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William Browning: A hero's passing

Posted yesterday in Local Columns

I heard the news recently of John Doar's passing.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: Obama's spiteful legacy

Posted yesterday in National Columns

Post-election analysis falls somewhere between amusing and clueless.

 

Ask Rufus: Oysters, steamboats and Thanksgiving

Posted 11/22/2014 in Local Columns

Next week brings the American Thanksgiving holiday and for most of us a wonderful feast.

Birney Imes: Coffee run evokes memories of days past

Posted 11/22/2014 in Local Columns

Friday morning started out with a small crisis. We were out of coffee and I had a gathering to attend before 7. The downtown shop I frequent doesn't open until 7:30, so I headed out 45 for a national coffee chain that takes its name from a character in Moby Dick. (The company, I learned on the Internet, was almost named for the whaling ship in the story, Pequod.)

 

Rheta Grimsley Johnson: Made in Church Hill, not China

Posted 11/22/2014 in National Columns

If Martha Stewart were in charge of heaven, it might look something like Ocean Springs, Miss., on Peter Anderson Festival days. Traffic is blocked on the main downtown streets, the smell of boudin and barbecue is in the air, clever people hold sway. And that's a good thing.

 

Leonard Pitts: Bill Cosby, serial rapist? That's a lot to forgive

Posted 11/22/2014 in National Columns

Wow. Just ... wow. So what's next? Will it turn out Mother Teresa was a pornographer? Or Mr. Rogers a meth head?

 

Froma Harrop: End the game on immigration reform

Posted 11/22/2014 in National Columns

End the game on immigration reform President Obama's plan to bypass Congress in shielding millions of immigrants from deportation is not the best way to do immigration reform. But if confrontation is what it takes to get House Republicans off their rear ends and deal with the problem, so be it.

 

 

Our View: Charity should not be seasonal

Posted 11/21/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

There is an old German proverb that goes "true charity sees the need not the cause."

 

Lynn Spruill: Another way of thinking about dogs and cemeteries

Posted 11/21/2014 in Local Columns

There are differing ideas about the recently proposed ban on allowing dogs in public cemeteries in Starkville.

 

Michael Gerson: Leaving the harder path

Posted 11/21/2014 in National Columns

There are any number of marvelous things one might do as president, if Congress were not such a checked and balanced mess.

 

Slimantics: Possibly the best Egg Bowl ever

Posted 11/20/2014 in Local Columns

The Egg Bowl was played Wednesday on the Mississippi State campus and for time first time ever, it didn't matter who won or lost.

 

Michael Gerson: A pope's human touch

Posted 11/20/2014 in National Columns

Pope Francis' American honeymoon is over (though the whole idea of a papal honeymoon smacks of Borgia-era excess).

 

 

Our View: Test will give students early exposure to the workplace

Posted 11/19/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

During his speech at Tuesday's Columbus Rotary Club meeting, Golden Triangle Development LINK CEO Joe Max Higgins said he hopes to have every high-school junior in the Golden Triangle take the WorkKeys test.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: They killed Peter Kassig!

Posted 11/19/2014 in National Columns

What, in the name of God? It is a question that demands asking, that haunts this most recent atrocity.

 

Slimantics: Public hearing fails to 'Inspire'

Posted 11/18/2014 in Local Columns

The public hearing had just ended. As Tommie Cardin was packing up for his drive back to Jackson, Darren Leach approached him and made what seemed to me a curious comment.

 

Charlie Mitchell: Epps may do some time, but guilt is not his alone

Posted 11/18/2014 in Local Columns

Mississippians will be able to tell whether the criminal indictment faced by Christopher Epps means anything by how the 2015 edition of the Mississippi Legislature reacts.

 

Possumhaw: Havoc in the boat shed

Posted 11/17/2014 in Local Columns

Shirley, my walking partner turned house sitter, reported all went well at the Prairie house while we were away. She had only one scare when she feared Jack, the cat, had expired on the sofa.

 

Voice of the people: Melody Vydas

As per your story on Veteran's Day about the oldest veteran in Lowndes County, I believe Dr. Robert Gilbert at age 99 years and 5 months is a WWII army vet living in Lowndes County.

 

 

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