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Voice of the people: Bob Raymond



Our View: Camp Jigsaw: Putting the pieces of autism together

Posted 6/29/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

This week, about 50 boys ages 12-to-21 will be at a camp at Mississippi State. Like any other camp, a heavy emphasis will be put on having fun and being active. And if that were all the camp achieved, it would be considered a success.



Connie Schultz: No recess for the American public

Posted 6/29/2017 in National Columns

On Tuesday, public outrage forced the Republicans to postpone their vote to gut the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid.


Slimantics: There are no one-week solutions to poverty

Posted 6/28/2017 in Local Columns

When I arrived at the scene of the last week's World Changers project in Steens, my first thought was that no licensed contractor would touch it. It was simply too far gone for human habitation.

Wyatt Emmerich: Rebellion has a long history in America

Posted 6/28/2017 in Local Columns

The Declaration of Independence was written by five men: John Adams, Roger Sherman, Robert Livingston, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin.


Our View: A woman's work ...

Posted 6/27/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

"Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did," it was once noted, "just backward and in high heels." This week, Mississippi State is sponsoring what it calls a "Bulldog Bytes" camp at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Columbus.



Voice of the people: Raymond Gross



Charlie Mitchell: Neighbors 'up north' take a different approach

Posted 6/27/2017 in National Columns

The Mississippi Legislature reduced funding for community colleges, causing an upsurge in the cost of attendance. Lawmakers in Tennessee made community colleges tuition-free, likely to cause an upsurge in attendance.


Possumhaw: Where are the card catalogs?

Posted 6/26/2017 in Local Columns

The library seemed a bit formidable as I pulled the heavy door open. I stepped inside, surveyed the room, and moved toward the large desk that looked like a help station. I love libraries and respect them.


Voice of the people: Mildred Wiggins



Wyatt Emmerich: Effort to improve state's roads sucker punched by Koch brothers

Posted 6/26/2017 in National Columns

Mississippi voters need to get up to speed on the debate about highway funding. There's a lot of money on the line. How much money? TRIP, a national transportation research group, just completed a study claiming deficient roads are costing Mississippians $2.9 billion a year in vehicle repairs, traffic delays and crashes. That's about $1,500 per vehicle.


Ask Rufus: Celebrating the Fourth

Posted 6/24/2017 in Local Columns

To celebrate Independence Day, there will be a grand fireworks show at the Stennis Lock and Dam, East Bank, on July 1.

Partial to Home: A visit with Bo 'Tomato Man' Jones

Posted 6/24/2017 in Local Columns

The inquisitive traveler headed east from Columbus to Tuscaloosa, Birmingham or points beyond will find it rewarding in unexpected ways to take the slow road out of town -- Highway 182, which in Alabama becomes (Pickens) County Road 30.


Other Editors: Dedicated community leaders

Posted 6/24/2017 in National Columns

The work to revitalize, enhance and promote communities across Mississippi is often done by dedicated community leaders whose efforts can easily go unheralded.


Patrick J. Buchanan: The passing of the Pelosi era

Posted 6/24/2017 in National Columns

In the first round of the special election for the House seat in Georgia's Sixth District, 30-year-old Jon Ossoff swept 48 percent. He more than doubled the vote of his closest GOP rival, Karen Handel.


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