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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

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Times change; what about constitutions?

With three referenda on the ballot in the state of Mississippi this fall, local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look at the history of the Mississippi Constitution and wonders about the possibility of changes. (September 22, 2011, Page 4)

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    … Ain’t Nobody Happy

    With all of the talk about who pays taxes, who doesn’t and who should, local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls the message instilled by his mother – the competitive, free enterprise mentality. (September 20, 2011, Page 4)

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      Treatment of American flag very disturbing

      Are you offended when you see the American flag mistreated? Local columnist T.J. Ray certainly is, and he takes a closer look at a recent mistreatment of the flag that was labeled as “art.” (September 14, 2011, Page 4)

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        Old-Age Gauge

        So, how do you tell if you’re getting “old”? Local columnist Jimmy Reed got a few hints from friends as he turns 68 – and now wonders if it’s not time to re-adjust his old-age gauge. (September 13, 2011, Page 4)

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          ‘United we stand,’ even when the aliens come?

          With the 10th anniversary of 9/11 this weekend, local columnist Deidra Jackson takes a look back at those events and what’s happened since and wonders what it will take to bring everyone together as they were 10 years ago. (September 8, 2011, Page 4)

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            Tear Of Joy

            Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at the story behind Russian sculptor Zurab Tsereteli’s creation, “Tear of Grief,” that is his country’s gift to the American people in memory of the 9/11 tragedy. (September 6, 2011, Page 4)

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              There’s more to hospital care than just doctors

              Most of us come and go to Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi with only one concern – how our loved one is doing. Local columnist T.J. Ray points out that there are lots of people involved in those stays and that care and he takes time to mention and thank them. (September 5, 2011, Page 4A)

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                ‘Pologize, Dice

                Sometimes, local columnist Jimmy Reed writes, you have to learn lessons the hard way. Reed recalls his mentor, Jaybird, teaching him about gambling and smoking and the problems those vices caused. (August 30, 2011, Page 4)

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                  Are questions too hard, answers unclear or what?

                  Are you a Curious George? Do you wonder about who’s responsible when gravel trucks’ loads crack windshields or who deals with political signs on the right-of-way? Local columnist T.J. Ray took these and other questions to those who you’d think should know, and he writes about the answers — or non-answers — he received. (August 26, 2011, Page 4A)

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                    Are tattoos on women the new Virginia Slims?

                    They’re out there, local columnist Deidra Jackson says. Who? Women without tattoos. Has body art, once almost solely on males, become the thing that makes women feel good about themselves? Jackson takes a closer look at tattoos and their real effect. (August 25, 2011, Page 4)

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