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Rheta Johnson: Faulkner, chainsaws and magnolias

Posted 9/24/2016 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 9/24/2016 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 9/24/2016 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.

 

 

Our View: The openness of government is at question

Posted 9/20/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Over the past two years the media and members of the public have multiple times filed open meetings complaints against public bodies in this state.

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: PEER's mission not a priority for Lt. Gov. Reeves?

Posted 9/20/2016 in Local Columns

A long time ago in a galaxy far away ... No. Let's leave "Star Wars" out of this. But there was a time -- and it does seem long ago -- when the Mississippi Legislature enacted a bevy of "good government" initiatives to help it do its job better.

 

 

Froma Harrop: New Yorkers walk past political bluster over bombing

Posted 9/20/2016 in National Columns

The explosives going off in the dumpster in the Manhattan neighborhood of Chelsea was not a major terrorist event -- except on the TV news channels.

 

 

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