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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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                  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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