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Voice of the people: Lee Roy Lollar, Jr.



Charlie Mitchell: Archives and History taps five more as state superstars

Posted 12/20/2016 in Local Columns

None of them will be there to be toasted, hear the applause and pick up a trophy, but Evelyn Gandy, James Hardy, Aaron Henry, Elvis Presley and Ida B. Wells certainly deserve to join the roster of Mississippi superstars.


Possumhaw: Good news of great joy

Posted 12/19/2016 in Local Columns

Carefully arranged on the table is the Nativity scene -- the tiny baby all glowing bright with Mary and Joseph kneeling peacefully beside the manger, and all around while angels are singing, the shepherds pose near the little drummer boy holding a lamb to give to the newborn king while three wise men enter bearing gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh ...


Steve Chapman: Trump's two good cabinet choices

Posted 12/19/2016 in National Columns

Judging from the reaction to some of Donald Trump's Cabinet choices, there are two types of businesspeople Democrats distrust: those who behave as you would expect businesspeople to behave and those who don't.


Kathleen Parker: Trump is the star of his own movie. Here's a review.

Posted 12/17/2016 in National Columns

In the Trump movie now playing in the American theater, connecting all the dots requires the artistry of a mapmaker and the insight of a psychic.


Patrick Buchanan: Lessons of Aleppo -- for Trump

Posted 12/17/2016 in Local Columns

In this world, it is often dangerous to be an enemy of the United States, said Henry Kissinger in 1968, but to be a friend is fatal.


Roses and thorns 12/18/16

Posted 12/17/2016 in Roses & Thorns

A rose to Mississippi University Women's Culinary Arts Institute for taking its message of healthy eating to the streets -- literally.


Voice of the people: Lowndes Justice Court Judges

Recently, an article ran in The Commercial Dispatch concerning the Lowndes County Community Work Program. In that article, a Lowndes County Supervisor said he wants judges to issue contempt of court warrants the day after someone does not show up for the work program. He indicated that warrants are not immediately being issued due to bureaucracy and judges "not wanting to do their d*** jobs."


Partial to Home: A chance encounter with the past

Posted 12/17/2016 in Local Columns

A woman carrying a bag of cat food stopped and put a dollar in the red kettle. "Thanks," I said. "I hope you and your cat have a merry Christmas."

Ask Rufus: Williamsburg links

Posted 12/17/2016 in Local Columns

We recently spent four days in Williamsburg, Virginia. It was their Grand Illumination with all of its lights, fireworks and Christmas decorations.


Our View: Benefits packages are a powerful tool

Posted 12/16/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

There was a time, not too long ago, when employee benefits were almost always taken for granted.



Voice of the people: Bill Parker



Marc Dion: The gift returned

Posted 12/16/2016 in National Columns

You know why I dislike Donald Trump?


Slimantics: Some folks are natural-born bell-ringers

Posted 12/15/2016 in Local Columns

I have what career counselors call a "limited skill set," which means there are all sorts of jobs I'd be terrible at.


Mona Charen: Questions for Rex Tillerson

Posted 12/15/2016 in National Columns

The American appetite for businessmen in government is a hardy perennial.



Our View: Hiring a superintendent: Good game plans require good execution

Posted 12/14/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Tuesday the Starkville-Oktibbeha School District Board of Trustees and representatives of the consulting firm it hired in November hashed out a game plan for finding a new school superintendent.



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