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Roses and thorns 8-29-2010

Posted 8/29/2010 in Roses & Thorns

A rose to Sarah Sepaugh of Starkville for her efforts to preserve the city of Starkville's support of the library.

Rufus Ward: A first-hand account of Grierson's Cavalry Raid of 1863

Posted 8/29/2010 in Local Columns

One of the most famous calvary exploits of the Civil War was the Union calvary raid through Mississippi by Col. B.H.Grierson in 1863. The raid has been the subject of several books and even a John Wayne movie, "The Horse Soldiers."

Birney Imes: Wil Colom wants to help save the world

Posted 8/29/2010 in Local Columns

Sometimes the answer comes before the question is fully formed. Just ask Wil Colom. Eight years ago, the lawyer/businessman/entrepreneur happened to be standing on the Serengeti Plain in northern Tanzania in the presence of a Maasai warrior when he heard music.

 

Unions have outlived their usefulness

Steve Moore raised several good points in his letter supporting the right of labor unions to strike (Voice of the people, Aug. 25).

 

 

A biofuel plant for Columbus

Posted 8/27/2010 in Dispatch Editorials

In 2011, Columbus will be home to a cutting-edge biofuel production site, potentially paving the way for more renewable energy sources.

 

 

Peter Imes: How to unsend an e-mail in Gmail

Posted 8/26/2010 in Local Columns

Gmail is Google's free e-mail service. Through www.gmail.com, you can create an e-mail account that you can check on virtually any computer connected to the Internet. It's a replacement for Outlook or Apple Mail and is similar to Hotmail and Yahoo Mail.

 

 

Letter; Charmed by visit

My friends and I visited your town in June.

 

 

Letter: A response to critics of strikers

I am writing in response to the anonymous bloggers who have offered their opinions about the ongoing strike at Omnova. I worked at United Technologies formerly American Bosch beginning in the union ranks then moving into a management position.

 

Steve Mullen: The light in August is overrated

Posted 8/25/2010 in Local Columns

I learned back in college that William Faulkner's wife made a remark to him about the "light in August," giving him the name for one of his novels. (If you still can't guess which one, Google it.)

 

What's going on? To effectively combat crime, community must join with law enforcement

Posted 8/24/2010 in Dispatch Editorials

A group of men dressed like ninjas steals a truck and rams it through the front of a pawnshop. A second group comes back to rob the place again a couple days later.

 

 

Why liberalism is bad for America

In the article "Republicans have hot, cold feelings on Constitution," by Ben Evans, he states that Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-IL, has proposed nine amendments to the Constitution. Among them are the RIGHT to quality housing and education.

 

 

Thinks restaurant has explaining to do

My family and I have always enjoyed eating at Mi Toro's restaurant. They have good food at great prices.

 

Birney Imes: Birthday ruminations

Posted 8/21/2010 in Local Columns

A birthday is a time for reflection. I hope you will indulge me. Growing up in Columbus, my favorite pastime as a kid was cruising all over town on a bicycle. Across the river was off limits, so naturally, that's where we went. In those days all the honky tonks and beer joints were over there. We were more interested in the curb markets that sold firecrackers. I still fancy myself an explorer.

 

Peter Imes: Taking care of fraudulent Facebook accounts

Posted 8/19/2010 in Local Columns

 

 

'Don't ask my neighbor'

 

Steve Mullen: Back to the future: Starkville takes steps toward more livable community

Posted 8/18/2010 in Local Columns

What do Starkville and Oxford have in common? Starkville today reminds me much of Oxford, circa 1995. If you take offense at the suggestion that Starkville is 15 years behind Oxford, swallow your Bulldog pride and take a trip up there.

 

Letter: Transported back in time by column

I just read your article from April 24 about Charles Lindbergh's landing in Maben in 1923. It brought a smile to my face

 

 

Letter: Pop quiz

 

Roses and thorn 8-15-2010

Posted 8/15/2010 in Roses & Thorns

Roses and Thorns 8-15-2010

 

Letter: Thinks article was recruitment tool

The article written by Commercial Dispatch staff on Aug. 8 concerning the strike at the Omnova Solutions plant in Columbus, contains a website that recruits temporary replacement workers.

 

 

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