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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.



Our View: A woman's work ...

Posted 6/27/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

"Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did," it was once noted, "just backward and in high heels." This week, Mississippi State is sponsoring what it calls a "Bulldog Bytes" camp at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Columbus.



Our View: Looking out for the little guy

Posted 6/23/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Wednesday, Mississippi's Public Service Commission sent an unequivocal message to Mississippi Power: You will not gamble with the rate-payers' money.



Our View: Is Mickens underpaid or under a rock?

Posted 6/22/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Imagine it is your first day on a new job. What's the first thing you do?



Our View: Turner's good qualities should not be forgotten

Posted 6/21/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Marty Turner was a no-show Tuesday in what would have been his last official meeting as a Columbus City councilman.



Our View: Eating out is good for us

Posted 6/20/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

One way you can perform your civic duty is by eating. Sounds too good to be true, right?



Our View: A small, but important, step in police/community relations

Posted 6/16/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

The Columbus Police Department held its first organizational meeting for its new citizens volunteer group. Thursday.



Our View: A crisis that can no longer be ignored

Posted 6/14/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Each year, the Annie E. Casey Foundation releases its Kids Count Report, which provides data on the state of the nation's children.



Our View: Can we talk?

Posted 6/13/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Often the solution to a problem begins with a conversation.



Our View: Programs to feed needy children deserve our commitment

Posted 6/9/2017 in Dispatch Editorials



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