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Birney Imes: Literary notes

Posted 9/12/2010 in Local Columns

About the new color scheme for Tennessee Williams' Welcome Center one of our readers wrote, "I think the colors are hideous and have yet to hear anybody else say otherwise." At this writing 38 percent of respondents to our online poll have said otherwise while 54 percent don't like it. The rest are on the fence.

Jay Lacklen: Starship troopers

Posted 9/12/2010 in Local Columns

In 1970, soon after pilot training equipment issue, I took my helmet into the bathroom and locked the door.

 

A house of a different color

Posted 9/10/2010 in Dispatch Editorials

Tennessee Williams scholars, actors, and even some friends and family of the famed playwright have been gathering in Columbus this week for the tribute and tour held each year in the Pulitzer-winner's honor.

 

 

Editorial: An un-American, un-Christian act

Posted 9/9/2010 in Dispatch Editorials

Religious extremists do extreme things, no matter their religion. That's why we're not surprised that the wrong-headed leader of a small church in Florida plans to burn a Quran, Islam's holy book, in a bonfire on Sept. 11.

 

 

Letter: Think Barbour would make a great president

If (the biggest word in the English language) memory serves me correctly Steve Mullen came here from California.

 

 

Letter: Caledonia's jewel of a library

My family has lived in Caledonia for over 12 years now.

 

 

Internet search just got better with Google Instant

Posted 9/9/2010 in Local Columns

On Wednesday Google rolled out their Google Instant feature. Google Instant makes searching much easier and faster by actually showing search results to you while you type your keywords.

 

Steve Mullen: Unstimuluslike conduct

Posted 9/8/2010 in Local Columns

On cue, the anti-Obama is behaving very unstimuluslike.

 

Marty Wiseman: Is Mississippi becoming more like America, or vice versa?

Posted 9/7/2010 in Local Columns

The annual rhetorical outburst that is fast becoming customary during the sweltering month of August has certainly served as the impetus for more than a few moments of reflection. Perhaps the highlight this year was conservative commentator Glenn Beck's dusting off of the spot where Dr. Martin Luther King made his classic "I have a Dream Speech" to make a national religious call to arms.

 

 

Musings on newspapers and how they are changing

As the Internet gets more and more common, even dinosaurs like me are becoming comfortable using it. At the same time, various methods of print media are fading from use.

 

 

Sidewalk plans comply with city rules

Let's set the record straight. In the August 30th edition of "readers comment," an anonymous posting asked questions about the sidewalk conflict at GTP&DD in Starkville.

 

Roses and thorns 9-5-10

Posted 9/4/2010 in Roses & Thorns

Roast-n-Boast barbecue contest participants and organizers; organizers of Travis Outlaw Day; Starkville volunteers; and Leroy Brooks

 

A website that's worth something

Posted 9/2/2010 in Dispatch Editorials

Today, we began charging for some content on our website, cdispatch.com. This decision, and exactly how we should go about it, came after much internal discussion and debate.

 

 

Editorial: Budget issues loom for W, Brigham

Posted 9/1/2010 in Dispatch Editorials

Allegra Brigham, Mississippi University for Women's interim president, is locked in a game of good cop, bad cop.

 

 

Turning trees into gasoline

Posted 9/1/2010 in Local Columns

Two centuries ago, wood served as our energy fuel for the American frontier, providing home heat and powering commercial furnaces and eventually steam engines.

 

 

Letter: Too many attack ads

Attack ads and negative campaigning have become all too common in the United States.

 

 

Letter: Reunited via the Internet

My husband and I are from Enterprise.

 

 

Starkville sidewalks: 'We must begin somewhere'

Editor's note: Columbus City Council has passed a sidewalk ordinance that would require (when feasible) the building of sidewalks in any new development. Both the sidewalk ordinance and the Senior Enrichment Center are seeking to provide a positive impact within our city. Support for one does not indicate opposition for the other. In fact they should go hand in hand.

 

Rufus Ward: A first-hand account of Grierson's Cavalry Raid of 1863

Posted 8/29/2010 in Local Columns

One of the most famous calvary exploits of the Civil War was the Union calvary raid through Mississippi by Col. B.H.Grierson in 1863. The raid has been the subject of several books and even a John Wayne movie, "The Horse Soldiers."

Roses and thorns 8-29-2010

Posted 8/29/2010 in Roses & Thorns

A rose to Sarah Sepaugh of Starkville for her efforts to preserve the city of Starkville's support of the library.

 

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