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Thursday, July 31, 2014

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Flag deserves courtesy, respect

Local columnist T.J. Ray writes about the lack of respect shown for the U.S. flag, the national anthem and even the Pledge of Allegiance and urges all to learn the meaning behind those national symbols. (March 7, 2013, Page 4)

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    M’s Revenge

    Mules, they say, will wait 10 years for the chance to kick their owner once. Tractors, local columnist Jimmy Reed writes, must have the same makeup. (March 5, 2013, Page 4)

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      Getting confused by ‘legal lingo’

      Local columnist T.J. Ray writes about laws, lawbreakers and punishment, wondering why a recent court report showed a large number of those convicted of crimes getting probation rather than jail time. (February 28, 2013, Page 4)

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        Duck Hunt At Po’ Boy Drake

        Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a humorous look at some of the trouble we get ourselves into as he recalls a duck hunting trip and a stuck Bronco. (February 26, 2013, Page 4)

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          Are we going to stop paying attention to public education?

          Local columnist T.J. Ray, after taking a closer look at Senate Bill 2189, expresses concerns about charter schools’ accountability in Mississippi and wonders if it signals an overall tendency to stop paying full attention to public education in the state. (February 22, 2013, Page 4A)

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            Junior’s Dead!

            Local columnist Jimmy Reed wonders how some of us make it to adulthood as he recalls his attempts at flying like Superman with the assistance of a bed sheet and a tall barn. (February 19, 2013, Page 4)

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              Community garden good for members, others

              Guest columnist Stephen Threlkeld writes to point out the benefits of the Oxford Community Garden, including getting good food, sharing time with new friends, attending helpful workshops and donating produce to local causes. (February 13, 2013, Page 4)

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                Knowledge generation

                Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look at education today and worries about too many children not developing skills in thinking and problem solving. (February 12, 2013, Page 4)

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                  Valentine Story

                  Local columnist Jimmy Reed tells the story of Andrew and Alice – an eternal and inspirational Valentine story. (February 12, 2013, Page 4)

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                    Press sayings part of everyday language

                    Ever wonder where we got terms such as “lower case,” “upper case,” “fit to print,” “get the lead out,” “make a good impression,” et cetera? Local columnist T.J. Ray writes about where they came from – the old days of real printing presses. (February 5, 2013, Page 4)

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