DISPATCH EDITORIALS

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Our View: Finding a successor for Mr. Lewis

Posted 12/19/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

Greg Lewis' decision to step down from his position at the Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees did not come without careful deliberation.

 

 

Our View: More questions than answers on Cadence building for SPD

Posted 12/18/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

By fits and starts, the city of Starkville is proceeding with its plans to purchase the Cadence Bank Building.

 

 

Our View: Debate, decision on billboard represent city's best interests

Posted 12/17/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

The Columbus City council voted to maintain its 14-year-old moratorium on new billboards in the city limits after discussing the issue for the past two months.

 

 

Our View: As Christmas Day approaches ...

Posted 12/16/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

As of today, there are nine shopping days remaining before Christmas.

 

 

Our View: New school offers cause for optimism

Posted 12/12/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

With little fanfare, the Mississippi Department of Education has revealed its plans to open a new kind of high school next fall.

 

 

Our View: Public deserves clarity on textbook issue

Posted 12/10/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

The continuing saga of the Columbus Municipal School District's textbook fiasco has raised unsettling questions.

 

 

Our View: A welcome and long-overdue movement

Posted 12/9/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

 

 

Our View: Football is the focus and rightly so

Posted 12/8/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

Normally, Sundays in the fall are devoted to professional football, and while the NFL featured its usual fare of match-ups, football fans in the Golden Triangle were likely to have focused their attention elsewhere.

 

 

Our View: Give, but give wisely

Posted 12/3/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

Mississippians are generous by nature -- each year, the state ranks among the most generous in the country -- and we tend to be even more so during the holidays.

 

 

Our View: Charity should not be seasonal

Posted 11/21/2014 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.

 

 

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