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Owners seek permits to rebuild storm-torn properties


City building inspector power reconnected and
with (Mississippi Emer-
addressing confusion, gency Management Agen-
cy) in assessing damaged
myths about requirements structures,” said Kenneth
Wiegel, the head of the
By Slim Smith city’s five-person building
ssmith@cdispatch.com inspection department. Wiegel
“That’s slowed down a lit-
It’s been a busy few weeks for the Co- tle this week. Now, the work will shift
lumbus building inspection department toward permitting.”
in the wake of the Feb. 23 tornado that As owners prepare to rebuild or re-
destroyed or damaged 275 homes and 38 place damaged properties, the city’s
businesses in the city. building inspection department will be a
That isn’t likely to change over the key first step.
coming months, although the nature of “As people start to hear from their Slim Smith/Dispatch Staff

the work has changed. First Pentecostal Church, located on Tuscaloosa Road in Columbus, was destroyed
insurance companies, we’re beginning during the Feb. 23 tornado. According to Kenneth Wiegel of the city’s building inspec-
“We had been working with (Co- to see quite a few renovation permits or tion department, the church will have to meet the city’s flood ordinance requirements
lumbus) Light and Water to determine rebuild permits,” Wiegel said. “That will before the church can be rebuilt. Wiegel said the ordinance applies to all structures
which properties were safe to have their See Building inspection, 6A who suffered at least a 50-percent loss that are located in the city’s flood zones.

Some local
SFD, Meridian Community College legislators
partner for fire education program
still cold on
1-percent tax
Bill passes Senate
committee but Younger
says negative feedback
could keep him from
supporting it in floor vote
By Zack Plair and Amanda Lien
zplair@cdispatch.com,alien@cdispatch.com

Some local legis-


lators in Jackson still
say they are reticent
to support a 1-per-
cent restaurant sales
tax for Columbus,
leaving city officials
wondering how to
fund maintenance Younger
and operations at the
Sen. Terry Brown
Amphitheater on
The Island.
The tax bill passed
through the state
Senate Local and
Private Committee
Chism
Wednesday, meaning
it will be presented for a vote on the
Senate floor soon.
Courtesy photo Sen. Chuck Younger (R-Lown-
Starkville Fire Department firefighters load a training dummy onto a stretcher during a training exercise earlier this See 1-percent tax, 3A
year. The department is working with Meridian Community College through a program that can allow its firefighters
to get associate’s degrees in fire protection services.

20 firefighters participating, nine anticipate degrees this year


By Alex Holloway ing from other emergency service program coordinator and firefight-
Oktibbeha man arrested
aholloway@cdispatch.com training institutions, such as the er with SFD, introduced it to the for sexual battery
Mississippi Fire Academy, to take department.
Lt. Roosevelt Harris is closer By Alex Holloway
truncated versions of classes for “I always wanted to go back to aholloway@cdispatch.com
now than he’s ever been to getting a steep discount — only $40, com- school,” Harris said. “The opportu-
his first degree. pared to $300 to $400 for similar nity was there, but I just never act- Oktibbeha Coun-
Harris, 48, is a 24-year veteran education at the state fire academy ed on it. When they came up with ty Sheriff’s Office
of the Starkville Fire Department. — through the Recognition of Prior this, I thought it would be good to investigators have
He’s one of 20 of the department’s Education and Service (R.O.P.E.S.) further my education a little more in arrested a man for
firefighters participating in a pro- process. case I wanted to be promoted to that a reported Friday
gram at Meridian Community Col- Harris, who hopes to finish the next level. sexual battery inci-
lege to receive associate’s degrees two-year program this year, said “This would be my first (de- dent.
in fire protection technology. he decided to participate after gree),” Harris continued. “I got Deputies re-
The program allows firefighters Starkville Fire Chief Charles Yar- out of school and got myself a job. sponded to the re- Cork
who have already received train- brough and Patrick Warner, the See Fire Education, 6A port on Highway 12 West in Brad-
ley, southwest of Starkville, at
See Arrest, 3A

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Starkville Area Arts Council
owls — a bevy, covey or parliament?
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Things Are” and married Sofia Cop- the public.

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Thursday
SAY WHAT?
DID YOU HEAR? “A decision has not been made to file for bankruptcy,
nor is there a timetable.”
Democrat Beto O’Rourke Purdue Pharma spokesman Robert Josephson. Purdue
is considering legal options including bankruptcy due
announces 2020 White House bid to litigation the OxyContin maker is facing. Story, 5A.

Former Texas Representative joins


a large and unsettled 2020 field
BY WILL WEISSERT his candidacy, the former
GOP senators appear ready
The Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas — For-


three-term congressman
hasn’t demonstrated much
skill in domestic or foreign
to block Trump border declaration
mer Texas Rep. Beto O’Ro-
urke formally announced
policy. And, as a white man,
he’s entering a field that
With Republicans controlling the Senate 53-47, With Republicans controlling the
Senate 53-47, just four GOP defec-
Thursday that he’ll seek
the 2020 Democratic presi-
has been celebrated for its
diverse roster of women
just four GOP defections would be enough to tions would be enough to approve
the resolution canceling Trump’s
dential nomination, ending
months of intense specula-
and people and color. approve resolution canceling border emergency border emergency.
Lee became the fifth Republican
“This is going to be a
tion over whether he’d try to say they’d back the resolution
positive campaign that BY ALAN FRAM AND LISA MASCARO the party’s over,” said Sen. John
to translate his newfound The Associated Press after Trump called him during a
seeks to bring out the very Kennedy, R-La., recalling a favorite
political celebrity into a private lunch of GOP senators to
best from every single one refrain of “Monday Night Football”
White House bid. WASHINGTON — The Republi- say he opposed Lee’s compromise
of us, that seeks to unite announcers when a game was out
Until he challenged can-led Senate is set to deal Presi- bill. The call was described by two
a very divided country,” of reach. “Well, that’s appropriate
Republican Sen. Ted Cruz dent Donald Trump a rebuke on his
O’Rourke said in a video right now.” officials who weren’t authorized to
last year, O’Rourke was declaration of a national emergen-
announcement with his Senate passage of the resolution discuss the matter publicly and de-
little known outside his cy at the Mexican border, with the
wife on a couch. “We saw was all but ordained Wednesday scribed it on condition of anonymity.
hometown of El Paso. only remaining question how many
the power of this in Texas.” after the collapse of efforts by the Soon afterward, Lee issued a
But the Spanish-speaking GOP senators will join Democrats
O’Rourke promises in White House and GOP senators to statement saying he’d support the
46-year-old former punk in defying him.
the video posted Thurs- reach compromise on separate leg- resolution blocking the border
rocker became a sensation Republicans are predicting that
day: “I’m going to travel islation by Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, emergency.
during a campaign that Thursday’s showdown vote will re-
this country and listen to limiting presidents’ powers to de- “Congress has been giving far
used grassroots organiz- sult in Congress sending Trump
those I seek to serve” and clare emergencies in the future. too much legislative power to the
ing and social media savvy a resolution blocking the border
then will return to El Paso Republican lawmakers had executive branch,” Lee said. He
to mobilize young voters emergency he proclaimed last
on March 30 for a cam- hoped a deal on that measure would said he’d vote to block Trump’s
and minorities. He got month to steer an extra $3.6 billion
paign kickoff. He invites have helped more of them to back emergency because his own bill
within 3 percentage points to building border barriers.
would-be supporters “to Trump’s border emergency in “does not have an immediate path
of upsetting Cruz in the Since the Democratic-controlled
the greatest grassroots Thursday’s vote. Instead, several forward.”
nation’s largest red state House approved the measure last
campaign this country has Republicans are being boxed into The other GOP senators who
— and shattered national month, the Senate vote would force
ever seen.” a thorny dilemma: defy Trump and have said they will vote to block
fundraising records in the Trump to use a veto to protect his
O’Rourke joins a large the conservative voters who back Trump’s border emergency are
process — immediately fu- presidential campaign’s “Build the
and unsettled 2020 field him passionately, or assent to what Thom Tillis of North Carolina, Su-
eling chatter that he could Wall” mantra over objections from many lawmakers from both parties san Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkow-
have higher ambitions. in which his fundraising
his own party. consider a dubious and dangerous ski of Alaska and Kentucky’s Rand
Now O’Rourke must prowess, bipartisan opti-
“It was called turn out the lights, expansion of presidential authority. Paul.
prove whether the energy mism, southwestern Texas
he brought to the Texas charm and anti-establish-
campaign will resonate on ment attitude could quick-
a much larger stage. For ly make him a political
all the buzz associated with force.

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des County) said negative The tax bill, if passed another $2.5 million to self-sufficient, with mon- press time. Gene Taylor,
feedback he’s received through both legislative install seating, gating, ey for upkeep added to councilman for Ward
from citizens about the houses and signed by the concession stands and each event ticket,” Jones 1, where the amphithe-
tax makes him unsure governor, would still re- other amenities, officials said. “But I really don’t ater sits, said he wanted
whether he plans to quire a direct referendum estimate. think it should be the more information before
support it. Since he rep- — a city-wide vote — that City officials had Legislature’s decision. I he commented on the re-
resents the area affected, would need 60-percent hoped to use the 1-per- think it should be the peo- cord.
his support level for the voter approval for the tax cent tax for amphitheater ple’s decision (in a refer- The Dispatch could
tax could hold significant to be enacted. upkeep, as well as hiring Box Jones endum).” not reach the bill’s spon-
weight as to whether it It would add to a 2-per- a third-party firm to book Of course, that’s not ideal. Mayor Robert Smith sor, Rep. Kabir Karriem
passes the full Senate. cent restaurant sales tax concerts and other events My view is, though, if we did not respond to re- (D-Columbus), for com-
“I’ve had a lot of neg- already enacted this ses- there. don’t do it right, people quests for comment by ment.
ative calls about it from sion that became effective With the city facing a will have a poor opinion
restaurant owners and March 1 and is collected budget crisis — manifest- of it. So we will finish this
members of the public,” at businesses in Colum- ed in an $881,000 deficit and get it running right
Younger said. bus with annual food and in Fiscal Year 2018 — eventually.”
If the tax passes the beverage revenue of at coupled with impending Charlie Box, council-
Senate, it will move to least $100,000. Combined cleanup expenses from man for Ward 3, said the
the House Local and with state sales tax (7 a Feb. 23 tornado that
city could look at partner-
Private Committee, on percent), Chism thinks destroyed $9.3 million in
ing with a private compa-
which Rep. Gary Chism an extra 3 percent is pro- city infrastructure, Ward
ny to maintain the amphi-
(R-Columbus) sits. While hibitive. 6 Councilman Bill Gavin
theater if it proves more
Chism has changed his “That’s a 10-percent said he’s unsure how the
tune since Tuesday — sales tax on your meal,” city will move forward cost-effective.
when he said the bill Chism said. “I think that with the amphitheater Ward 5 Councilman
would not get out of the is too much.” without the 1-percent Stephen Jones, who sup-
House committee but is The 2-percent tax will restaurant sales tax. ported the unanimous
now saying he will vote to fund recreation, tourism “It would have been a city council resolution to
get it to the House floor — and economic develop- big boost for the amphi- ask the Legislature for the
he still opposes the tax. ment efforts county-wide, theater, but I guess this tax, said he understands
“I’m going to help it get with the city planning to would put us back where why some might oppose
out of committee ... be- put some money aside to we are now,” he said. it. Still, he believes the
cause the people have to finish building the am- “Maybe, we could open voting public should have
vote on this one,” Chism phitheater. More than (the partially completed the final say on whether
said. “But I’m going to op- $3.2 million in state funds facility) for some events to tax themselves.
pose it if it gets out on the built the amphitheater and just put port-a-potties “Personally, I think the
floor.” stage, but it will take or something out there. amphitheater should be

Around the state


Bill: Ban disclosure cial welfare organizations The Senate voted crashed into a bystander
without facing repercus- Wednesday to pass House during a car chase.
requirement for some sions from those who dis- Bill 1205, with Republi- News outlets report
political spending agree with their views. cans in favor and Demo- Chief Steven McLarty
JACKSON — Missis- But, Democratic Sen. crats opposed. says 33-year-old Officer
sippi senators have passed David Blount of Jackson The bill returns to the Alex Aikens suffered a
a bill that says the govern- says keeping donors’ House for more work. broken femur and foot in
ment could not require names secret “would be
the Monday night crash
disclosure of donors’ the biggest step back-
names to certain types ward” since Mississip-
Police ID officer in that killed 32-year-old Er-
of tax-exempt groups in- pi enacted a campaign wreck that killed woman icka Hughes. The chief
volved in politics. finance disclosure law. SARDIS — The police says Aikens was chasing a
Republican Sen. Jenifer Blount says the pub- chief of Sardis, Missis- motorcycle driver at high
Branning of Philadelphia lic should know who is sippi, has released the speeds near Interstate 55
says people should be able spending money to influ- identity of an officer who and reported the crash
to donate to 501 (c) (4) so- ence politics. investigators say fatally minutes later.

Building permits
damage); Buddy Easley 15th Street North; plumbing; March 13, 2019
City of Columbus ■ Eulalie H Davis; 916 College Leon Tabor ■ Cross, Hans; 186 Acorn
March 4-March 7 Street; electrical; Buddy ■ Vernon Rentals, LLC; 416 Drive; remodel s/f residence;
■ Dawn Mason; 1116 3rd Ave- Easley Idlewild Road; plumbing; Har- Stan Rector Construction
nue North; repair roof; same ■ Alvin Roach; 216 10th Av- old Pounders ■ McGill, Mike; 240 Shrine-
■ Brandon Carlton; 524 8th enue South; electrical (storm ■ Columbus Colony, LTD; 301 wood Drive; remodel s/f resi-
Street North; remodeling; damage); Buddy Easley Bishop Circle, Apt 5; plumbing; dence; Morrow Construction
Kenny Frye ■ Freddie Jones; 723 16th Leon Tabor ■ Wyers, Michael; 101 Lake-
■ Columbus-Lowndes River- Street North; electrical (storm ■ Shanda Bradley; 210 6th Av- over Drive West; addition to
walk; 50 West Main Street; damage); Buddy Easley s/f residence; owner
enue North; plumbing; Kenny
Banner; CCVB ■ Cornell Jones; 716 19th ■ Clark, Tony; 3800 N. Wolfe
Pollard
■ Dorothy Conley; 1617 Street North; electrical (storm Road; construct storage/shop;
■ Laron Harris; 214 Summer-
Shepherd Road; repair garage; damage); Dan Weathers
haven Drive; plumbing; Leon owner
Russell Sheffield ■ Elnora Harrington; 124
Tabor ■ Spec; Old Wolfe Road;
■ Annie Vaughn; 816 21st Beech Street; Electrical (storm
construct s/f residence; Frye
Street North; reroof house and damage); Rob Malone
shed; Clifford Spriggs ■ Linda Hudson; 1009 1/2 Lowndes County Tile & Exterior
■ Spec; Old Wolfe Road;
■ Ben Shelton; 1223 Shady Shady Street; electrical (storm
March 5, 2019 construct s/f residence; Frye
Street; reroofing; Jacob damage); Dan Weathers
■ Griffin, Hunter; 164 Jemison Tile & Exterior
Crawley ■ Fred Davis; 107 Sand Road;
Road; set up mobile home; ■ Brewer, Mitch; 714 Quail
■ Ben Shelton; 2914 14th electrical (storm damage);
owner Ridge; Construct s/f resi-
Avenue North; reroofing; Jacob Vertis Lee
Crawley ■ Griffin, Hunter; 164 Jemison dence; Michael Scott Swain
■ Donna Contreras; 3106 Mil-
■ Dr. John Robinson Jr.; 1111 itary Road; electrical; Jimmy Road; move mobile home; ■ Baker, Rodney & Ashley;
5th Avenue North; electrical Chism Pontotoc Mobile Home Trans- Sam Hill Road; construct s/f
(storm damage); Buddy Easley ■ Sylvester Clark; 817 21st port residence; owner
■ David & Mona Sanders; Street North; electrical (storm ■ T. Mobile; 1481 Lake ■ Spec; Wakefield Drive; con-
1103 Main Street; electrical damage); Jimmy Chism Lowndes Road; addition to cell struct s/f residence; Clardy
(storm damage); Buddy Easley ■ Jay Jordan; 416 7th Avenue tower; SAC Wireless, LLC Home Development
■ Eloise Clark; 1409 26th South; electrical (storm dam-
Street North; electrical (storm age); Danny Wofford
damage); Buddy Easley ■ William Harris; 320 8th
■ Cable One; Intersection of Street North, Apt 13; electri-
Moss St & 14th Avenue North; cal; George Beavers
electrical; Buddy Easley ■ Earnestine Taylor; 1822
■ Merchant & Hutchins, LLC; Short Main Street; electrical;
1600 27th Street North, Apt Jimmy Chism
8; electrical; Buddy Easley ■ Lurine Greenlee; 228 Mead-
■ Walter Brooks; 323 12th ow Drive; electrical; Vertis Lee
Street North; electrical (storm ■ Johnny Cockrell; 1210
damage); Buddy Easley Shady Street; electrical (storm
■ Suzan W Bardwell; 102 11th damage); Robert Malone
Street South; electrical (storm ■ S H Livingston; 720 18th
damage; Buddy Easley Street North; electrical (storm
■ James Brooks; 310 12th damage); Paul Livingston
Street North; electrical (storm ■ S H Livingston; 1402 5th Av-
damage); Buddy Easley enue North; Electrical (storm
■ Marvin Seals; 215 15th damage); Paul Livingston
Street North; electrical (storm ■ Martha Stevenson; 512

Arrest
Continued from Page 1A
about 5:30 a.m. Friday. Cork turned himself
According to OSCO Lt. in to investigators at
Jon Davis, the suspect, about 2 p.m. Tuesday
41-year-old Tyrone Cork, and was booked in the
fled the residence before Oktibbeha County Jail.
officers arrived. Cork is out of jail after
Davis said an adult fe- posting $10,000 bond.
male victim was taken to Davis said investiga-
OCH Regional Medical tors do not currently ex-
Center for treatment and pect additional charges
has since been released. in this case.
Opinion
4A Thursday, March 14, 2019
BIRNEY IMES SR. Editor/Publisher 1922-1947
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Dispatch
The
PETER BIRNEY IMES Editor/Publisher

ZACK PLAIR, Managing Editor


BETH PROFFITT Advertising Director
MICHAEL FLOYD Circulation/Production Manager
MARY ANN HARDY Controller

Musings
A front seat story in praise of working men
My trip across with no help from School teach me build box, put the box became a van? ... how strong, shine like new, but I
town in a delivery SA personnel. my wheels tight on box. Mar- the boy became a man with know my limits. God give me
van with a Chinese His practiced eye ket Day come, I take box on driver’s license, passport, and just one body for this life. Now,
cabinet and a bam- positioned my chair wheels and rope for pull where passage to North America? SO years I have this body; it
boo chair began just so, latched the people buying many things. Grinning he leaned toward getting little bit scratch! Ha!
with Saturday’s trip hatch, slid off his I see senora, arms full corn, me ... “l tell you secret, I not No more little boy 7 years, but I
to the Salvation back brace and broom, green things. I touch stay little boy, but I steal his keep him with me. He sit there
Army. The table I’d motioned me ‘round her arm, very nice, ‘Scusa, picture for keep in phone. And where you sit. We come your
passed up last week to the front seat. Senora, I take for you su casa?’ little boy and me, we keep house, take in chair, I show you
was gone, but an Inside he tested She look down at little boy me. growing and working and picture of seven years me.”
odd chair caught the stability of the How she say ‘no’?” going North. All time, English He double parks before my
my eye. The tight cabinet, and turned (Cynical me, I visualize the keep coming. License to drive, building, unloads my chair to
woven seat and Marion Whitley us into 10th Ave- Market, vendors with their all documents we need, there, the sidewalk, and takes out his
back offered zero nue with, for me, produce, and harried senoras glove compartment. NYPD phone. The doorman comes
cushioning, but, reduced from a sense of adventure! (I get to annoyed by little boys tapping stop me, I show many docu- out to help but Christian, one
$99 to $79? Sold! ride ‘front seat’ three times a their heavy-laden arms.) But ments. He say, ‘Umm, very eye on the traffic, is scrolling,
The cashier introduced me year if that!) Hey! Here I sit, front seat, with good. Thank you very much. scrolling, scrollin, “Ha! Long
to Christian who makes deliv- He seemed pleased when Christian who’s transporting Have a nice day’. Ha! Every time reach down to South
eries for Salvation Army. That I mentioned the ease with me and my chair to mi casa day I keep working and going America ... AH!” He grins
I’d be going to the Eastside, which he’d loaded the cabinet through a snarl of Broadway North is nice day. I deliver with pride displaying for the
(he was headed there anyway), by himself. “Ha, is best work traffic, ‘in box on wheels and many North places, New doorman and me the black and
to a first floor apartment, (no alone. Take assistant is big rope for pull’. Jersey, Boston, and Ha! Can- white image of himself, age
stairs), were details in my chance. He not show up, I lose He goes on, “So I take big ada! Si! From Chile, North to 7, (I’d say eight), captured to
favor. What’s more, I could ride customer. So I learn, in school, stuff her casa and she gives me Niagara Falls! But now comes his phone from a family photo.
too, “in front seat, save you do what I can do myself. From money. I look ‘round. House big question ... after Canada, The smile, the tousled black
pay for taxi.” Deal! I sat in my 7-years-old, little boy in Chile, I have nice wood floors, but not where is North?” curls over his forehead, little
chair to watch as he swathed a learn to work alone.” shiny. Idea come! I say her, “But I know my limits. I wonder the Market Day Senora
tall Chinese cabinet in plastic From 7!? His story began to very nice, she want me shine think about my body. One day couldn’t say ‘no’.
for its trip across town. (It’s a unfold. {Riding ‘front seat’, bet- floors? She say me, ‘You know will come, Chinese cabinet too But he’s blocking traffic,
handsome piece, he knows it, ter for a good story!) “In farm how shine?’ Quick, quick I say heavy for lift, but ideas keep (and knows his limits.) He
and is insuring that the brass country in Chile, no school ‘I learn for next week’. Ha! So I come. Make ‘Plan B’. See, peo- pockets the phone and slips
work, doors and drawers are for little boys, see. My family run back to market, help next ple this city, they like old stuff me a business card from the
secure before tilting it onto the put me in big city school for lady. Then! Back in school, in Salvation Army, but don’t glove compartment. We shake
wheeled pallet.) learn to work. Five days, learn I learn how shine this kind like scratch! In delivery van, hands, and he eases into the
A mammoth elevator read, write, build little table, wood, that kind wood, all kinds furniture get scratch, break, traffic flow to deliver the
lowered us to the street where stool for sit, shelf for put the wood. See? Keep eyes open, so one day, future come, I take Chinese cabinet to another
I waited with the furniture books. Weekend come, go in work reach out to you so you small shop for put the glue, fix Eastside address, without a
till Christian, now wearing a streets, learn how earn money have money for pay for school.” the scratch. Make wood strong scratch!
shoulder harness-back brace, to pay for school. Lucky me, in As we’re crossing Central and shine like new.” Marion Whitley, who grew
brought ‘round his van and place for trash, I find broken Park I keep seeing a child of As you shined Senora’s up in Caledonia and Colum-
aligned the pallet with the thing, you say ‘skateboard’ but seven pulling a box on wheels floors? bus, lives in Manhattan where
van’s open hatch. Over layers not skateboard. Wood is burn over Chile’s rocky coastline “Ha! Si, same like shine Se- she reads, writes and remem-
of cardboard cushioning, he but four beautiful wheels, not while brimming with questions nora’s floor. In Home Depot, I bers. Her email address is
slid-lifted the cabinet inside burn. I save. What I can make? of Where? ... When? ... How find many stuff for make wood Whijmar8@aol.com.

Letter to the editor


Voice of the people
In response to Triplett
In response to Mr. Triplett’s plea for everyone to cast aside
any thoughts they have about voting for one of the Democrats
who have announced they would be a candidate for President,
I say you are getting way ahead of yourself. The nominee is a
long way from being chosen. I suppose Mr. Triplett is panicking
that a potential candidate might somehow make it all the way
to the general election who has some imaginative ideas! Is he
afraid that people may get tired of not seeing any progress in
infrastructure in this country? No improvement in standards
of living for the middle class and below? Yes we ARE tired of
seeing little or no progress for all but the 1 percent. The tax cut
was a joke and did nothing for the middle class. We just keep
funneling more money to the ultra rich while our bridges and
roads crumble. I for one am sick and tired of lip service to capi-
tal improvements. I travel abroad and see what happens in other
countries. It’s amazing what can be done when the rich pay
their fair share and bloated military spending is kept in check!
Jerry Fortenberry
Columbus

State of the nation

It Is Time for ‘Jexodus’


Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, that Jews have an outsized Jews as “Hymie” and New York City as enough. First it was Jews, then it was
D-N.Y., denies that anti-Sem- influence over politics. The “Hymietown.” Koreans and now it’s Arabs; very few
itism is “on the rise” within notion that wealthy Jews are Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of black people own these stores.” He apol-
the Democratic Party. He’s controlling the government Islam, who once posed with then-Sen. ogized, but Walmart and Young soon
right. This is not a recent is a longstanding anti-Semit- Barack Obama in a photograph (help- ended their relationship.
phenomenon; anti-Semitism ic trope and one of the pillars fully not released until after President Even Jews who do not support many
within the Democratic Party of modern anti-Semitism, a Obama left office), called Judaism a Israeli policies nevertheless support
has been on the rise for retread of ideas spread by “gutter religion,” praised Hitler as “a the state of Israel. A recent poll by the
some time. bigots from David Duke to great man” and recently said: “When Jewish Electorate Institute found 92
Democrats failed to pass Louis Farrakhan.” they call me an anti-Semite — stop it. percent of American Jews are “gener-
a resolution specifically Omar, fellow freshman I’m anti-termite.” ally pro-Israel,” even as 59 percent say
condemning freshman Rep. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., The Rev. Al Sharpton, whose en- they are comfortable supporting Israel
Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., a Mus- Larry Elder and Sen. Bernie Sanders, dorsement is being sought by 2020 and also criticizing its government. But
lim and naturalized citizen D-Vt., are the only members Democratic presidential hopefuls, re- support for Israel is down among Dem-
from Somalia, who recently of Congress to publicly ferred to Jews as “diamond merchants” ocrats, particularly young Democrats.
made several comments considered support the Boycott, Divestment and and helped fuel a 1991 riot between A new Gallup poll found “liberal Demo-
anti-Semitic. She tweeted that Ameri- Sanctions movement, which “works to blacks and Jews in the Crown Heights crats are only party/ideology group not
can politicians support Israel because end international support for Israel’s area of Brooklyn, New York. partial to Israel” in the Mideast conflict.
“it’s all about the Benjamins,” meaning oppression of Palestinians and pressure Rep. Cynthia McKinney, D-Ga., a Young liberal Democrats are about as
Jews essentially offer bribes for political Israel to comply with international law.” critic of American support of Israel, likely to support the Palestinians as
support. She accused politicians who Criticism of Israel and anti-Semitism served two stints in Congress, from they are Israel, with black support for
support Israel of dual loyalty, recently are, of course, not necessarily the same 1997 to 2003 and then from 2005 to Israel even lower. A recent Economist/
explaining, “I want to talk about the thing. But Omar pushes a stereotype 2007. Her father, a state representative YouGov poll that asked whether Israel
political influence in this country that that Jews have a dark, even sinister for Atlanta, was asked on television, is an American “ally” found that only
says it is okay to push for allegiance to a effect on the political process. days before his daughter was defeated 19 percent of blacks and 22 percent of
foreign country.” In 2012, she tweeted, Jewish bigotry from black liberals in a 2002 primary, why she faced such Hispanics agreed.
“Israel has hypnotized the world, may — and Omar is black — has long been intense opposition. He said: “That ain’t Young blacks like Candace Owens
Allah awaken the people and help them an unspoken problem among Demo- nothing. Jews have bought everybody. of Turning Point USA urge blacks to di-
see the evil doings of Israel.” crats. According to an annual survey Jews. J. E. W. S.” vorce themselves from the Democratic
Following Omar’s “Benjamins” tweet, commissioned by the ADL, their latest Civil rights icon Andrew Young Party. She calls this movement “Blexit.”
the Anti-Defamation League’s national 2017 report found that blacks — who became a spokesperson for Walmart. Can we expect a similar movement in
director and CEO, Jonathan Greenblatt, vote 90 percent for Democrats — were In defending against the charge that which Jewish voters reconsider their
issued the following statement: “As 2.3 times more likely than whites to be Walmart displaces mom-and-pop stores, traditional 70 percent support for the
Americans and Jews, we expect our anti-Semitic. By contrast, polls show Young said: “Mom-and-pop stores ... are Democratic Party?
politicians to condemn bigotry, not to that Jews, among various demographic the people who have been overcharging Some call it Jexodus.
fuel it. Words matter. At a time when groups, are the least likely to be racist us — selling us stale bread and bad Larry Elder is a best-selling author
anti-Semitism is on the rise in the U.S. against blacks. Consider: meat and wilted vegetables. And they and nationally syndicated radio talk-show
and abroad, Rep. Omar is promoting The Rev. Jesse Jackson, when run- sold out and moved to Florida. I think host. To find out more about Larry Elder,
the ugly, anti-Semitic conspiracy theory ning for president in 1984, referred to they’ve ripped off our communities visit www.LarryElder.com.
The Dispatch • www.cdispatch.com THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2019 5A

With lawsuits looming, OxyContin US health officials


maker considers bankruptcy move to tighten
Move could upend hundreds of lawsuits claiming
Purdue Pharma and others in the drug industry had
A court filing made public in Mas-
sachusetts earlier this year asserts
that members of the family were
sales of e-cigarettes
paid more than $4 billion from Pur-
a major role in causing the U.S. opioid drug crisis due from 2007 to 2018. Guidelines are the latest
The first trial date is nearing in
BY GEOFF MULVIHILL son said in an email to The Associ- hundreds of lawsuits aiming to hold government effort to reverse
AND MATTHEW PERRONE ated Press. “A decision has not been the company and others in the drug
The Associated Press
made to file for bankruptcy, nor is industry accountable for the nation- what health officials are calling
wide opioid crisis.
The company that has made bil- there a timetable.”
Such a move has been seen as a Bankruptcy proceedings would an epidemic of underage vaping
lions selling the prescription pain- likely pause that litigation, at least
killer OxyContin said Wednesday strong possibility as the privately BY MAT THEW PERRONE
held company hired an executive for Purdue.
that it is considering legal options AP Health Writer
A federal bankruptcy judge
including bankruptcy, a move that and consultants that specialize in
would have wide discretion on how WASHINGTON — U.S. health regulators
could upend hundreds of lawsuits helping companies restructure in
to proceed, which could impact the are moving ahead with a plan designed to keep
claiming it had a major role in caus- the past year. claims of hundreds of local and state
The company is owned by mem- e-cigarettes out of the hands of teenagers by re-
ing the U.S. opioid drug crisis. governments that have sued. The
bers of the Sackler family, who have stricting sales of most flavored products in conve-
“As the company has stated, it judge could let claims against other
given money to museums around nience stores, gas stations, pharmacies and other
is exploring and preparing for any drugmakers and distributors move
the world, including the Smithso- retail locations.
number of eventualities and options, ahead while Purdue is handled sep- The new guidelines, first proposed by the Food
given the amount of litigation the nian Institution in Washington, New arately, consolidate all of them or let and Drug Administration in November, are the
company currently faces,” Purdue York City’s Metropolitan Museum the other claims continue without
latest government effort to reverse what health
Pharma spokesman Robert Joseph- of Art and London’s Tate Modern. Purdue involved.
officials call an epidemic of underage vaping.
E-cigarettes typically heat a flavored nicotine
solution into an inhalable vapor. Federal law bans
their sale to those under 18, but 1 in 5 high school
students report using e-cigarettes, according to

Amazon removes books that promoted an autism ‘cure’ the latest survey published last year.
Under proposed FDA guidelines released
Wednesday, e-cigarette makers would need to
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS and the bogus notion there is no link between hide groups that spread restrict sales of most flavored products to stores
that it’s caused by vac- vaccines and autism. misinformation about that verify the age of customers upon entry or in-
NEW YORK — Ama- cines. An Amazon.com Inc. vaccines causing autism clude a separate, age-restricted area for vaping
zon has removed books The Center for Dis- spokeswoman confirmed from search results. It products. Companies would also be expected to
from its website that ease Control and Preven- the books were no longer also plans to reject sim- use third-party, identity-verification technology
promoted “cures” for tion says there is no cure available, but did not an- ilar ads. for online sales.
autism, the latest major for autism spectrum dis- swer any additional ques- The removal of the The FDA will also prioritize removing vaping
company to try to limit order, only medications tions. books from Amazon was products that clearly appeal to kids, such as those
the amount of misinfor- that can help some func- Last week, Facebook first reported by NBC with packaging that resembles juice boxes, candy
mation related to autism tion better. It also says announced it would News. or cookies.

AREA OBITUARIES
COMMERCIAL DISPATCH born Dec. 7, 1974, in In addition to her par- Freeman Lindsey Jr. Mary Lillian Elliott. on Sept.
OBITUARY POLICY East St. Louis. Illinois, ents, she was preceded He was formerly 13, 1951,
Obituaries with basic informa- STARKVILLE —
to Truman Kirkland in death by her husband, Freeman Lindsey Jr., employed as a factory to the late
tion including visitation and
service times, are provided and Sarah B. Johnson. Jake Gray. 71, died March 7, 2019, worker. Harry
free of charge. Extended In addition to her par- She is survived by in Tupelo. He is survived by Bardwell
obituaries with a photograph, ents, she was preceded daughters, Denise Ser- his brothers, Ed- and Jessie
detailed biographical informa- in death by her sister, Dupree, Veronica Jack- vices are die James Bell of Mae Fort.
tion and other details families Deloris Thomas. son and Miranda Clark; 11 a.m. Starkville, Johnnie She was a Tate
may wish to include, are avail- She is survived by half-sister, Mary Joyce Friday Frank Bell of Macon, member
able for a fee. Obituaries must
her children, Ayoncia Miller; and four grand- chapel of Charlie Lamar Boyd of Military United
be submitted through funeral
homes unless the deceased’s Nicole Whitfield and children. Century and Robert Ellis Methodist Church,
body has been donated to Michael Leshawn Hairston Boyd, both of Hoover, United Christian Bap-
science. If the deceased’s Mosley, both of Colum- Johnny Davis Funeral in Lindsey Jr. Alabama; sisters, Lee tist Church and UCBC
body was donated to science, bus; and sister, Denice DECATUR — John- Starkville. Etta Dickerson and
Missionary. She was a
the family must provide official McMikle of Tuscaloosa, ny Calvin Davis , 76, Burial will follow at Betty Ann Robertson,
1969 graduate of R.E.
proof of death. Please submit
Alabama. died March 12, 2019, at Lindsey Chapel Cem- both of Starkville
all obituaries on the form Hunt High School.
JG Alexander Nursing etery in Starkville. and Alfreda Boyd of
provided by The Commercial
Hoover. She received a degree
Dispatch. Free notices must be Sharon Edwards Home. Visitation is Friday in accounting from the
submitted to the newspaper COLUMBUS — Sha- Graveside services from 9-11 a.m. at the Mississippi University
no later than 3 p.m. the day ron Lynn Edwards, 58, are 3 p.m. at Macedo- funeral home. Mary Crabtree for Women and was
prior for publication Tuesday
died in Columbus. nia Primitive Baptist Mr. Lindsey Jr. was MACON — Mary
through Friday; no later than 4 employed with Baldor
A memorial service Church in Decatur born Aug. 3, 1947, in Crabtree, 87, died
p.m. Saturday for the Sunday
with Robert Roncali of- Electric/ABB and the
will be held 10:30 a.m. Starkville to the late March 13, 2019, at Bap-
edition; and no later than 7:30
ficiating. Mills Funeral tist Memorial Hospi- owner of Columbus
Saturday at Marvin Hill Freeman Lindsey Sr.
a.m. for the Monday edition.
Home of Union is en- tal-Golden Triangle. Elite Cleaning, LLC.
Incomplete notices must be re- Methodist Church of and Naomi Boyd Lind-
trusted with arrange- sey. He was formerly Arrangements are Susie was the founder
ceived no later than 7:30 a.m. Cumberland. Arrange- of the 100 Black Wom-
for the Monday through Friday ments are incomplete ments. employed as a factory incomplete and will be
editions. Paid notices must be Mr. Davis was pre- worker. announced by Cock- en-GTR and the Unity
and will be announced
finalized by 3 p.m. for inclusion ceded in death by wife: He is survived by rell Funeral Home of Investment Group.
by Memorial Gunter
the next day Monday through
Glenda Davis; parents: his daughter, Velisia Macon. In addition to her
Thursday; and on Friday by 3 Peel Funeral Home and
J.C. Davis and Vela Wynn of Starkville; parents, she was
p.m. for Sunday and Monday Crematory, Second Ave-
publication. For more informa- nue North location. Davis. one son of Starkville Donald Layton preceded in death by
tion, call 662-328-2471. He is survived by his and a host siblings ALICEVILLE, Ala. her brothers, Harry
son, Johnny Davis Jr. of — Donald “Pee Wee” Bardwell Jr. and Tom-
Johnny Cockrell Gluckstadt; daughters, my Lee Fort.
Bubba Dees NOXUBEE COUN- Elizabeth Davis Ow-
Terry Wail Layton, 56, died March
COLUMBUS — 12, 2019, at his resi- She is survived
COLUMBUS — TY — Johnny Cockrell, ens of Columbus and Terry Frank Wail died dence. by her son, Michael
Marion “Bubba” Dees 55, died March 13, 2019. Melanie Gilmore of March 13, 2019, at his A home-going cel- Patmon of Columbus;
Jr., 68, died March 13, Arrangements are Newton; sisters, Patri- residence. ebration service will and sister, Dorothy
2019, at his residence. incomplete and will be cia Thomas of Oakland
announced by Carter’s Arrangements are be held noon Saturday Vaughn of Grand Rap-
Services are 2 p.m. and Nelda Bennett of
Saturday at Fairview Funeral Services of incomplete and will be at New Salem Baptist ids, Michigan.
Meridian; two grand- announced by Lown- Church in Aliceville,
Baptist Church in Macon. children and two
Columbus. Burial will des Funeral Home of Alabama with the Rev.
great-grandchildren. Columbus. Herman Peters offici-
be at Bethesda Baptist Flora Gray ating. Burial will be
Cemetery in Crawford. Flora Mae Deloris
Visitation is Saturday Robinson Gray, 76, died
Floyd Kellogg Richard Elliott at New Salem Church
Floyd Thomas Kel- STA R K V ILLE — Cemetery in Aliceville,
from noon until service March 12, 2019. logg, 84, died March Richard Elliot, 72, Alabama. Visitation is
time at the church. A celebration of life 12, 2019. died March 11, 2019, Friday from 2-6 p.m.
Memorial Gunter Peel service will be held 1 A private visita- in Starkville. at Lavender’s Funeral
Funeral Home and p.m. Saturday at Otts tion and service is Services are 2 Services in Aliceville.
Crematory, Second Av- Funeral Home in Sulli- scheduled for today p.m. Saturday at
enue North location, is gent, Alabama. Burial
entrusted with arrange- will be at Gray Family
from 10-11 a.m. with Sixteen MB Church Susie Tate
services immediately in Starkville with the Susie Deloris Fort
ments. Cemetery. Visitation is following. Burial will Rev. Leroy Davenport Tate, 67, died March
Friday from 6-8 p.m. at be at Memorial Garden Marion
officiating. Burial 8, 2019.
Diana Whitfield the funeral home. Park Cemetery. Welch will follow at church Services are 11 a.m. “Bubba” Dees Jr.
COLUMBUS — Di- Mrs. Gray was born Funeral Home of Visitation:
cemetery. Visitation Friday at Anderson Saturday, March 16 • 12-2 PM
ana T. Whitfield, 44, Feb. 16, 1943, to the Starkivlle is entrusted Grove MB Church.
is Friday from 1:30 -5 Fairview Baptist Church
died Feb. late John and Ella Mae with arrangements Burial will follow at Services:
p.m. at Century Hair- Saturday, March 16 • 2 PM
8, 2019, Robinson of Fairhope, Mr. Kellog was a Sturdivant Cemetery.
ston Funeral Home in Fairview Baptist Church
at Baptist Alabama. She attended retired professor of Visitation is today Burial
Starkville.
Memorial Baldwin County Training microbiology at Mis- Mr. Elliott was from noon-6 p.m. at
Bethesda Baptist Cemetery
Memorial Gunter Peel
Hospi- School and Alabama sissippi State Univer- born Oct. 14, 1946, Lee-Sykes Funeral Funeral Home
tal-Golden A&M University in sity and a member of in Detroit to the late Home of Columbus. 2nd Ave. North Location
Triangle. Normal, Alabama. She Trinity Presbyterian Stanley Neely and Ms. Tate was born
Services was formerly employed Church. Sharon Edwards
are 1 p.m. Whitfield as a teacher at Todd High He was preceded in Memorial Services:
Friday at School in Vernon and as death by his parents, Exceptional Service Saturday, March 16 • 10:30 AM
Marvin Hill Methodist Church
Greater Mt. Zion MB an instructor of business
Church in Columbus education for an adult
Frank and Catherine
Kellogg.
No Exceptions Memorial Gunter Peel
Funeral Home
2nd Ave. North Location
with Lou J. Nabors work readiness program He is survived by his Our commitment to
officiating. Burial will in Fayette, Alabama. She wife, Joyce M. Kellogg excellent service allows When Caring Counts...
follow at Sandfield and her husband owned of Starkville; daughter,
and operated Sulligent us to say that no matter
Cemetery in Columbus. Kris Kellogg of Tampa,
Visitation is today from Handy Mark for several Florida; son, Bill Kel- what kind of services
noon-6 p.m. at Carter’s of years. Flora attended logg of Austin, Texas; you have in mind, we’ll FUNERAL HOME
& CREMATORY
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Funeral Services of St. James Missionary sister, Dot Donaldson 1131 N. Lehmberg Rd.
Columbus. Baptist Church and West- of Aurora, Illinois; and service available. Columbus, MS 39702
(662) 328-1808
Ms. Whitfield was side Church of Christ. five grandchildren.
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Dispatch file photo


This JTB Furniture warehouse on Waterworks Road was one of scores of buildings and houses destroyed by
the Feb. 23 tornado.

Building inspection
Continued from Page 1A
only pick up going for- quires the entire property ordinance is Johnston meet the city’s flood ordi-
ward. We will also start to meet current elevation Tombigbee Furniture. nance or build warehous-
to see some request for requirements under the The furniture manufac- es at another site.
(demolition) permits.” city’s flood ordinance. turer, founded in 1932, “Right now everything
As property owners Wiegel said no sin- is one of the city’s oldest is totally undetermined,”
consider their options, gle-family homes affected businesses and while its he said.
Wiegel said there is some by the tornado are located production plant was not While some proper-
confusion about exactly in the flood plain areas, damaged by the tornado, ty owners will rebuild,
what will be required as but that’s not the case for it has two warehouses on some may not, which
it relates to city build- businesses. Waterworks Road that are has sparked discussion
ing codes, which have “That does affect quite under the city’s flood or- among city officials about
changed over the years a few places, mostly along dinance regulations. One what to do about proper-
since many of the origi- Waterworks Road and of those warehouses was ties that are not rebuilt.
nal homes and businesses Tuscaloosa Road,” Wiegel totally destroyed, while “It’s a good question,”
were built. said. “I’ve already talk- the other suffered roof Wiegel said. “We certain-
“One myth going ed to Steve Blaylock, the damage. ly want to be sympathetic
around is that any struc- pastor at First Pentecos- Owner Reau Berry to people, but at the same
ture that has had more tal Church on Tuscaloosa said he’s not certain of time, after a reasonable
than 50 percent damage Road. They’ll have to meet his company’s plans for amount of time, those lots
must have the entire prop- that requirement because the affected property. will have to be cleared.
erty brought up to cur- their insurance company “It’s such an unknown Exactly what that time
rent code,” Wiegel said. determined the church to us,” Berry said. “We frame should be, we really
“That’s not true. Only the was a total loss. I have the never have been through haven’t decided. We want
renovated or rebuilt parts elevation requirement. a tornado, so we’re in the to be sympathetic to the
of any structure have to What I don’t have is the middle of waiting for an- property owners, but at
be brought up to code.” elevation of the property. swers from our insurance the same time, this does
That confusion may I’ll need an engineering company.” represent a public safety
be linked to another “50 certificate that has that Berry said he’s not issue at some point.”
percent” requirement information before we can sure whether he’ll rebuild
Dispatch reporter Isa-
that does apply to entire issue a permit.” the warehouses on the
belle Altman contributed
properties. For structures Another business current site, which would
to this report.
built in flood plains, any whose plans could be require bringing the ele-
renovation or rebuild re- affected by the flood vation of the buildings to

Fire education
Continued from Page 1A
I didn’t think I’d need any tance. qualified
education at this stage of SFD is also working f iref ight-
my career. You never get to partner with Colum- er,” War-
too old to learn, and it’s bia Southern University ner said,
not hard. It’s just a mat- for a similar program, “because
ter of time, like any other Yarbrough said. Though t hey ’re
thing.” working with the colleges m o r e
may offer a more efficient knowledge-
Warner
The program method for firefighters to able to do
MCC is the only public get their classroom educa- their job and protect the
school in the state to offer tion, Yarbrough said SFD citizens there. The city is
an associate of applied will continue to work with going to benefit. Also, the
science in fire protection the state fire academy for fire department will ben-
technology. Though the hands-on training. efit because there’s more
college’s program is not training. It will help with
new, SFD’s partnership Benefits their retention rate be-
with it is more recent. Brian Arnett, another cause you know, if you’ve
Yarbrough said it’s been lieutenant with SFD, has got somebody who’s
about a year, and the de- three courses left to take putting more hours in,
partment is reaching the before he’s finished with they’re more likely to stay
point where some fire- the program. Arnett had a with the department.”
fighters are nearing com- bachelor’s degree in man- There are multiple
pletion. agement and a master’s benefits for firefighters
Yarbrough said SFD degree in exercise phys- themselves, Warner said.
has pushed education in iology before joining the He said some enroll in the
recent years and has in- fire department. program because they’ve
troduced requirements However, he said the never gone to college and
for firefighters to have at fire service has changed want their children to go
least an associate’s degree so much through the to college and want to
to advance to the battalion years from just fighting demonstrate that getting
chief rank and beyond. fires that he thought it a degree is possible.
“We have found that the would be valuable to fur- For others, it helps lay
bet ter- edu- ther his education in it. the foundation for life af-
cated fire- “One thing it’s opened ter fire service.
fighters are, my eyes up to has been “A lot of people in my
the better laying out guidelines for
field go to work for big
firefighters how we perform with a
corporations as safety
they make mass casualty incident or
professionals or emergen-
overall,” Yar- dealing with changes in
cy managers for Missis-
brough said. demographics, whether
sippi, like with MEMA or
Firefight- Yarbrough that’s socio-economic or
ers can take through a foreign popu- FEMA,” Warner said. “A
the classes online, and lation, like what we have lot of people when they
some can have the costs with the university,” Ar- leave the fire service
of six to nine credit hours nett said. “That can be transfer over and this
reimbursed, through dealing with changes in helps get those jobs be-
the city’s allowances for the demographics of the cause a lot of those jobs
continuing training. Yar- fire department itself. require you to have a de-
brough said that firefight- “I’m 47, so the world gree.”
ers who make As in their I was brought into and For Harris, the pro-
classes are eligible for 100 the world of a 20-year-old gram has offered a chance
percent reimbursement, today — it’s pretty differ- to further his education.
while Bs are eligible for ent,” he added. “So being He said he’s learned
75 percent and Cs are el- able to communicate with things he feels he could
igible for 50 percent. He people from a wide range only get from taking col-
said class reimbursement of demographics has been lege courses.
has to be approved by the pretty beneficial.” Beyond that, he said,
board of aldermen and fit Warner said the pro- he’s working toward a per-
within the department’s gram offers multiple bene- sonal accomplishment.
training budget. fits, to the city and to SFD. “When I get done, I’ll
Warner added the pro- “The city is going to see the fruits of my labor
gram also offers schol- benefit from it because and I’ll be pretty proud,”
arships and tuition assis- they get a better, more he said.
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MSU’s men’s hoops starts Southeastern Conference Tournament


The last time the Bulldogs see and Auburn. If the Bulldogs cially with all of the work that
Howland’s Bulldogs face Texas A&M looking captured the SEC Tournament capture a NCAA Tournament these guys have put in. All of
to advance in men’s tournament in Nashville title was in 2009 in Tampa,
Florida. Mississippi State de-
selection, MSU head coach Ben
Howland will be the 15th coach
the sweat, everything they’ve
done.
From Special Reports
feated Georgia, South Caroli- to lead four programs to March “It’s fun right now. Our guys
face Texas A&M (14-17) in na, LSU and Tennessee to earn Madness. are playing well, and I’m excit-
their opening round matchup the SEC’s automatic bid to the Howland said he looks for- ed. We had a great practice to-
NASHVILLE, Tennessee —
on Wednesday. The winner of NCAA Tournament. The 2008- ward to post-season play. day. It always feels good when
Coming off the program’s first
Thursday’s game advances to 09 season also marked MSU’s “I was thinking today, ‘This you come out of a good prac-
10-win SEC campaign since
Friday’s quarterfinal round and last NCAA Tournament trip. is my favorite time of year.’ No tice.”
2007-08, Mississippi State will
a meeting with No. 8 Tennessee The Bulldogs have won 47 offense to Christmas, but it’s A Mississippi State win on
take the Bridgestone Arena
(27-4). games over the last two sea- close. This is my favorite time Thursday would punch the Bull-
floor tonight during the fourth
Mississippi State heads into sons, the fourth-highest among of year,” said Howland. “When dogs’ ticket to Friday’s quarter-
and final second-round contest.
the SEC Tournament winners SEC schools. Mississippi State you’re participating in this time
The Bulldogs (22-9) will See tournament, 2B
of six of its last eight games. trails only Kentucky, Tennes- of year, it’s pretty special, espe-

OLE MISS BASEBALL MISSISSIPPI STATE BASKETBALL

Ole Miss comeback


bid falls short at
No. 7 Louisville
Rebels bit back-to-back homers
in ninth, fall 10-8 to Cardinals
FROM SPECIAL REPORTS

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Ole Miss stormed back


from an early deficit with five runs in the final
two innings, but it wasn’t quite enough as the
Rebels fell 10-8 on the road at No. 7 Louisville.
Cooper Johnson and Tim Elko hit back-to-
back home runs with one out in the ninth to cut
the deficit to two, but the Cardinals escaped with
a 10-8 win and a sweep of the two-game midweek
series.
Things started off well for Ole Miss after
three consecutive walks in the first inning, with
a couple of wild pitches mixed in, gave the Rebels
an early 1-0 lead. Cole Zabowski made it 2-0 with
an RBI single to right as part of a 2-for-3 day with
one run scored and one RBI. Courtesy photo/hailstate.com
See Ole Miss Baseball, 2B Jake Mangum stroked four hits against Grambling Wednesday to become the fifth MSU baseball player to eclipse
the 300-hit plateau.

OLE MISS BASKETBALL MSU’s Diamond Dawgs cruise past


Ole Miss begins Grambling in midweek tilt
also moved into a tie for No. 4 on the

postseason play Mangum collects career hit No. 300 to become


24th SEC student-athlete with 300 career hits
career doubles charts at Mississippi
State with his 55th career two-base
hit, equaling Dan Van Cleve’s total

tonight with FROM SPECIAL REPORTS


Lemonis. “I think we’ve learned a
lot. We had to learn so much about
from 1982-85.
On Mangum’s big night at the
plate, Lemonis said: “I like to sit back

Alabama in SEC
STARKVILLE — Grambling
our pitching, I felt like, and our po- and watch. [There are] times where
scored the first run of the game, but
sition players, but mainly our pitch- he’s such an aggressive player.
No. 7 Mississippi State tallied the
ing. We’ve had some guys really de- When he relaxes and lets the game

Tournament opener
next 18, as the Bulldogs came away
velop roles in a short amount of time come to him, he is so talented. Ev-
with an 18-1 victory on Wednesday
that I’m excited about.” ery contact tonight was barreled-up
evening at Dudy Noble Field.
It was a pair of seniors who pro- and to all parts of the field. Then he
The Diamond Dawgs (16-1) of-
vided the biggest hits of the night, makes that play late in left-center —
fense used 18 hits and eight walks to
The Crimson Tide and Rebels will pile up the 18 runs, while the pitch-
as Jake Mangum racked up four hits
to move his career total to 301, and
he’s just a talented player.”
Joining Mangum and MacNa-
ing staff allowed just one unearned
tip off at 6 p.m. on SEC Network run on six Tiger (7-9) hits. Six dif-
Elijah MacNamee provided the pow-
er with a grand slam on his way to a
mee with multi-hit performances
were sophomore’s Tanner Allen (3),
ferent MSU pitchers combined to
FROM SPECIAL REPORTS five-RBI night. Josh Hatcher (2) and Jordan West-
strike out 11 Grambling batters,
Mangum became the 24th SEC burg (2), along with freshman Luke
and freshman Eric Cerantola (3-0)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Ole Miss will begin baseball student-athlete to reach the Hancock (2). Hancock added three
picked up the win in relief.
postseason play when it competes at the 2019 300-hit plateau and the fifth MSU RBIs on the night, while Allen and
Head coach Chris Lemonis said
Southeastern Conference Tournament held in player to eclipse the mark. Sitting Hatcher each collected a pair of
he’s happy with his teams’ overall
at 301 career hits, Mangum joins runs batted in. Junior Gunner Halter
Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. The Rebels are play heading into Southeastrn Con-
Jeffery Rae (335/2004-07), Richard reached base four times on one hit
the No. 7 seed and will square off against the No. ference play.
Lee (328/1995-98), Travis Chapman and three walks, scoring four runs.
10 seed Crimson Tide on Thursday at 6 p.m. on “If you would have told me we’d
(327/1997-2000) and Steve Gendron Mangum and Allen each posted four
SEC Network, with Tom Hart (play-by-play), Lau- be where we are right now at the be-
(2001-04) in the exclusive club at
See Ole Miss Basketball, 2B ginning, I’d tell you I’d take it,” said
Mississippi State. The Pearl, native See MSU Baseball, 2B

MISSISSIPPI UNIVERSITY FOR WOMEN SOFTBALL

Softball match-up against


Dallas decided in late innings
BY OWLS COMMUNICATION The Crusaders rapped a pair of hits in the
Special to the Dispatch top of the first and added a third hit two in-
nings later, but Dallas couldn’t bring them
COLUMBUS – The Mississippi Universi- around to score to break the scoreless tie.
ty for Women softball team took on the Cru- The Owls answered in the bottom of the in-
saders of the University of Dallas Wednesday, ning for their first hit when Kandler Flora laid
and The W appeared to be equally matched down a bunt to reach first, and The W added
with its USCAA sister-institution with both a second hit in the bottom of the sixth on a
games of the doubleheader being decided in single by Heidi Matthews.
the final innings of the competition. After remaining scoreless after seven in-
The Owls played well defensively to take nings of regulation play, MUW finally dented
Game 1 1-0 in the eighth inning and dropped the scoreboard in the bottom of the eighth to
Game 2 5-3 with their opponent scoring all close out the game. Kristen Martin kickstart-
five runs in the seventh inning. ed rally with a single up the middle, and Anna
Courtesy photo/Owls Communication
In Game 1, the Owls outlasted the Crusad- Lloyd dropped down a bunt to allow Martin to
Senior Kendall Wilkinson drove in the first run of the game in The W’s 5-3 ers in an extra inning affair to hand Dallas a
loss to the University of Dallas in the second game of the doubleheader. 1-0 setback. See Owls, 2B
2B Thursday, March 14, 2019 The Dispatch • www.cdispatch.com

Tournament
Continued from Page 1B
finals and a matchup with of an opportunity it would they (Tennessee) got us platform. Tom Hart, Jon
No. 8 Tennessee. Tip time present to beat them, said really good at their place. Sundvold and Andy Ken-
is set for approximately he takes one game at a We want a second chance nedy will serve as the an-
8:30 p.m. televised by the time. against them.” nouncing team.
SEC Network and avail- “Of course, we want Tip time is on-tap for Mississippi State de-
able online through the to worry about the first State’s game with Texas feated Texas A&M (92-
WatchESPN platform. game first. Then, if and A&M is set for approx- 81) on March 9 during
Howland, when asked when we get past the first imately 8:30 p.m. tele- the regular season. The
about the possibility of game, we are all looking vised by the SEC Net- Bulldogs fell at then No.
facing the Vols in the forward to the opportuni- work and available online 5 Tennessee (71-54) on
next round and how big ty because we know that through the WatchESPN March 5.

MSU baseball
Continued from Page 1B
runs scored, as well. A fielding error by Justin ed the inning reaching bat, Brock singled to cen-
MacNamee, when Foscue at third base ex- via a two-base error, be- ter field to plate his first
asked if the team is fo- tended the inning, and fore Mangum singled to career RBI. Following a
cused on the win total, then Tanner Allen wasn’t plate the first run. Jordan strikeout, Hancock deliv-
said its focus is on taking able to catch Foscue’s Westburg followed with a ered a two-out, two-RBI
care of the little things. throw in the next at-bat, triple, scoring Mangum, single to move the score
“I am going to be com- allowing Smith to cross and, after a walk to Allen, to 16-1.
pletely honest, when we the plate. Freshman Eric scored on a MacNamee
State closed out the
win I have no idea what Cerantola got the final sacrifice fly. A Luke Han-
scoring in the bottom of
win it is,” said MacNa- out via strikeout to lim- cock RBI single with two
mee. “I have no idea what it Grambling to just one outs was followed by a the eighth when, again,
number we’re on. I think run. Hatcher triple to cap the Halter got the inning
that’s how everyone is and Mississippi State an- five-run inning. started, this time with a
that’s what’s pretty cool. swered in the bottom of State scored five more one-out walk and Mang-
“The only time we the fourth with a pair of runs an inning later um followed with an RBI
know is when we get the runs to take a 2-1 lead, when the first five batters double. After a walk to
[player of the game] shirt as Allen started the in- reached, as Halter, Mang- Westburg, Allen dou-
at the end of the game. ning with a single and um and Westburg all sin- bled to left field, scoring
That’s probably why we came around to score gled to load the bases, Mangum to account for
are being successful, now after Elijah MacNamee before Allen drew a bas- the final run of the game.
that you say that. We just singled and the ball was es-loaded walk to score Up next for the Bull-
come out do what we’re misplayed in right field. the first run of the frame. dogs, who will begin
supposed to and focus, MacNamee ended up on MacNamee then hit a Southeastern Confer-
one pitch at a time.” third base and scored towering 380-foot home ence play this weekend
The first run of the three batters later on a run to clear the bases and
with a three-game series
game wasn’t scored un- Josh Hatcher double to make it a 12-1 game.
against Florida in Gaines-
til the top of the fourth left-center field. In the bottom of the
when a couple of two-out The Dogs blew things seventh, Halter and ville. The Bulldogs and
Mississippi State errors wide open in the bottom Mangum drew back-to- Gators will kick off the se-
allowed the Tigers to get of the fifth when they put back walks, and Allen sin- ries at 5:30 p.m. on Friday
on the board first, as a up five runs on three hits gled with one out to load (SECN+), before playing
one-out walk by Garrett and benefited from one the bases for pinch-hitter at 1 p.m. on the SEC Net-
Smith eventually scored Tiger error. freshman Bryce Brock. work both Saturday and
on back-to-back misplays. Gunner Halter start- In his first collegiate at- Sunday.

Owls
Continued from Page 1B
advance two bases. Bailee gave up just three hits, her second RBI of the day Oxford entered the game
Watts’ single sent Martin fanned two and walked on a ground-out which al- in the top of the fourth to
home with the winning one. lowed Watts to score. pitch 3 1/3 innings and
run. Game 2 saw The W In the seventh, The W gave up five hits and five
Martin and Watts led score first with a 2-spot bullpen tired and the Cru- earned runs.
the Owls at the plate, in the first inning, as Car- saders were able to take At the plate, Watts led
both of whom went 1-for- olyn “Kendall” Wilkinson the lead and the game as her team with a 2-for-3
3. Martin scored once singled in the first run of five Crusaders crossed appearance with two runs
and Watts recorded the the game and then fresh- the plate en route to their scored, while Wilkinson
game-winning RBI. man Anna Kate McDaniel 5-3 come-from-behind picked up two RBIs.
On the mound, Madi- picked up an RBI with a win. Next up for the Owls is
son Scoggin recorded her fielder’s choice. Senior pitcher Ciara a Saturday home twinbill
fifth win of the season. In the sixth inning, the Steward was saddled with versus Hendrix College.
The Bay Springs native Owls added another run, her first loss of the season The first pitch of the dou-
pitched all eight innings, as Wilkinson collected after the lefthander from bleheader is set for 1 p.m.

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Continued from Page 1B
However, the Louis- run right back on an RBI play by Louisville second pair of walks.
ville offense didn’t allow single in the fifth. baseman Justin Lavey. Despite carrying a five-
the lead to last. Houston The Rebels threatened Myers came back run deficit into the ninth,
Roth gave up a one-out in the sixth when they with a nine-pitch seventh the Rebels never gave in.
double before hitting a loaded the bases with inning to put up a zero, Cole Zabowski was hit
pair of batters to load the one out. However, Kevin and the Rebels carried by a pitch with one down
bases. Then three singles Graham hit a comebacker that momentum into the and Johnson promptly de-
and an error brought in that ended in a one-two- eighth. Louisville walked posited a pitch deep over
a quick five runs for the three double play to halt the bases loaded, bring- the left center field wall
home team. the potential rally. ing up Tyler Keenan, who to cut the deficit to three.
The Cardinals added Louisville plated its ripped one through the
However, that’s as far as
one more on a single to 10th run in the sixth on right side to plate Jacob
the Rebel comeback bid
right center field in the an RBI double into the Adams and Kessinger
second, then another pair right field corner by Jake and cut the Cardinal lead would go, as Ole Miss
in the third on a two-run Snider before Tyler Myers to five. fell two runs short of the
home run by Alex Binelas, struck out Tyler Fitzger- Ryan Olenek then ninth-inning rally.
making it an 8-2 game. ald to end the inning. came on to pitch for Ole Ole Miss will now turn
Ole Miss got one back Ole Miss had another Miss in the eighth and de- its attention to South-
in the fourth when Grae scoring chance in the sev- livered once again in his eastern Conference play.
Kessinger singled to left enth with two on and two third career outing, a one- The Rebels open up
to plate Chase Cockrell out, but Cooper Johnson two-three inning with one their league slate Friday
to cut the Cardinal lead to was robbed of a base hit strikeout. He was also against Alabama at 6:30
five, but Louisville got the up the middle by a terrific 1-for-3 at the plate with a p.m.

Ole Miss basketball


Continued from Page 1B
ra Rutledge (analyst) and Most recently, the Reb- (76.0-70.6) and owns a the Tide’s largest margin
Jon Sundvold (analyst) on els snapped a three-game +2.3 advantage on the of victory in SEC play this
the call. losing streak with a 73-68 boards (34.5-32.2). The season and the Rebels’
The Rebels come into victory at Missouri to end Rebels are shooting 46.2 lowest point total of the
Thursday night’s contest the season. percent from the field and year.
as one of the surprise Junior guard Breein 36.1 percent from beyond Alabama has reached
teams in the Southeast- Tyree, who was named the arc while allowing the the SEC Tournament
ern Conference, head- first team All-SEC, leads opposition to shoot 44.2 semifinals in each of the
lined by SEC Coach of the the Rebels and ranks sec- percent from the field and last two seasons, marking
Year Kermit Davis. Ole ond in the SEC with 18.5 37.5 percent from three. the first time in 22 years
Miss was picked to finish points per game, while The Ole Miss-Alabama — dating back to the 1994
last in the league in a pre- senior Terence Davis, matchup will be the 180th and 1995 seasons — that
season vote by media and a second team All-SEC time the two teams have the Tide has accom-
coaches but earned the performer is collecting tangled in series history, plished the feat.
No. 7 seed in this year’s 15.5 points per contest, with the Tide owning a Head coach Avery
tournament, finishing which ranks seventh in 121-58 lead in the all-time Johnson has a record of
with a 10-8 league record league play. Tyree (68-of- series — the 121 wins 5-3 in SEC Tournament
and 20-11 overall mark. 171) and Davis (60-of-160) ranking second against action, including guiding
Davis is in his first sea- rank as the team leaders any opponent in program the Crimson Tide to two
son at the helm of the Ole in threes made and at- history. wins in the tournament in
Miss program. Now in his tempted. Davis also tops In the only meeting each of the last two sea-
24th year as a head coach, the squad in rebounds between the two teams sons. He has led Alabama
Davis has compiled a re- (5.8) and assists (3.4) a this season, Alabama to three-straight SEC
cord of 489-274 (.641). His game. captured a 74-53 win over Tournament quarterfinal
489 career win rank 31st As a team, Ole Miss is then-No. 20 Ole Miss appearances and consec-
among Division I head outscoring the opposition back on Jan. 22 inside utive SEC semifinal show-
coaches. by 5.4 points per game Coleman Coliseum. It was ings.
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briefly Basketball
E. Washington 59, N. Colorado 57
New Mexico St. 90, Chicago St. 54
Portland St. 75, Idaho 59
Arizona
Colorado
St. Louis
8 9 .471
8 10 .444
7 10 .412
Men’s College UC Irvine 59, CS Northridge 57 San Francisco 7 11 .389

Baseball Major Scores


Wednesday, Mar. 13
UC Riverside 67, Long Beach St. 50
SEC
Pittsburgh
Cincinnati
7 11 .389
5 10 .333
Wednesday’s Games
EMCC set to open MACJC baseball slate by EAST
Colgate 94, Bucknell 80
All Times EDT
SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE
Minnesota 9, Boston 5
Washington 8, Atlanta 4
George Washington 68, UMass 64, OT Conference All Games Miami 4, St. Louis 1
hosting Co-Lin during Saturday’s reunion Nebraska 68, Rutgers 61
LSU
W L PCT W L PCT
16 2 .889 26 5 .839
Baltimore 6, Toronto 4
Providence 80, Butler 57 N.Y. Mets 2, Houston 1
activities St. John’s 82, DePaul 74
Syracuse 73, Pittsburgh 59
Tennessee
Kentucky
15 3 .833 27 4 .871
15 3 .833 26 5 .839
Oakland 12, Chicago Cubs 11
Kansas City 17, Cleveland (ss) 7
SCOOBA – Reunion activities will be a part of East SOUTH Auburn 11 7 .611 22 9 .710 Cleveland (ss) 9, Milwaukee 3
Mississippi Community College’s MACJC conference Louisiana Tech 57, FAU 56 South Carolina 11 7 .611 16 15 .516 Colorado 5, Arizona 3
Louisville 75, Notre Dame 53 Mississippi St. 10 8 .556 22 9 .710 Philadelphia 5, N.Y. Yankees 5, 10 innings
baseball opener Saturday against Copiah-Lincoln. Marshall 82, Rice 65 Mississippi 10 8 .556 20 11 .645 San Diego 9, L.A. Angels 3
Following a lunchtime reception for all returning NC A&T 82, Coppin St. 79, OT Florida 9 9 .500 17 14 .548 Seattle 8, San Francisco 4
NC State 59, Clemson 58 Alabama 8 10 .444 17 14 .548 Chicago White Sox 10, L.A. Dodgers 7
EMCC baseball alumni and boosters, the Lions will take Norfolk St. 78, SC State 73 Arkansas 8 10 .444 17 14 .548 Thursday’s Games
on the Co-Lin Wolves in a doubleheader set to begin at North Texas 71, FIU 57 Texas A&M 6 12 .333 14 17 .452 Philadelphia (ss) vs. Tampa Bay at Port Char-
Richmond 52, Fordham 50 Missouri 5 13 .278 15 16 .484 lotte, Fla., 1:05 p.m.
2 p.m. at Gerald Poole Field on the Scooba campus. UAB 70, Middle Tennessee 61 Georgia 2 16 .111 11 21 .344 Washington vs. Minnesota (ss) at Fort Myers,
On Saturday, first-year EMCC head baseball Virginia Tech 71, Miami 56 Vanderbilt 0 18 .000 9 23 .281 Fla., 1:05 p.m.
MIDWEST Wednesday’s Games Philadelphia (ss) vs. Pittsburgh at Bradenton,
coach Brett Kimbrel and his staff are inviting all East Illinois 74, Northwestern 69, OT Missouri 71, Georgia 61 Fla., 1:05 p.m.
Mississippi Community College baseball alumni and Missouri 71, Georgia 61 Texas A&M 69, Vanderbilt 52 Boston vs. Detroit at Lakeland, Fla., 1:05 p.m.
SOUTHWEST Thursday’s Games Minnesota (ss) vs. Baltimore at Sarasota, Fla.,
boosters back to the Scooba campus to participate Cent. Arkansas 73, Texas A&M-CC 53 Arkansas at Florida, 1 p.m. 1:05 p.m.
in the team’s reunion festivities. Returning EMCC Lamar 81, Houston Baptist 79 Missouri at Auburn, 3:30 p.m. Miami vs. Houston at West Palm Beach, Fla.,
TCU 73, Oklahoma St. 70 Alabama at Mississippi, 7 p.m. 1:05 p.m.
baseball alumni and boosters will be special guests of Texas A&M 69, Vanderbilt 52 Texas A&M at Mississippi St., 9:30 p.m. N.Y. Mets vs. St. Louis at Jupiter, Fla., 1:05 p.m.
the Lions during an 11 a.m. welcome reception at the West Virginia 72, Oklahoma 71
NBA N.Y. Yankees vs. Toronto at Dunedin, Fla.,
FAR WEST 1:07 p.m.
F.R. Young Student Union. Lunch will be provided, Air Force 87, San Jose St. 56 All Times EDT Texas (ss) vs. Kansas City at Surprise, Ariz.,
EASTERN CONFERENCE 4:05 p.m.
while the EMCC baseball coaching staff and members Boise St. 66, Colorado St. 57
Atlantic Division
Colorado 56, California 51 Texas (ss) vs. Chicago Cubs at Mesa, Ariz.,

Sudoku
of the Lions’ 2019 baseball team will be on hand to Montana St. 75, Idaho 71 W L Pct GB 4:05 p.m. YESTERDAY’S ANSWER
x-Toronto 48 20 .706 —
Yesterday’sANSWER
answer
meet and greet. New Mexico 78, Wyoming 68 Colorado vs. Cleveland at Goodyear, Ariz.,

Sudoku YESTERDAY’S
Oregon 84, Washington St. 51 Philadelphia 43 25 .632 5 4:05 p.m.
Following the reception, EMCC’s guests are invited S. Utah 94, Idaho St. 80 Boston 41 27 .603 7 Cincinnati vs. L.A. Dodgers (ss) at Glendale,
to attend the Lions’ 2 p.m. baseball doubleheader Brooklyn 36 34 .514 13 Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Sudoku is a number-
Sacramento St. 72, N. Arizona 60
Southern Cal 78, Arizona 65 New York 13 55 .191 35 L.A. Angels vs. Milwaukee at Phoenix, 4:05 placing puzzle
Sudoku based on
is a number-
2 5 8 1 7 9 6 3 4
against Copiah-Lincoln at Gerald Poole Field. UCLA 79, Stanford 72 Southeast Division p.m.
W L Pct GB San Francisco vs. Arizona at Scottsdale, Ariz., a 9x9 grid
placing with based
puzzle severalon 3 9 7 6 2 4 1 5 8

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


Coach Kimbrel’s EMCC Lions begin MACJC play Associated Press Miami 32 35 .478 — 4:10 p.m.
with a 3-9 overall record, as eight of their 12 decisions Orlando 31 38 .449 2 L.A. Dodgers (ss) vs. San Diego at Peoria, agiven
9x9 grid with several
numbers. The object 4 1 6 5 8 3 7 2 9
on the year have been decided by three runs or less. Men’s Top 25 Fared Charlotte 30 37 .448 2 Ariz., 9:40 p.m. given numbers. The object
Wednesday Washington 29 39 .426 3½ Friday’s Games is to place the numbers 9 4 3 8 1 5 2 7 6
Most recently, EMCC dropped a pair of close deci- 1. Gonzaga (30-3) did not play. Next: TBA. Atlanta 24 45 .348 9 Toronto vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater, Fla., is
1 to place
to 9 in thethe numbers
empty spaces
Central Division
sions (6-3 and 3-2) to Shelton State this past Tuesday 2. Virginia (28-2) did not play. Next: vs. N.C.
State, Thursday. W L Pct GB
1:05 p.m.
Detroit vs. Tampa Bay (ss) at Port Charlotte, 1sotothat
9 ineach
the empty spaces
row, each 8 7 1 4 6 2 3 9 5
in Tuscaloosa. Last Friday (March 8) in their home 3. North Carolina (26-5) did not play. Next: vs. x-Milwaukee 51 17 .750 —
so that each row, each
season opener, the Lions split a doubleheader with Louisville, Thursday. Indiana 43 25 .632 8
Fla., 1:05 p.m.
Miami vs. Atlanta at Kissimmee, Fla., 1:05 p.m. column and each 3x3 box 6 2 5 9 3 7 4 8 1
4. Kentucky (26-5) did not play. Next: vs. Mis- Detroit 34 33 .507 16½ Baltimore vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers, Fla., column
containsand theeach
same3x3 box
number
East Central by claiming an 18-17 comeback victory sissippi or Alabama, Friday. Chicago
Cleveland
19 50 .275 32½
17 51 .250 34
1:05 p.m.
contains the same number
5 6 2 7 9 1 8 4 3
in the ninth inning of Game 1 before falling 15-3 to the 5. Duke (26-5) did not play. Next: vs. Syracuse, Boston vs. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa, Fla., 1:05 only once. The difficulty
Warriors in the nightcap.
Thursday. WESTERN CONFERENCE
Southwest Division
p.m. only once. The difficulty 7 8 4 3 5 6 9 1 2
6. Michigan State (25-6) did not play. Next: vs. Washington vs. N.Y. Mets at Port St. Lucie, Fla., level increases from
W L Pct GB level increases from 1 3 9 2 4 8 5 6 7
Softball Ohio State or Indiana, Friday.
7. Texas Tech (26-5) did not play. Next: vs. West
Virginia, Thursday.
Houston
San Antonio
42 26 .618 —
39 29 .574 3
1:10 p.m.
L.A. Angels (ss) vs. San Francisco at Scotts-
dale, Ariz., 4:05 p.m.
Monday to Sunday.
Monday to Sunday. Difficulty Level 3/13
New Orleans 30 40 .429 13
Rebels hush Memphis bats in run-rule victory 8. Tennessee (27-4) did not play. Next: vs. Mis-
sissippi State, Texas A&M or Vanderbilt, Friday.
Memphis 28 41 .406 14½
Cleveland vs. Texas at Surprise, Ariz., 4:05
p.m.
OXFORD – Ending a seven-game winning streak Dallas 27 40 .403 14½ Chicago Cubs vs. Chicago White Sox at Glen-
9. LSU (26-5) did not play. Next: vs. Florida Northwest Division dale, Ariz., 4:05 p.m.
for the Tigers, Ole Miss (17-7) took care of business or Arkansas, Friday. Next: SEC semifinals, W L Pct GB San Diego vs. Milwaukee at Phoenix, 4:05 p.m.
Saturday. Denver 44 22 .667 —
against Memphis (12-10) on Wednesday, stifling the 10. Michigan (26-5) did not play. Next: vs. Iowa, Oklahoma City 42 26 .618 3
Arizona vs. L.A. Angels at Tempe, Ariz., 4:10
p.m.
Tiger offense in an 8-0 win in six innings at the Ole Miss Illinois or Northwestern, Friday. Portland 41 26 .612 3½ Arizona vs. L.A. Angels (ss) at , 4:10 p.m.
Softball Complex. 11. Houston (29-2) did not play. Next: vs. South Utah 38 29 .567 6½ Kansas City vs. Colorado at Scottsdale, Ariz.,
Florida or UConn, Friday. Minnesota 32 36 .471 13 4:10 p.m.
Ava Tillmann was marvelous in the start for the 12. Florida State (25-6) did not play. Next: vs. Pacific Division Tampa Bay vs. Pittsburgh at Bradenton, Fla.,
Rebels, allowing a single to the leadoff batter and noth- No. 16 Virginia Tech, Thursday. W L Pct GB 6:05 p.m.
13. Purdue (23-8) did not play. Next: vs. Minne- Golden State 46 21 .687 — St. Louis vs. Houston at West Palm Beach, Fla.,
ing apart from a pair of walks from there, registering sota or Penn State, Friday. L.A. Clippers 39 30 .565 8 6:05 p.m.
five strikeouts along the way. Freshman Savannah 14. Nevada (28-3) did not play. Next: vs. Boise Sacramento 33 33 .500 12½ Tampa Bay (ss) vs. Pittsburgh at , 6:05 p.m.
State, Thursday. L.A. Lakers 31 36 .463 15 St. Louis (ss) vs. Houston (ss) at , 6:05 p.m.
Diederich threw the final inning in relief, allowing no 15. Kansas State (24-7) did not play. Next: vs. Phoenix 16 53 .232 31 Houston (ss) vs. St. Louis (ss) at Jupiter, Fla.,
runs and no hits with a pair of strikeouts. TCU, Thursday. x-clinched playoff spot 6:05 p.m.
16. Virginia Tech (24-7) beat Miami 71-56. Tuesday’s Games L.A. Dodgers vs. Cincinnati at Goodyear, Ariz.,
The Rebels went down quietly in the opening Next: vs. No. 12 Florida State, Thursday. Indiana 103, New York 98 9:05 p.m.
frame but evidently they were saving up for the second, 17. Kansas (23-8) did not play. Next: vs. Texas, Philadelphia 106, Cleveland 99
unloading on the Tigers for seven runs on six hits after
sending 11 batters to the plate.
Thursday.
18. Buffalo (28-3) did not play. Next: vs. Akron,
L.A. Lakers 123, Chicago 107
Milwaukee 130, New Orleans 113
San Antonio 112, Dallas 105
Transactions
Thursday.
19. Wisconsin (22-9) did not play. Next: vs. No.
Denver 133, Minnesota 107 Wednesday’s Moves
Autumn Gillespie walked and Amanda Roth was Portland 125, L.A. Clippers 104 BASEBALL
21 Maryland-Nebraska, Friday. Wednesday’s Games American League
hit by a pitch to get the inning going, and then Kaylee 20. Wofford (29-4) did not play. Next: NCAA Oklahoma City 108, Brooklyn 96 CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Optioned RHP
Horton slapped a single up the middle to bring the Tournament. Washington 100, Orlando 90 Dylan Cease, OF Eloy Jimenez, RHP Jordan
21. Maryland (22-9) did not play. Next: vs. Ne- Atlanta 132, Memphis 111 Stephens and C Seby Zavala to Charlotte (IL)
Rebel catcher home. Brittany Finney followed with a braska, Thursday. Miami 108, Detroit 74 and OF Micker Adolfo to Birmingham (SL). Re-
two-run double down the left line, with Kacey Hvitved 22. Auburn (22-9) did not play. Next: vs. Mis- Golden State 106, Houston 104 assigned C Zack Collins, RHPs Jimmy Lambert
souri, Thursday. Utah 114, Phoenix 97 and Donn Roach and OF Luis Robert to their
coming in to pinch run. Tate Whitley legged out an 23. Marquette (23-8) did not play. Next: vs. St. Thursday’s Games minor league camp.
infield single, and Hvitved and Whitley both came in John’s, Thursday. Cleveland at Orlando, 7 p.m. SEATTLE MARINERS — Optioned INF J.P.
24. Cincinnati (25-6) did not play. Next: vs. Tul- Oklahoma City at Indiana, 7 p.m. Crawford to Tacoma (PCL). Re-assigned RHP
on Kylan Becker’s single up the middle, pushing the sa or SMU, Friday. Sacramento at Boston, 7:30 p.m. David McKay, OF Jake Fraley and C Austin
lead to 4-0. 25. Villanova (22-9) did not play. Next: vs. Prov- L.A. Lakers at Toronto, 8 p.m. Nola to their minor league camp.
idence, Thursday. Minnesota at Utah, 9 p.m. National League
Abbey Latham scratched another run across with Dallas at Denver, 10:30 p.m. SAN DIEGO PADRES — Signed LHP Sammy
a two-RBI single, advancing to second as Memphis un- Texas A&M 69, Friday’s Games Solis to minor league contract.
Charlotte at Washington, 7 p.m. WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Optioned RHP
successfully attempted to gun down Becker at the plate. Vanderbilt 52 L.A. Lakers at Detroit, 7 p.m. Austin Adams to Fresno (PCL). Reassigned
After Latham moved to third on a passed ball, Jessica VANDERBILT (9-23) Nesmith 3-8 0-0 7, Sacramento at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. INFs Luis Garcia, Matt Reynolds and Jacob
C.Brown 2-4 0-0 4, Wetzell 3-4 4-5 10, Lee Milwaukee at Miami, 8 p.m. Wilson; INF-OF Brandon Snyder and C Taylor
Puk rounded out the huge inning with a sacrifice to 7-13 4-8 19, Evans 0-4 0-0 0, Moyer 0-2 1-2 1, Phoenix at Houston, 8 p.m. Gushue to their minor league camp.
left-center, giving the Rebel first baseman plenty of time Ryan 1-10 0-0 3, Shittu 2-3 2-2 6, Toye 1-3 0-0 Portland at New Orleans, 8 p.m. American Association
2. Totals 19-51 11-17 52. New York at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. CHICAGO DOGS — Signed LHP Rich Masch-
to come home. TEXAS A&M (14-17) Mekowulu 3-6 3-3 Chicago at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. eri.
Memphis threatened to crack the scoreboard in 9, Collins 0-2 0-0 0, Mitchell 3-10 0-1 7, Chan- Saturday’s Games Can-Am League
dler 5-10 1-2 13, Flagg 12-16 2-2 29, J.Walker Atlanta at Boston, 12:30 p.m. SUSSEX COUNTY MINERS — Acquired RHP
the sixth, drawing three walks off of Diederich to load 0-1 0-0 0, Nebo 5-6 1-3 11, McGhee 0-0 0-0 Memphis at Washington, 7 p.m. Scott Kuzminsky and a player to be named from
the bases with just one out. However, the freshman 0, Mahan 0-0 0-0 0, French 0-1 0-0 0. Totals Phoenix at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Kansas City (AA) for INF Mikey Reynolds.
28-52 7-11 69. Cleveland at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. FOOTBALL
induced a slow grounder to third for an easy fielder’s Halftime—Texas A&M 34-19. 3-Point Golden State at Oklahoma City, 8:30 p.m. National Football League
choice at home plate and fanned Regan Hadley to get Goals—Vanderbilt 3-24 (Lee 1-2, Nesmith 1-6, Portland at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. ARIZONA CARDINALS — Acquired OT Mar-
Ryan 1-8, Toye 0-1, C.Brown 0-1, Wetzell 0-1, Brooklyn at Utah, 9 p.m. cus Gilbert from Pittsburgh for a 2019 sixth-
out of the jam unscathed. Moyer 0-2, Evans 0-3), Texas A&M 6-13 (Flagg Indiana at Denver, 9 p.m. round (No. 207) draft pick. Released TE Jer-
The Rebels ended the game in the home half. 3-4, Chandler 2-3, Mitchell 1-4, Collins 0-2). maine Gresham.
Mikayla Allee and Sydney Gutierrez walked to put a
pair of runners on for pinch-hitter Gabby Alvarez, and
Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Vanderbilt 27
(Wetzell 10), Texas A&M 31 (Mekowulu 9). As-
sists—Vanderbilt 6 (Nesmith, Shittu 2), Texas
Baseball ATLANTA FALCONS — Agreed to terms with
G James Carpenter on a four-year contract and
G Jamon Brown on a three-year contract. Re-
A&M 7 (Mitchell 3). Total Fouls—Vanderbilt 13, Major League Baseball leased OT Ryan Schraeder.
the sophomore came through by driving a double to
the left-center gap to clinch the midweek victory for
Texas A&M 15. A—10,849 (19,395).
Spring Training Glance BALTIMORE RAVENS — Signed RB Mark
Ingram. Agreed to terms with S Earl Thomas.
Women’s College All Times EDT BUFFALO BILLS — Agreed to terms with C
the Rebels. AMERICAN LEAGUE
Ole Miss resumes action this weekend, hosting Major Scores W L Pct. Mitch Morse, G Jon Feliciano, CB Kevin John-
son, WR John Brown, WR Cole Beasley, RB
Wednesday, Mar. 13 Kansas City 12 8 .600 Frank Gore and OT Ty Nsekhe.
No. 18 Oklahoma State and Samford for a pair of EAST New York 9 6 .600 CHICAGO BEARS — Signed OL Ted Larsen
Buffalo 85, Kent St. 52 Oakland 11 8 .579
games each at the Ole Miss Softball Complex. Md.-Eastern Shore 57, SC State 34 Cleveland 10 8 .556 to a one-year contract. Released K Cody Par-
key. Agreed to terms with RB Mike Davis, WR
Golf SOUTH
Appalachian St. 78, Coastal Carolina 42
Charlotte 55, Louisiana Tech 46
Baltimore
Minnesota
Toronto
10 8 .556
10 8 .556
9 8 .529
Cordarrelle Patterson and DB Buster Skrine.
CINCINNATI BENGALS — Re-signed LB Pres-
Ole Miss women’s golf team heads to the Florida Gulf Coast 77, Kennesaw St. 48
Hofstra 77, Elon 75
Los Angeles
Tampa Bay
10
9
9
9
.526
.500
ton Brown to a three-year contract extension
through 2021.
CLEVELAND BROWNS— Re-signed LB Ray-
Dominican for Tar Heel Classic Liberty 65, North Florida 51
NC A&T 79, NC Central 49
Detroit
Houston
9 9 .500
9 9 .500 Ray Armstrong.
DENVER BRONCOS — Agreed to terms with
CASA DE CAMPO, Dominican Republic – The North Texas 49, Southern Miss. 46 Seattle 8 8 .500 OT Ja’Wuan James on a four-year contract and
Old Dominion 60, FAU 32 Chicago 7 10 .412
No. 41 Ole Miss women’s golf team travels to the UTEP 64, Marshall 56 Texas 6 10 .375 DB Kareem Jackson on a three-year contract.
Acquired QB Joe Flacco from Baltimore for a
Dominican Republic for the Tar Heel Classic beginning William & Mary 61, Coll. of Charleston 41 Boston 6 12 .333 2019 fourth-round (No. 113) draft pick.
MIDWEST NATIONAL LEAGUE
on Friday. Cent. Michigan 88, E. Michigan 80 W L Pct. HOUSTON TEXANS — Signed S Tashaun
Gipson.
The two-day, 54-hole event will take place at Miami (Ohio) 72, Toledo 54 San Diego 11 5 .688 INDIANAPOLIS COLTS — Re-signed CB Chris
Ohio 72, N. Illinois 56 Atlanta 11 8 .579
Pete Dye’s celebrated Teeth of the Dog course, widely Rio Grande 56, Seattle 54 Philadelphia 9 7 .563 Milton to a one-year contract.
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS — Agreed to terms
known as the No. 1 course in the Caribbean, which will UMKC 78, Utah Valley 75 Washington
Chicago
10 8 .556
11 9 .550 with QB Nick Foles on a four-year contract and ACROSS
SOUTHWEST
be playing 6,140 yards and par 72. South Alabama 68, Texas State 67 Los Angeles 9 8 .529 G A.J. Cann on a three-year contract. Released
QB Blake Bortles.
1 Nix
The Rebels will battle the host No. 33 North Car- FAR WEST Milwaukee 10 10 .500 KANSAS CITY CHIEFS — Released S Eric 5 “Hush!”
Boise St. 68, Wyoming 51 New York 9 10 .474
olina, as well as No. 13 Wake Forest, No. 14 Virginia, CS Bakersfield 73, Grand Canyon 59 Miami 9 10 .474 Berry.
10 The Emerald Isle
No. 18 TCU, No. 28 Louisville, No. 33 North Carolina,
11 Solar halo
No. 46 Virginia Tech, No. 48 Colorado, Florida Atlantic,
12 Red, perhaps
LSU, Maryland, N.C. State, Ohio State, Quinnipiac and
UNC Wilmington. on the air 13 Bob, for one
Head coach Kory Henkes is bringing five Rebels 14 Ideal, as a
to the Dominican. Julia Johnson will be in the No. 1 Today TBD, quarterfinal, ESPN2
scenario
position, followed by Ellen Hutchinson-Kay, Conner AUTO RACING 6 p.m. — Big East: Teams TBD, quarter- 16 Lincoln Center
Beth Ball, Kennedy Swann and Macy Somoskey. 11:55 p.m. — F1 Auto Racing: Aus- final, FS1 site
Johnson continues to lead the squad in almost tralian Grand Prix, practice, Australia, 6 p.m. — SEC Tournament: Teams TBD, 20 Royal roost
every major category, including stroke average (73.22) second round, SEC 23 Easy victim
and top-20 finishes (5). The sophomore is coming off a ESPNEWS
BIATHLON 7 p.m. — American Athletic Tourna- 24 Sunday entree
top-25 finish at the Bruin Wave Invitational against the
ment: Teams TBD, first round, ESPNU 25 Plow pioneer
toughest field the Rebels have faced so far this season. 12 a.m. (Friday) — IBU World Cham-
Hutchinson-Kay has made the top-three of the 7:30 p.m. — A-10 Tournament: Teams 27 Make a choice
pionship: single mixed relay, Sweden 28 Take out
lineup in each of her first seven events. The freshman TBD, second round, NBC Sports Network
(taped), NBC Sports Network 29 Lab vessel
is first on the team in total birdies with 44. Ball joins 8 p.m. — MWC Tournament: Teams
Johnson and Hutchinson-Kay in the top-three of the COLLEGE BASKETBALL (MEN’S) 32 Road trip stop
lineup for the fifth time this season. 11 a.m. — Big East: Teams TBD, quar- TBD, quarterfinal, CBS Sports Network 36 State as true
8 p.m. — SEC Tournament: Teams TBD, Rep. 33 Capital of Italia
Swann makes her Rebel debut this week in the terfinal, FS1 39 Auction bids
Caribbean. The junior transfer from Clemson was part second round, SEC 9 Eastern “way” 34 Fix text
11 a.m. — A-10 Tournament: Teams 40 Official docu-
of two NCAA tournament teams and is looking to make 11 Run down 35 Nick and Nora’s
TBD, second round, NBC Sports Network 8:30 p.m. — Big-10 Tournament: ments
an impact right away in the starting five. 15 Minimal change dog
11:30 a.m. — Big-10 Tournament: Teams TBD, second round, Big Ten 41 Overlook
Somoskey rounds out the lineup playing in her 17 “Got it” 36 Gifted
Network 42 Yes-man
third event for the Rebels, first in the starting five. The Teams TBD, second round, Big Ten 18 Blowgun ammo 37 — Paulo
freshman competed at the Shootout at Shoal Creek this 8:30 p.m. — ACC Tournament: Teams 43 Pro —
Network 19 Foil’s kin 38 Hotel amenity
past February and made her collegiate debut when Ole TBD, quarterfinal, ESPN 20 Easy run
11:30 a.m. — ACC Tournament: Teams DOWN
Miss hosted the Magnolia Invitational in October. 8:30 p.m. — Big-12 Tournament: 21 Aspiration
First round begins Friday with a 6:30 a.m. shotgun TBD, quarterfinal, ESPN 1 Word of action
11:30 a.m. — Big-12 Tournament: Teams TBD, quarterfinal, ESPN2 22 “Darn it!”
start and continuous play for 36 holes. Ole Miss will be 2 Huron neighbor
8:30 p.m. — Big East: Teams TBD, 25 Owed amount
paired with players from TCU and Wake Forest. Live Teams TBD, quarterfinal, ESPN2 3 Waiting rewards
scoring will be available through Golfstat.com. quarterfinal, FS1 26 Franklin’s wife
12 p.m. — American Athletic Tourna- 4 Boxing combos
– From Special Reports 28 Does some
ment: Teams TBD, first round, ESPNU 9:30 p.m. — American Athletic Tourna- 5 Port setting
cleaning
12 p.m. — SEC Tournament: Teams ment: Teams TBD, first round, ESPNU 6 Spring sign
30 Cornered
10:30 p.m. — MWC Tournament: 7 Negative link
CALENDAR TBD, second round, SEC
1:30 p.m. — ACC Tournament: Teams Teams TBD, quarterfinal, CBS Sports 8 Neither Dem. nor
31 Towel material
Network
Prep Baseball TBD, quarterfinal, ESPN
10:30 p.m. — Pac-12 Tournament:
Today’s Games 1:30 p.m. — Big East: Teams TBD,
quarterfinal, FS1 Teams TBD, quarterfinal, ESPN
Caledonia vs. Ripley (Saltillo), 2
1:30 p.m. — A-10 Tournament: Teams GOLF
p.m.
TBD, second round, NBC Sports Network 12 p.m. — PGA Tour Golf: The Players
Friday’s Games
2 p.m. — Big-10 Tournament: Teams Championship, first round, Ponte Vedra
New Hope vs. TBA (East Central
TBD, second round, Big Ten Network Beach, Fla., GOLF
CC), TBA
2 p.m. — MWC Tournament: Teams 3 a.m. (Friday) — European Tour Golf:
New Hope vs. South Jones (East
TBD, quarterfinal, CBS Sports Network Kenya Open, second round, Kenya,
Central CC), TBA
2 p.m. — Big-12 Tournament: Teams GOLF
TBD, quarterfinal, ESPN2 NBA BASKETBALL
Prep Softball 2 p.m. — SEC Tournament: Teams TBD, 7 p.m. — LA Lakers at Toronto, TNT
Today’s Games second round, SEC 9:30 p.m. — Dallas at Denver, TNT
New Hope at West Point, 6:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m. — American Athletic Tourna- SKIING
Caledonia vs. Houston, TBA 10 p.m. — FIS Alpine World Cup Finals:
ment: Teams TBD, first round, ESPNU
Caledonia vs. Philadelphia, TBA women’s and men’s super-G, Andorra
4:30 p.m. — MWC Tournament: Teams
Friday’s Games (taped), NBC Sports Network
TBD, quarterfinal, CBS Sports Network
Caledonia vs. Fayette, Ala., 7:30 TENNIS
5 p.m. — A-10 Tournament: Teams TBD,
p.m. 1 p.m. — BNP Paribas Open: men’s
second round, NBC Sports Network
6 p.m. — Big-10 Tournament: Teams and women’s quarterfinal, Indian Wells,
Women’s College TBD, second round, Big Ten Network Calif., ESPNEWS
Basketball 6 p.m. — ACC Tournament: Teams TBD, 7 p.m. — BNP Paribas Open: men’s
Today’s Games quarterfinal, ESPN and women’s quarterfinal, Indian Wells, WHATZIT ANSWER
Southern Miss at Charlotte, 6 p.m. 6 p.m. — Big-12 Tournament: Teams Calif., ESPNEWS
Log cabin
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MSU’s Shaefer to help coach Pan American women’s basketball team


BY BRIAN OGDEN The USA Basketball Wom- on a team representing this with remaining eligibility for are held every four years
Special to the Dispatch en’s Junior National team country is the ultimate, for the 2019-2020 school year. (2019, 2023, etc.) in the year
committee, chaired by George me, as a coach and a compet- Schaefer is the SEC Coach preceding the Olympics. In-
STARKVILLE — Missis- Washington head coach Jenni- itor. I am honored to be on a of the Year, and is just the cluding host Peru and the
sippi State women’s basket- fer Rizzotti, is responsible for staff with coach Merchant and sixth coach to be honored by United States, teams compet-
ball head coach Vic Schae- selecting the coaching staff, coach Legette-Jack, as I have the league’s coaches three ing in the five-on-five basket-
fer has been which is approved by the USA had the honor of competing times in his career. He is in ball tournament (there also
selected as an Basketball Board of Directors against them in my career. I the midst of his third consecu- is a three-on-three Pan Am
assistant coach and pending approval by the have the utmost respect for tive 30-win season and has led Games tournament) are: Ar-
for the 2019 United States Olympic Com- both of them.” MSU to consecutive SEC reg- gentina, Brazil, Canada, Para-
United States mittee. Trials to select the 12-mem- ular-season championships guay, Puerto Rico and the U.S.
Pan American “I am very honored and ber team will be held May and their first SEC Tourna- Virgin Islands.
Games women’s humbled to have the oppor- 16-20 at the United States ment championship this year. Overall, the American
basketball team tunity to represent the Unit- Olympic Training Center in His teams have posted an women have earned seven
this summer. Shaefer
ed States of America, across Colorado Springs, Colorado. impressive 101-9 record and gold medals, five silver med-
Schaefer is the world in competition,” Training camp will follow July been to two straight national als and two bronze medals
one of three collegiate head Schaefer said. “Being the son 15-30, with the competition championship games since and have compiled an overall
coaches chosen by USA Bas- of a full colonel in the United taking place July 31-Aug. 4 in 2016-17. Schaefer is the reign- record of 78-15. In the most
ketball to lead the team. Suzy States Army, I have a tremen- Lima, Peru. ing Naismith Coach of the recent edition, the 2015 U.S.
Merchant (Michigan State) dous appreciation for the red, Athletes eligible for this Year and was named a semifi- Pan American Games team
will serve as head coach, and white and blue along with team must be U.S. citizens nalist for the award again on finished with a 4-1 record to
Felisha Legette-Jack (Buffalo) this great country. To have who currently are enrolled as Monday. return from Toronto, Canada,
will be the other assistant. the opportunity to be a coach a full-time collegiate student The Pan American Games with the silver medal.

Comics & Puzzles


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Dear Abby
D
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I dwell in a — STEPPING OUT source for that?” or say, “The
small, South- IN ARKANSAS studies I’ve read say that ...”?
ern and, I thought, DEAR STEP- — FRIENDLY DISCUSSION
safe hometown. PING: When you DEAR FRIENDLY: I think
I’m currently leave for your it depends upon the subject
unemployed and walk, tell your being discussed and the tone
therefore unable parents approxi- in which the question is asked.
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for months now minutes’ leeway. DEAR ABBY: At the check-
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within walking cellphone and had a tattoo in the cleavage
distance. I pay enjoy your walk. of her breasts. I could see it
for food with food DEAR ABBY: because of her low-cut blouse.
stamps. But I
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Horoscopes
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (March you need and planning ahead. inconvenient and untrue. Why
14). The skills you pick up will TAURUS (April 20-May 20). now? You’ll suddenly see a
result in big fun — and lucrative Stay passive and people will be- different sort of sense in it.
opportunity. But ultimately, it’s lieve what they want to believe LEO (July 23-Aug. 22).
not about what you’re capable or what’s convenient for them Fixing the small thing might just
of doing. It’s about what you to believe. The other way is to teach you that bigger things are
gather along the way, which is actively present your belief in a the problem. The framework
to say discipline, friends, expe- very attractive light, and then itself may be flawed. It could
rience, aesthetic taste and an stand back and see if there are be the institution that’s broken.
appetite for excitement. You’ll any takers. Even so, don’t get discouraged.
ink a deal in June and make a GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Tend to what you can.
discovery in September. Aries The light at the end of the tun- VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22).
BABY BLUES and Taurus adore you. Your nel — it’s the same as the light Things that enhance your per-
lucky numbers are: 4, 40, 15, everywhere, but it has different spective include annual appoint-
20 and 36. significance to the tunnel peo- ments and seeing someone you
ARIES (March 21-April 19). ple. The people in the tunnel are haven’t seen in a long while.
There’s always some degree possibly the only ones who fully Stretches of time inform us in
of work that goes into pre- appreciate what it means. ways that day-to-day familiarity
senting oneself in society. You CANCER (June 22-July 22). cannot.
can make that work easier for You’ll return to a tenant of your LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23).
yourself in the days to come by upbringing that you’d long since It’s like you’re in a movie and all
taking the time to envision what abandoned as impractical, the other characters, the action
and the plot twists are there to
help you grow your way into your
victory sequence. Just trust that
this is going to be good.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov.
BEETLE BAILEY 21). “Te absolvo” is the univer-
sal message to you, if you want
to take it. There are reasons
some won’t. They like ruminat-
ing. They need to feel bad, or
maybe it’s just a habit. But if
you’re ready to let go and move
on, you really can.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec.
21). Even though it’s wonderful
to be liked, appreciated and
referred, it’s not as empowering
as going out and seeking your
own opportunities based on
where you’d like to go and who
MALLARD FILLMORE you’d like to know.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan.
19). Your renewed sense of
purpose will be like a hovering
halo — not one that indicates
your angelic status so much as
one that distinguishes you as
possibly being able to, in one
way or another, fly.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb.
18). Reminder: You’re much
more than your role, your body,
or anything you own. You’re
more than any story you star
in or result you produce. Honor
FAMILY CIRCUS that timeless, eternal part of
you.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March
20). To you, attracting unwant-
ed attention is much worse than
passing for invisible. Anyway,
low-key is your ticket today.
There’s something you want to
observe and you won’t be able
to if you’re too conspicuous.

Don’t overdo it
SOLUTION:
The Dispatch • www.cdispatch.com THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2019 5B

NOTE: BUSINESS MOVES WITH MARY WILL RETURN MARCH 21

Business
Boeing’s newest plane
becomes its biggest headache
Wednesday, the Federal Aviation Thursday it will handle
the analysis of the black
Boeing 737 Max 8 planes
on backlog that are not yet
Administration issued an emergency boxes retrieved from the
crash site.
delivered to airlines.
“There are delivery
order grounding the airliners A BEA official told The
Associated Press that
dates that aren’t being
met, there’s usage of the
BY TOM KRISHER, The agency said what they have already arrived
ZEKE MILLER aircraft that’s not being
made the difference was in France but gave no time
AND ROB GILLIES frame on how long the met, and all the supply
new, enhanced satellite
The Associated Press analysis could take. The chain things that Boeing
tracking data and physical
evidence on the ground BEA has experience with so carefully crafted,” Cox
WASHINGTON — global air crashes, and its said.
Boeing’s newest version that linked the Ethiopian
jet’s movements to those expertise is often sought
of its best-selling airlin- whenever an Airbus plane
er ever was supposed of an Indonesian Lion Air
flight that plunged into crashes because the
to boost its fortunes for manufacturer is based in
years to come. the Java Sea in October
and killed 189 people. France.
Instead it has turned Since debuting in 2017,
into the company’s biggest “That evidence aligns
Boeing has delivered
headache, with more than the Ethiopian flight closer
more than 350 of the Max
40 countries — including to Lion Air, what we know
in several versions that
the U.S., which had been happened to Lion Air,”
vary by size. Dozens of
one of the last holdouts — said Daniel Elwell, acting
airlines around the world
grounding the 737 Max 8 FAA administrator. have embraced the plane
after a second fatal crash Officials at Lion Air for its fuel efficiency and
proved one too many. have said sensors on their utility for short and medi-
On Wednesday, the plane produced erroneous um-haul flights.
U.S. Federal Aviation Ad- information on its last four The groundings will
ministration issued an flights, triggering an au- have a far-reaching finan-
emergency order keeping tomatic nose-down com- cial impact on Boeing, at
the planes on the tarmac mand that the pilots were least in the short term,
after refusing to do so in unable to overcome on its said John Cox, a veteran
the days immediately fol- final voyage. pilot and CEO of Safety
lowing the crash of a Max The French air acci- Operating Systems.
8 operated by Ethiopian dent investigation author- In addition to the planes
Airlines that left 157 peo- ity, known by its French that have been grounded,
ple dead. acronym BEA, said there are more than 4,600

Small-engine maker moving work


from Wisconsin to Mississippi
Kohler Co. plans to invest more than two years.
Mississippi Develop-
$15 million and hire 250 people ment Authority spokes-
woman Tammy Craft said
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS will help us serve our cus- state and local govern-
tomers better by giving ments could offer Kohler
HATTIESBURG — A them a single source for all more than $18.5 million
maker of small engines is of our twin-cylinder gaso- in tax breaks and subsi-
consolidating operations line engines,” said Brian dies. That includes a $2.6
from Wisconsin to Mis- Melka, president of Kohler million grant to relocate
sissippi, with plans to hire Engines, in a statement. equipment, $300,000
250 people there over the “Our business continues for workforce train-
next two years. to grow, and this develop- ing, $100,000 from the
Local economic devel- city-county industrial park
ment makes our operation
opers said Tuesday that authority. Craft said local
even stronger and more
Kohler Co. will invest officials are also likely to
capable of delighting our
more than $15 million in grant tax breaks on in-
customers in the future.”
a new Hattiesburg facility, ventory, property and new
moving the work from its In a statement later equipment worth an esti-
headquarters in Kohler, Tuesday, privately held mated $11.1 million over
Wisconsin. Kohler Co. said it had 10 years.
Kohler will lease reached an agreement New Mississippi work-
300,000 square feet in with UAW Local 833 to ers are projected to make
an industrial park to as- “make available alterna- $45,000 a year, on aver-
semble gasoline-powered tive jobs in Wisconsin for age. That’s high enough
engines. A 20-year-old every one of the affected to qualify the company for
Kohler lawnmower engine associates.” a state program that will
plant in Hattiesburg em- The Hattiesburg ex- rebate a portion of worker
ploys 350. pansion is supposed to be income taxes, worth a po-
“This consolidation to complete in a year, with all tential $4.5 million over 10
our plant in Hattiesburg 250 workers hired within years.

Airline will add flight to Atlanta from Mississippi airport


THE ASSOCIATED PRESS continue serving Dallas/ trip daily to Atlanta. Fares
Fort Worth International start at $89 to Dallas and
GREENVILLE — An Airport in Texas. $99 to Atlanta, flying
airline serving a Mis- Mid Delta Regional aboard either single-en-
sissippi Delta airport is Airport Director Sam gine or twin-engine tur-
adding service to Atlanta
Washington, says travel- boprop planes.
while dropping service to
Nashville, Tennessee. ers have been asking for The federal govern-
The Delta Demo- access to Atlanta, which ment’s Essential Air Ser-
crat-Times reports that has more flight connec- vice program is spending
Boutique Air will begin tions than Nashville. nearly $2.8 million this
serving Atlanta on April Boutique Air will of- year to subsidize service
1, instead of flying to fer two round trips daily to Greenville by San Fran-
Nashville. The airline will to Dallas and one round cisco-based Boutique Air.

Unveiled tourism slogan touts Mississippi’s ‘Secret Coast’


THE ASSOCIATED PRESS the slogan “The Secret Panhandle will target the
Coast.” CEO Milton Segar- market within a five-hour
GULFPORT — Offi- ra says a nearly $1 million drive.
cials say the tourism group advertising campaign will Other ads will be
promoting southern Mis-
launch the brand across around packages with Del-
sissippi has a new name
and slogan. the Gulf South. ta and American airlines to
News outlets report Officials say forty bill- Atlanta; Charlotte, North
that Visit Mississippi Gulf boards across northern Carolina; and other desti-
Coast will now do business Mississippi, Louisiana, nations that have flights to
as Coastal Mississippi with Alabama and Florida’s the coast.
6B THURSDAY, MARCHALS
14, 2019
REQUEST FOR PROPOS-
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The Town of Artesia will
accept sealed propos-

cLASSIfIEDS
als from qualified firms
and individuals inter-
ested in providing engin-
eering services for a
proposed sewer system
improvements project in Phone: 662.328.2424
Artesia, Mississippi.
The work will be con-
structed with funding
classifieds@cdispatch.com
through the Community
Development Block
cdispatch.com/classifieds
Grant Programs from
the Mississippi Develop- P.O. Box 511 • 516 Main Street
ment Authority.

Engineering Services re-


Columbus, MS 39703
quired include, but are

DEADLINES
not limited to the follow-
ing: The selected engin-
eer will be responsible
(Deadlines subject to change.)
REguLAR RAtES SupER SAvER RAtES gARAgE SALE RAtES
for the preparation of 4 Lines/6 Days ................... $19.20 6 Days ...................................... $12.00 4 Lines/1 Day..................$9.20
project cost estimates
4 Lines/12 Days ................. $31.20 12 Days.................................... $18.00 4 Lines/3 Days..............$18.00
and engineering reports
For Placing/Canceling Classified Line Ads: Over 6 lines is $1 per additional line.
for application prepara- 4 Lines/26 Days ................. $46.80 Price includes
Sunday Paper Deadline is Thursday
tion and if awarded, the 3:00 P.M. Six lines or less, consecutive days.
selected engineer 12:00
will Rate applies to commercial operations 2 Free Garage Sale signs.
Monday Paper Deadline is Friday
provide all engineering
P.M. and merchandise over $1,000. Rate applies to private party ads of non-commer-
Tuesday Paper Deadline services is through
Monday clos-12:00 P.M. cial nature for merchandise under $1,000. Must
Wednesday Paper Deadline is Tuesday 12:00 P.M.
eout in accordance with Call 328-2424 for rates on include price in ad. 1 item per ad.
federal, state and local additional lines. No pets, firewood, etc.
Thursday Paper Deadline is Wednesday
laws, regulations and 12:00 P.M.
Friday Paper Deadline is Thursday
policies. Post applica- 12:00 P.M.
tion engineering re-
LEGAL NOTICES must be submitted
include 2 business days
advertisements must be paid for in advance.
sponsibilities
prior
but to first
are not limitedpublication
to date
the following: (1) pre-
pare plans and specific-
• Please read your ad on the first day of publication. We accept
ations, (2) distribute bid
responsibility only for the first incorrect insertion.
documents, (3) assist in
bid opening and pre-
• The Publisher assumes no financial responsibility for errors nor for
pare bid tabulations, (4)
omission of copy. Liability shall not exceed the cost of that portion of
fREE SERvIcES These ads are taken by e-mail or in person at our office. Ads will not be taken by telephone.
assist in the execution
space occupied by such error.
of construction con-
• All questions regarding classified ads currently running should be
tracts, (5) hold precon- Bargain Column Ad must fit in 6 lines Free pets Up to 6 lines, runs for 3 days.
(approximately 15 characters per line) and will run for 3 days.
Lost & Found
directed to the Classified Department.
struction conference,
and (6) perform con-
• All ads are subject to the approval of this paper. The Commercial
struction inspection in- For items $100 or less ONLY. More than one item may be in Up to 6 lines, runs for 3 days.
Dispatch reserves the right to reject, revise, classify or cancel any
cluding periodic reports
advertising at any time.
to the town and ap- same ad, but prices may not total over $100, no re-lists.
prove all payment re-
Legal Notices 0010 quests.
Legal Notices 0010 General Services 1360 Stump Removal 1790 Truck Driving 3700 Bargain Column 4180 Apts For Rent: West 7050 Houses For Rent: Northside
Buy, sell, trade,
7110

VIP
IN THE CHANCERY Subject to grant awards WORK WANTED: or rent. CLASS A CDL DRIVER FOR SALE: Nice 55" TV
COURT OF LOWNDES and the removal of all Licensed & Bonded-car- with Truck & Lowboy set, Samsung, $100. COLONIAL TOWN-

Rentals
COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI environmental condi- pentry, painting, & de- Trailer experience to Text/call 901-293- HOUSES. 2 & 3 bed-
tions, the award of the molition. Landscaping, load, haul, & unload 7608. room w/ 2-3 bath town-
IN THE MATTER OF THE aforementioned con- gutters cleaned, bush heavy construction houses. $600 to $695.
ESTATE OF tract will be made to the
responsible party whose
hogging, clean-up work, General Help Wanted 3200 equipment. Overnight Apartments 662-549-9555. Ask for
ERNESTEENE S. BRY- pressure washing, mov- PART TIME individual w/ travel required. Only
proposal has the & Houses Glenn or text.
ANT, DECEASED ing help & furniture ALLSTUMP GRINDING some accounting/book- qualified applicants with It’s a classified
CAUSE NO.
highest number of cu-
mulative points and is
repair. 662-242-3608 SERVICE keeping knowledge. Du- clean MVR, current 1 Bedrooms Houses For Rent: South 7140
GET 'ER DONE! ties will include answer- medical examiner’s rule-of-thumb:
2019-0030-RPF most advantageous to
Lawn Care / Landscaping We can grind all your ing phones, filing, com- certificate and no acci- 2 Bedroooms 2BR/1BA Gas stove
the Town of Artesia. Pro-
NOTICE TO CREDITORS posals will be rated ac- 1470
stumps. Hard to reach puter work, & other dents need apply. Fax
resume to 662-492- We tell readers 3 Bedrooms & heat. Move-in ready.
places, blown over tasks as assigned. 417 17th St. S.
cording to the following 4490 or email to jm.site
STATE OF MISSISSIPPI criteria: (1) Previous ex- C & T LAWN
roots, hillsides, back-
yards, pastures. Free
Mon-Fri, 1pm to 5pm,
may be subject to masters@yahoo.com what they need Furnished & $450/mo. $450 dep.
Call 662-327-8712.
COUNTY OF LOWNDES
perience with Federal
Grant Programs; (2)
SERVICE estimates. You find it, change. Credit & back- to know to buy Unfurnished
we'll grind it! ground check. Please Houses For Rent: Caledonia
Knowledge of Federal
and State laws concern-
662-361-8379 send resume & refer- Bargain Column 4180 what they need. 1, 2, & 3 Baths 7160
Letters Testamentary
have been granted and ing bid procedures and
ences to:
Blind Box 663 10 FISHING rod & reels.
Lease, Deposit
issued to the under- contracts; (3) General
signed upon the Estate experience and technic- Tree Services 1860 Commercial Dispatch Zebco, Shakespear, & & Credit Check 2BR/1BA. Caledonia
area. 1 yr. lease. $650
of Ernesteene S. Bryant, al expertise in the pro- For all your lawn PO Box 511 others. $10 each. Call Farm Equipment & Supplies viceinvestments.com rent. plus dep. No pets.

327-8555
services. A&T Tree Service Columbus, MS 39703 662-275-0343. No smoking. 662-574-
Deceased, by the Chan- fession; and (4) Previ- 4420
cery Court of Lowndes ous experience in per- Call 769-0680 for Bucket truck & stump 0227 or 662-356-4958.
County, Mississippi, on forming the required free estimate. removal. Free est.
Mowing, Blowing, Serving Columbus 2016 CAT Skidsteer w/
the 4th day of March, services in a timely General Help Wanted 3200 mulcher. <1,000 hrs, Apts For Rent: Other 7080 Houses For Rent: Other 7180
2019. This is to give no- manner, with equal Weed-eating, since 1987. Senior
Pressure Washing, citizen disc. Call Alvin @ $84,500. 2016 John 3BR/3BA, Brick, 2640
tice to all persons hav- value assigned to each Deere 5100E Tractor, 2BR/1BA located in
Tree Trimming. 242-0324/241-4447 sqft, 32x32 LR/DR
ing claims against said category. Cost is not a "We'll go out on a limb 210 hrs. $36,500. Historic Downtown
estate to probate and factor in the selection Columbus. 2,000 sqft. combo, 25x25 library, lg
JESSE & BEVERLY'S for you!" 205-329-1790. laundry room, new appl,
register same with the process and should not Hardwood floors
Chancery Clerk of be a part of the propos- LAWN SERVICE. Mow- throughout. Open floor. custom drapes, dbl car-
ing, cleanup, landscap- Estate Sales 4490 port, security system.
Lowndes County, Mis- al. Cost will be negoti- Very nice. Incl W&D.
sissippi, within ninety ated with the firm or in- ing, sodding, & tree cut- General Help Wanted 3200 $1200/mo. Call $149,500. Will trade.
(90) days from the first dividual receiving the ting. 356-6525. 662-328-8655. 615-849-5597.
publication date of this highest rating accord- OUR COMPANY is seek-
Notice to Creditors. A ing to the stated criter- ing an experienced car- FIRST FULL MONTH Mobile Homes for Rent 7250
ia. The Town of Artesia
Painting & Papering 1620 penter. We specialize in RENT FREE! 1 & 2 Bed-
failure to so probate
and register said claim will designate a selec- home remodels & new room Apts/Townhomes. 2BR/2BA CH/A, W/D,
SULLIVAN'S PAINT construction. The ideal
will forever bar the tion committee to evalu- SERVICE Stove & refrigerator. Caledonia School Dis-
same. ate the proposals, with candidate will have $335-$600 Monthly. trict. Nice condition.
Certified in lead transportation & basic
final decisions being removal. Offering spe- tools. Please call Credit check & deposit. $450/mo. plus $200
This the 5th day of made within a period cial prices on interior & 662-570-9464 for Coleman Realty, dep. 662-356-6413 or
March 2019. not to exceed thirty (30) exterior painting, pres- more information. 662-329-2323. 662-251-5003.
days. sure washing & sheet
/s/ Cynthia B. Living- rock repairs. 1, 2, 3 BEDROOM apart- EXTRA NICE 3BR/2BA
ston Interested parties are Free Estimates ments & townhouses. MH in North Columbus.
CYNTHIA B. LIVING- invited to submit sealed Call 435-6528 Call for more info. City schools. NO PETS.
STON, Executrix proposals until 2:00 HEAVY EQUIPMENT 662-328-8254. $535/mo + $535 dep.
PM, April 2, 2019, to SERVICE MECHANIC 601-940-1397 or
PUBLISH: 3/7, 3/14 & the Town of Artesia at
3/21/2019 the Town Hall, Office of
Plumbing 1680 with verifiable experi-
ence, own tools and COLEMAN 662-364-6204.
the Town Clerk or to ACME, INC. clean MVR. Submit RENTALS RENT A fully equipped
IN THE CHANCERY P.O. Box 277, Artesia, Stan McCown resume by fax to TOWNHOUSES & APARTMENTS
COURT OF LOWNDES Mississippi, 39736. All Licensed Plumber 662-492-4490 camper w/utilities &
COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI proposals will be "We fix leaks." or email to: jm.site 1 BEDROOM cable from $145/wk -
$535/month. Colum-
opened and read at the 662-386-2915 masters@yahoo.com
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF regularly scheduled 2 BEDROOMS bus & County School
NICK STEVE CASTANIS, meeting on that even- Estate Sales 4490 3 BEDROOMS locations. 662-242-
7653 or 601-940-1397.
DECEASED ing. All proposals Garage Sales: East 4510
should be marked
LEASE,
© The Dispatch

JOHN L. CASTANIS, EX- clearly as being a “Pro- 411 FOREST Blvd. Sat Houses For Sale: East 8200
ECUTRIX posal for Engineering 3/16. 6:30am until. Pi- DEPOSIT 3BR/1BA Brick home.
Services”. The Town of ano, toys, couches, jew-
NO. 2019-0025-RPF Artesia does not dis- elry, & other! AND 221 Robinwood Circle.
criminate on the basis Approx 1200sqft. Single
NOTICE TO CREDITORS of race, color, religion, CREDIT CHECK carport, natural gas
General Merchandise 4600 heat, window ac, stove,
sex, age or national ori-
STATE OF MISSISSIPPI gin and reserves the
COUNTY OF LOWNDES right to reject any and
BLACK BEDROOM set,
incl full sz sleigh bed,
662-329-2323 fridge, dishwasher &
ceiling fans. $41,000.
all proposals. dresser w/ mirror, chest 662-329-2917 or
Letters Testamentary & night stand, $700. 662-251-9708.
have been granted and Artesia, Mississippi is New full sz mattress,
2411 HWY 45 N
issued to the under- an Equal Opportunity still in plastic, $275. COLUMBUS, MS Houses For Sale: Other 8500
signed upon the estate Employer and encour- Bissell carpet cleaner,
of NICK STEVE ages Minority-owned $80. Two sets of black RIVER HOME, nice!
CASTANIS, deceased, Business enterprises Toyota Camry floormats, Commercial Property For Great area in WP.
by the Chancery Court (MBE’s) and Woman- $80. New fabric steam- Rent 7100 Across from water with
of Lowndes County, Mis- owned Business Enter- er, $40. 662-242-2884. access to Tenn-Tom
sissippi, on the 26th prises (WBE’s) to sub- Leave a message. COMMERCIAL PROPER- waterway. 4BR/2BA
day of February, A.D., mit proposals. Artesia TIES/Retail/Office with 2 acres & large
2019. This is to give no- also encourages Sec- STARKVILLE AREA Spaces starting @ screened in room.
tice to all persons hav- tion 3 eligible busi- Habitat for Humanity $285/mo. Downtown & $212,000
ing claims against said nesses to submit pro- ReStore thrift store is East Columbus loca- Call: 662-245-4273 or
estate to Probate and posals. open Saturday, March tions. 662-435-4188. 662-889-1228
Register same with the 16, from 8-11 AM.
Chancery Clerk of PUBLISH: 3/14 & Located at 1632 OFFICE SPACE: 2,000 Lots & Acreage 8600
Lowndes County, Mis- 3/21/2019 Rockhill Road in square feet. 294
sissippi, within ninety Starkville. Come by for Chubby Dr. Flexible leas- 16.9 acres on Self
(90) days from this bargains on furniture, ing terms. Available Creek Rd. 11.3 acres
date. A failure to so Pro- Building & Remodeling 1120 appliances, building now. 662-328-8254 on New Light Rd. (Both
bate and Register said supplies, and more. off of Maben-Sturgis
claim will forever bar the HOME REPAIRS & CON- HISTORIC DOWNTOWN Rd.) $1,500/ac. Call
same. STRUCTION WORK Business Opportunity 6050 Columbus Office, Retail, 662-465-7611, 662-
WANTED. Carpentry, Restaurant Space avail- 418-9096, 662-323-
This the 26th day of small concrete jobs, HISTORIC DOWNTOWN able. Call 662-328- 1237 or 662-418-4176.
February, 2019. electrical, plumbing, Columbus: 411 Main 8655 or 662-574-7879.
roof repairs, pressure St. Office, Retail, Res-
/s/ John L. Castanis washing and mobile taurant Space available. RETAIL SPACE Available SPRING SPECIAL
home roof coating and Call 423-333-1124. in Historic Downtown. 1.95 acre lots.
JOHN L. CASTANIS 404 Main St. 3,000 Good/bad credit.
underpinning. No job
PUBLISH: 2/28, 3/7, & too small. 549-7031. Apts For Rent: Northside 7010 sq. ft. $1,300/mo. 10% down, as low as
Call 662-328-8655 $299/mo. Eaton Land.
3/14/2019
FOX RUN COMPANY LLC or 662-574-7879. 662-361-7711
REQUEST FOR PROPOS- Suggs Construction Co. 1 & 2 BR near hospital.
ALS Building, remodeling, $595-645/mo. Military Houses For Rent: Northside Mobile Homes for Sale 8650
roofing, & home repair. discount offered, pet 7110
The Town of Artesia will Licensed & Bonded. area, pet friendly, and 05' 16X80. 3BR/2BA.
accept sealed propos- 662-242-3471 furnished corporate CHARMING 3BR/3BA Exc. cond. 1.8 ac of
als from qualified firms 662-574-8470 apartments available. home for rent. Hard- land. Ethelsville, AL.
and individuals inter- ON SITE SECURITY. wood floors, granite Brick unpinned, covered
ested in providing engin- ON SITE MAINTENANCE. countertops, central air, front & back porch, car-
eering services for a Tom Hatcher, LLC ON SITE MANAGEMENT. two master suites, port, storage bldg.,
proposed sewer system Custom Construction, 24-HOUR CAMERA basement for storage, backup generator,
improvements project in Restoration, Remodel- SURVEILLANCE. quiet neighborhood. 1 storm cellar, shingle
Artesia, Mississippi. ing, Repair, Insurance Benji @ 662-386-4446 year minimum, roof. 662-364-1208.
The work will be con- claims. 662-364-1769. Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm. $1,295/mo.
structed with funding Licensed & Bonded Sat/Sun by appt only. Call 662-425-3817. Autos For Sale 9150
through the Community
Development Block TONY DOYLE Apts For Rent: Other 7080 06 HYUNDAI ELANTRA,
Grant Programs from CABINETS & gold, 4 door, 4 cyl, 57k
the Mississippi Develop- CONSTRUCTION miles, manual trans,
ment Authority. cold AC. Good cond.
$4200. 662-549-5358.
Engineering Services re-
quired include, but are Campers & RVs 9300
not limited to the follow-
ing: The selected engin- TOMBIGBEE RV Park,
eer will be responsible located on Wilkins Wise
for the preparation of Rd & Waverly Rd. Full
project cost estimates Tile, Hardwood floors, Hookups available.
and engineering reports Cabinets, Vinyl Siding, $300/mo. 662-328-
for application prepara- Painting, Window & 8655 or 662-574-7879.
tion and if awarded, the Door Replacement &
selected engineer will Framing, Remodeling, Five Questions:
provide all engineering Concrete & Roofing.
services through clos- Free Bids

1 Iron Man
eout in accordance with 662-769-0680
federal, state and local

(aka Tony
laws, regulations and
policies. Post applica- General Services 1360
tion engineering re-
sponsibilities include EXPERIENCED CARE-
GIVER in Dementia/Hos-
Stark)
but are not limited to
the following: (1) pre- pice care. Affordable,
pare plans and specific- trustworthy & reliable.
ations, (2) distribute bid
documents, (3) assist in
Home, hospital or nurs-
ing home care. Ref.
2 Parliament
bid opening and pre- avail. 662-574-5181.
pare bid tabulations, (4)
assist in the execution
of construction con- RETAINER WALL, drive-
3 23
tracts, (5) hold precon- way, foundation, con-
struction conference, crete, masonry restora-
and (6) perform con-
struction inspection in-
tion, remodeling, base-
ment foundation, re-
4 Lent
cluding periodic reports pairs, small dump truck
to the town and ap- hauling (5-6 yd) load &
prove all payment re-
quests.
demolition/lot cleaning.
Burr Masonry
5 Spike
Subject to grant awards
662-242-0259. Jonze