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Lynn Spruill: Police station finale?

Posted 4/22/2016 in Local Columns

It's official. We are not going to get any help from the Legislature on the renovation of the Starkville police department building.

Patrick Buchanan: Dishonoring General Jackson

Posted 4/22/2016 in National Columns

In Samuel Eliot Morison's "The Oxford History of the American People," there is a single sentence about Harriet Tubman.

Slimantics: A bewildering legislative session comes to an end ... mercifully

Posted 4/21/2016 in Local Columns

The 2016 Mississippi legislative session ended this morning.

 

Kathleen Parker: Flush North Carolina's discriminatory bathroom law down the toilet

Posted 4/21/2016 in National Columns

As Archie Bunker might say, the world is going down the terlet. And how.

 

Slimantics: Emmerich a relentless critic of state's economic development strategy

Posted 4/20/2016 in Local Columns

Although he is careful not to call himself a Republican -- as a journalist, he maintains that party associations are the enemy of objectivity -- there is little doubt that Wyatt Emmerich is a fiscal conservative through and through.

 

Patrick Buchanan: Is the GOP risking suicide?

Posted 4/20/2016 in National Columns

Donald Trump has brought out the largest crowds in the history of primaries. He has won the most victories, the most delegates, the most votes.

 

 

Our View: School board choice is of critical importance

Posted 4/19/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Perhaps as early as tonight, the Columbus City Council will select a new member of the Columbus Municipal School Board of Trustees.

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: Epps case remains in 'Let's Make A Deal' phase

Posted 4/19/2016 in Local Columns

In May 2010, Chris Epps was at the pinnacle.

 

 

Thomas Sowell: Winners or whiners?

Posted 4/19/2016 in National Columns

If there is one pattern that is emerging from this year's political campaigns, it is that rhetoric beats reality -- in both parties.

 

Slimantics: Victims on a Sunday afternoon

Posted 4/19/2016 in Local Columns

When Tess and I bought a house near downtown Columbus, I can't say we weren't warned.

Possumhaw: Computer woes

Posted 4/18/2016 in Local Columns

The email was sent. It read, "I'm upgrading my computer to Windows 10. If you don't hear from me, you'll know I was unsuccessful."

 

Wyatt Emmerich: Back-to-back public relations blunders

Posted 4/18/2016 in National Columns

Our new Republican leaders are so desperate for new jobs, they'll fork over billions in taxpayers' money to bribe big foreign companies to come to Mississippi.

 

Ask Rufus: Of turkeys and history

Posted 4/17/2016 in Local Columns

We are now in the midst of turkey hunting season.

Partial to Home: A eulogy for Bob

Posted 4/16/2016 in Local Columns

Last weekend I attended the funeral of a dear friend who died after an almost two-year battle with pancreatic cancer. Though not a religious man, Bob's funeral was held in a Catholic church in a scruffy section of Syracuse.

Roses and thorns: 4/16/16

Posted 4/16/2016 in Local Columns

A rose to the city of Columbus and its police department for continued efforts to make sure body cameras worn by officers are used in a way that protects both the officers and citizens alike.

 

Voice of the people: Lee Roy Lollar, Jr.

 

 

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