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Charlie Mitchell: Those who manage the state's money

Posted 4/10/2017 in Local Columns

When a family finds itself in a financial pickle and looks for advice, the admonition is always the same: Make a budget and stick to it.

 

Ask Rufus: The Voyage of the Gopher

Posted 4/8/2017 in Local Columns

Two years ago, I wrote a column about famed archaeologist Clarence Bloomfield Moore's expeditions up the Tombigbee and Black Warrior rivers between 1900 and 1906.

 

Leonard Pitts: Martin Luther King's other dream

Posted 4/8/2017 in National Columns

This is a column about Martin Luther King's other dream.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Nixon, LBJ & the first shots in the judges' war

Posted 4/8/2017 in National Columns

The Democrats' drive to defeat Neil Gorsuch is the latest battle in a 50-year war for control of the Supreme Court -- a war that began with a conspiracy against Richard Nixon by Chief Justice Earl Warren, Justice Abe Fortas and Lyndon Johnson.

 

Partial to Home: Rust is a color

Posted 4/8/2017 in Local Columns

Ben Kilgore would like to sell you a school bus. Not just any school bus, mind you, a '57 Chevy 3800. Condition is, well, rough. Maybe even rougher than the pictures on craigslist suggest.

 

Other editors: Survival: the best argument for seat belts

Posted 4/8/2017 in National Columns

It pains us to keep having this discussion but once again we need to talk. About seat belts.

 

Slimantics: A tale of two fathers

Posted 4/7/2017 in Local Columns

For most of his life, Peggy' Sue's dad was a racist.

 

Connie Schultz: Really, O'Reilly

Posted 4/7/2017 in National Columns

It's hard to give the complete list of companies pulling their ads right now from Bill O'Reilly's show on Fox News Channel, because the number keeps growing.

 

 

Our View: Lack of internet sales tax bad for state, local retailers

Posted 4/6/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Payless ShoeSource is filing bankruptcy and closing 400 stores across the country. A month ago, JCPenney announced it was closing 138 stores, including the one in Columbus.

 

 

Voice of the people: Steve Stuart

 

 

Wyatt Emmerich: Homage to an old pilot

Posted 4/6/2017 in Local Columns

There's an old pilot saying: There are old pilots and there are bold pilots, but there are no old bold pilots. And then there is my father-in-law Bob Knight.

 

 

Our View: Our waterways, both beautiful and dangerous

Posted 4/5/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Sunday's tragic drowning death of a Columbus man on the Tombigbee River should serve as a reminder to us all that the natural world, for all its beauty, can be a powerful, even deadly force.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Why Is Kim Jong Un our problem?

Posted 4/5/2017 in National Columns

"If China is not going to solve North Korea, we will."

 

 

Our View: Wagering on agriculture

Posted 4/4/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

It's gambling season in Mississippi, the time of year piles of money are buried in the soil, and we wait to see what happens in six months.

 

 

Voice of the people: Luther Munford

 

 

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