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Taking a look at AG, charter schools in state

Local columnist T.J. Ray writes about the state’s attorney general and public education and looks at changes being made by the state Legislature. (February 27, 2012, Page 4A)

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    Awards, awards

    With so many awards shows going on these days, local columnist T.J. Ray thought it was time for him to announce some more award winners – in categories such as Best Talking Head, Worst News Network, Greatest Abdication Award, et cetera. (February 24, 2012, Page 4A)

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      The Old Testament In A Nutshell

      What would you write if asked to do a composition relating your version of the Old Testament? Local columnist Jimmy Reed shares the story on elementary school student turned in. (February 21, 2012, Page 4)

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        Scouting lessons learned in a variety of ways

        Local columnist T.J. Ray writes about lessons learned in scouting – from this weekend’s event at the Oxford Conference Center to a look back at an eventful trip to Shiloh years ago – and how they would help better the world if more people followed them. (February 17, 2012, Page 4A)

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          Let’s hear from women on the birth control issue

          Local columnist Deidra Jackson has seen and heard lots of men talking about birth control and contraception and says it’s way past time that we hear from women who know more about the issue and whose opinions should carry the most weight. (February 16, 2012, Page 4)

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            Learn From The Birds

            In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about how nature – and birds, specifically – show us all about love and commitment. (February 14, 2012, Page 4)

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              Anthem follow-up

              Local columnist T.J. Ray writes a follow-up column to last week’s piece about respecting the national anthem and U.S. flag, noting that the Super Bowl showing still left him wondering why we don’t just drop the singing of the national anthem before big events if it can’t be done properly. (February 9, 2012, Page 4)

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                A Wretch Like Me

                John Newton made one of life’s biggest turnarounds, going from being a man involved with slavery to becoming a minister and composer of hymns. Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at Newton’s life and some of his works. (February 7, 2012, Page 4)

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                  The national anthem and flags – what gives?

                  Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look at how the national anthem is often performed before major sporting events and the way the U.S. flag is treated, wondering why people seem willing to disrespect both. (February 2, 2012, Page 4)

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                    Who’s Colored?

                    Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls some wise words from his mentor, Jaybird, and American writer Thomas Dreier as they taught him about equality and color. (January 31, 2012, Page 4)

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