DISPATCH EDITORIALS

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Our View: In praise of the teacher

Posted 4/30/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

The last few weeks have provided reminders of just how blessed our communities are with great teachers.

 

 

Our View: Judicial meddling

Posted 4/29/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

It concerned us recently when Columbus municipal judge Marc Amos was called before the city council and asked to explain a bond he set on April 13.

 

 

Our View: Confederate Memorial Day?

Posted 4/28/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

The U.S. Civil War ended 150 years ago this month and Monday, Mississippi celebrated Confederate Memorial Day.

 

 

Our View: A unified front on the fight against homelessness

Posted 4/24/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

In some instances, attendance is a poor measure of the success of a meeting.

 

 

Our View: Rain, better too much than too little

Posted 4/23/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

It's been a soggy spring. The brief respite from rain over the past few days does little to comfort us as we consider the forecast, which calls for -- you guessed it -- even more rain heading into the weekend.

 

 

Our View: Pilgrimage, including the whole story

Posted 4/21/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Another Columbus Spring Pilgrimage has passed and once again we pause to thank all of those who helped ensure the success of one of our city's most anticipated annual events.

 

 

Our View: Sloppy law enforcement leaves permanent stain

Posted 4/17/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

The life of one New Hope teenager was irreparably damaged by the Lowndes County Sheriff's Department on March 26.

 

 

Our View: Thanks to those who enable the umps to shout, 'play ball!'

Posted 4/15/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Next week, weather permitting, one of the great rites of spring will commence as roughly 1,750 boys and girls hit the diamonds for the opening of youth baseball and softball leagues around the Golden Triangle.

 

 

Our View: Hail State: MSU marketing efforts beginning to bear fruit

Posted 4/14/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

As sibling rivalries go, there are few more intense than the one between Mississippi State and Ole Miss.

 

 

Jim Borsig's change of heart

Posted 4/9/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

When Jim Borsig announced his decision to stay on as president of Mississippi University for Women during a speech at Poindexter Hall this morning, it may have appeared to be a bolt out of the blue for the audience.

 

 

Our View: Lowndes schools should take Title IX complaint seriously

Posted 4/7/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

On Friday, the Lowndes County School District Board of Trustees is expected address a complaint from a parent of a New Hope High School freshman over a matter that has been debated for more than 40 years.

 

 

Our View: Ahh, the joys of spring

Posted 4/3/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Turning the calendar page from March to April seems to create an air of optimism when it comes to spring.

 

 

Our View: Scale back Riverwalk's bloated extension plans

Posted 4/2/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

When the Legislature appropriated less than 10 percent of the funding requested for $25 million to extend The Columbus Riverwalk 14 miles to Columbus Air Force Base, it introduced even more questions to an already ambiguous undertaking.

 

 

Our View: Take a walk on the wild side

Posted 4/1/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

The American Heart Association has declared today National Walking Day.

 

 

Our View: Finding good value in higher ed, MUW rises to the top

Posted 3/31/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Every week, it seems, a new study comes out that ranks colleges and universities in one area or another. It seems as though a cottage industry has sprung up around higher education, churning out "best of" lists with such regularity that it's tempting to disregard them altogether.

 

 

Our View: Starkville should approve garbage-rate increase

Posted 3/27/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Since the current Starkville Board of Aldermen first convened in July 2013, one of its primary themes has been making wise fiscal choices and while this board has been generally faithful to that mission, there have been instances where that commitment has resulted in little more than obstinance.

 

 

Our View: IHL Board would be wise to reverse Jones decision

Posted 3/26/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

The Board of Trustees of Mississippi's Institutions of Higher Learning is no stranger to controversy over its long history of governing the state's eight public universities.

 

 

Our View: Why poetry matters

Posted 3/25/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

In April, Joy Carino, a junior at Mississippi School for Math and Science from Starkville, will travel to Washington, D.C., to represent Mississippi in the national Poetry Out Loud competition.

 

 

Our View: A meaningful commitment to crime prevention

Posted 3/24/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

In the wake of Friday afternoon's shooting that left four injured near Sim Scott Park, Columbus officials say they are putting in place a plan to aggressively combat crime in several Columbus neighborhoods where criminal conduct has spiked in recent months.

 

 

Our View: Seed exchange offers opportunity to enter backyard gardening

Posted 3/20/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Anyone over the age of 50 likely views the past very much like a Norman Rockwell painting. Somehow, life was simpler, better then and we sometimes yearn for a past that, quite frankly, never really was.

 

 

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