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Waiting

Local columnist Jimmy Reed passes along an important lesson he learned from his mentor, Jaybird: the difference between passively waiting for something to happen and exercising patience. (March 18, 2014, Page 4)

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    It’s time to stop tolerating intolerance

    In the wake of the recent defiling of the James Meredith statue at the University of Mississippi, news editor Jonathan Scott writes a column that praises the Oxford Board of Aldermen for adopting a Diversity Resolution and suggests several steps state leaders need to make to improve Mississippi’s image as a place that is more open to diversity. (March 14, 2014, Page 4A)

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      Words of warning, alarm and comfort

      Local columnist T.J. Ray passes along some tidbits of information and advice, some of it humorous and light-hearted and other serious and also comforting. (March 13, 2014, Page 4)

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        Dey Kilt Ole Can’t …

        Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes that both Maya Angelou and his childhood mentor, Jaybird, had similar thoughts about those who seem to complain about everything – they should to try to change what’s bothering them or change their way of thinking about it. (March 11, 2014, Page 4)

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          They’d Be Uh Killin’ Too

          Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls one of his gone-awry pranks from his younger days and how an older worker saw fit to forgive him and save him from the punishment he’d likely have received for his actions. (March 4, 2014, Page 4)

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            Learning, teaching and the grades we get, give

            Longtime professor and current local columnist T.J. Ray takes a closer look at grades, their importance, what they signify and how they are often determined. (February 27, 2014, Page 4)

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              Take The Risk

              Local columnist Jimmy Reed passes along a lesson he learned years ago about taking risks when there’s an opportunity to make a financial gain. (February 25, 2014, Page 4)

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                Good habits

                Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look at his routines, the advice he’s received from some well-meaning folks and some of the habits that we all make part of our routine. (February 20, 2014, Page 4)

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                  She Divorced Him!

                  Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates a conversation with his creative writing students on the subject of which sex is favored by Mother Nature in the business of romance. (February 18, 2014, Page 4)

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                    Pietro And Videlma

                    Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates a classic love story and union here as we get set to celebrate Valentine’s Day. The subjects – his Italian grandparents who immigrated to America, met, fell in love, married and settled in the Mississippi Delta to begin a family and legacy of love. (February 11, 2014, Page 4)

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