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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.

 

 

Our View: Why tonight's state senate debate matters to us all

Posted 10/28/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

It is generally true decisions made closest to home have the most impact on our every-day lives.

 

 

Our View: Ben Bradlee's enduring legacy

Posted 10/23/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

For more than 40 years now, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein have been the models for bright, young, aggressive people who have entered the field of journalism.

 

 

Our View: A strong case for a liberal arts education

Posted 10/22/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

Eighty-nine years ago, a 16-year-old girl from Jackson began studying English literature at what was then known as Mississippi State College for Women (now MUW).

 

 

Our View: No shortage of cultural offerings

Posted 10/21/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

The Eudora Welty Writers' Symposium begins Thursday.

 

 

Our View: A beneficial conversation, a needed partnership

Posted 10/20/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

When was the last time you had a conversation with a cop? Too often, our interactions with law enforcement are limited to "business-related" exchanges.

 

 

Our View: County's school district should not take 'no' for an answer

Posted 10/18/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

It has been less than two months since voters in the Lowndes County School District rejected a $47 million bond proposal that would have funded a variety of capital improvements, including $14 million for a centralized career-tech center. Even so, district officials have not moth-balled those capital improvement plans.

 

 

Our View: MDE Ratings show a school district in crisis

Posted 10/17/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

When the Mississippi Department of Education released its school accountability ratings for 2013-14 today, it only served to confirm what we have known for quite some time: Our city's schools are struggling.

 

 

Our View: Billboard ban should remain

Posted 10/16/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

It was once said that art, like morality, consists of drawing a line somewhere.

 

 

Our View: Weather alert systems for county deserve consideration

Posted 10/15/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

With the emergence of enhanced technology such as GPS and satellite tracking, today's weather forecasters can provide far more specific and timely information on storms.

 

 

Our View: City's nepotism policy produces unintended consequences

Posted 10/10/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

Bad policies make for bad outcomes.

 

 

Our View: New policies needed for the 'new' Trotter

Posted 10/9/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

With the $2 million Trotter Center renovation set to be completed by the end of the year, the Columbus City Council voted at its Tuesday meeting to raise rates for the facility by 20-to-25 percent, depending on which facilities are booked.

 

Our View: Downtown Columbus, then and now

Posted 10/3/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

Fifth Street in Columbus was not only an interesting place; it was downright dangerous.

 

Our View: Old Waverly's importance goes beyond golf

Posted 9/30/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

Attendance was sparse and it still takes some effort to get to West Point. Yet the 2014 IPSI Handa Cup, a Ryder Cup-style competition that features 24 of the world's best senior women golfers competing in a U.S. vs. World format, was pronounced a rousing success, especially among those who matter most - the players.

 

 

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