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The “new” Dispatch

The new, narrower Dispatch should indeed be easier for some to handle. I am essentially one-armed since my left side was severely handicapped by a stroke five years ago. The daily TV listings should not be too much of a problem, as long as you list the NEXT day’s programs. Some people don’t get a paper until late in the afternoon.


Birney Imes: Joe Hogan’s legacy

Posted 3/14/2009 in Local Columns

“Hey, didn’t you say you were on Paul Harvey?” Nancy Perkins asked her husband when she heard news of the radio broadcaster’s death recently. 

Roses and thorns 3-15-09

Posted 3/14/2009 in Roses & Thorns

Mississippi University for Women, Dr. Del Phillips and Willie E. King


Okie dokie politics



Del Phillips: An innovative plan for educational improvement

Posted 3/11/2009 in Local Columns



Questions accountability



Willie King

Posted 3/11/2009 in Dispatch Editorials



Agrees with letter writer, columnist


Roses and thorns

Posted 3/7/2009 in Roses & Thorns


A vote for the Corps property



Defining leadership



Phone call leads to encounter with supervisor



Brooks a direct reflection of his constituency


Steve Mullen: Supervisors' 'belly bump' part of life in the Friendly City

Posted 3/4/2009 in Local Columns

Columbus is known as the Friendly City, something I pointed out last week, commenting that it was “a pretty good nickname, as it’s tough to find an unfriendly person.” The paper was barely on the street and the column on the Web site before a challenge landed in my e-mail inbox.


Choosing a site for the sportsplex

Posted 3/4/2009 in Dispatch Editorials

This week the county took one more step toward what until recently has been a mirage on the distant horizon, a sportsplex.



Local schools: Dare to compare



Extraordinary customer service



Thankful for the American Dream


Roses and thorns 3-1-09

Posted 2/28/2009 in Roses & Thorns

City/county ad hoc sportsplex committee, Jackie Exum, Lowndes County Underage Drinking Coalition, Columbus High School Assistant Principal Jill Savely, Rosalyn Hodge and Sarah Wilson


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