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Charlie Mitchell: 'Common Core,' another name for a tired (and ineffective) solution

Posted 9/9/2013 in Local Columns

Why doesn't little Johnny in Mississippi score as high on achievement tests as his counterparts in other states? Why, it's George Bush's fault.

 

Ask Rufus: Marion Stark Gaines, an extraordinary photographer

Posted 9/8/2013 in Local Columns

The late 1800s were a time when women were still expected to stay at home and tend to children and household duties. Marion Stark Gaines was not one to limit her lifestyle.

Birney Imes: Reunion under the old bridge

Posted 9/7/2013 in Local Columns

Fifty years ago when they were young and beautiful and gas was 35 cents a gallon, they drove their cars across the river bridge to a battered little drive-in with a gravel parking lot. The place was a staging ground for the rituals of their youth: dating, hanging out, racing their father's car down Old Macon Road.

 

Voice of the people: Deloris Belhumeur

Victim of uncovered drain on Main Street On a Sunday morning, July 21, I drove to a St. Vincent de Paul meeting at the Annunciation Activities Center, and as I approached my turn at Main Street and Ninth Street South, I noted that a rather large vehicle approaching me was signaling to turn to their left as I was to turn right.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: Just a little bit of war against Syria

Posted 9/7/2013 in National Columns

Waging a little bit of war is like being a little bit pregnant. History and human experience tell us that neither is possible, yet we seem bent on believing it. Or, should I say, deceiving ourselves.

 

 

Charles Krauthammer: Unless he's serious, vote no

Posted 9/7/2013 in National Columns

Sen. Bob Corker: "What is it you're seeking?" Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff: "I can't answer that, what we're seeking." -- Senate hearing on the use of force in Syria, Sept. 3 We have a problem. The president proposes attacking Syria, and his top military officer cannot tell you the objective. Does the commander in chief know his own objective? Why, yes. "A shot across the bow," explained Barack Obama.

 

 

Froma Harrop: China's rich, yearning to breath free

Posted 9/7/2013 in National Columns

Thousands of Chinese are fleeing to the United States. We are not talking about impoverished peasants hiding in cargo containers. We're talking about millionaires flying first class and buying condos in the choicest ZIP codes. A big reason for this relocation, real estate agents say, is a desire for America's clean air, as opposed to China's suffocating smog.

 

 

Our view: Celebrating Catfish Alley

Posted 9/6/2013 in Dispatch Editorials

More than 200 people turned out for Thursday's ceremonial unveiling of the monument at Catfish Alley as the city and its residents paid homage to a bit of the city's history that continues to unite our community.

 

 

Voice of the People: Diane Brandt

 

 

Voice of the People: Selvain McQueen

 

 

Voice of the People: Bob Raymond

 

 

Our view: Your tax dollars at play

Posted 9/5/2013 in Dispatch Editorials

Don't look now, but it appears the city of Columbus expects to make its portion of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway thick with development. Although we've heard absolutely nothing of the city's grand plans so far, there is good reason to believe that developing the Waterway will be the city's most important priority.

 

 

Arianna Huffington: Solution to many a problem: Take a walk

Posted 9/5/2013 in National Columns

 

 

Our view: Harry's persistence

Posted 9/4/2013 in Dispatch Editorials

His diplomatic skills are often compared with those of Attila the Hun. He is not always averse to airing personal disputes in the public arena. He can come off as unyielding, even obstinate. But those quirks should not obscure one thing we have come to know about Lowndes County District 1 Supervisor Harry Sanders: He gets things done.

 

 

Thomas Sowell: Serious About Syria?

Posted 9/4/2013 in National Columns

 

 

Kathleen Parker: U.S. credibility runs deeper than Syria

Posted 9/4/2013 in National Columns

 

Possumhaw: An olive jar of zinnias

Posted 9/3/2013 in Local Columns

We wound our way through the woods to Willis Pope's garden. Willis and Carolyn were out of town, but walking partner Shirley had permission to glean from their garden.

 

Voice of the People: Brandon Presley

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: Any hint of 'nuclear' merits a full, transparent response

Posted 9/3/2013 in Local Columns

 

 

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