Thursday, November 1, 2007
Local News Briefs
Election set for Tuesday; sample ballot on page 14
Election day - featuring key state, district and local races - is less than a week away.
The general election will be held next Tuesday, Nov. 6. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The circuit clerk’s office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily for absentee voting. It will be open Saturday, Nov. 3, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon for absentee voting. November 3 at noon is the deadline to vote absentee.
For a sample ballot, see page 14.
Time changes this weekend; wind clocks back one hour
Don’t forget – the time changes this weekend.
At 2 a.m. on November 4 (or before going to bed), Mississippians are reminded to turn their clocks back one hour, marking the end of Daylight Saving Time.
The federal law that established “daylight time” in the United States does not require any area to observe Daylight Saving Time. But if a state chooses to observe DST, it must follow the starting and ending dates set by the law. From 1986 to 2006 this was the first Sunday in April to the last Sunday in October, but starting in 2007, it is observed from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November, adding about a month to Daylight Saving Time.
Business After Hours Nov. 8 at city’s technology center
The Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce announces its next Business After Hours.
It will be held Thursday, Nov. 8, at 4 p.m. at the Holly Springs Regional Technology Center, 1180 Hwy. 311.
Everyone is invited to enjoy the fellowship and learn more about the technology center and the training it offers.
For more information, call the chamber at 662-252-2943.
Unemployment rate 7.6 for Marshall, 9.6 for Benton
The state’s unemployment rate rose in September from 5.9 to 6.1 percent, the Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES) announced.
Mississippi’s labor force deviated slightly from its normal trend in September.
Typically, there tends to be an increase in employment levels as school employees return and agricultural jobs are more plentiful.
Marshall County’s unemployment for September stands at 7.6, ranking it 61st among the state’s 82 counties. Benton County’s rate is 9.6, ranking it 75th.
Rankin County had the lowest unemployment rate – 4.0. DeSoto and Lafayette, both at 4.2, followed.
Clay County had the highest rate – 16.2 percent.
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