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Voice of the people: Gill Harris

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: The pope: Republican or a Democrat?

Posted 9/28/2015 in Local Columns

 

Ask Rufus: Friendship Cemetery, a walk through history

Posted 9/26/2015 in Local Columns

A couple of months ago Berkley Hudson, an old friend, was in town and called. He wanted to get together and walk through Columbus' Friendship Cemetery exchanging stories of the people buried there.

Birney Imes: Dick Mahoney's baseball memories

Posted 9/26/2015 in Local Columns

After several unsuccessful tries to reach him by phone, I caught up with Dick Mahoney in his wife's beauty shop Friday morning. Dick is a baseball fan par excellence ... of the Red Sox variety. I figured he, if anyone in these parts, would have had contact with the recently departed and much beloved New York Yankees catcher, coach and sage, Lawrence Peter Berra.

 

Rheta Grimsley Johnson: A September night long ago

Posted 9/26/2015 in National Columns

One September night when I was 4, my father came home early from the butcher shop where he worked in the Florida Panhandle town of Pensacola. We were, he announced, going to the fair.

 

Kathleen Parker: The nuanced passion of Pope Francis

Posted 9/26/2015 in National Columns

"Oh, so you drank the Kool-Aid," my neighbor superciliously sneered from the stoop he occupies each afternoon to sip wine and critique people's parking skills on our beloved Olive Street.

 

Leonard Pitts: Quick lesson in political language

Posted 9/26/2015 in National Columns

In 1958, Democrat George Wallace, running as a candidate for governor of Alabama and racially moderate enough to be endorsed by the NAACP, was swamped by a strident white supremacist whose campaign played shamelessly to the basest hatreds of the electorate. Afterward, Wallace complained bitterly to a room full of fellow politicians that the other guy had "out-n----red me."

 

 

Our View: MSU's expanding role as a research institution

Posted 9/25/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

For most of the 20th Century, Mississippi State University was best known for its agricultural and veterinary programs, a point of pride for a state with strong ties to farming and industries such as poultry and commercial livestock industries.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Why don't we try staying home?

Posted 9/25/2015 in National Columns

Generals have marked their operations by putting pins on wall maps of the world.

 

Slimantics: The importance of storytelling

Posted 9/24/2015 in Local Columns

The fourth annual Possum Town Storytelling Festival begins this evening, with seven events over four days, concluding Sunday afternoon.

 

Voice of the people: Charlie M. Watkins

 

 

Kathleen Parker: Carson and Trump's clueless demonization of Muslims

Posted 9/24/2015 in National Columns

In the spirit of charity prompted by Pope Francis's visit to the United States, let's not call them bigots.

 

 

Our View: Beavers: The first landscape architects

Posted 9/23/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Each year, the state of Mississippi and as many as 70 of the state's 82 counties provide funds for beaver control, money used by the USDA Wildlife Services uses to control the beaver population and destroy the dams they build.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: US and Catholicism in crisis

Posted 9/23/2015 in National Columns

During the 1950s, the twin pillars of worldwide anti-communism were Dwight Eisenhower's America and the Roman Catholic Church of Pope Pius XII.

 

Possumhaw: Flight of the dragonfly

Posted 9/22/2015 in Local Columns

Three beautiful sights appeared before my eyes.

Slimantics: Will Ole Miss get over this win?

Posted 9/22/2015 in Local Columns

Two days before Ole Miss' historic 43-37 win over Alabama in Tuscaloosa, former Ole Miss coach Billy Brewer talked about the last time - in fact the only time - Ole Miss had ever beaten the Tide as the visiting team.

 

Charlie Mitchell: State media, officials tested by coverage of homicides

Posted 9/22/2015 in Local Columns

In addition to creating horrors for all involved last week, Shannon Lamb tested the media's ability to track and report a developing story in this new era of gushing "real time" information.

 

 

Voice of the people: Lee Roy Lollar Jr.

Posted 9/21/2015 in Local Columns

Mrs. Stone hit the nail on the head with her article Sept. 20. We that are of moral fiber whether Christian or not, are sick and tired of the elitist of Hollywood producing such vile and profane garbage.

 

 

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