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Voice of the people: Colin Krieger

 

Reviewer bids farewell

Posted 2/13/2016 in Local Columns

For about 20 years I have been writing reviews of books I have read, and sending them out to family and friends.

The gentle gardener

Posted 2/13/2016 in Local Columns

Back in the 60s when he was a student at Lane College in Jackson, Tennessee, and dating a pretty young coed named Jessie, Melchie Koonce had an idea.

 

Our View: City's handling of Ball incident continues to undermine confidence

Posted 2/12/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

By it's very nature, the Oct. 16 officer-involved shooting death of Ricky Ball put the city of Columbus' elected leaders and its police department in a difficult situation.

 

Lynn Spruill: Mandatory service to country

Posted 2/12/2016 in Local Columns

There is talk of a coming time when all of our country's residents will be expected to register for the draft.

 

Susan Estrich: Why women should be for Hillary

Posted 2/12/2016 in National Columns

There is one reason young women should support Hillary Clinton for president.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Bloomberg vs. Trump?

Posted 2/11/2016 in National Columns

The morning of the New Hampshire primary, Donald Trump, being interviewed on "Morning Joe," said that he would welcome his "friend" Michael Bloomberg into the presidential race.

 

 

Voice of the people: Berry Hinds

 

 

Voice of the people: Aubrey Ray

 

 

Voice of the people: Lee Roy Lollar, Jr.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Robert Rialmo's lawsuit an act of gall

Posted 2/10/2016 in National Columns

First he killed him. Now he's suing him.

 

 

Wyatt Emmerich: Mississippi's own kind of socialism

Posted 2/10/2016 in Local Columns

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders received an avalanche of criticism when he called himself a democratic socialist. Meanwhile, the newly entrenched Mississippi Republican leadership is going full bore with its own kind of socialism.

 

 

Our View: City's appeal of ruling is a continued assault on open government

Posted 2/9/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

On Dec. 5, 2014, the Mississippi Ethics Commission ruled the city of Columbus had violated the state's Open Meetings Act by holding two separate non-quorum meetings the previous February where city business was discussed privately and without public notice.

 

 

Voice of the people: Presley Hutchens

 

 

Kathleen Parker: The fight over Hillary Clinton's speaking fees is ridiculous

Posted 2/9/2016 in National Columns

As speaking fees go, Hillary Clinton's allegedly scandalous $200,000 per engagement is chump change compared with Donald Trump's $1.5 million.

 

Possumhaw: Consume chocolate while you may

Posted 2/8/2016 in Local Columns

Wednesday is "Ash Wednesday." It's the beginning of the Lenten season where traditionally Christians give up something like smoking, drinking coffee or maybe cussing.

 

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