DISPATCH EDITORIALS

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Our View: Academic improvement isn't 'one size fits all'

Posted 11/16/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

In his novel Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy observed: "Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family in unhappy in its own way."

 

 

Our View: MSU's Veterans Day ceremony rightly recognizes Montgomery

Posted 11/14/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

On Saturday, Mississippi State will honor veterans during its final home football game, a tribute that the university observes each November.

 

 

Our View: New taxes for local projects likely to get a lot easier next year

Posted 11/8/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

In normal years, the idea of asking the Mississippi Legislature to increase a tax would be about as logical as asking Gov. Phil Bryant to speak at a Black Lives Matter rally.

 

 

Our View: Who won Tuesday's election? The voters

Posted 11/7/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

Much of Wednesday's attention will be focused on the winner's of Tuesday's general election and the unfinished business that still awaits in those races requiring a runoff to determine the winner on Nov. 27.

 

 

Our View: CMSD's lack of communication on some stories is troubling

Posted 11/6/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

When Cherie Labat took over as superintendent at Columbus Municipal School District, the people of Columbus viewed it as a fresh start and a new path for the school district after the troubled tenure of Philip Hickman, a four-year series of self-inflicted wounds, mistrust and evasions.

 

 

Our View: You can help improve voter turnout

Posted 11/5/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

Since the country's founding, the United States has been governed by a representative form of government. Well, sort of.

 

 

Our View: Benefits of dual enrollment go beyond finances

Posted 10/31/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

This semester, hundreds of high school juniors and seniors in Lowndes and Oktibbeha County are getting a head start on higher education through dual enrollment programs.

 

 

Our View: We hope the loss of VISTA in Lowndes County is temporary

Posted 10/30/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

On Nov. 24, the AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer program in Lowndes County will come to an end after eight years of providing workers to help local nonprofits expand their reach and service to our community.

 

 

Our View: Where is a former white high school more historically significant than a black one? In Columbus.

Posted 10/28/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

In May, Mississippi Department of Archives and History designated the former Lee High School a Historic Landmark, the highest designation the department awards. The historical significance, according to the department, is the fact that the school was the white high school in Columbus during segregation.

 

 

Our View: Student veterans find a much-earned refuge at MSU center

Posted 10/26/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

Our nation has a long tradition of honoring the men and women who serve in our armed forced. We understand the sacrifices made - and those that yet may be required - by hundreds of thousands of active-duty and retired military.

 

 

Our View: Cause for amphitheater optimism

Posted 10/24/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

The Terry Brown Amphitheater is $2.5 million and more than a year away from opening. Even so, there are several aspects of the project that should inspire confidence as officials hope to complete the facility after a year-long hiatus caused by a lack of funding.

 

 

Our View: With holidays come opportunities

Posted 10/23/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

You will forgive us if we look past Halloween for a moment to consider the two big holidays that are on the horizon -- Thanksgiving and Christmas.

 

 

Our View: It just means more

Posted 10/19/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

A couple of years ago, the Southeastern Conference adopted an new slogan for its marketing campaign: "It just means more."

 

 

Our View: With cool weather coming, now is the time to check on vulnerable neighbors

Posted 10/18/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

Fall rarely overstays its welcome in our part of the world. With that in mind, it may be a good time to consider those for whom winter can be more of a health hazard than an inconvenience.

 

 

Our View: A time for redevelopment optimism in Columbus

Posted 10/16/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

At first glance, there is little to indicate that a sense of optimism may be taking hold in Columbus.

 

 

Our View: CAFB remains crucial partner to Columbus, Lowndes

Posted 10/12/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

Imagine for a moment that a company announced that it was opening in Lowndes County and would produce $250 million dollars in economic impact each year. We would hardly be able to contain our excitement, right?

 

 

Our View: It's past time for Councilman Jones to explain himself

Posted 10/10/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

Until eight days ago, Stephen Jones seemed to comport himself as a model citizen. Since joining the council as its Ward 5 representative 2-1/2 years ago, he's acted in that role with what's appeared to be unflappable integrity. He's often been an independent swing vote, and he's never been one to shy away from explaining his positions or accepting accountability for his decisions.

 

 

Our View: Starkville wisely learns from unwise 1998 annexation

Posted 10/4/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

No one wants to annex like it's 1998.

 

 

Our View: Enough.

Posted 10/3/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

During his campaign rally Tuesday night in DeSoto County, President Trump did what no Republican Senator nor even the Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, dared to do: He mocked Christine Blasey Ford, whose testimony during Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing has delayed, if not derailed the nomination.

 

 

Our View: The potential of a new Leigh Mall owner

Posted 10/2/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

When The Dispatch reported Leigh Mall would go up for auction in December, it created an immediate response in the community and rightly so.

 

 

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