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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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Defining moments in sports

Local columnist T.J. Ray recalls a couple of defining moments in sports for him and admits they do affect his perception of and reaction to some of the quirks of the games and announcers. (December 12, 2013, Page 4)

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    Wail, Boy

    Do you notice folks, most likely at church, singing a bit off key? Or could you be one of those that the others are noticing. Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls being told his singing wasn’t so good, but he also recalls a more important message to keep on “wailing away” because the Lord appreciates all singing. (December 10, 2013, Page 4)

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      Best Christmas

      Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls a lesson he learned as a youngster about doing what’s right and how it turned into his best Christmas ever. (December 3, 2013, Page 4)

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        State’s resort guidelines fascinating

        Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look at state laws and guidelines regulating resort areas and facilities. (December 2, 2013, Page 4A)

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          Thanksgiving At The Gin

          Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls a Thanksgiving work day at the cotton gin when he learned the importance and value of giving thanks. (November 26, 2013, Page 4)

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            Political correctness holds heavy hand

            Local columnist T.J. Ray takes on political correctness, writing about how the misinterpreted actions of a well-meaning volunteer turned into something completely different because of the way some people sling around labels. (November 20, 2013, Page 4)

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              Not Nary ‘Nother Noose

              Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls a lesson he learned – later rather than sooner, and the hard way rather than the easy – about using the hangman knot he’d been taught by his friend and mentor, Jaybird. (November 19, 2013, Page 4)

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                My Fingers Were Crossed

                If you grew up in a family with brothers and/or sisters, you’ll certainly get a humorous bit of history in this week’s local column by Jimmy Reed as he looks back at one of his “fights” with his brother and how he avoided the usual post-fight punishment from his parents. (November 12, 2013, Page 4)

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                  Mr. Hall’s 8 Ball

                  Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about mischief he got into as a youngster and the lesson he learned about leaving his name etched on items that didn’t belong to him. (November 5, 2013, Page 4)

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                    Meanest Goblin

                    You never know what will truly inspire change in a person. Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates an example, one where a Halloween bully meets his comeuppance and eventually becomes a proper role model. (October 29, 2013, Page 4)

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