DISPATCH EDITORIALS

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Our View: The school board's tough new homework: Finding Phillips' successor

Posted 4/27/2011 in Dispatch Editorials

The Columbus Municipal School District is ending its chapter of the Del Phillips era. The 39-year-old Phillips is moving on, taking the reins of the 28,000-student Sumner County School District, north of Nashville, Tenn., in June.

 

 

Our opinion: Kids with guns

Posted 4/22/2011 in Dispatch Editorials

The latest Justice Department report on safety in our schools contains quite an understatement: "The presence of weapons at school may interfere with teaching and learning by creating an intimidating and threatening atmosphere."

 

 

Our opinion: At the center of high-tech classrooms, old-school teachers

Posted 4/21/2011 in Dispatch Editorials

Classrooms are different places than they were a generation ago -- even five years ago.

 

 

Our opinion: At The W, a bitter conflict resolved

Posted 4/19/2011 in Dispatch Editorials

 

 

Our opinion: The lost art of putting pen to paper

Posted 4/15/2011 in Dispatch Editorials

Many of us have them, tucked away in a box or closet: Letters that have been passed down through the generations.

 

 

Our opinion: Let's get serious about graffiti

Posted 4/14/2011 in Dispatch Editorials

Many police departments subscribe to the "broken window" theory of policing. This holds that police should get serious about preventing small crimes, such as vandalism.

 

 

Our View: The way out of Mississippi's food desert

Posted 4/12/2011 in Dispatch Editorials

What's a food desert? Many of us in Mississippi, one of the nation's most fertile states, have limited access to healthy foods.

 

 

Our opinion: A decision built on sand

Posted 4/8/2011 in Dispatch Editorials

 

 

Our opinion: Get to know your neighbors

Posted 4/7/2011 in Dispatch Editorials

Do you know your neighbors? Local attorney and Dispatch columnist Scott Colom asked this question in a column on this page yesterday, bemoaning the decline of our neighborhoods.

 

 

Our opinion: Redistricting a black and white issue, with shades of gray

Posted 4/6/2011 in Dispatch Editorials

 

 

Our opinion: A little welcome news for the CVB

Posted 4/5/2011 in Dispatch Editorials

The tourism bureau, which has been busy welcoming visitors for the past week, received a little welcome news of its own Monday.

 

 

Our opinion: OK, we're not joking: Put down the soda

Posted 3/31/2011 in Dispatch Editorials

We wish this was an April Fool's joke, but it isn't: Each Mississippian, on average, consumes 82 gallons of soda per year.

 

 

Our opinion: Enjoy a helping of Catfish Alley

Posted 3/30/2011 in Dispatch Editorials

 

 

Our opinion: Jump on board the Starkville charrette

Posted 3/30/2011 in Dispatch Editorials

 

 

Our view: Cast an educated vote for school superintendent

Posted 3/25/2011 in Dispatch Editorials

 

 

Our opinion: A development worth checking out and checking in

Posted 3/25/2011 in Dispatch Editorials

 

 

Our opinion: State's dropout rate a tough problem to solve

Posted 3/25/2011 in Dispatch Editorials

 

 

Our opinion: Soccer park project off to a good start

Posted 3/17/2011 in Dispatch Editorials

 

 

Charlie Box: Takes issue with Magby Creek editorial

Posted 3/12/2011 in Dispatch Editorials

As councilman for Ward 3, I feel compelled to write in protest to your editorial in Friday's paper, "Taming Magby Creek Too Costly." I have always been a fan of the paper, but in the last few months I have watched as editorial after editorial depicts me and my fellow city councilmen as a bunch of incompetents with no idea of what we are doing.

 

 

Claude Simpson: Dismayed by behavior of supervisor

Posted 3/12/2011 in Dispatch Editorials

I am enlightened but dismayed after having attended a Board of Supervisors meeting yesterday. It was my first since returning to Columbus, my hometown. I had heard and read in the newspaper about rowdy and disruptive meetings and the concern that at times no progress could be made because of it, even on important issues. So I decided to attend a meeting to see for myself; they are open to the public.

 

 

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