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Our View: Ward 5 voters have plenty of options

Posted yesterday in Dispatch Editorials

On Feb. 16, voters who live in Ward 5 of Columbus will select the person who will represent them on the city council.

 

Lynn Spruill: Local airports, both a field of dreams and an economic driver

Posted yesterday in Local Columns

It was where I went when I wanted to be alone; it was where I went when I was frustrated or mad at my parents; it was where I went when I wanted a place to think and dream; it was a place where I saw my future. I occasionally visited during the day, but an airport is magical at night.

 

Kathleen Parker: Trump isn't politically incorrect. He's just simply incorrect.

Posted yesterday in National Columns

If you ask Donald Trump fans why they like him, there's an excellent chance they'll say, "Because he's not politically correct."

 

Slimantics: Phil Bryant's Hunger Games

Posted 2/4/2016 in Local Columns

It was November, and the people who run things in Mississippi, including those not working out of the offices of ALEC in D.C., were breathing a collective sigh of relief.

 

Froma Harrop: 4 New Yorkers for president?

Posted 2/4/2016 in National Columns

Many Americans used to regard New York City as a bankrupt foreign vessel docked on their Atlantic coastline.

 

 

Our View: Help us celebrate Catfish Alley milestone Thursday

Posted 2/3/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Before the first edition of Catfish Alley magazine was published, a lot of questions had to be answered, yet one remained after those first magazines were delivered: How long can we keep this up?

 

 

Susan Estrich: Rubio's the one

Posted 2/3/2016 in National Columns

You can pick your headline for Iowa: "Trump Didn't Win!" "Hillary Didn't Lose!" "Rubio's the One!" I prefer the third.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Justice for Caroline Small, a small step toward justice for all

Posted 2/3/2016 in National Columns

Last week, a group of church friends held a town hall meeting in Brunswick, Ga. Their purpose is embodied in their name: Justice For Caroline Small. Chances are, you've never heard of her.

 

 

Our View: Small town living: best of both worlds

Posted 2/2/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Living in a small town often comes with trade-offs.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Is a new era upon us?

Posted 2/2/2016 in National Columns

Whoever wins the nominations, the most successful campaigns of 2016 provide us with a clear picture of where the center of gravity is today in both parties and, hence, where America is going.

 

Possumhaw: Same ole same ole

Posted 2/1/2016 in Local Columns

Winter's cold blast caused us to hunker down at the Prairie house.

 

Charlie Mitchell: The issue is whether charter schools can do it better

Posted 2/1/2016 in Local Columns

The premise of an offer to operate a charter school is, "Hey, we can do it better than you."

 

 

Thomas Sowell: Grow up, Donald Trump

Posted 2/1/2016 in National Columns

Of all the many things said about Donald Trump, what was said by Roger Ailes, head of the Fox News Channel, said it all in just two words: "Grow up!"

 

Ask Rufus: Celebrating forgotten heroes

Posted 1/30/2016 in Local Columns

February is Black History Month and is a great time to review the little told but very important role of blacks in the exploration and settlement of the Tombigbee River Valley.

Slimantics: Tupelo owes an enduring debt to Jack Reed Sr.

Posted 1/30/2016 in Local Columns

In Tupelo, Elvis is king. In fact, he is more prominent in death than he ever was in life. Up until his death in 1977, the only homage paid to the entertainer in the town of his birth was a small park in East Tupelo, which was home to a swimming pool, youth center and the small two-room shotgun house where he was born in 1935. There were no celebrations or festivals in the city to celebrate him.

 

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