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Our View: The sorry state of our roads emblematic of a do-nothing Legislature

Posted about 2 hours ago in Dispatch Editorials

In early 2019, the Mississippi Department of Transportation should be finished with a project that will make drivers exiting Highway 82 at Military Road in Columbus a little bit safer.


Editorial cartoon for 1-19-18

Posted about 2 hours ago in National Columns


Charlie Mitchell: When will Trump voters say 'enough'?

Posted about 2 hours ago in Local Columns

What are you willing to look past to get what you want?



Leonard Pitts: Journalism's (and the public's) responsibility

Posted about 2 hours ago in National Columns

I was wrong. Years ago, people used to ask me what journalists should do to combat the nation's drift toward "factish" and "truthy" logic.



Our View: Public involvement essential to successful superintendent search

Posted yesterday in Dispatch Editorials

Wednesday, the Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees took a major step in determining who will lead the district as superintendent of schools.



Connie Schultz: The argument for civility

Posted yesterday in National Columns

This week marked the beginning of the spring semester at Kent State, where I teach journalism as a professional in residence.


Slimantics: 'The Post,' as relevant as ever

Posted 1/17/2018 in Local Columns

The Monday matinee of "The Post" at Malco Theater drew an audience of about a dozen gray-hairs, present company included.


Voice of the people: Joseph Boggess, M.D.



Voice of the people: Cameron Triplett



Bernard Goldberg: Will she or won't she? Is he or isn't he?

Posted 1/16/2018 in National Columns

There is a kind of mania sweeping Washington and beyond these days and, unsurprisingly, it's about Donald Trump.


Possumhaw: Something stinks in the Prairie

Posted 1/15/2018 in Local Columns

The Prairie is home to a multitude of critters. Some we embrace, some we tolerate, and some, well, are simply intolerable.


Voice of the people: Rusty Wallace



Leonard Pitts: King's words still ring true ... 61 years on

Posted 1/15/2018 in National Columns

A few words on the difficulty of voting while black.


Partial to Home: 'James and me and the River'

Posted 1/13/2018 in Local Columns

For as long as I can remember, I've been walking the trestle. By that I mean walking out on the old railroad bridge over the old channel of the river near the south end of First Street near Carrier Lodge. My children have "walked the trestle," so have the grandchildren.


Bill Crawford: If only Tupelo's unifying culture reached statewide

Posted 1/13/2018 in National Columns

Do you know the "Tupelo Story," the uplifting chronicle of Tupelo's self-transformation from "a hardscrabble hamlet" (Aspen Institute) to a prosperous small city and "national model for homegrown development" (William Winter)?



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