News

Early College High School set to begin in January

The Kemper County School District has reached an agreement with East Mississippi Community College to launch an “Early College High School” pilot program for eligible stu- dents within the district. 

Sports

Dawkins pleased with KA’s team effort

The Kemper Academy Rams fought hard in their long road trip to Ben’s Ford, in Bogalusa, Louisiana. The Rams lost 50-36 after coming back from down four touch- downs. 

FIRST THINGS FIRST/Outdoors Page soon to debut

Outdoors enthusiasts will soon have a little some- thing extra to look forward to each month in the Kem- per County Messenger as the newspaper debuts its outdoors page be- ginning with the Oct. 28 edition.

News
Scooba hosting Trunk or Treat event Scooba Mayor Craig Nave Sr. is hop- ing his community is crawling with goblins, superheroes, cartoon characters, and the like on the night before Halloween. 
Fall Festival set for DeKalb Saturday Three years ago Renee Grady went to DeKalb Mayor Clark Adams with the vision of putting together a community gathering that would have something special for both children and older adults. 
Tips to help keep Halloween activities safe Halloween is an exciting time for children of all ages and even some adults.
Sometimes columns aren’t ‘Always As They Seem’ The “Kipling News” has been a part of the Kemper County Messenger since the early 1900s. Contributing columnists have been Mrs. R. L. Nicholson, Mamie McWilliams, Ruby McCoy, Nona Quarles, and my- self
KCHS seniors attend PACES pep rally The Kemper County High School gymnasium was the scene of the PACES Pep Rally for the Class of 2022.
Proposed financial aid program could hurt low-income students The Post-Secondary Board last week unanimously voted to recommend an overhaul of Mississippi’s financial aid programs that could completely change how the state helps students pay for college. 
KCLE has 128 students achieve perfect attendance Over the past two years, attendance has been a struggle at Kemper County Lower Elementary. The pandemic has been scary for parents and students. Now that more people are vaccinated, the number of cases have declined and students are needed in school. 
KAhonors student participation on monthly basis While academics are certainly important at Kemper Academy, Head of School Mary Ellen Waters stresses it is also important to recognize good behavior, citizenship, teamwork, community service, and school spirit. 
Book donation with thoughts of helping others As a Kemper County resident I yearn to be a positive example for my community as a whole. I see so many kids in my area and other places that look up to me. Being a scholastic academic
Twenty-Five Years Ago: Kemper Baptist Association Celebrates Open House The Looking Back feature has returned to the Kemper County Messenger. Every week we will take a quick look at stories of interest from back issues of the newspaper. 
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COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Community First KC and Red & Son's Detail presents the 3rd Annual Fall Festival, Oct 23 at 2pm-5pm lo- cated at the Keys and McRae Park (across from the Post Office) in DeKalb. MASK REQUIRED, vendors welcome, truck or treat, and lots of fun for kids. HERITAGE DAY 

JAIL DOCKET 10-21-21

Leslie Henderson, 45, 10877 Hwy 397 Preston, MS, Charge: Hold for Court 

Growing non-white population could affect redistricting

Legislators will be redrawing Mississippi’s four U.S. House seats and 174 state legislative seats as the state is undergoing some significant changes to its population. 

Tutorial program begins Monday at Upper Elementary School

Following the success of its tutorial program over the summer, the Kemper County School Board approved an after school tutorial program to begin at Kemper County Upper Elemen- tary School beginning Monday.

Woman charged with arson in house fire

Past experience paid off for Kemper County Deputy Michael Mattox last Wednesday, helping him rescue a woman from a house fire she was later charged with setting.

Let’s keep things rolling

Wow! The response to last week’s edition of the Kemper County Messenger has been overwhelming.

Power Plant brings down structures

An early morning explosion rattled through the Liberty community in southwest Kemper County at approximately 7:45 on Saturday as demolition crews imploded some no-longer used steel structures at Mississippi Power Company’s Plant Ratcliffe site located on Hwy 493.

Supervisors making plans

County engineer Terrell Temple told the Kemper County Board of Supervisors something they already new all to well during Monday morning’s work session of the board.

Election commission seeking to certify additional poll workers

The Chairman of the Kemper County Election Commission said it appears that there will be enough poll workers to to cover the upcoming special election for the vacant District 32 State Senate seat set for Nov. 2, but stresses there is a need to get more workers certified.

KCMS hosts Parental Involvement Night Oct. 21

In an effort to strengthen the bond between parents and the Kemper County School District, Kemper County Middle School will be hosting a Parental Involvement Night on Thursday, Oct. 21 at 6 p.m. featuring renowned public speaker Tony T. Yarber.

Obituaries
Barry D. Wright
Funeral services for Barry D. Wright were held Saturday, October 16, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. from Coye Assembly of God in Preston with Rev. … Read More
Audrey Denise Rash
Funeral services for Audrey Denise Rash, 54, were held at 11 a.m., October 1 at Mt. Pleasant #2 Cemetery. Dr. Curtis Johnson … Read More
Linda Ann Millsaps
Graveside services for Linda Ann Millsaps will be Friday, September 24, 2021, at 11 am, at Cumberland Cemetery in Cedar Bluff, MS. … Read More
Elbert Lamar Harbour
 Graveside services held August 18, at Hazlehurst City Cemetery for Elbert Lamar Harbour, 83, who passed away on August 14 at his … Read More
Maureen Hill Holloway
Graveside services for Mrs. Maureen Hill Holloway were August 9, 2021, at Blackwater Baptist Church Cemetery in Daleville with Rev. … Read More
SFC William Arnold "Mac" McWilliams
SFC William Arnold “Mac” McWilliams, (United States Army, Retired), a resident of Ozark, Alabama died early Thursday morning, … Read More

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