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Slimantics: A good day for the NRA...

Posted 10/3/2017 in Local Columns

Another mass shooting. We've had six of these large-scale shootings in the past 10 years alone, claiming more than 200 lives.


Voice of the people: Cameron Triplett



Charlie Mitchell: Farewell to one of the few who always put others first

Posted 10/3/2017 in Local Columns

The time has come to say farewell to Curlie L. Whiten Sr., who died last week at 94.


Possumhaw: Raising a soup garden

Posted 10/2/2017 in Local Columns

The cracks in the ground are so wide you could put a nickel in sideways. We've been running the yard sprinklers off well water for the last couple of weeks. For the entire summer season, we didn't see dry grass or tree leaves curling, not until now. A person could get use to no watering. Sam mostly mans the sprinklers, aiming them over the grass.


Other Editors: State correct in holding Equifax accountable

Posted 10/2/2017 in National Columns

Mississippi's involvement in a multistate investigation over the recent Equifax data breach is a step in the right direction to helping our residents understand better how such a significant incident occurred and what steps can be taken in the future to prevent such an error from happening again.



Leonard Pitts: We were idiots then

Posted 10/2/2017 in National Columns

We were such idiots then. That realization is, if you are a guy, an unavoidable hazard of seeing the new movie, "Battle of the Sexes."


Partial to Home: All things ancient

Posted 9/30/2017 in Local Columns

While most of us would declare the study of Latin and Greek terra incognita, Bob Wolverton would argue vehemently otherwise.

Ask Rufus: The Queen City Hotel

Posted 9/30/2017 in Local Columns

One of Columbus' most historic sites is also one of the most difficult about which to find a great deal of accurate information.


Voice of the people: Lee Roy Lollar



Leonard Pitts: So black athletes have forgotten their place?

Posted 9/30/2017 in National Columns

Dear black people: I guess we've messed up again. Seems like we're never going to learn how to properly protest, no matter how hard conservatives try to teach us.



Bernard Goldberg: Freedom from speech on campus

Posted 9/30/2017 in National Columns

It's not exactly a secret that liberal college campuses are among the most illiberal places in America. Liberals talk a good game about diversity -- but it's not diversity of opinion they have in mind. Just ask any number of prominent conservative speakers who got shouted down when they tried to speak on campus.



Our View: Survey can help legislators escape echo chamber

Posted 9/29/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Often politicians live and move and form their opinions and strategies from like-minded constituents.



Voice of the people: Bob Altman



Patrick Buchanan: Judge Moore and God's Law

Posted 9/29/2017 in National Columns

When elected chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court in 2000, Judge Roy Moore installed in his courthouse a monument with the Ten Commandments that Moses brought down from Mount Sinai carved into it.



Our View: Voters have the right to know details of hospital bids

Posted 9/28/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Tuesday, the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors opened and reviewed bids by prospective buyers of its county-owned hospital. This comes six weeks ahead of the Nov. 7 election during which voters will decide if the supervisors have permission to sell the hospital.



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