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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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        Letters question group’s efficiency

        It’s one thing to get a letter asking to be part of something you’ve had an ongoing or past relationship with. It’s quite another, local columnist T.J. Ray writes, to be approached by someone you barely know, and it makes you wonder about that group’s efficiency in recruiting members, raising funds, et cetera. (August 3, 2012, Page 4A)

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          Stayin’ Pow’r

          William Faulkner talked about enduring and prevailing. Nelson Mandela talked about perserverance. Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about his friend and mentor Jaybird’s words for the same quality – “stayin’ pow’r.” (July 31, 2012, Page 4)

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            Salaries – wow!

            Time is precious, it’s been said. It’s more precious for some than others, local columnist T.J. Ray writes, as he looks at various salaries earned by CEOs, entertainers, pro athletes, et cetera. (July 27, 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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                Some fads make you wonder

                Body piercings, tattoos, baggy pants, five o’clock shadows and baseball caps turned backward. Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look at various fads and wonders what will be next? (July 20, 2012, Page 4A)

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                  ‘Easier’ parking for women, ‘honey-do’ lists for men

                  It’s not a joke, local columnist Deidra Jackson writes – female drivers in a couple of cities have their own parking spaces. Perhaps we need to initiate some more “laws,” she adds, mentioning special guidelines for males when it comes to driving, dealing with illnesses and taking care of “honey-do” lists. (July 19, 2012, Page 4)

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                    Put Me In, Coach

                    Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls his days playing high school football and the lessons he learned about life during those days. (July 17, 2012, Page 4)

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