CTE students share holiday spirit with others

The holiday season has the power to bring people together and uplift them in spirit. At CTE, our students and faculty wanted to do just that by getting together with each other and those in the community to uplift the spirits of others by giving back for the Christmas holidays.


Managing for Antler Production: Part 3

A buck’s potential for antler development is contained within his genetic material. In other words, his antler potential is determined by the combination of DNA from both his sire and dam. The buck’s environment, or quality of his habitat, and his age affect the physical expression of his genetic potential for antler development.

CPRAM offers scholarships at two-/four-year schools

State college public relations officials are doing their part to encourage students to continue their interest in the area of communication at Mississippi’s two- and four-year colleges with three $1,250 scholarships.

Hickman appointed vice chairman of interstate, federal cooperation committee District 32 Senator Rod Hickman was appointed Vice Chairman of the Interstate and Federal Cooperation Committee.
Kemper County’s unemployment rate drops to 4.3 percent Kemper County’s unemployment rate dropped to the lowest percentage in nearly 31 years when it was recorded at 4.3 percent for November, according to figures from the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.
10 Years Ago: Stephens Takes Coach-of-Year honors 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.
Sixteen Lions Sign to Play on Next Level The Lions of East Mississippi Community College had 16 players from their 2021 football team sign national letters of intent with four-year universities during the NCAA’s early signing period.
Letters to Santa Dear Santa:
Third annual tree lighting held at Keyes- McRae Park Christmas is a time that young and old look forward to, and some events lend more excitement to the season, such as the annual Christmas tree lighting at Keyes-McRae Park, in DeKalb, which took place at 5 p.m. this past Saturday.
County Purchases New Radios for Emergency Responders "It's basically your bread and butter," was the response given by Kemper County Emergency Management Director Ben Dudley when asked about the importance of reliable communications in the field of emergency response. He added, "If you can't talk you can't do anything."
School design okayed This past Thursday night, at its regular monthly meeting, the Kemper County School District Board met with representatives of Pryor Morrow, who requested approval of the schematic design for the new elementary school which is to be constructed behind the John C. Stennis Career and Technical Education Center. The estimated cost of the new school is $16M. The Board voted 4-0 to give approval for the schematic design; Board President Rontal Jenkins was not present.
Civic League enjoys Christmas event On Thursday, December 9, 2021 the Kemper County Women's Civic League met together at East Mississippi Community College (EMCC) for their annual Christmas Party.


Community calendar

KCHS students waiting to return after fire

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.

Hammering out success:Forging together two disconnected passions easy task for master welder

Thomas “Freddy” Thomas grew up dreaming of being a teacher and coach. 

County Land Tax information Set to be on-line

During it’s regular Mon- day morning meeting, the Kemper County Board of Supervisors approved an agreement with Tri-State Consulting Services that could make it easier for cit- izens and developers to get answers to land own- ership, description, and tax questions on line. 

KCLE celebrates student excellence

The Kemper County Lower Elementary PTO and Armistad Law Form were pleased to announce the Fall advanced third grade students in Reading and Math. 

East Mississippi CC garners 2021 ACE Award honors

East Mississippi Community College has been named a 2021 BankMobile Disbursements ACE (Achieve Campus Efficiency) Award recipient,

PACES Project Buses on the Move

PACES Project Coordina- tor, B. Joe Hulin asked the Kemper County Class of 2022 at its’ PACES Pep Rally in mid-October,

Huge turnout highlights Scooba Christmas Parade

Cars and people were lined up and down the main thoroughfares of Scooba last Tuesday night as more than 500 onlook- ers poured into town to enjoy the annual Scooba Christmas Parade. 

Ten Years Ago: EMCC wins first National Championship

The Looking Back feature has re- turned to the Kemper County Mes- senger. Every week we will take a quick look at stories of interest from back issues of the newspaper. 


The DeKalb Christmas Parade is set to begin at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 9. The annual lighting of the Christmas Tree at Keyes-McRae Park in Downtown DeKalb is scheduled for 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 11. 

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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