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Our View: Starkville makes a wise investment in the future

Posted 5/18/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Before Tuesday, getting the city of Starkville to join the industrial development game had been sort of like bathing a cat: You can do it, but you're going to get scratched up a bit.

 

 

Voice of the people: Carol Frazier

 

 

Leonard Pitts: George Zimmerman takes a victory lap on a dead boy's grave

Posted 5/18/2016 in National Columns

It was not enough just to kill Sam Hose. No, they had to make souvenirs out of him.

 

 

Our View: A tale of two cities

Posted 5/17/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

It is only 150 miles from Phoenix to Flagstaff, yet the difference between the two Arizona cities is striking.

 

 

Froma Harrop: A Life in Numbers

Posted 5/17/2016 in National Columns

Numbers are how one keeps score. Those who engage in any competitive endeavor -- business, sports, even weight loss -- seek numbers to tell them how well they're doing and how much better than how many other people.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Is Mitt on a Suicide Mission?

Posted 5/17/2016 in National Columns

"It's a suicide mission," said the Republican Party Chairman.

 

Possumhaw: Toxins of spring, prepare and beware

Posted 5/16/2016 in Local Columns

'Tis the season for creeping vines waiting to bring forth untold misery to the gentle gardener.

 

Wyatt Emmerich: One level of separation from The Beatles

Posted 5/16/2016 in National Columns

The Delta, home of the blues, can capitalize on music tourism. The new Grammy Museum in Cleveland is a big step in that direction.

 

 

Voice of the people: Cameron Triplett

 

Partial to Home: Questions without answers

Posted 5/14/2016 in Local Columns

A woman in our group wonders aloud if the birds were singing when the air was filled with ash. I walk over to the fence and balance my recorder on the rusting strands of barbed wire.

Lynn Spruill: Economic gambles

Posted 5/13/2016 in Local Columns

There are arguably two examples of successful economic development park projects in Starkville.

 

Jaime Stiehm: Trump a long-lost, not-so-great nephew to Jackson

Posted 5/13/2016 in National Columns

Andrew Jackson, anyone? How about a new Trail of Tears? Let's go back to the 1830s, unruly times that tried our souls. Mob rage and violence rose to a peak, anger spilling over Southern slavery.

 

Slimantics: The liberating luxury of bare feet

Posted 5/12/2016 in Local Columns

Although there are some movies that capture the essence of what it means to be a newspaper journalist, no film has managed to capture the day-to-day reality of the job.

 

Froma Harrop: Can we face away from Facebook?

Posted 5/12/2016 in National Columns

Facebook remains uncontested as the social media champ of Wall Street.

 

 

Our View: A testament to Title IX

Posted 5/11/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Beginning today and continuing through Saturday, Mississippi State will host the Southeastern Conference Softball Tournament, something almost unimaginable as recently as 20 years ago.

 

 

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