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Voice of the people: Cameron Triplett

 

 

Wyatt Emmerich: The most Southern place on earth

Posted 6/20/2017 in Local Columns

In a world changing at an ever-increasing pace, the spring convocation of the Delta Council stands as a monument to the old days.

 

Possumhaw: Brown-eyed beggar boy

Posted 6/19/2017 in Local Columns

Often, I am amazed at how much the world is changing, but none more so than last week when I stopped at the gas station for gas and a cup of Southern Pecan coffee.

 

Charlie Mitchell: The scourge of cell-phone telemarketing

Posted 6/19/2017 in Local Columns

Antony, foreseeing chaos in the aftermath of the murder of Julius Caesar, intoned, "Cry 'Havoc!,' and let slip the dogs of war." In more contemporary artistry with words, the Baha Men gave us, "Who let the dogs out? Who? Who? Who? Who?"

 

Ask Rufus: A crutch's story

Posted 6/17/2017 in Local Columns

On Friday the Billups-Garth Foundation presented to the S.D. Lee Home a 153-year-old wooden crutch with the owner's name carved across it. It is a grand example of how confusing history can be.

Partial to Home: Rafting down the Tombigbee

Posted 6/17/2017 in Local Columns

About a year ago, four Mennonite boys from Georgia came up with the idea to build a houseboat and motor down the Mississippi.

Roses and thorns 6/18/17

Posted 6/17/2017 in Roses & Thorns

A rose to the organizers, volunteers and donors who, for 30 years now, have provided children with cancer an escape from the often-difficult realities of being a patient through a week-long summer camp at the Columbus-Lowndes YMCA's Camp Pratt.

 

Bill Crawford: Will Mississippi tax cuts have results like Kansas?

Posted 6/17/2017 in National Columns

Is Kansas a lesson for Mississippi? Conservative Governor Sam Brownback and the Republican controlled Kansas Legislature enacted massive state tax cuts five years ago, making Kansas the national poster child for anti-tax advocates.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Is left-wing terrorism making a comeback?

Posted 6/17/2017 in National Columns

You knew it was coming. You felt it with a sickening certainty the instant news of a mass shooting flashed out from Alexandria, Virginia.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: A long history of leftist hatred

Posted 6/17/2017 in National Columns

James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois, who aspired to end his life as a mass murderer of Republican Congressmen, was a Donald Trump hater and a Bernie Sanders backer.

 

 

Our View: A small, but important, step in police/community relations

Posted 6/16/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

The Columbus Police Department held its first organizational meeting for its new citizens volunteer group. Thursday.

 

Partial to home: The corner of Magazine and Erato

Posted 6/16/2017 in Local Columns

The sparrows here are insistent, expectant. Before I can get the laptop out of its case, two of them are at my feet looking up.

 

Voice of the people: Lee Roy Lollar

 

 

Voice of the people: Dr. James W. Hunt

 

 

Voice of the people: Gary L. Holtman

 

Slimantics: The lost art of the lawn mower

Posted 6/15/2017 in Local Columns

We have reached the time of year where most of us will spend our time outside looking for something to stand under. It's all shelter or shade until October now.

 

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