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City considers
converting all End of the Younger days
street lights
to LED
$2.8 million project
could save city almost
$400K annually
By Zack Plair and Amanda Lien;

Columbus leaders
are considering an
estimated $2.8 mil-
lion project to take
ownership of all the
city’s street lights
and replace them
with more energy-ef-
ficient LED lights. Box
In return, the city
hopes to realize hun-
dreds of thousands
of dollars in annual
energy and mainte-
nance costs.
City councilmen
voted in a special-call Amanda Lien/Dispatch Staff
meeting Friday to Jones Lisa Younger Neese stands in the vault at the Lowndes County Chancery Clerk’s office in Columbus on Friday.
request proposals Neese has announced she will retire from office at the end of this term, ending a 36-year career in public service.
from energy service She started as a deputy chancery clerk in 1983 and was first elected chancery clerk in 2002.
contractors to coor-
dinate the process.
Once one is hired, the
company will audit
Neese to retire from chancery clerk
the city’s street light
equipment value and
usage cost. Then the Gale
post after 16 years in office
company would bring in contrac-
tors for the LED replacement work Started as deputy under her father in 1983 be taking that photograph home,
as she ends her own 36-year career
if the city wishes to move forward in public service, including the last
By Amanda Lien late father, Charles Jerome Young-
with the project. 16 years as an elected official.
See Street lights, 6A er, who served as the longtime
Neese announced last week she
chancery clerk before Neese suc- will not seek another term as chan-
When Lowndes County Chan-
cery Clerk Lisa Younger Neese ceeded him in 2002. cery clerk.
thinks about her inspiration to “I think of him every day,” Neese “Winning is fun, but I think it’s
seek public office, she looks at a said of her father, who passed away time for me to go on home and en-
in 2009. “I loved him and I watched
‘48 Hours’ Labor
photograph sitting on top of a cabi- joy life,” she said. “I want to spend
net in her office. how he treated people.” time with my husband and my
In the frame is the face of her At the end of the year, Neese will See Neese, 3A

Day murders
special delayed HEARTBREAK AT THE HUMP
Episode pushed
Lien joins Dispatch
to Jan. 19 air date staff as local
Dispatch Staff Report government reporter
A “48 Hours” special on Dispatch Staff Report
Starkville’s infamous Labor Day
murders that was scheduled to air Amanda Lien has
on Saturday has been pushed back joined The Dispatch
one week. staff as local govern-
The special, which chronicles ment reporter for Co-
the September 1990 murders lumbus and Lowndes
of 65-year-old Betty Jones and County.
81-year-old Kathryn Crigler, will Lien, 20, is a Min-
air on CBS at 9 p.m. Jan. 19. nesota native who
Though the special was origi- came to Columbus Lien
nally scheduled to be shown this from Philadelphia,
weekend, CBS News Executive Di- Pennsylvania. She started with The
rector of Communications Richard Dispatch on Monday.
Huff informed The Dispatch after In her role, Lien will cover pub-
Friday’s print deadline it had been lic meetings in Lowndes County
delayed due to a breaking develop- — including those of the Board
ment Friday in the case of 13-year- of Supervisors and the Columbus
old Jayme Closs, a Wisconsin child City Council. She also will provide
who was found safe after being re- enterprise and investigative cover-
ported missing on Oct. 15, 2018. age on government issues and how
Closs’ parents were found dead public policy affects local citizens.
in their Barron, Wisconsin, home “Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve
Matt Bush-USA TODAY Sports
the day she went missing, accord- Mississippi Rebels guard Franco Miller Jr. (11) goes up for a shot while being wanted to be a reporter,” she said.
ing to a CNN report on the case. defended by Mississippi State University guard Nick Weatherspoon (0) during “When I was younger, it was be-
CBS instead aired a special on the first half at Humphrey Coliseum on Saturday. Ole Miss defeated the Bull- cause I wanted to know everything
that case on Saturday. dogs 81-77. FULL COVERAGE, 1B. See Lien, 6A

Weather Five Questions Calendar Local Folks Public
1 What NBA great claimed in an auto- Today leadership team. For more meetings
biography to have slept with 20,000 information, contact Jana Al- Jan. 14: Colum-
■ Exhibit opening: The ford at jana.alford@cancer.
women? bus-Lowndes
2 The Come As You Are sign in Aber- West Point/Clay County Arts org, or 662-582-0049.
Council hosts a reception Convention &
deen, Washington, welcomes visitors
to the hometown of what musician? from 2-3 p.m. to open a Visitors Bureau
3 What did OutKast tell listeners to Tommy Valentine exhibit at Friday, Jan. 18 Board, 4 p.m.
“shake it like” in their song “Hey Ya”? the Louise Campbell Center ■ Memphis Jones: The CVB office
Braden Greggs
4 Who are the only two U.S. presi- for the Arts, 235 Commerce Columbus Arts Council
Jan. 14: Colum-
Kindergarten, Caledonia
dents to have been impeached? St., West Point. Free. Visit
presents Memphis Jones

50 Low 38 5 According to his creator, what fic- & The City Limits from B.B. bus Municipal
High tional character’s name means “white King’s Blues Club on Beale School District
Mostly cloudy skin” in ape talk? Street at 7:30 p.m. in the Board regular
Full forecast on Answers, 6D Tuesday, Jan. 15 Rosenzweig Arts Center meeting, 6 p.m.,
page 2A. ■ Lowndes Relay for Life Omnova Theater, 501 Main Brandon Central
Kickoff: Get involved in the St.. CAC member tickets Services
Lowndes County Relay for
Inside Life by attending a kickoff
are $15 in advance/$17
at the door. Non-members,
Jan. 15:
Lowndes County
Classifieds 5D Lifestyles 1C event at 5:30 p.m. at the $20/$22. Get tickets at
Comics Insert Obituaries 7B Columbus Fire & Rescue or call Supervisors, 9
Crossword 6D Opinions 4A training facility, 1601 Main 662-328-2787 (closed Alden Wiygul is a junior at a.m., County
139th Year, No. 259 Dear Abby 2D Scene & Seen 1D St. Become part of the event Mondays). MSMS from Columbus. Courthouse

2A Sunday, January 13, 2019 The Dispatch •

Say What?
Did you hear? “We are already hurting, and it’s just adding more
fuel to the fire.”
2019 Songwriters Hall class: Birmingham, Alabama, resident Keisha Brown on the
government shutdown suspending federal cleanups at

Missy, Cat Stevens, John Prine Superfund sites around the nation. Story, 7B.

Missy Elliott is first female rapper Ask Rufus
inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame
AP Music Writer
The new class of song-
writers will officially be
inducted on June 13 at the
A Fire, Post Roads and a Bicentennial
NEW YORK — Missy Marriott Marquis Hotel in
Elliott is making history New York City. Songwrit-
as the first female rapper ers are eligible for induc-
inducted into the Song- tion after writing hit songs here
writers Hall of Fame, remains
for at least 20 years.
whose 2019 class also in- a lot of
Stevens, who also goes
cludes legendary British confu-
by Yusuf (the name he
singer Cat Stevens and sion over
took when he convert-
country-folk icon John when the
ed), has been a respected
Prine. Columbus
writer since releasing his
The organization an- Bicen-
debut in 1967. He’s had a
nounced the new group of tennial
inductees Saturday. Other string of Top 40 hits, from
“Peace Train” to “Morning should be
inductees include Tom T. Rufus Ward
Has Broken.” And “The celebrat-
Hall, who Johnny Cash ed. To that
called his “all-time favorite First Cut Is the Deepest,”
which he wrote five de- we can add, ‘Which Columbus is
songwriter”; Jack Temp- which?’
chin, who co-wrote songs cades ago, has become a Courtesy photo
hit for multiple artists, in- While that may seem like an An 1859 illustration of the arrival of a stage coach carrying mail and
for the Eagles and Glenn odd question, it seems there were
Frey’s solo albums; and cluding Rod Stewart and passengers at an early frontier village. The arrival on Jan. 1, 1821, of the
Sheryl Crow. four towns in Alabama named first mail to be delivered to Columbus would have been an exciting but
Dallas Austin, the song- Columbus around 1819-22. long awaited day as the Columbus Post Office had been established 10
writer behind radio hits Prine’s inclusion is ex-
The question to be answered is months earlier on March 6, 1820.
for TLC, Monica, Pink, tra-special since he was
when was Columbus, Mississippi,
Boyz II Men, Madonna nominated for this year’s offices and post roads was directed
officially recognized as a town.
and more. Rock and Roll Hall of to look at establishing a post route
While Columbus was charted
Elliott is just the third Fame but didn’t make the in Alabama “… from Tuskaloosa to
as a town in Mississippi on Feb.
rapper to enter into the cut. The 72-year-old has Columbus, in Marion County, by
10, 1821, it was referred to as
Songwriters Hall, follow- become an affable song- the court-house …”
the Town of Columbus by a Dec.
ing Jay-Z and Jermaine writing guru for many of 6, 1819, Alabama legislative act. The Columbus post office was
Dupri’s inductions in 2017 Nashville’s talented young Although Columbus was officially established on March 6, 1820. On
and 2018, respectively. artists, including rock- called a town in Alabama, I have May 13, 1820, President James
While she’s written her er Dan Auerbach of the found no record of it being incor- Courtesy photo Monroe signed into law an act
own raps, Elliott has also Black Keys, country reb- On May 18, 1820, the National to create new postal routes in
porated in Alabama. That raises of Intelligencer of Washington pub-
lent her writing skills to el Sturgill Simpson, and the question of why it was officially America. The first mentioned for
everyone from Beyonce the married Americana lished a list of new post roads that
called a town but not incorporated. had been established by an act Alabama was: “From Tuscaloosa,
to Whitney Houston to the darlings Jason Isbell and The reason may be that at of Congress on May 13. The first by Marion County Court House, to
late icon Aaliyah. Amanda Shires. least three other early towns in route mentioned in Alabama was Columbus.” Then on Aug. 22, 1822,
Alabama also claimed the name from Tuscaloosa to Columbus. Return J. Meigs Jr., the postmaster
of Columbus. One was on the general (Return was his name),
CONTACTING THE DISPATCH Warrior River, one on the Tennes- house, a stable, and a blacksmith’s issued a call for “Proposals For
see River and one was two miles shop. If Noah Webster should ever Carrying Mails of United States.”
Office hours: Main line: publish his dictionary, we hope he The proposals were to be submit-
from the Alabama River in south
n 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon-Fri n 662-328-2424 will explain this word, so that we ted by Oct. 11, with service to start
Alabama. Also, several Alabama
Email a letter to the editor? towns settled about the same time may know how far our feelings are in December. Postal route 70 was
HOW DO I ... n as Columbus were not incorpo- to be moved when we read of so “From Tuscaloosa by Marion c. h.
Report a missing paper? rated until mid-November to late distressing a calamity.” Definitely to Columbus, once in two weeks.”
n 662-328-2424 ext. 100 Report a sports score? December 1820. By that time it not Columbus, Mississippi, as the According to the history of
n Toll-free 877-328-2430 n 662-241-5000 was realized that the state line then 1820 census showed 107 people Columbus published in the 1848
n Operators are on duty until Submit a calendar item? being surveyed would probably living in the town and it grew sig- edition of Oscar Keeler’s Almanac,
5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. n Go to put Columbus in Mississippi. nificantly between 1820 and 1822. the first mail to be delivered to
community Tuscaloosa, which is several That brings us back to when did Columbus by the U.S. Post Office
Buy an ad? Columbus actually become a town.
n 662-328-2424 years older than Columbus, was arrived on Jan. 1, 1821. From the
Submit a birth, wedding not incorporated until Dec. 13, The legislative act which first first congressional call for mail
Report a news tip? or anniversary announce- 1819. Present-day Columbus, mentioned Columbus concerned service to Columbus until the
n 662-328-2471 ment? Mississippi, however, is the only voting precincts in Marion County, first mail delivery occurred was
n n Download forms at www. Columbus I have found mentioned Alabama. Marion County prior to almost a year. As the December in 1817-21 Alabama legislative acts. 1821 included all of present-day 1819 Alabama act that referred
The story of one of the other Lowndes and Monroe counties to the Town of Columbus also set
Physical address: 516 Main St., Columbus, MS 39701 Columbus, Alabama, towns is south of Gaines Trace (Smithville Henry Grier’s house as the seat of
an interesting one. In May 1822, area) and east of the Tombigbee. justice and the location for a “log
Mailing address: P.O. Box 511, Columbus, MS 39703-0511 The act that passed on Dec. 6,
several newspapers ran an article court-house” to be built, it was
Starkville Office: 101 S. Lafayette St. #16, Starkville, MS 39759 that reported: “Nearly the whole 1819 read: “That separate elections the apparent moving force for the
village Columbus, in the state of shall be opened and held agree- establishment of a new post route
Mississippi, was destroyed by fire able to law, in and for the county of to the Marion County Courthouse
SUBSCRIPTIONS on the 19th of February.” Around Marion, at the house of — M’Phad- and Columbus. The 1819 legisla-
the same time other newspapers din, in Wilson’s settlement; at the tive act also clearly distinguished
HOW TO SUBSCRIBE reported that: “One fell swoop house of Archibald Alexander, in between settlements in the county
By phone................................. 662-328-2424 or 877-328-2430 —- A fire broke out in the town of Winn’s settlement; at the house and the Town of Columbus.
Online.......................................... Columbus, Alabama, on the 19th of John Woods, in Moore’s settle- If the official recognition of
inst at 9 o’clock a.m. and continued ment; at some suitable house in Columbus being a town is the date
RATES until 3 p.m., which destroyed every the town of Columbus; and at the to be celebrated as its bicentennial
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Online access only*.......................................................$8.95/mo. ent-day Columbus. tahatchie River at present-day Co- on Feb. 10, 1821 occurred 14
1 month daily home delivery................................................... $12 Then in digging further I found lumbus Air Force Base. In Febru- months after Alabama recognized
1 month Sunday only home delivery........................................ $7 a series of newspaper reports from ary 1821, it was designated as the Columbus as a town, 11 months
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sympathy of many worthy persons settlement moved north across the Congress addressed the need for a
was excited not long ago, by the river and became Hamilton. postal route to and a post office at
The Commercial Dispatch (USPS 142-320) intelligence that the town of Co- The rapid growth of Columbus, the Town of Columbus.
Published daily except Saturday. Entered at the post office at Columbus, Mississippi.
Periodicals postage paid at Columbus, MS
lumbus, in Alabama, was entirely which had begun during the sum- Thanks to Carolyn Kaye for her
POSTMASTER, Send address changes to: destroyed, with the exception of a mer of 1819, is evident in post of- help digging into and transcribing
The Commercial Dispatch, P.O. Box 511, Columbus, MS 39703
Published by Commercial Dispatch Publishing Company Inc.,
single tenement. It turns out that fice records. On Feb. 29, 1820, the early records for me.
516 Main St., Columbus, MS 39703 this famous town consisted of one congressional committee on post Rufus Ward is a local historian.


Mostly cloudy Partly sunny Sunny to partly cloudy Milder with times of Cloudy, a couple of
clouds and sun showers possible
49° 35° 47° 29° 49° 33° 58° 41° 59° 53°
Columbus through 3 p.m. Saturday
Saturday 49° 42°
Normal 54° 33°
Record 79° (1949) 1° (1962)
24 hours through 3 p.m. Sat. 0.55
Month to date 2.71
Normal month to date 1.97
Year to date 2.71
Normal year to date 1.97
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Columbus 15 6.66 -0.30 Showers T-Storms Rain Flurries Snow Ice Cold Warm Stationary Jetstream
Fulton 20 10.29 -0.68 -10s -0s 0s 10s 20s 30s 40s 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s 110s
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Chicago 34/18/pc 36/25/pc Philadelphia 34/24/sn 37/24/s
Aberdeen Dam 188 163.42 -0.13 Dallas 47/33/pc 50/34/s Phoenix 64/50/c 69/52/c
Stennis Dam 166 137.58 -0.13 Honolulu 84/67/s 82/67/s Raleigh 38/31/r 43/32/pc
Bevill Dam 136 136.53 +0.20 Jacksonville 77/46/pc 62/43/pc Salt Lake City 33/17/s 31/20/c
Memphis 45/34/c 43/30/pc Seattle 52/34/s 49/33/s
SOLUNAR TABLE Weather(W): s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, r-rain, sf-snow flurries, sn-snow, i-ice.
The solunar period indicates peak feeding times for
fish and game.
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MUW names new vice president of administration and CFO
Ellard previously led Institutions
Higher Learning
of office in Alabama where he
audited colleges and universi-
our leadership team at the W.”
Throughout the first week of
college level is perfectly lined up
with my responsibilities here.”
community colleges board of trust-
ees, which meets
ties for nearly a decade, which
pushed him into higher educa-
work, Ellard said he’s been busy
familiarizing himself with the
Though Ellard said he had
never visited Columbus or the
in Alabama Thursday.
“I am happy to
In recent years, Ellard served
staff and campus. In his role,
he will primarily operate the
university before his interview,
he had heard stories from col-
BY MARY POLLITZ be there and look as interim president for three university’s finances, adminis- leagues and students raving forward to mak- separate community colleges tration, human resources and about MUW and its history.
ing a contribution Ellard in Alabama, most recently with campus operations, all of which, “I had known about the W for
Mississippi University for to the university, to the area and Southern Union State Commu- Ellard said, he has done in the a long time,” Ellard said. “When
Women has announced Mark to the community,” Ellard said. nity College. Ellard’s lengthy past. I saw the (job advertisement) I
Ellard as its new vice president “It’s a great opportunity for me experience with higher educa- “Most of the things I’ve done knew it would be a great fit for
of administration and chief fi- just based on the history and tion was key in the university’s in the past are perfectly aligned me. I’m excited about being
nancial officer. reputation of the university. I’m decision to hire, Miller said. with what the job duties are in there. I love the people at MUW.
Ellard entered his new role honored to be chosen.” “We had a strong pool of can- this new position,” Ellard said. (The) big reason for me want-
with MUW on Monday, replac- Ellard previously served as didates, but Mark’s experience “I’ve overseen accounting func- ing to accept the job was after I
ing previous CFO Nora Miller, CFO for nearly two decades was just perfect,” Miller said. tions, facilities, human resourc- came over for the campus inter-
who was appointed the universi- with Bevill State Community “He’s got 20 years of higher edu- es, resources management and view and had a chance to meet
ty’s president in September. College in Jasper, Alabama. Be- cation experience. I’m very con- planning events. Most of every- everybody and get to know
Ellard’s appointment still fore his tenure with Bevill State, fident in his abilities and look thing that I’ve done in the past them, I really wanted to become
awaits approval from the State he worked for the state auditor’s forward to him being a part of 17 to 20 years at the community a part of them.”

Tollison wins Mississippi Senate leadership post Mississippi businesses
Oxford Republican succeeds Sen. “I appre- ing re-election.

Terry Burton of Newton, who had
duties and
the Tollison, a 54-year-old
attorney, is also not seek- ask for focus on
worker training
the serious- ing re-election this year.
been pro tem the past three years ness of this He served as a Democrat
p os it ion ,” from 1996 until late 2011,
By EMILY colleagues from both par- Tollison told then became a Republican.
The Associated Press
ties. He succeeds Repub- senators. “I Tollison Republican Lt. Gov. ‘We truly have to be focusing
lican Sen. Terry Burton of want to you Tate Reeves appointed Toll-
JACKSON — A Re- Newton, who had been pro to know my door will al- ison in 2012 as chairman of on making sure we’re giving our
tem the past three years. ways be open for each and the Education Committee,
publican from Oxford has
been sworn in to the sec- The pro tem presides every one of you.” one of the most influential citizens the opportunity
over the 52-member Sen- Burton resigned as pro positions in the Senate. Al-
ond-highest leadership
position in the Mississippi ate when the lieutenant tem Tuesday on the first though it’s unusual for the to really get the skills they need’
Senate. governor is not available day of the 2019 legislative Senate president pro tem- Mississippi Economic Council
Sixth-term Sen. Gray and often works with the session, weeks after his pore to be chairman of a Executive Director Scott Waller
Tollison was unanimously lieutenant governor to third DUI arrest in recent major committee, Tollison
elected Senate president round up votes on import- years. Burton remains in will remain as Education The Associated Press
pro tempore on Friday by ant bills. the Senate but is not seek- chairman this session.
JACKSON — Mississippi lawmakers and offi-
cials told business leaders Thursday that they’re
hearing their concerns about needing more and
better-educated workers, noting efforts to im-
Around the state prove child care and produce more high school
Fourth-term Republi- mittee. The chairmanship cades ago. graduates.
Fitch touring to start can state Rep. Mark Bak- was previously held by The Vicksburg Post re- The Mississippi Economic Council, the state’s
Mississippi attorney er of Brandon has filed Republican Andy Gipson ports a Jan. 21 dedication chamber of commerce, made workforce develop-
general campaign qualifying papers to run of Braxton, who left the ceremony is set for the ment one of its main priorities in this year’s Leg-
JACKSON — The sec- for attorney general. No House last year to become Robert M. Walker Annex islature as it met Jackson for its annual day at the
ond-term state treasurer Democrat has announced state agriculture commis- Building, next to Vicks- state capitol.
in Mississippi is traveling for the office. sioner. burg City Hall. “We truly have to be focusing on making sure
the state next week to an- Candidates’ qualify- Cockerham is known Walker was a sec- we’re giving our citizens the opportunity to real-
nounce as a candidate for ing deadline is March 1. for working across party ond-term Warren County ly get the skills they need,” said Scott Waller, the
attorney general. Party primaries are in lines with Gunn’s House supervisor in 1988 when council’s executive director.
Republican Lynn Fitch August, and the general leadership team. In a he won a special election The focus comes as unemployment remains
has appearances set for election is in November. news release, Gunn de- to succeed a mayor who low in Mississippi, making it harder for business-
Monday in Jackson and scribes her as an “intelli- resigned. Walker served es to find workers easily.
Meridian, Tuesday in Dem chosen to lead a full term as mayor from Gov. Phil Bryant and officials in his adminis-
gent attorney and a hard
Gulfport and Hattiesburg 1989 to 1993, and was tration touted efforts to expand and improve child
and Wednesday in Tupe- prominent committee worker.” Cockerham had
mayor again from 1997 to care, saying it would help parents enter the work-
in Mississippi House been chairing the Energy
lo, Holly Springs and Her- 2001. force today, as well as lead to better-educated
nando. JACKSON — The Re- Committee. Vicksburg’s current workers in the next generation. The state recently
Fitch grew up in Holly publican speaker of the mayor, George Flaggs Jr., announced a $10.6 million grant that it intends to
Springs and lives in Rid- Mississippi House is ap- Vicksburg naming says Walker deserves to use to better train workers at child care centers
geland. She is a former pointing a Democrat to building for its 1st have his name on a build-
and also help low-income families find education
assistant attorney general lead one of the top com- ing because of all he has
and former director of the mittees.
African-American done for the city.
and workforce training programs.
state Personnel Board. Speaker Philip Gunn mayor Walker says he is
“We work with the entire family,” Bryant said
The current attorney says Thursday that Dem- VICKSBURG — A “elated” by the honor. He of the state Department of Human Services.
general, Democrat Jim ocratic Rep. Angela Cock- Mississippi city is naming has also worked for the
Hood, is not seeking a erham of Magnolia is the a building after its first Mississippi secretary of
fifth term. Instead, he’s new chairwoman of the African-American mayor state’s office and the city
running for governor. House Judiciary B Com- who was elected three de- of Jackson.

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mother. I have two sis- was a deputy clerk. She cery judge, said. “Sixteen years has
ters, and they don’t work, gives credit to the four has known flown by for me. … It’s
so I want to spend time deputy clerks she over- Neese since time for someone young-
with them.” sees for running the she was a er to have this position.
Neese started as a chancery clerk’s office so child.
But it’s bittersweet.”
deputy in that office in well. “I helped
1983 and won her first “I don’t know what I’d build her Managing Editor Zack
election as clerk in 2002, do without those girls,” daddy’s Plair contributed to this
the year her father — she said. “Because this s w i m m i n g Davidson article.
who convinced the ini- is a fun job, but it’s a se- pool when I was in high
tially reluctant Neese to rious job, too. We’ve had school,” he said.
run — retired. some ugly people (come As a lawyer for decades
“I told him, ‘Daddy, in the office), you know, before being elected to
I can’t,’ but he kept say- but what we try to do is the bench, Davidson said
ing I needed to do it,” solve their problems. And he witnessed Neese make
she recalled. “He talked they do a great job.” the transition from able
me into doing it, and he Neese has served as deputy to a “great clerk.”
backed me all the way.” president for the Missis- “She runs a first-class
As chancery clerk, sippi Chancery Clerks office,” Davidson said.
Neese is responsible for Association. She’s also “She’s been really good
a swath of duties, from heavily involved in the at understanding she’s
recording land docu- community as a mem- a servant of the people,
ments and deeds to filing ber of the Columbus Ex- and that really shines
divorce and adoption pa- change Club and Lown- through.
pers. She also personally des County Republican “She’s a people person
files mental disability and Women. and really easygoing,” he
drug commitment affida- “I’m still going to do added. “... She’s always
vits and can be appointed those things,” she said. been on the cutting edge
by a judge to be the ad- “You know, I’m not going of what’s going on in the
ministrator of someone’s to die. But life is so short. county.”
estate. It’s time for me to go on Neese said she plans
It’s a lot of responsi- home and enjoy life.” to enjoy “every minute” of
bility, Neese said, more Jim Davidson, a fellow her job as she serves her
than she saw her father Exchange Club member final year.
undertake when he was who retired in December “It’s the best job in
chancery clerk and she after 12 years as a chan- Lowndes County,” she
4A Sunday, January 13, 2019
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BIRNEY IMES JR. Editor/Publisher 1947-2003
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PETER BIRNEY IMES Editor/Publisher

ZACK PLAIR, Managing Editor
BETH PROFFITT Advertising Director
MICHAEL FLOYD Circulation/Production Manager

Our View

Roses and thorns
A rose to Brigham (eight years). Thanks for research. Now as a 20-year- in the courthouse to meet with program to teach high school
Lowndes County for your service to our commu- old freshman at MSU, the clients. The cost is minimal – students the basics in how
Chancery Clerk nity. Illinois native has turned to the $34,000 – but the benefits are to control bleeding during
Lisa Neese, who Center for Entrepreneurship real. In our system of justice, life-threatening situations. On
has decided not A rose to to establish a POTS chapter in defendants are entitled to a fair Wednesday, Beckham instruct-
to run for a fifth Amanda Swanton Mississippi. The collaboration, trial and effective counsel. Pro- ed a group of Heritage High
term this year. When Neese and Mississippi with support from the Partner- viding that space means that School Anatomy & Physiology
retires at the end of the year, it State’s Center for ship, hopes to raise $100,000 the attorney/defendant are pro- students on the Stop the Bleed
will mean the end of 36 years of Center for Entre- this year. It also marks the first vided a secure, private place in program, a national campaign
service in the chancery clerk’s preneurship and Outreach who time the Center has taken on a the courthouse to discuss their launched by the American Col-
office, including 20 years as a have teamed up to establish the non-profit project. We applaud case. We commend the super- lege of Surgeons. In addition
deputy clerk. Neese’s cheerful first non-profit for the center, all involved in this worthy visors for understanding that to providing the students with
disposition, accessibility and which serves as a think-tank cause. this expenditure furthers the some important information
regular presence at almost and business incubator operat- cause of justice in our county. that can be used in emergen-
every county function will ed through the university’s Col- A rose to the cies, it also helps students
certainly be missed. We also lege of Business. As a 16-year- Lowndes County A rose to make the connection between
applaud other county officials old, Swanton was diagnosed Board of Supervi- Baptist Memorial what they study in class and
who have chosen not to run with an obscure heart condi- sors for approv- Hospital-Golden the real-world situations.
again, including sheriff Mike tion known as postural ortho- ing the funding Triangle and Hospital officials have plans to
Arledge (eight years as sheriff static tachycardia syndrome, or for a renovation in the county trauma sur- bring the Stop the Bleed pro-
and 12 years as justice court POTS and started a non-profit courthouse that will provide de- geon Dr. Brad gram to all of the schools in the
judge) and supervisor Bill to raise awareness of funding fense attorneys a private space Beckham for their launch of a county. That’s a great idea.

Letters to the editor
Thank you
National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day was rec-
ognized earlier this week. I would like to take this oppor-
tunity to express my sincere gratitude to who responded
from The W Police, Columbus Police, Federal Bureau of
Investigation, Lowndes County Sheriff Department, Mis-
sissippi Bureau of Investigations, Mississippi Department
of Corrections, Mississippi State Highway Patrol, the U.S.
Marshals Service, and all other first respondents and our
faculty and staff who helped to secure our campus. It was
an unfortunate situation, but the tremendous and cooper-
ative response we received showed the benefit of all the
multi-agency drills we have done over the years.
Please be assured that this recent incident is no
reflection on the safety of our campus or our community.
Thanks again to all first responders for your service.
Nora R. Miller, President
Mississippi University for Women

Wants and needs
What do you want? To be successful? To provide for
your family? To be accepted? To be loved?
We each have different wants and needs. There is a
difference between a want and a need. A want might be
described as a thing we desire, but if, we don’t get it, we
could get along OK. A need is something that is nec-
essary to perhaps exist. Food, clothing and shelter are
Some in government want power to tell us, what we
want. Some use their power to create needs for some, so
around we go. Some want to tax those filthy rich people,
that create most of the jobs, so they can make us more
beholden to the government for free stuff. I have been Partial to home
taught that there is no free stuff. Somebody pays for it.

On tour with swamp rocker Tony Joe White
The government doesn’t have plenty of money. Their job
is not to give us free stuff.
Say what you want, President Trump is trying his
best to straighten out some of the messes that have been
created from past administrations, both Democrat and At the head of a column travel.
Republican. There are those who spew their hatred for two weeks ago about a As is the case with many American musicians
Trump in the media and other outlets. Some want him im- walk in the rain along who fade into obscurity at home, Tony Joe’s
peached, others want bodily harm to come to him. Why? Moore’s Creek, I quoted candle never flickered in Europe, especially in
Because his policies are improving our economy. Amer- the opening lines from “A France.
ica being respected on the world stage and securing our Rainy Night in Georgia,” “For some reason the French people picked up
borders are no reasons to hate the man. Unemployment and attributed the tune on it,” said Bryan. “French fans never left him. We
is down, new jobs are up, what’s the problem with that? to Brook Benton, who in used to play all over France, three and four times
Think what might be accomplished if more would support 1970 took it to the top of a year.”
Trump. He is working for nothing. He’s wealthy enough the Billboard charts. Bryan accompanied White for recent gigs in
to buy off some of those that are his critics if he wanted First thing Sunday New York City, LA and the Grammy museums in
to. He is trying to fix some of the problems created before morning on the day the LA and Cleveland (Mississippi).
he was elected. Did I say he was elected? Take a deep column ran, my friend Birney Imes “You could be in the middle of nowhere and
breathe and think about it. Gerry Jeffcoat called with someone would come up and say TONY JOE
We lock our houses, fence in our yards and lock our feigned indignation saying Tony Joe White wrote WHITE,” said Bryan. “He had a following wherev-
cars for what reason? To protect what is ours and what we “A Rainy Night in Georgia.” Brook Benton is who er we played.”
have worked for. I remember the times when this wasn’t had a hit with it was my feeble rejoinder. In a 2014 interview White talked about the
necessary, but times have changed. Securing our border Gerry, a retired surgeon, saw Tony Joe in the genesis of his songwriting.
is not a bad thing, it’s the common sense thing. early 70s at a place in Denver called Marvelous
President Trump is different from the politicians in Marv’s, and I think it’s safe to say the experience When I got out of high school I went to Marietta,
power, both Democratic and Republican. He is a business was indelible. He and a couple of his med-school Georgia. I had a sister living there. I went down
man that has made a living in private business and not classmates had a table next to the stage. Gerry, there to get a job and I was playing guitar … at the
from the tax payers trough the politicians are feeding who has a formidable memory, says Tony Joe was house and stuff. I drove a dump truck for the high-
from. He has kept his campaign promises or is trying to the best live performance he ever seen, “and I’ve way department and when it would rain you didn’t
keep them, with no help from the Dems and very little seen everybody, including Elvis.” have to go to work. You could stay home and play
from his party. Big government is not the answer, Social- Here’s the headline for his obituary in “Rolling your guitar and hang out all night.
ism is not the answer. As I have said before working to- Stone”: “Swamp Rock Icon Tony Joe White Dead So those thoughts came back to me when I
gether to “Make America Great Again” is not a bad thing. at 75; Gravelly-voiced singer known for ‘Rainy moved on to Texas about three months later. I heard
One closing thought, “Raise gasoline taxes while the Night in Georgia’ and ‘Polk Salad Annie’ had (Bobbie Gentry’s) ‘Ode to Billie Joe’ on the radio
per gallon price is low”? This to go for infrastructure? I his songs covered by Elvis Presley, Tina Turner, and I thought, man, how real, because I am Billie
thought legalizing liquor, gambling, sports betting and Waylon Jennings.” Joe, I know that life. I’ve been in the cotton fields. So
the lottery were going to solve all our money woes. Our White died in October. I thought if I ever tried to write, I’m going to write
schools need money, or infrastructure is falling a part, Others who recorded White’s songs: John about something I know about.
where has all that money gone? We need more account- Anderson, Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, Way- … I sat down and thought ... well I know about
ability maybe. lon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Joe Cocker, Shelby poke (sallet) because I had ate a bunch of it and
God Bless America. Lynne, Dusty Springfield, Ray Charles, even Tom I knew about rainy nights because I spent a lot of
Lee Roy Lollar, Jr. Jones. rainy nights in Marietta, Georgia.
Columbus Nashville drummer Bryan Owings toured with So I was real lucky with my first tries to write
White during the final decade of the singer’s life. something that was not only real and hit pretty close
Bryan’s dad was the late WCBI-TV meteorologist to the bone, but lasted that long. So it was kind of
with the same name. His mother, Joanne, and two a guide for me then on through life to always try to
brothers, Bart and wife Linda and Bruce, live in write what I know about.
Voice of the People Columbus.
We encourage you to share your opinion with readers of The When I phoned Bryan Saturday morning, he As for Owings, he has upcoming tours with
Dispatch. was watching a gang of turkeys frolicking in his Prine and Emmylou Harris with whom he has a
Submit your letter to The Dispatch by: yard. He says the birds took up residence in his long association. Still, I don’t expect it’ll quite be
E-mail: neighborhood after Nashville’s 2010 floods. like touring with Tony Joe, who was vibrant up to
Mail: P.O. Box 511, Columbus, MS 39703 Bryan will soon be leaving for New Zealand the end.
In person: 516 Main St., Columbus, or 101 S. Lafayette St.,
where he will be playing with John Prine. It won’t “He had been doing great and we had played
No. 16, Starkville.
All letters must be signed by the author and must include be his first trip to that part of the world. He toured NYC a few weeks before he passed,” Owings said.
town of residence and a telephone number for verification pur- New Zealand and Australia three times with Tony “He was rocking the joint.
poses. Letters should be no more than 500 words, and guest Joe. “He was a great guy, a special friend.”
columns should be 500-700 words. We reserve the right to Bryan’s association with the Louisiana-bred Birney Imes ( is the for-
edit submitted material. swamp rocker resulted in a lot of international mer publisher of The Dispatch.
The Dispatch • Sunday, January 13, 2019 5A

Federal workers get $0 pay stubs as shutdown drags on
‘We’re America. We can do better than this.’ a screenshot of his paystub.
“We’re America. We can do
home without pay. While fur-
loughed federal workers have
money,” said Jackson, an Air
Force veteran who said she
Air traffic controller Josh Maria via Twitter better than this.” been given back pay in pre- makes about $38,000 a year as
By BRADY McCOMBS Employees posted pictures The missed paychecks were vious shutdowns, there is no a TSA officer. “I don’t want to
and MICHELLE SMITH of the pay statements on Twit- just one sign of the mounting guarantee that will happen this get into a deeper hole.”
The Associated Press ter and vented their frustration toll the shutdown is taking on time. Fellow Las Vegas-based
as the standoff over President Americans’ daily lives. The Workers are turning to TSA agent Julia Peters applied
Federal employees received Donald Trump’s demand for Miami airport is closing a ter- Uber, Lyft and other side gigs for food stamps on Thursday
pay stubs with nothing but zeros $5.7 billion for a border wall minal this weekend because to pick up some money in the and was approved. She said five
on them Friday as the effects entered its 21st day. This week- security screeners have been meantime. of the eight other applicants at
of the government shutdown end, it will become the longest calling in sick at twice the Ellen Jackson, a Transpor- the benefits office were also
hit home, deepening anxieties shutdown in U.S. history. normal rate. Homebuyers are tation Security Administration TSA workers.
about mortgage payments and “I saw the zeros in my pay experiencing delays in getting officer based in Las Vegas, In Falls Church, Virginia,
unpaid bills. stub today, and it’s a combina- their loans. is driving full time for a ride- outside Washington, a school
All told, an estimated 800,000 tion of reality setting in and Roughly 420,000 federal em- share company to get by. The district held a hiring fair for
government workers missed just sadness,” air traffic con- ployees were deemed essential 59-year-old is planning to retire furloughed federal employees
their paychecks for the first troller Josh Maria told The As- and are working unpaid. An in April. interested in working as substi-
time since the shutdown began. sociated Press after tweeting additional 380,000 are staying “I don’t want to borrow any tute teachers.

US aviation system is starting
to show strains from shutdown
Union for air traffic controllers sued al-North America, “and al-
though they have advised
the government, claiming they are us that they are continu-
ing to hire and train, we
illegally being denied pay are very concerned about
a prolonged government
By DAVID KOENIG cent on the same date last shutdown.”
AP Airlines Writer year. The TSA has 51,000
transportation-securit y
The partial govern- officers, who have contin- Terminal closure
ment shutdown is start- ued to work because they Miami International,
ing to strain the national are deemed essential em- the nation’s 25th-busiest
aviation system, with un- ployees. airport, plans to close off
paid security screeners Screeners represent Concourse G at 1 p.m. for
staying home, air-traffic just 6 percent of govern- the next three days and
controllers suing the gov- ment workers who didn’t shift a dozen flights a day
ernment and safety in- get paychecks Friday be- to other terminals.
spectors off the job. cause of the shutdown. “Our wait times have
Miami International Airline-industry officials been normal and opera-
Airport is providing the worry that they are partic- tions have been smooth
most visible evidence yet ularly likely to stop show- so far, but the partial clo-
that the shutdown is at ing up because their rela- sure is being done in an
least making air travel tively low pay means they
less convenient. abundance of caution,”
could quickly struggle to airport spokesman Greg
Facing double the pay bills without money
usual number of absenc- Chin said Friday.
coming in.
es among unpaid TSA Screeners start around
screeners, the Miami air- $24,000 a year, and most
port will close one of its earn between $26,000
concourses most of Satur- and $35,000, according to
day, Sunday and Monday TSA.
to make sure TSA can ad- The agency has very
equately staff the remain- few tools to deal with a
ing security checkpoints. severe shortage. It has a
Meanwhile, the nation- team of non-essential em-
al union representing air ployees who are trained
traffic controllers — who to screen air travelers,
are also working without but that is only a stop-
pay during the shutdown, gap designed to cover for
entering its 22nd day Sat- shortages at one or two
urday — sued the govern- airports during a natural
ment, claiming they are disaster.
illegally being denied pay. January is a relatively
And aviation-safety in- light travel period, but
spectors are still off the industry officials worry
job, deemed not to be es- what will happen if the
sential enough to keep shutdown lingers and
working during the shut- more TSA employees
down. leave for jobs that include
a paycheck.
AWOL screeners “TSA only has what
The Transportation it has,” said Christopher
Security Administration Bidwell, the vice presi-
said that 5.1 percent of dent for security at the
screeners were absent on trade group Airports
Thursday, up from 3.3 per- Council Internation-

GOP lawmakers sure disaster
funds will not be used for wall
By JILL COLVIN, because they were not au-
LISA MASCARO, thorized to speak publicly.
and ALAN FRAM Rep. Dan Crenshaw,
The Associated Press
R-Fla., tweeted that act-
ing White House Chief of
Staff Mick Mulvaney had
Republican lawmakers “assured Texans that he
expressed optimism Fri- understood the deep con-
day that the Trump ad- cerns about using Harvey
ministration would spare relief funds for the bor-
billions of dollars in un- der” during a meeting
spent disaster relief funds with newly sworn-in Re-
earmarked for areas in- publicans Friday.
cluding hurricane-pound- Crenshaw told The As-
ed Puerto Rico as they sociated Press the White
search for money to build House was “still looking
the president’s promised at the legal options,” but
border wall. was “very sympathetic”
Backlash Friday was to concerns raised by him
swift to news that the and other members of the
White House had directed group.
the Army Corps of Engi- Republican Rep. Kevin
neers to comb through its Brady of Texas also told
budget, including $13.9 reporters Friday after
billion in emergency funds his talks with the White
that Congress earmarked House: “I feel confident
last year, to search for disaster relief dollars will
potential funding as Pres- not be tapped.”
ident Donald Trump con- The Army Corps re-
tinues to weigh signing a quest was the latest sign
national emergency dec- that the administration
laration to build the wall is laying the groundwork
without Congressional for a possible emergen-
signoff. The details were cy order as negotiations
spelled out by a congres- between Trump and con-
sional aide and adminis- gressional Democrats to
tration official familiar reopen the partially shut-
with the matter who spoke tered government have
on condition of anonymity ground to a halt.
6A Sunday, January 13, 2019 The Dispatch •

Starkville moving ahead with development code rewrite
First draft expected by early March has to go through the same pro-
cess as a developer looking to
By Alex Holloway writing process in 2017, after build a 200-lot neighborhood. adopting the updated compre- “It’s the same process, the
hensive plan. same requirements, and that’s a
Starkville is hoping to have Starkville aldermen approved little more than it needs to be,”
the first draft of a long-awaited a $219,973 contract in June 2015 he said. “We’ve put in stuff to
development code rewrite com- with The Walker Collaborative kind of make that easier.”
pleted by early March. LLC, a Tennessee-based firm, The city is also looking to
The development code lays to draft the city’s comprehen- make the code more accessible
out the city’s requirements for sive plan and update the code. for the ordinary user. Havelin
certain zoning and land type The contract included $140,913 said the staff has looked to ex-
designations and the processes for the comprehensive plan and amples from other cities, in Mis-
for building new developments $76,060 for the code rewrite. sissippi and across the U.S., on
or altering existing ones — The city adopted the plan in De- how to make the code easier to
whether they be residential, cember 2016 and the firm con- understand.
commercial or industrial. He said part of the drafting
tinued work on the code rewrite
The code rewrite is meant to process will include creating
into 2017.
revamp and modernize the de-
“We had a consultant doing Alex Holloway/Dispatch Staff graphics to more easily illus-
velopment. City Planner Daniel City Planner Daniel Havelin talks to Starkville aldermen about the
it,” Mayor Lynn Spruill said. trate what the requirements laid
Havelin, who has worked on the city’s in-progress development code rewrite at a Friday afternoon
“We’re now doing it in-house. out in the code’s various sec-
rewrite alongside Assistant City work session. The city is using the rewrite to correct place type
We had a fundamental prod- tions mean.
Planner Emily Corban, said the errors and streamline its development code.
uct from which to work, but we It should, he said, be a
process is correcting errors city
quickly realized that in a lot of that were from a shift in the same requirements. marked difference from the
staff have discovered in land use
cases the consultants are giving property line to absolutely la- Havelin and Corban are also city’s current “dry” code.
designations and emphasizing a
you boilerplate sort of stuff from beled wrong. trying to build in infill rules for “Any ordinance should be
more user-friendly code for ordi-
which to work and we needed to “That’ll be one of the things the updated code, which will en- easily understood,” he said.
nary citizens.
tailor it to our community.” we’ll have to do — to get the courage new development to fit “When it gets too wordy and
For example, the updated
code will include a chart that board to adopt and modify the with what’s around it in similar- you start losing the profession-
will allow someone looking to Fixing errors place type map in the com- ly-zoned areas. als who deal every day with the
develop something in a particu- Havelin said city staff first prehensive plan,” he added. “You’ll take what’s around wording, then the average citi-
lar zone type and see its require- discovered a place-typing error “There’s also going to be, ul- you,” he said. “You’ll line up zen’s not going to get it.”
ments at a glance. along Lindbergh Boulevard, timately, a new zoning map as with the houses around you. Ward 2 Alderman Sandra
Havelin said it also takes which runs through the heart of part of all this.” Your sides will be set back simi- Sistrunk said she feels it’s a
development goals laid out in residential areas north of High- Simplification efforts for the larly to those. If there’s parking good time to update Starkville’s
the city’s comprehensive plan, way 12. Land east of the road code rewrite include adjust- in the front, you can park in the code, much of which is decades
adopted in 2016, and codifies was place typed for a traditional ing its zoning designations, of front. If not, you can park on the old.
them. single-family neighborhood — which there are currently more sides or the back like they do. “A lot of our old code is what,
“It’s taking these place types which fit with the homes built than 20. Your building’s got to be similar 50 to 60 years old now,” she said.
(land use designations), which on the land. The new zoning map update, to the height of the buildings “It’s time. I’m very, very excited
we are constantly referring However, to the west, the Havelin said, will not necessarily around you.” about this.”
to, and putting them in a zone land was place-typed as a rural repurpose property — especial- Spruill said the update is
that’s similar to what they were neighborhood, which requires ly land already in use, though part of what she sees a normal,
described as being in the first one house per three acres and some names may change. He Streamlining healthy work to keep the city’s
place,” Havelin said. does not match the character of said, for example, that the term and modernizing processes up-to-date.
At Friday’s work session in the homes built in the area. “C-2” zoning — what has been Havelin said the code rewrite “Every community ought to
City Hall, Havelin said the code “Obviously, that was majorly commonly known as “highway also aims to streamline certain be looking at what it does every
rewrite is about 64 percent com- wrong,” Havelin said. “Once we commercial” — might no longer processes. For example, he said five to 10 years,” she said. “This
plete. discovered that, we went par- be used, but it will be replaced someone looking to subdivide a is a part of that normal growth
Starkville began its code re- cel-by-parcel and found errors by something that holds the residential lot into two lots now process.

Street lights
Continued from Page 1A
The 4-2 vote followed The project ring to CLW’s potential current budget situation Box said that company phis-based NaviRetail
a presentation from Russ lost revenue long-term. (the city operated at an has a clear advantage in approached the city first,
Phillips, co-founder of by the numbers “(But) to be honest ... if all $881,000 deficit in Fis- the bidding process. but The Retail Coach
Path Company, an ener- Now, Columbus Light the numbers work out, it’s cal Year 2018), we would However, he pointed to in Tupelo ultimately se-
gy savings contractor and Water owns the 4,309 kind of a no-brainer (for have to carefully consider other instances — most cured the contract.
with offices in Memphis street lights in the city, the city).” whether to take that risk,” recently when the city “(Path) having done
and Jackson, that includ- and has so far replaced To do the project, the he said. chose a retail develop- this study absolutely
ed the project cost esti- 371 with LED bulbs. city would likely borrow ment firm — when the should give them an ad-
The city pays CLW for
mate, as well as a projec-
the power, as well as for
the funds, which Gale A bidding advantage company who presented vantage,” Box said. “That
tion the city could save said would be $2.8 mil- With Path already hav- the idea was not select- doesn’t necessarily mean
nearly $400,000 per year. 14 percent of the value of lion plus consultant and ing its foot in the door, ed. In that case, Mem- they’ll get it.”
Phillips was on the the equipment, CLW Di- legal fees. From that loan,
agenda for the city coun- rector Todd Gale said. To- the city would pay CLW
cil’s regular meeting gether, that amounted to close to $850,000 to get
on Tuesday. A schedul- $515,658 in 2018, roughly the lights off the utility’s
ing conflict prohibited $350,000 of which was the books.
him from attending that equipment fee. The loan would be re-
meeting, so the council If the city proceeds paid in 10 years, with the
opted to hear his pre- with the LED project, created savings amount-
sentation in the Friday it would cut the annual ing to more than the ex-
morning special-call. cost to CLW to $119,047, pected payment. In fact,
Councilmen Joseph according to Path’s num- Path projects the city
Mickens, of Ward 2, and bers. That includes ener- would see a net savings
Stephen Jones, of Ward gy cost savings and elim- of $96,000 (after the loan
5, opposed the measure, inating the 14 percent payment) the first year.
both citing they wanted equipment fee because “The net savings
to wait until at least Tues- the city would essentially would be more significant
day to vote. buy out CLW’s interest in over time,” Ward 3 Coun-
“I wanted more time to the street lights. cilman Charlie Box said.
look over it and research That ends up being a “… I was totally against
this company,” Jones better deal for the city this at first, but when I
told The Dispatch. “I’m than CLW continuing to found out how this would
open-minded to support- gradually replace existing be structured, it became
ing the project, especial- lights with LEDs, Gale obvious to me it was a
ly if it saves us money.” said, because that would win-win.”
Phillips approached cause the equipment val- Box said the more effi-
city officials in the fall to ue to continue to rise. cient LED light, like those
see if they would be in- “Over the last few installed downtown, are
terested in his company years, by us adding fix- also brighter, making
completing a study and tures, adding lights at them a safer option for cit-
presenting the findings. the request of the mayor izens, especially in high-
He said his company in- and the council, that pot crime areas.
tends to bid for the con- of money has gone up, so “We’ve been needing
sultant contract, as well. they’re continuing to pay to do this for a while,” Box
Path has worked with more each year,” Gale said. “People are always
at least two cities in Ten- said. “I don’t see how calling us wanting them.”
nessee on similar proj- their bill would ever go Jones, who firmly
ects. down unless they start believes the project is
Russell said the fea- taking lights out, and you worth looking into, said
sibility study produced know that’s not going to he doesn’t want to rush
soft projections and a happen. into a situation where the
formal audit was the “For someone trying to city is borrowing to save
only way to produce hard sell power, it’s not a good money.
numbers. thing,” he added, refer- “Especially in our

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about everything. I was citizen, myself, and so I and Philadelphia Enquir-
very nosy. As I got older, take very seriously the re- er.
I realized how important sponsibility of informing “Amanda has an ener-
a free, ethical and fair my fellow citizens as best gy and enthusiasm that
press is to communities, I can.” fits in very well in our
and I wanted to be a part Lien graduated from newsroom,” Managing
of that. I want to provide Temple University in De- Editor Zack Plair said.
fair, unbiased reporting cember with a bachelor’s “She’s smart and is will-
to the people in my com- degree in journalism. ing to get out into the com-
munity so they have the While completing her munity and work hard. To
information they need to studies, she worked for a have someone here with
direct their lives. year at The Spirit newspa- Amanda’s desire to pro-
“I’m excited to be in per in Delaware County, duce strong community
Columbus, a communi- Pennsylvania, as public journalism is an asset not
ty where citizens are so affairs reporter. She has only to The Dispatch but
engaged,” she added. “I also served internships to Columbus and Lown-
want to be an informed with the New York Times des County citizens.”
The Dispatch • Sunday, January 13, 2019 7A

Wisconsin man arrested in teen’s
abduction, parents’ deaths
13-year-old escaped after Ex-kidnapping
three months of captivity victim: Jayme
Closs needs space,
The Associated Press

BARRON, Wis. — A 21-year-old man
killed a Wisconsin couple in a baffling time to heal
scheme to kidnap their teenage daugh-
The Associated Press
ter, then held the girl captive for three
months before she narrowly managed
CHICAGO — Katie Beers’ joy
to escape and reach safety as he drove
quickly turned to deep concern when
around looking for her, authorities said. she learned 13-year-old Jayme Closs
Jayme Closs, 13, was skinny, dishev- had been found alive in rural Wiscon-
eled and wearing shoes too big for her sin nearly three months after police
when she approached a stranger and say a man shot and killed her parents
pleaded for help Thursday near the then abducted the girl from their
small, isolated north woods town of Gor- home.
don, where police said she was being “She is going to have to grieve the
held by Jake Thomas Patterson. loss of her parents and also come to
Within minutes, Patterson was pulled terms with the fact she was abducted,
over and jailed on kidnapping and homi- escaped and whatever (other) hell she
cide charges for what authorities said went through,” said Beers. “And it’s
was his meticulously planned shotgun not going to be easy.”
attack at the girl’s home in October. Beers knows that better than most.
The news that Jayme was safe set off Sunday will mark 26 years since a
joy and relief 60 miles away in her home- then-10-year-old Beers was rescued
town of Barron, population 3,300, ending from an underground concrete bun-
an all-out search that gripped the state, ker in Bay Shore, New York, where
with many people fearing the worst the she had been held captive for more
longer she was missing. than two weeks by a family friend
“My legs started to shake. It was awe- who’d lured her to his home with the
some. The stress, the relief — it was promise of birthday presents.
awesome,” Barron County Sheriff Chris As Jayme begins to process her
Fitzgerald said, describing the moment trauma, experts and former victims
he learned Jayme had been found. say what she needs most is space and
Jayme told one of the neighbors in time to discuss it on her own terms.
Gordon who took her in that she had And with the help of a supportive and
walked away from a cabin where she had understanding family, she likely will
been held captive. be able to recover and live a happy
“She said that this person’s name was life.
Jake Patterson, ‘he killed my parents and
took me,’” said another neighbor, Kristin on social media.
Kasinskas. “She did not talk about why “I know all of you are searching for
or how. She said she did not know him.” the answer why any of this happened,”
The sheriff said investigators are Fitzgerald said. “Believe me, so are we.”
trying to figure out what happened to The sheriff said that he did not know
Jayme during her captivity and why she if Jayme had been physically abused but
was seized, and gave no details on how that she was hospitalized overnight for
she escaped except to say Patterson was observation and released. Investigators
not home at the time. He said there is no were still interviewing her, and she was
evidence Patterson knew Jayme or her “doing as well as circumstances allow,”
family or had been in contact with her he said.

Surgeons fear pelvic mesh
lawsuits will spook patients
Mississippi among states pursuing that the AG is proceeding
with this lawsuit without
lawsuits that claim the surgeries first availing themselves
of the significant experi-
ruined some women’s quality of life ence and expertise of this
By GENE JOHNSON er-protection lawsuit At issue is “transvagi-
The Associated Press against Johnson & John- nal mesh” — plastic mesh
son and its Ethicon Inc. products that are implant-
SEAT TLE — Doctors subsidiary is off-base.
who specialize in female ed to correct a variety of
The lawsuit says the com- pelvic floor disorders.
pelvic medicine say law- panies failed to disclose
suits by four states — They came on the U.S.
risks associated with the
Washington, California, market in the late 1990s
products, but in their let-
Kentucky and Mississip- to treat stress urinary
ter the doctors said they
pi — over products used incontinence — a condi-
were never deceived and
to treat pelvic floor dis- that the case is based on tion triggered by physical
orders and incontinence a misconception about activity like coughing,
might scare patients away how they assess dangers sneezing or running that
from the best treatment posed by medical proce- is common and some-
options — or maybe even dures. times debilitating in wom-
push the products off the “We have served on na- en after childbirth. The
market. tional and regional med- treatment involves using
Sixty-three Washing- ical societies in women’s a thin mesh strip, called
ton surgeons signed a health,” wrote Dr. Jeffrey a “mid-urethral sling,” to
letter to state Attorney Clemons, a pelvic recon- support the urethra, the
General Bob Ferguson, structive surgeon in Taco- tube that carries urine
arguing his consum- ma. “It is astonishing to us away from the bladder.

US starts withdrawing supplies from Syria
In coming weeks, about 2,000 troops withdrawing is a tactical
change. It doesn’t mate-
are expected to depart Syria rially alter our capacity
to continue to perform
By ROBERT BURNS tary equipment, U.S. de- the military actions that
AP National Security Writer fense officials said. But in we need to perform,”
coming weeks, the contin- Secretary of State Mike
WASHINGTON — gent of about 2,000 troops Pompeo said Saturday
The U.S. military says it in the United Arab Emir-
is expected to depart even
has started pulling equip- ates.
as the White House says
ment, but not troops, out Uncertainty over the
it will keep pressure on
of Syria as a first step in timing and terms of the
the Islamic State group.
meeting President Don- Syria pullout have raised
ald Trump’s demand for Once the troops are gone,
questions about the
a complete military with- the U.S. will have ended
Trump administration’s
drawal. three years of organiz-
broader strategy for fight-
The announcement ing, arming, advising and ing Islamic extremism,
is fueling concern about providing air cover for including Trump’s stated
how quickly the U.S. will Syrian, Kurdish and Arab intention to reduce U.S.
abandon its Kurdish al- fighters in an open-ended forces in Afghanistan this
lies, amid contradictory campaign devised by the summer.
statements recently by Obama administration to U.S. airstrikes against
Trump administration deal the IS group a lasting IS in Syria began in Sep-
officials on an exit time- defeat. tember 2014, and ground
table. “The fact that a cou- troops moved in the fol-
The withdrawal began ple thousand uniformed lowing year in small num-
with shipments of mili- personnel in Syria will be bers.

Tell your child a bedtime story.
8A Sunday, January 13, 2019 The Dispatch •

US flu season poised
to be milder than last
year’s harsh one
Last season, an estimated 80,000
Americans died of flu and its
complications — the disease’s highest
death toll in at least four decades
By MIKE STOBBE according to the CDC.
AP Medical Writer The CDC has no esti-
mate of deaths so far this
NEW YORK — It’s season, partly because it’s
early, but the current flu so early. Flu usually takes
season is shaping up to be off after Christmas and
gentler than last winter’s peaks around February.
unusually brutal one, U.S. On Friday, the CDC
health officials said. released its regular week-
In most parts of the ly flu update, showing
country, most illness- that it was reported to be
es right now are being widespread in 30 states
caused by a flu strain that last week, up from 24 the
leads to fewer hospitaliza- week before.
tions and deaths as the The health agency also
kind of flu that dominat- released new estimates of
ed a year ago, according how the flu season is play-
to officials at the Centers ing out. It said:
for Disease Control and ■ About 6 million to 7
Prevention. Vaccines also million Americans have
work better against it, become ill since flu sea-
said the CDC’s Dr. Alicia son kicked off in the fall.
Fry. ■ About half were sick
So is the U.S. in for a enough to go to see a doc-
milder flu season? tor.
“If (this strain) contin- ■ Roughly 70,000 to
ues to be the predominant 80,000 have been hospi-
virus, that is what we’d ex- talized.
pect,” Fry said. The CDC usually
Last season, an esti- doesn’t make those esti-
mated 80,000 Americans mates until a flu season is
died of flu and its compli- over, but researchers have
cations — the disease’s been working on the mod-
highest death toll in at el for nearly a decade and
least four decades. In believe it is sound enough
recent years, flu-related to use while the season
deaths have ranged from is still going on, officials
about 12,000 to 56,000, said.

US stocks drift in a
quiet close to another
winning week
‘After some of the initial gains we
saw earlier in the week I think it’s
just a rally looking tired’
Baird investment strategist Willie Delwiche
By STAN CHOE Willie Delwiche, invest-
and ALEX VEIGA ment strategist at Baird.
AP Business Writers “I think it’s probably not
much more than a chance
NEW YORK — U.S. for people to digest the
stock indexes nestled a move and try to get a
hair lower on Friday af- sense of whether we’ve
ter the falling price of oil had a bounce — and this
weighed on energy com- is it — or maybe a pause
panies, but the S&P 500 as we continue to move
nevertheless closed out higher.”
its third straight winning The S&P 500 edged
week following a brutal down by 0.38 points, or
stretch in December. less than 0.1 percent, to
It was a day full of 2,596.26. Last month, a
broken streaks — oil fell typical day for the index
for the first time in two was a swing 10 times that.
weeks, and the yield on The Dow Jones In-
the 10-year Treasury note dustrial Average dipped
sank to its first loss in 5.97 points, or less than
more than a week — but 0.1 percent, to 23,995.95.
the market remained calm The Nasdaq composite
through it. Gradual moves lost 14.59, or 0.2 percent,
for markets in recent days to 6,971.48, and the Rus-
have offered a respite fol- sell 2000 index of smaller
lowing the tumultuous stocks ticked up by 1.95,
trading that rocked inves- or 0.1 percent, to 1,447.38.
tors in late 2018. It was the first loss for
“After some of the ini- the S&P 500 in six days,
tial gains we saw earlier and much of the reason
in the week I think it’s just for it was the falling price
a rally looking tired,” said of oil.

Tests confirm 2 more cases
of deer disease in Mississippi
The Associated Press ors and other movement
problems and lose weight.
JACKSON — Two Issaquena County has re-
more cases of debilitating ported two cases, while
deer disease have been Pontotoc County has re-
confirmed in Mississippi, ported one.
bringing the total to six. The disease is present
The Mississippi De- in 25 other states. Ten-
partment of Wildlife, Fish- nessee has confirmed 24
eries and Parks tells the cases in two counties bor-
Clarion Ledger that tests dering Mississippi.
confirm two deer shot Wildlife Bureau di-
by hunters in Marshall rector Russ Walsh says
County had chronic wast- Mississippi tested about
ing disease. The north 6,000 deer in the last year
Mississippi county earlier to determine the disease’s
reported its first case. prevalence.
The contagious and Officials encourage
fatal neurological disease hunters to submit killed
causes deer to have trem- deer for testing.
Adam Minichino

THE DISPATCH n CDISPATCH.COM n Sunday, January 13, 2019

Falcons stifle Trojans on defensive end
By Adam Minichino High. sissippi High School Activities “Yeah. Yeah. There you go,” Association (MHSAA) non-re-
Morris said as two Columbus gion game at New Hope High.
Phillip Morris loves defense. players trapped a New Hope “The first time we played
After playing for and then
player in front of the scorer’s them that is kind of how we
coaching with longtime Colum-
table to force New Hope coach spread the lead out,” Morris
bus High School boys basket-
Drew McBrayer to call a time- said. “In the second half, we
ball coach Sammy Smith, it’s
easy to tell how Morris’ affinity out. just kicked the pressure up and
for pressure and hard-nosed Later in the third quarter, pressed them a lot and tried to
play was nurtured. Those Morris implored the Falcons make them give it up, which
qualities blossomed as Morris to keep up the intensity in their they did. We didn’t do a good
grew as an assistant coach un- half-court defense as he said, job of finishing the game, but
der Luther Riley, Gary Griffin, “Get him. Get him. Don’t let we’re still learning how to fin-
and Anthony Carlyle and was a him out.” ish games.”
part of two state championship Morris’ encouragement Tijah McCrary had a game-
squads with the Falcons. helped Columbus set the tone high 23 points (25 in his team’s
Morris’ passion for defense with its defense in the third scorebook) to lead Columbus
Chris McDill/Special to The Dispatch
still burns now that he is run- quarter en route to a 59-48 vic- (8-11), which was coming off a
Tijah McCrary (5) drives to the goal for Columbus Saturday night.
ning the show at Columbus tory against New Hope in a Mis- See FALCONS, 6B

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Ole Miss 81, No. 14 Mississippi State 77

Young Rising Rebels
players step up, stun
shine in Bulldogs
By Adam Minichino

STARKVILLE — Successful offensive
teams set up their opponents and lay the
By Adam Minichino groundwork for the next possession.
After watching his teammates hit 11
3-pointers against No. 14 Mississippi State
Woodard II, Reggie Perry, and on Saturday, Breein Tyree saw an opportu-
Blake Hinson made an impres- nity to get into the act. This time, though, it
sion in their first installment of wasn’t from the 3-point line.
the Mississippi State-Ole Miss Positioned on the right wing, Tyree
rivalry. watched as Nick Weatherspoon came out
Woodard II to guard him on the left wing and glanced
and Perry did Jim Lytle/Special to The Dispatch for a screener. Instead of waiting for a team-
First-year Ole Miss men’s basketball coach Kermit Davis instructs freshman forward KJ mate to come or settling for a shot from be-
most of their Buffen (14) during Saturday’s 81-77 road win at Mississippi State.
damage in the hind the arc, Tyree penetrated with the left
first half for the hand — the same side he hurt in the open-

Bulldogs, who ing minute. The Bulldogs were the only
led by two points ones who felt any pain after Tyree’s move.
at halftime. Tyree’s left-handed layup with 49.8 sec-
Woodard II But Hinson onds remaining propelled Ole Miss to an
ultimately had 81-77 victory against No. 14 Mississippi
the upper hand, Davis’ Rebels make most of coach’s return home by pulling upset win See BULLDOGS, 6B
pouring in a

game-high 26 he 1983 comedy, but
points in Ole movie Saturday’s
Miss’ 81-77 vic- “Trad- remake was dling pocket change. Ole
tory against ing Places,” no laughing Miss finished runner-up
No. 14 MSU in starring Eddie matter for in 20 games last year and
Perry a Southeast- Murphy and about 10,000 of finished dead last in the
ern Conference Dan Akyrod, the 10,021 who SEC.
game before a was a comic crowded into The prospects weren’t
crowd of 10,021 farce built on the Hump for any better going into this
at Humphrey the premise the Saturday season. Ole Miss was
Coliseum. of a homeless matinee. pegged to finish 14th the
“I was just scam artists In what was preseason poll, which
kind of feeling and a pampered Slim Smith a thoroughly some people thought
it, and my team- commodities entertaining might be a little high, even
mates looking broker places as part of a game played in an electric in a 14-team league.
Hinson bet by a couple of sinister atmosphere, Ole Miss
for me, too,” Hin- Mississippi State, by
son said. “Every millionaires. scored the game’s last four comparison, was supposed
time I came into the huddle If you were to recast the points for an 81-77 win. to be the state’s up-and-
they said, ‘Just keep shooting movie with Kermit Davis To appreciate the signif- coming program. In his
it.’ They kept feeding it to me Jr. and Ben Howland and icance of what is happen- fourth season, Howland,
and they were finding me open. use basketball as the back- ing, a little background is with a roster filled with
I was feeling it, and they knew I drop, the movie would look required. talented veterans and
was feeling it, too, so they were a lot like Saturday’s game When Davis was named highly-touted newcomers,
Jim Lytle/Special to The Dispatch
giving it to me to shoot.” at Humphrey Coliseum as the Rebels coach in were picked fourth in the
between Davis’ Rebels and 2018, he took over a team Mississippi State’s Tyson Carter (23) rises
Hinson was 8-for-16 from league, a dark-horse con- up to take a shot against Ole Miss Satur-
the field, including 5-for-11 Howland’s Bulldogs. that was living in a refrig- tender for the SEC title. day in Humphrey Coliseum.
See NOTEBOOK, 6B The 1983 movie was a erator box and panhan- See SLIMANTICS, 6B

NFL: Playoffs

Prescott, Cowboys ousted by Rams
Inside Sean McVay has added his first
The Associated Press playoff victory to his spectacu-
host Eagles today. Page 4B lar two-season franchise turn-
derson rushed for 123 yards and
Ezekiel Elliott rushed for a
two touchdowns, and Todd Gur- for the first time in 17 years. Los TD and Amari Cooper caught
ley rushed for 115 more yards Angeles racked up a franchise
and another TD in the Los An- an early TD pass for the Cow-
playoff-record 273 yards on the boys (11-7), who still haven’t
geles Rams’ first playoff victory
ground — also the most ever al- won a playoff game on the road
in 14 years, 30-22 over the Dal-
lowed in the postseason by the in 26 years. After winning the
las Cowboys in the divisional
round on Saturday night. Cowboys. NFC East and beating Seattle
Gurley and Anderson pun- The long-struggling Rams last week, Dallas lost in the di-
ished the Cowboys’ normally had won only one postseason visional playoff round for the Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports
sturdy run defense and sent the game since their last trip to sixth consecutive time. Dallas wide receiver Amari Cooper (19) runs the ball as Los Ange-
second-seeded Rams (14-3) to the Super Bowl in February Also Saturday, Kansas City les free safety Lamarcus Joyner (20) moves to defend during the
the NFC championship game 2002, but 32-year-old coach beat Indianapolis, 31-13. first half Saturday night.
2B Sunday, January 13, 2019 The Dispatch •

briefly CALENDAR Basketball
NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for
overtime loss. Top three teams in each division
and two wild cards per conference advance to
CINCINNATI REDS — Agreed to terms with 2B
Scooter Gennett, SS Jose Peraza, OF Yasiel
Puig and RHPs Anthony DeSclafani, Michael
NBA playoffs. Lorenzen and Tanner Roark on one-year con-

Local Prep Basketball
Atlantic Division
W L Pct GB
Friday’s Games
Carolina 4, Buffalo 3
COLORADO ROCKIES — Agreed to terms
RHPs Chad Bettis, Jon Gray, Scott Oberg, LHP
Columbus basketball squads sweep Oxford Monday’s Games Toronto
32 12 .727 —
27 16 .628 4½
Winnipeg 4, Detroit 2
Calgary 4, Florida 3
Tyler Anderson, INF Trevor Story and C Tony
Wolters to one-year contracts.
Both Columbus High School basketball teams moved to 2-0 in Mis- Columbus Christian at Starkville Academy Boston 25 16 .610 5½ Pittsburgh 7, Anaheim 4 LOS ANGELES DODGERS — Agreed to terms
sissippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 6A, Region Brooklyn 21 23 .477 11 Saturday’s Games with RHP Pedro Baez, RHP Josh Fields, RHP
Oak Hill Academy at Calhoun Academy New York 10 32 .238 21 New Jersey 3, Philadelphia 2 Yimi Garcia, OF/INF Enrique Hernandez, OF
2 play with a doubleheader sweep of Oxford Friday night at home. Southeast Division N.Y. Rangers 2, N.Y. Islanders 1 Joc Pederson, SS Corey Seager and OF Chris
In the opener, the Lady Falcons took a 58-17 victory. Tuesday’s Games W L Pct GB Boston 3, Toronto 2 Taylor on one-year contracts.
Miami 21 20 .512 — Columbus 2, Washington 1, OT MIAMI MARLINS — Agreed to terms with C J.T.
For Columbus (14-2), Hannah White had 22 points, while JaTyler Forest Hill at Columbus Charlotte 19 22 .463 2 Tampa Bay 5, Buffalo 3 Realmuto, LHP Adam Conley, SS Miguel Rojas,
Turner had 14 points. Montreal 3, Colorado 0
New Hope at Louisville Washington
18 25 .419 4
17 24 .415 4 Detroit 5, Minnesota 2
RHP Dan Straily and RHP Jose Urena on one-
year contracts.
The Columbus boys (7-11) took a 59-53 victory in the nightcap. Itawamba AHS at Caledonia Atlanta 13 29 .310 8½ Vegas at Chicago, late NEW YORK METS — Agreed to terms with
n New Hope basketball teams split pair with Kosciusko: At Central Division St. Louis at Dallas, late RHPs Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndegaard, Zack
Columbus, the New Hope High School basketball teams split a MHSAA Noxubee County at Vardaman W L Pct GB Arizona at Edmonton, late
Ottawa at San Jose, late
Wheeler, OF Michael Conforto and LHP Steven
Milwaukee 29 12 .707 — Matz on one-year contracts.
Class 4A, Region 4 doubleheader with Kosciusko Friday night at home. Noxapater at Hamilton Indiana 28 14 .667 1½ Pittsburgh at Los Angeles, late PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES — Agreed to terms
Detroit 18 23 .439 11 Today’s Games with OF Aaron Altherr, LHP José Álvarez, RHP
The New Hope boys (9-8, 2-0) boys won 56-34, while the New Heritage Academy at Magnolia Heights Chicago 10 32 .238 19½ Nashville at Carolina, 11:30 a.m. Jerad Eickhoff, 3B Maikel Franco, 2B César
Hope girls (7-9, 1-1) dropped a 50-46 decision. N.Y. Rangers at Columbus, 5 p.m. Hernández, LHP Adam Morgan, RHP Hector
Starkville Academy at Leake Academy Cleveland 8 35 .186 22
WESTERN CONFERENCE Anaheim at Winnipeg, 5 p.m. Néris and RHP Vince Velasquez to one-year
n Starkville High School basketball teams sweep Murrah: At Florida at Vancouver, 6 p.m.
Oak Hill Academy at Kirk Academy Southwest Division
Tampa Bay at N.Y. Islanders, 6 p.m.
contracts. Signed INF Gift Ngoepe, LHP Ed-
Jackson, the Starkville High School basketball teams swept Murrah in W L Pct GB ward Paredes and INF Andrew Romine to minor
a pair of close Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Thursday’s Game Houston 24 17 .585 — Arizona at Calgary, 8:30 p.m. league contracts.
San Antonio 25 18 .581 — PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Agreed to terms
Class 6A, Region 3 games Friday night.
In the girls game, Jalisa Outlaw had 14 points to lead Starkville to a
Winston Academy at Columbus Christian
Friday’s Games
New Orleans
20 22 .476 4½
20 22 .476 4½
Transactions with OF Corey Dickerson and RHP Keone Kela
on one-year contracts. Claimed RHP Aaron
42-41 victory. Amaya Ford and Amaria Strong added nine points for the
Memphis 19 23 .452 5½
Northwest Division
Saturday’s Moves Slegers off waivers from Minnesota. Designat-
ed RHP Dario Agrazal for assignment.
Tupelo at Columbus W L Pct GB
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS — Agreed to terms
Lady Yellow Jackets (11-3, 2-0 region). National Football League
In the boys game, Zeke Cook had 22 points to help Starkville rally New Hope at Leake Central Denver
Oklahoma City
28 12 .700 —
25 16 .610 3½
CLEVELAND BROWNS — Named Freddie with RHPs Michael Wacha and Dominic Leone
and OF Marcell Ozuna on one-year contracts.
Kitchens coach.
for a 62-61 victory. Caledonia at Pontotoc Portland
26 17 .605 3½
22 21 .512 7½
MIAMI DOLPHINS — Signed QB Jake Rudock SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS — Agreed to terms
to a reserve/futures contract. with LHP Will Smith on a one-year contract.
The Yellow Jackets (16-1, 2-0) used a 20-8 fourth quarter to come Starkville High at Madison Central Minnesota 20 22 .476 9 HOCKEY WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Agreed to
Pacific Division terms with SS Trea Turner and 3b Anthony
from behind to get the victory. West Point at Grenada W L Pct GB
National Hockey League
ARIZONA COYOTES — Assigned F Michael Rendon on one-year contracts.
Jamarrion Brown added 13 points for Starkville. Golden State 28 14 .667 — BASKETBALL
Noxubee County at Kosciusko L.A. Clippers 24 18 .571 4
Bunting to Tucson (AHL).
n Victory Christian Academy boys’ basketball team wins: L.A. Lakers 23 20 .535 5½
NEW JERSEY DEVILS — Activated G Macken- NBA G League
Dallas Colom had 24 points Friday night to lead the Victory Christian Okolona at Aberdeen Sacramento 21 21 .500 7
zie Blackwood and F Marcus Johansson from WESTCHESTER KNICKS — Waived F Phil
injured reserve. Assigned G Cam Johnson to
Academy boys basketball team to a 76-59 victory against Tuscaloosa Heritage Academy at Starkville Academy Phoenix 10 33 .233 18½ Binghamton (AHL). FOOTBALL
COLLEGE National Football League
Christian Academy. Oak Hill Academy at Central Holmes Academy Friday’s Games MIAMI — Named Eric Hickson running backs ARIZONA CARDINALS — Named Vance
Atlanta 123, Philadelphia 121
Andrew Bishop had 20 points, and Solomon Hill had 14 points, 16 Columbus Christian at Starkville Christian Washington 113, Milwaukee 106
coach and Butch Barry offensive line coach. Joseph defensive coordinator and Bill Davis
linebackers coach.
rebounds, and four blocked shots for the Eagles (15-3). Indiana 121, New York 106 Friday’s Moves CHICAGO BEARS — Named Chuck Pagano
n Heritage Academy boys’ basketball team wins: At Colum- Saturday’s Games Toronto 122, Brooklyn 105 BASEBALL defensive coordinator.
Dallas 119, Minnesota 115
bus, Eli Acker had 16 points Friday night lead a balanced scoring attack Mooreville at Caledonia Houston 141, Cleveland 113
Detroit LHP Gregory Soto 20 games, pursuant
offensive coordinator.
Portland 127, Charlotte 96
in the Heritage Academy boys basketball team’s 62-47 victory against Columbus girls at Warren Central Utah 113, L.A. Lakers 95
to Article XII(B) of the Basic Agreement. GREEN BAY PACKERS — Retained defensive
American League coordinator Mike Pettine.
Hartfield Academy. Starkville High at Choctaw County Classic Golden State 146, Chicago 109 BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Designated C NEW YORK JETS — Named Adam Gase
Jared Long had 14 points, Cameron Bell had 12, and Mack Howard Saturday’s Games Andrew Susac for assignment. Claimed INF coach.
Okolona at Noxubee County Detroit 109, L.A. Clippers 104 Hanser Alberto off waivers from the N.Y. Yan- PITTSBURGH STEELERS — Named Teryl
had 10 for the Patriots. Miami 112, Memphis 108
The Heritage Academy girls won 50-42. Prep Soccer Orlando 105, Boston 103
Minnesota 110, New Orleans 106
kees. Agreed to terms with RHP Dylan Bundy,
RHP Mychal Givens, and INF Jonathan Villar
on one-year contracts.
Austin senior defensive assistant coach.
Armstrong special teams coordinator and Har-
n Starkville Academy basketball splits with Canton Acad- Monday’s Matches Oklahoma City 122, San Antonio 112 BOSTON RED SOX — Agreed to terms with old Goodwin assistant head coach/run game
emy: At Starkville, the Starkville Academy basketball teams split with Denver at Phoenix, late INF Brock Holt, LHP Eduardo Rodriguez, SS coordinator.
Pillow Academy at Starkville Academy, 5 p.m. Charlotte at Sacramento, late Xander Bogaerts, OFs Mookie Betts and Jackie HOCKEY
Canton Academy Friday night at home. Chicago at Utah, late Bradley Jr., Cs Sandy Leon and Blake Swihart National Hockey League
In the opener, the Lady Volunteers (15-7) won 33-30. Mary Peyton Washington School at Heritage Academy, 5 p.m. Today’s Games and RHPs Matt Barnes, Brandon Workman and NHL — F Rick Nash announced his retirement.
Philadelphia at New York, Noon
Passons led Starkville Academy with 11 points. Vardaman at MSMS, 5:30 p.m. Toronto at Washington, Noon
Steven Wright on one-year contracts.
CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Agreed to terms with
Graves and a 2019 sixth-round draft pick to
Canton Academy won the boys’ game. Milwaukee at Atlanta, 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday’s Matches Houston at Orlando, 5 p.m.
1B José Abreu, RHP Alex Colomé, LHP Carlos Philadelphia for C Jordan Weal.
Rodon and INF Yolmer Sanchez on one-year NASHVILLE PREDATORS — Reassigned G
n CCA wins in boys’ basketball: The Columbus Christian New Hope at Caledonia, 5 p.m. Golden State at Dallas, 6 p.m. contracts. Troy Grosenick to Milwaukee (AHL).
Rams remained unbeaten in district play Friday night, defeating Kemper Portland at Denver, 7 p.m. CLEVELAND INDIANS — Agreed to terms with NEW JERSEY DEVILS — Assigned D Egor
Academy 66-41. The Rams were led in scoring by Lawson Studdard Starkville High at Murrah, 5:30 p.m. Cleveland at L.A. Lakers, 8:30 p.m. SS Francisco Lindor on a one-year contract. Yakovlev to Binghamton (AHL).
with 22 points. He was followed by Jonathan Peal with 10 points and
Dakota Shaw with 9.
Thursday’s Match
MSMS at Choctaw Central, 5:30 p.m.
Football Claimed RHP A.J. Cole off waivers from the
N.Y. Yankees.
DETROIT TIGERS — Agreed to terms with
DeSmith to a three-year contract extension.
n Starkville High soccer team shocks Madison Central:
NFL Playoffs LHPs Matthew Boyd, Blaine Hardy, Daniel Nor- Rutta, along with a seventh-round draft pick in
Friday’s Matches Divisional Playoffs ris and OF Nicholas Castellanos on one-year
2019, from the Chicago Blackhawks for D Slater
At Starkville, the Starkville High School boys’ soccer team beat the Saturday, Jan. 12 Koekkoek and a fifth-round pick in 2019.
Kosciusko at Caledonia, 5 p.m. Kansas City 31, Indianapolis 13 HOUSTON ASTROS — Agreed to terms OF American Hockey League
nation’s top-ranked team, Madison Central, 1-0 at home Friday night. L.A. Rams 30, Dallas 22 Jake Marisnick, RHP Will Harris, RHP Lance GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS — Named Bran-
Maverick Brasher scored the lone goal for the Yellow Jackets. Louisville at New Hope, 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13 McCullers Jr., RHP Collin McHugh, RHP Ro- don Nelson director of game presentation and
Los Angeles Chargers at New England, 12:05 berto Osuna, RHP Brad Peacock and RHP Mitchell Hoffman corporate partnerships fulfill-
Madison Central took the girls’ match, 4-0. Columbus Christian at Pillow Academy, 5 p.m. p.m. (CBS) Ryan Pressly on one-year contracts. ment coordinator.
The Yellow Jackets are now 13-2 overall and 1-1 in region play, KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Assigned 3B Ches-
Heritage Academy at Starkville Academy, 5 p.m. Philadelphia at New Orleans, 3:40 p.m. (FOX)
Conference Championships lor Cuthbert outright to Omaha (PCL).
MANITOBA MOOSE — Assigned D Justin
Woods and Jacob Cederholm to Jacksonville
while the Lady Jackets fell to 10-4-1 and 0-2. Starkville High at Northwest Rankin, 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20 LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Agreed to terms (ECHL).
n Heritage Academy soccer records tie, loss in weekend NFC with RHP Cam Bedrosian, RHP Luis Garcia, UTICA COMETS — Returned D Craig
play: The Heritage Academy soccer team tied Washington School 0-0, Saturday’s Match L.A. Rams vs. New Orleans-Philadelphia win- LHP Andrew Heaney, 2B Tommy La Stella,
RHP Hansel Robles and LHP Tyler Skaggs on
Wyszomirski to Manchester (ECHL).
ner, 2:05 p.m. (FOX) ISOCCER
before dropping a 1-0 decision to Bayou Academy. Starkville High at New Hope, 11 a.m. AFC one-year contracts. National Women’s Soccer League
L.A. Chargers-New England winner at Kansas MINNESOTA TWINS — Agreed to terms with
Men’s College Basketball City, 5:40 p.m. (CBS) OF Byron Buxton, RHP Kyle Gibson, OF Max
Mississippi University for Women Today’s Game Hockey
Kepler, RHP Trevor May, RHP Jake Odorizzi,
LHP Taylor Rogers, OF Eddie Rosario and 3B
Miguel Sano on one-year contracts.
USTA — Announced the retirement of CEO and
executive director Gordon Smith, effective at
Women’s basketball defeats Wesleyan College Mississippi University for Women at Campbells- NEW YORK YANKEES — Agreed to terms with
NHL LHP Zach Britton on a three-year contract, with
the end of the year.
MACON, Ga. — The Mississippi University Women women’s bas- ville University Somerset, 2 p.m. EASTERN CONFERENCE SS Didi Gregorius, LHP James Paxton, C Aus-
ALABAMA — OT Jonah Williams, DL Quinnen
Atlantic Division tin Romine, OF Aaron Hicks and RHPs Dellin
ketball team had four players in double figures as The W beat Wesleyan Tuesday’s Games GP W L OT Pts GF GA Betances, Sonny Gray and Tommy Kahnle Williams, TB Josh Jacobs and TE Irv Smith Jr.
will enter the NFL draft.
College 96-31 on Saturday afternoon in Porter Gymnasium. Florida at Mississippi State, 6 p.m. Tampa Bay 44 34 8 2 70 183 125 on one-year contracts and with RHP Drew
ARMY — Promoted defensive assistant John
Toronto 43 28 13 2 58 156 119 Hutchinson and OF Matt Lipka on minor league
Senior Tenazhia Hinkson led the Owls with 19 points, her eighth Boston 44 25 15 4 54 128 114 contracts. Designated INF Hanser Alberto for Loose to defensive coordinator.
double-figure scoring effort in 15 games this season. Junior Qiayon LSU at Ole Miss, 8 p.m. Buffalo 44 23 15 6 52 128 125 assignment. ETSU — Signed football coach Randy Sanders
to a two-year contract extension.
Bailey put up 17 points while Starlandria Walton and Keyahana Jones Wednesday’s Game Montreal
45 23 17 5 51 135 139
43 17 18 8 42 137 155
OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Agreed to terms
with LHP Sean Manaea, INFs Jurickson Profar FLAGLER — Named Connor Gettemy director
of sports performance.
scored 15 and 12 points respectively. Jones tallied her fifth double-dou- Alabama at Missouri, 8 p.m. Ottawa 45 17 23 5 39 142 174 and Marcus Semien and OFs Mark Canha and
GEORGIA — Promoted co-offensive coordina-
Detroit 46 16 23 7 39 128 158 Khris Davis on one-year contracts.
ble of the season, leading her team with 11 rebounds. Thursday’s Games Metropolitan Division SEATTLE MARINERS — Agreed to terms with tor James Coley to offensive coordinator.
The W (11-4) dominated nearly every statistical category in the GP W L OT Pts GF GA LHP Roenis Elias on one-year contracts. GEORGIA TECH — Named Pat Boyle football
Southern Miss at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Washington 43 27 12 4 58 153 126 TAMPA BAY RAYS — Agreed to terms with 3B research and analytics coordinator, analysts
game. The Owls forced 43 turnovers and scored 40 points off those Pittsburgh 44 25 13 6 56 159 127 Matt Duffy, C Mike Zunino and RHP Chaz Roe Joe Battaglia (offense) and Ronell Williams (de-
miscues. The Owls turned the ball over just 16 times and Wesleyan only Selma University at Mississippi University for Columbus 43 25 15 3 53 139 133 on one-year contracts. fense), and brand manager Santino Stancato.
N.Y. Islanders 43 24 15 4 52 129 116 TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Traded C Russell MEMPHIS — Promoted senior defensive assis-
scored two points off The W turnovers. The Owls narrowly missed the Women, 7:30 p.m. Carolina 44 21 18 5 47 117 127 Martin and cash to the L.A. Dodgers for RHP tant Kevin Clune to linebackers coach.
rebounding battle 28-27 but outscored Wesleyan on second-chance MIAMI — Named Dan Enos offensive coordina-
Saturday’s Games N.Y. Rangers 44 18 19 7 43 121 150
New Jersey 44 17 20 7 41 128 148
Andrew Sopko and INF Ronny Brito. Agreed to
terms with RHP Joe Biagini, 3B Brandon Drury, tor/quarterbacks coach.
points 17-4, had a 68-16 advantage in the paint and held a 27-2 edge in Arkansas at Ole Miss, Noon Philadelphia 45 16 23 6 38 123 160 RHP Ken Giles, OF Randal Grichuk, OF Kevin MICHIGAN STATE — Promoted quarterbacks
bench scoring. WESTERN CONFERENCE Pillar, RHP Aaron Sanchez, RHP Marcus Stro- coach Brad Salem to offensive coordinator/run-
Alabama at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Central Division man and 2B Devon Travis. ning backs coach, assistant defensive backs
GP W L OT Pts GF GA National League coach Don Treadwell to wide receivers coach
Morris College at Mississippi University for
Mississippi State Women, 3 p.m.
44 28 14 2 58 152 125
46 27 15 4 58 142 116
45 23 18 4 50 120 119
terms with LHPs Andrew Chafin and Robbie
Ray, 3B Jake Lamb, OF Steven Souza Jr. and
and Mike Tressel to assistant head coach in ad-
dition to his duties as defensive coordinator and
linebackers coach. Reassigned co-offensive
Men’s tennis starts strong at Arizona State Southern Miss at Old Dominion, 3 p.m. Colorado
44 20 16 8 48 151 141
43 22 18 3 47 122 120
RHPs Taijuan Walker, Matt Andriese, SS Nick
Ahmed and RHP Archie Bradley on one-year
coordinator/running backs coach Dave War-
ner to quarterbacks coach, tight ends coach
TEMPE, Ariz. – Four singles wins highlighted a strong finish by Mississippi State at Vanderbilt, 7:30 p.m. St. Louis 42 18 20 4 40 118 133 contracts. Jim Bollman to offensive line coach and wide
members of the Mississippi State men’s tennis team on Saturday, Chicago 46 16 22 8 40 134 167 ATLANTA BRAVES — Agreed to terms with receivers coach Terrence Samuel to assistant
closing out competition at the Tempe Collegiate Cup. Women’s College Basketball
Pacific Division
INF Charlie Culberson, OF Adam Duvall, LHP
Sam Freeman and RHPs Mike Foltynewicz,
defensive backs coach. Named Mark Staten
tight ends coach/special teams coordinator.
Three of MSU’s singles wins came against opponents from Arizona Today’s Games Calgary 46 29 13 4 62 166 132 Kevin Gausman, Arodys Vizcaino and Dan OHIO STATE — Named Matt Barnes special
San Jose 46 26 13 7 59 163 140 Winkler on one-year contracts. Named Dana teams coordinator/assistant secondary coach.
State, while one came against a foe from TCU, Friday’s main opponent. Ole Miss at Kentucky, Noon Vegas 47 27 16 4 58 142 124 Brown vice president/scouting. SIENA — Named Andrew Sanders fitness pro-
In doubles, the Bulldogs split four matches. Anaheim 45 19 18 8 46 109 136 CHICAGO CUBS — Agreed to terms with SS gramming coordinator and assistant strength
Seventh-ranked Niclas Braun and Giovanni Oradini closed out Alabama at Texas A&M, 1 p.m. Edmonton 44 21 20 3 45 124 141 Addison Russell, 3B Kris Bryant, 2B Javier and conditioning coach.
Vancouver 46 20 21 5 45 131 147 Baez, OF Kyle Schwarber, LHP Mike Mont- TEMPLE — Named Rod Carey football coach.
their weekend by pulling out a tough 7-6(3) victory over Arizona State’s Monday’s Game Arizona 43 19 21 3 41 112 121 gomery and RHPs Kyle Hendricks and Carl UTAH — Named Andy Ludwig offensive coordi-
Los Angeles 45 17 25 3 37 100 134 Edwards Jr. on one-year contracts. nator/quarterbacks coach.
Makey Rakotomalala and Justin Roberts. Bulldogs Gregor Ramskogler Mississippi State at Auburn, 6 p.m.
and Stedman Strickland also notched another doubles triumph, defeat- Tuesday’s Game
ing TCU’s Bertus Kruger and Eduardo Roldan 6-3.
MSU’s 36th-ranked Nuno Borges and Strahinja Rakic dropped a
Huntingdon College at Mississippi University for
Women, 5:30 p.m.
on the air
hard-fought 7-5 decision to Sun Devils Dominik Kellovsky and Nathan
Ponwith. ASU’s Andrea Bolla and Tim Ruehl downed Florian Broska Thursday’s Games Today NBA
and Trevor Foshey 6-4. Selma at Mississippi University for Women, 5:30 BOWLING Noon — G Leake, Erie at Raptors 905,
On the singles side, the 11th-ranked Borges moved back into the p.m. NBA TV
win column with a 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 win against Kellovsky. Oradini also 10 a.m. — PBA: Oklahoma Open,
posted a victory, earning it in straight-set fashion against Roberts 6-1, South Carolina at Mississippi State, 6 p.m. Shawnee, Oklahoma, FS1 8:30 p.m. — Cleveland at LA Clippers,
7-6(5). Closing out MSU victories against ASU opponents was Rakic, Charlotte at Southern Miss, 6 p.m. BOXING NBA TV
who defeated Rakotomalala in comeback fashion 3-6, 6-1, 7-5. Tennessee at Alabama, 8 p.m. 5:30 p.m. — PBC: Prelims, Los Ange- NHL
Ponwith and Bolla were the two Sun Devils who posted wins over Saturday’s Games 5 p.m. — NY Rangers at Columbus,
Bulldogs, defeating No. 67 Braun and No. 78 Broska, respectively. les, California, FS1
Morris College at Mississippi University for COLLEGE BASKETBALL NHL Network
State’s 93rd-ranked senior Foshey posted a quick 7-5, 6-2 win
against TCU’s Sander Jong, while Ramskogler dropped a tough three- Women, 1 p.m. 11 a.m. — Butler at Xavier, CBS SOCCER
set decision to the Horned Frogs’ Bertus Kruger. Old Dominion at Southern Miss, 4 p.m. Sports Network 8:10 a.m. — Premier League: Everton
n Track and field fares well in Birmingham: At Birmingham, Sunday’s Games vs. Bournemouth, NBC Sports Network
Alabama, while Friday saw a strong day from Mississippi State’s 11 a.m. — Villanova at Creighton,
LSU at Alabama, 1 p.m. 10:25 a.m. — Premier League: Tot-
runners, field athletes garnered many of the highlights at Saturday’s WLOV
Vulcan Invitational to conclude the season-opening weekend for the Florida at Ole Miss, 3 p.m. tenham vs. Manchester United, NBC
2:30 p.m. — Massachusetts at Day-
track and field squad. College Rifle ton, FS1 Sports Network
State brought home the top two finishers in the men’s high jump, Saturday’s Meet TENNIS
while also earning top-three finishes in the men’s shot put and men’s 3 p.m. — East Carolina at Central
triple jump, as well as both 3000m races. Ole Miss at West Virginia Florida, ESPNU 6 p.m. — Australian Open: Day 1, first
“This weekend was a great learning experience for us,” interim Men’s College Tennis 4;30 p.m. — George Mason at Rhode round, ESPN2
head coach Chris Woods said. “We did some great things and we Wednesday’s Match Island, NBC Sports Network 10 p.m. — Australian Open: Day 1,
found out what areas we need to work on. I want us to take the lessons first round, ESPN2
learned this weekend and apply them this upcoming week in practice Ole Miss vs. Texas (Orlando, Florida), 11 a.m. 5 p.m. — Memphis at Tulane, ESPNU
Saturday’s Matches 6:30 p.m. — Northwestern at Michi- 2 a.m. (Monday) — Australian Open:
and in our next meets. If we do that, we’re set up for more success next
weekend.” Michigan at Alabama, 1 p.m. gan, Big Ten Network Day 1, first round, ESPN2
Reggie Miller set a career-best in the high jump, leaping 2.15m
(7-0.5) to win the event. DeVantre Young finished second, clearing
Chattanooga at Alabama, 6 p.m. 9 p.m. — UCLA at Oregon State, FS1 Monday
In her MSU debut, freshman Peyton Mickelson got her career off Monday’s Matches 11 a.m. — Cincinnati at Central 5:30 p.m. — Nebraska at Indiana, FS1
on a strong note, shattering State’s freshman record in the pole vault Ole Miss at NCTC Invitational (Palm Springs, Florids, ESPNU 6 p.m. — Holy Cross at Bucknell, CBS
with a vault of 3.50m (11-5.75). Noon — South Florida at Connecticut, Sports Network
“I’m particularly proud of how Reggie competed today,” Woods
said. “Not only did he set a personal-best and win his event, but he was Thursday’s Matches ESPN 6 p.m. — Syracuse at Duke, ESPN
just two bars away from qualifying for nationals. His performance today Ole Miss at Hawaii Spring Invitational Noon — Providence at Seton Hall, FS2 6 p.m. — South Florida at Pittsburgh,
helped put himself in a good position for the rest of the season. I’m Friday’s Matches Noon — Ole Miss at Kentucky, SEC ESPNU
also very proud of how Peyton came in today put her name in the MSU Ole Miss at Hawaii Spring Invitational Network 8 p.m. — Texas at Kansas, ESPN
record book early on in her career by breaking the freshman record in
her first college meet and setting herself up for future success.” Saturday’s Matches 1 p.m. — Duquesne at George Mason, 8 p.m. — Baylor at Oklahoma State,
For the second time in as many days, sophomore Alicia Viveros Ole Miss at Hawaii Spring Invitational CBS Sports Network ESPNU
earned a personal-best mark in the shot put, this time throwing 14.28m Mississippi State vs. Chattanooga (Birmingham), 1 p.m. — Alabama at Texas A&M, WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
(46-10.25) to earn a fifth-place finish. Viveros’ performance was her 10 a.m. ESPNU 6 p.m. — Michigan State at Ohio
third total personal record achieved this weekend, and also moved her
Mississippi State at Samford, 4 p.m. 2 pm. — Rutgers at Nebraska, Big Ten State, Big Ten Network
into third place all-time in program history in the indoor shot put. In the
same event, Chardae Tryon threw a personal-best 13.63m (44-8.75). Sunday’s Matches Network 6 p.m. — Iowa at Minnesota, ESPN2
In the men’s shot put, Jeremiah Pierce earned a second-place UAB at Alabama, 10 a.m. 2 p.m. — Tennessee at Georgia, ESPN 6 p.m. — Mississippi State at Auburn,
finish with a throw of 15.40m (50-6.25). Belmont at Alabama, 4 p.m. 2 p.m. — Missouri at Florida, SEC SEC Network
Gralyn Jones also set a personal best in a third-place finish in the
triple jump, posting a mark of 14.72m (48-3.5). College Track and Field Network NBA
To close out the day, Carly Terp and Chandler Underwood both Friday-Saturday’s Meets 3 p.m. — Fordham at St. Louis, CBS 6 p.m. — Memphis at Houston, Fox
earned third-place finishes in the 3000m. Underwood did so in 9:41.25, Alabama, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, South- Sports Network Sports Southeast
a personal best for the junior. ern Miss at Commodore Invitational (Nashville, 4 p.m. — Purdue at Northwestern, Big 7:30 p.m. — Charlotte at San Antonio,
n Edwards joins softball class: At Starkville, hailing as one of
Tennessee) Ten Network NBA TV
the top recruits in the 2019 recruiting class, outfielder Kiki Edwards
signed as the sixth member of the 2019 Mississippi State softball Mississippi State at Samford Mult (Birmingham, 4 p.m. — South Carolina at LSU, SEC NHL
signing class as announced by head coach Vann Stuedeman. Alabama) Network 6:30 p.m. — Montreal at Boston, NBC
Edwards, a native of Woodbridge, Virginia, was ranked nationally
by FloSoftball as the No. 88 recruit of the 2019 signing class and has Junior College Basketball COLLEGE WRESTLING Sports Network
Monday’s Games Noon — Iowa at Minnesota, Big Ten SOCCER
been a proven champion on every level of competition.
“Often times I heard the comment, “You’ll know when you know,” Women: Itawamba at Arkansas Midsouth, 5 p.m. Network 1:55 p.m. — Premier League: Man-
Edwards said. “Well, the moment I stepped foot on campus, I knew that Men: Itawamba at Arkansas Midsouth, 7 p.m. GOLF chester City vs. Wolverhampton, NBC
Mississippi State was where I wanted to continue my education and 1 p.m. — Tour: The Baha- Sports Network
Women: EMCC at Coahoma, 6 p.m.
softball career. The coaching staff, the environment and the tradition
Men: EMCC at Coahoma, 8 p.m. mas Great Exuma Classic, first round, TENNIS
immediately won my heart. My family is from Mississippi, so to return
home and be a Bulldog is the best feeling ever!” Thursday’s Games Bahamas, TGC 8 p.m. — Australian Open: Day 2, first
A four-year letterwinner at Osbourn Park High School, Edwards Women: Northwest at EMCC, 5:30 p.m. 5 p.m. — PGA Tour, Sentry Tourna- round, ESPN2
enters her senior season this spring serving as the team’s captain for Men: Northwest at EMCC, 7:30 p.m. ment of Champions, final round, Maui, 2 a.m. (Tuesday) — Australian Open:
the second straight season. Hawaii, WTVA Day 2, first round, ESPN2
Women: Mississippi Delta at Itawamba, 5:30 p.m.
—From Special and Staff Reports Men: Mississippi Delta at Itawamba, 7:30 p.m.
The Dispatch • Sunday, January 13, 2019 3B

SOCCER briefly
Adult soccer league looks for rebirth in Columbus Swimming and diving teams win on Senior Day
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Alabama swimming and diving teams
picked up a pair of wins on Senior Day in the Alabama Aquatic Center
Saturday, with the men downing Florida State, while the Crimson Tide
By Adam Minichino the Weyerhaeuser Field, an Under-12 In July, Velek, Randy Francisco, women beat Miami and lost a close one to FSU. field, at the Downtown Columbus Soc- Armando Leyva, Danielle Linton, and “I was really pleased with the spirit and the intensity of the racing
cer Complex. The goals will be U-12 Lee Milam took the initial steps to help today,” UA head coach Dennis Pursley said.
Soccer continues to experience a re- goals. grow soccer in Columbus by re-form- Prior to the meet, Alabama celebrated its 14-member senior class.
birth in the city of Columbus. Teams will be co-ed. Velek said ing the CSO. The goal was to develop a “Our seniors competed hard and put up some great performances
Tom Velek hopes 2019 brings a re- today,” Pursley said. “More than that though, they showed great leader-
there are no minimums or maximums plan and to formulate ideas to get more ship, which they’ve done all season.”
newed commitment and energy to con- for the number of men or women on players and people involved in soccer in The No. 11-ranked Alabama men, led by the senior duo of Laurent
tinue to help grow the sport in Colum- each team. the area. The group works closely with Bams and Robert Howard, beat the No. 21 Seminoles, 183-117. Bams
bus. To that end, Velek, the director won the 100 breaststroke and 100 freestyle, while Howard took the top
Velek said he did a lot of research Columbus United, the competitive arm
of the Columbus Soccer Organization spot in the 50 and 200 freestyles. The duo also swam legs on a pair of
on other adult leagues in the state of of CSO and the city of Columbus, the winning relays for good measure, giving them a clean sweep in their
(CSO), and the CSO are partnering
Mississippi. He said the new league city, and the county. This is the first final home meet.
with the city of Columbus and working
will feature teams of seven-vs.-seven time in the city a director and a board The Tide kicked the day off by getting a win from the 200 medley
with Lowndes County to bring back an relay of junior Zane Waddell, Bams, senior Knox Auerbach and Howard.
instead of the traditional 11-vs.-11 to of directors will run soccer.
adult soccer league. In addition to taking the top spot in both relays, and getting four
make it easier for teams to join the In the fall, nearly 700 players were individual victories from Howard and Bams, Waddell (100 backstroke),
Velek said the city of Columbus had
league and to reduce the physical de- involved in the city’s recreational soc- junior Daniel Kober (500 freestyle) and freshmen Nico Hernandez-Tome
an adult soccer league several years
ago that played at the Downtown Co- mands of playing on a larger field. cer league. Velek hopes to build on (1,650 freestyle) and Nicholas Perera (400 individual medley), also
picked up wins on the day.
lumbus Soccer Complex. He hopes the “We’re looking forward to it. We that momentum by bringing back the
Waddell, Bams, sophomore Sam DiSette and Howard closed the
new version of the league will be able hope to have four to five teams and adult soccer league and to bring back meet with a win in the 200 freestyle relay.
to learn the lessons of how the other have everybody play everybody and to TOPSoccer, a community-based train- On the women’s side of the slate, No. 25 Alabama defeated Miami,
league was run and to have a plan to end with a tournament,” Velek said. ing and team placement program for 225-7, and fell to No. 21 Florida State, 159-141.
Velek said individuals and teams young athletes with disabilities, orga- “I’m pleased with the job the women did,” Pursley said. “While we
build interest. took a hit in the win-loss column, they were a lot more competitive with
“I wanted to bring back adult soccer can register. He said that allows for nized by youth soccer association vol- Florida State, and the score was closer than it was on paper coming into
because I think it is important for a pro- churches or businesses or other orga- unteers. the weekend,” Pursley said.
gram to offer stuff not just to kids but nizations to sign up and get involved. CSO was incorporated as a non-prof- The women were led by freshman Kensey McMahon, who was
He said groups need to indicate when it organization in 2008. Velek, who dominant in the distance events, winning the 400 individual medley as
to adults,” Velek said. well as the 500 and 1,650 freestyles. Fellow rookie Rhyan White picked
Registration is open and runs they register that they would like to has served in a variety of capacities up a pair of wins on the day, touching the wall first in the 100 and 200
through Jan. 25. The league is open play together. with Columbus United and Colum- backstrokes.
to men and women ages 19 and older. “League rankings will be kept, but bus-Lowndes Recreation Authority, Also picking up wins for the Tide women were sophomore Flora
the focus is on fun,” Velek said. which is now Columbus Recreation Molnar (100 butterfly) and freshmen Morgan Liberto (200 butterfly) and
Most of the games will be in February Kalia Antoniou (50 freestyle).
and in March. Velek said the teams will Velek said the league will use a sin- Authority. He said in July he always “It’s been a month since we’ve competed and a lot has happened
play at least one weeknight and on Sun- gle center referee. With one referee, believed CSO had the potential to have in that time with final exams, the holidays and a pair of training camps,”
day afternoons. there won’t be any offsides. a board to help it move soccer forward Pursley said. “I think we’re on track to finish the way that you want to
“It means everyone will have a high on multiple fronts. He said a new year finish the season.”
The fee is $55, which includes refer- The Alabama men and women resume action on Feb. 8 at the
ee fees and free entry to the Friendly forward and a sweeper, but it allows us brings new energy and a renewed push Auburn Invitational.
City Shootout Tournament on March to keep the per-player fees low,” Velek to provide opportunities for everyone n Gymnastics places second in quad meet: At Tuscaloosa,
23-24 at the Downtown Columbus Soc- said. in Columbus who wants to play or to be Alabama, the Alabama gymnastics team posted a 196.175 in its second
cer Complex. The fee also includes Zachary’s Restaurant in Columbus involved with soccer. quad meet of the season in front of 10,361 fans in Coleman Coliseum
Friday night, finishing a tenth of a point behind Denver and a tenth and
field set-up and facility use fee paid to will partner with and be a sponsor of For more information, including a half ahead of Michigan. Bowling Green State rounded out the meet
Columbus Parks & Recreation. the adult soccer league. It will provide rules, go to https://columbusunited- with a 189.675.
Those interested in playing can reg- a 15-percent discount on food for all, or contact Velek at tvelek@ “I told the ladies when we pulled together at the end, ‘there is so
ister online at the Columbus United registered players. After their match- much to be proud of. You represented this University with such pride
and dignity,’” UA head coach Dana Duckworth said. “Our fans put out a
webpage (https://columbusunitedsoc- es, players should wear their jersey to Follow Dispatch sports editor Adam lot of energy. It was really fun to compete tonight with over 10,000 fans games will be played on the restaurant to get the discount. Minichino on Twitter @ctsportseditor cheering us on.”
Alabama closed the meet strong with 49.275 on the floor exercise,
paced by a 9.875 from senior Abby Armbrecht and a pair of 9.9s from
sophomore Lexi Graber and freshman Shallon Olsen.
0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Missis- Halftime—Southern Miss. 33-32. Siena 71, Marist 66 Akron 74, Bowling Green 71
sippi 27 (Stevens 8), Mississippi St. 35 (Ado 3-Point Goals—UAB 6-23 (Perry 3-6, Scott- SOUTH Buffalo 66, Miami (Ohio) 59
11). Assists—Mississippi 15 (Tyree 5), Mis- Grayson 1-3, Bell 1-6, Bryant 1-6, Gueye 0-1, Maryland 78, Indiana 75 Cent. Michigan 89, N. Illinois 66 “I really enjoyed performing in front of the whole crowd,” Olsen
Saturday’s Men’s sissippi St. 11 (Peters 4). Total Fouls—Mis- Sullivan 0-1), Southern Miss. 11-26 (Draine N. Kentucky 68, Wright St. 64 E. Michigan 64, W. Michigan 61 said. “We’ve been working so hard in the gym and to finally go and
sissippi 17, Mississippi St. 17. Technicals— 5-8, Edwards 2-4, Harper-Baker 1-2, Wat- Green Bay 60, Youngstown St. 42
College Scores Buffen, Hinson, Stevens, N.Weatherspoon. son 1-3, Holland 1-4, Griffin 1-5). Fouled Southeastern Kent St. 58, Toledo 47 show that to everyone was really a great feeling.”
EAST Memphis 71, Wichita St. 50 The Crimson Tide started the night with a 49.175 on the vault, led
Boston U. 75, Navy 69
A—10,021 (10,575). Out—None. Rebounds—UAB 34 (Sullivan
9), Southern Miss. 35 (Harper-Baker 10). As- Conference Men Milwaukee 59, Cleveland St. 53
Bucknell 55, American U. 54 sists—UAB 13 (Bryant 6), Southern Miss. 16
Conf. Pct. Overall Pct. Murray St. 64, SE Missouri 59 by 9.875s from Olsen and Graber. Freshman Emily Gaskins and senior
Buffalo 88, Miami (Ohio) 64 Tennessee 3-0 1.000 14-1 .933
CCSU 77, Mount St. Mary’s 68 No. 18 Kentucky 56, (Griffin 10). Total Fouls—UAB 19, Southern
Miss. 14. A—2,886 (8,095).
Ole Miss 3-0 1.000 13-2 .867
Ohio 90, Ball St. 75
S. Dakota St. 68, Oral Roberts 55
Ariana Guerra scored matching 9.85s on the uneven bar, pushing the
Colgate 91, Lehigh 78 Vanderbilt 47 LSU 2-0 1.000 12-3 .800 South Dakota 69, Purdue Fort Wayne 51 Tide to a 49.050 team score.
Columbia 102, Elmira 63 S. Carolina 2-0 1.000 7-7 .500
Dartmouth 81, Harvard 63
VANDERBILT (9-6): Ryan 1-7 0-0 3, Kentucky 2-1 .667 12-3 .800 Texas 64, Iowa St. 62 Armbrecht came up after a fall, and proceeded to lead the way on
DePaul 79, St. John’s 71
Nesmith 5-11 0-0 11, Shittu 4-10 0-1 8, Lee
2-6 4-6 9, Toye 3-7 1-3 9, Brown 0-0 0-0 0,
Miss. Valley State 72, Auburn 1-1 .500 12-3 .800 SOUTHWEST
Alabama St. 58, Ark.-Pine Bluff 56 the balance beam, where the Tide made the most improvement from a
Alabama 1-2 .333 10-5 .667
Duquesne 85, Saint Joseph’s 84
Georgetown 96, Providence 90, 2OT
Moyer 2-4 1-2 7, Wetzell 0-1 0-0 0, Evans 0-1 Alabama A&M 63 Arkansas 1-2 .333 10-5 .667 Appalachian St. 62, Texas State 49 week ago, tallying a 48.675.
0-0 0. Totals 17-47 6-12 47. ALABAMA A&M (2-15): Kennedy 6-15 Baylor 79, TCU 55
Georgia Tech 73, Syracuse 59 KENTUCKY (12-3): Johnson 6-8 2-2 15, 0-0 12, Scissum 2-5 0-0 4, Miller 1-6 0-0 2,
Florida 1-2 .333 9-6 .600
Houston 78, Temple 65 “I think I can speak for everyone when I say we’re really proud of
Holy Cross 77, Lafayette 70 Georgia 1-2 .333 9-6 .600
LIU Brooklyn 80, Robert Morris 73
Washington 1-4 1-4 3, Travis 2-6 1-2 5, Herro Johnson 2-7 2-4 7, Reeder 2-7 0-0 4, Houston Texas A&M 1-2 .333 7-7 .500 Lamar 57, Cent. Arkansas 37 this team,” Graber said. “We made so many improvements and we
1-3 2-2 4, Hagans 7-9 1-2 15, Richards 1-2 1-1 0-0 2, Seville 0-0 0-0 0, Wiley 2-11 2-2 6, Oklahoma St. 65, Texas Tech 57
Loyola (Md.) 66, Army 64 0-0 2, Montgomery 0-0 0-0 0, Quickley 4-9 Jones 0-2 2-2 2, Todd 7-9 3-4 21, Goulbourne
Missouri 0-1 .000 9-4 .692
Rice 76, UTEP 42 didn’t let a fall change our performance. We came back really strong
Maine 66, Albany (NY) 62 Miss. State 0-2 .000 12-3 .800
1-2 12, Baker 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 22-44 8-14 56. 1-1 0-0 3. Totals 24-64 9-12 63. Vanderbilt 0-3 .000 9-6 .600 Sam Houston St. 76, Incarnate Word 56 when facing adversity.”
Mass.-Lowell 74, UMBC 63 Halftime—Vanderbilt 30-28. 3-Point Stephen F. Austin 84, Northwestern St. 56
Monmouth (NJ) 65, Manhattan 49 Goals—Vanderbilt 7-25 (Moyer 2-4, Toye 2-6,
MVSU (3-13): Allen 0-0 0-0 0, Koracin
Saturday’s Games Texas Southern 52, Prairie View 44 Graber and Olsen shared top honors on the floor exercise, while
NC A&T 93, Delaware St. 70 2-2 1-2 5, Simmons 0-3 0-0 0, Barnes 0-2 0-0
Lee 1-2, Ryan 1-6, Nesmith 1-6, Shittu 0-1), 0, Jones-Rollins 6-10 0-0 16, Scott 3-11 0-3 Missouri at South Carolina, ppd/ Texas-Arlington 79, Coastal Carolina 53 Graber tallied a season-best 39.300 in the all-around.
NC Central 61, Md.-Eastern Shore 48 Auburn 93, Georgia 78 Tulane 61, SMU 43
Kentucky 4-16 (Quickley 3-7, Johnson 1-2, 8, Allison 1-1 0-0 2, Ejeh 4-7 0-1 8, Green 4-7 After opening the season with back-to-back quad meets at home,
Oklahoma St. 85, West Virginia 77 Kentucky 56, Vanderbilt 47 UTSA 57, North Texas 54
Washington 0-1, Hagans 0-1, Herro 0-2, Bak- 0-0 11, Eckwood 2-3 0-0 5, Evans 5-10 4-7 17.
Princeton 62, Penn 53
er 0-3). Fouled Out—Johnson. Rebounds— Totals 27-56 5-13 72. LSU 94, Arkansas 88, OT FAR WEST Alabama travels to Athens, Ga., to take on the Georgia Bulldogs next
Richmond 76, George Washington 56 Ole Miss 81, Mississippi State 77 BYU 74, Saint Mary’s (Cal) 73
Sacred Heart 98, Bryant 70 Vanderbilt 20 (Toye 6), Kentucky 35 (Travis Halftime—MVSU 42-26. 3-Point
Texas A&M 81, Alabama 80 Boise St. 99, San Jose St. 68 Friday in the Tide’s first dual meet of the season.
11). Assists—Vanderbilt 7 (Lee 3), Kentucky Goals—Alabama A&M 6-19 (Todd 4-6,
Saint Louis 71, La Salle 64
10 (Herro, Hagans 4). Total Fouls—Vanderbilt Goulbourne 1-1, Johnson 1-3, Miller 0-1, Tennessee 78, Florida 67 Cal Poly 75, UC Santa Barbara 67 n Men’s basketball falls on final play: At Tuscaloosa, Alabama,
St. Bonaventure 71, Fordham 64 Today’s Game California Baptist 89, Chicago St. 52
St. Francis Brooklyn 72, St. Francis (Pa.) 68 14, Kentucky 14. A—22,504 (23,500). Jones 0-2, Reeder 0-2, Wiley 0-4), MVSU
Missouri at South Carolina, Noon Fresno St. 79, Nevada 63 trailing for nearly the entire game, Texas A&M had a chance to defeat
13-26 (Jones-Rollins 4-6, Green 3-4, Evans
Stony Brook 62, New Hampshire 44 (SEC Network+) Gonzaga 97, Portland 71 Alabama on the road.
Temple 82, South Florida 80, OT
Vermont 81, Hartford 62
Texas A&M 81, 3-6, Scott 2-5, Eckwood 1-1, Simmons 0-2,
Barnes 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—
Monday’s Games Hawaii 65, UC Davis 60
With 3.4 seconds left, TJ Starks caught the inbound pass, which
No games scheduled Idaho St. 73, Sacramento St. 43
Wagner 66, Fairleigh Dickinson 60 Alabama 80 Alabama A&M 35 (Kennedy 11), MVSU 29
N. Colorado 73, Montana 62 was lobbed over his head because Alabama was pressing, sprinted
SOUTH TEXAS A&M (7-7): Mekowulu 2-3 0-0 4,
Starks 4-17 3-4 12, Chandler 2-7 0-0 4, Mitch-
(Scott 7). Assists—Alabama A&M 3 (Miller,
Todd, Johnson 1), MVSU 14 (Eckwood, Scott,
AP Men’s Top 25 Fared New Mexico 70, Colorado St. 58
right outside the 3-point arc, and with his momentum still going toward
Abilene Christian 75, SE Louisiana 72 Saturday’s Games New Mexico St. 61, CS Bakersfield 59
Auburn 93, Georgia 78 ell 6-13 4-5 18, Flagg 4-7 8-12 16, J.Walker Evans 3). Total Fouls—Alabama A&M 15, 1. Duke (14-1) beat No. 13 Florida State 80- Pacific 79, San Diego 47 the baseline, floated a shot that banked in for an 81-80 victory .
Austin Peay 72, UT Martin 70 0-3 6-8 6, Nebo 10-12 1-1 21, Collins 0-0 0-0 MVSU 15. A—1,997 (5,000). 78. Next: vs. Syracuse, Monday. Pepperdine 69, San Francisco 50
Belmont 109, E. Kentucky 93 0, Mahan 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 28-64 22-30 81. 2. Michigan (16-0) did not play. beat Illinois Portland St. 77, Weber St. 59 It was the Aggies’ first SEC and road win of the season.
Bethune-Cookman 71, Howard 63 ALABAMA (10-5): Hall 4-10 6-7 14, In- 79-69; Next: vs. Northwestern, Sunday. Rio Grande 66, Grand Canyon 50 “Hopefully, this (win) gives us some energy and confidence,” Texas
Charleston Southern 101, Longwood 91 gram 1-6 3-4 6, Jones 0-2 1-2 1, Lewis 5-9 Jackson State 59, 3. Tennessee (14-1) beat Florida 78-67. Next: S. Utah 82, N. Arizona 76 A&M coach Bill Kennedy said.
Charlotte 65, FAU 60 3-4 14, Mack 4-10 1-4 10, Reese 2-5 0-0 4,
Chattanooga 80, Samford 75 Giddens 0-0 0-2 0, A.Johnson 1-2 0-0 2, Pet- Alcorn State 52 vs. Arkansas, Tuesday.
4. Virginia (15-0) beat Clemson 63-43. Next:
San Diego St. 70, Air Force 61
Santa Clara 83, Loyola Marymount 75 The winning possession was set up by Alabama’s struggles from
Coll. of Charleston 71, Delaware 58 ty 7-12 2-3 22, Norris 2-6 2-3 7. Totals 26-62 ALCORN ST. (4-11): Andrews 4-11 2-2 vs. No. 9 Virginia Tech, Tuesday. UC Irvine 65, CS Northridge 61
Davidson 64, VCU 57 18-29 80. 12, Brewer 1-3 1-2 3, M.Howard 4-11 0-0 11, 5. Gonzaga (15-2) at San Francisco. Next: vs. Utah St. 50, Wyoming 42
the free-throw line. With the Crimson Tide leading by a point, Kira Lewis
Duke 80, Florida St. 78 Halftime—Alabama 43-32. 3-Point Allen 1-4 0-1 2, Crosby 2-4 1-2 6, Plain 0-0 Loyola Marymount, Thursday. Utah Valley 58, Seattle 55 Jr. went to the line and made only 1 of 2.
ETSU 72, Mercer 68, OT Goals—Texas A&M 3-19 (Mitchell 2-6, Starks 0-0 0, Givens 0-1 0-0 0, R.Johnson 5-9 1-2 6. Michigan State (14-2) did not play. Next: at
Florida A&M 69, Savannah St. 64 1-6, J.Walker 0-1, Mahan 0-1, Mekowulu 0-1, 12, Campbell 1-1 0-0 2, Scott 2-8 0-0 4. Totals Penn State, Sunday. Friday’s Women’s “Even if he would have made it, we would have tried to tie the game
20-52 5-9 52. up with a 3,” Starks said. “It did give us a little bit of life once he missed
Gardner-Webb 64, SC-Upstate 59
Georgia St. 74, Louisiana-Monroe 73
Flagg 0-2, Chandler 0-2), Alabama 10-27
(Petty 6-11, Lewis 1-3, Mack 1-4, Ingram JACKSON ST. (4-11): J.Johnson 0-0
7. Kansas (14-2) beat Baylor 73-68. Next: vs.
Texas, Monday.
College Scores
Grambling St. 69, Southern U. 63 1-4, Norris 1-4, A.Johnson 0-1). Fouled 0-0 0, McKinnis 3-4 2-2 8, Howell 3-8 4-4 10, 8. Texas Tech (15-1) beat Texas 68-62. Next: EAST the free throw.”
Hampton 83, UNC-Asheville 61 Out—Jones, Norris. Rebounds—Texas Ross 0-7 7-9 7, Wallis 5-11 2-6 12, L.Howard vs. No. 20 Iowa State, Wednesday. DePaul 69, Georgetown 64 Up to the final possession, Starks had struggled, shooting just 3
Hofstra 74, Elon 71 A&M 37 (Flagg, Nebo 7), Alabama 41 (Hall 4-6 0-2 8, Brown 0-2 0-0 0, Walker 3-10 3-3 9. Virginia Tech (14-1) did not play. Next: at Marquette 91, Villanova 55
Jackson St. 59, Alcorn St. 52 16). Assists—Texas A&M 8 (Starks, Flagg, 10, Bozeman 0-0 1-3 1, McIntosh 0-0 0-0 0, No. 4 Virginia, Tuesday. Providence 67, St. John’s 66 of 16 for nine points. The Aggies turned to the combination of Savion
Jacksonville St. 90, SIU-Edwardsville 54 Chandler 2), Alabama 13 (Ingram, Lewis 3). Everett 0-0 0-0 0, Love 0-0 0-0 0, Shelton 1-3 10. Nevada (16-1) beat Fresno State 74-64. Seton Hall 82, Creighton 75 Flagg and Josh Nebo to score on the inside with a combined 37 points.
James Madison 74, Towson 65 Total Fouls—Texas A&M 21, Alabama 25. 0-0 3. Totals 19-51 19-29 59. Next: at Boise State, Tuesday. Siena 62, Manhattan 56
Liberty 69, Jacksonville 53 A—12,288 (15,383). Halftime—Alcorn St. 33-20. 3-Point 11. Auburn (12-3) beat Georgia 93-78. Next: Towson 88, Northeastern 83 They both finished with seven rebounds, which led the team.
Lipscomb 95, Stetson 71 Goals—Alcorn St. 7-21 (M.Howard 3-7, An- at Texas A&M, Wednesday. SOUTH “They had a stretch there, where for whatever reason, we were just
Louisiana Tech 73, Middle Tennessee 56 drews 2-7, Crosby 1-1, R.Johnson 1-3, Allen 12. North Carolina (12-4) lost to Louisville 83- Elon 76, Coll. of Charleston 68
Louisiana-Lafayette 87, Georgia Southern 85 LSU 94, 0-3), Jackson St. 2-19 (Shelton 1-2, Walker 62. Next: vs. Notre Dame, Tuesday. James Madison 77, Hofstra 54
William & Mary 70, UNC-Wilmington 64
out of position on post defense, especially on Nebo,” Alabama coach
Louisville 83, North Carolina 62 Arkansas 88, OT 1-7, Brown 0-1, Howell 0-1, Wallis 0-1, L.How- 13. Florida State (13-3) lost to No. 1 Duke 80-
Avery Johnson said. “He got the ball where he wanted to.”
MVSU 72, Alabama A&M 63 ard 0-1, Ross 0-6). Fouled Out—None. Re- 78. Next: at Pittsburgh, Monday.
Marshall 70, W. Kentucky 69
LSU (12-3): Bigby-Williams 0-2 0-1 0,
bounds—Alcorn St. 29 (Andrews 7), Jackson 14. Mississippi State (12-3) lost to Missis- Bradley 75, Evansville 68 The Aggies outscored the Crimson Tide by 48-30 inside the
Reid 10-12 3-4 27, Waters 6-15 4-4 17, Taylor Butler 63, Xavier 41
Miami 76, Wake Forest 65
7-8 6-6 21, Mays 5-13 3-4 15, Days 0-4 0-0 St. 36 (McKinnis 11). Assists—Alcorn St. 11 sippi 81-77. Next: vs. Florida, Tuesday.
Drake 69, Loyola of Chicago 60
3-point line.
Mississippi 81, Mississippi St. 77 (M.Howard 4), Jackson St. 10 (Walker, Wallis 15. N.C. State (14-2) beat Pittsburgh 86-80.
NC State 86, Pittsburgh 80 0, Williams 3-3 0-1 6, Smart 2-7 2-2 8. Totals
3). Total Fouls—Alcorn St. 22, Jackson St. 12. Next: at Wake Forest, Tuesday. IUPUI 82, Detroit 47 Of the 40 minutes of the game, Alabama led for 36 minutes.
33-64 18-22 94. Ill.-Chicago 69, Oakland 65
New Orleans 79, McNeese St. 66
ARKANSAS (10-5): Bailey 3-7 2-2 8, A—1,902 (8,000). 16. Ohio State (12-4) lost to Iowa 72-62. Next:
Indiana St. 59, Illinois St. 44
John Petty had his best game of the season for the Crimson Tide,
Nicholls 77, Houston Baptist 76 vs. Maryland, Friday.
Norfolk St. 80, Coppin St. 66 Gafford 14-19 4-9 32, Jones 6-10 8-9 22, Joe 17. Houston (16-1) beat Wichita State 79-70. N. Dakota St. 68, W. Illinois 60 scoring 22 points off six 3-pointers. Donta Hall recorded his seventh
2-5 1-2 5, Harris 2-7 2-4 7, Chaney 6-8 0-1 12, N. Iowa 71, Valparaiso 52 double-double of the season, finishing with 14 points and a season-high
North Alabama 61, NJIT 55
North Florida 87, Florida Gulf Coast 66 Osabuohien 0-2 0-0 0, Embery 1-4 0-0 2, Sills No. 7 Kansas 73, Next: at SMU, Wednesday.
18. Kentucky (12-3) beat Vanderbilt 56-47. FAR WEST
Northeastern 90, William & Mary 70 0-4 0-1 0. Totals 34-66 17-28 88. Baylor 68 Next: at Georgia, Tuesday. Arizona 60, California 55 16 rebounds.
Old Dominion 75, FIU 74 Halftime—LSU 50-42. End Of Regu- KANSAS (14-2): D.Lawson 7-12 3-6 17, 19. Buffalo (15-1) beat Miami (Ohio) 88-64. Stanford 72, Arizona St. 65 Alabama has struggled holding onto a lead, and Saturday wasn’t
Radford 79, Presbyterian 77 lation—Tied 81. 3-Point Goals—LSU 10-25
SC State 72, Morgan St. 68 (Reid 4-4, Smart 2-4, Mays 2-6, Taylor 1-2,
Grimes 2-7 2-2 7, Dotson 3-4 7-10 14, Vick
6-10 0-1 18, Garrett 1-2 2-4 4, McCormack
Next: at Western Michigan, Tuesday.
20. Iowa State (12-4) lost to Kansas State 58- SEC Women any different. It built an 11-point lead by the end of the first half, and
Southern Miss. 73, UAB 68 Waters 1-6, Days 0-3), Arkansas 3-16 (Jones 0-0 0-0 0, Lightfoot 0-0 0-0 0, Agbaji 4-5 1-2 57. Next: at No. 8 Texas Tech, Wednesday. Conf. Pct. Overall Pct. early in the second half, led by 12. Halfway through the second half, its
Tennessee 78, Florida 67 2-5, Harris 1-4, Joe 0-1, Osabuohien 0-1, 10, Moore 0-2 0-0 0, K.Lawson 1-2 1-2 3. To- 21. Marquette (14-3) beat Seton Hall 70-66. Miss. State 3-0 1.000 15-1 .938
Texas A&M 81, Alabama 80 Sills 0-2, Embery 0-3). Fouled Out—Chaney, tals 24-44 16-27 73. Next: at Georgetown, Tuesday. Missouri 3-0 1.000 14-3 .824 lead was down to three, and it gave up its first lead of the game at the
Texas State 70, Appalachian St. 69 Smart, Bigby-Williams. Rebounds—LSU 22. Indiana (12-4) did not play. Next: vs. Ne- S. Carolina 3-0 1.000 11-4 .733 7:34 mark.
BAYLOR (9-6): Butler 4-9 2-2 14, Mc- Kentucky 2-1 .667 15-2 .882
Texas-Arlington 61, Coastal Carolina 58 34 (Williams 10), Arkansas 28 (Gafford 7). braska, Monday.
UNC-Greensboro 89, Furman 79 Assists—LSU 15 (Waters 11), Arkansas 21
Clure 1-8 2-2 4, Mason 3-12 3-4 11, Kegler
23. Oklahoma (13-3) beat No. 25 TCU 76-74. Auburn 2-1 .667 14-2 .875 “I just feel like they went on a run down the stretch,” Alabama
2-8 0-1 5, Vital 5-13 0-4 10, Thamba 3-5 0-0 LSU 2-1 .667 11-4 .733
UNC-Wilmington 97, Drexel 83 (Harris 6). Total Fouls—LSU 28, Arkansas 24.
6, Gillespie 1-4 0-0 2, Teague 0-0 0-0 0, Ban- Next: vs. Kansas State, Wednesday.
Georgia 2-1 .667 11-5 .688
forward Tevin Mack said. “Time ended up being on their side. We didn’t
Virginia 63, Clemson 43 Technicals—Reid. 24. St. John’s (14-3) lost to DePaul 79-71.
W. Carolina 94, The Citadel 82
doo 3-6 1-1 9, Mayer 3-10 1-1 7. Totals 25-75
Next: vs. Creighton, Wednesday. Tennessee 1-2 .333 12-3 .800 have enough time down the stretch for us to make our run.”
9-15 68. Texas A&M 1-2 .333 12-4 .750
Winthrop 80, High Point 63 Halftime—Kansas 35-25. 3-Point 25. TCU (12-3) lost to No. 23 Oklahoma 76-74.
No. 3 Tennessee 78, Arkansas 1-2 .333 12-5 .706
Wofford 90, VMI 76
Bowling Green 97, Cent. Michigan 87, OT Florida 67
Goals—Kansas 9-16 (Vick 6-8, Dotson 1-1,
Agbaji 1-2, Grimes 1-4, Moore 0-1), Baylor
9-31 (Butler 4-8, Bandoo 2-4, Mason 2-8,
Next: vs. West Virginia, Tuesday.
Saturday’s Women’s
Ole Miss
1-2 .333 9-7
0-3 .000 6-11
0-3 .000 5-11
Ole Miss
California Baptist 77, Chicago St. 75
Detroit 93, Milwaukee 84
TENNESSEE (14-1): Williams 8-11 3-4
20, Schofield 6-11 0-0 14, Alexander 1-2 0-0 Kegler 1-4, Vital 0-2, Mayer 0-2, McClure College Scores Florida 0-3 .000 4-12 .250 Women’s tennis kicks off year on high note
2, Pons 1-3 0-0 3, Bone 3-8 0-0 8, Fulkerson 0-3). Fouled Out—Dotson. Rebounds—Kan- EAST
E. Michigan 95, Kent St. 61
1-1 0-0 2, Walker 0-0 0-0 0, Turner 4-8 2-3 12, sas 26 (Grimes 6), Baylor 44 (McClure 10). American U. 61, Army 51 Saturday’s Games PALM SPRINGS, Calif. – Ole Miss Women’s Tennis opened its
Ill.-Chicago 73, Cleveland St. 56
Indiana St. 72, Evansville 66, OT Bowden 5-11 6-7 17. Totals 29-55 11-14 78. Assists—Kansas 13 (Dotson 5), Baylor 14 Boston U. 58, Lehigh 45 No games scheduled 2019 schedule Friday, pulling off a solid day of performances at the
FLORIDA (9-6): Hayes 2-3 4-7 8, Allen (Butler 4). Total Fouls—Kansas 19, Baylor 23. Bryant 73, Mount St. Mary’s 68 Today’s Games
Iowa 72, Ohio St. 62 A—9,091 (10,284). Bucknell 56, Lafayette 47 Ole Miss at Kentucky, Noon (SEC Network) National Collegiate Tennis Classic, held at the La Quinta Resort and
Kansas St. 58, Iowa St. 57 6-9 1-1 18, Hudson 1-7 0-0 2, Locke 4-10 4-4
Loyola of Chicago 67, Illinois St. 64 16, Nembhard 1-10 0-0 2, K.Johnson 2-4 0-0 Canisius 75, St. Peter’s 62 Alabama at Texas A&M, 1 p.m. (ESPNU) Country Club.
Davidson 77, Rhode Island 67 Tennessee at Georgia, 2 p.m. (ESPN)
Marquette 70, Seton Hall 66 5, Bassett 1-3 4-4 7, Stone 0-4 4-5 4, Ballard
No. 1 Duke 80. Fairleigh Dickinson 74, CCSU 67 Missouri at Florida, 2 p.m. (SEC Network) The field of competitors included defending national champions in
Minnesota 88, Rutgers 70 2-4 0-0 5, Okauru 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 19-54 17-
George Washington 46, Dayton 45 Vanderbilt at Arkansas, 2 p.m. No. 1 Stanford and No. 8 UCLA, as well as west coast foes in Arizona
Murray St. 85, SE Missouri 67
N. Illinois 73, Akron 56
21 67.
Halftime—Florida 38-35. 3-Point No. 13 Florida State 78 Hartford 61, Vermont 32 South Carolina at LSU, 4 p.m. (SEC Network)
and San Diego.
Goals—Tennessee 9-23 (Schofield 2-5, Bone DUKE (14-1): Reddish 9-15 0-4 23, De- Holy Cross 78, Loyola (Md.) 60 Monday’s Game
North Dakota 71, W. Illinois 65
Notre Dame 69, Boston College 66 2-5, Turner 2-6, Williams 1-1, Bowden 1-3, Laurier 0-0 0-0 0, Barrett 10-19 8-9 32, Wil- Maine 76, Albany (NY) 65 Mississippi State at Auburn, 6 p.m. Junior Alexa Bortles was flawless in individual action, gliding
liamson 5-10 0-0 11, Jones 4-13 0-1 8, White Marist 56, Fairfield 46 (SEC Network)
Oakland 90, Green Bay 78 Pons 1-3), Florida 12-32 (Allen 5-6, Locke
1-5 0-0 3, Bolden 1-3 1-1 3, O’Connell 0-0 0-0 Mass.-Lowell 67, UMBC 55 through the first round over San Diego’s Gemma Garcia 6-2, 7-5 and
Ohio 70, Ball St. 52
S. Dakota St. 84, Oral Roberts 65
4-9, K.Johnson 1-2, Ballard 1-3, Bassett
1-3, Stone 0-2, Nembhard 0-3, Hudson 0-4). 0. Totals 30-65 9-15 80. Md.-Eastern Shore 59, NC Central 49 AP Women’s Top 25 Fared then continued to roll, defeating a familiar foe in UCLA’s Alaina Miller
FLORIDA ST. (13-3): Cofer 8-13 0-0 21, NC A&T 67, Delaware St. 47 Saturday’s Games
Toledo 85, W. Michigan 77 Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Tennessee
Koumadje 3-3 1-2 7, Mann 4-10 1-1 9, Walker Navy 62, Colgate 49 1. Notre Dame (15-1) did not play. Next: vs. in identical 6-3, 6-3 decisions. Miller and Bortles faced each other last
Valparaiso 65, S. Illinois 61 32 (Williams 9), Florida 23 (Hayes 7). As-
Youngstown St. 82, IUPUI 76 sists—Tennessee 15 (Bone 5), Florida 11 0-6 2-2 2, Forrest 1-3 3-4 5, Kabengele 7-13 Niagara 58, Iona 46 Wake Forest, Sunday. May in the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Championships, with the Bruin
8-9 24, Gray 0-1 0-0 0, Polite 0-1 0-0 0, Nich- Penn St. 62, Illinois 48 2. Louisville (14-1) did not play. Next: vs.
SOUTHWEST (Nembhard 5). Total Fouls—Tennessee 19,
ols 0-5 0-0 0, Savoy 2-6 5-6 10, Vassell 0-1 Quinnipiac 67, Monmouth (NJ) 38 Georgia Tech, Sunday. emerging as the victor.
Cent. Arkansas 75, Lamar 68 Florida 16.
Kansas 73, Baylor 68 0-0 0. Totals 25-62 20-24 78. Robert Morris 75, St. Francis Brooklyn 56 3. UConn (13-1) did not play. Next: vs. South Senior Allie Sanford also won her first round of singles, grueling
Halftime—Florida St. 39-38. 3-Point Sacred Heart 80, Wagner 68 Florida, Sunday.
LSU 94, Arkansas 88, OT
Goals—Duke 11-24 (Reddish 5-8, Barrett St. Francis (Pa.) 80, LIU Brooklyn 66 4. Baylor (13-1) beat TCU. 79-55 Next: at Kan- through a three-hour affair with USD’s Maria-Paula Torres before
Northwestern St. 61, Stephen F. Austin 59
Oklahoma 76, TCU 74
No. 11 Auburn 93, 4-7, Williamson 1-3, White 1-4, Jones 0-2), Stony Brook 82, New Hampshire 63 sas, Wednesday. emerging victorious. After dropping the opener 6-7, she fired back to
Prairie View 79, Texas Southern 73 Georgia 78 Florida St. 8-25 (Cofer 5-8, Kabengele 2-3,
Savoy 1-5, Polite 0-1, Vassell 0-1, Mann 0-2,
Alabama A&M 80, MVSU 60
5. Oregon (14-1) did not play. Next: at UCLA,
Sunday. take sets two and three at 6-4, 7-6. The momentum was short lived,
SMU 77, Tulsa 57 GEORGIA (9-6): Claxton 6-12 3-7 15,
Sam Houston St. 66, Incarnate Word 52 Hammonds 2-6 4-5 9, Ogbeide 2-4 0-0 4, Nichols 0-2, Walker 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Belmont 69, E. Kentucky 43 6. Stanford (13-1) did not play. Next: at Ari- however, as the veteran dropped her second round contest to Arizona’s
Rebounds—Duke 27 (Williamson 8), Florida Charleston Southern 81, Longwood 74 zona, Sunday.
Texas Tech 68, Texas 62 Jackson 5-10 2-2 16, Hightower 4-8 2-2 12, Charlotte 68, FAU 47 7. Mississippi State (15-1) did not play. Emma Wilson, ranked 86th in the latest ITA Rankings (November 2018).
Troy 90, Arkansas St. 85, OT Wilridge 0-2 0-0 0, Ngumezi 0-1 0-0 0, Sargi- St. 36 (Kabengele 10). Assists—Duke 14
UALR 91, South Alabama 62 unas 1-1 0-0 3, Harris 1-4 2-2 5, Crump 5-10 (Jones 6), Florida St. 16 (Forrest 6). Total Chattanooga 76, ETSU 67 Next: at Auburn, Monday. The pair teamed up for doubles play, but couldn’t perfect the 3-for-3
Florida Gulf Coast 105, North Florida 66 8. N.C. State (16-0) did not play. Next: at Vir-
UTSA 76, North Texas 74 2-2 14, Fagan 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 26-58 15-20 Fouls—Duke 15, Florida St. 14. A—11,675
Furman 65, W. Carolina 55 ginia, Sunday against the Toreros, falling 6-3 to Tyrina/Chow.
FAR WEST 78. (12,100).
Air Force 62, San Diego St. 48 AUBURN (12-3): Okeke 1-5 2-2 4, Wiley
Georgia St. 56, Louisiana-Monroe 41 9. Maryland (15-1) beat Michigan 83-69. Next: Partners and classmates Anna Vrbenska and Tereza Janatova
High Point 78, Gardner-Webb 61 at No. 23 Michigan State, Thursday.
Boise St. 87, San Jose St. 64 3-6 3-5 9, Doughty 4-9 0-0 11, Harper 6-15 10. Oregon State (13-2) did not play. Next: at received a first round bye in doubles, but each fell in second-round
Colorado St. 91, New Mexico 76 6-6 22, Brown 6-11 0-0 15, McLemore 7-10 Iowa 72, Howard 61, Bethune-Cookman 40
Jackson St. 88, Alcorn St. 66 Southern Cal, Sunday. singles action. The juniors each boast a singles rating from the latest
Long Beach St. 82, UC Davis 77
Montana 88, N. Colorado 64
1-2 15, Spencer 2-4 0-0 4, McCormick 1-1 0-0
2, Dunbar 4-7 1-2 11. Totals 34-68 13-17 93. No. 16 Ohio State 62 Jacksonville 64, Liberty 52
Louisiana-Lafayette 59, Georgia Southern 48
11. Texas (14-2) beat No. 20 Iowa State 64-
62. Next: at Kansas State, Wednesday. ITA Rankings, with Vrbenska tied at 114 and Janatova at 112.
New Mexico St. 73, CS Bakersfield 62 Halftime—Auburn 48-38. 3-Point OHIO ST. (12-4): A.Wesson 4-7 3-4 13,
Pepperdine 76, San Diego 71 Young 3-5 0-0 6, K.Wesson 1-5 0-0 2, Woods Maryland 83, Michigan 69 12. Syracuse (13-2) did not play. Next: vs. n Records set in indoors opener: At Birmingham, Alabama,
Goals—Georgia 11-29 (Jackson 4-8, High- Mercer 76, Samford 68 North Carolina, Sunday.
S. Utah 84, N. Arizona 82 tower 2-5, Crump 2-5, Sargiunas 1-1, Ham- 1-5 0-0 2, Muhammad 2-9 2-2 7, Ahrens 2-3
Middle Tennessee 75, Louisiana Tech 38 13. Tennessee (12-3) did not play. Next: at Ole Miss men’s and women’s track & field got off to a solid start to the
Stanford 85, Arizona St. 71 0-0 6, LeDee 2-8 2-3 6, Washington 1-4 0-0
Utah St. 71, Wyoming 55
monds 1-2, Harris 1-3, Ngumezi 0-1, Wilridge
2, Jallow 3-6 0-0 8, Jackson 3-7 1-2 10. Totals Morehead St. 85, Tennessee St. 62 Georgia, Sunday. 2019 indoor season at UAB’s Blazer Invite on Friday, highlighted by an
0-2, Claxton 0-2), Auburn 12-25 (Harper 4-9, Morgan St. 62, SC State 51 14. Gonzaga (16-1) beat Portland 97-72. Next:
Doughty 3-4, Brown 3-4, Dunbar 2-4, Mc- 22-59 8-11 62.
New Orleans 88, McNeese St. 76 at BYU, Thursday. individual title from sophomore Peyton Weissmann in the pole vault and
IOWA (14-3): Cook 5-10 5-9 15, Garza
Lemore 0-2, Okeke 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Nicholls 77, Houston Baptist 54 15. Marquette (13-3) did not play. Next: at a slew of other impressive performances from both Rebel newcomers
Ole Miss 81, Rebounds—Georgia 27 (Hammonds 10),
Auburn 31 (McLemore 9). Assists—Georgia
6-7 3-4 16, Wieskamp 3-7 4-4 10, Moss 3-7
2-2 9, Bohannon 1-7 3-4 6, N.Baer 2-8 0-0 Norfolk St. 68, Coppin St. 63 Georgetown, Sunday.
and returnees alike.
16. Kentucky (15-2) did not play. Next: vs.
No. 14 Miss. State 77 17 (Jackson 5), Auburn 16 (Harper 7). Total 4, Kriener 5-7 0-0 11, Dailey 0-1 0-0 0, Mc-
Caffery 0-1 1-2 1. Totals 25-55 18-25 72.
North Alabama 72, NJIT 60
Old Dominion 95, FIU 68 Mississippi, Sunday. Weissmann – a native of Grapevine, Texas – had a day to remem-
MISSISSIPPI (13-2): Olejniczak 3-4 Fouls—Georgia 18, Auburn 20. Presbyterian 70, SC-Upstate 54 17. Iowa (11-4) did not play. Next: at No. 18
0-0 6, T.Davis 5-10 0-0 12, Tyree 5-12 8-9 19, Halftime—Ohio St. 26-24. 3-Point
Radford 70, Winthrop 49 Minnesota, Monday.
ber, winning the pole vault at a new indoor best of 5.20m (17-00.75).
Shuler 3-7 2-3 10, Hinson 8-16 5-8 26, Naylor Goals—Ohio St. 10-25 (Jackson 3-4, Jallow 18. Minnesota (12-3) did not play. Next: vs. Weissmann memorably cleared the same height at the SEC Outdoor
SE Louisiana 74, Abilene Christian 71
2-3, A.Wesson 2-3, Ahrens 2-3, Muhammad
0-0 0-0 0, Buffen 0-0 0-0 0, Stevens 2-6 0-0
6, D.Davis 1-3 0-0 2, Rodriguez 0-0 0-0 0.
Southern Mississippi 73, 1-5, Young 0-1, LeDee 0-1, Woods 0-1, Wash-
SIU-Edwardsville 51, Jacksonville St. 47 No. 17 Iowa, Monday.
19. Arizona State (11-4) did not play. Next: vs.
Championships as a freshman in 2018, but entering Friday his indoor
Southern U. 86, Grambling St. 81
Totals 27-58 15-20 81. UAB 68 ington 0-2, K.Wesson 0-2), Iowa 4-16 (Kriener
1-1, Garza 1-2, Bohannon 1-3, Moss 1-4,
Stetson 80, Lipscomb 65 No. 24 California, Sunday. best was just 4.83m (15-10.00).
MISSISSIPPI ST. (12-3): Holman 2-5 UAB (10-7): Gueye 5-9 2-2 12, Sullivan Tennessee Tech 99, E. Illinois 88 20. Iowa State (13-3) lost to No. 11 Texas 64-
2-3 8, Ado 3-6 0-0 6, Peters 6-15 1-1 16, 7-10 0-0 14, Bell 2-10 3-6 8, Bryant 4-13 0-0 Wieskamp 0-2, N.Baer 0-4). Fouled Out— Troy 87, Arkansas St. 79 62. Next: at West Virginia, Wednesday.
His vault today pushes him from eighth to third on the all-time Ole
Q.Weatherspoon 6-12 6-8 18, N.Weather- 9, Perry 4-12 1-2 12, Pearson 0-1 0-0 0, Butler Jackson. Rebounds—Ohio St. 36 (K.Wesson Tulsa 75, East Carolina 55 21. South Carolina (11-4) did not play. Next: Miss indoor list, and he is now one of just four Rebels to ever clear 17
spoon 5-10 0-0 11, Perry 3-7 1-2 7, Carter 2-6 3-3 0-0 6, Lovan 2-4 0-1 4, Scott-Grayson 1-5 6), Iowa 34 (Cook 8). Assists—Ohio St. 14 UAB 71, Southern Miss. 60 at LSU, Sunday.
0-0 4, Woodard 3-3 1-2 7. Totals 30-64 11-16 0-0 3. Totals 28-67 6-11 68. (A.Wesson 4), Iowa 15 (Bohannon 8). Total UALR 65, South Alabama 42 22. Florida State (14-1) did not play. Next: vs.
feet both indoors and outdoors, joining Kyle Wallace, Baker Vinci and
77. SOUTHERN MISS. (10-7): Rowe 2-4 Fouls—Ohio St. 23, Iowa 15. UNC-Asheville 60, Campbell 52 Clemson, Sunday. Olympic bronze medalist, Sam Kendricks. Weissmann also stands at
Halftime—Mississippi St. 41-39.
3-Point Goals—Mississippi 12-31 (Hinson
0-0 4, Harper-Baker 4-8 8-12 17, Holland 1-5
0-0 3, Edwards 5-8 6-6 18, Griffin 2-11 0-0
Friday’s Men’s UT Martin 74, Austin Peay 65
VCU 68, Richmond 43
23. Michigan State (12-3) did not play. Next: at
Ohio State, Monday.
No. 5 on the NCAA Indoor qualifying list as of Friday.
5-11, Shuler 2-4, Stevens 2-4, T.Davis 2-5, 5, Jacdonmi 0-0 0-0 0, Stevenson 0-1 0-0 0, College Scores W. Kentucky 85, Marshall 55 24. California (10-4) did not play. Next: at No.
Tyree 1-6, D.Davis 0-1), Mississippi St. 6-21 Daniel 0-1 0-0 0, Watson 3-6 0-0 7, Hampton EAST Wofford 93, UNC-Greensboro 66 19 Arizona State, Sunday. —From Special and Wire Reports
(Peters 3-9, Holman 2-4, N.Weatherspoon 0-1 0-0 0, Draine 6-9 2-3 19. Totals 23-54 16- Niagara 95, Iona 90 Wright St. 61, N. Kentucky 55 25. Indiana (14-2) did not play. Next: at Wis-
1-2, Carter 0-2, Q.Weatherspoon 0-2, Perry 21 73. Rider 82, Canisius 73 MIDWEST consin, Sunday.
4b Sunday, January 13, 2019 The Dispatch •

briefly NFL
Pro Football
Kitchens earns Browns’ job after role as coordinator
CLEVELAND — Freddie Kitchens had something on his coaching
resume no other candidate could match. He made Baker Mayfield a
Well-rested Saints ready for surprising Eagles
better quarterback. By BRET T MARTEL wild-card round with a 16-15 victory in vin Kamara, who had 1,592 yards and
Kitchens, who helped Mayfield turn his rookie season into a re- The Associated Press which quarterback Nick Foles — who’s 18 TDs from scrimmage, were both
cord-breaking one during an impressive eight-game stint as the Browns
offensive coordinator, was named Cleveland’s 17th full-time coach won four straight starts since taking healthy scratches in Week 17.
on Saturday, capping a remarkable personal rise up the coaching ranks.
NEW ORLEANS — Saints coach over for injured starter Carson Wentz Meanwhile, two starting offensive
His next goal: Take the Browns where they’ve never been — the Sean Payton dismisses the premise — engineered a late scoring drive linemen who’ve been nursing injuries
Super Bowl. that the Eagles could derive extra mo- capped by a fourth-down touchdown — left tackle Terron Armstead (chest)
“It’s an honor to be named the head coach of the Cleveland tivation from the widespread percep- pass. And that only stood up after Chi- and right guard Larry Warford (knee)
Browns,” Kitchens said in a release. “As I’ve said before, I think Cleve- tion that New Orleans ran up the score
land and I get along pretty well. My family and I have really enjoyed our cago kicker Cody Parkey’s “double-do- — both sat out the regular-season fina-
time with this organization and in this community over the last year. on them when they met in November. ink” miss on a field-goal attempt that le.
“There are a lot of great people in this front office that I’m excited “My question would be: We’re all hit both the upright and crossbar in the “Our O-line being healthy, back to
to continue to work alongside with a singular focus on winning. I’ve playing hard in these divisional playoff final seconds. pretty much 100 percent, guys are just
been to one Super Bowl that didn’t end the way I wanted it to and that games, right?” Payton began, referring
disappointing memory is what really drives me. Our goal is to work Philadelphia likely will need more excited, rejuvenated and ready to play,”
extremely hard to earn the right to raise that Lombardi Trophy for our
to Sunday’s rematch in the divisional offense in the Superdome, where the Kamara said.
fans and this city.” round of the NFC playoffs. “Are you Saints averaged 37 points in Drew Armstead has yet to confirm he’ll be
The affable 44-year-old Kitchens is the ninth coach since the going to play harder” because of a per- Brees’ seven home starts before the re- ready, but he practiced this week and
Browns’ 1999 expansion rebirth and fourth hired since 2012 by owners. ceived slight? cord-setting QB got a rest day during said with a smile, “I feel good about
As it turns out, general manager John Dorsey didn’t have to search far Still, Payton expects a more com-
or wide for “a man of character, a guy who can instill leadership into the club’s anti-climactic regular-sea- Sunday.”
these young men.” petitive affair than the Saints’ 48-7 son finale.
blowout of the Eagles on Nov. 18, which
Kitchens was there the whole time.
“We had a deliberate and thorough process and one thing became gave Philadelphia the dubious distinc-
Some other story lines surrounding Dump offs
evident — that Freddie is the best person to lead the Cleveland the third Eagles-Saints playoff clash Both teams are adept at using run-
tion of becoming the first reigning since Payton and Brees joined forces
Browns,” said Dorsey, who has lifted the Browns from laughable to
Super Bowl champion to lose by that ning backs as receivers. Kamara (81
legitimate in just one year. “We saw firsthand what Freddie is able to do. in New Orleans in 2006. catches, 709 yards) is New Orleans’
He showed that he is consistent on a day in and day out basis and that wide a margin in the following regular
he is a true leader. season. second-leading receiver behind Mi-
“He helped unify our players in a tough time. He raised the bar for The Eagles (10-7) appeared to be Starting fast chael Thomas. Mark Ingram also has
our offense last year, and I have no doubt he is going to raise the bar for
sinking fast when their loss in New Or- The Eagles have won 19 straight been effective on screens for New Or-
our entire team.” games when they score in the first leans.
Kitchens will be formally introduced Monday at a news conference leans dropped them to 4-6. But they’ve
in FirstEnergy Stadium. rallied to win six of seven since, includ- quarter, including 7-0 this season. Meanwhile, the Saints anticipate the
It’s hard to imagine Kitchens was part of Dorsey’s long-term vision ing a road victory against the Los An- They scored on a field-goal drive last Eagles to look for former Saints run-
when he was hired to coach running backs on Hue Jackson’s staff after geles Rams that helped New Orleans week in the first quarter. It’ll be even ning Darren Sproles, who, like Foles,
11 seasons as an Arizona assistant. But when Jackson and coordinator
(13-3) capture the conference’s top more important to score early against did not play in the previous meeting.
Todd Haley were fired on Oct. 29, Kitchens took the offensive reins and the high-powered Saints. New Orleans “Darren has got incredibly good
Mayfield and his teammates took off. seed.
Under Kitchens’ leadership, the No. 1 overall pick in last year’s “They’ve kind of been in a playoff is 5-0 when leading after one quarter, instincts on setting up some of these
draft threw 19 of his NFL rookie record 27 touchdown passes. Mayfield role really going back to those games, 9-0 when leading at halftime and won screens,” said Payton, who employed
erased any doubts he’s the coveted franchise quarterback that has
needing to win to get in,” Payton noted. eight times by double-digit margins. Sproles similarly from 2011-13. “Quite
eluded the Browns for decades. “We are starting the games better honestly, we haven’t been as good this
Kitchens and Mayfield connected on a personal level, two former “So it’s impressive.”
college quarterbacks who bonded over a shared passion and senses of Now the Eagles, who opened as now over the last six, seven games,” year as we have in other years in that
humor. They grew tight and the Browns are counting on that relationship 10-point underdogs this week, can ruin Eagles offensive coordinator Mike area, but a lot of it depends on the op-
to flourish. the Saints’ Super Bowl dreams with a Groh said. “Defense is doing a really ponent you’re playing.”
“It was great working with and learning from Freddie last year,” good job getting off the field early in
Mayfield said after Kitchens’ hiring was announced. “He has such a second straight road upset.
creative mind. He creates mismatches and just put guys in position to “We’re looking forward to it,” Ea- the game. We’re able to get the lead.” Proven protection
take advantage of their opportunities. He puts trusts in us as players. gles tight end Zach Ertz said. “We’re Coach Doug Pederson has deferred Although All-Pro defensive linemen
He’s the same guy every day.” a completely different team than we the kickoff to the second half whenev- Aaron Donald (20½ sacks), J.J. Watt
Mayfield was a different player under Kitchens, who figured out
were seven weeks ago. I don’t think the er the Eagles have won the coin toss. (16) and Khalil Mack (12½) combined
creative ways to protect the 23-year-old. The Browns improved across Perhaps he’ll reconsider if he wins the
the board statistically — they averaged 6.8 yards per play — and team that showed up on that Sunday is for 49 sacks this season, they were all
became one of the league’s must-watch teams over the last two months even remotely close to the team that we toss this week. held without a sack against Philadel-
as Kitchens unveiled unique formations and trick plays. are right now.” phia.
Now, he’s Cleveland’s top dog.
n Bears hire Pagano as coordinator: At Lake Forest, Illinois,
Such a lopsided loss in New Orleans Rested Saints An offensive line featuring All-Pro
the Chicago Bears rode a dominant defense to the NFC North could have resulted in finger-pointing Several prominent Saints players center Jason Kelce, Pro Bowl right
championship in a breakout season. They hope to keep it going with a and a fractured locker room, Ertz sug- haven’t played in more than two weeks. guard Brandon Brooks and tackles
new coordinator. gested. Instead, Ertz said, “It was a ral- Brees, who completed an NFL sin- Lane Johnson and Jason Peters has
The Bears hired former Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano lying point for our season.” gle-season record 74.4 percent of his held up well against their best compe-
to replace Vic Fangio on Friday, hoping he can help them build on what
they accomplished this season. The Eagles survived last week’s passes, and dynamic running back Al- tition.
Pagano inherits one of the NFL’s stingiest defenses after Fangio
left to take the Denver Broncos’ head coaching job. He will get to work
with one of the league’s best pass rushers in Khalil Mack as well as two
other All-Pros in cornerback Kyle Fuller and safety Eddie Jackson.
Pagano led Indianapolis to a 53-43 record and two AFC South
Hester no longer obscure after block
championships from 2012 to 2017. He was forced to take a leave of ab- By ROB MA ADDI see where the ball went after appeared in 14 games as a on the defensive line, includ-
sence early in his first season to get treated for leukemia. With offensive The Associated Press he touched it. rookie. ing All-Pro Fletcher Cox,
coordinator Bruce Arians serving as interim head coach, the Colts went
9-3 in his absence after a 1-2 start.
“I felt I didn’t get enough The Eagles promoted Brandon Graham, Chris
PHILADELPHIA — of it because when I looked him to the active roster in Long, Tim Jernigan and
They won 11 games and made the playoffs in each of Pagano’s
Treyvon Hester’s fingertips back, it looked like it was October and he worked him-
first three seasons before injuries to quarterback Andrew Luck took a Haloti Ngata.
toll. Before taking the Indianapolis job, he spent four seasons under made the second-year pro a on the right path,” Hester self into becoming a part of “I’m trying to make a
John Harbaugh in Baltimore — as secondary coach from 2008 to 2010 popular guy in Philadelphia. said. “I turned back and it the defensive line rotation.
and defensive coordinator in 2011, when the Ravens went 12-4 and name for myself but I got a
The Eagles (10-7) are bounced off and the rest was Hester has played anywhere
ranked third in total defense. lot of vets out here helping
Pagano was a consultant for the NFL last season. heading to New Orleans history. between 16 and 58 percent
(13-3) for a divisional play- me out, helping me improve
“He is a great teacher with an aggressive mentality that fits our “I didn’t see it bounce off of the snaps in 12 games. my game, so I’m grateful,”
style of football,” coach Matt Nagy said. “He is a man of high character off game Sunday because because I was so frustrat- He got his first NFL sack on
and has a passion for the game that will no doubt add to the culture we Hester barely tipped Cody he said. “Without Haloti
ed. I heard the reaction of Deshaun Watson in Week 16
have already started building at Halas Hall.”
Parkey’s 43-yard field-goal Ngata, I wouldn’t have been
The Bears went 12-4 in their first season under Nagy after four the crowd and saw the team and was on the field for 12
straight last-place finishes and made the playoffs for the first time in attempt just enough to send running out there. It was a snaps against the Bears. able to get the push that I got
eight years. They finished with their best record since the 2006 team the ball bouncing off the up- surprise. I couldn’t believe it “Treyvon has come up because we both get down
went 13-3 and reached the Super Bowl. right and crossbar, securing happened.” big for us,” defensive coor- there and try to get the guy
The season ended on a gut-wrenching note when Cody Parkey’s in front of us out of the way,
potential winning field goal hit the left upright and crossbar in the a 16-15 win at Chicago in the Hester began the sea- dinator Jim Schwartz said.
closing seconds of a 16-15 wild-card loss to the defending Super Bowl wild-card round. son on Philadelphia’s prac- “He got his hand up and did so credit to him.”
champion Philadelphia Eagles. “It’s crazy. My social me- tice squad after Oakland what he was supposed to Hester said it was the
In four seasons, Fangio helped transform a defense that ranked dia (following) tripled,” Hes- released him at the end of do at the right time and we first time he blocked a field
among the worst in franchise history. Now, he finally has a head coach-
ter said Friday. training camp. He was a sev- were able to get the win.” goal in his career and it was
ing job after 32 years as an assistant in the NFL.
Like Fangio, Pagano has experience running 3-4 defenses. He The 6-foot-2, 304-pound enth-round pick by the Raid- Hester is surrounded by the first one in the postsea-
also figures to have plenty of autonomy, with Nagy focused on the defensive tackle didn’t even ers out of Toledo in 2017 and talented, experienced guys son in franchise history.
development of the offense and quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.

Quarterbacks take center stage in Chargers, Pats
Chicago already had a top-10 defense when general manager
Ryan Pace swung a blockbuster trade for Mack just before the start of
the season. That move showed just how serious the Bears were about
making a jump after going 14-34 in three seasons under former coach
John Fox.
The defense jumped to a different level with Mack drawing double By KYLE HIGHTOWER a game since becoming the Chargers going into Foxborough, they’re unde-
teams, Fuller and Jackson emerging, and Pro Bowl defensive end The Associated Press
Akiem Hicks wreaking havoc. Linebacker Roquan Smith showed star starter in 2006. feated there and they’re tough to beat,
potential after being drafted with the No. 8 overall pick. Linebacker Rivers, who led his team to five wins period. It doesn’t matter where you play
Leonard Floyd and defensive tackle Eddie Goldman had solid seasons, FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Tom in its last six regular-season games the Patriots; they’re tough to beat.”
and it all added up to this. Brady typically shrugs off any mention and a road win at Baltimore in the wild-
n Kubiak most likely not to return to Broncos: At Englewood, of records or milestones he sets. card round last week , said he’s tried to
Colorado, Gary Kubiak won’t return to run the Denver Broncos offense
after all for new head coach Vic Fangio, a person with knowledge of the
But even he had to chuckle at the keep past shortcomings against New Tough streak
decision told The Associated Press on Friday. one he and Chargers quarterback Phil- England out of his mind this week. In addition to earning his first post-
The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the ip Rivers will mark when they meet in “It’s not something you think about season win over New England, Rivers
sensitive nature of the discussions, said it became apparent over the Sunday’s divisional playoffs. a whole lot,” he said. “It exists and it’s will also be trying to help the Chargers
last 24 hours that Kubiak wasn’t the right fit because of philosophical Brady, who will be 41 years and 163 there but again, and I mean this, I don’t end their recent struggles in the divi-
differences over scheme and staff.
Kubiak had wanted to bring back some of the assistant coaches
days old, and Rivers, at 37 years and 36 feel that I’m playing Tom. Certainly, sional round.
who have followed him throughout his coaching career along with days old, will combine to be the oldest it’s a Tom Brady-led team and we know Each of the Chargers’ past three
dusting off schemes that were successful in another era but don’t fit with pair of quarterbacks to face each other how things work with the quarterback trips to the playoffs have ended in this
the Broncos’ quest to modernize their approach. in an NFL playoff game, breaking the and the head coach that have the re- round — 24-17 to Denver in 2013, 17-14
Kubiak remains under contract with the Broncos and will continue mark Brady held with Peyton Man- to the New York Jets in 2009 and 35-24
in his role as a senior personnel adviser to general manager John cord attached to it. We’ve got a heck of
Elway. ning. a challenge.” to Pittsburgh in 2008.
After rejecting Kubiak’s return to the field, the Broncos set their “Nice,” Brady said of the impending It will also be a chance to earn a signa-
sights on San Francisco QBs coach Rich Scangarello, but ESPN
reported that the 49ers denied Denver’s request to interview him for
footnote. “Nice and old.”
Sunday will be just the fourth play-
ture win for second-year Chargers coach Gordon’s a go
their offensive coordinator job. Anthony Lynn, who has steered Los An- Chargers running back Melvin Gor-
So, Fangio remains on the looking for someone who will resusci-
off meeting between the teams, with geles through its relocation and a season don is expected to be active Sunday,
tate a Denver offense that has sputtered under four different starting the Patriots holding a 2-1 edge. that included a game in London. despite missing the first practice of
quarterbacks and three coordinators in the post-Peyton Manning era. Rivers enters Sunday with a 1-7 re- To have another chance at this stage the week to rest the knee injury he sus-
And the surprising development with Kubiak curbs anticipation that cord against the Patriots, including 0-4 of his career to notch a playoff win tained in their wild-card win over the
the Broncos could go after Baltimore veteran quarterback Joe Flacco , in games in Foxborough and 0-2 in the
who lost his starting job to rookie Lamar Jackson. Kubiak worked well against a New England team that has Ravens. He was limited for Thursday’s
playoffs. Rivers earned his lone victory been the standard in the conference is
with the former Super Bowl MVP in 2014 when he was the Ravens’ workout, but removed from the injury
offensive coordinator. against New England during the 2008 an opportunity not lost on Rivers. report on Friday.
n Pettine remaining on Packers’ new staff: At Green Bay, Wis- regular season, when the Chargers Here are some things to watch for in
consin, Mike Pettine is staying as defensive coordinator of the Packers. Los Angeles’ offense is at its best
were still in San Diego. Brady was side- Sunday’s game:
New coach Matt LaFleur announced the decision Friday, answer- when Gordon can take the pressure off
lined for that game by a knee injury
ing one of his biggest questions just three days after being hired. Rivers. He had an 87-yard touchdown
In his first year, Pettine installed a 3-4 scheme and had mixed and Matt Cassel started in his place.
Road warriors in last year’s regular-season meet-
results. First-round draft pick Jaire Alexander showed signs he will Brady is 7-0 as a starter against Riv-
One thing that gives the Chargers ing with the Patriots. He also has 12
become the top cornerback the Packers desperately need, and Green ers .
Bay was ranked No. 12 in pass defense (234.5 yards per game), a big confidence heading into Foxborough touchdowns in the Chargers’ past nine
The Patriots (11-5), who captured
improvement over 2017.
is their record away from Los Angeles games on the road, including playoffs.
Green Bay finished 6-9-1 and out of the playoffs for the second their 10th straight AFC East title this
straight year. As the Packers wrapped up for the offseason last week, season, will be seeking their eighth this season.
Pettine said he was hoping to return to keep building. consecutive trip to the AFC title game. The Chargers are facing a Patriots Weather factor
“Of course, the foundation is the hardest thing to get right, and I feel The Chargers (13-4) haven’t even team that is 8-0 in Gillette Stadium this The forecast for Sunday in Foxbor-
that a lot of it has been built — and we’ve made a lot of mistakes,” he ough is 29 degrees, which recently has
said. “I think we learned, especially me personally, too, I’ve learned a lot been to the conference title game since season. But Los Angeles is 8-1 on the
of cases of what not to do versus what to do.” losing 21-12 to the Patriots during the road , with its lone blemish coming been a good thing for the Patriots.
The Packers did pile up 44 sacks, tied for eighth in the league, 2007 season. against the crosstown Los Angeles They are 13-0 at home since 2011 in
though injuries struck the defensive line. Green Bay lacked a consistent Rivers played in that game just days Rams. games in which the temperature was
rush at outside linebacker except for surprise sacks leader Kyler “We have a tough football team, 32 degrees or colder .
Fackrell (10½).
removed from tearing the ACL in his
Defensive lineman Kenny Clark also liked the new scheme, which right knee. He limped his way through no doubt. I believe that. I think going The Chargers contemplated stay-
saw 17 different players get at least a half-sack. it while being intercepted twice and on the road, it really doesn’t faze this ing on the East Coast after last week’s
Longtime defensive star Clay Matthews is a free agent after finish- failing to throw a touchdown pass. team,” Lynn said. game in Baltimore, but ultimately de-
ing with a career-low 3½ sacks in his 10th season with the Packers. It’s become the toughness brand “We love ball, we like playing foot- cided to return to California to prac-
—From Wire Reports
for a quarterback that hasn’t missed ball, we like competing and we know tice.
The Dispatch • Sunday, January 13, 2019 5B


Miami hires former Alabama coordinator Enos College Football
Alabama defensive lineman Ray arrested
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama defensive lineman LaBryan Ray
has been arrested on a public intoxication charge.
By TIM REYNOLDS come to the University of Miami was, his level to the point where they can Tuscaloosa Police spokeswoman Lt. Teena Richardson says Ray
The Associated Press was arrested Friday at about 7 p.m. after refusing to leave an establish-
to be honest, quite humbling.” uphold the standard of being the quar- ment at Midtown Village. Security detained him until police arrived.
The question now becomes if some- terback at the University of Miami, out- Officers determined that Ray was intoxicated. He was booked at
CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Manny one else is leaving Alabama for Miami. standing,” Diaz said. “This is an equal Tuscaloosa County Jail on a $500 bond.
Diaz has his offensive coordinator. Jalen Hurts, who went 26-2 as Ala- opportunity employer. We do not care Ray was a backup last season as a sophomore but had 39 tackles,
And now Miami will wait and see if bama’s starter before losing the job to who plays quarterback for us. But we
six tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks. The former five-star recruit from
that offensive coordinator just happens Madison, Alabama, is likely to contend for a starting role next season
Tua Tagovailoa, has put his name into do care that it’s played at the standard with Quinnen Williams and Isaiah Buggs leaving.
to arrive with a national-title-winning
the NCAA’s transfer portal. He worked that the great ones who have come be- Alabama coach Nick Saban says in a statement that “we will
quarterback. evaluate what we need to do in terms of appropriate discipline and
closely with Enos this season and he fore have set.”
Dan Enos was announced Friday as rehabilitation as we move forward.”
and Diaz have followed each other on Enos was a quarterback at Michi- n Hurricanes add to staff: At Coral Gables, Miami, the Miami
the new leader of the Miami offense,
Twitter in recent days. gan State. He was head coach at Cen- Hurricanes announced the hirings of running backs coach Eric Hickson
coming to the Hurricanes after one
season as quarterbacks coach and Diaz could not comment specifically tral Michigan from 2010 through 2014, and offensive line coach Butch Barry on Saturday.
on Hurts since he has not signed with and has been an assistant at 10 other Hickson is a native of nearby Fort Lauderdale and spent 2018
associate head coach at national run- as running backs coach at Kansas State. Barry spent the last four
ner-up Alabama. Enos was slotted to Miami. But it’s been clear that Miami schools. years as the assistant offensive line coach with the NFL’s Tampa Bay
become the new offensive coordinator is looking for help at quarterback, “I couldn’t be more excited to join a Buccaneers. He served the previous five seasons at Central Michigan
for the Crimson Tide, but emerged last where right now it seems like N’Kosi program as rich in tradition as the Uni- under new Miami offensive coordinator Dan Enos.
Perry and Jarren Williams will go into versity of Miami,” Enos said in a state- Hickson played at Kansas State, rushing for 2,537 yards and
week as Diaz’s top target with the Hur- 25 touchdowns. He previously coached at two high schools in South
ricanes. spring ball as the candidates for the ment distributed by the school. “Coach Florida.
It took several days to get all the lo- starting job. Diaz has a clear vision for this program Barry played his college football at Central Michigan.
gistics worked out, but Diaz had known Miami’s offense sputtered last sea- as we move forward and it’s an honor to n Texas Tech adds Cooks to staff: At Lubbock, Texas, Texas
son, the major reason why the Hurri- help build the Hurricanes in his image. Tech has hired Oklahoma assistant and former NFL defensive back
since long before Alabama’s appear- Kerry Cooks to be safeties coach.
ance in the College Football Playoff canes were a disappointing 7-6. Diaz This was an opportunity I felt I couldn’t The school in Lubbock on Friday announced the hiring of Cooks,
title game earlier this week that Enos did not retain any of the offensive pass up. who’s spent nine seasons at Oklahoma and previously was an assistant
was probably going to be his pick. coaches when he took the job following “I also want to express my sincere at Notre Dame.
the surprise retirement of Mark Richt, appreciation to Nick Saban and the Al- Cooks, who was an All-Big Ten selection as a senior in 1997
“When word got to me that he had at Iowa, was selected in the fifth round of the 1998 NFL Draft by the
an interest in our job, I was floored by and has insisted that quarterback play abama program for giving me the op- Minnesota Vikings.
that because I had so much respect in 2019 must be better — whether the portunity to coach there this past sea- n Oklahoma quarterback Kendall enters portal: At Norman,
for him,” said Diaz, who took over as answer is already on Miami’s campus, son. I learned so much during my time Oklahoma, Oklahoma backup quarterback Austin Kendall has entered
or if a graduate transfer (which Hurts there and I will always be grateful.” the NCAA transfer database portal.
Miami coach last week. “I also under- A university spokesperson confirmed Kendall’s entry Friday.
stood where he was, and that he had a is) has to be brought aboard. Diaz said he plans to reveal more Other schools can now contact Kendall. He has already graduated,
good job. The fact that he felt like the “If bringing someone from the out- hires to his offensive staff as early as so he would be eligible to play immediately.
best thing for him and his family was to side spurs one of our guys to bring Saturday. Kendall was Baker Mayfield’s backup in 2016 and battled Kyler
Murray for the starting job into fall camp this past season. Murray won

Five Crimson Tide players declare for draft
the job and eventually won the Heisman Trophy. Kendall completed 28
of 39 passes for 265 yards and three touchdowns without an intercep-
tion at Oklahoma.
Oklahoma still is strong at quarterback. Spencer Rattler, the con-
sensus No. 1 quarterback in the class of 2019, signed with the Sooners
By JOHN ZENOR pro this week. Defensive lineman Rae- I defeated it all. It made me last month. Tanner Mordecai, a freshman this past season, was rated a
The Associated Press four-star recruit by ESPN and a three-star prospect by 247Sports and
“This is probably going to kwon Davis and cornerback emotional kind of to see that Rivals.
sound like a Grammy accep- Trevon Diggs have already an- I’ve came from a long way, n Michigan adds Campanile as defensive assistant: At Ann
Four Alabama players tance speech but I just have nounced they’re staying put. seen a lot of stuff when I was Arbor, Michigan, Anthony Campanile is joining Michigan’s football
are skipping their final sea- a lot of thank yous because Smith wasn’t present at young.” program as a defensive assistant.
sons to enter the NFL draft, this place really, it’s an in- the announcement because Quinnen Williams said The school announced the hiring Friday night.
including All-America left Campanile spent the past three seasons as an assistant at Boston
credible program that coach he’s attending the wedding he spent considerable time College and the previous four on the staff at Rutgers. He was a co-de-
tackle Jonah Williams and (Nick) Saban’s built but it of fellow tight end Hale talking on the phone about fensive coordinator at Boston College in 2018.
Outland Trophy-winning runs because of all the peo- Hentges this weekend. the decision to Saban, who Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh says Campanile provides flexibility
defensive lineman Quinnen ple that work in the coach- Quinnen Williams is a he called “like the Godfa- with his experience working on both sides of the ball and at multiple
Williams. positions.
ing and support staff roles,” third-year sophomore who ther of early leaving.” Campanile earned his bachelor’s degree from Rutgers in 2007
Those projected said Jonah Williams, before won the Outland Trophy as Jacobs and Smith are and coached at the high school level before returning to Rutgers as a
first-rounders announced naming staffers in a number the nation’s top interior line- also listed as potential late defensive assistant.
their intentions on Friday, of different departments. man on either side of the ball. first-rounders in at least one n Moore to coach offensive line at West Virginia: At Morgan-
along with versatile tailback Jonah Williams won the The 6-foot-4, 295-pounder mock draft. town, West Virginia, new West Virginia coach Neal Brown has brought
offensive line coach Matt Moore with him from Troy.
Josh Jacobs and tight end Southeastern Conference’s had a breakout season in his Jacobs was a diverse Brown announced Moore’s hiring Friday.
Irv Smith Jr. Jacobs Blocking Trophy. He first season as starter, lead- threat for the Tide on of- Moore was offensive coordinator and offensive line coach at
Jonah Williams and Quin- started every game of his ing the team with 17 tackles fense and special teams. Troy for the past four years. He also served stints as an assistant at
nen Williams are unanimous Tide career, the first at right for loss and ranking third He ran for 640 yards and a Louisiana Tech, Middle Tennessee and Texas Tech.
All-Americans rated as po- Some of West Virginia’s linemen from the past season won’t
tackle and the past two on with 66 tackles. team-high 11 touchdowns be around to work with Moore. Offensive tackle Yodny Cajuste has
tential Top 10 picks. They the left side. “I dreamed of this day al- while catching 20 passes for declared for the NFL draft, and center Matt Jones announced earlier
helped lead the Crimson “These guys have always most every day when I was 247 yards and three scores. Friday he is heading to Youngstown State as a graduate transfer.
Tide to a Southeastern Con- been exemplary in all the a little kid when I was play- Once a lightly recruited Brown and defensive coordinator Vic Koenning were introduced
ference title before losing at a news conference Thursday. Koenning had the same job for four
things they’ve done to help ing little league football in player who was a late addi- seasons under Brown at Troy.
44-16 to Clemson in the na- themselves, in terms of their Birmingham,” he said. “Just tion to his Alabama recruit- n Georgia promotes Coley to coordinator: At Athens, Georgia,
tional championship game. work ethic, their character, to see I made it become a ing class, he averaged 30.6 James Coley was promoted to Georgia’s offensive coordinator on
The exodus of under- the choices and decisions reality, like I get a chance yards on 14 kick returns Friday, taking over a lead role after Jim Chaney left for Southeastern
classmen has become an an- they’ve made, which is what to enter the draft. Most peo- with a TD. Conference rival Tennessee.
The 45-year-old Coley served as co-offensive coordinator this
nual rite for the talent-rich has created the opportunity ple don’t get a chance from Smith emerged as a weap- past season, handling the quarterbacks while Chaney called plays and
Tide. for them,” Saban said. where I’m from. on this season. He caught 44 worked with the tight ends.
Alabama cornerback Alabama has other stand- “Most people have the passes for 710 yards and sev- Coley came to Georgia when Kirby Smart was hired as head
Saivion Smith is entering out players who haven’t athletic ability or the ability en touchdowns. coach in 2016, overseeing the wide receivers for two seasons.
“James has been a critical part of our staff since we came to
the NFL draft. announced their plans yet. to do it, but can’t get past dif- His father, Irv Smith Sr., Georgia,” Smart said. “He’s done an incredible job in all aspects of his
Smith announced his de- That group includes safety ferent distractions and stuff. is a former NFL tight end responsibilities including coaching wide receivers for two years, serving
cision Saturday on Twitter, Deionte Thompson, a pro- To see I defeated all the who was a first-round pick as co-offensive coordinator this past season coaching the quarter-
becoming the fifth Crimson jected first-round pick, and odds and the negativity and by the New Orleans Saints backs, and recruiting. James has extensive coordinator experience
Tide underclassmen to turn linebacker Mack Wilson. just everything in general, in 1993. during his entire coaching career and will transition easily into his new
Coley moved up after Chaney’s surprising departure to a fellow

Clemson celebrates title with cigars, doughnuts
SEC East team. He received a hefty pay raise from the Volunteers, who
were one of the league’s worst offensive teams in 2018.
Georgia, on the other hand, averaged 238.8 yards rushing and 5.9
yards per carry to lead the SEC in both categories for a second straight
season. The Bulldogs finished 11-3 after squandering a 14-point lead to
By PETE IACOBELLI torial laughter. son’s basketball game with No. 4 Vir- Alabama in the conference championship game, costing them a return
The Associated Press Wilkins had a tearful outburst on ginia. to the College Football Playoff, and losing to Texas in the Sugar Bowl.
national TV following the 44-16 rout The group will gather again for a Coley assumes control of an offense that will have to replace sev-
CLEMSON, S.C. — All-American of Alabama on Monday night in Santa White House visit Monday. “What a
eral key players. Running back Elijah Holyfield, tight end Isaac Nauta,
Christian Wilkins tossed doughnuts and receivers Riley Ridley and Mecole Hardman are leaving after their
Clara, California. He wanted to clear game, what a coach, what a team!” junior seasons to enter the NFL draft. Also, touted quarterback Justin
and showed off a victory cigar. the air on that one. President Donald Trump tweeted. Fields is transferring to Ohio State after failing to earn much playing
On a chilly, overcast morning, Clem- time behind two-year starter Jake Fromm.
“I’m not sorry I cried,” he said. “I’m The Tigers will have some ques-
son celebrated its second national foot- Coley previously worked as the offensive coordinator and quar-
sorry I’m such an ugly crier.” tions to answer before continuing their
ball title in three seasons Saturday terback coach at Miami (2013-15) and offensive coordinator at Florida
The Tigers became the first major run. Ferrell was among four starting State (2010-12). While with the Seminoles, he worked with three quar-
before thousands of roaring fans. Spec-
school to finish 15-0 since Penn in 1897 defensive underclassmen to declare terbacks who went on to become first-round NFL draft picks: Christian
tators stood seven or eight deep along Ponder, EJ Manuel and Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston.
with its College Football Playoff game for the NFL draft after the Tigers re-
the parade route. A native of Miami, Coley served as an offensive assistant with the
Trevor Lawrence, who threw for 347 wins over Notre Dame (30-3 in the turned from California. Miami Dolphins under Nick Saban in 2005-06. His coaching resume
yards and three touchdowns in the title Cotton Bowl) and Alabama. The feat Tackle Dexter Lawrence along with also includes a stint as a graduate assistant on Saban’s staff at LSU in
game against Alabama, rode a flat-bed had Swinney and several of his players linebacker Tre Lamar and champion- 2003, when the Tigers claimed the BCS national championship.

truck with dozens of teammates. touting Clemson as the best team in ship defensive MVP in cornerback
The parade ended outside the sta- college football history. Trayvon Mullen also chose to give up Pro Basketball
dium where the players line up to run “I feel like it’s not really up for de- their eligibility to turn pro. Barring Maverick lose Barea to season-ending injury
down the hill before games. bate,” Ferrell said. any late NFL declarations, Clemson DALLAS — Dallas Mavericks guard J.J. Barea tore his right
Coach Dabo Swinney accepted the Swinney echoed those sentiments, will have to replace at least seven start- Achilles tendon in a game against Minnesota, a season-ending setback
for a key Mavericks’ reserve.
Cotton Bowl trophy and the national proclaiming his latest group “the best ers on defense including their entire Barea was injured in the second half of the Mavericks’ 119-115
championship prize in a mostly full ever. Drop the mic.” front four as Wilkins and defensive end victory in Minneapolis on Friday night. The team said Saturday that
arena. He lauded his players for their dil- Austin Bryant were seniors. Barea was weighing his options for surgery.
Wilkins, Clemson’s heart and soul igence in having the highest grade- “I won’t be missing the champion- The 34-year-old Barea was averaging 10.9 points and a team-high
5.6 assists as a key part of the second unit for Dallas. The injury is likely
this season, rode with a box of dough- point average in team history and for ships we won,” Ferrell said. “I’ll miss to mean a significant increase in playing time for rookie Jalen Brunson,
nuts, throwing some to the crowd along their fortitude in dealing of with the the people we won them with.” a two-time NCAA champion at Villanova and second-round draft pick.
the way. He and fellow All-American death of teammate C.J. Fuller to blood There were more than 15,000 peo- Barea is in his second stint with the Mavericks after being a catalyst
defensive lineman Clelin Ferrell were clots this past October. ple in the center of town Monday night for Dallas’ rally from a 2-1 deficit in the 2011 NBA Finals against Miami.
The Mavericks won the franchise’s only title in six games.
caught on the stadium video board “These trophies do not define us,” to watch several big screens with n Thunder retires Collison’s number: At Oklahoma City, the
taking victory cigars from wrappers he said. “Our culture defines us.” the game. Fans were at the airport Oklahoma City Thunder will retire Nick Collison’s No. 4 in March.
and putting the unlit stogies to their To loud cheers, Swinney and the Wednesday and back on campus to The team made the announcement in a news release on Saturday.
mouths as they broke out in conspira- players came out at halftime of Clem- greet the team. The ceremony will take place when the Thunder hosts the Toronto
Raptors on March 20. The crowd favorite’s number will be the first the

Temple introduces Carey as Diaz replacement
franchise retires since moving from Seattle to Oklahoma City before the
2008-09 season.
Collison announced his retirement last May after spending all 15
years of his career with the Thunder franchise, which was the Seattle
By JEFF NEIBURG Collins, who left for Georgia Carey from Northern Illi- wanted someone who truly SuperSonics when he was drafted 12th overall in 2003. He appeared in
The Associated Press Tech after two years at Tem- nois. Kraft said the param- understood North Philadel- 910 regular season games with 177 starts and posted career averages
of 5.9 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.0 assist in 20.4 minutes per game.
ple. But that changed quick- eters of the search didn’t phia and truly understood n Griffin scores 44 on return home: At Los Angeles, Blake
ly after Hurricanes coach necessarily change, but a who we were. Someone who Griffin kept his emotions to himself in his return to Staples Center for the
ple University athletic direc-
Mark Richt unexpectedly wider net was cast than the wanted to be here. ... Some- first time against his old team.
tor Patrick Kraft smiled and After scoring 44 points in the Detroit Pistons’ 109-104 victory over
retired on Dec. 30. Some 12 previous search, and being a one who saw who we are and
let out a little laugh when the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday, he allowed himself a trip down
he took the podium to in- hours later, Diaz had a five- head coach was a little more who we can be. memory lane.
troduce the school’s newest year deal with Miami, and important this time around. Carey coached in parts of “The best thing to be a part of is something that is bigger than
head coach, Rod Carey. the Temple job was vacant “Every search has its own seven seasons at Northern yourself and that is what that was,” he said in a crowded hallway outside
the Pistons’ locker room. “I don’t look at what I did.”
“I feel like Bill Murray again. personality,” Kraft said. “No Illinois, leading the Huskies Griffin was greeted with cheers during pregame introductions and
in ‘Groundhog Day,’” Kraft “We got punched a little,” matter if it was 17, 18, 20, to six bowl games (all loss- received a standing ovation after a first-quarter video tribute from the
said Friday. Kraft said. “You were like, 30 days before, you have to es) and compiling a 52-30 team that drafted him first overall in 2009.
‘Whoa.’ And then you get re-evaluate yourself. You record. Griffin stuck his right arm in the air and then brought his raised
It was just 29 days ago hands together in a thankful gesture without smiling. He clearly wanted
that Kraft and the universi- back at it.” have to look at what’s the He was the 2013 to beat the team that stunningly traded him last January after he had
ty welcome Miami defensive Temple started a new right person for this time in Mid-American Conference signed a $171 million, five-year extension.
coordinator Manny Diaz as search that officially ended this program. We took our coach of the year and won
—From Wire Reports
the replacement for Geoff Friday with the hiring of time to find our coach. We two MAC championships.
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59-53 victory against Oxford on gion tournament, which will at pay off. It might not be this year. when asked how he thinks his got caught slippin’ with Center
Friday night at home. That win Tupelo High. It might not be next year, but team will react without Pasca- Hill.”
helped the Falcons to improve Presley Langford led New you’ll go back and remember sio. “That is what we have done Columbus (15-2) responded
to 2-0 in Class 6A, Region 2 play. Hope (9-9) with 10 points. LJ that one day.” all year. We’ll try to figure it out. from the loss with a 58-17 victo-
Against New Hope, Greg Hackman had nine, Korey The win helped Columbus There are enough pieces to plug ry against Oxford on Friday to
King and Gabe Williams added Chandler had eight, and Jaylen sweep the season series against in and plug around as long as we improve to 2-0 in the district.
eight points and Jerome Sher- Smith had seven for the Trojans, New Hope. Columbus earned a keep battling and fighting and Against New Hope, JaTyler
rod and Rod Grays had seven. who were coming off a 56-34 56-42 victory on Dec. 22, 2018, working every day.” Turner had 23 points and Han-
Columbus led 26-22 at half- victory against Kosciusko on at Columbus High. King had n Columbus girls 63, New nah White added 15. The Lady
time and 37-26 after three Friday night. Caleb Parr had 16 24 points in that game. True to Hope 27 Falcons led 22-17 in the second
quarters. The pressure defense points, Chandler added 10, and the nature of Morris’ team, the Yvonne Hairston hopes si- quarter after a 3-pointer by the
finally started to wear the Tro- Javaris Roberts added nine in Falcons had different players lence is a recipe for a champion- Lady Trojans’ Anna Prince.
jans down in the fourth quar- the win that helped the Trojans emerge in the rematch against ship. From there, Columbus extend-
ter, as the Falcons were able to improve to 2-0 in Class 4A, Re- the Trojans, which he feels Earlier this week, Columbus ed the margin to 31-17 at half-
force turnovers and get out in gion 4. shows his players are settling lost to Center Hill 37-34 on the time and then turned on the jets
transition. Morris said that is a Despite the loss to Colum- into roles. road. For a “special” team with in the third quarter.
recipe for success with players bus, New Hope coach Drew McBrayer also feels his title aspirations, Hairston said “It is all about what we do in
who have accepted roles and are McBrayer, whose team had team, which has eighth-grad- the performance wasn’t accept- the district to position ourselves
playing hard on both ends of the won seven of eight prior to the ers and freshmen in key roles, able, which is why she has is- for the district tournament,”
floor. rematch, was pleased his team understands the importance of sued an edict of silence for her Hairston said. “We still can’t
“Guys are figuring out their didn’t quit. The Falcons built playing together. That will be players in practice. She said talk because we still have one
roles,” Morris said. “Like I told their lead to as many as 18 four even more important because the players can only talk when on the line (on Friday night)
you earlier in the year, around times in the fourth quarter, but the Trojans will be without se- they’re on defense. In all other and we’re going to get in there
district time we wanted to get the Trojans used their pressure nior Krash Pascasio for at least activities, silence and focus are at practice and get really, really
tuned up, and I think that’s what defense to make the visitors two more weeks. McBrayer said the objectives. focused.”
is happening. I think we’re do- earn every point. Pascasio, who was on crutches “We have set a goal for our- India Woods led New Hope
ing a pretty solid job with what “That’s one of the things I and had a boot on his right foot, selves and we have to reach it,” with 11 points.
we have got.” told them in the locker room was injured earlier this week Hairston said. “This is a special New Hope will take on Lou-
Columbus will play host to that we’ll learn from this,” Mc- against Noxubee County. group that we have. When you isville in a region doubleheader
Tupelo at 6 p.m. Friday in a key Brayer said. “We were down “Their mentality is almost are given an opportunity, you Tuesday.
doubleheader for the girls and and the game could have gotten like you said that they don’t know can’t just let it slip away, and Follow Dispatch sports editor
boys teams. The game will help out of hand and you kept fight- any better and they’re just going they know that, too. We don’t Adam Minichino on Twitter @
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That was the story-line at Ole Miss much differ- wise to note that the admitted that returning He had his first head ways with Andy Kennedy,
as recently as a week ago, ently. basketball season is still to Humphrey Coliseum coaching job by age 28 opportunity at long last
at any rate. The Rebels are l3-2 in the opening act. There did conjure up a few old (Idaho) and by 30 landed knocked for Davis.
Yet today, it is Ole overall and 3-0 in the con- are likely to be a few plot memories. a big-time job at Texas Davis, now 59, hasn’t
Miss that is at the top of ference after Saturday’s twists along the way. “I hadn’t been in Hum- A&M. He was a young
looked back, either. Not
the standings and it is the win. More importantly, Outrageous fortune and phrey for a long time, I rising star in the profes-
Bulldogs, who through they’ve already won two fickle fate may wait just really haven’t,” he said, sion. even Saturday. Especially
two SEC games have road games, which are around the corner. ‘but some things run But his one year at not Saturday.
played defense just good pure gold. But for today, it’s shak- through your mind as a Texas A&M in 1990 was “I have so much
enough to almost win, A week ago, State ing up to be one heckuva kid who grew up in this a disaster, ending in a respect fro Mississippi
who are at the bottom. was 12 -1 and No. 14 in story, especially the role building. It was a little recruiting scandal that State and their program,”
Even early in the sea- the country. Today, the Kermit Davis Jr. is play- strange.” landed the Aggies on Davis said. “But you
son, it was pretty obvious Bulldogs are 12-3 and ing in this drama. Admittedly for Bulldog probation and very nearly know, it’s amazing how
that the prognosticators 0-2 in the league. This is Kermit Davis Jr. fans, losing to Ole Miss is ending his career as a
the good Lord, he puts
had misjudged the Reb- not what was expected, attended both the first about as pleasant as get- head coach. Davis even-
els. Davis has never been either. and most recent game at ting dentistry performed tually landed at Middle you in places you’re
in the habit of finishing When the Top 25 poll Humphrey Coliseum. In by a blacksmith. But even Tennessee and seemed supposed to be. My path
last. In fact, in 16 years comes out Monday, the 1975, he was a teenager the most grudge-bearing destined to finish his is exactly right for Ole
at Middle Tennessee Rebels and Bulldogs will watching his dad, Kermit Bulldog can spare a kind career in the mid-majors. Miss. It’s a special place.
State, his previous job, trade places. Ole Miss Davis Sr., coach the thought for Davis, a MSU But Davis bloomed We absolutely love it. I’m
Davis had just one losing will be in, the Bulldogs Bulldogs to a win over alumnus, who has paid where he was planted. at the place I need to be
season. will be out. Indiana State. his penance for ancient Over 16 seasons, he led at.”
Until a week ago, Lest Rebel fans are The younger Davis sins. MTSU to seven postsea-
No, Saturday was no
Davis has proved that the tempted to pop the cham- had no divided loyalties Those most surprised son tournaments, a run
Rebels weren’t terrible pagne corks or Bulldog then. He didn’t Saturday, by the Rebels’ sudden punctuated by his upset fond trip down memory
at all. fans are contemplating either. ascendancy, are perhaps win over second-seeded lane for Davis.
Now? Suffice to say, renting their garments Davis, who went on to unfamiliar with Davis’ Michigan State in 2016. He’s not going in that
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from 3-point range. He eclipsed is two games in a row where we Howland took the blame for trust and patience offensively the half.
his previous career high of 17 have had the power forward on that, saying he needs to do a with one another.” “I thought the last six min-
with a career-best day from be- the opposing team have career better job using Woodard II at Nick Weatherspoon’s third utes was the key to the whole
hind the arc. nights against our defense. the four (power forward), espe- foul came on his technical foul. game,” Davis said. “Mississippi
“He puts in so much work,” “I have always been a coach cially when the Bulldogs need “I thought we got emotional State had momentum, TD (Ter-
Ole Miss coach Kermit Davis that believes defense wins first. to get out to the perimeter to tonight,” Howland said. “Nick’s ence Davis) got his third (foul),
said. “Blake is there every day We really have done a poor job defend the 3-point arc. third foul on the technical was and I just thought we kind of
early. … Good things happen to defending here the last few Perry had seven points, sev- really a tough break for us in
held tight. Devontae Shuler
guys that work like he does.” games.” en rebounds — including at the first half because it kept
made some big plays at the end
After the game, Hinson, who Woodard II and Perry pro- least one “grown-man rebound” him out of the game, and it kept
when he went over an Ole Miss him from starting the second of the first half. We finally went
was one of three Rebels to get vided a lift off the bench of
a technical foul, admitted he MSU (12-3, 0-2 SEC). Woodard player to snare the ball and half. He is our best perimeter to a zone and got them stopped
probably showed a little too II scored on a dunk off an assist score — and two steals in 21 defender.” somewhat.”
much emotion. KJ Buffen and from Lamar Peters, hit a jump- minutes.
Bruce Stevens also were called er off a pass from Aric Holman, Staying in the game Praise for Shuler
for technical fouls, as was and drained a jump shot off a Controlling emotion MSU appeared to have con- Devontae Shuler was the
MSU’s Nick Weatherspoon. crossover dribble in which he Howland also wasn’t pleased trol in the first half when it took lowest of the Rebels’ double-fig-
Davis apologized for the was fouled and converted the with the Bulldogs’ 15 turnovers. a 32-21 lead on Peters’ 3-pointer ure scorers with 10 points. The
technical fouls, and said it was three-point play. Those mistakes contributed to with 7 minutes, 37 seconds to sophomore guard also had
a long, long, long time since he “It is all about being ready,” the Rebels’ 18-11 edge in points go. six rebounds, one assists, and
has had players get them. Woodard II said. “Whenever off turnovers. That advantage But MSU went 3-for-8 from three turnovers in 36 minutes.
MSU coach Ben Howland your name is called, be ready to helped negate the Bulldogs’ 38- the field down the stretch. Nick As one of Ole Miss’ primary
wasn’t pleased with his the contribute and give coach what- 26 difference in points in the Weatherspoon picked up his
ballhandlers, Davis said Shul-
Bulldogs guarded — or tried to ever he wants and needs to help paint and their 38-30 rebound- technical foul at the 5:19 mark
guard — Hinson. his team win. er has played a key role in the
ing edge. and missed the rest of the half.
“We did, obviously, a horrible The former Columbus High ‘We had too many turnovers, The Bulldogs also committed team’s 3-0 start in SEC play.
job on Blake Hinson,” Howland School standout and two-time especially out of our two main four turnovers — a charge by “Devontae plays Most Valu-
said. “We knew what we was — Mississippi Gatorade Player ballhandlers,” Howland said, Quinndary Weatherspoon, Ab- able Player minutes for us every
he was a 3-point shooter The of the Year did his damage referring to Quinndary Weath- dul Ado missed a pass from game,” Davis said.
first one he made in the second in eight minutes. Woodard II erspoon (five) and Peters (four). Peters in the lane, a travel by Follow Dispatch sports editor
half, we were playing off of him, played only one minute in the The Rebels had 10. “We have to Holman, and a force by Peters Adam Minichino on Twitter @
which is just inexcusable. This second half. do a better job of having more on a one-on-one move to end ctsportseditor

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State in a Southeastern drive down the left lane shoot 46.6 percent from ond half, they really got it toughness to come back not falling victim to the
Conference game before blocked near the goal. the field, which was a lit- going.” and to play,” said Davis, emotions in a game.
a crowd of 10,021 at Hum- Abdul Ado grabbed the tle off their 50.2-percent Tyree nearly wasn’t who added the screen was Ole Miss turned the
phrey Coliseum. rebound, but he was mark entering the game. around to take the win- legal, “and then continue tide in the second half,
“I just attacked him stripped when he dribbled That mark was second in ning shot or see any of the to play and it didn’t go as building a 72-64 lead on
(for) a wide-open layup,” the ball to gain his bal- the SEC at the start of play 3-pointers. One minute great for him. He didn’t a dunk by Tyree with 6:20
said Tyree, who had 19 ance. Saturday. into the game, Tyree tried make a lot of shots, but he
to go. Peters responded
points on 5-for-12 shoot- Blake Hinson led Ole The 12 3-pointers were to get through a screen on played, and that’s what ex-
with seven points in the
ing from the field. He also Miss with a game-high the most MSU has allowed the left wing and banged perienced guards, expe-
had five assists and zero 26 points. The freshman this season. The total was his left shoulder against rienced players, you have next two-plus minutes,
turnovers in 35 minutes. guard/forward was 8-for- one shy of the 13 hit by the Mississippi State to draw from those guys. and Aric Holman added a
“That’s the one you want 16 from the field, includ- Wofford. The 31 attempts player. He writhed on the That was one of the key el- 3-pointer, but he missed a
to get at the end of the ing 5-for-11 from 3-point were the most against the court in pain for a few sec- ements to us winning the free throw on what could
game.” range. Terence Davis (12 Bulldogs in a game. onds before the officials game.” have been a four-point
Tyree added two free points) and Devontae “They were slipping stopped play. Tyree left MSU held the largest play.
throws with 9.5 seconds Shuler (10) also scored a lot, in terms of the the game but returned lead of the game, 32-21, The Bulldogs had oth-
left after MSU (12-3, 0-2) in double figures for screens, which they do,” with a little more than 16 with 7 minutes, 37 sec- er opportunities down the
had two possessions in the Rebels, who earned Mississippi State coach minutes to play in the half. onds to go in the first half stretch, but Terence Davis
which it had an opportu- their 10th-straight victo- Ben Howland said. “They Tyree said the pain after a 3-pointer by Peters. blocked a drive by Peters
nity to tie the game or to ry. They also have won are a very good offensive was “severe”, but he said The Bulldogs couldn’t ap- and Quinndary Weather-
take the lead. nine of the last 11 games team. Basically, they’re adrenaline took over and ply the knockout blow,
spoon had a 3-pointer go
Quinndary Weath- against the Bulldogs. playing with four guards allowed him to return. At though, and led 41-39 at
in and out. Still, Howland
erspoon (team-high 18 Ole Miss matched a lot of time out there, so halftime, Tyree returned halftime.
points) missed a 3-pointer a season high with 12 you have to be aware of with two black adhesive Howland said his play- said the Bulldogs didn’t
from the left wing on the 3-pointers on a sea- that. strips that looked like ers appeared to down at execute as well as they
Bulldogs first attempt to son-high 31 attempts. “In the first half, I Band-Aids on his shoulder the break even though needed to.
tie the game. Lamar Pe- The 38.7-percent shoot- thought we defended the and his shoulder blade. they led. He said they Follow Dispatch sports
ters (15 points) appeared ing effort from behind the three pretty well. They “It just shows a lot for have to do a better job of editor Adam Minichino on
to have his left-handed arc enabled the Rebels to were 5-for-16. In the sec- his character and his stay on an even keel and Twitter @ctsportseditor
The Dispatch • Sunday, January 13, 2019 7B

Federal work at Superfund sites suspended during shutdown
EPA’s shutdown plans said the agency with high levels of arsenic,
lead and other contami-
evaluate about 800 Super-
fund sites to see how many
nation “wholly depends”
on the length of the shut-
unclear if state workers or
contractors were continu-
would evaluate about 800 Superfund nants in the soil that the
Environmental Protection
could pose an immediate
threat. As an example of
“Unless there is im-
ing work.
But long before the
sites to see how many could pose an Agency has been scrap-
ing up and carting away,
that kind of threat, it cited
an acid leak from a mine
mediate risk like a storm,
a flood, a week or two of
shutdown began, Brown
harbored doubts the clean-
immediate threat house by house. that could threaten the slowdowns is not going to up was working anyway.
As President Donald public water supply. That’s very likely affect the clean- “My main concern is
The Associated Press due of the country’s facto- Trump and Congress bat- the hazard at Northern up at the site,” Bellow said. the health of the people
ries and mines. tle over Trump’s demand California’s Iron Mountain In north Birmingham, out here,” said Brown,
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. “We are already hurt- for a wall on the southern mine, where EPA workers Brown said it’s been a cou- who has asthma. “All of us
— The government shut- ing, and it’s just adding U.S. border, the 3-week- help prevent an unending ple of weeks since she’s are sick, and we’ve got to
down has suspended fed- more fuel to the fire,” says old partial government flow of lethally acidic run- spotted any EPA crews function on medicine ev-
eral cleanups at Superfund 40-year-old Keisha Brown. shutdown has stopped off off the Superfund site at people’s houses. It was ery day.”
sites around the nation Her home is in a commu- federal work on Super- from spilling into rivers
and forced the cancella- nity nestled among plants fund sites except for cases downstream.
tion of public hearings, that turn coal into car- where the administration Practically speaking,
deepening the mistrust bon-rich fuel and other deems “there is an immi- said Bonnie Bellow, a
and resentment of sur- factories on Birmingham’s nent threat to the safety former EPA official who
rounding residents who north side. of human life or to the pro- worked on Superfund pub-
feel people in power long The mostly Afri- tection of property.” lic outreach at the agency,
ago abandoned them to can-American community EPA’s shutdown plans the impact of the stoppage
live among the toxic resi- has been forced to cope said the agency would of work at sites across the

Area obituaries
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free of charge. Extended ments. born Oct. 30, 1943, in tation will be two hours
obituaries with a photograph, Mr. Simpson was Clay County, to the late prior to services at the
born to the late James Ivodale Husband and
Call today.
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may wish to include, are avail- lie Elizabeth Simpson She was formerly em- in charge of arrange-
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body has been donated to born Sept. 29, 1947, in
science. If the deceased’s ics at Mississippi State preceded in death by
University. He was a her husband, William Birmingham, to the late
body was donated to science,
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proof of death. Please submit Baptist Church. Mamie Hill. Perry. She was formerly
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through Friday; no later than 4 brother, Robert P. Simp- Wiggins of Starkville; preceded in death by
p.m. Saturday for the Sunday son; six grandchildren; sister, Sara Forrester her husband, James
edition; and no later than 7:30 and three great-grand- of Pheba; three grand- William Clark Jr.; son,
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ty; son, Jim Clark of
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Vernon; sister, Gracie
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Wentworth; and two
LONGVIEW — ical Center in Tupelo. grandchildren.
James Harkins Simp- Services will be at 2 Romona Clark
son Jr., 87, died Jan. 9, p.m. Sunday at Rob- VERNON, Ala. —
2019. inson Funeral Home Romona Ann Clark, Ruby Wheeler
Services will be at Chapel with the Rev. 71, died Jan. 10, 2019, COLUMBUS —
noon Monday at Welch Byron Davis officiating. at Baptist Memorial Ruby Wheeler, 88, died
Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Me- Hospital in Memphis, Jan. 12, 2019.
A private family burial morial Gardens Cem- Tennessee. Arrangements are
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Mavis Harris
Cemetery in Caledonia. be one hour prior to p.m. Sunday at Chan- announced by Lowndes
Visitation will be one services at the funeral dler Funeral Home Funeral Home.

Mavis Renie Harris, age 90,
died Wednesday, January 09,
2019, at Baptist Memorial Hos-

Alabama bans smoking on public beach pital, Columbus.
Graveside services will be
held Sunday, January 13, 2019
Ordinance also bans pets, fireworks, ed an Alabama first: The
public beachfront became
The smoke free public
beach is part of an ordi-
at 2:00 PM at Pleasant Hill Bap-
tist Church Cemetery with Rev.
alcoholic beverages, open fires, smoke free. reports the ban
nance that also bans pets,
fireworks, alcoholic bev-
David Honeycutt officiating.
Memorial Gunter Peel Funeral
drones and laser pointers is part of a national trend.
From the beachfronts of
erages, open fires, drones
and laser pointers.
Home & Crematory, 2nd Ave. North location is in
charge of arrangements.
The Associated Press It’s also undergoing New Jersey to Florida, Gulf Shores Recreation Mrs. Harris was born on Monday, March 26,
$15 million in renovations politicians are looking to and Cultural Affairs Di-
1928, in Kennedy, AL, to the late Johnnie Melvin
GULF SHORES, Ala. and city officials want to snuff the butts in an effort rector Grant Brown says
— Gulf Shores’ sug-
and Mattie Lou Howard Junkin. Mrs. Harris was
keep it looking nice. So, to lure tourists and keep enforcement is not rig-
ar-white sandy beaches the popular tourist attrac- orous but fines are stiff.
a 1947 graduate of New Hope High School and
in June, city officials ad-
are Alabama’s most pop- opted a wide-ranging list tions from looking like Violators could face fines a retired employee of United Technologies. She
ular half-mile stretch of of regulations that includ- ashtrays. of up to $500 and jail time. was a kind, caring and gentle person that loved
public beachfront. her husband, children, grandchildren and great
grandchildren immensely. She enjoyed her class
and family reunions and visits from her very
dear long time friends and caring neighbors. She
loved all animals and adopted many of them. She
was a blessing to all that knew her and will be
sadly missed.
In addition to her parents she was preceded
in death by her husband, Fred Harris; her sis-
ters, Mozelle Orr and Shelby Jean Sloan; and her
brothers, Marshall Junkin and Herbert Junkin.
Survivors include her daughters, Patricia
Smith (Douglas), Gainesville, FL, Jennifer Up-
church (Jerry), Sinton, TX, Dianne Vanslyke
(Walter), Caledonia, MS and Phyllis Randolph
(Mark), Vernon, AL; sons, Ricky Harris, Steens,
MS and Danny Harris, Steens, MS; sister-in-law,
Maxine Junkin, Columbus, MS; eight grand-
Mavis Harris children, Tracy Graff (Richard), Kenneth Smith
Graveside Services: (Jen), Christopher Smith, Dianna Henshaw
Sunday, Jan. 13 • 2 PM
Pleasant Hill Church Cemetery (Ace), Nicole Van Slyke, Mary Elizabeth Harris,
Memorial Gunter Peel Stephanie Schrimsher (Adam) and Justin Ran-
Funeral Home dolph; and nine great-grandchildren.
2nd Ave. North Location
In lieu of flowers, you may send a donation to
the building fund for Pleasant Hill Baptist Church
at 1383 Pleasant Hill Rd., Columbus, MS 39702. Sign the online guest book at
716 Second Avenue North • Columbus, MS
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Promising group of youngsters taking charge on professional tour
By DOUG FERGUSON ing fulltime the same year,” he almost every way — had to rein- there. the beauty of golf is that no
The Associated Press said. “For the first three years, vent the wheel and learn to play Scott Verplank, who won the other sport can be so ageless.
he was the only player younger the style of golf required on the 1985 Western Open when he Remember, Mickelson won last
HONOLULU — Leave it to than me. That put me at 23, 24, PGA Tour. was an amateur, watched the year when he was 47 at a World
the oldest rookie to best illus- 25. There was no younger play- “Now you just come out here, NCAA Championship in Still- Golf Championship.
trate how the PGA Tour has be- er besides Tiger Woods than guns blazing,” he said. water, Oklahoma, last spring Howell’s point was that it’s
come such a young man’s game. me my first three years. More are on the way. and he couldn’t believe what getting even more difficult to
Chris Thompson tried for 19 “How many players on the Woods went straight from he was seeing. And it wasn’t win as tour cards go to younger
years to reach the highest lev- tour now are 25 and under?” college to the PGA Tour. Play- just his alma mater, Oklahoma and younger players.
el of golf, and he finally earned Cink asked. “Forty?” ing on sponsor exemptions, he State, winning the title. Just “When I first started on tour,
a PGA Tour card when he was He was close. There are 29 made enough money to secure about every team that reached the best players were the older
42. With every year he spent players with full status on tour a full card in just four tourna- the quarterfinals of match play
on mini-tours from Florida to players,” Howell said.
who are 25 or younger. That in- ments, and then he won in Las had players who looked like Woods — again, the excep-
Arizona, he couldn’t help but cludes Jordan Spieth and Justin Vegas in his fifth start as a pro. they were ready for the PGA
notice that getting better only tion — was No. 1 and on his way
Thomas, who already have won It took nine years before that Tour.
meant keeping up. to four straight majors in How-
majors and reached No. 1 in the happened again. Ryan Moore, Charles Howell III also went
“It’s a profession that not ell’s first full season in 2001.
world. It includes Jon Rahm and the NCAA and U.S. Amateur to Oklahoma State and keeps
many good players get out of, But the top 10 in the world was
Bryson DeChambeau and Xan- champion, did it in 12 events in tabs on college golf, “so I kind
but there’s always good players filled with players in their 30s
der Schauffele, all of whom are 2005, helped mightily by a run- of knew what was coming.”
getting into it,” Thompson said. among the top 10 in the world ner-up finish in the Canadian “All these guys were hitting — Mickelson and Vijay Singh,
Stewart Cink knows what ranking. Open. the ball over 300 yards and they Ernie Els and Davis Love III,
he’s talking about it. “They play a lot more, Only three other players had all putt great,” he said. “You Colin Montgomerie and Hal
Cink and Tiger Woods ar- against better competition done that since 1980, a short list get Justin Thomas come out Sutton.
rived on the PGA Tour at rough- when they’re younger now,” that included Phil Mickelson, and win a bunch. Jordan Spieth “Now I’ve gotten older, it’s
ly the same time and were voted Cink said. “And they’re just who won as an amateur. comes out and wins a bunch. So shifted the other way,” How-
rookie of the year in consecu- more seasoned when they come Now? when they do that, then that’s ell said. “And the best players
tive seasons (1996 and 1997). out here. There is no break-in Spieth didn’t have a card on a veteran’s job gone. That’s an- seem to be the younger players.
Woods got an early start in the period anymore like there used any tour in 2013 and effective- other veteran’s job gone. That’s So you go look now at all the
fall of 1996 and won two times to be because you don’t need to ly secured his card in six tour- just how it works.” guys that we talk about, that
in eight starts, so that became learn.” naments. Rahm got it done in Not entirely. we focus on — Jordan, McIlroy,
his rookie season. Cink’s first When he started two de- three starts after he turned pro Golf doesn’t have a 53-man Justin Thomas, etc. These are
full season was 1997. cades ago, Cink said most play- in 2016. What was the exception or 25-man roster like the NFL all the young guys. And they’re
“So really, we started play- ers — Woods is an exception in is not the norm, but it’s getting or Major League Baseball. And the sport’s best.”

Kuchar holds lead at Sony Open; Reavie, Cink close
By DOUG FERGUSON ed, but awfully excited,” end, Spieth ran off two No. 6. that Reavie made more of the islands, and plans
The Associated Press Kuchar said with the birdies, missed a 10-foot The PGA Tour only be- eagles than birdies, and to stay another few weeks
same smile he wears for birdie putt and then nar- gan keeping hole-by-hole the one shot that made after the Sony Open. He
HONOLULU — The most any occasion. rowly missed chipping in records in 1983, and no him think the ball might likes it better when he can
easygoing vibe in Hawaii Kuchar was at 14-un- go in the hole led to a par.
for eagle. one had ever made three play a few tournaments.
is a perfect fit for Matt
der 126, matching the “I loved the fight,” Spi- eagles in one round on “Apparently, I need to He became eligible for
Kuchar, who spends as
lowest 36-hole score of eth said. “I feel like I was par 4s since then. Reavie go buy a lottery ticket to- the winners-only field at
much as a month at a time
his PGA Tour career. He trying to win the tourna- didn’t think all that much day,” Reavie said. Kapalua last week by win-
on the islands when his
also had a 126 in Las Ve- ment trying to make the about it until he piped a That would be a good ning at another beach re-
schedule allows.
The Sony Open is more gas in 2008. cut, which is not some- drive on No. 8 and hit a idea, except Hawaii sort — Mayakoba — last
about work than play, and Putnam, playing in thing I want to get used wedge that covered the doesn’t have a lottery. For year, opening with rounds
he’s having just as much the afternoon, had a bo- to.” flag. now, he has to figure out of 64-64, the kind of start
fun. gey-free 65 and was one He returns in two “It was on a good line, how to make up four shots he has enjoyed at Waialae.
Kuchar ran off four shot behind. Chez Reavie weeks at Torrey Pines. and that was the only on Kuchar. Clearly, the 40-year-
birdies in five holes to (65) and Stewart Cink No one had a more time it crossed my mind Cink made nine bird- old is in a better spot than
start his second round (62) were four behind. memorable round than — ‘Wow, could we make ies in his round of 62. when he had gone more
Friday, handled the par Jordan Spieth had a Reavie. He holed out for another one?’” he said. Marc Leishman (64) and than three years without
5s at Waialae again and short week after a long eagle three times from “The other two, I just hit Ted Potter Jr. (65) were at winning and was left off
finished with another break from golf. In his the fairway — a sand the shot I was trying to 9-under 131 the Ryder Cup team for
round of 7-under 63 to 2019 debut, Spieth had wedge from 101 yards on see and it was going at the Kuchar sometimes the first time in 10 years.
take a one-shot lead over a 66 and missed the cut No. 10 at the start of his hole. Never expected it comes to Hawaii with his He felt as though he was
Andrew Putnam. by one shot. Needing to round; a 9-iron from 149 to go in. It’s always a sur- wife and two kids even grinding too hard, and
“To shoot 7 under birdie the last four holes yards on No. 16, and a gap prise when it disappears.” when he’s not playing that’s not a trait he wears
back-to-back is unexpect- to qualify for the week- wedge from 135 yards on So odd was this round golf. He has been to five well.

Sabbatini starts new chapter with Slovakian debut at Sony Open
By DOUG FERGUSON He now plays under the Slo- The Olympics take no more There are more golf courses last won on the PGA Tour in
The Associated Press vak flag. than two players from each in Palm Beach County, where 2011 at the Honda Classic.
“Just to support her and to country — a maximum of four if Sabbatini lives, than Slovakia. That’s where he met his wife a
HONOLULU — Rory Sabba- support our son,” Sabbatini they are among the top 15 in the Among the best is Penati Golf few years later.
tini has been playing the Sony said. “Getting Slovak citizen- world ranking — until it reach- Resort, a Jack Nicklaus design “It was my first event, and I
Open the last 20 years, and this ship is important to them, just es the 60 players. So while Sab- where the European Challenge wanted to see the profession-
one was different before he hit as important as her getting her batini is No. 201 in the world, Tour last staged an event in al level, how they were, what’s
a shot. U.S. citizenship. So I’m support- his Olympic ranking this week 2016. their routines,” she said. “This
Start with the flag stitched ing her, and the added benefit is at No. 49. The winner was Espen Kosf- is why I came there.”
onto his golf bag. was her cousin is the director “Obviously, if things happen stad of Norway, and his victo- Sabbatini says he has been
And when he stepped to the of golf development in Slovakia, to fall the way they possibly ry qualified him for the 2016 three or four times to Slovakia,
first tee Thursday, he heard and we thought this was an op- could, that would be fantastic,” Olympics in Rio. a central European country that
words never uttered on the PGA portunity.” Sabbatini said. “But I think golf An Olympic golfer playing shares borders with Austria,
Tour. One benefit is the Olym- being back in the Olympics is under the Slovak flag seemed the Czech Republic, Poland,
“From Bratislava, Slovakia, pics, though Sabbatini said that definitely a great advantage unlikely until Sabbatini became Ukraine and Hungary. Bratisla-
Rory Sabbatini.” wasn’t his primary motive. for golf all over the world. I just a citizen. va is near the Austrian border,
Golf fans know him as the After a ceremony at the Con- truly hope that we can really “Her cousin came up with an hour from Vienna. They have
42-year-old South African with sulate General of the Slovak get the program to develop in the idea,” Sabbatini said. “This a place they rent when there.
plenty of spunk and enough Republic in New York, Sabba- Slovakia, and if the Olympics is an opportunity to bring more Where this leads? Sabbatini
game to have won six times on tini said he hoped playing for would happen to boost it, that kids into the game of golf, be- doesn’t know.
the PGA Tour, who played in Slovakia would be a source of would be fantastic.” cause they really haven’t had He played college golf in Ar-
the Presidents Cup and once inspiration for young players His wife’s cousin is Rastislav an exposure on an international izona, made it to the PGA Tour
reached as high as No. 8 in the in a country that has only eight Antal, the vice president of the stage to really have someone to on his first try and won in his
world. other players listed in the Offi- Slovak Golf Association. He follow. They have a lot of hockey second year.
That changed during a cere- cial World Golf Ranking, three said last month at the New York players, skiers, tennis players, He has never played more
mony in New York last month, of them amateurs. ceremony that his hope was for all sports. But nobody in golf.” than two European Tour events
when Sabbatini became a nat- The next Slovak behind Sab- Sabbatini to raise interest in the Sabbatini, who won the in one season, and his last ap-
uralized citizen of Slovakia, batini is Petr Valasek at No. country so that children would World Cup with Trevor Immel- pearance was the Czech Mas-
home of his wife, Martina. 1,930. get hooked on golf. man for South Africa in 2003, ters in 2016.
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Building Hope

Courtesy photo
Janet Robertson of Columbus, far right, celebrates graduation day with happy kindergarten children at Hope School in Africa’s Ngedo sector of Rwanda in
December 2017. Robertson, a New Hope Middle School science instructor, spent five years in Rwanda and was instrumental in helping establish and build
the school envisioned by its founder, Chantal Mubarure, next to Robertson, along with a teacher, at left. Robertson returned to Columbus in May 2018 and
continues to serve as educational advisor to Hope School.

A local teacher helps ‘build a bridge’ between continents

hen Janet Robertson stands be-
fore her New Hope Middle School
science students, the class has her
full attention. But there are quiet moments,
after-hours or during down time, when her
mind travels 8,000 miles away. It returns to
the east-central African Republic of Rwanda,
to other young faces, most of them only 3 to
7 years old. It wasn’t so long ago that Robert-
son was with those children who were going
to school in structures with no electricity
and latrines for restrooms. As an educator
and missionary in Rwanda for almost five
years, the alumna of New Hope High School
and Mississippi University for Women came
to know that country decimated by genocide
in 1994. For two years — from 2016 to May
2018, when she returned to Mississippi —
her efforts have focused on helping to build
a Christian primary school in one of the
most impoverished areas of the country, the
eastern province, Ngedo sector. There, Hope
School embraces the power of education to
disrupt the cycle of poverty and strives to
offer the area’s most vulnerable children a
real opportunity to learn. An opportunity to
improve life for themselves and, hopefully,
eventually their homeland.
Challenges to building the new school
were many, but before leaving Africa eight
Courtesy photo
months ago, Robertson was able to see the
Janet Robertson of Columbus, at right, is pictured at the construction site of Hope School in
doors open. It gladdens her heart. September 2017 with school founder Chantal Mubarure, left, and a local government official.
“The children now have their own chairs,
with backs, and they have tables without volunteer in education. She got firm support been volunteering as educational advisor by
splinters. We have windows, a lot of light!” from her family and her church, Columbus providing her high level of expertise in both
she said, extolling features taken for granted Church of Christ. classroom teaching and training to increase
in American schools. In a place with even Mubarure told The Dispatch via email the quality of education ... After going back
very little running water, every advancement that Hope School was established in the to the U.S., we are still working together, and
merits gratitude. Ngedo sector because there was no existing she is still doing (the) best to serve though
formal preschool. she cannot be physically on (the) field.”
■■■ “These children come from the poorest Robertson continues to act as education-
families, and they cannot have access to this al advisor to the school with 115 Rwandan
The vision for Hope School originated kind of education otherwise. By offering children in preschool through second-grade.
in Rwanda with Chantal Mubarure, who them free preschool education, they would They began their new school year earlier
founded Hope Assistance Foundation. She be ready for primary school and become this month. Plans are to add a new grade
and Robertson met when Robertson taught more competitive in the future. In addition, each year as they advance, through sixth
Mubarure’s children as a science specialist the chain of poverty would therefore be bro- grade.
for two years at an international school in the ken through education.” In blue shirts and black shorts, for boys,
capital city of Kigali. At the end of that two- Of Robertson, Mubarure said, “I cannot skirts for girls, they report daily to the new
year contract, Robertson returned to Colum- find words to explain (her) role. She has and building where they receive porridge at
bus and “sold everything — dishes, furni- still is a true partner in this ministry. Since breakfast and rice and beans at midday.
ture, truck” in order to return to Rwanda as a the early implementation process, (she) has See Robertson, 6C
2C Sunday, January 13, 2019 The Dispatch •

Today details at top of calendar.
Tuesday, Jan. 22
Exhibit opening — The West Lowndes MSU Alumni As-
Point/Clay County Arts Council hosts Monday, Jan. 21 sociation — Learn more about
a reception from 2-3 p.m. to open Day of Giving — Following spreading the Maroon and White as
a Tommy Valentine exhibit at the a free 8 a.m. breakfast at Trotter this chapter hosts a business and
Louise Campbell Center for the Arts, Convention Center in Columbus, organizational meeting at 6 p.m.
235 Commerce St., West Point. Free. volunteers will distribute school sup- at the Lowndes County Extension
Visit plies to teachers to help finish the office, 485 Tom Rose Road, Colum-
school year, sponsored by Visit Co- bus. Share ideas and learn about Courtesy photo
lumbus, City of Columbus, Board of the mission. Food provided. RSVP
Tuesday, Jan. 15 Supervisors, Sodexo, United Way of to Adrienne Morris at adriennem- Saturday, Jan. 19
Lowndes Relay for Life Lowndes County and The W. Register, or Janet
Symphony orchestra — The Starkville-MSU Symphony Orches-
Kickoff — Get involved in the for the breakfast at To Downey at jdowney@alumni.msstate.
volunteer, email volunteer@uwlc-ms. tra presents “Our America” at 7:30 p.m. in MSU’s Lee Hall. Celebrate
Lowndes County Relay for Life by edu, or 662-325-8515. both new and historic works of American music. Free to the public.
org or call 662-328-0943.
attending a kickoff event at 5:30 Visit
Unity Breakfast/Day of
p.m. at the Columbus Fire & Rescue
training facility, 1601 Main St. Service — Mississippi State Thursday, Jan. 24
Become part of the event leadership honors Martin Luther King Jr. with Exhibit reception — The For more information, call 662-328- holders open Jan. 22. General
team. For more information, contact a 25th annual Unity Breakfast at 8 Starkville Area Arts Council hosts 8936. admission opens Jan. 25. 662-323-
Jana Alford at jana.alford@cancer. a.m. and 9 a.m. program at The Mill, a free reception at 5:30 p.m. in 6855.
org, or 662-582-0049. 600 Russell St., Starkville (first- The Partnership lobby, 200 E. Main
come, first-served; doors open 7:30 St., Starkville, for “Endangered Tuesday, Jan. 29
a.m.). For reserved tables through Mississippi.” MSU architecture GSDP annual banquet — The Saturday, Feb. 2
sponsorship, call Tyrel Jernigan, students explore small homes and Frostbite Half-Marathon —
Friday, Jan. 18 662-325-2493. After the program, large plantation stables in need of
Greater Starkville Development Part-
nership hosts its annual banquet at This 9 a.m. half-marathon, 10K and
Memphis Jones — The Colum- volunteers will help at sites in the revitalization. The Mill at 6:30 p.m. For information 5K begins and ends on Starkville’s
bus Arts Council presents Memphis community. To sign up to volunteer, or tickets, visit Main Street. Find details and reg-
Jones & The City Limits from B.B. go to
King’s Blues Club on Beale Street West Point MLK Celebration Jan. 25-March 8 istration info at, or
email starkvillefrostbitehalf@gmail.
at 7:30 p.m. in the Rosenzweig Arts — Communities, churches and clubs Smithsonian Water/Ways Jan. 31, Feb. 1-3, Feb. 5-9 com. Awards and post party at noon,
Center Omnova Theater, 501 Main are encouraged to join an assembly Exhibition — This traveling “The Heiress” — Starkville in conjunction with SOUPer Bowl.
St.. CAC member tickets are $15 in of marchers departing East Half Mile interactive exhibit at the Tennes- Community Theatre presents this SOUPer Bowl — Sample soups
advance/$17 at the door. Non-mem- Street and Dr. Martin Luther King St. see-Tombigbee Waterway Transpor- stirring costume drama about a from local chefs and eateries on
bers, $20/$22. Get tickets at colum- (Navastar and the Old B&W parking tation Museum, 318 Seventh St. N., young woman in the Victorian Age Starkville’s Main Street downtown or call 662-328-2787 lot) in West Point at 9 a.m., ending Columbus, explores how water af- challenging strictures placed on her from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Vote for your
(closed Mondays). at Mary Holmes College Gymnasium fects the way we live, work, worship, life by society and a domineering favorite. Advance tickets are $15
for a program at 10 a.m. For more create and play, and how to sustain father. Show times 7:30 p.m. (except adults; $5 children. Get them at
information, contact Anna Jones, this resource for the future. A Main Feb. 3, 2 p.m.) at Playhouse on, or The Partnership,
Saturday, Jan. 19 662-494-1024 (day) or 662-494- Street exhibition made possible by Main, 108 E. Main St., Starkville. 200 Main St., Starkville. For more
Symphony orchestra — See 1173 (evening). the Mississippi Humanities Council. Reservations for SCT season ticket information, call 662-323-3322.

Memphis Jones brings a dose of Beale Street to the Triangle
CAC event is American Advertising
WHO: Columbus Arts Council
Friday, 7:30 p.m. Jones told The Dis-
patch, “Our band has
WHAT: Memphis Jones and
The City Limits Band
in Columbus traveled internationally
together, and we’re excit-
WHEN: Friday, Jan. 18; 7:30
WHERE: Rosenzweig Arts Cen-
BY JAN SWOOPE ed to come to Columbus!” ter, 501 Main St., Columbus “I love his style,” said TICKETS: CAC members
$15 advance/$17 at door;

Miller. “He’s got that cool
rom blues to soul factor. He can really sing non-members $20/$22, at
and rock ’n’ roll, or 662-328-
and can really talk about 2787, or at the RAC at 501
Memphis Jones de- music — and we love Main St. (closed Mondays).
livers a Memphis-music music here.” (Show your ticket for day-of-
experience to every audi- show 10 percent discount at
ence. Jones’ high-energy Thai by Thai and Zachary’s
infotainment is a weekly How to go restaurants.)
fixture at B.B. King’s CAC member tickets
Blues Club on world-fa- are $15 in advance; $17
at the door. Non-member include Glenn and Jan
mous Beale Street. Miller, Tommy and
On Friday, Jan. 18, the tickets are $20 advance;
Courtesy photo $22 at the door. On the Kay Jones, Hyatt Place,
Columbus Arts Council Memphis Jones, left, and The City Limits Band — Kirk Barkley on drums, Mike Mitchell Distributing, the
brings Jones and his day of the concert, show
Stoker on bass and vocals — will be in concert at the Columbus Arts Council’s your ticket at Thai by Mississippi Arts Com-
band, The City Limits, Rosenzweig Arts Center Friday at 7:30 p.m. Get tickets at, or call mission and ArtWorks.
to the Rosenzweig Arts 662-328-2787 (closed Mondays).
Thai or Zachary’s restau-
rants for a 10 percent Concessions will
Center Omnova Theater
and recommended him To say Jones, a rie Presley. He can deliv- meal discount. be available Friday by
at 501 Main St. in down-
to the Columbus Arts Memphis native, is pas- er a conference keynote Purchase tickets at co- donation, including soft
town Columbus.
Moment-manufac- Council. Miller, of Colum- sionate about his city’s address, work the K Love, or at the drinks, beer, set-ups and
turer, dot-connector, bus, is director of field music and its roots is Awards Show or appear arts center at 501 Main snacks.
storyteller, encourager services for Mississippi an understatement. He in Memphis Convention St. (closed Mondays). Or For tickets or informa-
— all have been used to Main Street Association. shares that passion not and Visitors Bureau call 662-328-2787. tion, visit columbus-arts.
describe Memphis Jones. “He has such a gift of only as a performer, but promos. Past clients have Concert sponsors org or call 662-328-2787.
“People need to hear storytelling through his also by leading music included Elvis Presley
him; he’s that good,” said music,” Miller continued. and culture tours in his Enterprises, Graceland,
Jan Miller, who first saw “He knows so much, and hometown, by emceeing MAST Travel Network,
Jones perform in Tupelo he draws you in. I fell in festivals, hosting videos Mississippi Public Health
at a conference in 2016 love with him.” or interviewing Lisa Ma- Association and the

Columbus-Lowndes Public Library earns Star status
BY JAN SWOOPE n Total program how many Winning Star libraries attendance per capita books are will receive a certificate

n Public internet ter- checked and a Mississippi Star
olumbus-Lowndes minal uses per capita out within Library star to feature on
Public Library While Mississippi a year, their website.
System is among does not currently have how many
12 library systems in the The Mississippi
any national Library people are Library Commission
state recently named as
Journal Library Stars, logging supports innovative pro-
Mississippi Library Stars Busbea
the Mississippi Library on,” said grams and initiatives to
for Fiscal Year 2017. The
Commission has award- Library strengthen and enhance
concept of Library Stars
ed Mississippi Library Director Erin Busbea. library services for all
comes from the national
Stars to the best-scoring “We see a lot of usage — Mississippians. The
professional magazine,
Library Journal. The pub- libraries in this state, not just in Columbus, but agency is funded by the
lication separates library recognizing the three Caledonia, Crawford and Mississippi Legislature,
systems into categories highest-scoring library Artesia.”
with additional funding
by expenditures they re- systems in each of four The numbers show
provided through the
port on the annual Public expenditure categories the library is a valuable
Institute of Museum and
Library Statistics report (with Level IV being part of the community.
Library Services under
submitted to the Institute the highest expenditure “People very much
level). need the library as a re- provisions of the Library
for Museum and Library Services and Technology
Services. The star rat- Columbus-Lowndes source for finding books
Public Library System for school, entertainment Act, offering leadership
ings are then calculated
is recognized in Level for their children or re- in library services, ad-
by comparing libraries’
III, along with Sunflower sources for an adult who vocacy and training for
in the following areas:
n Mississippi Mea- County Library Sys- needs to find a job, espe- library professionals and
sures (an amalgamation tem and Lincoln-Law- cially if you don’t have paraprofessionals.
of statistics on interli- rence-Franklin Regional internet access at home,” For more informa-
brary loan, statewide Library System. said Busbea, citing a few tion about the Colum-
database use, number “It’s based on annual examples of why patrons bus-Lowndes Public
of registered users and statistics we have to visit the library. “I think Library System, call
items withdrawn) turn in each year — how we’re one of the only free 662-329-5300. The main
n Circulation per many people are com- places in town that offers library is located at 314
capita ing through our doors, computers.” Seventh St. N.

Tell your child a bedtime story.
The Dispatch • Sunday, January 13, 2019 3C

MSU to celebrate MLK Jr.’s life, legacy
with Unity Breakfast, Day of Service
MSU Office
of Public Affairs
IF YOU GO: staff and assistant to the State Kaelyn, Jessica and Marcus Jr.
WHO: Mississippi State University Superintendent of Education at At the conclusion of the pro-

WHAT: Unity Breakfast, Day of the Mississippi Department of gram, MSU’s Maroon Volun-
ississippi State is hon- Service Education. teer Center will encourage par-
oring Martin Luther WHEN: Monday, Jan. 21, 8 a.m.
(doors open 7:30 a.m.) Thompson has served as an ticipants to engage in a “Day of
King Jr.’s life and lega-
WHERE: The Mill at MSU, 600 Rus- educator in the Jackson Public Service” at various sites around
cy as a minister, humanitarian sell St., Starkville and Copiah County school the local community. Volunteer
and civil rights activist during COST: Free (first-come, first-served) districts. In addition to holding opportunities are available at,
the university’s 25th Annual
an endorsement to teach in among others, Camp Semi-
Unity Breakfast and Day of
Service Monday, Jan. 21. Marcus L. Thompson, elementary education, he is nole, McKee Park, Ms. Smith’s
Breakfast will be served deputy commissioner and licensed to teach English, his- Educational Services, Sam D.
promptly at 8 a.m., followed chief administrative officer for tory, mathematics and Spanish. Hamilton Noxubee National
by a 9 a.m. program at The the Mississippi Institutions of Thompson holds a bachelor’s Wildlife Refuge, Oktibbeha
Mill at MSU, 600 Russell St. in Higher Learning, is keynote degree in history and Spanish County Heritage Museum,
Starkville. Seating is available speaker. and a Master of Education in Palmer Home Thrift Store,
on a first-come, first-served Also serving as system elementary education from The Salvation Army, Sally
basis, and doors open at 7:30 diversity officer, Thompson Mississippi College. Kate Winters Family Services,
a.m. is responsible for providing A strong proponent of Oktibbeha County Fire Station
Courtesy photo Reserved tables are avail- leadership and consultation community and human capital and Starkville Community
Marcus L. Thompson, deputy able through sponsorship. For to develop and implement development, he is a member Theatre. For more information
commissioner and chief admin- equity and diversity strate- of the Mississippi Economic and to sign up as a volunteer,
details, contact Tyrel Jernigan,
istrator officer for th Mississippi
coordinator of diversity gies throughout the public Development Council and Kap- visit
Institutions of Higher Learning,
will be keynote speaker Jan. initiatives for MSU’s Office university system. Pastor of pa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. Learn more about MSU’s
21 at Mississippi State’s 25th of Institutional Diversity and Mountain Ridge United Meth- Thompson and his wife, Office of Institutional Diversity
annual Unity Breakfast and Day Inclusion, at 662-325-2493 or odist Church in Brandon, he LaToya Redd Thompson, are and Inclusion at oidi.msstate.
of Service. previously served as chief of parents of three children— edu.

Former rodeo rider exhibits MLK celebration
tribute to unsung heroes in West Point
Free reception
at 2 p.m. today announces plans

Tommy Valentine Martin Luther King Jr. celebration spon-
sored by Davidson Chapel CME Church
in West Point in West Point is set for Monday, Jan. 21. It
begins with a 9 a.m. procession from the parking
SPECIAL TO THE lot at East Half Mile Street and Dr. Martin Luther
DISPATCH King Drive (the former B&W/Navistar parking

lot) to Mary Holmes College Gymnasium. A free
n exhibit of pencil program featuring guest speaker Lesha Agnew
drawings by Clay of Chandler’s Temple CME Church of Verona
County artist Tom- begins at 10 a.m.
my Valentine opens with All communities, churches and organizations
a 2 p.m. reception today are encouraged to participate in the celebration
at the Louise Campbell march and invited to bring banners to show their
Center for the Arts at 235 representation.
Commerce St. in down- In the event of bad weather, the march will
town West Point. be replaced by a motorcade to the gymnasium
“A Tribute to Unsung located at 1032 Highway 50.
Heroes” captures the Long-sleeve T-shirts are available at Davidson
character of black cow- Chapel CME Church at 136 Martin Luther King
boys, horses, old barns, Drive, for $15 per shirt.
homes and landscapes “We are encouraging churches to provide
observed and imagined transportation along the march route and back to
by Valentine. the former B&W/Navistar parking lot after the
“Drawing, for me, is program,” said event coordinator Anna Jones.
something that I have For more information about the celebration,
done since childhood,” contact Jones at 662-494-1024 (day) or 662-494-
Valentine said. “As a 1173 (evening).
child, my teachers in
the Mt. Zion two-room
school house always
relied on me to draw
illustrations and holiday
decorations on the chalk-
board. When it closed in School news
the ’60s, I finished school
at Beasley (now West NEMCC Honors
Clay).” Courtesy photo Kelsie Nicole Gerhart and Elizabeth Dale
Valentine remembers Clay County artist Tommy Valentine is pictured with two of his drawings included in “A Phillips, both of Columbus, were among 188
spreading out paper and Tribute to Unsung Heroes” at the Louise Campbell Center for the Arts in West Point. students of Northeast Mississippi Community
pencils on the kitchen College named to the 2018 President’s List.
saw County was the first and well-being, feed 22. The Center for the Those students named to the President’s List
table. There he drew black cowboy he saw crops and intricacies of Arts will be staffed on
scenes he observed achieved a grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 on a
riding bulls. Inspired by rotating fields for grazing certain Wednesdays 4.0 scale.
during his day. As a Moseley’s courage and cattle. We handled about from 1-4 p.m. for visitors Nykia Samone Betts, Hannah Makayla Cox
youngster he would skill, Valentine joined 1,900 head on a regular to see the show. and Javier DeVonte’ Shinn, all of Columbus,
see the farm workers, the rodeo circuit as a bull basis. Usually I rode a For more information Ciearra Kadejah Harris of Crawford and Made-
especially the wranglers rider himself. horse and he took his or to schedule a tour lyn Grace Essaryof Starkville were among397
and their work with the He cites black cow- little truck, and together
animals on horseback. of the exhibit, contact students named to the 2018 Vice President’s List.
boy Joe Bell as the best the two of us could round Kathy Dyess, 662-494- Those students named to the Vice President’s
Capturing these images roper/cowboy he ever up the herd and get them
became his passion. 5678. List achieved at GPA of 3.5-3.99 on a 4.0 scale.
encountered, and Glen moved without much fuss
Working from memory Robinson as another or bother. He was such
and imagination, his cattleman he worked fun to work with,” said
drawings bring to life the and learned from at the Valentine.
world of hard work and West Point Stockyards Valentine and his
camaraderie between and Sale Barn. He also wife, Patricia, still enjoy
man and animal. enjoyed his time with country life, living on the
Even before finishing Prairie Livestock and the same land his grandfa-
school, Valentine was stockmen there. ther worked. Valentine
a valued farm hand, Other opportunities continues to pass along
learning the “ropes” arose. A very long and his knowledge, skill
(pun intended) from his successful career at and love of the land and
grandfather, Tom Valen- B&W provided a good liv- animals to his grand-
tine, and father, Vernon ing for Valentine and his children and any others
Valentine. Riding horses, family. But after his “day interested in seeing life
working the cattle as job” ended, he continued from the back of a horse.
a cowboy, learning the to farm, raise cattle and “My drawings have
sky and weather signs, enjoy life from the back allowed me to capture
animal behavior and how of a horse. Retiring after the spirit of the ranch-
to run a successful ranch 30 years from B&W ers, farm workers and
and farm became Valen- allowed Valentine to do especially the horses that
tine’s calling. what he really wanted: I so love. I appreciate so
He became fascinated work with cattle. much the opportunity to
with the idea of black Valentine speaks share my work with the
cowboys and rodeo fondly of Dr. Gordon Haz- public,” said Valentine.
riders, researching and ard, for whom he worked Sponsored by the
observing them in action many years. “Dr. Hazard West Point/Clay County
whenever possible. Larry was so knowledgeable Arts Council, the exhibit
Moseley from Chicka- about the animal health will hang through Feb.

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‘Black Panther’ inspired Golden Triangle
artwork on display at The W UNCF banquet set
Reception is Thursday,
Jan. 31, 5:30-7 p.m.
for Friday at The W

his Friday

n an exhibition at the Mississip- marks
pi University for Women Gal- the date
leries, ceramic artist Stephen of the Golden
Phillips displays his most recent Triangle United
artwork, all of which are functional Negro College
vessels in which he explores the Fund (UNCF)
juxtaposition of textures and col- Banquet. The
ors. The exhibition runs through event begins at
Friday, Feb. 8, with a reception on 6:30 p.m. at the
Thursday, Jan. 31 from 5:30 to 7 Nancy Hogarth
pm. Dining Center on
Phillips’ work primarily features the Mississippi
two series of vessels, one of which University for
he calls his “Black Panther Series.” Women campus
This group of pots are raku fired, in Columbus.
which leaves the surface a matte Keynote
black color. The pieces are finished speaker for the Courtesy photo
with a gold wax-turned-bronze evening will be Goldie M. Turner-Smith
color on the front. retired Milwau-
The other series, which is equal- kee Public School
ly bold, features stoneware fired administrator Goldie M. Turner-Smith. Admis-
with dark blue and black glazes in sion is a donation of $30.
sweeping linear embellishments. The UNCF is the nation’s largest and most
All of his pots feature design ele- effective minority education organization. It
ments inspired by Native American provides scholarships, internships and operat-
and African pottery. Many of the ing funds for 39 historically black colleges and
pots have depressions created by universities. Rust and Tougaloo Colleges are the
his finger on the surface, a remind- two schools funded in the state of Mississippi
er of the artist’s touch. through funds raised from UNCF.
Phillips is a local artist who Banquet committee chairperson Tavetia
graduated from The W in 2013 with Hughes noted that community businesses,
his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in organizations and individuals are encouraged to
studio art. He transferred to The generously donate to the UNCF and that these
W from East Mississippi Commu- contributions will be acknowledged during the
nity College–Scooba. During his banquet.
academic programs, Phillips was Courtesy photo
“A mind is a terrible thing to waste but a great
recognized for his artistic achieve- Stephen Phillips’ ceramic artistry is showcased at The W Galleries through thing to invest in,” said Hughes.
ments. In 2011, he won the First Feb. 8. The public is invited to a Jan. 31 reception for the Crawford resi- For more than 67 years, UNCF has raised
Place Ceramics Award in the com- dent at Summer Hall on campus. more than $3.4 billion dollars to help more than
petitive Mississippi Collegiate Art 350,000 students attend and graduate from
Competition. He also won awards Museum of Art in Biloxi, the The Mississippi University for college. It has distributed more funds to help
in ceramics and printmaking in the Rosenzweig Arts Center and the Women Galleries, located on the minorities attend school than any entity outside
annual juried student exhibitions R.E. Hunt Museum, both in Co- first floor of Summer Hall, are of the U.S. government.
at The W. In 2008, Phillips earned lumbus. This current show is his open Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m. Contributions may be made payable to GTR
the Artistic Achievement Award first professional solo exhibition. In to 5 p.m., following the university UNCF and mailed to P.O. Box 7915, Columbus,
from EMCC. 2015, Phillips established “Ste- calendar. The Galleries and the MS 39705, or may be made at the banquet.
Since graduation, Phillips has phen’s Potter House Productions” reception are free and open to the For more information, contact Hughes at 662-
shown his work at the Ohr-O’Keefe in his hometown of Crawford. public. 327-4538, or call 662-242-5149.

Playing in the dirt

New year, new start
hould old acquain- of browsing one or more through March, fertilize n Pest control — n Mulching — Mulch and a cup of hot cocoa.
tances be forgotten? of the myriad seed/gar- trees and shrubs. Apply Control scale on broad- lilies with compost. Sharon Carrigan of
Well, of course not! den catalogs will perk lime to lawns if needed. leaf trees with dormant Now, go out and play Columbus shares monthly
But how you right up. Begin by (You can get help with oil. in the dirt, or hit your gardening guidelines on
about mak- putting on paper any this through the local n Pruning — Trim easy chair with a garden behalf of the Lowndes
ing some new things you want to Extension office.) nandinas. catalog, a pad of paper County Master Gardeners.
new ones? try growing this year.
Did you Whether flowers or veg-
make any gies or both, you can list
new year’s all the interesting, beau-
resolutions? tiful or strange plants
Did they Carrigan that catch your fancy.
include be- Also, put on paper where
coming a better gardener these wonderful things
or learning from scratch? will be planted. Then
How about just learning make out your order for
about something you some or all of those new,
don’t know anything old or interesting plants
about? Do you know or seeds. (Don’t go over-
how to graft? How about board. LOL).
starting plants from n Preparation — If
seeds? (Not as easy as they will be going into an
you might think). How to already established spot,
compost or raise worms, plan to till it or turn the
and why you might dirt and enrich it with
want to? Well, to find some compost or cow
the answers to all these manure. Plan a new spot
questions and make by marking it off, tilling
new friends to boot, and enriching before
why not sign up for the planting.
next session of Master n Equipment — If
Gardener classes? The you are still bored, this
next session of classes is the time to sharpen
begins Feb. 19 at 1 p.m. mower blades and clean
at the Lowndes County and sharpen hand tools.
Extension office at 485 You might also order new
Tom Rose Road. Call the or additional pots and
office at 662-328-2111 for plant labels. Check the
an application. See you condition of sprayers and
soon. assess the need for new
Now, for January tips: or additional sprinklers.
n Planning — If n Planting — Set out
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Southern Gardening

Consider three winning plants for landscapes, gardens
his January’s Before every-
temperatures one’s attention
have been turns to the 2019
drastically different selections, let’s re-
from what we saw flect on a few of the
during last year’s great plants from
first month. past years.
January 2018 Delta Jazz crape
brought one of the myrtle, a 2015
coldest and longest Mississippi Medal-
cold snaps that lion, was developed
my Ocean Springs right here in Mis-
garden has experi- Gary Bachman sissippi. Delta Jazz
enced, and winter was a new crape
protection was critical. Since myrtle with unusual foliage
I primarily garden in contain- that emerges a rich raspber-
ers, I moved almost my whole ry-maroon and then matures
garden and landscape into my to dark mahogany-brown.
garage to ride out the cold, This foliage color accents
and these plants lived there the clusters of medium, pink
for 14 of the first 21 days of the flowers in the late summer.
month. The spectacular flowers are
This year, while we’ve had actually large panicles com-
some chilly weather on the posed of many small flowers.
coast, my tomatoes are still These panicles can be more
going. In fact, we picked fresh than eight inches long. The
cherry tomatoes on Jan. 6. small flowers have a crinkled
Now, I realize that date is an edge resembling crepe paper,
anomaly, and it will get cold, hence the common name.
but I’m enjoying the winter so Crape myrtles have other
far. outstanding qualities. As the
While there is not much gar- trees mature, the bark begins
dening we can do any winter, it to peel or exfoliate, revealing
is the planning season for the the inner bark colors ranging
upcoming spring and summer. from gray-green to dark cin-
Plants that every gardener namon-red. Delta Jazz makes
should consider growing are a fantastic landscape feature
the Mississippi Medallion plant.
winners. Fireworks gomphrena,
The Mississippi Nursery a 2010 winner, is another
Gary Bachman/Mississippi Extension Service
and Landscape Association must-have plant. It contin- Iridescent, hot-pink flowers cover Fireworks gomphrena until fall frosts. The bright-yellow tips
established the Mississippi ues to be an outstanding give the appearance of exploding fireworks and inspire the name for this 2010 Mississippi Me-
Medallion program in 1996 to garden performer in Missis- dallion winner.
increase awareness of plant ma- sippi State University trials.
terials and to promote sales and Iridescent, hot-pink flowers vegetable season, the heir- garden for almost 10 years, den and landscape this year.
production of ornamental plants cover the plants throughout loom tomato Cherokee Purple and every year it is a good Gary Bachman is an Ex-
in Mississippi. Compared to the summer until fall frosts. is a great choice. This is a pop- producer. This plant will have tension and research professor
national campaigns, such as The bright-yellow tips give ular heirloom tomato that is to be trellised or caged, as it of horticulture at the Missis-
All-American Selections and the appearance of exploding thought to have been selected is a vigorous indeterminate sippi State University Coastal
Perennial Plant of the Year, the fireworks. Provide plenty of and grown by the Cherokee grower. The fruit start ma- Research and Extension Center
Mississippi Medallion program space because this plant has tribe in North Carolina. It’s turing in my Ocean Springs in Biloxi and hosts Southern
focuses on plants adapted to the potential to be up to 4 feet known for the purplish color garden around mid-June. Gardening television and radio
Mississippi’s environment to tall and 4 feet wide. and rich taste that makes a Take some time this winter programs. Contact him at
benefit both consumers and the Since we’re getting ready great tomato sandwich. I have and dream about the plants southerngardening@msstate.
green industry. for the spring and summer grown Cherokee Purple in my you want to grow in your gar- edu.

International Paper to offer
butterfly kits for local schools
Register for kits through Feb. 15 room for this opportunity,
SPECIAL TO THE our planet. We are proud
DISPATCH to offer this valuable International Paper is
a leading global producer

learning experience to
nternational Paper the young students in our of renewable fiber-based
and Earth’s Birthday communities.” packaging, pulp and
Project have partnered Since 1989, the Earth’s paper products with man-
to bring environmental Birthday Project has ufacturing operations
education to the forefront inspired young children in North America, Latin
in the Golden Triangle. to honor the earth and America, Europe, North
IP will provide, free of Africa, India and Russia.
all its creatures through
charge, a limited number For more information
experiences of wonder,
of butterfly and sunflow-
learning and care for the about International Paper,
er kits for kindergarten
natural world. its products and global
through fourth grade
For more information citizenship efforts, visit
classrooms in the area.
These kits include on registering a class-
lesson plans and materi-
als designed to coordi-
nate with the elementary
school science curricu-
lum while providing an
unforgettable, hands-on
learning experience.
While going on an ad-
venture through science,
students observe but-
terfly caterpillars grow,
create chrysalises, and
transform into beautiful
butterflies. Students will
also learn how to sprout
and grow sunflowers
from seed to bloom.
Now through Feb. 15,
local schools have the
opportunity to apply to
receive a limited number
of these kits.
The caterpillars take
two to three weeks to
undergo metamorphosis.
Once they emerge as
butterflies, they can be
observed and fed with
sugar-water for about
a week before release.
Both butterflies and
sunflowers come with
full instructions. Kits will
be directly sent to your
school on their chosen
delivery date.
“At International Pa-
per, we seek to be a force
for good in our communi-
ties,” said Mill Communi-
cations Manager Kellum
Kim. “We are committed
to strengthening our
people and the commu-
nities where we live and
work, and we aim to be If you don’t read The Dispatch, how are you gonna know?
responsible stewards of
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Continued from Page 1C
“We had to feed them some- have to endure to receive an
thing. We had kids fall out on education, they wanted to help.
the floor from hunger,” Robert- Within about a 10-day span
son remarked. before Christmas, some of Rob-
Attendance guidelines are ertson’s sixth-grade science
firm, and while parents do not students and some of math
pay for their child to go there, teacher Heather Henry’s sixth-
they are required to attend and seventh-grade students
teacher conferences and be voluntarily contributed to help
involved through a PTO-type sponsor Hope School children.
organization. “Some gave up their snack
money; one boy gave his birth-
■■■ day money,” Rob-
ertson shared.
Don Cole is an elder at Co- “It has been a
lumbus Church of Christ and thing to behold
serves on its missions commit- to see how their
tee. The church has partnered understanding
in developing the school. of other cultures
“When Janet came home has unfolded.”
(from Rwanda), she did not Henry said, Henry
leave her passion “I want my
for Hope School students to have compassion
behind,” said for other people in the world.
Cole, a retired I also want them to appreciate
U.S. Air Force the value of the education they
lieutenant colo- receive, because they don’t
nel and visiting have to pay for it, and that’s not Courtesy photo
professor of something that is a guaranteed Children at Hope School in Rwanda, Africa, are pictured in their new school building, with new desks
political science Cole right everywhere in the world.” and chairs, about to have a basic meal.
at Lipscomb Enhancing knowledge of
University in Nashville, the wider world is beneficial, of Christ, 2401 Seventh St. N.,
Tennessee. “She was drawn she continued. Columbus, 39705, with “Hope
to this area that was, by any “A lot of our students hav- School Rwanda” on the memo
measure, under-served. It en’t traveled beyond this area, line. Contributions may also be
really stole her heart, and the so they don’t really understand made online at hopeassistance.
most amazing thing is that she the global impact they can org.
and Chantal basically created potentially have.” Robertson is eager to share
something out of nothing in a the story of Hope School.
very poor country.” ■■■ “I’ll speak to anybody —
In addition to Robertson’s Sunday School classes, civic
home church, other area Currently Robertson is fo- groups,” said the advocate who
churches, businesses, groups cused on helping find sponsors hopes to visit Rwanda again
and individuals have shown a for each child at Hope School. this summer. She invites oth-
heart for Hope School. A donation of $100 per student ers to learn more at the Hope
“It’s interesting to see how will supplement school sup- Assistance Foundation website,
building the school has united plies, food and teacher training A search
different denominations who and salaries for a year. for “Janet Robertson-Rwanda”
have been a part of sponsoring Cole remarked, “A hundred links to a Facebook page devot-
the children and the school. dollars goes a whole lot further ed to the school. Email reaches
The people of Columbus have in Rwanda than it does here, her at janetrobertson13@
been involved over the last sev- and that’s what we’re doing
eral years, impacting a school now, trying to make sure these A new little school on a
on another continent. This kids get sponsored.” dusty, dirt road in Rwanda has
community is probably one Sponsors are able to com- become “a beautiful bridge”
of the most giving I’ve seen. I municate with the child they between the vast continent of
can’t emphasize enough how are partnered with. Africa and a small communi-
much people here have been “It ties people to the school ty in Mississippi, Robertson
involved.” in a personal way,” Robertson said. A bridge with potential
That includes some New said. to impact a life, a family, a vil-
Hope Middle School students. Donations for Hope As- lage, a generation. “It’s really
As they learned more about sistance Foundation may be amazing,” she said, “what can Courtesy photo
what some parts of the world mailed to Columbus Church be done.” Parents attend a kindergarten graduation at Hope School in Rwanda.

club note

Courtesy photo
Keith Baca of The Cobb Institute of Archaeology speaks at the Jan. 3 meeting of the
Hic-A-Sha-Ba-Ha DAR chapter in Starkville.

Hic-A-Sha-Ba-Ha DAR pottery pieces left behind and other
Keith Baca of The Cobb Institute artifacts to assume date and associa-
of Archaeology of Mississippi State tions of types of Indians based on those
University was the guest speaker at Jan. same types of instruments found at
3 at the Hic-A-Sha-Ba-Ha DAR chapter other verified sites. For example, the
meeting in Starkville. projectile points which would have been
He shared information about original wrapped in leather to grasp were mostly
habitants of Mississippi, particularly ceremonial in this area.
the villages and burial sites around the The Bynum Mounds can be visited
Natchez Trace. The Natchez Trace — in Chickasaw County and the extensive
from the Mississippi River at Natchez research at that site was first in a series
to the Cumberland River at Nashville, of archaeology research published by
Tennessee — was a prehistoric series of the National Parks Service.
footpaths made by American Indians. The chapter’s next meeting is 2 p.m.
Researchers from the 1930s used Feb. 7 at Cadence Bank in Starkville.

Jan. 18-Feb. 17 – “Twelve Angry Men” (theatrical production), Ford Center, Oxford. fords.

Jan. 21 – Harlem Globetrotters, BancorpSouth Arena, Tupelo (2 p.m.) 662-841-6528,

Jan. 25-26 – Northeast Mississippi Championship Rodeo, BancorpSouth Arena, Tupelo.

Jan. 29 – Ballet Hispanico, Riley Center, Meridian. 601-696-2200,

Feb. 7 – Aquila Theatre’s “Frankenstein,” Riley Center, Meridian. 601-696-2200, msuri-

Greg Stewart, Jerry Hodson L.L. and Bill Gates, Diesha Walker

A Jan. 5 reception at the Columbus Arts Council’s Rosenzweig Arts Center opened “Comforts of Color,” a show of abstract art quilts
by Karen Arzamendi.

Mike and Karen Arzamendi

Carlos Rosales, “Cheezeburger” Jessica Wallace, Clara Ortega, Bernice Jones

Judy Stokes, Maria Shows Faye Asadi, Virginia Branch Patsy Winklepleck, Mark Sanderson

Luke, Laura and Caroline Armstrong Maggie, Ace and Rosemary Christopher

Boys and girls age 4
and under attended
Toddler Time at the
Starkville Sports-
plex Thursday.

Heather and James Summerlin Mary Brook, Lillion Thomas

Kristen and Mac Fyke Karen and Lexi Herndon
2D Sunday, January 13, 2019 The Dispatch •

Tractor Supply and FFA seeking grant applications through Feb. 11
Agriculture educators invited to apply $500 to $5,000 will be funded in
the spring based on the amount
applying for a grant can visit and
$830,000, enabling 271 grants
to be awarded and impacting
for grants ranging from $500-$5,000 of funds raised. Donations will
fund grants in the same state
submit their application. Chap-
ters located near a TSC store
more than 30,000 students.
“Since the program’s
SPECIAL TO THE DISPATCH invited to submit a detailed they were donated. are invited to come by and help inception, Grants for Growing
proposal for a new or existing “Tractor Supply is proud of in the fundraising efforts, while has raised more than $2.2

or the fourth consecutive project that benefits both the its enduring support of FFA, an raising awareness for their ag- million and funded close to
year, Tractor Supply Co. larger community as well as fu- organization that prepares stu- riculture programs. Chapters 1,000 grants for agriculture
and FFA are partnering ture FFA members. Applicants dents to be the future leaders of that participate in an in-store
projects across the country,”
for the Grants for Growing must outline how the chapter the agricultural industry. The activity during the fundraiser
said Christi Korzekwa, senior
campaign, a competitive grant Grants for Growing program can submit a fulfillment form to
will start, sustain or expand on vice president of marketing at
is just one more way Tractor receive additional points toward
program that provides funding the project. Tractor Supply. “We look for-
Supply can assist these young their grant application. Chap-
to FFA chapters across the Following the application ward to inspiring future leaders
people in their pursuit of study- ters do not need to be located
country for the development period, Tractor Supply will host ing and advancing the rural near a store to win a grant. and positively impacting the
or improvement of a proposed a fundraiser from Feb. 13-24, lifestyle, while also benefiting In 2018 Tractor Supply was agricultural industry with our
agricultural project. The appli- inviting customers to make do- their communities,” said Jessi- able to fully fund more projects 2019 program.”
cation period extends through nations in-store or online with ca Holmes, marketing manager than ever due to the support For more details about the
Feb. 11. purchase to support the future at Tractor Supply Co. of stores across the country. program, visit tractorsupply.
Agriculture educators are projects. Grants ranging from FFA advisors interested in The campaign raised a record com/FFA.

Making your own home-cleaning products? Some pro tips
By K ATHERINE ROTH useful to know what to the cleaning properties dows, Condon, at Better
The Associated Press use in a pinch when you of various household Homes & Gardens,

don’t have time to rush to products: swears by the combina-
o reduce waste and the store, says Stephanie ■ Baking soda is a tion of 2 cups hot water,
avoid unnecessary Sisco, home editor at great deodorizer and is 1 tablespoon corn starch,
plastic bottles and Real Simple magazine. useful as a mild abrasive; 1/4 cup white vinegar
chemicals — and to save And many homemade ■ Vinegar cuts and 1/4 cup rubbing
money — many people cleaning combinations grease, removes mineral alcohol. “I tested a bunch
are opting to make clean- do work, with far fewer deposits and has disinfec- of recipes, and this one is
ing products from scratch chemicals than in many tant qualities; hands-down the best for
at home. You can find store-bought brands. ■ Lemon juice with mirrors and windows,”
an abundance of recipes To help people make some salt can remove she says.
for household cleaning gentle cleaning products rust stains. All-purpose cleaner:
products online, along at home, Mike and Mar- Sisco, at Real Simple, rec-
with reusable glass spray tha Robinson founded ommends combining 2
bottles designed to hold Cleaning Essentials,
Don’ts: tablespoons lemon juice,
them. ■ NEVER combine
which sells sturdy glass 2 cups of water and 1/2
But not all homemade bleach with anything but
bottles in various colors teaspoon of castille soap,
cleaning products are and sizes, labeled with water. And remember
such as Dr. Bonner’s.
created equal, and some recipes for solutions that baking soda and
For a stronger cleaner,
simple concoctions can that can be made using vinegar, while trusted
she recommends mixing
be downright dangerous. mostly vinegar, water and standbys individually, are
1/2 cup vinegar, 1/2 cup
“To have an unla- essential oils. ineffective for cleaning
vodka, 10 to 20 drops of
beled cleaning product “Sixty years ago our if combined — and will
essential oil and 1 1/2
in a Mason jar with kids grandparents wouldn’t bubble up explosively.
cups water.
around can be a dan- have gone to the store ■ Don’t use lemon
Ali Rainer/Cleaning Essentials via AP Carpet cleaner: Sisco
gerous thing,” warns This photo provided by Cleaning Essentials shows the for cleaners. They would on wood, since it can de-
recommends blotting the
Carolyn Forte, director company’s reusable cleaning bottle and recipes for have used vinegar, stroy protective finishes, stain then saturating it
nontoxic cleaners. baking soda, some elbow says Sisco.
of the home appliances with club soda. “The bub-
and cleaning products lab grease, and been health- ■ Don’t overdo it bles will work the stain
own cleaning mixtures at “Making your own win- with vinegar, which can
at Good Housekeeping. ier for it,” says Mike to the surface,” she says.
home: dow cleaner may be OK, dull surfaces, she says.
“And be careful never to Robinson. Then coat it with a hefty
■ Double check the but years of chemistry There’s a reason that
mix bleach with anything Katy Kiick Condon, dose of table salt, which
safety of the combination and safety research have senior editor for home cleaning-product recipes
but water. Certain combi- will absorb the stain, she
you choose; gone into products like design at Better Homes call for adding water.
nations can be toxic.” says. “Then just vacuum
Baking soda and vin- ■ Keep all products laundry and dishwasher & Gardens magazine, it up once it’s dry, maybe
egar also should not be out of reach of children detergents and furniture agrees: “Just steam, hot Recipes: 12 hours later. It’s a good
combined. Mixed togeth- or pets; polishes, and you don’t water and some elbow With the above basics overnight cleaning solu-
er they are ineffective at ■ And list all ingredi- want to risk accidentally grease can accomplish in mind, here are a few tion, and great for wine
cleaning and, if contained ents clearly on the jar or damaging something a lot.” recipes recommended by and other stains. The key
in a jar, likely to explode, spray bottle. that’s precious to you,” the pros. is to blot all excess stain
she warns. Test your cleaning Forte says. Do’s: Window cleaner: For before starting with club
So when making your mixture before using it. Even so, it can be Know the basics about clean, streak-free win- soda and salt.”

Dear Abby

EAR ABBY: I of town where there’s anymore. where he was born and sightsee think you should be a better sport
started working a big university, and It would be a kindness to diplo- with him. But now he is choosing about the fact you can’t join him,
in engineering they add the element matically point out that their ogling to go at a time when I cannot, and and impress upon him that you are
in the late 1980s of creepiness by ogling is inappropriate. Hope they take using his cousin’s wedding as his looking forward to the time he CAN
and thought it was the young coeds. the hint, but don’t be surprised if excuse to “need” to make the trip. take you to his home country so you
“cute” that we all wore I find myself hiding you hear that some of the coeds (He didn’t think it was necessary to can see where he grew up and enjoy
Hawaiian shirts when or inventing meetings complained to the managers of the attend this cousin’s older brother’s the “grand tour” he promised.
the guys went out for so I can avoid being restaurants, and your pals have wedding a few years ago.) I suggest- Dear Abby is written by Abigail
Friday lunches. Now part of this Friday cir- been asked to take their lunches ed he wait until summer to visit, Van Buren, also known as Jeanne
we’re in our 50s, and cus of embarrassment. elsewhere. when I’d be free to travel with him. Phillips, and was founded by her
many of my peers still How do I just tell them DEAR ABBY: My husband’s I feel his going without me is a mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact
honor that tradition. that the reason I no parents live in Vietnam. He has negative commentary on his feel- Dear Abby at or
I no longer find longer go along is their decided to take a two-to-three-week ings for me and our marriage. He P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA
it cute. In fact, I’m curmudgeonly displays trip there soon — at a time when doesn’t see it that way at all. What 90069.
finding it embarrassing of creepiness? — it’s impossible for me to accompany is your opinion? — POSSIBLY HOME For everything you need to know
because men over Dear Abby SOLE TAILORED SHIRT him because I’m a schoolteacher. ALONE IN IOWA about wedding planning, order “How
50 — especially cur- IN TEXAS The purpose of the trip is to attend DEAR POSSIBLY HOME: Your to Have a Lovely Wedding.” Send
mudgeonly engineers DEAR SOLE: a cousin’s wedding and visit his husband may feel closer to the your name and mailing address,
— should not be wearing Hawai- There’s no way to politely tell your parents. cousin who is being married than plus check or money order for $8
ian shirts. They look like horrible co-workers their attire and the way We have known each other eight to the older brother whose wedding (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Wedding
Caribbean cruise ship tourists. they comport themselves is an years and have been married for he skipped. In my opinion, you are Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Mor-
In addition, their favorite lunch embarrassment. Say instead that one year. He always talked about taking his decision to attend this ris, IL 61054-0447. (Shipping and
destinations are usually in a part these lunches “aren’t your thing” taking me to Vietnam so I could see wedding much too personally. I also handling are included in the price.)

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Jan. then you’ll prove that grit and coincidence, the happy ending than painful. straight to a cash register. Is it uncomfortable, afraid even. It’s
13). After months of research, determination make anything to a story that’s been years in TAURUS (April 20-May 20). worth the ticket price? Today it destabilizing. But seeing as all
you’ll home in on a project wor- possible. Also featured: an the making and the mastery of Laughter is a release, a bonding will be. learning is born of ignorance,
thy of your vigorous focus, and unexplainable and wonderful a new skill. Aries and Gemini agent, a prescription for health, CANCER (June 22-July you’ll forget about appearanc-
adore you. Your lucky numbers a weapon and more. When 22). Because of your can-do es, humble yourself and open
are: 9, 26, 4, 44 and 19. someone laughs at your jokes attitude, “can do” has become your mind.
ARIES (March 21-April today — not a polite laugh but your brand. People think of you SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec.
19). Many have suggested that an honest-to-goodness “I get when there’s something to be 21). The need for exploration
the best ideas are born out you” laugh — it feels like love. done. If you say yes, you’ll get is a real human need, central
of extreme boredom. To test GEMINI (May 21-June more and more to do, until you to the survival of our species
the theory, though, you’d have 21). More often than not, it say no. and as important as other vital
to get past the mild boredom seems that when you go where LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). needs. When you feel stuck,
stage, which is more irritating curiosity leads you, it leads you Things to ignore: unhelpful bored or dissatisfied, it’s a
thoughts, matters of little signal that you need to quest,
consequence, petty thinkers investigate and discover.
who magnify tiny errors, repet- CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan.
itive worries. (If you’re paying 19). You enjoy being enter-
attention to the warning that tained and participate actively,
worries represent, once should bringing an aware and critical
be enough.) part of yourself to the media of
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). your choosing. You also place
Everything out of the ordinary limits, so as not to let other
will take extra effort to make people’s dreams become your
happen. It will require force. You life.
probably won’t feel like doing AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb.
it at first, but do it anyway, be- 18). All the magic will be
cause extraordinary happenings outside your comfort zone, en
cannot occur on a typical day. route to the adventure. You
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). won’t feel like going. It will take
The collective mind is subject a lot of energy to force yourself,
to a group hypnosis so strong but if you don’t do it, you’ll be
that most people have zero seriously missing out.
awareness of the spell and PISCES (Feb. 19-March
would deny it if pressed. But 20). On the surface, it will
something happens to wake seem as if you’re not like the
you up. You have seen the trick others, but actually, you’re
and now cannot unsee it. exactly like the others. They
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. feel the same way but aren’t ex-
21). Some people never say pressing it. So express yourself
“I don’t know.” It makes them and you’ll forge a path.
The Dispatch • Sunday, January13, 2019 3D

Church Directory
Where the Spirit of the Lord is
“There is Liberty”
Kenneth Montgomery
Proudly serving our community
for over 30 years These church directory pages are made possible by the sponsorship of the following businesses.
ASSEMBLIES OF GOD Waterworks. Sunday School 10 a.m., Sunday Worship 11 OAKLAND MB CHURCH — 18 Fairport Road, Crawford.
CALVARY ASSEMBLY OF GOD — Lehmberg Rd. and a.m. and 6 p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Rev. Pat Creel, Pastor. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday
Bennett Rd. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. and 6 OPEN DOOR M.B. CHURCH — Starkville Sportsplex, 405 Bible study 7 p.m., Mass Choir Rehearsal - Wed. before 1st
p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Eric Crews, Pastor. Lynn Lane, Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. 1st and 2nd Sun. 6 p.m., Male Chorus Rehearsal - Wed. before
FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD — 2201 Military Road. 2nd and 4th Sundays. Donnie Jones, Pastor. 662-263-7102 3rd Sun. 6 p.m., Junior Choir Rehearsal - Wed. before 4th
Christian Education 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m., Nursery PLEASANT GROVE MB CHURCH — 1914 Moor High Sun. 6 p.m. Rev. Sammy L. White, Pastor.
Church (2-3 yrs.) Super Church (children)10:30 a.m. Road, Crawford. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 11 PLEASANT GROVE ROBINSON MB CHURCH — 9203
Worship 6 p.m. Wednesday 7 p.m. Nursery provided for all a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Rev. Riley Forrest, Sr., Pastor. Hwy. 389 N., Starkville. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship
services. Jody Gurley, Pastor. 662-328-6374 662-272-8221 11:15 a.m., Wednesday Prayer Service/Bible Study 7 p.m.
NEW LIFE ASSEMBLY OF GOD — 4474 New Hope Road. PLEASANT HILL BAPTIST — 1383 Pleasant Hill Rd. Pastor George A. Sanders. 456-0024
Worship 10:30 a.m., Children’s Church 10:30 a.m., Jack Sunday Worship 10 a.m. & 6 p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Bill PLEASANT RIDGE MB CHURCH — Ridge Rd. Sunday
Medley, Pastor. 662-664-0852 Hurt, Pastor. 662-329-3921 School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday 6 p.m. A.
BAPTIST PLYMOUTH BAPTIST CHURCH — 187 Plymouth Rd. Edwards, Sr., Pastor.
ANTIOCH BAPTIST CHURCH — Hwy. 45 N. Sunday Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Rev. Randy PROVIDENCE MB CHURCH — Old Hwy. 69 S. Sunday
School 9:45 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Discipleship Training 5 Rigdon, Pastor. Neil Shepherd, Music. School 9:30 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Rev.
p.m., Worship 6 p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Mitch McWilliams, SOVEREIGN FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH — 7852 Hwy. Gilbert Anderson, Pastor.
Pastor. 662-328-4765 12 E., Steens. Sunday Worship 10 a.m., Service 5 p.m., SAINT MATTHEWS MB CHURCH — 1213 Island Rd.
ARMSTRONG BAPTIST CHURCH — 1707 Yorkville Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Charles Young, Pastor. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday
Rd. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. Bible Study SOVEREIGN GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH — 12859 Martin 6:30 p.m. Curtis Clay, Sr., Pastor.
Wednesday 7 p.m. Rev. William Vaughn, Pastor. 662- Road Spur, Northport, Ala. Worship 11 a.m., Sunday Bible SALEM MB CHURCH — Hwy. 86, Carrollton, Ala. Sunday
328-0670 Study noon. Todd Bryant, Pastor. School 9:30 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday 6 p.m. Rev.
ARTESIA BAPTIST CHURCH — Sunday School 10 a.m., STATE LINE BAPTIST CHURCH — 7560 Hwy. 1282 E. David J. Johnson, Jr., Pastor.
Worship 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Wednesday 6 p.m. Pastor Jeff Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m., Wednesday SECOND JAMES CREEK MB CHURCH — 4898 Baldwin
Morgan. Night small group 6:30 p.m. Robert Gillis, Pastor. 662- Rd., Brooksville. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 11 a.m.
BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH — 3232 Military Road. 329-2973 Pastor Michael Tate. 662-738-5855
Sunday School 10:00 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., TEMPLE OF DELIVERANCE BAPTIST CHURCH — SOUTHSIDE MB CHURCH — 100 Nashville Ferry Rd. E.
Wednesday Bible Study 6 p.m. Walter Butler, Pastor. 4307 Sand Rd., Steens. Maurice Williams, Pastor. Sunday Sunday School 8:30 a.m., Worship 10 a.m., Wednesday
BETHESDA BAPTIST CHURCH — 2096 Bethesda School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., Wednesday 7 6:30 p.m. Rev. Rayfield Evins Jr., Pastor.
2500 Military Road Suite 1 p.m. 662-327-2580
Columbus, MS Rd, Crawford. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., SIXTH AVENUE MB CHURCH — 1519 Sixth Ave. N.
Discipleship Training 6:00 p.m., Worship 7 p.m., Wednesday UNITED CHRISTIAN BAPTIST CHURCH — 2 blocks east Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Sunday 11 a.m., Bible Study
662-328-7500 WEST REALTY COMPANY of Hwy. 69 on Yorkville Rd. Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 7:00 p.m. Allan Dees, Pastor. 662-272-8734 Wednesday 7 p.m. Rev. W.C. Talley, Pastor. 662-329-2344
Don West, Broker/Owner BORDER SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH — 12771 Hwy. 10:15 a.m. Steven James, Pastor. SPRINGFIELD MB CHURCH — 6369 Hwy. 45 S. (1st & 3rd
12 E., Caledonia. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 UNIVERSITY BAPTIST CHURCH — 1104 Louisville St., Sunday) Sunday School 10:30 a.m., Worship 11:30 a.m.,
a.m., Kids for Christ 5 p.m., Discipleship Training 5:15 p.m., Starkville (located in Fellowship Hall of St. Luke Lutheran (1st & 3rd Wednesday) 7 p.m. Robert Gavin, Pastor. 662-
Worship 6 p.m., Wednesday Bible Study – Adults, Children, Church). Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. Bert 327-9843
Northeast Exterminating and Youth classes 7 p.m. Dan Louman, Pastor. 662-386- Montgomery, Pastor.
0541. Brad Creely, Minister of Music and Youth, 662-312- Sunday School 9:15 a.m., Worship 8 a.m. & 11 a.m. B.T.U. 5
If it Jimmy Linley • Richard Linley
8749. www. off of Mill Rd. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. and
6 p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Pastor, Al Hamm.
p.m., Worship 6 p.m., Wednesday 6 p.m. Rev. Joe Peoples,
crawls, Columbus
Brooksville. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 10:55 a.m. WOODLAND BAPTIST CHURCH — 3033 Ridge Rd.
St. James MB CHURCH — 6525 Hardy-Billups Rd.,
call... 662-329-9992 and 6 p.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m.
Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m., Worship 6
p.m., AWANA Wednesday 6:30 p.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m.
Crawford. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. and
6:15 p.m. Rev. Chad Payton, Pastor.
Caledonia. Sunday Men’s Prayer Service 9:30 a.m., Shelby Hazzard, Senior Pastor. Brad Wright, Director of St. JOHN MB CHURCH — 3477 Motley Rd., Sunday
BRISLIN, INC. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Bible Study 4
p.m., Worship 5 p.m., Wednesday Bible Study 6 p.m. Bob
Student Ministries.
School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday Bible Study 7
p.m. Joe Brooks, Pastor. 327-7494.
Sales • Service • Installation 7th St. S. Sunday School 8 a.m., Worship 9:30 a.m.,
Burch, Pastor. ST. PAUL MB CHURCH — Robinson Rd. Sunday School
Residential • Commercial • Industrial CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH — 295 Dowdle Dr. Sunday Wednesday 7 p.m., Youth Ministry Wednesday 4:30 p.m. 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday 6 p.m. Rev. Willie
Since 1956 School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m., Adult Choir Rev. Brian Hood, Pastor. Mays, Pastor. rehearsals and Discipleship Training 5 p.m., Worship 6 INDEPENDENT BAPTIST ST. PAUL MB CHURCH — 1800 Short Main St. Disciple
BETHESDA CHURCH — 1800 Short Main. Sunday School
4051 Military Road • 662-328-5814 p.m., Wednesday 6:15 p.m. Rev. Ralph Windle, Interim
9:45 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Nathaniel
Training/Sunday School 8 a.m., Worship 9:00 a.m. Rev.
Pastor. 662-328-6741 John F. Johnson, Pastor. 662-241-7111
Best, Pastor. E-mail:
BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH — 5860 Hwy. 50 E., West
Ala. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Barton Ferry Rd., West Point. Sunday School 9:30 a.m.,
Point. Sunday School 10 a.m., Service 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.,
(6 p.m. - Daylight Savings Time), Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Wil Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday Bible Study 6 p.m.
Wednesday 7 p.m.
Corbett, Pastor. 205-270-1845 UNION BAPTIST MB CHURCH — 101 Weaver Rd.
CANAAN BAPTIST CHURCH — 1008 Lehmberg Rd. (Hwy. 69 S) Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 11 a.m.,
Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.,
Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Service and Children’s Church Wednesday 6 p.m. Pastor McSwain.
Wednesday 7 p.m. Martin “Buddy” Gardner, Pastor.
10:30 a.m., Worship 6 p.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Paul TABERNACLE MB CHURCH — Magnolia Drive, Macon.
Shaw, Pastor. 662-327-3771 Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday 6
Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.,
CANAAN MB CHURCH — 2425 Bell Ave. Sunday School p.m.
Wednesday 7 p.m. 662-327-1130
8:15 a.m., Worship 9:30 a.m., Wednesday Bible Study 6 UNION HOPEWELL MB CHURCH — 150 Spurlock Rd.
p.m. Jimmy Pounds, Pastor. 662-327-1226 Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday 6
Starkville in the Comfort Suites Conference Room, Sunday
COMMUNITY BAPTIST CHURCH — 2490 Yorkville p.m. Carlton Jones, Pastor.
School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Pastor
Rd. East Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m., WOODLAWN LANDMARK MB CHURCH — 8086 Hwy.
John Harvey. 662-648-0282
INDUSTRIAL SERVICES, INC Wednesday Bible Study, Children & Youth Classes 6:30
12. East, Steens. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m.
p.m. Matt Moehring, Pastor. Edward Rhinewalt, Music and 5 p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. David Retherford, Pastor.
ANDERSON GROVE MB CHURCH — 1853 Anderson Director. 662-327-5306
Grove Road, Caledonia. Sunday School 9:20 a.m., Worship
CORNERSTONE BAPTIST CHURCH — 844 Old West Carson Rd. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11:15 a.m.,
11:00 a.m., Bible Study Wednesday 6:20 p.m. David O.
Jarrett’s Towing Point Rd., Starkville. Sunday 10:30 a.m. Greg Upperman,
Pastor. 662-323-6351 or visit www.cornerstonestarkville.
Williams, Pastor. 662-356-4968.
ANTIOCH MB CHURCH — 2304 Seventh Ave. N. Sunday
Wednesday 7 p.m. John Sanders, Pastor.
ZION GATE MB CHURCH — 1202 5th St. S. Sunday
Wrecker Service com School 9:30 a.m., Worship 8 a.m. and 10:45., Children’s
School 9 a.m., Worship 10 a.m., Wednesday 6 p.m. Kenny
EAST END BAPTIST CHURCH — 380 Hwy. 50 W. (Hwy. Church 10:15 a.m., Worship 5 p.m., Wednesday 6 p.m. Dr.
5209 N. Hwy 182 E. • Columbus, MS 39702 50 and Holly Hills Rd.) Sunday School 9:15 a.m., Worship
Bridges, Pastor.
James A. Boyd, Pastor.
BETHLEHEM MB CHURCH — 293 Bethlehem Road,
329-2447 We unlock 10:30 a.m., Worship 5 p.m. followed by Discipleship
Training, Mission Friends and GAs 5 p.m., Sanctuary Choir
Caledonia. Sunday School 1st and 4th Sundays 8 a.m., 2nd PRIMITIVE BAPTIST
If no answer 251-2448 cars & 3rd Sundays 9:30 a.m., Worship 1st & 4th Sundays 9:30
6:30 p.m., Wednesday Prayer Meeting, Youth Worship, a.m., 2nd & 3rd Sundays 11 a.m., Wednesdays 6 p.m. Rev. Washington St. & Columbus St., Aberdeen. Sunday 10:30
Preschool & Children’s Choirs 6:30 p.m. Bryon Benson, a.m. and 2 p.m. Herb Hatfield, Pastor. 662-369-4937
R Free Estimates Willie James Gardner, Pastor. 662-356-4424
LER OO Pastor. 662-328-5915 BLESSING MB CHURCH — Starkville Sportsplex, Activity HAMILTON PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH — Flower
EE FIN Licensed
& Insured
EASTVIEW BAPTIST CHURCH — 1316 Ben Christopher Center 405 Lynn Lane Road. Sunday Worship 2nd, 4th & Farm Rd., 2 miles South of Hamilton, just off Hwy. 45.

W H INC. G Rd. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday 7 5th Sundays 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Pastor Martin. 662-744-0561 Sunday 10:30 a.m. Jesse Phillips, Pastor. 662-429-2305
COMMERCIAL p.m. Junior Eads, Pastor. 662-329-2245 BRICK MB CHURCH — Old Macon Rd. Sunday School MAYHEW PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH — 842 Hwy.
“A Family Business Since 1946” RESIDENTIAL FAIRVIEW BAPTIST CHURCH — 127 Airline Rd. 9:30 a.m. each Sunday, Worship 2nd and 4th Sundays only 45 Alternate, Starkville. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. Herb
Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:15 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., 11 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Rev. Everett Little, Pastor. Hatfield,Pastor. 662-315-4937
662-328-3625 • 662-328-7612 Wednesday 6 p.m. Dr. Breck Ladd, Pastor. 662-328-2924 CALVARY FAITH CENTER — Hwy. 373 & Jess Lyons SPRINGHILL P.B. CHURCH — 3996 Sandyland Road,
FAITH CHRISTIAN BAPTIST CHURCH — 1621 Mike Macon, MS. Walter Lowery Jr., Pastor. Sunday School 9:00

Rae’s Jewelry
Road. Sunday Worship 8:00 a.m., Sunday School 9 a.m.,
Parra Rd. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. Rev. Worship 10 a.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Pastor Robert a.m., Worship 10:00 a.m., Tuesday Bible Study 6 p.m. 662-
Michael Love, Pastor. 662-434-5252 Bowers, Pastor. 662-434-0144 738-5006.
N. Sunday Worship 8:45 a.m., Sunday School 10 a.m. North of Caledonia on Wolf Rd, Hamilton. Sunday 10:30
Authorized Dealer (Worship televised at 10 a.m. on WCBI-TV, Columbus
Services 11:15 a.m., Sunday School 10 a.m., Wednesday
6:30 p.m. Johnnie Richardson, Pastor. 662-434-6528 a.m. & 1st Sunday Night at 6:30 p.m. Elder Joseph Mettles,
Citizens and Pulsar Watches Cable Channel 7), Contemporary Worship 11 a.m.; Sunday CHRISTIAN HILL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor. 662-369-2532
5 p.m. Worship at 3000 Bluecutt Road, Midweek Prayer ANGLICAN CATHOLIC
Downtown Columbus 662-328-8824 Service Wednesday 6:00 p.m. located downtown. Dr.
— 14096 MS Hwy. 388, Brooksville, MS 39739, Sunday
School 9:45 a.m., Worship 11:00 a.m., Wednesday 6:30
Shawn Parker, Pastor. 662-245-0540 Mayhew. Holy Eucharist - Sunday 10 a.m. 662-244-5939
When Caring Counts... FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF STEENS — 40 Odom Rd.,
p.m. Bobby Bowen, Pastor. 662-738-5837/549-6100
CHRIST MB CHURCH — 110 2nd Ave. S. Sunday School
Steens. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. and 6 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday 6 p.m., B.T.U. CATHOLIC
p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Program every 1st & 3rd Sunday 6 p.m. ANNUNCIATION CATHOLIC CHURCH — 808 College
FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST — 125 Yorkville Rd. W. Sunday ELBETHEL MB CHURCH — 2205 Washington Ave. St. Mass Schedules are as follows: Sunday 8 a.m. & 10:30
School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Wednesday 7 Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday a.m., Monday, Wednesday & Friday 8 a.m., Tuesday 5:30
FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY p.m. John Gainer, Pastor. 662-328-6024 or 662-328-3183 7:00 p.m., Rev. Leroy Jones, Pastor. p.m., Thursday 8:30 a.m., and Annunciation Catholic
1131 Lehmberg Rd., Columbus • 662-328-1808 GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH — 708 Airline Rd. Sunday FAITH HARVEST MB CHURCH — 4266 Sand Road. School (during the school year). Father Jeffrey Waldrep,
School 9 a.m., Worship 10 a.m. & 6 p.m., Wednesday 6 p.m. Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10 a.m., Bible class Priest.
Charles Whitney, Pastor. Tuesday 6 p.m. Hugh L. Dent, Pastor. 662-243-7076. CHRISTIAN
S. Sunday 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Pastor Sammy Burns. 662- School 9 a.m., Worship 10:45 a.m., Wednesday Bible Mitchell, Pastor. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30
328-1096 Study 7 p.m. Rev. Jimmy L. Rice, Pastor. 662-328-1913 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday, 7 p.m.
East between Gattman & Amory. Sunday School 10 a.m., School 9:30 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday 6 p.m. Dr. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE CHURCH — 720 4th Ave. N. and
Worship 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Wednesday 7:15 p.m. Rev. Stanley K. McCrary, Pastor. 662-327-7473 or 662-251-4185 8th St. N. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m.
John Walden, Pastor. 662-356-4445 GREATER MT. OLIVE M.B. CHURCH — 1856 Carson Rd. CHURCH OF CHRIST
IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH — 6342 Military Rd., Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:15 a.m., Wednesday 7 CALEDONIA CHURCH OF CHRIST — Main St.,

Shelton Cleaners
Steens. Bible Study 10:30 a.m., Worship 9:15 a.m. and 6 a.m. Donald Henry, Pastor. Caledonia. Sunday Bible Study 9 a.m., Worship 10 a.m.
p.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m. 662-328-1668 HALBERT MISSION MB CHURCH — 2199 Halbert Church and 5 p.m., Wednesday 6 p.m.
KOLOLA SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH — Caledonia. Rd., Ethelsville, Ala. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 CHURCH OF CHRIST — 4362 Hwy. 69 S. Sunday Worship
3189 Hwy 45 N. • 328-5421 Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m., AWANA a.m. Ernest Prescott, Pastor. 9:30 a.m. , Wednesday 6 p.m. Loviah Johnson 662-574-
4:45-6 Ages 2-12th grade (Sept. - May), Worship 5 p.m., HOPEWELL MB CHURCH — 4892 Ridge Rd. Sunday 0426 or E-mail:
1702 6th St. N. • 328-5361 Choir Practice Wednesday 6 p.m., 252 Basics Children’s School 8 a.m., Worship 9 a.m., Minister Terry Johnson, CHURCH OF CHRIST — 437 Gregory Rd. Sunday Bible
Ministry an Cross Training Youth Wednesday 7 p.m., Interim Pastor. class 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Wednesday 7
Wednesday Bible Study 7 p.m. Rev. Don Harding, Pastor. JERUSALEM MB CHURCH — 14129 Hwy 12 E., p.m. Richard Latham, Minister. 662-328-4705
LONGVIEW BAPTIST CHURCH — 991 Buckner Street, Caledonia. Sunday School 8:30 a.m., Worship 9:30 a.m., CHURCH OF CHRIST DIVINE — 1316 15th St. S. Morning
Longview. Sunday School 10:00 a.m., Worship 11:00 a.m., Wednesday Bible Study 6 p.m. Rev. Willie Petty, Sr., Pastor. Worship (3rd & 5th Sunday) 8:30 a.m., Sunday School
Discipleship Training 5:15 p.m., Evening Worship 6:00 p.m.; MAPLE STREET BAPTIST — 219 Maple St. Sunday 9:45 a.m., Morning Worship 11:30 a.m., Wednesday Night
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 p.m. Pastor Larry W. School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m., Bible Study 7 p.m. 662-327-6060 Bishop Timothy L. Heard,
APAC-MISSISSIPPI, INC. Yarber, or email, 662-769-4774 Wednesday 6 p.m. Joseph Oyeleye, Pastor. 662-328-4629 Pastor.
Michael Bogue & Employees MCBEE BAPTIST CHURCH — 2846 Hwy. 50 E. Sunday MILLERS CHAPEL MB CHURCH — 425 East North COLUMBUS CHURCH OF CHRIST — 2401 7th St. N.
School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m., Discipleship Training St. Macon. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Sunday Bible Class 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m., Sunday
Lake Norris Rd. 328-6555 5 p.m., Worship 6 p.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Rev. Jimmy Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Ron Houston, Pastor. Bible Study 5 p.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Lendy Bartlett,
Ray, Pastor. 662-328-7177 MISSIONARY UNION BAPTIST CHURCH — 1207 5th Minister of Community Outreach; Paul Bennett, Family Life
MIDWAY BAPTIST CHURCH — Holly Hills Rd. Sunday Ave. N. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Baptist Minister; Billy Ferguson, Minister of Discipleship.
School 9:45 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday 6 p.m., Training Union 5 p.m., Worship 6 p.m., Wednesday 6 p.m. EAST COLUMBUS CHURCH OF CHRIST — Highway
Prayer Service every Saturday 6 p.m. Rev. Denver Clark, Rev. Tony A. Montgomery, Pastor. 182 E. at Gaylane. Sunday Worship 9 a.m., Bible Study
Pastor. MOUNT ZION M.B. CHURCH — 2221 14th Ave. N. Sunday 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. http://
MOUNT PISGAH BAPTIST CHURCH — 2628 East Tibbee School 9 a.m., Worship 10 a.m., Tuesday Bible Study 7
Rd., West Point. Sunday Worship each week 8 a.m., 1st, p.m. Jesse J. Slater, Pastor. 662-328-4979 HWY. 69 CHURCH OF CHRIST — 2407 Hwy. 69 S. Sunday
3rd and 5th Sunday Worship 11:30 a.m., Sunday School MT. ARY MB CHURCH — 291 S. Frontage Rd., Lot #4. Bible Study 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:15 a.m. and 6 p.m.,
9:30 a.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Donald Wesley, Pastor. Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10 a.m., Wednesday 6 p.m. Wednesday 7 p.m.
MOUNT ZION BAPTIST CHURCH — 1791 Lake Lowndes Rev. Erick Logan, Pastor. LONE OAK CHURCH OF CHRIST — 1903 Lone Oak Rd.,
Rd. Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:15 a.m. and 6 p.m., MT. AVERY BAPTIST CHURCH — 12311 Nashville Ferry Steens. Bible Study 9 a.m., Worship 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.,
Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Steve Lammons, Pastor. 662-328- Rd. E. Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10 a.m. every Wednesday 7 p.m.
2811 Sunday except 5th Sunday. Rev. John Wells, Pastor. MAGNOLIA CHURCH OF CHRIST — 161 Jess Lyons
MT. VERNON CHURCH — 200 Mt. Vernon Rd. Sunday MT. OLIVE MB CHURCH — 2020 Atkin Rd., Millport, Ala. Rd. Bible Study 9:15 a.m., Worship, 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.,
Telephone: 662-327-1467 Worship 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., Service Life Groups for Sunday School 9 a.m. Worship Service 10 a.m. Pastor Wednesday 7 p.m. Minister David May, Pastor. 662-769-
all ages 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., Connection Cafe 10 a.m., Benny W. Henry. 205-662-3923 5514.
P.O. Box 1278 • 1616 7th Ave. S., Columbus, MS 39703 Discovery Zone. 662-328-3042 NEW HOPE MB CHURCH — 271 Church St., Artesia. NORTH HILLCREST CHURCH OF CHRIST — 900 North
MURRAH’S CHAPEL BAPTIST CHURCH — 9297 Hwy. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday 6 Hillcrest, Aberdeen, MS 39730, Sunday Worship 10:00
69 S. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. and p.m. Thomas E. Rice is Pastor. 662-494-1580 a.m., Wednesday Bible Study 6:00 p.m., Bro. Arthur
6:30 p.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m. NEW BAPTIST TEMPLE MB CHURCH — 5937 Nashville Burnett, Minister, 662-304-6098. Email: nhill crestcoc@
NEW COVENANT BAPTIST CHURCH — Highway 50 E. Ferry Rd. E. Sunday School 9 a.m. each week except 5th
Sunday School 9 a.m., Service 10 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Sunday, Worship 10 a.m. each week except 5th Sunday, STEENS CHURCH OF CHRIST — Steens Vernon Rd. 9:15
Ed Nix, Pastor. 5th Sundays: Ushers Board Fellowship. Rev. L.A. Gardner, a.m. Bible Study, Worship 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., Wednesday
NEW JOURNEY CHURCH — 3123 New Hope Rd. Sunday Pastor. 662-329-3321 7 p.m. Larry Montgomery, Minister.
Worship 10:30 a.m., Small Groups 5:30 p.m., Kevin Edge, NEW ZION PILGRIM MB CHURCH — 5253 New Hope 10TH AVE. N. CHURCH OF CHRIST — 1828 10th Ave. N.
Pastor. 662-315-7753 or Rd. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship Services 11 a.m., Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m., Bible Class
NEW SALEM BAPTIST CHURCH — 7086 Wolfe Rd., 3 Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Rev. Christopher Wriley, Pastor. 5 p.m., Worship 6 p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Willie McCord,
miles south of Caledonia. Sunday Worship 8:00 a.m. & 10:30 NEW ZION STEENS MB CHURCH — 3301 Sand Rd. Minister.
a.m., Sunday School 9:15 a.m., Sunday Evening - AWANA Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10 a.m., Wednesday 6 p.m. WOODLAWN CHURCH OF CHRIST — Woodlawn
4 p.m., Discipleship Training, Youth & Adult 5 p.m., Evening Pastor Rev. Billy D. Hill. 662-329-5224 Community. Sunday 9 a.m., Worship 9:45 a.m., Worship 6
Worship 6 p.m., Wednesday - Adults, Youth & Children 6:30 OAK GROVE MB CHURCH — 1090 Taylor Thurston Rd. p.m., Wednesday 7:30 p.m. Willis Logan, Minister.
p.m. 662-356-4940 Sunday School 9:00 a.m., Worship 10 a.m., 5th Sunday 8 CHURCH OF GOD
Bro. Mel Howton, Pastor. a.m., Wednesday Bible Study 6:15 p.m. Pastor Therman CHURCH OF GOD IN JESUS’ NAME — Hwy. 12. Sunday
NORTHSIDE FREE WILL BAPTIST — 14th Ave. and Cunningham Sr., 662-798-0179
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Regular Church Attendance
CORNERSTONE WORSHIP CENTER — 7840 Wolfe Rd. Lead Pastor. Rev. Anne Russell Bradley, Associate Pastor. NEW HORIZONS GOSPEL ASSEMBLY — 441 18th St. S.
Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Wednesday Rev. Aislinn Kopp, Associate Pastor. 328-5252 Sunday 10 a.m. Dr. Joe L. Bowen, Pastor.
6:30 p.m. Tony Hunt, Pastor. 662-889-6570 FLINT HILL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH — 80 Old PLEASANT RIDGE HOUSE OF WORSHIP — 2651 Trinity
LATTER RAIN CHURCH OF GOD — 721 7th Ave. S. Honnoll Mill Rd., Caledonia. Sunday Worship Service 9:30 Road. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Every
Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. Wednesday 6 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Charity Gordon, Pastor. 2nd and 4th Sunday Intercessory Prayer 9 a.m., Wednesday
p.m. Brenda Othell Sullivan, Pastor. GLENN’S CHAPEL CME CHURCH — 1109 4th St. S. 6:30 p.m. Pastor Donna Anthony. 662-241-0097
NORTH COLUMBUS CHURCH OF GOD — 2103 Jess Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10 a.m. Rev. Raphael 716 Second Ave. N. • Columbus, MS • 662-328-4432
THE LORD’S HOUSE — 441 18th St. S. Thursday 7 p.m.
Lyons Rd. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. Terry, Pastor. 662-328-1109 903 College St. • Columbus, MS • 662-328-2354
Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m.
and 6 p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Clarence Roberts, Pastor. HEBRON C.M.E. CHURCH — 1910 Steens Road, Steens.
Meets first, second and third Sundays, Bible class each THE RIVER CHURCH — 822 North Lehmberg Rd., Sunday
YORKVILLE HEIGHTS CHURCH — 2274 Yorkville Rd., Worship 10 a.m., Children’s Church 3&4 yr. old, 5-12 yr. old.
Sunday Connect Groups 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m., Wednesday at 7 p.m. Earnest Sanders, Pastor.
MILITARY CHAPEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH — Wednesday Worship 6:45 p.m. Pastor Chuck Eubanks.
Wednesday Worship 7 p.m.; Nursery available for all
Hwy. 12, Steens. Sunday School 9:45, Service 11 a.m.. THE SHEPHERD’S CARE & SHARE MINISTRY CHURCH
services (newborn-4). Scott Volland, Pastor. 662-328-1256
Meet on 2nd and 4th Sundays. Wednesday Bible Study — 312 N. Lehmberg Rd., Sunday Prayer Time 9:50 a.m.,
ZION ASSEMBLY CHURCH OF GOD — 5580 Ridge Road. 6:00 p.m. Rev. Antra Geeter, Pastor. 662-327-4263 Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Thursday Bible
Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m., NEW HOPE CME CHURCH — 1452 Yorkville Road East, Study 6 p.m., Annie Hines, Planter and Pastor. 662-570-
Wednesday 7 p.m. Byron Harris, Pastor. Columbus. Sunday School 10:00 a.m., Worship service 1856
CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST first, third and fourth Sunday (Youth Sunday) 11:00 a.m., TRIBE JUDAH MINISTRIES — 730 Whitfield St., Starkville.
BIBLE WAY PROGRESSIVE CHURCH OF GOD IN Wednesday Bible Study 5:00 p.m. Rev. Cornelia Naylor, Sunday Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday Bible School 7 p.m.
CHRIST — 426 Military Rd. Sunday School 8 a.m., Pastor. 662-328-5309 Rev. Greg and Rev. Michelle Mostella, Pastors. 662-617-
Worship 9 a.m., Monday Prayer 6 p.m., Wednesday Bible NEW HOPE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH — 2503 New 4088
Study 6 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday Prayer Noon. Tommy Hope Road. Sunday Worship 8:45 a.m., Sunday School 10 TRUE GOSPEL EVANGELISTIC MINISTRY — 2119
Williams, Pastor. a.m., Tuesday Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Rev. Sarah Windham, 7th. Ave. N., Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m.,
FIFTEENTH ST. CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST — 917 Pastor. 662-329-3555 Tuesday Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Clyde and Annie Edwards,
15th St. N. Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. and ORR’S CHAPEL CME CHURCH — Nicholson Street, Pastors.
6 p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Marion C. Bonner, Pastor. Brooksville. Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10 a.m., TRUE LIFE WORSHIP CENTER — 597 Main St.,
IN CHRIST — 1601 Pickensville Rd., Sunday School 9:30
Saturday 9 a.m.
Caledonia. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. and 5
p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Eugene O’Mary, Pastor.
a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Monday 6 p.m., Tuesday 7 p.m., Fernbank Rd., Steens. Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m., Sunday
Since 1960
Friday 7 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. Ocie Salter, Pastor. School 10:45 a.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Andy Tentoni.
SANDERS CHAPEL CME CHURCH — 521 15th St. N. — 5450 Cal-Kolola Rd, Caledonia. Sunday School 9:30 24 Hour Towing
5429 Hwy. 45 N. Sunday Prayer 8 a.m., Sunday School Sunday School 8 a.m., Sunday 9 a.m., Tuesday 11:45 a.m. a.m., Worship 10:45 a.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Pastor
Francisco Brock, Sr. 662-356-8252
1024 Gardner Blvd.
8:30 a.m., Worship 9:30 a.m., 4th Sunday Fellowship Rev. Dr. Luther Minor, Pastor.
Lunch, Youth Sunday 4th Sunday, Wednesday Bible Study
— 1007 Shaeffers Chapel Rd., Traditional Worship Service — 1701 22nd Street North, Columbus. Sunday Worship
6 p.m. Elder Robert L. Brown, Jr., Pastor. 662-327-4221.
9 a.m., Rev. Curtis Bray, Pastor. 8:30 a.m. -10 a.m., Wednesday Bible Study 6 p.m.-7 p.m.
NOW FAITH CENTER MINISTRIES — 425 Military Road, ST. JAMES UNITED METHODIST CHURCH — 722 Rone F. Burgin, Sr., Pastor/Founder. 662-328-0948
Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11:30 a.m., Tuesday Night Military Rd. Breakfast 9:20 a.m., Sunday School 9:40 a.m., VIBRANT CHURCH — 500 Holly Hills Rd. Sunday 9 a.m.,
Bible Study 7 p.m. Elder Samuel Wilson, Pastor. Worship 11 a.m., Sunday Evening Worship 6 p.m., Adult/ 10:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. The Grove Coffee Cafe 8 a.m.,
OPEN DOOR CHURCH OF GOD — 711 S. Thayer Ave., Children Bible Study Wednesday 6 p.m., Young Adult Bible Wednesday 7 p.m. The Grove 6:30 p.m. Nursery provided
Aberdeen. Sunday School 10:30 a.m., Worship 11:30 a.m., Study Thursday 7 p.m. Rev. Paul E. Luckett, Pastor. through age 3. Jason Delgado, Pastor. 662-329-2279
Evangelist Night 6 p.m. Johnnie Bradford, Pastor. 662-574- Freeman Rd. Sunday School 10 a.m., Sunday Services 11 2648 Tom St., Sturgis. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship
2847. a.m. and 5 p.m. Youth activities 5 p.m. John Powell, Pastor. 11 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Curtis Davis, Pastor. 662-230-
— 223 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Starkville. Sunday Cedar Street, Macon, Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN
Worship 7:45 a.m., 10 a.m., 6 p.m., Sunday School 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. , Wednesday Bible Study 6 p.m. Demetric
Wednesday Bible Study 7 p.m. Darden, Pastor.
725 4th Ave. N. Visit for
schedule of services and updates on this Mission.
Minnie Vaughn Rd. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 12 Tuscaloosa Rd. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m.
and 6 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Ron McDougald, APOSTOLIC PENTECOSTAL
p.m., Tuesday 7 p.m. Donald Koonch, Pastor. 662-243- APOSTOLIC OUTREACH CHURCH — 204 North McCrary
2064 Rd., Prayer/Inspiration Hour Monday 6 p.m. Danny L.
6015 Tabernacle Rd., Ethelsville, AL. Sunday School 10
CAFB CHAPEL — Catholic - Sunday: Catholic DIVINE DESTINY APOSTOLIC CHURCH — 2601 14th
a.m., Worship 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday 6:30 p.m.
Reconciliation 4:00 p.m., Mass 5 p.m. Catholic Priest Ave. N. Sunday School 10:30 a.m., Worship 12 p.m.,
Rickey C. Green, Pastor. 205-662-3443
Father Paul Stewart. Protestant - Sunday: Adult Sunday
TRINITY-MT. CARMEL CME CHURCH — 4610 Carson Tuesday Bible Class 7:30 p.m. Pastor Easter Robertson.
School 9 a.m., Worship 10:45 a.m. Wing Chaplain Lt. Col.
Rd. Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10 a.m., Pastor Lizzie JESUS CHRIST POWERFUL MINISTRY OF LOVE —
Steven Richardson. 662-434-2500
Harris. 662-329-3995 1210 17th St. S., behind the Dept. of Human Resources.
TURNER CHAPEL AME CHURCH — 1108 14th St. S. Sunday School 10:30 a.m., Friday 7:30 p.m. Gloria Jones,
Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday 5 Pastor.
Forrest Blvd. Sunday Bible Study 9 a.m., Worship 10 a.m.,
p.m. Yvonne Fox, Pastor. SPIRIT OF PRAYER HOLINESS CHURCH — 267 Byrnes
Wednesday Bible Study 6 p.m. Rev. Sandra DePriest. 662-
WESLEY UNITED METHODIST — 511 Airline Rd. Sunday Circle. Sunday Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m.,
School 9:45 a.m., Worship 10:55 a.m., Wednesday 5:15 Saturday 11 a.m. Terry Outlaw, Pastor. 662-324-3539
p.m., Chancel Choir 7 p.m., Youth Monday 6:30 p.m. Rev. THE ASSEMBLY IN JESUS CHRIST CHURCH — 1504
Sunday 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:15 a.m.
Sarah Windham. 19th St. N. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11:45 a.m. and
Rev. Anne Harris. 662-328-6673 or
WRIGHT CHAPEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 7 p.m., Wednesday and Friday 7 p.m.
— Hwy. 45 Alt. S., Crawford. Sunday School 9:30 a.m.,
Worship 10:15 a.m., Tuesday 6 p.m. Kori Bridges, Pastor.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m., Wednesday S. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11:30 a.m., Tuesday
6 p.m. Jack Taylor, Pastor. Bible Study 7 p.m., Thursday Prayer 5 p.m. District Elder
BEULAH GROVE FULL GOSPEL BAPTIST CHURCH — Lou J. Nabors Sr., Pastor. 662-329-1234
8490 Artesia Rd., Artesia, MS. Sunday Service 8:30 a.m., THE GLORIOUS CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST — Billy
— 2808 Ridge Rd. Sacrament Meeting 9 a.m., Sunday
Tuesday Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Timothy Bourne, Senior Kidd Road, Caledonia. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship
School 10 a.m., Priesthood & Relief Society 11 a.m., Youth
Pastor. Activities Wednesday 6 p.m. Bishop Eric Smith. 662-328- 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.. Tuesday 7 p.m., Friday 7 p.m.
CHARITY FULL GOSPEL BAPTIST CHURCH — 1524 3179. Ernest Thomas, Pastor.
6th Ave. S. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE VICTORY APOSTOLIC FAITH CHURCH — 6 6 Boyd Rd.,
Wednesday 7 p.m., Saturday 6 p.m. Charles Fisher, Pastor. FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE — 2722 Ridge Rd. Starkville. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship Noon, Tuesday
CHARITY MISSION FULL GOSPEL BAPTIST CHURCH Sunday School 9:30 a.m.,Worship 10:40 a.m. and 6 p.m. Prayer 7 p.m., Wednesday Bible Study 7 p.m. Mildred
— 807 Tarlton Rd., Crawford. Sunday School 9:40 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Rev. Stephen Joiner, Pastor. Spencer, Pastor. 662-341-5753
Worship 11:15 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m., Prayer Hour Mon.- NON — DENOMINATIONAL ONENESS PENTECOSTAL
Fri. 10 a.m., Saturday 8 a.m., New Membership Class 9:30 A PREPARED TABLE MINISTRY — 1201 College St. NEW HOPE PENTECOSTAL CHURCH — 875 Richardson
p.m., 5th Sunday Worship 6:30 p.m. 662-272-5355 Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:10 a.m., Wednesday 6
COVENANT LIFE MINISTRIES CHURCH — W. Yorkville Rd. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., 6 p.m.,
p.m. Timothy J. Bailey, Pastor. 662-889-7778 Tuesday 7 p.m. Jared Glover, Pastor. 662-251-3747 E-mail:
Rd. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Evening 6:30 ABUNDANT LIFE CHRISTIAN CHURCH — 611 S.
p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m.
Frontage Road. Sunday 9:30 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Craig PENTECOSTAL
Fairview Full Gospel BAPTIST CHURCH — 1446 Morris, Pastor.
Wilson Pine Rd., Crawford. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., FAITH AND DELIVERANCE OUT REACH MINISTRIES —
Worship 10 a.m., Tuesday 7 p.m. Bobby L. McCarter 662- 118 S. McCrary Road, Suite 126. Sunday 10 a.m. and 11
INC. — 1560 Hwy. 69 S., Sunday 9 a.m., Wednesday 6:45
328-2793 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Christian Women Meeting Friday
p.m., Friday Corporate Prayer 7 p.m. Pastor James T.
GREATER MOUNT ZION CHURCH — 5114 Hwy. 182 E. Verdell, Jr. 9 a.m., 11 a.m., & 7 p.m. on 7 p.m.
Sunday Corporate Prayer 8 a.m., Sunday School 9 a.m., Fridays only. LIVING FAITH TABERNACLE — Shelton St. Sunday
Worship 10:15 a.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m., Bible Study 7 COLUMBUS CHRISTIAN CENTER — 146 S. McCrary School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Youth
p.m. Doran V. Johnson, Pastor. 662-329-1905 Rd. Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m., Kid’s Church 10:30 a.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Rev. James O. Gardner, Pastor.
GOD’S ANNOINTED PEOPLE MINISTRY FULL GOSPEL Wednesday 6:30 p.m., Kenny Gardner, Pastor. 662-328- LIVING WATER MINISTRIES — 622 28th St. N. Elder
FELLOWSHIP — 611 Jess Lyons Rd. Sunday School 9 3328 Robert L. Salter, Pastor. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship
a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Jerome Gill, CONGREGATIONAL WORSHIP CENTER — 109 Maxwell 11 a.m., Wednesday 7:30 p.m., Friday 7:30 p.m.
Pastor. 662-244-7088 Lane. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 11:15 a.m., SPIRIT OF PRAYER HOLINESS CHURCH — 922 17th St.
HARVEST LIFE CHURCH — 425 Military Rd. Sunday Wednesday Prayer 6 p.m., Wednesday Bible Band 7 p.m. N. Sunday 11 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.
Service 10:30 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. F. Clark Richardson, Grover C. Richards, Pastor. 662-328-8124 Terry Outlaw, Pastor,
Pastor. 662-329-2820 CORNERSTONE WORSHIP CENTER — 98 Harrison Rd., VICTORY TABERNACLE P.C.G. — 548 Hwy. 45 North
NEW BEGINNING FULL GOSPEL BAPTIST CHURCH — Steens. Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m., 1st Sunday Evening Frontage Rd. (1/4 mile past the CAFB entrance on the
318 Idlewild Rd. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., 6 p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Marion (Bubba) Dees, Pastor. right) Sunday Bible Class 10:15 a.m., Worship 10:45 a.m.,
Wednesday 6 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. 662-327-3962 662-327-4303 Wednesday Bible Study 6 p.m. G. E. Wiggins, Sr., Pastor.
NEW LIFE FULL GOSPEL BAPTIST CHURCH — 426 EL BETHEL — 3288 Cal-Vernon Rd. Sunday School 9 662-251-2432
1721 Hwy 45 N
Military Rd. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10a.m., a.m., Worship 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Wes UNITED PENTECOSTAL ® Columbus, MS
Wednesday 7 p.m. Rev. Michael Love, Pastor.
Andrews, Pastor. 662-855-5006
Rd. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11:30 a.m., Tuesday Caledonia Kolola Rd., Caledonia. Sunday 10 a.m., 6 p.m.,
Gardner Blvd. Services every Friday, Saturday and Sunday Monday-Saturday 10am-8pm
6:30 p.m., Thursday 7 p.m. Samuel B. Wilson, Pastor. Wednesday 7 p.m. Grant Mitchell, Pastor. 662-356-0202
at 7 p.m. J. Brown, Pastor. In Style. In Reach. Sunday 1pm-5pm
FAITH COVENANT CHURCH — 1133 Northdale Dr.

19th St. S. Sunday School 8:30 a.m., Worship 10 a.m., Sunday Worship 5:30 p.m. Lee Poque, Pastor. 662-889- Rd. Sunday School 10 a.m., Sunday Evangelistic 6p.m.,
Wednesday 7 p.m., Missionary Service every 2nd 8132 Wednesday 7 p.m. Rev. Steve Blaylock, Pastor. 662-328-

Wednesday 7 p.m. Rev. Freddie Edwards, Pastor. FINDING YOUR WAY THROUGH CHRIST MINISTRIES 1750
JEWISH — 1472 Blocker Rd., Starkville. Sunday School 10 a.m., PRESBYTERIAN
B’NAI ISRAEL — 717 2nd Ave. N. Services Semi-monthly. Worship 11 a.m., 2nd Sunday Morning Worship 9 a.m. BEERSHEBA CUMBERLAND PRESBYTERIAN Offering independent living apartments, personal
Friday 7:30 p.m. 662-329-5038 Pastor Kenyon Ashford. CHURCH — 1736 Beersheba Rd., New Hope Community. care/assisted living suites, and a skilled nursing home
Universalist FIRST CALVARY FAITH AND FELLOWSHIP CHRISTIAN Rev. Tim Lee, Pastor. Sunday Worship 10 a.m., Church 300 Airline Road • Columbus, MS • 327-6716
UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST — Meeting at Temple B’nai CENTER — 247 South Oliver St., Brooksville. Prayer School 11:15 a.m., Wed. Mid Week 6 p.m. 662-327-9615 “Our Bottom Line Is People”
Israel, 1301 Marshall, Tupelo, every 1st & 3rd Sunday. 662- Saturday 5:30 p.m., Bible Study 6 p.m., Sunday School COVENANT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (EPC) — 515
620-7344 or 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. Pastor David T. Jones,III. Lehmberg Rd., East Columbus. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Hunting • Fishing
LUTHERAN 601-345-5740 Working Or Stepping Out — We Have A Complete
Worship 10:30 a.m., Wednesday Prayer Meeting 4 p.m. Line Of Clothing For You And Your Family
Hwy. 45 N. and 373. Sunday School/Bible Class 3:45 p.m., School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10 a.m., Tuesday 6:30 p.m. Rev. FIRST CUMBERLAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH — Oktibbeha County Co-Op
Worship 5 p.m. 662-356-4647 Maxine Hall, Pastor. Check Out Our Boot & Cap Section
2698 Ridge Rd. Sunday School 9:15 a.m., Worship 10:30
18th Ave. N. Sunday School 9 a.m.. Worship 10 a.m. Stan
GENESIS CHURCH — 1820 23rd St. N., Sunday School
9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Darren
a.m., Adult Choir 4 p.m. Youth Group 5 p.m., Bible Study 5 662-323-1742
p.m.; Monthly Activities: CPW Circle #2 (2nd Tue. 4 p.m.), 201 Pollard Rd., Starkville
Clark, Pastor. 662-327-7747 Leach, Pastor.
MENNONITE Ladies Aid (3rd Tue. 2 p.m.); Weekly Activities: Exercise
FAITH MENNONITE FELLOWSHIP — 2988 Tarlton Rd., Class Tuesday and Thursday 8 a.m. Rev. Luke Lawson,
Point Rd. Worship 8 a.m. and 11 a.m., Wednesday 6 p.m.
Crawford. Sunday Worship 10 a.m., Sunday School 11 a.m., Pastor. 662-328-2692
Donnell Wicks, Pastor.
2nd & 4th Sunday Worship 6 p.m., Wednesday 7:30 p.m. HOUSE OF RESTORATION — Hwy. 50. Sunday School, FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH — 3200 Bluecutt Rd.
Kevin Yoder, Senior Pastor. 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., Wednesday 7 Worship 10 a.m., Youth Group Sundays 11 a.m., Adult Choir
METHODIST a.m., Pastors, Bill and Carolyn Hulen. Wednesdays 6 p.m., Fellowship Suppers-3rd Wednesdays
Street, Artesia. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. FAITH CHURCH — 622 23rd St. N. Sunday School MAIN STREET PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (PCA) — Main
Gene Merkl, Pastor. 10:30 a.m.; Service 11:45 a.m., Tuesday 7:30 p.m., Friday and 7th St. N. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:40
CALEDONIA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH — 811 Main 7:30 p.m., Prayer Mon., Wed. and Fri. noon. For more a.m. and 6 p.m., Wednesday Fellowship Supper 5:30 p.m.,
Street, Caledonia. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. information call Bishop Ray Charles Jones 662-251-1118, Bible Study 6 p.m. Rev. Todd Matocha, Pastor.
Charity Gordon, Pastor. Patricia Young 662-327-3106 or 662-904-0290 or Lynette MT. ZION CUMBERLAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH —
CLAIBORNE CME CHURCH — 6049 Nashville Ferry Rd. Williams 662-327-9074. 3044 Wolfe Rd. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m.
E. 2nd and 4th Sundays - Sunday School 10a.m., Worship KINGDOM VISION INTERNATIONAL CHURCH — 3193 SALVATION ARMY CHURCH
11 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m., 1st and 3rd Sundays - 3 p.m., Hwy 69 S. Sunday 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., Sunday School THE SALVATION ARMY CHURCH — 2219 Hwy. 82
Geneva H. Thomas, Pastor. 10 a.m., Tuesday 7 p.m. Pastor R.J. Matthews. 662-327- East. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship Service 11 a.m.,
CONCORD INDEPENDENT METHODIST CHURCH — 1960 Wednesday Men’s Fellowship, Women’s Fellowship 5:30
1235 Concord Rd. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. LIFE CHURCH — 419 Wilkins Wise Rd. Sunday Worship p.m., Thursday Character Building Programs 5:30 p.m.,
Robert L. Hamilton, Sr., Pastor. 10 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. For more information, call 662- Majors Alan and Sheryl Phillips, Commanding Officers.
Ave. N. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. Eugene LOVE CITY FELLOWSHIP CHURCH — 305 Dr. Martin COLUMBUS SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH —
Bramlett, Pastor. Luther King Drive, Starkville. Sunday Worship 11 a.m.,
301 Brooks Dr. Saturday Service 9 a.m., Sabbath School
CRAWFORD UNITED METHODIST CHURCH — Main St., Pastor Apostle Lamorris Richardson. 601-616-0311 The McBryde Family
Crawford. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. and service 10 a.m. 10:30 a.m., Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 p.m. Ray
Kathy Brackett, Pastor. 662-364-8848 Jefferson St., Macon. Sunday Service 10 a.m., Wednesday Elsberry, Pastor. 662-329-4311
1120 Gardner Blvd. • 328-5776
CROSSROAD CHAPEL C.M.E. CHURCH — Steens. Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Johnny Birchfield Jr., Senior Pastor.
Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday 6 662-493-2456 E-mail: Saturday Sabbath School 9:30 a.m., Divine Worship 11
p.m. Rev. Carl Swanigan, Pastor. NEW BEGINNING EVERLASTING OUTREACH a.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Roscoe Shields, Pastor. 662-
FIRST INDEPENDENT METHODIST — 417 Lehmberg Rd. MINISTRIES — Meets at Quality Inn, Hwy. 45 N. (Every 1st 327-9729
Sunday bible study at 10:15 and morning worship at 11 a.m. and 3rd Sunday) Sunday School 10 a.m., Bible Study 10:30 APOSTOLIC CHURCH
Minister Gary Shelton. a.m., Worship 11 a.m. Pastor Robert Gavin, 662-327-9843 TRUE FAITH DELIVERANCE MINISTRIES APOSTOLIC
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH — 602 Main St. or 662-497-3434. CHURCH — 3632 Hwy. 182 E. Sunday School 10:30 a.m., • RECYCLING SINCE 1956 •
Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 8:45 & 11 a.m., Vespers & NEW COVENANT ASSEMBLY — 875 Richardson. Sunday 11:30 a.m., Tuesday 7:30 p.m., Wednesday Prayer Specializing in industrial accounts
Worship Service Sunday 10:30 a.m. Bruce Morgan, Pastor. Noon, Wednesday 7:30 p.m., Friday 7:30 p.m. 662-328-8176 973 Island Rd. 1-800-759-8570
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pregnancy, religion, na-
SUPER SAVER RATES tional origin, disability, HAY FOR SALE. Some
6 Days ...................................... $12.00 age, sexual orientation, General Help Wanted 3200 stored in barn and out.
gender identity, genetic 662-386-9122.
12 Days.................................... $18.00 information, status as a PART TIME OFFICE Let your
Over 6 lines is $1 per additional line. U.S. veteran, or any oth- ADMIN/SECRETARY fingers do the
er status protected by needed for Furniture 4480
Six lines or less, consecutive days. Rate applies to small church. walking.
state or federal law. The
private party ads of non-commercial nature for
merchandise under $1,000. Must include price in
following person has Monday & Wednesday, Find your JAMESON SLEEPER
been designated to 16 hours per week. Sofa, full size, 4 inch
ad. 1 ITEM PER AD. No pets, firewood, etc. handle inquiries regard- Tech and social media dream job in mattress, excl cond,
skills required. the classifieds! avocado green. $150.
ing the non-discrimina-
tion policies: Theresa For more info, call 662-327-3518, leave
4 Lines/1 Day ........................... $9.20 Harpole, Director of Hu- 662-574-1972 message if no answer.
man Resources, P.O.
4 Lines/3 Days ........................$18.00 Box 158, Scooba, MS
Price includes 2 FREE Garage Sale signs. Rain 39358, Telephone:
(662)-476-5274, E-mail:
Guarantee: If it rains the day of your sale, we will
re-run you ad the next week FREE!
You must call to request free re-run. Publication Dates:
January 13, 2019 and
FREE SERVICES January 20, 2019
Bargain Column Ad must fit in 4 lines (ap- LOWNDES COUNTY
proximately 20 characters per line) and will run SCHOOLS
for 3 days. For items $100 or less ONLY. More
than one item may be in same ad, but prices may
not total over $100, no relists. NOTICE TO BIDDERS
Free Pets Up to 4 lines, runs for 6 days. COUNTY OF LOWNDES
Lost & Found Up to 6 lines, ad will run for
These ads are taken by e-mail or in person at our EN THAT SEALED BIDS

office. Ads will not be take by telephone. WILL BE RECEIVED BY
0 Legals 4390 Computer Equipment BOARD OF EDUCATION,
4420 Farm Equipment & IN THE OFFICE OF SU-
1000 Service Supplies
1030 Air Conditioning & Heating CATION, 1053 HIGH-
4450 Firewood WAY 45 SOUTH,
1060 Appliance Repair 4460 Flea Markets COLUMBUS, MS. UNTIL
1070 Asphalt & Paving 4480 Furniture 2:00 PM ON
1090 Automotive Services 4510 Garage Sales THURSDAY, JANUARY
1120 Building & Remodeling 31, 2019 FOR DIS-
4540 General Merchandise TRICT WAN SERVICE
1150 Carpeting/Flooring 4570 Household Goods FOR THE LOWNDES
1180 Childcare 4630 Lawn & Garden COUNTY SCHOOL DIS-
1210 Chimney Cleaning 4660 Merchandise Rentals TRICT. BIDS WILL BE
1240 Contractors 4690 Musical Instruments OPENED ON FRIDAY,

your business
1250 Computer Services 4700 Satellites FEBRUARY 1, 2019 AT
1270 Electrical 10:00 AM. ALL BIDS
4720 Sporting Goods PRICES SHALL BE FIRM
1300 Excavating 4750 Stereos & TV’s AND APPROVED BY LC-
1320 Fitness Training 4780 Wanted To Buy SB FOR THE DISTRICT.
1330 Furniture Repair &
Refinishing 5000 Pets & Livestock INTERESTED BIDDERS
1360 General Services 5100 Free Pets MAY PICK UP OR RE-
1380 Housecleaning 5150 Pets QUEST BY PHONE (662-
5200 Horses/Cattle/Livestock 244-5000) SPECIFICA-
1390 Insulation TIONS FOR THE ABOVE
1400 Insurance 5250 Pet Boarding/Grooming AT THE OFFICE OF SU-
1410 Interior Decorators 5300 Supplies/Accessories PERINTENDENT OF EDU-
1440 Jewelry/Watch Repair 5350 Veterinarians CATION. PLEASE DIR-
1470 Lawn Care/Landscaping 5400 Wanted To Buy ECT ALL INQUIRES TO
1500 Locksmiths 6000 Financial DREWS, TECHNOLOGY
1530 Machinery Repair 6050 Business Opportunity COORDINATOR, BY

from the ground up!
1560 Mobile Home Services 6100 Business Opportunity EITHER PHONE (662-
1590 Moving & Storage 244-5018) OR EMAIL
1620 Painting & Papering 6120 Check Cashing
1650 Pest Control WNDES.K12.MS.US)
6150 Insurance
1680 Plumbing 6200 Loans THE LOWNDES COUNTY
1710 Printing 6250 Mortgages BOARD OF EDUCATION
1740 Roofing & Guttering 6300 Stocks & Bonds RESERVES THE RIGHT
1770 Saws & Lawn Mowers TO REJECT ANY
6350 Business for Sale AND/OR ALL BIDS AND
1780 Sitting with Elderly/Sick
1790 Stump Removal THE LOW BID/BIDDER.
1800 Swimming Pools 7050 Apartments
1830 Tax Service 7100 Commercial Property MR. LYNN WRIGHT, SU-
1860 Tree Service 7150 Houses PERINTENDENT
1890 Upholstery 7180 Hunting Land SUPERINTENDENT OF
7190 Land for Rent/Lease EDUCATION
1910 Welding LOWNDES COUNTY,
7200 Mobile Homes MISSISSIPPI
2000 Announcements
2050 Card of Thanks
2100 Fraternal & Lodge
7250 Mobile Home Spaces
7300 Office Spaces
7350 Resort Rentals
JANUARY 13, 2019
What do you need to plant the seeds
for a successful business — ofce space, equipment,
2150 Good Things To Eat 7400 River Property
2200 In Memorial 7450 Rooms Building & Remodeling 1120
2250 Instruction & School 7500 Storage & Garages HOME REPAIRS & CON-
2300 Lost & Found
2350 Personals
2400 Special Notices
7520 Vacation Rentals
7550 Wanted to Rent
WANTED. Carpentry,
small concrete jobs,
transportation, employees, CUSTOMERS?
7600 Waterfront Property
2600 Travel/Entertainment electrical, plumbing,
3000 Employment
3050 Clerical & Office
8000 Real Estate
8050 Commercial Property
8100 Farms & Timberland
roof repairs, pressure
washing and mobile
home roof coating and
You can nd it all in The Dispatch Classieds!
3100 Data Processing/ Computer underpinning. No job
8150 Houses - Northside

Call to place your ad today.
3150 Domestic Help too small. 549-7031.
8200 Houses - East
3170 Engineering 8250 Houses - New Hope SUGGS CONSTRUCTION
3200 General Help Wanted 8300 Houses - South Building, remodeling,
3250 Management Positions 8350 Houses - West metal roofing, painting
3300 Medical/Dental & all home repairs.
8450 Houses - Caledonia 662-242-3471
3350 Opportunity Information 8500 Houses - Other
3400 Part-Time 8520 Hunting Land Tom Hatcher, LLC
3450 Positions Wanted 8550 Investment Property Custom Construction,
3500 Professional Restoration, Remodel-
8600 Lots & Acreage ing, Repair, Insurance
3550 Restaurant/Hotel 8650 Mobile Homes claims. 662-364-1769.
3600 Sales/Marketing 8700 Mobile Home Spaces Licensed & Bonded
3650Trades 8750 Resort Property
3700Truck Driving 8800 River Property General Services 1360
4000 Merchandise 8850 Wanted to Buy FREE TRAINING for
4030 Air Conditioners 8900 Waterfront Property JOB SEEKING WOMEN;
4060 Antiques 9000 Transportation COMPUTER TRAINING,
4090 Appliances RESUME WRITING, & IN-
9050 Auto Accessories/Parts TERVIEW SKILLS;
4120 Auctions 9100 Auto Rentals & Leasing Tues & Thurs Evening
4150 Baby Articles 9150 Autos for Sale classes start February
4180 Bargain Column 9200 Aviation 5th. Enroll now at Chris-
4210 Bicycles 9250 Boats & Marine tian Women's Job
4240 Building Materials Corps. Min H.S. Dip-
9300 Camper/R.V.’s loma or Equivalent re-
4250 Burial Plots 9350 Golf Carts quired. Call 662-722-
4270 Business Furniture & 9400 Motorcycles/ATVs 3016 or 662-597-1030

662-328-2424 •eds
Equipment 9450 Trailers/Heavy Equipment
4300 Camera Equipment 9500 Trucks, Vans & Buses PAINTING/CARPENTRY
4330 Clothing 30 years experience.
9550 Wanted to Buy Great prices. Call
4360 Coins & Jewelry
Leslie, 662-570-5490.
6D Sunday, January 13, 2019 The Dispatch •
Houses For Sale: Other 8500 Business Opportunity 6050 Apts For Rent: Other 7080
APARTMENTS & TOWNHOUSES Columbus: 411 Main CH&A, 1 story, W/D,
HOUSES (OVER 200 MANAGED) St. Office, Retail, Res- historic district, 1 block
taurant Space available. from downtown, $625/
DOWNTOWN LOFTS Call 423-333-1124. mo. + $625 dep. NO
WANTED BUSINESS Peaceful & Quiet area.
TO SEE VIRTUAL TOURS OF Columbus-Local Only.
17 Years in China Mfg.
ALL AVAILABLE PROPERTIES, 30 years lighting/signs RENT FREE! 1 & 2 Bed-
room Apts/Townhomes.
Stove & refrigerator.
Solar & Wind Products.
$335-$600 Monthly.
My Skills: Tech Support,
Sales & Marketing. Credit check & deposit.
What are your skills? Coleman Realty, 850-557-8555 662-329-2323.
Apts For Rent: Northside 7010 (NOW ACCEPTING
520 11TH Street North-
“You’ll like our 2BR/1BA, updated, Downtown Area-
personal service.” brick, central H&A, ap- 2BR/1BA, CH&A, hard-
pliances, flooring, paint. wood, appliances, no
$450/month. NO pets. pets, spacious, walk to
NO HUD. Credit check. MUW. NO HUD.
Call Long & Long, Re- Agent Owned.
altors @ 662-328-0770. $675.00/$675.00.
Available NOW.
1 & 2 BR near hospital.
2BR/1BA, almost fin-
Find Sudoku
ished make-over. CH/A, YESTERDAY’S
$595-645/mo. Military new flooring, paint, ap-
Houses For Sale: Other 8500 discount offered, pet Sudoku is a number-
pliances & more. No
area, pet friendly, and pets, no HUD. placing puzzle based on
Sudoku is a number-
8 6 4 3 7 1 2 9 5
furnished corporate

What agiven 2 5 1 9 6 4 3 7 8
Agent Owned.
apartments available. 9x9 grid with several
placing puzzle based on

2019 Conceptis Puzzles, Dist. by King Features Syndicate, Inc.
ON SITE SECURITY. a 9x9 grid with several
numbers. The object 3 7 9 5 2 8 6 1 4
Large 1BR/1BA, gas
space heat, window air.
Water furnished. No
You’re 1 to 9 in the empty spaces
given numbers. The object
is to place the numbers
is to place the numbers
1 to 9 in the empty spaces
Looking column and each 3x3 box
Benji @ 662-386-4446 pets or HUD. so that each row, each
Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm. Agent Owned. so that each row, each 4 3 2 1 5 7 8 6 9
Sat/Sun by appt only. $375.00/$375.00 with column and each 3x3 box
contains the same number 5 4 3 7 9 6 1 8 2
Apts For Rent: West 7050
approved application.
For contains the same number
only once. The difficulty
only once. The difficulty 6 9 8 2 1 3 5 4 7
Long & Long, Realtors level increases from
In Monday to Sunday.
level increases from 1 2 7 4 8 5 9 3 6
Monday to Sunday.
COLEMAN Difficulty Level 1/11


1 Bedrooms 2 BEDROOMS
2 Bedroooms 3 BEDROOMS
3 Bedrooms Mobile Homes for Rent 7250
© The Dispatch

Furnished & DEPOSIT
RENT A fully equipped
camper w/utilities &
Unfurnished cable from $145/wk -
AND $535/month. Colum-
1, 2, & 3 Baths CREDIT CHECK bus & County School
Lease, Deposit locations. 662-242-
7653 or 601-940-1397.
& Credit Check 662-329-2323 Houses For Sale: Southside
2411 HWY 45 N 2BR/1BA Gas stove &
COLUMBUS, MS heat. Move-in ready. 1
Apts For Rent: Caledonia 7060 BR Apt. attached that
needs work. $21,000.
3BR/1BA Duplex. No Commercial Property For 417 17th St. S.
Smoking. No Pets. 1 yr. Call 662-327-8712.
lease. $550/month +
Rent 7100
deposit. 662-356-4958 117 DR. Martin Luther Investment Property 8550
or 662-574-0227. King Jr. Dr. West in
Apts For Rent: Starkville 7070 Starkville. 4,000 sq. ft
building. Call 662-323- private property. Approx
5119. 6 acres. Will sell or
SMALL APT, walking dis- lease property located
tance to MSU. Partially in NE Noxubee County.
furnished incl W/D w/ COMMERCIAL PROPER-
ch/a. $500/mo + dep. TIES/Retail/Office
Call 662-722-0020, Spaces starting @
$285/mo. Downtown & Lots & Acreage 8600
leave msg or text.
East Columbus loca- 1.7 Acres on Hwy 12.
Apts For Rent: Other 7080 tions. 662-435-4188. Excellent building site,
cleared. Close to gas
1BR/1BA Apts for rent. OFFICE SPACE: 2,000 plant, Caledonia school
College Manor Apts, dir- square feet. 294 district. $15,000.
ectly across from MUW. Chubby Dr. Flexible leas- 662-356-6035.
Completely renovated, ing terms. Available
incl granite countertops, now. 662-328-8254 2.28 +/- Acre Lot.
SS appls & W/D. 12 mo 149 Tanyia Lane. Off of
lease, dep req, $650/ HISTORIC DOWNTOWN Lake Lowndes Road.
mo. 662-425-3817. Columbus Office, Retail, Has asphalt drive &
Restaurant Space avail- parking, 1200 ft. shop
1, 2, 3 BEDROOM apart- able. Call 662-328- w/ living area, septic
ments & townhouses. 8655 or 662-574-7879. tank & water meter. No
Call for more info. trailers. $45,000. Call
662-328-8254. 662-574-0345.
Houses For Rent: Northside
Houses For Sale: Other 8500 7110 UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY!
A Stable growth invest-
2 AVAILABLE: 2BR/1BA ment. FSBO: 72 Acres
near CAFB. $450/mo + in Webster Co., near
$350 dep. 662-889- Mantee. Mature pines
1122. (75yr), hardwoods
(50yr), 10ac hay field,
2BR HOUSE. Stove, ref., 2ac pond, w/county
w/d hookup, window road frontage/utilities,
a/c, heat electric. superb potential home
$485/mo. Lease- site & recognized
dep.+credit check. Cole- school. 45 minutes to
man Realty. 329-2323. MSU. 334-277-9744.
COLONIAL TOWN- acres on Sobley & Dav-
HOUSES. 2 & 3 bed- is Rd. Excellent hunting.
room w/ 2-3 bath town- 1 mile west of Hwy. 69.
houses. $600 to $695. Small creek runs thru
662-549-9555. Ask for property. $1375 per ACROSS
Glenn or text. acre. 205-799-9846 or 1 Block
6 Swift horses
MENT NEAR MUW. 1.95 acre lots.
11 “Don’t Cry for
323 13th St. N. 3 Blks Good/bad credit. Me” singer
from MUW. L/r, d/r, 10% down, as low as
b/r, kitchen, large f/r $299/mo. Eaton Land.
12 From the area
w/ fireplace, 2BR/3BA. 662-361-7711 13 Prison-based
Laundry room, outside
fenced patio, screened Mobile Homes for Sale 8650
14 Writer Brookner
side porch & work room 15 Moved slowly
MENT B/r, d/r, kitchen @ The Grove, Colum-
17 Oxford VIP
& bathroom. NO HUD. bus. 3BR/2BA, never 18 Stage signal
Ref. req. Dep. req. lived in, can be moved.
Pets allowed w/ extra New Hope Sch. Dist.
19 Staggering
dep. $1075/mo. $29k. 662-769-2565. 22 Danson of “The
Autos For Sale 9150 Good Place”
Mobile Homes for Rent 7250 23 Writer Susan
1965 MUSTANG, Red,
Automatic, 6cyl, A/C & 24 Keats, for one
3BR/2BA Trailer, New
Hope school dist. power steering. 25 Crunchy veggie
$500/mo & $500 dep.
662-386-2367. 27 Ready to go
Call between 10a-7p.
662-386-4292. 1991 MERCEDES 500
30 Party worker 4 Nevada neighbor 27 Tar
NO TEXT MESSAGES. SL. Serviced as re- 31 Log chopper 5 Clint Eastwood 28 Thrill
quired. 106k miles, 32 Tough wood film 29 Movie ad
2 tops. Excellent buy!
West Lowndes school $12,500. 662-356- 33 Sand substance 6 Imitating 30 Fills parts
district. $485/mo +
$485 dep. 662-242-
6035. 35 Snowboarder 7 Friend of Harry 34 Eastern monk
7653 or 662-308-7781. SUPER CHARGED 2004 White and Hermione 36 Much of N.
Monte Carlo SS. Dale 38 Some surreal art
Houses For Sale: Other 8500 Jr. Signature Edition. 8 Like lemon juice Amer.
$3500. 662-570-2601. 39 High-strung 9 Conducting needs 37 Hoop attachment
Campers & RVs 9300 40 Ham it up 10 Informal talk
41 Work byproduct 16 Wants
located on Wilkins Wise 42 Less common 20 Peter Fonda film
Rd & Waverly Rd. Full
Hookups available. 21 Back muscle
$300/mo. 662-328- DOWN 24 Flamenco cry
8655 or 662-574-7879. 1 Show 25 Popular nut
Trailers & Heavy Equipment 2 Broad way 26 Fuel gas
9450 3 Chopped
1999 MACK Dump
Truck & 30,000lb Trail-
boss Tag-A-Long Trailer,
both good condition.
Can be seen at 5356
Hwy 182 E, Columbus.
Call 662-328-6203 or
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