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Slimantics: Columbus' Elvis, largely ignored

Posted 7/11/2013 in Local Columns

I grew up in East Tupelo, about a mile from the birthplace of Elvis Presley. Even though Elvis was at his height as a performer during my youth, Tupelo didn't make too big a deal out of Elvis in the late 1960s.

 

Lloyd Gray: Vigilance on voting rights

Posted 7/10/2013 in Local Columns

 

 

Voice of the people: Richard Corey

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Edward Snowden is no hero

Posted 7/10/2013 in National Columns

 

 

Our view: Transparent as mud

Posted 7/9/2013 in Dispatch Editorials

Every year, a few words become so popular that they enter the dictionary. Last year, the Merriam-Webster Dictionary added such words/phrases as "f-bomb," "sexting," "bucket list" and "aha moment."

 

 

Voice of the people: Juan Corrigan

 

 

Thomas Sowell: Who is racist?

Posted 7/9/2013 in National Columns

 

Possumhaw: You can't make this stuff up

Posted 7/8/2013 in Local Columns

Here I am." Kathy McCoy hollered and motioned for me to follow. Cupped in her hand was a fuzzy-headed purple martin. Kathy explained the bird was born with an undeveloped wing. Marty chirped constantly but nestled comfortably next to Kathy.

 

Voice of the people: Cameron Triplett

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: Environmental stewardship is everybody's business

Posted 7/8/2013 in Local Columns

 

 

Leonard Pitts: A talk with God while waiting in line

Posted 7/6/2013 in National Columns

I was standing in line with God, buying tickets to see "Monsters University." He's a big Billy Crystal fan. "So," I said, "have you heard about these religious atheists?" God gave me a look. "Is this a joke?" He asked.

 

 

Rheta Johnson: Land of the free, and the brave but humble

Posted 7/6/2013 in National Columns

ABILENE, Kan. -- I like driving across Kansas. A lot of people find it boring, the endless wheat fields and blur of farm-implement dealers and land laid out flat like a patchwork quilt on your grandmother's properly made bed.

 

 

Paul Ackerman: Project manager or political crony?

 

 

Kathleen Parker: The new F-word: Father

Posted 7/6/2013 in National Columns

News that women increasingly are the leading or sole breadwinner in the American family has resurrected the perennial question: Why do we need men?

 

Ask Rufus: The Story of the Passion Flower or Maypop

Posted 7/6/2013 in Local Columns

Sometimes it is interesting how one thing leads to another. So it is with today's column on passion flowers, also known as maypops. I have often found these flowers blooming on the edge of fields and forest near the Tombigbee River.

 

Our view: Robert Smith's circus

Posted 7/5/2013 in Dispatch Editorials

Like a child who is convinced that he has committed the perfect crime in sampling the forbidden cake, unaware that the evidence of his offense is smeared across his face, the Columbus City Council has again pulled off a stunt that has fooled absolutely no one.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Moral hazard and nature

Posted 7/5/2013 in National Columns

 

 

Our view: Starkville fires most competent employee

Posted 7/4/2013 in Dispatch Editorials

The Flat Earth Consul, otherwise known as the Starkville Board of Aldermen, held its first official meeting Tuesday and immediately began its War on Competence, voting 5-2 to fire Lynn Spruill as the city's chief administrative officer.

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: Court's decision may cause races to talk to each other

Posted 7/2/2013 in Local Columns

 

 

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