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Ask Rufus: Streetcars in Columbus

Posted 3/27/2010 in Local Columns

A reader asked about the streetcars or electric trolley line that once served Columbus. For an answer, I called on Columbus architect and historian Sam Kaye, who knows more about the old trolley lines than anyone else.

Roses and thorns 3-28-2010

Posted 3/27/2010 in Roses & Thorns

A rose to the Mississippi State women’s basketball team for earning the program’s first trip to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament.

Birney Imes: Abolitionists in Caledonia

Posted 3/27/2010 in Local Columns

Mike Murphy attributes his love of history to television and playing with toy soldiers as a kid.

 

Supports Nunnelee

The health care bill that President Obama just signed into law is a monstrosity that raises taxes, increases government spending at times when we are already deep in debt, and mandates unprecedented government intrusion into our lives. The new law is nothing short of a complete government takeover of our health care system, which comprises nearly one sixth of our economy.

 

 

Understanding hospice

I just want to address some of the misconceptions about hospice care.

 

Garthia Elena Burnett: Five men, one mission

Posted 3/26/2010 in Local Columns

I don’t know four people who I get along with a hundred percent of the time.

Steve Mullen: A pop quiz for the first quarter

Posted 3/24/2010 in Local Columns

We’re at the end of the first quarter of 2010, so we’re having a little pop quiz to see if you’ve been paying attention.

 

Byrne’s legacy still being written

Posted 3/23/2010 in Dispatch Editorials

It’s hard to hang on to the good ones. Monday’s news of the departure of Mississippi State University Athletic Director Greg Byrne proved that axiom. Anyone who spent time with Byrne, or heard him speak, knew instantly that he is an up-and-comer destined for great things.

 

 

Alarmed and angry

The Democratic Congressional leadership and the president have just adopted legislation against the will of the majority of the American people that will increase an already hemorrhaging budget deficit and will amount to the beginning of socialized medicine in America. President Obama had repeatedly made campaign promises that he would change the political climate and that it would not be “politics as usual” in Washington. He has made good on his promises. His politics are much worse.

 

Roses and thorns 3-21-10

Posted 3/20/2010 in Roses & Thorns

Army National Guard Alpha Battery 2-114 Strike Battalion; Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman; Leslie Frazier; organizers and visitors for the Mississippi Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship’s 16th Annual State Conference; and city leaders

Birney Imes: Surviving with grace

Posted 3/20/2010 in Local Columns

After her Friday morning workout at the Fitness Factor, Pat Wayman came home, put on her work clothes and spent the next five hours clearing underbrush in the woods bordering her backyard. Around 4:30 a friend came over and the two of them went through her beehives.

 

Three ways to improve health care

The health care reform debate has gripped the public's attention. Some people like the reform, others dislike it because it either does too much or not enough. In my opinion, this reform is way too broad and sweeping to really do what people expect or want it to do. Instead of a massive bill, I have a simple, three step plan to correct health care in the United States.

 

Bert Montgomery: The double-wide gospel

Posted 3/19/2010 in Local Columns

Roger Miller sings about trailers, be they for sale or rent. Kid Rock reminds us that unlike Ice Cube, he ain't outta Compton but straight outta trailer. And Jimmy Buffet, the son of a son of a sailor, is just glad he doesn't live in a trailer.

 

Domtar closing: Sad and painful news

Posted 3/18/2010 in Dispatch Editorials

The Domtar Columbus paper mill closing is tragic and a blow to the local economy. The facility, forever known by many as simply “Weyerhaeuser,” has for decades been an economic cornerstone of Lowndes County, and its employees have played a significant role in the civic life of this community. This is sad news, indeed.

 

 

Lost jobs and the federal government

Mr. James Hunt seems to have done some cogitating on the job situation at The W and elsewhere. Years ago, when NAFTA was proposed and became law, I (and probably hundreds of others) saw jobs moving overseas/out of the country. The only end result could be people out of work which leads to a recession, or depression if you are one of those out of work.

 

 

Nathan Bedford Forrest in West Point

To Steve Mullen re: What would Ulysses do? You said in this column that you imagine S. D. Lee and Nathan Bedford Forrest rode their mounted soldiers through at some point. (Highway 45A near the Clay County line) Forrest certainly did.

 

Steve Mullen: What would Ulysses do?

Posted 3/17/2010 in Local Columns

It’s worth taking a tour of Mississippi State University’s newly digitized version of “The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant," a chunk of the president’s writings and other Grant-related items now housed there.

Roses and thorns: 3-14-2010

Posted 3/13/2010 in Roses & Thorns

Roses and thorns 3-12-2010

Birney Imes: Sparks fly

Posted 3/13/2010 in Local Columns

Eunice Pruitt has been obsessive about welding since he was 6 years old.

Steve Mullen: When the power goes out

Posted 3/10/2010 in Local Columns

A Titanic clap of thunder jolts me awake with a start. That one must’ve been right on top of us. A second peal a minute later knocks out the power. There’s a moment of darkness before WCBI’s generator kicks on, allowing the building’s sign to throw a little artificial light down Fifth Street.

 

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