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Our View: A call for support for summer jobs programs

Posted 6/1/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

School is out, which means despite what the calendar says, for all intents and purposes it's summer.



Our View: Workshop fosters cooperation, more effective law enforcement

Posted 5/31/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

This week, 40 law enforcement officers, mostly from the Golden Triangle, are meeting on the Mississippi State campus to sharpen their interviewing and investigating skills.



Our View: Celebrating a somber holiday

Posted 5/26/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

As it is with all holidays, Memorial Day departs from its original intent over the long holiday weekend.



Our View: Taking the fight to Parkinson's

Posted 5/25/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Tuesday at the Columbus Rotary Club, the Frank P. Phillips YMCA showed off its most recent innovation in its decade-long program to help local residents who suffer from Parkinson's Disease.



Our View: Legislative malpractice

Posted 5/24/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

It's a done deal.



Our View: Learning from nature

Posted 5/19/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

There is an old expression that goes, "If you cut your own firewood, it will warm you twice."



Our View: Runoffs offer evidence that every vote matters

Posted 5/18/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Tuesday's municipal runoff elections failed to bring a majority of registered voters to the polls.



Our View: Box should apologize for campaign letter

Posted 5/16/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Charlie Box is wrong, not just once, but twice.



Our View: One challenge for students is made clear by eye exams

Posted 5/12/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

When students struggle, the temptation is to attribute poor performance to one of the Big A's -- aptitude or attitude. The suspicion is that the students are either unable to understand the assignment or simply don't care.



Our View: More opportunities to connect with our lawmakers are needed

Posted 5/11/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

This never happens, although it should. Wednesday, the entire Golden Triangle state legislative delegation shared a podium at Lion Hills Center.



Our View: Children and domestic abuse

Posted 5/10/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

This week's decision by a Lowndes County not to indict Davius Smith in the shooting death of his father, Robert Smith Jr., again focuses attention on the subject of domestic violence.



Our View: Hickman, a lame-duck superintendent?

Posted 5/9/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Sometimes the best move you can make is to make no move at all.



Our View: We can do better. In fact, we must.

Posted 5/3/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Tuesday, municipal elections were held in the Golden Triangle, not that most folks seem to care.



Our View: Today, your vote is your voice

Posted 5/2/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Rarely are residents of any community reluctant to express their opinion on local issues.



Our View: Here's one way to fight our shared drug problem

Posted 4/28/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

You may have a drug problem without even realizing it. In fact, you may have a drug problem even if you don't have any drugs at all.



Our View: Learning for the great unknown

Posted 4/26/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

In some respects, today's students are embarking on a journey to an unknown destination.



Our View: A holiday Mississippi cannot afford

Posted 4/25/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

On Monday, Mississippi observed Confederate Memorial Day, a holiday observed by just two states, Alabama being the other.



Our View: Tuition increases further evidence of misplaced priorities

Posted 4/21/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

The three men who run this state -- Gov. Phil Bryant, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and House Speaker Phillip Gunn -- are guided by a philosophy as Mississippi's economy goes careening down the road to economic ruin.



Our View: Lessons from the Challenger disaster

Posted 4/20/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

It was an lecture delivered by an engineer to a group of engineering students, a two-hour talk filled with technical terms and engineering theories.



Our View: School superintendent's contract needs clear definition of success

Posted 4/19/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

On Tuesday, the Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees held a specially called meeting to consider the future employment of its superintendent, Dr. Philip Hickman.



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