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Our View: MSU erred in aftermath of 'active shooter' incident

Posted 9/11/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Shortly after 10 a.m. on Aug. 27, Mississippi State University was notified by a Mississippi Highway Patrol officer that a suicidal student was on campus and intended to shoot himself or others.


Lynn Spruill: Convictions have consequences

Posted 9/11/2015 in Local Columns

This is not a new theme for me, so let me reiterate a core belief.


Patrick Buchanan: Kim Davis vs. judicial tyranny

Posted 9/11/2015 in National Columns



Our View: It is wise to look beyond the numbers

Posted 9/10/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Cats are better than dogs -- and vice versa -- as statistics, studies, magazine rankings and polls clearly indicate.



Patrick Buchanan: Islam's conquest of Europe

Posted 9/10/2015 in National Columns

"Liberalism is the ideology of Western suicide," wrote James Burnham in his 1964 "Suicide of the West."



Our View: Horse park another giant step closer to reality

Posted 9/9/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

For more than a year now, Lowndes County and the Mississippi State University Extension Service have been working on plans to build a multi-purpose outdoor facility that could be used for horse and livestock shows, 4H competitions and just about any other event suited to a large covered space.



Voice of the people: Andre Deforrest Roberts



Charlie Mitchell: Public's 'sword' can be used as shield by officials

Posted 9/8/2015 in Local Columns

Mississippi's access laws were designed as a sword for citizens seeking truth, but can become into a shield in the hands of reluctant public officials.


Ask Rufus: The Prairie that was

Posted 9/5/2015 in Local Columns

Karen and I went to Rosenzweig arts Center Thursday night for the opening of Frances Hairston's watercolor exhibit "Prairie Images: The Way I See It."


Rheta Grimsley Johnson: Elvis was Mississippi-made

Posted 9/5/2015 in National Columns

Made in China. Made in Mexico. The souvenirs our Virginia visitors bought at the Elvis birthplace museum in Tupelo, Mississippi, all were made far away in other countries, and I'm wondering why. Elvis wasn't made in China. He was made right here in Mississippi.



Leonard Pitts: 'Religious liberty' looks a lot like intolerance from here

Posted 9/5/2015 in National Columns

"To me," she said in a statement, "this has never been a gay or lesbian issue. It is about marriage and God's word. It is a matter of religious liberty." It's telling that Kim Davis chose those words to defend herself last week. Davis, the clerk of Rowan County, a rural, impoverished and previously obscure patch of northeastern Kentucky, made international headlines for her refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.


Susan Estrich: The summer of 2015

Posted 9/5/2015 in National Columns

In politics, this has been the summer of discontent, of revolt against Washington and established politics and, most of all, experienced politicians. How else to explain what is happening in both parties? Among Democrats, Independent Bernie Sanders is giving Hillary Clinton a run for her money in polls in Iowa and New Hampshire. And among Republicans, none of the top three candidates according to the latest polls -- Donald Trump, Dr. Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina -- have ever held elected office.

Shannon Bardwell: A place of indescribable calm

Posted 9/5/2015 in Local Columns

It seems like if you were going to be a friend to anyone, you'd be a friend of the library. Libraries are the most magical places where, on any given day, you could stroll right pass Mother Goose, alive and in person. The only other place something like that could happen would be maybe Disney World, or the downtown post office.


Our View: Enjoy the offerings

Posted 9/4/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

If you walk or drive over to Friendship Cemetery in Columbus, you might notice an abundance of bouquets spread across the historic grounds.


Lynn Spruill: E911 and police should share digs

Posted 9/4/2015 in Local Columns

Oktibbeha County is struggling over relocating E911 and balancing their mandate to provide the new Starkville Consolidated School District enough space to house their expanded administrative services.


Voice of the people: Bobbi Vaughn



Voice of the people: Melinda Howard



Voice of the people: Bob Smith



Patrick Buchanan: Do cops' lives matter to Obama?

Posted 9/4/2015 in National Columns

Barack Obama, as chief law enforcement officer of the United States, is going to have to stop acting like a conscientious objector in this war on cops.



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