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Ask Rufus: Not just pretty flowers

Posted 10/10/2015 in Local Columns

I have been enjoying taking photographs at the butterfly garden on the Columbus Riverwalk. While the main attractions are the butterflies, hummingbirds and the beauty of the flowers, there is another story within the garden.

 

Voice of the people: Circuit clerk's office needs updating

Posted 10/10/2015 in Local Columns

 

 

Voice of the people: Advice for Mayor Smith

 

Birney Imes: Soccer and swamp music

Posted 10/10/2015 in Local Columns

"Oh the places you'll go! There is fun to be done! There are points to be scored. There are games to be won. And the magical things you can do with that ball will make you the winning-est winner of all." Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You'll Go! Thanks to a soccer-playing granddaughter I have a new Tuesday/Thursday afternoon ritual.

 

Rheta Grimsley Johnson: Joe Mitchell's secret

Posted 10/10/2015 in National Columns

I devoured the recent biography "Man in Profile: Joseph Mitchell of The New Yorker," hoping to find secrets about writing. Nobody wrote nonfiction better than Joe Mitchell, who for decades enthralled readers with his profiles of barkeepers, carnival freaks, fishmongers, homeless intellectuals and other noncelebrities.

 

Kathleen Parker: Don't do it, Paul Ryan

Posted 10/10/2015 in National Columns

Volunteers? In the wake of Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's (R-Calif.) sudden withdrawal from his once-certain ascent to the speakership, several others are considering running for the job.

 

Patrick Buchanan: The allure of mass murder

Posted 10/10/2015 in National Columns

"Seems the more people you kill, the more you are in the limelight." That blog post on the email address of Oregon mass-murderer Christopher Harper-Mercer was made after Vester Lee Flanagan shot and killed that Roanoke TV reporter and her cameraman.

 

 

Voice of the people: Mayor Robert E. Smith Sr.

 

 

Bill Crawford: College scorecard stirs interest and concern

Posted 10/9/2015 in Local Columns

Misleading or useful? That's the question surrounding the updated College Scorecard website published by the U.S. Department of Education. (See collegescorecard.ed.gov)

 

Ray Mosby: Why community newspapers matter

Posted 10/9/2015 in Local Columns

ROLLING FORK -- The chosen theme for this year's National Newspaper Week is "Power of the Press," and that power, it seems to me, is a very relative thing. Everybody understands the power of, say, The New York Times or The Washington Post, but probably less recognized and appreciated is the power of the Deer Creek Pilot and the thousands of other small, community newspapers just like it all across the land.

 

Our View: A salute to Columbus firefighters

Posted 10/8/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

City work is no place for folks with thin skin.

 

 

Voice of the people: Frank Howell

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: Small businesses now have access to big business asset

Posted 10/8/2015 in Local Columns

In "Lonesome Dove," the cowboys crest a hill and see a gentle valley with ample timber, grazing and water. "This will do," is how they end their months-long cattle drive. They had found a place to settle down, seek prosperity. In 2015, they'd need to know more -- a lot more.

 

 

Our View: State drug courts: good for offenders, good for society

Posted 10/7/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

On Tuesday, Bill Waller, Jr., the Chief Justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court, was in town to speak to the Columbus Rotary Club and he devoted much of his time talking about two subjects - the state's electronic court system and its drug court program.

 

 

Local voices: Small-town editor cast a long shadow over the community she served

Posted 10/7/2015 in Local Columns

In the days when we were colleagues in the Mississippi Press Association, I learned quickly that Patsy Speights was a substantial, formidable woman and a truly great small town newspaper editor.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Bush family's war on English

Posted 10/7/2015 in National Columns

And the Bush family's War on English continues.

 

 

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