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Friday, January 20, 2017
  • KCHS' Jones named Starkville High head coach
    Wednesday, January 18, 2017 6:00 PM
    With the tremendous success his football program has seen, it is of no surprise that Kemper County High School head football coach Chris Jones has been a highly sought-after commodity.

    Starkville High School officially named Jones as its new head football coach on Wednesday afternoon after it was approved by the Oktibbeha County school board.
  • DeKalb Dollar General store to change locations
    Wednesday, January 18, 2017 6:00 PM
    With its lease set to run out in July, the Dollar General store in DeKalb is planning to relocate on Highway 16 on the east side of town.

    Kemper County Economic Development Authority executive director Craig Hitt recently shared that news with the DeKalb Board of Aldermen. He said the building the Dollar General is currently in near the intersection of Highway 39 and Highway 16 would soon be available for rent.
  • EMCC adopts tobacco-free policy
    Wednesday, January 18, 2017 6:00 PM
    On Jan. 1, East Mississippi Community College maintenance staff installed “Tobacco Free” signs across the college’s campuses and removed the ashtrays that had been outdoor fixtures since the Scooba campus was established in 1927.
  • Wednesday, January 18, 2017 6:00 PM

    James Tyler Cox, 21,10885 Baylor Rd Meridian MS,  Charges: Bench Warrant
  • Wednesday, January 18, 2017 6:00 PM
    The Meridian Chapter of Miss. Valley State University Alumni will have its meeting Thursday, Feb. 2, at the Council Of Organization Building, 814-45th Ave beginning at 5p.m. All alumni in Meridian/Lauderdale County and surrounding counties are asked to attend as we continue to prepare for our banquet in April. Members on the Banquet Committee will meet at 4 p.m. prior to our regular meeting. Call 601-482-4559 for more information.
  • Lady Wildcats improve to 3-0 in district play
    The Kemper County Lady Wildcats jumped out to a 3-0 district record with two big wins this week.
       The Lady Wildcats beat Choctaw County 57-52 and then knocked off Southeast Lauderdale 66-62 to remain unbeaten in the district.

    In boy's action, Kemper County dropped a tough 55-50 decision to Choctaw County but recovered to beat Southeast 54-45 on Friday to move to 8-7 overall and 2-1 in district play.
  • Three county VFDs receive new pumper trucks
    When three new fire trucks rolled into DeKalb earlier this month, Kemper County Emergency Management executive director Ben Dudley said it gave each of the county's nine volunteer fire departments "a fairly new frontline pumper."

    The three new trucks, which were assigned to the Kemper Springs, New Hope and Preston Volunteer Fire Departments, cost a combined $731,435, with $210K of that expected to be refunded to the county through the Rural Fire Truck Acquisition Assistance Program.
  • KA shuffles dates with Calhoun
    Long before last week’s wintry weather forced the postponement or cancellation of a host of basketball games in the area, Kemper Academy knew it wasn’t going to have any action on the hardwood.

    KA’s teams, which were set to open MAIS District 2-A play last Friday by hosting Calhoun Academy, had those plans scrapped early in the week after a scheduling conflict with Calhoun.
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  • Kemper Academy boys stun Lamar School
    Wednesday, January 18, 2017 6:00 PM
    Kemper Academy’s well-documented depth issues should have been a huge disadvantage when the Rams took on Class AAAA Lamar School last Thursday night in Meridian.

    But as basketball often reminds us, you can only put five players on the floor at one time. And last Thursday, the five Kemper put on the floor were consistently better than Lamar’s five for roughly 30 minutes of action.
  • Nanih Waiya splits pair with arch-rival Noxapater
    Wednesday, January 18, 2017 6:00 PM
    Nanih Waiya’s basketball teams opened district play last week with a pair of losses to Leake County and a split against Noxapater.

    The Lady Warriors dropped a 56-30 decision to No. 4 ranked Leake County, while the Warriors fell 63-49 last Tuesday.
  • Wednesday, January 18, 2017 6:00 PM
    The champions of the Native American Sports Association (NASA) adult basketball tournament were crowned Saturday night before a standing room only crowd at Choctaw Central High School.

    The tournament started Thursday and brought together teams from tribes mostly along the East Coast. Tribes were represented from New York to Florida and Alabama. The majority of teams were from the Choctaw Indian tribe. The tournament is played each year and rotates to different sites.
  • Wednesday, January 18, 2017 6:00 PM
    In the resumption of division action following the holiday break, the East Mississippi Community College basketball teams earned a doubleheader road split with Coahoma Community College Thursday night at the Pinnacle.  The EMCC women stayed unbeaten in MACJC North Division play with an easy 88-62 victory, while the Lions dropped a 64-60 decision to the Tigers in the men’s nightcap.
  • Wednesday, January 11, 2017 6:00 PM
    The East Mississippi Community College women’s basketball team held on for a 61-59 road victory over Meridian Community College to successfully open the new year last Thursday

    In the teams’ first game action following the holiday break, EMCC held the home-standing Lady Eagles scoreless over the final three minutes of the contest to secure a second straight season series sweep over Meridian and improve to 6-3 overall on the campaign
  • 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.
  • 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.
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