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GOOD MORNING
TO OUR LOYAL SUBSCRIBER
DOROTHY MULLINS
Mississippi Supreme Court disciplines judge
By JACK ELLIOTT JR.
Associated Press
JACKSON — The Mississippi Supreme
Court has disciplined a former youth-court
judge for misconduct but says it cannot consti-
tutionally bar Leigh Ann Darby from holding
a future judicial office.
The Mississippi Commission on Judicial
Performance is charged with investigating al-
legations of misconduct by judges. By law, it
recommends discipline to the Supreme Court,
which has final say in judicial disciplinary mat-
ters.
Darby, the Tate County family master and
youth court judge in Senatobia, Mississippi,
came under fire in July 2011 after she ordered
three 15-year-olds to be given a drug test and
transported to the Alcorn County Youth De-
tention Center in Corinth. The teens were
strip-searched as provided by the jail policy
when they arrived at the jail and spent three
days there.
The three were arrested after police got a
complaint they were walking through a wom-
an’s yard. All three were eventually found not
guilty of trespassing.
Darby was suspended for 60 days and re-
signed in November 2011. The judicial watch-
dog agency brought its complaint against
Darby in May 2013 and filed its discipline rec-
ommendation in September of that year.
The Judicial Performance Commission
found Darby’s actions violated canons of judi-
cial conduct. Darby did not challenge the find-
ings, according to court records, and agreed
to the discipline recommendation of removal
from office and ban on holding a future judicial
office.
The commission said the teenagers had no
previous arrests and were not under the juris-
diction of the Tate County Youth Court. The
commission said Darby had no authority to or-
der the drug tests or to order the teenagers sent
to Alcorn County.
The commission said the teenagers did not
have a lawyer and Darby did not hold a deten-
tion hearing before ordering them arrested.
The Supreme Court agreed with the alle-
gations and adopted the punishment recom-
mended by the commission — removal from
office and fines.
Presiding Justice Mike Randolph, writing
for the court, said neither the court nor the
commission has authority to stop Darby from
holding a judicial office in the future.
MetroCast to carry SEC Network
By BEN WAIT
sports@starkvilledailynews.com
There has been much talk about which cable
and satellite television providers will carry the
Southeastern Conference Network that launch-
es later this month.
For those in Starkville and the surrounding
area that have cable, that worry is no longer
there.
MetroCast, which serves Starkville, Maben
and Mathiston, announced Friday that it will
carry the SEC Network.
“We are pleased to have reached (an) agree-
ment with ESPN to carry SEC Network, and
it adds great value to our lineup,” MetroCast
regional manager Rick Ferrall said in a release.
“Our customers are big Southeastern Confer-
ence fans and will welcome the expansive cover-
age the network will provide.”
MetroCast covers much of north Mississippi
including Oxford. The cable company serves
more than 45,000 residential and business-class
customers in Mississippi.
The SEC Network will be available with Me-
troCast’s Expanded Basic package. It will appear
on channel 26 in standard definition and chan-
nel 726 in high definition. If a customer doesn’t
have a digital converter, the network will be
available on channel 26.1.
“The launch of the network is vital in Mis-
sissippi because of the two universities that we
have in our service area,” Ferrall said. “The ne-
gations took a long time, but we were able to
get a deal done and we’re looking forward to the
launch and the service.”
The network will televise at least 45 SEC
football games, including Mississippi State’s
opener against Southern Mississippi on Aug. 30
at Davis Wade Stadium.
The SEC Network will also air 100 men’s
basketball games, 60 women’s basketball games
and 75 baseball games. It will also air events
across all 21 SEC sports.
“We are thrilled about the announcement
of MetroCast subscribers gaining access to the
SEC Network when it launches August 14,”
MSU assistant athletic director for media rela-
tions Bill Martin said. “It’s obviously an impor-
tant partnership for our Bulldog fan base, many
of whom are MetroCast subscribers in the
Starkville area. In addition to our season-opener
being televised live on the network, subscribers
will be able to see behind-the-scenes content
that will be filmed in the coming weeks here at
MSU.”
The network will be operated by ESPN
as the two institutions struck a 20-year deal
through 2034.
“We’ve been trying from day one,” Ferrall
MetroCast announced Friday that it will carry the Southeastern Conference Network when
it launches on Aug. 14. (SDN file photo)
S S D CONVOCATI ON
SSD students Asia Ellis, Sarah Rendon, Samantha Turner, Sarah Heard and Joseph Houston (from left) sing “Breaking Free”
from High School Musical at the Starkville School District’s convocation Friday morning. The district holds the convocation
annually to recognize achievements from the previous academic year and to kick off the first day of the new school year for
teachers. (Photo by Alex Holloway, SDN)
Body identified
in death at
local apartment
By ALEX HOLLOWAY
reporter@starkvilledailynews.com
Mississippi State University officials have identified a stu-
dent who was found dead in an apartment Thursday afternoon
as 21-year-old Andrew William Bollacker.
Bollacker was a junior accounting major from Senatobia.
Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Department investigators
found Bollacker’s body in a second-story unit at 21 Apart-
ments on Oktoc Road after responding to a call at 4:30 p.m.
Thursday. OCSD Commander Brett Watson said investigators
didn’t suspect foul play in Bollacker’s death.
Mississippi State University Chief Communications Officer
Sid Salter said the university’s response was limited by Bol-
lacker’s death occurring off-campus and through its handling
by local law enforcement. However, Salter said the university
mourned Bollacker’s loss.
“Whenever we lose one of our students to illness or acci-
dent, it’s a tragedy and the university community is saddened
today over this fine student’s passing,” Salter said. “We extend
our sympathies to his family and friends.”
Oktibbeha County Coroner Michael Hunt said Friday Bol-
lacker appeared to have died from natural causes and his body
had been sent to the Mississippi Crime Lab in Jackson for an
autopsy. Hunt said the autopsy was scheduled for Friday.
Investigators are continuing to look into the matter as they
await autopsy results.
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AROUND TOWN
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Today
uGarage Sale — A gigan-
tic church-wide garage sale A
Gigantic church-wide Garage
Sale will be hosted at the Old
Vanlandingham building at the
corner of Lampkin and Jack-
son--across from the Farmer’s
Market. The sale starts at 6
a.m. and runs until 3 p.m. and
includes everything but clothes!
Lee Merck, born and raised in
Mississippi, is one of our North
American Mission Board ap-
pointees. He has moved his
wife and 4 daughters to Red
Lodge, Montana, where he
has felt God’s call to “Plant a
Church” for the people of that
town. First Baptist Church of
Starkville will send all proceeds
of this August 2 garage sale to
Mr Merck in support of the
“Plant a Church” mission in
Montana.
u Habitat Resale Store
— The Habitat Resale Store,
1632 Rockhill Rd., will be
open Saturday, Aug. 2 8 to 11
a.m. New and used doors, new
windows, appliances, kitchen
cabinets, kitchen items, di-
nettes, sinks, sofas, toilets and
more will be available. Call
617-2745 for directions to the
store.
uUrban Market — From
9-12pm, Urban Den at 511
Academy Road will be hosting
its first Urban Market. Many
local boutiques, small restau-
rants, businesses, etc., will be
set up in the parking lot with
their merchandise to sell. There
will be gift cards and other fun
things. For more information,
call Urban Den at 662-694-
2103.
u Live! Love! Latch! —
La Leche League of Starkville
and Columbus will host Live!
Love! Latch! from 10-11 a.m.
at 929 Coffee Bar. All families
who want to celebrate World
Breastfeeding Week and learn
more about breastfeeding are
invited.
u Fulgham Family Re-
union — The Fulgham fam-
ily reunion will be held from
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Double
Springs Baptist Church Family
Life Center on Sturgis-Maben
road in Maben. Please bring
your favorite dish.
u Class Reunion — The
Henderson High class of 1969
will celebrate its 45th-year re-
union August 1-3. For more
information, contact Emma
Mays at 662-323-6802 or Ter-
ry Miller at 662-323-8895.
Sunday
uSt. Luke Anniversary —
St. Luke Lutheran Church will
celebrate the 10th anniversary
of the building of its sanctu-
ary during and after its regular
Sunday service at 10:30 a.m. A
reception will follow the Sun-
day service.
u Boyd Chapel Women’s
Day — Boyd Chapel U.M.
Church will celebrate Women’s
Day in black and white Sunday,
Aug. 3 at 3 p.m. Minister Ber-
tha Yarbrough from Louisville
will be the guest speaker. Ev-
eryone is invited to come.
u East Sand Creek M.B.
Church —East Sand Creek
M.B. Church is having its an-
nual Family and Friends Day
at 3 p.m. Guest pastor will be
Jimmy Rice from Fourth Street
M.B. Church of Columbus.
Pastor Tommie Stallings in-
vites all visitors. For more in-
formation call 418-2526.
uMt. Zion revival — Mt.
Zion M.B. Church in Stur-
gis will host its annual revival
services Aug.3-5 nightly. Sun-
day’s service will start at 6
p.m., with Frederick White as
speaker. Monday and Tuesday
nights’ services will begin at 7
p.m., with Harvey Olive speak-
ing Monday and E.C. Pittman
speaking Tuesday night. Levi
Olive and the church family in-
vite all to come.
u Talzé Service — The
Episcopal Church of the Resur-
rection will hold a Taizé service
at 6 p.m. The service includes
40 minutes of singing, prayer,
readings and silence. Attendees
are requested to bring one item
for a food pantry donation, if
possible. Casual dress is accept-
able.
u Community Fellowship
Worship Service — The Ok-
tibbeha County Ministerial Al-
liance’s next First Sunday Com-
munity Fellowship Worship
Service will be at 6:30 p.m.,
hosted by Sand Creek Chapel
M.B. Church. The guest speak-
er comes from Stephens Chapel
Baptist Church of Columbus.
Monday
u OCSD Meeting — The
Oktibbeha County School
District will hold its regular
meeting on Monday, August
4, 2014 at noon in the Central
Office, 106 West Main Street,
Starkville, Mississippi.
uRotary Club — Starkville
Rotary Club will meet at noon
at the Starkville Country Club,
hosting guest speaker Bonnie
Carew. She is Rural Health
Program leader with MSU Ex-
tension Service and the College
of Agriculture and Life Scienc-
es, and she is assistant exten-
sion professor of food science,
nutrition and health promotion
at MSU.
uStarkville Public Library
book sale — The Friends of
the Starkville Public Library
will hold its monthly book sale
on Monday, August 4, from
12 noon to 6:00 p.m. Lots of
books have recently been do-
nated. There are large selections
of paperback and hardbound
books, all available at bargain
prices. Every purchase helps to
support library projects.
u Civitan Club Meeting
— Starkville Civitan Club will
meet Monday, August 4, at
noon at McAlister’s Deli.
Tuesday
u Fairy Garden — Mis-
sissippi State Trial Gardens
will present a workshop on
‘Fairy Gardening’ from 6:30-8
p.m. August 5 at the Dorman
Greenhouse on the campus of
MSU. Topics will include the
steps of how to create minia-
ture gardens and learning what
kinds of plants work best while
using the imagination to create
a unique fairy garden. There
will be a small registration fee
to participate in this workshop.
For more information, or to
register, email ekg19@msstate.
edu or call (662) 325-1682
u Kiwanis Club —
Starkville Kiwanis Club willl
meet at 11:30 at the Hilton
Garden Inn. MSU music pro-
fessor Rosangela Sebba and
MSU Foundation Develop-
ment Director Trish Cunetto
will discuss MSU’s efforts to
equip its music department ex-
clusively with Steinway pianos.
Thursday
u Summer Choral Con-
cert — The MSU/Starkville
Symphony Chorus presents
a Summer Choral Concert at
7:30 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church Connec-
tion building on the corner
of Lampkin and Washington
streets. The concert will feature
the music of Ralph Vaughan-
Williams and Jean-Louis Tou-
lou with soloists Forrest Black-
bourn and Lynn Infanger,
directed and accompanied by
Peter Infanger. Desserts and
coffees provided by downtown
restaurants will be available be-
fore, during and after the con-
cert. Admission is free.
Recurring
u It’s a New Season ser-
vices — It’s a New Season
Ministries invites all to Morn-
ing Glory Service at 9 a.m.,
children’s Sunday school at
10:30 a.m. and worship service
at 11:30 a.m. each Sunday. The
church also hosts Bible study
at 7 p.m. every Thursday and
Marriage Ministry: Two Be-
come One every fourth Thurs-
day at 7 p.m. It’s a New Season
Ministries is located on 1599
Louisville Street on Highway
25 South.
u GTWG — The Golden
Triangle Writers Guild meets
every second Saturday of the
month at 1:30 p.m. at the Bry-
an Public Library. The group
exists to advance and preserve
literary arts in Mississippi, as
well as promoting education,
information, support, network-
ing, opportunity and recogni-
tion for writers. The guild is
open to writers, published or
non –published in any genre.
uGet a Shot, Give a Shot
— Walgreens is partnering
with the United Nations Foun-
dation’s Shot@Life Campaign
for “Get a Shot, Give a Shot.”
Through Oct. 14, when any-
one gets a flu shot or other im-
munization at Walgreens, the
company will help Shot@Life
provide a life-saving vaccina-
tion in vulnerable populations
around the world. For more
information, visit www.wal-
greens.com/gobackhealthy.
u IAS Restoration Out-
reach — I Am Somebody Res-
toration Outreach, Inc. at 203
North Lafayette St. is offering
free clothes and miscellaneous
goods for children, women
and men and holding a fund-
raiser for its foundation July 12
through August 26 at 9 a.m.
daily.
uService Time Change —
St. Paul M.B. Church, located
at 1800 Short Main Street in
Columbus, will have a service
time change. Sunday services
will start at 8 a.m. each Sunday.
Beginning on July 6, St. Paul
M.B. Church of Starkville, lo-
cated at 5707 Hwy 389, will
hold its Sunday services at
10:15 a.m. weekly.
u Living Word Christian
Center — Pastor Rich Castle
and the Living Word Christian
Center would like to invite the
public to join them in wor-
ship. Services will be Sundays
at 10:30 a.m. at Laquinta Inn
& Suites located 982 Highway
12, East Starkville. For more
information, call 662-341-
0982.
uNAACP Meeting — Ok-
tibbeha County Branch of the
NAACP monthly meeting are
held every second Thursday
at 6 pm at Oktibbeha County
Courthouse Main St. Contact
president Chris Taylor 662-
617-3671 or Willie E. Thomas
Sr. 662-418-9687 for informa-
tion.
uYTA Summer Perform-
ing Arts Program — Regis-
ter for Youth Taking Author-
ity (YTA) Summer Performing
Arts Program! Learn and re-
hearse skits, dances, and mu-
sical productions created just
for you. Perform for your fam-
ily and friends, wear and keep
fabulous costumes and do it
all while gaining invaluable
performing experience! Reg-
istration is open until May 1.
Classes start Saturday, May 3
at 1 pm in the aerobics room
of Starkville Sportsplex. The
group will perform “Center
Stage” at a local festival event
this summer. For more infor-
mation or to pre-register for
YTA Performing Arts Sum-
mer Program at Starkville
Sportsplex, call Stefanie Ash-
ford at (662) 268-7747.
u Clover Leaf Garden
Club Meeting — The Clover
Leaf Garden Club meets the
first Wednesday of the month
at 1 p.m. at the Starkville
Sportsplex. For more informa-
tion, call 323-3497. u
ABE/GED Classes — Free
ABE/GED classes are offered
at the Emerson Family School
and the J.L. King Center. Em-
erson classes are from 8 a.m. - 7
p.m. Monday through Thurs-
day and 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Friday
and are held at 1504 Louisville
Street. J.L King classes are
from 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Mon-
day - Thursday and are held at
700 Long Street. Call 324-
4183 or 324-6913 respectively
for more information.
uStorytime — Maben Pub-
lic Library will have storytime
at 10 a.m. on Fridays. Lots of
fun activities along with a story
with Ms. Mary. Children ages
3-6 are invited!
u Mini Moo Time — The
Chick-fil-A on Hwy 12 holds
Mini Moo Time at 9 a.m. ev-
ery Thursday. There are stories,
activities, and crafts for kids six
and under. The event is free.
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 re-
ceive a free activity book which
reinforces the show’s safety
messages. To schedule a pup-
pet show, contact Lisa Long at
LLLONG89@hotmail.com.
u Dulcimer and More
Society — The Dulcimer &
More Society will meet from
6:15-8 p.m. every first, second,
fourth and fifth Thursday in
the Starkville Sportsplex activi-
ties room and play at 3 p.m. on
the third Saturdays at the Car-
rington Nursing Home. Jam
sessions are held with the pri-
mary instruments being dulci-
mers, but other acoustic instru-
ments are welcome to join in
playing folk music, traditional
ballads and hymns. For more
information, contact 662-323-
6290.
u Samaritan Club meet-
ings — 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 pre-
vent child abuse, provides com-
munity service and supports
youth programs. For more
information, email starkvillesa-
maritans@gmail.com or call
662-323-1338. Please see
our website: http://www.
starkvillesamaritanclub.org/
u Worship services —
Love City Fellowship Church,
at 305 Martin Luther King Jr.
Drive in Starkville, will hold
worship services at 11 a.m. ev-
ery Sunday. Apostle Lamorris
Richardson is pastor.
u OSERVS classes —
OSERVS is offering multiple
courses for the community and
for health care professionals to
ensure readiness when an emer-
gency situation large or small
arises. If interested in having
OSERVS conduct one of these
courses, feel free to contact
the agency’s office by phone at
(662) 384-2200 from 9 a.m.
to 4 p.m. Monday to Thurs-
day or from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
on Friday or stop by the offices
at OSERVS, 501 Highway 12
West, Suite 130 during those
same hours. Fees are assessed
per participant and include all
necessary training materials.
u Writing group — The
Starkville Writer’s Group meets
the first and third Saturday of
the month at 10 a.m. in the up-
stairs area of the Bookmart and
Cafe in downtown Starkville.
For more information, contact
Debra Wolf at dkwolf@cop-
per.net or call 662-323-8152.
uSquare dancing — Danc-
ing and instruction on basic
steps every Monday 7-9 p.m. at
the Sportplex Annex, 405 Lynn
Lane. Enjoy learning with our
caller and friendly help from ex-
perienced dancers. Follow the
covered walk to the small build-
ing. Look us up on Facebook
“Jolly Squares”.
Families from across the Starkville community gather at 929 Coffee Bar for the 2013 Live! Love! Latch!
event. La Leche League of Starkville will bring Live! Love! Latch! back to 929 today from 10-11 a.m. to
commemorate the start of National Breastfeeding Month. (Submitted photo)
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NATIONAL BREASTFEEDING MONTH
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By KARIN LAUB,
HAMZA HENDAWI
Associated Press
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Backed by tank fire
and airstrikes, Israeli forces pushed deep into southern
Gaza on Friday, searching for an Israeli army officer
believed to be captured by Hamas fighters during
deadly clashes that shattered an internationally bro-
kered cease-fire.
The apparent capture of the soldier and the col-
lapse of the truce set the stage for a possible expan-
sion of Israel’s 25-day-old military operation against
Hamas.
President Barack Obama and U.N. chief Ban Ki-
moon called for the immediate release of the soldier
but also appealed for restraint. In Israel, senior Cabi-
net ministers convened late Friday in a rare emergen-
cy meeting after the start of the Jewish Sabbath.
The search for the missing soldier centered on the
outskirts of the town of Rafah, on the Egypt-Gaza
border.
At least 140 Palestinians were killed Friday in
Gaza, with at least 70 killed in the Rafah area along
with two Israeli soldiers.
Earlier Friday, Israel and Hamas accused each oth-
er of breaking the truce, which had been announced
by the U.S. and the U.N., and took effect at 8 a.m.
The breakdown meant there would be no reprieve
for the 1.7 million residents of Gaza, where large
parts have been devastated by airstrikes and shelling,
and at least 1,600 people — mostly civilians — have
been killed and more than 8,000 wounded. Israel has
lost 63 soldiers and three civilians.
The fighting in the Rafah area continued into the
night, with residents reporting airstrikes along the
Egypt-Gaza frontier as well as heavy tank and artillery
shelling. The Israeli military said it was searching for
the missing soldier and had sent automated calls or
text messages to Rafah residents to stay indoors.
“We are under fire, every minute or so tanks fire
shells at us,” said Rafah resident Ayman Al-Arja. “I
have been thinking of leaving since 2 p.m., but tank
fire can reach anywhere, and I was scared they will hit
my pickup truck. Now we are sitting in the stairwell,
11 members of my family, my brother, his nine chil-
dren and wife. We just have water to drink and the
radio to hear the news.”
The 45-year-old Al-Arja added: “We are just stay-
ing put waiting for God’s mercy.”
The heavy shelling in Rafah was part of operation-
al and intelligence activity to locate the missing of-
ficer, 2nd Lt. Hadar Goldin, the Israeli military said.
An hour after the cease-fire began, gunmen
emerged from one or more Gaza tunnels and opened
fire at Israeli soldiers, with at least one of the mili-
tants detonating an explosives vest, said Israeli army
spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner.
Goldin, a 23-year-old from the central Israeli town
of Kfar Saba, was apparently captured in the ensu-
ing mayhem, while another two Israeli soldiers were
killed.
“We suspect that he has been kidnapped,” Lerner
said.
Obama called for Goldin’s unconditional and im-
mediate release and said it would be difficult to put
the cease-fire back together. However, he said the
U.S. will continue working toward a cease-fire.
He said Israel committed to the truce, but at the
same time called the situation in Gaza “heartbreaking”
and repeated calls for Israel to do more to prevent
Palestinian civilian casualties.
“Innocent civilians caught in the crossfire have to
weigh on our conscience, and we have to do more,”
Obama said. He added that Israel must be able to
defend itself, but that irresponsible actions by Hamas
have put civilians in danger.
Israel has gone to great lengths in the past to get
back its captured soldiers. In 2011, it traded hundreds
of Palestinian prisoners for an Israeli soldier who had
been captured by Hamas-allied militants in 2006. The
capture of two soldiers in a cross-border operation
by Lebanon’s Hezbollah guerrillas in 2006 sparked a
34-day war between the Iranian-backed Shiite group
and Israel.
A Hamas spokesman, Fawzi Barhoum, would
neither confirm nor deny the capture, saying the event
was being used — along with the killing of two Israeli
soldiers in the Rafah area — as a cover for what he
called a “massacre” in Rafah.
The violence killed at least 70 Palestinians and
wounded 440 in the Rafah area, according to Gaza
Health Ministry official Ashraf al-Kidra. The dead
included paramedic Assef al-Zamily, killed when an
Israeli tank shell hit an ambulance in which he was
riding, al-Kidra said.
Another 70 Palestinians were killed elsewhere in
Gaza on Friday, according to al-Kidra.
Ban blamed Hamas for violating the cease-fire and
demanded the immediate and unconditional release
of Goldin.
The U.N. chief also urged both sides “to show
maximum restraint and return to the agreed 72-hour
humanitarian cease-fire that tragically lasted such a
brief period of time,” U.N. spokesman Stephane Du-
jarric said.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry by phone that Pal-
estinian militants had “unilaterally and grossly” vio-
lated the cease-fire and attacked Israeli soldiers after
9 a.m.
“Israel will take all necessary steps against those
who call for our destruction and perpetrate terrorism
against our citizens,” Netanyahu told Kerry, accord-
ing to a statement from the prime minister’s office.
Moussa Abu Marzouk, Hamas’ deputy leader, de-
nied that Hamas violated the truce. He told Al-Ara-
biya news channel from Cairo that the movement’s
military wing carried out no military operations after
8 a.m.
A longtime friend of Goldin’s said he is engaged
to get married and that he studied at a Jewish semi-
nary in the West Bank settlement of Eli. Goldin has a
twin brother who also is in the military on the Gaza
front lines, said the friend, who spoke on condition
of anonymity because he did not have the family’s
permission to discuss Goldin’s personal details with
the media.
The soldier’s father, Simha Goldin, is a Tel Aviv
University professor specializing in Ashkenazi Jewry,
the friend said.
“We want to support the military in the fighting
against Hamas in Gaza. We are sure the military will
not stop before it turns over every stone in Gaza and
returns Hadar home safe and sound,” the father said
in a statement to reporters outside his home.
The shelling in Rafah sent families fleeing from
apartment blocks. One woman carrying two children
rushed toward a parked car, yelling to a bystander,
“Quick, open the car door!”
Ambulances ferried the wounded to al-Najar hos-
pital, where family members frantically searched for
loved ones among the bloodied bodies on stretchers.
Many of the wounded were children. In one room,
four children were treated on a single bed, while oth-
ers were examined on the floor.
On July 8, Israel began an aerial campaign against
Gaza aimed at halting Palestinian rocket fire and later
sent in ground troops to target launch sites and tun-
nels used by Hamas to carry out attacks inside Israel.
Four brief humanitarian cease-fires were an-
nounced, but each broke within a few hours.
The Israeli military said Gaza militants fired at least
38 rockets and mortars at Israel since the start of Fri-
day’s cease-fire, and two were intercepted.
The latest cease-fire, announced by Kerry and Ban,
was intended to be the first step toward a lasting truce,
with Egypt inviting Israeli and Palestinian delegations
to Cairo for talks. Despite its collapse, an Egyptian
government official said Cairo had not canceled its
invitation for Palestinians and Israelis to hold talks.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity because
he wasn’t authorized to talk to the media.
Soon after the cease-fire started, Gaza’s residents
took advantage of the lull to return to their homes,
many of which had been destroyed. In the heavily
bombarded Gaza district of Shijaiyah, less than 1.6
kilometers (a mile) from the Israeli border, residents
surveyed the damage.
Bassem Abul Qumbus found that his three-story
home — in which he had invested tens of thousands
of dollars - had been shattered. Shells had punched
a hole in the ceiling of one bedroom and a wall had
collapsed into the kitchen.
“The work of all those years is gone,” he said as
he struggled to salvage flour from bags that had been
torn apart by shrapnel.
In the southern town of Khan Younis, residents
searched for bodies amid destroyed homes. Rescu-
ers and volunteers used makeshift stretchers to carry
away corpses, some badly burned.
Nidal Abu Rjeila found the body of his disabled
sister on the side of the road, her wheelchair flipped
upside down. He said her body had been there for
five days.
“I tried to reach human rights groups and the Red
Cross, but no one was answering me,” he said, over-
come by grief.
Israel says it has tried to spare civilians by warning
them before military strikes, and that Hamas endan-
gers Gazans by firing rockets from residential areas.
Palestinian militants have shot hundreds of rockets
into Israel during the conflict, extending their reach to
major cities but causing few casualties, in part because
Israel’s “Iron Dome” defense system has intercepted
many of the missiles.
Hamas has vowed to keep fighting until Israel and
Egypt lift a crippling blockade of Gaza imposed af-
ter the Islamic militant group seized power there in
2007.
Saturday, August 2, 2014 • Starkville Daily News • Page 3
u Dance team applications
— KMG Creations children dance
company “The Dream Team” is
currently accepting dance applica-
tions for the 4-6 year old group
and 10-18 year old group. For
more information, call 662-648-
9333 or e-mail danzexplosion@
yahoo.com.
u Noontime devotional
study — Join a devotional study
each Tuesday from noon to 1
p.m. at the Book Mart & Cafe
in downtown Starkville at 120
East Main Street, second floor.
We will begin studying “Wings”
by Jill Briscoe on Tuesday, Sept.
9 We have lunch together and
discuss the devotions. Come any
time you are free. For more infor-
mation, call Jean at 312-0245.
u Quilting Group Meeting
— The Golden Triangle Quilters
Guild meets the third Thursday
of the month at 5:30 p.m. at the
Starkville Sportsplex Community
Building. All levels of quilters are
welcome. Contact Gloria Reeves
at 418-7905 or Luanne Blanken-
ship at 323-7597 for more infor-
mation.
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.wheat@gentiva.com.
uYouth Orchestra — Gold-
en Triangle Regional Youth
Orchestra is a newly formed
yourth string orchestra located in
Starkville but intended to serve the
Golden Triangle region. GTRYO
will meet Monday nights from
6 to 7:15 p.m. at MSU’s music
department, building C. GTRYO
membership is open to all violin,
viola, cello and bass studnets who
are at Suzuki Vol. 4 playing level
(violin/viola) or Suzuki Vol. 3
play level (cello/bass). Students
18 years or younger are strongly
encouraged to join our group,
but older students and commu-
nity players are also welcome.
Foir more information, contact
Shandy Phillips at shandy.phil-
lips1@gmail.com or call 662-
323-6005.
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Rep. Cantor to resign from House seat in August
By ALAN SUDERMAN
Associated Press
RICHMOND, Va. — Af-
ter a stunning primary election
loss, former Majority Leader
Eric Cantor said Friday that
he will resign his seat in the
House months earlier than ex-
pected.
The congressman will step
down Aug. 18 and has asked
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe
to call a special election to en-
able his successor to take office
immediately, Cantor said in a
statement, a day after stepping
down from his leadership post.
“It has been the highest
honor of my professional life
to serve the people of Virgin-
ia’s 7th District in Congress,”
Cantor said. “That is why it
is with tremendous gratitude
and a heavy heart that I have
decided to resign from Con-
gress.”
The move — first reported
in the Richmond Times-Dis-
patch — came as a surprise, as
the Republican had previously
said he would serve out his
term and try to help GOP can-
didates win elections this fall.
McAuliffe spokesman Brian
Coy said Friday that the gov-
ernor’s office was reviewing
the request for a special elec-
tion.
According to House rules,
Cantor’s office will stay open
and his staffers will be able to
continue to handle constituent
services under supervision of
the House clerk.
Cantor, a major fundraiser
with close ties to big business
and Wall Street, did not say in
his statement or a guest col-
umn in the newspaper what
he plans to do after leaving
Congress. He said only that he
wants to advocate as a private
citizen “for the conservative
solutions to the problems we
face that will secure our na-
tion’s greatness and provide a
better life for all Americans.”
Cantor said a special elec-
tion on Nov. 4, the same day
as the scheduled regular elec-
tion, would give the winner
seniority rather than waiting
until January to take office
with the new Congress. He
also noted that special election
on the same day as the sched-
uled general election would
not cost taxpayers extra.
Cantor lost to Dave Brat,
an underfunded, tea party-
backed opponent, in the June
Republican primary. The 7th
District is heavily Republican
and Brat is considered the ear-
ly favorite against Democrat
Jack Trammell.
“It is vitally important that
the constituents have a clear
and strong voice during the
consequential lame duck ses-
sion of Congress,” Cantor
said. “I believe and hope that
voice will be Dave Brat.”
Brat, who was highly criti-
cal of Cantor during the pri-
mary campaign, thanked his
former opponent for his en-
dorsement.
“The time one has to sac-
rifice to be an elected official
is enormous, and he has sacri-
ficed a great deal to serve the
people,” Brat said in a state-
ment Friday.
Cantor’s resignation could
force the candidates to devote
some time during the cam-
paign to preparing to take
office immediately. Incom-
ing congressman usually have
more than two months to pre-
pare to take office, including
making staffing decisions.
Brat, who appeared caught
off guard after defeating Can-
tor in June and spent several
days after the election at home
avoiding reporters, will be
“ready to serve immediately,”
according to a spokesman.
“The campaign will move
forward according to plan,”
campaign spokesman Brian
Gottstein said.
Trammell, who has kept a
low-key profile since Cantor’s
defeat, said through a spokes-
woman that Cantor’s an-
nouncement hasn’t altered his
campaign.
“Until I know more, this
doesn’t change my strategy,”
he said.
Cantor, 51, is a seven-term
House veteran who before his
defeat had been seen as a po-
tential rival — and likely suc-
cessor — to House Speaker
John Boehner, R-Ohio. Can-
tor appointed to his first lead-
ership position in 2002, when
he was named chief deputy
whip of the party and became
the highest-ranking Jewish
Republican in Washington.
Though he had a conser-
vative voting record, he was
distrusted by some tea party
supporters who suspected he
might be too eager to reach
compromise on immigration
legislation.
House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., pauses
during a news conference on the payroll tax cut on Capitol Hill
on in this Dec. 22, 2011 file photo taken in Washington. The
Richmond Times-Dispatch reported early Friday that Cantor
says he will step down Aug. 18 to make sure constituents have
a voice during the “consequential” lame-duck session. (AP
Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
Israel pushes deeper in
Gaza after soldier seized
Israeli Merkava tanks drive through trees in southern Israel as they advance towards the
Israel Gaza border Friday. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
Head Start board to appeal federal suspension
From Wire Reports
HATTIESBURG — PACE Head Start’s
board chairman admits board directors made
mistakes leading up to the organization’s re-
cent suspension by the Administration for
Children and Families. Willie Sims also says
an appeal of that suspension is in the works.
Sims told The Hattiesburg American
Thursday the necessary paperwork to file an
appeal had not yet been sent to the national
Office of Head Start in Atlanta. That office is
under the purview of the Administration for
Children and Families, an arm of the United
States Department of Health and Human Ser-
vices.
“We’re in the process (of appealing),” he
said.
The administration suspended all federal
financial assistance to the Hattiesburg based
PACE on July 24. It said the organization did
not have an effective system in place to ensure
the safety of children when an allegation of
abuse is made.
The following day, Community Develop-
ment Institute Head Start took over manage-
ment of PACE and fired all 176 employees, in-
cluding Executive Director Peggy Answorth.
CDI Head Start held a job fair Thursday,
requiring all former employees interested in
getting their jobs back to submit applications.
Sims said part of the reason for the appeal
would be to make sure all PACE employees
kept their jobs.
The trouble at PACE began in February
2012 when the mother of a 3-year-old boy al-
leged he had been sexually abused by a teacher
at the Hattiesburg High School Head Start
Center. The Administration for Children and
Families said PACE failed for more than two
years to ensure the allegation was investigated
by the proper authorities and also failed dur-
ing that same time period to remove the ac-
cused teacher from the classroom.
Don’t let anyone bully you
By Gary Andrews
gary@gadevotionals.com
It is with a very heavy heart that I
hear and read about young teenagers
being bullied by their friends or peers,
and then doing something drastic like
committing suicide.
Bullying is nothing new. It has
been around for centuries, but now we
have a new form of bullying through
texting over our cell phones, face-
book, twitter, or email. This new elec-
tronic age has opened many new
doors of reaching people whether we
want to be reached or not. Many repu-
tations can be tarnished through the
errant writings of a savage few.
When I was in grade school I was
a very small child, in statue, for my
age. It wasn’t that I was bullied or
anything of that nature but, as we have
today in our schools, there are some
older children in grades two and three
years behind their grade level. So
many times this can be a problem.
I remember a time when I had
gone to the bathroom. Waiting my
time in line and finally reaching the
point to gain relief, an older student
pushed me aside and said, “Get out of
the way, I have to go to the bathroom.”
Being around this person in
school I had come to realize he wasn’t
the brightest star in the sky and I don’t
believe he even finished high school.
The only way he could gain attention
was bullying the younger, smaller kids.
I have often wondered what hap-
pens to people with this kind of atti-
tude and would really like to see them
by today’s standards.
Even though I wasn’t hurt by this
person, I will always remember what
he did. I wasn’t big enough to defend
myself at that time.
I believe some of these young
kids of today are having emotional
problems more so than physical prob-
lems. When people play with your
mind and you have no direction in your
life, it can be a devastating adventure.
When we pour our soul and our
mind into what God’s Word tells us we
should become a stronger and more
resilient person. People can harm us
physically but to allow them to get to
us through words and emotions, we
should be able to help ourselves and
not let the stress get to us.
Of course this is easier said than
done but we have to rely on our faith in
Jesus Christ to get us through all of
our problems and situations.
Of all the reports I have heard I
have not seen or heard anything about
these people’s spiritual life.
Philippians 4:13 tells us, “I can
do all things through Christ which
strengthenth me.”
When we place our trust in the Lord
no one can emotionally touch you
unless you allow it to.
Prayer: Father, I pray for all of
these young people that have allowed
bullies to emotionally drain them and
cut short their young lives. I pray that
more and more young people will
come to you personally and know that
you are the one and only living God.
Amen.
(Suggested daily Bible readings:
Sunday - Proverbs 18:1-4; Monday -
Genesis 15:1-6; Tuesday - 1
Corinthians 1:18; Wednesday - Jude
20-25; Thursday - Romans 3:3-4
Friday - Psalm 4:6; Saturday - Matthew
6:22-23) A119-10
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: www.adaton.org
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 • www.cbcstarkville.com
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 • discovercrosspoint.org
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
www.fellowshipbaptiststarville.net
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, LONGVIEW
Longview Road • 324-6191
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
106 E. Lampkin Street • 323-5633 • www.fbcstark.org
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
LONGVIEWBAPTIST 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
MEADOWVIEWBAPTIST 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
MULDROWFIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Osborn Road • Worship Service 11 am 1st & 4th Sundays
NEWHOPE 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
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
NEWPRAIRIE 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
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
NEWHORIZONS CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
1010 Victory Lane, Starkville • 662-648-9007
Sunday 10:30 am• www.newhorizonstarkville.com
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 • ms002.urj.net
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 • aldersgate@bellsouth.net
Sunday School 9 am • Sunday Worship 10 am
ARTESIA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Reverend Walt Porter
Sunday School 10 am • Sunday Worship 11 am
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
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
LONGVIEWUNITED 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
NEWBELL ZION CHURCH
Rev. Eddie J. Hinton • 323-4871 • P.O. Box 144, Starkville 39760
NEWLIGHT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Rev. Eddie Hinton • 323-4871 • 2866 New Light Rd. • 312-5402
NEWZION 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
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
www.lifechurchms.com • John & Laura Daniels, pastor
LOVE CITY FELLOWSHIP CHURCH
305 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. • Starkville • 601-553-8150
Apostle Lamorris Richardson Pastor
NEWCOVENANT CHURCH
200 W. Garrard Road • 323-4555, 323-4789 • Worship 10:45 am
NEWLIFE 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 • mdavis43@hotmail.com
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 • trinity@trinitypcusa.org
Worship 9:30 am • Sunday School 11 am
QUAKER
STARKVILLE FRIENDS MEETING (FGC)
10:30 - 2nd & 4th Sundays • 323-5277 • 312-1052
DEVOTIONAL PAGE
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Call 323-1642 for Any Changes.
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Weather
Today's Weather
Local 5-Day Forecast
Sat
8/2
85/67
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early. Scat-
tered thun-
derstorms
developing
in the after-
noon.
Sunrise:
6:08 AM
Sunset:
7:54 PM
Sun
8/3
89/66
A few
clouds.
Highs in the
upper 80s
and lows in
the mid 60s.
Sunrise:
6:09 AM
Sunset:
7:53 PM
Mon
8/4
87/66
A few
clouds.
Highs in the
upper 80s
and lows in
the mid 60s.
Sunrise:
6:10 AM
Sunset:
7:52 PM
Tue
8/5
92/67
Plenty of
sun. Highs in
the low 90s
and lows in
the upper
60s.
Sunrise:
6:10 AM
Sunset:
7:51 PM
Wed
8/6
93/69
Mostly
sunny. Highs
in the low
90s and
lows in the
upper 60s.
Sunrise:
6:11 AM
Sunset:
7:50 PM
Jackson
88/70
Meridian
89/69
Tupelo
89/67
Biloxi
91/74
Greenville
88/69 Starkville
85/67
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Area Cities
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Baton Rouge, LA 89 73 t-storm Memphis, TN 90 69 t-storm
Biloxi 91 74 pt sunny Meridian 89 69 t-storm
Birmingham, AL 87 69 t-storm Mobile, AL 90 74 t-storm
Brookhavem 84 69 t-storm Montgomery, AL 88 72 t-storm
Cleveland 87 68 t-storm Natchez 85 70 t-storm
Columbus 87 68 t-storm New Albany 88 67 t-storm
Corinth 88 65 t-storm New Orleans, LA 87 76 t-storm
Greenville 88 69 t-storm Oxford 87 66 t-storm
Grenada 88 66 t-storm Philadelphia 87 68 t-storm
Gulfport 93 75 cloudy Senatobia 88 67 t-storm
Hattiesburg 91 72 t-storm Starkville 85 67 t-storm
Jackson 88 70 t-storm Tunica 89 67 t-storm
Laurel 87 71 t-storm Tupelo 89 67 t-storm
Little Rock, AR 89 68 mst sunny Vicksburg 89 67 t-storm
Mc Comb 86 70 t-storm Yazoo City 87 69 t-storm
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Atlanta 83 67 t-storm Minneapolis 85 65 mst sunny
Boston 69 61 t-storm New York 73 66 t-storm
Chicago 83 63 sunny Phoenix 96 76 t-storm
Dallas 90 71 pt sunny San Francisco 68 58 pt sunny
Denver 83 57 sunny Seattle 87 61 sunny
Houston 90 74 mst sunny St. Louis 87 68 sunny
Los Angeles 88 71 cloudy Washington, DC 79 69 t-storm
Miami 88 78 t-storm
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Obituaries
Doris Edmonds
Doris Edmonds, 81, passed away on August 1, 2014 at the
Carrington Nursing Center in Starkville, MS. She was a home-
maker and member of Longview Baptist Church. She was a
loving mother and grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her parents Odie and Willie
Maud Freshour; husband, Roy V. Edmonds; and sister, Peggy
Nowell.
She is survived by her daughters, Linda Johnston (Robert)
and Sue Johnston (Richard) both of Starkville, MS; brothers,
Kenny Edmonds (Carolyn) of Starkville, MS and Danny Ed-
monds (Dottie) of Columbus, MS; brothers, Odie Freshour, Jr.
of Starkville, MS and Billy Freshour of Waynesboro, MS; eight
grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Mrs. Edmonds is scheduled for Sunday, Au-
gust 3, 2014 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at Welch Funeral Home in
Starkville, MS, with the graveside service following at 3:30 p.m.
in the New Hope Baptist Cemetery in Starkville.
Memorial donations may be made to the New Hope Cem-
etery Fund.
You may go online and sign the guest register at: www.
welchfuneralhomes.com.
Willie Sanders
Willie Sanders of Artesia, MS, 85, died Tuesday, July 29,
2014 in Artesia, Mississippi.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 P.M., Sunday, August 3,
2014, at Beulah Grove Full Gospel Baptist Church with Rever-
end Timothy Bourne, Officiating.
Visitation will be held Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 2:00
P.M.- 6:00 P.M. at West Memorial Funeral Home, Starkville,
Mississippi.
Burial will follow at Beulah Grove Cemetery.
West Memorial is in charge of arrangements.
You may sign the online funeral register @ westmemorial-
funerals.com.
For the Record
The following are felony arrests as
reported by Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s
Department:
JULY 21
u Bill Jenkins, 61, grand larceny, pos-
session of a weapon by a felon and receiv-
ing stolen property.
JULY 22
u Kevin Scott Crenshaw, 32, aggra-
vated assault, public drunkenness, domes-
tic violence, resisting arrest and assault on
a law enforcement officer;
u Joe M. Gillespie, 27, circuit court
order;
u Ambrose Dennis Collier, 27, house
arrest violation;
u Toriano Tyrone Green, 39, circuit
court order;
u Sean B. Brown, 43, circuit court or-
der;
u Anthony Carl Gary, 40, circuit court
order;
u Kassetta Liqinta Coleman, 35, cir-
cuit court order.
JULY 23
u Shoshoney Lyn Nunn, 19, burglary
of a residence;
u Charles Dillon Arney, 22, burglar of
a residence.
JULY 24
u Tashun Dontay Gardner, 34, sale of
more than 30 grams of marijuana;
u Benjamin Ray Brownlee, 34, bench
warrant.
JULY 25
u Wayne Bronnon Monts, 33, aggra-
vated assault;
u Christopher Jawaun Pittman, 29,
DUI 3rd, improper equipment, driving
with a suspended license, driving with
no insurance and failure to yield right of
way.
JULY 26
u Barcus L. Evans, 29, assault on a
law enforcement officer, parole violation,
disorderly conduct, false information
and possession of marijuana.
JULY 27
u Hilda K. Weaver, 65, circuit court
order.
The following are felony arrests as re-
ported by Starkville Police Department:
JULY 25
u Jodie Young, 53, enticement of a
child to meet for sexual purposes and
touching of a child for lustful purposes
(five counts).
Dem chair to US House
nominee: he should withdraw
From Wire Reports
JACKSON — The head of Mississip-
pi’s Democratic Party says he has advised
the party’s nominee to pull out of the 1st
District congressional race because exag-
geration of his military service — calling
himself a “Green Beret veteran of Desert
Storm” when he was a food service work-
er at Fort Bragg during the 1991 cam-
paign in Iraq — has cost him support.
Rickey Cole he told Ron Dickey on
Tuesday that it would be in his best in-
terest to withdraw, The Clarion-Ledger
reported Friday.
“I don’t see how he can sustain his
family and be the fulltime candidate he
needs to be to be able to change the dis-
cussion back to where he wanted it on
veterans’ issues and mental health issues
and not these others that have emerged
because of his embellishments,” Cole said.
Dickey said he’s staying in the race
against incumbent Republican Alan Nun-
nelee and two other candidates.
“Prior to all of these issues happening,
I took quite a bit of time to think about
running for the office. ... I haven’t done
anything illegal to keep me from continu-
ing to run,” he said.
Dickey was a food service worker for
the 3rd Special Forces Group when work-
ers such as cooks and mechanics could
wear the beret of the unit they supported.
It was during Desert Storm, he has writ-
ten on a Facebook page that he opened
July 24, acknowledging that he did not go
through the Army’s Special Forces qualifi-
cation course.
Dickey came under fire from the Spe-
cial Forces community after a post on
GuardianOfValor.com profiled him and
his earlier statements.
He has since removed the Facebook
page where the phrase was used.
“I don’t see how it serves the interests
of the Democratic Party to be supportive
of a candidate that has been so blatantly
false in his representations of his military
record,” Cole said. “I’m just as embar-
rassed as I can be about this. That’s one
of the many reasons I recommended that
he ought to withdraw.”
However, he said, winning the Demo-
cratic primary made Dickey the party’s
candidate. “We don’t have any mecha-
nism to say he’s not our nominee. The
law says he got our nomination, he’ll be
on the ballot in November,” Cole said.
Dickey has said that his claims on the
Internet, in news articles and on social
media of being a Green Beret were gen-
eralized because most civilians wouldn’t
understand the difference between sup-
port personnel and those who have passed
Special Forces qualifying courses. He said
his platform will continue to focus on vet-
erans’ rights.
“I do apologize if I offended anyone,
but to be crystal clear, the only problem
with my bio is how it came out, not only
to the constituents in Mississippi, but also
to the Special Forces community,” Dickey
said. “No matter how many times I apol-
ogize, it can never be enough. I’m sorry.
But as long as I know who I am and as
long as I can continue this fight, I will
fight for vets anywhere.”
Dickey said he stands by his military
service.
“I could have had to drop anything in
my hand inside or outside a dining facility
and defend my country ... and I always
had my M-16 locked and loaded,” Dickey
said.
Special Forces veterans across the
country have written letters and posts and
made statements against Dickey’s claims,
and have researched his past thoroughly.
This week, they sent the Democratic Par-
ty a statement they wanted Dickey to is-
sue word for word. He said the apology
on his Facebook page should stand.
On that page, he wrote, “I did not
intend to misrepresent my time in the
military. I was given the Good Conduct
medal and was honorably discharged.
I respectfully apologize to any and all I
have offended.”
He said Friday, “Whoever is asking
me for another apology and asking me to
withdraw from the race, they’re just try-
ing to keep this thing going. If you have
to craft an apology for me to give, then
that didn’t come from my heart.” he said.
Hollywood returns to Greenwood
By BRYN STOLE
The Greenwood Commonwealth
GREENWOOD — Hollywood pro-
duction crews are planning to turn the
former Florewood State Park into an
Old West frontier town as movie camer-
as and movie stars return to Greenwood
this fall for work on a feature film.
The movie, “By Way of Helena,” is
set to star Liam Hemsworth and Woody
Harrelson.
Crews could start work transforming
Florewood as early as Monday. Filming
is scheduled to take place mostly in Sep-
tember and October.
According to several online industry
reports, the movie will follow Hems-
worth, an 1880s Texas Ranger, who
is dispatched to a mysterious, isolated
town to investigate multiple dead bod-
ies that wash up out of the river.
Harrelson reportedly will play Abra-
ham Brant, a town preacher who ap-
pears to hold a cultish sway over its
residents.
The crumbling buildings at Flore-
wood will be spruced up to serve as a
backdrop in the film. The former state
park, which closed in 2004, had served
as a living history museum of a 1850s
Delta cotton plantation. Leflore County
took out a 25-year lease on the vacant
park from the state in 2007 for $10.
In addition to playing the part of an
Old West settlement, Florewood will
also serve as a hub and an office base for
the production crews preparing for and
filming the movie.
The Leflore County Board of Super-
visors agreed this week to rent the park
to the film’s producers from Aug. 4 to
Nov. 4 for $20,000.
Hemsworth, a 24-year-old Australian
actor, and Harrelson, the 53-year-old
former “Cheers” star fresh off a lead-
ing role in the HBO series “True De-
tective,” also co-star in “The Hunger
Games” series of movies.
The next installment of that series,
“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay —
Part 1,” is set to be released Nov. 21.
Shooting for “By Way of Helena” in
Greenwood will be on a tight schedule,
with both actors scheduled for pre-re-
lease publicity engagements starting in
early November.
Leflore County Supervisor Anjuan
Brown, whose district includes Flore-
wood, said producers told him that cen-
tral scenes would be shot at Florewood
but that other locations in the area may
be used.
Brown and state Senate Tourism
Committee Chairwoman Lydia Chas-
saniol, R-Winona, both said producers
had agreed to invest “tens of thousands
of dollars” in fixing up and improving
the shuttered state park, which has fall-
en into a state of disarray over the last
decade while it sat vacant.
Brown also said the production crews
would likely spend “millions of dollars”
in the Greenwood area on everything
from building materials to dry cleaning,
lodging and food.
“They’re talking about bringing an
economic shot in the arm for our city
and our county,” Brown said. “It’s
greatly needed.”
Chassaniol, who along with Brown
met with producer Adam Rosenfelt at
Florewood last week, said she initially
thought the producers were considering
shooting the film near Clarksdale but
moved very quickly last week to work
out a deal to set up shop at Florewood
instead.
This would be the third feature film
to be heavily shot in the Greenwood
area in the past four years.
“The Help,” a box-office and criti-
cal success based on Kathryn Stockett’s
novel about black Mississippi maids
and their relationships with their white
employers in the 1960s, was primarily
filmed in Greenwood in 2010.
Last year, scenes from James Fran-
co’s “The Sound and the Fury,” his lat-
est adaptation of a William Faulkner
novel, were filmed in Carroll County. It
is scheduled for release next month.
Mother arrested after
2-year-old found in street
From Wire Reports
PICAYUNE — Police in Picayune say a 19-year-old wom-
an was arrested on child neglect charges after her 2-year-old
child was found playing in a street.
Assistant Police Chief Jeremy Magri tells The Picayune
Item officers were dispatched around 8:20 a.m. Thursday to a
daycare center where a passer-by had taken the boy.
He says the child was found playing in the roadway along
Second Street. Magri says the passer-by thought the child
might have wandered away from the daycare center.
During a neighborhood canvass, Magri says officers located
the child’s mother, Juliann Nobles.
After interviewing her at her home, Magri says Nobles was
booked with child neglect and possession of drug parapher-
nalia.
The child was released to a family member.
It was not immediately clear whether Nobles has an at-
torney.
Gulfport man
sentenced for
identity theft
From Wire Reports
GULFPORT — Gulfport man has been sentenced to
two years in federal prison after pleading guilty in May to
aggravated identity theft involving income tax refunds he
obtained by using other people’s names and Social Secu-
rity numbers.
Richard Terrell Jasper was sentenced Tuesday by U.S.
District Court Judge Sul Ozerden in Gulfport.
An investigation by the Internal Revenue Service led to
a 23-count indictment alleging Jasper stole about $17,000
in government funds from Sept. 7, 2012, through Nov.
20, 2012.
In addition to prison term, Jasper was ordered to pay
restitution to the Internal Revenue Service in the amount
of $43,215.
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Women’s College Basketball
MSU anticipates
great experience
with Europe trip
By DANNY P. SMITH
sports@starkvilledailynews.com
Many don’t get the opportunity to take a trip to France or
Belgium.
That’s what the Mississippi State women’s basketball team gets
to do next week and head coach Vic Schaefer is going to make
sure the Bulldogs enjoy the experience.
Even though basketball games will be played and MSU plans
to win those, Schaefer said the visit to Europe is about so much
more.
“We’re going to go over there and allow these kids to have a
great experience,” Schaefer said on Thursday. “I’m taking my fam-
ily so I’m going to enjoy them and my girls. A lot of times they
see you in the heat of battle or in the office talking on the phone.
This gives us an opportunity to allow us to enjoy our staff outside
of the competition realm. We do a good job as a staff to allow us
the chance to enjoy our players as much as possible. From that
standpoint for me, it’s going to be an opportunity to really try to
relax with my team.
“When we play the game, they turn the clock on and keep score,
we’re going to try to win, but at the end of the day, it’s about the
Mississippi State women’s basketball coach Vic Schaefer (middle) and his staff are looking forward to next week’s trip to
France and Belgium. (Photos by Lee Adams)
College Football
Strong leadership
Quarterback Dak Prescott is considered one of the lead-
ers for Mississippi State. (Photo by Kyle Niblett, Mississippi
State athletic media relations)
Mullen likes maturity of Bulldogs
By BEN WAIT
sports@starkvilledailynews.com
Mississippi State head coach Dan Mul-
len feels confident in the leaders on this
year’s team.
Although captains have not been an-
nounced, Mullen has witnessed a handful
of players going the extra mile this sum-
mer getting ready for this season.
Many of the older Bulldogs gathered
up their teammates for player-only work-
outs this summer. That spoke volumes to
Mullen.
“It tells you that you’ve got a lot of
leadership among the team,” he said. “You
have guys that are setting the standard
within their position group, within the of-
fensive and defensive units and overall on
the whole team. A lot of the young guys
are going to follow the lead, but when
you have guys that have played a lot of
football that are setting the standard very
high in what they are doing, how hard
they are working and how much they are
putting in, it is easier to follow that than
trying to get it done any other way.”
There are some huge expectations for
this year’s squad as many believe the Bull-
dogs can battle with the elite in the South-
eastern Conference Western Division and
possibly win the division and play for the
SEC Championship in Atlanta at the end
of the season.
One of the guys behind the player-only
summer workouts is junior quarterback
Dak Prescott. Many Bulldogs look to
Prescott as one of leaders on the team and
they follow his lead.
“It helped a lot,” Prescott said of the
summer workouts. “It has been tremen-
dous just to see all of the guys come out
had have the great attitude. They’ve had
to get better on their own individually
and then go into group sessions and team
sessions.”
The Bulldogs still met as a team and
worked out with new strength coach Rick
Court throughout the summer, but play-
ers wanted to take it to another level.
They met on the practice fields
throughout the summer with nearly 100
percent attendance.
“It was a good summer and the best
since I’ve been here,” senior left guard
Ben Beckwith said. “Guys out there every
day and we worked out in the mornings
and then met out there on the field every
day at 5 in the afternoon. Every position
group was out there and I’ve never seen
anything like it. No one was forcing us
to be out there and it was our own deal.”
There will be two new starters on the
offensive line this season.
The defensive line should be set, but
senior Preston Smith and the rest of the
veteran defensive lineman made sure the
younger defensive lineman got a head
start before camp started.
“They are coming in willing to work,
they are in their play books and they are
learning their plays before camp starts,”
Smith said. “We are working with them
with technique before coach gets a hold
of them, so he won’t have to focus on too
much teaching.”
High School Softball
Coach Kayla Mosley and the Starkville Academy softball team hosts an invitational tournament today at the
Starkville Sportsplex. (Photo by Danny P. Smith, SDN)
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SA Invitational offers
Lady Vols experience
By JASON EDWARDS
sports@starkvilledailynews.com
Tournament experience is something that can’t be beat.
Starkville Academy’s fast pitch softball team knows this, which is why
today the Lady Volunteers will welcome teams from the surrounding area
to the Starkville Sportsplex for the Starkville Academy Invitational.
“This experience is invaluable,” SA coach Kayla Mosley said. “Playing
two, three, four or possibly five games in one day takes a lot of mental fo-
cus. If you don’t play in these tournaments and you go to North or South
or State raw, you are at a disadvantage.”
When it came to designing this year’s tournament lineup, Mosley want-
ed to not only give her squad game experience, but she wanted it to be
against quality teams. With that in mind, SA will begin its day against a
team from Jackson while last year’s champion Leake Academy starts its day
against Hebron Christian School.
In other action, Oak Hill and Central Academy will square off first,
while Winston Academy and Heritage Academy round out the round one
games.
“From the get-go, we have some good games scheduled,” Mosley said.
“Last year we played two championship games and ended with a walk-off
home run so it was pretty exciting. We are hoping for more of the same
this year.”
While the action in the field is going to be no easy gauntlet for the Lady
Vols, Mosley is hoping the familiarity of being at home will be a boost for
her athletes.
“The girls are comfortable at the Sportsplex,” Mosley said. “They will
get a little more rest because they don’t have to travel. They get to play in
front of fans and be in their hometown so that does give a level of comfort.”
Lady Volunteers will start play against the Jackson Victors on field two
at 9:25 a.m.
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College Football
USA Today Top 25 Poll
Record Pts Pvs
1. Florida State (56) 14-0 1543 1
2. Alabama 11-2 1455 8
3. Oklahoma (3) 11-2 1382 6
4. Oregon (1) 11-2 1314 9
5. Auburn 12-2 1271 2
6. Ohio State (1) 12-2 1267 10
7. UCLA 10-3 1085 16
8. Michigan State 13-1 1050 3
9. South Carolina (1) 11-2 1009 4
10. Baylor 11-2 965 13
11. Stanford 11-3 955 10
12. Georgia 8-5 905 —
13. LSU 10-3 833 14
14. Wisconsin 9-4 654 21
15. Southern Cal 10-4 627 19
16. Clemson 11-2 535 7
17. Notre Dame 9-4 509 24
18. Arizona State 10-4 358 20
19. Mississippi 8-5 346 —
20. Texas A&M 9-4 266 18
21. Kansas State 8-5 257 —
22. Nebraska 9-4 228 25
23. North Carolina 7-6 175 —
24. Texas 8-5 143 —
25. Washington 9-4 142 —
Others receiving votes: Missouri 126,
Florida 122, UCF 102, Mississippi State
74, Oklahoma State 56, TCU 54, Michi-
gan 53, Iowa 49, Miami 45, Duke 41,
Louisville 32, Marshall 27, BYU 18, Boise
State 13, Louisiana 12, Virginia Tech 12,
Texas Tech 8, Cincinnati 6, Minnesota 6,
Northwestern 5, Fresno State 4, Oregon
State 4, Georgia Tech 2, Houston 2, Ari-
zona 1, Arkansas 1, Northern Illinois 1.
National Football League
2014 Preseason Schedule
All Times EDT
Sunday, Aug. 3
NY Giants vs. Buffalo at Canton, Ohio,
8 p.m. (NBC)
WEEK 1
Thursday, Aug. 7
Indianapolis at NY Jets, 7 p.m.
San Francisco at Baltimore, 7:30 p.m.
New England at Washington, 7:30 p.m.
Cincinnati at Kansas City, 8 p.m.
Seattle at Denver, 9 p.m.
Dallas at San Diego, 10 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 8
Miami at Atlanta, 7 p.m.
Buffalo at Carolina, 7:30 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Jacksonville, 7:30 p.m.
Philadelphia at Chicago, 8 p.m.
Oakland at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
New Orleans at St. Louis, 8 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 9
Cleveland at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.
Pittsburgh at NY Giants, 7:30 p.m.
Houston at Arizona, 7:30 p.m.
Green Bay at Tennessee, 8 p.m.
WEEK 2
Thursday, Aug. 14
Jacksonville at Chicago, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Friday, Aug. 15
Philadelphia at New England, 7:30 p.m.
Tennessee at New Orleans, 8 p.m.
Detroit at Oakland, 10 p.m.
San Diego at Seattle, 10 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 16
Green Bay at St. Louis, 4 p.m.
NY Jets at Cincinnati, 7 p.m.
Baltimore at Dallas, 7 p.m.
NY Giants at Indianapolis, 7 p.m.
Buffalo at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m.
Miami at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.
Atlanta at Houston, 8 p.m.
Arizona at Minnesota, 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 17
Denver at San Francisco, 4 p.m.
Kansas City at Carolina, 8 p.m. (FOX)
Monday, Aug. 18
Cleveland at Washington, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
WEEK 3
Thursday, Aug. 21
Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 22
Oakland at Green Bay, 8 p.m. (CBS)
Jacksonville at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.
Carolina at New England, 7:30 p.m.
NY Giants at NY Jets, 7:30 p.m.
Chicago at Seattle, 10 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 23
Tampa Bay at Buffalo, 4:30 p.m.
Dallas at Miami, 7 p.m.
Tennessee at Atlanta, 7 p.m.
Washington at Baltimore, 7:30 p.m.
New Orleans at Indianapolis, 8 p.m.
(CBS)
St. Louis at Cleveland, 8 p.m.
Minnesota at Kansas City, 8 p.m.
Houston at Denver, 9 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 24
San Diego at San Francisco, 4 p.m. (FOX)
Cincinnati at Arizona, 8 p.m. (NBC)
WEEK 4
Thursday, Aug. 28
Atlanta at Jacksonville, 6 p.m.
Detroit at Buffalo, 7 p.m.
Indianapolis at Cincinnati, 7 p.m.
Kansas City at Green Bay, 7 p.m.
St. Louis at Miami, 7 p.m.
NY Jets at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
New England at NY Giants, 7:30 p.m.
Carolina at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m.
Washington at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.
Chicago at Cleveland, 8 p.m.
Denver at Dallas, 8 p.m.
San Francisco at Houston, 8 p.m.
Baltimore at New Orleans, 8 p.m.
Minnesota at Tennessee, 8 p.m.
Seattle at Oakland, 10 p.m.
Arizona at San Diego, 10 p.m.
Major League Baseball
National League
At A Glance
All Times EDT
East Division
W L Pct GB
Washington 58 49 .542 —
Atlanta 58 51 .532 1
Miami 53 56 .486 6
New York 52 57 .477 7
Philadelphia 49 61 .445 10½
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Milwaukee 60 49 .550 —
St. Louis 57 50 .533 2
Pittsburgh 57 51 .528 2½
Cincinnati 55 54 .505 5
Chicago 45 62 .421 14
West Division
W L Pct GB
Los Angeles 62 47 .569 —
San Francisco 59 50 .541 3
San Diego 48 60 .444 13½
Arizona 48 61 .440 14
Colorado 44 65 .404 18
Thursday’s Games
Chicago Cubs 3, Colorado 1
St. Louis 6, San Diego 2
Philadelphia 10, Washington 4
Cincinnati 3, Miami 1
Arizona 7, Pittsburgh 4
L.A. Dodgers 2, Atlanta 1
Friday’s Games
Philadelphia 2, Washington 1
Detroit 4, Colorado 2
Cincinnati 5, Miami 2
San Francisco 5, N.Y. Mets 1
Milwaukee at St. Louis, late
Pittsburgh at Arizona, late
Atlanta at San Diego, late
Chicago Cubs at L.A. Dodgers, late
Today’s Games
Philadelphia (A.Burnett 6-10) at Wash-
ington (Zimmermann 6-5), 7:05 p.m.
Colorado (Matzek 2-5) at Detroit (Por-
cello 12-5), 7:08 p.m.
Cincinnati (Bailey 8-5) at Miami (Eovaldi
5-6), 7:10 p.m.
San Francisco (Peavy 0-1) at N.Y. Mets
(deGrom 5-5), 7:10 p.m.
Milwaukee (Lohse 11-5) at St. Louis
(Masterson 0-0), 7:15 p.m.
Pittsburgh (Worley 4-1) at Arizona
(C.Anderson 6-4), 8:10 p.m.
Atlanta (E.Santana 10-6) at San Diego
(Kennedy 8-9), 8:40 p.m.
Chicago Cubs (Wada 1-1) at L.A. Dodg-
ers (Ryu 12-5), 9:10 p.m.
Sunday’s Games
Colorado at Detroit, 1:08 p.m.
Cincinnati at Miami, 1:10 p.m.
San Francisco at N.Y. Mets, 1:10 p.m.
Philadelphia at Washington, 1:35 p.m.
Milwaukee at St. Louis, 2:15 p.m.
Atlanta at San Diego, 4:10 p.m.
Chicago Cubs at L.A. Dodgers, 4:10
p.m.
Pittsburgh at Arizona, 4:10 p.m.
Monday’s Games
San Francisco at N.Y. Mets, 12:10 p.m.
Baltimore at Washington, 7:05 p.m.
Cincinnati at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m.
L.A. Angels at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m.
American League
At A Glance
All Times EDT
East Division
W L Pct GB
Baltimore 61 47 .565 —
Toronto 60 50 .545 2
New York 55 53 .509 6
Tampa Bay 53 55 .491 8
Boston 49 60 .450 12½
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Detroit 59 47 .557 —
Kansas City 55 52 .514 4½
Cleveland 53 55 .491 7
Chicago 53 56 .486 7½
Minnesota 48 59 .449 11½
West Division
W L Pct GB
Oakland 66 41 .617 —
Los Angeles 64 43 .598 2
Seattle 56 53 .514 11
Houston 44 65 .404 23
Texas 43 65 .398 23½
Thursday’s Games
Chicago White Sox 7, Detroit 4
L.A. Angels 1, Baltimore 0, 13 innings
Seattle 6, Cleveland 5
Kansas City 6, Minnesota 3
Toronto 6, Houston 5
Friday’s Games
Baltimore 2, Seattle 1
Texas at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m.
Detroit 4, Colorado 2
Boston 4, N.Y. Yankees 3
L.A. Angels at Tampa Bay, late
Minnesota at Chicago White Sox, late
Toronto at Houston, late
Kansas City at Oakland, late
Today’s Games
Kansas City (Vargas 8-4) at Oakland (Les-
ter 10-7), 4:05 p.m.
N.Y. Yankees (Greene 2-1) at Boston
(Webster 1-0), 4:05 p.m.
Seattle (Paxton 2-0) at Baltimore (Mi.
Gonzalez 5-5), 7:05 p.m.
Texas (Mikolas 1-3) at Cleveland (House
1-2), 7:05 p.m.
Colorado (Matzek 2-5) at Detroit (Por-
cello 12-5), 7:08 p.m.
L.A. Angels (C.Wilson 8-6) at Tampa Bay
(Archer 6-6), 7:10 p.m.
Minnesota (Pino 1-3) at Chicago White
Sox (Carroll 4-6), 7:10 p.m.
Toronto (Dickey 9-10) at Houston (Ober-
holtzer 3-7), 7:10 p.m.
Sunday’s Games
Texas at Cleveland, 1:05 p.m.
Colorado at Detroit, 1:08 p.m.
Seattle at Baltimore, 1:35 p.m.
L.A. Angels at Tampa Bay, 1:40 p.m.
Minnesota at Chicago White Sox, 2:10
p.m.
Toronto at Houston, 2:10 p.m.
Kansas City at Oakland, 4:05 p.m.
N.Y. Yankees at Boston, 8:05 p.m.
Monday’s Games
Baltimore at Washington, 7:05 p.m.
Cincinnati at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m.
Detroit at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m.
Texas at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Oakland, 10:05 p.m.
L.A. Angels at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m.
Leaders
NATIONAL LEAGUE
BATTING – Tulowitzki, Colorado, .340;
Puig, Los Angeles, .319; MaAdams, St.
Louis, .314; Morneau, Colorado, .312;
Revere, Philadelphia, .306; Lucroy, Mil-
waukee, .306; McGehee, Miami, .305;
AMcCutchen, Pittsburgh, .305.
RUNS – Goldschmidt, Arizona, 75; Ren-
don, Washington, 75; Pence, San Fran-
cisco, 74; Rizzo, Chicago, 72; Tulowitzki,
Colorado, 71; FFreeman, Atlanta, 70;
Stanton, Miami, 70.
RBI – Stanton, Miami, 74; AdGonzalez,
Los Angeles, 71; Goldschmidt, Arizona,
69; Desmond, Washington, 65; AMc-
Cutchen, Pittsburgh, 64; Byrd, Philadel-
phia, 63; Howard, Philadelphia, 63; Mor-
neau, Colorado, 63; JUpton, Atlanta, 63.
HITS – DanMurphy, New York, 131;
Pence, San Francisco, 128; McGehee,
Miami, 127; AMcCutchen, Pittsburgh,
123; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 122; Black-
mon, Colorado, 121; DGordon, Los An-
geles, 121.
DOUBLES – Goldschmidt, Arizona, 39;
Lucroy, Milwaukee, 34; AMcCutchen,
Pittsburgh, 30; DanMurphy, New York,
30; Puig, Los Angeles, 30; Span, Wash-
ington, 29; SCastro, Chicago, 28; FFree-
man, Atlanta, 28; AdGonzalez, Los An-
geles, 28.
TRIPLES – DGordon, Los Angeles, 10;
BCrawford, San Francisco, 9; Puig, Los
Angeles, 9; Pence, San Francisco, 7;
Braun, Milwaukee, 6; BHamilton, Cin-
cinnati, 6; Segura, Milwaukee, 6; Yelich,
Miami, 6.
HOME RUNS – Stanton, Miami, 26;
Rizzo, Chicago, 25; Byrd, Philadelphia,
21; Tulowitzki, Colorado, 21; Duda, New
York, 20; Frazier, Cincinnati, 20; Gold-
schmidt, Arizona, 19; JUpton, Atlanta,
19.
STOLEN BASES – DGordon, Los An-
geles, 48; BHamilton, Cincinnati, 42;
Revere, Philadelphia, 30; EYoung, New
York, 26; SMarte, Pittsburgh, 21; Rol-
lins, Philadelphia, 21; Blackmon, Colo-
rado, 20; CGomez, Milwaukee, 20; Span,
Washington, 20.
PITCHING – Kershaw, Los Angeles, 13-
2; Wainwright, St. Louis, 13-5; Ryu, Los
Angeles, 12-5; Cueto, Cincinnati, 12-6;
Greinke, Los Angeles, 12-6; WPeralta,
Milwaukee, 12-6; Simon, Cincinnati, 12-
6; Bumgarner, San Francisco, 12-8.
ERA – Kershaw, Los Angeles, 1.71; Wain-
wright, St. Louis, 1.92; Cueto, Cincinnati,
2.05; HAlvarez, Miami, 2.48; Hamels,
Philadelphia, 2.55; TRoss, San Diego,
2.60; Greinke, Los Angeles, 2.65.
STRIKEOUTS – Strasburg, Washington,
167; Cueto, Cincinnati, 166; Greinke, Los
Angeles, 153; TRoss, San Diego, 150;
Kershaw, Los Angeles, 150; Bumgarner,
San Francisco, 143; Kennedy, San Diego,
143.
SAVES – Rosenthal, St. Louis, 32; Kim-
brel, Atlanta, 32; FrRodriguez, Mil-
waukee, 31; Jansen, Los Angeles, 31;
Cishek, Miami, 27; AReed, Arizona, 27;
Papelbon, Philadelphia, 26.
AMERICAN LEAGUE
BATTING – Altuve, Houston, .339; Cano,
Seattle, .331; Beltre, Texas, .323; VMarti-
nez, Detroit, .319; Brantley, Cleveland,
.316; MeCabrera, Toronto, .313; MiCa-
brera, Detroit, .312.
RUNS – Trout, Los Angeles, 74; Donald-
son, Oakland, 72; Dozier, Minnesota, 72;
Brantley, Cleveland, 71; Bautista, Toron-
to, 69; MeCabrera, Toronto, 69; Gardner,
New York, 68; Kinsler, Detroit, 68.
RBI – JAbreu, Chicago, 83; MiCabrera,
Detroit, 81; Ortiz, Boston, 78; Donald-
son, Oakland, 76; Trout, Los Angeles,
76; NCruz, Baltimore, 75; Moss, Oak-
land, 72.
HITS – Altuve, Houston, 151; MeCa-
brera, Toronto, 140; Cano, Seattle, 134;
Brantley, Cleveland, 128; AJones, Balti-
more, 128; Kinsler, Detroit, 127; Marka-
kis, Baltimore, 127.
DOUBLES – MiCabrera, Detroit, 36; Al-
tuve, Houston, 30; Kinsler, Detroit, 30;
Trout, Los Angeles, 30; Pedroia, Boston,
29; Plouffe, Minnesota, 29; JAbreu, Chi-
cago, 28; MeCabrera, Toronto, 28.
TRIPLES – Rios, Texas, 8; Bourn, Cleve-
land, 7; Eaton, Chicago, 7; Gardner,
New York, 6; LMartin, Texas, 6; De Aza,
Chicago, 5; BHolt, Boston, 5; AJackson,
Seattle, 5; Odor, Texas, 5; Trout, Los An-
geles, 5.
HOME RUNS – JAbreu, Chicago, 31;
NCruz, Baltimore, 29; Encarnacion, To-
ronto, 26; Ortiz, Boston, 25; Trout, Los
Angeles, 24; Donaldson, Oakland, 23;
Moss, Oakland, 23.
STOLEN BASES – Altuve, Houston, 42;
Ellsbury, New York, 29; RDavis, Detroit,
25; AEscobar, Kansas City, 23; Andrus,
Texas, 21; JDyson, Kansas City, 21; JJ-
ones, Seattle, 20.
PITCHING – Scherzer, Detroit, 13-3;
Gray, Oakland, 12-3; Kazmir, Oakland,
12-3; WChen, Baltimore, 12-3; Tanaka,
New York, 12-4; Porcello, Detroit, 12-5;
7 tied at 11.
ERA – Sale, Chicago, 1.88; FHernandez,
Seattle, 2.01; Kazmir, Oakland, 2.37;
Tanaka, New York, 2.51; Lester, Boston,
2.52; Kluber, Cleveland, 2.61; Gray, Oak-
land, 2.65.
STRIKEOUTS – Price, Tampa Bay, 189;
FHernandez, Seattle, 178; Kluber, Cleve-
land, 170; Darvish, Texas, 167; Scherzer,
Detroit, 167; Lester, Boston, 149; Rich-
ards, Los Angeles, 143.
SAVES – Rodney, Seattle, 30; Holland,
Kansas City, 29; DavRobertson, New
York, 27; Perkins, Minnesota, 26; Uehara,
Boston, 22; Britton, Baltimore, 22; Na-
than, Detroit, 22.
Golf
World Golf Championships-Bridges-
tone Invitational Scores
Friday
At Firestone Country Club, South
Course
Akron, Ohio
Purse: $9 million
Yardage: 7,400; Par 70
Second Round
Sergio Garcia 68-61—129
Justin Rose 65-67—132
Marc Leishman 64-69—133
Rory McIlroy 69-64—133
Rickie Fowler 67-67—134
Charl Schwartzel 65-69—134
Patrick Reed 67-68—135
Keegan Bradley 68-67—135
Graham DeLaet 67-69—136
Brandt Snedeker 68-68—136
Hunter Mahan 71-65—136
Jim Furyk 69-68—137
Adam Scott 69-68—137
Thomas Bjorn 69-68—137
Henrik Stenson 71-66—137
Francesco Molinari 67-70—137
Matt Kuchar 71-66—137
Gary Woodland 70-68—138
J.B. Holmes 69-69—138
Harris English 69-69—138
Ryan Moore 65-73—138
Seung-Yul Noh 69-69—138
Jamie Donaldson 68-70—138
Miguel A. Jimenez 69-69—138
Bubba Watson 69-70—139
Tiger Woods 68-71—139
Jimmy Walker 69-70—139
Steven Bowditch 69-71—140
Ernie Els 71-69—140
Zach Johnson 70-70—140
Bill Haas 71-69—140
John Senden 74-66—140
Branden Grace 69-71—140
David Howell 69-71—140
Matt Jones 70-70—140
Kevin Stadler 71-70—141
Fabrizio Zanotti 70-71—141
Brendon de Jonge 72-69—141
Angel Cabrera 73-68—141
Webb Simpson 72-69—141
Jordan Spieth 71-70—141
Hideki Matsuyama 70-71—141
Graeme McDowell 71-70—141
Chris Kirk 69-73—142
Russell Henley 72-70—142
Matt Every 74-68—142
Brian Harman 72-70—142
Victor Dubuisson 72-70—142
Ben Crane 73-70—143
Alexander Levy 72-71—143
Luke Donald 73-70—143
THE AREA SLATE
Today
High School Softball
Starkville Academy Invitational
At Starkville Sportsplex
Oak Hill vs. Central Academy, 8 a.m.
Winston Academy vs. Heritage Academy, 8 a.m.
Starkville vs. Jackson Victors, 9:25 a.m.
Leake vs. Hebron Christian, 9:25 a.m.
WHAT’S ON TV
Today
AUTO RACING
8 a.m.
ESPN2 — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, prac-
tice for GoBowling.com 400, at Long
Pond, Pa.
9 a.m.
FS1 — NASCAR, Truck Series, pole
qualifying for Pocono Mountains 150,
at Long Pond, Pa.
10:30 a.m.
ESPN2 — NASCAR, Sprint Cup,
“Happy Hour Series,” final practice for
GoBowling.com 400, at Long Pond,
Pa.
Noon
FS1 — NASCAR, Truck Series, Pocono
Mountains 150, at Long Pond, Pa.
3:30 p.m.
ESPN — NASCAR, Nationwide Series,
pole qualifying for U.S. Cellular 250, at
Newton, Iowa
4:30 p.m.
NBCSN — IndyCar, pole qualifying for
Honda Indy 200, at Lexington, Ohio
(same-day tape)
7 p.m.
ESPN — NASCAR, Nationwide Series,
U.S. Cellular 250, at Newton, Iowa
9 p.m.
ESPN2 — NHRA, Northwest Nationals,
at Kent, Wash. (same-day tape)
BOXING
8:45 p.m.
HBO — Champion Jessie Vargas (24-0-
0) vs. Anton Novikov (29-0-0), for WBA
super lightweight title, at Las Vegas;
champion Sergey Kovalev (24-0-1) vs.
Blake Caparello (19-0-1), for WBO light
heavyweight title, at Atlantic City, N.J.;
welterweights, Brandon Rios (31-2-1)
vs. Diego Chaves (23-1-0), at Las Vegas
GOLF
11 a.m.
TGC — WGC, Bridgestone Invitation-
al, third round, at Akron, Ohio
1 p.m.
CBS — WGC, Bridgestone Invitational,
third round, at Akron, Ohio
2 p.m.
TGC — Champions Tour, 3M Champi-
onship, second round, at Blaine, Minn.
5:30 p.m.
TGC — PGA Tour, Barracuda Champi-
onship, third round, at Reno, Nev.
HORSE RACING
4 p.m.
FSN — Thoroughbreds, West Virginia
Derby, at Chester, W.Va.
NBC — Thoroughbreds, Whitney
Handicap, at Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
3 p.m.
FS1 — N.Y. Yankees at Boston
6 p.m.
MLB — Regional coverage, Milwaukee
at St. Louis or Seattle at Baltimore
WGN — Minnesota at Chicago White
Sox
NFL FOOTBALL
6 p.m.
ESPN2 — Pro Football Hall of Fame
Induction, at Canton, Ohio
SOCCER
1:30 p.m.
NBC — MLS, Portland at Los Angeles
3 p.m.
FOX — International Championship
Cup, Manchester United vs. Real Ma-
drid, at Ann Arbor, Mich.
5:30 p.m.
NBCSN — International Champions
Cup, Liverpool vs. AC Milan, at Char-
lotte, N.C.
9:30 p.m.
NBCSN — MLS, Seattle at San Jose
TENNIS
2 p.m.
ESPN2 — ATP World Tour, Citi Open,
semifinal, at Washington
4 p.m.
ESPN2 — WTA, Bank of the West Clas-
sic, semifinal, at Stanford, Calif.
Meet the Jackets scheduled
Starkville High School’s Meet the Jackets has been sched-
uled for August 11 at Yellowjacket Stadium.
The activities will begin at 6 p.m. following the school’s
open house.
All of the SHS athletic teams and cheerleading squads will
be introduced at this time.
SA sets Meet the Volunteers
Starkville Academy has set Meet the Volunteers for Au-
gust 8.
The school will introduce its athletic teams at this time
beginning at 7 p.m.
SHS softball to hold tryouts
Starkville High students interested in becoming a part of
the Lady Yellowjacket softball team can take part in open
tryouts as the new school year kicks off.
Held August 11-12, tryouts will take place on the SHS
softball field from 4 to 6:30 p.m. More information on the
tryout process can be found on the Starkville School District
website as well as links to the parent permission and physical
forms which must be competed before students are allowed
to partake in tryouts.
Auburn to bench Marshall, Mincy
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn quarterback Nick Mar-
shall won’t start in the season opener against Arkansas.
Tigers coach Gus Malzahn said Friday after the first prac-
tice of preseason camp that neither Marshall nor cornerback
Jonathon Mincy will be on the field when the game starts.
Malzahn didn’t say how long they’ll remain on the bench,
or if they’ll play in the game.
He said starting right guard Alex Kozan has had back
surgery and will miss the season after a weightlifting injury
at home.
Marshall was cited for possession of less than one ounce
of marijuana and a window tint violation during a July 11
traffic stop in Georgia. His mother has paid the $1,100 in
fines.
Mincy was arrested and charged with second-degree pos-
session of marijuana in June.
UGA’s Mitchell hurts knee again
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia receiver Malcolm Mitch-
ell has endured another setback in his bid to rejoin the Bull-
dogs.
Mitchell, who was regarded as the team’s top receiver go-
ing into the 2013 season, underwent arthroscopic surgery
after re-injuring his right knee running pass routes with
teammates this week.
Quarterback Hutson Mason was working with Mitchell
and didn’t even realize he was hurt after he planted making
a cut.
“The thing you want to pound your head over is it was
the last route when it happened,” Mason said Friday, shortly
before the Bulldogs held their first practice of the preseason.
“We were working on slant routes, slant routes, slant routes,
and he just looked so explosive. He was looking so good.”
Director of sports medicine Ron Courson said a full re-
covery was expected after Thursday’s procedure, but did not
give a timetable for Mitchell’s return.
The junior initially tore a ligament in his right knee in
last season’s opener against Clemson, knocking him out for
the rest of the year. He then hurt his left leg during spring
practice and missed the remaining workouts.
Mitchell had 40 catches for 572 yards and four touch-
downs in 2012.
“There’s no way to sugarcoat it,” Mason said. “You’re
going to miss a guy like Malcolm. He’s one of those guys
you just find a way to get him the ball and let him do what
he does best.”
Coach Mark Richt said he is confident the Bulldogs can
get by while Mitchell makes another recovery. Seniors Chris
Conley and Michael Bennett have plenty of experience, soph-
omore Reggie Davis is coming off a promising debut season,
and senior Jonathon Rumph has been a late-bloomer in the
passing game.
“We’ve got a lot of guys who have a pretty good feel
about what we’re doing and how to do it,” Richt said. “We’ll
be fine.”
PGA refutes report Johnson suspended
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The PGA Tour is refuting a re-
port that Dustin Johnson has been suspended.
Johnson said in a statement Thursday he was taking a
leave of absence to seek professional help for “personal chal-
lenges” that brought an end to his season. Johnson will miss
the PGA Championship, the FedEx Cup playoffs and the
Ryder Cup.
Golf.com reported Friday that the tour had suspended
Johnson for six months for failing a drug test. The website
cited a source it did not identify.
The PGA Tour has a policy of not commenting on disci-
plinary actions. But it issued a statement Friday afternoon to
clarify that Johnson has taken a leave of absence “and is not
under a suspension from the PGA Tour.”
Garcia shoots 61, leads Bridgestone
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Sergio Garcia has tied the course
record at Firestone by closing with seven straight birdies for
a 9-under 61.
The record-tying round Friday gave Garcia a three-shot
lead over Justin Rose going into the weekend at the Bridge-
stone Invitational.
The Spaniard broke the record on the back nine with a
27. He ended his day in style, making a 25-foot putt on the
17th hole and a 20-footer on the 18th. Phil Mickelson, who
played with Garcia, took off his cap and bumped fists with
Garcia.
The only hole on the back nine that Garcia did not make
birdie was No. 11 — he missed from 15 feet from just off
the green.
It puts Garcia in great shape to try to capture his first
World Golf Championship.
Tiger Woods shot a 71 and was 10 shots behind.
BRIEFLY
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DENNIS THE MENACE
ARIES (March 21-April 19)
Your loved ones naturally seem to gravitate
toward you. A child will be very excited to
be with you, and he or she might want to
play a game. Expect to do a lot of explain-
ing. Someone might be more sensitive than
you realize.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
You understand a lot more than you might
want to share. Keep your feelings to your-
self for now. On the other hand, if holding
in your feelings turns you into a powder
keg, make a point to share in a way that the
other party will hear you.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
Your imagination is likely to go on wild
flights of fancy at a mere suggestion. Might
you be too distracted? Try to stay ground-
ed when doing anything important. Once
more, you seem to have too much energy
for your own good.
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
Try a new approach. Do something very
differently regarding your home and fam-
ily, as variety is always appreciated. Curb a
tendency to get too aggravated by an unex-
pected demand or request. You will find a
way to handle this issue.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
You might be more forthright than you re-
alize. If someone seems to have an adverse
reaction to something you say, you might
want to think twice about the words you
chose. A family member will let you know
what he or she thinks.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Keep track of your expenses, so that you
have no surprises. Don’t decide to do more
than you have already agreed to do. A dis-
agreement could ensue with a neighbor or
sibling. You both tend to argue to let off
steam and tension.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
You are easygoing, and you have a tendency
to smile a lot as a result. A money disagree-
ment or a problem with plans could cause a
momentary upset. You might wonder how
to come to an agreement in a particularly
charged atmosphere.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
If you want to spend the afternoon just
lounging around, do. If you want to go
shopping, why not indulge yourself? Re-
member to remain reasonable with regard
to how far overboard you go. Make time
for a nap to recharge your batteries.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Find your friends and join them. You can’t
go wrong hanging with good company.
Recognize that you might be hearing too
much about a certain situation and could
be closing down as a result.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Not surprisingly, you naturally will assume
the lead with a project. Even if you have
decided to throw a spontaneous party, your
signature style and efforts will be seen. A
friend might be unusually irritating.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Wherever you are, you’ll march to a differ-
ent beat. Friends or loved ones often follow
you, because you seem to be having such
a good time. Curb the need to argue with
someone to whom you must answer. Know
when you have had enough.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
A loved one can’t seem to get close enough
to you. You might have plans to take off
on a mini day-trip. You will have to make
your excuses if you do not want this person
to join you. Be careful not to cause hurt
feelings.
HOROSCOPE
by Jacqueline Bigar
Rules:
1. Each row and column must contain
the numbers 1 through 4 without re-
peating.
2. The numbers within the heavily out-
lined 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 opera-
tion indicated.
3. Cages with just one box should be
filled in with the
target number
in the top cor-
ner. A number
can be repeat-
ed within a cage
as long as it is
not in the same
row or column.
THE LOGIC PUZZLE THAT
MAKES YOU SMARTER.
BLONDIE
HAGAR THE HORRIBLE
BARNEY GOOGLE & SNUFFY SMITH
BEETLE BAILEY
POPEYE
CROSSWORD
CRYPTOQUIP
SUDOKU
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.
COMICS
FARM BUREAU PRESIDENT WARNS STATE MAY
BE HIT BY RECESSION WITHOUT FARMER RELIEF
A state agricultural expert said Thursday inflation and “black marke-
teering” were threatening to “swamp” Mississippi farmers.
Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation president Hugh M. Arant of
Ruleville expressed concern over a “wide disparity” in prices paid by
farmers for necessary production expense items which he said “border
on price gouging and black marketeering.”
“Soaring farm production costs already are beyond the critical stage,”
he said, “made worse by a floodtide of overall inflation in the nation
which is about to swamp Mississippi’s leading industry - agriculture.”
Arant said the problem affected all quarters of the state and all ag-
ricultural enterprises, and he predicted a “recession looms ahead for
Mississippi” and other agricultural states if “economic factors are not
put back in place soon.”
He noted that state agriculture commissioner Jim Buck Ross told a
Senate Agricultural Credit Subcommittee recently that many agricul-
tural steel items have increased 100 percent in price since price controls
were discontinued last year.
The farm leader also said “black market offers” were being reported
in the farm equipment business, and both tractors and tired for farm
tractors were in short supply.
“One delta farmer reported to the federation that recently a farmer in
need of a large field tractor that lists for $19,000 received a telephone
call from another dealer offering him immediate delivery for $8,000
about the list price,” Arant said.
He said a dairyman in Northeast Mississippi reported in late July
that the cost of dairy feed was increasing while the prices the farmer
received for grade A milk dropped.
“Major expense items going into Mississippi crop production are
fertilizer, fuel and chemicals for controls of grass, weeds and insects.”
Arant said.
He said Mississippi Chemical Corporation at Yazoo city increased its
price of ammonium nitrate from $70 to $90 per ton July 1, yet some
farmers in the state had to pay as high as $175 per ton for the fertilizer
through independent dealers.
ON THIS DAY...
August 2, 1974
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Article I. APPLICABILITY,
INTENT AND INTER-
PRETATION
This ordinance shall apply to
all places of public assemblage
as defined in Article II,
including all existing estab-
lishments as well as any that
make application subsequent to
the adoption of this ordinance.
This ordinance shall not apply
to functions hosted or spon-
sored by a governmental entity
or its agents acting on behalf
of said entity or any charitable
organization that has exempt
status as established by the In-
ternal Revenue Service.
The intent of this ordinance
is to promote public safety and
welfare by regulating premises
security, alcohol policies, loi-
tering, littering, noise, over-
crowding, parking and other
nuisances that effect public
safety and welfare.
If any portion of this ordi-
nance is claimed to be ambigu-
ous, the appropriate regulating
authority, as identified in Ar-
ticle III, shall render interpre-
tations of this ordinance based
on the intent. Any party in dis-
agreement with the interpreta-
tion of the regulating authority
may file a written appeal to
the Regulations Committee as
described in Article V. Upon
receipt of a written appeal, the
regulations committee shall
schedule a meeting with the
appellant within thirty (30)
calendar days to hear testimony
from both sides and to render a
decision as outlined in Article
III. The interpretation of the
regulating authority shall stand
during any appeal process.
Article II. DEFINITIONS
This Ordinance shall apply
to all places of public assem-
blage, including, but not lim-
ited to, roadhouses, nightclubs,
dance halls, lounges, taverns,
cabarets, bars, pool halls, com-
munity centers, recreation
centers, convention centers,
and restaurants, whether al-
lowing alcoholic beverages or
not, and regardless of whether
entertainment is provided or
allowed during any portion of
its regular operation and which
provides entertainment activi-
ties through any of the follow-
ing: amplified music, whether
live or programmed, dancing,
table games, and/or
video games. The definition
also includes open-air assem-
blages as well as restaurant/bar
establishments that provide en-
tertainment as described above
during any portion of its opera-
tion. Any other establishment
that only occasionally hosts the
above-described activities shall
be subject to the provisions of
this ordinance while engaging
in such activities. This defini-
tion is applicable to the owner
of the real estate, any lessee,
operator, host, entertainment
promoter, and any borrower of
the premises conducting events
on the property.
Bring Your Own Bottle/
BYOB: Any establishment
that allows hard liquor to be
brought inside for consump-
tion shall not allow it be
poured into any other con-
tainer of more than Eight (8)
ounces in size.
Consume or Consump-
tion: Ingestion of alcoholic
beverages or the possession of
any alcoholic beverages in its
original container or bottle,
can or other container that
has been opened. Consumers
are restricted to the inside of
the place of public assemblage
while consuming or consump-
tion of alcoholic beverages.
Entertainment Promoter:
Any individual, partnership,
corporation, or other entity or
agent promoting any venue,
performing artists, advertising
services, or similar activities by
contracting with a person,
partnership or corporation not
owned and operated by the
promoter.
For Profit Event: Any event
other than a non-profit event.
Non-Profit Event: Any
event designed and intended to
produce profits for the benefit
of
and/or subsequent disburse-
ment by organizations which
are tax exempt under federal
tax laws and Internal Revenue
Service Regulations
Overcrowding: A condition
that exists when either there are
more people in a building,
structure, or portion thereof
than have been authorized or
posed by the fire official, or
when the fire official deter-
mines that a threat exists to the
safety of the occupants due to
persons sitting and/or standing
in locations that may obstruct
or impede the use of aisles,
passages, corridors, stairway,
exits, or other components of
means of egress as required by
the Mississippi Legislature and/
or adopted by the Oktibbeha
County Board of Supervisors.
Public Safety Concerns: One
(1) or more acts of violence re-
sulting in physical injury or ob-
served illegal drug activity, or
the unlawful possession of beer
or light wine occurring inside
of the establishment or in the
premises parking area or open-
air activity, owned, leased or
operated by the establishment
as long as the County remains
dry for beer and light wine.
Regulating Authority:
The official, officer or entity
charged with regulating the
provisions of this ordinance,
including but not limited to,
the Sheriff or his designee, Fire
Coordinator, State Fire Mar-
shall, or the Alcohol, Beverage
Control division of the State
Department of Revenue.
Regulations Committee:
The committee designated by
the Oktibbeha County Board
of Supervisors to administer
certain sections of this ordi-
nance as provided in Article V.
Safe Operation: A period of
at least ninety (90) days during
which Oktibbeha County E911
office has recorded no calls for
service reporting criminal ac-
tivity or public safety concerns
other than those reported by
the establishment.
Article III. PERMIT RE-
QUIRED
A. As a condition precedent
to having an event or opening
any establishment as defined in
Article II, the owner, lessee,
operator, host, promoter, or
borrower of the premises, as
the case may be, whether on
a regular basis or one (1) time
event, shall obtain a permit
prior to allowing customers or
patrons into the place of public
assemblage.
(1) A building, part of a
building, or outdoor location
may be occupied and used as
a place of public assemblage
by a person, entity or organi-
zation other than the owner
or full-time lessee, only when
the operator, promoter, or any
borrower has been issued a per-
mit that is in effect under the
provisions of this Article.
(2) Compliance with physi-
cal requirements of the facilities
shall be the responsibility of
the owner. Compliance with
operating requirements shall be
the responsibility of the owner
unless a valid permit has been
obtained by a lessee, operator,
promoter, host or borrower,
and in which case the owner
shall be jointly responsible for
compliance.
B. Permit Application and
Issuance: Permit applications
may be obtained from the Ok-
tibbeha County Sheriff, or his
designee. Upon submission of
a completed application and an
annual permit fee of fifty dol-
lars ($50.00), such shall be
reviewed by the Sheriff or his
designee shall review the appli-
cation as well as any incidents
occurring at the place of public
assemblage within the preced-
ing twelve (12) months, past
compliance with Article IV of
this ordinance and its historical
record, if any, and submit his
recommendations to the Regu-
lations Committee.
The Regulations Committee
shall issue permits recommend-
ed by the Sheriff’s Department,
subject to the facility meeting
all occupancy requirements of
the State or County’s adopted
building and life safety codes.
C. Permit Validity: The
permit shall be valid for a pe-
riod of one (1) year unless sus-
pended or revoked for failure
to comply with the provisions
of Article IV. If the permit is
revoked, the permit holder for-
feits the annual permit fee for
that year.
D. Renewal:
(1) A permit renewal ap-
plication may be granted after
a review of the past years per-
formance; the consideration
by the Sheriff or his designee
should include, but not be lim-
ited to, ‘safe operation’, past
permit revocations and suspen-
sions, violations of other appli-
cable law and any prior permi-
tees affiliated or associated with
the applicant, evidence of ille-
gal drug activity, beer or light
wine violations and evidence
of fighting, disorderly conduct
and other dangerous activi-
ties on or about the permitted
premises.
(2) Violations of this ordi-
nance on the premises during
events conducted by persons,
entities or organizations other
than the owner, whether per-
mitted under this ordinance or
not, may be grounds for non-
renewal of the permit.
(3) Should the Regula-
tions Committee find that the
applicant has not submitted a
complete application or ap-
propriate fee, or if the Sheriff
or his designee finds the appli-
cant has not complied with this
Article, the Regulations Com-
mittee shall decline to issue the
permit. The annual permit fee
shall be returned to the appli-
cant along with a letter stating
the reasons for the denial.
E. Suspension or Revoca-
tion: The Regulations Com-
mittee may temporarily sus-
pend a permit for a violation of
one (1) or more of the provi-
sions of this Ordinance.
(1) If a permit is suspended
or revoked, no entertainment
activities including ampli-
fied music, whether live or
programmed, dancing, table
games or video games may be
conducted on the premises. If
any entertainment activities
occur during a period of sus-
pension or revocation, the
privilege license and certificate
of occupancy shall be revoked.
Such suspension or revocation
does not otherwise affect the
sale or purchase of the realty
during suspension or revoca-
tion.
(2) The Regulations Com-
mittee may permanently revoke
a permit for two (2) or more
violations of the provisions of
this Ordinance in a twelve (12)
month period, or for more
than three (3) violations of the
provisions of this Ordinance.
Such permanent revocations
shall also result in revocation of
privilege license and certificate
of occupancy.
(3) Such suspension or revo-
cation shall be held in abeyance
for a period of three (3) busi-
ness days to permit the owner,
lessee, manager, host, agent,
etc., to appeal the suspension
or revocation.
(4) Notification of suspen-
sion or revocation shall be by
certified mail, hand delivery, or
by leaving notification at the
door of the permittee’s loca-
tion.
(5) A permit shall not be
suspended or revoked for a
violation of Article IV which
is not a public safety concern
unless the violation is found
to have continued or recurred
after the permittee has received
notice of the violation and an
opportunity to remedy or pre-
vent the violation’s recurrence.
F. Emergency Temporary
Suspension by Sheriff:
The Sheriff’s on-duty field
Supervisor/Commander may
temporarily suspend the es-
tablishment’s permit if s/he
determines that an immediate
suspension is necessary to re-
store order for failure to com-
ply with Article IV security re-
quirements or events endanger
the life, health and safety of
customers/patrons or neigh-
bors of the establishment, or
any call for service at the loca-
tion as follows:
(1) The facility shall be
vacated and closed effective
immediately upon verbal no-
tification to the owner, lessee,
manager, host, manager, agent,
representative and shall be ef-
fective for up to twenty-four
(24) hours as needed to restore
order or to ensure compliance
with security requirements.
(2) The establishment may
reopen thereafter, provided
that the situation-giving rise
to the emergency temporary
suspension of the permit has
been adequately addressed as
determined by the Sheriff or
his designee. The field supervi-
sor shall submit a report outlin-
ing the basis for her/his deci-
sion to suspend the permit(s)
to the Sheriff or his designee.
The Sheriff or his designee
shall, within five (5) business
days, submit a finding to the
Regulations Committee either
recommending continuation of
the permit, temporary suspen-
sion for a designated period, or
revocation. The Regulations
Committee shall notify the per-
mittee as provided herein.
(3) Within three (3) busi-
ness days of receiving notice of
denial, suspension or revoca-
tion of the permit, the permit-
tee or applicant may appeal the
action by filing a written notice
of appeal with the Regulation
Committee at the Office of the
County Administrator.
(4) The Regulation Com-
mittee will conduct a hearing
as promptly as possible and
within five (5) business days of
receiving the written notice of
appeal, to determine whether
to:
(a) Reinstate or issue the
permit,
(b) Temporarily suspend the
permit, or
(c) Permanently revoke the
permit.
(5) The permittee or ap-
plicant for a permit shall be
entitled to appear, testify, and
present evidence at the hear-
ing. However, formal rules
of evidence shall not apply
and reasonable limita-
tions may be placed upon total
hearing time. Upon request,
the hearing shall be recorded.
A temporary suspension may
not extend beyond the date on
which the permit expires. Any
such suspension or revocation
does not otherwise affect the
owner’s sale of the premises or
personalty. The Regulations
Committee shall prepare writ-
ten findings and conclusions
concerning the appeal decision
within five (5) business days of
the hearing.
G. Appeal Procedure Con-
cerning Imposition of Supple-
mental Security Requirement
(Article IV. Item H):
(1) Within ten (10) busi-
ness days of receiving notice
that the business has become
subject to the supplemental se-
curity requirement, the permit-
tee may appeal the action by
filing a written notice of appeal
with the Regulations Commit-
tee. The Regulations Com-
mittee will conduct a hearing
as promptly as possible and
within five (5) business days
of receiving the written notice
of appeal to determine whether
to:
(a) Continue imposition of
the security requirement,
(b) Continue imposition of
the security requirement but
shorten the requirement’s du-
ration, or
(c) Remove the security re-
quirement.
(2) The permitee or per-
mit applicant shall be entitled
to appear, testify, and present
evidence at the hearing. How-
ever, formal rules of evidence
shall not apply and reason-
able limitations may be placed
upon total hearing time. Upon
request, the hearing shall
be recorded. The Regulations
Committee shall prepare writ-
ten findings and conclu-
sions concerning the appeal de-
cision within five (5) business
days of the hearing.
Article IV. OPERATING
REQUIREMENT
A. Applicability. All policies
set forth herein must adhere to
the posted occupancy allowed
of the establishment is one-
hundred (100) or more or if
there has been more than one
(1) call for service to the estab-
lishment within any thirty (30)
day period. The Supplemental
Security requirement “L” shall
not apply to establishments
with a safe operation record or
an establishment of less than
one-hundred (100) occupancy,
except when such establish-
ment has had more than one
(1) call for service within a
thirty (30) day period.
B. Entertainment Promoter
Use: The owner or lessee of the
establishment shall not allow
any entertainment promoter to
use, sub-lease or rent the prem-
ises, (including any outdoor
and/or parking areas) without
verifying that the promoter has
a valid entertainment promoter
permit and has complied with
the security staffing require-
ments.
C. Hours of Operation.
Operating hours for establish-
ments shall be from noon until
1:00 a.m. the following morn-
ing. At 1:30 a.m., all custom-
ers shall be out of the build-
ing and off the premises. The
owner, management, band and
security will be allowed inside
the building after 1:30 a.m. to
clean the premises and remove
equipment.
D. Age Restrictions. Any-
one entering the establishment
must be at least eighteen years
of age or accompanied by a
parent or legal guardian. All
persons aged twenty one (21)
and older shall be wearing a
non-removable, easily identifi-
able armband. The permittee
shall be responsible for verify-
ing the age of all occupants.
E. Weapons and Other
Dangerous Items. The per-
mittee shall post a sign on the
entrance door declaring that
no weapons are allowed in-
side and shall be responsible
to ensure that no guns, knives,
brass knuckles, or other para-
phernalia that may be used as
weapons are brought into the
building except by any security
guards duly licensed and au-
thorized to carry said weapons.
(1) Hand wand metal de-
tectors shall be utilized on all
persons entering the establish-
ment.
(2) Pyrotechnics are pro-
hibited and the permittee is
responsible to ensure that no
fire or other hazardous materi-
als are used inside the premises.
F. Occupancy capacity - the
number of people in an assem-
bly area, in concentrated use
without fixed seating, shall be
seven (7) square feet per per-
son. If fixed seating is present,
the occupancy will be the num-
ber of seats with adequate aisles
and clearances. The assembly
area is to be measured in a con-
tinuous area. The area require-
ment may be modified for a
bandstand, speaker’s stand, or
for displays.
G. Egress - there shall be
a minimum of two means of
egress from the assembly area.
The paths to these exits must
not be obstructed and no lock
or exit hardware shall prevent
free escape from the prem-
ises. Each exit shall be clearly
marked with any exit having a
minimum opening of thirty-six
(36) inches and be hinged in
the outward direction of egress
travel. Egress capacities shall
be consistent with assembly
capacity. An egress shall termi-
nate in a safe, free, and unob-
structed area.
H. Emergency lighting-shall
be installed to illuminate the as-
sembly area and paths of egress
in the case of a power failure.
I. Signage- shall be provided
at all exits or paths of egress
to an exit. Signs stating “NO
EXIT” shall be provided for
all dead end corridors, closet
doors, openings to a kitchen or
utility room.
J. The Authority Having
Jurisdiction (AHJ) shall have
the ability to inspect any prem-
ises to ensure adherence to this
ordinance as well as to make
recommendations for overall
safety for everyday and special
event operations.
(1) Overcrowded or admit-
tance of any person beyond the
approved capacity of a building
or portion thereof shall not be
allowed; each person admit-
ted beyond the safety capacity
shall be considered a separate
offense.
(2) The fire official or law
enforcement official, upon
finding any overcrowding, ob-
structions of any passageways,
aisles, or other means of egress,
or upon finding any condition
which constitutes a life safety
hazard shall be authorized to
cause the event to be immedi-
ately ceased until such condi-
tion or obstruction is corrected
(3) Owners, or any per-
mittee, shall be responsible
for recording the number of
persons admitted in the facil-
ity and such numbers shall be
produced upon request by fire
or law enforcement officials.
Failure to provide a written or
other documented tabulation
of customers/patrons admitted
shall constitute a misdemeanor.
K. Nuisance Activity. The
establishment/permittee, etc.,
shall prevent all nuisances in-
cluding the following activities:
(1) Prohibiting loitering
outside the establishment and/
or nearby properties.
(2) Ensuring that patrons/
customers do not create a nui-
sance to nearby property own-
ers and/or residential areas by
littering, loitering, vandalizing,
making loud noises or other
disturbing activities. Nearby
property residents aggrieved
by the activities of an establish-
ment or its patrons may file a
written complaint, fully de-
scribing the nature of the nui-
sance, with the Sheriff’s Office.
(3) The Sheriff’s Depart-
ment shall issue citations
charging the alleged violators
citing this article as the viola-
tion and require all involved to
appear in Oktibbeha County
Justice Court for a hearing
on the alleged violation(s).
If found guilty the Court is
authorized to fine and/or im-
prison, or, as allowed by law
for misdemeanor offenses and
shall be subject to suspension
or revocation of the permit as
provided in Article III, Section
E of this ordinance
(4) Any continued viola-
tions of littering, loitering, van-
dalizing, loud noise, fighting,
assaults, blocking roadways,
and any other nuisance will be
grounds for suspension or re-
vocation of the permit.
L. Security.
(1) Unless otherwise ex-
cused, all establishments and
their operators, as contained
in this ordinance shall provide
a minimum of one (1) bonded
security guard per 100 people
for each event, plus a minimum
of one (1) bonded security
guard in each parking lot. At
least one (1) of those bonded
security guards shall remain on
site for at least one (1) hour af-
ter the establishment closes to
ensure that no loitering, litter-
ing or other unlawful activity
occurs. The bonded security
guards must present their Mis-
sissippi Department of Public
Safety guard permits to the
Oktibbeha County Sheriff or
his designee prior to provid-
ing security services at the es-
tablishment. Should the secu-
rity guard fail to have a permit
from the Department of Public
Safety and/or which has been
approved by the Sheriff prior
to providing such service shall
constitute a misdemeanor un-
der this ordinance.
(2) Bonded security guards
shall utilize a hand wand metal
detector on all persons entering
the premises.
(3). The owners or permit-
tees shall install security camer-
as and record events in each of
the several areas of the interior
premises, as well as the park-
ing lot, which will be subject
to inspection at any time by
the Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s
Department or fire officials.
(4) Restaurant establish-
ments may apply for an exemp-
tion under the following condi-
tions:
(a) Submission of a seating
plan for approval by the Regu-
lations Committee.
(b) If approved, the seating
plan must be posted in the es-
tablishment along with the oc-
cupant capacity certificated and
the tables and chairs must be
in place according to the plan
during all hours of restaurant
operation.
(c) The establishment may
be exempt from the security
guard requirement if approved
by the Regulations Committee.
Article V. REGULATIONS
COMMITTEE
A. There is hereby estab-
lished a Regulations Commit-
tee composed of the following
members:
(1) County Sheriff or his
designee;
(2) County Fire Coordina-
tor or his designee;
(3) An Oktibbeha County
citizen appointed by the Board
of Supervisors;
(4) County Administrator
or her designee;
(5) County Attorney.
B. The committee shall meet
on an “as needed” basis. A
three-fifths (3/5ths) majority
present at a meeting shall con-
stitute a quorum. The com-
mittee shall elect a president,
vice president and secretary.
The president shall preside at
meetings. In the absence of
the president, the vice presi-
dent shall preside. In the ab-
sence of the president and vice
president, the secretary shall
preside. The presiding officer
shall conduct meeting in accor-
dance with common law rules
of parliamentary procedure.
The committee shall have the
following duties and authority:
(1) To render interpreta-
tions of this ordinance when an
interpretation of a regulating
authority is challenged as out-
lined in Article I.
(2) Authority to suspend or
revoke the license, by the pro-
cedure described in the para-
graph below, of any establish-
ment found guilty of any two
(2) of the same or separate
violations during a twelve (12)
month period of any County,
State or Federal regulation,
including but not limited to,
the regulations contained in
this Ordinance or any three (3)
violations total. This authority
shall not affect the authority of
any other officer or entity to
exercise a legal right to close
the operation.
(3) To make rules for con-
ducting the business of the
committee.
(4) Members of the com-
mittee shall report violations
to the secretary. The secretary
shall keep an accounting of
reported violations and report
to the other members of the
committee when a business
accumulates three violations.
For the purpose of this article,
a guilty verdict rendered by a
local, state or federal court shall
constitute a violation.
(5) Any member of the com-
mittee may ask for a meeting
of the committee to determine
what, if any, action should be
taken relative to a business that
has been found guilty of any
three (3) violations.
(6) The committee shall give
written notice of a meeting to
the subject business owner,
lessee, operator, host, etc., at
least ten (10) calendar days in
advance of the meeting by reg-
istered mail sent to the address
of the operation contained in
the application and/or permit
who shall have the right to ap-
pear and give testimony at said
meeting.
(7) Action by the commit-
tee shall be decided by majority
vote of the members present at
such meeting. The committee
shall give written notice of the
decision to the affected party
by registered mail to the ad-
dress contained in the applica-
tion/permit.
(8) The owner, permittee,
etc. may appeal the decision
of the committed by filing a
written appeal with the Board
of Supervisors within ten (10)
calendar days following the
postmark date on the notice
from the committee with the
Chancery Clerk of Oktibbeha
County.
(9) Any decision by the
Board of Supervisors may be
appealed pursuant to the provi-
sions of § 11-51-75 of the Mis-
sissippi Code.
(10) Members of the com-
mittee shall not be held person-
ally liable, either individually or
as a group, for any action taken
by the committee while acting
in good faith on behalf of the
County.
Article VI. VIOLATIONS
AND PENALIES
A. A violation of any pro-
vision of this ordinance shall
be a misdemeanor. Unless
otherwise provided for in this
ordinance, each violation shall
subject the defendant to a man-
datory minimum fine of not
less than five hundred dollars
($500.00) and/or not more
than ninety (90) days in jail or
both
B. Each day that a violation
exists shall constitute a separate
offense and subject to separate
penalties for every day that the
violation continues.
C. If any court determines
that any violation is a felony
such finding shall supersede
the penalties provided in this
ordinance.
Article VII. ORDINANCE
PROVISIONS
A. The omission of any spe-
cific requirement or provision
for this ordinance shall not
be interpreted as permitting
any variation from the general
meaning and intent of the or-
dinance as commonly inferred
or interpreted and should occa-
sion arise as to such intent or
meaning, the interpretation of
the governing authorities shall
hold.
B. Should any section or
provision of this ordinance be
declared unconstitutional or
invalid, such declaration shall
not affect the validity of the or-
dinance as a whole, or any part
thereof, other than the part so
held to be unconstitutional or
invalid.
C. Whenever any require-
ments of this ordinance are in
conflict with the provisions of
any other legally adopted rules
or regulations the most restric-
tive law or requirement shall
govern.
Article VIII. EFFECTIVE
DATE
This ordinance will become
effective thirty (30) days from
the date of its passage by the
Board of Supervisors of Oktib-
beha County, Mississippi.
So Ordered, this the 21st
Roadhouse 5(1)(c)
STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, COUNTY OF OKTIBBEHA, ORDINANCE REGULATING PLACES OF PUBLIC ASSEMBLAGE, INCLUDING ROADHOUSES AND LIKE ES-
TABLISHMENTS AND PROVIDING FOR PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS
WHEREAS, Article Six, § 170 of the Mississippi Constitution and § 19–3–41 of the Mississippi Code grants full jurisdiction over roads and all matters of county police to boards of super-
visors; and, WHEREAS, Chapter 5, Title 19 of the Mississippi Code authorizes counties to protect the general health, safety and welfare of its citizens where the legislature has not made
provision; and, WHEREAS, § 19–3–40 of the Mississippi Code, the “home rule” statute, grants counties the power to adopt ordinances respecting county affairs for which no specific
provision has been made by the legislature and which is not inconsistent with the Mississippi Constitution; and, WHEREAS, Oktibbeha County is in the process of creating a long-term
comprehensive development plan for the benefit of its citizens and the adoption of an ordinance regulating public assemblage will enhance such plan; and, WHEREAS, the Oktibbeha
County Board of Supervisors has received significant accounts of places of public assemblage including roadhouses, nightclubs, dance halls and the like, within and without of the County,
which contribute to littering, public intoxication, controlled substance violations, noise, disorderly conduct, assaults, overcrowding and traffic congestion limiting emergency responders
in the performance of their duties; additionally, some of these assemblages have permeated conspiracies of silence allowing violators to escape the administration of justice, and which are
managed without adequate attention to these problems; and, WHEREAS, on numerous occasions, the impact of these business operations has been more significant when the establishment
is hosted by an entertainment promoter for a special event or performance, or the like, or when the establishment fails to alert law enforcement of criminal conduct occurring during opera-
tions; and, WHEREAS, some of these operations are located in buildings which are not in compliance with current building and/or National Fire Protection Association standards, causing
a safety hazard for the occupants, customers and patrons of said buildings. THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY ORDAINED by the Oktibbeha County, Mississippi Board of Supervisors:
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learning experience and trying
to develop the chemistry of this
team for the upcoming season.”
For senior Bulldog Kendra
Grant, offseason travel to this
point of her career has only
consisted of going to Florida
or right across the border into
Mexico.
This journey gives the Rich-
land native a chance to travel
halfway across the globe.
“This is totally different,”
Grant said. “To be able to play
over there against some pro
teams, it will be a good expe-
rience. It will be a major step
for us to see how we compare
to them. Their style of play will
be totally different from ours so
coming back here, it will say a
lot about how we play.
“If you see us in practice,
(Schaefer is) still serious about
it, but it will be good for us to
go over there, travel and seeing
things we haven’t seen before.”
MSU has been granted 10
extra practices in preparation
for the trip and Schaefer said
they will use six of them.
The main thing he wants to
improve is team chemistry.
“That part is a big factor
with our team,” Schaefer said.
“They are going to bond and
spend quality time with each
other. You don’t practice. You
just go play four games while
you are there. You tour and
get to see places you’ve only
read about in books. They are
going to experience something
that may be once in a lifetime
for them.
“The benefits will be many
and not just from an education
standpoint and not just bas-
ketball, but our chemistry and
our team bonding. All of those
things are going to be a part.
The team that we went with
back in 2005 (at Texas A&M)
came back and won a champi-
onship, so hopefully it will fall
together like that.”
After reaching the quarterfi-
nals of the Women’s National
Invitational Tournament, the
Bulldogs have higher expecta-
tions for the 2014-15 season.
Senior point guard Jerica
James looks forward to going
to Europe, but already has next
season on her mind.
“Now we know what to do,”
James said. “Anything less than
what we did the previous year
will be a failure. Our expecta-
tions are much higher than they
were last year.”
The Bulldogs leave Starkville
for Europe on Monday, arrive
in Paris on Tuesday and play
their first game against Sparta
Laarne after touring Ghent on
Wednesday.
MSU
From page 6
Mullen is in his sixth sea-
son as the Bulldog head coach,
and this might be his best team
since coming to Starkville.
It might also be his most
experienced and mature teams
as they understand what to ex-
pect from him and his coach-
ing staff.
“I think (in) 2010 we had
a good group of really older
players, but I think they were
still getting used to what the
program was and how to be a
great team,” Mullen said. “By
the end of that year, that group
figured it out. This group, you
look at the experience the
guys have and the competition
that’s out there. You are look-
ing at somebody else doing
something and you say, ‘well,
I better do more than him if I
want to go and play.’”
The 2010 team was Mul-
len’s first to make it to a bowl
game. They went 9-4 overall
and 4-4 in league play. They
capped the season off with a
52-14 victory of Michigan in
the Gator Bowl.
BULLDOGS
From page 6
Major League Baseball
Byrd’s homer lifts Phils over Nats 2-1
From Wire Reports
WASHINGTON — Marlon Byrd hit a tie-
breaking home run in the sixth inning, Roberto
Hernandez pitched eight strong innings and the
Philadelphia Phillies beat the Washington Na-
tionals 2-1 Friday night.
Grady Sizemore and Cody Asche had two
hits apiece for Philadelphia.
Hernandez (6-8) allowed an unearned run
on five singles. He retired the last 10 batters he
faced and 17 of the last 18. Over his last four
starts, Hernandez is 3-0 with a 1.88 earned run
average, including two wins against Washing-
ton while allowing no earned runs over 15 1-3
innings.
Jonathan Papelbon pitched the ninth for his
26th save. He allowed a pair of one-out singles
before striking out Bryce Harper and Nationals
newcomer Asdrubal Cabrera.
NL-East leading Washington has lost four of
five.
Doug Fister (10-3) took his first loss since
June 15, allowing two runs and six hits in seven
innings. He struck out five and walked two, and
has allowed three runs or fewer in 13 of his 15
starts.
Byrd struck out his first two times against
Fister before sending an 0-1 pitch to the op-
posite field with two outs in the sixth for his
21st homer.
The Phillies took the lead in the second. Size-
more hit a deep drive to left and Harper raced
back, got a glove on it at the warning track, but
didn’t make the catch. Sizemore ended up with
a double and scored on Asche’s single.
Washington tied it in the bottom of the in-
ning after a Philadelphia error. Adam LaRoche
led off and hit an infield pop-up. Hernandez and
third baseman Asche had a play on it, but the
ball dropped between them.
Asche picked it up and threw wildly to first,
allowing LaRoche to go around to third. Ian
Desmond then bounced a single up the middle
to score LaRoche.
Reds 5, Marlins 2
MIAMI — Mat Latos pitched seven strong
innings, Ryan Ludwick drove in two runs, and
the Cincinnati Reds beat the Miami Marlins.
Latos (3-3), who hails from nearby Coconut
Creek, beat the Marlins for the first time in eight
career starts. He allowed one run on five hits
and four walks while striking out five.
Aroldis Chapman got the last three gouts for
his 25th save in 27 chances.
Marlins All-Star slugger Giancarlo Stanton
homered in his third consecutive game to give
him a National League-best 26. Jarred Cosart
(0-1) gave up four runs and four hits in 5 1-3
innings in his Marlins debut one day after being
acquired from Houston.
Miami has lost three straight after winning
six in a row.
Red Sox 4, Yankees 3
BOSTON — Anthony Ranaudo pitched
six solid innings in his major league debut and
Dustin Pedroia drove in two runs as the Bos-
ton Red Sox snapped a three-game losing streak
with a victory over the New York Yankees.
Ranaudo (1-0) allowed two runs and four
hits, including a solo homer Carlos Beltran hit
into the New York bullpen in the fourth. Ran-
audo walked four and struck out two, and he
scattered the few mistakes he made well enough
for Boston to hang on after taking a 2-0 lead in
the third.
Derek Jeter led off the eighth with a shot
over the Green Monster to pull the Yankees
within 4-3, but they failed to drive Mark Teixei-
ra for the tying run after his ground-rule double
with one out.
Koji Uehara pitched the ninth for his 22nd
save.
The Red Sox, mired deep in last place in the
AL East after losing eight of nine, have won
three straight over the Yankees.
Orioles 2, Mariners 2
BALTIMORE — Wei-Yin Chen won his
fifth consecutive start and had a season-high
eight strikeouts to lead the Baltimore Orioles
to a victory over the Seattle Mariners.
Baltimore has won nine of its past 11 games
and remained atop the AL League East. An RBI
single by Manny Machado in the third, snapped
the Orioles’ scoreless streak at 19 innings,
Chen (12-3) allowed one run and five hits
with one walk over 7 1-3 innings. Andrew Mill-
er, acquired from Boston on Thursday, pitched
a scoreless eighth in his debut for the Orioles
(61-47). Left-hander Zach Britton picked up
his 22nd save.
Robinson Cano had two hits for the Mari-
ners and is 115 for 317 (.363) lifetime at Cam-
den Yards.
Mariners left-hander Roenis Elias (8-9) al-
lowed two runs and seven hits with seven
strikeouts and one walk over 5 2/3 innings. It
was his longest outing since June 28 against
Cleveland.
Tigers 4, Rockies 2
DETROIT — Justin Verlander equaled his
longest outing of the season, pitching eight sol-
id innings to lift the Detroit Tigers to a victory
over the Colorado Rockies.
A day after the AL Central-leading Tigers
added star left-hander David Price to their ro-
tation, Verlander (10-9) showed signs that he
might be rounding into form. He allowed two
runs and eight hits, striking out five without
a walk. The right-hander lowered his ERA to
4.66.
Joe Nathan pitched the ninth for his 22nd
save in 27 chances, retiring Charlie Blackmon
on a flyout with two on to end it.
Franklin Morales (5-6) allowed three runs
and six hits in six innings. He walked four and
struck out two.
The Rockies have lost five of six. Colorado
right fielder Carlos Gonzalez left the game after
aggravating his sprained right ankle making a
sliding catch in the fifth.
San Francisco Giants’ Ryan Vogelsong delivers a pitch during the first inning. (Photo by
Frank Franklin II, AP)
Vogelsong, Giants
pick up 5-1 win
By HOWIE RUMBERG
Associated Press
NEW YORK — Ryan Vogelsong’s strategy in
the dugout before the ninth inning was simple: keep
quiet.
Tired but eager for a shot at his first nine-inning
complete game, the right-hander chose not to an-
swer his coaches when asked how he was feeling.
He was just fine, finishing off his second career
complete game with a perfect ninth to lead the
San Francisco Giants to a swift 5-1 victory over the
New York Mets on Friday night for their second
straight win after a six-game skid.
“I just kind of didn’t answer them because I didn’t
want to come out,” said Vogelsong, who had a six-
inning complete game against the Cubs in 2011. “It
was something I wanted to do.”
Vogelsong (6-8) faced 28 batters, one over the
limit, allowing Juan Lagares’ soft single leading off
the sixth and Lucas’ Duda’s 20th homer to start
the eighth. In ending a five-decision losing skid, he
walked one and got two double plays. Vogelsong
threw 102 pitches in the game that took 2 hours, 6
minutes.
Brandon Crawford had a run-scoring single,
Matt Duffy an RBI single for his first big league hit
and Hunter Pence added a two-run triple and RBI
groundout off Jonathon Niese (5-7) for San Fran-
cisco.
The Giants were coming off a horrid homestand
in which they lost five of six to fall out of first place in
the NL West. They improved to 30-20 on the road.
“We normally play very well at home,” Bochy
said. “We just have a tough time scoring runs there. I
don’t know what to do to change it but we’re work-
ing on it.”
After giving Vogelsong no run support in five of
his last six outings, the Giants got on the board in
the second thanks in part to Niese’s throwing error.
Juan Perez led off with a double. Gregor Blan-
co then bounced back to Niese. The left-hander
tried to nab Perez, who got caught off second, but
he bounced the throw and Perez raced into third.
Crawford followed with an RBI single and Pence
drove in another with a grounder.
“It’s unfortunate, because that’s a situation where
I can’t make a mistake, and I did,” Niese said. “Just
made a mistake and paid for it, costing us runs and,
ultimately, the game.”
Pence tripled to right-center after Crawford tri-
pled down the right field line and Vogelsong was
hit by a pitch in the seventh. Pence was 4 for 33
coming in.
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