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MUW to use $1.5M grant to improve student retention

Mississippi Uni - versity for Women professor Bridget Pieschel, right, advises junior creative writing major Ellie Crom - well Wednesday afternoon in Painter Hall. MUW received a $1.5 million grant last month to improve and strengthen the advising process.

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us department of education awards funds for purchase of advising software



In an effort to make stu - dent advising more efficient, Mississippi University for Women will use a $1.5 million grant to purchase a new advis - ing software for students. MUW received the Title III

grant from the U.S. Depart-

ment of Education in Septem -

ber. David Brooking, director of the MUW student success center, applied for the grant, which will take place over the next five years, to help boost student retention and gradua - tion rates. The university’s 2017 grad - uation rate, which measured how many from the universi - ty’s incoming freshman class of 2011 graduated from the W

over the next six years, was 44.3 percent.



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ways do better with our stu - dent retention,” Brooking said.


“Our gradua - tion rates are strong, but we can always improve.” Brooking said advising will largely remain the same at the university, but the grant will help implement an advis -

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Some displaced Oak Hall students at MSU can return Friday

repairs on 12 rooms affected by sunday fire could take up to 30 days



Mississippi State University students in 18 of the 30 rooms affected by a Sunday night fire will soon return to their rooms in Oak Hall, accord - ing to university offi -

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cials. Flames were contained to the third-floor room where the fire started, but water damage affected 29 others. Univer - sity officials believe the fire started by a spark when a student plugged something into an electrical outlet. No injuries were reported in the in - cident. The university offered lodging at the La Quinta Inn near campus for students in the affected rooms. MSU Chief Communications Sid Salter said 18 of the rooms were minimally impacted and have been restored to a suitable state for stu - dents to return. “That group of students, if they are in a hotel, their room is guar - anteed by the university through

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Amber Clinton-Saunders makes her way across the Mississippi University for Women campus Thursday morning as a light rain falls. “I hate this weather,” said the junior from Jackson. “I’d rather stay in bed, but I need breakfast. That’s where I’m headed.”

Man arrested after shooting into vehicle

no one injured in incident at starkville subdivision


A Maben man is in jail after his arrest for shooting at an occupied vehicle over the weekend. According to Oktibbeha County

Sheriff’s Office Lt. Brett Watson, deputies arrested 31-year-old Quen- tin L. Ware on two counts of aggra - vated assault. Watson said Ware shot at a vehicle occupied by two people in the Sunset subdivision west of

Starkville. Investigators believe Ware used a pistol in the incident. No injuries were reported in the incident. Ware is being held in the Oktib - beha County Jail while he awaits an initial justice court appearance. No bond has yet been set in the case.


Unemployment rate remains steady in Golden Triangle

noxubee shows decrease of 0.6 percent compared to september 2017



As employment contin - ues to move toward what is considered full em - ployment, unemployment

rates are beginning to show less change in the year-over-year compari - son on the local, state and national level. Jobless rates have con - tinued an 18-month trend

of steady decreases, which are also reflected in the Golden Triangle where the unemployment rates in September are only slightly less than in September 2017, ac - cording to data released Wednesday by the Mis - sissippi Department of Employment Security.

Compared to a year ago, the largest drop in unemployment in the Golden Triangle came in Noxubee County, where the rate fell by 0.7 percent to 6.6 percent in Septem - ber compared to a year ago. Those rates dropped by 0.1 percent in Oktib -

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Area unemployment numbers


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Theatre presents this play at 7:30 p.m. in Cromwell


Theatre on campus, at 10th Street and Sixth Avenue


What hemisphere are penguins


South. Tickets are $10 ($5 for students) in advance

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Loca L FoL ks PubL ic meetings Oct. 31: Todd Barnette, of Starkville, is a veteran
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Todd Barnette, of
Starkville, is a veteran with
the 2114th who served
overseas from 2005-06
and is a member of Ameri -
can Legion Post 13.
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visors, 9 a.m.,
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Di D you hear? Woman who created green bean casserole dies at 92 Campbell Soup officials
Di D you hear?
Woman who created green
bean casserole dies at 92
Campbell Soup officials said dish is
the most popular recipe ever to come
out of its corporate kitchen
The Associated Press
— The woman who creat-
ed a Thanksgiving staple
enjoyed by millions — the
green bean casserole — has
died at age 92.
Dorcas Reilly died on
Oct. 15 of Alzheimer’s dis-
ease, said Ken Tomlinson
of the Hinski-Tomlinson Fu-
neral Home in Haddonfield,
New Jersey.
Campbell Soup officials
said the New Jersey resi-
dent was the driving force
behind the popular dish,
made with green beans and
cream of mushroom soup
and topped with crunchy
fried onions. The company
said it is the most popular
recipe ever to come out of
its corporate kitchen. The
recipe’s website got 2.7 mil-
lion visits during last year’s
holidays, the company said.
The original recipe card
was donated to the National
Inventors Hall of Fame in
and all those who were im-
pacted by her creativity and
generous spirit,” the compa-
ny said in a statement.
Reilly was a Campbell
Soup kitchen supervisor
in 1955 when she com-
bined the ingredients of the
now-legendary green bean
casserole for an Associated
Press feature.
In a 2005 AP interview
marking the recipe’s 50th
anniversary, Reilly said she
didn’t remember having a
hand in it because the dish
was among hundreds that
were created during her
time at Campbell’s. She also
helped create a tomato soup
meatloaf, a tuna noodle cas-
serole and Sloppy Joe-like
The recipe is still a fix-
ture on soup-can labels and
television commercials. And
Reilly said she always kept
the ingredients for the cas-
serole on hand in her home
— just in case someone
asked her to whip one up.
By STeVe PeoPLeS
The Associated Press
“Dorcas was an incred-
ible woman, whose lega-
cy will live on for years to
come. She will be missed
by her Campbell colleagues
Reilly also noted whenev-
er the company held recipe
contests, she would typical-
ly see “homemade” varia-
tions of the soup-can recipe
for the casserole.
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Packages to De Niro, Biden seized, similar to pipe bombs


WASHINGTON — Suspicious packages addressed to actor Robert De Niro and former Vice President Joe Biden were intercepted Thurs- day, and investigators said they were similar to crude pipe bombs sent to former President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and CNN. None of the devices exploded and no one was injured, but the pack- ages, sent to prominent Democrats critical of President Donald Trump, underscored the heightened political tensions and fears two weeks be- fore national midterm elections. Police said the package recovered in Manhattan addressed to De Niro, who dropped an expletive insult at Trump at this year’s Tony Awards, was similar to the other pipe bombs recovered this week. De Niro had also apologized to Canadians for the “idiotic behavior of my president.” Biden has also criticized Trump, as recently as last week, saying Trump may not “know what he’s doing” and coddles dictators. A law enforcement source said the package addressed to Biden was intercepted at a Delaware mail facility and was similar to the others. The official wasn’t authorized to discuss an ongoing investigation pub- licly and spoke on condition of anonymity.

The thwarted attacks — re- vealed in rapid succession Wednes- day — added volatility to midterm elections poised to be a referen- dum on Trump’s tumultuous two years in office. Long before the explosives were discovered, violent rhetoric had emerged as a central theme in the closing days of the midterm elections, particularly for the GOP. Republicans derided protesters for disrupting GOP lawmakers or Trump officials at restaurants or other public places. While cam- paigning, Trump and leading Republican candidates have in- creasingly warned of a rising Dem- ocratic “mob” prepared to inflict physical harm upon its adversar- ies. But even some Trump allies saw the events of Wednesday as a moment for reflection and urged Trump to tone it down. “You gotta calm it down,” said Anthony Scaramucci, a promi- nent Trump supporter who briefly

worked in his administration. “The president has grown in the job. He now has to take another transcen- dental step and realize that he’s got to dial down the rhetoric.” On the other end of the political spectrum, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, a Democrat, offered a message to “all public officials of all partisan affiliations.” ‘’Don’t en- courage violence,” he said. “Don’t encourage hatred. Don’t encour- age attacks on media.” De Blasio added: “That has to start at the top.” The White House’s political arm, the Republican National Committee, released a video less than two weeks ago entitled, “The Left: An Unhinged Mob” that fea- tured liberal protesters banging on doors backed by aggressive rhetoric from several prominent Democrats, including Rep. Max- ine Waters of California and Hilary Clinton.

‘it almost seems like we’re in the middle of a civil war without the shots being fired. it’s almost scary to talk politics with people.’

NEW YORK — The discovery of pipe bombs targeting prominent Democratic politicians and CNN is raising the threat of election-sea- son violence largely unknown in the U.S. — and prompting uncom- fortable questions about the con- sequences of leaders’ increasingly vitriolic rhetoric. Coming two weeks before mid- term elections, the thwarted at- tacks Wednesday caused renewed soul-searching — and finger point- ing — about whether President Donald Trump has fanned pas- sions to dangerous levels. Demo- crats swiftly pointed to his remarks seeming to condone violence against reporters and belittling po- litical opponents, including some apparently targeted by the devices. Trump decried all political violence and issued a broad call for unity. Some voters expressed concern the country was spiraling into new territory. “It almost seems like we’re in the middle of a civil war without the shots being fired,” said Bobby Dietzel, a 45-year-old information technology worker from Kansas City who is registered with neither party. From a Denver coffee shop, he said he watched the political conflict with alarm. “It’s almost scary to talk politics with people.” Law enforcement officials did not comment on the possible mo- tives behind the crimes or whether political ideology may have played a role. Those involved have all been targeted by Trump and the right.

Sickness, fear, harassment in Mexico whittle away at caravan

dent from San Pedro Sula, Honduras, was one of at least 80 migrants wait- ing in the town square of Huixtla, where the rest of the caravan departed Wednesday morning, for four buses that would take them back to Hon- duras. Sarmientos Aguilar said it was partly the spontaneous nature of the caravan — many people joined on the spur of the moment — as well as the rumors of migrants dying that did him in. He joined the march “without thinking about

what could happen and the consequences it could bring,” he said. He said the death of a migrant who fell off a truck Mon- day — and vague rumors of two migrants killed in Huixtla — also pushed him to return. “There have been a lot of tragedies. It’s not necessary to go on losing more lives to reach there (the U.S.),” he said. “I am a little sick in the chest. I have a cough. And so instead of risking getter sicker and something happening to me, it’s bet- ter to go home.”

Deadline extended for insanity plea in newsroom shooting


ANNAPOLIS, Md. — A Maryland judge has extended the deadline for lawyers to file a pos- sible plea of not criminal- ly responsible by reason of insanity for the man charged with killing five employees at a newspaper office. Judge Laura Ripken on Tuesday extended the deadline another 60 days by agreement of counsel. The previous deadline for Jarrod Ramos’ lawyers to file the plea had been set for Wednesday. Ramos pleaded not guilty in July. Ramos has been charged with five counts of first-degree murder and

other charges in the June

28 attack at the Capital Ga -

zette newsroom.

Caravan of migrants still more than 1,000 miles away from u.S.

HUIXTLA, Mexico — Little by little, sickness, fear and police harass- ment are whittling down the migrant caravan mak- ing its way to the U.S.

border, with many of the

4,000 to 5,000 migrants camped overnight under plastic sheeting in a town in southern Mexico com- plaining of exhaustion. The group, many with

children and even push- ing toddlers in strollers, planned to depart Mapa- stepec at dawn Thursday with more than 1,000 miles still to go before they reach the U.S. bor- der. But in recent days a few hundred have accept- ed government offers to bus them back to their home countries. Jose David Sarmientos Aguilar, a 16-year-old stu-

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Ads pick up in Mississippi special election for US Senate


The Associated Press

JACKSON — Candidates and political action committees are in - creasing advertising ahead of the crowded Nov. 6 special election for a U.S. Senate seat in Mississippi. Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde- Smith released a TV ad Tuesday showing her in blue jeans and boots at her family’s cattle auction in Brookhaven. She relates cattle ranching to serving in Washington and says: “You can’t be afraid to put your boots on and clean up the mess.” In his own ad released Tuesday,

Democratic challenger Mike Espy wears a suit, sits in front of book- shelves and looks directly at the camera as he says: “Mississippi is too often defamed, dismissed and

border and a limited government,” the narrator says. The fourth candidate in the race, Tobey Bernard Bartee, has spent little on his campaign.


I’ll work to correct

Hyde-Smith was in her second

the stereotypes and attract compa -

term as state agriculture commis -

nies and jobs to

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sioner when Republican Gov. Phil

lieve in Mississippi, and it’s time to show the nation just how far we’ve come.” Remember Mississippi PAC has bought ads supporting Republican Chris McDaniel, with a narrator saying McDaniel is “no establish -

Bryant appointed her to temporar - ily succeed Republican Sen. Thad Cochran after the longtime law - maker retired amid health concerns in April. The winner of the special election will serve the final two years of the six-year term Cochran

ment politician.” “He’s a proven fighter for you, your family, lower taxes, a stronger

started. The Mississippi race could be important as Republicans try to maintain their Senate majority.

Oak Hall

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noon Friday,” Salter said. “If something changes, they’ll be notified by Stu - dent Affairs.” However, Salter said the Student Affairs Divi - sion of Housing expects repairs on 12 of the rooms could take up to 30 days to complete. Salter said the univer - sity has offered two op - tions to the students in those rooms. “Their options are to remain at the hotel, at the university’s expense, or to move into anoth - er residence hall where there’s space available on campus,” Salter said. “Some have chosen to stay with friends or family members. They have the option to continue doing

that, but the university will take care of them by the hotel route or ab - sorbing them into vacant space in the residence hall system. They have been given contacts to negotiate their individual needs or desires to move forward on that.” Salter said the univer - sity has also told students in the affected rooms to contact their resident ad - visers to arrange to store their furniture and other personal belongings. He said MSU also dis - tributed property loss claim forms to students, with instructions on how to claim a loss for prop - erty that was damaged in the rooms. After the fire, MSU ex-

tended academic accom - modations to affected stu - dents, and MSU President Mark Keenum offered further accommodations, such as parking. “We are fully commit- ted to helping those im - pacted by this fire in any way we can,” Keenum said. “The safety of our MSU family is a top prior - ity, and I am grateful that nobody was hurt during this incident. I would like to thank the students, staff and emergency of - ficials involved for their efforts in minimizing the harm caused by this fire.” Salter said the uni - versity is still working to determine a cost for the damage. “Whatever the cost,

we’ve got to get these rooms back in shape,” Salter said. “I think the fact that 18 of the rooms had minimal damage is going to help.” The last time a fire broke out in Oak Hall was in October 2014 when a candle left burning in a third-floor residence ignit- ed a couch and scorched a wall. While no injuries were reported, 30 dou - ble-occupancy rooms re - quired extensive repairs and temporarily displaced about 150 students. At the time, the building was about two years old. The candle fire, Salter told The Dispatch, was in a separate wing of Oak Hall than Sunday’s inci - dent.

Democrat Wadkins targets Mississippi’s Kelly on health care

T H e Ass O c IAT e D P R ess

JACKSON — Randy Wadkins, the Democrat challenging incumbent Republican Trent Kelly in north Mississippi’s 1st Congressional District, accuses Kelly of voting “just along party lines” while Kelly emphasizes his effort to build bipar - tisan bridges. But maybe the starkest contrast between Kelly and Wadkins is on health care. Kelly still supports the ideas behind the Republican effort to repeal and replace President Barack Obama’s health care law. Wadkins calls that plan “ridiculous” and says he favors the government paying for health insurance for all Americans. The 22-county district stretches from the sub - urbs of Memphis south and east to Tupelo and Co - lumbus. Kelly, 52, a former district attorney, first won election to Congress in 2015 after the death of U.S. Rep Alan Nunnelee and easily won re-elec - tion to a full term in 2016. Also on the ballot is Reform Party member Tracella Lou O’Hara Hill. The 53-year-old Wadkins had raised $154,000 since the start of 2017 and had $51,000 on hand as of Oct. 17, according to Federal Election Com - mission data. Kelly had raised $850,000 and had $202,000 on hand.


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beha and Clay counties and were unchanged in Lowndes County when compared to the same time period. Mississippi’s jobless rate in September, 4.5 percent, is 0.2 percent lower than in September 2017 while the national

unemployment rate of

3.6 percent is 0.5 percent lower than in September

in September 2018. The number of employed Mississippians rose over

  • 2017. the month by 700 to 1,226,800. More Missis - sippians were employed than at any time since May 2008. The current 1,170,100 jobs in Mississippi are

The state’s civilian la - bor force, which consists of everyone who has a job or is looking for a job, increased by 600 over the month to 1,288,400

the most jobs in the state since the U.S. Depart - ment of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics began calculating state non- farm seasonally adjusted data numbers.

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America best-loved books aren’t always the best books

On Tuesday, PBS aired a special to announce the results of its six- month contest to identify America’s 100 best-loved novels called The Great American Read. With more than 7 millions votes cast, it’s clear from

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followed by Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice and, in fifth, J.R.R. Tolk- ien’s “Lord of the Rings” series. Only “To Kill a Mockingbird” would have made my top five list, and I doubt very much that Outlander, an

annoying exercise

the results that Americans love to read. How well they read is an entirely different matter, again based on the results. America’s best-loved novel, based on the PBS contest, is Harper Lee’s “To Kill A Mockingbird.” No surprise there. It’s been a cherished novel since its publication since 1960. But the list took some odd turns after that. Diana Gabadon’s Outlander, now a popular mini-series, is the second most-loved book in America. Uh. OK. If you say so. Coming in third was J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series,

in time travel and men in kilts, wouldn’t have sniffed my Top 100. I’ll say this for Harry Potter, though: If the contest has been held to identify the 100 most important books, Rowling’s Harry Potter series would earn a sport near the top. Not since J.D. Salinger’s “Catcher in the Rye” (No. 30 in the list) has there been a book that has so inspired a generation of new readers. That’s the important thing to note about this list. PBS did not attempt the identify the most important novels, nor even the best-written novels, which explains the presence of

the truly awful writing found in Tim LaHaye’s “Left Behind” series ( NO. 77) or E.L. James “Fifty Shades of Grey” (86). If you want wooden characters, predictable plots and contrived dialogue, those two novels should be your guide. Meanwhile, William Faulkner and Eudora Welty didn’t crack the Top 100. Mark Twain’s “Huckleberry Finn,”

widely regarded as the first

great American novel, didn’t make the list, either. Most of my favorites made the list somewhere, including John Kennedy Toole’s comic masterpiece, “A Confederacy of Dunces” (No. 58). I guess that’s the nature of such a contest. When you choose a list of “bests,” there are objective criteria that can be used. But when it’s a list of favorites,” there is only one vote: Your own. So no two lists are likely to be the same and while I would like to steer clear from anyone whose best loved book is “Left Behind” or “Fifty Shades of

Grey,” I will say like readers. Readers are thinkers. They are open to knew ideas. They are curious. Show me a dull person and I’ll show you someone who doesn’t read. That’s true 100 percent of the time. So, while the outcome of the Great American Read didn’t produce the results ex- actly as I would have expected, I think it was a great way to promote reading. There were quite a few books on the list that I have not read which I now intend to read. I suspect the same is true for everyone who tuned in to see how the contest would play out. I hope that schools will use the program to help shape their own reading programs and encourage students to read. Last week, I sat down with Brad Meltzer, whose novels have regularly made it on the New York Times best-seller list, a few hours before he de - livered in the keynote address at the Eudora Welty Gala. In

his bio, I had noticed that he was the first in his family to go

to a four-year college and I had a theory about that I wanted to explore. I asked him if there were books in his home growing up. As I suspected, he said no. His mom read tabloid mag - azines and his dad read the newspaper sports section, that was about it. “But I had a grandmother who had this thing called a library card,” Meltzer said. “I remember going to the library and walking in the children’s section. The lady there told me, ‘This is your section.’ I thought it was literally true; that all of these books were mine. So I read everything.” That’s the kind of power reading can unleash. And that is why that it may not be a matter of what Amer - icans read as much as the fact that we still read that gives me hope for the future.

Slim Smith is a columnist and feature writer for The Dispatch. His email address is ssmith@cdispatch.com.

Letter to the editor

Voice of the people

A nomination for amphitheater management

The article in today’s paper about the new amphitheater on the Island and the city’s plans to hire an outside manager reminded me of a similar situation years ago. Susan Cox had been a volunteer with Historic Columbus and was running the pro - motions for tourism in Columbus. She did not receive a salary for her work. She was profes - sional and charming and did a fabulous job promoting our city. When it came time to hire someone for the job, the city didn’t even interview her. Instead they did an outside search and brought in someone that had “the resume.” That person stayed for a few years and nev - er accomplished half of the things that Susan had been doing. Now we are faced with operating the new amphitheater and again the city is not consid - ering anyone local when the perfect candidate is here and has been the quiet force behind the Rosenzweig Arts Center for years; Beverly Norris! Beverly has brought in amazing musicians and artists and has the musical acumen that it would take to make the amphitheater a suc - cess. She knows people in the industry from all-over and is as charming and professional as Susan Cox was before her. I know you would never use a similar word to describe a man for such a position but Beverly’s charm has won-over so many of the performers that she oversees and is one of the main reasons that they all rave about their time in Columbus. I urge the city to consider Beverly for this position. It would be a wise move that would ensure the success of the new arena.

Bob Raymond


today in history

Today is Thursday, Oct. 25, the 298th day of 2018. There are 67 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:

On Oct. 25, 1760, Britain’s King George III succeeded his late grandfather, George II.

On this date:

n In 1859, radical abolitionist John Brown went on trial in Charles Town, Va., for his failed raid at Harpers Ferry. (Brown was con - victed and hanged.) n In 1910, “America the Beautiful,” with words by Katharine Lee Bates and music by Samuel A. Ward, was first published. n In 1954, a meeting of President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Cabinet was carried live on radio and television. n In 1962, during a meeting of the U.N. Se - curity Council, U.S. Ambassador Adlai E. Ste - venson II demanded that Soviet Ambassador Valerian Zorin confirm or deny the existence of Soviet-built missile bases in Cuba; Steven - son then presented photographic evidence of the bases to the Council. n In 1983, a U.S.-led force invaded Grenada at the order of President Ronald Reagan, who said the action was needed to protect U.S. citizens there. n In 1986, in Game 6 of the World Series, the Boston Red Sox lost to the New York Mets, 6-5, on a wild pitch and an error in the tenth inning, forcing a seventh game, which the Mets ended up winning.

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So now it’s real explosive devices

What Hillary Clin - ton, Barack Obama, former Attorney Gen - eral Eric Holder, CNN and George Soros have in common is that each looms large in the right wing’s pantheon of liberal demons. And each has been sent a pipe bomb. So much for Donald Trump’s fantasies of left-wing mobs foment- ing violence. This is the real thing. Investi - gations may find oth - erwise, but as of now, these criminal acts and their targets appear to have sprouted out of the sick conspiracies of the fringe right. Notable is that sim - ilar devices were sent to far-apart addresses and were delivered in a similar manner. So this would seem a coordi - nated action. It was interesting to see Trump cover his rear end by immedi - ately issuing a tweet condemning whoever delivered those explo -

Froma Harrop
Froma Harrop

Political talk can get heated and still be acceptable, but we can

ratchet down the types of inflammatory claims that set off the



His weapons include primitive lies, including one about riots break- ing out in California over sanctuary cities. Even Fox News said that was not happening. Well, who would be stupid enough to believe this stuff and act out violently in response? A shockingly

large number of people.

How could anyone believe the lunatic conspiracy theory that Hillary Clinton was di - recting a child sex ring out of a pizza joint in Washington, D.C.? The establishment’s owner received a pile of death threats, and a guy from North Carolina showed up at his place and fired three shots inside. The scary part is that the man with the rifle looked like a normal person. That conspiracy theory was spread by

far-right websites. How much easier to believe one coming out of the president’s own mouth. Americans are no stranger to political violence, and not all of it comes from the right. One of the worst examples was the shooting of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, a Republican, by a left-wing nut. Before that was the grave wounding of Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. She was shot by an anti-government “activist” diag-

nosed as a paranoid schizophrenic.

sive devices. There remain politically conflicted voters who would consider such violence beyond the pale. The device sent to CNN was personally addressed to John Brennan (though he’s an NBC News contributor). He’s a Trump critic, but for heaven’s sake, he was also the head of the CIA. And to excite his base, Trump’s been fanning the flames of idiotic ire toward anyone opposing him.

It was gratifying to learn of the arrest of the misfit who left death threats on the phones of two senators who backed Brett Kava - naugh’s quest to join the Supreme Court. May law enforcement catch the cowards who anonymously threatened Kavanaugh’s chief accuser, Christine Blasey Ford. I don’t know where we go from here. Political talk can get heated and still be acceptable, but we

can ratchet down the types of

inflammatory claims that set off the mentally unwell. For Arizona Republican Martha McSally to accuse her Democratic opponent, Kyrsten Sinema, of treason was off-the-wall and reprehensible. And so we now look at the top of the political pyramid, at President Trump and his cataract of incen - diary insults, and see a trail of an - ti-social behavior leading to him. At a news conference, New York Police Department Commissioner James O’Neill pointed to the top, urging an end to the assault on the media “that contributes to choices people are making.” It was Trump who called sev - eral media outlets — CNN, The New York Times, CBS — “the enemy of the American people.” Just last week, he praised a con - gressman for body-slamming a reporter. He spurs crowds at his rallies to jeer the media covering them. Authorities expert in terror - ism sensed after finding the first bomb on Monday that this was the start of something bigger. Who can lead us to put out the fire?

Froma Harrop, a syndicated columnist, writes for the Providence (Rhode Island) Journal. Her e-mail address is fharrop@gmail.com.

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Diallo Spencer

ALICEVILLE, Ala. — Diallo K. “Debo” Spencer, 38, died Oct. 22, 2018, at Pickens County Medical Center

in Carrollton, Alabama. Home Going Celebra - tion services will be at

  • 11 a.m. Saturday at New

Canaan Baptist Church with the Rev. Jimmy McClung officiating. Burial will follow at New Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1-6 p.m. Friday at Lavender’s Funeral Service. Laven - der’s Funeral Service is in charge of arrange - ments.

Bobbie Peach

SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. — Bobbie Jean Dykes Peach, 86, died Oct. 17, 2019, at her residence. Services were at 1 p.m. Monday at Otts Fu - neral Home Chapel with Gary Phillips officiat- ing. Graveside services followed at Wofford Cemetery. Visitation was from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. prior to services at the funeral home. Otts Funeral Home was in charge of arrange - ments. Mrs. Peach was born Feb. 13, 1932, in Haz - ard, Kentucky, to the late Samuel Sherwood Dykes and Martha

Jane Caskey. She was a member of Cornerstone Chapel Church of God in Sulligent, Alabama. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Henry Peach; brothers, Stanley, Ray, Cleve and Frank Dykes; and sis - ters, Betty Jo Pence and Maxine Fagues. She is survived by her son, Samuel Peach of Mesa; daughters, Martha King of San Tan Valley and Mary Oakes of Thomasville, North Carolina; brothers, Sam Marshal Dykes of Markham, Illinois, Billy Dykes of Vicco, Ken - tucky and Martin Dykes of Combs, Kentucky; sister, Dorothy Hayes of Markham, Illinois; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Samuel Peach, Michael King Jr., Johan Oakes, Cade Andrasco, Mar - shall Dykes and Sarah King.

Claude Arney

STARKVILLE — Claude Arney, 81, died Oct. 24, 2018, at Starkville Manor Nurs - ing Home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Welch Fu - neral Home. Burial will follow at Craig Springs Cemetery in Sturgis. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Welch Funeral Home is in charge of arrange - ments. Mr. Arney was born to the late Henry Arney and Viola Scarbrough Arney. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of Friendship Baptist Church. In addition to his par - ents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Marvin Arney. He is survived by his children, Claude Arney Jr., Nicole Fulgham and Archie Arney, all of Starkville; sisters, Shir - ley Hunt of Starkville, Mavis Allen of West Point, Faye Pearson of Sturgis and Mary Fortenberry of Phila - delphia; brothers, Pete Arney of Jackson, Joe Arney of Starkville and Charles Arney of Stur - gis; four grandchildren; and one great-grand - child.

Poll: Young people back single-payer health care

The Associ AT ed Press

WASHINGTON — Large majorities of young

Americans want to see an expansion of government services, including a sin - gle-payer health care pro - gram, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and MTV. According to the poll,

  • 69 percent of young Amer -

icans between the ages of

  • 15 and 34 favor a nation -

al health plan, known as

a single-payer program.

Eighty-eight percent of young Democrats and

  • 40 percent of young Re -

publicans favor a govern - ment-run health insurance program, according to the poll. Roughly two-thirds of young independents are in favor. Young Americans called health care a very important issue in decid - ing how to vote. Sixty-two percent of those who will be old enough to vote in the midterms rated it as such. That’s the most who said the same of any issue in the poll, including im - migration and the econo - my.


Mamie Huffman

WEST POINT — Mamie Lou “Maw” Huffman, 73, died Oct. 23, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Friday at Pleasant Grove U.M. Church in Una with the Rev. Steve Lampkin officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-3:30 p.m. prior to services at the church. Calvert Funer - al Home is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Huffman was born Feb. 27, 1945, in Chicksaw County, to Mary Frances Crid - dle Owens Pumphrey and the late Walter Everette Owens. She formerly owned and operated Maw’s Nurs - ery and was a member of Lawson Chapel Church of Christ. In addition to her fa - ther, she was preceded in death by her broth - er, James Lee Owens.

In addition to her

mother, she is survived by her husband, Robert

  • E. Huffman Jr. of

West Point; daughter,

Sheila White Jinkins of Pontotoc; sons, Daniel

  • L. “Danny” Huffman

of West Point and Jack Reed of Columbus; brother, Richard Ow - ens of Saltillo; seven grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one great-great- grandchild. Pallbearers will be Austin Warren, Daniel Fletcher, Christopher Posey, Cayse Cope - land, Zach Phillips, Cody Jinkins, Glenn Hindman, Keith Hindman and Wayne Hindman. Memorials may be made to Pleasant Grove U.M. Church, c/o Brenda Henley, 13660 Baker Road, Prairie, MS 39756 or to Pleasant Grove U.M. Church Ceme - tery Fund, c/o Dennis Moon, 7259 Brand- Una Road, Prairie, MS


Frances “Franny” Chain

May 19, 1944-October 5, 2018

Frances Ashton Chain, 74, passed on to “Glory”, Friday, October 5, 2018, at home in Jefferson County Florida, a resident of Monticello for 17 years. She was born May 19, 1944, in St. Johns County, Florida, to the late Frank and Hope Ashton. She was a retired retail clerk. She was a member of the Monticello Church of the Nazarene. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her two sons, Mark Woolbright of Tulsa, OK and Richard Chain of Columbus, MS. Survivors include her husband of 45 years, Billy Chain of Monticello, FL; one daughter, Stacy Graves of Columbus, MS; two sons, Arnold Woolbright and Thomas Woolbright, both of Columbus, MS; two brothers, Wilbur Ashton and Joe Ashton, both of St. Augustine, FL; 13 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be at a future date in Furnace Hill Cemetery in Vernon, AL. A future “Celebration of Life Service” will be held at the Monticello Church of the Nazarene of Monticello, FL, later this year. Memorials in her name may be sent to the Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308 and/or Monticello Church of the Nazarene, 1590 North Jefferson St., Monticello, FL 32344.

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Jerry Crowe

Jerry Lee Crowe, age 77, died Tuesday, October 23, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital, Co - lumbus. Services will be held Thurs -

Jerry Lee Crowe, age 77, died Tuesday, October 23, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital, Co -

day, October 25, 2018, at 3:00

PM at Memorial Gunter Peel, 2nd Ave. N. Chapel with Dr. Shawn Parker officiating. Buri - al will follow at Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery Lamar County, AL. Visitation will be held Thursday from 1:00 p.m. until ser -

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Peel Fuenral Home & Crematory, 2nd Ave. N. lo -

cation is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Crowe was born on Friday, October 17,

1941, in Fayette, AL, to the late W. F. and Amy Lou Harkins Crowe. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Columbus, a retired department manager at Sanderson Plumbing and an active member of Retired Men’s Christian Coffee Club, New Hope Service Club and Pine Grove Hunting Club. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Dennis Crowe; and sister, Patricia Belcher. Survivors include his wife, Sammie Reeves Crowe, Columbus, MS; daughter, Mylinda Fancher (Donald), Montgomery, TX; son, Ricky Allen Crowe (Lora), Peachtree City, GA; sisters, Christine Brewer and Charlotte Burks; brothers, Woody Crowe and Buford Crowe; grandchil - dren, Amy Waddle, Elizabeth Burns, Hannah Browning, Rachel Crowe and Emma Crowe; great-grandchildren, Logan Waddle, Ethan Burns and Felicity Browning. Serving as pallbearers will be Justin Crowe, Lynn Wright, Lane Wright, Andy Boyd, Trae Pur - due and Clyde Stokes. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Pine Grove Hunting Club, the Retired Men’s Christian Coffee Club and New Hope Service Club. Memorials may be made to: St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38101 or the Palmer Home for Children, P.O. Box 747, Columbus, MS 39702.

Jerry Crowe Jerry Lee Crowe, age 77, died Tuesday, October 23, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital,

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MSgt. Ruble Clayton “RC” Fowlkes

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Hatley — MSgt. Ruble Clayton “R.C.” Fowlkes, 91, passed away on Sunday, October 21, 2018, at the Veterans Medical Center in Tuscaloosa, AL. R.C. was born on August 22, 1927 to William Dee and Mary Lee Howell Fowlkes. R.C. graduated from Hatley High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, where he served for 26 years and retired as a Master Sergeant in 1975. He also served with Civil Service at Columbus Air Force Base for 11 years. He drove a school bus for Monroe County schools, particularly in the Hatley area. R.C. attended New Hope Primitive Baptist Church. R.C. grew up on a cotton farm as a child. He was a very disciplined man who loved his family and loved his life. His family came first and foremost, and his love for his country was also evident. In his free time, he enjoyed traveling by motorcycle (Gold Wing Riders Assn member), listening to Old Country and Western music, water skiing, jet skiing, camping, pontoon boats and watching the sun rise and set. He was adventurous and a world

traveler who visited 33 countries and all 50 states

of America. His final destination: Heaven at last. R.C. is survived by his wife, Ann Nash Fowlkes, Hatley; daughter, Bonnie Jean Fowlkes, Columbus; sons, Michael Dee Fowlkes (Cynthia), Columbus, Timothy Howard Fowlkes (Sandra), Columbus; step-son, Keith Nash; grandchildren, Christopher Michael Fowlkes (Sandy), Nicole Leigh Pirrung, Amber Deanna McFadden, Winston Casey Fowlkes, Todd Chadler Parks,

Jason Tyler Parks; great-grandchildren, Logan Scott Pirrung, Madelyn “Maddie” Geneva Fowlkes, David Paxton “Pax” Fowlkes, Presley “Grace” Parks, Troy Dayton Parks, Layla Jade Parks, Lillian Clair “Lilly” Parks, and Talyn Rose Parks (to be born momentarily – October 2018); nieces and nephews, Wayne Fowlkes (Carolyn), Ouida Jo Thornton, Julie Clayborne (Mike), Keith Fowlkes, Doug Fowlkes (Stephanie), Steve Fowlkes (Sandy); brothers and sisters-in law, Donna Wardlaw, Faye Finley (Royce), Cynthia Smith (Frank); and special friends, Laureen Robinson, Floyd Land, and Todd Finley. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Geneva Wardlaw Fowlkes; mother-in-law, Ovie Arizonia Cook Wardlaw; step-son, Michael Nash; grandson, Guy Thomas Fowlkes; sister, Ruey Thornton (Dick); brothers, Ray Fowlkes (Lois), Buford Fowlkes (Ruth), Guy Fowlkes (Elizabeth), Clinton Fowlkes, and Clyde Fowlkes; nieces and nephews, Shirley Parham (Billy), Melba Jean Copley (Jerry); Patsy Huskey (Jerome); brothers and sisters-in-law, Marcell Riddle, Pete Wardlaw (Audrene), Bobby Wardlaw, Eddie Wardlaw, Betty Burdine (Jackie) and special friends, Elbert Robinson and Greely Hensley. A funeral service was held at 2PM Wednesday, October 24, at Hatley Primitive Baptist Church. Elder Tim Cunningham and Bro. Don Harding led the service. Burial followed at Hatley Cemetery. Pallbearers were Doug Fowlkes, Steve Fowlkes, Rickey Finley, Todd Finley, Chris Fowlkes, Winston Fowlkes, Todd Parks, and Tyler Parks. Honorary pallbearers were Wayne Fowlkes, Billy Parham, and the deacons of New Hope Primitive Baptist Church.

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Fund, C/O Stanley Farrar, 60328 Hatley Rd,

Amory, MS 38821 and to First Friends, P.O. Box

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Pumpkinpalooza set for Friday in downtown Starkville

annual event to feature pumpkin patch, petting zoo, msu pep rally



The Partnership will host the ninth annual Pumpkinpal - ooza in downtown Starkville on Friday. Partnership Spe - cial Events and Proj - ects Coordinator

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Paige Watson said the event, which has become a fall main - stay for downtown Starkville, will feature a pumpkin patch, inflatable jumpers for children and more. Pumpkinpalooza will begin at 5 p.m. and is scheduled to last through 7 p.m. “We are excited,” Watson said. “It’s a very family event. Children and adults are encouraged to dress up in their Halloween costumes. Retailers in the Main Street district will have candy for trick-or-treat- ers. We’re excited this year to add a new element to it — we will have a petting zoo in the middle of Main Street.” Watson said Pumpkinpalooza will also feature pumpkin painting by the Starkville Area Arts Council and face painting by the Mississippi State University Alumni Associa - tion’s Oktibbeha County chapter. Main Street will close from Jack- son Street to Washington Street beginning at 2 p.m. for Pumpkin - palooza’s setup, Watson said. The street will remain closed through the event, and roads are expected to be cleared by 7:30 p.m. Pumpkinpalooza will coincide with Maroon Madness — a Missis - sippi State University event to cele - brate the beginning of the men’s and women’s basketball seasons. Wat- son said a pep rally, featuring MSU’s spirit squads, will begin at 5:30 p.m.

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People fill Main Street during a previous Pumpkinpalooza in downtown Starkville. The Partnership will host the annual fall festival event from 5-7 p.m. on Friday.

Maroon Madness, which fea - tures the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters this year, is set to begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Humphrey Coliseum on MSU’s campus. “The cheerleaders will come, get you pepped up, and then you can go to Maroon Madness at 7:30,” Watson said. Pumpkinpalooza coincides with MSU’s football game against Tex- as A&M University. While further events are scheduled for the two home football games after this week, such as next week’s City - wide Tailgate hosted by United Way, Watson said Pumpkinpalooza

is the last of The Partnership’s New South Weekends events for the sea - son. Partnership Interim CEO Jenni - fer Prather said the event is an op - portunity both for Starkville’s resi - dents and visitors who are in town for the game. “We’re looking forward to this event, not only for a fun opportuni - ty for the community to come out and enjoy our downtown area, but it offers a great opportunity to re - ally showcase the unique culture that we have in Starkville for the visitors who are here for football season,” Prather said.


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ing software, Degree - Works, over the course of the next few years. MUW President Nora Miller said the advising p r o g r a m has been on the univer - sity’s radar for nearly a decade, but

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r e s o u r c e s to purchase


and implement it had been an issue. “We’ve been want- ing this for the past nine years, and it’s pretty expensive,” Miller said. “The implementation is going to be a lengthy pro - cess and we didn’t have the manpower to do this. But this will allow us to hire someone. This is a real game-changer and I’m just thrilled.” Brooking said the soft- ware will allow students to see their path to grad - uation currently, as well as if a student decides to

change majors. Typical - ly, if a student wanted to switch majors, Brooking said the process of figur -

ing out which classes are needed to graduate could take a while. But, with the new software, students can gauge their gradua - tion targets immediately. “We’re not going to see

a big upheaval in student

advising,” Brooking said. “The technology that’s available to our faculty will make advising a lot easier and probably quick- er for our students. Make sure we avoid any hiccups in getting them toward graduation.” With the new software program, MUW will hire a programmer analyst to ease with transition. Brooking said MUW will also add an interme - diate math developer to examine and potentially redesign the universi - ty’s intermediate math course. Miller added with intermediate cours -

es, math has become the largest struggle for in - coming freshman. “I’m really excited

about the ability to rethink our intermediate classes,” Miller said. “Some of our students come in college able but not college ready. These courses are need - ed to give them a boost up

to prepare them for Col -

lege Algebra I.” Aside from academics, sometimes non-curric - ular issues arise in stu - dents’ lives. The grant will also provide an addi - tional outreach counselor to the university’s coun - seling center. “Nationwide we’ve seen higher instances of anxiety in students col - lege-age,” Brooking said. “That outreach counsel - or will add that little bit of extra support for the faculty and the students. I think this will also help students understand that if they’re running up against a roadblock, we

can help find them a de - tour.” Brooking said the grant also allots profes - sional development for all faculty advisers. He is also looking into updating the student advising man - ual, which hasn’t been up - dated since 2011. MUW currently offers in-per - son tutoring for students. With the grant, Brooking said he will look to add on - line tutoring for students receiving a distance edu - cation. “Increasing retention, not only does it help ed - ucate people in the state, but for the institution it also makes sure we’re solid,” Brooking said. “It’s a lot less expensive to retain a student than it is to recruit a student. We wanted to try and shore up everything we can to make sure we are going to be successful as an in - stitution and for our stu - dents.”

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Brotherly bond continues for McLaurin, Abram past football field

By Brett Hudson


STARKVILLE — Bob Shoop’s individual drills with Mississippi State’s safeties can’t start before a best-of-three series of rock paper scissors be - tween two of his starters. Mark McLaurin and Johna - than Abram go out of their way to compete with each other as often as possible, and of course MSU’s top two safeties are go - ing to do the same to decide who goes first in drills.

“There’s not a game goes by, a practice goes by, any moment, where we’re not fussing about this and that, being competi - tive,” McLaurin said. “That’s how we are and it motivates us to keep working every day.” McLaurin and Abram have been two of the most produc - tive figures on MSU’s defense since the beginning of last sea - son, now doing so for a defense that is top 10 nationally in near - ly every statistical category of importance. Their high-energy dynamic has made them two of


n No. 16 Texas A&M, 6 p.m. Saturday (ESPN; WKBB-FM 100.9, WFCA-FM 107.9).

MSU’s most dangerous defend - ers, to be unleashed on No. 16 Texas A&M (5-2, 3-1 Southeast- ern Conference) 6 p.m. Satur - day (ESPN). “It’s almost like a weird brotherhood,” said defensive coordinator Shoop, who is also the safeties coach and witness - es the dynamic in the meeting

room, too. “They compare sta - tistics like brothers would. I know they know at the end of the day who has more tackles.”

That comparison happens as soon as games end. The first thing they do after games is find the stat sheet and compare their performances against one another, and do it on all levels:

tackles, tackles for loss, inter - ceptions, pass break-ups and all. They did this for an entire offseason after the two were the team’s top tacklers last sea -

son. McLaurin won that battle, 79 tackles to 71, but Abram was more productive behind the line with five tackles for a loss and two sacks compared to 3.5 and 1.5, respectively, for McLaurin. Abram also forced two fumbles to McLaurin’s one, but Abram had nothing for McLaurin in in - terceptions: McLaurin had six and Abram didn’t have one. They hold the same status this year: Abram leads the team with 53 tackles but McLaurin isn’t far behind with 48.



CCA relishes second win, preps for playoffs

By AdA m m inicH ino


STEENS — Bill Beck appreci - ates the importance of timing. The Columbus Christian Acad - emy football coach just didn’t know he was going to have to wait two months between victories. The veteran coach is willing to be patient when that second victory comes in a game that decides a district championship. Win No. 2 in Beck’s first season at the school came Friday in a 21- 20 decision against Deer Creek in Steens. The victory helped CCA (2-7) secure the Mississippi As - sociation of Independent Schools (MAIS) Class A, District 2 title. “We tried to give it away,” Beck said, “but the kids made a stop at the end when they had to.” Isaiah Cooper had two touch - downs and Lawson Studdard caught a touchdown pass to help the Rams snap a seven-game los - ing streak. Next week, CCA will try to earn its first playoff victory since 2014. Even though the playoff pair - ings haven’t been announced, Beck is nearly certain CCA, which earned a No. 3 seed, will play host to No. 6 seed Lee (Ark.) Academy at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, in Steens. The winner will take on No. 2 seed Union Christian Acad - emy on Nov. 9. Beck said CCA could have filled its schedule by playing Union Christian Academy, which is in Farmerville, Louisiana, this week, but he opted not to make the six-hour drive to give his team added time to prepare for the post- season. The time will give Beck a chance to help the Rams get even more comfortable under center as they prepare to play host to the first round of the playoffs. “We found some things that we did a little bit better than what we had been doing,” Beck said. “It has been an experience trying to figure all of this out, to say the

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Starkville High School’s Rufus Harvey (6) sprints to the end zone for a touchdown during the first half of Friday’s game against Murrah.


Harvey leads talented group of young receivers at Starkville High

By Brett Hudson


STARKVILLE — In an offseason be - tween a state championship game loss and a season expected to end with a better result, Starkville High School knew it would have to fulfill that dream with a new set of wide re - ceivers. The Yellow Jackets leaned on three se - niors in its top five receivers last year; then the No. 4 receiver, Tonorris Brookins II, suf - fered a knee injury in the spring. All that was left was Rufus Harvey, then in between his sophomore and junior seasons. Harvey has not disappointed. In Brookins’ absence, Harvey has undeni - ably been one of the most important pieces of Starkville’s offense, leading the team with 39 catches for 670 yards and five touchdowns. Even with Brookins back, catching his first pass last week, Warren Central (4-4, 3-2 re -

gion) will have to pay attention to Harvey 7 p.m. Friday in Starkville penultimate Mis - sissippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 6A Region 2 game. “He’s really good. He’s kind of like the silent assassin: he don’t do a while bunch of talking and let’s the game speak for himself,” Starkville coach Chris Jones said. “He’s qui - etly confident in his abilities, he doesn’t feel like anybody can hold him 1-on-1. He does his job and he’s more than a receiver catching the ball, he’s always blocking. “He’s a competitor and I’m happy he plays for us.” That attitude helped him shoulder a load when he had no other choice. Not only was Starkville dealing with Brookins’ injury, but its promising addition — Malik Brown — had to acclimate to the position after transition - ing from quarterback. The Yellow Jackets (8-1, 4-1 region) have


West Point runs away with region

By s cott WA lters


As the practices get shorter and the temperature gets colder, the West Point High School foot- ball team is again gearing up for a state championship run. After winning back-to-back Mississippi High School Activi - ties Association (MHSAA) Class 5A state championship, this year’s Green Wave can take the first step towards another title Friday night. West Point (8-1, 5-0) will play host to Saltillo (2-8, 1-4) at 7 p.m. in Class 5A, Region 1 play at Ham - blin Stadium. With the win, West Point will extend its region win streak to 26 games and will wrap up a third straight region championship. “It’s the first step, but it’s a big step,” West Point coach Chris Chambless said. “Having home- field advantage is huge. When it gets later in the rounds, you like to be in the position where you have an advantage like that. This team has worked hard to wrap up this region this year. It’s been a challenge.” West Point opened region play with a 14-13 win over Lafayette. Two weeks ago, the Green Wave had to score twice in the final cou - ple of minutes to pull out a 34-33 win at Olive Branch. A year ago, West Point and Ol - ive Branch met in the regular sea - son and postseason. West Point had the luxury of playing both of those games at home. This year’s potential North State champion - ship game would return to West Point with a win Friday night. “That’s a huge motivation,” Chambless said. “We have some teams in our region who can play this year. So playing at home is huge. You want every advantage you can get.” West Point should need few advantages Friday night when it tries for a seventh straight win. A year ago, the Green Wave beat the Tigers, 62-0. Last week, West Point took a hard-fought 38-17 region win at


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ToDAy’s GAme n Hubbertville at Pickens County FRIDAy’s GAmes

n south Panola at Columbus (Broadcast on WMSV-FM 91.1 will start at 6:30 p.m.) NoTe: For updates on the game, follow Scott Walters on Twitter @dispatchscott n New Hope at Noxubee County NoTe: For updates on the game, follow David Miller on Twitter @DispatchDave n Caledonia at Itawamba AHs (Broadcast on WZLG-FM 98.5) n West Lowndes at ethel n Warren Central at starkville (Broadcast on WKBB-FM 100.9 will start

at 6:45 p.m.) NoTe: For updates on the game, follow Brett Hudson on Twitter @Brett_Hudson n saltillo at West Point (Broadcast Streaming on Mississippi

Supertalk at www.supertalk.fm) NoTe: For updates on the game, follow Will Nations on Twitter @NationsSports Mississippi Association of Independent Schools

Class AAA Playoffs — First Round n Lee Academy (mississippi) at Heritage

Academy NoTe: For updates on the game, follow Adam Minichino on Twitter @ctsportsed- itor n Natchez Cathedral Unit school at starkville Academy

(Broadcast on WLZA-FM 96.1 will start at 6:30 p.m.; Streaming on Mississippi Supertalk at www.supertalk.fm)

NoTe: For updates on the game, follow Amber Dodd on Twitter @amberdodd97

mAIs Class AA Playoffs — First Round n oak Hill Academy at Tri-County Acad- emy

Christian Football Association — First Round n Victory Christian at Russell Christian n Aberdeen at south Pontotoc (Broadcast on WWZQ-AM 1240, WAMY-AM 1580 will start at 6:30 p.m. with Coach Eric Spann Show) n Leake County at Hamilton n Leake Central at Louisville n mooreville at Amory (Broadcast on WAFM-FM 95.7 will start at 6:30 p.m. with coaches show) n east Webster at Leflore County n Aliceville at selma n Lamar County at Gordo (Broadcast on WJEC-FM 106.5) n south Lamar at Brilliant n sulligent at Cold springs n Pickens Academy at Patrician Acad- emy

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Starkville High School defender Zitavious Williams (2) extends the ball, as he returns an interception for a touchdown during Friday night’s 71-0 home win over Murrah.

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Week 11 Slate

All games start at 7 p.m. Friday (unless noted) Admission at all stadiums is $8

South Panola at Columbus

n RECORDS: South Panola 5-5 (3-2 in MHSAA 1-6A); Columbus 0-9 (0-5 in MHSAA 1-6A) n LAST WEEK: South Panola won its third straight

with a 17-7 home region win over Southaven

Tigers led 10-0 at halftime


... For South Panola, junior


Janari Dean ran for 150 yards; Columbus dropped a

42-6 region decision at Tupelo

25-0 at halftime

... For Columbus, sophomore Karon

The Falcons trailed

... Hawk scored the lone touchdown n ON THE LINE: South Panola clinches Class 6A playoff berth with win n PLAYER TO WATCH: South Panola’s Dean has rushed for 1,569 yards and 12 touchdowns to lead the Tigers this season n RADIO/INTERNET: WMSV-FM (91.1) n LAST SEASON: South Panola 41, Columbus 7

New Hope at Noxubee County

n RECORDS: New Hope 1-9 (1-2 in MHSAA 4-4A); Noxubee County 5-5 (2-1 in MHSAA 4-4A) n LAST WEEK: New Hope dropped a 56-7 decision

at Jackson Prep

... lone touchdown for the Trojans; Noxubee County made

Junior Braylen Miller scored the

it back-to-back wins with a 47-0 region win at Leake

... ran for 101 yards and a touchdown, while senior Kyziah Pruitt ran for 81 yards and two scores n ON THE LINE: Final regular-season game with both teams already in Class 4A playoffs n PLAYER TO WATCH: Noxubee County junior line - backer Marlon Windham leads the Tigers with 49 total tackles this season n LAST SEASON: Noxubee County 48, New Hope 0


For Noxubee County, senior Ja’Qualyn Smith

Caledonia at Itawamba AHS

n RECORDS: Itawamba AHS 6-4 (2-2 in MHSAA 2-4A); Caledonia 3-6 (1-3 in MHSAA 2-4A) n LAST WEEK: Caledonia dropped its second straight one-point region decision, falling 35-34 at home

to Amory


The teams were tied at 27 at halftime ...

For Caledonia, junior Brandon Edmondson ran for 73 yards and rushed for 79 yards with two total touch - downs; Itawamba AHS dropped a 38-27 region decision

... Itawamba AHS, junior Ike Chandler ran for 258 yards and three touchdowns n ON THE LINE: Caledonia clinches Class 4A playoff berth with win n PLAYER TO WATCH: Itawamba AHS’s Chandler has rushed for 1,508 yards and 15 touchdowns to lead the Indians this season n LAST SEASON: Itawamba AHS 31, Caledonia 0


at Pontotoc

The Indians led 27-17 at halftime


West Lowndes at Ethel

n RECORDS: West Lowndes 2-7 (2-4 in MHSAA 3-1A); Ethel 1-8 (1-6 in MHSAA 3-1A) n LAST WEEK: West Lowndes dropped a 54-20

... junior Quay Sanders ran for 160 yards with two total

home region decision to Noxapater

For West Lowndes,

touchdowns; Ethel dropped its third straight with a 40-0 region decision at Nanih Waiya n ON THE LINE: West Lowndes faces must-win to keep Class 1A playoff hopes alive n PLAYER TO WATCH: West Lowndes junior Quay Sanders has four 100-yard rushing games to lead the Panthers this season n LAST SEASON: West Lowndes 36, Ethel 6

Warren Central at Starkville High

n RECORDS: Warren Central 4-4 (3-2 in MHSAA 2-6A); Starkville High 8-1 (4-1 in MHSAA 2-6A) n LAST WEEK: Warren Central won its second straight with a 35-31 home region win over Clinton ... For Warren Central, Lamar Gray ran for 54 yards and

four touchdowns; Starkville High topped 70 points for a third time this season with a 71-0 home region win over



For Starkville, sophomore Luke Altmyer threw

for 135 yards and three touchdowns n ON THE LINE: Starkville High clinches first-round Class 6A playoff game at home with win n PLAYER TO WATCH: Starkville High senior Rodrigues Clark has rushed for 856 yards and 17 touch - downs to lead the Yellow Jackets this season n RADIO/INTERNET: WKBB-FM (100.9) n LAST SEASON: Warren Central 23, Starkville High 0

Saltillo at West Point

n RECORDS: Saltillo 2-8 (1-4 in MHSAA 1-5A); West Point 8-1 (5-0 in MHSAA 1-5A) n LAST WEEK: Saltillo snapped a four-game losing streak with a 28-10 region home win over Lewisburg ...

The TIgers led 14-3 at halftime

For Saltillo, senior

Jamiek Murphy ran for 40 yards and three touchdowns;

West Point won 38-17 at Grenada in region play


Green Wave led 17-3 at halftime

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Starkville Academy’s Taylor Arnold (10) prepares to stiff arm Canton Acade - my defender Cody Coleman (10) during a game earlier this season.


After pair of losses, Starkville Academy relishes second season

By AdA m m i N iCH i No


STARKVILLE — The phone call didn’t surprise Chase Nicholson. The Starkville Academy football coach considers Casey Orr one of his many friends in the profession, so it wasn’t unusual that the Noxapater High School football coach would reach out to him. The message, though, was a little different. “Coach Orr called me yester - day and said, ‘I still love you. I still think you’re a great coach,’ ” Nichol - son said. “I am like, ‘What are you talking about?’ He is like, ‘Well, I didn’t know what else to say.’ I am like, ‘It is two games. We played in - credible Friday night. We just hap - pened to lose.’ ” It is odd enough that one of Nich - olson’s peers after a loss, let alone back-to-back defeats, but that is the situation the Volunteers’ coach was in earlier this week after a 29-20 loss to Leake Academy on Friday in Mad - den. The result came on the heels of a 21-7 home loss to Heritage Academy a week earlier in Starkville that cost the Volunteers a shot at winning the Mississippi Association of Indepen - dent Schools (MAIS) Class AAA, District 2 title. Even though the loss to Leake Academy dropped Starkville Acade - my to 8-2, it didn’t affect the team’s seeding for the Class AAA. No. 6 seed Starkville Academy (8-2) will play host to No. 11 Cathedral Unit School at 7 p.m. Friday in the first round of the MAIS Class AAA play - offs at J.E. Logan Field. The winner of that game will take on the winner of the game Friday be - tween No. 3 Bowling Green School (La.) and No. 14 Adams County Christian School. Nicholson’s goal this week has been to get his team to re-focus on what truly is a clean slate to a new

season. If that sounds familiar, it is because Nicholson has used a simi - lar refrain during the regular season in an effort to get the Volunteers to turn the page. In the first two-plus months of the season, though, that was a little easier to do because Starkville Academy, the reigning Class AAA State champion, was rid - ing an eight-game winning streak. Now, the Volunteers, who had their 19-game winning streak snapped against the Patriots, want to start a new winning streak. “The Heritage loss was still a bad loss. The Leake loss was not a bad loss. We just happened to lose,” Nich - olson said. “That’s what I looked at Garrett (Lewis) and Taylor (Arnold) and told them both Sunday, ‘How many times have we been on the other side where we made a play and they didn’t and we won and it easily could have gone the other way? “It has happened so many times to us this year. It was a great football team. We played tremendously. They played tremendously. They got them - selves in position to make the kick at the end. It could have gone either way.” A last-second field goal dealt Nich - olson’s squad its second-straight loss. He said the Volunteers attempt- ed to engineer a razzle-dazzle play on the kickoff following the field goal. A fumble on the play resulted in Leake Academy falling on the foot- ball in the end zone. Despite the loss, the Volunteers still have allowed only 104 points (not counting the final touchdown by Leake Academy), which is the fewest of the five teams in their district by 58 points. Nicholson said he was most im - pressed that the Volunteers respond - ed after the loss to the Patriots. He said he wasn’t pleased that his play - ers didn’t respond until late in the game against Heritage Academy.


Week 11 Slate

All games start at 7 p.m. Friday (unless noted) Admission at all stadiums is $8

Aberdeen at South Pontotoc

n RECORDS: Aberdeen 5-5 (2-2 in MHSAA 4-3A); South Pontotoc 6-4 (1-3 in MHSAA 4-3A)

n LAST WEEK: Aberdeen dropped a 27-14 decision

at Houston in region play

The Bulldogs trailed 20-0

at halftime

South Pontotoc dropped its second straight with a 20-14

region loss at Choctaw County

7-0 at halftime

... For South Pontotoc, senior Eddie Ivy

The Cougars trailed

... scored a pair of touchdowns n ON THE LINE: Aberdeen clinches Class 3A playoff berth with win n PLAYER TO WATCH: South Pontotoc’s Ivy has rushed for 1,109 yards and 14 touchdowns to lead the Cougars this season n RADIO/INTERNET: WWZQ-AM (1240); WAMY-AM


n LAST SEASON: South Pontotoc 21, Aberdeen 14

Leake County at Hamilton

n RECORDS: Leake County 6-2 (4-2 in MHSAA 3-1A); Hamilton 1-8 (0-6 in MHSAA 3-1A)

n LAST WEEK: Leake County dropped a 28-0 region

decision at Noxapater

The Gators trailed 16-0 at half -


a team-high 39 yards in the loss; Hamilton dropped its eighth straight with a 42-7 region loss at French Camp


The Lions trailed 28-0 at halftime

n ON THE LINE: Leake County clinches Class 1A playoff berth with win n PLAYER TO WATCH: Leake County senior Jaleen Morgan has rushed for 1,050 yards and eight touch - downs to lead the Gators this season n LAST SEASON: Leake County 26, Hamilton 14

Lee Aca. at Heritage Aca.

n RECORDS: Lee Academy 3-6 (2-2 in MAIS 1-AAA); Heritage Academy 8-2 (4-0 in MAIS 2-AAA)

n LAST WEEK: Lee Academy saw a two-game winning streak snapped with a 40-20 loss at Indianola


The Colts trailed 24-6 at halftime; Heritage

Academy won its fifth straight with a 49-26 home win

over Canton Academy

The Patriots led 28-13 at half -


Cathedral at Starkville Aca.

n RECORDS: Cathedral 4-5 (1-2 in MAIS 5-AAA); Starkville Academy 8-2 (2-2 in MAIS 2-AAA) n LAST WEEK: Cathedral lost its fourth straight

with a 48-20 road loss at Silliman Institute

... Green Wave trailed 22-7 at halftime; Starkville Academy


dropped its second straight with a 29-20 loss at Leake

... Starkville Academy, Taylor Arnold and Garrett Lewis each threw touchdown passes n ON THE LINE: MAIS Class AAA Playoffs, first round … Winner will face either Adams County Christian or Bowling Green in next round n PLAYER TO WATCH: Starkville Academy’s CJ Jackson scored a rushing touchdown in the loss to Leake Academy n RADIO/INTERNET: WLZA-FM (96.1)



The Volunteers led 14-13 at halftime


Oak Hill Aca. at Tri-County Aca.

n RECORDS: Oak Hill Academy 4-6 (1-4 in MAIS 1-AA); Tri-County Academy 7-3 (1-1 in MAIS 2-AA) n LAST WEEK: Oak Hill Academy beat Marshall Acad - emy 24-18 at home; Tri-County Academy beat Hartfield Academy 57-13 at home n ON THE LINE: MAIS Class AA Playoffs, first round … Winner will face either Newton or Sylva-Bay in next round n PLAYER TO WATCH: Oak Hill Academy quarterback Ash Cullum threw two touchdowns in the win over Mar- shall Academy n LAST SEASON: Tri-County Academy 33, Oak Hill Academy 13

Victory Christian at Russell Christian

n RECORDS: Victory Christian 4-3 (2-3 in CFA); Rus - sell Christian 8-0 (5-0 in CFA) n LAST WEEK: Victory Christian Academy has not

... season game, the Eagles fell 72-60 at East Memorial Christian Academy; Russell Christian ended the regular season with a 41-12 home win over New Life Christian ... For Russell Christian, junior Caleb Taylor threw for 158 yards and a touchdown n ON THE LINE: CFA semifinal … Winner will face either Tabernacle or East Rankin in championship n PLAYER TO WATCH: Victory Christian Academy senior Kenny Collier has 20 receptions for 500 yards and seven touchdowns to lead the Eagles this season n LAST MEETING: Russell Christian 52, Victory Chris -

played in the past two weeks

In the final regular

tian 0

—Scott Walters



Class Overall

Class 3A




Pts Pvs




Pts Prv


Horn Lake (4)





North Panola (9)




(tie) Hattiesburg (5)


Brandon (2)










Winona (2)













Northwest Rankin





Water Valley









Also Receiving Votes: Columbia 13, Vel-


West Point




ma Jackson 7.



Madison Central





Olive Branch






East Central

10. Louisville












Class 2A




Taylorsville (11)




Pts Prv





geland Aca. 4, Gulfport 4, Oak Grove 3,






Oxford 2, Corinth 2, Lafayette 2, Jackson


Scott Central




Prep 1, Pearl 1. Class 6A






Also Receiving Votes: Pisgah 12.




Pts Prv



Horn Lake (9)




Class 1A




Brandon (2)

Northwest Rankin









Simmons (11)



Pts Prv









Nanih Waiya





Madison Central









Also Receiving Votes: None.














Class 5A

Also Receiving Votes: Noxapater 12.




Hattiesburg (10)

West Point (1)




Pts Prv





Class Private Schools



Pts Prv


Madison-Ridge.Aca. (11) (10-0) 110








Jackson Prep





Olive Branch





Jackson Aca.





Holmes County Central (8-1)




Indianola Aca.










Adams Christian




Laurel 6.




Lamar School

13, Heritage Aca. 12, Oak Forest , La. 7,


Simpson Aca. 6.


Class 4A



Pts Prv

All Associated Press members in Missis-


East Central (8)




sippi are eligible to participate in the high


Louisville (3)

(9-1) 102


school football poll. Those who voted for






this week’s poll are: The Commercial Dis-






patch, Columbus; The Daily Corinthian,






Corinth; Greene County Herald, Leakes-

Also Receiving Votes: Noxubee County 6, West Lauderdale 6.

ville; The Sun-Herald, Biloxi-Gulfport; The Hattiesburg Post , Hattiesburg; En- terprise-Journal, Mc Comb; The Oxford Eagle, Oxford; Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, Tupelo; The Vicksburg Post, Vicksburg; WTVA-TV, Tupelo; WJTV, Jackson.


Area academies being run for state titles

W hile it does not seem possi -

ble, we have arrived at the

start of the prep football


In the Mississip -

pi Association of In -

dependent Schools

(MAIS), Classes

AA and AAA start the playoffs Friday



Acad -

emy and Starkville

Academy open with

home field in the first round, while

Oak Hill Academy takes to the road. Here is what to watch for from

Trojans or Tigers

Will Noxubee County keep rolling?

After a region loss to Louisville, things have fallen back into place
nicely for Noxubee County. In its last two region games, Nox- ubee County has scored 109 points in blowouts of Kosciusko and Leake Central. Now, Noxubee County looks for one more big victory when it plays host to New Hope for Senior Night. Both teams are in the playoffs. Noxubee County will be looking to continue its offensive hot streak.

  • Scott Walters

Week 11:

Vikings or Yellow Jackets

Can Warren Central beat Starkville for a second straight year?

While it is possible, it is not likely.

Starkville has shaken off an ear -

ly-region loss to Northwest Rankin

with impressive wins over Green -

ville, Madison Central and Murrah. A year ago, Warren Central beat Starkville, 23-0. It’s a safe bet the Yellow Jackets will be locked in Friday at home.

Colts or Patriots

Will Heritage Academy throw the ball a lot Friday night?

Alternate question: Will the sun rise Friday morning? Yes, Heritage Academy heads into the MAIS playoffs with tons of momentum. The defense is playing well and the offense is throwing the ball all over the field. It will not be a fun experience for the visitors from Lee Academy.

Green Wave or Volunteers

Will Starkville Academy make a state title repeat?

If Starkville Academy does make it a second straight MAIS state championship, it will have been done the hard way. Up first is Natchez Cathedral who comes to Starkville Friday night. After that, the Volunteers would most likely see Adams County Christian and Heritage Academy before making it to the finals again. Can it be done? Yes. Will it be a challenge? Yes.

Confederates or Indians

Will Caledonia make the playoffs?

After back-to-back heart-break- ing one-point defeats, Caledonia has one final chance to make the

playoffs. The opponent standing in the way is Itawamba AHS. The Confederates will need their best game.

Scott Walters is a sports writer for The Dispatch. He can be reached at

swalters@cdispatch.com. Follow him on Twitter @dispatchscott.

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Mississippi State

Volleyball falls to Arkansas at Newell-Grissom

STARKVILLE — During the second home Wednesday match this season, Mississippi State (5-18, 1-9 SEC) fell to Arkansas (10-10, 4-6 SEC) in three in Newell-Grissom. Mississippi State fell to Arkansas, 25-18, 25-18, 22-25. “This was one of those matches where I think we grew as a group,” head coach Julie Darty said. “I’m super proud of the way we finished the match. We kind of had a late run in that third set that I’m really proud of. That third set was the most points we scored all match, and Laura Rose was a nice spark off the bench. “She came in and got some good touches at the net. Across the board, we tried to serve pretty tough tonight so we missed some balls, but overall I’m pretty pleased with our defensive effort. We worked a lot on just getting good solid positive block touches and defensive touches all week, and I think we saw that that effort and execution was a little bit better. We just [have] to keep playing good clean volleyball and manage stuff on our side of the net, and the rest will take care of itself.” A solo block by Amarrah Cooks started off the match as the Bulldogs were first on the board. There were nine ties and three lead changes throughout the set. Toward the latter half of the set after going back-and-forth, errors proved to be the catalyst for the Bulldogs. Arkansas went on a five-point stint to push ahead and win the set. Paige Shaw and Gabby Waden had three kills apiece. Gabby Zgunda led the team with four digs. MSU won the battle at the net with 3.0 blocks to Arkansas’ 1.0. Shaw had a kill and a service ace to give MSU the 2-0 start in the second set. After a few series, Arkansas gained momentum and went on a six-point run to lead 8-4. Mississippi State struggled to fight back and regain the lead as Arkansas was hitting .342 in comparison to MSU’s .176. Shaw tallied five kills while Robinson notched three. Morgan Kath and Alleah Stamatis both had five assists. n Soccer hosts LSU: At Starkville, after snapping a 12-year losing streak to LSU in 2017, Mississippi State’s soccer program needs a win against the Tigers this year. The Bulldogs are currently just below the cutline for the SEC Tournament in Orange Beach, Alabama next week. State must win at home on Thursday night and get some help from around the conference to qualify. “LSU is very good,” head coach Tom Anagnost said. “They’re very dangerous. They have great players. The results have shown it. It’s probably going to be our toughest match of the year. We have to everything we can to win.” Today’s match at 7 p.m. on SEC Network+ will pit two of the youngest teams in the conference against each other. The Bulldogs and Tigers are tied for the most freshmen on a roster in the SEC. MSU has seen 43.3 percent of its points come from players new to the team this year, which leads the league. LSU is second in that category with 42.8 percent of its scoring coming from newcomers. Both teams have registered eight shutouts this year, but MSU has been the more offensive of the two squads with 31 goals this year. De- spite posting 3.29 goals per game in non-conference play, the Bulldogs’ scoring pace has faltered in SEC games to just 0.89 goals per game. State will look to get on the board early and take control of the must-win match. MSU is 8-0-0 when it scores first this year and unbeat- en at home. Junior MaKayla Waldner and freshman Zakirah McGillivary have been the Bulldogs’ biggest scoring threats, and the team is 7-0-0 when one of them scores. A goal for Waldner would move her into the top five all-time at MSU. Should she score the game-winner, she would tie the Bulldogs’ career record with eight. If McGillivary scores a game-winning goal she would break Waldner’s single-season record of five set last year. In order to make it to Orange Beach, MSU needs Alabama to defeat Auburn or Arkansas to defeat Florida. The Bulldogs could also qualify if Tennessee defeats or ties Missouri.

Junior Colleges

EMCC football plays at Northeast Mississippi C.C.

SCOOBA – Having secured their ninth MACJC North Division football title in 11 seasons under the guidance of head coach Buddy Stephens, the reigning national and state champion Lions of East Mississippi Community College (8-0, 5-0 MACJC North) will close out their regular-season slate by traveling to Booneville for Thursday’s road contest against the Northeast Mississippi Community College Tigers. Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m. at Tiger Stadium on the NEMCC campus. Poised to make their 10th MACJC state playoff appearance under Stephens’ leadership, the top-ranked EMCC Lions will entertain MAC- JC South Division runner-up Copiah-Lincoln Community College on Saturday, Nov. 3, in an MACJC state semifinal matchup on the Scooba campus. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. at EMCC’s Sullivan-Windham Field. The MACJC’s other state semifinal contest on Nov. 3 will pit the MACJC South Division champion Jones College Bobcats against the winner of Thursday’s MACJC North Division battle between fifth-ranked Northwest Mississippi and Itawamba. The two winners from the state semifinals will play for the 2018 MACJC State/NJCAA Region 23 football championship the following Saturday (Nov. 10).


Broncos release Kelly after latest arrest

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Chad Kelly’s short stint as the Denver Broncos’ backup quarterback is over, and his former teammates and ex-coaches are trying to ignore the distraction of his dismissal while keeping him in their thoughts. The Broncos waived the second-year pro Wednesday, a day after he was arrested on suspicion of criminal trespass after being accused of entering a couple’s suburban home uninvited. General manager John Elway huddled with coach Vance Joseph and team President Joe Ellis and “we agreed that releasing Chad was the right thing to do,” Elway said. “Even though Chad’s no longer part of our team, we’ve offered to help him however we can and are supportive of him in every possible way,” Elway added. Joseph said after practice Wednesday that following many hours of meetings with Kelly and conversations with one another, the trio “thought it was the best thing for the Broncos — and for Chad” to waive him.

“As a friend, man, I’m hurting for him,” starting quarterback Case Keenum said. “I’m rooting for him so much,” said new backup quarterback Kevin Hogan.

—From Special and Wire Reports


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Against Leake Academy, though, Nichol - son said Starkville Academy had an answer after falling behind 13-0 and took a 14-13 lead. He said that is a good sign as the play - ers set out to go 4-0 in the second season. “They may have played the best game we played all season. We just happened to lose,” Nicholson said. “The guys played hard. We hit some big plays that we hadn’t hit in weeks. We had tremendous effort across the board. The play from our quar - terback (Lewis) was the best he has played all year. He had to respond, and he respond - ed positively, and we got out of there injury free.” Nicholson is confident the Volunteers will respond again this week because he has praised the team’s maturity and lead - ership all season. He feels all of the players realize the finality of this part of the season and they won’t want it to end until they have done everything possible to play four more games. ACCS, which is ranked No. 5 in this week’s Mississippi Private Schools rank- ings by The Associated Press, would have been the No. 1 seed out of District 5, but it had to forfeit games and nearly slipped all the way out of the playoffs. As a result, Sil - liman Institute (La.) earned the No. 5 seed, the final one given to the district champi - ons. Cathedral enters the game riding a four- game losing streak on the field. It lost to ACCS 39-6 and last week to Silliman Insti - tute 48-20.

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Prep Football

Friday’s Games

Prep Preview Page, Page 2B

Prep Basketball

saturday’s Games

Starkville High hosts Pre-Season Jamboree

College Football

saturday’s Games

Southern Miss at Charlotte, 1 p.m. Texas A&M at Mississippi State, 6 p.m.

College Cross Country

Friday’s meet

SEC Championships (Auburn, Alabama)

Men’s College Golf

saturday’s matches

Mississippi State at Steelwood Collegiate Invita-

tional (Mobile, Alabama) Southern Miss at Steelwood Collegiate (Loxley, Alabama)

sunday’s matches

Mississippi State at Steelwood Collegiate Invita- tional (Mobile, Alabama) Ole Miss at Warrior Princeville Invitational (Kauai, Hawaii) Southern Miss at Steelwood Collegiate (Loxley, Alabama) Mississippi University for Women at Gulf Coast C.C. Invitational

Men’s College Soccer

saturday’s match

Mississippi University for Women at Hiwassee

College, 1 p.m.

Women’s College Soccer

Today’s matches

Vanderbilt at Ole Miss, 6 p.m. Alabama at Auburn, 6:30 p.m. LSU at Mississippi State, 7 p.m.

College Volleyball

Friday’s matches

Mississippi University for Women vs. Colorado College (Denver, Colorado), 5 p.m. Marshall at Southern Miss, 6 p.m. Alabama at Texas A&M, 6:30 p.m. Ole Miss at Auburn, 7 p.m.

Junior College Football

Today’s Games

EMCC at Northeast, 6:30 p.m. Northwest at Itawamba, 6:30 p.m.




  • 6 p.m. — Ball State at Ohio, CBS Sports Network

  • 6 p.m. — Toledo at Western Michigan, ESPN2

  • 6 p.m. — Baylor at West Virginia, FS1 6:30 p.m. — Georgia Tech at Virginia Tech, ESPN

6:30 p.m. — Appalachian State at Georgia Southern, ESPNU

GoLF 1:30 p.m. — PGA Tour, Sanderson Farms

Championship, first round, at Jackson, TGC

  • 5 p.m. — LPGA Tour, Swinging Skirts Taiwan Championship, first round, at New Taipei City

(same-day tape), TGC

  • 9 p.m. — PGA Tour & WGC, HSBC Champions, second round, at Shanghai, TGC


  • 7 p.m. — Boston at Oklahoma City, TNT

9:30 p.m. — Denver at L.A. Lakers, TNT NFL 7:20 p.m. — Miami at Houston, WLOV and NFL

Network WomeN’s CoLLeGe soCCeR

  • 6 p.m. — Texas A&M at South Carolina, SEC


  • 8 p.m. — Alabama at Auburn, SEC Network WResTLING

  • 5 p.m. — UWW World Championships, Day 5, at Budapest, Hungary (same-day tape), NBC Sports Network


AUTo RACING 9:55 a.m. — Formula One, Mexican Grand Prix, practice, at Mexico City, ESPNU 1:55 p.m. — Formula One, Mexican Grand Prix, practice, at Mexico City, ESPN News


  • 6 p.m. — Exhibition, Transylvania at Kentucky, SEC Network

CoLLeGe FooTBALL 5:30 p.m. — Louisiana Tech at FAU, CBS Sports Network

  • 6 p.m. — Miami at Boston College, ESPN

  • 7 p.m. — Indiana at Minnesota, FS1

  • 9 p.m. — Wyoming at Colorado State, CBS Sports Network

9:30 p.m. — Utah at UCLA, ESPN

CoLLeGe HoCKey

  • 6 p.m. — Minnesota-Duluth at Notre Dame, NBC Sports Network


  • 5 p.m. — NHRA, Toyota Nationals, qualifying, at Las Vegas, FS1


6:30 p.m. — High school, Hewitt-Trussville (Ala.) vs. Thompson (Ala.), at Alabaster, Alabama,


GoLF 1:30 p.m. — PGA Tour, Sanderson Farms Cham- pionship, second round, at Jackson, TGC 4:30 p.m. — Champions Tour, PowerShares QQQ Championship, first round, at Thousand Oaks, California, TGC

  • 6 p.m. — LPGA Tour, Swinging Skirts Taiwan

Championship, second round, at New Taipei City (same-day tape), TGC 10 p.m. — PGA Tour & WGC, HSBC Champions, third round, at Shanghai, TGC


  • 7 p.m. — MLB World Series, Game 3, Boston at L.A. Dodgers, WLOV


6:30 p.m. — Golden State at New York, NBA TV

  • 9 p.m. — Washington at Sacramento, NBA TV soCCeR

1:20 p.m. — Bundesliga, Freiburg vs. Borussia Mönchengladbach, FS2 WResTLING

  • 5 p.m. — UWW World Championships, Day 6, at Budapest, Hungary (same-day tape), NBC Sports Network


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least.” Beck said a move from the shot- gun back to putting quarterback Dakota Shaw under center has helped the Rams better protect the football. He said the depth at run - ning back with Cooper, Jaden Hen - derson, Bryar Kemp, and Jordan Meek gives CCA plenty of options. “The kids have worked hard,” Beck said. “I think the kids have bought in a little more and they re - alized we have to do it this way to be successful.” Beck said the offense has de - veloped some consistency, while the defense has had to weather the number of concussions suffered by the linemen. CCA lost to Lee (Ark.) 41-0 on Sept. 14 in Steens and 52-38 on Oct. 12 in Marianna, Arkansas. In the second game, CCA trailed 30-0 at halftime before Beck said the team rallied and gained confidence from its second-half showing. Beck said at one point the Rams were without four starting offen - sive linemen and had to use an eighth-grader at strong side guard. He said the team is nearly back to 100 percent and that he hopes to build off the momentum from last week. Unfortunately, he said the Rams nearly gave the game away due to mistakes only to see them stop Deer Creek on a two-point con - version to seal the district title. Deer Creek won the first game 30-0 on Sept. 7 in Arcola. But that game didn’t count toward the teams’ district records due to a pre-arranged decision. Numerous Class A teams were forced to scram -


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McLaurin is the better of the two with 3.5 tackles for a loss compared to Abram’s 1.5, but Abram has an in - terception and McLaurin does not.

“It’s always something we come up with,” McLaurin said. Abram added, “That’s what

keeps us going. That’s how I chal -

lenge him. We both, we’re always

trying to see who’s the better player. There’s only one way to compare.” In the confines of the Leo Seal Jr. Football Complex or Davis Wade Stadium, this friendly needling has become the norm. Elsewhere, the dynamic is different: whenever

Abram’s wife and daughter come to visit, McLaurin is almost always there.

Abram would have it no other way. “It’s always going to be some -

thing funny. Mark and my little girl, they’re all characters,” Abram said. “Somebody’s going to say some - thing to get everybody rolling.” Away from football, especially when Abram’s family is around, the

two become best of friends — de - spite drastic personality differenc -

es. Shoop described McLaurin as, “a genuine Southern country boy,”

while Abram is more rough around the edges. It creates a spectacle for those around them — “They get on each other’s nerves and want to strangle

ble to fill their schedules after sev - eral teams moved to Eight-Man or schools closed. As a result, CCA and Lee (Ark.) and Deer Creek agreed to play twice in the regular season to fill schedules. Last season, CCA lost to West Memphis Christian 49-0 in the first round. CCA won two games in 2016 and 2015 and didn’t qualify for the playoffs. In 2014, CCA had its best sea - son under then-coach Greg Wat- kins when it went 7-5 and won the program’s first 11-man district ti - tle. The campaign included a 34-14 victory against DeSoto School and Beck in the first round of the MAIS playoffs. It was the program’s first home playoff game in 11-man foot- ball. The finish helped the Rams earn their most wins in a season since 2003. Beck hopes to build CCA into a consistent playoff participant. The second step next season will come as a member of Class 2A, the second of two Eight-Man classifications. The MAIS recently announced re - classification for the 2018-19 school year that included the creation of a six-class system that creates a two-tier system for Eight-Man football. Class 2A will be for larger classification schools. It will include Hebron Christian in Pheba. Beck said he hopes the move will create some stability for schools and a more level playing field for all of the private schools.

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each other at times,” Shoop said — but they have been enjoying each other’s company for years. This re - lationship goes back to their high

school summers when they would come together on Mississippi Grind Team. In that time, they have come to know each other’s game better than anyone. When they aren’t playing football with each other, they’re often watching football together. They’ve come to know exactly how the other thinks, and both believe it helps them on the field. “Both of those guys are every - thing a coach would want to work,” Shoop said. “I’m very grateful and appreciative of the opportunity Joe provided me and I’m grateful and appreciative to have players in the meeting room and on the practice field like those guys.” Even when those practice field moments include battles of rock pa - per scissors. More of them recently than normal — McLaurin said he was winning so many of them early in the season, they transitioned to a best-of-three. While preparing to compete against an opponent, McLaurin and Abram will compete against one an - other.

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gotten help from two previously un -

proven juniors, Joshua Aka and Jat- avious Lucious, but they have com - bined for 520 yards; Harvey has 670 by himself. “I expected a big load on my

back, but I expected (Brookins)

to be there with me,” Harvey said.

“With him being out I knew I would have to take more for me and him. I think I did a good job with it. “I came in trying to make more

plays than I did last year, trying to be better than last year.” Harvey said he has seen teams

adjust their coverage to account for him — double teams and more — and producing through that is what Starkville needs to advance in the playoffs. A team that runs as well as the Yellow Jackets have is going to at- tract attention from the secondary in run support. With running back Dreke Clark averaging 6.8 yards per carry and already 17 touchdowns in with two

regular season games left, there are going to be opportunities outside; Jones is looking to Harvey to make defenses pay. “You always need playmakers,

you always need that established playmakers on the perimeter,” Jones said. “A lot of times we get crowded boxes and that’s when you have 1-on-1 outside. That’s when you need somebody you can throw it to on the outside or get it to them right now in space and he can get you 40 or 50 yards. He’s that type of guy. “He’s a special talent, he’s only a junior and I feel like his better days are to come. He’s a big part of the puzzle, just like he was last year.” The best part for Jones is Harvey can handle whatever adjustment Jones wants to make with him. With a playmaker of his capability, Harvey is likely to be deployed in several ways to ensure he gets the ball. Jones has done it before and is almost certain to do it again when the games become win or go home. “He’s a smart kid on- and off-the- field, so it’s easy to install a new play this week or something special him because he can pick it up really well,” Jones said.

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Grenada. Speaking of rematches, those teams also played twice last season. Against Grenada, West Point scored twice in the second quarter

to build a 21-3 halftime lead. Senior quarterback Jake Chamb - less threw for 193 yards and a pair of touchdowns. On the ground, ju -

nior Dantariyus Cannon ran for 100 yards even though he did not find the end zone. For Chambless, it was a sec - ond-high in passing yards and his second 100-yard game.

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Price finds new life in postseason: Red Sox take 2-0 lead


The Associated Press

BOSTON — From playoff flop to October ace in two lega - cy-shifting starts, David Price earned his second postseason victory in a row and moved the Boston Red Sox halfway to yet another World Series title. The Red Sox left-hander pitched six innings of three-hit ball, and major league RBI leader J.D. Martinez broke a fifth-inning tie during another two-out rally to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-2 on Wednesday night. Game 3 is Friday in Los Ange - les. The Dodgers need a win to avoid an 0-3 deficit that no World Series team has ever recovered from.

“This is the biggest stage in baseball,” Price said after his longest postseason outing since signing a seven-year, $217 mil - lion contract to come to Boston in 2016. “To be able to do that, it feels good, for sure. I’m pumped for myself, pumped for all my team - mates and coaches for us to be two wins away.” Mookie Betts had three hits for the Red Sox, who have won 14 of their last 16 World Series games dating to a four-game sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals in 2004. They have won two more championships since then, in ‘07 and ‘13. Not bad for a team that went the previous 86 years without a title.

And Price had battled a curse of his own. The one-time Dodgers draft pick has pitched like an ace in the regular season but was 0-9 in his first 10 postseason starts be - fore this October. Whether with Tampa Bay, Toronto, Detroit or Boston, his team had never won a playoff game he started before this year. But the Red Sox have now won his last three postseason starts, including the ALCS Game 5 clincher against the defending World Series champion Astros in which he pitched six shutout innings. “I get it, the numbers and all that. But this guy is a great pitch - er,” Boston manager Alex Cora said. “He’s been one of the best

pitchers in the big leagues for a while, and he cares.” On a frigid night at Fen - way Park, Price held the high - est-scoring team in the NL hit- less through three innings and retired the last seven batters he faced. He struggled only in the fourth, loading the bases with nobody out on two singles and a walk as the Dodgers took a 2-1 lead — their first of the Series. And the Red Sox batters did what they’ve been doing: scoring with two outs. In an uncanny stretch of clutch hitting that’s been their hallmark throughout their 108- win season, the Red Sox scored all their runs in Game 2 with two outs, including a three-run rally in the fifth.


World Series

(Best-of-7, x-if necessary) Boston 2, Los Angeles 0

Tuesday, Oct. 23: Boston 8, Los Angeles 4 Wednesday, Oct. 24: Boston 4, Los Angeles 2 Friday, Oct. 26: Boston (Porcello 17-7) at Los Angeles (Buehler 8-5), 8:09 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27: Boston at Los Angeles, 7:09 p.m. x-Sunday, Oct. 28: Boston at Los Angeles, 7:15 p.m. x-Tuesday, Oct. 30: Los Angeles at Boston, 7:09 p.m. x-Wednesday, Oct. 31: Los Angeles at Boston, 7:09 p.m.



Wednesday’s Games

Atlanta 111, Dallas 104 Brooklyn 102, Cleveland 86

Miami 110, New York 87 Toronto 112, Minnesota 105 Chicago 112, Charlotte 110 Utah 100, Houston 89 Indiana 116, San Antonio 96 Milwaukee 123, Philadelphia 108 L.A. Lakers 131, Phoenix 113 Sacramento 97, Memphis 92 Golden State 144, Washington 122

Today’s Games

Cleveland at Detroit, 6 p.m. Portland at Orlando, 6 p.m. Boston at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. Denver at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m.



Wednesday’s Games

Toronto 4, Winnipeg 2 Florida 3, N.Y. Islanders 2, OT Tampa Bay 1, Colorado 0 Vancouver 3, Vegas 2, SO

Today’s Games

Montreal at Buffalo, 6 p.m. Nashville at New Jersey, 6 p.m. Philadelphia at Boston, 6 p.m. Los Angeles at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Columbus at St. Louis, 7 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Chicago, 7:30 p.m.

Comics & Puzzles








Dear Abby


I’m a mil - lennial, and

it seems these days people stay at jobs for only a few years before moving on. That has been my experience in the past, but now I’m in a position that’s fulfilling and where I am


satis -

fied. All my friends are always look-

Dear Abby
Dear Abby

like, being appre - ciated and fairly compensated for what you do, should not create a black mark on your resume. It’s a sign of stability. In terms of a resume, it’s not just your work history that has importance or value, it’s also your acquired skills, your community

freshments and visit. This new concept seems in poor taste to me. While I don’t intend to participate, I feel rude just clicking on “Not going.” Am I being a crotchety old relic? — OLD TIMER IN TEXAS DEAR OLD TIMER: In light of the fact that you didn’t men - tion whether you know or even like your friend’s daughter, I don’t think you are being a “crotchety old relic.” Because you received what I would call a stripped-down version of an “invitation,” you should not feel rude in responding in the same fashion. Just click no, if

participation and

that’s the only option you’ve

been given. DEAR ABBY: I was widowed this spring and seem to recall hearing, years ago, that I should not send out greeting cards for the first year. Is this still proper etiquette? With the holidays approaching, I need to know whether I should or should not be sending Christ- mas cards. For some people, it will be the only way they’ll learn of his passing. Thank you for your help. — CAROLYN IN VIRGINIA DEAR CAROLYN: Please accept my sympathy for the loss of your husband. If you feel up to sending holiday cards and would like to do so, by all means send them. I have never heard of any rule of etiquette that says you shouldn’t.

ing for their next gig, but for once, I don’t feel that way. They keep sending me job postings they think I would be interested in, which would be right up my alley if I was looking, but I’m not. How should I respond? Does it say I’m lacking motiva - tion or goals if I don’t have the desire to leave the company where I am currently working? In this day and age, is it OK to stay longer at a company, or does that actually hurt your re - sume? Does it show a lack of drive? — SEEKING GUIDANCE DEAR SEEKING: Many mil - lennials move from job to job because they don’t like what they’re doing or don’t have the creative satisfaction you do, as well as other factors. Remaining with a company you

relevant hobbies. These elements let potential employers get a well-rounded view of the person who’s being hired. DEAR ABBY: I received a Facebook “invitation to an event” from one of my local friends. Her daughter who lives out of state is expecting, and this is an “online shower.” The invitation contains a link to her daughter’s registry. There’s no date — just choose a gift and pay to have it sent

to her. The daughter is fully employed as a high school life skills teacher, and her husband is a minister. I always thought of a shower as a social gathering to honor a mother-to-be with gifts, see what gifts she receives, play games, have re -



25). The solar year will be marked by your determination and tenacity. You’ll apply it mostly to things outside of the personal realm, and your love life and relationships will natu - rally fall into place. Know what your work is worth and be sure to charge that and you’ll be well

on your way to a financial goal in 2019. Gemini and Sagittarius adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 39, 29, 48, 13 and 20.

ARIES (March 21-April 19).

You know what you can do, and you’re confident in that. Since you don’t need others to vali - date your worth, you may forget to validate theirs. But here’s the thing. Other people need to hear it. Give acknowledgment


TAURUS (April 20-May 20).

Look around and you’ll notice that this place wasn’t in your life plan. In fact, you couldn’t have

imagined you’d be here, and now it seems like the most nat- ural fit that could be. Trust that fortune will favor you similarly in the future.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21).

People open up to you whether you want them to or not. You’ll hear secrets. You’ll hear stories that don’t make sense. But that’s OK. You’ll form an opinion based on what you feel, not what you understand.

CANCER (June 22-July

22). While it would be foolish to launch your ship straight into a storm, it’s also true that

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there’s always a storm out there somewhere. Those who wait for calm seas everywhere will never launch. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The meal can start a lot of ways – with soup, a salad, a cheese platter – but it almost never starts with candy. Maximum sweetness is something to work up to because there’s nowhere to go from there.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22).

A fun friend would be thrilled to monopolize your afternoon, and if you take this route, you’ll have the kind of good time that will

make you wonder why you didn’t do it sooner.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23).

Would you rather be weak and look strong or be strong and look weak? Don’t answer – you’re too smart to commit to one look. You play each

situation as needed, and you let neither pride nor modesty get in the way.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). What looks pretty in

pictures may only be happening in the instant of a camera click. Can it be sustained over time? This remains to be seen. Keep the principle in mind while you peruse today’s images of so- called real life.


21). You know that you are enough just as you are. You don’t have to prove yourself by showing what you can do or spending lavishly. If you chose

to do these things, it will be out of enjoyment, not insecurity.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan.

19). Those on the inside seem to know more than those on the

outside, but this is only a social illusion. You can be a part of

any group you want to be a part of today. Introduce yourself.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb.

18). You’re building something new. Without firm, hard, strong principles, this thing can’t stand. You also need open clearings for light, air, and a

good flow of people and ideas to come in and out.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March

20). Someone who believes in you and encourages you --this is no small luxury to have in your life. Many never get this and live without feeling particularly understood or valued. Celebrate your supporters.

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Business moves with mary

Bank of Vernon coming to Columbus

Plus: west Point bakery reopens saturday

B ank of Vernon plans to expand to Co - lumbus, but it’s not

certain when that branch might open. Andy Johnson, CEO of Bank of Vernon, said the new branch will open on the corner of Bluecutt and Chubby Drive, 3561 Bluecutt Road. The bank first opened in Vernon, Alabama in 1911 and even survived the Great Depression. In 2017, it opened another branch in Caledonia, which is currently its only other branch outside Vernon.

Over on Highway 45, Aaron’s, a rent-to-own furniture and electronics store, emptied its Co - lumbus store earlier this month and posted a sign on its door announcing its merge with the Starkville

location. If you’re looking for rent-to- own furniture or electron - ics, you can travel to the Starkville location, 424 Highway 12 W., in the Vil - lage Crossing Shopping

Mary Pollitz
Mary Pollitz

renovating the flooring, lighting and fitting rooms this year. Armstrong said the Co - lumbus loca - tion is ranked 14th out of

150 stores in

the western

can look forward to fresh donuts and sausage rolls again with the Hoover’s Bakery grand reopening Saturday. Make sure to wake up early, with the grand opening at 5 a.m. Hoover’s closed its doors in 2017 but will reopen at its new location, 58

Highway 45 N., under the ownership of a nonprofit affiliated with Communi - ty Counseling Services. It will be open Tuesday through Friday from 5 a.m.-3 p.m. and Saturdays from 5 a.m.-1 p.m.

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Belk division in total sales, and is also one of the top profitable stores for its size in the nation. The clothing store, which started in North Carolina, is celebrating its 130th anniversary this year. Over in West Point, you

Center. Also in Columbus, The Uniform Center opened its new location at 443 Wilkins Wise Road. New owners Leroy and Pam Lacy moved the business from Highway 45. It offers scrubs and nursing supplies Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Satur -

days from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Belk, 2031 Highway 45 N., held its grand re-opening in Columbus Wednesday after in-store renovations. Belk Manag- er Larry Armstrong said the store just completed

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Buckle up: Wall Street volatility is back with a vengeance

stock markets have swooned over the last three weeks as investors worried about a sea of troubles

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NEW YORK — Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the mar- ket. If you’re an investor who was lulled to sleep by the stock market’s calm, steady gains this summer, you’re wide awake by now. Stocks have swooned over the last three weeks as in- vestors worried about a sea of troubles, including rising interest rates and the trade tensions between the U.S. and China. Both could im- pair profit growth for U.S. companies. The S&P 500 index has plunged 9.4 percent in just three weeks, with two sepa- rate six-day losing streaks. It hadn’t had a streak of losses that long since November of 2016. With five trading days left in October the index is on track for its worst month in a decade. Another loss Thursday will likely push the index into what Wall Street calls a “correction” — a drop of 10 percent or more from the latest high. For market favorites like technology and con- sumer-focused companies it’s been even worse. As of Wednesday’s close, five of the six most valuable U.S.

companies had suffered a correction: Amazon, Mic- rosoft, Alphabet, Berkshire Hathaway and Facebook are all down sharply from their recent highs, although some of those declines be - gan this summer.

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Tesla delivers on Elon Musk’s 3Q profit pledge

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SAN FRANCISCO — Tesla Motors delivered on CEO Elon Musk’s promise to make money during its latest quarter after ful - filling his pledge to boost production of its first elec - tric car designed for the mass market. The company earned $311.5 million during the three months ending in September, swinging from a loss of $619 million at the same time last year. It’s only the third time that Tesla has posted a quar - terly profit in its eight-year history as a public compa - ny and the first time in two years.

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Stump Removal 1790
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WHEREAS, on April 27,
2015, Elizabeth Baker,
Unmarr, executed a
Deed of Trust to W.
Stewart Robison, Trust-
ee for Green Tree Servi-
cing LLC, Beneficiary,
which Deed of Trust is
recorded in Land Deed
of Trust Book 2015, at
Page 9608-9611, in the
office of the Chancery
Clerk of Lowndes
County, Mississippi;
11:00 a.m. on the 8th
day of November, 2018,
before Judge Beverley
M. Franklin at the
Lowndes County Court-
house, in Columbus,
Mississippi, and in case
of your failure to ap-
pear and defend a judg-
ment will be entered
against you for the
money or other things
demanded in the Com-
plaint or Petition.
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