DISPATCH EDITORIALS

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Our View: Starkville's shameful treatment of LGBTs

Posted 1/8/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

For a full year now, the Starkville Board of Aldermen have been going back and forth on policies which affect the city's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

 

 

Our View: A new era for the Trotter

Posted 1/8/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

The Trotter Convention Center will soon be open for business.

 

 

Our View: To whom much is given ...

Posted 1/7/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

In January and February, there are two federal holidays -- Martin Luther King Jr. Day and President's Day.

 

 

Our View: Perspective eases sting of defeat for Bulldogs, Rebels

Posted 1/2/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Clearly, the college football season is far too long.

 

 

Our View: Our wishes for 2015

Posted 12/31/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

The New Year has not yet arrived, although we can see it poking its head up just beyond the horizon.

 

 

Our View: 2015: Looking forward with optimism

Posted 12/30/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

Tomorrow will be the last day of 2014. How you view the year depends largely on what happened on a personal level.

 

 

Our View: An idea to consider: a Christmas tree bonfire

Posted 12/26/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

How the mighty have fallen. Consider the inglorious fate of the poor Christmas Tree.

 

Our View: Christmas is at hand, mercifully

Posted 12/24/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

Christmas is near at hand. We know this not by a simple glance at the calendar, of course.

 

Our View: Finding a successor for Mr. Lewis

Posted 12/19/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

Greg Lewis' decision to step down from his position at the Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees did not come without careful deliberation.

 

 

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

Posted 12/18/2014 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.

 

 

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