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Our View: 'Hiedi no' for Hiedi Ho

Posted 1/15/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Figures compiled by the Columbus Police Department revealed 28 police incident reports at Club Hiedi Ho in 2014.



Voice of the people: Cameron Triplett



Voice of the people: Chris Gottbrath


Slimantics: Why we can't bring ourselves to hate moonshiners

Posted 1/14/2015 in Local Columns

Monday, the Monroe County Sheriff's Department executed a search warrant which resulted in the confiscation of an undisclosed number of gallons of moonshine.


Dana Milbank: Conservatives find their inner Francophiles

Posted 1/14/2015 in National Columns

There is a certain je ne sais quoi in conservatives' criticism of the Obama administration over last week's terrorist attack in France.



Our View: Textbook fiasco draws to a close

Posted 1/13/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Monday night, the Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees got the final tally of what it cost the district to replace one set of new textbooks for another.



David Owen: One reader's take on the day's news

Posted 1/13/2015 in Local Columns

I read with interest the several stories in the Jan. 11, 2015, Dispatch, with an eye towards our state's education.



Froma Harrop: License plates are not bumper stickers

Posted 1/13/2015 in National Columns

A group called the Sons of Confederate Veterans has asked Texas to issue a license plate featuring the Confederate battle flag.


Possumhaw: Winter of my contentment

Posted 1/12/2015 in Local Columns

Last week was a cold one. We spent much time glued to the digital thermometer and calling out temperatures to the household.

Dana Milbank: Episode shows how far we've come

Posted 1/12/2015 in National Columns

I like a feeding frenzy as much as the next shark. But I can't get a taste for Rep. Steve Scalise's blood. The Louisiana Republican, newly elected No. 3 in the House leadership, was recently discovered to have spoken to a group of white supremacists. Democrats see his offense as a scandal to be exploited.

Ask Rufus: A bicentennial with Miss. connections

Posted 1/10/2015 in Local Columns

Last week saw another bicentennial event with links to Mississippi.

Birney Imes: Under the night sky

Posted 1/10/2015 in Local Columns

More than one person said they thought UFOs were descending on Columbus Thursday night when they saw the Chinese lanterns wafting their way north along Highway 45.


Voice of the people: Textbook issue remains unresolved in this reader's mind



Kathleen Parker: Al Sharpton's ace card

Posted 1/10/2015 in National Columns

Recent events from Ferguson, Mo., to Staten Island might prompt an observer to infer that American cops are racist and that a bigoted white populace tolerates unnecessary lethal force against minorities. One might also conclude that the United States has a hearty appetite for the carnival barker, the jester, the rabble-rouser, the race-baiter and, lest we leave anyone out, the performance-activist who pretends to be a newsman while fomenting unrest that only he can quell.



Our View: Certain inalienable rights ...

Posted 1/9/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

The continuing controversy over the city of Starkville's polices regarding its LGBT residents touches on a subject that goes far beyond the city.


Lynn Spruill: The hobgoblins of consistency and transparency

Posted 1/9/2015 in Local Columns

There is a reason the general public has such a dim view of politicians.


Tom Plate: The 'mad men' of journalism

Posted 1/9/2015 in National Columns

As the editor in charge of the opinion pages of newspapers in New York and Los Angeles, what was the hardest part of my job?



Our View: Starkville's shameful treatment of LGBTs

Posted 1/8/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

For a full year now, the Starkville Board of Aldermen have been going back and forth on policies which affect the city's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.



Our View: A new era for the Trotter

Posted 1/8/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

The Trotter Convention Center will soon be open for business.



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