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Possumhaw: It was a bluebird day

Posted 10/8/2018 in Local Columns

The rains came, filling the lakes and greening the grass again. The temperatures dropped 10 degrees, making the days more pleasant. We seem to be grass cutting and bush-hogging later into the year. Sam tucks away the tractor and the lawnmower for the season, only to pull it out again. "Maybe one more cut," he says.

Partial to Home: Remembering Bob

Posted 10/7/2018 in Local Columns

The characteristic that probably best defined Bob McIntyre was his willingness to help others. Plenty of other adjectives apply: He was smart, kind, curious and very funny. People loved him. The goodness in him was plain to see.


Leonard Pitts: 'The Republican Party has clearly lost its way'

Posted 10/7/2018 in National Columns

The other day, a woman confessed to me that she's a Republican.


Ask Rufus: The Lost Heroes of Memorial Day

Posted 10/6/2018 in Local Columns

This week a project will commence to try and locate lost graves of Union soldiers who were buried in Friendship Cemetery in Columbus during the Civil War.

Slimantics: State-wide poll gives insight into coming elections

Posted 10/5/2018 in Local Columns

Millsaps College, in cooperation with Chism Strategies, released the finds from its latest quarterly poll of Mississippi voters this week and the results show some intriguing views as Mississippians go to vote next month and next year.


Patrick Buchanan: We are all deplorables now

Posted 10/5/2018 in National Columns

Four days after he described Christine Blasey Ford, the accuser of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, as a "very credible witness," President Donald Trump could no longer contain his feelings or constrain his instincts.



Marc Dion: If some skank complains...

Posted 10/5/2018 in National Columns

In light of recent news of a national war between the sexes, I'm going to tell you a little story I think explains everything.



Our View: Starkville wisely learns from unwise 1998 annexation

Posted 10/4/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

No one wants to annex like it's 1998.



Mona Charen: A word on behalf of religion

Posted 10/4/2018 in National Columns

These have been hard times for American institutions. Over the past four to five decades, confidence in nearly every institution of American life has declined.



Our View: Enough.

Posted 10/3/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

During his campaign rally Tuesday night in DeSoto County, President Trump did what no Republican Senator nor even the Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, dared to do: He mocked Christine Blasey Ford, whose testimony during Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing has delayed, if not derailed the nomination.



Michael Ramirez: No justice for the justice

Posted 10/3/2018 in National Columns

Supreme Court appointments are perhaps the most important confirmations of our lifetime because they are lifetime appointments. They directly affect our lives and American jurisprudence for decades. It is the selection of who determines the law of the land.



Leonard Pitts: Where there's doubt, men get the benefit thereof

Posted 10/3/2018 in National Columns

Let's get something straight: Men are not the victims here.



Our View: The potential of a new Leigh Mall owner

Posted 10/2/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

When The Dispatch reported Leigh Mall would go up for auction in December, it created an immediate response in the community and rightly so.



Voice of the people: Raymond Overstreet



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