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Defining leadership

 

 

Phone call leads to encounter with supervisor

 

 

Choosing a site for the sportsplex

Posted 3/4/2009 in Dispatch Editorials

This week the county took one more step toward what until recently has been a mirage on the distant horizon, a sportsplex.

 

 

Brooks a direct reflection of his constituency

 

Steve Mullen: Supervisors' 'belly bump' part of life in the Friendly City

Posted 3/4/2009 in Local Columns

Columbus is known as the Friendly City, something I pointed out last week, commenting that it was a pretty good nickname, as its tough to find an unfriendly person. The paper was barely on the street and the column on the Web site before a challenge landed in my e-mail inbox.

 

Local schools: Dare to compare

 

Roses and thorns 3-1-09

Posted 2/28/2009 in Roses & Thorns

City/county ad hoc sportsplex committee, Jackie Exum, Lowndes County Underage Drinking Coalition, Columbus High School Assistant Principal Jill Savely, Rosalyn Hodge and Sarah Wilson

 

Extraordinary customer service

 

 

Thankful for the American Dream

 

A school visit and an evening walk

Posted 2/28/2009 in Local Columns

Thursday evening just after 7 I happened to be walking across the parking lot behind the Methodist Church toward the back of the post office. There, as if for my benefit alone, the evening presented a momentary convergence of sights, smells and sounds the chatter of kids and the thump of a basketball at the church, an insistent but soothing train whistle to the south, a young woman (Rachel Smith) talking on a cell phone as she walked to her car and the faint scent of a Japanese magnolia behind the P. O. Can spring be far away?

 

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