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Patrick Buchanan: Is tide going out on Hillary?

Posted 9/9/2016 in National Columns

Were the election held today, Hillary Clinton would probably win a clear majority of the Electoral College.

 

 

Our View: All county residents deserve constructive discussions on parks

Posted 9/8/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Tuesday, the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to send a notice of intent to withdraw from its inter-local agreement with the city to operate our parks.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: How to talk to black people in eight easy lessons

Posted 9/8/2016 in National Columns

Today's column is presented as a public service.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Trump on immigration

Posted 9/8/2016 in National Columns

Donald Trump's recent rant against all things Mexican followed hard upon his promise of a gentler approach toward most of the estimated 11 million immigrants here illegally.

 

 

Our View: MDOC's new visitation policy should be scrapped

Posted 9/7/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Last week, the Mississippi Department of Corrections acknowledged a change in its prisoner visitation policy.

 

 

Voice of the people: Chloe Barr

 

 

Voice of the people: Cindy Burks

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Trump & the Hillarycons

Posted 9/7/2016 in National Columns

In 1964, Phyllis Schlafly of Alton, Illinois, mother of six, wrote and published a slim volume entitled "A Choice Not an Echo."

 

Possumhaw: Mystery of the furling flag

Posted 9/6/2016 in Local Columns

Sometimes it's like other people know something I don't. Like maybe I didn't get the password or learn the secret handshake.

 

Voice of the people: Cameron Triplett

 

 

Voice of the people: Bob Altman

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: Importing college students is also a growth industry

Posted 9/6/2016 in Local Columns

For every person who left this state in search of higher education last fall, more than five from other states enrolled at a Mississippi public university.

 

Partial to Home: A beige Corvette

Posted 9/3/2016 in Local Columns

Wednesday afternoon, as my grandson and I waited on milkshakes at Jack's, a man walked up and started telling us about his '61 Corvette.

Ask Rufus: At the prairie's edge

Posted 9/3/2016 in Local Columns

Friday I attended the opening of the Mossy Oak Golf Course. Though not having played golf in years, I have been interested in the Mossy Oak course because it is a links course returning to golf's Scottish heritage. It is an absolutely beautiful course planted with native prairie grasses, and the roughs filled with prairie wild flowers. Except for greens and sand traps, the landscape was basically unaltered.

 

Froma Harrop: Main street shopping and the Internet

Posted 9/3/2016 in National Columns

Walmart is seeing the future, and the future isn't more shoppers driving through stop-and-go traffic to big boxes at the edge of town. It's online shopping. The giant retailer plans to plunk down a princely $3.3 billion for Jet.com, an e-commerce company. Using the same crystal ball, Macy's says it will close at least 100 stores, many in malls that have seen better days.

 

Jamie Stiehm: Political hurricanes and a quarterback tempest

Posted 9/3/2016 in National Columns

Summer's lease hath all too short a date, Shakespeare says. But the Bard died 400 years ago and never saw the burning summer of 2016.

 

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