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Voice of the people: Sanders Weatherby Sr.

This letter is in response to the move to rename Catfish Alley here in Columbus.

 

Possumhaw: Ants in the Prairie

Posted 8/13/2012 in Local Columns

Across the back porch scooted a carpenter ant. You have to wonder how they navigate because they stop, turn left, turn right, back up and then file forward again. Carpenter ants are plentiful right now. Sometimes, if I'm feeling so inclined, I get up and step on them. From the road I look like I'm doing the porch Watusi.

Slimantics: An unanswered prayer ...

Posted 8/10/2012 in Local Columns

It is the custom of the Caledonia Board of Aldermen to begin each of its monthly meetings with an invocation delivered by Town Attorney Jeff Smith. I do not know if Smith tailors the prayer to each month's agenda or if he simply follows a time-honored script, like the Book of Common Prayer, for example.

 

Voice of the people: Nan Lott

In response to Clayallday's online comment, "Crowds flock to Chick-fil-A," in Wednesday's Dispatch, I would ask the writer if he or she has thought about the hundreds of orphanages and schools sponsored by Christians and Christian groups that benefit children dying of AIDS.

 

 

Our view: Simply, Catfish Alley

Posted 8/9/2012 in Dispatch Editorials

On Tuesday, family members of the late Sallie Mae Jones asked the Columbus City Council to change the name of the stretch of Fourth Street between Main Street and College Street to Sallie Mae Jones Catfish Alley.

 

 

Innocence

Posted 8/7/2012 in Local Columns

I suppose that I grew-up in an age of innocence. I was born in 1950 and grew in my naiveté through the years. It was a time when you walked to school and rode the bus to downtown Columbus. Children of my age could go anywhere alone and there would be, surely, someone along the way that knew you or your family and could get you home if you needed their help.

 

 

Our view: Lowndes supes dance delicately with Silicor

Posted 8/7/2012 in Dispatch Editorials

Lowndes County's relationship with Silicor Materials is not unlike that of a level-headed maiden being courted by a worldly suitor: Professions of undying love are all good and well. But at some point, she wants to see a ring.

 

Possumhaw: Down at the farmers' market

Posted 8/6/2012 in Local Columns

If there's anything I hate to kill it's time, but there I was, tooling around waiting for the farmers' market to open so I could buy some of those "sweet-tasting, ugly cantaloupes" advertised by Black Creek Farms.

Slim Smith: Something rotten in Denmark

Posted 8/4/2012 in Local Columns

I have been here only been 60 days, I know, but I am beginning to come to a conclusion: What Columbus lacks is leadership.

 

Cameron Triplett: Fried chicken, gay marriage and Nathan Bedford Forrest

 

 

Our view: A full-time approach to fire protection

Posted 8/3/2012 in Dispatch Editorials

Tuesday's Lowndes County Board of Supervisor was not the first indication that it's time to take a serious look at how the county meets the needs of its residents where fire protection is concerned.

 

Slimantics: Offend mor chikin'

Posted 8/2/2012 in Local Columns

Somewhere above the Manhattan skyline, in one of those towering office buildings that line Madison Avenue, the account executive for the firm that handles the Kentucky Fried Chicken account is getting an earful from his boss.

 

Local voices: Another take on Nathan Bedford Forrest

Posted 8/2/2012 in Local Columns

Napoleon Bonaparte said that history is always written from the view point of the victors.

 

 

Letter to the editor: Miss. should weigh benefits of proposed health care reform

On almost any major economic development project the State considers, a cost-benefit analysis is customarily done to determine whether the proposal will create jobs and makes good economic sense.

 

 

Letter to the editor: Oh my, Cameron Triplett!

Your comment about the Colorado shooting, (The only thing that would have made a big difference is if one or more patrons would have been allowed, by the theater management, to carry legally concealed handguns into the theater.") is absurd beyond belief.

 

 

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