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Our View: A rocky first date

Posted 3/14/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

 

 

Restaurants build community

Posted 3/13/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Starkville Restaurant Week begins today, with 31 participants. This year marks the third year of the event, which has been expanded to 10 days, covering two weekends.

 

 

Our View: When athletes get in trouble

Posted 3/11/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

After initial reports that Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott had been injured in a confrontation while attending a concert in Panama City Beach, Florida on Monday, a lot of people waited for the other shoe to drop.

 

 

Our View: Does Selma still matter? Non-voters say no

Posted 3/6/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Saturday marks the 50th anniversary of the first Selma to Montgomery march, and thousands of people are expected to descend on the small town located on the banks of the Alabama River to mark one of the most powerful moments of the Civil Rights movement.

 

 

Our View: Time to set the Legislature straight on open meetings

Posted 3/5/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Here is the logic of the Mississippi legislature: Tuesday, the House Public Health Committee admitted that county-owned hospitals should be held to the same open meeting laws that govern other taxpayer-funded entities. "This is wrong!" the committee said.

 

 

Our View: School board appointments: Status quo or no?

Posted 3/2/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Tuesday, the Columbus City Council is expected to appoint two members to the Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees.

 

 

Our View: Utility workers deserve a thank you

Posted 2/27/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Beginning Tuesday afternoon, when area schools closed early in anticipation of the arrival the Wednesday afternoon storm that ultimately dropped four-to-eight inches of snow in the Golden Triangle, caution was the order of the day.

 

 

Our View: Pre-K programs make a difference

Posted 2/26/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

A year after the legislature passed Gov. Bryant's plan to require all Mississippi third-graders to be held back if they can't read at grade level, the numbers are depressing.

 

 

Our View: Their own worst enemies

Posted 2/24/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

The old saying about ineptitude goes, "They could mess up a two-car funeral."

 

 

Our View: Perkins' charge of racism is unsubstantiated, divisive

Posted 2/20/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Roy A. Perkins is the most experienced member of the Starkville Board of Aldermen, which makes his recent conduct all the more inexcusable.

 

 

Our View: Legislative session show marks of election-year politics

Posted 2/18/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

One sure indicator of an election year is to look at the bills that are being considered during the legislative session.

 

 

Our View: Lowndes School board on message for second bond issue vote

Posted 2/17/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

The Lowndes County School Board would like you to know that the main reason last summer's school bond issue failed at the polls was because of some truly awful messaging.

 

 

Our View: Mixed emotions prevail as Borsig moves on

Posted 2/13/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Congratulations to Dr. Jim Borsig ... sort of.

 

 

Our View: Jon Stewart's impact transcends comedy

Posted 2/12/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

When Jon Stewart revealed Tuesday he was leaving the show that made him famous -- Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" -- after 16 years, thoughts turned immediately to his legacy.

 

 

Our View: Making high school more relevant

Posted 2/11/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Monday evening, Columbus Municipal School District Superintendent Dr. Philip Hickman laid out a new program he hopes will inspire students to stay in school and prompt them to make the connection between school and careers.

 

 

Our View: History we can see and touch

Posted 2/6/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Thursday, Brother Rogers, assistant director at the Stennis Center for Public Policy in Starkville, was the guest speaker at the Exchange Club of Columbus.

 

 

Our View: Harry Sanders' sure-footed stewardship

Posted 2/3/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

When Lowndes County Supervisors sold the county hospital it 2006, it produced a $30-million nest egg and a world of temptation.

 

 

Our View: An example, an inspiration, a challenge

Posted 1/28/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

The life of James Wallace "Jimmy" Garton was celebrated Tuesday at Annunciation Catholic Church in Columbus.

 

 

Our View: Council should interview school board candidates in public

Posted 1/27/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

During it's March 3 meeting, the Columbus City Council will make two appointments to the Columbus Municipal School Board of Trustees.

 

 

Our View: Turnage leads assault on public's right to open government

Posted 1/23/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

The idea that public business should be conducted in public is an easy concept to grasp and should be an even easier concept to embrace.

 

 

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