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Carol Littlejohn: Moving evokes flood of memories

Posted 10/25/2010 in Local Columns

Well, I guess you have wondered where in this world I have been. I have been doing that little something called building a new house. Yes, the next phase of my life is beginning. Blue Cross is right about somethings - I have found myself in another age bracket and you guessed it, a rate increase.

 

 

Endorsement: Travis Childers for the 1st District

Posted 10/23/2010 in Dispatch Editorials

As the midterm election approaches, Americans -- north Mississippians among them -- remain mired in recession and disgusted with Washington. Now as two years ago, voter ire has mounted against the party that happens to be in power. Republicans stand to regain control of the House of Representatives, and possibly even the Senate. Eight years of disastrous Republican policies under George W. Bush are seemingly forgotten, trumped by disappointment over the first two years of the Obama administration and Democratic leadership in Congress.

 

Roses and Thorns

Posted 10/23/2010 in Roses & Thorns

Councilmen, Heritage seniors, Jermaine Hodges, Dustin Evans, Jeremy Evans, MUW

Birney Imes: Finding honor in compromise

Posted 10/23/2010 in Local Columns

Monday afternoon, in a room that looked like a set from Gone with the Wind, Dewitt Hicks called to order the monthly board meeting of the Columbus/Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Roses and thorns 10/23/10

Posted 10/23/2010 in Roses & Thorns

A thorn to Ward 5 Councilman Kabir Karriem, Ward 2 Councilman Joseph Mickens, Ward 1 Councilman Gene Taylor and Ward 4 Councilman Fred Stewart, for voting in favor of a business rezoning that the neighborhood didn't want.

 

Dianne Bean: Supports library director

As a career librarian I can appreciate Alice Shand's management of the Columbus public library.

 

 

Granting rezoning request the wrong decision

Posted 10/22/2010 in Dispatch Editorials

The rezoning case before the Columbus City Council this week may seem like a small matter in the great scheme of things, but it brought out the worst in our leaders.

 

 

Bulldogs riding high

Posted 10/21/2010 in Dispatch Editorials

It's a great week to be a Bulldog. The university is celebrating Homecoming this week. The maroon and white are riding a three-game winning streak, including a signature win over the University of Florida last week.

 

 

Clara Gilmer: Support for management and staff of library

We, the Board of Trustees of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library, welcome input from all our patrons.

 

Lacklen: Tea Party realities

Posted 10/21/2010 in Local Columns

Something very strange has happened to the Republican Party I called home for 32 years.

 

Benny Cooper: Joe Higgins' salary

After reading about Joe Higgins' $220,000 salary, I began wondering what fool or fools decided to pay this outrageous bloated salary to anyone in a public position, especially in today's economy.

 

 

George Gerhart: A Caledonia thank you

On behalf of the Town of Caledonia, I would like to say "Thank You" to our Caledonia Day Committee members, the community center hostesses and all of the vendors (food and others).

 

 

Rockey Allen: County crews

This week I traveled over 300 miles of road in Lowndes County and observed the county road crews cutting as much grass on private property as on county right of way.

 

 

J.B. Berry: Fabulous weekend

My wife and I and another couple have just returned from three days in your wonderful town.

 

 

Time to assess tourism priorities

Posted 10/19/2010 in Dispatch Editorials

It appears cooler heads did prevail. A rift over funds provided by the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau to the Columbus-Lowndes Development Link appears on its way to healing. The CVB voted Monday to give $178,500 to the Link, which manages industrial recruitment and serves as the city's chamber of commerce. That's a $18,500 cut from what the Link was expecting.

 

 

Helen Sue Parrish: Supports Starks

I would like to encourage you to consider voting for Williams Starks for Circuit Judge, Place 1 on Nov. 2.

 

 

Raymond Gross: Childers and the Fair Tax

Well, my suspicions have been confirmed that Mr. Childers is a federal income tax loving liberal. The proof came from his own lips. While claming to be a "Conservative Blue Dog" he admitted that he is against the Fair Tax Bill which is absolutely a conservative issue, so why doesn't Mr. Childers support it?

 

 

Robert Corbell: Unhappy with head librarian

Alice, it is time to go. We don't want you, we don't need you. In the short time of one ear, you have caused serious, and probably irreparable damage to the collections of the Columbus Public Library.

 

 

Claude Simpson: Joe Higgins makes how much?

It is no wonder that our state always sucks the hind one. When a low-level functionary position such as the one held by Mr. Higgins earns such salaries (Higgins makes $220,00 per year plus the potential to make $30,000 in bonuses), it is obvious why we have no money for better education and other needed things like fixing the holes in the streets.

 

Roses and Thorns 10-17-10

Posted 10/16/2010 in Roses & Thorns

Columbus Lowndes Development Link and the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau; Denise and Ricky Sandifer; organizers of this weekend's Sam Hairston Celebration; Columbus Planning and Zoning Commission.

 

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