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Our View: Council should put more effort in board appointments

Posted 6/9/2011 in Dispatch Editorials

It's questionable when any elected official says he made a weighty decision simply because someone asked him nicely.

 

Jay Lacklen: Vacation revelations

Posted 6/7/2011 in Local Columns

A May vacation to Spain via military space-available transportation presented two revelations I had not anticipated or sought. I thought relaxation and sightseeing would be my most stringent tasks, yet events impinged.

 

Birney Imes: A short drive to an earlier time

Posted 6/4/2011 in Dispatch Editorials

By 8:30 Saturday morning Beth and I were coffeed up and headed east on 82. Our destination: Gordo, AL, for the town's annual celebration of the mule and the chicken, Mule Day Chicken Fest.

 

 

Our View: News makes us wonder, are we safe?

Posted 6/2/2011 in Dispatch Editorials

Over in Starkville, they've got the knives out. The city was rocked by two stabbings on Tuesday. The one that caught everyone's attention was the 6 a.m. attempted robbery at Shipley Donuts, which is nestled in a popular, busy strip mall along Highway 12.

 

 

Our opinion: Summer resolutions: Teach the kids, and get out and about

Posted 6/1/2011 in Dispatch Editorials

Summer is here. Inevitably, some of our kids will experience a slide -- and we're not talking about the Slip 'n' Dip.

 

Scott Colom: Keep children active during summer months

Posted 6/1/2011 in Local Columns

Scrolling through the homepage for my Facebook account this morning, a post by Judge Nicole Clinkscales caught my attention.

 

Raymond Gross: Medicare plans

I was a little surprised The Dispatch would publish such an obvious false political statement about Congressman Ryan's proposal to save our Medicare. I'm referring to the Mike Luckovich cartoon, (Thursday, May 26, "Hangover II,") that appeared on the opinion page.

 

 

John Dorroh: Changing rules

It seems that rules and by-laws are changed often here in Columbus when it is going to work to a favored person's advantage. If I am correct, then why does this happen?

 

Birney Imes: Inside the mind of the U.S. Air Force

Posted 5/28/2011 in Local Columns

Each year the U.S. Air Force gathers its best and brightest mid-level officers and sends them to Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, AL., for what is called War College. There for 10 months these future military leaders, most of whom are seasoned warriors, turn their attention from suicide bombers, laser-guided missiles and helicopter rescues to matters of policy.

Ask Rufus: Memorial Day and the legacy of Dr. William Sykes

Posted 5/28/2011 in Local Columns

The death of Dr. William E. Sykes and the love of his family played a major role in the origins of Memorial Day.

Sheila Nasekos: Appreciates Newcomers' Orientation

I just wanted to thank all of the people who made the Newcomers' Orientation such a success.

 

Our opinon: Remember the real meaning of Memorial Day

Posted 5/27/2011 in Dispatch Editorials

But before we set off on our Memorial Day weekend, we should all pause to remember this number: 1,344,000.

 

 

Myra Ford: Remedy for Country Club's financial woes

I saw the article in the paper about the bankruptcy of the Country Club. I had some ideas to cook up some revenue for the club. Right now you are offering $35 for golfing fees.

 

 

Saul Vydas: Visiting the local animal shelter

A row of cages along a wall; Above ground coffins for them all.

 

 

Our View: Freshmen: Choose your major wisely--and buckle down

Posted 5/26/2011 in Dispatch Editorials

A new crop of college graduates is entering the workforce. On their heels are a fresh crop of college freshmen.

 

Scott Colom: Drug court helps taxpayers, society

Posted 5/25/2011 in Local Columns

Last week, Circuit Court Judge Lee Howard presented plans for a drug court in Judicial District 16, which includes Lowndes, Oktibbeha, Noxubee and Clay counties. Drug court allows drug addicts and abusers (not dealers) to receive rehabilitative services instead of prison time.

 

Our View: Search far and wide, not just close to home

Posted 5/25/2011 in Dispatch Editorials

Change is afoot, and Columbus is facing some critical decisions that promise to shape the city, for better or worse, for years to come.

 

 

Pickett Wilson: Feels criticism is misplaced

In recent weeks, I have been the focus of criticism from the public and by the media regarding certain actions taken by the full membership of the Starkville School District Board of Trustees regarding leadership changes for our school system.

 

 

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