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Voice of the people: Deloris Belhumeur

Victim of uncovered drain on Main Street On a Sunday morning, July 21, I drove to a St. Vincent de Paul meeting at the Annunciation Activities Center, and as I approached my turn at Main Street and Ninth Street South, I noted that a rather large vehicle approaching me was signaling to turn to their left as I was to turn right.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: Just a little bit of war against Syria

Posted 9/7/2013 in National Columns

Waging a little bit of war is like being a little bit pregnant. History and human experience tell us that neither is possible, yet we seem bent on believing it. Or, should I say, deceiving ourselves.

 

 

Charles Krauthammer: Unless he's serious, vote no

Posted 9/7/2013 in National Columns

Sen. Bob Corker: "What is it you're seeking?" Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff: "I can't answer that, what we're seeking." -- Senate hearing on the use of force in Syria, Sept. 3 We have a problem. The president proposes attacking Syria, and his top military officer cannot tell you the objective. Does the commander in chief know his own objective? Why, yes. "A shot across the bow," explained Barack Obama.

 

 

Froma Harrop: China's rich, yearning to breath free

Posted 9/7/2013 in National Columns

Thousands of Chinese are fleeing to the United States. We are not talking about impoverished peasants hiding in cargo containers. We're talking about millionaires flying first class and buying condos in the choicest ZIP codes. A big reason for this relocation, real estate agents say, is a desire for America's clean air, as opposed to China's suffocating smog.

 

 

Our view: Celebrating Catfish Alley

Posted 9/6/2013 in Dispatch Editorials

More than 200 people turned out for Thursday's ceremonial unveiling of the monument at Catfish Alley as the city and its residents paid homage to a bit of the city's history that continues to unite our community.

 

 

Voice of the People: Diane Brandt

 

 

Voice of the People: Selvain McQueen

 

 

Voice of the People: Bob Raymond

 

 

Our view: Your tax dollars at play

Posted 9/5/2013 in Dispatch Editorials

Don't look now, but it appears the city of Columbus expects to make its portion of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway thick with development. Although we've heard absolutely nothing of the city's grand plans so far, there is good reason to believe that developing the Waterway will be the city's most important priority.

 

 

Arianna Huffington: Solution to many a problem: Take a walk

Posted 9/5/2013 in National Columns

 

 

Our view: Harry's persistence

Posted 9/4/2013 in Dispatch Editorials

His diplomatic skills are often compared with those of Attila the Hun. He is not always averse to airing personal disputes in the public arena. He can come off as unyielding, even obstinate. But those quirks should not obscure one thing we have come to know about Lowndes County District 1 Supervisor Harry Sanders: He gets things done.

 

 

Thomas Sowell: Serious About Syria?

Posted 9/4/2013 in National Columns

 

 

Kathleen Parker: U.S. credibility runs deeper than Syria

Posted 9/4/2013 in National Columns

 

Possumhaw: An olive jar of zinnias

Posted 9/3/2013 in Local Columns

We wound our way through the woods to Willis Pope's garden. Willis and Carolyn were out of town, but walking partner Shirley had permission to glean from their garden.

 

Voice of the People: Brandon Presley

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: Any hint of 'nuclear' merits a full, transparent response

Posted 9/3/2013 in Local Columns

 

Ask Rufus: Two hundred years ago today, Samuel Edmondson rode into history

Posted 8/31/2013 in Local Columns

Two hundred years ago today Samuel Edmondson, riding "hellbent for leather," passed this way warning John Pitchlynn and others of death and destruction.

 

Rheta Johnson: Gone with the Schwinn

Posted 8/31/2013 in National Columns

The Wall Street Journal had one of its trademark front-page features the other day about how slow-bicycling sans spandex and road helmets is making a fast comeback. One man's "Slow Bicycle Movement" Facebook group has 7,300 members, the article said.

 

 

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