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Voice of the people: Bobbie Jones

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: Student loan debt shows no hint of a slowdown

Posted 6/24/2015 in Local Columns

In two years, Mississippi has moved from 29th place to 19th, but it isn't good news. The ranking is for average debt of people who leave college with a bachelor's degree and student loans to repay.

 

Our View: Our flag should change

Posted 6/23/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Mississippi should change its flag. For more than a decade now our state has been the only former member of the Confederate States of America to incorporate that short-lived nation's battle flag into its state flag.

 

Local voices: Bearing arms: Militias and individuals

Posted 6/23/2015 in Local Columns

The gun control debate hit a fever pitch after the tragedy of Newtown and now, once again this country finds itself with another tragedy involving guns in Charleston, S.C.

 

Lynn Spruill: Starkville's Citizens Police Academy

Posted 6/23/2015 in Local Columns

To Chief Nichols credit, he has recently begun several community outreach efforts.

Possumhaw: For the men in our lives

Posted 6/22/2015 in Local Columns

For Father's Day I gave Sam four white buckets and some blue cargo shorts. When I bought the buckets, a lady in the parking lot rolled her window down and hollered, "Those are fishing buckets! Wish I was fishing!"

 

Susan Estrich: Women get the money

Posted 6/22/2015 in National Columns

Actually, they don't. Whether you're a butcher, a baker or a candlestick maker, you make more if you're a man.

 

Ask Rufus: The Chickasaw Expedition

Posted 6/20/2015 in Local Columns

Almost 475 years ago Hernando de Soto's Spanish expedition arrived in what is now the Columbus, Starkville and West Point, Mississippi area, exploring the land and encountering the Chickasaw.

Slimantics: A graceful exit? Not a chance

Posted 6/20/2015 in Local Columns

Thursday, I spent a couple hours with Uncle Bunky watching him work his wonders at Camp Rising Sun.

 

Rheta Johnson: The Cry Wolf Project

Posted 6/20/2015 in National Columns

There is a website that purports to expose "myths about the economy and government," Cry Wolf Project.

 

 

Voice of the people: Cameron Triplett

 

Leonard Pitts: Pope Francis urges consensus on climate change

Posted 6/20/2015 in National Columns

There is something I have never understood about the argument over global warming.

 

Froma Harrop: Why we still need public libraries

Posted 6/20/2015 in National Columns

Younger Americans can hardly imagine a time when you had to visit a library to research the population of Phoenix in 1980.

 

 

Our View: Camp Rising Sun is medicine for the spirit

Posted 6/19/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

When media visit Camp Rising Sun, they are allowed to interview campers. There is just one rule: Don't mention the "C" word.

 

 

Voice of the people: Tina Perry

 

 

Voice of the people: Mike Murphy

 

 

Susan Estrich: Who do you side with?

Posted 6/19/2015 in National Columns

There's nothing as depressing as asking young people whether they plan to participate in the election and hearing them tell you they have no idea which candidate to be for or what the differences are or, worse, that it doesn't matter.

 

Slimantics: Second chances and the Scarlet Letter

Posted 6/18/2015 in Local Columns

The email came from a woman who I will call "Anna" for the sake of protecting her identity and her current job.

 

Leonard Pitts: Dolezal controversy is about our racial delusions

Posted 6/18/2015 in National Columns

Of the 60 people who co-founded the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in 1909, only seven were, in fact, "colored."

 

 

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