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Our View: Solar eclipse is a sight to behold

Posted 8/11/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

We've never seen anything quite like it. No, we are not referring to the solar eclipse that will travel a course across the United States from Oregon to South Carolina on Aug. 21.



Our View: Will it improve our lives? Is the city being prudent?

Posted 8/10/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

When it comes to taxes, reasonable people understand the basic principle that the public services we rely on do not fall out of the sky like manna from heaven.



Our View: Childlike wonder, let's have more of it

Posted 8/8/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

In Sunday's edition, Lifestyles editor Jan Swoope told the story of Erik Studdard, a Columbus graphic artist with a passion for toy photography, which involves staging small toy characters in scenes, then photographing them.



Our View: Council now must make a decision about police chief

Posted 8/4/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

When the Columbus City Council voted to hire a consultant to examine the city's police department in January, it took a big first step in improving public safety for its citizens.



Our View: Boyd stands in the middle of community and a changing YMCA

Posted 8/2/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Andy Boyd stood in front of a group of about 40 New Hope YMCA members Tuesday night and no one present had more "skin in the game" than he.



Our View: Ellis was model of public servant

Posted 8/1/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

For close to four decades, Tyrone Ellis was a steady, moderate and respected voice in the Mississippi Legislature.



Our View: Starkville's industrial park a step closer to reality

Posted 7/28/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

The city of Starkville took a big step to secure its economic future Thursday evening.



Our View: MSU football: What were once hopes have become expectations

Posted 7/27/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Nine years ago, when Dan Mullen addressed the media at the opening of fall practice for the first time as Mississippi State's head football coach, he seemed hardly able to contain his enthusiasm.



Our View: Misplaced priorities

Posted 7/26/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

For the past five years, we have been told that, even as the economic recovery continues, Mississippians must tighten their belts, even as the Legislature cuts corporate taxes at an unprecedented rate.



Our View: Guns and children in the home

Posted 7/25/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

The paradox. The place where a child should feel most safe is often filled with dangers, especially for toddlers and young children.



Our View: New Caledonia board has unique opportunity

Posted 7/21/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Thursday night, Caledonia held a swearing-in ceremony for a new mayor and board of aldermen.



Our View: 'Best Chance U'

Posted 7/20/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Next week, the second season of the Netflix series "Last Chance U" will be available to subscribers.



Our View: House offers an enigmatic footnote to antebellum history

Posted 7/19/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

It is not the oldest house in Columbus, nor is it the grandest of the antebellum homes the city is known for. But in one respect, the Williams-Glass House, also known as The Haven, is unique among our historic structures.



Our View: Young people getting their hands dirty

Posted 7/18/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

It's been a busy summer for the kids at the Columbus Boys & Girls Club as the club's summer program, which included 150 kids, draws to a close on Friday.



Our View: Air crash in Delta a painful reminder

Posted 7/12/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

The crash of a military transport plane that claimed the lives of 16 servicemen in Leflore County on Tuesday is a tragic reminder not only of the sacrifice our military is called to make, but that what we often take for granted represents a genuine risk.



Our View: A tale of two city governments

Posted 7/11/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

The story is an old one, yet remains relevant.



Our View: Bet on the tortoise

Posted 7/7/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

A year ago, Bill Brigham put into a motion something he had been talking about for a couple of months.



Our View: Summer is here: What are we going to do about it?

Posted 7/6/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

It's here. Summer, that is. We have mixed feelings about that.



Our View: The party is over: It's time to go to work

Posted 7/5/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

In American history, July 5, 1776, doesn't get the credit it deserves.



Our View: Camp Jigsaw: Putting the pieces of autism together

Posted 6/29/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

This week, about 50 boys ages 12-to-21 will be at a camp at Mississippi State. Like any other camp, a heavy emphasis will be put on having fun and being active. And if that were all the camp achieved, it would be considered a success.



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