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Thursday, July 30, 2015

T.J. Ray

It depends on what you want to know

Local columnist T.J. Ray writes about a video he received recently showing college students being asked questions, and he expressed concern about some of the answers they knew and didn’t know. (March 27, 2015, Page 4B)

That’s a lot of cigarette butts

Local columnist T.J. Ray, after seeing a motorist flip a cigarette butt out his window recently, checked into how many cigarettes an average smoker goes through in a year and the overall effect of all those filters on the environment. (March 13, 2015, Page 4)

Dancing politicians

Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look back at a recent program in town that featured two state legislators discussing education and other issues in Mississippi. (March 6, 2015, Page 4)

Pondering traffic control and speeders

Local columnist T.J. Ray, after seeing a state trooper stopping someone on a rural road, wondered about traffic laws, enforcement and dealing with speeders. (February 27, 2015, Page 4)

State Reps’ funding move very disturbing

Local columnist T.J. Ray reacts to word that the Mississippi House of Representatives didn’t come anywhere near fully funding education for the upcoming fiscal year. (February 19, 2015, Page 4A)

Lawmakers and education — who needs the public?

Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look at education issues in Mississippi and how some are being handled by state lawmakers and other interest groups. (February 12, 2015, Page 4A)

Naming the new football team

Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a humorous look at what it might be like to come up with a team name and mascot for a new university, college or high school football team. (February 6, 2015, Page 4A)

We think we know it all — until we learn more

Local columnist T.J. Ray takes readers inside the bidding and building process to show how much more is involved for all who take part in the process from planning to building. (February 2, 2015, Page 4)

Volunteering at Pantry can be very moving

Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look at what goes on at the Pantry during the week, and notes that volunteers will experience all kinds of emotions if they spend a week or two helping out. (January 15, 2015, Page 4A)

Have the giving spirit year-round

It’s obvious that most are very giving and generous during the holidays, but local columnist T.J. Ray calls on everyone to continue that giving spirit regardless of what the calendar says. (January 9, 2015, Page 4)

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