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Wyatt Emmerich: Hottest place on earth

Posted 8/17/2015 in Local Columns

As I write this, my weather app tells me the heat index is 110 degrees. These are the dog days of summer.

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: Money is only part of the solution

Posted 8/17/2015 in Local Columns

Every day, Eddie went to his kitchen, got the jelly and peanut butter from the shelf and sat down to fix himself a sandwich.

 

Ask Rufus: Early Columbus churches

Posted 8/15/2015 in Local Columns

Last week I spoke about the history of Columbus to a large group of sixth graders at Heritage Academy. It's always interesting to see what questions are on the minds of young people.

Birney Imes: Cameras I have owned (and loved)

Posted 8/15/2015 in Local Columns

Lately, I've been thinking about buying a digital camera, one with professional features. While I've taken plenty of pictures with point-and-shoot digitals, I've yet to fully embrace the trend that almost overnight relegated film to the same status as record albums.

 

Rheta Grimsley Johnson: A Thelma and Louise story (kinda)

Posted 8/15/2015 in National Columns

You should know that I have this thing about long road trips with a turnaround planned but not realized until there are a lot of detours and meanderings and good music that doesn't require a ticket. I'm overdue.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: Time to think: August in Washington

Posted 8/15/2015 in National Columns

It is that sane and glorious time when the nation's capital dispenses its human cargo to places of origin and locations of respite. "I don't know why everyone leaves," I remarked to my neighbor. "There's so much great parking." (Don't muddle; it's a joke.) There is, indeed, great parking, as well as less traffic. With the political contingent largely gone, the Hill is as quiet as a morning after and "normal" people are dining out.

 

Patrick Buchanan: GOP elites call for purge of Trump

Posted 8/15/2015 in National Columns

In the Cleveland debate, Donald Trump refused to commit to support whomever the Republican Party nominates in 2016. Trump would be wise to maintain his freedom of action. For there is a plot afoot in The Washington Post Conservative Club to purge Trump from the Republican Party before the primaries begin.

 

Our View: Miss. should not fight challenge to its ban on same-sex adoptions

Posted 8/14/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Wednesday, the LGBT advocacy group Campaign for Southern Equality filed suit against the state of Mississippi challenging the state law that prohibits same-sex couples from adopting children.

 

 

Voice of the people: Emily Rogers

 

Lynn Spruill: An evening at justice court

Posted 8/14/2015 in Local Columns

During one of the recent citizen forum nights for justice court judge candidates, Judge William "Tony" Boykin, currently a sitting justice court judge for District 1 in Oktibbeha County, invited the audience to attend a court proceeding to see how justice is dispensed in the "peoples' court."

 

Our View: County's interest in Lee Middle School presents conundrum

Posted 8/13/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Four more than four years now, the Columbus Municipal School District has been trying to sell the 96,350-square-foot Lee Middle School property.

 

 

Mary Sanchez: The phony, unprincipled war on Planned Parenthood

Posted 8/13/2015 in National Columns

With one careless comment, Jeb Bush revealed a fundamentally indifferent attitude toward half the U.S. electorate.

 

 

Our View: Muslim population should not be subject of unfair speculation

Posted 8/12/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

In the immediate aftermath of Saturday's arrest of two former Mississippi State students who the FBI says were trying to leave the U.S. to join The Islamic State in Syria, there have been some who have turned a suspicious eye to the parents of the two young suspects as well as the Islamic Center of Mississippi, located just off the MSU campus, and the large Muslim student population at the university.

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: 'App' displays new, layered approach to storytelling

Posted 8/12/2015 in Local Columns

As the wind and rain of Hurricane Katrina started to subside, newspaper publishers all across Mississippi were scrambling.

 

Froma Harrop: Get government out of marriage altogether

Posted 8/12/2015 in Local Columns

When the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states must recognize same-sex marriages, dissenting Chief Justice John Roberts wondered whether polygamy will be next.

Slimantics: The inalterable tide of LGBT acceptance

Posted 8/11/2015 in Local Columns

The gay marriage movement might be considered an "overnight success,'' based on how quickly it evolved from a idea even some gay people weren't sure about to the law of the land.

 

Voice of the people: Robert Butts

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Taking down The Donald

Posted 8/11/2015 in National Columns

If his Republican opponents will not take down Donald Trump, Fox News will not only show them how it is done. Fox News will do the job for them.

 

Possumhaw: An odd August

Posted 8/10/2015 in Local Columns

August is always a hot one, but this one ... days upon days of "feels like" 100 degrees. A walk through the grass is like stepping on cornflakes; the blades of grass are drawn up slim as needles.

 

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