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Slimantics: Special session could be a Hail Mary pass for restaurant tax

Posted about 2 hours ago in Local Columns

Since March, when the Lowndes County 2-percent restaurant tax was reduced to ashes, local people -- even Jeff Smith, the man most responsible for killing the tax -- pinned their hopes of saving the tax that supports tourism on a special session of the legislature.

 

Voice of the people: Berry Hinds

 

 

Our View: Blood donation is especially important in summer

Posted yesterday in Dispatch Editorials

It happens every summer.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Trump and Putin vs. America

Posted yesterday in National Columns

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Spare me your shock at Trump's sellout to Putin

Posted yesterday in National Columns

After almost two years of unending chaos, the only shocking thing about Donald Trump's disastrous Helsinki press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin is that some people were apparently shocked.

 

 

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.

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: Hardball Haley ready to deal on immigration

Posted 7/17/2018 in Local Columns

When governor, Haley Barbour dominated the Legislature. He defied observers (me) who pointed out that when members of the 1890 House and Senate wrote the state 1890 Constitution, they assured themselves the power to slap silly any governor silly who tried to thwart their wishes.

 

Possumhaw: A bushel of tomatoes and a peck of peas

Posted 7/16/2018 in Local Columns

"Every gardener I know is a junkie for the experience of being out there in the mud and fresh green growth. Why? An astute therapist might diagnose us as codependent and sign us up for Tomato-Anon meetings. We love our gardens so much it hurts."

 

Voice of the people: Cameron Triplett

 

 

Wyatt Emmerich: Mississippi isn't a state, it's a club

Posted 7/16/2018 in Local Columns

Mississippi is the fourth most rural state in America. Only Maine, West Virginia and Vermont are more so.

 

 

Voice of the people: Lee Roy Lollar, Jr.

 

 

Voice of the people: Bob Raymond

 

 

Roses and thorns: 7-15-18

Posted 7/14/2018 in Local Columns

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Is a Trump court in the making?

Posted 7/14/2018 in National Columns

If Mitch McConnell's Senate can confirm his new nominee for the Supreme Court, President Donald Trump may have completed the capture of all three branches of the U.S. government for the Republican Party.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Under unchecked power, no one is safe

Posted 7/14/2018 in National Columns

They did not have to die. That's the bitter truth. Katie Sasser and her friend John Hall would likely still be alive if cops and prosecutors in Glynn County, Georgia, had done their jobs.

 

 

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