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County officers line up to kick off new term By Danny Barrett Jr. dbarrett@vicksburgpost.com

‘I nearly had a stroke’

Port Gibson rallies past WC

Eighteen Warren County officials took the oath of office this morning for the 2012-16 term that begins Monday. Raising their right hands in unison as they formed a semi-circle around Chancellor Vicki Roach Barnes’ bench were four incumbent supervisors and one newcomer. District 1 Supervisor John Arnold, who defeated David McDonald, stood with Richard George, Bill Lauderdale, Charles Selmon and William Banks. Sworn into countywide posts were Chancery Clerk Donna Farris Hardy, who succeeds retiring incumbent Dot McGee, and Circuit Clerk Shelly Ashley-Palmertree, who begins a third term. Also sworn in were Sheriff Martin Pace, Tax Collector Antonia Flaggs-Jones, Tax

Assessor Angela Brown, Coroner Doug Huskey, Deputy Coroners Kelda Bailess and Ron Regan, County Prosecutor Richard Johnson, Southern District Justice Court Judge Jeff Crevitt and constables Glenn McKay, John Heggins and Randy Naylor. District Attorney Ricky Smith was to take the oath of office for a second term from Circuit Court Judge Isadore Patrick at a separate ceremony later today. Central District Justice Court Judge James Jefferson, elected in 2010, took the oath for his full term from Patrick in the judge’s office this morning. Eddie Woods, judge for the northern district, was expected to be sworn in today, said McGee, who was in charge of bond documents as each officeholder signed them. Monday is a state and county government holiday for New Year’s Day, which prompted the earlier inaugu-

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Supervisors taking their oaths of office are, from left, William Banks, Charles Selmon, Bill Lauderdale, Richard George and John Arnold. ration. The practice makes their positions official before the new year, placing them on the state payroll before the long weekend. Swearingin ceremonies most often are held before the start of a

term so bonds may be purchased from private bonding companies, said Deputy State Auditor Patrick Dendy. “A lot of officials just go ahead and have it done beforehand,” Dendy said

DEATHS • Pilar Rosa Duran • Aldous King • Fred E. Scott

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1851: The first Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) in the United States is founded in Boston. 1890: The Wounded Knee massacre in South Dakota leaves an estimated 300 Sioux Indians killed by U.S. troops sent to disarm them. 1934: Japan formally renounces the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922. 1975: A bomb explodes in the main terminal of New York’s LaGuardia Airport, killing 11 people.

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ing to the poll. But 62 percent are optimistic about what 2012 will bring for the nation, and more, 78 percent, are hopeful about the year their family will have in 2012. Jeff Wolfe, 33, of Farmington, W.Va., said 2011 treated him well because he was able to find steady work as a lineman. But for the rest of the nation, things were “pretty

JACKSON — Mississippi lawmakers and Gov.-elect Phil Bryant will face a difficult task in crafting a state budget for the fiscal year that starts on July 1. Bryant will propose a budget after taking office in January, but he has been vague about his plans. Lt. Gov.elect Tate Reeves and likely House Speaker Philip Phil Gunn also Bryant have made no specific proposals. One legislative Inaguraproposal tion plans would set retain funding levels for public elementary and secondary schools as well as community colleges, but imposes funding cuts for other agencies that outgoing Gov. Haley Barbour said are unrealistically deep. Lawmakers also will have to decide whether to renew a tax on hospital beds that funds Medicaid, and whether they want to change the state’s Public Employees Retirement System. The Legislature convenes on Tuesday. An overarching tone is likely to be whether Bryant and the Republi-

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Vicksburg Fire Department officials work to battle a blaze Wednesday night at 1519 Ethel St., Apartment B. The resident, Timothy Hunt, who is being comforted by his mother, Rose Hunt, at left, was inside the house when the fire broke out about 6:30, but he had to be alerted by neighbors who saw smoke rising from the roof. Fire Chief Charles Atkins said the house was a total loss, about half to fire and the rest to smoke and water damage. The other half of the duplex received water and smoke damage, but no injuries were reported. Fire Investigators Leslie Sanders and Tommy Stewart, who were at the home this morning, blamed the blaze on an electrical malfunction in the breaker box.

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Poll finds Americans optimistic for 2012 By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Americans are hopeful for what 2012 will bring for their families and the country, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll, though most say 2011 was a year they would rather forget. Nearly seven in 10 say the year gone by was a bad one, more than double those who consider it a success, accord-

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Vicksburg man arrested for cocaine possession A Vicksburg man was charged this morning with sale of cocaine, said Lt. Sandra Williams. L.J. Lyons Jr., 36, 208 Rhodes Drive, was arrested at 5:53 following an undercover narcotics investigation,

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Probation violation lands man in jail A man wanted for violating probation was in the Warren County Jail this morning. Joe Edward Cousins, 54, no

known address, was arrested by police at 4 a.m. on a warrant from the Mississippi Department of Corrections. Cousins was being held without bond pending transfer to MDOC officials.

Hotel deal in works for downtown Jackson JACKSON, Miss. — Developers believe replacing a vacant office building with an upscale hotel will be a major step in reviving downtown Jackson. The Simpson Group plans to build a nine-story, 205room Westin hotel at the former Mississippi Valley Title building at Tombigbee and West streets. The group is in negotiations with the Hinds County Economic Development Authority and other county officials to settle on a purchase price. The county paid $2.5 million for the building in 2007 when Mississippi Valley Title Insurance Co. moved to new offices in Madison. Lead developer Joseph Simpson, said construction on the $55 million project could start next fall, once the Valley Title building has been demolished.

State auditor to USM: Count laptops or pay HATTIESBURG, Miss. — State Auditor Stacey Pickering says the University of Southern Mississippi has three weeks to wrap up an inventory of its 700 Samsung computer tablets or pay for the 20 that are missing. Both Pickering and university officials said they are confident that all remaining tablets will be documented.

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Southern Miss purchased 700 Samsung computer tablets for more than $400,000 this summer and distributed them as gifts to faculty and students. State officials said that transaction, which was not bid upon and conducted without college board approval, has since come under scrutiny by the state college board.

Vernon inmate dead; two charged in fight LEESVILLE, La. — A Vernon Parish Jail inmate has died after a fight among prisoners. Sheriff Sam Craft said the inmate, Kelley Lindsey, age unavailable, was found dead in a common area of one of the jail’s cells Wednesday. Inmates Jonathan Lloyd Hopkins and Octavius Riggins have been charged with second-degree murder.

Coast man could face 60 years in molestation VANCLEAVE, Miss. — Jackson County sheriff’s investigators have arrested a Vancleave man on four felony counts of molestation. Sheriff Mike Byrd said 61-year-old Benard Ellis

Hagood was taken into custody Tuesday. The arrest in the Mississippi Gulf Coast city came after deputies received a report of Hagood molesting two girls, 11 and 13. Hagood was in the Jackson County jail on $100,000 bond. If convicted, Hagood could go to prison up to 60 years.

Surgical robot working at McComb hospital MCCOMB, Miss. — Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center has welcomed a long-awaited da Vinci robotic surgical system. The robotic equipment was set up in an operating room at the Cardiovascular Institute of Mississippi. Hospital administrator Richard Williams said surgeons will be able to perform prostate, OB/GYN and heart procedures with the equipment. Williams said the system’s magnified, high resolution, 3-D optics along with ultraprecise instrumentation will give doctors the ability to perform more complex cases.

Copiah woman, 70, dies in house fire HAZLEHURST, Miss. — A 70-year-old Hazlehurst woman died in a Wednesday house fire.

Copiah County Coroner Ellis Stuart said Bertha Faye Thornton’s body was found shortly after daylight. The fire was reported about 1 a.m. Deputies were able to rescue her husband, Billy Thornton. He was taken to St. Dominic hospital in Jackson. Volunteers from eight Copiah County fire departments responded and didn’t leave until after 10 a.m.

Pearl River deputies to drive propane cars PEARL RIVER COUNTY, Miss. — The Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department expects to cut its energy bill by $60,000 a year as it switches its 16 patrol cars from gasoline to propane. Department heads said the deputies who’ve driven the propane-fueled cars said they run better. Capt. Kelvin Stanford, the Operations Commander for the Pearl River County sheriff, said the propane tanks are mounted in the trunks and the system has been tested for safety. Deputies will be able to fill up at the sheriff’s department or other approved sites. When no propane is available, the cars use gasoline.

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JACKSON — Twenty-four bands, from Mississippi high schools, community colleges and universities will participate in the Jan. 10 guber- BY THE ASSOCIATED natorial PRESS inaugural parade in downtown Jackson. Hinds Community College is among the lead performers. Republican Phil Bryant, elected Nov. 8, will be sworn in as Mississippi’s 64th governor at noon at the State Capitol. The parade will be at 2. Bryant, a Moorhead native, said Mississippi Delta Community College to be the lead band representing his hometown. The second will be from Hinds, which operates a campus in Vicksburg, followed by the University of Southern Mississippi, all of which Bryant attended. The fourth is from Northwest Rankin High School, where his two children attended.

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CHURCHES King Solomon Baptist — Reconciliation and healing services, 7 tonight-Saturday; 1401 Farmer St.; speakers: the Revs. Marcus Cheeks of Jackson, Jackie Davis of Greenville and Edward Crowley of Pocahontas; the Rev. R.D. Bernard, pastor. Bethlehem M.B. — Watch meeting, 10 p.m. Saturday; the Rev. Dennis J. Redden Sr., pastor; 3055 N. Washington St. Mount Carmel Ministries — Watch meeting, 10:30 p.m. Saturday; 2015 Grove St.

Bingham Memorial M.B. — Combined watch meeting with Trinity Temple Baptist, 10 p.m. Saturday; 1063 Green St. House of Peace Worship — Prophetic New Year’s Eve service, 10 p.m. Saturday, breakfast; Apostle Linda Sweezer, founding pastor; 601-6303362; 2372 Grove St. Zion Travelers M.B. — Watch meeting, 10 p.m. until Saturday; Alfred Lassiter Jr., pastor; 1701 Poplar St. The Word Church — Service with Prophet Bill Dickers, 10 p.m. Saturday-midnight; 11:30 a.m. Sunday; 6:30 p.m. Monday-Tuesday; Bishop Oscar L. Gates, pastor; 1201 Grove St. Trinity Theological Seminary — Registration open, classes start 6 p.m. Jan. 12; Emma Roberts, 601-638-3062, or Pastor Joe Harris Jr., 601636-2407; 260 Mississippi 27.

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Senior Center — Closed Friday. Levi’s — A Gathering Place; New Year’s potluck with music, 7-10 p.m. Saturday; donations appreciated. American Legion Post 213 “The Hut” — Dance: Saturday, 9 p.m. until; food and party favors; DJ Duncan Smith; admission, $4 advance from any member of The Hut, $5 at the door; Sunday, 8 p.m. until; DJ “Horseman” Mitchell; $3 single, $5 couple; cash raffle drawing.

Spinning Fiber Workshop — 10 a.m.-noon Wednesdays, Jan. 11, 18 and 25; review of basic techniques; $90 members and $100 nonmembers; supplies included; Brenda Harrower, presenter; Southern Cultural Heritage Center; 601-631-2997 or e-mail info@ southernculture.org.

Lt.-governor elect endorses senator JACKSON — Lt. Gov.-elect Tate Reeves has sent a letter to senators backing Sen. Terry Brown, a Columbus Republican, for the Senate’s No. 2 leadership post. The president pro tempore will be elected by the Senate on Tuesday — the first day of the legislative session. Traditionally, the candidate endorsed by the lieutenant governor wins. Reeves, also a Republican, called Brown “one of the more conservative and most experienced people in the Capitol.” The 61-year-old Brown has been in the Senate since 2004. He served in the House from 1988-2000. The pro tempore’s duties include presiding over the Senate in the lieutenant governor’s absence and heading the Rules Committee.


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‘I nearly had a stroke’

FEMA: Our mistake, but you’ve gotta repay aid By Michael Kunzelman The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — When the Federal Emergency Management Agency mailed out 83,000 debt notices this year to victims of Hurricane Katrina and other 2005 storms, one of the letters showed up in David Bellinger’s mailbox. Bellinger, who is blind, needed a friend to read it and break the news that FEMA wants him to pay back more than $3,200 in federal aid he received after Katrina. “I nearly had a stroke,” recalls the 63-year-old, who moved to Atlanta after the storm wrecked his New Orleans home. “I’m totally blind. I subsist entirely on a Social Security disability check. If I have to pay this money back, it would pretty much wipe out all the savings I have.” Many other Gulf Coast hurricane victims are in the same position, angry and frustrated at the prospect of repaying money they spent years ago as they tried to rebuild their lives. FEMA is seeking to recover more than $385 million it says was improperly paid to victims of hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma. The debts, which average about $4,622 per recipient, represent slightly less than 5 percent of the roughly $8 billion that FEMA distributed

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Hurricane Katrina victim David Bellinger sits in his apartment in Atlanta. after the storms. At least some of the overpayments were due to FEMA employees’ own mistakes, ranging from clerical errors to failing to interview applicants, according to congressional testimony. But the agency says it is required by law to make an effort to recover improper payments, even if the recipient wasn’t at fault. Last week, however, Congress approved legislation that would allow FEMA to waive many of the debts. President Barack Obama signed the measure

— part of a $1 trillion spending package — into law Friday. FEMA spokeswoman Rachel Racusen said the agency is reviewing the law’s provisions and developing a plan to implement them. It remains to be seen how many recipients of FEMA money could benefit from the change. Sen. Mary Landrieu, a Louisiana Democrat who sponsored the provision, said disaster victims shouldn’t be punished because FEMA was “dysfunctional.” “They have significantly

improved the process,” Landrieu said. “This is very unlikely to happen again.” Racusen said the agency has implemented “strong protections” to avoid making improper payments, reducing its error rate from about 14 percent after Katrina to less than 1 percent for more recent disasters. “We have also worked to significantly improve the recoupment process so that it is more understandable and provides due process for both disaster survivors and taxpayers,” she

said in a statement. FEMA’s collection efforts aren’t limited to the 2005 storms. The agency has mailed out more than 6,000 debt letters to survivors of other recent disasters, including the spring floods that broke the 1927 record in Vicksburg. The water topped out at 57.1 feet; flood stage is 43 feet. Approximately 2,500 recipients, including 930 victims of the 2005 hurricanes, have appealed their debt notices. FEMA says about 30 percent of those appeals successfully erased at least some of the debt. Recipients also can ask for a waiver due to economic hardship or seek to set up a payment plan. “It is important for any individual who has received a recoupment notice to know that these letters are the start of a conversation with FEMA, not the end,” Racusen said. This isn’t the first time Bellinger has tangled with FEMA over funds he received to pay for renting an apartment in Atlanta. He was a plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit over the agency’s decision to end housing subsidies for storm victims and its efforts to recover alleged overpayments. FEMA later paid more than $2.6 million to settle the claims. “What a way to celebrate Christmas, knowing I’ve got another FEMA battle on my hands,” Bellinger said.

Safety violations bring OSHA fines to Ingalls shipyard PASCAGOULA (AP) — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a Pascagoula shipyard for 50 safety violations and has proposed penalties of $176,444. OSHA officials said the penalties against Huntington Ingalls Industries and five subcontractors are the result of a June inspection prompted by a complaint about safety hazards.

Huntington Ingalls was cited for violations including blocked exits; trip and fall hazards; lead, arsenic and cadmium dust in a lunch area; and flammable liquids in improper containers. Five subcontractors were cited for violations that included improper handling of compressed gas cylinders and other safety and electrical hazards. The companies have as many

1 charged, cops search for 2nd in teen’s death HOLLY SPRINGS (AP) — Marshall County authorities are intensifying the search for a second suspect in a Christmas Day drive-by shooting that left a 16-year-old Memphis girl dead. Chief Investigator Kelly McMillen said 31-year-old Corey Albright was arrested Tuesday night at a Memphisarea home. Albright was in the Marshall County jail without bond pending an initial court appearance.

McMillen said a car believed to have been used in the shooting was found at the home where Albright was arrested. The search continues for 22-year-old Rico R. Fleming. Albright and Fleming are each charged with murder in the death of Derica Patterson and five counts of driveby shooting in the wounding of three people in the car. One person in the car was not injured.

Jackson man pleads guilty in wreck that killed teacher JACKSON (AP) — A 30-yearold Jackson man has pleaded guilty to aggravated DUI and leaving the scene of an accident involving a 2009 crash that killed a retired Jackson teacher. Timothy Odies, who entered his guilty plea last week, is awaiting sentencing. He is

expected to be sentenced next month. An aggravated DUI charge carries a maximum 25 years in prison. Odies is free on bond. He is accused of running a red light and hitting 61-yearold Billie Jefferson’s vehicle on Nov. 15, 2009.

as 15 business days to appeal. The shipyard is on a winter break from work and will meet with OSHA the first week back, Ingalls spokesman Bill Glenn said “The OSHA inspection was an opportunity for us to identify opportunities to further enhance our safety program,”

Ingalls said Wednesday. “We monitor the safety of our shipyard and shipbuilders daily and we are focused on continually improving. In fact, injuries and lost time cases in Pascagoula are down in 2011 from 2010 by 15 percent and 8 percent respectively. “Wherever possible, inspec-

tion citations were corrected immediately or corrective action plans were immediately implemented,’ the statement said. “We share OSHA’s commitment to the safety of our shipbuilders and appreciate this opportunity to further improve our safety program.”

Philadelphia’s 298th back on U.S. soil in January PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The National Guard’s 298th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion is expected to be home in January. Maj. Gen. William L. Freeman, Mississippi’s adjutant general, said the 298th is preparing to hand off its mission to another unit in Afghanistan. Families in Neshoba County are excited. Alex and Patty Dees have been staying in contact with their son, Alex IV, since he’s been in Afghanistan. “We talked to Alex the other night,” Alex Dees III said. “They have their stuff packed up, but they won’t be able to get them all out at the same time. They will be going to Fort Hood, but there is no date, no concrete time yet.” This is Alex Dees IV’s second deployment with the 298th. “We figure, hopefully, everything is going good and we can get them all out of Afghanistan and get them on their way home,” his father said. “Until they get here we still have to stay anxious.” Like the Deeses, the family of Lance Duncan is anticipating his return. “Lance has two teenage kids that have missed him for a year and they can’t wait to see him, too,” said brother Mark Duncan. The 298th left Philadelphia on Jan. 18, 2010, for Fort Lewis, Wash. The unit’s job in Afghanistan was to provide general supplies, bulk fuel, maintenance and transportation support to other units. The last combat troops in Iraq pulled out more than a week ago. About 91,000 U.S. soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines are in Afghanistan, battling a stubborn Taliban insurgency.


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Founded by John G. Cashman in 1883 Louis P. Cashman III, Editor & Publisher • Issued by Vicksburg Printing & Publishing Inc., Louis P. Cashman III, President Karen Gamble, managing editor | E-mail: kgamble@vicksburgpost.com | Tel: 601.636.4545 ext 123 | Letters to the editor: letters@vicksburgpost.com or The Vicksburg Post, P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182

JACK VIX SAYS: Un-decorate yet?

OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1891 George Flanagan and Josephine Smarr are married. • Harry Wilson and Alice Hall are married. • C.C. Willis is elected president of Merchants National Bank.

110 YEARS AGO: 1901 L. Page is now sole owner of the Ursino Plantation. • Isaac Gotthelf dies suddenly. • Joe Marks, partner of the late Joe Cavallo, sells his barbershop interest to the widow.

100 YEARS AGO: 1911 A snowfall occurs here. • Louis Edwards goes to Issaquena County. • Capt. W.M. Fassett, U.S. Army, comes here to inspect the Volunteer Southrons.

90 YEARS AGO: 1921 Louis Zink is back in town after an absence of six months. • Henry Schrader is again custodian at the Knights of Columbus Hall. • The People’s Drug Co. moves into the Park Hotel Building. • “The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” is billed at the Walnut Theatre.

80 YEARS AGO: 1931 Chancellor J.L. Williams is guest speaker at the Y’s Men’s Club. • Mr. and Mrs. Abe Pasternack and son, of Ferriday, La., are guests in the city. • Clarence Flanagan, popular engineer of the Illinois Central Railroad Co., is ill.

70 YEARS AGO: 1941 Maj. George Morris arrives and assumes his duties with the district engineer’s office. • Corp. A.G. Lustberg, member of the enlisted reserve, reports for active duty.

60 YEARS AGO: 1951 Services are held for Stephen Welch. • William Corley, resident of Mayersville, passes away. • Bob Hope stars in “The Lemon Drop Kid” at the Rivoli Drive-In Theatre.

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50 YEARS AGO: 1961

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Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Howell announce the birth of a son, Ronald Jr., on Jan. 4.

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Consumers lose in blocked AT&T-T-Mobile deal On antitrust, the U.S. government seems stuck in the Model T era. It just doesn’t understand that in this age of Apple, Google, Facebook and thousands of lightning-fast digital companies, it’s practically impossible to build a monopoly. That’s why the Justice Department was so wrong in thwarting AT&T’s attempted $39 billion purchase of cell phone competitor T-Mobile USA. In its Aug. 31 suit against the merger, the government contended that competition would be reduced, increasing costs to consumers. The merger would have made AT&T the largest U.S. cell phone company, with Verizon second, Sprint third and smaller companies following. On Dec. 19, AT&T dropped the merger attempt, costing it $4 billion in fees and other charges to Deutsche Telekom, T-Mobile’s German parent. “This result is a victory for the millions of Americans who use mobile wireless telecommunications services,” cheered Deputy Attorney General James Cole. “A

significant competitor remains in the marketplace, and consumers will benefit from a quick resolution.” The opposite is true. “One of the worst aspects of this is that it actually deprives consumers of competition,” said Wayne Crews, vice president for policy and director of technology studies at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. Because AT&T and T-Mobile both will be weaker now than a combined company would have been, “the competition can just sit back and take it easy. It’s a form of corporate welfare.” He added that “antitrust is often called an ‘alternative to regulation.’ This is one of the worst interventions you can have” by government into industry. He said that, aside from antitrust, American businesses face an incredible 4,000 new federal regulations a year. And state governments are no slouches, either, at regulating industry. Crews said that California, for instance, with clusters of high-

tech companies could be particularly harmed by the government’s victory against AT&T. On Dec. 20, two U.S. senators called on the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Mountain View, Calif.-based Google for allegedly rigging its search results to favor its own “secondary products and services.” Sens. Herb Kohl, D-Wis., and Mike Lee, R-Utah are neither from California nor computer experts. They don’t know what’s going on there. Crews pointed out that there are search-engine alternatives to Google, such as Microsoft’s Bing. And who knows what some kid might create in a garage, the way Steve Jobs started Apple, or in a dorm, the way Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook? The future is too unpredictable, and exciting, to be hamstrung by outdated regulations. If federal bureaucrats hamper technology development in America, it will occur instead in Germany, China or India.

Sister Mary Eva Loyacono, administrator of Mercy HospitalStreet Memorial, announces that Mercy is conducting a feasibility study to evaluate a new concept in the delivery of health care known as health maintenance organizations. • The Warren County Board of Supervisors, in an unusually long meeting, discusses problems common to both the city and the county.

30 YEARS AGO: 1981 Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Kavanaugh announce the birth of a daughter, Jessica Elayne, on Dec. 30. • Charles Orman Jr. celebrates his fourth birthday. • Mr. and Mrs. Billy Hall are the parents of a son, Timothy Kaleel, born Dec. 28.

20 YEARS AGO: 1991 District 2 Supervisor John Ferguson is elected board president and District 1 Supervisor Petesy Smith will be vice president of the Warren County board. • Robert Prentiss III celebrates his first birthday. • Clora Williams dies.

10 YEARS AGO: 2001 Dorothy Lee Waites Berry dies. • Video game discs are reported stolen from Blockbuster Video.

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.

MODERATELY CONFUSED by Jeff Stahler

Feds will use ‘covered jurisdiction’ strategy to battle state’s Voter ID law STARKVILLE — Mississippi voters should not be surprised that the U.S. Justice Department has blocked a new South Carolina law that requires voters to have photo identification, claiming that the law impedes the ability of “minority” voters to vote. After all, Mississippi and South Carolina are two of nine states declared “covered jurisdictions” under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. “Covered jurisdiction” states, counties and municipalities cannot implement voting law changes without federal “preclearance” by the Justice Department. States included in the “covered jurisdiction” by the Voting Rights Act include: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia. There are also counties in California, Florida, New York, North Carolina and South Dakota as well as some cities in Michigan and New Hampshire that are included.

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What should be noted is that while Democrats argue that voter ID is a solution in search of a problem, the growing abuse of the absentee ballot process in Mississippi is undeniable.

The Voting Rights Act provided extensive federal oversight of elections administration in states with “a history of discriminatory voting practices” (which the act specified as the ‘covered jurisdictions’) and despite the passage of 46 years, the highest percentage African-American voters in the country, and the largest number of black elected officials of any state in the union, Mississippi (and South Carolina) election law changes are still subject to federal preclearance. The Justice Department signaled their strategy in fighting

voter ID in South Carolina in a letter. “The state’s (South Carolina’s) data demonstrate that non-white voters are both ‘significantly burdened’ by the law and ‘disproportionately unlikely to process the most common types of photo identification’ needed,” wrote Justice Department Civil Rights Division head Thomas Perez in a letter to South Carolina officials. The “significantly burdened” phrase comes straight from the VRA while the concept of “disproportionate” impact is a direct link to Section 5 of the VRA.

Specifically, the feds question the fact that South Carolina officials did not offer evidence of voter fraud related to lack of photo ID or fraud that could be deterred by presentation of such identification. Opponents of voter ID used the same arguments against it in Mississippi. Mississippi voters in November approved an initiative that requires voters to submit a photo ID in order to vote in a manner that already has survived U.S. Supreme Court scrutiny in 2008 in an appeal from a similar law in Indiana. The Supreme Court ruling in the Indiana case emboldened a number of states to adopt similar voter ID legislation. Over the last year, new voter ID laws have been enacted in Alabama, Kansas, Mississippi, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin. So in light of the Indiana case ruling before the Supreme Court, look for the Justice Department

to seek to block voter ID implementation in Alabama, Mississippi, South Carolina and Texas. Look for similar laws in Kansas, Rhode Island, Tennessee and Wisconsin (states not included in the VRA’s “covered jurisdictions”) to either escape a Justice Department challenge altogether or to see those challenges be of much lower priority. What should be noted is that while Democrats argue that voter ID is a solution in search of a problem, the growing abuse of the absentee ballot process in Mississippi is undeniable. If the Obama Justice Department is willing to actively fight voter ID law changes in the “covered jurisdiction” states in the South, Mississippians gearing up to fight the battle for the integrity of the absentee ballot in this state had better prepare for a long and expensive battle. •

Sid Salter is a syndicated columnist. Contact him at sidsalter@sidsalter.com


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LOCAL STOCKS The following quotes on local companies are provided as a service by Smith Barney Citi Group, 112-B Monument Place, 601-636-6914. Archer-Daniels (ADM)............ 28.37 American Fin. (AFG)..................36.79 Ameristar (ASCA)........................17.55 Auto Zone (AZO)..................... 328.22 Bally Technologies (BYI)...........38.49 BancorpSouth (BXS)..................10.93 Britton Koontz (BKBK)................ 5.97 Bunge Ltd. (BG)...........................56.33 Cracker Barrel (CBRL)................50.13 Champion Ent. (CHB).....................20 Com. Health Svcs. (CYH)...............16.74 Computer Sci. Corp. (CSC)...........23.76 Cooper Industries (CBE)..........53.97 CBL and Associates (CBL)................15.56 CSX Corp. (CSX)...........................20.86 East Group Prprties (EGP)............43.53 El Paso Corp. (EP).......................26.25

Entergy Corp. (ETR)...................73.14 Fastenal (FAST)............................43.75 Family Dollar (FDO)...................57.48 Fred’s (FRED).................................14.61 Int’l Paper (IP)..............................29.30 Janus Capital Group (JNS)..............5.97 J.C. Penney (JCP)........................35.34 Kroger Stores (KR)......................24.33 Kan. City So. (KSU).....................66.63 Legg Mason (LM)..................... 23.58 Parkway Properties (PKY)................9.92 PepsiCo Inc. (PEP)......................65.91 Regions Financial (RF).................4.24 Rowan (RDC)................................ 30.88 Saks Inc. (SKS).................................9.74 Sears Holdings (SHLD)............. 33.33 Simpson-DuraVent (SSD).............32.72 Sunoco (SUN)............................... 40.43 Trustmark (TRMK)...................... 24.17 Tyco Intn’l (TYC).......................... 46.56 Tyson Foods (TSN)..................... 20.81 Viacom (VIA)................................. 52.14 Walgreens (WAG)....................... 33.28 Wal-Mart (WMT)......................... 59.73

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smart money Q: My parents, ages 81 and 82, own two homes. One is a condo in Miami, and the other is a home in Maine. Their home in Maine is under contract and will be sold soon. They do not carry a mortgage on either home. Their cars are paid for, and they do not owe any money on their BRUCE credit cards. They are debt-free. What would be the best way to invest the money from the sale of their home? They would like to be able to enjoy the money but still invest some. — Reader, via e-mail A: Your parents’ situation is a common one. They are lightening up on their investments and would like to spend some of their money. I would endorse that heartily. The problem with your question is the word “best,” which is impossible to define. If you say “best” means no risk, your

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parents are condemned to earn almost nothing on their money. They are pretty much locked in to things such as CDs, government bonds and possibly money funds that are paying just about nothing. If they are willing to take a certain degree of risk, there are still companies that pay good dividends and that, in my opinion, are solid companies. Your parents’ age is the only thing that militates against some of the investments that might take several years to recover if there’s even a mild hiccup. I assume they have other assets since they acquired these homes and other things with their past earned income. I wouldn’t worry too much about what the money earns, but I would spend it on themselves. I don’t mean go to Las Vegas and put it all on the craps table. But so many people say, “Someday we’re going to take a cruise, travel to Europe,” etc. I think your parents need to adopt the attitude that “someday” is tomorrow. •

Bruce Williams writes for Newspaper Enterprise Association. E-mail him at bruce@brucewilliams.com.

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaica’s two main political parties are in a neck-andneck race to capture a majority of the country’s 63 parliamentary seats and win control of the government for the next five years. Both sides were predicting victory after a hard-fought lead-up to today’s general elections pitting Jamaica’s youngest prime minister and his center-right party against a veteran opponent who hopes to return her center-left faction to power and take a second lap as leader. With most opinion polls put-

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ting the two parties in a virtual dead heat, candidates have scrambled for traction with undecided voters across the Caribbean island known as the birthplace of reggae and a hothouse for big-time sprinters. Andrew Holness, a 39-year-

old lawmaker who was unanimously chosen to be prime minister by his party just two months ago when predecessor Bruce Golding resigned amid anemic public backing, has tried to woo swing voters by promising new jobs in a debtwracked nation with roughly 13 percent unemployment. Holness, largely seen as an unexciting but calm, pragmatic leader, said his party has started to reverse economic stagnation and effectively battled criminal gangs that have long been the scourge of the country. He has also pledged to modernize the bloated public sector without

Titanic artifacts headed to auction RICHMOND, Va. — The owner of the largest trove of artifacts salvaged from the Titanic is putting the vast collection up for auction as a single lot in 2012, the 100th anniversary of the world’s most famous shipwreck. More than 5,500 items including fine china, ship fittings and portions of hull that were recovered from the ocean liner have an estimated value of $189 million, according to Premier Exhibitions Inc., parent of RMS Titanic Inc. — the Titanic’s court-approved salvor. That value was based on a 2007 appraisal and does not include intellectual property gathered from a 2010 scientific expedition that mapped the wreck site. The auction is scheduled for April 1 by Guernsey’s, a New York City auction house, according to filings by Premier Exhibitions Inc. with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Results of the auction won’t be announced until April 15, the date a century ago the Titanic sank on its maiden voyage after striking an iceberg. The auction is subject to approval by a federal judge in Virginia whose jurisdiction for years has given oversight to legal issues governing the salvage of the Titanic. The Titanic treasures were amassed during seven perilous trips to the wreck, which

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Petraeus almost quit, according to book WASHINGTON — Fourstar general-turned-CIA director David Petraeus almost resigned as Afghanistan war commander over President Barack Obama’s decision David to quickly Petraeus draw down surge forces, according to a new insider’s look at Petraeus’ 37-year Army career. Petraeus decided that resigning would be a “selfish, grandstanding move with huge political ramifications” and that now was “time to salute and carry on,” according to a forthcoming biography. Author and Petraeus con-

Stocks rise as jobless claims tumble to 3 1/2-year low NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose this morning after the government reported that the number of claims for unemployment benefits remained at a level consistent with modest job growth. Contracts to buy homes rose to the highest level in a year and a half. The four-week average of unemployment claims fell to a three-and-a-half-year low of 375,000, an indication that hiring could pick up. The National Association of Realtors said its index of sales agreements jumped 7.3 percent last month. The news sent stocks of home builders sharply higher. Pulte-

massive layoffs. Meanwhile, 66-year-old opposition chief Portia Simpson Miller, a stalwart of the People’s National Party since its days as a democratic socialist faction in the 1970s, has dismissed Holness as an indecisive leader and painted his party as hopelessly corrupt and unsympathetic to the plight of Jamaica’s many poor inhabitants. “It is not only going to be a victory but a wipeout of the Jamaica Labor Party,” she told a crowd of cheering supporters dressed in the party’s color of orange.

Group Inc., Lennar Corp. and Masco Corp. all rose close to 4 percent. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 75 points at 12,227 at 10 a.m. It fell nearly 140 points the day before. The S&P 500 was up 7 points at 1,257, and is at breakeven for the year. The Nasdaq composite index rose 6 at 2,596. Europe’s debt woes weighed on currency markets. The euro fell to its lowest level against the dollar this year and a decade-low against the Japanese yen. At one point the euro’s value against the dollar hit $1.28, the lowest level since September 2010.

fidante Paula Broadwell had extensive access to the general in Afghanistan and Washington for “All In: The Education of General David Petraeus,” due from Penguin Press in January.

Avastin disappoints against ovarian cancer Avastin, the blockbuster drug that just lost approval for treating breast cancer, now looks disappointing against ovarian cancer, too. Two studies found it did not improve survival for most of these patients and kept their disease from worsening for only a few months, with more side effects. The Genentech drug won approval in Europe last week for advanced ovarian cancer. But its maker has no immediate plans to seek the same approval in the United States. After talking with the Food and Drug Administration, “we do not believe the data will support approval” although no final decision has been made, said Charlotte Arnold, a spokeswoman for Genentech, part of the Swiss company Roche.

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea’s power brokers publicly declared Kim Jong Un the supreme leader for the first time at today’s massive public memorial for his father Kim Jong Il, cementing the family’s hold on power for another generation. The son, dubbed North Korea’s Great Successor, stood with his head bowed and somber in a dark overcoat on a balcony at the Grand People’s Study House overlooking Kim Il Kim Sung Square Jong Un and watched the memorial that doubled as a show of support for his burgeoning role as leader. The unequivocal public backing for Kim Jong Un at his father’s memorial provides a strong signal that government and military officials have unified around him in the wake of Kim Jong Il’s death Dec. 17. As he stood overlooking a sea of humanity gathered below him in Pyongyang’s main square, Kim Jong Un was flanked by top party and military officials, including Kim Jong Il’s younger sister, Kim Kyong Hui, and her husband Jang Song Thaek, who are expected to serve as mentors of their young nephew. “The father’s plan is being implemented,” Ralph Cossa, president of Pacific Forum CSIS, a Hawaii-based think tank, said of the transfer of power.

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Budget Continued from Page A1. can-controlled Legislature move toward more spending cuts, or raid state reserves to patch together a budget. Because the state is spending the last of its federal stimulus money this year, spending will likely shrink in the new budget year. The Joint Legislative Budget Committee has proposed a 2.3 percent decrease, while outgoing Gov. Haley Barbour proposed a 2.9 percent cut. The situation is made more unpredictable because there will be a new governor, lieutenant governor, House speaker and budget committee leaders. Bryant spokesman Mick Bullock said the Republican governor-in-waiting regards work done to date on a new budget as only a “conversation starter.” Bryant will issue his own proposal after taking office. Bullock said top priorities will continue to be education, public safety, economic development and health care. The legislative plan already floated seeks to hold funding levels for K-12 schools and community colleges, but cuts university funding by 1.93 percent. Reeves and Gunn, R-Clinton, echoed Bryant’s preference to protect schools. “We’ve got to make sure we don’t compromise the quality of education we’ve got,” Gunn said. “I believe you will see bills that pass the Senate that encourage more efficiency in our education spending and I expect an effort to improve funding for our schools,” Reeves said. Rep. Cecil Brown, D-Jackson, who sat on the panel that wrote the legislative proposal, said members chose to reduce funding for some agencies to spend on schools. For example, he said, a proposed 19.6 percent cut in the state Health Department’s

budget is an unrealistic number used to make ends meet. Another area of concern is Medicaid. Brown said a 7 percent decrease in funding also is probably not achievable. Compounding worries about Medicaid, a tax on hospital beds that Barbour pushed through the Legislature in 2009 over the objection of the state’s hospitals expires at the end of the current budget year. Lawmakers will have to vote to renew that tax or find $60 million in additional cuts. “They intentionally underfunded expenditures that we all know have to be funded,” Reeves said. In his budget, Barbour took aim at proposals that lawmakers used to balance their plan. For example, he described the deletion of all unfilled state employee positions as “bad budgeting policy and simply unrealistic.” “The Legislature has no intention of deleting all unfilled positions in state government,” the outgoing governor wrote. Barbour instead proposed cutting 25 percent of vacant positions in the current budget year, and 25 percent more in 2013. It’s unclear whether Barbour will have much influence. His budget document rehashes proposals, such as school and university consolidation, that originally won little legislative support. Most agree that Mississippi will have to tap some savings and find more one-time money to prevent cuts. For several years, the state has used federal stimulus money approved by Congress when it was controlled by Democrats to prop up the Mississippi budget. But the last $126 million will be gone after the current budget year. Barbour says the state’s reserve is likely to fall to about $240 million by the end of the current budget year, down from $800 million five years before. He wants the nest egg to be rebuilt, in

accordance with a law that requires setting aside 2 percent of state revenue. The Legislature proposes to override the 2 percent reserve law, as it is legally allowed to do. Even Reeves, who said he wants to use “recurring revenues for recurring expenses,” said “the budget situation we are inheriting is such that it will take several years to reach this goal.” Lawmakers would rely on slight improvements in revenue, delays of some obligations and savings to spend about $367 million more than they otherwise could. For example, both Barbour’s proposal and the legislative plan would spend the $97.4 million remaining in a health care trust fund. Legislators created the fund in 1999 to save the proceeds of Mississippi’s 1997 settlement of a lawsuit against tobacco companies, intending to spend only interest it generates. Barbour also is trying to renew a discussion of requiring schools, community colleges and universities to spend their own reserves to ease pressure on the state. Lawmakers searching for cuts also could freeze or reduce the cost-of-living adjustment for those drawing benefits from the Public Employees Retirement System. One idea floated has been to freeze the annual 3 percent adjustment for three years. Proponents say that could save about $40 million a year. Such a move would face opposition, said Rep. George Flaggs, D-Vicksburg. “I don’t think that’s something the Legislature’s going to hang its hat on.” Reeves said he hoped lawmakers would review recommendations with an eye toward shoring up the retirement system. “Long-term solvency is a benefit for new employees, existing employees, retirees and, in the long run, for taxpayers,” he said.

County Continued from Page A1. are expected to be determined when the board meets Tuesday. George and Lauderdale begin their fifth and sixth nonconsecutive terms, respectively. Selmon starts his fourth and Banks, his second full term, after being elected in a special election

in 2005. Brown moves up from deputy tax assessor to succeed the retiring Richard Holland. Flaggs-Jones begins her first full term, having been elected in a special election in 2009. Pace, first elected in a special election in 1996, starts a fourth full

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Continued from Page A1. rough,” with so many Americans looking for jobs, he noted. “For the first time since 2009, I worked all year,” he said. Wolfe said he lost work in 2008 and again in 2010. But in 2011, the father of two school-age children said he was able to catch up on bills, buy his wife a new car and renovate his home. Overall, the poll found 68 percent of Americans described 2011 as a bad year, compared with 29 percent who felt it was a good one. A partisan divide, much like the one that ruled Washington this year, seems the only split in public opinion on 2011. Democrats were most likely to view 2011 positively (40 percent called it good), while independents and Republicans were less effusive. Beyond that, the poll found general agreement that 2011 is best left in the past. Mary Burke, 57, of Ridgeland, S.C., felt economic pain in 2011. She saw prices rise for all of her expenses, from her light bill to groceries. “Paying $5 for a jar of mayonnaise is outrageous,” she said. Food and gas prices surged in 2011, but the most recent Consumer Price Index shows inflation leveling off. November statistics from the government showed a yearover-year inflation rate of 3.4 percent, the smallest such rise since April. The AP-GfK poll found consumers are sensing the change. Just 18 percent of adults expect consumer prices to rise at a faster pace in the coming year, the lowest share to say so since the poll first asked the question in March. Most (51 percent) expect prices to rise at the same rate or more slowly. And as the nation’s economic fortunes overall appear to be tilting slightly positive, the public’s expectations for the economy in the coming year are at their highest point since spring. According to the poll, 37 percent expect economic improvement in the next 12 months, compared with 24 percent who think the economy will slide downhill. That’s the first time since May that significantly more people said things will get better than get worse.

On a personal level, 36 percent think their household’s financial situation will improve over the next 12 months, while 11 percent think it will worsen. Americans’ financial ebbs and flows affect their personal outlook for 2012. Those whose households have faced a job loss in the past six months or who describe their current financial situation as poor are less optimistic about what 2012 holds for them and their families than others, though that does not carry over to their forecast for the nation in 2012. Optimism about the nation’s path varies with views of the economy’s direction. Those who say things have looked better in the past month are generally optimistic (79 percent), while just half of those who say things are getting worse feel positive about what 2012 holds for the country. And about 6 in 10 of those who distrust the two major political parties to handle the economy or job creation are pessimistic about how 2012 will turn out for the nation. Burke said she is angered by politicians in Washington whom she believes fail to look out for the interests of the American people. “They don’t care about me and you,” she said. “They only care how they are going to line their pockets.” As for the economy and nation improving in 2012, she said, “I pray and hope.” The partisan divide in impressions of 2011 persists in the outlook for 2012, with Democrats more optimistic than either Republicans or independents. But expectations for next year’s presidential contest appear not to be a factor. Most partisans on both sides foresee victory for their side in the November 2012 presidential election: Three-quarters of Democrats say they think President Barack Obama will win re-election; three-quarters of Republicans say he will not. The Associated Press-GfK Poll was conducted Dec. 8-12 by GfK Roper Public Affairs and Corporate Communications. It involved landline and cell phone interviews with 1,000 adults nationwide and has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.

deaths Pilar Rosa Duran Pilar Rosa Duran, age 93, enjoyed life until she passed on Dec. 27, 2011, at River Region Medical Center in Vicksburg. Ms. Duran made her home in Vicksburg when her daughter Dr. Elizabeth Duran Swinford was selected as the superintendent of schools for the Vicksburg Warren School District in August 2010. Funeral memorial services will be held on Jan. 7, 2012, at 11 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church in Vicksburg. Ms. Duran was affecPilar Rosa tionately Duran known as “Abuela.” She devoted her life to God and family. She was a beloved daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is survived by her daughters, Ynes G. Taylor, a teacher in Biloxi, and Dr. Elizabeth Duran Swinford, superintendent for Vicksburg Warren School District. She is also survived by five grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren. Her grandchildren are Jose Marcel Santiago and Yanessa Lizmar-Ines Santiago of Baton Rouge and Daniella Ashly Taylor, Kaysha Lorena-Liz Taylor and Natasha Maria Taylor of Biloxi. Her greatgrandchildren are Jason Miguel Ramon Santiago and Baileigh Delilah Rae Wallace.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Antonio and Ines Manzano, along with her husband, Ramon Duran, and her siblings, Jesus Manzano, Luz Maria Manzano, Manuel Manzano, Miguel Angel Manzano, Irisbelia Robles, Dora Manzano, Dionisio Manzano and Doris Margarita Manzano. The family would like to thank River Region Medical Center and Heritage House of Vicksburg for their outstanding care during this past year of her life and Jackie Rozell, her caregiver, who extended love, kindness and compassion to her. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made in honor of Pilar Rosa Duran to alzheimers.org or to the charity of your choice.

Aldous King PORT GIBSON — Aldous “AK47” King died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, at the University Medical Center in Jackson from injuries received in an automobile accident. He was 42. He was preceded in death by his father, Pheneous King; and a brother, Sherman E. King. Survivors include his mother, Annie C. King of Port Gibson; three brothers, Daernell King and DeeMarkius King, both of Port Gibson, and Randall King of Tallahassee, Fla.; one sister, Avis King of Port Gibson; aunt, uncles, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends including Michael Smith and

Sharon Thompson-Harvey, both of Port Gibson. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mercy Seat M.B. Church in Port Gibson with the Elder James Devine and the Rev. Frank McGriggs officiating. Burial will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 1 until 6 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home and Saturday at the church from 1 p.m. until the service.

Fred E. Scott ST. JOSEPH — Fred E.

Scott died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, at his home. He was 58. Mr. Scott was born and lived in St. Joseph all his life. He was a former police chief and sheriff of Tensas Parish. He was a supervisor for Rural Water Association and a member of the Episcopal faith. He is survived by his wife, Diane Trevillion Scott of St. Joseph; a son, Todd E. Scott of Natchez; and three brothers, Johnny W. Scott III of Farmington, Mo., Gerald Scott of St. Francisville and David Scott of Shreveport.

Services will be at 1 today at Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home in Tallulah with the Rev. Joseph Oldenwald officiating. Burial will follow at Legion Cemetery in Newellton. Visitation is today from 11:30 until the service at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Kenneth Jones, Rickey Jones, Wynn Blanche, Bubba Rushing, Jason Sandidge and Jerry Wellman.

BY CHIEF METEOROLOGIST BARBIE BASSSETT TONIGHT

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Partly cloudy tonight, lows in the mid-40s; mostly clear and sunny Friday, highs in the mid-60s

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 Mostly clear and sunny; highs in the mid-60s, lows in the 30s and 40s

STATE FORECAST TONIGHT Partly cloudy, lows in the mid-40s friday-saturday Mostly clear and sunny; highs in the mid-60s, lows in the 30s and 40s

Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 54º Low/past 24 hours............... 33º Average temperature......... 44º Normal this date................... 48º Record low....13º before 1885 Record high............78º in 1984 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.................0.0 inch This month..............7.92 inches Total/year.............. 44.89 inches Normal/month......5.57 inches Normal/year........ 51.99 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Friday: A.M. Active............................ 9:33 A.M. Most active................. 3:22 P.M. Active............................. 9:54 P.M. Most active.................. 3:44 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 5:05 Sunset tomorrow............... 5:06 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 7:03

RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 37.8 | Change: -0.5 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 25.3 | Change: -0.4 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 26.1 | Change: -0.7 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 25.7 | Change: -0.2 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 16.9 | Change: +0.2 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 23.7 | Change: -0.2 Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................86.5 River....................................85.4

MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Friday....................................... 37.9 Saturday................................. 38.2 Sunday.................................... 38.4 Memphis Friday....................................... 20.6 Saturday................................. 21.4 Sunday.................................... 22.0 Greenville Friday....................................... 40.5 Saturday................................. 40.2 Sunday.................................... 40.1 Vicksburg Friday....................................... 37.6 Saturday................................. 37.4 Sunday.................................... 37.2


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Friday Armed Forces Bowl / Tulsa (8-4) vs. BYU (9-3) / 11 a.m. ESPN Friday Pinstripe Bowl / Rutgers (8-4) vs. Iowa St. (6-6) / 2:30 p.m. ESPN Friday Insight Bowl / Oklahoma (9-3) vs. Iowa (7-5) / 9 p.m. ESPN

Champs Sports Bowl Florida St. (8-4) vs. Notre Dame (8-4)

complete Bowl Schedule / B2

Saturday Liberty Bowl / Vanderbilt (6-6) vs. Cincinnati (9-3) / 2:30 p.m. ESPN Saturday Chick-fil-A Bowl / Virginia (8-4) vs. Auburn (7-5) / 6:30 p.m. ESPN

Alamo Bowl

Baylor (9-3) vs. Washington (7-5)

8 Tonight TV: ESPN

4:30 p.m. Today TV: ESPN

Music City Bowl

Mississippi St. (6-6) vs. Wake Forest (6-6)

5:40 p.m. Friday TV: ESPN

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SPORTS Th ursday, de c ember 29, 2011 • SEC TI O N b PUZZLES B5 | CLASSIFIEDS B5

Steve Wilson, sports editor | E-mail: sports@vicksburgpost.com | Tel: 601.636.4545 ext 142

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Controversial late foul call sinks Warren Central By Ernest Bowker ebowker@vicksburgpost.com

SEC welcome Texas A&M and Missouri will open SEC play at home next year. SEC football schedules/B2

On TV 6 p.m. ESPN2 - The SEC gets a non-conference doubleheader as Florida visits the Garden State to take on Rutgers in the early game, while Vanderbilt travels to Marquette in the finale.

Who’s hot PARKER RUTHERFORD

Warren Central golfer will play with St. Aloysius golfer Nick Mekus in the Allstate Sugar Bowl Tommy Moore Memorial Junior Golf Championship in New Orleans starting today.

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IRVING, Texas (AP) — Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo was limited in practice Wednesday because of his still-swollen bruised right hand, though he did throw several passes. “It seemed like he was able to throw the ball OK, but he still needs to make some progress with that thing, (his) hand is still swollen,” coach Jason Garrett said after practice. When asked if Romo would be ready to play against the New York Giants, Garrett responded that it was still early and that the Cowboys were hoping to get Romo “some more work (today), and he’ll get himself ready to play in the game.” The coach said the biggest issue was to get the swelling down. The winner of Sunday night’s regular season finale, a matchup of 8-7 teams, clinches the NFC East title and a home playoff game in the wildcard round the following weekend.

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Weekly results: B2

MENDENHALL — Not surprisingly, Warren Central and Port Gibson’s players and coaches saw the final sequence of their game Wednesday a little differently. Warren Central thought players ought to be allowed to play, and the foul that

sent Azell McCoy to the line to shoot the winning free throws should have gone uncalled. Port Gibson’s representatives thought it should’ve been called sooner. Either way you saw it, both sides watched the shots drop through with seven-tenths of a second to play, and Port Gibson walked away with a 47-45 victory over the Vikings at the Mendenhall Holiday

Tournament. McCoy’s free throws helped the Blue Waves (14-2) overcome a four-point deficit in the final 90 seconds and capped a wild finishing sequence. WC’s Kourey Davis had hit two free throws with 11.2 seconds left to tie it at 45. On the other end, McCoy had his shot blocked twice under the basket before he was fouled with less than one

second to go. “If he shoved him, I could see it. But a block from behind? They could’ve called 100 fouls like that and didn’t. But we put ourselves in that situation,” WC coach Chareck Cable said. Cable’s counterpart, Port Gibson coach Kim Windom, was obviously happy with the referee’s decision. “I think we got fouled twice.

The second one they called,” Windom said. “(McCoy) is a sophomore. He’s been doing well. Our seniors stepped up and the young kids coming off the bench helped a lot.” McCoy finished with 14 points for Port Gibson, and Kendrique Morgan had 15 points and seven rebounds. See Mendenhall, Page B2.

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Bears snap Bulldogs’ win streak By The Associated Press DALLAS — When Pierre Jackson drove around Dee Bost, the 11-game winning streak was over for No. 15 Mississippi State. Sixth-ranked Baylor remained undefeated with a 54-52 victory over the Bulldogs, who put only one ball through the hoop in the final 6 minutes while losing for the first time since the opening week of the season. “Frustration is not the word I’m feeling now,” Bulldogs coach Rick Stansbury said. “Missing shots, turning the ball over; that’s part of the game some. Those are things you can get better at, and we know we have things to get better at in those areas.” Jackson got around Bost for a layup with 28 seconds left, and the Bulldogs (12-2) then lost control of the ball with a chance for a final shot. But Rodney Hood had the ball knocked away while going up for a shot. Jackson then swatted the ball to the other end of the court, and Baylor coach Scott Drew emphatically pumped his right arm as the game ended. “Coach called the play, but another player was confused. So, it was a broken down play and we had to try to make something happen,” Hood said. The Bears (13-0) are off to the best start in school history, winning their first game

The associated press

Baylor guard Gary Franklin passes between the defense of Mississippi State guard Brian Bryant (22) and forward

Renardo Sidney (1) Wednesday. Sixth-ranked Baylor won 54-52.

against a ranked opponent this season. The Bulldogs didn’t score again after Quincy Acy was called for goaltending on a shot by Arnett Moultrie, making it 52-50 with 3:20 left. But with just under 3 min-

Sidney was called for his fifth foul with 1:35 left and then a technical for his reaction to the call. Quincy Miller made one of the free throws for the technical before Acy made a free throw to tie the game at 52.

utes left, Jackson missed the front end of a 1-and-1. He then had a steal but missed the breakaway layup. Then Jackson missed a 3-pointer from the top of the key, but Acy got knocked to the ground and Renardo

Bost missed a shot for Mississippi State, then almost forced a turnover on the other end without being able to keep the ball in bounds. Then came Jackson’s gamewinning play.

Three good changes that should happen in the New Year It’s time for a new year. At least that’s what the calendar said. New Year’s has always been a drag after Christmas. It’s like having the Pro Bowl after the Super Bowl. Who cares? Who cares about the dropping apple (New York), moon pie (Mobile, Ala.) or peach (Atlanta)? Who needs fireworks, noisemakers and goofy party hats? None of those traditions are great, but they are often precursors for change in the new year. Speaking of changes, here’s what we need in 2012: • Playoffs — With the exception of perennial playoff participant Porters Chapel, the helmets and pads have already been put up by playoff time for St. Aloysius, Vicksburg and Warren Cen-

STEVE WILSON

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tral for the past two years. The last playoff berth for any of the three Mississippi High School Activities Association schools was in 2009, when WC lost to Olive Branch in the first round. The last playoff win was in 2008, when Vicksburg earned a 30-21 victory over Pontotoc in the Class 4A first round. Next year could bring a change. St. Al will lose some valuable players like Carlton Campbell and Robert Arledge, but will bring back

a team that is young, yet experienced. Vicksburg will have a new coach, Tavares Johnson. Warren Central’s talented class of youngsters will be expected to take another step next season. • A venue change for the MHSAA state championship games — This is something that was done in neighboring Alabama with great success. Like Mississippi, the Alabama High School Athletic Association once held its championship games in a decaying relic of a stadium, Legion Field, in Birmingham. They moved the games to Alabama and Auburn’s on-campus stadiums and got better attendance. Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium has the size (60,492 seats) and the convenient location in the middle of the state, but it hasn’t had a major renovation since 1980.

Move the games to Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Southern Miss in a rotating format and interest will increase. Kids who dream of playing at Davis-Wade Stadium (State), Vaught-Hemingway (Ole Miss) and M.M. Roberts (USM) will get a chance to run through the tunnel there. All three have facilities that Veterans Memorial can’t match, like state-of-the-art sound systems, video boards and other amenities. • Give us a true playoff — The Bowl Championship Series is garbage, no doubt about it. The idea of deciding the national champion of college football with a complicated formula involving the innards of a machine is even more ridiculous than the way the national champion was decided before. For those born before the 1980s, the national championship

was decided in the final polls after the bowl games, leading to split championships and teeth-gnashing. Give us four teams in a semifinal round and have the winners play in one winner-take-all game. How hard is this is? As for the other bowl games, some serious reform at the NCAA level needs to happen. When bowl commissioners are taking athletics directors out on golf junkets while claiming tax-exempt status and pulling down $600,000 paychecks to put on one game, that’s a sign that something needs to be done. Here’s hoping that 2012 is filled with the success and happiness we all deserve. •

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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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Mendenhall Continued from Page B1. Davis led Warren Central (7-8) with 27 points, eight rebounds and five steals. The Vikings, though, hit only 2 of 10 shots from the field in the fourth quarter. That late swoon, as well as a failure to capitalize on 19 first-half turnovers by Port Gibson, turned out to be the Vikings’ undoing. Tremaine Anderson hit a 3-pointer at the first-half buzzer to give Port Gibson a 27-24 lead.

on tv

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS COLLEGE BASKETBALL 6 p.m. ESPN2 - Florida at Rutgers 8 p.m. ESPN2 - Vanderbilt at Marquette 10 p.m. ESPN2 - BYU at Saint Mary’s (Calif.) 10 p.m. FSN - UCLA at Stanford NBA 7 p.m. TNT - Dallas at Oklahoma City 9:30 p.m. TNT - New York at L.A. Lakers

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from staff & AP reports

COllege football Toledo wins Military Bowl WASHINGTON — Back and forth they went. A kickoff return for 87 yards. A pitch around the left end for 60. Touchdown passes for 49 and 37 yards. Two touchdowns scored on fourth downs. A pair of botched onside kicks. And that was just the first half. Toledo and Air Force ran up the score early and often Wednesday at the Military Bowl and played to a wild finish, decided only when Air Force’s 2-point conversion attempt went awry with 52 seconds to play to give Toledo a 42-41 victory. Air Force lined up to kick the extra point after Zach Kauth’s 33-yard touchdown catch on fourthand-3 pulled the Falcons within a point. But holder David Baska ran the option instead and fumbled the ball toward kicker Parker Herrington, who chased it until it went out of bounds in the end zone. Bernard Reedy’s third touchdown of the game — a 37-yard catch, spin and run on a pass from Terrance Owens — gave Toledo a 42-35 lead with 5:01 to play and put the Rockets (9-4) over the 40-point mark for a sixth straight game.

Texas wins Holiday Bowl SAN DIEGO — David Ash threw for one touchdown and caught a TD pass to lead Texas to a 21-10 victory against California. The Longhorns (8-5) had five takeaways and sacked Cal’s Zach Maynard six times. Ash caught a 4-yard pass from wide receiver Jaxon Shipley in the second quarter to join BYU’s Steve Young, Texas A&M’s Bucky Richardson and Oregon’s Joey Harrington as quarterbacks who’ve caught scoring passes in the Holiday Bowl. The Longhorns had the ball first-and-goal when Ash handed off to running back Malcolm Brown who then handed off to Shipley as if the Longhorns were going to run a reverse. Ash slipped into the end zone and caught Shipley’s pass to give Texas a 7-3 lead.

flashback

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Dec. 29 1961 — Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia Warriors scores 60 points against the Los Angeles Lakers at Hershey, Pa., the future site of his 100-point game. 1963 — The Chicago Bears, who won the Western Conference title by allowing only 10 points per game, play up to form in a 14-10 victory over the New York Giants for the NFL title at Wrigley Field. 2006 — Texas Tech spots Minnesota a 31-point, third-quarter lead, then rallies for a stunning 44-41 overtime victory in the Insight Bowl, the largest comeback in Division I-A bowl history. The previous record for a bowl comeback was 30 points, set by Marshall against East Carolina in the 2001 GMAC Bowl. 2007 — The New England Patriots complete a perfect regular season, finishing with a remarkable 16-0 record following a thrilling 38-35 comeback victory over the New York Giants. New England is the first NFL team to win every game on the schedule since the Dolphins ran the 14-game slate in 1972.

“We shot ourselves out of the game. We have got to get a better idea of how to finish a game,” Cable said.

as 11 points with a run late in the fourth quarter, but couldn’t overcome a 3-for-23 (13 percent) shooting performance in the first half.

(G) Vicksburg 51, Florence 38

(G) Port Gibson 49, Warren Central 37

Ama Arkoful had 23 points, eight assists and seven steals to lead Vicksburg (6-8) to its second consecutive victory. The Missy Gators hit 9 of 12 shots in the first quarter and raced out to an 18-4 lead. They stretched it to 22 points by halftime, then coasted home. Florence (3-14) got as close

Port Gibson (14-2) got out to a 23-4 lead at the end of the first quarter, then held on for a victory over Warren Central (3-9). The Lady Vikes outscored Port Gibson over the last three quarters, but couldn’t overcome a dreadful first period in which they hit only 1 of 5 shots and commited 11 turnovers.

The Vicksburg Post Chicurial Hill led Port Gibson with 14 points and six steals, and Rajee McDonald had nine points and eight steals. Rolonda Lovette scored 15 points for Warren Central, and Shegredda Shorter grabbed 13 rebounds.

(B) Magee 61, VHS 52 Kalen Jackson scored 17 points, Devonta McDonald added 15, and Magee (5-5) pulled away from Vicksburg in the fourth quarter to hand the Gators their second straight loss. After Vicksburg (6-8) erased an

early eight-point deficit, neither team led by more than four until the fourth quarter. Magee’s Kendrick Smith hit a tip-in with 4:20 to play and Brian Mills hit a shot in the lane 20 seconds later to give the Trojans a 54-46 lead. Vicksburg’s only points in the last four minutes came on 3-pointers by De’Angelo Richardson and Edward Davis. Richardson finished with 12 points to lead the Gators, and Davis scored 11. “We couldn’t make any shots,” Vicksburg coach Dellie C. Robinson said. “When you can’t make shots, you can’t win.”

scoreboard college football 2012 SEC football schedules ALABAMA

Sept. 1.................... vs Michigan in Arlington, Texas Sept. 8...................................................W. Kentucky Sept. 15..................................................at Arkansas Sept. 22............................................. Florida Atlantic Sept. 29..................................................... Ole Miss Oct. 13......................................................at Missouri Oct. 20................................................. at Tennessee Oct. 27.........................................Mississippi State Nov. 3.............................................................at LSU Nov. 10................................................... Texas A&M Nov. 17................................................... W. Carolina Nov. 24...........................................................Auburn

ARKANSAS Sept. 1.............................................. Jacksonville St. Sept. 8...........................................Louisiana-Monroe Sept. 15....................................................... Alabama Sept. 22.............................................................. TBA Sept. 29............................................ vs. Texas A&M Oct. 6......................................................... at Auburn Oct. 13.........................................................Kentucky Oct. 20................................................................ TBA Oct. 27....................................................... Ole Miss Nov. 3................................................................Tulsa Nov. 10..........................................at South Carolina Nov. 17................................... at Mississippi State Nov. 24............................................................... LSU

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Sept. 8.................................... at Mississippi State Sept. 22.............................................................. LSU Oct. 6.......................................................... Arkansas Oct. 13...................................................at Ole Miss Oct. 20...................................................at Vanderbilt Oct. 27.................................................... Texas A&M Nov. 10..........................................................Georgia Nov. 24....................................................at Alabama Non-conference: Clemson, ULM, New Mexico State, Alabama A&M, TBA

FLORIDA Sept. 1............................................... Bowling Green Sept. 8................................................ at Texas A&M Sept. 15............................................... at Tennessee Sept. 22.......................................................Kentucky Oct. 6.................................................................. LSU Oct. 13...................................................at Vanderbilt Oct. 20............................................... South Carolina Oct. 27............................. vs. Georgia (Jacksonville) Nov. 3........................................................... Missouri Nov. 10................................................. La.-Lafayette Nov. 17............................................. Jacksonville St. Nov. 24................................................. at Florida St.

GEORGIA Sept. 1............................................................ Buffalo Sept. 8......................................................at Missouri Sept. 15............................................. Florida Atlantic Sept. 22..................................................... Vanderbilt Sept. 29....................................................Tennessee Oct. 6.............................................at South Carolina Oct. 20.................................................... at Kentucky Oct. 27............................... vs. Florida (Jacksonville) Nov. 3........................................................ Ole Miss Nov. 10...................................................... at Auburn Nov. 17..........................................Georgia Southern Nov. 24................................................ Georgia Tech

KENTUCKY Sept. 1.................................................... at Louisville Sept. 8.......................................................... Kent St. Sept. 15.................................................W. Kentucky Sept. 22......................................................at Florida Sept. 29............................................. South Carolina Oct. 6............................................... Mississippi St. Oct. 13....................................................at Arkansas Oct. 20...........................................................Georgia Oct. 27......................................................at Missouri Nov. 3........................................................ Vanderbilt Nov. 17.........................................................Samford Nov. 24................................................ at Tennessee

LSU Sept. 1................................................... North Texas Sept. 8.................................................... Washington Sept. 15............................................................ Idaho Sept. 22..................................................... at Auburn Sept. 29.........................................................Towson Oct. 6..........................................................at Florida Oct. 13............................................... South Carolina Oct. 20................................................ at Texas A&M Nov. 3.......................................................... Alabama Nov. 10............................................ Mississippi St. Nov. 17...................................................... Ole Miss Nov. 24...................................................at Arkansas

OLE MISS Sept. 1........................................... Central Arkansas Sept. 8..............................................................UTEP Sept. 15............................................................Texas Sept. 22......................................................at Tulane Sept. 29...................................................at Alabama Oct. 6...................................................... Texas A&M Oct. 13............................................................Auburn Oct. 27....................................................at Arkansas Nov. 3....................................................... at Georgia Nov. 10...................................................... Vanderbilt Nov. 17...........................................................at LSU Nov. 24........................................Mississippi State

MISSOURI Sept. 1................................................................ TBA Sept. 8...........................................................Georgia Sept. 15................................................... Arizona St. Sept. 22.........................................at South Carolina Sept. 29.............................................................. TBA Oct. 6......................................................... Vanderbilt Oct. 13......................................................... Alabama Oct. 20................................................................ TBA Oct. 27.........................................................Kentucky Nov. 3.........................................................at Florida Nov. 10................................................ at Tennessee Nov. 17............................................................... TBA Nov. 24............................................... at Texas A&M

MISSISSIPPI STATE Sept. 1.................................................... Jackson St. Sept. 8............................................................Auburn Sept. 15..........................................................at Troy Sept. 22............................................ South Alabama Oct. 6...................................................... at Kentucky Oct. 13......................................................Tennessee Oct. 20..........................................Middle Tennessee Oct. 27.....................................................at Alabama Nov. 3..................................................... Texas A&M Nov. 10...........................................................at LSU Nov. 17....................................................... Arkansas Nov. 24..................................................at Ole Miss

SOUTH CAROLINA Aug. 30..................................................at Vanderbilt Sept. 8................................................. East Carolina

Sept. 15..............................................................UAB Sept. 22........................................................ Missouri Sept. 29.................................................. at Kentucky Oct. 6.............................................................Georgia Oct. 13............................................................at LSU Oct. 20........................................................at Florida Oct. 27......................................................Tennessee Nov. 10....................................................... Arkansas Nov. 17..........................................................Wofford Nov. 24........................................................ Clemson

TENNESSEE Sept. 1......................................N.C. State in Atlanta Sept. 8.....................................................Georgia St. Sept. 15.......................................................... Florida Sept. 22............................................................Akron Sept. 29.................................................... at Georgia Oct. 13.................................... at Mississippi State Oct. 20......................................................... Alabama Oct. 27...........................................at South Carolina Nov. 3................................................................. Troy Nov. 10......................................................... Missouri Nov. 17..................................................at Vanderbilt Nov. 24........................................................Kentucky

TEXAS A&M Sept. 1.................................................. McNeese St. Sept. 8............................................................ Florida Sept. 15..............................................SMU in Dallas Sept. 22.............................................................. TBA Sept. 29................................................ vs. Arkansas Oct. 6.....................................................at Ole Miss Oct. 13................................................................ TBA Oct. 20................................................................ LSU Oct. 27....................................................... at Auburn Nov. 3..................................... at Mississippi State Nov. 10....................................................at Alabama Nov. 17............................................................... TBA Nov. 24......................................................... Missouri

VANDERBILT Aug. 30.............................................. South Carolina Sept. 8..............................................at Northwestern Sept. 15................................................. Presbyterian Sept. 22.................................................... at Georgia Oct. 6........................................................at Missouri Oct. 13............................................................ Florida Oct. 20............................................................Auburn Oct. 27............................................................ UMass Nov. 3..................................................... at Kentucky Nov. 10...................................................... Ole Miss Nov. 17.....................................................Tennessee Nov. 24............................................. at Wake Forest

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2011-12 Bowl schedule Dec. 17 New Mexico Bowl.............................................................................Temple 37, Wyoming 15 Dec. 17 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl............................................................. Ohio 24, Utah State 23 Dec. 17 New Orleans Bowl..............................................................La.-Lafayette 32, San Diego St. 30 Dec. 20 Beef ’O’Brady’s Bowl............................................................................ Marshall 20, FIU 10 Dec. 21 Poinsettia Bowl.............................................................................TCU 31, Louisiana Tech 24 Dec. 22 MAACO Bowl..........................................................................Boise State 56, Arizona State 24 Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl....................................................................................Southern Miss 24, Nevada 17 Dec. 26 Independence Bowl.......................................................................Missouri 41, North Carolina 24 Dec. 27 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl....................................................... Purdue 37,Western Michigan 32 Dec. 27 Belk Bowl............................................................................. North Carolina St. 31, Louisville 24 Dec. 28 Military Bowl........................................................................................... Toledo 42, Air Force 41 Dec. 28 Holiday Bowl............................................................................................ Texas 21, California 10 Dec. 29 Champs Sports Bowl Dec. 29 Alamo Bowl Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec.

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Armed Forces Bowl Pinstripe Bowl Music City Bowl Insight Bowl

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Meinke Car Care Bowl Sun Bowl Liberty Bowl Fight Hunger Bowl Chick-fil-A Bowl

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Florida St. (8-4) vs. Notre Dame (8-4)................4:30 p.m. ESPN Baylor (9-3) vs. Washington (7-5)........................8 p.m. ESPN Tulsa (8-4) vs. BYU (9-3).............................11 Rutgers (8-4) vs. Iowa St. (6-6).....................2:30 Mississippi St. (6-6) vs. Wake Forest (6-6)...........5:40 Oklahoma (9-3) vs. Iowa (7-5)...........................9

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Texas A&M (6-6) vs. Northwestern (6-6).................11 a.m. ESPN Georgia Tech (8-4) vs. Utah (7-5).......................... 1 p.m. CBS Vanderbilt (6-6) vs. Cincinnati (9-3)..................2:30 p.m. ESPN UCLA (6-7) vs. Illinois (6-6)........................2:30 p.m. ESPN Virginia (8-4) vs. Auburn (7-5)......................6:30 p.m. ESPN

TicketCity Bowl Capital One Bowl Outback Bowl Gator Bowl Rose Bowl Fiesta Bowl

Penn St. (9-3) vs. Houston (12-1)................... 11 a.m. ESPNU Nebraska (9-3) vs. South Carolina (10-2)....................Noon ESPN Georgia (10-3) vs. Michigan St. (10-3)........................Noon ABC Florida (6-6) vs. Ohio St. (6-6)...........................Noon ESPN2 Oregon (11-2) vs. Wisconsin (11-2).......................4 p.m. ESPN Stanford (11-1) vs. Oklahoma St. (11-1)..............7:30 p.m. ESPN

Jan. 3 Sugar Bowl

Michigan (10-2) vs. Virginia Tech (11-2)...................7 p.m. ESPN

Jan. 4 Orange Bowl

West Virginia (9-3) vs. Clemson (10-3)....................7 p.m. ESPN

Jan. 6 Cotton Bowl

Kansas St. (10-2) vs. Arkansas (10-2)....................7 p.m. Fox

Jan. 7 BBVA Compass Bowl Jan. 8 GoDaddy.com Bowl

Pittsburgh (6-6) vs. SMU (7-5).........................11 a.m. ESPN Arkansas St. (10-2) vs. Northern Illinois (10-3)..............8 p.m. ESPN

Jan. 9 BCS National Championship

LSU (13-0) vs. Alabama (11-1).....................7:30 p.m. ESPN

NBA schedule

Wednesday’s Games Indiana 90, Toronto 85 Miami 96, Charlotte 95 Atlanta 101, Washington 83 Cleveland 105, Detroit 89 New Orleans 97, Boston 78 Oklahoma City 98, Memphis 95 San Antonio 115, L.A. Clippers 90 Denver 117, Utah 100 Philadelphia 103, Phoenix 83 Golden State 92, New York 78 Today’s Games New Jersey at Orlando, 6 p.m. San Antonio at Houston, 7 p.m. Dallas at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. Chicago at Sacramento, 9 p.m. Denver at Portland, 9 p.m. New York at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m. Friday’s Games Orlando at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Cleveland at Indiana, 6 p.m. Detroit at Boston, 6:30 p.m. New Jersey at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m. Phoenix at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Miami at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Houston at Memphis, 7 p.m. Toronto at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Washington at Milwaukee, 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Utah, 9 p.m. Chicago at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m.

college basketball SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE

Wednesday’s Games South Carolina 57, Wofford 45 Arkansas 80, Charlotte 67 Kentucky 86, Lamar 64 Baylor 54, Mississippi St. 52 Today’s Games Florida at Rutgers, 6 p.m. The Citadel at Tennessee, 6 p.m. Grambling St. at LSU, 6 p.m. Vanderbilt at Marquette, 8 p.m. Jacksonville at Alabama, 8 p.m. ———

CONFERENCE USA

Wednesday’s Games Houston 71, NC A&T 67 Oklahoma St. 68, SMU 58, 2OT UAB 56, George Washington 49 Rice 78, Texas A&M-CC 66 Colorado St. 56, UTEP 53 Tulsa 68, Mercer 62 Today’s Games Stetson at UCF, 6 p.m. Robert Morris at Memphis, 6 p.m. Ark.-Pine Bluff vs. UTEP at Don Haskins Center, 6 p.m. NC Central at East Carolina, 6 p.m. Marshall at Belmont, 7 p.m. Alcorn St. at Southern Miss, 7 p.m. ———

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Wednesday’s Games Jacksonville St. 78, Ark.-Pine Bluff 55 Today’s Games Loyola NO at Southern U., 4 p.m. Ark.-Pine Bluff vs. UTEP at Don Haskins Center, 6 p.m. Grambling St. at LSU, 6 p.m. Alcorn St. at Southern Miss, 7 p.m.

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Top 25 schedule

Wednesday’s Games No. 1 Syracuse 75, Seton Hall 49 No. 2 Ohio St. 87, Northwestern 54 No. 3 Kentucky 86, Lamar 64 No. 12 Georgetown 71, No. 4 Louisville 68 No. 6 Baylor 54, No. 15 Mississippi St. 52 No. 9 Connecticut 60, South Florida 57 No. 16 Michigan St. 80, No. 13 Indiana 65 No. 19 Unlv 124, Central Arkansas 75 Missouri St. 77, No. 21 Creighton 65 Today’s Games No. 5 North Carolina vs. Elon, 6 p.m. No. 10 Florida at Rutgers, 6 p.m. No. 14 Marquette vs. Vanderbilt, 8 p.m. No. 17 Kansas vs. Howard, 7 p.m. No. 18 Michigan vs. Penn St., 6:30 p.m. No. 24 Harvard at Boston College, 6 p.m. ———

Mississippi college schedule

Wednesday’s Games Baylor 54, No. 15 Mississippi St. 52 Today’s Games Millsaps vs. Mississippi College, at Belhaven, 3 p.m. Alcorn St. at Southern Miss, 7 p.m. Rust at Belhaven, 7 p.m.

BAYLOR 54, MISSISSIPPI ST. 52

MISSISSIPPI ST. (12-2) Sidney 5-6 0-2 10, Moultrie 3-8 2-2 8, Steele 4-11 0-0 10, Bost 4-12 0-0 9, Hood 3-9 0-0 7, Bryant 3-6 1-1 8, Johnson 0-0 0-0 0, Lewis 0-1 0-2 0, D. Smith 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 22-54 3-7 52. BAYLOR (13-0) Jones III 4-13 0-0 8, Acy 2-7 3-5 7, Miller 4-7 4-5 12, Heslip 4-7 0-0 11, Walton 0-2 0-0 0, Franklin 0-2 0-0 0, Jefferson 0-1 1-2 1, Jones 0-3 1-2 1, Jackson 5-13 2-3 14. Totals 19-55 11-17 54. Halftime—Baylor 34-33. 3-Point Goals—Mississippi St. 5-17 (Steele 2-7, Bryant 1-2, Hood 1-3, Bost 1-5), Baylor 5-17 (Heslip 3-5, Jackson 2-7, Miller 0-1, Jones III 0-1, Walton 0-1, Jones 0-1, Franklin 0-1). Fouled Out—Sidney. Rebounds—Mississippi St. 32 (Moultrie 10), Baylor 40 (Acy 8). Assists— Mississippi St. 12 (Bost 5), Baylor 8 (Jackson, Walton 3). Total Fouls—Mississippi St. 15, Baylor 10. Technical—Sidney. A—6,707.

prep basketball Girls VICKSBURG 51, FLORENCE 38

Florence 4 4 15 15 — 38 Vicksburg 18 12 12 9 — 51 Florence (38) Kristen Gordon 7, Nishuka Houseton 7, Tissa Farmer 7, Buckley 4, Causey 4, Adams 4, Webb 3, Kelly 2. Vicksburg (51) Ama Arkoful 23, Shears 8, Smith 6, Young 6, Morris 5, Farris 2, Mayfield 1.

PORT GIBSON 49, WARREN CENTRAL 37

Port Gibson 23 9 7 10 — 49 Warren Central 4 12 12 9 — 37 Port Gibson (49) Chicurial Hill 14, Myesha Brandon 13, McDonald

9, Spiller 7, Haynes 4, Holton 2. Warren Central (37) Rolonda Lovette 15, Kiera Jones 11, Shorter 6, Stamps 2, Walker 2, Farmer 1.

Boys MAGEE 61, VICKSBURG 52

Magee 14 12 16 19 — 61 Vicksburg 12 13 17 10 — 52 Magee (61) Kalen Jackson 17, Devonta McDonald 15, Brian Mills 12, Smith 9, Hopkins 4, Williamson 2. Vicksburg (52) De’Angelo Richardson 12, Edward Davis 11, Javis Dixon 10, Brisco 7, R. Carter 6, King 4, Ward 2.

PORT GIBSON 47, WARREN CENTRAL 45

Port Gibson 8 19 9 11 — 47 Warren Central 14 10 13 8 — 45 Port Gibson (47) Kendrique Morgan 15, Azell McCoy 14, Anderson 9, Barnes 5, Tarleton 2, Herrington 2. Warren Central (45) Kourey Davis 27, Deshawn Taylor 12, Howard 4, R. Smith 2.

LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing No drawing Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 9-6-8 La. Pick 4: 0-1-8-2 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 0-5-6 La. Pick 4: 8-1-0-9 Wednesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 8-7-8 La. Pick 4: 9-0-9-5 Easy 5: 1-32-33-35-36 La. Lotto: 5-13-15-29-30-36 Powerball: 16-21-27-41-45 Powerball: 14; Power play: 2 Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 0-7-5 La. Pick 4: 1-7-1-8 Friday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 2-5-5 La. Pick 4: 8-7-9-3 Saturday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 0-5-7 La. Pick 4: 3-9-3-3 Easy 5: 4-22-24-36-37 La. Lotto: 5-11-21-34-36-40 Powerball: 14-16-30-51-52 Powerball: 19; Power play: 2


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TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “The Abyss” — Oil-platform workers, including an estranged couple, Ed Harris and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, and a Navy SEAL, Michael Biehn, make a startling deepsea discovery./7 on Encore n SPORTS College basketball — In a pair of strong nonconference games for the SEC, Florida travels to Rutgers in the early game, while Vanderbilt faces Marquette in the late game./6 on ESPN2 n PRIMETIME Ed Harris “Parks and Recreation” — Leslie uses her new tourist attraction to spend more time with Ben; Ron and April encourage Andy to further his education; Chris assigns a logo redesign to Tom and Jerry./7:30 on NBC

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 Mary Tyler Moore, actress, 75; Jon Voight, actor, 73; Marianne Faithfull, singer, 65; Ted Danson, actor, 64; Paula Poundstone, comedian, 52; Jude Law, actor, 39; Mekhi Phifer, actor, 37; Jessica Andrews, country singer, 28. n DEATHS Sam Rivers — An internationally-known jazz musician who played with Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie has died at 88. Monique Rivers Williams said her father died Monday night from pneumonia in Orlando, Fla. The Oklahoma native was a saxophonist, flutist and composer. He started his career in Boston, where he performed with Herb Pomeroy’s big band in an ensemble that included future music producer Quincy Jones. Sam Rivers James Rizzi — A New York-born and based pop artist best known for his playful and childlike three-dimensional sculptures has died at 61. James Rizzi’s managers, Art 28 GmbH & Co. KG, based in Stuttgart, Germany, said that the artist died peacefully at his studio in New York’s SoHo district Monday.

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Tulsa foundation buys Guthrie archive A Tulsa-based foundation has purchased the comprehensive archive of folk singer Woody Guthrie’s writings, recordings and artwork and plans to display the collection in a new center dedicated to the Oklahoma native. The George Kaiser Family Foundation will open the Woody Guthrie Center in downtown Tulsa by the end of 2012, to mark the centennial of Guthrie’s birth. The four-building arts hub will feature public displays from the Guthrie arWoody chives and research space for scholars. Guthrie The foundation didn’t disclose how much it paid for the collection, which includes a handwritten copy of Guthrie’s anthem, “This Land is Your Land.” The archive had been housed in the Mount Kisco, N.Y., home of Nora Guthrie, the songwriter’s daughter. Woody Guthrie, a native of Okemah, died of Huntington’s disease, a hereditary neurodegenerative condition, in 1967 at the age of 55.

Website: O’Connor’s marriage is over A statement on Sinead O’Connor’s website said her brief marriage to therapist Barry Herridge has ended amicably. The statement on sineadoconnor.com said “the marriage was 16 days. We lived together for 7 days only.. Until Xmas eve.” The statement said “from the moment myself and my husband got together ... there was intense pressure placed upon him by certain Sinead people in his life, not to be involved with me.” O’Connor She adds: “As my good friend said ‘well, at least you got married in Vegas in a pink Cadillac! Can’t get more Rock n Roll than that.”’ Roman Szendrey, who maintains the site, said Wednesday the report is accurate and was personally posted by O’Connor.

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Black Santa returned 1 year after theft An Ohio woman’s animated decoration of a black Santa Claus has been returned to her yard a year after it was stolen. Diana Carter said she was awakened early Christmas morning by a noise outside her Shawnee Township home and saw a silhouetted figure lying in the front yard. She called police, who confirmed that it was her Santa swiped last year on Christmas Day. Carter said Santa held a Christmas card. The envelope read: “From the robbers to the victim.” Inside the card was the message, “Keep Santa safe. We tried. It’s a miracle he’s back.” Carter said she forgives who ever took her Santa, which had been a gift from her late husband and was something of a neighborhood attraction during the holiday season.

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Serial job-changer has no business in military Dear Abby: I’m a 19-yearold woman, hardworking and married to my best friend. Life is amazing! So what’s my problem? I burn out of jobs quickly. I’ll start a job and absolutely love it, but within six months the things that I once loved about the job start to drive me crazy. Within a year, I hate my job and put in my two-week notice. It’s not that I have problems finding jobs — I’m well-groomed, speak well and I’m enthusiastic. I have recently considered enlisting in the Air Force. (My husband is on active duty.) I am absolutely thrilled about

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it, but I’m afraid I’ll eventually start hating my job and it’s something I’ll be stuck with. How do I overcome this? — Wants to Enlist Dear Wants to Enlist: Please stop and re-read your letter. Are you aware that you’re talking about work the way a schoolgirl talks about romance — blind, grand pas-

sion until reality sets in, then on to the next one? A job isn’t like that. While it can be rewarding on many levels, when the novelty fades it is still WORK. There are good days and ones that are less so, co-workers who are a pleasure and some who are a challenge. Sometimes it’s stimulating and sometimes it’s an effort. Years ago there was a letter in this column that read: “Dear Abby: I joined the Navy to see the world. I’ve seen it. Now how do I get OUT?” I don’t want a letter like that from you. Military life is rewarding,

but it can also be demanding, frustrating and dangerous. It requires making a commitment and sticking with it even after the going gets tough. With your short attention span and low tolerance for frustration, I don’t recommend you take ANY job that requires a signed contract guaranteeing you won’t leave.

• 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.

Taking aspirin for heart health has its benefits, risks Dear Doctor K: Although some members of my family have heart disease, I haven’t been diagnosed with it. I know people with current cardiovascular problems should take aspirin, but should I be taking it to prevent future problems? Dear Reader: Your question seems simple enough. I wish I had a simple answer. The problem is that aspirin, like virtually all medical treatments, has benefits and risks. The main risk of aspirin is bleeding. But for people who have heart disease, regularly taking low-dose aspirin definitely reduces the risk of heart attacks in the future. The benefits and risks are different for one person than for another. For some people, the decision to take aspirin is easy. If a person has coronary artery dis-

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ease — blockage of the arteries of the heart — he or she should take aspirin. The same is true if someone has had the type of stroke caused by a blood clot (called an ischemic stroke). In these cases, the benefits from aspirin are far greater than the risks (unless someone has an allergy to aspirin, or a bleeding tendency). Coronary artery disease causes heart attacks, but many people who have this disease have never had a heart attack. If their doctor has told them that they have CAD, they

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BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: I totally disagree with you when you told a boy to ditch his friends who smoke, drink and do drugs. My friends also smoke, drink and do drugs, and I’ve been friends with them for a long time. I also happen to not smoke, drink or do drugs. I was taught not to judge people by what you see but rather what’s inside. I hate what my friends are doing, but I’m not about to desert them. My parents are aware of my friends’ habits, and they don’t mind my hanging around them because they don’t want to choose my friends. — Nameless, Oakland, Calif. Nameless: I agree that parents should not choose friends for their teens, but they should stop them from hanging around with teens of whom they don’t approve. I would not allow my teens to hang with friends who do drugs and drink. Dr. Wallace: I love avocados. I also watch my weight. I’ve read that avocados are high in calories and contain a lot of fat. — Sarah, Santa Fe, N.M. Sarah: Fresh fruits and vegetables have negligible amounts of fat. The lone exception is the avocado, which contains 325 calories and about 31 grams of fat. But avocados are rich in vitamin A and other important nutrients and should not be eliminated from a well-balanced diet. Dr. Wallace: I’m in the 12th grade and plan to attend college. I get good grades and have an above-average IQ. My grade point average after my

junior year was 3.50. This year, I got a part-time job at a fast-food restaurant. I really need the money to help support my owning a car. With gas prices and insurance out of sight, I need to work part time or my car will have to sit in the garage. My grades have slipped this year. I’m averaging all B’s, which is a 3.00 GPA. This shouldn’t be a big deal because my overall GPA will only drop slightly. But my dad is forcing me to give my notice to quit. I don’t think this is reasonable. — Nameless, Rochester, N.Y. Nameless: I have a standard answer for similar letters. Parttime jobs are an asset as long as grades are not compromised. Once grades start to slip, the part-time job should be terminated. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@ Copley News Service.

should take aspirin — even if they have never had a heart attack. Why? Because it will greatly reduce their risk of ever having one. So far, so good. Now comes the more complicated part. You could have CAD, or similar disease of the arteries in the brain (which increases stroke risk), and not know it. You could have what’s called “silent” CAD. It hasn’t caused you any symptoms, so your doctor hasn’t checked for it. Unfortunately, silent CAD is very common. If your risk of having silent CAD is high, for you the benefits of aspirin are greater than the risks. If your risk of CAD is low, the risks of aspirin are greater than the benefits. In those at low risk, aspirin is more likely to cause bleeding in the stomach,

intestines, joints and brain than it is to prevent a heart attack. So how can you tell what your risk of having CAD is? You can actually do a good job of estimating it. We link to several online calculators on the Harvard Health Publications website: www.health. harvard.edu/147. If you don’t use the Web, have someone do it for you. Don’t start taking aspirin on your own: Talk to your doctor! The risk of bleeding complications from aspirin rises with age. Men are about twice as likely as women to have gastrointestinal bleeding.

• Write to Dr. Komaroff in care of United Media, 200 Madison Ave., 4th fl., New York, NY 10016, or send questions to his website, www.AskDoctorK.com.


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TOMORROW’S HOROSCOPE

BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION If tomorrow is your birthday: It’s likely that in the year ahead you will experience a significant improvement in your personal relationships. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Write down any special instructions being given to you instead of trusting them to memory. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — The best way to make a concerted effort to be moneyconscious is to think about how much you’re spending and for what ends, before making that expensive purchase. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — Strive to be self-sufficient, because someone whom you think is a staunch helper might suddenly abandon you when the job gets even the slightest bit tough. Aries (March 21-April 19) — Don’t put off an important chore that needs to be taken care of immediately. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — If you know that you won’t be welcomed with open arms, don’t go anywhere near a certain person. An encounter would only make you feel worse than you already do. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — It would be best not to discuss with anybody the difficulties you’re having with a relative, because talking about it is likely to only make you feel worse. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Your desire will make it difficult for you to discern between what is reasonable optimism and what is just plain wishful thinking. Don’t let anything cloud your judgment. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Take a second look at a joint venture that requires money down. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Be careful not to underestimate people with whom you are negotiating a critical matter. You might be an extremely good horse trader, but they

could be sharper still. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Don’t put up with someone constantly looking over your shoulder, especially if you’re working on a tedious task that requires concentration. It’s too distracting. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — If you find yourself in a social situation where one person in

particular seems to be getting all the limelight, don’t let your fury show. Get the attention of others by complimenting him or her. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Finding a scapegoat to blame for all the problems you are encountering will only make you look weak.

01. Legals SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY OF WARREN WHEREAS, on November 20, 2007, Larry Collins and Ernestine Collins executed and delivered a certain Deed of Trust unto Lem Adams, III, Trustee for the benefit of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for SunTrust Mortgage, Inc. 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 1689, Page 445; and WHEREAS, the holder of said Deed of Trust substituted and appointed Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by instrument recorded in the Office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk Book 1528, Page 88; 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 January 5, 2012, 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 Five (5) of that certain subdivision known as Silver Creek Estates, a plat of which is recorded in Plat Book 3 at Page 20 of the land records of Warren County, Mississippi. 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 30th day of November, 2011 Stephanie Fonteno Stephanie Fonteno, Assistant Vice President Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc. 1587 Northeast Expressway Atlanta, GA 30329 (770) 234-9181 0812712MS Publish: 12/15, 12/22, 12/29 (3t) SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on August 13, 2007, GWENDOLYN F ENGLAND executed a Deed of Trust to RECON TRUST as Trustee for the benefit of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS A NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC., which Deed of Trust was filed on August 20, 2007 and recorded in Book 1669 at Page 677 in the Office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi; and WHEREAS, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., the Beneficiary of said Deed of Trust, substituted LEM ADAMS III as Trustee therein in place of the afore-mentioned original Trustee as authorized by the terms thereof, as evidenced by an instrumentfiled on January 6, 2010 and recorded as Instrument No. 274834 - and in Book 1504 at Page 395 - in the Office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi; and WHEREAS, BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., 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 in place of the afore-mentioned original Trustee and substituted Trustee, as authorized by the terms thereof, as evidenced by an instrument recorded as Instrument No. 290088 in Book 1528 at Page 22 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., 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 January 12, 2012, 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: O O O

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ALL OF LOT 26 OF WARRENTON HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION, PART D OF PART II, A PLAT WHEREOF APPEARS OF RECORD IN PLAT BOOK 2 AT PAGES 54 OF THE WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI LAND RECORDS. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. will convey only such title as vested in it as Substitute Trustee. WITNESS my signature on this 12th day of November, 2011. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE 2380 Performance Dr, TX2-984-0407 Richardson, TX 75082 Telephone No. (800) 281-8219 By: /s/ Mahtab Memar Title: Assistant Vice President RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE 2380 Performance Dr, TX2-984-0407 Richardson, TX 75082 TS No.: 11 -0088753 PARCEL No. 1301 28 3017 003600 DHGW 66792G-2LL Publish: 12/22, 12/29, 1/5(3t)

2004-3, 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. 291927 in Book 1528 at Page 117 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 MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2004-3, 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 January 12, 2012, 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: LOT 28 OF LAKE HILLS SUBDIVISION, PART 2, ACCORDING TO MAP OR PLAT THEREOF ON FILE AND OF RECORD IN THE OFFICE OF THE CHANCERY CLERK OF WARREN COUNTY, MS. THIS BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED BY WILLIAM R. PITTS AND KATHERINE W. PITTS TO JERRY JACKSON AND BOBBIE J. ROUNDS IN THE WARRANTY DEED BOOK 1118, PAGE 56, DATED 8/27/97, AND RECORDED 8/27/97 IN THE CHANCERY CLERK'S OFFICE OF WARREN COUNTY, MS. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. will convey only such title as vested in it as Substitute Trustee. WITNESS my signature on this 15th day of November, 2011. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE 2380 Performance Dr, TX2-984-0407 Richardson, TX 75082 Telephone No. (800) 281-8219 By: /s/ Mahtab Memar Title: Assistant Vice President RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE 2380 Performance Dr, TX2-984-0407 Richardson, TX 75082 TS No.: 11 -0090605 PARCEL No. 1112 01 1490 018600 DHGW 66976G-2LL Publish: 12/22, 12/29, 1/5(3t)

and One-half ( 47 1/2) feet to place of beginning; it being the intention to hereby convey all of Plot Seven (7) of the Survey of Sub-division of said Lot Two Hundred Seventy-one (271) of Square Fifty-five (55), of the original survey of said City of Vicksburg, as shown by plat of F.J. Guscio, Civil Engineer, which plat is of record in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi. Also being described as P.P.I.N. # 17701, Parcel # 75J10QA19006500 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 8th day of December, 2011 Stephanie Fonteno Stephanie Fonteno Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc. 1587 Northeast Expressway Atlanta, GA 30329 (770) 234-9181 0804535MS Publish: 12/15, 12/22, 12/29 (3t)

SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on December 12, 2003, Donald Harris and Rosie Elanie Harris aka Rosie Elaine Harris executed a Deed of Trust to T. Harris Collier III, Trustee for the benefit of Trustmark National Bank, as recorded in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi, in Book 1439 at Page 658; and WHEREAS, the aforesaid Deed of Trust was reformed by Judgment Authorizing Reformation of Deed of Trust executed and entered by the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi, in Civil Action No. 2010-368gn, which Judgment is recorded in the Warren County land records as Instrument No. 286984 in Book 1522 at Page 300, et seq.; and WHEREAS, the aforesaid Deed of Trust, as reformed, was re-recorded on May 19, 2011 as Instrument No. 287192 in Book 1709 at Page 352; and, WHEREAS, Trustmark National Bank, the holder of said Deed of Trust and the Note secured thereby, substituted J. Mark Franklin, III as Trustee therein, as authorized by the terms thereof, by instrument dated November 10, 2011, and recorded as Instrument No. 293068 in Book 1530 at Page 62 in the office of the Chancery Clerk aforesaid; and, NOW, THEREFORE, I, the undersigned J. Mark Franklin, III, being the Substituted Trustee, do hereby give notice that on January 5, 2012, between 11:00 o'clock a.m. and 4:00 o'clock p.m., being the legal hours of sale, I will proceed to sell at public outcry, to the highest bidder for cash, at the West Front Door of the Warren County Courthouse in Vicksburg, State of Mississippi, the following real property described and conveyed in said Deed of Trust, lying and being situated in Warren County, Mississippi, and being more particularly described as follows, to-wit: All of Lot 2 of the Survey of Subdivision of Lot 271 of Square 55 of the original survey of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi, a plat of which survey is of record in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi, in book No. 116 at page 155 of the Records of Plats and Deeds of said County, together with all of the improvements thereto belonging. I will convey only such title as is vested in me as Substituted Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this the 2nd day of December, 2011. /s/ J. Mark Franklin, III J. MARK FRANKLIN, III SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE J. Mark Franklin, III MCKAY LAWLER FRANKLIN & FOREMAN, PLLC Attorneys at Law Post Office Box 2488 Ridgeland, Mississippi 39158-2488 (601) 572-8778 POSTED THIS December 5, 2011 PUBLISHED: December 8, 2011, December 15, 2011, December 22, 2011 and December 29, 2011 SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on January 27, 2004, CHARLES J INGRAM executed a Deed of Trust to CTC REAL ESTATE SERVICES as Trustee for the benefit of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS A NOMINEE FOR FULL SPECTRUM LENDING, INC., which Deed of Trust was filed on February 4, 2004 and recorded as Instrument No. 207111 - and in Book 1447 at Page 257 in the Office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi; and WHEREAS, THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY OF WARREN WHEREAS, on May 17, 2007, Ethel M. Jackson a/k/a Ethel Jackson executed and delivered a certain Deed of Trust unto The Security Title Guarantee Co., Trustee for the benefit of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for MortgageAmerica, Inc. 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 1657, Page 331; 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 1508, Page 398; and WHEREAS, the holder of said Deed of Trust substituted and appointed Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by instrument recorded in the Office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk Book 1530, Page 74; 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 January 5, 2012, 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: Commencing at an iron pipe at the Northeast Corner of Lot Two Hundred Seventy-one (271) of Square Fifty-five (55) of the original Survey of the City of Vicksburg; running thence West with the Northern boundary line of said Lot Two Hundred Seventy-one (271), a distance of One Hundred and Thirty (130) Feet; thence South a distance of FortySeven and one-half (47 1/2) Feet to an iron pipe; thence East to the Western boundary line of First North Street a distance of One Hundred and Thirty (130) feet to an iron pipe on the Western boundary line of said First North Street; thence North with said Western boundary line of said First North Street a distance of Forty-seven

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Letters of Administration having been granted to the undersigned on the 14th day of September, 2011, by the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi, upon the Estate of Larry Wayne James, deceased, in Cause Number 2011-114PR upon the docket of said Court, notice is hereby given to all parties having claims against said estate to present the same to the Clerk of said Court for probate and registration according to law within ninety (90) days from the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. WITNESS my signature as Administrator of the Estate of Larry Wayne James, deceased, on this, the 19th day of September, 2011. /s/ C.D. James, Jr. C.D. JAMES JR., Administrator of the Estate of Larry Wayne James, deceased SOLICITORS FOR THE ESTATE: Robert S. Crump Meader & Crump P.O. Box 547 Rosedale, MS 38769 662-759-3541 662-759-3542 (fax) Publish: 12/22, 12/29, 1/5(3t) IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI RE: IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF LUCILE R. JOHNSON, DECEASED CAUSE NO: 2011-154PR NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF LUCILE R. JOHNSON NOTICE is hereby given that Letters Testamentary on the Estate of Lucile R. Johnson, deceased, Probate No. 2011-154PR, were granted to the undersigned by the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi on the 9th day of December, 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 from date of first publication of this notice. Failure to do so will forever bar such claims. WITNESS my signature this the 13th day of December, 2011. /s/ LAURA GRACE McCASKILL, EXECUTRIX OF THE ESTATE OF LUCILE R. JOHNSON, DECEASED Publish: 12/22, 12/29, 1/5(3t) REQUEST FOR BIDS WARREN COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS CADASTRAL MAPPING DIGITAL CONVERSION, DIGITAL ORTHOPHOTOGRAPHY AND PLANIMETRIC UPDATE SERVICES The Warren County Board of Supervisors will receive sealed bids until Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. from qualified Contractors to provide Cadastral Mapping Digital Conversion, Digital Orthophotography and Planimetric Update Services, otherwise known as the DIGITAL MAPPING PROJECT for Warren County Mississippi. Bids must be submitted to the Warren County Chancery Clerk's Office, 1009 Cherry Street, Vicksburg, MS 39183. Deadline for receipt of bids is 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 17, 2012. Late bids will not be considered. Pursuant to Mississippi Code 1972 Annotated, 31-5-31, Performance and Payment Bonds are required for public projects in excess of $25,000.00. Such Bonds will be required from the contractor chosen for award based on this Request for Bids. Complete specifications and instructions for bidding may be obtained by contacting the Warren County Chancery Clerk's Office, at the address listed above. The phone number is 601-636-4415. The Warren County Board of Supervisors reserves the right to determine responsible bidders, responsive bids, lowest and best bids, consider and evaluate alternate bids, award to the bidder believed to be most advantageous to Warren County, reject any and all bids, and waive informalities in the bids or bidding process. This notice is published pursuant to an order of the Warren County Board of Supervisors dated the 19th day of December 2011. Warren County Board of Supervisors By: Dot McGee, Chancery Clerk Publish: 12/22, 12/29(2t) PUBLIC NOTICE- Warren County. Mabrie Gilmor will be applying for a full pardon 30 days from posting for the crime of vehicular manslaughter committed 6/1990 charged in this county and has lived a law abiding life since, forgiveness is sought. If there are objections to granting of this pardon, please contact the Parole Board by phone at (601) 576-3520 or fax (601) 5763528. Publish: 12/8, 12/9, 12/10, 12/11, 12/12, 12/13, 12/14, 12/15, 12/16, 12/17, 12/18, 12/19, 12/20, 12/21, 12/22, 12/23, 12/24, 12/25/26, 12/27, 12/28, 12/29, 12/30, 12/31, 1/1, 1/ 2, 1/3, 1/ 4, 1/5, 1/6, 1/7, 1/8(30t)


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SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on January 31, 2006, ANDREW RODGERS AND ATONIA RODGERS, HUSBAND AND WIFE executed a Deed of Trust to MICHAEL L. RIDDLE as Trustee for the benefit of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS A NOMINEE FOR UNITED FINANCIAL MORTGAGE CORP., which Deed of Trust was filed on February 7, 2006 and recorded as Instrument No. 230872 - and in Book 1575 at Page 387 in the Office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi; and WHEREAS, U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF THE STRUCTURED ASSET INVESTMENT LOAN TRUST 2006-3, 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 293534 and in Book 1530 Page 378 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, U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF THE STRUCTURED ASSET INVESTMENT LOAN TRUST 2006-3, 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 January 19, 2012, 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: INDEXING INSTRUCTIONS: LOT 16 OF THE WIRT ADAMS SURVEY OF THE BOBBS TRACT, WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI. BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 16 OF THE WIRT ADAMS SURVEY OF THE BOBBS TRACT AND RUNNING THENCE NORTH ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID LOT 16, 165 FEET TO AN ALLEY; THENCE WEST PARALLEL WITH THE NORTH LINE OF HARRISON STREET 41 FEET; THENCE SOUTH PARALLEL WITH THE EAST LINE OF SAID LOT 16, 165 FEET TO THE NORTH LINE OF HARRISON STREET; THENCE EAST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF THE SAID HARRISON STREET,41 FEET TO THE PLACE OF BEGINNING. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. will convey only such title as vested in it as Substitute Trustee. WITNESS my signature on this 15th day of December, 2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE 2380 Performance Dr, TX2-984-0407 Richardson, TX 75082 Telephone No. (800) 2818219 By: /s/ Mahtab Memar Title: Assistant Vice Presdient RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE 2380 Performance Dr, TX2-984-0407 Richardson, TX 75082 TS No.: 11 -0132633 PARCEL No. 094U 19 0040 002900 DHGW 66864G-1LL Publish: 12/29, 1/5, 1/12(3t)

COMPANY, N.A. as Trustee therein, as authorized by the terms thereof, as evidenced by an instrument recorded as Instrument No. 286801 in Book 1522 at Page 179 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, 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 January 19, 2012, 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 LOT 1 IN BLOCK 2 OF THAT SURVEY IN THE CITY OF VICKSBURG KNOWN AS KATIEVILLE SUBDIVISION AS SHOWN BY PLAT OF RECORD IN BOOK 116 AT PAGE 230 OF THE LAND RECORDS OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. will convey only such title as vested in it as Substitute Trustee. WITNESS my signature on this 23rd day of November, 2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE 2380 Performance Dr, TX2-984-0407 Richardson, TX 75082 Telephone No. (800) 281-8219 By: /s/ Mahtab Memar Title: Assistant Vice President RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE 2380 Performance Dr, TX2-984-0407 Richardson, TX 75082 TS No.: 11 -0032593 PARCEL No. 1081 27 134002011600 DHGW 66925G-3LL Publish: 12/29, 1/5, 1/12(3t)

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, Bradley P. Jones, 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 19th day of January, 2012, 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: Part of Lot 4, Square 2 of the Vick`s Enlargement more particularly described as: Commencing at the Southeast corner of Lot 4, Square 2 of Vick`s Enlargement, a plat of which is recorded in Deed Book "G" at Page 876 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi and from said point proceed North along the East line of said Lot 4 a distance of 65.00 feet to an iron rod and the Point of Beginning of the tract herein described thence continue North a distance of 50.52 feet; thence leaving said East line of Lot 4 and proceed thence, South 80 degrees 29 minutes 19 seconds West a distance of 119.84 feet to an iron rod (set); thence, South a distance of 30.47 feet to an iron rod (set); thence, following an old fence line, East a distance of 118.27 feet to the Point of Beginning, said parcel being a part of the J. D. Tyler, Jr., parcel as described in Deed Book 1408 at Page 289 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi. 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 19th day of December, 2011. _______________________ BRADLEY P. JONES SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE PREPARED BY: ADAMS & EDENS POST OFFICE BOX 400 BRANDON, MISSISSIPPI 39043 (601) 825-9508 A&E File #11-03726 Publish: 12/29, 1/5, 1/12(3t)

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 MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-15, 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 January 19, 2012, 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: BEGINNING AT AN OLD IRON PIPE (FOUND) IN AN OLD NORTH AND WEST FENCE CORNER, SAID POINT BEING THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE T.J. ROBINSON 8.66 ACRE TRACT IN SAID SECTION 8, TOWNSHIP 15 NORTH, RANGE 4 EAST, WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI; THENCE RUN ALONG AN OLD FENCE LINE NORTH 88 DEGREES 28 MINUTES W., 404.0 FEET; THENCE LEAVE SAID FENCE AND RUN NORTH 04 DEGREES 41 MINUTES W., 346.41 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 40 DEGREES 46 MINUTES E., 250.0 FEET TO THE SOUTH RIGHT-OFWAY LINE OF GIBSON ROAD; THENCE RUN ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF GIBSON ROAD, SOUTH 44 DEGREES 06 MINUTES E., 175.06 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE EUNICE P. GRAVES LOT RECORDED IN DEED BOOK 706 AT PAGE 244 OF THE LAND DEED RECORDS OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI; THENCE LEAVE SAID ROAD AND RUN SOUTH 22 DEGREES 00 MINUTES W., 163.75 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 14 DEGREES 48 MINUTES E., 191.75 FEET TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID GRAVES LOT; THENCE RUN SOUTH 87 DEGREES 46 MINUTES E., 162.5 FEET TO THE EAST LINE OF THE ROBINSON 8.66 ACRE TRACT; THENCE RUN ALONG AN OLD FENCE LINE SOUTH 02 DEGREES 14 MINUTES W., 76.22 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, CONTAINING 2.88 ACRES MORE OR LESS. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. will convey only such title as vested in it as Substitute Trustee. WITNESS my signature on this 21st day of December, 2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE 2380 Performance Dr, TX2-984-0407 Richardson, TX 75082 Telephone No. (800) 281-8219 By: /s/ Mahtab Memar Title: Assistant Vice President RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE 2380 Performance Dr, TX2-984-0407 Richardson, TX 75082 TS No.: 11 -0131934 PARCEL No. 112 08 9999 001501 DHGW 66842G-1LL Publish: 12/29, 1/5, 1/12(3t)

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on February 13, 2009, Phillip Wolfe executed a Deed of Trust to Eugene A. Simmons, Trustee for the benefit of OmniBank, which Deed of Trust is recorded in Deed of Trust Book 1701 at Page 13, in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, at Vicksburg, Mississippi; and WHEREAS, OmniBank, the holder of said Deed of Trust and the Note secured therein, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, has appointed and designated the undersigned as Substitute Trustee under the said Deed of Trust by instrument dated August 8th, 2011 and recorded in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi as Instrument 289258 in Book 1526 at Page 218; and WHEREAS, Phillip Wolfe, having defaulted on the terms, conditions and stipulations 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, OmniBank, 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 attorneys' fees, Substitute Trustee's fees and expenses of sale; NOW THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that I, William J. Little, Jr., Substitute Trustee in said Deed of Trust, will offer for sale and sell for cash, at public sale and outcry, to the highest and best bidder, between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at the West front door of the Warren County Courthouse, at Vicksburg, Mississippi, on the 20th day of January, 2012, the following described land and property is situated in Warren County, Mississippi, and being more particularly described as follows, to-wit: Tract I Lot 7, Fox Run of Vicksburg, Part One, a subdivision according to a map or plat thereof on file and of record in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County at Vicksburg, Mississippi in Plat Book 3 at Page 110, reference to which is hereby made in aid and as a part of this description. And being the same property described in Substituted Trustee's Deeds recorded in Book 1484 at page 603. Tract II Lot 8, Fox Run of Vicksburg, Part One, a subdivision according to the map or plat thereof on file and of record in the Office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County at Vicksburg, Mississippi, in Plat Book 3 at Page 110, reference to which is hereby made in aid of and as a part

of this description. And being the same property described in Substituted Trustee's Deed recorded in Book 1484 at Page 604. I will convey only such title as is vested in me as Substitute Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE this the 21st day of December, 2011. _______________________ WILLIAM J. LITTLE, JR., MSB No. 1287 SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE LENTZ & LITTLE, PA 2012 23rd Avenue Gulfport, MS 39501 (228) 867-6050 Publish: 12/29, 1/5, 1/12, 1/19(4t)

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on September 18, 2007, MALCOLM D SHORTER executed a Deed of Trust to CTC REAL ESTATE SERVICES as Trustee for the benefit of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS A NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC., which Deed of Trust was filed on September 19, 2007 and recorded in Book 1675 at Page 75 in the Office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi; and WHEREAS, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., the current Beneficiary of said Deed of Trust, substituted LEM ADAMS, III 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. 259015 - and in Book 1482 at Page 582 in the Office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi; and WHEREAS, BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, the current Beneficiary of said Deed of Trust, substituted RECONTRUST

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on the 11th day of April, 2007, Helen Ragsdale and Early Ragsdale, wife and husband, 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 1651 at Page 48 thereof; and WHEREAS, said Deed of Trust was assigned to Flagstar Bank, FSB, by assignment on file and of record in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi, in Book 1528 at Page 708 thereof; and WHEREAS, the legal holder of the said Deed of Trust and the note secured thereby, substituted Bradley P. Jones, as Trustee therein, as authorized by the terms thereof, by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1528 at Page 709 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

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on July 13, 2006, JAMES E. WILLIAMS, SR AND WIFE, GERALDINE WILLIAMS executed a Deed of Trust to CENTENNIAL BANK as Trustee for the benefit of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS A NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC., which Deed of Trust was filed on July 19, 2006 and recorded as Instrument No. 235305 - and in Book 1601 at Page 771 in the Office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi; and WHEREAS, THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK,AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-15, 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. 293688 in Book 1530 at Page 496 in the Office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi; and WHEREAS, default having

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Services available to women & children who are victims of domestic violence and/or homeless: Shelter, counseling, group support. (Counseling available by appt.)

HAIR STYLIST AND Barber needed for local salon on Oak Street. 601-2186675, 601-738-5287.

KEEP UP WITH all the local news and sales. Subscribe to The Vicksburg Post Today! Call 601-636-4545, ask for Circulation.

HAIR STYLIST POSITION Local salon has opening for full or part time Cosmetologist. 601-4158205.

Runaway Are you 12 to 17? Alone? Scared? Call 601-634-0640 anytime or 1-800-793-8266 We can help! One child, one day at a time.

Don't miss a thing! Subscribe to The Vicksburg Post TODAY!! Call 601-636-4545, Circulation.

06. Lost & Found

05. Notices

FOUND! BLACK MALE Labrador. Redbone Road area. 601-636-5862.

Warren County Long Term Recovery Committee A non-profit volunteer agency organized to provide for the unmet needs of the Warren County victims of the 2011 flood.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Volunteers experienced with construction and design are needed to assist the LTRC in various projects supporting 2011 Flood victims in Warren County. Please call 601-636-1788 to offer support.

LOST A DOG? Found a cat? Let The Vicksburg Post help! Run a FREE 3 day ad! 601-636-SELL or e-mail classifieds@vicksburg post.com LOST LARGE BLACK Labrador. Wearing pink collar. Blind in one eye! Missing from Timberlane area. 601-415-2284, 601-6368774.

07. Help Wanted “ACE� Truck Driver Training With a Difference Job Placement Asst. Day, Night & Refresher Classes Get on the Road NOW! Call 1-888-430-4223 MS Prop. Lic. 77#C124

Center For Pregnancy Choices Free Pregnancy Tests

ENDING HOMELESSNESS. WOMEN with children or without are you in need of shelter? Mountain of Faith Ministries/ Women's Restoration Shelter. Certain restrictions apply, 601-661-8990. Life coaching available by appointment.

  

MANAGER TRAINEESBEST Value Rental, an eight Store Rent to Own chain has an immediate opening for a Manager Trainee in Vicksburg. If you have previous sales, collections, or management experience, we would like to talk with you. All applicants must have valid drivers license and be able to lift 75 pounds without assistance. Five day, 40 hour work week. Excellent training provided, pay commensurate with experience. Apply in person to Best Value Rental, 1904 Clay Street, Vicksburg. EOE , No phone call, please!

EXPERIENCED MECHANIC NEEDED Apply in person only at:

Sheffield Rentals 1255 Hwy 61 South Vicksburg.

NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE Classified Advertising really brings big results!

NEEDED

(non-medical facility)

¡ Education on All Options ¡ Confidential Counseling Call 601-638-2778 for appt www.vicksburgpregnancy.com

       

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11 - 7 SHIFT CONTACT IN PERSON:

LAREINA PATTERSON, Staff Development Nurse

HERITAGE HOUSE NURSING CENTER 3103 Wisconsin Ave. Vicksburg, MS 39180

07. Help Wanted

Reach 2.2 Million Readers Across The State Of Mississippi Employment- General

Real Estate

ASSISTANT FARM MANAGER NEEDED: Experienced with capability of operating late model tractors and equipment. Salary $45K+ Depending on Experience. Send resume to: Blind Box G, c/o The Greenwood Commonwealth, P.O. Box 8050, Greenwood, MS 38935-8050.

***FREE Foreclosure Listings*** Over 400,000 properties nationwide. LOW Down Payment. Call NOW! 1-800860-1332.

E m p l o y m e n t-T r u c k i n g DRIVER - Dry and Refrigerated. Single source dispatch. No tractor older than 3 years. Daily pay! Various hometime options! CDL-A, 3 months current OTR experience. 800-414-9569. www.driveknight.com DRIVERS - CDL-A DRIVERS NEEDED! WE HAVE THE MILES! OTR positions available! TEAMS NEEDED!! Class-A CDL & Hazmat required. 800-942-2104, ext. 7307 or 7308. www.totalms.com DRIVERS-Class A-CDL Holders Needed in the Columbia, Meridian, Roxie, Taylorsville, Vicksburg and Yazoo City areas. Home daily, paid by load. Paid orientation, benefits and bonuses. Forest Products Transportation. 800-9255556.

Medical Supplies ATTENTION DIABETICS with Medicare. Get a FREE Talking Meter and diabetic supplies at NO COST, plus FREE home delivery! Best of all, this meter eliminates painful finger pricking! Call 888761-2348.

THERE IS A BETTER WAY!

Services CANADA DRUG CENTER is your choice for safe and affordable medications. Our licensed Canadian mail order pharmacy will provide you with savings up to 90 percent on all your medication needs. Call Today 888-695-6148 for $25.00 off your first prescription and free shipping. DISH NETWORK. Starting at $19.99/month PLUS 30 premium movie channels FREE for 3 months! SAVE! & ask about SAME DAY installation! Call 888471-1216. DONATE YOUR CAR, TRUCK OR BOAT TO HERITAGE FOR THE BLIND. Free 3 Day Vacation, Tax Deductible, Free Towing, All Paperwork Taken Care Of. 866-549-3390. SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS. You WIN or Pay Us Nothing. Contact Disability Group, Inc. Today! BBB Accredited. Call For Your FREE Book & Consultation. 866-632-5302.

                      

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Classified...Where Buyers And Sellers Meet. 18. Miscellaneous For Sale AMAZING CLEARANCE for 2011! Courtney's Antique and Gift Shop, everything reduced, creative pricing! Many one-of-akind items. Cash only! For more information call 662-873-4236 days, 601-842-2460 evenings, 10am- 4pm, or by appointment. 1415 Washington Street. FIREWOOD FOR SALE. $75 per truck load. Delivered and stacked. 601-6346140 or 601-638-6740. FIREWOOD FOR SALE. Long wheel base, $70 per load. We deliver. 601-6367402 or 601-636-5771.

14. Pets & Livestock

07. Help Wanted LPN/ RN NEEDED as soon as possible. Call Nursing Management Inc. 800-448-3634.

www.pawsrescuepets.org

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

MASSAGE THERAPIST POSITION. Local salon has opening for massage therapist. Part or full time. 601-415-8205. NOW HIRING SHIP fitters, Flux Core Welders, Short Arc Welders, Stick Welders, Pipe Welders, and Pipe Fitters. Must have 3 or more years experience. Work located along Louisiana/ Gulf Coast area. Please call 985-542-7881 or Fax resumes to 985-3467882. EOE

OUR ON-LINE SUBSCRIPTION keeps you “plugged” in to all the local news, sports, community events. Call Circulation, 601-636-4545.

16. Antiques STACY DOUGLAS ANTIQUES

New Shipment from New Orleans! 619 Crawford Street

TO BUY OR SELL

AVON

(beneath Cinnamon Tree)

504-427-4071

CALL 601-636-7535

17. Wanted To Buy

$10 START UP KIT

10. Loans And Investments “WE CAN ERASE your bad credit- 100% guaranteed.” The Federal Trade Commission says the only legitimate credit repair starts and ends with you. It takes time and a conscious effort to pay your debts. Any company that claims to be able to fix your credit legally is lying. Learn about managing credit and debt at ftc.gov/credit A message from The Vicksburg Post and the FTC.

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.

KENMORE ELITE SIDE by side black refrigerator, black Kenmore microwave, black Kenmore dishwasher. 601-638-4791.

THE PET SHOP “Vicksburg’s Pet Boutique”

15. Auction

PART TIME ON-SITE apartment manager needed for small local apartment complex. Must be honest, dependable, work well with public, must have good clerical skills, experience a plus. Serious inquiries only, fax resume to: 318-3521929.

GE REFRIGERATOR LIKE new $200, 28 wood heater $100, washer and dryer $100 each. 601-8528563.

WE HAUL OFF old appliances, old batteries, lawn mowers, hot water heaters, junk and abandoned cars, trucks, vans, etcetera. 601940-5075, if no answer, please leave message.

WE PAY CASH for junk. Cars, trucks. Vans, SUVs, and old dump trucks. 601-638-5946 or 601-529-8249.

Call our Circulation Department for CONVENIENT Home Delivery and/ or our On-line Subscription. Monday- Friday, 8am-5pm, 601-636-4545.

21. Boats, Fishing Supplies What's going on in Vicksburg? Read The Vicksburg Post! For convenient home delivery, call 601-636-4545, ask for circulation.

THE BEST WAY to bargain hunt is to check the Classifieds Daily. We make it easy with our convenient home delivery. For details call 601-636-4545, Circulation. TWIN MATTRESS SETS $175, Full sets $199. New sofa love seat $675. 601638-7191. Discount Furniture Barn. 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.

24. Business Services I-PHONE REPAIR. Buy, sell and repair. Arcue Sanchez - 601-618-9916. KATHY'S CARE SERVICES. Let me lighten your load!House cleaning, errands, pet care. Rates available on request! 601-831-6170. River City Lawn Care You grow it - we mow it! Affordable and professional. Lawn and landscape maintenance. Cut, bag, trim, edge. 601-529-6168.

26. For Rent Or Lease

24. Business Services

RICHARD M. CALDWELL BROKER SPECIALIZING IN RENTALS

CLARK’S CONSTRUCTION

(INCLUDING CORPORATE APARTMENTS) CALL 601-618-5180 caldwell@vicksburg.com

Dozer, Track hoe, Form setting, Concrete, Demolition work. State licensed and Bonded

3508 South Washington Street Pond fish, Gold fish, Koi, fish food aquarium needs, bird food, designer collars, harnesses & leads, loads of pet supplies! Bring your Baby in for a fitting today!

601-218-9233 • 601-638-9233

Toni Walker Terrett Attorney At Law 601-636-1109

28. Furnished Apartments 2 OR 4 bedroom apartment for rent. Section 8 welcome. Recently remodeled. 601-6364338, 601-218-1210.

• Bankruptcy Chapter 7 and 13 • Social Seurity Disability • No-fault Divorce

29. Unfurnished Apartments

D & D TREE CUTTING

THE COVE

•Trimming • Lawn Care • Dirt Hauled • Insured For FREE Estimates Call “Big James” 601-218-7782 D.R. PAINTING AND CONSTRUCTION. Painting, roofing, carpentry service. Licensed, bonded. Free estimates! Call 601-638-5082.

Stop looking, Start living! Paid cable, water and trash. Washer, Dryer and built-in microwave furnished.

Ask about our Holiday special! 601-638-5587 1-601-686-0635

DIRT, SAND, CLAY gravel, 6/10. Anywhere and Anytime. 601-218-9233, 601-638-9233.

TREY GORDON

STILL HAVE STUFF after your Garage Sale? Donate your items to The Salvation Army, we pick-up! Call 601-636-2706. What's going on in Vicksburg this weekend? Read The Vicksburg Post! For convenient home delivery call 601-636-4545, ask for circulation.

20. Hunting 1994 KAWASAKI 400 4x4. Extra wheels and tires with winch, adult ridden, good condition. $1800. 601831-2999.

Hwy 61 S - 601-636-6631

Don’t send that lamp to the curb! Find a new home for it through the Classifieds. Area buyers and sellers use the Classifieds every day. Besides, someone out there needs to see the light. 601-636-SELL.

24. Business Services

24. Business Services

24. Business Services

Finding the 4x4 you want in the Classifieds is easy, but now it’s practically automatic, since we’ve put our listings online.

Check our listings to find the help you need... • Contractors • Electricians • Roofers • Plumbers • Landscapers

DOWNTOWN, BRICK, MARIE Apartments. Total electric, central air/ heat, stove, refrigerator. $520, water furnished. 601-636-7107, trip@msubulldogs.org

3 BEDROOM HOUSE. Freshly painted, hardwood floors, Central air/ heat $575, $250 deposit. 601-618-5071.

• 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Apts. • Beautifully Landscaped • Lake Surrounds Community

• Pool • Fireplace • Spacious Floor Plans 601-629-6300 www.thelandingsvicksburg.com

501 Fairways Drive Vicksburg

3 BEDROOMS, 2 baths. South county, carport, basement. $35,000. 601529-0829.

FOR SALE BY owner! 4 bedroom, 2 bath, Garage, Updated kitchen and bathroom. Overlooking Windy Lake. $179,500. Seller pays closing. MUST SEE! Call for appointment. 601-619-1510.

CARY, MS. 3 bed, 2 bath home, 4.5 lots. Shown by appointment only. Asking $115,000. 601-824-0270.

Open Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:30pm

601-634-8928 2170 S. I-20 Frontage Rd.

HOUSES FOR SALE 1862 MLK 807 First North LAND FOR SALE 801 First North Farmer St. Bl. 3 Call 601-942-1838 gspencerprater@aol.com

Kay Odom..........601-638-2443 Kay Hobson.......601-638-8512 Jake Strait...........601-218-1258 Alex Monsour.....601-415-7274 Jay Hobson..........601-456-1318 Daryl Hollingsworth..601-415-5549

GREAT CITY LOCATION! 3 bedroom, 1 bath. Clean, well kept. 601-5294808. IN TOWN LOCATION 1 bedroom. $325 deposit, $325 rent. 601-218-1688, 601-636-2111. LOS COLINAS. SMALL 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Cottage. Close in, nice. $795 monthly. 601-831-4506.

Eagle Lake - 16853 Hwy 465, 2 story apartment 2BR/1BA upstairs, 1BR /1BA downstairs, lakefront, deck, pier, completely furnished, reduced, make offer. 50 Sullivan Cove - 2 story, 2BR/1BA up, 1BR down, everything new, flooring to roof, deck, community pier, boat launch, 2 lots, $130,000 Bette Paul Warner 601-218-1800 McMillin Real Estate

31. Mobile Homes For Rent

Licensed in MS and LA

MEADOWBROOK PROPERTIES. 2 or 3 bedroom mobile homes, south county. Deposit required. 601-619-9789.

Jones & Upchurch Real Estate Agency 1803 Clay Street www.jonesandupchurch.com

32. Mobile Homes For Sale KEEP UP WITH ALL THE LOCAL NEWS AND SALES... SUBSCRIBE TO THE VICKSBURG POST TODAY! CALL 601-636-4545, ASK FOR CIRCULATION.

Mary D. Barnes .........601-966-1665 Stacie Bowers-Griffin...601-218-9134 Jill WaringUpchurch....601-906-5012 Carla Watson...............601-415-4179 Andrea Upchurch.......601-831-6490

Sybil Caraway....601-218-2869 Catherine Roy....601-831-5790 Mincer Minor.....601-529-0893 Jim Hobson.........601-415-0211

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REAL ESTATE, INC

JIM HOBSON

REALTOR®•BUILDER•APPRAISER

601-636-0502

40. Cars & Trucks YEAR END SPECIAL!!

2003 Buick Rendevous $955 Down $176 Bi -Weekly Gary’s Cars 601-883-9995 Garyscfl.com

Broker, GRI

601-636-6490 Classifieds Really Work!

29. Unfurnished Apartments

1965 CHEVROLET TRUCK. Partially restored, Negotiable. 318-574-1213, 601-218-8356.

29. Unfurnished Apartments

MAGNOLIA MANOR APARTMENTS Elderly & Disabled 3515 Manor Drive Vicksburg, Ms. 601-636-3625 Equal Housing Opportunity

Bienville Apartments The Park Residences at Bienville 1, 2 & 3 bedrooms and townhomes available immediately.

and

VICKSBURGS NEWEST, AND A WELL MAINTAINED FAVORITE. EACH WITH SPACIOUS FLOOR PLANS AND SOPHISTICATED AMENITIES.

Commodore Apartments 1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms

EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY

605 Cain Ridge Rd. Vicksburg, MS 39180

601-638-2231

34. Houses For Sale

www.ColdwellBanker.com www.homesofvicksburg.net

3 BEDROOMS, 2 baths. Formal dining/ living, den, hardwood floors, workshop, $975 monthly. 601-831-0066.

29. Unfurnished Apartments BEAUTIFUL LAKESIDE LIVING

34. Houses For Sale

30. Houses For Rent

No matter what type of propertyor building you’re seeking, the Classifieds can help you find it!

ROOFING & RESTORATION •Roof & Home Repair (all types!) •30 yrs exp •1,000’s of ref Licensed • Insured 601-618-0367 • 601-456-4133

PUT THE CLASSIFIEDS TO WORK FOR YOU!

2 BEDROOM Duplex, $400. 4 bedroom duplex, $500. With stove and refrigerator. $200 deposit. 601-634-8290.

COMMERCIAL BUILDING or Turn- Key restaurant with 2 lots for sale at Eagle Lake. Call 850-683-1085.

FREE ESTIMATES Ask us how to “Post Size” your ad with some great clip art! Call the Classified Ladies at 601-636-Sell (7355).

29. Unfurnished Apartments

33. Commercial Property

DIRT AND GRAVEL hauled. 8 yard truck. 601638-6740.

19. Garage & Yard Sales PLEASE CALL THE Gentleman of Junk for all your junk vehicle needs. Just in time for extra Christmas cash, Please leave message if no answer. 601-868-2781.

20. Hunting

FOR LEASING INFO, CALL 601-636-1752

www.parkresidences.com • www.bienvilleapartments.com

NEED AN APARTMENT?

S HAMROCK A PA RT M E N T S SUPERIOR QUALITY, Barnes Glass Quality Service at Competitive Prices #1 Windshield Repair & Replacement

Vans • Cars • Trucks •Insurance Claims Welcome•

AUTO • HOME • BUSINESS Jason Barnes • 601-661-0900

BUFORD CONSTRUCTION CO., INC. 601-636-4813 State Board of Contractors Approved & Bonded Haul Clay, Gravel, Dirt, Rock & Sand All Types of Dozer Work Land Clearing • Demolition Site Development & Preparation Excavation Crane Rental • Mud Jacking

River City Dirt Work, LLC • Dozer / Trackhoe Work • Dump Truck • • Bush Hogging • Box Blade • Demolition • Debris Removal • Hydro Seeding • Deliver Dirt -13 yd. load $85 locally • Gravel • Sand • Rock Res. & Com. • Lic. & Ins. Robert Keyes, Jr. (Owner) 601-529-0894

ROSS

CONSTRUCTION

New Homes

Framing, Remodeling, Cabinets, Flooring, Roofing & Vinyl Siding State Licensed & Bonded

Jon Ross 601-638-7932

ROCKET TAXICAB

601-636-0491

FREE

Rides for Children 4 & Under

Simmons Lawn Service

Professional Services & Competitive Prices • Landscaping • Septic Systems • Irrigation: Install & Repair • Commercial & Residential Grass Cutting Licensed • Bonded • Insured 12 years experience Roy Simmons (Owner) 601-218-8341

All Business & Service Directory Ads MUST BE PAID IN ADVANCE !

SPEEDIPRINT & OFFICE SUPPLY

PATRIOTIC

• Business Cards • Letterhead • Envelopes • Invoices • Work Orders • Invitations

• FLAGS

(601) 638-2900 Fax (601) 636-6711 1601-C North Frontage Road Vicksburg, MS 39180

• BANNERS • BUMPER STICKERS • YARD SIGNS

Show Your Colors!

CUSTOM CABINETS, EXTRA LARGE MASTER BDRM, & WASHER / DRYER HOOKUPS. SAFE!! SENIOR CITIZEN DISCOUNT

601-661-0765 • 601-415-3333

Bradford Ridge Apartments Live in a Quality Built Apartment for LESS! All brick, concrete floors and double walls provide excellent soundproofing, security, and safety. 601-638-1102 • 601-415-3333

COME CHECK US OUT TODAY OME UT TYODAY YCOU ’LLCWHECK ANT TUOSMOAKE OUR YOU’LL WANT TO MAKE YOUR HHOME HERE ERE OME H

Great Staff Great Location, Location, Hard-Working Hard-Working Staff

Enjoy the convenience of downtown living at

The Vicksburg Apartments UTILITIES PAID! 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments Studios & Efficiencies 801 Clay Street 601-630-2921 www.the-vicksburg.com

YOU ARE APPROVED! START REBUILDING YOUR CREDIT HERE!

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S ALES/ R ENTALS Get a Late Model Car With a Low Down Payment IF B.K. W WH E D O REPO WE AT Y N’T H CA OU DIVORCE N G WA AVE N LOST JOB ET IT! T, ! MEDICAL YOU ARE STILL OK!!! NO CREDIT APP REFUSED!!! 24 Month Warranties Available

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