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Leonard Pitts: This one's for the Charlie Brown kids

Posted 11/13/2015 in National Columns

"You were my little red-headed girl."

 

 

Our View: Police chief search should begin with a public hearing

Posted 11/12/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

With the resignation of Tony Carleton as Columbus Police Chief on Nov. 1, the city will be seeking its fourth "top cop" in eight years, hardly a testament to stability within the department.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: Does anyone really know who Ben Carson is?

Posted 11/12/2015 in National Columns

In the annals of presidential politics, it's hard to recall anyone who has tried so hard to be so ordinary.

 

 

Our View: Veterans Day is a day of gratitude

Posted 11/11/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of November, 1918, the victorious allied forces commemorated the end of World War I with ceremonies in France and England.

 

 

Voice of the people: Lee Roy Lollar, Jr.

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: Clinical trial of I&R's poison pill proves effective

Posted 11/11/2015 in Local Columns

The positive aspect of the Initiative 42 vote, as backers said last week, is that it pushed public education funding into the limelight, if only for a moment.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: African America has promises to keep

Posted 11/11/2015 in National Columns

We are gathered here today not to argue about some policy prescription, nor to excoriate some public figure.

 

 

Our View: At long last, site for new career tech center is chosen

Posted 11/10/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Monday evening, the Lowndes County School District Board of Trustees selected a site for its new career-tech center.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Energy beggars no more

Posted 11/10/2015 in National Columns

The Obama administration has finally passed judgment on the Keystone XL pipeline, and it's a thumbs-down.

 

 

Voice of the people: Mark G. Alexander, Jr.

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: Mississippi's declining prison population

Posted 11/9/2015 in Local Columns

The motivations are different, but the result is the same.

 

Possumhaw: Always alone and looking

Posted 11/9/2015 in Local Columns

Last week, rounding the corner of the porch, I came face to face with a young deer lying in the grass, not 50 feet away. We stared; neither moved. She was lying at the edge of some trees, not hidden, even though the sun had been up for hours.

 

Our View: Recent downtown crimes should not be cause for panic

Posted 11/9/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Over the past five days, reports of an assault on one woman and an armed robbery of two others have touched off a bit of a panic on social media, which may ultimately do more harm than good.

 

Birney Imes: At home in the world

Posted 11/8/2015 in Local Columns

In early January of 2014, Jessica Austin boarded a KLM Royal Dutch Airlines jet in Washington D.C. and flew to Istanbul, Turkey. She knew no one in Istanbul. She did not have a place to stay, nor did she have a job waiting on her.

Ask Rufus: Remembering

Posted 11/8/2015 in Local Columns

Veterans Day is the day set aside to honor the men and women who have served and are serving our county.

 

Rheta Grimsley Johnson: Rodeo and his Kentucky thoroughbreds

Posted 11/7/2015 in National Columns

PARIS, Kentucky -- The smallish Eiffel Tower snug to the chamber of commerce office isn't exactly what put me in mind of the other, more famous, Paris. It was the giant sycamores lining the narrow lanes of this town that did the trick.

 

Kathleen Parker: Jeb Bush, free at last

Posted 11/7/2015 in National Columns

If the truth sets us free, then Bush family members should be warbling from rooftops. At least one Bush, patriarch George H.W. Bush, has been singing his heart out with author Jon Meacham, whose biography of the 41st president will soon be released.

 

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