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Sunday, December 21, 2014

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Democracy: It works is you work it

Local columnist T.J. Ray, in the wake of last month’s elections, stresses that the men and women we elect to Congress are there to serve us, and he calls on citizens to hold their elected officials accountable so that democracy will work. (December 18, 2014, Page 4)

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    The Greatest Gift Of All

    Local columnist and college instructor Jimmy Reed brings readers a column written by members of his creative writing class: a story of a Christmas past that shows the love between a father and a son. (December 16, 2014, Page 4)

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      Dealing with natural clothes drying

      Local columnist T.J. Ray saw a window to the past recently — a clothesline in use. He writes about memories of hanging and taking in clothing from that early natural dryer. (December 12, 2014, Page 4)

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        The Comforter

        Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates his thoughts of a visit to the Dachau Concentration Camp and the recent discovery of a touching Christmas story relating to a husband and wife who lived in Austria at the time. (December 9, 2014, Page 4)

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          The best way to deal with leaves

          Local columnist T.J. Ray takes readers through his progression as one who has to deal with an abundance of leaves in his yard, and ends up thinking it might be best to let someone else take care of them. (December 4, 2014, Page 4A)

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            Thank God, I’m not PC

            Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at political correctness and the strategy of those who promote it, noting that he’s glad to sit on the other side of just about any issue that’s pushed as being politically correct. (December 2, 2014, Page 4)

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              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)

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                A Thankful Heart

                Local columnist Jimmy Reed urges all to think about their situation and how they can be thankful at this time of the year. (November 25, 2014, Page 4)

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                  School board should consider public stewardship

                  Local columnist T.J. Ray writes about the Oxford School Board looking into selling some school property and nots that the board should also consider the city and the neighborhood when making its decision. (November 20, 2014, Page 4A)

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                    Girls Raised In The South

                    There’s a special language and special meanings for words in the South, particularly when it comes to ladies. Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at some of the phrases you could and couldn’t say — based on years of learning under the master — his mother, Miss Lena. (November 18, 2014, Page 4)

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