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Our View: Moore should accept defeat with eyes three years ahead

Posted yesterday in Dispatch Editorials



Our View: Text message emergency system is a wise investment

Posted 7/20/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

Over the past two decades, weather science has made remarkable strides as new technology has enhanced the ability to predict storms, giving more specific information on when and where storms are likely to hit and gauge the severity of those storms.



Our View: Blood donation is especially important in summer

Posted 7/18/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

It happens every summer.



Our View: County's approach to tax office fee hike is petty

Posted 7/17/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

It is no secret that bad blood exists between the governing bodies of Lowndes County and the city of Columbus.



Our View: Public records should be accessible to all

Posted 7/11/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

Tuesday, The Dispatch filed a complaint with the Mississippi Ethics Commission against the Columbus-Lowndes Convention & Visitors Bureau.



Our View: MSU coach's payday is earned but players deserve compensation too

Posted 7/10/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

Monday, Vic Schaefer became a multi-millionaire.



Our View: Columbus' crime perception problem

Posted 7/6/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

Let's call it the Yogi Berra effect.



Our View: Starkville wisely approaches infrastructure improvements

Posted 7/6/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

On Tuesday, Starkville's board of aldermen approved by a 6-1 vote a proposal to raise the city's water/sewer rates and several things did not happen in the aftermath.



Our View: Low turnout is proof of Mississippi's failure to update election laws

Posted 7/5/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

On June 5, just 15 percent of eligible voters went to the polls for the Republican and Democratic party primaries, an embarrassingly low turnout.



Our View: Independence: An unfinished work

Posted 7/3/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

Much to John Adams' surprise, Americans will celebrate Independence Day on Wednesday, which is July 4.



Our View: After building stability, Borsig will be missed at The W

Posted 6/29/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

Friday was Jim Borsig's last day as president as Mississippi University for Women and to say he will be missed hardly seems worth mentioning.



Our View: SDI expansion marks another bright day for area

Posted 6/27/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

In 2014, when Severstal was sold to Indiana-based Steel Dynamics, there was a bit of uneasiness accompanying the change in ownership.



Our View: Online sales tax ruling a win for the state, local business

Posted 6/26/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that struck down a restriction on internet sales tax could provide a desperately needed financial shot in the arm for the state, whose orgy of tax cuts in recent years has left state agencies reeling and road/bridge infrastructure unaddressed in any meaningful way.



Our View: Rural doctor program could be model for reducing brain drain

Posted 6/20/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

Healthcare in Mississippi is a lot like the weather: Everybody talks about it, but no one does anything about it.



Our View: Public deserves to know details on Lee development

Posted 6/19/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

For some time now, the sale of the Lee Middle School property has been shrouded in secrecy.



Our View: Academic summer camps can reinforce, enhance learning

Posted 6/15/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

We are all familiar with the phrase "use it or lose it."



Our View: Splash pads offer summer fun, but we still mourn the lack of public pools

Posted 6/13/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

By this time next year, Caledonia might have its own splash pad, continuing a trend that has seen cities and towns move away from operating public pools to this less costly but wildly popular alternative.



Our View: Murals enhance our communities

Posted 6/7/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

Trends, being what they are, can be met with approval or dismay. It's often a matter of personal preference.



Our View: Apathy no excuse for appallingly low voter turnout

Posted 6/6/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

For some time now, our national politics has been a blood sport where anything goes - from gerry-mandering of congressional districts to voter suppression tactics to what appears to soliciting the aid of a foreign country to influence an American election.



Our View: All three superintendent applicants are strong candidates

Posted 6/1/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

By the time you read this, the Columbus Municipal School District will likely have a new superintendent of schools.



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