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A Wretch Like Me

John Newton made one of life’s biggest turnarounds, going from being a man involved with slavery to becoming a minister and composer of hymns. Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at Newton’s life and some of his works. (February 7, 2012, Page 4)

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    Recent wreck not a normal one

    What usually happens following a fender-bender? Trouble with insurance companies and body shops? Local columnist T.J. Ray tells the story of a recent wreck that went about as well as anyone could hope for – for a change. (January 26, 2012, Page 4)

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      Justice Will Be Served

      Local columnist Jimmy Reed sees a comparison between some of today’s politicians and Old Testament king Rehoboam, noting that sometimes their actions are rejected and justice is served in the end. (January 24, 2012, Page 4)

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        Historical ‘shames’ should be shared, not censored

        With Martin Luther King Jr. Day this week, local columnist Deidra Jackson takes a look at her feelings about that history, the iconic Lorraine Motel in Memphis and how some schools are glossing over parts of our past that should not be forgotten or overlooked. (January 19, 2012, Page 4)

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          Neither Should He Eat

          An initial assignment in one of  local columnist Jimmy Reed’s classes eventually led to Reed being a mediator as his students discussed Occupy Wall Street. In the end, Reed added his own thoughts about hard work and production. (January 17, 2012, Page 4)

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            ‘A dollar a day, three hots and a flop’

            The Civilian Conservation Corps was a helpful program in its day, and local columnist T.J. Ray wonders if we might not need – in light of how people are dealing with needs and have feelings of entitlement – to try something like that again. (December 15, 2011, Page 4)

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              The Prince of Peace

              With Christmas and the celebration of the birth of Christ just days away, local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at the thoughts of many, including Albert Einstein, who do not accept or understand the story of the Prince of Peace. (December 13, 2011, Page 4)

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                Sleeping Giant

                Wednesday marks the 70th anniversary of “the day that will live in infamy,” the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look back at the event with closer looks at some involved – his father and also Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto. (December 6, 2011, Page 4)

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                  Should political parties be dissolved?

                  Local columnist T.J. Ray passes along an article and poem printed back in 1949 and follows it by wondering if political parties, both the Democrats and Republicans, are to blame for things and maybe should be dissolved. (December 5, 2011, Page 4A)

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                    Greatness

                    Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about greatness, that combination of preparation, coaching and desire that makes players and teams excel, and relates it to life. (November 29, 2011, Page 4)

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