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Our View: School board appointments: Status quo or no?

Posted yesterday in Dispatch Editorials

Tuesday, the Columbus City Council is expected to appoint two members to the Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees.

 

 

Our View: Utility workers deserve a thank you

Posted 2/27/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Beginning Tuesday afternoon, when area schools closed early in anticipation of the arrival the Wednesday afternoon storm that ultimately dropped four-to-eight inches of snow in the Golden Triangle, caution was the order of the day.

 

 

Our View: Pre-K programs make a difference

Posted 2/26/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

A year after the legislature passed Gov. Bryant's plan to require all Mississippi third-graders to be held back if they can't read at grade level, the numbers are depressing.

 

 

Our View: Their own worst enemies

Posted 2/24/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

The old saying about ineptitude goes, "They could mess up a two-car funeral."

 

 

Our View: Perkins' charge of racism is unsubstantiated, divisive

Posted 2/20/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Roy A. Perkins is the most experienced member of the Starkville Board of Aldermen, which makes his recent conduct all the more inexcusable.

 

 

Our View: Legislative session show marks of election-year politics

Posted 2/18/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

One sure indicator of an election year is to look at the bills that are being considered during the legislative session.

 

 

Our View: Lowndes School board on message for second bond issue vote

Posted 2/17/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

The Lowndes County School Board would like you to know that the main reason last summer's school bond issue failed at the polls was because of some truly awful messaging.

 

 

Our View: Mixed emotions prevail as Borsig moves on

Posted 2/13/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Congratulations to Dr. Jim Borsig ... sort of.

 

 

Our View: Jon Stewart's impact transcends comedy

Posted 2/12/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

When Jon Stewart revealed Tuesday he was leaving the show that made him famous -- Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" -- after 16 years, thoughts turned immediately to his legacy.

 

 

Our View: Making high school more relevant

Posted 2/11/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Monday evening, Columbus Municipal School District Superintendent Dr. Philip Hickman laid out a new program he hopes will inspire students to stay in school and prompt them to make the connection between school and careers.

 

 

Our View: History we can see and touch

Posted 2/6/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Thursday, Brother Rogers, assistant director at the Stennis Center for Public Policy in Starkville, was the guest speaker at the Exchange Club of Columbus.

 

 

Our View: Harry Sanders' sure-footed stewardship

Posted 2/3/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

When Lowndes County Supervisors sold the county hospital it 2006, it produced a $30-million nest egg and a world of temptation.

 

 

Our View: An example, an inspiration, a challenge

Posted 1/28/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

The life of James Wallace "Jimmy" Garton was celebrated Tuesday at Annunciation Catholic Church in Columbus.

 

 

Our View: Council should interview school board candidates in public

Posted 1/27/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

During it's March 3 meeting, the Columbus City Council will make two appointments to the Columbus Municipal School Board of Trustees.

 

 

Our View: Turnage leads assault on public's right to open government

Posted 1/23/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

The idea that public business should be conducted in public is an easy concept to grasp and should be an even easier concept to embrace.

 

 

Our View: People should decide if marijuana should be legalized

Posted 1/20/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Last week, when the Monroe County Sheriff Department announced it had seized some illegal moonshine whiskey in a rural part of county, the prevailing reaction was mild amusement tinged with nostalgia.

 

 

Our View: LINK, EMCC and area schools form a promising partnership

Posted 1/16/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

For some time now, officials with the Golden Triangle Development LINK have been stressing the importance of making sure our schools prepare students for the 21st century workplace.

 

 

Our View: 'Hiedi no' for Hiedi Ho

Posted 1/15/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Figures compiled by the Columbus Police Department revealed 28 police incident reports at Club Hiedi Ho in 2014.

 

 

Our View: Textbook fiasco draws to a close

Posted 1/13/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Monday night, the Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees got the final tally of what it cost the district to replace one set of new textbooks for another.

 

 

Our View: Certain inalienable rights ...

Posted 1/9/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

The continuing controversy over the city of Starkville's polices regarding its LGBT residents touches on a subject that goes far beyond the city.

 

 

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