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Small army preps for game day
By ALEX HOLLOWAY parking, said about 2,000 people work behind the scenes to make a Mississippi State game day happen. For a small army of workers at Senior Associate Athletic DirecMississippi State University, the tor Scott Wetherbee said about a product of weeks of preparation is dozen different areas coordinate finally about to come to fruition. from 6 a.m. until long after a game As the Mississippi State Bulldogs is over to make everything come totake to the field today for their foot- gether. ball home opener against the Alcorn Everything starts with planning. State University Braves, Davis Wade “We’ll start planning football durStadium and the campus around it ing baseball season,” Frey said. “And will be abuzz with the efforts of the as soon as baseball season’s over workers that make the game day ex- with, it’s football time.” perience possible. More than 50,000 Wetherbee said as the season people will converge on the universi- drew nearer, the athletic department ty during the day, and the university and all the different groups involved will have all hands on deck to make in game day operations met to run sure everything goes as planned. down their plan. Brent Frey, assistant athletic di“We typically have 40-50 of rector of event management and us at a Tuesday meeting,” he said. “So two or three from each area, to make sure we have everything covered. Being an outsider coming in, I was one of the few new ones at the meeting. My first impression was that it was like a well-oiled machine. Everybody knew what they were doing. The biggest new thing that we have to deal with is which gates are going to be open and which aren’t because of the construction.” Officials have to cover a wide variety of facets at their preparation meetings. Wetherbee said it included parking, the ticket office, gate attendees, event operations, ushers, ambassadors, trash pickup, concessions, support services, medical services, security and more. “We have to put a lot into market-
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Eric Parker, one of around 2,000 workers that work to make sure Mississippi State University gamedays flow smoothly, transfers a stack of boxed grandSee GAME DAY | Page 3 stand seats from a cart Friday morning. (Photo by Alex Holloway, SDN)
Miss. sales tax collections strong
Downtown Block Party
Jackson Schymik has a paw print painted on his face at the Downtown Block Party. The Block Party on Friday featured face painting, inflatables, food and more. It was hosted by the Greater Starkville Development Partnership to kick off the home football season and New South Weekends. (Photo by Morgan Upton, SDN)
By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS in the budget for fiscal 2014, which Associated Press ends June 30. Frierson said, for example, that he expects the DeJACKSON — Mississippi tax partment of Corrections to request collections were higher than ex- $20 million to $22 million to get pected for the first two months through the year. of the state budget year, but a top The Department of Revenue lawmaker said Friday that it’s too figures are broken into several catearly to know whether the good egories, including sales taxes, indinumbers indicate steady improve- vidual and corporate income taxes, ment in the state economy. liquor taxes and beer and wine “I hope we can sustain it,” taxes. House Appropriations CommitSales tax collections were 5.1 tee Chairman Herb Frierson, R- percent stronger than anticipated Poplarville, said of the growth. “It for July and August, though Fritakes you four, five or six months erson said he didn’t know whether to see a trend.” that was driven by back-to-school According to the state Depart- purchases or other types of shopment of Revenue, tax collections ping. for July and August, combined, Liquor tax collections were 3.2 were 4.3 percent higher than law- percent higher than expected for makers estimated. That translates the two months, while beer and into an extra $26.9 million. wine tax collections fell 3.2 percent If collections remain strong, short of predictions. lawmakers are likely to use the extra money next spring to fill holes See BUDGET | Page 3
Local opinions vary on Syria
By MORGAN UPTON At the end of the G20 Summit, where world leaders met to discuss proper action to take against Syria, President Obama had not gained support to strike Syria for its government’s reported actions of using chemical weapons in its civil war. Because of the lack of support to attack Bashar al-Assad’s regime, the President announced that he would speak to Americans through a televised address next week. As the world awaits what action the United States will take, Americans are also left to ponder what should be done. Mary Kathryn Barbier, an associate professor of history at Mississippi State University, said the President was right to take a cautious attitude, stating the many outlying factors surrounding Syria. “There are times in which war can’t be avoided, but I think even the vast majority of military officers would say they try to avoid war,” Barbier said. “We really do have to be cautious. How do we know where they (weapons) are? There will be unintended consequences. There always will be.” Barbier cited the unrest in the Middle East, as well as the uprisings in Egypt and the 2012 attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, Libya, for reasons to be cautious. But those are not the only reasons to react slowly. Rob Mellen, an assistant professor of political science, said the country needed to acknowledge the weight of the evidence against Syria’s government. “Is it convincing that the regime did it and not rebel forces?,” Mellen said, referring to the two sides in the country’s civil war. “What kind of reliable evidence do we see that it was indeed the government of Syria that used the chemical weapons?
There are some videos on the web that indicate or make it look like these weapons may have been used by the rebel forces as an attempt to provoke an attack.” Mellen acknowledged the United States was a war-weary country after long campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq. “We’re tired of it,” he said. “We no longer have the stomach for intervention in the Middle East.” Jacob McAbee, a second-year graduate student at Mississippi State, said he was against the idea of going to war. “I think it’s time to worry about ourselves and the war here at home,” McAbee said. “I mean poverty, jobs, economic crisis, those types of isSenate Intelligence Committee member Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore. sues. I’m all about fighting the war on terrorism, but until it comes here speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, following a … we had a reason for Iraq. This, closed-door briefing with national security officials on the situation in Syria. President Barack Obama has requested congressional authorization of milnot so much.” itary intervention in Syria in response to an alleged sarin gas attack in the See SYRIA | Page 5 Syrian civil war. (Photo by Manuel Balce Ceneta, AP)
2: Around Town 4: Devotional 5: Weather 6: Sports 9: Comics 10: Classifieds
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Around Town
AROUND TOWN ANNOUNCEMENT POLICIES All “Around Town” announcements are published as a community service on a first-come, first-served basis and as space allows. Announcements must be 60 words or less, written in complete sentences and submitted in writing at least five days prior to the requested dates of publication. No announcements will be taken over the telephone. Announcements submitted after noon will not be published for the next day’s paper. To submit announcements, email
u Habitat Resale — Habitat Resale Store, 1632 Rockhill Rd., will be open from 8-11 a.m..  New and used 7 & 8 ft. doors, appliances, kitchen items, bar stools, china cabinet, dryers, file cabinets, desks, light fixtures, dinettes, miter saw table, sinks, sofas, & more. Call 324-3718 for directions to store. u Youth Explosion — St. Paul M.B. Church will begin its youth explosion at 6 p.m. and Sept. 8 at 10:30 a.m. Minister Corey Jordan will be the guest speaker. The church is located at 5707 Hwy. 389 North.
u Appreciation Day — Sand Creek Chapel MB Church Usher Ministry will have its annual Appreciation Day at 10:45 a.m. Pastor Christopher Mayes will deliver the message. The public is invited to come and share in this appreciation. A dinner will be served following the service. For more information contact Marilyn Trainer at 662-323-8366. u Homecoming — Self Creek Baptist Church in Maben will hold a Homecoming celebration beginning at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship begins at 11 a.m. with guest speaker Allen Simpson. Bring a covered dish and join us for lunch and afternoon singing. u Usher Day — Sand Creek Chapel MB Church will have its annual Usher Day program at 10:45 a.m. Pastor Christopher A. Mayes will deliver the message. The public is invited to attend. A fellowship dinner will be served after service. For more info contact Marilyn Trainer at 662-3238366. Usher are asked to come dressed in uniforms u Pastor Anniversary— Mt. Pleasant #1 M.B. Church will celebrate the third year anniversary of Pastor Willie V. Daniels and Lady Aretina Daniels beginning at 11 a.m. The guest speaker for the morning worship is minister Michael Mosley. At 3 p.m. Pastor Burke Thompson will speak. For more information please contact Katherine Eichelberger, 662-361-0003. u Choir Anniversary— Truevine Junior Choir will celebrate its 26th year choir anniversary at 2 p.m. Reverend Joseph Long is pastor. u Women’s Day — The Griffin United Methodist women will host their annual Women’s Day program at 2 p.m. One of Griffin’s very own, Mrs. Kathi Wilson, a longtime educator and certified lay servant will be the speaker. The public is invited to attend. u 131st Church Anniversary — The Pleasant Ridge M.B. Church in Woodland will hold its 131st church anniversary at 2:30 p.m. with guest speaker Rev. Gerald Valliant of Kyles Chapel M.B. Church in Vardaman. Contact Brenda Hamilton at 662-456-4311 for more information. u Men of Character — New Zion United Methodist Men will hold its annual Men
of Character program at 3 p.m. Guest speaker will be Rev. Dr Lanzy Carpenter and First Baptist Longview “TheView” Church Family. New Zion is ocated at 2169 South Montgomery St. Pastor Tyrone M. Stallings Sr. invites the public. u Women’s Day — Members of the Blackjack Baptist Church will celebrate their annual Women’s Day service at 3 p.m. Guest speaker will be minister Tammie Tubbs of Tupelo. The public is invited to attend. Pastor is Rev. Robert T. Bravson. For more info call 323-7530. u Revival Services — Meadowview Baptist Church Fall Revival Services will be Sept. 8-11. Services are Sunday at 5 p.m. and Monday through Wednesday at 7 p.m. Revival pastor will be James Lewis and worship leader will be Seth Kirkland. Everyone invited! u American Legion — The American Legion Post #240 next will hold it’s monthly meeting at 5 p.m. The meeting will be held at the American Legion Post #240 Building at 3328 Pat Station Road. Commander asks all the members and prospects of becoming members of Post #240 to be there; for more information, please contact Walter Zuber at 662-418-5614 or Curtis Snell at 662-648-0244
form of government. Visitors & prospective members are always welcome. u National Day of Service — Volunteer at local fire stations and firing range to “serve those who serve us” from 3:30-5:30 p.m. to serve our local first responders of Oktibbeha County, MS in honor of the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance. To volunteer, contact Jamey Bachman at or 662.268.2865. u Diabetes Support Group — Come learn the benefits of reducing sodium in your diet and to reduce sodium without losing taste and flavor at 5:30 pm. in the Educational Facility of OCH Regional Medical Center. u American Legion — American Legion Post #13 will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Building on Old West Point Road. All American Legion members and prospective American Legion members are urged to attend. Any questions, call Wayne Hemphill at 323-1693 or John Lee at 3232539.
u Kol Nidre — Congrega- services at 11 a.m. every Sunday. tion B’nai Israel will hold Kol Apostle Lamorris Richardson is Nidre at 10 a.m. on Sept. 13. pastor. The address is 717 2nd Ave. N u OSERVS classes — OSERVS is offering multiple Columbus. courses for the community and for health care professionals to ensure readiness when an emerSaturday gency situation large or small arises. If interested in having u Y’om Kippur — ConOSERVS conduct one of these gregation B’nai Israel will hold courses, feel free to contact Y’om Kippur services beginthe agency’s office by phone at ning at 10 a.m. on Sept. 14. (662) 384-2200 from 9 a.m. There will be an afternoon serto 4 p.m. Monday to Thursday vice at 3 p.m., a memorial at or from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on 5:30 p.m. and a concluding Friday or stop by the offices at service at 6:30 p.m. The ad100 Highway 12 East at South dress is 717 2nd Ave. N CoJackson Street during those lumbus. same hours. Fees are assessed u Class of ‘74 Cookout per participant and include all — Starkville High Class of ‘74 necessary training materials. will have a meeting and cooku Spring speaker series out at 3 p.m. on Sept. 14 at — A different speaker for Westside Park. For more inforStarkville’s 175th birthday celmation contact Tommie Sherebration will speak at 7 p.m. man at 662-323-4832 or Jackie every Thursday in the John Skiuner at 662-251-1975. Grisham room at the Mitchell
u Starkville School District — SSD Lunch Applications for 2013-14 school year now available. The Office of Child Nutrition is now located on the north end of the Henderson Ward Stewart Complex. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 7 am until 3 pm. The Office of Child nutrition has also completed the direct certification process for families who automatically qualify for certain benefits and services. For more information contact Nicole Thomas at or 662-615-0021. u Teen Parenting Coalition classes — Teen Parenting Coalision Nuturing Parenting classes will be held 4:30-6 p.m. Thursdays at the Emerson Family Resource Center. Call 662-320-4607 to register. u Storytime — Maben Public Library will have storytime at 10:00 on Fridays. Lots of fun activities along with a story with Ms. Mary. Children ages 3-6 are invited! u BrainMinders Puppet Show — Starkville Pilot Club offers a BrainMinders Puppet Show for groups of about 25 or fewer children of pre-school or lower elementary age. The show lasts about 15 minutes and teaches children about head /brain safety. Children also receive a free activity book which reinforces the show’s safety messages. To schedule a puppet show, contact Lisa Long at u Dulcimer and More Society — The Dulcimer & More Society will meet from 6:15-8 p.m. every second and fourth Thursday in the Starkville Sportsplex activities room. Jam sessions are held with the primary instruments being dulcimers, but other acoustic instruments are welcome to join in playing folk music, traditional ballads and hymns. For more information, contact 662-3236290. u Samaritan Club meetings — Starkville Samaritan Club meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 11:30 a.m. in McAlister’s Deli (Coach’s Corner). All potential members and other guests are invited to attend. The Samaritan Club supports Americanism, works to prevent child abuse, provides community service and supports youth programs. For more information, email starkvillesamaritans@gmail. com or call 662-323-1338. Please see our website: http://www. u Worship services — Love City Fellowship Church, at 305 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Starkville, will hold worship
u Story Time with Local Heroes — Join us at the Starkville Public Library for Remembering 9/11…Story Time with Local Heroes from 3:30–5 p.m. on Sept. 11. Local first responders will be talking about what they do each day at work and will read a book to children! Children will be able to participate in our 9/11 Postcard Coloring Service Project. Contact Jamey Bachman at 662.268.2865 or for more information. u 9/11 Ceremony, Awareness Fair — Join Volunteer Starkville and the Maroon Volunteer Center for our annual 9/11 Ceremony and Awareness Fair in honor of the 9/11 Day of Service from 5:30-7 p.m. at Fire Station One at 101 East Lampkin Street. Kids can enjoy exploring a fire truck, police car and ambulance on display as well as other kid-friendly activity tables including face painting and coloring. Others can visit the “I WILL” Tribute Booth, write thank you notes to local heroes and veterans, and much more!
u Alpha Kappa Delta — $5 Alpha Kappa Delta Jewelry/ Accessory sale is back!  It will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept.9 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 10 in the Dawg House on the lower level of the Union at MSU. Contact Ethan Stokes 256-349-8688 for more information. u Rotary Club — Starkville Rotary Club President Brent Fountain will report on Rotary’s worldwide service programs and share his experiences from the 2013 Rotary International Convention that was held in Lisbon, Portugal in June. Rotary meets each Monday at noon at the Starkville Country Club. u Oktibbeha County School District — The OCSD will hold its regular meeting at noon in the central office, 106 West Main Street, Starkville. u Book Sale — Because of Labor Day, the Friends of the Starkville Public Library is moving its monthly book sale from 12-6 p.m. Along with many hardback and paperback selections, there are lots of teaching materials for sale. Revenue from the sale of books is used to support library projects. u OCSD Meeting — The Oktibbeha County School District will hold its regular meeting at noon in the Central Office, 106 West Main Street, Starkville. u Teen Leadership Course — Ladies By Design will host a 12-week course on teen leadership from 5-8 p.m. from Sept. 9-Nov. 25. The course location is TBD. The mission of the leadership course is to develop the leadership skills of young women ages 13-19 through personal, social, spiritual and professional develop-
u Books and Authors — The new season of Books and Authors will begin at noon with Mississippi author, Joe Lee, at the Starkville Library. The author will talk about his latest book, Last Chance, Texaco, and other recent ventures. Everyone is invited to hear this graduate of Starkville High School. Light refreshments will be served. u American Association of University Women — The Starkville Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will meet for a salad supper at 6:30 pm at Trinity Presbyterian Church. HelenSue Parrish will give an account of the rement. cent national convention held in New Orleans.  Anyone with Tuesday an associate degree or higher u Kiwanis — Kiwanis will is encouraged to attend.  meet at noon at the Hilton Please call Parrish at 324-1683 Garden Inn. Brother Rogers, for further information. from the John C. Stennis Center for Public Service LeaderFriday ship will present a program about changing Starkville’s
Memorial Library. u GED classes — Emerson Family School, 1504 Louisville in Starkville, will offer free ABE/GED classes from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8 a.m. to noon on Friday. For more information call 662-320-4607. u Writing group — The Starkville Writer’s Group meets the first and third Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. in the upstairs area of the Bookmart and Cafe in downtown Starkville. For more information, contact Debra Wolf at or call 662-323-8152. u BNI meetings — A chapter of Business Networking International will meet at 8 a.m. Wednesdays in the Golden Triangle Planning and Development District conference room. For more information, call Barbara Coats at 662-418-7957 or Matt Rose at 662-275-8003. u Dance team applications — KMG Creations children dance company “The Dream Team” is currently accepting dance applications for the 4-6 year old group and 10-18 year old group. For more information, call 662-648-9333 or email danzexplosion@yahoo. com. u Noontime devotional study — Join a group of interdenominational ladies for lunch and discussion about the book “Streams in the Desert” from noon to 1 p.m. each Tuesday, starting Aug. 20 at the Book Mart Cafe in downtown Starkville. u Quilting group meeting — The Golden Triangle Quilt Guild meets the third Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Starkville Sportsplex. All interested quilters are invited to attend. For more information, call Luanne Blankenship at 662-323-7597. u Sanitation Department schedules — A reminder of collection days for the City of Starkville Sanitation and Environmental Services Department. Schedule 1: Household garbage collection – Monday and Thursday, rubbish collection – Monday only, recycling collection - first and third Wednesday of each month; Schedule 2: Household garbage collection – Tuesday and Friday, rubbish collection – Tuesday only, recycling collection – second and fourth Wednesday of each month. Should there be five Wednesdays in a month, there will be no collections of recyclables on the fifth Wednesday. Recycling bags can only be picked up in April and October of each year. For more information, visit or call 662-323-2652. u Senior Yoga — Trinity
Presbyterian Church offers free senior yoga class at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The church is located at 607 Hospital Road in Starkville. u Veteran volunteering — Gentiva Hospice is looking for veteran volunteers for its newly established “We Honor Veterans” program. Volunteers can donate as little as one hour per week or more. For more information, call Carly Wheat at 662-615-1519 or email carly. u MSU Philharmonia — Pre-college musicians looking for a full orchestra experience are welcome to join MSU Philharmonia from 6-8 p.m. on Mondays in the MSU Band Hall at 72 Hardy Road. Wind players must have high school band experience and be able to read music, and junior and senior high school string players must be able to read music with the ability to shift to second and third positions. For more information, wind players should contact Richard Human at Richard.human@ or 662-325-8021, and string players should contact Shandy Phillips at sp867@ or 662-325-3070. u Line dancing — The Starkville Sportsplex will host afternoon line dancing in its activities room. Beginners-1 Line dancing is held 11 a.m. to noon, and Beginners-2 Line dancing is held noon to 1 p.m. For more information, call Lisa at 662-323-2294. u Square dancing — This is fun for all age couples.  Enrollment for new dancers will close at the end of April and will open again in the fall. Enjoy our new caller and friendly help from experienced dancers.  Dancing and instruction on basic steps every Monday 7-9 p.m. at the Sportsplex Annex, 405 Lynn Lane.  Follow the covered walk to the small building. u Hospice volunteer opportunity — Gentiva Hospice is looking for dynamic volunteers to join their team. Areas of service include home visits, making phone calls, making crafts or baking for patients. Volunteers can donate as little as one hour per week or more. This is an opportunity to have a wonderful impact on someone’s life. Contact Carly Wheat, manager of volunteer services, at 662-615-1519 or email u Rule 62: Alcoholics Anonymous meetings — The Rule 62 Group of Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 10 a.m. Saturdays and at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Participants are encouraged to use the office entrance off the rear parking lot. Anyone with a desire to stop drinking is welcome to attend. For more information, call 662-418-1843. u Al-Anon meeting — The Starkville group meets at 8 p.m. Tuesdays upstairs at Episcopal Church of the Resurrection. Call 662-323-1692, 662418-5535 or 601-663-5682. u Pregnancy and parenting class — A series of classes are being held at Emerson Family Center from 5:30-7:30 p.m. every Tuesday through September. To register, call 662-320-4607. u Samaritan Club cheese — The Starkville Samaritan Club is selling mild, sharp, extra-sharp and round cheese. Cheese may be purchased at any of the following businesses in Starkville: John McMurray Accounting, 320 University Drive, Nationwide Insurance, 520 University Drive, or CB&S
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ADMINISTRATIVE Publisher: Don Norman, Business Manager: Mona Howell, NEWSROOM Editor: Zack Plair, News Editor: Education Reporter: Steven Nalley, General Reporter: Alex Holloway, Lifestyles Reporter: Morgan Upton, Sports Editor: Danny Smith, Sports Reporters: Ben Wait, Jason Edwards DISPLAY/CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING Account Executives: Wendy Downs, wendy@ Elizabeth Lowe, elizabeth@ Audra Misso, Classified/Legals Rep: Abby Arledge, CIRCULATION Circulation Manager: Byron Norman, Circulation Clerk: Candie Johnson, Circulation Associate: R.W. Tutton PRODUCTION Production Manager: Byron Norman, CREATIVE SERVICES creative@ Graphic Artists: Chris McMillen, Connor Guyton,, Casondra Barlow Page Designers: Jason Cleveland, Justin E. Minyard PRINTING SERVICES Pressroom Foreman: Don Thorpe Assistant Pressman: Emery Griggs Pressroom Associate: Matt Collins, Adam Clark
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Delays call Entery-ITC merger into question
By JEFF AMY Associated Press JACKSON — Almost a month after Entergy Corp. and ITC Holdings Corp. withdrew their merger application in Texas, they haven’t refiled. Since then, Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi have delayed consideration of the merger. “We’re wanting to see where Texas goes on this,” said Eric Skrmetta, chairman of the Louisiana Public Service Commission. Observers say the delays almost certainly mean the companies won’t complete the merger by year’s end, as originally scheduled, and call into question whether it will be completed at all. “We perceive management’s growing silence as indicative of deal risk,” wrote Dumoulin-Smith of Swiss investment bank UBS AG in an Aug. 19 note to clients. “Even if the deal goes forward, the economics will likely be substantially eroded for Entergy.” Dumoulin-Smith recommends investors sell Entergy stock. Shares closed at $62.92 Friday, having fallen by 13 percent since late July, steeper than a broader drop in utility stocks. In December 2011, New Orleansbased Entergy said it would transfer its high-voltage lines to ITC of Novi, Mich. That company would issue Entergy shareholders enough stock to give them a majority of ITC shares worth more than $2 billion, and ITC would also assume $1.78 billion in debt. Entergy and ITC won Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approval in June. The companies say only that they’re assessing options following the Aug. 9 application withdrawal, when Entergy and ITC said they couldn’t agree to all conditions demanded by the Texas Public Utility Commission. “We have not yet re-filed and have not made a final decision as to our path forward in Texas,” Entergy spokesman Mike Burns said. “We have a merger agreement in place with ITC and are evaluating our next steps under that agreement.” “We remain of the view that this transaction would deliver the nearterm and longer-term economic benefits to customers and the region that result from a high-performing, reliable transmission system and a regional planning perspective that facilitates the benefits of the competitive electricity market,” ITC’s Louise Beller wrote in a statement. Charles Fishman, an analyst for Chicago-based Morningstar Inc., says he thinks ITC, in particular, still wants the deal to happen. But he said the year-end schedule is almost certainly dead. As for the overall merger, he said, “It certainly is less certain today that it was a month ago.” Already, the two companies have offered more than $350 million in rate concessions over the next five years, including $134.4 million in Arkansas, $129 million in Louisiana, $90 million in Texas, $77.5 million in Mississippi and $40 million in New Orleans. The companies say this protects customers from paying more until the benefits of the deal are established, although some regulators question if the money is really enough. The companies offered the savings in Texas after a procedural deadline, leading commissioners to bar consideration. Presumably, that obstacle would evaporate in a new filing, but as part of the Texas effort, Entergy and ITC agreed to other concessions that could cost money. “We continue to expect either the deal will be abandoned, or look for a renegotiated agreement between (Entergy and ITC) over the prospective sharing in any potential deal economics, particularly given the significant potential reductions to authorized rates should the transaction be approved,” Dumoulin-Smith wrote. Even if the deal is cost-neutral to customers, regulators still fret about the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission taking control of what transmission projects get built. Entergy and ITC said states will still have approval over sites for new power lines. “This has to be a case that meets the interests of Mississippi consumers,” said Brandon Presley, Mississippi’s northern district public service commissioner. “There have been lots of issues raised regarding the commission’s loss of jurisdiction and other things.” Entergy already won approval to join the Midcontinent Independent System Operator, a group that directs electricity movement. MISO is supposed to save Entergy customers $1.4 billion over 10 years, ensuring they get the cheapest possible electricity. Regulatory staffs have said MISO membership will bring many of the benefits ITC has promised. Entergy has another reason to push the ITC transaction. The Justice Department, after investigating whether Entergy used its transmission system to strangle competing power generators, announced last November that it wouldn’t take action as long as Entergy joined MISO and spun off its wires to ITC.
Today's Weather Weather
Local 5-Day Forecast
Mainly sunny. Hot. High 94F. Winds light and variable.
Mainly sunny. Highs in the mid 90s and lows in the upper 60s. Sunrise: 6:34 AM Sunset: 7:11 PM
More sun than clouds. Highs in the mid 90s and lows in the upper 60s. Sunrise: 6:35 AM Sunset: 7:10 PM
Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the low 90s and lows in the upper 60s. Sunrise: 6:36 AM Sunset: 7:08 PM
Times of sun and clouds. Highs in the low 90s and lows in the upper 60s. Sunrise: 6:36 AM Sunset: 7:07 PM
Sunrise: 6:34 AM Sunset: 7:12 PM
Mississippi At A Glance
Tupelo 93/68
Greenville 96/67
Starkville 94/67 Meridian 93/65
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Though the current fiscal year is just over two months old, lawmakers are about to start working on a budget for next year. The 14-member Joint Legislative Budget Committee will meet Sept. 16-19 in Jackson to hear state agencies’ spending requests for fiscal 2015, which begins next July 1. The meetings are open to the public.
A schedule released Friday shows: u Sept. 16: Presentations by the Personnel Board, Department of Health, Forestry Commission, Department of Agriculture and Commerce, treasurer, secretary of state, Insurance Department, attorney general and Mississippi Development Authority. u Sept. 17: Community colleges, the Department of Corrections, Division of Medicaid, Department of Mental Health, Military Department and Department of Finance and Administra-
tion. u Sept. 18: Department of Education, Department of Marine Resources, State Port Authority, Department of Public Safety, Department of Transportation, Public Employees Retirement System, Supreme Court, Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. u Sept. 19: Department of Environmental Quality, Department of Revenue.
Jackson 95/67
Area Cities
Biloxi 91/72
Lo Cond. 70 pt sunny 72 pt sunny 67 sunny 67 mst sunny 69 sunny 66 sunny 64 sunny 67 sunny 66 sunny 71 pt sunny 67 mst sunny 67 mst sunny 67 mst sunny 71 sunny 68 mst sunny City Hi Memphis, TN 94 Meridian 93 Mobile, AL 89 Montgomery, AL 91 Natchez 94 New Albany 93 New Orleans, LA 91 Oxford 93 Philadelphia 93 Senatobia 93 Starkville 94 Tunica 94 Tupelo 93 Vicksburg 96 Yazoo City 96
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ing,” he said. “It has a script — from the time everything starts to the end of the day, everything is scripted. There’s also video, which may be the biggest challenge right now. You have to load every commercial and every fun hype video we do, or the entrance video.” He said workers had to be sure the officials’ headsets were operating properly, had to make sure the media had credentials and parking passes and make sure different wireless frequencies used within the stadium were operating. Jennifer Damms and Kim Coble are two concession workers at Stand 1 in Davis Wade Stadium’s west concourse. They’ve also worked concession stands at Mississippi State football games for three years for the Starkville High School band boosters. They said the Mississippi State game day experience was exciting and could be hectic, particularly for the home opener. “You’re just busy from the time the gates open until the time the game’s over,” Damms said. “The first week can be different because you’re training new people, usually every week, but a lot of people will return. So the first one is always a training for everyone.” Coble noted today’s game would be especially difficult, due to the new stands in the
recently-renovated concourse. “You have new stands, so there’s going to be a high learning curve to figure out what’s going to work best,” she said.0 Games like today’s, a nonconference face-off against a traditionally-weak foe, tended to draw smaller crowds than marquee SEC matchups against teams like the Alabama Crimson Tide or LSU Tigers. Damms said it would be nice to have such a game to get experience in the new concession stands, but noted the game being the home opener would likely pull more people to the stadium. They said concession workers had been through some preparations during the week leading up to the game. “They had an orientation training for all the nonprofit organizations that come in and work the stands,” Damms said. “They try to make sure we know everything we need to know to get started.” Frey said the athletic department as a whole had long been preparing for the season,
but even with the preparation, the season seemed to arrive faster than expected. “You plan all summer for the first game and what’s going to happen, and it can still sneak up on you,” he said. “It can happen a lot quicker than you anticipated. It can get on top of you before you know it, even with all the planning.” Wetherbee said, overall, the entire operation to make sure everything on game days went smoothly was to make sure fans had the best experience possible. “The message we have in those meetings is that it’s about the fan experience,” he said. “Our main goal is that everything runs smoothly — that we’re getting people where they want to be and they enjoy it. If they don’t notice us, it’s a good thing. Typically, if we have to interact it’s a bad thing, and we talk about that for everyone, whether you’re a parking attendant or a custodian. It’s kind of like how you never notice a referee at a football game unless something bad happens.”
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Hearing what our fore fathers said
By Gary Andrews The greatest generation is slowly becoming extinct and it is time for us “baby boomers” to pick up the torch and run. As we talk and listen to our elders and the times of their childhood we need to pay attention because their wisdom will be irreplaceable. For many of us we have tired of some of the same old stories that we have heard over and over again, however after this time is over we long for those days of hearing these stories again and trying to remember what we were told. From our forefathers to this passing generation we have been handed many excerpts of wisdom. Not only were we given tidbits of wisdom in each story but we were told about the dignity, discipline, and character each one learned as a child. Respect was taught in school and at home. For some us we look back and see our parents as being hard workers with little time to share with their children. It may seem that they did not appreciate what we were doing and would very
ANGLIZCAN ST. DAVID’S AT MAYHEW 549 Mayhew Rd. Mayhew 1928-BCP Sunday Worship 10 am • 312-5366 • 386-8481 APOSTOLIC APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLY OF JESUS CHRIST 113 N. Lafayette St. • 324-1741 Sunday School 9:45 am • Worship 11:15 am VICTORY APOSTOLIC FAITH CHURCH 1230 Boyd Rd. • 324-1788 Sunday School 9:45 am • Worship 11:30 am ASSEMBLY OF GOD FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD 218 Louisville • 323-6207 • Pastor Scott Riley Worship 10:45 am & 6 pm BAPTIST ADATON BAPTIST CHURCH Sunday Morning Worship: 9:15am Fellowship & Refreshment: 10:25am Sunday School: 10:45am • Evening Worship: 6:00pm Wednesday night Worship: 6:15pm 2872 Hwy 182 West • 662-323-3735 Website: ANTIOCH MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH Worship 11 am BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH 2501 Bethel Road • 324-0790 Sunday School 9:45 am • Sunday Worship 11 am BETHEL M.B. CHURCH Hwy 82 West • 324-0071 Sunday School 9:30 am • Worship 8 am & 10:45 am Wed. Bible Study & Prayer Meeting 6:30 pm BETHESDA BAPTIST CHURCH (SBC) 2096 Bethesda Road, Crawford •272-8734 • Pastor Allen Dees Sunday Bible Study 10 am, Worship 11 am & 7 pm Wed. Bible Study & Prayer Meeting 7 pm BROADMOOR BAPTIST CHURCH Horseshoe Drive (off Hwy. 12 W.) Sunday Services 10:30 am & 6:30 pm • 323-4026 CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH 405 North Jackson • 323-1448 • Sundays: Bible Communities at 9:15 am Morning Worship 10:30 am, Serving & Taining 5-7 pm Wed. Celebration Service at 6:30 pm CENTER GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH 1784 Center Grove Rd., Maben • 323-4811 Bible Communities 9:15 am • Worship 10:30 am Ministry & Training 5 pm • Youth @ House 5 pm CHRISTIAN FAITH M.B. CHURCH 701 Whitfield St. • 320-4208 • Sunday School 10 am Morning Worship 11 am • Bible Study Wednesday 7 pm CROSSPOINT Worship 10:30 am • Sportsplex - 405 Lynn Lane Pastor Scott Cappleman • DAYSTAR CHURCH Worship: Sunday 4 pm & Thursday 6:30 pm 305 Lynn Lane • Pastor Charles Smith • 341-1983 EAST SAND CREEK M.B. CHURCH 324-3454 • Sunday School 9:45 am • Wed. Bible Study 7 pm EMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH 1350 Old Hwy 12 • 324-1000 Sunday School 10 am • Worship 11 am FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH 1804 South Montgomery Street • 323-9333 Sunday School 10am • Worship 11 am FAITH BAPTIST AT PUGH’S MILL Pugh’s Mill Church Road • Hwy 25 S • 662-779-2797 Minister Rev. Albert Bisson • Sunday Worship 10:45am & 6:30pm FAITH & WORKS COMMUNITY CHURCH Rev. Dr. William A. Headd • 403 W. MLK Dr. Sunday School 9:30 am • Sunday Worship 11 am Wed. Prayer Meeting 6 pm • Bible Study 6:30 pm FELLOWSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH 1491 Frye Rd. • 320-9988 • Pastor R. C. "Dickie" Bryan Sunday School 9:15 am • Worship 10:30 am & 6 pm Wed. Prayer Meeting 6:30 pm • Monthly Family Night Supper 6 pm FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, LONGVIEW Longview Road • 324-6191 FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 106 E. Lampkin Street • 323-5633 • Pastor, Chip Stevens • Sunday School 9:00 and 10:30 am Worship 9:00 and 10:30 am • Evening Worship 5:00 pm Wed. Supper 5:00 pm • Wed. Youth 5:30 pm Wed. Discipleship 5:45 pm FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Rev. Tommy Temple • Maben • 263-4214 FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH Craig Springs Road, Stugis • 465-8806 • Sunday School 10am Worship 11am & 7pm • Disciple Training 6pm GRACE TEMPLE M.B. CHURCH Hwy 82 East, Starkville • 323-1003 GREATER EBENEZER BAPTIST CHURCH Oktoc Road • 323-7838 • Worship 11am & 6pm JOSEY CREEK M.B. CHURCH 4821 MS Highway 182 • Starkville • 662-323-6415 Sunday School 9:30am • Worship 11am LIFE RENEWAL COMMUNITY CHURCH 300 Yeates Street • Bibles Study Tuesday 6:30 Sunday School 9:30am • Worship 11am LONGVIEW BAPTIST CHURCH Larry W. Yarber, Pastor, 662-769-4774 2016 Buckner St. • 323-4470 • Kay Verral, Pianist Sunday School 10am • Sun. Worship 11am & 6pm Discipleship Training 5:15pm • Wed. Bible Study 6:30pm MEADOWVIEW BAPTIST CHURCH 300 Linden Circle • 323-2963 • Sunday School 9am Worship 10:15am & 6pm • Disciple Training 4:45 pm MOUNT PELIER M.B. CHURCH 840 N. Jackson Street • 323-7407 MOUNT OLIVET M.B CHURCH 1011 Mount Olive Road • 323-9173 MORGAN CHAPEL BAPTIST CHURCH Route 2, Box 138-A, Sturgis • Sunday School 10 am Preaching 11 am & 7 pm • Church Training 6 pm Wed. Night Meeting 7 pm • Youth Organizations 7 pm MULDROW FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Osborn Road • Worship Service 11 am 1st & 4th Sundays NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH David Fedrick, Pastor • 662-323-7989 1541 New Hope Church Road, Starkville Sunday School 10 am • Sunday Worship 11am • Wed Night 6pm PILGRIM’S REST BAPTIST CHURCH
seldom tell us of their approval. It seems to me that we always remember what bad remarks we got and just gloated at the good remarks with out marking them down in our minds. Wisdom comes through learning and experience. As this world changes and becomes more electronically oriented and gets away from the hands on type jobs, we are using our heads and minds in different ways that our forefathers did. Dr. Eugene Swearingen once said, “The secret of success is to do the common things uncommonly well.” One of my favorite quotes I rely on is “the only difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.” The generations before us based much of their experiences and wisdom on hard labor and they accomplished it well. Today we are in a friendlier atmosphere of using our heads and getting work completed for us through electronic devices and other means. However this should never deter us from learning from our forefathers said and maintain their wisdom because it was them that brought us to this point in life. In Philippians 2:3 we are told, “Don’t be selfish... Be humble,
Longview Rd., Route 5, Box 367 • 323-1214 PINE GROVE M.B. CHURCH 1090 Bluff Lake • 323-7039 Sunday School 9:30 am • Worship 11 am PLEASANT GROVE M.B. CHURCH 1914 Moor High Road • 272-8740 Sunday School 9:45 am • Worship 11 am PLEASANT RIDGE BAPTIST CHURCH Sunday School 10 am • Worship 11 am & 6 pm Wed. 6 pm • Pleasant Ridge Road, Sturgis NEW PRAIRIE GROVE M.B. CHURCH 1491 Bluefield Road • Sam Bonner, Sr., Pastor Church: 324-0701 • Van Ministry: 418-1401 Sunday School 9:00 am • Worship 10:15 am SAND CREEK CHAPEL BAPTIST CHURCH OF ROCKHILL 2234 Rockhill Road 283-4069 • 323-3268 SECOND BAPTIST M.B. CHURCH 314 Yeates St• 323-6177 • Sunday School 9:30 am Worship 10:50 • Pastor Joseph Stone SELF CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH Brown Rd. • 324-1120 • Sunday School 10 am Worship 11 am & 6:00 pm SPRING HILL M.B. CHURCH 323-3154 • Sun School 9:45 am • Worship 11 am Wed Prayer Service 6:30 pm STARKVILLE COMMUNITY CHURCH 1004 Lynn Lane • 324-6009 • Pastor Dr. Lloyd Humphrey Bible Study 9:30 am • Worship 10:45 am & 6 pm ST. PAUL M.B. CHURCH 2231 Hwy 389 N. Sunday School 9:30 am • Worship 10:30 am • Wed 6:30 pm Boys and Girls Club Columbus Bible Study Tuesdays 7 pm STURGIS BAPTIST CHURCH 827 Main Street, Rt 1, Sturgis • 465-7420, 465-7558 TABERNACLE BAPTIST 844 Old West Point Road • 323-6351 • Wed. 6:30pm Sunday School 9:30 am • Sunday 10:30 am & 1 pm Pastor - Greg Upperman TRAVELERS REST M.B. CHURCH Hwy 82 E, Mathiston• 263-4542 • Sunday School 9:30 am Worship 10:45 am & 5 pm • Wed. Night 7 pm UNION HILL BAPTIST CHURCH 1147 Marion Rd. • 323-4308 WAKE FOREST BAPTIST CHURCH 2460 Sturgis-Maben Road South, Sturgis • Worship 11 am & 7 pm UNIVERSITY BAPTIST Wesley Foundation-E. Lee Blvd • 323-8805 Sunday Bible Study 9:30 am • Worship 10:45 am CATHOLIC ST. JOSEPH'S CATHOLIC CHURCH 607 University Drive • 323-2257 Sun. Worship 9am, 11:30 am & 5:30 pm • Sun. School 10:15 am CHURCH OF CHRIST AUSTIN CHURCH OF CHRIST HOLINESS USA 2298 Turkey Creek Rd • 323-5473 Sunday School 9:30 am • Worship 11 am STARKVILLE CHURCH OF CHRIST 1107 East Lee Boulevard • Sun. Worship 10 am & 5 pm Sun. School 9 am • Wed. Bible Study 7 pm FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST HOLINESS 609 Gillespie Street • 324-1034 NORTHSIDE CHURCH OF CHRIST 1200 N. Montgomery • Wed. Bible Study 7 pm Sunday Bible Study 9:30 am • Worship 10:30 am & 6 pm NORTH MONTGOMERY CHURCH OF CHRIST Sunday 9:30 am, 3 pm • Wed. 7 pm • 324-9598 PINE GROVE CHURCH OF CHRIST HOLINESS, USA Elder George Miller • Highway 25 South • 324-3850 CHURCH OF GOD CHURCH OF GOD 701 S. Montgomery • 323-0352, 323-4709 CHURCH OF GOD 1999 Silver Ridge Road, Starkville • 465-9900 Worship Services 10 am & 5:30 pm PETERS ROCK CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST 223 Martin Luther King Dr. • 323-5119 STARKVILLE CHURCH OF GOD 100 Locksley Way • Starkville • 323.0352 Worship Services 8:30 am & 10:00 am 9:45 am Sunday School ST. MARK CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST Highway 25 South • 324-0317, 494-4794 EPISCOPAL EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF THE RESURRECTION 105 N. Montgomery 323-3483 • Sunday School 9:15 am Sunday 8 AM, 10:30 AM • Noon on Thursdays INTERDENOMINATIONAL NEW HORIZONS CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP 1010 Victory Lane, Starkville • 662-648-9007 Sunday 10:30 am • ISLAMIC MOSQUE OF STARKVILLE 204 Herbert St.• Jumuah (prayer) Friday 1-2 pm Ta'leem (service) Sunday 1 pm Iman Oda - prayer leader • 662-722-2955 JEWISH CONGREGATION B’NAI ISRAEL (URJ) 717 2nd Avenue North , Columbus 324-1273 Friday evening 7:30 pm • LUTHERAN ST. LUKE LUTHERAN CHURCH 1104 Louisville Street • 323-3050 Sunday School 9:30 am • Worship 10:30 am METHODIST ADATON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 2128 Reed Rd. • 320-4010 Worship 11 am • Sunday School 9:45 am ALDERSGATE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 820 Evergreen • 323-4657 • Sunday School 9 am • Sunday Worship 10 am ARTESIA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Reverend Walt Porter Sunday School 10 am • Sunday Worship 11 am BELL CHAPEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Rev. Eddie J. Hinton • 323-4871 • 1450 Old Hwy. 12 Sunday School 10 am • Worship 1st & 3rd Sundays 11 am BIG CREEK UNITED METHODIST CHURCH & STURGIS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Sturgis • 258-7072 • Sunday School 9:30 am • Worship 10:30 am CHURCH OF BOYD CHAPEL UNITED METHODIST Route 2, Sturgis FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 200 West Lampkin • 323-5722 • 8:30am Traditional Worship
thinking of others as better than yourself.” Our forefathers mastered this by learning that the most important words in life are: “Thank You.” The most important word in life is: “We.” The least important word is: “I.” Working together with and for each other will get our generation on the right track so that, maybe one day; we will also be remembered as a great generation. Prayer: Father, thank you for another day of life and for your wisdom. I pray that I will learn from you through previous generations that you have sent before me and that I will hear them with attentive ears. Amen. (Suggested daily Bible readings: Sunday - Psalm 111-10; Monday - 1 Corinthians 3:5-9; Tuesday - 1 John 5:18-21; Wednesday - Proverbs 8:32-36; Thursday - Matthew 12:42; Friday - Isaiah 40:13-14; Saturday Philippians 1:9-11) A080-10 Gary Andrews is the author of Encouraging Words: 30-days in God’s Word. To obtain a copy go to his website
9:30am Gathering Place • 10am Sunday School 11 am Contemporary Worship • 11 am Traditional Worship 6 pm Evening Worship GRIFFEN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 323-1363 • Elder Eddie Lee Jones, Pastor Sunday School 8:30 am • Worship Service 9:30 am LINDSEY CHAPEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 1670 Old West Point Road at Section Road • 323-4057 LONGVIEW UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 1948 Longview Road • 324-2308 Worship 9:30 am • Sunday School 10:30 am JONES CHAPEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 2627 East Tibbee Rd, West Point • 494-3020 Worship 2nd, 4th Sundays 11:30 am Sunday School 10 am • Bible Study Tuesday 6 pm MABEN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Maben • 263-8168 NEW LIGHT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Rev. Eddie Hinton • 323-4871 • 2866 New Light Rd. • 312-5402 NEW ZION UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 2169 S. Montgomery St. • 324-0789 • Rev. Tyrone Stallings, Sr Sunday School 9:30 am, Worship 11 am, 3rd Sunday Worship 8 am PLAIR UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 1673 Finley Dr. • 324-0036 • Pastor Kenny Casey PLEASANT HILL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Hwy 82 W. 11 miles outside Starkville • 1st Sunday of month 11 am PUGH’S MILL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 1948 Longview Road • 324-2308 • Worship 2:30 pm ROCKHILL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Rockhill Road • 323-7047, 323-5696 ZION CYPRUS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Hwy 25 South • Sunday School 10 am • Worship 11 am NAZARINE WESLEY COMMUNITY CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE Sunday 10 am • 305 Lynn Lane • 323-7453 • Pastor Randy Witbeck NON-DENOMINATIONAL ANOTHER DIMENSION CHRISTIAN CENTER Pastors Maurice & Stacy Peterson • 610 Yellow Jacket Drive 662-324-1050 • Sunday Worship 10:30 am • Wednesday 7 pm CHURCH OF THE LIVING GOD 305 Jarnigan Street • 323-8839, 323-6471 FINDING YOUR WAY THROUGH CHRIST MINISTRIES Pastor Ken Ashford • 783 Blocker Rd Sunday Worship 11am • Wednesday Bible Study 6:30pm FULL GOSPEL INTERNATIONAL MINISTRIES INC. Dr. Maxine Hall, Pastor 1504 19th St. North, Columbus • 328-9231 Sunday School 9:30 am • Sunday Service 10:30 am Tuesday Bible Study or Intercessory Prayer at 6:30 pm Wednesday Children's Church 6 pm GRACE EMMANUEL FULL GOSPEL Maben-Sturgis Road, Maben 324-1141 • Worship 11 am & 7 pm GRACE COMMUNITY CHURCH 11am & 7pm on Sundays Holiday Inn Express, Hwy 12, Starkville HOUSE OF LIFE FREEDOM MINISTRY CHURCH 1742 Old West Point Rd • 662.324.3100 Donnell Wicks, Pastor • Sunday Worship 8 am & 11 am Sunday School 9:45 am • Wed. Bible Study 6 pm THE HEART OF COMPASSION MINISTRIES 231 Weatherspoon Dr., Hwy 45 N, Crawford 662-769-7567 or 662-646-0060 Rev. George S. Datson, Pastor • Sunday Worship 11 am Sunday School 10 am am • Thurs. Bible Study 7 pm JESUS OF NAZARETH Rockhill Road • Worship 11:30 am • 324-3493 KINGDOM VISION INTERNATIONAL CHURCH 3193 Hwy 69 S, Columbus • 327-1960 • Elder R.J. Matthews, Pastor Tue. Bible Study 7 pm • Worship 8:30 & 11 am Sun. School 10 am LIFE CHURCH Sunday 10 am Hollywood Premier Cinemas • 684-9099 • John & Laura Daniels, pastor LOVE CITY FELLOWSHIP CHURCH 305 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. • Starkville • 601-553-8150 Apostle Lamorris Richardson Pastor NEW COVENANT CHURCH 200 W. Garrard Road • 323-4555, 323-4789 • Worship 10:45 am NEW LIFE WORSHIP CENTER Corner Old West Point Road & Pleasant Ridge Road 465-6418 • Sunday 10 am & 6 pm THE CHAPEL Boys & Girls Club • 911 Lynn Lane Sunday 10:30 am • Danny Gardner 662-312-6317 WORD IN ACTION MINISTRIES CHRISTIAN CENTER 2648 Tom St., Sturgis • 242-7235 Wed. Bible study 7 pm • Sunday School 10 am • Worship 11 am LIFE RENEWAL COMMUNITY CHURCH FELLOWSHIP 300 Yeates St. • Worship 11 am • Tue. Bible Study 6:30 pm VICTORY CENTER CHURCH Hwy 23 S, Linden Circle • Bishop Michael Boyd & Dr. Retha Boyd Sunday 9 am • Wed. Bible Study 7 pm • Joy Night Fri. 7 pm TV Broadcast, Channel 5: Sat 7 pm, Sun 9 am WORD IN ACTION MINISTRY CHRISTIAN CENTER 2648 Tom St. • Sturgis, MS 39769 • 662-230-3182 Sunday School-10:00 AM • Morning Service-11:00 AM Wednesday Bible Study-7:00 PM Pastor Curtis Davis • ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN ST. BRIGID'S ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN MISSION Holmes Chapel, Hwy 50 West, West Point, MS Divine Liturgy • Sunday at 10:00 A.M. PENTECOSTAL FAITH TEMPLE PENTECOSTAL CHURCH Hwy. 12 East, Sturgis • Sunday School 9:45 am • Service 11 am THE GOOD STEWARD PENTECOSTAL CHURCH 1599 Hwy. 25 South • 494-6661, 295-5207 TRUTH TABERNACLE 1410 Hwy 182 East • Pastor Kenny Childers • 323-6892 Sunday 3 pm • Wed. 7:30 pm PRESBYTERIAN FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (USA) 307 University Drive • 323-1994 • Worship 8:30 am & 11 am GRACE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (PCA) Academy Rd • 324-0180 • Worship 11 am • Sun. School 9:45 am TRINITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (USA) 607 Hospital Road • 323-9340 • Worship 9:30 am • Sunday School 11 am QUAKER STARKVILLE FRIENDS MEETING (FGC) 10:30 - 2nd & 4th Sundays • 323-5277 • 312-1052
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Stocks Stocks flat as traders weigh weak jobs data, Syria
NEW YORK (AP) — After a volatile day, stocks ended Friday mostly unchanged, as traders weighed a weak jobs report for August and the ongoing tensions between the U.S. and Syria. While stock indexes ended close to where they began, they had rough ride during the day. Stocks opened slightly higher but soon fell after Russian media reported that naval ships were en route to Syria, stoking fears of a wider conflict and sending the Dow Jones industrial average down as much 148 points in the first half-hour of trading. By the end of the day, the Dow had risen as high as 15,009 and dropped as low as 14,789 — a big 220 point range. “Clearly, (Russia) made the market nervous,” said Dean Junkans, chief investment officer for Wells Fargo Private Bank, which has $170 billion in assets under management The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose less than a point, or 0.01 percent, to close at 1,655.17. The Dow ended down 14.98 points, or 0.1 percent, at 14,922.50. The Nasdaq composite rose 1.23 points, or 0.03 percent, to 3,660.01. Traders were rattled by conflicting forces. A mediocre August jobs report suggested that U.S. economic growth was slowing, but provided a reason for the Fed to keep up its stimulus program. The geopolitical risks of Syria added to the uncertainty Friday. One clear trend emerged: investors moved money into safer assets. The yield on the 10year Treasury note fell to 2.94 percent from 3 percent the day before. Relatively safe, dividendpaying stocks such as utilities were among the best performers in the S&P 500 and gold rose more than 1 percent. Wall Street was unnerved by signs that the confrontation between the U.S. and Syria over Syria’s alleged use of chemical weapons on civilians was getting worse. Three Russian naval ships sailed toward Syria on Friday and a fourth was on its way, the Interfax news agency reported, a sign that Russia may assist Syria in case the U.S. does strike. However, Russia President Vladimir Putin’s chief of staff said the ships were intended to help evacuate Russian citizens if military strikes became necessary. “These are troubling developments,” said David Chalupnik, head of equities for Nuveen Asset Management. “Syria is turning into something bigger that what it started out to be.” The price of oil surged to its highest level in more than two years on a combination of escalating tension in the Middle East and hope for continued stimulus from the U.S. Federal Reserve. Benchmark oil for October delivery rose $2.16, or 2 percent, to close at $110.53 a barrel in New York. That was the highest closing price since May 3, 2011. Even after a bumpy Friday, the S&P 500 index had its best week in two months. The S&P 500 rose 1.4 percent for the week. U.S. employers added 169,000 jobs in August, fewer than the 177,000 economists had forecast. The number of job additions in July was estimated by the government at 104,000, down from an earlier 162,000. “This was a horrible set of jobs figures, starting with large revision to last month’s number,” Tom di Galoma, head of fixed-income rates sales at ED&F Man Capital, wrote in an email to clients. Friday’s jobs survey was the last major piece of economic data the Fed will have to consider before its September 17-18 policy meeting, when it will decide the fate of its large bondbuying program. The Fed has been buying $85 billion in Treasurys and other bonds each month to keep interest rates at historic lows and to encourage spending and borrowing. It was widely believed that the Fed would start phasing out its purchases this month. Most market watchers still believe the Fed will start easing back in September, however the amount of the pullback may be smaller, Nuveen’s Chalupnik said. Stocks making big moves included: — Mattress Firm, which plunged $6.10, or 15 percent, to $35.59 after the company reported a second-quarter profit that fell far below financial analysts’ expectations. — VeriFone Systems jumped $2.09, or 10 percent, to $22.81 after the electronic payment terminal maker reported thirdquarter results on Thursday that beat Wall Street expectations.
of the Day Hannah Stevenson
“I’m smiling because my birthday is coming up.”
Ninty-four year old Juanita Turney, left, was crowned this year’s Hot Tamale Festival queen Thursday, Sept. 5, in Greenville, Miss. Last year’s queen Florence Signa, looks on at right. (Photo by Bill Johnson, The Delta Democrat-Times)
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If the United States does not act against Syria, it would not be the first time the country turned a blind eye to chemical weapons. An article in the Washington Post mentioned the Iraq-Iran conflict in 1988, where Iraq was using chemical weapons. Not only did the government ignore Iraq’s use of the weapons, it provided Iraq support when the Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations authorized the sale of numerous items to Iraq, including poisonous chemicals and deadly biological viruses. When Saddam Hussein attacked the Kurdish resistance forces with gas in 1988, the United States also took no military action.   The United States signed a treaty at the 1993 Chemical Weapons, eliminating the use of chemical weapons. While Syria did not sign the 1993 treaty, the nation signed the original treaty banning poisonous chemicals use in the 1925 Geneva protocol. But Mellen questioned what was at stake for the United States in going to war, citing Obama’s reluctance to send troops to Libya and other areas of the Middle East, and must determine what made this attack different from the others. “Why do we need to be the world’s police on this issue?,” he said. “It’s partly because chemical weapons do add an element. We are signatory to that and the treaty that prohibits the use of chemical weapons. If we or the allies of the treaty fail to act there, it’s the perception we are sending the message to rogue states, terrorist stations, that it is OK to use these things. These atrocious weapons can be used without any penalty whatsoever.” The fear of using chemical weapons in the future is what makes Jarvis Williams, who will begin his master’s studies at Mississippi State in January, say it is necessary for America to respond to Syria’s actions. “I’m still against the idea of slaughtering people,” he said. “There’s somewhat of a civil war going on and I understand they have to work out their political differences similar to how we worked out ours in America, but chemical weapons, that’s a serious precedent that I hope we don’t do in the 21st century like some of the horrors we repeated in the 20th century.” Despite the many opinions and varying ways to view the matter, Barbier said she hoped the President listened to those around him. “I hope the President listens to the American people and Congress,” she said. “…I don’t think there’s a right way to go.”
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Bank at the corner of highways 12 and 25. Cheese may also be purchased from any Samaritan Club member. Contact Hall Fuller at 662-323-1338, John McMurray Jr. at 662-323-3890, Margaret Prisock at 662- 324-4864, or Charlie Smith at 662-324-2989. u Clothing ministry — Rock Hill Clothing Ministry will be opened every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 8-11 a.m. The ministry is open to the public and is located across the street from Rock Hill United Methodist Church at 4457 Rock Hill Road. For more information, contact Donna Poe at 662-323-8871 or 662-312-2935. u Celebrate Recovery — Fellowship Baptist Church hosts Celebrate Recovery every Tuesday at 1491 Frye Rd. in Starkville. A light meal starts at 6 p.m. and the program begins at 6:45 p.m. Child care services are provided. For more information and directions to the church, call 662-320-9988 or 662295-0823. u Healing rooms — From 6:308:30 p.m. every Monday, Starkville Healing Rooms provide a loving, safe and confidential environment where you can come to receive healing prayer. No appointment necessary. Rooms are located upstairs in the Starkville Sportsplex located at 405 Lynn Lane
in Starkville. For more information, call 662-418-5596 or email info@ and visit u Alcoholics anonymous — The Starkville A.A. Group meets six days per week downstairs at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection. Call 3278941 or visit for schedules and more information. u PEO Chapter N meeting — The PEO Chapter N meeting is held 9 a.m. the second Thursday of each month. PEO is an organization of women helping women reach for the stars. For more information about monthly meetings contact Bobbie Walton at 662-3235108. u Senior Center activities — The Starkville Senior Enrichment Center on Miley Drive will host Party Bridge on Mondays and Fridays at 1:30 p.m. To play, call 662-338-9442. Senior Game Day will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and Stitching with Marie will be held Wednesdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., with afternoon visiting following. For more information, call 662324-1965. u Alzheimer’s meetings — The Starkville church of Christ (1107 East Lee Blvd.) will host the monthly meeting of the Alzheimer’s Support Group on each first Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. to encourage and support caregivers of those suffering from Alzheimer’s Syndrome. For more information, call 323-
1499. u Health workshops — A series of free workshops on health and fitness for all ages will be held on the first and third Mondays of each month at West Oktibbeha County High School at 39 Timberwolf Drive in Maben at 5 p.m. Call 662-242-7962. u Gentle Yoga — Gentle yoga will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church at 607 Hospital Road in Starkville. The course is free and tailored to beginners. u Community call-in prayer service — The Peter’s Rock Temple COGIC will sponsor a call-in prayer service for those in need on Saturdays from 9 a.m.-noon and Sundays 9-11 a.m. Leave your name, number and prayer request and the Prayer Team will contact you. Call 662-615-4001. u SLCE Cancer Support Group — The SCLE Cancer Support Group will meet every first Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at Second Baptist Church on 314 Yeates St. in Starkville. Call 662323-8775 or 601-527-1553. u Project HELP — Project HELP with Family Centered Programs and the Starkville School District is a grant funded project that can assist “homeless” students in the district and provides school uniforms, school supplies, personal hygiene items, and\or in-school tutoring. Call Mamie Guest or Cappe Hallberg at 662-324-2551 or 662-418-3876. u PROJECT CLASS — PROJ-
ECT CLASS is seeking volunteers who wish to make a difference in the life of a young student by practicing reading and arithmetic with them in a one-onone session for one hour per week. Call 662-323-3322. u Sassy Sirens Game Day — On the first Wednesday of each month at 2 p.m., the Sassy Sirens will host a Game Day at the Senior Citizens Building “Fun House.” RSVP to Oldmedic@ u Starkville Writer’s Group — The Starkville Writers’ Group will meet on the first and third Saturday of each month at the Book Mart in downtown Starkville. Contact Stan Brown at u Brotherhood breakfast — Men and boys are welcome to attend a brotherhood breakfast at Austin Creek Church of Christ Holiness (USA) at 2298 Turkey Creek Rd. in Starkville every second Saturday of the month at 8 a.m. followed by yard work at 10 a.m. Attendees are asked to bring yard supplies. Officer elections will be held at the end of the year. Call Willie Thomas at 662-323-2748. u Casserole Kitchen — The Casserole Kitchen serves free meals to anyone in need from 6-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and lunch is served on Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. All meals will be served in the Fellowship Hall (ground floor) of First Presbyterian Church in Starkville. Call 662-312-2175.
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Saturday, September 7, 2013
High School Football
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West Point 55 Washington 32 East Webster 35 N. Pontotoc Starkville 33 Starkville A. 21 Nettleton 27 Choctaw Co. Eupora 49 Sharkey- Isseq. 44 Kemper Co. Winona 14 Hebron C. 0 French Camp 31 21
26 Louisville 28 6 24 Noxubee Co.
Green Wave outperforms Yellowjackets
By BEN WAIT WEST POINT – The Starkville Yellowjackets had shifted all the momentum to their side in the second quarter. West Point used the last 2 minutes of the second half to shift it back to its side. The Yellowjackets scored 19 points in the second quarter, but the Green Wave got a 13-yard passing touchdown from Josh Ewing to Aeris Williams with seconds remaining in the half to shift the momentum again. The Green Wave (1-1) went on to a 55-33 victory over the Yellowjackets (1-2) at Hamblin Stadium Friday night. “We’re not a very good football team right now to say the least,” SHS head coach Jamie Mitchell said. “I don’t know what’s going on. We do some great things in practice, but Friday nights have been a nightmare for us. I don’t have the answer. It’s my job to get it fixed and by God, I’m going to do that.” Mitchell’s squad committed 13 penalties for 132 yards and that was one of the biggest concerns for the Jacket coach. “It’s that, the false snaps and the whole 9 yards,” Mitchell said. “It’s just ugly, ugly, ugly football. I’m embarrassed. This is our football team. I’m responsible for the way they look.” After having a good showing in week one against Noxubee County’s running game, the Jackets couldn’t stop Williams and the Green Wave attack. Williams, a Mississippi State commit, rushed for 246 yards on 23 carries to lead a 488-yard rushing attack. “I thought the first half, minus the one long run, we did a decent job,” Mitchell said. “The second half we just did not have an answer.”  The Wave ended the night with 544 total yards. The Jackets had just 242, 175 passing and 67 rushing.  West Point didn’t waste any time, as it scored on its very first possession. Ewing found Kaelon Collins for a 15-yard passing score. Williams had a 49-yard rushing score on their next drive and Ewing capped off the first quarter scoring with a 1-yard quarterback sneak. The Yellowjacket offense woke up
West Point’s Dvanta Randle (4) gets his hands on an interception on a pass intended for Starkville’s Raphael Leonard in the first half of Friday night’s game. (Photo by Lee Adams, For Starkville Daily News) in the second quarter.  SHS got its first first down of the night at the 8:55 mark in the second period. Jaquez Horsley capped off the drive with a 2-yard rushing score. The kick was missed and the Jackets trailed 21-6. Starkville quarterback Princeton Jones found AJ Brown for a 70-yard passing touchdown to pull the Jackets to 21-13. “We made some big plays,” Mitchell said of the difference in his offense in the second quarter. “If we can get the ball to our wide receivers, we’ve got some guys that are big-time players. Right now, we’re not getting the ball to them.”
The Yellowjacket defense got into the scoring on the next West Point possession. Brown, who also plays defense, intercepted an Ewing pass and returned it 41 yards for a touchdown.  SHS went for two but failed to
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Generals generate a fast start at home to beat Volunteers
From Staff Reports GREENVILLE – The Washington School Generals took advantage of a fast start from its offense and went on to defeat the Starkville Academy Volunteers 32-21 Friday night. Washington put up a couple of first-quarter touchdowns to take a 14-0 lead, then Starkville Academy got its first points on a 1-yard quarterback keeper by Houston Clark. Johnathan Burton kicked the first of three extra-point kicks to close the gap to 14-7 at halftime. In the third quarter, the Generals increased their advantage to 26-7 with a interception return for a touchdown and a pass for a score. The Volunteers put up a couple of touchdowns in the fourth quarter with the first being a 2-yard run by O’Shea Kemp and the other being an 11-yard run by Clark. Washington was able to keep the distance from itself and SA with a 60yard run in the fourth quarter.
Starkville Academy running back O’Shea Kemp (3) looks for running room against Washington School Friday night. (Photo by Chris Whitaker, Delta Democrat-Times, For Starkville Daily News)
The Generals nearly put up 400 yards of offense on the Vol defense with 237 yards on the ground and 148 yards through the air for 385 yards total. Starkville Academy had a good night offensively with 240 total yards with 150 yards rushing and 90 yards passing. Clark completed 7-of-11 pass attempts for the 90 yards and he added the two touchdown runs rushing for the Vols. Logan Locke had five catches for 56 yards. Kemp was SA’s leading rusher with 63 yards on 17 carries and a score. Defensively for the Vols, Josh Crittenden and Drew Harrell each recovered a fumble, while Skylar Roberson was also credited for having a good game. Starkville Academy, which fell to 1-2 overall with its first Class AAADistrict 1, Division II game of the season, returns home next Friday to play Hillcrest Christian.
Wolverines rally for 35-27 victory against Nettleton
By BRIAN LENTZ For Starkville Daily News MABEN – The East Webster Wolverines might have had a different story to tell today if games were decided by a team’s performance in the first half. However, the second half proved to be quite the boost for the Wolverines, as they defeated the Nettleton Tigers 35-27. After starting the game by driving into Nettleton territory, East Webster came up emptyhanded after a missed 35-yard field goal attempt. In their next three possessions of the first half, the Wolverines came in to the Tigers’ end of the field, only to come up scoreless each time. Meanwhile, the Tigers found the end zone once in each quarter, as Levert Jernigan scored on a 55-yard reception and quarterback Dakota Cruber scored on a 2-yard sneak, to go into halftime ahead 14-0. “At the half, I just told them to keep fighting,” East Webster head coach Doug Wilson said. “We knew we had to come out in the second half and get a stop on their opening drive.” Although Nettleton started the second half with a six-play scoring drive that was capped off by a 3-yard touchdown run by Cruber, the momentum quickly shifted in favor of East Webster. The Wolverines defense stopped the Tigers on their next drive, and with 8:19 left in the third quarter, a 9-yard touchdown run by junior Deangelo Liggins cut the Nettleton lead to 21-7. However, that was just the beginning of the Wolverines’ strong second half. On their next
drive, sophomore tailback John Wofford Williams scored on a 2-yard touchdown to cut the Tiger lead down to 21-14 with 4:15 remaining in the third quarter. Less than a minute later, sophomore linebacker Chase Keller picked off Cruber to set up a Wilbur O’Briant touchdown to tie the game at 21-21. The fourth quarter opened with a bang, as Liggins scored on a 72-yard punt return to put East Webster in the driver’s seat with a 28-21
The season-high number of hits for the Detroit Tigers on Friday night against Kansas City.
Bulldog Bits
Men’s Tennis
After putting together impressive 2012-13 seasons in both singles and doubles action, Mississippi State men’s tennis senior Malte Stropp and sophomore Jordan Angus will kick off the 2013-14 campaign ranked nationally in both singles and doubles, including a top 10 ranking as a duo. Stropp, who put together a 22-13 record in 2012-13 and earned All-Southeastern Conference second team honors, will begin the season ranked 40th in the ITA national singles rankings. The No. 40 spot is Stropp’s highest career ranking since joining the Maroon and White in 2010-11. The Bulldog senior made the NCAA Singles Championship in 2013 for the first time in his career, falling just short of the Round of 16. State’s other ranked player is Angus, who played an intricate part in the Bulldogs’ run to the NCAA Round of 16 last year as a freshman. Angus will begin the season ranked 113th nationally in singles, the first time he has earned a singles national ranking. Beginning the 2013 dual match season 11-0, Angus set the best start by a Bulldog freshman in MSU recorded history last spring. In doubles, Angus and Stropp will start the 2013-14 slate ranked sixth in the nation as a pair, the highest an MSU doubles team has been ranked since 2000, when Marco Baron and Charles Sevigny were ranked third nationally. Angus and Stropp finished last year ranked No. 14 in the nation after falling in a tough threeset match to the eventual 2013 NCAA Doubles Champions. The entire Bulldog tennis squad will begin the 2013 fall slate when they head to Nashville, Tenn., for the 2013 SEC Invitational, Sept. 20-22, hosted by Vanderbilt.
Starkville Daily News
High School Football Area Scores West Point 55, Starkville 33 Washington School 32, Starkville Academy 21 East Webster 35, Nettleton 27 Eupora 49, Winona 14 North Pontotoc 31, Choctaw County 21 Kemper County 26, French Camp 24 Sharkey-Issaquena Academy 44, Hebron Christian 0 State Scores Aberdeen 39, Amory 13 Amanda Elzy 67, Lanier 0 Baldwyn 54, Mooreville 16 Bassfield 58, Prentiss 6 Bay St. Louis 33, West Harrison County 12 Benton Academy 21, Sylva-Bay Aca. 20 Biggersville 22, Benton County 18 Bogue Chitto 51, Cathedral 48 Brandon 38, Clinton 14 Brookhaven 19, North Pike 13 Brookhaven Aca. 28, Prentiss Christian 6 Bruce 26, Coffeeville 19 Caledonia 35, Smithville 21 Calhoun Aca. 24, North Sunflower Aca. 18 Callaway 42, Provine 0 Center Hill 23, Byhalia 6 Central Hinds Aca. 48, Hartfield Academy 6 Centreville Aca. 34, Adams Christian 12 Choctaw Central 56, Cherokee, N.C. 22 Cleveland 33, Leland 14 Collins 46, Bay Springs 0 Columbus 20, New Hope 16 Corinth 27, Lewisburg 7 De Soto, Ark. 49, Greenville Christian 0 East Marion 20, West Marion 6 East Union 29, Potts Camp 14 Evangel Christian School, Ala. 48, Victory Christian 8 Florence 39, McLaurin 25 Forrest Co. AHS 34, Stone County 33 Franklin Co. 33, McComb 28 Germantown 38, Mendenhall 33 Grenada 32, Greenville-Weston 14 H.W. Byers 38, Coldwater 14 Hancock 35, East Central 21 Hazlehurst 26, South Delta 6 Heritage Aca. 28, Winston Aca. 7 Hernando 75, North Panola 26 Houlka 25, Coahoma Co. 20 Indianola Aca. 48, Bayou Aca. 21 J.Z. George 32, Montgomery County 0 Jackson Aca. 35, Magnolia Heights 0 Jackson Prep 34, Forest 7 Kemper Aca. 22, Humphreys Aca. 14 Kossuth 56, New Site 0 Lake 45, Nanih Waiya 13 Lamar School 40, East Rankin Aca. 10 Laurel 26, Northeast Jones 21 Lawrence County 35, Crystal Springs 21 Leake Aca. 56, Manchester Aca. 6 Louisville 28, Noxubee County 6 Madison Central 28, West Monroe, La. 27, OT Magee 33, Morton 26 Marshall Aca. 54, Tunica Academy 14 McClain 13, Marshall 6 Mize 28, Raleigh 14 Murrah 53, Jackson Jim Hill 6 New Albany 11, Pontotoc 8 Newton Co. Aca. 32, Porter’s Chapel Aca. 12 Newton County 33, Kosciusko 21 North Delta 30, Strayhorn 6 O’Bannon 32, Hollandale Simmons 26 Oak Grove 45, Pearl River Central 14 Ocean Springs 37, Moss Point 6 Okolona 14, Houston 6 Olive Branch 24, Charleston 13 Oxford 37, East Side 6 Pascagoula 31, Greene County 28 Pearl 21, Northwest Rankin 6 Perry Central 8, Lumberton 6 Petal 37, West Jones 7 Philadelphia 41, Neshoba Central 0 Picayune 41, D’Iberville 13 Poplarville 48, Long Beach 10 Puckett 46, Enterprise Lincoln 0 Purvis 38, Sumrall 0 Raymond 19, Hinds AHS 13, OT Richland 42, Riverside 6 Richton 41, Wayne Aca. 8 Ridgeland 41, Terry 33 Ripley 46, Falkner 27 Salem 26, Resurrection Catholic 12 Saltillo 27, Itawamba 14 Seminary 23, North Forrest 0 Simpson Aca. 28, Canton Aca. 0 South Jones 32, George County 16 South Panola 34, Meridian 14 South Pontotoc 35, Mantachie 34, OT Southaven 45, CBHS, Tenn. 42 Springfield, La. 64, Loyd Star 14 St. Andrew’s 34, Pisgah 20 St. Joseph-Madison 21, St. Aloysius 17 St. Martin 42, Vancleave 7 Stringer 52, Enterprise Clarke 21 Taylorsville 26, Madison-Ridgeland Aca. 0 Tri-County Aca. 33, Oak Hill Aca. 20 Tupelo 47, Shannon 0 Union 56, Sebastopol 34 Vardaman def. TCPS, forfeit
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“We knew the guy can run pretty well, but he has really surprised us the last couple weeks with his speed.”
Eupora head coach Junior Graham said about running back Lamontae Salley, who had 221 yards rushing against Winona Friday night.
The Area Slate
Today College Football Alcorn State at Mississippi State, 2:30 p.m. College Volleyball Baylor Classic at Waco, Texas Mississippi State vs. Tulsa, 12:30 p.m. Mississippi State vs. Baylor, 7 p.m. High School Volleyball Starkville at Tupelo Volleyfest, all day High School Softball Eupora, East Webster at New Albany Tournament, TBA
Fourth Quarter E – Lee Starks 83 run (Justin Lewis kick) E – Lamontae Salley 35 run (Justin Lewis kick) College Football SEC Schedule
Today’s Games Alcorn State at Miss. State, 2:30 p.m. SE Missouri St. at Ole Miss, 6 p.m. Florida at Miami, 11 a.m. Miami (Ohio) at Kentucky, 11 a.m. Western Kentucky at Tennessee, 11:21 a.m. Toledo at Missouri, 2:30 p.m. S. Carolina at Georgia, 3:30 p.m. UAB at LSU, 6 p.m. Sam Houston St. at Texas A&M, 6 p.m. Samford at Arkansas, 6 p.m. Arkansas St. at Auburn, 6:30 p.m. Austin Peay at Vanderbilt, 6:30 p.m. Major League Baseball All Times EST National League Thursday’s Games Cincinnati 6, St. Louis 2 Arizona 4, San Francisco 2 Friday’s Games Chicago Cubs 8, Milwaukee 5 Philadelphia 2, Atlanta 1 Cleveland 8, N.Y. Mets 1 Cincinnati 3, L.A. Dodgers 2 Miami 7, Washington 0 St. Louis 12, Pittsburgh 8 Colorado at San Diego, late Arizona at San Francisco, late
Women’s Tennis
With the 2013-14 collegiate tennis season right around the corner, the Intercollegiate Tennis Association has announced its Division I Women’s Preseason Rankings. Mississippi State women’s tennis is represented by three of its players in the first poll of the season released Friday, which is an individual-only ranking. Representing State in singles is sophomore Georgiana Patrasc, who is nationally ranked at No. 76 in singles, a new career best. As a true freshman last spring, Patrasc was chosen to the 2013 AllSoutheastern Conference team, claiming second-team honors. She played mainly at the No. 1 and No. 2 positions in the team line-up and hit her career high of being nationally ranked at No. 116 by the ITA. She went 18-15 in her first season of college competition. Rated No. 48 nationally in doubles, Lady Bulldogs senior Alexandra Perper and junior Naomi Tran represent Mississippi State in that ranking. The duo was ranked on the national level for much of the 2012-13 campaign as well, starting the season 10-2, including a win over the No. 4 team in the country. Mississippi State Lady Bulldog tennis looks forward to the upcoming fall campaign, which will be underway on September 28 with the ITA Riviera All-American Championships in Pacific Palisades, Calif.
Today AUTO RACING 7 a.m. NBCSN — Formula One, qualifying for Grand Prix of Italy, at Monza, Italy 6:30 p.m. ABC — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Federated Auto Parts 400, at Richmond, Va. BOXING 9:25 p.m. SHO — Featherweights, Rafael Marquez (41-8-0) vs. Efrain Esquivias (162-1); heavyweights, Seth Mitchell (261-1) vs. Chris Arreola (35-3-0), at Indio, Calif. COLLEGE FOOTBALL 11 a.m. ESPN — Florida at Miami ESPN2 — Cincinnati at Illinois FSN — SE Louisiana at TCU FS1 — Oklahoma St. at UTSA 2:30 p.m. ABC — Regional coverage, San Diego St. at Ohio St. or Oregon at Virginia ESPN2 — Regional coverage, San Diego St. at Ohio St. or Oregon at Virginia FSN — Buffalo at Baylor NBCSN — Delaware St. at Delaware 3 p.m. ESPNEWS — Old Dominion at Maryland 3:30 p.m. ESPN — South Carolina at Georgia 5:30 p.m. FS1 — Louisiana-Lafayette at Kansas St. 6 p.m. ESPN2 — Texas at BYU Walnut 39, Alcorn Central 19 Warren Central 17, Vicksburg 13 Washington School 32, Starkville Aca. 21 Water Valley 42, Calhoun City 6 Wayne County 63, Quitman 0 West Bolivar 26, Ray Brooks 0 West Lauderdale 27, Wesson 0 Winona Christian 42, Kirk Aca. 8 Scoring Summaries West Point 55, Starkville 33 At West Point SHS 0 19 0 14 – 33 WP 21 7 21 6 – 55 First Quarter WP – Kaelon Collins 15 pass from Josh Ewing (Omar Lemus kick) WP – Aeris Williams 49 run (Lemus kick) WP – Ewing 1 run (Lemus kick) Second Quarter SHS – Jaquez Horsley 2 run (Kick failed) SHS – AJ Brown 70 pass from Princeton Jones (Michael Sullivan kick) SHS – Brown 41 interception return 9 (Run failed) WP – Williams 13 pass from Ewing (Lemus kick) Third Quarter FOX — West Virginia at Oklahoma FSN — Stephen F. Austin at Texas Tech 7 p.m. ESPN — Notre Dame at Michigan 9:30 p.m. FS1 — Washington St. at Southern Cal GOLF 8 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, European Masters, third round, at Crans sur Sierre, Switzerland (same-day tape) 12:30 p.m. TGC — Tour, Chiquita Classic, third round, at Davidson, N.C. 3 p.m. TGC — USGA, Walker Cup, first round, at South Hampton, N.Y. 5:30 p.m. TGC — Champions Tour, Montreal Championship, second round (sameday tape) MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 11:30 a.m. FOX — Regional coverage, Milwaukee at Chicago Cubs, L.A. Dodgers at Cincinnati, or Boston at N.Y. Yankees 6 p.m. MLB — Regional coverage, Pittsburgh at St. Louis or Detroit at Kansas City SAILING 3 p.m. NBC — America’s Cup, race 1 and 2, at San Francisco SOCCER 9 p.m. NBCSN — MLS, Chicago at Seattle TENNIS 11 a.m. CBS — U.S. Open, men’s semifinals, at New York WP – Ewing 2 run (Lemus kick) WP – Ewing 6 run (Lemus kick) WP – Lacequiu Starks 21 run (Lemus kick) Fourth Quarter SHS – Fontavious Smith 20 pass from Jones (Michael Godley kick) WP – Starks 39 run (kick failed) SHS – Raphael Leonard 33 pass from Jones (Godley kick) Eupora 49, Winona 14 At Winona Eupora 21 7  7 14 – 49 Winona 0 7 7 0 – 14   First Quarter E – Rusty Johnson 34 pass from Jalen Embry (Justin Lewis kick) E – Lamontae Salley 68 run (Justin Lewis kick) E – Corson Gunn 11 pass from Trey Pittman (Justin Lewis kick) Second Quarter E – Lamontae Salley 43 run (Justin Lewis kick) W – Zach Carter 13 run (Reed Rushing kick) Third Quarter E – Lee Starks 4 run (Justin Lewis kick) W – Teon Thomas 8 run (Reed Rushing
Today’s Games L.A. Dodgers (Greinke 14-3) at Cincinnati (Latos 14-5), 1:05 p.m. Milwaukee (Hellweg 0-3) at Chicago Cubs (Arrieta 2-1), 4:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Niese 6-6) at Cleveland (Kluber 7-5), 6:05 p.m. Atlanta (A.Wood 3-3) at Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 10-12), 7:05 p.m. Washington (Roark 4-0) at Miami (Eovaldi 3-5), 7:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Locke 9-4) at St. Louis (Wainwright 15-9), 7:15 p.m. Colorado (Chatwood 7-4) at San Diego (T.Ross 3-7), 8:40 p.m. Arizona (McCarthy 3-9) at San Francisco (M.Cain 8-8), 9:05 p.m. Sunday’s Games N.Y. Mets at Cleveland, 1:05 p.m. Washington at Miami, 1:10 p.m. Atlanta at Philadelphia, 1:35 p.m. Pittsburgh at St. Louis, 2:15 p.m. Milwaukee at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. Arizona at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. Colorado at San Diego, 4:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Cincinnati, 8:05 p.m. American League Thursday’s Games Kansas City 7, Seattle 6, 13 innings Boston 9, N.Y. Yankees 8, 10 innings Baltimore 3, Chicago White Sox 1 Houston 3, Oakland 2 L.A. Angels 6, Tampa Bay 2 Friday’s Games Boston 12, N.Y. Yankees 8 Baltimore 4, Chicago White Sox 0 Cleveland 8, N.Y. Mets 1 Detroit 16, Kansas City 2 Toronto 6, Minnesota 5 Houston at Oakland, late Texas at L.A. Angels, late Tampa Bay at Seattle, late
HAMMOND, La. – Mississippi State and Southeastern Louisiana played 15 scoreless minutes before heavy rains and lightning in Hammond forced the cancellation of the match at the SELA Soccer Complex. Both teams each fought off a scoring chance before lightning in the area sent the teams off the pitch. The match was called off after another round of storms entered Hammond an hour into the delay. Coach Aaron Gordon’s squad returns to action Sunday, traveling to Hattiesburg for an in-state showdown against Southern Miss at 1 p.m.
WACO, Texas – Facing its first road test of the season, the Mississippi State volleyball team claimed a 3-1 victory against the UT-Arlington Mavericks (3-2) in the opening match of the Baylor Classic. The Bulldogs (3-2) stumbled out of the gate as they couldn’t get anything going and dropped the first set 25-23. MSU outhit UTA .351 to .316 but four Maverick blocks proved to be the difference. State managed to tie the first game 18 times but failed to ever gain control. UTA would again jump out to an early 5-2 lead in the second set but a 7-2 run ignited by back-to-back kills from freshmen Kimmy Gardiner and Brooke Sassin gave the Bulldogs a lead they would not relinquish. The Bulldogs held the Mavericks to a .037 hitting percentage during the second set to win 25-17. Behind a .438 hitting percentage in the third set, State kept rolling as it sprinted out to a 10-4 lead and never looked back. Chelsea Duhs registered five of her 10 kills with a .714 hitting parentage for the third stanza. Most importantly, the Bulldogs had four of their five blocks in the set and out-blocked the Mavericks four to two. UT-Arlington kept battling in the fourth set to keep the match alive, but Mississippi State held the momentum and pulled out a 25-20 victory. Sassin stole the show with five kills of her own, while Taylor Scott and Gardiner added three each. After being out-blocked four to none in the first set, the Bulldogs registered five blocks the Mavericks four over the final three sets. Gardiner recorded her second-career double-double with 18 kills and 11 digs. Scott and Sassin added 13 kills each. Freshman setter Suzanne Horner recorded 51 assists while Roxanne McVey had 23 digs. Gabby Litwin also added 10 digs. The Bulldogs will face Tulsa in the first game of a doubleheader at 12:30 p.m. today before wrapping up the trip against Baylor at 7 p.m.
Today’s Games Boston (Lackey 8-12) at N.Y. Yankees (Huff 2-0), 1:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (H.Santiago 4-8) at Baltimore (W.Chen 7-7), 1:05 p.m. Houston (Oberholtzer 4-1) at Oakland (Straily 8-7), 4:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Niese 6-6) at Cleveland (Kluber 7-5), 6:05 p.m. Detroit (Verlander 12-10) at Kansas City (Duffy 2-0), 7:10 p.m. Toronto (Happ 3-5) at Minnesota (Correia 9-10), 7:10 p.m. Texas (D.Holland 9-7) at L.A. Angels (Richards 5-6), 9:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Archer 8-6) at Seattle (Paxton 0-0), 9:10 p.m. Sunday’s Games Boston at N.Y. Yankees, 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Cleveland, 1:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Baltimore, 1:35 p.m. Detroit at Kansas City, 2:10 p.m. Toronto at Minnesota, 2:10 p.m. Texas at L.A. Angels, 3:35 p.m. Houston at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at Seattle, 4:10 p.m.
Serena Williams advances to US Open final
By HOWARD FENDRICH Associated Press NEW YORK — At the end, and only at the very end, did Serena Williams face anything resembling a challenge in her U.S. Open semifinal. Six times, Williams was a single point from winning. Six times, she failed to come through. All that did, of course, was delay the inevitable Friday. On match point No. 7, Williams delivered a 107 mph service winner, then let out two shouts, a mixture of relief and rejoicing after a 6-0, 6-3 victory over fifth-seeded Li Na of China that put the defending champion back in the final at Flushing Meadows. “I got tight, which happens sometimes. I just needed to relax, and then when I did relax, she played some good points,” said the No. 1-ranked Williams, who will face No. 2 Victoria Azarenka of Belarus on Sunday in a rematch of last year’s final. “But it was a good experience going into the next round,” Williams added. “If I even get a match point, I’ll be ready to stay calm and just to stay focused and relaxed.” Pursuing a fifth U.S. Open championship, and 17th Grand Slam title overall, Williams has been so dominant, so untouchable, during these two weeks that the only question each time out was how long it would take her to win, not whether she would. “I have been really focused,” Williams said. “I set some goals for myself in (each) match and am really trying to reach those goals every time.” Through 12 sets across six matches in this tournament, Williams has lost only 16 games (for context, Azarenka lost 13 in one match alone). According to the WTA, that’s the second-lowest total of dropped games through six matches at any Grand Slam tournament in the last 25 years. The 31-year-old American can become the first woman to win the U.S. Open without dropping a set since — yes, you guessed it — Williams herself in 2008. She also did it in 2002. Williams won 24 games in a row during a particularly perfect stretch that began in the second set of her fourth-round victory over No. 15-seeded Sloane Stephens, continued through a 6-0, 6-0 quarterfinal win against No. 18 Carla Suarez Navarro, and concluded with a 1-0 lead in the second set against 2011 French Open champion Li. So what’s the secret to making things
Women’s Golf
Continuing success and achieving yet another level is the goal for the No. 30 Mississippi State women’s golf team after it became the first program to appear in the NCAA Championships a season ago. MSU is set to open the 2013-14 campaign with the three-day, three-round Cougar Classic at the par-72, 6,204-yard Yeamans Hall Club in Hanahan, S.C. MSU will compete against teams from last year’s NCAA Championships field like Auburn, No. 14 Florida, No. 20 South Carolina and Wisconsin. Other teams in the event include No. 19 Baylor, College of Charleston, Charleston Southern, Clemson, Coastal Carolina, Furman, LSU, Maryland, Ole Miss, Missouri, No. 11 North Carolina, N.C. State, UNC Greensboro, Penn State, Tennessee, No. 17 Virginia and Wake Forest.  Brown-Lemm’s squad will be led by returning All-American and NCAA Central Regional champion Ally McDonald. The Fulton native is coming off a fantastic sophomore year in which she broke or tied all of the school’s single-season records. Mary Langdon Gallagher, the team’s only senior, and junior Rica Tse will also be in the opening-weekend lineup for the Bulldogs.
competitive against Williams? “You’ve got to fight. You’ve got to run. You’ve got to grind. And you’ve got to bite with your teeth for whatever opportunity you have,” Azarenka said. “She’s obviously an amazing player. She’s the greatest of all time.” Williams is definitely bolstering her case lately. She is 66-4 with eight titles in 2013. Go back to the start of Wimbledon in June 2012, and she is 97-5 with 13 trophies, including three from the past five Grand Slam tournaments. Half of Williams’ losses this season were to Azarenka, including one at a hard-court tuneup in Cincinnati last month. “We know each other pretty well. I know her strengths; she knows my strengths,” Azarenka said. “That’s what it’s all about, about those turning points, who wants it more, who’s willing to go for it more.” Azarenka has lost 12 of their 15 career meetings, but she did manage to push Williams to three sets a year ago in New York. This will be the first time the same women play each other in the U.S. Open final two years in a row since Williams lost to older sister Venus in 2001, then beat her in 2002.
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High School Football
Eupora rolls over Winona
By JASON EDWARDS   WINONA – Eupora coach Junior Graham said he wanted to pick up where the team left off last week. Friday night, the Eagles did just that as they defeated Winona 49-14. Looking solely at the score, it would appear Eupora was ready for battle right from getting off the bus and while it did dominate the majority of the game, it was some quick tweaking at the beginning of the contest that gave the Eagles the edge. “Early on, they came out and played us a little bit differently than we anticipated so we had to make some sideline adjustments,” Eupora coach Junior Graham said. “The halfback pass right off the bat coming off the turnover gave us the momentum and we scored 21 points in the first quarter.” After going three and out on their first possession, the Eagles regained control as they forced a Winona fumble which was recovered by Eupora’s Frank Elam. The Eagles made good on the turnover after a reverse halfback pass from Jalen Embry to Rusty Johnson for 34 yards to take a 7-0 lead with 9:30 remaining in the first quarter. Lamontae Salley extended Eupora’s lead even farther after going 68 yards on a toss sweep for the score. Following a successful point after attempt by Justin Lewis, the Eagles held a 14-0 advantage. Salley’s “speed” on the long rush put a bit of a smile on his coach’s face. “We saw something (Friday night) that we haven’t seen before,” Graham said. “I’ve had Lamontae for four years and he showed a burst on that long one. We knew the guy can run pretty well, but he has really surprised us the last couple weeks with his speed.” Eupora picked up one more touchdown before the close of the first quarter. This time it was Trey Pittman finding Corson Gunn with an 11-yard slant pass. Once again, Lewis was good with the kick as the Eagles moved out to a 21-0 lead. Salley picked up his second touchdown of the night to start the second quarter. On this occasion, the running back went 43 yards, which combined with another successful Lewis kick, moved the Eagles ahead 28-0 with 10:43 remaining in the first half. Winona got on the board with 2:35 left to play in the half as Zach Carter ran it in from 13 yards out. Reed Rushing sent the ball soaring throw the uprights to make it a 28-7 ballgame. As time expired, Lewis missed a 47-yard field goal to close the half with Eupora leading 28-7. Halftime did not slow the Eagles one bit. With just over 4 minutes off the clock in the third quarter, Eupora capped an eight play drive with a Lee Starks 4-yard touchdown run. The Tigers answered right back with seven points of their own as Teon Thomas hit the end zone following an 8-yard run to end the third with the score 35-14. With 8:25 remaining in the game, one of the best plays of the night transpired. As the Tigers defense laid a hard hit on the fullback, the football popped into the air and right into the waiting hands of Starks who promptly went 83 yards for the touchdown. “Lee has done a good job complimenting Lamontae,” said Graham. “He is a bigger back, but you saw (Fri-
day night) he has breakaway speed. You break 80 plus yards on Winona and you got some speed.” With 4:45 remaining, Salley got his third touchdown of the night off a 35yard rush. Lewis hit another straight through the goalpost as the Eagles left Winona with their third win and an undefeated record still intact. The story of the night for Eupora was the running game which the Tigers were never able to contain. Salley was the leading rusher with 16 carries for 221 yards while Starks was right on his heels with seven rushes for 141 yards. Combined, the pair provided five of Eupora’s seven touchdowns. Winona dropped to 0-3 overall and will next travel to Carrollton to face J.Z. George, while Eupora (3-0l), which was originally scheduled for a bye week, will hit the road to face Coahoma Agricultural in Clarksdale.
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convert.  West Point used the momentum they picked up at the end of the first half to start the second half.  Ewing punched it in from 2 yards and 6 yards on the Green Wave’s first two drives of the half to pull away. Ewing finished the night 4-of-12 passing for 56 yards and two scores. He rushed the ball 12 times for 64 yards and three touchdowns. Backup West Point running back Lacequiu Starks rushed
the ball 12 times for 161 yards and two scores. Jones found Fontavious Smith for a 20-yard passing score and Raphael Leonard for a 33-yard passing strike in the fourth quarter. “We’ve got to get better at quarterback,” Mitchell said. “He’s doing the best he can.” Jones was 8-of-20 passing for 175 yards and three scores. He also threw two interceptions. Horsley rushed 22 times for 53 yards and one touchdown.  The Jackets return home next Friday night for a date with Southaven.
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lead. After Nettleton was stopped once again by the Wolverines defense, O’Briant found the end zone again, extending the East Webster lead to 35-21. Despite a Tiger touchdown with 5 minutes remaining, the Wolverines offense ran down the clock on the next possession, sealing the comeback victory. “These guys don’t quit,” Wilson said. “We finally started covering better on defense and caught on to their offense. As a result, we got some new opportunities and our offense responded to those very well.” With the win, East Webster improves to 3-0 this season and will face a tough road East Webster quarterback Jack Wilson (6) throws a pass against Nettleton contest next Friday night at Class 4A conFriday night. (Photo by Diana Edwards, For Starkville Daily News) tender Houston.
S tretc h in g for yarda g e
Reds nip Dodgers at home
From Wire Reports CINCINNATI (AP) — Joey Votto emerged from his deep slump with a single and a two-run homer Friday night, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers, who had another starting pitcher get hurt. The NL West leaders lost Chris Capuano to a mild groin strain in the second inning, when he grimaced on a pitch to Zack Cozart. Already this week, the Dodgers had to push Hyun-Jin Ryu back from a scheduled start because of a sore back. Mike Leake (12-6) emerged from his recent slump, helping the Reds get their fourth win in their last five games. Leake allowed five hits, including Hanley Ramirez’s two-run homer, in 7 2-3 innings. Aroldis Chapman, pitching for the fourth day in a row, fanned three in the ninth for his 35th save in 40 chances. Votto hit a two-run homer — his 22nd — off J.P. Howell (2-1) in the fifth inning for a 3-2 lead.
Former Starkville High School and East Mississippi Community College quarterback Jaquez Johnson (12) looks for extra yardage as East Carolina linebacker Kyle Tudor (20) makes the stop Thursday night. (Photo by Chuck Liddy, The News & Observer, AP)
Junior College Football
Phillies 2, Braves 1
PHILADELPHIA — Cody Asche hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning, and Philadelphia ace Cliff Lee outdueled fellow left-hander Mike Minor. Lee (12-6) allowed one run on Andrelton Simmons’ leadoff homer in the third while striking out 10 in eight innings. He gave up two hits and walked none. Former Mississippi State pitcher Jonathan Papelbon finished for his 25th save in 31 chances. Asche’s homer came on the first pitch he saw from Minor in the seventh. In his first time facing the Phillies this season, Minor (13-6) allowed four hits in seven innings, striking out nine and walking one.
EMCC Lions use balanced offense for victory
For Starkville Daily News SCOOBA – The fifth-ranked Lions of East Mississippi Community College kicked off their 2013 home football season in dominating fashion with a 59-0 non-division blanking of East Central Community College Thursday evening at Sullivan-Windham Field on the Scooba campus. Substantially out-gaining the visitors in total offense yardage, 642-88, for the night, the Lions’ offensive explosion was kick-started by their smothering defense 3 minutes into the contest. After sophomore safety Allen Sentimore picked off Donnie Farmer’s pass on East Central’s initial possession, former Laurel High School teammate Dontreal Pruitt hit freshman receiver Kameron Myers on the next play for a 30-yard touchdown pass at the 12:31 mark. The rout was on at that point. After taking a 38-0 lead at halftime, East Mississippi’s defensive dominance continued following the break, forcing three more three-and-out possessions to begin the second half. For the game, half of East Central’s 14 offensive possessions resulted in threeand-outs. In contrast, eight of EMCC’s 13 offensive possessions produced scores with seven touchdowns and a field goal. As the Lion defenders continued to keep the visitors from crossing midfield in the second half, EMCC’s Thomas tacked on his third of four rushing touchdowns for the night with a 2-yard run at the 11:09 mark of the third quarter. The former West Point High School standout finished the contest with a career-high 90 rushing yards on 13 carries.    After EMCC freshman running back Preston Baker, a Starkville High School product, opened the fourth-quarter scoring with a 4-yard touchdown run, the Lions’ defensive secondary got busy once again. On the heels of their three-interception showing during last week’s 49-6 win at Pearl River, the Lions matched their season-opening feat with three more picks against East Central. With Sentimore duplicating A.J. Stamps’ two-pick effort of a week ago earlier in the East Central contest, freshman cornerback Quan Latham, of Columbus, capped the night defensively for the home team by rising above the intended Warrior receiver on the sideline to come down with EMCC’s third pass interception of the night. Thomas put the finishing touches on the Lions’ balanced offensive performance at the 9:48 mark
with another 1-yard burst into the end zone for his fourth rushing touchdown of the evening. As a team, EMCC totaled 334 yard on the ground, led by former Olive Branch High School standout Todd Mays’ 124-yard rushing effort on 14 carries. Through the air, Pruitt was 15-of-27 for 284 passing yards and a pair of touchdowns. The sophomore signal caller completed passes to 10 different receivers for the night, paced by Heritage Academy product Brandon Bell’s four catches for 54 yards. Defensively en route to registering EMCC’s sixth shutout during the Buddy Stephens coaching era, the Lions limited East Central to 3-of-13 passing for only 39 yards plus the three interceptions. The Warriors’ ground game was also minimized in being held to just 49 rushing yards on 35 attempts.    The 59-0 outcome marked East Mississippi’s largest victory margin of the Stephens era, while the 59 points tied for the third-highest scoring total since he took over EMCC’s football coaching duties in 2008.    The 2-0 EMCC Lions stay at home to entertain the visiting Bears of Southwest Mississippi Community College next Thursday in a 7 p.m. non-division contest at Sullivan-Windham Field on the Scooba campus.
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by Jacqueline Bigar
ARIES (March 21-April 19) Confusion could cloud a decision if it’s made too quickly. Sit on this matter for a few days if possible. A partner might appear more cheerful than he or she has been in a while. A boss or older relative will want you to make certain elemental changes. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) You will be happy at home, and you won’t feel inclined to do much of anything. You will feel more centered than you have in a while. Make a call to a close loved one. You might want to invite this person over to catch up on news. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Be more in touch with a loved one. Make plans for the near future if possible. You might have to put out more money than you anticipated, but it will be worth it. Laughter surrounds a get-together. Stay flexible, as plans could change. CANCER (June 21-July 22) Listen to news, and honor what is occurring within your immediate circle. How you see someone could change radically, as new information comes forward. A lot is happening rather quickly. Know what you need to do to make a situation work. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Make the first effort with someone you might have been experiencing some distance with. You might want to initiate a conversation in order to find out what is going on. Give this person what he or she wants. Don’t blow this opportunity. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Deal with others directly. There could be a schism in how you think and how someone else thinks. Accept the difference, and learn to incorporate this person’s opinions into certain circumstances. Use care with your money, and hold on to your wallet. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Others will respond to your gesture, but make sure that it represents what you want it to. You have a rare opportunity to have fun with an older relative, yet also be surrounded by friends. You’ll feel a strong connection developing among everyone. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Be sensitive to someone’s suggestions. You could miss something, as you might be too absorbed in your own thoughts. Loosen up, and invite a friend to the movies. When you leave the theater, you will feel as though you’ve re-invented yourself. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Take off for a day trip with a favorite person or two. Indulge in a long and leisurely meal while exchanging your thoughts; it will create greater give-and-take between you. You tend to be more open when you are out of town. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) You might be forced once again to take the lead in a situation. This role could involve your personal or domestic life. You have a strong sense of what is right and what is wrong, which will help not only you, but others as well. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) You work well with ideas that have the potential to create fascinating possibilities. How you feel and what you do will greatly change many peoples’ sense of what they can do, too. Respond positively to a call that could involve travel.
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Arts & Crafts session slated
A six-weeks arts and crafts session, Adult Potpourri, will be conducted at the Starkville Community Center beginning Monday night with Mrs. Becky McCloud, program director, in charge. The class will be held each Monday from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. at the Community Center, and is sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Department. Enrollment in the arts and crafts session is limits, Mrs. McCloud said. Reservations must be made prior to Monday night in person at the Community Center. A fee to cover the expense of materials and supplies will be charged, she added. Crafts included in the six-weeks sessions are decoupaging, macrame, dried flower arranging, painting, quick crafts and batiking. Mrs. McCloud noted that the Adult Potpourri will be a continuing program with a one week interval between sixweeks session.
Christmas, yesterday-tomorrow is selected by council as parade theme
Conducting their final meeting this year the Christmas Parade Council, headed by Mrs. Bill Herschede, selected “Christmas: Yesterday - Tomorrow” as the parade theme. The council set Dec. 4 as the date for the parade which will begin at 6:30 p.m. Deadline for float entries in Nov. 15, Mrs. Herschede said. Phases of the parade such as judges, float entries, dignitaries, cars and finances were also discussed by the Council in their organizational meeting. The Christmas Parade Council is under the Beautification Committee of the Oktibbeha County Chamber of Commerce with Jack Wallace serving as committee chairman.
1. Each row and column must contain the numbers 1 through 4 without repeating. 2. The numbers within the heavily outlined set of squares, called cages, must combine (in any order) to produce the target number in the top corner of the cage using the mathematical operation indicated. 3. Cages with just one box should be filled in with the target number in the top corner. A number can be repeated within a cage as long as it is not in the same row or column.
BeeTle Bailey
Here’s How It Works:
To solve a sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must fill each row, column and box. Each number can appear only once in each row, column and box.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) You will enjoy spending time with your sweetie or a dear friend, and it will seem as though neither of you has a care in the world. You are optimistic and willing to take a financial risk. Just make sure that you can handle a backfire.
Dennis The Menace
hagar The horriBle
Barney google & snuffy sMiTh
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College Football
F east fit for B u lldo g s
Mississippi State running back LaDarius Perkins, second from right, receives a plate of food from Cappe’s Steakhouse server Erin Nesbit, left, as Eric Hallberg of Cappe’s, right, visits with players as they go through the line during a meal on Thursday at the Leo Seal Football Complex. (Photo by Jim Lytle, Mediagraphix Photography, For Starkville Daily News)
Fans to notice changes at Davis Wade Stadium
For Starkville Daily News Fans entering the gates Saturday for Mississippi State’s home opener against Alcorn State will immediately notice several changes and enhancements to Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field. In addition to the new look with all the exciting construction taking place in the north end zone, fans will see gates are now lettered A-L, starting with A on the southwest corner of the stadium. Sections have also changed, as they are now numbered 1-25 in the lower level. Club seating on the east side is now 117-125, while the upper decks on both the east and west side of the stadium are 300 level. While all gates on the north end of the stadium are closed due to construction, all other gates will now open three hours prior to kick off to help alleviate the congestion. Also new are the elevators on the southwest corner of the stadium that can be accessed through Gate B. The new, high-capacity elevators are exclusively for fans, while the old elevator in the middle of the concourse is now reserved for coaches, media and credentialed workers only. MSU students may experience the biggest changes, as the previous student entrance behind the north end zone is closed. Saturday, all students will enter through the southeast corner of the stadium. Those wanting to sit in the new end zone seats will be directed to the front of the east grandstand to gain entrance to the new lower bowl. As always, seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. If there are any questions concerning stadium issues, the MSU Alumni Delegates wearing maroon jackets will be stationed inside the gates to offer any assistance. Also affected by the construction is parking. A portion of Barr Avenue, which runs behind the north end zone, is temporarily closed. Fans with a Lot 2 parking pass must now enter through motor home Lot 34 Coliseum Boulevard, while those with passes for Lots 12 and 14 will need to enter and exit through George Perry Road. Additional parking has been added at the Wise Center and Research Park, complete with a shuttle service running three hours before, and two hours after, the game. For more information and a layout of the stadium, fans are encouraged to visit the Game Day Fan Guide at
Fans warned about the heat
Due to the predicted high temperatures today when the Mississippi State Bulldogs welcome the Alcorn University Braves in MSU’s home opener at Davis Wade Stadium, MSU President Mark E. Keenum and athletics director Scott Stricklin urge caution to
our fans and guests. “In partnership with Clark Beverage Group and Learfield Sports, we will be offering free bottled water to our fans outside gates A, D and L while supplies last,” Keenum said. “We appreciate the generosity of our friends at Clark Beverages and Learfield Sports making this possible, along with Aramark and the MSU Athletics Department.” Keenum urged fans to take reasonable precautions against the heat. “We all need to stay hydrated, utilize sunscreen, and dress comfortably and appropriately for the high temperatures,” Keenum said. MSU will, as always, maintain emergency services and first responders in the stadium and fans are urged to follow the signs in Davis Wade Stadium to access medical attention via text or other means and to contact ushers or security if assistance is needed. For more information on MSU game day, visit
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