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Established 1879 | Columbus, Mississippi

Sunday | December 2, 2018

Ex-Palmer Home parent gets 40 years for sexual battery

Defendant maintained throughout his testimony he did not abuse three girls in his care
By ISABELLE ALTMAN at the children’s home with them reported
ialtman@cdispatch.com Copes had touched them inappropriately in Seth Copes,
2006 when they were about 7 or 8. While the seated right, did
A former house parent at
twins are the only victims named in Copes’ not stand Friday
Palmer Home sentenced to
2013 indictment, another girl living in the when a Lown-
spend 40 years in prison told des County jury
home at the time, who is now 21, testified
a jury Friday he did not mo- convicted him
lest three girls living with him Copes had molested her at around the same
of two counts of
at the Columbus children’s time. sexual battery.
home. The Dispatch does not identify victims of The former
The jury found Seth Copes, sex crimes. Palmer Home
45, guilty on two counts of sex- Copes During his testimony, Copes talked about house parent
ual battery later that day, ending a week-long the time he spent living at a Palmer Home accused of
“cottage” with his wife and daughters, the sexually abusing
trial. Copes’ testimony was the last the jury
twins, the third witness and several oth- at least two girls
heard before deliberating. in his care was
Copes and his wife worked at Palmer er girls. He talked about how he drove the sentenced to 40
Home for Children from 2006-13. Both were children to and from sports practices and years in prison.
terminated after twin girls, now 20, living See Copes, 6A Isabelle Altman/Dispatch Staff

A Green Wave Three-peat Work to begin

on Louisville
Street multi-
use path
City also preparing
projects on Locksley
Way, Highway 12
By Alex Holloway

Starkville is soon
to begin work on a
roughly $1.6 million
multi-use path exten-
sion along Louisville
City Engineer
Edward Kemp said
work on the project, Kemp
which will connect
the Lynn Lane multi-
use path to Emerson
Family School, could
begin as early as this
The city applied
for and received a
Transportation Al- Spruill
ternatives Program
James Pugh/Sports601.com grant for the multi-use path exten-
West Point head coach Chris Chambless gets a Gatorade bath after his team’s 27-12 win over West Jones in the MHSAA sion in 2015, Kemp said, and has
Class 5A football championship game, in Hattiesburg, on Saturday. This is West Point football’s third straight title and 10th
overall as a program. See Multi-use path, 3A

A court reporter shortage

Melissa Grimes
works on a
Critical field faces lack tem — courts cannot operate without
people to keep the official written re-
stenographer ma-
chine at Lowndes
of new recruits cord of the proceedings.
Five years ago, an industry study
County Court- By Slim Smith predicted there would be a shortage
house on Thurs- ssmith@cdispatch.com of more than 5,000 court reporters by
day. She has
worked as court this year, and while there are no firm
In college athletics, the biggest numbers to verify how accurate that
reporter for 16
factor in success is recruiting. prediction was, anecdotally there is
years. Mississip-
pi is working to But attracting talented people is evidence of the shortage.
combat a critical not confined to the world of college In Kansas, Illinois, South Carolina
shortage of court sports, and when it comes to the field and Florida, the shortage of court re-
reporters enter- of court reporting, the inability to re- porters has led to delays of court pro-
ing the field with cruit people to the profession is reach-
more awareness
ceedings. And while court reporters
and recruiting ing a near crisis across the country. in Mississippi say there is a shortage
programs. The job of court reporter is an es- here, too, it has not yet reached that
Deanna Robinson/Dispatch Staff sential component to the court sys- See Court reporters, 6A

Weather Five Questions Calendar Local Folks Public

1 What self-help book by Rhonda Today meetings
Byrne focuses on using the power of Dec. 3: Board
■ Columbus Choral Society: The Choral Soci-
positive thinking to attain wealth and of Supervisors,
happiness? ety presents “The Story of Christmas,” featuring
9a.m. Oktibbeha
2 What is a shooting star — a dying John Rutter’s “Gloria,” at 2:30 p.m. in West
County Court-
star, comet or meteor? Point at the Louise Campbell Center for the
3 Which city is at a latitude most Arts, 235 Commerce St. Suggested donation
Dec. 4: Board of
David Johnston similar to Tokyo — Denver, Houston, $10.
Memphis or Seattle? Aldermen, 5:30
Third grade, Annunciation p.m. City Hall
4 Brangelina and TomKat are tabloid
72 Low 44 shorthand for what celebrity couples? Dec. 11:
High 5 What was Bill Clinton’s presidential ■ Columbus Christmas Parade: “Sounds of Starkville Planning
Mostly sunny campaign theme song? the Season” is the theme of Columbus’ Christ- and Zoning Com-
Full forecast on Answers, 6D mas Parade that starts at 7 p.m. and makes mission, 5:30
page 2A. its way through downtown Columbus. For more p.m. City Hall
information, contact Main Street Columbus, Dec. 11:
662-328-6305. Starkville-Oktibbe-
Inside ■ West Point Christmas Parade: West Point’s ha Consolidated
Classifieds 5D Lifestyles 1C Christmas Parade begins at 6:30 p.m. and will Larry Brewer, of School District
Comics Insert Obituaries 7B go through downtown. The theme is “It’s a Won- Starkville, is retired and Board, 6 p.m.,
Crossword 6D Opinions 4,5A derful Life, West Point.” For more information, volunteers with First United Greensboro
Dear Abby 2D Scene & Seen 1D contact the Growth Alliance, 662-494-5121. Methodist Church. Center


2A SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2018 The Dispatch • www.cdispatch.com

Did you hear? Say What?
“This has been a battle, and battles sometimes make great
Marriott security breach exposed friendships, so it’s really terrific.”
President Donald Trump on signing a revised North American
data of up to 500M guests trade pact with Canada and Mexico on Friday. Story, 8A.

‘On a scale of 1 to 10 and up, this is

one of those No. 10 size breaches’ Ask Rufus

The Face in a Photograph

Chris Wysopal, chief technology officer
of security company Veracode
The Associated Press “On a scale of 1 to

10 and up, this is one of
NEW YORK — Hack- t is a
those No. 10 size breach-
ers stole information on as rare
es. There have only been
many as 500 million guests and
a few of them of this scale
of the Marriott hotel em- and scope in the last de- poignant
pire over four years, obtain- cade,” said Chris Wysopal, image. A
ing credit card and pass- chief technology officer of lady pho-
port numbers and other Veracode, a security com- tographed
personal data, the company pany. as a slave
said Friday as it acknowl- By comparison, last in Colum-
edged one of the largest se- year’s Equifax hack affect- bus circa
curity breaches in history. ed more than 145 million 1860. Her
The full scope of the fail- people. A Target breach name
ure was not immediately in 2013 affected more than Rufus Ward
was Aunt
clear. Marriott was trying 41 million payment card Kinzie,
to determine if the records accounts and exposed con- and she had been brought to
included duplicates, such tact information for more Columbus from Virginia by Dr.
as a single person staying than 60 million customers. Cornelius Hardy as his cook in the
multiple times. Security analysts were mid 1850s.
The affected hotel especially alarmed to learn I have been asked what I knew
brands were operated by that the breach began in about Aunt Kinzie who was identi-
Starwood before it was 2014. While such failures fied on the image as “Dr Hardy’s
acquired by Marriott in often span months, four old time slave cook from Virginia.”
2016. They include W Ho- years is extreme, said Yo- I did not know much, but Carolyn
tels, St. Regis, Sheraton, natan Striem-Amit, chief Kaye and I have had fun digging
Westin, Element, Aloft, technology officer of Cy- into the few available facts.
The Luxury Collection, Le bereason. My grandmother was Lenora
Méridien and Four Points. It was unclear what Hardy Billups (1890-1981) and I
Starwood-branded time- hackers could do with the found the photo in a Hardy family
share properties were also credit card information. album she gave me that had be-
affected. None of the Mar- Though it was stored in longed to her mother, Sarah Bailey
riott-branded chains were encrypted form, it was pos- Hardy. Most of the photos were
threatened. sible that hackers also ob- 1870-90s cabinet cards, but there
The crisis quickly tained the two components were a number of CDVs (including
emerged as one of the needed to descramble the one of an unidentified Confederate
biggest data breaches on numbers, the company soldier) and a few tintypes. I found
record. said. no other reference to Aunt Kinzie,
What I knew was the connec-
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Mostly sunny and warm Cooler with times of Mostly cloudy and Chilly with plenty of sun Partial sunshine
clouds and sun cooler
72° 43° 56° 34° 47° 29° 46° 29° 53° 39°
Columbus through 3 p.m. Saturday
Saturday 72° 61°
Normal 61° 38°
Record 79° (1970) 19° (1965)
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Normal month to date 0.18
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Chicago 46/32/sh 35/26/sf Philadelphia 62/50/r 58/35/pc
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Stennis Dam 166 136.80 -0.16 Honolulu 81/70/pc 82/72/pc Raleigh 72/54/c 68/41/c
Bevill Dam 136 136.48 none Jacksonville 82/69/c 79/55/r Salt Lake City 35/23/sn 33/15/c
Memphis 64/39/s 49/36/c Seattle 47/33/pc 45/32/s
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Man dies in surgery after being shot in domestic dispute

Suspect arrested Baptist Memorial
to a three-vehicle accident at
Lehmberg Road and Greentree
didn’t require hospitalization.
However, deputies deter-
pect’s identity — which was not
included in the press release.
for manslaughter Triangle, accord-
ing to county cor-
Drive at about 7:14 a.m., where
authorities noticed the driver of
mined the domestic dispute at
Greentree was related to the
“The press release states
that it is all under investigation.
in incident oner Greg Mer- one of the vehicles — Spann — shooting and wreck. They later That is all we are releasing. Sor-
chant. had suffered gunshot wounds. arrested Moody. ry,” the text said.
By Zack Plair Stevie Moody, He was taken to Baptist. Neither Sheriff Mike Merchant told The Dispatch
zplair@cdispatch.com also 26, of Co- While deputies were at the Arledge nor Criminal Investiga- it appeared Spann had left the
lumbus has been wreck scene, the press release tion Division Capt. Greg Wright Greentree complex in his own
A Macon man died Saturday charged with manslaughter in said, they received a call from returned calls and messages car and drove a few hundred
morning after being shot in the shooting, Lowndes Coun- a female at Greentree Apart- from The Dispatch by press feet when his car collided with
what authorities are calling a ty Sheriff’s Department Chief ments reporting her ex-boy- time. a pickup. The pickup then col-
domestic dispute at Greentree Deputy Marc Miley and jail friend had assaulted her and In a text message to The Dis- lided with a third vehicle.
Apartments in Lowndes Coun- officials confirmed to The Dis- she needed medical attention. patch responding to a request Merchant said he didn’t have
ty. patch. Deputies responded to the for more details on the shoot- any indication any occupants of
Tymechi-Ali Lachil Spann, Both Columbus police and apartment and the female was ing, Miley offered no more in- the other two vehicles were se-
26, died in surgery Saturday at Lowndes deputies responded treated for minor injuries that formation other than the sus- riously injured.

Verbal arguments lead to pair of non-fatal shootings Dem defeated in

Police seeking suspects; victims not he was shot. He was tak- No one is in custody in Mississippi Senate
cooperating with investigation
en to Baptist Memorial
Hospital-Golden Trian-
either case, but police are
working to identify sus- race could run in 2020
gle. pects. The Associated Press
Dispatch Staff Report A police department In the second incident, “We are investigating
press release said the which occurred at about if the two incidents are re- JACKSON — A Democrat who lost a conten-
Columbus police are first incident occurred at 1:30 a.m. Saturday at the lated,” Police Chief Fred tious U.S. Senate runoff in Mississippi this week is
looking for suspects in about 10:30 p.m. Friday at 400 block of Summer- Shelton said. “It is early in
preparing to run again in two years.
two non-fatal weekend the 1000 block of Shady haven in east Columbus, the investigation and that
A document filed with the Federal Election
shootings that occurred Street near Waterworks another verbal argument is one of many questions
about three hours apart. Commission on Friday creates a “Mike Espy for
Road. Two men were in between two men result- we are working on.”
Neither victim suf- a verbal argument when ed in one being shot and Anyone with informa- Senate Campaign Committee” for 2020. The form
fered life-threatening in- one shot the other. hospitalized. tion about either incident was electronically signed by Espy, and an official
juries, police say, and nei- The victim fled on foot In each case, police is asked to contact Gold- in his 2018 campaign confirmed to The Associated
ther is cooperating with and collapsed several say, the victim and sus- en Triangle Crime Stop- Press that the document is real.
authorities. houses down from where pect knew each other. pers at 800-530-7151. Espy, who is black, lost Tuesday to white Repub-
lican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith. Mississippi’s histo-
ry of racist lynchings became a focal point after a
video showed Hyde-Smith praising a supporter by
saying: “If he invited me to a public hanging, I’d be
Mississippi health groups still seek higher cigarette taxes on the front row.”
Hyde-Smith said the phrase was “an exagger-
The Associated Press ucts in the state. tax on a pack of cigarettes at curbing smoking, but ated expression of regard,” and more than a week
A group called Invest by $1.50 a pack. Now, rejected them. after the video was published, she apologized to
JACKSON — An- in a Healthier Future Mississippi taxes ciga- Some lawmakers want- “anyone that was offended.”
ti-smoking advocates are Coalition told reporters rettes at 68 cents a pack. ed to earmark increased Hyde-Smith, 59, campaigned as an unshakable
renewing their call for Mis- Wednesday that they’ll Republican legislative revenue to cover state ally of Republican President Donald Trump, and he
sissippi lawmakers to raise again be lobbying legisla- leaders last year consid- spending on the Medicaid held two campaign rallies for her on opposite ends
taxes on tobacco prod- tors to increase the state ered higher taxes aimed health insurance program. of Mississippi the day before the election.

Multi-use path
Continued from Page 1A
been finishing design like it was a good candi- “I look forward to us Academy Road to the Dol- early stages of selecting dinary chance for us to
and surveying work in date for the project to pro- continuing to connect lar General. areas along Highway 12 continue that same effort
the years since. The Mis- vide mobility options for those points around town, to extend sidewalks with (of improving pedestrian
sissippi Department of
Transportation is admin-
the residents, as well as
connect a lot of the points
hopefully to all those
points of interest and im-
Other planned leftover money from its
“Grand Boulevard” proj-
“There are lots of plac-
istering the grant for the of interest that a lot of the portant points around the pedestrian access ect for the stretch of High- es on Highway 12 that
project. residents of that area are community,” Spruill said. projects way 12 between Spring have been well-traveled
Kemp said the new already walking to, such Kemp said the Lou- The city is also prepar- and Russell streets. The by foot traffic but don’t
path, which will be just as the Dollar General, isville Street multi-use ing several other projects, state approved funding for have sidewalks,” she add-
more than a mile long, the gas station and all the path will allow easier ac- including a multi-use path the project in 2015, and ed. “We’re going to make
will extend along the way up to Lynn Lane.” cess to Emerson, which extension along Locksley Kemp said the original that money go as far as
west side of Louisville Starkville’s board of hosts classes for adults Way. memorandum of under- we can and give people an
Street from the intersec- aldermen has approved and children. Kemp said that proj- standing for the project opportunity to travel on
tion with Lynn Lane to a contract with Colum- “One of the rationales ect will extend the Lynn was the funds would go Highway 12 comfortably
Emerson. The concrete bus-based Gregory Con- on connecting this to Em- Lane multi-use path along toward landscaping or pe- and safely.”
path will be 10 feet wide struction for the project. erson is there’s a lot of Locksley Way and south destrian improvements. Kemp said the city will
to accommodate pedes- Kemp said construction adult education program- on Blackjack Road to “The preponderance conduct planning and de-
trians, bicyclists and should be complete by ming that happens there,” connect to Stone Boule- of the funds were used sign work over the next
other forms of transpor- July or August, with “a lot he said. “This provides vard and provide access for landscaping once they few months to identify
tation. of substantial items” fin- mobility options to that. to Mississippi State Uni- were created,” Spruill where it will build side-
“We are going to ished before then. There’s also a recreation versity. A portion of the said. “But we have about walks. It will likely focus
accommodate several Mayor Lynn Spruill component as well, with Locksley Way project will $250,000 left of those on filling in missing gaps
(Starkville-MSU Area said Starkville has fo- fitness and exercise.” also include a shared road funds that were designed for some of the sidewalk
Rapid Transit) stops along cused in recent years The project will also and bicycle path that will to be used on Highway network that already ex-
the way,” Kemp said. “If on expanding pedestri- include a short sidewalk be the first of its kind in 12, so we’re going to be ists along Highway and
you know that corridor, an and bicycle access extension on the east side the state. doing sidewalks, and I bettering connections to
there’s a lot of higher den- throughout the city. of Louisville Street from Starkville is also in the think it will be an extraor- points of interest.
sity low-to-moderate-in-
come residences. We felt

■ In Friday’s edition,
a headline mistakenly
identified the purpose of
a new building under con-
struction at Annunciation
Christian School. It will
not be a high school. We
regret the error.
■ Patsy Stuart is
mistakenly identified as
Patsy Stewart on page 1C
in today’s edition.

The Commercial
Dispatch strives to report
the news accurately. When
we print an error, we will
correct it. To report an
error, call the newsroom
at 662-328-2471, or email

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Partial to home

A day in the woods

To say you spent a day in checked my phone. It was 24 this job, I asked Smith. the dense forest canopy.
the woods with a woodcut- degrees, four degrees colder “All of it’s dangerous, if you want to What seems essential for a long,
ter sounds like the opening than Upstate New York. hear the truth,” he said healthy career as a tree cutter is an
lines of a folk tale. The landscape, blanketed Sometime around mid-morning, as understanding the tension a standing
While Mr. Clarence with white frost, sparkled as we were looking at a gigantic sweet- or fallen tree may be under and how
Smith, 73, of Mashulaville, though someone had seeded gum, we noticed something unusual on to make allowances for the release of
Noxubee County, possesses it with diamonds. the forest floor about a 100 yards off, a that tension. That and a healthy respect
other woodcrafting skills, Smith arrived wearing dead male deer. for the harm the machine you use to
the time I spent with him camo coveralls and armed The animal’s eyes were open, and, release that tension can inflict.
Wednesday we did little with two freshly sharpened remembering stories about seemingly Watching Smith cut the two mam-
more than cut (and move) Stihl chainsaws. dead deer rising and bolting, I was moth trees was not unlike watching a
wood. “Man, I been cutting cautious. conductor lead an orchestra or a major
And Smith, with his Birney Imes wood all my life,” he said in I’m not a deer hunter, and the first league pitcher warm up in the bullpen.
lilting drawl, distinctive answer to a question about thing I was struck by was how beautiful Here is someone, a master of his craft,
ways of phrasing and knowledge of the his professional beginnings. “I watched this creature was. Its fur was flecked a who works with grace and instinct.
natural world, might have come from other people, and then I said I can learn tawny brown, black and white. Two of “I sure enjoyed that,” Smith said
the pages of Brothers Grimm. the same thing, too.” its eight antler points had been broken after we’d finished and he had given me
The task for the day was to remove Now retired, Smith felled trees for off. There was something strangely a lesson on how to sharpen the chain
fallen trees that obstructed trails Noxubee loggers Dan and Phillip Eaves fascinating about the animal, how it on my saw. “When are we gonna do it
through a hardwood forest. The sur- during his working years. retained its beauty and elegance, even again?”
rounding cultivated fields slope toward “I know how to throw a tree,” he said. in death. By now the slanting rays of the
the woods, and the run-off results in Watching him cut a 40-foot tall dead “Look here, they’ve been rutting,” winter sun had begun to wash over the
a water-soaked forest floor not able to oak, then, with chainsaw in hand, leap- Smith said pointing to the small trees landscape. Soon the fields would be a
support some of its oldest citizens. ing away like a jackrabbit as the tree around us with their bark scraped. radiant orange. The oaks beyond, their
Driving to Noxubee in the pre-dawn exploded on the forest floor precisely I put my hand on the side of the leaves muted yellows and reds, final
light to meet Smith, I was reminded where he said it would, I can vouch for animal’s body. Cold. It had been dead holdouts against the gray of winter.
again how living in town we miss the that statement. for sometime, yet for some reason, the Birney Imes (birney@cdispatch.com)
daily miracles of sunrise and sunset. I So what’s the most dangerous part of vultures hadn’t found it. Maybe it was is the former publisher of The Dispatch.

Our View

Roses and thorns

A rose to the featured 70 parade entrants as
East Mississip- floats and marchers weaved
pi Community along the streets of downtown
college football Starkville. Mayor Lynn Spruill
team and coach served as grand marshal of the
Buddy Stephens event, but – as always – Santa
after the No. 1-ranked Lions Claus was the main attraction.
defeated No. 2 Garden City CC, The Starkville Christmas
10-9, Thursday in Pittsburgh, Parade kicks off the holiday
Kansas, to claim the National season in Starkville and
Junior College Athletic As- continues to be a great way for
sociation (NJCAA) national community members to meet
championship. EMCC, which and socialize as the holiday
finished the season 12-0, approaches. Saturday, Caledo-
survived its sternest test of the nia held its Christmas Parade,
season in the title game, stop- which continues to be a much-
ping Garden City on a potential loved event in the close-knit
game-winning two-point con- community. If you missed out
version in the fourth quarter. on the fun, you have another
It’s the Lions’ fifth national opportunity to take in a parade
championship, all of them com- on Monday, when the Colum-
ing in the last eight years and bus Christmas Parade kicks off
all of them under the direction at 7 p.m. downtown with Col.
of Stephens, who has become Samantha Weeks, commander
the community college version of the 14th Flying Training
of Alabama’s Nick Saban. Ste- Wing at Columbus Air Force
Chris Jenkins/Special to The Dispatch
phens’ career win-loss record Base, serving as grand mar-
Dereck Mcewen blows “snow” into the crowd at the Caledonia Christmas Parade from the Caledonia
at EMCC is now 1100-13 and shal. The parade is presented Pee Wee Cheerleaders float. The Spring-like temperatures and humidity did not keep people from
his .894 winning percentage is by Main Street Columbus. coming out to enjoy the parade and collecting the candy that was thrown from the various floats on
best in community college foot- Saturday night.
ball history. We congratulate A rose to the
the Lions and Coach Stephens West Point High game, which was played in pionship and its 10h overall. cation in “Best Teen Writing
on yet another national champi- School football the University of Southern It’s enough to make other high 2018” by Scholastic Publishing
onship. Go Lions! team, which Mississippi’s stadium, West schools “Green” with envy. Co. Her work was selected from
made history Point became the first team a group of 77 pieces that were
A rose to The even before taking the field to appear in championships in A rose to selected for National Medals
Partnership, Saturday night at M.M. Rob- Hattiesburg (USM), Oxford Mississippi in the 2018 Scholastic Art and
participants and erts Stadium in Hattiesburg. (Ole Miss), Starkville (MSU) School for Math Writing Awards, which drew
spectators who The Green Wave met West and Jackson, where the cham- & Science senior submissions for almost 350,000
made Mon- Jones for the MHSAA Class pionship games were played Victoria Gong of works from teens across the
day’s Starkville 5-A championship Saturday before the games started rotat- Vicksburg, who nation. Gong’s work is one of 17
Christmas Parade a special (For details on the game, see ing among the state’s college was honored recently for her short stories that were select-
event. The parade, which is the Dispatch Sports Section). stadiums. The Green Wave was creative writing. Gong’s short ed for publication. Obviously,
sponsored by the Partnership, In reaching the championship seeking its third straight cham- story was selected for publi- Gong has the Write Stuff.

other editors

The (somewhat obvious) ethical problems with creating gene-edited babies

It has long been a scientific dream: happened there. The Chinese gov- the population. more widely available, who should be
to inoculate people against terrible ernment, though it has not outlawed In some cases, that could be a allowed to benefit from it? Will it be
diseases before they’re born. Now a genetic experimentation on human good thing. But there could also be restricted, at least in its early years, to
team of doctors based in China has embryos, launched an investigation unintended consequences that might only the wealthy who would be able to
dangled that possibility in front of us into the ethics of the project. More more than offset any positive effects. afford it?
by claiming it has edited the DNA of than 100 Chinese scientists issued a Gene editing can accidentally change And this: If people live considerably
two human embryos during in vitro fer- statement condemning He’s actions, genes other than those targeted in longer lives, how would that affect the
tilization. The goal of the project was to saying his team harmed the reputation ways scientists can’t foresee. Or, in size of the world population and how
protect the two (who are now twin baby of research coming from their nation. the case of the latest research claim, would longer-living older generations
girls) from HIV, the virus that causes Until now, research on gene editing the Associated Press reported that the be supported?
AIDS. has been restricted to faulty embry- work involved disabling a gene that Now, He said, society can begin dis-
If this was intended to be a gift os in cases in which it was clear that allows HIV to enter cells. The problem, cussing how far such research should
to the world, though, it came in ugly children would be born with horrible it further reported, is that people who be allowed to go. On the contrary, the
wrapping. The principal investigator illnesses. Even then, such research lack the normal version of that gene time for that discussion was before
didn’t bother with such scientific pro- has been hotly debated, as it should have higher risks of dying from flu or he undertook his experimentation on
tocols as peer review and publishing in be. While it is tremendously exciting falling ill with West Nile virus. ... humans, not after. And indeed, last
a respected journal. Instead, he made to think that researchers might be The new research claim is especial- year, a panel with members from sci-
claims about his results informally to a able one day to switch off genes that ly disturbing because, although the entific organizations around the world
colleague at a conference, granted an predispose people to breast cancer, father of the twins is HIV positive, the recommended against the implantation
interview to the Associated Press, and say, or Alzheimer’s disease, gene ed- chance of transmission was small. This of gene-edited human embryos until
posted a video on YouTube. He offered iting raises all sorts of other troubling experiment on human children might the various aspects were better under-
no evidence or independent corrobora- questions. Even leaving aside people’s or might not help prevent a disease that stood. In the United States, the Food
tion that his experiment succeeded. worries about eugenics and genetically they were unlikely to have gotten any- and Drug Administration forbids gene
And if indeed it did take place as designed superbabies bred for certain way, and which is preventable through editing to be used medically if it would
described, it unquestionably crossed looks or athletic skills, there’s also the other means as well as treatable. affect future generations.
all sorts of ethical and safety lines. fact that gene editing isn’t just another The ethical (and practical) concerns Of course, it’s hoped that one day,
The reaction was explosive. The treatment for an individual; it’s a pro- raised by such experiments are com- when our knowledge of gene editing
hospital named in documents filed by cess that changes the human genome; plex and far reaching. and its consequences is deeper, we
researcher He Jiankui says that neither if successful, it will be passed on to For instance, if lifesaving or won’t need such restrictions.
the research nor the birth of the twins future generations and spread through life-lengthening gene editing becomes Los Angeles Times
The Dispatch • www.cdispatch.com SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2018 5A

Cartoonist view
‘There is no such
thing as a child
No one even knows how
many girls there were.
Federal prosecutors
identified 36. In “Perversion
of Justice,”a stunning piece
of investigative work by Julie
K. Brown that was published
last week, the Miami Herald
reported that it has found 80.
But accounts given by the girls
themselves suggest there may
be hundreds.
Hundreds. Leonard Pitts
We’re talking underage
girls, some as young as 13, troubled children, chil-
dren living in foster care, children of addicts and
abusers, children of poverty and molestation, children
who were homeless runaways, children who, in the
early 2000s, were lured by promises of easy money
to the Palm Beach estate of Jeffrey Epstein, a multi-
millionaire money manager whose friends included
Bill Clinton and Donald Trump. There, they say they
would massage him or watch him masturbate, perform
oral sex or have intercourse. Epstein, they say, went
through as many as three girls a day. Then those girls
were sent to recruit others.
And as retired Palm Beach Police Chief Michael
Reiter, who supervised the 2005 police investigation
into this crime, told the Herald, “This was not a ‘he
said, she said’ situation. This was 50-something ‘shes’
and one ‘he’ – and the ‘shes’ all basically told the same
story.” Moreover, the stories were backed up by a trove

Armed guards among the Jews

of physical evidence. Epstein could have been put away
for life.
Instead, Miami federal prosecutor Alexander Acos-
Tonight, a month or ta offered the rich man a deal. He would plead guilty to
so after the shootings at In my two decades of semi-involve- just two charges of prostitution involving one 14-year-
a synagogue in Pennsyl- old girl. An ongoing FBI investigation would be shut
vania (remember those? ment with that synagogue, I’d down. He would serve 13 months.
Hundreds of girls. Thirteen months.
I didn’t think so.), I went
to an “interfaith memorial
never seen armed guards on the You read all this in an escalating fury. But you liter-
ally don’t know who or what to be angriest about.
service” at a synagogue
about five minutes from
premises. There’s Epstein, of course, seen in his mugshot
my house in a midsized smirking at the camera. There’s Sarah Kellen Vick-
Massachusetts city. say when one of the members of the congrega- ers, who allegedly scheduled his “massages.” There’s
I lived four blocks tion offers me my choice from the cardboard box. British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, who allegedly
from that synagogue for “I got my own yarmulke.” (she denies it) organized sex parties and taught girls
16 years, and you could Marc Dion Then I slap the thing on my head with a to perform to Epstein’s satisfaction. There’s a culture
see the back of it from the flourish, and find a seat. that, when faced with acts of exploitation and rape
small corner store where The memorial service was exactly what I ex- against women and girls, ponders how it can make the
I bought beer, frozen pizza and newspapers. We pected. You had your elderly congregation. You problem go away so as not to inconvenience the men.
waked my father in a funeral home just a block had your politicians, all of them at least nominal- And there’s Acosta, who worked with Epstein’s at-
from that synagogue. ly Christian. You had your professional battlers torneys to shield this from the press, who failed to no-
Over the years, working as a reporter in the for tolerance. tify victims about the deal, though federal law required
city where I live, I found myself in the synagogue And you had me. him to, who called a 14-year-old victim a “child prosti-
from time to time, covering an event, a service, And, for the first time, you had two security tute.” As human-rights attorney Yasmin Vafa told the
one of the holidays, things any reporter covers guards in the lobby of the place. Herald, “There is no such thing as a child prostitute.
every so often at synagogues and Methodist They weren’t those joke security guards, Under federal law, it’s called child sex trafficking.”
churches and Catholic churches. Once a decade either, like the fat guy in the uniform shirt who And that 13-month sentence? Epstein served it in
or so, some yo-yo with a complete misunder- chases the junkies out of the dollar store parking a private wing of the local jail. Though sex offenders
standing of the gospel of Jesus Christ would lot. They had pistols on their hips. aren’t allowed work release, he was permitted to spend
vandalize the place, paint a swastika on the wall, In my two decades of semi-involvement with 12 hours a day, six days a week, at his office.
and I covered that, too, including the expected that synagogue, I’d never seen armed guards on Finally, save some fury for a system – and society –
sorrowful, angry interview with the rabbi and a the premises. I lived in that neighborhood for 16 that obviously regards some of us as throwaway people
mushy quote about “diversity” from the mayor. years, and because I was young and single, I was to be given throwaway justice, the eloquent lies of the
“Keep that kind of story short,” a barnacled on the streets at every hour of the day and night, blindfolded lady with the scales notwithstanding.
old editor once told me. “You don’t want to en- coming home from a night shift, coming home As Courtney Wild, who met Epstein when she was
courage the little (redacted) who did it.” from a bar. 14 and still wearing braces, told the Herald, “He went
Which I did. I nodded at them and smiled, and they after girls who he thought no one would listen to, and
Tonight, I put on khaki pants, what my moth- looked me over, and they nodded and smiled and, he was right.’’
er would call “a nice shirt,” and a dark-green as I declined the loaner yarmulke, putting on For the record: Vickers went on to marry a NA-
tweed jacket. I dug the gold brocade yarmulke the one I’ve owned for years, I heard one of them SCAR driver. Maxwell runs an environmental non-
out of my sock drawer. I’m not Jewish, but I ac- talking to the other about an upcoming assign- profit. Acosta is our secretary of labor. Epstein, who
quired the yarmulke under boring circumstances ment he had at a local bar this coming weekend. faces a civil suit on Dec. 4, lives on a private island and
some years ago and it’s come in handy on some I lived in that neighborhood for 16 years. I’ve travels by private jet.
news stories, at Jewish funerals or weddings, and lived in this country for 61 years. Meantime, Courtney Wild grew up to work as a
when invited to a friend’s house for Passover. This is where I live now. stripper and became addicted to drugs. In 2016, she
Not that you to need to bring your own yar- Marc Dion, a nationally syndicated columnist, was arrested for trafficking amphetamines.
mulke to the temple. They have a cardboard box is a reporter and columnist for The Herald News, She was sentenced to three years.
of cheap ones for the non-Jewish to borrow. But I the daily newspaper of his hometown, Fall River, Leonard Pitts Jr., winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize
like having my own. Massachusetts. For more on Dion, go to go to www. for commentary, is a columnist for the Miami Herald.
“Hey, you’re not playing with a kid here,” I creators.com. Email him at lpitts@miamiherald.com.

Is Putin the provocateur in the Kerch crisis?

On departure for Sea is controlled by Ukraine deliberately violated provocative? But there is a larger issue
the G-20 gathering Turkey. the new rules of transit that Because Poroshenko, whose here.
in Buenos Aires, While the world Kiev had previously observed, warships had previously tran- Why is control of the Kerch
President Donald refused to recog- to create an incident. sited the strait, had to know the Strait any of our business?
Trump canceled his nize the new reality, For his part, Putin has risk that he was taking and that Why is this our quarrel, to
planned weekend Russia began to sought to play the matter down, Russia might resist. the point that U.S. strategists
meeting with Vlad- impose rules for calling it a “border incident, Why would he provoke the want us to confront Russia
imir Putin, citing ships transiting the nothing more.” Russians? over a Crimean Peninsula that
as his reason the strait, including 48 “The incident in the Black Because, with his poll num- houses the Livadia Palace that
Russian military’s hours notice to get Sea was a provocation orga- bers sinking badly, Poroshenko was the last summer residence
seizure and holding permission. nized by the authorities and realizes that unless he does of Czar Nicholas II?
of three Ukrainian Ukrainian maybe the president himself. ... something dramatic, his party If Ukraine had a right to
ships and 24 sailors. Patrick J. Buchanan vessels, including (Poroshenko’s) rating is falling stands little chance in next break free of Russia in 1991,
But was Putin warships, would ... so he needed to do some- March’s elections. why do not Crimea, Donetsk
really the provocateur in Sun- have to notify Russian author- thing.” Immediately after the clash, and Luhansk have the right to
day’s naval clash outside Kerch ities before passing beneath Maxim Eristavi, a fellow at Poroshenko imposed martial break free of Kiev?
Strait, the Black Sea gateway to the Kerch Strait Bridge into the Atlantic Council, seems to law in all provinces bordering Why are we letting our-
the Sea of Azov? the Sea of Azov to reach their concur: Russia and the Black Sea, selves be dragged into every-
Or was the provocateur major port of Mariupol. “Poroshenko wants to get a declared an invasion might one’s quarrels -- from who owns
Ukrainian President Petro Sunday, two Ukrainian artil- head start in his election cam- be imminent, demanded new the islets in the South China
Poroshenko? lery ships and a tug, which had paign. He is playing the card Western sanctions on Moscow, Sea, to who owns the Senkaku
First, a bit of history. sailed out of Odessa in western of commander in chief, flying called on the U.S. to stand with and Southern Kurils; and from
In 2014, after the pro-Rus- Ukraine, passed through what around in military uniform, him, and began visiting army whether Transnistria had a
sian regime in Kiev was ousted Russia now regards as its terri- trying to project that he is in units in battle fatigues. right to secede from Moldo-
in a coup, and a pro-NATO torial waters off Crimea and the control.” Some Westerners want even va, to whether South Ossetia
regime installed with U.S. Kerch Peninsula. Destination: Our U.N. Ambassador Nikki more in the way of confronting and Abkhazia had the right to
backing, Putin detached and Mariupol. Haley, however, accused Russia Putin. break free of Georgia, when
annexed Crimea, for centuries The Ukrainian vessels of “outlaw actions” against Adrian Karatnycky of the Georgia broke free of Russia?
the homeport of Russia’s Black refused to obey Russian direc- the Ukrainian vessels and “an Atlantic Council urges us to Do the American people
Sea fleet. tives to halt. arrogant act the international build up U.S. naval forces in care a fig for these places? Are
With the return of Crimea, Russian warships fired at the community will never accept.” the Black Sea, send anti-air- we really willing to risk war
Russia now occupied both sides Ukrainian vessels and rammed Predictably, our inter- craft and anti-ship missiles to with Russia or China over who
of Kerch Strait. And this year, the tug. Three Ukrainian sail- ventionists decried Russian Ukraine, ratchet up sanctions holds title to them?
Russia completed a 12-mile ors were wounded, and 24 crew “aggression” and demanded we on Russia, threaten to expel her Patrick J. Buchanan, a
bridge over the strait and Putin taken into custody. back up our Ukrainian “ally” from the SWIFT system of in- nationally syndicated columnist,
drove the first truck across. Russia’s refusal to release and send military aid. ternational bank transactions, was a senior advisor to presi-
The Sea of Azov became a the sailors was given by Pres- Why was Poroshenko’s or- and pressure Europe to cancel dents Richard Nixon, Gerald
virtual Russian lake, access to ident Trump as the reason for dering of gunboats into the Sea the Russians’ Nord Stream 2 Ford and Ronald Reagan. His
which was controlled by Rus- canceling his Putin meeting. of Azov, while ignoring rules and South Stream oil pipelines website is http://buchanan.org/
sia, just as access to the Black Moscow contends that Russia set down for passage, into Europe. blog.
6A SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2018 The Dispatch • www.cdispatch.com

Continued from Page 1A
games, and how he and “All three of these girls dates. He also pointed out twins would become an- Rand declined to com- was not named in the in-
his wife, Kara, would de- by ... July 2013 were hot the twins haven’t lived at gry with him and his wife. ment to The Dispatch. dictment.
termine consequences under the collar,” defense Palmer Home since 2013. “They yelled at us,” Co-counsel Thomas “This case is becoming
for rule-breaking — along attorney Patrick Rand of He said if all they wanted he said. “(One twin) has Pavlinic of Maryland, who about (her) instead of (the
with input from other em- Richland said during clos- was to leave Palmer Home thrown things at me.” was reprimanded by the twins),” he said.
ployees at Palmer Home ing arguments. — adding one twin had He also agreed with judge during the proceed- Before deliberations,
for severe rule violations. He pointed out the ac- even said she liked living Rogillio that the twins ings and not allowed to he instructed the jury the
He maintained on the cusations came right af- there — then they’ve had didn’t seem to like his question witnesses on the third witness’ testimony
stand he never molested ter a phone conversation five years to call prosecu- wife as much as they liked stand thereafter, could was presented to demon-
any of the girls. between Copes and the tors and say they wanted him. not be reached for com- strate motive and oppor-
Seth Copes was sen- twins in which Copes had to drop charges. “They came to me for, ment. tunity by Seth Copes, but
tenced to 20 years for threatened to pull their “They would have to quote-unquote, ‘sports Throughout the trial, that they were not there
each count in the Missis- sports privileges for a hold one heck of a grudge, and fun,’” he said. both sides had argued over to determine whether he
sippi Department of Cor- year. wouldn’t they?” he said. The Copes’ daughter evidence to be presented, had committed sexual
rections. The victims had But prosecutors fo- and a therapist for the including rule-breaking battery against her in-
both said they thought he cused on the twins’ testi- ‘Good relationship’ third accuser who didn’t by the three accusers stead of the twins.
should be in prison for the mony that they had pre- Copes testified that, work at Palmer Home which allegedly included District Attorney
rest of his life. ferred Seth Copes to his as far as he’d known, he’d also both testified for the sexual impropriety and Scott Colom told The
“You got 5 -1/2 years to wife and said he was a had a good relationship defense Friday. information presiding Dispatch after the trial
roam around,” one of the “good dad” other than the with the twins from the judge Jim Kitchens ruled that he didn’t know why
twins told him from the abuse. When questioning time they met in 2006. ‘A long time coming’ was protected by medical Seth Copes had not been
stand at the sentencing Seth Copes on the stand, “We had issues like Prosecutors said they privilege. After the trial, indicted for abusing the
hearing, referring to Seth Assistant District Attor- were pleased with the Copes’ wife, Kara Copes, third witness because he
any parent would with a
Copes’ freedom while he ney Scott Rogillio called told a Dispatch reporter hadn’t been at the DA’s
teenage child, but for all jury’s verdict after the
awaited trial. “I’m glad you him “the parent they the defense had wanted Office at the time.
intents and purposes, it years-long case.
got a last Thanksgiving.” loved.” to present 26 pieces of “If I were to give you an
was great,” he said. “I feel relieved,” Assis-
“They chose to make He described them as tant District Attorney Col- evidence and only three answer, it would be pure
Defense: Accusers were allegations against you, talented athletes, who he len Hudson said about the were allowed. speculation,” he said.
‘hot under the collar’ not the one they hated?” drove to and from games verdict. “It’s been a long Kitchens also ex- He added he didn’t
Throughout the trial, Rogillio asked. and practices. time coming.” pressed concern that if know if it would be possi-
defense attorneys argued Rogillio said the three “They just had a natu- Rogillio agreed. the case were appealed, ble to present a case with
the twins accused Seth girls’ testimony hadn’t ral ability, an athletic abil- “These are the tough- it would end up before the third accuser as a vic-
Copes because they want- wavered significantly ity, and you just wanted to est cases, but we’re just so the Mississippi Supreme tim to a grand jury and
ed to leave Palmer Home, since 2013, and the vic- foster it,” he said. pleased that the victims Court because of the that it may not be worth
whose rules one twin, in tims had repeatedly come However, he said there never gave up and they amount of evidence being it to go through another
particular, was constantly from out of town and out were major discipline didn’t give up on us,” he presented that related to trial since Seth Copes has
breaking. of state for different court infractions and that the said. the third accuser, who been convicted.

Court reporters
Continued from Page 1A
point. awareness is a big reason “It’s a great way to have most programs today are state’s four zones. A-to-Z program because
“In Mississippi, we do for the shortage. your own business,” Al- two-year courses and To prepare, MCR A we want to have one ma-
have a court reporter as- “It’s just one of those len said. “There so many available through online members are trying to chine for every person.”
signed to every judge in jobs that people don’t opportunities. There’s programs. obtain as many steno ma- Allen said the A-to-Z
our judicial districts,’’ said seem to know about,” CART (computer-aid At a time when there chines as possible. program is meant to give
LaTonya Allen, president Grimes said. “I know, real-time translation), is some much emphasis Last month, the Lown- recruits an idea of what
of the Mississippi Court personally, I would never which is used for the on careers that don’t re- des County Board of they’re getting into.
Reporters Association. have thought about being hearing impaired. There quire four-year degrees, Supervisors declared “It’s kind of a try-be-
“That’s not to say we don’t a court reporter if my typ- is closed-captioning like court reporting isn’t get- two old steno machines fore-you-buy thing,” she
have shortages, though. ing teacher in high school you see on TV. There are ting that same sort of at- as surplus equipment, said. “In eight weeks,
It’s important to know hadn’t mentioned that I conferences and meet- tention. which will allow them we’ll show people a little
that there are other areas might want to try it.” ings where transcripts are To remedy that, the to be used for the A-to-Z about the job, enough for
where court reporters needed. Really, there are National Court Report- program. them to have an idea of
are needed outside of the
court system.”
A ‘good-paying field’ a lot of areas where court
reporters are needed. It
ers Association has cre- “Right now, we have whether court reporting
There are total of 301 ated a program it calls about six machines,” is right for them. After
licensed court reporters can be a lucrative, viable
“A-to-Z” to introduce the Grimes said. “A lot of that, if they are interest-
A lack of interest, currently working in the job. We just need to do a
public to the profession. them are older machines, ed, we’ll help guide them
better job of getting the
awareness state. For those who work
word out.” The MCR A hopes to but they’re useful because to online programs and
Melissa Grimes has in the state’s courts, the launch its A-to-Z pro- the basic key-boarding support them anyway we
annual salary ranges from Grimes said court re-
served as a court reporter gram in February, pro- hasn’t changed. We’d can.”
$49,500 to $64,000 based porters are required to
in the 14th District Chan- viding free eight-week like to have 10 machines For more information,
on years of experience. type 225 words per min-
cery Court since 2002. classes in each of the by the time we start the visit mscra.com
“It’s a good-paying ute in the shorthand that
She is assigned to Chan-
field,” Allen said. is part of the steno ma-
cery Judge Jim Davidson,
In addition to the pay, chines.
who will retire at the end
Grimes said she likes the “Other than that, you
of the year.
hours. Chancery courts need to be able to listen
Grimes began her ca-
work on a Monday through well and be able to focus,”
reer in court reporting
she said. “It can get pretty
after graduating with a de- Thursday schedule.
crazy sometimes, when
gree in her field from the “That’s really one of
attorneys are talking over
University of Mississippi, the best parts, the flexibil-
each other or there are wit-
which ended its program ity,” Grimes said.
nesses who are difficult to
earlier this decade. There According to the Na-
understand. You also have
is no other court reporting tional Court Reporters As-
to be able to control your
program operating in the sociation, three quarters
emotions. Sometimes the
state. of the nation’s court re-
testimony can be pretty
She said the demise of porters are self-employed.
upsetting, so you have to
the Ole Miss program re- “What a lot of people
be able to keep all that in
flected a decrease in inter- don’t know is that there
check so you can do your
est in the profession. are so many areas where
“When I started at Ole court reporters are need-
Miss, there were 42 stu- ed,” said Grimes, who
dents in the program and spent the first 10 years of A-to-Z recruiting
I’d say about 25 stuck with her career running her strategy
it. I graduated with seven own court reporting busi- Although Grimes
other students.” ness, mainly taking depo- earned a four-year de-
Grimes said a lack of sitions. gree in court reporting,

Columbus police seek suspect

in armed robbery on Main Street
Dispatch Staff

Columbus police are

seeking a suspect in a
Friday evening armed
robbery at Total Look
Beauty Supply on the
1200 block of Main
A police department
press release said a short
black male entered the
store just before 7 p.m.
He displayed a handgun
and took an undisclosed
amount of money before
leaving on foot.
He was wearing a
dark toboggan, a red
scarf on his neck and
face, a dark jacket, dark
shoes and jeans.
No one was injured in
the robbery.
Police released a still
photo from surveillance
footage showing the
suspect’s face with the
toboggan and scarf.
Courtesy photo
Anyone with informa-
Columbus Police Department is seeking information on
tion about the incident is a Friday armed robbery in the 1200 block of Main Street.
encouraged to call Gold- The suspect, pictured here, is described as a short black
en Triangle Crime Stop- male wearing a dark toboggan, a red scarf on his neck
pers at 800-530-7151. and face, a dark jacket, dark shoes, and jeans.
The Dispatch • www.cdispatch.com SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2018 7A

Former President George

H.W. Bush dies at age 94
Bush will be honored
with a funeral at Trumps to attend state funeral for Bush
The Associated Press
Washington’s National
Cathedral BUENOS AIRES, Argentina
— Donald Trump, the disruptive,
Trump declared a
The Associated Press
anti-establishment president who
spent years deriding much of what
period of national
George H.W. Bush stood for, set
aside differences in politics and
mourning and
George H.W. Bush, temperament Saturday to honor the
iconic American and former presi-
ordered American
a World War II hero
whose presidency dent a day after his death. flags to be flown at
soared with the co- Trump declared a period of na-
alition victory over tional mourning and ordered Amer- half-staff for 30 days
Iraq in Kuwait, but ican flags to be flown at half-staff for
then plummeted in 30 days to honor a man of “sound judgment, common sense and unflap-
the throes of a weak Bush pable leadership.” The president and first lady Melania Trump added
economy that led vot- that Bush had “inspired generations of his fellow Americans to public
ers to turn him out of office after a service.”
single term, has died. He was 94.
Bush, who also presided during businessman H. Ross Perot took tics and public service.
the collapse of the Soviet Union almost 19 percent of the vote as After Iraq invaded Kuwait in
and the final months of the Cold an independent candidate. Still, he August 1990, Bush quickly began
War, died late Friday night at his lived to see son George W. twice building an international mili-
Houston home, said family spokes- elected to the presidency — only tary coalition that included other
man Jim McGrath. the second father and son chief Arab states. After winning Unit-
Bush will be honored with a fu- executives, following John Adams ed Nations support and a green
neral at Washington’s National Ca- and John Quincy Adams. light from a reluctant Congress,
thedral, White House press secre- The 43rd president issued a Bush unleashed a punishing air
tary Sarah Sanders said Saturday. statement Friday following his fa-
President Donald Trump and first war against Iraq and a five-day
ther’s death, saying the elder Bush ground juggernaut that sent Iraqi
lady Melania Trump will attend, “was a man of the highest charac-
she said. forces reeling in disarray back to
Baghdad. He basked in the biggest
In the years after his presiden-
outpouring of patriotism and pride
Rising through cy, George H.W. Bush came to be
in America’s military since World
the political ranks seen as a fundamentally decent and
well-meaning leader who, though War II, and his approval ratings
Son of a senator, father of a pres- soared to nearly 90 percent.
ident, Bush was the man with the not a stirring orator or a visionary,
was a steadfast humanitarian. After freeing Kuwait, he reject-
golden resume who rose through ed suggestions that the U.S. carry
the political ranks, from congress- Bush entered the White House
in 1989 with a reputation as a man the offensive to Baghdad, choosing
man to U.N. ambassador, Repub-
of indecision and indeterminate to end the hostilities a mere 100
lican Party chairman to envoy to
views. One newsmagazine sug- hours after the start of the ground
China, CIA director to two-term
vice president under the hugely gested he was a “wimp,” but his offensive.
popular Ronald Reagan. The 1991 work-hard, play-hard approach to The decisive military defeat did
Gulf War stoked his popularity. the presidency won broad public not lead to the regime’s downfall,
But Bush would acknowledge that approval. He held more news con- as many in the administration had
he had trouble articulating “the vi- ferences in most months than Rea- hoped. His legacy was dogged for
sion thing,” and he was haunted by gan did in most years. years by doubts about the decision
his decision to break a stern, sol- not to remove Saddam Hussein.
emn vow he made to voters: “Read The Iraq crisis The Iraqi leader was eventually
my lips. No new taxes.” The Iraq crisis of 1990-91 ousted in 2003, in the war led by
He lost his bid for re-election to brought out all the skills Bush had Bush’s son that was followed by a
Bill Clinton in a campaign in which honed in a quarter-century of poli- long, bloody insurgency.

Rosa Parks’
lawyer to speak
at bus boycott
The Associated Press

— The lawyer who repre-
sented Rosa Parks after
she was arrested for refus-
ing to give up her bus seat
to a white man will speak
at an event marking the
63rd anniversary of the
Montgomery Bus Boycott.
Tuskegee attorney
Fred Gray will speak at a
commemoration planned
for Monday night at First
Baptist Church in Mont- Get promoted?
gomery. Win an award?
The event is being Send us your business brief.
sponsored by the Nation-
al Center for the Study
of Civil Rights and Afri- subject: Business brief
can-American Culture at
Alabama State University.
8A SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2018 The Dispatch • www.cdispatch.com

Tariff tensions shadow US,

Canada, Mexico trade pact signing
Pact is meant to replace the 24-year-
old North American Free Trade G-20 nations agree on trade,
Agreement, which President Trump migration; not climate change
has long denigrated as a ‘disaster’ The Associated Press

By ZEKE MILLER Within hours of the BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Leaders of the
and CATHERINE LUCEY signing, Senate Dem- Group of 20 agreed Saturday to fix the world trading
The Associated Press ocratic Leader Chuck system after difficult, all-night talks in the Argen-
Schumer said the deal tine capital, but only 19 of them agreed to support
BUENOS AIRES, the Paris accord on fighting climate change with the
must have stronger labor
Argentina — President United States the lone holdout.
and environmental pro-
Donald Trump signed a The official summit statement acknowledges
tections in order to get
revised North American flaws in global commerce and calls for reforming
majority support in Con-
trade pact with the leaders the World Trade Organization. It doesn’t mention
gress and “must prove to
of Canada and Mexico on the word “protectionism,” however, after negotiators
Friday, declaring the deal be a net benefit to mid-
dle-class families and said that had met resistance from the United States.
a major victory for work- Applause broke out in the summit hall as the lead-
ers. But tensions over tar- working people.”
Democratic House ers, including U.S. President Donald Trump, signed
iffs, looming GM layoffs off on a final statement at the end of a two-day sum-
and questions about the Minority Leader Nancy
pact’s prospects in Con- Pelosi — who is seek-
gress clouded the celebra- ing to become House
speaker in the new year confidence, saying: “It’s relieved that it largely
tory moment.
The U.S.-Mexico-Can- — quipped, “The trade been so well reviewed I preserves the status quo
ada Agreement is meant agreement formerly don’t expect to have very established by NAF TA:
to replace the 24-year-old known as Prince — no, much of a problem.” a regional trade bloc that
North American Free I mean, formerly known Trump is describing allows most products to Buckle up...
Trade Agreement, which as NAF TA, is a work in USMCA as a landmark travel between the Unit- and your child, too
Trump has long denigrat- progress.” trade agreement. But ed States, Canada and
ed as a “disaster.” The Still, Trump projected most companies are just Mexico duty free.
leaders signed the new
deal on the sidelines of
the Group of 20 summit
in Buenos Aires after two
years of frequently blis-
tering negotiations. Each
country’s legislature still
must approve.
“This has been a bat-
tle, and battles sometimes
make great friendships, so
it’s really terrific,” Trump
said, before lining up next
to Canadian Prime Min-
ister Justin Trudeau and
outgoing Mexican Presi-
dent Enrique Pena Nieto
to sign three copies of
the deal — Trump using a
black marker for his signa-
ture scrawl.
The signing came at
the beginning of a packed
two days of diplomacy
for the American presi-
dent that will conclude
with high-stakes talks
Saturday with Chinese
President Xi Jinping on
ways to ease an escalating
trade war between the two
“There’s some good
signs,” Trump said. “We’ll
see what happens.”
For the new North
American trade deal, leg-
islative approval is the next
step. That could prove a
difficult task in the Unit-
ed States, especially now
that Democrats — instead
of Trump’s Republicans
— will control the House
come January. Democrats
and their allies in the la-
bor movement are already
demanding changes.

Grand jury: Dallas

officer’s shooting
of neighbor
was murder
The Associated Press

DALLAS — A white for-

mer Dallas police officer
was indicted on a murder
charge Friday, nearly three
months after she fatally
shot an unarmed black
neighbor whose apartment
she said she entered by
mistake, believing it to be
her own.
Amber Guyger told fel-
low officers that she opened
fire when Botham Jean ap-
peared in the darkness.
Jean’s relatives joined
the district attorney for
the announcement of the
charge. Jean, a 26-year-old
native of the Caribbean is-
land nation of St. Lucia, at-
tended college in Arkansas
and had been working in
Dallas for accounting and
consulting firm PwC.
“I truly believe that she
inflicted tremendous evil
on my son,” Jean’s moth-
er, Allison said after the
announcement. “He didn’t
deserve it. He was seated in
his own apartment.”
Guyger was arrested
on a manslaughter charge
three days after the Sept.
6 shooting, prompting
criticism that the original
charge was too lenient.
PREP FOOTBALL: MHSAA Class 5A State Championship — West Point 27, West Jones 12
Adam Minichino


James Pugh/Special to The Dispatch

Members of the West Point High School football team hold up the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 5A State Championship trophy Saturday
night after beating West Jones 27-12 to win the program’s third-straight title.


Harris’ can-do attitude drives Melton’s blocked punt, score
WPHS to third-straight crown leads West Point to 10th title
swalters@cdispatch.com swalters@cdispatch.com

HAT TIESBURG — At 5-foot-6, West HAT TIESBURG — West Point

Point High School junior Brandon Har- High School senior Tyler Rupert knew
ris will never qualify as the “big man on what was coming from teammate Ryan
campus.” Melton.
On a football field, though, few play Late in the first quarter of the Missis-
bigger than Harris. sippi High School Activities Association
In a do-it-all performance, Harris (MHSAA) Class 5A State Champion-
earned Most Valuable Player honors in ship game, Melton — one of the state’s
West Point’s 27-12 victory against West top defensive backs — barely missed an
Jones on Saturday night in the Missis- interception when the football grazed
sippi High School Activities Association off his fingertips.
Class 5A State Championship game. “You could tell he was down after
James Pugh/Special to The Dispatch
“This was just so awesome,” said West Point High School football players celebrate the team’s 27-12 victory against that play,” Rupert said. “He wanted that
Harris, as he clutched the champion- West Jones on Saturday night in the Mississippi High School Activities interception. But man, he’s a dog. You
ship trophy in one hand and the MVP Association (MHSAA) Class 5A State Championship game at Southern know what dogs do? They keep coming.
See HARRIS, 6B Mississippi’s M.M. Roberts Stadium in Hattiesburg. See TITLE, 6B


No. 1 Alabama 35, No. 4 Georgia 28
MSU faces first ranked test of year
By Adam Minichino
Game 8
n At No. 10 Texas, 1 p.m. Sunday
STARKVILLE — The mention of a (FS1; WKBB-FM, WFCA-FM 107.9).
top-10 matchup catches your attention.
Mississippi State women’s basket- Inside
ball coach Vic Schaefer would love for n MORE COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Saturday’s
his players’ ears to perk up for every Men’s, Women’s Scores. Page 3B
opponent. The reality, though, is play-
ers, just like fans, notice some teams a p.m. Sunday (FS1), No. 6 MSU and No.
little more than others. 10 Texas will face off in the SEC/Big 12
No. 6 MSU is one of those teams. Challenge at the Frank Erwin Center
With back-to-back appearances in the in Austin, Texas.
national title game, the Bulldogs have The game will be MSU’s first
solidified their status as one of the na- against a ranked opponent. It will give
tion’s premier programs. No. 10 Texas MSU (7-0) a chance to bolster a ledger
is another one of those squads. At 1 See MSU WOMEN, 8B

Owls can’t overcome 34-turnover effort Alabama Athletic Media Relations

Alabama running back Damien Harris eludes Georgia defensive lineman Devonte
By Adam Minichino
Rust College 63, The W 53 Wyatt in the Southeastern Conference Championship Game on Saturday in Atlanta.
Backup quarterback Jalen Hurts rallied Alabama to a 35-28 victory.

Hurts rallies Tide past Bulldogs

Turnovers. 12-0 run that turned the tide.
It didn’t matter if it was in the first But The W used a stretch of nearly
or the fourth quarter, Mississippi Uni- four minutes without a turnover at the
versity for Women’s women’s basket- end of the third quarter to cut Rust Col- By PAUL NEWBERRY ing No. 1 Alabama to a 35-28 victory
ball coach Howard White Jr. couldn’t lege’s lead to one point. The 9-0 spurt The Associated Press
had White Jr. up and clapping and ex- against No. 4 Georgia for the South-
escape the giveaways.
Just when it looked like the Owls horting his players in the huddle, “We eastern Conference title Saturday.
ATLANTA — In a dramatic twist
were going to build on an 11-2 lead in are not losing on our home floor.” on last season’s national championship Heisman Trophy favorite Tua Tagov-
the first quarter, they committed three Unfortunately, those pesky turn- game, Jalen Hurts came off the bench ailoa had to be helped off the field with
turnovers in their half-court offense overs popped up again at the start of to pass for one touchdown and run for just over 11 minutes remaining after
that allowed Rust College to go on a See The W, 6B another in the fourth quarter, rally- See ALABAMA, 6B
2b SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2018 The Dispatch • www.cdispatch.com

Can spring football work? AAF says yes
W L T Pct PF PA Home Away AFC NFC Div
New England 8 3 0 .727 307 249 5-0-0 3-3-0 6-2-0 2-1-0 3-0-0
LAS VEGAS games will be played in two-and-a-
Miami 5 6 0 .455 223 283 4-1-0 1-5-0 4-4-0 1-2-0 2-1-0
“The level of play will
Buffalo 4 7 0 .364 161 272 2-3-0 2-4-0 3-5-0 1-2-0 1-1-0 t wasn’t the NFL draft, though it
N.Y. Jets 3 8 0 .273 221 281 2-4-0 1-4-0 2-6-0 1-2-0 0-4-0
half hours.

W L T Pct PF PA Home Away AFC NFC Div
was held in the middle of all the
glitz that Las Vegas offers. The
be somewhere between Most importantly, perhaps, all
teams will be league-owned, mean-
8 3 0 .727 273 222 4-1-0 4-2-0 6-2-0 2-1-0 3-1-0
6 5 0 .545 325 273 4-2-0 2-3-0 5-4-0 1-1-0 2-1-0
only positions open were at quar-
terback, but even quarterbacks
college and the NFL.” ing there will be no billionaire own-
Tennessee 5 6 0 .455 195 223 3-1-0 2-5-0 3-6-0 2-0-0 2-2-0 ers trying to muck things up. And,
won’t get rich soon because they Hall of Fame linebacker while players will have set salaries,
Jacksonville 3 8 0 .273 197 243 2-4-0 1-4-0 2-6-0 1-2-0 0-3-0
North will paid the same base salary as Mike Singletary, who will coach they can make more based on fan
W L T Pct PF PA Home Away AFC NFC Div everyone else in the new Alliance in the American Football League engagement (and fan betting) and
Pittsburgh 7 3 1 .682 316 249 3-2-0 4-1-1 4-3-1 3-0-0 3-1-1 of American Football league.
Baltimore 6 5 0 .545 271 198 4-2-0 2-3-0 6-3-0 0-2-0 2-3-0 are free to leave at any time if the
Still, this week’s draft at the
Cincinnati 5 6 0 .455 276 347 3-3-0 2-3-0 3-4-0 2-2-0 1-3-0
Luxor hotel-casino Express. NFL comes calling.
Cleveland 4 6 1 .409 253 283 3-2-1 1-4-0 3-4-1 1-2-0 2-1-1 “We built our model based on a
West was a start, and an That’s not necessarily a bad
W L T Pct PF PA Home Away AFC NFC Div important one in thing because the idea is that five- to seven-year plan,” Ebersol
Kansas City 9 2 0 .818 404 294 5-0-0 4-2-0 7-1-0 2-1-0 3-0-0 the latest attempt the AAF will be more of a feeder said. “The leagues that failed pre-
L.A. Chargers 8 3 0 .727 307 219 4-2-0 4-1-0 5-2-0 3-1-0 2-2-0 to convince Amer- league to the NFL than a com- viously were banking on massive
Denver 5 6 0 .455 252 252 3-3-0 2-3-0 3-5-0 2-1-0 2-2-0 audiences opening night. We’re not
Oakland 2 9 0 .182 187 327 1-4-0 1-5-0 1-6-0 1-3-0 0-3-0
icans they need petitor of the $20 billion a year
NATIONAL CONFERENCE more football. league. There’s no reason, league looking to put up crazy numbers
East Come February — co-founder Charlie Ebersol be- overnight. We want to build slow
W L T Pct PF PA Home Away NFC AFC Div Tim Dahlberg a week after the lieves, to compete with the NFL and steady and be a long term
Dallas 7 5 0 .583 247 223 5-1-0 2-4-0 6-3-0 1-2-0 3-1-0 Super Bowl to be when the leagues will operate at
Washington 6 5 0 .545 220 229 3-3-0 3-2-0 6-3-0 0-2-0 2-1-0
business over the years.”
Philadelphia 5 6 0 .455 230 253 3-3-0 2-3-0 3-5-0 2-1-0 2-1-0
specific — some different times and, for the most Though the league is designed
N.Y. Giants 3 8 0 .273 237 288 1-4-0 2-4-0 2-7-0 1-1-0 0-4-0 of the quarterbacks drafted will be part, in different places. to be complimentary to the NFL,
South on the field as the AAF opens its Besides, he says, there’s plenty the AAF may find itself in compe-
W L T Pct PF PA Home Away NFC AFC Div inaugural season with eight teams of appetite for football year round. tition with another spring league
New Orleans 10 2 0 .833 419 269 5-1-0 5-1-0 7-2-0 3-0-0 2-1-0 playing a 10-game schedule. “There is a massive amount of
Carolina 6 5 0 .545 287 282 5-1-0 1-4-0 4-4-0 2-1-0 1-1-0 in 2020. That’s when WWE tycoon
Yes, it’s pro football in the people in this country who watch
Atlanta 4 7 0 .364 280 307 3-3-0 1-4-0 4-4-0 0-3-0 2-2-0 Vince McMahon plans to spend
Tampa Bay 4 7 0 .364 294 338 3-2-0 1-5-0 3-5-0 1-2-0 1-2-0 spring, a concept that hasn’t ex- only one sport on television and
$100 million to revive the XFL and
North actly worked out before. The AAF that league only plays a set period
W L T Pct PF PA Home Away NFC AFC Div is going where other leagues have of time,” Ebersol said. “They stop offer spring football.
Chicago 8 3 0 .727 317 211 5-1-0 3-2-0 6-1-0 2-2-0 3-1-0 gone to die, armed with deep pock- watching sports on TV the day af- And if spring football hasn’t
Minnesota 6 4 1 .591 265 246 4-2-0 2-2-1 5-3-1 1-1-0 2-1-1 been successful for any one league,
Green Bay 4 6 1 .409 264 267 4-0-1 0-6-0 2-5-1 2-1-0 1-2-1 ets, low initial expectations and a ter the Super Bowl and don’t come
Detroit 4 7 0 .364 238 286 3-3-0 1-4-0 2-6-0 2-1-0 1-3-0 financial game plan that seems to back until the NFL returns.” it stands to reason two competing
West make sense, at least on paper. Ebersol, whose father, longtime leagues can’t make it long term.
W L T Pct PF PA Home Away NFC AFC Div League backers also come with NBC Sports boss Dick Ebersol, Still, for one year at least, the
L.A. Rams 10 1 0 .909 389 282 6-0-0 4-1-0 6-1-0 4-0-0 4-0-0 AAF will have the spring playing
a firm belief that the NFL isn’t the was one of the founders of the
Seattle 6 5 0 .545 276 243 2-2-0 4-3-0 5-3-0 1-2-0 1-2-0
Arizona 2 9 0 .182 155 293 1-5-0 1-4-0 2-5-0 0-4-0 2-2-0 only place where football can be ill-fated XFL, has lined up venture field to itself. Fans in Atlanta,
San Francisco 2 9 0 .182 239 293 2-3-0 0-6-0 1-7-0 1-2-0 0-3-0 played for pay. capitalists, including billionaire Pe- Birmingham, Memphis, Orlan-
“The level of play will be ter Thiel’s Founders Fund, to fund do, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, San
Thursday, Nov. 29 Thursday’s Game somewhere between college and the league’s formative years. He’s
Dallas 13, New Orleans 10 Jacksonville at Tennessee, 7:20 p.m.
Antonio and San Diego will have
Today’s Games Sunday, Dec. 9
the NFL,” said Mike Singletary, also secured a contract with CBS five home games to pick from with
L.A. Rams at Detroit, Noon New Orleans at Tampa Bay, Noon the Hall of Fame linebacker who to televise an opening day game ticket prices as low as $15 a game.
Carolina at Tampa Bay, Noon N.Y. Giants at Washington, Noon will coach in the new league. “I’m and the championship game, with Will it work? The track record
Arizona at Green Bay, Noon Atlanta at Green Bay, Noon excited to see guys have a second a weekly game on the CBS Sports says no, but Ebersol says his
Denver at Cincinnati, Noon Indianapolis at Houston, Noon chance, excited to see guys who Network.
Baltimore at Atlanta, Noon N.Y. Jets at Buffalo, Noon league has learned from the mis-
really want to play, who have been There are business plans that
Chicago at N.Y. Giants, Noon Carolina at Cleveland, Noon takes of those who failed before.
Cleveland at Houston, Noon New England at Miami, Noon
working out the last two to three rely on cost controls among players
years to get this opportunity.” (all will sign three-year deals with And that may be the most
Indianapolis at Jacksonville, Noon Baltimore at Kansas City, Noon
Buffalo at Miami, Noon Cincinnati at L.A. Chargers, 3:05 p.m. So far, the coaches are better annual salaries of $70,000, $80,000 important factor if the AAF is to
N.Y. Jets at Tennessee, 3:05 p.m. Denver at San Francisco, 3:05 p.m. known than the players. Steve and $100,000) and fans (Ebersol overcome the odds and succeed.
Kansas City at Oakland, 3:05 p.m. Detroit at Arizona, 3:25 p.m. Spurrier will be at the helm in says a family of four should be able
San Francisco at Seattle, 3:25 p.m. Philadelphia at Dallas, 3:25 p.m. Tim Dahlberg is a national sports
Orlando, while Singletary — who to go attend games for $220, all in)
Minnesota at New England, 3:25 p.m. Pittsburgh at Oakland, 3:25 p.m.
L.A. Chargers at Pittsburgh, 7:20 p.m. L.A. Rams at Chicago, 7:20 p.m. most recently coached the San for stability. And rules that include columnist for The Associated Press.
Monday’s Game Monday, Dec. 10 Francisco 49ers — returns to the no kickoffs, shorter play clocks and Write to him tdahlberg@ap.org or
Washington at Philadelphia, 7:15 p.m. Minnesota at Seattle, 7:15 p.m. pro ranks as head of the Memphis fewer commercial breaks mean http://twitter.com/timdahlberg.

RECEIVING—Alabama, Waddle 4-113, Ruggs Dec. 27 — Pinstripe Bowl, ACC/Notre Dame
Saturday’s Scores 3-49, I.Smith 3-35, D.Smith 3-26, Jeudy 3-24, vs. Big Ten, Bronx, New York, 4:15 p.m. (ESPN)
EAST D.Harris 1-(minus 1). Georgia, Swift 6-63, Nau- Dec. 27 — Texas Bowl, Big 12 vs. SEC,
Colgate 23, James Madison 20 ta 4-81, Ridley 4-48, Godwin 3-24, Holloman Houston, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Maine 55, Jacksonville St. 27 2-37, Hardman 2-21, Woerner 2-12, Simmons Dec. 28 — Music City Bowl, ACC/Big Ten/Notre
SOUTH 1-8, Cook 1-7. Dame vs. SEC, Nashville, Tennessee, 12:30
Alabama 35, Georgia 28 MISSED FIELD GOALS—Georgia, Blanken- p.m. (ESPN)
Alcorn St. 37, Southern U. 28 ship 30. Dec. 28 — Camping World Bowl, ACC/Notre
Appalachian St. 30, Louisiana-Lafayette 19
Clemson 42, Pittsburgh 10 Alabama-Birmingham 27, Dame vs. Big 12, Orlando, Florida, 4:15 p.m.
NC State 58, East Carolina 3
South Carolina 28, Akron 3 Middle Tennessee 25 Dec. 28 — Arizona Bowl, MWC vs. Sun Belt,
UCF 56, Memphis 41 UAB 3 21 0 3—27 Tucson, Arizona, 4:30 p.m. (CBSSN)
Virginia Tech 41, Marshall 20 Middle Tennessee 13 3 6 3—25 Dec. 28 — Alamo Bowl, Big 12 vs. Pac-12, San
MIDWEST First Quarter Antonio, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Iowa St. 27, Drake 24 MTS—FG Holt 37, 11:56 Dec. 29 — Peach Bowl, At-large vs. At-large,
N. Dakota St. 52, Montana St. 10 UAB—FG Vogel 29, 7:37 Atlanta, 11 a.m. (ESPN)
Ohio State 45, Northwestern 24 MTS—FG Holt 20, 2:59 Dec. 29 — Belk Bowl, ACC/Notre Dame vs.
S. Dakota St. 51, Duquesne 6 MTS—T.Thomas 19 pass from Stockstill SEC, Charlotte, North Carolina, 11 a.m. (ABC)
SOUTHWEST (Holt kick), :00 Dec. 29 — Cotton Bowl, CFP Semifinal,
Oklahoma 39, Texas 27 Second Quarter Arlington, Texas, 3 or 7 p.m. (ESPN)
FAR WEST UAB—S.Brown 2 run (Vogel kick), 7:08 Dec. 29 — Orange Bowl, CFP Semifinal, Miami
E. Washington 42, Nicholls 21 UAB—Wilson 40 pass from Ty.Johnston Gardens, Florida, 3 or 7 p.m. (ESPN)
Fresno State 19, Boise State 16, OT (Vogel kick), 4:15 Dec. 31 — Military Bowl, ACC/Notre Dame vs.
Stanford 23, California 13 UAB—Ty.Johnston 3 run (Vogel kick), 3:20
AAC, Annapolis, Maryland, 11 a.m. (ESPN)
Weber St. 48, SE Missouri 23 MTS—FG Holt 27, :00
Third Quarter Dec. 31 — San Francisco Bowl, Big Ten vs.
The Associated Press MTS—Dobson 46 pass from Stockstill Pac-12, Santa Clara, California, 2 p.m. (FOX)
Dec. 31 — Liberty Bowl, Big 12 vs. SEC,
(pass failed), 3:53
Top 25 Fared Fourth Quarter Memphis, Tennessee, 2:45 p.m. (ESPN)
Saturday MTS—FG Holt 33, 10:08 Dec. 31 — Holiday Bowl, Big Ten vs. Pac-12,
No. 1 Alabama (13-0) beat No. 4 Georgia UAB—FG Vogel 28, 3:23 San Diego, 6 p.m. (FS1)
35-28, SEC championship. Next: TBD. A—15,806. Dec. 31 — Gator Bowl, SEC vs. ACC/Big Ten/
No. 2 Clemson (13-0) beat Pittsburgh Notre Dame, Jacksonville, Florida, 6:30 p.m.
42-10, ACC championship. Next: TBD. UAB MTS (ESPN)
No. 3 Notre Dame (12-0) did not play. First downs 21 18 Dec. 31 — Sun Bowl, ACC/Notre Dame vs.
Next: TBD. Rushes-yards 54-225 24-94 Pac-12, El Paso, Texas, 1 p.m. (CBS)
No. 4 Georgia (11-2) lost to No. 1 Passing 140 362 Jan. 1 — Outback Bowl, Big Ten vs. SEC
Alabama 35-28, SEC championship. Next: Comp-Att-Int 9-15-1 29-45-2
TBD. (ESPN2), Tampa, Florida, 11 a.m. (ESPN2)
Return Yards 31 8 Jan. 1 — Citrus Bowl, Big Ten vs. SEC,
No. 5 Oklahoma (12-1) lost to No. 9 Texas
39-27, Big 12 chamionship. Next: TBD. Punts-Avg. 4-34.0 2-38.0 Orlando, Florida, Noon (ABC)
No. 6 Ohio State (12-1) beat No. 21 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 0-0 Jan. 1 — Fiesta Bowl, At-large vs. At-large,
Northwestern 45-24, Big Ten championship. Penalties-Yards 4-25 3-15 Glendale, Arizona, Noon (ESPN) Derek Livingston/Special to The Dispatch
Next: TBD. Time of Possession 31:45 28:15 Jan. 1 — Rose Bowl, Big Ten vs. Pac-12, East Mississippi Community College defensive lineman Everitt Cunningham looks into the
No. 7 UCF (12-0) beat Memphis 56-41, Pasadena, California, 4 p.m. (ESPN)
AAC championship. Next: TBD. INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Jan. 1 — Sugar Bowl, Big 12 vs. SEC, backfield Thursday night prior to the snap. The sophomore from West Point earned Most
RUSHING—UAB, S.Brown 31-156, Ty.John-
No. 8 Michigan (10-2) did not play. Next:
ston 17-56, Street 3-12, L.Stanley 1-4, (Team)
New Orleans, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN) Valuable Player honors in No. 1 EMCC’s 10-9 victory against Garden City C.C. in the national
Jan. 7 — CFP Championship, Santa Clara,
No. 9 Texas (8-4) lost to No. 5 Oklahoma 2-(minus 3). Middle Tennessee, Dobson 3-52,
California, 7 p.m. (ESPN) title game in Pittsburg, Kansas.
39-27, Big 12 championship. Next: TBD. Mobley 9-39, T.Thomas 3-2, Stockstill 6-2,
Football Championship

Cunningham’s MVP effort fuels Lions

No. 10 Washington (10-3) beat No. 17 T.Lee 1-1, Bruce 2-(minus 2).
Utah 10-3, Pac-12 championship, Friday. Next: PASSING—UAB, Ty.Johnston 9-15-1-140.
TBD. Middle Tennessee, Stockstill 29-45-2-362. Subdivision Playoffs
No. 11 Florida (9-3) did not play. Next: RECEIVING—UAB, D.Lee 2-13, Street 2-6, Second Round
TBD. Carter 1-43, Wilson 1-40, Parham 1-17, Ubosi Saturday’s Games
No. 12 Washington State (10-2) did not 1-16, Pittman 1-5. Middle Tennessee, Casey Maine 55, Jacksonville State 27
play. Next: TBD. 7-37, P.Smith 4-42, Dobson 4-40, West 3-81, Colgate 23, James Madison 20
No. 12 LSU (9-3) did not play. Next: TBD.
No. 14 Penn State (9-3) did not play.
Bruce 3-33, Mobley 3-18, T.Thomas 2-63,
T.Lee 2-22, J.Marshall 1-26.
Kennesaw State 13, Wofford 10
North Dakota State 52, Montana State 10
BY SCOT T WALTERS he forced and returned one for a touchdown that
Next: TBD. South Dakota State 51, Duquesne 6 swalters@cdispatch.com helped the Lions complete a 12-0 season and a
No. 15 West Virginia (8-3) did not play. Southeastern Conference Weber State 48, Southeast Missouri State 23
Next: TBD.

Conference All Games
Eastern Washington 42, Nicholls State 21 wire-to-wire run as the nation’s top team.
No. 16 Kentucky (9-3) did not play. Next:
UC Davis 23, Northern Iowa 16 PIT TSBURG, Kansas — Two years ago “He has good size and speed and has done
No. 17 Utah (9-4) lost to No. 10 Georgia 7 2 304 186 11 2 509 241
Quarterfinals on National Signing Day, West Point High
Washington 10-3, Pac-12 championship, Florida 5 3 209 205 9 3 414 245 a great job of growing into his body,” Chamb-
Friday. Next: TBD. Kentucky 5 3 146 132 9 3 319 195 Friday, Dec. 7 or Saturday, Dec. 8
School football coach Chris Chambless called
No. 18 Syracuse (9-3) did not play. Next: Missouri 4 4 247 196 8 4 443 293 North Dakota State (12-0) vs. Colgate (10-1) less said. “He has always had a high passion
TBD. South Carolina
4 4 230 243 7 5 391 326 South Dakota State (9-2) vs. Kennesaw State Everitt Cunningham the best kept secret as
Vanderbilt 3 5 208 235 6 6 332 301 (11-1) for the game. His motor is always running.
No. 19 Boise State (10-3) lost to No. 25
Tennessee 2 6 162 289 5 7 273 335 Eastern Washington (10-2) vs. UC Davis (10-2) he watched him finalize his plans to attend
Fresno State 19-16, OT, MWC championship.
West Maine (9-3) vs. Weber State (10-2) He has that nice-guy-off-the-field/tough-guy-
Next: TBD.
Conference All Games East Mississippi Community College.
No. 20 Mississippi State (8-4) did not
play. Next: TBD. W L PF PA W L PF PA Semifinals This season, Cunningham backed his for- on-the-field persona. Always working, learn-
Alabama 9 0 409 141 13 0 623 193
No. 21 Northwestern (8-5) lost to No. 6
Ohio State 45-24, Big Ten championship. Next:
Texas A&M 5 3 242 251 8 4 416 316 TBD
Friday, Dec. 14 or Saturday, Dec. 15
mer coach’s words with a standout season ing, getting stronger.”
LSU 5 3 237 203 9 3 381
Miss. St. 4 4 154 115 8 4 349
144 to help No. 1 EMCC win the National Junior The 6-foot-3, 250-pound Cunningham
No. 22 Texas A&M (8-4) did not play. Championship
Next: TBD.
Auburn 3 5 178 197 7 5 339
Ole Miss 1 7 176 328 5 7 407
4 34 Saturday, Jan. 5
College Athletic Association (NJCAA) na- began the season in a fight for a starting
No. 23 Army (9-2) did not play. Next vs. At Toyota Stadium
Navy at Philadelphia, Saturday.
Arkansas 0 8 138 319 2 10 260 417
Frisco, Texas tional championship. Cunningham punctuat- position. By the time EMCC’s fifth national
No. 24 Iowa State (8-4) beat Drake 27-24.
Next: TBD.
Saturday’s Games
Alabama 35, Georgia 28
Semifinal winners, 11 a.m.
ed a standout sophomore seasons by earning championship run ended, he was one of the
No. 25 Fresno State (11-2) beat No. 19
Boise State 19-16, OT, MWC championship.
South Carolina 28, Akron 3 Division II Playoffs Most Valuable Player honors in No. 1 EM- premier players on the nation’s best defense.
Next: TBD. Friday’s Scores Saturday’s Games
CC’s 10-9 victory against No. 2 Garden City EMCC finished the season allowing 11.2
MIDWEST Notre Dame (Ohio) 21, Slippery Rock 17
No. 1 Alabama 35, N. Illinois 30, Buffalo 29 Minnesota State-Mankato 13, Tarleton State 10 C.C. (Kansas) 10-9 in the title game Thurs- points per game. Garden City C.C. became
Georgia 28 Washington 10, Utah 3 Valdosta State 61, Lenoir-Rhyne 21
Ferris State 37, Ouachita Baptist 14 day night at Carnie Smith Stadium on the the seventh opponent to be held to 10 or fewer
Alabama 0 14 7 14—35 2018-19 Bowl Schedule
Georgia 7 14 7 0—28
First Quarter
(Subject to Change) Semifinals campus of Pittsburg State. points in a game.
Dec. 15 — Celebration Bowl, MEAC vs. SWAC, Saturday, Dec. 8
UGA—Nauta 20 pass from Fromm Atlanta, 11 a.m. (ABC) Notre Dame (Ohio) (13-0) vs. Ferris State Cunningham recovered both of the fumbles
(Blankenship kick), 3:08 (14-0), TBA
Dec. 15 — New Mexico Bowl, MWC vs. CUSA,

EMCC takes strange path to fifth title

Second Quarter Minnesota State-Mankato (13-0) vs. Valdosta
BAMA—Jacobs 1 run (Bulovas kick), 14:56 Albuquerque, 1 p.m. (ESPN)
State (12-0), TBA
UGA—Swift 9 run (Blankenship kick), 7:31 Dec. 15 — Cure Bowl, AAC vs. Sun Belt,
UGA—Swift 11 pass from Fromm (Blankenship Orlando, Florida, 1:30 p.m. (CBSSN) Championship
kick), 4:05 Dec. 15 — Las Vegas Bowl, MWC vs. Pac-12, Saturday, Dec. 15
BAMA—Jacobs 1 fumble recovery 2:30 p.m. (ABC) At McKinney, Texas
PIT TSBURG, Kansas have moved EMCC win its fifth national

(Bulovas kick), 2:18 Dec. 15 — Camellia Bowl, MAC vs. Sun Belt, TBD, 3 p.m.
Montgomery, Alabama, 4:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Third Quarter
UGA—Ridley 23 pass from Fromm Dec. 15 — New Orleans Bowl, Sun Belt vs. Division III Playoffs ast Mississippi on to bright title in eight seasons. The
(Blankenship kick), 12:39
BAMA—Waddle 51 pass from Tagovailoa
CUSA, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Dec. 18 — Boca Raton (La.) Bowl, AAC/CUSA/
Saturday’s Games Community College senior Lions are 5-0 in the national
(Bulovas kick), 3:02 MAC, 6 p.m. (ESPN) Mount Union 38, Muhlenberg 10
John Hopkins 37, RPI 14
football coach Buddy college title game.
Fourth Quarter Dec. 19 — Frisco (Texas) Bowl, AAC vs.
BAMA—Jeudy 10 pass from Hurts At-large, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
Wisconsin-Whitewater 26, Bethel (Minn.) 12
Mary Hardin-Baylor 21, St. John’s (Minn.) 18
Stephens isn’t about to rein- careers. However, the latest cham-
(Bulovas kick), 5:19
BAMA—Hurts 15 run (Bulovas kick), 1:04
Dec. 20 — Gasparilla Bowl, AAC vs. CUSA,
St. Petersburg, Florida, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
vent himself. That is pionship was much differ-
A—77,141. Dec. 21 — Bahamas Bowl, MAC vs. CUSA., Saturday, Dec. 8 A self-proclaimed “JuCo why it was ent than the 2011 national
Nassau, 11:30 a.m (ESPN) Mary Hardin-Baylor (13-0) vs.
BAMA UGA Dec. 21 — Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, MAC vs. Wisconsin-Whitewater (12-0), TBA lifer,” Stephens has dis- hard to championship game that saw
First downs 21 23 MWC, Boise, 3 p.m. (ESPN) Mount Union (13-0) vs. Johns Hopkins (12-1),
played one of the most grasp what Scott Walters
Rushes-yards 29-157 39-153 Dec. 22 — Birmingham (Ala.) Bowl, SEC vs. TBA EMCC beat Arizona West-
Passing 246 301 AAC, 11 a.m. (ESPN) prolific offensive minds in happened
Comp-Att-Int 17-34-2 25-40-0 Dec. 22 — Armed Forces Bowl, Big 12 vs. AAC,
Championship ern College 55-47 in Yuma,
Return Yards 36 83 Friday, Dec. 14 the game, first as an offen- Thursday night when No.
Punts-Avg. 5-37.0 6-32.0
Fort Worth, Texas, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN) At Shenandoah, Texas Arizona.
Fumbles-Lost 2-0 1-0
Dec. 22 — Dollar General Bowl, MAC vs. TBD, 6 p.m. sive coordinator and now as 1 EMCC beat No. 2 Garden
Penalties-Yards 3-10 6-50 Sun Belt, Mobile, Alabama, 6 p.m. (ESPN)
Dec. 22 — Hawaii Bowl, CUSA vs. MWC, NAIA Playoffs a head coach City C.C. (Kansas) 10-9 EMCC won this season’s
Time of Possession 24:30 35:30
Honolulu, 9:30 p.m. (ESPN) Semifinals
EMCC usually brings in to win the National Junior title with defense. To Ste-
Dec. 26 — Heart of Dallas Bowl, Big Ten vs. Saturday’s Games
RUSHING—Alabama, Jacobs 8-83, D.Harris CUSA, 12:30 pm. (ESPN) Morningside 34, Saint Francis (Ind.) 28, OT
a bevy of talent on offense to College Athletic Association phens’ credit, he always has
Benedictine (Kan.) 43, Kansas Wesleyan 21
9-52, Hurts 5-28, N.Harris 4-15, Tagovailoa
3-(minus 21). Georgia, Swift 16-75, Holyfield
Dec. 26 — Quick Lane Bowl, ACC/Notre Dame
vs. Big Ten, Detroit, 4:15 p.m. (ESPN) run an entertaining, up-tem- (NJCAA) national cham- prided his teams on their
14-60, Stanley 1-12, Fields 3-6, Simmons 1-2, Dec. 26 — Cactus Bowl, Big 12 vs. Pac-12,
Phoenix, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Saturday, Dec. 15 po system that produces a pionship at Carnie Smith defense. Typically, the Lions
Fromm 4-(minus 2). At Municipal Stadium
PASSING—Alabama, Tagovailoa 10-25-2- Dec. 27 — Independence Bowl, ACC/Notre Daytona Beach, Florida lots of plays and lot of points. Stadium. have played better defense
164, Hurts 7-9-0-82. Georgia, Fields 0-1-0-0, Dame vs. SEC, Shreveport, Louisiana, 12:30 Morningside (14-0) vs. Benedictine (Kan.)
Fromm 25-39-0-301. p.m. (ESPN) (13-1), 6 p.m. Most of Stephens’ pupils The victory helped
The Dispatch • www.cdispatch.com SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2018 3B


Bulldogs rally past Flyers for road win

Halftime—Memphis 37-28. 3-Point
Saturday’s Men’s Major Goals—Texas Tech 4-13 (Francis 2-3, Edwards
Alabama A&M 59, Murray St. 53
1-2, Culver 1-4, Mooney 0-1, Moretti 0-3), Mem-
Scores phis 3-15 (Harris 3-8, Maurice 0-1, Lomax 0-1,
Alabama St. 69, Mobile 63
Charlotte 52, East Carolina 46
EAST Martin 0-5). Fouled Out—Moretti. Rebounds—
Army 63, Fairfield 60 Texas Tech 33 (Owens 11), Memphis 31 (Lomax Coastal Carolina 89, NC Central 66
Binghamton 89, Hartwick 70 8). Assists—Texas Tech 18 (Culver, Francis 6), Florida A&M 70, Edward Waters 64
Brown 67, Navy 50 High Point 82, UNC-Greensboro 75
From Staff and Wire Reports
Bryant 75, New Hampshire 65
Bucknell 65, Monmouth (NJ) 43
Memphis 13 (Martin 4). Total Fouls—Texas
Tech 22, Memphis 26. Houston 84, ETSU 77
Marshall 88, Coppin St. 67
No. 25 Mississippi St. 65, Dayton 58
Buffalo 85, San Francisco 81 Ole Miss 83, Mercer 64, Kennesaw St. 48
Drexel 82, Robert Morris 69 Nicholls 72, MVSU 47 DAYTON, Ohio — Mississippi State men’s
Louisiana-Monroe 60
Fordham 57, Manhattan 56
Hartford 76, Bowling Green 63 LOUISIANA-MONROE (3-4): Munnings
St. Francis (Pa.) 91, Longwood 88
Toledo 58, Memphis 48 basketball coach Ben Howland extended his the senior guard led MSU with 21 points and
5-12 5-6 17, Washington 0-0 1-2 1, Williams
Holy Cross 67, Fairleigh Dickinson 49
Lehigh 82, Arkansas St. 70 5-11 0-0 12, Smith 2-11 3-3 9, Ertel 2-6 2-2 6, Tulane 71, Southern Miss. 54
UNC-Wilmington 72, Fayetteville State 54
hand to Dayton’s Anthony Grant and bor- 12 rebounds, two shy of his career high. His
Louisville 70, Seton Hall 65 T.White 2-4 0-2 4, Harris 3-6 2-4 9, Newman
1-2 0-0 2. Totals 20-52 13-19 60. Winthrop 58, SC State 50 rowed a line from the end of the first “Rocky” layup off an inbound pass with 13 seconds left
Loyola (Md.) 75, Mount St. Mary’s 65 MIDWEST
Mass.-Lowell 94, NJIT 71
OLE MISS (5-2): Olejniczak 4-4 0-0 8,
Tyree 8-15 0-1 20, Shuler 1-5 0-0 3, T.Davis Akron 63, E. Kentucky 54 movie — no, he doesn’t want a rematch. clinched it.
Northeastern 81, E. Michigan 67
Princeton 73, George Washington 52
7-16 0-0 15, Hinson 6-8 1-1 17, Stevens 4-8 0-0
9, Naylor 0-0 0-0 0, Buffen 1-2 4-4 6, Halums
Bradley 73, Oakland 64
Illinois 72, E. Michigan 66
That’s how the night went for the No. 25 The Bulldogs returned the top six scorers
Providence 59, Rhode Island 50
Siena 67, Harvard 64
0-2 1-2 1, Morgano 0-0 0-0 0, D.Davis 1-1 0-0
2, Rodriguez 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 33-63 6-8 83.
Miami (Ohio) 65, Ill.-Chicago 56 Bulldogs. from last year’s team, and their experience in
Milwaukee 70, Purdue Fort Wayne 48
St. Bonaventure 90, Delaware St. 61
St. Peter’s 63, Maine 59, OT
Halftime—Ole Miss 44-31. 3-Point Ohio 72, Cleveland St. 54 Nick Weatherspoon hit two 3-pointers in close games is beneficial.
Goals—Louisiana-Monroe 7-21 (Williams 2-3,
Stony Brook 71, Quinnipiac 61 Munnings 2-4, Smith 2-8, Harris 1-3, T.White
Rio Grande 75, Louisiana-Lafayette 60
Saint Louis 63, SIU-Edwardsville 56 the closing minutes, and MSU trailed most “We’ve got a lot of guys who have played
Syracuse 63, Cornell 55 0-1, Ertel 0-2), Ole Miss 11-29 (Hinson 4-5,
Temple 77, Saint Joseph’s 70 Tyree 4-9, Stevens 1-4, Shuler 1-4, T.Davis
South Dakota 55, Green Bay 49
of the game before rallying to a 65-58 victory together the last two or three years,” Quin-
Villanova 85, La Salle 78
West Virginia 106, Youngstown St. 72
1-6, Halums 0-1). Rebounds—Louisiana-Mon-
roe 22 (Williams 7), Ole Miss 38 (T.Davis 8). Abilene Christian 90, Schreiner 43 against Dayton on Friday night. ndary Weatherspoon said. “I think it showed
Arkansas St. 67, UTEP 66
Alcorn St. 103, Rust College 66
Assists—Louisiana-Monroe 14 (Ertel, Newman
4), Ole Miss 25 (Shuler 6). Total Fouls—Louisi- Cent. Arkansas 91, Crowley’s Ridge 33 The Bulldogs (6-1) salvaged their first the last few minutes of the game.”
Austin Peay 73, Alabama A&M 61
Bethune-Cookman 72, FAU 70
ana-Monroe 11, Ole Miss 19. A—6,128 (9,500). North Texas 83, Missouri St. 76
Oral Roberts 64, S. Utah 59
true road game by hitting late 3-pointers af- Ryan Mikesell scored 15 points for Dayton
Boston U. 65, Elon 58 LSU 78, Prairie View 67, Texas A&M-CC 59 ter missing 15 of their first 19 tries from be- (4-3), which was coming off losses to Virginia
Rice 67, New Orleans 56
Chattanooga 71, Tennessee Tech 60
Coll. of Charleston 72, Charlotte 64
Grambling State 57 Sam Houston St. 94, St. Thomas (TX) 46 hind the arc. Weatherspoon hit a 3-pointer (66-59) and Oklahoma (65-54).
GRAMBLING STATE (3-4): D.Jackson
Stephen F. Austin 97, Wiley 38
Davidson 91, UNC-Wilmington 85
Duke 113, Stetson 49
2-4 1-2 5, Bunch 3-7 2-2 8, Johnson 2-5 3-4 9,
Smith 3-9 1-3 7, Polk-Hilliard 1-5 0-0 2, Mpoyo Tulsa 80, Alabama 73 that tied it and another trey from the corner Dayton led by as many as 10 in the first
E. Kentucky 70, High Point 69
Furman 90, W. Carolina 88, 2OT
0-2 0-0 0, Peart 2-5 0-0 4, Ribeiro 0-1 0-0 0, W. Kentucky 68, UALR 56
with 27 seconds left put the Bulldogs up 61- half by taking advantage of the Bulldogs’ cold
Athie 1-3 3-4 5, Moss 2-4 0-0 5, Gaston 4-6 2-2
Gardner-Webb 97, Savannah St. 60 12, B.Jackson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 20-51 12-17 57. Arizona St. 80, Louisiana Tech 44 55. He finished with 14 points. shooting. Reggie Perry made a 3-pointer and
George Mason 87, William & Mary 84 LSU (6-2): Bigby-Williams 4-6 1-4 9, Days Cal St.-Fullerton 64, CS Bakersfield 56
Hampton 114, Regent University 55 5-8 2-4 13, Smart 3-11 2-2 9, Waters 6-8 1-2 15, Denver 104, Loyola Marymount 75 Howland knew the Bulldogs would have a a jumper as MSU cut the deficit to 29-26 at
Hofstra 78, Kennesaw St. 52
Jacksonville 71, SC State 69
Mays 3-8 2-2 10, Reid 2-10 3-5 8, Williams 0-3
3-4 3, Taylor 3-4 1-1 9, Reese 1-1 0-0 2, Graves
Idaho 70, San Francisco 63
Montana 86, N. Illinois 70 tough time at UD Arena. After two close vic- halftime.
Jacksonville St. 76, North Alabama 65
Kentucky 78, UNC-Greensboro 61
0-0 0-0 0. Totals 27-59 15-24 78.
Halftime—LSU 35-25. 3-Point Goals—
N. Colorado 58, SMU 57
New Mexico 83, New Mexico St. 58
tories against the Flyers the last two seasons, Quinndary Weatherspoon had a 3-pointer
LSU 78, Grambling St. 57
Liberty 78, Georgia St. 52
Grambling St. 5-7 (Johnson 2-2, Gaston 2-2,
Moss 1-2, Smith 0-1), LSU 9-21 (Taylor 2-3,
Oregon St. 100, La Salle 46 he told his counterpart during the post-game and a layup during a nine-point run that gave
Portland St. 92, Portland 79
Lipscomb 84, Middle Tennessee 74 Waters 2-4, Mays 2-6, Reid 1-1, Days 1-3,
Smart 1-4). Fouled Out—Reid, Bunch. Re-
Sacramento St. 86, handshake that he’d had enough. MSU a 35-31 lead early in the second half,
Longwood 65, VMI 45
Louisiana Tech 85, Houston Baptist 78 bounds—Grambling St. 22 (Mpoyo 4), LSU 42 University of Antelope Valley 80
Saint Mary’s (Cal) 69, Cal Poly 51
“I was really questioning what I was think- but the Flyers rallied behind Mikesell to take
Louisiana-Lafayette 88, Southern U. 78 (Days 9). Assists—Grambling St. 7 (Athie 4),
Maryland 66, Penn St. 59 LSU 16 (Smart, Waters 5). Total Fouls—Gram- San Diego 78, Dartmouth 76 ing by scheduling Dayton,” he said. “I told a seven-point lead before the Bulldog’s final
bling St. 21, LSU 16. A—8,474 (13,215). Southern Cal 86, UNLV 72
Mississippi 83, Louisiana-Monroe 60
UC Davis 84, Nevada 68 him when I shook his hand that we’re not comeback.
Murray St. 83, Prairie View 67
North Carolina State 80, Utah 85, Utah Valley 47
playing them anymore.”
NC Central 67, McNeese St. 66
Washington St. 95, Boise St. 71 “Their stamina, their will won out,” Grant
NC State 80, Vanderbilt 65 Vanderbilt 65
North Florida 76, Charleston Southern 70 VANDERBILT (5-2): Ryan 3-9 2-2 9, The AP Women’s Last season, the Bulldogs needed a steal said. “I thought their energy in the second
Old Dominion 67, James Madison 42
Presbyterian 75, NC A&T 70
Brown 2-2 0-2 4, Shittu 6-12 3-5 15, Lee 3-7
9-13 15, Toye 0-6 1-2 1, Nesmith 3-6 2-2 9, Top 25 Fared and layup by Quinndary Weatherspoon with half told the story of the game. They came
Richmond 84, Wake Forest 74
SE Louisiana 62, Tulane 61
Moyer 0-2 0-0 0, Wetzell 1-5 0-2 2, Evans 4-7
1-2 10. Totals 22-56 18-30 65.
1. Notre Dame (7-0) did not play. Next: vs.
four seconds left to pull out a 61-59 victory out and were the more aggressive team to
South Alabama 66, Florida A&M 57
St. John’s 76, Georgia Tech 73
N.C. STATE (7-1): Walker 2-2 0-0 4,
Beverly 1-7 1-2 4, Dorn 4-8 2-3 10, Daniels 2-5
No. 2 UConn, Sunday. against the Flyers in Starkville. On Friday, start the half, and they finished strong.”
2. UConn (6-0) did not play. Next: at No. 1
Texas Tech 78, Memphis 67 1-2 6, Johnson 7-10 4-6 19, Bryce 4-11 0-0 9,

Tyree leads balanced attack for Rebels

Hellems 4-10 0-0 9, Funderburk 5-10 6-7 16, Notre Dame, Sunday.
The Citadel 79, Mercer 69
UT Martin 87, UNC-Asheville 70 Harris 1-1 1-2 3, Lockett 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 30- 3. Oregon (6-0) did not play. Next: vs.
VCU 88, Iona 59 64 15-22 80. Long Beach State, Sunday.
Virginia Tech 94, CCSU 40 Halftime—N.C. State 46-34. 3-Point 4. Baylor (6-0) did not play. Next: at No.
W. Kentucky 88, Tennessee St. 74 Goals—Vanderbilt 3-22 (Evans 1-3, Nesmith 18 South Carolina, Sunday.
Wofford 79, ETSU 62 1-4, Ryan 1-5, Moyer 0-1, Shittu 0-2, Wetzell 5. Louisville (7-0) did not play. Next: vs.
Yale 77, Miami 73 0-3, Toye 0-4), N.C. State 5-15 (Hellems 1-2, Tennessee State, Sunday.
MIDWEST Johnson 1-2, Beverly 1-3, Bryce 1-3, Daniels
1-3, Dorn 0-1, Funderburk 0-1). Fouled Out—
6. Mississippi State (7-0) did not play. By CHRIS BURROWS
Ole Miss 83, to go 14-for-23. Ole Miss was
Akron 71, Detroit 59
Ball St. 85, IUPUI 75 Walker. Rebounds—Vanderbilt 30 (Shittu 6),
Next: at No. 10 Texas, Sunday. The Associated Press 11-for-29 (38 percent) from
Louisiana-Monroe 60
N.C. State 36 (Dorn 7). Assists—Vanderbilt 9 7. Maryland (7-0) did not play. Next: at
Chicago St. 80, E. Illinois 72
Drake 95, N. Dakota St. 88 (Lee 3), NC State 16 (Johnson 7). Total Fouls— UMBC, Sunday.
the 3-point line. Tyree and
Evansville 65, Albion 49
Vanderbilt 21, N.C. State 24. 8. Stanford (6-0) did not play. Next: at
Gonzaga, Sunday.
OXFORD — Breein Tyree Hinson hit four apiece.
Gonzaga 103, Creighton 92 Alcorn State 103, 9. Oregon State (6-1) beat La Salle scored 20 points to lead three halftime and never pulled
Green Bay 100, Belmont 92
Rust College 66 100-46. Next: vs. Santa Clara, Sunday, Dec. 9. Ole Miss went 9-for-12
Idaho 67, North Dakota 54
10. Texas (7-0) did not play. Next: vs. No. players in double figures Sat- within double digits in the
Indiana 68, Northwestern 66 RUST COLLEGE (0-2): Jackson 0-3 2-2 from the field to build a 21-9
Indiana St. 69, Wright St. 63 2, Taylor 4-10 0-0 11, Wade 7-16 4-4 19, Grimes 6 Mississippi State, Sunday.
urday in the Ole Miss men’s second half. JD Williams
Kansas 90, Stanford 84, OT 2-6 4-6 8, Pough 6-12 1-2 18, Gladney 0-1 0-0 11. Tennessee (5-0) did not play. Next: at lead in the first seven min-
Kent St. 78, Norfolk St. 67 0, Ester 0-1 0-0 0, Roberts 2-4 2-4 7, M.Robin- Oklahoma State, Sunday. basketball team’s 83-60 vic- scored 12 points and added a
Loyola of Chicago 73, Ill.-Chicago 64 son 0-0 1-2 1. Totals 21-53 14-20 66. 12. Syracuse (6-2) did not play. Next: vs. utes.
Marquette 83, Kansas St. 71 ALCORN STATE (2-6) Towson, Sunday. tory against to defeat Louisi- team-high six rebounds.
Brewer 1-1 0-0 2, Andrews 3-7 1-2 9, Al- Hinson, a freshman, had
Miami (Ohio) 88, Wilberforce 57
len 3-9 2-2 9, Howard 9-17 0-0 26, Crosby 6-9
13. N.C. State (7-0) did not play. Next: vs.
ana-Monroe at The Pavilion Louisiana-Monroe was
Michigan 76, Purdue 57 Old Dominion, Sunday.
14 points, three rebounds
New Mexico 85, Bradley 75 7-8 22, Johnson 4-9 6-6 15, Smith 0-0 0-0 0,
Wilson 4-5 2-4 10, Givens 0-0 0-0 0, Scott 5-6
14. Iowa (5-2) did not play. Next: vs. at Ole Miss. 20-for-52 (39 percent) from
Ohio 101, Marshall 84 Robert Morris, Sunday.
Blake Hinson scored 17 and three assists in 15 min-
S. Dakota St. 82, N. Iowa 50 0-0 10. Totals 35-63 18-22 103.
15. California (6-0) did not play. Next: vs. the field, including 7-for-21
S. Illinois 82, SIU-Edwardsville 61
SC-Upstate 71, W. Michigan 66
Halftime—Alcorn St. 52-21. 3-Point
Goals—Rust College 10-25 (Pough 5-8, Tay- Cal State Northridge, Sunday.
points for the Rebels (5-2), (33 percent) from 3-point utes in the first half.
16. DePaul (4-3) did not play. Next: vs.
Saint Louis 64, Butler 52 lor 3-8, Roberts 1-1, Wade 1-6, Jackson 0-2),
Alcorn St. 15-37 (Howard 8-16, Crosby 3-5, Temple, Monday. who have won four of their range. The Warhawks were “Hinson had four assists
San Diego St. 75, Illinois St. 65
South Dakota 68, CS Bakersfield 56
Andrews 2-5, Johnson 1-4, Allen 1-5, Scott
0-1, Wilson 0-1). Rebounds—Rust College 27
17. Texas A&M (4-2) did not play. Next: at
Houston, Thursday. last five. Terence Davis had 13-for-19 (68 percent) from and only one turnover all
Toledo 80, Cleveland St. 67
UMKC 90, Purdue Fort Wayne 73
(Pough 5), Alcorn St. 36 (Wilson 8). Assists—
Rust College 17 (Pough 4), Alcorn St. 28 (Cros-
18. South Carolina (4-3) did not play.
15 points and a game-high the free-throw line and were night,” Davis said. “He’s just
Next: vs. No. 4 Baylor, Sunday.
W. Illinois 70, SE Missouri 63
Wichita St. 71, Baylor 63
by 6). Total Fouls—Rust College 17, Alcorn St.
17. A—1,607 (7,000).
19. Arizona State (4-2) beat Louisiana eight rebounds for the Reb- outrebounded 41-24. going to keep getting better.
Tech 80-44. Next: vs. Tulsa, Sunday.
Xavier 73, Oakland 63
SOUTHWEST Friday’s Men’s Major 20. Minnesota (6-0) did not play. Next: vs. els. “We didn’t win the tough- You can’t beat him to the
Arkansas 121, FIU 89
Lamar 75, Rice 68 Scores
Air Force, Sunday.
21. Miami (6-2) did not play. Next: vs. “We’re still a work in prog- ness battle; credit Ole Miss,” gym to work every day.”
Rio Grande 76, Texas-Arlington 65 EAST
Dartmouth 91, Albany (NY) 77
Colorado, Sunday.
ress, but we held a good of- Louisiana-Monroe coach Devontae Shuler matched
Stephen F. Austin 66, Milwaukee 51 22. Marquette (5-1) did not play. Next: vs.
Texas State 69, UTSA 68 Delaware 71, Md.-Eastern Shore 62
Marist 70, LIU Brooklyn 53
Michigan, Sunday. fensive team to 39 percent Keith Richard said. “We had his career high in assists
UALR 79, Sam Houston St. 52
FAR WEST Michigan St. 78, Rutgers 67 23. Iowa State (5-1) did not play. Next: vs.
Arkansas, Sunday. and that’s really good,” Ole some good moments, but (six). He had only one turn-
Cal St.-Fullerton 99, California Lutheran 60 Pittsburgh 74, Duquesne 53
Cincinnati 65, UNLV 61 St. Francis (Pa.) 79, Niagara 75 24. Drake (7-1) did not play. Next: vs.
Clarke, Tuesday.
Miss coach Kermit Davis we didn’t compete nearly over. Bruce Stevens added
Vermont 70, Towson 64
Colorado 86, Colorado St. 80
Fresno St. 76, Cal Poly 67 Wagner 64, American U. 58 25. Kentucky (8-0) did not play. Next: vs. said. “We also had 25 assists enough in 40 minutes. But nine points and even re-
SOUTH Rhode Island, Thursday.
N. Colorado 85, Wyoming 80
East Carolina 83, Appalachian St. 81 on 33 baskets, and that’s ex- this was a good learning ex- bounds off the bench.
Nevada 73, Southern Cal 61 Tulsa 80, Alabama 73
Oregon St. 101, Missouri St. 77
Pepperdine 77, Abilene Christian 62
Morehead St.
Ohio University Chillcothe 50
TULSA (5-3): Lewis 0-2 1-2 1, Polk 7-14 citing. It’s a big goal for us.” perience.” Ole Miss will return to
0-1 14, Bittle 3-6 0-0 8, Brady 10-17 0-0 26,
Santa Clara 81, N. Arizona 74 N. Kentucky 78, UMBC 60
South Carolina 85, Coastal Carolina 79 Gaulden 7-17 3-3 19, Scales 1-4 0-0 2, Butler Travis Munnings led the The Rebels were 33-for-63 action at 7 p.m. Saturday
Seattle 88, E. Washington 68
Utah 69, Tulsa 64 South Florida 73, Colgate 63
1-2 0-0 2, Lescay 1-2 0-0 2, Moutry 1-2 0-0 2,
Rodriguez 2-3 0-0 4, Totals 33-69 4-6 80. Warhawks (3-4) with 17 (52 percent) from the field, as against Illinois State at Red-
Utah Valley 98, Denver 75
Buffalo 96, Milwaukee 77 ALABAMA (5-2): Knight 4-5 0-0 8, Walker points, who trailed 44-31 at Tyree and Hinson combined bird Arena.
The Associated Press Minnesota 83, Oklahoma St. 76 3-4 2-4 9, Barber 2-3 0-0 5, Johnson 3-9 4-4
10, Wade 2-6 0-0 4, Benjamin 3-9 1-2 9, Cope-
Mississippi St. 65, Dayton 58

Abrams’ career day not enough for Tide

Men’s Top 25 Fared Wisconsin 72, Iowa 66 land 3-6 1-2 7, Craig Cruce 1-5 0-0 2, Abrams
Saturday SOUTHWEST 7-11 4-5 19, Berry 0-1 0-0 0, Worth 0-0 0-0 0,
1. Gonzaga (8-0) beat Creighton 103-92. Radford 62, Texas 59 Totals 28-59 12-17 73.
Next: vs. Washington, Wednesday. TCU 89, Cent. Michigan 62 Tulsa 24 17 25 14 — 80
2. Kansas (6-0) beat Stanford 90-84, OT. FAR WEST Alabama 13 19 17 24 —73
Next: vs. Wofford, Tuesday. San Francisco 76, Stephen F. Austin 58 3-Point Goals—Tulsa 10-22 (Bittle 2-5,
3. Duke (7-1) beat Stetson 113-49. Next: Brady 6-10, Gaulden 2-6, Rodriguez 0-1), Al-
vs. Hartford, Wednesday. No. 25 Mississippi St. 65, abama 5-12 (Walker 1-1, Barber 1-1, Johnson From Special Reports
Tulsa 80, Alabama 73
4. Virginia (7-0) did not play. Next: vs.
Morgan State, Monday. Dayton 58 0-2, Benjamin 2-4, Craig Cruce 0-1, Abrams
1-2, Berry 0-1). Assists—Tulsa 19 (Gaulden
5. Nevada (8-0) beat Southern Cal 73-61.
Next: vs. Arizona State, Friday.
2-3 10, Holman 1-5 1-2 3, Peters 2-9 0-0 5,
11), Alabama 12 (Barber 4). Rebounds—Tulsa TEMPE, Ariz. — Freshman Megan
33 (Polk 10), Alabama 37 (Craig Cruce 9). Total
6. Tennessee (5-1) did not play. Next: vs.
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Sunday.
N.Weatherspoon 6-14 0-0 14, Q.Weatherspoon
7-15 5-5 21, Perry 3-5 0-0 7, Feazell 0-0 0-0
Fouls—Tulsa 11, Alabama 14. A—2,026. Abrams had a career-high 19 points Satur- six rebounds.
7. Michigan (8-0) beat No. 19 Purdue 76-
57. Next: at Northwestern, Tuesday.
0, Woodard 0-1 0-0 0, Carter 2-7 0-0 5. Totals Friday’s Women’s Major day, but the Alabama women’s basketball Tulsa led 24-13 edge after the first quarter
25-61 8-10 65.
8. Auburn (6-1) did not play. Next: vs. DAYTON (4-3): Toppin 4-7 0-0 8, Mikesell College Scores team lost to Tulsa 80-73 on Saturday in its and 41-32 at halftime.
UNC Asheville, Tuesday. EAST
9. Michigan State (6-2) did not play. Next:
6-12 0-0 15, Davis 3-6 1-2 7, Landers 2-6 0-0
4, Crutcher 4-10 0-0 11, Cunningham 4-12 2-6 Binghamton 73, Fairleigh Dickinson 54 opening game in the Arizona State Classic. In the third quarter, Tulsa connected on
vs. No. 14 Iowa, Monday.
10. Kentucky (7-1) beat UNC Greensboro
11, Policelli 0-1 0-0 0, Cohill 1-4 0-0 2. Totals
24-58 3-8 58.
Cent. Michigan 82, Iona 39
Hartford 50, William & Mary 45
With the loss, the Crimson Tide falls to eight-straight field goals in a five-minute
78-61. Next: vs. Seton Hall, Saturday.
11. North Carolina (6-2) did not play. Next: Halftime—Dayton 29-26. 3-Point Quinnipiac 72, Harvard 67 5-2, while the Golden Hurricane improve to span to extend the advantage to 66-49 enter-
Goals—Mississippi St. 7-22 (N.Weatherspoon St. Peter’s 69, Wagner 57
vs. UNC Wilmington, Wednesday.
12. Kansas State (6-1) lost to Marquette 2-4, Q.Weatherspoon 2-5, Perry 1-2, Peters SOUTH 5-3. Alabama will take on Louisiana Tech at ing the fourth quarter.
1-4, Carter 1-5, Holman 0-2), Dayton 7-23 Furman 58, UNC-Asheville 47
83-71. Next: at Tulsa, Saturday.
13. Virginia Tech (6-1) beat CCSU 94-40. (Crutcher 3-6, Mikesell 3-8, Cunningham 1-3, Marist 61, Elon 57 12:30 p.m. Sunday to finish out the ASU Clas- Tulsa held the double-digit edge through-
Next: vs. VMI, Wednesday.
14. Iowa (6-1) did not play. Next: at No. 9
Policelli 0-1, Landers 0-1, Cohill 0-2, Davis
0-2). Rebounds—Mississippi St. 41 (Q.Weath-
South Florida 79, New Hampshire 36
Stetson 80, Webber International 52 sic. out the majority of the period before Alabama
Michigan State, Monday. erspoon 12), Dayton 29 (Mikesell, Landers 7).
Assists—Mississippi St. 18 (Peters 8), Dayton
Texas Southern 65, Savannah St. 41
UAB 80, Alcorn St. 53
In her first six games, Abrams was 1-for-19 used a 9-0 to end the game.
15. Florida State (6-1) did not play. Next:
vs. Troy, Monday. 14 (Crutcher 7). Total Fouls—Mississippi St. UCF 75, Chattanooga 37 from the field, but she was 7-for-11 Saturday. Alabama shot 47 percent (28-for-59) from
16. Ohio State (6-1) did not play. Next: vs. 10, Dayton 12. A—13,455 (13,435). Xavier (LA) 59, SE Louisiana 47
Minnesota, Sunday. MIDWEST Junior Cierra Johnson added 10 points, while the field and outscored Tulsa 36-26 in the
17. Texas (5-2) did not play. Next: vs. Southeastern Conference paint.
VCU, Wednesday.
N. Iowa 53, IUPUI 40
junior Jasmine Walker had nine points and
18. Oregon (4-2) at Houston. Next: vs. Men Rio Grande 57, Prairie View 50
Conf. Pct. Overall Pct.

Irish, Huskies set to renew rivalry

Omaha, Saturday. Oklahoma St. 66, Texas State 55
19. Purdue (5-3) lost to No. 7 Michigan Kentucky 0-0 .000 7-1 .875 Texas A&M-CC 64, Louisiana-Lafayette 63
76-57. Next: vs. No. 24 Maryland, Thursday. Auburn 0-0 .000 6-1 .857 FAR WEST
20. Texas Tech (7-0) beat Memphis Mississippi State 0 -0 .000 6-1 .857 CS Northridge 53, Santa Clara 38
78-67. Next: vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Wednes- Tennessee 0-0 .000 5-1 .833 Montana St. 85, Long Beach St. 62
day. Arkansas 0-0 .000 4-1 .800
LSU 0-0 .000 6-2 .750 Washington 69, Seattle 58
21. Buffalo (7-0) beat San Francisco
85-81. Next: vs. Le Moyne, Wednesday. Alabama 0-0 .000 5-2 .714
SEC Women
By DOUG FEINBERG The top-ranked national was a sellout pretty much from
22. Wisconsin (7-1) did not play. Next: vs.
Rutgers, Monday.
Ole Miss 0-0 .000 5-2 .714
Conf. Pct. Overall Pct. The Associated Press champions and No. 2 Huskies the day the tickets went on
Vanderbilt 0-0 .000 5-2 .714
Kentucky 0-0 .000 8-0 1.000
23. Villanova (6-2) beat La Salle 85-76.
Next: vs. Temple, Wednesday.
0-0 .000
0-0 .000
.571 Mississippi State 0-0 .000 7-0 1.000 will play in South Bend, Indi- sale,” McGraw said. “I think
24. Maryland (7-1) beat Penn State South Carolina 0-0 .000 4-3 .571 Tennessee 0-0 .000 5-0 1.000 There’s been no better and ana, on Sunday in the Jimmy our fans are excited about
66-59. Next: at No. 19 Purdue, Thursday.
25. Mississippi State (6-1) did not play.
Texas A&M
0-0 .000
0-0 .000
0-0 .000 5-1
0-0 .000 5-2
more entertaining rivalry in V Classic with the No. 1 rank- the game. I think nationally
Next: vs. McNeese, Tuesday.
Arkansas 0-0 .000 5-2 .714 women’s college basketball in ing on the line. They’ve played it’s one of the best rivalries in
No. 1 Gonzaga 103, Thursday, Nov. 29
UCF 70, Aloabama 64
Missouri 0-0 .000 5-2 .714
the past decade than the one
Creighton 92 Friday, Nov. 30
LSU 0-0 .000 4-2 .667 evenly over the past eight sea- women’s basketball, so I think
GONZAGA (8-0): Hachimura 9-14 3-4 22, South Carolina 85, Coastal Carolina 79 Texas A&M
0-0 .000 4-2
0-0 .000 4-3
between Notre Dame and Con- sons, splitting their 16 games. people will be tuning in to see
Mississippi State 65, Dayton 58
Clarke 9-12 9-11 27, Kispert 3-8 0-0 8, Norvell
9-21 4-5 28, Perkins 4-10 4-4 13, Petrusev 0-1 Saturday’s Games South Carolina 0-0 .000 4-3 .571 necticut. “When you play each oth- what happens here. It’s a great
Kentucky 78, UNC Greensboro 61 Vanderbilt 0-0 .000 3-4 .429
2-2 2, Jones 1-1 0-1 3, Foster 0-0 0-0 0. Totals
35-67 22-27 103. Ole Miss 83, Louisiana-Monroe 60 Ole Miss 0-0 .000 3-5 .375 From Breanna Stewart’s er in December it’s more of a, rivalry — we really enjoy it.”
CREIGHTON (6-2): Krampelj 4-7 2-3 10,
Alexander 11-22 0-0 27, Ballock 3-11 0-0 9,
North Carolina State 80, Vanderbilt 65
LSU 78, Grambling 57
Florida 0-0 .000 0-6 .000
dominance of the Irish in the we’re going all the way over The Irish return nearly the
Mintz 3-9 0-0 7, Jefferson 5-10 4-6 15, Froling
2-5 0-1 5, Epperson 4-4 0-0 8, Joseph 1-1 0-0
FIU at Arkansas, late
Today’s Games
Thursday, Nov. 29 Final Four while UConn won there and they are going all the entire team from last season
Lamar 74, Texas A&M 68
2, Cashaw 1-2 0-0 3, Zegarowski 2-3 0-0 6. Texas A&M-C.C. at Tennessee, 11 a.m. Kansas 68, LSU 61 four straight national cham- way over here and we happen that won the school’s second
Totals 36-74 6-10 92. (SEC Network)
Halftime—Creighton 48-41. 3-Point UCF at Missouri, 2 p.m. (ESPNU) TCU 55, Ole Miss 55
Friday, Nov. 30
pionships to Arike Ogunbow- to be passing each other on title. They also have Brianna
Goals—Gonzaga 11-29 (Norvell 6-17, Kispert Monday’s Games
2-4, Jones 1-1, Hachimura 1-2, Perkins 1-4, Texas Southern at Georgia, 6 p.m. No games scheduled ale’s last-second shot in over- the street corner,” Auriemma Turner back after she sat out
Petrusev 0-1), Creighton 14-34 (Alexander Saturday’s Game
5-13, Ballock 3-10, Zegarowski 2-2, Cashaw
Northwestern State at Texas A&M, 7 p.m.
(SEC Network) Tulsa 80, Alabama 73 time of the national semifinals quipped after a win over De- last season with an ACL injury.
1-1, Froling 1-2, Jefferson 1-3, Mintz 1-3).
Fouled Out—Krampelj. Rebounds—Gonzaga
Tuesday’s Games
Georgia State at Alabama, 7 p.m.
Today’s Games
Texas Tech at Florida, 1 p.m. (SEC Network)
last season that beat the Hus- Paul on Wednesday. “Some- “This is a great opportunity
39 (Hachimura 11), Creighton 31 (Jefferson 9).
Assists—Gonzaga 18 (Perkins 13), Creighton
UT Arington at Missouri, 7 p.m.
McNeese at Mississippi State, 7 p.m.
Charleston Southern at Georgia, 1 p.m. kies, these storied programs body’s going to say something for women’s college basket-
Mississippi State at Texas, 1 p.m.
15 (Alexander 5). Total Fouls—Gonzaga 13,
Creighton 20. A—18,759 (18,320).
UNC Asheville at Auburn, 7 p.m. Vanderbilt at Kansas State, 1 p.m. have gone toe-to-toe on the and somebody is going to say ball,” Turner said. “I think a lot
(SEC Network)
No. 10 Kentucky 78, Florida vs. West Virginia, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Jacksonville State at Ole Miss, 2 p.m.
Arkansas at Iowa State, 2 p.m.
game’s biggest stage. something, then we’re going of people are going to tune in.”
Wednesday’s Games
UNC-Greensboro 61 Middle Tennessee at Vanderbilt, 6:30 p.m. Oklahoma at Auburn, 3 p.m. (SEC Network) Their history goes back to slap each other around a The Huskies lost three ma-
Tennessee at Oklahoma State, 3 p.m.
UNC-GREENSBORO (7-2): Dickey 2-6
0-2 4, Galloway 2-6 0-0 5, Troy 4-13 0-0 9,
(SEC Network)
South Carolina at Wyoming, 8 p.m. Missouri at West Virginia, 4 p.m. even further. Even as Pat little bit and then go home and jor components from last sea-
Alonso 6-12 5-7 22, Massey 0-7 0-0 0, Hamilton
3-3 1-1 7, Abdulsalam 1-2 0-0 2, Allegri 0-1 0-0
Arkansas at Colorado State, 9 p.m.
(CBS Sports Network)
Baylor at South Carolina, 6 p.m. (ESPN2)
Monday’s Games
Summitt and Tennessee were then say, ‘See you in March.’ son’s team that was undefeated
0, Hunter 0-1 0-0 0, Miller 6-16 0-0 12. Totals Thursday’s Games
No games scheduled
No games scheduled playing the main foil to Geno We know they’re out there and until losing to the Irish in the
24-67 6-10 61. Tuesday’s Games
KENTUCKY (7-1): Johnson 4-7 4-6 13, Friday’s Game Furman at Georgia, 6 p.m. Auriemma’s Huskies in the they know we’re out there and semis. It was the third time in
Travis 8-16 5-6 22, Washington 4-9 0-1 9, Oral Roberts at Missouri, 6 p.m. (SEC Network)
Quickley 0-2 1-2 1, Herro 6-12 4-6 18, Richards Saturday, Dec. 8
Tennessee Tech at Arkansas, 7 p.m.
Wednesday’s Games
late 1990s and early 2000s, then it just becomes for a cou- the last eight years that Notre
0-0 0-0 0, Montgomery 4-6 0-0 8, Green 1-3 South Carolina at Michigan, 11 a.m. (FS1)
0-0 2, Hagans 1-3 3-3 5. Totals 28-58 17-24 78. Michigan State at Florida, 11 a.m. (WCBI) South Alabama at Alabama, 11:30 a.m. Muffet McGraw’s Irish were ple days, big. Then after that it Dame ended UConn’s season
Stetson at Tennessee, 6 p.m.
3-Point Goals—UNC-Greensboro 7-20 (Alonso
40-37. Kentucky vs. Seton Hall, 11 a.m. (WLOV)
Western Kentucky at Arkansas, 2:30 p.m. Bethune-Cookman at Florida, 6 p.m. right there, too, playing memo- goes away.” in the Final Four.
5-7, Troy 1-3, Galloway 1-3, Allegri 0-1, Hunter
0-1, Miller 0-1, Massey 0-4), Kentucky 5-12
(SEC Network)
Mississippi State vs. Clemson, 3 p.m. (ESPN2)
Appalachian State at South Carolina, 6 p.m.
Thursday’s Games
rable games with their former The game Sunday, which “We lost two of our starters
(Herro 2-6, Johnson 1-1, Travis 1-1, Washing-
ton 1-1, Green 0-1, Quickley 0-2). Fouled Out—
Boston College at Texas A&M, 5 p.m.
(SEC Network)
Rhode Island at Kentucky, TBD Big East rival. Who could for- is the 58th meeting between and they kept all of their start-
Texas A&M at Houston, 6 p.m. (ESPN2)
Dickey, Hamilton. Rebounds—UNC-Greens-
boro 27 (Galloway 7), Kentucky 44 (Travis 12).
Ole Miss at Illinois State, 7 p.m. Auburn at Saint Joseph’s 6 p.m. get the Irish knocking UConn the top two teams in the AP ers and added another big per-
Dayton at Auburn, 7:30 p.m. (SEC Network)
Assists—UNC-Greensboro 7 (Troy, Alonso, Sunday, Dec. 9
Vanderbilt at Ball State, 6 p.m.
Marquette at Mississippi State, 7 p.m.
out of the Final Four in 2001? poll, has long been sold out. son. So, it’s going to be a dog
Miller 2), Kentucky 12 (Hagans 3). Total Arizona at Alabama, Noon (ESPN)
Fouls—UNC-Greensboro 17, Kentucky 15. Incarnate Word at LSU, 1 p.m. (SEC Network) UMKC at Missouri, 7 p.m. That came weeks after UConn The last 1 vs. 2 matchup was fight, we know that,” UConn
Technicals—Massey. A—21,853 (23,500). Friday’s Games
Tennessee vs. Gonzaga, 2 p.m. (ESPN)
No games scheduled great Sue Bird hit a shot at the also UConn and Notre Dame senior Napheesa Collier said.
No. 20 Texas Tech 78, Saturday’s Women’s Major Saturday, Dec. 8 buzzer in the Big East tourna- in 2016 in South Bend. That “We’re always the ones people
Memphis 67 Scores Arkansas at Abilene Christian, 1 p.m.
Tulane at Alabama, 2 p.m. ment title game to lift UConn was after UConn lost its Big 3 are shooting at, so I don’t feel
TEXAS TECH (7-0): Owens 5-6 3-3 13, Savannah State at Ole Miss, 2 p.m.
Odiase 1-1 0-0 2, Mooney 2-7 4-6 8, Culver
Brown 84, Bryant 68
Buffalo 82, CCSU 69 Central Arkansas at Texas A&M, 2 p.m. to that championship. of Stewart, Morgan Tuck and any less than before. We’re
6-15 7-10 20, Moretti 2-6 0-0 4, Ondigo 0-1
0-1 0, Corprew 4-5 4-6 12, Mballa 0-0 0-0 0,
FAU 70, Siena 66
Fordham 65, Manhattan 61
Sunday, Dec. 9
Tennessee at Texas, Noon (ESPN2)
This meeting has a differ- Moriah Jefferson and the Hus- not the underdog, but people
Edwards 3-6 2-2 9, Francis 3-6 2-2 10. Totals
26-53 22-30 78.
Howard 68, Niagara 61 Florida A&M at Florida, 1 p.m. ent feel: The Irish are the clear kies were also expected to lose are always rooting against
Lafayette 67, Albany (NY) 66 Kentucky at Louisville, 1 p.m.
MEMPHIS (3-4): Parks 3-5 0-0 6, Martin
2-12 3-4 7, Lomax 2-8 3-4 7, Harris 6-14 2-2 17, Mount St. Mary’s 77, Loyola (Md.) 67 (ACC Network Extra) favorites. Something that rare- to the Irish. They came away us and nothing’s different for
Thornton 1-6 1-2 3, Maurice 1-3 4-4 6, Daven-
port 5-10 3-9 13, Brewton 3-7 2-3 8, Jones 0-1
Rhode Island 72, Providence 65
Stony Brook 63, Cornell 61
South Carolina at Duke, 1 p.m.
(ACC Network Extra)
ly has been the case in the past with a 11-point win. this game, so nothing has
0-0 0. Totals 23-66 18-28 67. Youngstown St. 62, Canisius 36 Missouri at Saint Louis, 5 p.m. two decades. “I’m excited it’s a sellout. It changed.”
4B SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2018 The Dispatch • www.cdispatch.com


Hamilton, Garcia,
Schoop cut loose;
Cubs keep SS Russell
By RONALD BLUM munity and the less fortu-
The Associated Press nate. While there is a lot of
work ahead for me to earn
NEW YORK — Speedy back the trust of the Cubs
outfielder Billy Hamil- fans, my teammates, and
ton and 2017 All-Stars the entire organization,
Avisail Garcia and Jona- it’s work that I am 110 per-
than Schoop became free cent committed to doing.”
agents Friday when they Teams had a Friday
were among 43 players evening deadline to of-
cut loose by teams that fer contracts to unsigned
failed to offer 2019 con- players on their 40-man
Mississippi University for Women Athletic Media Relations
tracts, but the Chicago rosters, the last chance to
ABOVE, BELOW: Renderings of the outside and the inside of Owls Park, the baseball stadium designed by Pryor- Cubs hung onto shortstop
in effect release salary ar-
Morrow, of Columbus, that the Mississippi University for Women has started to raise funds to build. The stadium Addison Russell despite
bitration-eligible players
will be located to the south of Pohl Gymnasium. his 40-game domestic vio-
at no cost.
lence suspension that ex-

The W’s dreams include baseball on campus

The 28-year-old Hamil-
tends until May.
ton hit .236 with four hom-
Cubs president of pres-
ers and 29 RBIs this year
ident of baseball opera-
for last-place Cincinnati as
By Adam Minichino tions Theo Epstein called
his stolen bases dropped
aminichino@cdispatch.com the decision a procedural
to 34, and the Reds did
step and said it “does not
not want to pay the raise
Two years ago, Jason represent the finish line
he would get in arbitration
Trufant had a vision for nor rubber-stamp his fu-
from his $4.6 million sal-
the Mississippi Universi- ture” with them.
ary. He swiped 56 bases
ty for Women’s return to “It does however re-
flect our support for him and in 2014 and increased
intercollegiate athletics. his total by one annually
Trufant, who was hired as long as he continues
to make progress and in each of the next three
as the school’s director of seasons.
athletics, talked to groups demonstrates his commit-
ment to these important Garcia was limited to
in the Golden Triangle to 93 games last season for
increase awareness about issues,” Epstein added.
Russell accepted the the White Sox because
the revival of women’s of discomfort in his right
sports and the addition to suspension following al-
legations made by his knee that led to surgery in
men’s sports to the four- October, and his batting
year school in Columbus. ex-wife Melisa Reidy.
Though Russell has de- average dropped from
He discovered a fertile .330 to .236, too much of a
ground for growth in a nied the allegations, he
apologized to Reidy and decline for Chicago given
community ripe with ath- the $6.7 million he won at
his family for “my past be-
letic tradition in numer- a salary arbitration hear-
ous sports. ing last February.
“Since accepting my
Trufant also realized Schoop spent his entire
suspension, I’ve had time
baseball is one of the career with Baltimore be-
to reflect on my past be-
most popular sports in fore Milwaukee acquired
havior and think about the
the Golden Triangle. He the second baseman at
next steps I need to take
hopes the next step in the July 31 trade deadline
to grow as a person,” Rus-
The W’s evolution taps sell said in a statement is- for second baseman Jon-
into that popularity and sued by the Cubs. athan Villar and a pair of
helps it build its fledgling Russell said he will prospects. Schoop hit .202
baseball program. meet regularly with ex- with four homers and 21
On Wednesday, two perts and counselors man- RBIs in 46 games for the
years after one of his dated by his treatment Brewers, then was 0 for
initial speaking engage- plan. He said he also plans 8 in the postseason. He
ments at the Kiwanis to keep working with his made $8.5 million.
Club, Trufant was back to own therapist, whom he “We looked at what
show off designs for con- has been seeing several was a best-educated pre-
struction of a baseball sta- south of Pohl Gymnasi- ing, a press box, a brick right for the student-ath- times a week the past two diction of what we could
dium on The W’s campus. um. It will feature an arti- entrance way and sur- letes and the campus,” months. expect going forward and
“With the focus of the ficial turf playing surface, rounding brick pillars, Trufant said. He also hopes to work the potential price tag for
project being private do- LED stadium lights, seat- and parking will high- Trufant praised Mike with non-profit groups in that, then compared that
nations, it is really sky’s ing for 500 behind home light phase two. The final Taylor and PryorMorrow his hometown of Pensaco- to some of our internal al-
the limit to how fast you plate, and a press box. A phase will add and cover for their help in develop- la, Florida, as well as Chi- ternatives and what is po-
want to go,” Trufant said. 20-foot outfield fence will seating as well as add a ing a vision for the venue, cago and Arizona. tentially available exter-
“The main focus is the enclose the playing sur- main concourse, bath- which he hopes will be “I am just in the early nally and we decided to go
field. Once you get the face and help the facility rooms, and concession to one the community and stages of this process,” in this direction,” Brewers
field and fencing in, you fit nicely in between Pohl the grandstand. people throughout the Russell said. “It is work general manager David
just go. I think that’s im- Gymnasium and Garrett Trufant said other ame- state will be able to use. that goes far beyond be- Stearns said. “Look, it was
portant to have some- Tennis Court. nities could be included to “When people see what ing a baseball player. It a bad deal, and that’s on
thing physically on the Trufant said the first complete the project. the purpose of the facility goes to my core values me. We made a trade for
ground to build around.” phase of the estimated “I am excited to see is, I think they will under- of being the best family a player we thought was
Designed by Pryor- $5 million complex will how quickly and how pro- stand what the end result man, partner, and team- going to be here for basi-
Morrow, of Columbus, be the field, bullpens, ductively we can put this needs to be,” Trufant said. mate that I can be, and cally a year and a half, and
Owls Park will be located dugouts, and lights. Seat- together and do what is See DREAMS, 8B giving back to the com- I was wrong.”

Caledonia High’s Blakney will continue to grow at Northwest Mississippi C.C.
By Adam Minichino options at the school, and the way you want some-
aminichino@cdispatch.com sorted through his schol- one to progress from a
arship offers. He said he sophomore to a senior,”
CALEDONIA — No- isn’t sure what major he Alexander said.
lan Blakney has found a will pick next year, but he Alexander said Blak-
home as a defender. said he is looking forward ney also has become a
Blakney started his to continuing his matura- more patient player and
soccer career as an at- tion as a soccer player for has learned how to con-
tacking player, but when as long as his career goes. tain attacking players
he was 12 he said one of Caledonia coach Louis and has a great sense of
his coaches moved him to Alexander is in his third timing when it comes
defender. Blakney said he season coaching Blakney. to pouncing on a bad
didn’t take to the position He said Blakney played touch. Being the last line
change immediately but as a right back as a soph- of defense in front of the
that it grew on him and omore and followed a goalkeeper, the ability to
he eventually changed his natural progression that make decisions in a split
thinking. enabled him to move to second is an essential in-
Today, it’s to the point center back. gredient.
Blakney doesn’t hesitate “The main thing that Blakney said he used
to say, ‘I love defending. has impressed me with to go for immediate grat-
Other people wanted to Nolan is his consistency,” ification when he lost
go score goals, but I think Alexander said. “When possession of the ball, so
it is just the spot for me.” something goes well, his development is a re-
On Friday, Blakney se- he doesn’t get too high. flection of how much he
cured the next step in his Adam Minichino/Dispatch Staff When something doesn’t has grown mentally and
development as a defend- Caledonia High School senior Nolan Blakney poses for a picture Friday morning go the way we would like physically. He is excited
er when he celebrated his during a signing ceremony to celebrate his decision to play soccer at Northwest it, he doesn’t get too low. to take the next step in
decision to play soccer at Mississippi Community College in Senatobia. Standing, from left: Caledonia High He is very reliable. He is that journey at Northwest
Northwest Mississippi soccer coach Louis Alexander; Blakney’s father, Joey; Blakney’s mother, Anita; and
not going to do something Mississippi C.C.
brother, Andy.
Community College in wrong by trying to do too “I had to disciplined
Senatobia. I guess one of my coaches Last season, Nolan’s to 2012. In 2016, Cooper much. He kind of anchors with it,” said Blakney,
Blakney said he signed saw I would be great with brother, Andy, who also is Weseli, Will Jones, Chan- us back there.” who started playing soc-
the National Letter of In- defense. I don’t know. I a defender, was a member dler Lester, James Long- Alexander feels Blakney cer when he was 4 years
tent last week. He said just fell in love with it.” of the Northwest Missis- mire, and Robert Mims will be an “asset” to North- old. “I had to learn the
he waited until Friday Blakney’s decision will sippi C.C. men’s soccer were Rangers. west Mississippi C.C. be- game is not all about scor-
to make sure everyone keep the pipeline from team. Former Caledonia Nolan Blakney is eager cause he has improved as a ing goals. Me defending
could attend the signing Caledonia High to North- High players Quaid Phil- to follow in that tradition. player. A year ago, Blakney is helping other people
ceremony. west Mississippi C.C. open lips and Daniel Longmire He said his brother told was the Confederates’ de- win the game and score
“I was always an ag- for coach Mark Hogan, also were on the roster. him he thought North- fensive player of the year. goals. Defending is an im-
gressive player on the who led the team to a 2-10- A former Caledonia west Mississippi C.C. was Alexander said Blakney portant part of the game,
field,” Blakney said. “If 1 finish (1-6-1 Mississippi High player has been on the best fit for him. No- has learned how to be a and I am proud to do it.”
someone stole the ball Association of Community the Northwest Mississip- lan said he agreed after better communicator and Follow Dispatch sports
away from me I was al- and Junior Colleges) in his pi C.C. roster every year he visited the campus, organizer. editor Adam Minichino on
ways going to get it back. first season. except 2014 dating back considered his academic “He has progressed Twitter @ctsportseditor
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briefly CALENDAR Baseball Class 3A — Semifinal

Flomaton 34, Providence Christian 33
Piedmont 26, Randolph County 21
Today’s Game
Free Agent Signings Class 2A — Semifinals North Carolina vs. Florida State, Noon

Local Prep Basketball

NEW YORK — The 14 free agents who have
signed, with name, position, former club if dif-
ferent, and contract. The contract information
Fyffe 49, Aliceville 8
Luverne 30, Highland Home 12
Class 1A — Semifinal2 Transactions
Starkville High School boys basketball team wins Monday’s Games was obtained by The Associated Press from
player and management sources. For players
Linden 16, Maplesville 8
Mars Hill Bible 20, Pickens County 12
Saturday’s Moves
OKOLONA — Tyler Talley had 28 points Saturday to lead the Aberdeen at Baldwyn with minor league contracts, letter agreements

American League
Starkville High School boys basketball team to a 71-59 victory against Winona Christian at Heritage Academy for major league contracts are in parentheses: CLEVELAND INDIANS — Signed RHP
Okolona in the Bobby Ford Classic. Calhoun Academy at Oak Hill Academy James Hoyt, LHP Josh Smith and OF Trayce
Ed’Zerick Cook had 18 points and Forte Prater had 11 for the
BOSTON (1) — Re-signed Steve Pearce, 1b-of,
to a $6.25 million, one-year contract. Australian Thompson to minor league contracts.
Tuesday’s Games NEW YORK (2) — Re-signed Brett Gardner, of, PGA Championship
Yellow Jackets. to a $7.5 million, one-year contract; re-signed
Burch Smith outright to Omaha (PCL).
New Hope at Caledonia CC Sabathia, lhp, to an $8 million, one-year Saturday OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Traded RHP Wilkin
At RACV Royal Pines Resort Ramos to Pittsburgh to complete an earlier
Columbus at Saltillo contract.
Gold Coast, Australia trade.
Pickens Academy girls basketball team wins West Point at Noxubee County
TEXAS (2) — Signed Jeff Mathis, c, Arizona,
to a $6.25 million, two-year contract; signed Purse: $1.5 million TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Assigned RHP Mark
Leiter Jr. outright to Buffalo (IL).
GREENSBORO, Ala. — Audrey Fondren had 12 points to lead Heritage Academy at Hamilton Jesse Chavez, rhp, Chicago Cubs, to an $8 Yardage: 7,346; Par: 72
National League
million, two-year contract. Third Round
the Pickens Academy girls basketball team to a 34-18 victory against Hebron Christian at Oak Hill Academy NATIONAL LEAGUE Cameron Smith, Australia 70-65-67—202
Alex McRae outright to Indianapolis (IL).
Patrician Academy in the Southern Academy tournament. ATLANTA (2) — Signed Brian McCann, c, Marc Leishman, Australia 68-68-69—205
Leake Academy at Starkville Academy Houston, to a $2 million, one-year contract; Matthew Millar, Australia 72-70-67—209
Fondren was named to the all-tournament team for the Lady National Basketball Association
Pirates (2-1). Shelby Lowe had eight points and 13 rebounds. Marshall Academy at Columbus Christian signed Josh Donaldson, 3b, Cleveland, to a
$23 million, one-year contract,
Harold Varner III, United States 69-69-71—209 DETROIT PISTONS — Recalled G Luke
Braden Becker, Australia 70-73-67—210 Kennard from Grand Rapids (NBAGL).
Pickens Academy will play Monday night at Marengo Academy. Thursday’s Games LOS ANGELES (3) — Re-signed David Freese, Ben Eccles, Australia 70-71-69—210 FOOTBALL
1b-3b, to a $4.5 million, one-year contract;
Starkville Academy at Columbus Christian re-signed Clayton Kershaw, lhp, to a $93 Matt Jager, Australia 66-71-73—210 National Football League
Nick Flanagan, Australia 69-73-69—211
Friday’s Games million, three-year contract; announced
Mississippi State New Hope at Shannon
Hyun-Jin Ryu, lhp, accepted $17.9 million
qualifying offer.
Jae-woong Eom, South Korea 67-74-70—211
Mathew Goggin, Australia 68-72-71—211
Da’Mari Scott. Signed OL Kyle Kalis from the
practice squad.
Dimitrios Papadatos, Australia 67-70-74—211
Maroon wins intrasquad meet after big day on track Starkville High at Noxubee County
ST. LOUIS (1) — Re-signed Adam Wainwright,
rhp, to a $2 million, one-year contract. Jake McLeod, Australia 66-70-75—211
Daniels and WR Trevor Davis on injured
reserve. Activated WR Jake Kumerow from
STARKVILLE — The Maroon team delivered big performances Neshoba Central at West Point PITTSBURGH (2) — Re-signed Jung Ho Kang, Matthew Stieger, Australia 74-69-69—212 injured reserve. Signed FB Danny Vitale from
inf, to a $3 million, one-year contract; signed Rhein Gibson, Australia 72-70-70—212
on the track Saturday to win the Mississippi State track and field team’s Aberdeen at Amory Lonnie Chisenhall, of, Cleveland, to a $2.75 Troy Merritt, Unites States 71-71-70—212
the practice squad.
preseason intrasquad meet. Heritage Academy Shootout
million, one-year contract. David McKenzie, Australia 73-69-70—212 Kirkland. Activated DT Justin Ellis from injured
WASHINGTON (1) — Signed Kurt Suzuki, c, Nick Taylor, Canada 74-68-70—212
The Maroon team earned big points in the women’s 60-meter reserve.
Oak Hill Academy at Winston Academy Atlanta, to a $10 million, two-year contract. Aaron Cockerill, Canada 72-69-71—212 TENNESSEE TITANS — Waived CB Kenneth
hurdles and 60, men’s 1.000 and women’s 300 to edge the Gray team
108-96. The White team finished with 85 points on the weekend.
Columbus Christian at Pickens Academy Remaining Free Agents Andrew Johnston, England 70-69-73—212
Tim Stewart, Australia 70-74-69—213
Durden. Signed DB Joshua Kalu from the
practice squad.
NEW YORK — The 150 remaining free agents
“Congratulations to the Maroon team for pulling out the win today,” Saturday’s Games (q-rejected $17.9 million qualifying offer): Darren Beck, Australia 73-71-69—213 HOCKEY
National Hockey League
Daniel Gale, Australia 70-74-69—213
interim head coach Chris Woods said. “I am so pleased with how Starkville at Columbus AMERICAN LEAGUE
BALTIMORE (2) — Adam Jones, of; Colby Ryan Fox, New Zealand 69-75-69—213 CAROLINA HURRICANES — Reassigned D
Jake Bean to Charlotte (AHL) and G Callum
everyone competed this weekend. This weekend was about practicing Heritage Academy Shootout Rasmus, of. Craig Ross, Scotland 71-72-70—213 Booth from Charlotte to Reading (ECHL).
BOSTON (6) — Nathan Eovaldi, rhp; Joe Daniel Fox, Australia 73-69-71—213
winning, and I liked our championship mentality in this event. I can’t wait Activated D Haydn Fleury and Brett Pesce from
to get our indoor season started and to see us keep up the momentum Prep Soccer Kelly, rhp; q-Craig Kimbrel, rhp; Ian Kinsler, 2b;
Brandon Phillips, 2b; Drew Pomeranz, lhp.
CHICAGO (4) — Jeanmar Gomez, rhp; Miguel
Harrison Endycott, Australia 70-72-71—213
Peter Senior, Australia 72-70-71—213
injured reserve.
from this weekend. I want to thank all of those who traveled from near Monday’s Match Gonzalez, rhp; Hector Santiago, lhp; James
Tom Murray, England
Sam Brazel, Australia
Anderson from Utah (ECHL) to Colorado (AHL).
and far to come out and watch us compete today. I also want to thank all Columbus Christian at Starkville Academy, 5 p.m. Shields, rhp.
CLEVELAND (9) — Cody Allen, rhp; Michael
Robert Allenby, Australia 70-70-73—213 Steven Santini from injured reserve. Assigned F
of our support staff for all of their hard work in helping make this event Tuesday’s Matches Brantley, of; Melky Cabrera; of; Rajai Davis, of; Christopher Wood, Australia 71-66-76—213 Michael McLeod to Binghamton (AHL).
Ross McGowan, England 71-73-70—214 TORONTO MAPLES — Signed F William
such a tremendous success.” Tupelo at Columbus, 5 p.m. Brandon Guyer, of; Andrew Miller, lhp; Oliver
Alexander Knappe, Germany 70-74-70—214 Nylander to a six-year contract.
Perez, lhp; Adam Rosales, inf; Josh Tomlin, LACROSSE
Tiffany Flynn led the charge for Maroon on Saturday, tallying 10 Starkville at Caledonia, 5 p.m. rhp. James Morrison, England 69-75-70—214
Jonathan Thomson, England 72-71-71—214 National Lacrosse League
points by winning the 60 and 60 hurdles. She finished the weekend DETROIT (4) — Jose Iglesias, ss; BUFFALO BANDITS — Signed T Mark
with 18 points. In addition to Flynn’s victories, the Maroon squad posted
West Point at New Hope, 5 p.m. Francisco Liriano, lhp; Victor Martinez, dh; Jarrod Rod Pampling, Australia 74-69-71—214
Steenhuis to a one-year contract.
Saltalamacchia, c. Douglas Klein, Australia 68-74-72—214
triumphs in the women’s 10-mile road race, men’s 60, women’s and Jackson Prep at Starkville Academy, 5 p.m. HOUSTON (6) — Evan Gattis, of; Marwin Jarryd Felton, Australia 69-73-72—214
TEXAS TECH — Named Matt Wells football
men’s 1,000, women’s 600, women’s 300, and the women’s distance MSMS at Southeast Lauderdale, 5:30 p.m. Gonzalez, inf-of; q-Dallas Keuchel, lhp; Martin
Maldonado, c; Charlie Morton, rhp; Tony Sipp,
Anthony Quayle, Australia 70-69-75—214 coach.
Zach Murray, Australia 70-74-71—215
medley relay. Lamar School at Heritage Academy, 5:30 p.m. lhp. Sean Crocker, United States 73-71-71—215 Friday’s Moves
KANSAS CITY (2) — Alcides Escobar, ss;
Gray’s production was split among several athletes, with Katherine Thursday’s Matches Jason Hammel, rhp.
Terry Pilkadaris, Australia 69-74-72—215 BASEBALL
American League
Simon Hawkes, Australia 70-73-72—215
Badham, Charles Brockman III, Caden Foos and Daniel Nixon earned Starkville Academy at Heritage Academy, 5 p.m. LOS ANGELES (6) — Jim Johnson, rhp;
Garrett Richards, rhp; Blake Wood, rhp; Junichi Gareth Paddison, New Zealand 70-72-73—215 BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Failed to tender
five points. The Gray team also closed out the day by winning the men’s MSMS at Kosciusko, 5:30 p.m. Tazawa, rhp; Chris Young, of; Eric Young Jr., of, Jason Scrivener, Australia 68-73-74—215 2019 contracts to INF Tim Beckham and C
Oliver Farr, Wales 71-69-75—215 Caleb Joseph.
distance medley relay. Friday’s Matches MINNESOTA (6) — Matt Belisle, rhp; Logan
Hughes Joannes, Belgium 72-72-72—216 BOSTON RED SOX — Agreed to terms with
Forsythe, 2b; Chris Gimenez, c; Joe Mauer, 1b;
Cameron Crump and JT Mackay scored five points for the White Indianola Academy at Columbus Christian, 4 p.m. Logan Morrison, 1b; Ervin Santana, rhp, Alex Edge, Australia 73-70-73—216 RHP Tyler Thornburg on a one-year contract.
CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Agreed to terms with
team. Crump won the men’s 300, while Mackay opened up the day with NEW YORK (7) — Zach Britton, lhp; J.A. Happ, Ricardo Gouveia, Portugal 69-74-73—216
Louisville at Caledonia, 5 p.m. lhp; Adeiny Hechavarria, ss; Lance Lynn, rhp; Renato Paratore, Italy 73-70-73—216 OF Leury Garcia on a one-year contract.
a victory in the men’s 10-mile road race. The White squad also won the Andrew McCutchen, of; David Robertson, rhp; Josh Geary, New Zealand 72-71-73—216 CLEVELAND INDIANS — Failed to tender a
final event of the day, capturing the mixed 4x400 relay. Kosciusko at New Hope, 5 p.m. Neil Walker, inf. Daan Huizing, Netherlands 73-69-74—216
2019 contract to RHP James Hoyt. Agreed
to terms with RHP Danny Salazar, RHP
n On Friday, the Gray team scored 42 points in the field events. Starkville at Madison Central, 5:30 p.m. OAKLAND (8) — Brett Anderson, lhp; Trevor
Cahill, rhp; Jeurys Familia, rhp; Edwin Jackson,
Jordan Zunic, Australia 70-72-74—216 Nick Goody, RHP Neil Ramirez and INF Eric
Damien Jordan, Australia 69-73-74—216
The White team scored 32, while the Maroon squad had 30. Saturday’s Matches rhp; Matt Joyce, of; Shawn Kelley, rhp; Jed
David Bransdon, Australia 71-68-77—216
Stamets on one-year contracts.
Lowrie, 2b; Jonathan Lucroy, c. DETROIT TIGERS — Failed to tender a 2019
Gralyn Jones led the Gray team on the men’s side with 10 points Oxford at Columbus, 11:30 a.m. SEATTLE (8) — Gordon Beckham, 2b; Nelson Max McCardle, Australia 76-68-73—217 contract to C James McCann and RHP Alex
Cruz, dh; Zach Duke, lhp; Cameron Maybin, Matthew Griffin, Australia 72-71-74—217
combined across the high, long and triple jumps, while Alicia Viveros New Hope at Corinth, 5 p.m. Aaron Wilkin, Australia 73-69-75—217
of; David Phelps, rhp; Andrew Romine, inf-of; HOUSTON ASTROS — Failed to tender a 2019
earned seven combined in the weight throw and shot put. Reigning Denard Span, of; Adam Warren, rhp. Gaganjeet Bhullar, India 69-70-78—217 contract to C Chris Herrmann.
NCAA javelin champion Anderson Peters also tallied six points in the Men’s College Basketball TAMPA BAY (2) — Carlos Gomez, of; Sergio
Romo, rhp.
Jack Munro, Australia
Ryan Evans, England
KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Failed to tender
2019 contracts to RHP Jason Adam, 1B Samir
throwing events. Today’s Games TEXAS (8) — Tony Barnette, rhp; Adrian Beltre, Ashley Hall, Australia 70-74-74—218 Dueñez, RHP Andres Machado and OF Bubba
White earned a quick early lead with 12 total points in the high jump 3b; Robinson Chirinos, c; Bartolo Colon, rhp; Blake Proverbs, Australia 71-72-75—218
Rust College at Southern Mississippi, 2 p.m. Doug Fister, rhp; Yovani Gallardo, rhp; c; Matt Austin Connelly, Canada 72-71-75—218
LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Failed to tender
propelled by first-place finishes from Logan Boss and Reggie Miller, but Tuesday’s Games Moore, lhp; Martin Perez, lhp. Michael Wright, Australia 72-70-76—218 2019 contracts to RHP Blake Parker and RHP
Gray battled back strongly after that to take the lead and finish the first TORONTO (2) —Tyler Clippard, rhp; Marco Frazer Droop, Australia 73-69-76—218 Matt Shoemaker.
McNeese at Mississippi State, 7 p.m. Estrada, rhp, MINNESOTA TWINS — Agreed to terms
day on top of the team standings. NATIONAL LEAGUE Stephen Allan, Australia 70-73-77—220
Thrower Jeremiah Pierce notched 10 points for the Maroon squad, Georgia State at Alabama, 7 p.m. ARIZONA (9) — Clay Buchholz, rhp; Paul Hayden, Australia 72-67-81—220 with 1B C.J Cron on a one-year contract.
Mark Brown, New Zealand 71-73-78—222 Failed to tender a 2019 contract to OF Robbie
while Tiffany Flynn leads Maroon’s women with 8 points after winning Thursday’s Game q-Patrick
Randall Delgado,
Daniel Peter Cooke, Australia 73-69-80—222 Grossman.
Mississippi University for Women at Bethel Descalso, inf; Jake Diekman, lhp; Jon Jay, Jason Norris, Australia 70-74-81—225 OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Agreed to terms
the triple jump and finishing second in the long jump. with RHP Ryan Dull and RHP Liam Hendriks
of; q-A.J. Pollock, of; Chris Stewart, c; Brad
University, 7 p.m. Ziegler, rhp. Hero World Challenge on one-year contracts. Failed to tender 2019
contracts to RHPs Mike Fiers, Cory Gearrin
Ole Miss Saturday’s Games
Mississippi State vs. Clemson (Newark, New
ATLANTA (8) — Brad Brach, rhp; Lucas Duda,
1b; Ryan Flaherty, inf; Nick Markakis, of;
Brandon McCarthy, rhp; Peter Moylan, rhp;
At Albany Golf Club
New Providence, Bahamas
and Kendall Graveman.
Women’s basketball team will take on Jacksonville Jersey), 3 p.m. Rene Rivera, c; Anibal Sanchez, rhp.
CHICAGO (5) — Jorge De La Rosa, lhp; Jaime
Purse: $3.5 million
Narvaez from the Chicago White Sox for RHP
Alex Colome.
Yardage: 7,309; Par: 72 TEXAS RANGERS — Agreed to terms with
State Southern-New Orleans at Mississippi University Garcia, lhp; Daniel Murphy, 2b; Bobby Wilson,
c; Justin Wilson, lhp; Third Round RHP Jesse Chavez on a two-year contract.
OXFORD — The Ole Miss women’s basketball team will play host for Women, 6 p.m. CINCINNATI (1) — Matt Harvey, rhp. Tony Finau
Jon Rahm
Failed to tender 2019 contracts to RHPs Matt
COLORADO (6) — Drew Butera, c; Carlos Bush, Zac Curtis, Ricardo Rodríguez and
to Jacksonville State at 2 p.m. Sunday at The Pavilion at Ole Miss. Ole Miss at Illinois State, 7 p.m. Gonzalez, of; Matt Holliday, of; DJ LeMahieu, Henrik Stenson 68-66-69—203 Adrian Sampson.
Ole Miss Rebels (3-5) will try to rebound from a 55-50 loss to TCU Sunday’s Game 2b; Adam Ottavino, rhp; Gerardo Parra, of.
LOS ANGELES (6) — John Axford, rhp;
Gary Woodland
Rickie Fowler
TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Failed to tender a
2019 contract to INF Yangervis Solarte.
on Thursday in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge. Arizona at Alabama, Noon Brian Dozier, 2b; q-Yasmani Grandal, c; Daniel Xander Schauffele 73-68-66—207 National League
Hudson, rhp; Manny Machado, ss; Ryan Dustin Johnson 68-67-72—207 ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS — Failed to

Southern Mississippi Women’s College Basketball Madson, rhp.

MILWAUKEE (6) — Gio Gonzalez, lhp; Curtis
Granderson, of; Jordan Lyles, rhp; Wade Miley,
Patrick Reed
Justin Rose
tender 2019 contracts to RHP Shelby Mill-
er, RHP Brad Boxberger and INF/OF Chris
Today’s Games lhp; Mike Moustakas, 3b; Joakim Soria, rhp.
Alex Noren 69-69-70—208
Men’s basketball team will play host to Rust College Mississippi State at Texas, 1 p.m. NEW YORK (6) — Jerry Blevins, lhp; Austin
Jackson, of; Jose Lobaton, c; Devin Mesoraco,
Justin Thomas
Bubba Watson
ATLANTA BRAVES — Agreed to terms with
LHP Jonny Venters on a one-year contract.
HATTIESBURG — The Southern Mississippi men’s basketball c; A.J. Ramos, rhp; Jose Reyes, inf. Patrick Cantlay 65-70-76—211 CHICAGO CUBS — Failed to tender 2019
team will play host to Rust College at 2 p.m. Sunday at Reed Green Jacksonville State at Ole Miss, 2 p.m. PHILADELPHIA (4) — Jose Bautista, of; Bryson DeChambeau 70-71-71—212 contracts to INF Ronald Torreyes, RHPs Justin
Keegan Bradley 71-69-72—212 Hancock and Allen Webster.
Coliseum. Alabama vs. Opponent TBD (Tempe, Arizona), Asdrubal Cabrera, 2b; Aaron Loup, lhp, Wilson
Ramos, c. Jason Day 71-72-70—213 CINCINNATI REDS — Failed to tender 2019
Southern Miss (5-2) is coming off a 71-67 victory against South contracts to OF Aristides Aquino, C Juan
time TBD PITTSBURGH (2) — Josh Harrison, 2b; Jordy Hideki Matsuyama 74-68-71—213
Graterol, OF Billy Hamilton and OF/1B Jordan
Mercer, ss. Tiger Woods 73-69-72—214
Alabama on Wednesday night. Tuesday’s Games ST. LOUIS (3) — Matt Adams, 1b; Bud Norris, Patterson.
n Women’s basketball team loses to Tulane: At New Orleans,
Shonte Hailes had 18 points, six rebounds, and five assists Saturday,
Mississippi University for Women at Judson
rhp; Tyson Ross, rhp.
SAN DIEGO (2) — A.J. Ellis, c; Freddy Galvis,
Hockey COLORADO ROCKIES — Failed to tender a
2019 contract to LHP Sam Howard.
but the women’s basketball team lost to Tulane 71-54 on Saturday. College, 5:30 p.m. SAN FRANCISCO (4) — Gregor Blanco, of; NHL with LHP Anthony Cingrani on a one-year
Derek Holland, lhp; Nick Hundley, c; Hunter EASTERN CONFERENCE contract.
Southern Miss will play host to Alcorn State at 6 p.m. Dec. 11. Wednesday’s Game Pence, of. Atlantic Division MILWAUKEE BREWERS — Agreed to terms
South Alabama at Alabama, 11:30 a.m. WASHINGTON (8) — Joaquin Benoit, rhp;
Tampa Bay 27 19 7 1 39 103 79
with INF/OF Hernan Perez and INF Tyler
Saladino on one-year contracts. Failed to
Tim Collins, lhp; q-Bryce Harper, of; Jeremy
Thursday’s Game Hellickson, rhp; Kelvin Herrera, rhp; Greg Toronto
27 19 8 0 38 98 70
27 17 7 3 37 85 76
tender 2019 contracts to INF Jonathan Schoop,
Holland, rhp; Mark Reynolds, 1b; Matt LHP Xavier Cedeno and LHP Dan Jennings.
Swimmers ranked in top 25 Marquette at Mississippi State, 7 p.m. Wieters, c. Boston 26 14 8 4 32 71 64 NEW YORK METS — Failed to tender a 2019
Montreal 26 12 9 5 29 82 85 contract to INF Wilmer Flores.
Saturday’s Games
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The Alabama swimming and diving teams
have seven swimmers ranked in the top 25 nationally in 13 races. Savannah State at Ole Miss, 2 p.m.
Basketball Detroit
26 12 11 3 27 76 85
27 12 12 3 27 98 109
25 10 10 5 25 82 91
2019 contracts to 1B Justin Bour and LHP Luis

Senior Robert Howard leads the way with the nation’s top time in NBA Metropolitan Division
Tulane at Alabama, 2 p.m. EASTERN CONFERENCE GP W L OT Pts GF GA
PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Agreed to terms
the 100 freestyle. His 41.94 makes him the only NCAA swimmer under Atlantic Division with RHP Michael Feliz on a one-year contract.
Washington 25 15 7 3 33 90 77
42 seconds so far this season. He is also second in the 50 freestyle and College Swimming and Diving
W L Pct GB
20 4 .833 —
Columbus 26 15 9 2 32 90 83
N.Y. Islanders 25 13 9 3 29 76 72
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS — Agreed to terms
with LHP Chasen Shreve on a one-year
sixth in the 200 freestyle heading into this weekend’s races. His 1:33.60 Friday’s Meet Philadelphia 16 8 .667 4 Carolina 25 12 9 4 28 66 69 contract.
Boston 13 10 .565 6½ N.Y. Rangers 27 13 12 2 28 77 84 SAN DIEGO PADRES — Agreed to terms with
in the 200 freestyle is a career-best. RHP Bryan Mitchell and INF Greg Garcia on
Zane Waddell has had his versatility on display this fall. The junior
Auburn at Alabama Brooklyn
New York
8 16 .333 12
8 16 .333 12
Pittsburgh 25 10 10 5 25 83 84
one-year contracts.
Philadelphia 25 11 12 2 24 76 88
Southeast Division SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS — Failed to
is ranked in the top 15 in four different events and three different strokes. W L Pct GB
New Jersey 25 9 11 5 23 74 86
tender 2019 contacts to OF Gorkys Hernandez
He his third in the 50 freestyle, 15th in the 100 freestyle, sixth in the
100 backstroke and ninth in the 100 butterfly to this point in the season. on the air Charlotte
11 11 .500 —
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Central Division
27 18 8 1 37 88 66
and RHP Hunter Strickland. Agreed to terms
with INF Joe Panik and RHP Sam Dyson on
one-year contracts.
Waddell’s 46.33 in the 100 butterfly this season is a career-best time. Miami 8 13 .381 2½
Senior Laurent Bams is No. 9 in the 100 breaststroke. Today Atlanta 5 18 .217 6½
Central Division
26 15 6 5 35 97 73
25 15 8 2 32 87 74
27 14 10 3 31 74 71
terms with LHP Sammy Solis on a one-year
contract. Acquired C Yan Gomes from the
On the women’s side, Kensey McMahon is third in the 1,650 free- COLLEGE BASKETBALL W L Pct GB Minnesota 26 14 10 2 30 83 76 Cleveland Indians for OF Daniel Jonson and
Milwaukee 15 7 .682 —
style and eighth in the 1,000 freestyle. Both times are Alabama school 11 a.m. — Texas A&M-C.C. at Tennessee, SEC Detroit 13 7 .650 1
Chicago 27 9 13 5 23 75 101 RHP Jefry Rodriguez.
St. Louis 25 9 13 3 21 74 85 BASKETBALL
records. Her time in the 1,650 makes her the first Tide woman under 16 Network Indiana 13 9 .591 2 Pacific Division Women’s National Basketball Association
Chicago 5 19 .208 11
minutes in that event. Noon — Arizona at Connecticut, ESPN2 Cleveland 4 18 .182 11
26 15 9 2 32 88 74
LOS ANGELES SPARKS — Announced the
resignation of coach Brian Agler.
Fellow rookie Rhyan White is 14th in the 100 backstroke and 20th 2 p.m. — UCF at Missouri, ESPNU WESTERN CONFERENCE Anaheim 28 13 10 5 31 64 78 FOOTBALL
Southwest Division
in the 200 backstroke, while freshman Kalia Antoniou is 21st in the 50 COLLEGE FOOTBALL W L Pct GB
Vegas 27 14 12 1 29 81 76 National Football League
San Jose 27 12 10 5 29 82 88 ARIZONA CARDINALS — Activated LB
freestyle. 11 a.m. — College Football Playoff Selection Memphis 13 8 .619 — Edmonton 25 12 11 2 26 68 78 Thurston Armbrister to the active roster from
Dallas 10 10 .500 2½
Senior Justine Macfarlane is 20th in the 100 breaststroke. Show, ESPN Houston 11 11 .500 2½
Arizona 25 12 11 2 26 66 66 the practice squad.
Vancouver 29 11 15 3 25 82 102 CLEVELAND BROWNS — Signed OL Jake
Alabama will return to action Friday against Auburn in the Alabama New Orleans 11 12 .478 3
Aquatic Center. The diving portion of the meet will begin at 2:30 p.m.
GOLF San Antonio 10 12 .455 3½
Los Angeles 26 9 16 1 19 56 82 Eldrenkamp to the practice squad.
Northwest Division DENVER BRONCOS — Promoted LB Jeff
Swimming will start at 4:30 p.m. Admission is free. 10 a.m. — PGA Tour, Hero World Challenge, final W L Pct GB
NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for Holland from their practice squad. Waived LB
overtime loss. Top three teams in each division
round, New Providence, Bahamas, TGC Denver 15 7 .682 — and two wild cards per conference advance to
Alexander Johnson.
Oklahoma City 14 7 .667 ½ DETROIT LIONS — Signed WR Deontez
Noon — PGA Tour, Hero World Challenge, final playoffs.
State round, New Providence, Bahamas, WTVA
13 9 .591 2
11 12 .478 4½
11 12 .478 4½ Thursday, Nov. 29
Alexander to the practice squad. Released DT
John Atkins from the practice squad.
Alcorn State beats Southern 37-28 in SWAC NFL

Pacific Division
W L Pct GB
Columbus 4, Minnesota 2
Ottawa 3, N.Y. Rangers 0
Winbush to the practice squad. Released QB
Phillip Walker from the practice squad.
Noon — Baltimore Ravens at Atlanta Falcons, Tampa Bay 5, Buffalo 4
championship WCBI
L.A. Clippers
Golden State
15 6 .714 —
15 9 .625 1½ Boston 2, N.Y. Islanders 1, SO
Winnipeg 6, Chicago 5
Kareem Hunt.
LORMAN — De’Shawn Waller ran 16 times for 177 yards and L.A. Lakers 13 9 .591 2½ OAKLAND RAIDERS — Signed CB Montrel
Noon — Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Sacramento 10 11 .476 5 Arizona 3, Nashville 0
Meander. Placed CB Leon Hall on injured
three touchdowns and Alcorn State beat Southern 37-28 in the South- Phoenix 4 18 .182 11½ Edmonton 3, Los Angeles 2
western Athletic Conference championship on Saturday night. Buccaneers, WLOV Vegas 4, Vancouver 3 reserve.
Friday, Nov. 30 Indoor Football League
The Braves won their third SWAC title in five years and advanced 3 p.m. — New York Jets at Tennessee Thursday, Nov. 29
Florida 3, Buffalo 2, OT CEDAR RAPIDS RIVER KINGS — Re-signed
Toronto 131, Golden State 128, OT
to the Celebration Bowl in Atlanta, Georgia, to face Mid-Eastern Athletic 3 p.m. — Minnesota at New England, WLOV L.A. Clippers 133, Sacramento 121 Washington 6, New Jersey 3 WR Javon Bell.
Anaheim 2, Carolina 1, OT
Conference champion North Carolina A&T on Dec. 15. 7:20 p.m. — Los Angeles Chargers at Pittsburgh L.A. Lakers 104, Indiana 96
Friday, Nov. 30 Calgary 4, Los Angeles 1 National Hockey League
Steelers, WTVA St. Louis 3, Colorado 2, OT ANAHEIM DUCKS — Recalled D Josh Mahura
Noah Johnson passed for 135 yards and ran for 147 yards and two Boston 128, Cleveland 95
Saturday’s Games from San Diego (AHL). Reassigned D Andrej
Detroit 107, Chicago 88
scores for Alcorn State (9-3). SKIING Philadelphia 123, Washington 98 Ottawa 6, San Jose 2 Sustr and C Kalie Kossila to San Diego.
Dallas 2, Vancouver 1 CALGARY FLAMES — Recalled F Andrew
Alcorn State trailed by a point going into the fourth quarter and took 1:30 p.m. — FIS Alpine World Cup, men’s giant Utah 119, Charlotte 111
Montreal 5, N.Y. Rangers 2 Mangiapane from Stockton (AHL).
Memphis 131, Brooklyn 125, 2OT
the lead for good at 30-28 on Corey McCullough’s 41-yard field goal slalom, Beaver Creek, Colorado, NBC Sports Houston 136, San Antonio 105 Toronto 5, Minnesota 3 CAROLINA HURRICANES — Announced
with 11:31 left in the game. After stopping the Jaguars (7-4) on downs at Miami 106, New Orleans 101 Winnipeg 4, New Jersey 3, OT F Valentin Zykov was claimed off waivers by
Network Oklahoma City 124, Atlanta 109 N.Y. Islanders 3, Columbus 2 Edmonton. Announced G Scott Darling cleared
the Braves 32, Alcorn State drove to the end zone in nine plays, capping SOCCER Orlando 99, Phoenix 85 Tampa Bay 5, Florida 4, OT waivers and was reassigned to Charlotte (AHL).
the scoring on Waller’s 14-yard TD run up the middle of the defense. Denver 113, Portland 112 Philadelphia 4, Pittsburgh 2 NEW YORK RANGERS — Recalled F Vinni
5:55 a.m. — Premier League, Chelsea vs. L.A. Lakers 114, Dallas 103 Detroit 4, Boston 2 Lettieri from Hartford (AHL).
Alcorn State outgained Southern 370-123 on the ground. Arizona 6, St. Louis 1
Fulham, NBC Sports Network Saturday’s Games
Nashville 5, Chicago 2
ST. LOUIS BLUES — Assigned F Nikita
Ladarius Skelton had a pair of TD runs in the third quarter to give New York 136, Milwaukee 134, OT Soshnikov to San Antonio (AHL).
the Jaguars a 28-27 lead. He finished with 65 yards and three TD runs.
8 a.m. — Premier League, Arsenal vs. Detroit 111, Golden State 102 Vegas at Edmonton, late LACROSSE
Washington 102, Brooklyn 88 Today’s Games National Lacrosse League
Tottenham, NBC Sports Network Boston 118, Minnesota 109 Anaheim at Washington, 2 p.m. BUFFALO BANDITS — Signed Ts Alex Kedoh
8:30 a.m. — Bundesliga, RB Leipzig vs. Borussia Houston 121, Chicago 105 Winnipeg at N.Y. Rangers, 5 p.m.
Women’s College Soccer
Hill and Ethan O’Connor to one-year contracts.
Toronto 106, Cleveland 95 San Jose at Montreal, 6 p.m. RODEO
Monchengladbach, FS1 Indiana at Sacramento, late Colorado at Detroit, 6 p.m. Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association
Calgary at Chicago, 6 p.m.
Florida State beats reigning national champion 10:10 a.m. — Premier League, Liverpool vs. Today’s Games
Phoenix at L.A. Lakers, 2:30 p.m. Carolina at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m.
PRCA — Named Kirk LaPoure chief financial
Everton, NBC Sports Network New Orleans at Charlotte, 4 p.m. Monday’s Games SOCCER
Stanford 11 a.m. — Bundesliga, Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Memphis at Philadelphia, 5 p.m.
Utah at Miami, 5 p.m.
Tampa Bay at New Jersey, 6 p.m.
Buffalo at Nashville, 7 p.m.
Major League Soccer
CARY, N.C. — Gabby Carle and Malia Berkely scored first-half VfL Wolfsburg, FS1 L.A. Clippers at Dallas, 6 p.m. Edmonton at Dallas, 7:30 p.m.
2019 contract options for F Diego Rubio, D
goals on Friday night and Florida State snapped reigning champion Portland at San Antonio, 6 p.m.
Stanford’s 45-game unbeaten streak with a 2-0 victory in the College
1 p.m. — Texas Tech at Florida, SEC Network
Monday’s Games
Oklahoma City at Detroit, 6 p.m. Soccer Graham Smith and Gs Eric Dick and Adrian
Cup semifinal. Cleveland at Brooklyn, 6:30 p.m.
Major League Playoffs IOWA — Junior TE Noah Fant announced he
Stanford’s school-record unbeaten streak was the longest for 1 p.m. — Mississippi State at Texas, FS1 Denver at Toronto, 6:30 p.m.
Conference Championships will enter the NFL draft.
Golden State at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m.
Division I women’s soccer since North Carolina went 70 games without 3 p.m. — Connecticut at Notre Dame, ESPN Washington at New York, 6:30 p.m. Home-and-home NORTH CAROLINA — Named Dré Bly
Eastern Conference cornerbacks coach, Tim Brewster tight ends
a loss from 1996 to 1998. 3 p.m. — Oklahoma at Auburn, SEC Network Houston at Minnesota, 7 p.m.
L.A. Clippers at New Orleans, 7 p.m. First leg coach and Tim Cross defensive line coach.
It was the third time in school history that Florida State (19-4-3) has 6 p.m. — Baylor at South Carolina, ESPN2 Sunday, Nov. 25 Promoted Tommy Thigpen to co-defensive

defeated the No. 1 team in the nation and the Seminoles will face North WOMEN’S COLLEGE SOCCER Football Atlanta 3, New York 0
Second leg
Thursday, Nov. 29
coordinator and will continue to coach safeties.
UAB — Agreed to terms with football coach Bill
Carolina for an all-ACC final on Sunday. Florida State lost at home to Noon — NCAA Championship, North Carolina vs. Friday’s Mississippi New York 1, Atlanta 0, Atlanta advanced on 3-1
Clark on a five-year contract extension through
the 2023-24 season.
North Carolina 1-0 in the regular season and beat the Tar Heels 3-2 Florida State, at Cary, North Carolina, ESPNU Scores
in the ACC championship in Cary, North Carolina. The Tar Heels beat
Georgetown with a late goal in the other semifinal Thursday night. Monday
Mississippi High School Activities
Association (MHSAA) Playoffs
Western Conference
First leg
Sunday, Nov. 25
Class 1A — Championship Sporting Kansas City 0, Portland 0, tie NCAA Division I
Carle opened the scoring in the 29th minute with her first goal of COLLEGE BASKETBALL Nanih Waiya 21, Simmons 18 Second leg
the season. She slipped through a pair of defenders near the touchline, 5:30 p.m. — Iowa at Michigan State, FS1 Class 3A — Championship Thursday, Nov. 29 tournament
Water Valley 34, Seminary 28 Portland 3, Sporting Kansas City 2, Portland Friday, Nov. 30
dribbled past another to get an opening at the top of the area and ripped 5:30 p.m. — Liberty at Georgetown, FS2 Class 6A — Championship
Horn Lake 31, Oak Grove 27
advanced on 3-2 aggregate First Round
Missouri 3, Arizona 0
a left-footed shot back into the right corner of the goal. Carle, a 4.0 7:30 p.m. — Florida A&M at Depaul, FS1 MLS Cup South Carolina 3, Colorado 2
student, was recognized on Thursday night as the 2018 NCAA Division NBA
Friday’s Alabama Scores Saturday, Dec. 8 Tennessee 3, Colorado State 2
Alabama High School Athletic Association Portland winner at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Kentucky 3, Murray State 0
I women’s soccer Elite 90 award winner, presented to the student-ath- 6 p.m. — Oklahoma City at Detroit, NBA TV Playoffs
Second Round
lete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the Class 6A — Semifinals NCAA Division I Women’s Florida 3, Florida Gulf Coast 0
6:30 p.m. — Golden State at Atlanta, Fox Sports Pinson Valley 28, Clay-Chalkville 20
finals site for each NCAA championship.
Saraland 22, Wetumpka 21 tournament Saturday’s Matches
Until Carle’s goal, the Cardinal (21-1-2) had not been behind in a Class 5A — Semifinals COLLEGE CUP
Second Round
game since Sept. 27 and had trailed just 16 minutes, 28 seconds overall NFL Central - Clay County 20, Mortimer Jordan 17
Vigor 38, Greenville 16
At Cary, North Carolina Kentucky 3, Purdue 0
in the last two seasons. 7:15 p.m. — Washington at Philadelphia, ESPN Class 4A — Semifinals Friday, Nov. 30 Nebraska 3, Missouri 0
Deshler 35, Oneonta 20 North Carolina 1, Georgetown 0, 2OT South Carolina vs. Minnesota, late
— From Special Reports UMS-Wright 24, Andalusia 3 Florida State 2, Stanford 0 Tennessee vs. Washington State, late
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There was no doubt he ing hard and believing.” failed, though, to keep the award in his other. “It’s an- West Point 27, West Jones 12 adds to the legacy.”
was going to make a big Melton was a one-man deficit at eight. other state championship, West Jones
West Point
3 3 6 0 — 12
14 6 0 7 — 27 West Point had 315 yards
play to help us win. It was wrecking crew. He also had From there, it was on the and it’s still the best feeling First Quarter
WJ — Walker Thompson 46 FG.
and 18 first downs.
just a matter of time.” an interception and five West Point defense to con- in the world. A year ago was WP — Brandon Harris 25 pass to Treddis Anderson
(Jose Lemus kick).
“The offense didn’t play
On that same series, tackles. tinue to make big plays. fun. This was fun, too, to WP — Ryan Melton 25 return of blocked punt
(Lemus kick).
its best,” Harris said. “For-
Melton busted through The punt block hap- Brandon Lairy led the be out here grinding with Second Quarter tunately, the defense had our
WJ — Thompson 37 FG.
and blocked a punt on the pened through extra prepa- team with eight tackles. all my teammates. Just so WP — Jaylun Eggerson 2 run (kick failed). backs. That’s not a surprise.
Third Quarter
West Jones 45-yard line. ration in film study this Lairy also had a critical proud of everybody.” WJ — Alan Follis 61 pass to Antonie Deontae Kirk We have been watching
The ball bounced wildly week. pass breakup after a receiv- West Point (14-1), which (kick failed).
Fourth Quarter them do this the entire sea-
with Melton in hot pursuit. “We knew their forma- er had gotten separation in won its 10th title overall, se- WP — Brandon Harris 5 run (Lemus kick).
son. People were sleeping
Finally, Melton caught up tion,” Melton said. “After the third quarter. Cungious cured its third-straight state
Team Statistics
on West Point, but we knew
with the ball and rambled watching film, I felt like I had seven tackles, while title for the first time since First Downs 15
Rushes-Yards 32-97 46-227
18 what the defense could do.
25 yards for a touchdown. could get through there Tyron Orr had six. Brentt 1987-1989. Passing Yards 153 88 Once we got into the play-
Comp.-Att.-Int. 11-27-1 5-14-1
“That changed the with just a little bit of an Cunningham had a critical Harris emerged in the Return Yards 50 96 offs, we knew this was our
Fumbles-Lost 2-0 0-0
whole game,” West Point opening. After messing up fourth-down stop to protect second half of the season. Penalties 6-38 2-14 championship to win. Ex-
junior running back Bran- the interception, that was the lead with West Jones On Saturday, he had 23 car- Individual Statistics perience is important. Our
don Harris. “We weren’t big. The interception would driving. ries for 120 yards. After hav- RUSHING: West Jones — Jasper Jones 7-50, Kentrel
Pruitt 7-30, Alan Follis 15-22, Michael Neal 2-1, Team guys have been there. That’s
surprised. That is what he have gone to the crib. I “Playing on this defense ing only one 100-yard game 1-(-6); West Point — Brandon Harris 23-120, Kamer-
on Martin 9-44, Jaylun Eggerson 7-43, Dantariyus
why we just came out there
does.” owed my team a big play was a blessing,” Rupert in the regular season, Harris Cannon, 5-24, Team 2-(-4).
PASSING: West Jones — Alan Follis 11-27-1-153;
with a lot of confidence.
Melton’s play gave his after that.” said. “We had to work hard had four straight in the post- West Point — Jake Chambless 4-12-63-1, Brandon “Even though we had
Harris 1-2-25-0.
team a two-score advan- Harris hit Treddius An- for everything we got. We season, including a 200-yard RECEIVING: West Jones — Antonie Deontae Kirk some tight games, that just
5-88, Tajrick Randolph 5-57, Jalen Graham 1-8; West
tage. It proved critical as derson for a 25-yard touch- were in the underdog role game. He had seven rush- Point — Treddis Anderson 2-37, Dantariyus Cannon made us tougher.”
2-17, John Facella 1-34.
West Point went on to win down to erase a 7-3 deficit. this year, and we really did ing scores and two passing After West Jones (12-3)
its third-straight state The punt block followed a great job with that. Go- scores in the playoffs. pulled within 20-12, West
championship with a 27-12 less than two minutes later. ing back-to-back was hard, “Wish we had 100 Bran-
Saturday’s Point made three-straight
victory against West Jones A 2-yard run by Jaylun even with all the great play- don Harris,” West Point scores stops — with a punt, turn-
before a crowd of 10,367 at Eggerson capped a six- ers we had. Going back- coach Chris Chambless said. At M.M. Roberts Stadium, over on downs, and an inter-
M.M. Roberts Stadium. play, 80-yard drive to send to-back-to-back was even “He has the biggest heart on Hattiesburg ception by Melton.
West Point (14-1) won its the Green Wave to a 20-6 hard. Tonight, it was all the team. Whatever we ask, Class 4A West Point then did what
10th state title — and 42nd halftime lead. worthwhile.” he does. He represents this n Louisville 25, Poplarville 20 it does best. It went on a 15-
game in its last 43 — with a “Our experience really Following the game, team. Just a hard worker, a Class 2A play, 84-yard drive that cov-
n Scott Central 21,
combination of suffocating helped to start the game,” Melton took the state leader, always believes we Taylorsville 7 ered 6 minutes, 20 seconds.
defense, ball security (one West Point coach Chris championship trophy and can get the job done.” Class 5A Harris capped the drive
turnover), and poised play Chambless said. “West raced it from one end of Harris has assumed n West Point 27, with his 19th touchdown on
on the state’s biggest stage. Jones has such an outstand- the stadium to the other. some quarterback duties West Jones 12 a 5-yard draw play.
“It just feels great. They ing team. Their offense has A large West Point crowed this season out of the Wild- Minutes later, medal-
all do,” West Point senior kept most teams off bal- roared its approval when cat formation. His 25-yard n Friday’s Scores. Page 5B lions were handed out, ban-
defensive lineman Jaylen anced. We challenged our the trophy passed by their touchdown pass to Traddius ners were presented, and
Cungious said. “I got to ad- guys to start fast. We just vantage point. Anderson gave West Point senior quarterback Jake dozens of pictures were tak-
mit, we wanted this three- had so many MVP-type per- “This was for every- a 7-3 lead midway through Chambless said. “It all start- en. It’s a post-game setting
peat badly. A lot of people formances. The punt block body in West Point,” the first quarter. ed in January. We had a vi- that makes West Point look
counted us out before the was a big turning point.” Melton said. “We got Ryan Melton followed sion. This team flew a little right at home.
season started, but we end- Harris said the punt another championship with a punt block and a bit under the radar. Nobody “Hopefully, coach Cham-
ed up with the gold ball. block “energized the whole coming home, and it feels touchdown. A score by Jay- knew how good we were go- bless will give us a couple of
The coaches just expect team.” great.” lun Eggerson made it 20-6 ing to be. The guys on this days off,” Harris said. “Then
excellence from us every West Jones (12-3) hit a Follow Dispatch sports at halftime. team knew. For the seniors, it’s back to the weight room.
day in practice, every day in 61-yard pass on its first play writer Scott Walters on “Proud of everybody winning another champion- We got to start working
games. We just kept work- of the second half. The kick Twitter @dispatchscott on this team,” West Point ship was important. It just hard on that four-peat.”

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the fourth quarter and 41. Turnovers denied the ter The W had apparently holding a 43-33 rebound- High School standout starters had at least three
proved to be the undoing Owls two chances to take secured possession after ing edge, which included Qiayon Bailey led The turnovers.
of The W. the lead. The Bobcats a defensive rebound. 11 offensive rebounds in W with 17 points. She The W will play Jud-
Keimeshia Walker used a 7-0 run to open the White Jr. also said his the second half. Unfortu- also had 10 rebounds. son at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday
scored a game-high 31 fourth quarter to build guards also have to do a nately, a 15-for-27 effort Tenazhia Hinkson had in Marion, Alabama. It
points and had nine steals a cushion that was nev- better job of going to the from the free-throw line 10 points, 11 rebounds, will play host to Wesleyan
to lead Rust College to a er seriously challenged basketball and bringing it (55.6 percent) compound- and two steals. Former College at 2 p.m. Saturday
63-53 victory against The the rest of the way due in up the floor. ed the Owls’ problems. Columbus High stand- as part of a doubleheader
W at Pohl Gymnasium. large part to 34 turnovers. Bailey, Wallace, and “We’ll shoot free out Rokila Wallace had with The W men’s basket-
“We’ll go back to the The W had 27 turn- Hinkson scored on drives throws until their eyes 11 points, six rebounds, ball team.
drawing board and we will overs in a 94-58 loss to at the end of the third turn green,” White Jr. three assists, and five Follow Dispatch sports
start looking at what we Rust College (6-0) on Nov. quarter as the run ap- said. steals, but she also had 10 editor Adam Minichino on
need to do to rectify that 15 in Holly Springs. White peared to energize the Former West Point turnovers. All of the Owls’ Twitter @ctsportseditor
problem,” White Jr. said. Jr. said the Bobcats used Owls. The baskets sug-
“A lot of our turnovers are the same pressure —pri- gested The W was going
unforced and we’re just marily a 1-2-2 — that they to return to the attacking
throwing the ball away. My used in the first game. brand of basketball White
guards have to play better. Rust College also used Jr. wants his team to play,
We have four guards who some half-court traps, but the Owls couldn’t
can handle the ball. We’re but White Jr. thought his maintain it thanks in part
going to rectify that prob- team committed way too to the press.
lem or you’re going to be on many unforced and care- “We just have to play
the bench.” less turnovers. On numer- better, but I think we
The W (5-2) committed ous occasions, the Bob- will,” White Jr. said.
four turnovers in the first cats came from behind The W lost despite
2 minutes, 23 seconds of to knock balls away from outshooting Rust College
the fourth quarter after it the Owls. Rust College (41.3 percent to 36.1 per-
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one of his own linemen stepped on the received its SEC championship trophy.
quarterback’s right ankle as he attempt- Alabama coach Nick Saban summed
ed to throw. it up best: “Wow.”
Enter Hurts, who led Alabama to Now, the Crimson Tide is headed back
the national title game as a freshman to the College Football Playoff, looking
but lost the starting job to Tagovailoa. for its second straight national title and
Hurts calmly guided the Crimson Tide the sixth of the last decade under Saban.
(13-0, No. 1 College Football Playoff) to “I know at Alabama, there’s always
a game-tying touchdown with a 10-yard an opportunity to win,” Hurts said.
pass to Jerry Jeudy, capping a 16-play, “We worked so hard in the offseason —
80-yard drive that consumed more than blood, sweat and tears together. Today,
seven minutes. we found a way to get it done. I’m so hap-
After Georgia (11-2, No. 4) was stuffed py, so happy for everybody.”
on a fake punt near midfield, Hurts took Georgia can make a pretty good case
matters into his own hands for the win- for the playoff, too, but the Bulldogs will
ning score. Spotting an opening up the likely get left out. Big 12 Conference
middle, he took off on a 15-yard touch- champion Oklahoma avenged its only
down run with 1 minute, 4 seconds re- loss by beating Texas, and No. 6 Ohio
maining. State still had a chance to make its case
“All year, I’ve kind of been waiting on in the Big Ten title game.
my opportunity,” Hurts said. “My oppor- This was another galling loss for Sa-
tunity came today. I worked so hard this ban’s former assistant, Kirby Smart. He’s
week with my teammates. We found a quickly built Georgia into a national pow-
way to get it done today.” erhouse, but he keeps coming up short
This was a reversal of the storyline against his ex-boss.
from last season’s national title game, For the second time in about 11 months,
when Tagovailoa replaced an ineffective the Bulldogs squandered a double-digit
Hurts at the start of the second half with lead to the Crimson Tide. While this one
Alabama trailing Georgia 13-0. The re- didn’t end with the suddenness of that na-
placement threw three touchdown pass- tional title game, it hurt just as bad. They
es, including a 41-yarder in overtime that had had another chance to knock off the
gave the Tide a stunning 26-23 victory. team that had been No. 1 in the polls all
Tagovailoa won the starting job in season, a team that has built perhaps the
preseason practice and performed bril- greatest rivalry in college football history.
liantly during the regular season, throw- Again, it slipped away.
ing 36 touchdown passes with only two “With a team like that, you’ve got to
interceptions. be able to put them way because they
The SEC title game took a different keep hanging on,” Georgia tight end
path. Georgia put quite a beating on Ta- Isaac Nauta said. “They’ve been doing it
govailoa, who was picked off twice, spent for a lot of years.”
much of his spare time in the medical tent Georgia’s Jake Fromm threw for 301
and was largely ineffective as the Bulldogs yards and three touchdowns, while Ta-
built a pair of two-touchdown leads. govailoa was only 10 of 25 for 164 yards.
This time, it was Hurts who bailed out The Alabama quarterback had a pair of
the Crimson Tide. When he trotted off interceptions, matching his total for the
the field after the winning touchdown, entire season, though he did spark the
Tagovailoa was one of the first ones to comeback with a 51-yard touchdown
greet him on the sideline . Afterward, pass to Jaylen Waddle late in the third
they stood side-by-side on the podium quarter, cutting Georgia’s lead to 28-21.
in the middle of the field while Alabama Hurts took it from there.
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than their counterparts in the In 123 games under Stephens, returned to the team after play- was hurt, so it was more learn- sons. Keon Moore, a talented
state of Mississippi. EMCC has been held below ing professional baseball in the ing on the fly. freshman from the Gulf Coast,
After last season’s national 20 points three times. Two summer. Miller only appeared The Lions had a stellar de- will be excellent as the No.1
championship run produced of them were in the final two in five games before being fense as a backup plan. Howev- back next season.
less than stellar numbers on games of this season. EMCC sidelined by injury against East er, last year’s defense with this Perhaps the next quarter-
defense, more out-of-state mon- scored in the fourth quarter to Central C.C. year’s offense would have been back prospect will help fix
ey was spent to bring in better beat Jones College 19-14 for the Michigan State quarterback an interesting combination. things overnight. There will be
defensive players. MACJC State title. Messiah deWeaver started the At wide receiver, EMCC talent everywhere. EMCC will
This year, a combination of That is why Stephens has to national championship game. He had its usual surplus. Dontario again begin No. 1 in the nation
newcomers mixed well with proud of his program. He has threw for 96 yards and no touch- Drummond, who collected of- next season.
two-year veterans to produce a to like back-to-back national downs. In deWeaver, EMCC saw fers from Ole Miss and Arkan- Stephens knows offense.
defense that went from allowing titles. He has to like the work flashes of brilliance. He was a sas in the last 72 hours, may be Things will be back to normal
25.1 points per game to 11.2 ppg. of coordinator Cliff Collins and good team leader and didn’t turn the best Stephens has had at sooner rather than later.
In the Mississippi Associa- his defense. He also has to like the ball over. the position. There is a still another trophy
tion of Community and Junior the fact that an offensive fix However, he never had those West Point’s Jason Brownlee headed to the case. Today, it
Colleges (MACJC), allowing should be easy to make. video-game numbers EMCC should assume the role as the doesn’t matter how it got there.
25.1 ppg. usually still is good This season, injuries on the normally sees from the quar- No. 1 target next season.
enough to be great in most offensive line hurt the Lions terback position. EMCC also ran the ball well Scott Walters is a sports
seasons. To cut that number by and forced them to shuffle per- TyQuan Ulmer also per- this season. Deon McIntosh, a writer for The Dispatch. He
more than half is amazing. sonnel for most of the season. formed well at quarterback. Notre Dame transfer, became ca be reached at swalters@
This offseason, the question The injury bug also bit However, he didn’t move to the the program’s third 1,000-yard cdispatch.com. Follow him on
will be how to fix the offense. at quarterback. Vijay Miller position full time until Miler rusher in the past eight sea- Twitter @dispatchscott.

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“We are all blessed to “That’s what we have game because just about championship but gave up set up the conversion. college options. He is a
be here and to be in this been doing all season,” everybody in our league too many big plays. “Fortunately, we made three-star prospect ranked
position,” Cunningham EMCC sophomore defen- throws the ball,” Cunning- “This year, we wanted the stop there,” Cunning- No. 24 in the state and No.
said. “It’s still football, sive back JaQuez Akins. ham said. “We just had to to do a better job of help- ham said. “It happened 121 nationally. He also has
and we are all working “It doesn’t matter who is stay disciplined and stay ing the offense out.” so fast, but we had to re- a résumé that includes one
hard to play on the next going to make the play, in our gaps on defense. Perhaps the biggest group because we knew Mississippi High School
level. This year’s defense we just know somebody Those were going to be play came on a two-point they would be going for Activities Association
could really play. We is. Our front four may the big keys to success.” conversion when Johnson two there.” (MHSAA) state champion-
felt like it was our job to be the best to every play Eriq Kitchen led stopped Kahari Love, who Cunningham also had ship and two junior college
change the momentum in JuCo ball. They are real. EMCC with 13 tackles, came out of the swinging his moment of redemp- national titles.
a game.” You could tell our offense while Untareo Johnson gate, at the 1. That play tion later on a sack of Da- Chambless knows
Early in the second got frustrated at times added 11 and Cunning- happened with 7 minutes, vid Moore and a fumble those recruiting numbers
quarter, Garden City C.C. just going against them ham had eight. EMCC 49 seconds left in regula- recovery in the closing can be deceiving.
(10-1) faced third-and-4 every day.” also had two interceptions tion. It was also a saving seconds. “The program that
from its 9-yard line. Gar- Garden City C.C. pri- for a 4-1 advantage in the moment for Cunning- “The defensive effort gets him next will be
den City’s Charles West marily runs the ball, so turnover department. ham, who was penalized was relentless,” EMCC blessed,” Chambless said.
picked up 2 yards before the pass rush that made “All year, (defensive for roughing the passer coach Buddy Stephens “Nobody is going to work
being hit hard at the EMCC so lethal wasn’t as coordinator) coach (Cliff) after an incomplete pass said. “Incredible for four harder. Nobody is going
first-down marker. Cun- critical. However, the team Collins has been talking on third-and-11 from the quarters. One of the best to play harder. He has a
ningham made the strip, was credited with four pass about turnovers,” Cun- EMCC 12. The penalty efforts I have ever been chance to be special.”
recovered the ball in the breakups on the Bron- ningham said. “He talks gave the Broncbusters a around.” Follow Dispatch sports
air, and hustled 11 yards cbusters’ 10 attempts. turnovers, tackles for first and goal from the 6 Cunningham will take writer Scott Walters on
for the touchdown. “It was a different loss. Last year, we won the that they capitalized on to time to weigh his senior Twitter @dispatchscott

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First Deer BOXING

Sport faces uncertain prospects at 2020 Tokyo Games
MONDAY of 2018.”
The Associated Press A major problem is Gafur Ra-
n late fight: Deontay Wilder’s
heavyweight fight against Britain’s khimov of Uzbekistan, who was
TOKYO — The International elected president of the body on
Tyson Fury on Saturday night wasn’t
Olympic Committee wants box- Nov. 3 despite being on a U.S.
completed in time for this edition.
ing to be held at the 2020 Tokyo Wilder was set to defend his WBC Treasury Department sanctions
Olympics. That much we know. belt against Fury. See Monday’s list. He has replaced C.K. Wu as
But IOC President Thomas edition for a story about the fight. president, an IOC member who
Bach could not give an ironclad was forced out as AIBA president
promise Saturday that it will hap- with the body facing bankruptcy.
pen when the Olympics open in have an Olympic boxing tourna- Rakhimov denies alleged links
just over 20 months. ment,” Bach added. “We’re abso- to organized crime networks and
“We want to have the boxing lutely in line with this request.” the international drug trade. The
tournament in the games in To- Bach didn’t say it, but there long-time AIBA executive com-
kyo and we will make all efforts is speculation the IOC could run mittee member was prevented
to have it,” said Bach, who was the event, using AIBA judges and from attending the 2000 Syd-
asked several times about it on referees. It seems unlikely a new ney Olympics and 2012 London
Saturday as the IOC closed two body would be created from the Olympics by Australian and Brit-
days of meetings in the Japanese ground up. ish government authorities.
capital. Or the tournament might not The American federal sanc-
Accusations of corruption and be staged at all, which is a long tions bar U.S. citizens and com-
malfeasance surrounding the shot. panies from doing business with
boxing federation that runs the IOC member Nenad Lalovic him.
sport at the Olympics have left of Serbia is heading the inquiry, In a statement Friday, the IOC
the future of boxing up in the air. a strong Bach ally and president said it was investigating AIBA’s
The IOC on Friday initiated a of United World Wrestling — the finances, governance, ethics,
formal inquiry into AIBA — an Olympic wresting body. anti-doping, and refereeing and
acronym for the International IOC sports director Kit McCo- judging, which was repeatedly
Boxing Association — and has nnell said the inquiry into AIBA questioned at the 2016 Rio de Ja-
given itself six months to work was unprecedented. neiro Olympics.
behind the scenes to solve a prob- “I’m not sure it’s one that has The IOC said it “understands
Contributed lem it’s been facing for a year. ever been done in any other cir- the AIBA is unable to maintain or
Bradley Brewer recently shot his first deer while on a “We also have received a re- cumstance,” McConnell said. open a bank account in Switzer-
hunting trip with his father, Kenneth, in Kosciusko. The quest from the national boxing “We’ve been trying to find a solu- land, where its headquarters are
doe weighed about 80 pounds. federation of Japan, pleading to tion to this throughout the course based.”

MSU women
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that features two road victo- ever we need to work on and these two (McCowan and How- knee injury in a 56-55 victory eastern Conference Preseason
ries and to help prepare it for show if we’re ready for it,” How- ard) will be ready.” against Quinnipiac on Nov. 23. Player of the Year has also been
a stretch of upcoming games ard said of the magnitude of the MSU has won 43-straight Higgs, who was leading the named to the Lisa Leslie Watch
against No. 22 Marquette top-10 matchup. regular-season non-conference team in scoring at 13.8 ppg., List for the nation’s top center,
(Thursday), at No. 3 Oregon Schaefer, who usually has a contests. It has won 10-straight and Holmes were named to the as well as the watch lists for the
(Dec. 18), and at Washington binder full of statistics to refer for non-conference road games. watch list for the Naismith Tro- Wooden, Naismith, and Wade
(Dec. 20). media availabilities, looked sur- The last loss was a 53-47 set- phy, which is awarded to the na- trophies.
Schaefer feels his team will prised when Howard was asked back Dec. 2, 2015, at Texas. tion’s top player. An acronym for Celebrating
be “interested” for its national- about her six assists. He looked Despite the losses, Texas Loyalty and Achievement for
ly televised matchup. Graduate through his papers to check the Return home for McCowan still has a talented cast and a
few familiar faces for MSU. Wil-
Staying in School, the Senior
student Anriel Howard, a trans- box score to discover Howard The game will be a return CLASS Award focuses on the
fer from Texas A&M, agrees. did have six assists. The number home of sorts for senior center liams, a 5-foot-10 guard, had 22 total student-athlete and en-
“I think the focus level is the could be an important one for the Teaira McCowan, who is from points in a 98-54 victory against courages students to use their
main thing we have to work on Bulldogs because Howard will Brenham, Texas, which is about UTSA on Wednesday. She is av- platform in athletics to make
and then playing hard and the play an important role in the of- 30 miles from Austin. eraging 9.4 ppg. and is shooting a positive impact as leaders in
other little stuff that goes with fense and Schaefer said she is be- MSU had five players score 31.9 percent from the field. Jata- their communities.
it,” Howard said. ing asked to do things — passing in double figures against Little rie White, a 6-4 forward/center, To be eligible for the award, a
The game will bring Howard is one of them — she isn’t used to Rock and just missed scoring is a transfer from South Caroli- student-athlete must be classified
and Danni Williams, another doing. 100 or more points for the fifth- na. She is averaging 12.7 ppg. as an NCAA Division I senior
transfer from Texas A&M, back With five players averaging straight game. MSU is averag- and have notable achievements
together. Both players opted to 11 or more ppg., the Bulldogs ing 97.6 ppg. (second in nation McCowan named candidate in four areas of excellence: com-
leave Texas A&M after last sea- appear to be growing more through Friday) and is shoot- for Senior CLASS Award munity, classroom, character and
son. Howard said she is good comfortable with each practice. ing 53.3 percent from the field McCowan added another na- competition.
friends with Williams, but she Schaefer said the next step is (fourth). tional watch list to her résumé McCowan is one of 30 candi-
said there will be “no mercy” on building a trust level between The game also will be MSU’s Friday when she was named a dates across the nation. A com-
the court. the players and the coaches. biggest test to date. Texas (7-0) candidate for the Senior CLASS mittee will select 10 finalists for
Howard has been all busi- “I thought last year’s team has remained undefeated de- Award. the award in February who will
ness as a Bulldog. She is av- really a trust level with me spite losing two of its best play- McCowan leads the nation in then be placed on the official
eraging 13.6 points and 8.6 where I didn’t have too much ers to injury. In October, junior blocks and is 12 rebounds shy ballot for a nationwide vote. Fan
rebounds per game and is trepidation going into ball- forward Joyner Holmes, the of breaking the MSU’s career balloting will be coupled with
shooting 52.2 percent from the games,” Schaefer said. “I had 2016 Big 12 Conference Fresh- rebounds record of 1,108 set by votes from coaches and media
field. She matched her career certain players I knew were man of the Year, had ankle sur- LaToya Thomas (2000-03). to determine the recipient of
high at Texas A&M with six as- going to show up and play. I am gery. It is unclear if she will be McCowan leads MSU in the award.
sists Wednesday in a 98-63 vic- still developing that trust level able to return this season. scoring and rebounding, aver- Follow Dispatch sports editor
tory against Little Rock. with this team. Being able to Senior guard Lashann aging 19.4 points and 11.7 re- Adam Minichino on Twitter @
“I think this will show what- go (to Texas) and play, I know Higgs suffered a season-ending bounds per game. The South- ctsportseditor

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“I don’t want to close To that end, Trufant and renovated the venue you also get the ancillary The W plans to add indoor tercollegiate athletic pro-
the doors. We want to pro- praised the school admin- for that program’s return benefits of other students and outdoor track and field grams. Until then, he will
tect the investment, with- istration and his staff for to the field. The softball coming to see those for men and women and continue to raise aware-
out a doubt, but I think it supporting the effort be- and baseball teams then events being played and lacrosse for women. He ness about sports at The
is important for as many hind the construction of wrapped up the 2017-18 to be a part of that cul- said the addition of 185 W and to help make Owls
people to be on campus as Owls Park. school year by finishing ture. Investing like we student-athletes for the 12 Park a reality.
possible and to see what “It’s all a tribute to the fifth at the United States have in athletics and con- sports currently offered “When you start talking
we can do as a university.” staff,” Trufant said. “They Collegiate Athletic Con- tinuing that progression has more than covered the about building facilities,
Trufant said work al- just work hard. Without ference (USCAA) World will only do wonders for costs of funding an athletic you have hit another lev-
ready has started to raise the staff we have, we can’t Series in Pennsylvania. the university.” program that is working el,” Trufant said. “You’re
money for the project. He be where we are. With- “Baseball and softball In 2018-19, the return of through the application talking about creating a
said he would love to see a out the administrative in the South are as big as women’s basketball and the phase of becoming a NCAA great place to play. We’re
field on the campus “with- support that we have, we anything else,” Trufant addition of men’s basket- Division III member. at that point. We’re adding
in a couple of years,” but couldn’t be where we are.” said. “When you invest in ball have generated added Trufant hopes the num- structures rather than peo-
he didn’t set a timetable. Earlier this year, The those two sports, you not enthusiasm in an athletic ber of student-athletes ple. That’s pretty cool.”
He said The W won’t do W completed installation only see great numbers department that now fea- will grow to 250-275 in the Follow Dispatch sports
anything until it is ready of artificial turf at the Don come to your institution tures 12 programs. next three years as The W editor Adam Minichino on
to move forward. Usher Softball Complex for those two sports, but In 2019-20, Trufant said completes its roster of in- Twitter @ctsportseditor
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A hero dog is remembered with display at Starkville’s library

Patsy Stuart of Starkv Chris McDill/Special

ed about Lucca, a spec unpacks photographs and articles she has to The Dispatch
ialized search dog with collect-
Starkville Public Librar
y Wednesday. Stuart’s the U.S. Marine Corps, at the
Willingham of the Marin son-in-law, Master Sg t.
e Ch
Iraq. Stuart has a displa Corps, was Lucca’s handler and served wit ris
y honoring Lucca up at h her in
the month. Lucca died the librar y through the
together on deploymen January. At top, left: Chris Willingham an end of
t in Iraq. Second phot d Lucca
Rodriguez, Lucca’s ha o: U.S. Marine Corps
ndler after Willingham Cpl. Juan
Lucca was injured by an , sle eps with the dog after
lef t front leg. Third ph IED blast in March 2012, leading to surgery.
oto: Chris Willingham amputation of her
during deployment, an and Lucca shared a clo
d se
the Willingham family. during Lucca’s retirement, which she lived ou bond
t with

BY JAN SWOOPE Willingham on deployment. As Veterans In Lucca’s six years in the Marine
jswoope@cdispatch.com Day approached, she felt compelled to pay Corps, she served loyally. After losing a leg

tribute to the very special four-legged vet to an IED blast in 2012, she was adopted
t may seem inconspicuous at first, the by putting up the display. by Willingham and was a frequent visitor
display case near the entrance of the “This was something I wanted to do to Starkville and the Northport area with
Starkville Public Library. Take time for Lucca. I’m just grateful to her. I had
to pause there, though, and meet Lucca, Willingham, his wife, Jill, and their two
such an emotional attachment to her. I feel children, Claire and Michael.
a remarkable dog — a military hero that strongly that she was a really big factor in
served three combat tours in Iraq and In retirement, the dog with three legs
Chris coming home safely,” said Stuart,
Afghanistan, leading more than 400 patrols became a well-known ambassador, bring-
taking photos and magazines about Lucca
as she searched for explosives, targets and from a briefcase at the library. She has ing awareness to the important service of
ammunition. No soldier was ever injured on a wealth of memorabilia chronicling the military working dogs, which the United
her patrol watch. That includes her original extraordinary partnership the specialized States has used since World War II.
handler, now-Master Sgt. Chris Willing- search dog shared with Willingham, who Even after Lucca’s passing in January
ham of the United States Marine Corps. grew up near Northport, Alabama, and of this year, her story is still touching lives
Patsy Stuart of Starkville is his mother- later, her second handler Cpl. Juan Rodri- and inspiring others.
in-law, grateful to Lucca for protecting guez. See Lucca, 6C

Christmas countdown continues with Wassail Fest Friday

‘It feels like a Hallmark movie downtown.’
Josiah Andrews, Coffee House on 5th Mississippi
School for
BY JAN SWOOPE beverage that dates back to the time Mathematics
jswoope@cdispatch.com of Robin Hood and his merry men. and Science
The annual festivity selected as a seniors Kamer-

owntown on Shook, of
IF YOU GO: Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tour-
Ridgeland, left,
WHO: Main Street ism Society for three consecutive Dajah Carter,
will all but Columbus, down- years attracts crowds to the down- of Jackson,
jingle with holi- town merchants town district to sample wassails and Brenna
day spirit when WHAT: Wassail
Fest (free) and vote for a favorite, and to enjoy Paola, of Ovett,
the 15th annual WHEN: Friday, carolers on the sidewalks, in-store drink wassail
Wassail Fest gets Dec. 7; 5-8 p.m. promotions, door prizes and other and rate their
underway at 5 p.m. WHERE: Down- activities from 5-8 p.m. favorites during
town Columbus Wassail Fest in
Friday. Partici- “Many of our merchants will go
downtown Co-
pating downtown to great lengths to prepare their spe- lumbus in this
merchants will compete for wassail cial wassail to serve their guests,” 2015 Dispatch
meister bragging rights by prepar- said Main Street Columbus Execu- file photo.
ing their own recipes of the spiced See Wassail Fest, 6C Dispatch file photo
2C SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2018 The Dispatch • www.cdispatch.com

Columbus Sings ‘Messiah’ — a treasured tradition returns

IF YOU GO: also perform on violin, viola,
cello, trumpet and timpani.
WHO: Area-wide choir/orchestra

WHAT: Columbus Sings “Messiah,” Swartz, Allen’s daughter,
osters are out, soloists directed by Doug Browning was raised on “Messiah.”
confirmed, arrangements WHEN: Tuesday, Dec. 11; 6 p.m. and
“It has been a part of almost
made for 150 chairs 8 p.m.
WHERE: Annunciation Catholic every Christmas I can remem-
for choir and orchestra, and Church, 823 College St., Columbus ber in some form or fashion,
movers set to transport the ADMISSION: Free tickets for seating whether it was being taken to
harpsichord graciously loaned at the Tennessee Williams Home hear it at another church, sit-
by First Baptist Church. (300 Main St.) or Impressions by
Susan (224 Main St.) ting on the organ bench beside
James Allen and co-organiz- my daddy, singing in the choir
ers of the annual Columbus or singing solos — it’s been a
Sings ‘Messiah’ are doing all ing participants and audiences part of my life.”
they can in preparation for from many denominations. The holiday season can
two performances Dec. 11 at What may be astounding to often become hectic; so can
Annunciation Catholic Church some is that this accomplished preparing for a choral event.
in Columbus. The checklist has choir doesn’t practice together “But when the music starts
been followed for years, and for weeks in advance. Instead, and you sit down and see all
Allen hopes to be involved for they gather at the church for the choir, your friends, family,
many more to come. one rehearsal only, the night people you love to be with, and
The Mississippi University before, at 7 p.m. Many return you think about what a gift
Dispatch file photo
for Women associate professor year after year to sing the fa- from God it was for Handel to
James Allen is at the organ for a previous presentation of Colum-
emeritus of music spearhead- miliar music. Others might be write this in the short time he
bus Sings “Messiah” at Annunciation Catholic Church in Colum-
ed the effort to establish this joining in for the first time. bus. This year’s performances are at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tuesday, wrote it in, you feel the whole
area-wide choral event in 2001. “It’s open to anybody who Dec. 11. joy,” said Swartz.
Now a chorus of 100 to 120 vo- would like to come and sing,”
calists assemble from through- Allen said. “Even if you don’t have several of his family tural group there. It’s a really How to go
out the Golden Triangle and feel like you know it, there are members. diverse group and unique in Free tickets to ensure seat-
beyond to deliver the Christ- plenty of people to sit beside “The primary reason I do that regard.” ing for desired performance
mas portion of George Frideric that do. If you feel comfortable it is the spiritual reason. All times are available in Colum-
Handel’s oratorio composed in after rehearsal singing in the the words are straight out of A part of Christmas bus at the Tennessee Williams
1741. The work is a touchstone performance, do; if you don’t, scripture,” he said. The annual Soloists Dec. 11 will be Home Welcome Center, 300
of the holiday season, when then you’ve had a good learn- production is also a welcome tenor Roderick George, bari- Main St., and at Impressions by
audiences thrill to its “Hallelu- ing session. Doug is really reunion of sorts, where for two tone Chris O’Rear, soprano Susan at 424 Main St.
jah Chorus. It’s one of the most good,” he said, referring to con- nights, he reunites with others Elizabeth Swartz and contralto For more information about
well-known musical pieces ductor Doug Browning. he may not see for the rest of Heather Warren. Sue Burkhal- the Dec. 11 performance or
from the baroque period. Phil Stoll of Columbus has the year. “There are people ter will accompany on harp- Dec. 10 rehearsal, contact
Columbus Sings “Messiah” sung in the choir for more from every walk of life and sichord. Allen will be at the Swartz at First United Method-
is an ecumenical effort, draw- years than he can recall. So every denomination and cul- organ. Instrumentalists will ist Church, 662-328-5252.

First Christmas offers chance to visit interactive Bethlehem

Presentation is year we see more people
— and we see people that
WHO: First Baptist Church,
perform at 6 p.m. On
Sunday at 6 p.m., hear
6-8 p.m. Friday tell us they have never Columbus
WHAT: First Christmas, recre-
the First Baptist Church
Ladies Ensemble and
been before, even though
through Sunday we’ve been doing it 17
ation of Bethlehem
WHEN: Friday through Sunday, Men of Praise.
Admission is free.
years, so it’s important Dec. 7-9; 6-8 p.m.
in Columbus that we continue to do it,” WHERE: Brickerton, near
Military and Bluecutt Road
Complimentary refresh-
she said. ments will be offered.
BY JAN SWOOPE intersection Visitors are encouraged
jswoope@cdispatch.com ADMISSION: Free. Call First
to dress warmly and
Music and more Baptist Church for information,

662-328-3915 arrive in plenty of time to
ach December, Local musical perfor- take in all the sights and
for 17 years, First mances just outside the sounds.
Baptist Church of First Christmas village and by Heritage Acade- For more information,
Columbus has sought proper will be present- my Elementary School contact the First Baptist
to bring something of Pamela Brownlee/Courtesy photo
ed Friday by Caledonia students at 7 p.m. On Church office, 662-328-
the wonder of the first A young visitor to First Christmas gets an elementary
lesson in dyeing cloth from Janice Ryals. School Choirs at 6 p.m. Saturday, Suzuki Strings 3915.
Christmas to the Golden
Triangle through the
recreation of first-century music and many more A fish monger will have
Bethlehem. The tradition behind-the-scenes ele- real musht (tilapia) and
continues Friday through ments make up the team. sardines, the two most
Sunday, Dec. 7-9 at The In total, more than 150 common fish of biblical
Shops at Brickerton, near people each day of the Israel. Visitors to the eat-
the intersection of Mili- presentation make this ery will sample authentic
tary Road and Bluecutt their personal Christmas lentil stew, believed to be
Road. Admission is free gift to the community, similar to the one Esau
to the interactive village, said participant Hal traded his birthright to
where visitors get a Bullock. For the past four Jacob for in the Bible,
glimpse of life as it may years he has been a spice explained Bullock.
have been at the time of and oil merchant in the The live nativity is an
Jesus’ birth. The presen- village, taking his role to ultimate destination for
tation is 6-8 p.m. each heart, researching and visitors. Another favorite
evening. acquiring authentic sam- is the live animal pad-
Originally presented ples for the “shop.” dock.
in the First Baptist park- “The oil and spice Organizers expect
ing lot on Seventh Street shop will have actual 3,000 or more people to
North, the event outgrew frankincense, myrrh oil, tour the village. Many
those boundaries and Rose of Sharon oil and make First Christmas an
moved in 2012 to the nard (spikenard) oil for annual event, returning
grounds at Brickerton. visitors to sniff, along with their families to
Beginning Friday, ap- with a dozen other spices share what they first saw
proximately 85 costumed and herbs found in bibli- as a child themselves.
actors from the church cal Israel,” said Bullock This year, all will expe-
will portray Bethlehem’s who will transition to a rience an addition to the
occupants during the new role this year. presentation: As visitors
time of Caesar Augustus’ Every venue and trade exit Bethlehem, they will
census of Israel. Venues is researched to bring be transported 33 years
include a synagogue, as much authenticity as into the future, to the
a typical Jewish home, possible to the village. site of the empty tomb.
many shops and crafts- A cloth merchant will Committee members are
men, a working eatery demonstrate cloth dying excited to add “the rest of
and, ultimately, the inn using madder root, a the story” to the already
and stable. common dye of first cen- full First Christmas expe-
First Christmas tury Israel. The grainery rience.
planners work year-round will display all four of Tina Gatewood, who
on the event. Volunteers the most common grains returns as chair of the
for construction, securi- from the period — wheat, event, never tires of it.
ty, parking, hospitality, barley, millet and spelt. “It just seems every

Pamela Brownlee/Courtesy photo

Hal Bullock portrays a spice and oil merchant in a First Christmas presentation by
First Baptist Church in Columbus.
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Thursday, Dec. 6
Festival of Trees
— Stroll through a
wonderland of trees
decorated by local
businesses and
organizations at the Co-
lumbus-Lowndes Public
Today Wednesday, Dec. 5 Library, 314 Seventh
Columbus Choral Society — Artesia Christmas Parade St. N., from 4-6 p.m.
The Choral Society presents “The Visit with Santa and
— All entries are welcome in this enjoy live music, re-
Story of Christmas,” featuring John 6 p.m. parade; cash prizes given.
Rutter’s “Gloria,” at 2:30 p.m. in freshments and crafts.
Refreshments served. For entry Vote for your favorite
West Point at the Louise Campbell information, call 662-272-5104 or tree through noon on
Center for the Arts, 235 Commerce 662-386-3065. Dec. 6. For more in-
St. Suggested donation $10. formation, contact the
library, 662-329-5300.
Thursday, Dec. 6
Monday, Dec. 3 Town & Tower — Town & Tower
hosts its annual holiday luncheon Dispatch file photo
Columbus Christmas Parade and awards Community Service and
— “Sounds of the Season” is the Campus Service awards. Cost $15;
theme of Columbus’ Christmas Pa- payable at the door. RSVP by Dec.
and stores offer demos and promo- Roads, is open from 6-8 p.m. nightly. Merry Christmas, Columbus
tions. For more information, contact Free admission. Costumed partici-
rade that starts at 7 p.m. and makes 3 to muw.edu/towntower. Call 662- Main Street Columbus, 662-328- pants portray merchants, soldiers,
— Fairview Baptist Church presents
its way through downtown Columbus. 329-7119 for more information. this annual production featuring
For more information, contact Main 6305. villagers and a live nativity. For more
Festival of Trees — See de- drama teams, choirs and orchestra
Street Columbus, 662-328-6305. information, contact FBC, 662-328- at 5:30 p.m.; free to the public.
tails at top of calendar. 3915.
West Point Christmas Pa- Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7-8 A Star(k)filled Christmas
rade — West Point’s Christmas —Eight churches combine for this
Parade begins at 6:30 p.m. and will Thursday and Friday, Holiday Extravaganza —
The W’s Department of Music and Sunday, Dec. 9 community-wide Christmas celebra-
go through downtown. The theme is
“It’s a Wonderful Life, West Point.”
Dec. 6-7 Department of Theatre collaborate
for this production at 7:30 p.m. in
A Merry, Merry Christmas — tion on Starkville’s Main Street in
front of City Hall, beginning with hot
For more information, contact the A Few of My Favorite Things the Cromwell Black Box Theater in
The Columbus Arts Council presents choolate and cookies at 4:30 p.m.;
Growth Alliance, 662-494-5121. — The Columbus Arts Council hosts the Lane Chapel Quintet at 3 p.m. music begins at 5 p.m., followed by
Cromwell Communications Building at the Rosenzweig Arts Center, 501
a Christmas and Finer Things (indoor) at the corner of 10th Street and viewing of a live nativity scene.
Yard Sale featuring a preview sale Main St. CAC member tickets are
Sixth Avenue South. Free tickets at
Dec. 3-8, 10-15 Dec. 6 from 5-8 p.m.; $5 entry. The the door, as long as they last.
$15 in advance/$17 at the door;
“12 Days of Christmas” — sale continues during Wassail Fest non-members $20 advance/$22 at Tuesday, Dec. 11
Daily entertainment complements a Dec. 7, 5-8 p.m.; free admission. For the door. For tickets or information,
Columbus Sings ‘Messiah’ —
brunch buffet at Three Generations more information, contact the CAC, Friday through Sunday, contact CAC, 662-328-2787 (closed
Presentations of Columbus Sings
Tea Room in Starkville, to benefit 662-328-2787 (closed Mondays). Messiah take place at 6 p.m. and
Starkville Pregnancy Care Center. Mu- Dec. 7-9 Holiday Tour of Homes — 8 p.m. at Annunciation Catholic
sical guests include Brian and Heidi First Christmas — Columbus’ The Starkville Civic Leagues presents Church, 823 College St. Free tickets
Brasher, Vic and Jane Zitta, Hannah Friday, Dec. 7 First Baptist Church presents this four Starkville homes decorated for to ensure seating are available at
Buckner, Rebekah Lane and many Wassail Fest — Holiday spirit recreation of Bethlehem on the night the holidays from 1-4:30 p.m., with Visit Columbus, 117 Third St. S.;
more. Brunch buffet begins at 11 fills downtown Columbus as mer- of Jesus’ birth. The village erected a reception at the Starkville Library. Tennessee Williams Home, 300 Main
a.m.; cost is $12, plus tax. Reserva- chants vie for your “best wassail” at The Shops at Brickerton near the Tickets are $20, through The Partner- St.; and Impressions by Susan, 434
tions required; call 662-324-1507. vote, carolers sing on the sidewalks intersection of Military and Bluecutt ship or from Civic League members. Main St.

‘12 Days of Christmas’ begins, benefits Pregnancy Care Center

Festivity in Starkville includes
luncheons, entertainment
BY JAN SWOOPE “Every day is different
jswoope@cdispatch.com entertainment. We have

classical to bluegrass,”
ecember brings Lawes said. “There’s
with it a flurry of something for every-
festivities. One body.”
of those returning to Baareman remarked,
Starkville is the annual “It’s a relaxing time
“12 Days of Christmas” at a very busy time of
through Dec. 15 at Three the year, a way to get a
Generations Tea Room group of friends together
at 217 N. Jackson St. All and connect over the
donations made will ben- holidays. We are just so
efit the Starkville Preg- blessed that Paige Lawes
nancy Care Center. That does this. It’s hard to put
ministry is dedicated to into words the time she
helping women who are spends, her heart for our
facing an often unexpect- ministry. We really, really
ed pregnancy. appreciate her.”
“It’s a very important “This is just an
fundraiser that helps opportunity that I could
support the center, which give back,” said Lawes.
offers services to our “It’s something I feel
communities including very strongly about, and
free pregnancy testing, something I can do in my
limited obstetrical ultra- own little small way.”
sound and information Brunch buffet begins
about all pregnancy op- each day at 11 a.m.;
tions so women can make entertainment starts at
informed decisions,” said 12:15 p.m. Cost is $12 per
Ruth Baareman, the cen- person, plus tax. Reser- Courtesy photo
ter’s executive director. vations are required by Diners enjoy holiday music at a “12 Days of Christmas” event at Three Generations Tea Room in Starkville in 2016.
Three Generations
calling Three Genera-
Tea Room proprietor events, a baker’s dozen. n Dec. 4 – Vic and n Dec. 8 – Starkville n Dec. 13 – Veronica
tions, 662-324-1507.
Paige Lawes organizes They began Dec. 1 with Jane Zita Homeschool Ukulele Leach
the annual “12 Days music by Larry Priest n Dec. 5 – Rebekah Ensemble n Dec. 14 – Veronica
of Christmas” around Scheduled and Maria Christova. Lane n Dec. 10 – Hawkins,
Mullet, Amy Graber,
special luncheons Dec. entertainment Other performers will n Dec. 6 – a mystery Hawkins and Hawkins
Hannah Knepp
1-15 (except Sundays), Lawes’ two-week include: guest n Dec. 11 – Timothy
each complemented by long “12 Days” actually n Dec. 3 – Brian and n Dec. 7 – Charlene Willoughby n Dec. 15 – Hannah
seasonal music. encompasses 13 midday Heidi Brasher Minor n Dec. 12 – Ed Swan Buckner and Co.

Now through Dec. 31 – Christmas at the
Park, Guthrie Smith Park, Fayette, Alabama.
5:30-9:30 p.m. nightly. Drive-through tour of
60 lighted scenes. Admission by donation.
Train rides $1 on Thursdays through Satur-

Now through Jan. 6 – Public ice skating is

open on select dates at BancorpSouth Arena,
Tupelo ($12/skater, includes skate rental;
season pass $100). 662-841-6573, bcsare-

Dec. 4 – Dickens Downtown (Victorian

Christmas; caroling, period characters,
street theater, Father Christmas, more), Main
Avenue, Northport, Alabama; 5-8 p.m. (free).

Dec. 6 – Diamond Rio Holiday & Hits, Riley

Center, Meridian. 601-696-2200, msurileycen-

– Kentuck Art Night (multiple artists/galler-

ies), Northport, Alabama; 5-8 p.m. kentuck.

Dec. 13-16 – Tuscaloosa Community Dancers

presents “The Nutcracker,” Bama Theatre,
Jan Swoope/Dispatch Staff various times. Tickets at Tututix.com.
HOLIDAY GOODIES: Sheila Elder, left, and Teresa Proffitt are assisted by Judi Jarrett, right, as they shop for
made-from-scratch cakes, pies, cookies, candies, breads and jellies Nov. 20 at the 58th annual County Store Dec. 15 – Gaither Homecoming Celebration,
Bake Sale at the Stephen D. Lee Home in Columbus. The annual event is presented by the Association for the BancorpSouth Arena, Tupelo. 662-841-6528,
Preservation of Antiquities in Columbus and Lowndes County and supports upkeep of the Mississippi Landmark, bcsarena.com.
which is also on the National Register of Historic Places.
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Transitions: Area Weddings, Holiday

Engagements and Anniversaries Extravaganza will
be a multicultural
Free tickets required
for Dec. 7-8 event at The W

he Mississippi University for Women
Departments of Music and Theatre pres-
ent “A Holiday Extravaganza — Winter
Celebrations Around the World.” The show
will take place at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7-8 in The W’s
Cromwell Theatre, located at 620 10th St. S. in
Audiences will be taken on a journey
through various eras and locations for a mul-
ticultural experience of the winter holidays.
The show will feature performances by MUW
theater and music students. Christmas carols
from various cultures will be performed by
music students, including the MUW Cham-
ber Singers, the MUW Jazz Ensemble and
the MUW Brass Quartet. In addition, MUW
Mr. and Mrs. Dakota Chamu Loryn Elizabeth Hollis and Christian Hunter Norton
vocalists will perform excerpts from Gian
Carlo Menotti’s opera “Amahl and the Night
Visitors” and Leonard Bernstein’s “Mass.”
Theater performances will include poems

Chamu/Renacker Hollis/Norton and stories celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah

and Kwanzaa, including a scene from “A Char-
lie Brown Christmas” and a reading of “The
Rachel Renacker and Dakota Chamu of Columbus Mr. and Mrs. Christopher W. Hollis of Liberty Night before Christmas” by The W theater
exchanged wedding vows Nov. 3, 2018, at 5 p.m. at announce the engagement of their daughter, Loryn student body.
Trotter Convention Center in Columbus, with Mac Elizabeth Hollis, to Christian Hunter Norton, son of “We are excited to once again be partner-
Martin officiating. Dr. and Mrs. Timothy Norton of Hattiesburg. ing with the music department on a holiday
The bride is the daughter of Johnny Renacker of The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and show,” said David Carter, associate professor
Columbus and of Sonja Renacker of Columbus. She is Mrs. Merrill L. Blalock of Liberty, and Mrs. Nancy B. and chair of The W Theatre Department. “It’s
the granddaughter of the late George and Emily Grace Hollis and the late Mr. Charles W. Hollis of Caledonia. the perfect way to end the 2018 school year
Renacker, also of Columbus. She is a 2016 graduate of Parklane Academy and a and usher in the winter holidays.”
She was given in marriage by her father. 2018 graduate of Southwest Mississippi Community The event is free and open to the public.
Taylor Rushing of Columbus served as maid of College. She will continue her education at Brigham Tickets are required for admittance and can
honor. Young University in Provo, Utah, majoring in elementa- be picked up at Cromwell or may be request-
ry education. ed in advance. For more information, email
The groom is the son of Martin Chamu and Bobbi
The prospective groom is the grandson of Mr. and dbcarter@muw.edu or call 662-329-7353.
Jo Winter of Columbus. He is the grandson of Michael
Mrs. Jim Mumphrey of Monterey, Louisiana, the late
and Barbara Marichie of Dodge City, Kansas.
Mr. Thorsell Rougeau of Alexandria, Louisiana, and
Blake Martin of Columbus served as best man.
the late Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Norton of Brookhaven.
He is a 2013 graduate of Presbyterian Christian
School and is currently a premed student at Brigham
Young University, majoring in exercise science. He School news
served a two year mission for The Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Argentina Comodoro Phi Kappa Phi
Rivadavia Mission. The following Mississippi State Univer-
The couple will exchange vows at noon Dec. 21, sity students from Starkville were recently
2018, at the LDS Temple in Houston, Texas. Friends initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa
and family are invited to a 6 p.m. reception in their Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective
honor Dec. 22 in Liberty at The Church of Jesus Christ collegiate honor society for all academic disci-
of Latter-Day Saints. plines. They include:
Abeer ALardawi, Jessi Barnes, Amanda
Boneau. Marshall Callicott, Jamie Crout,
Mary Godley, Sarah Lipscombe, Kelah Mc-
Farland, Morgan Nutt, Nicole Reeder, Kelley
Schreiber, Sachin Tripathi, Shannon Vattikuti
CLUB NOTES and Courtney Windhorn.
These are among approximately 30,000
students, faculty, professional staff and alumni
to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year.
Membership is by invitation only and requires
nomination and approval by a chapter.

ICC graduates
Laura James of Caledonia and Jessica
Houston of Columbus are among graduates of
the Practical Nursing Program at Itawamba
Community College. Commencement cere-
monies will be at 5 p.m. Dec. 13 at the W.O.
Benjamin Fine Arts Center auditorium at the
Fulton campus.
Upon completion of the 12-month (three-se-
mester) program, ICC’s graduates earn a cer-
tificate of completion and are eligible to take
the national board exam (N-CLEX) to become
a licensed practical nurse.
Courtesy photo
ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS: The Psi Gamma Gamma Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. held their Annual
Achievement Week Awards Ceremony Nov. 15 at the Century-Hairston Chapel in Columbus. Award recipients, from McCloud graduates
left, are James Avery, Service Award; Gregory Strong, Omega Man of the Year Award; Bennie Hairston, Founders Samantha McCloud of Columbus recently
Award; and Cherie Labat. Civilian of the Year Award. Recipients epitomize the principles the fraternity stands for. graduated from Carthage College in Kenosha,
Wisconsin, with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
McCloud was among more than 75 Car-
Northwood Garden Club thage students who completed their studies
Northwood Garden Club of Columbus met in the between July and November 2018.
home of Sheila Clark on Nov. 13. President Becky
Mendoza presided as members looked forward
to learning from Sheila Clark how to “sling mud”
in the art of making a piece of pottery. Members

formed pieces in the shape of a Christmas tree, the
state of
Mississippi, a cross, a party dish and various
decorated items. These will be fired and ready for
Christmas gifts in December. Clark explained ways
to get smooth finishes and told how this hobby has
turned into a business. of our customers
As a tip of the month, Beth Callaway presented receive their paper on time.
a basket of various herbs and explained how easy
they are to cook with all through the winter and (Believe us. We track these things.)
clip and use right from the pot. Herbs likely to
If you are unhappy with your
freeze are cilantro, dill and basil. Courtesy photo
Hostesses for the meeting were Clark, Joyce Ful- From left, hostesses Sheila Clark, Joyce Fulton, Pat Wheel-
ton, Pat Wheeler and Kitty Brewer. A club Christ- er and Kitty Brewer are pictured at the Nov. 13 meeting of delivery please let us know.
mas party is planned for Dec. 18 at Events Off 5th. Northwood Garden Club in Columbus.
Our goal is 100%
Debbie presented an enlight- all of which are perennial. She customer satisfaction.
Northaven Woods Garden Club ening and informative program gave these to members that were
Northaven Woods Garden Club
met Nov. 20, 2018, at the Senior on native plantings, such as trees,
shrubs and natural grasses. A spe-
interested in planting them.
Pridmore reminded the group
Call customer support at:
Enrichment Center with Debbie
Burkes as hostess. cies is considered natural if it has that the club Christmas tree at
President Elwanda Pridmore occurred naturally in a particular the library should be decorated

The Dispatch
called the meeting to order and region without human introduc- between Nov. 26-30. Open house
led the group in the club prayer, tions. She pointed out that we have at the library will be Dec. 6, 2018
conservation pledge and pledge of a wonderful outlet to purchase from 4=6 p.m.
allegiance. She called for the read- these items in our area at Mossy The December meeting will be
ing of the minutes and the financial Oaks Native Nurseries located in hosted by Linda Jaynes.
reports. Both were approved as Oktibbeha County. Debbie brought Delicious refreshments were
presented. examples of three native grasses, served and the meeting adjourned.
The Dispatch • www.cdispatch.com SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2018 5C

In the garden with Felder

Keep your landscape doable

eauty and but are worth the Rather than drench my garden
satisfaction gamble to some with harsh, bee-damaging
aside, have folks. However, de- insecticides every spring for
you ever thought liberately pushing the rest of my life, I’m sticking
about your garden’s frustration-guaran- in between the crapes some
“green footprint” — teed plants into the other small flowering trees
its cost to you and marketplace just to and large shrubs that can be
your surroundings? make a sale should “limbed up” tree-form. It’ll
Some years ago, be seen as uneth- take a while, but I’m getting
I shared a sustain- ical. As one nurs- started now.
able gardening cha- eryman regretfully By the way, if you think you
rette with over 150 admitted, “If some may end up doing the same, I
Felder Rushing of my best-selling have an illustrated article on it
ed garden experts plants were child all at felderrushing.blog.
wrestling over restraint seats, I’d While you’re online, shoot
wasteful garden designs and be in court all the time be- me an email for a free copy of
high-input plant choices. It was cause of their failure.” a list of the best survivor-type
a natural topic for me because In my attempts at trans- plants for our state. There’s
up to then most Southerners forming my little cottage plenty to choose from to suit
of modest means didn’t have grounds into a smarter garden any garden design’s needs, in-
extravagant landscapes. We (Google “Ezekiel — standing cluding close substitute plants
were used to “making do.” in the gap”), I’m celebrating for stuff that we’d dearly love
Even back then, horticultur- good gardening over horticul- to grow here but just can’t.
ists, public and home-garden tural flair. Keeping expediency But I’m not done with
landscapers and educators and economics in mind, I sub- expanding the palette with
agreed that well-shaped stitute rosemary for lavender. new plants. While in Japan I
but smaller lawns and more Trying to get it done right in photographed several different
diverse plantings of local- the first place so I won’t need kinds of our old-fashioned, ut-
ly-adapted plants were edging to do it again. terly hardy pollinator-friendly
into a desirable norm. But a I favor hardy woody plants “country girls,” or Clara Curtis
deep concern persisted over and perennials, with just a few garden mum. I recently found
the budding romance with colorful seasonal annuals to a nearby source for them and
alluring mass-produced “eye save on cost, planting effort am getting them into garden
candy” plants that often don’t and maintenance. Most grow centers to spread the cheer.
survive, much less thrive, well in plain dirt — wide holes Nobody is suggesting that
without irrigation and other with maybe a little compost or we shouldn’t be able to grow
costly artificial life support. bark mixed in to help get ’em whatever we want. We just
Locally-owned garden started. need to look ahead, improve
Felder Rushing/Courtesy photo
centers are coming back to the To make it in my yard, Felder Rushing prefers hardy, woody plantings like this weeping yau- our gardens while slowing the
realization that their most loy- plants must tolerate torrid pon to too much high maintenance “horticultural flair” in the garden. squander. Stand in the gap.
al customers pine for long-last- summers, fickle winters, rain Felder Rushing is a Missis-
ing enjoyment, not summer and drought. Without irriga- sprays, lest I destroy import- of my cherished crape myrtles sippi author, columnist, and
flings. Problem is, some trendy tion, just a little mulch to cut ant pollinators. which will inevitably become host of the “Gestalt Gardener”
but borderline favorites — down on weeds while feeding One thing I started doing infested with the serious new on MPB Think Radio. Email
lavender comes to mind — are the soil. And they gotta be last week, with much regret, is and, practically speaking, gardening questions to rushing-
the pits in Southern gardens, pest resistant because I avoid to begin slowly replacing some uncontrollable scale insect. felder@yahoo.com.

Proactive moves can help reduce holiday stress

SPECIAL TO THE n Don’t procrasti- not the time, but many appointments. If you’re time of year and don’t Education and also serves
DISPATCH nate — There’s so much individuals try to resolve under the care of a psy- taper medication until as adjunct professor at
to do: presents, cooking, long-standing conflicts, chiatrist or other mental after the New Year if your the Academic Medicine

t’s the time of year decorating and more. often with disastrous con- health professional for doctor recommends it. Education Institute,
that many people look Saving it all for the last sequences, particularly anxiety or depression, Prakash Masand is Duke-National Universi-
forward to and get minute will raise stress. when alcohol is involved. make sure to keep doc- founder, chairman and ty of Singapore Medical
excited about. For others, Start a few weeks ahead Leave addressing those tor’s appointments this CEO of Global Medical School.
it’s a very different story, of time and do a little at a issues to a later time in a
one that seems stressful, time. Making a list from one-to-one conversation.
chaotic, overwhelming most important to least n Let others help —
and even depressing. important will also help Don’t feel like you have to
The good news: making manage activities better. be the hero of the holiday
it through the holidays is n Eliminate fi- season. Ask each person
doable. nancial stressors to bring a dish to dinner,
Prakash Masand, — Big-ticket items can make decorating a family
M.D., a Duke University take a toll on wallets activity where the kids
psychiatrist and founder and stress levels. Make help out, and consider a
of the Centers of Psychi- a budget when it comes grab bag gift exchange
atric Excellence (cope- to holiday shopping and where each person buys
psychiatry.com), offers stick to it. only one gift to alleviate
these tips: n Expect things to the stress of having to get
n Schedule some go wrong — Your son something for everyone.
alone time — The may hate his Christmas n Don’t forget about
holidays can be a chaotic gift. Your daughter might you — People get so
time with friends and get sick. You may over- caught up in the holidays
family, and it’s OK to plan cook the ham. The point that they forget to take
some alone time. Ask is, things will go wrong. care of themselves. Don’t
your spouse to watch the Appreciate the season skip meals, get plenty of
kids for an hour and go to for the time spent with sleep, drink lots of water
the spa, or go hit a bucket loved ones and create and stick to your exercise
of golf balls. Seeking new memories, and don’t routine.
some solitude is both sweat the small stuff. Stay on any pre-
healthy and necessary to n Avoid family scribed medication and
reduce stress. conflicts — Holidays are keep scheduled doctor’s

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Continued from Page 1C
■■■ updated on all develop- Amy Dickin, the dis- pictures of her deploy-
ments. pensary’s spokesperson, ments on a laptop. We
Lucca K458, a Ger- Lucca’s story of said the award to Lucca were both standing by
man Shepherd/Belgian service, the blast and her garnered more public her side when she took
Malinois cross, was born recovery are detailed in attention than any other her last breath.”
in the Netherlands and the book “Top Dog: The Dickin medal honoree Jill Willingham said,
trained in Israel with an Story of Marine Hero in the program’s 73-year “She was such a good
American Team. She Lucca” (New American history. dog. I felt she brought
was inducted into the Library, 2015), by New Lucca enjoyed a full Chris safely home to
Marine Corps in April York Times bestselling and happy retirement us. There was a debt of
2006, at the age of 2. She author Maria Goodavage. with the Willinghams. gratitude I could never
and Willingham were Remarks in the book But age and illness catch repay, but we were able
teamed up that same include this from Marine up even with heroes. love on her, spoil her,
month. She belonged to Gen. James Mattis (Ret.): Just a few weeks shy of give her almost five years
an elite group of canines “I have read nothing Lucca’s 14th birthday, the
of retirement just being a
trained to work off-leash that so adroitly weaves decision had to be made
pet, just being a dog.”
at long distances from together the relation- in January to ensure she
“Lucca helped me
her handler to sniff out ship between our young didn’t suffer needlessly.
through some of my
deadly explosives. Lucca warriors and man’s best Willingham asked Rodri-
guez to come to North toughest times,” Chris
served alongside Special friend, from Iraq to Willingham said. “We
Forces and regular infan- Afghanistan and then Carolina.
“For the last four days, celebrated the highest of
try, often sought-after by coming home in body, highs together, and she
platoons that requested mind and spirit.” we kept her spoiled up
until the end,” Willing- helped me endure some
her by name. Lucca’s injury led to
ham said. “On her last of my toughest times in
“I had her from the her military retirement
day, we took her to the deployment.”
beginning, trained her, in July of 2012. She was
beach one more time; she (Editor’s note: Patsy
deployed with her,” coming home to reunite
loved going to the beach. Stuart’s Lucca display will
Willingham told The with Willingham.
We got her a big ice remain at the Starkville
Dispatch via phone from Courtesy photo “The plan was always
Chris Willingham and Lucca ride on the Canines with cream cone, just hanging Public Library through
North Carolina, where for me to adopt her and
Courage float in the Tournament of Roses Parade in out with her, looking at December.)
he is currently posted. give her a good home for
While serving together the rest of her life after
through two combat soldiers and marines.” But as she began search- her service; the injury
tours, he and Lucca were Many of the troops ing the surrounding area, just sped that up,” he
together 24/7. they supported didn’t a second IED detonated. said.
“We were just on the know Willingham’s name When debris and smoke
same wavelength,” Will- — he was often referred cleared, Rodriguez, ■■■
ingham said. “She was to as “the dog guy.” “But who was safe, rushed to
an incredible, incredible everyone knew Lucca’s Lucca, who had severe In retirement, Luc-
dog. I’ve had hundreds of name. I wouldn’t have it damage to her left front ca acquired celebrity
dogs on leash, but there any other way,” he said. leg. status, Stuart said. Not
was just something about A change of duties for Willingham remem- only have the dog’s
her — her personality, Willingham meant he bers how he heard about intelligence and courage
her intelligence, her had to leave his one-on- Lucca’s injury, which been written about in
expression. You could tell one partnership with Luc- necessitated amputation Goodavage’s book, but in
she was a very smart dog, ca. He had the opportuni- of the leg. numerous other articles
very in tune with what’s ty, however, to hand-pick “I was working at the and publications. She and
going on.” his successor. He didn’t U.S. Embassy in Helsin- Willingham appeared on
In addition to serving have to think long. ki, Finland, when I heard. magazine covers, rode in
as a force protection mea- “Our platoon consisted I had just finished dinner the Tournament of Roses
sure, Lucca fulfilled a of numerous military with my wife; it was our Parade, visited wounded
secondary and unofficial working dog handlers, wedding anniversary. warriors and schools and
mission on deployments but out of the many out- A buddy of mine was attended major functions.
— boosting morale. standing handlers, there over there, and he said In April 2016, the Peo-
“Between missions, was one that stood out to I needed to call as soon ple’s Dispensary for Sick
I was able to take Luc- me, Cpl. Juan Rodriguez,” as I could, that Lucca Animals, a veterinary
ca’s searching harness Willingham shared. was injured. I went back charity in the United
off and let her interact It was Rodriguez who to the embassy and was Kingdom, awarded Lucca
with the troops we were was patrolling in a dry able to talk to them right the Dickin Medal, consid-
supporting. It helped take farm field in southern away.” ered the animal equiva-
the troops’ minds off our Afghanistan’s Helmand Rodriguez stayed by lent of the Victoria Cross.
current situation, and it River Valley with Lucca Lucca’s side, even sleep- It was the first time a U.S.
really brought a piece in March 2012 when the ing in her large crate, Marine Corps dog was
of home to a lot of the dog indicated on an IED. keeping Willingham given the honor.

Jan Swoope/Dispatch Staff

MEET THE JUNIOR GRAND MARSHALS: Winners in the Columbus Christmas
Parade Art Contest receive awards and prize monies Wednesday from Main Street
Columbus parade planning committee members at The Commercial Dispatch offices.
The local students will serve as junior grand marshals in the city’s 7 p.m. Christmas
parade Monday. They are, in front, from left, Luciana Gurrola, David Ross Chism,
Andrew Bradberry and Carter Hutchins. Second row: Isabella Kerstetter, Isaac Zaran-
dona, Isabelle Gilman, Ava Williams and Sadey McCraw. Behind them, from left, are
committee members Lisa Kerby, Shannon Bowen, Jimmy Parker and Barbara Bigelow.
More than 300 artworks were submitted in the contest.

Wassail Fest
Continued from Page 1C
tive Director Barbara Bigelow. “It is a Wassail Fest, everybody’s down here for
great time to come downtown, do some one purpose, Christmas music is play-
Christmas shopping, sample delicious ing and everything is decorated. It feels
wassail, be part of selecting the 2018 like a Hallmark movie downtown.”
Wassail Meister, dine in one of our
great downtown restaurants and just Among highlights
enjoy the season in beautiful, historic Mississippi University for Women
Columbus.” returns as an event partner Friday and
Coffee House on 5th is one of the will provide wassail at its CHEW food
many businesses prepping for Friday’s truck downtown, although they will not
fest. be judged in the competition.
“We try to plan for enough for about Music adding to the joyous atmo-
2,000 people to taste,” said barista sphere will come from the New Hope
Josiah Andrews, adding that this will Take One and Encore Show Choir
be his third or fourth year to personally performing at Leadership Plaza at the
participate. corner of Fifth Street South and College
Mira Mira Boutique proprietors Street throughout the evening. The Har-
Margaret Ann Borland and Tami Mc- mony GRITS quartet — Girls Ringing
Bryde experienced their first Wassail in the Sound — will also carol on the
Fest last December. They had only been sidewalks.
in business a month and were happily Main Street Columbus expressed
overwhelmed at the number of people appreciation to Wassail Fest sponsors:
the event attracted, said McBryde. The The W, DEX Imaging, Brislin Inc.,
shop’s cranberry-based wassail gar- Zachary’s and the City of Columbus.
nered second place. This year’s Wassail Meister winner
“Wassail Fest is fun, families, laugh- will be announced Dec. 14.
ter and just people excited, getting into Bigelow said, “Come join Main Street
the Christmas spirit,” remarked Bor- Columbus, downtown merchants, The
land. “Anything that happens at night W and the Wassail Fest sponsors for
(downtown) is always a plus, and we’ve this festive evening and make a memory
decided we want to be open on Thurs- not to be forgotten.”
days in December until at least 7 p.m.” For more information, contact Main
Coffee House’s Andrews added, “At Street Columbus, 662-328-6305.


Columbus’ official
Christmas Tree
Lighting was held at
the Old Highway 82
pedestrian bridge at
the Riverwalk Nov. 26,
complete with Santa,
caroling, storytime,
hot chocolate, crafts
and “snow.” — Photos
by Deanna Robinson/
Dispatch Staff

Trena Barksdale, Cameron, Jacobi and Angel Baldwin Cameron Jackson, Zaria Harrison, Sharnell Bonner, Aja Bonner, Brendon Jackson

Gwen Summerville, Ava Granderson Lexie, Randy and Bree Francisco Dylan Bush, Ivyanna Hines, Kharmen Smith

Hunter Perrigin, Diane Flanagan Carly, Carl and Heather Rutherford

Floats, bands and
holiday cheer high-
lighted the Starkville
Christmas Parade Nov.
26. — Photos by Chris
Jenkins/Special to The

Barrett, Stacey, Chris and Jace Gotwald Londie, Kensley, Breelyn and Bennett Smith

Graciann, Cynthia and Bart Williams Kylie, Anthony and Kingston Hodge Zoe Copeland, Bryleigh and Wendy McMinn

Juanita Holley, Donald Calmes Kristin Hubbard, Rebecca Banzhaf, Missy Walters Lilyann and Jennifer Haugen
2D SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2018 The Dispatch • www.cdispatch.com

Southern Gardening

Use Sorbet violas to add garden color until spring

re you reference to their hole and apply water-soluble
looking for prolific seed pro- fertilizer every three weeks
cool-season duction. Every fall, during normal watering. This
color that’s a sure they seem to pop up feeding keeps the plants at
thing — a take-it- in random places in their flowering best through
to-the-bank garden the garden. Wher- the cool season.
plant? Then, do I ever I have planted Like all bedding plants,
have the plant for them in my yard, violas are available at garden
you. Though quite they continue to centers in packs and in 3- or
small in stature, reappear for at least 4-inch pots.
this plant is huge a couple of years. Which one should you
in the color depart- Whenever I spot choose? The individual pots
ment. Now that I’ve Gary Bachman these volunteers, cost more but start with larger
got your attention, I let them grow to plants. The plants in packs are
the plant I’m referring to is the continue the cycle. a little cheaper per plant and
beautiful viola. My favorite variety is the have more per flat, but they
I’ve heard quite a few folks Sorbet series. These easily are take longer to fill in. I like to
call viola “little pansies,” and the best violas on the market, choose the contractor packs,
that’s not far from the truth. growing about 4 to 6 inches which have larger root systems
Gary Bachman/MSU Extension
Violas and pansies are very tall and wide. Sorbets are great The Sorbet series of violas stay compact through the entire sea- and are easier to work with,
close cousins. But don’t think choices when mass planted and son. These Sorbet violas are crossed with yellow Jump-ups. especially if I’m planting in
their diminutive stature means when established, they seem chilly weather and my fingers
these are — and I apologize for to cover the landscape with a I’ve seen lots of violas in violas, especially when grow- are cold.
the following phrase — garden floral blanket. my local garden centers, and ing them in containers. If you Make sure you pick out your
“pansies.” Sorbet violas resist stretch- unlike previous years, the se- think you’re taking a chance favorites to create a colorful
Violas are rough and tough, ing and stay compact through lection is still great. Remember planting now, let me tell you landscape today.
and they laugh at winter weath- the season, even as the tem- Gary Bachman is an Ex-
that viola root systems need something: Sorbet violas
er. The only real issue to watch perature starts to rise in the tension and research professor
time to grow and get estab- continue to perform well all the
is moisture. All violas need to spring. And the best aspect is of horticulture at the Missis-
grow in consistently moist soil, that their color selection seems lished before the cold winter way to Easter. sippi State University Coastal
and it is especially important to absolutely endless, with at least air sets in. The best news is Be sure to plant in full sun Research and Extension Center
monitor this issue in contain- 25 different colors available. that it’s not too late to start for the best flowering and in Biloxi and hosts Southern
ers. These colorful flowers are planting now. display. I always put a couple Gardening television and radio
Violas go by the common displayed above the foliage to I’m confident that we still of teaspoons of controlled-re- programs. Contact him at south-
name of Johnny Jump-ups, a really showoff. have enough time to plant lease fertilizer in the planting erngardening@msstate.edu.

Guidelines for holiday tipping

By LIZ WESTON life easier by providing 2. Match the tip ■ Hairstylists or ■ Doormen ($15 to before tipping individual
NerdWallet you with regular service barbers $80) workers. Post suggests
to the relationship

throughout the year — ■ Massage therapists, ■ Parking attendants that instead of tipping
oliday tips are a but if you get a lot of help, The amount you give facialists and manicurist ($10 to $30) your children’s teachers,
way to thank the that can get expensive. can reflect the quality For others, Post says, offer to buy classroom
people who make and frequency of your
your life easier. So why
Here are some guidelines
that may help you decide interactions. You might
amounts can vary:
■ Yard and garden
3. Not every helper supplies or go in with
other parents on a gift or
is it so hard to figure out whom to tip, and how: tip an occasional babysit- workers ($20 to $50 each) should be tipped gift card.
whom to tip and how ter the equivalent of ■ Trash and recycling If you tip someone
much? one evening’s pay, for regularly throughout
Guides published by 1. Cash is often best, example, while a live-in
collectors ($10 to $30)
■ Handyman ($15 to the year, a holiday tip 4. Make it pretty
etiquette experts don’t but not absolutely nanny could get a bonus $40) may not be necessary. Fresh, crisp bills
always agree on what’s required equal to one week’s pay, ■ Package deliverer Cash tips also aren’t tucked into a card with a
handwritten note? Classy.
appropriate. What people If you can afford to give or more. A small gift in ($20, if allowed; check appropriate for certain
actually do is another only a few dollars, a small addition to a tip is a nice with the company) people, such as profes- Wadded bills thrust at the
matter altogether. gift or homemade item touch when the relation- ■ U.S. Postal Service sionals (doctors, lawyers, service provider on your
Only about half of may be a better way of ship is more personal. mail carriers (small gift accountants) and anyone way out the door? Not so
Americans give any hol- expressing appreciation. A tip roughly equal to only; no cash, per USPS who works for an entity much. Ditto leaving an
iday tips, according to a Post remembers her par- the cost of a single visit rules) that prohibits them. For extra-large tip on a credit
recent Consumer Reports ents baking cookies and might be appropriate for: ■ Day care workers government workers, for card receipt. Something’s
survey, and those who do making candy for their ■ Housekeepers ($25 to $75 each for those example, a tip can look certainly better than
tip often give less than mail carriers, garbage col- ■ Babysitters who work with your like a bribe. Check with nothing, but putting
the amounts recommend- lectors and newspaper de- ■ Dog walkers and child; check with facility) nursing homes, home some care into your
ed by etiquette experts. livery folks. Of course, not groomers ■ Newspaper deliverer health care providers, presentation can demon-
Ideally, your holiday everyone is good in the ■ Personal trainers ($10 to $30) package delivery com- strate that you really do
tipping list would include kitchen — or welcomes ■ Pool cleaners ■ Building superinten- panies and day care appreciate what they do
everyone who makes your homemade goodies. ■ Snow shovelers dents ($20 to $80) centers, especially, for you.

Dear Abby

EAR ABBY: I am free lessons to their kin- keep silent. a good student, a great athlete and grandson would not be picking at the
a shy, 30-year- dergartner because it He should not be isolating you the popular. We are very proud of him. pimples if they didn’t bother HIM.
old woman. I would not only help me way he appears to be, which strikes The problem is, he has terrible acne Point out to your daughter-in-law that
stay at home with our to develop profession- me as worrisome. Is his motivation and picks at his face constantly. while your grandson’s acne may be
10-month-old, primarily ally, but also give me for keeping you in the house and His mother, my daughter-in-law, is “just a phase,” there are things that
because of our family’s some adult interaction, away from others the money or some- a nurse practitioner and a germa- can be done to clear it up, and the
financial situation. which I desperately thing else? phobe. I’m constantly surprised that solution is to consult a dermatologist
I am gifted in the need. Again, my hus- I think you should try doing what she doesn’t take him to a derma- before he gives himself scars that
visual arts, but because band doesn’t under- you have in mind and see how it tologist and remind him to keep his may last a lifetime. This would not
I don’t have an art stand this, and doesn’t works out. And if there are other hands away from the sores on his be intruding. It would be acting like
degree, I’m unable to want me to teach this young mothers in your area who face. I know it isn’t my place to cor- the loving, caring grandparent that
pursue a professional child for free. How can gather so their children can socialize, rect him or suggest a dermatologist. you are.
job in the arts. Instead, I make him see? — perhaps you could attend and make She certainly is aware that he has a TO MY JEWISH READERS: The
I have been advertising UNFULFILLED ARTIST IN some friendships there. If your hus- problem, but she acts like it doesn’t eight days of Hanukkah begin at
to teach private art PENNSYLVANIA band continues to be as possessive bother her. sundown. (So EARLY this year!)
lessons at home. One Dear Abby DEAR ARTIST: Your as he appears to be, consider calling While I realize this is a stage Happy Hanukkah, everyone! A joyous
month in, I have one husband appears to be the National Domestic Violence many teenagers go through and it Festival of Lights to all of us!
student. unusually controlling. Hotline at (800) 799-7233 for sug- will pass, his constant picking keeps Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van
The past months have been lone- Have you told him the reason you gestions. his face red and looking irritated. Is Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips,
ly, and I am aching for friendship. My want to give the family free art P.S. I encourage you to go for that there anything I can say or do to help and was founded by her mother,
husband doesn’t seem to understand lessons is so you can have some degree as soon as you are financially without intruding in their space? — Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby
this. We know one family, but we are much-needed adult interaction? If able. CARING GRANDMA IN TEXAS at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box
not close. I am considering offering you haven’t, you should, rather than DEAR ABBY: My grandson is 16, DEAR GRANDMA: Yes. Your 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Dec. psychic, yet it’s not your main decisions and actions become responsibilities will fall neatly limited to social manipulation. different roles in your life.
2). Think about what’s going power. Big results come from more concisely geared toward within reach. They can be solitary efforts, These roles can take a meta-
to happen this year. Try to see regular visualizations. See the the attainment of the future TAURUS (April 20-May too. You’ll recognize the game phorical minute to figure out.
it vividly. You’re increasingly outcome you want and your you see. Cancer and Aquarius 20). A reckless person may you play with yourself. Once Some shuffling and experi-
adore you. Your lucky numbers execute the same action as you recognize the loopy think- menting is to be expected.
are: 4, 40, 1, 18 and 9. a confident person, but the ing that isn’t serving you well, Also, these roles change.
ARIES (March 21-April reckless person is coming you’ll quickly change it. Stay open.
19). Your first responsibility is from hopelessness and the CANCER (June 22-July SAGITTARIUS (Nov.
to yourself — keeping yourself confident person is coming 22). To know that another 22-Dec. 21). The difference
healthy and strong on all the from optimism. This matters. person is thinking the best between a garden and a
levels, including the spiritual. Learn the intentions of others. about you, taking what you lawless patch of growth is not
Handle your responsibility to GEMINI (May 21-June say in the most positive that one is more beautiful or
yourself well and the other 21). Head games are not possible light and interpreting useful than the other. It’s that
good into all you do — it’s an one sticks to a plan.
ultimate form of success. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). 19). The villains aren’t all
You welcome the opportunity bad, and the heroes aren’t all
to try new things. That’s why good. It’s better not to gener-
you won’t mind today’s detour alize anyway. Each instance
all that much. It involves new needs to be taken out of
vantages and people and context, looked at separately
so has all the makings of an and then put back in context
adventure. and assessed in the whole.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb.
22). The person who under- 18). When food doesn’t
stands a concept extremely satisfy you and people around
well will be able to explain it you don’t engage you, it’s a
simply and concisely. If you’re sign. If immediate needs can’t
confused by an explanation, seem to be met in the way
seek a more expert teacher. they usually would be, there’s
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). something deeper that needs
If it seems as though you still your attention.
don’t have what you’re looking PISCES (Feb. 19-March
for, maybe you’re just looking 20). Each ecosystem can
in the wrong direction. “All support only a certain number
things on Earth your will shall of living organisms. The vari-
win you. ... But the Kingdom ous social groups around you
— the Kingdom is within you.” are the same. The large and
— Rudyard Kipling more inclusive groups have
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. the potential to make you very
21). Different friends have happy now.
The Dispatch • www.cdispatch.com Sunday, December 2, 2018 3D

Church Directory
Where the Spirit of the Lord is
“There is Liberty”
Kenneth Montgomery
Proudly serving our community
for over 30 years These church directory pages are made possible by the sponsorship of the following businesses.
ASSEMBLIES OF GOD Waterworks. Sunday School 10 a.m., Sunday Worship 11 OAKLAND MB CHURCH — 18 Fairport Road, Crawford.
CALVARY ASSEMBLY OF GOD — Lehmberg Rd. and a.m. and 6 p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Rev. Pat Creel, Pastor. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday
Bennett Rd. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. and 6 OPEN DOOR M.B. CHURCH — Starkville Sportsplex, 405 Bible study 7 p.m., Mass Choir Rehearsal - Wed. before 1st
p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Eric Crews, Pastor. Lynn Lane, Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. 1st and 2nd Sun. 6 p.m., Male Chorus Rehearsal - Wed. before
FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD — 2201 Military Road. 2nd and 4th Sundays. Donnie Jones, Pastor. 662-263-7102 3rd Sun. 6 p.m., Junior Choir Rehearsal - Wed. before 4th
Christian Education 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m., Nursery PLEASANT GROVE MB CHURCH — 1914 Moor High Sun. 6 p.m. Rev. Sammy L. White, Pastor.
Church (2-3 yrs.) Super Church (children)10:30 a.m. Road, Crawford. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 11 PLEASANT GROVE ROBINSON MB CHURCH — 9203
Worship 6 p.m. Wednesday 7 p.m. Nursery provided for all a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Rev. Riley Forrest, Sr., Pastor. Hwy. 389 N., Starkville. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship
services. Jody Gurley, Pastor. 662-328-6374 662-272-8221 11:15 a.m., Wednesday Prayer Service/Bible Study 7 p.m.
NEW LIFE ASSEMBLY OF GOD — 4474 New Hope Road. PLEASANT HILL BAPTIST — 1383 Pleasant Hill Rd. Pastor George A. Sanders. 456-0024
Worship 10:30 a.m., Children’s Church 10:30 a.m., Jack Sunday Worship 10 a.m. & 6 p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Bill PLEASANT RIDGE MB CHURCH — Ridge Rd. Sunday
Medley, Pastor. 662-664-0852 Hurt, Pastor. 662-329-3921 School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday 6 p.m. A.
BAPTIST PLYMOUTH BAPTIST CHURCH — 187 Plymouth Rd. Edwards, Sr., Pastor.
ANTIOCH BAPTIST CHURCH — Hwy. 45 N. Sunday Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Rev. Randy PROVIDENCE MB CHURCH — Old Hwy. 69 S. Sunday
School 9:45 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Discipleship Training 5 Rigdon, Pastor. Neil Shepherd, Music. School 9:30 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Rev.
p.m., Worship 6 p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Mitch McWilliams, SOVEREIGN FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH — 7852 Hwy. Gilbert Anderson, Pastor.
Pastor. 662-328-4765 12 E., Steens. Sunday Worship 10 a.m., Service 5 p.m., SAINT MATTHEWS MB CHURCH — 1213 Island Rd.
Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Charles Young, Pastor.

Bill Russell
ARMSTRONG BAPTIST CHURCH — 1707 Yorkville Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday
Rd. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. Bible Study SOVEREIGN GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH — 12859 Martin 6:30 p.m. Curtis Clay, Sr., Pastor.
Wednesday 7 p.m. Rev. William Vaughn, Pastor. 662- Road Spur, Northport, Ala. Worship 11 a.m., Sunday Bible SALEM MB CHURCH — Hwy. 86, Carrollton, Ala. Sunday
328-0670 Study noon. Todd Bryant, Pastor. sovereigngrace.net School 9:30 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday 6 p.m. Rev.
ARTESIA BAPTIST CHURCH — Sunday School 10 a.m., STATE LINE BAPTIST CHURCH — 7560 Hwy. 1282 E. David J. Johnson, Jr., Pastor.
Worship 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Wednesday 6 p.m. Pastor Jeff Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m., Wednesday SECOND JAMES CREEK MB CHURCH — 4898 Baldwin
Morgan. Night small group 6:30 p.m. Robert Gillis, Pastor. 662- Rd., Brooksville. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 11 a.m.
BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH — 3232 Military Road. 329-2973 Pastor Michael Tate. 662-738-5855
Sunday School 10:00 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., TEMPLE OF DELIVERANCE BAPTIST CHURCH — SOUTHSIDE MB CHURCH — 100 Nashville Ferry Rd. E.
Wednesday Bible Study 6 p.m. Walter Butler, Pastor. 4307 Sand Rd., Steens. Maurice Williams, Pastor. Sunday Sunday School 8:30 a.m., Worship 10 a.m., Wednesday
BETHESDA BAPTIST CHURCH — 2096 Bethesda School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., Wednesday 7 6:30 p.m. Rev. Rayfield Evins Jr., Pastor.
2500 Military Road Suite 1 p.m. 662-327-2580
Columbus, MS Rd, Crawford. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., SIXTH AVENUE MB CHURCH — 1519 Sixth Ave. N.
Discipleship Training 6:00 p.m., Worship 7 p.m., Wednesday UNITED CHRISTIAN BAPTIST CHURCH — 2 blocks east Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Sunday 11 a.m., Bible Study
662-328-7500 WEST REALTY COMPANY of Hwy. 69 on Yorkville Rd. Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship
westrealtycompany.com 7:00 p.m. Allan Dees, Pastor. 662-272-8734 Wednesday 7 p.m. Rev. W.C. Talley, Pastor. 662-329-2344
Don West, Broker/Owner BORDER SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH — 12771 Hwy. 10:15 a.m. Steven James, Pastor. SPRINGFIELD MB CHURCH — 6369 Hwy. 45 S. (1st & 3rd
12 E., Caledonia. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 UNIVERSITY BAPTIST CHURCH — 1104 Louisville St., Sunday) Sunday School 10:30 a.m., Worship 11:30 a.m.,
a.m., Kids for Christ 5 p.m., Discipleship Training 5:15 p.m., Starkville (located in Fellowship Hall of St. Luke Lutheran (1st & 3rd Wednesday) 7 p.m. Robert Gavin, Pastor. 662-
Worship 6 p.m., Wednesday Bible Study – Adults, Children, Church). Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. Bert 327-9843
Northeast Exterminating and Youth classes 7 p.m. Dan Louman, Pastor. 662-386- Montgomery, Pastor. www.ubcstarkville.org
0541. Brad Creely, Minister of Music and Youth, 662-312- Sunday School 9:15 a.m., Worship 8 a.m. & 11 a.m. B.T.U. 5
If it Jimmy Linley • Richard Linley
8749. www. borderspringsbaptistchurch.com off of Mill Rd. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. and
6 p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Pastor, Al Hamm.
p.m., Worship 6 p.m., Wednesday 6 p.m. Rev. Joe Peoples,
crawls, Columbus
Brooksville. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 10:55 a.m. WOODLAND BAPTIST CHURCH — 3033 Ridge Rd.
St. James MB CHURCH — 6525 Hardy-Billups Rd.,
call... 662-329-9992 and 6 p.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m.
Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m., Worship 6
p.m., AWANA Wednesday 6:30 p.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m.
Crawford. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. and
6:15 p.m. Rev. Chad Payton, Pastor.
Caledonia. Sunday Men’s Prayer Service 9:30 a.m., Shelby Hazzard, Senior Pastor. Brad Wright, Director of St. JOHN MB CHURCH — 3477 Motley Rd., Sunday
BRISLIN, INC. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Bible Study 4
p.m., Worship 5 p.m., Wednesday Bible Study 6 p.m. Bob
Student Ministries.
School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday Bible Study 7
p.m. Joe Brooks, Pastor. 327-7494.
Sales • Service • Installation 7th St. S. Sunday School 8 a.m., Worship 9:30 a.m.,
Burch, Pastor. ST. PAUL MB CHURCH — Robinson Rd. Sunday School
Residential • Commercial • Industrial CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH — 295 Dowdle Dr. Sunday Wednesday 7 p.m., Youth Ministry Wednesday 4:30 p.m. 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday 6 p.m. Rev. Willie
Since 1956 School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m., Adult Choir Rev. Brian Hood, Pastor. Mays, Pastor.
www.brislininc.com rehearsals and Discipleship Training 5 p.m., Worship 6 INDEPENDENT BAPTIST ST. PAUL MB CHURCH — 1800 Short Main St. Disciple
BETHESDA CHURCH — 1800 Short Main. Sunday School
4051 Military Road • 662-328-5814 p.m., Wednesday 6:15 p.m. Rev. Ralph Windle, Interim
9:45 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Nathaniel
Training/Sunday School 8 a.m., Worship 9:00 a.m. Rev.
Pastor. 662-328-6741 John F. Johnson, Pastor. 662-241-7111
Best, Pastor. E-mail: bethesdambchurch@yahoo.com
BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH — 5860 Hwy. 50 E., West
Ala. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Barton Ferry Rd., West Point. Sunday School 9:30 a.m.,
Point. Sunday School 10 a.m., Service 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.,
(6 p.m. - Daylight Savings Time), Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Wil Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday Bible Study 6 p.m.
Wednesday 7 p.m.
Corbett, Pastor. 205-270-1845 UNION BAPTIST MB CHURCH — 101 Weaver Rd.
CANAAN BAPTIST CHURCH — 1008 Lehmberg Rd. (Hwy. 69 S) Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 11 a.m.,
Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.,
Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Service and Children’s Church Wednesday 6 p.m. Pastor McSwain.
Wednesday 7 p.m. Martin “Buddy” Gardner, Pastor.
10:30 a.m., Worship 6 p.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Paul TABERNACLE MB CHURCH — Magnolia Drive, Macon.
Shaw, Pastor. 662-327-3771 Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday 6
Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.,
CANAAN MB CHURCH — 2425 Bell Ave. Sunday School p.m.
Wednesday 7 p.m. 662-327-1130
8:15 a.m., Worship 9:30 a.m., Wednesday Bible Study 6 UNION HOPEWELL MB CHURCH — 150 Spurlock Rd.
p.m. Jimmy Pounds, Pastor. 662-327-1226 Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday 6
Starkville in the Comfort Suites Conference Room, Sunday
COMMUNITY BAPTIST CHURCH — 2490 Yorkville p.m. Carlton Jones, Pastor.
School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Pastor
Rd. East Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m., WOODLAWN LANDMARK MB CHURCH — 8086 Hwy.
John Harvey. slbcstarkville.org 662-648-0282
INDUSTRIAL SERVICES, INC Wednesday Bible Study, Children & Youth Classes 6:30
12. East, Steens. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m.
p.m. Matt Moehring, Pastor. Edward Rhinewalt, Music and 5 p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. David Retherford, Pastor.
www.hydrovaconline.com Director. 662-327-5306
Grove Road, Caledonia. Sunday School 9:20 a.m., Worship
CORNERSTONE BAPTIST CHURCH — 844 Old West Carson Rd. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11:15 a.m.,
11:00 a.m., Bible Study Wednesday 6:20 p.m. David O.
Jarrett’s Towing Point Rd., Starkville. Sunday 10:30 a.m. Greg Upperman,
Pastor. 662-323-6351 or visit www.cornerstonestarkville.
Williams, Pastor. 662-356-4968.
ANTIOCH MB CHURCH — 2304 Seventh Ave. N. Sunday
Wednesday 7 p.m. John Sanders, Pastor.
ZION GATE MB CHURCH — 1202 5th St. S. Sunday
Wrecker Service com School 9:30 a.m., Worship 8 a.m. and 10:45., Children’s
School 9 a.m., Worship 10 a.m., Wednesday 6 p.m. Kenny
EAST END BAPTIST CHURCH — 380 Hwy. 50 W. (Hwy. Church 10:15 a.m., Worship 5 p.m., Wednesday 6 p.m. Dr.
5209 N. Hwy 182 E. • Columbus, MS 39702 50 and Holly Hills Rd.) Sunday School 9:15 a.m., Worship
Bridges, Pastor.
James A. Boyd, Pastor.
BETHLEHEM MB CHURCH — 293 Bethlehem Road,
329-2447 We unlock 10:30 a.m., Worship 5 p.m. followed by Discipleship
Training, Mission Friends and GAs 5 p.m., Sanctuary Choir
Caledonia. Sunday School 1st and 4th Sundays 8 a.m., 2nd PRIMITIVE BAPTIST
If no answer 251-2448 cars & 3rd Sundays 9:30 a.m., Worship 1st & 4th Sundays 9:30
6:30 p.m., Wednesday Prayer Meeting, Youth Worship, a.m., 2nd & 3rd Sundays 11 a.m., Wednesdays 6 p.m. Rev. Washington St. & Columbus St., Aberdeen. Sunday 10:30
Preschool & Children’s Choirs 6:30 p.m. Bryon Benson, a.m. and 2 p.m. Herb Hatfield, Pastor. 662-369-4937
R Free Estimates Willie James Gardner, Pastor. 662-356-4424
LER OO Pastor. 662-328-5915 BLESSING MB CHURCH — Starkville Sportsplex, Activity HAMILTON PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH — Flower
EE FIN Licensed
& Insured
EASTVIEW BAPTIST CHURCH — 1316 Ben Christopher Center 405 Lynn Lane Road. Sunday Worship 2nd, 4th & Farm Rd., 2 miles South of Hamilton, just off Hwy. 45.

W H INC. G Rd. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday 7 5th Sundays 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Pastor Martin. 662-744-0561 Sunday 10:30 a.m. Jesse Phillips, Pastor. 662-429-2305
COMMERCIAL p.m. Junior Eads, Pastor. 662-329-2245 BRICK MB CHURCH — Old Macon Rd. Sunday School SPRINGHILL P.B. CHURCH — 3996 Sandyland Road,
“A Family Business Since 1946” RESIDENTIAL FAIRVIEW BAPTIST CHURCH — 127 Airline Rd. 9:30 a.m. each Sunday, Worship 2nd and 4th Sundays only Macon, MS. Walter Lowery Jr., Pastor. Sunday School 9:00
Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:15 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., 11 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Rev. Everett Little, Pastor. a.m., Worship 10:00 a.m., Tuesday Bible Study 6 p.m. 662-
662-328-3625 • 662-328-7612 Wednesday 6 p.m. Dr. Breck Ladd, Pastor. 662-328-2924 CALVARY FAITH CENTER — Hwy. 373 & Jess Lyons 738-5006.

Rae’s Jewelry
Road. Sunday Worship 8:00 a.m., Sunday School 9 a.m.,
Parra Rd. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. Rev. Worship 10 a.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Pastor Robert North of Caledonia on Wolf Rd, Hamilton. Sunday 10:30
Michael Love, Pastor. 662-434-5252 Bowers, Pastor. 662-434-0144 a.m. & 1st Sunday Night at 6:30 p.m. Elder Joseph Mettles,
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH — 7th St. and 2nd. Ave. CEDAR GROVE MB CHURCH — 286 Swartz Dr. Worship Pastor. 662-369-2532
N. Sunday Worship 8:45 a.m., Sunday School 10 a.m. ANGLICAN CATHOLIC
Authorized Dealer (Worship televised at 10 a.m. on WCBI-TV, Columbus
Services 11:15 a.m., Sunday School 10 a.m., Wednesday
6:30 p.m. Johnnie Richardson, Pastor. 662-434-6528 SAINT DAVID’S AT MAYHEW — 549 Mayhew Rd.,
Citizens and Pulsar Watches Cable Channel 7), Contemporary Worship 11 a.m.; Sunday CHRISTIAN HILL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH Mayhew. Holy Eucharist - Sunday 10 a.m. 662-244-5939
5 p.m. Worship at 3000 Bluecutt Road, Midweek Prayer or anglicancatholic.org
Downtown Columbus 662-328-8824 Service Wednesday 6:00 p.m. located downtown. Dr.
— 14096 MS Hwy. 388, Brooksville, MS 39739, Sunday
School 9:45 a.m., Worship 11:00 a.m., Wednesday 6:30
Shawn Parker, Pastor. 662-245-0540 columbusfbc.org ANNUNCIATION CATHOLIC CHURCH — 808 College
When Caring Counts... FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF STEENS — 40 Odom Rd.,
p.m. Bobby Bowen, Pastor. 662-738-5837/549-6100
St. Mass Schedules are as follows: Sunday 8 a.m. & 10:30
CHRIST MB CHURCH — 110 2nd Ave. S. Sunday School
Steens. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. and 6 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday 6 p.m., B.T.U. a.m., Monday, Wednesday & Friday 8 a.m., Tuesday 5:30
p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Program every 1st & 3rd Sunday 6 p.m. p.m., Thursday 8:30 a.m., and Annunciation Catholic
FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST — 125 Yorkville Rd. W. Sunday ELBETHEL MB CHURCH — 2205 Washington Ave. School (during the school year). Father Jeffrey Waldrep,
School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Wednesday 7 Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday Priest.
FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY p.m. John Gainer, Pastor. 662-328-6024 or 662-328-3183 7:00 p.m., Rev. Leroy Jones, Pastor. CHRISTIAN
1131 Lehmberg Rd., Columbus • 662-328-1808 GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH — 708 Airline Rd. Sunday FAITH HARVEST MB CHURCH — 4266 Sand Road. FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH — 811 N. McCrary. Jerry
School 9 a.m., Worship 10 a.m. & 6 p.m., Wednesday 6 p.m. Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10 a.m., Bible class Mitchell, Pastor. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30
Charles Whitney, Pastor. Tuesday 6 p.m. Hugh L. Dent, Pastor. 662-243-7076. a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday, 7 p.m.
S. Sunday 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Pastor Sammy Burns. 662- School 9 a.m., Worship 10:45 a.m., Wednesday Bible CHRISTIAN SCIENCE CHURCH — 720 4th Ave. N. and
328-1096 Study 7 p.m. Rev. Jimmy L. Rice, Pastor. 662-328-1913 8th St. N. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m.
East between Gattman & Amory. Sunday School 10 a.m., School 9:30 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday 6 p.m. Dr. CALEDONIA CHURCH OF CHRIST — Main St.,
Worship 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Wednesday 7:15 p.m. Rev. Stanley K. McCrary, Pastor. 662-327-7473 or 662-251-4185 Caledonia. Sunday Bible Study 9 a.m., Worship 10 a.m.
John Walden, Pastor. 662-356-4445 GREATER MT. OLIVE M.B. CHURCH — 1856 Carson Rd. and 5 p.m., Wednesday 6 p.m.
IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH — 6342 Military Rd., Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:15 a.m., Wednesday 7 CHURCH OF CHRIST — 4362 Hwy. 69 S. Sunday Worship

Shelton Cleaners
Steens. Bible Study 10:30 a.m., Worship 9:15 a.m. and 6 a.m. Donald Henry, Pastor. 9:30 a.m. , Wednesday 6 p.m. Loviah Johnson 662-574-
p.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m. 662-328-1668 HALBERT MISSION MB CHURCH — 2199 Halbert Church 0426 or E-mail: jtychicus00@gmail.com
KOLOLA SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH — Caledonia. Rd., Ethelsville, Ala. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 CHURCH OF CHRIST — 437 Gregory Rd. Sunday Bible
3189 Hwy 45 N. • 328-5421 Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m., AWANA a.m. Ernest Prescott, Pastor. class 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Wednesday 7
4:45-6 Ages 2-12th grade (Sept. - May), Worship 5 p.m., HOPEWELL MB CHURCH — 4892 Ridge Rd. Sunday p.m. Richard Latham, Minister. 662-328-4705
1702 6th St. N. • 328-5361 Choir Practice Wednesday 6 p.m., 252 Basics Children’s School 8 a.m., Worship 9 a.m., Minister Terry Johnson, CHURCH OF CHRIST DIVINE — 1316 15th St. S. Morning
Ministry an Cross Training Youth Wednesday 7 p.m., Interim Pastor. Worship (3rd & 5th Sunday) 8:30 a.m., Sunday School
Wednesday Bible Study 7 p.m. Rev. Don Harding, Pastor. JERUSALEM MB CHURCH — 14129 Hwy 12 E., 9:45 a.m., Morning Worship 11:30 a.m., Wednesday Night
LONGVIEW BAPTIST CHURCH — 991 Buckner Street, Caledonia. Sunday School 8:30 a.m., Worship 9:30 a.m., Bible Study 7 p.m. 662-327-6060 Bishop Timothy L. Heard,
Longview. Sunday School 10:00 a.m., Worship 11:00 a.m., Wednesday Bible Study 6 p.m. Rev. Willie Petty, Sr., Pastor. Pastor.
Discipleship Training 5:15 p.m., Evening Worship 6:00 p.m.; MAPLE STREET BAPTIST — 219 Maple St. Sunday COLUMBUS CHURCH OF CHRIST — 2401 7th St. N.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 p.m. Pastor Larry W. School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m., Sunday Bible Class 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m., Sunday
APAC-MISSISSIPPI, INC. Yarber, or email ynyministry@yahoo.com, 662-769-4774 Wednesday 6 p.m. Joseph Oyeleye, Pastor. 662-328-4629 Bible Study 5 p.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Lendy Bartlett,
Michael Bogue & Employees MCBEE BAPTIST CHURCH — 2846 Hwy. 50 E. Sunday MILLERS CHAPEL MB CHURCH — 425 East North Minister of Community Outreach; Paul Bennett, Family Life
School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m., Discipleship Training St. Macon. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Minister; Billy Ferguson, Minister of Discipleship.
Lake Norris Rd. 328-6555 5 p.m., Worship 6 p.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Rev. Jimmy Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Ron Houston, Pastor. EAST COLUMBUS CHURCH OF CHRIST — Highway
Ray, Pastor. 662-328-7177 MISSIONARY UNION BAPTIST CHURCH — 1207 5th 182 E. at Gaylane. Sunday Worship 9 a.m., Bible Study
MIDWAY BAPTIST CHURCH — Holly Hills Rd. Sunday Ave. N. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Baptist 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. http://
School 9:45 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday 6 p.m., Training Union 5 p.m., Worship 6 p.m., Wednesday 6 p.m. eastcolumbuschurch.com
Prayer Service every Saturday 6 p.m. Rev. Denver Clark, Rev. Tony A. Montgomery, Pastor. HWY. 69 CHURCH OF CHRIST — 2407 Hwy. 69 S. Sunday
Pastor. MOUNT ZION M.B. CHURCH — 2221 14th Ave. N. Sunday Bible Study 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:15 a.m. and 6 p.m.,
MOUNT PISGAH BAPTIST CHURCH — 2628 East Tibbee School 9 a.m., Worship 10 a.m., Tuesday Bible Study 7 Wednesday 7 p.m. www.highway69coc.com
Rd., West Point. Sunday Worship each week 8 a.m., 1st, p.m. Jesse J. Slater, Pastor. 662-328-4979 LONE OAK CHURCH OF CHRIST — 1903 Lone Oak Rd.,
3rd and 5th Sunday Worship 11:30 a.m., Sunday School MT. ARY MB CHURCH — 291 S. Frontage Rd., Lot #4. Steens. Bible Study 9 a.m., Worship 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.,
9:30 a.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Donald Wesley, Pastor. Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10 a.m., Wednesday 6 p.m. Wednesday 7 p.m.
MOUNT ZION BAPTIST CHURCH — 1791 Lake Lowndes Rev. Erick Logan, Pastor. MAGNOLIA CHURCH OF CHRIST — 161 Jess Lyons
Rd. Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:15 a.m. and 6 p.m., MT. AVERY BAPTIST CHURCH — 12311 Nashville Ferry Rd. Bible Study 9:15 a.m., Worship, 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.,
Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Steve Lammons, Pastor. 662-328- Rd. E. Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10 a.m. every Wednesday 7 p.m. Minister David May, Pastor. 662-769-
2811 Sunday except 5th Sunday. Rev. John Wells, Pastor. 5514.
MT. VERNON CHURCH — 200 Mt. Vernon Rd. Sunday MT. OLIVE MB CHURCH — 2020 Atkin Rd., Millport, Ala. NORTH HILLCREST CHURCH OF CHRIST — 900 North
Telephone: 662-327-1467 Worship 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., Service Life Groups for Sunday School 9 a.m. Worship Service 10 a.m. Pastor Hillcrest, Aberdeen, MS 39730, Sunday Worship 10:00
all ages 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., Connection Cafe 10 a.m., Benny W. Henry. 205-662-3923 a.m., Wednesday Bible Study 6:00 p.m., Bro. Arthur
P.O. Box 1278 • 1616 7th Ave. S., Columbus, MS 39703 Discovery Zone. 662-328-3042 mtvchurch.com NEW HOPE MB CHURCH — 271 Church St., Artesia. Burnett, Minister, 662-304-6098. Email: nhill crestcoc@
MURRAH’S CHAPEL BAPTIST CHURCH — 9297 Hwy. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday 6 gmail.com
69 S. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. and p.m. Thomas E. Rice is Pastor. 662-494-1580 STEENS CHURCH OF CHRIST — Steens Vernon Rd. 9:15
6:30 p.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m. NEW BAPTIST TEMPLE MB CHURCH — 5937 Nashville a.m. Bible Study, Worship 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., Wednesday
NEW COVENANT BAPTIST CHURCH — Highway 50 E. Ferry Rd. E. Sunday School 9 a.m. each week except 5th 7 p.m. Larry Montgomery, Minister.
Sunday School 9 a.m., Service 10 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Sunday, Worship 10 a.m. each week except 5th Sunday, 10TH AVE. N. CHURCH OF CHRIST — 1828 10th Ave. N.
Ed Nix, Pastor. 5th Sundays: Ushers Board Fellowship. Rev. L.A. Gardner, Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m., Bible Class
NEW JOURNEY CHURCH — 3123 New Hope Rd. Sunday Pastor. 662-329-3321 5 p.m., Worship 6 p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Willie McCord,
Worship 10:30 a.m., Small Groups 5:30 p.m., Kevin Edge, NEW ZION PILGRIM MB CHURCH — 5253 New Hope Minister.
Pastor. 662-315-7753 or thenewjourneychurch.org Rd. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship Services 11 a.m., WOODLAWN CHURCH OF CHRIST — Woodlawn
NEW SALEM BAPTIST CHURCH — 7086 Wolfe Rd., 3 Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Rev. Christopher Wriley, Pastor. Community. Sunday 9 a.m., Worship 9:45 a.m., Worship 6
miles south of Caledonia. Sunday Worship 8:00 a.m. & 10:30 NEW ZION STEENS MB CHURCH — 3301 Sand Rd. p.m., Wednesday 7:30 p.m. Willis Logan, Minister.
a.m., Sunday School 9:15 a.m., Sunday Evening - AWANA Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10 a.m., Wednesday 6 p.m. CHURCH OF GOD
4 p.m., Discipleship Training, Youth & Adult 5 p.m., Evening Pastor Rev. Billy D. Hill. 662-329-5224 CHURCH OF GOD IN JESUS’ NAME — Hwy. 12. Sunday
Worship 6 p.m., Wednesday - Adults, Youth & Children 6:30 OAK GROVE MB CHURCH — 1090 Taylor Thurston Rd. 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., Tuesday 7 p.m. David Sipes, Pastor.
p.m. 662-356-4940 www.newsalembaptistcaledonia.com Sunday School 9:00 a.m., Worship 10 a.m., 5th Sunday 8 CORNERSTONE WORSHIP CENTER — 7840 Wolfe Rd.
Bro. Mel Howton, Pastor. a.m., Wednesday Bible Study 6:15 p.m. Pastor Therman Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Wednesday
NORTHSIDE FREE WILL BAPTIST — 14th Ave. and Cunningham Sr., 662-328-5546
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LATTER RAIN CHURCH OF GOD — 721 7th Ave. S. Communion 4 p.m. (beginning Nov. 4) Rev. Jimmy Criddle, Worship Service Sunday 10:30 a.m. Bruce Morgan, Pastor.
Lead Pastor. Rev. Anne Russell Bradley, Associate Pastor. NEW HORIZONS GOSPEL ASSEMBLY — 441 18th St. S.

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Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. Wednesday 6
p.m. Brenda Othell Sullivan, Pastor. Rev. Aislinn Kopp, Associate Pastor. 328-5252 Sunday 10 a.m. Dr. Joe L. Bowen, Pastor.
Lyons Rd. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. Honnoll Mill Rd., Caledonia. Sunday Worship Service 9:30 Road. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Every
a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Charity Gordon, Pastor. Funeral Homes & Crematory
Funeral Homes
and 6 p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Clarence Roberts, Pastor. 2nd and 4th Sunday Intercessory Prayer 9 a.m., Wednesday
6:30 p.m. Pastor Donna Anthony. 662-241-0097 www.memorialfuneral.net 662-328-4432
Sunday Connect Groups 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m., Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10 a.m. Rev. Raphael www.gunterandpeel.com 662-328-2354
Terry, Pastor. 662-328-1109 THE LORD’S HOUSE — 441 18th St. S. Thursday 7 p.m.
Wednesday Worship 7 p.m.; Nursery available for all Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m.
services (newborn-4). Scott Volland, Pastor. 662-328-1256 HEBRON C.M.E. CHURCH — 1910 Steens Road, Steens.
Meets first, second and third Sundays, Bible class each THE RIVER CHURCH — 822 North Lehmberg Rd., Sunday
or www.yorkvilleheights.com
ZION ASSEMBLY CHURCH OF GOD — 5580 Ridge Road. Wednesday at 7 p.m. Earnest Sanders, Pastor. Worship 10 a.m., Children’s Church 3&4 yr. old, 5-12 yr. old.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m., MILITARY CHAPEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH — Wednesday Worship 6:45 p.m. Pastor Chuck Eubanks.
Wednesday 7 p.m. Byron Harris, Pastor. Hwy. 12, Steens. Sunday School 9:45, Service 11 a.m.. THE SHEPHERD’S CARE & SHARE MINISTRY CHURCH
CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST Meet on 2nd and 4th Sundays. Wednesday Bible Study — 312 N. Lehmberg Rd., Sunday Prayer Time 9:50 a.m.,
BIBLE WAY PROGRESSIVE CHURCH OF GOD IN 6:00 p.m. Rev. Antra Geeter, Pastor. 662-327-4263 Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Thursday Bible
CHRIST — 426 Military Rd. Sunday School 8 a.m., NEW HOPE CME CHURCH — 1452 Yorkville Road East, Study 6 p.m., Annie Hines, Planter and Pastor. 662-570-
Worship 9 a.m., Monday Prayer 6 p.m., Wednesday Bible Columbus. Sunday School 10:00 a.m., Worship service 1856
Study 6 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday Prayer Noon. Tommy first, third and fourth Sunday (Youth Sunday) 11:00 a.m., TRIBE JUDAH MINISTRIES — 730 Whitfield St., Starkville.
Williams, Pastor. Wednesday Bible Study 5:00 p.m. Rev. Cornelia Naylor,
Sunday Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday Bible School 7 p.m.
FIFTEENTH ST. CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST — 917 Pastor. 662-328-5309
Rev. Greg and Rev. Michelle Mostella, Pastors. 662-617-
15th St. N. Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. and NEW HOPE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH — 2503 New
Hope Road. Sunday Worship 8:45 a.m., Sunday School 10 4088
6 p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Marion C. Bonner, Pastor. TRUE GOSPEL EVANGELISTIC MINISTRY — 2119
GREATER PENTECOSTAL TEMPLE CHURCH OF GOD a.m., Tuesday Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Rev. Sarah Windham,
Pastor. 662-329-3555 7th. Ave. N., Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m.,
IN CHRIST — 1601 Pickensville Rd., Sunday School 9:30
ORR’S CHAPEL CME CHURCH — Nicholson Street, Tuesday Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Clyde and Annie Edwards,
a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Monday 6 p.m., Tuesday 7 p.m.,
Friday 7 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. Ocie Salter, Pastor.
Brooksville. Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10 a.m.,
Saturday 9 a.m.
5429 Hwy. 45 N. Sunday Prayer 8 a.m., Sunday School PINEY GROVE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH — 102 Caledonia. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. and 5 Since 1960
8:30 a.m., Worship 9:30 a.m., 4th Sunday Fellowship Fernbank Rd., Steens. Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m., Sunday
School 10:45 a.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Andy Tentoni.
p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Eugene O’Mary, Pastor.
24 Hour Towing
Lunch, Youth Sunday 4th Sunday, Wednesday Bible Study
6 p.m. Elder Robert L. Brown, Jr., Pastor. 662-327-4221. SANDERS CHAPEL CME CHURCH — 521 15th St. N. — 5450 Cal-Kolola Rd, Caledonia. Sunday School 9:30 1024 Gardner Blvd.
Email: mr.endure@aol.com Sunday School 8 a.m., Sunday 9 a.m., Tuesday 11:45 a.m.
Rev. Dr. Luther Minor, Pastor.
a.m., Worship 10:45 a.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Pastor 328-8277
NOW FAITH CENTER MINISTRIES — 425 Military Road, Francisco Brock, Sr. 662-356-8252
Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11:30 a.m., Tuesday Night SHAEFFERS CHAPEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
— 1007 Shaeffers Chapel Rd., Traditional Worship Service UNITED FAITH INTER-DENOMINATIONAL MINISTRIES
Bible Study 7 p.m. Elder Samuel Wilson, Pastor. — 1701 22nd Street North, Columbus. Sunday Worship
OPEN DOOR CHURCH OF GOD — 711 S. Thayer Ave., 9 a.m., Rev. Curtis Bray, Pastor.
ST. JAMES UNITED METHODIST CHURCH — 722 8:30 a.m. -10 a.m., Wednesday Bible Study 6 p.m.-7 p.m.
Aberdeen. Sunday School 10:30 a.m., Worship 11:30 a.m.,
Military Rd. Breakfast 9:20 a.m., Sunday School 9:40 a.m., Rone F. Burgin, Sr., Pastor/Founder. 662-328-0948
Tuesday Bible School 10 a.m. & 6 p.m., 2nd & 4th Thursday
Worship 11 a.m., Sunday Evening Worship 6 p.m., Adult/ VIBRANT CHURCH — 500 Holly Hills Rd. Sunday 9 a.m.,
Evangelist Night 6 p.m. Johnnie Bradford, Pastor. 662-574-
2847. Children Bible Study Wednesday 6 p.m., Young Adult Bible 10:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. The Grove Coffee Cafe 8 a.m.,
PETER’S ROCK TEMPLE CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST Study Thursday 7 p.m. Rev. Paul E. Luckett, Pastor. Wednesday 7 p.m. The Grove 6:30 p.m. Nursery provided
— 223 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Starkville. Sunday ST. PAUL INDEPENDENT METHODIST CHURCH — through age 3. Jason Delgado, Pastor. 662-329-2279
Worship 7:45 a.m., 10 a.m., 6 p.m., Sunday School 9 a.m., Freeman Rd. Sunday School 10 a.m., Sunday Services 11 WORD IN ACTION MINISTRY CHRISTIAN CENTER —
Wednesday Bible Study 7 p.m. a.m. and 5 p.m. Youth activities 5 p.m. John Powell, Pastor. 2648 Tom St., Sturgis. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship
VICTORY TEMPLE CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST — ST. PAUL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH — 307 South 11 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Curtis Davis, Pastor. 662-230-
Minnie Vaughn Rd. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 12 Cedar Street, Macon, Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship
3182 or mdavis43@hotmail.com
p.m., Tuesday 7 p.m. Donald Koonch, Pastor. 662-243- 10:30 a.m. , Wednesday Bible Study 6 p.m. Demetric
2064 Darden, Pastor.
COLUMBUS AIR FORCE BASE 725 4th Ave. N. Visit www.stcatherineorthodox.com for
CAFB CHAPEL — Catholic - Sunday: Catholic Tuscaloosa Rd. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m.
and 6 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Ron McDougald, schedule of services and updates on this Mission.
Reconciliation 4:00 p.m., Mass 5 p.m. Catholic Priest PENTECOSTAL
Father Paul Stewart. Protestant - Sunday: Adult Sunday
School 9 a.m., Worship 10:45 a.m. Wing Chaplain Lt. Col.
6015 Tabernacle Rd., Ethelsville, AL. Sunday School 10 118 S. McCrary Road, Suite 126. Sunday 10 a.m. and 11
Steven Richardson. 662-434-2500
a.m., Worship 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday 6:30 p.m. a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Christian Women Meeting Friday
Rickey C. Green, Pastor. 205-662-3443 7 p.m.
Forrest Blvd. Sunday Bible Study 9 a.m., Worship 10 a.m.,
Rd. Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10 a.m., Pastor Lizzie School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Youth
Wednesday Bible Study 6 p.m. Rev. Sandra DePriest. 662-
Harris. 662-329-3995
574-1972 Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Rev. James O. Gardner, Pastor.
GOOD SHEPHERD NORTH — Hwy. 45 North and Hwy. LIVING WATER MINISTRIES — 622 28th St. N. Elder
Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday 5
373 (Sharing space with Faith Lutheran Church) Sunday Robert L. Salter, Pastor. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship
p.m. Yvonne Fox, Pastor.
evening worship 6:30 p.m. Rev. Sandra DePriest. 662-574- 11 a.m., Wednesday 7:30 p.m., Friday 7:30 p.m.
WESLEY UNITED METHODIST — 511 Airline Rd. Sunday
School 9:45 a.m., Worship 10:55 a.m., Wednesday 5:15
ST. PAUL’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH — 318 College St. N. Sunday 11 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.
p.m., Chancel Choir 7 p.m., Youth Monday 6:30 p.m. Rev.
Sunday 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:15 a.m. Terry Outlaw, Pastor,
Sarah Windham.
Rev. Anne Harris. 662-328-6673 or stpaulscolumbus.com.
— Hwy. 45 Alt. S., Crawford. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Frontage Rd. (1/4 mile past the CAFB entrance on the
Worship 10:15 a.m., Tuesday 6 p.m. Kori Bridges, Pastor. right) Sunday Bible Class 10:15 a.m., Worship 10:45 a.m.,
Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m., Wednesday
662-422-9013. Wednesday Bible Study 6 p.m. G. E. Wiggins, Sr., Pastor.
6 p.m. Jack Taylor, Pastor.
MORMON 662-251-2432
8490 Artesia Rd., Artesia, MS. Sunday Service 8:30 a.m.,
— 2808 Ridge Rd. Sacrament Meeting 9 a.m., Sunday
Tuesday Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Timothy Bourne, Senior APOSTOLIC OUTREACH CHURCH — 204 North McCrary
School 10 a.m., Priesthood & Relief Society 11 a.m., Youth
Pastor. Activities Wednesday 6 p.m. Bishop Eric Smith. 662-328- Rd., Prayer/Inspiration Hour Monday 6 p.m. Danny L.
CHARITY FULL GOSPEL BAPTIST CHURCH — 1524 3179. Obsorne, Pastor.
6th Ave. S. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE DIVINE DESTINY APOSTOLIC CHURCH — 2601 14th
Wednesday 7 p.m., Saturday 6 p.m. Charles Fisher, Pastor. FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE — 2722 Ridge Rd. Ave. N. Sunday School 10:30 a.m., Worship 12 p.m.,
CHARITY MISSION FULL GOSPEL BAPTIST CHURCH Sunday School 9:30 a.m.,Worship 10:40 a.m. and 6 p.m. Tuesday Bible Class 7:30 p.m. Pastor Easter Robertson.
— 807 Tarlton Rd., Crawford. Sunday School 9:40 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Rev. Stephen Joiner, Pastor. JESUS CHRIST POWERFUL MINISTRY OF LOVE —
Worship 11:15 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m., Prayer Hour Mon.- NON — DENOMINATIONAL 1210 17th St. S., behind the Dept. of Human Resources.
Fri. 10 a.m., Saturday 8 a.m., New Membership Class 9:30 A PREPARED TABLE MINISTRY — 1201 College St. Sunday School 10:30 a.m., Friday 7:30 p.m. Gloria Jones,
p.m., 5th Sunday Worship 6:30 p.m. 662-272-5355 Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:10 a.m., Wednesday 6
p.m. Timothy J. Bailey, Pastor. 662-889-7778 SPIRIT OF PRAYER HOLINESS CHURCH — 267 Byrnes
Rd. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Evening 6:30 ABUNDANT LIFE CHRISTIAN CHURCH — 611 S.
p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Circle. Sunday Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m.,
Frontage Road. Sunday 9:30 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Craig
Fairview Full Gospel BAPTIST CHURCH — 1446 Saturday 11 a.m. Terry Outlaw, Pastor. 662-324-3539
Morris, Pastor.
Wilson Pine Rd., Crawford. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., THE ASSEMBLY IN JESUS CHRIST CHURCH — 1504
Worship 10 a.m., Tuesday 7 p.m. Bobby L. McCarter 662- INC. — 1560 Hwy. 69 S., Sunday 9 a.m., Wednesday 6:45 19th St. N. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11:45 a.m. and
328-2793 p.m., Friday Corporate Prayer 7 p.m. Pastor James T. 7 p.m., Wednesday and Friday 7 p.m.
GREATER MOUNT ZION CHURCH — 5114 Hwy. 182 E. Verdell, Jr. crosswayradio.com 9 a.m., 11 a.m., & 7 p.m. on THE CHURCH OF THE ETERNAL WORD — 106 22nd St.
Sunday Corporate Prayer 8 a.m., Sunday School 9 a.m., Fridays only. S. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11:30 a.m., Tuesday
Worship 10:15 a.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m., Bible Study 7 COLUMBUS CHRISTIAN CENTER — 146 S. McCrary Bible Study 7 p.m., Thursday Prayer 5 p.m. District Elder
p.m. Doran V. Johnson, Pastor. 662-329-1905 Rd. Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m., Kid’s Church 10:30 a.m., Lou J. Nabors Sr., Pastor. 662-329-1234
FELLOWSHIP — 611 Jess Lyons Rd. Sunday School 9 3328 Kidd Road, Caledonia. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship
a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Jerome Gill, CONGREGATIONAL WORSHIP CENTER — 109 Maxwell
Pastor. 662-244-7088 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.. Tuesday 7 p.m., Friday 7 p.m.
Lane. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 11:15 a.m., Ernest Thomas, Pastor.
HARVEST LIFE CHURCH — 425 Military Rd. Sunday Wednesday Prayer 6 p.m., Wednesday Bible Band 7 p.m.
Service 10:30 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. F. Clark Richardson, VICTORY APOSTOLIC FAITH CHURCH — 6 6 Boyd Rd.,
Grover C. Richards, Pastor. 662-328-8124
Pastor. 662-329-2820 Starkville. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship Noon, Tuesday
NEW BEGINNING FULL GOSPEL BAPTIST CHURCH — Steens. Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m., 1st Sunday Evening Prayer 7 p.m., Wednesday Bible Study 7 p.m. Mildred
318 Idlewild Rd. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., 6 p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Marion (Bubba) Dees, Pastor. Spencer, Pastor. 662-341-5753
Wednesday 6 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. 662-327-3962 662-327-4303 UNITED PENTECOSTAL 1721 Hwy 45 N
Military Rd. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10a.m., Caledonia Kolola Rd., Caledonia. Sunday 10 a.m., 6 p.m.,
Wednesday 7 p.m. Rev. Michael Love, Pastor.
a.m., Worship 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Wes
Andrews, Pastor. 662-855-5006 Wednesday 7 p.m. Grant Mitchell, Pastor. 662-356-0202
Rd. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11:30 a.m., Tuesday Gardner Blvd. Services every Friday, Saturday and Sunday Rd. Sunday School 10 a.m., Sunday Evangelistic 6p.m., In Style. In Reach. Sunday 1pm-5pm
6:30 p.m., Thursday 7 p.m. Samuel B. Wilson, Pastor. at 7 p.m. J. Brown, Pastor. Wednesday 7 p.m. Rev. Steve Blaylock, Pastor. 662-328-
19th St. S. Sunday School 8:30 a.m., Worship 10 a.m., 1750
Sunday Worship 5:30 p.m. Lee Poque, Pastor. 662-889-

Wednesday 7 p.m., Missionary Service every 2nd PRESBYTERIAN
Wednesday 7 p.m. Rev. Freddie Edwards, Pastor. BEERSHEBA CUMBERLAND PRESBYTERIAN
JEWISH — 1472 Blocker Rd., Starkville. Sunday School 10 a.m., CHURCH — 1736 Beersheba Rd., New Hope Community. Offering independent living apartments, personal
B’NAI ISRAEL — 717 2nd Ave. N. Services Semi-monthly. Worship 11 a.m., 2nd Sunday Morning Worship 9 a.m. Rev. Tim Lee, Pastor. Sunday Worship 10 a.m., Church care/assisted living suites, and a skilled nursing home
Friday 7:30 p.m. 662-329-5038 Pastor Kenyon Ashford. School 11:15 a.m., Wed. Mid Week 6 p.m. 662-327-9615 300 Airline Road • Columbus, MS • 327-6716
UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST — Meeting at Temple B’nai CENTER — 247 South Oliver St., Brooksville. Prayer Lehmberg Rd., East Columbus. Sunday School 9:30 a.m.,
Israel, 1301 Marshall, Tupelo, every 1st & 3rd Sunday. 662- Saturday 5:30 p.m., Bible Study 6 p.m., Sunday School Worship 10:30 a.m., Wednesday Prayer Meeting 4 p.m. Hunting • Fishing
620-7344 or uua.org 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. Pastor David T. Jones,III. John Richards, Pastor. Working Or Stepping Out — We Have A Complete
LUTHERAN Line Of Clothing For You And Your Family
FAITH EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH (WELS) — FULL GOSPEL MINISTRY — 1504 19th St. N. Sunday 2698 Ridge Rd. Sunday School 9:15 a.m., Worship 10:30 Oktibbeha County Co-Op
Hwy. 45 N. and 373. Sunday School/Bible Class 3:45 p.m., School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10 a.m., Tuesday 6:30 p.m. Rev. Check Out Our Boot & Cap Section
a.m., Adult Choir 4 p.m. Youth Group 5 p.m., Bible Study 5
Worship 5 p.m. 662-356-4647
Maxine Hall, Pastor.
GENESIS CHURCH — 1820 23rd St. N., Sunday School
p.m.; Monthly Activities: CPW Circle #2 (2nd Tue. 4 p.m.), 662-323-1742
18th Ave. N. Sunday School 9 a.m.. Worship 10 a.m. Stan Ladies Aid (3rd Tue. 2 p.m.); Weekly Activities: Exercise 201 Pollard Rd., Starkville
9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Darren
Clark, Pastor. 662-327-7747 oursaviorlutheranms.org Class Tuesday and Thursday 8 a.m. Rev. Luke Lawson,
Leach, Pastor.
MENNONITE HOUSE OF LIFE FREEDOM MINISTRY — 1742 Old West Pastor. 662-328-2692
FAITH MENNONITE FELLOWSHIP — 2988 Tarlton Rd., Point Rd. Worship 8 a.m. and 11 a.m., Wednesday 6 p.m. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH — 3200 Bluecutt Rd.
Crawford. Sunday Worship 10 a.m., Sunday School 11 a.m., Donnell Wicks, Pastor. Worship 10 a.m., Youth Group Sundays 11 a.m., Adult Choir
2nd & 4th Sunday Worship 6 p.m., Wednesday 7:30 p.m. HOUSE OF RESTORATION — Hwy. 50. Sunday School, Wednesdays 6 p.m., Fellowship Suppers-3rd Wednesdays
Kevin Yoder, Senior Pastor. 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., Wednesday 7 6 p.m. Rev. Wayne Bruchey, Pastor.
METHODIST a.m., Pastors, Bill and Carolyn Hulen. MAIN STREET PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (PCA) — Main
ARTESIA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH — 50 Church JESUS CHRIST POWERHOUSE OF THE APOSTOLIC and 7th St. N. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:40
Street, Artesia. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. FAITH CHURCH — 622 23rd St. N. Sunday School a.m. and 6 p.m., Wednesday Fellowship Supper 5:30 p.m.,
Gene Merkl, Pastor. 10:30 a.m.; Service 11:45 a.m., Tuesday 7:30 p.m., Friday Bible Study 6 p.m. Rev. Todd Matocha, Pastor.
Street, Caledonia. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. information call Bishop Ray Charles Jones 662-251-1118, 3044 Wolfe Rd. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m.
Charity Gordon, Pastor. Patricia Young 662-327-3106 or 662-904-0290 or Lynette
Williams 662-327-9074.
E. 2nd and 4th Sundays - Sunday School 10a.m., Worship KINGDOM VISION INTERNATIONAL CHURCH — 3193 THE SALVATION ARMY CHURCH — 2219 Hwy. 82
11 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m., 1st and 3rd Sundays - 3 p.m., Hwy 69 S. Sunday 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., Sunday School East. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship Service 11 a.m.,
Geneva H. Thomas, Pastor. 10 a.m., Tuesday 7 p.m. Pastor R.J. Matthews. 662-327- Wednesday Men’s Fellowship, Women’s Fellowship 5:30
CONCORD INDEPENDENT METHODIST CHURCH — 1960 p.m., Thursday Character Building Programs 5:30 p.m.,
1235 Concord Rd. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. LIFE CHURCH — 419 Wilkins Wise Rd. Sunday Worship Majors Alan and Sheryl Phillips, Commanding Officers.
Robert L. Hamilton, Sr., Pastor. 10 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. For more information, call 662- SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST
Ave. N. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. Eugene LOVE CITY FELLOWSHIP CHURCH — 305 Dr. Martin 301 Brooks Dr. Saturday Service 9 a.m., Sabbath School
Bramlett, Pastor. Luther King Drive, Starkville. Sunday Worship 11 a.m., 10:30 a.m., Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 p.m. Ray The McBryde Family
CRAWFORD UNITED METHODIST CHURCH — Main St., Pastor Apostle Lamorris Richardson. 601-616-0311 Elsberry, Pastor. 662-329-4311
Crawford. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. and service 10 a.m. LIVING WATERS LIFE CHURCH INTERNATIONAL — 113 SALEM SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST — 826 15th St. N. 1120 Gardner Blvd. • 328-5776
Kathy Brackett, Pastor. 662-364-8848 Jefferson St., Macon. Sunday Service 10 a.m., Wednesday
Saturday Sabbath School 9:30 a.m., Divine Worship 11
CROSSROAD CHAPEL C.M.E. CHURCH — Steens. Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Johnny Birchfield Jr., Senior Pastor.
Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 11 a.m., Wednesday 6 662-493-2456 E-mail: livingwaterslifechurch@gmail.com a.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Roscoe Shields, Pastor. 662-
p.m. Rev. Carl Swanigan, Pastor. NEW BEGINNING EVERLASTING OUTREACH 327-9729
FIRST INDEPENDENT METHODIST — 417 Lehmberg Rd. MINISTRIES — Meets at Quality Inn, Hwy. 45 N. (Every 1st APOSTOLIC CHURCH
Sunday bible study at 10:15 and morning worship at 11 a.m. and 3rd Sunday) Sunday School 10 a.m., Bible Study 10:30 TRUE FAITH DELIVERANCE MINISTRIES APOSTOLIC
Minister Gary Shelton. a.m., Worship 11 a.m. Pastor Robert Gavin, 662-327-9843 CHURCH — 3632 Hwy. 182 E. Sunday School 10:30 a.m., • RECYCLING SINCE 1956 •
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH — 602 Main St. or 662-497-3434. Sunday 11:30 a.m., Tuesday 7:30 p.m., Wednesday Prayer Specializing in industrial accounts
Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 8:45 & 11 a.m., Vespers & NEW COVENANT ASSEMBLY — 875 Richardson. Noon, Wednesday 7:30 p.m., Friday 7:30 p.m. 662-328-8176 973 Island Rd. 1-800-759-8570
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ing for a good cattle Unfurnished
hogging, clean-up work,
sold at 10:30 AM on
DECEMBER 21, 2018.
pressure washing, mov-
trailer. 662-328-5248. Let your 1, 2, & 3 Baths
been made in the pay- 6
ing help & furniture
repair. 662-242-3608
EXPERIENCED DIESEL Firewood / Fuel 4450 fingers do the Lease, Deposit
Mechanic needed.
ment of the rent and
RENT-A-SPACE pursu- WHEREAS, default has
Title to the personal
property to be sold is Apply in person at John FIREWOOD FOR Sale.
walking. & Credit Check
Lawn Care / Landscaping Find your
ant to said lease is au- been made in the pay- believed to be good, but Plott Company, Inc. Various lengths. viceinvestments.com
thorized to sell the per- ment of the rent and at such sale, RENT-A- 1470 2804 Rice Mine Road, 662-295-2274 dream job in
sonal property to satis- RENT A SPACE pursu- SPACE will convey only Tuscaloosa, AL 35406
fy the past due rent and ant to said lease is au- such title as is vested JESSE & BEVERLY'S or email resume to
Furniture 4480 the classifieds!
any other charges owed thorized to sell the per- in it pursuant to its LAWN SERVICE. Mow- kwyatt@jplott.com
to it. sonal property to satis- leases and as allowed ing, cleanup, landscap- CORINTHIAN LEATHER
ing, sodding, & tree cut- Apts For Rent: Other 7080
fy the past due rent and under Mississippi Code sofas with dual re- Apts For Rent: Northside 7010
NOW THEREFORE, no- any other charges owed Annotated Section 85-7- ting. 356-6525. cliners, new, burgundy,
PCA NEEDED. Part-time, 1BR/1BA in Historic
tice is hereby given that to it. 121 et seq. but long-term to work oxblood. Barely used! 520 11TH St. N. - Downtown Columbus.
RENT-A-SPACE will offer (Supp1988). Painting & Papering 1620 with paralyzed man in Purchase price was Renovations almost $525/mo. No pets.
for sale, and will sell at NOW THEREFORE, no- his home. Columbus $2400. Will sell both for complete. 2BR/1BA, 662-328-8655.
auction to the highest tice is hereby given that WITNESS MY SIGNA- SULLIVAN'S PAINT $1800 or $900/$1000 Central H&A, fresh
SERVICE residents only. If dedic-
bidder and best bidder RENT A SPACE will offer TURE ON NOVEMBER ated to your patients, sep. Serious inquires paint, new flooring,
for cash all personal for sale, and will sell at 26, 2018. Certified in lead only. H 662-798-4375 appliances and more.
removal. Offering spe- call after noon for an in-
property in the storage. auction to the highest terview. 662-329-3234. or C 662-574-0369. Taking applications 1BR/1BA located in His-
Said property located at bidder and best bidder RENT-A-SPACE cial prices on interior & now. $450/mo + $450 toric Downtown Colum-
By: MANAGER exterior painting, pres- deposit with good refer- bus, Open space, very
RENT-A-SPACE 1526 for cash all personal sure washing & sheet General Merchandise 4600
GARDNER BLVD. SUITE property in the storage. ences only. No HUD or nice. $650/mo. 662-
PUBLISH: 12/2/2018 rock repairs. FULL TIME EMPLOYEE pets. Call Long & Long 328-8655.
1, COLUMBUS, MS will Said property located at Free Estimates HOVERROUND CHAIR,
be sold at 10:00 AM on RENT A SPACE 3431 NEEDED. SOME MECH- needs battery. New. 662-328-0770.
DECEMBER 21, 2018. HWY 12 EAST STEENS, Building & Remodeling 1120 $300, Cash Only. STUDIO APT for rent.
MS 39766 will be sold LIFTING & DELIVERY OF 662-386-2915.
Plumbing 1680 EQUIPMENT. APPLY IN Newly remodeled. 1BR/1BA Loft in Histor-
Title to the personal at 9:30 AM on DECEM- HOME REPAIRS & CON- PEEPLES PECANS $400/mth rent & dep
property to be sold is BER 21, 2018. 754 Pecan Drive PERSON AT HANDY- ic Downtown Columbus.
STRUCTION WORK ACME, INC. MILLERMATIC 180 wire req. Convenient to town 1,200 sqft. Available
believed to be good, but WANTED. Carpentry, Starkville, MS MAN RENTALS, INC. ON
Stan McCown HWY. 82 WEST, STARK- welder. New. $1200 & CAFB. No hud. No 12/1. $700 per month
at such sale, RENT-A- Title to the personal small concrete jobs, Custom cracking, firm. CASH ONLY. pets. 662-328-2340.
SPACE will convey only property to be sold is Licensed Plumber shelling, & blowing your VILLE. 662-328-8655.
electrical, plumbing, "We fix leaks." Text, 662-386-2915.
such title as is vested believed to be good, but roof repairs, pressure pecans. We also sell Apts For Rent: West 7050
in it pursuant to its at such sale, RENT A 662-386-2915 shelled, halved, &
washing and mobile
leases and as allowed SPACE will convey only home roof coating and pieces! 662-574-1660. Medical / Dental 3300 Sporting Goods 4720
FOR LEASE: 2BR/1BA, 1, 2, 3 BEDROOM apart-
under Mississippi Code such title as is vested underpinning. No job Stump Removal 1790 Prairie Waters, ments & townhouses.
Annotated Section 85-7- in it pursuant to its GENERATIONS OF ED SANDERS Gunsmith
too small. 549-7031. General Help Wanted 3200 VERNON is looking for Open for season! 9-5, $700/mo, $700 dep. Call for more info.
121 et seq. leases and as allowed Call 662-328-5556. 662-328-8254.
(Supp1988). under Mississippi Code compassionate and Tues-Fri & 9-12, Sat.
Annotated Section 85-7- SUGGS CONSTRUCTION Accountant Position - energetic LPN’s and Over 50 years experi-
Columbus A/R, A/P, RN’s to join our caring ence! Repairs, cleaning, Apts For Rent: Other 7080
WITNESS MY SIGNA- 121 et seq. Building, remodeling, Payroll, Sales Tax,
TURE ON NOVEMBER (Supp1988). metal roofing, painting team. If you are as refinishing, scopes
Journal Entries, Recon- passionate about long mounted & zeroed,
26, 2018. & all home repairs. ciliations, Closings for
WITNESS MY SIGNA- 662-242-3471 term care as we are, handmade knives.
multiple companies. we welcome you to Located: Hwy 45 Alt,
By: MANAGER 26, 2018. apply in person at North of West Point,
SERVICE accuracy are req. Com- Generations of Vernon, turn right on Yokahama
Tom Hatcher, LLC
Custom Construction, GET 'ER DONE! petitive salary w/ bene- 1050 Convalescent Rd., Blvd, 8mi & turn left on
PUBLISH: 12/2/2018 RENT A SPACE We can grind all your fits & health insurance.
By: MANAGER Restoration, Remodel- Vernon, AL 35592 Darracott Rd, will see
ing, Repair, Insurance stumps. Hard to reach Send Resumes To: or call 205.695.9313 sign, 2.5mi ahead shop
State of Mississippi claims. 662-364-1769. places, blown over jobs@ and speak with Human on left. 662-494-6218.
County of Lowndes PUBLISH: 12/2/2018 roots, hillsides, back- prographicsms.com
Licensed & Bonded Resources for more in-
yards, pastures. Free formation. We have
Notice of Sale State of Mississippi estimates. You find it, Pets 5150
EXPERIENCED CIVIL competitive wages, sign
County of Lowndes General Services 1360 we'll grind it! on bonus for nurses,
662-361-8379 Estimator/Project AKC ROTTWEILER pup-
WHEREAS the following Manager needed. Apply and uniform allowance.
tenants entered into a MUSIC THEORY LES- pies. 6 weeks old.
Notice of Sale in person at John Plott DOB: 10/12/18. First
lease with RENT-A- SONS
Tree Services 1860 Company, Inc. 2804 shots. Have been
SPACE for storage WHEREAS the following $25 per hour Rice Mine Road, Bargain Column 4180 wormed. Dew claws re-
spaces in which to store tenants entered into a Chords, Scales, Modes A&T Tree Service
& more! Call Jimbo @ Tuscaloosa, AL 35406 moved. Tails docked.
personal property: lease with RENT-A- Bucket truck & stump or email resume to GENTLY USED Hobo
662-364-1687 $1,000. 205-412-6880.
SPACE for storage removal. Free est. kwyatt@jplott.com brand blue Lauren
CODY SUMMERVILLE spaces in which to store If no answer leave Serving Columbus clutch wallet. $50. Call
C1151 personal property: voicemail or text. since 1987. Senior AMERICAN BULLDOG
Noweta's Green Thumb 662-251-3205.
citizen disc. Call Alvin @ is accepting applica- puppies, no papers, par-
TRAVORIS SHERROD ROB WINTER 242-0324/241-4447 tions for 2 positions: ents on premises. $100
NEED A Privacy Fence?
F1745 A2029 "We'll go out on a limb delivery personnel & Computer Equipment 4390 ea. 205-480-4351.
Call JB@662-549-7167
Columbus Area Only! for you!" general help. Driver
WHEREAS, default has WHEREAS, default has must know the area & APPLE IMAC, 2.0 GHz Use Seal'N Heal ® to
been made in the pay- been made in the pay- J&A TREE REMOVAL have good driving his- Core Duo computer. close wounds with bit-
ment of the rent and ment of the rent and PAINTING/CARPENTRY Work from a bucket tory. Apply in person @ Built-in monitor. 2GB ter taste to prevent
RENT-A-SPACE pursu- RENT-A-SPACE pursu- 30 years experience. truck. Insured/bonded. 1325 Main St. RAM, Keyboard, mouse, gnawing, allow healing.
ant to said lease is au- ant to said lease is au- Great prices. Call Call Jimmy for a free es- M-F, 3-5 & SAT, 9-1. printer & desk incl. At Tractor Supply.
thorized to sell the per- thorized to sell the per- Leslie, 662-570-5490. timate 662-386-6286. No phone calls. $300. 205-246-8704. (www.happyjack.com)
sonal property to satis- sonal property to satis-
fy the past due rent and fy the past due rent and
any other charges owed
to it.


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RENT-A-SPACE will offer
for sale, and will sell at
tice is hereby given that
RENT-A-SPACE will offer
for sale, and will sell at
auction to the highest
bidder and best bidder
for cash all personal
auction to the highest
bidder and best bidder
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Mobile Homes for Rent 7250
RENT A fully equipped
camper w/utilities &
cable from $145/wk -
$535/month. Colum-
bus & County School
locations. 662-242-
7653 or 601-940-1397.

Rooms For Rent 7450

Room - $120/wk.
Large Room (priv entr) -
$150/wk. All furnished
w/ furn, appl, utils &
cable. 662-295-4701.

Lots & Acreage 8600

2.28 +/- Acre Lot.
149 Tanyia Lane. Off of
Lake Lowndes Road.
Has asphalt drive &
parking, 1200 ft. shop
w/ living area, septic
tank & water meter. No
trailers. $45,000. Call

3.5 Acre Lot. 3 estab-

lished trailer lots. Play-
ground. Located on
Morgan Lane. Off of
Harris Road. Caledonia
Schools. $25,000.
Apts For Rent: Other 7080 Houses For Rent: New Hope 662-574-0345.
CH&A, 1 story, W/D, Find the perfect LOWNDES COUNTY 45
historic district, 1 block school, clean, 2BR/ home. acres on Sobley & Dav- ACROSS
from downtown, $625/ 1BA, a/c, gas heat, w/d is Rd. Excellent hunting.
mo. + $625 dep. NO hook up. No pets, no 1 mile west of Hwy. 69. 1 Porter of song
PETS. 662-574-8789. HUD. 662-327-2798. Small creek runs thru 5 Physiques, in
Peaceful & Quiet area. Lv msg after 3rd ring, property. $1375 per
available for showing. Houses For Rent: Other 7180 acre. 205-799-9846 or slang
205-695-2248. 9 Tiny holes
RENT FREE! 1 & 2 Bed- 1BR/1BA, all appl. incl. 10 Pecks and
room Apts/Townhomes. Houses For Rent: South 7140 Water, trash, lawn incl. WINTER SPECIAL pounds
Stove & refrigerator. in lease. Near Stark- 1.95 acre lots.
$335-$600 Monthly. 2BR/2BA, 2300 sqft, ville, Columbus & West Good/bad credit. 12 Violinist Stern
Credit check & deposit. very nice w/ 2 car gar- Point. No pets. 10% down, as low as 13 Stopwatch button
Coleman Realty, age, lg back yard. Pets $500/mo. $400 dep. $299/mo. Eaton Land.
662-329-2323. need approval. $1,050 App/refs/lease req. 662-361-7711 14 Hidden danger
per mo + dep. 662-574- 662-242-2923. 16 Spring month
7879 or 662-328-8655.
Need a 17 Hydrocarbon

Land For Rent / Lease 7190

COLEMAN 25 ACRES, Hay or Pas-
RENTALS Houses For Rent: Other 7180 ture land in Steens for 18 Website’s block
1 ROOM/1BA, Utilities
rent. 662-327-4392. of nonsubscribers
1 BEDROOM Included. $450/mo. Hunting Land 7200 20 Gives a make-
2 BEDROOMS One person only. Refs
req. Contact/leave a 135 ACRES in Caledo-
NEW RIDE? over
3 BEDROOMS message for more info: nia. $1,400 for hunting FIND ONE IN THE 22 Other
lease. 662-327-4392.
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DEPOSIT 25 Church area DOWN 19 Compass point
AND 28 “C’mon!”
Autos For Sale 9150 1 Secant’s recip- 21 Oil cartel
CREDIT CHECK 32 Disapproving cry rocal 24 Akin
4WD, power windows, 34 Pull gently 2 Held forth 25 Bitter
662-329-2323 mud tires, everything
works! $1150. 662-
35 Regret 3 Book part 26 Takes a breather
251-5738. 36 Steeping gadget 4 Fugitive 27 Sailor’s patron
2411 HWY 45 N 38 Keys 5 Strapping 29 Horse house
COLUMBUS, MS 2002 VOLVO S80 T6, 4 40 Chart of num- 6 Low bill 30 Food channel
door sedan. Good condi-
tion, Michelin radials. bers 7 Bleak 31 Wolfish sort
Commercial Property For $3950. CASH ONLY! 41 “The Silence of 8 Takes the wrong 33 Bewildered
Rent 7100 the Lambs” director way? 37 Indonesian
Campers & RVs 9300 42 “Oklahoma!” 9 Pan, for one island
TIES/Retail/Office TOMBIGBEE RV Park,
aunt 11 Flair 39 Print units
Spaces starting @ located on Wilkins Wise 43 Slugger Sammy
$285/mo. Downtown & Rd & Waverly Rd. Full
East Columbus loca- Hookups available.
tions. 662-435-4188. $300/mo. 662-328-
8655 or 662-574-7879.

square feet. 294 Five Questions:
Chubby Dr. Flexible leas-
ing terms. Available
now. 662-328-8254.
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Houses For Rent: New Hope
7130 3 Memphis
4BR/2BA, 1.25 Acres
Christopher Hills Sub;
$197K (15K below ap-
praisal). New Hope
4 Brad Pitt
School District. Avail-
able to rent $1,000/
How else are you and Angelina
mth - must meet minim-
um credit/income re- going to sell that Jolie, Tom
quirements. Military
families welcome. Move stuff in your Cruise and
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first month’s rent. Hot
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