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Our View: The high cost of chutzpah

Posted about 2 hours ago in Dispatch Editorials

For more than two years now, Columbus officials have been fighting to overturn two rulings involving cases where the mayor and city council were found to have violated the state's open meeting laws by conducting the public's business privately.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: Trump's night of sniffles and screw-ups

Posted about 2 hours ago in National Columns

My heart went out to Donald Trump Monday night when it appeared that he was under the weather.

 

Slimantics: When cotton was king

Posted yesterday in Local Columns

It is the time of year in Mississippi where, at some unsuspected turn in the road, the landscape turns a bright white.

 

Patrick Buchanan: Trump & the press -- a death struggle

Posted yesterday in National Columns

Alerting the press that he would deal with the birther issue at the opening of his new hotel, the Donald, after treating them to an hour of tributes to himself from Medal of Honor recipients, delivered.

 

Possumhaw: A honey moon egg

Posted 9/26/2016 in Local Columns

It was the oddest thing. There beside the ducks' feeding bowl was a golden egg -- seriously, a golden egg.

 

Mabus satisfied with his meandering career

Posted 9/26/2016 in Local Columns

One night Ray Mabus was on the veranda of the presidential palace in Mexico City observing that nation's independence day fireworks with the president of Mexico.

 

 

Bill Crawford: State needs more private sector jobs to get off the bottom

Posted 9/24/2016 in National Columns

For decades the U.S. Census Bureau has published data on income and poverty. Related news stories have consistently focused on Mississippi's humble rankings. Just released statistics show Mississippi continues to be the poorest state with the highest poverty rate.

 

Partial to Home: The bespoke Ms. Swift

Posted 9/24/2016 in Local Columns

Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Linda Swift sits in front of a large picture window with sagging Venetian blinds and sews.

Roses and thorns 9/25/16

Posted 9/24/2016 in Roses & Thorns

A rose to Security National Properties, which owns Leigh Mall, and city of Columbus officials, who have worked together to begin a much-needed repaving of the mall's parking lot and lanes.

Kathleen Parker: What we will look for Monday night

Posted 9/24/2016 in National Columns

It's here, at last. The showdown we've all been waiting for: Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump.

 

Rheta Johnson: Faulkner, chainsaws and magnolias

Posted 9/24/2016 in National Columns

The apex of my 40-year journalism career was a telephone interview, strange to say. I combed my curls and dressed up in my best corduroy skirt and blue sweater for that phone chat, wanting to look pretty because of the person on the other end of the line.

 

 

Jamie Stiehm: Waiting for a beautiful new bronze museum to lift us up

Posted 9/24/2016 in National Columns

WASHINGTON -- Here we were wishing for something good, to rise above the campaign fray. And then it happened. We will never be the same.

 

Ask Rufus: In 1819 this was Columbus, Alabama

Posted 9/24/2016 in Local Columns

In a week the Mississippi Bicentennial Celebration will kick off in Columbus.

 

Our View: 'Tell me a story'

Posted 9/23/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

The Columbus Arts Council opened its fifth edition of Possum Town Tales on Thursday evening and will continue through Sunday.

 

Lynn Spruill: Streets with personality

Posted 9/23/2016 in Local Columns

Starkville has benefited recently from a number of changes to street designs.

 

Voice of the people: Sarah Studdard

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: How Trump wins the debate

Posted 9/23/2016 in National Columns

On one of my first trips to New Hampshire in 1991, to challenge President George H. W. Bush, I ran into Sen. Eugene McCarthy.

 

 

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