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Mary Sanchez: With gun in the mix, mental illness turns to tragedy

Posted 10/18/2014 in National Columns

Colby Sue Weathers killed her father at the insistence of the voices in her head.

 

 

Our View: MDE Ratings show a school district in crisis

Posted 10/17/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

When the Mississippi Department of Education released its school accountability ratings for 2013-14 today, it only served to confirm what we have known for quite some time: Our city's schools are struggling.

 

Lynn Spruill: House poor

Posted 10/17/2014 in Local Columns

I recently had a conversation with a friend who expressed personal concerns over being a home owner.

 

Our View: Billboard ban should remain

Posted 10/16/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

It was once said that art, like morality, consists of drawing a line somewhere.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Why millennials don't drive so much

Posted 10/16/2014 in National Columns

Young Americans are just not into driving the way their elders are or did at their age.

 

 

Our View: Weather alert systems for county deserve consideration

Posted 10/15/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

With the emergence of enhanced technology such as GPS and satellite tracking, today's weather forecasters can provide far more specific and timely information on storms.

 

 

Wyatt Emmerich: Comments on news from around the state

Posted 10/15/2014 in Local Columns

From time to time, I get the urge to briefly comment on a wide variety of issues.

 

Slimantics: A level playing field for Mississippi workers

Posted 10/14/2014 in Local Columns

Our elected state officials, especially those with the big "R" attached to their names, will tell you they believe in small government and personal liberty.

 

Voice of the people: James and Jane Hunt

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: Fewer Mississippians see gay marriage as a threat

Posted 10/14/2014 in Local Columns

It will happen in Mississippi.

 

 

Voice of the people: Cameron Triplett

 

 

Dana Milbank: The FEC is the poster child for a broken Washington

Posted 10/14/2014 in National Columns

If you were to seek out a poster child for all that is broken in Washington, you could find no better candidate than the Federal Election Commission.

 

It's a lot of garbage

Posted 10/13/2014 in Local Columns

It was garbage day when Sam said, "I may not put the garbage out today; there's only one bag."

 

Voice of the people: Cameron Triplett

 

 

Voice of the people: Doug Bedsaul

 

Birney Imes: Watching the Bulldogs from afar

Posted 10/12/2014 in Local Columns

Seems a little odd to be sitting in the living room of friends on the other side of the country watching a football game in Starkville. Nice to see we're getting rain -- it's cool and clear here -- but better if it would wait.

Ask Rufus: A walk down the street

Posted 10/11/2014 in Local Columns

The past six weeks I have been teaching a MUW Life Enrichment course on the architectural history of Columbus.

 

Our View: City's nepotism policy produces unintended consequences

Posted 10/10/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

Bad policies make for bad outcomes.

 

Lynn Spruill: Dominion and control

Posted 10/10/2014 in Local Columns

I watched mesmerized from my office window the other afternoon.

 

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