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Voice of the People: Bob Raymond



Our view: Your tax dollars at play

Posted 9/5/2013 in Dispatch Editorials

Don't look now, but it appears the city of Columbus expects to make its portion of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway thick with development. Although we've heard absolutely nothing of the city's grand plans so far, there is good reason to believe that developing the Waterway will be the city's most important priority.



Arianna Huffington: Solution to many a problem: Take a walk

Posted 9/5/2013 in National Columns



Our view: Harry's persistence

Posted 9/4/2013 in Dispatch Editorials

His diplomatic skills are often compared with those of Attila the Hun. He is not always averse to airing personal disputes in the public arena. He can come off as unyielding, even obstinate. But those quirks should not obscure one thing we have come to know about Lowndes County District 1 Supervisor Harry Sanders: He gets things done.



Thomas Sowell: Serious About Syria?

Posted 9/4/2013 in National Columns



Kathleen Parker: U.S. credibility runs deeper than Syria

Posted 9/4/2013 in National Columns


Possumhaw: An olive jar of zinnias

Posted 9/3/2013 in Local Columns

We wound our way through the woods to Willis Pope's garden. Willis and Carolyn were out of town, but walking partner Shirley had permission to glean from their garden.


Voice of the People: Brandon Presley



Charlie Mitchell: Any hint of 'nuclear' merits a full, transparent response

Posted 9/3/2013 in Local Columns


Ask Rufus: Two hundred years ago today, Samuel Edmondson rode into history

Posted 8/31/2013 in Local Columns

Two hundred years ago today Samuel Edmondson, riding "hellbent for leather," passed this way warning John Pitchlynn and others of death and destruction.


Rheta Johnson: Gone with the Schwinn

Posted 8/31/2013 in National Columns

The Wall Street Journal had one of its trademark front-page features the other day about how slow-bicycling sans spandex and road helmets is making a fast comeback. One man's "Slow Bicycle Movement" Facebook group has 7,300 members, the article said.



Kathleen Parker: Obama's Syrian conundrum

Posted 8/31/2013 in National Columns

The president is up early, already showered and preparing to shave. Wiping steam from the mirror, he grimaces slightly at his image. Obama: Good grief, I look old. So much gray. Mirror: Aw, lighten up, Bo. It makes you look distinguished. You can't wage war without a few streaks of worry showing in your face and hair.


Birney Imes: The man who can sharpen anything (almost)

Posted 8/31/2013 in Local Columns

On a Saturday morning this past winter Elbert Ellis, Casey Griffin and I were planting pine seedlings along the edge of a muddy field in Noxubee County. As we were slogging along -- there's nothing quite like Prairie mud -- Scott Boyd, publisher of the Macon Beacon pulled up. The newspaperman was on his way to have some tools sharpened by a Mennonite man on Buggs Ferry Road; I didn't catch the name.


Froma Harrop: Spending behind your mate's back

Posted 8/31/2013 in National Columns

A little infidelity, a little cheating, is OK in a marriage -- or even protective of it -- if the sneaking is just about money. Note the emphasis on "little."


Slimantics: Reflecting on the original meaning of Labor Day

Posted 8/30/2013 in Local Columns

Monday is Labor Day, a holiday that really has no traditions associated with it. The day is more commonly used as a day to celebrate the approaching end of summer.


Our view: A twittering waste of time

Posted 8/29/2013 in Dispatch Editorials

There are some laws that aren't worth enforcing. Many are simply relics of an earlier era, laws that have languished on the books because they were rarely, if ever, enforced to begin with and, as such, easy to forget.



Kathleen Parker: For Miley, time to return to prudery

Posted 8/29/2013 in National Columns



Our view: A enduring moment in American history

Posted 8/28/2013 in Dispatch Editorials

Fifty years ago today, a quarter-million people converged on the national mall in Washington, D.C., for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The event provided a seminal moment in America's civil rights movement.



Voice of the People: Billy Harris



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