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Voice of the people: Lynn Taylor

 

 

Our view: The curb appeal of Highway 45

Posted 9/11/2012 in Dispatch Editorials

Realtors call it curb appeal, and they will tell you that without it, selling a property is a difficult task.

 

 

Voice of the people: Cameron Triplett

 

 

Voice of the people: Harvey Myrick

 

Possumhaw: Waiting and watching ...

Posted 9/10/2012 in Local Columns

Last night just as we sat down to eat Sam pointed and said, "Three deer just stepped out from the trees."

Ask Rufus: Bear-hunting ... with a knife?

Posted 9/8/2012 in Local Columns

By Friday night I still had not decided what would be the subject of my column today. So for inspiration Karen and I walked down to the Stella Shouting Contest. It was a lot of fun, but not particularly inspirational for a history column.

Birney Imes: Trashy

Posted 9/8/2012 in Local Columns

My friends began to call me "Mr. Ecology." I got the message quick.

 

Suspensions excessive in case of firefighters, police officer

Posted 9/6/2012 in Dispatch Editorials

During Tuesday's meeting, the Columbus City Council approved recommended 30-day suspensions of two firefighters and a police officer for "liking" a controversial Facebook post made by another Columbus firefighter, who has since resigned in the wake of the incident.

 

 

Voice of the people: Bob Raymond

I had to write to encourage everyone in Columbus to go see "The Rose Tattoo" during The Tennessee Williams Tribute this week.

 

Possumhaw: Bodock and horse apples

Posted 9/4/2012 in Local Columns

In the deep ditches beside the road are several large green balls. They look like bowling balls in a gutter lane of a bowling alley.

Ask Rufus: Columbus was booming in the 80s

Posted 9/1/2012 in Local Columns

The Civil War and its aftermath brought hard economic times to Columbus, but by the 1870s businesses were beginning to rebound. There were still economic setbacks, like the failed Memphis, Holly Springs, Okolona and Selma Railroad that was promoted by Nathan Bedford Forrest and attracted many Columbus investors.

Calling them as he sees 'em for more than 30 years

Posted 8/31/2012 in Local Columns

Stan Murray spoke Thursday at the weekly meeting of The Exchange Club of Columbus. At 59, he maintains the lean, athletic build of the college athlete he once was -- he played football at Mississippi State in the early 1970s.

 

Our view: Zero tolerance or zero attendance?

Posted 8/30/2012 in Dispatch Editorials

Columbus Municipal School District officials released a series of "zero tolerance'' rules concerning fan behavior this week in response to some altercations that occurred during Columbus High's Aug. 17 home game against Aberdeen.

 

 

Voice of the people: Cameron Triplett

The current education system was set up 300 years ago, and it fit the country well then, but no longer.

 

 

Voice of the people: Laura Jones Chalmers

When the Jones Family began the venture of renaming the block of Fourth Street South located between College Street and Main Street known as "Catfish Alley," 1,500 signatures were gathered in favor of the name change. Support of the name change included tenants on Fourth Street South.

 

 

Our view: When a child is sexually assaulted ...

Posted 8/28/2012 in Dispatch Editorials

Last week, a Lowndes County jury found Columbus businessman Benny Shelton guilty of sexual assault of a minor. The details of the case are -- quite naturally -- disturbing. And so was the conduct of Junior Eads, pastor of Eastview Baptist Church.

 

Possumhaw: Learning to see

Posted 8/27/2012 in Local Columns

Morning brought a cotton tail bunny. He didn't stay long but hopped away into a thicket while, nearby, a green heron perched on the dock.

 

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