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Our view: Developer hire key to payoff for Starkville

Posted 9/20/2012 in Dispatch Editorials

Certainly, parts of the recently-proposed Golden Triangle Regional Development Authority-especially the amount and methods of funding for the new organization-need to be explored further, but the plan will almost certainly come to fruition.



Our view: A refreshing change of direction...

Posted 9/19/2012 in Dispatch Editorials

Monday's meeting of the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau was a circumspect affair. The board did its business at a brisk pace, adjourning in about an hour. There were no wild allegations, no shouting matches, no flagrant flaunting of any rules.



Voice of the people: Barry Hinds



Voice of the people: Anne Freeze


Possumhaw: It's not about me

Posted 9/18/2012 in Local Columns

A friend showed me an email she received from her daughter. Her daughter is a full-time college student and has a full-time job at an attorney's firm. The email said that the attorney had called the office workers together and said, "Things are going to get a lot worse before they get better and it is going to happen soon."

Adele Elliott: Boob-tube politics

Posted 9/15/2012 in Local Columns

Are you tired of all the politicians and their inane rhetoric yet? Well, I hope not, because there is much more to come. Still, it is difficult not to be disgusted.


Our view: Betting on Joe

Posted 9/15/2012 in Dispatch Editorials

Friday afternoon the seven-member steering committee assigned the task of exploring a tri-county economic development coalition unveiled their findings before a large and generally supportive crowd at the East Mississippi Community College campus in Mayhew.


Slimantics: A look beyond the statistics...

Posted 9/14/2012 in Local Columns

Thursday afternoon at Emerson School in Starkville, I walked into a room full of statistics. And if the folks in charge had taken role, I imagine it would have gone something like this: Poverty? Here!


Voice of the people: Martin M. Pomphrey, Jr. M.D.

Reading your opinion in Wednesday's paper on the increasing expense of the GED test, I didn't know whether to laugh or cry.



Voice of the people: Brenda Caradine

The Commercial Dispatch was a great impetus to the success of the Tennessee Williams Tribute and Tour of Victorian Homes this year.



Our view: Lifeline, anyone?

Posted 9/13/2012 in Dispatch Editorials

Brandon Presley's visit to Columbus on Wednesday included a stop at The Dispatch. Presley is the Northern District Public Service Commissioner.



Voice of the people: Geraldine Gills



Voice of the people: Lynn Taylor



Our view: The curb appeal of Highway 45

Posted 9/11/2012 in Dispatch Editorials

Realtors call it curb appeal, and they will tell you that without it, selling a property is a difficult task.



Voice of the people: Cameron Triplett



Voice of the people: Harvey Myrick


Possumhaw: Waiting and watching ...

Posted 9/10/2012 in Local Columns

Last night just as we sat down to eat Sam pointed and said, "Three deer just stepped out from the trees."

Ask Rufus: Bear-hunting ... with a knife?

Posted 9/8/2012 in Local Columns

By Friday night I still had not decided what would be the subject of my column today. So for inspiration Karen and I walked down to the Stella Shouting Contest. It was a lot of fun, but not particularly inspirational for a history column.


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