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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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                    Wouldn’t It Be Great?

                    Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at politics and elections and wonders if things wouldn’t be better if the issues could  be discussed and debated in an honest and civil manner. (August 7, 2012, Page 4)

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