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Our View: More questions than answers on Cadence building for SPD

Posted yesterday in Dispatch Editorials

By fits and starts, the city of Starkville is proceeding with its plans to purchase the Cadence Bank Building.

 

 

Our View: Debate, decision on billboard represent city's best interests

Posted 12/17/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

The Columbus City council voted to maintain its 14-year-old moratorium on new billboards in the city limits after discussing the issue for the past two months.

 

 

Our View: As Christmas Day approaches ...

Posted 12/16/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

As of today, there are nine shopping days remaining before Christmas.

 

 

Our View: New school offers cause for optimism

Posted 12/12/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

With little fanfare, the Mississippi Department of Education has revealed its plans to open a new kind of high school next fall.

 

 

Our View: Public deserves clarity on textbook issue

Posted 12/10/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

The continuing saga of the Columbus Municipal School District's textbook fiasco has raised unsettling questions.

 

 

Our View: A welcome and long-overdue movement

Posted 12/9/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

 

 

Our View: Football is the focus and rightly so

Posted 12/8/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

Normally, Sundays in the fall are devoted to professional football, and while the NFL featured its usual fare of match-ups, football fans in the Golden Triangle were likely to have focused their attention elsewhere.

 

 

Our View: Give, but give wisely

Posted 12/3/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

Mississippians are generous by nature -- each year, the state ranks among the most generous in the country -- and we tend to be even more so during the holidays.

 

 

Our View: Charity should not be seasonal

Posted 11/21/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

There is an old German proverb that goes "true charity sees the need not the cause."

 

 

Our View: Test will give students early exposure to the workplace

Posted 11/19/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

During his speech at Tuesday's Columbus Rotary Club meeting, Golden Triangle Development LINK CEO Joe Max Higgins said he hopes to have every high-school junior in the Golden Triangle take the WorkKeys test.

 

 

Our View: Mississippi and Japan, the merging of two cultures

Posted 11/14/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

In his role as Consul General for Japan, Motohiko Kato is responsible for representing his county's interests in five Southern states -- Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi.

 

 

Our View: Cold weather provides an opportunity to help others

Posted 11/13/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

Cold weather, at least what Mississippians consider to be cold weather, arrived overnight and is expected to stay with us for awhile.

 

 

Our View: CPD chief has the right stuff

Posted 11/12/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

Five months to the day after he took over as chief of the Columbus Police Department, Tony Carleton spoke to the Columbus Rotary Club, delivering a message the audience could not have anticipated.

 

Our View: Veterans deserve our grateful appreciation

Posted 11/11/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

In the United States, we observe two holidays to honor those who have served our nation through military service.

 

Our View: Bulldog-Tide debate is all the rage in Columbus

Posted 11/10/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

There are many things that make Columbus unique among Mississippi cities.

 

 

Our View: NO dogs allowed?

Posted 11/7/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

During its regular meeting, the Starkville Board of Aldermen passed by a 6-1 vote a proposal to temporarily ban pets - essentially dogs - from its three public cemeteries.

 

 

Our View: Candidates and criticism

Posted 11/6/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

Aside from a run-off for the District 17 state senate, the election season ended Tuesday, when Golden Triangle went to the polls in what election officials say were modest numbers.

 

 

Our View: Where are all the women?

Posted 11/5/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

What is the most under-represented group in our local, state and federal government?

 

 

Our View: Time for a change?

Posted 11/3/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

The semi-annual grumbling commenced Sunday with the arrival of Standard Time. It will surely emerge again on March 8 with the arrival of Daylight Savings Time.

 

 

Our View: And the winner is ... Poindexter Hall

Posted 10/30/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

Tuesday evening, Mississippi University for Women held a state senate candidates debate at Poindexter Hall's Kossen Auditorium.

 

 

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