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Our opinion: Land deal exposes Columbus' good ol' boy system

Posted 10/30/2010 in Dispatch Editorials

Columbus Light and Water's deal with a local developer to pay $996,000 for 118 acres, on which it plans to spread treated sewage, is smellier than we thought.

 

Roses and thorns 10-30-10

Posted 10/30/2010 in Roses & Thorns

West Point Mayor Scott Ross; Caledonia Elementary School; and Columbus Light and Water Department board

 

James Clayton Terry: To the mayor of Crawford

Dear Mayor Tolon: I bear witness to all the troubles that your city has undergone for longer than I can remember.

 

 

Bill Wells: Stinky land deal

I have no idea what the "going rate" for prime farmland is in this area, but research on the 'net shows me that prime farmland in Illinois is averaging $5,000 per acre.

 

 

Gary A. Chism: 'Fire Nancy Pelosi!'

Since 2007, when Nancy Pelosi was elected Speaker of The US House of Representatives, our national debt has risen $5 trillion. Let's get a perspective of how much money a trillion dollars represents.

 

 

Roy Edward Grubb: Childers vs. Nunnelee

I want to thank Travis Childers for the letter I received Monday, Oct. 25, in the mail. If the people think Nunnelee is going to win the election, better think differently.

 

Birney Imes: Hamburgers like none other

Posted 10/30/2010 in Local Columns

When I was a kid, my mother on Saturday nights would pile us children into her Buick station wagon and take us to a drive-in on Sand Road for hamburgers.

 

Have a safe Halloween

Posted 10/29/2010 in Dispatch Editorials

 

 

Our opinion: Take fire safety seriously

Posted 10/28/2010 in Dispatch Editorials

It has been nearly a year since the worst fire in modern Mississippi history, and with another season of chilly weather bearing down on us, we're hoping lessons have been learned.

 

 

Cameron Triplett: Political endorsements

It's a shame and a sad commentary on people and today's politics when "loyal subscribers" and "close friends" get so bent out of shape over a newspaper's endorsement of ANY candidate that they cancel a subscription or refuse to look the publisher in the face.

 

 

Doug Warren: Lights needed

There is a great need for overhead lighting on the 82 Bypass east of Military Road exit to Highway 50 exit.

 

 

Scott Colom: Facts matter

Posted 10/28/2010 in Local Columns

President Barack Obama is not a Muslim. He isn't secretly trying to replace capitalism in America with socialism. This means he isn't a communist. He didn't inherit an anti-imperialist, anti-colonial gene from his father that causes him to hate small businesses. He doesn't look like Hitler. He doesn't have a deep-seated hatred of white people that is going to result in his banning the possession of firearms. He wasn't born in Kenya.

 

 

Our opinion: Save the bell

Posted 10/27/2010 in Dispatch Editorials

Another Mississippi football tradition is on the ropes. Mississippi State football fans' unwillingness to silence their cowbells during game play, despite the pleadings of athletic officials, could lead to their ban from Davis Wade Stadium.

 

 

Christine White: Supports Coleman

I've been a citizen of Clay County my entire life, and despite a strong interest in local politics, I have never taken pen in hand to write on behalf of a candidate for a particular race because I feel there has never been so qualified and deserving a candidate as Lee Coleman for Place 3 of the 16th Circuit Court.

 

 

Mrs. Theo J. Gordon: Thanks for support

Covenant Presbyterian Church wishes to acknowledge the open-hearted giving of the people of Columbus at our annual yard sale on Oct. 16 that was for the benefit of a small boy named Ben and his family who live near Mobile.

 

 

Nina Peele: Supports Starks

The residents of Oktibbeha, Lowndes, Clay and Noxubee have the opportunity to elect a new judge in the Place 1 race. I strongly urge you to vote for William Starks.

 

Birney Imes: Political endorsements

Posted 10/26/2010 in Local Columns

If you've ever run a business, chances are you've had to conduct a job interview. As a manager, the decisions about the people you put in positions of responsibility are among the most consequential you make for your company.

 

Our view: This land purchase stinks

Posted 10/26/2010 in Dispatch Editorials

Something smells here. Columbus Light and Water's decision to pay $996,000 for 118 acres of property near Pickensville Road and Shady Lane seems mighty hasty -- and mighty expensive.

 

 

Carol Littlejohn: Moving evokes flood of memories

Posted 10/25/2010 in Local Columns

Well, I guess you have wondered where in this world I have been. I have been doing that little something called building a new house. Yes, the next phase of my life is beginning. Blue Cross is right about somethings - I have found myself in another age bracket and you guessed it, a rate increase.

 

 

Endorsement: Travis Childers for the 1st District

Posted 10/23/2010 in Dispatch Editorials

As the midterm election approaches, Americans -- north Mississippians among them -- remain mired in recession and disgusted with Washington. Now as two years ago, voter ire has mounted against the party that happens to be in power. Republicans stand to regain control of the House of Representatives, and possibly even the Senate. Eight years of disastrous Republican policies under George W. Bush are seemingly forgotten, trumped by disappointment over the first two years of the Obama administration and Democratic leadership in Congress.

 

 

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