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Our View: A long, hungry summer

Posted yesterday in Dispatch Editorials

Some of the most important work performed at our schools occurs after classes have ended. Later this month, schools throughout Mississippi will begin providing breakfast and lunches to those 18 and younger through a USDA-funded summer feeding program administered through the Mississippi Department of Education.



Marc Dion: Heart of America

Posted yesterday in National Columns

As near as I can understand Alabama's abortion law, it arises from two things: 1. It's in the Bible. 2. The school system in Alabama stinks.



Froma Harrop: A cap on interest rates charged consumers? Yes

Posted yesterday in National Columns

The Loan Shark Protection Act would limit the interest charged on credit cards to 15 percent. A 15 percent cap would be too low -- naively too low.



Our View: EMCC begins critical task of finding Communiversity leader

Posted 5/21/2019 in Dispatch Editorials

Thursday, East Mississippi Community College began accepting applications for the position of Executive Director for Communiversity, its $42-million advanced manufacturing skills training center.



Wyatt Emmerich: Federal action on MS Dept. of Corrections may follow action in Ala.

Posted 5/21/2019 in Local Columns

The federal Department of Justice (DOJ) just released a scathing report on Alabama's prisons. The same could be said of Mississippi's prisons.


Possumhaw: The wonder-filled world

Posted 5/20/2019 in Local Columns

Another month of spring lay before us. Many years it feels like there is no spring at all; the days change quickly from winter to summer.


Our View: Let's show Mississippi cares

Posted 5/20/2019 in Dispatch Editorials

Mississippi cares. In some instances, that's a topic for debate.



Aaron Rice: Drawing a line in the sand against government overreach

Posted 5/20/2019 in Local Columns

With the statewide political campaigns gearing up, we are sure to hear often this year from candidates who say they want to stop government overreach from stifling small businesses, innovative startup companies, and job creation in Mississippi.


Partial to Home: Avoid heartbreak; get your snoots early

Posted 5/18/2019 in Local Columns

Thursday morning amid a swirl of hickory smoke Ronnie Clayton raised the lid of a well-seasoned cooker and placed about a dozen hog snoots on the grill.


Voice of the people: Lee Roy Lollar



Voice of the people: Roger Larsen


Ask Rufus: Sergeant, not General, James Doolittle

Posted 5/18/2019 in Local Columns

Working on the column about my father's World War II experience last week, I came across a newspaper clipping that reminded me of one of the stories he had told me about Stalag Luft IV, the POW camp he was in.

Five-time NJCAA champion EMCC announces 2019 football schedule

Posted 5/17/2019 in National Columns

With five national junior college football championships in eight years, the Lions of East Mississippi Community College will bid to make NJCAA history during the upcoming season with a 2019 regular-season slate comprised of five home games and four road contests.


Mona Charen: White males and abortion

Posted 5/17/2019 in National Columns

Sen. Doug Jones, D-Ala., tweeted in response to anti-abortion legislation passed by the Alabama legislature: "I refuse to believe that these Republican men represent the views of most Alabamians. Their action is both unconstitutional and shameful. The people of Alabama deserve to be on the #rightsideofhistory -- not the side of extremists. Women deserve better."



Patrick Buchanan: Who wants this war with Iran?

Posted 5/17/2019 in National Columns

Speaking on state TV of the prospect of a war in the Gulf, Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei seemed to dismiss the idea.



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