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Roses and Thorns 1-30-11

Posted 1/29/2011 in Roses & Thorns

Roses to Columbus High School Parent-Teacher Organization, Triangle Maintenance Service, and Danyae Pippins, and a thorn to those of us who make it easier for burglars to profit.

 

Columbus High accentuates the positive

Posted 1/28/2011 in Dispatch Editorials

Columbus High staff, parents and students last night hosted the first of what should grow into an annual celebration of the diverse range of activities at the school.

 

Garthia Elena Burnett: Band memories, old and new

Posted 1/28/2011 in Local Columns

I had my first day of rehearsal with the Starkville/MSU community band on Monday. As a disclosure in my own defense, picking up a clarinet after six years is not like riding a bike.

 

Peter Imes: Running social media promotions

Posted 1/27/2011 in Local Columns

Last week we looked at a few contests some large corporations are currently running on their Facebook pages. Let's look at some ways local businesses can create buzz with their pages.

 

 

Pass stronger animal cruelty laws

Posted 1/27/2011 in Dispatch Editorials

With our poverty and health issues, it's hard enough to be a human here. If you're a dog or a cat, forget it.

 

 

Don Waldon: Supports Tagert

The election of the Transportation Commissioner of the Northern District on Tuesday, Feb. 1 is most important to the future economic growth of Mississippi, including new high-paying jobs in the State.

 

 

Frank Webb: Who is our neighbor?

Posted 1/26/2011 in Local Columns

On Monday I observed an event some of which should be passed on to others in our community. It concerned the life and more particularly the death of Mr. Hozie Hawthorne.

 

Scott Colom: Entrepreneurs and the new marketplace

Posted 1/26/2011 in Local Columns

Charles O. Perkins and Mario Murray have at least one thing in common: They are both using Facebook to sell something.

 

The buck stops here: Why deer farms are a bad idea

Posted 1/26/2011 in Dispatch Editorials

We have farm-raised catfish. Why not farm-raised deer?

 

 

Deborah Walk: Abandoned pups

I got called on Sunday morning about a mother dog and puppies found dead on an old off-shoot road of Nashville Ferry past Bud Price Road.

 

 

Coming together for a more attractive 'front door'

Posted 1/25/2011 in Dispatch Editorials

Right now, it doesn't look like much. But two improvements to the Columbus will beautify the downtown's front door and, in time, even transform how many of us interact with downtown itself.

 

 

Jay Lacklen: Golf: hunting refined

Posted 1/24/2011 in Local Columns

Testosterone and evolution have driven males into the woods to procure for the family. This is seldom required today, yet men are still driven to do something along those lines, we just can't seem to help ourselves.

 

 

Sanders Weatherby, Sr.: 'The reality of the time'

 

 

David Bailey: Sturgis South

 

 

Justin Sutton: Roe v. Wade

Roe v. Wade: Where's the celebration? As a father, I will never forget the feelings of joy and love I felt when I heard my son's heart beat for the first time. Thirty-eight years ago Saturday, the Supreme Court decided it was legal to stop the beating heart of an unborn child in its decision of Roe v. Wade. The Court's interpretation of the 14th Amendment and its ruling paved the way for expectant mothers to legally obtain an abortion. Many have hailed this case a landmark decision that advanced the power and status of women. If the court's ruling was such a victory, where were the celebrations this weekend?

 

 

Wayne Blankenship: 'The perfect candidate'

Perfect candidate I have been a resident of Columbus all of my life. I have always been concerned about the progress of our town. A short time ago it was announced that the head of the CVB would be leaving for another position in another city. To fill his vacancy Nancy Carpenter was selected to this position only until another person was found. This brings me to my point. Why should we look somewhere else when we have a person like Nancy Carpenter?

 

Scott Colom: Cheering for Leondra and Omar

Posted 1/20/2011 in Local Columns

Over the last few weeks, I've been thinking about how much Leondra Tillman and Omar Amir Gray's ability to stay away from drugs matters for the future of Columbus.

Roses and thorns 1-16-11

Posted 1/15/2011 in Roses & Thorns

Columbus Middle School; Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend volunteers; Golden Triangle first responders; Ernest Rogers; and Minnie Fox

 

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