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Our View: Students' success paints a hopeful portrait of public education

Posted 5/20/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Much of the news we hear these days about public education in Mississippi has been discouraging.

 

Lynn Spruill: Parks: Another economic development opportunity

Posted 5/20/2016 in Local Columns

As much as I give well-deserved but unmitigated grief to members of the Starkville Board of Aldermen, in the interest of fairness, I must also give a thumbs up to them for their support of a game-changing move for the city's future.

Slimantics: It's not whether you win or lose ...

Posted 5/19/2016 in Local Columns

Now that youth league baseball and softball have started, an old, predictable debate again emerges about the purpose of youth sports and what it says about modern society.

 

Kathleen Parker: Hillary Clinton's viral nightmare: A video of her 'lying for 13 minutes'

Posted 5/19/2016 in National Columns

You could say that it all depends on how you define "lie." Or, perhaps, that it's hell to have a public record.

 

 

Our View: Starkville makes a wise investment in the future

Posted 5/18/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Before Tuesday, getting the city of Starkville to join the industrial development game had been sort of like bathing a cat: You can do it, but you're going to get scratched up a bit.

 

 

Voice of the people: Carol Frazier

 

 

Leonard Pitts: George Zimmerman takes a victory lap on a dead boy's grave

Posted 5/18/2016 in National Columns

It was not enough just to kill Sam Hose. No, they had to make souvenirs out of him.

 

 

Our View: A tale of two cities

Posted 5/17/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

It is only 150 miles from Phoenix to Flagstaff, yet the difference between the two Arizona cities is striking.

 

 

Froma Harrop: A Life in Numbers

Posted 5/17/2016 in National Columns

Numbers are how one keeps score. Those who engage in any competitive endeavor -- business, sports, even weight loss -- seek numbers to tell them how well they're doing and how much better than how many other people.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Is Mitt on a Suicide Mission?

Posted 5/17/2016 in National Columns

"It's a suicide mission," said the Republican Party Chairman.

 

Possumhaw: Toxins of spring, prepare and beware

Posted 5/16/2016 in Local Columns

'Tis the season for creeping vines waiting to bring forth untold misery to the gentle gardener.

 

Wyatt Emmerich: One level of separation from The Beatles

Posted 5/16/2016 in National Columns

The Delta, home of the blues, can capitalize on music tourism. The new Grammy Museum in Cleveland is a big step in that direction.

 

 

Voice of the people: Cameron Triplett

 

Partial to Home: Questions without answers

Posted 5/14/2016 in Local Columns

A woman in our group wonders aloud if the birds were singing when the air was filled with ash. I walk over to the fence and balance my recorder on the rusting strands of barbed wire.

Lynn Spruill: Economic gambles

Posted 5/13/2016 in Local Columns

There are arguably two examples of successful economic development park projects in Starkville.

 

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