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Our View: Relationships are key to fighting crime

Posted 8/3/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Tuesday, the Columbus Police Department held its annual "Night Out Against Crime," with officers fanning out across the city to mix and mingle with residents in seven neighborhoods.



Voice of the people: Bob Raymond



Voice of the people: Cameron Triplett



Leonard Pitts: Open letter to the Republican Party

Posted 8/3/2016 in National Columns

Dear Republican Party: Congratulations. By now, one thing is beyond dispute: You have produced a candidate for the ages.


Slimantics: Mississippi goes blue, pigs fly

Posted 8/2/2016 in Local Columns

It is one of those thoughts that intrudes unexpectedly, one you quickly dismiss and are almost embarrassed to speak aloud. It's crazy, you say.


Voice of the people: Emily Rogers



Patrick Buchanan: Is Trump the peace candidate?

Posted 8/2/2016 in National Columns

With Democrats howling that Vladimir Putin hacked into and leaked those 19,000 DNC emails to help Trump, the Donald had a brainstorm: Maybe the Russians can retrieve Hillary Clinton's lost emails. Not funny, and close to "treasonous," came the shocked cry.


Possumhaw: What would Momma eat?

Posted 8/1/2016 in Local Columns

There's a lot of eating plans circling around these days with names like "What would Jesus eat," aka the Mediterranean diet, the Paleo diet, aka "What would a caveman eat," and all the vegan and vegetarian diets built on what not to let-ever-cross-your-lips diets.


Kathleen Parker: The GOP is becoming the party of exclusion. Who wants to be a part of that?

Posted 8/1/2016 in National Columns

A longtime Republican friend texted just as the Democratic National Convention was burying itself in balloons: "I'm sorry," she said, "I'm a Democrat."



Letter to the editor 7/31/16

Teacher shortage puts children's future at risk


Partial to Home: Snake handling trumps political speeches at fair

Posted 7/30/2016 in Local Columns

NESHOBA COUNTY FAIR, THURSDAY -- Phil Bryant is on stage talking about Tuesday at the fair with his new friend, "Don Trump," the candidate's son.

Roses and thorns 7/31/16

Posted 7/30/2016 in Roses & Thorns

A rose to photographer and Columbus native Jess Fielder for her recent photo shoot, which encourages women to cultivate a positive self-image in a society where many girls and women feel the burden of "body shaming."

Patrick Buchanan: Philadelphia Vs. Cleveland: Divided we stand

Posted 7/30/2016 in National Columns

Wednesday was the best night of Hillary Clinton's campaign. Joe Biden, Tim Kaine and Barack Obama testified to her greatness and goodness and readiness to be president. And all saw in the Republican Convention in Cleveland a festival of darkness and dystopia.

Jamie Stiehm: Pursuing happiness in Philadelphia

Posted 7/30/2016 in National Columns

Philadelphia -- Few in the Democratic Convention multitude knew, but Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love is known for Sisterly Affection.

Ask Rufus: Looping The Island

Posted 7/30/2016 in Local Columns

Late one recent afternoon, Karen and I joined Stuart and Kallie Phillips on their boat to make a loop around The Island across from Columbus.

Slimantics: Opposite ends of the pool

Posted 7/29/2016 in Local Columns

As best I can estimate, I was about 10 years old when the biggest thing ever to come to East Tupelo arrived -- a public swimming pool.

Lynn Spruill: With parks' plan, city needs to go more than half-way

Posted 7/29/2016 in Local Columns

Two of the best decisions made during this term of the Board of Aldermen had to do with the city's parks.


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