DISPATCH EDITORIALS

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Our View: Student's death tragic, avoidable

Posted 5/10/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Saturday was supposed to be the most festive day of the year on the campus of Mississippi State University, with commencement exercises and sporting events bringing thousands to campus.

 

 

Our View: It's time for local gov't to get behind 'Field of Dreams' project

Posted 5/6/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

It is still a few months before Lowndes County Board of Supervisors and the Columbus City Council begin work on their Fiscal Year 2017 budgets, but it is not too soon to give serious thought to a project whose time has come.

 

 

Our View: A search for the truth

Posted 5/5/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Eddie Lee Howard, twice convicted and sentenced to death for the 1992 murder of an elderly Columbus woman, is back in court this week.

 

 

Our View: Trufant becomes face of MUW Athletics

Posted 5/4/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

By the end of next year, Mississippi University for Women plans to be playing ball.

 

 

Our View: Saying goodbye to an old friend

Posted 5/3/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Monday, when it was confirmed that Weyerhaeuser would be selling two of its local production facilities as part of a $2.2 billion deal with International Paper our thoughts immediately turned to the company's long association with the Golden Triangle, particularly Lowndes County.

 

 

Our View: Relay for Life

Posted 4/29/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Each year, the American Cancer Society conducts its largest fund-raising event -- Relay for Life and more than 5,000 events are held in the U.S. and 19 other countries with more than 4 million people participating.

 

 

Our View: The scene is set for a hike

Posted 4/28/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

 

 

Our View: CAFB: an essential part of our community

Posted 4/26/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Here's something we do not say often enough: The Golden Triangle needs Columbus Air Force Base.

 

 

Our View: Record sales tax numbers offer cause for optimism

Posted 4/22/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

When measuring the economic health of any city, several factors are considered -- including housing, unemployment, tax revenue.

 

 

Our View: School board choice is of critical importance

Posted 4/19/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Perhaps as early as tonight, the Columbus City Council will select a new member of the Columbus Municipal School Board of Trustees.

 

 

Our View: Teachers: the ultimate multi-taskers

Posted 4/15/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

On Wednesday, the Starkville School District invited a group of community leaders to become "Educators for the Day" on its campuses.

 

 

Our View: Philip Hickman's troubled tenure

Posted 4/13/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

In the spring of 2014, when the Columbus Municipal School District began its search for its fourth superintendent in as many years, we urged the school board to bring in a leader whose credibility, integrity, transparency and sound judgment would mark a turning point for a troubled school system.

 

 

Our View: Keeping city clean is everyone's job

Posted 4/8/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

On Saturday, newly-elected Ward 5 Councilman Stephen Jones will lead a clean-up day in his ward. Staging areas are planned at Lee Park and Sims Scott Park and residents are urged to participate in cleaning up trash throughout the ward. The event will be held from 9 a.m. until noon.

 

 

Our View: Mission to Mars?

Posted 4/7/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

The Americans who go to Mars and beyond will someday be called astronauts.

 

 

Our View: Bryant backs another Lost Cause

Posted 4/6/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

On Tuesday Gov. Phil Bryant signed into law HB 1523, which is widely-regarded as state-sanctioned discrimination against LGBT people.

 

 

Our View: Plymouth Bluff: The

Posted 4/5/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Each spring, Columbus celebrates its Spring Pilgrimage, an opportunity to reflect on the city's past, primarily through tours of the city's oldest homes and the history they represent.

 

 

Our View: A special Saturday

Posted 4/1/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

There are 40 remaining Saturdays in 2016, including tomorrow. Yet not all Saturdays are created equal.

 

 

Our View: In the name of the church ...

Posted 3/31/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

The Mississippi legislative session is drawing nigh to its merciful end. We will soon be subject to a new set of laws -- some good, some bad and, this being the Mississippi legislature, some patently stupid, even offensive.

 

 

Our View: Simmons incident troubling on several levels

Posted 3/29/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

The act has been committed. The judgments will follow.

 

 

Our View: Lots to crow about

Posted 3/25/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

There is a saying: "It ain't bragging if it's true."

 

 

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