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Our View: Town hall meetings: Let's have more of them

Posted yesterday in Dispatch Editorials

The best of American democracy does not always begin with visionary leaders on a national scale.

 

 

Our View: Citizens ill-served by city's timid response to CPD leadership

Posted 12/12/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

On Monday, Columbus Mayor Robert Smith confirmed that police chief Oscar Lewis has given notice he will be retiring at the end of the year.

 

 

Our View: CMSD must get it right this time

Posted 12/9/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Monday evening, the Columbus Municipal School board will listen to presentations from firms to conduct a search for the district's fourth superintendent since 2011.

 

 

Our View: Celebrating 200 years

Posted 12/7/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

On Dec. 10, 1817, Mississippi became the 20th state in the union. The year-long observance of the state's bi-centennial will culminate Saturday with the opening of not one, but two museums dedicated to the state's long, often troubled, history.

 

 

Our View: As long as it takes

Posted 12/6/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Thursday, the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors and the Columbus City Council will meet at the Trotter Center at 9:30 a.m. in an effort to agree on a joint resolution to submit to the Legislature to extend the 2-percent restaurant tax.

 

Our View: Let the holiday season begin

Posted 12/5/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Christmas is a fixed date on the calendar, but while we all recognize Dec. 25 as the day, there is no agreement on when the Christmas season begins.

 

Our View: An unlikely site for the library of an under-appreciated president

Posted 12/1/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

On Thursday, Mississippi State held a grand-opening ceremony for the Grant Presidential Library, a $10-million, 21,000 square-foot addition to the university's Mitchell Memorial Library.

 

 

Our View: The restaurant-tax impasse: a step in the right direction

Posted 11/30/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

In October, when Golden Triangle Development LINK CEO Joe Max Higgins and Columbus Lowndes Convention & Visitors Bureau Executive Director Nancy Carpenter appeared before the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors and The Columbus City Council at their respective regular meetings, it seemed simply a procedural matter that could be easily addressed.

 

 

Our View: Christmas shopping: Spread the joy ... locally

Posted 11/24/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Today is Black Friday, traditionally the busiest shopping day of the year.

 

 

Our View: A spirit of gratitude

Posted 11/22/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Long before Abe Lincoln proclaimed it a national holiday in 1863 and long before the Pilgrims' 1621 feast that inspired it, a guy in Rome best expressed the idea behind what we recognize today as Thanksgiving:

 

 

Our View: A dereliction of duty

Posted 11/22/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Tuesday night, the Columbus City Council held it regular meeting, breezing through a light agenda in a shade under 15 minutes.

 

 

Our View: Higgins crosses a line that cannot be accepted

Posted 11/21/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

In Sunday's Dispatch, Golden Triangle Development LINK CEO Joe Max Higgins pulled no punches in his criticism of state leadership on the issue of economic development.

 

 

Our View: For Woodard and other seniors, new challenges await

Posted 11/15/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Like hundreds of thousands of high school seniors, Robert Woodard II has decided where he will attend college next year.

 

 

Our View: CMSD: Let's get it right this time

Posted 11/14/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Monday, the Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees voted for a change in leadership.

 

 

Our View: Firing of football coach results in bewilderment

Posted 11/10/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Tuesday was not a good day to be a Falcon.

 

 

Our View: Manipulation of city codes wrong response to Premier Lounge shooting

Posted 11/9/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

The elected officials of Columbus have many obligations, among them the responsibility to promote public safety, often through policy decisions.

 

 

Our View: Hospital vote sends sobering message to both sides

Posted 11/8/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

The people have spoken. Now it's time to listen to what they said.

 

 

Our View: CVB funding: Lowndes County cannot be a house divided

Posted 11/7/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Over the past few weeks, as we have watched county and city officials squabble over the details of a renewal of the two-percent restaurant tax, our attitude has devolved from disappointment to consternation and now borders on disgust.

 

 

Our View: Today's election has long-term consequences

Posted 11/7/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Special elections generally feature low voter turnout.

 

 

Our View: City should be commended for quick response to shooting

Posted 11/7/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

It will take some time for us to know the full story of the officer-involved shooting death during the early morning hours Saturday.

 

 

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