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  • 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.
  •  DHS shows off new facility in DeKalb
    Kemper County Board of Supervisors president Johnny Whitsett said the new home of the Mississippi Department of Human Services in DeKalb is just an example of the upgrades to services and facilities the board is dedicated to bringing to the community.

    "People wonder what we are doing with the money from the coal mine, well this is just an example," Whitsett said on Monday morning, just moments before the ribbon was cut on the new facility located on Ponderosa Avenue near the City Park in DeKalb.
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