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Our View: Put remaining paving funds where they're most needed

Posted 5/7/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Although April's wet weather has caused some delays with the city of Columbus' paving projects, the project should be completed this month. Still though, a new decision about paving awaits the council.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Getting the sports moguls off our backs

Posted 5/7/2015 in National Columns

It was not out of a sense of decency that the National Football League recently let go of its tax-exempt status.

 

 

Voice of the people: Harriet Vaughn

 

 

Our View: City's refusal to follow law cannot be tolerated

Posted 5/6/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

On April 28, Columbus Mayor Robert Smith sent a letter to Lowndes County Board of Supervisors President Harry Sanders, informing him the city wanted to operate and manage the new small arms firing range, which was funded by both the county and city.

 

Slimantics: A janitor, a dog and dreams fulfilled

Posted 5/6/2015 in Local Columns

Tuesday, the Columbus Rotary Club held its Lowndes Young Leaders program at Lion Hill Center, where the group honored the graduating class 10th-graders from schools throughout the county.

 

Voice of the people: D. Presley Hutchens

 

 

Voice of the people: Raymond Gross

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Killer cops or malicious prosecutor?

Posted 5/5/2015 in National Columns

Who killed Freddie Gray?

 

 

Possumhaw: When flip-flops are the fashion

Posted 5/4/2015 in Local Columns

'Tis the season for family reunions and camping. My mother's family, the Newmans, gather in Natchez where the family home is located and still occupied by a fourth-generation Newman.

 

 

Froma Harrop: On the Internet, nobody knows you're a fraud

Posted 5/4/2015 in National Columns

There's been some tense back-and-forth over the Canadian mother who said she had stopped opposing vaccinations after all seven of her kids came down with whooping cough.

 

 

Outtakes: Coming clean

Posted 5/3/2015 in Local Columns

I did not know I stuttered until the fourth grade.

 

Ask Rufus: A summer porch

Posted 5/3/2015 in Local Columns

There is nothing like a good front porch in the spring and summer.

 

Our View: Nepal: In a small world, the obligation looms large

Posted 5/1/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

The world is much smaller than it used to be.

 

Lynn Spruill: Blessings counted

Posted 5/1/2015 in Local Columns

It's a glorious day. The sun is finally shining and the temperature is still mild. The air is softly scented with the wildness of privet hedge and honeysuckle.

Local voices: Life's little lessons

Posted 4/30/2015 in Local Columns

There were just too many of them and far too few of us. We couldn't stop them.

 

Our View: In praise of the teacher

Posted 4/30/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

The last few weeks have provided reminders of just how blessed our communities are with great teachers.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: Baltimore, comedy, and courage

Posted 4/30/2015 in National Columns

True words are often said in jest, it has long been said.

 

 

Our View: Judicial meddling

Posted 4/29/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

It concerned us recently when Columbus municipal judge Marc Amos was called before the city council and asked to explain a bond he set on April 13.

 

 

Voice of the people: Cameron Triplett

 

 

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