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Thursday, December 18, 2014

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Sumpin’ To Look Forward To

Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about perspective and how looking ahead usually makes things look better. (August 5, 2014, Page 4)

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    Reading assignment for members of Congress

    Local columnist T.J. Ray writes a letter to members of the Mississippi Congressional delegation urging them to read a couple of books by Saul Alinsky to see if they’re following any of the guidelines Alinsky wrote about. (July 30, 2014, Page 4)

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      Don’t Never Listen To Women

      Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls a confrontation with a kitten sparked by his daughters’ requests to save the animal. (July 29, 2014, Page 4A)

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        Death O’ Fear

        Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about life lessons and beliefs and expresses gratitude in learning early in life to stand up for what he believes in. (July 22, 2014, Page 4)

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          What’s up, Doc?

          As a longtime educator with multiple degrees, local columnist T.J. Ray still gets called “Doctor” from time to time. “Dr.” or “Doc” is a term, he writes, that should show respect for knowledge and ability of someone doing something, not just for an education gained. (July 21, 2014, Page 4)

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            Disappearing Insurance

            Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates a valuable lesson he learned early in life: much of the unhappiness in the world could be cured if lazy folks would find something to do and working folks would find nothing to do. (July 15, 2014, Page 4)

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              Rights become rites as slide continues

              The end may, or may not, be near, local columnist T.J. Ray writes, but there is no doubt that there is a decline in our country and our culture. What’s ahead? It’s up to us, Ray writes. (July 10, 2014, Page 4)

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                That $20

                Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates a story he heard from his group of storytellers about a boxing match between fighters from two rival towns and how one of the boxers had to work extra to get his desired outcome. (July 8, 2014, Page 4)

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                  It’s All About Resonance

                  Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about the “king of fruits,” the watermelon, and how he learned from an expert how to pick the perfect melon by thumping to check the resonance. (July 1, 2014, Page 4)

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                    Election day observations

                    Local columnist T.J. Ray, returning home after voting Tuesday, wanted to jot down some thoughts and observations about our country’s political and election process. (June 25, 2014, Page 4)

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