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Jay Lacklen: Book readers

Posted 5/17/2010 in Local Columns

There are two types of people in the world, those who read books, and those who do not.

 

A few things

Due to a recent reporting of a rash of disciplinary action(s) being taken on students in the USA because of various displays of our American Flag, I am enclosing copies of my Great Grandfather Frederick Brandt and my Grandfather Johan Frederick Holtmann's citizenship papers.

 

 

Tan Yard Park

The name "Tan Yard Park" is very fitting because of its historical background.

 

Birney Imes: My old school

Posted 5/15/2010 in Local Columns

More than 100 people took the opportunity Friday to go back and walk the halls of their old school one last time. The school, once Lee High, now Lee Middle, is closing its doors on what will be its final full school year.

Roses and Thorns 5-16-10

Posted 5/15/2010 in Roses & Thorns

Columbus police officers, Columbus Air Force Base, Trooper James Burrow, Hitching Lot Farmers' Market and the Starkville Community Market.

Ask Rufus: Before Columbus Air Force Base, there was Payne Field

Posted 5/15/2010 in Local Columns

This weekend is the spectacular air show at Columbus Air Force Base. Several people have asked about how long an air base has been here. The answer surprised most people, as Columbus Air Force Base was not the first pilot training base in the area.

Peter Imes: Columbus at 13,000 feet

Posted 5/15/2010 in Local Columns

I've logged quite a few hours in aircraft over the past 24 hours, but unfortunately I didn't earn any frequent flyer miles.

 

Editorial: Markets offer more than good food

Posted 5/14/2010 in Dispatch Editorials

While this page deals in differing opinions, there's one thing we can surely all agree on: good food.

 

 

Letters: Thanks to all

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of the runners, helpers and volunteers that helped to make this year's Columbus Leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run possible.

 

Garthia Elena Burnett: A code to live by

Posted 5/14/2010 in Local Columns

The Columbus City Council recently nixed a proposed code of ethics.

 

Peter Imes: What you need to know about Facebook privacy

Posted 5/13/2010 in Local Columns

If you are not one of the 400,000,000-plus people who have a Facebook account you should know that Facebook is a free website that can quickly connect you to virtually anyone you've ever met.

 

Steve Mullen: By any name, a sweet park

Posted 5/12/2010 in Local Columns

So what are we gonna call this thing?

 

Thanks, Rachel

Posted 5/11/2010 in Dispatch Editorials

Perched near the bustle and traffic of Main and Fifth streets downtown, the Rosenzweig Arts Center is an oasis of serenity -- anyone can put the brakes on a busy day, pause a few minutes and take refuge in the art on display.

 

 

Editorial: An honor well deserved

Posted 5/8/2010 in Dispatch Editorials

As thousands of Columbus residents and visitors from around the region flocked to downtown this weekend, enjoying the sights, sounds and tastes of the Market Street Festival, few probably realized the gargantuan effort that goes into staging the festival each year.

 

Roses and thorn 5-9-2010

Posted 5/8/2010 in Roses & Thorns

Roses to recent graduates of East Mississippi Community College, Mississippi University for Women and Mississippi State University.

Birney Imes: Market Street stories

Posted 5/8/2010 in Local Columns

Frances Hairston's great grandmother, Anna, moved to Yazoo City from Germany during the Civil War. No doubt it was an inopportune time and certainly it was an unlikely place, but the young girl was intrigued by stories told by visiting relatives who owned a store in the Delta town. Somehow Anna managed to convince her parents the move was a good idea.

Garthia Elena Burnett: City not so friendly anymore?

Posted 5/5/2010 in Local Columns

If you’ve had your ear to the grapevine over the past couple years, you’d think Columbus could be featured on an episode of “Gangland.”

Jay Lacklen: Cairo

Posted 5/3/2010 in Local Columns

Flying large Air Force cargo jets provides a marvelous tour of diverse cities world-wide. I found few as I expected them to be.

Roses and thorns 5-2-2010

Posted 5/2/2010 in Roses & Thorns

Roses to East Mississippi Community College for hosting Industry Appreciation Day at its Mayhew campus, Wednesday.

 

Letters: A bridge story

I am writing this letter to let you know of another bridge success story.

 

 

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