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Our View: Charity should not be seasonal

Posted yesterday in Dispatch Editorials

There is an old German proverb that goes "true charity sees the need not the cause."

 

 

Our View: Test will give students early exposure to the workplace

Posted 11/19/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

During his speech at Tuesday's Columbus Rotary Club meeting, Golden Triangle Development LINK CEO Joe Max Higgins said he hopes to have every high-school junior in the Golden Triangle take the WorkKeys test.

 

 

Our View: Mississippi and Japan, the merging of two cultures

Posted 11/14/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

In his role as Consul General for Japan, Motohiko Kato is responsible for representing his county's interests in five Southern states -- Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi.

 

 

Our View: Cold weather provides an opportunity to help others

Posted 11/13/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

Cold weather, at least what Mississippians consider to be cold weather, arrived overnight and is expected to stay with us for awhile.

 

 

Our View: CPD chief has the right stuff

Posted 11/12/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

Five months to the day after he took over as chief of the Columbus Police Department, Tony Carleton spoke to the Columbus Rotary Club, delivering a message the audience could not have anticipated.

 

Our View: Veterans deserve our grateful appreciation

Posted 11/11/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

In the United States, we observe two holidays to honor those who have served our nation through military service.

 

Our View: Bulldog-Tide debate is all the rage in Columbus

Posted 11/10/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

There are many things that make Columbus unique among Mississippi cities.

 

 

Our View: NO dogs allowed?

Posted 11/7/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

During its regular meeting, the Starkville Board of Aldermen passed by a 6-1 vote a proposal to temporarily ban pets - essentially dogs - from its three public cemeteries.

 

 

Our View: Candidates and criticism

Posted 11/6/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

Aside from a run-off for the District 17 state senate, the election season ended Tuesday, when Golden Triangle went to the polls in what election officials say were modest numbers.

 

 

Our View: Where are all the women?

Posted 11/5/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

What is the most under-represented group in our local, state and federal government?

 

 

Our View: Time for a change?

Posted 11/3/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

The semi-annual grumbling commenced Sunday with the arrival of Standard Time. It will surely emerge again on March 8 with the arrival of Daylight Savings Time.

 

 

Our View: And the winner is ... Poindexter Hall

Posted 10/30/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

Tuesday evening, Mississippi University for Women held a state senate candidates debate at Poindexter Hall's Kossen Auditorium.

 

 

Our View: Why tonight's state senate debate matters to us all

Posted 10/28/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

It is generally true decisions made closest to home have the most impact on our every-day lives.

 

 

Our View: Ben Bradlee's enduring legacy

Posted 10/23/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

For more than 40 years now, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein have been the models for bright, young, aggressive people who have entered the field of journalism.

 

 

Our View: A strong case for a liberal arts education

Posted 10/22/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

Eighty-nine years ago, a 16-year-old girl from Jackson began studying English literature at what was then known as Mississippi State College for Women (now MUW).

 

 

Our View: No shortage of cultural offerings

Posted 10/21/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

The Eudora Welty Writers' Symposium begins Thursday.

 

 

Our View: A beneficial conversation, a needed partnership

Posted 10/20/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

When was the last time you had a conversation with a cop? Too often, our interactions with law enforcement are limited to "business-related" exchanges.

 

 

Our View: County's school district should not take 'no' for an answer

Posted 10/18/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

It has been less than two months since voters in the Lowndes County School District rejected a $47 million bond proposal that would have funded a variety of capital improvements, including $14 million for a centralized career-tech center. Even so, district officials have not moth-balled those capital improvement plans.

 

 

Our View: MDE Ratings show a school district in crisis

Posted 10/17/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

When the Mississippi Department of Education released its school accountability ratings for 2013-14 today, it only served to confirm what we have known for quite some time: Our city's schools are struggling.

 

 

Our View: Billboard ban should remain

Posted 10/16/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

It was once said that art, like morality, consists of drawing a line somewhere.

 

 

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