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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.

 

Roses and Thorns

Posted 10/23/2010 in Roses & Thorns

Councilmen, Heritage seniors, Jermaine Hodges, Dustin Evans, Jeremy Evans, MUW

Birney Imes: Finding honor in compromise

Posted 10/23/2010 in Local Columns

Monday afternoon, in a room that looked like a set from Gone with the Wind, Dewitt Hicks called to order the monthly board meeting of the Columbus/Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Roses and thorns 10/23/10

Posted 10/23/2010 in Roses & Thorns

A thorn to Ward 5 Councilman Kabir Karriem, Ward 2 Councilman Joseph Mickens, Ward 1 Councilman Gene Taylor and Ward 4 Councilman Fred Stewart, for voting in favor of a business rezoning that the neighborhood didn't want.

 

Dianne Bean: Supports library director

As a career librarian I can appreciate Alice Shand's management of the Columbus public library.

 

 

Granting rezoning request the wrong decision

Posted 10/22/2010 in Dispatch Editorials

The rezoning case before the Columbus City Council this week may seem like a small matter in the great scheme of things, but it brought out the worst in our leaders.

 

 

Bulldogs riding high

Posted 10/21/2010 in Dispatch Editorials

It's a great week to be a Bulldog. The university is celebrating Homecoming this week. The maroon and white are riding a three-game winning streak, including a signature win over the University of Florida last week.

 

 

Clara Gilmer: Support for management and staff of library

We, the Board of Trustees of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library, welcome input from all our patrons.

 

Lacklen: Tea Party realities

Posted 10/21/2010 in Local Columns

Something very strange has happened to the Republican Party I called home for 32 years.

 

Benny Cooper: Joe Higgins' salary

After reading about Joe Higgins' $220,000 salary, I began wondering what fool or fools decided to pay this outrageous bloated salary to anyone in a public position, especially in today's economy.

 

 

George Gerhart: A Caledonia thank you

On behalf of the Town of Caledonia, I would like to say "Thank You" to our Caledonia Day Committee members, the community center hostesses and all of the vendors (food and others).

 

 

Rockey Allen: County crews

This week I traveled over 300 miles of road in Lowndes County and observed the county road crews cutting as much grass on private property as on county right of way.

 

 

J.B. Berry: Fabulous weekend

My wife and I and another couple have just returned from three days in your wonderful town.

 

 

Time to assess tourism priorities

Posted 10/19/2010 in Dispatch Editorials

It appears cooler heads did prevail. A rift over funds provided by the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau to the Columbus-Lowndes Development Link appears on its way to healing. The CVB voted Monday to give $178,500 to the Link, which manages industrial recruitment and serves as the city's chamber of commerce. That's a $18,500 cut from what the Link was expecting.

 

 

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