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Our View: Light a candle for Bunky Williams

Posted 8/26/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

The fact that the death of Robert "Uncle Bunky" Williams was not unexpected does not diminish the sense of loss for the thousands who grew up watching his children's TV show and the young lives he would continue to touch long after it ended.

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: Everybody may be equal, but every opinion is not

Posted 8/26/2015 in Local Columns

The civic club speech ended, the applause faded. Members formed a line to shake the speaker's hand, assure her how much they appreciated her words. She was inspiring. She was awesome. Everyone hoped she'd come back soon.

 

 

Our View: Coming this fall!

Posted 8/25/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

If you watch TV, you are bound to be aware of a marketing strategy TV producers use to attract viewers to new shows or, perhaps, new seasons of old shows. During commercial breaks, they broadcast clips from the shows.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Heroism, American-style

Posted 8/25/2015 in National Columns

Every country has its heroes, but something in America's cultural sauce makes for a unique and unusually effective variety.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Is Trumpism the new nationalism?

Posted 8/25/2015 in National Columns

Since China devalued its currency 3 percent, global markets have gone into a tailspin. Why should this be?

 

Possumhaw: Home, there's no place like it

Posted 8/24/2015 in Local Columns

It was early morning when they left, almost daybreak. The duo would see a lot of sunrises before I'd see the guys again.

 

Voice of the people: Cameron Triplett

 

 

Voice of the people: Lee Roy Lollar, Jr.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Sanders is a fighter, but not in the fray

Posted 8/24/2015 in National Columns

Back in the 1960s, Bernie Sanders burned hot as a civil rights activist.

 

Slimantics: Columbus native's summer job was a dream come true

Posted 8/22/2015 in Local Columns

Columbus High School graduate and current Mississippi State University engineering student Hagan Walker spent the summer as an intern at electric car maker Tesla.

 

Carol Littlejohn: Mr. Henry

Posted 8/22/2015 in Local Columns

Most of you know him as Mr. Henry Weiss, you know, the man over at Columbus Scrap Material. In the past few weeks Mr. Henry has been getting accolades in this paper for his years of service in his business and of course, all he has done for the city of Columbus.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: 'All lives matter' -- words of moral cowardice

Posted 8/22/2015 in National Columns

"All lives matter." Those words have risen as a kind of counter to "Black lives matter," the movement that coalesced in response to recent killings and woundings of unarmed African-Americans by assailants -- usually police officers -- who often go unpunished.

 

Patrick Buchanan: Hillary: nominee or indictee?

Posted 8/22/2015 in National Columns

While perhaps too early for Democratic elites to panic and begin bailing out on Hillary Clinton's campaign as a doomed vessel, they would be well advised not to miss any of the lifeboat drills.

 

Rheta Johnson: Waltzing across Texas

Posted 8/22/2015 in National Columns

I wake up in the delightfully retro Austin Motel and see that the childproof top remains on the ibuprofen, which means I did not make it to midnight to hear Bobby Rush at the Continental Club. And that means I'm likely to finish my waltz across Texas without any music.

 

 

Our View: Kick-off tonight

Posted 8/21/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

The high school football season begins tonight.

 

Lynn Spruill: 'The Infidelity Group'

Posted 8/21/2015 in Local Columns

Trusting our elected officials is extremely hard to do under any circumstances these days, but usually you have a better feel and sense of reliance on your elected neighbors with whom you share the daily common experience of living in a small Southern town.

 

Susan Estrich: Epic care

Posted 8/21/2015 in National Columns

Are you one of the 54 percent of all Americans whose medical records are typed and stored on Epic?

 

 

Marty Wiseman: The fog of party transformation

Posted 8/21/2015 in Local Columns

Politics: Where are we? It taxes the memory to recall when the political landscape looked so unfamiliar.

 

 

Our View: Correnti's contributions should not be forgotten

Posted 8/20/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

The sudden death of steel-mill developer John Correnti Tuesday in Chicago, was a stunning bit of news throughout the industry, including here in Lowndes County.

 

 

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