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Birney Imes: Local gardeners put on the dog

Posted 6/7/2014 in Local Columns

In the spring Columbus residents quietly and with little fanfare transform their town into an oversized botanical garden.


Froma Harrop: Not much to lose in move from coal

Posted 6/6/2014 in National Columns

Barack Obama need not ask how well he's doing in coal country, because the answer is always the same: Not well.


Ernie Pyle: D-Day, a pure miracle

Posted 6/6/2014 in National Columns

Due to a last-minute alteration in the arrangements, I didn't arrive on the beachhead until the morning after D-day, after our first wave of assault troops had hit the shore.


Ernie Pyle: The Horrible Waste of War

Posted 6/6/2014 in National Columns

I took a walk along the historic coast of Normandy in the country of France.



Ernie Pyle: A Long Thin Line Of Personal Anguish

Posted 6/6/2014 in National Columns

In the preceding column we told about the D-day wreckage among our machines of war that were expended in taking one of the Normandy beaches.



Lynn Spruill: Exercise is for the mind

Posted 6/6/2014 in National Columns

There was a jogger the other day trotting down Starkville's Main Street and he conjured up a dreadful case of jealousy that lingers even now.



Voice of the people: Cameron Triplett



Our View: Old habits are hard to break

Posted 6/5/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

You know you have a habit when you preform the behavior even without thinking about it. Case in point: Columbus city government.



Voice of the people: Jane and Jim Hunt



Leonard Pitts: While our planet melts, GOP pleads ignorance

Posted 6/5/2014 in National Columns

It is irreversible now. And there's a word that should get everybody's attention.



Our View: A question of leadership

Posted 6/4/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

When the state charter school authorizing board rejected a Columbus group's plans to open a charter school on Monday, we could not help but notice the irony found in the board's reasoning.



Kathleen Parker: With Bergdahl release, the answer had to be yes

Posted 6/4/2014 in National Columns

The exchange of five Guantanamo detainees for the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has reminded us of three unpleasant facts of life.


Slimantics: We don't even get to buy our own politicians anymore

Posted 6/3/2014 in Local Columns

Today marks the end of one of the most regrettable political campaigns in recent Mississippi history.


Thomas Sowell: The Ambassador and the post office

Posted 6/3/2014 in National Columns

At one time, people in India had to get on a waiting list to buy Hindustan Motors' Ambassador automobile, even though it was an obvious copy of Britain's Morris Oxford of some decades earlier.


Possumhaw: The story of Martha

Posted 6/2/2014 in Local Columns

Martha died at the age of 29 after having suffered a stroke. Martha, namesake of Martha Washington, spent most of her life behind bars. Her remains are housed at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.


Voice of the people: Rufus Ward

I have a few observations on Tuesday's election for Senate.



Voice of the people: Raymond Gross

Seeing how The Dispatch has shown it's liberal leanings and pro 'anything' Obama in the past, we can see beyond the shadow of a doubt who the conservative candidate is in the race for U.S. senator. It's plainly not Thad Cochran whom The Dispatch has endorsed.



Voice of the people: Elizabeth R. Guyton

McDaniel's campaign schedule belies his true political agenda: Secret fundraisers, outside interests, and corporate welfare. Mississippi Republicans endorse Cochran since there's a growing backlash against Tea Party extremists here, in DC, and across the country



Charlie Mitchell: Score a victory for the people in Gulf Coast records case

Posted 6/2/2014 in National Columns

On Nov. 12, 2012, Karen Nelson walked into the office of the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources in Biloxi and asked for some information.



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