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Ask Rufus: A birthday ball

Posted 9/19/2015 in Local Columns

The U.S. Air Force has turned 68 but its roots in the Golden Triangle run much deeper.

Partial to Home: Breakfast with Miss Doris

Posted 9/19/2015 in Local Columns

Six days a week Doris Martin rises at 3 a.m., dresses and makes the five-minute drive from her home on Buck Egger Road in Caledonia to the Cal-Kola Express, a convenience store/gas station on Highway 45 not far from Columbus Air Force Base. Martin arrives shortly after 4.

 

Other Editors: MSU expanding entrepreneurial culture in state

Posted 9/19/2015 in National Columns

Mississippi State University's Entrepreneurship Center, which helps make start-up business goals into realities, will move in late November to new quarters in McCool Hall in the heart of the Starkville campus.

 

 

Susan Estrich: Planned Parenthood politics

Posted 9/19/2015 in National Columns

It wasn't just the Republican candidates who, with one exception, went out of their ways to outdo one another in their condemnation of an organization that is the sole provider of basic gynecological, obstetric and preventative care services to millions of American men and women.

 

Leonard Pitts: Case of Ahmed shows we're not a brave nation

Posted 9/19/2015 in National Columns

America is not a brave nation. Yes, that's a heretical thing to say. Yes, our military is the world's finest and our servicewomen and men provide daily examples of incontestable courage.

 

Rheta Johnson: Big rig democrat is stunning

Posted 9/19/2015 in National Columns

The New York Times says that the choice of a bona fide working man as the Democratic nominee for Mississippi governor "illustrates to some degree the forlorn state of affairs for Democrats in the South."

 

 

Our View: Where is the urgency now?

Posted 9/18/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

"It is an urgent matter."

 

 

Voice of the people: Lee Roy Lollar Jr.

 

Lynn Spruill: Budgetary ESP

Posted 9/18/2015 in Local Columns

I don't know what got into the water this year that both the county and the city were secretive about the budget numbers they were developing.

 

Leonard Pitts: No accountability for take-down of James Blake

Posted 9/18/2015 in National Columns

He was not a terrorist with a dirty bomb in his suitcase. He was not a stalker with a Glock in his fist. He was not even a mugger with a switchblade in his pocket.

 

Slimantics: Taxpayers are losers in E911 funding shell game

Posted 9/17/2015 in Local Columns

Wednesday in Starkville, a group of local emergency management officials met to hear from Bob Wedgeworth, president of the Mississippi Civil Defense Emergency Managers Association (MCDEMA) discuss the group's legislative agenda.

 

Thomas Sowell: Opportunity versus outcomes

Posted 9/17/2015 in National Columns

A hostile review of my new book -- "Wealth, Poverty and Politics" -- said, "there is apparently no level of inequality of income or opportunity that Thomas Sowell would consider unacceptable."

 

 

Our View: While improving, student participation in WorkKeys test needs more encouragement

Posted 9/16/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

It used to be that what distinguished a "good job" from all the rest was based on when you showered: The person with the good job showered before work; all the others showered after work.

 

 

Voice of the people: Andre Deforrest Roberts

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Purging America's heroes

Posted 9/16/2015 in National Columns

With that kumbayah moment at the Capitol in South Carolina, when the Battle Flag of the Confederacy was lowered forever to the cheers and tears of all, a purgation of the detestable relics of evil that permeate American public life began.

 

 

Our View: Selection process casts pall over judge appointment

Posted 9/15/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

The Columbus city council is expected to appoint a new municipal judge tonight.

 

 

Voice of the people: Cameron Triplett

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: Could state finally be serious about learning to read?

Posted 9/15/2015 in Local Columns

A well-worn adage in education circles is that children must learn to read in grades one-three because afterward they must read to learn.

 

 

Susan Estrich: The lesson of Kim Davis

Posted 9/14/2015 in National Columns

Raising her arms in a sign of victory, Kim Davis -- the now-famous Kentucky clerk who was jailed for contempt when she refused to obey a court order that she (and every clerk in the state) issue licenses to same-sex couples -- was released from jail this week.

 

 

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