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Our View: City's appeal of ruling is a continued assault on open government

Posted 2/9/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

On Dec. 5, 2014, the Mississippi Ethics Commission ruled the city of Columbus had violated the state's Open Meetings Act by holding two separate non-quorum meetings the previous February where city business was discussed privately and without public notice.

 

 

Voice of the people: Presley Hutchens

 

 

Kathleen Parker: The fight over Hillary Clinton's speaking fees is ridiculous

Posted 2/9/2016 in National Columns

As speaking fees go, Hillary Clinton's allegedly scandalous $200,000 per engagement is chump change compared with Donald Trump's $1.5 million.

 

Possumhaw: Consume chocolate while you may

Posted 2/8/2016 in Local Columns

Wednesday is "Ash Wednesday." It's the beginning of the Lenten season where traditionally Christians give up something like smoking, drinking coffee or maybe cussing.

 

Charlie Mitchell: Jack Reed Sr.'s focus was what's best for everyone

Posted 2/8/2016 in Local Columns

The late January death of Jack Raymond Reed Sr. in his beloved Tupelo passed with too little notice statewide.

 

Ask Rufus: The toughest and the greatest

Posted 2/6/2016 in Local Columns

With all the coverage of last week's college signing day, the discussion of whether LSU can unseat Alabama in the SEC West next year, what Hugh Freeze will do to top this past year, and of course today's Super Bowl, thoughts turn to great football teams.

Partial to Home: 'Remember me as you pass by'

Posted 2/6/2016 in Local Columns

If you want to find Billie Noland on a Thursday morning, the best place to look is Friendship Cemetery. Such has been the case for 29 years.

 

Other editors: Gil Carmichael

Posted 2/6/2016 in National Columns

Mississippi's Republican Party lost another of its statesmen last week with the death of Gil Carmichael, 88, of Meridian, who rose to become the nominee in races for Congress, U.S. senator, governor and lieutenant governor, always running strongly but never winning.

 

 

Our View: Ward 5 voters have plenty of options

Posted 2/5/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

On Feb. 16, voters who live in Ward 5 of Columbus will select the person who will represent them on the city council.

 

Lynn Spruill: Local airports, both a field of dreams and an economic driver

Posted 2/5/2016 in Local Columns

It was where I went when I wanted to be alone; it was where I went when I was frustrated or mad at my parents; it was where I went when I wanted a place to think and dream; it was a place where I saw my future. I occasionally visited during the day, but an airport is magical at night.

 

Kathleen Parker: Trump isn't politically incorrect. He's just simply incorrect.

Posted 2/5/2016 in National Columns

If you ask Donald Trump fans why they like him, there's an excellent chance they'll say, "Because he's not politically correct."

 

Slimantics: Phil Bryant's Hunger Games

Posted 2/4/2016 in Local Columns

It was November, and the people who run things in Mississippi, including those not working out of the offices of ALEC in D.C., were breathing a collective sigh of relief.

 

Froma Harrop: 4 New Yorkers for president?

Posted 2/4/2016 in National Columns

Many Americans used to regard New York City as a bankrupt foreign vessel docked on their Atlantic coastline.

 

 

Our View: Help us celebrate Catfish Alley milestone Thursday

Posted 2/3/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Before the first edition of Catfish Alley magazine was published, a lot of questions had to be answered, yet one remained after those first magazines were delivered: How long can we keep this up?

 

 

Susan Estrich: Rubio's the one

Posted 2/3/2016 in National Columns

You can pick your headline for Iowa: "Trump Didn't Win!" "Hillary Didn't Lose!" "Rubio's the One!" I prefer the third.

 

 

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