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Scott Colom: Omnova sale bad sign for unions

Posted 12/21/2011 in Dispatch Editorials

Trying to find a union in Mississippi is a lot like trying to find an animal on the endangered species list; the more time passes the harder they are to locate. And, with the recent news that Omnova Solutions Inc. sold its manufacturing operations and plans to cease manufacturing at its Columbus plant, unions may have inadvertently made it more difficult to remove themselves from the endangered list.

 

 

Our View: A new facility to treat an old malady

Posted 12/21/2011 in Dispatch Editorials

Baptist Memorial Health Care has been a good neighbor. In 2006, Baptist purchased Columbus' hospital from Lowndes County for $30 million. In return, Baptist officials also promised to invest $40 million in the hospital over the coming decade.

 

 

Our View: Board appointments merit more discussion

Posted 12/20/2011 in Dispatch Editorials

A tremendous amount of the public's work is done by boards comprised of volunteers. All too often appointments to those boards are made with little discussion or publicity.

 

Roses and thorns: 12/18/11

Posted 12/17/2011 in Roses & Thorns

A rose to the cheerful horde of volunteers, organizers and donors who Saturday prepared and delivered 5,000 meals in what has been dubbed the Celebration of Hope outreach.

Birney Imes: Cars and cell phones

Posted 12/17/2011 in Local Columns

While it may be a little early to be thinking about resolutions for 2012, it's past time we consider the relationship between cell phones and driving.

Shannon Bardwell: A wishbone Christmas

Posted 12/14/2011 in Local Columns

This will be a different Christmas. For one, the traditional 20-foot tree will become a ghost of Christmas past. Each year we have trekked over hill and dell, through the mud and briars, to find the perfect tree. The tree was hoisted over barbed-wire fences, through a ditch or two and tugged onto the brush trailer.

 

Our view: Hallelujah!

Posted 12/14/2011 in Dispatch Editorials

 

 

Our view: Lessons learned

Posted 12/13/2011 in Dispatch Editorials

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: Feds have kept Mississippi afloat

Posted 12/9/2011 in Local Columns

OXFORD -- A problem for Gov.-elect Phil Bryant is this: If the federal government adopts his self-professed "tight-fisted" fiscal style, Mississippi will go belly up. In an instant.

 

 

Joe Dillon: Police chief interviews

The televised interviews for the position of Columbus police chief will be rebroadcast on Channel 3 on CableOne the next three nights beginning at 6.

 

 

Erma Sanders: Wonderful experience

Listening to the interviews for police chief of Columbus was such a wonderful experience.

 

 

Gary Holtman: Retirement funds

 

 

Our View: A fearless and selfless leader

Posted 12/8/2011 in Dispatch Editorials

Allegra Brigham is a modern-day Deborah. While she is no prophetess (to our knowledge), she delivered her alma mater from near implosion. Brigham re-embraced the disenfranchised former MUW Alumnae Association, restoring unity to a divided house

 

 

Our View: Time to tune in

Posted 12/7/2011 in Dispatch Editorials

In the spirit of openness the city turned to the public for help in its search for a new police chief.

 

Scott Colom: A children's museum

Posted 12/7/2011 in Local Columns

During a recent conversation with a friend about the Columbus Visitors' Bureau, an idea for a new project for the CVB came to us. The discussion started because we, like many, have been surprised by the numerous controversies surrounding the CVB this year.

 

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