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Letter: Pop quiz

 

Roses and thorn 8-15-2010

Posted 8/15/2010 in Roses & Thorns

Roses and Thorns 8-15-2010

 

Letter: Thinks article was recruitment tool

The article written by Commercial Dispatch staff on Aug. 8 concerning the strike at the Omnova Solutions plant in Columbus, contains a website that recruits temporary replacement workers.

 

 

Letter: Disagrees with letter

First of all, thank you for publishing my letters. Signed letters carry so much more weight than anonymous posts, but even they give an insight to the opinions and attitudes of the general public.

 

 

Letter: Objects to tree cutting moratorium

I attended the Aug. 3, alderman meeting to state my objection to a six-month moratorium on cutting certain trees in the city of Starkville.

 

Birney Imes: Life lessons from a bricklayer's son

Posted 8/15/2010 in Local Columns

Jerry Rice had some poignant things to say the other day. As he was being inducted into pro football's hall of fame, Rice admitted he has been consumed with fear throughout his football career.

 

Starkville Now: Let's make smarter choices for the city of Starkville (link)

Posted 8/13/2010 in Local Columns

 

 

Letter: Partisanship won't solve local issues

After reading Councilman Dumas' letter it reminded me of past conversations I have had.

 

 

Letter: Obama's popularity

So, Obama's popularity polls are going down. It's not because his policies are all that bad and many do not like him; it's because of his race.

 

 

Letters: I apologize ...

Caledonia mayor discusses disagreement

 

 

Peter Imes: Finding work and workers online

Posted 8/12/2010 in Local Columns

Unemployment in the Golden Triangle now ranges anywhere from 10.7 percent (Oktibbeha County) to 22 percent (Noxubee County). In light of these staggering numbers, I think now may be a good time to review a few methods of finding both work (for the unemployed) and workers (for employers).

 

 

A death that could have been prevented

I am the only sister to John A. Hall, formerly of Columbus. On July 1, 2010 my brother was on his motorcycle traveling down Highway 45 North.

 

 

Disagrees with judge's gay marriage ruling

Openly gay Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker's decision to overturn the voter approved Proposition 8, that defines marriage as between one man and one woman in California, slices at the jugular of true democracy.

 

 

Jeremiah Dumas: Change for a better community

Posted 8/11/2010 in Local Columns

I have read with considerable interest the many opinion pieces and articles in the paper pertaining to personal freedom infringement by the current and past actions of the Board of Aldermen.

 

Steve Mullen: Ghilles in the mist: Amid graffiti sweep, kids spraying more than paint

Posted 8/11/2010 in Local Columns

Do you feel like you're being watched? If you were strolling down the Riverwalk in the evening hours over the past three weeks, you probably were.

 

It's back to school time -- for parents, too

Posted 8/10/2010 in Dispatch Editorials

School bells are ringing across the Golden Triangle. But kids aren't the only ones who need to hunker down for the new school year. With so much at stake, we challenge parents to take a more active role in their children's education.

 

 

Local voices: Learning from Nono

Posted 8/9/2010 in Local Columns

My mother and I spent our first night in Mississippi, in May 2008, at Shadowlawn, the antebellum home and bed and breakfast on College Street. The only Mississippians I knew were Shadowlawn's owners, Burnette and Nono Avakian. When we asked about the couple, we learned they'd met at an antiques auction.

 

 

Disagrees with councilman on four-day work week

I disagree will the comments by Charlie Box concerning the four-day work week by the public works in the July 20 issue of the Dispatch. As a local business owner, we benefit from four-day work weeks by simply being able to keep our work trucks off the road for one day, especially during the current recession.

 

 

Questions about gas pricing

Either I, and others in our community, needs to be educated on how gasoline at the pumps is priced or our local gas stations are price gouging.

 

 

Congratulations

I wish more people, young and not-so-young, had Timmy Lind's drive, determination, and focus.

 

 

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