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Roses and thorns 11-27-11

Posted 11/26/2011 in Roses & Thorns

Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors; Columbus-Lowndes Political Action Committee; Black Friday shoppers; Charles Freeman and design students; Thanksgiving volunteers

 

William Hairston: Takes issue with congressman's remarks

After reading what Republican Congressman Alan Nunnelee said to the Columbus Rotary Club this week (11/22/2011), one wonders if these leaders of ours have ever read a book that wasn't required reading. The case in point here is Nunnelee's belief, and a standard Republican talking point, that "governments do not create jobs" (quoting the news article which presumably quoted him).

 

 

Carl Lee: Thankful for our common values and virtues

 

 

Clinton Graves: Alcohol-cancer connection

 

 

Our View: Thanks for all our reasons to be optimistic

Posted 11/23/2011 in Dispatch Editorials

 

 

Fred Bell: Political signs

The elections are over and as always we have winners and losers. To those who won and will serve our community for the next four years I congratulate you on your victory and wish you well. To those who were defeated I want to thank you for your willingness to serve and hope that this will not discourage you from seeking public office in the future.

 

 

Our View: What if we gave a party and no one came?

Posted 11/22/2011 in Dispatch Editorials

What if there were four guests invited to this party, and three of them had to travel long distances at their own expense? Not to run this analogy into the ground, but what if only one of the guests can be assured of having a good time at this party?

 

 

Adele Elliott: The children's hour

Posted 11/19/2011 in Local Columns

 

 

Our View: A new president for The W

Posted 11/18/2011 in Dispatch Editorials

Her eyes were nothing like the sun. The roses had faded from her cheeks. But for time and place, two years ago, Mississippi University for Women could have been the not-so-fair maiden of a Shakespearean sonnet.

 

 

Our View: The new CVB

Posted 11/17/2011 in Dispatch Editorials

Over the past several months, dark clouds have loomed over the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau. We've taken the board to task on multiple occasions, questioning their transparency, the manner in which they selected their director and the lack of a clearly articulated mission.

 

 

Our view: Saint Alma

Posted 11/16/2011 in Dispatch Editorials

It was what every parent would want a school to be.

 

The future of the MS Democratic Party

Posted 11/16/2011 in Local Columns

The Democrat Party's historical defeat in Tuesday's election was a long time coming. It started in 1964 when Sen. Barry Goldwater became the first Republican presidential candidate to win Mississippi since Reconstruction. Then, in 1978, Senator Thad Cochran became the first Republican elected statewide in over a century. It took another 13 years for Kirk Fordice to become the first Republican elected Governor.

Birney Imes: Life under the big top

Posted 11/16/2011 in Local Columns

The only thing missing from Tuesday night's Columbus City Council meeting was the girl in sequins with the elephants.

 

Our View: One who served

Posted 11/15/2011 in Dispatch Editorials

On Nov. 7, an American hero died. In the heyday of The Greatest Generation, we knew what heroes were. We knew what service was. Priorities were different. Times were simpler. Choices were clear.

 

Birney Imes: The Hitching Lot Saturday morning

Posted 11/12/2011 in Local Columns

Gwen Gouveia's earliest childhood memories are of light bulbs darkened with shoe polish, lowered green window shades and the cold dampness of the dirt floor of a bomb shelter. Gouveia -- the name is Portuguese -- was 15 months old and in her high chair when the Japanese surprised her hometown on that Sunday morning in 1941.

 

Deborah Miller McGahee: Vets deserve better

 

Democracy in plain view

Posted 11/9/2011 in Local Columns

On the second floor of the Lowndes courthouse, there is a room where on election night candidates gather with their family and supporters, media and political junkies to watch returns as they come in.

 

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