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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Local Columnists

The Comforter

Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates his thoughts of a visit to the Dachau Concentration Camp and the recent discovery of a touching Christmas story relating to a husband and wife who lived in Austria at the time. (December 9, 2014, Page 4)

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    The best way to deal with leaves

    Local columnist T.J. Ray takes readers through his progression as one who has to deal with an abundance of leaves in his yard, and ends up thinking it might be best to let someone else take care of them. (December 4, 2014, Page 4A)

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      Thank God, I’m not PC

      Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at political correctness and the strategy of those who promote it, noting that he’s glad to sit on the other side of just about any issue that’s pushed as being politically correct. (December 2, 2014, Page 4)

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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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