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As of July 2014, Mississippi has the highest unemployment rate in the nation, 8 percent, followed by Georgia at 7.8 and Michigan and Rhode Island both at 7.7.

Alabama is 7.0. Louisiana is 5.4. Tennessee is 7.1 and Arkansas is 6.2....

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The law of unintended consequences

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09/10/2014 - 6:29am

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When I came to work as a cub reporter at the Commonwealth in 1982, my starting salary was $200 per week.

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Ordinarily, when a senior citizen announces that his stool is today’s discussion topic, the room empties faster than a split grocery bag. So stay where you are; the stool we’re going to examine is metal, and it illustrates what a...

09/09/2014 - 1:45pm

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09/09/2014 - 1:43pm

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s boys cross country team will defend their state title from last year. The runners are (from left, back) Thatcher Shepard, Angel Palmerin, Dalton Dear, Coach John Applegate, Andrew...

09/09/2014 - 1:39pm

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09/09/2014 - 1:37pm

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Sixty years or so ago, somebody snapped a photograph of two Mississippi icons. The moment is preserved for the ages: Jack Cristil interviewing Elvis Presley.

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Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Michael Gardner of Senatobia announce the engagement of their daughter, Audrey Jane Gardner, to John Frederick Wilson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred G. Wilson of Jackson.

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09/09/2014 - 1:30pm

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09/09/2014 - 1:29pm

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Mr. and Mrs. James Sidney Armstrong of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Corinne Armstrong, to Anders Pieter Wells, son of Dr. Lisa Kaufmann of Boone, N.C., and Dr. William Kent Wells of Jamesville, N.Y.

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09/09/2014 - 1:22pm

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09/09/2014 - 1:21pm

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09/04/2014 - 12:49pm

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