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Roses and thorns: 12/18/11

Posted 12/17/2011 in Roses & Thorns

A rose to the cheerful horde of volunteers, organizers and donors who Saturday prepared and delivered 5,000 meals in what has been dubbed the Celebration of Hope outreach.

Birney Imes: Cars and cell phones

Posted 12/17/2011 in Local Columns

While it may be a little early to be thinking about resolutions for 2012, it's past time we consider the relationship between cell phones and driving.

Shannon Bardwell: A wishbone Christmas

Posted 12/14/2011 in Local Columns

This will be a different Christmas. For one, the traditional 20-foot tree will become a ghost of Christmas past. Each year we have trekked over hill and dell, through the mud and briars, to find the perfect tree. The tree was hoisted over barbed-wire fences, through a ditch or two and tugged onto the brush trailer.

 

Our view: Hallelujah!

Posted 12/14/2011 in Dispatch Editorials

 

 

Our view: Lessons learned

Posted 12/13/2011 in Dispatch Editorials

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: Feds have kept Mississippi afloat

Posted 12/9/2011 in Local Columns

OXFORD -- A problem for Gov.-elect Phil Bryant is this: If the federal government adopts his self-professed "tight-fisted" fiscal style, Mississippi will go belly up. In an instant.

 

 

Joe Dillon: Police chief interviews

The televised interviews for the position of Columbus police chief will be rebroadcast on Channel 3 on CableOne the next three nights beginning at 6.

 

 

Erma Sanders: Wonderful experience

Listening to the interviews for police chief of Columbus was such a wonderful experience.

 

 

Gary Holtman: Retirement funds

 

 

Our View: A fearless and selfless leader

Posted 12/8/2011 in Dispatch Editorials

Allegra Brigham is a modern-day Deborah. While she is no prophetess (to our knowledge), she delivered her alma mater from near implosion. Brigham re-embraced the disenfranchised former MUW Alumnae Association, restoring unity to a divided house

 

 

Our View: Time to tune in

Posted 12/7/2011 in Dispatch Editorials

In the spirit of openness the city turned to the public for help in its search for a new police chief.

 

Scott Colom: A children's museum

Posted 12/7/2011 in Local Columns

During a recent conversation with a friend about the Columbus Visitors' Bureau, an idea for a new project for the CVB came to us. The discussion started because we, like many, have been surprised by the numerous controversies surrounding the CVB this year.

 

Ann Sparkman: Remembering Pearl Harbor

I would like a Rose to The Dispatch for featuring the Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7th story.

 

 

John Dorrah: Impressed with school, students and faculty

My part-time job as educational consultant in several states lets me see and experience every type of teaching situation imaginable. Often it's not so good. Oh, the stories I could tell.

 

Shannon Bardwell: Prairie enterprise

Posted 12/6/2011 in Local Columns

Popping the top of the cooler, Sam showed off a mess of nice size crappie. Sam counts the number that he keeps and I count the number of fillets they will make. With his haul, he had something else, mahogany colored nuts; some still in a soft puffy shell.

 

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