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Saturday, August 2, 2014

Abraham Lincoln

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)

Our leaders must know, and follow, the Constitution

Guest columnist Maxine H. Karr quotes some of our country’s founding fathers and other statemen in making the point that our leaders today should know, and adhere to, the Constitution written when the United States was formed. (March 6, 2013, Page 4)

1862: When ‘men fell like leave’

Historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield takes us back to the Seven Days Battle, one of the more deadly battles of the Civil War. (July 20, 2012, Page 2B)

Plan B

Local columnist Jimmy Reed heard his words coming right back to him recently when he gave an assignment to his students. The solution? Plan B, of course, which apparently should have been Plan A. (July 10, 2012, Page 4)

Pennies disappearing – but not everywhere

Canada is looking into halting production of its 1 cent coin in an effort to save money. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the penny in the U.S. and how it’s become possibly the most collectible item in our society. (April 2, 2012, Page 4)

Re-enlisting issue for Mississippi 11th

Historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield writes about the men of the Mississippi 11th facing problems to re-enlist in 1862  and having their visits back home cut short. (January 6, 2012, Page 2B)

Yankees invade Oxford during Christmas 1862

Historian Jack Lamar Mayfield writes this week about the invasion of Oxford by Union forces just before Christmas in 1862. (December 10, 2010, Page 2B)

November 2010

Local columnist Jimmy Reed gives his opinion on the current administration and results of the national elections in 2008, and says that the November 2010 elections offer voters a chance to clean up the mess. (June 22, 2010, Page 4)

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