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Bunt

Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look back at his youth baseball career and the success he had with bunting, relating it to the field of life when taking care of the basics helps one make progress toward goals. (September 18, 2012, Page 4)

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    Shaking the leaves of the family tree

    Local columnist Deidra Jackson explores her thoughts about digging in her family background and exploring her family tree. (September 13, 2012, Page 4)

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      In A New York Minute

      Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look back at a day that can never be forgotten – Sept. 11, 2001 – and recalls how he and so many Americans felt while watching the tragedy unfold. (September 11, 2012, Page 4)

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        Bucket-Mouth Behemoth

        Local columnist Jimmy Reed finally caught the lunker bass he’s been trying for – but he only got part of the fish to mount. Reed writes about the quest and talks about where the rest of the prize went. (September 4, 2012, Page 4)

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          Oh, happy day – when the campaigning is over

          Local columnist Deidra Jackson writes about turning her political volume down – and possibly off – this election season because of all of the games that seemed to be being played these days. (August 30, 2012, Page 4)

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            Nun’s Prayer

            Local columnist T.J. Ray offers readers a piece of valuable email he received recently – a prayer – and urges readers to read it slowly and aloud. (August 23, 2012, Page 4)

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              Brick’s Bed Buddy

              Have a phobia? Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls a college roommate who wasn’t afraid of anything – but snakes. (August 21, 2012, Page 4)

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                Gaming devices, other tech give rise to millennial maturity

                Youngsters have embraced the technology available these days, beginning with their earliest video-oriented games. Now, local columnist Deidra Jackson wonders, should there be a concern of this generation disengaging from society as most of us know it? (August 16, 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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                    Sundy Mawnin’ Fuhgivniss Boots

                    Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls Saturday-night journeys to Delta juke joints with his mentor, Jaybird, and how Jaybird talked about being right with the Lord after those trips, especially if he was wearing his “fuhgivniss” boots. (August 14, 2012, Page 4)

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