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Slimantics: The new police chief: a bewildering choice

Posted 1/20/2016 in Local Columns

Eighteenth Century British essayist Samuel Johnson once observed of a friend who was planning to re-marry a few years after his first marriage ended badly, "It is a triumph of hope over experience."

 

Kathleen Parker: Who are Trump's supporters in America? Authoritarians

Posted 1/20/2016 in National Columns

So you say you want a daddy for your president?

 

 

Our View: An easy fix for supes

Posted 1/19/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

For the past couple of years, the regular meetings of the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors have been largely tranquil gatherings.

 

 

Voice of the people: Alan and Cheryl Phillips

 

 

Rheta Johnson: Voila, New Orleans

Posted 1/19/2016 in Local Columns

It is Twelfth Night. Beneath a balcony in the French Quarter, we listen as dignitaries high above welcome Joan of Arc and the start of Carnival season.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Trump, Hitler comparisons give pause

Posted 1/19/2016 in National Columns

As a general rule, I loathe both Holocaust and slavery comparisons.

 

Possumhaw: Socks, shoes, underwear, oh my

Posted 1/18/2016 in Local Columns

On Dec. 18, 2015, I resolved not to purchase any apparel, including shoes or accessories, for a whole year.

 

Voice of the people: Cameron Triplett

 

 

Kathleen Parker: Lowered expectations are a blessing in disguise for Jeb Bush

Posted 1/18/2016 in National Columns

Reports of Jeb Bush's political death may be greatly exaggerated.

 

Nikki Haley's righteous gamble

Posted 1/16/2016 in National Columns

CHARLESTON, S.C.-- By broad consensus, the winner of Thursday night's GOP debate was Donald Trump, followed by Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, with most of the postgame commentary focused on "the fight" between Cruz and Trump. Oh, how we love a good fight.

 

Local voices: A eulogy for mom

Posted 1/16/2016 in Local Columns

She was an immigrant, accompanying her new husband in search of the American Dream. Eighteen years his junior, she spoke minimal English and left every relative across the Atlantic.

 

Grandma Willie's Jerusalem artichoke relish

Posted 1/16/2016 in Local Columns

A letter from a 93-year-old woman in Bartahatchie leads to living room in Brooksville. There on Thursday afternoon I heard stories about long-ago teenagers dancing barefoot in a local dance hall and learned some of the finer points of making Jerusalem artichoke relish.

Roses and thorns

Posted 1/16/2016 in Roses & Thorns

A rose to the community schools, churches and civic organizations for their programs honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the holiday set aside to remember the civil rights leader.

 

Meetings on gun violence not a cure, but a treatment

Posted 1/16/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

On Thursday, a group of Columbus residents gathered at Columbus High School to listen and speak on the subject of gun violence in the city.

 

Ask Rufus: Horses and Earthquakes

Posted 1/16/2016 in Local Columns

Horses and earthquakes may seem like an unusual mix of topics for a column that is generally about history and it is.

Lynn Spruill: Public spaces

Posted 1/15/2016 in Local Columns

It seems to be an issue that isn't an issue but is, if you know what I mean.

 

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