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Our opinion: Trouble in Hazzard County

Posted 5/6/2011 in Dispatch Editorials

We know that in the real world, police work is serious business. Accidents happen. But sometimes, considering recent events, we wonder if we're living in Hazzard County.

 

 

Our opinion: Starkville's school board has lost credibility

Posted 5/6/2011 in Dispatch Editorials

Here's what we know: Starkville School Superintendent Judy Couey has resigned, effective June 30.

 

 

Our View: It's our Katrina, and it isn't

Posted 5/4/2011 in Dispatch Editorials

We commented last week that this would be remembered as north Mississippi and Alabama's Katrina. It is, and it isn't.

 

 

Our opinion: CAFB's immeasurable impact

Posted 4/29/2011 in Dispatch Editorials

With military precision, the base performs its three-fold mission: Produce pilots. Advance airmen. Feed the fight. And, the Golden Triangle reaps the benefits from the base's presence.

 

 

Our opinion: Amid hellish storm, a Golden Triangle miracle

Posted 4/28/2011 in Dispatch Editorials

Yes, the power went out and sirens sounded. But in Columbus and Lowndes County, and much of Oktibbeha County, a miracle among miracles was happening Wednesday afternoon. Meanwhile, all around us was hell on earth.

 

 

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

 

 

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