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Go meet your neighbors

Local columnist T.J. Ray writes about the origin of words and how they change through the years, and then relates change to one of the words he’s writing about. (November 30, 2012, Page 4A)

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    Inward Joy

    Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates conversations with an old friend and the sage advise he received – put your losses behind you and replace them with inward joy. (November 27, 2012, Page 4)

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      Election Integrity

      Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes that we have lots to be thankful for here at Thanksgiving, but one thing he’s not sure about is election integrity in light of some of the results he’s seen from this month’s elections. (November 20, 2012, Page 4)

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        Kumquat transducer

        Local columnist T.J. Ray proudly touts his Intercranial Kumquat Subvocal 007 Transducer as an option to cellphones ringing in while you’re in church, the movies, a restaurant, et cetera. So how does Ray’s gadget work – or does it? (November 15, 2012, Page 4)

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          Greasy Chicken Bones

          With the Ole Miss-LSU game coming up this weekend, local columnist Jimmy Reed was reminded of a trip to Baton Rouge to watch the Rebels and Tigers play. Reed writes about that trip and an exchange with LSU’s cheerleaders and then the response the following year. (November 13, 2012, Page 4)

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            We get what we work for, deserve

            Local columnist T.J. Ray writes that it appears our government is no longer “of the people” but “of the two parties” because of the division in ideology, and suggests it might be because citizens are no longer working as hard in the system. (November 9, 2012, Page 4A)

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              Election cycle revealed more about voters than pols

              Local columnist Deidra Jackson writes about the just-completed election cycle and how it showed more about voters than politicians, noting their drive to vote, to not being swayed by big-money influence and to paying attention to issues. (November 8, 2012, Page 4)

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                He Was Right

                Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look back four years at a newspaper columnist’s words and sees that those predictions about American politics have turned out to be correct. (November 6, 2012, Page 4)

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                  UMOC

                  Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls his college days and being involved in a contest he really didn’t want to be – for UMOC. And what was UMOC? “Ugliest Man On Campus.” (October 30, 2012, Page 4)

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                    Candidates must stand for something

                    Local columnist T.J. Ray cites the words of former presidents Grover Cleveland and John Adams in writing about candidates and how they must take a stance and then stand by that stance. (October 29, 2012, Page 4A)

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