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Our View: Record sales tax numbers offer cause for optimism

Posted 4/22/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

When measuring the economic health of any city, several factors are considered -- including housing, unemployment, tax revenue.

 

 

Our View: School board choice is of critical importance

Posted 4/19/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Perhaps as early as tonight, the Columbus City Council will select a new member of the Columbus Municipal School Board of Trustees.

 

 

Our View: Teachers: the ultimate multi-taskers

Posted 4/15/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

On Wednesday, the Starkville School District invited a group of community leaders to become "Educators for the Day" on its campuses.

 

 

Our View: Philip Hickman's troubled tenure

Posted 4/13/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

In the spring of 2014, when the Columbus Municipal School District began its search for its fourth superintendent in as many years, we urged the school board to bring in a leader whose credibility, integrity, transparency and sound judgment would mark a turning point for a troubled school system.

 

 

Our View: Keeping city clean is everyone's job

Posted 4/8/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

On Saturday, newly-elected Ward 5 Councilman Stephen Jones will lead a clean-up day in his ward. Staging areas are planned at Lee Park and Sims Scott Park and residents are urged to participate in cleaning up trash throughout the ward. The event will be held from 9 a.m. until noon.

 

 

Our View: Mission to Mars?

Posted 4/7/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

The Americans who go to Mars and beyond will someday be called astronauts.

 

 

Our View: Bryant backs another Lost Cause

Posted 4/6/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

On Tuesday Gov. Phil Bryant signed into law HB 1523, which is widely-regarded as state-sanctioned discrimination against LGBT people.

 

 

Our View: Plymouth Bluff: The

Posted 4/5/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Each spring, Columbus celebrates its Spring Pilgrimage, an opportunity to reflect on the city's past, primarily through tours of the city's oldest homes and the history they represent.

 

 

Our View: A special Saturday

Posted 4/1/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

There are 40 remaining Saturdays in 2016, including tomorrow. Yet not all Saturdays are created equal.

 

 

Our View: In the name of the church ...

Posted 3/31/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

The Mississippi legislative session is drawing nigh to its merciful end. We will soon be subject to a new set of laws -- some good, some bad and, this being the Mississippi legislature, some patently stupid, even offensive.

 

 

Our View: Simmons incident troubling on several levels

Posted 3/29/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

The act has been committed. The judgments will follow.

 

 

Our View: Lots to crow about

Posted 3/25/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

There is a saying: "It ain't bragging if it's true."

 

 

Our View: High schoolers exploring possibilities

Posted 3/24/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

It was a simple idea and simple event. But what we saw left us inspired.

 

 

Our View: Falcons bring celebration home to their fans

Posted 3/23/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

As midnight approached on the evening of March 12 at the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson, a celebration broke out on the court.

 

 

Our View: Tax cut plan puts Mississippi on a dangerous path

Posted 3/22/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Two weeks ago, the Mississippi Senate, at the behest of Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, passed a bill that will reduce state revenue by a whopping $577 million over the next 15 years by eliminating the franchise tax on business and the two lowest income tax brackets for residents.

 

 

Our View: Spring's arrival should not be ignored

Posted 3/17/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

As we learned in school, the date of the start of the seasons are determined by science.

 

 

Our View: Lady Bulldogs tell the story of the women's game

Posted 3/16/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

There are many differences between men's and women's college basketball, but on almost every level, the gap is closing.

 

 

Our View: Secrecy is the enemy of trust

Posted 3/15/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

On Monday, several media outlets, including The Dispatch, were denied the chance to attend a review of the ballots cast in the Ward 5 city council runoff.

 

 

Our View: Financial literacy should be part of the educational process

Posted 3/10/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

At first blush, it seems like an oxymoron, but anyone who has experienced poverty for any significant amount of time will tell you: It's pretty expensive to be poor.

 

 

Our View: Guns and the illusion of safety

Posted 3/9/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Mississippi may soon run out of new places to carry guns.

 

 

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