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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

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Signs of Confederacy disappearing?

Local columnist T.J. Ray notices that less and less history is being taught and that means less will be known about the Civil War. He writes about other changes that appear to show that signs of the Confederacy are disappearing and wonders what is next. (November 28, 2014, Page 4A)

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    A Thankful Heart

    Local columnist Jimmy Reed urges all to think about their situation and how they can be thankful at this time of the year. (November 25, 2014, Page 4)

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      School board should consider public stewardship

      Local columnist T.J. Ray writes about the Oxford School Board looking into selling some school property and nots that the board should also consider the city and the neighborhood when making its decision. (November 20, 2014, Page 4A)

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        Girls Raised In The South

        There’s a special language and special meanings for words in the South, particularly when it comes to ladies. Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at some of the phrases you could and couldn’t say — based on years of learning under the master — his mother, Miss Lena. (November 18, 2014, Page 4)

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          A letter to Debbie Wasserman Schultz

          Local columnist T.J. Ray writes a letter to Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Democratic National Committee telling them that he doesn’t need any correspondence or surveys from her political party — or any party, for that matter. (November 14, 2014, Page 4A)

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            Thank You!

            Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls a visit to Arlington National Cemetery as he relates the story of Audie Murphy in World War II and urges everyone to thank veterans for their sacrifice and service. (November 11, 2014, Page 4)

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              Making something — a real wonder

              Have you ever thought about all that goes into making something? Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a simple item — the toothpick — and follows it from the woods into your mouth. (November 6, 2014, Page 4A)

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                Bureau-Creeps

                Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look a government bureaucrats and the way they often abuse their power. (November 4, 2014, Page 4)

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                  Dealing with manners, unwanted customs

                  Local columnist T.J. Ray finds examples every day of changes in customs that have to do with manners and acceptable behavior, and wonders when, or if, we will do something about it. (October 31, 2014, Page 4A)

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                    Inadvertent 911 call not good, but comforting

                    Local columnist T.J. Ray tells of a confusing, but ultimately comforting, meeting with a local law enforcement officer after he accidentally hit a 911 button on his telephone recently. (October 23, 2014, Page 4A)

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