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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

 

Leonard Pitts: 'What Can I Do?' Let's find out

Posted 4/29/2015 in National Columns

Tracy is tired. She was tired even before Baltimore burned this week.

 

Our View: Confederate Memorial Day?

Posted 4/28/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

The U.S. Civil War ended 150 years ago this month and Monday, Mississippi celebrated Confederate Memorial Day.

 

 

Voice of the people: Mike Willis

 

 

Voice of the people: James Clayton Terry

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: 'Last (white) Democrat in Dixie' is still chugging along

Posted 4/28/2015 in Local Columns

Former Gov. Haley Barbour, whose pristine pedigree in Republican America is unmatched, inspired a headline a few of weeks ago with a speech on Mike Espy Scholars Day at Jackson's historically black Tougaloo College.

 

Possumhaw: Something to talk about

Posted 4/27/2015 in Local Columns

Remember when "the birds and the bees" was a euphemism for the "facts of life" which was a euphemism for sex?

 

Leonard Pitts: 'Normal' is gone for good

Posted 4/27/2015 in National Columns

After all, NRA chief Wayne LaPierre traded his dog whistle for an air horn at a recent gathering of the gun faithful in Washington, D.C. "I have to tell you," he said, "eight years of one demographically-symbolic president is enough." Subtle, it was not.

 

Ask Rufus: Art, lost gold mines and Walt Disney

Posted 4/25/2015 in Local Columns

Recently there was a television series about some treasure hunters out west having found an old map that they thought would lead them to a long lost gold mine.

Partial to Home: The Lord's mysterious ways

Posted 4/25/2015 in Local Columns

So I'm standing in line waiting to place my order at the Old Country Bakery in Brooksville and this voice says, "Why didn't you say in your column that you ate here?"

Roses and thorns: 4/26/15

Posted 4/25/2015 in Roses & Thorns

A rose to everyone who participated in this year's Relay for Life, including sponsors, volunteers and members of the community who made donations to the cause.

 

Voice of the people: Lee Roy Lollar Jr.

Common sense. I was taught early on good and bad, right and wrong. The neighborhood moms would not hesitate to correct, discipline or call home. We were not allowed the luxury of saying my parents were the reason for my actions.

 

 

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