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Friday, December 19, 2014

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Candidates must stand for something

Local columnist T.J. Ray cites the words of former presidents Grover Cleveland and John Adams in writing about candidates and how they must take a stance and then stand by that stance. (October 29, 2012, Page 4A)

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    Letters to the Editor

    Joanne Wilkinson writes about Ley Falkner’s persistence in trying to get supervisors to consider new laws for the county, adding that all of them would benefit the county overall. (October 5, 2012, Page 4A)

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      Government – or the lack of it

      Local columnist T.J. Ray admits he’s no constitutional scholar nor an attorney, but he still wonders about common beliefs about our country and its form of government and representation. Are we becoming a government run by the minority, he asks. (August 16, 2012, Page 4A)

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        Letters to the Editor

        Carolyn Ross writes to offer some of the words and wisdom of local statesman L.Q.C. Lamar and to point out that it would be very appropriate in today’s times. (August 10, 2012, Page 4A)

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          Food Stamp Fallout

          Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at the world of food stamps through his conservative eyes and also through the liberal progressive eyes of one of his daughters. (July 24, 2012, Page 4)

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            A reminder

            Local columnist T.J. Ray introduces an assignment about budgets, debt and the government’s role and looks at how well we’re doing. The interesting thing is when the assignment was actually first introduced. (May 9, 2012, Page 4)

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              Letters to the Editor

              Cal Bowen writes about taxes we all pay and touts the FairTax as a system that is simple and transparent. (March 8, 2012, Page 4)

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                Letters to the Editor

                Patti C. Harris writes to say that socialism is unsustainable and we need to throw it off while we still can, while Resa Randle writes to thank the Good Samaritan in the community who gave her assistance. (March 1, 2012, Page 4)

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                  ‘Actual cost’ needs better definition

                  Charlie Mitchell, president of the Mississippi Center for Freedom of Information, writes a guest column about the wide range of interpretations of what’s a fair and actual cost for searching, reviewing and/or duplicating public records with the hope that state lawmakers can come up with a uniform cost. (February 15, 2012, Page 4)

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                    Justice Will Be Served

                    Local columnist Jimmy Reed sees a comparison between some of today’s politicians and Old Testament king Rehoboam, noting that sometimes their actions are rejected and justice is served in the end. (January 24, 2012, Page 4)

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