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Charlie Mitchell: Importing college students is also a growth industry

Posted 9/6/2016 in Local Columns

For every person who left this state in search of higher education last fall, more than five from other states enrolled at a Mississippi public university.

 

Partial to Home: A beige Corvette

Posted 9/3/2016 in Local Columns

Wednesday afternoon, as my grandson and I waited on milkshakes at Jack's, a man walked up and started telling us about his '61 Corvette.

Ask Rufus: At the prairie's edge

Posted 9/3/2016 in Local Columns

Friday I attended the opening of the Mossy Oak Golf Course. Though not having played golf in years, I have been interested in the Mossy Oak course because it is a links course returning to golf's Scottish heritage. It is an absolutely beautiful course planted with native prairie grasses, and the roughs filled with prairie wild flowers. Except for greens and sand traps, the landscape was basically unaltered.

 

Froma Harrop: Main street shopping and the Internet

Posted 9/3/2016 in National Columns

Walmart is seeing the future, and the future isn't more shoppers driving through stop-and-go traffic to big boxes at the edge of town. It's online shopping. The giant retailer plans to plunk down a princely $3.3 billion for Jet.com, an e-commerce company. Using the same crystal ball, Macy's says it will close at least 100 stores, many in malls that have seen better days.

 

Jamie Stiehm: Political hurricanes and a quarterback tempest

Posted 9/3/2016 in National Columns

Summer's lease hath all too short a date, Shakespeare says. But the Bard died 400 years ago and never saw the burning summer of 2016.

 

Rheta Grimsley Johnson: A dangerous place to travel

Posted 9/3/2016 in National Columns

It was a story in USA Today with a big, inky headline that caught my eye: "OVERSEAS WARNINGS ABOUT TRAVEL TO USA COULD HURT TOURISM."

 

Slimantics: A highly questionable debut for Bulldogs

Posted 9/3/2016 in Local Columns

Saturday, Mississippi State fans were reminded of the memorable words from our Founding Document: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal -- except in football. We're definitely not saying that."

Slimantics: Gator hunters miss the 'larger' point

Posted 9/2/2016 in Local Columns

It's alligator season in Mississippi and I have a "large" problem with that.

Lynn Spruill: Paying for the future now

Posted 9/2/2016 in Local Columns

A down payment on our future.

 

Patrick Buchanan: Conquistador Trump

Posted 9/2/2016 in National Columns

In accepting the invitation of President Enrique Pena Nieto to fly to Mexico City, the Donald was taking a major risk.

 

Home Base: Take time to remember before it's too late

Posted 9/1/2016 in Local Columns

A soldier stood alone among headstones in a south Arkansas cemetery playing "Taps" on Saturday, while another waited by an American flag-draped casket that sat in front of a mourning family.

 

Kathleen Parker: Trump can't fake love of 'the blacks'

Posted 9/1/2016 in National Columns

When Donald Trump says he has a great relationship with "the Blacks," I wonder if he also gets along well with the Smiths. We know he's tight with the Whites.

 

 

Our View: Leaders and followers

Posted 8/31/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

In non-maritime references, the word "flagship" is used to describe one of a group of things which is recognized for its leadership qualities.

 

 

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