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Slimantics: Coming soon: The Columbus-Lowndes Parks and Ruin Authority

Posted 10/4/2016 in Local Columns

Monday, the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors met with city of Columbus and members of the Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority to dig deep into the issues facing the parks system.

 

Our View: Volunteers can fill void for isolated students

Posted 10/3/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: There's only one issue in the presidential election

Posted 10/3/2016 in National Columns

Discontent is the driving force in this election. If boorishness and tax returns mattered, Donald Trump would have been toast long before now.

 

Ask Rufus: Columbus and Mississippi's Bicentennial

Posted 10/1/2016 in Local Columns

Today, the Bicentennial of Mississippi kicks off here in Columbus but another bicentennial is also fast approaching -- that of the founding of Columbus.

 

Voice of the people: Berry Hinds

 

 

Voice of the people: Joe Dillon

 

 

Leonard Pitts: The presidency is not a reality show

Posted 10/1/2016 in National Columns

"What newspapers and magazines did you regularly read before you were tapped for this to stay informed and to understand the world?"

 

 

Patrick J. Buchanan: Trump right on trade predators

Posted 10/1/2016 in National Columns

Is America still a serious nation?

 

 

Rheta Grimsley Johnson: Home is where the art is

Posted 10/1/2016 in National Columns

Last week the temperatures dropped, the sedum in the front yard turned blush pink, SEC teams took the field, an owl hooted, and it was safe to go on the porch again. Fall is always worth the wait.

 

Slimantics: Ban a book, rob a mind

Posted 9/30/2016 in Local Columns

This week is Banned Books Week, a week the American Library Association (ALA) sets aside each year to call attention to what, in the minds of literate people, is the one of the most frustrating, wrong-headed, counter-productive practices in civilized society.

Lynn Spruill: Inspiring voter registration

Posted 9/30/2016 in Local Columns

The presidential election has, by all accounts, been an unpleasant experience regardless political affiliation.

 

Voice of the people: Marion Whitley

 

 

Voice of the people: Martha Kirkley

 

 

Jaime Stiehm: Notes from a jumpy one-horse town

Posted 9/30/2016 in National Columns

Whoa, Nellie! This one-horse town is as jumpy and jittery as I've ever seen it.

 

 

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