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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Local Columnists

Contradictions

Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look at some popular contradictions in society, and then wonders if the process is social evolution or revolution. (June 19, 2014, Page 4)

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    The Darling of Dunleith

    Local columnist Jimmy Reed looks at the curiosity, inventiveness — and danger — of the young mind as he recalls an incident involving a homemade mini air balloon and the sheds near the cotton gin. (June 17, 2014, Page 4A)

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      Dads Aren’t So Dumb

      Jimmy Reed recalls, with Father’s Day approaching, an initiation ceremony into the Mohicans club as a youngster, and how it was one of several times he discovered — later — that his father wasn’t nearly as dumb as he thought. (June 10, 2014, Page 4)

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        Thinkin’ Makes Hit So

        Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at some of the lessons he learned from strong women in his life, including that racism and love cannot coexist and that “thinking makes it so.” (June 3, 2014, Page 4)

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          He Was A Giant

          Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about the impact his high school principal, Dr. J.T. Hall, had on him and all those who passed through the doors at Leland High. (May 27, 2014, Page 4)

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            Thanks, Screech

            Local columnist Jimmy Reed got a well-timed message from an unusual friend — a one-legged blue jay he’d nicknamed Screech — that continued kindness overcomes self-pity. (May 20, 2014, Page 4)

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              Taking Nancy to task about arms treaty

              Local columnist T.J. Ray pens a letter to U.S. House leader Nancy Pelosi with questions and comments about her party’s policies, including the UN Arms Treaty. (May 15, 2014, Page 4)

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                Trotline bait

                Sometimes, local columnist Jimmy Reed writes, we must learn our lessons the hard way. Reed knows that through experience as he relates a story of his youth and a run-in with a scary character. (May 13, 2014, Page 4)

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                  Happy Mother’s Day, Mom

                  Northwest Mississippi Community College student Parke Wales, writing an essay for local columnist Jimmy Reed’s class, takes a look at how and when his view of his mother became much deeper and more loving as he wishes her a happy Mother’s Day. (May 6, 2014, Page 4)

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                    We Got Revenge

                    Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls the story of a run-in with a Delta watermelon farmer and how he and Jaybird gained revenge when they were accused of stealing melons. (April 29, 2014, Page 4)

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