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No Matches Nationwide

Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates his recent experience with an Internet site promising matches for lonely people and the lesson he learned – sometimes you don’t need to be completely truthful. (April 3, 2012, Page 4)

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    This ‘post-racial’ age is still not for the thin-skinned

    Why are you blacks so sensitive about race? It’s a question local columnist Deidra Jackson has heard and one she tries to answer with a column that looks at the importance of battling racism with thick skin rather than thin. (March 29, 2012, Page 4)

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      Do wheels of justice turn faster sometimes?

      Do the wheels of justice turn slowly or do sometimes they seem to speed up? Local columnist T.J. Ray sees two different speeds,based on political expediency, in the cases of two soldiers charged with multiple killings. (March 28, 2012, Page 4)

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        How To Be A Man

        Local columnist Jimmy Reed pays tribute to his high school football coach, the late Ben Ruscoe, who taught him how to be a man. (March 27, 2012, Page 4)

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          ‘Cheesy grits’ have more substance than GOP agenda

          Notice how grits seem to be part of any national political conversation about Mississippi? Those grits, local columnist Deidra Jackson writes, have more substance than most of what Mississippians and others have been hearing from the men running for the Republican nomination for president. (March 15, 2012, Page 4)

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            Dey Sho’ Bit Yesdiddy

            In a piece very fitting for spring break, local columnist Jimmy Reed takes us back to a fishing trip he made with his childhood mentor. (March 13, 2012, Page 4)

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              Let Sleeping Women Sleep

              Some lessons we learn early in life; others we learn later. Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates one he learned recently about waking up – even accidentally – women on days they don’t have to get up early. (March 6, 2012, Page 4)

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                The four chaplains practiced what they preached

                Looking for a bit of inspiration? Local columnist T.J. Ray offers us the “four chaplains” and their story during World War II that shows they talked the talk and walked the walk. (March 2, 2012, Page 4A)

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                  The Clock Will Soon Be Still

                  Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about the O’Hares, “Butch” and “Easy Eddie,” and how they both passed on a legacy of honor and courage. (February 28, 2012, Page 4)

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                    Taking a look at AG, charter schools in state

                    Local columnist T.J. Ray writes about the state’s attorney general and public education and looks at changes being made by the state Legislature. (February 27, 2012, Page 4A)

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