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Unemployment numbers in state a reason to be concerned

The U.S. Department of Labor’s statistics for November show Mississippi’s unemployment rate of 7.3 percent leading the nation. It’s not something that’s good news at this time of the year and will take a concerted effort locally, regionally and across the state to turn things around. (December 23, 2014, Page 4A)

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    Letters to the Editor

    Al Povall writes in response to a recent “Our View” editorial about a ‘do-something Congress” and has the view that oftentimes less is more when it comes to Congress and the bills that are passed there. (December 23, 2014, Page 4A)

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      Cash for trash

      GovDeal.com a way for governments to get rid of waste. (December 22, 2014, Page 1, 3)

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        Cuba relations — a multi-sided story

        Should we, or should we not, re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba? Editor Don Whitten looks at some of the pros, cons and middle ground of an issue that’s drawing lots of attention. (December 22, 2014, Page 4)

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          Fisher faces big challenge as next director of MDOC

          Marshall Fisher, in our view, is extremely qualified to take on one of the most challenging jobs in Mississsippi: director of the Mississippi Department of Corrections. Fisher, appointed by the governor Friday and expected to be approved by the Legislature next month, deserves our full support as he takes on this unenviable job. (December 22, 2014, Page 4)

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            Sunday Focus – Resort status not easy

            To be able to serve beer, wine and liquor in the unincorporated area of Lafayette County, a business must be granted what’s known as resort status. Obtaining such a designation isn’t easy, but three local businesses and the Plein Air commercial district in Taylor have all succeeded. (December 21, 2014, Page 1A)

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              Police have hands full with sick wildlife

              Local law enforcement officers have had several encounters recently with wild animals suffering from distemper. (December 21, 2014, Page 1A)

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                Only in Oxford – Powerhouse

                The Powerhouse Community Arts Center is located in what was literally the powerhouse and water station for the city of Oxford. (December 21, 2014, Page 1A)

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                  Don’t get in too big of a hurry

                  Slow down. Enjoy the season. That’s our view as we head into the final days before Christmas. (December 21, 2014, Page 4A)

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                    Letters to the Editor

                    Carol Mockbee and Rosie McDavid wrote to thank all of the businesses and individuals who helped make Thacker Mountain Radio Hour a success again in 2014. (December 21, 2014, Page 4A)

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