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Our View: A tale of two city governments

Posted 7/11/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

The story is an old one, yet remains relevant.

 

 

Our View: Bet on the tortoise

Posted 7/7/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

A year ago, Bill Brigham put into a motion something he had been talking about for a couple of months.

 

 

Our View: Summer is here: What are we going to do about it?

Posted 7/6/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

It's here. Summer, that is. We have mixed feelings about that.

 

 

Our View: The party is over: It's time to go to work

Posted 7/5/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

In American history, July 5, 1776, doesn't get the credit it deserves.

 

 

Our View: Camp Jigsaw: Putting the pieces of autism together

Posted 6/29/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

This week, about 50 boys ages 12-to-21 will be at a camp at Mississippi State. Like any other camp, a heavy emphasis will be put on having fun and being active. And if that were all the camp achieved, it would be considered a success.

 

 

Our View: A woman's work ...

Posted 6/27/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

"Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did," it was once noted, "just backward and in high heels." This week, Mississippi State is sponsoring what it calls a "Bulldog Bytes" camp at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Columbus.

 

 

Our View: Looking out for the little guy

Posted 6/23/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Wednesday, Mississippi's Public Service Commission sent an unequivocal message to Mississippi Power: You will not gamble with the rate-payers' money.

 

 

Our View: Is Mickens underpaid or under a rock?

Posted 6/22/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Imagine it is your first day on a new job. What's the first thing you do?

 

 

Our View: Turner's good qualities should not be forgotten

Posted 6/21/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Marty Turner was a no-show Tuesday in what would have been his last official meeting as a Columbus City councilman.

 

 

Our View: Eating out is good for us

Posted 6/20/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

One way you can perform your civic duty is by eating. Sounds too good to be true, right?

 

 

Our View: A small, but important, step in police/community relations

Posted 6/16/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

The Columbus Police Department held its first organizational meeting for its new citizens volunteer group. Thursday.

 

 

Our View: A crisis that can no longer be ignored

Posted 6/14/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Each year, the Annie E. Casey Foundation releases its Kids Count Report, which provides data on the state of the nation's children.

 

 

Our View: Can we talk?

Posted 6/13/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Often the solution to a problem begins with a conversation.

 

 

Our View: Programs to feed needy children deserve our commitment

Posted 6/9/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

 

 

Our View: Candidates deserve our thanks

Posted 6/7/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Tuesday marked an important day in our communities as voters went to the polls to select the people who will represent them for the next four years in our mayoral offices and council, aldermen or selectmen positions.

 

 

Our View: Never-say-die Dogs defy odds

Posted 6/6/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

In sports, few things are impossible.

 

 

Our View: Are we going backward on race?

Posted 6/2/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Wednesdays are known as hump days, halfway toward the end of the work week or, stated more optimistically, halfway to the weekend.

 

 

Our View: A call for support for summer jobs programs

Posted 6/1/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

School is out, which means despite what the calendar says, for all intents and purposes it's summer.

 

 

Our View: Workshop fosters cooperation, more effective law enforcement

Posted 5/31/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

This week, 40 law enforcement officers, mostly from the Golden Triangle, are meeting on the Mississippi State campus to sharpen their interviewing and investigating skills.

 

 

Our View: Celebrating a somber holiday

Posted 5/26/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

As it is with all holidays, Memorial Day departs from its original intent over the long holiday weekend.

 

 

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