On a recent Friday afternoon while buying a watermelon at a fruit stand across the street from United Deli on Gardner Boulevard, I met a man who told me something about my father I never knew. The man now owns a golf course, but he came to know my father when he was a teenager working as a carhop at a place across the river called The Coffee Cup.
The early history of barbecue sauce is as cloudy as the sauce itself.
It's Saturday morning and, lo and behold, there's a freshly delivered Dispatch out on the driveway. Welcome to the first Saturday edition of The Dispatch.
In the last month, we have been dizzied by a seemingly endless stream of youth summits and "motivational" drivel.
Just watched WCBI News at 6 & heard about the new laws taking effect 1 July 2011, and wondering how stupid the law makers can be.
Your "A troubling campaign" opinion in the Tuesday paper was interesting but incomplete.
If you have your eye on the Columbus Municipal School District lately, you might think the superintendent position is up for election.
In Friday's paper, the column by Susan Estrich showed her bias. OK, it's an op-ed, but not even opinion writers are allowed to make up their own "facts." She does an admirable job toting Mr. Obama's water for the Democrat Party, but I take slight exception with some of her opinions.
Jack Cristil; Leadership Lowndes graduates; Vann Stuedeman
In your editorial of Tuesday, June 21, you took a very strong position in favor of "freedom of speech," even when such "speech" involves disruption of a funeral service for an American soldier.
Recently, the newspaper has received criticism for prominently featuring violent crime stories, particularly a story about a Columbus man who attacked another with a machete.
Nothing will get you laughed out of a barbershop quicker in Columbus than suggesting parents should think twice before beating their children. I discovered this several months ago when I tried this argument with my longtime barber, Bobby Jordan.
Every year, more than 830 children, ages 14 and under, drown. During the summer months, the time of year when we're most likely to be in the water, drowning deaths among children spike by a rate of 89 percent over the rest of the year, according to safekids.org.
I agree with letter writer Cameron Triplett. At the local level we should not have parties, but vote for the man.
Hear ye! Leroy Brooks has resigned as supervisor and is now submitting his resume for police chief of Brooksville. Wish this were true.
Folks living in the Columbus area would like to take pride in their community.
As deplorable as the thought is of the Westboro Baptists yelling inflammatory messages at the funeral of Army Sgt. Christopher Bell, who was killed in the service of our country, it is just as sobering to think this message could be stifled just because we may disagree with them.
Sam and I invited a friend, his wife and their grandson for an afternoon on the river. The young man suited up in his life jacket. He donned his new reflective shades purchased moments before at the Shell station. All was going well as we launched the boat at Charles Younger Landing, until it was time to board.
People have asked what is the difference between a swamp, a slue and a bayou. To be precise, not much.
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