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Students at St. Aloysius High School who took the ACT college entrance exam

outpaced state and national scores for the 2010-2011 school year, data released this week shows. The public school district scored lower than the national and state averages, and saw declines in all four subject areas — English,

math, reading and science. All students assessed were seniors. The state’s average score was 18.7 and the national, 21.1. The highest one can score on the ACT is 36. The state’s average score in 2009-2010 was 18.8 and the

national, 21. The 39 students tested at St. Al, a parochial school, scored an average of 21.9, the same as the previous year. The 342 seniors tested in the Vicksburg Warren School District scored an average of 18.1, down from

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Shilo Farmer of Phillip Jones Electric of Vicksburg replaces lights at Warren Central’s Viking Stadium on Wednesday. The 49th Red Carpet Bowl will be played there Friday night.

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DEATHS • Gloria Lee Phillips Davis • Thomas Patrick Jackson • Larry Wayne James • James G. Kennedy Sr.

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TODAY IN HISTORY 1587: Virginia Dare becomes the first child of English parents to be born on American soil. 1920: The 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which guarantees the right of all American women to vote, is ratified as Tennessee becomes the 36th state to approve it. 1958: The novel “Lolita” by Vladimir Nabokov is first published in New York by G.P. Putnam’s Sons, almost three years after it is originally published in Paris. 1963: James Meredith becomes the first black student to graduate from the University of Mississippi. 1969: The Woodstock Music and Art Fair in Bethel, N.Y., winds to a close after three nights with a midmorning set by Jimi Hendrix.

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‘Competitive juices’ will be flowing By Steve Wilson swilson@vicksburgpost.com The Friday Night Lights will be burning brightly in Warren County. In a rare treat for local football fans, all four schools in the county will start their respective seasons in town, highlighted by the 49th playing of the Red Carpet Bowl Classic at Warren Central. “This is what I love,” said Wade Patrick, who will be coaching his first game as Porters Chapel Academy head coach when the Eagles kick off at 7 p.m. against Union Christian. “It’s not like the pros, where everybody’s playing for more money. In high school, they play just to play. It’s football in its purest form.” St. Aloysius and Madison-St.

Joseph — Catholic School rivals — will be battling at 7:30 for the Strauss-Stallings Trophy, awarded annually to the winner of the rivalry game. The highlight, though, will be the Red Carpet Bowl, the longest running “bowl” game in Mississippi. The doubleheader will feature the Vicksburg High Gators against the Brandon Bulldogs at 6 p.m. Warren Central’s Vikings will take on the Pearl High Pirates 30 minutes after the Vicksburg game is completed. Both games will be played at WC’s Viking Stadium. Warren Central and Vicksburg both finished last season with records of two wins and nine losses. In the Red Carpet Bowl, the home See Football, Page A9.

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18.6 the previous year. The 8,500-student public district has two high schools, Warren Central and Vicksburg High, for which a breakdown was not available. Scores for Porters Chapel See ACT, Page A9.

Tech line will link Corps, schools By Emily Wagster Pettus The Associated Press JACKSON — Mississippi universities, the Corps of Engineers and other government entities should be connected by the end of this year to a highspeed broadband network that will boost their research Gov. Haley capacity, offiBarbour cials said Wednesday. Gov. Haley Barbour said the Mississippi Research Network, also known as MissiON, will use AT&T fiber optic lines to provide 20 times more broadband capacity than is currently being used. The network will connect members of the Mississippi Research Consortium. The consortium includes the state’s four research universities — Mississippi State, Jackson State, the University of Mississippi and the University of Southern Mississippi. It also includes the University of Mississippi Medical Center, NASA in Hancock County, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Vicksburg and the MissisSee Tech, Page A9.

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Prosecutor in civil rights case dead at 60 By The Associated Press JACKSON — Dunn Lampton, a former U.S. attorney in Mississippi who prosecuted a high-profile cold case from the civil rights era, has died. He was 60. Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham-Stewart said it appeared Lampton died of natural causes. Among Lampton’s best known cases was the prosecuDunn tion of James Lampton Ford Seale, a reputed Ku Klux Klansman who died in prison earlier this month. Seale was convicted in 2007 of two counts of kidnapping and one of conspiracy to commit kidnapping

Purrfect hideout A cat takes refuge from the alternating rain and sun Wednesday in the bed of a pickup on Second Street. The chance for rain could hang around tonight, with abundant sunshine in the forecast Thursday and a high in the upper-90s. KATIE CARTER•The Vicksburg Post

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A replica of a Grumman F6F Hellcat has joined five other model planes at the Battlefield Museum. The plane, built and donated by Charles Stroble of Greeley, Colo., was brought to the museum Wednesday by Chandler Bonelli, right. Stroble and Bonelli served in the U.S. Navy together in the 1960s. Also on display at the North Frontage Road museum are 250 boats. Plans are for the operation to move downtown when the Levee Street depot is renovated into office space and a Vicksburg Transportation Museum.

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City woman charged with cocaine sale A Vicksburg woman was arrested Tuesday and charged with the sale of cocaine, Vicksburg police Sgt. Sandra Williams said. Sharon Lloyd, 47, 603 N. Poplar, was arrested at her home at 4:30 p.m. on a warrant from an Aug. 3 undercover drug operation, Williams said. Lloyd was out on a $10,000 bond this morning.

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Churches Belmont M.B. — Revival, 7 tonight-Friday; the Rev. Rodney Divinity, speaker; the Rev. Phillip Burks, pastor; 4446 Charlie Brown Road. Pleasant Valley M.B. — Choir rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. Friday; 2585 N. Washington St. Temple of Empowerment — Sisters Encouraging One Another in the Lord, women’s conference, 7 p.m. Friday; minister Kim Fisher, guest speaker; 9 a.m. Saturday, Slovikia Thomas and evangelist Mable Jennings, guest speakers; 707 Pierce St. Jubilee Revival Center — Fun Day, 5-7 p.m. Saturday; free food, games, entertainment; 900 Clay St.

Fifth suspect pleads guilty in child sex case ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) — Prosecutors have now secured pleas from five of the seven defendants involved in a December 2009 child sex case out of Vermilion Parish. Jeremy Kline, 24, of Kaplan is the most recent defendant to enter a plea in a case that involves a juvenile under the age of 12 who, according to police, was forced to endure years of sexual abuse by some family members and their associates.

Laurie A. Hulin, an assistant district attorney with the 15th Judicial District, said Kline pleaded Tuesday to one count of carnal knowledge of a juvenile. He received a four-year suspended sentence, two years of supervised probation and a 15-year sex offender registration requirement, Hulin said. A court date has not yet been set for the main defendant in the case, Kristie Marceaux, 37, also of Kaplan, who is charged

community calendar CLUBs Rosa A. Temple High School Reunion — 5:30 tonight; committee meeting; Bethel A.M.E. Church, 805 Monroe St.; Dorwin Shields, 601-6340791, or Mary Logan, 601-6382898. Class of 1972 — North and South Vicksburg and Warren Central high schools classmates; 6 tonight, LD’s Restaurant, 1111 Mulberry St.; pick up tickets for Sept. 2 fundraiser; Ben Brown, 601-218-2068, or Ernest Young, 601-4561044. Mount Givens M.B. — Choir rehearsal, 6:30 p.m. Friday; 210 Kirkland Road. Mu Xi Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority — Noon Saturday; Dr. Casey D. Fisher Multipurpose Building, 2717 Alcorn Drive. American Legion Post 213 “The Hut” — Dance, 9 p.m. until Friday-Saturday and 8 p.m. Sunday; DJ Jamal Lee Friday, $5; DJ Dwayne “Bootleg” Washington Saturday, $5; DJ

Horseman Mitchell Sunday, $3 per single or $5 per couple.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS Senior Center — Friday: 10 a.m., beanbag; 11:30, dulcimer; noon, brown bag lunch with River Region; 1 p.m., card games. Buck’s Country Playhouse — Feed in the Chicken Coop with potluck supper at 6:30 p.m. Friday; music by Wild Bunch; donations accepted; 601-638-3193. Letitia Street Reunion — 3 p.m. Sunday; monthly meeting; Pizza Hut, 2931 Clay St.; bring school supplies; 601218-3869 or 601-456-6677; streets included are Bowman, Cherry, Drummond, Dewitt, Lum Quarters, Lydia, Harris, Speed, Ryan and Vine; 601218-3869. Grace Group Alcoholics Anonymous — 5:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; 11 a.m. Saturdays; 601-636-5703; 1414 Cherry St. Shape Up Vicksburg — Hot Summer Morning Get Healthy Walk, 8:30 a.m. Saturday; in-

with aggravated rape and principal to several other charges including felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile and forcible rape, Hulin said. “I think the felony carnal knowledge pleas are satisfactory as far as what the state had to work with,” Hulin said, adding that Hulin has already secured pleas from Marceaux’s husband, Adam Marceaux, 31, who pleaded to indecent behavior with a juvenile in March.

side or outside Vicksburg Mall. Levi’s — A Gathering Place; 7-10 p.m. Saturday, music by Magnolia and Moonshine; donations appreciated. Narcotics Anonymous — River City Group, 8 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday and Saturday; Good Shepherd Community Center, 629 Cherry St.; daytime, Alvin J., 601-661-7646 or 601-415-1742; evening, Joseph P., 601-278-1808; Jackie G., 601-636-8739. Town Watch Meeting — 6 p.m. Monday; hosted by Vicksburg Police Department; Greater Grove Street M.B. Church, 2717 Alcorn Drive. Intro to Spanish for Adults — Six-day workshop begins Sept. 13; Olivia Foshee, presenter; Southern Cultural Heritage Center, 601-631-2997 or info@southernculture.org; $70 members, $75 nonmembers, includes all materials. Career Center — Job opportunities for Vicksburg Housing Authority residents only; Manney Murphy; 601-638-1661 or 601-738-8140; 131 Elizabeth Circle.

BATON ROUGE — The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to designate the five-parish Baton Rouge area in compliance with federal ozone pollution standards, possibly easing federal restrictions on proposed new industries. But the federal ozone standards might change, so the Baton Rouge area might at that point find itself back in non-attainment. Despite that uncertain future, the EPA announcement Wednesday is a source of pride for state officials. “This is really a big deal for Louisiana,” said Sam Phillips, assistant secretary of the state Department of Environmental Quality’s office of environmental services. “It will help bring new business to the five-parish area, and we’re all breathing cleaner air because of the work done to get here.” Actually, the five-parish Baton Rouge area has been meeting the federal ozone standard for several years, and DEQ applied for the redesignation from “severe” to “in compliance” back in 2008, Phillips said.

Ex-band director says not guilty in sex case MONROE — A hearing date has been set for former Ouachita Parish High School band director Jon Lindsey on an obscenity charge in state district court. Lindsey pleaded not guilty during a Wednesday arraignment to charges of obscenity and possession of a Schedule III narcotic in connection with an April incident involving a 17-year-old male. Lindsey has since resigned his position with Ouachita Parish Schools. Superintendent Bob Webber said the teen involved is not currently a student in the Ouachita Parish School System and has not been since 2008. According to the arrest affidavit, Lindsey told the deputy he had purchased tobacco for the passenger in his vehicle because he was 17 years old.

Lafayette school board votes to hire protocol LAFAYETTE — The Lafayette Parish School Board has voted to accept the recommended protocol for its search in selecting a new superintendent with additional amendments involving the interview process. In a 5-3 vote on Wednesday, the board approved the protocol and also added one representative each from the Lafayette Parish Public Education Stakeholders Council and 100 Black Men of Greater Lafayette to join the nine board members on the interview/selection committee.


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FBI mulls Paper maker says its Louisiana plant caused fish kill hate-crime charges in Miss. case By Holbrook Mohr The Associated Press The FBI has opened a civil rights investigation into the death of a black man whom Mississippi authorities say was intentionally run down by a white teenager in a pickup. Deborah Madden, an FBI spokeswoman in Mississippi, said Wednesday that the bureau is investigating the June 26 death of James Craig Anderson. Madden said the agency wants to “determine whether federal civil rights crimes occurred.” Anderson’s death flamed anger across the country when a surveillance video was made public of him being run over near a hotel in Jackson. Mississippi was the scene of some of the most shocking violence of the civil rights era. Deryl Dedmon, who police said was driving the 1998 Ford F-250, is charged with murder. John Aaron Rice is charged with simple assault for allegedly assaulting Anderson before he was killed. Mississippi authorities said Dedmon and Rice, both 18 at the time, and a group of other teenagers were out looking for a black person to assault when they found Anderson just before dawn near a Jackson hotel. Their attorneys deny they were involved in a racially motivated attack. Rice had also been charged with murder, but a judge reduced the charge after police testified that he had left the scene in another vehicle before Anderson was run over. Prosecutors said they will still urge a state grand jury to indict both teens for murder.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Paper producer TempleInland Inc. took responsibility Wednesday for a huge fish kill on the Pearl River that borders Louisiana and Mississippi, blaming a discharge from one of its paper mills. In a statement, Austin, Texasbased Temple-Inland apologized “for the impact this issue at the mill has had on the Pearl River.” The company said it is working to remove the hundreds of thousands of dead fish and mussels and restore the river’s quality. Temple-Inland said it shut down its Bogalusa, La., plant immediately Saturday after tests showed the plant would exceed its allowable output of discharge into the river. The company said it immediately informed Louisiana environmental officials of the problem and began working to restore the river’s water quality. “We never lose sight that we

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Jack Sessions of Dr. Wagner’s Honey Island Swamp Tours holds up a dead large mouth bass as dead fish, mussels and eels float on the water Wednesday, on the West Pearl River near Slidell, La. are members and supporters of the Bogalusa area and apologize for the impact this issue at the mill has had on the Pearl River, its aqua culture and sur-

Suspect faces hearing today in priest’s death JACKSON — A man

and restoring the quality of the river.” Jay Wilson, the company’s vice president of environment, safety and quality, said

Oil sheen found in Gulf, source unknown LONDON (AP) — A new oil sheen has been found in the Gulf of Mexico, although oil giant BP said today the discovery had nothing to do with its operations and was far from the site of its disasterhit Macondo well. BP spokesman Daren Beaudo said the company had sent several remotely controlled minisubmersibles into the water over the weekend to investigate the source of the sheen — a shiny coating that floats on the surface of the water which could come from leaked or spilled oil — but had concluded “that it couldn’t have been from anything of ours.” A statement from BP PLC placed the site of the sheen near two abandoned BP exploration well sites in the Green Canyon Block in the Gulf of Mexico. According to an online map published by the U.S. Department of Energy,

the Green Canyon Block — a huge square-shaped area of water south of Louisiana — is south and west of the Mississippi Canyon Block where the Macondo well blew up. A U.S. government official also said the area around Macondo was clear. “They are not investing any sheens in the vicinity of the BP well,” Paul Barnard, Operations Controller for the New Orleans sector of the Coast Guard, told the AP today. Beaudo, asked to estimate the distance between the sheen and the Macondo well, said he believed it was far away. “We’re talking 10s of miles if not further,” he said. A catastrophic April 2010 explosion at the Macondo well killed 11 men and led to the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history. BP’s operations in the Gulf of Mexico have seen par-

Runaway trailer kills man on I-20 JACKSON — The driver of a truck that lost its trailer on I- 20 might face charges in the death of a man whose car was hit by the runaway trailer, Jackson police said. Police spokeswoman Colendula Green said the driver of the truck was eastbound on I-20 when the trailer became disconnected around 7:20 a.m. Wednesday. The trailer then crossed the median into westbound traffic, where it struck two cars. One vehicle was driven by Andre Brown, 40, of Jackson. Brown was taken to the University of Mississippi Medical Center, where he died.

rounding communities,” Temple-Inland chief executive Doyle Simmons said. “We are working diligently and expeditiously to remove the fish kill

state

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Clinton officials rework sign ordinance

charged with killing a Louisiana priest and setting out in the cleric’s car for a Disney vacation is scheduled to appear in a Mississippi court today. Authorities said Jeremy Wayne Manieri confessed to shooting the Rev. Edward Everitt on July 11 after Manieri said he passed out at a house in Waveland, Miss., and awoke to the priest fondling him. Manieri’s attorney said people should reserve judgment until all facts are known. Manieri claimed he and the 70-year-old priest were drinking and smoking marijuana before the slaying.

CLINTON — Clinton leaders have backed down on a major change to the city’s new sign ordinance in an effort to compromise with the business community. Business owners’ chief complaint: Proposed revisions to the 33-page ordinance governing all signs prohibiting those taller than 12 feet, and it didn’t grandfather in existing signs. Jerry Bounds, the city’s Community Development director, says the reworked ordinance now states that a sign more than 12 feet can stay, so long as any change or damage to it does not amount to more than 50 percent of its original value.

ticular scrutiny following the disaster and it remains the area’s largest leaseholder, but other energy companies have operations in the Gulf as well. Among them is Royal Dutch Shell PLC, which is still inves-

tigating the cause of a recent oil spill in the North Sea — the area’s worst in a decade. The Dutch company counts several projects in the Gulf’s Green Canyon Block. Shell did not return a call seeking comment today.

the discharge consisted mostly of water and residue of a substance known as “black liquor.” Black liquor is a byproduct of the process in which wood is converted to pulp. Most of the black liquor produced in Bogalusa is used by the plant as an alternative fuel to generate steam, Wilson said. Wilson said black liquor is biodegradable. The problem with the river was not due to any toxicity, but the concentration of black liquor, which drained off the water oxygen supply following an extended period of hot temperatures, he said. The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality said the kill stretched 35 miles to 40 miles along the river from Bogalusa to the Mississippi Sound. Temple-Inland hired a cleanup company and, on Wednesday, had 30 boats and about 100 people working to collect dead fish.

In loving memory of

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September 22, 1937 August 18, 2010

It has been a year that our Lord and Savior called you home. Your love bugs miss you so much. With Love from the Robinson-Johnson Family


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OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1891 City Marshall Hammett is quite ill. • Brothers Daniel and Theodore return to the city. • Conductor A.J. Howard is shot by a passenger.

110 YEARS AGO: 1901 Willis Strother goes to Monroe, La., as manager for the Cudahy Company. • Capt. S.W. Philips is gradually improving.

100 YEARS AGO: 1911 The Junior Missionary Society of the First Baptist Church gives a candy social at the home of Mrs. Hardy Jones. • Vicksburg wins the Cotton States pennant with the fastest team ever representing the city. Ollie Mills is manager.

90 YEARS AGO: 1921 John Haworth is touring New York en route to Canada. • Dr. R.A. Quin is reported improved after a paralytic stroke. • The Bankers are overwhelmed by the Rotarians, 9-3; Knox, Schlemmer and Blackwell; Cook, Feith and Ayers.

80 YEARS AGO: 1931 Harry Bovay of Memphis, president of the Vicksburg Bridge Terminal Co., is in the city. • Vicksburg golfers defeat Bastrop players, 8-1.

70 YEARS AGO: 1941 Ike Ries, former Vicksburger, is here from Dallas on a visit with his brother. • Mrs. J.M. Fenimore and sister, Minnie Magnon, leave for visits in Louisiana and Texas.

60 YEARS AGO: 1951 Peter A. Aferinga Jr. has polio and is a patient in the polio clinic of Mercy Hospital. • John Lewis is killed when a 500gallon water tank becomes dislodged from its trailer and hits him as he is working on the road.

50 YEARS AGO: 1961

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Bill Scott, Kiwanis governor of the Louisiana-MississippiWest Tennessee District, speaks to the local club. • Services are held for Mrs. Willie Harding. • Melinda Mercouri stars in “Never on Sunday” at the Joy Theatre.

Fuel folly

40 YEARS AGO: 1971 Henry Downing dies. • Mr. and Mrs. Vic Dickerson announce the birth of a son, Victor, on July 19. • Timothy Coker is named minister of music at Crawford Street Methodist Church.

Feds push for higher mileage — and risk Driving your car will soon become less safe. That’s because major automakers, pressured by the government, agreed to increase new vehicles’ fuel mileage. The main way to do that is to reduce the size of vehicles. By 2025, the Corporate Average Fuel Economy for each automaker must be 55.4 mpg for passenger cars. That’s up from President Barack Obama’s 2009 mandate of 35.5 mpg by 2016. The current CAFE standard for 2011 is 30.2 mpg. Light trucks come under slightly less onerous standards. The Obama administration claims the new standards will save the average consumer $8,200 in fuel over the life of a car. And from now until 2015, Americans supposedly will save $1.7 trillion on fuel costs, eliminate 6 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide pollution and use 12 billion less barrels of oil. Environmentalists cheered the new standards. In his public announcement July 29, Obama

said, “This agreement on fuel standards represents the single most important step we’ve ever taken as a nation to reduce our dependence on foreign oil.” The president was joined by executives of several auto companies, including Detroit’s Big Three: Chrysler, GM and Ford. President Obama recently bailed Chrysler and GM out of insolvency — using taxpayer money. The government still owns 27 percent of GM, and the United Auto Workers union, which is allied with the Obama administration and backs the CAFE standards, owns 46.5 percent of Chrysler. Then there’s the downside. “I’ve been involved in this issue for three decades and have yet to meet an advocate who admits it kills anyone,” said Sam Kazman said, general counsel at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. “The current (mileage) standards are killing on the order of 2,000 Americans a year, and it will only get worse.” He cited studies in 2002 by the National Academy of

30 YEARS AGO: 1981

Science and in 1989 by the Brookings Institution and Harvard University, showing clear increases in fatalities when CAFE standards have been increased. But really it’s simple physics. A small object is going to get the worst of it when it hits a large object. CAFE backers contend that recent technology improvements have made cars safer overall. That’s true, Mr. Kazman said, but “it’s like a man taking up smoking and running at the same time, saying the running makes him healthier. But he would be healthier still if he took up the running without the smoking.” President Obama also exaggerates America’s “dependence” on foreign oil. The Energy Department says that in May, two of the three largest importers of oil to the U.S. were neighbors Canada and Mexico. Saudi Arabia was No. 2. Unfortunately, it will take a new president to drive the CAFE folly into a ditch, where it belongs.

Kelly Suzanne Beard celebrates her first birthday. • Dawn Bickerstaff participates in a nursing awareness workshop at Mercy Hospital. • Chris and Robbie Hanks await the Red Carpet Riding Club’s third intraclub show.

20 YEARS AGO: 1991 Rebecca Lynn Jolly, 16, of Tallulah, dies in an automobile accident in Madison Parish. • Don Wade Doyle dies. • Rachel Marie Adcock celebrates her third birthday. • Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Lawry celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.

10 YEARS AGO: 2001 David Patrick May is named a semifinalist in the 2001 Discovery Young Scientist Challenge for middle school students. • Thomas Paul Jeffers celebrates his second birthday. • Michael Parson of Vicksburg is serving as an intern at the New Orleans Saints’ training camp.

VOICE YOUR OPINION Letters to the editor are published under the following guidelines: Expressions from readers on topics of current or general interest are welcomed. • Letters must be original, not copies or letters sent to others, and must include the name, address and signature of the writer. • Letters must avoid defamatory or abusive statements. • Preference will be given to typed letters of 300 or fewer words. • The Vicksburg Post does not print anonymous letters and reserves the right to edit all letters submitted. • Letters in the column do not represent the views of The Vicksburg Post.

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University research is substantial job incubator in state STARKVILLE — The results of enrollment growth on the campus of Mississippi State University — and by and large in the rest of the state’s higher education and community college system as well — are tangible and visible. MSU is dealing with the reality of crossing the 20,000-student threshold this fall. Parking — whether for a vehicle or a backside in a seat in one of the multiple places to eat lunch on campus at peak times — is a challenge. Housing is maxed out on campus and in the private sector. Classes are large and more sections are being created to accommodate the core courses like English and American Government. More instructors and graduate assistants are being employed to handle teaching duties both as a means to deal with increasing enrollment and as a budget tool as well. It has been observed and correctly so that hard times drive people back to school to gain new skills. Enrollment at Hinds Community College has increased by 30 percent over the past three years and as

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The correlation between university research and the creation of private sector jobs is obvious and undeniable.

SalTer Eric Clark, the executive director of the state’s community college board told Mississippi Public Broadcasting this week, there are positives and negatives. “It’s a mixed blessing,” Clark said. “We’re glad that enrollment has boomed because that means we’re making more people’s lives better, but it’s certainly been a challenge because state appropriations have not been able to keep up with enrollment growth.” Despite the best intentions of the Legislature and the state’s executive branch leaders, the percentage of funding from state support for higher education in the state

has steadily decreased over the last decade while tuition and federal funding increased. Mississippi universities were long the beneficiaries of congressionally directed spending or “earmarks” for decades for research and infrastructure spending, but the nation’s political climate and the ongoing debate over federal debts and deficits have at best restricted or at worst eliminated that source of funding. The impact of that movement has been for universities to seek to make their research programs that had received earmarks competitive for federal research grants.

But the overall funding impact is substantial, according to National Science Foundation analysis. In the state’s historically black institutions in fiscal year 2009, Jackson State University received $37.3 million in federally financed research expenditures while Alcorn got $10.7 million and Mississippi Valley State got $1.06 million. In FY 2009, all Mississippi public universities received a total of $255.7 million in federal research spending. The breakdown for the rest of the state’s public universities that year was as follows: MSU, 109.2 million; University of Mississippi, $62.1 million; and University of Southern Mississippi, $41.5 million. Conversely in FY 2009, Mississippi state and local governments funded $36.2 million in university research. Private institutions paid for $98 million in Mississippi university research, while private industry paid for $14.5 million. The correlation between university research and the creation of private sector jobs is obvious and undeniable. When both Nissan and Toyota located auto manufactur-

ing plants in Mississippi, research institutes followed at MSU and at Ole Miss. The polymer science program at USM is a proven job incubator and the medical research at the University of Mississippi Medical Center creates jobs and saves lives. The Carnegie Foundation has classified MSU as a “very high research activity university” — the only school in the state with that distinction. The debate over federal spending at all levels is relevant to Mississippi in countless ways, but federal spending on university research has historically been a vital component in funding higher education in Mississippi. The question in the current political climate is whether Mississippi’s research institutions can be competitive for federal grants in this new paradigm. The answer is “yes.” •

Sid Salter is a syndicated columnist. Contact him at 662-325-2506 or ssalter@library.msstate. edu.


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LOCAL STOCKS

Archer-Daniels (ADM)............ 28.33 American Fin. (AFG)..................32.92 Ameristar (ASCA)........................20.07 Auto Zone (AZO)..................... 288.48 Bally Technologies (BYI)...........30.82 BancorpSouth (BXS)..................10.84 Britton Koontz (BKBK)..............11.50 Cracker Barrel (CBRL)................42.09 Champion Ent. (CHB).....................20 Com. Health Svcs. (CYH)...............21.21 Computer Sci. Corp. (CSC)...........29.69 Cooper Industries (CBE)..........47.24 CBL and Associates (CBL)................16.02 CSX Corp. (CSX)...........................22.56 East Group Prprties (EGP)............39.58 El Paso Corp. (EP).......................19.40 Entergy Corp. (ETR)...................63.58 Fastenal (FAST)............................32.03

Family Dollar (FDO)...................49.90 Fred’s (FRED).................................10.99 Int’l Paper (IP)..............................26.12 Janus Capital Group (JNS)..............6.58 J.C. Penney (JCP)........................25.82 Kroger Stores (KR)......................23.38 Kan. City So. (KSU).....................53.96 Legg Mason (LM)..................... 27.01 Parkway Properties (PKY).............12.78 PepsiCo Inc. (PEP)......................64.62 Regions Financial (RF).................4.54 Rowan (RDC)................................ 34.46 Saks Inc. (SKS).................................8.38 Sears Holdings (SHLD)............. 60.14 Simpson-DuraVent (SSD).............26.18 Sunoco (SUN)............................... 35.51 Trustmark (TRMK)...................... 20.65 Tyco Intn’l (TYC).......................... 41.63 Tyson Foods (TSN)..................... 17.56 Viacom (VIA)................................. 54.33 Walgreens (WAG)....................... 36.14 Wal-Mart (WMT)......................... 51.55

ACTIVE STOCKS

Sales High Low Last Chg

Keycorp .12

15989 6.49

Kraft 1.16

17071 34.36 33.75 33.77—.76

78668 29.05 28.51 28.57—.60

LSICorp

24478 6.77

AMD

41186 5.96

5.71

5.71—.43

LVSands

31423 42.82 41.88 42.29—2.00

AlcatelLuc

25778 3.52

3.42

3.43—.28

Lowes .56f

26618 19.72 19.42 19.49—.61

Alcoa .12

58851 11.93 11.53 11.56—.71

MGIC

22624 2.00

Altria 1.52

22679 25.90 25.51 25.52—.48

MGM Rsts

93168 10.60 10.16 10.28—1.26

Annaly 2.59e

50797 18.11 17.90 18.01—.30

MktVGold .40e 17501 61.13 59.93 60.40—.34

ArchCoal .44

18262 18.90 17.80 17.95—1.75

MktVRus .18e

15377 31.78 31.09 31.11—1.52

18034 40.05 39.46 39.50—1.40

Merck 1.52

24972 31.79 31.21 31.29—.91

BcoBrades .80r 15848 17.05 16.70 16.74—1.00

MorgStan .20

51915 16.34 15.70 15.75—1.26

BkofAm .04

626621 7.05

6.81

6.85—.61

Mosaic .20

16107 64.56 62.80 62.98—4.13

BkIrelnd

14235 1.31

1.24

1.25—.07

MotrlaMon

44106 38.05 37.97 37.99—.14 17059 24.80 24.73

AKSteel .20

21546 8.30

AT&TInc 1.72

BPPLC 1.68

7.89

7.93—.83

6.36 6.22

1.80

6.36—.33 6.24—.74

1.86—.26

BkNYMel .52

21131 20.24 19.92 20.03—.77

NatSemi .40

Barclay .36e

21722 10.70 10.35 10.36—1.22

NewmtM 1.20f

16924 59.95 58.85 59.23+.17

BariPVixrs

137228 38.22 36.55 38.13+4.60

NokiaCp .55e

86617 5.73

BarrickG .48

17812 50.63 49.65 49.98—.45

PetrbrsA 1.34e 14362 25.73 25.31 25.35—1.44

CBSB .40

21427 23.88 22.89 22.96—1.96

Petrobras 1.28e 33983 28.23 27.71 27.75—1.62

CSX s .48

28113 21.88 21.05 21.09—1.47

Pfizer .80

CVSCare .50

15377 33.73 32.91 32.94—1.45

ProShtS&P

25999 46.22 45.50 46.18+1.82

Caterpillar 1.84f 28973 84.80 82.45 82.64—5.00

PrUShS&P

107450 25.88 25.09 25.85+1.96

Cemex

31286 5.35

5.12—.45

PrUlShDow

18408 20.83 20.22 20.79+1.45

ChesEng .35

22265 30.67 30.04 30.19—1.51

ProUltQQQ

21148 72.56 69.52 69.71—6.99

18958 95.38 92.61 93.04—4.64

PrUShQQQrs

23112 59.44 57.28 59.32+4.93

Chimera .62e

40922 3.17

ProUltSP .35e

66320 40.51 39.11 39.21—3.47

Citigrprs .04

189031 29.00 26.76 27.19—2.66

ProUShL20

50042 24.33 23.64 23.64—1.57

Coach .90

17462 49.28 46.42 46.64—4.36

ProUSSP500

39515 21.27 20.35 21.21+2.32

Chevron 3.12

5.10

3.02

3.03—.20

5.57

24.76 5.59—.34

83176 18.18 17.92 17.97—.53

CocaCola 1.88 19569 68.94 67.95 68.02—1.26

PrUltSP500s .05e 14349 51.14 48.44 48.60—6.77

ConocPhil 2.64 19091 65.52 64.33 64.58—2.24

PrUltCrders

ConsolEngy .40 22533 45.03 43.27 44.17+1.75

ProctGam 2.10 20801 61.27 60.51 60.61—1.06

Corning .20

30172 14.67 14.20 14.24—.83

ProUSR2Krs

16148 57.82 56.00 57.75+5.12

CSVelIVSts

38149 8.82

8.33 8.35—1.31

PulteGrp

19320 4.51

4.20

4.21—.49

DeltaAir

24369 7.48

7.21

RadianGrp .01 x15395 2.49

2.08

2.21—.37

DrSCBrrs

44838 53.89 51.47 53.87+6.88

RegionsFn .04

32157 4.35

4.25

4.25—.29

DirFnBrrs

50763 65.62 63.16 65.52+7.96

RiteAid

18270 1.06

1.02

1.05—.02

DirLCBrrs

14228 47.84 45.73 47.78+5.38

SpdrDJIA 3.08e 28294 111.70 109.85 109.98—4.28

DrxFnBull

100552 13.31 12.75 12.76—2.01

SpdrGold

DirxSCBull

39295 41.81 39.46 39.58—6.62

S&P500ETF 2.44e 615338 116.64 114.66 114.84—4.83

Disney .40f

29014 32.69 32.30 32.33—1.04

SpdrOGEx .47e 19182 51.67 49.92 50.13—3.25

DowChm 1f

19058 28.65 27.96 28.00—1.55

SandRdge

35391 7.53

EMCCp

153475 20.97 19.97 20.19—2.32

Sanofi 1.82e

16370 35.24 34.78 34.88—1.12

EKodak

155029 3.19

Schwab .24

31868 12.18 11.88 11.89—.66

2.67

7.36—.44

2.96+.27

15762 32.54 30.98 31.05—3.34

41421 177.26 176.41 177.19+2.77

7.08

7.12—.76

ExxonMbl 1.88 39616 72.79 71.18 71.41—2.75

ScrippsNet .40 18527 41.12 40.13 40.20—2.15

FordM

136400 10.70 10.43 10.45—.67

SemiHTr .64e

FMCG s 1a

36674 45.17 43.76 43.85—2.76

SwstAirl .02

18674 8.32

8.05

8.06—.41

SprintNex

103433 3.67

3.57

3.60—.12

FrontierCm .75 15513 7.23

7.10

7.13—.18

28863 28.55 27.88 27.91—1.45

GameStop

22964 19.57 18.34 19.49—.97

SPMatls 1.30e

37666 33.65 33.00 33.01—1.52

GenElec .60f

144174 15.78 15.41 15.43—.80

SPHlthC .63e

23144 31.60 31.14 31.17—1.00

GenMotn

23613 24.08 23.54 23.62—1.32

SPCnSt .83e

25110 29.94 29.52 29.54—.69

GenOnEn

18089 3.04

2.89

2.91—.18

SPConsum .59e 20902 35.33 34.85 34.88—1.47

Genworth

18673 6.38

6.20

6.28—.40

SPEngy 1.06e

63858 66.36 64.98 65.19—3.15

GoldmanS 1.40 18146 113.66 112.04 112.77—4.48

SPDRFncl .18e 287124 12.57 12.36 12.37—.65

Goodyear

22039 12.68 12.00 12.04—1.30

SPInds .67e

59694 30.44 29.68 29.71—1.61

Hallibrtn .36

31294 43.72 41.97 42.12—3.33

SPTech .35e

29717 23.58 23.08 23.11—1.15

HartfdFn .40

16161 19.34 18.48 18.54—1.66

SPUtil 1.33e

27667 32.69 32.30 32.35—.63

HeclaM

15777 7.26

7.20+.09

Suncorgs .44

15921 31.40 30.25 30.30—2.03

HewlettP .48

54850 30.18 29.01 29.11—2.28

Synovus .04

18370 1.36

HomeDp 1

25065 32.81 32.17 32.21—1.20

TaiwSemi .52e 18877 11.21 10.81 10.81—.70

iShGold

22622 17.77 17.68 17.76+.27

Target 1.20f

18273 50.24 49.05 49.58—.97

iShBraz 3.42e

41789 61.41 60.55 60.65—3.26

TexInst .52

27540 26.22 25.52 25.55—1.38

iShJapn .17e

37172 9.62

USBancrp .50

18290 21.75 21.44 21.49—.94

iSMalas .39e

18279 14.53 14.29 14.32—.27

USOilFd

27705 33.09 32.30 32.37—1.64

iSTaiwn .29e

26436 13.19 12.93 12.94—.67

USSteel .20

21733 28.94 27.75 27.78—2.31

40172 39.87 39.38 39.58+.25

ValeSA 1.14e

41867 26.23 25.81 25.87—1.89

iShSilver

7.11

9.53

9.54—.32

1.29

1.29—.10

iShChina25 .85e 47178 36.56 36.01 36.06—1.61

ValeSApf 1.14e 17130 24.21 23.85 23.91—1.61

iSSP500 2.45e 19122 117.05 115.09 115.20—4.93

ValeroE .20

iShEMkts .84e 181834 40.69 40.05 40.07—2.10

VangEmg .82e 52843 41.81 41.13 41.17—2.03

iShB20T 4.02e 51989 111.46 109.92 111.41+3.32

VerizonCm 1.95 27808 35.45 34.90 34.93—.68

iSEafe 1.68e

49962 51.82 51.13 51.20—2.45

VMware

15683 83.93 78.03 78.20—9.98

iShR2K .94e

121414 68.23 67.02 67.02—3.44

WalMart 1.46f

23292 51.62 50.39 50.45—1.10

iShREst 2.09e

27715 55.14 54.24 54.27—2.23

Walgrn .90f

15697 35.20 34.45 34.49—1.65

InvMtgCap 3.94e 56050 18.04 17.50 17.59—1.71

WeathfIntl

18631 16.70 16.33 16.39—.99

ItauUnibH .84e 28774 17.34 16.98 17.02—1.06

WellsFargo .48 68888 24.45 23.71 23.77—1.11

JPMorgCh 1

79375 35.47 34.92 34.98—1.59

Xerox .17

24894 8.05

JohnJn 2.28

22966 63.58 62.51 62.60—1.66

Yamanag .18

24500 15.74 15.40 15.63+.11

JnprNtwk

18879 20.96 20.00 20.04—1.66

19723 19.80 19.39 19.47—1.48

7.84

7.86—.45

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MILAN (AP) — World stock markets plunged today as rising signs of a U.S. recession combined with renewed worries over the financial health of Europe’s banks. After a few days of relative calm in the markets, especially when compared with the huge volatility of the previous week, investors are back in an unforgiving mood as the negative newsflow culminated in a woeful manufacturing survey from the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. Its main indicator of factory activity slid to minus a near 2 1/2 year low of 30.7 in August from a positive 3.2 reading in July. The slide suggests a recession is well and truly in prospect in the Philadelphia region — anything below zero indicates a contraction in activity.

“This was obviously a terrible report, and, if sustained, readings like these would be consistent with recession,” said Joshua Shapiro, chief U.S. economist at MFR Inc. In the U.S., the government said more people filed for unemployment benefits last week than were expected. And there are signs that inflation is rising — consumers paid more last month for gasoline, food and clothes. The Dow Jones industrial average at one point was down more than 500 points. It’s now down 436 at 10,973. All the major market indexes are down more than 4 percent. Asian markets started the worldwide drop. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index fell 1.3 percent after the country said its exports fell 3.3 percent in July from a year earlier.

The banks took a particular beating from fears over the global economic recovery combined with the prospect of a new tax on financial transactions and renewed concerns over Greece’s bailout. French bank Societe Generale and British bank Barclays leading the way down, with losses of around 8 percent. With investors’ appetite for risk so evidently low, it’s unsurprising that assets like gold and the Swiss franc were back in favor — both are considered safe haven assets for investors to park their cash. By contrast, the euro was in retreat, trading 0.8 percent lower at $1.4312, and oil prices also tanked alongside equities. Benchmark crude for September delivery was down $4.25 to $83.33.

Tampa teen in school murder plot had several run-ins with the law TAMPA, Fla. — At 17 years old, Jared Cano had been expelled and had several runins with the law, though none of the charges from burglary to drug possession had been pressed. When Tampa police, who periodically checked on the teen because of his troubled past, were tipped off that Cano was plotting to bomb the school that had kicked him out a year earlier, they thought the information was plausible enough that they knocked on his apartment door and his mother let them search the place. Cano had amassed shrapnel, plastic tubing, timing and fuse devices to make pipe bombs, all for a plot in which he intended to cause more casualties than the Columbine High School massacre where 13 were killed before the two student attackers killed themselves, police said Wednesday.

U.S. to call for Assad to leave power in Syria WASHINGTON — U.S. officials said the Obama administration is ready to make an explicit call for Syrian President Bashar Assad to leave power and has notified Arab and European allies that an announcement is imminent. The timing is still in flux but preparations are in place for the White House to issue a statement today demanding that Assad step down, the officials said. This would be accompanied by an announcement of new sanctions on the Assad regime and followed by an on-camera appearance by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clin-

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Government probing Standard and Poor’s WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is investigating whether the Standard & Poor’s credit ratings agency improperly rated dozens of mortgage securities in the years leading up to the financial crisis, the New York Times reported. The newspaper said the investigation began before Standard & Poor’s cut the United States’ AAA credit rating this month, but says it’s likely to add to the political firestorm created by the downgrade. According to sources, the Justice Department has been asking about instances in which the company’s analysts wanted to award lower ratings on mortgage bonds but might have been overruled by other S&P business managers.

Coca-Cola plans $4B China investment BEIJING — Coca-Cola Co. said today it plans to invest $4 billion in China as food brands scramble to expand in its consumer market. The investments will take place over three years beginning in 2012 and raise CocaCola’s total investment in China between 2009 and 2014 to $7B, the company said.

Regulators to consider La. riverboat move

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Jared Cano, 17, center, is led out of the courtroom Wednesday in Tampa, Fla.

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ton to reinforce the U.S. position, the officials said. Meanwhile, a high-level U.N. human rights team in Geneva said Syria’s crackdown against anti-government protesters “may amount to crimes against humanity.”

20 killed by bomb in Afghanistan KABUL, Afghanistan — A roadside bomb killed at least 20 passengers traveling on a minibus today in western Afghanistan, another example of civilians being caught in the crossfire of the fighting between Taliban insurgents and the U.S.-led coalition.

In the country’s east, a suicide car bomber attacked a coalition base today, killing two Afghan security guards, officials said, and the Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

Police make new arrest in phone hacking case LONDON — Police said officers investigating Britain’s tabloid phone hacking scandal have arrested a 38-year-old man. The suspect, whom police declined to name, was arrested today at a London police station after he attended voluntarily. Britain’s Guardian newspaper reported the man was James Desborough, a former Los Angeles-based reporter covering Hollywood for the now-shuttered News of the World tabloid.

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana casino regulators are trying to decide whether to allow Isle of Capri Casinos Inc. to sell one of its two gambling boats in Lake Charles to a group that wants to move it to Bossier City. The proposed deal with Paradise Casino LLC involves the Crown Casino, the lowest-performing riverboat in the state. The Crown typically garners less than $2 million per month in gambling revenue.

Special-interest dollars flow to Dems WASHINGTON — An Associated Press analysis of campaign fundraising found that Democrats who are trying to regain control of the House next fall have raked in more than $15 million from political action committees this year, raising money from special interests even as President Barack Obama promotes his ban on such funds. More than $1 million lowed to the re-election committees of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., and the Democratic National Committee chairwoman, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla.


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sippi Department of Information Technology. The state will pay AT&T $2 million a year for each of the next eight years to use the company’s fiber optic lines, Barbour said. He said the $16 million is a significant savings from the estimated $70 million it would’ve cost the state to build the network. Felix Okojie, chairman of the research consortium, said the group envisions increases in biomedical, ecological and oceanographic

research and high-performance computing. Mayo Flynt, president of AT&T-Mississippi, said the Mississippi Research Network will have a 20 gigabit capacity — the ability to move 20 billion bits of information per second. He said the average home DSL line can handle 6 megabits, or 6 million bits of information per second. “Make no mistake: This is not your average service upgrade,” Flynt said.

Lampton Continued from Page A1. in the 1964 deaths of Henry Hezekiah Dee and Charles Eddie Moore, both 19. Seale died Aug. 2 in a federal prison in Indiana. Lampton, who was appointed U.S. attorney for the Southern District in 2001, also prosecuted reputed Klansman Ernest Avants in the 1966 killing of Ben Chester White, a black handyman. Lampton retired from the bench in 2009. His health had been deteriorating since

a 2007 Jeep accident on his farm. He suffered a spinal cord injury in the crash. U.S. Attorney John Dowdy said Lampton was “the epitome of a career prosecutor.” Public defender Bill Goodwin, who lived near Lampton in McComb, said the two had frequent court battles. “We battled and fought and screamed at each other, but he was a man of absolute integrity,” he said.

teams haven’t hoisted the winning trophy in the same season since 2006. It will mark the final Red Carpet Bowl for Vicksburg High head coach Alonzo Stevens, who will retire at the end of the year after 10 years of leading the Gators. “We feel good right now,” Stevens said. “But we want our kids to know their assignments. If you know your assignments, you give yourself a chance.” Warren Central coach Josh Morgan said most of the talk has been about the Vikings’ opponent, which suits him just fine. “Everybody is talking about Pearl and not much about us,” Morgan said. “That’s OK. We’re an unknown quantity at this stage.” At St. Aloysius, the Flashes are seeking to have a quick start and return the StraussStallings Trophy back to Grove Street. St. Joe won last year’s game, 21-6, but the Flashes still lead the series, with 31 wins to 17 losses. “Everyone is excited,” St. Aloysius coach B.J. Smithhart said. “This is our longest-played game. It’s got a

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Porters Chapel wide receiver Lee Kirk, a senior, catches the ball during practice this week.

friday night’s games • Red Carpet Bowl — 6 p.m., Vicksburg vs. Brandon; 8:30 p.m., Pearl vs. Warren Central; both games at WC’s Viking Stadium. • Union Christian at PCA — 7 p.m. • Madison-St. Joe at St. Aloysius — 7:30 p.m. trophy involved and we want to get it back.” The sentiments of a new season echo from Porters Chapel Road to Grove Street, out Mississippi 27 and on Confederate Avenue. Nerves will be frayed and butterflies plentiful. “Everybody gets a little

edgy, a little nervous,” Patrick said of the first game of a new season. “You always want to put your best foot forward and it gets everybody excited. The competitive juices are flowing.”

• Sports reporters Ernest Bowker and Jeff Byrd contributed to this report.

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2010-2011 ACT scores Subject English Math Reading Science Composite

VWSD 17.8 17.7 18 18.2 18.1

St. Al 23.4 19.9 22.7 21.3 21.9

State 18.6 18.2 18.8 18.7 18.7

National Benchmark 20.6 18 21.1 22 21.3 21 20.9 24 21.1 n/a

*Porters Chapel Academy scores unavailable scholarships. In Mississippi, 10 percent of those tested met all four benchmark scores, the lowest in the country. Massachusetts had the highest with 43 percent. The national average is 25 percent. “I’m proud of the fact that we have higher scores than the state and higher scores than the national averages, but at the same time we’re not going to be satisfied with that,” said Michele Connelly, principal of St. Al since 2005 and a guidance counselor for six years before. “We’re always going to continue to work toward improving our schools.” Dr. Elizabeth Duran Swinford, superintendent of the VWSD, said she was “puzzled” by the district’s declines because students have made gains in Subject Area Tests, given

annually at the state’s public high schools. “We’re above the state average in math on the Subject Area Test, and to drop from 18.2 to 17.7 was kind of amazing to us,” said Swinford, who is in her second year leading the district. Swinford attributed the decline to limited attention. “Our focus this year wasn’t on improving ACT scores,” she said. “Our focus was on teaching curriculum, learning curriculum and passing the Subject Area Tests. I have to get the kids graduated before I think about getting them into colleges. If they don’t pass the Subject Area Tests, it doesn’t matter what they do on the ACT.” The ACT was first administered in

1959. Students may begin taking it at any age, and can repeat it as many times as they want. The content tests knowledge gained in grades seven through 12. The cost is $34, plus extra fees for extra services. Swinford said seventh-graders in the VWSD in the spring will be offered a smaller, practice version of the ACT, which costs $8.50. The district will pay the fee, she said. The Mississippi Department of Education has its own method of assessing student knowledge — the Subject Area Tests for high-schoolers and MCT2 exams for third- through eighth-graders. The MDE for years had rated school districts on a Level 1 through 5 system, 1 being the worst and 5 the best. Starting with the 2008-2009 academic year, the state began using a seven-part scale — “Star School,” “High Performing,” “Successful,” “Academic Watch,” “Low Performing,” “At Risk of Failing” and “Failing.” The VWSD was rated “At Risk of Failing” for two years and moved up two notches this year to “Academic Watch.”

deaths Gloria Lee Phillips Davis TOPEKA, Kan. — Gloria Lee Phillips Davis died Aug. 15, 2011, at Midland Care Hospice House in Topeka following a battle with ovarian cancer. Gloria was born in 1937, the only daughter of Emery and Lydia Beam of Mankato, Kan. She earned her bachelor of science degree in education from Kansas University and her master’s in special education from University of Louisiana at Monroe. She was a beloved teacher for many years at Claiborne Christian Academy. She is survived by her husband, John Davis of Topeka; daughter, Sally L. Phillips Green and husband Brian of Vicksburg; son, Philip E. Phillips of Wichita, Kan.; four grandchildren, David Phillips of Shreveport, La., Matthew Phillips, Wichita, and Sydney Albritton and Michael Green, both of Vicksburg. Also surviving are stepchildren, Doug Davis and wife Sally; Cynthia Pfannenstiel and husband Mike; Mike Davis and wife Kathy; six stepgrandchildren and eight stepgreat-grandchildren. Visitation will be at Kevin Brennan Family Funeral Home, 2801 SW Urish Road, from 6 until 8 tonight. Funeral service will be Friday at 10 a.m. at Wanamaker Woods Church of the Nazarene with interment to follow Saturday at 1 p.m. in Mankato with burial at Mount Hope Cemetery.

See www.kevinbrennanfamily.com for a full obituary, memorial information and online condolences.

Thomas Patrick Jackson UTICA — Thomas Patrick “TP” Jackson died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, at St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital. He was 40. Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Larry Wayne James Larry Wayne James died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011, at his home. He was 55. Mr. James was born in Greenville and had lived in Vicksburg for a number of years. He was a selfemployed truck driver. He was preceded in death by his father, Durwood James. He is survived by a brother, Butch James of Rosedale; and his mother, Daphine R. James of Vicksburg. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Glenwood Funeral Home with the Rev. Earnie Hall officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 10 a.m. Friday until the service.

James G. Kennedy Sr. James G. Kennedy Sr. died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. He was 85. Born in Carlsbad, N.M., he

was a longtime resident of Vicksburg and had been a resident of Madison, Miss., for the past five years. Mr. Kennedy was the son of the late James Richard Kennedy and Beulah Rodrigues Kennedy Hennington. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army. Mr. Kennedy was a graduate of Mississippi College and was a civil engineer with the USACE Waterways Experiment Station, retiring in 1985 with 37 years of service. He was a member of the American Legion, Vicksburg Riding

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ACT Academy had been delivered to the private school, headmaster Doug Branning said today, but had not been reviewed. The ACT’s Mississippi contact this morning said the agency cannot release individual schools’ scores. PCA students tested during the 2009-2010 academic year outpaced the state average, 19.5 to 18.8. A breakdown of the individual subject areas showed: • St. Al improved in English, from 23.3 to 23.4, and reading, from 22.1 to 22.7; declined in math, 20.5 to 19.9; and stayed the same in science, 21.3. • VWSD declined in all — English, from 18.2 to 17.8; reading, 18.7 to 18; math, 18.2 to 17.7; and science, 18.7 to 18.2. The national English score was 20.6; the state, 18.6. The national reading score was 21.3; the state, 18.8. The national math score was 21.1; the state, 18.2. The national science score was 20.9; the state, 18.7. The ACT sets benchmarks for the subject areas: English, 18; reading, 21; math, 22; and science 24. The benchmarks determine if a student is ready for college. It’s up to colleges and universities to decide what scores are acceptable for admission. Highscoring students are typically offered

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Club, Red Carpet Riding Club and Bowmar Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Katherine Muirhead Kennedy of Madison; a daughter, Debbie Kennedy McMullen (Bill) of Vicksburg; a son, James G. Kennedy Jr. (Dinah) of Madison; two grandsons, Chuck O’Quinn of Learned and Kyle Smith of Atlanta; and four greatgrandchildren, Marissa, Cody, Hayden and Matthew O’Quinn. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Riles Funeral Home with interment at Greenlawn

Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be tonight from 5 to 7 and from 1 p.m. Friday until the service. Pallbearers will be Jerry Rodrigues, Bart Rodrigues, Ronnie Rodrigues, Henry Wayne Muirhead, Wayne Muirhead and Paul Ratliff. Honorary pallbearers will be Carl Ratliff, Brown Nevels, Morris Ratliff, V.O. Stevens, Neil Brooks, James Abney, Joe Scott and Ed Lawler. Memorials may be made to favorite charities.

WEATHER This weather package is compiled from historical records and information provided by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the City of Vicksburg and The Associated Press.

LOCAL FORECAST Friday-Saturday Partly cloudy Friday night, slight chance of rain, lows in the mid-70s; mostly sunny Saturday, slight chance of rain, highs in the upper 90s

STATE FORECAST TONIGHT Partly cloudy tonight, slight chance of rain Friday-Saturday Partly cloudy Friday night, slight chance of rain, lows in the mid-70s; mostly sunny Saturday, slight chance of rain, highs in the upper 90s

Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 90º Low/past 24 hours............... 71º Average temperature......... 81º Normal this date................... 81º Record low..............53º in 2004 Record high......... 102º in 2000 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.............. 0.63 inch This month..............1.45 inches Total/year.............. 23.78 inches Normal/month......1.78 inches Normal/year........ 35.22 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Friday: A.M. Active............................ 9:46 A.M. Most active................. 3:35 P.M. Active...........................10:09 P.M. Most active.................. 3:57 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 7:45 Sunset tomorrow............... 7:44 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 6:29

RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 22.2 | Change: -0.6 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 16.7 | Change: NC Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 13.1 | Change: NC Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 15.9 | Change: NC Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 2.8 | Change: -0.3 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 7.2 | Change: 0.1 Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................69.4 River....................................69.3

MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Friday....................................... 24.1 Saturday................................. 24.0 Sunday.................................... 23.7 Memphis Friday..........................................9.4 Saturday....................................9.2 Sunday.......................................9.1 Greenville Friday....................................... 27.8 Saturday................................. 27.5 Sunday.................................... 27.3 Vicksburg Friday....................................... 21.7 Saturday................................. 21.3 Sunday.................................... 21.1


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Schedule

PREP FOOTBALL

Red Carpet Bowl VHS vs. Brandon Warren Central vs. Pearl Friday, 6 p.m., at WC Porters Chapel hosts Union Christian Friday, 7 p.m. St. Aloysius hosts Madison-St. Joe Friday, 7:30 p.m.

On TV 7 p.m. Fox - Don’t expect the stars to get more than a few series as the Philadelphia Eagles battle an in-state foe, the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Who’s hot ERNESTO MEJIA

A night after breaking the Mississippi Braves’ record for home runs in a season, the M-Braves first baseman drove in his record-tying 80th RBI of the season in a 12-3 rout of the Huntsville Stars on Wednesday. Story/B2

Sidelines SEC officials still mum on expansion

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Tennessee’s interim athletics director said Wednesday that she is referring all questions about possible expansion of Southeastern Conference to the league’s commissioner. During the SEC’s annual meeting of athletic directors, Tennessee’s Joan Cronan said don’t expect any expansion news from the meeting. “I think all you’re going to get from any of us is ‘no comment,’ Cronan said. She added that the ADs “are deferring all questions about expansion to the (SEC) commissioner.” Several other SEC athletic directors declined any comment. Reports continue to swirl this week about Texas A&M possibly becoming the SEC’s 13th member. Florida president and SEC president and chancellors committee chairman Bernie Machen said recently that though they are satisfied with their current alignment, future conditions may make it advantageous to expand. Texas A&M plans to take a while before making a decision on its conference affiliation. School President R. Bowen Loftin has said there is no timetable for any decision and any realignment by Texas A&M will take place after a “lengthy” process. “What we do, if anything, will be in the best interest of Texas A&M and the state of Texas,” Loftin said earlier this week.

LOTTERY La. Pick 3: 3-9-8 La. Pick 4: 6-0-1-3 Easy 5: 2-8-17-18-21 La. Lotto: 1-4-6-14-15-17

Powerball: 18-28-31-48-52 Powerball: 37 ; Power play: 4

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Harris ready to play at QB for PCA By Ernest Bowker ebowker@vicksburgpost.com Peter Harris was only issued one helmet. This week, at least, he’ll wear a lot of hats. The Porters Chapel Academy junior is normally a starting wide receiver but will see the majority of his snaps at quarterback in Friday night’s season-opener against Union Christian. It will be the first time Harris has played quarterback in a varsity game. “It’s going to be kind of tough. I can do it, though. I can do anything I put my mind to,” said Harris, who rushed for 268 yards and three touchdowns as a backup running back last season. The move became necessary when starter Jonah Masterson had to have his appendix removed three weeks ago. Masterson is recovering nicely and has been throwing in practice. With the opener being a nondistrict game, however, PCA coach Wade Patrick said he’s content to limit the sophomore to a few series. Masterson threw for 2,011 yards and 16 touchdowns last season. “Jonah is probably going to take a few snaps. He’s been cleared,” said Patrick, who will make his debut as the Eagles’ coach. “The season is long and these first two

Bryant Hawkins•The Vicksburg Post

Porters Chapel quarterback and wide receiver Peter Harris throws during Tuesday practice at Eagles Field.

On the air Friday 7 p.m. 104.5 FM Union Christian at PCA games, in the grand scheme

of things, don’t matter. We need him to be healthy at the end of the year.” With Masterson ailing, Patrick turned to the athletic Harris as a replacement. The speedster was second on the team in rushing last season and had been making the transition to receiver. Now

he’ll slide into another role, at least temporarily. Although the shuffling is a necessity, Patrick said it’s a role he envisioned Harris as suited for from the start. “He’s going to be our versatile guy. He’s not going to come off the field,” Patrick said. “We’re going to have

to find ways to get the ball in his hands. He’s explosive. He’s just a natural athlete. Quick feet and good hands.” Harris’ first live action at quarterback came two weeks ago in a scrimmage against Tallulah Academy. He said See PCA, Page B3.

Gators want a better start By Steve Wilson swilson@vicksburgpost.com Vicksburg has one motto this season. Finish. It was something the Gators did precious little of in a 2-9 season. The Gators were good in stretches of play, but key breakdowns and mental lapses ended up biting them in critical moments. “We’d play 24 minutes, 12 minutes, 30 minutes, 41 minutes,” Vicksburg coach Alonzo Stevens said. “We want to play 48 minutes, that’s our war cry around here. When you’ve got heat on you and heat on you,

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you’ve got to settle down and think.” The Gators take on Brandon in the early game of the Red Carpet Bowl at Warren Central on Friday. One thing Stevens and the

Vicksburg coaching staff has stressed is going back to basics. At times last season, the complexity of the gameplan caused too many mistakes caused by overthinking. Players would be caught flat-footed rather than reacting to plays instinctively. Stevens wants each member of his lineup to just focus on his responsibility and nothing more. “You give yourself a chance when you know your assignments,” Stevens said. “We’ve got to be sharp in what we do. We’ve been telling them don’t come to the

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See Gators, Page B3.

Vicksburg’s Charles Cole runs the ball during 3-on-3 practice at the VHS practice field Tuesday.

Opportunity knocking for county teams in openers For the first time this season and probably the last, every team in the county is undefeated. Opportunity is knocking for county teams Friday on a rare night when all four schools — Porters Chapel, St. Aloysius, Vicksburg and Warren Central — will be playing in Vicksburg. The Red Carpet Bowl promises a pair of good games, as Vicksburg battles Brandon in the opener and Warren Central tangles with Pearl in the nightcap. Warren Central and Vicksburg combined for four wins last year and a slow start proved to be fatal to both. In last year’s Red Carpet Bowl, the Vikings were bombed by Ocean Springs,

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35-0, while Gulfport rolled to a 49-7 victory over the Gators. Neither team could overcome the slow start. This year, a winning start is exactly what both schools need. Warren Central is greener than a gourd in many spots on the roster, and a victory over a Pearl team that likely

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will go deep in the Class 5A playoffs could be a springboard to a strong start. Winning breeds confidence like nothing else and it validates everything the players sweated for during two-adays, when the thermometer flirted with triple digits every day. Losing has the opposite effect, especially on a young team trying to find its identity. Vicksburg is in the same boat. The Gators need a fast start because the schedule is an uphill slog just like last year. After a bye week following the Red Carpet Bowl, Vicksburg travels to Richwood (La.) and will host a pair of teams that made the playoffs. Tylertown lost in the Class

3A semifinals while Lawrence County fell to St. Stanislaus in the first round of the Class 4A state playoffs. A defense that last year got shredded like sharp cheddar has to morph from no resistance to at least a speed bump for opposing offenses. The offense has to cut down on penalties and turnovers that took away scoring opportunities last year. St. Aloysius is in one of Class 1A’s toughest regions with archrival Cathedral and perennial powerhouse Mount Olive. An opener against Catholic rival MadisonSt. Joe is exactly what the young Flashes need as they battle for the Strauss-Stallings Trophy, awarded to the winning team of each year’s

friday’s Games x-Vicksburg vs. Brandon, 6 p.m. Union Christian at Porters Chapel, 7 p.m. Tallulah Academy at Park Place, 7 p.m. Riverfield at Central Hinds, 7 p.m. Port Gibson at Hollandale, 7:30 p.m.

Raymond at Hinds AHS, 7:30 p.m. Madison-St. Joe at St. Aloysius, 7:30 p.m. x-Warren Central vs. Pearl, 8:30 p.m. x-Red Carpet Bowl at Warren Central

game. Porters Chapel has the easiest opponent on the docket, as it hosts Union Christian. After a 2-8 season, Union will likely offer little resistance to a PCA team that will be playing mostly without quarterback Jonah Masterson. While none of these games count as far as teams making the playoffs, the confidence gained in an opening night victory can lead to bigger and better things. That boost would be something all four teams can use for the challenges ahead. •

Steve Wilson is sports editor of The Vicksburg Post. You can follow him on Twitter at vpsportseditor. He can be reached at 601-636-4545, ext. 142 or at swilson@vicksburgpost.com.

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GOLF 2 p.m. TGC - PGA Tour, Wyndham Championship LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES 2 p.m. ESPN - Billings, Mont. vs. Rapid City, S.D. 4 p.m. ESPN2 - Oranjestad, Aruba vs. Hamamatsu City, Japan 7 p.m. ESPN - Warner Robins, Ga. vs. Lafayette, La. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 6 p.m. MLB - San Francisco at Atlanta NFL 7 p.m. Fox - Philadelphia at Pittsburgh SOCCER 8 p.m. ESPN2 - MLS, D.C. United at Chicago TENNIS 6 p.m. ESPN2 - ATP World Tour, Western & Southern Open, round of 16

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Minor league baseball M-Braves blow out Huntsville, 12-3 One night after setting a Mississippi Braves’ single-season record of 20 home runs, Ernesto Mejia tied the M-Braves’ single-season record of 80 RBIs, which was set by Mauro Gomez in 2010, with an eighthinning single in a 12-3 victory on Wednesday. Mycal Jones and Ed Lucas led the Braves with three hits apiece at the plate. Jones and Lucas drove in three runs apiece. Zeke Spruill (2-1) went five innings. He gave up three earned runs on nine hits and struck out three. Andrew Wilson worked four innings to record his first save. He gave up just five hits while striking out one. Huntsville starter R.J. Seidel gave up six runs on four hits and three walks.

BASKETBALL Former NBA referee found dead in New Orleans NEW ORLEANS — A former NBA referee shot and killed himself in a suburban New Orleans hotel room on the same day his wife was found strangled at their Houstonarea home last week, authorities said. A law-enforcement official in Montgomery County, Texas, said Troy Raymond, 46, was a “person of interest” in the death of his wife, Leslie Anderson Raymond, whose body was discovered last Thursday at their home in Spring. Troy Raymond’s body was discovered at a hotel in Jefferson Parish. The coroner’s office said he shot himself in the head. Tim Holifield, a Montgomery County constable, said that Raymond hasn’t been named a suspect in his 41-year-old wife’s killing and it’s premature to connect their deaths.

flashback

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Aug. 18 1994 — South Africa is introduced for the first time in 36 years during the opening ceremonies of the 15th Commonwealth Games held in Victoria, British Columbia. South Africa had been banned from the Games since 1958 because of its apartheid policies. 2000 — Tiger Woods ties the 36-hole scoring record in the PGA Championship with a 5-under 67 to take a one-stroke lead over unheralded Scott Dunlap. Woods, at 11-under 133, ties the mark for relation to par last set by Mark O’Meara and Ernie Els in 1995. 2004 — Paul Hamm wins the men’s gymnastics all-around Olympic gold medal by the closest margin ever in the event. Controversy follows after it was discovered a scoring error that may have cost Yang Tae-young of South Korea the men’s all-around title. Yang, who finished with a bronze, is wrongly docked a tenth of a point on his second-to-last routine, the parallel bars. He finishes third, 0.049 points behind Hamm, who becomes the first American man to win gymnastics’ biggest prize. 2008 — A day after winning an Olympic gold medal in Beijing, Rafael Nadal officially unseats Roger Federer to become the world’s No. 1 tennis player when the ATP rankings are released. Federer had been atop the rankings for 235 weeks.

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W Detroit............................65 Cleveland.......................61 Chicago.........................61 Minnesota......................54 Kansas City...................51

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W Texas.............................72 Los Angeles..................65 Oakland.........................55 Seattle...........................53

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Pct GB .528 — .513 2 .500 3 1/2 .443 10 1/2 .411 14 1/2 Pct GB .581 — .524 7 .447 16 1/2 .434 18

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National League East Division

W Philadelphia...................79 Atlanta...........................72 New York.......................60 Washington....................58 Florida............................57

L 42 52 63 63 66

Central Division

W Milwaukee......................73 St. Louis........................66 Cincinnati.......................60 Pittsburgh......................58 Chicago.........................54 Houston.........................40

L 51 58 63 64 70 84

West Division

W Arizona..........................69 San Francisco...............67 Colorado........................58 Los Angeles..................55 San Diego.....................55

L 54 57 67 67 70

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GB — 8 1/2 20 21 23

Pct GB .589 — .532 7 .488 12 1/2 .475 14 .435 19 .323 33 Pct GB .561 — .540 2 1/2 .464 12 .451 13 1/2 .440 15

Wednesday’s Games Houston 4, Chicago Cubs 3 N.Y. Mets 7, San Diego 3 Philadelphia 9, Arizona 2 Cincinnati 2, Washington 1 St. Louis 7, Pittsburgh 2 San Francisco 7, Atlanta 5 Milwaukee 3, L.A. Dodgers 1 Colorado 12, Florida 5 Today’s Games L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 14-5) at Milwaukee (Estrada 3-7), 1:10 p.m. Arizona (I.Kennedy 15-3) at Philadelphia (Worley 8-1), 6:05 p.m. Cincinnati (Arroyo 7-9) at Washington (Zimmermann 7-10), 6:05 p.m. San Francisco (Lincecum 11-9) at Atlanta (Minor 2-2), 6:10 p.m. Florida (Vazquez 7-10) at San Diego (Stauffer 7-9), 9:05 p.m. Friday’s Games St. Louis (J.Garcia 10-6) at Chicago Cubs (R.Wells 4-4), 1:20 p.m. Cincinnati (H.Bailey 7-5) at Pittsburgh (Correia 12-11), 6:05 p.m. Philadelphia (Oswalt 5-7) at Washington (L.Hernandez 7-11), 6:05 p.m. Milwaukee (Marcum 10-3) at N.Y. Mets (Pelfrey 6-9), 6:10 p.m. Arizona (D.Hudson 12-8) at Atlanta (D.Lowe 7-11), 6:35 p.m. San Francisco (Vogelsong 10-2) at Houston (W.Rodriguez 8-9), 7:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Kuroda 8-14) at Colorado (Hammel 7-11), 7:40 p.m. Florida (Volstad 5-9) at San Diego (LeBlanc 1-2), 9:05 p.m.

GIANTS 7, BRAVES 5

San Francisco Atlanta ab r h bi ab r h bi C.Ross cf 3 1 0 1 Bourn cf 5 2 1 0 Fontent 2b 5 2 3 0 Prado lf 5 0 2 2 PSndvl 3b 4 0 2 2 McCnn c 5 0 1 0 A.Huff 1b 3 1 2 1 Uggla 2b 4 0 1 0 Schrhlt rf 5 1 2 0 Fremn 1b 4 1 1 0 OCarer ss 4 1 1 1 C.Jones 3b 3 0 0 1 Belt lf 3 1 0 0 Constnz rf 3 0 0 0 Whitsd c 3 0 1 1 CMrtnz p 0 0 0 0 CStwrt c 0 0 0 0 Linernk p 0 0 0 0 Cain p 3 0 0 1 Conrad ph 0 0 0 0 Runzler p 0 0 0 0 Lugo ss 4 1 0 0 Affeldt p 0 0 0 0 Jurrjns p 2 0 1 0 Heywrd rf 2 1 1 1 Totals 33 7 11 7 Totals 37 5 8 4 San Francisco..........................100 400 002 — 7 Atlanta......................................100 000 004 — 5 E—O.Cabrera 2 (3), P.Sandoval (8). LOB—San Francisco 7, Atlanta 7. 2B—Fontenot 2 (12), P.Sandoval 2 (20), A.Huff 2 (23), Prado (20), Uggla (18). CS—Whiteside (1). SF—C.Ross, P.Sandoval, A.Huff, Cain. IP H R ER BB SO San Francisco Cain W,10-9 8 5 1 0 1 9 Runzler 2-3 2 3 1 1 0 Affeldt 1-3 1 1 0 0 1 Atlanta Jurrjens L,12-5 6 8 5 5 2 1 C.Martinez 2 2 0 0 1 1 Linebrink 1 1 2 2 1 0 WP—Runzler. Umpires—Home, Paul Schrieber; First, Paul Nauert; Second, Joe West; Third, Sam Holbrook. T—2:48. A—22,002 (49,586).

minor league baseball Southern League North Division

W Chattanooga (Dodgers).31 x-Tennessee (Cubs)......29 Carolina (Reds).............23 Jackson (Mariners)........23 Huntsville (Brewers)......21

L 20 23 28 29 30

South Division

W Mobile (D-backs)...........35 Jacksonville (Marlins)....26

L 16 26

Pct. .608 .558 .451 .442 .412

GB — 2 1/2 8 8 1/2 10

Pct. .686 .500

GB — 9 1/2

Montgomery (Rays).......26 26 .500 9 1/2 Mississippi (Braves)...24 28 .462 11 1/2 x-B-ham (White Sox)....20 32 .385 15 1/2 x-clinched first half ——— Wednesday’s Games Chattanooga 7, Carolina 6 Mobile 6, Jacksonville 2 Tennessee 8, Jackson 6 Mississippi 12, Huntsville 3 Montgomery 7, Birmingham 1 Today’s Games Mobile at Jacksonville, 6:05 p.m. Carolina at Chattanooga, 6:15 p.m. Montgomery at Birmingham, 7:05 p.m. Tennessee at Jackson, 7:05 p.m. Huntsville at Mississippi, 7:05 p.m. Friday’s Games Mobile at Jacksonville, 12:05 p.m. Carolina at Chattanooga, 6:15 p.m. Montgomery at Birmingham, 7:05 p.m. Tennessee at Jackson, 7:05 p.m. Huntsville at Mississippi, 7:05 p.m.

nfl 2011 NFL Preseason Schedule Week 2

Thursday’s Games New England at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. (Fox) Friday’s Games Washington at Indianapolis, 6 p.m. Kansas City at Baltimore, 6:30 p.m. Detroit at Cleveland, 6:30 p.m. Carolina at Miami, 6:30 p.m. Arizona at Green Bay, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Jacksonville, 7 p.m. (Fox) Saturday’s Games New Orleans at Houston, 7 p.m. Tennessee at St. Louis, 7 p.m. Oakland at San Francisco, 7 p.m. Buffalo at Denver, 7:30 p.m. Minnesota at Seattle, 9 p.m. Sunday’s Games Cincinnati at N.Y. Jets, 6 p.m. San Diego at Dallas, 7 p.m. Monday’s Game Chicago at N.Y. Giants, 7 p.m. (ESPN) ———

Week 3

Aug. 25 Carolina at Cincinnati, 6 p.m. Cleveland at Philadelphia, 6:30 p.m. Washington at Baltimore, 7 p.m. (ESPN) Aug. 26 St. Louis at Kansas City, 7 p.m. Green Bay at Indianapolis, 7 p.m. (CBS) Aug. 27 Jacksonville at Buffalo, 6 p.m. N.Y. Jets at N.Y. Giants, 6 p.m. Atlanta at Pittsburgh, 6:30 p.m. Miami at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m. New England at Detroit, 7 p.m. (CBS) Dallas at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Houston at San Francisco, 7 p.m. Chicago at Tennessee, 7 p.m. Seattle at Denver, 9 p.m. San Diego at Arizona, 9 p.m. Aug. 28 New Orleans at Oakland, 7 p.m. (NBC)

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Cooper High 13, Columbus Lee 7 Noxubee County 20, South Pike 0 Rolling Fork 6, Forest Hill 0 Greenville 21, McComb 6 Murrah 26, Moss Point 18 Hattiesburg 31, Greenwood 14 Cooper 33, Yazoo City 12 Rolling Fork 38, Jackson-St. Joe 12 Temple 7, St. Augustine (La.) 0 Warren Central 34, St. Aloysius 0 Laurel 13, South Vicksburg 0 Vicksburg 7, Greenwood 7 St. Aloysius 20, Tallulah High 0 No game Brandon 26, St. Aloysius 0 Meridian 21, Warren Central 14 Vicksburg 35, Callaway 21 Warren Central 33, West Monroe 0 Columbus Lee 14, Vicksburg 0 Brandon 15, Columbus Lee 7 St. Aloysius 28, Wesson 0 West Point 48, Vicksburg 0 Moss Point 41, Warren Central 20 Warren Central 21, Callaway 13 No game St. Aloysius 32, North Carrollton 8 Warren Central 33, Picayune 14 Warren Central 23, Pascagoula 9 Vicksburg 21, Southaven 0 Warren Central 17, Murrah 0 St. Aloysius 19, Mercy Cross 8 Warren Central 28, Madison Central 0 Vicksburg 23, Louisville 7 St. Aloysius 34, Gulfport-St. John 7 Vicksburg 15, Gulfport 9 Warren Central 27, South Pike 20 St. Aloysius 53, Enterprise 0 Warren Central 34, Cleveland 7 Provine 14, Vicksburg 13 St. Aloysius 21, Enterprise 12 Murrah 10, Vicksburg 7 Warren Central 9, Provine 5 East Central 9, Warren Central 3 Vicksburg 40, Columbus 3 South Pike 21, Vicksburg 7 Warren Central 41, T.L. Weston 20 Provine 21, Warren Central 0 Vicksburg 21, Philadelphia 13 Picayune 44, Vicksburg 23 Warren Central 26, Greenwood 19 Warren Central 30, Picayune 0 Vicksburg 21, Greenwood 20 Vicksburg 20, John Ehret (La.) 7 Wayne County 15, Warren Central 10 Warren Cent. 35, Liberty-Eylau (Texas) 14 Wayne County 28, Vicksburg 14 Southaven 33, Vicksburg 18 Warren Central 17, Gulfport 7 Warren Central 33, Southaven 7 Gulfport 20, Vicksburg 8 Vicksburg 14, Memphis-Kirby 8 Warren Central 49, Indianola-Gentry 0 Warren Central 37, Memphis-Kirby 0 Vicksburg 42, Indianola-Gentry 19 South Panola 31, Warren Central 18 Clarksdale 28, Vicksburg 17 Warren Central 21, Clarksdale 12 South Panola 27, Vicksburg 6 Ocean Springs 47, Vicksburg 6 Gulfport 35, Warren Central 21 Ocean Springs 35, Warren Central 0 Gulfport 49, Vicksburg 7 ———

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*Vicksburg High...............12-14-1 St. Aloysius............................5-2 Gulfport...................................3-2 Rolling Fork............................2-0 Brandon..................................2-0 Wayne County........................2-0 South Panola..........................2-0 Ocean Springs.......................2-0 Provine...................................2-1 Meridian..................................1-0 Temple....................................1-0 East Central...........................1-0 Noxubee County....................1-0 Greenville...............................1-0 Hattiesburg.............................1-0 West Point..............................1-0 Moss Point.............................1-0 Laurel......................................1-0 Clarksdale...............................1-1 Murrah....................................1-1 Picayune.................................1-2 Southaven..............................1-2 Columbus Lee........................1-2 South Pike..............................1-2 Greenwood..........................0-2-1 St. Austine (La.).....................0-1 Forest Hill...............................0-1 McComb.................................0-1 Pascagoula.............................0-1 Yazoo City..............................0-1 Louisville.................................0-1 Madison Central.....................0-1 Mercy Cross...........................0-1 Enterprise...............................0-1 Columbus...............................0-1 T.L. Weston............................0-1 Philadelphia............................0-1 John Ehret (La.).....................0-1 Cleveland................................0-1 Wesson...................................0-1 Jackson-St. Joseph................0-1 Tallulah, La.............................0-1 West Monroe, La...................0-1 Callaway.................................0-2 Indianola-Gentry.....................0-2 Memphis-Kirby........................0-2 *Includes games as South Vickbsurg and Cooper High

2011 Warren County schedules Vicksburg High Aug. 19................................... x-vs. Brandon, 6 Aug. 26..................................................... Open Sept. 2............................... at Richwood, La., 7 Sept. 9...................................... Tylertown, 7:30 Sept. 16....................... Lawrence County, 7:30 Sept. 23..................................*at Jim Hill, 7:30 Sept. 30..................... *Northwest Rankin, 7:30 Oct. 7...........................at Greenville-Weston, 7 Oct. 14...............................*Madison Central, 7 Oct. 21......................................... *at Murrah, 7 Oct. 28............................ *at Warren Central, 7 Nov. 4............................................... *Clinton, 7 x-Red Carpet Bowl, at Warren Central *Region 2-6A games ———

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All games begin at 7 p.m. Aug. 19............................................. Union Christian Aug. 26....................................................Deer Creek Sept. 2.................................................*at Bens Ford Sept. 9..................................... *at Newton Academy Sept. 16.................................................. *Park Place Sept. 23..........................................Benton Academy Sept. 30................................................ at Tri-County Oct. 7.....................................................at Sylva Bay Oct. 14.....................................................*Heidelberg Oct. 21.....................................................Manchester Oct. 28.....................................................*at Prentiss *District 4-A games ———

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Hinds AHS Aug. 19..................................... Raymond, 7:30 Aug. 26.................................. at Richland, 7:30 Sept. 2................................. *St. Aloysius, 7:30 Sept. 9........................................*Stringer, 7:30 Sept. 16.......................... *at Mount Olive, 7:30 Sept. 23............................. *Bogue Chitto, 7:30 Sept. 30................................... *at Dexter, 7:30 Oct. 7................................................. *Salem, 7 Oct. 14..................... *at University Christian, 7 Oct. 21...................................................... Open Oct. 28..........................................*Cathedral, 7 Nov. 5.....................................*at Resurrection, *Region 4-1A games ———

Central Hinds

Madison Parish

All games begin at 7 p.m. Sept. 2....................................................... Mangham Sept. 9....................................................Port Gibson Sept. 16............................................................. Delhi Sept. 23................................................at Loreauville Sept. 30.......................................... Lake Providence Oct. 7........................................................... *Rayville Oct. 14...................................................... *Richwood Oct. 21....................................................... *at Carroll Oct. 28...................................................... Open date Nov. 4.................................................*at Farmerville *District 2-3A games

transactions BASEBALL

American League

SEATTLE MARINERS—Acquired RHP Chance Ruffin from Detroit to complete an earlier trade. Designated LHP Aaron Laffey for assignment. Signed RHP Victor Sanchez and OF Jose Leal.

National League

ATLANTA BRAVES—Signed INF Wes Helms to a minor league contract and assigned him to Gwinnett (IL). Activated RHP Jair Jurrjens from the 15-day DL. Reassigned RHP Randall Delgado to Gwinnett. CHICAGO CUBS—Recalled RHP Casey Coleman from Iowa (PCL). Optioned LHP Scott Maine to Iowa. COLORADO ROCKIES—Acquired LHP Drew Pomeranz from Cleveland to complete an earlier trade and assigned him to Tulsa (Texas). FLORIDA MARLINS—Placed RHP Brian Sanches on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Aug. 10. Activated RHP Ryan Webb from the 15-day DL. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES—Placed 3B Placido Polanco on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Aug. 7. Selected the contract of RHP Michael Schwimer from Lehigh Valley (IL).

BASKETBALL NBA

Aug. 19.......................... Madison-St. Joe, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 26................... at Greenville-St. Joe, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 2..............................*at Hinds AHS, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9.......................................... *Salem, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 16........................................*Dexter, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23...................*University Christian, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30.............................. *at Cathedral, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8......................................*at Resurrection, TBA Oct. 14.............................................*Stringer, 7 p.m. Oct. 21...................................................... Open date Oct. 28.................................... *Bogue Chitto, 7 p.m. Nov. 4............................................... *at Mount Olive *Region 4-1A games ———

Aug. 19................................. at Simmons, 7:30 Aug. 25........................ Coahoma County, 7:30 Sept. 2......................at Jefferson County, 7:30 Sept. 9............................. at Madison Parish, 7 Sept. 16......................... *at Germantown, 7:30 Sept. 23................................*Mendenhall, 7:30 Sept. 30...................................*Raymond, 7:30 Oct. 7.........................................*at Florence, 7 Oct. 14..........................................*at Magee, 7 Oct. 21........................................... *Richland, 7 *Region 6-4A games ———

Tallulah Academy

All games begin at 7 p.m. Aug. 19................................................ at Park Place Aug. 26........................................................Lee, Ark. Sept. 2.............................................. *Claiborne Aca. Sept. 9...................................................*at Riverfield Sept. 16....................................................*at CENLA Sept. 23...........................................................*Amite Sept. 30................................................... *Glenbrook Oct. 7.............................................Prentiss Christian Oct. 14.......................................................*at WCCA Oct. 21....................................................Prairie View Oct. 28.........................................*at Union Christian *District 3-A games ———

SAN ANTONIO SPURS—Named Matt Herring director of athletic performance.

Warren Central Aug. 19......................................... x-Pearl, 8:30 Aug. 26...................................... Callaway, 7:30 Sept. 2...............................at Hattiesburg, 7:30 Sept. 9.................................... at Natchez, 7:30 Sept. 16.................................................... Open Sept. 23................. *at Northwest Rankin, 7:30 Sept. 30.....................*Greenville-Weston, 7:30 Oct. 7............................ *at Madison Central, 7 Oct. 14..............................................*Murrah, 7 Oct. 21..........................................*at Clinton, 7 Oct. 28......................................... *Vicksburg, 7 Nov. 4.............................................. *Jim Hill, 7 x-Red Carpet Bowl *Region 2-6A games ———

Oct. 14....................................... at Canton Academy Oct. 21............................................... *at River Oaks Oct. 28.............................................. *at Prairie View *District 3-AA games ———

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All games begin at 7 p.m. Aug. 19....................................................... Riverfield Aug. 26.......................................... at Bowling Green Sept. 2............................................Copiah Academy Sept. 9.............................................Lamar Academy Sept. 16.................................. at Indianola Academy Sept. 23...................................at Simpson Academy Sept. 30..................................................... Sylva-Bay Oct. 7.........................................................*Riverdale

FOOTBALL NFL

NFL—Fined Detroit DE Ndamukong Suh $20,000 for a hit on Cincinnati QB Andy Dalton in an Aug 12 game. DENVER BRONCOS—Claimed DL DeMario Pressley off waivers from Indianapolis. DETROIT LIONS—Waived/injured S Randy Phillips. Signed S Aaron Francisco. Released OL Jeff Maddux and CB Maurice Leggett from injured reserve. NEW YORK JETS—Agreed to terms with LB Aaron Maybin. Waived WR Cordarol Scales and CB Richard Taylor. PITTSBURGH STEELERS—Signed DB Kevin Dockery and DB Macho Harris. Placed WR Limas Sweed on the waived/injured list. Waived TE Eugene Bright. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS—Signed QB Josh McCown to a one-year contract.

COLLEGE

BOSTON COLLEGE—Promoted Nat Graham to men’s assistant head basketball coach and Woody Kampmann to men’s assistant basketball coach. EASTERN MICHIGAN—Named Mike Hart offensive quality control assistant football coach. ELIZABETH CITY STATE—Named Brenda Brown women’s volleyball coach. ELON—Named Jonathan Potter and Taylor Saxe men’s assistant soccer coaches. GEORGE WASHINGTON—Named Ashley Dell and Sean Warlick assistant swimming coaches. HIGH POINT—Named Michael Phipps men’s volunteer assistant lacrosse coach. MASSACHUSETTS—Named Rebecca Capinera women’s assistant soccer coach. MCNEESE STATE—Named Mike Smith softball coach. QUINNIPIAC—Named Paul Nemetz-Carlson women’s assistant ice hockey coach. SAN JOSE STATE—Named Sylvain Malroux women’s tennis coach. S.C.-AIKEN—Named Travis Broome assistant sports information director.

LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 1-3-3 La. Pick 4: 7-7-7-0 Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 6-5-0 La. Pick 4: 7-4-5-8 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 8-8-2 La. Pick 4: 3-0-3-2 Wednesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 3-9-8 La. Pick 4: 6-0-1-3 Easy 5: 2-8-17-18-21 La. Lotto: 1-4-6-14-15-17 Powerball: 18-28-31-48-52 Powerball: 37 ; Power play: 4 Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 9-8-1 La. Pick 4: 8-5-9-7 Friday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 6-6-6 La. Pick 4: 6-2-4-6 Saturday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 6-8-7 La. Pick 4: 3-4-3-1 Easy 5: 3-8-16-25-29 La. Lotto: 5-16-25-26-29-34 Powerball: 9-12-35-50-58 Powerball: 4; Power play: 2


Thursday, August 18, 2011

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Giants hold off Braves’ rally ATLANTA (AP) — Matt Cain dominated for eight innings. The San Francisco Giants were barely hanging on at the end. Cain threw five-hit ball to snap his three-game losing streak, but the Giants narrowly avoided another loss to Atlanta in the final at-bat, preserving a 7-5 victory over the Braves on Wednesday night. After Cain turned over a 7-1 lead, the Braves scored four runs and had the tying run at the plate. Brian McCann struck out swinging against Jeremy Affeldt. “I think we won,” manager Bruce Bochy quipped. “Just when you think you have a chance to cross your legs for a second, we’re facing the tying run up there.” The Giants broke it open with four runs in the fourth, one of them driven in by Cain (10-9) on a sacrifice fly. But he did his best work on the mound, striking out nine and giving up only an unearned run in the first on Chipper Jones’ bases-loaded walk. Cain started working out of the stretch exclusively, even while retiring the last 18 hitters he faced. “Mechanically, in the windup, I wasn’t quite going

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Atlanta Braves outfielder Michael Bourn, left, avoids the tag of San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval in the first inning on Wednesday. right,” he said. “So I switched to the stretch to try to keep stuff a little more in line and found that good rhythm and just tried to stay with it.” San Francisco pounded All-Star Jair Jurrjens (12-5), taking advantage of a pitcher

who wasn’t sharp in his first start coming off the disabled list. He surrendered eight hits and five runs in six innings. “I felt good,” Jurrjens insisted. “I just left some pitches up. I was a little rusty.”

The Braves won the first two games of the series, rallying for three runs in the ninth for a 5-4 victory Monday, then pulling out a 2-1 win in 11 innings on Tuesday. They nearly did it again, closing to 7-5 on Martin Prado’s tworun double after Giants shortstop Orlando Cabrera dropped Michael Bourn’s soft blooper behind the mound to extend the inning. Affeldt got McCann on a 3-2 pitch. “You don’t want to go down without a fight,” Atlanta’s Freddie Freeman said. “At least we gave them a little scare at the end.” Once the Giants pushed their margin above three runs, Atlanta was in trouble. San Francisco improved to 32-0 when leading by at least three runs, the majors’ only undefeated team in those situations. The win came at a good time for the struggling Giants, who’ve been plagued by injuries and were knocked out of first in the NL West with a stretch of only five wins in 18 games. They closed to 21⁄2 games behind Arizona in the division race and within five games of wild card-leading Atlanta.

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New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham, top, catches a touchdown pass at the end of practice on Wednesday.

Graham growing into expanded role

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By Brett Martel The Associated Press

Busby ready to make Tallulah debut

METAIRIE, La. — Jimmy Graham spiked the ball ferociously after a touchdown catch during a recent training camp practice, drawing a combination of cheers and laughter from the fans behind the end zone. The celebration seemed to be Graham’s way of saying he was really starting to understand how to play in the NFL, and having fun doing it. “We’re just competitive and I knew they were going to watch it later on film, so it’s funny,” Graham said of the spike, which came after he made leaping catch in a crowd of defenders, much like the way he grabbed rebounds when he was a college basketball power forward. “I am 10 times better than I was last year at this point,” Graham continued. “But for me it’s still (about) working hard and just keep taking those baby steps.” Graham, who came from humble beginnings in North Carolina that included being picked on while living in a group home for children and being told by relatives that he’d “amount to nothing,” leans toward modesty when talking about himself. Yet, while Graham talks about “baby steps,” the Saints see the 6-foot-6, 265-pound tight end making significant strides toward becoming one of the more fearsome compo-

From staff reports Friday will be premiere night in Tallulah. On one sideline, Chris Busby will make his debut as Tallulah Academy’s head coach. On the other, Park Place Christian will play its first game of 11-man football. Neither is quite sure what to expect. “This is making me very nervous. My first game,” laughed Busby, who was Tallulah’s defensive coordinator last season and spent nearly a decade as an assistant at Porters Chapel and St. Aloysius. On his opponent, Busby wasn’t as nervous as he was uncertain. Park Place spent the last two seasons playing eight-man football and is making the transition to 11-man this year. The Crusaders were just 2-8 last season. Busby said Park Place’s switch to 11-man has made any game film from last year useless, and any information gleaned from other coaches sketchy. Although it doesn’t figure to be Tallulah’s toughest game of the season, going in nearly blind is causing some unease. “It’s good and it’s dangerous because they’re unknown in 11-man,” Busby said. “We have to focus in and make sure we know

Central Hinds will feature a lot of new players in its 2011 lineup, but hopes it can continue a recent trend of success when it opens the season Friday night at home against Riverfield. Central Hinds is 15-1 over its last 16 regular-season games. It has not lost consecutive games in the regular season since dropping four in a row in 2009. The Cougars are averaging 35 points per game during the streak, have given up just 12 and posted three shutouts.

War Dawgs and their opponents, though, has never been this big. Hinds opens the season on Friday night against Raymond, a Class 4A rival located about 20 miles east on Mississippi 18. It’s the first of two consecutive nonregion games against 4A schools for Hinds, which moved to Class 1A in the last Mississippi High School Activities Association realignment. “Being here at Hinds AHS, there’s no intimidation at all. Most of the teams we’re going against are 3A and 4A,” Hinds coach Michael Fields said. “We’re used to being outnumbered and outtalented. Until last year, we had never faltered.” Hinds posted a 1-9 record last season. The good news is, the one victory was a 22-17 decision over Raymond, which endured a woeful 2-9 season of its own. “It tests our character. Coming off a 1-9 season, we’ve got a lot of question marks,” Fields said. “If we can’t rise to the occasion for this game, it’s going to be a long year.”

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what our responsibilities are. We have to have our stuff fine-tuned because we don’t know what we’re walking into.”

Riverfield at Central Hinds

coach Lynn Lang wanted a tougher opener for his club. He will get it with a trip to Hollandale to battle the Simmons Blue Devils. “This is as good a team as I have had and I feel we could upgrade the schedule. That’s why I picked up Hollandale Simmons, and then Coahoma County the following week, to open up the season,” Lang said. “We need to be tested early. Since I’m from Greenville, I know Hollandale Simmons has been a good consistent program.” The Blue Devils went 8-5 last year, making it to the second round of the Class 2A playoffs. In 2007, they advanced to the Class 2A finals. They have a new coach, but he comes from one of the state’s best programs. Rodger Benton was the offensive line coach at West Point and all the Green Wave did last year was go 15-0 and win the Class 5A state title. Port Gibson returns nine starters from an offense that averaged 24.7 points per game last season. Quarterback Silento Sayles leads the way after passing for 1,600 yards. Mississippi State commit Adarius Barnes is Port Gibson’s two-way threat at receiver and safety. “We’re ready to come out and play,” Barnes said.

Hinds AHS has never shied away from scheduling bigger schools. The gap between the

With an experienced team that made the Class 4A playoffs last year, Port Gibson

was a tight game. “The way we played Gulfport, we were proud for a half,” Stevens said. “Then we let one play dominate the ballgame. It became a trend from the Richwood, Lawrence County games too. We played so long and then we took plays off. You can’t do that.” Brandon is a talented team that has a Mississippi State

commitment, big defensive end Nelson Adams, in the fold. Adams comes in at a burly 6-foot-5, 260 pounds and will present a tough matchup for Vicksburg tackles Norman Price and Jeremy Hill. While the Bulldogs, who finished 7-6 last year, are a spread team, 200-pound tailback Chris Richmond gives them a physical dimension

on the ground. He scored three touchdowns in limited duty last year. Stevens wants to avoid a repeat of last year’s 0-6 start, when the Gators were unable to handle adversity and their confidence wilted in pressure situations. “The confidence would be astronomical,” Stevens said.

Patrick said he’ll do what he can to make Harris’ life easier on Friday night by changing the gameplan some. There will be more runs, and shorter and fewer pass plays than are likely to be called once Masterson returns. “He’s got a good arm. We just haven’t had time to work on his mechanics,” Patrick

said. “You keep it to shorter routes and rollouts where he has a run-pass option. You’re looking at more quarterback leads, him running the ball more, things like that.” It will also help Harris to face what figures to be a weaker opponent like Union Christian. The Lions are 2-17 and have been shut out eight times over the last two

seasons. While trying not to take Union Christian lightly, Patrick said it was still important for his team to play well. “They’re a young team. I think he has four seniors and two juniors. We’ve just got to play our brand of football and take care of the football. No mistakes, and we’ll be fine.”

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nents of their already explosive offense. Some of that is based on his performance in the latter part of 2010, when quarterback Drew Brees began targeting him more. Graham wound up starting five games, finishing with 31 catches for 356 yards, including one reception as long as 52 yards, and five touchdowns. “It’s easy to spot just raw talent, which he obviously (has),” Brees said. “He wants to be great and he is willing to work to do that. That is everything that you would want in a guy. He listens. ... He is starting to understand how important technique and fundamentals are.” After playing four seasons of basketball at Miami, Graham played one season of football with the Hurricanes. He caught 17 passes for 213 yards and five touchdowns. The Saints decided they had seen enough to take Graham in the third round of the 2010 draft, and hope that Brees eventually would develop the same chemistry with Graham that he had with another converted basketball player, Antonio Gates. By the end of 2010, Graham’s growth made it easier for the Saints to release starting tight end Jeremy Shockey. Graham understood the move was a vote of confidence in him, but he was conflicted because he saw Shockey as a mentor.

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tonight on tv n MOVIE “Cruel World” — Following his dismissal from a television reality show, a deranged man, Edward Furlong, holds hostage a group of curvaceous collegians who believe they are starring in a show of their own./7 on Chiller n SPORTS NFL — Don’t expect the stars to get more than a few series as the Philadelphia Eagles battle an in-state foe, the Pittsburgh Steelers./7 on Fox n PRIMETIME “Rookie Blue” — Gail and Dov Edward Furlong work with Swarerk as they try to protect an informant from a dangerous gang; Chris and Andy participate in competitive equine training./9 on ABC

THIS WEEK’S LINEUP n EXPANDED LISTINGS TV TIMES — Network, cable and satellite programs appear in Sunday’s TV Times magazine and online at www.vicksburgpost. com

MILESTONES n BIRTHDAYS Former first lady Rosalynn Carter, 84; Roman Polanski, director, 78; Robert Redford, actor-director, 75; Martin Mull, actorcomedian, 68; Elayne Boosler, comedian, 59; Denis Leary, actor-comedian, 54; Madeleine Stowe, actress, 53; Everlast, rock singer and hip-hop artist, 42; Masta Killa, rapper, 42; Christian Slater, actor, 42; Edward Norton, actor, 42; Andy Samberg, actor-comedian, 33. n DEATH Ralph D. Albertazzie — A retired Air Force colonel who piloted Air Force One for President Richard Nixon and flew Henry Kissinger on a historic secret mission to begin talks with China has died at his home in Falling Waters, W.Va., at 88. Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg said Wednesday that no service will be held.

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Martina McBride’s new single, “I’m Gonna Love You Through It,” is an inspirational song about going through cancer, and for the video, she enlisted the help of a few famous faces to convey the message. “Good Morning America” anchor Robin Roberts, singer Sheryl Crow, ABC’s Katie Couric and “Today” anchor Hoda Kotb all appear in the clip, which was to debut Wednesday on CMT.com. Roberts, Crow and Kotb are all survivors of breast cancer. Couric’s husband died of colon

cancer. McBride, who has never had cancer, says she wanted to sing the song to give hope and positive messages to those going through the struggle. She says it “takes a lot of strength and a lot of love to get through something like that.” The song is from her new album, “Eleven,” due out Oct. 11.

Perry ties Jackson record on Billboard When Katy Perry first came on the scene, some dismissed her as a one-hit wonder. Three years later, she’s proved she’s a multi-hit wonder, becoming the first woman to score five No. 1 songs from one album on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Her “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” set the precedent: It’s the latest No. 1 from her platinum alKaty bum “Teenage Dream.” Only Michael Jackson Perry had five No. 1s from one album before Perry, from “Bad.” But Jackson spent a total of seven weeks at the top with his “Bad” songs. Perry has been at the top perch now for a cumulative 18 weeks. Perry’s first major hit was the song “I Kissed a Girl” in 2008.

‘Idol’ locks in Lopez to return as judge If there was ever any doubt, it’s gone now. Jennifer Lopez will be back at the judge’s panel for the 11th season of “American Idol.” The Fox network has made Lopez’s return official, along with her fellow judges, Aerosmith rocker Steven Tyler and record producer Randy Jackson. In addition, Fox said Wednesday that Ryan Seacrest will be back as host. Singer-actress Lopez debuted as a judge this past season. But in recent weeks, she had publicly been coy about whether she would stay with the hit musical competition.

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Abercrombie not a fan of ’The Situation’ Abercrombie & Fitch is offering to pay Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino and his fellow “Jersey Shore” cast members so they’ll stop wearing the brand on the show. The clothing company said in a news release posted Tuesday that it’s concerned that having Sorrentino seen in its clothing could cause “significant damage” to the company’s image. Abercrombie said a conMike “ The Situation” nection to The Situation goes Sorrentino against the “aspirational nature” of its brand and may be “distressing” to customers. The Ohiobased retailer said it has offered a “substantial payment” to Sorrentino and producers of the MTV show so he’ll wear something else.

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Bravo mum on ‘Housewives’ plans By Sandy Cohen AP entertainment writer LOS ANGELES — Bravo isn’t saying what might happen to the second season of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” following the unexpected death of Russell Armstrong, estranged husband of cast member Taylor Armstrong. The couple’s marital troubles were part of the drama on the first season of the reality show, which follows the lavish lifestyles of six women living in the posh neighborhood. Their problems were to remain part of the plot of season two, set to premiere Sept. 5. Russell Armstrong, 47, an investment banker and venture capitalist, was found dead Monday night, hanging in a home on Mulholland Drive. Los Angeles County Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter said no suicide note was found. Armstrong appeared on several episodes during the show’s first season, accompanying wife Taylor to various events. Taylor Armstrong often discussed the couple’s relationship on the show, and fellow housewife Kyle Richards said that would continue in season two.

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Russell and Taylor Armstrong Richards said in an interview last week that viewers could expect to see “Taylor’s situation, just seeing that unravel, and it’s a very emotional subject; a very difficult subject.” Bravo provided an advance copy of the season premiere episode to the press last week that shows Taylor Armstrong telling the other housewives that she and her husband are going to therapy. Later, she bursts into tears at a dinner

Fashion icon Coco Chanel was Nazi spy, book claims PARIS (AP) — Coco Chanel: A fashion icon whose name has become shorthand for timeless French chic, a shrewd businesswoman who overcame a childhood of poverty to build a luxury supernova and ... a Nazi spy? A new book by a Paris-based American historian suggests Chanel not only had a wartime affair with a German aristocrat and spy, but that she herself was also an agent of Germany’s Abwehr military intelligence organization and Coco a rabid antiChanel Semite. Doubts about Chanel’s loyalties during World War II have long festered, but “Sleeping with the Enemy: Coco Chanel’s Secret War” goes well beyond those previous allegations, citing as evidence documents culled from archives around the world. The book, published in the U.S. on Tuesday by Knopf, has ruffled feathers in France, where the luxury industry is a pillar of the economy and Chanel is widely regarded as the crowning jewel. The House of Chanel was quick to react, saying in a statement that “more than 57 books have been written about Gabrielle Chanel. ... We would encourage you to consult some of the more serious ones.” Hal Vaughan, an 84-year-old World War II veteran and longtime journalist who previously wrote two other history books, insists that he is serious. “Sleeping with the Enemy” is the fruit of more than four years of intense labor born out of an accidental find in France’s national police archive, he said. “I was looking for something else and I come across this document saying ‘Chanel is a Nazi agent, her number is blah, blah, blah and her pseudonym is Westminster,’” Vaughan said. “I look at this again and I say,

‘What is this?’ I couldn’t believe my eyes! “Then I really started hunting through all of the archives, in the United States, in London, in Berlin and in Rome and I come across not one, but 20, 30, 40 absolutely solid archival materials on Chanel and her lover, Baron Hans Gunther von Dincklage, who was a professional Abwehr spy,” Vaughan said.

party when one of the other women’s husbands tells her that therapy is a sign of weakness. She is also shown shopping for lingerie to help spice up her marriage. Court records show Taylor Armstrong filed for divorce on July 15 in Los Angeles. Russell Armstrong had not yet responded to her petition. There is no word on whether the couple’s divorce is to be reflected on the show, but it

wouldn’t be the first. Last season, Camille Grammer’s divorce from her exhusband, actor Kelsey Grammer, played out on the reality series. Brandi Glanville, a new cast member for season two, is facing the aftermath of her public divorce from actor Eddie Cibrian, who recently wed singer Leann Rimes after an apparent affair documented in tabloids and gossip websites.


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Mom turns daughter’s wedding into battle with ex-husband Dear Abby: I’m in a real pickle. My ex-wife, “Gloria,” and I have been divorced eight years, but have managed to remain civil to each other. Last year, my daughter had a big birthday party to which I wanted to bring a date. Gloria decided that she would not attend because it would be “hurtful” to see me with another woman. After my daughter called me in tears, I canceled my date and went to

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the party alone. Now my daughter is about to be married and I want to bring a date to the ceremony. Again, Gloria has announced that she will forgo the plea-

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BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION If tomorrow is your birthday: Although in the next year another person’s interests might set you off in a direction different from the one you wanted, you should nevertheless experience great success. It might not be what you intended, but you’ll end up loving it. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Aim high if you like, because substantial achievements are possible at this point in time. Of course, you might not be able to do the impossible, but you should be able to handle the difficult. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Your judgment is pretty good currently, so now is the time to review past mistakes to discover what you did wrong. Doing so could serve as a preventive measure for you in the future. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Stop and take the time to figure out how to eliminate any continuing obligations you would like to get rid of. The means to do so can be found without causing any problems. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Extra care needs to be given to a development that requires some skillful handling. If you don’t allow yourself to be pressured into making a hasty judgment call, you’ll come out okay. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Give priority to matters that could increase your earnings, because financial indicators are trending in your favor right now. There is one situation in particular that can be bountiful. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Do what you can to reassure a friend that you’re truly his or her true chum. It shouldn’t be difficult to find ways to express your loyalty, but making the time to do so might be. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — You might have trouble finding ways to further another person’s interests, because you may not be able to figure out what she or he wants, but not so with your own endeavors. Get working on both. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — It is quite possible that your ideas are far superior to those of your peers, but convincing them of that is another story. Let them think your brainstorms came from them and it won’t be. Aries (March 21-April 19) — Whether or not you’ve been pretty good lately at handling your funds, continue to be extra careful. You might not be as skillful at fiscal prudence as you think. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Although you prefer to work alone, a partnership arrangement might work out okay for you, provided that you, not your counterpart, is the one playing the leading role. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Do what you can to assist your co-workers without making a big deal over it. Your deeds will have greater impact if they are carried out unobtrusively, without any fanfare. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — It is generally pretty easy to get your way with friends, but every once in a while some might protest. It could be one of those days, so tread softly, without being demanding.

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BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: I’m well aware that teens have growing and maturing bodies and that much of the growth takes place when the teen is sleeping, so sufficient rest is very important. My mother is convinced that I need a minimum of 10 hours of sleep every night. I disagree. If I were to stay in bed for 10 hours, I would sleep for eight and stare at the ceiling for two. Please tell my mom that I can function perfectly with eight hours of rest per night. — Allison, Clinton, Iowa. Allison: The amount of sleep a body requires differs from person to person. For some teens, eight hours of sleep is sufficient, while others need additional rest. The key is getting the amount of rest your body requires on a regular basis. For example, if you get six hours of sleep on a Fri-

day night, you can’t sleep for 10 hours on Saturday night to make up the two lost hours. Sleep, unlike fat, cannot be stored. In your situation, a minimum of eight hours of sleep per night, might well be sufficient. Only you can make this judgment. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@ Copley News Service.

sure of seeing our daughter get married “so I can have my way and prove to the world I’m able to get a date.” My daughter is caught in the middle and wants us both there. I foresee a host of problems in the future if Gloria’s behavior continues. My girlfriend is understanding, but I wish I could include her in family activities, especially one-ofa kind events like weddings. Your thoughts, Abby? — Ari-

zona Dad in Conflict Dear Arizona Dad: Clearly you have gotten on with your life and Gloria hasn’t. Eight years is a long time, and by now your ex should have adjusted to the fact that you have separate lives. I, too, foresee a host of problems in the future if you and your daughter continue to succumb to her emotional blackmail. One solution would be for Gloria to bring a companion

Aricept for Alzheimer’s slows its progression Dear Dr. Gott: I understand Aricept is not intended to reverse the process of brain degeneration in Alzheimer’s patients but is expected to slow the process down. I am a retired physician and have been on it for about two years, and at age 88, I feel that I am probably having the normal expected results. I am slowly getting worse, primarily because of memory loss, etc. Do you know of any recent research that has led to any improvement in the actual treatment of Alzheimer’s? I appreciate your response. Dear Reader: While I am confident you know all the ins and outs of Alzheimer’s, I will briefly explain it for other readers. This disease is one of several forms of dementia that worsen over time, affecting memory, thinking and behavior. Risk factors for developing the disease include aging, a family history of the disorder, and having a specific combination of genes for proteins that appear as abnormal in the disease. Other factors that are not as well proven include a history of head trauma, being female and a long-standing history of hypertension. There are two types of the disorder: early- and late-onset. Early-onset is less common, with symptoms that progress rapidly appearing before the age of 65. It has been known to run in families. The late-onset form is more common and appears after the age of 65. Symptoms include difficulty with cognitive skills, memory, forgetting names and events, taking more time to perform routine activities, misplacing items, losing interest in things that were once enjoyed, becoming lost while driving down a familiar street, an inability to multitask, depression, using poor judgment, losing keys or personal items, dressing inappropriately at different times of the year and hallucinating. Some medical conditions can cause dementia or worsen its symptoms, such as anemia, medication intoxication, thyroid disease and a vitamin deficiency. Unfortunately at this stage, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s, but progression of the disease can be slowed with medication. The first drug approved by the FDA was tacrine (Cognex) in 1993, followed by donepezil

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(Aricept) in 1996, rivastigmine (Exelon) in 2000, galantamine (Razadyne) in 2001 and memantine (Namenda) in 2003 for all stages of the disease. On average, the five drugs approved by the FDA are effective for about six to 12 months for 50 percent of those individuals who take them. It is possible for a person to suffer ill effects and intoxication from these medications that can appear to worsen a condition and leave family members and caregivers with little hope. Recent treatment trials are in progress, while others have been completed. According to the chief medical and scientific officer of the Alzheimer’s Association, there are two main obstacles to overcome. First is the need for volunteers for clinical trials, followed by an increase in federal research funding. If you are interested in participating in a trial, you can contact the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org/research.

• Write to Dr. Peter Gott in care of United Media, 200 Madison Ave., 4th fl., New York, NY 10016.

of her own to the wedding. Another would be for you to sit with your ex during the ceremony and with your girlfriend at the reception. But for Gloria to say that you only want your girlfriend with you at family events “so you can show the world you can get a date” is hostile. If you don’t assert yourself and end your ex’s game-play-

ing, what will wind up happening is you having to alternate celebrating milestone events in your daughter’s and eventual grandchildren’s lives.

• Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.Dear Abby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.


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01. Legals The following vehicle is considered abandoned and will be sold for charges incurred. 1998 DODGE RAM 1500 WHITE VIN# 1B7HC16X2WS585536 1993 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500 SILVER VIN#2GCEK19K8P1138104 DATE OF SALE: TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 6, 2011 PLACE OF SALE: 560 HWY 80 EAST, VICKSBURG MS 39180 TIME OF SALE: 8:00 A.M. Publish: 8/11, 8/18, 8/25(3t) IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF RUBY LEE PHELPS ALVAREZ, DECEASED CAUSE NO.: 2011-014-PR AMENDED NOTICE TO CREDITORS Letters Testamentary having been granted on the 11th day of March, 2011 by the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi, to the undersigned Executor of the Estate of Ruby Lee Phelps Alvarez, Deceased, notice is hereby given to all persons having claims against said estate to present the same to the clerk of this court for probate and registration according to the law, within ninety (90) days from the first publication of this notice, or they will be forever barred. This the 16th day of August, 2011. /s/ Charlie A. Preacely CHARLIE A. PREACELY EXECUTOR OF THE ESTATE OF RUBY LEE PHELPS ALVAREZ, DECEASED Of Counsel: Bob Waller (MBN 6912) Waller & Waller P.O. Box 4 Jackson, MS 39205 (601) 354-5252 Publish: 8/18, 8/25, 9/1(3t) SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on July 26, 2004, ELIJAH CARL BENNETT AND JANICE BENNETT executed a Deed of Trust to FIRST LAND TRUSTEE CORPORATION as Trustee for the benefit of FIRST BANK D/B/A FIRST BANK MORTGAGE, which Deed of Trust was filed on August 9, 2004 and recorded in Book 1483 at Page 736; and WHEREAS, such Deed of Trust was re-filed on August 9, 2004 and re-recorded in Book No. 1483 at Page No. 747 in the Office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi; and WHEREAS, DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE ON BEHALF OF THE CERTIFICATE HOLDERS OF IXIS REAL ESTATE CAPITAL TRUST 2004-HE4 MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2004-HE4, the current Beneficiary of said Deed of Trust, substituted RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. as Trustee therein, as authorized by the terms thereof, as evidenced by an instrument recorded as Instrument No. 282796 - and in Book 1514 at Page 653 - in the Office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi; and WHEREAS, the afore-mentioned Appointment of Substitute Trustee recorded as Instrument No. 283772 - and in Book 1516 at Page 480 - in the Office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi was rerecorded in Book 1516, Page 480 in said records; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the terms and conditions of said Deed of Trust, and the entire debt secured thereby having been declared to be due and payable, and the legal holder of said indebtedness, DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE ON BEHALF OF THE CERTIFICATE HOLDERS OF IXIS REAL ESTATE CAPITAL TRUST 2004-HE4 MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2004-HE4, having requested the undersigned Substitute Trustee to execute the trust and sell said land and property in accordance with the terms of said Deed of Trust for the purpose of raising the sums due thereunder, together with attorney's fees, Substitute Trustee's fees and expenses of sale. NOW, THEREFORE, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Substitute Trustee, will on August 25, 2011, offer for sale at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash, within legal hours (between the hours of 11:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.) at the front steps of the Warren County Courthouse in Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi,the followingdescribed property: ALL OF LOT 11 IN BLOCK C OF THE RESURVEY OF MEADOWVALE SUBDIVISION, A SUBDIVISION IN AND TO THE COUNTY OF WARREN, STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF WHICH IS ON FILE AND OF RECORD IN THE OFFICE OF THE CHANCERY CLERK OF SAID COUNTY AND STATE IN PLAT BOOK 116 AT PAGE 225 THEREOF, REFERENCE TO WHICH IS HEREBY MADE IN AID OF THIS DESCRIPTION. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. will convey only such title as vested in it as Substitute Trustee. WITNESS my signature on this 18th day of July, 2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE 2380 Performance Dr, TX2-984-0407 Richardson, TX 75082 Telephone No. (800) 281-8219 By: /s/ Anthony Cannon Title: Assistant Vice President RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE 2380 Performance Dr, TX2-984-0407 Richardson, TX 75082 TS No.: 10 -0032668 PARCEL No. 0951 19 1910C 001700 DHGW 63210G-5SB Publish: 8/4, 8/11, 8/18(3t)

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01. Legals IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI GLORIA GIVENS PLAINTIFF VS. BENJAMIN GIVENS DEFENDANT NO. 2011-247GN SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI TO: BENJAMIN GIVENS (Residence and Post Office Address Unknown). You have been made a Defendant in the suit in this Court by Gloria Givens, Plaintiff, seeking a divorce on the grounds of Desertion, Habitual Cruel and Inhuman Treatment, and/ or alternatively irreconcilable differences. Defendants other than you in this action are: None You are required to mail or hand deliver a written response to the Complaint files against you in this action to Jerry W. Campbell, attorney for Plaintiff, whose business and mailing address is 914 Grove Street Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi, 39183. Your response must be mailed or delivered not later than thirty (30) days after the 4 day of August, 2011, which is the date of the first publication of this Summons. If your response is not so mailed or delivered, a Judgment by Default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. You must also file the original of you response with the Clerk of this Court within a reasonable time afterward. Issued under my hand and seal of said Court this the 1st day of August, 2011. (SEAL) DOT MCGEE, CHANCERY CLERK BY: /s/ Denise Bailey D.C. OF COUNSEL: Jerry Campbell Attorney at Law MSB# 5504 914 Grove Street Vicksburg, MS 39183 601-638-6812 (Telephone) 601-638-1643 (Facsimile) Publish: 8/4, 8/11, 8/18(3t)

IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY MISSISSIPPI DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR QUEST TRUST 2003-X4, ASSET BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2003-X4 PLAINTIFF VS. CIVIL ACTION NO. 2011-179GN BETH GOINGS, DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE AND ANY AND ALL PERSONS REAL OR CORPORATE HAVING OR CLAIMING ANY LEGAL OR EQUITABLE RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST TO CERTAIN PROPERTY IN WAREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI DEFENDANTS ALIAS SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION STATE OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY OF WARREN To: Beth Goings 3206 Oak Ridge Road Vicksburg, MS 39180 You have been made a Defendant in the suit filed in the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi, by Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for Quest Trust 2003-X4, Asset Backed Certificates, Series 2003-X4, in which Plaintiff seeks to Declare Mobile Home Permanently Affixed to and Part of Real Property, and for Issuance of Writ of Mandamus Requiring Issuance of Certificate of Title. You are required to mail or hand deliver a copy of a written response to the Complaint to Bradley P. Jones, the attorney for the Plaintiff, whose post office address is Post Office Box 400, Brandon, MS 39043, and whose street address is 2001 Creek Cove, Suite A, Brandon, Mississippi 39042. YOUR RESPONSE MUST BE MAILED OR DELIVERED WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS FROM THE 4TH DAY OF August, 2011, WHICH IS THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS ALIAS SUMMONS. IF YOUR RESPONSE IS NOT SO MAILED OR DELIVERED, A JUDGMENT BY DEFAULT WILL BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU FOR THE MONEY OR OTHER RELIEF DEMANDED IN THE COMPLAINT. You must also file the original of your response with the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi, within a reasonable time afterward. ISSUED under my hand and seal of said Court, this 25th day of July, 2011. DOT MCGEE CHANCERY CLERK OF WARREN COUNTY, MS BY: Denise Bailey Deputy Clerk Publish: 8/4, 8/11, 8/18(3t)

SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI AMBER B. HARGROVE PLAINTIFF VS. MICHAEL T. HARGROVE DEFENDANT NO. 2011-271GN SUMMONS THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI TO: MICHAEL T. HARGROVE You have been made a Defendant in the suit filed in this Court by Amber B. Hargrove, Plaintiff, seeking a divorce on the ground of Defendant has been sentenced to a term of service in the Florida Penitentiary, and not pardoned before being sent, constructive desertion which has been willful, obstinate and continual on the part of Defendant for the space of one year prior to the bringing of this action, habitual cruel and inhuman treatment, or, in the alternative, irreconcilable differences. Defendant other than you in this action are: None You are required to mail or hand deliver a written response to the Complaint fil d i i hi

01. Legals filed against you in this action to Mark W. Prewitt, Attorney for Plaintiff(s), whose street address is 914 Grove Street, Vicksburg, Mississippi, 39183. YOUR RESPONSE MUST BE MAILED OR DELIVERED NOT LATER THAN THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE 18th DAY OF AUGUST, 2011, WHICH IS THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS SUMMONS. IF YOUR RESPONSE IS NOT SO MAILED OR DELIVERED, A JUDGMENT BY DEFAULT WILL BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU FOR THE MONEY OR OTHER RELIEF DEMANDED IN THE COMPLAINT. You must also file the original of your Response with the Clerk of this Court within a reasonable time afterward. Issued under my hand and the seal of said Court, this the 15th day of August, 2011. DOT McGEE, CHANCERY CLERK OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI BY: s/Mary Flaggs ,D.C. Publish: 8/18, 8/25, 9/1(3t)

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on the 11th day of October, 2006, Kenneth Hopkins a married man, as joint tenants and Vickie Baker Hopkins, executed a Deed of Trust to Joan H. Anderson, Trustee for the use and benefit of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., which Deed of Trust is on file and of record in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi, in Deed of Trust Book 1619 at Page 85 thereof; and WHEREAS, said Deed of Trust was assigned to The Bank of New York Mellon fka The Bank of New York as Trustee for the Certificateholders CWABS, Inc., Asset Backed Certificates, Series 2006-22, by assignment on file and of record in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi, in Book 1500 at Page 384 thereof; and WHEREAS, the legal holder of the said Deed of Trust and the note secured thereby, substituted Lem Adams, III, as Trustee therein, as authorized by the terms thereof, by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1500 at Page 385 thereof; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the performance of the conditions and stipulations as set forth by said Deed of Trust, and having been requested by the legal holder of the indebtedness secured and described by said Deed of Trust so to do, notice is hereby given that I, Lem Adams, III, Substitute Trustee, by virtue of the authority conferred upon me in said Deed of Trust, will offer for sale and will sell at public sale and outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, during the legal hours (between the hours of 11 o'clock a.m. and 4 o'clock p.m.) at the West front door of the County Courthouse of Warren County, at Vicksburg, Mississippi, on the 8th day of September, 2011, the following described land and property being the same land and property described in said Deed of Trust, situated in Warren County, State of Mississippi, to-wit: Commencing at the Southwest corner of Lot 41 of the Union Bank Survey, a plat which is recorded in Plat Book 69 at Page 2 and 3 of the Land Deed Records of Warren County, Mississippi, and run thence North 16 degrees 30 minutes East 50 feet; thence South 73 degrees 00 minutes East 200 feet; thence South 16 degrees 30 minutes West 48.90 feet to the point of beginning of the parcel herein described; from said point of beginning, run thence South 73 degrees 00 minutes East 305.65 feet to a point on the Western right- of- way of Laughlin Street; thence along said Western right-of -way South 10 degrees 47 minutes West 100.48 feet to an old iron pipe; thence leaving said right-of-way run North 73 degrees 00 minutes West, 315.64 feet; thence North 16 degrees 30 minutes East, 99.89 feet to the point of beginning and being part of Lots Nos. 41 and 42 of the Union Banks Survey. Title to the above described property is believed to be good, but I will convey only such title as is vested in me as Substitute Trustee. WITNESS my signature, on this the 10th day of August, 2011. _______________________ LEM ADAMS, III SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE PREPARED BY: ADAMS & EDENS POST OFFICE BOX 400 BRANDON, MISSISSIPPI 39043 (601) 825-9508 A&E File #11-02996 Publish: 8/18, 8/25, 9/1(3t)

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY OF WARREN WHEREAS, on August 1, 2008, Melissa M King executed and delivered a certain Deed of Trust unto J. Allen Derivaux Jr., Trustee for the benefit of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., acting solely as a nominee for SGB Corporation DBA WestAmerica Mortgage Company, its successors and assigns, to secure an indebtedness therein described, which Deed of Trust is recorded in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi in Book 1699, Page 131; and WHEREAS, said Deed of Trust was subsequently assigned unto Chase Home Finance LLC, by instrument recorded in the Office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1514, Page 484; and WHEREAS, the holder of said Deed of Trust substituted and appointed Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., as Trustee in

01. Legals , , said Deed of Trust by instrument recorded in the Office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk Book 1514, Page 485; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the payments of indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, and the holder of said Deed of Trust, having requested the undersigned so to do, on September 1, 2011, I will, during legal hours (between the hours of 11 o' clock a.m. and 4 o' clock p.m.), at public outcry, offer for sale and will sell, at the Front door steps of the Warren County Courthouse in Vicksburg, Mississippi, for cash to the highest bidder, the following described land and property situated in Warren County, Mississippi, to-wit: ALL OF LOT 17, BLOCK 1 OF THE RESURVEY OF MEADOWVALE SUBDIVISION, A PLAT OF WHICH IS LOCATED IN PLAT BOOK 1 AT PAGE 225 OF THE LAND RECORDS OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI. (PARCEL NO. 0951-19191001013500) Title to the above described property is believed to be good, but I will convey only such title as is vested in me as Substituted Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this the 27th day of July, 2011 Stephanie Fonteno Stephanie Fonteno, Assistant Vice President Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc. 1587 Northeast Expressway Atlanta, GA 30329 (770) 234-9181 0930489MS Publish: 8/11, 8/18, 8/25(3t) NOTICE TO SERVIENT LANDOWNERS AND ANY OTHER APPLICANTS FOR LEVEE MAINTENANCE CONTRACTS The Board of Mississippi Levee Commissioners hereby advises all servient landowners and all other interested applicants that it will receive applications for Levee Maintenance Contracts until 2p.m. on August 30, 2011 on the following sections of levee in Warren County, Mississippi. Stations 566-618 BEL Sections 13 & 14; T17N; R2E Request for applications may be made to the Board of Mississippi Levee Commissioners, P.O. Box 637, Greenville, Mississippi 38702-0637. All applications filed by this date will be considered separately in a personal interview with the applicant in the Mississippi Levee Board office at 2283 Hwy 82 West, Greenville, Mississippi. Ginger Morlino, Secretary BOARD OF MISSISSIPPI LEVEE COMMISIONERS Publish: 8/4, 8/11, 8/18(3t) TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on January 9, 2009, Hugh D. Major, a married man (acting by Charles Major his duly constituted attorney in fact pursuant to the Special Power of Attorney attached to the below described Deed of Trust) and Olivia D. Major, executed a Deed of Trust to H. Farris Crisler, as Trustee for The Mortgage Connection, Inc., as Lender, and for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (MERS), as Beneficiary, which is recorded in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, MS, in Book 1699 Page 708; WHEREAS, on July 7, 2011, said Deed of Trust was assigned from Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (MERS) to Trustmark National Bank, as recorded in Book 1524 Page 510; WHEREAS, on July 7, 2011, Trustmark National Bank substituted Mark S. Mayfield as Trustee, as recorded in Book 1524 Page 511; WHEREAS, there being a default in the terms and conditions of the Deed of Trust and the entire debt secured having been declared to be due and payable in accordance with its terms, Trustmark National Bank, the holder of the debt has requested the Trustee to execute the trust and sell said land and property pursuant to its terms in order to raise the sums due, with attorney's and trustee's fees, and expenses of sale; NOW, THEREFORE, I, Mark S. Mayfield, Trustee for said Deed of Trust, will on August 25, 2011, offer for sale at public outcry, and sell within legal hours (being between the hours of 11:00 A.M., and 4:00 P.M.), at the west main door of the Warren County Courthouse, located in Vicksburg, MS, to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Warren County, MS, to-wit: Lot Seventy (70) of Fairhill Subdivision, Part III, a plat thereof which is of record in Deed Book 116. I will convey only such title as is vested in me, with no express or implied warranties. WITNESS my signature this August 4, 2011. /s/ MARK S. MAYFIELD MARK S. MAYFIELD, Trustee Mark S. Mayfield, PLLC, Riverhill Tower Building, 1675 Lakeland Dr., Suite 306, Jackson, MS 39216, Phone 601-948-3590, MayfieldAttys@aol.com Publish: 8/4, 8/11, 8/18(3t) TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on April 8, 1996, Thelma Newsome, single, executed a Deed of Trust to W. Stewart Robison, Trustee for Jim Walter Homes, Inc., Beneficiary, which Deed of Trust is recorded in Land Deed of Trust Book 1067, at Page 689, in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi; AND WHEREAS, this Deed of Trust was ultimately assigned to Mid-State Trust VI, a business trust and Walter Mortgage Company, LLC, by instrument recorded in Book 1524, at Page 446, in the office of the Chancery Clerk aforesaid; AND WHEREAS, default having been made in payment of the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note and Deed of Trust having requested the undersigned Trustee so to do, I will on the 12th day of September, 2011, offer for sale at public outcry and sell

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Legals y during legal hours between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M., at the main front door of the County Courthouse of Warren County, at Vicksburg, Mississippi, for cash to the highest and best bidder, the following described land and property, situated in Warren County, Mississippi, to-wit: All of that certain parcel or lot, lying and situated in the Southeast One-Quarter (SE1/4) of Section 28, Township 15 North, Range 4 East, of the County of Warren, State of Mississippi, more particularly described as follows, to-wit: Commence at the Northeast corner of the Northwest One-Quarter (NE Cor., NW1/4) of the Southeast One-Quarter (SE1/4) of Section 27, Warren County, Mississippi; run thence along an old fence line South 89 degrees 37 minutes West, 5040.63 feet to the East right of way line of Halls Ferry Road and the Northwest corner of that certain property owned by George Gaskin and recorded in Deed Book 958 at Page 221 of the Land Records of Warren County; thence run along the East line of said Halls Ferry Road as follows: South 07 degrees 24 minutes West, 244.3 feet; thence South 07 degrees 12 minutes East, 87.08 feet; thence South 21 degrees 43 minutes East, 100.89 feet; thence South 28 degrees 22 minutes East, 165.06 feet; thence South 31 degrees 53 minutes East, 227.54 feet; thence South 37 degrees 48 minutes East, 17.97 feet to an iron rod and the point of beginning; thence leaving the said East right of way line of Halls Ferry Road, run East 249.69 feet to an iron rod; thence run South 106.72 feet to the South line of the George Gaskin's property (Parcel 7-A); run thence West, along the South line of Parcel 7-A of the George Gaskin's property, 166.91 feet to an iron rod on the East line of Halls Ferry Road; run thence along the said East line of Halls Ferry Road, North 37 degrees 48 minutes West, 135.06 feet to the point of beginning, containing 0.51 acre. I will convey only such title as is vested in me as Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this, the 10th day of August, 2011. _______________________ /s/ W. Stewart Robison, Trustee Publish: 8/18, 8/25, 9/1, 9/8 (3t) SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS Barbara Overton executed a Deed of Trust to Tower Loan of Mississippi, Inc., d/b/a Tower Loan of Vicksburg as beneficiary, with John E. Tucker as Trustee, which Deed of Trust is dated August 24, 2007 and recorded in Book 1671 at Page 239 in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi and WHEREAS, by instrument dated, May 8, 2008, Tower Loan of Mississippi, Inc. d/b/a Tower Loan of Vicksburg did appoint Marc K. McKay as Substitute Trustee in place and stead of John E. Tucker, said instrument having been filed for record in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi, on May 16, 2008, and recorded in Book 1480 at Page 53 of the Land Records in said office; and, WHEREAS, by instrument dated, October 2, 2008, Tower Loan of Mississippi, Inc., d/b/a Tower Loan of Vicksburg did appoint Marc K. McKay as Substitute Trustee in place and stead of John E. Tucker, said instrument having been filed for record in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi, on October 6, 2008, and recorded in Book 1486 at Page 86 of the Land Records in said office; and, WHEREAS, by instrument dated, August 2, 2011, Tower Loan of Mississippi d/b/a Tower Loan of Vicksburg did appoint John E. Tucker as Substitute Trustee in place and stead of Marc K. McKay, said instrument having been filed for record in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi, on August 8, 2011, and recorded in Book 1526 at Page 68 of the Land Records in said office; and, WHEREAS default having been made in the payment under said Deed of Trust and the entire debt secured thereby having been declared due and payable in accordance with the terms thereof, and the holder of that Deed of Trust having called upon me as Trustee to execute the trust and make foreclosure thereof according to law and the terms of said Deed of trust for the purpose of raising said sum so secured and unpaid, together with the expenses of selling same, including trustees and attorney fees.; NOW THEREFORE, I, John E. Tucker, Substitute Trustee, do hereby give notice that I will offer for sale at public outcry and sell to the highest bidder for cash in hand the following described real property at the West Front Door of the Courthouse of Warren County, Mississippi at Vicksburg, Mississippi on September 9, 2011 during legal hours between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm, such property lying and being situated in Warren County, Mississippi and more particularly described as follows: Lot 34 and 35 of the North End Addition in and to said City, the plat of the survey of said addition being of record at page 124 of Deed Book 69 of the records of deeds of said county. SUBJECT TO: Restrictions as recited on Plat as recorded in Plat Book 69, Page 124 of the Public Records of Warren County, Mississippi. I shall convey only such title as is vested in me as Substitute Trustee. Dated this the 16th day of August, 2011. /s/ John E. Tucker John E. John E., Trustee Post Office Box 320001 Flowood, MS 39232-0001 601-992-0936 601-992-5176 Publish: 8/18, 8/25, 9/1, 9/8 (4t)

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01. Legals SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on June 5, 2006, Gladys Pendleton, executed a deed of trust to Lem Adams III, trustee for the benefit of "MERS" Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., which deed of trust is recorded in Deed of Trust Book 1595 at Page 369 and re-recorded in Book 1603 at Page 555 in the office of the Chancery Clerk of the County of Warren, State of Mississippi; and WHEREAS, the aforesaid deed of trust was assigned to EMC Mortgage Corporation by instrument dated July 1, 2011, and recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1524 at Page 512; and WHEREAS, the aforesaid, EMC Mortgage Corporation, the holder of said deed of trust and the note secured thereby, substituted John C. Underwood, Jr., as Trustee therein, as authorized by the terms thereof, by instrument dated July 1, 2011 and recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1524 at Page 513; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the terms and conditions of said deed of trust and the entire debt secured thereby, having been declared to be due and payable in accordance with the terms of said deed of trust, and the legal holder of said indebtedness, EMC Mortgage Corporation, having requested the undersigned Substituted Trustee to execute the trust and sell said land and property in accordance with the terms of said deed of trust for the purpose of raising the sums due thereunder, together with attorney's fees, Substituted Trustee's fees and expense of sale; NOW, THEREFORE, I, John C. Underwood, Jr., Substituted Trustee, in said deed of trust, will on the 19th day of August, 2011, offer for sale at public outcry for cash to the highest bidder, and sell within legal hours (being between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M.) at the Main front door of the County Courthouse at Vicksburg, County of Warren, State of Mississippi, the following described property situated in the County of Warren, State of Mississippi, to-wit: Part of Lot Four (4) of the Jett Survey in Section Four (4), Township (15) North, Range Three (3) East, the Lot hereby conveyed being more particularly bounded and described as follows, to-wit: Beginning at an iron stake on the West side of U.S. Highway 61, which lies Two Hundred Twenty-Nine and 1/2 (229-1/2) feet Northwardly along the West side of said U.S. Highway 61 from its intersection with the South line of Lot Four (4) of Jett Survey, a Plat of which is of record in the Chancery Clerk's Office of Warren County, Mississippi, and which lies One Hundred Eight-Three (183) feet Northwardly along said West side of said Highway from the Northeast Corner of a small parcel on said West side of said Highway conveyed by Mrs. Emmie Dabney to Gray Flowers, of record in Deed Book 186, Page 465, of the aforesaid records of deeds, and thence from said Point of Beginning North Fifty-Seven (57) degrees and Eight (8) minutes West a distance of One Hundred Fifty-One (151) feet to an iron stake on a fence line marking the West side of the aforesaid Lot Four (4) of said Jett Survey at a point lying Two Hundred Eight-Six (286) feet Northwardly along said fence and West line of Lot Four (4) from the Southwest Corner of said Lot Four (4) and lying Two Hundred Forty-Three (243) feet Northwardly along said fence and West line of Lot (4) a distance of Two Hundred Forty-Three (243) feet from the Northwest Corner of the aforesaid parcel conveyed to Gray Flowers; thence North No (0) degrees and Forty-Six (46) minutes West along said fence line and West line of Lot Four (4) a distance of Ninety-Six (96) feet to an iron stake, thence North Sixty-Six (66) degrees and Fifty minutes East a distance of Fifty-Five (55) feet to an iron stake; thence South Forty-Nine (49) degrees East a distance of One Hundred Seventy Eight (178) feet to an iron stake on the West side of aforesaid U.S. ``Highway 61; thence along the West side of said U.S. Highway 61 a distance of One Hundred (100) feet to the Point of Beginning, being a part of Lot Four (4) of said Jett Survey. I WILL CONVEY only such title as is vested in me as Substituted Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this the 22nd day of July, 2011. _______________________ John C. Underwood, Jr. SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE Control #10120832 Publish: 7/28, 8/4, 8/11, 8/18 (4t) IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI JIM M. HILL PLAINTIFF VS. CAUSE NO. 2011-259GN THELMA ROACH; UNKNOWN HEIRS OF CHARLES E. ROACH; ASSOCIATES FINANCIAL SERVICES OF AMERICA, INC.; AND ALL OTHER PERSONS HAVING OR CLAIMING ANY INTEREST IN THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED LAND, VIZ: PARCEL NO: 094D13001004011500 DEFENDANTS SUMMONS STATE OF MISSISSIPPI TO: Unknown Heirs of Charles E. Roach and All Others Claiming Any Interest in the Following Described Land, Viz: Parcel No. 094D13001004011500 You have been made a Defendant in the suit filed in this Court by Plaintiff, Jim M. Hill, seeking confirmation of title on property in Warren County, Mississippi, attorneys fees, costs, interest and any other such relief as the court may deem appropriate. You are required to mail or hand deliver a written response to the Complaint

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SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on January 13, 2006, MAURICE D. STOKES AND ANDREL D STOKES, HUSBAND AND WIFE executed a Deed of Trust to ELLIS, BRADDOCK & DEES- 16269-1 as Trustee for the benefit of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC ACTING SOLEY AS NOMINEE FOR DECISION ONE MORTGAGE COMPANY, LLC, which Deed of Trust was filed on January 17, 2006 and recorded as Instrument No. 230247 in Book 1571 at Page 832 in the Office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi; and WHEREAS, , THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWABS, INC. ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006- ABC1, the current Beneficiary of said Deed of Trust, substituted RECONTRUST COMPANY as Trustee therein in place of the afore-mentioned original Trustee, as authorized by the terms thereof, as evidenced by an instrument recorded as Instrument No. 261296 - and in Book 1484 at Page 395 - in the Office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi; and WHEREAS, THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWABS, INC ASSET- BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006- ABC1, the current Beneficiary of said Deed of Trust, substituted RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. as Trustee therein in place of the afore-mention original Trustee and substituted Trustee, as authorized by the terms thereof, as evidenced by an instrument recorded Instrument No. 288592 and in Book 1524 Page 596 in the Office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the terms and conditions of said Deed of Trust, and the entire debt secured thereby having been declared to be due and payable, and the legal holder of said indebtedness, THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWABS, INC ASSET- BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006- ABC1, having requested the undersigned Substitute Trustee to execute the trust and sell said land and property in accordance with the terms of said Deed of Trust for the purpose of raising the sums due thereunder, together with attorney's fees, Substitute Trustee's fees and expenses of sale. NOW, THEREFORE, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Substitute Trustee, will on August 25, 2011, offer for sale at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash, within legal hours (between the hours of 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) at the front steps of the Warren County Courthouse in Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi, the following-described property: PART OF SECTION 3, TOWNSHIP 16 NORTH, RANGE 4 EAST, WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS, TO- WIT: COMMENCING AT A FOUND IRON MARKING THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THAT CERTAIN CEDAR CREEK CORP TO CHARLES TONEY TRACT AS RECORDED IN DEED BOOK 1216 AT PAGE 372 OF THE LAND RECORDS OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI; FROM SAID POINT RUN NORTH 28 DEGREES 38 MINUTES 09 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 265.05 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 61 DEGREES 30 MINUTES 30 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 686.83 FEET TO A # INCH IRON ROD FOUND BEING THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE SOUTH 33 DEGREES 53 MINUTES 18 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 265.79 FEET TO FOUND IRON, THENCE SOUTH 66 DEGREES 38 MINUTES 25 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 174.45 FEET TO POINT IN THE CENTER OF THE CUL- DE- SAC OF BRANDI LANE (PRIVATE) ; THENCE NORTH 08 DEGREES 14 MINUTES 25 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 49.97 FEET TO FOUND IRON; THENCE NORTH 28 DEGREES 30 MINUTES 01 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 354.95 FEET TO FOUND IRON, THENCE SOUTH 61 DEGREES 29 MINUTES 59 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 150.00 FEET WHICH IS THE POINT OF BEGINNING, HAVING AN AREA OF 45752.6 SQUARE FEET OR 1.05 ACRES, MORE OR LESS. TOGETHER WITH A PERPETUAL, NON- EXCLUSIVE EASEMENT FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS AND THE INSTALLATION OF UTILITIES OVER AND ACROSS THE EXISTING BRANDI LANE BEING 25 FEET EITHER SIDE OF THE EASEMENT CENTERLINE DESCRIBED AS: COMMENCING AT A FOUND PIPE IN THE WESTERLY RIGHT- OF- WAY OF OAK RIDGE ROAD MARKING THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE SAID TONEY PARCEL AND RUN THENCE ALONG SAID RIGHT- OF- WAY SOUTH 28 DEGREES 30 MINUTES 01 SECONDS WEST, 156.9 FEET; CONTINUE SOUTH 28 DEGREES 46 MINUTES 01 SECONDS WEST, 5.4 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE HEREIN DESCRIBED EASEMENT; RUN THENCE ALONG SAID EASEMENT CENTERLINE AS FOLLOWS: NORTH 61 DEGREES 29 MINUTES 59 SECONDS WEST, 8.9 FEET; THENCE ALONG A CURVE TO THE LEFT HAVING A RADIUS OF 240 FEET AND A CHORD OF NORTH 68 DEGREES 34 MINUTES 07 SECONDS WEST, 59.8 FEET; THENCE NORTH 75 DEGREES 42 MINUTES 41 SECONDS WEST, 70.3 FEET; THENCE ALONG A CURVE TO THE RIGHT HAVING A RADIUS OF 241.9 FEET AND A CHORD OF NORTH 68 DEGREES 36 MINUTES 20 SECONDS WEST, 59.8 FEET; THENCE NORTH 61 DEGREES 29 MINUTES 59 SECONDS WEST, 538.5; THENCE RUN NORTH 61 DEGREES 29 MINUTES 59 SECONDS WEST, 62.57 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 61 DEGREES 40 MINUTES 02 SECONDS WEST, 13.28 FEET, THENCE RUN ALONG A CURVE TO THE RIGHT HAVING A RADIUS OF 99.07 FEET AND A CHORD OF NORTH 26 DEGREES 44 MINUTES 37 SECONDS WEST, 102.29 FEET TO THE CENTER OF THE CUL- DE- SAC AND THE POINT OF TERMINUS OF EASEMENTS. SUBJECT TO A JOINT USE NON- EXCLUSIVE ACCESS EASEMENT FURTHER DESCRIBED AS LYING 25 FEET EITHER SIDE OF THE WEST LINE OF THE ABOVE DESCRIBED EASEMENT AS HEREIN DESCRIBED FOR THE USE OF ALL ADJACENT TRACTS. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. will convey only such title as vested in it as Substitute Trustee. WITNESS my signature on this 15th day of July, 2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE 2380 Performance Dr, TX2-984-0407 Richardson, TX 75082 Telephone No. (800) 281-8219 By: /s/ Paul Butler Title: Assistant Vice President RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE 2380 Performance Dr, TX2-984-0407 Richardson, TX 75082 TS No.: 11 -0054255 PARCEL No. 085 03 9999 000150 DHGW 63107G-3SB Publish: 8/4, 8/11, 8/18(3t)

01. Legals filed against you in this action to Lauren Roberts Cappaert, Attorney for Plaintiff, whose post office address is 1201 Cherry Street, Vicksburg, Mississippi 39183. YOUR RESPONSE MUST BE MAILED OR DELIVERED NOT LATER THAN THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE 11TH DAY OF AUGUST, 2011, WHICH IS THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS SUMMONS. IF YOUR RESPONSE IS NOT SO MAILED OR DELIVERED, A JUDGMENT BY DEFAULT WILL BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU FOR THE MONEY OR OTHER RELIEF DEMANDED IN THE COMPLAINT. You must also file the original of your Response with the Clerk of this Court within a reasonable time afterward. Issued under my hand and the seal of said Court, this 8th day of August, 2011. DOT McGEE, Warren County Chancery Clerk By: Mary Flaggs Deputy Clerk Publish: 8/11, 8/18, 8/25(3t)

IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI IN THE MATTER OF THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF BANKS W. SHARP, DECEASED CHARLES FREDERICK SHARP, JR. M. D., AND HARRY CARTER SHARP, CO-EXECUTORS PROBATE NO. 2011-056PR NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF BANKS W. SHARP NOTICE is hereby given that Letters Testamentary of the Estate of Banks W. Sharp, deceased, were granted to the undersigned by the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi on the 9th day of June, 2011, and all persons having claims against said estate are hereby notified and required to have the same probated and registered by the Clerk of said Court as required by law within ninety (90) days of the date hereof. Failure to do so will forever bar such claims. WITNESS our signatures f

01. Legals this, the 8th day of August, 2011. /s/ Charles Frederick Sharp CHARLES FREDERICK SHARP /s/ Harry Carter Sharp HARRY CARTER SHARP Publish: 8/11, 8/18, 8/25(3t)

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on the 6th day of July, 2005, Charles R. Smith, Dora L. Smith, executed a Deed of Trust to Debera Bridges, Trustee for the use and benefit of Citifinancial Real Estate Services, Inc., which Deed of Trust is on file and of record in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi, in Deed of Trust Book 1541 at Page 122 thereof; and WHEREAS, the property described in said Deed of Trust was conveyed to Dora L. Smith by instrument on file and of record in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1516 at Page 687 thereof; and WHEREAS, the legal holder of the said Deed of Trust and the note secured thereby, substituted Lem Adams, III, as Trustee therein, as authorized by the terms thereof, by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1480 at Page 30 thereof; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the performance of the conditions and stipulations as set forth by said Deed of Trust, and having been requested by the legal holder of the indebtedness secured and described by said Deed of Trust so to do, notice is hereby given that I, Lem Adams, III, Substitute Trustee, by virtue of the authority conferred upon me in said Deed of Trust, will offer for sale and will sell at public sale and outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, during the legal hours (between the hours of 11 o'clock a.m. and 4 o'clock p.m.) at the West front door of the County Courthouse of Warren County, at Vicksburg, Mississippi, on the 8th day of September, 2011, the following described land and property being the


cash, during the legal hours (between the hours of 11 o'clock a.m. and 4 o'clock p.m.) at the West front door B8 of the County Courthouse of Warren County, at Vicksburg, Mississippi, on the 8th day of September, 2011, the following described land and property being the same land and property described in said Deed of Trust, situated in Warren County, State of Mississippi, to-wit: That certain Lot, Tract or Parcel of land lying and being situate in Warren County, Mississippi, more particularly described as follows to-wit: All of Lot 5 in that certain survey in said city known as "Prospect Place", a plat of which duly recorded in Book 116 at Page 7 of the land records of said county; together with all and singular the buildings and improvements thereon situate and the appurtenances thereunto appertaining and belonging. Title to the above described property is believed to be good, but I will convey only such title as is vested in me as Substitute Trustee. WITNESS my signature, on this the 10th day of August, 2011. _______________________ LEM ADAMS, III SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE PREPARED BY: ADAMS & EDENS POST OFFICE BOX 400 BRANDON, MISSISSIPPI 39043 (601) 825-9508 A&E File #11-03032 Publish: 8/18, 8/25, 9/1(3t)

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS The Vicksburg Warren School District will receive SEALED BIDS, marked 11-12-02 until 9:00A.M. on August 25, 2011 for Surplus Property. Specifications may be obtained from the Office of Purchasing at 1500 Mission 66, Vicksburg, Mississippi 39180. The Board of Trustees reserves the right to accept or reject and and all bids and to waive informalities. Dr. Elizabeth Swinford Superintendent Publish: 8/4, 8/11, 8/18(3t)

declared to be due and payable, and the legal holder of said indebtedness, BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, having requested the undersigned Substitute Trustee to execute the trust and sell said land and property in accordance with the terms of said Deed of Trust for the purpose of raising the sums due thereunder, together with attorney's fees, Substitute Trustee's fees and expenses of sale. NOW, THEREFORE, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Substitute Trustee, will on September 01, 2011, offer for sale at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash, within legal hours (between the hours of 11:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.) at the front steps of the Warren County Courthouse in Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi, the following-described property: THAT PART OF LOT 4, IN BLOCK 7 OF THE WARREN HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION, PER PLAT OF RECORD IN DEED BOOK 116 AT PAGE 198 OF THE LAND RECORDS OF THE OFFICE OF THE CHANCERY CLERK OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT A POINT IN AN EXISTING CONCRETE WALL MARKING THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 4 OF BLOCK 7 AT ITS INTERSECTION WITH THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF QUEEN STREET THENCE FOLLOW THE CONCRETE WALL DIVIDING LOTS 3 AND 4 SOUTH 46 DEGREES 11 MINUTES WEST FOR 132.2 FEET TO ITS INTERSECTION WITH AN EXISTING CYCLONE/ CYPRESS FENCE; THENCE FOLLOWING THE EXISTING FENCE SOUTH 36 DEGREES 15 MINUTES EAST FOR 45.5 FEET TO A POINT ON THE EXISTING EAST LINE OF LOT 4; THENCE FOLLOW A CONCRETE WALL ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY NORTH 47 DEGREES 15 MINUTES EAST FOR 141.5 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF QUEEN STREET; THENCE FOLLOW THE EXISTING RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE NORTH 47 DEGREES 45 MINUTES WEST FOR 48 FEET BACK TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. will convey only such title as vested in it as Substitute Trustee. WITNESS my signature on this 20th day of July, 2011. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE 2380 Performance Dr, TX2-984-0407 Richardson, TX 75082 Telephone No. (800) 281-8219 By: /s/ Anthony Cannon Title: Assistant Vice President RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE 2380 Performance Dr, TX2-984-0407 Richardson, TX 75082 TS No.: 10 -0124069 PARCEL No. 1086-29-300007010200 DHGW 63348G-6SB Publish: 8/11, 8/18, 8/25(3t)

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THOMAS, HUSBAND AND WIFE executed a Deed of Trust to CHARLES A. MYERS as Trustee for the benefit of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS A NOMINEE FOR REALTY MORTGAGE CORPORATION, A MISSISSIPPI CORPORATION, which Deed of Trust was filed on November 25, 2008 and recorded as Instrument No. 263187 in Book 1699 at Page 459 in the Office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi; and WHEREAS, Bank of America, N.A. as successor by merger to BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP, the current Beneficiary of said Deed of Trust, substituted RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. as Trustee therein, as authorized by the terms thereof, as evidenced by an instrument recorded as Instrument No. 283371 in Book 1516 at Page 197 in the Office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the terms and conditions of said Deed of Trust, and the entire debt secured thereby having been declared to be due and payable, and the legal holder of said indebtedness, Bank of America, N.A. as successor by merger to BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP, having requested the undersigned Substitute Trustee to execute the trust and sell said land and property in accordance with the terms of said Deed of Trust for the purpose of raising the sums due thereunder, together with attorney's fees, Substitute Trustee's fees and expenses of sale. NOW, THEREFORE, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Substitute Trustee, will on August 25, 2011, offer for sale at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash, within legal hours (between the hours of 11:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.) at the front steps of the Warren County Courthouse in Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi, the following-described property: ALL OF LOTS 26 AND 27 OF THAT CERTAIN SURVEY KNOWN AS "EAGLE LAKE FISHING CLUB RESURVEY OF LOTS 12, 112 AND PART OF LOTS 11 AND 111 OF THE BELLE-ISLE-ONTHE-LAKE SURVEY" AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, AT PAGE 48 OF THE LAND RECORDS OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI. INDEXING INSTRUCTIONS: LOTS 26 & 27, EAGLE LAKE FISHING CLUB RESURVEY OF LOTS 12, 112 & PT. LOTS 11 & 111 OF BELLE ISLE ON THE LAKE SURVEY. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. will convey only such title as vested in it as Substitute Trustee. WITNESS my signature on this 14th day of July, 2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE 2380 Performance Dr, TX2-984-0407 Richardson, TX 75082 Telephone No. (800) 281-8219 By: /s/ Anthony Cannon Title: Assistant Vice President RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE 2380 Performance Dr, TX2-984-0407 Richardson, TX 75082 TS No.: 10 -0143246 PARCEL No. 0367 35 0250 001200 DHGW 63335G-5SB Publish: 8/4, 8/11, 8/18(3t)

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05. Notices

IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI JIM M. HILL PLAINTIFF VS. CAUSE NO. 2011-260GN FRANK WILLIAMS; ALL UNKNOWN HEIRS OF JOHN M. TYRE; AND ALL OTHER PERSONS HAVING OR CLAIMING ANY INTEREST IN THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED LAND,VIZ: PARCEL NO: 094D13001004011600 DEFENDANTS SUMMONS STATE OF MISSISSIPPI TO: Unknown Heirs of John M. Tyre and All Others Claiming Any Interest in the Following Described Land, Viz: Parcel No. 094D13001004011600 You have been made a Defendant in the suit filed in this Court by Plaintiff, Jim M. Hill, seeking confirmation of title on property in Warren County, Mississippi, attorneys fees, costs, interest and any other such relief as the court may deem appropriate. You are required to mail or hand deliver a written response to the Complaint filed against you in this action to Lauren Roberts Cappaert, Attorney for Plaintiff, whose post office address is 1201 Cherry Street, Vicksburg, Mississippi 39183. YOUR RESPONSE MUST BE MAILED OR DELIVERED NOT LATER THAN THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE 11TH DAY OF AUGUST, 2011, WHICH IS THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS SUMMONS. IF YOUR RESPONSE IS NOT SO MAILED OR DELIVERED, A JUDGMENT BY DEFAULT WILL BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU FOR THE MONEY OR OTHER RELIEF DEMANDED IN THE COMPLAINT. You must also file the original of your Response with the Clerk of this Court within a reasonable time afterward. Issued under my hand and the seal of said Court, this 8th day of August, 2011. DOT McGEE, Warren County Chancery Clerk By: Mary Flaggs Deputy Clerk Publish: 8/11, 8/18, 8/25(3t)

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SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on February 12, 2010, ROBERT TAYLOR AN UNMARRIED PERSON executed a Deed of Trust to J WARD CONVILLE as Trustee for the benefit of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR GRAND BANK OF SAVINGS, FSB, which Deed of Trust was filed on February 16, 2010 and recorded as Instrument No. 275657 in Book 1705 at IN THE CHANCERY Page 41 in the Office of the COURT OF WARREN Chancery Clerk of Warren COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI County, Mississippi; and ESTATE OF WHEREAS, BANK OF FLORENCE H. WILLIAMS, AMERICA, N.A. AS DECEASED SUCCESSOR BY MERGER PAT W. HARTLEY, TO BAC HOME LOANS EXECUTRIX SERVICING, LP, the current CIVIL ACTION NO. Beneficiary of said Deed of 2011-101PR Trust, substituted NOTICE TO CREDITORS RECONTRUST COMPANY, Letters Testamentary having N.A. as Trustee therein, as been granted on the 4th day authorized by the terms of August, 2011, by the thereof, as evidenced by an Chancery Court of Warren instrument recorded as County, Mississippi, to the Instrument No. 282595 in undersigned Executrix of the Book 1514 at Page 522 in Estate of Florence H. the Office of the Chancery Williams, Deceased, notice Clerk of Warren County, is hereby given to all persons Mississippi; and having claims against this WHEREAS, default having Estate to present such SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S been made in the terms and claims to the Clerk of this NOTICE OF SALE conditions of said Deed of Court for probate and WHEREAS, on November Trust, and the entire debt registration according to law, 21, 2008, JOHN R secured thereby having been THOMAS, AND RENEE within ninety (90) days from declared to be due and the first publication of this THOMAS, HUSBAND AND payable, and the legal holder WIFE executed a Deed of notice, or such claims will be of said indebtedness, BANK forever barred. Trust to CHARLES A. OF AMERICA, N.A. AS This the 12th day of August, MYERS as Trustee for the SUCCESSOR BY MERGER 2011. benefit of MORTGAGE TO BAC HOME LOANS /s/ Pat W. Hartley ELECTRONIC SERVICING, LP, having PAT W. HARTLEY REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, requested the undersigned Executrix of the Estate of INC., ACTING SOLELY AS Substitute Trustee to Florence H. Williams, A NOMINEE FOR REALTY execute the trust and sell Deceased MORTGAGE said land and property in Publish: 8/18, 8/25, 9/1(3t) CORPORATION, A accordance with the terms of MISSISSIPPI said Deed of Trust for the CORPORATION, which Project11 8/10/11 12:38 PMwasPage purpose of raising the sums Deed of Trust filed on 1 due thereunder, together November 25, 2008 and with attorney's fees, recorded as Instrument No. Substitute Trustee's fees and 263187 in Book 1699 at expenses of sale. Page 459 in the Office of the NOW, THEREFORE, Chancery Clerk of Warren RECONTRUST COMPANY, County, Mississippi; and N.A., Substitute Trustee, will WHEREAS, Bank of on September 01, 2011, offer America, N.A. as successor for sale at public outcry to by merger to BAC HOME the highest bidder for cash, LOANS SERVICING, LP within legal hours (between FKA COUNTRYWIDE the hours of 11:00 a.m. HOME LOANS SERVICING 4:00 p.m.) at the front steps LP, the current Beneficiary of of the Warren County Reach 2.2 saidMillion Deed of Trust,Readers Across The State Of Mississippi Courthouse in Vicksburg, substituted RECONTRUST Warren County, Mississippi, COMPANY, N.A. as Trustee the following-described therein, as authorized by the property: thereof, as evidenced THAT PART OF   LOT 4, IN    terms an   ()    <   * 7     by instrument recorded as BLOCK 7 OF THE WARREN Instrument No. 283371 in                =   D&(  7    HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION, Book 1516 at Page 197 in PER PLAT  OF RECORD IN    &!!!'!$8.!#   /  the Office of the Chancery DEED BOOK 116 AT PAGE Clerk of Warren County,       ? G  /5  &!''8!$ 198 OF THE LAND Place Your Classified Mississippi; and RECORDS THE OFFICE WHEREAS, OF!""#$$#%&' !"8& default?!$ H"&! having Ad OF THE CHANCERY been made in the terms and       STATEWIDE CLERK OF WARREN conditions of said Deed of COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI,   &(()    In 103 Newspapers! Trust, and the entire debt MORE PARTICULARLY secured thereby having been    <   DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:  declared to ( *( (+ be due and To order, call your BEGIN AT  A POINT IN AN *+,-     and payable, the legal holder  /?   ?   ? EXISTING CONCRETE local newspaper or of said indebtedness, Bank   !((#!&.#(. WALL MARKING THE of America, ? N.A. as //I 2  *  / MS Press Services at NORTHWEST CORNER OF successor by merger to BAC ///0   / / &!(( 601-981-3060. LOT 4 OF BLOCK 7 AT ITS HOME LOANS SERVICING,      INTERSECTION WITH THE 8%&!%"(/// /& LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE STATEWIDE RATES: SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY 1  12 13  HOME LOANS SERVICING LINE OF QUEEN STREET Up to 25 words...........$210 LP, having requested the 1   1  THENCE FOLLOW THE  undersigned Substitute 1 col. x 2 inch.............$525 CONCRETE WALL    Trustee to execute the trust 1 col. x 3 inch.............$800 DIVIDING LOTS 3 AND 4 ,,,**(  ,,, 0 and sell said land and    & accordance with SOUTH 46 DEGREES 11 1 col. x 4 inch...........$1050 property in #((?(((  /0E</ MINUTES ! ! ! WEST  ! .FOR . 132.2  " . the & terms #  of said Deed of FEET TO ITS Nationwide 3 !- .%% ./% -00$ Trust for the purpose of ///0 INTERSECTION WITH AN raising the sums due Placement: EXISTING CYCLONE/ thereunder, together with CYPRESS FENCE; MPS can also place your ad attorney's fees, Substitute THENCE FOLLOWING THE Trustee's fees and expenses nationwide with convenient EXISTING FENCE SOUTH

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    36 DEGREES 15 MINUTES NOW, THEREFORE,       Call MPS at 601-981-3060 for EAST TO A  * FOR   45.5 ##4FEET  55  #5556 RECONTRUST COMPANY, POINT ON THE EXISTING rates in other states. N.A., Substitute Trustee, will       @,,  LINE 5 6  EAST OF LOT 4; on August 25, 2011, offer for  * -,    THENCE FOLLOW A ,7   !((##&#8'& 7 sale at public outcry to the CONCRETE WALL ALONG highest bidder for cash,  &!!!'!.(&.!8#:' *&((+   THE EAST BOUNDARY within legal hours (between NORTH 47 DEGREES 15  90     D'$?(((J & the hours of  11:00 a.m.

    MINUTES EAST FOR 141.5 4:00 p.m.) at the  front steps7  @?

   9 FEET TO THE90  9,:9;5 of the Warren County INTERSECTION WITH THE Courthouse Vicksburg,  :<=  $  >   in  3,7  SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY County, Mississippi,      &!""$!8".#" LINE OF3  QUEEN STREET;  0 5 Warren  7 the following-described THENCE FOLLOW THE K>   property: 3& RIGHT-OF-WAY #8#8#8 !'''#("8"8 EXISTING ALL OF LOTS 26 AND 27 LINE NORTH 47 DEGREES ///  OF THAT CERTAIN 45 MINUTES WEST FOR 48 SURVEY KNOWN AS

 ! " "" FEET BACK TO    THE POINT "EAGLE LAKE FISHING OF  BEGINNING.   ? ?CLUB @7? RESURVEY OF RECONTRUST COMPANY, LOTS 12, 112 AND PART  ;A + N.A. will convey only such OF LOTS 11 AND 111 OF title as vested in it as  ?   3? THE BELLE-ISLE-ONSubstitute Trustee. THE-LAKE SURVEY" AS    on  3 WITNESS my signature RECORDED IN PLAT this 20th day of July, 2011.  !((.8$$$$" !24: 3 BOOK 1, AT PAGE 48 OF RECONTRUST COMPANY, THE LAND RECORDS OF ! 4"= 0/0 B*C N.A., SUBSTITUTE WARREN COUNTY, 3 TRUSTEE  #$%%&' =   D&?((( *  MISSISSIPPI. 2380 Performance Dr,  INDEXING INSTRUCTIONS: 0 2    9/>  TX2-984-0407 &((/  5 LOTS 26 & 27, EAGLE Richardson, TX 75082 !''8''!'$"    #%4:  LAKE FISHING CLUB Telephone No. RESURVEY OF LOTS 12, ///  (800) 281-8219 *"!< 112 & PT. LOTS 11 & 111 By: /s/ Anthony Cannon  

   @  OF BELLE ISLE ON THE ! 3! Title: Assistant Vice LAKE SURVEY.    @  > 418!8 President RECONTRUST COMPANY, RECONTRUST COMPANY, '! N.A. will convey only such <,%$%' /5 N.A., SUBSTITUTE title as vested in it as /%- 5.- 0%/% +0 ,,-,@;E,,F9>?  TRUSTEE Substitute Trustee. 2380 Performance Dr, WITNESS my signature on  - -,@ @,,@*0  TX2-984-0407 this 14th day of July, 2011 Richardson, TX 75082 ,0, 93:3-;<$%-RECONTRUST COMPANY, TS No.: 10 -0124069 N.A., SUBSTITUTE PARCEL No. TRUSTEE 1086-29-300007010200 2380 Performance Dr, DHGW 63348G-6SB TX2-984-0407 Publish: 8/11, 8/18, 8/25(3t) Richardson, TX 75082 Telephone No. (800) 281-8219

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12. Schools & Instruction AIRLINES ARE HIRINGTrain for high paying Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified – Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 866-455-4317. ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from home. *Medical, *Business, *Paralegal, *Allied Health. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 888-210-5162. www.Centura.us.com

14. Pets & Livestock Vicksburg Warren Humane Society & MS - Span Low Cost Spay & Neuter Program CATS: Male . .$25 Female ........$35 DOGS (UNDER 40 LBS): Male . .$55 Female ........$65 • For the above category of animals, pick up applications at the Humane Society DOGS (OVER 40 LBS): Male . .$70 Female ........$80 • For dogs over 40 lbs, call 866-901-7729 for appt.

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USED TIRES! LIGHT trucks and SUV's, 16's, 17's, 18's, 19's, 20's. A few matching sets! Call TD's, 601-638-3252.

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If you are feeding a stray or feral cat and need help with spaying or neutering, please call 601-529-1535.

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18. Miscellaneous For Sale 1949 PARTIALLY RESTORED Ford tractor. 601638-5397. 1989 FORD F150 needs paint. $1,500. utility trailer with loading ramp $350. 601-218-1964. 27 TON TROY Bilt Log Splitter Honda Engine Like new $1,100. 318-574-6106 or 318-341-3333.

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SINGLE OCCUPANCYCorporate Apartments, $700 to $900 Utilities/ Cable/ Laundry. Weekly cleaning. On-Site Manager. 601-661-9747.

29. Unfurnished Apartments 2 BEDROOM, 1 bath garage apartment. Central air/ heat, washer dryer hookups, appliances. 601218-9631.

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Commodore Apartments 1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms 605 Cain Ridge Rd. Vicksburg, MS 39180

34. Houses For Sale 1865 MARTIN LUTHER King Blvd. 3 bedroom, 1 bath. Renovated $725 monthly. 732-769-5743.

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1911 Mission 66

-ACREAGE18 Acres- Horse farm, brick home, barn, office, fenced and cross fenced, manicured, move in and enjoy. 60 Acres- Timber with nice building sites, east of Edwards. 72 Acres- South of Utica, 5 acre lake, timber/ open creek with sandbars. 376 Acres- Homes County joins Holmes County State Park. Joan Vickers Real Estate, 601-969-2042. LOT FOR SALE. Bovina/ Tiffentown Road, 3.95 acres. Road frontage, Ready to build. 601-218-8292.

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PUBLIC NOTICE: PRE-LEASING FOR MADISON POINTE SUBDIVISION Madison Pointe, LLC will begin Distributing and Accepting Applications for 2, 3, and 4 bedroom homes for the newly developed Madison Pointe Subdivision in Tallulah, La, at the Tallulah-Madison Community Center located at 800 Beech Street, Tallulah, LA 71282 on WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2011 And THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 2011 Between the hours 2:00pm to 7:00pm For rapid processing of applications, applicants are to bring: Valid State Issued Identification on all HH members 18+; SS cards for all HH members (copies are acceptable); Copies of Birth Certificates for all children in HH; Income Verification(s) (3 most recent consecutive check stub, Social Security Letters, Pensions, Child Support Documentation, etc.), Section 8 award letters (if applicable); $40.00 non-refundable application fee for each HH member 18+ (money order only). Money orders are to be made payable to Madison Pointe. NOTE: Applications must be completed to be processed. Applications will not be sent nor accepted by fax, mail, nor email. Call 1-855-605-2901 should you have any questions.

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Gators hope for more points from potent offense By Steve Wilson swilson@vicksburgpost.com It is hard to believe the Gators could be a better offensive team in 2011. Vicksburg’s offense in 2010 was potent, putting up 22.6 points per contest and averaging more than 300 yards of per game. But with most of that group returning and a summer of 7-on-7 that included a trip to Washington, D.C., it’s easy to see why the Gators feel there is still room to grow.

“We’ve definitely got a potential to put up some big numbers,” senior quarterback Cameron Cooksey said. “As long as we’re consistent and do everything right, we shouldn’t have a problem doing that.” Like trying to piece together how an engine turns oxygen, fuel and spark into horsepower, the Gators’ offense is more than the sum total of its parts. The key to the Gators’ spread offense is Cooksey and top wide receiver A.J. Stamps. The two

have been playing football since middle school and make the rest of the offense go. Cooksey threw for 2,352 yards and 18 touchdowns. Stamps accounted for 1,021 of Cooksey’s passing yardage and scored 10 touchdowns. Last year was a breakout year for Stamps, who became the big-play threat that the Gators needed after showing flashes during his sophomore year. “I think we’re going to be way See Offense, Page 14.

contents porter’s chapel

• Eagles regroup under new coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 • Porters Chapel roster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Warren Central

• Vikings will have new offense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 • Warren Central roster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Vicksburg

• Alonzo Stevens ready for his final season . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 • Vicksburg roster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

St. Aloysius

• Young, yet experienced team hopes for a playoff berth . . . . . . . . . 15 • St. Aloysius roster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Central Hinds

• Despite losses, Central Hinds has plenty of weapons . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 • County football records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 • Football lexicon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Hinds AHS

team index Alcorn State . . . . . . . . . . . Central Hinds . . . . . . . . . . Hinds AHS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hinds C.C. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Madison Parish . . . . . . . Mississippi State . . . . . Mississippi College . . . Ole Miss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

34 19 22 30 24 32-33 31 38-39

Porters Chapel . . . . . . . . Port Gibson . . . . . . . . . . . . St. Aloysius . . . . . . . . . . . . Southern Miss . . . . . . . . Tallulah Academy . . . . . Vicksburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Warren Central . . . . . . .

3-6 28 15-18 36-37 26-27 11-14 7-10

colleges Hinds C.C.

• The Eagles try to get back to the MJCAA playoffs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Small colleges

• War Dawgs enter a new league . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

• Mississippi College hopes to build on its recent success . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

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Mississippi State

Tallulah Academy

Alcorn State

Port Gibson

Southern Miss

• Jaguars get a new coach, new stadium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

• Trojans hope to go further than first round of the playoffs . . . . . . . 26

• Coach Lynn Lang hopes to break down the door in 2011 . . . . . . . . 28 • 2010 statistical leaders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

• Bulldogs aim for a berth in the SEC championship game . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

• The Braves hope to fly with “Air Canada” to the SWAC championship game . . . . . . . . . . 34

• The Golden Eagles have a retooled defense and senior QB Austin Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

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PCA goes for a higher goal By Ernest Bowker ebowker@vicksburgpost.com

PCA’s Jonah Masterson

When asked about his team’s potential, Porters Chapel Academy coach Wade Patrick swats aside the question like an annoying housefly. “I’ve seen some rankings where we’ve been picked to do well, but we have to practice and play to that standard. I don’t know if we’re there yet. Rankings? That’s just a guessing game,” Patrick said. Even as he speaks the words, however, a quiet smile curls the first-year coach’s lips. His Eagles might or might not win the MAIS Class A championship that has eluded them for years, but they certainly seem to be back in the conversation. After going 5-6 against a brutal schedule and missing the playoffs for the first time since 2003, PCA is poised for a return to prominence. The Eagles have talented skill players, an improving line and a more favorable road to the postseason. Those three factors should combine to result in at least a playoff appearance and, they hope, much more. “I feel like we can work hard and do what people expect,” senior center Sam Staggs said. “I see a lot of the same faces on offense and defense that were here last year. It’s getting guys to work hard and wanting to do great things.” That’s a similar attitude the Eagles had last season, but the year quickly turned into a major letdown. Two of their seven losses came against Trinity and River Oaks, the eventual champions in Class A and AA, respectively. The offense showed promise — quarterback Jonah Masterson threw for 2,011 yards and 16 touchdowns and receiver Chris Marshall caught a school record 50 passes for 1,029 yards — but the poor play on the line caught up to the team. Masterson was often rushed and battered by better teams and PCA’s leading rusher, See PCA, Page 6.

porters chapel Head coach: Wade Patrick (1st season) Assistant coaches: Bill Fleming, Kenny Johnson, Kenny Simms Base offense: Multiple Points per game: Wade 23.7 Patrick Base defense: 4-4 Points allowed per game: 27.5 2010 record: 5-6 2010 District 4-A record: 1-2 Key returnees: QB Jonah Masterson (2,011 passing yards, 16 TD, 9 Int.), RB/DB Peter Harris (268 rushing yards, 3 TDs, 71 tackles), OL/DL Jacob Smithey (3 sacks) Key losses: WR Chris Marshall (50 receptions, 1,029 yards, 9 TDs), RB/LB Jake Boyd (941 all-purpose yards, 90 tackles), WR/LB Montana McDaniel (38 receptions, 525 yards, 91 tackles) Forecast: Loaded offense and an easier schedule than 2010’s brutal gauntlet makes PCA one of the favorites in MAIS Class A.

2011 Schedule Aug. 19 Union Christian............7 p.m. Aug. 26 Deer Creek................7 p.m. Sept. 2 *at Ben’s Ford..............7 p.m. Sept. 9 *at Newton Academy.....7 p.m. Sept. 16 *Park Place................7 p.m. Sept. 23 Benton Academy..........7 p.m. Sept. 30 at Tri-County..............7 p.m. Oct. 7 at Sylva-Bay...............7 p.m. Oct. 14 *Heidelberg...............7 p.m. Oct. 21 Manchester Academy.....7 p.m. Oct. 28 *at Prentiss Christian......7 p.m. *District 4-A games

2010 Results PCA 38, Tallulah Aca. 0 PCA 14, Prairie View 12 River Oaks 43, PCA 0 University Christian 37, PCA 19 Trinity 47, PCA 7 PCA 31, Prentiss Christian 24 PCA 62, Russell Christian 0 Tri-County 35, PCA 14 PCA 35, Riverfield 12 Central Hinds 52, PCA 14 Newton Aca. 40, PCA 27


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PCA Continued from Page 3. Jake Boyd, had just 392 yards. Staggs said the experience was an eye-opener. “We mostly hit the weights hard this summer, tried to get bigger and stronger,” Staggs said. “We’ve got a lot of the same faces back, so it’s not new to us. We know what it’s going to be like.” One new face in the huddle seems certain to ignite the Eagles’ torpid running game. Senior Kawayne Gaston, who rushed for 1,028 yards and 12 touchdowns at Vicksburg High last season, transferred to PCA in December. The 5-foot-10, 210-pounder is one of the main reasons the Eagles have been picked by several outlets to win the District 4-A championship. “Kawayne can be as good as Kawayne wants to be,” Patrick said. “I’ve seen a little bit of game film from Vicksburg. He’s just got to realize there’s going to be eyes on him. People know about him. He’s going to be a target.” Defenses that focus on Gaston could prove a boon for Masterson, though. The sophomore certainly will benefit from play action passes and defenses that stack the line to stop the run. “He’s (Gaston) going to hopefully make the quarterback’s job a lot easier. Jonah’s not going to have to throw it 200 times this year,” Patrick said. Although the Eagles’ top three receivers in 2010 have graduated, Patrick said a deep group led by Peter Harris has stepped up and looked strong in practice. The speedy Harris ran for 268 yards as a backup running back last season. He’ll see time in that role, as well as a slot receiver, this year. “Peter Harris has really impressed me. He’s going to be our slot receiver and he’s been running at quarter-

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Porters Chapel’s Jamee Hill (39) takes a handoff from Peter Harris, right, during a scrimmage against Tallulah Academy. back when Jonah’s out,” Patrick said. “We’ve got to get him the ball 15 times a game if we can. He’s got the capability to take it a long way when he touches it.” For all the talent, though, the biggest thing working in the Eagles’ favor might be the schedule. Unlike last year’s gauntlet that included eight playoff teams — five of whom won at least one game in the postseason — this year’s slate is much more benign. Only four of PCA’s 11 2011 opponents made the playoffs last year. Just two, Tri-County and Sylva Bay, won a playoff game. One district opponent, Park Place Christian, is making the transition from 8-man football to 11-man. In addition, four of the six teams in District 4-A qualify for the playoffs

this season, a radical departure from past years when only two teams from each district made it. A couple of longtime juggernauts in Class A, Trinity and Sylva Bay, also have moved up to Class AA and left the division wide open for new powers to rise up. If it can live up to its potential, it seems PCA — which went to the state semifinals three times in four seasons from 2005-08 — certainly could regain its place among the elite. “You would hope so,” Patrick said, that quiet smile appearing once again. “Until you get out there and play, you just don’t know. I feel good about them, but there’s a lot of other teams with the same goal, too.”

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New offense has Vikings ready to roll By Jeff Byrd jbyrd@vicksburgpost.com With a football tradition like Warren Central’s, a 2-9 finish in 2010 had to be an anomaly. Second-year coach Josh Morgan had a busy offseason,revamping his staff and one of the biggest additions was to bring in his brother, Rob, from Starkville to run the Vikings’ offense. The move has given the team a significant boost. “It’s a more dynamic offense,” Senior tight end Patrick Varnado said. “We’re going to pass the ball more and I’m excited about what we are going to do with it.” Fullback Tyler Comans echoed his teammate. “It’s more up-to-date,” Comans said. “We’ll be able to do what we need to do to win. It’s a 50/50 mix of run and pass.” That’s exactly the type of effect Josh Morgan wanted to see. “Everything has been very positive, which is what you want to see at the brink of a new season,” Morgan said. “We won two spring games (Yazoo City and Hazlehurst) and that has carried over into the preseason. We’re looking to carry it over to our jamboree with Brandon, and that will get us ready for the opener against Pearl.” Last year’s season has been left in the dust bin. “We’ve moved on,” Varnado said. “We’re looking at everything in front of us.” Senior wide receiver Bill McRight has bought in to the new Viking mindset. “Things are looking a lot better around here,” McRight said. “It’s

an all-around thing. We are working better as a team. It’s exciting. No more boring offense. We’re going to be able to move the ball.” The Vikings have settled on senior Chase Ladd to run Rob Morgan’s multiple, proset offense. “We’ll have three receivers a lot of the time, but in some other sets, we have just one,” Comans said. The transition has been a

signee, wide receiver Malcolm Grant (40 receptions, 771 yards, 5 TDs), who is now at Hinds Community College. One area Morgan does not have to

warren central Head coach: Josh Morgan (2nd year) Assistant coaches:

Rob Morgan, Ross Coley, Larry Tyrone, Julius Cosby, Matt Brewer, Matt Williams, Corey Wilson.

2010 Record: 2-9 Josh Region 4-6A record: Morgan 1-6 Points per game: 10.5 Points allowed per game: 24.0 Base offense: Multiple pro-set Base defense: 4-3 Key Players returning: K/P Devon Bell, S/WR Bill McRight, FB/LB Tyler Comans, TE Patrick Varnado Key losses: QB Beau Wallace (1,214 yards passing), WR Malcolm Grant (40 rec., 771 yards, 5 TDs). Forecast: Warren Central has a talented sophomore class but it must be able to step up and produce early for the Vikings to have a shot at making the Class 6A playoffs.

2011 Schedule WC’s Devon Bell seemless one for the Vikings and their new quarterback. “Rob’s terminology was something different for them, but they have picked up the concepts,” Josh Morgan said. “We’ll have different personnel groups, but the basic approach is to put more speed on the field. Chase has done well with it but we also have some plays for Kourey Davis.” At 6-foot-5, Davis will be a tall passcatching target for Ladd, who spent last year as Beau Wallace’s backup. The Vikings lost almost all of their statistical leaders from last season, including Wallace, who passed for 1,243 yards and six touchdowns. Also gone is the team’s lone college

worry about is the kicking game. Mississippi State commit Devon Bell is one of the nation’s best punters and will also handle kickoffs. Bell averaged 40.6 yards per punt last season and in February should become the fourth Viking punter in the last 15 years to sign with See Vikings, Page 10.

Aug. 19 Pearl.........................8 p.m. Aug. 26 Callaway...............7:30 p.m. Sept. 2 at Hattiesburg.........7:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at Natchez.............7:30 p.m. Sept. 16 Open Date Sept 23 *at Northwest Rankin .7:30 p.m. Sept. 30 *Greenville-Weston....7:30 p.m. Oct. 7 *at Madison Central.........7 p.m. Oct. 14 *Murrah.....................7 p.m. Oct. 21 *at Clinton...................7 p.m. Oct. 28 *Vicksburg...................7 p.m. Nov. 5 *Jim Hill......................7 p.m. *Region 2-6A games

2010 Results Ocean Springs 35, Warren Central 0 Lawrence County 29, Warren Central 27 Warren Central 20, Hattiesburg 18 Natchez 29, Warren Central 10 Northwest Rankin 24, Warren Central 13 Greenville-Weston 8, Warren Central 3 Madison Central 49, Warren Central 7 Warren Central 14, Murrah 13 Clinton 21, Warren Central 0 Vicksburg 22, Warren Central 12 Grenada 15, Warren Central 10


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Vikings Continued from Page 7. a four-year college. Varnado, at 6-3 and 220 pounds, is another big target and will create matchup issues downfield as a tight end. “No doubt Patrick Varnado can do a lot for us, but we also have some really good young backs like Greg King and Aaron Stamps,” Morgan said. “We’ll also move in Bill McRight and Given Breckenridge in at times at receiver.” The WC offensive line is keyed by two returning starting guards, Jerry Nettle (5-foot-11, 280 pounds) and Roderick Pilate (5-foot-10, 215 pounds). “I think it’s our strong point right now,” Morgan said. “Nettle and Pilate are two good guards, while Ryan Lewis knows every position on the line.” Defensively, the Vikings will be

paced by the intensity of McRight at safety and Comans at middle linebacker. “We’re running a lot of the same stuff on defense,” McRight said. “Believing we can do it, is the biggest thing.” A key concern is the youth of the defensive line. “Even though we have a lot of inexperience there, I think we will be better,” Morgan said. “Our biggest surprise since the spring has been the progress that group has made. That could be said of our football team as a whole. If our 10th grade class can contribute to us on Friday night, it will determine how far we can go.” Will Stegall will handle the placekicking duties. The senior converted four field goals and six extra points last season.

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Warren Central wide receiver Tori Smith catches a pass during preseason drills.

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warren central roster No. Name 2.......Greg King 3.......Tori Smith 6.......Kourey Davis 7.......Mike Williams 8.......Khalil Townsel 9.......Hunter Bell 10.....Chase Ladd 12.....Will Stegall 13.....Jeremy Jones 14.....Larry Prentiss 15.....Darius Bridges 17.....Devon Bell 18.....John McRight 19.....Andrew King 21.....Trey Thompson 23.....Daquan Murphy 24.....Jarvis Baldwin 26.....Arrion Galloway 27.....Jarrod Avery 28.....Aaron Stamps

Gr. Pos. 11 RB/LB 11 WR/DB 11 QB/WR/DB 10 WR/DB 10 WR/DB 10 QB/DB/K 12 QB 12 QB/K 10 QB/WR/DB 11 WR/QB/DB 12 WR/DB 12 TE/LB/K 10 QB/DB 12 WR/DB 11 WR/DB 11 WR/DB 10 FB/LB 10 RB/LB 10 WR/DB 10 RB/DB

No. Name 29.....Shelby Green 30.....Curtis Ross 32.....Damon Stamps 33.....Given Breckenridge 35.....Tyler Comans 36.....Charquez Washington 37.....Maurice Jones 41.....Norman Jones 42.....Bill McRight 43.....Conner Hughey 44.....Chipper Leech 47.....Jade Pollock 49.....Jarvis Bolden 50.....T Lee Kleinman 51.....Reagan Fleming 52.....Kirk Watkins 53.....Jerry Nettle 54.....Cory Schwietzer 56.....Andre Voss 57.....Cody Flanagan 58.....Willie Thomas

Gr. Pos. 10 WR/DB 9 RB/SS/LB 10 TE/DL 12 RB/LB 12 FB/LB 12 ATH 12 WR/DB 12 FB/LB 12 WR/DB 10 WR/LB 10 FB/LB 10 FB/LB 11 OL/DL/LB 10 OL/DL 11 OL/DL 10 OL/DL 12 OL/DL 11 OL/DL 10 OL/DL 12 OL/DL 11 OL/DL

No. Name 59.....Evan Nevels 61.....Roderick Pilate 62.....Carl Sims 62.....Tevin Bailey 64.....Brandon Smith 66.....Vertis Shorter 67.....Ryan Lewis 68.....Ricky Johnson 70.....Davonte Hicks 72.....Hayden Butler 73.....Josh Price 75.....Danzell Brown 76.....Gary Williams 77.....Nathan Crudup 80.....Terrell Hutchinson 82.....Justin Ratliff 87.....Patrick Varnado 88.....Wade Ricketts 89.....David Culbertson 99.....Michael Mason

Gr. Pos. 12 OL/DL 12 OL/DL 10 OL/DL 10 OL/DL 10 OL/DL 10 OL/DL 12 OL/DL 12 FB/DL 11 OL/DL 10 OL/DL 12 OL/DL 12 OL/DL 11 OL/DL 10 OL/DL 11 WR/DB 10 WR/DB 12 TE/DL 11 TE/DL 11 TE/LB 11 K


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Stevens hopeful for Gators in final year By Steve Wilson swilson@vicksburgpost.com It’s the last dance for Vicksburg in many respects. Head coach Alonzo Stevens is hanging up his whistle as he plans to retire at season’s end. And for plenty of Gators, it will be their last season in green and white. But don’t tell Stevens about the finality of his upcoming retirement. He wants to stay focused on the here and now. “I’ve got that tunnel vision, getting these guys ready for the season, getting them mentally prepared,” Stevens said. “As this thing winds down, it gets more and more on me. I’ve got so many good feelings. I love my coaching staff, but it’s time.” If the Gators and their coach are going to make it a final season to remember, some consistency is in order. Their offense, led by quarterback Cameron Cooksey, a veteran line and a dangerous collection of skill position players, was one of the state’s best in 2010. But their defense was one of the state’s worst. The Gators gave up 42.5 points per game, which is bad enough. But remove the 20-0 win over Greenville-Weston and a 22-12 win over archrival Warren Central from the stats and the Gators surrendered 50.5 points per contest, abysmal by any measure. When your second-leading tackler is a safety (A.J. Stamps with 82 stops), it means that opposing backs are making it past the front seven on a nightly basis. Inexperience, espe-

cially at linebacker, played a role in the Gators’ inability to slow down the running game. It’s something that has to change this year and Stevens feels it has, especially at linebacker, where the Gators have made big strides. With linebackers Shaquan James (84 tackles), Eli Brown (47 tackles) and Tray Darden (53 tackles, four

sacks) back, the Gators promise to be more stout up front. Ken Tyler, Corwyn Ashmore and Bryan Houston will anchor a thin defensive line. Offensive tackle Norman Price will swing over in situational duty. “That’s where I think we’ve grown the most at,” Stevens said. “But we’re thin up front. We’re going to have to play with an intensity that we lacked at times. When you look at last year, when we gave up 70 points in a ball game, we’re not stopping people, we’re not playing smart football. That’s unacceptable.” With safeties Jonathan Tenner (three interceptions) and Stamps plus cornerbacks Clyde Kendrick and Lamar Anthony (four interceptions) back in the fold, the Gators will have a stout secondary. While a lot of those points were scored via turnovers (24 in 11 games), much of the blame remained with the defense. The schedule didn’t do Vicksburg any favors either. Six opponents made the playoffs. Week 3 VHS’ foe TylerCameron Cooksey town lost in the Class 3A championship game. It was little wonder the Gators finished 2-9. But with the success earned in the Mel Kiper Jr. 7-on-7 National Championships this summer and the good response in spring and fall camp so far, Stevens is optimisSee Gators, Page 14.

vicksburg Head coach: Alonzo Stevens (11th season) Assistant coaches: Timothy Hughes, Shaun Archer, Darryl Floyd, Andre Bennett, Ben Shelton, Michael Banks, Kevin Carter and Julius Williams Base offense: Spread Alonzo Points per game: 22.7 Stevens Base defense: 4-3 Points allowed per game: 42.5 2010 record: 2-9 2010 Region 2-6A record: 2-5 Key returnees: QB Cameron Cooksey (154 completions, 2,352 yards, 18 TDs), RB Darius Youngblood (258 rushing yards, 1 TD), OL Norman Price, OL Jeremy Hill, DB Lamar Anthony (4 interceptions), DB Bobby Twilley. Key losses: WR Milan Nasif (36 catches, 401 yards, 4 TDs), K Travis Haas, DL/TE Namonta Gaines (9 receptions, 113 yards, 1 TD), WR Jonathan Clay, RB Kawayne Gaston (1,028 rushing yards, 12 TDs) Forecast: If the offense can avoid turnovers and the defense improves, the Gators could be playoff-bound.

2011 Schedule Aug. 19 x-vs. Brandon..............6 p.m. Aug. 26 Open date Sept. 2 at Richwood, La............7 p.m. Sept. 9 Tylertown...........7:30 p.m. Sept. 16 Lawrence County...7:30 p.m. Sept. 23 *at Jim Hill...........7:30 p.m. Sept. 30 *Northwest Rankin.. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7 *at Greenville-Weston.....7 p.m. Oct. 14 *Madison Central..........7 p.m. Oct. 21 *at Murrah.................7 p.m. Oct. 28 *at Warren Central.........7 p.m. Nov. 4 *Clinton...................7 p.m.

x-Red Carpet Bowl, at Warren Central *Region 2-6A games

2010 Results Gulfport 49, Vicksburg 7 Richwood 34, Vicksburg 7 Tylertown 36, Vicksburg 14 Lawrence County 46, Vicksburg 21 Grenada 54, Vicksburg 44 NW Rankin 76, Vicksburg 42 Vicksburg 20, Greenville-Weston O Madison Central 70, Vicksburg 12 Murrah 38, Vicksburg 37 Vicksburg 22, Warren Central 12 Clinton 52, Warren Central 23


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Continued from Page 2. better than last year,” Stamps said. “We’ve come a lot further than my sophomore year and my junior year. He (Cooksey) knows where to put the ball and we’re more on the same page.” Even when Stamps is a decoy rendered ineffective by various coverage schemes, he makes an impact. Against Warren Central, the defense keyed on Stamps, holding him to just one catch for three yards. The rest of the field was opened up for Cooksey’s other receivers. Cooksey threw for 218 yards and a touchdown in a 22-12 victory. While top possession target Milan Nasif and Adam Reed are gone, Lamar Anthony gives Cooksey another speedy deep threat. His 42-yard TD catch against Warren Central was a backbreaker. The biggest hurdle is the running game, which was potent at times with mercurial Kawayne Gaston at tailback. The lack of consistency there forced the Gators to go away from a balanced attack and rely on the pass far too much. Also, with the Gators often falling behind early (four times Vicksburg was down three touchdowns or more at the half), the running game had to be abandoned before it could get into gear. While Gaston rushed for more than 1,000 yards, more than 400 of it was tallied in two games. In four games, the Gators as a team were unable to break 100 yards rushing. Darius Youngblood will take over

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Vicksburg’s Kenneth Tyler, right, practices tackling technique against Norman Price during preseason practice. as the Gators’ top tailback and, while he is only 5-foot-5 and 170 pounds, the team has a lot of confidence in the senior. He rushed for a gamehigh 94 yards and a touchdown in a loss to Tylertown last year. “He’s said that he’s been hiding behind us,” tackle Norman Price said. “But he can definitely run over some folks.” The offensive line, led by bookend tackles Jeremy Hill and Price, has evolved into an extremely solid passblocking unit, but for the offense to take it the next level, run-blocking

has to improve. Too many times, the Gators’ zone-blocking scheme (where linemen block in an area rather than an individual man) was unable to get much of a push in the run game, letting linebackers fill gaps and close up running lanes. With a smaller back, the Gators will need even more of a push up front. “We weren’t a unit at first, but Coach (André) Bennett has been working with us,” Price said. “I’ve got to work on my run-blocking more.”

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Continued from Page 11. tic that if the defense gets tougher against the run and forces some turnovers, and the offense cuts down on silly penalties and turnovers,

No. Name 1.......Bobby Twilley 2.......A.J. Stamps 3.......Malcolm Maxey 4.......Darius Youngblood 5.......ShaQuan James 6.......Clyde Kendrick 7.......Alton Brown 8.......Tae Richardson 9.......Jalen Williams 10.....Jonathan Tenner 11.....Terrell Smith 12.....Rashad Tucker 14.....Nathan Murrell 16.....Cameron Cooksey 17.....Garrett Watson 18.....Paul Warren 19.....Justin Hearn 20.....Eli Brown 21.....Dillard Reed 22.....Deonta Slaughter 23.....Mychal Taylor 25.....Lamar Anthony 26.....Kenna Garrett 27.....Mark Minor 30.....Dannie Kimble 31.....Markeith Burks 32.....De’Shae Harris 33.....Leroy Maxey 34.....James Humes 35.....Patrick Brown 37.....Josue Guiterrez 40.....Kedarian Wells 41.....Eric Greer 42.....Charles Miller 43.....Corwyn Ashmore 44.....Samuel Jackson 46.....Nathaniel Thompson 47.....Tavarius Thomas 48.....Cody Emerle 50.....Kenneth Tyler 51.....Taylor Powers 52.....LeMichael Anderson 53.....Dewayne Garrett 54.....Bryan Houston 55.....Sam Fraysier 56.....Steven Cooper 57.....Nick Johnson 58.....Jeremy Hill 60.....Malik Freeman 62.....Michael White 63.....Eddy Peoples 64.....Stephen Tate 65.....James Tucker 66.....Di’Vonta Christian 67.....Ronald Turner 68.....Norman Price 70.....Chad Farmer 71.....Brandon Cooper 72.....Jerrett Smith 76.....J.J. Mounger 78.....Greg Vaughn 84.....Kyle Ross 86.....Marcus Marshall 89.....Ryan Washington

things can turn around. “We’ve been doing some good things, but we need to get more consistent,” Stevens said. “We’re

going to do some good things. This is a special group.”

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Flashes are ready for growing pains to end By Ernest Bowker ebowker@vicksburgpost.com Much like last season, the St. Aloysius Flashes are a young team. Only four of the 26 players on the roster are seniors. Unlike last year, they’re an experienced young team ready to take the first real steps toward becoming a solid football team. The Flashes, who went 5-6 in what was supposed to be a tough rebuilding season in 2010, return the bulk of a roster that had its share of growing pains. Now a year older, wiser and, hopefully, better, they have the look of a veteran squad. “We have a lot of guys back that played a lot of football last year,” St. Al coach B.J. Smithhart said. “Our biggest class is sophomores. There’s 11 of them. But they’re not your regular sophomores. They took a lot of snaps last year.” Among the young returnees is sophomore quarterback Carlisle Koestler. He threw only 30 passes last season, but started several games late in

the year. He’ll be the focal point of a retooled offense that will make a transition from a run-first approach to a more balanced attack. Three St. Al players ran for more than 500 yards last season, including graduated quarterback Ford Biedenharn. Koestler and Biedenharn combined to throw just 75 passes. Smithhart said Koestler’s talents are more suited to keeping him in the pocket than the nimble-footed Biedenharn’s were, and the playcalling would reflect that. “We’ll throw it a good bit,” Smithhart said. “He’s (Koes-

tler) quick and can run it. He’s just going to make us go. We’re going to run him four or five times a game, but he’s pretty valuable throwing it.” Although Koestler will give the Flashes a passing punch, they’re not going to abandon the run. Senior Carlton Campbell led the team with 798 yards last season, and Smithhart said he’ll be a valuable asset once again. Campbell also averaged 15.1 yards on punt and kickoff returns, caught seven passes for 122 yards and made 65 tackles in the secondary. “I think Carlton is the

best player in Warren County that nobody talks about. He’s going to have a breakout year,” Smithhart said. On the offensive and defensive lines, the Flashes are anchored by a mix of up-and-coming players and established veterans. Tackles Sage Lewis and Scott Johnston, along with senior guard Robert Arledge will provide the experience and help balance out the youth of freshman center Bash Brown and sophomore guard Max Loving. Lewis, a junior, is a three-year starter who has played guard, tackle and tight end during his career. “You ask him to play any position on the field and he can do it,” Smithhart said. Lewis’ veteran leadership will also be a benefit on defense, where the Flashes are switching from a 5-2 scheme to a 4-4. Lewis will See Flashes, Page 18.

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st. aloysius Head coach: B.J. Smithhart (fourth season) Assistant coaches: Jimmy Salmon, Bubba Booth Base offense: Threereceiver Points per game: B.J. 12.5 Smithhart Base defense: 4-4 Points allowed per game: 18.8 2010 record: 5-6 2010 Region 4-1A record: 3-4 Key returnees: QB Carlisle Koestler, OL Robert Arledge, OL Sage Lewis, LB Elliott Bexley, RB Carlton Campbell, LB Mac Jones Key losses: QB/DB Ford Biedenharn, OL Matt Wooten, Forecast: The Flashes will have a year of experience under their belts and hope to elbow into the playoff race in a crowded Region 4-1A.

2011 Schedule Aug. 19 Madison-St. Joe.....7:30 p.m. Aug. 26 at Greenville-St. Joe.7:30 p.m. Sept. 2 *at Hinds AHS.......7:30 p.m. Sept. 9 *Salem..............7:30 p.m. Sept. 16 *Dexter..............7:30 p.m. Sept. 23 *Univ. Christian......7:30 p.m. Sept. 30 *at Cathedral........7:30 p.m. Oct. 8 *at Resurrection...........7 p.m. Oct. 14 *Stringer..................7 p.m. Oct. 21 Open date Oct. 28 *Bogue Chitto.............7 p.m. Nov. 4 *at Mount Olive...........7 p.m. *Division 4-1A games

2010 Results Pelahatchie 14, St. Aloysius 0 St. Aloysius 30, Tallulah Academy 0 St. Aloysius 12, Greenville-St. Joe 7 Madison-St. Joe 21, St. Aloysius 6 Bogue Chitto 53, St. Aloysius 6 Dexter 28, St. Aloysius 7 St. Aloysius 7, Salem 6 Cathedral 13, St. Aloysius 8 Mount Olive 46, St. Aloysius 0 St. Aloysius 40, West Lincoln 12 St. Aloysius 21, Sebastopol 7

Flashes Continued from Page 15. team with junior Elliott Bexley at inside linebacker to spearhead the attack. Bexley led the team with 95 tackles last season and Lewis had 50. “There’s a couple differences,” Smithhart said of the defensive schemes. “I think it’s going to be better for us because we’re not going to let people get outside as much.” As they continue to improve, the Flashes will have to adjust to a schedule full of new opponents. The latest realignment by the Mississippi High School Activities Association provided the biggest shakeup in years to the Class 1A regions. Four of the 10 teams in Region 4-1A — Hinds AHS, University Christian, Resurrection and Stringer — were not in the league last year. Add to that the fact that three returning teams reached at least the second round of the playoffs and two-time defending Class 1A champion Mount Olive resides in the region, and the Flashes will need to improve not just to succeed but merely to survive. “Nobody on the schedule is a team where you have a breather,

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Running back Carlton Campbell runs away from the Madison-St. Joe defense last season. Campbell rushed for 798 yards and three TDs in 2010. Smithhart said. The good news is, for as difficult as the region is, it’s considered wide open. Mount Olive and Dexter — who played for the Class 1A South State title in 2010 — are favorites, but the rest of the region is either on even footing or so unknown to each other that it might as well be.

“Us coaches have been calling each other trying to get some information, asking ‘What do you know about these guys? What have you heard?’ And everybody is like, ‘I don’t know anything about them,” Smithhart said with a laugh. “I think it’s going to be as wide open as ever.”

st. aloysius flashes roster No. Name 1...........Carlisle Koestler 3...........Carlton Campbell 7...........Connor Smith 9...........Douglas Busari 10.........Zane Russell 14.........Barrett Teller 15.........Forest Logue 20.........Brandon Harrell 22.........Blake Hudson 24.........Casey Landers 29.........John Austin Jones 33.........Sam Stanton 34.........Elliott Bexley

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No. Name 44.........Seth Carpenter 50.........Bash Brown 53.........Robert Arledge 55.........Sage Lewis 56.........Scott Johnston 61.........Caleb Sparks 62.........Max Loving 64.........John Gordon 66.........J Boyd 74.........Jacob Kitchens 75.........Drake Dorbeck 76.........Paxton Austin 79.........Robert Hosemann

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Cougars have plenty of pieces to contend By Ernest Bowker ebowker@vicksburgpost.com RAYMOND — Each of the last two seasons, Central Hinds has followed a familiar pattern. The Cougars roll though a successful regular season, then serve as little more than a speed bump for perennial power River Oaks in the first round of the playoffs. The 2009 and 2010 seasons both ended with losses to the Mustangs, by a combined score of 70-14. That pattern finally will be broken this year. Central Hinds and River Oaks are in the same division, meaning they couldn’t meet until the state semifinals. So the goal for Central Hinds now is to make sure they’re around long enough to get a rematch. The Cougars are retooling after losing seven starters on either side of the ball. Even so, they believe there’s enough weapons to finally end the opening-round jinx and make some noise in the postseason. “We lost a lot of important players. A lot of people are putting us down, saying we can’t fill their shoes,” said quarterback Jordan Currie, who

is entering his third season as a starter. “I feel we’re not only going to fill their shoes, but we’re going to do better. We have what it takes to win.” Central Hinds’ offense will be geared around Currie, and for good reason. He threw for 747 yards and 12 touchdowns last season, and was more valuable running the ball with 1,456 yards and 13 TDs. In two seasons as the Cougars’ starting quarterback, he has accounted for more than 3,700 yards of total offense and 42 touchdowns running and throwing. Currie led the team in rushing last season, but the team’s top two tailbacks both graduated. That leaves junior Dallas Townsend, a thirdstringer last year, to fill that role. “Our offense is going to go how (Currie) goes,” CHA coach Todd Montgomery said. “Dallas Townsend has stepped up at tailback. We’ve got a lot of skill guys.” In front of the backs, the Cougars have a lighter, more nimble offensive line. Unlike last year, when three players weighed in at 275 pounds or better, only one lineman this year is listed at more than 250 pounds. That’s not necessarily a bad thing,

central hinds academy No. Name 1.......Brandon Shelby 4 ......Gray Jordan 5.......Justin Kirby 7.......Gray Hales 9.......Ty Mohler 10.....Pate DeMuth 11.....Emerson Fletcher 13.....Jordan Currie 21.....Daniel Humphreys 22.....Chase Farrior 30.....Jeffery Alexander 33.....Brodie Germany 34.....Dallas Townsend 44.....Lu Price

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Pos. WR/DB WR/DB RB/DB WR/DB QB/DB WR/DB/K RB/DE QB/LB RB/WR/LB WR/DB WR/DE OL/RB/DL RB/DB TE/LB

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Montgomery said. “We’re probably going to average 230 or 240. We don’t have the bigger guys. We’ve got guys that are going to be quicker and get to blocks better, and that might help us,” Montgomery said. “We can open up what we do, just because we’re more versatile.” On the defensive side, the Cougars’ biggest hole is at linebacker. Leading tackler Lee Douglas — the Vicksburg Post’s 2010 Defensive Player of the Year — and Hunter Farrior are gone after combining for 183 tackles. Stepping in to fill their shoes are junior Landon Corkren (94 tackles) and Pate DeMuth. Currie, who had 79 tackles last season, will also be counted on to play a bigger role on defense. DeMuth also plays tight end and is an invaluable weapon as a kicker. He went 50-of-51 on PATs and booted seven field goals last season. His career long is 50 yards. “We’ll just put a new guy in there,” Montgomery said when asked about his plans to fill the holes on defense. “Some of them are fixing to get thrown in the fire, and that’s how it’s got to be.”

central hinds Head coach: Todd Montgomery (2611, 4th season) Assistant coaches: Mitch Mitchell, Lance Teasley, Matt Hall, Ben Lowery Base offense: Power-I Todd Montgomery Points per game: 34.6 Base defense: Multiple Points allowed per game: 16.8 2010 record: 10-2 2010 District 4-AA record: 3-1 Key returnees: K/LB Pate DeMuth (7 FGs, 50 PATs), QB Jordan Currie (12 TDs passing; 1,456 yards and 13 TDs rushing), OL/DL Jacob Hall Key losses: RB/LB Hunter Farrior (1,246 yards and 18 TDs rushing; 79 tackles), RB/LB Lee Douglas (104 tackles) Forecast: Retooling Cougars have enough weapons back to have another solid season

2011 Schedule Aug. 19 Riverfield.........................7 p.m. Aug. 26 at Bowling Green.........7 p.m. Sept. 2 Copiah Aca.....................7 p.m. Sept. 9 Lamar................................7 p.m. Sept. 16 at Indianola Aca...........7 p.m. Sept. 23 at Simpson Aca.............7 p.m. Sept. 30 Sylva-Bay.........................7 p.m. Oct. 7 *Riverdale........................7 p.m. Oct. 14 at Canton Aca................7 p.m. Oct. 21 *at River Oaks................7 p.m. Oct. 28 *Prairie View...................7 p.m. *District 3-AA games

2010 Results Central Hinds 49, Hillcrest 6 Central Hinds 44, Greenville Christian 14 Central Hinds 31, Lamar 14 Central Hinds 42, Bowling Green 0 Brookhaven Aca. 42, Central Hinds 13 Central Hinds 31, Copiah Aca. 21 Central Hinds 40, Benton Aca. 11 Central Hinds 21, Columbia Aca. 10 Central Hinds 49, Tallulah Aca. 21 Central Hinds 52, Porters Chapel 14 Central Hinds 42, Amite 14 River Oaks 35, Central Hinds 0


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County records Career records (1923-2010) RUSHING Rushing yards

Brian Darden (WC, 1991-94) 4,919 Carl Blue (WC, 1977-79) 4,196 Earl Johnson (PCA, 1974-76) 4,079 Mike Ray (St. Al, 1976-78) 4,052 John Kavanaugh (St. Al, 1984-87) 3,997 Jammal Williams (St. Al, 1990-1993) 3,637 Dale Erves (WC, 1974-76) 3,350 Andra Williams (WC, 1983-85) 3,105 Leo Cage (WC, 1972-74) 3,083 Sylvester Stamps (VHS, 1977-79) 2,946 Larry Warner (WC, 2002-04) 2,929 Stacy Williams (St. Al, 1993-95) 2,867 Alex Halinski (St. Al, 2004-06) 2,807 Johnny Gussio (St. Al, 1980-82) 2,787 James Jones (VHS, 1973-75) 2,730 Phelan Gray (VHS, 2000-02) 2,690 Joel Forbes (WC, 2006-08) 2,615 Kenny Watts (VHS, 1986-88) 2,419 William Prince (WC, 1985-87) 2,367 Chris Mixon (PCA, 2004-05) 2,333 Rob Jones (St. Al, 2002-04) 2,305 Joey Mitchell (S. Vicksburg, 1970-72) 2,276 Jerrold Brooks (WC, 1989-91) 2,239 Larry Carter (WC, 1987-89) 2,216 Jeremiah Riggs (PCA, 1999-2000) 2,209 Richmond Fields (WC, 2001-02) 2,202 NOTE: Records prior to 1970 are unavailable

Rushing touchdowns Brian Darden (WC, 1992-94) 74 Carl Blue (WC, 1977-79) 45 Stacy Williams (St. Al, 1993-95) 45 James McCluskey (Redwood, 195557) 42 Earl Johnson (PCA, 1974-76) 39 Leo Cage (WC, 1972-74) 38 Mike Ray (St. Al, 1976-78) 36 Jamaal Williams (St. Al, 1990-93) 36 Keith Wright (WC, 1971-73) 35 Bobby Huell (Temple, 1967-69) 35 Alex Halinski (St. Al, 2004-06) 35 Rob Jones (St. Al, 2002-04) 34 Phelan Gray (VHS, 2000-02) 34 Chris Mixon (PCA, 2004-05) 33 Claude King (Carr Central, 195455) 32 John Kavanaugh (St. Al, 1984-87) 32 Walter Kinnebrew (Culkin, 1955-58) 30 James Jones (VHS, 1973-75) 30 Sylvester Stamps (VHS, 1977-79) 30 Andra Williams (WC, 1983-85) 30

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Touchdown passes Ernest Moore (N. V’burg/VHS, 197173) 50 Glynn Griffing (Culkin, 1955-57) 49 Hayden Hales (PCA, 2004-06) 40 Ben Jernigan (PCA, 1995-97) 38 Robert Sims (Temple, 1966-69) 37 William Wooley (Temple, 1968-70) 36 Rob Morgan (WC, 1993-94) 35 Johnny Mims (VHS, 1974-76) 32 Justin Henry (VHS, 2000-02) 30

Passing yards Ernest Moore (N.V’burg/VHS, 197173) 4,336 Stanton Price (VHS, 2005-07) 4,134 Ben Jernigan (PCA, 1995-97) 3,751 Justin Henry (VHS, 2000-02) 3,484 Rob Morgan (WC, 1993-94) 3,373 Hayden Hales (PCA, 2004-06) 3,175 *Cameron Cooksey (VHS, 2009-10) 3,107 Johnny Mims (VHS, 1974-76) 3,030 * Active player NOTE: Records prior to 1970 are unavailable

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Receptions Delmon Robinson (VHS, 2005-07) 103 Ben Shelton (VHS, 2001-03) 79 Vernon Wolfe (VHS, 2004-06) 76 Michael Sweet (N. V’burg/VHS, 197173) 71 Les Lemons (VHS, 2006-08) 64 Cole Smith (PCA, 2004-06) 59 Maurice Taylor (VHS, 2001-03) 58 John Qualls (VHS, 2006-07) 56 Art Mordecai (WC, 1976-79) 55 Bunkie Perkins (VHS, 1996-97) 55 Michael Slater (VHS, 1995-96) 54 Brian Mitchell (VHS, 1974-76) 52 James Jones (VHS, 1973-75) 52 Malcolm Grant (WC, 2009-10) 51 J.J. Brown (VHS, 1999-2001) 50 James Jones (WC, 1992-93) 50 Montana McDaniel (PCA, 2009-10) 50 Chris Marshall (PCA, 2010) 50 NOTE: Records prior to 1970 are unavailable

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Football lexicon 3-3-5 defense - Defensive alignment with three down linemen, three linebackers and five defensive backs. It is a variation of the dime defense and is often used against the spread offense. 3-4 defense - Defensive alignment with three down linemen, four linebackers and four defensive backs. 4-3 defense - Defensive alignment with four down linemen, three linebackers and four defensive backs. It is the most common defense in both the NFL and college ranks. 4-4 - Defensive alignment with four down linemen, four linebackers and three defensive backs. 50 defense - Defensive alignment with five down linemen, two linebackers and four defensive backs. Also known as an Oklahoma defense. Audible - Changing a play at the line of scrimmage by calling out a predetermined set of signals. Blind side -The direction opposite the way a player, specifically the quarterback, is facing and where he is vulnerable. A right-handed quarterbackâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s blind side is guarded by the left tackle. Blitz - A defensive strategy in which a defensive back or linebacker vacates his normal responsibility to rush the quarterback. This is designed to pressure him into a bad pass or sack him for a loss. Bootleg - An offensive play built on misdirection in which a quarterback fakes a handoff to another player. The quarterback carries the ball in the opposite direction of the back with the intent

of either passing or running. Usually, a guard or a tackle will pull out to block for the quarterback on a bootleg except in a naked bootleg, when no linemen pull. Bump and run - Coverage style where a defensive back bumps a receiver at the start of a play and attempts to disrupt his route by maintaining legal contact for the first five yards. Clipping - An illegal block in which a player hits an opponent from behind, typically at leg level, and it results in a 15-yard penalty. Common on kickoffs and punt returns. Counter play - Misdirection-based running play in which the running back will take a step in the opposite direction of the play, only to get the handoff in the other direction. Cover shell - Defensive terminology that shows how many players are dropping into a deep zone pass coverage. Cover 1 - Cover shell with one deep safety playing zone and able to assist on deep routes over the top. Cover 2 - Cover shell with two deep safeties playing zone and able to assist on deep routes. The two safeties cover half of the field each. The rest of the defense can be in man or zone. Cover 3 - Cover shell with three deep safeties able to assist on deep routes. The three cover one third of the deep zone. Used to prevent the deep ball. Cover 4 - Cover shell with four deep defenders taking a fourth of the field. Also known as a prevent defense or quarter.

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Illegal formation - An offensive formation in which not enough players are on the line of scrimmage. Results in a five-yard pre-snap penalty. Illegal procedure - A penalty that results from pre-snap movement by an offensive player and results in a fiveyard penalty. Intentional grounding - Penalty called when a quarterback throws the ball away to prevent a sack with no eligible receivers within five yards. The QB has to be in the tackle box (in between the left and right tackles on the offensive line) and the penalty results in a fiveyard loss and loss of down. Man coverage - Coverage in which the linebackers and defensive backs defend a particular offensive player rather than an area like in zone coverage. Misdirection - Offensive principle in which the defense is baited into flowing in one direction and the offense goes with the play in the opposite direction. No-huddle - Strategy in which the play is called in to the quarterback from the sideline rather than in a gathering behind the line of scrimmage known as a huddle. The quarterback then relays the plays to his teammates via signals and commands. Pulling - When an offensive lineman, who instead of blocking the player in front of hirn, steps back and moves down the line to block another player, usually on a trap or on a sweep. Single wing - Formation with three backs in the backfield.

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War Dawgs adjust to move into Class 1A’s toughest division By Ernest Bowker ebowker@vicksburgpost.com UTICA — Winds of change are blowing across the campus of Hinds AHS. New faces at football practice. A new classification, region and opponents. And, at the end of it all, the War Dawgs hope to find some new fortunes. After a rough 1-9 campaign in 2010, Hinds AHS once again is facing an uphill climb. The team is young, with only five seniors on the roster, and scored more than two touchdowns in a game only twice last season. To solve some of the problems, coach Michael Fields said the best approach was to flush them away. “The camaraderie is there. The kids have been making it to the conditioning part of practice and there’s no discipline problems. We’re already ahead of schedule,” Fields said. “That was a problem last year. Everybody was in and out. We were late starting, had issues with grades. All kinds of problems. As far as I’m concerned, everybody’s new.” That’s certainly the case, at least in

by the numbers Number of consecutive playoff seasons for Hinds AHS before last year’s 1-9 mark.

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terms of who Hinds is playing. The school shifted from Class 2A to 1A in the latest MHSAA realignment. Only one of this year’s opponents, Raymond, was on last year’s schedule. Although the War Dawgs have moved down a class, the competition level hasn’t dropped. Two of last season’s final four in Class 1A, Dexter and two-time defending state champion Mount Olive, are in Hinds’ region. “This is a top-notch 1A district. There’s a state champion in there,” Fields said. “Dropping down is not going to weaken the schedule, and you have more district games so you need to be on top of your game.” Fields added that playing such a challenging schedule would make any success more staisfying. “If I can come out of this district, it means you’re worthy,” he said. “There’s no sense coming out of a district where you’ve beaten nobody, then going to the playoffs and getting beat in the first round by 50 points.” Fields also pointed out that there’s no sense worrying about who the

War Dawgs play when their own program needs to improve. Hinds averaged only 11 points per game last season and totaled 1,618 yards of offense for the season. The offense also turned the ball over 39 times, which was no help to a defense that gave up 32 points a game. Robinson, now a senior, returns this year and will play quarterback in the single wing attack. He played some at the position last season but threw for only 182 yards on 16-of-52 passing in the run-oriented offense. Backup Aaron Terrell (220 passing yards) and second-leading rusher DeAndre Selmon (166 yards) are also back. That gives the War Dawgs something to build on, and their initial goals are modest — improve each day, win a few games and have fun. “The goal is to make the playoffs and have a successful year. Work hard every game. A state championship would be nice,” Robinson said with a chuckle, “but we have to come out and play every night like it’s our last.”

hinds ahs roster No. Name 1.......DeAndre Selmon 2.......Ledarion Robinson 3.......Reginald Warnsley 4.......Ledarious Carter 5.......Aaron Terrell 7.......Taedrin Warnsley 11.....JuKobie Bradley 20.....Shaquille Stamps 21.....Delarren Singleton 23.....Rolundus Divinity 30.....Zaveon Branch 33.....Derrius West 40.....Jacorey Thomas 42.....Nicholas Scott

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No. Name 43.....Erin Miller 44.....Mario Noel 50.....Jalen Baker 54.....Shundrel Pollard 56.....DeAndre Bolton 60.....Denarrius Noel 62.....Brodrick Taylor 70.....Te’Yarious Jones 72.....JuPaul Terry 74.....Tyler Nichols 78.....Gregory Watts 82.....Alvin Nichols 84.....Labarion Taylor 88.....Jerry Smith

hinds ahs Head coach: Michael Fields (11th season) Assistant coaches: Reginald Warnsley, Daryl Thompson Base offense: Single wing Points per game: 11.1 Base defense: 4-4 Michael Points allowed per Fields game: 32.4 2010 record: 1-9 2010 Region 6-2A record: 0-5 Key returnees: QB Ledarion Robinson (362 rushing yards, 5 TDs) Key losses: OL/DL Randall Davis Forecast: Inexperience and a transition from Class 2A to 1A make this a year of uncertainty for the War Dawgs.

2011 Schedule Aug. 19 Raymond............7:30 p.m. Aug. 26 at Richland..........7:30 p.m. Sept. 2 *St. Aloysius.........7:30 p.m. Sept. 9 *Stringer............7:30 p.m. Sept. 16 *at Mount Olive.....7:30 p.m. Sept. 23 *Bogue Chitto.......7:30 p.m. Sept. 30 *at Dexter...........7:30 p.m. Oct. 7 *Salem....................7 p.m. Oct. 14 *at Univ. Christian.........7 p.m. Oct. 21 Open date Oct. 28 *Cathedral.................7 p.m. Nov. 5 *at Resurrection................TBA *Region 4-1A games

2010 Results Gr. 10 12 12 11 10 10 11 10 10 11 11 9 10 12

Pos. RB/DB RB/DB OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL E E E

Port Gibson 49, Hinds AHS 12 Crystal Springs 8, Hinds AHS 6 Hinds AHS 22, Raymond 17 Amite County 34, Hinds AHS 13 Prentiss 13, Hinds AHS 8 Wesson 45, Hinds AHS 22 Enterprise-Lincoln 35, Hinds AHS 8 Madison-St. Joe 39, Hinds AHS 8 Puckett 42, Hinds AHS 12 Loyd Star 42, Hinds AHS 0


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Jaguars get a fresh start under Brantley By Jeff Byrd jbyrd@vicksburgpost.com TALLULAH — Madison Parish finally will get to play a home football game in its new stadium on Sept. 2 when it hosts Mangham. The Jaguars will have also a new coach on the sideline as former Grambling State safety Jonathan Brantley takes over. Brantley is the school’s third head coach in as many years. The 2010 season was a strange trip for the Jaguars. They were unable to play their home opener at the new Jaguar Stadium because the field was not ready in time. They did face Wossman at the old Tallulah Stadium, but the game was marred by an on-field melee that involved players and fans. The Louisiana High School Athletics Association banned Madison from hosting any

games the rest of the season. After opening with three straight lopsided losses, the Jaguars beat Grambling, picked up a forfeit win over Rayville and beat Green Oaks to finish the season at 3-7. Brantley said his arrival and the opening of the new stadium will mean a fresh start for the program. “Our kids are excited because they will be the first Madison Parish team to play on the new field,” Brantley said. The enthusiasm has turned into more players with whom Brantley and his staff get to work with. “We have 45 out and they have all shown a great attitude, “ Brantley said. “They’ve been very open to change. They’ve commented that they hadn’t been worked as hard as we’ve worked them, but they are glad for it.”

madison parish Head coach: Jonathan Brantley (first year) Assistant coaches: Earl Griffin, Gary Albren, Jim Harris, Chris Herran, Marcus Henderson, Christopher Jackson 2010 record: 3-7 2010 district record: 1-3 Jonathan Base offense: Spread Brantley Points per game: 10.2 Base defense: 5-2 Points allowed per game: 38.2 Key Players: WR Michael Wright, OL Eric Cox, DB Ted Fletcher, QB Terrell Thomas Forecast: After a rough 2010 season, the Jaguars get a fresh start with new coach Jonathan Brantley and the opening of their new stadium.

2011 Schedule Sept 2 Mangham.......................7 p.m. Sept. 9 Port Gibson ....................7 p.m. Sept. 16 Delhi............................7 p.m. Sept. 23 at Loreauville....................7 p.m. Sept. 30 Lake Providence................7 p.m. Oct. 7 *Rayville.........................7 p.m. Oct. 14 *Richwood......................7 p.m. Oct. 21 *at Carroll.......................7 p.m. Nov. 4 *at Farmerville..................7 p.m. *District 2-3A game

2010 results Wossman 70, Madison 6 Port Gibson 54, Madison 0 Delhi 45, Madison 6 Madison 28, Grambling 6 Lake Providence 28, Madison 6 Madison def. Rayville (forfeit) Carroll 54, Madison 0 Caldwell Parish 14, Madison 8 Richwood 47, Madison 0 Madison 20, Green Oaks 18


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Hungry Trojans aim for more in postseason By Ernest Bowker ebowker@vicksburgpost.com TALLULAH — Despite all of the tumult and turnover within Tallulah Academy’s program in recent years, the results on the field haven’t been terrible. The Trojans have made the playoffs each of the last three seasons. That’s an encouraging sign for Chris Busby. Where others might see a dead end, the Trojans’ sixth head coach in six seasons sees a hungry group of seniors in need of a little guidance. “We have 11 seniors, and I’m trying to get them to understand that it’s their team and the year is going to go how they want it too,” said Busby, the team’s defensive coordinator last season. “These seniors have to take leadership of the team and start a new tradition.” Experience is the Trojans’ biggest strength. Most of the seniors on the roster, as well as a few sophomores and juniors, saw significant playing time last season. The biggest loss was tailback Cody Landrem, who rushed for more than 3,700 yards in his career, but Busby plans to use Rafeal Saldana to plug that hole. Saldana was the team’s second-leading receiver last season with 23 catches for 476 yards. “Every spot we lost is being replaced by a senior who got experience. That’s making it a lot easier,” Busby said. Although Saldana will now have a bigger role running the ball than catching it, Busby said there is still a place for him in the passing game. “We’ll get in passing formations and Rafeal will be back out there. He’s a big part of the offense no matter what formation we’re in,” Busby said. Offensively, the Trojans appear to be well-stocked. In addition to the

tallulah academy Head coach: Chris Busby (1st season) Assistant coaches: Gerald Mims Base offense: Power-I Points per game: 23.8 Base defense: 4-4 Chris Busby Points allowed per game: 41.2 2010 record: 4-7 2010 District 7-A record: 0-1 Key returnees: QB Hunter Windham (1,763 yards, 15 TDs), WR Rafael Soldana (23 receptions, 476 yards, 3 TDs) Key losses: RB Cody Landrem (3,702 career rushing yards) Forecast: Trojans return a host of seniors. If they adapt well to their fifth coach in five years, a winning season and playoff run could be in the cards.

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Tallulah Academy’s Jordan Delaney is tackled by Porters Chapel Academy’s Peter Harris, left, and Talbot Buys during a scrimmage on Aug. 5. athletic Saldana, senior quarterback Hunter Windham will try to follow up last year’s 1,700-yard, 15-touchdown season with another strong campaign. Tallulah will transition back to a running-based attack in the power-I formation after running the spread offense last year. The Trojans were shut out in each of their first two games last season, then averaged 29 points per game the rest of the way. The strong surge

after an ugly 0-3 start gave the team a confidence boost, senior lineman Cameron Machen said. “I think we have a little more confidence than last year. With the rough start, it looked bad. Then it picked up. I think we can continue that and improve,” Machen said. “Last year was a drastic change. On a scale of 1 to 10, it was an eight or nine, easy, from the beginning to the end.” See Trojans, Page 27.

Aug. 19 at Park Place............... 7 p.m. Aug. 26 Lee, Ark..................... 7 p.m. Sept. 2 *Claiborne Aca............. 7 p.m. Sept. 9 *at Riverfield............... 7 p.m. Sept. 16 *at CENLA.................. 7 p.m. Sept. 23 *Amite..................... 7 p.m. Sept. 30 *Glenbrook................ 7 p.m. Oct. 7 Prentiss Christian........... 7 p.m. Oct. 14 *at WCCA.................. 7 p.m. Oct. 21 Prairie View................ 7 p.m. Oct. 28 *at Union Christian......... 7 p.m. *District 3-A games

2010 Results Porters Chapel 38, Tallulah 0 St. Aloysius 30, Tallulah 0 Glenbrook 54, Tallulah 20 Tallulah 46, B.R. Christian 39 Tallulah 39, Riverdale 18 Claiborne 56, Tallulah 33 Tallulah 34, WCCA 32 Tallulah 48, Union Christian 16 Central Hinds 49, Tallulah 21 Trinity 50, Tallulah 15 Sylva-Bay 71, Tallulah 6


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teams in Class A, the potential for a surprising run exists for the Trojans. All they have to do is live up to it. “I feel confident,” Windham said. “We’ve got a pretty tough schedule, but if we all come together and work, nobody’s going to be able to stop us.”

No. Name 1.......Rafeal Saldana 2.......Todd Harrell 4.......Tyler Boyett 5.......Christian Boyett 6.......Hunter Windham 7.......Josh Isaac 9.......Billy Dew 10.....Max Richardson 11.....Dylan Wilson 12.....John Pate Hoffman 17.....Jordan Delaney 20.....Josh Hoffman 24.....Cody Nolan 44.....Landon Reddick 45.....John Bowling 50.....Hunter Rogan

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Pos. RB/DB RB/DB RB/LB RB/DB QB/DB RB/DB DB TE/DE TE/DE RB/DB WR/DB RB/DB TE/DE RB/LB OL/DL OL/DL

52.....Keaton McDonald 12 56.....Zach Ray 11 60.....Preston Harris 11 64.....Cameron Machen 12 66.....Logan Rudd 10 72.....Wade Grady 10 74.....Zach Lewis 11 77.....John Allen Johnston 10

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Port Gibson prepares to turn the corner By Jeff Byrd jbyrd@vicksburgpost.com PORT GIBSON — In two years under coach Lynn Lang, the Port Gibson football program has found respectability. The next progression is contention, and Lang feels his 2011 team is ready to make their move. “All systems are go,” Lang said confidently. “It’s been a progression every year. Before I came, they were winless. We won four my first year and then won six last year. I think we should’ve been 10-1 for our regular season because we lost four games at the last minute. But that comes with growth. We had to learn how to win.” Lang is bullish on the Blue Waves, who finished 6-6 and made the playoffs for the first time since 2005, because the entire offense returns intact. The unit is led by the

explosive talents of quarterback Silento Sayles and an excellent receiving corps keyed by Mississippi State commit Adarius Barnes and senior Calvon Smith. Lynn Lang “This team is as good as any I had up in Memphis,” said Lang, who previously coached at Trezevant which became one of the top programs in Memphis. “I think the world of my wide Adarius receivers.” Barnes Barnes proved he’s the fastest Blue Wave when he ran a 4.21-second 40-yard dash at the Mississippi State camp. Tommy McCaplin ran a 4.31 and running back Johnny Hulbert came in at 4.35. The trio helped Port Gibson win the

Class 4A track and field title last May. “It meant a lot for us to bring home a state championship in track,” said Barnes, who averaged 24.7 yards per catch last season. “I think our speed can translate well to the football field. We can bring that winning attitude.” Sayles, a junior, completed 85 of 135 passes for 1,614 yards and 14 touchdowns. He also was the Blue Waves’ top rusher with 603 yards. With all five starters back on the offensive line, Lang would prefer Hulbert, who’s back at tailback, lead the team in rushing. “We have a veteran group on our offensive line led by Javonne Hunter,” Lang said. “He’s a go-getter. He’s applied to go to West Point and he’s a very strong kid physically. We average 250 across the front with Fabian Greer and (Samario) Goods coming in at 260 pounds apiece.”

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No. Player 20......... Dennis Carter 21......... Michael Vessell 23......... Quintarius Webster 25......... Darius Savage 26......... Devante Davis 30......... Byron Marco 32......... Jamarquis Newsome 33......... Tyler Doss 41......... DeShuan Claiborne 44......... Marquez Little 45......... Andre Jenkins 50......... Isaiah Anderson 53......... Dakembi Stewart 54......... Christopher Segrest 55......... Terry Smith

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Pos. WR/DB WR/DB WR/DB RB/DB WR/DB LB RB/DB RB/LB DE LB/RB LB/DE OL/DL OL/DL OL/LB OL/DL

Head coach: Lynn Lang Assistant coaches: Jadice Moore, Ocie Brown, Dan Smith, Corey Johnson, Andrew Hardy, Kim Windom Base offense: Spread Points per game: 24.0 Base defense: 4-4 Points allowed per game: 17.7 2010 record: 6-6 2010 Region 7-4A record: 2-3 Key returnees: QB Silento Sayles (1,614 passing yards, 14 TDs). WR/S Adarius Barnes (24 receptions for 647 yards, 6 interceptions), DE Darius Moore (14 sacks) Key losses: LB Mitchell Hoskins Forecast: The Blue Waves lost three games in the final minutes last season. Winning those would help Port Gibson compete for a region title.

2011 Schedule Aug. 19 at Hollandale.............7:30 p.m. Aug. 25 at Coahoma County......7:30 p.m. Sept. 2 at Jefferson County......7:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at Madison Parish........7:30 p.m. Sept. 16 *at Germantown.........7:30 p.m. Sept. 23 *Mendenhall.............7:30 p.m. Sept. 30 *Raymond...............7:30 p.m. Oct. 7 *at Florence.................7 p.m. Oct. 14 *at Magee...................7 p.m. Oct. 21 *Richland....................7 p.m. Oct. 28 Open Date *Region 6-4A games

2010 Results

port gibson blue waves roster No. Player 1........... Adarius Barnes 2........... Johnny Hulbert 3........... Arthur Turner 4........... Joshua Young 5........... Tommy McCaplin 6........... Michel Duncan 7........... Domonic Savage 8 .......... Andrew Beverly 9........... Silento Sayles 10......... Devonte Tarleton 12......... Calvon Smith 13......... Anthony Johnson 14......... Marcus Adams 15......... Raheim Gusta 18......... Jamarus Hamlin

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No. Player 56......... Jervaughn Hunter 57......... Michael Wells 58......... Emanuel Barnes 60......... Samario Goods 62......... Jabir Greer 74......... Joshua Brown 75......... David Flowers 77......... Jamison Reynolds 79......... Jaki Hill 80......... Darrius Moore 81......... Rodney Dee 82........Deandre Dotson 84........Ladarian Evans 85........Jhevante Davis 86........Alton Wilson

Gr. 12 12 11 11 12 10 9 9 10 10 12 9 11 9 12

Pos. OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OT DE DE WR/LB TE TE/LB WR/DB TE/DE

Port Gibson 14, Raymond 0 Port Gibson 49, Hinds AHS 12 Jefferson County 34, Port Gibson 22 Port Gibson 54, Madison Parish 0 Wilkinson Co. 20, Port Gibson 19 Port Gibson 17, Hazlehurst 7 Port Gibson 13, Columbia 7 North Pike 39, Port Gibson 6 Port Gibson 54, Crystal Springs 14 South Pike 26, Port Gibson 20 Lawrence County 7, Port Gibson 6 Forest AHS 37, Port Gibson 14


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2010 County statistical leaders OFFENSE Passing

Receiving

Player Comp. Att. Yds. Cam. Cooksey (VHS).... 154 274 2,352 Jonah Masterson (PC)... 121 211 2,011 Hunter Windham (TA)..... 87 184 1,763 Silento Sayles (PG)........ 85 135 1,614 Beau Wallace (WC)........ 90 224 1,243 Ricky Green (SD)............ 53 108 1,009 Jordan Currie (CH)...........- - 747 Aaron Terrell (HA)........... 19 45 220 Ford Biedenharn (SA)..... 26 45 183 Ledarion Robinson (HA). 16 52 182 Carlisle Koestler (SA)..... 12 30 165

Rushing

Player Att. Jordan Currie (CH).......160 Hakeem Johnson (SD).137 Hunter Farrior (CH).......134 Cody Landrem (TA)......172 Kaw. Gaston (VHS)......180 T. Montgomery (SD).....88 Carlton Campbell (SA).. 151 Ford Biedenharn (SA)...97 Silento Sayles (PG)......58 Mac Jones (SA)............88 Johnny Hulbert (PG).....68 Shon Jackson (WC)......59 Jake Boyd (PC).............51 Lee Douglas (CH).........37 Dominic Savage (PG)...53 Austin Roberts (WC).....75 Led. Robinson (HA)......126 Tommy McCaplin (PG).39 Peter Harris (PC)..........46 Reginald Brown (SD)....48 Ricky Green (SD)..........29 D. Youngblood (VHS)...69

Yds. 1,456 1,334 1,246 1,118 1,028 799 798 613 603 508 470 419 392 387 380 376 362 286 268 266 260 258

TD 13 10 18 14 12 7 3 4 1 8 5 3 4 3 3 2 5 6 3 3 8 1

TD Int. 18 12 16 9 15 13 14 4 6 8 13 8 12 1 8 1 2 0 8 1 3 Avg. 9.1 9.7 9.3 6.5 5.7 9.1 5.3 6.3 10.4 5.8 6.9 7.1 7.7 10.5 7.2 5.0 2.9 7.3 5.8 5.5 8.9 3.7

Player Rec. Yds. Chris Marshall (PC)......50 1,029 Malcolm Grant (WC).....40 771 Mont. McDaniel (PC)....38 525 Milan Nasif (VHS).........36 401 Adam Reed (VHS)........36 288 Alvin Stamps (VHS)......35 1,021 Brandon Smith (SD)......34 685 Cody Petty (TA)............32 921 Adarius Barnes (PG).....27 647 Rafael Saldana (TA).....23 476 Rodney Dee (PG).........21 333 ———

TD 9 5 4 4 0 10 10 7 3 3 2

Avg. 20.6 19.3 13.8 11.1 8.0 29.2 20.2 28.8 24.0 20.7 15.9

DEFENSE Tackles

Player No. Mitchell Hoskins (PG)......................................... 147 Tyshaun Tittle (HA)............................................. 110 Robert Seaton (SD)............................................ 108 Given Breckenridge (WC)................................... 106 Lee Douglas (CH)............................................... 104 Tyler Jobe (TA)................................................... 106 Shaquan James (VHS)....................................... 102 Austin Roberts (WC)........................................... 100 Elliott Bexley (SA)................................................. 95 Landon Corkren (CH)........................................... 94 Montana McDaniel (PC)....................................... 91 Melvin Young (SD)................................................ 90 Jake Boyd (PC)..................................................... 90 Tyler Comans (WC).............................................. 90

Sacks

Player No. Darrius Moore (PG).............................................. 14 Lee Douglas (CH)................................................. 11 David Adams (SD)................................................ 11 Ledarius Odems (SD)............................................. 9 Jalen Baker (HA).................................................... 7

Robert Seaton (SD)................................................ 7 Micheal Shorter (SD).............................................. 6 Jordan Currie (CH)................................................. 6 Hunter Farrior (CH)................................................. 6 Christopher Mobley (TA)......................................... 5 Tyler Jobe (TA)....................................................... 4 Shaquille Carter (SD).............................................. 4 Smith Brandon (SD)................................................ 4 Landon Corkren (CH)............................................. 4

Interceptions

Player No. Chris Marshall (PC)................................................ 6 Adarius Barnes (PG)............................................... 6 Lamar Anthony (VHS)............................................. 4 Derrick Hoye (SD)................................................... 4 Lee Douglas (CH)................................................... 3 Ledarion Robinson (HA)......................................... 3 Shan Shivers (TA).................................................. 3 Beau Wallace (WC)................................................ 3 Jonathan Tenner (VHS).......................................... 3 Melvin Young (SD).................................................. 3

Fumble recoveries

Player No. Landon Reddick (TA).............................................. 5 Cameron Machen (TA)........................................... 5 Louis Carson (WC)................................................. 4 Peter Harris (PC).................................................... 4 Lee Douglas (CH)................................................... 4 Jake Boyd (PC)....................................................... 3 Given Breckenridge (WC)....................................... 3 Tyler Comans (WC)................................................ 3 Derrick Hoye (SD)................................................... 3 ———

SPECIAL TEAMS Kicking

Player PAT Pate Demuth (CH)...................... 50

FG 7

Pts. 71

Travis Haas (VHS)...................... 28 Dewayne Russell (PC)................ 27 Silento Sayles (PG).................... 22 Will Stegall (WC).......................... 6 Wade Grady (TA)........................ 16 Terry Montgomery (SD).............. 13 Devon Bell (WC).......................... 3 Blake Hudson (SA)...................... 6 Judson Gatling (SA)..................... 4

3 0 0 4 0 0 1 0 0

37 27 22 18 16 13 6 6 4

Punting

Player No. Avg. Devon Bell (WC).......................43.....................40.6 Montana McDaniel (PC)...........18.....................39.2 Judson Gatling (SA)..................17.....................34.5 Pate Demuth (CH)....................17.....................33.0 Ricky Green (SD)......................10.....................31.1 Carlton Campbell (SA)................9.....................30.4 Rafael Saldana (TA).................21.....................30.1 Wade Grady (TA)......................23.....................29.4

Kick returns

Player No. Chris Marshall (PC).................... 21 Brandon Smith (SD).................... 26 Cody Petty (TA).......................... 36 Malcolm Grant (WC)................... 14 Cody Landrem (TA).................... 16 Jake Boyd (PC)........................... 12 Barrett Teller (SA)....................... 12 DeAndre Selmon (HA)................ 11 Carlton Campbell (SA)................ 18

Avg. 33.1 30.0 23.6 20.9 18.9 17.9 17.6 16.7 15.1

TD 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0

Note: Includes punt and kickoff returns. Key: CH-Central Hinds; HA-Hinds AHS; PC-Porters Chapel; PG-Port Gibson; SA-St. Aloysius; SD-South Delta; TA-Tallulah Academy; VHS-Vicksburg High; WC-Warren Central.


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Hinds ready to take the next step By Jeff Byrd jbyrd@vicksburgpost.com RAYMOND — The football program at Hinds Community College turned a corner in 2010, achieving its first winning season since 2007 with a 5-4 record. The Eagles are looking for bigger things in 2011. Head coach Gene Murphy, who begins his third season of a rebuilding project to bring the Eagles back to national prominence, is pleased with the progress made, but more work must be done. “We took a big step last year with having a winning season,” Murphy said. “The program is heading in the right direction. The kids have bought in to what it takes. We’re start-

ing to bring back the talent from the senior colleges like we used to have, but we have to get that talent to the field.” Murphy’s program was boosted by the Gene Murphy placement of four Division I signees who did not make their intial NCAA qualifying scores. Two are defensive linemen, tackles David Washington (Kentucky) and Dontael Hynum (East Carolina). “When East Carolina came in and signed Leon Mackey, that gave our program a big boost,” said Hinds assistant coach Kelly Murphy. “Wide receiver and defensive line were two spots where we needed help. We lost two good starting receivers in Les Lemons and Cordell Valentine.” The two Warren County products

hinds c.c. eagles Head coach: Gene Murphy Local flavor: OL Matt Wooten (St. Aloysius), OL Steven Jordan (Warren Central), OL John Gustavis (WC), S Malcolm Grant (WC), LB Mitchell Hoskins (Port Gibson), DB Johnny Banks (Port Gibson), DB Jeremy Lee (Hinds AHS). Key returnees: QB Deon Anthony, RB Jeremy Palmer, LB Godfrey Thompson, CB Jeremy Lee Key losses: RB Matthew Willis (1,035 rushing yards, 13 TDs); WR Les Lemons, WR Cordell Valentine

2011 schedule Sept. 1 Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29

Itawamba................ 6:30 p.m. East Miss.................. 6:30 p.m. at Co-Lin.................... 7 p.m. at Delta................... 6:30 p.m. East Central................. 7 p.m. Jones..................... 6:30 p.m. at Southwest................ 5 p.m. Pearl River................... 1 p.m. at Gulf Coast................ 3 p.m.

have moved on to senior colleges. Valentine signed with Tarleton State in Texas and Lemons inked with Arkansas-Monticello. An offensive line led by two more Warren Central players will be a key to the Eagles in 2011. John Gustavis (6-3, 270) might be the Eagles’ best college prospect at guard. Steven Jordan, who was used in a utility role last year, has found a home at quick tackle. “Both of them are really good football players,” Kelly Murphy said. “We’re expecting big things out of John. Steven is as hard a worker as you’re going to find.” St. Aloysius signee Matt Wooten will also be in the line rotation. “Matt had a real good summer,” Kelly Murphy said. “Still needs to get stronger, but he’s one of our freshman tackles and we’ll have to have one of them step up and start.”

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college player list Mississippi State • Marvin Bure, Sr. CB (Vicksburg High) • Reed Gordon, Fr. LS (Porters Chapel)

Alcorn State • Joshua Dotson, Fr. ATH (Port Gibson) • Franco Knox, Jr. OL (Warren Central)

Jackson State • Vincent Jones, Fr. OL (Hinds AHS)

Mississippi College • Horace Allen, Jr. DB (Vicksburg High) • Dekores Branch, Sr. DL (Vicksburg High) • Milan Nasif, Fr. WR (Vicksburg High) • Hunter Farrior, LB, Fr. (Central Hinds) • Nick Mitchell, Fr. DL (Central Hinds) • Austin Sills, Fr. DL (Central Hinds)

Alabama State • Jarvis Holmes, Fr. OL (Vicksburg High)

Murray State • Darius Buck, Jr. DB (Warren Central)

Tarelton State • Cordell Valentine, Jr. WR (Warren Central)

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Choctaws expect season of renewal By Jeff Byrd jbyrd@vicksburgpost.com With several explosive components back in the fold, Mississippi College is looking for a rebound. The Choctaws slumped to a 4-6 season in 2010 with a 2-6 mark in the American Southwest Conference. They won the ASC title in 2009 behind All-Conference linebacker and former Vicksburg High product Quartez Ashmore. Veteran coach and Vicksburg native Norman Joseph hopes that the return of speedy tailback Steven Knight will give his Choctaws a big boost. Knight, a Hinds Community College product, missed eight games with a knee injury, and

was limited to just 156 yards rushing. With his health recovered, Knight is a preseason all-conference and potential Division III All-America candidate. With Knight back, the Choctaws look set because quarterback Tommy Reyer and his top two targets return. Reyer threw for 2,224 yards and 17 touchdowns last season and was named the ASC Freshman of the Year. Most of the passes went to either Brian Richardson (91 receptions, 1,250 yards, 9 TDs) or junior Randal Pharr (47 receptions, 660 yards, 7 TDs). Protecting Reyer is an experienced offensive line with three starters back. Cory York enters his fourth season as a starter at guard. Justin Cardwell is a two-year starter at tackle and Sylvain Alacron started four games as a true freshman.

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Bulldogs ready to build on success By Ernest Bowker ebowker@vicksburgpost.com STARKVILLE — Since the time he arrived in Starkville, Dan Mullen seemed to have a plan for turning Mississippi State’s fortunes around. One by one, over the last two years he’s quickly crossed a lot of items off the to-do list: • Gin up genuine excitement for one of the Southeastern Conference’s historical also-rans. (Check). • Reignite the rivalry with Ole Miss ... errr ... the School Up North. (Check). • Keep the excitement going by having some measure of on-field success. (Check). All of those things fit snugly into phase one of Mullen’s master plan. Now comes the hard part — taking the Bulldogs to the next level in a division that includes three of the last five national champions. It’s a major challenge, to be sure, but one the Bulldogs must conquer if they’re to be taken seriously as a contender in the rough and tumble SEC West. “You don’t see championship programs that just win a championship one year and fall off the charts for the next three or four years, and come back and win a championship again. Championship programs are consistent winners, and then find

a way to have that special season,” Mullen said. “That’s what we want our program to be and that’s what we’re building toward.” It’s not like the Bulldogs are ill-prepared. They have 15 starters returning from the team that went 9-4 last season and annihilated Michigan in the Gator Bowl — MSU’s first appearance in a January Bowl since the 1998 season and its first victory in one since the 1941 Orange Bowl. Half of the starters that aren’t returning are in the linebacker corps, where three players graduated. Among the returnees are quarterback Chris Relf (13 passing TDs, 713 rushing yards), leading rusher Vick Ballard (968 rushing yards and a school-record 19 TDs) and leading receiver Chad Bumphis (44 receptions, 634 yards, five TDs). Mississippi State is ranked 20th in the USA Today Preseason Top 25 poll, but are merely one of nine SEC teams to be ranked. Of the nine, only Georgia at No. 22 and Florida at No. 23 are lower. Defending national champion Auburn is ranked 19th. Junior cornerback Corey Broomfield said running the SEC gauntlet will bring out the best in the Bulldogs. “You’re getting up to compete,” Broomfield said. “In boxing, to be See MSU, Page 33.

mississippi state university Head coach: Dan Mullen (14-11, third season) Assistant coaches: Geoff Collins, Tony Hughes, Les Koenning, Scott Sallach, Melvin Smith, Angelo Mirando, Greg Knox, Dan John Hevesy, Chris WilMullen son, Matt Balis, Rockey Felker Base offense: Spread Points per game: 29.0 Base defense: 4-3 Points allowed per game: 19.8 2010 record: 9-4 2010 SEC record: 4-4 Key returnees: QB Chris Relf, WR Chad Bumphis, WR Arceto Clark, RB Vick Ballard, CB Johnthan Banks S Charles Mitchell, DL Fletcher Cox Key losses: OL J.C. Brignone, OL Derek Sherrod, LB Chris White, LB K.J. Wright, LB Maurice Langston, DL Pernell McPhee, PK Sean Brauchle Forecast: If the Bulldogs can fill holes on the O-line and in the linebacking corps, another January bowl berth is a strong possibility.

2011 Schedule Sept. 1 at Memphis................. 7 p.m. Sept. 10 at *Auburn.............. 11:21 a.m. Sept. 15 *LSU......................... 7 p.m. Sept. 24 Louisiana Tech................ TBA Oct. 1 *at Georgia.................... TBA Oct. 8 at UAB...................... 11 a.m. Oct. 15 *South Carolina............... TBA Oct. 22 Open date Oct. 29 at *Kentucky.................. TBA Nov. 5 Tennessee-Martin............. TBA Nov. 12 *Alabama..................... TBA Nov. 19 x-at *Arkansas................. TBA Nov. 26 *Ole Miss . ................... TBA x-at Little Rock, Ark.

*Southeastern Conference games

2010 Results Mississippi State 49, Memphis 7 Auburn 17, Mississippi State 14 LSU 29, Mississippi State 7 Mississippi State 24, Georgia 12 Mississippi State 49, Alcorn State 16 Mississippi State 47, Houston 24 Mississippi State 10, Florida 7 Mississippi State 29, UAB 24 Mississippi State 24, Kentucky 17 Alabama 30, Mississippi State 10 Arkansas 38, Mississippi State 31, 2OT Mississippi State 31, Ole Miss 23 Mississippi State 52, Michigan 14


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MSU Continued from Page 32. the heavyweight champ you’ve got to beat them. You don’t get voted, you’ve got to go out there and do it. So that’s how we feel about it. You want to be the best, you’ve got to go out there and play the best.” As always, Mississippi State will do just that, and they’ll do it early in the schedule. MSU travels to Auburn on Sept. 10, then hosts No. 4 LSU five days later for a Thursday night game. Those two sets of Tigers are a major obstacle for State. They haven’t beaten both Auburn and LSU in the same season since 1999. Since both games have traditionally been played early in the season, the losses have also put Mississippi State in a hole in the SEC standings. Mississippi State has had only two winning Septembers since 2000, and is 16-33 overall in the season’s first month since then. The Bulldogs have come a long

way since Mullen took over, but they don’t have to look far to remind themselves there’s still a long way to go. “Coach Mullen reminds us every day. We’re 2-8 in the SEC West the last two years, so we ain’t done nothing yet,” Broomfield said. “We beat the school up north but nobody else in the West. We’re not complacent at all. We haven’t done anything yet.”

by the numbers Number of tackles combined by departed senior linebackers Chris White and K.J. Wright.

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Spears brings attitude to Braves Despite sanctions, Tigers are hopeful By David Brandt The Associated Press With his sunglasses and swagger, first-year Alcorn State coach Melvin Spears looks like a cocky guy. Braves’ defensive lineman Brandon Morris says those first impressions are right on target. “That’s how he is 100 percent of the time. He’s got that swagger and that confidence to him — it’s infectious for us.” Morris said. “But people don’t understand that he’s a really easy person to like. He’s definitely a people person.” Spears, 51, was hired by the Braves during the offseason after Earnest Collins left to take the head coaching job at Northern Colorado. The 1983 Alcorn State graduate won the Southwestern Athletic Conference

title in 2005 while at Grambling. Now he’s trying to do the same thing with the Braves. Spears said he has the pieces to be competitive immediately. Melvin “Certainly having Spears an outstanding quarterback gives you a leg up,” Spears said. “We’ve just got to get some other pieces around him who can play at a high level. We were decimated on defense, but we’ve brought in some folks who I hope can help us out.” Alcorn State has one of the league’s young stars in sophomore quarterback Brandon Bridge. Nicknamed See Alcorn, Page 35.

By David Brandt The Associated Press Jackson State coach Rick Comegy believes he’s going to have a good football team this season. And he’s not afraid to say so. “We’ve got guys who are mature and we’ve got guys who can play ball,” said Comegy, who enters his fifth season with the Tigers. “This should be the kind of year where we show how football at Jackson State is played.” Confidence abounds at Jackson State, which is coming off an 8-3 season. Much of that bravado is due to the return of quarterback Casey Therriault, who is coming off one of the best passing seasons in school history. The 6-foot-3, 205-pound senior

threw for 3,436 yards and tied a school record with 31 touchdown passes. He also rushed for 10 touchdowns in his first season after transferring from junior Casey college. Therriault Jackson State was picked to win the Southwestern Athletic Conference Eastern Division in a poll of the league’s coaches. Therriault doesn’t shy away from the expectations, but stressed the Tigers haven’t accomplished anything. “There’s a lot of things I need to improve and the team needs to improve,” Therriault said. “Just because we’re getting a lot of See SWAC, Page 35.


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“Air Canada” because of his Ontario home, the 6-foot-5, 195-pound Bridge threw for 2,086 yards and 19 touchdowns as a true freshman and was named the SWAC’s Newcomer of the Year. He also rushed for 601 yards and eight touchdowns as the Braves finished with a 5-6 record. “We have more of a multiple, pro type of offense that he’ll have to adjust to,” Spears said.

preseason honors doesn’t mean it’ll be that way in the postseason.” Jackson State’s goals have been limited by the NCAA and SWAC this season. The program was banned from the NCAA’s postseason because of subpar Academic Progress Rate scores. During its summer meetings, the conference ruled that ban will also apply to the conference championship game.

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Southern Miss rises with renewed hopes By Steve Wilson swilson@vicksburgpost.com HATTIESBURG — For the first three years of coach Larry Fedora’s tenure at Southern Miss, the Golden Eagles have been an offensive team in need of a quality defense. Dan Disch’s new scheme might be just the cure the doctor ordered for what ailed Southern Miss last season. The former Illinois assistant was hired in the offseason as the new defensive coordinator. He brings with him a new scheme, the 4-2-5. With four down linemen, two linebackers and five defensive backs, the new scheme promises to get more speed and athleticism on the field than last year’s 4-3 alignment. “I do think (that the new 4-2-5 scheme will help defend against the spread offense). I wouldn’t have gone to it if I didn’t think it was going to be effective,” Fedora said. “It’s something that — in talking to a lot of people who use it now and looking at the offenses we face each week — it’s ideal for us. It puts another athlete on the field. We’re able to get into a 4-3 or 3-4 with the exact personnel. We went back and looked at how many times we actually had three linebackers on the field in the nickel and dime packages and it wasn’t very often. So, we thought, ‘Why not go and make that

your base?’” If Fedora is to take Southern Miss (8-5, 5-3 C-USA) to the Conference USA Championship Game in his fourth season, a massive defensive improvement is in order. The defense was one of the reasons why the team was 1-4 in games decided by a touchdown or less. The numbers couldn’t have been uglier. The defense gave up 29.5 points per game, ranking 81st out of 120 FBS teams in scoring defense. Six times, the defense yielded 40 or more points to the opposition. The USM secondary was shredded by opposing passers, giving up just over 242 passing yards per game and 28 TD passes. In the red zone, USM gave up a score 91 percent of the time. The defense isn’t without talent. The linebacking corps, led by Korey Williams and Ronnie Thornton, who combined for 153 tackles and 201⁄2 tackles for loss, will be a strength. Former defensive back and linebacker Jamie Collins (76 tackles, 21⁄2 sacks, two interceptions) will switch to the bandit position, which will allow the speedster to line up with a hand on the ground as a defensive lineman or play upright in space in pass coverage. Think of it as the best of both worlds, a mad scientist’s combination of a defensive end and a linebacker. “I love it,” Collins said of the new

defense. “It’s not hard, it’s simple. I’m in a position that I can really be good.” Despite losing big nose guard Anthony Gray, the defensive line, paced by pass rusher Cordarro Law (6 sacks last season) and run-stopping senior tackle Terrance Pope (22

tackles, two sacks) has both depth and experience. The secondary will be retooled after losing Justin Wilson, Vicksburg native and nickel back Chico Hunter. JUCO signees Clifford Johnson and Martez ThompSee USM, Page 37.

Southern mississippi Head coach: Larry Fedora (22-17, fourth season) Assistant coaches: Deke Adams, Blake Anderson, Grady Brown, Dan Disch, David Duggan, Chris Kapilovic, Robert MatLarry thews, Pat Washington Fedora and Walt Bell Base offense: Spread Points per game: 36.8 Base defense: 4-2-5 Points allowed per game: 29.5 2010 record: 8-5 2010 C-USA record: 5-3 Key returnees: QB Austin Davis (278 of 442, 3,103 yards, 20 TDs, 6 INTs; 10 rushing TDs), RB Kendrick Hardy (139 attempts, 903 yards, 7 TDs), RB Desmond Johnson (646 yards, 9 TDs), WR Kelvin Bolden (46 catches for 722 yds, 6 TDs), DL Jamie Collins, LB Korey Williams, DL Khyri Thornton, DL Cordarro Law (5.5 sacks) Key losses: WR DeAndre Brown, OL Cameron Zipp, DB Chico Hunter, DB Justin Wilson, DL Anthony Gray Forecast: If the new defense is an improvement, the Golden Eagles have the talent to compete for a Conference USA title.

2011 Schedule Sept. 3 Sept. 10 Sept. 17 Sept. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Nov. 17 Nov. 26

Louisiana Tech.............. 9 p.m. *at Marshall.............. 2:30 p.m. SE Louisiana................. 6 p.m. at Virginia..................... TBA *vs. Rice.................. 6:30 p.m. at Navy................... 2:30 p.m. *SMU........................ 7 p.m. *at UTEP..................... 7 p.m. *at East Carolina............. 3 p.m. *UCF........................ 7 p.m. *at UAB...................... 7 p.m. *Memphis................... 3 p.m.

*Conference USA games

2010 Results South Carolina 41, Southern Miss 13 Southern Miss 34, Prairie View 7 Southern Miss 31, Kansas 16 Southern Miss 13, Louisiana Tech 12 Southern Miss 41, Marshall 16 East Carolina 44, Southern Miss 43 Southern Miss 41, Memphis 19 UAB 50, Southern Miss 49 Southern Miss 46, Tulane 30 Southern Miss 31, UCF 21 Houston 59, Southern Miss 41 Tulsa 56, Southern Miss 50 Louisville 31, Southern Miss 28

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USM Continued from Page 36. son will be asked to contribute immediately, along with returnees Deron Wilson, Marcal Robinson and Alexander Walters. If the defense can be shored up, the offense won’t need much help. The key for Fedora’s spread attack is senior quarterback Austin Davis, who bounced back from a broken foot in 2009 to have his best season in Hattiesburg. While not the strongest-armed of quarterbacks, Davis is an accurate passer and deft operator in the option game. He completed 278 of 442 passes for 3,103 yards and 20 touchdowns, while throwing only six interceptions. He rushed for 452 yards and 10 touchdowns. After taking over as USM’s career passing TD leader in 2010, eclipsing Brett Favre, he needs just 300 yards to take over as the school’s leader for career passing yards. Davis will have plenty of weapons around him. Sophomore Kendrick

Thursday, August 18, 2011 Hardy returns at running back and rushed for 903 yards and seven touchdowns despite only starting three games. Desmond Johnson (611 yards, eight TDs) and speedster Jeremy Hester will give Fedora more options in the backfield. Despite losing tight end Johdrick Morris and wideout DeAndre Brown, Kelvin Bolden (averaged 15.7 yards per catch and six TDs last season) and Quentin Pierce (38 catches, 454 yards, 4four TDs) provide a strong 1-2 punch at wide receiver. Tracy Lampley (26 catches, 203 yards, 65 carries, 384 yards) is fully recovered from last year’s nagging knee injury and has moved into the wideout rotation. The offensive line, while losing center Cameron Zipp and right guard Alex Michael, returns every other starter. Danny Hrapmann was a Lou Groza Award finalist in 2010 and is one of the nation’s best kickers, hitting 26 of 31 attempts with a long of 54 yards. He converted all 54 of his PAT attempts and had eight touchbacks.

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Rebels try to move on from disappointment By Jeff Byrd jbyrd@vicksburgpost.com OXFORD — It was a long offseason for Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt and his Rebels. After two 9-4 seasons and back-to-back Cotton Bowl titles, the Rebels crashed with a 4-8 record in 2010. At the Conerly Trophy awards ceremony last December, Nutt vowed changes would be made. “We didn’t have fun last season,” Nutt said. “We played 12 games, but we didn’t show up to play 12 times. That made for a long offseason for us.” Nutt went to work by revamping his coaching staff. Dave Rader, who ran the offense with line coach Mike Markuson last year, was replaced by NFL quarterback guru David Lee. Nutt also brought in Oklahoma State assistant Gunter Brewer to coach

the receivers. The new offensive staff will have Lee, who was with the Miami Dolphins the last three years, as the offensive coordinator while Brewer will be the passing game coordinator and Markuson is the running game coordinator. Nutt is confident the various pieces will mesh together. “We had to start with our leadership and that begins with the coaches,” Nutt said. “We’re going to have a fast-paced offense. We’re much different on that side of the ball because one of the areas we had to address was our talent at wide receiver and tight end.” The Rebels landed two of the state’s best wide receivers in Madison Central’s Tobias Singleton and Raleigh’s Donte Moncrief. They signed Jamal Mosley to add beef and pass catching ability at tight end. Mosley was a projected starter at Oklahoma State

until personal problems forced his departure. “The canvas has changed with what we’ve done at tight end and wide receiver,” Nutt said. “Donte Moncrief and Tobias Singleton bring the speed that you have to have at this level. I felt (Jeremiah) Masoli had to play with one hand behind his back all last year, because we simply didn’t have the talent to stretch the field.” Masoli still managed to throw for 2,039 yards and 14 touchdowns in his only season at Ole Miss. He is now in camp with the San Francisco 49ers. As to who will replace Masoli, it is still a question mark. West Virginia transfer Barry Brunetti, junior college transfer Zack Stoudt and redshirt Randall Mackey are all battling for the job. Lee, who coached Tony Romo to a Pro Bowl during his three-year stint with the Dallas Cowboys, said consistency will determine the next Rebels’ starting quarterback. “He’s got to make good decisions and be able to hit his receivers on a consistent basis,” Lee said. “My basic offensive philosophy is to put stress on the defense. Make them have to cover a lot of bases and that’s why we’re going to use two backs, one back, and the Wild Rebel (formation).” Stoudt likes what Lee brings to the Rebels. “He’s brought in a new system and you know it’s a good one because he coached in the NFL,” Stoudt said. The Rebels will use an experienced offensive line to make it easier for the quarterbacks. “We have two big offensive tackles who can play,” Lee said of Bobby Massie (6-6, 325) and Bradley Sowell (6-7, 315). “Right now, run-blocking is the best thing we do. But we also have the two tight ends, Mosley and Ferbia Allen, who can make a differSee Ole Miss, Page 39.

ole miss Head coach: Houston Nutt (22-16, fourth season) Assistant coaches: Gunter Brewer, Keith Burns, David Lee, Mike Markuson, Derrick Nix, Tyrone Nix, Terry Price, James Shibest, Chris Houston Vaughn. Nutt Base offense: pro set Points per game: 30.6 Base defense: 4-3 Points per game: 35.2 2010 Record: 4-8 2010 SEC record: 1-7 Key returnees: OT Bobby Massie, OT Bradley Sowell, DE Kentrell Lockett (6 tackles, 1 sack), WR Derrick Herman (6 rec. 29 yards), RB Brandon Bolden (976 yards, 14 TDs), DE Wayne Dorsey (12 tackles, 4 TFL), WR Melvin Harris (30 rec. 408 yards, 3 TDs). Key losses: QB Jeremiah Masoli (2,039 yards,14 TDs), WR Keith Summers (28 rec. 575 yards, 6 TDs), LB Jonathan Cornell (80 tackles, 14 TFL), S Allen Walker (54 tackles, 7.5 TFL, 4.5 sacks). Forecast: Ole Miss hopes an opener with national power Brigham Young will spring the Rebels to a rebound season.

2011 Schedule All times TBA, unless noted

Sept. 3 Brigham Young......3:45 p.m. Sept. 10 Southern Illinois................TBA Sept 17 *at Vanderbilt.....11:21 a.m. Sept. 24 *Georgia........................TBA Oct. 1 at Fresno State......8:15 p.m. Oct. 15 *Alabama......................TBA Oct. 22 *Arkansas......................TBA Oc.t 29 *at Auburn.....................TBA Nov. 5 *at Kentucky ..................TBA Nov. 12 Lousiana Tech..................TBA Nov. 19 *LSU............................TBA Nov. 26 *at Mississippi State............TBA *Southeastern Conference games

2010 Results

Jacksonville State 49, Ole Miss 48, 2 OT Ole Miss 27, Tulane 13 Vanderbilt 28, Ole Miss 14 Ole Miss 55, Fresno State 38 Ole Miss 42, Kentucky 35 Alabama 23, Ole Miss 10 Arkansas 38, Ole Miss 24 Auburn 51, Ole Miss 31 Ole Miss 43, La-Lafayette 21 Tennessee 52, Ole Miss 14 LSU 43, Ole Miss 36 Mississippi State 31, Ole Miss 23


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Ole Miss Continued from Page 37. ence for us in the passing game.” On defense, Rebels coordinator Tyrone Nix said some issues with the cornerback play were addressed. “We had a tough off-season, but we got some players in here,” Nix said. “Wesley Pendleton and Senquez Gholson and Nick Brassell have all helped us upgrade the corners. In two days, Brassell has led us in interceptions.” Brassell was a two-way standout for South Panola and led them to the Class 6A title last December. Nutt said Brassell will also get snaps at wide receiver. Gholson comes from Pascagoula, where he turned down an offer to play pro baseball. Pendleton is a junior college transfer from Copiah-Lincoln. Perhaps the biggest help for the Rebels is the return of defensive end Kentrell Lockett. Lockett went down with a knee injury in the openingday loss to Jacksonville State.

The Rebels were never the same afterward. “Kentrell Lockett is what I call an eraser. He can erase other guys’ mistakes,” Nix said. Lockett said the Rebels had their attitudes adjusted back in January. “It begins with practicing hard and then carry that out to execution on the field,” Lockett said.

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