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VIDEO: Reliving 9/11

The following is a selection of edited responses to our call for readers' recollections of Sept. 11, 2001. For space reasons, we were not able to print all of the submissions.



Deirdra Harris Glover: Remember by doing

I spent Sept. 11, 2001, as much of the world did: on the Internet, sharing in the global outpouring of shock and grief. I will never forget the juxtaposition of the ruined skyscrapers against an appalling blue sky. Americans of all backgrounds queued to give blood, to donate, to enlist in an imminent war. Others sought ways to serve at home through national service.



Wesley Duncan: Thinks Williams should be downplayed

I am a daily reader of The Dispatch. I am a Starkville native as well. For years, I have heard about Columbus being the birthplace of Tennessee Williams. I have never drawn an interest to finding out who he was until recently when I saw your frontpage headline with his picture.



Haley Salazar: Appreciate all who made primary elections a success

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who had a part in conducting our primary elections in Lowndes County.



Mary Lee Beal: The need for a new police station

As most people are aware, the citizens of this community on Sept. 27 are being provided an opportunity to support an issue that is absolutely vital to the continued growth of Starkville.



Cameron Triplett: Schools need changing

I agree with Mr. Wiseman that our school system isn't the best that it could be. For years I have advocated changing from our agrarian-based school year to something more modern and more practical.



Tina Morgan: Local hero

One of my brothers turned 60 in February. I often think about how age gaps seem to diminish as we get older. Jeff is 14 years older than I, which is almost another generation, but now I don't really think about him as being so much older. There's another brother between us who is 53.



Patrick Swartz: A Marine checking in



Billy Williams: Supports Harris for sheriff



Carl Lee: Appreciating grandparents



Saul Vydas: The given up



Helen Danner: Appreciates assistance



David Armstrong: Columbus chief operations officer responds to school board

This letter is in response to "The Columbus School Board Responds" article in yesterday's Commercial Dispatch, allegedly written by Currie Fisher, Bruce Hanson, Glenn Lautzenhiser, Tommy Prude and Alma Turner, who currently hold the position of Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees.



Claude Simpson: A political activist and proud of it

My name is being tossed around publicly in the Sunday Dispatch as a "political activist" because I have offered to serve on the Board of the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau. The labeling suggests I have something to gain by serving on that board.



Local Voices: The Columbus School Board responds to editorial

This is in response to your editorial dated August 10, 2011: The Board of Trustees of the Columbus Municipal School District is accountable to many different constituencies: the district's boys and girls, employees, taxpayers and citizens. We have a responsibility to the boys and girls of the district to provide them with a high quality education.



Rick McGill: Negative campaigning

I received a copy of a widespread e-mail that was sent out Thursday, Aug. 4th. The sender was a Lynn Wright supporter. In the text of the e-mail, there some crass remarks made towards my wife's campaign but nothing that I couldn't normally shake off.



Tyler Edmonds responds to Forrest Allgood comments

After reading the recent comments in The Commercial Dispatch regarding District Attorney Forrest Allgood (Forrest Allgood responds, July 26, 2011, Voice of the people), I couldn't refrain from weighing in with my experiences.



Allen Greenhaw: Questions candidate's calls

Is it ethical for a Lowndes County Schools employee who happens to be a candidate for superintendent to use the school districts database for political purposes?



Janice Gilliam: Supports Jeff Smith



Mark Smith: Supports Dennis

I am working with and supporting a fellow business owner, and a person who is virtually unmatched as a civic leader, for governor of Mississippi.



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