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Birney Imes: Elvis is alive and well (and living in the Masonic Subdivision)

Posted 4/10/2011 in Local Columns

The other day I got a call from Sandra Boone complaining about the delivery of her mother's paper. "She loves her paper, been reading it for years," Boone told me. She went on to say that her mother is an amputee and her previous carrier had put the paper under a weight on her wheelchair railing on the back porch. Sandra added that her mother was a retired beautician.

Local voices: 'My spirit leapt up within me': an African visit, Part 1

Posted 4/10/2011 in Local Columns

What began as an afternoon of horseback riding and a glass of wine on the front porch, ended in an invitation to an adventure of a lifetime, a journey that was both joyful and heartbreaking, both life-giving and incredibly draining.

Ask Rufus: A presidential visit to Columbus

Posted 4/9/2011 in Local Columns

Nov. 2, 1909, was to be a red letter day for Columbus. President William H. Taft was coming to town. He was to be accompanied by his Secretary of War, Hon. J. M. Dickinson, a Columbus native. (A few years later, Crawford native T. W. Gregory served as Woodrow Wilson's Attorney General.)

Local voices: 'They swarmed us like bees': an African visit, Part 2

Posted 4/9/2011 in Local Columns

The Limuru Children's Center, the primary focus of Global Connections, is home to 42 orphans. By our standards the facility is substandard, but when I went into town and other places, I realized how upscale Limuru is by comparison. The Center, a residential facility for elementary school age children, is open during the day for preschool children.

 

Our opinion: A decision built on sand

Posted 4/8/2011 in Dispatch Editorials

 

 

Our opinion: Get to know your neighbors

Posted 4/7/2011 in Dispatch Editorials

Do you know your neighbors? Local attorney and Dispatch columnist Scott Colom asked this question in a column on this page yesterday, bemoaning the decline of our neighborhoods.

 

 

Our opinion: Redistricting a black and white issue, with shades of gray

Posted 4/6/2011 in Dispatch Editorials

 

 

Our opinion: A little welcome news for the CVB

Posted 4/5/2011 in Dispatch Editorials

The tourism bureau, which has been busy welcoming visitors for the past week, received a little welcome news of its own Monday.

 

 

Our opinion: OK, we're not joking: Put down the soda

Posted 3/31/2011 in Dispatch Editorials

We wish this was an April Fool's joke, but it isn't: Each Mississippian, on average, consumes 82 gallons of soda per year.

 

 

Our opinion: Enjoy a helping of Catfish Alley

Posted 3/30/2011 in Dispatch Editorials

 

 

Our opinion: Jump on board the Starkville charrette

Posted 3/30/2011 in Dispatch Editorials

 

Ask Rufus: And the band played 'Garry Owen'

Posted 3/26/2011 in Local Columns

Civil War reenactment bands are noted for their playing of period music. Bands recreating Southern units are always thought of as playing Dixie and The Bonnie Blue Flag but the popular music of the South was much more varied.

 

Our view: Cast an educated vote for school superintendent

Posted 3/25/2011 in Dispatch Editorials

 

 

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