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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

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Who to vote for … who to vote for

Local columnist T.J. Ray is looking over his options as far as voting in upcoming elections, and he’s wondering about candidates from both major parties. (April 24, 2015, Page 4A)

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    Computer use needs more evaluation

    Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look at computer use by students in schools and suggests that more evaluation is needed about how much it helps and how it affects students’ learning. (April 17, 2015, Page 4A)

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      Speak Yo’ Mind, Son

      Local columnist Jimmy Reed, thinking back to the words of his childhood mentor Jaybird, relates a reverie with words that included Jaybird’s take on many things going on today. (April 14, 2015, Page 4)

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        A man’s home is his castle — until …

        Local columnist T.J. Ray writes about the freedom one feels after paying off a car or, even more, your house, and then wonders how those in that situation feel when eminent domain or the ruling of a preservation committee all but tells them their home is not really theirs alone. (April 10, 2015, Page 4A)

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          Dat Monkey Don’t Play

          A loyal, but bit wild, monkey teaches a stubborn fellow about warnings in Jimmy Reed’s column that recalls his adventures with his childhood mentor, Jaybird. (April 7, 2015, Page 4)

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            Deal, Old Timer

            Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates a lesson he learned from his childhood mentor Jaybird about how bragging can get one in trouble. (March 31, 2015, Page 4)

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              It depends on what you want to know

              Local columnist T.J. Ray writes about a video he received recently showing college students being asked questions, and he expressed concern about some of the answers they knew and didn’t know. (March 27, 2015, Page 4B)

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                Don’t Mess Wit’ Melvin No Mo’!

                Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls the story of Jaybird’s friend, Melvin, and their attempts to get back at an alligator named after him. (March 24, 2015, Page 4)

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                  That’s a lot of cigarette butts

                  Local columnist T.J. Ray, after seeing a motorist flip a cigarette butt out his window recently, checked into how many cigarettes an average smoker goes through in a year and the overall effect of all those filters on the environment. (March 13, 2015, Page 4)

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                    I Never Stole Again

                    Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls yet another lesson taught by his mentor Jaybird — this time about stealing after a night in a watermelon patch that didn’t belong to those eating the melons. (March 10, 2015, Page 4)

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