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Tuesday | February 5, 2019

Residents seek Kratom ban in Lowndes

Some state lawmakers skeptical of Kratom’s harmfulness, due to lack of data on drug

■ A Chevron gas
station off Highway By Amanda Lien and Slim Smith
45 in Columbus has a;
street-facing flashing
sign advertising the Angela Jourdan has recounted her year-long ordeal, using duced to the substance at work as a way
sale of Kratom. A citi- seen firsthand what the a packet of 13 chronologically-arranged to keep him awake during long over-
zen-formed task force addictive, but legal, sub- photographs to illustrate her family’s night shifts. By April, it was a $600-to-
asked Lowndes Coun- stance Kratom can do to descent from a “perfect life” into fear $800 per week habit. By the end of the
ty supervisors to pass a family. and violence. year, Jourdan had a lifetime restraining
an ordinance making During Monday’s The title page of the document bore order against the man she still calls her
the sale of Kratom a meeting of the Lown- simply: 2018. “husband and best friend.”
misdemeanor. — Pho- des County Board of Jourdan It began, she told the supervisors, in “When he started doing this, I start-
to by Amanda Lien/ Supervisors, Jourdan February, when her husband was intro- See Kratom, 3A
Dispatch Staff

BGC Golden Triangle seeking grant

Man arrested
funding for new clubs for choking,
Oktibbeha supervisors punching
authorize working with
GTPDD to apply for woman in car
community block grant Suspect held in the
By Alex Holloway
Oktibbeha County Jail
The Boys and Girls on $15,000 bond
Club of the Golden
Dispatch staff report
Triangle is pushing
along with prelim-
inary steps to seek A Starkville man
funding for a new has been arrested
center in Oktibbeha for aggravated as-
County. sault after reportedly
BGC Golden Tri- Williams choking and punch-
angle CEO Nadia ing a female victim.
Colom spoke to the Police arrested
Oktibbeha County Christopher Harris, Harris
Board of Supervisors 26, on Thursday on
at Monday’s meeting suspicion of aggravated assault,
to request support in possession of a weapon by a fel-
seeking a communi- on and a misdemeanor charge of
ty block grant to help discharging a weapon within the
fund the project. Miller
city limits. Harris was arrested on
Colom said the current Oktib- three warrants.
beha County club, located at Lynn According to an affidavit The
Alex Holloway/Dispatch Staff
Lane in Starkville, has been a good Dispatch obtained from Starkville
Boys and Girls Club of the Golden Triangle CEO Nadia Colom talks to Ok-
facility. However, the club has seen tibbeha County supervisors during Monday’s meeting. Supervisors unani- Municipal Court, Harris strangled
growth beyond what the building mously approved allowing the Boys and Girls Club to work with the Golden a female victim with both hands
can accommodate. BGC Golden Triangle Planning and Development District to seek a community block
Triangle impacted more than 1,600 while she was parked, seated and
grant for a new Starkville facility.
children last year, Colom said, and buckled in a vehicle seat. The affi-
about 700 of them were in Oktibbe- Starkville facility doesn’t have the Golden Triangle Planning and De- davit says he then used one hand to
ha County. kitchen amenities to provide hot velopment District to seek a block repeatedly punch the victim in the
“We’ve been in the facility that meals to students, as the Columbus grant for funding the club. head while continuing to strangle
we’re currently in now for about 16 club does. “This could be just what we’re her with the other.
years,” Colom said. “While it has “The schools have been a tre- looking for,” District 5 Supervisor The incident happened in the
served a tremendous purpose for us mendous partner so we’ve been able Joe Williams said. “We never know early morning hours of Jan. 22 at
in being able to see at least 140 chil- to do some things in the summer until we submit the proposal.” the Forest Creek Apartments on
dren each day at the club, this sum- as far as providing breakfast and District 4 Supervisor Bricklee Louisville Street.
mer we had a difficult time turning lunch, but in the after-school hours, Miller said the new club is a “great Harris was previously convict-
down 100 more children who could it really becomes something that’s a idea” and encouraged Colom to re- ed and sentenced to probation for
have been served because we just challenge for us,” she said. turn to the board once the grant ap- possession of more than 30 but less
didn’t have the space.” Supervisors unanimously voted plication is submitted. than 250 grams of marijuana in Jan-
Colom further noted the to allow Colom to work with the See Grant funding, 6A uary 2018.
Harris is being held in the Oktib-
beha County Jail on $15,000 bond.

Weather Five Questions Calendar Local Folks Public

1 What men’s magazine has awarded Today through Saturday meetings
its annual Sexiest Woman Alive title Today: Board of
■ “The Heiress”: Starkville Community
to Kate Beckinsale, Halle Berry and Aldermen, 5:30 p.m.,
Charlize Theron? Theatre presents this stirring costume dra-
City Hall
2 A baby vampire bat lives on its ma about a young woman in the Victorian
Feb. 12: Planning
mother’s — blood, milk or saliva? Age challenging strictures placed on her
and Zoning Commis-
3 What musical workout program was life by society and a domineering father.
created by Judi Sheppard Missett? sion, 5:30 p.m., City
Jaqueline Mareler Show times are 7:30 p.m. at Playhouse on
4 What native rodent is an important Hall
Kindergarten, Caledonia Main, 108 E. Main St., Starkville. Limited
source of protein for many Peruvians? Feb. 12:
seating; contact the box office for reserva-

72 Low 64
5 According to Fountains of Wayne, Starkville-Oktibbeha
whose mom “has got it goin’ on”? tions, 662-323-6855.
High Consolidated School
Cloudy, chance of a t-storm District Board of
Full forecast on
Answers, 6B
Wednesday Trustees, 6 p.m.,
page 2A. ■ WWII talk: Military historian Stephen Greensboro Center
Bourque discusses his book “Beyond the Feb. 15: Board of Al-
Beach,” on impacts of Allied bombings on dermen work session,
Inside French cities before and during Normandy 5:30 p.m., City Hall
Classifieds 6B Health 6A landings on June 6, 1944, at 3:30 p.m. in Feb. 18: Board of Su-
Comics 5B Obituaries 5A MSU’s Mitchell Memorial Library Grisham pervisors, 5:30 p.m.,
Crossword 6B Opinions 4A Room. Free to the public. For information, Stacy Jones is an avid Oktibbeha County
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2A TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2019 The Dispatch •

Say What?
Did you hear? “On paper, this team has a chance to be
really good offensively.”
Super Bowl reaches 100.7M MSU softball coach Vann Stuedeman said
in assessing her team before the start of

people, down from 2018 the season. Story, 1B.

Trump to call for unity, face

Game traditionally the most-watched
television event of the year in the U.S.

skepticism in State of Union

DAVID BAUDER izona Cardinals game in
AP Media Writer 2009.
CBS dealt with a city
PASADENA, Calif. that held a major grudge.
— The New England Pa-
triots’ competitive but ac-
Many fans in New Orle-
ans, where the hometown
“You’re also going to see the president call on White House press secretary
Sarah Sanders indicated the pres-
tion-starved Super Bowl
victory over the Los An-
Saints were victimized
by a blown referee’s call
Congress and say, ‘Look, we can either work ident would highlight what he sees
as achievements and downplay dis-
geles Rams was seen by
100.7 million people on
toward the end of its loss
to the Rams in the NFC
together and get great things done or we can cord.
television and streaming “You’re going to continue see
services, the smallest au-
championship, skipped fight each other and get nothing done’” the president push for policies
the game entirely. Prelim- White House press secretary Sarah Sanders that help continue the economic
dience for football’s annual
inary ratings from New boom,” Sanders said Monday night
spectacle in a decade.
Orleans showed that Su- By JULIE PACE the president’s staunchest allies while appearing on “Hannity” on
A boycott by disgrun-
tled New Orleans Saints per Bowl viewership this AP Washington Bureau Chief know that bipartisan rhetoric read Fox News. “You’re also going to
fans, a campaign by fans of year was half what it was off a teleprompter is usually under- see the president call on Congress
in 2018. WA S H I N G T O N mined by scorching tweets and un-
quarterback Colin Kaeper- and say, ‘Look, we can either work
New Orleans’ Times — The White House
nick and a game with only predictable policy maneuvers. together and get great things done
Picayune newspaper print- says President Don-
one touchdown combined Still, the fact that Trump’s ad- or we can fight each other and get
ed a mostly blank front ald Trump will call
to shrink the audience. On visers feel a need to try a different nothing done.’ And frankly, the
page on Monday with for optimism and
CBS alone, the game was approach is a tacit acknowledg- American people deserve better
the words, “Super Bowl?” unity in his State of
seen by 98.2 million peo- the Union address, ment that the president’s standing than that.”
ple, compared to 103.4 mil- What Super Bowl?” is weakened as he begins his third But Washington’s most recent
The newspaper asked, using the moment to
lion who watched on NBC attempt a reset after Trump year in office. debate offered few signs of coop-
last year, according to the “you think the NFL is sad The shutdown left some Repub- eration between Trump and Dem-
two years of bitter partisanship and
Nielsen company. that the Saints weren’t in it licans frustrated over his insistence ocrats. Under pressure from con-
deeply personal attacks.
Since reaching a peak to spice up the night?” on a border wall, something they servative backers, Trump refused
But will anyone buy it?
of 114.4 million viewers for There was also a cam- warned him the new Democratic to sign a government funding bill
Skepticism will emanate from
the Patriots’ 2015 victory paign on Twitter by people House majority would not bend that did not include money for his
both sides of the aisle when Trump
over the Seattle Seahawks, who said they would not on. Trump’s approval rating during long-sought border wall. With hun-
enters the House chamber for the
the Super Bowl audience watch the game because the shutdown dipped to 34 percent, dreds of thousands of Americans
prime-time Tuesday address to law-
has slipped each year of Kaepernick, the for- makers and the nation. Democrats, down from 42 percent a month missing paychecks, Trump ulti-
since. The Super Bowl mer San Francisco 49ers emboldened after the midterm elec- earlier, according to a recent sur- mately agreed to reopen the gov-
is traditionally the most- quarterback who hasn’t tions and the recent shutdown fight, vey conducted by The Associated ernment for three weeks to allow
watched television event been able to land a job see little evidence of a president Press-NORC Center for Public Af- negotiations on border security to
of the year in the U.S., and in the NFL since leading willing to compromise. And even fairs Research. continue.
its audience hadn’t dipped demonstrations in protest
below 100 million since of police treatment of mi-
the Pittsburgh Steelers-Ar- norities.

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CHS seniors volunteer for elementary mentoring pilot program

BY MARY POLLITZ and the community.” can be a deeper connec- Davis said the elementa- The PALS program tion there. So what we are ry school principals are
started Monday after- hoping is that connection in charge of choosing
Typically, after Colum- noon with five high school will help those students students and class assign-
bus High School senior students volunteering at behaviorally and academ- ments for the high school
Jordan Harris finishes his both Franklin and Fair- ically as well and maybe mentors.
British Literature class view. make sure those students “They’re mentoring
at East Mississippi Com- Fairview Principal Ben reach their full potential.” them and helping them
munity College, he heads Alexander said he used Fifth grade student academically,” Alexander
home for the day. benchmark assessment Cameron Mitchell, 11, said. “We will take any
For the rest of the scores to gauge which worked with Harris on a help we can get. These
school year, though, Har- students need specialized math assignment Monday (mentors) have a good
ris will drive to his for- Mary Pollitz/Dispatch Staff attention. Each mentor afternoon. academic background
mer elementary school, Columbus High School senior Jordan Harris helps will work with one to two
Cameron Mitchell, 11, with subtraction and addition “It’s nice because he and to have them come in
Fairview Elementary, to elementary students each
Monday afternoon at Fairview Elementary. Harris, along could have been at home and help our students is a
mentor younger students day for about 90 minutes
with nine other CHS seniors, will mentor small groups doing what he wants to good resource.”
Mondays through Thurs- — focusing first on class
of students at Franklin Academy and Fairview Elemen- do,” Mitchell said. “But Though in the early
days. Harris, along with tary with the partners in active learning and support assignments with the he’s helping us get our stages, Davis said she
nine other volunteers, will (PALS) program over the course of this semester. hope of building a rap- grades up and sometimes hopes to have more stu-
spend the next semester port with the elementary I do need help with math.” dents volunteer next year
at Fairview Elementary fore I got home,” Harris “They have pretty students that transcends
Alexander said he is to help all elementary
and Franklin Academy said. “It would be really much taken all the high academics.
excited for his students to schools within the dis-
leading the PALS (part- nice if I could be there for school classes, a lot of “It’s going well right
have those mentorships. trict.
ners in active learning these kids.” them are taking full-time now,” Alexander said. “It’s
and support) program Laurie Davis, a coun- college classes,” Davis easier for kids sometimes,
at Columbus Municipal selor at McKellar Tech- said. “They had some to connect with people
School District. nology Center, is spear- time throughout the day they consider their peers.
“I was thinking how it heading the mentorship that they weren’t taking Sometimes they look at us
would have been nice to program for high school classes. I got to thinking, like we are adults. When
have someone there to students who are taking this would be a way to you are a little bit younger
help me out at school be- dual enrollment courses. give back to our school and on their level, there

Continued from Page 1A
ed doing research,” Jour- Inside “The chairman of the are opioid or heroin ad-
dan told supervisors. “I n OUR VIEW: Drawing the line committee, David Jor- dicts,” she said. “For them,
found that 65 to 70 percent between pain management and don, was really behind it gives them the same
of stores in Lowndes Coun- addiction. Page 4A it, but some senators got high and it’s legal and easy
ty sell (Kratom). And that’s calls from people saying it to get here.”
scary. That’s wrong.” was great for pain relief,” Flowers said Kratom
“I think we’re all ready
Jourdan and other mem- Younger said. “That’s bull. had become such a prob-
to vote on it,” he said.
bers of a community-based It’s just another way to get lem that they began using
“And after the public has
drug and crime task force high, in my opinion.” more sophisticated drug
appeared before supervi- a chance to comment, we
This session, Younger tests to detect Kratom.
sors to ask them to pass will.”
said he hoped to attach his “Most tests don’t detect
an ordinance making it a bill to opioid legislation pre- it, so we started sending
misdemeanor offense to State legislation sented by Sen. Sally Doty our tests to a lab that does
sell Kratom in any form While supervisors and (R, Brookhaven). Doty told more extensive testing,”
within the county limits. If Columbus city councilmen The Dispatch on Monday she said. “Since then,
passed, Lowndes County only have the authority she is reluctant to agree. we’ve had several residents
would be one of six Missis- to make the sale of Kra- “I’m on the drug policy who’ve failed tests for Kra-
sippi counties to criminal- tom a misdemeanor, the committee and I remember tom. It’s a serious prob-
ize the substance. Mississippi Legislature Chuck’s bill coming up last lem.”
Kratom is a tropical tree can add Kratom to its list year,” Doty said. “My feel-
native to Southeast Asia, of Schedule 1 narcotics, ing is there wasn’t enough
with leaves containing which would make its sale information for me to be
two addictive compounds a felony. comfortable supporting it.
— mitragynine and 7-hy- A House bill (HB 1168 I do know a lot of constit-
droxymitragynine — that filed by Rep. Jeff Smith uents said that (Kratom)
interact with opioid recep- of Lowndes County) has was really providing some
tors in the brain, according been filed to make Kratom pain relief for them. Again,
to the National Institute on a Schedule 1 drug in this I think we need more infor-
Drug Abuse. year’s session, something mation.”
There is no minimum Sen. Chuck Younger (R- Another avenue is to
age to purchase Kratom. Columbus) tried unsuc- add Kratom to the list of
It is sold in convenience cessfully to get passed in Schedule 1 drugs that are
stores as a .25-ounce bot- the Senate last year. added during committee
tled liquid, similar to an Younger had never meetings.
energy shot, or as an e-cig- heard of Kratom until last “We haven’t met as a
arette cartridge. There year, when Monica Flow- committee yet, but every
are also capsuled and ers, director of Last House year there are new drugs
powdered versions of the on the Block for Women, that come up,” Doty said.
substance available online
approached him about the “It’s possible that Kratom
from major retailers such
substance. could be added to the list of
“She said a lot of the scheduled drugs.”
Jourdan and Lt. Eddie
women there were really Flowers told The Dis-
Hawkins with the Missis-
having trouble with this patch Kratom has been
sippi Bureau of Narcotics,
stuff,” said Younger. “So I around for “four or five
who also spoke at the meet-
ing, fear that the accessi- proposed the bill.” years” and several of her
bility of the substance will Younger’s bill died in residents have grown de-
raise addiction rates. the Senate’s Drug Policy pendent on the drug.
“We’ve already heard committee. “A lot of these women
about student athletes in
high schools using (Kra-
tom) to improve athletic
performance,” said Haw-
kins. “And it’s hard to tell
them that it’s a dangerous
substance because why
would you stop taking it
when it makes you feel
good and perform well?”
Hawkins fears a lack of
available information about
Kratom will discourage
legislation against the sub-
stance. Aside from statis-
tics collected by the Food
and Drug Administration
in 2017, little to no data
exists on the distribution,
purchase and usage of Kra-
tom at the national, state or
county level.
“We do know there are
something like 44 deaths
the FDA has linked par-
tially to Kratom,” Hawkins
said. “But that’s it. There
isn’t even enough data and
research about the effects,
or about overdose treat-
Supervisors voted to
hold a public hearing on
the ordinance next month
during a regularly sched-
uled supervisor’s meeting.
Board president Harry
Sanders told The Dispatch
he expects the ordinance
will pass.
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Our View

Drawing the line between pain management and addiction

Until Monday’ s meeting, it the substance available online. pain management or a su- stances have the same poten- der a doctor’s supervision. Rest
was obvious that the Lowndes Monday, supervisors heard per-strength energy drink. For tial for abuse. assured, those who argue most
County Board of Supervisors from a parade of speakers — others, it’s viewed as a legal Also in this session, legisla- strenuously for banning power-
had never heard of Kratom, including a woman who said substitute for heroin and other tors are considering a bill that ful forms of pain-relief are not
although those in the addic- her life was ruined by her forms of opiates. A legal high, would legalize medical mari- subject to the chronic pain that
tion recovery field have been husband’s abuse of Kratom, is the way Younger describes juana, a measure 33 states and many people legitimately need,
dealing with the effects of the law enforcement official and it. the District of Columbia have potential for dependence/ad-
product for years. medical professionals — all In either case, those who already approved. diction aside.
Kratom comes from a trop- urging the supervisors to pass spoke before the supervisors Although there is some We can also agree that ad-
ical tree native to Southeast an ordinance making the sale Monday say it has the potential evidence that marijuana can be diction is a scourge on our soci-
Asia, whose leaves contain of Kratom a misdemeanor – for addiction. addictive in some cases, most ety and all practical measures
two addictive compounds that the maximum punishment a Kratom is part of a larger people who use marijuana do should be taken to prevent it.
interact with opioid receptors municipality can prescribe. debate that pits the legitimate not develop the sort of depen- Almost 100 years ago, Brit-
in the brain, according to the A bill to make the sale of need to relieve pain against the dence generally associated ish essayist G.K. Chesterton
National Institute on Drug Kratom a felony authored by potential of abuse and addic- with drugs such as heroin observed that “art, like moral-
Abuse. Chuck Younger last year, died tion. and other opiates. Withdrawal ity, consists of drawing a line
There is no minimum age to in committee, which probably By their nature, substances symptoms are generally mild somewhere.”
purchase Kratom. It is sold in underscores the difficulty in powerful enough to effectively among those who stop using What our elected officials
convenience stores as a ¼ oz. determining where legitimate treat chronic pain are likely to marijuana. are now grappling with is draw-
bottled liquid, similar to an en- pain relief ends and recreation- create dependence, which is What we all should be able ing the line between pain-man-
ergy shot, or as an e-cigarette al use begins. only a step away from addic- to agree on is that, first, people agement and addiction.
cartridge. There are also cap- For some, Kratom is seen tion. suffering chronic pain should It matters very much where
suled and powdered versions of as a legitimate means of But not all pain-relief sub- have access to pain-relief un- that line is drawn.

Letter to the editor

Voice of the people
Comments on Triplett letter
I read Mr. Triplett’s response to
my letter, and it seems he is threat-
ened by a Muslim, trans-gender, or
atheist running for office and hold-
ing office. Isn’t this America where
everyone is allowed to participate
in the process? I myself welcome
diversity in our elected officials as
this allows for differing views and
perspectives. He is afraid these peo-
ple from diverse backgrounds will
further their agendas. How funny
this is since daily I am pelted with
right wing politicians furthering
their own agendas with ridiculous
laws meant to disenfranchise the
minorities and anyone who doesn’t
agree with their views. I’m not
pleased with this, but I realize that
unfortunately personalities become
more important than principles
and adherence to the constitution
for some people. We are not all
bigoted and close minded in this
country nor in this city nor in this
state. Please broaden your horizons!
Travel around and speak to people
and observe their lifestyles. Mr.
Triplett is threatened by CHANGE.
Education system usurped by Com-
munists? Please! The education State of the nation
system encourages free thought
and of course that also threatens
the close-minded. It saddens me to
think there are people out there like
Sacrificing Northam will not be enough
Mr. Triplett. Fear mongering by the “Once that picture with Other Democrats are In recent years, there has been a
religious right has them scared to the blackface and the Klans- saying that even if Northam running debate about what kind of
death of diversity. How sad. man came out, there is no is not in the “racist” photo, country America is.
Jerry M Fortenberry way you can continue to be he admitted to putting shoe Is she a blood and soil nation, a
Columbus the governor of the com- polish on his face, to imitate separate people, with their own unique
monwealth of Virginia.” Michael Jackson and his history, heroes, holidays, language,
So decreed Terry McAu- moonwalk, for a 1984 dance literature, myths and music? Or is
liffe, insisting on the death contest. America a propositional nation, united
Today in history penalty with no reprieve for To some Democrats, solely by its values, whose mission it is
his friend and successor third-trimester abortions to transmit these values to mankind?
Today is Tuesday, Feb. 5, the 36th Gov. Ralph Northam. are a step forward for wom- The question raised this weekend,
day of 2019. There are 329 days left in Et tu, Brute? en’s rights. Gov. Andrew however, is even more divisive.
the year. Yet Northam had all but Patrick Buchanan Cuomo was cheered in Is America a good country, or has
sworn Saturday he had no Albany for enacting a law she, like Virginia, such a past of sins
Today’s Highlight in History: knowledge of the 1984 year- to guarantee late-term and crimes as to make her eternally
On Feb. 5, 1937, President Frank- book photo and that he was not either abortions should Roe v. Wade be over- ashamed and for which she should
lin D. Roosevelt proposed increasing man in the photo. turned. make eternal amends? Does America
the number of U.S. Supreme Court McAuliffe, who is considering a run By week’s end, Virginia Democrats owe the world?
justices; the proposal, which failed for president, joined Kamala Harris, were bewailing the “horrible” history Should Western civilization be
in Congress, drew accusations that Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, of their state, where, in 1619, the first held responsible for what it has done
Roosevelt was attempting to “pack” Cory Booker, Julian Castro and Joe slave ship arrived at Point Comfort through the centuries to persons of col-
the nation’s highest court. Biden in the pile-on. All had washed with men and women from Africa who or the world over? Should we conduct a
their hands of Northam. would work the plantations until the purging of monuments to all of Amer-
That a moderate Democratic gover- Civil War ended, 250 years later. ica’s “white racists,” as antifa and its
On this date: nor is near friendless in a fight for his One cannot rewrite history. allies are determined to do in Virginia?
In 1917, Mexico’s present constitu- life reveals much about the Democratic Four of America’s first six pres- The Democratic Party may believe
tion was adopted by the Constitution- Party. idents — Washington, Jefferson, that by throwing Northam to the
al Convention in Santiago de Quere- Earlier last week, Northam was at Madison, Monroe — were Virginians. wolves it will satisfy these forces. It
taro. The U.S. Congress passed, over the center of another blazing controver- All were slave owners. Richmond, the won’t.
President Woodrow Wilson’s veto, an sy. He had backed legislation to permit capital of Virginia, was the capital of We are at the beginning of a Kul-
act severely curtailing Asian immi- abortions up to birth. the Confederacy. The commander in turkampf to purge America of all
gration. And then he volunteered that, if a chief of the Confederate armies was a monuments and tributes to the white
In 1918, during World War I, the child were born after a botched abor- Virginian, Robert E. Lee. males who created, built and ruled
Cunard liner SS Tuscania, which was tion, the “infant would be resuscitated Northam attended Virginia Mili- the country, and once believed that
transporting about 2,000 American if that’s what the mother and the family tary Institute, where Thomas Jona- they, their nation, their faith, and their
troops to Europe, was torpedoed by a desired, and then a discussion would than (“Stonewall”) Jackson had been civilization were superior to all others.
German U-boat in the Irish Sea with ensue between the physicians and the Instructor of Artillery. The VMI cadet And, without apology, they so acted in
the loss of more than 200 people. mother.” corps fought proudly in the Battle of the world.
In 1958, Gamal Abdel Nasser Northam seemed to be not only New Market. Those two guys drinking beer in
was formally nominated to become endorsing third-trimester abortion, The most memorialized of Virginia’s blackface and Klan robes and a hood
the first president of the new United but infanticide, “mercy killing,” the heroes, in its monuments and statues, thought they were being funny, but to
Arab Republic (a union of Egypt and murder of a living but wounded baby are colonists, Revolutionary War and the unamused members of a radical-
Syria which lasted until 1961). after birth. A public outcry forced the Confederate soldiers and statesmen, ized Democratic Party, there is nothing
In 1971, Apollo 14 astronauts Alan legislature to back off the bill. and 19th- and 20th-century senators funny about them.
Shepard and Edgar Mitchell stepped Then the photo from the yearbook and governors. Almost all supported And, after Northam, these intolerant
onto the surface of the moon in the of Eastern Virginia Medical School slavery or segregation. people will demand that the Democrat-
first of two lunar excursions. surfaced. Yet, in term of moral gravity, When the Warren Court outlawed ic Party nominate a candidate who will
In 1983, former Nazi Gestapo which is worse? segregation in 1954, Virginia and the echo their convictions about America’s
official Klaus Barbie, expelled from Public advocacy of late-term abor- South replied with the Dixie Manifesto, past.
Bolivia, was brought to Lyon (lee- tions with an option to execute babies declaring open defiance and “mas- Patrick J. Buchanan, a nationally
OHN’), France, to stand trial. (He who survive, or a stupid and insensitive sive resistance” to the court order to syndicated columnist, was a senior advi-
was convicted and sentenced to life 35-year-old photo of two beer-drinking integrate. sor to presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald
in prison — he died in 1991.) guys, one dressed up in Klan costume, Not until Nixon’s presidency was the Ford and Ronald Reagan. His website is
— The Associated Press the other in blackface. order carried out.
The Dispatch • TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2019 5A

US officials fear IS fighters are lying low, not defeated

Military officials warn the fighters A Defense Department
watchdog report released
to the resignations of
Defense Secretary Jim
pullout could also fuel
criticism that Trump is
than 10 square kilome-
ters of turf in Syria — an
could regroup within six months to a Monday warned of just
such a possibility.
Mattis and the top envoy
to the anti-IS coalition,
telegraphing his military
plans — the same thing
area smaller than New
York’s Central Park. In
year after the Americans leave Syria The Islamic State
group “remains a potent
Brett McGurk.
The withdrawal will
he accused President late November and De-
Barack Obama of doing cember that figure had
By MAT THEW LEE biding their time until the force of battle-hardened fulfill Trump’s goal of in Afghanistan. been estimated at be-
AP Diplomatic Writer Americans leave the bat- and well-disciplined bringing troops home U.S. officials in recent tween 400 and 600 square
tlefield as planned. fighters that ‘could likely from Syria, but military weeks say IS has lost 99.5 kilometers, according to
WASHINGTON — IS militants have lost resurge in Syria’ absent leaders have pushed back percent of its territory officials briefed on the
President Donald Trump territory since Trump’s continued counterterror- for months, arguing that and is holding on to fewer matter.
is expected to declare surprise announcement ism pressure,” the report IS remains a threat and
near-total triumph over in December that he from the inspector gener- could regroup. U.S. policy
the Islamic State group
It’s no secret people don’t want to think
was pulling U.S. forces al said. has been to keep troops
in Syria in his State of about preplanning their funeral.
out, but military offi- Trump’s decision to in place until the extrem-
the Union address, but cials warn the fighters leave Syria, which he ini- ists are eradicated. So isn’t it better to be prepared?
U.S. defense officials are could regroup within six tially said would be rapid Fears that IS fighters We are your funeral preplanning
increasingly fearful that months to a year after the but later slowed down, are making strategic ma- specialist. Preplanning doesn’t
the militants are simply Americans leave. shocked U.S. allies led neuvers ahead of a U.S. have to be a painful experience.
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US government prepares to start

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building portion of Texas border wall Doyle Fulton

Doyle Halford Fulton was
Congress last March approved more often described as fenc-
ing, and the government
show construction would
cut through the butter- born near Lena, Mississippi, on
than $600 million for 33 miles of new funding bill that included
construction was support-
fly center, a nearby state April 17, 1929, to Edna and Hal
Halford. She died on Sunday,
park, and a century-old
barriers in the Rio Grande Valley ed by some Democrats
in the House and Sen-
Catholic chapel next to January 27, 2019, at a skilled
nursing facility in Austin,
the river.
By NOMA AN MERCHANT ter shows an excavator ate. CBP refers to what it Many landowners op- Texas.
The Associated Press parked next to its proper- plans to build as a “border Visitation will be February
pose a border wall and
ty. wall system.” have vowed to fight the 6, at 11 a.m. at Wilcox Funeral
HOUSTON — The According to designs
Congress last March U.S. government if it tries Home with a memorial service
U.S. government is pre- it released in September,
approved more than $600 to seize their property following at 2 p.m.
paring to begin construc- CBP intends to build 25
million for 33 miles of new through eminent domain. She was preceded in death by her parents; her
tion of more border walls miles of concrete walls to
barriers in the Rio Grande Court fights over con- brother, Hal; her sister, Exa Halford Sartin; her
and fencing in South the height of the existing
Texas’ Rio Grande Valley, Valley. While President demning land could take husband, Carl H. Fulton; and her son, Carl H.
flood-control levee in Hi- Fulton, Jr.
likely on federally owned Donald Trump and top weeks if not months.
dalgo County next to the
land set aside as wildlife Democrats remain in a CBP said in its state- Survivors include her son, Hal Edwin Fulton,
Rio Grande, the river that
refuge property. standoff over Trump’s ment that it intends to of Austin, Texas, as well as two granddaughters,
forms the U.S.-Mexico
Heavy construction demand for $5.7 billion in border in Texas. On top of start construction on Tara Fulton Butzlaff of Hattiesburg, Mississippi
equipment was expected border wall funding, U.S. the concrete walls, CBP federally owned land. and Rebecca Fulton Williamson of Carthage,
to arrive starting Monday, Customs and Border Pro- will install 18-foot steel Environmental advocates Mississippi; and one great-granddaughter,
U.S. Customs and Border tection has pushed ahead posts and clear a 150- expect the government to Alyssa Williamson of Carthage, Mississippi.
Protection said. A photo with building what’s al- foot enforcement zone in use land that’s part of the As a young child, Doyle remembered sitting
posted by the nonprofit ready funded. front. Lower Rio Grande Valley on the knee of a Mississippi senator during his
National Butterfly Cen- That construction was Maps released by CBP National Wildlife Refuge. visits with her father. She also sang on the radio
(station WJDX) and played violin at local events.
She attended Mississippi College and majored
in English. During her freshman year writing
a term paper on William Faulkner, she had the
idea to call him from a pay phone. Much to her
Area obituaries surprise, Faulkner’s wife answered and handed
the phone to her husband, who graciously
COMMERCIAL DISPATCH incomplete and will be his daughters, Tammy gave her a phone interview. More than twenty
OBITUARY POLICY announced by Cockrell Metcalfe of Vernon,
Obituaries with basic informa- years later, this earned her a few paragraphs in
tion including visitation and
Funeral Home. Shelia Nalls of Sulli- Blotner’s definitive biography of Faulkner.
service times, are provided gent, Jackie Holliness One night, she was sitting with a group at a
free of charge. Extended Diane Spann of Columbus and basketball game. One of the boys said,“Well, I
obituaries with a photograph, NOXUBEE — Diane Debra Kelly of Georgia; think I’ll go to a movie,” and in response she said,
detailed biographical informa- Spann, 62, died Feb. 3, brother, Melvin Carr of “Ask me to go, and I’ll go with you.” He shrugged
tion and other details families
2019. Louisville, Kentucky; and said, “You can go if you want to.” They never
may wish to include, are avail-
Arrangements are four grandchildren; and suspected, at the time, that they would end up
able for a fee. Obituaries must
be submitted through funeral incomplete and will be three great-grandchil- celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary.
homes unless the deceased’s announced by Carter’s dren. Doyle was a devoted wife, proud of her
body has been donated to Funeral Services of Frances McDaniel husband Carl, who was a pilot in World War II
science. If the deceased’s
body was donated to science,
Macon. Frances McDaniel Incomplete
Memorial Gunter Peel
and the Korean War. He also flew as part of a “sky
the family must provide official
COLUMBUS — Funeral Home
parade” at Harry Truman’s inauguration. His
proof of death. Please submit Bell Carr Jr. Frances Gerhart 2nd Ave. North Location Air Force career took them to Albany, Georgia,
all obituaries on the form pro- FAYET TE, Ala. — McDaniel, 82, died Feb. where Doyle had one of her favorite jobs ever:
vided by The Commercial Dis- Bell Carr Jr., 88, died 5, 2019, at Baptist Me- writing ad copy at radio station WGPC.
patch. Free notices must be Jan. 31, 2019, at Diversi- morial Hospital-Golden Also, working at the station was an office
submitted to the newspaper care Nursing Home in Triangle. boy, who later took a stage name and became
no later than 3 p.m. the day
Winfield, Alabama. Arrangements are country singer, Ray Stevens. They renewed their
prior for publication Tuesday
through Friday; no later than 4 Graveside services incomplete and will be friendship in the 1970s and remained friends
p.m. Saturday for the Sunday are at noon Tuesday at announced by Memori- for many years. It was also at the radio station
edition; and no later than 7:30 Zion Chapel Cemetery al Gunter Peel Funeral that she wrote the slogan “You can be sure if
a.m. for the Monday edition. near Fayette with David Home and Crematory, it’s Westinghouse” for the popular appliance
Incomplete notices must be re- Lee Nalls officiating. Second Avenue North manufacturer. A company representative heard
ceived no later than 7:30 a.m.
Otts Funeral Home is location. it on the radio and bought the rights for $100.
for the Monday through Friday
in charge of arrange- She framed the letter and the slogan was used

William Clardy, Jr.

editions. Paid notices must be
finalized by 3 p.m. for inclusion ments. nationally for more than 25 years.
the next day Monday through Mr. Carr was born Always loving to learn, Doyle returned to
Thursday; and on Friday by 3 Nov. 8, 1930, in Fayette, school in the 1960s and earned her master’s
p.m. for Sunday and Monday to the late Bell Carr Sr. William Vaughn Clardy, Jr., degree in library science from Mississippi State
publication. For more informa- and Roverta Cannon. 77, of Cabot, passed away on University. She taught English or served as
tion, call 662-328-2471. librarian in many towns including Thomastown,
He attended school January 31, 2019.
in Fayette and was an He was born on April 4, 1941, Good Hope, Carthage, Forest, Kosciusko,
Mavis Koehn Alabama Army Nation- in West Point, Mississippi, to Madden, and Columbus. She told her students,
MACON — Mavis J. al Guard veteran. He the late William V. and Eva “A term paper should be like a girl’s skirt: short
Koehn, 72, died Feb. 3, was formerly employed Mae Mosley-Clardy, Sr. He was enough to be interesting, but long enough to
2019, at Windsor Place with Arvin Industries in a dedicated employee for over cover the subject.”
in Columbus. Fayette. 45 years with Larry Vassar Doyle had an uncanny knack for being
Arrangements are He is survived by Leasing. He was a wonderful in the right place at the right time. When a
husband, dad, Pepaw, brother and friend to congressman was speaking at her school, the
everyone he knew. principal asked her to accompany him to lunch.
He was preceded in death by his sisters, Mary As a result, she and G. V. “Sonny” Montgomery
Frances Clardy, Onzelle Clardy-Levrette and became close friends and remained so until his
Alice Clardy-Stahl; a son, Ty Harris; and his death more than forty years later. Doyle never
Fate of Mexican drug lord El father-in-law, Willard Dobrinski. met a stranger and while taking her students to
He leaves behind his beloved wife, Yvonne a play in Jackson, she recognized Eudora Welty
Chapo now rests with US jury Clardy; his children, Coby Carson (Chris), and stopped to speak to her and introduce her
The Associated Press were to resume delibera- Michael Earnhart (Maggie), Becky Merriman students to her.
tions Tuesday morning. (Rick) and Johnny Bruce; eight grandchildren; Her friends included two governors’ wives,
NEW YORK — After The jury has heard his siblings, Paul Clardy (Kay), Tom Clardy authors Jesse Stuart and Barry Hannah,
nearly three months of months of testimony about (Beth) and Ivy Dean Gilreath (Robert); as well as children’s author Lena de Grummond and many
testimony about a vast Guzman’s rise to power as numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews others from all walks of life.
drug-smuggling conspir- and cousins. Doyle loved dogs, flea markets and collecting
the head of the Sinaloa car-
acy steeped in violence, a If love could keep you here, you would be here clocks. She and her husband logged many miles
tel. Prosecutors say he is
jury began deliberations forever! on their ’69 Harley with her in the sidecar. God,
Monday at the U.S. trial responsible for smuggling
at least 200 tons of cocaine Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February family, books and music were important to her
of the infamous Mexican 5, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. at A Natural State Funeral and she couldn’t go more than an hour without
drug lord Joaquin “El Cha- into the United States and
for a wave of killings in turf Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, listening to the news. She never hesitated
po” Guzman.
wars with other cartels. Arkansas with funeral services to begin at 11:00 to express her opinion by writing a letter or
The day ended without
Guzman, 61, is notori- A.M. Interment will be at Monk Cemetery, Ward, a sarcastic poem to local newspapers, and
jurors reaching a verdict
for Guzman, who faces life ous for escaping from pris- Arkansas following the funeral services. occasionally, they were brave enough to print
in prison if convicted. They on twice in Mexico. A special Thanks to Kindred Hospice of them.
Conway. Thank you, Christina, Cynthia, Brandy Doyle specifically requested that in lieu of
and Barb, for the support and care for the last flowers, friends should do something nice for
eight and half months. someone else.
William’s online guestbook is available at She made life interesting and fun for those around her, and she will be sorely missed.
Paid Obituary - A Natural State Funeral Service Paid Obituary - Wilcox Funeral Home
6A TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2019 The Dispatch •

Health tip
■ Whole eggs are so nutritious that they’re
often referred to as “nature’s multivitamin.” It
is a myth that eggs are bad for you because of the
cholesterol. Studies show that they have no effect
on blood cholesterol in the majority of people.

Health tips from Dr. Oz and Dr. Roizen

Dog flu and you able to the virus, ily — one kind for
and somewhere people and one for
In Wes Anderson’s animated
under 10 percent of dogs that spend a
film “Isle of Dogs,” an outbreak of
infected dogs die of lot of time around
canine influenza rips through the
flu-related compli- other animals
fictional Japanese city of Mega-
cations. in boarding or
saki. The town’s mayor, fearing Canine influen- day-care facilities,
the virus will spread to humans, za is transmitted parks or dog runs.
banishes all dogs to Trash Island, through droplets The vaccine is ad-
aka Isle of Dogs. The ultra-smart that become ministered in two
exiled pups, missing the great airborne when doses, three weeks
meals their owners once provided, a dog breathes, apart, and like its
eventually find a way to help upend barks or sneezes Drs. Oz and Roizen human counter-
the government conspiracies that (cats can catch part, getting it
forced them out of town. it from them). early (September
This dystopian film is, of Symptoms include cough, runny or October) makes sense, but it’s
course, a work of fiction. In real nose, fever, lethargy, eye discharge never too late to help!
life, there’s never been a docu- and reduced appetite. Your vet’s Mehmet Oz, M.D. is host of “The
mented case of animal-to-human treatment will include support Dr. Oz Show,” and Mike Roizen,
transmission of a dog flu virus. care to keep your dog hydrated M.D. is Chief Wellness Officer and
(They’re named subtype H3N8 and and prevent a secondary bacterial Chair of Wellness Institute at Cleve-
subtype H3N2; each name identi- infection. land Clinic. To live your healthiest,
fies its antigen.) But it’s important So make the flu shot an annual tune into “The Dr. Oz Show” or visit
to know that your pooch is vulner- healthy habit for your entire fam-

Grant funding
Continued from Page 1A
“The county has peo- site until the new perma- launched the “36 Rea- there are plans to have
ple that lobby for it, so nent facility is built. sons” fundraising cam- an outdoor multipurpose
once you get that applica- Colom told The Dis- paign in November 2017, field in West Point and
tion done, make sure you patch there are prelimi- which seeks to raise $1 an indoor swimming pool
come back to the board nary designs in place for million to $1.5 million for in Starkville that fill the
and we can get it to the both clubs. However, she the new clubs in Starkville same regional use goals.
correct people who lobby said BGC Golden Trian- and West Point. Colom She added that the
for the county,” she said. gle hasn’t yet finalized the said the campaign has, so club’s impact could go be-
“A lot of times that goes a design or costs for either far, raised about $50,000 yond just club members.
lot further than just here and hopes that step will for the Starkville club and “What we’re proposing
at the local level when be finished in the coming $35,000 for the West Point is not just a home for the
you’ve got somebody and weeks. club. Boys and Girls Club, but a
they actually can go into “We haven’t gotten Colom added that facility that the communi-
these offices and ask peo- fine-turned down to BGC Golden Triangle’s ty can fully embrace and
ple that have one-on-one cost-estimated project plan is to share resourc- take pride in, that can be
relationships with them if yet,” she said. “I would es between facilities in put in an area where ev-
this can happen.” say we’ll have that later Columbus, Starkville and eryone can have access
this month. We’re going West Point for the entire to it,” Colom said. “There
Facility plans to have to because that region. For example, she are services there that
BGC Golden Triangle application for the com- said Columbus has a bas- provide support to the en-
is planning to build its new munity block grant will ketball gym that’s suit- tire community.”
facility in Westside Park require it.” able for all of the Golden
on North Long Street. Co- BGC Golden Triangle Triangle clubs to use, and
lom said the new facility is
being designed with ideas
Mississippi State Univer-
sity architecture students
crafted during a design
charette in the fall.
The organization also
is looking to build a new
club in West Point, and
Colom said she’s waiting
to hear back from the U.S.
Department of Agricul-
ture’s Rural Development
program with regards to
the feasibility of seeking
grant funding for the proj-
West Point hasn’t had
a club since 2001. Colom
said BGC Golden Trian-
gle is looking to build its
new West Point Facility
on Fifth Street near the
civic center. Students cur-
rently attend the club’s
after school programs at
Fifth Street School about
a block away, a temporary

Pact extended
for Mississippi
firm to service
military jets
The Associated Press


Air Force has renewed a
contract with a Mississip-
pi aerospace company to
supply parts and maintain
training jets.
Vertex Aerospace said
Monday that the $97.5 mil-
lion contract covers more
than 170 twin-engine T-1A
Jayhawk planes used in ad-
vanced flight training by
the military.
Vertex says it has man-
aged parts and mainte-
nance services for the
training jets since 1992.
Vertex says it services the
jets at military bases in
Mississippi, Oklahoma,
Texas and Florida.
Based in Madison, Ver-
tex overhauls and distrib-
utes parts for military air-
craft and ground vehicles.
Adam Minichino



gears after
long run in Bulldogs
t’s time.
Sitting in front of
the television watch-
ing a baseball game, it
never occurred to me that
sports would take such a
to pack
prominent role in my life.
There were dreams, of
course, of playing in the
major leagues or being
punch on
on TV with the best in
the world, but they never
Instead, a life quickly
on the
as part STARKVILLE — In
spectator softball circles, most
and story- teams begin their seasons
teller. Re- with their pitchers project-
member ed to be ahead of their of
Adam the first Jim Lytle, Mark Zerof/Special to The Dispatch, USA TODAY Sports hitters.
Minichino time you LEFT: Mississippi State senior center Teaira McCowan blocks a shot in the team’s Maroon and The Mississippi State
realized White Scrimmage, while (RIGHT) MSU forward Reggie Perry (1) shoots the ball against Kentucky softball team will buck
a “job” forward Reid Travis (22) in the first half at Rupp Arena. that trend this season.

MSU’s McCowan, Perry honored

didn’t feel like work and Buoyed by the return of
something clicked? That a talented group of offen-
was my immediate feeling sive players, MSU figures
when I started working to be able to score plenty
at The Daily Campus, the of runs while newcomers
student newspaper of the Senior makes late season watch list for Wooden Award; Freshman earns SEC award take over in the circle.
University of Connecticut. The ability to score
More than 30 years From Special Reports 58 blocked shots and fifth in field goal percent- runs is a big reason why
later, it’s time to tell a new age (66.1 percent). coach Vann Stuedeman is
story. Wednesday will be Mississippi State senior center Teaira McCowan already has broken the MSU excited about her team’s
my last day as sports ed- McCowan and MSU freshman Reggie Perry were season opener against
career records for rebounds (1,316) and dou-
itor of The Dispatch. The honored Monday for their accomplishments. Middle Tennessee State at
ble-doubles (57) this season en route to four
finale comes on National McCowan was one of 20 women’s basketball 3 p.m. in the Bulldog Kick-
players named to the late season watch list for weekly SEC honors. The Brenham, Texas, na-
Signing Day, an annual off Classic at Nusz Park.
the John Wooden Award. McCowan leads No. tive has recorded 18 double-doubles.
event that is synonymous MSU will play five games
6 MSU (21-1, 9-0 Southeastern Conference) in Among active players, McCowan is second
with new opportunities in the event this weekend.
for so many across the scoring (16.9 points per game) and rebounding in the country in career rebounds, fourth in “On paper, this team has
country. For me, the day (13.7 per game). She is sixth in the nation with See HONORS, 4B a chance to be really good of-
signals a last chance to fensively,” Stuedeman said.
tell a few more stories of “We have speed and we have
deserving student-ath- good contact hitters up and
letes in our area. It also
opens a new door to a job
as a communications spe-
The W splits doubleheader vs. Oakwood down the lineup. This team
should be able to score some
runs. That’s a relief because
cialist at the Mississippi From Special Reports eight rebounds, while Autumn by Oakwood into a 26-14 edge we will be largely unproven
University of Women. Taylor, former West Point High in points off turnovers. in the circle.
It’s hard to describe The Mississippi University standout Qiayon Bailey, and The Ambassadors used a “It will be good to be
the emotions when you’re for Women basketball teams Duke had 12, 11, and 10 points, 15-4 run late in the first half to the kind of team that ‘if we
letting go of something split a doubleheader against respectively. take a 41-30 halftime lead. The give up a run, that’s fine,
you’ve done for all of your Oakwood University on Mon- The W used a 17-3 run to we will get our own.’ ”
lead grew to 15 points, 54-39,
professional life. It’s kind day night at Pohl Gymnasium. close the first quarter to take a See SOFTBALL, 5B
before the Owls rallied. A tip-
of like a mix of excite- In the opener, Starlandria 21-7 lead after 10 minutes. The in and a 3-pointer by Harris cut
ment, apprehension, and Walton had 15 points to help Owls led 44-21 at halftime.
longing wrapped up into send senior Tenazhia Hinkson In the men’s game, Harris,
the deficit to 10. The W scored Game 1
out with an 83-42 victory in her nine-straight points to trim the n bulldog kickoff
one. The longing comes a junior, was 9-for-19 from the
final home game. margin to 76-72 with four min- classic: Middle Tennessee
from a time in younger field. He added three steals, State, 3 p.m. Friday, at Nusz
days when there weren’t In the men’s game, former utes remaining.
five rebounds, and one blocked Park, Starkville.
as many responsibilities Starkville High School and shot. Prior to the game, The W
and you could throw East Mississippi Community Tavonta Jones had 16 points, honored seniors DJ Clark and
yourself into your work College standout Keith Harris four rebounds, and four steals, Skinner in their final home Inside
and not have any other had 23 points, but The W men and former Starkville High games. n more college sports:
concerns. lost to Oakwood 83-77. The W will face off against Mississippi State
standout Josh Skinner had 15
Oakwood in a doubleheader announced the schedule for
There were very few In the women’s game, Wal- points, three assists, one block, Super Bulldog Weekend as
times I envisioned doing ton was 7-for-10 from the field to and one steal for The W (6-16). Saturday in Huntsville, Ala- well as its preseason
anything else. Growing lead a balanced scoring attack Tre Pinkston added 10 points bama. The women’s game will activities for the MSU
up — even into my college for the Owls (15-6). Keyahna for the Owls. start at 7 p.m., followed by the baseball team’s Fan Day
See MINICHINO, 4B Jones and Katlyn Duke had The W turned 22 turnovers men’s game at 9 p.m. and Cowbell Yell. Page 4B


Healthy Griffin contributing in
multiple ways for Heritage Academy
By Adam Minichino and the Heritage Academy boys basket- ball team have work to tend to in their
“third season.”
Name your poison, Moak Griffin will Griffin helped Heritage Academy
deliver it.
make a final push to end the regular sea-
The Heritage Academy senior can
son on a strong note by averaging 13.5
outscore you if he needs to, either from
points, four rebounds, and four assists in
the perimeter or with strong moves to
victories against Winston Academy and
the basket. The multi-sport standout is
equally capable of controlling a game Hartfield Academy last week.
with his rebounding or with his play- For his accomplishments, Griffin is
making ability. The Dispatch’s Prep Player of the Week.
Griffin’s versatility stems from the “He is an outstanding basketball play-
fact that he has been playing multiple er,” Heritage Academy boys basketball
sports — football, basketball, golf, and coach Russ Whiteside said. “Unfortu-
more — since he was little. It’s not sur- nately, this late in his senior season is
prising that some of his coaches have the first time we’re actually getting to
Jim Lytle/Special to The Dispatch encouraged him to be a member of the see it because of all of the injuries he has
Heritage Academy senior Moak Griffin reaches for a rebound in a game against school’s track and field team. had to overcome.”
Starkville Academy earlier this season. Griffin played a key role in victories against That possibility will have to wait at Griffin’s injuries — back and anterior
Winston Academy and Hartfield Academy last week. least a few more weeks because Griffin See GRIFFIN, 4B
2B TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2019 The Dispatch •

briefly CALENDAR Baseball Golf

Guido Pella (8), Argentina, def. Paolo Lorenzi,
Italy, 6-1, 6-3.
Malek Jaziri (6), Tunisia, def. Carlos Berlocq,
Free Agent Signings World Ranking Argentina, 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (4).

Mississippi State Prep Basketball

NEW YORK — The 72 free agents who have
signed, with name, position, former club if 1. Justin Rose
2. Brooks Koepka
Through Feb. 3
First Round
Pablo Carreno Busta and Gerard Granollers,
different, and contract. The contract information
Track and field team has 800-meter runners ranked Today’s Games was obtained by The Associated Press from 3. Dustin Johnson
4. Justin Thomas
Spain, def. David Marrero and Jaume Munar,
Spain, 7-6 (4), 6-7 (5), 10-8.
STARKVILLE — Three top-30 runners in the 800 meters lead Noxubee County at Columbus player and management sources. For players
5. Bryson DeChambeau USA 7.80 Nicholas Monroe, United States, and Miguel
with minor league contracts, letter agreements Angel Reyes-Varela, Mexico, def. Pablo
the Mississippi State men’s track and field team to a No. 3 national Louisville at New Hope for major league contracts are in parentheses: 6. Jon Rahm ESP 6.40
Cuevas, Uruguay, and Diego Schwartzman,
7. Xander Schauffele USA 6.36
ranking in the event in the second edition of the USTFCCCA’s Vardaman at West Lowndes AMERICAN LEAGUE
8. Rickie Fowler USA 6.20
Argentina, 7-6 (4), 6-4.
BOSTON (2) — Re-signed Steve Pearce, 1b-of,
#EventSquad Rankings. Belmont at Aberdeen to a $6.25 million, one-year contract; re-signed
9. Rory McIlroy
10. Francesco Molinari
ATP Tour
The rankings determine the top school in each event based Hamilton at Noxapater Nathan Eovaldi, rhp, to a $68 million, four-year 11. Tony Finau USA 5.28 Open Sud de France
on their four best athletes in that event. MSU’s four runners in the contract. 12. Jason Day AUS 5.26 Monday
Nanih Waiya at Columbus Christian CHICAGO (2) — Signed Kelvin Herrera, 13. Tiger Woods USA 5.11 At Arena Montpellier
800 average a time of 1 minute, 49.8 seconds. Sophomore Marco Mississippi Association of Independent Schools rhp, Washington, to an $18 million, two-year 14. Tommy Fleetwood ENG 5.01 Montpellier, France
Arop leads the pack with a mark of 1:47.63 that helped win the event contract; signed Jon Jay, of, Arizona, to a $4 15. Patrick Reed USA 4.84 Purse: $600,500 (ATP250)
(MAIS) Class AAA, District 2 tournament million, one-year contract. 16. Bubba Watson USA 4.55 Surface: Hard-Indoor
at the Razorback Invitational on Jan. 26. His time is third in the 17. Marc Leishman AUS 4.44 Singles
Southeastern Conference and seventh in the nation.
At Leake Academy CLEVELAND (1) — Re-signed Oliver Perez, to
a $2.5 million, one-year contract. 18. Patrick Cantlay USA 4.33 First Round
Dejon Devroe is tied for 21st in the nation (No. 5 in the SEC), No. 4 Heritage Academy girls vs. No. 5 Canton DETROIT (4) — Signed Matt Moore, lhp, 19. Webb Simpson USA 4.23 Marcel Granollers, Spain, def. Ivo Karlovic,
Croatia, 7-6 (3), 6-7 (5), 7-6 (5).
Texas, to a $2.5 million, one-year contract; 20. Matt Kuchar USA 4.18
while Daniel Nixon’s mark of 1:49.92 at the Vanderbilt Invitational Academy, 5 p.m. signed Tyson Ross, rhp, St. Louis, to a $5.75 21. Jordan Spieth USA 4.09 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, France, def. Ugo Humbert,
France, 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4.
is 30th in the country and seventh in the conference. Kenya Small No. 4 Winston Academy boys vs. No. 5 Starkville million, one-year contract; signed Jordy 22. Gary Woodland
23. Alex Noren
3.95 Jeremy Chardy (6), France, def. Adrian
Academy, 6:15 p.m. Mercer, ss, Pittsburgh, to a $5.25 million, Menendez-Maceiras, 6-1, 6-1.
rounds out MSU’s top four runners at 1:52.20. one-year contract; signed Gordan
24. Paul Casey ENG 3.91
25. Louis Oosthuizen SAF 3.76
MSU is 18th in the men’s 200 with an average time of 21.50 Thursday’s Games Beckham, 2b, Seattle, to a minor league 26. Hideki Matsuyama JPN 3.68 First Round
contract ($700,000). Leander Paes, India, and Benoit Paire, France,
led by Terryon Conwell, who finished second in the event at the Murrah at Starkville HOUSTON (3) — Signed Robinson Chirinos,
27. Cameron Smith AUS 3.63
def. Jonathan Eysseric and Gilles Simon,
28. Sergio Garcia ESP 3.53
Razorback Invitational with a mark of 21.13. Karson Kowalchuk West Lowndes at Nanih Waiya c, Texas, to a $5.75 million, one-year contract; 29. Phil Mickelson USA 3.46
France, 6-4, 6-2.
Luke Bambridge and Jonny O’Mara, Britain,
(21.36), Okheme Moore (21.44), and Rasheed Tatham (22.09) also signed Michael Brantley, of, Houston, to a $32
Hamilton at Vardaman million, two-year contract; signed Wade Miley,
30. Tyrrell Hatton
31. Adam Scott
def. Austin Krajicek, United States, and Artem
contributed to the Bulldogs’ ranking. Sitak (2), New Zealand, 6-4, 6-2.
Eupora at Aberdeen lhp, Milwaukee, to a $4.5 million, one-year 32. Rafa Cabrera Bello ESP 3.27
Kowalchuk leads the No. 24 men’s 60 squad with a mark of MAIS Class AAA, District 2 tournament contract.
LOS ANGELES (4) — Signed Trevor Cahill,
33. Keegan Bradley
34. Henrik Stenson
ATP Tour Sofia Open
6.79. Moore (6.82), Cameron Crump (6.86) and Lawrence Crawford Monday
At Leake Academy rhp, Oakland, to a $9 million, one-year contract; 35. Ian Poulter ENG 3.19 At Arena Armeec
(6.93) round out the Bulldogs’ top four 60 sprinters. No. 2 Winston Academy girls vs. No. 3 Starkville signed Matt Harvey, rhp, Cincinnati, to an $11 36. Li Haotong CHN 3.15 Sofia, Bulgaria
million, one-year contract; signed Jonathan 37. Matt Wallace ENG 2.99 Purse: $600,500 (ATP250)
MSU will be back in action Friday and Saturday in a split meet.
Academy, 4 p.m. Lucroy, c, Oakland, to a $3.35 million, one-year 38. Billy Horschel USA 2.98 Surface: Hard-Indoor
Some of MSU’s student-athletes will return to Nashville, Tennessee, contract; signed Cody Allen, rhp, Cleveland, to 39. Kyle Stanley USA 2.96 Singles
No. 1 Heritage Academy boys vs. Winston an $8.5 million, one-year contract. 40. Branden Grace RSA 2.81 First Round
for the Music City Challenge, while others will head to Clemson, 41. Eddie Pepperrell ENG 2.79 Matthew Ebden, Australia, def. Adrian Andreev,
South Carolina, for the Tiger Paw Invitational. Academy or Starkville Academy, 5:15 p.m. MINNESOTA (2) — Signed Nelson Cruz, dh,
42. Matthew Fitzpatrick ENG 2.74 Bulgaria, 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (5).
Seattle, to a $14.3 million, one-year contract;
n Registration extended for fam packages for World No. 1 Leake Academy girls vs. Heritage Academy signed Martin Perez, lhp, Texas, to a $4 million,
43. Kiradech Aphibarnrat THA 2.70 Marius Copil, Romania, def. Stan Wawrinka,
44. Shane Lowry IRL 2.68 Switzerland, 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4.
University Games: At Starkville, Registration to join the women’s or Canton Academy, 6:30 p.m. one-year contract. 45. Thorbjorn Olesen DEN 2.61
No. 2 Leake Academy boys vs. No. 3 Canton NEW YORK (6) — Re-signed Brett Gardner, of, 46. Kevin Kisner USA 2.53 ATP Tour Ranking
basketball team in Naples, Italy, for the World University Games this to a $7.5 million, one-year contract; re-signed 47. Andrew Putnam USA 2.42 Through Feb. 3
summer has been extended to March 15. Academy, 7:45 p.m. CC Sabathia, lhp, to an $8 million, one-year 48. Lucas Bjerregaard DEN 2.38 Singles
contract; re-signed J.A. Happ, lhp, to a $34 49. Chez Reavie USA 2.38 1. Novak Djokovic, Serbia, 10955
Fans traveling with MSU will see some of the most beautiful
sites in the country and watch the Bulldogs July 2-9, 2019, as they Prep Soccer million, two-year contract; re-signed Zach
Britton, lhp, to a $39 million, three-year
50. Emiliano Grillo ARG 2.36 2. Rafael Nadal, Spain, 8320
3. Alexander Zverev, Germany, 6475
Today’s Matches contract; signed DJ LeMahieu, inf, Colorado, PGA Tour schedule 4. Juan Martin del Potro, Argentina, 5060
represent the United States. to a $24 million, two-year contract; signed Feb. 7-10 — AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, 5. Kevin Anderson, South Africa, 4845
6. Roger Federer, Switzerland, 4600
The packages feature a seven-night hotel stay, tickets to the Columbus Christian at Indianola Academy, 3 p.m. Adam Ottavino, rhp, Colorado, to a $27 million, Pebble Beach, Spyglass Hill, Monterey Penin-
sula (Shore Course), Pebble Beach, Calif. 7. Kei Nishikori, Japan, 4100
three-year contract.
Bulldogs’ pool play games and the opening ceremony, a breakfast Magnolia Heights at Heritage Academy, 5 p.m. OAKLAND (3) — Signed Joakim Soria, rhp, Feb. 14-17 — Genesis Open, Riviera CC, Los 8. Dominic Thiem, Austria, 3960
Angeles 9. John Isner, United States, 3155
buffet each morning, two group dinners and a reception. Milwaukee, to a $15 million, two-year contract; 10. Marin Cilic, Croatia, 3140
It also includes tours on a private air-conditioned coach bus to Men’s College Basketball signed Marco Estrada, rhp, Toronto, to a $4 mil-
lion, one-year contract; signed Jerry Blevins,
Feb. 21-24 — WGC-Mexico Championship,
Chapultepec GC, Mexico City
11. Karen Khachanov, Russia, 2880
12. Stefanos Tsitsipas, Greece, 2805
the beautiful sites of Pompeii, Sorrento, the Amalfi Coast and Capri Wednesday’s Games lhp, New York Mets, to a minor league contract
Feb. 21-24 — Puerto Rico Open, Coco Beach
Golf & CC, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
13. Borna Coric, Croatia, 2605
Island. 14. Milos Raonic, Canada, 2250
Texas A&M at Ole Miss, 6 p.m. ($1.5 million).
TAMPA BAY (1) — Signed Charlie Morton, rhp,
Feb. 28-March 3 — Honda Classic, PGA 15. Fabio Fognini, Italy, 2225
Fans who join the Bulldogs will also receive a USA Team hat National (Champions), Palm Beach Gardens,
LSU at Mississippi State, 8 p.m. to a $30 million, two-year contract. Fla.
16. Daniil Medvedev, Russia, 2000
17. Lucas Pouille, France, 1955
and pin, city entry fees, parking fees, taxes, free hotel wi-fi and Georgia at Alabama, 8 p.m. TEXAS (6) — Signed Jeff Mathis, c, Arizona, March 7-10 — Arnold Palmer Invitational, Bay 18. Roberto Bautista Agut, Spain, 1955
access to a dedicated travel agent. to a $6.25 million, two-year contract; signed Hill Golf & Lodge, Orlando, Fla. 19. Marco Cecchinato, Italy, 1870
Saturday’s Games Jesse Chavez, rhp, Chicago Cubs, to an $8 March 14-17 — The Players Championship, 20. Diego Schwartzman, Argentina, 1835
A single-person package costs $4,995, while double packages Kentucky at Mississippi State, Noon million, two-year contract; signed Lance Lynn, TPC Sawgrass (Players Stadium Course), 21. David Goffin, Belgium, 1830
run $3,995 per person. The package does not include flights, rhp, New York Yankees, to a $30 million, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. 22. Nikoloz Basilashvili, Georgia, 1820
Ole Miss at Georgia, Noon three-year contract; signed Asdrubal Cabrera, March 21-24 — Valspar Championship, 23. Pablo Carreno Busta, Spain, 1705
airport transfer, meals outside the breakfast buffet, travel insurance, inf, Philadelphia, to a $3.5 million, one-year Innisbrook Resort (Copperhead), Palm Harbor, 24. Grigor Dimitrov, Bulgaria, 1610
service tips and additional excursions.
Louisiana Tech at Southern Mississippi, 4 p.m. contract; signed Shawn Kelley, rhp, Oakland, Fla. 25. Denis Shapovalov, Canada, 1485
For more information, go to or email Alabama at Vanderbilt, 7:30 p.m. to a $2.75 million, one-year contract; signed March 27-31 — WGC-Dell Match Play, Austin
CC, Austin, Texas
1. Mike Bryan, United States, 10480
Jason Hammel, rhp, Kansas City, to a minor Mississippi University for Women at Oakwood, league contract ($1.5 million).
March 28-31 — Corales Puntacana Resort & 2. Jack Sock, United States, 8105
Club Championship, Puntacana Resort & Club 3. Nicolas Mahut, France, 6790
9 p.m. TORONTO (2) — Signed David Phelps, rhp, (Corales), Punta Cana, Dominican Republic 4. Pierre-Hugues Herbert, France, 6450

Alabama Women’s College Basketball Seattle, to a $2.5 million, one-year contract;

signed Freddy Galvis, inf, San Diego, to a $5
million, one-year contract.
April 4-7 — Valero Texas Open, TPC San
Antonio (AT&T Oaks), San Antonio
5. Jamie Murray, Britain, 5820
5. Bruno Soares, Brazil, 5820
7. Mate Pavic, Croatia, 5290
Thursday’s Games April 11-14 — Masters, Augusta National GC,
Football team sets 2019 Homecoming Weekend Alabama at Florida, 6 p.m.
ARIZONA (1) — Signed Greg Holland, rhp,
Augusta, Ga.
April 18-21 — RBC Heritage, Harbour Town
8. Oliver Marach, Austria, 5220
9. Lukasz Kubot, Poland, 5110
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama announced Thursday its Ole Miss at South Carolina, 7 p.m. Washington, to a $3.25 million, one-year con- GL, Hilton Head Island, S.C. 10. Juan Sebastian Cabal, Colombia, 5000
10. Robert Farah, Colombia, 5000
2019 Homecoming football game will be Saturday, Oct. 26, against tract. April 25-28 — Zurich Classic, TPC Louisiana,
Saturday’s Games ATLANTA (3) — Signed Brian McCann, c, Avondale, La.
WTA Ranking
Houston, to a $2 million, one-year contract; May 2-5 — Wells Fargo Championship, Quail
Further details about Homecoming weekend activities, includ- Southern Miss at Louisiana Tech, 1 p.m. signed Josh Donaldson, 3b, Cleveland, to a Hollow Club, Charlotte, N.C. Through Feb. 3
ing kickoff time for the game, will be released as they are finalized. Mississippi University for Women at Oakwood, 7 p.m. $23 million, one-year contract; re-signed Nick May 9-12 — AT&T Byron Nelson, Trinity Forest
GC, Dallas
1. Naomi Osaka, Japan, 7030
Markakis, of, to a $6 million, one-year contract.
Alabama is 84-13-1 in Homecoming games, including a 12-0 re- Sunday’s Game CHICAGO (2) — Signed Daniel Descalso, if, May 16-19 — PGA Championship, Bethpage
2. Petra Kvitova, Czech Republic, 5920
3. Simona Halep, Romania, 5582
State Park (Black), Farmingdale, N.Y.
cord under coach Nick Saban. Alabama is riding a 17-game winning Tennessee at Mississippi State, 1 p.m. Arizona, to a $5 million, two-year contract;
May 23-26 — Charles Schwab Challenge,
4. Sloane Stephens, United States, 5307
signed Tony Barnette, rhp, Texas, to a 5. Karolina Pliskova, Czech Republic, 5100
streak on Homecoming that dates back to 2002. Colonial CC, Fort Worth, Texas
n No. 5 women’s golf team 14th at Northop Grumman College Softball $750,000, one-year contract.
COLORADO (1) — Signed Daniel Murphy,
May 30-June 2 — Memorial, Muirfield Village
GC, Dublin, Ohio
6. Angelique Kerber, Germany, 4965
7. Elina Svitolina, Ukraine, 4940
8. Kiki Bertens, Netherlands, 4845
Regional Challenge: At Palose Verdes, California, the No. 5 Thursday’s Game 2b-1b, Chicago Cubs, to a $24 million, two-year
9. Aryna Sabalenka, Belarus, 3565
women’s golf team improved six shots from its opening-round 307 to Ole Miss at Central Florida, 5:30 p.m.
contract. LPGA Tour Schedule 10. Caroline Wozniacki, Denmark, 3467
LOS ANGELES (5) — Re-signed David Freese, Feb. 7-10 — Vic Open, 13th Beach GL, Barwon 11. Serena Williams, United States, 3406
card a 301 Monday in the second round of the Northrop Grumman Friday’s Games 1b-3b, to a $4.5 million, one-year contract; Heads, Australia 12. Anastasija Sevastova, Latvia, 3330
Regional Challenge. re-signed Clayton Kershaw, lhp, to a $93 Feb. 14-17 — ISPS Handa Women’s Australian 13. Ashleigh Barty, Australia, 3285
Alabama vs. Murray State (Troy, Alabama), million, three-year contract; announced Hyun- Open, The Grange GC, Adelaide, Australia 14. Daria Kasatkina, Russia, 3230
Despite the improvement, Alabama (608) fell two spots in the 12:30 p.m. Jin Ryu, lhp, accepted $17.9 million qualifying Feb. 21-24 — Honda LPGA Thailand, Siam CC, 15. Garbine Muguruza, Spain, 3040
standings to 14th place entering Tuesday’s final round. offer; signed Joe Kelly, rhp, Boston, to a $25 Chonburi, Thailand 16. Julia Goerges, Germany, 2910
Alabama is one of nine teams in the 16-team field ranked
Houston Baptist at Southern Mississippi, 1 p.m. million, three-year contract; signed A.J. Feb. 28-March 3 — HSBC Women’s World 17. Madison Keys, United States, 2786
Championship, Sentosa GC, Singapore 18. Wang Qiang, China, 2605
among’s top-15 teams in the nation, while 13 rank Ole Miss vs. Ohio State (Orlando, Florida), Pollock, of, Arizona, to a $55 million, four-year
March 21-24 — Bank of Hope Founders Cup, 19. Caroline Garcia, France, 2550
among the nation’s top-35 entering this week’s event. 1:30 p.m. MIAMI (1) — Signed Neil Walker, inf, New York Wildfire GC at JW Marriott Phoenix Desert 20. Anett Kontaveit, Estonia, 2355
21. Elise Mertens, Belgium, 2335
Ridge Resort & Spa, Phoenix
Angelica Moresco carded the team’s low round on the par-71, Valparaiso at Mississippi State, 3 p.m. Yankees, to a $2 million, one-year contract.
March 28-31 — Kia Classic, Aviara GC, 22. Jelena Ostapenko, Latvia, 2197
MILWAUKEE (1) — Signed Yasmani Grandal, 23. Danielle Collins, United States, 1934
6,017-yard Palos Verdes Golf Club, finishing with a 1-over par 72 to Stephen F. Austin at Mississippi State, 5:30 p.m. c, Los Angeles Dodgers, to an $18.25 million,
Carlsbad, Calif.
April 4-7 — ANA Inspiration, Mission Hills CC, 24. Lesia Tsurenko, Ukraine, 1896
climb into a tie for 17thplace with a 5-over 147 (72-75). Alabama at Troy, 5:30 p.m. one-year contract.
NEW YORK (6) — Signed Jeurys Familia, rhp,
Rancho Mirage, Calif. 25. Donna Vekic, Croatia, 1825
Jiwon Jeon is one shot back and tied for 23rd at 6-over par 148 April 17-20 — LOTTE Championship, Ko Olina
Central Arkansas at Southern Mississippi, 6 p.m. Oakland, to a $30 million, three-year contract; GC, Kapolei, Hawaii 1. Katerina Siniakova, Czech Republic, 8320
(73-75). signed Wilson Ramos, c, Philadelphia, to a April 25-28 — Hugel-Air Premia LA Open, 2. Barbora Krejcikova, Czech Republic, 7970

on the air $19 million, two-year contract; signed Rajai 3. Timea Babos, Hungary, 7065
Kenzie Wright is tied for 47th with a 36-hole total of 11-over par Wilshire GC, Los Angeles
3. Kristina Mladenovic, France, 7065
Davis, of, Cleveland, to a minor league contract May 2-5 — LPGA Mediheal Championship,
153 (76-77). Mary Mac Trammell had Alabama’s biggest individual ($1.6 million); signed Hector Santiago, lhp, Lake Merced GC, Daly City, Calif. 5. Barbora Strycova, Czech Republic, 6885
6. Ashleigh Barty, Australia, 5797
improvement, bettering her first-round score of 84 by seven strokes Chicago White Sox, to a minor league contract May 23-26 — Pure Silk Championship,
and finishing the day with a 77 to end with a two-day score of 161. Today ($2 million); signed Jed Lowrie, inf, Houston,
to a $20 million, two-year contract; signed
Kingsmill Resort, Williamsburg, Va.
May 30-June 2 — U.S. Women’s Open, CC of
7. Demi Schuurs, Netherlands, 5735
8. Andrea Sestini Hlavackova, Czech Republic,
Carolina Caminoli rounds out the Crimson Tide starters with a COLLEGE BASKETBALL Justin Wilson, Chicago Cubs, to a $10 million, Charleston, Charleston, S.C. 9. Ekaterina Makarova, Russia, 5375
167 (83-84). 6 p.m. — Drake at Loyola-Chicago, CBS Sports two-year contract. PGA Tour Champions 10. Gabriela Dabrowski, Canada, 4555
PHILADELPHIA (2) — Signed Andrew
Stanford, ranked No. 13 in the nation, carded the low round of Network
the field with a 279 to vault into first place with a two-day total of 6 p.m. — Boston College vs. Duke, ESPN
McCutchen, of, New York Yankees, to a $50
million, three-year contract; signed David
Feb. 8-10 — Oasis Championship, The Old
6-over 574. The Cardinal hold a six-shot lead over No. 12 UCLA 6 p.m. — Michigan State vs. Illinois, ESPN2 Robertson, rhp, New York Yankees, to a $23 Course at Broken Sound, Boca Raton, Fla.
Feb. 15-17 — Chubb Classic, The Classics at
Monday’s Moves
million, two-year contract. BASEBALL
(580). Second-ranked Texas is in third with a 586, one stroke ahead 6 p.m. — Pittsburgh at Wake Forest, ESPNU PITTSBURGH (4) — Re-signed Jung Ho Kang, Lely Resort, Naples, Florida NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME AND
of No. 1 USC’s 587. Wake Forest, ranked 14th in the nation, rounds 6 p.m. — South Carolina at Kentucky, SEC inf, to a $3 million, one-year contract; signed March 1-3 — Cologuard Classic, Omni Tucson MUSEUM — Announced the retirement of
Lonnie Chisenhall, of, Cleveland, to a $2.75 National, Tucson, Ariz. president Jeff Idelson, effective after induction
out the top five teams with a 592. Network March 8-10 — Hoag Classic, Newport Beach weekend in July.
million, one-year contract; signed Jordan Lyles,
Live scoring can be found at CC, Newport Beach, Calif. American League
7 p.m. — Michigan at Rutgers, Big Ten Network rhp, Milwaukee, to a $2.05 million, one-year
March 29-31 — Rapiscan Systems Classic, CLEVELAND INDIANS — Acquired RHP Nick
n Men’s indoor track and field team No. 9, women’s team contract; signed Francisco Liriano, lhp, Detroit, Wittgren from Miami for RHP Jordan Milbrath.
No. 14: At Tuscaloosa, Alabama, the men’s indoor track and field
7 p.m. — St. John’s at Marquette, FS1 to a minor league contract.
Fallen Oak, Biloxi, Miss.
April 19-21 — Mitsubishi Electric Classic, TPC Designated RHP A.J. Cole for assignment.
team is No. 9 and the women’s team is No. 14 in the latest NCAA 8 p.m. — Dayton at St. Louis, CBS Sports Network ST. LOUIS (2) — Re-signed Adam Wainwright, Sugarloaf, Duluth, Ga. HOUSTON ASTROS — Agreed to terms with
RHP Chris Devenski on a one-year contract.
rhp, to a $2 million, one-year contract; signed
Division I Track & Field National Rating Index the U.S. Track and 8 p.m. — Kansas vs. Kansas State, ESPN Andrew Miller, rhp, Cleveland, to a $25 million,
April 26-28 — Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf,
Top of the Rock, Ridgedale, Mo.
OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Agreed to terms
with LHP Jerry Blevins on a minor league
Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) 8 p.m. — Missouri vs. Tennessee, ESPN2 two-year contract. May 3-5 — Insperity Invitational, contract.
SAN DIEGO (2) — Signed Ian Kinsler, 2b, The Woodlands CC, The Woodlands, Texas
announced Monday. 8 p.m. — Florida vs. Auburn, ESPNU Boston, to an $8 million, two-year contract; May 9-12 — Regions Tradition, Greystone
National League
PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Agreed to terms
The Crimson Tide men have been a fixture in the top 10 and 8 p.m. — Vanderbilt at Arkansas, SEC Network signed Garrett Richards, rhp, Los Angeles G&CC, Birmingham, Ala. with LHP Francisco Liriano on a minor league
Angels, to a $15.5 million, two-year contract. May 23-26 — KitchenAid Senior PGA contract.
the women have remained in the top 15 nationally since the presea- 10 p.m. — San Diego State at New Mexico, ESPN2 SAN FRANCISCO (2) — Re-signed Derek Championship, Oak Hill CC, Rochester, N.Y. BASKETBALL
son rankings came out. NBA Holland, lhp, to a $7 million, one-year contract; May 31-June 2 — Principal Charity Classic, National Basketball Association
signed Drew Pomeranz, lhp, Boston, to a $1.5 Wakonda Club, Des Moines, Iowa CLEVELAND CAVALIERS — Traded G Rodney
Shelby McEwen, who is ranked No. 1 in the nation in the men’s 7 p.m. — Toronto at Philadelphia, TNT million, one-year contract. Hood to Portland for Gs Nik Stauskas and Wade
high jump, leads the men’s team. He had a personal-best leap of 7
feet, 7 inches last weekend. His mark is ¾ of an inch off the school
9:30 p.m. — Miami at Portland, TNT
WASHINGTON (4) — Signed Kurt Suzuki, c,
Atlanta, to a $10 million, two-year contract;
Hockey Baldwin and 2021 and 2023 second-round draft
pick. Released G Kobi Simmons.
and Southeastern Conference records. 5:25 a.m. — FIS World Alpine Championships,
signed Patrick Corbin, lhp, Arizona, to a NHL WASHINGTON MYSTICS — Re-signed F
$140 million, six-year contract; signed Anibal EASTERN CONFERENCE LaToya Sanders.
Tamara Clark and Portious Warren lead the women’s team. women’s super-G, Sweden, NBC Sports Network Sanchez, rhp, Atlanta, to a $19 million, two-year Atlantic Division FOOTBALL
They are ranked seventh nationally in their specialties. Clark is sev- contract; signed Brian Dozier, 2b, Los Angeles GP W L OT Pts GF GA National Football League
5:25 a.m. (Wednesday) — FIS World Alpine Dodgers, to a $9 million, one-year contract. Tampa Bay 52 39 11 2 80 205 146
enth in the 60 meters with a season-best time of 7.23, while Warren coach.
Championships: men’s super-G, Sweden, NBC Toronto 52 32 17 3 67 185 146
is seventh in the shot put with a season-best mark of 56-8 1/2.
Alabama will close its indoor regular season next weekend
Sports Network Basketball Montreal
53 29 18 6 64 160 155
52 28 17 7 63 149 135
MIAMI DOLPHINS — Named Brian Flores
at the Iowa State Classic in Ames, Iowa, the Tyson Invitational in SNOWBOARDING NBA Buffalo 51 25 20 6 56 148 156 coach.
NEW YORK GIANTS — Terminated the
Fayetteville, Arkansas, and the Alex Wilson Invitational in South 2 p.m. — FIS World Freestyle Championships: EASTERN CONFERENCE Florida
50 21 21 8 50 156 175
53 21 25 7 49 150 174 contract of LB Connor Barwin.
Atlantic Division
Bend, Indiana. parallel slalom, Utah, NBC Sports Network W L Pct GB Ottawa 52 19 28 5 43 159 194
6:30 p.m. — FIS World Freestyle Championships: Toronto 38 16 .704 — Metropolitan Division Canadian Football League
Boston 34 19 .642 3½ GP W L OT Pts GF GA WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS — Signed DL
parallel giant slalom, Utah, NBC Sports Network
Junior Colleges 8 p.m. — FIS World Freestyle Championships:
34 19 .642 3½
28 27 .509 10½
N.Y. Islanders 51 30 15 6 66 151 125
Washington 52 28 18 6 62 175 166
Noble Nwachukwu.
National Hockey League
Pittsburgh 52 28 18 6 62 183 160
EMCC football team will hold tryouts Feb. 15 big air, Utah, NBC Sports Network New York 10 42 .192 27
Southeast Division Columbus 51 28 20 3 59 163 159 CAROLINA PANTHERS — Recalled D Haydn
Fleury from Charlotte (AHL).
SCOOBA — The five-time national champion East Mississippi W L Pct GB Carolina 52 25 21 6 56 148 155
Community College football team will hold tryouts Friday, Feb. 15. Wednesday Charlotte
26 26 .500 —
24 27 .471 1½
Philadelphia 53 24 23 6 54 153 177
N.Y. Rangers 52 22 22 8 52 148 175
G Pheonix Copley to a three-year contract
A morning college session for high school graduates with COLLEGE BASKETBALL Washington 22 31 .415 4½ New Jersey 51 20 24 7 47 152 173 SOCCER
National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) eligibility 5 p.m. — Connecticut at Temple, CBS Sports Orlando 22 31 .415 4½ WESTERN CONFERENCE Major League Soccer
Atlanta 18 35 .340 8½ Central Division
remaining will begin with a 9:45 a.m. registration at EMCC’s Network Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Miller.
NEW YORK CITY FC — Signed F/M Alexandru
Sullivan-Windham Field. A tryout session for current high school 6 p.m. — Maryland at Nebraska, Big Ten Network W L Pct GB Winnipeg 52 34 16 2 70 185 146 Mitrita to a multiyear contract.
seniors will follow with a 1 p.m. registration. Nashville 54 31 19 4 66 166 139
6 p.m. — Notre Dame vs. Miami, ESPN2 Milwaukee
39 13 .750 —
34 19 .642 5½ Dallas 53 28 21 4 60 138 134
REAL SALT LAKE — Signed F Sam Johnson
as a designated player.
There will be a $20 registration fee (cash or check) for all partic- 6 p.m. — Wichita State at East Carolina, ESPNEWS Detroit 23 29 .442 16 Minnesota 52 26 22 4 56 146 149 National Professional Soccer League
ipants. Checks can be made payable to EMCC Football. 6 p.m. — Notre Dame vs. Miami, ESPNU Chicago 12 41 .226 27½ Colorado 51 22 21 8 52 170 167 SKY BLUE FC — F Signed Paige Monaghan.
Cleveland 11 42 .208 28½ St. Louis 50 23 22 5 51 143 151 WASHINGTON SPIRIT — Re-signed F Cali
Interested players are encouraged to bring their workout gear, 6 p.m. — Texas A&M at Ole Miss, SEC Network Chicago 53 20 24 9 49 167 196 Farquharson.
cleats, towels, and running shoes for participation in EMCC’s 6:30 p.m. — Georgetown at Providence, FS1 Southwest Division Pacific Division TENNIS
football tryouts. All participants must provide an up-to-date athletic W L Pct GB GP W L OT Pts GF GA Named Jennie Price independent chair of the
7 p.m. — Creighton at Villanova, CBS Sports Houston 31 22 .585 — Calgary 53 34 14 5 73 197 152
physical form and valid insurance card to take part in the tryouts. Tennis Integrity Unit’s supervisory board.
For more information, contact EMCC assistant football coach
Network San Antonio 32 23 .582 — San Jose 53 30 16 7 67 190 169 COLLEGE
Dallas 24 28 .462 6½ Vegas 54 29 21 4 62 160 148 GRAND VIEW — Announced it is adding a
Cade Wilkerson (662-416-3640, or email him at dwilkerson@ 8 p.m. — Wisconsin at Minnesota, Big Ten Network New Orleans 23 31 .426 8½ Vancouver 53 24 23 6 54 153 164 women’s wrestling program to begin during the 8 p.m. — LSU vs. Mississippi State, ESPN2 Memphis 21 33 .389 10½ Edmonton 52 23 24 5 51 151 172 fall semester.
Arizona 52 23 24 5 51 138 150
8 p.m. — Oklahoma State vs. TCU, ESPNU
8 p.m. — Georgia at Alabama, SEC Network

Northwest Division
W L Pct GB Anaheim 53 21 23 9 51 124 168 Boxing
ICC football team will hold tryouts 8:30 p.m. — California at Oregon, FS1
Oklahoma City
37 16 .698 —
33 19 .635 3½
Los Angeles 52 21 27 4 46 120 157
FULTON — The Itawamba Community College football pro- Portland 32 20 .615 4½ NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for Saturday
gram has set tryout dates for Feb. 20 and March 6. 9 p.m. — Nevada at Colorado State, CBS Sports Utah 30 24 .556 7½ overtime loss. Top three teams in each division At Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio,
and two wild cards per conference advance to Calif., Alberto Machado vs. Andrew Cancio,
Coach Sean Cannon and staff will host the tryouts at Eaton Network Minnesota 25 27 .481 11½
Pacific Division playoffs. 12, for Machado’s WBA super featherweight
Field on the Fulton campus. Registration will begin at 1 p.m. on both 10 p.m. — UNLV at Boise State, ESPNU W L Pct GB
title; Rey Vargas vs. Franklin Manzanilla, 12, for
Vargas’ WBC World super bantamweight title;
dates. The tryout will begin at 2 p.m. COLLEGE FOOTBALL Golden State 37 15 .712 — Monday’s Games
Los Angeles 4, N.Y. Rangers 3, OT
Joseph Diaz Jr. vs. Charles Huerta, 10, super
L.A. Clippers 29 25 .537 9 featherweights.
The tryout will be a combine-style workout, and the fee is $20. 11 a.m. — National Signing Day Special, ESPN2 Sacramento 28 25 .528 9½ Philadelphia 2, Vancouver 1 At Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, Calif.
All athletes must have an up-to-date physical to participate. 1 p.m. — National Signing Day Special, ESPNU L.A. Lakers 27 26 .509 10½ Toronto 6, Anaheim 1 (SHO), Gervonta Davis vs. Abner Mares, 12, for
Davis’ WBA featherweight title; Erickson Lubin
Phoenix 11 44 .200 27½ Dallas 5, Arizona 4
For more information, contact Cannon at GOLF Today’s Games vs. Ishw Smith, 10, super welterweights; Javier
Fortuna vs. Sharif Bogere, 10, lightweights;
10 p.m. — European Tour Golf: ISPS Handa Vic Monday’s Games N.Y. Islanders at Boston, 6 p.m.
Eddie Ramirez vs. Juan Heraldez, 10, junior
Atlanta 137, Washington 129 Vancouver at Washington, 6 p.m.
ICC schedules 2019-20 cheerleaders, mascot Open, men’s and women’s first round, Australia, Detroit 129, Denver 103 Carolina at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m.
welterweights; Xavier Martinez vs. Deivi Julio
Bassa, 10, junior lightweights.
TGC Milwaukee 113, Brooklyn 94 Los Angeles at New Jersey, 6 p.m. Sunday
tryouts NBA Indiana 109, New Orleans 107 Minnesota at Buffalo, 6 p.m.
St. Louis at Florida, 6 p.m.
At Save Mart Arena, Fresno, Calif., Jose Carlos
Ramirez vs. Jose Zepeda, 12, for Ramirez’s
FULTON — Itawamba Community College has scheduled its Houston 118, Phoenix 110
7 p.m. — Washington at Milwaukee, ESPN Sacramento 127, San Antonio 112 Vegas at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m. WBC World super lightweight title; Raymundo
2019-20 cheerleader and mascot tryouts for 4 p.m., March 21, on 9:30 p.m. — San Antonio at Golden State, ESPN Today’s Games Anaheim at Montreal, 6:30 p.m. Beltran vs. Hiroki Okada, 10 super lightweights;
Genesis Servania vs. Carlos Castro, 10,
the Fulton Campus in the Fitness Center gym. Boston at Cleveland, 6 p.m. Arizona at Nashville, 7 p.m.
NHL L.A. Clippers at Charlotte, 6 p.m. San Jose at Winnipeg, 7 p.m. featherweights; Bryan Vasquez vs. Enrique
Tryouts will include the all-female cheer squad, coed cheer Tinoco, 10, super featherweights; Andy Vences
squad and the mascot, Chief Winnemaw.
7 p.m. — Boston at New York Rangers, NBC L.A. Lakers at Indiana, 6 p.m. Columbus at Colorado, 8 p.m. vs. Dardan Zenunaj, 10, super featherweights;
Detroit at New York, 6:30 p.m. Chicago at Edmonton, 8 p.m. Saul Rodriguez vs. Aelio Mesquita, 10,
Clinics are scheduled for 4-6 p.m. March 19 and 20 in the Sports Network Minnesota at Memphis, 7 p.m. Wednesday’s Games lightweights.
Fitness Center gym on the Fulton Campus. The cost is $30, and SKIING Orlando at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. Ottawa at Toronto, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 15
Toronto at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Boston at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. At Grand Casino, Hinckley, Minn. (ESPN), Rob
checks and money orders should be made payable to Itawamba 5:25 a.m. — FIS World Alpine Championships: Miami at Portland, 9:30 p.m. Brant vs. Khasan Baysangurov, 12, for Brant’s
Community College. All participants are required to attend both men’s super-G, Sweden, NBC Sports Network
Noon — FIS World Freestyle Championships:
Wednesday’s Games
Denver at Brooklyn, 6:30 p.m.
Tennis WBA World middleweight title.
Feb. 16
sessions, according to cheer sponsor Evie Storey. New Orleans at Chicago, 7 p.m. ATP Tour Cordoba Open At Los Angeles (FOX), Leo Santa Cruz vs.
Miguel Flores, 12, for Santa Cruz’s WBA
For tryouts, coed cheer participants will be required to perform slopestyle, Utah, NBC Sports Network Washington at Milwaukee, 7 p.m. Monday featherweight title; Omar Figueroa Jr. vs. John
11 p.m. — FIS World Freestyle Championships: Charlotte at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. At Kempes Stadium Molina Jr., 10, welterweights.
a cheer, the ICC Fight Song, five partner stunts and standing and Phoenix at Utah, 8 p.m. Cordoba, Argentina Feb. 23
running tumbling. The cheer and ICC Fight Song will be taught to aerials skiing, Utah, NBC Sports Network Houston at Sacramento, 9 p.m. Purse: $527,880 (ATP250) At Minneapolis Armory (FS1), Anthony Dirrell
Surface: Clay-Outdoor vs. Avni Yildirim, 12, for the vacant WBC super
participants at the clinics. SNOWBOARDING San Antonio at Golden State, 9:30 p.m.
Singles middleweight title.
Thursday’s Games
Those who try out for mascot, Chief Winnemaw, will be required 1 a.m. (Thursday) — FIS World Freestyle Cham- L.A. Clippers at Indiana, 6 p.m.
First Round March 2
Aljaz Bedene, Slovenia, def. Maxi Marterer, At Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y. (SHO),
to perform a one- to two-minute skit using music and props. pionships: snowboard cross racing, Utah, NBC Minnesota at Orlando, 6 p.m. Germany, 6-3, 6-4. Erislandy Lara vs. Brian Castaño, 12, for Lara’s
For more information, contact Storey at 662-620-5078 or email Sports Network
Toronto at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m. Lorenzo Sonego, Italy, def. Pablo Andujar, WBA Super Welterweight World title; Luis
L.A. Lakers at Boston, 7 p.m. Spain, 6-3, 6-2. Ortiz vs. Christian Hammer, 10, heavyweights; Memphis at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. Pedro Cachin, Argentina, def. Cameron Norrie, Ricardo Núñeztakes vs. Edner Cherry, 12,
— From Special Reports San Antonio at Portland, 9:30 p.m. Britain, 6-4, 6-4. super featherweights.
The Dispatch • TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2019 3B


EMCC men move into tie for first

16. Iowa State 17-5 279 20
Monday’s Men’s 17. Louisville 16-6 240 16 LSU 61, Missouri 51
MISSOURI (16-7): Porter 3-7 1-1 7, Al-
Major College Scores 18. Texas Tech
19. Wisconsin
17-5 238 15
16-6 185 23 dridge 3-6 3-7 10, Cunningham 4-6 2-2 14, Jor.
EAST Roundtree 1-1 0-0 2, Smith 4-13 1-4 10, Schuchts
Colgate 84, Lehigh 62 20. Iowa 17-5 158 25
21. Mississippi State 16-5 106 21 0-1 0-0 0, Tahane 1-1 0-0 2, Chavis 0-3 0-0 0,
Delaware St. 70, SC State 68 Green 0-1 0-0 0, Levy 3-4 0-2 6, Troup 0-4 0-0 0,
Marist 78, Canisius 71, OT 22. LSU 17-4 97 19
23. Cincinnati 19-3 89 — Winfrey 0-0 0-0 0, Totals 19-47 7-16 51.
Savannah St. 68, Md.-Eastern Shore 63
Siena 61, Fairfield 50 24. Florida State
25. Buffalo
16-5 85
19-3 76

LSU (13-8): Mitchell 5-7 6-10 17, Aifuwa 5-8
0-0 10, Norton 4-6 2-2 10, Pointer 4-11 2-5 10,
BY SCOT T WALTERS game was over with then.”
Also Receiving Votes: Kansas State 70, Baylor Spencer 3-4 0-0 6, Bidikuindila 0-0 0-0 0, Brooks Agnew led EMCC with 16 points and six
Bethune-Cookman 69, NC A&T 53 0-3 0-0 0, Richard-Harris 0-2 4-4 4, Seay 1-2 2-3
Florida A&M 73, NC Central 57 55, Washington 54, Maryland 53, Auburn 50,
Furman 12, N.C. State 9, Arizona State 7, Ole Miss 4, Totals 22-43 16-24 61.
rebounds. Thomas had 12 points and six
Grambling St. 79, MVSU 57
Jackson St. 65, Ark.-Pine Bluff 52 7, North Texas 7, Hofstra 6, Wofford 6, Texas 1. Missouri 13 10 13 15
LSU 12 9
21 19 — 61 SCOOBA — East Mississippi Community
Louisville 72, Virginia Tech 64 Southeastern 3-Point Goals—Missouri 6-23 (Porter College freshman Donte Powers knew why assists, while Dewayne Cox had 12 points.
MIDWEST 0-2, Aldridge 1-3, Cunningham 4-5, Smith 1-4,
Penn St. 59, Northwestern 52 Conference Men Schuchts 0-1, Chavis 0-3, Green 0-1, Levy 0-1, his team didn’t win earlier this season at Jones had nine points on three 3-pointers.
SOUTHWEST Conf. Pct. Overall Pct. Troup 0-3), LSU 1-6 (Mitchell 1-1, Pointer 0-1, Mer.
Iowa St. 75, Oklahoma 74 Tennessee 8-0 1.000 20-1 .952 Brooks 0-3, Jae. Richard-Harris 0-1). Assists— Holmes C.C. Markedric Bell had nine points and eight re-
Prairie View 69, Alabama St. 67 LSU 7-1 .875 17-4 .810 Missouri 9 (Porter 2), LSU 11 (Kha. Pointer 5).
Texas Southern 84, Alabama A&M 74 Kentucky 7-1 .875 18-3 .857 Fouled Out—Missouri Porter, Cunningham, Re- Powers was determined not to let that hap- bounds.
Texas Tech 81, West Virginia 50 S. Carolina 6-2 .750 11-10 .524 bounds—Missouri 30 (Porter 8), LSU 28 (Mitchell
FAR WEST Alabama 4-4 .500 13-8 .619 12). Total Fouls—Missouri 26, LSU 18. A—1,756. pen again. “It’s just always next man up,” Begley said.
E. Washington 82, N. Arizona 64
Montana St. 69, N. Colorado 66
Mississippi St.
Ole Miss
4-4 .500 16-5 .762
4-4 .500 14-7 .667 The AP Women’s Top 25 “We were not very good on defense that “After the ejection, it’s like who can go in
S. Utah 75, Idaho 64 Florida
4-4 .500 12-9 .571
4-4 .500 15-6 .714
The weekly poll, with first-place votes in
parentheses, records through Feb. 3, total points
night,” Powers said. “You could use whatev- next and help us make plays. We struggled
The Associated Press Arkansas 4-4 .500 13-8 .619 based on 25 points for a first-place vote through er words to describe a team that didn’t guard
Men’s Top 25 Fared Missouri 2-6 .250 11-9 .550 one point for a 25th-place vote and last week’s in the second half with the press. This is the
Texas A&M 1-7 .125 8-12 .400 ranking: anybody. It was a tough night. Our goal to-
Monday Georgia 1-7 .125 10-11 .476 Rec. Pts Prv first time all year we have seen a team press
1. Tennessee (20-1) did not play. Next: vs. Vanderbilt 0-8 .000 9-12 .429 night was to come out with a different mind-
Missouri, Tuesday. 1. Baylor (25) 19-1 697 1
us this much in a game. That experience will
2. Duke (19-2) did not play. Next: vs. Boston Monday’s Games
2. Louisville (3) 21-1 668 3 set. We wanted them to feel us on the defen-
College, Tuesday.
3. Virginia (20-1) did not play. Next: vs. No.
No games scheduled 3. Oregon
4. Notre Dame
5 sive end.” help us. We made mistakes that a team full of
Today’s Games
2 Duke, Saturday.
4. Gonzaga (21-2) did not play. Next: vs. San
South Carolina at Kentucky, 6 p.m. (SEC Network) 5. UConn
6. Mississippi State
19-2 596
21-1 578
6 The game plan was narrow in focus. The sophomores shouldn’t make.
Vanderbilt at Arkansas, 8 p.m. (SEC Network)
Francisco, Thursday.
5. Kentucky (18-3) did not play. Next: vs.
Missouri at Tennessee, 8 p.m. (ESPN2) 7. Oregon State
8. Marquette
19-3 513
19-3 483 10
results were resounding, as EMCC moved “However, the first 15 or so minutes of the
Florida at Auburn, 8 p.m. (ESPNU)
South Carolina, Tuesday.
6. Nevada (21-1) did not play. Next: at
Wednesday’s Games 9. N.C. State 21-1 470 7 into a first-place tie atop the Mississippi As- second half were really good. Our defensive
Texas A&M at Ole Miss, 6 p.m. (SEC Network) 10. Maryland 19-2 459 11
Colorado State, Wednesday.
7. Michigan (20-2) did not play. Next: at
Georgia at Alabama, 8 p.m. (SEC Network) 11. Stanford 18-3 447 8 sociation of Community and Junior Colleges effort was where it needs to be.”
LSU at Mississippi State, 8 p.m. (ESPN2)
Rutgers, Tuesday.
8. North Carolina (17-4) did not play. Next:
Thursday’s Games
12. South Carolina
13. Gonzaga
16-5 352 16
21-2 316 15 (MACJC) North Division standings with a The top four teams from the North Divi-
No games scheduled
vs. N.C. State, Tuesday.
9. Michigan State (18-4) did not play. Next:
Friday’s Games
14. Texas
15. Syracuse
18-4 313 12
17-4 303 18
70-59 victory before a large, rowdy crowd sion will advance to the eight-team state tour-
at Illinois, Tuesday.
No games scheduled
Saturday’s Games 16. Iowa 17-5 279 13 Monday night at Currie Coliseum. nament at Jones College.
10. Marquette (19-3) did not play. Next: vs. 17. Utah 18-3 209 14
St. John’s, Tuesday.
Kentucky at Mississippi State, Noon (WCBI) Northeast Mississippi C.C.’s loss to
11. Virginia Tech (18-4) lost to No. 16
Ole Miss at Georgia, Noon (SEC Network) 18. Texas A&M 18-4 206 20
Powers, Agnew, and Bell played at
Louisville 72-64. Next: at Clemson, Saturday.
Auburn at LSU, 1 p.m. 19. Kentucky 18-5 173 19 Itawamba C.C. on Monday night in Booneville
12. Houston (21-1) did not play. Next: at UCF,
Arkansas at South Carolina, 2:30 p.m.
(SEC Network)
20. Rutgers
20. Arizona State
17-5 160 17
15-6 160 21 coupled with EMCC’s win has the teams tied Starkville High School together, which helps
13. Kansas (17-5) did not play. Next: at
Florida at Tennessee, 3 p.m.
Texas A&M at Missouri, 5 p.m. (SEC Network)
22. Iowa State
23. Michigan State
17-5 150 23
16-5 130 22 for first with four regular-season games re- explain the Lions’ bond.
Kansas State, Tuesday.
14. Villanova (18-4) did not play. Next: vs.
Alabama at Vanderbilt, 7:30 p.m. (SEC Network)
Sunday’s Games
24. Florida State 19-3 111 24
maining. Northeast Mississippi C.C. beat “Everybody is excited about what we can
Creighton, Wednesday. 25. Miami 19-5 20 —
15. Purdue (16-6) did not play. Next: vs.
No games scheduled Also Receiving Votes: South Dakota 17, North EMCC 68-65 on Jan. 28. The rematch will be do here to end the season,” Powers said.
Nebraska, Saturday. Monday’s Women’s Carolina 13, UCF 10, Missouri 7, West Virginia 5,
16. Louisville (17-6) beat No. 11
Major College Scores New Mexico 4, Drake 3, California 2, Minnesota 2, Feb. 21 in Booneville in the regular-season “Coach told me it’s been (19 games), so no-
Virginia Tech 72-64. Next: at No. 22 Florida State, Rice 2, BYU 1, Central Michigan 1.
Saturday. EAST finale. body is a freshman anymore. We go about 10
17. Iowa State (18-5) beat Oklahoma 75-74. Canisius 67, Iona 47 AP Voting for Leading 33-27 at halftime, EMCC (12-7,
Next: vs. TCU, Saturday. Md.-Eastern Shore 78, Savannah St. 46
Niagara 81, St. Peter’s 57 Adam Minichino deep. Our job is to come in off the bench and
18. Texas Tech (18-5) beat West Virginia
81-50. Next: at Oklahoma, Saturday. SC State 63, Delaware St. 60 Dispatch sports editor Adam Minichino is a voter 6-2 North) was dominant in the next 15 min- provide some energy. (Begley) wouldn’t play
19. Wisconsin (16-6) did not play. Next: at
Minnesota, Wednesday.
Jackson St. 60, Ark.-Pine Bluff 41
on The Associated Press’ weekly women’s college
basketball poll. Here is his ballot for this week:
utes. The Lions held the Bulldogs without a us if we weren’t being counted on to help the
20. Iowa (17-5) did not play. Next: at Indiana, LSU 61, Missouri 51 1. Baylor field goal for close to seven minutes to start
Thursday. MVSU 54, Grambling St. 52 2. Oregon team win.”
21. LSU (17-4) did not play. Next: at NC A&T 72, Bethune-Cookman 48 3. Louisville the second half.
Mississippi State, Wednesday.
22. Florida State (16-5) did not play. Next: at
NC Central 64, Florida A&M 57
4. Mississippi State
Noel Jones sparked EMCC by hitting In the opener, coach Sharon Thompson’s
5. Notre Dame
Syracuse, Tuesday.
23. Buffalo (19-3) did not play. Next: vs.
Maryland 80, Illinois 66 6. UConn 3-pointers, while Darrious Agnew energized EMCC Lady Lions earned a 71-49 victory.
Rio Grande 71, Chicago St. 55 7. Oregon State
Central Michigan, Saturday.
24. Maryland (17-6) did not play. Next: at
8. Marquette the student section with two monster dunks. In the first meeting, Holmes C.C. earned a
Baylor 74, Texas 68
Nebraska, Wednesday.
25. Cincinnati (19-3) did not play. Next: at
Prairie View 71, Alabama St. 59 9. North Carolina State
10. Maryland Powers was everywhere, too, grabbing 61-57 victory.
Texas Southern 53, Alabama A&M 45
Memphis, Thursday. FAR WEST 11. South Carolina
12. Stanford
critical rebounds, collecting assists, and forc- Brianna Page had a career-high 25 points
The Associated Press N. Colorado 84, Montana St. 73
13. Syracuse ing some turnovers in the passing lane. and seven rebounds for EMCC (8-11, 5-3),
Men’s Top 25 The AP Women’s Top 25 14. Iowa
15. Gonzaga “That stretch to start the second half was while Tye Metcalf had 14 points and seven
The weekly poll, with first-place votes in parenthe- Fared
ses, records through Feb. 3, total points based on
25 points for a first-place vote through one point for
16. Arizona State
17. Utah
as well as we can play,” EMCC sophomore assists and Aamiya Rush had 12 points and
1. Baylor (20-1) beat No. 14 Texas 74-68.
a 25th-place vote and last week’s ranking:
Next: vs. TCU, Saturday.
18. Rutgers guard Terryonte Thomas said. “When we seven rebounds.
Rec. Pts Prv 19. Texas A&M
1. Tennessee (48) 20-1 1579 1 2. Louisville (21-1) did not play. Next: vs. 20. Texas start clicking and this place starts rocking,
2. Duke (12) 19-2 1532 2 No. 15 Syracuse, Thursday.
21. Florida State The Lady Lions erased a 28-24 halftime
3. Virginia (4) 20-1 1478 3 3. Oregon (21-1) did not play. Next: at
22. West Virginia that’s a good thing. The bond on this team is
4. Gonzaga 21-2 1423 4 California, Friday.
4. Notre Dame (21-2) did not play. Next: at
23. North Carolina really strong. We feed off each other so well. deficit with a 16-2 run to open the second
5. Kentucky 18-3 1310 7
6. Nevada 21-1 1228 8 No. 25 Miami, Thursday.
24. Minnesota
25. South Dakota A lot of us have been together for two years. half. Metcalf had 12 of her 14 points in the
7. Michigan 20-2 1217 5 5. UConn (19-2) did not play. Next: vs.
8. North Carolina 17-4 1167 9 East Carolina, Wednesday. SEC Women It’s special out there on the court.” final half. The team shot 69 percent from the
9. Michigan State 18-4 1051 6 6. Mississippi State (21-1) did not play. Conf. Pct. Overall Pct.
10. Marquette 19-3 1029 10 Next: vs. Tennessee, Sunday. Miss. State 9-0 1.000 21-1 .954 Holmes C.C. (12-6, 4-3) failed to recover field (18-for-26) in that half.
11. Virginia Tech 18-3 948 12 7. Oregon State (19-3) did not play. Next:
12. Houston 21-1 838 13 at No. 11 Stanford, Friday.
S. Carolina
Texas A&M
8-1 .889 16-5 .762
7-2 .778 18-4 .818 from the onslaught to start the second half. EMCC is tied for second with Northeast
13. Kansas 17-5 809 11
14. Villanova 18-4 801 14
8. Marquette (19-3) did not play. Next: vs.
Georgetown, Friday.
5-4 .556 18-5 .783
5-4 .556 17-5 .773
Thomas rammed home a 24-foot 3-pointer Mississippi C.C. in the division race.
15. Purdue 16-6 697 17
16. Louisville 16-6 561 15 9. N.C. State (21-1) did not play. Next: at
No. 24 Florida State, Thursday.
Missouri 5-4 .556 16-7 .696 from the top of the key for a 40-29 lead. By n In other action Monday night, ICC swept
Arkansas 5-4 .556 16-7 .696
17. Iowa State
18. Texas Tech
545 20
482 16 10. Maryland (20-2) beat Illinois 80-66. Tennessee 4-5 .444 15-7 .682 the time Jones hit both of his, the Lions led Northeast Mississippi C.C.
Next: vs. Northwestern, Thursday.
19. Wisconsin 16-6 462 24 LSU 4-5 .444 13-8 .619
52-31. The surge came after EMCC had one
20. Iowa 17-5 242 — 11. Stanford (18-3) did not play. Next: vs. Georgia 4-5 .444 13-9 .591 In the women’s game, Shaniyah Buford
21. LSU 17-4 205 19 No. 7 Oregon State, Friday. Alabama 3-6 .333 11-11 .500 field goal in the first eight minutes. The Lions
22. Florida State
23. Buffalo
16-5 180 25
19-3 153 18
12. South Carolina (16-5) did not play.
Next: vs. Mississippi, Thursday.
Ole Miss
2-7 .222 8-15 .348
1-8 .111 6-16 .273 also lost sophomore forward Malik Harper at had 19 points and former Columbus High
24. Maryland
25. Cincinnati
17-6 144 21
19-3 142 —
13. Gonzaga (21-2) did not play. Next: at
Portland, Saturday.
Florida 1-8 .111 5-17 .227
the 12-minute, 15-second mark of the first standout Zaria Jenkins and former Starkville
Also Receiving Votes: Washington 135,
Mississippi State 133, Auburn 128, Kansas
14. Texas (18-5) lost to No. 1 Baylor
74-68. Next: at Kansas, Saturday.
Monday’s Game
half when officials stopped play and ruled he High standout Tabreea Gandy had 14 points
LSU 61, Missouri 51
State 114, Baylor 44, Wofford 15, Lipscomb 5,
Syracuse 3.
15. Syracuse (17-4) did not play. Next: at Today’s Games had thrown a punch during a scuffle under to lead the women’s team to a 79-6 win.
No. 2 Louisville, Thursday. No games scheduled
USA Today Top 25 16. Iowa (17-5) did not play. Next: vs. No. Wednesday’s Games the basket. Kealy Wilson added 10 points for ICC (16-
23 Michigan State, Thursday. No games scheduled
The weekly poll, with first-place votes in
parentheses, records through Feb. 3, points based 17. Utah (18-3) did not play. Next: vs. Thursday’s Games Shortly after the ejection, Holmes C.C.’s 2, 8-0).
on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point
for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking:
Southern Cal, Friday.
18. Texas A&M (18-4) did not play. Next:
Texas A&M at Missouri, 6 p.m. (SEC Network)
Kentucky at Auburn, 6 p.m. Czar Perry hit a 3-pointer to give the Bulldogs Dayzha Rogan led Northeast Mississippi

1. Tennessee (32)
Rec. Pts Pvs
20-1 800 1
at Missouri, Thursday.
19. Kentucky (18-5) did not play. Next: at
Ole Miss at South Carolina, 6 p.m.
Alabama at Florida, 6 p.m.
a 14-10 lead. Perry had 37 points in Holmes C.C. with 25 points. Former New Hope High
2. Duke 19-2 755 2 Auburn, Thursday. Arkansas at LSU, 8 p.m. (SEC Network) C.C.’s 75-74 victory on Jan. 10 in Goodman. standout Lanoria Abrams had 12.
3. Virginia 20-1 734 3 20. Arizona State (15-6) did not play. Friday’s Games
4. Gonzaga 21-2 717 4 Next: at Washington State, Thursday. No games scheduled He scored his team’s final six points Monday
5. Kentucky 18-3 652 6 In the men’s game, Ma’Darius Hobson had
6. Nevada 21-1 607 7
20. Rutgers (17-5) did not play. Next: vs. Saturday’s Games
night and finished with 12.
7. Michigan 20-2 581 5
No. 10 Maryland, Sunday.
22. Iowa State (17-5) did not play. Next:
No games scheduled
Sunday’s Games “We just let one guy get loose and totally a game-high 19 points in ICC’s 73-61 victory.
8. North Carolina 17-4 563 10
9. Marquette 19-3 546 9
vs. West Virginia, Saturday.
23. Michigan State (16-5) did not play.
Florida at Georgia, 11 a.m. (ESPNU)
Tennessee at Mississippi State, 1 p.m. (ESPN) beat us by himself,” EMCC coach Billy Beg- Rance Champ had 16 points and Anfernee
10. Virginia Tech 18-3 492 11
11. Michigan State 18-4 463 8
Next: at No. 16 Iowa, Thursday.
24. Florida State (19-3) did not play. Next:
Auburn at Arkansas, 1 p.m. (SEC Network)
Vanderbilt at Missouri, 3 p.m. (SEC Network) ley said. “Wasn’t totally sure how this game Diggins had 14 for the Indians (9-10, 3-5).
12. Houston 21-1 439 13
13. Villanova 18-4 435 14 vs. No. 9 N.C. State, Thursday.
25. Miami (19-5) did not play. Next: vs.
Monday, Feb. 11
South Carlina at Connecticut, 6 p.m. (ESPN2) might go, but we were going to try to con- Follow Dispatch sports writer Scott Walters
14. Kansas 17-5 404 12
15. Purdue 16-6 322 18 No. 4 Notre Dame, Thursday. Kentucky at Alabama, 6 p.m. (SEC Network) trol him. He got some points tonight, but the on Twitter @dispatchscott

UConn slips to No. 5, its Ex-Vols coach Martin Tennessee remains at No. 1
downplays his return
lowest ranking since 2007 to coach at Tennessee
as top four teams stay same
The Associated Press By STEVE MEGARGEE The Associated Press
The Associated Press
NEW YORK — Coach Geno Auriemma doesn’t The Tennessee men’s basketball team has had a
seem too concerned that UConn has its most losses in KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Missouri men’s bas- couple of shaky moments after earning its first No. 1
six years. ketball coach Cuonzo Martin is downplaying his ranking in 11 years. The Volunteers are rolling now.
After all, the Huskies entered the Final Four unbeat- return to Tennessee as a visiting coach for the Coming off decisive victories against South Caro-
en the last two seasons only to walk away without a na- first time since the end of his tenure coaching lina and Texas A&M, Tennessee remained atop The
tional championship. the Volunteers. Associated Press men’s basketball poll for the third-
“Last time I checked, there’s 365 Division I teams Martin already faces enough of a chal- straight week.
in America, 364 of them would trade places with me in lenge trying to upset the No. 1 Vols (20-1, 8-0 The Vols received 48 of 64 first-place votes from a
a heartbeat,” he told reporters after the Huskies beat Southeastern Conference). Tennessee takes a media panel in the poll released Monday. No. 2 Duke
Cincinnati on Saturday. “I’m not going to lose any sleep school-record 16-game winning streak into Tues- had 12 first-place votes and No. 3 Virginia four. Gon-
over this.” day night’s game against Missouri (11-9, 2-6). zaga and Kentucky rounded out the top five.
UConn suffered its second loss of the season on “It’s just the task at hand, preparing to win a “These guys have worked hard,” Tennessee
Thursday, falling to then-No. 3 Louisville. The Hus- basketball game,” Martin said. “I don’t see it any coach Rick Barnes said after the Texas A&M game.
kies dropped to fifth on Monday in The Associated other way really.” “They’ve really become a team. If you could’ve been
Press women’s basketball poll, their lowest ranking in the huddle the last seven minutes, I didn’t have to
That matter-of-fact approach has helped Mar-
since Feb. 12, 2007. UConn moved into the top five a say a word. “
tin earn respect from rival coaches, though he
week earlier and has remained there every poll since Tennessee (20-1, 8-0 SEC) struggled against Van-
never completely won over Tennessee’s fan base.
— a span of 232 consecutive weeks. That is more than derbilt in its first game at No. 1 and got off to a slow start
Martin went 63-41 at Tennessee from 2011-14
double the next-longest streak, held by Louisiana Tech. against West Virginia. The Vols stomped on the Game-
after replacing Bruce Pearl, who led the Vols to
The Lady Techsters had a 96-week run in the top five cocks and Aggies by a combined 39 points to break a
NCAA tournament bids in each of his six seasons
from 1979-84. century-old school record with their 16th-straight win.
on the job before getting fired amid an NCAA in-
Louisville moved up to second this week behind Tennessee will play Missouri and Florida this week.
vestigation that landed the program on probation.
Baylor. The Lady Bears received 25 of 28 first-place While the top four remained the same, the top 10
votes from a national media panel Monday. The Cardi- Martin left for California after three seasons. became jumbled after Michigan and Michigan State
nals received the other three. Oregon and Notre Dame Although Martin has coached against Tennes- lost.
rounded out the top five teams in the poll. see twice since taking over Missouri’s program The Wolverines, still undefeated two weeks ago,
Mississippi State, Oregon State, Marquette, North in 2017, both games were in Columbia. Missouri dropped two spots to No. 7 after losing to Iowa . The
Carolina State, and Maryland were next. The Wolfpack beat Tennessee 59-55 last season and lost to Ten- Spartans fell three spots to No. 9 following a loss to
lost their first game of the season, falling to North Car- nessee 87-63 on Jan. 8. Indiana , which had lost its previous seven games.
olina on Sunday. Tennessee coach Rick Barnes said Missou- Michigan State learned last week that guard Joshua
Miami entered the poll at No. 25 while BYU fell out ri’s teams take on the blue-collar personality of Langford would not return this season because of a
a week after getting ranked. Martin, who played at Purdue from 1991-95 and knee injury.
TOP FIVE MUSING: After UConn’s run, the next survived non-Hodgkin lymphoma after being di- No. 5 Kentucky, No. 6 Nevada, and No. 8 North
longest active streak of top-five appearances belongs to agnosed during his pro career. Carolina all moved up because of the losses.
Louisville with 32. Notre Dame is right behind with 30. “He was a hard, tough-nosed guy, the kind of WOLPACK, BULLDOGS BOUNCED: Two
Oregon has seven and Baylor five. guy that you knew if you weren’t ready to play, losses and an epically bad shooting night bounced
BIG TEN SHOWDOWN: Maryland moved back he was going to come after you,” Barnes said. “I North Carolina State from No. 23 to out of the poll
into the top 10 for the first time in a few weeks. Mary- think his teams are like that.” without receiving a single vote.
land has a Big Ten showdown with No. 20 Rutgers on Barnes called Martin “one of the finest people The Wolfpack opened the week with an overtime
Sunday, when first place in the conference is on the I’ve been around” and recounted a brief conver- loss to Virginia, then fell flat in a loss to No. 10 Vir-
line. However, Brenda Frese’s team visited Illinois on sation the two coaches once had at a Georgia ho- ginia Tech.
Monday night and will play host to Northwestern on tel. Barnes said he had just taken the Tennessee One of the ACC’s top offenses, N.C. State was held
Thursday. The Scarlet Knights don’t play until Sun- job when Martin said that “you’re going to love to 24 total points, the worst output by an ACC team
day’s game. Rutgers handed Maryland its first loss of it” there. Martin says he has no recollection of since the shot clock began in the 1985-86 season.
the season on Dec. 31. that meeting. The Wolfpack made nine shots while shooting
MOVING ON UP: Marquette continued its histor- Martin’s Tennessee tenure was somewhat 16.7 percent, lowest in the history of a league found-
ic year, moving into eighth in the poll this week. That is bittersweet. He led Tennessee to three-straight ed in 1953.
the highest ranking for the Golden Eagles and the best NCAA tournament victories and a regional semi- Mississippi State was the only other team to drop
ranking for any team in the Big East Conference since final berth in his last season with the Vols, yet he from the poll, falling out from No. 22 after losing to
Xavier was fifth on March 14, 2011. never was as beloved as his popular predecessor. Alabama.
4B TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2019 The Dispatch •


Schedule announced for MSU’s 34th-annual Super Bulldog Weekend

From Special Reports There will be two chances will hold Fan Day from 3-5 Dudes Zone with inflatable enter the gates at Cowbell Yell
to view Daryl Greenan’s wom- p.m. Saturday at the Palmeiro games for kids. will receive a free 2019 ‘Dudes’
STARKVILLE — The 34th en’s tennis team in SEC action Center, located adjacent to To help ensure everyone T-shirt. MSU students can sign
annual Super Bulldog Week- during Super Bulldog Week- Dudy Noble Field and Hum- in attendance has a chance up for “The Dudes,” the official
end, a Mississippi State spring end. The squad will play host phrey Coliseum. to meet all the student-ath- baseball student support group
homecoming tradition, will be to Texas A&M at 3 p.m. Friday The event will follow the letes and coach Lemonis, stu- that offers exclusive prizes for
April 12-14 on the MSU cam- and LSU at 1 p.m. Sunday. MSU men’s basketball team’s dent-athletes may only sign attending games during the
pus. Saturday’s slate begins with game against Kentucky at noon posters while coach Lemonis 2019 season.
Fans will get a glimpse of Joe the MSU women’s soccer team, tipoff. Fans are reminded that will autograph one item of Cowbell Yell also will fea-
Moorhead’s 2019 football team fresh off its first NCAA tourna- basketball parking restrictions choice per person. Posters and ture the debut of the 2019 intro
as it closes spring ball with the ment appearance, taking on Au- will remain in place until after schedule cards will be available video, remarks from Lemonis
Maroon and White Game at 1 burn in an 11 a.m. spring exhi-
p.m. Saturday, April 13 at Da- the game. for free to fans. and members of the baseball
bition at the MSU Soccer Field. Doors to the Palmeiro Cen- The baseball team also will program.
vis Wade Stadium. Admission First-year head coach James
is free. MSU’s clear bag and ter will open at 2:30 p.m. Fans hold Cowbell Yell at 6 p.m. A variety of Maroon
Armstrong, who served as the are asked to enter through the Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Dudy No- Memories will be available
metal detector policies will be associate head coach at Auburn
in place. southeast entrance of the build- ble Field. The event will take to enhance your Fan Day and
the past six seasons, will lead ing. The 2019 roster and coach place prior to the MSU men’s Cowbell Yell experiences, in-
Coach Chris Lemonis’ na- MSU.
tionally ranked baseball team Chris Lemonis will sign auto- basketball team’s game against cluding early entry, front of the
Additional details on Super graphs, while other activities Alabama. line passes, and more. The full
will welcome Alabama to the Bulldog Weekend will be an-
new Dudy Noble Field for a include photos with the 2018 Gates to Dudy Noble Field menu of Memories went live for
nounced at a later date.
three-game Southeastern Con- College World Series partici- will open at 5:30 p.m. In the purchase Monday.
ference series. Game 1 will be pant trophy, Maroon Memories event weather plays a factor in MSU will play host to
at 6:30 p.m. Friday. Game 2 will MSU baseball team will hold Stadium Tours, appearances the day, the event will move into Youngstown State at 4 p.m. Fri-
be at 3 p.m. Saturday. Game 3 Fan Day on Saturday by Jak, Bully, and the MSU Di- the Palmeiro Center. day, Feb. 15, in its season open-
will be at 3 p.m. Sunday. The MSU baseball program amond Girls, as well as a Lil’ The first 1,000 students to er at Dudy Noble Field.

Patriots Belichick joins Halas, Lambeau with six championships
By CHARLES ODUM Super Bowl trophy which Landry, Joe Gibbs and Belichick still has own weight so we could row.’”
The Associated Press was displayed Monday others as the greatest quarterback Tom Brady, achieve our team goals. Belichick provided ev-
when Belichick and Ju- NFL coaches. so the Patriots can’t be ... It’s what we were able idence of his attention to
ATLANTA — Bill Be- lian Edelman, the MVP That was before Be- overlooked in the ear- to accomplish as a team
lichick is now standing detail on Monday when
of Sunday’s game , dis- lichick began collecting ly discussion of teams that makes me the most
shoulder to shoulder with he questioned Edelman’s
cussed the Patriots’ latest championships. He now which could reach Super proud.”
the NFL’s all-time great- championship. has two more Super Bowl Bowl 54 in Miami. Brady, 41, said Sunday version of that exchange.
est coaching icons. Belichick said it was titles than Noll’s previous “I competed against he plans to keep playing The coach’s clarification
When considering “incredibly flattering” record of four and must some of those coaches . Similarly, Belichick, 66, came immediately after
his place in history, Beli- to hear his name men- be included in any group- and some I didn’t com- has made no mention of taking the microphone.
chick’s accomplishments tioned with the coaching ing of all-time greatest pete against but I was retiring, so there’s no “First of all, I think Ju-
transcend the Super Bowl legends. He said Halas coaches. aware of,” Belichick said. reason to think he has lian might have misquot-
era after his New England was friends with his fa- NFL Commissioner “Coach Lombardi, as a kid finished setting new stan-
Patriots’ 13-3 Super Bowl ed me,” Belichick said
ther Steve Belichick, who Roger Goodell on Mon- growing up and watching dards for his profession.
53 win over the Los An- played for the Detroit Li- day described Belichick’s the first Super Bowl. It’s Edelman said early in his typical dry tone. “I
geles Rams on Sunday ons and was a longtime record of success as “in- incredibly flattering.” in his career he saw Be- have a ton of respect for
night. assistant coach at Navy. credible” and “unprece- Belichick said the lichick on a treadmill, plumbers. Those people
Belichick has joined “I grew up watching dented.” championship is “a team watching game film, late do a great job. I think I
George Halas and Curly coach Halas,” Belichick “We’re grateful to see accomplishment” and at night at the team’s prac- said it beats working. But
Lambeau as the only said. him continue to have said “our entire team and tice facility. anyway.”
coaches to win six NFL Lombardi, “Papa Bear” great football teams and organization put forth a The wide receiver
With that, it was on to
titles. Halas and Lambeau are bring them together in a superior and supreme ef- said he told Belichick
Vince Lombardi won the names which have way I don’t think any oth- fort to achieve that. That’s “You sure like football.” football. It’s not too early
five titles, including two been mentioned with Bill er coach has ever done in really what it’s all about, Edelman said the coach to start planning a way to
Super Bowls. Lombardi Walsh, Chuck Noll, Paul the history of the game,” about how all of us came responded “’Beats being break that tie with Halas
is the namesake of the Brown, Don Shula, Tom Goodell said. together and pulled our a plumber. See you tomor- and Lambeau.

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cruciate ligament — have been well doc- at Leake Academy. The winner of that the 6-foot standout from impacting the ty and athleticism that not many people
umented. His knee injury denied him an game will advance to the tournament’s action in a lot of ways. have.
opportunity to contribute on the court to title game Saturday. “He may come out one night and have “He could do whatever he wanted (if
Heritage Academy’s run to the Missis- Heritage Academy will play host to assist numbers of a point guard,” White- he was healthy and he concentrated only
sippi Association of Independent Schools the Class AAA North State tournament side said. “He may come out and have on basketball). I am not going to sit here
(MAIS) Class AAA State title. This next week. scoring numbers of a two guard. He may and say he is a college basketball play-
season, a hand injury suffered against In December, Griffin earned defen- have rebounding numbers of a four-five er because he just hasn’t played. If that
Starkville Academy and a sprained left sive MVP in the MAIS Senior All-Star guy. He does a lot for our team in every was something that he decided — with
ankle in his first game back against football game. He had two interceptions facet of the game. He guards well. His no injuries — that he was going to con-
Magnolia Heights have forced Griffin to and caught a touchdown pass to help his on-ball defense is really good, and the centrate on, he is pretty driven in every-
miss about a month of the campaign. As White team earn a 24-22 victory against kind of leadership he gives you really thing he does, and competitive, so if all
the postseason begins, Griffin said he is the Blue team. Griffin also had at least can’t replace.” of that fell into place and he wanted to do
healthy and the Patriots are primed to five pass breakups and multiple tack- Whiteside said the leadership Griffin it, he could probably go do it.”
make a long run in the playoffs. les. His 52-yard touchdown catch in the provides is based on a “team-first” ap- Griffin said he is most proud of the
“It is team first. We break it down with fourth quarter helped his squad rally proach. He credited Griffin for being on fact that he plays with a lot of heart and
‘together,’ ” Griffin said. “Nobody really from a nine-point deficit. the bench last season and providing a lot leaves it out on the court. That emotion
cares about assists or points or rebounds. Griffin’s time at safety in the All-Star of energy for his teammates in the run might have bubbled over when he in-
We just kind of all play together. I just do game marked a return to the position to the championship. This season, Grif- jured his hand against Starkville Acad-
whatever I need to for my teammates. he played in the regular season for the fin is delivering that spark on the court. emy. Griffin offers a slight smile as he
“I just try to come to practice each Patriots before he moved to outside line- Whiteside there is no telling how good acknowledges the injury was his fault,
day and try to work my hardest and set backer, where he helped solidify a de- of a basketball player Griffin could be if but he said he is glad he is healthy again
an example. I think I have been doing an fense that proved to be stingy in a run to he was healthy and he focused on that and set for a productive “third” season in
all right job. There is always room for im- a MAIS Class AAA, District 2 title. sport. what has been a busy senior year.
provement.” Whiteside, who is the defensive co- “He is an unbelievable athlete,” Wh- “This is where our hard work and our
Top-seeded Heritage Academy (23-4) ordinator on the school’s football team, iteside said. “He could probably go out practice is going to show off,” Griffin
will take on the winner of the game be- said Griffin is finally getting in basket- there and compete in track and field if said, “and I think we can do some spe-
tween Winston Academy and Starkville ball shape. He said it has taken a little he wanted to. He could probably go out cial things.”
Academy at 5:15 p.m. Thursday in the while for Griffin to get into “basketball there and play baseball if he wanted to. Follow Dispatch sports editor Adam
MAIS Class AAA, District 2 tournament mode,” but he said that hasn’t prevented He just has that kind of God-given abili- Minichino on Twitter @ctsportseditor

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years — some described me basketball team in the Final Four teared up in a booth at a Waffle mention Barb Kowal and Carl and observing him. I also
as shy. My first jobs as a sports in Dallas. As Zack navigated the House drinking chocolate Adamec for playing pivotal roles. learned to love women’s basket-
writer gave me an opening to back roads in the state of Arkan- milk. Again, I felt I needed to Barb was one of the nation’s best ball, which has shaped much of
be inquisitive and to talk to sas, I sat in the passenger seat be with my son. Austin didn’t sports information directors. At my professional career.
people I might never have met. and tried to keep him from see- need me to be there. He and UConn, she taught an aspiring Now it’s time to spend more
That work offered a chance to ing me cry. I’m not sure what hit his Next Level team did just journalist about professionalism, time being part of the story
listen, to learn, to travel, and to me, but I had an overwhelming fine. For me, though, the time respect, and thoroughness. rather than telling it. I won’t
tell stories. I loved it. I think I sense I needed to be somewhere had come to re-evaluate what I Those are tenets I used as the get a chance to write about
became a “people person,” not else — namely with my son at was doing and to consider what foundation of my career. the exploits of my son or his
someone who would always his baseball tournament. You can was most important in my life. Carl remains one of the teammates, but I will be there
carry a conversation, but some- call me an old softie, but it was That’s why today I want to nation’s premier college bas- cheering all of them on. It’s
one you could trust. one of the first times it dawned say thank to everyone who has ketball writers. He served as a where I need to be.
That’s why I know I am mak- on me I had my priorities in the allowed me to be a part of their mentor for me when I started
ing the right decision because wrong place. story and who has helped along covering the UConn women’s Adam Minichino is sports
I am listening to myself. I first The same feeling hit me last the way. There have been plenty team. He listened. He watched. editor of The Dispatch. He can
heard that voice in 2017 when I year when I was on the road of wonderful people and great He asked the tough questions. be reached at aminichino@
was riding with Zack Plair to cov- covering the MSU women’s trips. I learned how to be a reporter Follow him on
er the Mississippi State women’s basketball team. This time, I I would be remiss if I didn’t by sitting next to him at games Twitter @ctsportseditor.

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double-doubles, eighth in ren Cox), Notre Dame made the cut. formances, Perry was 21 points and matched points on 9-for-12 shoot-
blocks, 21st in field goals (Arike Ogunbowale and The 15 finalists will named SEC Freshman of a SEC season-high with ing at Alabama
made, and 38th in total Jessica Shepard), and Or- be revealed ahead of the the Week. 11 rebounds at Ole Miss Kentucky forward PJ
points. egon (Ruthy Hebard and NCAA tournament. The The honor is the first en route to his second Washington and Tennes-
Four schools have mul- Sabrina Ionescu). Wooden Award winner of Perry’s career. It is double-double in his last see guard Jordan Bone
tiple players on the list, The Pacific-12 Con- will be announced April MSU’s second SEC week- three outings. were named SEC co-Play-
led by Connecticut with ference leads all confer- 12 at the College Basket- ly award for the 2018-19 Perry hit the go-ahead
ers of the Week.
three selections (Naphee- ences with five selections, ball Awards. season. Lamar Peters 3-pointer with 3 minutes,
sa Collier, Crystal Dan- followed by the Atlantic captured SEC Player of 32 seconds remaining to The MSU men will
gerfield, and Katie Lou Coast Conference with the Week on Dec. 10. break a 73-all tie and help play host to LSU at 8 p.m.
Samuelson), followed by four. Perry named SEC Perry averaged 19.5 push MSU to its first win Wednesday (ESPN2).
three schools with two Texas A&M’s Chenne- Freshman of the Week points, nine rebounds, in Oxford since 2010-11. The MSU women will
selections apiece: Baylor dy Carter and Missouri’s After delivering two and two blocks per game. Perry opened the week play host to Tennessee at
(Kalani Brown and Lau- Sophie Cunningham also career-high scoring per- He poured in a career-best with a then career-high 18 1 p.m. Sunday (ESPN).
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MSU finished 38-23 last sea- ball,” Davidson said. “This is rests with junior right-hander
son. The Bulldogs hit .292 and
“Special. That’s the word for this season. The an exciting challenge to me. Candace Davis (4-3, 3.11 earned
averaged 5.2 runs per game.
In the Tucson Regional cham-
seniors want to carry this program where it Offensively, we have a lot of fire-
power. We have a lot of speed.
run average, 56 1/3 innings) and
sophomore right-hander Emily
pionship round, MSU dropped
a one-run decision to regional
has not gone before.” Just excited to start the season
so we can build off last season.”
Williams (5-1, 1.74, 52 1/3).
Junior right-hander Alys-
champion Arizona. Mississippi State senior utility play Emily Heimberger Stuedeman typically has sa Lozer is also expected to
Sixteen letterwinners and mixed and matched a pitching make an immediate impact af-
five position starters return staff with few defined roles. ter transferring from Arizona
from that team. ting ready for this moment. We MSU senior outfielder Kat Some players may alternate State.
MSU begins the season just think this can be a special Moore said. “She just excels at between starting and reliev- “She is a power pitcher. She
ranked No. 24 in the presea- team and a special season.” everything. It’s the kind of work ing. Rarely, do pitchers throw will be able to throw 67, 68,”
son National Football Coaches Mia Davidson had a special ethic that rubs off on everyone. complete games. That strategy Stuedeman said. “She has a
Association rankings. It is the season in 2018, earning South- She isn’t going to rest after last should continue as Stuedeman chance to be dominant. Just
second preseason ranking in eastern Conference Freshman season. This year, she wants to gets a handle on her staff. proud of all of our pitchers and
program history (2001). of the Year honors. The North be even better.” “We have five pitchers and you each will contribute. Now it’s
“Special. That’s the word for Carolina native set a school re- Davidson said the softball will see them all this weekend,” time to play games and see
this season,” MSU senior utility cord with 19 home runs. season is long and she can’t get Stuedeman said. “There is so where we stand.”
player Emily Heimberger said. This season, Davidson has caught up in the individual acco- much that each of them can do Freshman left-hander Grace
“The seniors want to carry this made several preseason watch lades from a year ago. Instead, to help this team win. We have Fagan and freshman right-
program where it has not gone lists and is one of 50 players she feels like she should be spent more time with the pitchers hander Kayla Boseman round
before. We want to leave a leg- on USA Softball’s Player of the judged by her team’s success. during the start of practice. As out the staff.
acy for the younger players. Year list. “This year is different be- the season progresses, this staff Follow Dispatch sports
Since last season ended, we “Mia is the most focused cause I have already been will get better and better.” writer Scott Walters on Twitter
have been working hard, get- player I have ever been around,” through a year of college soft- The returning experience @dispatchscott

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The Dispatch •
at public outcry, and follows:
6B TUESDAY, February
sell 5, 2019legal hours
(being between the “2019 Erate Bid”
hours of 11:00 a.m., Bid Opening: February
Legal Notices 0010 and
0010 at the 27,
0010 a.m. General Help Wanted 3200 Apts For Rent: West 7050 Commercial Property For
main front door of the Rent 7100

The following vehicle Lowndes County Court- Envelopes not so HEAVY EQUIPMENT
has been abandoned at house in Columbus, marked will not be con- SERVICE MECHANIC COMMERCIAL PROPER-

Shelton's Towing Inc., MS, to the highest and sidered with verifiable experi- TIES/Retail/Office
1024 Gardner Blvd., best bidder for cash, ence, own tools and Spaces starting @
Columbus, MS 39702 the following described As an alternate submis- clean MVR. Submit $285/mo. Downtown &
property situated in
Lowndes County, MS,
sion mechanism, bids
may be submitted
resume by fax to Apartments East Columbus loca-
2002 Ford Mustang 662-492-4490
Vin# to-wit: through secure electron- or email to: & Houses tions. 662-435-4188.
4T1BE46K89U279404 ic submission. Vendors
PARCEL NO. I: Lot 13 of wishing to submit their 1 Bedrooms OFFICE FOR RENT.
30x15. Separate air
This vehicle will be put Country Club Subdivi- proposal via secure THE GOLDEN Triangle 2 Bedroooms conditioner & bathroom.
up for sale on the 26th
day of February, 2019
sion, a subdivision of
Lowndes County, Mis-
electronic bidding Planning & Develop-
should email Millie Rod- ment District is accept- 3 Bedrooms $400/mo. Located in
Caledonia. Call 662-
at 10:00 am at sissippi, according to abough for electronic 574-0082.
Shelton's Towing, Inc., the map or plat thereof submission instruc-
ing applications for part-
time personal care at- Furnished &
1024 Gardner Blvd.,
Columbus, MS 39702.
of record in Subdivision tions. If a response is
Plat Book 1 at Page 88 not received within 4
tendants to work in the Unfurnished Columbus Office, Retail,
Golden Triangle area.
in the office of the
Chancery Clerk of
hours, it is the respons- Applicants must have a
ibility of the respondent valid driver's license, re-
1, 2, & 3 Baths Restaurant Space avail-
able. Call 662-328-
PUBLISH: 1/22, 1/29,
& 2/5/2019 Lowndes County, Mis- to call Millie Rod- liable transportation, & Lease, Deposit 8655 or 662-574-7879.

sissippi; Subject to the abough at 662-630-
restrictive covenants
liability insurance on
0118 to confirm receipt vehicle. Contact Phyllis
& Credit Check Houses For Rent: Northside
BIDS and conditions con- of the request. Flake at Golden Tri- 7110
The MS Regional Hous-
ing Authority IV, Colum-
tained in the instru-
ment dated February
27, 1951, recorded in
angle Planning & Devel-
The Columbus-Lowndes opment District, 106 Mi-
County Library System
327-8555 2BR HOUSE. Stove, ref.,
w/d hookup, window
ley Dr., Starkville, MS.
bus, Ms. will receive Deed Book 222 at has the right to accept No telephone calls Apts For Rent: Other 7080 a/c, heat electric.
bids for their “New Of- Pages 124-125, inclus- or reject any or all bids. please. $485/mo. Lease-
fice Building and 504 ive, in the office of the Publish by order of the 1BR/1BA Apts for rent. dep.+credit check. Cole-
Renovations at Project Columbus-Lowndes College Manor Apts, dir- man Realty. 329-2323.
Chancery Clerk of
MS 019-017, Grenada, Lowndes County, Mis- County Library System.
Medical / Dental 3300
ectly across from MUW. 3BR/2BA. Fresh paint, YESTERDAY’S ANSWER
MS”. Bids from Con- sissippi. DENTAL ASSISTANT Completely renovated, YESTERDAY’S
tractors will be received Director, Erin Busbea new carpet, ch/a,
incl granite countertops, fenced yard & appl furn.
at the Management Of- PARCEL NO. II: Part of Columbus-Lowndes
needed. Must have cur- Sudoku is a number-
fice of the Housing Au- Lot 12 of said Country County Library System
rent radiological license,
CPR Certification, and
SS appls & W/D. 12 mo 662-251-9696.
lease, dep req, $650/ placing puzzle
Sudoku based on
is a number-
2 7 8 3 9 1 6 4 5
thority at 2845 South Club Subdivision, more at least 1 year experi- mo. 662-425-3817. COLONIAL TOWN- a 9x9 grid
placing with based
puzzle severalon 6 5 4 7 2 8 9 3 1

2019 Conceptis Puzzles, Dist. by King Features Syndicate, Inc.

Frontage Road, Colum- particularly described as Publish: ence. Send resume to HOUSES. 2 & 3 bed-
bus, MS, until 2:00 follows, to-wit: January 29, 2019 and Office Manager 2BR/1BA located in room w/ 2-3 bath town- agiven
9x9 grid with several
numbers. The object 3 9 1 5 6 4 7 2 8
p.m., Thursday, Febru- February 5, 2019 Historic Downtown given numbers. The object
ary 28, 2019 at which Begin at the extreme
PO Box 8936 houses. $600 to $695.
Columbus. 2,000 sqft. 662-549-9555. Ask for is to place the numbers 4 3 9 6 8 7 1 5 2
Columbus, MS 39705 is
time and place all bids South corner of Lot 12 Building & Remodeling 1120 Hardwood floors Glenn or text. 1 to place
to 9 in thethe numbers
empty spaces
will be publicly opened of said Country Club HELP WANTED throughout. Open floor. 1sotothat
9 ineach
the empty spaces
row, each 1 6 7 2 4 5 8 9 3
and read aloud. This is Subdivision; thence HOME REPAIRS & CON- Very nice. Incl W&D. HOUSE WITH APART-
a rebid on this project. Northwesterly along the STRUCTION WORK CARE CENTER OF $1200/mo. Call MENT NEAR MUW. so that each
column row, each
and each 3x3 box 8 2 5 1 3 9 4 6 7
Southwest side of said WANTED. Carpentry, ABERDEEN 662-328-8655. 323 13th St. N. 3 Blks column
containsand theeach
same3x3 box
Specifications and Lot 12 for a distance of small concrete jobs, from MUW. L/r, d/r, contains the same number
5 8 6 9 7 3 2 1 4
Drawings can be viewed 37.5 feet; thence North- electrical, plumbing, RN SUPERVISOR DOWNTOWN: 2BR/1BA, b/r, kitchen, large f/r only once. The difficulty
in the office of RJZ Ar- easterly 225.5 feet roof repairs, pressure M-F, 8A-4:30P CH&A, 1 story, W/D, w/ fireplace, 2BR/3BA. only once. The difficulty 7 1 2 4 5 6 3 8 9
washing and mobile historic district, 1 block Laundry room, outside level increases from
chitecture, PA, Architec- along a straight line level increases from 9 4 3 8 1 2 5 7 6
ture Engineering; 91 whose projection will in- home roof coating and LPN 3P - 11P from downtown, $625/ fenced patio, screened Monday to Sunday.
Sunset Drive, Suite C, tersect the West right- underpinning. No job LPN 11P - 7A mo. + $625 dep. NO side porch & work room
Monday to Sunday. Difficulty Level 2/04

Grenada, Mississippi of-way line of Choctaw too small. 549-7031. PETS. 662-574-8789. WITH ATTACHED APART-
38901. Bid documents Road 30 feet Southerly Apply in person at Peaceful & Quiet area. MENT B/r, d/r, kitchen
are being made avail- from the Southeast SUGGS CONSTRUCTION Care Center & bathroom. NO HUD.
able via original paper corner of Lot 12, (the Building, remodeling, 505 Jackson St, 1, 2, 3 BEDROOM apart- Ref. req. Dep. req.
copy. Plan holders are Southeast corner of Lot metal roofing, painting Aberdeen ments & townhouses. Pets allowed w/ extra
required to register for 12 being the North & all home repairs. EOE Call for more info. dep. $1075/mo.
an account at corner of Lot 13 of said 662-242-3471 662-328-8254. 662-386-7506.
www.jones-zanderplan Country Club Subdivi- Tom Hatcher, LLC Truck Driving 3700 to view and FIRST FULL MONTH Houses For Rent: Caledonia
sion); thence South- Custom Construction,
order Bid Documents. RENT FREE! 1 & 2 Bed-
westerly 243 feet, more Restoration, Remodel- CLASS A CDL DRIVER room Apts/Townhomes. 7160
All plan holders are re- or less, to the Point of ing, Repair, Insurance with Truck & Lowboy
quired to have a valid Stove & refrigerator.
Beginning, Subject to claims. 662-364-1769. Trailer experience to $335-$600 Monthly. 2BR/1BA. Privacy
email address for regis- the restrictive coven- Licensed & Bonded load, haul, & unload
tration. Bid documents Credit check & deposit. fence. Walking distance
ants and conditions as heavy construction Coleman Realty, to school. $750/mo +
are non-refundable and hereinabove referred to; General Services 1360 equipment. Overnight $750 dep. 1 year lease.
must be purchased 662-329-2323.
LESS AND EXCEPT the travel required. Only No pets. 662-242-
through the website. following described FREE TRAINING for qualified applicants with DOWNTOWN LOFT. 0683.
Questions regarding tracts, to-wit: JOB SEEKING WOMEN; clean MVR, current Very big, nice 1 bed-
website registration and COMPUTER TRAINING, medical examiner’s room. Wood floors, lots Houses For Rent: Other 7180
online orders please (A) That part of Parcel RESUME WRITING, & IN- certificate and no acci- of windows. $700 per
contact Plan House No. I, more particularly TERVIEW SKILLS; dents need apply. Fax month. Call Stewart, 1 ROOM/1BA, Utilities
Printing at (662) 407- described as follows, to- Tues & Thurs Evening resume to 662-492- 662-364-1610. Included. $400/mo.
0193. The non-refund- wit: Begin at the ex- classes start February 4490 or email to One person only. Refs
able deposit is $ treme North corner of 5th. Enroll now at Chris- req. Contact/leave a
100.00 . said Lot 13 of said
Country Club Subdivi-
tian Women's Job
Corps. Min H.S. Dip- Bargain Column 4180
COLEMAN message for more info:
All bids must be submit- sion; thence Southerly loma or Equivalent re- RENTALS
ted in a sealed envel- along the West side of quired. Call 662-722- TOWNHOUSES & APARTMENTS
BROWN WICKER Mobile Homes for Rent 7250
ope and the words Choctaw Road a dis- 3016 or 662-597-1030 weatherproof patio chair
“New Office Building tance of 30 feet; thence with brand new cush-
1 BEDROOM 3BR/2BA Trailer, New
and 504 Renovations at Southwesterly 114.8 Need a Babysitter or a ions $50. 4 drawer 2 BEDROOMS Hope school dist.
Project MS 019-017, feet along a straight line Tutor? Call 662-574- $500/mo & $500 dep.
Grenada, MS” and "Bid whose projection will in- 0426. Teacher Certi-
chest of drawers $50.
3 BEDROOMS Call between 10a-7p.
Documents" clearly writ- tersect the Southwest fied in most subjects. 662-386-4292.
ten on the outside of side of said Lot 12 at a LEASE,
© The Dispatch

Need a Privacy Fence? HOME DESK perfect for NO TEXT MESSAGES.

the bid envelope. Con- point 37.5 feet North-
tact person for further Call me! Licensed w/
westerly from the South 30+ years of exp. Call
student $25. Antique DEPOSIT NICE 3BR/2BA MH in
marble top plant stand
details is RJZ Architec-
ture, PA (662-226-
corner of said Lot 12;
thence Northeasterly
or text 662-549-7167. $75. Pictures available. AND West Lowndes school
district. $485/mo +
7115). See also Sec- 138 feet, more or less, RETAINER WALL, drive- CREDIT CHECK $485 dep. 662-242-
tion 00200-2, Para- to the Point of Begin- way, foundation, con- 7653 or 662-308-7781.
graph 1. ning. Burial Plots 4250
crete, masonry restora-
tion, remodeling, base- FRIENDSHIP CEMETERY 662-329-2323 RENT A fully equipped
camper w/utilities &
All bid envelopes shall (B) That part of Parcels I ment foundation, re-
contain, on the exterior and II, more particularly pairs, small dump truck Burial Space. Square cable from $145/wk -
#103 X-11. $800. $535/month. Colum-
side, the Contractor’s described as follows, to- hauling (5-6 yd) load &
Call Wortley Cole, 2411 HWY 45 N bus & County School
Certificate of Respons- wit: demolition/lot cleaning. 662-574-5591.
ibility number. NO EX- Burr Masonry
COLUMBUS, MS locations. 662-242-
CEPTIONS Begin at the extreme 7653 or 601-940-1397.
662-242-0259. Farm Equipment & Supplies
South corner of said Lot Commercial Property For
All bids shall be written 13 of said Country Club WORK WANTED: 4420 Commercial Property 8050
on the form provided Subdivision; the North- Licensed & Bonded-car- Rent 7100
and shall be sealed in easterly along the East pentry, painting, & de- 2016 CAT Skidsteer w/ RETAIL SPACE Available
an envelope. All other side of said Lot 13 a molition. Landscaping, mulcher. <1,000 hrs, OFFICE SPACE: 2,000 in Historic Downtown.
methods of bidding, ex- distance of 85 feet; gutters cleaned, bush $88,500. 2016 John square feet. 294 404 Main St. 3,000
cept telegraphic modific- thence Northwesterly a hogging, clean-up work, Deere 5100E Tractor, Chubby Dr. Flexible leas- sq. ft. $1,300/mo.
ations, will be con- distance of 211 feet to pressure washing, mov- 210 hrs. $39,500. ing terms. Available Call 662-328-8655
sidered non-responsive. a point on the Southw- ing help & furniture 205-329-1790. now. 662-328-8254. or 662-574-7879.
No modifications on ex- est side of Lot 12 of repair. 662-242-3608
terior of envelope. NO said Country Club Subdi-
Houses For Sale: Northside
General Merchandise 4600
EXCEPTIONS vision (which point is Lawn Care / Landscaping 8150
37.5 feet Northwesterly 1470 FREE TREE Giveaway
No bidder may with- from the South corner 2/7/19 from 8:30-4pm CONVENIENT 3BR/2BA.
draw his bid within 45 of said Lot 12); thence JESSE & BEVERLY'S Lowndes Co. SWCD, For Sale or Lease! 512
days after the date set Southeasterly along the LAWN SERVICE. Mow- 2282 MLK Jr. Dr, Col- Lincoln Rd. New paint,
for the opening thereof, Southwest side of said ing, cleanup, landscap- umbus. 328-5921 ext 3 flooring, brick shop,
and each bidder must Lot 12 and the rear of ing, sodding, & tree cut- One Bundle Per Person. fenced bkyd & patio.
comply with the laws of said Lot 13, a distance ting. 356-6525. Zoned commercial, can
the State of Missis- of 251.5 feet to the be home/office. 662-
Sporting Goods 4720 328-9634 for more info.
sippi and all local laws Point of Beginning. Painting & Papering 1620
relative to the perform- ED SANDERS Gunsmith
ance of said work. INDEXING INSTRUC- SULLIVAN'S PAINT Open for season! 9-5,
Houses For Sale: West 8350
TIONS: Lot 13 and Part SERVICE Tues-Fri & 9-12, Sat.
Certified in lead FSBO: 3BR/2BA in May-
Award will be made to
the lowest responsible
of Lot 12, Country Club Over 50 years experi-
removal. Offering spe- ence! Repairs, cleaning, hew, 1551 Garth Rd. ACROSS
Subdivision, Lowndes
and responsive bidder County, Mississippi. cial prices on interior & refinishing, scopes Close to Columbus, 1 Accord
exterior painting, pres- mounted & zeroed, Starkville & West Point.
whose bid meets the re-
sure washing & sheet handmade knives. New HVAC, 1.7 acres, 5 Traverse
quirements of this Invit- I will convey only such
ation for Bids. The MS title as is vested in me rock repairs.
Located: Hwy 45 Alt,
large metal bldg incl. 10 Friend of D’Art-
Free Estimates $139,000. 662-418-
Regional Housing Au- as Trustee, with no war-
Call 435-6528 North of West Point, 8984 or 662-552-1400. agnan
thority IV reserves the ranties. turn right on Yokahama
right to reject any and Blvd, 8mi & turn left on
12 Joust need
all bids or to waive any WITNESS my signature Stump Removal 1790 Investment Property 8550 13 Prepares for
Darracott Rd, will see
informalities in the bid- this 2nd day of January, sign, 2.5mi ahead shop
ding. 2019. on left. 662-494-6218.
GRAVEL FOR SALE on contingencies
private property. Approx
6 acres. Will sell or 15 Cool, to jazzmen
Submitted by: JAMES ELDRED REN-
Mr. Brian Power, FROE, Trustee Business Opportunity 6050 lease property located 16 Money machine
in NE Noxubee County.
Executive Director HISTORIC DOWNTOWN 601-405-3717. 17 “— pig’s eye!”
James Eldred Renfroe,
Dates to be Published: 648 Lakeland East Dr.,
Columbus: 411 Main 18 Become sharply
St. Office, Retail, Res- Lots & Acreage 8600
January 29, 2019 Ste A, ALLSTUMP GRINDING taurant Space available. attentive
February 5, 2019 Flowood, MS 39232, SERVICE

Find 20 Fix text

Call 423-333-1124. 22 ACRES in Caledonia
Phone 601-932-1011 GET 'ER DONE!
on Wood Rd. All road
TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF We can grind all your
Apts For Rent: Northside 7010 frontage. Water & natur- 21 Like cliffs
SALE Publish: 1/15, 1/22, stumps. Hard to reach
22 Wind indicator
1/29, 2/5/2019 places, blown over al gas available. Resid-
PEAR ORCHARD APTS ential Development
WHEREAS, on January roots, hillsides, back-
2BR Townhouse - $585, Property. 662-356-6862
23 Vestige
18, 2008, Martha H. PUBLIC NOTICE yards, pastures. Free
W/D incl. Great loca- 25 Pulsate
Imes executed a Deed estimates. You find it, or 662-574-3053.
tion. $200 processing
of Trust to T. Harris, INVITATION FOR BIDS we'll grind it!
fee & $50 application 250 ACRE pine planta- 28 Pay tribute to 2 Acropolis setting here”
Collier, III, as Trustee 662-361-8379
fee. 662-328-9471 or tion with 10 to 16 year 31 Jealousy’s kin
Looking 3 Reduce gradually 26 Last
for Trustmark National ERATE PRODUCTS AND
662-889-7565. old trees, prime deer
Bank, as Lender, with SERVICES NOTICE Tree Services 1860 hunting, ideal for hunt- 32 Main dish 4 Great weight 27 Arthurian island
Mortgage Electronic Re-
gistration Systems, Inc., Sealed bids will be re- Apts For Rent: South 7040 ing club, $1500/acre, 34 Nabokov novel 5 Chowder chunk 29 Set straight
A&T Tree Service will divide, Monroe
(“MERS”), as Benefi- ceived by the Columbus- Bucket truck & stump County. 662-369-3778, 35 Laugh sound 6 Fan cry 30 Soprano Scotto
ciary, which is recorded Lowndes County Library removal. Free est. 1BR/1BA 505 5th Ave.
in the office of the System up to and no Serving Columbus S. 1 block from down- or 662-256-5838. 36 Roadhouse 7 New York lake 33 Rear-— (acci-
Chancery Clerk of
Lowndes County, MS, in
Book 2008 at Page
later than 10:00 a.m.
February 27, 2019, at
the Columbus-Lowndes
since 1987. Senior
citizen disc. Call Alvin @
town. Walking distance
to MUW. No pets. CAFB
welcomed. XL l/r, d/r,
1.95 acre lots.
Good/bad credit.
37 Took the lead
40 Cheering loudly
8 Digitize for com-
puter use
35 Towel word
1744; County Library System "We'll go out on a limb b/r & backyard. In- 10% down, as low as 41 “Divine Comedy” 9 Sober 38 Young fellow
314 7th Street North for you!" cludes w/d, air condi-
WHEREAS, said Deed of Columbus, MS, for the tioner, gas heater, hard-
$299/mo. Eaton Land.
writer 11 Rink patron 39 Possesses
Trust was assigned to procurement of Cat- VICKERS TREE wood floors, electric 42 Gives tempo-
Trustmark National egory 2 products and SERVICE, LLC stove, refrigerator. CLASSIFIEDS 14 Road sign
Bank in Book MORT services via Erate fund- Tree trimming and re- $750/mo. $750 dep.
Campers & RVs 9300 rarily 19 Trifling
2018 at Page 26904; ing. A copy of the Re- moval. Fully insured. 662-364-6454. TOMBIGBEE RV Park, 43 Sirius, for one 20 Bit of history
quest for Proposals Free estimates. located on Wilkins Wise
WHEREAS, on Decem- (RFP) can be obtained *Now Accepting Credit Apts For Rent: Other 7080 Rd & Waverly Rd. Full 24 “Lord Jim” author
ber 13, 2018, Trust- by emailing Millie Rod- & Debit Cards* Hookups available. DOWN 25 “Help me out
mark National Bank abough at Call Curt 662-418-0889
substituted James If a or 662-549-2902
$300/mo. 662-328- 1 Maze choices
8655 or 662-574-7879.
Eldred Renfroe as Trust- response is not re- “A cut above the rest”
ee in the aforemen- ceived within 24 hours,
tioned deed of trust with it is the responsibility of General Help Wanted 3200
this recorded in Book
MORT 2018 at Page
the respondent to call
Tillman or Millie Rod- CONTRACTOR SEEKING It’s a classified
experienced carpenter
26906; abough at 769-233-
4515 or 662-630-0118 with lots of experience. rule-of-thumb:
Please call:
WHEREAS, there being
a default in the terms
to confirm receipt of the
RFP request. 662-570-9464 for info. We tell readers
and conditions of the
Deed of Trust and en- All interested bidders
GLASS GLAZIER what they need
needed, experienced in
tire debt secured hav- must attend a mandat-
ing been declared to be ory pre-bid conference
commercial & residen- to know to buy
tial. Must have at least
due and payable in ac- on February 13, 2019
cordance with its terms, beginning at 10:00 a.m.
8 years experience in what they need.
storefront, hardware,
Trustmark National at the Columbus- windows, shower doors,
Bank, the holder of the Lowndes County Library etc. & valid driver's li-
debt has requested the System 314 7th Street cense. Excellent com- Five Questions:
Trustee to execute the North Columbus, MS. munication skills, posit-
trust and sell said land Bidders not attending ive attitude & willing-
and property pursuant the pre-bid conference
to its terms in order to will not be considered.
ness to get the job done
right required! Salary 1 Esquire
raise the sums due, will be determined by
with attorney’s and Bids will be opened at experience. Contact
trustee’s fees, and ex- 10:00 a.m. February
2 Milk
Juanita or Glen at
penses of sale; 27, 2019 Columbus- 205-932-5812.
Lowndes County Library
NOW, THEREFORE, I, System 314 7th Street FULL TIME Position.
James Eldred Renfroe, North Columbus, MS. Must have valid driver's
Trustee for said Deed of Bids must be submit-
Trust, will on February ted in a sealed envel-
license & be able to
drive truck w/ trailer for
3 Jazzercise
6, 2019, offer for sale ope clearly marked as delivery of equipment.
at public outcry, and follows: Some Counter Sales,
sell within legal hours
(being between the “2019 Erate Bid”
Mechanical Knowledge
& lifting required. Apply
4 Guinea pig
hours of 11:00 a.m., Bid Opening: February in person at Handyman WHATZIT ANSWER
and 4:00 p.m.) at the 27, 2019 10:00 a.m. Rentals, Inc. on Hwy 82
main front door of the
Lowndes County Court- Envelopes not so
West in Starkville. 5 Stacy’s Log cabin