DISPATCH EDITORIALS

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Our View: Marty Turner's Facebook outbursts

Posted 1/26/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

For the second time in three months, Columbus Ward 4 Councilman Marty Turner has used social media to attack a fellow councilman.

 

 

Our View: Road/bridge improvements a pressing need

Posted 1/22/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Tax is a four-letter word in Mississippi, especially among those who self-identify as Conservative.

 

 

Our View: Mayor should veto council's vote on police chief

Posted 1/21/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Columbus Mayor Robert Smith has never vetoed a city council decision. It's time for Smith to use that power.

 

 

Our View: An easy fix for supes

Posted 1/19/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

For the past couple of years, the regular meetings of the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors have been largely tranquil gatherings.

 

 

Meetings on gun violence not a cure, but a treatment

Posted 1/16/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

On Thursday, a group of Columbus residents gathered at Columbus High School to listen and speak on the subject of gun violence in the city.

 

 

Our View: Drones: a new technology with its own set of challenges

Posted 1/14/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

When new technology emerges, it often takes a while -- sometimes years -- to understand its implications.

 

 

Our View: Play ball? The W takes a step in that direction

Posted 1/12/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Almost from the moment he arrived at Mississippi University for Women as its 14th president in 2012, Dr. Jim Borsig has said the return of college athletics would be a goal for the university.

 

 

Our View: Public deserves more thorough discussion of personnel decisions

Posted 1/6/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

 

 

Our View: The Tombigbee, an enduring treasure

Posted 1/5/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

When Columbus was in its infancy, there was no ignoring the Tombigbee River.

 

 

Our View: It's people who give a town its character, its richness

Posted 12/30/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

 

 

Our View: Last game for a legend

Posted 12/30/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

This afternoon in Charlotte, N.C., Dak Prescott will play his final game in a Mississippi State University.

 

 

Our View: Tenn-Tom Waterway quietly achieves its purposes

Posted 12/29/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

For most of us, the most obvious sign of interstate commerce is encountered on our highways, where large semis are a common sight, or in the air, where the roar of aircraft disturbs the silence of the skies or along railroad lines, where we often are forced to stop as the long procession of railroad cars loaded down with products and materials interrupt our travels.

 

 

OUR VIEW: Christmas: When chaos yields to calm

Posted 12/23/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Christmas is near at hand. We know this not by a simple glance at the calendar, of course.

 

Photo: 12/24/15

Posted 12/23/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

 

Our View: Release of body camera video serves public interest

Posted 12/22/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

When the Columbus Police Department released video on Tuesday from the body cameras worn by the three CPD officers who were involved in the Oct. 16 shooting death of Ricky Ball, the most relevant video -- that taken immediately after the shooting was not included.

 

 

Our View: Building boom lifts profile of 'Starkvegas'

Posted 12/18/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Starkvegas. For years, the word was used derisively to describe the city of Starkville, whose blandness stood in -- pardon the pun -- "stark" contrast to the university that sustained much of the city's economy.

 

 

Our View: Looking beyond schools' poor test results

Posted 12/17/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

The report card for Mississippi's K-12 education came back today.

 

 

Humane Society needs a dose of Christmas charity

Posted 12/15/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

One of the best aspects of the Christmas season is the spirit of generosity it inspires.

 

 

Our View: A Christmas tradition worth renewing

Posted 12/11/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Far away, by time if not by distance, at an appointed night not divulged to the children, families abandoned their normal evening routine to observe a Christmas tradition.

 

 

Our View: Committee's recommendations worthy of support

Posted 12/10/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

When a committee was selected to review Columbus Police Department policies and procedures in the wake of the officer-involved shooting death of Ricky Ball on Oct. 16, there were likely some in the community who viewed this more as an attempt by the city to polish its tarnished image than a effort to produce meaningful changes.

 

 

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