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Nervous time for young DJ

Local columnist T.J. Ray recalls one afternoon in the studio of the radio station he worked for as a teenager when he was faced with a big problem – what did he do if he couldn’t find the recording of the national anthem to sign off with? (March 16, 2012, Page 4A)

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    ‘Cheesy grits’ have more substance than GOP agenda

    Notice how grits seem to be part of any national political conversation about Mississippi? Those grits, local columnist Deidra Jackson writes, have more substance than most of what Mississippians and others have been hearing from the men running for the Republican nomination for president. (March 15, 2012, Page 4)

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      Dey Sho’ Bit Yesdiddy

      In a piece very fitting for spring break, local columnist Jimmy Reed takes us back to a fishing trip he made with his childhood mentor. (March 13, 2012, Page 4)

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        British taking US over?

        Local columnist T.J. Ray, after getting a somewhat humorous email about the British taking back over control of the “colonies,” looks at some of the problems the United States is going through. (March 9, 2012, Page 4A)

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          Let Sleeping Women Sleep

          Some lessons we learn early in life; others we learn later. Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates one he learned recently about waking up – even accidentally – women on days they don’t have to get up early. (March 6, 2012, Page 4)

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            The four chaplains practiced what they preached

            Looking for a bit of inspiration? Local columnist T.J. Ray offers us the “four chaplains” and their story during World War II that shows they talked the talk and walked the walk. (March 2, 2012, Page 4A)

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              Star search: End of days or just another Dec. 21?

              Local columnist Deidra Jackson takes a look at Dec. 21, 2012, the date some predict the world as we know it will come to an end. Are we, locally, prepared for anything anywhere close to a major catastrophe, much less the end of the world? (March 1, 2012, Page 4)

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                The Clock Will Soon Be Still

                Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about the O’Hares, “Butch” and “Easy Eddie,” and how they both passed on a legacy of honor and courage. (February 28, 2012, Page 4)

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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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