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Our View: A community conversation becomes community action

Posted yesterday in Dispatch Editorials

When the Lowndes County Foundation held a "community conversation," at the Trotter Center in March, there were two competing perceptions -- hope and skepticism.

 

 

Voice of the people: Joel Vig

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: Large 'something for nothing' crowd often overlooked

Posted yesterday in Local Columns

It's the season for storms to line up in the Atlantic and Pacific, seeming to take aim.

 

Possumhaw: Southern gospel singing

Posted 9/17/2018 in Local Columns

Saturday night a week ago Sam and I headed to a gospel singing at the City Auditorium in Vernon, Alabama. We looked at the map and checked the distance. If we left by 4 o'clock, we would be sure to make it in time to hear Jessica Horton, Shaeffer's Chapel's praise and worship leader, sing at 5:30. Jessica's talent and charisma compelled us.

 

Patrick J. Buchanan: The unpardonable heresy of Tucker Carlson

Posted 9/17/2018 in National Columns

Our diversity is our greatest strength. After playing clips of Democratic politicians reciting that truth of modern liberalism, Tucker Carlson asked, "How, precisely, is diversity our strength? Since you've made this our new national motto, please be specific."

 

Ask Rufus: 'It runs like a scared dog'

Posted 9/15/2018 in Local Columns

With the coming of the September and October rains, the Tombigbee's summer time shallow water gives way to rising water of fall and thoughts in Columbus and Aberdeen long ago turned to the arrival of steamboats.

 

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Where have you gone, Bob Woodward?

Posted 9/15/2018 in National Columns

"Where have you gone, Bob Woodward? Our nation turns its lonely eyes to you."

 

 

Our View: Marijuana, like alcohol, is better regulated than banned

Posted 9/14/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

 

 

Froma Harrop: How about Medicare Advantage for all?

Posted 9/14/2018 in National Columns

A resurfaced Barack Obama has uttered those three little words: "Medicare for all."

 

Slimantics: Seventeen years later, 9/11 memories endure

Posted 9/13/2018 in Local Columns

By this date 17 years ago, my job began to bear some vague resemblance to what it had been three days earlier on Sept. 10, 2001.

 

Larry Elder: Nike pays Kaepernick to push peddle false, harmful narrative of police brutality

Posted 9/13/2018 in National Columns

The NFL's Colin Kaepernick, the quarterback who started the phenomenon of NFL players kneeling during the playing of the national anthem, has finally signed a deal. But not to play football.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Actually, there are no 'adults in the room' at the White House

Posted 9/12/2018 in National Columns

For a man who places such a premium on loyalty, Donald Trump inspires remarkably little.

 

 

Froma Harrop: On climate threat, states refuse to surrender

Posted 9/12/2018 in National Columns

As large parts of America burn or drown under weird weather conditions made more extreme by global warming, California and other states are doggedly pursuing solutions.

 

 

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