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  • Leaders set goals at their annual retreat
    Kemper County leaders recently held their third retreat in as many years to discuss mutual goals, problems and plan for the future
  • Editor’s note: The Kemper County Messenger publishes the Community Calendar weekly in this space. It covers events, announcements and happenings in Kemper County. We welcome your news and comments. If you would like to have something placed in the Kemper Messenger, contact the office at 601-743-6770 during business hours; or mail it to Kemper Messenger, P.O. 546, DeKalb, MS, 39328. The Messenger’s writer, Steve Swogetinsky, may be reached at 601-776-6102.
  • I know staying on a low carb diet can be challenging. We have to become aware of what we are eating.
  • Students finish KEYS extension service program
    Seniors at Kemper Academy are now better acquainted with local government after completing the “KEYS to Community” program
  • JACKSON (AP)  -  A utility giant faces a federal investigation over a $7.5 billion coal-fueled power plant that Mississippi regulators pushed the electrical utility into partly cancelling.
  • The Kemper County supervisors passed an order that transferred $6 million three ways into the general fund account, the road and bridge fund account and the East Mississippi Community College fund accoun
  • The Brown Ridge Baptist Church Relay team will be selling Pre-Mother's Day plates on Friday May 10, at the Ruby D. Rankin Farmers Market Building. From 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Your choice of : steak, 1/2 chicken, ribs, potato salad, baked beans, bread, and a drink. $15 donation. Orders should be placed or tickets bought ahead of time, but walk-in's are welcome. Please call 601-743-2837 for your order!
  • The Teachers of Kemper County
    The Teachers of Kemper County were honored on April 24, 2019, during a celebration hosted by the Kemper County Civic League.  
  • The Teachers of Kemper Count
    The Teachers of Kemper County were honored on April 24, 2019, during a celebration hosted by the Kemper County Civic League.
  • KLairnell McMillan, 22, 104 Bell Drive Philadelphia, MS, Charges: Public Drunk 
  • They are very difficult to ignore. To curb those sweet cravings, I try to keep some low carb alternatives. Here are a few you may want to try.
  • Local 4-H members compete in district shooting competition
    Kemper  County 4-H’ers participated in the Southeast District 4-H Shooting Sports competition this past Saturday in Stone County.
  • Kemper County was not hit as hard by the violent storm system that caused so much damage in other Central Mississippi counties on April 18.
  • Skyla Hailey of Preston, Mississippi, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Hailey was initiated at University of West Alabama.
  • Keivon L Watts, 18, 291 Six Mile Rd Scooba, MS, Charges: Simple Assaul
  • Steven Jamal-Warrick Jackson is continuing a military legacy spanning over five decades of military service.
  • EMCC’S White accepted for rural physicians program
    SCOOBA — East Mississippi Community College sophomore Jordan White of DeKalb has been accepted into the Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship Program (MRPSP) designed for students living in sparsely populated areas of the state who agree to practice medicine in a rural setting for a certain number of years once they obtain their degree.
  • 1013 Hwy 45, Porterville, Miss. will have their "Women Day" program the 1st Sunday in May, May 5, beginning at 1p.m. Mrs. Mable Oatis, a former teacher in the Meridian Public School System will be our guess speaker. A meal will be served after the program and everyone is invited to attend. Our pastor is Elder Paulette Buford James. Call 601-693-7995 FMI. 
  • Kemper County experiences some storm damage
    Kemper County experienced some damage during last week’s weather but thankfully nothing as severe as its neighboring counties
  • We accept both Male and Female Applicants, 16 to 18 years of age. For an Application or more information call: 1-800-507-6253 or visit our web-site: msyouthchallenge.org
  • Mississippi Care Center of DeKalb hosts its annual “Parade of Hats” every year just before Easter.
  • One product is CarbQuick. It can be found in some stores, or you can order it on line. Using this can help give you a bread option that is low in carbs.  With planning and moderation, you can live a low carb life.
  • Each year Zaner- Bloser, hosts its National Handwriting Contest, for students across the United States in grades K-8.
  • EMCC students excel at SkillsUSA Championships in Jackson
    East Mississippi Community College students competing in the Mississippi SkillsUSA Championships in Jackson earned one bronze, three silver and nine gold medals.
  • Representatives of the Kemper County school district asked supervisors if they would consider a land swap so the district could build a new school.
  • Editor’s note: The Kemper County Messenger publishes the Community Calendar weekly in this space. It covers events, announcements and happenings in Kemper County. We welcome your news and comments. If you would like to have something placed in the Kemper Messenger, contact the office at 601-743-6770 during business hours; or mail it to Kemper Messenger, P.O. 546, DeKalb, MS, 39328. The Messenger’s writer, Steve Swogetinsky, may be reached at 601-776-6102.
  • Traci M. McAllister, 32, 2153 Ross Store Rd De Kalb, MS, Charges: Bench Warr
  • Going out of town and don't want to leave your family to fun for themselves in that low carb world?
  • EMCC Pine Grove fun
    The annual Pine Grove Arts Festival got under way Tuesday on EMCC’s Scooba campus with the first of two performances of “At The Bandstand” by our music theater department.
  • Kemper County Relay For Life sets $45,000 goal
     The Kemper County Relay For Life will be seeking to raise $45,000 this year to help fight cance
  • Supes approve money for Kemper Lake
    The Kemper County board of supervisors approved a request to release funds for improvements at Kemper Lak
  • Leroy Avery, 59, 101 Plum St Shuqualak, MS, Charges: Parole Violation 
  •  It's spring and we just want to be outside. This is where your grill comes in handy. Remember planning and moderation are the keys to healthy eating.
  • Earn Your High School Diploma in just 22 weeks! Tuition, Room and Board is absolutely Free! Youth Challenge, located at Camp Shelby Mississippi, is the Premier Alternative Education Program for 16 to 18yr old youth, who are struggling in the traditional school environment and for those who are no longer attending. Challenge also offers nationally certified job skills and College classes through a local University.
  • Philadelphia’s Ham Jam set for next weekend
    April has arrived and in Philadelphia that means the annual Ham Jam Arts Festival is just a couple of weeks away.
  • EMCC Pine Grove Arts Festival set for April 8
    SCOOBA — The annual Pine Grove Arts Festival on East Mississippi Community College’s Scooba campus returns April 8-12.  Festival events on the Golden Triangle campus will take place April 11
  • Earn Your High School Diploma in just 22 weeks! Tuition, Room and Board is absolutely Free! Youth Challenge, located at Camp Shelby Mississippi, is the Premier Alternative Education Program for 16 to 18yr old youth, who are struggling in the traditional school environment and for those who are no longer attending. Challenge also offers nationally certified job skills and College classes through a local University. .
  • Ryan Brown seeks election as Mississippi Public Service 
Commissioner
    I'm Ryan Brown, and I am excited to announce my campaign for the Mississippi Public Service Commission. I am running for the Public Service Commission because Mississippi deserves a Commissioner who will continue fighting for us. I am the most experienced candidate for this office who is ready to get to work for you on day one. My record of delivering results for the people of Mississippi speaks volumes.
  • Juluis McGraw, 35, #27 Valley Rd Preston, MS, Charges: Disturbance of Family
  • With spring coming, who wants to be stuck inside cooking. This makes us question eating low carb. Well, never fear, we can use our crock pot to keep away from the kitchen, and still serve healthy meals. Remember, planning and moderation is the key to healthy living.
  • Nursing Class at East Mississippi Community College
    All students in the 2018 Associate Degree Nursing Class at East Mississippi Community College passed the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) on their first attempt.
  • Kemper County Homemakers held Annual Fashion Revue
    Kemper County Homemakers recently held their Annual Fashion Revue. Members showcased their MHV Fashion Trends in the areas of clothing construction and clothing selection.
  • Community colleges ask legislators for support
    JACKSON — In an effort to get the Mississippi Legislature’s attention, community college presidents, faculty, and students from across the state took part in a press conference last month, held at the capitol building in Jackson to stress the role community and junior colleges play in providing a vast array of educational and economic opportunities for everyone.
  • HONOR SOCIETY
    Sixty-four East Mississippi Community College students joined the Beta Iota Zeta chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society campus this semester.
  • Paul Rodrigue, 45, 608 12th Ave Franklinton, LA, Charges: Public Drunk; DUI 1st, Expired Tag, No Driver License  
  • One way to make sure we're eating low carb meals when we have to work is to create some low carb casseroles over the weekend and freeze them. Then we can cook them when we get home while we assist with homework, picking clothes for the next day, so laundry, and the many other things working mom's do. Just remember, with planning and moderation, we can keep on our low carb diet.
  • Brick pavers available at EMCC for limited time
    SCOOBA — Want your name or that of a loved one displayed on East Mississippi Community College’s Scooba campus?
  • Editor’s note: The Kemper County Messenger publishes the Community Calendar weekly in this space. It covers events, announcements and happenings in Kemper County. We welcome your news and comments. If you would like to have something placed in the Kemper Messenger, contact the office at 601-743-6770 during business hours; or mail it to Kemper Messenger, P.O. 546, DeKalb, MS, 39328. The Messenger’s writer, Steve Swogetinsky, may be reached at 601-776-6102.
  • Kemper CTE student places first in state
    Early Childhood Education students from Kemper County’s John C. Stennis Career & Technical Center (CTE) attended the Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) State Leadership Conference on March 6-8.
  • East Mississippi Community College art instructor Cynthia Buob gets recognized
    East Mississippi Community College art instructor Cynthia Buob, pictured here, has earned recognition in two prestigious juried regional art competitions.
  • Portions of the eastern half of Kemper County may have natural gas service within a couple of years.
  • Editor’s note: The Kemper County Messenger publishes the Community Calendar weekly in this space. It covers events, announcements and happenings in Kemper County. We welcome your news and comments. If you would like to have something placed in the Kemper Messenger, contact the office at 601-743-6770 during business hours; or mail it to Kemper Messenger, P.O. 546, DeKalb, MS, 39328. The Messenger’s writer, Steve Swogetinsky, may be reached at 601-776-6102.
  • Carrie Cervantes, 28,1890 Ebeneezer Church Rd Preston, MS, Charges: Burglary 
  • We all have a craving for bread. When on a low carb diet, this can be bad. Most breads are full on carbs. However, we can get that bread we love, if we plan and use moderation
  • Made lemonade and smoothies
    The toddlers in Unit F Early Head Start had a great deal of fun this week
  • Donuts with Dad
    On Friday, March 8, 2019, DeKalb Head Start/Early Head Start Center hosted a delightful “Daddy Donut” event for fathers to engage in fun activities with their children.
  • PACES Projects Strides Toward 10th Year Finish Line
    Each year about 40 of Kemper County High School seniors participate in the PACES Project program. Kemper County Economic Development Authority’s PACES Project (Parents and Community Equals Educational Success) is an all-volunteer, self-supporting educational advocacy and mentoring program that help prepare Kemper County High School students for life beyond high school by increasing community awareness of the value of higher education and increasing student access to information and resources about post-high s chool education and career opportunities.
  • Editor’s note: The Kemper County Messenger publishes the Community Calendar weekly in this space. It covers events, announcements and happenings in Kemper County. We welcome your news and comments. If you would like to have something placed in the Kemper Messenger, contact the office at 601-743-6770 during business hours; or mail it to Kemper Messenger, P.O. 546, DeKalb, MS, 39328. The Messenger’s writer, Steve Swogetinsky, may be reached at 601-776-6102.
  • PAID POLITICAL AD/Helan Shan Mosley-Roberts seeks election as District 5 Supervisor
    I, Helen Shan Mosley-Roberts is the daughter of the late Mr. Wilbert and Mrs. Ella Bell Mosley. 
  • The Kemper County Democratic Executive Committee have completed the qualifying process for candidates for County and County District Offices, and announce the following 22 candidates are qualified to run as a Democratic Candidate for the 2019 Primary Election, and they are: 
  • This week, we are exploring sides to go with our low carb meats. Sides are where we tend to add up the carbs. We can be careful about our ingredients and limit those carbs. With planning and moderation, we can achieve our low carb goals
  • Candidates qualify for Kemper County elected positions
    The entry deadline has passed and campaigns are officially underway for Mississippi’s state and county level government elected positions
  • KEMPER COUNTY SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION DEISTRICT ANNOUNCES BEAVER CONTROL 
    COST-SHARE PROGRAM
  • I Roy A Boyd am announcing my candidacy for Supervisor District #1 Kemper County on August 06, 2019 vote Roy A Boyd District #1 county Supervisor. I hope to meet with everyone in District #1 very soon. Thank you for your prayer, support and vote. 
  • Marcell Donald, 52, Deville Departments De Kalb, MS, Charges: Public Drunk 
  • Still balancing family, time and sugar levels? An active family life is hectic. Time to cook healthy is limited. These are more recipes that will take 30 minutes or less to prepare and will be tasty, inviting meals to help keep your sugar under control. You planning and moderation to keep healthy.
  • Homemakers learn tips for healthy living
    MSU Extension in Kemper County recently held a "Learn & Grow" session at the Ruby Rankin Farmer's Market Building.
  • Kemper County man injured in fatal wreck
    A Kemper County man was injured Thursday, February 21, in a single vehicle accident on the Natchez Trace near Wayne County, Tenn.
  • Editor’s note: The Kemper County Messenger publishes the Community Calendar weekly in this space. It covers events, announcements and happenings in Kemper County. We welcome your news and comments. If you would like to have something placed in the Kemper Messenger, contact the office at 601-743-6770 during busin
  • Mississippi State Hospital, Hudspeth Center honors Evans
    Pictured are (l to r) Hudspeth Assistant Director Tim 
  • Janice Thompson, 33, 100 Fork Ave De Kalb, Ms, Charges: Domestic Violence 
  • Controlling your diet so you can keep a good sugar level is hard when you are cooking for a family.
  • Follow these basics of making a water garden
    Got water? When it comes to making a water garden, you don’t have to dig a whole hole — or even have plants.
  • Kemper County homemakers give annual awards
    The Kemper County Homemaker Volunteers recently held their Annual Awards Tea.
        Kyla Moore welcomed everyone and Iris Roberts gave the invocation. Jane Smith then led the Pledge of Allegiance.
  • Editor’s note: The Kemper County Messenger publishes the Community Calendar weekly in this space. It covers events, announcements and happenings in Kemper County. We welcome your news and comments. If you would like to have something placed in the Kemper Messenger, contact the office at 601-743-6770 during business hours; or mail it to Kemper Messenger, P.O. 546, DeKalb, MS, 39328. The Messenger’s writer, Steve Swogetinsky, may be reached at 601-776-6102
  • EMCC, Most Beautiful-Most Handsome
    After graduating from EMCC, she plans to attend nursing school at the University of Southern Mississippi.
  • EMCC, Top 5 Beauties

    The Top 5 Beauties in East Mississippi Community College’s 2019 Beauty & Beau Pageant are, from left, Pooja Shaunak of Starkville, Landry Payne of Philadelphia, “Most Beautiful” winner India Jones of Laurel, Chloe Jenkins of Ackerman and J’Shunna Calvert of West Point. 

     
  • By now we know how to build a healthy salad. Different types of lettuce and greens, lots of vegetables, meats, cheeses, nuts, and we're on our way
  • EMCC, MSU partner to provide students research internships
    SCOOBA — Select East Mississippi Community College students will have the opportunity to earn money while conducting research at Mississippi State University labs thanks to a partnership between the two institutions of higher learning.
  • Dolly Patron’s Imagination Library delivers 20,000th book in Kemper Co.
    A celebration marking a milestone in the life of United Way of East Mississippi’s Kemper County Imagination Library Program was held Thursday at the Barney B. Brown Senior Center in DeKalb.
  • Editor’s note: The Kemper County Messenger publishes the Community Calendar weekly in this space. It covers events, announcements and happenings in Kemper County. We welcome your news and comments. If you would like to have something placed in the Kemper Messenger, contact the office at 601-743-6770 during business hours; or mail it to Kemper Messenger, P.O. 546, DeKalb, MS, 39328. The Messenger’s writer, Steve Swogetinsky, may be reached at 601-776-6102.
  • Mississippi’s unemployment rate in December 2018 was 4.7 percent, the third lowest level of unemployment ever recorded in Mississippi. The unemployment rate has now been at, or below, 4.8 percent for 15 months.
  • Elton Haynes/Clyde Clayborne, 54, 105 Suttle Rd Preston, MS, Charges: Bench Warrant, Capias 
  • When choosing a low carb diet we go in search for creative ways to serve the things we can now eat. One vegetable is Brussel sprouts. This vegetable can be sauteed or roasted, but my family likes it best in casseroles. When you control the ingredients and portions you can continue to eat low carb with taste results. As always, planning and moderation are the key to healthy eating.
  • Supervisors to consider Emilia building bids Friday
    The Kemper County Board of Supervisors will hold a special meeting Friday morning at 10 a.m. to open bids for a new building for the Emilia Resources.
  • Escaped state inmate captured after wild chase
    An inmate from the Noxubee County work center in Macon is back in jail after leading law enforcement officers on a wild chase earlier this week down Highway 45.
  • Candidates submit election paperwork
    Candidates are already signing as they seek the different offices that will be open during the 2019 elections.
  • Editor’s note: The Kemper County Messenger publishes the Community Calendar weekly in this space. It covers events, announcements and happenings in Kemper County. 
  • Paid Political Announcements
    I, Mike Luke would like to take this opportunity to announce my bid for re-election as supervisor of district four.
  • Wilbert Brown, 40, 400 Stennis Cole Rd De Kalb, MS, Charges: Probation Violation
  • You think you can't have pizza while on a low carb diet.
  • Michael Guest announces congressional staff
    Congressman-elect Michael Guest has announced his new staff that will operate from his Washington, D.C. and Mississippi offices. “We believe we have assembled a staff of individuals who are dedicated to the people of Mississippi and who also possess the experience to be successful
  • The Little Rock Community Center is under consideration for Mississippi Landmark Designation
  • Local legislators discuss hopes for 2019 session
    Kemper County state Rep. Michael Ted Evans said he will be pushing legislation that would change state testing policies for Mississippi’s public schools during the 2019 session of the Mississippi Legislature.
  • With the new year, many have decided to diet, or eat healthier, but I'm sure you realize by now that "just eat a salad" doesn't mean you're eating a LOW-CARB meal. So much of the good stuff can add on those carbs. Here's some specialty salads that will keep your taste buds happy, but keep those carbs under control. As always, planning and moderation are the key
  • Time to ‘fess up about 2018’s garden foibles and failures. I’ve had ‘em.
  • When the temperature drops below 50 degrees, we all crave comfort foods, such as soups. Making healthy choices for our comfort soups requires a little planning. We can still enjoy soups, we just need to modify our recipes. Instead of grilled cheese sandwiches, make cheese quesadillas, low carb cheese sticks, or low carb tortilla chip. Enjoy the cold weather comfort soups, and be healthy at the same time.
  • The Little Rock Community Center is under consideration for Mississippi Landmark Designation.
  • Twenty-nine 4-H members were recently honored for their outstanding accomplishments during the Annual 4-H Awards Banquet.
  • The Little Rock Community Center is under consideration for Mississippi Landmark Designation.
  • Adams found not guilty of simple assault charge
    PHILADELPHIA - Mayor Clark Adams of DeKalb was found not of Simple Assault Domestic in Neshoba County Justice Court here Monday afternoon.
  • Benjamin Winston, 47, Post Office Box 302, Scooba. Charges: DUI 1st, No Proof of Liability Insurance.
  • Emilia Resources is in the process of adding a 100,000 square foot manufacturing building in DeKalb and more expansion appears to be on the way.
  • Antionus Backstrom, 32, 1208 Luke Rd Preston, MS, Charges: Warrant, Commercial Burglary X 2
  •  Most people think that diabetes means no more good foods during the holidays.
  • This fall, the state Wildlife Commission cast what could be a lethal blow for wildlife and deer hunters in Mississippi
  • Civic League Holiday Flea Market and Bake Sale Friday, Dec. 7, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Courthouse Square
  • Santa Claus is coming to Kemper County next week.
  • Kemper County School District celebrates success at awards night
    The Kemper School District honored students throughout the school district earlier this month who scored proficient, advanced and growth levels on the Mississippi State Assessment tests last spring.
  • SCOOBA – Pitting the most recent junior college football champions head-to-head for this year’s national title, the 2018 NJCAA eTeamSponsor Football National Championship game will feature the top-ranked and reigning national champion Lions of East Mississippi Community College against the second-ranked and 2016 national champion Garden City (Kan.) Community College Broncbusters on Thursday, Nov. 29 in Pittsburg, Kan.
  • Kemper Messenger Class of the Week
    Jahmiyah Dickinson’s kindergarten class at West Kemper Elementary School is this week’s Kemper County Messenger Class of the Week.
  • Pancake Breakfast With Santa at the Kemper Academy Cafeteria Saturday, Dec. 1, 8 a.m.-10 a.m. $10 per person / 3 and under free. For more information please call 601-743-2232.
  • Centenarian recalls time at East Mississippi Junior College
    After graduating from high school in 1934 at the age of 16, then Frances Gray didn’t believe she would be able to attend college.