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Our View: Searching for leaders

Posted 9/15/2011 in Dispatch Editorials

The three executive searches going on in the Triangle offer a study in contrasts. We're referring to school superintendents in Columbus and Starkville and a police chief in Columbus. Tuesday night, the Mississippi School Boards Association hosted one of those requisite feel-good public meetings to get community input on the qualities we want to see in the next Columbus city schools superintendent.

 

 

Our View: The police chief search

Posted 9/13/2011 in Dispatch Editorials

 

 

VIDEO: Reliving 9/11

The following is a selection of edited responses to our call for readers' recollections of Sept. 11, 2001. For space reasons, we were not able to print all of the submissions.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: Legacy of hysteria

Posted 9/11/2011 in Local Columns

WASHINGTON -- The legacy of 9/11 can't be fully measured even now, but perhaps the most damaging aspect can be found in our national discourse.

 

 

Our view: The day the world changed

Posted 9/10/2011 in Dispatch Editorials

 

 

Web exclusive: Remembering 9-11/Robert Ivy

Posted 9/10/2011 in Local Columns

 

 

Web exclusive: Remembering 9-11/William Mauldin

Posted 9/10/2011 in Local Columns

 

 

Deirdra Harris Glover: Remember by doing

I spent Sept. 11, 2001, as much of the world did: on the Internet, sharing in the global outpouring of shock and grief. I will never forget the juxtaposition of the ruined skyscrapers against an appalling blue sky. Americans of all backgrounds queued to give blood, to donate, to enlist in an imminent war. Others sought ways to serve at home through national service.

 

 

Wesley Duncan: Thinks Williams should be downplayed

I am a daily reader of The Dispatch. I am a Starkville native as well. For years, I have heard about Columbus being the birthplace of Tennessee Williams. I have never drawn an interest to finding out who he was until recently when I saw your frontpage headline with his picture.

 

 

Our View: Are we prepared?

Posted 9/8/2011 in Dispatch Editorials

An earthquake on the East Coast. Hurricane Irene. What's next? And are we prepared for it? What we didn't see much of on the national news, as the aftermath of the latest natural disasters flashed across the screen, was disaster-management strategy.

 

 

Our View: Behind closed doors

Posted 9/7/2011 in Dispatch Editorials

It's budget season for counties and municipalities. They have until Sept. 15 to adopt a budget. And we've watched as they divvy out the dollars and cents in an attempt to balance their budgets before the deadline.

 

Scott Colom: An MUW memory

Posted 9/7/2011 in Local Columns

The Fall looks to be an exciting season for the Mississippi University for Women. Unlike past years, there isn't much controversy surrounding MUW. The contentious proposals to merge the W with Mississippi State or to change its name are sidelined for now. The epic battle between past president Limbert and the alumni association, which climaxed when Limbert disassociated the university from the alumni association and started a new one, is over. After a herculean effort by Interim President Allegra Brigham, the united Alumni Association appears to be working well and focused on the W's future.

Birney Imes: The power of a few well-chosen words

Posted 9/3/2011 in Local Columns

The moon vine in the backyard has entwined the empty chicken coop and is now launching an assault on the Mexican petunia next to it. The vine's large blooms are white and diaphanous, like tissues left on a make-up table in the dressing room of a Broadway star.

Scott Colom: My first book

Posted 9/1/2011 in Local Columns

A recent trip to Young's DayCare brought back memories of my first book. Young's has a special place in my heart because of my daycare days, so being there always makes me a little nostalgic. What's more, my father and I were there to volunteer for the local affiliate of "First Books," a national organization dedicated to improving access to books for low-income children. Accordingly, the nostalgia reminded me of when I didn't like to read.

 

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