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Possumhaw: It's a wild world out there

Posted 7/8/2019 in Local Columns

The Prairie has been unusually wild in the past week. A full-grown doe feeds in the middle of the sedge field in broad daylight. Her red hide shines in the sunlight. She ambles and nibbles, raising her head now and then as she stares with doe eyes.

 

Voice of the people: Deborah Smith

 

 

Marc Dion: Evangeline passes

Posted 7/8/2019 in National Columns

I had a pickup truck. Her bloodline is not important, though I will say she was a 2001 and white in color.

 

Ask Rufus: A Howling Wilderness and a Misnamed Road

Posted 7/6/2019 in Local Columns

In northeastern Lowndes County there is an old road now named Wolfe Road. That name is another example of people not knowing their own history.

 

Voice of the people: Bob Raymond

 

 

Larry Elder: Democratic Debates: Did Russia pay these candidates to throw the election to Trump?

Posted 7/5/2019 in National Columns

Did the Russians pay the 2020 Democratic candidates to throw the 2020 election to President Donald Trump? Watching all four hours of the first Democratic debates, it became increasingly difficult to reach any other conclusion.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Our lesbian soccer players make us proud

Posted 7/5/2019 in National Columns

Five members of the U.S. women's soccer team -- plus its coach -- have publicly come out as lesbians.

 

Slimantics: British, not bitter: London-raised Starkville man has different perspective on Independence Day

Posted 7/3/2019 in Local Columns

Happy Fourth of July, the day we Americans set aside each summer to scare the bejeebers out of our house pets with explosives.

 

Voice of the people: Raymond Gross

 

 

Voice of the people: Lee Roy Lollar

 

 

Wyatt Emmerich: Press Association conference gives opportunity to hear from Lt. Gov. candidates

Posted 7/3/2019 in Local Columns

 

 

Our View: Starkville remains responsive to annexation concerns

Posted 7/3/2019 in Dispatch Editorials

For almost two years now, the city of Starkville has made known its desire to annex portions of the county, most notably on the east side of town.

 

 

Voice of the people: Paul Mack

 

 

Froma Harrop: Biden remains the Dem to beat Trump

Posted 7/3/2019 in National Columns

During the Thursday debate, Kamala Harris went straight for Joe Biden's jugular over his alleged failures on race matters. The day after, however, Keisha Lance Bottoms, the black mayor of arguably America's blackest city, Atlanta, endorsed Biden for the Democratic nomination.

 

 

Our View: Starkville's storm water problem needs addressing

Posted 7/2/2019 in Dispatch Editorials

It might surprise you to know that arid Arizona often has a flooding problem, one that it can do little to mitigate. Despite an average annual rainfall of eight inches, street flooding is a common occurrence during July, referred to as the monsoon season.

 

 

Marion Whitley: And so what's on your bedside table?

Posted 7/2/2019 in National Columns

Go ahead, ask me what's on my bedside table. The usual... assorted reading material, maybe not current but not quite ready for tossing ...

 

 

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