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Our View: Not discussing the 'divorce' is terrible for Pilgrimage

Posted earlier today in Dispatch Editorials



Our View: Bargain Leigh Mall bid will hopefully mean improvement

Posted 10/18/2019 in Dispatch Editorials

In the 1950s, CBS television offered viewers one of the first game shows, "The $64,00 Question," where contestants answered trivia questions for prize money. Today in Columbus, we have The $3.5 Million Question and there's nothing trivial about it.



Our View: Refreshing Ward 1 campaign leads to first female council member in a decade

Posted 10/17/2019 in Dispatch Editorials

The race for Ward 1 Columbus City Council position didn't attract much attention, not even from voters. In both Tuesday's runoff, where Esther Stewart edged Liz Terry to win the open council seat, and the Sept. 25 election, which featured a field of nine candidates, about 600 of the ward's roughly 2,700 registered voters made it to the polls.



Our View: With the right leadership and new facility, 4H stands to thrive

Posted 10/11/2019 in Dispatch Editorials



Our View: Taken together, EMCC's hype videos show historic lack of oversight

Posted 10/10/2019 in Dispatch Editorials



Our View: Safe and sorry is a balancing act

Posted 10/9/2019 in Dispatch Editorials



Our View: Starkville should avoid punitive Airbnb license fees

Posted 10/4/2019 in Dispatch Editorials

The city of Starkville is in the midst of a heated debate as it attempts to adjust its code to accommodate an emerging business -- short-term rentals in residential communities such as Airbnb -- while protecting the interests of home-owners in those neighborhoods.



Our View: LCSD should hold superintendent forum

Posted 10/3/2019 in Dispatch Editorials

Let's get it right the first time. Between now and the end of the year, the Lowndes County School District Board of Trustees will do something it has never done before: select a superintendent of schools.



Our View: Holistic approach to preservation is long-overdue

Posted 9/24/2019 in Dispatch Editorials



Our View: Showing up is a large part of the job

Posted 9/19/2019 in Dispatch Editorials



Our View: Dangerously hot weather good excuse to check on elderly, less fortunate

Posted 9/12/2019 in Dispatch Editorials

Like a visitor who overstays his welcome, the unrelenting summer of 2019 stubbornly remains - temperatures consistently hitting the mid-90s without much relief in sight even as we approach mid-September.



Keeping Tennessee Williams alive in Columbus

Posted 9/6/2019 in Dispatch Editorials

Along with Eugene O'Neil and Arthur Miller, Columbus-born Tennessee Williams remains recognized as one of the greatest American playwrights of the 21st Century, his plays often plumbing the depths of the heart.



Our View: Corporations should honor good faith deals with the community

Posted 9/5/2019 in Dispatch Editorials



Our View: University's view of academic fraud comes into focus

Posted 8/27/2019 in Dispatch Editorials

Over the past week or so, much has been said about the cheating scandal involving players on the Mississippi State football and men's basketball team, almost all of it in the context of how it affects the university's athletic teams.



Our View: Reasonable review needed of professional license requirements

Posted 8/22/2019 in Dispatch Editorials



Our View: Wright's actions a disservice to taxpayers and students

Posted 8/15/2019 in Dispatch Editorials

In 2015, Lowndes County voters approved a $44 million bond issue to build/upgrade facilities across the county school district.



Our View: Time to tighten down on absentee voting

Posted 8/9/2019 in Dispatch Editorials

Absentee voting is meant to be a tool for voters, not a campaign strategy for candidates. In Columbus, some people don't seem to have gotten that memo.



Our View: Answering the call to serve

Posted 8/8/2019 in Dispatch Editorials



Our View: Public boards need members who understand finances

Posted 8/2/2019 in Dispatch Editorials

At first blush, there appears few things the Lowndes County School District, East Mississippi Community College and the city of Columbus have in common. Each has its own unique mission, challenges and responsibilities. What they do share, unfortunately, is serious difficulty in managing their finances.



Our View: EMCC's deficit spending needs to be addressed

Posted 8/1/2019 in Dispatch Editorials

Since 2009, the East Mississippi Community College football team has won seven state and five national championships, a level of success never before seen on its level of football.



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