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Man charged with capital murder for Artesia killings
Motive for triple Mauricio Nance, 22, of Columbus, and
Tyshun Bernard Fields, 24, of Crawford.

Major Greg Wright murder still unclear Authorities responded to Snell’s mobile
home at 23 Mobile Dr. Tuesday at about
answers questions 4 p.m., after a neighbor reported hearing
By ISABELLE ALTMAN
during a press
ialtman@cdispatch.com gunshots. Lowndes County Sheriff Mike
conference at Arledge said responders found two of the
Lowndes County victims inside the home and a third in the
Sheriff’s Office An Oktibbeha County
Wednesday morn- man has been arrested for yard behind the residence.
ing. Authorities the murder of three people Colom said Allen was the person of in-
confirmed Thurs- in Artesia Tuesday after- terest deputies detained shorty after the
day they arrested noon. shooting incident.
Clark Allen Jr. of District Attorney Scott Allen was a guest in Snell’s home at the
Oktibbeha County time of the shooting, according to a LCSO
Colom confirmed Thursday
for the murder of
three people in morning that Clark Allen, Allen Jr. press release.
Artesia Tuesday Jr., 20, of the Sessums area, During a press conference at Lowndes
afternoon. has been charged with capital murder for County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday morn-
Isabelle Altman/Dispatch Staff shooting Demario Snell, 31, of Artesia, See Arrest, 3A

MUW confirms A community where everybody pulls together
on-campus
shooting was
self-inflicted
Victim has been
released from hospital
DISPATCH STAFF REPORT

Authorities have
confirmed a Jan. 4
shooting on the Mis-
sissippi University
for Women campus
was intentionally
self-inflicted, accord-
ing to information Miller
the university re-
leased this morning.
Isabelle Altman/Dispatch Staff
MUW will pursue
A mobile home at 23 Mobile Drive in Artesia is roped off after it was the scene of a triple homicide Tuesday afternoon. Dep-
no charges in the in- uties with Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office found resident Mario Snell, along with Mauricio Nance of Columbus and Tyshun
cident, a university Fields of Crawford, dead at the scene. Authorities confirmed Thursday afternoon they had arrested Clark Allen, Jr., of Oktibbe-
press release said. ha County, for capital murder in the case.
Emergency first
responders rushed to
campus just before 1 Vibrock
Artesia residents lean down the street from
her residence, crime
Snell, 31, along with Mauricio Nance,
22, and Tyshun Bernard Fields, 24, all
p.m. Jan. 4, after reports of a shot on each other to cope with scene tape still fluttered dead of gunshot wounds.
fired in front of Whitfield Hall. Less in the wind where it was It was a crime Shelton feels would
than 10 minutes later, MUW tweet- triple homicide blocking off 23 Mobile have happened “anywhere else” but
ed through its a W Alert System Dr. — the scene of a Artesia.
By ISABELLE ALTMAN
giving a description of a suspect ialtman@cdispatch.com
grisly triple murder the “It seems unreal,” she said. “It’s like
at large. A campus lockdown fol- day before. Shelton a dream.”

S
lowed, as did an hours-long man- itting in the front yard of her Shelton was at work Down the street on the other side
hunt on campus that even spilled Artesia home Wednesday, Latecia Tuesday at about 4 p.m. when another of the crime scene, a lifelong Artesia
into downtown Columbus. Shelton was keeping one eye on neighbor called 911 to report shots resident visiting a relative who lives in
By that evening, however, the her two of her three children as they fired at the mobile home. Law enforce- Snell’s neighborhood, said she couldn’t
See MUW, 6A drove a toy truck around the yard. Just ment arrived to find resident Demario See Artesia, 3A

Golden Triangle gears up for day of service
MLK projects range from giving with them forever. So I
always teach them to vol-
teachers school supplies to spending unteer.”
For Martin Luther
Brian Mitchell
packs granola
time with assisted living residents King Jr. Day of Service,
United Way of Lowndes
bars into sack
lunches as
BY MARY POLLITZ sons, Tyzir and Tristen County will distribute part of the
mpollitz@cdispatch.com Turner, and daughter, school supplies to teach- Martin Luther
Taraya Walker, helping ers at the soccer complex King Jr. Day
When Taquanda Walk- of Service at
load teachers’ vehicles at 9 a.m. Interim Director Trotter Con-
er Turner started volun- with school supplies. Renee Sanders said the vention Center
teering, she always had “My boys, they like do- idea for Tools for School in this 2017
her children by her side. ing it, but they’re young,” came to her when she saw Dispatch file
This Monday at 9 a.m., Turner said. “What we how much teachers give to photo.
Turner will have her two teach them now will stick See Day of Service, 6A Dispatch file photo

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Thursday
Say What?
Did you hear? “I am excited for women’s basketball and what our
two teams have been able to create ...”
After Americans killed, Trump’s Mississippi State women’s basketball coach Vic
Schaefer, talking about his team’s game against No.
Syria plan prompts questions 15 South Carolina at 6 p.m. Thursday. Story, 1B.

Attack was the deadliest assault on
U.S. troops in Syria since American Republicans dismiss suggestion
forces went into the country in 2015
The Associated Press number of fighters with
the Syrian Democratic
that State of Union be postponed
WASHINGTON — A Forces, who have fought Pelosi asked Trump
suicide bombing claimed
by Islamic State militants
killed at least 16 people,
alongside the Americans
against the Islamic State to postpone his Jan. TSA screener absentee rate still
including two U.S. service
members and two Ameri-
group, according to offi-
cials and the U.K.-based
Syrian Observatory for
29 speech on concerns high, but down from Sunday’s peak
can civilians, in northern Human Rights. about whether the The Associated Press
Syria on Wednesday, just
a month after President
According to a U.S.
official, one of the U.S. ci-
government can provide TSA officials say the rate of airport screeners missing work during
Donald Trump declared
that IS had been defeat-
vilians killed was an intel-
ligence specialist working
adequate security the partial government shutdown has stabilized just days before a
three-day holiday weekend that is likely to bring bigger airport crowds.
ed and he was pulling out
for the Defense Intelli- The Associated Press The Transportation Security Administration said Wednesday that
U.S. forces.
gence Agency. The other 6.1 percent of its airport screeners missed work Tuesday.
The attack in the stra- WASHINGTON — A grand
was an interpreter, who That’s nearly double the absentee rate on the same day last year but
tegic northeastern town
was a contractor. Washington ritual became a poten- the second-straight decline after the sick-out rate surged to 7.7 percent
of Manbij highlighted the
The attack prompted tial casualty of the partial govern- Sunday.
threat posed by the Is-
new complaints about the ment shutdown as House Speak- A TSA official said screeners this week should have received $500
lamic State group despite
withdrawal and under- er Nancy Pelosi asked President bonuses and, for some, an extra day’s pay, for working over the Christ-
Trump’s claims. It could
also complicate what had scored Pentagon asser- Donald Trump to postpone his Jan. mas and New Year’s holidays.
already become a messy tions that IS is still a threat 29 State of the Union speech. She
withdrawal plan, with the and capable of deadly at- cited concerns about whether the
tacks. hobbled government can provide gress another time or he should de- spond to the request, and the White
president’s senior advisers
disagreeing with the deci- In a Dec. 19 tweet an- adequate security, but Republicans liver the address in writing. House, thrown off guard by the
sion and then offering an nouncing the withdrawal, cast her move as a ploy to deny Homeland Security Secretary move, didn’t immediately offer any
evolving timetable for the Trump said, “We have Trump the stage. Kirstjen Nielsen denied anyone’s official response. But GOP allies
removal of the approxi- defeated ISIS in Syria, my In a letter to Trump, Pelosi said safety is compromised, saying accused Pelosi of playing politics,
mately 2,000 U.S. troops. only reason for being there that with both the Secret Service Wednesday that both agencies “are with Republican Rep. Steve Scalise
The attack, which during the Trump Presi- and the Homeland Security Depart- fully prepared to support and se- tweeting that Democrats are “only
also wounded three U.S. dency.” He said the troops ment entangled in the shutdown, cure the State of the Union.” interested in obstructing @real-
troops, was the deadliest would begin coming home the president should speak to Con- Trump did not immediately re- DonaldTrump, not governing.”
assault on U.S. troops in “now.” That plan triggered
Syria since American forc- immediate pushback from
es went into the country in military leaders, including
2015. the resignation of the de-
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Artesia
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even think of one person tors also said Artesia Nance’s mother, Tessie bers, also held a prayer you don’t see this in
being murdered in her residents are cooperating Poindexter, said Nance service for the commu- large cities because of
hometown, much less with law enforcement and Snell were second nity Wednesday night. the largeness of them.
three. still investigating in the cousins. Church pastor Timothy But this small close-knit
“Not here,” said town. “Both (my cousin and Bourne, who led the ser- community, when you
Emma, who did not want “For the most part, I) lost a son,” she said. vice, urged attendees to have a tragic event that
to give her last name. “If we have people talking “Both of us lost our only pray both for the victims takes place, it’ll pull you
(Artesia) ever had prob- to us,” said Major Greg son.” and their families and for together.”
lems, it happened way Wright, who is head of Nance’s uncle, Hason the shooter. That attitude doesn’t
back in the day before LCSO’s criminal inves- Price, said while his fam- Bourne said after the surprise Emma, whose
our time.” tigation division. “A lot ily is obviously grieving, service that Artesia is brother was hospitalized
of times you’re going to so is the rest of Artesia. the sort of community after he was attacked in
The investigation have — not just in the “It’s hurting every- where people set aside Starkville.
The suspect in the Artesia community but body,” their difference and “We were in Tupelo
case, Clark Allen, Jr., 20, any community — people he said. support each other when with him at the hospi-
of Oktibbeha County, are going to be a little “Because tragedy strikes. tal,” she said. “We didn’t
was in custody Tues- Isabelle Altman/Dispatch Staff reluctant to talk with the everybody “At the end of the day, know if he was going to
day night. Authorities Sheriff Mike Arledge sheriff’s department or knows we need each other,” live or not. Turns out,
confirmed Thursday speaks at a press confer- law enforcement per- everybody. he said. “At the end of they were down here
ence, providing an update sonnel. But for the most We never the day, I may not be as having a little candlelight
morning he was charged on a triple homicide in Ar-
with capital murder for part people are wanting thought strong as you and you thing for him. ... We
tesia and asking the public to find out who did this.
the three shootings. anything Price may not be as strong as didn’t know anything
for help solving the case.
Investigators held Three people were killed They’re wanting them would hap- me, but together we are about it until afterward.
a press conference in in a shooting in a mobile held accountable.” pen like that. ... (Espe- strong enough to get They were praying for
Lowndes County Sher- home Tuesday afternoon. cially) in the daytime.” through trying times. us. ... Some people don’t
iff’s Office Wednesday ‘Hurting everybody’ A candlelight vigil And I think that’s what know how to do that. But
morning, asking for time, give us a call.” Though Nance lived for the victims and their we’re seeing here in this this is Artesia. Artesia
further information from While Arledge said in Columbus and Fields families is planned for community. Sometimes pulls together.”
the public. investigators believe the in Crawford, all three downtown Artesia at 6
“If you know anything, suspect knew the three victims were original- p.m. Friday. The congre-
give us a call,” Lowndes victims, he declined to ly from Artesia. Law gation at Beulah Grove
County Sheriff Mike release a motive for the enforcement declined to Full Gospel Baptist
Arledge said. “It may not shootings. comment on how they Church, where two of
seem significant at the However, investiga- all knew each other, but the victims were mem-

Arrest
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ing, investigators said the law enforcement officers. Authorities described dif ferent
majority of the residents Wright said the only such Artesia as a small, close- ways. And
in Artesia were cooper- homicide he could think knit community where each one of
ating during the investi- of happened in the 1980s residents know each them is tak-
gation. in north Lowndes Coun- other and where citizens ing it hard
Arledge and Major ty. want to know what hap- ... And the
Greg Wright, who heads Investigators did not pened. community
the department’s investi- release a motive for the “We’re taking it step too. This
gative division, said there shooting by press time by step,” Artesia Mayor just doesn’t Sanders
had not been a triple ho- but are certain the sus- Jimmy Sanders said. “It’s happen in Artesia.”
micide in Lowndes Coun- pect and victims knew just really hard to say Allen’s bond has not
ty during their tenures as each other. because families take it yet been set in the case.

Building permits
Bostick ■ MS Steel Processing; 400
City of Columbus ■ Lauren Rhea; 3910 Hwy. 45
permit; Harold Pounders
■ Earnest Ballard; 502 24th N. Steel Road; Addition to
Jan. 2-10, 2019 N. Sign permit; Same St. S.; Plumbing permit; Leon commercial building; Malouf
■ Bush Le; 211 Hospital ■ First U.M. Church; 220 7th Tabor Construction
Dr.; Electrical permit; Danny St. S.; Remodel; Scott Swain ■ Opal Holmes; 505 5th Ave.
Wofford ■ Troy Anderson; 1304 13th S.; Plumbing permit; Leon
■ Dorothy Roseburgh; 135 Ave. S.; Demolition; Columbus Tabor
Brown St.; Electrical permit; Public Works ■ Otis Williams; 1323 9th
Jimmy Chism ■ Andrew Brown Jr. et al; Ave. N.; Plumbing permit;
■ Allen Pennington; 1018 1731 & 1735 10th Ave. N.; Leon Tabor
4th Ave. S.; Electrical permit; Demolition; Columbus Public
George Beavers
■ Joseph Hendrick; 916
Works
■ Maranatha Faith Center;
Lowndes County
Tuckaho Dr.; Electrical permit; 716 Waterworks Road; Electri- Jan. 16, 2019
Vertis Lee cal permit; Joseph Harris ■ Kenneth & Patricia Ray;
■ Heritage Academy; 625 ■ WMR, LLC; 2102 5th St. 1612 Westbrook Road; Set up
Magnolia Lane; Electrical N.; Electrical permit; James mobile home; Owner
permit; Mark Thompson Sykes ■ Kenneth & Patricia Ray;
■ William A. Lawrence; 516 ■ Carmichael Jones; 422 1612 Westbrook Road; Move
6th St. S.; Electrical permit; Wynhurst Road; Electrical mobile home; Mills Home
Paul Livingston permit; Jimmy Chism Center
■ Donnie Goss; 71 Temple ■ Military Lee, LLC; 1815 Mil- ■ Alabama Catfish; Gilmer-Wil-
Cove; Electrical permit; Paul itary Road; Electrical permit; burn Road; Set up mobile
Livingston James Sykes home; Welford Electric
■ Jeremy Reaves; 503 18th ■ WMR, LLC; 2102 5th St. ■ Alabama Catfish; Gilm-
Ave. N.; Electrical permit; John N.; Mechanical permit; Mike er-Wilburn Road; Move mobile
Varadi Spears home; Columbus Homes, LLC
■ Dr. Richard Brownstein; ■ Brickyard Properties; 152 & ■ Oscar Lewis; 1183 Tab-
2406 Hwy. 45 N., Ste. B; Me- 156 Brickerton St.; Mechani- ernacle Road; Remodel s/f
chanical permit; Robin Hudson cal permit; Victor Unruh residence; Owner
■ First U.M. Church; 220 7th ■ Amy Weathers & Richard ■ Kyle & Nina McConnell;
St. S.; Plumbing permit; John Huckaby; 189 Linton Road; 602 Briarbend Dr.; Construct
Caddis Mechanical permit; Chris storage/shop; Bostick Con-
■ Hayes Rector; 6224 4th St. Patterson struction
S., Apt. C; Plumbing permit; ■ Lee Walker; 84 Pandora ■ James Wamble; 65 Valley-
Randy Dobbs Dr.; Plumbing permit; Harold dale Cove; Construct pool;
■ Carson & Ann Marie Miller; Pounders Dale Breitigan Sunrise Pools
215 Bigbee Loop; Plumbing ■ Lucent Medispa, LLC; 2406 ■ Ryan Oppedal; 89 Lexington
permit; Randy Dobbs Hwy. 45 N., Ste. B.; Plumbing Lane; Construct pool; Owner
■ Gawyn Mitchell; 1505
Forrest Hill Dr.; Repairs; Joe

Correction
■ In Wednesday’s
edition, The Dispatch
incorrectly reported the
amount Lowndes County
withdrew in interest from
its hospital trust fund in
2016. The actual amount
was $73,050, as was noted
in the chart accompany-
ing the article. We regret
the error.

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In 2004, the Mississippi of them rely on federally-sub- For obvious reasons, for the taxes they pay but also intended purpose.
Legislature made a change in sidized commercial traffic, airports are located over very for the jobs they provide. They Although not part of the bill
a law applying to the state’s which essentially pays carriers large parcels. Given the prox- also provide tons of commer- as it was offered by Smith, “opt-
airports in a well-intentioned to serve the airports). imity of Golden Triangle Re- cial passengers for GTRA. out” language will be added
effort to help our state’s region- While it’s hard to gauge how gional Airport to the county’s Approximately 80 percent of in committee which will allow
al airports improve service and successful that change in the industrial park, the location is the airport’s passenger service counties to waive taxes for
attract customers. law has been over the last 14 appealing to area industry. is business travel. any businesses that locate on
The change allowed airports years, it certainly has done no Three major industries But the law governing airport property. For some air-
to waive taxes on businesses harm are located on GTRA’s prop- tax-exemptions on airport ports, offering tax incentives
located at the airport. The idea That changed this spring, erty — Airbus, Aurora Flight property was never intended to attract non-airport related
was that offering the incentive however, when the owner of a Sciences and a portion of Stark for these kinds of business- businesses is an important
might help airports attract strip mall located on airport Aerospace. Combined, those es. For all the benefits they economic development tool.
businesses that would comple- property in Rankin County companies pay a little more provide, they have zero direct When the bill reaches the
ment and enhance air service sued the county for collecting than $800,000 in county and effect on airport operations. floor, Smith insisted that coun-
through businesses such as taxes. According to the strip- school taxes per year. Together Having a car rental company ty-option will be in place.
rental car, taxi, food service mall owner, his business was with the taxes paid by several located at the airport helps Closing the loophole in the
and other vendors. exempt from those taxes based other small businesses located GTRA attracts customers. law — with an opt-out option
It was a good idea. Here in on that 2004 change in the on GTRA property, the ruling Having a helicopter plant on — will help many counties and
the Golden Triangle, we have a law. The Mississippi Supreme meant $1 million in lost reve- airport property does not. their school districts and will
thriving airport, but that’s not Court ruled in favor of the nue, $800,000 by the Lowndes Wednesday, Rep. Jeff Smith not harm any.
the case in many communities businessman, a ruling who County School District. of Columbus introduced a bill If ever there was a bill that
where regional airports strug- impact was immediately felt far These industries are import- to clarify the language of the deserved the full support of
gle to attract carriers (many beyond Rankin County. ant to our community, not just bill to make sure it serves its legislators, it’s this one.

State of the Nation Letter to the editor

Gillette is not wrong Voice of the people
Is the new Gillette razor ad a We deserve better than this unpaid, because our representatives don’t
Unpaid government employees? Because care — or can’t figure out how to avoid it.
radical feminist attack on masculin-
ity — the commercial embodiment our representatives aren’t representing our Party affiliation shouldn’t matter. Remember
of a woke sensibility? I was prepared interests. Remember them. Write down their those who don’t care or can’t fix it, and get rid
to think so. But having watched names. Next election – vote for the other of them. All of them. We all deserve better.
it twice, I find a lot to like. The ad person. Bet government is never again shut P.W. Miller
has been panned by some conser- down, and thousands of government workers Columbus
vative commentators. With all due
respect, I think they are falling into
a trap. They seem to have accepted
the feminist framing. Feminists see
culture as a Manichean struggle.
It’s women versus men. Women are Mona Charen
benign and men are malign. For so-
ciety to progress, men must change.
We must extirpate “toxic masculinity.”
Understandably, this rubs conservatives the wrong way. I’ve
risen to the defense of masculinity many times myself. But is
the Gillette ad really “the product of mainstream radicalized
feminism — and emblematic of cultural Marxism,” as Turning
Point USA’s Candace Owen put it? Is it part of “a war on mascu-
linity in America,” as Todd Starnes argued on Fox News?
Conservatives stripping off their coats to get into this brawl
are like the man who, seeing a bar fight unfold, asks, “Is this a
private quarrel or can anyone join in?”
Let’s figure out what the fight is about before taking sides.
There were a couple of undercurrents in the Gillette ad that
suggested feminist influence — the term “toxic masculinity”
should itself be toxic — but overall, the ad is pretty tame, even
valuable. I have no idea if it’s the best way to sell razors, but
as social commentary, it’s not offensive. “The Best Men Can
Be” begins by showing men looking the other way as boys
fight, shrugging “boys will be boys.” It shows men laughing at
a comedy portraying a lout pantomiming a lunge at a woman’s
behind. It shows kids teasing a boy for being a “freak” or a
“sissy.” These are followed by more uplifting images of men
breaking up fights, interfering with men who are harassing
women and being loving fathers to daughters. We hear former
NFL star Terry Crews saying, “Men need to hold other men
accountable.” These images didn’t strike me as a reproof of
masculinity per se, but rather as a critique of bullying, boor-
ishness and sexual misconduct.
By reflexively rushing to defend men in this context, some
conservatives have run smack into an irony. Imaging them-
selves to be men’s champions, they are actually defending be-
havior, like sexual harassment and bullying, that a generation
or two ago conservatives were the ones condemning. Sexual
license, crude language and retreat from personal responsibil-
ity were the hallmarks of the left. It was to epater la bourgeoi-
sie that leftists chanted, “Up against the wall, motherf—-ers”
on college campuses. Liberals were the crowd saying: “Let it
all hang out.” And “If it feels good, do it.” And “Chaste makes
waste.” Feminists were the ones eyeing daggers at men who
held chairs or doors for them, and insisting that a “woman
needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle.”
The left won that cultural battle. Standards of conduct for
both sexes went out the window. Whereas men had once been
raised to behave themselves in front of women — “Watch your
language; there are ladies present” — they were instead invit-
ed to believe that women deserved no special consideration at
all.
As I’ve written many times, the #MeToo movement may
conceive of itself as a protest of “traditional masculinity,” but
that’s only because memories are short. It’s actually a protest
against the libertine culture the sexual revolution ushered
in. Some men are behaving really badly — harassing women,
bullying each other and failing in their family responsibilities.
Some women are, too, though the #MeToo movement doesn’t
acknowledge that. But these behaviors are not “traditional.”
They’ve always existed, of course, but they went mainstream
with the counterculture, which is now the culture. In any case,
everyone, left and right, who values decent behavior should
be able to agree that encouraging men to be nonviolent, polite
and respectful is not anti-male. It’s just civilized.
Conservatives should applaud that aspect of the Gillette
message. Progressives, in turn, should grapple with the over-
whelming evidence that the best way to raise honorable men is
with two parents. We may wish it were otherwise, but fathers
— as disciplinarians, role models and loving husbands — are
key to rearing happy, healthy and responsible sons, as well as
self-confident, happy and high-achieving daughters.
That’s the cultural reform we so badly need. Any corporate
volunteers? Apple? Google?
Mona Charen is a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Poli-
cy Center. Her new book is “Sex Matters: How Modern Feminism
Lost Touch with Science, Love, and Common Sense.” To read
features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit
the Creators Syndicate webpage at www.creators.com.
The Dispatch • www.cdispatch.com Thursday, January 17, 2019 5A

Obituaries Somewhere down the road you’re going
to have to think about it.
Continued from Page 2A We all face it, but most of us avoid thinking about it:
Charles Lowery a member of Trinity Mr. Griffin was born siblings, final preparations.
STARKVILLE — Presbyterian Church Aug. 9, 1934, in Selma, Wilda Mc-
When Caring Counts...
Charles D. Lowery, 81, and board member of Alabama, to the late Bride of
died Jan. 12, 2019, at College Choice Foun- Charlie Griffin and Columbus,
North Mississippi Medi- dation Aliane Reese. Bessie
FUNERAL HOME
cal Center-Tupelo. He was preceded in In addition to his par- Green of & CREMATORY
A celebration of life death by his parents, ents, he was preceded Birming- 1131 N. Lehmberg Rd.
service will be held 1 Reuben and Frances in death by his wife, Na- ham, Griffin Columbus, MS 39702
Lowery; brothers, Dan (662) 328-1808
p.m. Friday at Trinity thonial Griffin; siblings, Alabama,
Presbyterian Church and Harvey Lowery; Tennie Reese, Fannie Pellie Reese of Newark,

Bettye Bridges
with a reception im- and sister, Matt Lowery Reese, Sarah Reese and New Jersey, and Charlie
mediately following. Bryan. Robert Reese. Griffin Jr. of Stock-
Welch Funeral Home in He is survived by He is survived by his bridge, Georgia.
his wife, Sara Bradford Bettye Ann Gunnells Bridges, age 77, of Co-
Starkville is entrusted

Christopher Spencer
Lowery; sons, Tom lumbus, MS, passed away January 15, 2019, at
with arrangements.
Lowery of Gainesville, Trinity Healthcare.
Dr. Lowery was born
Florida, Trent Low- Funeral services will be Friday, January 18,
May 8, 1937, in Green-
ery and Dan Lowery, Christopher Leo Spencer, 57, 2019, at 1:00 PM at Annunciation Catholic Church
eville, Alabama. He
of Port Orange, FL passed away with Father Jeffrey Waldep officiating. The inter-
graduated in 1955 from both of Birmingham,
Thursday, January 10, 2019. ment will immediately follow at Egger Cemetery
Sidney Lanier High Alabama; sister, Fran-
Visitation will be Saturday, in Caledonia, MS. Visitation will be from 11:00
School. He received a ces Poeppelmeir of
January 19, 2019, from 12:30 AM until the time of the service at Annunciation.
bachelor’s in English Dadeville, Alabama; and
PM to 2:30 PM at Lowndes Fu- Memorial Gunter Peel Funeral Home & Crema-
from Huntingdon Col- 10 grandchildren.
neral Home, Columbus, MS. tory, College St. location is in charge of arrange-
lege, a master’s from
A funeral service will follow at ments.
Florida State University Joseph Griffin 2:30 PM in the Lowndes Fu- Mrs. Bridges was born May 14, 1941, in
and a PhD from the COLUMBUS — Jo-
neral Home Chapel with Rev. Pineville, LA, to the late Luther and Beulah Du-
University of Virginia, seph Griffin, 84, died
Granville Wiggins officiating. puy Gunnells. She worked as a florist for a num-
where he was a Thomas Jan. 9, 2019, at his
Interment will be in Living Faith Tabernacle ber of years. Mrs. Bridges was a United States
Jefferson Scholar. He residence.
Cemetery, Columbus, MS with Lowndes Funeral Air Force wife and mother and enjoyed helping
was formerly employed Services are 11
Home, Columbus, MS directing. with Girl Scouts. She was a member of Annunci-
as a professor of histo- a.m. Friday at Carter’s
Mr. Spencer was born September 21, 1961, to ation Catholic Church.
ry at Mississippi State Funeral Services of
Charles Spencer and the late Lois Foster Spen- In addition to her parents, Mrs. Bridges was
University and served Columbus with Maxine
cer in Kansas City, MO. He married the former preceded in death by her brother, Luther Gun-
in various leadership Hall officiating. Burial
Rebecca Melton at the MUW Carrier Chapel in nells, Jr.; and sister, Jean Trout.
positions, including will follow at Sandfield Columbus, MS on August 2, 1997. While former- Survivors include her husband, Charles M.
Head of the History Cemetery in Columbus. ly living in Columbus, MS, he attended Victory “Charlie” Bridges of Columbus, MS; daugh-
Department, Director Visitation is today from Tabernacle Church. Mr. Spencer along with his ter, Carrie A. Jourdan of Columbus, MS; sons,
of the Institute for the noon-6 p.m. the funeral wife were the owner of United LP Tank Inspec- Charles Marshall “Chuck” Bridges, Jr. of Gilbert,
Humanities and Asso-
home. tion in Port Orange, FL and has been in the pro- AZ and Paul Anthony Bridges of Kentwood, LA;
ciate Dean of Arts and
pane gas tank inspection industry for the past 37 9 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren.
Sciences. Charles was
years. He enjoyed deep sea fishing, rafting on the Family members will serve as pallbearers.
river and country dancing. He loved racing and
watching NASCAR. In addition to his mother,
Mr. Spencer is preceded in death by his sister-
Diana Burk and brothers- Chuck Spencer and
Pioneering Terry Spencer.
Mr. Spencer is survived by wife- Rebecca
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black Catholic “Becky” Melton Spencer; step-children- Rev.
Bobby (Amy) Richardson, Cory (Amy) Rich-
903 College Street • Columbus, MS

Irma Elena Hip
ardson, Denver Wartes; grandchildren- Robby
bishop buried Richardson, Austin (Randah) Richardson, Taylor

Araya Steger
Ida Mae Belk (Madison) Richardson, Laurel Richardson, Gar-
in Mississippi Visitation:
Thursday, Jan. 17 • 4-6 PM
Memorial Gunter Peel
rett Richardson; great-grandchildren- Landyn
Richardson, Easton Richardson; father and
stepmother- Charles and Peggy Spencer; broth-
Bishop Howze Funeral Home
College St. Location er- Tim Spencer; sisters- Sandy Frazier, Cheryl On January 11, 2019, Irma
Graveside Services:
Spencer. Elena Hip Araya Steger, age
died at age 95 Friday, Jan. 18 • 11 AM
Mt. Zion Baptist Pallbearers will be Robby Richardson, Aus- 88, died peacefully at Eureka
Church Cemetery tin Richardson, Taylor Richardson, Paul Brown, Springs Hospital. After a short
The Associated Press Burial
Isaac Lee, Keith Lee. Honorary Pallbearers will two-day battle with pneumonia,
Mt. Zion Baptist
BILOXI — Hundreds Church Cemetery be Ray Taylor, Roger Carruth, Brian Hitchcock, her heart failed.
of mourners are saluting Danny Hollis with Scotts Petroleum. Irma was born July 11, 1930
the legacy of the first Af- Bettye Bridges Memorials may be made to Christopher Spen- in Antofagasta, Chile, S.A.
Visitation: She married Charles Stanley
rican-American to lead a Friday, Jan. 18 • 11-1 PM
cer Memorial Fund c/o Lowndes Funeral Home,
Catholic diocese in the Annunciation Catholic Church 1131 N. Lehmberg Road, Columbus, MS 39702 or Steger Sr. in 1950 in Chile and
20th century as he’s laid to Services: online at lowndesfuneralhome.net. later moved with him to Los
Friday, Jan. 18 • 1 PM Angeles, CA in 1953 where they reared three
rest in Mississippi. Annunciation Catholic Church
WLOX-TV reports the Compliments of children: Suzan, Charles, and Carol.
Burial
Diocese of Biloxi held a Egger Cemetery Lowndes Funeral Home In 1964 after a move to De Queen, AR, she
Caledonia www.lowndesfuneralhome.net
funeral and burial Wednes- Memorial Gunter Peel
worked many years as a supervisor for Baldwin
day for Bishop Joseph Funeral Home Piano and Organ Co. and as a Spanish interpreter

Vickie Ann Pruitt Myers
Howze, who died last week College St. Location for the Arkansas State Health Department. She
at age 95. helped many and was beloved by the Hispanic
Born in Daphne, Ala- Johnny Buster community in De Queen. Irma loved sewing and
bama, Howze led the dio- Visitation: West Point, MS – Mrs. Vickie Ann Pruitt knitting clothing for her children. In De Queen,
cese from 1977 until 2001. Friday, Jan. 18 • 5-7 PM
Memorial Gunter Peel Myers, 67, passed away on January 14, 2019, she was an active member of the First Christian
First a Baptist and then Funeral Home at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Church. In 2005, she moved to Eureka Springs,
a Methodist, Howze said 2nd Ave. North Location
Services:
Point. Mrs. Vickie was born April 12, 1951, in AR where she built a house on the property of
he was drawn to Catholi- Saturday, Jan. 19 • 1 PM New Orleans, LA, the daughter of the late J.D. her daughter Suzan and son-in law Dan Bell.
cism by a student he taught Memorial Gunter Peel and Mary Coapelich Pruitt. Mrs. Vickie retired In Eureka Springs, she served as an interpreter
at Central High School in Funeral Home
2nd Ave. North Location after 28 years from Sara Lee, where she was the for ECHO Clinic and lovingly knitted hundreds
Mobile. Ordained in 1959 Burial Medical Records Clerk. She was a member of of dishcloths for the ECHO Thrift store, where
as a priest in North Caroli- Bethel Cemetery
Near Vernon, AL
Calvary Baptist Church in West Point, where she she also volunteered. She never lost her sense
na, Pope Paul VI appointed
was a member of the Open Door Sunday School of humor and even when Alzheimer’s disease
Howze as auxiliary bish-
op in the Diocese of Nat-
Class. Her greatest joy was her family. She slowly took her memory, she was always upbeat
chez-Jackson. When split enjoyed spending time with her grand-daughters and always kept her deep abiding faith.
into dioceses of Jackson memorialgunterpeel.com teaching them to cook and bake. She married Irma was preceded in death by her parents
and Biloxi in 1977, Pope Henry Blue Myers on July 23, 1967, in Gretna, LA, Jose Sr. and Dominga Hip, her brother Jose Hip,
Paul VI named Howze to and he passed away October 14, 2018. Together, Jr., her sister Sara Hip Carvajal and her husband
lead the Biloxi church. she and Henry spent 51 wonderful years together. Charles Stanley Steger Sr.
In addition to parents and husband, Vickie was Irma is survived by her dear sister, Elsa Araya

Ida Belk
preceded in death by her step-father: Leroy Hip Guzman, her three loving children: Suzan
Champagne; Sister: Wanda Bordlee; Brother: Steger Bell (husband Dan) of Eureka Springs, AR,
John Jennings, and by her Father-in-Law: Henry Charles Steger, Jr. of Cave Springs, AR, and Carol
On the morning of Sunday, January 13, 2019, Oben Myers. Steger Crowell (husband John) of Columbus, MS.
Ida Ray Belk was reunited in heaven with the A Celebration of Vickie’s Life will be held She was blessed with 5 grandchildren: Sumer
love of her life, Paul V. Belk, Sr. At the time of Friday, January 18, 2019, at 2:00 P.M. from Steger Dupree (husband Darren) of Elk City,
her death, Mrs. Belk was residing at Wedgewood Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend OK, April Blaine (husband Martin) of Columbus,
South Assisted Living in Lubbock, Texas. Jim Sallee officiating. Calvert Funeral Home of OH, Beau Bell of Steamboat Springs, CO, Ian
Mrs. Belk was preceded in death by her par- West Point is honored to be entrusted with the Turner (wife Lindsay) of Newnan, GA, Rebekah
ents, Robert Bruce Ray and Ida Dorris Ray and arrangements. Bell of Playa del Rey, CA, and Mollye Crowell
all of her siblings, except for her remaining Survivors include two sons, Billy Myers of Spitler (husband Glenn) of Greenville, SC. Irma
brother, Frank Ray and his wife, Jessie Grace Corinth and Joey Myers (Terri) of West Point; leaves behind six precious great grandchildren.
Ray of Alabama. She is also survived by her son, Three Grandchildren: Locke and Madelynn In addition, she is survived by a number of nieces
Paul V. Belk, Jr. and his wife, Gwen McDill Belk Myers both of West Point, and and nephews in Chile, S.A.
of Lubbock, Texas and numerous beloved nieces, Megan Maxwell (Josh) of Meridian; and 3 She loved to laugh, had a joyful spirit and
nephews and friends. great grandchildren; Three Sisters, Debbie was a friend to all she met. Irma never met a
Prior to leaving her home in Steens, Missis- Wilson of Columbus, Wilma LeCompte (Jim) cheeseburger or a cookie she did not love! She
sippi in 2015, her most special friend was Tommy of Marrero, LA, and Christine Champagne of dearly loved the U.S. and always commented
Younger. Tommy remained a faithful friend after Gretna, LA; One Brother, Tommy Champagne on how blessed she was to be here. In her later
she moved to Lubbock and she always enjoyed (Jennifer) of Dearing, GA; Step Mother-in-Law: years she became a tenacious domino player and
her telephone visits with him. Robbie Myers of West Point; Three Sisters-in- rightfully earned the title of “domino hustler”.
Visitation for Mrs. Belk will be held on Thurs- Law: Mai Jennings of Fort Walton Beach, FL, Her infectious spirit enamored all she met and
day, January 17, 2019 from 4:00- 6:00 PM at Me- Ruth Nevil of Grand Prairie, TX, and Patsy West she leaves behind numerous friends who loved
morial Gunter Peel Funeral Home, 903 College of Mineral Wells, TX; and Two Brothers-in-Law: her.
Street, in Columbus, MS. Graveside services will Tommy Myers of Mineral Wells, TX and Bill In lieu of flowers, donations in Irma’s memory
follow on Friday, January 18, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Crowder (Cindy) of Fritch, TX; may be made to Eureka Christian Health
Mount Zion Baptist Church Cemetery in Colum- Honorary Pallbearers will be the Open Door Outreach (“ECHO”), 4004 East Van Buren,
bus, MS. Sunday School Class Calvary Baptist Church. Eureka Springs, AR 72632.
The family gratefully acknowledges the won- Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s A memorial service will be held January 22,
derful caregivers at Wedgewood South Assisted Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, 2019 at 10 AM at First United Methodist Church,
Living and Hospice of Lubbock. TN 38105. 195 Huntsville Rd., Eureka Springs, AR. A light
Visitation will be Friday 12:00-2:00 P.M. at brunch will follow. In memory of Irma everyone
Calvert Funeral Home. is asked to wear pink, her favorite color.
Friends may leave an online condolence at
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Day of service
Continued from Page 1A
their students, often sup-
plying their classrooms
from their own pockets.
“The teachers pour
into their students phys-
ically and
financially,”
Sanders
said. “It’s
impor t ant
for us to
pour into
them. It’s
a time for Sanders
us to reach
back.”
Supplies are available
for public and private
school teachers in Lown-
des County. Even with
more than 100 volunteers
signed up, Sanders said
she still is looking for
more to help organize
pencils, paper, scissors,
hand sanitizer, wipes and
more school supplies for
Monday’s service project.
“It’s a national day of
service,” Sanders said.
“We want this to be a day
on, not a day off. This
is our opportunity for
people to get out and do Dispatch file photo
service to commemorate Taj Prater washes a fire truck during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service at
Martin Luther King.” Starkville’s District 5 Fire Station in this 2017 Dispatch file photo.
Though every day is
important to volunteer, of service recognized by nity,” Garber said. “It’s ones go,”
Walker said, getting out Congress. The other is also a really great way to Taylor said.
and helping others on Sept. 11, which honors connect with the commu- “It just re-
a holiday makes it that first responder efforts nity and meet different minds you
more special. following the terrorist people you may not have of things
“It’s very important to attacks on New York and access to.” you don’t
help our teachers,” Walk- Washington, D.C., in Meggan Franks, in- want to do
er said. “I know they don’t 2001. terim director of student again. It’s
get a lot of funding. It’s services and community to remind Taylor
important to support the Starkville outreach, said MVC has you of the
teachers who are helping Kauther Garber, a gathered more than 20 past so we don’t repeat it.”
raise our children. Every- graduate student at Mis- organizations where vol-
one needs support. If ev- sissippi State University, unteers will be deployed. West Point
eryone helped everyone, started volunteering as Projects will include sort- Anna Jones is spear-
the world would be a bet- an undergraduate with ing laundry at Palmer heading a march Mon-
ter place. It doesn’t cost Maroon Volunteer Cen- Home and donations at day at 9 a.m. starting at
anything, it just takes ter, but it wasn’t until she the Salvation Army, beau- Navistar in West Point.
time. It makes me want helped build a house for tifying parks and spend- Hoping for good weath-
to cry sometimes, giving Habitat for Humanity that ing time with residents at er and a strong crowd,
back to others and doing she felt like she was a part assisted living facilities. Jones said the march
exactly what Martin Lu- of Starkville. “It’s exciting to see will end at Mary Holmes
ther King would want us “Habitat had a real im- how many people want to College gymnasium for
to do.” pact on me,” Garber said. give back,” Franks said. a 10 a.m. program. It will
Columbus will host “Physically assisting to “It’s a great family friend- include guest speaker Le-
a free 8 a.m. breakfast build the house made the ly event to celebrate Mar- sha Agnew of Chander’s
Monday at Trotter Con- accomplishment all more tin Luther King and his Temple CME Church,
vention Center, an event real. It’s cool to see the legacy.” music and more.
sponsored by the city, house done. It’s all the The day of service For Jones, celebrat-
Columbus-Lowndes Con- more worth it seeing the will start with a free ing Martin Luther King
vention and Visitors Bu- applicant receiving the breakfast at 8 a.m. on and his fight for equality
reau, Lowndes County house. The pure joy and Monday at The Mill on should be a day of cele-
Board of Supervisors, gratitude is amazing.” Russell Street. Those bration rather than a sim-
Columbus Air Force Base On Monday at The in attendance can sort ple three-day weekend.
and Mississippi Universi- Mill in Starkville, Garber through booths to find “We’re doing this to
ty for Women. The break- will join about 400 vol- which organization they remind the community
fast will also highlight a unteers registered with want to help from 10:45 as a whole of Dr. Martin
speech from Rita Felton, Volunteer Starkville and a.m.-12:45 p.m. For Chris Luther King,” Jones said.
retired command chief Maroon Volunteer Center Taylor, former Oktibbe- “We need to celebrate
master sergeant at CAFB. for various MLK Day of ha NA ACP president, he how he fought for equal
MLK Day, commem- Service projects. said he’ll follow the kids. rights. It’s a community
orating the icon of the “This is a really great “I always volunteer but thing and I welcome any-
Civil Rights Movement, is way for volunteers to get I’m going to wait until I body who wants to volun-
one of two national days a glimpse of the commu- see where the younger teer and help us.”

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lockdown was lifted and danger,” MUW Police morial Hospital-Golden said. “We hope the indi-
authorities began inves- Chief Randy Vibrock said Triangle. vidual continues to get the
tigating the possibility of in the press release. “At The press release of- assistance he needs. The
the shooting being self-in- the time we issued the fered no other details of university focuses our re-
flicted. lockdown notification, we the incident. sources on the mission of
Today, the MUW press were acting on the infor- Columbus and Lown-
providing educational op-
release said authorities mation that there was a des County law enforce-
portunities for students.
obtained statements from potential suspect with a ment assisted with the
all parties involved con- weapon.” investigation, as did state “We are grateful to all
firming that suspicion. A university official and federal agencies. emergency responders
“We can now confi- confirmed to The Dis- “This was a very un- who assisted the univer-
dently say that The W was patch the victim has been fortunate event,” MUW sity police department,”
never in any immediate released from Baptist Me- President Nora Miller she added.
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Heritage Academy’s Rogers picks Belhaven
By Adam Minichino summer when he attended a soccer at Belhaven.
aminichino@cdispatch.com soccer camp at Belhaven Uni- Rogers said he hadn’t identi-
versity in Jackson. The camp, fied a possible school to attend
Lex Rogers never has had which served as an identifica- prior to attending the camp in
a problem making an impres- tion/instructional event, was early June. He said the initial
sion. designed to help the Belhaven conversation with the Belhaven
Whether it has been in a coaches evaluate recruits who coached led to an offer to join
variety of roles with the Her- might be interested in playing the program and a dialogue
itage Academy football team for the Blazers. that lasted through the end of
or on the soccer field, Rogers It wasn’t difficult for Rog- 2018 and prompted him to sign
has been easy to spot due to his ers, who started playing soccer with the NCAA Division III
athleticism and his nose for the when he was 4 years old, to at- school.
ball. tract attention, even from a de- “We played a lot of games
As a standout soccer play- fensive position. (at the camps) and did different
er, Rogers has spent most of “I felt really good about it,” drills so they could see how ev-
his soccer career at Heritage Rogers said. “The first day they erybody played,” said Rogers,
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Academy as a forward who has reached out to me, so I knew I who added he plans to study
Heritage Academy senior Lex Rogers poses for a picture with his
family Wednesday during a signing ceremony to celebrate his sparked the Patriots’ attack. made a good first impression.” pre-med/pre physical therapy.
decision to attend and to play soccer at Belhaven. Seated with Lex In club soccer, though, Rogers On Wednesday, Rogers fi- “I like the small atmosphere of
are his father, Steve; and his mother, Lori. Also pictured are Lex’s plays as a center back. It’s the nalized the next step in his the school. The class sizes are
sister, Carly; and his grandparents, Martha and Fred. same position he played last journey when he signed to play See ROGERS, 4B

WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: No. 15 South Carolina at No. 7 MSU, 6 p.m., Thursday (ESPN)

SOUTH CAROLINA, MSU FACE OFF IN TOP-15 BATTLE
Gamecocks, Bulldogs Sport needs rivalries
will decide who will like this one forged
stay unbeaten in SEC on mutual respect
By Adam Minichino STARKVILLE
aminichino@cdispatch.com The biggest rivalry in
women’s college basket-
STARKVILLE — The ball used to be Connecti-
stack of papers adjacent cut vs. Tennessee.
to the left hand of Vic Forged at the begin-
Schaefer indicated the ning of
Mississippi State wom- UConn’s
en’s basketball team ascen-
wasn’t preparing for just dancy to
another opponent. a national
While Schaefer always power and
has been known to car- during
ry plenty of homework Tennes-
on each opponent, the see’s Adam
background he and his reign Minichino
coaching staff have as- as the
sembled for South Caroli- sport’s
na stretches the limits of premier power, the teams
most manila folders. That captured the attention of
was the case Wednesday the nation and helped ele-
when Schaefer laid his vate women’s basketball.
research and notes to the The rivalry between
side and talked about the Dispatch File Photo UConn and Notre Dame
challenge his team was Mississippi State’s Victoria Vivians shoots over South Carolina’s A’ja Wilson in the Bulldogs’ 67-53 victory on has replaced UConn-Ten-
set to face. Feb. 5, 2018, at Humphrey Coliseum. The teams will meet again at 6 p.m. Thursday in a battle of unbeaten nessee as must-see
“I am excited for wom- teams in the Southeastern Conference. television for the casual
en’s basketball and what women’s basketball fans.
our two teams have been in a Southeastern Confer- Auburn on Monday in Au- 53 on Feb. 5, 2018, before the Gamecocks’ third in a Programs like Baylor,
able to create for our great ence game at Humphrey burn, Alabama. It has won a Humphrey Coliseum re- row against the Bulldogs Stanford, and Louisville
game,” Schaefer said. Coliseum. six games in a row. South cord crowd of 10,794. The in the SEC title game, and also have climbed to
“The atmosphere at both The media and the Carolina, which moved win was part of a 16-0 run their fourth-straight tour- national relevance and
places has always been SEC coaches picked MSU up six spots in The Asso- through the SEC league nament title. had their time on the na-
really special. (South Car- (16-1, 4-0 SEC) and South ciated Press Top 25 this schedule that helped the All of those accomplish- tional stage to build their
olina coach) Dawn (Sta- Carolina (12-4, 4-0) first week, is coming off a 76- Bulldogs capture the pro- ments and history adds to profiles.
ley) has her team playing and second in the pre- 53 victory against LSU on gram’s first SEC crown. what is expected to be a But no two women’s
well.” season polls. The Bull- Sunday in Baton Rouge, South Carolina defeated sell-out crowd at the Hump, basketball programs
No. 7 MSU hopes it dogs and the Gamecocks Louisiana. The Game- MSU 62-51 in the cham- which will be awash in have done a better job of
will have another capacity are the only remaining cocks are riding an eight- pionship game of the SEC white for a white-out with enhancing their brands
crowd at 6 p.m. Thursday unbeaten teams in the game winning streak. tournament on March 4, white T-shirts. Schaefer in the last five-plus years
(ESPN) when it plays host league. MSU is coming off Last season, MSU de- 2018, in Nashville, Ten- said the challenge for his than South Carolina
to No. 15 South Carolina an 85-59 victory against feated South Carolina 67- nessee. The win marked See MSU WOMEN, 3B See MINICHINO, 3B

Caledonia’s Logan Honored COLLEGE FOOTBALL
Alabama QB Hurts transfers to Oklahoma
By CLIFF BRUNT lot better soon: The quarterback Riley’s short history with
The Associated Press announced Wednesday in a sto- transfers is spectacular.
ry in the Players’ Tribune that Murray transferred from Texas
Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley he will transfer to Oklahoma. He A&M before winning the Heisman
could not help but admire Jalen will be available immediately as a Trophy at Oklahoma this past sea-
Hurts from a distance. graduate transfer. son. Mayfield transferred from
He respected how the Alabama “So to my about-to-be family Texas Tech before winning the
quarterback who in Norman, I truly appreciate you Heisman at Oklahoma in 2017. Nei-
lost his starting for bringing me on board. Y’all ther was very efficient in their stops
job to Tua Tagov- don’t know me yet... but just for before playing for Riley.
ailoa put the team now, to introduce myself: I’m a Hurts could be next in line to
above his pride. motivated coach’s son from the make a dramatic leap.
Hurts could have Eastside of Houston, and I love to “I’m very fortunate to have
transferred right play ball,” Hurts wrote. this opportunity, and I’m excited
after Alabama went Hurts leaves Alabama with for the journey ahead,” he said.
Hurts another direction, 5,626 yards and 48 touchdowns Thirteen months ago, Hurts
as so many quar- passing and 1,976 yards and 23 was a two-year starter who led
terbacks do these days. Instead, touchdowns rushing. If he starts Alabama to a pair of national
he stuck it out and delivered a for the Sooners in their wide-open championship games and was
moment for the ages. After Tagov- offense, more huge numbers are Southeastern Conference of-
ailoa went down with an injured possible. If so, he will follow in fensive player of the year as a
ankle during the SEC title game the footsteps of Kyler Murray, freshman. In the 2018 national
against Georgia, Hurts rallied the another dual threat maestro who title game, with Alabama down
Contributed Crimson Tide to victory. is currently deciding whether to big at halftime against Georgia,
Caledonia High School’s Sunny Logan received the “Could not be more impressed play in the NFL or Major League Tagovailoa replaced him and led
Powers Moore Sportsmanship Award at the Mississippi with Jalen Hurts, how he handled Baseball. Murray waited his turn the Crimson Tide to victory. Ta-
Tennis Association’s Awards luncheon last weekend in that,” Riley said as Oklahoma behind future No. 1 NFL draft govailoa then beat out Hurts for
Jackson. This is one of the most prestigious awards
presented to a junior player in the state each year. prepared to face Alabama in the pick Baker Mayfield, then deliv- the starting job heading into this
Sunny plays for the Caledonia High tennis team and is playoff last month. “Big fan of ered the second-most efficient past season and finished second
a member of Magnolia Tennis Club. She is the reigning that kid and how that entire situa- passing season in FBS history in the Heisman voting. Hurts fin-
Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 4A tion was managed.” while rushing for 1,001 yards and ished the season with 765 yards
State singles champion. Riley will get to know Hurts a 12 touchdowns last season. passing and 167 yards rushing.
2B Thursday, January 17, 2019 The Dispatch • www.cdispatch.com

briefly CALENDAR Basketball
65 Bunchy Stallings, G, Kentucky
66 Joshua Miles, G, Morgan State
67 Nick Allegretti, C, Illinois
Elise Mertens (12), Belgium, def. Margarita
Gasparyan, Russia, 6-1, 7-5.
Madison Keys (17), United States, def.
NBA 71 Ethan Greenidge, OT, Villanova Anastasia Potapova, Russia, 6-3, 6-4.

SEC Prep Basketball
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L Pct GB
72 Fredrick Johnson, G, Florida
78 Tyree St. Louis, OT, Miami
80 Daniel Helm, TE, Duke
Shuai Zhang, China, def. Kristyna Pliskova,
Czech Republic, 6-3, 7-5.
Elina Svitolina (6), Ukraine, def. Viktoria
Florida picked to win 2019 softball title Today’s Game Toronto
Philadelphia
33 13 .717 —
29 16 .644 3½
81 Matthew Sokol, TE, Michigan State
84 Jesper Horsted, WR, Princeton
Kuzmova, Slovakia, 6-4, 6-1.
Men’s Doubles
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The Florida softball team, the reigning Winston Academy at Columbus Christian Boston 26 18 .591 6 85 DaMarkus Lodge, WR, Mississippi First Round
Southeastern Conference champion, was picked Wednesday as the Brooklyn 23 23 .500 10 87 CJ Conrad, TE, Kentucky Oliver Marach, Austria and Mate Pavic (1),
Friday’s Games New York 10 33 .233 21½ DEFENSE Croatia, def. Andreas Seppi, Italy and Simone
preseason favorite for the 2019 season in a vote of the league’s 13 head Southeast Division 2 Delvon Randall, S, Temple Bolelli, Italy, 7-5, 6-7 (7), 6-0.
coaches. Tupelo at Columbus W L Pct GB 6 Derrick Baity, Jr., DC, Kentucky Wesley Koolhof, Netherlands and Marcus
Miami 21 21 .500 — 15 Jimmy Moreland, DC, James Madison
Florida, which received 10 first-place votes, won its eighth regu- New Hope at Leake Central Charlotte 20 23 .465 1½ 16 Rashad Fenton, DC, South Carolina
Daniell, New Zealand, def. Lleyton Hewitt,
Australia and John-Patrick Smith, Australia,
lar-season title last season with a league mark of 20-4. 18 AJ Cole III, P, NC State
Caledonia at Pontotoc Orlando
Washington
19 25 .432 3
18 26 .409 4 21 Keisean Nixon Sr., DC, South Carolina 3-6, 6-1, 6-4.
Georgia earned two first-place votes and is predicted to finish 22 Saquan Hampton, S, Rutgers Bruno Soares, Brazil and Jamie Murray (3),
Starkville High at Madison Central Atlanta 14 30 .318 8
23 Lukas Denis, S, Boston College Britain, def. Roman Jebavy, Czech Republic
second in the SEC, while Tennessee took third. South Carolina and Central Division and Andres Molteni, Argentina, 6-4, 7-6 (11).
Arkansas rounded out the top five. West Point at Grenada W L Pct GB 25 Chris Johnson, S, North Alabama
28 Michael Jackson Sr., DC, Miami Ken Skupski, Britain and Neal Skupski, Britain,
Milwaukee 32 12 .727 —
Kentucky, which was picked seventh, earned the other first-place Noxubee County at Kosciusko Indiana 29 14 .674 2½ 31 Isaiah Wharton, DC, Rutgers def. James Duckworth, Australia and Jordan
Thompson, Australia, 6-3, 6-4.
Detroit 19 24 .442 12½ 34 Malik Carney, LB, North Carolina
vote. Okolona at Aberdeen Chicago 10 34 .227 22 36 Zedrick Woods, S, Mississippi Denis Kudla, United States and Steve Johnson,
40 Khalil Hodge, LB, Buffalo United States, def. Robert Lindstedt, Sweden
Alabama was picked eighth, while Mississippi State and Ole Miss Heritage Academy at Starkville Academy Cleveland 9 36 .200 23½
42 Sione Takitaki, LB, Brigham Young and Matthew Ebden, Australia, 7-5, 6-3.
WESTERN CONFERENCE
were picked 10th and 12th, respectively. 44 Tre Watson, LB, Maryland Malek Jaziri, Tunisia and Radu Albot, Moldova,
Oak Hill Academy at Central Holmes Academy
Southwest Division
W L Pct GB 45 Ulysees Gilbert III, LB, Akron def. Jan-Lennard Struff, Germany and Ben
47 Jacob Bobenmoyer, LS, Northern Colorado Mclachlan (8), Japan, 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (9).
Columbus Christian at Starkville Christian Houston 25 19 .568 —
Mississippi University for Women Prep Soccer
San Antonio
New Orleans
26 20 .565
21 24 .467 4½
— 51 Cole Holcomb, LB, North Carolina
90 Michael Dogbe, DL, Temple
91 Jordan Brailford, DL, Oklahoma State
Fernando Verdasco, Spain and Pablo Cuevas,
Uruguay, def. Philipp Oswald, Austria and Tim
Puetz, Germany, 6-3, 6-4.
Basketball teams will play Selma in doubleheader Today’s Match
Dallas
Memphis
20 24 .455 5
19 25 .432 6 92 Kyle Lawrence Phillips, DL, Tennessee
95 Chris Slayton, DL, Syracuse
Rajeev Ram, United States and Joe Salisbury
The Mississippi University for Women’s women’s and men’s Northwest Division (11), Britain, def. Hans Podlipnik, Chile and
MSMS at Choctaw Central, 5:30 p.m. W L Pct GB 96 Cortez Broughton, DL, Cincinnati Guido Pella, Argentina, 6-0, 6-4.
basketball teams will return to action against Selma University in a Denver 29 14 .674 — 97 Kevin Wilkins, DL, Rutgers Cameron Norrie, Britain and Taylor Fritz,
doubleheader Thursday at Pohl Gymnasium. Friday’s Matches Oklahoma City 26 17 .605 3 98 Ricky Walker, DL, Virginia Tech
99 Mathieu Betts, DL, Laval (Canada)
United States, def. Mirza Basic, Bosnia-
Portland 27 19 .587 3½ Herzegovina and Damir Dzumhur, Bosnia-
The women’s team will kick off action at 5:30 p.m., followed by the Kosciusko at Caledonia, 5 p.m. Utah 25 21 .543 5½ WEST TEAM Herzegovina, 7-6 (7), 7-5.
OFFENSE
men’s team at 7:30 p.m. Louisville at New Hope, 5 p.m. Minnesota 21 23 .477 8½
2 KeeSean Johnson, WR, Fresno State
Jack Sock, United States and Jack Withrow,
Pacific Division United States, def. Robert Farah, Colombia
The men’s team (3-12) is coming off back-to-back victories against W L Pct GB 3 Ron’quavion Tarver, WR, Utah State
Columbus Christian at Pillow Academy, 5 p.m. 4 Brett Rypien, QB, Boise State
and Juan Sebastian Cabal (2), Colombia, 6-7
Campbellsville University – Somerset. On Sunday, The W earned a Golden State 31 14 .689 —
5 Nick Brossette, RB, LSU
(6), 6-3, 6-4.
91-78 victory over its United States Collegiate Athletic Association Heritage Academy at Starkville Academy, 5 p.m. L.A. Clippers
L.A. Lakers
24 20 .545 6½
24 21 .533 7 6 Marcus McMaryion, QB, Fresno State
Women’s Doubles
9 Jon Duhart, WR, Old Dominion First Round
sister-institution for its first true road win of the season. Starkville High at Northwest Rankin, 5:30 p.m. Sacramento 23 21 .523 7½
11 Kendall Blanton, TE, Missouri Sabrina Santamaria, United States and
Phoenix 11 34 .244 20
Men’s College Basketball
Veronika Kudermetova, Russia, def.
Selma enters the game with a 2-12 record. It defeated Southern 12 Easton Stick, QB, North Dakota State
Donna Vekic, Croatia and Belinda Bencic,
Wednesday’s Games 15 John Baron II, K, San Diego State
University – New Orleans before the holiday break 98-90. 19 Shawn Poindexter, WR, Arizona Switzerland, 6-3, 6-1.
The No. 1 women’s basketball team (11-5) will try to bounce back Today’s Games Detroit 120, Orlando 115, OT
Boston 117, Toronto 108 22 Devine Ozigbo, RB, Nebraska Elise Mertens, Belgium and Aryna Sabalenka,
24 Darrin Hall Jr., RB, Pittsburgh Belarus, def. Bethanie Mattek-Sands, United
from an overtime loss to Huntingdon College on Tuesday. Southern Miss at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Brooklyn 145, Houston 142, OT
25 Cody Thompson, WR, Toledo States and Demi Schuurs (15), Netherlands,
Milwaukee 111, Memphis 101 6-2, 3-6, 6-3.
Selma University at Mississippi University for San Antonio 105, Dallas 101 47 Andrew Beck, TE, Texas
50 Nick Linder, C, Indiana Mihaela Buzarnescu, Romania and
Ole Miss Women, 7:30 p.m.
Portland 129, Cleveland 112
Golden State 147, New Orleans 140 52 John Keenoy, C, Western Michigan
57 Paul Adams, OT, Missouri
Irina-Camelia Begu (10), Romania, def.
Lizette Cabrera, Australia and Jaimee Fourlis,
Women’s College Basketball
Utah 129, L.A. Clippers 109
60 Brian Wallace, OT, Arkansas Australia, 7-5, 3-6, 6-4.
Men’s tennis team loses to No. 8 Texas Today’s Games
New York vs. Washington at London, 2 p.m. 66 Keaton Sutherland, G, Texas A&M Abigail Spears, United States and Su-Wei
ORLANDO — The Ole Miss men’s tennis team lost to No. 8 Texas Today’s Games Philadelphia at Indiana, 6 p.m. 70 Jackson Barton, OT, Utah
72 Lanard Bonner, G, Arkansas State
Hsieh (8), Taiwan, def. Bernarda Pera, United
States and Rebecca Peterson, Sweden, 6-3,
Sacramento at Charlotte, 6 p.m.
4-0 on Wednesday in its first dual match of the 2019 season at the Selma at Mississippi University for Women, 5:30 p.m. Phoenix at Toronto, 6:30 p.m. 73 Jesse Burkett, C, Stanford 6-4.
United States Tennis Association Collegiate Series. Chicago at Denver, 8 p.m. 74 Oshea Dugas, G, Louisiana Tech Barbora Strycova, Czech Republic and
South Carolina at Mississippi State, 6 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Oklahoma City, 8:30 p.m. 75 Alex Bookser, OT, Pittsburgh Marketa Vondrousova, Czech Republic, def.
Tim Sandkaulen and Fabian Fallert lost to Christian Sigsgaard and Friday’s Games 76 Juwann Bushell-Beatty, G, Michigan Yifan Xu, China and Gabriela Dabrowski (3),
Harrison Scott 6-1 at No. 1 doubles. Cotter Wilson and Filip Kraljevic Charlotte at Southern Miss, 6 p.m. Brooklyn at Orlando, 6 p.m. 77 Ryan Pope, OT, San Diego State Canada, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3.
78 Trey Pipkins, OT, Sioux Falls
lost 6-2 victory to hand Texas the doubles point. Tennessee at Alabama, 8 p.m. Memphis at Boston, 6 p.m.
Miami at Detroit, 6 p.m. 80 Brody Oliver, WR, Colorado Mines
Zarina Diyas, Kazakhstan and Yulia Putintseva,
Kazakhstan, def. Irina Khromacheva, Russia
Ole Miss didn’t win a set in singles, losing three sets in tiebreakers.
Ole Miss will play host to North Alabama in its home opener at 2
College Rifle San Antonio at Minnesota, 7 p.m.
Cleveland at Utah, 8 p.m.
85 Kano Dillon, TE, Oregon
INJ Qadree Ollison, RB, Pittsburgh
DEFENSE
and Dalila Jakupovic, Slovenia, 6-3, 6-4.
Alison Bai, Australia and Zoe Hives,
Golden State at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m.
p.m. Saturday. Fans who stay for both contests will be treated to a post- Saturday’s Meet New Orleans at Portland, 9:30 p.m. 7 Jamal Peters, DC, Mississippi State
Australia, def. Evgeniya Rodina, Russia and
Luksika Kumkhum, Thailand, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4.
Saturday’s Games 8 Blace Brown, DC, Troy
match autograph session. Ole Miss at West Virginia Oklahoma City at Philadelphia, 2:30 p.m. 13 Ka’dar Hollman, DC, Toledo
Sorana Cirstea, Romania and Jelena
Ostapenko, Latvia, def. Ying-Ying Duan, China
Men’s College Tennis Phoenix at Charlotte, 4 p.m.
Dallas at Indiana, 6 p.m.
14 Donnie Lewis, Jr., DC, Tulane
18 Bj Blunt, LB, McNeese State and Vera Lapko, Belarus, 6-2, 6-7 (3), 7-6 (7).

Southern Mississippi Saturday’s Matches Milwaukee at Orlando, 6 p.m.
Sacramento at Detroit, 6 p.m.
20 Drew Lewis, LB, Colorado
21 Cody Barton, LB, Utah
23 Jordan Wyatt, DC, Southern Methodist
Latisha Chan, Taiwan and Hao-Ching Chan (7),
Taiwan, def. Arina Rodionova, Australia and
Ellen Perez, Australia, 6-3, 7-5.
Boston at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m.
Men’s basketball team will take on Charlotte Michigan at Alabama, 1 p.m. Memphis at Toronto, 6:30 p.m. 26 Adarius Pickett, S, UCLA Qiang Wang, China and Xinyu Jiang, China,
def. Pauline Parmentier, France and Maria
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Southern Mississippi men’s basketball Chattanooga at Alabama, 6 p.m. Miami at Chicago, 7 p.m.
L.A. Lakers at Houston, 7:30 p.m.
27 Andrew Wingard, S, Wyoming
29 Joe Dineen, LB, Kansas Sakkari, Greece, 6-3, 6-4.
team will take on Charlotte at 6 p.m. Thursday in a Conference USA
game at Halton Arena.
Women’s College Tennis Cleveland at Denver, 9 p.m. 31 Montre Hartage, DC, Northwestern
32 Tyree Kinnel, S, Michigan
Aliaksandra Sasnovich, Belarus and Taylor
Townsend, United States, def. Alison van

Southern Miss (10-7, 2-3 C-USA) is coming off a weekend sweep Today’s Matches Football 35 Evan Worthington, S, Colorado
41 D’Cota Dixon, S, Wisconsin
Uytvanck, Belgium and Alexa Guarachi
Mathison, Chile, 7-6 (3), 6-2.
of Middle Tennessee (77-70) and Alabama-Birmingham (73-68). Ole Miss at Hawaii Spring Invitational NFL Playoffs 43 Markus Jones, DL, Angelo State
45 Chris Peace, LB, Virginia
Alicja Rosolska, Poland and Eri Hozumi (11),
Japan, def. Andrea Petkovic, Germany and
Charlotte is 4-11 and 1-3 in coach Ron Sanchez’s first season at Friday’s Matches Conference Championships 46 Landis Durham, DL, Texas A&M Monica Puig, Puerto Rico, 7-5, 6-4.
Sunday’s Games 48 Justin Hollins, LB, Oregon Victoria Azarenka, Belarus and Ashleigh
the school. Ole Miss at Hawaii Spring Invitational NFC 49 Derick Roberson, DL, Sam Houston State Barty, Australia, def. Shuai Peng, China and
n Women’s basketball team will play host to Charlotte: At L.A. Rams at New Orleans, 2:05 p.m. (FOX) 51 Chris Wilkerson, LS, Stephen F. Austin Zhaoxuan Yang (16), China, 7-5, 4-6, 7-5.
AFC 82 Jack Fox, P, Rice Alison Riske, United States and Jennifer Brady,
Hattiesburg, the women’s basketball team will play host to Charlotte at 6
p.m. Thursday in a C-USA game at Reed Green Coliseum. on the air New England at Kansas City, 5:40 p.m. (CBS)

Pro Bowl
90 Armon Watts, DL, Arkansas
95 Daylon Mack, DL, Texas A&M
96 Daniel Wise, DL, Kansas
United States, def. Astra Sharma, Australia and
Isabelle Wallace, Australia, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2.
Katarina Srebotnik, Slovenia and Raquel Atawo
Southern Miss (8-9, 0-4) leads the series against Charlotte (10-6,
Today
Sunday, Jan. 27 97 Chris Nelson, DL, Texas (9), United States, def. Danielle Rose Collins,
2-2) with a 18-9 record. At Orlando, Fla. 98 Joel Van Pelt, DL, Calgary United States and Amanda Anisimova, United
AFC vs. NFC, 2 p.m. (ABC/ESPN) States, 6-1, 6-3.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL
n Athletics to offer complimentary tickets to women’s
basketball games for federal employees: At Hattiesburg, the 6 p.m. — Tennessee State at Tennessee Tech, Super Bowl
Sunday, Feb. 3
Hockey Kirsten Flipkens, Belgium and Johanna
Larsson (13), Sweden, def. Vera Zvonareva,
Southern Miss Department of Athletics announced it will provide ESPNU At Atlanta NHL Russia and Timea Bacsinszky, Switzerland,
6-4, 6-3.
complimentary tickets to federal employees affected by the current AFC champion vs. NFC champion, 5:30 p.m. EASTERN CONFERENCE
7 p.m. — Michigan State at Nebraska, FS1 (CBS) Atlantic Division Anett Kontaveit, Estonia and Harriet Dart,
government shutdown for the women’s basketball team’s games against Britain, def. Priscilla Hon, Australia and
8 p.m. — TBA, ESPN NFLPA Collegiate Bowl
GP W L OT Pts GF GA
Tampa Bay 47 36 9 2 74 191 133 Kimberly Birrell, Australia, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4.
Charlotte on Thursday and against Old Dominion at 4 p.m. Saturday 8 p.m. — TBA, ESPN2 Darija Jurak, Croatia and Xinyun Han, China,
Federal employees will get two complimentary admissions by Rosters Toronto 45 28 15 2 58 161 128
def. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Russia and
8 p.m. — Gardner-Webb at Radford, ESPNU At Carson, California
Boston 47 26 16 5 57 136 123
Anastasija Sevastova, Latvia, 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-4.
showing their government identification at the ticket office prior to each Saturday’s Game Montreal 48 26 17 5 57 146 142 Kristina Mladenovic, France and Timea
game.
9 p.m. — Oregon State at Arizona State, FS1 AMERICAN TEAM Buffalo 47 24 17 6 54 137 140 Babos (2), Hungary, def. Galina Voskoboeva,
10 p.m. — BYU at Pepperdine, ESPNU Coach: Chuck Pagano Detroit 48 18 23 7 43 136 161 Kazakhstan and Raluca-Ioana Olaru,
n Baseball team’s winter showcase camp moved back one Joe Anderson, G, Ohio Florida 45 17 20 8 42 139 165 Romania, 6-0, 6-3.
week: At Hattiesburg, the baseball team’s winter showcase camp WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL Calvin Anderson, OT, Texas Ottawa 47 18 24 5 41 148 180

scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 19, has been moved to Saturday, Jan. 26, 5 p.m. — Maryland at Michigan State, Big Ten
Network
Maurice Bibaku Simba, OT, Concordia
(Canada)
Nate Brooks, CB, North Texas

Columbus
Metropolitan Division
GP W L OT Pts GF GA
46 28 15 3 59 152 140
Transactions
at Pete Taylor Park/Hill Denson Field. Wednesday’s Moves
Vyron Brown, WR, Arizona Washington 46 27 14 5 59 157 139
The camp will still take place at 11 a.m. Sign-in will begin at 10 6 p.m. — South Carolina at Mississippi State, ESPN Trevon Brown, WR, East Carolina N.Y. Islanders 45 26 15 4 56 136 118 BASEBALL
a.m. It provides a great opportunity for players ranging from high school 6 p.m. — Georgia at Missouri, SEC Network Nehari Crawford, WR, Duquesne
Malik Dorton, DE, USC
Pittsburgh 46 25 15 6 56 163 137 COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE — Suspended
Carolina 46 22 19 5 49 125 136 Kansas City LHP Eric Skoglund 80 games for
freshman to junior college sophomores (junior college freshmen must 7 p.m. — Michigan at Iowa, Big Ten Network Noah Dawkins, MB, The Citadel N.Y. Rangers 46 19 20 7 45 132 159 violating Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug
Brandon Dillon, TE, Marian
be academic qualifier). 8 p.m. — Tennessee at Alabama, SEC Network Patrick Eby LS Columbia
New Jersey 46 18 21 7 43 137 157 Prevention and Treatment Program.
Philadelphia 47 18 23 6 42 134 167 American League
Participants will have a chance to receive instruction at their GOLF Javier Edwards, DT, Colorado WESTERN CONFERENCE NEW YORK YANKEES — Traded OF Tim
defensive positions, speed training to improve their 60 time, as well as E.J. Ejiya, LB, North Texas
11 a.m. — LPGA Tour Golf: Diamond Resorts Nico Evans, RB, Wyoming
Central Division Locastro to Arizona for LHP Ronald Roman
and cash.
hit at Pete Taylor Park. GP W L OT Pts GF GA
Tournament of Champions, first round, Lake Brian Fineanganofo, OT, Idaho State
Rafael Gaglianone K Wisconsin Winnipeg 46 30 14 2 62 160 129 TEXAS RANGERS — Announced the
Any pitcher who is a dual player will be able to participate at both Buena Vista, Florida, TGC Jamell Garcia-Williams, DE, Nashville 48 28 16 4 60 152 124 retirement of RHP Shawn Tolleson.
positions. Each camper will receive a camp T-shirt. Lunch won’t be Alabama-Birmingham Dallas 47 23 20 4 50 121 124 National League
2 p.m. — Latin America Amateur Championship, Kemon Hall, CB, North Texas Colorado 47 21 18 8 50 159 152 CHICAGO CUBS — Claimed LHP Ian Clarkin
provided. off waivers from the White Sox.
first round, Dominican Republic, ESPN2 Deonte Harris, WR/RS, Assumption Minnesota 46 23 20 3 49 131 134
The camp will be limited to the first 100 applicants. The cost is $155 Deion Harris, CB, North Dakota St. Louis 45 20 20 5 45 126 137 LOS ANGELES DODGERS — Named
per camper. Camp registration for all Southern Miss baseball camps 2 p.m. — PGA Tour Golf: Desert Classic, first Willie Harvey, MB, Iowa State Chicago 48 16 23 9 41 142 179 Travis Barbary manager, Scott Coolbaugh
Phillip Haynes, G, Wake Forest Pacific Division hitting coach and Jeremy Rodriguez coach of
can take place at www.southernmissbaseballcamps.com. Walk ups are round, La Quinta, California, TGC Kiy Hester, DS, Rutgers GP W L OT Pts GF GA Oklahoma City (PCL); Adam Melhuse hitting
welcome. Our camps are open to any and all entrants limited only by 6 p.m. — PGA Tour Champions Golf: Mitsubishi Vitas Hrynkiewicz, C, Youngstown State Calgary 48 30 13 5 65 176 137 coach of Tulsa (TL); Mark Kertenian manager of
Olabisi Johnson, WR, Colorado State San Jose 49 28 14 7 63 175 149 Rancho Cucamonga (Cal); Luis Mexa pitching
number, age, grade level and/or gender. Electric Championship, first round, Ka’upulehu, Jon’Vea Johnson, WR, Toledo Vegas 49 28 17 4 60 147 131 coach and Justin Viele hitting coach of Great
Hawaii, TGC Marcus Jones, FB, Gannon
JaJuan Lawson, QB, Rhode Island
Edmonton 47 23 21 3 49 136 148 Lakes (MWL); Austin Chubb manager and
Vancouver 48 21 21 6 48 138 151 Cordell Hipolito coach of Ogden (Pioneer); and
9 p.m. — Asian Tour Golf: Singapore Open,
Alabama second round, Singapore, TGC
Joe Lowery, OT, Ohio
David Lucero, TE, UTEP
Lawrence Marshall, DT, Michigan
Anaheim
Arizona
47 19 19 9 47 113 143
46 21 22 3 45 122 133
Jair Fernandez manager and Stephanos Stroop
pitching coach of the AZL Dodgers.
Football team’s Jonah Williams named finalist for 2 a.m. (Friday) — European Tour Golf: Abu Dhabi Jalan McClendon, QB, Baylor
Trevon McMillian, RB, Colorado
Los Angeles 47 18 25 4 40 107 139 NEW YORK METS — Signed INF Jed Lowrie to
a two-year contract.

Lombardi Award HSBC Championship, third round, Abu Dhabi, Jason Moore, WR, Findlay NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES — Named Bobby
Mike Onuoha, DE, Texas A&M Commerce overtime loss. Top three teams in each division Dickerson infield coach and Paco Figueroa first
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama football offensive lineman TGC D’Andre Payne, CB, Iowa State and two wild cards per conference advance to base coach.
Jonah Williams was named Wednesday one of seven finalists for NBA Brian Peavy, DC, Iowa State playoffs. BASKETBALL
National Basketball Association
Justice Powers, OT, Alabama-Birmingham
the Lombardi Award. 2 p.m. — New York at Washington, NBA TV Malik Reed, LB, Nevada Wednesday’s Games ATLANTA HAWKS — Assigned G Tyler Dorsey
Williams started all 44 games during his Crimson Tide career, 6 p.m. — Philadelphia at Indiana, TNT Anree Saint-Armour, DE, Georgia Tech
Trevon Sanders, DT, Troy
Ottawa 5, Colorado 2
Philadelphia 4, Boston 3
to Erie (NBAGL). Transferred F Alex Poythress
to Erie.
blocking for 20 100-yard rushing performances in three seasons. 8:30 p.m. — LA Lakers at Oklahoma City, TNT John Santiago, RB, North Dakota Buffalo 4, Calgary 3, OT FOOTBALL
Alexander Savard, TE, Laval (Canada) National Football League
In 2018, he was selected as one of Alabama’s two unanimous NHL Sterling Sheffield, MB, Maine
Edmonton 3, Vancouver 2, SO
Arizona 6, San Jose 3 BUFFALO BILLS — Re-signed LB Lorenzo
All-Americans. He also earned the Southeastern Conference’s 6 p.m. — Chicago at NY Rangers, NBC Sports Joshua Simmons, DS, Limestone
Sean Smith, P, Dayton
Today’s Games Alexander to a one-year contract.
Jacobs Blocking Trophy as the league’s top offensive lineman. Network Silas Stewart, LB, Incarnate Word
St. Louis at Boston, 6 p.m. DENVER BRONCOS — Named Rich
New Jersey vs. N.Y. Islanders at Nassau Scangarello offensive coordinator.
Ugo Amadi (Oregon), Julian Love (Notre Dame), Gardner TENNIS Nathan Trewyn, C, Wisconsin-Whitewater
Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 6 p.m. DETROIT LIONS — Named Darrell Bevell
Shyheim Tuttle, DT, Tennessee
Minshew II (Washington State), Kyler Murray (Oklahoma), Dalton 10 p.m. — Australian Open: Day 5, third round, Xavier Ubosi, WR, UAB Chicago at N.Y. Rangers, 6 p.m. offensive coordinator.
Toronto at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m. GREEN BAY PACKERS — Named Nathaniel
Risner (Kansas State), and Christian Wilkins (Clemson) are the ESPN2
Patrick Vahe, G, Texas
Anaheim at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Hackett offensive coordinator.
Aca’ Cedric Ware, RB, Southern Cal
other finalists. Winnipeg at Nashville, 7 p.m. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS — Named John
2 a.m. (Friday) — Australian Open: Day 5, third Brandon Watson, DS, Michigan
Los Angeles at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. DeFilippo offensive coordinator, Terry Robiskie
The Lombardi Award is presented annually to an NCAA Divi- Emanuel Wilkins, QB, Arizona State
sion I football player, regardless of position, based on performance round, ESPN2 Juwann Winfree, WR, Colorado Friday’s Games
Montreal at Columbus, 6 p.m.
running backs coach, Tim Walton corner-
backs coach and George Warhop offensive
Willie Wright, G, Tulsa
and leadership honed by character and resiliency. The Lombardi will
be presented Friday, Jan. 25, in Houston, Texas.
Friday Jalen Young, DS, Florida Atlantic
NATIONAL TEAM
Toronto at Florida, 6 p.m.
Ottawa at Carolina, 6:30 p.m.
line coach. Promoted assistant defensive line
coach Jason Rebrovich to defensive line coach
BIATHLON Coach: Mike Tice N.Y. Islanders at Washington, 6:30 p.m. and assistant secondary coach Joe Danna to
n Women’s basketball team will play host to No. 20 6:30 p.m. — IBU World Cup: Men’s 4x7.5km
George Aston, FB, Pittsburgh Detroit at Calgary, 8 p.m. safeties coach.
John Battle, DS, LSU Pittsburgh at Arizona, 8 p.m. NEW YORK JETS — Named Gregg Williams
Tennessee: At Tuscaloosa, Alabama, the women’s basketball team
relay, Germany, NBC Sports Network Ryan Bee, DE, Marshall Buffalo at Vancouver, 9 p.m. defensive coordinator.
will play host to No. 20 Tennessee at 8 p.m. Thursday at Coleman Kyron Brown, CB, Akron Saturday’s Games TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS — Named
Coliseum.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL Keenen Brown, TE, Texas State Anaheim at New Jersey, Noon Byron Leftwich offensive coordinator, Tim
Jake Browning, QB, Washington
Alabama (9-8, 1-3 Southeastern Conference) will try to extend 5:30 p.m. — Maryland at Ohio State, FS1 Jalin Burrell, CB, New Mexico
Los Angeles at Colorado, 2 p.m. Atkins, defensive quality control, Chris Boniol,
Ottawa at St. Louis, 6 p.m. specialists, Mike Caldwell, inside
its winning streak against Tennessee (12-4, 1-3) to five games. It is 6 p.m. — Northwestern at Rutgers, Big Ten Network Emmanuel Butler, WR, Northern Arizona
N.Y. Rangers at Boston, 6 p.m. linebackers, Mike Chiurco, assistant to the head
Deion Calhoun, G, Mississippi State
coming off a 70-43 loss to Texas A&M on Sunday. The loss was the 6 p.m. — Ohio University at Toledo, CBS Sports Daniel Cooney, OT, San Diego Philadelphia at Montreal, 6 p.m. coach, Clyde Christensen, quarterbacks, Rick
San Jose at Tampa Bay, 6 p.m. Christophel, tight ends, Larry Foote, outside
third in a row for the Crimson Tide. Network Austin Cutting, LS, Air Force
Kahzin Daniels, DE/LB, Charleston Winnipeg at Dallas, 6 p.m. linebackers, Kevin Garver, wide receivers,
Tennessee is riding a three-game losing streak in the SEC for 6 p.m. — St. Joseph’s at St. Louis, ESPN2 Taiwan Deal, RB, Wisconsin Florida at Nashville, 7 p.m. Joe Gilbert, offensive line, Cody Grimm,
Marche Dennard, RB, Colorado State-Pueblo Columbus at Minnesota, 8 p.m. defensive/Special Teams Assistant, Amos Jones,
the first time in program history. 6 p.m. — Eastern Michigan at Buffalo, ESPNU Johnnie Dixon, WR, Ohio State Pittsburgh at Vegas, 9 p.m. assistant special teams, Todd McNair,
7:30 p.m. — Xavier at Villanova, FS1 Ashton Dulin, WR, Malone Calgary at Edmonton, 9 p.m. running backs, Antwaan Randle El, offensive
Matthew Eaton, WR, Iowa State assistant, Nick Rapone, safeties, Kacy Rodgers,
Broadcasting WOMEN’S COLLEGE GYMNASTICS
5 p.m. — Arkansas at Kentucky, SEC Network
Koa Farmer, LB, Penn State
Mark Fields, CB, Clemson Tennis defensive line, Kevin Ross, cornerbacks and
John Van Dam, offensive quality control.
Costas exits longtime home at NBC Sports 6:30 p.m. — Alabama at Georgia, SEC Network
Alexander Fontana, C, Kansas
Hjalte Froholdt, G, Arkansas Australian Open Canadian Football League
EDMONTON ESKIMOS — Announced the
Tyler Gauthier, C, Miami MELBOURNE — Results Thursday from the
LOS ANGELES — Bob Costas, who stepped down as NBC’s 8 p.m. — Florida at LSU, SEC Network Kyle Gibson, DS, Central Florida Australian Open at Melbourne Park (seedings retirement of LB J.C. Sherritt.
prime-time Olympics host two years ago, has left the network’s in parentheses): HOCKEY
MEN’S COLLEGE HOCKEY Montre Gregory, CB, Bowling Green
Men’s Singles National Hockey League
sports division altogether. Amir Hall, QB, Bowie State
8 p.m. — Notre Dame at Wisconsin, ESPNU Darius Harris, LB, Middle Tennessee Second Round NHL — Suspended Montreal Canadiens F
NBC Sports said Wednesday that Costas parted ways with his COLLEGE WRESTLING Wes Hills, RB, Slippery Rock Denis Shapovalov (25), Canada, def. Taro Paul Byron for three games, without pay,
Charles Holland, WR, Tiffin Daniel, Japan, 6-3, 7-6 (2), 6-3. for charging Florida Panthers D MacKenzie
longtime employer, providing no further details. 8 p.m. — Rutgers vs. Iowa, Big Ten Network, Big Obinna Iheoma, LB, Northwestern State David Goffin (21), Belgium, def. Marius Copil, Weegar during a game on Tuesday.
Sandy Montag, Costas’ manager, said it was handled smoothly. Damion Jeanpiere, WR, Nicholls State Romania, 5-7, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4. ANAHEIM DUCKS — Recalled RW Troy Terry,
Ten Network Devon Johnson, OT, Ferris State Daniil Medvedev (15), Russia, def. Ryan LW Max Jones and D Andrej Sustr from San
“Everything in this transition was planned and done (by) mutual Harrison, United States, 6-3, 6-3, 6-3.
agreement,” Montag said in an emailed statement. He said Costas
GOLF Brandon Knight, OT, Indiana
Fabio Fognini (12), Italy, def. Leonardo Mayer,
Diego (AHL). Reassigned RW Kiefer Sherwood
Jordan Kunaszyk, MB, California and D Jake Dotchin to San Diego. Acquired C
had a “great partnership” with executives including Dick Ebersol and 11 a.m. — LPGA Tour Golf: Diamond Resorts Josh Lewis, CB, Eastern Washington Argentina, 7-6 (3), 6-3, 7-6 (5). Justin Kloos from the Minnesota Wild for LW
Pablo Carreno-Busta (23), Spain, def. Ilya
Mark Lazarus, the current NBC Broadcasting & Sports chairman. Tournament of Champions, second round, Lake Isaiah Mack, DT, Chattanooga
Flynn Nagel, WR, Northwestern Ivashka, Belarus, 6-2, 6-3, 7-6 (7).
Pontus Aberg.
EDMONTON OILERS — Assigned G Dylan
Costas, 66, served as the emcee for NBC’s Olympics 11 Buena Vista, Florida, TGC Tyler Newsome, P, Notre Dame Joao Sousa, Portugal, def. Philipp
Kohlschreiber (32), Germany, 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (4), Wells from Bakersfield (AHL) to Wichita
Iosua Opeta, G, Weber State
times starting in 1992. In early 2017, he stepped aside for network 2 p.m. — Latin America Amateur Championship, Peyton Pelluer, MB, Washington State 5-7, 6-4. (ECHL).
NEW YORK RANGERS — Assigned G
Kei Nishikori (8), Japan, def. Ivo Karlovic,
newcomer Mike Tirico, formerly with ESPN. second round, Dominican Republic, ESPN2 Randy Ramsey, DE, Arkansas
Croatia, 6-3, 7-6 (6), 5-7, 5-7, 7-6 (7). Brandon Halverson from Hartford (AHL) to
Nick Scott, DS, Penn State
When the switch was announced in early 2017, Costas said 2 p.m. — PGA Tour Golf: Desert Classic, second Steven Sims, WR, Kansas Alex Bolt, Australia, def. Gilles Simon (29), Maine (ECHL).
TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING — Assigned D Oleg
France, 2-6, 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (8), 6-4.
he had decided on his own that the time was right for a change. He round, La Quinta, California, TGC Jeff Smith, WR, Boston College
Ray Smith, DT, Boston College Pierre-Hugues Herbert, France, def. Hyeon Sosunov from Syracuse (AHL) to Orlando
said then he wanted to do long-form programming and commentary 6 p.m. — PGA Tour Champions Golf: Mitsubishi Brent Stockstill, QB, Middle Tennessee Chung (24), Republic of Korea, 6-2, 1-6, 6-2,
6-4.
(ECHL). Recalled D Matthew Spencer from
Orlando to Syracuse.
on special events, likening his new role to what former NBC news Sione Takitaki, LB, Brigham Young
Electric Championship, second round, Ka’upule- Trevon Tate, OT, Memphis Milos Raonic (16), Canada, def. Stan TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS — Assigned G
anchor Tom Brokaw does for the network. hu, Hawaii, TGC Lexington Thomas, RB, UNLV Wawrinka, Switzerland, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (6), 7-6 Eamon McAdam and D Timothy Liljegren from
Jay-Tee Tiuli, DT, Eastern Washington (11), 7-6 (5). Toronto (AHL) to Newfoundland (ECHL).
On Tuesday, Costas told the New York Post of his decision to 12:30 a.m. (Saturday) — Asian Tour Golf: Singa- Marquez Tucker, G, Southern Utah Borna Coric (11), Croatia, def. Marton SOCCER
leave NBC Sports, saying his departure was settled “quietly and pore Open, third round, Singapore, TGC Immanuel Turner, DE, Louisiana Tech Fucsovics, Hungary, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4. Major League Soccer
Darius Williams, CB, CSU-Pueblo Filip Krajinovic, Serbia, def. Evgeny Donskoy, ATLANTA UNITED — Signed F Josef Martinez
happily for all concerned.” 2:30 a.m. (Saturday) — European Tour Golf: Quincy Williams, LB, Murray State Russia, 6-4, 7-6 (8), 7-6 (2). to a five-year contract extension.
Justin Yoon, K, Notre Dame Lucas Pouille (28), France, def. Maximilian
Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, final round, Abu Marterer, Germany, 7-6 (8), 7-6 (8), 5-7, 6-4. LOS ANGELES FC — Re-signed Ds Danilo
Reds broadcaster Brennaman will retire after 2019 Dhabi, TGC
Dedrick Young, MB, Nebraska
Alexei Popyrin, Australia, def. Dominic Thiem Silva and Dejan Jakovic.

CINCINNATI — Like his longtime broadcasting cohort used to East-West Shrine (7), Austria, 7-5, 6-4, 2-0, ret. LA GALAXY — Re-signed M Servando
NBA Women’s Singles Carrasco. Named Juan José Romero
say, Marty Brennaman is rounding third and heading for home. 7 p.m. — San Antonio at Minnesota, ESPN Classic Rosters Second Round goalkeeper coach.
NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION — Traded
At St. Petersburg, Florida Simona Halep (1), Romania, def. Sofia Kenin,
The Reds play-by-play announcer said Wednesday that he’ll re-
9:30 p.m. — New Orleans at Portland, ESPN Saturday’s Game United States, 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-4. the rights to D Claude Dielna to Portland for
tire after the 2019 season, his 46th in Cincinnati. His career started EAST TEAM Venus Williams, United States, def. Alize general allocation money.
with a chance to call baseball history. It entered a final season with
SKIING OFFENSE Cornet, France, 6-3, 4-6, 6-0. COLLEGE
1 Jordan Ellis, RB, Virginia Dayana Yastremska, Ukraine, def. Carla
deep sighs and emotional moments. 5 p.m. — FIS Alpine World Cup: Men’s combined, 4 Terry Godwin II, WR, Georgia Suarez-Navarro (23), Spain, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF — Added
former Texas A&M coach R.C. Slocum,
“It’s something I’ve thought about a long time,” Brennaman Switzerland, NBC Sports Network 5 Ryan Davis, WR, Auburn Serena Williams (16), United States, def. Arkansas State athletic director Terry Mohajir
8 Marquis Young, RB, Massachusetts Eugenie Bouchard, Canada, 6-2, 6-2. and retired Gen. Ray Odierno to the selection
said, calling it one of his most difficult days. “It’s something I’ve SOCCER 9 Terry Wright, WR, Purdue Timea Bacsinszky, Switzerland, def. Natalia committee.
anguished over more than anything I’ve anguished over in my life. I 1:30 p.m. — Bundesliga: TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 10 Jordan Ta’amu, QB, Mississippi
11 David Blough, QB, Purdue
Vikhlyantseva, Russia, 6-2, 7-5.
Camila Giorgi (27), Italy, def. Iga Swiatek,
ALABAMA — Graduate QB Jalen Hurts will
transfer to Oklahoma.
wake up at night, at 4 o’clock in the morning, and I stare off into the vs. Bayern Munich, FS1 14 Taylor Cornelius, QB, Oklahoma State Poland, 6-2, 6-0. ARKANSAS — Announced graduate WR
17 Jamal Custis, WR, Syracuse Karolina Pliskova (7), Czech Republic, def.
darkness and think about what I’m doing.” TENNIS 19 Matthew Gay, K, Utah Madison Brengle, United States, 4-6, 6-1, 6-0. La’Michael Pettway will transfer.
OKLAHOMA STATE — Dismissed G
8 p.m. — Australian Open: Day 6, third round, 24 Ty Johnson, RB, Maryland Naomi Osaka (4), Japan, def. Tamara Zidansek,
Michael Weathers and Fs Maurice Calloo and
33 Darnell Woolfolk, RB, Army Slovenia, 6-2, 6-4.
Correction ESPN2
2 a.m. (Saturday) — Australian Open: Day 6,
50 Sean Rawlings, C, Mississippi
53 Tyler Jones, G, NC State
Su-Wei Hsieh (28), Taiwan, def. Laura
Siegemund, Germany, 6-3, 6-4.
Kentrevious Jones from the men’s basketball
team.
New Hope High School goalkeeper Vicente Lugo was incorrectly 54 Alec Eberle, C, Florida State Qiang Wang (21), China, def. Aleksandra THIEL — Named Zack Walters assistant men’s
identified in a cutline in Wednesday’s paper. third round, ESPN2 55 Lamont Gaillard, C, Georgia Krunic, Serbia, 6-2, 6-3. soccer coach.
57 Olisaemeka Udoh, OT, Elon Anastasija Sevastova (13), Latvia, def. Bianca UCONN — Named Lou Spanos defensive
— From Special Reports 58 Justin Skule, OT, Vanderbilt Vanessa Andreescu, Canada, 6-3, 3-6, 6-2. coordinator.
The Dispatch • www.cdispatch.com Thursday, January 17, 2019 3b

COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Brown’s scoring spurt lifts
18. Mississippi (13-3) did not play. Next:
Wednesday’s Men’s vs. Arkansas, Saturday. Southeastern The AP Women’s Top 25
College Scores 19. Maryland (15-3) did not play. Next: at
Ohio State, Friday. Conference Men Fared
EAST Conf. Pct. Overall Pct. Wednesday
Army 91, Colgate 81 20. Oklahoma (13-4) lost to Kansas State
74-61. Next: at Texas, Saturday. Tennessee 4-0 1.000 15-1 .938 1. Notre Dame (17-1) beat Virginia Tech
George Mason 68, UMass 63 LSU 3-0 1.000 13-3 .813

No. 14 Auburn to road win
21. Houston (17-1) beat SMU 69-58. Next: 80-51. Next: vs. Boston College, Sunday.
George Washington 59, La Salle 56 S. Carolina 4-0 1.000 9-7 .563 2. Baylor (14-1) beat Kansas 94-68. Next:
Hartford 77, Maine 76 at South Florida, Saturday.
22. Villanova (13-4) did not play. Next: vs. Ole Miss 3-1 .750 13-3 .813 vs. West Virginia, Sunday.
Iowa 89, Penn St. 82 Kentucky 3-1 .750 13-3 .813 2. UConn (15-1) beat Tulane 75-33. Next:
Lehigh 83, American U. 76 Xavier, Friday.
23. Iowa (15-3) beat Penn State 89-82. Auburn 2-1 .667 13-3 .813 at Temple, Sunday.
Lipscomb 70, NJIT 52 Alabama 2-2 .500 11-5 .688
Loyola (Md.) 81, Boston U. 73, OT Next: vs. Illinois, Sunday. 4. Louisville (15-1) did not play. Next: vs.
24. Mississippi State (13-3) did not play. Miss. State 1-2 .333 13-3 .813 Virginia, Thursday.
Mass.-Lowell 84, Albany (NY) 72 Arkansas 1-3 .250 10-6 .625
Navy 85, Lafayette 77 Next: at Vanderbilt, Saturday. 5. Oregon (15-1) did not play. Next: vs.
Georgia 1-3 .250 9-7 .563
By The Associated Press
Rhode Island 75, St. Bonaventure 63
St. John’s 81, Creighton 66
UMBC 68, Binghamton 49
25. Indiana (12-5) did not play. Next: at
Purdue, Saturday. Florida
Texas A&M
1-3 .250 9-7
1-3 .250 7-8
.563
.467
No. 19 Arizona State, Friday.
6. Stanford (14-1) did not play. Next: vs.
Washington, Friday.
SEC Men’s Roundup
Vermont 73, New Hampshire 59 No. 14 Auburn 85, Missouri
Vanderbilt
0-3 .000 9-6
0-4 .000 9-7
.600
.563
7. Mississippi State (16-1) did not play.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas
Next: vs. No. 15 South Carolina, Thursday.
SOUTH
Campbell 70, UNC-Asheville 53 Texas A&M 66 8. N.C. State (17-0) did not play. Next: vs. — Auburn guard Bryce Brown A&M in second-chance points
Clemson 72, Georgia Tech 60 AUBURN (13-3): Okeke 5-11 0-0 10, Wi- Wednesday’s Games Virginia Tech, Sunday.
Duquesne 74, Richmond 68
High Point 71, SC-Upstate 54
ley 2-6 0-0 4, Harper 6-11 1-3 17, Doughty 2-7
0-0 5, B.Brown 7-16 3-3 22, Parker 0-0 0-0 0,
South Carolina 74, Vanderbilt 71
Auburn 85, Texas A&M 66
9. Maryland (15-1) did not play. Next: at
No. 17 Michigan State, Thursday.
said he fired up a couple of long- (20-8), points off turnovers (18-
Liberty 62, Kennesaw St. 41 Spencer 2-9 2-2 6, McLemore 5-8 0-0 13, Mc- Alabama 70, Missouri 60
Today’s Games
10. Oregon State (14-2) did not play. Next: range shots Wednesday night that 10), offensive rebounds (20-7) and
Longwood 75, Winthrop 61 Cormick 3-6 0-0 6, Macoy 0-0 0-0 0, Dunbar vs. Arizona, Friday.
Louisville 80, Boston College 70 0-2 2-2 2. Totals 32-76 8-10 85.
No games scheduled
Friday’s Games
11. Texas (14-3) lost to Kansas State likely had his coaches “shaking bench points (27-5).
McNeese St. 86, Nicholls 75
New Orleans 68, Stephen F. Austin 61
TEXAS A&M (7-8): Mekowulu 1-1 2-3 4,
Starks 3-14 0-1 6, Mitchell 5-10 9-10 22, Chan-
No games scheduled
87-69. Next: vs. TCU, Saturday.
12. Syracuse (14-2) did not play. Next: at their heads.” n South Carolina 74,
Saturday’s Games
North Alabama 91, Jacksonville 88
North Florida 87, Stetson 77 dler 1-5 5-7 7, Flagg 8-15 2-4 22, J.Walker 0-1 Florida at Georgia, 11 a.m. (WCBI)
Pittsburgh, Thursday.
13. Gonzaga (16-1) did not play. Next: at
“But when I make it, they don’t Vanderbilt 71: At Nashville, Ten-
0-2 0, Nebo 1-1 3-3 5, Mahan 0-2 0-0 0, Collins Arkansas at Ole Miss, Noon (SEC Network)
Presbyterian 85, Hampton 70
SE Louisiana 76, Lamar 69 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 19-50 21-30 66. Alabama at Tennessee, 1 p.m. BYU, Thursday. tend to be mad about it,” Brown nessee, Hassani Gravett heard
14. Marquette (14-3) did not play. Next:
South Carolina 74, Vanderbilt 71
Temple 85, East Carolina 74
Halftime—Auburn 48-32.
Goals—Auburn 13-34 (B.Brown 5-11, Harper
3-Point Missouri at Texas A&M, 2:30 p.m.
(SEC Network) vs. Seton Hall, Friday. said with a smile. what Vanderbilt’s Saben Lee said
15. South Carolina (12-4) did not play.
VCU 76, Dayton 71
MIDWEST
4-9, McLemore 3-4, Doughty 1-4, McCormick Kentucky at Auburn, 3 p.m. (ESPN)
South Carolina at LSU, 5 p.m. (SEC Network) Next: at No. 7 Mississippi State, Thursday. He made plenty against Texas to draw a technical foul with 1 min-
0-1, Dunbar 0-1, Spencer 0-1, Okeke 0-3), Tex-
Alabama 70, Missouri 60
Butler 87, DePaul 69 as A&M 7-24 (Flagg 4-7, Mitchell 3-7, Mahan
Mississippi State at Vanderbilt, 7:30 p.m.
(SEC Network)
16. Kentucky (15-3) did not play. Next: at
LSU, Thursday. A&M and scored all but two of his ute, 38 seconds left to set up a five-
Drake 69, Bradley 52 0-1, Collins 0-1, J.Walker 0-1, Chandler 0-2,
Starks 0-5). Rebounds—Auburn 48 (Wiley 12),
Sunday’s Games 17. Michigan State (12-4) did not play.
Next: vs. No. 9 Maryland, Thursday.
22 points in the first half as No. 14 point swing for South Carolina.
Evansville 70, Missouri St. 64 No games scheduled
Illinois 95, Minnesota 68 Texas A&M 29 (Mekowulu, Flagg 7). Assists—
Wednesday’s Women’s
18. Iowa State (13-4) lost to West Virginia Auburn cruised to an 85-66 victo- Gamecocks coach Frank Mar-
N. Iowa 69, Indiana St. 64 Auburn 16 (Harper 6), Texas A&M 7 (Starks, 73-64. Next: vs. Oklahoma, Saturday.
S. Dakota St. 78, North Dakota 74 Mitchell, Flagg 2). Total Fouls—Auburn 21, College Scores 19. Arizona State (12-4) did not play. ry. tin reached over quickly, tapping
Next: at No. 5 Oregon, Friday.
Wichita St. 75, UCF 67
SOUTHWEST
Texas A&M 16. A—8,730 (12,989). EAST
Albany (NY) 63, Mass.-Lowell 56
20. Rutgers (14-3) beat Purdue 65-63, The Tigers (13-3, 2-1 South- his senior guard on the arm as
Abilene Christian 75, Houston Baptist 68
Auburn 85, Texas A&M 66
Alabama 70, Missouri 60 American U. 82, Loyola (Md.) 38
OT. Next: vs. No. 17 Michigan State, Sunday.
eastern Conference) won on the he told his senior guard not to an-
ALABAMA (11-5): Hall 6-10 0-0 12, Lewis 20. Tennessee (12-4) did not play. Next:
Army 65, Lafayette 50
Cent. Arkansas 77, Incarnate Word 60
Houston 69, SMU 58
3-7 2-2 9, Jones 2-3 0-0 4, Ingram 2-4 4-4 9, Binghamton 67, UMBC 45
at Alabama, Thursday.
22. Iowa (12-4) did not play. Next: vs.
road for the first time in league swer.
Mack 1-4 1-2 3, Reese 3-7 0-0 7, G.Smith 2-4
Iowa St. 68, Texas Tech 64
Kansas St. 74, Oklahoma 61 0-0 4, A.Johnson 5-10 2-2 14, Petty 2-5 0-0 5,
Bucknell 71, Lehigh 53
Buffalo 77, Ball St. 65 Michigan, Thursday. play this season. They dominat- Gravett scored nine of the
23. Minnesota (12-4) did not play. Next: at
Sam Houston St. 72, Texas A&M-CC 50 Norris 0-1 3-5 3. Totals 26-55 12-15 70.
MISSOURI (9-6): Puryear 1-4 0-0 2,
Colgate 81, Boston U. 72
Dayton 62, St. Bonaventure 49 Wisconsin, Thursday. ed the Aggies (7-8, 1-3) from the Gamecocks’ final 11 points down
Tulsa 89, UConn 83 24. DePaul (12-5) did not play. Next: vs.
FAR WEST Tilmon 3-6 2-4 8, Pickett 6-15 0-0 13, M.Smith Duquesne 81, Saint Joseph’s 73
George Mason 70, UMass 52 St. John’s, Friday. start and never looked back. the stretch to help South Carolina
Air Force 106, UNLV 88 4-11 1-1 13, Geist 4-11 1-2 9, M.Smith 1-1 0-0 3,
Denver 80, N. Dakota St. 65 Nikko 1-1 0-0 2, Santos 1-2 0-2 2, Watson 2-5 George Washington 67, La Salle 59 25. Indiana (15-3) lost to Northwestern
75-69. Next: at Purdue, Sunday. Brown scored 18 consecutive rally from a 12-point deficit to beat
Long Beach St. 80, UC Irvine 70 Hartford 49, Maine 46
Utah St. 81, San Jose St. 63
1-1 5, Pinson 1-1 0-0 3, Suggs 0-0 0-0 0. Totals
24-57 5-10 60.
Navy 54, Holy Cross 47
SEC Women points for the Tigers — and out- Vanderbilt on Wednesday night.
Rider 66, Iona 58
The Associated Press Halftime—Alabama 32-26. 3-Point Rutgers 65, Purdue 63 Conf. Pct. Overall Pct. scored the Aggies 18-10 by him- “We just stayed composed
Goals—Alabama 6-18 (A.Johnson 2-5, Reese S. Carolina 4-0 1.000 12-4 .750
Men’s Top 25 Fared 1-2, Ingram 1-2, Lewis 1-3, Petty 1-3, Norris
VCU 47, Fordham 44
Vermont 69, New Hampshire 60 Miss. State 3-0 1.000 15-1 .938 self during that span — late in the through adversity,” Gravett said.
Wednesday
1. Duke (14-2) did not play. Next: vs. No. 4
0-1, Mack 0-2), Missouri 7-20 (M.Smith 4-9,
M.Smith 1-1, Pinson 1-1, Pickett 1-3, Watson
Villanova 58, Penn 50
West Virginia 73, Iowa St. 64
Missouri
Georgia
3-1 .750 14-4
3-1 .750 12-5
.778
.706
first half to stake Auburn to a dou- Lee’s 15 footer that could have
Virginia, Saturday.
2. Michigan (17-0) did not play. Next: at
0-1, Geist 0-5). Rebounds—Alabama 33 (Hall SOUTH Auburn
Kentucky
2-1 .667 14-2
2-2 .500 15-3
.875
.833
ble-digit lead it didn’t relinquish. given Vanderbilt the lead bounced
11), Missouri 28 (M.Smith 8). Assists—Al- Davidson 78, Richmond 55
Wisconsin, Saturday.
3. Tennessee (15-1) did not play. Next: vs. abama 9 (Ingram 3), Missouri 10 (M.Smith, ETSU 75, Furman 70 Texas A&M 2-2 .500 13-4 .765 Brown began the stretch with off the rim with five seconds left.
McNeese St. 69, Nicholls 68 Arkansas 2-2 .500 13-5 .722
Alabama, Saturday. Geist 3). Total Fouls—Alabama 15, Missouri 17.
A—8,530 (15,061). Notre Dame 80, Virginia Tech 51 LSU 2-2 .500 11-5 .688 a three-point play in the lane on a Gravett sealed the victory with
4. Virginia (16-0) did not play. Next: at No.
1 Duke, Saturday.
South Carolina 74,
Tennessee Tech 76, Tennessee St. 65
UCF 60, Tulsa 44
Tennessee
Alabama
1-3 .250 12-4
1-3 .250 9-8
.750
.529
layup, and his next 15 points came two free throws with two seconds
5. Gonzaga (16-2) did not play. Next: vs.
Loyola Marymount, Thursday.
Vanderbilt 71
UConn 75, Tulane 33
MIDWEST
Ole Miss
Florida
1-3 .250 7-11
1-3 .250 5-12
.388
.294
on 3-point shots. left. Aaron Nesmith missed a 3 at
6. Michigan State (15-2) did not play.
Next: at Nebraska, Thursday. SOUTH CAROLINA (9-7): Bryant 6-11 Baylor 94, Kansas 68
Cincinnati 72, Temple 52
Vanderbilt 0-4 .000 5-12 .294 “I thought he didn’t really take the buzzer for Vanderbilt.
1-6 13, Silva 0-2 2-3 2, Kotsar 0-2 3-4 3, Law-
7. Kansas (15-2) did not play. Next: at
West Virginia, Saturday. son 8-14 7-8 24, Campbell 1-4 2-2 4, Haase 1-4 E. Michigan 72, Akron 60 Wednesday’s Games that many bad looks. He worked South Carolina (9-7, 4-0) came
Kansas St. 87, Texas 69
8. Texas Tech (15-2) lost to Iowa State
68-64. Next: at Baylor, Saturday.
6-6 9, Frink 0-2 0-0 0, Gravett 5-11 4-4 17, Hin-
son 0-1 2-2 2. Totals 21-51 27-35 74.
Miami (Ohio) 70, Cent. Michigan 67
No games scheduled
Thursday’s Games
to get open,” Tigers coach Bruce in having won its first three SEC
9. Virginia Tech (14-2) did not play. Next:
vs. Wake Forest, Saturday.
VANDERBILT (9-7): Ryan 2-6 0-0 6, Ne-
N. Illinois 66, Bowling Green 52
Northwestern 75, Indiana 69
Georgia at Missouri, 6 p.m. (SEC Network)
South Carolina at Mississippi State, 6 p.m.
Pearl said. games for only the third time
smith 7-14 4-4 23, Shittu 4-6 5-8 13, Lee 4-7
10. Nevada (17-1) did not play. Next: vs.
9-16 17, Toye 0-2 0-0 0, Brown 1-4 0-0 2, Moyer
Ohio 83, Kent St. 81
Rhode Island 68, Saint Louis 56
(ESPN) Jared Harper had 17 points, six since joining the conference. This
Air Force, Saturday. Kentucky at LSU, 6:30 p.m.
11. Florida State (13-4) did not play. Next: 2-4 4-5 8, Wetzell 0-0 2-4 2, Evans 0-1 0-0 0.
Totals 20-44 24-37 71.
Toledo 80, W. Michigan 57
W. Illinois 78, Nebraska-Omaha 70 Auburn at Vanderbilt, 7 p.m. assists, three steals and three re- time, the Gamecocks led for less
at Boston College, Sunday.
12. Kentucky (13-3) did not play. Next: at Halftime—Vanderbilt 39-29. 3-Point SOUTHWEST Tennessee at Alabama, 8 p.m. (SEC Network)
Friday’s Games
bounds for Auburn. Anfernee Mc- than two minutes early and never
No. 14 Auburn, Saturday. Goals—South Carolina 5-18 (Gravett 3-5, Abilene Christian 72, Houston Baptist 62
13. North Carolina (13-4) did not play. Haase 1-4, Lawson 1-4, Bryant 0-1, Hinson Cent. Arkansas 74, Incarnate Word 43 No games scheduled
Saturday’s Games
Lemore added 13 points and six by more than two until the final
Lamar 94, SE Louisiana 54
Next: at Miami, Saturday.
14. Auburn (13-3) beat Texas A&M 85-66.
0-1, Frink 0-1, Campbell 0-2), Vanderbilt 7-21
(Nesmith 5-10, Ryan 2-6, Moyer 0-1, Evans 0-1, Stephen F. Austin 97, New Orleans 38 No games scheduled rebounds off the bench, and Chu- seconds. But the Gamecocks hit
Sunday’s Games
Next: vs. No. 12 Kentucky, Saturday.
15. Marquette (15-3) did not play. Next:
Toye 0-1, Brown 0-2). Fouled Out—Wetzell,
TCU 78, Texas Tech 70
Texas A&M-CC 76, Sam Houston St. 61 LSU at Alabama, 1 p.m. (SEC Network) ma Okeke had 10 points and seven their final 12 free throws, and A.J.
Silva. Rebounds—South Carolina 28 (Bryant
vs. Providence, Sunday.
16. Buffalo (16-1) did not play. Next: vs. 6), Vanderbilt 25 (Wetzell 6). Assists—South
FAR WEST
Boise St. 75, Nevada 74
Florida at Ole Miss, 3 p.m. (SEC Network)
Texas A&M at Georgia, 3 p.m. (ESPN2)
rebounds. Austin Wiley grabbed a Lawson’s pair with 23.1 seconds
Eastern Michigan, Friday. Carolina 9 (Haase 3), Vanderbilt 12 (Brown 4).
Total Fouls—South Carolina 29, Vanderbilt 26.
New Mexico 70, San Diego St. 62 Monday’s Games
Arkansas at Tennessee, 6 p.m. (SEC Network)
career-high 12 boards. left put South Carolina up for good
17. N.C. State (14-3) did not play. Next: at UNLV 66, Air Force 56
Notre Dame, Saturday. Technicals—Lee. A—8,400 (14,316). Utah St. 82, San Jose St. 49 Missouri at South Carolina, 6 p.m. (ESPN2) Auburn overwhelmed Texas at 72-71.

Johnson Jr. scores 14 points to lead Alabama to victory at Missouri
By The Associated Press “In warmups, I told our players with eight dou- from 3-point range.
skills guy, ‘This could be ble-doubles this season. Missouri’s Jordan
COLUMBIA, Mo. — a nice little night for me,’ “Our guys found him,” Geist had nine points on
After losing Saturday on a ” Johnson Jr. said. “I just coach Johnson said. 4-for-11 shooting, includ-
buzzer-beating 3-pointer want to win. If it’s two “Donta does a good job of ing 0-for-5 from 3.
in its second-consecutive points, 14, I just want to moving around. He’s not “Like I told our guys
defeat, the Alabama men’s win. When you win, ev- the most physically im- before we even got to this
basketball team needed a erybody eats.” posing guy. But he does a point, our margin of error
pick-me-up performance Alabama (11-5, 2-2 good job of being elusive is so slim,” said Missou-
against Missouri. Southeastern Confer- inside.” ri coach Cuonzo Martin,
Who better to turn ence) took early control Mark Smith and Javon whose team has lost three
morale around than the of the rebounding battle Pickett each added 13 in a row after a six-game
coach’s son? and outrebounded Mis- points to lead Missouri (9- winning streak. “You have
Avery Johnson Jr. souri 37-29. The Crimson 6, 0-3) in scoring. Smith to fight one game at a time.”
scored 14 points to lead Tide has outrebounded — who entered the game Johnson Jr. struggled in
Alabama to a 70-60 vic- opponents in 15 of their leading the SEC in 3-point the non-conference slate
tory against Missouri on Alabama Athletic Media Relations 16 games. shooting percentage (47.3 of games, averaging 1.4
Wednesday. Alabama’s Galin Smith goes up for a shot in the lane Donta Hall scored 12 percent) — drilled 4 of 9 points per game prior to
Johnson — the son of against Missouri on Tuesday night in Columbia, Missouri. points and hauled in 11 3-pointers. The Tigers the game against Missour.
Crimson Tide head coach boards, good for the senior entered the game leading His father was delighted
Avery Johnson — shat- 5-for-10 from the field reer-high 23-point perfor- forward’s fifth double-dou- the SEC shooting 39.4 to see a breakout perfor-
tered his season high of and compiled his highest mance against South Car- ble performance in his past percent from beyond the mance, and hopes it’s a
four points. Johnson shot points total since his ca- olina in February of 2017. six games. Hall leads SEC arc. They were 7-for-20 sign of things to come.

Minichino
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and Mississippi State. The programs have become mirror created that “monster” with a that it is great that we have this based on a lot of respect.
teams faced off in the national images of their coaches. hard-nosed, never-be-denied quote-unquote rivalry, but I The best rivalries in every
title game in 2017. They have Three-time Olympian and five- attitude. MSU has added a little would like to win one every now sport have that element. In
battled in the championship time Women’s National Basket- more polish and efficiency to and then. We finally got one at other pairings, there is a little
game of the Southeastern Con- ball Association All-Star Dawn its game the last few years, but home in front of a tremendous more animosity, but in MSU-
ference tournament the last Staley leads a gritty, energetic the Bulldogs’ identity has and crowd and a great atmosphere. South Carolina you have a ri-
three seasons. They also have South Carolina team that can always will be built off tough We had another rematch in the valry that features two coaches
attracted raucous crowds at Co- beat you in a variety of ways. defense and a mentality that SEC tournament championship who have built programs and
lonial Life Arena in Columbia, The Gamecocks no longer have they won’t be outworked. game, and they impose their are focused on keeping them
South Carolina, and at Hum- All-American A’ja Wilson, but That’s what makes the latest will on you so much. I know among the nation’s elite. On
phrey Coliseum in Starkville they have used the addition of installment so enticing. Despite they’re imposing her will.” Thursday, one will get brag-
and generated buzz on national Tennessee transfer Te’a Cooper being 16-1 (4-0 in the SEC), For MSU, the game against ging rights over the other until
TV to help increase attention to bolster a talented backcourt you get a sense MSU has some- South Carolina will give Mc- March, when the SEC recon-
on the sport. that includes Tyasha Harris thing to prove. South Carolina Cowan, the reigning national venes in Greenville, South Car-
At 6 p.m. Thursday, a nation- and Bianca Cuevas-Moore. has been Schaefer’s nemesis defensive player of the year, olina, for the SEC tournament.
al TV audience on ESPN will Post players like Mikiah Her- in his time in Starkville. The a chance to bolster her first- “I think it is good to watch,”
get another chance to see how bert Harrigan and LeLe Gris- Bulldogs’ victory in the 2017-18 team All-America candidacy. Schaefer said. “You watch two
MSU has become a women’s sett will provide athletic and regular-season snapped a nine- It will give senior guards teams that execute at a very
basketball school. The Hump rangy counters to MSU senior game losing to the Gamecocks’ Jazzmun Holmes and Jordan high level, play extremely hard,
will be awash in white in a center Teaira McCowan. in Schaefer’s tenure. On Danberry and Bibby, who had pride themselves on defense,
promotion that will feature MSU fans know what Wednesday, he used the word seven points off the bench in 29 pride themselves on making
T-shirts and plenty of rowdy Schaefer and his staff have rivalry and made clear it really minutes against the Gamecocks tough plays, so I think it’s been
Bulldog fans. MSU sophomore done in Starkville. The coaches isn’t a rivalry if one team has in Starkville, an opportunity to fun for TV to put that out on a
Chloe Bibby said there will have built a national power at all of the success. Still, Schae- show this is their team and that national level, and I think it’s
even be hyped Bulldog follow- a place that seldom registered fer enjoys the fact that a South they have learned from team- great for our game.”
ers in her home country of at the national level prior to Carolina-MSU game in January mates Morgan William, Ro-
Australia, where her family and their arrival. Now, huge crowds attracts so much attention. shunda Johnson, Blair Schaefer, Adam Minichino is sports
friends will watch the matchup and double-digit victories are “We certainly have had some and Victoria Vivians. The game editor of The Dispatch. You
of undefeated SEC powers. expected. The Bulldogs, who knock-down dragouts over the also will be graduate transfer can email him at aminichino@
Women’s basketball needs have advanced to the national last few years,” Schaefer said. Anriel Howard’s first taste of cdispatch.com. Follow him on
more games like this. Both title game the last two seasons, “I said at this time last year a rivalry that Schaefer feels is Twitter @ctsportseditor.

MSU women
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squad will be to throw the nings is second on the of a bench that is outscor- Carolina’s length, depth, Schaefer said he asked clean look (against South
first punch against an oppo- team in scoring (9.9 ppg.) ing the opponent’s bench and defense with the na- the players if they want- Carolina),” Schaefer said.
nent he said is comfortable and leads the team in re- by 11.3 ppg., the highest tion’s second-best scoring ed to take Tuesday off “Everything is hotly con-
playing a low-scoring game bounding (5.7 per game). margin in the league. offense (91.1 ppg.). It is because the team played tested. Every rebound
or picking up the tempo in Junior forward Mikiah “They have gotten better allowing 55.7 ppg., which Monday night at Auburn. is hotly contested. For
a high-scoring affair. Herbert Harrigan (9.3 each week,” Schaefer said. gives the Bulldogs the He said he liked the fact us, I think we have had
Tennessee transfer ppg., 5.3 rebounds per “(I think their win in over- highest scoring margin his players declined enough experiences with
Te’a Cooper (12.6 points game) is the other Game- time against Purdue) was a (+35.4) in Division I. and were eager to begin them we know what is go-
per game) is the only cock who is hovering near turning point. They found MSU also leads the SEC preparations for South ing to happen and we also
South Carolina player double digits in points. a way to gut out a tough in field goal percentage Carolina in a short week. know what could happen.
averaging in double fig- Redshirt senior guard road victory. They had ev- (50.5), rebounding (46.1 Schaefer hopes that ea- ... We’re really going to
ures. Junior guard Tyasha Bianca Cuevas-Moore, ery opportunity not to do it. rpg.), assist/turnover ra- gerness to start studying have to play at a high
Harris, who is averaging who missed three games Just like tough teams, well- tio (1.3), assists (18.4 per for South Carolina results level.”
9.6 ppg., is seventh in the with an injury earlier in coached teams do, they game), rebound margin in high focus and execu- Follow Dispatch sports
SEC with 4.3 assists per the season, is averaging found a way to win.” (+17.3), and scoring of- tion on Thursday night. editor Adam Minichino on
game. Senior Alexis Jen- 6.2 ppg., and has been part MSU will combat South fense. “It is so hard to get a Twitter @ctsportseditor
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Rogers Brees’ first game at 40 is
his biggest in nine years
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good, and the coaches at the sition. At the Belhaven camp, “He is a great kid,” Heri-
camp stood out.” Rogers said he didn’t look to tage Academy football coach
Rogers has honed his soc- catch the eye of the coaches. Sean Harrison said. “He pro- By BRET T MARTEL Baylen was Brees’ first child,
cer skills playing club ball out Instead, he said he focused on vided so much versatility The Associated Press born on his father’s 30th birthday,
of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, for the “little things” like being and energy on offense and and had recently turned 1 when
the last three years. He said in the right position, playing defense. He gave us another METAIRIE, La. — Drew Brees the Saints beat the Colts in Miami
all off that time and training aggressively, and communi- weapon to use in the passing is about to play his first game as in February 2010.
was geared toward realizing a cating with his teammates game, and he helped fortify a 40-year-old — and his biggest Now Brees is a father of four —
goal to play soccer in college. to show he could handle the secondary in coach Russ game in nine years. three boys and one girl, ages 4 to
He feels he has improved ev- the transition to the college Whiteside’s defense. Need- When the Saints host the Los 10. They were all present on the
ery season leading to his se- game. Rogers said he was less to say, he also was a great Angeles Rams in the NFC cham- sideline when Brees set the all-
nior year. He highlighted his able to display those skills in kicker.” pionship game in New Orleans time NFL record for yards passing
ability to play faster and at a four-back system, which he All of that work figures to on Sunday, it’ll be the first time in Week 5 of this season, and Brees
a higher tempo on all of his said he always has played. help Rogers build on that first Brees, who turned 40 on Tuesday, said after practice Wednesday that
teams as one of his biggest Rogers also showcased a impression when he arrives has played for the conference ti- he has cherished the opportunity
areas of improvement. versatile skill set as part of at Belhaven to kick off his col- tle since the 2009 season. Brees to share one of his best seasons
A center back might not the Heritage Academy foot- lege soccer career. turned 31 shortly before the Saints with them.
have many opportunities to ball team for the last three “It is kind of relieving,” defeated Minnesota en route to the “They’re so football-crazed
showcase an ability to play seasons. He played wide re- Rogers said of signing. “I franchise’s lone Super Bowl. right now,” Brees said. “That’s
quickly or to make split-sec- ceiver, defensive back, and have been working so hard One of the enduring images what makes this so much fun.”
ond decisions, but Rogers handled the kicking duties. for. It is a relief to know I have from that championship season Brees recounted that during
said his mentality helped him Rogers said the time he spent it set now.” was Brees standing next to his some recent one-on-one time with
make an impression. He said playing football helped him Follow Dispatch sports wife, Brittany, holding aloft their his second child, Bowen, the quar-
he enjoys defending more build strength and enhanced editor Adam Minichino on son, Baylen, who grasped at con- terback asked his 8-year-old son
than playing an attacking po- some of his other skills. Twitter @ctsportseditor fetti floating around them. what his favorite thing to do is.

Comics & Puzzles
DILBERT
Dear Abby
D
EAR ABBY: will continue her DEAR MISSING: Your
I have a line of chatter. friend’s daughter may be an
friend I’ll call Try this: Say, adult chronologically, but she
Rose who likes to “Rose, honey, doesn’t act like one. She
brag about how you know how should not have kept her living
cheap she is. much I like arrangement from her mother
Sometimes when you, but I wish and shouldn’t have asked you
we’re talking, she you would stop to keep the secret. Then she
will interrupt me talking about compounded it by betraying
and ask, “How your wardrobe you.
do you like my with me. You are In hindsight, you should
pants? I got them interesting on so have told the daughter imme-
ZITS for a dollar at a
yard sale.” Or
many other lev-
els, and I’m just
diately that the way to keep
a secret is to tell NO ONE,
she’ll say, “I got not into fashion.” especially a close friend of her
them for free.” Then cross your mother’s, and encouraged her
Rose likes to fingers and hope to level with her mom. And as
draw attention
Dear Abby your friend gets to how to repair the breach
to herself every the message. — all you can do is continue
time she wears something new DEAR ABBY: Our friend’s apologizing and hope that
by asking how I like it. Then adult daughter has been eventually your friend’s fury
she will tell me where she dating a guy my friend does will dissipate.
got it and how much it cost. not approve of for about three Dear Abby is written by
I couldn’t be less interested, years. The daughter moved Abigail Van Buren, also known
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CANDORVILLE Horoscopes
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Jan. TAURUS (April 20-May would like. Someone is trying a
17). The fun of taking part 20). Though following another little too hard. Now why do you
in interesting and beautiful person’s path will teach you the think that is?
projects kicks off a glamorous way, eventually you’ll either take LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). This
period of time. Then, just when it over and claim it as your own day is tinged in drama that may
you start to wonder if anyone is or venture off, claiming a new include tantrums and general
seeing the real you, you’ll get path. Ultimately, you’re most bad behavior, the likes of which
an opportunity to put function powerful when it’s your path. would be easy to categorically
over form and prove what you’re GEMINI (May 21-June 21). reject, though there’s also
all about with the difference you Your parents have defined you wisdom to be gained if you look
make in the world. April brings a in a certain way. Your friends a little further into cause and
windfall. Leo and Scorpio adore have in another way. Even your motivation.
you. Your lucky numbers are: 1, pet defines you as “disperser VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22).
BABY BLUES 14, 40, 33 and 20. of food and treats.” The only It may seem like a few errands
ARIES (March 21-April 19). definition that matters? Your eat up the whole day. Further-
You’re ready to let old things go own. Let it grow and change. more, this doesn’t fit the image
— mostly having to do with un- Keep tweaking it. you have of how you’d prefer to
wanted possessions. But some CANCER (June 22-July 22). spend your hours today.
stale emotional content will go, People will go very far to give LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23).
too, as though such things are off the appearance of control, There’s one area in which you’re
invisibly tethered to the physical especially if they actually do really quite stuck. It’s time to
items, and maybe they are. not have as much of it as they get creative about the problem.
Start by tackling a smaller part
of the issue and shrinking your
standard for what counts as
progress.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov.
21). You can do the thing alone
BEETLE BAILEY but it’s going to take you so
long and be so arduous that
by the time you finish, your
attitude will have soured. So
include people. Enlist help.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov.
22-Dec. 21). Everyone’s got
their own insecurities, fears,
secrets... whatever it is, you’re
definitely not the first, last or
only person to deal with it. You
might not be in the mood to
share, but to do so would cut
your suffering in half.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan.
MALLARD FILLMORE 19). You think you know what
you’re good at, but put it to
the test anyway. You might
be surprised how things have
shifted since you last looked.
The more accurate you can be
in your assessment, the faster
you’ll learn.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb.
18). You may not want the
extra pressure of being the
leader, but if you don’t share
your vision and ideas, everyone
will suffer, most of all you.
Don’t hoard your talents.
FAMILY CIRCUS PISCES (Feb. 19-March
20). Everyone in the group
has a different role. You feel
that someone isn’t pulling a
fair share of the weight, and
this may be true, but all do not
have to be contributing the
same amount for this to work
extremely well.

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there, including frappes, espres-
family-friendly coffee house/sand- offer higher and unlimited internet
sos, macchiatos lattes and hot
wich shop for the Golden Triangle. speed options to its customers.
chocolates. For now, UP down is open every Moving into town, a new All
Paxton said the restaurant day from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Paxton said State sign is poised at 1222 Hwy.
renovations, which no longer even those hours might extend depend- 45 N.
closely resembles the former Pizza ing on business. Layforn Profice opened the
Hut, has created an open environ- Closer into town, a corporate insurance agency last month. He
ment for both families on a night business is revamping with a new offers primarily property and casu-
out or college students looking to name. alty insurance, including renters,
study with free Wi-Fi. Paxton said Cable One, 319 College St., will auto, home and life.
he’s hired eight employees so far, now known as Sparklight starting He is open Monday through
but he plans to add up to 10 more this summer. Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
once the restaurant starts serving “We are very excited for this Got business tips? Email them to
food. evolution to our new brand,” mpollitz@cdispatch.com.

Business briefs
Black named Director of Columbus, Black January, a program for has gradu-
graduated from Heritage chamber and association ated from
of Programs and Events Academy and Mississippi professionals that awards the pro-
The Columbus Lown- the IOM certification gram and
des Chamber of Com- State University.
In her new capacity, upon the completion of has re-
merce is the four-year course. ceived the
pleased to Black will plan and exe-
cute existing programs The Columbus Lown- recognition
announce des Chamber of Com- of IOM.
Eason currently produced by James
the CLCC ranging in merce represents approx- Award-
Black as imately 480 businesses in ed to all
director of focus on education, youth
the area. graduates of the Institute
programs leadership, military
program, the IOM Gradu-
and events. affairs and communi-
ate Recognition signifies
Black joins Black ty development. The James graduates from the individual’s comple-
the Cham- previous CLCC director management program tion of 96 hours of course
ber to lead the organi- of programs and events, The Institute for Orga- instruction in nonprofit
zation’s planning and Meryl Fisackerly, is now nization Management, a management. In addition,
programming efforts. serving as Golden Trian- professional development participants can earn
She has worked for the gle Development LINK program of the credit hours toward the
CLCC since May 2018 as project manager. U.S. Chamber of Certified Chamber Exec-
an intern, assisting with CLCC President, Lisa Commerce Foundation, is utive (CCE) or Certified
planning events, social James, completed her pleased to announce that Association Executive
media, email marketing fourth and final year at Lisa James president, of (CAE) certifications.
and upkeep of the Cham- the Institute of Organiza- the Columbus-Lowndes Nearly 1,000 individuals
ber website. A native tional Management this Chamber of Commerce, attend Institute annually. ACROSS
1 Uneven hairdo
5 Discover
10 Where the heart
is
11 Deep red

Sears survives a near-death experience, but for how long? 12 In full bloom
13 Came down
14 Printer’s symbols
The Associated Press bankruptcy protection in from girdles to snow a profit, we remain ex- 16 Snobs
October, is aiming to keep tires, still faces cutthroat tremely pessimistic about 20 Arab bigwigs
NEW YORK — Sears open roughly 400 stores competition from the the chain’s future,” said 23 Cow call
will live on — at least for and preserve tens of thou- likes of Amazon, Target Neil Saunders, managing 24 Like Loki
now. sands of jobs. and Walmart. Its stores director of GlobalData Re- 25 Mike of “Shrek”
Its chairman and big- But how long Sears are looking drab and old. tail. 27 Clay, later
gest shareholder, Ed- can survive under the And Lampert has yet to “In our view, Sears 28 Handles
die Lampert, won ten- 56-year-old billionaire, spell out how he plans to exits this process with 29 Ardent savers
tative approval for a $5 32 Workout needs
who has tried and failed change the company’s for- almost as many problems
36 Statue setting 6 Setter type 25 Self-referential,
billion plan to keep the to turn it around many tunes. as it had when it entered 39 Open space
ailing, 132-year-old de- times before, remains an “While there’s no bankruptcy protection. In 40 Ways to go 7 Martini base in modern lingo
partment-store chain open question. doubt that a shrunken essence, its hand has not 41 Astronaut 8 It can decrease 26 Polite answer
in business, fending off The company that was Sears will be more viable changed, and the cards Shepard value 28 Wise guys
demands from creditors once the Amazon of its than the larger entity, it holds are not winning 42 Car part 9 Taxi eschewer, for 30 Honshu city
short 31 Fido’s pal
that it throw in the tow- day, selling everything which struggled to turn ones.” 43 Additional 11 Highland sights 33 Singer Guthrie
el, according to a person 15 Two-wheeler 34 Rip
familiar with the negoti- DOWN 17 Iowa State 35 Rational
ations. The person was 1 Did blacksmith’s setting 36 Ulna’s place
not authorized to discuss work 18 Civil wrong 37 Old card game
the matter and spoke on 2 Indian of Arizona 19 Fair 38 Edit out
condition of anonymity 3 Agreeing word 20 Small fastener
Wednesday. 4 Notorious Khan 21 Spanish greeting
5 “A — in the Fami- 22 Rocker Clapton
Lampert, the hedge
ly” (Agee book)
fund owner who steered
Sears into Chapter 11

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Building & Remodeling 1120 Medical / Dental 3300 Apts For Rent: Northside 7010 Houses For Rent: Northside
7110
HOME REPAIRS & CON- HELP WANTED FOX RUN COMPANY LLC
STRUCTION WORK 1 & 2 BR near hospital. HOUSE WITH APART-
WANTED. Carpentry, CARE CENTER OF $595-645/mo. Military MENT NEAR MUW.
small concrete jobs, ABERDEEN discount offered, pet 323 13th St. N. 3 Blks
electrical, plumbing, area, pet friendly, and from MUW. L/r, d/r,
roof repairs, pressure RN SUPERVISOR furnished corporate b/r, kitchen, large f/r
washing and mobile M-F, 8A-4:30P apartments available. w/ fireplace, 2BR/3BA.
home roof coating and ON SITE SECURITY. Laundry room, outside
underpinning. No job LPN 3P - 11P ON SITE MAINTENANCE. fenced patio, screened
too small. 549-7031. LPN 11P - 7A ON SITE MANAGEMENT. side porch & work room
24-HOUR CAMERA WITH ATTACHED APART-
SUGGS CONSTRUCTION Apply in person at SURVEILLANCE.
Building, remodeling, MENT B/r, d/r, kitchen
Care Center Benji @ 662-386-4446 & bathroom. NO HUD.
metal roofing, painting 505 Jackson St, Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm.
& all home repairs. Ref. req. Dep. req.
Aberdeen Sat/Sun by appt only. Pets allowed w/ extra
662-242-3471 EOE dep. $1075/mo.
Tom Hatcher, LLC Apts For Rent: West 7050 662-386-7506.

VIP
Custom Construction, Professional 3500
Restoration, Remodel- Mobile Homes for Rent 7250
ing, Repair, Insurance MS NOTARY seeks an

Rentals
claims. 662-364-1769. attorney to collect her 3BR/2BA Trailer, New
Licensed & Bonded personal files, notes, Hope school dist.
General Services 1360
and court orders. Addi-
tional tasks may be Apartments $500/mo & $500 dep.
Call between 10a-7p.
EXPERIENCED
needed. Respond:
ATTORNEY
& Houses 662-386-4292.
NO TEXT MESSAGES.
CAREGIVER PO Box 2031 1 Bedrooms
in need of work.
*Day/Night
Columbus, MS 39704
2 Bedroooms NICE 3BR/2BA MH in
West Lowndes school
3 Bedrooms
Sudoku
Contact 662-574-5181. YESTERDAY’S ANSWER
Ref. on Request. Truck Driving 3700 district. $485/mo +
Yesterday’sANSWER
answer
Find Sudoku
$485 dep. 662-242-
CLASS A CDL DRIVER Furnished & 7653 or 662-308-7781. YESTERDAY’S
FREE TRAINING for
Sudoku is a number-
JOB SEEKING WOMEN; with Truck & Lowboy
Trailer experience to Unfurnished 8 3 4 2 1 5 9 6 7
COMPUTER TRAINING, RENT A fully equipped placing puzzle based on
Sudoku is a number-
RESUME WRITING, & IN- load, haul, & unload 1, 2, & 3 Baths
What agiven
camper w/utilities &
9x9 grid with several
placing puzzle based on 7 6 2 9 3 8 1 5 4

2019 Conceptis Puzzles, Dist. by King Features Syndicate, Inc.
TERVIEW SKILLS; heavy construction cable from $145/wk -
Tues & Thurs Evening equipment. Overnight Lease, Deposit $535/month. Colum- a 9x9 grid with several
numbers. The object 5 9 1 7 6 4 3 8 2
travel required. Only
& Credit Check bus & County School

You’re 1 to 9 in the empty spaces
classes start February given numbers. The object
5th. Enroll now at Chris- qualified applicants with locations. 662-242- is to place the numbers 4 1 3 6 8 9 2 7 5
tian Women's Job clean MVR, current viceinvestments.com 7653 or 601-940-1397. is to place the numbers
327-8555 2 8 7 4 5 3 6 1 9
Corps. Min H.S. Dip- medical examiner’s 1 to 9 in the empty spaces
so that each row, each
loma or Equivalent re-
quired. Call 662-722-
certificate and no acci-
dents need apply. Fax
3016 or 662-597-1030 resume to 662-492- Apts For Rent: Caledonia 7060 WEST POINT:
Rooms For Rent 7450
Looking column so that each row, each
and each 3x3 box
column and each 3x3 box
contains the same number
6 5 9 1 7 2 8 4 3
3 7 5 8 9 1 4 2 6
For
4490 or email to jm.site Room - $120/wk. contains the same number
RETAINER WALL, drive- masters@yahoo.com 3BR/1BA Duplex. No only once. The difficulty
way, foundation, con- Smoking. No Pets. 1 yr.
Furnished w/ furn.,
appl, utilities & cable. only once. The difficulty 9 2 8 5 4 6 7 3 1
level increases from
In
crete, masonry restora- level increases from
tion, remodeling, base-
Bargain Column 4180 lease. $550/month +
deposit. 662-356-4958
662-295-4701.
Monday to Sunday. 1 4 6 3 2 7 5 9 8
ment foundation, re- 4 TIRES from Chevy Monday to Sunday. Difficulty Level 1/16
or 662-574-0227. Houses For Sale: Northside
pairs, small dump truck truck. 17". $100.
hauling (5-6 yd) load & 662-364-2498. Apts For Rent: Other 7080 8150
demolition/lot cleaning.
Burr Masonry 1BR/1BA Apts for rent. CONVENIENT 3BR/2BA
MICHELIN TIRES, 2, 512 Lincoln Rd. New
662-242-0259. 235/50, 17". Good College Manor Apts, dir-
paint, flooring, brick CLASSIFIEDS
condition. $80. ectly across from MUW.
WORK WANTED: Completely renovated, shop, fenced backyard www.cdispatch.com
Licensed & Bonded-car- 662-364-2498. incl granite countertops, & patio. Zoned commer-
pentry, painting, & de- SS appls & W/D. 12 mo cial, can be home/of-
molition. Landscaping, Farm Equipment & Supplies fice. Call 662-328-9634 Mobile Homes for Sale 8650
lease, dep req, $650/
gutters cleaned, bush 4420 mo. 662-425-3817. for more information.
hogging, clean-up work, NEW 2017, 16x80 MH
pressure washing, mov- 2016 JOHN Deere 2BR/1BA located in Houses For Sale: Southside @ The Grove, Colum-
ing help & furniture 5100E Tractor, 210 Historic Downtown bus. 3BR/2BA, never
8300 lived in, can be moved.
repair. 662-242-3608 hours. $40,500. Columbus. 2,000 sqft.
Also, 2016 15ft Hardwood floors New Hope Sch. Dist.
2BR/1BA Gas stove & $29k. 662-769-2565.
Lawn Care / Landscaping Kubota Bush hog avail. throughout. Open floor. heat. Move-in ready. 1
1470 205-329-1790. Very nice. Incl W&D. BR Apt. attached that
$1200/mo. Call needs work. $21,000. Autos For Sale 9150
JESSE & BEVERLY'S HAY FOR SALE. Some 662-328-8655. 417 17th St. S.
LAWN SERVICE. Mow- 1965 MUSTANG, Red,
stored in barn and out. Call 662-327-8712. Automatic, 6cyl, A/C &
ing, cleanup, landscap- 662-386-9122. DOWNTOWN: 2BR/1BA,
ing, sodding, & tree cut- CH&A, 1 story, W/D, power steering.
ting. 356-6525. historic district, 1 block Houses For Sale: West 8350 $16,000.
Estate Sales 4490 from downtown, $625/ 662-386-2367.
mo. + $625 dep. NO FSBO: 3BR/2BA in May-
Painting & Papering 1620 ESTATE SALE. 323 Willi- PETS. 662-574-8789. hew, 1551 Garth Rd. 1991 MERCEDES 500
amsburg Rd. Thurs., Fri. Peaceful & Quiet area. Close to Columbus, SL. Serviced as re-
SULLIVAN'S PAINT & Sat. 7a-4p. New Starkville & West Point. quired. 106k miles,
SERVICE
Certified in lead items, jewelry, propane FIRST FULL MONTH New HVAC, 1.7 acres, 2 tops. Excellent buy!
removal. Offering spe- skin cooker, 10 gal. RENT FREE! 1 & 2 Bed- large metal bldg incl. $12,500. 662-356-
cial prices on interior & milk cans, dishes, fur- room Apts/Townhomes. $139,000. 662-418- 6035.
exterior painting, pres- niture, bar stools, walk- Stove & refrigerator. 8984 or 662-552-1400.
sure washing & sheet ing sticks, pictures, $335-$600 Monthly.
2013 CHEVY Cruze.
rock repairs. many more items. Credit check & deposit. Investment Property 8550
Coleman Realty, Good condition. 100k
Free Estimates miles. Black, 4-door.
Call 435-6528 General Merchandise 4600 662-329-2323. GRAVEL FOR SALE on
private property. Approx $5,450. Call Ed @
APPLE COMPUTERS 1, 2, 3 BEDROOM apart- 6 acres. Will sell or 662-574-0082.
Stump Removal 1790 ments & townhouses.
Two 2009 iMac com- lease property located
puters available. Good Call for more info. in NE Noxubee County. SUPER CHARGED 2004
working condition. 662-328-8254. 601-405-3717. Monte Carlo SS. Dale
Would be good for ba- Jr. Signature Edition.
DOWNTOWN LOFT.
sic web browsing or GRAVEL FOR SALE on $3500. 662-570-2601.
Very big, nice 1 bed-
word processing. 2Ghz; room. Wood floors, lots private property. Approx
2 GB RAM; 250 GB HD. of windows. $700 per 6 acres. Will sell or Campers & RVs 9300
Computer and built-in month. Call Stewart, lease property located
TOMBIGBEE RV Park,
ALLSTUMP GRINDING monitor only; mouse 662-364-1610. in NE Noxubee County.
and keyboard not in- 601-405-3717. located on Wilkins Wise
SERVICE
cluded. $50 each. Rd & Waverly Rd. Full
GET 'ER DONE!
We can grind all your
stumps. Hard to reach
Call 662-574-1561 COLEMAN Lots & Acreage 8600
Hookups available.
$300/mo. 662-328-
RENTALS 8655 or 662-574-7879.
places, blown over H&H tool box for stand- TOWNHOUSES & APARTMENTS 1.7 Acres on Hwy 12.
roots, hillsides, back- ard size truck. $195.
yards, pastures. Free Call 662-889-2116. 1 BEDROOM
Excellent building site,
cleared. Close to gas Five Questions:
estimates. You find it, plant, Caledonia school
we'll grind it! BASS BOAT, 15ft, 70hp 2 BEDROOMS district. $15,000.
662-361-8379 Yamaha.
Riding mowers - 2.
3 BEDROOMS 662-356-6035. 1 Spaghet-
Tree Services 1860 Garden Tiller. LEASE, 2.28 +/- Acre Lot. tiOs
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662-418-8984 or 662- 149 Tanyia Lane. Off of
A&T Tree Service 552-1400. DEPOSIT Lake Lowndes Road.
Bucket truck & stump Has asphalt drive &
AND
removal. Free est.
Serving Columbus STARKVILLE HABITAT parking, 1200 ft. shop
2 “A Heart-
for Humanity ReStore is CREDIT CHECK w/ living area, septic
breaking
since 1987. Senior tank & water meter. No
citizen disc. Call Alvin @ open this Saturday, trailers. $45,000. Call
242-0324/241-4447 January 19 from 8-11
"We'll go out on a limb AM. Located at 1632
Rockhill Road in
662-329-2323 662-574-0345.
Work of
Staggering
for you!"
Starkville. Come by for LAMAR CO. 99+/-
VICKERS TREE bargains on furniture, 2411 HWY 45 N acres. Near Kennedy.
SERVICE, LLC appliances, building
Tree trimming and re- materials, and more! COLUMBUS, MS
Paved Rd. Small creek,
timber. $198,000.
Genius”
moval. Fully insured. 662-327-2656. ACROSS
Free estimates. Lawn & Garden 4630 Commercial Property For
*Now Accepting Credit
& Debit Cards* RED OAK & White Oak
Rent 7100 LOWNDES COUNTY 45
acres on Sobley & Dav-
3 Hieroglyph- 1 Uneven hairdo
5 Discover
Call Curt 662-418-0889 Firewood For Sale. Pull
or 662-549-2902 behind leaf rake for
COMMERCIAL PROPER- is Rd. Excellent hunting.
1 mile west of Hwy. 69.
ics 10 Where the heart
TIES/Retail/Office
“A cut above the rest” $150. 662-242-7455. Spaces starting @ Small creek runs thru is
$285/mo. Downtown & property. $1375 per 11 Deep red
General Help Wanted 3200 Sporting Goods 4720 East Columbus loca- acre. 205-799-9846 or
205-695-2248.
4 Butter, 12 In full bloom
flour, sugar
tions. 662-435-4188.
PART TIME OFFICE ED SANDERS Gunsmith 13 Came down
ADMIN/SECRETARY Open for season! 9-5, OFFICE FOR RENT. WINTER SPECIAL
needed for Tues-Fri & 9-12, Sat. 30x15. Separate air 1.95 acre lots. 14 Printer’s symbols
small church. Over 50 years experi- conditioner & bathroom. Good/bad credit. 16 Snobs
Monday & Wednesday, ence! Repairs, cleaning, $400/mo. Located in
16 hours per week. refinishing, scopes Caledonia. Call 662-
10% down, as low as 5 New 20 Arab bigwigs
$299/mo. Eaton Land.
Tech and social media mounted & zeroed,
skills required. handmade knives.
574-0082. 662-361-7711 Zealand 23 Cow call
For more info, call Located: Hwy 45 Alt, OFFICE SPACE: 2,000 24 Like Loki
662-574-1972 North of West Point, square feet. 294 25 Mike of “Shrek”
Position Announcement turn right on Yokahama Chubby Dr. Flexible leas-
Town of Caledonia, MS Blvd, 8mi & turn left on ing terms. Available 27 Clay, later
Chief Marshal Darracott Rd, will see now. 662-328-8254. 28 Handles
sign, 2.5mi ahead shop HISTORIC DOWNTOWN
The Town of Caledonia on left. 662-494-6218. Columbus Office, Retail, 29 Ardent savers
is seeking a full time Restaurant Space avail- 32 Workout needs
Chief Marshal to work
days and nights as
Business Opportunity 6050 able. Call 662-328- 36 Statue setting 6 Setter type 25 Self-referential,
8655 or 662-574-7879.
needed, and is respons- HISTORIC DOWNTOWN 39 Open space 7 Martini base in modern lingo
ible for supervising all Houses For Rent: Northside
marshal department
Columbus: 411 Main
St. Office, Retail, Res-
40 Ways to go 8 It can decrease 26 Polite answer
personnel. The candid- 7110 41 Astronaut
taurant Space available. value 28 Wise guys
ate will plan, schedule, Call 423-333-1124.
coordinate, and direct 2BR HOUSE. Stove, ref., Shepard 9 Taxi eschewer, for 30 Honshu city
w/d hookup, window
the daily activities of the
Apts For Rent: Northside 7010 a/c, heat electric. 42 Car part short 31 Fido’s pal
officers while providing
for the protection of
520
$485/mo. Lease-
11TH Street North- dep.+credit check. Cole-
Even if you 43 Additional 11 Highland sights 33 Singer Guthrie
lives and property, pre-
vention of crime and en- 2BR/1BA, updated, man Realty. 329-2323. don’t get out much 15 Two-wheeler 34 Rip
brick, central H&A, ap- DOWN
these days, you can
forcement of laws and 17 Iowa State 35 Rational
pliances, flooring, paint. COLONIAL TOWN-
ordinances within the
$450/month. NO pets. HOUSES. 2 & 3 bed- 1 Did blacksmith’s setting 36 Ulna’s place
town limits. The Chief
Marshal will be held ac- NO HUD. Credit check. room w/ 2-3 bath town- still “go shopping” in the work 18 Civil wrong 37 Old card game
houses. $600 to $695.
countable to the Mayor Call Long & Long, Re-
and Board of Alderper- altors @ 662-328-0770. 662-549-9555. Ask for Classifieds. You can find 2 Indian of Arizona 19 Fair 38 Edit out
sons for the effective Available NOW. Glenn or text.
exactly what you’ve 3 Agreeing word 20 Small fastener
delivery of police ser- 4 Notorious Khan 21 Spanish greeting
vices to the town. Apts For Rent: Other 7080
been looking for. 5 “A — in the Fami-
Submit applications,
22 Rocker Clapton
ly” (Agee book)
complete with resume
and salary require- Find someone to mow the lawn
ments to: •
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Attn: Lindy Thomason
PO Box 100

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