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  • How can we eat this summer favorite? Here are some summer favorites with a low carb twist. Remember low carb life style is possible with planning and moderation.
  • Sherrenda Wilson, 32, 909 Rice Rd Crawford, MS,  Charges: Petit Larceny 
  • 18 Kemper County students complete EMCC Lion Academy
    SCOOBA — Eighteen Kemper County High School students who graduated from East Mississippi Community College’s Lion Academy were awarded certificates of completion in a June 27 ceremony in the college’s F.R. Young Student Union on the Scooba campus.
  • All Candidates on the August Primary Ballot are welcomed and invited to participate at the Meet & Greet Program on July 13, 2019, Saturday at 5 p.m. at Kemper Springs Community Center, 2397 Kemper Springs Road, DeKalb MS 39328.  All are welcomed to come out and meet the candidates.  For more information, contact 601-743-4371 or 601-490-0808 or 601-513-3598
  • One member of the East Mississippi Community College football team died and two others were injured in a one-vehicle accident last Wednesday afternoon in Clarke County.
  • Robbins honored for service to his country
    A decorated Korean War veteran was honored with the G.V. “Sonny” Montgomery Patriot award during the annual July 4th Independence Day celebration at Kemper County Court House in DeKalb.
  • The Class of 1956 of the old DeKalb High School held its reunion in the Young building on the campus of East Mississippi Community College in Scooba on Saturday, June 22.
  • While we put enjoying our summer, a popular pastime is fishing. You may be saying, "I can't go fishing because I can't eat them.” Wrong! There are low carb ways to enjoy those fish and eat healthy. Here's a few ways you might try.
  • Carlos L Hampton, 31, 14799 Hwy 16W De Kalb, MS, Charges:  Speeding; Seatbelt Violation; No Proof of Insurance; Probation Violation
  • The Kemper County Chamber of Commerce and the Kemper County Historical Association proudly announce plans for joint celebrations for July 4, 2019. The Kemper Chamber's Independence Day Celebration and Veterans Memorial Service will start at 10 a.m. on the Courthouse Square, with the presentation of the "Sonny" Montgomery Patriot Award. Immediately following will be the unveiling of the Rubin Kemper historical marker, on the east side of the courthouse square. Please make plans to join us for both of these memorable events. If you have any questions call 601-743-5060. 
  • In a little more than a month, Kemper County Democratic and Republican party voters will be going to the polls for the primary elections.
  • A place to spend the holidays
    And there are campsites available so you can settle in and enjoy the beautiful scenery while trying to catch some crappie, blue gill bream, catfish, largemouth and spotted bass.
  • We love shrimp in my house. I'm always looking for low carb ways to cook shrimp. Here are a few recipes that caught my eye.
  • 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 May 2019 was 4.9 percent, a slight over the month increase of one-tenth of a percentage point from April 2019.
  • Kemper County Youth football now registering
    It may still be late June, but the Kemper County Youth Football Association is getting ready for its 2019 season.
  • This week I will give you some sugar free desert recipes that will help you beat the sweet cravings and give you something to take to pOt luck dinners that you k ow you can ear. Just remember with planning and moderation you can eat healthy.
  • Represents Kemper County
    Ms. Sherry Hickman Clemons of Preston recently attended the NAACP State Mother of the Year Program in Jackson, MS on May 18, 2019.
  • Recognizes students
    Nanih Waiya Attendance Center recognizes Mr. Bobby Butler, star teacher, Molli Childs, valedictorian, Cody Clark, salutatorian, and Gabe Sciple, star student at the local board meeting on April 9
  • The KA Pack #15 Scouts will be having a yard sale at the old Pilgrim's parking lot on Saturday, June 1 begining at 7 a.m.
  • Mississippi’s not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for April 2019 was 4.6 percent, decreasing two-tenths of a percentage point from the previous month’s rate of 4.8 percent.
  • SCOOBA — East Mississippi Community College’s Workforce Services Division is gearing up for an Introduction to Manufacturing Skills class on the college’s Scooba campus.
  • Relay chairmen turned to faith to fight cancer
    Tommy Gully and Gladys P. Johnson were honored as the 2019 honorary survivor co-chairmen for the upcoming Kemper County Relay For Life, which is set for Friday, June 7, in downtown DeKalb.
  • Hearn graduates from EMCC before receiving Kemper County diploma
    DEKALB — Kelsey Hearn, 18, graduated from East Mississippi Community College May 4, prior to receiving her high school diploma.
  • I heard about a snack you can keep in your house to help with the sweet cravings. They are called Fat Bombs. They are high in good fats, but only contain very few carbs. They often contain seeds or nuts. Just remember that planning and moderation are the keys to healthy eating.
  • The Cancer Survivor Luncheon will be held at the Ruby Rankin Farmer’s Market on Friday, May 24th.  If you are a survivor and do not receive an invitation from the Cancer Society by May 22nd, please call Grace Gibson at 601-743-5560.
  • Another step in the renovation project at the Kemper County Courthouse in DeKalb was taken Monday when the Kemper County Board of Supervisors approved $19,260 for a roofing project.
  • Shuqualak’s McNeese recognized at UWA Honors Day
    LIVINGSTON, Ala.—The University of West Alabama recently recognized outstanding students for their academic achievements and leadership roles at the institution’s annual Honors Day.
  • West Kemper County Elementary School was recently awarded a STEM grant from the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE).
  • I know staying on a low carb diet can be challenging. We have to become aware of what we are eating.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • KLairnell McMillan, 22, 104 Bell Drive Philadelphia, MS, Charges: Public Drunk 
  • 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.
  • 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 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 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
  • 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.
  • Students finish KEYS extension service program
    Seniors at Kemper Academy are now better acquainted with local government after completing the “KEYS to Community” program
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • Steven Jamal-Warrick Jackson is continuing a military legacy spanning over five decades of military service.
  • Keivon L Watts, 18, 291 Six Mile Rd Scooba, MS, Charges: Simple Assaul
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Each year Zaner- Bloser, hosts its National Handwriting Contest, for students across the United States in grades K-8.
  • 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.
  • Mississippi Care Center of DeKalb hosts its annual “Parade of Hats” every year just before Easter.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Going out of town and don't want to leave your family to fun for themselves in that low carb world?
  • Traci M. McAllister, 32, 2153 Ross Store Rd De Kalb, MS, Charges: Bench Warr
  • 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.
  • Representatives of the Kemper County school district asked supervisors if they would consider a land swap so the district could build a new school.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  •  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.
  • Leroy Avery, 59, 101 Plum St Shuqualak, MS, Charges: Parole Violation 
  • Supes approve money for Kemper Lake
    The Kemper County board of supervisors approved a request to release funds for improvements at Kemper Lak
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Juluis McGraw, 35, #27 Valley Rd Preston, MS, Charges: Disturbance of Family
  • 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.
  • 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. .
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • Paul Rodrigue, 45, 608 12th Ave Franklinton, LA, Charges: Public Drunk; DUI 1st, Expired Tag, No Driver License  
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Made lemonade and smoothies
    The toddlers in Unit F Early Head Start had a great deal of fun this week
  • 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
  • Carrie Cervantes, 28,1890 Ebeneezer Church Rd Preston, MS, Charges: Burglary 
  • 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.
  • Portions of the eastern half of Kemper County may have natural gas service within a couple of years.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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: 
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Marcell Donald, 52, Deville Departments De Kalb, MS, Charges: Public Drunk 
  • 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. 
  • KEMPER COUNTY SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION DEISTRICT ANNOUNCES BEAVER CONTROL 
    COST-SHARE PROGRAM
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Controlling your diet so you can keep a good sugar level is hard when you are cooking for a family.
  • Janice Thompson, 33, 100 Fork Ave De Kalb, Ms, Charges: Domestic Violence 
  • Mississippi State Hospital, Hudspeth Center honors Evans
    Pictured are (l to r) Hudspeth Assistant Director Tim 
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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, 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. 

     
  • EMCC, Most Beautiful-Most Handsome
    After graduating from EMCC, she plans to attend nursing school at the University of Southern Mississippi.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • Elton Haynes/Clyde Clayborne, 54, 105 Suttle Rd Preston, MS, Charges: Bench Warrant, Capias 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • You think you can't have pizza while on a low carb diet.