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Our view: Columbus and 'Catch 22'

Posted 8/21/2013 in Dispatch Editorials

During Tuesday's regular meeting, the mayor and city council met to iron out the details for the renovation of the Trotter Center. In that meeting, the council hired an architectural firm whose lone experience has been building a gym at a Macon daycare center, arranged a loan to cover the expenses of the project and then heard from a representative from the city's new project manager, which spent most of his time trying to justify his firm's role in the operation.



Voice of the People: Elaine Hegwood



Leonard Pitts: 'The Butler' and The Truth

Posted 8/21/2013 in National Columns



Our view: Judge learns a lesson, but teen paid the price

Posted 8/20/2013 in Dispatch Editorials

Monday morning, Judge Lee Coleman presided over the probation revocation hearing of Alan Redden of Columbus at the Lowndes County Courthouse. The hearing, which included testimony from three witnesses and Redden, took about an hour, but it was clear from the get-go that Coleman could hardly wait to make his ruling.



Voice of the People: Clare Van Lent



Voice of the People: Mike Willis



Voice of the People: Jeannetta G. Edwards



Froma Harrop: Blurred minds

Posted 8/20/2013 in National Columns



Voice of the People: Helen Pridmore



Charlie Mitchell: Dogs shouldn't ruff it, satellite TV provider says

Posted 8/19/2013 in Local Columns

This is too easy. A satellite TV channel for dogs was launched this month. Not about dogs. For dogs. To watch.



Local voices: A letter from the mayor



A good night for the city of Columbus

Posted 8/16/2013 in Dispatch Editorials

City officials and MDOT and railroad officials held at public meeting Thursday to listen to citizens' views on the proposal to close six Southside railroad crossings while adding safety devices at the remaining six crossings a between First Street and 22nd Street. They got an earful, too.



Our view: Mayor gets his truck, firefighters can wait and hope

Posted 8/15/2013 in Dispatch Editorials

Columbus Ward 3 councilman Charlie Box admitted he was "tickled to death" to bring the city's FY2014 budget into balance without the need for a tax hike. Certainly, we applaud the mayor, council and city department heads for their fiscal restraint for bringing into balance what began as a projected $860,000 deficit after its first budget workshop a few weeks ago.



Kathleen Parker: Hillary Clinton power in 2016

Posted 8/15/2013 in National Columns



Voice of the People: Joe Boggess



Our view: Tax increase an inevitability in Starkville

Posted 8/14/2013 in Dispatch Editorials

The shoutin' isn't over. In fact, it probably hasn't even begun. But it appears Starkville will be raising taxes to support its 2014 budget.



Kathleen Parker: Of pleasure and parenthood

Posted 8/14/2013 in National Columns


Slimantics: A Slim by any other name ...

Posted 8/13/2013 in Local Columns

An email and a phone call Monday have convinced me to make a confession. The email came from city attorney Jeff Turnage, who asked about the identity of Spencer Smith, who wrote a scathing letter to the editor that was published in Monday's Dispatch on the city's hiring of J5/Broaddus as project manager.


Thomas Sowell: Are we serious about education?

Posted 8/13/2013 in National Columns



Voice of the People: Paul J. Ackerman



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