DISPATCH EDITORIALS

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Our View: Golden Triangle's volunteer spirit shows at state awards

Posted 4/13/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

It's a little more than 120 miles from the Golden Triangle to Jackson.

 

 

Our View: Important journalism not confined to the 'usual suspects'

Posted 4/12/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Each year, when the Pulitzer prizes for journalism are announced, the usual suspects emerge - The New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe and a few other newspapers with the talent, time and resources to pursue stories relentlessly.

 

 

Our View: Are libraries still relevant?

Posted 4/11/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

This is National Library Week, a time when the nation's 15,000-plus libraries remind us of their roles in our society.

 

 

Our View: Lack of internet sales tax bad for state, local retailers

Posted 4/6/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Payless ShoeSource is filing bankruptcy and closing 400 stores across the country. A month ago, JCPenney announced it was closing 138 stores, including the one in Columbus.

 

 

Our View: Our waterways, both beautiful and dangerous

Posted 4/5/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Sunday's tragic drowning death of a Columbus man on the Tombigbee River should serve as a reminder to us all that the natural world, for all its beauty, can be a powerful, even deadly force.

 

 

Our View: Wagering on agriculture

Posted 4/4/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

It's gambling season in Mississippi, the time of year piles of money are buried in the soil, and we wait to see what happens in six months.

 

 

Our View: On any given day ...

Posted 3/31/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

There is a time-honored maxim in sports that begins, "On any given day."

 

 

Our View: Weekend events celebrate arrival of spring

Posted 3/30/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

By the calendar, spring arrived 10 days ago.

 

 

Our View: 'Tales from the Crypt' far more than entertainment

Posted 3/29/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Tonight, a group of high school juniors from Mississippi School for Math and Science will have their dress rehearsal for their Tales from the Crypt tour at Friendship Cemetery in Columbus.

 

 

Our View: Bill Minor: A light in dark places

Posted 3/28/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

It is has been said the essential role of a journalist is to shine light into dark places.

 

 

Our View: A call for help is not an admission of failure

Posted 3/24/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

In January, when asked about the increase in violent crime in the city, Columbus Police Chief Oscar Lewis suggested that end times prophecy was being fulfilled.

 

 

Our View: Where the cars are

Posted 3/23/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

There are any number of indicators that spring has arrived.

 

 

Our View: Fighting the good fight

Posted 3/22/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Mike Hurst visited Columbus Tuesday in his new role as the head of the Mississippi Justice Institute.

 

 

Our View: Downtown shooting demands calm, cooperative solutions

Posted 3/21/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Sunday's early morning shooting incident near the Princess Theater has put local residents and business owners on edge.

 

 

Our View: Media has role to play in law enforcement

Posted 3/17/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Over the past couple of years, as tensions between law enforcement and the communities they serve have grown, there have been concerted efforts by law enforcement agencies throughout the country to strengthen those relationships.

 

 

Our View: Harnessing technology for humanitarian purposes

Posted 3/15/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Sometimes, finding the answer is not the solution. In fact, the answer often leads to more questions.

 

 

Our View: Support our cops? Here's your chance to prove it

Posted 3/14/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

There are few occupations that invite public scrutiny more than law enforcement. People generally don't form firm opinions on factory workers, accountants or waitresses.

 

 

Our View: Friends, Romans, classmates ...

Posted 3/8/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Public speaking is routinely listed among the top three fears for humans. It's right up there with death, and typically ranks higher than snakes and grizzly bears.

 

 

Our View: May the show go on

Posted 3/7/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Starkville Community Theatre took home a bouquet of top honors last weekend at the 68th Annual Southeastern Theatre Conference in Lexington, Kentucky -- among them, Best Production, Best Actor and a handful of others.

 

 

Our View: Our failing Legislature

Posted 3/3/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

When the Mississippi Legislature convened in January, the general consensus held there were two issues which must be addressed above all others: the state budget crisis and funding for our deteriorating roads/bridges.

 

 

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