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Friday, October 28, 2016
  • Kemper superintendent addresses district’s 'F' rating
    Wednesday, October 26, 2016 6:00 PM
    The Mississippi Department of Education released district and school letter grades for the 2015-2016 school year on October 20, 2016. These grades are based in part on results from the Mississippi Assessment Program (MAP) administered to applicable students in grades 3-8 and high school.  The MAP tests are aligned with the Mississippi College and Career Ready Standards
  • Heritage Day features some new old stuff
    Wednesday, October 26, 2016 6:00 PM
    There will be a mixture of old and new on display at the Kemper County Historical Museum in DeKalb during Heritage Day, which is set for this Saturday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

    But, as would be expected with historical items, even the new is old.
  • NAS Meridian land use meeting set for Friday
    Wednesday, October 26, 2016 6:00 PM
    A meeting to address land use around Naval Air Station Meridian and Naval Outlying Field Joe Williams, which is located in Kemper County, is set for 9 a.m. Friday at the offices of the Kemper County Economic Development Authority located on Hwy 16 West in DeKalb.

    The Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) will explore impacts of the Navy mission and impacts of community development. The JLUS will make recommendations to promote ways land use, NAS Meridian, and residents can work together.
  • Wednesday, October 26, 2016 6:00 PM

    The Kemper County Circuit Clerk's office will be open this Saturday from 8 a.m. until noon for absentee voting, as well as Saturday, Nov. 5 from 8 a.m. until noon.

    Circuit Clerk Tracey Murray said those wishing to vote absentee can also do so Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the circuit clerk's office in the Kemper County Courthouse in DeKalb.
  • Wednesday, October 26, 2016 6:00 PM

    JACKSON — Commissioner of Higher Education Dr. Glenn Boyce, on behalf of the Board of Trustees, has accepted a letter of resignation from Dr. Carolyn Meyers, President of Jackson State University. The resignation is effective November 1.
  • Visit to home of ‘Last Chance U’ highlight of trip to U.S. for English couple
    Kemper County residents Bernard 'Joe' Hulin and his wife, Loretta, were surprised to learn that the couple sitting next to them during East Mississippi Community College’s Oct. 15 Homecoming game against Northwest Mississippi were from London, England.

     It was a fortuitous seating arrangement for not only the Hulins, but for the visiting couple from the United Kingdom, Dan and Kelly Thomson. The two couples had a lot to talk about.
  • Rams take care of business against rival Central
    With the way the remaining schedules shape up, it’s mathematically impossible for Kemper Academy to improve its Mississippi Association of Independent Schools power-point rating for seeding in the upcoming state playoffs.

    That is, unless, No. 1 Tallulah (La.) Academy or No. 2 Marvell (Ark.) Academy were to lose a game.
  • Dollar General coming to Scooba
    Site work on a new Dollar General to be located near the intersection of Hwy 45 and Hwy 16 in Scooba has generated a lot of much-needed excitement in the community.

    "That is one of the best things that could have happened to us," said Scooba Mayor Allen Beatty. "It is going to make a difference in the community and the communities surrounding us."
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  • Wednesday, October 26, 2016 6:00 PM
    The Kemper County Wildcats had their biggest challenge of the Region 5-3A schedule so far but rose to the challenge on Friday night at home against Forest.

    The Wildcats (9-1 overall and 4-0 in the region) trailed going into the fourth quarter but scored 16 unanswered points to put away the Bearcats 40-26 on senior night in DeKalb.
  • Wednesday, October 26, 2016 6:00 PM
    Kemper Academy will wrap up its 2016 regular-season campaign this week when the Rams pay a visit to Hebron Christian School.

    The Rams, who have already captured the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools’ 8-Man District 2 title, are 7-0 and ranked No. 2 in the state by a pair of polls. And while there are contests this week which could shake things up, Kemper is currently sitting at No. 3 in the MAIS power point ratings and is guaranteed to host a state quarterfinal playoff game in DeKalb on
  • Wednesday, October 26, 2016 6:00 PM
    Not too many folks at Nanih Waiya’s Warrior Field last Thursday night envisioned a defensive struggle between the Warriors and Tigers from Noxapater.

    Many, in fact, anticipated a high-scoring affair or even a blowout.

    Nanih Waiya coach Ryan Keeton was neither of those people. And he got exactly what he expected.
  • Wednesday, October 26, 2016 6:00 PM

    A quintet of participants from Nanih Waiya turned in solid performances last week in the Queen City Championships invitational cross-country meet hosted by Meridian High School.

    The meet was held at the Okatibbee Fast Track in Collinsville last Tuesday. Nanih Waiya was originally slated to participate in the Mississippi College Open Oct. 15 before shifting to the local event.
  • Wednesday, October 19, 2016 6:00 PM
    A veteran observer from Nanih Waiya summed up the Warriors’ victory over Smithville last Friday night rather fittingly: “We hit ‘em in the mouth and didn’t let up.”

    That, they did.
  • Wednesday, October 19, 2016 6:00 PM
    Turn to Luke 12:49-59. As you look through this passage, let me give you a few clues along the way to help you follow the train of argument. There are at least three parts to this passage. First, in verses 49 and 50, and especially in verse 50, Jesus makes a powerful declaration. He’ll follow it up in verses 51 to 53 with a penetrating question. Then, in verses 54 to 59, He turns to the multitudes and gives them an admonition, warning them because they lack spiritual discernment.
  • Wednesday, October 12, 2016 6:00 PM
    Turn in your Bible to Luke 12:35-48. Jesus turns His attention here to the issue of how we live daily as His disciples. He's especially concerned that His disciples would live in such a way that they are ready for His return. And He is particularly interested that His disciples would be good shepherds of His sheep and that His people would live lives of mutual service.
  • Wednesday, October 5, 2016 6:00 PM
    Turn to Luke chapter 12:22-34 as we continue our way through this gospel. In the previous passage we saw a diagnosis of covetousness. The passage that we're going to study now has to do with the cure of covetousness. Jesus, having diagnosed the illness and held up the royal mirror of His Word that we might look into it and see our own sin, is now giving us direction on how we fight against that sin of covetousness.
  • Wednesday, September 21, 2016 6:00 PM
    This week we’ll be looking at Luke 12:8-12. The whole passage has to do with how we testify with our tongues to the Lord Jesus Christ. It begins by talking about our testimony to Jesus with our lips. In verse 10 it talks about those who oppose Jesus with their lips and with their words, and in verses 11 and 12 it talks about giving testimony to Jesus when we're called to give an account for the hope that is in us.
  • DUNCAN/“The Leaven of Hypocrisy”
    Wednesday, September 14, 2016 6:00 PM
    This week we’ll be looking at Luke 12:1-3. As you turn there you may want to allow your eyes to roam back over Luke 11 to remember what has occurred right before this discourse. A Pharisee had judged Jesus for failing to wash his hands before eating, and Jesus responded with a rebuke for the Pharisees. He later turned to his disciples and pronounced woes upon the Pharisees for their fundamental problem of hypocrisy.
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