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Slimantics: Everyone should vote for Bryant, unless ...

Posted 10/30/2015 in Local Columns

Tuesday, Mississippians will go to the polls to determine the outcome of numerous local and state elections, including who will be our governor.

Lynn Spruill: Focused on a solution

Posted 10/30/2015 in Local Columns

One of the overriding challenges facing organizations is how to increase membership and encourage wider involvement.

 

Kathleen Parker: Jeb Bush: No more Mr. Nice Candidate

Posted 10/29/2015 in National Columns

When all else is failing, reinvent yourself.

 

 

Voice of the people: Mark Jackson

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Where there is no police accountability, justice is tenuous

Posted 10/28/2015 in National Columns

The question was first posed by Juvenal, a Latin poet whose life spanned the first and second centuries: Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Translation: "Who watches the watchmen?"

 

 

Our View: Time for voters to do their homework; the test is a week away

Posted 10/27/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Next Tuesday, voters will go to the polls to determine a handful of local offices, as well as decide the outcome of statewide races, including governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general.

 

 

Voice of the people: Willard Wells

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: America in search of a cause?

Posted 10/27/2015 in National Columns

"If the Cold War is over, what's the point of being an American?" said Rabbit Angstrom, the protagonist of the John Updike novels.

 

Possumhaw: Answered prayer. Amen.

Posted 10/26/2015 in Local Columns

As I write this, a burn ban rages across the state.

 

Voice of the people: Nancy Mann Johnson

 

 

Voice of the people: Benny Cooper

 

Ask Rufus: Loopers discover Columbus

Posted 10/25/2015 in Local Columns

A week ago I had the pleasure of meeting some folks from out of town who were just passing through.

Birney Imes: Backyard, 6:30 a.m.

Posted 10/24/2015 in Local Columns

A thick down comforter of gray clouds pressed against the morning sky. The fringe along the eastern edge of the clouds was the color of July peaches. Before sunrise late last week, I had come outside, coffee in hand, to admire the explosion of yellow swamp sunflowers in our otherwise fading backyard. The sunflowers are perennials that grow and grow -- some are as tall as 12-feet -- and you wonder if they will ever bloom.

 

Our view: EMCC officials face big questions with football program

Posted 10/24/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

The football team at East Mississippi Community College was eliminated from postseason play Friday by the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges. The ruling came after an onfield brawl during a game Thursday. MACJC stated that the punishment was mandated by the National Junior College Athletic Association rules.

 

 

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