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Our view: The wars we didn't have to fight

Posted 11/21/2012 in Dispatch Editorials

It is doubtful that Josie Shumake was chosen to speak at Tuesday's meeting of the Columbus Rotary Club in deference to Thanksgiving.

 

 

Our view: Shop locally and keep it in the family

Posted 11/20/2012 in Dispatch Editorials

In a Dispatch online poll a few days ago, we asked readers where they would likely do their Black Friday shopping. Although we make no claim of scientific accuracy, the poll results do at least provide some insight into the attitudes of our community.

 

Our view: Enthusiastic public greets new museum

Posted 11/16/2012 in Dispatch Editorials

The H.L. Hunt Museum and Cultural Center held a grand-opening ceremony Thursday at the old high school, which served as Columbus' black high school until integration.

 

Our view: For your eyes only? Think again ...

Posted 11/14/2012 in Dispatch Editorials

A wise mother once said, "Be careful what you do. Someone is always watching you." It's easy to forget this rule applies to our online activities.

 

 

Our view: Boys and Girls Club can be catalyst for profound change

Posted 11/13/2012 in Dispatch Editorials

It is a sad truth that often the people who most need a thing are those who can least afford to pay for it.

 

 

Our view: We're not there yet

Posted 11/9/2012 in Dispatch Editorials

This week's ugly incident on the University of Mississippi campus is a stark reminder that race relations in Mississippi continue to be an issue, not just for the university but for our state.

 

 

Our view: Questions need answering before we get on the bus

Posted 11/8/2012 in Dispatch Editorials

Last week, Lawrence Transit System, an Indiana company that wants to establish a bus service in Columbus, sent a letter to local media via Travis Jones, the city's director of federal programs.

 

 

Our view: Now's the time to do your part: Vote today

Posted 11/6/2012 in Dispatch Editorials

Today marks the end of another presidential campaign, and while the race for the White House may be hotly contested, there is at least one point on which everyone can agree: This day could not have come soon enough.

 

 

Our view: All the right moves ...

Posted 11/1/2012 in Dispatch Editorials

We were greatly encouraged Monday when the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors agreed with the City of Columbus to address a mutual problem -- the facilities at the Columbus Soccer Complex.

 

 

Our view: Your tax dollars at work...

Posted 10/24/2012 in Dispatch Editorials

Given the record federal budget deficit, it is no surprise there is a growing sentiment for shrinking the government.

 

 

Our view: Kids should 'mix it up'

Posted 10/23/2012 in Dispatch Editorials

On Oct. 30, a national tolerance group will again encourage schools across the county to "mix it up at lunch." This is not an invitation to a food fight, as the campaign's name might indicate.

 

 

Tri-county alliance: First step proving more difficult than anticipated

Posted 10/22/2012 in Dispatch Editorials

A month or so ago, hundreds of people packed into the Lyceum at East Mississippi Community College's Mayhew campus for the unveiling of what we now know as the Golden Triangle Regional Development Authority.

 

 

Our view: Harry, Ralph need 'a night in the box'...

Posted 10/18/2012 in Dispatch Editorials

Strother Martin's character in the movie, "Cool Hand Luke" said it best: "What we have here is failure to communicate.''

 

 

Our view: Term limits: an idea whose time has come

Posted 10/17/2012 in Dispatch Editorials

One of the universal criticism of a free press is that bad news seems to dominate its pages. Although that claim is more imagined than real, it is a charge that newspapers cannot dismiss out of hand.

 

 

Our view: 'Ideas Tour' an encouraging initiative

Posted 10/10/2012 in Dispatch Editorials

Mississippi Speaker of the House Philip Gunn brought his "Mississippi Solutions -- An Ideas Tour" to Columbus on Tuesday. About 75 citizens, a third of them 10th-graders from Lowndes County Young Leaders group, packed themselves into the old municipal courtroom at City Hall.

 

 

Our view: Is Hazel in charge of the Columbus Soccer Complex?

Posted 10/5/2012 in Dispatch Editorials

In the movie version of John Steinbeck's "Cannery Row," the central characters of the story -- a motley group of malingerers, derelicts and misfits -- are confronted with a problem.

 

 

Can we send them to bed without dessert?

Posted 10/4/2012 in Dispatch Editorials

Welcome to third grade, or as we say in Columbus and Lowndes County, local politics. During Tuesday's Columbus City Council meeting, Kabir said he didn't want to play with little Harry anymore because Harry called Kabir and his playmates a "bad word."

 

 

Our view: Castleberry a good choice for Cotton Mill project

Posted 10/2/2012 in Dispatch Editorials

It is hard to imagine a better fit for Starkville's CottonMill project than Columbus developer Mark Castleberry.

 

 

Our view: Not the Wright stuff

Posted 9/27/2012 in Dispatch Editorials

When he was running for Lowndes County Superintendent of Education, Lynn Wright made a personal visit to the offices of The Dispatch, assuring the newspaper's editorial board that, as superintendent, he would be accessible and available.

 

 

Our view: Hold it ...

Posted 9/25/2012 in Dispatch Editorials

As duly noted in Sunday's edition of The Dispatch, there is much to like about the Columbus Soccer Complex, which had its grand opening on Saturday.

 

 

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