Wednesday July 18,
Daily Corinthian Vol. 116, No. 172
• Corinth, Mississippi • 20 pages • 2 sections
US Marshals’ Office arrests pastor BY JEFF YORK For the Daily Corinthian
The U.S. Marshals’ Office has arrested a pastor of a Guys, Tenn., church in California. The pastor has been involved
in a battle with the Seventhday Adventist Church over a trademark infringement for six years. Pastor Walter “Chick” McGill was arrested Friday in Califor-
nia at the Loma Linda Seventhday Adventist Church. He will be charged with contempt of court because he failed to appear at a court hearing in May, according to the U.S. Marshal’s
office. McGill’s church in Guys had used the name Creation Seventh-day Adventist Church and that caused the Seventh-day Adventist Church to file trade-
mark infringement against McGill’s church. McGill is a former Corinth resident and for many years Please see ARREST | 2A
Appointed school board member won’t seek post BY BOBBY J. SMITH firstname.lastname@example.org
Dale Bain will not seek election to the Alcorn School District Board’s District 2 seat at the end of his term. Bain announced his intentions at Monday’s regular meeting of the board at the Alcorn Education Center. The 44-year-old son of late board member Peggy Bain was appointed to fill his mother’s seat in January. Peggy Bain died Dec. 28, 2011, following a heart procedure. “I appreciate everybody on this board and the support I’ve had trying to fill my mother’s position,” Bain said. The Alcorn Central graduate is an industrial supply salesman with Riechman Crosby Hays Company. The day after his mother died, he started getting calls from people wanting him to seek the board position, and he accepted the responsibility to work on what his mother wanted to accomplish as a board member. Bain said he will serve out the remainder of the year, but he will not seek election in the November special election to fill the rest of his mother’s term.
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Kennedy Hardin, 4, grew tired of working in the heat at a lemonade stand. The stand was the project of Hardin’s brother, John Wiley Works. Works came up with the old-fashioned idea as a fundraiser for his team in the Mississippi Yard Wiffleball League.
Lemonade stand raises funds old-fashioned way BY STEVE BEAVERS email@example.com
Lemon‘ade’ for the cause. The Padres were taking their swings with the beverage and some cookies in effort to look good for the playoffs.
John Wiley Works, a Padres player in the Mississippi Yard Wiffleball League (MYWL), came up with the old-fashioned lemonade stand idea for the fundraiser. The Alcorn Central High School student
even got some help from four year-old sister, Kennedy Hardin, on Monday as they put up the drink stand in front of the Corinth Cigarette Store. Please see STAND | 2A
“I want to give good, qualified people plenty of time to come out for the position,” Bain said. District 4 board member Mary Coleman expressed the board’s gratitude to Bain for volunteering to serve the district after his mother’s death. “You have served well — and we thank you for stepping up,” Coleman said. In other news from the meeting, Superintendent Gina Rogers Smith recognized the achievements of 2012 Alcorn Central High School Valedictorian Trevor Smith. Trevor served on the Superintendent’s Advisory Council and played football, basketball and tennis. Superintendent Smith recognized Trevor as the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship from the Mississippi Association for Superintendents. “We hope he enjoys the trip to Ole Miss and does as well there as he has for the Alcorn County school system,” Smith said. The board meets at the Alcorn School District Administrative Offices the second Monday of each month at 5 p.m.
City, county approve airport grant match BY JEBB JOHNSTON firstname.lastname@example.org
With new grant funds, the Corinth-Alcorn County Airport will improve aircraft accommodations by enclosing hangars. Alcorn County supervisors on Monday and Corinth aldermen on Tuesday agreed to accept an Airport Multi-Modal Grant for the project at the jointly owned facility. The two
governments also committed to provide the local match of $2,045 for the $204,520 project. Attorney Bill Odom, representing the airport board, said the project will provide for the enclosure of two T-hangars so that aircraft will be protected from the elements. Airport Board of Directors Please see AIRPORT | 2A
Staff photo by Jebb Johnston
Alcorn DARE car wins top honors BY JEBB JOHNSTON email@example.com
D.A.R.E. officers across the state continue to applaud David Derrick’s efforts in the program in Alcorn County. Elected vice president of the Mississippi D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Officers Association two years ago and honored as D.A.R.E. Officer of the Year in
The Alcorn County Sheriff’s Department took top honors for its D.A.R.E. vehicle at the annual conference last week in Tennessee, and Officer David Derrick became president of the state D.A.R.E. officers association.
2011, he has now been chosen to serve as president of the organization. D.A.R.E. officers across the state number about 125. He was chosen at a conference in Tennessee last week when he also brought home top honors for the Alcorn County Sheriff’s Department’s new D.A.R.E. vehicle. Please see DARE | 2A
Index Stocks...... 7A Classified......5B Comics......3B Wisdom......2B
Weather......5A Obituaries......3A Opinion......4A Sports......8A
On this day in history 150 years ago Confederate raiders cross the Ohio River and capture the town of Newburg, Ind. The Southern commander, Capt. Adam Johnson, fools the enemy by showing them two fake cannon made of stovepipes. For the rest of the war he is known as “Stovepipe” Adams.
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Man’s charges related to stolen FBI guns JACKSON — A judge has ordered one of the three men charged in a stolen FBI guns case to remain in custody. Glenn Eddie Gholar waived a detention hearing Monday in federal court in Hattiesburg and was ordered detained. Court records say that Cameron Undrae Eatmon, 19, broke into an FBI agent’s car in Hattiesburg on June 6 and stole a submachine gun, assault rifle, shotgun and other equipment. He allegedly gave the loot to Christopher Ryan Burkett, 18. Authorities say Burkett took a cellphone photograph and sent text message offering to sell the guns. Court records say Gholar, 31, is a convicted felon and bought and the rifle and shotgun for $120 and an ounce of marijuana. Eatmon was released on a $25,000 unsecured bond. Burkett was released without bond.
State receives $3.8M victim aid grant JACKSON — The state of Mississippi has been awarded a $3.8 million grant for assistance and services for victims of crime. U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., said Tuesday the money was awarded to the Mississippi Division of Public Safety Planning from the U.S. Department of Justice. Cochran says the bulk of the money will go to local, community-based public and private nonprofit organizations that provide direct services to crime victims. Cochran says states are encouraged to extend services to underserved and rural areas. While priority attention is given to victims of sexual assault, domestic and child abuse, assistance is also targeted to victims of federal crimes, assaults, robbery, gang violence, hate and bias crimes, intoxicated drivers, economic exploitation, fraud, elder abuse, and survivors of homicide victims.
Renasant Corp.’s profits increase TUPELO — Regional bank Renasant Corp. said profit in 2012’s second quarter rose 10 percent from the same three months of 2011, thanks to lower interest payments to savers. Renasant said Tuesday it posted quarterly profit of $6.34 million, or 25 cents per share, up from $5.76 billion or 23 cents per share in 2011’s second quarter. Analysts polled by FactSet had estimated 24 cents per share, on average. The bank increased the amount of deposits that it doesn’t pay interest on, pushing up basic profitability despite low interest rates being paid to the bank on loans.
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Chairman Waco Epperson said it is a needed project for the facility. “We have actually lost a few aircraft out at the airport because we did not have enough enclosed hangar space,” he said, and people regularly inquire if enclosed space is available. With enclosed hangars filled to capacity, the airport could generate almost $30,000 in additional rental income each year and bring additional people into the Corinth area, said Epperson. The project will likely see completion in mid to late 2013. During an overlay project that is currently in progress, the airport
discovered a sub-surface problem affecting part of the taxiway. Odom said the Federal Aviation Administration has agreed to a grant amendment and will cover 95 percent of the cost of the repairs, which have an estimated cost of $125,000 with a local match of $6,900. A core sample found un-compacted, loose material below the surface, and the contractor is working to determine how extensive the problem is, said Odom. Previous core samples did not detect the problem. The city and county also agreed to a small increase in the local match on the relocation of the fuel farm and establishment of selfservice fueling, which is substantially complete.
Groups offer Gulf restoration vision BY CAIN BURDEAU Associated Press
NEW ORLEANS — More than two years after the catastrophic BP oil spill, environmental groups say billions of dollars the British oil giant is expected to spend on restoration should go toward buying tens of thousands of acres of coastal land for conservation, rebuilding Louisiana’s eroding wetlands and creating nearly 200 miles of oyster reefs. Under the Oil Pollution Act, companies must pay to restore areas fouled by a spill. The amount BP will have to pay is subject to ongoing litigation with the government, which also will choose how to spend the money. Regardless, the company is expected to pay billions of dollars for the more than 200 million gallons of oil spilled from its outof-control well after the rig Deepwater Horizon exploded in April 2010. In a report released Wednesday, the environmental groups laid out 39 priority proposals for spending the money in one the first overarching visions of restoration of the Gulf. The report recommends a massive $500 million restoration of the Louisiana coast, the purchase of large tracts of coastal land in Florida, Texas, Alabama and Mississippi for conservation, plugging unused oil and gas wells in the Gulf, spending about $165 million in restoring Mobile Bay, cleaning up marine debris across the Gulf, building nearly 200 miles of oyster reefs and setting up long-term monitoring to track the Gulf’s health. “Without knowing what the actual payment will be, our assumption
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offered free counseling services from an office on U.S. 72. Lucan Chartier, who served as acting pastor of the Guys church in McGill’s absence, was charged with contempt of court on Friday. McGill was sentenced to 30 days in jail and could serve all of his time in the San Bernardino County Jail. Chartier could have his sentence reduced to 20 days pending good behavior and following the court’s orders. Judge Ed Bryant said McGill and Chartier fail to understand the importance of obeying the federal trademark law and the two still have the freedom to practice their religious beliefs and may form churches from South McNairy County, Tennessee to Africa and back again, so long as their church name is dif-
ferent from the Seventhday Adventist Church. The U.S. District Court in West Tennessee ruled that McGill was using a trademarked name without the authorization of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and he had to cease using the “Seventh-day Adventist” name. The Seventh-day Adventist Church has been trying to prevent trademark infringement by the Guys church since 2006. McGill’s church believes in a total separation of church and state. Chartier feels that is a reason the church does not have to obey a civil court ruling. The church was organized in 1991. The “Seventh-day” refers to members’ adherence to the biblical Sabbath, while “Adventists” means they anticipate the return of Christ and identifies their “faith community and distinct value system.”
Proposals on how to restore Gulf Coast Mississippi ■ Restoration of 3,622 acres of coastal habitat. Cost: $7.8 million ■ Wetlands and oyster restoration in Hancock County, restoring up to 60,000 feet of oyster reef. Cost: $18.8 million ■ Restoring 1,000 acres of coastal marsh along Mississippi coast. Cost: $13.6 million
is that this will be the biggest environmental restoration ever,” said Stan Senner, director of conservation at the Ocean Conservancy. He was the chief restoration planner after the 1989 Exxon Valdez spill in Alaska and helped develop the restoration model for the Gulf. Federal and state lawyers are in negotiations with BP over how much the company should pay for the damage its spill caused. BP faces a January trial unless a settlement can be reached before then. The report was sponsored by the Environmental Defense Fund, the Ocean Conservancy, the National Audubon Society, the Nature Conservancy, Oxfam and the National Wildlife Federation. The environmental groups emphasized their portfolio of projects were suggestions only and based on limited information about the oil spill’s effects on the environment. The government has not disclosed its findings on what damage has been caused by the spill. The groups delivered the report to a council of federal and state officials overseeing restoration efforts. The group, known as the trustee council, is in discussions
with BP over how much the company should pay. This legal process, known as the natural resources damage assessment, is secretive as BP and government scientists investigate how badly the environment was damaged. The environmental groups said their recommendations would be adjusted based on those findings becoming public. Garret Graves, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s representative on the trustee council, said the recommendations were not helpful. “The environmentalists’ report is so out of touch that I put my copy in the recycling bin,” he said. He said it appeared the groups saw “an opportunity to pick pet projects and fulfill their political agendas.” The environmentalists said the report’s intent was the opposite of that. “This is about getting people to think about what restoration could look like,” said Paul Harrison, the senior director of the Environmental Defense Fund’s water program. “We need a comprehensive approach.” He warned that states might try to get projects funded that would not do the greatest good to the ecosystem. Edward P. Richards, a
professor of law at Louisiana State University who’s studying Louisiana’s ongoing restoration plans, was critical of the report. He questioned spending money on areas that saw little direct damage from the oil spill. Florida and Texas had little oil wash up on their shores. Richards said he was struck by the irony of environmental groups campaigning to spend so much money on places that might be submerged by sea-level rise. For example he said it was unwise to spend large sums on diverting rivers to rebuild land in coastal Louisiana, something the report recommends. “River deltas do not build in the face of ocean rise,” he said. “The only science we have on the effect of river diversions is that the water that causes the dead zone at the end of the Mississippi is also bad for the marsh lands.” Louisiana recently adopted a master plan to rebuild its coast over 50 years with $50 billion and the plan calls for river diversions to funnel sediment and freshwater back into eroding basins. Louisiana has lost about 1,900 square miles of coastal land since the 1930s and the state is working to hold the sea back. The scientific community is not in agreement about the effectiveness of river diversions. Many scientists believe river diversions can work to re-establish the natural order of the Mississippi delta while others believe they will not do the job and also cause unintended harmful consequences. Just how much money BP will end up paying in ecosystem restoration is uncertain.
Firefighters to distribute 400 smoke detectors Associated Press
GAUTIER — Gautier firefighters’ new campaign to educate the public on the use of smoke detectors will include the distribution of 400 detectors around town. Deputy Fire Chief Charles Thornburg told the Mississippi Press that in the past three years there have been two residential fire deaths in Gautier and in both cases smoke detec-
tors were not in use. He said firefighters will install the detectors to the manufacturer’s specifications, he said. Thornburg said the department has three devices: ■ A battery-operated smoke alarm that lasts 10 years. ■ A SafeAwake that is triggered by the smoke alarm and fits under a mattresses and vibrates if the alarm sounds.
■ A strobe light that is triggered by the alarm. Thornburg said last time the fire department offered to install the smoke alarms was in 2006 and about 250 were installed free of charge, she said. He says the target audience for the program is the hearing impaired, he said. “But whoever approaches us in need of a smoke detector we are going to install them in
their house,” he said. The smoke detectors and alarms are installed at no cost to city residents. The primary recipients are to be senior citizens, low-income households, physically impaired and household with children 14 years of age and younger. Thornburg said a smoke detector should be installed in the hall of each level of a house and in every bedroom.
are moving into responsibility, consequences and being held accountable for your actions. We are hoping it will help deter some of them, change some of them.” The new R.E.A.L. acronym stands for “refuse, explain, avoid, leave.” Derrick teaches the program in five county schools and will have 14 different classes in the fall. The program concludes with a graduation ceremony for participating students. The 2007 Dodge Mag-
num, replacing a Chevrolet Tahoe which had previously taken second place in the vehicle competition, was acquired through drug seizure funds and brings a sleek new look to the department’s fleet. It took top prize competing against departments from Mississippi, Tennessee and Alabama as the states jointly held their annual conferences. “I’m proud of what he has accomplished and what the D.A.R.E. program has accomplished,”
said Sheriff Charles Rinehart, who praised Derrick as “a fine Christian man.” Derrick became involved with the program in 2008 and said “it really clicked” from the first time he was in the classroom. He said D.A.R.E. officers are “not there to scare them, but to be there for them.” The accolades are a nice bonus but not his motivation. “I love this program, and I love doing what I do,” he said.
“This is also a way to get more teams,” said the Padres player. “We would like to have two five-team divisions.” Currently, the MYWL is made up of a pair of three-team divisions. Works’ Padres are in the Lawn Division along with the Dodgers and Braves. The Cardinals, Cubs and Rangers make up the Yard Division.
Padres’ players have raised $150 of the $225 needed. “The league has gone really well,” said Works as his sister went back and forth into the store to cool off. “We are looking into having some more fundraisers to get new bases and paint for the field.” A ping pong tournament has been discussed during the playoffs as a
way to raise more funds for the league. The MYWL started in the backyard of Paul and Sylvia Moore on CR 185. The league was organized in March after hundreds of games were played since 2006. Games are normally played on Friday and Saturday on the field that has its own green monster in left field.
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He becomes lead spokesman for the association at a time when D.A.R.E. is rethinking its approach to curtailing drug use. “Effective this fall, D.A.R.E. America has completely revamped this program,” said Derrick, who is the department’s chief deputy. “It’s always been about tobacco, drinking, smoking, marijuana, peer pressure, etc. The curriculum name now is Keepin’ It Real. We
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“We are trying to get some reversible jerseys in time for the playoffs,” said Works in between waiting on customers Monday afternoon. The Padres — made up of Works, Preston Cline, Chandler Young, Zach Marlar and Saylor Young — are the lone squad in the six-team league to presently have uniforms.
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Deaths Casey Dan Brock
HATTIESBURG — Funeral services for Casey Dan Brock, 33, are set for 1 p.m. Thursday at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with burial in Huggins Cemetery in Eastview, Tenn. Mr. Brock died Monday, July 16, 2012 at Forrest General Hospital. Born September 30, 1978, he worked as a salesman for Toyota of Hattiesburg for the last 10 years. He graduated from Alcorn Central High School Class of 1997. He was a graduate of Northeast Community College, attended Ole Miss and loved Ole Miss Football. Casey was a good loving husband and a great father who al- Brock ways had a smile for everyone. He loved to cook, fish and spend time with his family and friends. He was of the Methodist Faith. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Monk McCormack; and an aunt, Vonda McCormack. Survivors include his wife, Ashlyn Hamilton Brock of Hattiesburg; a son, Cadyn Hamilton Brock of Hattiesburg; his parents, Danny Brock and Kay McCormack Brock of Glen; a brother, Jerry Brock and wife Melinda of Corinth; a sister, Karen Brock Loyd (Danette Barnett) of Corinth; his maternal grandmother, Jennie McCormack of Selmer, Tenn.; a nephew, Hunter Loyd; nieces, Whitney Loyd, Amanda Brock (Josh) and Anna Brock; a great nephew, Jack-
son Matthews; his mother-in-law, Leigh and Robby Hayes of Ridgeland; his father-in-law, Tony and Christy Hamilton of Dekalb; and a brother-in-law, Zach Hayes of Ridgeland. Charlie Browning along with family and friends will officiate. Pallbearers are Brandon Tisdale, Justin Oury, Dustin McCafferty, Joel Moore, Craig Cochran, Brent Habig, Hunter Loyd and Cliff Little. Honorary Pallbearers are Ryan Briggs, Matt Austin, Matt Ellis, Matt Quinn, Clint Mitchell and James Mitchell. Visitation is today from 5-8 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. till service time at the funeral home.
Gracie Allen Shults Coln
SAVANNAH, Tenn. — Gracie Allen Shults Coln, 68, of Savannah, Tenn., retired Senior Account Manager for Marsh, USA, died July 14, 2012 in Collierville, Tenn. at Baptist Trinity Hospice. She was a certified CISR, CPIW and member of Counce First Baptist Church. Gracie Coln was a shining inspiration to everyone that had the privilege of having her in their life. She was an amazing, lov- Coln ing, and caring wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Her talents in the kitchen would make Paula Dean shake in her boots. The strength and courage she has
Domestic violence, child molesting investigations end with 2 arrests BY STEVE BEAVERS firstname.lastname@example.org
BOONEVILLE — A pair of Booneville men have been arrested on separate charges by the Prentiss County Sheriff’s Department. Deputies arrested Bradley Scott Dunahue, 36, of 590 County Road 7000, Booneville. for domestic violence. According to
the report, Dunahue was charged after an investigation revealed he choked a victim. “Under our newest domestic violence laws, choking is a felony,” said Prentiss County Sheriff Randy Tolar. Dunahue was released the same day after being charged. He is out on a $5,000 bond.
Deputies also arrested an elderly Booneville man for child molesting. James Lee Thompson, 66, faces three counts of Touching a Child for Lustful Purposes. The arrest was made when reports were made by parents of three minors. Thompson is free on a $75,000 bond.
The 42-year-old turned himself into the sheriff’s department on Tuesday. Bond was set at $5,000 by Justice Court Judge Steve Little. The investigation continues with more possible arrests being made in the future.
Funeral services for Betty Harwell Bain Wammack, 89, are set for 1 p.m. Thursday at McPeters Inc. Funeral Chapel with Bro. Seth Kirkland officiating. Burial will be in the Henry Cemetery. Mrs. Wammack died July 17, 2012 at Whitfield Nursing Home. She was born April 6, 1923 in Selma, Ala. to the late William (Bill) and Irene Hawkins Bain. She enjoyed her work for many years as a sales clerk at Pat’s Style Shop and Rag’s for Dolls and later as a volunteer Pink Lady at Magnolia Regional Wammack Health Center. She was a member of West Corinth Baptist Church where she loved attending the Ruth Sunday School Class. She was preceded in death by a son, Gary Allen Wammack; her parents; and sisters, Flora Lee Bain and Mavis Glen Martin. Survivors include her husband of 69 years, J.C. Wammack; sons Phil Wammack, Don Wammack and Ted (Debbie) Wammack all of Corinth; granddaughters, Amanda (Craigg) Moore of Michie, Tenn., Bradley (Jacob) Lindsey, Katrina Wammack all of New Market, Ala., three great grandchildren and special lifelong friend, Louise Atkins of Birmingham, Ala. Visitation is Thursday from noon to service time. McPeters Inc. Funeral Directors is in charge.
BOONEVILLE — Trevor Burress, 39, died Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at his residence. All other arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Patterson Memorial Chapel.
BALDWYN — Steven Johnson, 64, died Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at V.A. Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn. All other arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Patterson Memorial Chapel.
Martha Adline Mask
Funeral services for Martha Adline Mask, 91, of Corinth, are set for 1 p.m. Friday.
Ms. Mask died Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at Magnolia Regional Health Center. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. until service time Friday. All other arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Magnolia Funeral Home.
Funeral services for Bingham Wade are set for 3 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Mr. Wade died Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at Magnolia Regional Health Center. Visitation is set for noon until service time on Thursday. All other arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Memorial Funeral Home.
Well Day Take a day off work and indulge yourself with a relaxing massage.
Man charged with cocaine possession The Alcorn County Narcotics Unit has made a drug arrest originating from an earlier call this month. Kelly Gray, of 150 State Line Road, Corinth, has been charged for felony possession of cocaine.
shown throughout her life and through all her battles with cancer are astounding. With her co-workers, she set the bar on work standards and ethics. To her church family, she truly was an angel here on Earth that spread faith and hope wherever she went and with whomever she met. For her family, she has always been our rock. She is the glue that held us together and her memory will keep us that way. Gracie has blessed so many people with her awe-inspiring life. Anyone that knew her could attest that she has made them want to be a better, stronger person. She will be missed dearly but we will take comfort in knowing one of God’s sweetest angels will be watching over us all in Heaven. A local friend and artist. Ken Lecco, has created a beautiful painting in memory of our mother which has been donated to the Collierville Baptist Trinity Hospice titled “Gracie.” Celebration of Life will be 3 p.m. Sunday, July 22 at Counce Baptist Church, 93 Old Highway 57, Counce, Tn. 38326. She leaves her husband, Charles Coln; daughters, Donna Macedo of Foster City, Ca., Rhonda Harbin of Cordova, Tenn., and Tammy Lovell of Collierville, Tn.; a sister, Joycie Winters of Corinth; grandchildren, Brooke Wyatt, Cody Harbin, Dustin Wyatt, Kristen Ospina, Alana Macedo and Cole Lovell; and great grandchildren, Roman Ospina and Adriana Ospina. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The Ovarian Cancer Foundation. Services entrusted to: Bartlett Funeral Home, 901-372-5555.
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Letters to the editor Good Samaritan deserves some special recognition To the editor: This is story about a true Good Samaritan. After dragging myself around one of our large local stores from one end to the other, I was totally physically exhausted. When I finally reached the busy parking lot, I realized I couldn’t remember just where I had parked. A lovely young woman by the name of Linda Patton noticed my predicament and quickly came to my rescue. She walked with me for several minutes and helped me locate my vehicle. She even helped me load my bags. Believe me, that water hose was heavy! I don’t know what I would have done if Linda had not helped me that day. It’s good to know caring and considerate people such as Linda are still out there. Words can’t express how thankful I am she came to my assistance. Evelyn Conniff Caroline Street, Corinth
Future Fare deserves community’s support To the editor: In response to the recent efforts of the Corinth Mayor and Board of Aldermen, we lend these words of support to our city leadership. Our city streets are in need of repair and Corinth’s Future Fare special election is a means by which progress on this project can be made. The streets are a critical part of the impression our city makes each day. The need to maintain the streets and the other infrastructure is important to all our residents. We realize this is a potential expense for the residents of our city, should it be approved, but think the improvements will be a positive for property values long term. A tax increase is never desirable, but funding of this project is long overdue. We encourage all registered voters to consider supporting Corinth’s Future Fare on Aug. 21. Terry M. Cartwright, Ellis Rhett, Greg Kiddy, Deborah Gallaher BancorpSouth Corinth officers
Prayer for today Loving God, teach us to focus on the joy of your presence now. Then accept our gratitude for the everlasting joy we will have in eternity with you. Amen.
A verse to share Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing. —Psalm 100:1-2 (KJV)
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Raspberry never forgot Mississippi roots STARKVILLE — When I learned of the death of longtime Washington Post columnist William Raspberry, I was immediately reminded of a conversation I’d had with him in 2005 in his hometown of Okolona. Raspberry, who logged 40 years writing commentary for the Post and saw his work syndicated nationally in over 200 newspapers including the Daily Corinthian — died at age 76 at his Washington home of prostate cancer on July 17. Raspberry won the 1994 Pulitzer Prize for commentary and was then only the second African-American writer afforded that honor. I had met Raspberry several times over the years at conferences, but never spent much time with him until 2000 when he became the first African-American journalist inducted into the Mississippi Press Association’s Hall of Fame. In 2005, after learning of the early childhood education/intervention effort he was personally funding in Okolona, I asked him to meet me there and to tell me about his vision for changing the game for disadvantaged children in a town with a poor track record in public education. Prior to the interview, I asked him if it bothered him that in 2000 he had been the first black MPA Hall of
Fame inductee and that coming some six years after winning the Pulitzer. He reflected Sid Salter on the question, then Columnist said: “No, not really. One thing one learns growing up in the segregated South is patience. I was pleasantly surprised when the honor came and I was glad that my mother lived to see it, but my career had taught me that change comes ever so slowly.” One area in which Raspberry lost his patience was early childhood education. Raspberry’s solution was program he funded and founded called Baby Steps in Okolona. The Baby Steps Program has been a partnership between columnist William Raspberry, the Okolona Area Chamber of Commerce, the University of Mississippi and the Barksdale Reading Institute. Other key community partners include a number of Okolona and Tupelo churches and local volunteers. “The (Baby Steps’) basic idea is that all parents, no matter how unsuccessful they might have been in school, want their children to succeed academically — even if many of them don’t know how to make that
happen,” Raspberry wrote in his nationally syndicated Nov. 17, 2003, column in The Washington Post. “We propose to teach them. The text for the effort is Dorothy Rich’s “MegaSkills” — a set of 11 attitudes and competencies that she believes lead to success in school and in life ... the idea is to train the parents themselves, as they children’s most effective teachers, to pass these MegaSkills along to their children.” On that day in 2005 in Okolona, I joined Raspberry at the Hazel Ivy Child Care Center — Ground Zero for the Baby Steps program in Okolona — along with two of the city’s other day care centers. Raspberry arrived at Ivy’s center and was greeted not as one of the nation’s premier journalists, but as a neighbor and friend called “Bill.” Raspberry cut his journalistic teeth covering the Watts Riots in Los Angeles in 1965 and wrote passionately about the violence that gripped Washington, D.C., for a time. But in many ways, Raspberry never forgot his Mississippi upbringing and the inspiration of his school teacher parents. He was an advocate of selfreliance and hard work. One of Raspberry’s 1993 columns that earned the 1994 Pulitzer Prize con-
tained this observation on the topic of violence and family upheaval in the black community: “It does not absolve America of its racism. It does not contend that racism is no longer of much importance. It simply gives voice to what all of us know but have so much trouble talking about: that the major forces that threaten black America — family deterioration, teen pregnancy, drugs, violence — are things that have to be dealt with from the inside.” In 2005, I asked Raspberry to define his legacy in journalism: “I’m at an age where legacy becomes important. I’d like to leave something behind other than yellowing newspaper columns, something that people can carry forward. At the end of the day, I’d like to be remembered as someone who always tried to make clear the things that were pulling us apart and tried to ameliorate it, to point out that we’re not as far apart as folks would have us to believe.” Bill Raspberry’s place in American journalism is assured, but Mississippians would be wise to claim our part of this good man’s distinguished personal and professional legacy. (Sid Salter is a syndicated columnist. Contact him at 601-507-8004 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Easier to just tend my own garden FISHTRAP HOLLOW — I take my calcium, make my bed, left click and read about another movie star’s divorce, the woman with the world’s largest breasts and the posthumous Paterno scandal. I am learning, along with the rest of the recalcitrant world, how to read news online. Bored quickly with all that, I realize that the older I get, the more I want to follow Voltaire’s sage advice and simply tend my own garden. That’s not a great trait to have in the columnwriting game, but, who knows, maybe the few remaining newspaper readers are ready for less crisis and more garden observation. Certain days, it seems to be the case. It’s easy to be seduced outside on a summer’s day like this one. The grass is still wet from a squall that blew through yesterday, leaving the world refreshed and the leaves “greasy,” as
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my friend Bailey White once described the look. The brightred oilcloth — Rheta real oilcloth, Johnson not cheap vinyl, mind Columnist you —that I saw in a store window in Flers, France, and had to have, is shining in its wetness on the round table by the branch. Even my dogs feel much relieved that, once again, we’ve been saved from becoming a desert. They frolic and engage in mock battle. Is it selfish to want to sit and listen for the bullfrog that of late has been taking advantage of the pooledup resources of my drying branch? It’s been a kind of last refuge for the minnows and frogs and creek critters. Now Mr. Bass Note has a choice of prime locations, but I’m wondering if he’ll remain loyal to the place
that sustained him. Some days I fear I’m becoming a dotty old woman sort who had rather commune with animals than people. It’s easier, that’s for sure. I long ago gave up trying to make chitchat at parties, because I never seem to have read the same books as others, my politics don’t mesh and even my favorite adult beverage seems inelegant as compared to the longstemmed tastes of others. Animals don’t judge. Boozoo and Hank only make me feel guilty if I miss their feeding time by one-quarter of a second, or if I don’t stay home with them 24-7. They understand me otherwise, and when the majority rules here, I’m always in it. They also approve of my casual taste in clothes -yoga pants that haven’t actually been worn to a yoga class in two years, a denim shirt with racy rips, rubber clogs two sizes too big and a bandana to swat flies. I’d have to go shopping to look
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like a bag lady. I don’t want to stop caring about some things. I want always to apply lipstick daily; it gives the most tired or washed-out face a little color. I hope always to mow the grass when it needs mowing; nothing spells surrender like a seedy lawn. I intend as well to keep a dog or two every day of my life, else what’s the point? But I just can’t do much about the Big Picture, about the obscenity of college sports or, for that matter, sports in general. I can’t solve the budget problem, or even vote for a political candidate who delivers what he promises. I can’t fix poor Tom Cruise’s latest marital failure or figure out what his Church of Scientology believes. And that poor woman with the world’s largest breasts is on her own. (To find out more about Rheta Grimsley Johnson and her books, visit www. rhetagrimsleyjohnsonbooks.com.)
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State Briefs Abortion clinic inspected by state JACKSON (AP) — Health officials have inspected Mississippi’s only abortion clinic, the first step in a process that could lead to its closure if a new state law survives a legal challenge. Following Monday’s inspection, the Mississippi Department of Health has 10 working days to issue findings to the Jackson Women’s Health Organization. Clinic owner Diane Derzis said she expected to be cited for not complying with the requirement that physicians have admitting privileges at an area hospital. More administrative steps would have to follow before the clinic could be shut.
Charges dropped in Nesbit slaying HERNANDO (AP) — Charges have been dropped against a former Memphis police homicide detective held in the death of his wife. Seventy-two-year-old Brooks Kelton Green of
Nesbit was charged with murder in the death of his wife inside their home in Nesbit, Miss., two years ago. Authorities say Charlotte Green was shot as she sat at a computer in the couple’s DeSoto County home. District Attorney John Champion said Tuesday that prosecutors do not have enough evidence to move forward with the charges. Green had been scheduled for trial on Sept. 24 in DeSoto County. Court records show Green told investigators he was asleep when she was killed and was awakened by her screams.
Man enters plea in dog attack case PONTOTOC (AP) — A Pontotoc County dog owner has been sentenced to serve five years in prison for a fatal pit bull attack. James Casey Swanson on Tuesday entered a no contest plea to manslaughter in the January 2011 death of Ronnie Waldo. Prosecutors say Waldo and a friend were repair-
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ing a hot water heater on Jan. 26 when Waldo walked next door to Swanson’s house to retrieve a part for the appliance and was attacked by Swanson’s dogs. The indictment alleged that Swanson allowed the dogs to roam free, even though he knew they were violent. Swanson was not at home at the time of the attack. Pontotoc County Circuit Judge “Jim” Seth Pounds sentenced Swanson to 20 years, with 15 suspended and five years to serve and five years’ probation.
No pay increase for Oxford aldermen OXFORD (AP) — The Oxford Board of Aldermen has voted against a salary increase this year for aldermen and the mayor. The Oxford Eagle reports that currently aldermen earn $14,000 a year and the mayor’s salary is $72,800.
A local ordinance provides that aldermen, one year before an election year, can form a committee to examine whether to grant aldermen and the mayor a raise. “I think I’m fairly paid,” Mayor Pat Patterson told board members this past week. “But I don’t think people should do your job (aldermen) for what you’re paid.” Alderman Janice Antonow said she felt there was no need for a committee to be formed. “This isn’t something we have to do,” she said. “It says we can, but we do not have to. The next board can do it if they wish.” Patterson had suggested a study to determine where Oxford stands in
comparison to other similarly sized cities as far as salaries for local leaders. However, aldermen unanimously voted against looking at the salary issue.
Law firm wants jury award overturned JACKSON (AP) — Attorneys for a Mississippi businessman argued
Tuesday that evidence showed a former associate and an attorney for a Chicago-based law firm used the businessman’s assets to obtain millions of dollars in loans without his knowledge. A Jones County jury in 2010 awarded Evans $103 million. Evans filed the lawsuit in Jones County in 2008.
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PITTSFIELD, Maine — A Maine man who learned how to use a parachute as a Navy pilot during World War II has finally made his first jump — at age 90. Lester Slate of Exeter jumped out of a plane for
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the first time on Sunday at Pittsfield Airport. He was guided to the ground by a tandem jumper and accompanied by another skydiver trailing a U.S. flag. The jump was a 90th birthday present to him-
self. More than 50 family and friends watched. Slate told the Bangor Daily News he was inspired by former president George H.W. Bush, who jumped from an airplane on his 85th birthday in 2009.
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Columnist William Raspberry dies
GOP ad takes softer approach on Obama
WASHINGTON (AP) — William Raspberry, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The Washington Post and one of the most widely read black journalists of his generation, died Tuesday. He was 76. Raspberry had prostate cancer and died at his home in Washington, his wife, Sondra Raspberry, told The Post. A Post spokeswoman confirmed his death. Raspberry, who grew up in segregated Mississippi, wrote an opinion column for the Post for nearly 40 years. More than 200 newspapers carried his column in syndication before he retired in 2005. A native of Okolona, his column appeared in the Daily Corinthian for many years before his retirement. He won the Pulitzer for commentary in 1994, becoming the second black columnist to achieve the honor. His columns covered topics including urban violence, the legacies of civil rights leaders and female genital mutilation in Africa. Raspberry started at The Post in 1962 as a teletype operator and began working as a reporter within months. In 1965, he covered the riots in the Watts section of Los Angeles, and he began writing a column on local matters a year later. At the time, the only nationally syndicated black columnist in the mainstream media was Carl Rowan. Raspberry’s column moved to The Post’s op-ed page in 1970. “Bill Raspberry inspired a rising generation of African-American columnists and commentators who followed in his path, including me,” said Clarence Page, a Pulitzer-winning columnist with the Chicago Tribune. Although he considered himself a liberal, Raspberry’s moderate, nuanced positions on issues including civil rights and gun control garnered criticism from both the right and the left. He was especially concerned with the problems of ordinary people. He told Editor & Publisher magazine in 1994 that reporters could “care about the people they report on and still retain the capacity to tell the story straight.” He taught journalism for more than 10 years at Duke University. A collection of his columns, “Looking Back at Us,” was published in 1991.
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a campaign fast growing nasty, the Republican National Committee is trying a gentler approach. President Barack Obama tried to fix the economy, says an ad running in seven battleground states, then tells viewers: “It’s OK to make a change.” That type of soothing pitch may have a place in advertisements for toothpaste or even coffee. But in presidential campaigns, advertisers don’t generally spend much time giving voters permission or nudging them toward a conclusion. They attack, demand, ridicule, taunt. In this case, there’s a method to the lack of meanness. Several Republicans who were not involved in making the ad say a softer approach may be essential to the effort to defeat Obama in November, given polls that show he retains strong personal favorability ratings. The RNC ad is “geared to independent voters, especially women, who are disappointed in Obama and about the economy, but who still like him and are sort of pulling for him,” said Charlie Black, an informal adviser to the Romney campaign who was not involved with the commercial. It lacks a “mean tone,” he said, yet focuses on Obama’s economic record, which is at the core of the GOP attempt to defeat him. The ad shows Obama taking the oath of office in 2009 and says he had big plans to fix the economy and shrink unemployment. “What did we get? National debt over $15 trillion and climbing, unemployment above 8 percent for 40 straight months, an economic crisis with no end in sight,” the announcer says. The voice then says of Obama: “He tried. You tried. It’s OK to make a change.” Republican presidential rival Mitt Romney is neither mentioned nor shown. The ad — airing in Colorado, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, Nevada, North Carolina and Virginia at a cost of about $5 million — is a stark contrast to the most recent commercials aired by Romney, Obama and various allies. A spot by the president’s re-election campaign features Romney singing “America the Beautiful” in a tune that grows increasingly offkey. Messages float by on screen saying that his firms sent jobs overseas, that Massachusetts
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