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Possumhaw: The rains came down

Posted yesterday in Local Columns

After a season of prolonged drought, rain came to the Prairie in the form of storms.

 

Local voices: The Grinches that stole Christmas, part II

Posted yesterday in Local Columns

As a physician working at the OCH Regional Medical Center (OCH) for about 10 years now, I have had the privilege to work with all the employees at OCH who provide a wonderful service to our community.

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: Grand Gulf a 'catastrophe' that became an asset

Posted yesterday in Local Columns

Nuclear-powered generators were scarce in the United States when utility powers-that-be in Mississippi decided, "Hey, we need one of those."

 

Roses and thorns 12/4/16

Posted 12/4/2016 in Roses & Thorns

A rose to International Paper, the newest member of our industrial community.

 

Voice of the people: Emilie White

 

Partial to Home: Christmas party downtown, everybody invited

Posted 12/4/2016 in Local Columns

Friday evening I felt like an Olan Mills photographer. I made snapshot portraits of more than 100 people with my digital camera.

 

Leonard Pitts: Journalism's hard year draws to a close

Posted 12/4/2016 in National Columns

This has probably not, in fact, been the worst year in the history of American journalism.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Fake news and war party lies

Posted 12/4/2016 in National Columns

"I have in my possession a secret map, made in Germany by Hitler's government -- by the planners of the New World Order," FDR told the nation in his Navy Day radio address of Oct. 27, 1941.

 

Ask Rufus: The Old Elks Club

Posted 12/3/2016 in Local Columns

The Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau recently announced the Elks Club building on Main Street in Columbus was purchased and would become the home of a new children's museum.

 

Our View: Police, residents have shared responsibility in fighting crime

Posted 12/2/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Thursday afternoon, Columbus city and police department officials held a press conference at the municipal complex to address the crime situation in the city, most notably a surge in homicides this year.

 

Lynn Spruill: 48th and counting

Posted 12/2/2016 in Local Columns

The Mississippi Business Journal recently did a story on the 2016 Forbes ranking of states for the best places to do business.

 

Marc Dion: Constitution has no burn ban

Posted 12/2/2016 in National Columns

You have a constitutional right to burn the American flag, just like you have a constitutional right to bear arms.

 

 

Our View: Shall we go a wassailing?

Posted 12/1/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

While Christmas itself is a fixed date on the calendar, there is no real consensus no when the "Christmas Season" begins.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: Don't give Fidel Castro the last laugh

Posted 12/1/2016 in National Columns

Sometimes history doesn't have to wait to judge -- and when it comes to dictators, even dead ones, we shouldn't either.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: I oppose the recount

Posted 12/1/2016 in National Columns

There are, to my mind, only two reasons to re-examine ballots in a presidential campaign.

 

 

Our View: Public servants in the eye of the storm

Posted 11/30/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

The first weather sirens split the air in our area early in the afternoon Tuesday and continued intermittently into the evening as a series of storms, some of which spawned tornadoes, moved through the state, the Golden Triangle and into Alabama.

 

 

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