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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Jimmy Reed

The Comforter

Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates his thoughts of a visit to the Dachau Concentration Camp and the recent discovery of a touching Christmas story relating to a husband and wife who lived in Austria at the time. (December 9, 2014, Page 4)

Thank God, I’m not PC

Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at political correctness and the strategy of those who promote it, noting that he’s glad to sit on the other side of just about any issue that’s pushed as being politically correct. (December 2, 2014, Page 4)

A Thankful Heart

Local columnist Jimmy Reed urges all to think about their situation and how they can be thankful at this time of the year. (November 25, 2014, Page 4)

Girls Raised In The South

There’s a special language and special meanings for words in the South, particularly when it comes to ladies. Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at some of the phrases you could and couldn’t say — based on years of learning under the master — his mother, Miss Lena. (November 18, 2014, Page 4)

Thank You!

Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls a visit to Arlington National Cemetery as he relates the story of Audie Murphy in World War II and urges everyone to thank veterans for their sacrifice and service. (November 11, 2014, Page 4)

Bureau-Creeps

Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look a government bureaucrats and the way they often abuse their power. (November 4, 2014, Page 4)

So Fine Caroline

Local columnist Jimmy Reed tackles the subject of teenage boys and love as he recalls his infatuation with “So Fine Caroline” and his planned meeting and evening with her watching a scary movie on Halloween. (October 28, 2014, Page 4)

Gittin’ Sumpin’ Fuh Nuttin’

Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls a dream he had about government debt and spending and how it affected a hog farmer he knew in years past. (October 21, 2014, Page 4)

Thou Art

Local columnist Jimmy Reed gives an inside look at how things go at the beginning of the semester in a creative writing course he teaches. Reed teaches students early on that they need to write tight before they can write right. (October 14, 2014, Page 4)

On The Inside

Local columnist Jimmy Reed, in observing some of his students, is reminded of a lesson he learned years before about how people can be beautiful where it really counts — on the inside. (October 7, 2014, Page 4)

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