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  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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. .
  • 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  
  • 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?
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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: 
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Mississippi State Hospital, Hudspeth Center honors Evans
    Pictured are (l to r) Hudspeth Assistant Director Tim 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Paid Political Announcements
    I, Mike Luke would like to take this opportunity to announce my bid for re-election as supervisor of district four.
  • Candidates submit election paperwork
    Candidates are already signing as they seek the different offices that will be open during the 2019 elections.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • You think you can't have pizza while on a low carb diet.
  • Wilbert Brown, 40, 400 Stennis Cole Rd De Kalb, MS, Charges: Probation Violation
  • Editor’s note: The Kemper County Messenger publishes the Community Calendar weekly in this space. It covers events, announcements and happenings in Kemper County. 
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Time to ‘fess up about 2018’s garden foibles and failures. I’ve had ‘em.
  • Benjamin Winston, 47, Post Office Box 302, Scooba. Charges: DUI 1st, No Proof of Liability Insurance.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Civic League Holiday Flea Market and Bake Sale Friday, Dec. 7, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Courthouse Square
  • This fall, the state Wildlife Commission cast what could be a lethal blow for wildlife and deer hunters in Mississippi
  •  Most people think that diabetes means no more good foods during the holidays.
  • Antionus Backstrom, 32, 1208 Luke Rd Preston, MS, Charges: Warrant, Commercial Burglary X 2
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Santa Claus is coming to Kemper County next week.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • EMCC Math Club food drive
    The Math & Science Club at East Mississippi Community College has been busy this fall with efforts to give back to local communities.
  • Kemper County Messenger Class of the Week
    Michelle Copeland’s four-year-old kindergarten class at Kemper Academy is the Kemper County Messenger Class of the Week.
  • 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.
  • We all ask, "What do I do with all my leftovers?"
  • Pastor and First Lady Greg Watkins 30th years anniversary
  • The runoff election for the U.S. Senate seat that was vacated by Thad Cochran earlier this year will be held Tuesday
  • Kemper County High School’s HOSA students brought home a first place in the competition during the state convention in Biloxi earlier this month.
  • The Kemper County School District welcomes you to our Annual Celebrate Success Awards Night on Friday  at Kemper County High School's Old Gymnasium at 6 p.m.  We will honor and recognize student achievement for all Kemper County students who scored proficient or advanced on the 2018 State Assessment. The program is free to the public.
  • DeKalb Mayor Clark Adams was released on bond Monday after turning himself in to the Neshoba County Sheriff’s Office.
  • Some of the community’s most prestigious honors will be presented tonight during the Kemper County Economic Development Authority/Chamber banquet.
  • Most people think that diabetes means no more good tasting foods during the holidays.
  • Ricky Coleman, 58, 11761 Old Jackson Rd De Kalb, MS, Charges: Possession of Controlled Substance; Driving w/Suspend License
  • Rules for proper disposal of deer carcass
    With the passing of each year, there appears to be an increasing number of deer carcasses appearing on roadsides and in streams or rivers. These dumping practices are not only illegal, but unsightly and unhealthy.
  • Homemakers Club bake sale
    The Kemper County Homemakers Club had a bake sale last Friday to raise money for local 4-H projects.
  • Kemper Messenger Class of the Week
    Jane Bell’s kindergarten class at West Kemper Elementary School is the Kemper County Messenger’s Class of the Week.
  • Lions gear up for Nov. 29 title game vs. Garden City
    SCOOBA – Fresh off claiming a third straight MACJC state football championship and securing a spot in this year’s NJCAA eTeamSponsor Football National Championship, the top-ranked and reigning national champion Lions of East Mississippi Community College feature 13 players who have garnered postseason honors for their season-long individual efforts on the gridiron. 
  • EMCC grant helps women stay in college
    East Mississippi Community College has been awarded a $20,000 grant by the Women’s Foundation of Mississippi to launch the P2P, or Plan2Postpone, campaign to educate students about methods to avoid unplanned pregnancies and to provide resources to expectant mothers and those with children.
  • Israel Consul General visits ‘Last Chance U’
    Israel Consul General Lior Haiat and U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker visited East Mississippi Community College as special guests during Thursday night’s football game on the Scooba campus.
  • DACO adds $2K toward student achievement incentive
     The Kemper County School Board agreed to accept a $2,000 donation from DACO LLC, during their Thursday, October 12 regular board meeting.
  • Marcus C Davis, 27, 148 Mcrae Ave DeKalb, MS,   Charges: Agg. Assault; Shooting into Dwelling
  • A few years ago, wild hogs were scattered throughout Mississippi. Now, they are found from one end of the state to the other. Although illegal, people are relocating them to new properties for recreational opportunities because hog hunting has gotten so popular. Sows with young pigs and mature boars are especially aggressive toward people. They are becoming a bigger and bigger problem for landowners, farmers, and sportsmen.
  •  MAYHEW — East Mississippi Community College sophomore Karie Pinnix, 19, is among 25 college students worldwide whose writings will be included in the 2018 online issue of “Nota Bene,” a Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society literary journal.
  • The Kemper County Circuit Clerk’s office will be an extra busy place the next couple of weeks as officials prepare for the 2018 General Election on November 6.
  • If you were in downtown DeKalb last Friday around 9 a.m., you were probably wondering what in the world was going to with ambulances pulling up with their lights flashing and sirens sounding.
  • If you are planning to visit someone in the Neshoba/Kemper Correctional Facility, Sheriff James Moore has some advice.
  • The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 5042 meets the first Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Barney B. Brown Senior Center in DeKalb. For more information, please contact Adjutant Marie Wilson, 662-803-3266 or e-mail wilmar4153@aol.com.
  • Paul Michael Rodrigue, 45, 106338 Jap Little Rd Roqalusa, La, Charges: No Drivers License; Expired Tag; DUI 1st Refusal
  • The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the death of Emmanuel “Gator” Morries, 38, in Kemper County last year according to a press release submitted recently by the bureau.
  • Kemper County’s unemployment rate improved to 6.8 percent for the month of August from the 8.6 percent rate it recorded in July, according to figures released Tuesday by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security. 
  • Hardy new director of nursing at hospital
    MERIDIAN – Rush Health Systems recently announced that Jessica Hardy has been appointed director of nursing of John C. Stennis Memorial Hospital in Dekalb.
  • EMCC to sponsor Comic-Con
    COLUMBUS — The Golden Triangle Comic-Con, a gaming, sci-fi and cosplay event that combines popular culture genres, returns to the Trotter Convention Center in Columbus Saturday, Aug. 18. Doors open at 10 a.m.
  • Cody Bragg, 23, 10461 Rd 3406 Philadelphia, MS,     Charges: Sentenced
  • Porterville Consolidated School Reunion picnic and reunion at the "Boys and Girls Club", Meridian from Aug. 24-25, as indicated in the previous email to Friday, August 31 and Saturday, Sept. 1.