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A time for leadership

Posted 11/1/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

 

 

Our View: Time for voters to do their homework; the test is a week away

Posted 10/27/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Next Tuesday, voters will go to the polls to determine a handful of local offices, as well as decide the outcome of statewide races, including governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general.

 

 

Our view: EMCC officials face big questions with football program

Posted 10/24/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

The football team at East Mississippi Community College was eliminated from postseason play Friday by the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges. The ruling came after an onfield brawl during a game Thursday. MACJC stated that the punishment was mandated by the National Junior College Athletic Association rules.

 

 

Our View: City government works best when citizens participate

Posted 10/22/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Typically, if you want to attend Columbus City Council meeting, you don't have to worry about finding a good seat. You can usually take your pick.

 

 

Our View: Welty Symposium is Woodstock for book lovers

Posted 10/21/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

What Netflix is to lovers of TV series, The Eudora Welty Symposium is to book lovers.

 

 

Our View: City's slow response to shooting undermines public confidence

Posted 10/20/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Over the period of several months, the city of Columbus and its police department have worked towards building a stronger relationship with the people in our community.

 

 

Our View: Events welcome return of fall

Posted 10/16/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Summer, which always seems to overstay its welcome in this part of the world, finally packed its bags and went away Thursday, giving us one last day of 90-degree weather as festive fall arrived.

 

 

Our View: United Way makes our charities stronger, better

Posted 10/15/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

More than 20 years ago, German chemical company BASF created a slogan that still ranks among the most effective in advertising history: "At BASF, we don't make a lot of the products you buy; We make a lot of the products you buy better."

 

 

Our View: Velek's departure leaves questions about the direction of competitive soccer in Columbus

Posted 10/14/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

When Tom Velek announced he was stepping down as director of coaching for soccer in Columbus and as director of competitive soccer for Columbus United, the competitive soccer club of the Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority, last week, there was no disputing that he leaves a void that will be a challenge to fill.

 

 

Our View: A salute to Columbus firefighters

Posted 10/8/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

City work is no place for folks with thin skin.

 

 

Our View: State drug courts: good for offenders, good for society

Posted 10/7/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

On Tuesday, Bill Waller, Jr., the Chief Justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court, was in town to speak to the Columbus Rotary Club and he devoted much of his time talking about two subjects - the state's electronic court system and its drug court program.

 

 

Our View: A tale of two investments

Posted 10/6/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Monday, the state of Mississippi broke even, you might say.

 

 

Our View: It's up to the gun owners now

Posted 10/2/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

It's like a rerun of a show you never liked in the first place.

 

 

Our View: A reassuring reminder

Posted 10/1/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Every so often, we are reminded our world -- the one before us, the one we can reach out and touch -- is not nearly so desperate a place as we might be led to believe.

 

 

Our View: Depot development is a boost to city

Posted 9/30/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

When work crews began demo work on part of the old train Depot on Main Street this week, the buzz began.

 

 

Our View: MSU, Ole Miss leaders in football concussion research

Posted 9/29/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Football, an observer once noted, is not a contact sport; it is a collision sport.

 

 

Our View: MSU's expanding role as a research institution

Posted 9/25/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

For most of the 20th Century, Mississippi State University was best known for its agricultural and veterinary programs, a point of pride for a state with strong ties to farming and industries such as poultry and commercial livestock industries.

 

 

Our View: Beavers: The first landscape architects

Posted 9/23/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Each year, the state of Mississippi and as many as 70 of the state's 82 counties provide funds for beaver control, money used by the USDA Wildlife Services uses to control the beaver population and destroy the dams they build.

 

 

Our View: Where is the urgency now?

Posted 9/18/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

"It is an urgent matter."

 

 

Our View: While improving, student participation in WorkKeys test needs more encouragement

Posted 9/16/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

It used to be that what distinguished a "good job" from all the rest was based on when you showered: The person with the good job showered before work; all the others showered after work.

 

 

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