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Partial to Home: River cats

Posted 12/16/2017 in Local Columns

Early Sunday afternoon, on the day Mississippi observed its 200th birthday, Larry Priest and James "H.D." Taylor unloaded two fishing kayaks from the back of a battered GMC pickup and dragged them to the river's edge.


Other editors: Prohibition of firearms at Mississippi Coast Coliseum

Posted 12/16/2017 in National Columns


Froma Harrop: Whom do we thank for today's strong economy?

Posted 12/16/2017 in National Columns

A president deserves partial credit for a strong economy. The current economic numbers are good, so to the extent that gratitude is due, let us offer it. Thank you, President Obama.


Connie Schultz: Hope bloomed in Alabama

Posted 12/16/2017 in National Columns

Just two years ago, 65-year-old Peggy Wallace Kennedy stood on the steps of the Alabama Capitol and renounced the acts of hate her father had committed there.



Local voices: A response to Dec. 12 editorial, "Citizens Ill-served by city's response to CPD leadership"

Posted 12/16/2017 in Local Columns

Birney and Peter, I was, as usual, disappointed with your paper's editorial comments of Dec. 12, which insulted Oscar Lewis, me and the city council.


Ask Rufus: Newspapers, a window on the past

Posted 12/16/2017 in Local Columns

When working on my weekly Dispatch column, I often rely on period newspapers for primary source information. That creates a real problem for me, as I almost always get sidetracked.

Slimantics: Mississippians know Presley has their back on net neutrality issue

Posted 12/15/2017 in Local Columns

In his 10 years as the Northern District's Public Service Commissioner, Brandon Presley has emerged as one of a rare breed of Mississippi politicians who seems to have escaped the clutches of narrow partisanship.


Voice of the people: Judy Coleman



Voice of the people: Jiben Roy



Patrick Buchanan: Unlike Nixon, Trump will not go quietly

Posted 12/15/2017 in National Columns

On Aug. 9, 1974, Richard Nixon bowed to the inevitability of impeachment and conviction by a Democratic Senate and resigned.



Our View: Communiversity's success depends on an engaged partnership

Posted 12/14/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

A year after construction started on the $42.6 million Communiversity, the massive manufacturing technology education center is beginning to take shape and turn heads for those driving past the site along Highway 82.



Froma Harrop: Alabama was a win, and not just for Democrats

Posted 12/14/2017 in National Columns

The Democratic conquest of a senate seat in Alabama produced a lot of winners other than the victor himself, Doug Jones. Many were Republicans, including some who voted for the inexplicable Roy Moore.



Our View: Town hall meetings: Let's have more of them

Posted 12/13/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

The best of American democracy does not always begin with visionary leaders on a national scale.



Clarence Page: 'Chaos president' keeps us guessing -- and praying

Posted 12/13/2017 in National Columns

Why, I am often asked, do media cover President Donald Trump so much?



Our View: Citizens ill-served by city's timid response to CPD leadership

Posted 12/12/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

On Monday, Columbus Mayor Robert Smith confirmed that police chief Oscar Lewis has given notice he will be retiring at the end of the year.



Voice of the people: Emilie White



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