News

Bizzy B’s: A unique place full of treasures

While she doesn’t have any bear traps for sell at this moment, Virginia Van­derwalker contends you can find many other inter­esting items on display at Bizzy B’s, her consignment shop located in downtown DeKalb.
Sports

EMCC Lions close out successful baseball season

East Mississippi Community Col­lege’s successful 2022 baseball season came to a close earlier this month with a 10-4 setback to fourth-seeded Hinds during this week’s NJCAA Region 23 Baseball Tournament being played at Dub Herring Park on the Pearl River Community College campus.

Governor’s Job Fair coming to The Communiversity

Dozens of potential em­ployers will interview job seekers and accept applica­tions during the Governor’s Job Fair that will take place June 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Communiver­sity at East Mississippi Community College.
News
Early May delivered fa­vorable weather conditions for most of Mississippi’s cotton producers, allowing them to get their crops in the ground at the ideal time.
It was easy to note in the face and voice of Scooba Mayor Craig Nave Jr. the pride and sense of accom­plishment he felt as he looked over the new playground that stands be­hind his community’s town Hall.
A shooting this past Sat­urday night has left one person, Marquise Crosby, 26, dead as the Kemper County Sheriff’s investiga­tors continue the search for three suspects involved in the incident.
Come one, come all — wear your hat!
Here are a few items of interest from issues of The Kemper County Messenger from one, five, 10, 25, 50 and 80 years ago.
COMPLIMENTARY ACCESS
EARLIER

Cheatham named new KA football coach

Kemper Academy caught a big fish in the hiring of new head football coach, Steve Cheatham. Cheatham is the former head coach at East Central Community College and has also served as head coach at both Neshoba Central High School and Philadelphia High School, as well as as­sistant coach at both.

New district lines plan in works

Kemper County Circuit Clerk Shirley Jackson ad­dressed the Kemper County Board of Supervi­sors during its regular Monday morning meet­ing requesting the time line of when the new su­pervisors voting lines would be drawn and ap­proved.

Auto Parts Center & Hardware partners with Parts City Auto Parts

Auto Parts Center & Hard­ware, located at 16581 Hwy 16 East is now partnered with Parts City Auto Parts, a brand of Ozark Automotive Distributors developed specifically for supplying parts and business support to independently-owned auto parts businesses.

Vandevender shares background on Historical Association

The Kemper County His­torical Association met on May 9, at the Historical Mu­seum.

Looking Back: 50 Years Ago: Census reveals interesting numbers for Kemper County

Here are a few items from issues of The Kemper County Messenger from one, five, 10, 25, 50 and 80 years ago.

EMCC finishes 3rd in Ozark Region standings ahead of National Finals Rodeo

The EMCC rodeo teams closed out the regular-sea­son portion of their NIRA Ozark Region schedules with a second-place men’s finish and a third-place women’s finish at North­west Mississippi Commu­nity College’s annual Ranger Rodeo.

EMCC graduates 500 students

East Mississippi Commu­nity College held spring 2022 commencement cer­emonies Friday, May 6, and Saturday, May 7, at the college’s Golden Trian­gle and Scooba campuses.

County allows medical marijuana business

By not opting out by the May 3 deadline Kemper County, the Town of DeKalb, and the Town of Scooba all kept the door open to the possibility of the medical marijuana business locating and operating in the county.

Elected officials pay raised

Action taken during the 2022 Mississippi Legisla­tive Session granted pay increases to 17 elected officials in Kemper County.

Republican congressional primary election set for June 7

Election season is upon us again, although there will be a very limited slate for Kemper County voters to consider.

Obituaries
Darnell remembered as honest, helpful person
John Paul D a r n e l l , who died at his home on M o n d a y morning, March 10 following a two-and-half-year battle with cancer, was remembered by those who knew and worked with him as a man of his word who was always avail­able when a need arose.

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