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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Local Columnists

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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                Second Chance From V.J.

                Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about the value of second chances and the importance of taking advantages of them as he recalls a college prank. (October 22, 2013, Page 4)

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                  A message for our congressmen

                  Local columnist T.J. Ray puts together a message for state congressmen after their part in the government shutdown and their apparent lack of involvement in settling anything. (October 21, 2013, Page 4A)

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                    I Won’t Paint

                    Most of the time, just the thought of Mama’s willow switch was enough to keep local columnist Jimmy Reed on the straight and narrow as a youngster. There were times, though, when he needed a reminder. Reed relates an event involving paint and his brother that fit that category. (October 15, 2013, Page 4)

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