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Remembering their sacrifices

Posted 5/23/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Memorial Day weekend has arrived. There are planned events and observances scheduled throughout the country, including here in the Golden Triangle. For most citizens, however, the long holiday weekend will be an opportunity to relax, enjoy gatherings with family and/or friends and have some fun.

 

 

Our View: City needs consistent approach to festival beer sales

Posted 5/21/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

When the Columbus city council voted 5-1 against granting the annual Juneteenth Festival, held each year at Sim Scott Park, permission to sell beer this year, county supervisor Leroy Brooks denounced the decision as election-year politics.

 

 

Our View: Important work done with little fanfare

Posted 5/20/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

It is an important job few seem to want, where success is best measured by what you don't see.

 

 

Our View: When political signs become litter

Posted 5/19/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

The Canadian rock group "Five Man Electrical Band" might well have slipped into musical obscurity had it not been for its single U.S. hit, "Signs."

 

 

Our View: Class size matters

Posted 5/15/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

When the results of the state-mandated "third-grate gate" assessment were announced last week, two school districts out of 155 reported a 100-percent passing rate.

 

 

Our View: School bond issue passes; OK, what now?

Posted 5/14/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

When voters passed a $44 million bond for additions and improvements in the Lowndes County School District by the narrowest of margins, it brought to an end a difficult 10-month struggle for bond supporters.

 

 

Our View: Cops should not be strangers

Posted 5/13/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Law enforcement officers have been much in the news in recent weeks, for varying reasons -- all of them heart-breaking.

 

 

Our View: The importance of reading

Posted 5/12/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

 

 

Our View: Dr. Doris Taylor

Posted 5/8/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Not all famous people are important; a cursory glance of pop culture landscape will confirm that.

 

 

Our View: Put remaining paving funds where they're most needed

Posted 5/7/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Although April's wet weather has caused some delays with the city of Columbus' paving projects, the project should be completed this month. Still though, a new decision about paving awaits the council.

 

 

Our View: City's refusal to follow law cannot be tolerated

Posted 5/6/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

On April 28, Columbus Mayor Robert Smith sent a letter to Lowndes County Board of Supervisors President Harry Sanders, informing him the city wanted to operate and manage the new small arms firing range, which was funded by both the county and city.

 

 

Our View: Nepal: In a small world, the obligation looms large

Posted 5/1/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

The world is much smaller than it used to be.

 

 

Our View: In praise of the teacher

Posted 4/30/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

The last few weeks have provided reminders of just how blessed our communities are with great teachers.

 

 

Our View: Judicial meddling

Posted 4/29/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

It concerned us recently when Columbus municipal judge Marc Amos was called before the city council and asked to explain a bond he set on April 13.

 

 

Our View: Confederate Memorial Day?

Posted 4/28/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

The U.S. Civil War ended 150 years ago this month and Monday, Mississippi celebrated Confederate Memorial Day.

 

 

Our View: A unified front on the fight against homelessness

Posted 4/24/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

In some instances, attendance is a poor measure of the success of a meeting.

 

 

Our View: Rain, better too much than too little

Posted 4/23/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

It's been a soggy spring. The brief respite from rain over the past few days does little to comfort us as we consider the forecast, which calls for -- you guessed it -- even more rain heading into the weekend.

 

 

Our View: Pilgrimage, including the whole story

Posted 4/21/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Another Columbus Spring Pilgrimage has passed and once again we pause to thank all of those who helped ensure the success of one of our city's most anticipated annual events.

 

 

Our View: Sloppy law enforcement leaves permanent stain

Posted 4/17/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

The life of one New Hope teenager was irreparably damaged by the Lowndes County Sheriff's Department on March 26.

 

 

Our View: Thanks to those who enable the umps to shout, 'play ball!'

Posted 4/15/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Next week, weather permitting, one of the great rites of spring will commence as roughly 1,750 boys and girls hit the diamonds for the opening of youth baseball and softball leagues around the Golden Triangle.

 

 

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