SUNDAY | MARCH 25, 2012
1 What was the world’s most
populous city before Tokyo sur-
passed it in the 1960s?
2 Robert Southey became
Britain’s poet laureate in 1813
only because what author of
Rob Roy refused the honor?
3 Because it can be caused by
too much kneeling, what’s the
more common name for
prepatellar bursitis?
4 In what city is Ebenezer
Baptist Church, where Martin
Luther King, Jr., and his father
were pastors?
5 The fiddle-and-guitar folk song
“Ashokan Farewell” became
popular in 1990 when it was
used as the theme for what PBS
Answers, 6D
Monday March 26 through
Saturday April 7
ISpring Pilgrimage: Columbus’ 72nd
Spring Pilgrimage showcases antebel-
lum homes, gardens and churches on
tour, as well as special events including
Tales from the Crypt, a 10K run, the
Mayor’s Unity Breakfast, carriage rides,
double decker bus tours and more. For
additional information, contact the
Columbus Cultural Heritage Foundation
at 800-920-3533 or visit columbus-
Monday, March 26
IPilgrimage kick-off party: The
Columbus Spring Pilgrimage begins with
a kick-off party on the lawn of the
Tennessee Williams Welcome Center at
300 Main St. from 5-8 p.m. Enjoy
shrimp and catfish poboys by Table of
Plenty and live music by The Motions
and Big Joe Shelton. Then catch the
opening night of Tales from the Crypt at
Friendship Cemetery. For more informa-
tion, contact the Columbus Cultural
Heritage Foundation at 800-920-3533.
March 26-28
IPine Grove Arts Festival —
Festivities during East Mississippi
Community College’s annual festival
include an art exhibit kicked off by Big
Joe Shelton at 2 p.m. in Aust Hall on the
Scooba campus March 26, a concert by
the EMCC choir in Stennis Hall March
27 at 7 p.m., and a day of music and
visual artists on the Golden Triangle
(Mayhew) campus March 28 beginning
at 10 a.m. Performers and visual artists
interested in participating may contact
Scott Baine at
R.J. DeLoach
Third grade, Immanuel
Sgt. First Class Jerome Davis
works at the U.S. Army Recruiting
Office on Highway 45 North.
High 79Low 53
Sunny and nice
Full forecast on
page 2A.
Approximately two years ago,
Zachary’s owner Doug Pellum
made a decision to allow smoking
in his downtown eatery, while lim-
iting his patrons to those 21 years
old and above. But starting April
2, Zachary’s, 205 5th St. N, will be
added to the list of non-smoking
establishments in Columbus.
“Basically, everyone has health
concerns and people want to eat
in a place that does not allow
smoking,” Pellum said. “We’ve
lost a lot of our family business
and this seemed like a good time
to bring them back.”
The Columbus City Council
Zachary’s to go
Phase four of the Magnolia Bowl
renovation project, commonly known
as “Clean Sweep,” has been success-
fully completed according to Link’s
Young Professionals President Jason
“We had a great turnout of volun-
teers this year,” Spears said. “We
completed this phase which included
some painting and beautification on
the interior of the stadium.”
The project, which had its roots in
a 2008 Leadership Lowndes County
class, will enter its fifth phase next
spring. Spears said the 2013 Clean
Sweep will be dealing with structural
“We are going to have to raise
some money and get some additional
funding before we start the next
phase,” he said. “We are going to be
working on the bleachers and the
press box. We also plan to get the sta-
dium up to code on handicap accessi-
Kelly Tippett/Dispatch Staff
Abby Malmstrom, LINK member,
helps paint a wall with Columbus Fire
and Rescue at the Magnolia Bowl
Saturday morning. At her right are
Battalion Chief Martin Andrews and
Engineer Fred Hargrove.
Clean Sweep a success
For many visitors, Spring
Pilgrimage is their first glimpse
of Columbus, and organizers are
hoping this year’s 72nd annual
event will inspire newcomers to
fall in love with the city and
remind residents of the rich her-
itage and historic charm with
which the community is graced.
The two-week celebration,
sponsored by the Columbus
Cultural Heritage Foundation
and the Columbus-Lowndes
Convention and Visitors Bureau,
begins Monday and showcases
13 antebellum homes this year. A
complete guide to the dates and
times for the home tours can be
found in our special Pilgrimage
section of today’s Dispatch.
The Spring Pilgrimage will
kick off with tours of two homes
Monday afternoon, followed by a
free concert and block party on
the lawn of the Tennessee
History in a bottle
he search for a wide variety of elu-
sive antiquities has become a hot
trend for cable tele-
vision programmers.
“American Pickers” and
“Dirty Money” are two of
several titles showing
how discarded items can
become valuable com-
modities. Although
cable network cam-
eras weren’t rolling in
Saturday, a small
band of treasure
hunters were
Mike Cothern of Horn Lake began
“treasure hunting” in 1987. About 12
years ago, he changed his focus to dig-
ging for bottles. He and his crew
descended upon Columbus with
hopes of finding some bottles discarded
as far back as the 1850s.
“We think we are going to find some
things dating back to the late 1850s
because of the age of the home,”
Cothern said. “We find druggist bottles,
pharmacist bottles — even old whiskey
The hunt for antiquated bottles
more than
backyard and throwing the bottles in a
trash bag. The prep work for a bottle-
dig can be labor-intensive.
“Before we dig, we use a six-foot
probe rod,” Cothern said. “We use the
rod to find dips in the yard. If you find a
dip, you know you have found some-
thing. Then we start digging. We have
already dug a hole about seven feet
deep — all by hand.”
The group uses old Sandborn maps
for clues on where to probe. Sandborn
maps were originally used by insurance
companies for calculating fire risks in
the late 19th century. The large-for-
mat maps are frequently used
for historical and genealogical
research as they
show all structures
Jeff Clark/Dispatch Staff
Randy Hendrix removes bricks from a “bottle hole” during a search for antique bottles on Saturday. Hendrix was
joined by a crew of bottle hunters from North Mississippi and West Tennessee.
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Luisa Porter/ Dispatch Staff
Cal Lampela, stationed at Columbus Air Force Base, eats a crawfish plate from The Gourmet Garage. His
wife, Carly, reads a Columbus Pilgrimage brouchure while sitting on the tailgate of their truck Saturday
afternoon. Downtown businesses held an open house all day. The 72nd annual Pilgrimage begins Monday.
Luisa Porter/ Dispatch Staff
Katie Pierce helps her 15-month-old son, Sam, walk at Starkville's Greensboro Center during the Historic
Starkvegas 10k/5k Run on Saturday morning. A family fun run and a dog walk were also held as part of
the race.
Luisa Porter/ Dispatch Staff
Staff Sgt. Dan Erbe, from Onalaska, Wy., sings a selection from “The Secret
Garden” at Cook Elementary’s auditorium. The United States Army Field Band &
Soldiers' Chorus performed a double encore concert for an enthusiastic crowd of
approximately 450 Saturday evening.

Public Meeting
The Columbus Historic
Preservation Commission will meet
April 2, 2012,
at City Hall –
Second Floor (Old) Court Room,
at 5:30 p.m.
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Eva C. Smith and family would like to
express their sincere gratitude for kindness
shown on Sunday, March 18, 2012 at North-
side M.B. Church. We are grateful to city,
county officials, church family, and friends
from the Golden Triangle community and
various cities. Thank you for supporting
the appreciation ceremony for “Faithful
Servant for Christ Day.” We are grateful for
your attendance, participation, the shar-
ing of talents, and gifts, your thoughts and
prayers. May your days be filled with peace
and with God’s awesome grace. We will
cherish memories of that magical day.
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Former Hinds Circuit
Judge Bobby
DeLaughter does not
want to appear for a
hearing Monday in
which imprisoned for-
mer attorney Richard
“Dickie” Scruggs
seeks to overturn his
2009 conviction in a
judicial corruption
The Northeast
Mississippi Daily
Journal reports that
DeLaughter filed the
motion Friday in U.S.
District Court in Oxford where the
hearing will be held.
“Not only can he not afford to
miss work and jeopardize his
employment,” states his motion to
get out of the subpoena, “it is not in
his interest to become part of the
media circus this hearing for
Scruggs is likely to attract.”
A judge has not ruled on the
DeLaughter and Scruggs of
Oxford were indicted together in
2009 on federal charges that
Scruggs bribed DeLaughter to rule
in his favor on a legal-fees lawsuit
against Scruggs and others.
Scruggs pleaded guilty to one
count, and DeLaughter pleaded
guilty to obstructing the federal
investigation. Both got prison time
for their pleas.
In the motion to quash,
DeLaughter said all he will do, if
compelled to the witness stand, is
assert his Fifth Amendment right
against self-incrimination.
He also said he’s still serving the
supervised release part of his sen-
“It is incongruous to counsel that
this court would wish to grant such
permission for such a meaningless
appearance,” the motion adds.
Scruggs has argued that the lim-
its imposed by the U.S. Supreme
Court on so-called honest services
fraud mean no juror would today
convict him of the crime to which
he pleaded guilty.
Prosecutors insist it is a crime
that Scruggs said he would recom-
mend DeLaughter to Scruggs’
brother-in-law, then-U.S. Sen. Trent
Lott, for consideration of a federal
DeLaughter asks out of Scruggs hearing
Luisa Porter/ Dispatch Staff
Terr y King relaxes on his swing after a long day at work Friday at his business, King Motor Co. off Highway 45
North, with his dogs, Angel and Cellia.
Man’s best friends
The Associated Press
Santorum won the
Louisiana Republican presi-
dential primary Saturday,
beating front-runner Mitt
Romney in yet another con-
servative Southern state.
Although the victory
gives Santorum bragging
rights, it does not change
the overall dynamics of the
race; the former
Pennsylvania senator still
dramatically lags behind
Romney in the hunt for del-
egates to the GOP’s sum-
mertime nominating con-
Even so, Santorum’s win
underscores a pattern in
the drawn-out race.
The under-funded
under-dog has tended to
win in Bible Belt states that
include Tennessee,
Mississippi and Alabama.
Romney — a deep-pocket-
ed, highly organized for-
mer Massachusetts gover-
nor — has persistently
struggled in such heavily
conservative regions.
Neither candidate was
in the state as Louisiana
Republicans weighed in.
Nor was former House
Speaker Newt Gingrich,
who was trailing in
Santorum beats
Romney in Louisiana
The Associated Press
WA S H -
Former Vice
P r e s i d e n t
Dick Cheney,
a 71-year-old
with a long
history of
lar problems, had a heart
transplant Saturday and is
recovering at a Virginia hos-
pital. Not even Cheney
knows the donor’s identity.
An aide to Cheney dis-
closed the surgery after it
was over, saying that the ex-
vice president, who suf-
fered five heart attacks over
the years, had been waiting
for a transplant for more
than 20 months.
“Although the former
vice president and his fami-
ly do not know the identity
of the donor, they will be
forever grateful for this life-
saving gift,” aide Kara
Ahern said in a written
statement that was authenti-
cated by several of the
Republican politician’s close
More than 3,100
Americans currently are on
the national waiting list for a
heart transplant. Just over
2,300 heart transplants
were performed last year,
according to the United
Network for Organ Sharing.
And 330 people died while
According to UNOS, 332
people over age 65 received
a heart transplant last year.
The majority of transplants
occur in 50- to 64-year-olds.
Cheney was recovering
Saturday night at the inten-
sive care unit of Inova
Fairfax Hospital in Falls
Church, Va., after surgery
earlier in the day.
The odds of survival are
good. More than 70 percent
of heart transplant recipi-
ents live at least five years,
although survival is a bit
lower for people over age
The former vice presi-
dent suffered a heart attack
in 2010, his fifth since the
age of 37.
That same year, he had
surgery to have a small
pump installed to help his
heart keep working.
Called a “left ventricular
assist device,” or LVAD, that
device took over the job of
the heart’s main pumping
chamber, powered by spe-
cial batteries worn in a
fanny pack. It helps a per-
son live a fairly normal life
while awaiting a heart trans-
plant, although some peo-
ple receive it as permanent
therapy. It was one of the
few steps left, short of a
transplant, to stay alive in
the face of what he acknowl-
edged was “increasing con-
gestive heart failure.”
In January 2011, Cheney
said he was getting by on
the battery-powered heart
pump, which made it “awk-
ward to walk around.” He
also said he hadn’t made a
decision yet on a transplant,
but that “the technology is
getting better and better.”
Cheney said then that
he’d “have to make a deci-
sion at some point whether
I want to go for a trans-
By that point, Cheney
had been dealing with car-
diovascular problems for
more than two decades.
In 1988, he had had
quadruple bypass surgery,
and had two artery-clearing
angioplasties and the opera-
tion to implant a pacemaker,
a device that monitored his
In 2005, Cheney had six
hours of surgery on his legs
to repair a kind of
aneurysm, and in March
2007, doctors discovered
deep venous thrombosis in
his left lower leg. An ultra-
sound a month later
showed the clot was getting
In July 2007, he had had
a minor surgical procedure
to replace the pacemaker.
Cheney served as for-
mer President George W.
Bush’s vice president for
eight years, from 2001 until
2009. Cheney was a light-
ning rod for criticism dur-
ing Bush’s presidency,
accused by opponents of
often advocating a belliger-
ent U.S. stance in world
affairs during wars in Iraq
and Afghanistan.
Aide says Cheney had heart transplant
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4A SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 2012
George Coleman Jr. grew
up hunting quail. His father,
George Sr., worked for
Johnson Tombigbee
Furniture, and at times Junior
would hunt with the sons of
his father’s boss, Reau and
Scott Berry.
Often they would hunt in
Sandyland, a sprinkling of
small houses and trailers
along a road of the same
name in northeast Noxubee
County not far from
Pickensville, Ala.
If you’ve ever seen a well-trained bird dog at work,
you will understand George’s love of quail hunting. If
you haven’t, it’s probably no use trying to describe it.
It’s one of those sights that can make the hair on the
back of your neck stand up.
“It’s a beautiful thing to see, a trained bird dog
working at his fully best,” says George.
About 30 years ago a man named Lester gave
George a bird dog, a German shorthair. George
named the dog Junior, for himself. Though Junior
wasn’t the only name George had to choose from.
While at East Mississippi Junior College on a football
scholarship, he acquired the nickname “Chicken
George,” from the character on “Roots,” the TV minis-
eries that aired the year he entered college. Over
time “Chicken George” became “Chickenman.”
As for Junior, he turned out to be a good bird dog.
“He knew what I wanted to do,” says George. “He
was not hard to train.”
Junior, George and I happened to converge in
Sandyland on a fall day in 1981. I’d had a flat tire in
front a small grocery store/beer joint called Betty’s
Place. Blues aficionados know Betty’s, where the late
bluesman Willie King was the house band.
I was in no hurry to change the tire. Someone had
offered me a mess of greens and helped me pick
them. About the time I got around to the tire, a husky
man in a pickup stopped to ask if I needed help. In
the back of the truck he had a large wooden crate he
used as a dog cage. Painted on the side of the box
was “The Chickenman’s Dog, Columbus, Miss.”
We fixed the tire in short order, and George asked
if I would take a picture of his dog. He got Junior out
of the box and held his tail as Junior struck a pose.
The resulting picture shows Junior in a cautious
though compliant stance in the back of George’s
truck, the box with George’s lettering behind him. As
for George, all you can see is the edge of his plaid
shirt, a whistle and one eye.
After his college and football career at EMJC and
then Bluefield State in West Virginia, George drove
an 18-wheeler. He hunted quail every chance he got.
On a hunt in Ethelsville, Ala., he met Oscar Jones a
renowned quail hunter and dog trainer from Kansas
City, Mo.
Jones took a liking to the gregarious Coleman and
told him if he would come to Kansas City, he would
give him a dog.
As it happened, the Chickenman ended up in K.C.
in his 18-wheeler and took up Oscar Jones on his
offer. Junior #2, a pointer, exceeded his predecessor.
“You couldn’t ask for no more,” Coleman said of
the second Junior. “I’ve eaten a lot of quail I’ve killed
behind that dog.”
After 20 years on the road, Coleman gave up driv-
ing to take a job as a policeman in Brooksville, a posi-
tion he held for 10 years.
Coyotes and increased farming have taken their
toll on the quail population, but George still hunts
rabbit and deer.
For a recent exhibition at the Rosenzweig Arts
Center of my photographs taken during that time, we
had posters made. One of them featured the image of
George and Junior. Geraldine Jones attended the
show and recognized some of the people in the photo-
graphs, including the Chickenman and his dog.
Geraldine told me she would have George get in
touch with me.
Friday George stopped by The Dispatch. We
talked, and I signed two posters, one for him and one
for his mother. A small thank you for a lovely photo-
graph and for helping a stranger change a flat tire 30
years ago.
Birney Imes is the publisher of The Commercial
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A rose to the
recipients of Main
Street Columbus
2011 Design
Awards. Announced
at the group’s annual meeting
Thursday, the award recognizes
outstanding projects within the
historic downtown area.
Recipients this year include
Mitchener, Stacy and
Associates, Huck’s Place, River
Ridge Condominiums and the
Columbus-Lowndes Convention
and Visitors Bureau. It’s one
thing for locals to sing praises
of the preservation efforts by
downtown building owners, but
we’re not the only ones.
Downtown Columbus is often
cited by developers and preser-
vationists as a shining example
of what can be accomplished
with a downtown blessed with
historic architecture.
A rose to the
city’s Public Works
department, which
has been hard at it
readying the town
for this week’s influx of visitors.
Little things can color a visi-
tor’s impression of a place. The
week ahead may present an
opportunity to extend a kind-
ness to a stranger. That
encounter may well be the
most enduring impression that
visitor will take home. Make it
count, this and every week.
Well-kept public grounds indi-
cate a sense of pride and atten-
tion to detail. If you see any lit-
ter treat it as though it were on
your property. Pick it up and
dispose of it.
A thorn to those
responsible for the
banners at the foot
of River Hill adver-
tising coming
events. The sagging banners —
more befitting a traveling carni-
val than a town interested pro-
jecting a favorable impression
—present a shabby first
impression of Columbus.
Nothing against the events the
banners advertise — they are
both worthy causes —but it
seems all with the expense and
effort we make to beautify the
city, we shouldn’t negate it with
this slipshod display.
A rose to John
Bean and the
Exchange Club.
Bean was the recipi-
ent Thursday of the club’s
Book of Golden Deeds award,
which recognizes those who
have made substantial and
often unheralded contributions
to the city. Congratulations to
Bean and thanks to the club for
championing community
involvement since 1972 when it
first began giving the award.
Another rose for
the Link Young
Professionals for
their Saturday clean-
up of Magnolia
Bowl. The group plans to take
on the playgrounds at Fairview
Elementary and West Lowndes
Elementary this summer. LYP
board members deserving a
special thanks are Shasta Dodd,
Jason Sharp, Scott Colom,
Christina Berry, Kathy West,
Meagan Coughlin, Macaulay
Whitaker, Josh Hartley, Shana
Sullivan, Will Reedy, Renee
Reedy and Jason Spears.
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Roses and thorns
The Chickenman
and his dogs
Birney Imes
Many W alums will
read the above title and
say “but the centennial
wasn’t that long ago.”
Well, it wasn’t but it
was. If all that seems
confusing, it really
isn’t. MUW opened as
the Industrial Institute
and College in 1885.
However, it was not a
totally new school as it
evolved out of the 1847
Columbus Female
Institute which closed in
1884 so that it could be transferred
to the state and reopen as a state
“girls college” the next year. That
would make The W a year older
than Ole Miss.
Although The W does not claim
back to the Columbus Female
Institute, you could make a strong
case for doing so. Auburn
University in Alabama claims its
beginnings go back to East
Alabama Male College, a
Methodist school established in
1856. That is a precedent that The
Wcould follow with the older
Columbus Female Institute whose
buildings and grounds became the
new school.
On Friday Sam Kaye and I were
sitting around discussing the little
recognized role of The Columbus
Female Institute in the origins of
The W. The Columbus Female
Institute was established under
the initiative of Colonel A. A.
Kincannon on May 15, 1847, and
its constitution approved a week
later. Its charter was approved by
the state legislature on March 4,
I have heard it said The
Columbus Female Institute was
not a real college. The school actu-
ally had both a preparatory depart-
ment and a collegiate department.
Look at the curriculum put in
place by the school’s board of
trustees and that belief doesn’t
hold. Their minutes reflect the fol-
lowing courses of study were
required for students in the colle-
giate area: “reading, analysis, pen-
manship, analytical orthography,
arithmetic, geography, history,
English grammar, com-
position, Latin, Greek,
botany, algebra, rheto-
ric, geometry,
trigonometry, muorolo-
gy, zoology, natural phi-
losophy, intellectual
philosophy, moral phi-
losophy, evidence of
Christianity, logic,
chemistry, physiology,
bookkeeping and
English literature.”
That was at the time a
college and not a
preparatory curriculum.
The interest by the trustees in
making the school a state women’s
college was not a sudden venture
and parallels the push for better
women’s educational opportunities
in Mississippi. In 1856 Sallie
Reneau began a drive to improve
women’s education and began
working toward the establishment
of a state female college. She was
not successful but laid the ground-
work for future efforts. Annie
Peyton assumed a leading role in
the cause and after years of strug-
gle, finally got a positive response
from the legislature.
On June 17, 1872, trustees of
the Columbus Female Institute
met with Chancellor Lyon of the
University of Mississippi and
decided to offer its campus as the
female division of the State
University. However, the legisla-
ture failed to act on the offer.
Mindful of its role, the Female
Institute in 1878 rejected a sug-
gestion to offer its campus to the
proposed A & M College (Miss
On March 12, 1884, the efforts
begun years before by Sallie
Reneau and continued by Annie
Peyton paid off as the state legisla-
ture established the Industrial
Institute and College for the edu-
cation of girls “in the arts and sci-
ences.” The trustees of the
Columbus Female Institute took
an active role in the legislative
efforts. The legislature had begun
considering a bill establishing a
state female college in February of
1884 and on Feb. 15, the trustees
began taking the steps necessary
to enable the campus to be donat-
ed the state.
The trustees’ plan called for the
stockholders of the school to sell it
to persons who would then donate
the school and campus to the
state. On March 15, a committee
was sent to Jackson by the
trustees with authority to do what
was needed to secure Columbus
as the location of the state female
college. On June 19, 1884, after the
trustees had published notice of a
public sale, James Sykes, Charles
Locke and James Bell bought The
Columbus Female Institute. They
paid $100 for the school property
so that it could then be legally
donated to the state.
The Columbus offer was accept-
ed and the state then added a
clock tower to the belfry on “Old
Main” (now Callaway Hall) and
built the Orr Building next door.
In addition, Moore Hall where
Whitfield Hall is now located and
the other buildings of the former
Columbus Female Institute were
reused. In October 1885 The
Industrial Institute and College
opened its first session at what the
year before had been The
Columbus Female Institute.
The establishment of a state
female college made national news
and was the subject of an illustrat-
ed article in Frank Leslie’s
Illustrated Newspaper of New York
on July 4, 1885. The paper report-
ed that the grounds and buildings
acquired for the college “... will be
one of, if not the most capacious
and imposing buildings for the
purpose in the country.” The
account concluded by saying; “In
this Institute and College,
Mississippi has set an example
which we hope to see followed by
other states, until our girls every-
where can gain such an education
as will fit them for the practical
and profitable employments of
Rufus Ward is a local historian.
Email your questions about local
history to him at
The W, 165 years of quality
women’s education
Rufus Ward

LOW, Miss. -- Mary
Grace, whose name
fits, has been com-
ing to this old
house since she
had baby teeth and
wore clothes her
mother chose.
She’s headed to
Ole Miss in the fall,
with her blond
good looks, lithe
and long legs and
academic scholar-
ship. I find it hard to believe.
Just yesterday this kid used to play in
my branch, or eat hot dogs on the porch
while the grownups solved the world’s
problems. She has slept on quilts on the
floor here, or fallen asleep in her father’s
lap as Christmas carols evolved into late-
night rock and roll.
She turned out exceedingly well, despite
my occasional influence.
Last fall Mary Grace told me about a
high-school senior project she wanted to
tackle. She was to participate in National
Novel Writing Month, something devised
to promote literacy among teens. Sounded
good so far.
The goal was to write 50,000 words in
one month, roughly 1,667 words per day. If
you don’t think that’s a lot of words, try it
one day. Then try it again the next day.
This wasn’t to be written in that pidgin
Latin that teens use to text, either, but cor-
rect language and complete sentences.
I assumed this typing frenzy was to
demonstrate that if you sit down and put
your mind to it, you’ll eventually have a
book-length manuscript, if not a book.
I struggle with my few hundred words
per week, so initially I had my doubts. But
Mary Grace’s email explaining her project
had a postscript: “I already have over
16,000 words written.”
At first I thought this was unrealistic,
writing anything that long and so quickly
that made any kind of sense. Then I
remembered Ernest Hemingway wrote the
first draft of “The Sun Also Rises” in eight
weeks, and it was 60,000 well-chosen
Mary Grace already had her idea, too,
which for anyone -- Hemingway to
Harlequin -- is the hard part. Three adult
women who haven’t seen one another in
the 30 years since high school have a
reunion. The tension necessary for a good
plot is built into that situation, trust me.
So I agreed to be her “mentor,” using
the term loosely. This girl did not need my
help. She had an idea, lots of jumping-of f
words and the discipline of a Carthusian
She finished. Of course she did. I have
seen a small part of it. The fictional dia-
logue was better than anything I could
have done. I know, because I’ve tried to
write dialogue. It’s difficult.
I think the main lesson here was that if
you sit down to task every day, eventually
your work will be done. If your routine is
constant, it might be done more quickly
than you'd expect. In other words, Rome
wasn't built in a day.
It’s one lesson I learned from this young
woman’s effort. Another: Young people
don't know some things are nigh impossi-
ble, so they succeed.
We finished up our mentor-student rela-
tionship on the same porch where Mary
Grace and her brother Patrick used to
romp with my big yellow dog. Mary Grace
had to interview me.
What’s the hardest part of writing for
you, she asked in an official voice. Getting
started, I said.
Second hardest thing? Finishing.
Rheta Grimsley Johnson is a nationally
syndicated columnist who lives near Iuka.
Rheta Johnson
Atlanta has always prided
itself on its forward-looking per-
spective. As one business leader
put it in the late 1980s, “Atlanta
is a city of the future, not the
past.” Today, however, Atlanta’s
past is ensnaring it in a nasty
conflict over water — a kind of
fight that’s likely to be more
common in the future.
Atlanta developed as a rail-
road hub. Since railroads tended
to be built on ridges, the city
wound up at a place where sev-
eral ridges intersected, “on the
drainage divide between the
Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of
Mexico,” according to the U.S.
Geological Survey. As a result, it
is the largest city in the United
States that is not near a major
body of water.
Forty miles northeast, how-
ever, lies Lake Lanier, created in
the 1950s when the Army Corps
of Engineers built the Buford
Dam. As chronicled in “The Big
Thirst,” by Charles Fishman,
Atlanta refused to finance the
dam —partly because, at the
time, it wasn’t clear the city
would ever need water from
Lake Lanier. As Atlanta grew, its
need for water from the lake
became increasingly obvious.
In 1989, the Corps of
Engineers recommended that
20 percent of the water used for
hydropower be diverted to
Atlanta’s water supply. And
therein began a war known as
the tri-state water dispute.
Alabama and Florida filed
suit against Georgia and the
Corps in 1990, arguing that
diverting water to Atlanta was
environmentally harmful and
economically problematic, and
that in any case it required con-
gressional approval. As Alyssa
Lathrop chronicles in an article
in the Florida State University
Law Review, the three states
tried throughout the 1990s to
reach an agreement, but their
efforts finally collapsed in 2003.
In 2009, a U.S. district judge
ruled in favor of Alabama and
Florida. He gave Atlanta a three-
year grace period during which
it could continue to draw water
from Lake Lanier — but
ordered that by July of this year,
it could no longer do so unless
Georgia reached an agreement
with the other two states.
Atlanta currently obtains about
three-quarters of its water from
Lanier and has no plausible
alternative source, so the
judge’s order set the clock for a
Before we could see how that
would play out, however, the
11th Circuit District Court of
Appeals reversed the lower
court’s decision — thus lifting
the deadline for Atlanta.
Alabama and Florida are appeal-
ing to the Supreme Court, but
it’s not certain that the court will
accept their appeal. So, crisis
averted, at least for now — and
in this case.
This type of dispute is likely
to become more common,
though, as local water shortages
multiply around the country.
Once again, Atlanta is living up
to its reputation as a city of the
As Deane Dray and other col-
leagues of mine at Citigroup
have written, “There is an alarm-
ing global supply-demand imbal-
ance, worsened by pollution and
draining of underground
aquifers reducing the available
fresh water supply.” The mas-
sive Ogallala aquifer under the
Great Plains, for example, is pro-
jected to run dry in two to three
decades given recent withdrawal
rates. Similarly, in the past two
decades, groundwater resources
in Great Lakes communities like
Chicago and Milwaukee have
fallen by 1,000 feet.
Our aging water pipes are
another challenge. The U.S. has
roughly 700,000 miles of these
pipes, and most are more than
60 years old. Substantial invest-
ment is needed to fix or replace
them. Keep in mind that pipes
account for about 70 percent of
the cost of a water system.
So what can we do to pre-
serve our access to fresh drink-
ing water? One major need, as I
have written about previously, is
to address the pricing problem.
The typical American uses 100
gallons of water per day, but in
most places, prices aren’t ade-
quately adjusted to usage.
Prices that reflected usage
would not only raise more
money for addressing emerging
water issues but also help raise
everyone’s awareness of them.
Today’s low interest rates
offer an ideal situation in which
to finance investment in new or
replacement pipes. We also need
to invest in new technology —
from desalination to strategies
for water reuse.
There’s no reason to wait
passively for the next water bat-
tle. Even before hearing from
the Supreme Court, let’s look at
the Lake Lanier story as a spur
to aggressive action on our
water problems.
Peter Orszag is vice chairman
of global banking at Citigroup
and a former director of the
Office of Management and
Budget in the Obama adminis-
- As the sun rises and
dabs Caesars Palace
with morning rouge,
irony struts down the
strip of casinos, shops
and nightclubs.
What better place
to contemplate mod-
eration, the topic of a
panel and my purpose
for being here, than
in the epicenter of
human excess? The
Black Mountain
Institute (at the
University of Nevada,
Las Vegas) posed this
question to a panel of
three, which also
included Norm
Ornstein of the
American Enterprise
Institute and Fox
News’ Juan Williams:
“Is moderation possi-
ble in American poli-
The implied con-
sensus would seem to
be: Probably not. Or
at least not without
massive reforms
and/or a renaissance
of civic duty. The hyper-partisan-
ship we at least say we love to
hate isn’t likely to recede, given
the rewards.
Although the discussion was
aimed at politics, the question
can’t be considered without also
contemplating the broader cul-
ture. Conveniently, the Vegas
strip provides an apt metaphor for
both the culture and the political
medium. Call it the American Id-
eology: Ids all the way, super-
sized. We are, in a word, immod-
This was not always so. Once
upon a time, moderation in all
things was the maxim by which
most people tried to live their
lives. Today moderation is merely
boring. Extreme is the virtue of
the cool, as well as of a populace
whose attention span compares
favorably to a gnat’s. Judging
from the girths ambling along
America’s sidewalks,
few appetites go
Likewise in the
political realm, pas-
sions roam unbridled.
By saner standards,
what would be readily
identified as fanati-
cism is considered
conviction, while
resistance to compro-
mise is allegiance to
principle. In an envi-
ronment where talk
radio and cable TV
set the tone of dis-
course, dispassion
and facts give way to
heat and opinion. In
the policy arena,
moral principle
morphs into purity
tests for politicians,
and moderates run
for the hills.
Such does not
bode well for a nation
in trouble. What we
need are calm voices
and pragmatic minds.
Instead, we have
fewer people self-
identifying as moder-
ate, down from 40 percent to 35
percent in the past 10 years. Yet,
stop people on the street and
they’ll tell you they’re sick of the
partisanship and gridlock. They
want Washington to reformitself.
But do they really?
I’m not so sure. Meanwhile,
mightn't we cast an eye inward?
Yes, there are substantive
changes that might alleviate the
partisan nature of our political
arena. Campaign finance reform
was one such effort, though in its
place we got a more damaging
mechanism for corruption, the
now-benighted super PACs.
Ornstein suggested another radi-
cal idea -- making voter turnout
mandatory, which would dilute
the impact of special interests and
advertising. He quickly pointed
out that this will never happen in
a country that hates all things
mandatory. Thus, we might look
deeper at the causes of our
immoderate natures and see
where voluntary, individual
adjustments might be made.
First, we must recognize mod-
eration once again as a virtue,
both in our public and private
lives. Those who shun political
moderation view its practitioners
as traitors to some higher cause,
spineless and weak. Many
Republicans cheered Olympia
Snowe's announcement that she
would retire from the U.S.
Senate. What use was a moderate
voice to the hard-right agenda?
But the shunners are some-
thing worse than spineless or
weak. They are incurious and, by
the rigidity of their convictions,
lacking in imagination. Want bor-
ing? Talk to someone enamored
of his own certitude.
Moderation isn’t an endpoint
or even a center point, necessari-
ly. Rather than a template, it is an
approach, a tone, a cock of the
head, an open mind, a willing ear,
an unjaundiced eye. A moderate
wonders what other facts might
be brought to bear. A moderate
figures we're in this together and
believes that a meeting of minds
is not tantamount to surrender.
Perhaps the nation gets what it
deserves, but I’d rather think not.
One young woman in our audi-
ence identified herself as a millen-
nial and wondered why her gen-
eration should bother to vote.
Because! I wanted to shout, you
don’t get to complain about the
state of affairs if you don’t partici-
pate in the process. Because it is
your civic duty.
But I would have been shout-
ing at the wrong person. She was,
after all, in attendance and cared
enough to pose a sincere ques-
tion. She was by her presence
exactly what civic duty demands.
I would further submit that civic
duty also demands moderation.
To answer the panel’s ques-
tion, moderation isn't only possi-
ble, it is crucial.
Kathleen Parker’s email
address is kathleenparker@wash-
What we need are
calm voices and
pragmatic minds.
Instead, we have
fewer people self-
identifying as
moderate, down
from 40 percent
to 35 percent in
the past 10 years.
Kathleen Parker
child is full
of grace
Atlanta’s water war first in a gathering flood
Our aging water pipes are
another challenge. The
U.S. has roughly 700,000
miles of these pipes, and
most are more than 60
years old.
Moderately speaking

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Spears said an elec-
tronic recycling project
held March 23 was also
well supported.
“We were able to col-
lect eight or nine pallets
of electronic waste such
as old cell phones and
DVD players,” he said.
“We ended up receiving
25,000 pounds of elec-
With hundreds of
volunteers on hand for
the clean up, Spears
said the program was
successful because of
those who donated their
“I want to thank all of
our volunteers — espe-
cially the Columbus
Fire Department,
Project Lace Up from
Columbus Middle
School and the volun-
teers from Columbus
High School,” Spears
said. “We also couldn’t
do this without help
from the Community
Pillars program.”
Kelly Tippett/Dispatch Staff
Columbus Fire and Rescue Captain Junior Lancaster
helps paint a wall at the Magnolia Bowl Saturday morn-
Continued from Page 1A
Williams Welcome Center
downtown. The Motions, a
young Columbus rock
band fronted by 21-year-
old Toby Hartleroad, will
perform at 5 p.m., fol-
lowed by Big Joe Shelton
and the Black Prairie
Blues Ambassadors at 6
Attendees can bring
lawn chairs and blankets
and may purchase catfish
or shrimp po’boys for $7.
“Tales from the Crypt”
will be held at Friendship
Cemetery from 7 p.m. to
10 p.m. Students from the
Mississippi School for
Mathematics and Science
will offer interpretive per-
formances spotlighting
the lives of Columbus res-
idents interred at the
cemetery. Tickets will be
$4 for adults and $2 for
“It’s going to be a fun,
fun day,” Columbus-
Lowndes Convention and
Visitors Bureau Executive
Director Nancy Carpenter
said of Monday’s tour
opening. “I think this will
be one of our grandest
kickoff parties.”
This year’s Pilgrimage
will feature several new
events, including a cham-
pagne and dessert party
April 6 at 6 p.m. at
Shadowlawn, an 1848
Greek Revival mansion.
There will also be a 10K
run and a 1-mile fun run
with Columbus Fire and
Rescue firefighters begin-
ning at 8 a.m. at the
Tennessee Williams
Welcome Center. New
artists and craftsmen will
exhibit period wares
Saturday, and Oxford
author Neil White will
make his first appearance
in Columbus April 7 to
sign his latest book.
Perennial favorites,
including double-decker
bus rides and bus rides,
will be offered as well.
Carpenter said the CVB
has been inundated with
calls from across the
nation this week, and
some tour groups have
already arrived. The
Spring Pilgrimage offers a
little of something for
everyone, she said, even
people who have attended
it previously or are native
Columbus residents.
“It’s a good time for us
to showcase our city at a
beautiful time of year,” she
said. “There are so many
elements to Pilgrimage.
It’s so much more than
visiting antebellum
homes. So many of us take
for granted the architec-
ture in our town and the
beautiful Main Street. Our
city always looks beauti-
ful, and it’s just so gor-
geous right now.”
Tickets for each of the
five home tours are $18
per tour for adults, $16 for
military or people 60-
years-old or older and $10
for children. Groups of
more than 20 people will
receive a 10 percent dis-
count, and those who want
to tour all the homes can
purchase five tours for the
price of four.
For more information,
see today’s special section
of the Dispatch, call 1-800-
327-2686 or visit colum-
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outlawed smoking in all
enclosed public areas in
January 2010. The ordi-
nance did have a loophole
allowing smoking in places
deemed a private club with
an age restriction of 21 and
over. Pellum said more
than half of his clientele
were smokers and he felt
the adult club route was
best for his business when
the smoking ban was
“We went with it and it
worked — for a while,” he
said. “It really started to
hurt us at lunch. We start-
ed out as a restaurant but
then we became known as
a bar. We are just trying to
be a restaurant again.
Pellum said enforcing
the non-smoking ordi-
nance will be the best
thing for all of his cus-
“As of April 2, anyone of
any age will be welcome to
dine with us at Zachary’s,”
Pellum said. “We want to
welcome back our old
friends and get more fami-
lies coming in. We will be
rolling out a new menu and
we will have specials all
month long in attempt to
bring back our old cus-
tomers and attract some
new ones. If people still
want to smoke, they are
welcome to do so on our
With Zachary’s placing
the ban on smoking inside
its walls, Sey’s Lounge,
1401 Old Aberdeen Rd.,
will remain the city’s last
private club where patrons
are allowed to smoke.
Sey’s co-owner Clyde
Rhea could not be reached
for comment.
Continued from Page 1A
on the property.
Cothern said he came to
Columbus on the recom-
mendation of local antique
bottle enthusiast Perry
“I’ve been digging for
bottles myself for a while,”
Hendrix said. “I met these
guys at an antique shack
and we’ve communicated
and become friends. I
brought them to Columbus
because of the large num-
ber of antebellum homes.
This is the equivalent of
having a specialist on site
with you.”
After spending Friday
scouting homes, Cothern,
Hendrix and two others
decided on 419 Third St. N,
which is rented by Melanie
McGee Denny.
“I chose to talk with
(Perry Hendrix) and I
thought this would be
something interesting to
do,” Denny said. “I hope it
will help preserve the her-
itage of the community.”
Hendrix said the house
was chosen because of the
location of the property’s
former outhouse.
“When you are digging,
you are trying to find the
privy or old outhouse,”
Hendrix said. “This is
where you find the bottles
—in the old privies. People
in the 1800s would throw
trash in the privy. You also
find whiskey bottles,
because people would
sneak off to the outhouse
for a drink. But finding a
privy is not easy.”
Although the crew had
only uncovered a layer of
pre-Civil War bricks by
Saturday afternoon,
Cothern was optimistic
about his possible haul.
“This was a convales-
cent home, and then it was
a funeral home, so I think
we will find some good
pieces,” he said. “On a
good day and on a hole dat-
ing 1850-1860s, we can find
several hundred bottles.”
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Sid Caradine, dressed in period costume, gives a tour of the Amzi Love Home April
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Pilgrimage, which begins Monday.
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effort to bring broadband access to
more rural areas in Mississippi. AT&T
Mississippi President Mayo Flynt tells the
Clarion-Ledger that the program will tar-
get mainly poor and rural areas where
broadband is not available. Flynt says that
by the end of the year, the company hopes
to bring broadband to more than 30,000
additional households in 170-plus commu-
nities throughout its statewide service net-
work. The money comes from the Federal
Communications Commission’s Universal
Service Fund, which last year was altered
to emphasize greater broadband availabili-
ty as opposed to its previous focus on
voice-based service.
Two people remained in the Marshall
County jail Saturday after they were
arrested on an Amber Alert from
Georgia. Marshall County deputies and
the Mississippi Highway Patrol arrested
the two Friday. Georgia authorities issued
the alert after the eight-month-old baby
went missing from his home in Dodge
County, Ga., on Thursday. Authorities say
the vehicle with the couple and the baby
was pulled over Friday on U.S. Highway
78 near the Red Banks exit in north
Mississippi. The baby was not harmed.
Authorities arrested the child’s 20-year-old
mother, Taylor Nicole Maskill, and her
boyfriend, 47-year-old Johnny Douglas
The Mississippi Supreme Court has
upheld its decision to throw out a
$3.72 million jury award against
Trustmark National Bank in a lawsuit
brought by a construction firm. The
Clarion-Ledger reports that the construc-
tion company had accused the bank of
improperly giving the state $1 million from
the firm’s account. In 2009, A Hinds
County Circuit Court jury returned the
award in favor of Roxco Ltd. in a breach-of-
contract lawsuit. The state Supreme Court
initially threw out the verdict in
December. On Thursday, the justices
denied the company’s request to review
the case again. The case centered on
whether Roxco defaulted on four state
projects totaling $36.6 million. Roxco
maintains it didn’t.

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investigators believe the
U.S. soldier accused of
killing 17 Afghan civilians
split the slaughter into two
episodes, returning to his
base after the first attack
and later slipping away to
kill again, two American
officials said Saturday.
This scenario seems to
support the U.S. govern-
ment’s assertion — con-
tested by some Afghans —
that the killings were done
by one person, since they
would have been perpetrat-
ed over a longer period of
time than assumed when
Army Staf f Sgt. Robert
Bales was detained March
11 outside his base in
southern Afghanistan.
But it also raises new
questions about how
Bales, who was formally
charged Friday with 17
counts of premeditated
murder and other crimes,
could have carried out the
nighttime attacks without
drawing attention from any
Americans on the
Kandahar province base.
The two American offi-
cials who disclosed the
investigators’ finding
spoke on condition of
anonymity because the
politically sensitive probe
is ongoing.
Many details about the
killings, including a possi-
ble motive, have not been
made public. The docu-
ments released by the U.S.
military Friday in connec-
tion with the murder
charges do not include a
timeline or a narrative of
what is alleged to have
Bales, 38, is accused of
killing nine Afghan chil-
dren and eight adults. The
bodies were found in
Balandi and Alkozai vil-
lages — one north and one
south of the base, in
Kandahar’s Panjwai dis-
Bales also was charged
with six counts of attempt-
ed murder and six counts
of assault in the same
U.S. investigators now
believe that Bales walked
off his base that night and
killed several people in
one of the villages, then
went back to the base.
The American of ficials,
who are privy to some
details of the investiga-
tion, said they do not
know why Bales returned,
how long he stayed or
what he did while there.
He then slipped off the
base a second time and
killed civilians in the sec-
ond village before again
heading back toward the
base. It was while he was
returning the second time
that a U.S. military search
party spotted him. He is
reported to have surren-
dered without a struggle.
Bales is being held in a
militar y prison at Fort
Leavenworth, Kan.
There have been previ-
ous suggestions that
Bales could have returned
to base after the first set
of shootings, but the
American of ficials who
spoke to The Associated
Press on Saturday provid-
ed the first official disclo-
sure that U.S. investiga-
tors have come to this
US says soldier
split killing spree
Associated Press
Greiner’s election to the Utah
Senate caused his firing as
Ogden police chief. Philadelphia
transit cop Matthew Arlen was
barred from a local school board
race in Pennsylvania. And New
York state port official Terrence
Hurley was knocked out of a
county race.
All were blindsided by a 1939
law that prohibits federal
employees from running in parti-
san elections but also places the
same restriction on state and
local government workers
whose jobs are connected to fed-
eral dollars.
Three committee chairmen in
the Senate and one in the House
say it’s time to update the Hatch
Act. Bills in both houses still
would prohibit federal employ-
ees from participating in parti-
san political activities, while end-
ing federal prohibitions on state
and local government employees
seeking elected office.
The changes are enthusiasti-
cally supported by the Office of
Special Counsel, the federal
agency that enforces the Hatch
“Fixing this broken law will
cost taxpayers nothing and will
demonstrate respect for the
independence of state and local
elections,” said Carolyn Lerner,
who runs the office.
The law is named for its
author, the late Sen. Carl Atwood
Hatch, a Democrat from New
Mexico who served from 1933 to
1949. It was aimed at ending
patronage abuses on
Depression-era public works
projects — where people were
sometimes coerced to work in a
campaign as a condition for get-
ting a job, or had to kick back a
portion of their pay as a political
Kristin DiCenso, an Illinois
state worker, said the law pre-
vented her from running for a
court clerk’s position last year
because part of her salary was
paid with federal money and
because she supervised depart-
ments that received federal
“When someone is ‘hatched
out,’ it’s like a bad word,” said
the 40-year-old single mother. “I
was utterly deflated. It’s insani-
Arlen, the policeman whose
partner is an explosives detec-
tion dog trained with federal
money, said, “How much influ-
ence can my dog have over what
I could do on the school board?”
Lawmakers, US agency favor Hatch Act changes

The Associated Press
BOSTON — The Ohio
State University men’s bas-
ketball coach Thad Matta
sized up his team in the mid-
dle of the season and had it
figured for a first-weekend
loss when the NCAA tourna-
ment came around.
He has never been so
happy to be wrong.
Jared Sullinger recovered
from first-half foul trouble to
score 19 points and grab
seven rebounds, helping
Ohio State beat top-seeded
Syracuse University 77-70 on
Saturday to advance to the
Final Four. The second-seed-
ed Buckeyes will play the
winner of today’s Midwest
Regional final between North
Carolina and Kansas.
Deshaun Thomas scored
14 with nine rebounds for
Ohio State (31-7), which led
by eight points with 59 sec-
onds to play and held on after
the Orange cut it to three.
The Buckeyes made 13 of 14
free throws in the final 68
seconds and 31 of 42 from
the line in all.
The Buckeyes are making
their first trip to the Final
Four since 2007, when they
lost in the national champi-
onship game to Florida.
Brandon Triche scored 15
points and Baye Keita had 10
STARKVILLE — Momentum is the next day’s
starting pitcher.
The No. 3 University of Arkansas baseball team
proved Saturday afternon that theory fits as sopho-
more right-handed pitcher Ryne Stanek guided his
team to an 8-0 victory against Mississippi State in
front of a crowd of 4,554 at Dudy Noble Field.
“We got whipped in every phase of the game
(Friday) night, and I think he took it as a personal
challenge to even this series out,” Arkansas coach
Dave Van Horn said. “Stanek was just outstanding,
and people think he’s a power guy, but his best
quality is the ability to throw strikes.”
Stanek (6-0) helped Arkansas (21-3, 4-1
Southeastern Conference) deny MSU (16-8, 2-3) its
first series victory between the teams since 2008.
The 6-foot-4 right-hander allowed just two hits and
struck out six in a 107-pitch effort in 6 2/3 innings.
During a stretch in the middle innings when the
Razorbacks jumped all over relief pitchers, Stanek
retired 10 of 12 batters and didn’t allow a runner
past second base.
“It’s all about confidence and being more solid
mechanical for me,” Stanek said. “I know I can
come out here now and compete with the best
teams in the country.”
Stanek showed why the Seattle Mariners made
him a third-round pick two years ago. The project-
ed first-round prospect in the 2013 Major League
Baseball draft showcased four quality pitches (a 93-
to-97-mph fastball, an 81-83 mph curveball, an 85-86
mph slider, and an improved 84-86 mph changeup)
and played a part in MSU’s first shutout in 54
games dating back to an 18-0 loss to the University
of Florida on April 9, 2011.
“It was just big to come out and try to kill all the
momentum they had and take it our way,” Stanek
said. “I wanted to attack all their hitters and make
them beat me instead of letting them dictate what I
was doing.
“I was able throw all of my pitches for a strike,
except the curveball, but that one was thrown out
of the zone where I needed it to be.”
Said Van Horn, “I was talking with (Arkansas
catcher) Jake Wise after the game and he said,
‘Coach he was throwing everything he called for
strikes. We had no problem calling any pitch in any
count with him today, and that’s the sign of a quali-
ty outing.”
MSU coach John Cohen said Stanek was too
much for a lineup that is still trying to find its way
through youth and injuries to key elements.
“We faced probably one of the best guys in our
league and just really didn’t put our noses in there
and fight,” Cohen said. “To beat a guy like that, it
has to be one or two runs and defend it to keep the
score at that level.”
Less than 24 hours after scoring eight of its 11
runs against ace pitcher DJ Baxendale, MSU didn’t
have an extra-base hit.
Mississippi State University
football coach Dan Mullen
acknowledges he hasn’t had a
standout tailback in two of his
four spring football practices
at the school.
Mullen admitted this week
this is one of those seasons.
MSU will use its spring
practice to find a replacement
for Vick Ballard, the school’s
single-season touchdown
leader and 10th all-time lead-
ing rusher. Ballard, who par-
ticipated last month in the
NFL draft combine last month
and in pro day workouts, aver-
aged 84.1 yards per game and
had eight touchdowns last
In 2012, it remains to be
seen who will produce similar
results. All Mullen has to do is
look back two years ago to
find a possible answer. In
Mullen’s second season fol-
lowing a 5-7 finish, some felt
MSU would take a step back
here is a hot new bait out
on the market in bass
The Alabama rig, an umbrella rig
that has five wires with
swivels attached, allows an
angler to attach five baits to
the rig and to fish on a single
cast. Designed and sold by
Andy Poss, he took the idea
from the saltwater fishermen
who use umbrella rigs to run
teaser lures behind the boat
while trolling to get the atten-
tion of saltwater fish such as
marlin and tuna.
Once the Alabama rig was
put into freshwater environments, the
bass perceived the rig as schooling
shad and immediately tackled it. There
have been reports anglers have caught
as many as five fish on a cast.
Paul Elias, a professional angler
from Mississippi, won the October
FLW event on Lake Guntersville by
throwing this rig every day of competi-
tion. In fact, the top eight finishes used
the Alabama rig.
Some were reluctant to throw the
rig at the start of the competition, and
didn’t come close to Elias’ final
weights. He finished the four-day com-
petition with 102 pounds, 8 ounces.
The closest finisher was Robert Behrle
with 85 pounds, 5 ounces.
Elias was fishing for suspended
bass, which all bass anglers
know are the hardest fish to
catch. I watched the coverage
and was shocked by how
hard the bass would hit this
rig. At one time, Elias almost
had the rod ripped out of his
hands by a nice largemouth.
But with anything good
comes the bad.
Troy Morrow, another pro-
fessional angler who fished
the same tournament, hung
his Alabama rig up and once he pulled
it free, the bait began to fall apart. The
wire arms broke off one by one until it
only had a couple of arms left. Morrow
found the rig wasn’t producing like it
was when all the appendages were in
place, and didn’t catch another fish on
the rig after that.
The rig is designed to be cast on a
long rod with heavy braided line so an
angler doesn’t lose it if it gets hung up.
That isn’t the only bad news.
Many states are looking to ban the
Adam Minichino: 327-1297
Arkansas 8, Mississippi State 0
I MORE MSU BASEBALL: Starting pitcher Ben
Bracewell threw a 30-pitch bullpen session
before Saturday’s game and received favorable
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Saturday’s Games
I Louisville 72, Florida 68
I Ohio State 77, Syracuse 70
Today’s Games
I Kentucky (35-2) vs. Baylor
(30-7), 1:20 p.m.
I Kansas (30-6) vs. North
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Carlisle has day in Starkville
Scott Walters/Dispatch Staff
Former Starkville High School baseball player Ryan Taylor, right, shakes hands
with longtime baseball coach Danny Carlisle on Saturday at a ceremony honoring
Carlise’s accomplishments as coach at the school. Taylor played on the 1991
state championship team at Starkville High. This season will be Carlisle’s last as
head coach at Starkville High. Story, 2B
Four players in
running to play key
roles in backfield
Right-hander cools Bulldogs’ bats to set up pivotal Game 3 today
Good, bad with Alabama rig
Kevin Forrester
Stan Beall/Special to the Dispatch
Mississippi State’s Trey Porter went 1-for-4 Saturday, but the Bulldogs didn’t have much
success against the No. 3 University of Arkansas. Starting pitcher Ryne Stanek allowed only
two hits, and the Bulldogs had only three total in an 8-0 loss at Dudy Noble Field.
Luisa Porter/Dispatch Staff
Mississippi State
quarterback Tyler Russell
takes a snap in practice
Saturday and prepares to
hand the football off the
LaDarius Perkins (27).
for RBs
to make
to advance

From Special Reports
OXFORD — University of
Mississippi football coach Hugh
Freeze was pleased with his team’s
progress Saturday in the second
practice of 2012 spring drills.
In the final day before putting on
pads, the Rebels trained for close to
two and a half hours. Freeze noted
the improved play of the wide
receivers, particularly juniors
Terrell Grant and Ja-Mes Logan.
“I went in the meetings with
(receivers) coach (Grant) Heard last
night and again this morning and
challenged those players that we
have to get things corrected from
day one to day two,” Freeze said. “I
really thought they improved. They
had a little swagger to them today.
We completed some long balls,
which helps with that.”
The offensive line is battling to
handle the multiple looks the
defense is throwing at them.
“We’re swimming a little bit up
front right now with all of the things
that (defensive coordinator) Dave
(Wommack) and his crew are show-
ing us,” Freeze said. “It’s not the eas-
iest thing for the offensive line to
come out in a new system, hear
what’s going on, snap it in a hurry,
and handle all of that. Coach (Matt)
Luke wants perfection, and he is the
STARKVILLE — Starkville High
baseball coach Danny Carlisle had a
pretty good day at the of fice
Saturday afternoon.
In pregame ceremonies at the
Starkville High baseball field,
Carlisle received a 52-inch flat
screen TV from the school’s base-
ball booster club. More than 40 for-
mer players attended the pregame
ceremony, taking a stroll down
memory lane of Carlisle’s 35 years at
the school.
Later on the same diamond,
Starkville moved to 9-3 with a pair of
13-3 run-rule victories against
Louisville and West Point.
“I feel really blessed,” Carlisle
said. “This program means so much
to me. It was an emotional day. I real-
ly appreciate everybody’s support.
To have so many players come back
really meant a lot to me.”
Carlisle retired from teaching
and coaching at the end of the 2011
season. The school district arranged
for Carlisle to work as a part-time
employee this spring, also allowing
him to return for a 29th and final sea-
son as the school’s baseball coach.
On Saturday, Carlisle’s No. 24
was retired. The coach received a
framed uniform, a TV, and a special
award commemorating his 547
career victories, five district champi-
onships, and three state champi-
“I really want to thank coach
Carlisle for helping me so much,”
said Ryan Taylor, a member of the
1991 state championship team at
SHS. “He stayed on me a lot. I gave
him a lot to be worried about. When
it came down to making sure I was
eligible and able to play, coach
always came through for me.
“We had a lot of good times here
and I took a lot of great memories
away from here. Coach taught me a
lot about baseball, but he taught me
even more about life.”
Columbus High baseball beats Caledonia
Chris McCullough pitched 4 1/3 innings to get
his second win of the season Saturday to lead the
Columbus High School baseball team to a 17-4
victory against Caledonia.
Jimmy Cockrell and Christian Dale each had
four hits to lead the Falcons, who had a 16-5 edge
in hits. McCullough added three hits and four
RBIs. Brian Darling had an RBI double for
Montana Jacobs took the loss.
New Hope sweeps two
Austin Oglesby and Austin Oswalt earned vic-
tories Saturday to lead the New Hope High School
baseball team to a 14-5 win against Alcorn Central
and a 6-4 win against Northridge (Ala.) in
Against Alcorn Central, Oglesby pitched six
innings to improve to 3-0. Taylor Stafford led the
way with a single, double, home run and five
RBIs. Dusty Dyson had a single, double, and four
RBIs, Landon Boyd had a single and a double,
Will Golsan had a single, Peyton Lee had two sin-
gles and two RBIs, and Thomas Woodruff and
Rooke Coleman had singles.
Against Northridge, Oswalt pitched four score-
less innings in relief of Golsan.
Golsan, Stafford, Dyson, and Jace Caldwell
(RBI) had singles, while Coleman had two singles
and two RBIs for the Trojans (13-4, 2-0 division),
who will play at 7 p.m. Tuesday at West Point.
I On Friday, New Hope scored two runs in the
third, fourth, and fifth innings to rally past Oxford
for a 9-7 victory.
Boyd’s two-run double down the third-base line
scored the go-ahead runs.
Stafford pitched 4 1/3 innings in relief to get the
Woodruff had an RBI single in a three-run first
inning when New Hope capitalized on two errors.
Oxford scored three runs in the second to take
a 4-3 lead. But Stafford helped prevent more dam-
age when he came in with the bases loaded and
picked a runner off second base.
Lee had an RBI single and Stafford had a sac-
rifice fly to cut Oxford’s lead to 7-5.
Trae Collins had a sacrifice fly and Golsan had
an RBI double to tie the game.
No. 12 Men’s tennis plays host to No. 40 South
STARKVILLE — On the heels of an upset of
the No. 11 University of Florida, the No. 12
Mississippi State University men’s tennis team will
play host to the No. 40 University of South
Carolina at 1 p.m. today at the A.J. Pitts Tennis
MSU (13-4, 4-1 Southeastern Conference)
earned a 4-3 victory Friday in Gainesville, Fla. It
holds a 14-9 advantage against South Carolina.
Ole Miss
Softball team loses to No. 11 Georgia
OXFORD — Freshman Allison Brown and
sophomore Londen Ladner picked up two hits
each, but the No. 11 University of Georgia soft-
ball team overpowered the University of
Mississippi 9-0 on Saturday afternoon at the Ole
Miss Softball Complex.
Kendall Bruning started for Ole Miss (13-14,
2-5 Southeastern Conference) and suffered the
loss after allowing three runs on four hits with
three strikeouts in three innings. Junior Erinn
Jayjohn entered in the game in the fourth and
gave up six hits and five runs in three-plus
innings, with two strikeouts. Senior Kelly
Chandler pitched the final inning and allowed
one run on one hit.
The final game of the three-game set will be
at 1 p.m. today.
I Track and field excels at SEC/Big Ten
Meet: At Starkville, Junior All-American Isiah
Young paced the Rebels on Friday at the
SEC/Big Ten Meet.
Young won the 100 and 200 meters in the
meet that featured Southeastern Conference
schools Ole Miss, Mississippi State, and
Tennessee against Big Ten foes Indiana, Illinois,
Ohio State (men), Purdue, and Wisconsin.
Young set a meet record with a time of 10.16
second in the 100. He clocked a wind-aided
(+4.6) time of 20.50 in the 200, which would
have beaten Tony Dees’ 1984 school record of
20.54 if not for the wind reading.
Junior All-American Ricky Robertson won the
high jump with a mark of 7 feet 4 1/2 inches.
Freshman Sam Kendricks won the pole vault
with a mark of 16-6 3/4. The men’s 4x400 relay
team of former Columbus High School standout
Dante Oliver, Creighton Serrette, Montez Griffin,
and Brian Word finished second. Senior All-
American Carson Blanks placed second in the
400 hurdles (51.60), and freshman Malcolm
Davis was second in the long jump (23-10).
On the women’s side, senior Logan Waites
shattered the school record in winning the 3,000
(9:45.54). Katie Breathitt and Kayleigh Skinner
finished second and third in the event.
Lauren Hollingsworth, Sofia Hellberg-Jonsen,
Monica Williams, and Kristin Bridges won the
4x400 relay (3:39.60), while Deonna Walton cap-
tured the long jump (19-2). Junior Marci Morman
claimed the triple jump (39-10).
Federer beats Harrison at Key Biscayne
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. — On the verge of vic-
tory, Roger Federer stopped playing when he
thought a pivotal point had ended.
He mistook a fan’s shout for a linesman’s
call, which cost him the game. Play continued for
another 25 minutes before Federer finally closed
out his opening match at the Sony Ericsson
Open by beating 19-year-old American Ryan
Harrison 6-2, 7-6 (3).
“I’d like to make it a bit more difficult for my
opponent,” Federer said. “I was just completely
confused about the whole situation.”
Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, Novak
Djokovic and Andy Roddick won in more
straightforward fashion, but two-time champion
Kim Clijsters was eliminated.
Federer led 5-2 in the second set and had a
chance to finish in less than an hour until he lost
two fluky points that extended the match.
Serving at 5-3, Federer blew an easy over-
head to fall behind 15-30. One point later, facing
break point for the only time in the match,
Federer hit a forehand that landed on the base-
A fan hollered “Out!” and Federer stopped.
By the time he realized the ball was still in play,
Harrison had won the point — and the game.
“It completely threw me off,” Federer said.
“It’s the first time it has ever happened in my
career. I was like, ‘That’s it? That’s a break
point? This is how this is going to happen?”’
Harrison took advantage of the break,
although he said he felt bad about it.
“Obviously I want to win every point the right
way, and not because something happened,” the
teenager said. “Unfortunately somebody inter-
rupted play.”
After Harrison held twice to force the
tiebreaker, Federer hit a spectacular lunging lob
to turn a scrambling exchange his way for a 4-2
lead. Four points later, he closed out his 40th
victory in the past 42 matches.
— From Special Reports
Prep Baseball
Monday’s Games
Lamar School at Heritage Academy, 6 p.m.
Tuesday’s Games
Victory Christian at North River, 4 p.m.
Calhoun Academy at Hebron Christian, 4 p.m.
Immanuel Christian at Oak Hill Academy, 4 p.m.
East Rankin Academt at Starkville Academy,
4:30 p.m.
Heritage Academy at Madison-Ridgeland
Academy, 6 p.m.
South Panola at Columbus, 6 p.m.
West Lowndes at Weir, 6 p.m.
Neshoba Central at Starkville, 6 p.m.
New Hope at West Point, 7 p.m.
Caledonia at Houston, 7 p.m.
Thursday’s Games
Madison-Ridgeland Academy at Heritage
Academy, 4 p.m.
Oak Hill Academy at Immanuel Christian, 4 p.m.
Starkville Academy at East Rankin Academy,
4:30 p.m.
Friday’s Games
Immanuel Christian at Grace Christian, 4 p.m.
Hebron Christian at Central Academy, 4 p.m.
Oak Hill Academy at Victory Christian, 4:30 p.m.
Columbus at South Panola, 6 p.m.
French Camp at West Lowndes, 6 p.m.
West Point at New Hope, 7 p.m.
Houston at Caledonia, 7 p.m.
Starkville at Neshoba Central, 7 p.m.
Saturday’s Games
Caledonia at South Pontotoc, Noon
Hamilton at New Hope, 1 p.m.
West Point at Columbus, 2 p.m.
Caledonia at West Lowndes, 6 p.m.
Columbus at New Hope, 7 p.m.
Prep Golf
Monday’s Match
Heritage Academy at Washington Invitational
Starkville, East Webster, West Point, and
Kosciusko at Mississippi State
Thursday’s Match
Starkville, Ackerman, New Hope, and Oxford at
Mississippi State
Prep Softball
Monday’s Games
Lamar School at Immanuel Christian, 4 p.m.
Starkville Christian at Grace Christian, 4 p.m.
Tuesday’s Games
Victory Christian at North River, 4 p.m.
Kemper Academy at Central Academy, 5:30 p.m.
Starkville at Neshoba Central, 6 p.m.
Columbus at New Hope, 6:30 p.m.
Noxubee County at Caledonia, 6:30 p.m.
Thursday’s Games
Central Academy at Immanuel Christian, 4 p.m.
Calvary Christian at Starkville Christian, 4 p.m.
Choctaw Central at Starkville, 6 p.m.
Caledonia at Louisville, 6:30 p.m.
Friday’s Games
Immanuel Christian at Grace Christian, 4 p.m.
Winona Christian at Starkville Christian, 4 p.m.
Starkville at West Lowndes, 6 p.m.
New Hope at Caledonia, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday’s Games
Central Academy at Amite, 10 a.m.
Starkville at Meridian High tournament
Prep Tennis
Monday’s Match
Canton at Starkville, 4 p.m.
Tuesday’s Match
Jackson Academy at Heritage Academy, 3:30 p.m.
Thursday’s Match
Lee Academy at Heritage Academy, 3:30 p.m.
Starkville at Yazoo City, 4 p.m.
Saturday’s Matches
Starkville at Pontotoc Round Robin
Starkville at Yazoo City, 4 p.m.
Prep Track and Field
Wednesday’s Meet
Starkville Academy at Presbyterian Christian
Friday’s Meet
Starkville at Ole Miss Invitational
8 a.m. — Golf: European PGA Tour, Trophee Hassan
II, final round, at Agadir, Morocco, TGC
11 a.m. — Women’s College Basketball: NCAA
Division I tournament, regional semifinal, Texas A&M
vs. Maryland, at Raleigh, N.C., ESPN
11:30 a.m. — Auto Racing: IRL, IndyCar Series,
Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, at St. Petersburg, Fla.,
Noon — College Baseball: East Carolina at UCF. Fox
Sports Network
Noon — Golf: PGA Tour, Arnold Palmer Invitational,
final round, at Orlando, Fla., TGC
1:10 p.m. — Men’s College Basketball: NCAA,
Division I tournament, regional finals, doubleheader,
Baylor vs. Kentucky, North Carolina vs. Kansas, at
St. Louis, WCBI
1:30 p.m. — Auto Racing: NASCAR, Sprint Cup,
Auto Club 400, at Fontana, Calif., WLOV
1:30 p.m. — Golf: PGA Tour, Arnold Palmer
Invitational, final round, at Orlando, Fla., WTVA
1:30 p.m. — Golf: Champions Tour, Mississippi Gulf
Resort Classic, final round, at Saucier, TGC
1:30 p.m.— Rugby: Sevens World Series, pool play,
teams TBA, at Hong Kong, NBC Sports Network
1:30 p.m. — Women’s College Basketball: NCAA
Division I tournament, regional semifinal, Notre
Dame vs. St. Bonaventure, at Raleigh, N.C., ESPN2
3 p.m. — Major League Baseball: Preseason,
Chicago Cubs vs. Cleveland, at Goodyear, Ariz., WGN
3 p.m. — Soccer: MLS, Colorado at New York, ESPN
3:30 p.m. — Women’s College Basketball: NCAA
Division I tournament, regional semifinal, UConn vs.
Penn State, at Kingston, R.I., ESPN2
4 p.m. — NHL: Minnesota at Washington, NBC
Sports Network
6 p.m. — Golf: LPGA, Kia Classic, final round, at
Carlsbad, Calif., TGC
6 p.m. — Women’s College Basketball: NCAA
Division I tournament, regional semifinal, Gonzaga
vs. Kentucky, at Kingston, R.I., ESPN2
6:30 p.m. — NHL: Nashville at Chicago, NBC Sports
7 p.m. — NBA: Miami at Oklahoma City, ESPN
9:30 p.m. — NBA: Memphis at L.A. Lakers, ESPN
10 p.m. — Cycling: Criterium International, final
stage, Porto-Vecchio to Col de l’Ospedale, Corsica
(same-day tape), NBC Sports Network
Noon — Major League Baseball: Preseason, Boston
vs. Philadelphia, at Clearwater, Fla., ESPN
1:55 p.m. — Soccer: Premier League, Fulham at
Manchester United, ESPN2
6 p.m. — Women’s College Basketball: NCAA
Division I tournament, regional final, teams TBD, at
Des Moines, Iowa, ESPN
6:30 p.m. — NHL: Tampa Bay at Philadelphia, NBC
Sports Network
6:30 p.m. — Prep Basketball: Powerade Jam Fest,
at Chicago, ESPN2
8 p.m. — Women’s College Basketball: NCAA
Division I tournament, regional final, teams TBD, at
Fresno, Calif., ESPN
9 p.m. — NHL: Los Angeles at Vancouver, NBC
Sports Network
1:30 p.m. — Soccer: UEFA Champions League,
quarter final, APOEL vs. Real Madrid, at Nicosia,
Cyprus, Fox Sports Net
3 p.m. — Major League Baseball: Preseason, L.A.
Angels vs. San Francisco, at Scottsdale, Ariz.,
6 p.m. — Men’s College Basketball: NIT, semifinal,
Massachusetts vs. Stanford, at New York, ESPN2
6 p.m. — Women’s College Basketball: NCAA
Division I tournament, regional final, teams TBD, at
Kingston, R.I., ESPN
6:30 p.m. — NHL: Tampa Bay at Boston, NBC Sports
7 p.m. — Soccer: UEFA Champions League,
quarter final, Benfica vs. Chelsea, at Lisbon,
Portugal (same-day tape), Fox Sports Net
8 p.m. — Men’s College Basketball: NIT, semifinal,
Washington vs. Minnesota, at New York, ESPN2
8 p.m. — Women’s College Basketball: NCAA
Division I tournament, regional final, teams TBD, at
Raleigh, N.C., ESPN
MSU football
Continued from Page 1B
with the graduation of Anthony
Dixon, the school’s all-time leading
“We hit a ‘fear factor’ a couple of
years ago when Anthony Dixon left,
and suddenly we didn’t have that fear
factor as the next guy stepped up and
did the job,” Mullen said.
In 2010, Ballard, a transfer from
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community
College, emerged and went on to
rush for 968 yards and a school-
record 19 touchdowns. His produc-
tion fueled a team that capped a nine-
win season with a victory against the
University of Michigan in the 2011
Gator Bowl.
MSU has several options that
could be the next Dixon or Ballard.
Junior LaDarius Perkins and sopho-
more Nick Griffin have seen game
action, but neither have been go-to
players in college. Last season,
Perkins was second on the team with
422 rushing yards (on 87 carries) in
13 games, while Griffin rushed for
108 yards (16 carries) in five games.
“(Perkins) built his body up and is
healthy enough to showcase that,”
MSU running backs coach Greg
Knox said. “It’s a very similar
(process to 2010) because we’re try-
ing to get guys that have not done it
as much understanding first what’s
going on.”
“I’m trying to get them a lot of car-
ries, and the more repetition we give
them, the better it is for us to evaluate
them right now. Nick looks the part,
but we have to get him to the point
where he understands what’s going
on in the offense. We need that big
plus for him mentally.”
With Ballard out with an injury
against the University of Alabama at
Birmingham in 2010, Perkins rushed
18 times for 131 yards and a touch-
down in a 29-24 victory. Perkins has
been used more as a change-of-pace
runner at MSU and as a threat in the
passing game, but he has recorded
double-digit carries seven times at
“We trying to share the load
between us, but a big part of our job is
making sure the young guys under-
stand what to do now, too,” Perkins
said. “It’s a new thing for guys like me
is the leadership role this spring.”
Griffin redshirted in 2010 and then
tore an anterior cruciate ligament in
his knee last spring.
“(Perkins and myself) are pushing
each other, and whoever gets it is
fine, but we’re competing for (the
number one spot) definitely,” Griffin
said. “I don’t see why we can’t be the
best running back duo in the
Southeastern Conference.”
Griffin said this spring is the first
time he has planted his foot to cut and
not had second thoughts about the
knee. “I don’t even think about (the
knee) anymore,” Griffin said. “I just
need more opportunities to get better
because I’ll take any chances I can
Redshirt freshmen Josh Robinson
and Derek Milton, of Louisiana, also
are receiving repetitions with at least
the second-team offense.
Mullen said the coaches will exam-
ine statistics and examine film to
determine if any players gain an edge.
He hopes Robinson and Milton also
make the most of their opportunities.
While MSU might not have its
depth chart at running back set by
the end of spring practice, Mullen can
take comfort in that he and his coach-
es know what to do when replacing a
go-to running back.
“We’ll see what these running
backs can do,” Mullen said. “I think
there is so much up in the air of the
exact direction we’re going to take, but
our vision is slightly different than it
has been in the past.”
From Special Reports
University of Alabama football team
continued its spring practice schedule
Saturday with a two-hour workout in
full pads at the Thomas-Drew Practice
Facility in front of an estimated 1,200
coaches from around the region who
are attending the 2012 Alabama
Coaching Clinic.
It was the second day in full pads
for the 2012 Crimson Tide, who held
workout No. 5 of the 15-practice spring
schedule. Alabama will take today off
before returning to work on Monday
afternoon. Spring practice concludes
at 2 p.m. April 14, with the A-Day
Game at Bryant-Denny Stadium. CSS
will broadcast A-Day live.
The Crimson Tide defense returns
four starters on the defensive side of
the football from last year’s team that
led the nation in all of the major defen-
sive categories. Senior Robert Lester
is the only defensive back to return
and he is impressed with the young tal-
ent the Tide has on defense.
“I’ve been impressed with the
young guys (in the secondary),”
Lester said. I’m anxious to see them
get started, put the pads on, see what
they know and how they compete.”
Lester is beginning his fifth year in
the Alabama program – his third as a
starter – and is looking provide what-
ever the 2012 Alabama squad needs to
be successful.
“(I’m ready to step up and be a
leader) and there are other guys that
can also step up and be leaders. It is all
about what the team needs and if lead-
ership is something that they need, I
won’t think twice about stepping into
that position.”
More than 1,400 high school coach-
es from around the region are wrap-
ping up the 2012 Alabama Coaching
Clinic with a talk from Lou Holtz
Saturday afternoon. Super Bowl
Champion Bill Parcells also spoke to
the clinic on Friday night.
Starkville honors Carlisle
Alabama holds fifth session
Rebels’ receivers improve

By The Associated Press
Even with a bizarre
sequence of events that
cost Tiger Woods a com-
fortable lead Saturday, he
walked off the 18th green
at the Arnold Palmer
Invitational as close as he
has ever been to ending 30
months without a PGA
Tour victory.
He had a one-shot lead,
and no one in golf has a
more formidable record as
a frontrunner.
He was hitting the ball
so well that Woods had the
putter in his hand for a
birdie attempt on 38 con-
secutive holes.
And he was at Bay Hill,
where he already has won
six times.
“If you’re in the lead,
you’ve done some good
things,” Woods said after
recovering from a late dou-
ble bogey for a 1-under 71.
“That’s how I’ve always
looked at it. And it’s a nice
position to be in.”
Better yet would be pos-
ing with Palmer in a trophy
But there’s still one
round to go before that
happens, and a familiar
face alongside him in the
final group.
Graeme McDowell, the
former U.S. Open champi-
on who rallied from four
shots behind to beat
Woods in the Chevron
World Challenge at the
end of 2010, didn’t make a
The Associated Press
Albert Pujols gave the Texas Rangers an
October preview of what they can expect 18
times in this season, now that the Los Angeles
Angels are shelling out a hefty sum for his serv-
Prince Fielder is bringing his big bat to the
American League, too. He’s being paid a pot of
gold to help power the Detroit Tigers to a title.
Throw in the Angels luring C.J. Wilson away
from Texas and, get this, Los Angeles and
Detroit combined to spend more than half a BIL-
LION dollars for a better chance at stopping
Texas’ run as AL champions at two.
And let’s not forget the rest of a restless
The AL East champion New York Yankees
rearmed their rotation, adding Hiroki Kuroda
and Michael Pineda and welcoming back Andy
Pettitte. The Red Sox hired master manipulator
Bobby Valentine to manage Boston out of the his-
toric mess it made last September. With
Moneyball playing better on the big screen than
in the Oakland Coliseum, the A’s spent big on
Yoenis Cespedes, the Cuban defector with a
YouTube following.
It’s not easy being the first repeat AL champs
since the Yankees from 1998-2001. Rangers
President Nolan Ryan isn’t going to cede any-
thing without a fight, though — new Chicago
White Sox manager Robin Ventura knows all
about that from his playing days.
The Hall of Fame pitcher is paying more than
$107 million for Japan League ace Yu Darvish
and his flashy 1.99 ERA in the past seven seasons
for a shot at bringing that elusive World Series
title to Texas.
“Our league has always been tough, but I’m
pretty sure they’re excited over in Anaheim to
have Albert, C.J. I think it’s kind of cool that
Prince is in Detroit, you know what I mean,
because everyone remembers him with his dad,
following his dad around over in Detroit. It made
two great teams even better,” New York Yankees
captain Derek Jeter said. “It’s scary for the whole
American League, but especially for the West and
Don’t count out the East, either. With the new
playoff format, the Yankees, Red Sox, and Tampa
Bay Rays with their young aces could all make
the postseason. The Toronto Blue Jays are much
improved and ready to challenge the big three,
The upstart Royals led by Eric Hosmer, Mike
Moustakas, and Alcides Escobar want to break
up that party, but they’ll likely have to settle for
playing host to the All-Star game in July rather
than the playoffs in October.
A more probable scenario is a team from the
West will take that third wild card away from the
beasts in the East. Texas came a strike from win-
ning the World Series twice against St. Louis last
fall and lost, and they are hungry. They bring
back a lineup that led the league with a .283 aver-
age and added former Twins closer Joe Nathan
to the bullpen, freeing up Neftali Feliz to enter
the rotation.
The Angels missed the postseason for the sec-
ond straight season and made a big move to cor-
rect that. They shelled out $240 million for Pujols,
$77.5 million for Wilson and signed Chris
Iannetta at catcher.
A look at the AL in predicted order of finish:
By The Associated Press
DUNEDIN, Fla. — Atlanta
Braves third baseman Chipper
Jones will miss the start of his
farewell season.
Two days after Jones
announced this will be his final
year, the Braves said Saturday
that Jones needs arthroscopic
surgery to repair torn menis-
cus in his left knee.
The procedure will be per-
formed Monday. The 39-year-
old Jones will open the season
on the disabled list, but the
team expects him to miss only
the first six games. General
manager Frank Wren said
Jones should return in time for
the April 13 home opener.
Martin Prado, normally the
team’s starting left fielder, will
move to the infield until Jones
returns. Wren said he’s not
looking to make a trade for
help at third base or in the out-
Manager Fredi Gonzalez
said he’ll be cautious not to
rush Jones back.
“I’m thinking, just being
common sense, that this may
take a little longer,” Gonzalez
said after a spring training
game against the Toronto Blue
Jays. “We’ve got to get him
back in shape and swinging
the bat.”
Jones missed about 2 1/2
weeks last season after having
arthroscopic surgery to
repair torn cartilage in his
right knee. This is just the lat-
est in a string of injuries that
persuaded him to retire after
one more season. He turns 40
next month.
“The last time he had sur-
gery ... it took only about 17
days to get him back on the
field. Of course, that being
said, he had played for 2 1/2
months. He wasn’t that far out
of rhythm or out of shape,”
Gonzalez said. “But knowing
him, If it’s not right on17 days,
it may be 21. He knows his
body. He doesn’t take very
long to get his rhythm going at
the plate.”
With Prado starting the sea-
son at third base, the Braves
could turn to Matt Diaz or Eric
Hinske in left field. Jones’
injury also could create an
opportunity for Jose
Constanza or Jordan Parraz.
None are likely to match
Jones’ numbers. Last season,
he hit .275 with 18 homers and
70 RBIs.
I The Dispatch will feature Major League
Baseball overviews and previews of each
division, leading up to the start of the regular
season Wednesday, when the Oakland A’s will
take on the Seattle Mariners in Tokyo. The St.
Louis Cardinals will play at the Miami Marlins
on opening night Wednesday, April 4.
See AL, 5B
See GOLF, 5B
MLB Spring training
W L Pct
Toronto 18 4 .818
Detroit 14 4 .778
Oakland 14 5 .737
Los Angeles 13 8 .619
Seattle 12 8 .600
New York 13 9 .591
Kansas City 12 9 .571
Minnesota 13 10 .565
Boston 10 9 .526
Baltimore 9 9 .500
Chicago 9 12 .429
Cleveland 6 13 .316
Tampa Bay 6 13 .316
Texas 6 15 .286
W L Pct
St. Louis 12 6 .667
San Francisco 13 9 .591
Los Angeles 11 7 .611
San Diego 14 10 .583
Houston 11 9 .550
Colorado 11 10 .524
Philadelphia 10 11 .476
Chicago 10 13 .435
Cincinnati 10 13 .435
Miami 7 10 .412
Arizona 8 12 .400
Milwaukee 7 12 .368
Pittsburgh 7 13 .350
Atlanta 7 14 .333
New York 5 13 .278
Washington 5 13 .278
NOTE: Split-squad games count in the
standings; games against non-major
league teams do not.
Friday’s Games
N.Y. Yankees (ss) 6, Minnesota 4
Baltimore 6, Boston 5
St. Louis 2, Miami 1
N.Y. Yankees (ss) 5, Philadelphia 3
Atlanta 9, N.Y. Mets 4
Detroit 7, Pittsburgh 2
Houston 5, Washington 1
L.A. Dodgers (ss) 17, Chicago White Sox
(ss) 4
L.A. Angels (ss) 6, Milwaukee 3
Kansas City 2, L.A. Dodgers (ss) 0
Chicago Cubs 10, Colorado 8
Toronto 7, Tampa Bay 5
L.A. Angels (ss) 4, Cleveland 1
Texas 4, San Francisco 1
Chicago White Sox 6, Arizona 3
San Diego 5, Cincinnati 2
Saturday’s Games
Houston 5, Pittsburgh 4, 10 innings
Toronto 9, Atlanta 0
Baltimore 12, Washington 3
N.Y. Yankees 4, Detroit 2, 10 innings
Boston (ss) 4, Miami 1
N.Y. Mets 6, St. Louis 6, tie, 10 innings
Philadelphia 10, Boston (ss) 5
Minnesota 19, Tampa Bay 4
Cincinnati (ss) 6, San Diego (ss) 0
Chicago White Sox 6, Milwaukee 4
San Diego (ss) 5, Chicago Cubs 1
L.A. Dodgers 5, Cleveland 4
San Francisco (ss) 6, Cincinnati (ss) 4
Colorado 7, San Francisco (ss) 7
L.A. Angels 3, Texas 2
Kansas City vs. Arizona at Scottsdale,
Ariz., late
Today’s Games
Minnesota vs. St. Louis at Jupiter, Fla.,
12:05 p.m.
Baltimore vs. Philadelphia (ss) at
Clearwater, Fla., 12:05 p.m.
Miami vs. Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte,
Fla., 12:05 p.m.
Boston vs. Toronto at Dunedin, Fla.,
12:05 p.m.
Philadelphia (ss) vs. Detroit (ss) at
Lakeland, Fla., 12:05 p.m.
N.Y. Mets vs. Washington at Viera, Fla.,
12:05 p.m.
Pittsburgh vs. Houston (ss) at Kissimmee,
Fla., 12:05 p.m.
Detroit (ss) vs. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa,
Fla., 12:05 p.m.
Houston (ss) vs. Atlanta at Kissimmee,
Fla., 12:05 p.m.
San Francisco vs. Chicago White Sox at
Glendale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m.
Arizona vs. San Diego at Peoria, Ariz.,
3:05 p.m.
Chicago Cubs vs. Cleveland at Goodyear,
Ariz., 3:05 p.m.
L.A. Dodgers vs. Milwaukee (ss) at
Phoenix, 3:05 p.m.
Milwaukee (ss) vs. Kansas City at
Surprise, Ariz., 3:05 p.m.
Texas vs. L.A. Angels at Tempe, Ariz.,
3:05 p.m.
Cincinnati vs. Colorado at Scottsdale,
Ariz., 3:10 p.m.
Monday’s Games
Boston vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater,
Fla., 12:05 p.m.
Houston vs. Washington at Viera, Fla.,
12:05 p.m.
Miami vs. Detroit at Lakeland, Fla., 12:05
N.Y. Mets vs. St. Louis at Jupiter, Fla.,
12:05 p.m.
Tampa Bay vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers,
Fla., 12:05 p.m.
Kansas City vs. San Francisco at
Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m.
Chicago White Sox vs. L.A. Dodgers at
Glendale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m.
Milwaukee vs. Cleveland at Goodyear,
Ariz., 3:05 p.m.
San Diego vs. Chicago Cubs (ss) at Mesa,
Ariz., 3:05 p.m.
Colorado vs. L.A. Angels at Tempe, Ariz.,
3:05 p.m.
Chicago Cubs (ss) vs. Arizona at
Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:10 p.m.
Baltimore vs. Pittsburgh at Bradenton,
Fla., 6:05 p.m.
Cincinnati vs. Texas at Surprise, Ariz.,
8:05 p.m.
Auto Racing
Sprint Cup
Auto Club 400 Lineup
After Friday qualifying; race Today
At Auto Club Speedway
Fontana, Calif.
Lap length: 2 miles
(Car number in parentheses)
1. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 186.403 mph.
2. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 185.534.
3. (55) Mark Martin, Toyota, 185.534.
4. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 185.51.
5. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 185.51.
6. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 185.328.
7. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 185.199.
8. (20) Joey Logano, Toyota, 185.195.
9. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 185.185.
10. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 185.123.
11. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 185.052.
12. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 185.
13. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 184.724.
14. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 184.53.
15. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 184.322.
16. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 184.068.
17. (2) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 184.044.
18. (10) David Reutimann, Chevrolet, 183.913.
19. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 183.744.
20. (30) David Stremme, Toyota, 183.397.
21. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 183.379.
22. (78) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 183.052.
23. (51) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 182.681.
24. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet,
25. (22) A J Allmendinger, Dodge, 182.542.
26. (47) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 182.445.
27. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 182.366.
28. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 182.094.
29. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 182.007.
30. (26) Josh Wise, Ford, 181.087.
31. (83) Landon Cassill, Toyota, 180.85.
32. (98) Michael McDowell, Ford, 180.61.
33. (13) Casey Mears, Ford, 180.542.
34. (36) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 180.433.
35. (23) Scott Riggs, Chevrolet, 180.356.
36. (49) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, 180.297.
37. (33) Brendan Gaughan, Chevrolet,
38. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 179.466.
39. (19) Mike Bliss, Toyota, 179.296.
40. (93) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, 178.864.
41. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, 178.602.
42. (32) Ken Schrader, Ford, Owner Points.
43. (74) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, 179.131.
NASCAR Nationwide
Royal Purple 300
At Auto Club Speedway
Fontana, Calif.
Lap length: 2 miles
(Start position in parentheses)
1. (1) Joey Logano, Toyota, 150 laps, 149
rating, 0 points.
2. (10) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 150,
116.9, 43.
3. (3) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 150, 125.3,
4. (7) Brian Scott, Toyota, 150, 108.5, 40.
5. (4) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 150, 102.4,
6. (14) Brad Sweet, Chevrolet, 150, 87.9,
7. (6) Kenny Wallace, Toyota, 150, 92.9, 37.
8. (15) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 150, 102.5, 0.
9. (5) Elliott Sadler, Chevrolet, 150, 108.1,
10. (8) Brendan Gaughan, Chevrolet, 150,
100.7, 0.
11. (16) Michael Annett, Ford, 150, 85.9, 33.
12. (17) James Buescher, Chevrolet, 150,
86.8, 0.
13. (11) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge, 150, 91.1,
14. (9) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 150, 93.2, 31.
15. (13) Jason Bowles, Toyota, 150, 79.7,
16. (22) Tayler Malsam, Toyota, 150, 72.5,
17. (18) Mike Bliss, Toyota, 150, 76.6, 27.
18. (19) Mike Wallace, Chevrolet, 150, 72,
19. (20) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 149, 72.6,
20. (28) Jeremy Clements, Chevrolet, 148,
64.7, 24.
21. (35) Robert Richardson Jr., Chevrolet,
148, 58.9, 23.
22. (33) Benny Gordon, Chevrolet, 148,
55.2, 22.
23. (32) Joey Gase, Ford, 148, 50.9, 21.
24. (31) Erik Darnell, Chevrolet, 147, 56.8,
25. (24) Blake Koch, Chevrolet, 147, 63.9,
26. (25) Eric McClure, Toyota, 146, 44.7, 18.
27. (27) T.J. Bell, Chevrolet, 145, 47.1, 17.
28. (39) Daryl Harr, Chevrolet, 145, 44.9, 16.
29. (34) Tim Schendel, Chevrolet, 145, 39.6,
30. (12) Cole Whitt, Chevrolet, accident,
142, 75, 14.
31. (40) David Green, Dodge, suspension,
139, 36.5, 13.
32. (2) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, engine,
112, 104.4, 13.
33. (38) Kevin Lepage, Chevrolet, rear gear,
82, 38.1, 11.
34. (37) Morgan Shepherd, Chevrolet,
engine, 66, 47.2, 10.
35. (21) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, engine,
63, 59, 9.
36. (29) Tim Andrews, Ford, vibration, 22,
47.5, 8.
37. (43) Scott Riggs, Chevrolet, rear gear, 9,
39.8, 0.
38. (36) Chase Miller, Chevrolet, vibration,
8, 40, 6.
39. (30) Josh Wise, Chevrolet, electrical, 6,
38.1, 0.
40. (41) Mike Harmon, Chevrolet, rear end,
5, 31.4, 4.
41. (23) Scott Speed, Chevrolet, vibration,
4, 34, 0.
42. (42) John Jackson, Toyota, fuel pump, 3,
30.9, 2.
43. (26) Jeff Green, Toyota, vibration, 2,
29.3, 1.
Arnold Palmer
At Bay Hill Club & Lodge
Orlando, Fla.
Purse: $6 million
Yardage: 7,419; Par: 72
Third Round
Tiger Woods 69-65-71 — 205
Graeme McDowell 72-63-71 — 206
Ernie Els 71-70-67 — 208
Ian Poulter 71-69-68 — 208
Charles Howell III 73-68-68 — 209
Johnson Wagner 71-69-69 — 209
Kevin Na 73-68-69 — 210
Charlie Wi 66-68-76 — 210
Bud Cauley 70-73-68 — 211
Sean O’Hair 69-72-70 — 211
Zach Johnson 71-68-72 — 211
Chris Stroud 70-69-72 — 211
Bubba Watson 69-70-72 — 211
Webb Simpson 73-66-73 — 212
Justin Rose 69-69-74 — 212
Jason Dufner 66-69-77 — 212
Seung-Yul Noh 73-73-67 — 213
Tim Herron 74-71-68 — 213
Brian Davis 70-73-70 — 213
Gary Woodland 75-68-70 — 213
Trevor Immelman 73-69-71 — 213
Ryan Moore 71-71-71 — 213
K.J. Choi 69-72-72 — 213
Marc Leishman 70-71-72 — 213
Greg Owen 73-74-67 — 214
Josh Teater 74-73-67 — 214
Jim Furyk 72-72-70 — 214
John Rollins 71-72-71 — 214
Martin Laird 72-68-74 — 214
Sergio Garcia 72-67-75 — 214
Vijay Singh 71-68-75 — 214
Henrik Stenson 72-74-69 — 215
Jeff Overton 76-70-69 — 215
Phil Mickelson 73-71-71 — 215
Anthony Kim 69-74-72 — 215
Kevin Chappell 73-69-73 — 215
Daniel Summerhays 72-70-73 — 215
Chad Campbell 71-76-69 — 216
D.J. Trahan 76-70-70 — 216
Brian Gay 72-73-71 — 216
Hunter Mahan 72-73-71 — 216
Kris Blanks 71-72-73 — 216
Camilo Villegas 73-69-74 — 216
Davis Love III 70-72-74 — 216
Brian Harman 77-69-71 — 217
Lee Janzen 74-72-71 — 217
Matt Every 73-72-72 — 217
Bill Haas 73-72-72 — 217
Jimmy Walker 69-72-76 — 217
Mark Wilson 77-70-71 — 218
Ryo Ishikawa 73-74-71 — 218
Boo Weekley 74-72-72 — 218
Michael Thompson 74-72-72 — 218
George McNeill 73-72-73 — 218
Rod Pampling 75-70-73 — 218
Justin Leonard 75-70-73 — 218
Robert Allenby 72-75-72 — 219
Charley Hoffman 76-71-72 — 219
Dicky Pride 74-73-72 — 219
Martin Flores 74-72-73 — 219
Skip Kendall 71-73-75 — 219
Fredrik Jacobson 77-70-73 — 220
Andres Romero 73-74-73 — 220
J.B. Holmes 71-75-74 — 220
Nick Watney 68-73-79 — 220
John Huh 77-70-74 — 221
Bobby Gates 74-72-75 — 221
Scott Stallings 74-72-75 — 221
Billy Hurley III 75-72-75 — 222
Colt Knost 76-71-76 — 223
Brandt Snedeker 73-73-77 — 223
Chez Reavie 73-74-77 — 224
William McGirt 73-74-77 — 224
Tom Gillis 79-66-79 — 224
Jhonattan Vegas 76-70-79 — 225
Mississippi Gulf Resort
At Fallen Oak Country Club, Saucier
Purse: $1.6 million
Yardage: 7,119; Par: 72
Second Round
Jeff Sluman 69-64 — 133
Fred Couples 63-70 — 133
Jim Thorpe 70-65 — 135
Chien Soon Lu 67-69 — 136
John Huston 67-69 — 136
Bobby Clampett 67-69 — 136
Michael Allen 68-69 — 137
Peter Senior 67-70 — 137
Tom Pernice Jr. 64-73 — 137
Bob Tway 69-69 — 138
Bill Glasson 68-70 — 138
Jim Carter 67-71 — 138
John Ross 71-68 — 139
Joey Sindelar 70-69 — 139
Chip Beck 69-70 — 139
Fred Funk 69-70 — 139
Dick Mast 68-72 — 140
Brad Bryant 68-72 — 140
Joel Edwards 67-73 — 140
Hal Sutton 71-70 — 141
Jim Rutledge 70-71 — 141
Mark Wiebe 70-71 — 141
Jerry Pate 71-71 — 142
Mark Brooks 71-71 — 142
Jay Haas 73-69 — 142
Mike Goodes 70-72 — 142
Vicente Fernandez 70-72 — 142
John Cook 68-74 — 142
Corey Pavin 71-72 — 143
Tom Purtzer 71-72 — 143
Bernhard Langer 72-71 — 143
Sonny Skinner 70-73 — 143
P.H. Horgan III 72-71 — 143
Tom Lehman 70-73 — 143
Wayne Levi 70-73 — 143
David Eger 66-77 — 143
LPGA Kia Classic
At La Costa Resort and Spa, Legends
Course, Carlsbad, Calif.
Purse: $1.7 million
Yardage: 6,490; Par: 72
Third Round
Yani Tseng 67-68-69 — 204
Jiyai Shin 68-71-68 — 207
Sun Young Yoo 69-73-67 — 209
Caroline Hedwall 67-72-70 — 209
Se Ri Pak 71-66-73 — 210
Chella Choi 71-71-70 — 212
Inbee Park 72-70-70 — 212
Jodi Ewart 70-69-73 — 212
Alison Walshe 73-66-73 — 212
Meena Lee 73-70-70 — 213
Ai Miyazato 72-70-71 — 213
Shanshan Feng 72-71-71 — 214
Suzann Pettersen 68-75-71 — 214
Karrie Webb 73-70-71 — 214
Jennifer Johnson 68-73-73 — 214
Brittany Lincicome 68-73-73 — 214
Na Yeon Choi 73-73-69 — 215
Mina Harigae 71-73-71 — 215
Azahara Munoz 71-73-71 — 215
Sandra Gal 72-76-68 — 216
Vicky Hurst 73-74-69 — 216
Sydnee Michaels 72-74-70 — 216
Catriona Matthew 79-70-68 — 217
Silvia Cavalleri 75-71-71 — 217
Eun-Hee Ji 76-70-71 — 217
Cristie Kerr 72-74-71 — 217
Hannah Yun 74-72-71 — 217
Lizette Salas 71-74-72 — 217
Nicole Castrale 73-71-73 — 217
Kris Tamulis 71-73-73 — 217
Amy Yang 69-73-75 — 217
Ha-Neul Kim 74-75-69 — 218
Brittany Lang 73-76-69 — 218
Haeji Kang 71-77-70 — 218
Jenny Shin 73-74-71 — 218
Lindsey Wright 72-74-73 — 219
Stacy Lewis 72-73-74 — 219
Jin Young Pak 72-72-75 — 219
Lexi Thompson 74-70-75 — 219
Hee-Won Han 71-72-76 — 219
Belen Mozo 70-73-76 — 219
Beatriz Recari 74-74-72 — 220
Morgan Pressel 72-75-73 — 220
Angela Stanford 72-75-73 — 220
Stephanie Sherlock 69-77-74 — 220
Julieta Granada 74-75-72 — 221
M.J. Hur 75-74-72 — 221
I.K. Kim 74-75-72 — 221
So Yeon Ryu 71-78-72 — 221
Stephanie Louden 74-74-73 — 221
Hee Young Park 70-78-73 — 221
Christel Boeljon 72-73-76 — 221
Natalie Gulbis 72-73-76 — 221
Ji Young Oh 67-76-78 — 221
Wendy Doolan 73-76-73 — 222
Mo Martin 73-76-73 — 222
Pornanong Phatlum 75-74-73 — 222
Numa Gulyanamitta 71-77-74 — 222
Anna Nordqvist 73-75-74 — 222
Sophie Gustafson 72-75-75 — 222
Stacy Prammanasudh 73-74-75 — 222
Hee Kyung Seo 72-72-78 — 222
Amanda Blumenherst 77-72-74 — 223
Baseball team beats Ole Miss
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Brett Booth’s two-out,
two-run walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth
inning propelled the University of Alabama baseball
team to a 3-2, win against the No. 17 University of
Mississippi on Saturday at Sewell-Thomas Stadium.
With the victory the Crimson Tide improves to 9-
14 and 1-4 in Southeastern Conference play, while
the Rebels fall to 16-7 and 2-3.
Booth’s game-winning home run, his first homer of
the season, capped a 1-for-4, two-RBI performance,
helping the Crimson Tide halt a five-game losing
streak. The walk-off home run was the first for
Alabama since Kent Matthes’ walk-off effort versus
Nichols State on Feb. 25, 2009. Moreover, it was the
Crimson Tide’s first game-winning home run since
Brett Whitaker’s 10th-inning game-winning home run
against Mississippi State on April 30, 2011.
Brett Huber (0-1) suffered his first loss, as he
allowed the two runs on two hits in 2/3 of an inning.
Taylor Guilbeau (2-2) picked up the win after
allowing one hit with two walks and two runs in one
I No. 1 softball team sweeps day two of
Easton Alabama Challenge: At Tuscaloosa, Ala.,
The top-ranked softball team earned two more wins
by downing No. 25 DePaul 9-7 to open Saturday and
then run-ruled Longwood 11-0 to cap off day two of
the Easton Alabama Challenge. With the victories, the
Crimson Tide improve to 29-1.
Alabama smashed six home runs on the day, as
five players went deep. Senior Cassie Reilly-Boccia
led the charge with two home runs and five RBIs.
Four players had three hits and drove in three or
more runs. Alabama will wrap up the Easton Alabama
Challenge at 12:30 p.m. today when it faces
I Gymnastics team takes second at SEC
Championships: At Duluth, Ga., The gymnastics
team finished second at the Southeastern
Conference Championships, coming up just short of
the Florida Gators, 197.150-196.775.
Alabama started things off with a 49.275 on the
uneven bars led by a 9.9 from senior Geralen Stack-
Eaton. The Crimson Tide followed that up with a
48.825 on the balance beam led by sophomore
Sarah DeMeo’s 9.825. On the floor exercise Stack-
Eaton and senior Ashley Priess both came through
with 9.9s to pace a 49.350 team total. The Tide fin-
ished things off with a 49.325 on the vault junior
Marissa Gutierrez’s 9.9 leading the way.
Sophomore Kim Jacob was named the SEC
Gymnastics Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
I Men’s golf team leads Linger Longer
Invitational: At Greensboro, Ga., The No. 2 men’s
golf team fired a 36-hole total of 12-under-par 564
Saturday to take the lead on the opening day of the
Linger Longer Invitational at the par-72, 7,073-yard
Reynolds Plantation Great Waters Golf Course.
I Coci shatters school at NCAA Swimming
and Diving Championships: At Seattle, Sophomore
Alex Coci shattered the school record in the 100-
meter butterfly on day two of the NCAA Swimming
and Diving Championships at the Weyerhaeuser King
County Aquatic Center. Coci broke the record in the
preliminaries of the 100 butterfly, clocking a 46.87
seconds to become the first Crimson Tide swimmer
under 47 seconds.
Junior Colleges
ICC sweeps EMCC in baseball
SCOOBA— Collin Minga and Ben Hudspeth
earned victories Saturday to lead the Itawamba
Community College baseball team to 4-2 and 7-5 vic-
tories against East Mississippi C.C.
Minga teamed with former Hamilton High School
standout Dylan Earnest (save) on a six-hitter in the
opening game. Cody Shrewsbury had three hits to
lead ICC, while former Heritage Academy standout
Austin Braddock had multiple hits for the Lions.
In game two, ICC used a five-run third inning to
break the game open. Cody Shrewsbury and Chris
Hannig each had three hits in the Indians’ 10-hit
ICC improves to 20-4 and 7-1 in the MACJC
North Division, while EMCC slips to 10-14 and 1-5.
— From Special Reports
Pujols, Fielder join pumped up AL
Chipper to miss start of final season
The Associated Press
FONTANA, Calif. — Kasey Kahne waited
nearly two years between signing with
NASCAR’s winningest team and finally climbing
into his new ride.
So far, the wait was hardly worth it.
Kahne opened the season with a month of
wrecks, mistakes and disappointing results for
Hendrick Motorsports, culminating in a collision
with Regan Smith that ruined last week at
Bristol. He’s 32nd in the Sprint Cup Series points
standings, and his car is down to 34th in owner
points, theoretically putting Kahne in position to
lose a guaranteed spot in the field if he has anoth-
er wreck or awful performance today at Auto
Club Speedway.
It’s a tense situation to navigate so early in the
NASCAR season, but the former boy wonder still
radiated quiet confidence while working with his
team at his hauler in Fontana.
“I would be (down) if my cars were slow, but
everything has been so good,” Kahne said. “My
team is so good. There’s really no reason to be
down, other than we’re not in the position we
want to be in.”
Even though Kahne has had more knee sur-
geries (three) than Sprint Cup victories (one)
since September 2009, he’s determined to get his
season back on track in Fontana, where he qual-
ified fifth Friday on the track where he won in
Such is the self-confidence of the former
Rookie of the Year from Enumclaw, Wash., who
has earned 12 wins and more than $49 million
before his 32nd birthday next month.
“Some of it may be bad luck, and then some of
it may be me making mistakes,” Kahne said.
“Some of it’s been luck, and I’ve messed up, but
wrecking has been the problem. Everyone in
NASCAR has wrecks. As far as the racing stuff,
from the cars to the pit stops to the team and the
engines, the car is awesome.”
Kahne wrecked out of the Daytona 500, finish-
ing 29th. He got into the wall early in Phoenix,
saying he “made a big mistake,” and finished
19th in Las Vegas despite setting the track speed
record when he qualified on the pole.
Last week was the most disappointing result
yet — and his third straight poor finish after
starting in the top 10.
He wrecked just 24 laps in at Bristol Motor
Speedway when he passed the much slower
Smith, but then made a little contact when he
mistakenly thought he had room to move down
the track, triggering the crash.
Kahne believes
he will succeed
Woods has
lead at
Bay Hill

Atlantic Division
W L Pct GB
Philadelphia 27 21 .563 —
Boston 25 22 .532 1 1/2
New York 24 25 .490 3 1/2
Toronto 16 32 .333 11
New Jersey 16 34 .320 12
Southeast Division
W L Pct GB
Miami 35 11 .761 —
Orlando 31 18 .633 5 1/2
Atlanta 29 20 .592 7 1/2
Washington 11 36 .234 24 1/2
Charlotte 7 39 .152 28
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Chicago 39 10 .796 —
Indiana 27 19 .587 10 1/2
Milwaukee 22 25 .468 16
Cleveland 17 28 .378 20
Detroit 16 32 .333 22 1/2
Southwest Division
W L Pct GB
San Antonio 32 14 .696 —
Dallas 27 22 .551 6 1/2
Memphis 25 21 .543 7
Houston 26 22 .542 7
New Orleans 12 36 .250 21
Northwest Division
W L Pct GB
Oklahoma City 36 12 .750 —
Utah 26 22 .542 10
Denver 26 22 .542 10
Minnesota 23 26 .469 13 1/2
Portland 22 26 .458 14
Pacific Division
W L Pct GB
L.A. Lakers 30 18 .625 —
L.A. Clippers 27 21 .563 3
Phoenix 24 24 .500 6
Golden State 19 26 .422 9 1/2
Sacramento 17 30 .362 12 1/2
Friday’s Games
Milwaukee 112, Charlotte 92
Phoenix 113, Indiana 111
Toronto 96, New York 79
Orlando 93, Cleveland 80
Atlanta 93, New Jersey 84
Miami 88, Detroit 73
Oklahoma City 149, Minnesota 140,2OT
Philadelphia 99, Boston 86
San Antonio 104, Dallas 87
L.A. Lakers 103, Portland 96
Utah 121, Denver 102
Saturday’s Games
L.A. Clippers 101, Memphis 85
Atlanta 95, Washington 92
New Jersey 102, Charlotte 89
New York 101, Detroit 79
San Antonio 89, New Orleans 86
Toronto at Chicago, late
Dallas at Houston, late
Indiana at Milwaukee, late
Sacramento at Golden State, late
Today’s Games
Phoenix at Cleveland, 2 p.m.
Denver at Minnesota, 2:30 p.m.
Utah at Atlanta, 5 p.m.
Washington at Boston, 5 p.m.
Philadelphia at San Antonio, 6 p.m.
Miami at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m.
Golden State at Portland, 8 p.m.
Memphis at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m.
Monday’s Games
Boston at Charlotte, 6 p.m.
Miami at Indiana, 6 p.m.
Orlando at Toronto, 6 p.m.
Detroit at Washington, 6 p.m.
Utah at New Jersey, 6:30 p.m.
Milwaukee at New York, 6:30 p.m.
Denver at Chicago, 7 p.m.
Sacramento at Houston, 7 p.m.
New Orleans at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m.
NCAA men’s
Regional Semifinals
At TD Garden, Boston
Regional Championship
Saturday’s Game
Ohio State 77, Syracuse 70
Ohio State 77,
Syracuse 70
OHIO ST. (31-7): Sullinger 5-9 9-12
19, Thomas 6-14 2-2 14, Craft 1-3 3-3 5,
Smith, Jr. 4-10 7-9 18, Buford 3-12 6-8 13,
Scott 0-0 0-0 0, Thompson 1-1 0-0 2,
Williams 1-2 1-4 3, Ravenel 0-0 3-4 3.
Totals 21-51 31-42 77.
SYRACUSE (34-3): Fair 1-2 6-6 8,
Jardine 5-12 1-2 14, Triche 4-10 5-6 15,
Christmas 3-3 0-0 6, Joseph 4-11 2-3 10,
Waiters 2-8 5-6 9, Keita 1-3 1-2 3,
Southerland 2-4 0-0 5. Totals 22-53 20-25
Halftime—Tied 29-29. 3-Point
Goals—Ohio St. 4-13 (Smith, Jr. 3-6,
Buford 1-5, Thomas 0-2), Syracuse 6-16
(Jardine 3-7, Triche 2-4, Southerland 1-2,
Waiters 0-1, Joseph 0-2). Fouled Out—
Craft, Southerland, Waiters. Rebounds—
Ohio St. 39 (Buford, Thomas 9), Syracuse
26 (Keita 10). Assists—Ohio St. 10 (Craft
4), Syracuse 9 (Jardine 6). Total Fouls—
Ohio St. 20, Syracuse 28. Technical—
Syracuse Bench. A—19,026.
Regional Semifinals
At The Georgia Dome, Atlanta
Friday’s Games
Baylor 75, Xavier 70
Kentucky 102, Indiana 90
Kentucky 102,
Indiana 90
INDIANA (27-9): Watford 9-20 6-8
27, Sheehey 5-8 0-0 10, Zeller 9-14 2-2
20, Hulls 5-12 0-0 12, Oladipo 6-8 3-4 15,
Moore 0-0 0-0 0, Abell 2-3 2-2 6, Pritchard
0-2 0-0 0, Roth 0-2 0-0 0, Elston 0-0 0-1
0. Totals 36-69 13-17 90.
KENTUCKY (35-2): Jones 5-9 1-2
12, Kidd-Gilchrist 7-15 10-10 24, Davis 2-
5 5-6 9, Lamb 6-10 8-8 21, Teague 4-14
6-6 14, Miller 6-8 5-5 19, Beckham 0-0 0-
0 0, Vargas 0-1 0-0 0, Wiltjer 1-2 0-0 3.
Totals 31-64 35-37 102.
Halftime—Kentucky 50-47. 3-Point
Goals—Indiana 5-18 (Watford 3-9, Hulls
2-4, Abell 0-1, Oladipo 0-1, Sheehey 0-1,
Roth 0-2), Kentucky 5-10 (Miller 2-2,
Lamb 1-1, Wiltjer 1-1, Jones 1-2, Davis 0-
1, Kidd-Gilchrist 0-1, Teague 0-2). Fouled
Out—Oladipo, Sheehey. Rebounds—
Indiana 31 (Zeller 7), Kentucky 39 (Davis
12). Assists—Indiana 16 (Hulls 9),
Kentucky 12 (Teague 7). Total Fouls—
Indiana 27, Kentucky 18. A—24,731.
Regional Championship
Today’s Game
Baylor (30-7) vs. Kentucky (35-2),
1:20 p.m.
Regional Semifinals
At Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis
Friday’s Games
North Carolina 73, Ohio 65, OT
Kansas 60, North Carolina State 57
Kansas 60,
North Carolina St. 57
NC STATE (24-13): Howell 2-12 0-0
4, Leslie 7-16 4-6 18, Wood 2-10 6-6 12,
Brown 3-12 2-3 10, Williams 4-8 0-0 10,
Painter 1-4 1-2 3, A. Johnson 0-2 0-0 0,
Harris 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 19-67 13-17 57.
KANSAS (30-6): Robinson 7-17 4-9
18, Withey 3-7 2-2 8, Taylor 2-14 2-5 6,
Johnson 5-8 0-0 11, Releford 3-9 1-1 7,
Teahan 2-6 1-1 5, Wesley 0-0 0-0 0,
Young 2-3 1-2 5. Totals 24-64 11-20 60.
Halftime—NC State 33-32. 3-Point
Goals—NC State 6-21 (Brown 2-4,
Williams 2-4, Wood 2-9, Leslie 0-1,
Howell 0-1, A. Johnson 0-2), Kansas 1-14
(Johnson 1-3, Releford 0-2, Teahan 0-3,
Taylor 0-6). Rebounds—NC State 47
(Howell 16), Kansas 50 (Robinson 15).
Assists—NC State 10 (Brown, Williams
3), Kansas 13 (Taylor 5). Total Fouls—NC
State 17, Kansas 14. A—23,964.
Regional Championship
Sunday’s Game
North Carolina (32-5) vs. Kansas (30-6),
4:05 p.m.
Regional Championship
At US Airways Center, Phoenix
Saturday’s Game
Louisville 72, Florida 68
Louisville 72, Florida 68
FLORIDA (26-11): Boynton 4-11 2-4
12, Young 5-7 1-2 11, Walker 3-10 4-6 12,
Beal 6-12 0-0 14, Murphy 4-5 4-4 14,
Rosario 1-1 1-1 3, Wilbekin 1-1 0-0 2,
Prather 0-1 0-1 0. Totals 24-48 12-18 68.
LOUISVILLE (30-9): Siva 3-7 2-2 9,
C. Smith 3-4 1-2 8, Dieng 4-11 0-0 8,
Kuric 3-9 0-0 8, Behanan 7-10 2-2 17, R.
Smith 6-13 6-7 19, Price 0-0 0-0 0,
Swopshire 1-3 0-0 2, Justice 0-1 0-0 0,
Ware 0-1 0-0 0, Blackshear 0-1 1-2 1.
Totals 27-60 12-15 72.
Halftime—Florida 41-33. 3-Point
Goals—Florida 8-20 (Murphy 2-2, Beal 2-
5, Walker 2-6, Boynton 2-7), Louisville 6-
16 (Kuric 2-8, Siva 1-1, Behanan 1-1, R.
Smith 1-2, C. Smith 1-2, Ware 0-1,
Swopshire 0-1). Fouled Out—Siva.
Rebounds—Florida 32 (Murphy 8),
Louisville 30 (Behanan 7). Assists—
Florida 17 (Walker 7), Louisville 11 (Siva
8). Total Fouls—Florida 15, Louisville 20.
Technical—Louisville Bench. A—13,456.
At The Superdome
New Orleans
National Semifinals
Saturday, March 31
Ohio State (31-7) vs. Midwest champion,
5 or 7:30 p.m.
South champion vs. Louisville (30-9),
5 or 7:30 p.m.
National Championship
Monday, April 2
Semifinal winners, 8 p.m.
At Madison Square Garden, New York
Tuesday’s Games
UMass (24-10) vs. Stanford (24-11),
6 p.m.
Washington (24-10) vs. Minnesota
(22-14), 8 p.m.
Thursday, March 29
Semifinal winners, 6 p.m.
College Basketball
Insider tournament
Championship Series
Monday’s Game
Pittsburgh (20-16) at Washington State
(18-16), 9 p.m.
Wednesday’s Game
Washington State at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m.
Friday, March 30
Washington State at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m.,
if necessary
Saturday’s Game
Mercer 64, Fairfield 59
Sunday’s Game
Oakland (20-15) at Utah State (20-15),
5 p.m.
Wednesday’s Game
Mercer (26-11) vs. Oakland-Utah State
Men’s Division II
At Highland Heights, Ky.
Saturday’s Game
Western Washington 72, Montevallo 65
NCAA women’s
Regional Semifinals
At Wells Fargo Arena
Des Moines, Iowa
Saturday’s Games
Tennessee 84, Kansas 73
Baylor 83, Georgia Tech 68
Tennessee 84, Kansas 73
KANSAS (21-13): Sutherland 8-21 3-
4 19, Gardner 7-9 0-2 14, Goodrich 9-20
2-3 23, Harper 1-7 0-0 2, Knight 2-5 0-0
4, Engelman 3-3 2-2 8, Jackson 1-1 0-0
3. Totals 31-66 7-11 73.
TENNESSEE (27-8): Manning 1-3 0-
0 2, Baugh 3-8 1-2 7, Johnson 6-11 6-6
18, Bass 0-0 0-0 0, Stricklen 5-13 6-8 16,
Williams 1-2 2-2 4, Massengale 3-7 4-4
12, Simmons 9-18 2-2 22, Burdick 0-2 0-
0 0, Spani 1-2 0-0 3. Totals 29-66 21-24
Halftime—Kansas 35-30. 3-Point
Goals—Kansas 4-14 (Goodrich 3-9,
Jackson 1-1, Knight 0-1, Harper 0-3),
Tennessee 5-18 (Massengale 2-3,
Simmons 2-8, Spani 1-2, Manning 0-1,
Stricklen 0-4). Rebounds—Kansas 32
(Gardner 10), Tennessee 41 (Baugh 11).
Assists—Kansas 13 (Goodrich 6),
Tennessee 15 (Massengale 5). Total
Fouls—Kansas 15, Tennessee 12. A—
Baylor 83,
Georgia Tech 68
GEORGIA TECH (26-9): Gortnar 0-2
0-0 0, Goodlett 4-18 0-1 8, Maye 2-6 2-4
6, Walthour 4-8 0-0 10, Marshall 3-12 4-
4 10, Bennett 0-0 0-0 0, Taylor 0-0 0-0 0,
Hamilton-Carter 0-0 0-0 0, Adams 1-1 0-0
2, Wallace 12-22 0-0 32, Regins 0-1 0-0
0. Totals 26-70 6-9 68.
BAYLOR (37-0): Williams 9-10 0-0
18, Griner 13-18 9-11 35, Sims 3-7 4-6 11,
Hayden 2-7 1-2 5, Madden 0-4 0-0 0,
Robertson 0-2 2-2 2, Condrey 0-0 0-0 0,
Agbuke 0-0 2-2 2, Field 0-1 1-2 1, Palmer
0-0 0-0 0, Pope 3-7 3-5 9. Totals 30-56
22-30 83.
Halftime—Baylor 42-26. 3-Point
Goals—Georgia Tech 10-19 (Wallace 8-
12, Walthour 2-5, Gortnar 0-1, Maye 0-1),
Baylor 1-6 (Sims 1-3, Robertson 0-1,
Hayden 0-2). Rebounds—Georgia Tech
44 (Marshall 10), Baylor 33 (Griner 10).
Assists—Georgia Tech 11 (Maye 4),
Baylor 14 (Hayden, Madden 3). Total
Fouls—Georgia Tech 24, Baylor 12. A—
Regional Championship
Monday’s Game
Tennessee (27-8) vs. Baylor (37-0),
6 p.m.
Regional Semifinals
At Save Mart Center, Fresno, Calif.
Saturday’s Games
St. John’s (24-9) vs. Duke (26-5)
Stanford (33-1) vs. South Carolina (25-9),
Regional Championship
Monday’s Game
Semifinal winners, 8 p.m.
Regional Semifinals
At PNC Arena, Raleigh, N.C.
Today’s Games
Texas A&M (24-10) vs. Maryland (30-4),
11 a.m.
Notre Dame (32-3) vs. St. Bonaventure
(31-3), 1:30 p.m.
Regional Championship
Tuesday’s Game
Semifinal winners, 8 p.m.
Regional Semifinals
At The Ryan Center, Kingston, R.I.
Today’s Games
UConn (31-4) vs. Penn State (26-6),
3:34 p.m.
Gonzaga (28-5) vs. Kentucky (27-6),
6 p.m.
Regional Championship
Tuesday’s Game
Semifinal winners, 6 p.m.
At Pepsi Center, Denver
National Semifinals
Sunday, April 1
Des Moines champion vs. Fresno
champion, 5:30 or 8 p.m.
Raleigh champion vs. Kingston
champion, 5:30 or 8 p.m.
National Championship
Tuesday, April 3
Semifinal winners, 7:30 p.m.
Third Round
Friday’s Game
James Madison 72, South Florida 45
Saturday’s Game
Syracuse 74, Toledo 73, OT
Today’s Games
Virginia (25-10) at James Madison, 1 p.m.
Colorado (21-13) at Oklahoma St.
(19-12), 12:30 p.m.
San Diego (25-8) at Washington (20-13),
2 p.m.
Wednesday’s Game
Syracuse (22-14) vs. Virginia-James
Madison winner, TBA
Thursday’s Game
Colorado-Oklahoma State winner vs. San
Diego-Washington winner, TBA
Saturday, March 31
Semifinal winners, 2 p.m.
Women’s Basketball
Today’s Game
Northern Iowa (19-14) at Minnesota
(18-17), 2 p.m.
Ohio State
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rebounds for Syracuse
(34-3). The Orange were
hoping for a return trip to
New Orleans, where they
won their only national
championship in 2003.
In a tightly officiated
game that left Sullinger on
the bench in foul trouble for
most of the first half and
Syracuse coach Jim
Boeheim not-quite muzzled
after picking up a technical
foul, it came down to free
throws. Syracuse was called
for 29 fouls — its most in
more than three years —
despite playing its 2-3 zone.
The Orange were 20 of 25
from the line.
The frequent whistles
left both teams struggling to
get into a groove in the first
half — there were only four
baskets in the last 9:30. That
seemed to be good news for
Ohio State, which managed
to stay with the No. 1 seed
despite getting only 6 min-
utes from Sullinger, the star
of the Buckeyes’ East
Regional semifinal win over
Syracuse was already
without 7-footer Fab Melo,
who missed the tournament
with academic issues, and
replacement Rakeem
Christmas picked up two
fouls early in the second half
to leave him with four.
Ohio State opened a 46-
36 lead with under 14 min-
utes to play. Syracuse
scored eight of the next
nine points to make it a one-
point game, but the Orange
didn’t regain the lead.
They trailed by eight
with 59 seconds left and cut
it to three, but they needed
the Buckeyes to miss free
throws, and that didn’t hap-
The loss ended a tumul-
tuous season for Syracuse
that began with accusations
by two former ball boys that
they were sexually abused
in the 1980s by Bernie Fine,
a longtime Syracuse assis-
tant coach. Boeheim vigor-
ously defended him, but
later walked back his sup-
port in the face of new infor-
mation. Fine, who was fired
Nov. 27, has not been
charged and has denied any
The school also revealed
this month that it had self-
reported possible violations
of its internal drug policy by
members of previous
teams; the NCAA is investi-
But the biggest hit might
have been the loss of Melo,
Syracuse’s leading rebound-
er who also averaged 5.8
points per game. Even with-
out him, the Orange beat
North Carolina-Asheville
and Kansas State to earn a
trip to Boston, then sur-
vived a pair of potential
game-winners to beat
Wisconsin 64-63 on
Thursday and advance to
the regional final.
Assistant coach Ronald
Campbell spoke of his life-
time association with Carlisle.
Campbell has known Carlisle
since he was in first grade.
Campbell played from 1982
through 1984 at SHS, with
the final season being
Carlisle’s first season as
“We were 22-0 in the regu-
lar season,” said Campbell,
who is in his sixth season as
an assistant coach at his alma
mater. “We were set to play
for the state championship.
We drove to Clinton but when
we got there to play, they had
locks on the gates.
“There was a problem on
the coast and that caused
them to cancel the state
championship. Later,
Hattiesburg was named state
champions and then they had
to vacate the title. So there is
no Mississippi State champi-
on from that year. However,
our first year together in
1984, that is when it all start-
ed around here.”
The Yellow Jackets won
state championships in 1986,
1987 and 1991.
“Of all the victories and all
the championships here the
one that haunts me to this
day is the 1988 state champi-
onship we gave away,” said
Will Arnett, a member of the
1987 state championship
team. “We will always
remember coach Carlisle for
all the things he did for the
young people in Starkville.
“The indoor facility, the
grandstand, everything this
program has is because of
coach Carlisle. He touched so
many people all of these
years. He did a make a differ-
ence in one or two lives; he
made a difference in a whole
bunch of lives.”
Starkville High Athletic
Director Dr. Stan Miller said
his 25-year association with
Carlisle has been “a genuine
blessing.” Miller added that
nobody worked harder or
took more pride in his pro-
gram than Carlisle.
“He could sell the
Brooklyn Bridge,” Miller
said. “He could straight-arm
anyone and have them give
money. He was a tireless
worker who had a vision for
this program.”
The vision has been car-
ried on by several former
players now coaching around
the state. One such coach is
Laurel High School football
coach Milton Smith. A native
of Starkville, Smith played
both football and basketball
for the Yellow Jackets before
later playing football at
Mississippi State University.
Smith led Laurel to the
2007 Class 4A football state
championship and had the
school back there this past
fall when the Tornadoes fell
short in the state champi-
onship match.
“The day before gradua-
tion we hung the first state
championship banner here
on the outfield wall,” Smith
said. “I will always remember
that team for the rest of the
life. In 1986, we were headed
to West Lowndes to play and
we were cutting up on the
“We lost the game. Coach
told us when we got back we
were going to have a two-
hour practice. Then on
Monday, he said we were
going to take 500 cuts. He
knew how to motivate. He
knew the right thing to do at
the right time. I want to thank
Coach Carlisle for helping us
learn how to expect to win
and then teaching us to win.
“Those lessons I still use
today. He has meant a lot to
On the field Saturday, the
Yellow Jackets needed six
innings to defeat Louisville.
Daniel Murphree pitched a
complete game. Tanner
Clanton threw a complete
game in the five-inning win
against West Point. In
Saturday’s middle game,
Louisville defeated West
Point, 4-2.
For the Yellow Jackets,
Nathan Pugh finished the day
with five hits.
“We had to win these cou-
ple of games for coach
Carlisle on his day,” Pugh
said. “He was really touched
by so many of the former
players coming back. He also
had a lot of family here. I am
glad we were able to play
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Ole Miss
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right guy to get that. But I
understand that is proba-
bly going to be the last
thing that comes.”
Aaron Morris, who start-
ed five games as a fresh-
man at left guard in the fall,
is one of the most experi-
enced returning players.
He has worked at tackle the
first two days of spring.
“On last night’s film, I
thought he showed some
athleticism,” Freeze said.
“It’s an uphill battle for
these offensive linemen
with no pads on, but I really
thought that he, Pierce
Burton and A.J. Hawkins
showed a lot of athleticism
yesterday. I’m pretty
pleased with those three.”
Ole Miss will wear pads
today in its third of 15
spring workouts. The prac-
tice is closed to the public.
Ole Miss’ spring drills
will culminate with the
annual BancorpSouth
Grove Bowl at 1 p.m. April
21 at Vaught-Hemingway
Stadium. CSS will televise
the intra-squad scrimmage
Other events of Grove
Bowl Week are the Rebels’
Choice Awards on April 16,
the Chucky Mullins Award
Banquet on April 19, a free
concert in The Grove with
Gavin DeGraw and special
guest Craig Morgan on
April 20, and a weekend
baseball series against the
University of Arkansas.
The Associated Press
PHOENIX — Hated to
do that to ya, kid.
Rick Pitino nearly came
unhinged and his point
guard watched the end of
the game from the bench.
When it was over, though, it
was Pitino and University of
Louisville men’s basketball
team making plans for the
Final Four and his protege,
Billy Donovan, and the
University of Florida Gators
wondering what the heck
Freshman forward
Chane Behanan made the
go-ahead basket with 1
minute, 6 seconds left
Saturday and the fourth-
seeded Cardinals finished
the game on a 23-8 run for a
72-68 victory over
Donovan’s stunned Florida
team in the West Regional
Russ Smith, who finished
with 19 points, followed
Behanan’s bucket with a
pair of free throws and then
Florida freshman Bradley
Beal and teammate Kenny
Boynton each missed
chances to tie in the final
Louisville made one
more free throw to seal the
game and reach its ninth
Final Four, the second
under Pitino, despite play-
ing the final 3:58 without
point guard Peyton Siva,
who fouled out.
“What happens is, you
can’t lose confidence,”
Pitino said. “I kept telling
the guys, ‘We’re going to the
Final Four. Win the Big East
tournament, you’re going to
the Final Four,’ and they
The Big East tourna-
ment champions are now
going for the NCAA title,
too. They’re on an eight-
game winning streak, with a
trip to New Orleans on the
itinerary and a possible
matchup with Pitino’s old
school, Kentucky, which
will have to get by Baylor on
Sunday to set up a grudge
match to end them all.
This game had a much
more warm-and-fuzzy story
line: Pitino, the young coach
who saw something special
in Donovan, the undersized
guard, and developed a part-
nership that took
Providence on an unexpect-
ed trip to the 1987 Final
Four. Pitino also gave
Donovan his first coaching
job and both men conceded
theirs was more of a father-
son relationship than any-
thing else.
“I’m so proud of Billy
Donovan, the way he
coached this team,” Pitino
said. “He was brilliant. He
took us out of the zone. But
only one team could play
aggressive and come back
like this.”
By The Associated Press
— A psychologist who
looked into a 1998 allega-
tion against former Penn
State assistant football
coach Jerr y Sandusky
told police at the time that
his behavior fit the profile
of a likely pedophile,
NBC News reported
Yet Sandusky was not
criminally charged, nor
placed on a state registry
of suspected child
abusers, and prosecutors
say he continued assault-
ing boys for more than a
decade until his arrest in
NBC obtained a copy of
the campus police depart-
ment’s investigatory
report on an encounter in
which Sandusky was
accused of having inappro-
priate contact with an 11-
year-old boy with whom
he had showered naked
on the Penn State campus.
The police file includes
the report of State College
psychologist Alycia
Chambers, who inter-
viewed and provided coun-
seling to the boy.
“My consultants agree
that the incidents meet all
of our definitions, based
on experience and educa-
tion, of a likely pedophile’s
pattern of building trust
and gradual introduction
of physical touch, within a
context of a ‘loving,’ ‘spe-
cial’ relationship,”
Chambers wrote.
However, a second psy-
chologist, John Seasock,
concluded that Sandusky
had neither assaulted the
boy nor fit the profile of a
Chambers and Seasock
did not immediately
return phone messages
left at their of fices
By The Associated Press
DES MOINES, Iowa — The
University of Tennessee
women’s basketball team was
down 14 points against the 11th-
seeded University of Kansas, an
unheralded bunch few thought
could test the mighty Lady
Feisty sophomore Meighan
Simmons gave Tennessee the
boost it needed to survive and
advance to another regional final.
Simmons scored 16 of her 22
points off the bench in the sec-
ond half to help Tennessee rally
past Kansas 84-73 on Saturday
and advance to its second
straight regional final, and 25th in
31 years.
Glory Johnson added 18
points for the second-seeded
Lady Volunteers (27-8), who’ll
meet Georgia Tech or Baylor on
Monday night for a spot in the
Final Four.
“The first half we tend to get
ourselves in a hole, but we
fought back,” Tennessee associ-
ate head coach Holly Warlick
said. “I thought our bench was
The Lady Volunteers trailed
26-12 in the first half, but cut the
deficit to 35-30 by halftime. They
took the lead for good with a 19-
9 run to open the second half.
Angel Goodrich had a game-
high 23 points and Aishah
Sutherland had 19 for Kansas
(21-13), which fell to 0-3 in
regional semifinals.
Simmons helped pick up the
sluggish Lady Volunteers.
I Baylor 83, Georgia Tech
68: At Des Moines, Iowa, The
Baylor University women’s bas-
ketball team was cruising, the
Lady Bears’ reserves were wait-
ing to check in, and there
seemed to be little excitement.
Then Brittney Griner got
behind the Georgia Tech defense
and everyone in the arena knew
what could be coming.
Baylor’s 6-foot-8 All-
American didn’t disappoint.
Griner threw down a two-
handed dunk to cap a sensation-
al performance and the Lady
Bears stormed into the NCAA
regional finals for the third
straight year with a victory on
Griner (35 points, 10
rebounds, six blocked shots)
took a pass from Brooklyn Pope
and soared in for her dunk with 6
minutes, 29 seconds left in yet
another rout — swinging briefly
on the rim for good measure.
I Duke 74, St. John’s 47: At
Fresno, Calif., Shay Selby took
charge in the second half to fin-
ish with 18 points and seven
assists, leading Duke past St.
John’s on Saturday night in the
Fresno Regional semifinals.
Chelsea Gray, who grew up
about 75 miles north in Stockton,
scored 13 points and Tricia
Liston had 15 for the second-
seeded Blue Devils (25-5) in
what became a surprising rout.
Duke moved within one win of its
first Final Four since 2006 and
will play top-seeded Stanford or
No. 5 seed South Carolina on
Monday night.
Lady Vols
to meet
Pitino, Cards edge
Donovan, Gators
Sandusky called ‘likely
pedophile’ in 1998

STARKVILLE — Mississippi
State University opening night start-
ing pitcher Ben Bracewell might
have taken a giant step in his reha-
bilitation Saturday morning.
The sophomore right-hander,
who has been out since March 2
with soreness in his pitching elbow,
threw a 30-pitch bullpen session off
flat ground approximately three
hours before MSU’s 8-0 loss to the
University of Arkansas at Dudy
Noble Field. MSU coach John
Cohen and pitching coach Butch
Thompson watched Bracewell’s ses-
sion in left field of Polk-Dement
After the outing, which included
fastballs mixed with changeups,
Bracewell told The Dispatch he had
no immediate discomfort in his
throwing arm and was encouraged
that his velocity was nearly identical
to when he started the season.
“I felt good today, and everything
seems to be heading in the right
direction to be ready for game
action soon,” Bracewell said. “Didn’t
throw any breaking balls today
because it was good to throw with
full intensity and not worry about
pain or discomfort anywhere in my
After the game, Cohen told The
Dispatch he was encouraged by
Bracewell’s outing, and that he will
wait to see if Bracewell has any dis-
comfort in his elbow in the next few
“He was really good today and if
we don’t have any setbacks, he
could be available for next week-
end,” Cohen said. “Ben wants to get
back out there, but we’re being care-
ful. But Butch and I like what we see
so far.”
MSU (16-8, 2-2 Southeastern
Conference) will play Alcorn State
University at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and
a three-game series next weekend at
Auburn University.
Bracewell said last week he has
had very little soreness in his right
elbow after doing long toss from 90
and 180 feet in the outfield. MRI
scans two weeks ago showed no
structural damage to his right
elbow. Bracewell’s issue continues
to be the pain he has in his arm days
after he pitches.
“I really think it was an overcom-
pensation deal where I hadn’t been
out there in forever and just over-
threw everything,” Bracewell said
two weeks ago.
After returning this season from
Tommy John surgery, Bracewell
hasn’t surrendered an earned run in
10 1/3 innings, but he felt severe
discomfort after a March 2 start
against the University of
In his absence, junior right-han-
der Chris Stratton (5-0, 2.21), who
also watched the end of Bracewell’s
session, has taken over the role of
Friday night starter. He has deliv-
ered quality starts against LSU and
Arkansas, and has a 1.72 ERA in
league play.
“I really don’t care (who starts)
because you can’t keep a guy like
Ben Bracewell out of our rotation
because that guy has way too much
talent and stuff,” Stratton said this
week. “If the coaches think putting
me back in the bullpen and starting
Ben again helps us win games, I’ll
take that every time.”
“I felt good today, and
everything seems to be
heading in the right direction
to be ready for game action
Mississippi State pitcher
Ben Bracewell
54 — Number of consecu-
tive games Mississippi
State University had
scored in until Saturday.
The streak dated back to
a 18-0 loss to the
University of Florida on
April 9, 2011.
4 – Number of three-ball
counts University of
Arkansas starting pitcher
Ryne Stanek
faced in his sixth victory
of the season.
.150 — MSU’s batting
average against right-hand-
ed pitching Saturday.
31 —Number of double
plays MSU has turned this
season, which is No. 1 in
Division I.
0 — Amount of outs
Kendall Graveman, MSU’s
starting pitcher today, has
recorded against
Arkansas. His appearance
against Arkansas was a
2010 relief stint when he
gave up a hit, a run, and
two walks in an 8-5 loss at
Dudy Noble Field.
Saturday’s College
Baruch 5-8, John Jay 0-5
Castleton St. 9-5, Lyndon 0-0
CCSU 5-5, LIU 0-4
Keuka 9, Lancaster Bible 8
Marist 1-4, Manhattan 0-2
Old Westbury 15-1, Purchase 7-5
Rhode Island 5-3, Charlotte 2-6
Wentworth 5-13, Roger Williams 4-2
Anderson, Ind. 5-4, Transylvania 2-7, 1st
game, 8 innings
Belhaven 12-9, Spring Hill 3-0
Belmont Abbey 9, Pfeiffer 8
Boston College 4-1, Georgia Tech 3-2
Christian Brothers 6, West Florida 1
Florida Atlantic 4, Middle Tennessee 1
Florida St. 5-3, Wake Forest 4-2, 1st
game, comp. of susp. game, 11 innings
Freed-Hardeman 14, Mid-Continent 3
Georgetown, Ky. 13, Shawnee St. 3
Georgia Southern 7-2, Furman 3-6, 1st
game, comp. of susp. game
Guilford 7, E. Mennonite 4
Jacksonville St. 4, E. Kentucky 1
Lee 2-15, Brewton-Parker 0-3
Lipscomb 11, Mercer 3
Louisville 10-5, Cincinnati 2-4, 1st game,
comp. of susp. game
Martin Methodist 8-9, Union (Tenn.) 7-2
Mobile 8-5, Shorter 3-10
Morehead St. 11, Murray St. 10
Mount Olive 21, St. Andrews 3
N.C. State 3, North Carolina 1
Rhodes 8-10, Centre 1-0, 2nd game,
7 innings
Rice 15, Memphis 4
SE Louisiana 4, Texas-Arlington 0
Tennessee Tech 11, UT Martin 1
Thomas More 15, Waynesburg 7
Vanderbilt 5, Georgia 4
Virginia 5, Clemson 1
West Florida 18-1, Christian Brothers 5-6
Friends 5-0, Kansas Wesleyan 4-3
Long Beach St. 13, Wichita St. 1
Sam Houston St. 10, Texas St. 4
TCU 5, New Mexico 4
Friday’s College scores
Hofstra 9, Old Dominion 5
Auburn-Montgomery 6, Loyola, NO 1
Fla. International 6, W. Kentucky 5
Lipscomb 7, Mercer 2
Murray St. 13, Morehead St. 9
Tennessee 4, Kentucky 1
Tenn.-Martin 6, Tennessee Tech 5
Wichita St. 8, Long Beach St. 2
New Mexico 9, TCU 8
Sam Houston St. 4, Texas State 3
Arizona St. 5, California 1
Oregon St. 6, Arizona 5
Continued from Page 3B
After finishing with the best
record in the AL, the Yankees
made a disappointing first-round
exit from the playoffs. General
manager Brian Cashman didn’t
go on a spending spree, but he
addressed the team’s main
problem area: Starting pitching.
On one January day the
Yankees traded prized prospect
Jesus Montero to Seattle for
Pineda, a powerhouse pitcher
who was an All-Star as a rookie
in 2011, and signed Kuroda.
With the surprise unretirement
of Pettitte, the Yankees now
have an abundance of able
arms to make a run at another
title in what could be closer
Mariano Rivera’s last season.
All-Star setup man David
Robertson and Rafael Soriano
are going to have to carry a
heavier burden of getting the
ball to Rivera. The expected
return of Joba Chamberlain from
elbow surgery was put off indef-
initely when the big righty had
surgery Thursday night after he
dislocated his right ankle playing
with his son.
And much hinges on the
health and production of aging
stars Derek Jeter and Alex
Rodriguez — he only played 99
games last year and went for
medical treatment on his knee
and shoulder in Germany at the
urging of Lakers guard Kobe
Bryant. The Yankees also need
Mark Teixeira to rebound from a
sluggish season and Curtis
Granderson to approach the
career-high numbers he
reached last year.
Fresh off an inspiring run to
make the playoffs on the last
day of the season, the Rays
enter 2012 optimistic that their
young and talented pitching staff
led by James Shields, David
Price, and Rookie of the Year
Jeremy Hellickson will lead
them to a second straight trip to
the postseason.
The low-spending ballclub
boosted its payroll 50 percent to
about $65 million and bolstered
its offense by bringing back
Carlos Pena, who hit 28 homers
for the Cubs in his one year
away from Tampa, and signing
former Orioles first baseman-
outfielder Luke Scott to a $6 mil-
lion deal. Scott, though, is
returning from season-ending
shoulder surgery in July.
Boston went 7-20 in
September but still would’ve
made the playoffs last season
with 90 wins had the new two
wild-card team system been in
place. Based on the lack of
splashy offseason player
moves, it appears the Red Sox
owners believe this team has
the talent to make Fenway
Park’s 100th anniversary cele-
bration extend into the postsea-
son. To restore order to the dys-
functional clubhouse, Ben
Cherington, who was promoted
to GM after Theo Epstein bolt-
ed for the Cubs, turned to
Valentine to replace Terry
Francona. Valentine, who last
managed in the major leagues
in 2002, immediately banned
alcohol from the clubhouse, but
if the pitching staff that fell apart
down the stretch doesn’t
rebound, new rules might not
be enough.
Former A’s closer Andrew
Bailey takes over for Jonathan
Papelbon, who signed with
Philadelphia, and Mark
Melancon could end up in the
setup role if Daniel Bard moves
into the rotation.
The Red Sox scored the
most runs in the majors last year
without much production from
Carl Crawford, in the first year of
a huge contract. He’s going to
miss the early part of the season
rehabbing a surgically repaired
left wrist.
Too bad the Blue Jays are in
the East because they could
rack up wins in the Central or
West with the unbalanced
schedule. A solid lineup, led by
two-time defending major
league home run king Jose
Bautista, and youngsters J.P.
Arencibia and Brett Lawrie
should give other teams fits.
GM Alex Anthopoulos
addressed Toronto’s main prob-
lem area: a bullpen that blew 25
save opportunities last year. He
traded for Chicago White Sox
closer Sergio Santos, right-han-
der Francisco Cordero and lefty
Darren Oliver.
Should the Red Sox strug-
gle, Toronto could find itself in
third place.
Last season began with high
hopes for a winning season after
13 straight on the losing end, but
injuries and a horrible pitching
staff did the Orioles in.
Pitching is still a big question
mark, and Baltimore traded its
workhorse Jeremy Guthrie to
Colorado for Jason Hammel. It
also signed Taiwanese left-han-
der Wei-Yin Chen and
Japanese left-hander Tsuyoshi
Wada to revamp the rotation.
The back end of the bullpen
remains suspect with the big
acquisition being Matt Lindstrom
(two saves for Colorado). That
means a shaky Kevin Gregg or
inexperienced Jim Johnson
(nine saves in 14 tries) will do
the closing.
Winning the Central by 15
games was little comfort for the
Tigers, who lost in the AL cham-
pionship series. So they signed
Fielder ($214 million) to comple-
ment Miguel Cabrera in a formi-
dable middle of the order.
Cabrera, though, was forced to
move to third to accommodate
the burly Fielder and he took a
grounder in the face last week
that required stitches. With
Victor Martinez out possibly for
the entire season after having
knee surgery, Cabrera could
see time at DH, too.
With AL MVP and CY Young
Justin Verlander and trade-
deadline acquisition Doug Fister
leading the rotation, Jose
Valverde should get plenty of
chances to match his perfect 49
for 49 record in save opportuni-
ties and Detroit should again run
away with the division.
The Indians could improve
upon their 80-82 season even
without the oft-injured Grady
Sizemore, who had back sur-
gery in March, and starter
Roberto Hernandez (aka
Fausto Carmona), stuck in the
Dominican Republic for now
after settling his identity fraud
case. Justin Masterson, Ubaldo
Jiminez and newcomer Derek
Lowe need to prove solid
starters and outfielder Shin-
Soo Choo must also remain
healthy. The addition of first
baseman Casey Kotchman is
no match for division-leading
Detroit’s addition of Fielder.
The youthful Royals appear
to have what it takes to surprise
some teams.
Pitching will be the real
determining factor, and Kansas
City’s bullpen already had a
major setback when closer
Joakim Soria walked off the
mound with ligament damage in
his elbow last week. Former
Dodgers closer Jonathan
Broxton, coming back from an
injury-plagued season, might
have to step into the stopper
role. Acquiring Jonathan
Sanchez from the San
Francisco Giants should help a
weak rotation.
Here’s to the Twins’ health.
The perennial Central con-
tenders lost 99 games last year
in no small part because Joe
Mauer, Denard Span and Justin
Morneau were out for extended
periods with injuries. If they have
similar problems this year things
could even be worse for
Minnesota, which lost Michael
Cuddyer to free agency.
If they were “All In” last sea-
son, these White Sox are “hard-
ly in” this year. In refashioning
mode, the White Sox traded
Santos and slugger Carlos
Quentin for prospects, and let
ace Mark Buehrle walk without
making any big moves in the off-
season — other than hiring
Ventura, who once was pum-
meled by Ryan in a fight after
getting hit by a pitch when they
were players.
For the White Sox even to
be competitive, they need Adam
Dunn to add at least 100 points
to his pathetic .159 average
from his first year with Chicago
and new ace John Danks to get
off to a good start after opening
0-8 last season. Oh, a healthy
Jake Peavy would help, too —
he hasn’t played a full season
since he arrived in 2009.
So close, twice. But the
Rangers are confident they
have the pieces to finally win
that World Series champi-
onship. Sure they added
Darvish and Nathan, but for the
most part remain intact from last
Texas gave 16-game winner
Derek Holland a five-year con-
tract and hard-throwing closer
Feliz is moving into the rotation.
Nathan will take over at closer
now that he is healthy after hav-
ing Tommy John surgery in
Baseball’s best offense
remains intact. But 2010 AL
MVP Josh Hamilton has been
troubled by injuries and had an
alcohol relapse this offseason.
Expectations are sky-high
for the Angles after spending
through the roof in the offseason
to sign Pujols and Wilson.
Pujols will hit third in a lineup
that has Mark Trumbo coming
off a stellar rookie year and
should include the return of
Kendry Morales, who’s been out
since breaking his ankle in a cel-
ebration at home plate in 2010.
Pujols’ arrival might even help
Vernon Wells rebound from a
difficult start to his Angels
career. Iannetta should boost
the meager offensive production
the club got from the catcher
position last year.
Veterans LaTroy Hawkins
and Jason Isringhausen were
signed to help shore up an aver-
age bullpen.
The A’s surprised baseball
by giving Cespedes a $36 mil-
lion, four-year deal, and signing
Manny Ramirez to a minor
league deal, hoping he can find
his swing by the time his 50-
game drug suspension is up at
the end of May and give a boost
to an anemic offense.
At the same time GM Billy
Beane dismantled a pitching
staff that had the third best ERA
in the AL last year, trading All-
Star starter Gio Gonzalez, All-
Star closer Andrew Bailey and
Trevor Cahill.
The Mariners lost a team-
record 17 in a row, hit a majors
worst .233 and scored only
556 runs last year and the only
potent bat they acquired this
winter was Montero — and
they had to trade Pineda to get
Instead, the Mariners expect
promising youngsters Dustin
Ackley, Mike Carp and Montero
to help lift the team out of the
offensive doldrums. It might not
be enough with Chone Figgins,
who hit .188 last year, in the
leadoff spot as Ichiro Suzuki
moves to third.
On the bright side, the
Mariners have 2010 Cy Young
Award winner Felix Hernandez
and are flush with pitching
prospects. Hector Noesi — who
arrived in the Montero deal —
and 23-year-old Blake Beavan
will be joined by veteran Kevin
Millwood in the rotation to start
the season.
Bracewell pleased with bullpen session
rig due because they’re
making efforts to conserve
the bass population. Some
professional anglers have
said a bass sometimes will
bite the rig and get hung
up in the other four hang-
ing baits, damaging its
eyes or embedding a hook
into its side, which increas-
es the mortality rate for
some fish.
In the state of
Mississippi, the Alabama
rig is banned from the fol-
lowing areas:
I Grenada, Arkabutla,
Sardis, and Enid Lakes
I Spillways of Ross
Barnett and Okatibbee
I Spillways of Grenada,
Enid, Sardis, and
Arkabutla lakes from spill-
way to the end of the
I Bluff Lake spillway in
Noxubee County
I Lowhead Dam on
Ross Barnett from the dam
to the end of the idle speed
only/no wake zone area
downstream of the dam.
Tennessee has banned
the Alabama Rig, and
other states are looking
into the matter.
Trip Weldon, the
Bassmasters Elite Series
and Bassmasters Classic
tournament director, said
in a news release, “I have
enjoyed catching bass on
umbrella rigs and found
them to be very effective
in some situations. I have
witnessed the excitement
this technique has generat-
ed in our sport.
“However, the Elite
Series Rules Committee
members unanimously
asked to be held to a high-
er standard. We have
decided to honor their rec-
Bass tournament rules
always have been that an
angler could only use one
rod at a time. Another
recent change mandated
only one lure can be used
at a time. The Alabama rig
is considered one lure with
multiple appendages. If
you argue that it has five
hooks on the lure, then
what about a crankbait that
has two treble hooks with
six barbed hooks?
Until the final verdict
comes in on what is legal
for our states, I hope
anglers who use the rig
will take the extra steps to
preserve fish populations.
Kevin Forrester is
Outdoors writer for The
Dispatch. He can be reached
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MSU baseball
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“The kid is good and
was changing eye levels up
and down the zone,” said
MSU sophomore leadoff
hitter Adam Frazier, who
went hitless for only the
fifth time in a game this sea-
son. “I felt we put some
good swings on him and
then helped him out later in
the game.”
MSU senior left-handed
starter Nick Routt was
effective through four
innings, but he fell into
trouble in the fifth, allowing
two runs off back-to-back
hits by the middle of the
“The positive is Routt
found his changeup and got
some swing and misses,”
Cohen said. “The changeup
is going to be a difference-
maker for him.”
Routt had been strug-
gling with the delivery of
his straight changeup,
which contributed to his
having Tommy John sur-
gery on his pitching elbow
in 2010. The surgery forced
him to invent more of a cir-
cle changeup to ease the
tension on the elbow and
In the sixth, Wise drew a
walk against reliever Evan
Mitchell after being in an 0-
2 hole. Wise was the first of
seven straight Arkansas
batters to reach base. A
parade of hits, errors, and
mistakes followed and led
to a six-run inning. Mitchell
and left-handed freshman
Jacob Lindgren couldn’t
prevent Arkansas from
becoming the first team to
bat around against MSU
this season.
“We can not shove the
ball in the strike zone
enough to get a ball in
play,” Cohen said. “That
really killed us.”
Arkansas cleanup hitter
Matt Reynolds had three
hits and three RBIs to lead
the 19-hit attack.
MSU will try to win its
first SEC series of the sea-
son at noon today when it
goes with junior right-han-
der Kendall Graveman (2-0,
2.30) to in the series finale.
“We got a job to finish,”
Graveman said. “I really feel
comfortable with the plan
Mitch (Slauter) and coach
(Butch) Thompson have
laid out for me, so we’ll go
out and execute a plan.”
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birdie until the 17th
hole but kept bogeys off
his card for a 71.
“There’s a fair bit of
expectations on Tiger,”
McDowell said. “He’s
looking to complete the
comeback tomorrow,
because there’s no doubt
he’s playing great. He’s
got the ball under control.
But he’s got to go out
there and try to win tomor-
row, the same way I do and
a lot of other players that
have got the opportunity
to win.”
It will be the 40th time
Woods has taken the lead
into the final round on the
PGA Tour. He has failed to
win just twice, one of those
times as a 20-year-old in
his third start as a pro.
Woods was more inter-
ested in winning for the
72nd time on tour than the
30 months it has taken to
get to this point.
“I’m looking forward to
tomorrow. I’m looking for-
ward to getting out there
and playing and compet-
ing again,” Woods said.
“As far as what it would
mean? It would mean No.
72. Not a bad number,
I Couples, Sluman tied for
lead at Fallen Oak: At Saucier,
Jeff Sluman watched Fred
Couples make six birdies in a row
in the morning.
He did his best imitation in the
Sluman birdied five of the final
seven holes for an 8-under 64 in
the second round Saturday to
climb into a tie for the lead with
Couples in the Mississippi Gulf
Resort Classic.
“It was a difficult day, but I just
hit the ball very well,” Sluman
said. “I was never in any major
trouble and I hit a lot of greens.”
Most of the players had to fin-
ish their first rounds early
Saturday morning before the sec-
ond round began. Sluman was
paired with Couples during the
early morning golf as Couples
ripped off six straight birdies to
end his first round and finish with
a course-record 63.
I Yani Tseng has three-
stroke lead in Kia Classic: At
Carlsbad, Calif., Top-ranked Yani
Tseng remained in position for
her second straight LPGA Tour
title and third in five events this
year, shooting a bogey-free 3-
under 69 on Saturday to take a
three-stroke lead into the final
round of the Kia Classic.
Tseng missed a 5-foot birdie
try on the par-5 17th, then
saved par with an 8-foot putt on
the par-4 18th to finish at 12-
under 204 on La Costa’s
Legends Course
The 23-year-old Taiwanese
star won the LPGA Founders
Cup last week in Phoenix for her
14th LPGA Tour title, and also
won the LPGA Thailand in
February. She led the tour last
season with seven victories —
including major victories in the
LPGA Championship and
Women’s British Open — and fin-
ished the year with 12 worldwide

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Facing “a very tight
monthly budget” after the
recession hurt his
Michigan solo law prac-
tice, John Ceci has cut
back on movies and
restaurant meals, drives a
1996 Honda and has high-
er priorities than health
“I would prefer to pur-
chase a new car rather
than pay a monthly health-
care premium,” Ceci said
in a court affidavit after
suing to block President
Barack Obama’s health-
care law, which requires
most people to have insur-
ance by 2014. “I cannot
afford both.”
The recession hit Ceci
hard enough that, 13
months before his March
2010 lawsuit to overturn
the insurance require-
ment, he filed for bank-
ruptcy relief from almost
$120,000 of unpaid bal-
ances on 20 credit cards,
according to court
As the Supreme Court
prepares to review the
health- care law this week,
Ceci’s case is one of three
lawsuits, filed by 11 indi-
vidual plaintiffs, in which
federal appeals courts
have ruled on the insur-
ance mandate. Four of the
people who objected to
getting health coverage,
including Ceci, have gone
to bankruptcy court to dis-
charge debts they couldn’t
pay, court filings show.
Questions about who
foots the bill for treating
the uninsured are key to
the Obama administra-
tion’s defense of the indi-
vidual mandate. While
people challenging the law
say they want to choose
how to manage their own
medical and financial
affairs, some may be gam-
bling that they won’t need
expensive care, said
Michelle Mello, a profes-
sor at the Harvard School
of Public Health in Boston.
“Is it a choice about
making an arrangement
about how to pay for your
future needs, or is it decid-
ing that you have higher
priorities and you’re just
going to take your
chances?” Mello said in a
telephone interview. “And
is part of taking your
chances that somebody
else may wind up paying
your bills?”
Few people can afford
to pay thousands of dollars
out-of- pocket if stricken
by “bolt-from-the-blue”
injuries or ailments, the
government said in court
briefs. The cost of treating
people without insurance,
it said, is passed to others
in the form of higher
prices and costlier insur-
ance premiums.
“Every individual is
always at risk of requiring
health care, and the need
for particularly expensive
services is unpredictable,”
the administration said in
its Supreme Court appeal.
Underscoring the
importance of insuring
against catastrophic costs,
the government argued,
health-care expenses con-
tribute to more than six
out of 10 personal bank-
“That’s the argument
advanced by the Obama
apologists,” Robert Muise,
a lawyer representing
Ceci, said in a telephone
interview. “It’s utter non-
sense to say we can trash
the Constitution because
there are some people
who have had bankrupt-
The health-care debate
involves “very difficult pol-
icy questions that have to
be resolved,” said Muise, a
co-founder of the
American Freedom Law
Center, which describes
itself as a Judeo-Christian
public interest law firm.
“But they have to be
resolved in a way that’s
acceptable under the
A bankruptcy filing
briefly threatened the
Supreme Court’s review of
the insurance mandate.
Mary Brown, one of the
original participants in the
lawsuit at the court, shut
down her Florida auto
repair shop and filed for
bankruptcy in September,
listing about $4,700 of
unpaid medical bills
among $60,000 of unse-
cured debts.
A trial judge had said
Brown could challenge the
coverage requirement,
even though it hasn’t
taken effect, because she
had to make financial
preparations now that
could endanger her busi-
ness. After her shop
closed, lawyers fighting
the insurance mandate
had to get the Supreme
Court’s permission to add
new plaintiffs to the case.
Brown’s refusal to have
health insurance had little
or nothing to do with her
financial crisis, as unpaid
medical costs represented
only a sliver of the debt
that pushed Brown and
her husband into bank-
ruptcy, said Karen
Harned, a lawyer with the
National Federation of
Independent Business
who represents Brown
and other plaintiffs in the
“She didn’t have the
customers, she couldn’t
support her business any-
more and she had to file,”
Harned said in a telephone
interview. Brown still
doesn’t have health insur-
ance “and she doesn’t want
the government to tell her
she has to have it,” Harned
said. “This is not constitu-
An Atlanta federal
appeals court in Brown’s
case struck down the
insurance requirement,
saying it exceeded
Congress’s authority to
regulate interstate com-
merce. An appeals court in
Cincinnati upheld the law
against Ceci’s challenge.
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The Washington Post
February 2009, Michael
Zucker told a group of
highly paid surgeons
something they did not
want to hear: The way
they earned a salary was
about to change.
Zucker is the chief
development officer at
Baptist Health System, a
five-hospital network in
San Antonio. For 37 com-
mon surgeries, such as
hip replacements and
pacemaker implants, he
said, the system would
soon collect “bundled”
Medicare payments.
Traditionally, hospitals
and doctors had collected
separate fees for each
step of such procedures;
now they would get a
lump sum for treating
everything related to the
patient’s condition.
If a hospital delivered
care for less than the
bundled rate, while hit-
ting certain quality met-
rics, it would keep the
difference as profit. But if
costs were high and qual-
ity was too low, Baptist
would lose money. For
the first time in their
careers, the doctors’ pay-
checks depended on the
quality of the care they
Four surgeons quit in
“I’d describe the
reception as lukewarm at
best,” Zucker says.
“There was a lot of: ‘How
could you do this?’ and
‘I’m not going to partici-
pate.’ “
The program launched
in June 2009 with a
checklist of quality met-
rics. To earn a bonus,
surgeons would, among
other things, need to
ensure that antibiotics
were administered an
hour before surgery and
halted 24 hours after,
reducing the chances of
costly complications.
Only three doctors hit
the metrics that first
month, but their bonuses
caught the attention of
others. “There was a lot
of, ‘Why are those doc-
tors getting more, and
I’m not?” Zucker says.
Eight doctors got bonus
payments in July; two
dozen got them in
August. Compliance with
certain quality metrics
steadily climbed from 89
percent to 98 percent in
three months.
Two-and-a-half years
later, Baptists’ surgeons
have earned more than
$950,000 in bonuses.
Medicare, meanwhile,
has netted savings: Its
bundled rate is about 5
percent lower than all
the fees it used to pay
out for the same servic-
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run,” says Zucker, noting
the start-up costs in
administering the pro-
gram — not to mention a
handful of lost employ-
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his is a
ful time
of year in our
area. After
such a gentle
winter, spring
caught me by
Azaleas and
tulips and dog-
wood are
exploding in
palettes of pink and laven-
der and sunny yellow.
The oak trees are pow-
dering porches with their
soft green
dust. Mother
Nature mixes
colors that
might be too
flamboyant if
combined in
our clothing
or home
décor. But she
pulls it all off
with an exqui-
site finesse.
In my
Southside Columbus
neighborhood some hous-
es also seem more
vibrant, reflecting the
hues of the season. Annis
Cox’s watermelon red cot-
tage and Jennifer Miller’s
opulent “Painted Lady”
dazzle in the warm sun-
light. Almost every home
appears to wear lacy petti-
coats of lilies or
Of course we can’t give
all the credit for color and
creativity to the season.
Some of this beauty has
the touch of human
hands. I have fallen in
love with stone sculptures
that border the yard on
one Southside bungalow.
It is the home of Holly
Krogh, Ross Whitwam,
and their daughters Lucy
and Henrietta.
The small piles of rock
are organic constructions
that could have magically
emerged from the earth. I
thought they may, per-
haps, be a Stonehenge for
fairies, or altars for lep-
rechauns. I was wrong.
These constructions
are “inukshuk,” an Inuit
word which means “stone
man that points the way.”
Ross told me, “I first
encountered inuksuks ...
.driving to visit my sister
and her family. They live
in northern Ontario, and
the drive up to see them
involves some long, for-
lorn stretches of highway.
Years ago, when I was
making a visit I started
seeing, every now and
then and in totally ran-
dom spots by the side of
the highway, these care-
fully piled up rock struc-
tures that I now know are
I always found that a
happy-making experi-
ence. On a lonely, largely
bare stretch of highway
with few signs of other
people, to suddenly see
something both natural
(just rocks like all the
other rocks around them)
and human-made (artfully
piled up in a way that
could not occur random-
ly) was sort of like get-
ting a friendly letter from
someone you didn’t even
know ... ”
The Krogh-Whitwam
home was built in the
1920s. It is a pale green
stucco, with an inviting
Adele Elliott
y day, Brad Overby is a seri-
ous graduate student, study-
ing diligently for his master’s
degree in business administration.
A responsible 24-year-old who loves
his wife and dog. But by night, or,
frankly, any other chance he gets,
he’s Drift0r — carving a path
through YouTube with oddball cos-
tumes, dark humor, fake blood,
buddies and, oh yes, the dog.
“It’s really all kind of acciden-
tal,” he says with a dry laugh,
clicking through video clips on
his computer at home in
Starkville. He just got out of a
sweaty gorilla costume. It goes
with the territory
The “accidental” he refers to is
the somewhat unexpected
YouTube following his self-pro-
duced videos have garnered. Not
to mention the funds those videos
are earning to help him through
“This didn’t actually start out
as a business, more of a hobby,”
the Greenwood native said. “But I
eventually realized I was making
way too much money to classify it
as a hobby any more.”
In 2011, his video-based
income topped $40,000. To date,
2012 is on track to do as well, he
“Anybody who has videos that
are popular enough and draw a lot
of views could have adverts (ads)
on them,” stated Overby. Google
advertising handles the details.
Each view generates a fraction of
a cent, he explained. With several
million views, the math adds up.
While the money is certainly
welcome, it’s not the only thing
that inspires the prolific content
being posted by the Starkville res-
“I really like telling stories; I
consider myself an entertainer,”
said Overby, whose YouTube
channel has more than 65,000
subscribers and more than 6 mil-
lion combined worldwide viewers
of his productions.
Videos range in topic from per-
sonal dream narratives to slap-
stick conversations between him
and Ozy, his Shiba Inu. Ozy, a ver-
satile, happy canine actor, is as
adept at portraying a hot dog or
bumble bee as he is playing Bat
Dog or Dog Vader.
“Ozy has a voice actor out of
New York (via Skype), kind of a
young, aggressive voice,” Overby
explained, stroking the pup lying
on his lap. In a background video
playing on the computer, the on-
screen Ozy is heard to “say,” “Do
not mock the Bat Dog.”
In the fall of 2011, Drift0r (with
a zero, not an “o”) looked to
expand the team. With tweets and
flyers on MSU’s campus, he
broadcast a call for actors and set
about broadening the scope of the
Austin May, a 23-year-old
graphic design major from
Jackson, came on board.
“I hooked up with Brad in
September. The first video I did I
got my butt kicked,” he grinned,
lounging against a wall in
Overby’s house, watching clips of
a work-in-progress over his
friend’s shoulder. “I’m usually the
one they have rolling around in
glass or getting hit in the head.”
Overby is a zealous gamer.
Many of the projects tie in to the
video games “Call of Duty:
Modern Warfare 3,” “Battlefield
3,” and “Fallout.”
The action is filmed by Jacques
Duet, the group’s cinematograph-
er. Duet, 19, is a mechanical engi-
neering major from Midland,
Luisa Porter/Dispatch Staff
YouTube entrepreneur Brad Overby, in the gorilla suit, and Austin May, right, ad-lib a scene Wednesday in front of the green screen mounted in Overby’s Starkville
home. Cinematographer Jacques Duet films, as Ryan Henderson tempts Ozy the Bat Dog with a treat. All (except Ozy) are students at Mississippi State University.
MSU grad student taps worldwide audience
and cold cash by carving out a YouTube niche
Luisa Porter/Dispatch Staff
Ryan Henderson, left, and Jacques Duet review shots at Brad
Overby’s home. Henderson is the group’s “special effects wizard.”
Surprised by sculpture
Monday, March 26
Pilgrimage kick-off party
— The Columbus Spring Pilgrimage
begins with a kick-off par ty on the
lawn of the Tennessee Williams
Welcome Center at 300 Main St.
from 5-8 p.m. Enjoy shrimp and cat-
fish poboys by Table of Plenty and
live music by The Motions and Big
Joe Shelton. Then catch the open-
ing night of Tales from the Cr ypt at
Friendship Cemeter y. For more
information, contact the Columbus
Cultural Heritage Foundation at
Monday through Thursday,
March 26-29
Pine Grove Arts Festival
— Festivities during East
Mississippi Community College’s
annual festival include an ar t
exhibit kicked off by Big Joe
Shelton at 2 p.m. in Aust Hall on
the Scooba campus March 26, a
concer t by the EMCC choir in
Stennis Hall March 27 at 7 p.m.,
and a day of music and visual
ar tists on the Golden Triangle
(Mayhew) campus March 28 begin-
ning at 10 a.m. Inflatables will be
available for children. Per formers
and visual ar tists interested in par-
ticipating may contact Scott Baine
March 26, 28, 30
and April 2, 4
Tales from the Crypt —
This award-winning and popular
Spring Pilgrimage event features
Mississippi School for Math and
Science students bringing dramatic
histor y alive at Friendship
Cemeter y. Vignettes revisit local
citizens, interred at the cemeter y,
who contributed to the histor y of
the city and state. Hours are from
7-10 p.m. (please arrive no later
than 9 p.m.; wear comfortable
walking shoes). Admission is $4 for
adults and $2 for students. For
more information, contact the
Columbus Cultural Heritage
Foundation at 800-920-3533.
Wednesday, March 28
Artist’s visit —Mississippi
artist and educator William “Bill”
Dunlap will present a talk,
“Confessions of an Itinerant
Painter,” at 11 a.m. in the Giles
Hall Auditorium on Mississippi
State University’s campus. The pro-
gram is free and open to the public.
MUW Exhibit Reception —
The public is invited to an opening
reception for the Mississippi
University for Women annual juried
student show from 5:30-7 p.m. at
the Eugenia Summer Galler y in the
Ar t and Design Building on campus.
The show of juried ar t will be dis-
played through April 13. The galler y
is open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Monday through Friday. For more
information, contact Galler y
Director Alex Stelioes-Wills at 662-
Thursday, March 29
Noon Tunes — The Noon Tunes
spring series begins with free live
music by Mike Cooper on the
Tennessee Williams Welcome
Center lawn from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Lunch by The Front Door is avail-
able for purchase. For more infor-
mation, contact Main Street
Columbus, 662-328-6305.
Hillary Parker opening —
The Columbus Ar ts Council invites
the public to a free reception from
5:30-7 p.m. opening an exhibit by
international award-winning botani-
cal watercolorist Hillar y Parker at
the Rosenzweig Ar ts Center, 501
Main St. For more information, con-
tact the CAC at 662-328-2787.
“Acoustiverse” —Three of
the Golden Triangle’s premier
acoustic guitarists are showcased
in “Acoustiverse,” par t of the
“Par tial to Home” music series pre-
sented by the Columbus Ar ts
Council to celebrate area musi-
cians. Drew Dieckmann, Bo
Jeffares and Joe Jordan are fea-
tured in the 7 p.m. show at the
Rosenzweig Ar ts Center’s Omnova
Theater, 501 Main St. Admission at
the door is $8. For more informa-
tion, contact the CAC at 662-328-
March 29, 30, 31
and April 1, 5, 6, 7
Carriage rides —See historic
Columbus from a different perspec-
tive during Spring Pilgrimage.
Carriage rides will depar t from the
parking lot behind the Tennessee
Williams Home Welcome Center,
300 Main St., from 9 a.m.-until.
Cost is $5 per passenger.
Friday and Saturday,
March 30-31
Friends Book Sale —The
Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes
Public Librar y hosts its Spring Book
Sale behind the librar y at 314
Seventh St. N. from 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
March 30, and 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
March 31. A preview and sale
Friends’ members is March 29 from
4-7 p.m. Anyone can join the
Friends at the librar y or at the sale
March 29. Proceeds benefit the
Columbus-Lowndes librar y system.
For more information, contact the
librar y at 662-329-5300.
Ragtime Jazz Festival —
The sixth annual Charles Templeton
Ragtime Jazz Festival at Mitchell
Memorial Librar y on the Mississippi
State University campus includes
concer ts and talks with some of
today’s most accomplished ragtime
ar tists. Tickets are available for
individual events, or purchase an
All Event Badge for $50. For tick-
ets or information, visit
val/index.html, or contact Lyle Tate
at 662-325-2559.
Saturday, March 31
Pilgrimage 10K —This annual
run begins at the Tennessee
Williams Home Welcome Center at
300 Main St., Columbus, at 8 a.m.
Register at
Artisans Alley —Revisit some
of the handcrafted items of yester-
year as artisans showcase hand-
made period goods and fresh baked
foods. This Pilgrimage event is from
9 a.m.-2 p.m. next to the
Tennessee Williams Home Welcome
Book signing —As par t of
Pilgrimage festivities, the Columbus
Cultural Heritage Foundation hosts
a book signing with Neil White,
author of “Mississippians,”
“Mississippi’s 100 Greatest
Football Players of All Time,” “In
the Sanctuar y of Outcasts” and
more, at 10 a.m. at the Tennessee
Williams Home. Welcome Center.
Mayor’s Unity Picnic —The
public is invited to Mayor Rober t
Smith’s annual Unity Picnic at 5
p.m. at the River walk in Columbus.
This celebration is free to all.
Wednesday, April 4
Table Talk — Sid Salter, jour-
nalist in residence at Mississippi
State University Libraries, talks
about his 2011 biography “Jack
Cristil: Voice of the MSU Bulldogs”
at the Friends of the Librar y’s Table
Talk April series. Bring your lunch
at 11:30 a.m. (iced tea provided),
or join friends from noon-1 p.m. for
the program at the librar y, 314
Seventh St. N. For more informa-
tion, contact the librar y at 662-
329-5300 or email
Thursday, April 5
Noon Tunes — This Thursday
mid-day music and lunch series
continues with tunes by Paul Brady
at the Tennessee Williams Home
Welcome Center, 300 Main St.,
and lunch by The Front Door avail-
able for purchase. For more infor-
mation, contact Main Street
Columbus, 662-328-6305.
“Emergence” — A free recep-
tion from 5:30-7:30 p.m. will open
a group exhibit by emerging ar tists
at the Renee Reedy Photography
Studio at 101 Fifth St. S. For more
information, call 662-368-8181.
Saturday, April 7
Farmers’ Market opening
— Welcome spring at the Hitching
Lot Farmers’ Market 2012 opening
at 7 a.m. The market at Second
Avenue and Second Street Nor th
features local produce, ar tisans,
coffee, baked goods, live plants
and herbs and will be open from 7-
10 a.m. each Saturday, as well as
4-6 p.m. on Mondays and 6-10 a.m.
on Thursdays through October. For
more information, contact Main
Street Columbus, 662-328-6305.
Champagne, dessert party
— The final day of Spring
Pilgrimage will conclude with a 6
p.m. champagne and desser t par t y
at historic Shadowlawn, the home
of Burnette Avakian at 1024
College St. Tickets are $20, avail-
able at the door. For more informa-
tion, contact the Columbus Cultural
Heritage Foundation, 800-920-
April 19-22, 24-28
“Second Samuel” —
Starkville Community Theatre pres-
ents this Pulitzer-nominated play
directed by Pattye Archer at the
Playhouse on Main, 108 E.Main,
Starkville, at 7:30 p.m. nightly
(except 2 p.m. Sunday, April 22).
The play’s author, Pamela Parker,
will attend opening night. When
“Miss Ger trude,” the “sweetest
woman that ever drawed a breath,”
dies, the townfolk of Second
Samuel, Ga., learn a lot about
themselves. Tickets are $15 ($10
students). They go on sale to the
general public April 14. For more
information, contact the SCT at
Saturday, April 21
Cotton District Arts
Festival — This annual festival
features more than 100 ar tisans,
plus live music, the Taste of
Starkville, Writers Village,
Children’s Village, Celtic Village, a
5K run, pet parade and numerous
other activities from 8 a.m-5 p.m.
For more information, contact the
Starkville Area Ar ts Council, 662-
324-3080, or visit
Sugarland — As par t of Super
Bulldog Weekend festivities, the
multi-award winning Sugarland will
be in concer t at Davis Wade
Stadium on the Mississippi State
University campus, following the 5
p.m. Maroon/White spring football
game. For tickets ($25-$60) and a
schedule of other Bulldog Weekend
events, go to or call
the MSU Depar tment of Athletics,
Monday March 26 through
Saturday April 7
Spring Pilgrimage —
Columbus’ 72nd Spring Pilgrimage
showcases antebellum homes, gar-
dens and churches on tour, as well
as special events including Tales
from the Crypt, a 10K run, the
Mayor’s Unity Breakfast, carriage
rides, double decker bus tours and
more. Enjoy the kick-off part y
Monday (see below). For additional
information, contact the Columbus
Cultural Heritage Foundation at
800-920-3533 or visit columbus-
Photo by Carmen K. Sisson
Hannah Brady strolls past
azaleas at the Amzi Love
Home during the 2010
Today – Wilson Phillips, Riley Center,
Meridian, 6 p.m. ($44-50). 601-696-2200
Today through March 27 – Jewish Film
Festival, Bama Theatre, Tuscaloosa, Ala.;
various times ($5-7/screening). 205-758-
5195 or
March 26 – The Alabama Blues Project
and Kentuck Arts Center present “An
Introduction to the Blues,” Kentuck’s
Clarke Building, 1922 Fifth St., Northport,
Ala., 7 p.m. ($10). 205-758-1257 or deb-
March 30-April 1 – Aberdeen Southern
Heritage Pilgrimage and related events.
Aberdeen Visitors Bureau, aberdeenpilgrim- or 800-634-3538.
March 31 – The Attala Historical Society’s
Bluegrass Festival with Rodney Dillard
Band, Nash Street and Larr y Wallace
Band; Kosciusko Junior High Auditorium, 6
p.m. ($12 advance/$15 door). 662-289-
April 5 – Alison Krauss & Union Station,
Birmingham-Jefferson Complex ($45-60).
205-458-8400 or
April 7 – Hank Williams Jr. (with 38
Special and Drake White), Tuscaloosa
Amphitheater ($27-62). 205-248-5280 or
– Del McCoury Band and The Preservation
Hall Jazz Band, Riley Center, Meridian
($34-$40). 601-696-2200 or msurileycen-
– Dulcimer Day, Natchez Trace Parkway
Visitor Center, Milepost 266 near Tupelo,
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Dulcimer history, crafts-
manship and music. Free. 662-680-4027 or
April 12 – Eric Church (with Brantley
Gilbert and Blackberr y Smoke),
BancorpSouth Arena, Tupelo ($35-43).
662-841-6528 or
April 13 – Luke Bryan (with Craig
Campbell and Frankie Ballard), Tuscaloosa
Amphitheater ($25-35). 205-248-5280 or
April 13-14 – Hot Air Balloon Festival and
Azalea Festival, Veterans Park, Tupelo.
662-840-3117 or
April 14 – The Avett Brothers,
BancorpSouth Center, Tupelo ($29-39).
662-841-6528 or
– Lee Ann Womack, Riley Center, Meridian
($46-52). 601-696-2200 or msurileycen-
May 4 – Alison Krauss and Union Station
featuring Jerr y Douglas, Thalia Mara Hall,
Jackson ($59-60).
May 5 – “Soul Salvation” featuring Ruthie
Foster and Paul Thorn, Riley Center,
Meridian ($22-28). 601-696-2200 or msuri-
May 8 – Bonnie Raitt, Riley Center,
Meridian ($81-87). 601-696-2200 or msuri-
May 12 – Wilco, Thalia Mara Hall, Jackson
($42-50). 601-353-0603 or
May 19 – Wynonna Judd and The Big
Noise, Riley Center, Meridian ($64-70).
601-696-2200 or
June 2 – 15th annual Freedom Creek
Festival, founded by and in honor of the
late Willie King. Aliceville, Ala. Details
TBA. King.
July 3 – Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band
(Steve Lukather, Gregg Rolie, Richard
Page, Todd Rundgren, Mark Rivera and
Gregg Bissonette), Tuscaloosa
Amphitheater ($32-$72). 205-248-5280 or (Tickets on
sale now.)
July 11 – Crosby, Stills and Nash,
Tuscaloosa Amphitheater ($32-$72). 205-
248-5280 or
( Tickets go on sale April 6.)
The Golden Triangle is within easy traveling distance of some of the best entertainment and
events in the region. Support all your community has to offer, and when you’re on the road,
these might pique your interest. Concerts are evening performances, unless otherwise
noted. Be aware, some venues add “convenience charges” to ticket prices.
ynamic musical
showmanship and
toe-tapping enter-
tainment again are on the
schedule for the sixth
annual Charles Templeton
Ragtime Jazz Festival at
Mississippi State.
Taking place on the
university campus March
30-31, the major spring
event includes evening
concerts in Lee Hall’s
Bettersworth Auditorium,
along with daytime ses-
sions and tours at the
Templeton Music
Museum in Mitchell
Memorial Library.
To view the perform-
ance schedule and pur-
chase tickets for the indi-
vidual programs — or
entire festival — visit
“This signature festival
features some of the most
talented pianists around
in a setting that has come
to be known for its
warmth, hospitality, and
uniqueness,” said festival
coordinator Stephen
“All events center
around the Templeton
Collection, home of more
than 22,000 pieces of
sheet music, 200 instru-
ments and extensive
memorabilia from the
1800s to 1930s. All docu-
ment the distinctly
American approach to the
‘business of music,’”
added Cunetto, systems
administrator for MSU
Music men
The 2012 schedule
includes four returning
artists and one making his
first campus appearance.
They include:
Barnhart – A
band leader,
artist, composer, peda-
gogue and entertainer,
Barnhart appears regularly
as a soloist and band
pianist for international par-
ties, festivals, clubs and
cruises. When not perform-
ing, Barnhart has recorded
as both a pianist and vocal-
ist on more than 75 full-
length albums.
Ragtime Jazz Festival will ‘razzle
dazzle’ March 30-31
Jason Robert Allen and Jennifer Marie Johnson
Retired Lt. Col. Sonic and Mrs. Diane Johnson of
Caledonia announce the engagement of their daugh-
ter, Jennifer Marie Johnson, to Jason Robert Allen,
son of Robby and Carol Allen of Olive Branch.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene A. Marsh of Mandeville, La.,
and Mrs. Betty Johnson and the late Thomas
Johnson of Baton Rouge, La.
She is a 2004 graduate of Caledonia High School,
where she was valedictorian. She is a graduate of
Mississippi State University, where she received a
Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering with
a minor in mathematics. She is a member of Phi
Kappa Phi and Delta Gamma Sorority.
She is employed as a civil engineer with the
Neel-Schafer Engineering Firm in Southaven.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Mrs.
Jeanne Allen and the late Mr. Dan Allen of Olive
Branch, and Mrs. Ann Williams and the late Mr.
Clyde Williams of Olive Branch.
He is a 2003 graduate of Olive Branch High
School and is a graduate of Christian Brothers
University in Tennessee, where he received a bach-
elor’s degree in civil engineering.
He is employed as a civil engineer with the Neel-
Schafer Engineering Firm in Southaven.
Vows will be exchanged April 14, 2012, at
Annunciation Catholic Church in Columbus.
Jonathan Weathers and Danielle Sims
Mr. John Sims of Steens announces the engage-
ment of his daughter, Danielle Sims, to Jonathan
Weathers, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Weathers of
Ethelsville, Ala.
Vows will be exchanged May 27, 2012, at McBee
Baptist Church in Columbus.
Billy Moore Livingston II and Sandy George
John George Jr. and Judy George, and Lynn and
Nancy House, all of Hamilton, announce the
engagement of their daughter, Sandy George
Garrison of Aberdeen, to Billy Moore Livingston II
of Caledonia, son of Linda Livingston of Caledonia.
The bride elect is the granddaughter of Dorothy
Jean Malone and the late William P. Malone, Pauline
House, and the late John P. George and Betty Sue
She is a 1992 graduate of Hamilton High School.
She is employed with the Radiology Clinic in
The prospective groom is the grandson of the
late Davis Adair and Josie Adair.
He attended Caledonia High School.
He is employed with Baldor Electric in
Vows will be exchanged March 31, 2012, at 2
p.m. at the Church of Christ in Vernon, Ala.
Weddings, engagements and
The Dispatch welcomes wedding,
engagement and anniversary announce-
ments. All announcements need to be
submitted on forms provided by The
Dispatch. Separate forms with guidelines
for submission are available for each type
of announcement.
The charge for an announcement with
a photograph is $25. The charge for an
announcement without a photograph is
$15. All photographs will be printed in
black and white.
(The fee includes a one-month sub-
scription to The Dispatch; this can be a
new subscription or added to an existing
Photos can be returned by mail if a
self-addressed, stamped envelope is
included with the form, or they can be
picked up after the announcement runs in
the paper.
In order for an engagement announce-
ment to run on the desired date, it must
be submitted at least 21 days prior to that
publication date or the date of the wed-
ding. There will be no exceptions.
Wedding announcements should be
submitted within six months after the
date of the wedding.
Anniversary announcements will be
printed for couples who have been mar-
ried 50 years or more. Forms should be
submitted three weeks prior to the event.
Couples submitting a picture may include
an original wedding picture at no extra
Forms may be hand-delivered to the
office of The Dispatch, 516 Main St.,
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
faxed to 662-329-8937, or mailed to The
Commercial Dispatch, P.O. Box 511,
Columbus, MS 39703. Forms can also be
downloaded from The Dispatch web site
Any questions concerning announce-
ments should be directed to Carol Talley,
the editorial assistant, at 662-328-2471, or
Transitions: Area Weddings, Engagements and Anniversaries
f you ask me what’s hot
this season, I might tell
you of a smoking hot
haircut or equally sizzling
hair color, but I am also
going to share some of the
hottest styling tools. First,
all hair is not created equal-
ly (no big surprise), but
neither are the tools on the
market. Let’s begin with
hair dryers, shall we?
It’s essential, whether
you pay $20 for an aver-
age one or $200 for design-
er luxury, that it come standard with
the following: a nozzle for directing
the air flow down the hair shaft when
straightening the hair (so don’t throw
it away with the instructions and bub-
ble wrap), a temperature dial for con-
trolling the intensity of the heat (low
for colored or fragile hair and higher
for thick, coarse hair), a cool shot but-
ton for sealing the hair for added
shine and setting the curl before you
release the round brush, and a remov-
able filter cover for self-cleaning. It
will add years to the life of your appli-
Additional instruments can be
added to the hair dryer including
everything from a mesh bag to a vari-
ety of contraptions with long spindles
resembling fingers; these are dif-
fusers which contain the force of air
while still providing the heat neces-
sary for drying naturally curly hair
with less frizz. A friend tried the
newer gadgets that combine a rolling
brush motion on the end of a hair
dryer (think of it as two for the price
of one) and, although I’m sure some
love them, she never quite got the
hang of it. I say it’s all about trial and
Next, curling wands, or as we
called them in beauty school 20 years
ago, curling irons. These come in so
many sizes nowadays that it can be
very tricky picking just one. The giant
ones are for very long hair or for
smoothing the hair more than for last-
ing curls, while the itty-bitty ones are
for obviously short coifs and ringlets.
May I suggest running the fingers
through the latter for a more modern
I have all sizes in the
salon, but then I also have
all sizes of hairdos. My
favorites are a brand
called “Hot Tools” avail-
able at Sally Beauty
Supply or through your
stylist, and I use them
daily to create voluminous
waves, rich body and, yes,
even smoking hot, come-
hither glamorous spiral
curls. A new trick is to
ignore the clamp and just
wind random sections
around the barrel of the iron, being
careful not to burn your fingers.
Count backward from 10 and release.
Waving irons are hot right now, too,
for that red carpet old Hollywood
deep wave reminiscent of the flapper
girls of the ’30s and ’40s, used much
like a crimper with deep, waving
plates. Just press, hold, and instant
Finally, the single most popular
question I get from readers, salon
guests and viewers of my television
makeovers is, “What is the best flat
Avoid clearance sale bins and hot
pink zebra mini flat irons that cost
less than a happy meal, because one
of the biggest causes of damaged hair
is poor quality flat irons. Spend a bit
more and be certain your model
comes standard with a temperature
control, ceramic plate, and a long,
durable cord. Never hold the iron on
the hair for more than three seconds,
and keep it moving. Think of your
hair as a delicate silk scarf you are
putting the household iron onto, and
glide the flat iron tool through the
hair strategically, quickly, and only
where necessary.
Whenever in doubt about any
styling appliance or tool, ask your styl-
ist for hints, tips and products for
added protection against the heat.
Besides that, plug ’em up and turn
heads with these cool tips on a hot
Former Columbus resident David
Creel owns Beautiful With David salon
in Jackson. He is the “makeover guy” on
FOX 40 TV. Contact him at beautiful-
Choosing the right tools
for the job
David Creel
atricia Heaton, Emmy
actress and television
sitcom star, will be the fea-
tured speaker at Mississippi
State for the 2012 Delta
Gamma Dorothy Garrett
Martin Lectureship in
Values and Ethics.
Free and open to all, the
April 16 event begins at
7:30 p.m. in the university’s
Humphrey Coliseum. The
Delta Gamma social sorori-
ty chapter is sponsor.
Heaton, an accom-
plished actress and pro-
ducer of television, film
and theater programs, is a
1980 Ohio State University
graduate. Over her career,
she has starred in numer-
ous productions, most
notably her role as a wife
and mother opposite Ray
Romano in the television
comedy series “Everybody
Loves Raymond.”
For that role, Heaton
won the 1999 Emmy for
outstanding leading
actress in a comedy series.
She currently stars as
supermom Frankie in the
ABC Network situation
comedy “The Middle.”
Heaton’s autobiography,
“Motherhood and
Hollywood — How to Get
a Job Like Mine” (Villard,
2002), was featured on the
New York Times Best-
Sellers list.
A mother of four also
known for her extensive
activism and volunteerism,
she is an outspoken advo-
cate of pro-life feminism.
She is involved with many
organizations, including
Autism Speaks, Feminists
for Life, American Red
Cross, and World Vision.
Martin lectureships are
outreach efforts launched
several years go by the
national Delta Gamma
Foundation, with support
from the Paul Martin fami-
ly of Akron, Ohio. Held at
MSU and other campuses,
they seek to educate stu-
dents and local community
members on the value and
importance of ethical con-
duct in their personal and
professional lives.
For more information
on Heaton’s MSU visit,
contact Delta Gamma lec-
tureship adviser Jessica
Hubbard at
Actress Heaton to visit MSU for lectureship
Courtesy photo
Emmy-winner Patricia
Heaton will speak April
16 at Humphrey
Coliseum. The free pro-
gram is open to the pub-

ABBY: Years
ago I lost my
beautiful wife.
We had been
married for
more than 30
years. I
bought a plot
at the ceme-
tery for both
of us, and
she’s buried
there now.
I have since remarried
and have been blessed
with another wonderful
wife. There are no spaces
left next to the existing
plot, although I would like
to be placed between
both my wives when the
time comes. Any recom-
mendations? — MR. IN-
BETWEEN: You have a
couple of options. One
would be to ask if your
cemetery permits “dou-
ble-depth” burials, in
which one vault is placed
on top of another. Or, if
you wish, upon your
demise you
could choose
cremation for
yourself and
have your
ashes divided
and placed
with both
I discussed
your question
with Lisa
Carlson, exec-
utive director
of the Funeral Ethics
Lisa reminded me that
years ago, funerals were
handled at home and by
the community, and chil-
dren grew up understand-
ing what would happen
when a death occurred.
However, as we turned
death over to funeral
directors, much of that
common knowledge has
been lost.
Readers, the Funeral
Ethics Organization pub-
lishes free, state-specific
pamphlets on the subject
of funeral consumer
rights. To download one
for your state, visit its
website,, or send
a business-size SASE to
Funeral Ethics
Organization, 87 Upper
Access Road, Hinesburg,
VT 05461, for a print ver-
DEAR ABBY: I recent-
ly married my boyfriend
of five years. Our mar-
riage is only a few months
old, and we’re not happy.
My husband is sweet, but
he is absolutely the
world’s worst communica-
tor. He’s an introvert and
has a “whatever” attitude
about everything.
We also constantly
fight about our sex life.
He doesn’t care if we do
“it” or not.
I feel rejected and
hurt, and I crave this
attention from my hus-
band. I’m an affectionate
and attractive young
woman — so what gives?
ATTENTION: If he was
passionate, attentive and
verbal but now has with-
drawn, ask him a simple
question: “Do you still
want to be married to
me?” If he can’t answer
that one, it’s time to ask
YOURSELF an important
question: “Am I better off
with him or not?” If the
answer is no, accept the
fact that it’s time to end
the marriage.
(March 25). You’ve
pushed yourself hard. Now
take a breather. Even
though the next three
months feel like a lovely
coast, you’ll learn from this
period of your life. May
brings family bonding. In
late June, work gets more
challenging and, after you
rise to the occasion, more
lucrative, too. Love makes
life exciting in August.
Aquarius and Gemini peo-
ple adore you. Your lucky
numbers are: 9, 30, 1, 33
and 41.
ARIES (March 21-
April 19). Your joy may
be playing tricks on you
now. Making happiness
your ultimate goal will not
bring you happiness.
However, working toward a
worthy purpose will have a
happy side effect.
TAURUS (April 20-
May 20). “You are loved.
There’s an invisible world
all around you. A kingdom
of spirits commissioned to
guard you, do you not see
it?” From “Jane Eyre,” by
your sign mate Charlotte
Bronte, and most applica-
GEMINI (May 21-
June 21). You have a tal-
ent that you never think of
as such: You can quickly
unwind your mind and
change gears when it’s
time. This ease you feel in
the transitions will help you
win at life today and
CANCER (June 22-
July 22). If your body
expects a certain sensation,
it will not feel it as acutely.
It’s the surprises that hurt
or thrill your senses the
most. You’ll use this princi-
ple to your advantage.
LEO (July 23-Aug.
22). You have marvelous
potential for getting what
you want out of whatever
kind of relationship you
focus your powers on now.
This is true mostly because
you’re so adept at sensing
what others need and offer-
ing it in exchange.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept.
22). You can improve
other people’s moods just
by listening to them. You
have a way of making peo-
ple feel heard and under-
stood on deeper levels.
Your ears are instruments
of healing.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct.
23). When accidents hap-
pen, you have a mature
approach. Life has taught
you not to take things too
personally. However, if you
think someone hurt you on
purpose, that changes the
entire scenario.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-
Nov. 21). Your offerings
are strong, and you present
them in a very appealing
light. In the end, it boils
down to confidence. Your
opinion of yourself will be
the determining factor in
whether you get a deal or
22-Dec. 21). You have
reason to be ever so cau-
tiously optimistic.
Expecting to have an easy
road will make the road
harder. Conversely, prepar-
ing for hardship somehow
makes you rather magical-
ly immune to it.
22-Jan. 19). There’s
humor in the argumenta-
tive banter that goes on
between you and a loved
one, though you don’t
always see it as funny in
the moment. The evening’s
objectivity makes prior
interactions seem ridicu-
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-
Feb. 18). Preconceptions
will work in your favor now.
Play out imaginary scenar-
ios in your head as a way of
getting ready. Think a situ-
ation through several times
before enacting it in real
PISCES (Feb. 19-
March 20). You’ll exert
high energy for most of the
day and then hit a definite
turning point this evening.
Relax when it’s time to
relax, and you’ll save your-
self from burning out or
feeling run down later.
“I took your advice,” Cy
the Cynic said. “I’ve asked
Wendy out — three times
this week.”
Cy, a chauvinist, and
Wendy, my club’s feminist,
are always at odds. I’d told
Cy he’d like her if he got to
know her.
“What happened?”
“On Monday,” Cy said,
“she said she’d like to go
but had to check the fresh-
ness dates on her dairy
products. On Wednesday
she told me she needed to
floss her cat and wanted to
spend time with her
blender. Day before yester-
day, she said she was
catching a train to
Bermuda for the week-
“Maybe you need to
impress her at bridge,” I
“Fat chance,” the Cynic
sighed. “She’s still mad at
me about a deal from last
Cy had been East, and
Wendy, West, led the deuce
of clubs against 3NT. Cy
took his ace, and South
played the five.
“My defense was
marked,” Cy said. “I shifted
to the king of spades to kill
dummy’s entry to the dia-
South took the ace and
led a club to his jack.
Wendy won and led anoth-
er spade, and South won,
took his queen of clubs and
led a diamond to the ten.
Cy ducked, but then South
cashed the ten of clubs, led
another diamond and was
sure of nine tricks.
“Wendy was irate,” Cy
said. “She said if I’d
returned her lead, she
could take the king and
shift to a spade, and South
would end up a trick
It was a difficult deal.
South could have
unblocked his jack on the
first club. Then if Cy
returned a club, South
could play the queen, mak-
ing dummy’s ten an entry
to the diamonds. But if Cy
instead led the king of
spades at Trick Two, he
could beat 3NT.
North dealer
N-S vulnerable
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uring World War II, women
worked outside their homes
and in non-traditional occupa-
tions in unprecedented numbers. As
millions of men entered the armed
services, the country faced a critical
shortage of workers needed to sup-
port the war effort. Draft legislation
and volunteer enlistments in the mili-
tary service greatly curtailed the
supply of men to fill vital jobs.
For many women, World War II
brought not only sacrifices, but
also new opportunities, new jobs
and new skills. The U.S.govern-
ment and industry expanded dra-
matically to meet wartime needs.
America’s “secret weapon” was the
women who voluntarily mobilized
to meet this challenge.
While the most famous image of
wartime women workers was
“Rosie the Riveter,” women moved
into hundreds of other occupations
that formerly had been the territo-
ry of men. The biggest problem
was changing men’s attitudes.
Women wanted to be treated like
the male workers and not given
special consideration. As time went
on and more and more women
entered the work force, attitudes
towards women workers changed.
Dual roles
At the time, most women had
not worked outside the home. It
was not easy for them to suddenly
assume dual responsibilities of
working while maintaining a house-
hold. While some women worked
in traditional occupations, many
took on employment that was
diverse in scope and showed
women were highly capable in mul-
tiple fields. They were enthusiastic,
energetic and anxious to do their
The majority of women workers
at the Columbus Army Flying
School in Columbus, Mississippi,
were married and had husbands
fighting on the various fronts. This
made them even more eager to do
their jobs to the best of their abili-
ties, in addition to receiving a regu-
lar paycheck.
“Weaker sex”
At the Columbus Army Flying
School, women worked long, hard
hours maintaining planes and other
military equipment used in training
pilots. According to a news report
from April 1942, the school had 46
members of the supposedly “weak-
er sex” doing a variety of jobs on
the base, ranging from rebuilding
complete aircraft fuselages and tail
assemblies to making the most
minute adjustments and repairs in
airplane instruments.
According to the report, 15
women worked in the sheet metal
department, 11 in the parachute
room, four in the propeller shop,
four in the planning and stock trac-
ing section, three in the fabric
department, three in the electrical
department and three each in
instruments and blueprints.
By all accounts their work was
as good as, or even better than,
that of the men they replaced. In
some instances, women were even
preferred for some jobs because
they exhibited greater patience
than men in work demanding accu-
rate and repetitive movements.
Chute riggers excel
Parachute rigging at the base
was done by 11 women riggers and
one man. William D. Burchfield,
parachute rigging room foreman,
said practically flawless work was
done by the women.
All kinds of work were taken
over by the women, from inspect-
ing and drying chutes to complete-
ly repacking them and keeping
records. On average, 20 to 30 para-
chutes were packed each day, and
the women did a complete job with
each one in about an hour and a
half. According to foreman R.P.
Scott, women were particularly
adaptable to this work because of
its interesting nature and their
innate propensity to do well
painstaking “small” work with their
In the fabric department, three
women operated power sewing
machines, made covers for aircraft
control surfaces, tarpaulin covers
tor various machinery, repaired
Aviation Cadet flight clothing, and
helped with fabric covered planes.
Sheet metal, too
Nearly half of all sheet metal
workers at the Columbus Army
Flying School were women in early
1942. The women workers were
hired at the base and then sent to
Nashville, Tenn., for 15 weeks of
intensive training. Ten more
women workers were expected to
finish their training and return to
Columbus by May 1942.
The lowering of the draft law at
that time to include 18- and 19-year-
olds hit the sheet metal shop par-
ticularly hard, since most of the
workers were in this age group. In
the sheet metal shop, women
worked with heavy, dangerous
machinery; the work was rigorous
and tough.
Change of heart
H. D. Utz in the instrument
department said at first he “was a
little leery of the deal,” but it
turned out satisfactorily, and he
became completely sold on the
department’s women workers. Utz
said all the women showed great
talent and were easily taught. Most
of their work was in overhaul and
repair, but some women accom-
plished trouble-shooting, repairs,
installations and tests on the air-
craft on the flight line.
Women were proficient enough
to make repairs on all types of
instruments including altimeters,
gyros, compasses, clocks, airspeed
indicators, bank and turn indica-
tors, rate or climb indicators and
manifold pressure gauges.
In the propeller shop, four
women were trained and did cred-
itable work on both constant speed
and hydromatic propellers, able to
do complete overhaul jobs, from
tearing down to reassembling and
replacing them on the aircraft.
Mississippi proud
Women did such a great job on
the airbase in early 1942 that plans
were soon made to recruit more.
Lt. Carl R. McConnell, sub-depot
engineering officer at the
Columbus Army Flying School, is
quoted as saying “Women’s place
might be in the home in some
places, but that’s not the case with
Mississippi lasses; they’re right
handy around a hangar, too.”
Women had faced a critical audi-
ence and overcame a considerable
amount of prejudice to succeed in
the work place.
Post war
The changes that women under-
went during the 1940s have affect-
ed generations to come. World War
II gave women new opportunities
for work and independence. After
the war, however, most women
were laid off to make room for vet-
erans returning home.
During the wartime crisis,
women demonstrated they could
perform traditional and non-tradi-
tional jobs with skill and dedica-
tion. Capable women stepped into a
great void in our country to fill the
jobs that needed to be done. Their
contributions to the war effort
were critical to the success of the
Columbus Army Flying School and
the nation.
(Editor’s note: March is Women’s
History month, as well as the 70th
anniversary of pilot training at
Columbus Air Force Base. To com-
memorate the occasions, aviation
historian Dave Trojan of Columbus
researched the contributions of
women at what was then called the
Columbus Army Flying School, now
Columbus Air Force Base.)
Women kept them flying at Columbus
Army Flying School during WWII
Photo courtesy of Billups Garth Archives/Columbus-Lowndes Public Library
The Civilian Personnel Office at the Columbus Army Flying School
(now Columbus Air Force Base) was the first stop to employment on
the air base during World War II. Standing, in this undated photo, are
Lucile Hibler, Marie Palmer, Lockie Lowrey, Louise Mayo, Katherine
Huffman, Coker Ellenberg, Gwen Yates, Annie Ruth Costello, Ercell
Ferrell, and Portia Inmon. Seated, Mary Elizabeth Davis, Lt. A.W.
Murray, Christine Ray, Jane McLemore, Lucile Vasser, Elizabeth Ames
and Anita Barham.

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1 Chooses
5 Resort isle
10 Distant
12 Stair part
13 Oklahoma
14 Final letter
15 Before, to
16 Youngster
18 Ball girl
19 Bring down
21 Dull lives
22 They sink
24 “Six Crises”
25 Rage
29 Store depart-
30 Girls
32 Corrida cheer
33 Casino action
34 Pussy foot
35 Score speed
37 Make blank
39 Studio sign
40 Had a feast
41 Grazing area
42 Fence feature
1 Writer Joyce
2 Like mice and
3 Sword-making
4 Sinking signal
5 Yankee slugger,
to fans
6 Crater part
7 Spent
8 Sires
9 Swift horses
11 Bluffs
17 Banished
20 Forbidden
21 Skating spots
23 Found
25 Western capi-
26 Kind of band
or show
27 Sevilla setting
28 Serving need
29 Power
31 Garbo, for
33 Dull fellow
36 Greedy one
38 Convoy truck
t has been at least 10
years, way before
Katrina, since I last
went to NewOrleans.
Recently I returned, guest
of daughter Nora Frances
and son-in-law Vaughan,
for a birthday visit. I was
eager to see if that gallant
lady had changed much. I
knew the dreadful hurri-
cane had not greatly dam-
aged the French Quarter,
not like the Mississippi
Coast, which is almost beyond recog-
nition, I think. But, after all, years had
passed. I was surprised to see things
look so much the same.
There were the same antique
shops on Royal Street. It even looked
as if the furniture in them was the
same, at least the same elegance,
with a French accent.
There were the same kinds of
crowds, milling, dancing down
streets cordoned off to accommo-
date them. The blues, played by a
street saxophonist, simply wrapped
you up, pulled you in, enticed you
along. The souvenir shop was still on
its corner, offering pralines, pack-
ages of etoufee seasoning, and
strands of Mardi Gras beads, albeit
well into Lent. Rhythm permeated
the air. Grandeur cozied up to grime.
Derelicts still huddled by door-
ways. Why did they always make me
feel uneasy? Was it probable, or even
possible, that anyone would choose
that lifestyle? I also felt sad. You
know, “There but for the grace of
God go I.” Where was God for them?
Juxtaposed against that scene
were the marvelous restaurants. It
seemed we were eating
our way across the
French Quarter. I had
never noticed before this
trip that when you enter
a restaurant, you are
asked, “Who is your
waiter?” The regulars are
then handed over to
their preferred stand-
bys. I remembered ours,
just in case I got to
return before the next
decade passed. The qual-
ity of the meals was still
unsurpassed. I did not eat a single
mediocre morsel. Galatoire’s and
Antoine’s are the same. Brennan’s
has expanded so much it has some
kind of restaurant (not necessarily
by that name) on nearly every block,
it seems.
New Orleans has changed in
some ways, however. At least, I had
never heard a street musician
singing a Verdi aria before this trip.
Other people may have.
A spell of shopping
We stayed in a grand old hotel,
the Monteleone. Our suite was new
and so beautiful that I would have
been enchanted even if I had never
left its celedon comfort. I haven’t
been to all of them, of course, but in
what other American city could you
exit your hotel and walk, not drive or
taxi, two or three blocks in nearly
any direction to dine in culinary
I had never shopped for antiques
on Magazine Street, reputed to be
more reasonable in prices than
famous Royal Street. I found that still
to be true. I lost my head there and
bought two Bedouin-looking heads
to hang on my wall. The city still
works its magic. Or is it voodoo that
got me?
I lost my head again, as well as
my money, in a department store
where I allowed a very non-aggres-
sive sales associate nevertheless to
cast a spell on me and sell me a pair
of designer shoes that I probably
would never have bought otherwise.
This country gal could not afford to
be turned loose in the city very
often, though it was entertaining. We
may be in the midst of a Great
Recession, but not New Orleans.
There was another fascinating
innovation for this unsophisticated
visitor. I wonder if this reading pub-
lic has been to one of those new-fan-
gled movie theaters where waiters
will take your order for a meal,
cooked by a chef, complete with his
tall hat, and served with silverware
and linens, in your seat. Dinner and
a movie takes on a new meaning.
If such luxuries are not new to
you, you are far more cosmopolitan
than I. We did experience such in
New Orleans, although, having just
eaten, we could not take full advan-
tage of it. (We were always eating!)
One can make reservations and
select seats for the movie before
actually arriving.
Times do change, don’t they? It
can be real fun to try to keep up with
them. Unique New Orleans is a
great place to do just that.
Betty Boyls Stone is a freelance
writer, who grew up in Columbus.
Country gal goes to town
Betty Stone
ell, hello there,
spring! The
birds are chirp-
ing, the bees are buzzing,
and the South is in full
bloom. My gardening
obsession is in full swing,
which means I can say
goodbye to a $20 water
bill, my manicure, and
that winter insulation I’ve
been carrying around on
my thighs.
Serious gardening not
only adds beauty and
value to your home, it
provides your family with
healthy fruits and veg-
gies and burns major
calories — a one-two
punch for weight loss.
And I’m not talking
about planting a six-pack
of petunias or sitting on
the riding lawnmower for
an hour, beer in hand.
Anyone who has ever
raked leaves, tilled soil,
hoed or weeded knows
what an amazing work-
out gardening is. Think
of it this way: Have you
ever seen an out-of-shape
Smith’s Landscaping
employee? I haven’t.
Because they don’t exist.
All of that dirt shoveling,
compost-turning, lifting,
bending and squatting
have the potential to tone
your entire body if done
on a regular basis.
Is there anything bet-
ter than a hobby that cul-
tivates pride in owner-
ship, produces nutritious
edibles, torches calories
and relieves stress? I
think not. I attribute at
least 15 pounds of my
weight loss to hardscap-
ing and re-
the front of
our house last
Be safe out
there’s noth-
ing wrong
with a little
good, old fash-
ion hard labor,
I have a few tricks that
make my gardening boot
camp more enjoyable.
First and foremost, drink
plenty of water. Working
hard and sweating pro-
fusely in the hot sun can
quickly lead to dehydra-
tion. I love my Bubba
Keg; it holds a half gal-
lon so that I’m not con-
stantly refilling with
dirty hands. Also, it’s
insulated and will keep
ice water nice and cold
for a few hours, even in
the sun. If I’m going to
be out in the yard all
afternoon, I’ll alternate
water with Gatorade to
replace electrolytes lost
during heavy perspira-
I adore the sun and a
summer tan. Sunburn
and skin cancer, not so
much. Protect your skin
from sun
damage and
wrinkles with
a broad spec-
trum sun-
screen and a
big floppy
hat. Even if
you use a
high SPF,
you’ll still get
a healthy
glow. Thank
goodness, as
I sincerely believe that
tan fat is far more attrac-
tive than pasty, white fat.
And I wouldn’t want to
blind anyone.
Protect your hands
from blisters with a good
pair of medium-weight
gloves. If your hands are
completely raw from rak-
ing or hoeing, chances
are you won’t be heading
out for more torture any-
time soon. I prefer a
breathable fabric with a
bit of stretch and a
Velcro wrist strap. If I’m
feeling particularly girly,
I’ll stick a cotton ball in
each fingertip to protect
my nails.
Bug off
Ladies and gentlemen,
allow me to introduce to
you the most amazing
invention ever — the
Thermacell. This little
contraption repels my
most loathed garden
adversary, the mosquito,
without having to soak
myself with stinky,
sticky, stinging bug
It works off of a small
butane cartridge and a
repellant-saturated pad to
repel mosquitoes, gnats,
no-see-ums, flies, and
other biting insects in a
15-by-15-inch bug-free
bubble. Thermacell
starter kits and refills
can be found in the
camping section of
Walmart or most sports
and outdoor store. Go
get one; it will change
your life.
As it starts to heat up
outdoors, remember that
it takes a few gardening
sessions to get acclimat-
ed to the heat and
humidity. If you start to
get too hot or light-head-
ed, get yourself back into
the AC or, at the very
least, the shade.
Otherwise, enjoy the
magic of planting a seed
and watching it grow.
Leah Sullivan of
Columbus has been on a
productive journey to a
healthier lifestyle and
shares some of her experi-
ences with readers.
Follow {Nourish} on
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Reed graduates
Air Force Airman James A.
Reed graduated from basic
military training at Lackland
Air Force Base, San Antonio.
The airman completed an
intensive, eight-week program
that included training in mili-
tary discipline and studies, Air
Force core values, physical fit-
ness, and basic warfare princi-
ples and skills.
Airmen who complete
basic training earn four cred-
its toward an associate in
applied science degree
through the Community
College of the Air Force.
Reed is the son of William
and Heather Reed of Steens.
He is a 2011 graduate of
Caledonia High School.

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front porch. In the yard is
a wealth of building
stones, slate, brick and
even small chunks of mar-
ble. With the help of Lucy
and Henrietta, Ross has
surrounded his yard with
inuksuks. Some stones
have a bit of Henrietta’s
artistry. There is an image
of a big-eyed bug, and a
dark purple tulip. A single
flower on a stem has the
words “Still Life” painted
in an arc above it.
An observant person
might see other inuksuks
scattered around the
neighborhood. Ross and
his daughters are respon-
sible for those, as well.
He explains, “That is
still the way I think inuk-
suks are experienced best
—when you turn a cor-
ner, not really expecting
anything, and suddenly
see a little greeting some-
one has taken the time to
make for you. I put the
ones up all around my
house mostly because I
had so many chunks of
rock and broken brick in
my yard. But, I occasional-
ly see a pile of stones
around the neighborhood
and use them to put up an
inukshuk near that spot.
They don’t last long —
they fall over or get
knocked down — but I
like the idea of the inuk-
suks providing surprise
greetings to passers-by,
who stumble upon them
before they tumble down.”
Soon The Golden
Triangle will welcome our
pilgrims. I hope that they
enjoy the “happy-making”
beauty of nature, and the
creations of human hands.
Adele Elliott, a New
Orleans native, moved to
Columbus after Hurricane
Katrina. Email reaches her
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Texas. Electrical engineer-
ing major Ryan
Henderson, 20, from Katy,
Texas, is the “special
effects wizard.” He’s also a
pretty good dog whisperer,
keeping Ozy’s attention
focused with treats as
Overby and May ad-lib in
front of the green screen
at the house.
Overby’s wife, Jessica,
helps behind the scenes,
with costumes and props.
Actor Evan McPherson
isn’t present, but the direc-
tor credits him as being
“the guy who usually real-
izes when something
we’re doing is getting
close to dangerous” and
pulls them back.
The whole crew agrees:
an offbeat sense of humor
comes in handy. Overby
notes that not all content is
fully appropriate for
youngsters. His viewers
are mostly between the
ages 13 and 21.
“It’s amazing that there
are millions and millions of
people out there who
enjoy watching things like
this, but audiences are
very young and fickle, and
prone to band wagons; you
never know... ” he
It’s a wide world
Overby credits Gerald
Nelson, director of the
MSU Entrepreneurship
Center, and a seminar
Nelson taught with help-
ing him focus on the busi-
ness side of things. This
semester, he’s taking grad-
uate courses in financial
accounting, business law
and business ethics.
As the entrepreneur
anticipates graduation in
December, he also consid-
ers his YouTube future.
“Yes, I plan to continue
after I get a real job,” he
affirmed, noting that he
labels himself a “small-
time player” in the wide
world of online producers.
“We don’t know any-
thing compared to people
who go to school for this
stuff, but it’s fun to tell sto-
ries — and it’s kinda cool
to have fans all over the
world,” pointing out he’s
had people he’s connected
with online from as far
away as Dubai and Russia
do voice-overs in his
videos. “I could probably
couch surf in any country
I wanted to,” he smiles,
meaning he could always
find a welcome wherever
he roamed.
“The whole thing is just
fun,” he sums up. “I get to
go places I don’t normally
go and do things I don’t
normally do. ... There’s
always something new.”
(Editor’s note: The
Dispatch thanks Robbie
Ward and Mississippi State
University Relations for
some of the information
included in this story.)
Luisa Porter/Dispatch Staff
Brad Overby (aka Drift0r) outfits Ozy for his scene.
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I Brian
Holland – A
jazz, and
stride pianist
for almost
30 years,
Holland is a
trained and Grammy
Award-nominated per-
former with a keen ear for
improvisation. With a
driving style described as
“clear as Waterford crys-
tal,” the three-time World
Old-Time Piano Playing
Champion now serves as
a judge for
the competi-
tion. Most
Holland has
been fea-
tured with
es in the
African nation of Rwanda
and a subsequent record-
ing project on the
Mohawk Productions
I David Jasen –
Among the most highly
regarded authorities on
ragtime music, he is a col-
lector of
piano rolls,
and sheet
music that
cover the
gamut of American popu-
lar music. Jasen also has
served as an adviser to
the Templeton Festival
since its inception.
I Carl Sonny Leyland
– After discovering boo-
gie-woogie at age 15,
Leyland was inspired to
go to the
piano and
begin on a
path that
became his
life’s pur-
solo or with
the Carl Sonny Leyland
Trio, his play typically
involves a spontaneity that
provides many happy sur-
I Martin Spitznagel –
Praised for his virtuosic
technique, sophisticated
touch and sparkling reper-
toire, he has been a fea-
tured performer at the
Scott Joplin International,
Indiana and West Coast
ragtime festivals, as well
as at New York’s Ragtime-
Jazztime Festival, among
others. Spitznagel, who is
performing at MSU for
the first time, won the
World Old-Time Piano
Playing and Scott Joplin
Foundation’s “Train Town
Rag” Composition con-
tests in 2007 and 2010,
In addition to the MSU
Libraries and Templeton
Music Museum, the festi-
val is sponsored by the
Starkville Area Arts
Council, Rotary Club of
Starkville and Greater
Starkville Development
Partnership. In part, addi-
tional sponsorships also
are provided by the
Mississippi Arts Council
and National Endowment
for the Arts.
For additional ticket or
schedule information,
contact planning commit-
tee member Lyle Tate at
662-325-2559 or
Holland Jasen Leyland Spitznagel
The Columbus Lowndes Development Link held its quarterly
luncheon Thursday on the campus of Mississippi University for
Joyce Coleman and Carolyn Lacy (seated), Sonic Johnson and Cathy Griffith
Elizabeth Johnson, Cindy Hodo and Kathy Kenne
St. Patrick’s Day was cause for
celebration for the Golden
Triangle Celts, who gathered at
Mugshots in Starkville March
17 for live music and the
crowning of 2012’s Irish Rose,
Hannah Proctor.
Rhonda and Hannah Jones
Mike Goree, and Mark and Meg Pelletier
Elizabeth Hawkins and Hannah Proctor
Lori Gillis and Barbara Frank
Sylvia Cross and Trinity, Jacob Burton and Shanti Price
Brenda and John O’Bannon
Bob Taylor and Dennis Erby
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CALVARY ASSEMBLY OF GOD —Corner of Lehmberg and Bennett
Rd. Eric Crews, Pastor. Sunday School 10:00 a.m., Morning Worship
11:00 a. m., Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 p.m., Wednesday Bible
Study 7:00 p.m.
EVANGEL CHURCH — 500 Holly Hills Rd. Ron Delgado, Pastor.
Sunday’s 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. - Adult Worship & Children’s
Church, The Grove Coffee Cafe´ opens at 8:15 a.m., Wednesday’s
6:30 p.m. - Mid-Week Encounter Night, Youth Service & Children’s
Ministry. The Grove opens at 5:30 p.m. Nursery provided through age
3. 329-2279
FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD — 2201 Military Road. Jody Gurley,
Pastor. Christian Education 9:30 a.m., Morning Worship 10:30 a.m.,
Nursery Church (2-3 yrs.) and Super Church (children)10:30 a.m.
Evening Worship 6:00 p.m. Wednesday night adults, Royal Rangers
and Missionettes 7:00 p.m. Nursery provided for all services. Call 662-
328-6374 for more information.
NEW LIFE ASSEMBLY OF GOD — 4474 New Hope Road. Jack
Medley, Pastor. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Morning Worship 10:30
a.m., Children’s Church 10:30 a.m., Sunday Evening 6:00 p.m.,
Wednesday Worship Service & Youth 7:00 p.m. 328-3878.
ANTIOCH BAPTIST CHURCH — Located off Hwy. 45 North. Dr.
Edward N. Knox, Church Pastor. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Morning
Worship 11:00 a.m., Discipleship Training 5:00 p.m., Evening Worship
6:00 p.m., Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m.
ARMSTRONG BAPTIST CHURCH — Located on Yorkville Rd. off
Hwy. 69 So. Rev. William Vaughn, Pastor. Sunday School each Sunday
at 10:00 a.m., Worship Service 11:00 a.m., each 2nd and 4th Sunday.
Bible Study Wednesday nights at 7:00 p.m., Family night every 1st
Sunday evening at 6:00 p.m.
ARTESIA BAPTIST CHURCH —Sunday School 10:00 a.m., Morning
Worship 11:00 a.m., Evening Worship 6:00 p.m., Wednesday Prayer
Meeting 6:00 p.m. Pastor Jeff Morgan.
BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH —3232 Military Road. Sunday, Walter
Butler, Pastor, Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Morning Worship and
Children’s Church 11:00 a.m., Choir Rehearsal 5:00 p.m., Evening
Worship, 6:00 p.m., Wednesday Services 7:00. Nursery provided.
BETHESDA BAPTIST CHURCH — 2096 Bethesda Rd, Crawford.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.; Worship Service 11:00 a.m.; Discipleship
Training 6:00 p.m.; Evening Worship 7:00 p.m.; Wednesday Prayer
Service 7:00 p.m. Pastor Allan Dees. 272-8734.
Caledonia. Bro. David Westmoreland, Pastor. Sunday School 9:45
a.m., Morning Worship and Children’s Church 11:00 a.m., Kids for
Christ 5:00 p.m., Discipleship Training 5:15 p.m., Evening Worship
6:00 p.m. Wednesday - Bible Study and Youth Mission Groups 7:00
BROOKSVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH — Main Street, Brooksville.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Morning Worship 10:55 a.m., Evening
Worship 6:00 p.m., Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting 6:30 p.m. Rev.
Danny Avery, Pastor.
CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH — 295 Dowdle Dr., Columbus. Pastor
Steve Brown. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Morning Worship 10:30 a.m.,
Adult Choir rehearsals and Discipleship Training 5:00 p.m., Evening
Worship 6:00 p.m, Wednesday Bible study and Children’s Choir
Rehearsals 6:15 p.m.
CANAAN BAPTIST CHURCH —1008 Lehmberg Rd. Sunday School
9:30 a.m., Church Service and Children’s Church 10:30 a.m.,
Discipleship Training 5:00 p.m., Evening Worship 6:00 p.m.,
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 p.m. Russell Flood, Worship Leader.
Pounds. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Morning Worship 11:15, Sunday
Evening Worship 6:00 p.m., Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m.
COMMUNITY BAPTIST CHURCH — 2490 Yorkville Rd. Bro. Wes
Jones, Pastor. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Morning Worship 10:30 a.m.,
Evening Worship 6:00 p.m., Mid-Week Prayer Service Wednesday
7:00 p.m. 327-5306.
Starkville. Greg Upperman, Pastor. Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. For
more information call 662-323-6351 or visit www.cornerstones-
EAST END BAPTIST CHURCH — Corner of Hwy. 50 and Holly Hills
Rd. Dr. Albert Wilkerson, pastor. Sunday Bible Study 9:15 a.m.;
Morning Worship 10:30 a.m.; Adult Discipleship Training, Pre-school,
Youth & Children’s Choirs 5:00 p.m.; Evening Worship 6:00 p.m.;
Wednesday AWANA 6:00 p.m.; Prayer Service 6:30 p.m.; Sanctuary
Choir 7:30 p.m.
EASTVIEW BAPTIST CHURCH — 1316 Ben Christopher Rd. in
New Hope. Sunday School 10:00 a.m., Morning Worship Service
11:00, Wednesday Night Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Junior Eads, Pastor.
FAIRVIEW BAPTIST CHURCH — 127 Airline Rd. Dr. Gene
Henderson, Interim Pastor. Sunday School 9:00 a.m., Morning
Worship 10:15 a.m., Evening Worship 6:30 p.m., Wednesday Bible
Study and Prayer 6:00 p.m.
Box 9007, Columbus, MS 39705. 434-5252. Sunday School 10:00
a.m., Worship 11:00 a.m. Interim Pastor, Rev. Michael Love.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH — 7th St. and 2nd. Ave. North. Sunday
Worship 8:45 a.m., Sunday School 10:00 a.m. (Worship televised at
10:00 a.m. on WCBI-TV, Columbus Cable Channel 7), Contemporary
Worship 11:00 a.m., Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 p.m. at 3000
Bluecutt Road, Mid-Week Prayer Service, Wednesday 6:15 p.m. Dr.
Shawn Parker, Pastor. Website:
MS. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Morning Worship 11:00 a.m., Sunday
Night Worship Service 6:00 p.m., Wednesday Mid-Week Bible Study
& Prayer Time 7:00 p.m.
FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST — 125 Yorkville Rd West. Sunday School
10:00 a.m., Morning Worship 11:00 a.m., Evening Worship 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m. John Gainer, Pastor. 328-
6024 or 328-3183.
GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH – 708 Airline Rd. Sunday School 9:00
a.m., Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. & 6:00 p.m., Wednesday Service
7:00 p.m. Charles Whitney, Pastor.
GRACE COVENANT CHURCH – West Bank Conference Center,
Hwy. 82 & Hwy. 45 interchange, Sunday services 10:00 a.m. & 11:00
a.m. Pastor Sammy Burns. 328-1096
Gatmann & Amory. Sunday School 10:00 a.m., Morning Worship
11:00a.m., Evening Worship 6:00 p.m., Wednesday Night Prayer
Meeting 7:15 p.m. Rev. John Walden, Pastor. 356-4445.
IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH — 6342 Military Rd., Steens. Bible
Study 8:45 a.m., Morning Worship 10:00 a.m., Awana 6:00 p.m.,
Evening Worship :00 p.m., Mid-Week Prayer Service Wednesday 7:00
Harding, Pastor. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Morning Worship 10:30
a.m., Training Service 5:00 p.m., Evening Worship 6:00 p.m., Mid-
Week Worship Wednesday 7:00 p.m.
MCBEE BAPTIST CHURCH — 2846 Hwy. 50 East. Rev. Jimmy Ray,
Pastor. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Morning Worship 10:30.,
Discipleship Training 5:00 p.m., Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 p.m.,
Wednesday Bible Study/Prayer Meeting 6:30 p.m.
MIDWAY BAPTIST CHURCH — Holly Hills Rd. Pastor Rev. Denver
Clark. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Morning Worship 11:00 a.m., Bible
Classes every Wednesday 6:00 p.m., Prayer Service every Saturday
6:00 p.m.
Point. Sunday Morning Worship each week 8:00 a.m., 1st, 3rd and 5th
Sunday Morning Worship 11:30 a.m., Sunday School 9:30 a.m.,
Wednesday Evening Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Donald Wesley, Pastor.
MOUNT ZION BAPTIST CHURCH —1791 Lake Lowndes Rd., Steve
Lammons, Pastor. Steve Strohl, Assoc. Pastor of Music & Education.
Randy Tolleson Jr., Minister to Students. Sunday School 9:00 a.m.,
Worship Service 10:15 a.m., Evening Worship 6:00 p.m., Wednesday
Service 6:30 p.m.
MT. VERNON CHURCH — Hwy. 182 East and Mt. Vernon Rd. 9:00
a.m. Life Groups for all ages, 10:00 a.m. Connection Cafe, 10:30 a.m.
Worship Service; DiscoveryZone. Website:
Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Morning Worship 10:30 a.m., Sunday
Evening Worship 6:30 p.m., Wednesday Service, 6:30 p.m.
NEW BAPTIST TEMPLE M.B. CHURCH — 5937 Nashville Ferry Rd
E., Rev. L.A. Gardner, Pastor, Sunday School 9:00 a.m. each week
except 5th Sunday, Morning Worship 10:00 a.m. each week except 5th
Sunday, 5th Sundays: Ushers Board Fellowship.
George A. Myers, Pastor. Sunday School 9:00 a.m., Morning Service
10:00 a.m., Wednesday Prayer Service 7:00 p.m.
NEW JOURNEY CHURCH — 3123 New Hope Rd. Paster Dennis
Ellingburg. Sunday Worship 10:30, Small Groups 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Night Commit Classes 7:00 p.m. 662-251-6742. For more
information visit
NEW SALEM BAPTIST CHURCH — 7086 Wolfe Rd., 3 miles South
of Caledonia. Bro. David Woods, Pastor. Sunday Morning Worship
8:17 a.m.& 10:30 a.m., Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Sunday Evening Jr.
Varsity & Varsity AWANA 6th to 12th grade 4:00 p.m., Club AWANA 3-
yr.-old to 5th grade, 4:15 p.m., Adult Discipleship Training 5:00 p.m.,
Worship 6:00 p.m., Adult Chior Practice 7:00 p.m., Wednesday Night
6:30 p.m. Contact 356-4940 for more information.
NORTHSIDE FREE WILL BAPTIST — 14th Ave. and Waterworks.
Rev. Pat Creel, Pastor. Sunday School 10:00 a.m., Sunday Worship
11:00 a.m., Evening Worship 6:00 p.m., Mid-Week Prayer,
Wednesday 7:00 p.m.
PINEHAVEN BAPTIST CHURCH —875 Richardson. Bruce Morgan,
Pastor. Worship Service Sunday 10:30 a.m.
PLEASANT GROVE M.B. CHURCH — 1914 Moor High Road,
Crawford, MS, Pastor Rev. Riley Forrest, Sr.; Sunday School 9:45
a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Prayer Services and Bible Study each
Wednesday 7 p.m., 662-8740 or 272-8221.
PLEASANT HILL BAPTIST —1383 Pleasant Hill Rd. Dr. Gene Gillis,
Pastor. Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. & 6:00 p.m., Wednesday Mid-
Week Worship 7:00 p.m.
PLYMOUTH BAPTIST CHURCH — Plymouth Rd. 187 Plymouth Rd.
Sunday Morning Worship 10:30 a.m., Wednesday Bible Study 7:00
p.m. Rev. Randy Rigdon, Pastor. Neil Shepherd, Music.
SHILOH BAPTIST CHURCH —1131 Woodlawn Rd., Steens. Sunday
Men’s Prayer Service 9:00 a.m., Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Morning
Worship 10:30 a.m., Evening Classes 4:00 p.m., Evening Worship
5:00 p.m., Wednesday Services 6:00 p.m. Interim Pastor Bryan
Wilson. 662-401-2200
Hwy. 12 East Steens, MS 39766. Worship 10:00 a.m., Charles Young,
Spur, Northport, Ala., Sunday School 11:00 a.m., Sunday Morning
Worship 11:00 a.m., Sunday Bible Study 12 noon. Todd Bryant,
STATE LINE BAPTIST CHURCH – 7560 Hwy 1282 E., Sunday
School 9:15 .m., Worship 10:30 a.m., Sunday Evening 5:30, Kids
Bible Study Wednesday 6:00 p.m., Christian Development
Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Robert Gillis, Pastor. 329-2973.
Steens. Maurice Williams, Pastor. Sunday School 10:00 a.m., Morning
Worship 11:00 a.m., Evening Worship 7:00 p.m., Wednesday 7:00
p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 662-327-2580
on Yorkville Rd. Sunday School 9:00 a.m., Sunday Worship 10:15 a.m.
Elder Steven James, Pastor.
campus (new building behind the Wesley Foundation) Sunday School
9:45 a.m., Morning Worship 11:00 a.m. Bert Montgomery, Pastor. For
more information, call 312-6778 or visit
Victory Loop off of Mill Rd, Sunday School 10:00 a.m., Morning
Worship 11:00 a.m., Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 p.m., Wednesday
Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m.
WOODLAND BAPTIST CHURCH —3033 Ridge Rd. Sunday School
9:30 a.m., Morning Worship 10:30 a.m., Evening Worship 6:00 p.m. ,
AWANA Wednesday 6:30 p.m., Youth Worship Service Wednesday
6:30 p.m. Shelby Hazzard, Senior Pastor. Brad Wright, Director of
Student Ministries.
Rev. Brian Hood, pastor. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Morning Worship
11:00 a.m., Baptist Training Union 1st & 3rd Sundays, 5:00 p.m.,
Wednesday Teaching 6:00 p.m., Wednesday Prayer meeting 7:00
BETHESDA CHURCH — 1800 Short Main. Pastor Nathaniel Best.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Morning Worship 11:00 a.m., Wednesday
Night Bible Study 7:00 p.m. E-mail:
BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH — 5860 Hwy 50 E., West Point. Sunday
School 10:00 a.m., Morning Service 11:00 a.m., Evening Service 6:00
p.m., Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m.
FELLOWSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH —1720 Hwy. 373. Martin “Buddy”
Gardner, Pastor. Sunday School 10:00 a.m., Morning Worship 11:00
a.m., Evening Worship 6:00 p.m., Wednesday Evening 7:00 p.m.
School 9:30 a.m., Morning Worship 10:30 a.m., Sunday Evening 6:00
p.m., Wednesday Service 7:00 p.m. Rev. Jimmy Banks. 327-1130
Raymond Spann. Sunday Bible study 10:15. Worship Service 11:00
Rd. )2304 Seventh Ave. N. Pastor Jimmy Ellis . Sunday School 9:00
a.m. Morning Worship 10 a.m. Bible Study - Wed. 6:00 p.m.
Road, Caledonia. Rev. Willie James Gardner, Pastor. Sunday School
1st and 4th Sundays 8:00 a.m., 2nd & 3rd Sundays 9:30 a.m.,
Morning Worship 1st & 4th Sundays 9:30 a.m., 2nd & 3rd Sundays
11:00 a.m., Bible Study Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. 356-4424
BRICK M.B. CHURCH — Old Macon Rd. Rev. Everett Little. Sunday
School 9:30 each Sunday, Morning Worship 2nd and 4th Sundays
only 11:00 a.m., Wednesday Weekly Bible Study 7:00 p.m.
CALVARY FAITH CENTER — Hwy. 373 & Jess Lyons Road. Pastor
Robert Bowers. Sunday Early Morning Worship 8:00 a.m., Sunday
School 9:00 a.m., Sunday Morning Worship 10:00 a.m., Childrens
Bible Study Wednesday 6:30 p.m., Adult Bible Study Wednesday 6:30
p.m. For more information, call 434-0144
CEDAR GROVE M.B. CHURCH — 286 Swartz Dr. 434-8283. Rev.
Robert L. Hamilton, Sr., Pastor. Worship Services 11:15 a.m., Sunday
School 10:00 a.m., Bible Study Wednesday 6:30 p.m.
CHRIST M.B. CHURCH — 110 2nd Ave. Sunday School 10 a.m.,
Morning Worship 11 a.m., Bible Study Wednesday 6 p.m., B.T.U.
Program every 1st & 3rd Sunday 6 p.m.
EL BETHEL M.B. CHURCH - 2205 Washington Ave. Sunday School
9:45 a.m., Morning Worship 11:00 a.m., Wednesday Evening Bible
Study 7:00 p.m., Rev. Leroy Jones, Pastor.
FAITH HARVEST M.B. CHURCH — 4266 Sand Road. Pastor Hugh
L. Dent. Sunday Morning Worship Service 10:30 a.m., Wednesday
Night Bible Class 6:30 p.m. 243-1057
N. Jimmy L. Rice, Pastor. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.,
Sunday Worship 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Bible Study Wednesday 7 p.m.
FRIENDSHIP M.B. CHURCH —1102 12th Ave. South. Glenn Wilson,
Pastor. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Morning Worship 11:00 a.m., Bible
Study Wednesday 6:00 p.m. 662-327-7473 or 662-251-4185.
GREATER MT. OLIVE M.B. CHURCH — 1856 Carson Rd. Donald
Henry, Pastor. Sunday School 10:00 a.m., Morning Worship 11:00
a.m., Wednesday Night Bible Study 7:00 p.m., 1st Saturday each
month, Intercessary Prayer 12:00 noon.
HALBERT MISSION M.B. CHURCH — 2199 Halbert Church Rd.,
Ethelsville, Ala. 35461. Elder Ernest Prescott, Pastor. Sunday School
10:00 a.m., Morning Woship 11:00.
HOPEWELL M.B. CHURCH — 4892 Ridge Rd. Worship Service 9:00
a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m., Rev. Charles Davison, Pastor.
JERUSALEM M.B. CHURCH — 129 Brickerton St. at Wingate Inn.
Pastor Rev. Willie Petty, Sr. Sunday School 9:45, Morning Worship
11:00, Prayer/Bible Study Wednesday 6:00 p.m.
MAPLE STREET BAPTIST – 219 Maple St. Joseph Oyeleye. Sunday
School 9:30 a.m., Morning Worship 10:45 a.m ., Evening Worship
6:00 p.m., Wednesday Night Bible Study and Prayer 6:00 p.m. 328-
MILLERS CHAPEL M.B. CHURCH — 425 East North St. Macon,
Mississippi. Pastor Ron Houston, . Sunday School 9:45, Worship
Service 11:00 a.m., Prayer Service & Bible Study Wednesday Night
Columbus, Miss. Sunday Morning Bible School 9:45 a.m., Sunday
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m., Baptist Training Union 5:00 p.m.,
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 p.m., Wednesday Evening Bible Study
and Prayer Service 6:00 p.m. Rev. Tony A. Montgomery, Pastor.
MOUNT ZION M.B. CHURCH — 2221 14th Ave. North. Sunday
School 9:45 a.m., Morning Worship 11:00 a.m., Bible Study and
Prayer Service 6:30 p.m. Wed. 328-4979 Pastor Jesse J. Slater.
MT. ARY M.B. CHURCH — 297 S. Frontage Rd, Lot #4,Columbus,
MS 39701. Rev. Frederick Carter, Pastor. Sunday School 10:00 a.m.,
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m., Bible Study Wednesday 6:00 p.m.
MT. AVERY BAPTIST CHURCH — 12311 Nashville Ferry Rd. East.
Sunday School 9:00 a.m., Worship Service 10:00 a.m. every Sunday
except 5th Sunday. Rev. Johnny Hall, Pastor. Min. John Wells,
Assistant Pastor. The Public is Invited.
NEW HOPE M.B. CHURCH — 271 Church St., Artesia. Pastor
Thomas E. Rice. 662-494-1580. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Morning
Worship 11:00 a.m., Bible Class Wednesday Night 6:00 p.m.
Nashville Ferry Road, E.,Columbus. Rev. L.A. Gardner, Pastor.
Road, Rev. Christopher Wriley, Pastor. (Services every Sunday)
Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship Services 11:00 a.m., Bible Study
Wednesday 6:30 p.m.
NEW ZION STEENS M.B. CHURCH — 3301 Sand Rd. Sunday
School 9:00 a.m., Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m., Bible Study
Wednesday 6:00 p.m. Pastor Rev. John C. Edwards, 329-5224.
Crawford. Rev. Dr. Joe L. Brown, Pastor. Sunday School 9:30 a.m.,
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Mass
Choir Rehearsal - Tue. before 1st and 2nd Sund. 6:00 p.m., Male
Chorus Rehearsal - Thur. before 3rd Sun. 6:00 p.m., Junior Choir
Rehearsal - Wed. before 4th Sun. 5:00 p.m.
PLEASANT RIDGE M.B. CHURCH — Ridge Rd. Pastor A. Edwards,
Sr. Sunday School 10:00 - 11:00, Worship Service 11:00, Prayer
Wednesday 6:00 - 7:00, Bible Study Wednesday 7:00.
PROVIDENCE M.B. CHURCH — Old Hwy 69S. Sunday School 9:30
a.m. James Butler, Supt. Morning Worship 11:00 a.m. Wednesday
Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Pastor Rev. James A. Greenlaw.
Island Rd.Curtis Clay, Sr., Pastor. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Morning
Worship 11:00 a.m., Wednesday Night Bible Study 6:30 p.m.
Brooksville. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship Service 11:00 a.m.
Pastor Michael Tate. 738-5855
SOUTHSIDE M.B. CHURCH — 100 Nashville Ferry Rd. E. Sunday
School 8:30 a.m., Morning Worship 10:00 a.m., Wednesday Bible
Study 6:30 p.m. Rev. Rayfield Evins Jr., Pastor.
Ave. North, Rev. Bobby E. Woodrick Sr. Sunday School 10 a.m.,
Sunday Morning Worship 11 a.m., Bible Study Wednesday 6 p.m.
SPRINGFIELD M.B. CHURCH – 6369 Hwy. 45 S., Columbus. Robert
Gavin, Pastor. (1st & 3rd Sunday) Sunday School 10:30 a.m., Worship
Service 11:30 a.m., (1st & 3rd Wednesday) Bible Study 7:00 p.m. for
more information, call 327-9843.
STEPHEN CHAPEL M.B. CHURCH — 514 20th Street North.
Sunday School 9:15 a.m., Morning Worship 8:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
B.T.U. 5:00 p.m., Evening Worship 6:00 p.m., Bible Class Wednesday
6:00 p.m. Rev. Joe Peoples, Pastor.
ST. JAMES M.B. CHURCH—6525 Hardy-Billups Rd., Crawford. Rev.
Chad Payton, Pastor. Sunday School 10:00 a.m., Morning Worship
11:00 a.m., Bible Study Class 6:15 p.m. - 7 p.m.
ST. PAUL M.B. CHURCH—Robinson Rd. Sunday School 10:00 a.m.,
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m., Wednesday Prayer Service 6:00 - 7:00
p.m. Bible Study 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Rev. Willie Mays, Pastor.
ST. PAUL M.B. CHURCH— 1800 Short Main St. Rev. John F.
Johnson, Pastor. Sunday Morning Worship 8:00 a.m., Tuesday Bible
Study 7:00 p.m. 241-7111
UNION BAPTIST M.B. CHURCH — 101 Weaver Road (Hwy 69 S)
Services each Sunday -Morning Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship
Services 11:00 a.m., Bible Classes Wednesday 6:00 p.m., Pastor
Rev. Coy Jones.
TABERNACLE M.B CHURCH — Magnolia Drive, Macon, MS.
Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship Service 11:00 a.m., Bible Study
Wednesday 6:00 p.m.
Spurlock Rd. (Hwy 69 S.) Sunday school 10:00 a.m., Morning Worship
11:00 a.m., Thursday night Bible Study 6:00 p.m. Pastor Michael
WOODLAWN LANDMARK M.B. — 8086 Hwy 12. East, Steens.
Services each Sunday -Morning Sunday School 10:00 a.m., Worship
Services 11:00 a.m., Evening Worship 5:00 p.m., Wednesday
Evenings 7:00 p.m., Pastor David Retherford.
Sanders, Pastor. Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Worship 11:15 a.m.,
Wednesday Bible Study, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
ZION GATE M.B. —1202 5th St S. Dr. James A. Boyd, Pastor. Sunday
School 9:30 a.m. Sis. Mildred Ford and Bro. Cornell Wilson -
Superintendent. Morning Worship 8:00 a.m. and 10:45. Evening
Worship 5:00 p.m., Prayer Meeting Wednesday 6:00 p.m. Childrens
Church 10:15 to 11:15, Sundays Dr. James A. Boyd, Pastor.
St. & Columbus St., Aberdeen. Elder Herb Hatfield, pastor. Elder James
Taylor. Each Sunday 10:30 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. 662-369-4937.
miles South of Hamilton just off Hwy. 45. (662) 429-2305 Sunday
Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Elder Jesse Phillips, Pastor.
Caledonia on Wolf Rd. Every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. & 1st Sunday Night
at 6:30 p.m. Elder Herman Clark, Pastor. Call 369-2532. Hamilton, Miss.
Robert Dore, Priest. Mass Schedules are as follows: Sunday 8:00 &
10:30 a.m., Monday, Wednesday & Friday 8:00 a.m., Tuesday 5:30 p.m.,
Thursday 8:30 a.m. and Annunciation Catholic School (during the
school year)
SAINT DAVID’S AT MAYHEW — 549 Mayhew Rd., P.O. Box 33,
Mayhew, MS 39753. Holy Eucharist - Sunday 10:00 a.m. More info: 244-
5939, website:
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH — 811 N. McCrary. Ed Maurer, Pastor.
Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Morning Worship 10:30 a.m., Sunday
Evening Service 6 p.m., Bible Study - Wednesday, 6:00 p.m.
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE CHURCH — 720 4th Ave. North and 8th St.
North. Sunday Morning Service 10:30 a.m.
CALEDONIA CHURCH OF CHRIST — Caledonia - Main St. Sunday
Morning Bible Study 9 a.m., Worship 10 a.m., Evening 5 p.m.,
Wednesday Evening Bible Study 7:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF CHRIST — 4362 Hwy 69 S., Columbus. Evangelist
Shobal Johnson. Sunday Morning Worship 8:30 a.m., Sunday Evening
Worship 3:00 p.m., Wednesday Service 7:00 p.m. 662-241-5376, Email:
CHURCH OF CHRIST – 437 Gregory Rd. Sunday Bible class 10:00
a.m., Morning Worship 11:00 a.m., Evening Worship 6:00 p.m., Mid-
week service 7:00 p.m. Minister, Richard Latham. 328-4705.
COLUMBUS CHURCH OF CHRIST — 2401 7th St. North. Billy
Ferguson, Pulpit Minister and Paul Bennett - Family & Youth Minister.
Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Morning Worship 10,30 a.m., Evening
Worship 5:00 p.m., Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m.
Gaylane Sunday Worship 9:00 a.m. Bible Study 10:05 a.m., Worship
11:00 a.m., Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. http://eastcolum-
buschurch. com
HWY. 69 CHURCH OF CHRIST — 2407 Hwy. 69 S. Sunday Morning
Bible Study 9:30 a.m., Sunday Morning Worship 10:15 a.m., Sunday
Evening Worship 6:00 p.m., Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Brian
Adkins, Minister. 662-364-0353
LONE OAK CHURCH OF CHRIST — 1903 Lone Oak Rd., Steens.
Bible Study 9:00 a.m., Morning Worship 10:00 a.m., Evening Worship
6:00 p.m., Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m.
MAGNOLIA CHURCH OF CHRIST -- 161 Jess Lyons Rd. Doug
English, Minister. Bible Study 9:15 a.m., Morning Worship, 10:00 a.m.,
Evening Worship, 6:00 pm., Wednesday Bible Study, 7:00 p.m.
STEENS CHURCH OF CHRIST — Steens Vernon Rd. 9:15 Bible
Study, 10:00 a.m. Worship Hour and 6:00 p.m. Evening Worship.
Wednesday night service 7:00 p.m. Minister, Larry Montgomery.
10TH AVE. N. CHURCH OF CHRIST — 1828 10th Ave. N. Sunday
School 9:30 a.m., Morning Worship 10:30 a.m., Sunday Evening Bible
Class 5:00 p.m., Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 p.m. Wednesday
Evening Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Minister Robert Johnson.
WOODLAWN CHURCH OF CHRIST — Woodlawn Community. Willis
Logan, Minister. Sunday Morning Bible Study 9:00 a.m., Worship
Service 9:45 a.m., Evening Worship 6:00 p.m., Wednesday Evening
Bible Study 7:30 p.m.
CHURCH OF GOD IN JESUS’ NAME — Hwy. 12. Pastor — Bro.
David Sipes. Sunday Morning Worship 10.00 a.m. Evening Worship —
6:00 p.m. Tuesday Night Service — 7:00 p.m.
Morning Worship 10:30 a.m., Sunday Evening Worship 5:30 p.m. ,
Wednesday Service 6:30 p.m. Tony Hunt, Pastor. Phone 889-6570.
LATTER RAIN CHURCH OF GOD — 721 7th Ave. S. Pastor Brenda
Othell Sullivan. Sunday School 9:45, Morning Worship 11: a.m.
Wednesday prayer and bible study 6:00 p.m.
Woodland Baptist Church
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Mon., Wed., Thu., Fri. 7:30 - 5:00
Tue. 7:30 - 7:00 Sat 7:30 - 12:00
Shelton Cleaners
3189 Hwy 45 N. • 328-5421
1702 6th St. N. • 328-5361
Northeast Exterminating
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Jimmy Linley • Richard Linley
Commercial • Residential
213 Conway Drive
In Style. In Reach.
1721 Hwy 45 N
Columbus, MS
Monday-Saturday 10am-8pm
Sunday 1pm-5pm
The McBryde Family
1120 Gardner Blvd. • 328-5776
Wallace Amusement Co. Inc.
IN MEMORY of Grady and Mabel Wallace
“First With The Latest”
1182 Island Rd. 328-1411
Nashville Ferry Road East 327-3394
Specializing in industrial accounts
662-328-8176 973 Island Rd. 1-800-759-8570
232 Alabama Street 327-1606
Don Davis & Employees
In Memory of Laura Lumsden
1512 Hwy 45 N. 327-3311
1230 Gardner Blvd. 328-6691
“Turnin ‘em Loose”
100 Hwy. 12 East 328-6691
Langford Furniture Company
“A Friendly Place To Do Business”
2012 Military Road • Columbus, MS
Jack & Larry Langford - Owners
“Your Better Value Food Store”
Ed Townsend & Employees
225 Alabama St. 1802 Military Rd.
Steve Townsend & Employees
Pucket McGee Electric
Supply Company
715 6th South 328-5151
Since 1960
24 Hour Towing
1024 Gardner Blvd.
176 S. Frontage Rd. 328-3458
“Serving Lowndes County Since 1956”
Bob Webb & Staff
Allen Puckett & Employees
Largest Brick Supplier for North Mississippi
114 Brickyard Rd. • 328-4931
Home of Extendalife® VPI
Hwy. 69 S. 328-5679
“Great Deals, Great Friends, Rock Solid”
Hwy 45 Alt. N., West Point, MS 494-4344/800-564-6199
900 Main St. 328-2345
Lehmberg Rd. & Hwy. 182 • 110 Lehmberg Rd.
University Mall • 2027 Hwy. 45N.
“A Better Way To Bank”
Management & Employees
Custom Designs Manufactured Locally
2415 Hwy. 45 N. 328-1477
Farm Raised • Wholesale &Retail
Ice Packed or Frozen
11751 Hwy. 45 • Macon
Full Line Music Store
2116 Hwy 45 N.• Columbus, MS
1723 Highway 45 North
Columbus MS 39705
500 Russell Street Ste.7
Starkville MS 39759
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Clarence Roberts -Pastor, Sunday School-9:45 a.m., Morning
Worship-10:30 a.m., Sunday Night Service-6:00 p.m., Wednesday
Evening-7:00. Everyone Welcome!
YORKVILLE HEIGHTS CHURCH — 2274 Yorkville Rd., Life Groups
9:30, Worship 10:30 a.m.; Evening Worship & JAM Kids Night 6:00
p.m.; Wednesday: Worship, Called Out Youth, Royal Rangers, Girls
Clubs 7:00 p.m.; Tuesday: Intercessory Prayer 7:00. Nursery
Available for all services (newborn to 4 yrs). Pastor Bobby
Richardson, 328-1256.
ZION ASSEMBLY CHURCH OF GOD — 5580 Ridge Road. Sunday
School 9:45 a.m., Morning Worship 10:45 a.m., Evening Worship 6:00
p.m., Wednesday Night 7:00 p.m. Byron Harris, pastor.
Military Rd. Sunday School 9:00 a.m.; Morning Worship 10:30 a.m.;
Sunday Evening, 2nd & 4th Sunday 6:00 p.m.; Monday Prayer Service
6:00 p.m.; Wednesday Mid-Week Service 6:00 p.m. Pastor Elder
Tommy Williams.
Pastor, Elder Marion C. Bonner. Sunday School 9:00, Morning
Worship 10:30 a.m. (No YPWW) Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Band 7:00 p.m.
— 1601 Pickensville Rd., Elder Ocie Salter - Pastor. Sunday School
9:30 a.m., Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m., Monday Prayer Service
6 p.m., Tuesday Bible Study 7 p.m., Friday Deliverance Service 7 p.m.,
Saturday Prayer Service 8 a.m.
N. Robert L. Brown, Jr., Pastor.Sunday Prayer 8:00 a.m., Sunday
School 8:30 a.m., Morning Worship 9:30 a.m., Bible Band Bible Study
Wednesday7:00 p.m., Choir Practice Wednesday 6:00 p.m., Women’s
Exercise Class Tuesay at IC Cousin 6:30 p.m., 1st Sunday Holy
Communion, 2nd Sunday Youth Sunday, 4th Sunday Family/Friends
Sunday and Fellowship Dinner.
OPEN DOOR CHURCH OF GOD – 711 S. Thayer Ave., Aberdeen.
Pastor Johnnie R. Bradford. Sunday School 9:45-10:30 a.m., Morning
Worship 11:00 a.m., Tuesday Night Bible Class 7:00 p.m., Wednesday
Spiritual Luncheon 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (662) 889-3820 or (662)
Rd. Sunday School 10:00 a.m., Morning Worship 12:00 p.m., Bible
Study Tuesday night 7:00. Pastor Elder Donald Koonch. 243-2064
THE GIFT OF LIFE MINISTRIES — 820 Church Street, West Point.
(Formerly met at 216 Court Street). Sunday School 11:00 a.m.,
Worship Service 12:00 noon, Every 4th Sunday (Casual
Sunday),Thursday Night (Bible Study) 7:00 p.m. 1st Friday of each
Month (Keeping It Real Friday) 7:00 p.m. Eveyone is welcome to all
services. For more information about any of our services contact
Pastor Maxine Brown or Deacon George Brown at 494-8126.
C.A.F.B. CHAPEL — Catholic - Sunday: Catholic Reconciliation 4:30
p.m., Mass 5:00 p.m. Protestant - Sunday: Adult Sunday School 9:00
a.m., Traditional Worship Service 10:45 a.m. Catholic Priest Fr. Vince
Burns, Protestant Chaplains: Leslie Janovec, David Zavala, and
Jason Raines, Ch. Rick Montoya (Southern Baptist), Ch. Dave Logan
(Methodist). For more information please call 434-2500.
CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD — 321 Forrest Blvd. Rev.
Sandra DePriest. Sunday School 9:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist 10:00
a.m., Tuesday and Thursday Braille Bible Workers 9:00 a.m. 327-1953
ST. PAUL’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH — 318 College Street. Sunday
Morning Service 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:15 a.m.
FMI call 662-328-6673. Online:
BREAD OF LIFE FELLOWSHIP — New Hope Road. Jack Taylor,
Pastor. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship Service 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Bible Study 6:00 p.m.,
Columbus. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Sunday Morning Worship 11:00
a.m., Wednesday Bible Study 7:0 p.m., Saturday Prayer 6:00 p.m. -
7:00 p.m. Pastor Charles Fisher.
Tarlton Rd., Crawford. Bishop Bobby L. McCarter, Pastor. Sunday
School 9:40 a.m., Worship 11:15 a.m., Wednesday Bible Study 7:00
p.m., Prayer Hour Mon.-Fri. 10:00 a.m., Saturday Prayer Hour 8:00
a.m., New Membership C lass 9:30 p,m, 5th Sunday Worship 6:30
p.m. 272-5355 church office.
Jerry Potter. Sunday School 10:00 a.m., Worship 11:00 a.m., Sunday
Evening 6:30 p.m. Wednesday 7:00 p.m.
Rd., Crawford. 328-2793 Bishop Bobby L. McCarter.Tuesday night
Bible Study 7:00 Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship 10:00
Columbus. Doran V. Johnson, Pastor. Sunday Services: Corporate
Prayer 8:00 a.m., Sunday School 9:00 a.m., Worship 10:15 a.m.,
Wednesday: Prayer 6:30 p.m., Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Phone: 662-329-
1905, Fax 662-327-8566
SHIP — 611 Jess Lyons Rd., Columbus. Sunday School 9:00 a.m.,
Worship 11:00 a.m., Wednesday Night Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Pastor
Jerome Gill. 662-244-7088
HARVEST LIFE CHURCH — 425 Military Rd. at 9th St. North, Pastor
F. Clark Richardson. Sunday Celebration Service 10:30 a.m.,
Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Parking available beside the church and at rear
of the building. For more information, call 329-2820.
Idlewild Rd. Overseer, Glenn Jefferson, Sr., Sunday School 10:00
a.m., Morning Worship 11:00 a.m., Wednesday Bible Study 6:00 p.m.,
Saturday Prayer 8:00 a.m. 327-3962
Rev. Michael Love, pastor, Wanetta Love, Co-Pastor. Sunday School
9:30 a.m., Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m., Bible Study Wednesday 7:00
B. Wilson, Pastor. Sunday School 10:00 a.m., Morning Worship 11:30
a.m., Bible Study Tuesday Night 6:30 p.m., Thursday Worship Service
7:00 p.m.
Freddie Edwards, Pastor. Sunday School 8:30 a.m., Morning Worship
10:00 a.m., Bible Study, Wednesday 7:00 p.m., Missionary Service
every 2nd Wednesday 7:00 p.m.
B’NAI ISRAEL — 717 2nd Avenue North. Services Semi-monthly.
Friday 7:30 p.m. 329-5038.
UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST — Meeting at Temple B’nai Israel, 1301
Marshall, Tupelo, every 1st & 3rd Sunday. 662-620-7344
intersection of Hwy. 45 North and 373 (Airbase Rd). Sunday
School/Bible Class 3:45 p.m. Sunday Worship 5:00 p.m. 356-4647
North. 662-549-8190. Sunday School 9:15 a. m., Sunday Worship
10:30 p.m. Floyd Smithey, Pastor.
FAITH MENNONITE FELLOWSHIP — 2988 Tarlton Rd., Crawford.
Senior Pastor Kevin Yoder. Sunday Morning Worship 10:00 a.m.,
Sunday School 11:00 a.m., 2nd & 4th Sunday Evening Worship 6:00
p.m., Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:30 p.m.
Brown, Pastor. Sunday School 10:00 a.m., Morning Worship 11:00
a.m. Everyone is welcome.
North. (One block East of Hwy. 45 North) Ron Thomas, Pastor.
Sunday Activities: Church School 9:45 a.m., Morning Worship 11:00
Caledonia. Rev. Ben Butler, Pastor. Sunday School 10:00 a.m.,
Sunday Worship/Children’s Church 11:00 a.m., Choir Rehearsal
Wednesday 6:00 p.m.
CENTRAL UNITED METHODIST — 1201 College St. Pastor Rev. Dr.
Jonathan Speegle. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Morning Worship 11:00
CLAIBORNE CME CHURCH — 6049 Nashville Ferry Rd. East. 2nd
and 4th Sundays - Sunday School 10:00 a.m., Morning Worship
11:00 a.m., Wednesday Night Bible Study each week 7:00 p.m., 1st
and 3rd Sundays - Praise and Worship Service 3:00 p.m., Geneva H.
Thomas, pastor.
CONCORD CME CHURCH — 1213 Concord Rd. Sunday School
10:00 a.m., Worship Service 11:00 a.m. Rev. Tommy Davis, Pastor.
Buddy Carrol, Pastor. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. and Church Service
at 10:00 a.m.
CROSSROAD CHAPEL C.M.E. CHURCH — Steens. Sunday School
9:30 a.m., Morning Worship 11:00 a.m., Bible Study Wednesday 6:00
p.m. Rev. Carl Swanigan, pastor.
Columbus. Sunday Services 11:00 a.m. Dr. Michael Deal, pastor.
Morris, Pastor. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Morning Worship 8:45 &
11:00 a.m., 11:00 service televised on UPN-MS (cable channel 4).
Vespers & Communion 5:00 p.m. in the Chapel.
Morning Worship Service 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. No
evening service.
GLENN’S CHAPEL CME CHURCH — 1109 4th Street S. Rev.
Raphael Terry, Pastor. Sunday School 9:00 a.m., Morning Worship
10:00 a.m. All services have been temoriarly relcoated to Carrier
Chapel on the MUW campus until church renovations are completed.
Call 328-1109 for more information.
HEBRON C.M.E. CHURCH – 1910 Steens Road, Steens, Earnest
Sanders, Pastor, meets first, second and third Sundays, Bible class
each Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Sunday School 9:45, Church Service 11:00. Meet on 2nd and 4th
Sundays. Rev. Ken Casey.
Road. Sunday Morning Worship 9:00 a.m., Sunday School 10:00
a.m., Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer 6:30 p.m. Pastor, Rev. Inge
M. Halbert. 329-3555
ORR’S CHAPEL C.M.E. CHURCH — Nicholson Street, Brooksville.
Sunday School 9:00 a.m., Morning Worship 10:00 a.m., Bible Study
Saturday 9:00 a.m.
Rd., Steens, MS 39766 Rev. James Black, Pastor. Sunday Morning
Worship 9:30 a.m., Sunday School 10:45 a.m., Wednesday Bible
Study 6:30 pm.
SANDERS CHAPEL CME CHURCH — 521 15th St. North. Rev. Dr.
J. W. Honeysucker, Pastor. Sunday School 800 a.m.-8:45 a.m.,
Sunday Morning Worship 8:55 a.m., Tuesday Noonday Bible Study
11:45 - 1:00 p.m.
Shaeffers Chapel Rd. Rev. Curtis Bray. Church Service 9:00 a.m.,
Sunday School 10:30 a.m.
and Military Rd. Rev. Fred H. Brown, Pastor. Continental Breakfast
9:30 a.m., Devotion 9:45 a.m., Sunday School 10:00 a.m., Morning
Worship 11:00 a.m., Sunday 3rd Sunday Evening Worship 6:30 p.m.,
Bible Study Wednesday 6:00 p.m.
Jeff Ruth, Pastor. Sunday School 10:00 a.m., Sunday Services 11:00
a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Youth activities 5:00 p.m.
Street, Macon, Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Morning Worship 11:00
a.m. Pastor, Robert Scott Sr..
Rd. Rev. James Black, Pastor. Sunday School 10:00 a.m., Sunday
Worship 11:00 a.m., Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 p.m., Thursday
Bible Study 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Tabernacle Rd., Ethelsville, AL. Rev. Wallace Armstrong. Sunday
School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. Wednesday 6:30
p.m. 205-662-3443.
TRINITY-MT. CARMEL C.M.E. CHURCH — 4610 Carson Rd., Rev.
William Rice, Pastor. Sunday School 9:00 a.m., Morning Worship
10:00 a.m., Wednesday Night Bible Study 6:30 p.m. 726-4558
TURNER CHAPEL A.M.E. CHURCH — 1108 14th St. South. Pastor,
Jeffrey Williams. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Morning Worship 11:00
a.m., Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer 5:00 p.m.
WESLEY UNITED METHODIST — 511 Airline Rd. Rev. Jim Beam-
Ingram, Pastor. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., 10:55 a.m. Morning
Worship, Wonderful Wednesday 5pm-7pm, 7:00 Chancel Choir,
S., Crawford. Tyrone Ashford, Pastor. 726-5396. Sunday School 9:30
a.m., Morning Worship 11:00 a.m., Service every Sunday. Bible Study
Tuesday 6:00 p.m.
(Mormon) 2808 Ridge Rd. at the end of Spivey. Sacrament Meeting
10:00 a.m., Gospel 11:00 a.m., Priesthood & Relief Society 12:00
p.m. Young women/men 6:30 p.m. Wednesday evenings. Bishop Tyrel
Reed, 662-356-0833; Missionaries 425-9168
Stephen Joiner, Pastor. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Morning Worship
10:40 a.m., Evening Service 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer and Praise
7:00 p.m.
across from West Lowndes High School. Sunday Service - 9:30 a.m.,
Wednesday Bible Study - 7:00 p.m. Pastor Craig & Daphnee Morris.
Hwy. 69 S., Sunday Morning Glory 9:00, Wednesday Bible Study 6:45
p.m. and 7:00 p.m., Friday Corporate Prayer 7:00 p.m. Pastor James
T. Verdell, Jr. Log in to at 9:00 a.m., 11:00
a.m., & 7:00 p.m. on Fridays only.
Rd., Caledonia. Sunday School 9:00 a.m., Sunday Morning Service
10:00 a.m., Sunday Evening 5:00 p.m., Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Bro.
Randy Holmes, Pastor. 662-574-0210.
Worship 10:30 a.m., Sunday Kids for Christ (Kid’s Church) 10:30 a.m.,
Sunday Celebration 6:00 p.m., Wednesday Family Night 7 p.m.,
Wednesday S.W.A.T. (youth & singles) 7:00 p.m. Kenny Gardner,
Pastor. 328-3328
Sunday School 10:00 a.m., Sunday Worship 11:15 a.m., Bible Band
Wednesday 7:00 p.m., Pray 1st, 2nd and 5th Thursday 7:00 p.m.
Grover C. Richards, Pastor. 328-8124.
just off Hwy. 50 east. Sunday Worship Services 10:30 a.m., 1st
Sunday Evening 6:00 p.m.Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Pastor
Marion (Bubba) Dees. For information call 327-4303.
Blvd., Pastor J. Brown. Services every Friday, Saturday and Sunday
at 7:00 p.m.
FAITH COVENANT CHURCH — 133 Northdale Dr., Columbus.
Sunday Worship 5:30 p.m. Les Pogue, Pastor. (662) 889-8132
FULL GOSPEL MINISTRY — 1504 19th St. North. Pastor, Rev.
Maxine Hall, Co-Pastor, Rev. Johnny Hall. Sunday School 9:30,
Worship 10:00 a.m. Bible Study Tuesday 6:30 p.m.
GENESIS CHURCH — 1411 Hwy. 69 S. Sunday School 8:30 a.m.,
Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m., Wednesday Night Bible Study 7:00 p.m.
Darren Leach, Pastor.
HOPE COMMUNITY CHURCH — (formerly Columbus Community
Church) 494 Hwy. 45 S. Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m., Hope Kids pro-
gram 10:30 a.m. Lead Pastor Bo Jeffares, 327-2010.
(4 miles from Hwy. 45 S.) Donnell Wicks, Pastor. Sunday Worship 8:00
a.m. and 11:00 a.m., Wednesday Night Bible Study 6:00 p.m.
HOUSE OF RESTORATION — Hwy. 50 Columbus, MS Sunday
School, 9:30 a.m., Morning Worship 10:30 a.m., Evening Worship
6:00 p.m., Wednesday Worship 7:00 a.m., Pastors, Bill and
Carolyn Hulen.
CHURCH – 622 23rd St. N. Pastor and Overseer Bishop Ray
Charles Jones, Co-pastor Evangelist Patricia A. Young. Sunday
School 10:30 a.m.; Morning Service 11:45 a.m.; Tuesday Night Bible
class 7:30 p.m.; Friday Night Service Power Hour 7:30 p.m.; Noon
Day Prayer Mon., Wed. and Fri. 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. For more informa-
tion call Bishop Ray Charles Jones 662-251-1118, Co-Pastor
Patricia Young 662-327-3106 or 662-904-0290 or Lynette Williams
Healing Temple) 3193 Hwy 69 S. Sunday Morning Worship 8:30 a.m.
& 11:00 a.m., Sunday School 10:00, Tuesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m.
Pastor R.J. Matthews. For more information, please call 327-1960.
LIFE CHURCH – 3918 Hwy. 45 N. Sunday Morning Worship Service
10:00 a.m., Wednesday Evening Service 7:00 p.m., Youth Service
Wednesday evenings. For more information, call Delmar Gullett at
Complex), Starkville. Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.,
Wednesday Night Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Pastor Jeffrey W. Emerson.
Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. Dr. Joe L. Bowen, Pastor.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship Service 11:00 a.m., Every 2nd and
4th Sunday Intercessory Prayer 9:00 a.m., Bible Study Wednesday
6:30-7:30 p.m. Pastor Donna Anthony. (662) 241-0097
REAL LIFE CHURCH — 419 Wilkins-Wise Rd. Sunday Morning
Worship 10 a.m. Pastor Martin Andrews. For more information call
328-2131 or visit
mile east of airport exit. Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m., Wednesday
Worship 6:30 p.m. Adult, Youth and Children classes. Randall
Thompson, Pastor. 327-9078
THE LORD’S HOUSE — 441 18th St. South. Thursday night mid-
week 7:00 p.m. Sunday School 10:00 a.m.; Morning Worship 11:00
Pastor Shane Cruse. Sunday Worship Services 10:00 a.m. and 6:00
p.m. Xtreme Kids - 10:00 a.m. for ages 4-11, Tuesday prayer meeting
6:30 p.m., Wednesday Family night 7:00 p.m., Highpoint Kidz ages 4-
11. 328-7811
TRUE LIFE WORSHIP CENTER – 597 Main St., Caledonia. Sunday
School 10:00 a.m., Morning Worship 11:00 a.m., Evening Worship
5:00 p.m., Wednesday night service 7:00 p.m. Pastor Eugene O’Mary.
Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Sunday service 11:00 a.m., Wednesday
service 7:00 p.m. Youth, children’s church available. Pastor Francisco
Hughes Road. Sunday Morning Worship 8:30 a.m. Rone F. Burgin,
Pastor. 251-5038.
Sturgis, MS. Sunday School 10:00 a.m., Sunday Morning Worship
11:00 a.m., Wedneday Bible Study, 7 p.m. Curtis Davis, Pastor. For
more information call 662-230-3182 or e-mail
50 West, West Point, MS. Meeting at Holmes Chapel. For more infor-
mation call 662-615-5389 or visit
McCrary Road, Suite 126, Columbus, MS. Sunday Worship 10:00 .m.
and 11:00 a.m. Wednesday Bible study 7:00 p.m. Christian Women
Meeting Friday 7:00 p.m.
LIVING FAITH TABERNACLE — Rev. James O. Gardner, Pastor.
Shelton St. Sunday School 10:00 a.m., Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.,
Evening Worship 7:00 p.m. PYPA Youth Services Wednesday 6:30
LIVING WATER MINISTRIES — 622 28th St. No.Elder Robert L.
Salter, Pastor. Sunday School 10:00 a.m., Morning Worship Service
11:00 a.m., Wednesday Night Prayer & Bible Study 7:30 p.m., Friday
Night Evangelistic Services 7:30 p.m.
Terry Outlaw, Pastor, Sunday Morning Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday
Evening 7 p.m., Saturday Morning 11 a.m.
VICTORY TABERNACLE — 324 5th Street South. Granville E.
Wiggins, Sr., Pastor. Sunday School 9:45; Morning Worship 10:45
a.m., Evening Worship 6:00 p.m.; Mid-week service Wednesday 7:00
Prayer/Inspiration Hour Monday 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Pastor Danny
L. Obsorne
South, Columbus, MS 39702. (New Hope - by Lake Lowndes State
Park). T. Roy Lawrence, Jr.,Pastor, (662) 328-1496; Curtis Owen,
Associate Minister; John Barham, Youth Minister. Sunday School
10:00 a.m. Evangelistic Service Sunday 6:00 p.m.
So., behind the Dept. of Human Resources. Pastor, Gloria Jones;
Assistant Pastor, Marilyn Dickerson; Co-Pastor, Robbie Lowe; Youth
Minister Theodis Rhone. Sunday School 10:30 a.m., Friday night serv-
ices 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Terry Outlaw, Pastor, 324-3539. Sunday Morning Worship 11 a.m.,
Wednesday Evening 7 p.m., Saturday Morning 11 a.m.
North. Bishop Willie Davis, Pastor Betty Davis. Sunday School 10:00
a.m., Morning Worship 11:45 a.m., Evening Worship 7:00 p.m.,
Wednesday and Friday Night Bible Class 7:00 p.m.
Lou J. Nabors Sr., Pastor, 329-1234. Sunday School 10:00 a.m.,
Morning Worship 11:15 a.m., Tuesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m.,
Thursday Prayer 7:00 p.m.
Caledonia. Sunday School 10:00, Worship 11:30, Evening 5:30.
Tuesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m., Friday Night Service 7:00 p.m. Pastor
- Ernest Thomas.
Kolola Rd., Caledonia. Pastor Grant Mitchell 356-0202. Sunday 10:00
a.m., 6:00 p.m., Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m.
FIRST PENTECOSTAL CHURCH — 311 Tuscaloosa Rd. Rev. Steve
Blaylock. Sunday School 10:00 a.m., Sunday Evangelistic 6:00 p.m.,
Wednesday Family Night 7:00 p.m. Phone 328-1750.
Rd., New Hope Community. Phone 327-9615. Rev. Tim Lee, Pastor.
Sunday Services: Worship 10:00 a.m., Church School 11:15 a.m.,
Wed. Mid Week 6 p.m.
Rd., East Columbus. Pastor Bob Wilbur. Sunday School 9:30 a.m.,
Morning Worship 10:30 a.m., Evening Worship 6:00.
Rd. Phone 328-2692. Rev. Ted Bane, Pastor. Sunday Activities:
Sunday School 9:15 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m., Adult Choir 4:00 p.m.
Youth 5:00 p.m., Bible Study 5:00 p.m.; Monthly Activities: CPW Circle
#1 (2nd Tues. 2:00 p.m.), CPW Circle #2 (2nd Tue-
. 6:00 p.m.), Ladies Aid (3rd Tue. 2:00 p.m.); Weekly Activities:
Exercise Class Tuesday and Thursday 8:00 a.m.
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH — 3200 Bluecutt Rd., Rev. Tom
Bryson, Minister. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 11:00 a.m.; Youth
Group-Sundays 5:00 p.m.; Adult Choir-Wednesdays 6:30 p.m.;
Fellowship Suppers-3rd Wednesdays 6:00 p.m.
Main and North 7th Streets. Pastor David Strain. Two services each
Sunday 10:45 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Sunday School classes for all ages
from 9:30-10:15.
on Wolfe Rd. Rev. Don Both, Interim Pastor. Sunday School 10:00
a.m., Worship Service 11:00 a.m. Sunday.
THE SALVATION ARMY CHURCH — 2219 Hwy. 82 East. Captain
John Showers, Commanding Officer. Sunday School 9:45 a.m.,
Holiness Meeting 11:00 a.m., Puppets & Timbrels 5:00 p.m., Evening
Worship 6:00 p.m., Wednesday Supper 5:00 p.m, Wednesday Bible
Study 6:00 p.m., Women’s & Men’s Ministries 7:00 p.m., Corps
Cadets (Teen Bible Study) 7:00 p.m., Friday “Supper Club” 5:30 p.m.,
Friday Youth Meetings 6:00 p.m., Friday Character Building Ages 5-18
6:00 p.m.
Dr. 329-4311. Pastor Larry Owens Saturday Services --Worship 9:30
a.m.,Sabbath School 10:30 a.m., Prayer Meeting Wednesday 6:30
Saturday Service. Sabbath School 9:15 a.m., Divine Worship 11:00
a.m., Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 p.m. Roscoe Shields, Pastor.
Phone 327-9729.
— 3632 Hwy. 182 E. (across from Winn-Dixie) Sunday School 10:30
a.m., Sunday Morning Worship 11:30 a.m., Tuesday New Saints Class
7:30 p.m., Wednesday Prayer 12:00 p.m., Wednesday Night Bible
Class 7:30 p.m., Friday Evangelist Night 7:30 p.m.
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We have often heard it said “it is darkest right before the dawn”. Yet,
we have faith that the light of day will appear. Why? Because it never
fails…there is always a new dawn. God never fails to bring a new day.
You will see a new dawn, no matter how hopeless life seems, when
you have faith in the power of your Heavenly Father. Psalms 139:12
proclaims, “…even the darkness will not be dark to you, the night will
shine like the day; for darkness is as light to you.”
Learn of God’s limitless power over darkness, visit His House this
week. Pray with God and He will bring you into the light.
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