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Saturday, February 25, 2017
  • Supes rescind tuition assistance  policy on 5-0 vote
    Wednesday, February 22, 2017 6:00 PM
    The Kemper County Board of Supervisors unanimously rescinded a tuition assistance policy for county employees during Tuesday morning's regularly scheduled meeting of the governing body.

    At an earlier meeting Kemper County Sherrif James Moore had come before the board seeking reimbursement for an employee who had attended classes at Mississippi University for Women. At that point the request was tabled to give the board time to research the policy.
  • Wednesday, February 22, 2017 6:00 PM
    Kemper County High School head boys basketball coach John Darnell knows there is a significant roadblock standing between his team and it's opportunity to repeat as MHSAA Class 3A Boys State Champions.
  • EMCC's Briggs, Vance recognized by Legislature
    Wednesday, February 22, 2017 6:00 PM
    JACKSON — A student and a faculty member from East Mississippi Community College were honored Tuesday during a luncheon at the Mississippi State Capitol.
  • Wednesday, February 22, 2017 6:00 PM
    The House spent most of last week in deliberations over appropriations bills that we know will have to be revisited before the session is over. This is why they all have “repealers.”
  • Wednesday, February 22, 2017 6:00 PM

    Kerry Leshawn Holliday, 29, Deville Apt #49 De Kalb, MS,  Charges: Disturbance of the Peace
  • Wildcats repeat as Region 5-3A Champions
    The Kemper County Wildcats seem to be heating up at just the right time again this season
       The Wildcats picked up a pair of wins in their Region 5-3A tournament at Philadelphia to repeat as district champions.

    In girls' action, the Lady Wildcats kept their season alive with a pair of wins the district tournament but lost their opening round game of the playoffs on Monday at Port Gibson to finish out the year.
  • Snowden: No big cuts for Kemper schools
    While conceding that funding levels may not remain the same, a leader in the Mississippi House of Representatives told a packed house at the Kemper County Farmer's Market on Monday night that reports of the Kemper County Public Schools potentially losing more than $4M in funding in the upcoming budget was greatly exaggerated.
  • Kemper Academy Rams win North State Championship
    Kemper Academy was on the brink its season ending last Tuesday night in Marvell, Ark. Less than 96 hours later, the Rams were hoisting a North State championship trophy.

    Playing after a 12-day layoff, Kemper gutted out a win over Tunica Academy last Tuesday night in the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class A North State Tournament. Then first-year head coach Scott Johnson’s bunch turned in back-to-back solid performances over the weekend to bring the North half hardware back to DeKalb.
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  • Wednesday, February 22, 2017 6:00 PM
    SCOOBA — More than 200 college cowboys and cowgirls will compete this week at the Lauderdale County Agri-Center in Meridian during a National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association-sanctioned event hosted by East Mississippi Community College’s rodeo team.
  • Wednesday, February 22, 2017 6:00 PM
    Looking to get into the win column, East Mississippi Community College continues its softball home stand this week on the Scooba campus.  The Lions will welcome Marion Military Institute and Wallace State Community College-Hanceville for respective Tuesday and Thursday doubleheaders.  Both twin bills were set for 2 p.m. starts at the EMCC Softball Field.
  • Nanih Waiya finds going tough in district tourney
    Wednesday, February 22, 2017 6:00 PM
    Both Nanih Waiya basketball teams found the going tough in the Region 6-1A Tournament last week.

    The Lady Warriors saw their season come to an end with a 27-23 setback to rival Noxapater last Tuesday night. While Noxapater moved on as the eventual No. 3 seed, Nanih Waiya’s girls finished their season with a 5-17 mark.
  • Wednesday, February 22, 2017 6:00 PM
    Nanih Waiya turned a few heads earlier this month at the Region 2-1A Powerlifting Meet at Calhoun City, breaking five individual records on their way to a second-place team finish.

    Coach Ryan Keeton’s squad will now compete in the Class 1A North State Meet on March 11, also at Calhoun City. The State Meet is April 14.
  • Wednesday, February 15, 2017 6:00 PM
    This week, the Lions will first play host to preseason 12th-ranked (NJCAA Division II) East Central Community College in a Wednesday (Feb. 15) doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m. on the Scooba campus. EMCC is then scheduled to welcome preseason 10th-ranked (NJCAA Division I) Shelton State for a 2 p.m. Friday twin bill. East Mississippi stays at home the following week to entertain Marion Military Institute and Wallace State-Hanceville on Feb. 21 and 23, respectively.
  • DUNCAN/‘Temptation, sin, and faith’
    Wednesday, January 25, 2017 6:00 PM
    Turn in your Bible to Luke 17:1-6. I want to remind you that throughout Luke 16 Jesus has been dealing with both the Pharisees’ lives and their teaching. Their sin is leading the people of God astray, so here Jesus is concerned to say to His disciples, “Do not live and teach like the Pharisees.” In many ways it's a contrast; it's a positive exhortation in light of His negative criticism of the Pharisees in Luke 16.
  • DUNCAN/“What is the Kingdom of God Like”
    Wednesday, November 9, 2016 6:00 PM
    This week we will look at Luke 13:18-21. In this passage Jesus tells two parables describing the kingdom of God. ‘Kingdom of God’ refers to the reign of God in this world and especially in the hearts of men and women and boys and girls. Jesus talks about it all the time. His gospel is bringing in the kingdom, and the kingdom creates the people of the kingdom, the church of our Lord Jesus Christ.
  • EDITORIAL/Griffis for Supreme Court
    Wednesday, November 2, 2016 6:00 PM
    The race for Mississippi Supreme Court directly impacts everyone in Mississippi. With the longest elected term in Mississippi government (eight years), the decision on who sits on the high court is a serious choice on which voters should consider and turn out to the polls on Nov. 8.
  • EDITORIAL/Jack Wilson for Court of Appeals
    Wednesday, November 2, 2016 6:00 PM
    There are three qualified candidates running for election in the race for the Mississippi Court of Appeals in our district, but we believe incumbent Judge Jack Wilson represents the best in young, conservative leadership.
  • 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.
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