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Our View: Text message emergency system is a wise investment

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Dispatch Editorials

Over the past two decades, weather science has made remarkable strides as new technology has enhanced the ability to predict storms, giving more specific information on when and where storms are likely to hit and gauge the severity of those storms.



Voice of the people: Cameron Triplett

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Letters to the Editor (voice@cdispatch.com)



Wyatt Emmerich: Study shows good journalism reduces waste

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Local Columns

Thomas Jefferson said, "Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter."


Editorial cartoon for 7-20-18

Posted less than 6 hours ago in National Columns

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

Posted yesterday 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 7/18/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

It happens every summer.



Patrick Buchanan: Trump and Putin vs. America

Posted 7/18/2018 in National Columns



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

Posted 7/18/2018 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.



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