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Friday, September 22, 2017
  • KA homecoming set for Sept. 29
    Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6:00 PM
    Kemper Academy will celebrate its 2017 Homecoming the week of Sept. 25-29, with the homecoming football game against Unity Christian set for 7 p.m. on Sept. 29.

    The Homecoming Court will be presented at 6:30 p.m. on Friday,. The 2017 Homecoming Queen will be selected from the three Senior class maids — Leah Bobo, Kristin Kynerd, and Abby Rose.
  • EMCC tops online degree rankings
    Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6:00 PM
    East Mississippi Community College has garnered top billing in a national ranking by Nonprofit Colleges Online.

    EMCC was named first in “The 50 Best College’s for Online Associate’s Degrees” in the ranking that considered factors such as tuition rates, student-to-teacher ratios, percentage of students receiving scholarships or grant aid from the college, number of associate’s degree programs offered, and U.S. News scores.
  • Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6:00 PM
    During it's regularly scheduled meeting on Monday the Kemper County Board of Supervisors heard from Economic Development Director, Craig Hitt, Kemper County Tax Assessor Jocelyn Robertson, and Jim Copeland of NAS Meridian.

    At the end of the regular meeting the Board went into extended executive session to deal with personnel and possible litigation matters.
  • Community Leaders: Electronic billboard in Scooba would benefit entire county
    Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6:00 PM
    Community and business leaders in Kemper County are excited about the possibilities of East Mississippi Community College placing an electronic billboard near the intersection of Highway 45 and Highway 16 in Scooba.

    "I completely support this," said Johnny Whitsett, president of the Kemper
  • Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6:00 PM
    Coming off back-to-back Top 10 national finishes the past two years, the East Mississippi Community College men’s rodeo team successfully opened the 2017-18 National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association’s Ozark Region slate by claiming first-place honors this past weekend in an event hosted by Pearl River Community College. The three-day PRCC college rodeo concluded Saturday night at the James Lynn Cartlidge Forrest County Multi-Purpose Center in Hattiesburg
  • Kemper plays host to Wilkinson in battle of Wildcats
    The Kemper County Wildcats will be looking for their first victory of 2017 when they play host to Wilkinson County in a battle of Wildcats this Friday at 7 p.m.
        The Kemper Wildcats dropped to 0-5 after their 30-6 loss to West Lauderdale last Friday night. The Wilkinson County Wildcats, meanwhile, lost to St. Charles (La.) last week. They come in at 1-3. Wilkinson County’s only win came against Amite County, 38-12.
  • Job seekers find opportunities at first regional event
    Representatives from at least 35 businesses and industries gathered at the Neshoba County Coliseum this past Monday in an effort to network with potential job-seekers from around the region. The coalition sponsoring the event consisted of the East Mississippi Business Development Corp., Neshoba County Community Partnership District, Mid-Mississippi Development District, and the Kemper County Economic Development Authority.
  • EMCC's Shaunak lands excellence in government award
    Dr. Raj Shaunak wasn’t looking for a career when he volunteered in 1991 to teach math to adult basic education students at East Mississippi Community College. He had already achieved the American dream.

    He stayed through the exodus of the area’s major manufacturers, rose to the top of the college’s Workforce Services division and helped spawn a manufacturing renaissance that has retooled the Golden Triangle.
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  • Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6:00 PM
    In their initial road appearance of the season, the second-ranked Lions of East Mississippi Community College kicked off MACJC North Division play with a dominating 59-0 shutout performance over home-standing Northeast Mississippi Community College Thursday evening at Tiger Stadium in Booneville.

    Winners of 14 consecutive games dating back to last year’s 11-1 state championship season, the 3-0 EMCC Lions will return home to play host to the Indians of Itawamba Community College Thursday at 7 p.m. on the Scooba campus.
  • Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6:00 PM
    Even Nanih Waiya head football coach Ryan Keeton didn’t realize just how good things went for his squad in a 67-0 win at Sebastopol last Friday night until reviewing the stats.

    Consider this:
  • Rams looking for first win Friday night
    Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6:00 PM
    Kemper Academy's football team will try again for its first win of the 2017 season when the Rams host Delta Academy this week.

    Kickoff is set for 7 p.m., on "The Hill" in DeKalb Friday night.
  • Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6:00 PM
    Kemper Academy dropped a pair of tough decisions on the fast-pitch softball diamond last week.

    In another week of schedule-shuffling, the Lady Rams fell 15-9 when visiting Wayne Academy pulled away late. And on Thursday, they lost a two-run lead and fell 5-3 to Our Lady of Victory from Jackson.
  • Kemper Academy falls to 0-3 with loss to Prentiss
    Wednesday, September 13, 2017 6:00 PM
    Kemper Academy’s young and injury-riddled football team seemed to make some strides forward in a loss at Calhoun Academy two weeks ago. Strides weren’t quite so noticeable when No. 2 ranked Prentiss Christian Academy came to DeKalb last Friday night.

    Prentiss took advantage of five Kemper Academy turnovers and rolled to a 48-8 win over the Rams on “The Hill” in DeKalb. The Saints, playing their first year of 8-man football after making the Class AA state playoffs in each of the last four years, improved to 3-0. KA remained winless at 0-3.
  • DUNCAN/Remember Me: Part 1
    Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6:00 PM
    Turn in your Bible to Luke 23:39-43. In the last passage that we read in Luke, Jesus prayed, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” In this passage, Jesus forgives a criminal and assures him of everlasting life. Even on the cross, Jesus is ministering His saving work. Even as He dies for the sins of the world, He is concerned about the heart of a convicted criminal who is dying the same awful death that He is dying. And in this wonderful exchange, this unique exchange recorded for us only by Luke, I want us to see three things. We will look at two of them this week, and we’ll look at the last one next week.
  • DUNCAN/Are You the King of the Jews?
    Wednesday, August 23, 2017 6:00 PM
    Turn to Luke 23:1-5. Remember that Jesus is before the Sanhedrin, the council of the elders. The Sanhedrin did not have the right of the death penalty. If the death penalty was going to be administered to Jesus, they would have to go to Pilate, the Roman authority. As you read there are three things that I want you to be on the lookout for.
  • DUNCAN/‘I Am Among You As the One Who Serves’
    Wednesday, July 12, 2017 6:00 PM
    Turn to Luke 22:24-27 as we continue looking at the events of the last night before Jesus’ crucifixion. In this passage we find the disciples arguing about who is the greatest, and Jesus rebukes them for it. This is a pretty humiliating story about the disciples, but Luke doesn’t tell it to shame them. He tells it to teach us a lesson. You see, Jesus is getting at one main thing in his rebuke: our attitude, our ambition. He’s exhorting us to a life of other-centered, Gospel-motivated service. As we look at what Jesus says, I want you to see four ways Luke gets this point across: the blindness of the disciples, the blindness of the world, the nature of the kingdom, and the motivation for our service.
  • DUNCAN/‘My Words Will Not Pass Away’
    Wednesday, June 14, 2017 6:00 PM
    Turn to Luke 21:25-38 as we continue to make our way through a passage in which Jesus has been addressing His disciples about future events. There is a criticism of the Christian teaching on the end times that goes something like this. Because the Bible teaches that Jesus is coming again and that this earth will pass away, this keeps Christians from being involved in this world. Jesus’ teaching shows that that criticism misunderstands what the Bible's teaching on the last things is for. Jesus’ teaching about the last things is designed to equip us for today, and He shows us this specifically in this passage in several ways. Let me just give you four words as we work through the passage together: confidence, trust, watch, and pray.
  • “DUNCAN/Blessed is He Who Comes in the Name of the Lord”
    Wednesday, April 26, 2017 6:00 PM
    Turn to Luke 19:28-44. This passage takes place on the Sunday before the Friday of Jesus’ crucifixion. Jesus does things here that He does nowhere else prior to this point. So often in the gospel story, when someone comes to Jesus and says, “You’re the Messiah,” Jesus says, “Do not tell anyone this.” That doesn’t happen here. Here He is acclaimed as the Messiah, and He says, “That’s right. I am.” Why is that different here? Luke wants you to pay attention to that question. In this passage Luke is saying, “Behold, this is your King. This is what He’s coming to do.” He’s directing our attention to Jesus’ person and work.
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