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Monday, December 22, 2014

George Washington

Signs of Confederacy disappearing?

Local columnist T.J. Ray notices that less and less history is being taught and that means less will be known about the Civil War. He writes about other changes that appear to show that signs of the Confederacy are disappearing and wonders what is next. (November 28, 2014, Page 4A)

Questions for the famous

Local columnist T.J. Ray wonders what it would be like to actually meet someone who is famous. What questions would you ask? What would you like to know. (April 25, 2014, Page 4A)

First lady’s obesity campaign not political

Politics comes into play when people like and approve the president and first lady. However, there are times when politics shouldn’t be a part of it, and Editor Don Whitten writes that one of those times is when first lady Michelle Obama pushes her campaign to end childhood obesity. (March 4, 2013, Page 4A)

George and Martha’s trees

Two trees planted in 1932 to honor George and Martha Washington still stand tall on the University of Mississippi campus. (February 15, 2013, Page 2B)

Two-party system not shining these days

Statesmen, authors and others have warned, through the years, of the problems our country’s two-party political system could cause. Editor Don Whitten writes that’s exactly what seems to be happening these days as politicians seemed more concerned about their parties than the people they are supposed to serve. (August 22, 2012, Page 4)

Thanks, Mama

To honor his mother on upcoming Mother’s Day, local columnist Jimmy Reed offers a few of the countless thanks he owes her. (May 8, 2012, Page 4)

It’s time to give life’s ‘useless’ info its due

Minutiae – it captures all of us from time to time, even founding father George Washington. With that bit of info, local columnist Deidra Jackson admits she’s caught up in the Casey Anthony murder trial, which sparks thoughts back to earlier days as a reporter covering cases in court. (June 30, 2011, Page 4)

Money matters

Local columnist T.J. Ray had a clerk examine a $20 bill he was using recently, and that made him wonder about efforts to thwart counterfeiters. Ray takes a closer look at money matters. (May 20, 2010, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Maralyn Howell Bullion wonders if we’re not starting to forget about our country’s founders and heroes after seeing George Washington’s birthday pass without any notice, while Dick Burkepile writes to note that there are people taking advantage of handicapped parking decals and spots. (March 4, 2010, Page 4)

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