Late Friday morning I happened to be cruising west on Highway 82 out of Columbus when, on the side of the road, I saw a solitary figure with a bag at his feet and his thumb in the air.
The last domino has fallen: West Point has joined Starkville and Columbus in the club of Mississippi cities that allow liquor sales on Sunday.
A Facebook friend made the comment today that with the New Orleans Saints' win in the Super Bowl, the name Drew is sure to take off. Expectant moms and dads everywhere will be looking to impart some Drew Brees magic on their offspring.
I wanted to thank The Dispatch for its coverage of the current Starkville School District uniform debate. It has turned out to be a sensitive issue in the community. I can honestly say, it has made me and many other parents realize we need to be paying better attention to what is happening in our own backyard — and this means attention to bigger issues than uniforms. I thought I was doing enough by helping out in my son’s class when needed, participating in fundraisers, etc., but I was wrong, and I am embarrassed by my lack of involvement.
Mississippi University for Women supporters; New Hope High School junior Meredith Barefield; Columbus Cultural Heritage Foundation; Gen. Joseph Fant; and Kabir Karriem and other organizers of the Seventh Avenue Festival.
Steve Mullen (in his Wednesday column) finds it odd that MUW Alumnae send cakes to Mississippi legislators, and he wonders what the secret ingredient might be.
This is in response to a letter from Raymond Gross that was published in “Voice of the People” on Friday, Jan. 29.
Mr. Gross states that President Obama has frozen the cola increases for Social Security recipients for 2010 and 2011 (Voice of the people, Jan. 29 The worst one-termers). He did not.
Starting this month, the Columbus Police Department is putting a greater emphasis on serving outstanding warrants on subjects who are in violation of the law. This includes the numerous criminal warrants that have not been served and people who are in contempt of court in regard to unpaid fines.
Rep. Gary Chism told a story on a talk radio program a couple months ago, shortly after the governor released his proposed budget that called for The W to merge with Mississippi State University.
In Mein Kamp Hitler demonstrated that he understood the power of the “big lie.” Being more genteel than he, I prefer to call the repetitions, distortions, denials and ad hominem attacks on MUW alumnae who oppose the name change – myths. In the interest of accuracy in journalism, I want to bust a few of those myths.
If the actions of the Senate Universities and Colleges Committee are any indication, the Legislature won’t pursue a name change for Mississippi University for Women this session. A bill that would give the Institute for Higher Learning authority to rename the school and would likely result in a new gender-neutral name died for lack of a motion late Monday afternoon.
A rose to state Sen. Doug Davis, who we expect Monday to bring the MUW name change to committee, and to local leaders who are going to the Capitol to support the measure.
John Cohen is equal parts baseball coach and philosopher. At least that’s the impression I got listening to him speak to the Starkville Rotary Club Monday.
In an effort to make successful students out of all children, the American education system is thwarting and inhibiting the majority of students who must carry the heavy burden of disruptive, malcontented, students who destroy classroom discipline.
Maybe they think they’re protecting themselves. Or perhaps they’ve forgotten they’re managing public funds.
We often find ourselves choosing sides. Dogs or cats. Coke or Pepsi. New Orleans or Indianapolis. Jay or Conan.
There once was the Supreme Court of our land Who pondered free speech with unfair hand.
Regarding your “Local Voices: Surviving the Next Three Months” editorial of Jan. 24, I sent the below e-mail to each/every Mississippi State Senator/Representative who serve on their respective chamber Education committee. I am writing to you today concerning the potential move/merger of the Mississippi School for the Arts [MSA] and the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science [MSMS]. I am writing as (1) a Mississippi resident and constituent, (2) a parent, and (3) a graduate of the Mississippi public school system.
When it comes to Mississippi University for Women and this legislative session, no news is good news. And according to two local legislators, that might well be the case.
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