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Our view: Odd end to a long journey: It's Liddell

Posted 5/31/2012 in Dispatch Editorials

Tonight, the Columbus Municipal School District will announce a decision on the superintendent position.

 

 

Our view: The Columbus Country Club is worth saving

Posted 5/30/2012 in Dispatch Editorials

People are quick to dismiss the financial troubles of the bankrupt Columbus Country Club. Snobs, fat cats and elitists are terms that get thrown around in conversations about the 89-year-old club.

 

 

Our view: Festival funding morass

Posted 5/23/2012 in Dispatch Editorials

The CVB currently has a good set of grant application guidelines -- requiring the submission of line-item budgets, as well as the anticipated impact of the festival presented -- but they need to be adhered to.

 

 

Our view: The nation's best high schools

Posted 5/22/2012 in Dispatch Editorials

This week Newsweek magazine released its list of America's Best High Schools for 2012 and one of ours made the grade.

 

 

Our view: Celebrating our differences

Posted 5/21/2012 in Dispatch Editorials

Each spring at Pentecost, Annunciation Catholic Church holds an international food festival.

 

 

Our view: Homegrown

Posted 5/18/2012 in Dispatch Editorials

This Saturday, a home-cooked meal in Starkville could cost you $125. You can be sure it won't be your standard meat-and-three. Chef Ty Thames of Restaurant Tyler is preparing a seven-course feast made with locally sourced ingredients as a fund-raiser for Gaining Ground, a organization dedicated to the promotion of a sustainable lifestyle.

 

 

Our view: Pre-K, an encouraging first step

Posted 5/16/2012 in Dispatch Editorials

There's little doubt pre-kindergarten classes have significant benefits to students, school districts and communities.

 

 

Our view: Bigger fish to fry

Posted 5/15/2012 in Dispatch Editorials

Let's forget, for a moment, the challenges associated with enforcing a "saggy pants" ordinance. (Who wants to be the officer responsible for measuring -- and documenting -- how far a man's pants hang below his waist?)

 

 

Our view: Ban texting while driving

Posted 5/11/2012 in Dispatch Editorials

A car moving 60 mph will go more than the length of a football field in the five seconds a driver looks down to send a text or dial a phone number. That driver is more than 20 times likely to have an accident than a non-texting driver.

 

 

Our view: Decisions, decisions ...

Posted 5/4/2012 in Dispatch Editorials

Singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett once said, "Indecision may or may not be my biggest problem."

 

 

Our view: Downtown parking

Posted 5/2/2012 in Dispatch Editorials

It is no new observation that the Bible instructs us to love our neighbors and to love our enemies, probably because they end up being the same people.

 

 

Our view: Confederate Memorial Day?

Posted 5/2/2012 in Dispatch Editorials

Chances are unless you had a driver's license to renew, you had no idea Monday was Confederate Memorial Day.

 

 

Our view: Abortion debate a moot point

Posted 4/27/2012 in Dispatch Editorials

Good for Hob Bryan. Rather than let a politically popular bill onto the Senate floor sure to be ruled unconstitutional, the Amory senator Thursday refused to let the bill out of the committee he chairs.

 

 

Our view: Hazing, a dangerous and demeaning ritual

Posted 4/26/2012 in Dispatch Editorials

There is a movement afoot -- at least in the Northeast -- to end hazing on college campuses, and we think it's long overdue.

 

 

Our view: School superintendent decision will have lasting impact

Posted 4/25/2012 in Dispatch Editorials

Tomorrow the Columbus School Board will discuss their search for a superintendent, something they've been doing for more than a year now.

 

 

Our view: Earth Day

Posted 4/20/2012 in Dispatch Editorials

Sunday is Earth Day, or as the United Nations deemed in 2009, International Mother Earth Day.

 

 

Our View: The power of the spoken word

Posted 4/17/2012 in Dispatch Editorials

Of the courses we wish we had taken in high school and didn't, speech ranks high on the list.

 

 

Our View: National register designation would benefit Starkville's downtown

Posted 4/13/2012 in Dispatch Editorials

The city of Starkville is moving forward -- albeit slowly -- in its quest to have its downtown included in the National Register of Historic Places. Downtown Columbus has benefited from the designation -- the evidence is plain to see -- and so will Starkville.

 

 

Our View: Neither responsible nor cool

Posted 4/5/2012 in Dispatch Editorials

Tuesday evening as Aberdeen businessman Jeff Doty was telling Caledonia aldermen he wouldn't be opening Cal-City Grocery because they denied him a variance to sell cold beer, the town was talking about one of its own who had been charged with selling it ... illegally.

 

 

Our View: Acts small and large build community

Posted 4/4/2012 in Dispatch Editorials

If, on this past Saturday afternoon, you had hiked to the Riverwalk to enjoy what was a glorious spring day, you might have been at first surprised by the number of people who seemed to have the same idea.

 

 

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