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Charlie Mitchell: Feds have kept Mississippi afloat

Posted 12/9/2011 in Local Columns

OXFORD -- A problem for Gov.-elect Phil Bryant is this: If the federal government adopts his self-professed "tight-fisted" fiscal style, Mississippi will go belly up. In an instant.

 

 

Joe Dillon: Police chief interviews

The televised interviews for the position of Columbus police chief will be rebroadcast on Channel 3 on CableOne the next three nights beginning at 6.

 

 

Erma Sanders: Wonderful experience

Listening to the interviews for police chief of Columbus was such a wonderful experience.

 

 

Gary Holtman: Retirement funds

 

 

Our View: A fearless and selfless leader

Posted 12/8/2011 in Dispatch Editorials

Allegra Brigham is a modern-day Deborah. While she is no prophetess (to our knowledge), she delivered her alma mater from near implosion. Brigham re-embraced the disenfranchised former MUW Alumnae Association, restoring unity to a divided house

 

 

Our View: Time to tune in

Posted 12/7/2011 in Dispatch Editorials

In the spirit of openness the city turned to the public for help in its search for a new police chief.

 

Scott Colom: A children's museum

Posted 12/7/2011 in Local Columns

During a recent conversation with a friend about the Columbus Visitors' Bureau, an idea for a new project for the CVB came to us. The discussion started because we, like many, have been surprised by the numerous controversies surrounding the CVB this year.

 

Ann Sparkman: Remembering Pearl Harbor

I would like a Rose to The Dispatch for featuring the Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7th story.

 

 

John Dorrah: Impressed with school, students and faculty

My part-time job as educational consultant in several states lets me see and experience every type of teaching situation imaginable. Often it's not so good. Oh, the stories I could tell.

 

Shannon Bardwell: Prairie enterprise

Posted 12/6/2011 in Local Columns

Popping the top of the cooler, Sam showed off a mess of nice size crappie. Sam counts the number that he keeps and I count the number of fillets they will make. With his haul, he had something else, mahogany colored nuts; some still in a soft puffy shell.

 

Taxpayers to foot the bill for Allgood and Howard's mistakes

Posted 12/6/2011 in Dispatch Editorials

Brian Holliman will get a new trial. And we get to pay for it.

 

 

Our View: Starkville and EMCC playing for championships; we wish them well

Posted 12/2/2011 in Dispatch Editorials

By Saturday night, the entire state will feel the sting of the Yellow Jackets. And Arizona will know why the Lion is the king.

 

 

Peter Imes: Joining the conversation now much easier

Posted 12/2/2011 in Local Columns

The Dispatch's website, cdispatch.com, has long encouraged online readers to leave comments at the bottom of each article. Though the paper still receives some letters to the editor by mail, most people now either email letters to us or simply post a comment at the end of a story.

 

 

Our View: Welcome aboard, Dr. Borsig

Posted 12/1/2011 in Dispatch Editorials

Wednesday was quite a party for Mississippi University for Women.

 

 

Steve Ellis: Peanut butter (and life) for the children of Haiti

I would like to challenge every parent or grandparent in the Golden Triangle to look deeply into the eyes of their children and grandchildren.

 

 

Our View: Help Wanted

Posted 11/30/2011 in Dispatch Editorials

We are a community of interims. Columbus has an interim police chief, university president and school superintendent. Starkville also has an interim superintendent of education. Today, we expect Mississippi University for Women to be the first of these ships to name a full-time captain.

 

 

Our View: The enemy is us* (and Congress)

Posted 11/29/2011 in Dispatch Editorials

Pizza is a vegetable. (Thank you, Congress.) And if your child gets too fat, he or she might end up a ward of the state. (Thank you, state of Ohio.)

 

 

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