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Partial to Home: As pools proliferate, swimming holes nearing extinction

Posted 7/23/2016 in Local Columns

Nedra Mitchell has a lot of pictures on her cellphone. So many, it took her several minutes Thursday to dig up two images of swimming holes in the Caledonia area, one she took Memorial Day, the other about 40 years ago.

 

Other Editors: State's road and bridge maintenance plan still in play

Posted 7/23/2016 in National Columns

Supporters of a comprehensive state road and bridge maintenance plan haven't been able to persuade the state's political leadership that it is important enough to become an urgent priority, but that situation may change.

 

 

Rheta Grimsley Johnson: A personal Magic Kingdom invaded

Posted 7/23/2016 in National Columns

Most of us, if we are lucky, have one place in our lives we have seen that exceeds all expectations, that we keep in our minds like an escape hatch from the dreary routine of daily existence or failed dreams.

 

 

Patrick J. Buchanan: Ted Cruz and the Trump takeover

Posted 7/23/2016 in National Columns

The self-righteousness and smugness of Ted Cruz in refusing to endorse Donald Trump, then walking off stage in Cleveland, smirking amidst the boos, takes the mind back in time.

 

 

Our View: New hope for Lee Middle School property

Posted 7/22/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

For five years now, Lee Middle School has sat vacant, and it may be several years before we see any activity on the property.

 

Lynn Spruill: Wynn-dy City Blues

Posted 7/22/2016 in Local Columns

As a frequent recipient of Alderman Wynn's unwavering disapproval, I am inclined to pay closer attention than most to her comments at the board table on any given Tuesday.

 

Leonard Pitts: Cop killers serve no cause

Posted 7/22/2016 in National Columns

How can anyone ever explain this to Mason? He's only 4 months old, so that moment still lies years in the future. Still, at some point, too soon, he will ask the inevitable questions, and someone will have to tell him how his dad was shot to death for being a police officer in Baton Rouge.

 

 

Our View: Bulldog Bash must remain in Starkville

Posted 7/21/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

The relationship between Mississippi State University and the city of Starkville is essential to the success of both, though at times that seems to be forgotten.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: People should not play Pokemon at Auschwitz

Posted 7/21/2016 in National Columns

Here's something I never thought I'd have to say. People should not play Pokemon at Auschwitz.

 

 

Jaime Stiehm: The summer of our discontent

Posted 7/21/2016 in National Columns

Now is the summer of our discontent, Shakespeare might say, with none to make it glorious.

 

 

Our View: College campuses play important role in battle against tobacco

Posted 7/20/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

By the end of the year, all three of our area's college campuses will be officially tobacco-free.

 

 

Voice of the people: Earl Windle

 

 

Kathleen Parker: After speech debacle, the Trump campaign leaves Melania out to dry

Posted 7/20/2016 in National Columns

Imitation may be the highest form of flattery, but plagiarism, not so much.

 

 

Our View: Presley's role as facilitator important in Southern Cross discussions

Posted 7/19/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Ever since the new invention of barbed wire made it to the western United States more than 140 years ago, there has been a debate in this country over whether private property can be encroached upon for the greater common good.

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: Two hopefuls just looking for a bit of advice

Posted 7/19/2016 in Local Columns

With apologies to Ann Landers and Abigail Van Buren ..

 

 

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