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Lynn Spruill: It took the village

Posted 4/3/2015 in Local Columns

We had the formal groundbreaking for the Lynn Lane multi-use path project this week complete with MDOT gold shovels. It has been years in the making -- literally, years and lots of effort from a dedicated group of people.


Our View: Scale back Riverwalk's bloated extension plans

Posted 4/2/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

When the Legislature appropriated less than 10 percent of the funding requested for $25 million to extend The Columbus Riverwalk 14 miles to Columbus Air Force Base, it introduced even more questions to an already ambiguous undertaking.



Froma Harrop: Suing over soft sexism can hold women back

Posted 4/2/2015 in National Columns

Ellen Pao's gender discrimination suit against her employer contained the juicy elements that captivate us.



Our View: Take a walk on the wild side

Posted 4/1/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

The American Heart Association has declared today National Walking Day.



Leonard Pitts: Thankfully, faith of force and exclusion is not the only faith there is

Posted 4/1/2015 in National Columns

On Sunday, people all over the world will commemorate the morning an itinerant rabbi, falsely convicted and cruelly executed, stood up and walked out of his own tomb.



Our View: Finding good value in higher ed, MUW rises to the top

Posted 3/31/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Every week, it seems, a new study comes out that ranks colleges and universities in one area or another. It seems as though a cottage industry has sprung up around higher education, churning out "best of" lists with such regularity that it's tempting to disregard them altogether.



Voice of the people: Glenn Lautzenhiser


Patrick Buchanan: Stand up for Indiana!

Posted 3/31/2015 in National Columns

In what has been called the "Catholic moment" in America, in the late 1940s and 1950s, Catholics were admonished from pulpits to "live the faith" and "set an example" for others.

Possumhaw: The humming of a deaf cat

Posted 3/30/2015 in Local Columns

Jack Henry, Jack for short, is my cat, and he's finally given up trying to force himself on top of my laptop computer.


Voice of the people: Benny Cooper



Wyatt Emmerich: Our broken prison system

Posted 3/30/2015 in Local Columns

The Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) reform task force held an open hearing in downtown Jackson at the Woolfolk building recently. About a hundred people attended.


Ask Rufus: The Columbus pilgrimage is 75 years old

Posted 3/28/2015 in Local Columns

It was 75 years ago that the first Columbus Pilgrimage was held.

Birney Imes: Mack Banks: At 80, still one be-bopping daddy

Posted 3/28/2015 in Local Columns

My friend Axel called from Germany the other day. When I told him I was going to be interviewing Mack Banks later in the week, he threw out a quote from one of Mack's X-rated songs and asked me if I still had the album he gave me years ago.


Bill Crawford: Behavior part of IHL board/Jones discord

Posted 3/28/2015 in Local Columns

"It was pride that changed angels into devils," taught Saint Augustine.



Leonard Pitts: Before 'conversation on race' we need education on race

Posted 3/28/2015 in National Columns

Am I the only person in America not making fun of Howard Schultz?


Patrick Buchanan: The enemy of my enemy

Posted 3/28/2015 in National Columns

The forces that do not want a U.S. nuclear deal with Iran, nor any U.S. detente with Iran, are impressive.

Slimantics: Winners all

Posted 3/27/2015 in Local Columns

In roughly 25 years as a sports journalist, I've covered all sorts of basketball games - from Final Fours to the NBA Playoffs to innumerable high school and college games from Florida to California. But I never covered a game quite like the one staged Thursday at the Columbus High gym.


Our View: Starkville should approve garbage-rate increase

Posted 3/27/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Since the current Starkville Board of Aldermen first convened in July 2013, one of its primary themes has been making wise fiscal choices and while this board has been generally faithful to that mission, there have been instances where that commitment has resulted in little more than obstinance.


Lynn Spruill: Garbage bags

Posted 3/27/2015 in Local Columns

Most people would never consider the topic of garbage bags to be a particularly inspiring subject for discussion let alone one that generates untold controversy. That only means they never lived in Starkville.


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