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A biofuel plant for Columbus

Posted 8/27/2010 in Dispatch Editorials

In 2011, Columbus will be home to a cutting-edge biofuel production site, potentially paving the way for more renewable energy sources.

 

 

What's going on? To effectively combat crime, community must join with law enforcement

Posted 8/24/2010 in Dispatch Editorials

A group of men dressed like ninjas steals a truck and rams it through the front of a pawnshop. A second group comes back to rob the place again a couple days later.

 

 

It's back to school time -- for parents, too

Posted 8/10/2010 in Dispatch Editorials

School bells are ringing across the Golden Triangle. But kids aren't the only ones who need to hunker down for the new school year. With so much at stake, we challenge parents to take a more active role in their children's education.

 

 

Local economy: Some cause for optimism

Posted 7/30/2010 in Dispatch Editorials

The local economy may be sluggish, but we've been heartened by signs of a pulse lately.

 

 

Editorial: Tough love for MUW

Posted 7/28/2010 in Dispatch Editorials

The time has come for alumni, community to leave past behind, again rally around The W

 

 

A five-day work week? That works for us

Posted 7/27/2010 in Dispatch Editorials

The Columbus Public Works Department moved to a five-day work week this week, a move that comes after City Council members expressed concerns during a retreat last week that the department isn't productive enough.

 

 

Tough love for MUW

Posted 7/23/2010 in Dispatch Editorials

The time has come for alumni, community to leave past behind, again rally around The W

 

 

Bypass offers opportunity for growth

Posted 6/18/2010 in Dispatch Editorials

Columbus isn't a major metropolis, but we do have a rush hour -- and if you've ever been caught on Highway 45 between U.S. 82 and Bluecutt Road, you've experienced it.

 

 

Editorial: Getting to the root of local crime

Posted 6/16/2010 in Dispatch Editorials

Two fatal shootings in Columbus in April and May have served as a wake-up call to the city, with citizens organizing meeting and rallies to curb crime and violence.

 

 

Get out and vote Tuesday

Posted 5/30/2010 in Dispatch Editorials

There's only one race on Tuesday's Republican primary ballot -- but its outcome could be felt in north Mississippi for years to come.

 

 

Allegra Brigham, the right choice for MUW

Posted 5/29/2010 in Dispatch Editorials

It would be hard to find someone better suited than Allegra Brigham to serve as interim president of Mississippi University for Women.

 

 

Wings all over Columbus: Base is economy's jet engine

Posted 5/18/2010 in Dispatch Editorials

Some would argue (and we are among them) that Columbus Air Force Base's impact on the area gets too little notice or appreciation. But, that was not the case this weekend.

 

 

Editorial: Markets offer more than good food

Posted 5/14/2010 in Dispatch Editorials

While this page deals in differing opinions, there's one thing we can surely all agree on: good food.

 

 

Thanks, Rachel

Posted 5/11/2010 in Dispatch Editorials

Perched near the bustle and traffic of Main and Fifth streets downtown, the Rosenzweig Arts Center is an oasis of serenity -- anyone can put the brakes on a busy day, pause a few minutes and take refuge in the art on display.

 

 

Editorial: An honor well deserved

Posted 5/8/2010 in Dispatch Editorials

As thousands of Columbus residents and visitors from around the region flocked to downtown this weekend, enjoying the sights, sounds and tastes of the Market Street Festival, few probably realized the gargantuan effort that goes into staging the festival each year.

 

 

A bridge too far

Posted 4/21/2010 in Dispatch Editorials

In trying to pawn off their bridge on the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau, the city and county burned one.

 

 

Editorial: More of the story …

Posted 4/11/2010 in Dispatch Editorials

Mayor Robert Smith wants the record set straight.

 

 

One bridge worth rebuilding

Posted 4/8/2010 in Dispatch Editorials

Last week, city, county and state officials gathered at the base of the old Highway 82 bridge, heralding the state Department of Transportation’s $2 million grant to renovate the long-shuttered structure into a pedestrian park.

 

 

Smith, Karriem: Give peace a chance

Posted 4/7/2010 in Dispatch Editorials

Six days after their brawl at City Hall, Mayor Robert Smith and Ward 5 Councilman Kabir Karriem shook hands and made up.

 

 

Fisticuffs at City Hall: ‘It’s embarrassing; it’s humiliating’

Posted 4/3/2010 in Dispatch Editorials

When we first heard about it, we thought it was an April Fools’ joke. In one sense it was; in this case, the tricksters, happened to be Mayor Robert Smith and Ward 5 Councilman Kabir Karriem. The joke is on the people and the city of Columbus.

 

 

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