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Saturday, October 25, 2014

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Censorship, not controversial art, is in bad taste

The business of using ideology to deny people and programs much-needed money is, local columnist Deidra Jackson writes, getting old. Jackson brings the issue from the national stage with FEMA to locally with the Board of Supervisors pulling funding for the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council. (October 6, 2011, Page 4)

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    Eminent domain initiative measure

    Local columnist T.J. Ray writes about personal property, eminent domain and the initiative that will be on the ballot in Mississippi in November concerning that issue. (September 30, 2011, Page 4A)

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      Pencil Parable

      Local columnist Jimmy Reed tells a parable of a pencil and its job to talk about how mankind must be guided by its Maker and work diligently even though we don’t always understand what, or why, we do things and how that affects others. (September 27, 2011, Page 4)

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        Age bias also casualty of air race crash

        Local columnist Deidra Jackson, pointing to the recent air crash in Nevada, writes that we tout experience when we want, or like, older people doing things, but then we blame old age as the cause of problems when that seems to make the story better. Was age bias also a victim in the deadly air show crash? (September 22, 2011, Page 4)

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          Times change; what about constitutions?

          With three referenda on the ballot in the state of Mississippi this fall, local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look at the history of the Mississippi Constitution and wonders about the possibility of changes. (September 22, 2011, Page 4)

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            … Ain’t Nobody Happy

            With all of the talk about who pays taxes, who doesn’t and who should, local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls the message instilled by his mother – the competitive, free enterprise mentality. (September 20, 2011, Page 4)

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              Treatment of American flag very disturbing

              Are you offended when you see the American flag mistreated? Local columnist T.J. Ray certainly is, and he takes a closer look at a recent mistreatment of the flag that was labeled as “art.” (September 14, 2011, Page 4)

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                Old-Age Gauge

                So, how do you tell if you’re getting “old”? Local columnist Jimmy Reed got a few hints from friends as he turns 68 – and now wonders if it’s not time to re-adjust his old-age gauge. (September 13, 2011, Page 4)

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                  There’s more to hospital care than just doctors

                  Most of us come and go to Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi with only one concern – how our loved one is doing. Local columnist T.J. Ray points out that there are lots of people involved in those stays and that care and he takes time to mention and thank them. (September 5, 2011, Page 4A)

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                    ‘Pologize, Dice

                    Sometimes, local columnist Jimmy Reed writes, you have to learn lessons the hard way. Reed recalls his mentor, Jaybird, teaching him about gambling and smoking and the problems those vices caused. (August 30, 2011, Page 4)

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