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    139th Year, No. 226

    Mark Alexander Kindergarten, Annunciation

    High 56 Low 33 Partly sunny and cooler

    Full forecast on page 2A.

    Five Questions 1 Leopold Bloom is the hero of what James Joyce novel? 2 What is the only number whose value is equal to the number of letters in its name? 3 Who set the record in 2001 for lowest single-round tally by any female golfer in LPGA Tour play? 4 What Harry Potter character was recast due to the actor’s death 5 What was Philippe Petit arrested for walking on in New York City in 1974?

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    Today through Dec. 8 and Dec. 10-15 ■ “12 Days of Christmas”: Daily entertainment complements a brunch buffet at Three Generations Tea Room in Starkville, to benefit Starkville Pregnancy Care Center. Musical guests include Brian and Heidi Brasher, Vic and Jane Zitta, Hannah Buckner, Rebekah Lane and many more. Brunch buffet begins at 11 a.m.; cost is $12, plus tax. Reservations required; call 662-324-1507.

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    STARKVILLE — Bowl games typically bring together teams that often don’t face each other.

    The Outback Bowl matchup between the Mississippi State and Iowa football teams is no different. Their meeting at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, in Tampa, Florida, will be the first time the programs will meet on the field. It also will be MSU’s first appearance in the Outback Bowl, which used to be called

    the Hall of Fame Bowl. The coaching staffs, howev-

    er, should be a little more famil- iar with each other.

    MSU coach Joe Moorhead and running backs coach/run game coordinator Charles Huff were members of the Penn State football team’s coaching staff in 2016 and 2017. The Nittany Lions beat the Hawkeyes both times (41-14 and 21-19) in Big Ten Conference regular-season action.

    Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz and defensive coordinator Phil Parker also were present for

    both meetings. They will be on hand to help kick off the new year when the teams meet at Raymond James Stadium, the home of the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers. ESPN2 will broad- cast the game live.

    “I think the familiarity will help a little bit, but certainly Coach Parker does an excellent job,” Moorhead said Sunday on the Outback Bowl telecon- ference. “They’re physical and strong up front, the linebackers do a great job of playing down- hill and attacking the run. I be-

    lieve they’re top 10 in the coun- try in run defense and up there in scoring defense, too. They’re very athletic on the back end.

    “They’re very sound,” he added. “They don’t do a ton of things schematically but what they do, they do well.”

    Iowa (8-4) is seventh in the nation in allowing 102.83 rush- ing yards per game and is 11th in scoring defense (17.4 points allowed per game). Iowa has been top 20 in scoring defense in each of the last three sea- sons, but that didn’t stop Moor- head from getting the better of the Hawkeyes.

    Bulldogs head to Tampa for Outback Bowl msu will play iowa on new Year’s day


    By MAry PoLLItZ [email protected]

    When Samantha Furby works in her Makerspace, she’s unknowingly learning life skills while she has fun.

    The first grade student entered the colorful Makerspace at Sudduth Elementary School on Friday and immediately began building a cube — one larger than her — out of PVC pipes. When her original plan wasn’t working, she didn’t let herself get discouraged — rather she learned how to problem solve.

    “I’m building a cube, and it has to have six sides,” Furby said. “I tried a

    bigger one, but that one didn’t work, but I got it now.”

    Furby is just one of many students who use the Makerspace at Sudduth Elementary for a creative learning environment.

    The Makerspace, which is a class- room stocked with building blocks, LEGOs, lightboards, craft projects and other hands-on manipulatives, branched from the activities started by Sudduth librarian Leslie Hunt.

    “I just started thinking, it would be awesome to have it all in one room for everyone to utilize,” Hunt said. “(The kids) love it with just being


    Chris McDill/Special to The Dispatch The Columbus Choral Society sings during its concert “The Story of Christmas” Saturday night at First Baptist Church in downtown Columbus. Phillip Stockton conducted the concert, which included other area musicians. The choir also performed at the Louise Campbell Center for the Performing Arts in West Point on Sunday.


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    Witness: Manslaughter victim was beating her when suspect shot him victim died in surgery at baptist on saturday dIsPAtcH stAff rePort

    According to Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office re- cords, a Columbus man arrested for manslaughter over the weekend shot the victim while the victim was beating a woman.

    Stevie Moody, 26, has been charged in the Saturday shooting death of Tymechi-Ali Lachil Spann, also 26.

    Authorities responded to a car crash at about 7:15 a.m. Saturday near Greentree Apartments in East Columbus where they found the driver of one of the vehicles, Spann, suffering from a gunshot wound. Spann was taken to Baptist Me-

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    socsd plans to create makerspaces at every school


    Sudduth Ele- mentary first graders Gianna Russell and Sirita Chanachai build with plas- tic cups in their Makerspace Friday after- noon. “We’re just building something and making sure it doesn’t fall down,” Russell said. “I think we’re building a castle.”

    See Manslaughter, 3A

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