LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (VOICE@CDISPATCH.COM)

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Shocked by antics of Vicksburg 4

Please print this in your paper. A friend of mine sent me an article that was in your paper a few weeks ago. It so shocked me that I must write you.

 

 

Welcome

Mary Talent throws me our Commercial Dispatch each afternoon as I sit swinging in my great-grandaddy’s old white swing on the front porch. We exchange, "Hey, how's it going, how are ya?’

 

 

Giving Starkville our best

Dear Starkville, My wife Lindsey and I will forever remember Tuesday, June 2, 2009, as a special day. After months of work delivering a vision we believe in for Starkville, you, the people of this community, gave me the opportunity to represent you over the next four years as mayor. We are humbled by your support.

 

 

Appreciates support

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of the voters and citizens of Columbus for your vote and support this past Tuesday, and for reelecting me to another 4-year term as your mayor.

 

 

Lutherans and abortion

The recent and unfortunate murder of Dr. George Tiller, an abortionist, who provided late-term abortions in Wichita, Kansas, prompts the writing of this letter.

 

 

Disappointed by columns

I write this as a Roman Catholic Christian, a Roman Catholic Priest, and a citizen of the Columbus, Lowndes County community. Also, may I say that to my recollection, I have never written a public letter of a critical or condemning nature. I do not brag about that, but state it so that you are aware that I have no ax to grind or agenda to advance.

 

 

Vicksburg matter offers opportunity to get better

I appreciate the sentiments expressed in your May 21 editorial. The dialogue created by this incident, while at times painful, has been valuable both to the department and the community.

 

 

A religion unto itself

Man yea, those boys came back relaxed, refreshed, and alert. Fourteen days without pay is enough punishment. That old field will grow back. Maybe they can invite that state park ranger up here to drive through one of our fields.

 

 

Gangs in Columbus

Since the beginning of the 1990’s, gang culture has been a way of life for so many young people in Columbus. Gang members in Columbus have been involved with a number of shootings in this city, as well as in West Point and Starkville.

 

 

Thanks to letter carriers

On Saturday, May 9, the National Association of Letter Carriers and United Way of Lowndes County partnered to conduct our 17th Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive to help stock shelves at local food pantries and shelters.

 

 

Comments on Catholic commentary

I read with great fascination and interest two recently excerpted articles in our Commercial Dispatch: one in Friday’s edition by Susan Jacoby, “an atheist and an ex-Catholic,” and one in Sunday’s edition by David Gibson “Is this the new Catholicism? Yes.”

 

 

A job well done

Many people are quick to criticize our Lowndes County Sheriff’s Dept. and the 911 crew when they mess up, but not too many give them praise. I would love to do that. I don’t know who does the hiring for the department, but the man knows people.

 

 

Thanks from Habitat for Humanity

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the ladies who participated in Habitat for Humanity’s National Women Build Week on Thursday, May 7.

 

 

Voting concerns

Having lived away from Columbus and Lowndes county for many years and recently returned, I find it interesting to see the intensity of emotions and unequivocal stands taken for the election of local leaders here.

 

 

Tournament again a success

The 13th Annual Mark Mitchell Golf Tournament was a success again this year. We had nice weather; the rain held off for the game.

 

 

Enjoyed column

I enjoyed Betty Stone’s article “In defense of a heroine” in Sunday’s paper. She said, very eloquently, what I have been trying to say. Only a Mother could have been so expressive and to-the-point. Mrs. Stone, well done.

 

 

Thinks Burns Bottom site a bad idea

When I moved here three years ago with my husband and two sons, it took me less than an hour to realize that this was the town for me. I am a southern girl, but have never lived this “deep” in the South. Columbus was an exotic, enticing town to me. It was spring, and my first encounter in this city was exhilarating.

 

 

Hateful racism

As I contemplate going to the polls Tuesday May 5th to elect the Democratic nominee for Ward 5 city councilman, the most basic backyard political office. The words Leroy Brooks spoke at the March 2009 meeting of the Democratic Executive Committee keep haunting me.

 

 

Guardian angel found

I feel I must share an incident that happened to my wife, Jo, and me as we were returning from a visit with our son in Alabama on Easter.Near Reform, Ala., on leaving 82 we were traveling on a four-lane highway hoping to get home before a predicted rain storm. Jo was driving and suddenly a car on our left passed us and in a few yards ahead of us suddenly turned across our lane causing us to broadside them. Both cars rolled down the grassy slope.

 

 

United Way keeps it local

I love how there are so many opportunities to be involved in the community, MUW and with the military of Mississippi. I especially LOVE how the United Way of Lowndes County organizes volunteers and distributes donated time and effort ~ giving back to our own community to make it even better than how we found it.

 

 

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