently, the Hunt mark. Until Columbus
than about 15 years. The ing to do what we can af- gymnasium has access schools desegregated in
other thing we discovered ford a little at a time.” to the school’s building, 1971, Hunt was one of the
in talking to the architect Spears said the dis- which Labat said was a only black high schools in
who originally designed trict would use unspent major concern. Andrews Lowndes County.
it is that parking lot was budgeted costs to pay for suggested installing a new The former Lee High,
meant for (personal vehi- smaller projects, such as gym entrance for $17,200 which was the white
cle) traffic, not buses. It’s the Sale Elementary pick- and fixing the door con- school before integration,
well gone beyond repair.” up line. He also proposed necting the gym to the has already been made a
Another concern, creating a district savings school for $1,000. state landmark and sold to
which Stafford said has account for excess funds “The reason for that, a private developer.

Correction
■ A story in Wednesday’s edition incorrectly listed Northern District Highway Commissioner Mike Tagert’s
previous position as a Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) executive. Tagert was formerly an executive with the
Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Development Authority (T TWDA).

The Commercial Dispatch strives to report the news accurately. When we print an error, we will correct it. To
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Opinion
4A Thursday, January 10, 2019
BIRNEY IMES SR. Editor/Publisher 1922-1947
BIRNEY IMES JR. Editor/Publisher 1947-2003
BIRNEY IMES III Editor/Publisher 1998-2018

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The
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ZACK PLAIR, Managing Editor
BETH PROFFITT Advertising Director
MICHAEL FLOYD Circulation/Production Manager
MARY ANN HARDY Controller

Other editors

Raise gas taxes
while prices are low
Gas prices below $2 a gallon give Mississippi
legislators cover to do something they’ve been
dragging their feet on for almost a decade: Raising
the state’s gas tax to a level that will sustain the
state’s highways and bridges.
A 10-cent or 15-cent hike is more palatable
when prices are low, and after about a week of the
initial shock of prices jumping, everyone will forget
about the increase and move on with their lives.
However, not much has come out of Jackson so
far about a potential gas tax increase during the
annual three-month session that begins Tuesday.
The old wisdom is that the Legislature is loathe to
do much controversial in an election year. Yet his-
tory shows that same body last raised the gas tax
in 1987, which was an election year just like 2019.
There were just enough votes to overcome a veto,
and it’s noteworthy that not one of the legislators
who approved the gas tax increase lost 32 years
ago.
The gas tax has not changed from that 18.4
cents per gallon since then, yet its purchasing
power has greatly decreased because of inflation
and improved mileage. Slimantics
The patch that the Legislature did during its
2018 special session is simply not enough to fix the
problem. That included infrastructure money from
a lottery, once it gets started, and diverting 30
The race that matters most
percent of the new internet sales tax to cities and This year, Missis- scending schmuck. Hughes, in just one term in the
counties for infrastructure. sippians will go to the Hood’s popularity, on House, has emerged as the stron-
Those stopgap measures, however, are nowhere poll to elect hundreds the other hand, almost gest voice for public education in the
near enough to maintain Mississippi’s existing of county and state defies logic. In polling state. He’s been a considerable thorn
highways, much less build new ones. officials. We’ll be knee he consistently trails in the side of Republicans on this
The gas tax is just about the fairest tax there deep in yard signs and only Gov. Phil Bryant in issue since he arrived in Jackson in
is: The users of the roads are the ones who pay advertising, most of it favorable approval, de- 2015. His motto “It all starts with
for it, even if they don’t live in Mississippi, and the focused on the Gover- spite that scarlet letter D education” has resonated across the
money goes straight to roads without any political nor’s race, where the two behind his name. state and while his name recognition
influence in the Legislature. Each of us relies on front-runners — Repub- Even so, the sheer still lags behind that of Hosemann,
roads and bridges to live and work, and thus each lican Lt. Governor Tate power of the R makes he is likely to benefit from a large
should pay a fair share of keeping them up. Reeves and Democratic Hood’s bid for Governor and energized statewide grassroots
Because of the previous gas tax increase in Attorney General Jim Slim Smith an uphill battle. effort to put more pro-public educa-
1987, Mississippi has a great system of four-lane Hood — will engage While the Governor’s tion candidates in office.
highways. It would be foolish to let them disinte- in what figures to be race will dominate the Simply put, the quality of candi-
grate after investing so much in them, like a driver a wildly entertaining exercise in headlines, the better, more mean- dates in the Lt. Governor’s race is
who tries to save money by not changing the oil in mud-slinging. ingful race will be between Rep. far superior to what we see in the
his new car. It’s an interesting race in that Jay Hughes, the Democrat from Governor’s race.
Mississippi voters are not dumb. If they’ve done it pits two of the rarest sorts of Oxford who has emerged as the What’s more, the Lt. Governor’s
much driving recently out of state, they realize candidates against each other — an state’s champion for public educa- office is, in fact, the most meaning-
how inexpensive gasoline is here. One day this unpopular Republican against a tion, against Republican Secretary ful, most powerful elected position
past week, in a drive between the Florida panhan- popular Democrat. Party loyalty of State Delbert Hosemann, whose in the state, a position whose power
dle and Mississippi, there was a 50-cent-per-gallon is likely to be challenged in a way popularity rivals even that of Bryant extends to two of the three branches
difference between what the fuel could be pur- rarely seen in the state. and Hood. of government — administrative
chased for here and what it could be purchased for Reeves has an enormous cam- Hosemann kicked off his cam- and, as leader of the Senate, legis-
there. A big reason for the difference, but not all, paign war chest at his disposal - $5 paign Wednesday, with events in lative.
is the tax. Even if Mississippi doubled its fuel tax million so far. He also has that big Jackson, Columbus and Southaven. By comparison, the Governor’s
to match Florida’s, gasoline still would be about 15 ol’ Capital R behind his name, which His primary emphasis at each position is largely symbolic.
percent cheaper in this state. is no small advantage. stop was on improving the state’s So, while Tate Reeves raves about
Mississippi voters also realize the need for He’ll need both. workforce development, but he also the imaginary “Hollywood Liberals”
investing in infrastructure and the fairness of the In the 19th Century, U.S. favors what he calls “cost-neutral” that roam our state and Hood touts
gas tax as a way to do that. Even Ronald Reagan, Senators were chosen by state expansion of Medicaid and says the policies that would make a Repub-
the hero of modern conservatism, championed a legislatures. If that process were best way to fix MAEP, the state’s lican smile, the real race is for Lt.
federal gas tax hike when he was president. used today to decide who would be K-12 education formula, is to fund it. Governor.
It’s time for our elected leaders to position our Governor of Mississippi, Reeves His positions on Medicaid expan- The rhetoric will focus on real
state to secure its investments and prepare for would be hard-pressed to get 10 sion and MAEP are not what we’ve issues by two thoughtful, respected
future growth. votes from a Legislature where his been hearing from the state’s GOP candidates.
If all of these arguments sound familiar, it’s party holds a super-majority. During leadership, which has consistently It’s the race for grown-ups.
because we’ve been making them for years now. his two terms as Lt. Gov., Reeves’s done everything in its power to And, really, it’s the race that
Yet the problem has not been fixed, and our state’s autocratic rule over the Senate has starve public education while pro- matters most.
roads continue to decline, which will make the made him few friends. One of the moting private school and charter Slim Smith is a columnist and
eventual repair more expensive with every year few things that Democrats and school options. feature writer for The Dispatch. His
that passes. It’s past time to act. Republicans in the legislature can That assault on public school email address is ssmith@cdispatch.
Greenwood Commonwealth agree on is that Reeves is a conde- education has not gone unnoticed. com.

State of the nation

The Trump ‘Resistance’: Right-wing racists bad, left-wing racists not so much
Newly elected Farrakhan said: no wrongdoing, but agreed to that of at least 47 other older Then there’s CNN, Hill’s
Rep. Alexandria “White folks are change renting practices and, black employees around the former employer. In 2017, the
Ocasio-Cortez, going down. And Sa- among other things, to adver- same time, was to make way channel was sued for alleged
D-N.Y., in a recent tan is going down. tise vacancies in newspapers for younger, cheaper white racial discrimination. Accord-
“60 Minutes” inter- And Farrakhan, by that served the black commu- staffers. ing to the lawsuit, CNN is “rife
view, said there is God’s grace, has nity. “Undisputed affidavits with racism”: Minority work-
“no question” that pulled the cover off If being sued for racial dis- filed by three black ex-Post- ers endure “bigoted remarks,”
President Donald of that Satanic Jew crimination — or agreeing to ies detailed rampant racial such as “It’s hard to manage
Trump is “racist.” If and I’m here to say a settlement without admitting harassment, most notably by black people” and “Who
Democrats — the your time is up, your wrongdoing — proves “racial advertising vice-president would be worth more: black
party of slavery and world is through.” division, white supremacy and Ethan Selzer, who signed off slaves from times past, or new
segregation and Hill, however, xenophobia,” what about some on the dismissal of DeJesus slaves?”
whose congres- Larry Elder defends Farrakhan: of the major players in the without the required progres- The Trump consent decree
sional members “Again, Minister Trump-hating media? sive discipline, told one black occurred more than 40 years
voted for the 1964 Civil Rights Farrakhan is my brother. The Take The Washington Post. female employee to clean the ago, when Donald Trump was
Act at a lesser percentage than idea that we have to renounce The Observer published a piece department kitchen and made 28 years old. Since then, “civil
Republicans — stand for any- him, denounce him, throw him in 2017 with this headline: racist jokes about another black rights leaders” like the Rev.
thing today, it’s anti-racism and away ... in the black tradition, I “Washington Post Quietly Set- subordinate’s husband.” Jesse Jackson and the Rev. Al
anti-bigotry. ain’t got the luxury of throwing tles Racial Discrimination Suit: What about The New York Sharpton attended gatherings
Except when it comes to lib- people who love us away. I ain’t The four-year legal battle has Times? The Times is currently where they warmly greeted
eral racism and liberal bigotry. got the luxury of taking people been ignored by media.” The battling a lawsuit, filed in 2016 Trump, the “racist” real estate
Former CNN pundit and who come out of traditions that allegations against the Post by two black female employ- magnate. They continued to
“media studies and urban edu- have saved us and cleaned us include racial harassment and ees in their 60s who claim the associate with Trump — un-
cation” professor Marc Lamont and throw them away. We can’t forcing out older black employ- staff in the Times’ advertising til he became “racist” as a
Hill, for example, condemned do that. We shouldn’t do that.” ees to make room for younger, department had been “system- presidential candidate — de-
what he called Trump’s pur- When Trump-hating blacks white workers. The Observer atically becoming increasingly spite the consent decree that
suit of “racial division, white — who call Trump “racist” commentary said: “Veteran ad younger and whiter.” The now serves as Exhibit A for
supremacy and xenophobia.” — rattle off the list of racial department salesman David lawsuit said: “Not only does the Trump’s supposed racism.
The President, Hill said, has a sins supposedly committed DeJesus, who brought in more Times have an ideal customer Yet for Trump-haters like
history of “dangling black peo- by Trump, the Trump Organi- than one billion dollars in (young, white, wealthy), but Professor Hill, when it comes
ple around as almost puppets or zation’s 1975 consent decree advertising revenue over nearly also an ideal staffer (young, to Farrakhan’s bigotry and
trinkets.” often tops the list. Trump and 20 years before he was abruptly white, unencumbered with a anti-Semitism, the no-fly zone
But what does Hill think of his father entered into the fired by a shrieking and curs- family) to draw that purported remains.
the blatant anti-Semitism of decree after the Department ing boss, brought the lawsuit ideal customer. ... In further- Larry Elder is a best-selling
Nation of Islam Minister Louis of Justice sued their company against his former employer. ... ance of these discriminatory author and nationally syndicat-
Farrakhan? In a speech last for allegedly discriminating “In his July 2013 federal goals, the Times has created ed radio talk-show host. To find
year, in which he declared, against blacks as prospective claim, DeJesus asserted that a workplace rife with dispari- out more about Larry Elder,
“powerful Jews are my enemy,” tenants. The Trumps admitted his firing in 2011, as well as ties.” visit www.LarryElder.com.
The Dispatch • www.cdispatch.com Thursday, January 10, 2019 5A

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11 a.m. Saturday at Nichols, Shannon to services at Lowndes
Margie Klieber
OBITUARY POLICY Calvary Baptist Church Nichols, Jaceon Wells, Funeral Home. Lown- Margaret Beth “Margie” Kli-
Obituaries with basic informa-
in Tupelo. Graveside Nikkyle Wells and Scot- des Funeral Home is eber, age 75, died Tuesday, Jan-
tion including visitation and
services will be at 3 ty King. in charge of arrange- uary 08, 2019, at Baptist Memo-
service times, are provided rial Hospital, Columbus.
free of charge. Extended p.m. at Salem Cemetery ments.
Services will be held Sat-
obituaries with a photograph, in Macon. Visitation Bobby Black urday January 12, 2019 at Me-
detailed biographical informa- will be one hour prior to VERNON, Ala. — Mavis Harris morial Gunter Peel, 2nd Ave
tion and other details families services at the church. Bobby Joe Black, 82, COLUMBUS — Ma-
may wish to include, are avail-
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able for a fee. Obituaries must died Jan. 7, 2019, at vis Renie Harris, 90, Father Jeffrey Waldrep officiat-
is in charge of arrange- Northwest Medical died Jan. 9, 2019, at
be submitted through funeral
ments. ing. Burial will follow at Memo-
homes unless the deceased’s Center in Winfield. Baptist Memorial Hos- rial Gardens of Columbus. Visitation will be held
body has been donated to Services will be at 11 pital-Golden Triangle. Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the
science. If the deceased’s
body was donated to science,
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AMORY — Michael Will Baptist Church incomplete and will be Mrs. Klieber was born on Sunday, April 18,
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provided by The Commercial pice House in Tupelo. follow at Liberty Free Home and Crematory, of Annunciation Catholic Church and a retired
Dispatch. Free notices must be Services will be at Will Baptist Cemetery. Second Avenue North employee of United Technologies and Sunflower
submitted to the newspaper 3 p.m. Friday at Cleve- Visitation is from 6-8 location. Food Store on 182.
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p.m. Saturday for the Sunday Eubanks officiating. neral Home is in charge “Danny” Klieber; and her brothers, Val Galindo,
edition; and no later than 7:30 Burial will follow at Hat- of arrangements. Fred Galindo and Rick Galindo.
a.m. for the Monday edition. ley Cemetery. Visitation Mr. Black was born Survivors include her husband of 50 years,
Incomplete notices must be re- will be from 1-2:45 p.m. Feb. 6, 1936, in Lamar Kenneth Klieber, Columbus MS; daughters, The-
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for the Monday through Friday County, to the late resa Rose Tullos, Columbus, MS and Kathleen
editions. Paid notices must be
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the next day Monday through Home is in charge of Black. He was formerly Juanita Silva, Irene Ramirez and Eleanor Ensign;
Thursday; and on Friday by 3 arrangements. employed as a phone brother, Robert Galindo; grandchildren, Jennifer
p.m. for Sunday and Monday Mr. Wells was born technician, a bus driver Bourgelos, Dustin Tullos, Dillon Tullos, Robbie
publication. For more informa- April 20, 1953, in Aber-
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shelle Jack and Ovie Na- helped manage Black’s Smith, Christopher Chauvin, Desarae Chauvin
Magnolia McGee bors Wells. He attended Margie Klieber and Ecklin Chauvin; and several great-grand-
BBQ and Grill. Visitation:
QUITMAN — Mag- Hatley schools and was He is survived by Saturday, Jan. 12 • 9-11 AM children.
nolia McGee, 105, died a graduate of Itawamba his daughters, Mirenda Memorial Gunter Peel Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Jan. 3, 2019, at H.C. Junior College. He was Funeral Home
Black Hare of Grove 2nd Ave. North Location
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11 a.m. at Family Life Renasant Bank. He was and seven grandchil- 2nd Ave. North Location Sign the online guest book at
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ing. Burial will follow Christ and attended Mavis Harris
at Elwood Cemetery. Hamilton Church of
Floyd Land Incomplete

Mike Tubb
Visitation will be one Christ in Hamilton, COLUMBUS — Memorial Gunter Peel
hour prior to services Alabama. Floyd William Land, Funeral Home

at the church. New Ha- In addition to his par- 96, died Jan. 8, 2019, 2nd Ave. North Location

ven Memorial Funeral ents, he was preceded at Windsor Nursing Tupelo — Michael Howell
Home is in charge of in death by his sisters, Home. “Mike” Tubb, 48, passed away
arrangements. Barbara Wells and Ellen Services will be at 1 on Friday, January 4, 2019, in
Phillips; and brother, p.m. Saturday at East Tupelo.
End Baptist Church.
Virginia Todd Jerry Wayne Wells.
Burial will be at 3:30
He was born on May 28,
TUPELO — Virginia He is survived by his memorialgunterpeel.com 1970, in Fort Bragg, NC, to the
N. Stuart Todd, 84, died brother, Hershell Wells p.m. at Pleasant Valley late Albert Howell Tubb and
Jan. 8, 2019, at Grand of Hatley; and sister, Cemetery. Visitation Carolyn Speakes Gese.
Strand Regional Med- Tula Nichols of Hamil- will be one hour prior Mike graduated from
ical Center in Myrtle ton. Amory High School with the
Beach, South Carolina. Pallbearers will be I don’t want flowers at my funeral. I want Class of 1988. He played the
Services will be at Wade Williams, Keith Animal Shelter Donations! trumpet in the high school band and during his
attendance at Itawamba Community College.
If you want it done your way, you need to call us. At ICC, he was also a member of Kaleidoscope.
Mike obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial
Technology from Mississippi State University in
1993. Throughout his career, he worked for Swift
Comatose woman who had Staffing and ran a department for Cooper Tire.
Mike was an assistant HR and Plant Manager for
baby is hospitalized, police say When Caring Counts...
Lowndes Funeral Home and Crematory
Ceco Building Systems in Columbus. He was a
former member of Mississippi Manufacturers
(662) 328-1808 Association, as well as an honorary member of
Phoenix police gathering DNA from Columbus Air Force Base.
Mike, affectionately known as “Lub-Dub,” was

Clara Roberts
all the care facility’s male employees a charismatic, fun-loving goofball who never met
a stranger. He made numerous close friends who
By TERRY TANG conditions of the woman
The Associated Press and her child, who will be
loved him dearly. Mike loved spending time with
Clara Omarea Robinson his family, especially his children. He was raised
taken in by his mother’s Swindoll Roberts, 86, of Colum-
PHOENIX — An Ari- family. a Southern Baptist and was a member of Sound
zona woman in a vegeta- bus, MS, passed away Tuesday, the Trumpet Ministries. Mike was an avid MSU
The case has drawn January 8, 2019, at her resi-
tive state who had a baby outcry from the governor sports fan and enjoyed the camaraderie of fans
after she was sexually dence. cheering on their team together. He was a lover
to the San Carlos Apache
assaulted at a long-term Visitation will be Friday, Jan- of music, especially 80’s music and Classic Rock.
tribe in southeastern
care facility is recovering uary 11, 2019, from 12:00 PM Additionally, he loved cooking, mainly anything
Arizona, of which the
at a hospital along with 29-year-old victim is an
to 1:00 PM at Lowndes Funeral on the grill. In his free time, he enjoyed fishing,
her child, authorities enrolled member, and put Home, Columbus, MS. A funer- golf and tinkering on old cars.
said Wednesday as they the spotlight on the safety al service will follow at 1:00 PM Mike was larger than life. He could make
ramped up the search for of group homes and facil- in the Lowndes Funeral Home anyone laugh and would give a stranger the shirt
a suspect in a case that’s ities that care for those Chapel with Rev. Sarah Windham officiating. off his back. He impacted many lives and leaves
made shockwaves. who are incapacitated or A graveside service will be Friday, January 11, behind many memories to be cherished. His
Commenting for the severely disabled. 2019, at 3:00 PM at South Union Cemetery, Ack- family takes comfort in knowing their Lub-Dub
first time on the investi- “Sadly, one of her care- erman, MS with Lowndes Funeral Home direct- is resting peacefully with his maker in Heaven.
gation since the Dec. 29 takers was not to be trust- ing. Mike is survived by his daughter, Alicia Tubb
birth came to light, Phoe- ed and took advantage of Mrs. Roberts was born March 7, 1932, in Johnson (Ben), Tupelo; son, Nicholas “Nick”
nix police said they have her. It is my hope that jus- Chester, Choctaw County, MS, to the late John Tubb, Tupelo; stepdaughter, Rayvn Camp,
not ruled out anyone and tice will be served,” tribal Lee and Jennie Collins Robinson. She graduat- Tupelo; granddaughter, Swayze Rose Johnson;
are still gathering DNA chairman Terry Rambler ed from Ackerman High School, Ackerman, MS sister, Caryn Bivens (Stephen), Columbus; niece,
from all the facility’s male said. in 1949. Mrs. Roberts was a member of Wesley Paige Bivens; uncle, Gary Barnett; cousins,
employees. Some criticized author- United Methodist Church, Columbus, MS. She James Barnett (Beth) and Lori Barnett Moody
“She was not in a posi- ities for not speaking out retired from United Technologies as an Inspector (William); and friend, Janet Fannin Tubb, Tupelo.
tion to give consent to any earlier or calling the case after 30+ years of service. Mrs. Roberts enjoyed In addition to his parents and his father-in-law,
of this,” police spokesman a sexual assault. spending time with her family, her cats, and gar-
Tommy Thompson said.
Joe Fannin, Mike was preceded in death by his
Thompson said investi- dening with her flowers. Being a people person,
“So if anyone can under-
grandparents, Jim and Maxine Howell Tubb; and
gators initially didn’t want she loved talking with others and giving hugs.
stand that, this was a help- to say anything that could
aunt, Jimmie Barnett.
In addition to her parents she is preceded in A memorial service will be held at 1PM
less victim who was sexu- cause a suspect to “go un- death by her husband, JT Swindoll; husband,
ally assaulted.” derground or go into hid- Saturday, January 12, 2019 at E.E. Pickle
William “Bill” Roberts; son, Carl Ray Swindoll; Funeral Home in Amory, with Pastor Neal Avery
He didn’t release the ing.” brothers, Purvis Robinson, James Willie “JW” officiating. Burial will follow at Howell Cemetery
Robinson, Alton Robinson and Cloyd Robinson; in Athens. The “Lub-Dub Line” of pallbearers
sisters, Bernice Rushing and Geneva Smith. will include Jimmy Wiygul, Tony White,
Mrs. Roberts is survived by her sons, Gene Luke Tentoni, Sean Thompson, Ron Gann,
(Mary Ann) Swindoll of Starkville, MS and Don Bill Moody, Bill McCarty, Sam Griffie, James
Pioneering black Catholic Swindoll of Knoxville, TN; stepchildren, Debo-
rah Alexander, Doris Edwards and Denise Kli-
Thomas, Mike D. Williamson, Joey Pounders,
Richard Passmore, Ron Robinson, Jason Cross,
bishop dies in Mississippi eber, all of Columbus, MS and Donna Roberts of
North Augusta, SC; grandchild, Adam Swindoll;
Thom Johnson and Zundra Dilworth. Honorary
pallbearers are Andrew Fox Jr., Chris King, the
The Associated Press First a Baptist and great-grandchildren, Chelsey and Emma; sister,
then a Methodist, Howze
AHS Class of 1988 and the Tupelo High School
Shirley Robinson; and brother, Plemon Robinson. Marching Band.
BILOXI — The first said he was drawn to Ca- Pallbearers will be Maurice Owens, Ted Visitation will be Friday, January 11, 2019 from
black bishop to lead an tholicism by a student he Dahlem, Adam Swindoll, Plemon Robinson Jr, 5-8PM, as well as Saturday from 12-12:50PM at
American Catholic dio- taught at Central High
cese in the 20th century
Roger Staples and Steve Robertson. Honorary the funeral home.
School in Mobile. Or-
has died in Mississippi. Pallbearers will be Regina Owens, Sylvia Rich- In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the
dained in 1959 as a priest
The Diocese of Biloxi for the Diocese of Raleigh,
ardson, Emma Danner, Sammie St. John, Jea- Tupelo High School Band Boosters, Attn: Rick
says Bishop Joseph How- North Carolina, Pope Paul nette Smith, Ken Smith and members of Wesley Murphy, 4125 Golden Wave Drive, Tupelo, MS
ze died Wednesday at 95. VI appointed Howze as United Methodist Church, Columbus, MS. 38801.
Diocesan spokesman auxiliary bishop in the Di- Memorials may be made to Wesley United
Methodist Church, 511 Airline Road, Columbus, Paid Obituary - E. E. Pickle Funeral Home
Terry Dickson says How- ocese of Natchez-Jackson.
ze died at a hospital in When split into dioceses MS 39702 or Cedar Hill Animal Sanctuary, 144
Ocean Springs. of Jackson and Biloxi in Sanctuary Loop, Caledonia, MS 39740.
Born in Daphne, Ala- Compliments of
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Around the state
Sheriff: Escaped inmate steals if he has a lawyer who could com- years, it has sold aging buildings
ment. belonging to the Miami Herald and
car, trades gunshots in chase The Charlotte Observer.
MACON — Mississippi author-
ities say an inmate escaped, stole Mississippi Gulf Coast
a pickup truck and led officers on newspaper puts building GOP Rep. Baker files to run
chase that ended with an exchange up for sale for Mississippi attorney general
of gunfire and him in custody again. GULFPORT — A newspaper in JACKSON — A Republican state
News outlets report 29-year-old south Mississippi is trying to sell lawmaker has filed to run for attor-
Terry Pierce Jr. escaped Monday af- the building it has called home for ney general in Mississippi, months
ternoon from the Noxubee County about 50 years. after saying he intended to run.
Community Work Center. County The Sun Herald reports that its State Rep. Mark Baker of Bran-
Sheriff Terry Grassaree says Pierce own building in Gulfport is on the don submitted qualifying papers
was pursued into Kemper County, market. Monday. He says in a news release
where he crashed at an intersection Blake Kaplan, the general man- that he wants to be “President
in Scooba. ager and executive editor, says the Trump’s partner in Mississippi.”
Kemper Sheriff James Moore Sun Herald eventually will move to The current four-term attorney
says authorities pinned the truck at a “more modern office space better general, Democrat Jim Hood, is
the intersection with their cars and suited for our digital mission.” running for governor this year.
traded gunshots. Moore says one of Printing presses closed at the State Treasurer Lynn Fitch has
his deputies in the hospital for inju- Gulfport site last January and the said she intends to run for attorney
ries from the crash is expected to newspaper is now printed in Jack- general. No Democrats have yet an-
be OK. son. nounced.
Pierce is serving 15 years out of The McClatchy Co., parent com- The qualifying deadline for can-
Pearl River County for aggravated pany of the Sun Herald, has made didates for state, regional, county
assault and fleeing law enforcement similar moves with other media and legislative offices in Mississip-
convictions from 2009. It’s unclear companies in its chain. In recent pi is March 1.

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car wreck or a family
member falls at the house
or has a work accident.
Those are the traumas
that we see more often
and those are applicable
to this too. That’s where
someone can really help.”
Beckham walked the stu-
dents through the steps:
calling 911 (alert), finding
where the victim is injured
(bleeding), then applying
a compression or whatev-
er other aid is necessary
depending.
“Here you’re two min-
utes from the hospital,”
Beckham told the stu-
dents. “But if you’re out
somewhere else, it may
take 15, 20, 30 minutes for
an ambulance to get there
with help. This can real-
ly make a difference. We
talk about trauma patients Isabelle Altman/Dispatch Staff

need to get to the hospital Heritage senior Gigi Fields and junior MacKenzie Parker practice filling a wound with
gauze in their Anatomy and Physiology classroom Wednesday. Trauma surgeon Dr.
within an hour for serious Brad Beckham visited the classroom to teach the students how to provide aid to
trauma for us to have the victims of blood loss in emergencies before paramedics arrive.
best shot at saving their
lives.”

‘Practical skills’
During his presenta-
tion, Beckham had the
students try their hands
at applying tourniquets
and compressions to fake
limbs Beckham brought
with him, answering their
questions and showing
them how to apply pres-
sure to wounds as they
worked.
“Both hands, all your
weight,” he told senior
Moak Griffin as Griffin
practiced applying pres-
sure to a particularly
deep wound on one of
the dummies. “... When
you’re holding pressure
on something like that, Isabella Altman/Dispatch Staff
or CPR, you don’t want Heritage senior Moak Griffin practices applying pressure to a bleeding wound while his
to bend your elbows, be- classmates Lydia Dyson, junior, Lex Rogers, senior, Reese Ford, junior and Peyton Al-
cause now you’re using len, senior, watch on Wednesday, overseen by nursing director Lauri Sansing. Sansing
your muscles. ... You’re and trauma surgeon Dr. Brad Beckham visited Heritage Wednesday to present Stop
the Bleed, an event teaching civilians how to aid victims of life-threatening blood loss
going to get tired. You during emergencies.
want to lock (your arms)
and use your body weight where the tourniquet was sports field when practic- been trained in bleeding
to hold that pressure.” applied. ing ... someone could get control.
He stressed to the stu- “It was uncomfort- hurt somehow and they’d It was the first of what
dents that applying both able,” he said. be able to buy some time Beckham hopes will be
tourniquets and gauze Carlyle said even for that student by con- many trips to area schools,
hurts the patients, and though it’s uncomfortable trolling the bleeding.” both public and private, to
just because the patients — both for the patient and Multiple students said teach students or faculty
are screaming doesn’t possibly for the person Beckham’s presentation, about bleeding control,
mean the aid has been ap- giving aid — he thinks apart from giving them though hospital spokes-
plied incorrectly. it’s a valuable skill for his those practical skills, cor- person Megan Pratt said
“You’re not trying to be high school students to rected misconceptions that while the hospital has
gentle,” he said. “You’re have. they’d had over the years talked with other schools,
trying to save a life.” “Just having that prac- about how to stop uncon- they haven’t scheduled
Teachers and even tical understanding, the trolled bleeding. anything yet. Carlyle, too,
Heritage Headmaster practical skills to be able “I’ve always thought said he hopes Beckham
Greg Carlyle took turns to help someone,” he add- that a belt would be the can return to give the
applying the aid, with ed. “We have a hunting best solution (to not hav- same training to faculty
Carlyle placing a tour- culture here in Missis- ing) a tourniquet but ac- and to more high school
niquet on the arm of se- sippi and amongst a lot of tually it’s not,” senior Gigi students.
nior Lex Rogers. Rogers our high school students, Fields said. “The best “Our goal is that no
said even without Carlyle both guys and girls. We solution is to just stuff the one will ever die of uncon-
tightening the tourniquet know every hunting sea- wound instead.” trolled bleeding in a situa-
as much as he would have son there’s accidents. So Each student left with tion like this before reach-
in an actual emergency, the fact that they can be a certificate from the ing the hospital where
he felt like he was losing prepared for that, or if American College of Sur- they have help,” Beckham
feeling in his arm below there’s something on the geons indicating they’d said.

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ously served as a chief assigned to Golden Tri- would like to say that I Detent ion
deputy and worked as angle Regional Airport applaud Sheriff Arledge Center ad-
interim sheriff between as a lieutenant. He was for everything he’s done ministra-
the end of former sher- promoted again to cap- for this department. He tor, quali-
iff Butch Howard’s last tain for LCSO’s criminal will be missed. We’re go- fied for the
term and current Sheriff investigations division in ing to try to keep on what election
Mike Arledge taking of- October 2017. he has lined up and keep last week
fice. “I have a love for this pushing on.” and re-
After Arledge took place,” Wright said. “I’ve Rick Jones, a former mains in Jones
office, Wright was re- devoted a lot to it. ... I Lowndes County Adult the race.
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Sharp’s growth leads to MSU
Former CHS, EMCC standout one of five early enrollees for Bulldogs
By Adam Minichino Propst Park, LaQuinston Sharp always
aminichino@cdispatch.com was one of the bigger boys. He also car-
ried a “bigger” bat than his peers, as ev-
LaQuinston Sharp’s growth happened idenced by his ability to hit home runs
overnight.
on the 10-year-old Columbus Nationals
It was so pronounced that Jamie
team and the 11- and 12-year-old Colum-
Sharp recalls walking down the hallway
bus Americans squad.
to his home and peaking
But Sharp’s latest growth spurt came
into LaQuinston’s bed-
room and seeing his son’s while he was a football standout at East
feet sticking off the end of Mississippi Community College in Scooba.
the bed. It enabled him to be a key performer on the
“He hit that growth offensive line for the Lions in their nation-
spurt two years ago,” Ja- al championship runs in 2017 and 2018. At
mie Sharp said earlier this 6-foot-3, 310 pounds, the former Columbus
Sharp week. “He just grew all of High School standout took the next step in
a sudden. ... It is exciting his college career earlier this week when
East Mississippi Community College Athletic Media Relations
to see your son in the house with you he started classes at MSU. As one of five
Former Columbus High School and East Mississippi Community College standout
LaQuinston Sharp, shown above playing on the offensive line for the Lions, started grow all of a sudden.” football players who enrolled early, Sharp
classes earlier this week at Mississippi State to get a jump start on his football Dating back to 2009 and his time will get a jump start on life as a Bulldog.
career as a Bulldog. with the Columbus baseball All-Stars in See SHARP, 2B

COLLEGE TRACK men’s college basketball WOMEN’S
AND FIELD COLLEGE
Woods has BASKETBALL

Bulldogs Schaefer
aiming for
lofty goals
wants MSU
By Adam Minichino
aminchino@cdispatch.com
to build on
STARKVILLE — Chris
Woods has a plan to help
the Mississippi State track
fast starts
and field program develop By Adam Minichino
a stronger finishing kick. aminichino@cdispatch.com
But the former MSU
middle distance runner STARKVILLE — Fast
said the key starts have been the norm
to realizing for the Mississippi State
that is not women’s basketball team
to have the this season.
end in mind MSU coach Vic Schaefer
every day. If loves it when the Bulldogs
you do that, Matt Bush/USA TODAY Sports
set the tone by “throwing
Woods said, Ole Miss guard Terence Davis (3) handles the basketball against Auburn guard Jared Harper (1) in the first punch,” as he says,
Woods you won’t the second half of their game Wednesday night at The Pavilion at Ole Miss in Oxford. and establishing a defensive
be able to mind-set or pushing tempo

Davis delivers in rebels’ upset
accomplish the daily goals to get an opponent on its
that will help individuals heels.
and the teams hit their In eight games this
bigger marks. season, MSU has built a
That’s the philosophy By DAVID BRANDT first-year coach Kermit Davis double-digit lead after 10
Woods has followed since The Associated Press
Ole Miss 82, after being widely picked to minutes. A 26-11 first quar-
Sept. 20, when MSU an- No. 11 Auburn 67 finish at or near the bottom of ter against then-No. 16 Ken-
nounced the resignation OXFORD — One minute, the league. tucky on Sunday helped No.
of track and field coach Terence Davis was flying Freshman K.J. Buffen added 7 MSU extend that streak to
Steve Dudley. Woods was through the air for a vicious SATURDAY 16 points for the Rebels while four-straight games. MSU
named interim coach that dunk. The next, Devontae n Ole Miss at Shuler scored 14. Dominik Ole- will look to make it five in a
day after five seasons as a Shuler was nailing a clutch No. 14 Mississippi State, jniczak had 11 points and seven row at 8 p.m. Thursday (SEC
sprinters and relays coach 3-pointer before running back- Noon (WCBI; WKBB-FM 100.9, rebounds. But Davis was the
WFCA-FM 107.9). Network) when it plays host
for the MSU men and ward down the court and then star, shooting 9-for-15 from the to Georgia in a Southeastern
women. That’s the men- strumming an air guitar. field and making four 3-pointers. Conference game at Hum-
tality he wants all of his As the highlights piled up too much celebrating. “It’s great for us to see him phrey Coliseum.
student-athletes to have and the late lead kept growing, After losing 20 games last emerge on a national stage like “That’s a standard for
this weekend when MSU the realization started to sink season, the Rebels want to that,” Kermit Davis said. “High us,” MSU forward Anriel
travels to Birmingham, Al- in: This Mississippi team might prove they’re more than just a talent level. Boy, he finished Howard said. “We want to
abama, to compete in two be a whole lot better than just feel-good, early-season story. some athletic balls at the rim come out hard, and we want
one-day meets to open the about anyone anticipated. “I don’t want to settle for me- tonight.” See MSU WOMEN, 3B
indoor season. Davis had 27 points and 12 diocre,” Davis said. “I think it’s Auburn (11-3, 0-1) trailed
“I want to take full ad- rebounds to lead Ole Miss to an a signature win, but we’ve still 42-29 at halftime, but pulled
vantage of this opportu- 82-67 upset of No. 11 Auburn got a ways to go.” within 56-54 with nine min- Game 16
nity,” said Woods, who on Wednesday night. After the Ole Miss (12-2, 2-0 South- utes remaining. The Tigers n Georgia, 8 p.m. Thursday
competed at MSU from win, the Rebels were under- eastern Conference) continued could get no closer, with Davis, (SEC Network; WKBB-FM
See WOODS, 3B standably happy, but didn’t do its run of strong play under See Ole Miss, 2B 100.9, WFCA-FM 107.9)

WOMEN’S SOCCER
Eubanks excited about former teammate Mauldin’s draft chances
By Adam Minichino Mauldin will earn a shot good expe- ond round. biggest differences she envisions returning to
aminichino@cdispatch.com to make a NWSL roster rience for Eubanks experienced after playing Washington in late Febru-
at 11 a.m. Thursday when her.” j o i n e d in the SEC, which she ary or early March for the
Mallory Eubanks the NWSL holds its four- Mauldin, Elisabeth said was more physical. team’s training camp.
knows the emotions and round draft. The Chicago a 5-foot-5 Sullivan She said she gained con- Eubanks said the
feelings Carly Mauldin is Red Stars have the No. 1 midf ielder ( Por t la nd fidence playing against chance to focus on soccer
experiencing today. pick in the draft, which from Laurel, Thorns FC, some of the best players in has been a great oppor-
A year ago, Eubanks will select 36 players. earned sec- Eubanks 2014) as the the world and realized she tunity that has enabled
was coming off a strong Mauldin
“I think Carly wants to ond-team only MSU belonged. her to set a schedule and
senior season with the play, and I loved playing A l l - S out h - players se- Eubanks said she has to set goals so she can
Mississippi State women’s with her and my time at eastern Conference honors lected in the NWSL draft. been working hard to knock them off one by
soccer team and looking State with her,” Eubanks after a 2018 campaign that Sullivan was the 31st prepare herself for the up- one. She believes Maul-
forward to the possibility said. “Anything can hap- saw her finish fourth on the overall pick in the fourth coming season. She said din will have success if
of being selected in the pen because you never team in minutes (1,568). round. she has been in St. Pe- she is given the same op-
National Women’s Soccer know to expect in this She had four goals and one Eubanks said the tersburg, Florida, train- portunity.
League draft. league. I definitely think assist (nine points) to help NWSL met some of the ing with eight to 10 other “Carly is a feisty play-
A year later, coming this is a really exciting lead MSU (9-7-2) to its first expectations she had for players since Jan. 3. She er who works hard,” Eu-
off a season in which time for her and that she appearance in the NCAA it before she joined the said she will remain there banks said. “What kind
she played in 12 games is going to have a lot of fun tournament. league. She said the speed until the middle of the of coach wouldn’t want a
(five starts), Eubanks with it if she gets drafted Last season, the Wash- of play in the NWSL and month before returning player like that?”
is getting ready for her or she goes somewhere. I ington Spirit used the the number of players who home to Kentucky, where Follow Dispatch sports
second season as a pro- think she will enjoy it a lot 16th overall pick to se- played quickly and used she said she will contin- editor Adam Minichino on
fessional. She hopes and that it will be a really lect Eubanks in the sec- little touches were the ue to train. She said she Twitter @ctsportseditor
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briefly CALENDAR Sharp Basketball
NBA
Mississippi State Prep Basketball Continued from Page 1B Wednesday’s Games
Boston 135, Indiana 108
Washington 123, Philadelphia 106
Perfect Game ranks baseball team No. 17 Today’s Games “LaQuinston is a thick mauler that can an- Brooklyn 116, Atlanta 100
STARKVILLE — The Mississippi State baseball team earned a Smithville at Hamilton chor,” MSU offensive line coach Marcus Johnson Memphis 96, San Antonio 86
Milwaukee 116, Houston 109
ranking of No. 17 from Perfect Game in its preseason poll released Heritage Academy at Winston Academy said. “He has the type of upside that is going to New Orleans 140, Cleveland 124
Dallas 104, Phoenix 94
Wednesday. Starkville Academy at Hebron Christian
First-year head coach Chris Lemonis’ program was ranked No. 27
help us.” Utah 106, Orlando 93
Portland 124, Chicago 112
Central Holmes Academy at Columbus Christian For Jamie Sharp and his family, the move from L.A. Lakers 113, Detroit 100
by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper in December.
Last season, MSU appeared in two of the six major polls, earning Friday’s Games Scooba to Starkville means fewer miles to trav-
Today’s Games
Boston at Miami, 6 p.m.
Oxford at Columbus L.A. Clippers at Denver, 8 p.m.
the No. 32 spot from the National Collegiate Baseball Writers and USA el — at least for half of the season — and more Oklahoma City at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m.
Today Coaches Poll. Kosciusko at New Hope Detroit at Sacramento, 9 p.m.
Caledonia at Houston
miles to log on what already has been a packed Friday’s Games
Of the 25 teams ranked in the preseason by Perfect Game, eight
— LSU (No. 1), Vanderbilt (No. 3), Florida (No. 9), Ole Miss (No. 10), Noxapater at West Lowndes schedule through the years. Atlanta at Philadelphia, 6 p.m.
Milwaukee at Washington, 6 p.m.
Arkansas (No. 13), Auburn (No. 15), and Georgia (No. 22) — are from Starkville High at Murrah “We have been through three cars and we’re Brooklyn at Toronto, 6:30 p.m.
Indiana at New York, 6:30 p.m.
the Southeastern Conference. MSU will face six of the seven ranked Louisville at Noxubee County working on the fourth,” said Jamie, who coached Cleveland at Houston, 7 p.m.
Dallas at Minnesota, 7 p.m.
teams. Vanderbilt isn’t on the 2019 regular-season slate. LaQuinston in baseball and football since his son
South Pontotoc at Aberdeen Charlotte at Portland, 9 p.m.
MSU also will play No. 5 Texas Tech and No. 11 East Carolina. L.A. Lakers at Utah, 9 p.m.
The 2019 squad features 18 returners from the College World Hartfield School at Heritage Academy was 7 years old. “How many miles have we put on Chicago at Golden State, 9:30 p.m.
Winona Christian at Oak Hill Academy our cars? Whooo … There have been so many
Series squad a season ago, including nine student-athletes who started
at least 30 games. Canton Academy at Starkville Academy miles. We have been all over the Golden Trian- Football
MSU will play Youngstown State at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, in the Columbus Christian at Kemper Academy gle. ... We didn’t miss a game. It has to be about NFL Playoffs
Divisional Playoffs
season opener at Dudy Noble Field. Saturday’s Games 200,00 miles, maybe more.” Saturday’s Games
n Stuedeman unveils challenging softball schedule: At Columbus at New Hope Indianapolis at Kansas City, 3:35 p.m. (NBC)
Starkville, Softball coach Vann Stuedeman announced Wednesday a Sharp attended Columbus Christian Acade- Dallas at L.A. Rams, 7:15 p.m. (FOX)
West Point at Okolona my early in his high school career before trans-
Sunday’s Games
schedule for this season that includes matchups against 13 teams that Los Angeles Chargers at New England,
competed in the 2018 NCAA Tournament, including two programs that Prep Soccer ferring back to Columbus High, where he com-
12:05 p.m. (CBS)
Philadelphia at New Orleans, 3:40 p.m. (FOX)
reached the 2018 Women’s College World Series. Today’s Matches pleted his football career under coach Randal
The 53-game campaign features 29 games at Nusz Park. It also
Starkville Academy at Columbus Christian, 5 p.m. Montgomery.
Hockey
boasts six neutral-site contests and 18 true road tests. MSU will play 29 NHL
games against teams that participated in the 2018 NCAA tournament. Winona at MSMS, 5:30 p.m. Lee Davis coached Sharp at Columbus Middle Wednesday’s Games
“We are jacked to get this season started,” Stuedeman said. “We Friday’s Matches School and at Columbus High. He said he first Nashville 4, Chicago 3, OT
Calgary 5, Colorado 3
compete in the best the conference in the country, and our schedule Caledonia at Louisville, 5 p.m. recalled seeing Sharp walking in the hallways Ottawa 2, Anaheim 1, OT
brings tough competition to Nusz Park. We have a lot of newcomers Today’s Games
New Hope at Kosciusko, 5 p.m. when he was in the sixth or seventh grade. Davis Nashville at Columbus, 6 p.m.
that are eager to make an impact. Every game is important. We need N.Y. Islanders at N.Y. Rangers, 6 p.m.
the Maroon and White faithful to make Nusz the toughest venue in the
Madison Central at Starkville, 5:30 p.m. said he quickly learned Sharp loved baseball and Washington at Boston, 6 p.m.
Toronto at New Jersey, 6 p.m.
nation.” Saturday’s Matches that he was athletic in multiple sports. Dallas at Philadelphia, 6 p.m.
Itawamba AHS at New Hope, Noon Carolina at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m.
Last season, MSU (38-23) earned its sixth NCAA tournament “He was just a hard worker who did what was Montreal at St. Louis, 7 p.m.
appearance in the last seven seasons, the second-best stretch in Heritage Academy at St. Joseph Tournament asked and was a good teammate. He checked all Winnipeg at Minnesota, 7 p.m.
program history. Florida at Edmonton, 8 p.m.
MSU will play host to Valparaiso and Stephen F. Austin at 3 and Men’s College Basketball of the boxes,” Davis said. “To be that big and that Arizona at Vancouver, 9 p.m.
San Jose at Vegas, 9 p.m.
5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8 in a season-opening doubleheader at Nusz Today’s Games agile, we could tell he was going to be a good Ottawa at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m.
Friday’s Games
Park. The games will be part of the Bulldog Kickoff Classic. The sea- Campbellsville University Somerset at player.” Buffalo at Carolina, 6:30 p.m.
Detroit at Winnipeg, 7 p.m.
son-opening tournament also features Middle Tennessee. Mississippi University for Women, 6 p.m. Davis said he was blessed to coach so many Florida at Calgary, 8 p.m.
MSU will open Southeastern Conference play against Kentucky on Middle Tennessee at Southern Mississippi, 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at Anaheim, 9 p.m.
March 15-17 in Lexington, Kentucky. It will play host to Auburn on March
talented players, including current MSU running
22-24 in its first SEC home series.
Saturday’s Games
Ole Miss at Mississippi State, Noon
back Kylin Hill, as well as go against many oth- Tennis
n Men’s tennis team ranked third in preseason rankings: ers (former Noxubee County standout Jeffery Sydney International
Texas A&M at Alabama, 2:30 p.m. Wednesday
At Starkville, the men’s tennis team matched its highest ranking in
UAB at Southern Mississippi, 4 p.m. Simmons and former Starkville High School At Olympic Park Tennis Centre
program history Wednesday when it was ranked No. 3 in the Oracle ITA standouts Willie Gay Jr. and Kobe Jones, just Sydney
preseason team rankings. Sunday’s Game Purse: Men, $527,880 (ATP250); Women,
The No. 3 billing is the highest MSU has been ranked since 1999. Mississippi University for Women at to name three). He said he couldn’t be happier $823,000 (Premier)
Surface: Hard-Outdoor
The Southeastern Conference leads the nation with seven teams Campbellsville University Somerset, 2 p.m. for LaQuinston to get a chance to continue his Singles
Men
in the top 25.
Women’s College Basketball football career at MSU. He praised the Sharp Second Round
Yoshihito Nishioka, Japan, def. Andrey Rublev,
In the ITA’s individual rankings released in November, Nuno Borges family for their support of their son through the Russia, 6-3, 6-1.
leads four ranked Bulldogs in singles at 11th nationally. Niclas Braun Today’s Games Alex de Minaur (5), Australia, def. Reilly
(67th), Florian Broska (78th), and Trevor Foshey (93rd) all notched Southern Miss at Middle Tennessee, 6:30 p.m.
years, and hopes Sharp can earn playing time by Opelka, United States, 6-4, 7-6 (5).
Diego Schwartzman (3), Argentina, def.
career-best rankings after solid fall campaigns. In doubles, Braun and LSU at Ole Miss, 7 p.m. showing the same qualities that made him a “ter- Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, Spain, 6-2, 6-3.
Giovanni Oradini lead the way at No. 7, while Borges and Strahinja Ra-
Auburn at Alabama, 7 p.m. ror” on the defensive line when he was in middle Stefanos Tsitsipas (1), Greece, def. Guido
Andreozzi, Argentina, 6-3, 6-4.
kic, fresh off a trip to the NCAA Doubles Quarterfinals, are ranked 36th.
Georgia at Mississippi State, 8 p.m. school. Andreas Seppi (8), Italy, def. Martin Klizan,
Slovakia, 7-6 (2), 6-2.
MSU will open the spring campaign Thursday with individual com-
petition against Illinois at the Tempe Collegiate Cup, hosted by Arizona Saturday’s Games “He never missed practice. He was a yes-sir, Gilles Simon (4), France, def. Sam Querrey,
United States, 7-6 (5), 6-7 (6), 6-4.
State. MSU also will face Arizona State and TCU. Southern Mississippi at UAB, 2 p.m. no-sir type,” Davis said. “He did his work in John Millman, Australia, def. Marton Fucsovics
(7), Hungary, 6-3, 6-4.
Mississippi University for Women at Wesleyan school. He is somebody I remember with a lot of Women
First Round
Ole Miss College, 3 p.m. good memories.”
Jamie Sharp said he and his family have sim-
Anett Kontaveit, Estonia, def. Monica Puig,
Puerto Rico, 2-6, 7-5, 6-1.
Women’s tennis team ranked No. 12 in preseason poll College Gymnastics ilar memories. He said they have been keeping
Elise Mertens (10), Belgium, def. Katerina
Siniakova, Czech Republic, 7-6 (4), 2-6, 6-2.
Second Round
TEMPE, Ariz. — The Ole Miss women’s tennis team earned a Friday’s Meet
preseason ranking of No. 12 from Intercollegiate Tennis Association their fingers crossed that LaQuinston would stay Timea Bacsinszky, Switzerland, def. Sam
Stosur, Australia, 5-7, 6-4, 6-3.
(ITA) Wednesday morning.
Alabama hosts Michigan, Denver, Bowling Green healthy — he missed most of the 2018 season due Ashleigh Barty, Australia, def. Simona Halep
(1), Romania, 6-4, 6-4.
Reigning national champion Stanford is No. 1, while Vanderbilt State to injury, seeing action in just four games — and Aliaksandra Sasnovich, Belarus, def. Priscilla
is No. 2. The Commodores spent a good portion of the 2018 season
ranked first in the nation, but fell in the title match 4-3. The Southeastern
College Rifle encouraging him to put God first and to aim high
Hon, Australia, 0-6, 6-3, 6-3.
Petra Kvitova (5), Czech Republic, def. Hsieh
Su-wei, Taiwan, 7-6 (2), 6-2.
Conference has six teams ranked and another receiving votes.
Saturday’s Meet in everything he does. On Monday, LaQuinston Yulia Putintseva, Kazakhstan, def. Sloane
Stephens (4), United States, 3-6, 7-6 (4), 6-0.
Ole Miss will open the spring schedule this weekend at the National Ole Miss vs. Alaska-Fairbanks/Ohio State Sharp hit the mark for the first of many times as Elise Mertens (10), Belgium, def. Anett
Kontaveit, Estonia, 6-3, 6-1.
Collegiate Tennis Classic at Sunrise Country Club in Palm Springs, (Columbus, Ohio) a Bulldog. Doubles
California.
n Three rifle athletes advance to National Junior Olympics: At
College Swimming & Diving “We are happy parents and very excited our Men
First Round

Oxford, Rifle team members Kamilla Kisch, Sophia Cuozzo, and Jillian Saturday’s Meet son achieved his dream,” Jamie Sharp said. Lleyton Hewitt and Jordan Thompson,
Australia, def. Rajeev Ram, United States, and
Zakrzeski posted automatic qualifying scores at state competitions for Alabama hosts Miami men/Florida State women “Some people don’t get that chance. He is very Joe Salisbury (4), Britain, 6-1, 6-3.
Quarterfinals
the National Junior Olympic Rifle Championships.
Men’s College Tennis fortunate to have his parents’ support. We are Jamie Murray, Britain, and Bruno Soares (2),
Brazil, def. Ivan Dodig, Croatia, and Edouard
The National Junior Olympic Rifle Championships will be in April at
Today’s Matches
right along with him as he grows older. We are Roger-Vasselin, France, 7-5, 6-3.
the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs . behind him 110 percent. No matter where he
Ken and Neal Skupski, Britain, def. Alex Bolt
and Matt Reid, Australia, 6-4, 7-6 (4).
Ole Miss will return to action Saturday against Ohio State and Mississippi State at Arizona State Invite Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah (1),
went we were going to be there”
Alaska Fairbanks on Saturday in Columbus, Ohio.
Women’s College Tennis Sharp is part of a group of early enrollees that
Colombia, def. Matthew Ebden, Australia, and
Robert Lindstedt, Sweden, 6-3, 7-6 (1).
Women
Saturday’s Matches
Southern Mississippi Ole Miss at NCTC Invitational (Palm Springs,
includes offensive lineman Charles Cross (Lau-
rel High), defensive end Ani Izuchukwu (Hen-
First Round
Aleksandra Krunic, Serbia, and Katerina
Siniakova, Czech Republic, def. Timea
Men’s basketball team will play host to MTSU California) dersonville, Tennessee / Davidson Academy),
Bacsinszky, Switzerland, and Petra Martic,
Croatia, 6-2, 6-3.
HATTIESBURG — The Southern Mississippi men’s basketball will
play host to Middle Tennessee State at 7 p.m. Thursday in Reed Green College Track and Field safety Fred Peters (Columbia / Jones College),
Quarterfinals
Miyu Kato and Makoto Ninomiya, Japan,
def. Nadiia Kichenok, Ukraine, and Barbora
Coliseum. Friday’s Meet and quarterback Garrett Shrader (Charlotte, Strycova (4), Czech Republic, 1-6, 6-3, 10-8.
Eri Hozumi, Japan, and Alicja Rosolska,
Southern Miss (8-7, 0-3 Conference USA) is coming off a 65-62 Alabama, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Southern North Carolina / Charlotte Christian School). Poland, def. Anna-Lena Groenefeld, Germany,
loss at North Texas. This is the team’s first home game in 30 days, Miss at UAB Blazer Invite (Birmingham, Alabama) Cross, the state of Mississippi’s top offensive and Vania King, United States, 6-3, 2-6, 10-8.
Andreja Klepac, Slovenia, and Maria Jose
which is its longest stretch away from Hattiesburg since a seven-game
line prospect for the 2019 signing class, played in Martinez Sanchez (3), Spain, def. Bethanie
span in 1997-98.
Former Southern Miss football coach Jeff Bower (1990-2007) on the air the All-American Bowl on Saturday in San Anto-
Mattek-Sands, United States, and Demi
Schuurs, Netherlands, 2-6, 6-1, 10-8.

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Ole Miss
At Murfreesboro, Tennessee, the women’s basketball team will take on 6 p.m. — SMU at Connecticut, CBS Sports Auckland, New Zealand
Purse: $527,880 (ATP250)
Middle Tennessee State at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in a Conference USA Network Surface: Hard-Outdoor
game. Southern Miss (8-7, 0-2 C-USA) is coming off a loss to North 6 p.m. — Cincinnati at Tulsa, ESPN2 Singles
Second Round
Texas in its last game. Middle Tennessee State (11-4) is coming off a 6 p.m. — Winthrop at Campbell, ESPNU Taylor Fritz, United States, def. John Isner (1),
win against Florida Atlantic. 7 p.m. — Michigan at Illinois, FS1 Continued from Page 1B United States, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (5).
Tennys Sandgren, United States, def. Marco
8 p.m. — Robert Morris at St. Francis, CBS Buffen and Shuler hitting big shots to keep Ole
Cecchinato (3), Italy, 6-3, 6-3.

Alabama Sports Network Miss in front.
Fabio Fognini (2), Italy, def. Peter Gojowczyk,
Germany, 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (5).
Leonardo Mayer, Argentina, def. Matteo
Women’s basketball team will play host to Auburn 8 p.m. — TBA, ESPN “We responded to all of their runs,” Kermit Davis Berrettini, Italy, 5-7, 7-6 (5), 6-3.
8 p.m. — TBA, ESPN2 Cameron Norrie, Britain, def. Joao Sousa,
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The Alabama women’s basketball team said. “That’s what good teams do. We kind of got Portugal, 7-6 (5), 6-4.
will play host to Auburn at 7 p.m. Thursday at Coleman Coliseum. 8 p.m. — East Carolina at Memphis, ESPNU Philipp Kohlschreiber, Germany, def. Ugo

Alabama (9-6, 1-1 Southeastern Conference) will look to bounce 9 p.m. — Washington at Utah, FS1 sideways, it went down to three or four (points), but Humbert, France, 6-4, 6-4.
Pablo Carreno Busta (4), Spain, def. David
back from a road loss to No. 23 South Carolina on Sunday, while 10 p.m. — Pacific at Gonzaga, ESPN2 we kept making plays offensively.” Ferrer, Spain, 1-1 retired.
Jan-Lennard Struff, Germany, def. Rubin
Auburn (13-2, 1-1) is coming off its first SEC win after defeating Florida 10 p.m. — USC at Oregon State, ESPNU Auburn was led by Bryce Brown, who took 24 Statham, New Zealand, 6-2, 6-1.
Doubles
on Sunday. WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL shots — 19 from 3-point range — to score 23 points. First Round
n Softball team opens spring practice: At Tuscaloosa, 11 a.m. — Quinnipiac at Marist, ESPNU He was 8-for-24 overall, making six of his first 10 Marcus Daniell, New Zealand, and Wesley
Koolhof, Netherlands, def. Philipp Oswald,
Alabama, the softball team held its first practice in 2019 Wednesday in 4 p.m. — Morehead State at Belmont, ESPNU
preparation for its season opener against Troy on Feb. 8. 3-point attempts before missing eight of his final Austria, and Tim Puetz, Germany, 6-4, 7-6 (1).
Quarterfinals
The 2019 squad features 12 returnees from the 2018 squad that
5 p.m. — Indiana at Ohio State, Big Ten Network nine. Oliver Marach, Austria, and Mate Pavic (1),
Croatia, def. Henri Kontinen, Finland, and
made its 20th-straight NCAA tournament appearance, won a regional 6 p.m. — Louisville at Notre Dame, ESPN The Tigers made just eight baskets inside the Frederik Nielsen, Denmark, 6-3, 7-6 (4).
title for the 14th-consecutive season, and maintained its streak as 6 p.m. — Kentucky at Tennessee, SEC Network WTA Hobart International
3-point line. Auburn was outrebounded 45-37.
the only program to appear in every NCAA Super Regional since the 7 p.m. — Iowa at Purdue, Big Ten Network Wednesday
round’s inception in 2005. 8 p.m. — Georgia at Mississippi State, SEC “I thought we had an advantage inside — we At The Domain Tennis Centre
Hobart, Australia
n Men’s tennis team ranked No. 22: At Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Network didn’t,” Auburn coach Bruce Pearl said. “And that’s Purse: $226,750 (Intl.)
Surface: Hard-Outdoor
the men’s tennis team earned a preseason ranking of No. 22 in the GOLF something we’ll have to improve. But I’m not sur- Singles
Second Round
Oracle Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Collegiate rankings. 5 p.m. — PGA Tour, Sony Open, first round, prised Kermit has got it turned around this quickly, Anna Karolina Schmiedlova, Slovakia, def.
The ranking is Alabama’s first top-25 appearance in the preseason Honolulu, Hawaii, GLF because he’s got a good team.” Alison Van Uytvanck (8), Belgium, 6-3, 6-2.
poll since 2010. Kirsten Flipkens (7), Belgium, def. Viktoria
Alabama will return the entire 2017-18 roster, including senior
NBA Ole Miss went on a 10-0 run midway through the Kuzmova, Slovakia, 6-7 (3), 6-4, 6-1.
Dayana Yastremska, Ukraine, def. Vera Lapko,
All-American Mazen Osama, who led the team to the Round of 16 in the 6 p.m. — Boston at Miami, TNT first half to take a 25-14 lead and pushed that advan- Belarus, 6-1, 6-4.
Belinda Bencic, Switzerland, def. Zoe Hives,
NCAA Tournament in 2018. 9:30 p.m. — Houston at Golden State, TNT tage to 13 points by halftime. Davis led the Rebels Australia, 6-2, 6-4.
n Gymnasts excel academically in fall semester: At NHL with 17 first-half points on 6-of-10 shooting from the
Irina-Camelia Begu, Romania, def. Anna
Blinkova, Russia, 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-2.
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, the gymnastics team enters the spring semester 7 p.m. — Winnipeg at Minnesota, NBC Sports Sofia Kenin, United States, def. Ons Jabeur,
with a 3.75 cumulative grade-point average. Network
field. Tunisia, 7-6 (6), 6-3.
Greet Minnen, Belgium, def. Magda Linette,
Sixteen gymnasts earned better than a 3.0 GPA. Eleven came Auburn was back in action for the first time after Poland, 6-1, 4-6, 7-6 (3).
away with a 3.5 or better, eight scored better than a 3.7, and three Friday an 11-day layoff and looked rusty in the first half. Alize Cornet (6), France, def. Pauline
Parmentier, France, 6-3, 6-0.
posting a 4.0. COLLEGE BASKETBALL Auburn played better after the break, and Brown Doubles
Quarterfinals
Junior Maddie Desch and freshman Shallon Olsen both received 6 p.m. — Wright State at Northern Kentucky, ESPN2 nearly singlehandedly kept them in the game with Monica Niculescu, Romania, and Yang
President’s List (4.0 GPA) honors in the fall. Senior Abby Armbrecht 6 p.m. — Siena at Marist, ESPNU Zhaoxuan (3), China, def. Raluca Olaru,
earned a 4.0 while pursuing a master’s degree in digital and social his 3-point shooting, but he finally went cold and the Romania, and Galina Voskoboeva,
6 p.m. — Indiana at Maryland, FS1 Kazakhstan, 6-1, 6-4.
media marketing. Graduate school doesn’t offer President’s List honors. Tigers couldn’t keep pace. Kirsten Flipkens, Belgium, and Johanna
8 p.m. — Purdue at Wisconsin, FS1 Larsson (4), Sweden, def. Darija Jurak, Croatia,
Alabama will play host to Michigan, Denver, and Bowling Green at
WOMEN’S COLLEGE GYMNASTICS “No matter what I tried to do in the last 11 days, and Desirae Krawczyk, United States, 6-1, 6-4.
7:30 p.m. Friday at Coleman Coliseum. Anastasia Potapova, Russia, and Dayana
6 p.m. — Missouri at Florida, SEC Network there’s just no way in practice you can duplicate the Yastremska, Ukraine, def. Irina-Camelia Begu
n Swimming and Diving team posts strong academic and Mihaela Buzarnescu (2), Romania, 6-4,
showing: At Tuscaloosa, Alabama, the men’s and women’s swimming 7:30 p.m. — LSU at Auburn, SEC Network physicality and the pace of the game,” Pearl said. 7-6 (3).
MEN’S COLLEGE HOCKEY “It’s a long layoff and we looked like it, but that’s no
teams posted strong academic showings in the fall semester.
The women’s team posted a 3.67 grade-point average, while the 6 p.m. — Miami-Ohio at Western Michigan, CBS excuse. We got outcoached and we got outplayed.” Transactions
men earned a 3.55. Twenty-five swimmers and divers came away with Sports Network n Georgia 82, Vanderbilt 63: At Athens, Georgia, After missing each of his Wednesday’s Moves
BASEBALL
a 4.0 GPA, while 45 tallied a 3.5 or better and 64 posted a 3.0 or better. 8:30 p.m. — Nebraska at Denver, CBS Sports four shots in a scoreless first half, Rayshaun Hammonds found a positive attitude. American League
The Alabama men will face Florida State on Friday and Saturday, Network He also found his shot. CLEVELAND INDIANS — Agreed to terms with
C Kevin Plawecki on a one-year contract.
while the women’s team will face FSU and Miami at the Alabama Hammonds scored 19 points, all in the second half, and Georgia bounced
COLLEGE WRESTLING TEXAS RANGERS — Agreed to terms with
Aquatic Center and admission is free. back from an ugly loss in its Southeastern Conference opener to beat Vanderbilt RHP Shelby Miller on a one-year contract.
5 p.m. — Maryland at Purdue, Big Ten Network 82-63 on Wednesday night.
National League
CINCINNATI REDS — Agreed to terms
7 p.m. — Michigan State at Penn State, Big Ten
Junior Colleges Network
Derek Ogbeide had 15 points and nine rebounds for Georgia (9-5, 1-1 SEC).
The Bulldogs led only 56-55 before finally pulling away with an 18-2 run.
with RHPs Anthony Bass and Odrisamer
Despaigne, INF Christian Colon and OFs
Jordan Patterson and Mason Williams on minor
EMCC basketball teams drop doubleheader GOLF Saben Lee led Vanderbilt (9-5, 0-2) with 12 points. league contracts.
FOOTBALL
SCOOBA — The East Mississippi Community College basketball 5 p.m. — PGA Tour, Sony Open, second round, n Florida 57, Arkansas 51: At Fayetteville, Arkansas, Kevaughn Allen was National Football League
teams lost to East Central C.C. in a doubleheader Tuesday at Keyes T. Honolulu, Hawaii, TGC more focused on avoiding another late-game collapse than he was delivering an- ATLANTA FALCONS — Named Ben Kotwica
special teams coordinator.
Currie Coliseum. HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL other bit of heartbreak in his home state. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS — Placed S Mike
The visiting Warriors outlasted the Lions 55-52 in women’s 8 p.m. — Rancho Christian (Calif.) at Memphis The Florida senior managed to do both in his final return to his native Arkan- Mitchell on injured reserve. Signed S Rolan
Milligan from the practice squad and DE
action. The Warriors took a 58-57 decision in the men’s game. Former East (Tenn.), ESPN2 sas on Wednesday night, scoring 18 points and delivering the game-sealing free Anthony Winbush to the practice squad.
Starkville High School standout Jariyah Covington had six of her 16 throws in the final seconds of the Gators’ victory against the Razorbacks. MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Named Kevin
NBA Stefanski offensive coordinator.
points in the final minute to lead ECCC (9-1). Brianna Page matched her The win is the third straight and fifth in the last six games in Fayetteville for TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS — Named Todd
career high with 19 points to lead EMCC (4-8). 6:30 p.m. — Indiana at New York, ESPN Florida (9-5, 1-1 Southeastern Conference), which was coming off a home loss to Bowles defensive coordinator.
Dewayne Cox had 16 points to lead the EMCC men (7-5), who had 9 p.m. — LA Lakers at Utah, ESPN South Carolina last week.
TENNESSEE TITANS — Named Frank Piraino
strength and conditioning coach.
their four-game winning streak snapped. Darrious Agnew had 10 points NHL Florida led by 16 points with 9:13 remaining against Arkansas (10-4, 1-1), only Canadian Football League
WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS — Re-signed LS
and six rebounds off the bench. 6:30 p.m. — Buffalo at Carolina, NHL Network to see that lead shrink to 53-51 with under a minute remaining. Allen, originally Chad Rempel to a two-year contract. Released
— From Special Reports from Arkansas, hit four free throws in the final 12 seconds to secure the win. CB Chris Randle.
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COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Goals still Georgia learning how to be
West Virginia 67, Oklahoma St. 58
Wednesday’s Men’s Major Georgia 82, Vanderbilt 63 SOUTH
VANDERBILT (9-5): Ryan 1-6 0-0 3, East Carolina 78, Wichita St. 56
College Scores Nesmith 3-10 2-4 9, Wetzell 3-7 1-1 8, Shittu Lamar 79, New Orleans 57
East

in reach
5-15 0-2 10, Lee 4-9 3-3 12, Moyer 2-6 1-1 5, MIDWEST
American U. 71, Navy 63 Brown 0-1 0-0 0, Evans 3-7 2-2 10, Toye 2-9 2-2 Akron 72, W. Michigan 59
Army 86, Boston U. 82

hunted instead of hunter
6. Totals 23-70 11-15 63. Ball St. 77, Bowling Green 70
Bucknell 84, Colgate 81 GEORGIA (9-5): Claxton 3-10 3-7 9, Buffalo 91, E. Michigan 84
Cornell 86, Towson 74 Hammonds 6-13 5-5 19, Ogbeide 7-9 1-2 15, Cent. Michigan 88, Ohio 70
Dayton 72, George Washington 66

for The W
Hightower 4-8 2-3 11, Jackson 2-2 2-2 8, Wil- Dayton 75, UMass 47
Duquesne 66, Fordham 61 ridge 1-4 2-2 4, Ngumezi 0-2 0-0 0, Edwards Iowa St. 92, TCU 54
Hartford 66, UMBC 64, OT 0-0 0-0 0, Harrison 0-0 0-0 0, Crump 2-5 2-2 Kent St. 87, N. Illinois 78
Lafayette 85, Loyola (Md.) 70 8, Fagan 1-3 0-0 2, Sargiunas 2-4 0-0 6, Harris Miami (Ohio) 65, Toledo 64
Lehigh 99, Holy Cross 94, OT 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 28-60 17-23 82. Michigan St. 86, Minnesota 68
New Hampshire 68, Mass.-Lowell 64
Pittsburgh 89, Louisville 86, OT
Halftime—Georgia 34-33. 3-Point North Dakota 68, Nebraska-Omaha 57 By Adam Minichino played in five games (two starts).
White Jr. likes team’s
Goals—Vanderbilt 6-25 (Evans 2-5, Lee 1-1, Oral Roberts 72, Purdue Fort Wayne 61
Rutgers 64, Ohio St. 61 Wetzell 1-2, Ryan 1-6, Nesmith 1-6, Moyer Rutgers 71, Illinois 60 aminichino@cdispatch.com Taylor said Gabby Connally,
Seton Hall 76, Butler 75 0-1, Toye 0-4), Georgia 9-26 (Jackson 2-2, S. Dakota St. 76, Denver 59
St. Bonaventure 73, Saint Joseph’s 47 Sargiunas 2-3, Crump 2-4, Hammonds 2-6, SOUTHWEST who shared the SEC Player of
second-half schedule Stony Brook 59, Binghamton 46
Syracuse 61, Clemson 53
Temple 73, Houston 69
Hightower 1-4, Wilridge 0-1, Fagan 0-1, Ngu-
mezi 0-2, Claxton 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Re-
Abilene Christian 109, McNeese St. 52
Ark.-Pine Bluff 52, LeMoyne-Owen 43
Joni Taylor talked in October
about a change in attitude for
the Week honors with MSU’s
Vermont 73, Maine 49
bounds—Vanderbilt 36 (Shittu 14), Georgia 40
(Claxton 12). Assists—Vanderbilt 8 (Shittu 3),
Baylor 65, Kansas St. 50
Houston 72, SMU 61 Jordan Danberry, is one player
By Adam Minichino Virginia 83, Boston College 56 Georgia 13 (Crump 4). Total Fouls—Vanderbilt Sam Houston St. 66, Cent. Arkansas 62 the Georgia women’s basketball who has emerged since the loss
SOUTH
aminichino@cdispatch.com Abilene Christian 73, McNeese St. 72
21, Georgia 14. Technicals—Vanderbilt coach
Bryce Drew. A—9,429 (10,523).
Stephen F. Austin 70, Nicholls 62
Texas 73, Oklahoma 63 team. of Morrison.
Davidson 61, George Mason 56
Florida St. 68, Miami 62 Florida 57, Arkansas 51 Texas A&M-CC 79, Northwestern St. 55
Texas Tech 69, Kansas 66
Coming off a 26-7 season “Gabby is someone we ask to
A few losses haven’t Georgia 82, Vanderbilt 63
Jacksonville 90, Kennesaw St. 70
FLORIDA (9-5): Hayes 1-3 2-2 4, Nem-
bhard 2-6 1-2 6, Locke 4-8 0-0 10, Hudson 4-15
Tulsa 46, Memphis 39
FAR WEST
that included a guard one of the best people on
altered Howard White Jr.’s Liberty 71, Stetson 53
Lipscomb 81, North Florida 66
0-2 9, Allen 3-11 11-12 18, K.Johnson 0-2 0-0 0,
Bassett 3-5 1-1 7, Stone 0-2 0-0 0, Ballard 0-2
Air Force 63, Colorado St. 48 12-4 finish (third the floor and score for us, and
Fresno St. 70, Utah St. 59
plans. Ole Miss 82, Auburn 67
Nicholls 78, Stephen F. Austin 73
0-0 0, Okauru 1-4 0-0 3. Totals 18-58 15-19 57. Nevada 52, San Jose St. 49 place) in the that is something Q did,” Taylor
ARKANSAS (10-4): Bailey 2-8 0-0 4, UNLV 66, New Mexico 57
Even though the Mis- Rhode Island 78, Richmond 67 Gafford 3-4 3-6 9, Joe 2-10 0-1 6, Jones 7-13 Wyoming 87, San Diego St. 45 Southeaster n said. “She has matured. I think
South Florida 66, Tulane 48 12-13 30, Harris 1-5 0-2 2, Osabuohien 0-1 0-4
sissippi University for Texas A&M-CC 62, Northwestern St. 61 0, Chaney 0-2 0-0 0, Embery 0-4 0-0 0, Sills The AP Women’s Conference, Tay- Gabby somewhere in the back of
VCU 69, La Salle 63 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 15-50 15-26 51.
Women’s women’s basket- Virginia Tech 52, Georgia Tech 49 Halftime—Florida 33-22. 3-Point Top 25 Fared lor said Georgia her mind always has known she
Wednesday
ball team MIDWEST
Iowa 73, Northwestern 63
Goals—Florida 6-26 (Locke 2-5, Nembhard
1-2, Okauru 1-3, Hudson 1-5, Allen 1-9, Ballard 1. Notre Dame (14-1) did not play. Next: no longer was had it in her. ... She always has
lost its final Kansas 77, TCU 68
Kansas St. 71, West Virginia 69
0-1, Stone 0-1), Arkansas 6-26 (Jones 4-9,
Joe 2-9, Osabuohien 0-1, Embery 0-2, Sills
vs. No. 2 Louisville, Thursday.
2. Louisville (14-0) did not play. Next: at going to be the known her presence was import-
two games Marquette 106, Creighton 104, OT 0-2, Harris 0-3). Fouled Out—Osabuohien. No. 1 Notre Dame, Thursday. Robinson “hunter” but that
Saint Louis 65, Massachusetts 62 Rebounds—Florida 35 (Hudson 6), Arkansas 3. UConn (13-1) beat Cincinnati 82-38. ant. With Q being absent, she
of 2018, Xavier 81, Georgetown 75 35 (Gafford 12). Assists—Florida 9 (Nembhard Next: vs. South Florida, Sunday.
4. Baylor (12-1) beat Kansas State 65-50.
it was going to has realized how much more im-
SOUTHWEST 4), Arkansas 10 (Joe, Jones, Harris 3). Total
White Jr. Florida 57, Arkansas 51 Fouls—Florida 25, Arkansas 20. A—9,950 Next: at TCU, Saturday. be the “hunted.” The preseason portant it is to be consistent and
New Orleans 78, Lamar 71, OT (19,368). 5. Oregon (13-1) did not play. Next: at
feels his Sam Houston St. 78, Cent. Arkansas 69 Southern Cal, Friday. rankings and picks reflected that we are counting on her.”
FAR WEST Southeastern 6. Stanford (12-1) did not play. Next: at
team is in Arizona 75, Stanford 70 No. 19 Arizona State, Friday. that belief in Georgia, as Taylor’s Taylor also hopes senior for-
Conference Men
good posi- Arizona St. 80, California 66
CS Northridge 84, UC Riverside 83 Conf. Pct. Overall Pct.
7. Mississippi State (14-1) did not play.
Next: vs. Georgia, Thursday. squad was ranked No. 14 in The ward Caliya Robinson can con-
White Jr. tion to hold Fresno St. 78, Utah St. 77 Tennessee 2-0 1.000 13-1 .929 8. N.C. State (15-0) did not play. Next: vs.
Associated Press poll and picked
Nevada 92, San Jose St. 53 S. Carolina 2-0 1.000 7-7 .500 Pittsburgh, Thursday. tinue to play through pain. She
on to its No. UC Santa Barbara 65, Cal Poly 56 Ole Miss
LSU
2-0 1.000 12-2
1-0 1.000 11-3
.857
.786
9. Maryland (14-1) did not play. Next: vs.
Michigan, Saturday.
third in the SEC preseason poll. said the preseason first-team
1 ranking in the United The AP Top 25 Fared Kentucky
Alabama
1-1 .500 11-3
1-1 .500 10-4
.786
.714
10. Oregon State (12-2) did not play. Next:
at UCLA, Friday.
Georgia can still attain those All-SEC pick is battling a painful
Wednesday
States Collegiate Athletic 1. Duke (13-1) did not play. Next: at No. 13 Florida
Arkansas
1-1 .500 9-5
1-1 .500 10-4
.643
.714
11. Texas (13-2) beat Oklahoma 73-63. goals, but it is working its way knee that is something she has
Next: at No. 20 Iowa State, Saturday.
Association’s (USCAA) Florida State, Saturday.
2. Michigan (15-0) did not play. Next: at
Georgia 1-1 .500 9-5 .643 12. Syracuse (13-2) did not play. Next: vs. back up the ladder after suffer- never experienced. She said the
Miss. State 0-1 .000 12-2 .857 North Carolina, Sunday.
national poll. The W (10- Illinois, Thursday.
3. Tennessee (13-1) did not play. Next: at
Auburn 0-1 .000 11-3 .786 13. Tennessee (12-2) did not play. Next: ing three of its four losses in No- injury dates back to an anterior
Missouri 0-1 .000 9-4 .692
4) will kick off the sec- Florida, Saturday.
4. Virginia (14-0) beat Boston College
Vanderbilt 0-2 .000 9-5 .643
vs. No. 16 Kentucky, Thursday.
14. Gonzaga (15-1) did not play. Next: vs. vember. Taylor hopes her team cruciate ligament/meniscus in-
Texas A&M 0-2 .000 6-7 .462
ond part of its return to 83-56. Next: at Clemson, Saturday. Portland, Saturday.
15. Marquette (12-3) did not play. Next: at can take the first step toward jury she suffered in high school.
5. Gonzaga (14-2) did not play. Next: vs.
intercollegiate athletics Pacific, Thursday.
Wednesday’s Games
Georgia 82, Vanderbilt 63
Villanova, Friday.
16. Kentucky (14-2) did not play. Next: at
re-claiming some of that swag- “We hope to get her to a point
at 3 p.m. Saturday when it 6. Michigan State (14-2) did not play.
Next: at Penn State, Sunday.
Ole Miss 82, Auburn 67
Florida 57, Arkansas 51
No. 13 Tennessee, Thursday. ger at 8 p.m. Thursday (SEC where she is more consistent,”
17. Iowa (11-3) did not play. Next: at Pur-
takes on Wesleyan College 7. Kansas (13-2) beat No. 25 TCU 77-68.
Next: at Baylor, Saturday.
Today’s Games
No games scheduled
due, Thursday. Network) when it takes on No. 7 Taylor said of Robinson, who is
18. Minnesota (12-3) lost to No. 23
(0-12) in Macon, Georgia. 8. Texas Tech (14-1) did not play. Next: at
Texas, Saturday.
Friday’s Games Michigan State 86-68. Next: vs. No. 17 Iowa, Mississippi State in a SEC game second on the team in scoring
No games scheduled Monday.
The W defeated Wes- 9. Virginia Tech (14-1) beat Georgia Tech Saturday’s Games 19. Arizona State (11-3) did not play. at Humphrey Coliseum. (12.8 points per game) and is av-
52-49. Next: at No. 4 Virginia, Tuesday. Missouri at South Carolina, Noon
leyan College 84-43 on 10. Nevada (15-1) beat San Jose State (SEC Network)
Next: vs. No. 6 Stanford, Friday.
20. Iowa State (13-2) beat TCU 92-54. “I think we have just grown eraging 8.1 rebounds. Robinson
Ole Miss at Mississippi State, Noon (WCBI)
Dec. 8 in Columbus. The 92-53. Next: at Fresno State, Saturday.
11. Auburn (11-3) lost to Ole Miss Texas A&M at Alabama, 2:30 p.m.
Next: vs. No. 11 Texas, Saturday.
21. South Carolina (10-4) did not play. up a little bit guys,” said Taylor, had played 30 or more minutes
victory was part of a five- 82-67. Next: vs. Georgia, Saturday.
12. North Carolina (12-3) did not play.
(SEC Network)
Georgia at Auburn, 3 p.m. (ESPN2)
Next: vs. Florida, Thursday.
22. Florida State (14-1) did not play. Next:
who stressed that she and her three times this season. Taylor
game winning streak at Next: vs. Louisville, Saturday.
13. Florida State (13-2) beat Miami 68-62.
Tennessee at Florida, 5 p.m. (ESPN)
LSU at Arkansas, 5 p.m. (SEC Network)
vs. Clemson, Sunday. coaches encouraged their play- said that is due in part to Robin-
23. Michigan State (12-3) beat No. 18
the tail end of 2018. Unfor- Next: vs. No. 1 Duke, Saturday. Vanderbilt at Kentucky, 7:30 p.m.
(SEC Network)
Minnesota 86-68. Next: at Ohio State, Monday. ers not to believe they were as son’s knee problems. She said
14. Mississippi State (12-2) did not play. 24. California (10-3) did not play. Next: at
tunately, White Jr. said the Next: vs. Mississippi, Saturday. Sunday’s Games Arizona, Friday. good as people said they were she often is limited in practice
No games scheduled
Owls fought through line- 15. N.C. State (13-2) did not play. Next:
vs. Pittsburgh, Saturday.
25. Indiana (14-1) did not play. Next: at
Ohio State, Thursday. when the preseason accolades and sometimes doesn’t even go
Conference USA
up issues in road losses 16. Ohio State (12-3) lost to Rutgers
64-61. Next: at Iowa, Saturday. Conference All Games SEC Women arrived. “I don’t think we played in an effort to save her for games.
to Huntingdon College at 17. Houston (15-1) lost to Temple 73-69.
Next: vs. Wichita State, Saturday.

North Texas
W L Pct. W L Pct.
3 0 1.000 15 1 .938

Miss. State
Conf. Pct. Overall
2-0 1.000 14-1
Pct.
.933 with the same tempo when we Taylor said the key for Robin-
Belhaven to close the first 18. Kentucky (11-3) did not play. Next: vs. UAB
Marshall
2 0 1.000 10 5 .667
2 0 1.000 9 6 .600
Missouri 2-0 1.000 13-3 .813 had something to prove.” son is realizing she doesn’t have
Vanderbilt, Saturday. Georgia 2-0 1.000 11-4 .733
part of the season. 19. Buffalo (14-1) did not play. Next: vs.
UTSA
Rice
2 0
2 1
1.000 8 7
.667 7 9
.533
.438
S. Carolina 2-0 1.000 10-4 .714 Taylor said losses to UCLA, to be “Wonder Woman” to help
Kentucky 1-1 .500 14-2 .875
In 2019, White Jr. vows Miami (Ohio), Saturday.
20. Iowa State (12-3) did not play. Next:
Old Dominion
FIU
1 1 .500 11 4 .733
1 1 .500 10 5 .667
Auburn 1-1 .500 13-2 .867 Georgia Tech, and Maryland Georgia realizes that potential.
Tennessee 1-1 .500 12-2 .857
the Owls will be more ag- vs. Kansas State, Saturday.
21. Marquette (13-3) beat Creighton
FAU 1 1 .500 10 5 .667 Arkansas 1-1 .500 12-4 .750 were a “reality check” as was a Robinson talked about that
W. Kentucky 1 1 .500 8 7 .533
gressive on defense and 106-104, OT. Next: vs. Seton Hall, Saturday.
22. Indiana (12-3) did not play. Next: at
La. Tech 1 2 .333 11 5 .688
LSU
Alabama
1-1 .500 10-4
1-1 .500 9-6
.714
.600 loss to Villanova. All four were potential in October at the SEC
UTEP 0 2 .000 5 8 .385
will continue to attack on Maryland, Friday. Charlotte 0 2 .000 3 10 .231
Texas A&M
Ole Miss
0-2 .000 11-4
0-2 .000 6-10
.733
.375 on the road, but Georgia (11-4, Media Days and envisioned a
23. Oklahoma (12-3) did not play. Next:
offense. vs. No. 25 TCU, Saturday.
Middle Tenn. 0 2
Southern Miss. 0 3
.000 3 12
.000 8 7
.200
.533
Vanderbilt
Florida
0-2 .000 5-10
0-2 .000 4-11
.333
.267
2-0 SEC) has won five in a row strong senior season for herself
24. St. John’s (14-2) did not play. Next: vs.
“Ten and four is not DePaul, Saturday. Today’s Games since the last setback. It defeat- as well as the Bulldogs.
Wednesday’s Games
a bad record,” White Jr. 25. TCU (12-2) lost to No. 7 Kansas
77-68. Next: at No. 23 Oklahoma, Saturday.
Old Dominion at FAU, 6 p.m.
Charlotte at FIU, 6 p.m.
No games scheduled ed Vanderbilt 71-64 on Sunday in “All I really did was work
Today’s Games
said “We had a couple we Ole Miss 82, UAB at Louisiana Tech, 6:30 p.m.
Middle Tennessee at Southern Mississippi,
Kentucky at Tennessee, 6 p.m. (SEC Network) Nashville, Tennessee. (in the offseason) on my craft,”
should have won because No. 11 Auburn 67 7 p.m.
Florida at South Carolina, 6 p.m.
Arkansas at Missouri, 7 p.m. Taylor said the Bulldogs have Robinson said. “I had the shot.
Rice at UTSA, 7 p.m.
we had some kids out and AUBURN (11-3): Okeke 2-6 0-3 5, Wiley
0-5 6-8 6, Harper 3-14 1-2 9, Doughty 3-6 0-0
North Texas at UTEP, 8 p.m.
Texas A&M at Vanderbilt, 7 p.m.
Auburn at Alabama, 7 p.m. made adjustments since the I had the rebounding. I had the
couldn’t make it back be- 9, Brown 8-24 0-0 23, McLemore 0-3 0-0 0,
Spencer 2-4 0-0 4, McCormick 0-1 0-0 0, Dun-
Wednesday’s Women’s LSU at Ole Miss, 7 p.m.
Georgia at Mississippi State, 8 p.m. losses, but she acknowledged blocked shots. I worked on any-
cause of family problems, bar 4-4 2-4 11. Totals 22-67 9-17 67. Major College Scores (SEC Network) they still aren’t where she wants thing that could help me get to
OLE MISS (12-2): Olejniczak 1-2 9-12 11, EAST Friday’s Games
so we were a little bit short Tyree 1-10 3-6 5, Shuler 5-9 2-2 14, T.Davis American U. 58, Navy 45 No games scheduled them to be. Still, Georgia is hold- the next level.
9-15 5-6 27, Hinson 3-6 0-0 7, Buffen 4-6 8-11
in the Belhaven game and 16, Stevens 1-4 0-0 2, D.Davis 0-1 0-0 0. Totals
Boston U. 64, Loyola (Md.) 62
Bucknell 66, Army 52
Saturday’s Games
No games scheduled ing opponents to 53.6 points per “I was just hungry. I want this
didn’t play well against 24-53 27-37 82.
Halftime—Ole Miss 42-29. 3-Point
Colgate 60, Lafayette 49
Davidson 62, Duquesne 47
Sunday’s Games
Ole Miss at Kentucky, Noon (SEC Network)
game and 34.1 shooting percent- to be the way I help my family.
Huntingdon. I like where Goals—Auburn 14-39 (Brown 7-19, Doughty
3-6, Harper 2-9, Dunbar 1-1, Okeke 1-3, Wiley
Fordham 60, Richmond 48
George Washington 64, Rhode Island 59
Alabama at Texas A&M, 1 p.m. (ESPNU) age from the field. This is why I go so hard because
Tennessee at Georgia, 2 p.m. (ESPN)
we are and what we’re do- 0-1), Ole Miss 7-19 (T.Davis 4-9, Shuler 2-3,
Hinson 1-3, Tyree 0-1, Stevens 0-3). Fouled
Hartford 66, UMBC 52
Lehigh 64, Holy Cross 55 Missouri at Florida, 2 p.m. (SEC Network) In addition to the losses, that is something that is going
ing for the second half of Out—McLemore, Spencer. Rebounds—Au- Maine 63, Vermont 51 Vanderbilt at Arkansas, 2 p.m.
South Carolina at LSU, 4 p.m. (SEC Network) Georgia had to adjust after the to help me, and me having (my
burn 32 (Spencer, Wiley 7), Ole Miss 37 (T. New Hampshire 56, Mass.-Lowell 53
the season.” Davis 12). Assists—Auburn 11 (Harper 5), Ole Saint Louis 62, Saint Joseph’s 49 Monday’s Game season-ending injury to sopho- family) to motivate myself is
See THE W, 4B
Miss 13 (Hinson 4). Total Fouls—Auburn 23, Stony Brook 65, Binghamton 56 Mississippi State at Auburn, 6 p.m.
Ole Miss 15. A—8,241 (9,500). UConn 82, Cincinnati 38 (SEC Network) more guard Que Morrison, who what keeps me going.”

Woods
Continued from Page 1B
2005-08. Woods earned two would be a “dream come true.” be able to overcome that’s going won’t run in their primary events talent.”
All-America honors and four All- He said the challenge to raising to stop us from achieving those and will compete in secondary MSU will rely on middle-dis-
SEC awards. “This is an opportu- MSU’s profile in arguably the goals.” events. tance runners Marco Arop and
nity for the rest of the coaches on nation’s toughest conference is As an assistant, Woods has On Tuesday, sophomore An- Dejon Devroe on the men’s side.
the staff to continue to move for- “outworking” other coaches and coached Bulldog athletes to 17 derson Peters was selected as Arop and Devroe qualified for the
ward. There was a time I stepped programs. He said the Bulldogs All-American selections and two one of 10 athletes on the men’s NCAA Indoor Championships in
back (following Dudley’s resigna- have to embrace a “blue-collar Southeastern Conference cham- preseason watch list for The Bow- the 800. Devroe, who finished
tion) and I evaluated myself and mind-set” that is reflected in the pionships. His student-athletes erman, collegiate track and field’s second at the Southeastern Con-
evaluated the other individuals fact the program never has had hold 40 times in the MSU record highest honor. ference Championships, reached
on the staff and we came together a top-10 recruiting class but it books. In 2018, Woods’ athletes Peters was a semifinalist for the finals. Arop also finished
and we started figuring out what has continued to have success. put 15 new marks among the top the award in 2018 and was MSU’s second as a freshman at the 2018
things we did well, what weak- Woods said he wants the coaches five in MSU history. first semifinalist. NCAA Outdoor Championships.
nesses we felt we had to correct. I and the student-athletes to con- Before coming to MSU, As a freshman, Peters cap- Daniel Nixon finished third in
am a firm believer of the definition tinue to pour that kind of effort Woods served as head coach for tured the NCAA javelin title in 800 at the SEC meet.
of insanity, that’s doing the same into everything they do to help the men’s and women’s cross June with a meet-record toss of On the women’s side, Alon
thing and expecting a different re- MSU reach the highest peak. He country and track and field teams 82.82 meters (217 feet, 9 inches) Lewis, Monica Mosley, and Ri-
sult. We have been a top-10 team said he had that attitude when he at Claflin University in Orange- on his third throw in Eugene, Or- ley White were part of the indoor
several times since I have been competed. burg, South Carolina. egon. 4x400 relay squad that posted the
here as an assistant, and we’re go- “I wasn’t the best athlete com- Prior to his time at Claflin, Last season, the women’s No. 3 mark in school history last
ing to continue to be a top-10 team ing out of my neighborhood or Woods was the men’s and wom- team finished in the top 20 in the year, while Lewis and Charlotte
if we do the same things. coming out of my high school,” en’s long sprints, middle, and country. Woods feels the men’s Cayton-Smith have been part of
“My goal is to win a nation- Woods said, “but I stayed out of long distance coach at Abilene indoor team can climb into the multiple top times in the distance
al championship, so obviously trouble and I never quit. I never Christian. top 20 or 25. He said strong ef- medley relay.
there is going to have to be some backed off. If I had a goal, I was MSU will open the indoor forts for both teams will catapult Cayton-Smith also holds the
change that we will have to instill, going to do whatever was nec- track and field season Friday at them into what he feels can be a No. 2 800 mark in school his-
and that we are currently instill- essary to achieve that goal. ... the Blazer Invitational in Bir- promising outdoor season. tory. Mosley and Justice Sims
ing into the kids and into the pro- That’s how I have been my whole mingham, Alabama. It also will “We have a lot of returners and rank fifth all-time in the 400
gram.” life. I have a goal in mind for this compete Saturday in the Vulcan we have got a lot of young talent,” and 200, respectively.
Woods said he is interested season and the seasons to come. Invitational, also at the Birming- Woods said. “This is as deep as Follow Dispatch sports editor
in taking over the head coach There won’t be an obstacle that I ham Crossplex. Woods said the we have ever been as far as talent, Adam Minichino on Twitter @
on a permanent basis, saying it cannot overcome or that we won’t majority of MSU competitors and we are pretty young with that ctsportseditor

MSU women
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them not ready for what we find a way to play with that after the first quarter only McCowan named to nounced April 12 at the Col- New York Liberty and the
have to bring. ... We want to same focus and intensity three times this season. lege Basketball Awards. Indiana Fever hold the
out-tough and outwork the for longer stretches as they Sophomore forward watch list n Also Wednesday, No. 2 and the No. 3 picks.
other team.” get deeper into league play. Chloe Bibby said the key Teaira McCowan was McCowan was selected as The Aces selected former
MSU (14-1, 2-0 SEC) “Coach says, ‘the first to building on those starts named Wednesday to the the No. 1 pick in a WNBA South Carolina All-Amer-
has seized the momentum five minutes,’ ” MSU senior of games or halves is get- midseason top 25 for the mock draft. The Associat- ican A’ja Wilson with the
from those fast starts to av- guard Jazzmun Holmes ting players off the bench John Wooden Award. ed Press polled a panel of No. 1 pick last season, the
erage 92.2 points per game, said. “We have to come involved. Schaefer agreed The 6-foot-7 senior cen- WNBA coaches and gener- second year in a row they
which is second in the na- out with energy and just and stressed the impor- ter leads MSU in scoring al managers for their first- had the top choice.
tion, and to shoot 51 per- do what we need to do, get tance of bench players (16.4 points per game), re- and second round picks Howard, a graduate stu-
cent from the field, which stops, score, get a good coming into games and bounding (13), and blocked for the draft, which will dent transfer from Texas
is fifth in the country. Both possession every time. The fixing something if it is shots (2.7). She also is be in April. Panelists were A&M, came in at No. 12
marks lead the SEC. first five minutes is very broken or keeping things among the nation’s lead- limited to college seniors in the first round (Seattle
The Bulldogs also have important to him and it’s going if they are clicking. ers in double-doubles (12, and eligible foreign play- Storm). She was the only
shown they can turn the important to us.” “Play withing yourself, third), field goal percent- ers. They couldn’t offer a other MSU player selected.
tide in the third quarter. MSU’s stingy play in the do your job,” Schaefer said. age (68.7 percent, fourth), pick for their team. The top n NOTE: The first
Against Lamar (42-15), Lit- first and third quarters is “That’s what makes a great and rebounding (third). three picks — McCowan, 1,000 fans will receive a
tle Rock (32-14), and South- one reason it is 15th in the team. Everybody has a job The top 25 will be pared Louisville’s Asia Durr, and voucher for a Vic Schaefer
ern Mississippi (23-8), nation in scoring defense to do. When you try to step to 20 later in the season be- Baylor’s Kalani Brown — bobblehead that can be re-
MSU came out of the lock- (54.5 ppg). That total gives outside of yourself and do fore a list of 15 finalists is remained the same from deemed after the game.
er room and changed the the Bulldogs the nation’s things you’re not capable of revealed prior to the NCAA the first mock draft. Follow Dispatch sports
nature of the game. The largest scoring margin doing, that’s what gets you tournament. The Wooden The Las Vegas Aces editor Adam Minichino on
Bulldogs know they have to (37.7). MSU has trailed in trouble.” Award winner will be an- hold the No. 1 pick. The Twitter @ctsportseditor
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The W
Continued from Page 3B
White Jr. said he talked to Jr. said he likes his team’s cluding several aagainst NAIA
his players in December about
“We are right where we want to be. We are balance. Tenazhia Hinkson, programs, in the first half of
the changes he envisioned for
2019. At the top of that list is a
well above .500 and playing well.” Autumn Taylor, and Keyahna
Jones also have been key con-
the season to see who could
contribute. With a better sense
desire to play more pressure de- Mississippi University for Women tributors on offense. White Jr. of how his players will react in
fense, which means you can ex- women’s basketball coach Howard White Jr. said he would like to extend tight games, White Jr. said the
pect to see the Owls use more his bench in the second half to Owls are prepared to hang on to
player-to-play defense. He said push his rotation to as many as the No. 1 seed — a position they
they will continue to use their 10. Nine players averaged dou- were in for most of the first half
matchup zone, but he said he said he is anxious to put it into to 179 for their opponents. The ble-digit minutes a game in the of the season — and play for a
wants to pick up the pace and action. W is shooting 56.2 percent from first half of the season. White Jr.
national title.
be more active on defense. That “I think that will get us more the free-throw line. said that plan will help the Owls
“We are right where we want
plan should suit the Owls well active on the defensive end of Former Columbus High push tempo and allow them to
to be,” White Jr. said. “We are
because they are a guard-ori- the floor so we’re not standing School standout Rokila Wallace play more aggressively.
well above .500 and playing
ented team that has a lot of around in a zone,” White Jr. leads The W in scoring at 18.8 “It will give our reserves
depth in the backcourt. said. “We’re going to mix it up.” points per game. She also leads some more playing time and ex- well. We just want to change
White Jr. said the Owls On offense, White Jr. said the team in minutes (33.8). For- perience on the floor so we can some stuff defensively. We have
have spent the first practic- the Owls will continue to try to mer West Point High standout rest some of my big girls so they got games in the second semes-
es back this week working push tempo. Even though they Qiayon Bailey (12.8 ppg.) is will be good enough and ready ter that we should win. We want
on help defense in three-on- are a guard-oriented team, the the only other player in double come tournament time,” White to go into the tournament as the
three and four-on-four sets. Owls don’t rely on 3-pointers. figures. She is averaging 8.2 re- Jr. said. “That way we don’t No. 1 seed. If we can do that, I
He said the players welcomed The W has attempted only 161 bounds per game. have any knees that are hurting think we will be fine.”
the news about playing more 3-pointers this season to 404 for Despite only having two play- or backs that are hurting.” Follow Dispatch sports editor
player-to-player defense when its opponents. The Owls also ers in double figures on a team White Jr. said he scheduled Adam Minichino on Twitter @
he told them late last year. He have attempted 395 free throws that averages 70.1 ppg., White a lot of the tougher games, in- ctsportseditor

Comics & Puzzles
DILBERT
Dear Abby
D
EAR ABBY: makes you feel. keep happening because she’s
I am having If that doesn’t an amazing person.
issues with increase his Her life isn’t going well,
a friend who gets sensitivity to the either. Her mom has stage 4
handed most disparity in your colon cancer and is in her final
everything he situations, you year. Her stepdad isn’t the best
have my permis- person, and Layla has a dis-
wants. I had to sion to end the ease herself. I’m really worried
grow up when I relationship. about her. What should I do? —
was very young, HOWEVER, STANDING BY IN OREGON
pay my own way while you are DEAR STANDING BY: You
for things and working on SHOULD be worried. Encour-
take care of my- yourself, please age Layla to contact the Rape,
ZITS self. I work three understand that Abuse and Incest National
jobs to pay my your friend’s Network (rainn.org or 800-656-
rent in a house parents are doing 4673) and tell someone there
with four other him no favors. what has been happening. Offer
“Children” raised to be with her for emotional
people while Dear Abby without an incen- support when she does it.
still pursuing my tive to succeed Her “best friend” (!) Matt is
passion. are not often a predator, and for the sake
This friend is unemployed. successful in life. They don’t of her own mental health she
He lives in an apartment his have the tools you have. You must no longer allow herself to
parents pay for and goes on are independent. He isn’t. Rath- be victimized.
frequent road trips. I have er than work to build success in Layla will need your
reached a point where I have a profession, he’s taking road friendship and support while
become seriously envious, and trips. You know the value of her mother spends this final
I’m not sure how to stop feeling hard work, and with each of the year battling her disease. It’s
frustrated that he has an easier jobs you work, you are gaining a shame that her stepfather
life than I do.
GARFIELD I care about our friend-
experience and focus.
From my perspective, if I
isn’t supportive, but he may
be grieving in his own way and
ship, but it’s physically painful had to say which of you is rich- unable to.
sometimes when he talks er, it is you. Step back and you With the amount of stress
about these luxuries that I can’t will recognize you have nothing that your friend is under, it is
afford. Should I cut off the to be jealous about, and you’ll not surprising that she’s ill.
relationship? Is this something be able to change your thinking. Stress can weaken the immune
I should talk about with him or DEAR ABBY: I have a friend system. If she’s being treated
something I need to work on I’ll call Layla. Her best friend, by a doctor for her illness, her
myself? — ENVIOUS IN NEW “Matt,” raped her. She doesn’t doctor should be made aware
YORK want to tell anyone, but I think of everything that’s going on.
DEAR ENVIOUS: Why not do she needs to. She told me Matt She may be more inclined to
both? Tell him how his going has done it multiple times. I reveal it if you accompany her
on and on about his “luxuries” love her, and I don’t want it to to an appointment.

CANDORVILLE Horoscopes
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY 20). While you believe that boring.
(Jan. 10). You’re usually too people are inherently equal, LEO (July 23-Aug. 22).
busy serving others to worry we all have different strengths. When you get tired you can ei-
about what might bring you As Ralph Waldo Emerson said, ther give in to drowsiness and
delight. Their smiles are often “Every man I meet is in some go to sleep, or you can perk up
enough. But new experiences, way my superior.” You’ll humble by moving around, changing
relationships and interests that yourself and pick up a new environments and invigorating
arise in the months to come skill. yourself. The principle applies
will teach you what you need GEMINI (May 21-June 21). to any stagnant situation. You
in order to thrive as the most Negotiation is featured. The have choices.
fantastic version of yourself. other person is not really your VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22).
Libra and Scorpio adore you. opponent. Where your terms The clearer you are in your
Your lucky numbers are: 2, 14, align, accept it quickly, without purpose, the easier life gets.
39, 15 and 22. wondering if you should go for You know who you are, how to
BABY BLUES ARIES (March 21-April more ground. This is a case of behave, what to do. People feel
19). People like to pretend that picking your battles. like they know straight away
they make decisions out of log- CANCER (June 22-July 22). and as if by osmosis they get
ic, judiciousness and authority, Calm, rational people are very how they’re supposed to treat
when it is more often the case stabilizing to the emotional you.
that they make decisions out environment, but you need a LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23).
of emotion and the justify few unpredictable personalities External validation can be like
those decisions by standards spouting mad notions and an addictive drug. Our brains
of reason. acting as a general wild cards, love the rush and will train us
TAURUS (April 20-May too. Otherwise, things get too to seek more acceptance from
the same sources. Love and
validate yourself, so circum-
stantial validation won’t be the
only form you get.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov.
BEETLE BAILEY 21). There is no such thing
as easy money. There are
opportunities available though,
and they all take an investment
of work, money or something
else. Consider your options
carefully. If it sounds like a
scam, it is.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-
Dec. 21). Today you’ll find that
more people are self-involved
than not. So when you meet
someone who is paying atten-
tion to others, observing out
of sheer curiosity and genuine
MALLARD FILLMORE interest, befriend that person.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan.
19). You’ve a beautiful sense
of poise going for you and
you’re able to execute your
day with the sort of approach
that makes others admire and
deeply respect you.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb.
18). It’s a red flag when a
person is attempting to elimi-
nate the competition through
negative press. This is a tactic
for the insecure. Stick with
positive people who strive to
FAMILY CIRCUS uplift others around them.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March
20). If you’re totally in the
know, it might be something
to keep for yourself until you
get the lay of the land. As the
Greek tragedian Aeschylus
said, “It is a profitable thing, if
one is wise, to seem foolish.”

Don’t speak too soon
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Business
Business moves with Mary

Lee High development underway
Plus: The Purple Dispatch previously
reported development
new year underway, you
can find the fix to your
Elephant will open with plans for apartments, a
grocery store, restau-
new year’s resolutions
with an anniversary
new owner rants and retail space.
Also in Columbus,
special for a month long
membership for $25.

T
he former Lee High School The Purple Elephant Over in Starkville,
property redevelopment will open under new Midtown Outfitters,
looks to be underway with ownership in February. a Mississippi State
luxury lofts coming to Columbus The Columbus gift shop University apparel and
this fall. initially announced the design shop on Russell
Ashleigh Rhett with Rhett Real store’s closure with Street, is moving. The
Estate will be leasing the proper- owner Marca Glenn’s Mary Pollitz shop opened in June
ties upon completion. Rhett said retirement in December and announced on
the former classrooms will be ren- after more than 20 years of busi- Facebook it will move on Feb 1. to
ovated into two bedroom-two bath- ness in Columbus. Glenn expand- 327 Highway 12 W., next to Any-
room lofts and one bedroom-one ed her gift shop to Starkville 13 time Fitness. It is open Monday
bathroom lofts, which would be ap- years ago but closed the Starkville through Friday from 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
proximately 1,000 and 900 square branch earlier this year. and Saturday and Sunday from 10
feet. She did not have a number for This week, the store announced a.m.-2 p.m.
how many apartments there would on Facebook the shop would open Midtown Outfitters is replacing
be but said the development is in in February with a new owner with former tenant Revolution Consign-
the early stages. details coming soon. The Dispatch ment at the Middleton Court. Rev-
Construction is expected to be could not reach a representative by olution Consignment announced
complete by fall of this year. press time. its official move late last year. The
The 15 acres on Military Road Beth Jeffers, owner of the consignment shop will open Jan.
were purchased from the Colum- Fitness Factor at 515 18th Ave. 12 at 204 E. Wood St. You can find
bus Redevelopment Authority N. in Columbus, is celebrating 25 awesome fashion trends Monday
in June by Military-Lee LLC for years of business in Columbus. through Saturday from 10 a.m.-6
$450,000. Scott Berry, a member The 24-hour gym offers exercise p.m.
of the LLC, is one of the owners classes, yoga, pilates and more Got business tips? Email them to
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Wood pellet maker plans $200M investment in Mississippi
The Associated Press land company signed gers and truckers could millionth ton of wood pel-
agreements Monday with also find work supplying lets.”
LUCEDALE — A com- leaders in George and logs to Enviva. George County Com-
pany that makes wood Jackson counties. The “We are excited to build munity Development Di-
pellets burned for fuel in rector Ken Flanagan says
company won’t finalize on our success in Missis-
overseas power plants is county supervisors ap-
its investment until en- sippi by investing in new
moving ahead with plans proved property tax abate-
for a $140 million pellet vironmental permits are facilities in George and
approved for facilities in Jackson Counties,” Chair- ments, cutting a projected
mill and a $60 million $13 million or more from
ship-loading terminal on Lucedale and Pascagoula, man and CEO John Kep-
Enviva’s property taxes
the Mississippi Gulf Coast. she said. pler said in a statement.
over 10 years.
Enviva LP spokeswom- Enviva expects to hire “Enviva’s very first facility,
an Maria Moreno said about 90 workers in Luce- a small plant in Amory,
Wednesday that the Mary- dale. As many as 300 log- this week produced its one

Business brief
Calvert recognized by NMMC-
West Point
Paris Calvert of the Security
Department has been selected as
Employee of the Quarter by his
peers at North Mississippi Medical
Center-West Point.
Calvert joined the hospital staff in
2015 after retiring from the City of
West Point. He graduated from West
Point High School and attended East
Mississippi Community College. He
is trained in homeland security and
CPR and is a certified umpire.
His nomination cited several ex-
amples of his dedication, including
walking visitors to their destination
rather than giving directions, help-
ing visitors and employees whose
cars won’t start, suggesting ideas to
improve his department and being a
good listener.
He has one son, Demontez; three
daughters, Kamron, J’Shunna and Courtesy photo
M’Paris; and a grandson, Haiden. NMMC-West Point administrator Barry Keel,
He is a member of Hopewell Baptist left, presents the most recent Employee of
Church. the Quarter award to Paris Calvert.
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Building & Remodeling 1120 General Help Wanted 3200 Sporting Goods 4720 Apts For Rent: Other 7080
SUGGS CONSTRUCTION Position Announcement ED SANDERS Gunsmith DOWNTOWN: 2BR/1BA,
Building, remodeling, Town of Caledonia, MS Open for season! 9-5, CH&A, 1 story, W/D,
metal roofing, painting Chief Marshal Tues-Fri & 9-12, Sat. historic district, 1 block
& all home repairs. Over 50 years experi- from downtown, $625/
662-242-3471 The Town of Caledonia ence! Repairs, cleaning, mo. + $625 dep. NO
is seeking a full time refinishing, scopes PETS. 662-574-8789.
Tom Hatcher, LLC Chief Marshal to work mounted & zeroed, Peaceful & Quiet area.
Custom Construction, days and nights as handmade knives.
Restoration, Remodel- needed, and is respons- Located: Hwy 45 Alt, FIRST FULL MONTH
ing, Repair, Insurance ible for supervising all North of West Point, RENT FREE! 1 & 2 Bed-
claims. 662-364-1769. marshal department turn right on Yokahama room Apts/Townhomes.
Licensed & Bonded personnel. The candid- Blvd, 8mi & turn left on Stove & refrigerator.
ate will plan, schedule, Darracott Rd, will see $335-$600 Monthly.
coordinate, and direct sign, 2.5mi ahead shop Credit check & deposit.
General Services 1360 the daily activities of the on left. 662-494-6218. Coleman Realty,
Even if you
officers while providing 662-329-2323.
FREE TRAINING for for the protection of
JOB SEEKING WOMEN; Business Opportunity 6050
COMPUTER TRAINING,
lives and property, pre-
vention of crime and en- HISTORIC DOWNTOWN
1, 2, 3 BEDROOM apart-
ments & townhouses.
don’t get out much
these days, you can
RESUME WRITING, & IN- forcement of laws and
TERVIEW SKILLS; Columbus: 411 Main Call for more info.
ordinances within the 662-328-8254.
St. Office, Retail, Res-
Tues & Thurs Evening
classes start February
town limits. The Chief
Marshal will be held ac- taurant Space available. JANUARY AVAILABILITY still “go shopping” in the
5th. Enroll now at Chris-
tian Women's Job
countable to the Mayor Call 423-333-1124.
and Board of Alderper-
(NOW ACCEPTING
APPLICATIONS) Classifieds. You can find
Corps. Min H.S. Dip-
loma or Equivalent re-
sons for the effective
delivery of police ser-
WANTED BUSINESS
PARTNER. Downtown Area-
exactly what you’ve
quired. Call 662-722-
3016 or 662-597-1030
vices to the town. Columbus-Local Only.
17 Years in China Mfg.
2BR/1BA, CH&A, hard-
wood, appliances, no
been looking for.
Submit applications, 30 years lighting/signs pets, spacious, walk to
Find someone to mow the lawn
Sudoku
LED lighting/LED Signs
RETAINER WALL, drive- complete with resume
Solar & Wind Products.
MUW. NO HUD.
Agent Owned.
YESTERDAY’S ANSWER
and salary require-
Yesterday’sANSWER
answer

Sudoku
way, foundation, con-
crete, masonry restora- ments to: My Skills: Tech Support, $675.00/$675.00. YESTERDAY’S
Sales & Marketing.
tion, remodeling, base-
Town of Caledonia What are your skills? Convenience- Find someone to clean the house Sudoku is a number-
2 8 4 3 1 7 9 5 6
ment foundation, re-
Attn: Lindy Thomason 850-557-8555 2BR/1BA, almost fin- • placing puzzle
Sudoku based on
is a number-
pairs, small dump truck
PO Box 100 ished make-over. CH/A,
Find that special recliner a 9x9 grid
placing with based
puzzle severalon 3 6 9 5 8 4 1 2 7

2019 Conceptis Puzzles, Dist. by King Features Syndicate, Inc.
hauling (5-6 yd) load &
Caledonia MS. 39740 Apts For Rent: Northside 7010 new flooring, paint, ap-
agiven
9x9 grid with several
demolition/lot cleaning.
Burr Masonry townhall@cableone.net pliances & more. No • numbers. The object 5 1 7 9 6 2 8 3 4
fax: 662-356-4117 520 11TH Street North- pets, no HUD. given numbers.
is to place The object
the numbers
662-242-0259.
2BR/1BA, updated, Agent Owned. Buy a computer system is
8 4 3 1 2 5 6 7 9
1 to place
to 9 in thethe numbers
empty spaces
WORK WANTED:
Deadline for applica- brick, central H&A, ap- $450.00/$450.00. • 1sotothat
9 ineach
the empty spaces 1 2 5 6 7 9 4 8 3
tions is January 23, pliances, flooring, paint. row, each
Licensed & Bonded-car- 2019. $450/month. NO pets. West Point- Buy a used car so that each row, each 7 9 6 8 4 3 5 1 2
column and each 3x3 box

pentry, painting, & de- NO HUD. Credit check. Large 1BR/1BA, gas
molition. Landscaping, column
containsand theeach
same3x3 box
number
gutters cleaned, bush
Medical / Dental 3300 Call Long & Long, Re-
altors @ 662-328-0770.
space heat, window air.
Water furnished. No Buy that rare coin contains the same number
9 7 2 4 5 8 3 6 1
only once. The difficulty
hogging, clean-up work, FULL TIME RN and PART Available NOW. pets or HUD. for your collection only once. The difficulty 4 5 1 2 3 6 7 9 8
pressure washing, mov- TIME RECEPTIONIST/ Agent Owned. level increases from
ing help & furniture
repair. 662-242-3608
SCHEDULER needed for FOX RUN COMPANY LLC $375.00/$375.00 with . . . and lots more level increases from
Monday to Sunday. 6 3 8 7 9 1 2 4 5

The CommerCial
busy medical office. Ap- 1 & 2 BR near hospital. approved application. Monday to Sunday. Difficulty Level 1/09
plicants must have ex- $595-645/mo. Military
Lawn Care / Landscaping cellent computer skills discount offered, pet Long & Long, Realtors
and be able to work in a area, pet friendly, and

DispaTCh
1470 662-328-0770
fast paced environment. furnished corporate
JESSE & BEVERLY'S
LAWN SERVICE. Mow-
Applicants must also apartments available.
available to work some ON SITE SECURITY. COLEMAN
ing, cleanup, landscap- late evenings. For seri- ON SITE MAINTENANCE. RENTALS
ous inquiries, please
516 Main St.
ing, sodding, & tree cut- ON SITE MANAGEMENT. TOWNHOUSES & APARTMENTS
ting. 356-6525. send resume to 24-HOUR CAMERA
Blind Box 660 c/o 1 BEDROOM
Columbus, MS 39701
SURVEILLANCE.
Painting & Papering 1620 Commercial Dispatch
PO Box 511
Benji @ 662-386-4446 2 BEDROOMS
Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm.
3 BEDROOMS
662-328-2424
SULLIVAN'S PAINT Columbus, MS 39703. Sat/Sun by appt only.
SERVICE
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rock repairs. 5861. CREDIT CHECK Houses For Rent: Northside Lots & Acreage 8600
Free Estimates 7110
Call 435-6528 CHERRY OAK Chester
Apartments WINTER SPECIAL
Drawer. 6 drawer. $50.
Chinaware shelf w/ cab- & Houses
662-329-2323 HOUSE WITH APART- 1.95 acre lots.
Good/bad credit.
Stump Removal 1790 MENT NEAR MUW.
inet. $50 neg. Serious 10% down, as low as
inquiries only. Call 662- 1 Bedrooms 2411 HWY 45 N
323 13th St. N. 3 Blks
from MUW. L/r, d/r, $299/mo. Eaton Land.
364-0606. 2 Bedroooms COLUMBUS, MS b/r, kitchen, large f/r 662-361-7711

GLASS TV Stand w/ 3 3 Bedrooms w/ fireplace, 2BR/3BA.
Laundry room, outside Mobile Homes for Sale 8650
shelves. $30 obo. Tall fenced patio, screened
solid wood chester Furnished & Commercial Property For
side porch & work room NEW 2017, 16x80 MH
Rent 7100
drawer. $20. Call
662-242-3518. Unfurnished WITH ATTACHED APART-
MENT B/r, d/r, kitchen
@ The Grove, Colum-
bus. 3BR/2BA, never
ALLSTUMP GRINDING
SERVICE HOSPITAL BED $75. 1, 2, & 3 Baths 117 DR. Martin Luther
King Jr. Dr. West in
& bathroom. NO HUD. lived in, can be moved.
New Hope Sch. Dist.
Ref. req. Dep. req.
GET 'ER DONE! Potty chair $20. Call Lease, Deposit Starkville. 4,000 sq. ft Pets allowed w/ extra $29k. 662-769-2565.
We can grind all your 662-328-7739. building. Call 662-323-
stumps. Hard to reach & Credit Check 5119.
dep. $1075/mo.
662-386-7506.
places, blown over WHEEL CHAIR $50. Call viceinvestments.com
327-8555
roots, hillsides, back- 662-328-7739. COMMERCIAL PROPER-
yards, pastures. Free TIES/Retail/Office Houses For Rent: South 7140
estimates. You find it, Coin & Jewelry 4360 Spaces starting @
we'll grind it! $285/mo. Downtown & 3BR/2BA, 2300 sqft,
662-361-8379 OLE MISS 14k gold Apts For Rent: Caledonia 7060 East Columbus loca-
tions. 662-435-4188.
very nice w/ 2 car gar-
age, lg back yard. Pets
It’s a classified
Ronaldo Bracelet. Brand
Tree Services 1860 new. Never worn. $175. 3BR/1BA Duplex. No
Smoking. No Pets. 1 yr. OFFICE SPACE: 2,000
need approval. 1612
9th St. S. $1,050 per
rule-of-thumb:
Call 662-549-9192.
A&T Tree Service
lease. $550/month +
deposit. 662-356-4958
square feet. 294 mo + dep. 662-574-
Chubby Dr. Flexible leas- 7879 or 662-328-8655.
We tell readers
Bucket truck & stump Farm Equipment & Supplies
removal. Free est. 4420
or 662-574-0227. ing terms. Available
now. 662-328-8254
what they need
Serving Columbus Mobile Homes for Rent 7250
since 1987. Senior HAY FOR SALE. Some Apts For Rent: Starkville 7070
HISTORIC DOWNTOWN
to know to buy
citizen disc. Call Alvin @ stored in barn and out. 3BR/2BA Trailer, New
242-0324/241-4447 662-386-9122. SMALL APT, walking dis- Columbus Office, Retail,
tance to MSU. Partially Restaurant Space avail- Hope school dist. what they need.
"We'll go out on a limb $500/mo & $500 dep.
for you!" furnished incl W/D w/ able. Call 662-328-
Furniture 4480 ch/a. $500/mo + dep. 8655 or 662-574-7879. Call between 10a-7p.
Call 662-722-0020, 662-386-4292.
General Help Wanted 3200 JAMESON SLEEPER leave msg or text. Houses For Rent: Northside NO TEXT MESSAGES.
Sofa, full size, 4 inch
PART TIME OFFICE mattress, excl cond, 7110
ADMIN/SECRETARY avocado green. $150. Apts For Rent: Other 7080 RENT A fully equipped
Autos For Sale 9150
662-327-3518, leave 2 AVAILABLE: 2BR/1BA camper w/utilities &
needed for 1BR/1BA Apts for rent. near CAFB. $450/mo +
message if no answer. cable from $145/wk - 1965 MUSTANG, Red,
small church. College Manor Apts, dir- $350 dep. 662-889- $535/month. Colum- Automatic, 6cyl, A/C &
Monday & Wednesday, ectly across from MUW. 1122. bus & County School power steering.
16 hours per week. Estate Sales 4490 Completely renovated, locations. 662-242-
Tech and social media $16,000.
incl granite countertops, 2BR HOUSE. Stove, ref., 7653 or 601-940-1397. 662-386-2367.
skills required. 323 WILLIAMSBURG. Fri SS appls & W/D. 12 mo w/d hookup, window
For more info, call & Sat 7a-5p. 2 bed- lease, dep req, $650/
room suits. (1 is an- a/c, heat electric. Houses For Sale: Southside SUPER CHARGED 2004
662-574-1972 mo. 662-425-3817. $485/mo. Lease-
tique) microwave, grand- Monte Carlo SS. Dale
MARATHON EQUIPMENT father clock, other dep.+credit check. Cole- 8300 Jr. Signature Edition.
Hiring MAINTENANCE clocks, pictures, & 2BR/1BA located in man Realty. 329-2323. $3500. 662-570-2601.
TECHNICIANS Immedi- misc. Historic Downtown 2BR/1BA Gas stove &
ately! Starting pay is Columbus. 2,000 sqft. COLONIAL TOWN- heat. Move-in ready. 1 Campers & RVs 9300
BR Apt. attached that
$17.62/hour and you
General Merchandise 4600
Hardwood floors HOUSES. 2 & 3 bed-
needs work. $21,000. ACROSS
can earn up to throughout. Open floor. room w/ 2-3 bath town- TOMBIGBEE RV Park,
$19.93/hour within a Very nice. Incl W&D. houses. $600 to $695. 417 17th St. S. located on Wilkins Wise 1 Flock fathers
APPLE COMPUTERS Call 662-327-8712.
year! Full benefits avail-
Two 2009 iMac com- $1200/mo. Call 662-549-9555. Ask for Rd & Waverly Rd. Full 5 Charitable aid
able on your first day of 662-328-8655. Glenn or text. Hookups available.
employment.
puters available. Good
Investment Property 8550 $300/mo. 662-328- 11 Milky stone
working condition.
Apply online at:
Would be good for ba- Apts For Rent: Other 7080 8655 or 662-574-7879. 12 Tennis star
https://www.dover GRAVEL FOR SALE on
esg.com/careers/ sic web browsing or
private property. Approx Trailers & Heavy Equipment Andre
High school diploma or word processing. 2Ghz; 6 acres. Will sell or 9450 13 Muppet prawn
GED required. EEO. 2 GB RAM; 250 GB HD.
lease property located
Marathon Equipment Computer and built-in
in NE Noxubee County. 1999 MACK Dump
14 ABC book
monitor only; mouse
Co Rd 9
and keyboard not in- 601-405-3717. Truck & 30,000lb Trail- 15 Due to arrive
Vernon, AL 35592 boss Tag-A-Long Trailer,
cluded. $50 each.
both good condition.
17 Juan Perón’s
Call 662-574-1561 Lots & Acreage 8600
QUALITY CONTROL Can be seen at 5356 wife
MANAGER NEEDED. 2.28 +/- Acre Lot. Hwy 182 E, Columbus. 18 Lesson leader
Household Goods 4620 Call 662-328-6203 or
Immediate opening at 149 Tanyia Lane. Off of
Columbus Air Force RUSSELL WRIGHT Pink Lake Lowndes Road. 662-574-6202. 22 Passover feast
Base. Construction Dinnerware, 55 pieces, Has asphalt drive & 24 Left over
experience required. plates, cups bowls etc, parking, 1200 ft. shop Five Questions: 25 Chinese chair-
Email resume to: call for quantities. w/ living area, septic
josh@gsiconstruct.com $150. 662-328-8012. tank & water meter. No man
eric@gsiconstruct.com
1 Health
trailers. $45,000. Call 26 Bud
Lawn & Garden 4630 662-574-0345.
CONTRACTOR SEEKING 27 Standard
UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY!
experienced carpenter RED OAK & White Oak
A Stable growth invest- 30 Answer 4 Jacket part 29 Blackout thief
2 Umami
with lots of experience. Firewood For Sale. Pull
Please call: behind leaf rake for ment. FSBO: 72 Acres 32 Influence 5 Captivated 30 Scoundrel
in Webster Co., near
662-570-9464 for info. $150. 662-242-7455.
Mantee. Mature pines 33 Hatchet’s kin 6 Long-plumed 31 Forces, as
Auctions 4120 (75yr), hardwoods 34 Fiesta food birds payment
(50yr), 10ac hay field,
2ac pond, w/county 3 Paul 38 Where Gauguin 7 Sick in bed 35 Letter salutation
road frontage/utilities,
superb potential home McCartney painted 8 Belief, in brief 36 Tolstoy heroine
site & recognized 41 Volcano shape 9 Jargon ending 37 Theater unit
school. 45 minutes to 42 Fond fellow 10 Fragrant tree 38 Road gunk
MSU. 334-277-9744.
4 Daniel 43 Melt base 16 Roadster 39 Bustle
44 Astaire’s partner
Craig
LOWNDES COUNTY 45
acres on Sobley & Dav- 19 Broke 40 Greedy fellow
is Rd. Excellent hunting. 45 Sports figure 20 Spoken
1 mile west of Hwy. 69.
Small creek runs thru 21 Depend
property. $1375 per 5 Internation- DOWN 22 Self-satisfied
acre. 205-799-9846 or 1 Tug-of-war need
205-695-2248. al Emergency 2 High point
23 Move slowly
28 Clothing
Autos For Sale 9150 3 Planned in detail

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