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Brenda Caradine: 'Renaissance man'

Kudos to Jan Swoope. What a wonderful article Wednesday about local author Michael Smith's success in the literary world in New York, publication of his latest book and movie deal in the works.

 

 

Our View: Neither responsible nor cool

Posted 4/5/2012 in Dispatch Editorials

Tuesday evening as Aberdeen businessman Jeff Doty was telling Caledonia aldermen he wouldn't be opening Cal-City Grocery because they denied him a variance to sell cold beer, the town was talking about one of its own who had been charged with selling it ... illegally.

 

 

Our View: Acts small and large build community

Posted 4/4/2012 in Dispatch Editorials

If, on this past Saturday afternoon, you had hiked to the Riverwalk to enjoy what was a glorious spring day, you might have been at first surprised by the number of people who seemed to have the same idea.

 

Scott Colom: Death of charter school bill leaves lingering questions

Posted 4/4/2012 in Local Columns

Today's death of the bill to authorize more charter schools in Mississippi means opponents of charter schools may win this year's battle. But, to win the war over education, these opponents must offer a plan to improve public schools in Mississippi. If not, it's only a matter of time before a charter school will be in a school district near them.

 

Voice of the people: Cameron Triplett

In Monday's paper, there was an article by Jim Kuhnhenn of the AP pushing for higher taxes on millionaires.

 

 

Our View: Two towns, two approaches

Posted 4/2/2012 in Dispatch Editorials

Bill Fruth's visit last week sparked a lot of conversation, and that's usually a good thing. Columbus and Starkville seem to both be great in growing- but in two different ways. Perhaps we can each learn something from the other.

 

Shannon Bardwell: Ma'am, pleather is not leather

Posted 4/2/2012 in Local Columns

It's hard to fool a Prairie woman about some things.

The Oldest Buildings in Columbus

Posted 3/31/2012 in Local Columns

I am often asked: "What is the oldest house in the Columbus area?" That of course is an easy question for it is the Cedars, the oldest part of which was probably built around 1818 or 1819.

 

Adele Elliott: In the hood

Posted 3/31/2012 in Local Columns

It is said that clothes make the man. If so, does it also follow that clothing can be a man's undoing?

 

 

Our View: Consider the environmental costs of growth

Posted 3/29/2012 in Dispatch Editorials

Tuesday in his presentation to Columbus-Lowndes Development Link Trust members economic development guru Bill Fruth said something that gave us pause. Fruth was talking about how community attitudes and laws can be a deterrent for new business.

 

 

Voice of the people: Anne Buffington

Celebrate Starkville public schools.

 

 

Our View: The Link charts a course

Posted 3/28/2012 in Dispatch Editorials

Bill Fruth is an economic forecaster, statistician and consultant, who analyzes local economies. He is in town this week talking to us about ours. His numbers tell us one thing we already know: By any measure, Joe Higgins, in his eight years as head of the Columbus-Lowndes Development Link, has amassed an impressive string of economic successes.

 

Possumhaw: Prairie block party

Posted 3/27/2012 in Local Columns

It was spring and I decided to throw a Prairie block party. It is very difficult in the Prairie to know where your block begins and ends so I depended on Sam to identify the neighbors. Regrettably, a few got left out.

 

Our View: Trayvon Martin and John Sanderson

Posted 3/27/2012 in Dispatch Editorials

It was inevitable comparisons would be made. After Saturday's shooting of Mississippi State student John Sanderson, reportedly by one of three black males, local and national commentators immediately began drawing comparisons with the February shooting in Florida of Trayvon Martin, a black teenager. Martin was shot by George Zimmerman, a white neighborhood watch captain.

 

Ask Rufus: The W, 165 years of quality women's education

Posted 3/24/2012 in Local Columns

MUW opened as the Industrial Institute and College in 1885. However, it was not a totally new school as it evolved out of the 1847 Columbus Female Institute which closed in 1884 so that it could be transferred to the state and reopen as a state "girls college" the next year. That would make The W a year older than Ole Miss.

Birney Imes: The Chickenman and his dogs

Posted 3/24/2012 in Local Columns

George Coleman Jr. grew up hunting quail. His father, George Sr., worked for Johnson Tombigbee Furniture, and at times Junior would hunt with the sons of his father's boss, Reau and Scott Berry.

 

Our view: Harsh punishment?

Posted 3/23/2012 in Dispatch Editorials

While we don't condone Pratt's action -- it was illegal, after all -- we agree with the majority of the council, that firing is too harsh a punishment.

 

 

Our view: The first day of spring

Posted 3/22/2012 in Dispatch Editorials

On the first day of spring we watched a man in blue suspenders standing in a bed of pink azaleas roll brown paint on The Old Homestead, the house Rufus and Karen Ward are restoring next to the Episcopal Church.

 

 

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