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Governmental dementia

If our government underwent a psychiatric investigation, what would be the diagnosis? Local columnist T.J. Ray, citing several examples, said it would probably be utter insanity or certainly dementia. (January 14, 2013, Page 4)

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    Guns as targets in times of tragedy

    Dr. Will Dabbs writes a guest column about gun use and gun control in light of the recent tragedy in Connecticut, noting that there are issues that need to be dealt with rather than almost immediately seeking a gun ban. (January 11, 2013, Page 4A)

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      Finding forgiveness through art

      Staff Writer Melanie Addington looks at the variety of reasons that we create all types of art, including the possibility that creating art can serve as therapy for the artist. (January 10, 2013, Page 4)

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        Letters to the Editor

        Erika Berry writes to urge readers to look into public charter schools to see how they off alternatives for students who might be struggling at successful or unsuccessful districts around the state. (January 10, 2013, Page 4)

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          Paycheck envelopes a tad lighter this week

          Have you gotten your first paycheck in 2013 yet? If so, you noticed it was smaller. If not, get ready for the drop. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the 2 percent payroll tax for Social Security that’s hitting all employees. (January 9, 2013, Page 4)

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            Discussing the cost of Medicaid expansion in Mississippi

            David J. Dzielak, executive director of the state division of Medicaid, writes a guest column to give facts about the expansion of Medicaid and misconceptions about the cost of that expansion. (January 9, 2013, Page 4)

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              Yes!

              Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates an imagined conversation with his mother as she gives him advice on overcoming lack of self-discipline, handling trials and tribulations, and earning what he wants during the upcoming year. (January 8, 2013, Page 4)

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                Charter school fears

                Education – and charter schools – will be a big subject for discussion and possible action in the state Legislature this session, and guest columnist Buddy Chain takes a closer look at some of the fears and concerns he has about substantially expanding the number of charter schools in Mississippi. (January 7, 2013, Page 4A)

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                  How are you doing with those resolutions?

                  Have you made your New Year’s resolutions yet? What, exactly, is the deadline? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at resolutions, comparing them to second chances at starting or stopping something. (January 4, 2013, Page 4A)

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                    Expect more of the same in 2013

                    Are things going to change just because we all had to get new calendars. Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg’s column says that we should expect more of the same – usually a roller coaster ride of good, bad and in between in 2013. (January 3, 2013, Page 4)

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