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May 18, 2013

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MSU’s McDonald finishes well at Central — See Page 6.
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Saturday, May 18, 2013
Volume No. 109, Issue No. 138
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Robbery suspect at large
SDN staff Starkville Police Department continues to investigate a reported robbery from Thursday afternoon that occurred at the Cash Till on Louisville Street. According to a press release, a male reportedly entered the business and demanded money. Cash Till employees activated the business’ alarm system and officers responded and established a perimeter around the area. The report said the suspect fled on foot and that no one was harmed in the incident. Officers are reviewing store surveillance footage to determine more information. Oktibbeha County Sherrif’s Department, Starkville School Resource Officers, Starkville Fire Department and Mississippi Department of Corrections are assisting the SPD. SPD said no further information is available for release because the investigation is in its early stages.
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Batiste sentence upheld
The Mississippi Supreme Court upheld on Thursday a death penalty sentence issued to Bobby Batiste for the convicted murder of his roommate at 21 Apartments near Mississippi State University. The court voted in a 6-3 split to uphold the sentencing Oktibbeha County Circuit Court first issued in October 2009. Justices William Waller, Michael Randolph, Randy Pierce, Josiah Coleman, Ann Lamar and David Chandler voted to uphold the circuit court’s ruling. Justices James Kitchens, Jess Dickinson and Leslie King voted to overturn it. Batiste argued the sentencing on 15 potential errors, ranging from stating the jury received poor instruction to arguing against the constitutionality of the death penalty itself. The Supreme Court saw none to be sufficient to overturn the circuit court’s ruling.
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Mississippi State University faculty and staff gathered on the Junction lawn for live music, games, door prizes and ice cream to celebrate annual staff appreciation day. Above, the Bill Cook Trio — made up of faculty member Bill Cook, left, Earl “Six” on drums and Jim Beatty — performs Tom Petty’s hit “Last Dance with Mary Jane.” At right, Kate Kennedy, Kimberly Dickey and Laura Rowell from Sponsored Programs Accounting do the “Dawg Day Shuffle.” MSU hosts the event each year at the end of the spring semester. (Photos by Mary Garrison, SDN)
Local gets 5 years for exploitation
By ALEX HOLLOWAY Joshua Medders, 23, of Starkville received a five-year sentence in the Mississippi Department of Corrections, five years of post-release supervision and a $50,000 fine with a $48,000 suspension after he pleaded guilty recently in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court to exploitation of a child. The Oktibbeha County Sherrif’s Department arrested Medders in May 2012 after the mother of a 13-year-old victim reported his advances on her daughter. According to a statement from the victim’s mother to the sheriff’s department, Medders be-
SHS highest honor grads announced
SDN staff
Editor’s note: In Wednesday’s edition, Starkville Daily News did not include the names of 16 Starkville High School seniors who will graduate with highest honors.
Starkville High School announced this week 16 seniors who will graduate with highest honors. SHS commencement will begin at 6 p.m. Friday at Mississippi State University’s Humphrey Coliseum. To graduate with highest honors, SHS students must complete their studies while earning a minimum 4.0 a grade point average.
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SAAC awards scholarships
By KAITLYN BYRNE The Starkville Area Arts Council (SAAC) recently awarded nearly $9,000 in scholarships to help artistic graduating high school seniors and youth pursue their interests in the arts. Paula Mabry, SAAC board member and scholarship chairwoman, said the graduating seniors who received scholarships were students who were accepted into a college arts program and achieved artistic success locally, statewide or nationally. She said applicants were also required to submit an essay about why they chose to major in art or an art-related field. Mabry said the youth scholarships were intended to provide financial support for local students, ages 10 to 18, to attend art camps or take art lessons during the summer. “These scholarships are for things like band camps and the Summer Scholars On Stage Camp at MSU, or instrument lessons or ceramic lessons,” she said. SAAC funds the scholarships by sponsoring events such as the Cotton District Arts Festival, the Everything Garden Expo and the SAAC Annual Gala. Mabry said the SAAC Annual Gala provided a substantial amount of the scholarship money through profits from its silent auction. In addition to providing scholarships for students, Mabry said SAAC awarded grants for teachers and community organizations. Mabry said a SAAC grant sponsored one of the four main stage plays produced by the Starkville Community Theatre each year. “We award these grants to provide opportunities for local teachers and organizations to do art-related things here in the community,” she said. “To receive a grant, the end result must be art focused.” When SAAC started awarding scholarships in 2004, Mabry said only two scholarships were awarded, and each one was worth about $500. This year, SAAC awarded 13 youth scholarships and set a new record by awarding 10 graduating senior scholarships.
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SAAC scholarship recipient Daniel Jones will attend the Mississippi Symphony’s Premier Orchestral Institute in June. (Photo submitted)
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Around Town
AROUND TOWN ANNOUNCEMENT POLICIES All “Around Town” announcements are published as a community service on a first-come, first-served basis and as space allows. Announcements must be 60 words or less, written in complete sentences and submitted in writing at least five days prior to the requested dates of publication. No announcements will be taken over the telephone. Announcements submitted after noon will not be published for the next day’s paper. To submit announcements, email
u Maben farmer’s market — The Maben Farmer’s Market will open from 7 to 10 a.m. The market will be open 7 to 10 a.m. every Saturday. Vendors are encouraged to call 662-263-8458 for registration information. u Memorial Park Garden — The annual Memorial Park Garden meeting will be held at 9 a.m. The meeting will take place at the cemetery. All members are encouraged to attend. u United We Read — United We Read: The Great Starkville Book Swap will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Starkville Public Library. u Prayer breakfast — New Zion United Methodist Woman is sponsoring a prayer breakfast Saturday at 8 a.m. at 2169 South Montgomery St. Guest speaker is Minister Teresa Jefferson-Gandy. For information contact Helen Odom at 3240419. The public is invited. u Living Legacy Tour — Due to wet weather conditions, Starkville High School has rescheduled its Living Legacy tour for today, from 7 to 10 p.m. The last tour begins at 9:15 p.m. The tour will be hosted at Oddfellows Cemetery on University Drive. u Oktibbeha County Ministerial Alliance — The Oktibbeha County Ministerial Alliance’s (OCMA) monthly meeting will take place at 7 a.m. at the Hilton Gardner Inn, 975 Hwy 12 East. President Brown asks that all pastors and ministers of the OCMA be there, and on time, for our monthly meeting. u The Mighty Travelers Gospel Singers — The Mighty Travelers Gospel Singers will be celebrating its 38th year anniversary beginning at the True Vine Missionary Baptist Church located on Sessum Road in Artesia, Miss. It will start at 7 p.m. u Benefit program for Mrs. Annie Williams — Mount Pelier Baptist Church along with family and co-workers will have a benefit program for Mrs. Annie Williams at 5 p.m. at Mount Pelier Baptist Church. u Henderson High class of 1969 — Henderson High class of 1969 will have a fundraiser/ meeting at J.L. King Westside Park at 10 a.m. Members are welcome. Call Terry Miller at 323-8895. u Pastor’s anniversary — Pleasant Grove Robinson M.B. Church proudly announces Pastor George A. Sanders’ Anniversary “Song and Praise Worship” at 6 p.m. Choirs and soloists are welcome. For more information, contact Minister Daisy Totton at 323-1610, or Sister Lillie Harris at 323-4786.
In recognition of National Hospital Week, OCH Regional Medical Center’s Administrator/CEO Richard Hilton (pictured right) broke away from his desk to assist patient transporters like Jimmie Williams (pictured left) with discharging patients from the facility. According to Carl Sherrod, having Hilton’s assistance was “really cool and special.”(Submitted Photo) mation, contact Marilyn Trainer at 662-323-8366. u The American Legion Post # 240 — The American Legion Post # 240 next monthly meeting will be held at 5 p.m. The meeting will be held at the American Legion Post # 240 Building at 3328 Pat Station Road. For more information, please contact Walter Zuber at 662-648-8758 or Curtis Snell at 662-648-0244. u First annual Devin R. Mitchell Scholarship and Remembrance program — The program will take place Sunday at 2 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church on 405 N. Jackson St. This is a celebration of words and music, remembering the life and legacy of Devin R. Mitchell along with announcing the first recipient of the Devin R. Mitchell Scholarship. u Rust College Club — The Starkville area Rust College Club will meet at 4 p.m. at Griffin United Methodist Church at 212 W. Main St. For additional information, call 323-2418. u The Mighty Travelers Gospel Singers — The Mighty Travelers Gospel Singers 38th year anniversary will continue on at the Brownridge Missionary Baptist Church located on Highway 45 South in Crawford, Miss., at 2:30 p.m. and also will conclude at the Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church, located on Bluff Lake Road in Starkville at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 662418-3930. u Faith Baptist Church revival — Faith Baptist Church revival starts today at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. It lasts till Friday and starts at 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Brother Don Davis will be preaching. Special music and a nursery will be provided. It will take place at 1104 J.Y. Turner Road in Maben. u Boyd Chapel U.M. Church — Boyd Chapel U.M. Church will celebrate Red and Black Day at 3 p.m. The annual program is sponsored by Pastor Gage and his wife. Guest speaker will be Rev. Morris Stephenson from Macadonia C.M.E. Church in Ashland, Miss. u Annual Friend and Family Day — The New Light United Methodist Church invite everyone to their Annual Friend and Family Day. Guest speaker is Rev. Fred White, associate pastor, New Light UM Church. Please plan to attend and enjoy an inspiring message by Rev. White and food will follow. If you have a choir, soloist, etc., who would like to perform, please do so. Please plan to attend and enjoy our Friends and Family Day and bring an appetite. u Revival — Revival services will be held at Cedar Grove M.B. Church of Aberdeen today at 6 and May 20 through 23 at 7. Rev. Carl Perry of the Hopewell M.B. Church of Cedar Bluff, Miss., is the guest speaker. u Usher Day — Blackjack Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate annual usher day at 4 p.m. Guest speaker is Pastor Andrew Robinson of Second Baptist Church in Oxford. All neighboring churches are invited to attend. John Frasier, former Chief Judge of the Mississippi Court of Appeals, will be the speaker at today’s meeting of Starkville Rotary Club. His topic: Another chapter in his wartime experiences in World War II. Rotary meets each Monday noon at Starkville Country Club. u The Oktibbeha County Federation of Democratic Women — The Oktibbeha County Federation of Democratic Women will meet at the Veranda for a social hour of fellowship and celebration. Please join us! u Civitan Club meeting — Starkville Civitan Club will meet at noon at McAlister’s Deli.
u The Starkville Community Market — The Starkville Community Market (corner of Jackson & Lampkin Streets) is in need of volunteers to assist in the setting up and taking down of the market every Saturday this summer. If you are interested in lending a helping hand, please contact Jamey Matte by phone at 601-888-5826 or by email at u 8 Habits of Successful Relationships and Active Parenting — There will be a class on the 8 Habits of Successful Relationships and Active Parenting at the Emerson Family Resource Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays in May. Barbara Culberson BSF Marriage Counselor and Elmarie Carr Brooks, Project CARE Manager will lead classes. All classes must be attended to complete the program. Call 662-320-4607 to register. u DHS Foster/Adoptive support group — There will be a DHS Foster/Adoptive support group classes from 5-7 p.m. on May 7, 14, 21 and 28 at the Emerson Family Resource Center. Elmarie Carr Brooks, Project CARE Manager and Marlon Thomas, BA Permanency Specialist, will lead the class. Call 662-320-4607 to register. u Teen Parenting Coalition classes — Teen Parenting Coalision Nuturing Parenting classes will be held 4:30-6 p.m. Thursdays at the Emerson Family Resource Center. Call 662320-4607 to register. u Starkville Area Arts Council Grants — Applicaitons for the 2013-2014 Starkville Area Arts Council Grants are available through June 30. Application forms are available at the SAAC office, located in the Greater Starkville Development Partnership Building at 101 South Lafayette Street, Suite 18, or online att For more informa-
u Kiwanis — Kiwanis will meet at the Hilton Garden Inn at noon. The speaker will be Marty Brunson with the Catch a Dream Foundation.
or lower elementary age. The show lasts about 15 minutes and teaches children about head /brain safety. Children also receive a free activity book which reinforces the show’s safety messages. To schedule a puppet show, contact Lisa Long at u Dulcimer and More Society — The Dulcimer & More Society will meet from 6:15-8 p.m. every second and fourth Thursday in the Starkville Sportsplex activities room. Jam sessions are held with the primary instruments being dulcimers, but other acoustic instruments are welcome to join in playing folk music, traditional ballads and hymns. For more information, contact 662-3236290. u Samaritan Club meetings — Starkville Samaritan Club meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 11:30 a.m. in McAlister’s Deli (Coach’s Corner). All potential members and other guests are invited to attend. The Samaritan Club supports Americanism, works to prevent child abuse, provides community service and supports youth programs. For more information, email starkvillesamaritans@gmail. com or call 662-323-1338. u Worship services — Love City Fellowship Church, at 305 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Starkville, will hold worship services at 11 a.m. every 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 emergency 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 Thursday or from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday or stop by the offices at 100 Highway 12 East at South Jackson Street during those same hours. Fees are assessed per participant and include all necessary training materials. u Spring speaker series — A different speaker for Starkville’s 175th birthday celebration will speak at 7 p.m. every Thursday in the John Grisham room at
u Prairie Opportunity, Inc. — The monthly Board of Directors meeting for Prairie Opportunity, Inc. will be held at 6 p.m. at the Central Office located at 501 Hwy. 12, W. Suite 110. The public is invited to attend. u Real Colors — MSU will host a Real Colors Certification class through May 22. Real Colors is a “baby Myers-Briggs” and great for discussing communication, leadership and personality preferences. The cost of the training is $450 using registration code “MSSTATE2013.” To register for the training and for more information, visit: u Road to a Healthier Starkville — Please join us between 8:30 and 10:30 in OCH’s Education Room as interested citizens work to improve our city’s health and well-being. The areas of interest are establishing hiking trails, increasing familycentered programs and building awareness of existing healthrelated resources. Please address questions to Ann Sansing, MSU Extension Service, at 325-4043. u Rotary Club — Judge
u Kiwanis — The Starkville Community Market is hosting an interest session for people to learn more about volunteering at the market this summer. Join us from 5:15-5:45 p.m. to learn more about how you can lend a helping hand at your local community market. For more information, please contact Jamey Matte at or 601.888.5826. u The United Daugthers of the Confederacy — The Putnam Darden Chapter # 2242 of The United Daughters of the Confederacy will hold their monthly meeting at 1 p.m. at Bankfirst on Russell Street. This will be a program planning meeting.
u Memorial Day Scholarship Program — Sand Creek Chapel M.B. Church will have its annual Memorial Day Scholarship Program at 2:30 p.m. at 3818 Rockhill Road. Special guests will be the Rev. Tyrone Orr and the Spring Hill M.B. Church family. For more infor-
u Ladies Softball Tournament — The double elimination tournament will take place at Tibbee Baseball Park on May 24-26. The entry fee is $75. In- tion, call 662-324-3080. terested teams can call 662-295u BrainMinders Puppet 1490. Show — Starkville Pilot Club offers a BrainMinders Puppet Show for groups of about 25 or fewer children of pre-school
the Mitchell Memorial Library. u GED classes — Emerson Family School, 1504 Louisville in Starkville, will offer free ABE/ GED classes from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8 a.m. to noon on Friday. For more information call 662-320-4607. u Writing group — The Starkville Writer’s Group meets the first and third Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. in the upstairs area of the Bookmart and Cafe in downtown Starkville. For more information, contact Debra Wolf at dkwolf@copper. net or call 662-323-8152. u BNI meetings — A chapter of Business Networking International will meet at 8 a.m. Wednesdays at the Comfort Inn and Suites. For more information, call Barbara Coats at 662418-7957 or Matt Rose at 662275-8003. u Dance team applications — KMG Creations children dance company “The Dream Team” is currently accepting dance applications for the 4-6 year old group and 10-18 year old group. For more information, call 662-648-9333 or email danzexplosion@yahoo. com. u Noontime devotional study — Join a group of interdenominational ladies for lunch and discussion about the book “Jesus Lives” from noon to 1
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Starkville Daily News
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SDN Staff Directory
ADMINISTRATIVE Publisher: Don Norman, Business Manager: Mona Howell, NEWSROOM Editor: Zack Plair, News Editor: Mary Garrison, Education Reporter: Steven Nalley, General Reporter: Alex Holloway, Lifestyles Reporter: Kaitlyn Byrne, Sports Editor: Danny Smith, Sports Reporters: Ben Wait, Jason Edwards DISPLAY/CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING Account Executives: Wendy Downs, wendy@ Amanda Riley, amanda@ Elizabeth Lowe, elizabeth@ Audra Misso, Classified/Legals Rep: Kayleen McGuckin, CIRCULATION Circulation Manager: Byron Norman, Circulation Clerk: Candie Johnson, Circulation Associate: R.W. Tutton PRODUCTION Production Manager: Byron Norman, CREATIVE SERVICES creative@ Graphic Artists: Chris McMillen, Connor Guyton,, Casondra Barlow Page Designers: Jason Cleveland, Justin E. Minyard PRINTING SERVICES Pressroom Foreman: Don Thorpe Assistant Pressman: Emery Jerkins Pressroom Associate: Matt Collins, Ulysses Jerkins
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OCH Regional Medical Center ready for scheduled citywide power outage
For Starkville Daily News        Starkville Electric Department will perform maintenance for a main-line and switch repair starting at midnight Sunday. This maintenance will cause a routine power outage, last about five hours. OCH Regional Medical Center, in cooperation with OSERVS, will provide a space in the Medical Center’s Outpatient Waiting Area for those who rely on power for medical equipment, so they will be able to access electricity. Those individuals may use their personal medical equipment in this area. However, OCH makes no claims to the operational ability of this personal equipment. Those wishing to use this service should enter the medical center through the outpatient service entrance beginning at midnight. Those requiring oxygen should inform vendors so arrangements can be made to meet their needs prior to the outage. Guests should prepare to leave the OCH premises upon restoration of power about 5 a.m.. Neither OCH nor OSERVS is responsible for lost or stolen items during this scheduled time. Residents with a medical emergency during the power outage should report to the OCH emergency department.
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p.m. every Tuesday at the Book Mart Cafe in downtown Starkville. u Quilting group meeting — The Golden Triangle Quilt Guild meets the third Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Starkville Sportsplex. All interested quilters are invited to attend. For more information, call Luanne Blankenship at 662323-7597. u Childbirth classes — North Miss. Medical Center in West Point will host child-
birth classes Thursdays, Feb. 21-March 14 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The fee is $35. For more information, call 662-4952292 or 1-800-843-3375. u Sanitation Department schedules — A reminder of collection days for the City of Starkville Sanitation and Environmental Services Department. Schedule 1: Household garbage collection – Monday and Thursday, rubbish collection – Monday only, recycling collection - first and third Wednesday of each month; Schedule 2: Household garbage collection – Tuesday and Friday, rubbish collection
– Tuesday only, recycling collection – second and fourth Wednesday of each month. Should there be five Wednesdays in a month, there will be no collections of recyclables on the fifth Wednesday. Recycling bags can only be picked up in April and October of each year. For more information, visit or call 662-3232652. u Senior Yoga — Trinity Presbyterian Church offers free senior yoga class at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The church is located at 607 Hospital Road in Starkville.
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Batiste was arrested in March 2008 for reportedly killing his roommate, Andreas Galanis and convicted of capital murder with the underlying felony of robbery. According to court files, Batiste, a 29-year-old senior at Mississippi State University at the time, killed Galanis in an altercation after he and Galanis had disagreed over more than $4,500 that were missing from Galanis’ bank account. The records said Batiste bludgeoned Galanis to death with a rim adjustor from the back of his SUV. Batiste was in the process of trying to clean up the scene of the incident when a deputy from the Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Department arrived at his apartment. Galanis’ mother had asked for a deputy to check on Galanis after he didn’t return home to Biloxi for the beginning of spring break.
A key issue raised in the appeal was whether or not the jury could convict Batiste of capital murder without finding that he had intent to rob Galanis. However, the court, in the majority opinion authored by Justice Chandler, found that “the State need not prove the defendant had the intent to rob prior to the killing [ . . .] Rather, the State has the burden to prove that ‘the two crimes are connected in a chain of events and occur as part of res gestae,’” or the overall start-to-end sequence of the underlying felony. Alison R. Steiner, one of Batiste’s attorneys for the appeal, said despite the setback, Batiste’s legal team was prepared to continue pressing in court. “This is just the first step in a long process of multiple reviews in a capital case,” she said. “The next step in the rules of appellate hearing is that Mr. Batiste is entitled to seek rehearing on any ishouse arrest, $2,000 fine and four years post-release supervision; n Courtney Beaseley, 28, grand larceny, five years nonadjudicated probation, $2,000 restitution and a $2,400 fine; n Dominique Beasely, 23, burglary of an automobile, armed robbery, conspiracy, five years in MDC and a $500 fine; n Robert Beckett, 23, possession of methamphetamine, five years probation and a $2,400 fine; n Anthony Bell, 28, DUI third, three years in MDC and a $2,000 fine; n Quinton Bell, 39, misdemeanor petite larceny, six months in Oktibbeha County Jail and a $1,000 fine; n Lamarcus Bishop, 25, armed robbery, eight years in MDC, five years post-release supervision, $225 restitution, payment of costs of court and a $500 fine; n John A. Brown, 62, exploitation of a child, 20 years in MDC and a 15-year suspended sentence, $50,000 fine and five years post-release supervision; n James E. Brownlee, 35, sale of alprazolam, 20 years in MDC and a 10-year suspended sentence, a $1,000 fine and five years post-release supervision; n Beth Sykes Collum, 49, embezzlement, 10 years suspended sentence, 5 years postrelease supervision, $50,000
sues which we believe were improperly addressed in the court in its opinion. After that, if this court does not change its mind, Mr. Batiste is entitled to seek review on this issue with the United States Supreme Court. Our clients usually take that avenue, and I have no reason to believe that Mr. Batiste would not, because we think the claims in this case have merit and we believe the conviction should have been reversed.” Steiner said Batiste’s legal team took particular issue with the instruction of the jury during the trial. “We felt the way the jury was instructed on the intent required to make someone guilty during a capital murder during a robbery was incorrect, and we continue to believe that our arguments on that point are meritorious,” she said. “The Supreme Court, of course, disagreed with that, and we continue seeking review both in the Mississippi Supreme Court and elsewhere.” restitution and a $1,500 fine; n Trenton Evans, 21, burglary of a dwelling, five years probation, $13,785.87 restitution, a $5,000 fine and attendance of anger management as directed by MDC; n Caesare Lamar Fair, 31, possession of cocaine, five years in MDC and a $1,200 fine; n Joseph A. Famiglio, 21, sale of less than 30 grams of marijuana (two counts), six years probation and a$1,200 fine; n Deborah Garth, 56, conspiracy, five years probation and a $1,200 fine; n James Griffin, 21, aggravated assault, five years in MDC, five years post-release supervision, $1,435.67 restitution and a $500 fine; n Mason Hale, 21, grand larceny, 10 years in MDC, $500 restitution and a $1,000 fine; n Colisa Hall, 34, sale of hydrocodone, 12 years in MDC and a six-year suspended sentence, five years post-release supervision and a $5,000 fine; n Lashadus Harris, 22, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, one year in MDC, a $250 fine and $250 restitution; n Clark R. Hobson, 24, misdemeanor simple assault, domestic violence, six months in Oktibbeha County Jail and a $500 fine; n Roe Ann Jackson, 60,
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“As we’ve increased events and added the gala and the garden expo, those have helped increase the budget for education,” she said. “To be able to award $5,220 for seniors and $3,500 for youth this year is exciting.” Mabry said she had been involved with SAAC scholarships since 2004, and she enjoyed seeing former scholarship recipients excel in college and become success stories. “I think primarily one of the most exciting things about this is seeing the arts are alive and well, and we as an organization can fos-
ter the love of the arts and provide encouragement by giving scholarships to these local artists who want to go further in their careers,” she said. “You see them starring in the college world — whether it’s player or musicals or painting — and you just hope they’re going to make it if they decide to pursue arts.” One of SAAC’s youth scholarships went to Daniel Jones, a 14-year-old violinist who was accepted to the Mississippi Symphony’s Premier Orchestral Institute. Jones is also an apprentice member of the Starkville/ MSU Symphony Orchestra and the MSU Philharmonia. Jones, who has played
the violin for eight years and said he practiced for two hours a day, will attend the institute for one week in June, where he will receive lessons and participate in a chamber group. “This is the first time I’m attending the Mississippi Symphony’s Premier Orchestral Institute, so I’m really excited,” he said. “I also have another orchestra camp I’m going to this summer, so doing both would be very expensive. So the scholarship really helped out.” For more information on SAAC scholarships, call the SAAC office at 324-3080 or visit the SAAC website at
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Little, Hannah Miller, Jailyn Montgomery, Ethan Musser, Aaron Remotigue, Mary Elizabeth Stringer, Holly Travis and Claire Vickers.
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gan messaging the victim on Facebook one afternoon. The statement said the victim told her mother Medders’ messages were “making her feel dirty.” The victim’s mother reportedly began to message Medders in place of her daughter for the rest of the evening and into the night. She stated that the messages began cordially, but became more explicit as the night progressed. Medders reportedly then asked the victim’s age, and after being told she was 13, asked her to keep that he was 22 a secret so the mother wouldn’t know. The victim’s mother went to the sheriff’s office the next day to report the incident. Other guilty pleas in circuit court included (name, age, offense, sentence): n Victor Arnold, 23, felony fleeing law enforcement, five years in MDC with a five-year suspended sentence, five years probation and a $500 fine; n Myron Avery, 33, grand larceny, seven years in MDC and a five-year suspended sentence, five years post-release supervision, and a $500 fine; n Jonny Alexander Bailey, 33, fraudulent use of I.D. five years in MDC, a $500 fine and $1,026 restitution; n Candice N. Banks, 30, DUI third offense, one year
tampering with evidence, two years in MDC and payment of costs of court; n Thomas Johnson, 19, burglary of an automobile, five years non-adjudicated probation, a $500 fine and community counseling for drug treatment; n Brandon Jones, 29, transfer of a controlled substance (hydrocodone), two years house arrest, three years post-release supervision and a $1,000 fine; n Tarrell Larry, 32, possession of more than one-tenth but less than two grams of cocaine, possession of less than one-tenth grams of cocaine (habitual offender), 12 years in MDC and a$60,000 fine; n Fannie Leonard, 53, false pretense, three years non-adjudicated probation, , $1,037.83 restitution and a $300 fine; n Eric Logan, 32, receiving stolen property, two years in MDC and a $250; n Marcus McDowell, 38, DUI third offense, five years in MDC and a two-year suspended sentence, three years post-release supervision and a $2,000 fine; n Michael Moore, 30, sale of more than 30 grams of marijuana, possession of more than five grams of marijuana with intent to distribute, 30 years in MDC and a 15-year suspended sentence, five years post-release supervision and a $2,250 fine;
n James Myles, 37, burglary of a dwelling, 11 years in MDC and a five-year suspended sentence, a $1,000 fine and five years post-release supervision; n Carlando Neal, 25, possession of oxycodone (two counts), two 8-year suspended sentences, $3,000 fine and five years probation; n Aaron Purnell, 26, burglary of a dwelling, 15 years in MDC and a five-year suspended sentence with five years post-release supervision; n Richard Richmond, 20, fraudulent use of I.D., five years non-adjudicated probation, $720 restitution and a $1,200 fine; n Joe A. Robinson, 45, burglary of a dwelling, eight years in MDC and a five-year suspended sentence, a $500 fine, $15 restitution and five years post-release supervision; n Jonathan Shumaker, 31, possession of a weapon by a previously convicted felon, five years in MDC and a four-year suspended sentence, a $400
fine and five years post-release supervision; n Diquoreius Tate, 19, grand larceny, 10 years in MDC with a 10-year suspended sentence, five years probation, $1,000 restitution and a $500 fine; n Santana Turnipseed, 28, possession of more than onetenth but less than two grams of cocaine within 1,500 feet of a school, 15 years in MDC with 10 years suspended sentence, a $1,500 fine and five years post-release supervision; n Jarrel Ward, 19, misdemeanor simple assault, six months in county jail and $4,750 restitution; n Montrias Welch, 23, grand larceny, seven years in MDC and a five-year suspended sentence, five years postrelease supervision and a $500 fine; n James A. Williams, 50, possession of weapon by a previously convicted felon, one year house arrest and four years post-release supervision.
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CNP seeing patients at Vitality Skin and Spa
For Starkville Daily News Kala White, Certified Nurse Practitioner, of The Dermatology Clinic of Columbus is now seeing patients every Monday at Vitality Skin and Spa, Starkville. White works with Board-Certified Dermatologist Dr. Bethany Hairston at The Dermatology Clinic Tuesday – Friday in Columbus. Dermatological issues diagnosed and treated by White include eczema, psoriasis, warts, acne, rosacea and other complexion concerns. Kala began working under Dr. Hairston’s guidance in early 2012. “Patients travel to our clinic in Columbus from all around the region,” White said.” We want to give our current patients as well as new patients an opportunity to be seen at the location that fits them best.” To schedule an appointment, call 662-323-5377.
SOAR to announce 2013 grants, awards recipients
For Starkville Daily News Starkville Oktibbeha Achieving Results (SOAR) will hold a press conference at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 21, at the Hilton Garden Inn to announce and present its 2013 grants and awards. The press conference is open to the public. The SOAR Community Foundation is an affiliate organization of the CREATE Foundation that raises funds to build an endowment for the communities in Oktibbeha County and distributes the earnings to community organizations and projects based upon local needs. SOAR will announce grants and awards in more detail at the press conference for the following organizations and projects: Starkville Schools’ G.E.D. graduates, Starkville Schools Adult Basic Education Program, Starkville First United Methodist Church Backpack Meals ministry, Oktibbeha County Excel By 5 Coalition, Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum, Friends of the Library Summer Reading Program, Studio School, Summer Scholars On-Stage and Starkville Community Theatre.SOAR has awarded grants totaling $83,091 to 23 different organizations and projects in Starkville and other communities in Oktibbeha County since 2005. SOAR’s endowment fund is invested and managed by CREATE, but a local board of directors retains control over the money used for grants for projects aimed at benefiting the entire local community. Board members of SOAR, representing a cross section of the community, are John Robert Arnold, Omis Avant, Larnzy Carpenter, Dr. Dora Herring, Pat Lane, Jim Lytle, Dr. Fenton Peters, Buddy Staggers, Nellah Taylor, Charles Weatherly, Dr. Martha Wells and Ross Williams. “As Oktibbeha County’s community foundation, SOAR can serve as a clearinghouse for donors in their charitable giving,” Arnold said. “Gifts to SOAR can be made in cash, stock, real estate, personal property, insurance, charitable trusts and bequests in wills.” Cash gifts can be given by automatic bank draft, check or online with a credit card. For more information, contact Charles Weatherly at 662617-0948 or Jan Eastman at
Stocks rise on hopeful signs for the US economy
NEW YORK (AP) — Encouraging news about the U.S. economy extended the stock market’s rally Friday. Small-company stocks rose the most, a sign that investors are taking on more risk. Two companies soared in their stock-market debuts in the latest indication that the market for initial public offerings is reviving. A gauge of future economic activity rose more than analysts had expected, as did a measure of consumer confidence, adding to evidence that the economy is steadily recovering. Stocks closed higher for a fourth straight week. Indexes are at record levels after surging this year on optimism about the economy and record corporate earnings. The market is also being supported by ongoing stimulus from the Federal Reserve, which is keeping long-term borrowing costs at historically low levels. “This slow but relatively steady growth, that keeps inflation in check and keeps interest rates low, is actually a pretty healthy environment for the stock market,” said Liz Ann Sonders, chief investment strategist at Charles Schwab & Co. “Right now we are very optimistic.” General Motors rose $1.03, or 3.2 percent, to $33.42. The automaker’s stock is trading above the $33 price of its November, 2010 initial public offering for the first time in two years. Northrop Grumman gained $3.17, or 3.2 percent, to $82.19 after the defense contractor said its board approved the repurchase of another $4 billion in stock, and that it plans to buy back a quarter of its outstanding shares by the end of 2015. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 121.18 points, or 0.8 percent, to 15,354.40. The index gained 1.6 percent for the week and is up 17.2 percent for the year. The index started higher, then drifted through the rest of the morning. The index added to its gains in the afternoon, climbing about 70 points in the last two hours of the day. The Standard & Poor’ 500 index rose 15.65 points, or 1 percent, to 1,666.12. The gauge is up 2 percent this week and has gained 16.8 percent this year. After some lackluster reports on the economy Thursday, including slowing manufacturing and an increase in applications for unemployment benefits, Friday’s reports were a tonic for investors. The Conference Board said its index of leading economic indicators rose 0.6 percent last month after a revised decline of 0.2 percent in March. The index is intended to predict how the economy will be doing in three to six months.
Maxie Turner
Maxie Ruth Turner, 93, passed away on May 16, 2013 in Maben, MS.  She was retired in sales with Shuff Nursery and a member of Maben Church of God of Prophecy.  She loved cats, mowing, flowers, gardening and her church family, but most of all her family and grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, James Daniel Vanderford and Annie Lula Love Vanderford; her husband, Kelly Darrell Turner; sister, Nell Kellum; and brothers, Spurgon and Charlie Vanderford.  She is survived by her daughter, Deborah Pennington (Bob) of Maben, MS; son, Darrell Turner (Helen) of Lavernge, TN; grandchildren, Kelli Pennington, Kirk Pennington (Summer), Kristi Bright (Bobby), Vicki Turner, Darrell Turner, Jr., and Sherry Gossard;  great grandchildren, Brittany, Shon, Jaleigh, Ivyaunna, Makaylan, Kaleb, Kade, Ashlea, Brian, Jamie, Chris, Lindsey, Tony, Josh; and great great grandchildren, Noah, Payton, Callie, Cayden, Caleb, Layla, and Colton. Visitation for Mrs. Turner is scheduled for Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Maben Church of God of Prophecy on Hwy. 15 S., Maben, MS. Funeral services are scheduled for Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at Maben Church of God of Prophecy.  Bro. Sam Edwards will conduct the service.  Burial will be in Maben Memorial Gardens Cemetery.  Pallbearers are: Kirk Pennington, Shon Jones, Keith Hendrix, Bobby Bright, Chuck Grimsley, and Tracy Brown. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Maben Church of God of Prophecy, P. O. Box 682, Maben, MS 39750 or to Maben Memorial Gardens Cemetery, c/o Nellie Blade, P. O. Box 218, Maben, MS 39750.  You can go online and sign the guest register at: www.
McNeal recognized as qualified Kingdom adviser
For Starkville Daily News Eddie McNeal, CFP CRPC, a financial advisor with Ameriprise Financial in Starkville, has been recognized as a Qualified Kingdom adviser by Atlantabased Kingdom Advisors Inc. The recognition was granted to financial professionals who met high standards in training, integrity, character and competence as an adviser, leader and counselor. McNeal is part of McNeal & Randall, a financial practice of Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. As a financial adviser with Ameriprise Financial, McNeal focuses on helping his clients plan McNeal for their financial goals for a lifetime – through a personal long-term financial planning relationship. For more information, contact McNeal at 323-8318. McNeal & Randall is located at 101 S. Lafayette St., Suite 14 in Starkville.
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Saturday, May 18, 2013
College Baseball
South Carolina beats State with late homer
By BEN WAIT Daryl Norris showed on Tuesday night that he may be a good option for Mississippi State out of the bullpen down the stretch. On Friday night, his first pitch didn’t show it. The junior came in with two outs and runner on first in the top of the 10th inning. His first pitch to South Carolina’s Grayson Greiner was hit over the left field wall for a two-run home run as the No. 23 (Collegiate Baseball) Bulldogs fell 5-3 to the No. 15 Gamecocks in extra innings at Dudy Noble Field. “We go 0-0 slider and Greiner to his credit, just absolutely looked like he was sitting on a slider and took a great swing,” MSU head coach John Cohen said. “(Give) credit to him.” Norris made his first appearance on the mound Tuesday against Oral Roberts since the 2011 Gainesville Super Regional. He pitched 1.1 innings giving up just one hit and striking out three. “Daryl had pitched for the first time Tuesday and we bring him back in,” Cohen said. “Daryl has some better days in front of him on the mound.” With the win, South Carolina clinches the No. 4 seed and a first round bye in next week’s Southeastern Conference Tournament in Hoover, Ala. The Bulldogs (39-16, 15-14) and Gamecocks (3915, 17-11) will meet in a rubber game today at 2 p.m. MSU will go with sophomore left hander Jacob Lindgren (4-2, 3.91 ERA) while South Carolina will throw sophomore righty Jack Wynkoop (7-2, 2.75). “We have to come out (today) and find a way to win a series,” Cohen said. The game went to the bottom of the ninth inning with the scored tied at 3-3. Alex Detz doubled down the left field line with two outs. Hunter Renfroe was intentionally walked and Brett Pirtle was hit by a pitch to load the bases. “”Definitely when it was bases loaded, I really thought we were going to get it done,” Detz said. “Sometimes it just doesn’t just work out like that.” Wes Rea popped up the first baseman in foul territory to leave the bases loaded and sent the ballgame to extra innings. The Bulldogs battled back. They were down 2-1 entering the bottom of the seventh inning. Brett Pirtle had a two-run single to give the Bulldogs a 3-2 lead. “Just the fact that we came back the past two days, I think it says a lot about our team,” Detz said. The Bulldogs went to sophomore closer Jonathan Holder with one and runners on first and third. He threw a wild pitch allowing Max Schrock to score and tied the game at 3-3. It was the second wild pitch of the game for MSU that yielded a Gamecock run. “We give up two runs on wild pitches essentially,” Cohen said. “(Nick Ammirati) is one of the best blockers I have seen at this level. One of them hit him in the face mask and the other was in the other batter’s box. If you can take those two pitches back, you are really
See BASEBALL | Page 12 Frazier provides backup Friday night. (Photo by Kim Murrell, SDN)
Mississippi State third baseman Alex Detz (3) makes a throw as shortstop Adam
Women’s College Golf
McDonald of MSU excited about finish at Central Regional
By BEN WAIT Ally McDonald walked off the golf course at 11:30 a.m. on the final day of the Central Regional in Oklahoma with a 6-shot lead. The Mississippi State sophomore shot a final round 4-under, 68 at the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club to give her the club house lead. Then, it was just a matter of waiting. “The course I thought was set up to score on the last day,” McDonald said. “There were a few tough pins that you couldn’t go at, but most of them you could be pretty aggressive with. I knew that someone could play as well as I did.” The All-Southeastern Conference first team selection double bogeyed the par-5 final to finish the tournament at 10-under, 206. “The double bogey on the last hole was definitely not the way that I wanted to end, but still being able to pull out a 10-under par total, was really, really exciting for me,” McDonald said. “Just waiting and waiting and waiting. We knew when we got to probably about hole 14 or 15, the leaders were about four or five strokes behind, basically knew that I had won.” The long wait paid off, as it was clear before everybody was off the course, McDonald was going to win. McDonald won by five shots to win the Central Regional individMississippi State’s Ally McDonald watches her golf shot off the tee. (Photo submitted by MSU athletic media ual title and help the Bulldogs finish third, good enough to advance relations)
to the NCAA Championship next week. As a freshman, McDonald competed in a regional as an individual, but this time she was able to enjoy the postseason with her team. “The big thing for me was being able to carry over what had happened all season long,” the Fulton native said. “You travel with your team all season, but going to regionals as an individual was just a little bit different feeling. Definitely having the support of my family and definitely my teammates was a big thing. It made me feel a lot more comfortable, (and) having a lot more support. Just building off of all that was what I think carried me and helped me shoot as well as I did.” McDonald’s final round was her best round of the tournament and coming to the last hole, she was on pace to shoot a 6-under, 66, but the double bogey interfered. “What she failed to mention was that she knocked it in from 145 yards on 16 for eagle,” MSU head women’s golf coach Ginger BrownLemm said. “It’s all about balance and the fact that she played 53 holes of incredible golf, it just happened to be that the one she finished on was not stellar, but that’s what you plan for. You take advantage of opportunities throughout the round, so if you do have something, the wheels fall off on a last finishing hole, it doesn’t knock you out of contention for anything.”
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College Softball
Errors, Waldrop lead to Mississippi State 5-2 loss
For Starkville Daily News MOBILE, Ala. – Mississippi State committed four errors and Florida State’s Lacey Waldrop struck out 10 in a complete-game effort, as the Bulldogs fell to the Seminoles by a 5-2 margin Friday afternoon in game one of the NCAA Mobile Regional. The Bulldogs (32-23) return to action today at 3:30 p.m., when they play South Alabama, which defeated Mississippi Valley State 10-0 in Friday’s second game. “We have to play better defense in the postseason,” MSU head coach Vann Stuedeman said. “It is the first time I have seen this team tight in 12 days.” Junior All-NFCA South Region pitcher Alison Owen suffered the loss for the Bulldogs, falling to 16-13 overall. The junior surrendered five runs, but only two were earned, as MSU committed a quartet of errors for only the third time in 112 games under Stuedeman. Owen struck out six and walked none, increasing her NCAA-leading strikeout-to-walk ratio (236-to-21). Waldrop, an All-ACC first team member, improved to a teambest 23-8. The righty gave up two runs (both unearned) on four hits and a walk. Florida State (42-16) scored its first two runs of the game on a zany play in the bottom of the second. With a runner on second and two outs, Celeste Gomez struck out swinging on an 0-2 count and headed toward the dugout. The Bulldog defense trotted off the field after the appeared
third out, the ball sat idle in the circle, but the Seminole base runners kept running. With all players off the playing surface except for Morgan Bullock and Gomez, both Seminoles trotted all the way home, ending an inexplicable turn of events which gave FSU two unearned runs. The home team tacked on two more in the fourth, courtesy of a two-run home run to left field by Gomez. Florida State made it 5-0 one inning later with an RBI base knock to right by threehole hitter Maddie O’Brien. MSU plated two runs on two hits in the sixth with RBI singles
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The number of multiple-hit games by Mississippi State shortstop Adam Frazier this season.
MSU men move into 10th place
BATON ROUGE, La. – Junior Barrett Edens’ 73 helped the No. 23 Mississippi State men’s golf team move into 10th place following Friday’s second round at the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional. The Bulldogs fired a 302 on Friday at The University Club, an eight-shot improvement from the first round. No. 10 Florida tops the leaderboard with a 2-over-par 612. The Top 5 teams advance to next week’s NCAA Championships in Atlanta. Edens shaved seven shots off his opening-round score to move into a tie for 34th place with teammate Chad Ramey at 9-over (153). After carding an opening-round 75 on Thursday, Ramey shot a 78 on Friday. Junior Joe Sakulpolphaisan made a four-stroke improvement in the second round, carding a 75 to move into a tie for 39th with a 10-over 154. Senior Robi Calvesbert shot a 76 in the second round after opening play with an 81 on Thursday. Calvesbert enters Saturday’s final round tied for 54th place with a 13-over 157. Axel Boasson rounded out the MSU scoring, carding an 82 to fall into a 58th-place tie at 14-over (158). State will tee off today’s final round at 8:20 a.m. and will be paired with Wichita State and Southeastern Louisiana. Fans who want to keep up with the Bulldogs can follow the Mississippi State men’s golf program through Facebook ( and Twitter (@mstateMG).
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College Baseball Southeastern Conference Glance All Times CT EASTERN DIVISION SEC Pct. Ovr. Vanderbilt 25-3 .893 47-7 So. Carolina 1 7-11 .607 39-15 Florida 14-15 .483 29-26 Kentucky 10-19 .345 29-24 Missouri 10-19 .345 18-30 Tennessee 7-20 .259 21-30 Georgia 6-20 .231 20-32 WESTERN DIVISION SEC Pct. Ovr. LSU 23-6 .793 48-7 Arkansas 18-10 . 643 35-18 Miss. State 1 5-14 .517 39-16 Alabama 14-14 .500 32-23 Ole Miss 14-15 .483 35-20 Texas A&M 13-15 .464 30-24 Auburn 12-17 .414 32-22 Thursday’s Games Miss. State 5, S. Carolina 4 Texas A&M 5, Tennessee 1 Auburn 3, Arkansas 0 Florida 4, Georgia 2 Missouri 4, Kentucky 2 Vanderbilt 7, Alabama 6 LSU 7, Ole Miss 1 Friday’s Games S. Carolina 5, Miss. State 3, 10 innings Texas A&M 8, Tennessee 4 Arkansas 1, Auburn 0 Georgia 3, Florida 1 Missouri 4, Kentucky 3 Alabama 5, Vanderbilt 4, 10 innings LSU 5, Ole Miss 4 Today’s Games S. Carolina at Miss. State, 2 p.m. Texas A&M at Tennessee, noon Arkansas at Auburn, 1 p.m. Florida at Georgia, 1 p.m. Kentucky at Missouri, 1 p.m. Alabama at Vanderbilt, 1 p.m. Ole Miss at LSU, noon College Softball NCAA Division I Glance Regionals Double Elimination x-if necessary All Times EST Eugene (Ore.) Regional Thursday, May 16 Game 1 — North Carolina 3, Wisconsin 2, 8 innings Game 2 — Oregon 5, BYU 2 Friday, May 17 Game 3 — Oregon 3, North Carolina 0 Game 4 — Wisconsin 6, BYU 0, BYU eliminated Game 5 — North Carolina (40-20) vs. Wisconsin (43-12), late Today, May 18 Game 6 — Oregon (48-9) vs. Game 5 winner, 3 p.m. x-Game 7 — Oregon vs. Game 5 winner, 6 p.m. Lexington (Ky.) Regional Friday, May 17 Game 1 — Virginia Tech 4, Notre Dame 3 Game 2 — Marshall (35-20) at Kentucky (38-18), late Today, May 18 Game 3 — Virginia Tech (36-19) vs. Game 2 winner, 1 p.m. Game 4 — Notre Dame (43-14) vs. Game 2 loser, 3:30 p.m. Game 5 — Game 3 loser vs. Game 4 winner, 6 p.m. Sunday, May 19 Game 6 — Game 3 winner vs. Game 5 winner, TBA x-Game 7 — Game 3 winner vs. Game 5 winner, TBA Louisville (Ky.) Regional Friday, May 17 Game 1 — UAB 6, UCLA 3 Game 2 — IPFW (32-14) at Louisville (4611), late Today, May 18 Game 3 — UAB (38-16) vs. Game 2 winner, 2 p.m. Game 4 — UCLA (37-19) vs. Game 2 loser, 4:30 p.m. Game 5 — Game 3 loser vs. Game 4 winner, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 19 Game 6 — Game 3 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 1 p.m. x-Game 7 — Game 3 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 3:30 p.m. Knoxville (Tenn.) Regional Friday, May 17 Game 1 — N.C. State 2, James Madison 0 Game 2 — Tennessee 9, Longwood 0 Today, May 18 Game 3 — N.C. State (34-18) vs. Tennessee (45-10), 1:30 p.m. Game 4 — James Madison (41-16) vs. Longwood (41-19), 4 p.m. Game 5 — Game 3 loser vs. Game 4 winner, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 19 Game 6 — Game 3 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 1:30 p.m. x-Game 7 — Game 3 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 4 p.m. Gainesville (Fla.) Regional Friday, May 17 Game 1 — South Florida 1, Georgia Southern 0 Game 2 — Florida 7, Hampton 1 Today, May 18 Game 3 — South Florida (44-14) vs. Florida (53-7), TBA Game 4 — Georgia Southern (32-39) vs. Hampton (33-25), TBA Game 5 — Game 3 loser vs. Game 4 winner, TBA Sunday, May 19 Game 6 — Game 3 winner vs. Game 5 winner, TBA x-Game 7 — Game 3 winner vs. Game 5 winner, TBA Ann Arbor (Mich.) Regional Friday, May 17 Game 1 — California 8, Central Michigan 1 Game 2 — Michigan 5, Valparaiso 0 Today, May 18 Game 3 — California (37-17) vs. Michigan (46-10), Noon Game 4 — Central Michigan (33-19) vs. Valparaiso (34-26), 2:30 p.m. Game 5 — Game 3 loser vs. Game 4 winner, 5 p.m. Sunday, May 19 Game 6 — Game 3 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 1 p.m. x-Game 7 — Game 3 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 3:30 p.m. Lincoln (Neb.) Regional Friday, May 17 Game 1 — Stanford 4, Tulsa 2 Game 2 — Northern Iowa (26-24) at Nebraska (40-13), late Today, May 18 Game 3 — Stanford (38-19) vs. Game 2 winner, 2 p.m. Game 4 — Tulsa (42-15) vs. Game 2 loser, 5 p.m. Game 5 — Game 3 loser vs. Game 4 winner, 8:30 p.m. Pct. .870 .722 .527 .547 .375 .412 .385 Pct. .873 .660 .709 .582 .636 .556 .593
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“This guy is different. He’s not your run-of-the-mill young pitcher.”
New York Mets manager Terry Collins said about 24-year-old pitcher Matt Harvey.
The Area Slate
Today College Baseball South Carolina at Mississippi State, 2 p.m. College Softball NCAA Mobile (Ala.) Regional Mississippi State vs. South Alabama, 3:30 p.m. High School Softball Class 2A State Championship At Ridgeland East Webster vs. Enterprise-Clarke, 10 a.m.
Game 4 — Mississippi State (32-23) vs. MVSU (24-27), 4:30 p.m. Game 5 — Game 3 loser vs. Game 4 winner, 7 p.m. Sunday, May 19 Game 6 — Game 3 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 4:30 p.m. x-Game 7 — Game 3 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 7 p.m.
Baton Rouge (La.) Regional Friday, May 17 Game 1 — Louisiana-Lafayette 3, Northwestern State 0 Game 2 — LSU 3, Central Connecticut State 2 Today, May 18 Game 3 — Louisiana-Lafayette (44-13) vs. LSU (41-14), 1 p.m. Game 4 — Northwestern State (40-14) vs. Central Connecticut State (35-14), 4 p.m. Game 5 — Game 3 loser vs. Game 4 winner, 7 p.m. Sunday, May 19 Game 6 — Game 3 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 2 p.m. x-Game 7 — Game 3 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 5 p.m.
Today AUTO RACING 10 a.m. NBCSN — IRL, IndyCar, Indianapolis 500 Pole Day 4:30 p.m. ESPN2 — NHRA, qualifying for Kansas Nationals, at Topeka, Kan. (same-day tape) 6 p.m. SPEED — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Showdown and All-Star Race, at Concord, N.C. BOXING 8:15 p.m. SHO — Champion Devon Alexander (24-1-0) vs. Lee Purdy (23-1-0), for IBF welterweight title; welterweights, Lamont Peterson (31-1-1) vs. Lucas Matthysse (33-2-0), at Atlantic City, N.J. COLLEGE BASEBALL 10 a.m. FSN — UCF at East Carolina COLLEGE SOFTBALL 2 p.m. ESPN — NCAA Division I playoffs, regionals, game 3, Arizona-Baylor winner vs. Penn Texas A&M winner, at College Station, Texas 4:30 p.m. ESPN — NCAA Division I playoffs, regionals, game 4, Arizona-Baylor loser vs. Penn Texas A&M loser, at College Station, Texas 7 p.m. ESPN2 — NCAA Division I playoffs, regionals, game 5, Game 3 loser vs. Game 4 winner, at College Station, Texas GOLF 5 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, Volvo World Match Play Championship, last 16 and quarterfinal matches, at Kavarna, Bulgaria Noon Sunday, May 19 Game 6 — Game 3 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 2 p.m. x-Game 7 — Game 3 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 4:30 p.m. Columbia (Mo.) Regional Friday, May 17 Game 1 — Hofstra 2, Oregon State 0 Game 2 — Missouri 3, Stony Brook 0 Today, May 18 Game 3 — Hofstra (44-11) vs. Missouri (36-11), 1 p.m. Game 4 — Oregon State (33-23) vs. Stony Brook (35-24), 3:30 p.m. Game 5 — Game 3 loser vs. me 4 winner, 6 p.m. Sunday, May 19 Game 6 — Game 3 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 2 p.m. x-Game 7 — Game 3 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 4:30 p.m. Tuscaloosa (Ala.) Regional Friday, May 17 TGC — PGA Tour, Byron Nelson Championship, third round, at Irving, Texas 2 p.m. CBS — PGA Tour, Byron Nelson Championship, third round, at Irving, Texas TGC — Tour, BMW Charity Pro-Am, third round, at Greer, S.C., Greenville, S.C., and Sunset, S.C. 4 p.m. TGC — LPGA, Mobile Bay Classic, third round, at Mobile, Ala. HORSE RACING 1:30 p.m. NBCSN — NTRA, Preakness Stakes undercard, at Baltimore 3:30 p.m. NBC — NTRA, Preakness Stakes, at Baltimore MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 2:30 p.m. FOX — Regional coverage, Cincinnati at Philadelphia, Tampa Bay at Baltimore, or Chicago White Sox at L.A. Angels 7 p.m. MLB — Regional coverage, Detroit at Texas or San Francisco at Colorado MEN’S COLLEGE LACROSSE 11:30 a.m. ESPN2 — NCAA Division I playoffs, quarterfinal, Ohio State vs. Cornell, at College Park, Md. 2 p.m. ESPN2 — NCAA Division I playoffs, quarterfinal, Syracuse vs. Yale, at College Park, Md. NBA BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN — Playoffs, conference semifinals, game 6, New York at Indiana NHL HOCKEY Noon NBC — Playoffs, conference semifinals, game 2, Detroit at Chicago 8 p.m. NBCSN — Playoffs, conference semifinals, game 3, Los Angeles at San Jose Game 1 — Western Kentucky 3, South Carolina Upstate 0 Game 2 — Jacksonville State (30-25) at Alabama (42-13), late Today, May 18 Game 3 — Western Kentucky (42-16) vs. Game 2 winner, 2 p.m. Game 4 — South Carolina Upstate (4111) vs. Game 2 loser, 4:30 p.m. Game 5 — Game 3 loser vs. Game 4 winner, 7 p.m. Sunday, May 19 Game 6 — Game 3 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 2 p.m. x-Game 7 — Game 3 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 4:30 p.m. Mobile (Ala.) Regional Friday, May 17 Game 1 — Florida State 5, Mississippi State 2 Game 2 — South Alabama 10, MVSU 0 Today, May 18 Game 3 — Florida State (31-24) vs. South Alabama (46-7), 2 p.m.
East Webster loses in softball
RIDGELAND – The East Webster Wolverines had a tough time scoring early to open the Class 2A State championship series and lost a 6-3 decision to Enterprise-Clarke on Friday. The Lady Bulldogs first advantage came after scoring one in the bottom of the first inning. Enterprise took three more in the second inning to push the lead to 4-0.   The Lady Wolverines bats were quiet until the top half of the sixth inning when they plated three to cut the lead down to 6-3.   East Webster did not score the rest of the game to find themselves down 1-0 in the best of three series.    Game two will continue today at 10 a.m., with game three if necessary later on in the day.  
Norman (Okla.) Regional Friday, May 17 Game 1 — Arkansas 5, Fordham 1 Game 2 — Marist (30-24) at Oklahoma (47-4), late Saturday, May 18 Game 3 — Arkansas (35-18) vs. Game 2 winner, TBA Game 4 — Fordham (35-22) vs. Game 2 loser, TBA Game 5 — Game 3 loser vs. Game 4 winner, TBA Sunday, May 19 Game 6 — Game 3 winner vs. Game 5 winner, TBA x-Game 7 — Game 3 winner vs. Game 5 winner, TBA
College Station (Texas) Regional Friday, May 17 Game 1 — Baylor 7, Arizona 0 Game 2 — Pennsylvania (30-18) at Texas A&M (39-15), late Today, May 18 Game 3 — Baylor (40-15) vs. Game 2 winner, 3 p.m. Game 4 — Arizona (32-25) vs. Game 2 loser, 5:30 p.m. Game 5 — Game 3 loser vs. Game 4 winner, 8 p.m. Sunday, May 19 Game 6 — Game 3 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 3:30 p.m. x-Game 7 — Game 3 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 6 p.m.
Jackets host jamboree at MSU
The Starkville Yellowjackets are hosting a high school football jamboree at Mississippi State’s Davis Wade Stadium with Brandon and Gadsden City, Ala., today. Action begins at noon with Starkville playing Gadsden City for a varsity half, then the two schools will have a 20-minute junior varsity block. Brandon takes on Gadsden City next in a varsity half, then a 20-minute junior varsity block. SHS and Brandon wrap up the scrimmage with a varsity half and a 20-minute junior varsity block. The cost for attending the spring jamboree will be $7 and fans will only be allowed to sit on the east side of the stadium because the west side is under construction.
Austin (Texas) Regional Friday, May 17 Game 1 — South Carolina 6, Houston 4 Game 2 — Texas 5, Army 0 Today, May 18 Game 3 — South Carolina (33-23) vs. Texas (45-8), TBA Game 4 — Houston (40-19) vs. Army (3525), TBA Game 5 — Game 3 loser vs. Game 4 winner, TBA Sunday, May 19 Game 6 — Game 3 winner vs. Game 5 winner, TBA x-Game 7 — Game 3 winner vs. Game 5 winner, TBA
SHS boys soccer holds tryout
  The Starkville High School boys soccer program will hold tryouts Monday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Armstrong Middle School field. Players are required to have a current signed physical, cleats, shinguards, and water or Gatorade. For more information, contact Glenna Sullivan at 662312-7147 or by email at
Seattle Regional Friday, May 17 Game 1 — Hawaii 3, Minnesota 0 Game 2 — Portland State (25-29) at Washington (38-15), late Saturday, May 18 Game 3 — Hawaii (44-11) vs. Game 2 winner, 4 p.m. Game 4 — Minnesota (35-18) vs. Game 2 loser, 6:30 p.m. Game 5 — Game 3 loser vs. Game 4 winner, 9 p.m. Sunday, May 19 Game 6 — Game 3 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 4 p.m. x-Game 7 — Game 3 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 6:30 p.m.
Jackets search for archery coach
The Starkville High School athletic program is looking to start an archery team for the 2013-14 school year and is in need of a coach. Training will be provided for any individual interested. For more information, call 662-615-0075.
SSA Under-17 holds tryout
Tryouts for the Starkville Soccer Association Bulldogs Under-17 Boys Select (D1) soccer team for the 2013-2014 soccer season will be held in Starkville at the Sportsplex over the week following the D1 State Cup weekend, on Thursday May 30 at 6 p.m. and Saturday June 1 at noon. There is a rain make-up day of Tuesday, June 4 at 6 p.m. Tryouts will be at the Starkville Sportsplex soccer complex. Shin guards, cleats and plenty of fluids to drink should be brought. The SSA Bulldogs are a highly competitive soccer team that are currently ranked second in Mississippi for the under-16 age group in both the Got Soccer and the Soccer in College ranking systems. For this past season, the Bulldogs represented the Mississippi Soccer Association in the Region 3 Central Division Premier League, a very competitive league representing some of the best teams from each state within a 5 state region. The Bulldogs recently won the top bracket at the John Talley Showcase in Memphis There are some core philosophies to be mindful about before trying out for the SSA Bulldogs. The SSA Bulldogs have a strong sense of community, family and team commitment. Many of the core members of our group have been playing together for over 10 years. They believe that every solid and keen soccer player within all of the towns in our local area should have the opportunity to keep playing competitive soccer as they get older. The SSA Bulldogs exist primarily to provide such players with the chance to keep playing high level soccer without the need to travel far from their local community. Players are welcome from surrounding towns and areas, and schedule practices times and days to accommodate player travel commitments. The SSA Bulldogs strongly support player involvement in local high school soccer, and are careful to schedule practices and tournaments so that they do not conflict with high school soccer commitments. Further details will be posted on the Starkville Soccer Association web-site ( index.html). For any questions regarding the SSA Bulldogs, contact team manager Andrew Mackin at 662-4183277, or at
Tempe (Ariz.) Regional Friday, May 17 Game 1 — Georgia 9, San Diego State 3 Game 2 — Arizona State 5, San Jose State 2 Today, May 18 Game 3 — Georgia (39-19) vs. Arizona State (46-10), 6 p.m. Game 4 — San Diego State (35-19) vs. San Jose State (42-16), 8:30 p.m. Game 5 — Game 3 loser vs. Game 4 winner, 11 p.m. Sunday, May 19 Game 6 — Game 3 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 6 p.m. x-Game 7 — Game 3 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 8:30 p.m.
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I nside look at M S U foot b all
Mississippi State football conducted a media tour of the Leo W. Seal Jr. Football Complex Friday morning, where several aspects of the building were shown. The 80,000 square foot facility has a weight room of 12,237 square feet, a multi-purpose room of 3,871 square feet, an auditorium with 162 seats of 3,019 square feet, team meeting space (auditorium and player position rooms) of 6,863 square feet, office space (coaches’ offices, conference rooms, support spaces) of 10,819 square feet, player locker room with 121 lockers of 5,440 square feet, an equipment room with loading dock and laundry room of 2,567 square feet, a training and rehab area with doctor’s offices, taping and training space and hydrotherapy area (three pools) of 9,015 square feet, and a players’ lounge of 1,398 square feet. The team moved into its new building in January. (Photos by Dana Smith, For Starkville Daily News)
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Upton’s grand slam lifts Braves
From Wire Reports Poco Rodriguez (0-2) quickly blew the 4-2 lead Jimmy Rollins hit a two-run homer and Cliff in the sixth. Lee threw seven sharp innings for the Phillies, ATLANTA (AP) — Justin Upton gave Atlanwho’ve won four of five. ta the lead with a sixth-inning grand slam and the Mets 3, Cubs 2 Braves finally unveiled their full-strength lineup, Diamondbacks 9, Marlins 2 beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-5 on Friday CHICAGO — Having already impressed night. MIAMI — Paul Goldschmidt homered twice, with his arm, Matt Harvey got to show off his Upton drove in five runs hitting behind Ja- bat. tied his career high with four hits and drove in son Heyward, who had two hits with a RBI in The 24-year-old right-hander won his fifth four runs to lead Arizona over Miami. his first game back after having his appendix re- straight decision, allowing five hits in 7 1-3 inEric Chavez homered and also had four hits, moved April 22. nings and singling in the go-ahead run in the sev- and Gerardo Parra and Martin Prado had three It was the first time this season the Braves had enth to lead the New York Mets over the Chicago hits apiece for Arizona, which had 16 hits in all Heyward in the lineup along with catcher Brian Cubs. and won its third straight game. McCann, who missed the first 30 games while Trevor Cahill (3-4) won for the third time in Daniel Murphy and David Wright homered recovering from offseason shoulder surgery. for the Mets, and reserve right fielder Marlon four decisions following an 0-3 start. Scott Van Slyke hit two homers for the Dodg- Byrd preserved the lead by throwing out a runner ers, who led 4-2 before Upton’s third career grand at the plate in the eighth inning. The Mets won Yankees 5, Blue Jays 0 slam. Los Angeles had won four of its previous consecutive games for the first time since May 1 five games coming in — the team’s best stretch and 3. NEW YORK — Hiroki Kuroda pitched twosince early April. hit ball for eight dominant innings and the New Paul Maholm (5-4) allowed eight hits and four Phillies 5, Reds 3 York Yankees again beat Mark Buehrle and Toruns — two earned — in six innings, and Craig ronto. Kimbrel pitched the ninth for his 12th save. PHILADELPHIA — Domonic Brown drove Austin Romine and Brett Gardner had runDodgers rookie Hyun-Jin Ryu overcame a career-high five walks to give up only two runs in the tiebreaking run on an infield grounder in scoring hits, Robinson Cano hit an RBI grounder in five innings, but relievers Matt Guerrier and the eighth and Philadelphia snapped Cincinnati’s and Jayson Nix had two sacrifice flies in dropping six-game winning streak. Buehrle to 1-10 in 15 starts against the Yankees.
Atlanta starting pitcher and former Mississippi State hurler Paul Maholm works in the first inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday in Atlanta. (Photo by John Bazemore, AP)
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giving them gifts. That really hurts.” It is the first blown save of the season for Holder. The Gamecocks took a 2-0 lead when Connor Bright drove home Greiner with a single and Graham Saiko scored on a wild pitch in the fifth inning. South Carolina’s Adam Westmoreland (7-1) pitched two innings in relief to pick up the win. Tyler Webb, who blew a save in game one, pitched a perfect 10th inning to pick up his 16th save of the season. C.T. Bradford (0-1) who gave up a two-out walk in the 10th inning before the game-winning home run, was credited with the loss.
Men’s College Tennis
MSU’s Nilsson, Bogaerts honored
For Starkville Daily News After his third-straight winning season and returning Mississippi State men’s tennis to the Round of 16 for the first time since 2001, head men’s coach Per Nilsson has been selected the 2013 Wilson/ITA Southern Region Coach of the Year. Nilsson led the Bulldogs to an 18-10 record and 6-6 in the Southeastern Conference in the 2013 campaign, with 15 of those wins coming against top 55 opponents. Along with returning the Bulldogs to the round of 16, Nilsson led State to a No. 10 national seed and its secondstraight season of hosting the NCAA Championship first and second rounds. Perhaps most impressive is that Nilsson’s 2013 squad was led heavily by four true freshmen after he lost three stellar seniors from 2012, two of which being All-Americans. Combined, all four freshmen collected 81 singles victories for the
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by junior Logan Foulks and redshirt sophomore Briana Bell. The Bulldogs had the tying run at the plate to end the sixth stanza, and the tying run on deck to end the game. Overall offensively for MSU, Bell went 2-for-3 with an RBI. Foulks, freshman Loryn Nichols and junior Jessica Offutt all went 1-for-3 at the dish for Stuedmean’s squad. ESPN3 will broadcast all remaining games of the Mobile Regional, with free live audio streaming being made available for free through HailStateTV at www.hailstate. com/hstvlive.
2012-13 season under Nilsson’s direction. One of those freshmen, Romain Bogaerts, also picked up an honor this week when he earned 2013 ITA Southern Region Rookie of the Year. Bogaerts picked up 28 victories for the 2012-13 slate, earning All-SEC first team and Freshman Team honors and was announced as the 2013 SEC Freshman of the Year. Bogaerts’ play in the spring earned him a bid to the 2013 NCAA Individual Championships as the No. 6 national seed, making him State’s 21st All-American in program history. Nilsson and Bogaerts, along with junior Malte Stropp and freshman Jordan Angus will be in Champaign, Ill., for the 2013 NCAA Individual Championships. Nilsson will guide No. 6 Bogaerts and Mississippi State men’s tennis coach Per No. 57 Stropp in singles play, while An- Nilsson was chosen 2013 Wilson/ITA Southern gus and Stropp, the nation’s 13th-ranked Region Coach of the Year. (Photo submitted duo, will compete in the doubles bracket. by MSU athletic media relations)
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McDonald shot a 3-under, 69 in the first two rounds. She was two shots behind the leader on day one and BrownLemm had a feeling that McDonald had a real good chance of competing for the title.
“I knew after round one,” Brown-Lemm said of when she thought McDonald could win. “I knew she was playing really well, and I knew she was very comfortable in what was going on with her spirit. She is pretty in-tuned with her body, her spirit and her mind. I could see it all leading up to. After the first day, she put herself in a position to
win the golf tournament.” There wasn’t much time for McDonald to celebrate her tournament win. After she walked off the course last Saturday, she packed up her golf clubs, got in a car with her parents and drove to Illinois. McDonald traveled to Wheaton, Ill. to compete in a U.S. Open Qualifier. She had
one practice round, before playing two rounds for a shot in this year’s U.S. Women’s Open at Sebonack Golf Club in Southampton, N.Y. McDonald shot a 147 at Cantigny Golf Club to finish two shots behind qualifying for the Open. “(I) didn’t play as well as I could have in Illinois,” McDonald said. “It was a
big adjustment going from the greens that we were on in Oklahoma to the greens in Illinois. They were completely different. (It was) just to know that there were plenty of shots out there that I could have and be playing in the Open in June, but sometimes it doesn’t work out the way you want it to. There are bigger plans that you don’t al-
ways know about.” The last two weeks have been very busy for McDonald. There is still one more week of golf yet before McDonald can rest. The Bulldogs will travel to Athens, Ga. this weekend to compete in next week’s NCAA Championship for the first time ever in school history.
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