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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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Pledge of Allegiance, anthem should be treasured

Local columnist T.J. Ray remembers the appreciation, reverence and honor given to the Pledge of Allegiance and the national anthem during his younger days and contrasts that with the reaction to the pledge or the anthem at times these days. (March 17, 2010, Page 4A)

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    Faustus’ Fate

    EAGLE columnist Jimmy Reed uses British literature and Christopher Marlowe’s character Faustus to take a look at how pride can affect so much even in today’s world – and particularly in politics and government. (March 16, 2010, Page 4A)

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      Some pets can be an invasive species

      Local columnist T.J. Ray discusses invasive species of animals and wonders if pit bulls should be added to the list because of all of the problems they cause. (March 10, 2010, Page 4)

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        The Gin – Hotter than hot!

        Longtime Oxonian John Morgan recalls many happy stops at The Gin, whose downtown location (that had been closed for several years) burned earlier in the week. Morgan explains what it’s like to be a “Gin person.” (March 10, 2010, Page 4)

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          Like, Whatever

          Local columnist Jimmy Reed, who teaches composition and literature classes, has seen a wide variety of answers to questions, particularly bonus questions, on exams. Reed gives a few examples of some of the unusual and entertaining prose his students have offered recently. (March 9, 2010, Page 4)

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            I’ll Still Be An Ant

            Columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look back at the well-know fable “The Ant and the Grasshopper” and looks into how it fits into today’s world, media and government. (February 23, 2010, Page 4)

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              Our Own Babylon

              Columnist Jimmy Reed wonders if America is headed toward its own Babylon. What can save the country – a change in who makes the laws? (February 16, 2010, Page 4)

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                Smile! You’re on camera

                Cameras at traffic lights. Cameras in stores. Cameras in police cars. With cameras everywhere, we should all be aware that it’s a lot easier to catch us doing something wrong. Is that an approach that’s being accepted? Columnist T.J. Ray debates the issue. (February 12, 2010, Page 4A)

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                  Love

                  Columnist Jimmy Reed looks into the wide range of definitions for “love,” and comes away with a variety of answers. (February 9, 2010, Page 4)

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                    Schools need assistance in dealing with cuts

                    Funding problems are only going to get worse for Mississippi educators with the governor announcing more budget cuts. Administrators want to make the cuts without affecting the education process, and they say they need a bit more assistance from lawmakers and education officals at the state level. (February 5, 2010, Page 4A)

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