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Our View: A reluctant search

Posted 8/24/2011 in Dispatch Editorials

More than a year at the helm, Interim Mississippi University for Women President Allegra Brigham has done what some thought couldn't be done: She has helped unify divided alumni and fostered a renewed sense of optimism.

 

 

Patrick Swartz: A Marine checking in

 

 

Billy Williams: Supports Harris for sheriff

 

 

Carl Lee: Appreciating grandparents

 

 

Saul Vydas: The given up

 

Birney Imes: On turning 60

Posted 8/20/2011 in Local Columns

Last week a photographer emailed me a picture he'd taken of the folk artist L.V. Hull of Kosciusko.

 

Helen Danner: Appreciates assistance

 

 

Our View: The work of good Samaritans

Posted 8/18/2011 in Dispatch Editorials

Life flies by at neck-breaking pace. Blink and another five, 10, 15 years have passed. It's easy, especially in today's frenzied society, to get absorbed in your own world.

 

Scott Colom: G.I. Wings, the entrepreneurial spirit in action

Posted 8/17/2011 in Local Columns

Tyrold Weston is about business. After more than 18 years of military service, including stints in the Navy and Army and tours in South Korea, Haiti, and Iraq, Tyrold retired from the military and moved home to start his first business: G.I. Hot Wings.

 

Our View: A community's problem

Posted 8/17/2011 in Dispatch Editorials

You've heard that well-worn adage, "It takes a village to raise a child." It also takes a village to police the community. A recent string of shootings in the city of Columbus has us wondering what's wrong with the village in The Friendly City.

 

Roses and Thorns 8-14-2011

Posted 8/13/2011 in Roses & Thorns

Good Samaritan Medical Clinic, Starkville School District, Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau, Courtney Honnoll and Wade Williams, Jane Robbins

 

Rheta Grimsley Johnson: The year of loving Hannah

Posted 8/13/2011 in Local Columns

 

 

Robert Smith: Explaining the dollars-and-cents relationship between city and schools

Posted 8/13/2011 in Local Columns

 

 

David Armstrong: Columbus chief operations officer responds to school board

This letter is in response to "The Columbus School Board Responds" article in yesterday's Commercial Dispatch, allegedly written by Currie Fisher, Bruce Hanson, Glenn Lautzenhiser, Tommy Prude and Alma Turner, who currently hold the position of Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees.

 

 

Our View: The national media comes to town

Posted 8/12/2011 in Dispatch Editorials

Rich with history and culture, the South can be intoxicating, exotic and sometimes incomprehensible to the outsider. Its tumultuous past and vivid characters also make it an inviting target for national media and Hollywood.

 

 

Claude Simpson: A political activist and proud of it

My name is being tossed around publicly in the Sunday Dispatch as a "political activist" because I have offered to serve on the Board of the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau. The labeling suggests I have something to gain by serving on that board.

 

 

Local Voices: The Columbus School Board responds to editorial

This is in response to your editorial dated August 10, 2011: The Board of Trustees of the Columbus Municipal School District is accountable to many different constituencies: the district's boys and girls, employees, taxpayers and citizens. We have a responsibility to the boys and girls of the district to provide them with a high quality education.

 

 

Our View: Answerable to no one?

Posted 8/10/2011 in Dispatch Editorials

The Columbus school board answers to no one. Or so it seems. When recently asked to appear before the body that appointed them -- the Columbus City Council -- the school board declined, on the advice of their attorney.

 

 

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