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Birney Imes: Backyard, 6:30 a.m.

Posted 10/24/2015 in Local Columns

A thick down comforter of gray clouds pressed against the morning sky. The fringe along the eastern edge of the clouds was the color of July peaches. Before sunrise late last week, I had come outside, coffee in hand, to admire the explosion of yellow swamp sunflowers in our otherwise fading backyard. The sunflowers are perennials that grow and grow -- some are as tall as 12-feet -- and you wonder if they will ever bloom.

 

Our view: EMCC officials face big questions with football program

Posted 10/24/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

The football team at East Mississippi Community College was eliminated from postseason play Friday by the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges. The ruling came after an onfield brawl during a game Thursday. MACJC stated that the punishment was mandated by the National Junior College Athletic Association rules.

 

Kathleen Parker: How Jeb Bush should handle Trump's attacks on his brother

Posted 10/24/2015 in National Columns

It might be time for Katie Couric to ask Jeb Bush what he reads. Not this column, obviously, where in May I sagely, if humbly, urged him to hug and then walk away from his brother, to whom he should refer as President George W. Bush.

Leonard Pitts: Living in a world Playboy made

Posted 10/24/2015 in National Columns

I used to love Playboy magazine. And yes, it was mainly for the articles. But I wasn't exactly repulsed by the pictures.

 

Susan Estrich: Had enough of Benghazi yet?

Posted 10/24/2015 in National Columns

Actually, I have to admit that I have. Not that it wasn't fun to see Hillary Clinton appear to be the only grown-up in the room when the squabbling between the children (who are playing members of Congress) got at its worst.

 

Lynn Spruill: Back to the future

Posted 10/23/2015 in Local Columns

This summer Starkville's city leaders engaged an independent consulting firm to develop a new comprehensive plan.

 

Voice of the people: Kim Moreland

 

 

Voice of the people: Allen McBroom

 

 

Voice of the people: William Ford M.D.

 

 

Our View: City government works best when citizens participate

Posted 10/22/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Typically, if you want to attend Columbus City Council meeting, you don't have to worry about finding a good seat. You can usually take your pick.

 

 

Wyatt Emmerich: Initiative 42

Posted 10/22/2015 in Local Columns

Several good friends and readers have asked me to weigh in on the Initiative 42 referendum.

 

 

Voice of the people: Aubrey Ray

 

 

Voice of the people: Lee Roy Lollar, Jr.

 

 

Voice of the people: Elizabeth Simpson

 

 

Our View: Welty Symposium is Woodstock for book lovers

Posted 10/21/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

What Netflix is to lovers of TV series, The Eudora Welty Symposium is to book lovers.

 

 

Voice of the people: David Owen

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Can Trump be stopped?

Posted 10/21/2015 in National Columns

Three months ago, this writer sent out a column entitled, "Could Trump Win?" meaning the Republican nomination.

 

 

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