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Leonard Pitts: Self-absorbed ESPN reporter gained fame, lost humanity

Posted 4/23/2015 in National Columns

One hardly knows where to begin.

 

Local voices: The sad irony of spice deaths

Posted 4/22/2015 in Local Columns

This month, press releases from law enforcement and hospitals have poured into the newsroom, each one reporting a new overdose or arrest related to the use and distribution of synthetic marijuana.

 

Voice of the people: Pauline Redmond

 

 

Froma Harrop: The sun is rising on solar panels

Posted 4/22/2015 in National Columns

On the average sunny day, Germany's huge energy grid gets 40 percent of its power from the sun. Guess what happened one recent morning when the sun went into eclipse. Nothing.

 

 

Our View: Pilgrimage, including the whole story

Posted 4/21/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Another Columbus Spring Pilgrimage has passed and once again we pause to thank all of those who helped ensure the success of one of our city's most anticipated annual events.

 

Slimantics: The coming reign of Dooley I

Posted 4/21/2015 in Local Columns

Mississippi State University held a short coronation ceremony prior to Saturday's spring football game where Bully XXI, aka "Jak" was installed as the university's mascot.

 

Voice of the people: Frances Hairston

 

 

Voice of the people: David Owen

 

Possumhaw: Bees knees and knotholes

Posted 4/20/2015 in Local Columns

With my own eyes I saw the carpenter bee wiggle into a hole in the wall right beside the recycle bin.

 

Bill Crawford: Boyce takes hot seat at IHL

Posted 4/20/2015 in Local Columns

Ready or not, Dr. Glenn Boyce has been named IHL Commissioner. He steps into the hot spot abandoned by MUW president Dr. Jim Borsig and recently vacated by now University of Nebraska system president Dr. Hank Bounds.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: What we teach kids about drinking

Posted 4/20/2015 in National Columns

For a variety of reasons, I gave up alcohol on Jan. 4. I have your attention, don't I?

 

Birney Imes: A case for maps

Posted 4/18/2015 in Local Columns

Not all who wander are lost. --J.R.R. Tolkien Before venturing to the outer reaches of Noxubee County last week to visit Charlie Dahlke's farm, I took my "Mississippi Atlas & Gazetteer" and made an enlarged photocopy of page 39. You know the books, the red oversized atlases dedicated to a single state.

 

Voice of the people: Who has got your back?

 

 

Voice of the people: Thank you, community volunteers

 

 

Voice of the people: 'Intolerable' situation

Over the course of the past year the parking lot at Leigh Mall has become intolerable. The problem is numerous and massive potholes.

 

 

Rheta Grimsley Johnson: Away from the spring break hordes

Posted 4/18/2015 in National Columns

FRONT ROYAL, Va. -- It must have been a harried parent trying to cope while youngsters protested a long drive who invented that car game where you try to spot license plates from all the 50 states. In this the season of school tour groups and cherry blossoms, it's almost too easy.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: 'The Government' is us

Posted 4/18/2015 in National Columns

Twenty years ago today a bomb destroyed the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City and took 168 human lives. Nineteen of those lives belonged to children. Maybe it takes you by surprise that it has been so long. Maybe you wonder where the time went. And maybe you remember...

 

Kathleen Parker: Clinton's past and future problem

Posted 4/18/2015 in National Columns

Americans, perhaps more than anyone, worship the future and resent the past. This is never truer than during a political season. It doesn't matter whether the past (meaning all of four years ago) trumps the present or whether the future carries a whiff of embers and smoke. We gallop into tomorrow like a dog who mastered the screen-door latch and find little worthy of regard in yesterday.

Local voices: The expensive, competitive world of day care

Posted 4/17/2015 in Local Columns

And so it was ... This phrase, often used in fairy tales or movies when one of the main characters resigns to an interim of less than ideal conditions, is meant to glance over minor details so the consumer can get to the good stuff.

 

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