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Pondering traffic control and speeders

Local columnist T.J. Ray, after seeing a state trooper stopping someone on a rural road, wondered about traffic laws, enforcement and dealing with speeders. (February 27, 2015, Page 4)

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    Key Fobs

    Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about going over plans with his daughters for after he eventually passes on. His hopes that they honor all of his wishes went well — until he started talking about taking things and turning them into key fobs. (February 24, 2015, Page 4)

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      State Reps’ funding move very disturbing

      Local columnist T.J. Ray reacts to word that the Mississippi House of Representatives didn’t come anywhere near fully funding education for the upcoming fiscal year. (February 19, 2015, Page 4A)

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        I Bought The Donuts

        Local columnist and creative writing instructor Jimmy Reed challenged his students — and had to pay off after their inspiring efforts. (February 17, 2015, Page 4)

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          Lawmakers and education — who needs the public?

          Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look at education issues in Mississippi and how some are being handled by state lawmakers and other interest groups. (February 12, 2015, Page 4A)

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            The Long Run

            Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at the move to legalize marijuana, noting that we should be looking at the long-term effects rather than the short-term gains. (February 10, 2015, Page 4)

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              Naming the new football team

              Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a humorous look at what it might be like to come up with a team name and mascot for a new university, college or high school football team. (February 6, 2015, Page 4A)

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                Out!

                Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes advice he learned from his childhood mentor to the classroom as he instills discipline and responsibility among his students. It’s much better to be inside learning than “out.” (February 3, 2015, Page 4)

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                  We think we know it all — until we learn more

                  Local columnist T.J. Ray takes readers inside the bidding and building process to show how much more is involved for all who take part in the process from planning to building. (February 2, 2015, Page 4)

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                    Volunteering at Pantry can be very moving

                    Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look at what goes on at the Pantry during the week, and notes that volunteers will experience all kinds of emotions if they spend a week or two helping out. (January 15, 2015, Page 4A)

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