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Possumhaw: The way it was

Posted yesterday in Local Columns

Over coffee one morning Sam and I were discussing shoes; maybe I was more discussing and he was listening. I expressed my concern there were so few shoe stores.


Wyatt Emmerich: War on drugs taking too much collateral damage

Posted yesterday in Local Columns

Two more states voted to legalize marijuana in the recent mid-term elections. Ten states now allow recreational marijuana. Thirty states allow medical marijuana. The latest polls show 66 percent of American adults now favor legalization.



Letter to the Editor: Jiben Roy



Leonard Pitts: Michelle Obama tells her truth

Posted 11/17/2018 in National Columns

So now Michelle Obama finally tells her truth.


Partial to Home: Resisting the cell phone's Siren call

Posted 11/17/2018 in Local Columns

The other day I was in Office Depot getting some river maps laminated. The Army Corps of Engineers has wonderful navigation maps available online of the Tenn-Tom and the Mississippi, two rivers I've been exploring in a kayak.

Ask Rufus: 'An Irreparable Loss'

Posted 11/17/2018 in Local Columns

Reading news accounts last week brought to mind the many landmarks that Columbus has lost. Just during my lifetime, far too many historic and irreplaceable buildings have been destroyed.

Slimantics: The Timex Quarterback

Posted 11/17/2018 in Local Columns

The most dramatic -- or you might say traumatic -- play in Mississippi State's 52-6 romp over Arkansas Saturday came on a 16-yard run about a minute into the fourth quarter with the Bulldogs already leading by four touchdowns.


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."



Voice of the people: Andrew Whitten



Mona Charen: Truth and its enemies: Making Acosta a federal case

Posted 11/16/2018 in National Columns

Question: What does CNN's Jim Acosta crave more than anything?



Marc Dion: Psst! You wanna buy some grass?

Posted 11/16/2018 in National Columns

Damn, I miss illegal marijuana!


Slimantics: The two words Cindy Hyde-Smith won't say

Posted 11/15/2018 in Local Columns

It was not long after I had made the 2,500-mile move from Biloxi to Santa Rosa, California, that two important working relationships were put to the test.


Wyatt Emmerich: Social media posting can have dire consequences

Posted 11/15/2018 in Local Columns

Here's some free advice: Be careful what you post on social media platforms. When you post, it can go all over the world and last forever. That's one very scary aspect to the Internet.



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.



Voice of the people: Lee Roy Lollar, Jr.



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