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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Jimmy Reed

In A New York Minute

Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look back at a day that can never be forgotten – Sept. 11, 2001 – and recalls how he and so many Americans felt while watching the tragedy unfold. (September 11, 2012, Page 4)

Bucket-Mouth Behemoth

Local columnist Jimmy Reed finally caught the lunker bass he’s been trying for – but he only got part of the fish to mount. Reed writes about the quest and talks about where the rest of the prize went. (September 4, 2012, Page 4)

Stupidity

Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls the story of Atlas and Hercules and of Ayn Rand’s book, “Atlas Shrugged,” and relates them to economic stability – or unstability – in today’s world. (August 28, 2012, Page 4)

Brick’s Bed Buddy

Have a phobia? Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls a college roommate who wasn’t afraid of anything – but snakes. (August 21, 2012, Page 4)

Sundy Mawnin’ Fuhgivniss Boots

Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls Saturday-night journeys to Delta juke joints with his mentor, Jaybird, and how Jaybird talked about being right with the Lord after those trips, especially if he was wearing his “fuhgivniss” boots. (August 14, 2012, Page 4)

Wouldn’t It Be Great?

Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at politics and elections and wonders if things wouldn’t be better if the issues could  be discussed and debated in an honest and civil manner. (August 7, 2012, Page 4)

Stayin’ Pow’r

William Faulkner talked about enduring and prevailing. Nelson Mandela talked about perserverance. Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about his friend and mentor Jaybird’s words for the same quality – “stayin’ pow’r.” (July 31, 2012, Page 4)

Food Stamp Fallout

Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at the world of food stamps through his conservative eyes and also through the liberal progressive eyes of one of his daughters. (July 24, 2012, Page 4)

Put Me In, Coach

Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls his days playing high school football and the lessons he learned about life during those days. (July 17, 2012, Page 4)

Plan B

Local columnist Jimmy Reed heard his words coming right back to him recently when he gave an assignment to his students. The solution? Plan B, of course, which apparently should have been Plan A. (July 10, 2012, Page 4)

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