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Jury duty an opportunity to serve, to observe

Posted 11/16/2010 in Dispatch Editorials

With Circuit Court in full swing in Lowndes County, we're reminded of one of the civic responsibilities, most all of us are called upon to perform from time to time -- jury duty.

 

Roses and thorns 11-14-10

Posted 11/13/2010 in Roses & Thorns

Columbus Girlchoir and director Cherry Dunn; Veterans Day organizers; Harold Lathon; and Maroon Edition Habitat for Humanity volunteers

Birney Imes: Everything matters

Posted 11/13/2010 in Local Columns

On a glorious Friday afternoon at the end of a week of glorious afternoons, an old friend visiting from a northern state and I set out for a walk across the river. Bob and his wife, Deborah, are here for a few days, at the tail end of a two-week swing through the South.

Rufus Ward: Hunting's roots run deep

Posted 11/13/2010 in Local Columns

I have several friends who believe that there are three important holidays each year: Christmas, opening day of deer season and opening day of turkey season. The roots of hunting in the South run deep. References to hunting are included in the earliest accounts of the settlement of the Columbus area.

 

School superintendents face tough challenges

Posted 11/12/2010 in Dispatch Editorials

The departure of Steve Montgomery as West Point Schools superintendent after four years is lamentable, but right on schedule, according to recent education studies.

 

 

Disappointed by lack of support for veterans

I would like to voice my displeasure with some of the businesses and people in Columbus.

 

 

Thank you, veterans

Posted 11/11/2010 in Dispatch Editorials

They walk among us, most of the time unnoticed. But they're different than us. They are the combat veterans of the U.S. military.

 

 

Get it together, West Point

Posted 11/10/2010 in Dispatch Editorials

What's going on in West Point? The mayor jumps ship with no explanation. City board meetings seem to become ever more explosive, culminating with an ex-mayoral candidate getting dragged from the room Tuesday night.

 

 

Tacky behavior

Posted 11/9/2010 in Dispatch Editorials

Some disturbing behavior has accompanied the five-month-old strike at Omnova Solutions in Columbus.

 

 

Gwen Lollar: Thinking of the sacrifices

I wanted to express in Voice of the People my views regarding the veterans and their courage to serve our country. I recently attended the Veterans' Day Parade on Saturday with my 85-year-old father, Joseph R. Johnson.

 

Ask Rufus: Stories to preserve

Posted 11/6/2010 in Local Columns

This Thursday marks Veterans Day. I have been blessed to have grown up as a child surrounded by relatives who were veterans of not only World War II, but also World War I and the Spanish-American War.

Birney Imes: Classmates

Posted 11/6/2010 in Local Columns

Running a political campaign is a lot like organizing a class reunion, says Rex Gillis. He should know. Gillis, who has put together half a dozen reunions for his high school graduating class, managed Alan Nunnelee's successful Congressional campaign in Lowndes County.

 

Denise Hamm: A response

Trophies, medals, and awards are certainly perishable things. Yet, they are a simple way of rewarding hard work, ability, and success.

 

 

Shop locally this holiday season

Posted 11/6/2010 in Local Columns

The Christmas season has begun.

 

 

Roses and Thorns 11-7-10

Posted 11/6/2010 in Dispatch Editorials

Veterans of the U.S. armed forces, the Mississippi State University family, the Columbus Police Department, organizers and the army of volunteers of the Empty Bowls event, the city of Starkville's recycling committee and Ward 3 Alderman Eric Parker.

 

 

Our opinion: Take the time to serve

Posted 11/4/2010 in Dispatch Editorials

Occasionally, the Columbus-Lowndes Development Link will send around a list of city and county committee vacancies. These committees work behind the scenes to make things happen -- they tackle everything from policing historic districts to planting trees.

 

 

Chris Howard: Let it go, Gary

I enjoy the Dispatch.My favorite parts are the quiz, the letters and the comics. On Sundays I always read Rufus Ward and Shannon Bardwell.

 

 

Michael E. Williams: Supports The Eagles

I read Michael B. Dulaney's letter in Wednesday's paper about Victory Christian Academy's football team with some disappointment and have to question the timing here on the eve of the championship game.

 

 

Our opinion: Thanks, Travis, and good luck, Alan

Posted 11/3/2010 in Dispatch Editorials

Something as rare as a blue moon happened not once, but twice, on Tuesday night: Mississippi congressional incumbents lost their seats.

 

 

Bob Raymond: Show your love for Tops in Blue

The U.S. Air Force Tops In Blue will again perform in Columbus this Friday evening on the MUW campus. I would like to propose that we express our gratitude and appreciation to all these fine young performers by bringing them a little homemade treat.

 

 

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