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Bill Crawford: State needs more private sector jobs to get off the bottom

Posted yesterday in National Columns

For decades the U.S. Census Bureau has published data on income and poverty. Related news stories have consistently focused on Mississippi's humble rankings. Just released statistics show Mississippi continues to be the poorest state with the highest poverty rate.

 

Partial to Home: The bespoke Ms. Swift

Posted yesterday in Local Columns

Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Linda Swift sits in front of a large picture window with sagging Venetian blinds and sews.

Roses and thorns 9/25/16

Posted yesterday in Roses & Thorns

A rose to Security National Properties, which owns Leigh Mall, and city of Columbus officials, who have worked together to begin a much-needed repaving of the mall's parking lot and lanes.

Kathleen Parker: What we will look for Monday night

Posted yesterday in National Columns

It's here, at last. The showdown we've all been waiting for: Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump.

 

Rheta Johnson: Faulkner, chainsaws and magnolias

Posted yesterday in National Columns

The apex of my 40-year journalism career was a telephone interview, strange to say. I combed my curls and dressed up in my best corduroy skirt and blue sweater for that phone chat, wanting to look pretty because of the person on the other end of the line.

 

 

Jamie Stiehm: Waiting for a beautiful new bronze museum to lift us up

Posted yesterday in National Columns

WASHINGTON -- Here we were wishing for something good, to rise above the campaign fray. And then it happened. We will never be the same.

 

Ask Rufus: In 1819 this was Columbus, Alabama

Posted yesterday in Local Columns

In a week the Mississippi Bicentennial Celebration will kick off in Columbus.

 

Our View: 'Tell me a story'

Posted 9/23/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

The Columbus Arts Council opened its fifth edition of Possum Town Tales on Thursday evening and will continue through Sunday.

 

Lynn Spruill: Streets with personality

Posted 9/23/2016 in Local Columns

Starkville has benefited recently from a number of changes to street designs.

 

Voice of the people: Sarah Studdard

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: How Trump wins the debate

Posted 9/23/2016 in National Columns

On one of my first trips to New Hampshire in 1991, to challenge President George H. W. Bush, I ran into Sen. Eugene McCarthy.

 

 

Our View: City officials exercise poor judgment in travel decision

Posted 9/22/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Earlier this month, Columbus Mayor Robert Smith, Police Chief Oscar Lewis and Assistant Police Chief Fred Shelton traveled to Detroit to attend the funeral of the mother of a CPD police lieutenant, spending $4,130.79 of taxpayer money.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Donald Trump is a 'BS artist'

Posted 9/22/2016 in National Columns

We've called him many things. We pundits have overworked our thesauruses and our imaginations to describe Donald Trump.

 

 

Our View: The W's return to athletics

Posted 9/21/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

By this time next year, Mississippi University of Women will literally be back in the game.

 

 

Voice of the people: Jim Dollar

 

 

Voice of the people: Elaine Hegwood

 

 

Kathleen Parker: The Trump letters

Posted 9/21/2016 in National Columns

As the first presidential debate approaches, fists clench, jaws tighten and invectives giggle in anticipation.

 

 

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