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Our view: Confederate Memorial Day?

Posted 5/2/2012 in Dispatch Editorials

Chances are unless you had a driver's license to renew, you had no idea Monday was Confederate Memorial Day.

 

 

Shannon Bardwell: My little chickadees

Posted 5/1/2012 in Local Columns

If we could all be chickadees, we'd all be skinny and plum tuckered out.

 

Shannon Bardwell: Passing time in the Prairie

Posted 5/1/2012 in Local Columns

When I stop by Lenora's house she offers some exquisite pastry she or daughter Emma just made, served with a cup of tea steeped in silken bags. When she comes to my house, it's a cup of Folgers decaf and a granola bar.

Shannon Bardwell: Second Samuel

Posted 5/1/2012 in Local Columns

"What did you think of the play?" Pamela Parker, the playwright asked I knew exactly what I thought of the play but I thought better of saying so.

 

Our view: Abortion debate a moot point

Posted 4/27/2012 in Dispatch Editorials

Good for Hob Bryan. Rather than let a politically popular bill onto the Senate floor sure to be ruled unconstitutional, the Amory senator Thursday refused to let the bill out of the committee he chairs.

 

 

Voice of the people: Gary Holtman

There has been a big hullabaloo in the news lately about the Secret Service agents and their liaisons with prostitutes in a foreign country. These people are supposed to be well-educated and intelligent, even before being educated.

 

 

Our view: Hazing, a dangerous and demeaning ritual

Posted 4/26/2012 in Dispatch Editorials

There is a movement afoot -- at least in the Northeast -- to end hazing on college campuses, and we think it's long overdue.

 

 

A letter from the chief

To the Citizens of Columbus: I am humbled by the honor to lead one of the best and brightest police departments in the State of Mississippi. Anyone who reads the paper and sees the news shouldn't be surprised that our department has been tested and criticized in recent months.

 

My take: St. John reappears as political gadfly

Posted 4/25/2012 in Local Columns

I'll admit it. When I first heard St. John was starting a newspaper, I was skeptical.

 

Our view: School superintendent decision will have lasting impact

Posted 4/25/2012 in Dispatch Editorials

Tomorrow the Columbus School Board will discuss their search for a superintendent, something they've been doing for more than a year now.

 

 

Voice of the people: Ben C. Toledano

Letter to the Editor: Takes issue with columnist's assertions on race

 

 

Our view: Earth Day

Posted 4/20/2012 in Dispatch Editorials

Sunday is Earth Day, or as the United Nations deemed in 2009, International Mother Earth Day.

 

My take: My dad's new idea

Posted 4/18/2012 in Local Columns

Anyone who knows my father knows he's a man of ideas.

 

Our View: The power of the spoken word

Posted 4/17/2012 in Dispatch Editorials

Of the courses we wish we had taken in high school and didn't, speech ranks high on the list.

 

Birney Imes: Street-front gardens offer drive-by delights

Posted 4/14/2012 in Local Columns

Our early spring has gardeners in a feeding frenzy. Go to any garden center and see for yourself. Friday, at a local nursery, I saw a woman wearing a T-shirt that read, "Will Garden for Food."

 

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