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Our View: Enjoy the offerings

Posted yesterday in Dispatch Editorials

If you walk or drive over to Friendship Cemetery in Columbus, you might notice an abundance of bouquets spread across the historic grounds.

 

Lynn Spruill: E911 and police should share digs

Posted yesterday in Local Columns

Oktibbeha County is struggling over relocating E911 and balancing their mandate to provide the new Starkville Consolidated School District enough space to house their expanded administrative services.

 

Voice of the people: Bobbi Vaughn

 

 

Voice of the people: Melinda Howard

 

 

Voice of the people: Bob Smith

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Do cops' lives matter to Obama?

Posted yesterday in National Columns

Barack Obama, as chief law enforcement officer of the United States, is going to have to stop acting like a conscientious objector in this war on cops.

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: Even one 'line of duty' death shocks conscience

Posted 9/3/2015 in Local Columns

Average age: 40. Average time in law enforcement: 12 years, 10 months. Those stats describe the 82 law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty so far this year.

 

 

Wyatt Emmerich: Lessons learned from the Ashley Madison debacle

Posted 9/3/2015 in Local Columns

I was sitting on my back porch Saturday morning catching up on my Facebook feed when I thought, "Who is this Ashley woman from Madison and why is everybody so concerned about her?"

 

 

Our View: Convenience store ordinance fails to get at the root of the problem

Posted 9/2/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

We cannot decide what we dislike more: The new ordinance or the way it was carried out.

 

 

Voice of the people: Doug Warren

 

 

Kathleen Parker: GOP candidates must go after Trump

Posted 9/2/2015 in National Columns

The Trump riddle continues to compel: How has he managed to successfully execute such a mass deception?

 

 

Our View: Allgood should not be dictating actions of Justice Court

Posted 9/1/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

On Friday afternoon, The Dispatch received from Lowndes County Justice Court officials the affidavits from a criminal case against two local women charged with murder.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Innocents online with Ashley Madison

Posted 9/1/2015 in National Columns

To the thousands who've been outed as users of the Ashley Madison adultery website: You deserve sympathy.

 

Possumhaw: The eye of the spider

Posted 8/31/2015 in Local Columns

Nighttime temperatures fell into the 60s, creating perfect conditions for nighttime walks.

 

Voice of the people: Cameron Triplett

 

 

Susan Estrich: President Trump?

Posted 8/31/2015 in National Columns

The new polls showing Donald Trump in a strong lead for the Republican nomination tell you just how much trouble the Republican Party is in right now.

 

Ask Rufus: Uncle Bunky

Posted 8/29/2015 in Local Columns

Columbus will never be the same again.

 

Rheta Grimsley Johnson: Wish you were here

Posted 8/29/2015 in National Columns

Among the family treasures my siblings and I divided up after my mother died, there was a sewing machine drawer full of postcards. She may have neglected to save one at some point over her nearly 90 years, but I doubt it.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Vester Flanagan has made witnesses of us all

Posted 8/29/2015 in National Columns

"I've seen enough. I don't want to see any more" -- Bruce Springsteen, "Cover Me" When terrorists beheaded Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in 2002 and posted video of the killing online, I refused to look. I explained my reasoning in this space. To watch that video, I wrote, knowing it was staged specifically to fill me with revulsion and fear, would feel like cooperating with the monsters who killed him. It would make me an accomplice.

 

 

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