My wife and I returned to Columbus May 4th and 5th for the S. D. Lee High 50's Reunion. What a delightful weekend with many classmates whom I had not seen since their graduation in 1950. Everything was planned so carefully to make sure that those of us who had been away from our hometown for many years could easily attend each event.
Party affiliation irrelevant in local races For years I have wondered just what political party affiliation had to do with a candidate's ability to be a good sheriff, judge, coroner, school superintendent, DA or any other elected position that has nothing to do with politics. I think that school superintendents should be hired by local school boards, with qualifications established by a state board.
We can "thank" liberals and cowards for many of the emotional scars veterans carry from their service in Vietnam.
Respect for others
Be a friend
Saggy pants are a fad, a fashion craze. I think it's crazy, but it's an in-your-face expression of rebellion. I find it disgusting and highly offensive. I would like to carry a can of lighter fluid around to squirt on the seats of nasty underwear exposed to view, but unfortunately my right to be offended stops at everybody else's nose.
Why celebrate Confederate Memorial Day, indeed?
Many thanks to Officer Bo Pearson for helping me!
There has been a big hullabaloo in the news lately about the Secret Service agents and their liaisons with prostitutes in a foreign country. These people are supposed to be well-educated and intelligent, even before being educated.
To the Citizens of Columbus: I am humbled by the honor to lead one of the best and brightest police departments in the State of Mississippi. Anyone who reads the paper and sees the news shouldn't be surprised that our department has been tested and criticized in recent months.
Letter to the Editor: Takes issue with columnist's assertions on race
The Starkville Central Neighborhood Foundation is pushing for a National Register of Historic Places nomination for Starkville's downtown district which, if approved, would give property owners in the proposed district access to significant tax incentives for renovations and purchases.
Kudos to Jan Swoope. What a wonderful article Wednesday about local author Michael Smith's success in the literary world in New York, publication of his latest book and movie deal in the works.
In Monday's paper, there was an article by Jim Kuhnhenn of the AP pushing for higher taxes on millionaires.
Celebrate Starkville public schools.
A rose and a "thank you" to The Commercial Dispatch for a wonderful change (from my perspective).
There is no one simple cure-all answer to the problem of welfare children.
I find it disgusting that some think that racism still exists to the extent that when someone doesn't get their way, their opponent of another race must automatically be racist.
In 1776, Thomas Jefferson wrote a well-known document, "The Declaration of Independence," in which he summarized the ideals of individual liberty that had been expressed by John Locke and the Continental philosophers. Jefferson set forth a list of grievances against the king in order to justify, before the world, the breaking of ties between the colonies and the mother country.
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