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Our View: County, city must work together on study of CLRA's future

Posted 6/15/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

The debate about whether it is time to take a look at how the Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority serves the community could not have started much worse.

 

Slimantics: Muhammad Ali: An American original

Posted 6/15/2016 in Local Columns

In the days since the death of Muhammad Ali, much has been said and written in an attempt to capture the essence of the man.

 

Charlie Mitchell: Special funds grab breaks faith, has consequences

Posted 6/14/2016 in Local Columns

Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves says it's Obama's fault, but state agency chiefs are pointing a disappointed finger at Reeves and legislators.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Islam & the West: irreconcilable conflict?

Posted 6/14/2016 in National Columns

On Saturday night, Omar Mateen was a loner and a loser. Sunday, he was immortal, by his standards, a hero.

 

Lock & Dam repair plan expected soon

Posted 6/13/2016 in Local Columns

Six months after a pair of barges crashed in the dam at the East Bank of the Columbus Lock & Dam, Corps of Engineers Operations Manager Rick Saucer has an idea of the extent of the damage down the one of the dam's five massive gates.

Possumhaw: Perfectly imperfect

Posted 6/13/2016 in Local Columns

I've discovered that in certain situations I have a tendency to hedge on the truth, and I hate that. I signed up for the Lifeline medical testing held at the Presbyterian church on Bluecutt Road in Columbus.

 

Other Editors: Phil Bryant's make-believe war

Posted 6/13/2016 in National Columns

The governor should give it a rest.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: Obama's racial legacy

Posted 6/13/2016 in National Columns

As Barack Obama's presidency takes a back seat to the psychodrama known as the 2016 election, historians, speculators and revisionists are busy writing his presidential epitaph.

 

Ask Rufus: The separation of church and state's deep roots in Mississippi

Posted 6/11/2016 in Local Columns

Prayer in schools, prayer at public events and the public display of religious scenes all too often seem under attack by the courts. The courts base their rulings on more than 200 years of legal precedents that there must be a separation -- a wall -- between church and state.

Partial to Home: Summer in a jar

Posted 6/11/2016 in Local Columns

Pat Burwell is telling me how to get to her house in Steens, but I'm not getting it.

 

Bert Montgomery: Everything I know about prayer I learned from George Carlin

Posted 6/11/2016 in National Columns

Everything I know about prayer, I learned from the late comedian and atheist George Carlin.

 

 

Voice of the people: Board and superintendent right to void Riley's contract

 

Bill Crawford: Reasoned discourse a historical relic in Twitter age

Posted 6/11/2016 in National Columns

"In this age of Twitter, is reasoned discourse truly an historical relic, or is there hope for its revival?"

 

Jamie Stiehm: Hillary thanks our foremothers

Posted 6/11/2016 in National Columns

Hallelujah, we lived to see the day -- as Hillary Clinton spoke with grace to claim her place in American history. Nothing's over yet, but as the Democratic Party standard-bearer, Clinton is riding high.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Fix culture that makes a Brock Turner possible

Posted 6/11/2016 in National Columns

This is a column about the value of six.

 

 

Our View: Summer should be a time of exploring nature

Posted 6/10/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

There is more than one way to waste a summer. Previously, we urged older teens to make productive use of their break from school by getting a job. The life lessons learned from those experiences often provide practical underpinning to "book learning."

 

 

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