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Our View: Events welcome return of fall

Posted 10/16/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Summer, which always seems to overstay its welcome in this part of the world, finally packed its bags and went away Thursday, giving us one last day of 90-degree weather as festive fall arrived.

 

 

Voice of the people: Billy Hairston

 

Lynn Spruill: Razor-wire cuts downtown options

Posted 10/16/2015 in Local Columns

We are seeing so much energy and activity in downtown Starkville these days.

 

Local voices: Another view on Initiative 42

Posted 10/15/2015 in Local Columns

I have just finished reading the article in Tuesday's Dispatch concerning Initiative 42 (Slimantics: Just in time for Halloween: The scary story of the "single liberal judge").

 

 

Our View: United Way makes our charities stronger, better

Posted 10/15/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

More than 20 years ago, German chemical company BASF created a slogan that still ranks among the most effective in advertising history: "At BASF, we don't make a lot of the products you buy; We make a lot of the products you buy better."

 

 

Froma Harrop: Democrats have become the party of 'normal'

Posted 10/15/2015 in National Columns

Who "won" the Democratic debate? The Democratic Party won.

 

 

Our View: Velek's departure leaves questions about the direction of competitive soccer in Columbus

Posted 10/14/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

When Tom Velek announced he was stepping down as director of coaching for soccer in Columbus and as director of competitive soccer for Columbus United, the competitive soccer club of the Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority, last week, there was no disputing that he leaves a void that will be a challenge to fill.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: The Sanders-Trump magical mystery tour

Posted 10/14/2015 in National Columns

Barrels of ink and galaxies of pixels have been sacrificed to solving the mystery of the spectacular rise of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump.

 

Slimantics: Just in time for Halloween: The scary story of "a single liberal judge"

Posted 10/13/2015 in Local Columns

It is almost comical the lengths our state's career politicians are going to in a frenzied effort to defeat Initiative 42, a November ballot measure that requires the state to adequately fund K-12 public education by holding the Legislature accountable to the judicial system.

 

Patrick Buchanan: Don't take your guns to town, Paul

Posted 10/13/2015 in National Columns

The honor of it all aside, Rep. Paul Ryan would do well to decline the speakership of the House. For it is a poisoned chalice that is being offered to him.

 

Possumhaw: Starting all over

Posted 10/12/2015 in Local Columns

I don't often answer the telephone, but that day I did. Probably most people don't even have a landline anymore.

Lynn Spruill: Our third place

Posted 10/12/2015 in Local Columns

The "Third Place" is a phrase used by professionals studying the process of community building.

 

Voice of the people: Dottie Gerhart

 

Ask Rufus: Not just pretty flowers

Posted 10/10/2015 in Local Columns

I have been enjoying taking photographs at the butterfly garden on the Columbus Riverwalk. While the main attractions are the butterflies, hummingbirds and the beauty of the flowers, there is another story within the garden.

 

Voice of the people: Circuit clerk's office needs updating

Posted 10/10/2015 in Local Columns

 

 

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