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Our View: On the cutting edge with Aurora

Posted 6/25/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

It's not often that Mississippi finds itself on the cutting edge. More often than not, new ideas, technologies, fashions and fads seem to arrive here after a bit of a lag.

 

Our View: Vote for Cochran on Tuesday

Posted 6/23/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

Tuesday, voters will again go to the polls across the state to determine the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate. Incumbent Thad Cochran faces tea party challenger Chris McDaniel in the Tuesday runoff with the winner facing former U.S. Representative Travis Childers in the November general election.

 

 

Our View: Why Juneteenth matters

Posted 6/20/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

This weekend, Starkville will join Columbus in celebrating Juneteenth, an event which remains one of the great paradoxes in American history: It is a significant moment in our history, yet few events of its magnitude have received less attention.

 

 

Our View: A bold proposal

Posted 6/19/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

On Wednesday, at the Golden Triangle Development LINK's quarterly meeting, plans for the construction of a building currently called the Communiversity were revealed.

 

 

Our View: City council strikes another blow against open government

Posted 6/18/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

Some concepts are just hard to grasp. For example, can anyone really explain what Higgs boson is? Other ideas are easier to absorb. Or at least, they should be.

 

 

Our View: Give, but do your homework first

Posted 6/12/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

Earlier this week the Tampa Times released the results of a study on what it calls "America's Worst Charities." Fifty charities were on the list, which you can find at http://www.tampabay.com/americas-worst-charities/.

 

 

Our View: Finally, the Rebels have their day

Posted 6/10/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

"Every dog has its day," goes the old saying. Finally, every Rebel does, too.

 

 

Our View: Old habits are hard to break

Posted 6/5/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

You know you have a habit when you preform the behavior even without thinking about it. Case in point: Columbus city government.

 

 

Our View: A question of leadership

Posted 6/4/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

When the state charter school authorizing board rejected a Columbus group's plans to open a charter school on Monday, we could not help but notice the irony found in the board's reasoning.

 

 

Our view: Cochran is the clear choice

Posted 5/31/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

 

 

Our View: An ounce of prevention

Posted 5/30/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

Benjamin Franklin was right, of course: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

 

 

Our View: Where's the list?

Posted 5/29/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

During its May 20 meeting, the Columbus City Council voted to table a proposal to pursue $5 million bond to improve the city's infrastructure, money used primarily for street paving, drainage and sidewalk improvements.

 

 

Our View: Lowndes County has a real stake in food stamp debate

Posted 5/28/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

A recent study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture on the use of food stamps, also known as the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), has revealed an interesting paradox in Lowndes County.

 

 

Our View: 'These dead shall not have died in vain'

Posted 5/23/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

Memorial Day weekend has arrived. There are planned events and observances scheduled throughout the country, including here in the Golden Triangle. For most citizens, however, the long holiday weekend will be an opportunity to relax, enjoy gatherings with family and/or friends and have some fun.

 

 

Our View: Despite struggles, Columbus schools can excel

Posted 5/22/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

Columbus Municipal School District officially began its search for a new superintendent on Tuesday. Applications will be accepted until May 30 and the CMSD Board of Trustees have stated they want to fill the position by July 1.

 

 

Our View: Soccer Park bearing long-awaited fruit

Posted 5/21/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

This weekend, Columbus will host The President's Cup soccer tournament, a state-wide event that will attract 120 teams and close to 5,000 visitors.

 

 

Our View: One more example of city's misplaced priorities

Posted 5/20/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

Late Friday afternoon, Robyn Eastman of J5/Broaddus put the finishing touches on an extensive list of the projects that could be pursued should the city of Columbus secure a $5 million bond for infrastructure improvements.

 

 

Our View: River Island Park makes perfect sense

Posted 5/16/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

After more than a year of batting around ideas about what to do with the city-owned seven-acre parcel of land on The Island, immediately across the river from the Riverwalk, the Columbus City Council moved quickly Thursday.

 

 

Our View: After 48 hours, the verdict is in

Posted 5/14/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

In a span of 48 hours this week, we learned all we need to know to confirm that the Columbus Municipal School District, as it presently exists, is damaged beyond repair.

 

 

Our View: A 'golden' opportunity

Posted 5/13/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

Today, a consultant hired by the Golden Triangle Development LINK to assess the future of economic development in our area revealed his findings in a public meeting at the Mayhew campus of East Mississippi Community College, a day after sharing that information with public officials.

 

 

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