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Voice of the people: Lee Roy Lollar, Jr.



Voice of the people: Bob Raymond



Roses and thorns: 7-15-18

Posted yesterday in Local Columns



Patrick Buchanan: Is a Trump court in the making?

Posted yesterday 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 yesterday 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.


Ask Rufus: A potpourri of history

Posted yesterday in Local Columns

I have been writing this history column for eight years now and even though there are topics I have covered in several columns, I still have people ask me, "why don't you write about that topic or tell that story?"

Partial to Home: Avalon, my hometown

Posted yesterday in Local Columns

"When I became school age, my mother sent me to St. James School. Later William H. Carson started courting my teacher. He was a guitar picker (and) he would spend the weekend nights at my mother's home. I wasn't allowed to bother with his guitar. I would wait until he went to sleep, then I would slip his guitar into my room and try to play it. (That is how) I learned to play guitar at the age of 9 years old. After that my mother bought me a second-hand guitar at the price of $1.50. No guitar ever had a more beautiful sound." Mississippi John Hurt in a letter, ca. 1935

Home Base: Pecan Acres relocation is bad deal for residents

Posted 7/13/2018 in Local Columns

Loren "Bo" Bell stood before an audience of about 60 concerned citizens Thursday night at the Greensboro Center in Starkville and tried to paint a pretty picture.


Voice of the people: Jim Hunt



Voice of the people: Berry Hinds



Mona Charen: What the cave boys teach us about abortion

Posted 7/13/2018 in National Columns

Twelve boys and their adult coach trapped in a dank, oxygen-deprived cave in Thailand riveted the world's attention for two weeks.


Slimantics: 'Reeves Way' and the politics of patronage

Posted 7/12/2018 in Local Columns

Did Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves bully the Mississippi Department of Transportation into building a $2 million road from his gated community to a nearby shopping center?


Steve Chapman: Kavanaugh and the myth of strict construction

Posted 7/12/2018 in National Columns

When Donald Trump announced his nominee for the Supreme Court on Monday, he said he wanted someone who could set aside his political views "to do what the law and the Constitution require."



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.



Froma Harrop: Roe v. Wade is yesterday's fight

Posted 7/11/2018 in National Columns

If the Supreme Court were to overturn Roe v. Wade, the right to an abortion might no longer be law of the land.



Leonard Pitts: Tired of having to explain ourselves

Posted 7/11/2018 in National Columns

For barbecuing. For selling bottled water. For napping in a dorm. For mowing a lawn. For smoking.



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