Newton County’s jobless rate hits 20-year low for October

By FROM STAFF REPORTS,

Newton County’s unemployment rate hit a 20-year low for the month of October at 4.7 percent. The last time the county’s jobless rate had been that low for the month of October was in 1997 when it was 4.0 percent.

Newton County was tied with Montgomery, Tunica and Webster counties for the 34th lowest jobless rate in the state.

New combi oven arrives for Union Public School District

By FROM STAFF REPORTS,

Union Elementary and Union High School are enjoying new kitchen equipment as part of a comprehensive effort to improve student health. 

Union High School purchased a new oven steamer using funds from a Nutrition Integrity grant from the Mississippi Department of Education Office of Child Nutrition, funded by The Bower Foundation.  

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