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Roses and thorns

Posted 3/19/2016 in Roses & Thorns

A rose to Columbus Ward 1 Councilman Gene Taylor, whose persistence has paid off in repairs at 13 railroad crossing on the Southside.

Ask Rufus: There must have been something in the water

Posted 3/19/2016 in Local Columns

Along the east-facing crest of Pleasant Ridge and the 800 block of Sixth Avenue North in Columbus is one unbelievable neighborhood.

Slimantics: The state flag debate more than ballgames and business prospects

Posted 3/18/2016 in Local Columns

Today, Mississippi State will play host to the first and second rounds of the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament, which prompted a curious reader to call and ask for an explanation.

Lynn Spruill: A no-Wynn approach to industrial development

Posted 3/18/2016 in Local Columns

After three years of watching the Starkville Board of Aldermen, I should be immune to surprises.

 

Voice of the people: Sarah Studdard

 

 

Voice of the people: Judith L. Coleman

 

 

Our View: Spring's arrival should not be ignored

Posted 3/17/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

As we learned in school, the date of the start of the seasons are determined by science.

 

 

Voice of the people: Lynn Fitch

 

 

Voice of the people: Bob Altman

 

 

Froma Harrop: How the West was shunned in primary politics

Posted 3/17/2016 in National Columns

There's a not-insignificant part of the United States known as the West Coast.

 

 

Local voices: Tell the whole story on black World War II veterans

Posted 3/16/2016 in Local Columns

After pacing the floor of my living room, clutching and reading an article by Mr. Rufus Ward in which he paints a vivid picture of the Southern hospitality visited upon the German prisoners of war interned in the camps at Aliceville, Alabama, during World War II, I thought, "Come, come, now Mr. Ward. Why not paint the whole picture, warts and all?"

 

 

Our View: Lady Bulldogs tell the story of the women's game

Posted 3/16/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

There are many differences between men's and women's college basketball, but on almost every level, the gap is closing.

 

 

Susan Estrich: Trump foes should stay off his stage

Posted 3/16/2016 in National Columns

It's not easy to turn Donald Trump into an object of sympathy, but the hotheads disrupting his rallies are pulling it off.

 

 

Our View: Secrecy is the enemy of trust

Posted 3/15/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

On Monday, several media outlets, including The Dispatch, were denied the chance to attend a review of the ballots cast in the Ward 5 city council runoff.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Brownshirts & Republican Wimps

Posted 3/15/2016 in National Columns

Friday evening's Donald Trump rally in Chicago was broken up by a foul-mouthed mob that infiltrated the hall and forced the cancelation of the event to prevent violence and bloodshed.

 

 

Thomas Sowell: Voting at a crossroads

Posted 3/15/2016 in National Columns

It is seldom that the fate of a nation can be traced to what happened on one particular day. But that may be what happens in the United States of America on Tuesday, March 15, 2016.

 

 

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