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Tuesday | February 12, 2019

SPD investigators: Suspect offered

multiple people $5K to commit murder
Bond on Friday night homicide suspect set at $2M
By Slim Smith a gunshot wound at the West Main bond recommended by investiga- Arms Apartments while respond- tors.
ing to a shots fired call just after 10 “It’s based on his criminal his-
Authorities at a p.m. Friday. tory,” Headley told the judge. “He’s
probable cause hear- Police believe Neal offered Tur- had three domestic assault convic-
ing for a Starkville nipseed’s killer $5,000 to commit tions and an armed robbery con-
man arrested for the murder based on witness testi- viction. He is also facing a pending
conspiracy to com- mony and other evidence. felony charges for the sale of narcot-
mit murder said the “His name came up about two or ics.”
suspect attempted to three hours into the investigation,” Neal is currently out on $10,000
pay multiple people SPD Detective Jonathan Headley bond after being indicted in January
$5,000 to kill the vic- Neal Jr. said during the hearing. “Multiple on three counts of selling cocaine.
tim of a Friday night witnesses said (Neal) had offered After the hearing, Neal was tak-
homicide. them $5,000 to kill (Turnipseed).” en back to Oktibbeha County Jail on
Henry Neal Jr., 27, of Starkville, Headley said he interviewed $2 million bond.
appeared before municipal judge Neal later that evening. Public Information Officer Bran-
Brian Kelley and was formerly “All he would say is that he don Lovelady said the case remains
charged in connection with the Fri- knew the victim and they didn’t get under active investigation.
day murder of Oktibbeha County along,” Headley said. Police have asked that anyone
Slim Smith/Dispatch Staff
resident Joseph Turnipseed Jr., 33. Henry Neal Jr. is escorted out of Starkville City Hall
Headley said Neal was then with information on the case con- after a probable cause hearing before municipal judge
His bond was set at $2 million. placed under arrest based on wit- tact Starkville Police Department Brian Kelley on Monday evening. Neal was charged
Starkville Police Department of- ness statements and other evidence. at 662-323-4131 or Golden Triangle with conspiracy to commit murder and given $2 million
ficers found Turnipseed dead from Kelley questioned the $2 million Crimestoppers at 1-800-530-7151. bond during the proceedings.


arrested for
Waffle House
hit and run,
fleeing police
Man accused of hitting
a woman with his
vehicle Saturday
By Alex Holloway

Starkville police
arrested a man on
Saturday who report-
edly hit a pedestrian
and fled from offi-
Javontae Harris,
Jan Swoope/Dispatch Staff 23, of Starkville, is
Jembe Den percussionists, from left, Alex Swan, Bob Damm, Ada Fulgham, Bonnie Renfroe and Memory Shuffield perform a Harris
facing charges of do-
West African rhythm on jembe drums at the Columbus Arts Council Friday night. The Starkville-based ensemble led by Damm mestic violence aggravated assault
performs a variety of rhythms, each with a distinct cultural meaning. and felony failure to stop a motor
vehicle when an officer signals.
Officers responded to a report-
ed hit and run involving a female
pedestrian at the Waffle House

City forming ad-hoc recycling committee in west Starkville on Saturday,

according to a department press
release. They made contact with
Group will review recycling program, look for improvements sist both of
Harris’ vehicle on Highway 12 and
attempted to stop it.
By Alex Holloway Sistrunk, who is leading the recycling program. ommended Harris continued north onto effort, said the committee’s “We need to look at our members and Louisville Street until his vehicle
formation doesn’t necessarily practices,” she said. “We need volunteers. It left the road near the train tracks
Starkville is putting to- mean the city will introduce to look at the market and best will have sev- at the intersection with Gillespie
gether an informal recycling changes to the program. practices out in other com- en members, Street.
committee to review the city’s However, she said it’s good munities, and we need to see and Sistrunk He fled the vehicle on foot and
program and look at possible to review things periodically, if there are areas where we said it’s got was caught a short time later.
ways to improve it. and it’s been some time since need to make improvements.” room left for another person Harris was booked into the Ok-
Ward 2 Alderman Sandra the city has taken a look at its The committee will con- See Recycling, 3A See Hit and run, 3A

Weather Five Questions Calendar Local Folks Public

1 Che´vre cheese comes from the Today meetings
milk of what animal? Today: Planning
■ CMSD First Annual Parent Fair: Columbus
2 What did the Hollywood sign origi- and Zoning Com-
nally say? Municipal School District invites all CMSD parents
mission, 5:30 p.m.,
3 According to early ‘90s rap duo to this event hosted by the Department of Federal
Programs, from 6-7:30 p.m. at Brandon Central City Hall
Kriss Kross, what will Daddy Mac
make you do? Services Center, 2630 McArthur Drive. Today:
JJ McFarland 4 The original location of what inter- ■ Music and poetry: Mississippi State’s De- Starkville-Oktibbe-
national steakhouse chain opened in partment of Music presents “Sara and Billy and ha Consolidated
Second grade, Caledonia
New Orleans in 1927? Richard and Oscar: America’s Got Talent!’ at 7:30 School District

62 Low 33
5 What multiheaded dog guards the
p.m. in Old Main Academic Center’s Turner A. Board of Trustees,
High gates of the underworld in Greek and
Roman mythology? Wingo Auditorium. Free. 6 p.m., Greensboro
Cloudy and colder Center
Full forecast on Answers, 6B
page 2A. Wednesday Feb. 15: Board
of Aldermen work
■ Science Night at the Museum: This free
family-friendly evening at MSU’s Hilbun Hall and session, 5:30 p.m.,
Inside Cobb Institute of Archeology features tours and City Hall
Classifieds 6B Health 6A activities related to fields from paleontology to Feb. 18: Board of
Comics 5B Obituaries 5A entomology. See the story in today’s Lifestyles Supervisors, 5:30
Crossword 6B Opinions 4A section. Call 662-325-3915 or email amhoffman@ Lora Beth Thigpen likes to p.m., Oktibbeha
Dear Abby 5B go to MSU baseball games. County Courthouse


2A Tuesday, February 12, 2019 The Dispatch •

Say What?
Did you hear? “From the first fall practice, it has been a rewarding
ride. The team is excited about the season ahead.”
Bezos probe concludes mistress’ Mississippi University for Women softball coach John
Newman. The Owls will face off against Rust College
brother was Enquirer source Wednesday at 2 p.m. Story, 1B.

Former TV anchor’s brother is a

supporter of President Donald Trump Budget deal allows far less money
and an acquaintance of Trump allies
Roger Stone and Carter Page than Trump wanted for wall
The Associated Press
and an acquaintance of
Trump allies Roger Stone
With the government being shut down, the Details won’t be
officially released un-
and Carter Page. He is also
the manager of his sister,
specter of another shutdown this close, what til Tuesday, but the
pact came in time to
vate investigators working
for Jeff Bezos have con-
Lauren Sanchez, a former
TV anchor. The investiga-
brought us back together I thought tonight was alleviate any threat of
a second partial gov-
cluded that the brother of
the Amazon CEO’s mis-
tors have not said how they we didn’t want that to happen’ ernment shutdown
believe Michael Sanchez Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby, R-Ala. this weekend. Aides
tress leaked the couple’s
came into possession of his revealed the details Shelby
intimate text messages to
sister’s intimate messages. By ANDREW TAYLOR ly $1.4 billion, according to congres- under condition of anonymity be-
the National Enquirer, a
Michael Sanchez did and ALAN FRAM sional aides. The funding measure cause the agreement is tentative.
person familiar with the
not immediately respond The Associated Press is through the fiscal year, which “Our staffs are just working out
matter told The Associated
to a message seeking com- ends on Sept. 30. the details,” said House Appropria-
Press on Monday. WASHINGTON — Congressio-
ment on Monday. In a Jan. The agreement means 55 miles tions Committee Chairwoman Nita
The person wasn’t au- nal negotiators reached agreement
31 tweet, he said without of new fencing — constructed Lowey, D-N.Y.
thorized to discuss the to prevent a government shutdown
evidence that Bezos’ long- through existing designs such as The pact also includes increases
matter publicly and spoke and finance construction of new
time security consultant, metal slats instead of a concrete wall for new technologies such as ad-
to AP on condition of ano- barriers along the U.S.-Mexico bor-
Gavin de Becker, who is — but far less than the 215 miles the vanced screening at border entry
nymity. der, overcoming a late-stage hang-
leading the private investi- White House demanded in Decem- points, humanitarian aid sought by
The findings add to up over immigration enforcement
gation, “spreads fake, un- ber. The fencing would be built in Democrats, and additional customs
the intrigue surrounding issues that had threatened to scuttle
hinged conservative con- the Rio Grande Valley in Texas. officers.
the clash between the the talks.
spiracy theories.” “With the government being This weekend, Shelby pulled the
pro-Trump tabloid and Republicans were desperate to
An attorney for the tab- shut down, the specter of another plug on the talks over Democratic
the world’s richest man. avoid another bruising shutdown.
loid’s parent company did shutdown this close, what brought demands to limit immigrant deten-
Bezos’ investigators have They tentatively agreed Monday
not immediately respond us back together I thought tonight tions by federal authorities, frustrat-
suggested the Enquirer’s night to far less money for Presi-
to an email seeking com- was we didn’t want that to happen” ing some of his fellow negotiators,
coverage of his affair was dent Donald Trump’s border wall
ment. again, said Senate Appropriations but Democrats yielded ground on
driven by dirty politics. than the White House’s $5.7 billion Committee Chairman Richard Shel-
On Sunday, an attorney that issue in a fresh round of talks
Trump has been highly by, R-Ala.
for the head of American wish list, settling for a figure of near- on Monday.
critical of Bezos over his
ownership of The Wash- Media, which owns the
ington Post and Amazon, Enquirer, said that the in-
and the Post’s coverage of formation for the story had
the White House. been provided by a “reli-
The brother, Michael
Sanchez, is a supporter of
able source” well-known
to Bezos and Lauren San- Rep. Omar apologizes for tweets about support for Israel
President Donald Trump chez.
Freshman Democrat suggested willing to step back and
think through criticism,
in Congress. Pelosi and
other Democrats, includ-
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parents, she was pre-
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1907 Dunbarton Dr., ceded in death by her
Columbus Monday edition; and no later than 7:30 Ste. C, Jackson, MS brothers, Truman Vails
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Monday 65° 53°
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Incomplete notices must be re- She is survived by
Record 80° (1954) 13° (1971)
ceived no later than 7:30 a.m.
for the Monday through Friday
Gaybe Allen her husband, James
Monday 0.00 Vernon, Ala. — Gay- Allen of Vernon, Ala-
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Normal month to date
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7 a.m. Mon. Stage Stage Chng. tion, call 662-328-2471.
Amory 20 11.61 +0.11 Funeral Home Chapel win Vails of Vernon; sis-
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In feet as of
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Capacity Level Chng. Boston 45/30/sh 44/34/pc Orlando 67/47/pc 76/58/c died Feb. 9, 2019, at etery. Visitation was 10 grandchildren; and
Aberdeen Dam 188 163.61 +0.20
Baptist Memorial Hos- from 6-8 p.m. Monday three great-grandchil-
Stennis Dam 166 136.94 +0.20 Honolulu 75/63/sh 76/65/sh Raleigh 56/34/s 63/49/s pital-Golden Triangle. at the funeral home. dren.
Bevill Dam 136 136.47 +0.07 Jacksonville
Salt Lake City
42/35/r A memorial service Otts Funeral Home is Pallbearers will be
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fish and game.
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Wright named chief deputy at LCSO

Wright says he will meet with ing to do us all a good
He served as chief dep-
uty under previous Sher-
got a wonderful group of
men and women that
your casework, share
with you your ups, your
deputies individually in coming weeks A 30-plus-year law
enforcement veteran,
iff Butch Howard for four
years and interim sheriff
work in the department
here, and it’s a privilege
downs, when you want to
say something good and
By ISABELLE ALTMAN Deputy Marc Miley, who Wright has worked at until Arledge was first to serve them.” praise something or when retired last week. LCSO since 1991, with elected in 2011. At the assembly, you want to complain and
Sheriff Mike Arledge more than 20 years inves- Wright was later reas- Wright told officers he gripe about something. I
G r e g announced Wright’s new tigation experience. He signed to Golden Trian- plans to meet with them want to be there to hear it.
Wright has position at a LCSO assem- started his law enforce- gle Regional Airport as individually in the com- “I feel like everybody
been named bly Monday evening. ment career in 1987, at a lieutenant. In 2017, he ing weeks to hear their in this department is a
chief deputy “I’ve been knowing the Moss Point Police was promoted to captain opinions on how the de- valuable member,” he
of the Lown- Greg for a long time,” Department. He graduat- and placed in charge of partment is operating. added.
des County Arledge said. “... Proba- ed from the police acad- investigations. “As most of you know Wright has also qual-
Sheriff’s Of- bly 30-plus years I would emy in 1988. He’s also “It’s going to be my about me, I am a hands on ified as a Republican in
fice. imagine. ... I look at Greg worked with the Oxford honor and privilege to person,” he told officers. the upcoming sheriff’s
Previous- not only as a chief depu- and Batesville police de- serve as chief deputy “I like to get involved, I race. He will face fellow
ly the head of the depart- ty or under-sheriff, but partments, and during once again here,” Wright like to know what’s go- Republican Rick Jones in
ment’s criminal investiga- I look at him as a friend. that time he worked on told media present at the ing on. I like to meet, the primary in May.
tion division, Wright will We’ve been friends a long the Panola-Tate narcotics assembly. “I’m looking talk, share with you your Arledge has said he
take over for former Chief time and I think he’s go- task force. forward to it. I think we’ve concerns, share with you does not plan to run again.

CMSD board of trustees votes to start capital improvements

District hires ing safety improvements
proposed a $17,000 cut
through for parent pick
maintenance fund. The
board transferred approx-
ly served
as assistant
upward trend of student
new assistant The board voted to
tackle a new queuing
up, which would have
parents lined up in the
imately $2.3 million in
excess of that fund to the
pr incipal,
coach and
Killebrew said she is
excited about moving
superintendent line for Sale Elementary football parking lot rather new savings account. lead teach- to Columbus and hopes
School, as well as multiple than backing up traffic on Spears added that hav- er. Under to help CMSD improve
BY MARY POLLITZ projects at Hunt Alterna- Warpath Road. ing a separate account her leader- along the way. tive School gymnasium, During the presenta- also helps the district see ship, Pass
Killebrew “In all honesty, I’ve al-
to include fixing the leak- tion in January, Andrews exactly how much money Christian ways wanted to have an
Mov ing is spent on each capital
ing skylight, creating a suggested the extensive High School has excelled opportunity to grow,” Kil-
forward improvement.
new entrance and filling renovations to Hunt. He on the ACT, a college ad- lebrew said. “I’ve known
with the dis-
in the door between it and estimated fixing the sky- “The board has been mittance test, something Dr. Labat for a long time.
trict’s capi-
the main building. light would be $2,500, working very diligently Killebrew said she hopes
tal improve- She was actually a profes-
Board President Jason blocking the gymnasium with Dr. Labat not only to bring to Columbus.
ment plan, sor of mine and I knew I
Spears said the board has from the main school with these project lists but “We have been fortu-
Columbus could learn a lot from her.
been prioritizing the proj- building would be $1,000 making sure we are being nate enough to have some
Municipal I am so excited and hum-
ects CMSD needed since and installing a new en- good stewards of the tax- of the highest ACT scores
School Dis- Spears bled at the same time to
Andrews and Stafford’s trance would be $17,000. payers’ dollars,” Spears in Pass Christian,” Kille-
trict board of trustees join Falcon nation.”
presentation in January. Superintendent Che- said. “We want to be able brew said. “We also have
earmarked more than Killebrew will be
“I think it’s just some- rie Labat said CMSD will to tackle these projects.” about a 95 percent atten-
$2.3 million for new proj- replacing assistant su-
ects. thing we want to make move forward with each of dance rate (in Pass Chris-
perintendent Pamela
The board voted unan- certain we are putting these four projects start- Administrative hire tian) and I am hoping to
Lenoir-Barr, who an-
imously to begin four dis- every effort into,” Spears ing in March or April. The board also ap- bring some strategies to
said. “Putting dollars Spears said in an effort proved a new assistant su- get that percentage high- nounced her retirement
trict projects during its
aside, it’s going to help us to avoid raising taxes, the perintendent hire during er in Columbus.” effective Oct. 31. Kille-
regular board meeting
Monday night. In Janu- secure our goals, which district is funding the four Monday night’s meeting. Labat said that CMSD brew’s salary will start at
ary, the board listened is safe learning environ- new projects with excess Robyn Killebrew, a princi- has improved its atten- $116,000 as the assistant
to a capital improvement ment and students having district funds. In January, pal at Pass Christian High dance at all levels since superintendent of student
presentation by archi- nice and clean facilities.” the board approved a dis- School, will assume her last year with an aver- and special services. La-
tect Major Andrews, of To prevent traffic trict “savings account.” role with CMSD in early age of about 95 percent bat said Killebrew will
Columbus-based Major from spilling onto the Spears said the district June. Killebrew has been through January of this primarily focus on over-
Design Studio, and engi- main road during student policy mandates a reserve principal at the A-rated year. Labat added she seeing curriculum and
neer Kevin Stafford, of drop off and pick up at fund balance of at least high school for the past hopes Killebrew can principal leadership in
Neel-Schaffer, concern- Sale, Stafford previously 15 percent of the district five years. She previous- continue to increase the her new role.

Continued from Page 1A
or two. She will bring a list bers, they may reach out ue. I think to revisit that ing the pepperoni out of glass, Styrofoam, boxes program is up for review
of members to the board to other people for assis- fairly regularly is a pru- a pizza box doesn’t make with wax coating or food through the committee.
at the Feb. 19 meeting for tance during the process. dent thing to do,” Spruill it recyclable,” she said. “If stains, shrink-wrap or She said there are grants
approval. “There’s room for in- said. it’s got grease spots in the Visqueen plastic sheet- that are available that
“After talking with a volvement, and if anybody bottom of the box, tech- ing, diapers or feminine may be worth considering
few people who are inter- has an interest and wants Areas to consider nically it’s not recyclable hygiene products. if the city can reasonably
ested in the committee to be involved, they’re wel- Sistrunk said one area any more. ... I get ques- Recycling program implement them.
and seeing some of the come to get in touch and she’d like to focus on is tions frequently about participants pay $2 per “I think anything, from
things they want to do, it we’ll keep them on the how the city can do a bet- what you can and can’t month for the program. no changes at all, to what-
may be a six-month kind designated hitter list,” she ter job of educating resi- recycle.” Denis Marble, a secretary ever end of no changes
of thing,” she said. “But I said. dents about the recycling Starkville’s recycling with Starkville Sanitation at all is, is on the table,”
don’t expect it to go on. I Mayor Lynn Spruill program. She said that runs every Wednesday. and Environmental Ser- she said. “But I want us to
expect it to be short-term said she thinks the com- includes better informing The city accepts materi- vices who helps Director survey what we’re doing
and to have a product — a mittee is a good way to people on what can be re- als such as plastic bottles, Calvin Ware oversee the now, how much we charge
report to the board at the look for improvements cycled and what the mar- aluminum and steel cans, program, said it has about for it, how many partici-
end of that term.” with the program. ket considers “clean.” magazines, newspapers, 2,000 participants. pants, where it goes when
She added that, while “The secondary mar- “I hate to admit it, but detergent bottles and Sistrunk said “just it leaves us, where it goes
the committee itself may ket drives what you can it’s not been that long cardboard boxes for re- about anything” with when it gets recycled —
be limited to seven mem- recycle and what has val- since I learned that tak- cycling. It does not accept Starkville’s recycling those type of things.”

Alex Holloway/Dispatch Staff

Starkville police investigate a car that went off the road
near the Louisville Street-Gillespie Street intersection
on Saturday. Officers later arrested Javontae Harris, of
Starkville, for a hit and run at Waffle House and fleeing
law enforcement.

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tibbeha County Jail, where he is being held on $18,425
The victim’s current condition is unknown, but SPD
Public Information Officer Brandon Lovelady said she
was taken to OCH Regional Medical Center for evalu-
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Home base

On a public health matter, the South fails to rise … again

Mississippi included in the link tion in schools would reduce bump its rear every time it how can we continue to sancti-
claims the No. 1 to these statistics teen pregnancy and STDs landed. moniously insist the econom-
ranking in a statis- leave the Bible Belt because many districts are In this way of thinking, the ic/education model and way
tical category that with some serious still using the “abstinence-on- churchgoing public is com- of life are morally correct, or
might surprise you. explaining to do. If ly” curriculum — which is fortable with their piety and even remotely effective for the
No, it’s not a state was ever in to say they aren’t teaching fearful of change, while Repub- people, when virtually every
public education the Confederacy, sex education at all. At least licans stoking both reactions statistic — especially those
funding, vocational you can bet it ranks the “abstinence-plus” model, continue getting elected over a related to public health —
training skills or in the top 10 for which thankfully is an option decreasing pool of Democrats proves that wrong?
even the number of one, if not all, of in Mississippi, acknowledges of diminishing competence. Possibly another, simpler
4- or 5-star football these diseases per that sex is indeed a thing and Meanwhile, those “sinners way to look at why the South
recruits per capita. capita. ignoring it doesn’t make it go over there” with unsavory struggles in so many, even
It’s gonorrhea. Zack Plair But, of course, away. lifestyles — for example, the moral-based, categories is “Re-
Or, more specifical- the same is true It’s obviously much more under-educated, the poor who pression breeds rebellion.”
ly, having the most for so many other offensive to the God-fearing won’t “pull themselves up by It is insane, and utterly
cases of gonorrhea per 100,000 statistics — obesity, diabetes, that a 13-year-old public school their boot straps” or “liberals” immoral, to not face public
people than any other U.S. infant mortality and the list kid might learn how to put a who won’t otherwise get on health problems. It’s futile to
state. We’re third in chlamydia goes on. condom on a banana in health board with this “God-inspired” take a passive “pray-it-away”
cases and ninth in syphilis. The STD statistics, though, class than it is for more than program — deserve their attitude to health and poverty,
In fact, according to strike at the heart of the very 30,000 Mississippians to either squalor, their food insecurity, especially when there are re-
Centers for Disease Control con the conservative South have chlamydia or The Clap. their high blood pressure and search-backed ways to attack
data for 2017 The Dispatch has been running from its “If they would practice their STDs. They get what these issues.
received on Thursday, Missis- legislatures for decades: To abstinence, then they wouldn’t they get and they shouldn’t As a Christian myself,
sippi ranks second overall in mandate “Christian” values in have to worry about the preg- pitch a fit, right? it’s frankly offensive to keep
residents diagnosed with any the law, they’ve long claimed, nancy and the STDs,” come Seems a little Darwinian for watching it happen.
of those sexually transmitted produces undeniably godly the cries from the front lines of it to have “Christian Religious Zack Plair is managing edi-
diseases, trailing only Alaska. results. the conservative angel guard. Freedom” so prominently tor of The Dispatch. His email
What’s even more striking, We don’t have a clear Well, if my aunt had … no, painted on the label. address is zplair@cdispatch.
is the aptly named “heat maps” picture of whether sex educa- if a frog had wings it wouldn’t Especially in Mississippi, com.


Bill would increase

We support a bill pending before
the Mississippi Legislature that would
increase transparency of government
boards and agencies throughout the state.
House Bill 1296 would require city and
county governments and state govern-
ment boards and agencies to post minutes
of their meetings online. Authored by
Republican Jerry Tuner; who represents
Lee, Prentiss and Union counties; the bill
passed the House Accountability, Effi-
ciency and Transparency Committee last
week. It now goes to the full House for
more debate.
We believe the bill would help citizens
to be better informed about the govern-
ment bodies that represent them. While
officials already are required to keep
minutes of meetings and make them
available to the public, posting those min-
utes online significantly increases their
We recognize that smaller entities
will have more difficulty meeting this
requirement, and the bill allows for that.
It exempts cities with fewer than 25,000
residents or counties with fewer than
50,000 residents from the requirement to
post minutes online. The bill also allows
an exemption for government entities that
do not already have a website.
State of the nation
Why not just be ‘an American’?
We would propose another solution to
that challenge, however. This bill is a good
opportunity to strengthen the partnership
between government entities and their Sen. Elizabeth War- what she appears but Warren’s quest seems very different.
legal organ publications. Legal organs are ren’s insistence that she is rather a member of a By asserting actual kinship with
the newspapers or journals that publish is Native American has group that has long faced Native Americans, she has frequent-
various government notices that are re- drawn racial taunts from discrimination in Amer- ly used her “roots” to play a role in
quired by law. Each county has one. President Donald Trump, ica, the claim takes on identity politics. She listed herself as
Government bodies that are not able who frequently refers to significance — especially Native American on prestigious law
to post their minutes online should send her as “Pocahontas,” as in the Democratic Party. school faculties where she taught
them to their legal organ to publish on its well as reprimands from The field of Democratic and as a “minority” professor in
website. In fact, the state can make that a tribal leaders, who note candidates who have an- the Association of American Law
requirement of being a legal organ. that tribes themselves nounced their candidacy Schools’ staff directories, among
Current law requires government determine tribal member- for president or are about other places. But nothing in War-
bodies to keep minutes that include such ship. She has frequently to is a veritable rainbow ren’s background suggests that
details as a listing of those present and said that she grew up of minorities. From for- Native American culture, much less
Linda Chavez
absent at meetings, a recording of any believing she had Native mer Housing and Urban tribal affiliation, was hers to claim.
actions taken and a documentation of any American ancestors and Development Secretary Whether she gained any benefit
votes made. occasionally claimed her family is Julian Castro, whose grandmother from her “minority” status in affir-
Under Turner’s bill, those entities Cherokee and Delaware, even of- was a Mexican immigrant, to Sen. mative action hiring is difficult to
would have to publish those minutes fering a recipe for a cookbook titled Kamala Harris, whose parents were assess, but it definitely made her a
on their websites within 35 days of the “Pow Wow Chow.” Earlier this year, born in Jamaica and India, to Sen. part of the coo!
adoption of the minutes and would have to Warren released the results of DNA Cory Booker, a man whose ances- l diversity crowd on campus,
keep them online for at least 12 months. tests that showed she did have a tors include both blacks and whites, where being a white woman
It’s important that langue be added to the very distant relative — in the neigh- as noted in an episode of “Finding wouldn’t automatically have entitled
bill containing strong penalties for those borhood of six to 10 generations Your Roots,” to Tulsi Gabbard, admission.
who do not comply. ago — who was Native American, born in American Samoa to a white Perhaps the best rebuke to War-
Increasing access to minutes of but that is hardly the impression mother and part-Samoan father, the ren was inadvertently given by her
governmental meetings by no means she has tried to give over the years. Democratic candidates are the most rival for the Democratic nomination,
replaces the importance of accountability This week, The Washington Post ethnically diverse in the history of Kamala Harris. When asked wheth-
reporting by watchdog journalists in those revealed a handwritten document, U.S. presidential politics. There is er she had ever grappled with intro-
communities. Minutes are often limited submitted in 1986 when Warren much to be applauded in such an spection about her own mixed-race
in what they contain, and as noted above, became a member of the Texas state ethnically and racially broad group status, Harris quickly answered,
there is a significant time lag before bar, in which she listed her race as of candidates, but more because “No.” She explained to The Wash-
they’re available. The work of trained “American Indian.” This latest con- of what it says about success and ington Post that when she first ran
community journalists reporting on local troversy in Sen. Warren’s identity assimilation in the American model for office, she didn’t like having to
governments remains as critical as ever. politics threatens to complicate her than it does about discrimination. define herself into a compartment: “I
But we also strongly believe the more bid for the presidency. The new industry of DNA testing am who I am. I’m good with it. You
information available on our government, Why should it matter what race has made it possible for Americans might need to figure it out, but I’m
the more knowledgeable the public will or ethnic origin Sen. Warren claims? to get a better idea about their fine with it.” Harris has solved her
be. And there are public entities - such as Under usual circumstances, it origins than relying on family myth. own racial identity by calling herself
state agencies — that do not always have a wouldn’t. Looking at Sen. Warren In melting-pot America, the desire “an American.” Elizabeth Warren
reporter present at their meetings. — with her fair skin, blue eyes and to discover more about ancestry is might think of dropping the “Native”
This bill is a good step toward a more blond hair — one would assume driven by a sense that most of us and do the same.
open and transparent government. We she is of northern European ances- have ancestors who hailed from Linda Chavez is chair of the Center
urge lawmakers to support that effort. try. But because she has taken it someplace else and the wish to learn for Equal Opportunity and a senior
(Tupelo) Daily Journal on herself to assert that she is not more about where that was. But Sen. fellow at the Niskanen Center.
The Dispatch • Tuesday, February 12, 2019 5A

Obituaries Davis Hartness, Sr.

Continued from Page 2A
employed with Prestage at Oddfellows Rest Memorials may be Davis Donothan Hartness,Sr. 88, of Starkville,
Woodie Howell Farms and was self-em- Cemetery. Visitation made to St. Jude Chil- Mississippi, passed away peacefully at home, on
COLUMBUS — Saturday, February 9th, 2019, surrounded by
Woodrow Onis “Wood- ployed as a farmer. will be one hour prior to dren’ Research Hospital
In addition to his services at the church. in Memphis, Tennessee love ones.
ie” Howell, 72, died Visitation will be Tuesday, February 12, 2019,
Feb. 11, 2019, at his parents, he was preced- Tisdale-Lann Memo- or to the First Presbyte-
ed in death by his sister, rial Funeral Home is from 5-7 PM at Welch Funeral Home, 201 West
residence. rian Church in Aber-
Eloise Morgan; and in charge of arrange- Lampkin St., Starkville, MS 39759. The funeral
Services will be at 11 deen.
brothers, Joe Edd Aus- ments. services will be held at Welch Funeral Home
a.m. Friday at Memorial on Wednesday February 13, 2019 at 2 PM with
Gunter Peel Funeral tin and Danny Austin. Mr. Wood was born Joe Henley
He is survived by June 15, 1932, in Okolo- Brother Dickie Bryan officiating. Visitation will
Home Chapel, College BROOKSVILLE — also be held prior to the funeral from 1-2 PM.
Street location. Burial his wife, Joyce Stafford na, to the late Marshall Joe Tyson Henley, 60,
Austin of Columbus; Interment will be in Memorial Garden Park in
will follow at 2 p.m. at Spiva and Carlie Lou died Feb. 9, 2019.
son, Kenneth Roach Starkville.
Ridge Cemetery in Red Wood. He was a 1950 Arrangements are
of Vernon, Alabama; Davis was born on September 1, 1930, in
Bay, Alabama. Visita- graduate of Aberdeen incomplete and will be
sister, Jewel Robinson Starkville, MS, to Homer Milton and Stella Mae
tion will be one hour High School and announced by Lee-
of New Albany; four (Andrews) Hartness.
prior to services at the attended Mississippi Sykes Funeral Home of
grandchildren; and five Mr. Hartness was preceded in death by son,
funeral home. Memorial State University. He Macon.
great-grandchildren. Milton C. Hartness; brothers, Felix Hartness,
Funeral Peel Funeral was a U.S. Army veter-
Pallbearers will be Eugene Hartness, Charles Hartness and Homer
Home and Crematory, an. He also serve as a
Byron Wilson, Corey B.Hartness; and sisters, Stella Hartness Hull and
College Street location, Colonel in the National
Davis, Christopher Edith Ann McCoy.
is in charge of arrange- Guard. He was formerly
Roach, Jim Murray, He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Peggy
ments. employed with Dryden
Terry Emerson and Ray Kolb Hartness of Starkville, MS; children, Gary
Memorials may be Manufacturing Compa-
Boeke. (Donna) Hartness, Long Beach, MS, Darryl
made to St. Jude Chil- ny and Kerr-McGhee
Memorials may be (Tricia) Hartness, Columbus, MS, Donny (Melba)
dren’s Research Hospi- Chemical Corporation
made to Sanctuary Hartness, Marianna, AR, John (Paula) Hartness,
tal, 501 St. Jude Place, in Hamilton. He was a Marianna, AR, Brenda (Tom) Brooks, Starkville,
Memphis, TN 38105. Hospice House, P.O. member of First Pres-
Box 2177, Tupelo, MS MS, Glenda (Patrick) Tranum, Sturgis MS and
byterian Church in Brian (Jennifer) Hartness, Starkville MS; and 17
38803. Aberdeen.
Suzanne Brasfield In addition to his
grandchildren, Jason Hartness, April Sanders,
WEST POINT — Newmon Smith Jeffery Hartness, Gennifer Taloney, Donothan
Suzanne Elizabeth
Jimmie Wood parents, he was preced- Visitation: Hartness, Kelly Perkins, Amber Pucket, Heather
HOT SPRINGS, Ariz. ed in death by his son, Thursday, Feb. 14 • 12-1:30 PM
Eldridge, Preston Hartness, Abby Shaw, Riley
Brasfield, 62, died Feb. — Jimmie Boyd Wood, Marshall Jeffry Wood; Memorial Gunter Peel
10, 2019. Funeral Home Shaw, Leah Shaw, Jessica Tranum, John Tyler
86, died Feb. 10, 2019, and sister, Virginia Ear- 2nd Ave. North Location Tranum, Eryn Coolbaugh, Ella Brooks and
A memorial ser- in Hot Springs, Arizona. ly Dryden. Services:
vice will be held at 5 Thursday, Feb. 14 • 1:30 PM Aleck Brooks. He is also survived by 28 great-
Services will be at 2 He is survived by his Memorial Gunter Peel grandchildren.
p.m. Wednesday at p.m. Wednesday at the wife, Barbara Ann An- Funeral Home Chapel
First United Method- 2nd Ave. North Location
Davis enjoyed gardening, farming, hunting,
Aberdeen First Pres- drews Wood; daughter, Burial and riding four-wheelers on his homeplace. He
ist Church with Rev. byterian Church with Melinda Wood Hatcher Memorial Gardens lived life to the fullest and left this world on
Darrion Duckworth Van Moore and Ann of Hot Springs; three
and the Rev. Kelly Pope empty, leaving all of his love to his family and
Houston Keely officiat- grandchildren; and one Woodie Howell
officiating. Visitation:
friends. He was a diesel mechanic and a cattle
ing. Burial will follow great-grandchild. farmer. Although he dropped out of school in
Mrs. Brasfield was Friday, Feb. 15 • 10-11 AM
born March 19, 1956, in Memorial Gunter Peel 10th grade to go to work, he was the greatest
Funeral Home
Amory, to the late Nelda We had questions about cremation. College St. Location teacher to anyone that took the time to learn from
Knight and Don Boozer. Services: him. His best times revolved around his sons and
Friday • 11 AM
She was a member of We found the Memorial Gunter Peel
grandchildren coming home for the holidays
First United Methodist answers here. Funeral Home Chapel to hunt. He always planted huge gardens to fill
College St. Location freezers for family and friends. He was a generous
Church. Burial
In addition to her par- Friday, Feb. 15 • 2 PM soul that would do anything for anybody.
Call today. Ridge Cemetery Serving as pallbearers are Donothan
ents, she was preceded Red Bay, Alabama
in death by her broth- Hartness, Macon Perkins, Dillon Perkins, Vince
er, Howard Thomas Rachel Moore Tenhet, Donny Miller and Ben Pickin. Honorary
Boozer. Incomplete pallbearers are Wally Miles, Eugene (Pee Wee)
She is survived by Lowndes Funeral Home and Crematory Memorial Gunter Peel Oswalt, Andy Kemp, David Robertson, Lamar
Funeral Home Kolb and Jack Rhodes.
her husband, Mon- Columbus, MS • (662) 328-1808 2nd Ave. North Location
te Brasfield of West Memorials may be made to North Mississippi

Newmon Smith
Point; daughters, Emily Medical Center Hospice. Mail donations to
Melichar of Madison NMMC Hospice made payable to Health Care
and Sarah Burrell of Foundation of North Mississippi, 422B East
Starkville; brother, Newmon Allen Smith, of Steens, Mississippi, President Street, Tupelo, MS 38801.
David Don Boozer passed away peacefully, at BMH-GT Hospice Paid Obituary - Welch Funeral Home
of Amory; and three Care, on February 9, 2019.
grandchildren. He was 100 years old, having been born the
Memorials may be day after the Armistice of WW1. Mr. Smith
made to the Alpha Iota served in the Civilian Conservation Corps and
Chapter of Delta Kappa the National Parks Service in Oregon from 1938
Gamma, c/o Beverly until he joined the United States Navy. He was a
Allen DKG, P.O. Box 2, veteran of WWII, having served at Pearl Harbor
West Point, MS 39773, Naval Air Station after the war began. Mr. Smith
Bryan Public Library, worked at and retired from United Technologies
436 Commerce St., West in 1986, where he was a maintenance mechan-
Point, MS 39773 or the ic. He gardened, farmed and raised cattle all his
West Point Clay County adult life and continued to garden and raise cattle
Animal Shelter, 5122 on his farm for many years after his retirement
Old Tibbee Rd., West from UT.
Point, MS 39773. Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his moth-
er, Bertie Aldridge Wingo Smith; his father,
Frank Smith; his eldest and beloved daughter,
Jackie Austin Randie Ellen Smith O’Shaughnessey Matthews;
his brothers, Jimmy Smith, Owen Smith, Fred
Jackie Austin 70, died
Smith, Lonnie Smith, Herman Wingo and Avery
Feb. 10, 2019, at Sanc-
Lee “Buster” Wingo; and his sisters, Mae Smith,
tuary Hospice House in
Bessie Lee Smith, Mattie Lee Smith Stevenson,
Gertrude Wingo Sartor and Clytee Wingo Gib-
Graveside ser-
vices will be at 2 p.m.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 73 years,
Wednesday at Memorial
Doris Virginia Smith; his beloved son, Rodney
Garden Cemetery in
Allen Smith (Mary Lou) of Paris, Texas; and his
West Point with Clark
two beloved surviving daughters, Cathy Smith
Richardson officiat-
Fields (Wesley) of Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico and
ing. Visitation will be
Donna S. Smith of Columbus, Mississippi. Mr.
from noon-1:30 p.m.
Smith had 7 grandchildren, Vickie Smith Slay-
prior to services at the
ton of Eustis, Florida, Seamus O’Shaughnessey
Calvert Funeral Home.
(Katerina) of Phoenix, Arizona, Shannon Jen-
Calvert Funeral Home
nings (Roger) of Ethel, Mississippi, Jason Smith
is in charge of arrange-
(Christy) of Waco, Texas, Philippa Jean “PJ” Mat-
thews of Phoenix, Arizona, Chuck Eason (Joan-
Mr. Austin was
na) of Omaha, Nebraska and Erika Juno (John)
born March 7, 1948, in
of Omaha, Nebraska; 8 great-grandchildren; and
Calhoun City, to the late
2 great-great-grandchildren; as well as many
William Earl and Chris-
nieces and nephews.
tine Welker Austin. He
Services will be held Thursday, February 14,
was a U.S. Army vet-
2019 at 1:30 PM at Memorial Gunter Peel, 2nd
eran. He was formerly
Ave N. Chapel with Pete Bowen and Tim Gentle
officiating. Burial with U.S. Navy Honors will fol-
low at Memorial Gardens of Columbus. Visitation
will be held Thursday from noon until 1:30 PM at
the funeral home.
Serving as pallbearers will be his nephews,
Ronnie Smith, Rowdy Smith, Jody Smith, Don
Stephenson, Donald Wingo and Johnny Gibson.
Send in Serving as honorary pallbearers will be the
Members of Steens Church of Christ and the
your church event! doctors and nurses of Baptist Memorial Hospi-
tal-Golden Triangle Hospice Care, 3rd floor.
Email In lieu of flowers memorial may be made to:
editorialassistant@ Susan G. Komen for the Cure, 5006 LBJ Free-
way STE 250, Dallas, TX 75244 or the Colum-
bus-Lowndes Humane Society, P.O. Box 85, Co-
lumbus, MS 39703.
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Health tip
n CUT THE FAT: Cutting carbs, eating more
protein, and eating plenty of fiber are all excellent
ways to get rid of belly fat.

Personal trainers offer ‘accountability’

to those who want to begin exercising
By BEN MACKIN the gym is half the battle, better after putting in the enough of a motivator for
and AMANDA LIEN especially as gym mem- time and work. me,” she said. “When I do berships rise and more “I had such a good fall off the wagon, then

people use the facilities. feeling when I would it’s like ‘Oh, I’m so ready
tarkville resident
Eddie Myles, director of work out so that was to get back in the gym.’”
Chelsi Brasher, a
the Wellness Connection
33-year-old mother
in Starkville, had a client
of three, wanted to get
that weighed nearly 600
back in shape during the
pounds and had trouble
new year after giving
getting out of bed, let
birth to twins last year.
alone out of the house.
Columbus resident
“I got a call and she
Roya Asadi’s New Year’s
wanted me to come to her
resolution was to fit into
dresses from when she house,” he said. “I started
was younger. going to her house
Both women chose to because she was having
seek personal training problems getting from
to help with diet changes her bedroom to the kitch-
and exercise routines, a en. That was like an hour
common choice for New workout for her, carrying
Year’s resolutions. that much weight, and
“I feel way better,” you’re out of shape.”
Brasher said. “I have a Eventually, Myles got
lot more energy, and my this client to the gym,
health is a lot better.” and in the time working
Beth Jeffers, owner with her, she lost about
of The Fitness Factor in 100 pounds. After she
Columbus, moved away, Myles
said the learned that her health
months of Courtesy photo/Ben Mackin and fitness had just kept
January Eddie Myles, trainer, works with P.K. Kong at the OCH improving.
through Wellness Center earlier this year. “She was doing so
March are good,” he said. “I mean,
thing every day.” ty, we can always work literally, she was on the
often the
busiest for Tom Campbell, owner around that.” phone crying.”
her busi- of Tom Campbell Fitness Brasher started Campbell often sees
ness. and Sports Performance working out with Camp- that people want results
“People make lifestyle in Starkville, begins re- bell after giving birth to immediately, and they get
changes at the begin- ceiving inquiries around twins last February. After discouraged when that
ning of the new year, of Thanksgiving from she started training, she does not happen. Jeffers
course,” she said. people with a New Year’s realized that her lifestyle agreed, saying she finds
She recommends that resolution to get in shape. change was doing her a that most of her clients
people serious about He said clients often find lot of good. fail to follow through on
making lifestyle changes excuses to not follow “Everything in my life their health-related reso-
through exercise do what through on their good was completely differ- lutions because they have
Brasher and Asadi do and intentions. ent,” said Brasher. “I too high or unreasonable
get a personal trainer — “Several things started off really strong expectations.
or at least find a friend to happen,” Campbell said. on my nutrition, and I “I tell them to be pa-
work out with. “Life gets in the way. I haven’t been doing as tient,” she said. “I really
“There’s accountabil- had a guy who was on a well eating (recently). believe slow and steady
ity in that,” she said. “A ladder at work, fell off the I gained a little bit over will get you success.”
lot of times, people do ladder at work and broke Christmas, but besides For Asadi, commit-
the same thing and get his arm. He said, ‘I have that, I’ve been working ment to her resolution
bored. I see a lot of peo- a broken arm, and I can’t out.” wasn’t always easy, but
ple who just do the same work out’. But in reali- For some, getting to she realized that she felt

1 case of tuberculosis confirmed in Mississippi high school

The Associated Press dents and staff members spiratory infection that ing up blood, night sweats
at Provine High School spreads when a person and weight loss.
JACKSON — A case in Jackson who may have inhales airborne germs State Epidemiologist
of tuberculosis has been
been exposed. over an extended period Dr. Paul Byers says school
confirmed at a Mississippi
high school. Health department of- of time in a confined area officials have taken all nec-
News outlets reported ficials say they will test with someone who has the essary safety precautions.
the Mississippi Depart- about 200 students and fac- disease. A meeting is set at the
ment of Health has been ulty in the next few weeks. Symptoms include per- school Thursday to dis-
working to notify stu- Tuberculosis is a re- sistent coughing, cough- cuss the case.
Scott Walters

THE DISPATCH n CDISPATCH.COM n Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Mattix, Trojans look to keep growing

By Scot t Walters
Inside ter,” Mattix said. “The team just gelled. We knew it was
n SCHEDULE: Pairings for MHSAA
region and MAIS North State tour- coming. It was just a matter of
New Hope High School ju- time. We lost six seniors from
naments, Page 2B
nior RL Mattix knew he was last season so it wasn’t going to
surrounded by some talented happen overnight. We just kept
teammates. working at it. Right now, we are
With the second seasons ar- Leake Central.
playing good basketball.”
riving this week, Mattix is see- The Trojans have come a
In the final week of the reg-
ing all of that talent come to the long way since the start of the
ular season, Mattix scored
surface. season and that is in large part
18 points in a region win over
New Hope (15-12) will be the due to the strong play and lead- Louisville and matched that
No. 2 seed in this week’s Mis- ership of Mattix. number two nights later in a
sissippi High School Activities “When January rolled hard-fought loss to county rival Chris McDill/Special to The Dispatch
Association (MHSAA) Class around and we started district New Hope junior RL Mattix (2) will help lead the Trojans in this
Caledonia. week’s MHSAA Class 4A, Region 4 tournament at Leake Central.
4A, Region 4 tournament at play, we started playing bet- See MATTIX, 4B


Newman set Bulldogs look
for debut for elusive
with Owls home win
By Scot t Walters
Mississippi University for
Women softball coach John New- STARKVILLE — With the
man was pleased when he was
NCAA tournament selection pro-
chosen to be the Owls’ second
cess an inexact science, there are
softball coach.
rarely must-win games in early
As time has passed since that
August hiring, Newman has be- February.
come even happier. However, the
“Blessed to have Mississippi State
this opportunity,” basketball team
Newman said. “We will play a “help
have great facilities the cause game”
and a lot of support at 8 tonight when
Chris McDill/Special to The Dispatch
from the communi- Heritage Academy senior Lex Rogers (7) is shown here in an earlier match against Alabama comes to
ty. The girls have Starkville Academy. Rogers scored twice as the Patriots beat the Volunteers 4-0. Humphrey Colise- Perry
worked hard. From um.
Newman the first fall prac- “We just can’t fall to 4-7 (in con-

tice, it has been a ference play), we really need to be
rewarding ride. The team is excit- 5-6,” MSU head coach Ben How-
ed about the season ahead.” land said. “That’s where we are
That season starts at 2 p.m. right now. We really need a win.”
Wednesday when Rust College MSU (16-7, 4-6 Southeastern
comes to the MUW campus for a Heritage Academy shuts out rival Starkville Academy to win district title Conference) has lost the first two
doubleheader at Don Usher Field. games in this three-game home-
A year ago, Tat Matthew led the BY SCOTT WALTERS Sportsplex. stand.
team to a 21-19 overall record and “We wanted to play fast and aggres-
No. 19 LSU recorded a 92-88
a berth in the United State Col- sive,” Sharp said. “The main thing was to
STARKVILLE – Heritage Academy overtime win Wednesday night,
lege Athletic Association Small get up early. When you play for a champi-
freshman Todd Sharp wanted his team to onship, you don’t want to be fighting from while No. 5 Kentucky escaped
College World Series.
get a quick start. behind. We did a great job of getting the town with a 71-67 win Saturday.
“We have a lot of leadership
Junior teammate Jonathan Swartz lead early.” Against Kentucky, MSU bat-
and starters returning from last
wanted his team to not let up once get- With the win, Heritage Academy won tled back from an 18-point deficit
year’s team,” Newman said. “We
are blessed to be in this position.” ting a lead. the district championship and earned a to trail by one with slightly over
Newman was also pleased with Both saw their desires come true. quarterfinal playoff match at home Mon- See BULLDOGS, 4B
the addition of Noelle Winkles Heritage Academy scored three first- day. Starkville Academy will also quality
as an assistant coach. Winkles half goals in the span of nine minutes for postseason play and open play with a NEXT GAME
capped her playing career by lead- and held on for a 4-0 win over Starkville quarterfinal match on the road. n Alabama, 8 p.m. Today (SEC
ing Kennesaw State University to Academy in a Mississippi Association of The Patriots had an easier time than Network; WKBB-FM 100.9, WFCA-FM
an NCAA regional last season. Independent Schools (MAIS) Division a 1-0 win over the Volunteers on Dec. 6. 107.9).
See OWLS, 4B III, District 2 matchup at the Starkville See PATRIOTS, 4B


Bull’s eye growing for Bulldogs

he bull’s eye on the back of NEXT GAME
the Mississippi State women’s
n Missouri, 8 p.m. Thursday (SEC Net-
basketball team’s back doubled work; WKBB-FM 100.9)
Monday night.
In addition to earning the fourth
No. 1 seed in the first reveal of the top Ratings Percentage Index (RPI).
16 seeds for the NCAA tournament, Throw out Strength of Schedule.
MSU was assigned to the That number, which the NCAA
Albany Regional with — you tournament selection committee
guessed it — Connecticut as uses to help determine seeding,
the No. 2 seed. mattered last for MSU in 2015,
The silver lining is the when it failed to earn a top 16
Bulldogs won’t have to return seed and was forced to go to
to Bridgeport, Connecticut, Durham, North Carolina, where
the site of a 98-38 loss to the it lost to Duke in the second
Huskies in the Sweet 16 of Adam round.
Chris McDill/Special to The Dispatch the 2016 NCAA tournament. Minichino Since then, MSU has lived at
Caledonia High School senior Francisco Garcia is shown here after signing a MSU getting a No. 1 seed home in the first two rounds.
soccer scholarship offer with Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Monday. is a just reward for a team It has capitalized on the
Garcia is with Eloise Shannon, Ella Shannon, Lillian Shannon, Patrick Shannon that is ranked No. 5 in The Associated raucous atmosphere at Humphrey Col-
and Jim Shannon. Press Top 25 and No. 6 in the NCAA’s See MINICHINO, 2B
2B Tuesday, February 12, 2019 The Dispatch •

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iseum to go 6-0 the last three sea- will be one of many that will try to out. They’re competitors. I don’t
sons. In the last two years, those end the Gamecocks’ hold on the see any reason why they can’t com-
opening-round victories helped cat- SEC tournament when that event pete for a championship.”
apult the Bulldogs to the national convenes March 6-10 in Greenville, The second and final top-16 re-
championship game. South Carolina. veal will take place Monday, March
This season, the road to the There’s no telling if Baylor (21- 4, at halftime of the UConn-South
Final Four in Tampa, Florida, is 1), Louisville (23-1), and Oregon Florida game. The reveal won’t
a little trickier. MSU will have to (23-1), the only team to beat MSU, have any bearing on the 64-team
get there after losing sophomore will remain on the top line, either, field, which will be announced at 6
Chloe Bibby, who suffered a or if UConn, reigning champion p.m. Monday, March 18 (ESPN).
season-ending anterior cruciate Notre Dame, Stanford, or North As much as talk as there will be
ligament injury in the opening min- Carolina State, which earned No. 2 about the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds,
ute against South Carolina. The seeds in the reveal, will jump to the you can rest assured MSU coach
Bulldogs have enough firepower to top line. Vic Schaefer could care less. It’s
get back to the Final Four thanks Bracketologists like ESPN’s not like he or anyone on his coach-
in part to senior Teaira McCow- Charlie Creme will be busy for the ing staff needed something to
an and graduate student Anriel next month as they break down the motivate them. MSU’s biggest ob-
Howard, who were named Monday numbers to hammer out a 64-team stacle will be itself. The Bulldogs
to the Naismith Player of the Year field. can improve in so many areas.
Trophy midseason team. MSU is For MSU, the challenge is sim- That being said, it’s hard to deny
one of five teams in the country ple: Win. A chance to determine they have the pieces, especially
with multiple players selected. your destiny is all any coach could after watching Danberry spin in
Factor in the stellar point guard want. With a 4-1 mark against top- the lane and complete a left-handed
play of senior Jazzmun Holmes and 50 teams, MSU has played some of layup or McCowan go up high with
the astronomical growth of senior its best basketball against the top her left hand to snare a pass from
Jordan Danberry, who is playing teams on its schedule. The latest Holmes and finish on the block.
like a first-team All-Southeastern example came Sunday in a 91-63 With contributions from Holmes,
Conference player, and the Bull- victory against Tennessee. A 30-14 Howard, Andra Espinoza-Hunter
dogs can beat you in multiple ways. fourth quarter helped the Bulldogs and the rest of the Bulldogs, Schae-
The road won’t be easy, regard- hand the Lady Vols their worst loss fer’s squad might be different but it
less what you think about the state in the SEC in program history. is just as capable.
of the SEC. Missouri, Texas A&M, After the game, Tennessee Remember, Schaefer has said
Ole Miss, Vanderbilt, LSU, and coach Holly Warlick was convinced all along that a lack of talent won’t
South Carolina stand in the way of MSU has what it takes to get back be what prevents the 2018-19 team
MSU’s second-consecutive unde- to the Final Four. from realizing its potential. The
feated SEC regular season. “I think when you have a strong question remains whether the Bull-
Even if MSU (22-1, 10-0 SEC) inside game and you have guards dogs will turn that talent into the
runs the table, it could face the that are super quick and guards arrow that shoots down anyone who
challenge of having to beat South that can shoot the three, it’s a big dares to mess with their bull’s eye.
Carolina for a second time in the challenge,” Warlick said. “You can’t Adam Minichino covers Missis-
Palmetto State to keep its No. 1 make a lot of mistakes. I thought sippi State women’s basketball for
seed. In addition to playing the the first three quarters we didn’t, The Dispatch. You can email him at
Gamecocks in Columbia, South but when you get a rebound, you’ve Follow
Carolina, on March 3, the Bulldogs got to hold on to it. They grind it him on Twitter @ctsportseditor


MHSAA Today’s Games
Girls: Kosciusko vs. Noxu-
Girls: Carroll Academy vs.
Tri-County Academy, 5:30
Region Tournaments
Class 6A, Region 2
bee County, 6 p.m. p.m. Send in your
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Boys: Leake Central vs. Nox- Boys: Tri-County Academy
At: Tupelo High School
ubee County, 7:30 p.m. vs. Marshall Academy, 6:45
Today’s Games
Girls: Columbus vs. Oxford,
Thursday’s Games p.m. event.
Girls: Louisville vs. Kos- Wednesday’s Games
4 p.m.
ciusko or Noxubee County, Boys: Carroll Academy vs.
Boys: Columbus vs. Oxford,
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5:30 p.m.
Girls: South Panola vs. Tupe-
Boys: Kosciusko vs. Girls: Greenville Christian community@
Noxubee County or Leake vs. Oak Hill Academy, 4:15
lo, 7 p.m.
Central, 5:30 p.m. p.m.
Boys: South Panola vs.
Girls: New Hope vs. Leake Boys: Manchester Academy
Tupelo, 8:30 p.m.
Friday’s Games
Central, 7 p.m.
Boys: New Hope vs. Louis-
vs. Oak Hill Academy, 5:30
Subject: NATS
Girls: Consolation, 4 p.m. Girls: Manchester Academy
ville, 8:30 p.m.
Boys: Consolation, 5:30 vs. Winona Christian, 6:45
Friday’s Games
p.m. p.m.
Girls: Consolation, 4 p.m.
Girls: Championship, 7 p.m. Friday’s Games
Boys: Consolation, 5:30
Boys: Championship, 8:30 Girls: Semifinal 1, 3 p.m.
p.m. Girls: Semifinal 2, 4:15 p.m.
Girls: Championship, 7 p.m.
Boys: Championship, 8:30 Boys: Semifinal 1, 5:30
Class 6A, Region 3 p.m.
At: Madison Central Boys: Semifinal 2, 6:45
High School p.m.
Class 1A, Region 6
Today’s Games Saturday’s Games
At: West Lowndes High
Girls: Starkville High vs. Girls: Consolation, 1 p.m.
Madison Central, 4 p.m. Boys: Consolation, 2:15
Today’s Games
Boys: Starkville High vs. p.m.
Girls: Nanih Waiya vs. Noxa-
Northwest Rankin, 5:30 Girls: Championship, 4 p.m.
pater, 6 p.m.
p.m. Boys: Championship, 5:15
Boys: Nanih Waiya vs. Noxa-
Girls: Northwest Rankin vs. p.m.
pater, 7:30 p.m.
Murrah, 7 p.m.
Thursday’s Games
Boys: Murrah vs. Madison Class A
Girls: Hamilton vs. Nanih
Central, 8:30 p.m. At: Delta Academy
Waiya or Noxapater, 3 p.m.
Friday’s Games Note: Monday’s results not
Boys: Wesst Lowndes vs.
Girls: Consolation, 4 p.m. posted to MAIS web site
Nanih Waiya or Noxapater,
Boys: Consolation, 5:30 Monday’s Games
4:30 p.m.
p.m. Girls: Sharkey-Issaquena
Girls: Vardaman vs. West
Girls: Championship, 7 p.m. Academy vs. Lee (Arkan-
Lowndes, 6 p.m.
Boys: Championship, 8:30 sas), 4 p.m.
Boys: Hamilton vs. Varda-
p.m. Boys: DeSoto vs. Sharkey-Is-
man, 7:30 p.m.
Friday’s Games saquena, 5:15 p.m.
Class 5A, Region 2 Girls: Kemper Academy vs.
Girls: Consolation, 3 p.m.
At: West Point High School Deer Creek, 6:30 p.m.
Boys: Consolation, 4:30
Today’s Games Boys: Marvell Academy vs.
Girls: Lafayette vs. Grenada, Kemper Academy, 7:45 p.m.
Girls: Championship, 6 p.m.
4 p.m. Today’s Games
Boys: Championship, 7:30
Boys: Lafayette vs. Grena- Girls: Tunica Academy vs.
da, 5:30 p.m. Calhoun Academy, 4 p.m.
Girls: Saltillo vs. West Point, Boys: Delta Academy vs.
7 p.m. MAIS Tunica Academy, 5:15 p.m.
Boys: Saltillo vs. West Point, North State Tournaments Girls: West Memphis vs.
8:30 p.m. Class AAA Delta Academy, 6:30 p.m.
Thursday’s Games At: Heritage Academy Boys: Hebron Christian vs.
Girls: Consolation, 6 p.m. Today’s Games Humphreys Academy, 7:45
Boys: Consolation, 7:30 Girls: Winston Academy vs. p.m.
p.m. Indianola Academy, 4 p.m. Wednesday’s Games
Friday’s Games Boys: Winston Academy vs. Girls: Marvell Academy vs.
Girls: Championship, 6 p.m. Indianola Academy, 5:15 Kemper or Deer Creek, 4
Boys: Championship, 7:30 p.m. p.m.
p.m. Girls: Bayou Academy vs. Boys: Delta Streets vs. Mar-
Starkville Academy, 6:30 vell or Kemper, 5:15 p.m.
Class 4A, Region 2 p.m. Girls: Hebron Christian vs.
At: Itawamba Community Boys: Bayou Academy vs. Lee or Sharkey-Issaquena,
College Canton Academy, 7:45 p.m. 6:30 p.m.
Today’s Games Wednesday’s Games Boys: Calhoun Academy vs.
Girls: Shannon vs. Caledo- Boys: Leake Academy vs. DeSoto or Sharkey-Issaque-
nia, 4 p.m. Kirk Academy, 4 p.m. na, 7:45 p.m.
Boys: Amory vs. Caledonia, Girls: Leake Academy vs. Thursday’s Games
5:30 p.m. Lee Academy, 5:15 p.m. Girls: Humphreys Academy
Girls: Itawamba AHS vs. Boys: Lee Academy vs. Heri- vs. Tunica or Calhoun, 4
Mooreville, 7 p.m. tage Academy, 6:30 p.m. p.m.
Boys: Shannon vs. Moorev- Girls: North Delta vs. Heri- Boys: West Memphis vs.
ille, 8:30 p.m. tage Academy, 7:45 p.m. Hebron or Humphreys, 5:15
Wednesday’s Games Friday’s Games p.m.
Girls: Amory vs. Shannon or Girls: Semifinal 1, 4 p.m. Girls: Columbus Christian
Caledonia, 4 p.m. Girls: Semifinal 2, 5:15 p.m. vs. Delta or West Memphis,
Boys: Itawamba AHS vs. Boys: Semifinal 1, 6:30 6:30 p.m.
Caledonia or Amory, 5:30 p.m. Boys: Columbus Christian
p.m. Boys: Semifinal 2, 7:45 p.m. vs. Delta or Tunica, 7:45
Girls: Pontotoc vs. Itawamba Saturday’s Games p.m.
AHS or Mooreville, 7 p.m. Girls: Consolation, 1 p.m. Friday’s Games
Boys: Pontotoc vs. Shannon Boys: Consolation, 2:15 Girls: Semifinal 1, 3 p.m.
or Mooreville, 8:30 p.m. p.m. Girls: Semifinal 2, 4:15 p.m.
Friday’s Games Girls: Championship, 4 p.m. Boys: Semifinal 1, 5:30
Girls: Consolation, 4 p.m. Boys: Championship, 5:15 p.m.
Boys: Consolation, 5:30 p.m. Boys: Semifinal 2, 6:45
p.m. p.m.
Girls: Championship, 7 p.m. Class AA Saturday’s Games
Boys: Championship, 8:30 At: Marshall Academy Girls: Consolation, 1 p.m.
p.m. Today’s Games Boys: Consolation, 2:15
Girls: Central Holmes vs. p.m.
Class 4A, Region 4 Benton Academy, 3 p.m. Girls: Championship, 4 p.m.
At: Leake Central Boys: St. Joseph vs. Central Boys: Championship, 5:15
High School Holmes, 4:15 p.m. p.m.
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briefly CALENDAR
Local Prep Basketball Crowley’s Ridge at Mississippi University for Women (DH), 1 p.m.
Heritage Academy drops baseball opener MHSAA Region Tournament/MAIS North State Tournament Ole Miss at UCLA, 3 p.m.
JACKSON — Heritage Academy dropped a 9-4 decision to Schedules, Page 4B Alabama vs. Cal State Fullerton (Tucson, Arizona), 3:30 p.m.
Jackson Prep in its baseball season opener Monday night. Alabama at Arizona, 5:45 p.m.
Blayze Berry had three hits, while Banks Hyde had two hits for the Prep Baseball Sunday’s Games
Patriots. Cole Ketchum struck out six in 3-1/3 innings of work on the Today’s Games Ole Miss vs. Boise State (Westwood, California), 11 a.m.
mound. Magnolia Heights at Heritage Academy, 6 p.m. Alabama vs. UIC (Tucson, Arizona), 1:15 p.m.
Starkville Academy at Hartfield Academy, 6 p.m.
Mississippi State Friday’s Game
Hiwassee at Mississippi University for Women (DH), 2 p.m.

SEC women’s tournament tickets now on sale Lamar School at Heritage Academy, 6 p.m. Men’s College Golf
STARKVILLE – Single-session and promotional tickets for the Saturday’s Game Today’s Match
2019 SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament in Greenville, South Indianola Academy at Heritage Academy, 6 p.m. Southern Miss at Mobile Sports Authority Intercollegiate (Mobile,
Carolina, are now on sale. The tournament will be held in Bon Secours Alabama)
Wellness Arena from March 6-10. Note: MHSAA Preseason games will be played Saturday
Saturday’s Match
Fans may purchase tickets through the arena box office, Ticket- Men’s College Basketball Mississippi State at SunTrust Invitational (Gainesville, Florida) or by calling 800-745-3000. Today’s Games
Single-session tickets for Wednesday and Thursday are $15, and Sunday’s Matches
Friday’s sessions cost $20. Tickets to Saturday and Sunday’s semifinals Mississippi University for Women at Champion Christian, 6 p.m. Alabama at Puerto Rico Classic (Rio Mar Beach, Puerto Rico)
and championship game are $25. Alabama at Mississippi State, 8 p.m. Mississippi State at SunTrust Invitational (Gainesville, Florida)
Family Four Pack tickets include a ticket and a voucher to redeem Wednesday’s Game
for a hot dog, chips and a drink for four individuals for a single session. Ole Miss at Auburn, 7:30 p.m.
Men’s College Tennis
The promotional offer will cost $48 on Wednesday and Thursday, $64 Wednesday’s Match
on Friday and $80 for the final two days of the tournament.
Thursday’s Game
South Alabama at Southern Miss, 1:30 p.m.
Additionally, the SEC will be enforcing a clear bag policy at the UTSA at Southern Miss, 7 p.m.
Friday’s Matches
tournament, but the league strongly encourages fans not to bring any Saturday’s Games
bags to the games. Fans should arrive early and leave any unnecessary Louisiana College at Mississippi University for Women, 6 p.m.
Florida at Alabama, 1 p.m.
items at home or in their cars. Those bringing a bag to the arena should ITA National Team Indoors (Chicago, Illinois)
Missouri at Ole Miss, 2:30 p.m.
anticipate being delayed for search. Saturday’s Matches
Prohibited items include, but are not limited to: purses larger than UTEP at Southern Miss, 4 p.m.
Southern Miss vs. Texas-Rio Grande Valley (Beaumont, Texas), 10 a.m.
a small clutch bag, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, cinch Mississippi State at Arkansas, 7:30 p.m.
ITA National Team Indoors (Chicago, Illinois)
bags, seat cushions, luggage of any kind, computer bags and camera
bags or any bag larger than the permissible size (12” x 6” x 12”).
Women’s College Basketball Sunday’s Matches
Items that are typically carried in diaper or baby bags must be Thursday’s Games Southern Miss at Lamar, Noon
carried in a clear bag that meets the standards of the bag policy. Vanderbilt at Ole Miss, 7 p.m. ITA National Team Indoors (Chicago, Illinois)
Fans may still bring items such as binoculars and cameras (with Southern Miss at UTSA, 7 p.m.
lens less than 4 inches in length), provided they are not in cases, as well Missouri at Mississippi State, 8 p.m.
Women’s College Tennis
as smart phones into each arena. Thursday’s Matches
Working personnel, including media, will continue to enter Saturday’s Game
Alcorn State at Ole Miss (DH), 1 p.m.
the arenas through designated gates where they will be subject to Southern Miss at UTEP, Noon
Friday’s Matches
screening and bag inspections already in effect for the SEC basketball Sunday’s Games
tournaments. Southern Miss at Alabama State, 2 p.m.
Mississippi State at Texas A&M, 1 p.m.
n Strides made in latest track rankings: At Starkville, with Central Florida at Alabama, 5 p.m.
Marco Arop’s record-breaking time on Saturday at the Tiger Paw Invita- Alabama at Auburn, 3 p.m.
Louisiana College at Mississippi University for Women, 6 p.m.
tional, Mississippi State’s men’s 800m group has moved up to second in College Baseball Saturday’s Match
the nation in USTFCCCA’s latest #EventSquad rankings. Friday’s Games
Arop posted a blistering mark of 1:45.90, which broke both the North Alabama at Mississippi State (DH), Noon
school and Canadian national record in the indoor 800m. Additionally, Presbyterian at Alabama, 3 p.m. Sunday’s Matches
his time was the best in the nation last week and currently ranks second Youngstown State at Mississippi State, 4 p.m. Southern Miss at Troy, 10 a.m.
in the NCAA and fourth in the world. Arop’s mark ranks No. 7 all-time in Wright State at Ole Miss, 4 p.m. Central Florida at Ole Miss, 11 a.m.
NCAA indoor history.
In addition to Arop, Dejon Devroe (1:49.46), Daniel Nixon (1:49.69)
Purdue at Southern Miss, 4 p.m.
Saturday’s Games
College Track and Field
and Kenya Small (1:52.20) combined for an average mark of 1:49.31. Friday’s Meets
Nixon’s season-best mark came Saturday at Clemson as well, where he Wright State at Ole Miss, 1:30 p.m. Alabama, Mississippi State at Alex Wilson Invitational (South Bend,
finished fourth behind Arop and Devroe, who placed third. Youngstown State at Mississippi State, 2 p.m. Indiana)
State’s men’s 200m group jumped six spots in the rankings to Presbyterian at Alabama, 3 p.m.
No. 12 with an average time of 21.30 after Terryon Conwell ran a Mississippi State at South Carolina Invite (Columbia, South Caro-
Purdue at Southern Miss, 4 p.m. lina)
personal-best 20.99 at Clemson to move into fifth all-time in MSU
indoor history. Karson Kowalchuk nearly matched his personal-best on Sunday’s Games Saturday’s Meet
Saturday as well, running a season-best 21.21 in the 200m Invitational. Youngstown State at Mississippi State, 1 p.m. Alabama, Mississippi State at Alex Wilson Invitational (South Bend,
Okheme Moore remained one of MSU’s top four 200m sprinters, while Presbyterian at Alabama, 1 p.m.
Cameron Crump joins the fold as the fourth-best Bulldog in the event Indiana)
Purdue at Southern Miss, 1 p.m.
with a run of 21.57 at Clemson.
Wright State at Ole Miss, 1:30 p.m. Junior College Basketball
The Bulldogs’ men’s 60m squad improved two spots, sitting at No. Thursday’s Games
22 in the nation this week with an average of 6.84. Kowalchuk again Lane College at Mississippi University for Women (DH), 2 p.m.
Women: Coahoma at Itawamba, 5:30 p.m.
leads the pack after running a season-best 6.75 at Clemson on Friday.
Moore (6.82), Crump (6.86) and Lawrence Crawford (6.93) round out
College Softball Men: Coahoma at Itawamba, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday’s Games
MSU’s top four 60m sprinters.
Mississippi University for Women at Rust College (DH), 2 p.m.
Junior College Baseball
Friday’s Games
Alabama Southern Miss at Nicholls State, 6 p.m.
Thursday’s Games
EMCC vs. Gordon State (Marianna, Florida), 11 a.m.
Women’s basketball falls to Kentucky Mississippi State vs. Southern Illinois (Puerto Vallarta, Mexico), 10 a.m.
EMCC at Chipola, 2 p.m.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Rhyne Howard scored 23 points with four Saturday’s Games
3-pointers, Maci Morris added 17 points and No. 17 Kentucky beat Ole Miss at Loyola Marymount, 4 p.m.
EMCC vs. Gordon State (Marianna, Florida), 10 a.m.
Alabama 68-53 on Monday night. Mississippi State vs. Washington (Puerto Vallarta, Mexico), 6 p.m.
Howard, averaging 16.5 points and 6.8 rebounds, scored 20-plus EMCC vs. Columbia State (Marianna, Florida), 1 p.m.
Friday’s Games
for the eighth time this season while becoming just the fourth UK player Rend Lake at Itawamba (DH), 1 p.m.
Mississippi State vs. Sacramento State (Puerto Vallarta, Mexico),
to reach 400 points in her freshman season. Morris is five points shy of
moving into sixth in career scoring at UK. 10 a.m. Junior College Softball
Tatyana Wyatt chipped in with 10 points for Kentucky (20-5, 7-4 Ole Miss vs. UC Riverside (Westwood, California), 11 a.m. Wednesday’s Games
Southeastern Conference). The Wildcats have won seven straight Southern Miss vs. UT-Arlington (Waco, Texas), 12:30 p.m. Snead State at Itawamba (DH), 2 p.m.
games against the Crimson Tide, including five straight in Tuscaloosa. Alabama vs. South Florida (Tucson, Arizona), 1:15 p.m. Saturday’s Games
Howard scored 10 of Kentucky’s first 13 points of the second quar- EMCC vs. Wabash Valley (Booneville), 9 a.m.
ter as the Wildcats took an 11-point lead. Her basket midway through
Ole Miss vs. Cal Poly (Westwood, California), 1:30 p.m.
Alabama vs. New Mexico (Tucson, Arizona), 3:30 p.m. Itawamba at Marion Military (DH), Noon
the third quarter, part of a 13-0 run, put Kentucky ahead double-figures
for the rest of the game. Southern Miss at Baylor, 5:30 p.m. EMCC vs. Frontier (Booneville), 1 p.m.
Kentucky forced Alabama into 24 turnovers, scoring 20 points off
those miscues.
Saturday’s Games Junior College Tennis
Southern Miss vs. Sam Houston State (Waco, Texas), 10 a.m. Friday’s Matches
Megan Abrams scored 16 points and Jasmine Walker had 12
points and 15 rebounds for her fifth double-double of the season for Ole Miss vs. Oregon State (Westwood, California), Noon Itawamba at Holmes, 1 p.m.
Alabama (11-13, 3-8). Alabama has lost five of its last six games. Cierra Mississippi State vs. Central Florida (Puerto Vallarta, Mexico), Saturday’s Matches
Johnson, averaging 14.6 points, was held to four points in 19 minutes. 12:30 p.m. Wallace State-Hanceville at Itawamba, 1 p.m.
n Softball’s Tow earns player of week: At Tuscaloosa,
Alabama, Alabama sophomore Kaylee Tow has been named the SEC
Softball Player of the Week, it was announced Monday.
13. Villanova 19-5 753 14 18. Iowa St. 18-5 205 22
The Madisonville, Kentucky native posted stellar numbers at last 14. Kansas 18-6 699 13 19. Arizona St. 16-6 202 20
weekend’s season-opening Trojan Classic, leading the team with a
.692 batting average which included nine hits, nine runs scored, three NBA
15. Texas Tech
16. Louisville
17. Florida St.
19-5 660 18
17-7 542 16
18-5 455 22
20. Miami
21. Florida St.
22. Texas A&M
186 25
146 24
126 18
on the air
doubles and six walks. She earned at least one hit, one run and one 18. Kansas St. 18-5 444 — 23. Rutgers 17-6 105 20
walk in all five games and had an RBI in four of the five contests.
Atlantic Division
W L Pct GB
41 16 .719 —
19. LSU
20. Wisconsin
19-4 437 21
17-7 403 19
24. Michigan St.
25. South Dakota
65 23
42 —
Her best performance came in the Feb. 9 win against Murray State, Philadelphia 36 20 .643 4½ 21. Iowa 19-5 399 20 Others receiving votes: Utah 32, UCF 26, COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Boston 35 21 .625 5½ 22. Virginia Tech 18-5 393 11 Drake 8, UCLA 8, Rice 6, Missouri 3, Boise
going 4-for-4 from the plate with four runs scored, two doubles, two 23. Iowa St. 18-6 280 17 St. 2, Minnesota 2, Ohio 1, South Dakota St. 5:30 p.m. — Purdue at Maryland, Big Ten
Brooklyn 29 28 .509 12
RBIs and a walk. The run, hit and double totals are all career highs, and New York 10 45 .182 30 24. Maryland 18-6 196 24 1, West Virginia 1.
25. Buffalo 20-3 170 23
the four runs scored is tied for the UA single-game record. Southeast Division
Others receiving votes: Cincinnati 76, Auburn AP Voting
Tow, a preseason All-SEC selection this season, winning NFCA

W L Pct GB
27 28 .491 — 35, Wofford 22, Washington 17, Lipscomb 6, for Adam Minichino 5:30 p.m. — St. Bonaventure at St. Joseph’s,
TCU 5, Texas 3, Clemson 1.
All-America and All-SEC accolades as a freshman in 2018. The award Miami 25 29 .463 1½ Former Dispatch sports editor Adam Minichi- CBS Sports Network
no is a voter on The Associated Press’ weekly
marks the second weekly conference honor of her career, previously
25 32 .439 3
24 32 .429 3½ USA Today Men’s Top 25 women’s college basketball poll. Here is his 6 p.m. — LSU at Kentucky, ESPN
The top 25 teams in the USA Today men’s ballot for this week:
named SEC Freshman of the Week on April 3, 2018. Alabama has Atlanta 18 38 .321 9½
college basketball poll, with first-place votes 1. Baylor 6 p.m. — Michigan State at Wisconsin, ESPN2
Central Division
earned 47 SEC Player of the Week awards in program history, with W L Pct GB in parentheses, records through Feb. 10, 2. Oregon
Demi Turner as the most-recent recipient on May 7, 2018. Milwaukee 41 14 .745 —
points based on 25 points for a first-place 3. Louisville 6 p.m. — Pittsburgh at Boston College, ESPNU
vote through one point for a 25th-place vote 4. Mississippi State
Indiana 37 19 .661 4½
Tow and her teammates continue the 2019 season this weekend Detroit 25 29 .463 15½
and previous ranking: 5. UConn 6 p.m. — Georgia at Texas A&M, SEC Network
Record Pts Pvs 6. Marquette
at the Hillenbrand Invitational in Tucson, Ariz., playing five games over Chicago
13 43 .232 28½
11 45 .196 30½
1. Tennessee (30) 22-1 798 1 7. Notre Dame 7:30 p.m. — Michigan at Penn State, Big Ten
three days starting Friday. WESTERN CONFERENCE
2. Duke (2) 21-2 768 2 8. Maryland Network
3. Gonzaga 23-2 734 4 9. South Carolina
Southwest Division 4. Virginia 20-2 689 3
W L Pct GB 10. Oregon State 7:30 p.m. — Butler at St. John’s, CBS Sports
Ole Miss Houston
San Antonio
32 23 .582 —
32 26 .552 1½
5. Kentucky
6. Nevada
7. Michigan
20-3 667 5
23-1 609 6
22-2 607 7
11. North Carolina State
12. Iowa
13. Gonzaga
Dallas 26 29 .473 6
Men’s track and field squad moves into Top 20 New Orleans 25 32 .439 8
8. North Carolina
9. Houston
19-4 583 8
23-1 517 12
14. Arizona State
15. Stanford
8 p.m. — Duke at Louisville, ESPN
NEW ORLEANS – Ole Miss men’s track & field exploded up the Memphis 23 34 .404 10
Northwest Division
10. Marquette 20-4 488 9 16. Syracuse 8 p.m. — Kansas State at Texas, ESPN2
charts in the Week 4 USTFCCCA National Rating Index, improving 74 11. Purdue 17-6 430 15 17. Miami
W L Pct GB 12. Michigan State 19-5 420 11 8 p.m. — Arkansas at Missouri, ESPNU
Denver 37 18 .673 — 18. Iowa State
spots all the way to No. 18 after a superb weekend of competition. 13. Villanova 19-5 411 13 19. Texas A&M
This marks the 27th total time that Ole Miss has ranked in the
Oklahoma City
36 19 .655
33 22 .600 4
1 14. Kansas 18-6 320 14 20. Texas 8 p.m. — Alabama at Mississippi State, SEC
15. Texas Tech 19-5 305 18
indoor men’s index since the USTFCCCA began rankings in 2008, as Utah 32 24 .571 5½ 16. Virginia Tech 18-5 266 10
21. Florida State
22. Rutgers
Minnesota 25 30 .455 12 17. Iowa 19-5 250 20
well as the first time that the Rebel men have ranked within the top-25 Pacific Division 18. Kansas State 18-5 233 —
23. South Dakota 9:30 p.m. — Air Force at UNLV, CBS Sports
during indoors since Week 4 of the 2016 season (No. 17). W L Pct GB 24. Minnesota
19. Florida State 18-5 211 24
Golden State 40 15 .727 — 20. Louisville 17-7 207 17
25. UCF Network
Buoying this rise was an all-time weekend out of the Rebel L.A. Clippers 31 26 .544 10
milers out at Boston University’s David Hemery Valentine Invitational.
Sophomore Waleed Suliman clocked the NCAA’s second-fastest mile
L.A. Lakers
30 26 .536 10½
28 28 .500 12½
21. LSU
22. Iowa State
23. Wisconsin
19-4 200 22
194 16
174 19
Hockey 10 p.m. — San Diego State at Colorado State,
this year at 3:56.78, a new Ole Miss school record worth 19.46 points in
Phoenix 11 47 .190 30½ 24. Buffalo 20-3 86 25 NHL
Monday’s Games
25. Maryland 18-6 65 — EASTERN CONFERENCE NBA
the USTFCCCA’s ranking algorithm. Suliman is also contributing on the Others receiving votes: Cincinnati 45, Mis- Atlantic Division
Cleveland 107, New York 104 sissippi State 22, Auburn 20, Washington GP W L OT Pts GF GA 7 p.m. — Boston at Philadelphia, TNT
fifth-ranked distance medley relay squad alongside Everett Smulders, Detroit 121, Washington 112 16, Furman 13, Wofford 13, Arizona State 8, Tampa Bay 56 41 11 4 86 217 156
James Burnett and Derek Gutierrez (9:38.09; 13.76 points) and in the
Indiana 99, Charlotte 90 North Texas 7, Hofstra 6, Texas 6, N.C. State Toronto 55 34 18 3 71 195 157 7 p.m. — San Antonio at Memphis, Fox Sports
Toronto 127, Brooklyn 125 5, Mississippi 4, Syracuse 2, Toledo 1. Boston 56 31 17 8 70 162 145 Southeast
800-meter (23rd, 1:49.18, 0.55 points). Houston 120, Dallas 104
Gutierrez also joined the sub 4-minute club in the mile on Saturday,
Milwaukee 112, Chicago 99 Monday’s Women’s Montreal 56 31 18 7 69 172 162
Buffalo 55 27 21 7 61 162 170 9:30 p.m. — Utah at Golden State, TNT
running what is currently the 10th-best time in the NCAA at 3:58.55
Minnesota 130, L.A. Clippers 120
Oklahoma City 120, Portland 111 Major Scores Florida 54 23 23 8 54 168 189
Denver 103, Miami 87 EAST Detroit 56 21 28 7 49 156 186 NHL
(6.81 points). He also contributes for the Rebels with his 35th-ranked 3K Today’s Games LIU Brooklyn 71, Mount St. Mary’s 61 Ottawa 55 21 29 5 47 172 201
time of 7:57.78 (0.01 points). L.A. Lakers at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m. Robert Morris 60, CCSU 40 Metropolitan Division 6 p.m. — Chicago at Boston, NBC Sports
Sacred Heart 68, Fairleigh Dickinson 62 GP W L OT Pts GF GA
Other Rebels contributing are Allen Gordon in both the high jump Boston at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
Orlando at New Orleans, 7 p.m. St. Francis (Pa.) 78, Bryant 66 N.Y. Islanders 55 33 16 6 72 160 133 Network
UConn 97, South Carolina 79 Washington 56 31 18 7 69 192 180
(18th, 2.19m/7-02.25; 0.93 points) and long jump (22nd, 7.69m/25- San Antonio at Memphis, 7 p.m.
Utah at Golden State, 9:30 p.m. Wagner 87, St. Francis Brooklyn 85 Columbus 54 31 20 3 65 177 167 SOCCER
02.75; 0.50 points), John Rivera Jr. in the 800-meter (27th, 1:49.41; 0.22 SOUTH Pittsburgh 56 29 20 7 65 193 173
2 p.m. — UEFA Champions League: Manchester
points) and Manny Foster in the long jump (32nd, 7.64m/25-00.75; 0.03 Monday’s Men’s Alabama A&M 60, Ark.-Pine Bluff 54 Carolina 56 28 22 6 62 163 163
Philadelphia 56 25 24 7 57 162 186
points). Major Scores Alabama St. 73, MVSU 67
Bethune-Cookman 76, Howard 63 N.Y. Rangers 55 24 23 8 56 156 182
United vs. Paris Saint-Germain, TNT
Bucknell 87, Lehigh 75
Grambling St. 79, Alcorn St. 63
Jackson St. 59, Southern U. 52
New Jersey 55 21 26 8 50 159 186
Junior Colleges SOUTH
Alabama St. 82, MVSU 59
Ark.-Pine Bluff 69, Alabama A&M 60
Kentucky 68, Alabama 53
NC A&T 70, Md.-Eastern Shore 58
NC Central 65, Delaware St. 64

Central Division
56 35 18 3 73 194 160
EMCC basketball squads sweep Northwest Miss. C.C. Grambling St. 65, Alcorn St. 53 Norfolk St. 69, Florida A&M 45 Nashville 58 33 20 5 71 180 151 5:30 p.m. — St. Louis at George Washington,
Howard 79, Bethune-Cookman 73
SENATOBIA — The East Mississippi Community College men’s NC A&T 68, Md.-Eastern Shore 61
SC State 60, Coppin St. 55
Savannah St. 53, Morgan St. 35
St. Louis
55 28 22 5 61 142 140
54 27 22 5 59 155 159
CBS Sports Network
basketball team took over sole possession of first place in the Missis- NC Central 87, Delaware St. 52
Norfolk St. 66, Florida A&M 54
MIDWEST Minnesota 56 27 24 5 59 156 162
Colorado 55 22 22 11 55 180 183
5:30 p.m. — Providence at Villanova, FS1
Michigan St. 77, Indiana 61
sippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) North SC State 85, Coppin St. 84 FAR WEST Chicago 56 23 24 9 55 182 203 6 p.m. — South Carolina at Tennessee, SEC
Divsion race with a 74-67 win over Northwest Mississippi Community Savannah St. 88, Morgan St. 85 N. Colorado 71, Sacramento St. 61 Pacific Division
Southern U. 76, Jackson St. 67 GP W L OT Pts GF GA Network
College. Virginia 69, North Carolina 61 AP Women’s Top 25 San Jose 57 34 16 7 75 210 177
6 p.m. — Rutgers at Northwestern, Big Ten
For EMCC (14-7, 8-2), Dewayne Cox had 24 points (19 in the SOUTHWEST The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ Calgary 55 34 15 6 74 202 161
Baylor 59, Oklahoma 53 women’s college basketball poll, with first- Vegas 57 31 22 4 66 170 157
second half). Robert Davis Jr. added 18 points (16 in the second half). Kansas 82, TCU 77, OT place votes in parentheses, records through Vancouver 57 25 25 7 57 164 181 Network
Terryonte Thomas adds 15 points. Makedric Bell added eight points, Feb. 10, total points based on 25 points for a Edmonton 55 24 26 5 53 159 184
6 p.m. — Clemson at Miami, ESPN2
five assists, three blocks and two steals.
AP Men’s Top 25 first-place vote through one point for a 25th- Arizona 55 24 26 5 53 145 161
The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ place vote and last week’s ranking: Los Angeles 56 23 28 5 51 136 171 6 p.m. — South Florida at Central Florida,
The EMCC men have won seven of their last eight, including four college basketball poll, with first-place votes Record Pts Prv Anaheim 56 21 26 9 51 127 182
in parentheses, records through Feb. 10, total
points based on 25 points for a first-place vote
1. Baylor (22) 21-1 694 1
NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for
2. Louisville (3) 23-1 664 2
The EMCC women (10-11, 7-3) have also won four straight, thanks through one point for a 25th-place vote and 3. Oregon (3) 23-1 653 3 overtime loss. Top three teams in each divi- 6 p.m. — Richmond at VCU, ESPNU
last week’s ranking: 4. UConn 21-2 607 5 sion and two wild cards per conference ad-
to a 58-48 victory over Northwest. Record Pts Prv 5. Mississippi St. 22-1 596 6 vance to playoffs. 7:30 p.m. — Creighton at Xavier, CBS Sports
Brianna Page had her second straight double-double with 20 1. Tennessee (40) 22-1 1573 1 6. Notre Dame 22-3 553 4
2. Duke (24) 21-2 1554 2 7. Maryland 22-2 522 10 Monday’s Games
points and 13 rebounds. Tye Metcalf added 19 points. Aamiya Rush had 3. Gonzaga 23-2 1457 4 8. Marquette 21-3 513 8 Washington 6, Los Angeles 4
11 rebounds. 4. Virginia 20-2 1406 3 9. Oregon St. 20-4 436 7 Pittsburgh 4, Philadelphia 1 7:30 p.m. — Georgetown at Seton Hall, FS1
5. Kentucky 20-3 1330 5 10. Stanford 19-4 423 11 San Jose 7, Vancouver 2
The EMCC women swept the season series from Northwest for the 6. Michigan 22-2 1253 7 11. South Carolina 17-5 403 12 Today’s Games 8 p.m. — Ole Miss at Auburn, SEC Network
first time since 2014-15. 7. Nevada 23-1 1230 6 12. N.C. State 21-2 400 9 Washington at Columbus, 6 p.m. 8 p.m. — Minnesota at Nebraska, Big Ten
8. North Carolina 19-4 1178 8 13. Gonzaga 22-2 363 13 N.Y. Islanders at Buffalo, 6 p.m.
Both EMCC squads host Itawama Community College Monday. 9. Houston 23-1 1022 12 14. Iowa 19-5 329 16 Dallas at Florida, 6 p.m. Network
10. Marquette 20-4 953 10 15. Texas 19-5 294 14 Chicago at Boston, 6 p.m.
—From Special and Staff Reports 11. Michigan St. 19-5 948 9 16. Syracuse 18-5 277 15 Calgary at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m. 8 p.m. — Texas Tech at Oklahoma State, ESPN2
12. Purdue 17-6 900 15 17. Kentucky 19-5 206 19 Carolina at Ottawa, 6:30 p.m.
4B Tuesday, February 12, 2019 The Dispatch •

Bulldogs Patriots
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eight minutes to play. they’re clawing toward a Starting strong on the “We played more comfortably and did three goals really is amazing. Once we
However, the Wildcats number one seed (in the offensive end could be a what we wanted to do,” Heritage Acad- had the lead, we pushed back some and
scored the next six points NCAA tournament).” key to victory. Kentucky emy senior Lex Rogers said. “I thought wanted to make sure they didn’t score.”
to pull away. The final eight games built a 40-25 halftime lead we did a great job of controlling tempo. Rogers also noted the strong play of
“We played two of the of the regular-season Saturday. In the first half, we knew the wind be junior Parker Maner in goal.
best teams in the SEC,” schedule appear to be less “They’re a good defen- on our side, so we wanted to get some “We have had one match where we
MSU freshman Reggie daunting. However, the sive team.,” Howland said. strong shots at the goal, while we were gave up four goal, so that was just a
Perry said. “We try to not Bulldogs will need to find “They have great size and still fresh.” fluke,” Rogers said. “Our communica-
worry about our losses their swagger quickly. length. It starts with our Starkville Academy had the first two tion is good, and our defenders are good.
but still learn from them. Earlier this season, Al- legitimate scoring threats in the first It’s difficult for the other team to have a
defense though. If we’re
We just want to go out, abama recorded an 83-79 half. After those were both denied, mo- series of good shots against us because
taking (the ball) out of the
play hard each game and victory when this teams mentum quickly turned. of how strong we are back there.”
net as opposed to taking
learn from our mistakes.” met Jan. 29 at Tuscaloosa, Rogers rammed home a shot from Last season, Starkville Academy
Unfortunately, the Alabama. Four days later, it off the backboard, it’s about 15 yards away for a quick 1-0 lead
a big difference because eliminated Heritage Academy in the
Bulldogs have given the Bulldogs helped their eight minutes into the match. semifinal round of the playoffs. That
themselves a lot of chanc- cause with a road win at we do a good job when On the other end, a nice save by Reu-
we get out in transition. served as extra motivation for the team
es to reflect. Ole Miss. ben Proffitt preserved the shutout. Monday night.
Six of the team’s seven “(Points inside) will We can take advantage “Our back line has been strong all
of numbers and the op- “(This wins) means a lot to us, be-
losses have been by five be something that is ob- year,” Sharp said. “Reuben (Proffitt), cause they put us out in the semifinal
points or less, with two viously a big focus for portunities. It starts with Jackson (Dicico), Coen (Velek) and Ster-
round of state,” Sharp said. “We know
of those being in over- us because they have a our defense. You saw on ling (Bailey) have been great all year.
we could see them again, so we have to
time. The Bulldogs are consorted effort to get Saturday when we played They hardly let anything get past them.”
keep playing well and attack like we did
2-3 in conference games in the paint, attack the really good defensively in The Patriots then went back on the
in this match.”
at home. basket and score around the second half, it really offensive attack and had the better of
“Bottom line is that the the goal,” Howland said. things for the majority of the first half. The Patriots were also happy with the
helped our offense. That’s
LSU game, we felt that we “They’re playing really Rogers and Sharp scored in the space completeness of Monday’s victory.
usually the case.” “The first time played them was ear-
should have had that one,” well right now. They’ve While the team still of five minutes on a pair of corner kicks.
Howland said. “We had won their last two games Starkville Academy had a shot advan- ly in the season,” Rogers said. “We are
has four weeks of mean- playing much better now. That’s what
the lead late and couldn’t and had a good road win ingful basketball ahead, tage, but Heritage Academy had a 3-0
quite get it over the hump. at Vanderbilt which is a lead at halftime. practice time can do for you. We practice
Perry said the recent hard and you can tell that our chemistry
We even had the lead in hard place to win at. We “Getting off to a quick start really
losses are not holding the has improved a lot from the start of the
the overtime. With the need to bring our best ef- helped us win the match,” Swartz said.
team back. season.”
Kentucky game, I thought fort tomorrow.” “You want to come out ready. Once we
“Any loss is really frus- Meanwhile, Swartz hopes the team
we really got better in the Alabama (15-8, 6-4) scored a goal, it gave us a lot of momen-
second half. I think we re- has inched their way into trating, but we try not to tum in the match. We didn’t relax (with can with three more matches.
ally showed to ourselves a deeper NCAA tourna- dwell on it,” Perry said. the lead), but we did play with more con- “For the seniors, we really want to
if we play with that kind ment discussion with “We try to learn from our fidence.” win a state championship,” Swartz said.
of heart, intensity and all those wins last week (89- mistakes, carry on to the The Patriots turned up the pressure “We have come close in the past, but like
out defense, then we can 74 at home over Georgia next game and pick up on the defensive side in the second half. Lex is our best player. He deserves to go
be good against anybody and 77-67 at Vanderbilt). where we left off.” In a half with few shots, the lone goal out with a championship. We will try to
in the country. Kentucky In the latest NET rank- Follow Dispatch sports came from Swartz in the 58th minute. win it for him.”
is the hottest team in the ings, MSU is No. 29 and editor Scott Walters on “This is a big rivalry,” Sharp said. Follow Dispatch sports editor Scott
country right now, and Alabama is No. 43. Twitter @dispatchscott “For us to be come here and win by more Walters on Twitter @dispatchscott

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For his efforts, Mattix is Even after a 4-8 start, the Trojans have some seniors fluence on Mattix, when he was Thursday night. A win means
being honored today as The Trojans kept plugging and won (Tikorian Chandler, Krash in ninth grade. A senior-laden home-court advantage in the
Dispatch’s Prep Player of the 11 of the next 15. Pascisco, Javares Roberts and squad also made an impact a first round of the playoffs. Two
Week.” “It’s been fun leading these Presley Langford), Mattix has year later. wins this week would mean a re-
“RL is our leader,” New Hope guys,” Mattix said. “The main been the go-to guy from the “From Terryonte, I learned peat region title and a chance to
coach Drew McBrayer said. thing I have tried to stress is point guard position, as a lead- hard work,” Mattix said. “You play additional games at home.
“We go as he goes. Not only is hard work. Get in the gym ev- er, scorer and facilitator. have to put in a lot of long “Winning the (region) tour-
he a great player, but he also a ery day and get done what you “The leadership role is huge hours in the gym, working on nament is huge for us,” Mattix
leader. He has done a great job need to get done. I just love the for me,” Mattix said. “It’s great your craft. You will get out of
said. “We play much better at
of leading the younger guys game. If you lead, you have to that the coaches and my team- the game what you put into it.
home. This team has a chance
this year. He has helped them love the game. You have to be mates have that much confi- Coaches have always said that
to make a run, with the way
what it takes to compete on this emotionally invested. Hopeful- dence in me. It boosts me up Terryonte is the hardest work-
level.” ly, the other guys are motivated and keeps me going when times er they have ever been around. we are playing right now. If we
New Hope made a run to the my work ethic. That’s what I am are tough. If things aren’t going I would have to say hard work can get some games at home
MHSAA Class 4A state tourna- trying to teach them.” well, I have to stay confident, and being disciplined is what I and play in front of our rowdy
ment last year in Jackson. Mat- The Trojans have given because the other guys are have learned from the guys be- crowd, it will help our chances
tix is the only returning starter critical minutes to a fresh- looking at me to lead.” fore me.” a lot to make a good run.”
from that squad. He knew the man (Caleb Parr) and pair of Current East Mississippi New Hope will face Lou- Follow Dispatch sports editor
leadership mantle would rest eighth-graders (LJ Hackman Community College standout isville in a semifinal round Scott Walters on Twitter @dis-
with him. and Eric Thomas). While the Terryonte Thomas had a big in- game of the region tournament patchscott

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“She has a high energy done a great job of buying
level and does a great job into that,” Newman said.
of relating to the players,” “We have good speed, so
Newman said. “It’s great we look to be aggressive
to have someone with a on the bases.”
wealth of knowledge from Newman said outfield-
her playing experience. er Kristen Martin, utility
The players have done a player Megan James, in-
great job of buying into fielder Heidi Matthews
a new staff. Fall practice and outfielder Emily
went really well. Now, we Littlejohn have the most
are ready to build on the impressive offensive per-
strides we made and play formances during early
some games.” workouts.
Newman said five play- Holmes Community
ers will see a lot of work College transfer Madison
in the circle. That group Fields is also expected to
includes an experienced figure into the offensive
trio – seniors Madison production.
Scoggin, Ciera Stewart “We will be really
and junior Tiffany Phil- strong defensively,” New-
lips. Freshmen Amelia man said. “You see a re-
Statler and Donna Doug- ally cohesive unit in the
las will also factor into the field. We have done a lot
equation. of things together away
“Love the approach of from the field. We have
Amelia in the circle, she had some community
is from Florida and she is service projects and done
a tough competitor,” New- some other team bonding.
man said. “(Douglas) is Now that we are close to
from Water Valley. She is playing, you can see that
the first from her family paying off on the field.”
to play college ball, so she Newman said the
is excited about working schedule will be chal-
hard and getting better. lenging. The team will
They have the good for- host Division I opponent
tune of learning behind Mississippi Valley State
three players that saw a on March 26, as well as
lot of work last year.” facing former NCAA Divi-
Newman said the team sion II power Pfeiffer Uni-
will pitch by committee. versity in a tournament in
Some players will receive Cary, North Carolina.
spot starts, while others A longtime assistant
will be used primarily in at South Dakota State,
relief roles. He also added Newman also felt blessed
that some pitching deci- when he saw this week’s
sions will be dictated by weather forecast.
matchups from a particu- “My wife is still in
lar opponent. South Dakota,” Newman
Offensively, the Owls said. “The other day she
do not possess a lot of said it was 60 below there.
power but will be looking I am glad we don’t have
to hit more line drives. that problem here.”
“We have altered the Follow Dispatch sports
offensive philosophy quite editor Scott Walters on
a bit and the girls have Twitter @dispatchscott
The Dispatch • Tuesday, February 12, 2019 5B

PGA Tour
Pebble Beach Pro-Am

Mickelson caputres fifth win at Pebble Beach Pro-Am Monday

At Pebble Beach, Calif.
Purse: $7.6 million
p-Pebble Beach Golf Links: 6,816 yards, par-72
s-Spyglass Hill: 6,960 yards, par-72
m-Monterey Peninsula CC: 6,958 yards, par-71
By DOUG FERGUSON Mickelson won at Pebble the results and to finish it off never came close to a bogey and Final round played on Pebble Beach
Phil Mickelson (500), $1,368,000 65m-68s-70p-65—268
The Associated Press Beach for the fifth time, match- the way I did.” built a three-shot lead through Paul Casey (300), $820,800 69p-64m-67s-71—271
Scott Stallings (190), $516,800 67s-70p-69m-66—272
ing the record set by Mark Making it even more spe- 16 holes on Sunday night when Jason Day (123), $334,400 65m-69s-72p-68—274
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — O’Meara. He has gone 28 years cial is Pebble Beach, where he it was too dark to finish, no mat-
Si Woo Kim (123), $334,400 66p-71m-69s-68—274
Scott Langley (100), $273,600 64m-69s-73p-69—275
Phil Mickelson is closing in on Brian Gay (85), $236,867 64m-72s-69p-71—276
since his first PGA Tour victory made his pro debut at the U.S. ter how hard he lobbied to keep Kevin Streelman (85), $236,867 70m-70s-71p-65—276
three decades on the PGA Tour
and his 44th, and he joined Ti- Open in 1992, where he won the going. Lucas Glover (85), $236,867 68s-66p-70m-72—276
and a half-century on Earth, Max Homa (68), $182,400 73p-69m-68s-67—277
ger Woods as the only players first of his five titles in another The final round Sunday had Scott Piercy (68), $182,400 70p-65m-69s-73—277
and he still feels his best golf is Chris Stroud (68), $182,400 69p-71m-67s-70—277
to surpass $90 million in career Monday finish in 1998, this one been delayed at the start by one Michael Thompson (68), $182,400 70s-72p-69m-66—277
good enough. Matt Every (54), $133,000 65m-71s-69p-73—278

He was at his best at Peb- earnings. in August because of rain. It’s hour because of rain, and then Jim Furyk (54), $133,000
Sung Kang (54), $133,000
ble Beach, and no one had a “It’s a lot more work and ef- where his grandfather, Al San- sunshine quickly gave way to Russell Knox (54), $133,000
Roberto Diaz (46), $102,600
chance. fort to play at this level,” Mick- tos, was among the first cad- hail that covered the greens Adam Hadwin (46), $102,600 72s-70p-65m-72—279
Graeme McDowell (46), $102,600 68p-70m-70s-71—279
A Monday finish brought on elson said. “And I have believed dies when the course opened in in a sheet of white and led to a D.J. Trahan (46), $102,600 68m-72s-72p-67—279
Tyler Duncan (37), $70,553 71p-68m-70s-71—280
by rain and a freak hail storm for some time that if I play at 1919, and Mickelson still uses two-hour delay. Matt Kuchar (37), $70,553 67m-73s-70p-70—280
Jonathan Byrd (37), $70,553 69p-69m-68s-74—280
was only a minor inconvenience my best, it will be good enough as a marker the 1900 silver dol- Mickelson said he could “see Rafa Cabrera Bello (37), $70,553 69s-68p-69m-74—280
Trey Mullinax (37), $70,553 71m-68s-73p-68—280
for the 48-year-old Mickelson. to win tournaments. The chal- lar his grandfather kept in his just fine” even after sunset, Patrick Reed (37), $70,553 68m-70s-73p-69—280

He played two holes just as well lenge is getting myself to play pocket to remind him he was knowing darkness falls quickly Cameron Champ (25), $46,360
Ernie Els (25), $46,360
as the previous 16 and polished my best. It’s a lot more work not poor. on the Monterey Peninsula. Ca- Branden Grace (25), $46,360
Brandon Harkins (25), $46,360
off his bogey-free final round off the course, it’s more time in There was plenty of sunlight sey could barely see the 3 feet Kevin Kisner (25), $46,360
Tom Lovelady (25), $46,360
with one last birdie for a 7-un- the gym, it’s more time eating, for the Monday morning finish, of grass between his ball and Curtis Luck (25), $46,360
Brady Schnell (25), $46,360
der 65 and a three-shot victory it’s more time focusing, it’s all just no drama. the cup on the 16th hole and Nick Taylor (25), $46,360
Martin Trainer (25), $46,360
over Paul Casey in the AT&T these things that go into it. Mickelson, who started the said there was no way to com- Jonas Blixt (15), $31,160 67m-69s-76p-70—282
Julian Etulain (15), $31,160 71p-72m-69s-70—282
Pebble Beach Pro-Am. “And so it’s gratifying to see final round three shots behind, plete two holes in six minutes. Tony Finau (15), $31,160 69p-73m-70s-70—282

Comics & Puzzles

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friend and I about keeping the setting, the celebration or
both got divorced my own maiden how lovely she looked, Mom
about the same name after our would fling her hand up and
time, but his took marriage until yell, “Get that thing out of my
much longer to she changes face!” even when other family
become final. It hers. Am I overre- members were in the shot.
is finally over, so acting, or are One day, in exasperation, I fi-
we have begun two “Mrs.” too nally told her, “Ya know, Mom,
talking seriously many? — SOON someday the only pictures your
about marriage TO MARRY IN descendants will have of you
ZITS and starting a CALIFORNIA will be of an angry, scowling
family. DEAR SOON woman.”
During one TO MARRY: You Abby, please remind your
of our conversa- are overreacting. readers we aren’t trying to
tions, he men- When a man has persecute them when we want
tioned that his
Dear Abby divorced, his ex a picture. We just want to hold,
ex-wife doesn’t can retain his share and save photos of the
intend to change back to her last name if she wishes. Some people we love the most, and
maiden name. I was shocked do it because they think it may the kindness and love in their
because she took advantage be to their advantage socially eyes shouldn’t be obscured by
of him financially and was to be associated with the fami- their hands. — FINALLY GOT
emotionally abusive all during ly. I have heard of others doing THROUGH TO MOM
their marriage. They had no it because they didn’t like their DEAR FINALLY: Although
kids, so it has nothing to do maiden name. we live in a self-promoting and
with her wanting to share the Please keep in mind that selfie culture, many individuals
GARFIELD same name with them. They after your wedding you will — feel the way your mother does
were married only a few years, if you wish — become “Mrs. — like a deer in the headlights
so she isn’t well established John Smith.” The ex can use when a camera is aimed their
under that name, either. the last name, but will have to way. That said, the point you
When I asked him why she use HER OWN first name with made was valid, and I am
wasn’t changing it, he told me it (Ms. Jane Smith) without pleased that she listened. It
she said his family was always reference to your husband. is for that reason I’m printing
nicer to her than her own. I Of course, if you wish to your letter.
suggested he ask her to adopt keep your maiden name, you Dear Abby is written by
another last name of her are free to do it — many wom- Abigail Van Buren, also known
choosing if she doesn’t want en do. But if you make that as Jeanne Phillips, and was
to go back to her maiden name decision, please do it for any founded by her mother, Pauline
rather than be falsely associ- other reason than because of Phillips. Contact Dear Abby
ated with a family she is no the one you put in your letter at or P.O.
longer a part of (or welcome to me. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA
CANDORVILLE in). He won’t consider taking DEAR ABBY: My mother 90069.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Feb. renders this one obsolete. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22).
12). You reconnect with your TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Liking a person a lot has con-
telepathic nature in the months Love’s healing power is immea- sequences. It means you’ll prob-
to come, relying less on words surable. Though, because it ably be communicating more
and instead letting your heart also can’t be bottled, it’s rather and spending time together,
do the communicating. Rela- easy to forget to take. You need and there’s a learning curve to
tionships heal. Your path sorts love. Double your dosage. consider among other things.
itself out before you. You let go GEMINI (May 21-June 21). How will you make it work?
of a tendency to worry and are You have goals that you don’t Automatically. Inevitably.
filled with peace. June’s big proj- know how to forward. The first VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22).
ect reflects your lighter state of step is to understand better If a purpose is right, it must be
BABY BLUES being. Aries and Gemini adore where you are and where you’re pursued, regardless of the odds
you. Your lucky numbers are: 7, going. Thought energy can flow of success. This is a theme in
2, 29, 15 and 42. to and through you. every action movie you’ve ever
ARIES (March 21-April CANCER (June 22-July 22). seen, and it’s a theme in your
19). You’re not going to change When it’s hard to be strong, you life lately, too.
things by arguing with reality might be focusing on the things LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23).
or fighting what’s going on that are making you feel weary To know what’s worth doing is a
here. This is what’s happening. instead of focusing on what you wisdom that not everyone has.
Accept it, and then get to work want. Your strength grows in People around you may be con-
building the new reality that direct relation to your desire. fused or inexperienced in this
regard and you can help them
out. Keep it light and friendly.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov.
21). If your house is untidy,
it’s probably because you’re
BEETLE BAILEY living so much life lately that
it’s challenging to keep up with.
Take it as a good sign, and then
devote some time to catching
up with yourself in all the ways
that matter to you.
Dec. 21). This day will either
become a fond memory or it will
be forgotten. Much depends
on whether you choose to do
the daring or new thing (which
will be memorable) or to stay
forgettably comfortable.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan.
MALLARD FILLMORE 19). Wishes cannot change the
facts. That’s how we know they
are facts; they’re stubbornly
impervious to influence. And
though you can’t change facts,
you can find more pleasant
facts to focus on.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb.
18). We come in and out of this
world the same way — power-
less. In between those points,
power ebbs and flows, cyclically.
Nurture others when you have
the influence to do it, and then
let them go, knowing everything
FAMILY CIRCUS has a season.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March
20). The saying goes, “If you
can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.” Much
depends on what sort of fight it
is, how close you are to winning
and what’s at stake. The import-
ant thing is that you have more
than one option to consider.

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6B Tuesday, February 12, 2019 The Dispatch •
Legal Notices 0010 Painting & Papering 1620 Medical / Dental 3300 Apts For Rent: South 7040 Houses For Rent: Northside
SERVICE S. 1 block from down- FIRST FULL MONTH
2003 CHEVROLET Certified in lead CARE CENTER OF town. Walking distance FREE! 2BR House,
TAHOE removal. Offering spe- ABERDEEN to MUW. No pets. CAFB $485. 3BR House,
VIN#: cial prices on interior & welcomed. XL l/r, d/r, $550. 1BA, stove, re-
1GNEC13ZX3J329520 exterior painting, pres- NURSE CASE b/r & backyard. In- frig, electric heat, win-
sure washing & sheet MANAGER (RN) cludes w/d, air condi- dow a/c. 1 yr. lease.
IF THIS VEHICLE IS NOT rock repairs. M – F, 8A – 4:30P tioner, gas heater, hard- Credit check. Coleman
CLAIMED IT WILL BE Free Estimates wood floors, electric Realty. 662-329-2323.
PUT UP FOR SALE ON Call 435-6528 RN SUPERVISOR stove, refrigerator.
THE 15TH DAY OF 7A – 3P $750/mo. $750 dep. HOUSE WITH APART-
MARCH, 2019, AT 662-364-6454. MENT NEAR MUW.
10:00 A.M. AT BURCH- Stump Removal 1790 LPN 3P – 11P Full Time 323 13th St. N. 3 Blks
FIELD'S BODY SHOP, Apts For Rent: West 7050 from MUW. L/r, d/r,
1512 GARDNER BLVD., CNA 6A – 2P Full Time b/r, kitchen, large f/r

COLUMBUS, MS 39702 w/ fireplace, 2BR/3BA.
FOR THE AMOUNT OF CNA 2P- 10P PRN Laundry room, outside

$2495.00. fenced patio, screened
Apply in person at side porch & work room
2/19/2019 505 Jackson St, Apartments MENT B/r, d/r, kitchen
& Houses
ALLSTUMP GRINDING Aberdeen & bathroom. NO HUD.
GET 'ER DONE! 1 Bedrooms Pets allowed w/ extra
dep. $1075/mo.
Sealed bids will be re-
ceived in the office of
We can grind all your
stumps. Hard to reach Truck Driving 3700 2 Bedroooms 662-386-7506.
the General Manager, places, blown over
3 Bedrooms Houses For Rent: Other 7180
Columbus Light and Wa- roots, hillsides, back-
ter Department, until yards, pastures. Free with Truck & Lowboy
Furnished &
Trailer experience to 1 ROOM/1BA, Utilities
2:00 p.m. on March 14, estimates. You find it,
load, haul, & unload Unfurnished Included. $450/mo. YESTERDAY’S ANSWER
2019 for REPLACE
we'll grind it!
heavy construction One person only. Refs YESTERDAY’S
POWER TRANS- 662-361-8379
FORMERS AT EAST equipment. Overnight 1, 2, & 3 Baths req. Contact/leave a
message for more info: Sudoku is a number-
COLUMBUS PRIMARY travel required. Only
qualified applicants with Lease, Deposit 662-328-8655. placing puzzle
Sudoku based on
is a number-
3 8 5 4 1 9 6 2 7
Tree Services 1860 clean MVR, current & Credit Check a 9x9 grid
placing with based
puzzle severalon 4 9 7 6 2 3 1 5 8

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

medical examiner’s Mobile Homes for Rent 7250
Interested parties may A&T Tree Service certificate and no acci- agiven
9x9 grid with several
numbers. The object 1 2 6 8 7 5 3 4 9
examine a copy of the Bucket truck & stump 3BR/2BA Trailer, New
Request for Bids at the dents need apply. Fax given numbers.
is to place The object
the numbers
office of the General
removal. Free est. resume to 662-492- Hope school dist.
2 3 9 1 5 6 8 7 4
Serving Columbus 4490 or email to $500/mo & $500 dep. 1 to place
to 9 in thethe numbers
empty spaces
Manager, or may be ob-
tain a copy of the Re-
since 1987. Senior Apts For Rent: Other 7080 Call between 10a-7p. 1sotothat
9 ineach
the empty spaces
row, each 7 6 8 3 9 4 2 1 5
citizen disc. Call Alvin @ 662-386-4292.
quest for Bids from the 242-0324/241-4447 1BR/1BA Apts for rent. NO TEXT MESSAGES. so that each
column row, each
and each 3x3 box 5 1 4 2 8 7 9 3 6
Engineer for the Project: column
containsand theeach
same3x3 box
"We'll go out on a limb Bargain Column 4180 College Manor Apts, dir-
for you!" RENT A fully equipped number 8 7 1 9 4 2 5 6 3
Atwell & Gent, P.A. ectly across from MUW. contains the same number
MEN'S Pulsar Watch. camper w/utilities & only once. The difficulty
P. O. Box 2558 Completely renovated,
Like new. $50. Two pair incl granite countertops, cable from $145/wk - only once. The difficulty 9 5 3 7 6 1 4 8 2
Starkville, Mississippi $535/month. Colum- level increases from
39760-2558 of men's still toe boots. SS appls & W/D. 12 mo level increases from 6 4 2 5 3 8 7 9 1
$40. Call 662-497- lease, dep req, $650/ bus & County School Monday to Sunday.
Telephone (662) 324- VICKERS TREE
2025. locations. 662-242- Monday to Sunday. Difficulty Level 2/11
5658 SERVICE, LLC mo. 662-425-3817.
7653 or 601-940-1397.
Tree trimming and re-
Bids should be signed moval. Fully insured. 2BR/1BA located in
Free estimates. Historic Downtown Commercial Property 8050
by an authorized agent SWIRL DIAMOND Ring.
of the company and de- *Now Accepting Credit Size 10. 10K gold. $85. Columbus. 2,000 sqft.
Hardwood floors BUILDING & LAND for
livered to 420 4th Aven- & Debit Cards* Call 662-497-2025. sale. 5,000 sq. ft. met-
ue South, Columbus, Call Curt 662-418-0889 throughout. Open floor.
Very nice. Incl W&D. al Ceco building. Loc-
MS or mailed to Gener- or 662-549-2902 ated on 8.5 ac. of land.
al Manager’s office, “A cut above the rest” Burial Plots 4250 $1200/mo. Call
662-328-8655. Building includes 700
P.O. Box 949, Colum- sq. ft. heated & cooled
bus, MS 39703 and 2 BURIAL plots. Friend-
ship Cemetery, Colum- DOWNTOWN: 2BR/1BA, office, kitchen, bath and
should be clearly Clerical & Office 3050 CH&A, 1 story, W/D, tool room. Behind
marked on the outside bus. Will sell together
or separate. $800 for historic district, 1 block house at 6901 Hwy. 12
of the envelope “RE- LOCAL COMPANY from downtown, $625/ E. Steens. $150,000.
PLACE POWER TRANS- looking for receptionist/ one. $1200 for both. mo. + $625 dep. NO 662-574-8437.
FORMERS AT EAST secretary. Previous ex- Call 662-327-3335.
PETS. 662-574-8789. RETAIL SPACE Available
COLUMBUS PRIMARY perience helpful but not Peaceful & Quiet area.
SUBSTATION”. necessary. Computer in Historic Downtown.
skills a must. Send 404 Main St. 3,000
FRIENDSHIP CEMETERY 1, 2, 3 BEDROOM apart- sq. ft. $1,300/mo.
Columbus Light & Wa- resume to: Burial Space. Square ments & townhouses.
ter reserves the right to Box 661, c/o The Call 662-328-8655
#103 X-11. $800. Call for more info. or 662-574-7879.
reject any and/or all Commercial Dispatch, Call Wortley Cole, 662-328-8254.
bids and to hold bids for PO Box 511, Columbus, 662-574-5591.
a period of 30 days or MS 39703. FIRST FULL MONTH Houses For Sale: West 8350
until after the monthly RENT FREE! 1 & 2 Bed-
Board of Commission’s Farm Equipment & Supplies room Apts/Townhomes. FSBO: 3BR/2BA in May-
meeting before award or Stove & refrigerator. hew, 1551 Garth Rd.
rejection. General Help Wanted 3200 4420 Close to Columbus,
$335-$600 Monthly.
Starkville & West Point.
OUR COMPANY is seek- 2016 CAT Skidsteer w/ Credit check & deposit. New HVAC, 1.7 acres,
No bidder may with- ing an experienced car- mulcher. <1,000 hrs, Coleman Realty,
draw a bid for a period 662-329-2323. large metal bldg incl.
penter. We specialize in $88,500. 2016 John $139,000. 662-418-
of thirty (30) days after home remodels & new Deere 5100E Tractor,
the date set for open- 8984 or 662-552-1400.
ing of bids.
construction. The ideal 210 hrs. $39,500.
candidate will have
transportation & basic
205-329-1790. COLEMAN Investment Property 8550
662-570-9464 for Furniture 4480 private property. Approx
BY: Todd Gale
more information. 1 BEDROOM 6 acres. Will sell or
General Manager $700. New mattresses, 2 BEDROOMS lease property located
in NE Noxubee County.
still in plastic, $275. 3 BEDROOMS 601-405-3717.
Bissell carpet cleaner,
February 12, 2019 FULL TIME Position. $100. Two sets of black
February 19, 2019 Must have valid driver's Toyota Camry floormats, LEASE, Lots & Acreage 8600
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license & be able to

drive truck w/
Building & Remodeling 1120 delivery of equipment.trailer for
$80. New fabric steam-
er, $40. 662-242-2884.
DEPOSIT 22 ACRES in Caledonia
on Wood Rd. All road
Some Counter Sales,
Leave a message. AND frontage. Water & natur-
Tom Hatcher, LLC
Custom Construction, Mechanical Knowledge CREDIT CHECK al gas available. Resid-
ential Development
Restoration, Remodel- & lifting required. Apply General Merchandise 4600 Property. 662-356-6862
ing, Repair, Insurance in person at Handyman
claims. 662-364-1769. Rentals, Inc. on Hwy 82 OLD COMIC Book
West in Starkville.
662-329-2323 or 662-574-3053.
Licensed & Bonded magazine collection. 250 ACRE pine planta-
Make offer. Call Danny tion with 10 to 16 year
General Services 1360 at 662-242-6718. 2411 HWY 45 N old trees, prime deer
COLUMBUS, MS hunting, ideal for hunt-
FREE TRAINING for HEAVY EQUIPMENT ing club, $1500/acre,
JOB SEEKING WOMEN; SERVICE MECHANIC Sporting Goods 4720 will divide, Monroe
COMPUTER TRAINING, with verifiable experi- Commercial Property For County. 662-369-3778,
RESUME WRITING, & IN- ence, own tools and ED SANDERS Gunsmith or 662-256-5838.
Open for season! 9-5, Rent 7100
Tues-Fri & 9-12, Sat.
Tues & Thurs Evening resume by fax to
classes start February 662-492-4490 1.95 acre lots.
5th. Enroll now at Chris- or email to: ence! Repairs, cleaning, TIES/Retail/Office Good/bad credit.
refinishing, scopes Spaces starting @
tian Women's Job
mounted & zeroed, $285/mo. Downtown & 10% down, as low as
Corps. Min H.S. Dip- East Columbus loca- $299/mo. Eaton Land.
loma or Equivalent re- handmade knives. tions. 662-435-4188. 662-361-7711
quired. Call 662-722- MISSISSIPPI STATE Located: Hwy 45 Alt,
3016 or 662-597-1030 University (MSU), North of West Point, OFFICE SPACE: 2,000 Campers & RVs 9300
Department of Physics turn right on Yokahama square feet. 294
and Astronomy. Job Blvd, 8mi & turn left on Chubby Dr. Flexible leas- TOMBIGBEE RV Park,
Need a Babysitter or a duties include machine Darracott Rd, will see located on Wilkins Wise
Tutor? Call 662-574- ing terms. Available
shop, property control, sign, 2.5mi ahead shop now. 662-328-8254. Rd & Waverly Rd. Full
0426. Teacher Certi- and safety policies. on left. 662-494-6218. Hookups available.
fied in most subjects. View full job informa- HISTORIC DOWNTOWN $300/mo. 662-328- ACROSS
tion and/or apply for Columbus Office, Retail, 8655 or 662-574-7879. 1 Outcast
Need a Privacy Fence? position at www.msu- Business Opportunity 6050 Restaurant Space avail-
Call me! Licensed w/ able. Call 662-328-
7 Tibetan monk
11 Plummer of “Pulp
30+ years of exp. Call
or text 662-549-7167.
Candidate will
cover letter, current
Columbus: 411 Main
8655 or 662-574-7879. It’s a classified Fiction”
resume or curriculum St. Office, Retail, Res- Houses For Rent: Northside
RETAINER WALL, drive- vita, and the complete taurant Space available.
Call 423-333-1124. 7110 rule-of-thumb: 12 Weary word
way, foundation, con- contact information for 13 Chicago
crete, masonry restora- at least three profes-
sional references. MSU
2BR/1BA 1417 We tell readers attraction on Lake
tion, remodeling, base- Apts For Rent: Northside 7010 Sanders Mill Rd. Old Michigan
ment foundation, re- is an equal opportunity
pairs, small dump truck employer, and all quali- FOX RUN COMPANY LLC Steens, Caledonia
country house in what they need 15 Top grade
fied applicants will
hauling (5-6 yd) load &
demolition/lot cleaning. receive consideration
1 & 2 BR near hospital. schools, new carpet &
$595-645/mo. Military paint inside. $685/mo. to know to buy 16 Equitable
Burr Masonry for employment without
discount offered, pet $685 deposit. No pets. 18 Tear asunder
662-242-0259. regard to race, color,
religion, ethnicity, sex area, pet friendly, and Call 662-356-4764. what they need. 21 Make well
(including pregnancy furnished corporate 22 Declare
apartments available. 2BR/1BA. 601 21st St.
WORK WANTED: and gender identity),
Licensed & Bonded-car- national origin, disabil- ON SITE SECURITY. N. $550/mo. $550 de- Five Questions: 24 Boxing great
pentry, painting, & de- ity status, age, sexual ON SITE MAINTENANCE. posit. 770-316-1714. 25 Presidential
molition. Landscaping, ON SITE MANAGEMENT.
orientation, genetic 2BR/1BA. 94 Harris Dr. nickname
gutters cleaned, bush information, protected
hogging, clean-up work, veteran status, or any
SURVEILLANCE. $450/mo. $300 dep. 1 Goat 26 Pizzeria buy
pressure washing, mov- other characteristic Benji @ 662-386-4446 Caledonia Schools. 27 Chin covers
Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm. Near CAFB.
ing help & furniture protected by law. We 29 Spelunking site
repair. 662-242-3608 always welcome nomin-
ations and applica-
Sat/Sun by appt only.
2BR/1BA 49 Ruthie Dr. 2 Hollywood- 30 Herring’s kin
5 Take as one’s own 29 Hoedown figure
$450/mo. $300 dep. 6 Foyer 31 Hoedown, e.g.
Lawn Care / Landscaping tions from women,
members of any minor- PEAR ORCHARD APTS
Columbus Schools.
Near CAFB.
land 31 Secluded valley
7 Expires 33 Yale students
1470 32 Filch
ity group, and others 2BR Townhouse - $585, 8 In the style of 34 Put down
JESSE & BEVERLY'S who share our passion W/D incl. Great loca- Call 662-889-1122. 34 Kid’s construc-
ing, cleanup, landscap-
for building a diverse
community that re-
tion. $200 processing
fee & $50 application 3BR/1.5BA house in
3 Jump tion toys
9 Ruin
10 Be inquisitive
35 Lyricist Gershwin
36 Original
ing, sodding, & tree cut- flects the diversity in Columbus. 1801 MLK 40 Region
fee. 662-328-9471 or 14 Hospital worker 37 Horace creation
ting. 356-6525. our student population. 662-889-7565. Dr. $695/mo. $695 de- 41 Became frosted
posit. 770-316-1714. 4 Ruth’s Chris 42 Sailing boat
16 Writer Verne
17 Heep of fiction
38 Rifle or revolver
39 Place to relax
HOUSES. 2 & 3 bed- Steak House 43 Tennis star
19 Sherpa’s home
room w/ 2-3 bath town- 20 Car trip
houses. $600 to $695.
21 Fare carrier
662-549-9555. Ask for
Glenn or text. 5 Cerberus DOWN
22 Crunch targets
1 Buddy
23 Golfer’s need
Apts For Rent: Other 7080 2 Bordeaux buddy
25 Augment
3 Operated
28 Scoundrel
4 As a precaution

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