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Voice of the people: Melanie Corbell

 

Possumhaw: Gather the hay while you may

Posted 6/9/2014 in Local Columns

Sitting on the homemade bench, my one hand rested on Rex's head. My fingers moved slowly and absentmindedly around his neck and over his long ears. The other hand held a book while I read to him.

 

Charlie Mitchell: Election processes vary more than people know

Posted 6/9/2014 in Local Columns

When a Sunday school class needs to elect a treasurer, a name is put forward and everybody says "aye." That's that. Nice and simple.

 

Ask Rufus: A simple framed Silver Star

Posted 6/7/2014 in Local Columns

Friday was the 70th anniversary of D-Day. It's a day when I always think of my Uncle Orman Kimbrough.

Birney Imes: Local gardeners put on the dog

Posted 6/7/2014 in Local Columns

In the spring Columbus residents quietly and with little fanfare transform their town into an oversized botanical garden.

 

Froma Harrop: Not much to lose in move from coal

Posted 6/6/2014 in National Columns

Barack Obama need not ask how well he's doing in coal country, because the answer is always the same: Not well.

 

Ernie Pyle: D-Day, a pure miracle

Posted 6/6/2014 in National Columns

Due to a last-minute alteration in the arrangements, I didn't arrive on the beachhead until the morning after D-day, after our first wave of assault troops had hit the shore.

 

Ernie Pyle: The Horrible Waste of War

Posted 6/6/2014 in National Columns

I took a walk along the historic coast of Normandy in the country of France.

 

 

Ernie Pyle: A Long Thin Line Of Personal Anguish

Posted 6/6/2014 in National Columns

In the preceding column we told about the D-day wreckage among our machines of war that were expended in taking one of the Normandy beaches.

 

 

Lynn Spruill: Exercise is for the mind

Posted 6/6/2014 in National Columns

There was a jogger the other day trotting down Starkville's Main Street and he conjured up a dreadful case of jealousy that lingers even now.

 

 

Voice of the people: Cameron Triplett

 

 

Our View: Old habits are hard to break

Posted 6/5/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

You know you have a habit when you preform the behavior even without thinking about it. Case in point: Columbus city government.

 

 

Voice of the people: Jane and Jim Hunt

 

 

Leonard Pitts: While our planet melts, GOP pleads ignorance

Posted 6/5/2014 in National Columns

It is irreversible now. And there's a word that should get everybody's attention.

 

 

Our View: A question of leadership

Posted 6/4/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

When the state charter school authorizing board rejected a Columbus group's plans to open a charter school on Monday, we could not help but notice the irony found in the board's reasoning.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: With Bergdahl release, the answer had to be yes

Posted 6/4/2014 in National Columns

The exchange of five Guantanamo detainees for the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has reminded us of three unpleasant facts of life.

 

Slimantics: We don't even get to buy our own politicians anymore

Posted 6/3/2014 in Local Columns

Today marks the end of one of the most regrettable political campaigns in recent Mississippi history.

 

Thomas Sowell: The Ambassador and the post office

Posted 6/3/2014 in National Columns

At one time, people in India had to get on a waiting list to buy Hindustan Motors' Ambassador automobile, even though it was an obvious copy of Britain's Morris Oxford of some decades earlier.

 

Possumhaw: The story of Martha

Posted 6/2/2014 in Local Columns

Martha died at the age of 29 after having suffered a stroke. Martha, namesake of Martha Washington, spent most of her life behind bars. Her remains are housed at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.

 

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