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Our View: In gubernatorial debates, two out of three is bad

Posted yesterday in Dispatch Editorials

"Two out of three ain't bad" may be pretty good song lyrics, but it's an awful way to kick off the 2019 gubernatorial campaign.



Brett Kittredge: Little appetite for food freedom in Mississippi

Posted yesterday in Local Columns

A few years ago, the Mississippi legislature adopted a cottage food operators law, bringing the industry, those who bake goods at home and then sell to the public, into the light.


Possumhaw: Ever have that gut feeling?

Posted 3/18/2019 in Local Columns

You know that little pooch you get in your stomach as you age, well I just learned it's not your stomach at all.


Marc Dion: Where's the outrage?

Posted 3/18/2019 in National Columns

I once kidded an inept editorial writer I worked with by asking him, as he prepared to write, "Are we concerned or outraged today?"



Patrick Buchanan: Is diversity a root cause of dual loyalty?

Posted 3/18/2019 in National Columns

"We can't be divided by race, religion, by tribe. We're defined by those enduring principles in the Constitution, even though we don't necessarily all know them."


Partial to Home: Pick up trash. Tell the world about it.

Posted 3/16/2019 in Local Columns

Alabama's Sipsey River is a 145-mile long low-lying, swamp-like stream that begins in Glen Allen near Fayette and runs south until it crosses Highway 82 just east of Gordo. There it veers southwest where it eventually flows into the Tennessee-Tombigbee just south of Vienna.


Voice of the people: Mike Mensi



Voice of the people: Lee Roy Lollar


Slimantics: For MSU men, the Q turned out to be the A

Posted 3/16/2019 in Local Columns

If you were among the 9,931 fans who turned out to Humphrey Coliseum on Nov. 14, 2015, to watch the rebirth of Mississippi State men's basketball, your hopes probably rested on one of two people.

Ask Rufus: The Grave in the Woods

Posted 3/16/2019 in Local Columns

Last fall I was on an outing with friends in Clay County to visit an old cemetery in the Kilgore Hills northwest of West Point.


Our View: Why are our lawmakers supporting a tax for Starkville but not a very similar one for Columbus?

Posted 3/15/2019 in Dispatch Editorials

Not all 1-percent restaurant taxes are the same, apparently, although we have yet to learn why.



Mona Charen: Liars and cheats

Posted 3/15/2019 in National Columns



Marion Whitley: A front seat story in praise of working men

Posted 3/14/2019 in Local Columns

My trip across town in a delivery van with a Chinese cabinet and a bamboo chair began with Saturday's trip to the Salvation Army. The table I'd passed up last week was gone, but an odd chair caught my eye. The tight woven seat and back offered zero cushioning, but, reduced from $99 to $79? Sold!



Voice of the people: Jerry Fortenberry



Larry Elder: It Is Time for 'Jexodus'

Posted 3/14/2019 in National Columns



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