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Due to Covid concerns, The Kemper Women’s Civic League will not meet until  March or until further notice.

New air fryer can turn out hearty, tasty lunches

Continuing with using our air fryer, we move to lunch ideas. Using it cuts down on your cooking time, the heat in the kitchen, and the use of fats. Just remember to plan and use moderation when we decide on our next menu.

Proper management creates flyway system

 The Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program (Partners Program), which was established in 1987, is the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) primary mechanism for conservation delivery on private lands. The program aids landowners interested in improving fish and wildlife habitats on their properties.

Snowmageddon 2021

Parker Kilpatrick of Preston woke up to a couple inches of snow on Monday as much of Central Mississippi was inundated with snowfall that began on Sunday night.

Sports

EMCC basketball teams kick-off season

SCOOBA — Primarily comprised of home-and-home series with intra-divisional opponents, East Mississippi Community College’s 2021 men’s and women’s basketball schedules have been announced.

KA basketball teams try to restart seasons

The Kemper Academy basketball teams will try to get their season restarted as the COVID-19 pandemic has kept them sidelined for much of the past two months.

Eight former EMCC Lions ink with four-year schools

SCOOBA — Eight former East Mississippi Community College football players signed with four-year universities during lastWednesday’s first day of the NCAA’s early signing period. 

News
COVID cases up by 80 here The number of cases of COVID-19 in Kemper County has increased by 80 this past week, according to statistics provided by the Mississippi Department of Health website.
Community Calendar Due to COVID-19 and Governor Reeves adding Kemper County on December 1, 2020 to the mask mandate list that requires residents to wear masks in certain circumstances, entrance to the Kemper County Courthouse will be through the East door (side facing Hwy 39) until further notice. 
New ideas for different types of breakfast foods I got an air dryer for Christmas. I know many people have them now. they are a great way to cook foods healthier. For the next few weeks we'll explore recipes you can use with an air fryer. This week we'll concentrate on breakfast. Just remember that a healthy lifestyle requires planning and moderation.
Transforming your winter garden It’s been said that one person’s sweet perfume is another’s stink. Well, whether a smell is good or bad, it’s welcome in my garden. To a point.
Kemper public schools go to distance learning, KA closed amid snow threat Kemper County Public Schools announced they will transition to distance learning on Monday due to the threat of winter weather.
COVID-19 cases increase by 32 in Kemper County The number of cases of COVID-19 in Kemper County has increased by 32 this past week, according to statistics provided by the Mississippi Department of Health website.
Supes elect board officers The Kemper County board of supervisors elected its officers for the 2021.
Community Calendar Due to COVID-19 and Governor Reeves adding Kemper County on December 1, 2020 to the mask mandate list that requires residents to wear masks in certain circumstances, entrance to the Kemper County Courthouse will be through the East door (side facing Hwy 39) until further notice
Good forest management pays off for all Marc Brinkmeyer is the owner and CEO of Idaho Forest Group (IFG), one of the nation’s largest lumber producers.
Explore new cooking methods with new air fryer I know many people have them now. They are a great way to cook foods healthier.
EARLIER

In the Garden with Felder

The adage that “hindsight is 2020” is usually pretty apropos; but, looking back, how about changing it to “let’s put 2020 in hindsight” and say g’bye to a weird year? 

COVID cases increase by 19

The number of cases of COVID-19 in Kemper County has continued to increase, according to statistics provided by the Mississippi Department of Health website.

Safety is key with shooting fireworks

JACKSON – With so many people looking forward to beginning a new year, firework celebrations are sure to be plentiful.

County’s unemployment rate drops to 8 percent

Kemper County’s unemployment rate in November dropped to 8.0 percent, down a percent point from the previous month according to numbers from the Mississippi Employment Security Commission.

Kemper schools announces school schedule

Kemper County superintendent of schools Hilute Hudson has announced changes to the district’s schedule for the remainder of the 2020-2021 year,

Community Calendar

Junior Master Wellness Volunteer Training Recruitment going on now through January 4th, 2021

Goodbye 2020; focus on health foods in new year

We are thankful to move out of 2020. It has been a rough year. Let's start out on a positive note by eating our greens, black eyed peas, and ham. Then start eating foods that promote health.

GETTING THE MESSAGE/Isaiah 9:1-7

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given,” are words that are infinitely sublime. Who can speak adequately of them?

In the Garden with Felder

Might not be any snow, but with a pair of loppers and shears we can transform winter gardens into lollipops and gumdrops. But a word to the thin-skinned: If you go crazy with creative trimming, you’ll get trash-talked. 

Recycle your Christmas trees

Let Christmas continue for months.

Obituaries
MARY DORIS LITTLE WILSON
Graveside services for Ms. Mary Doris Little Wilson were Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 11:00 at union United Methodist Church Cemetery … Read More
MARION ESTELLE CAMPBELL
Marion Estelle Campbell, age 85, formerly of Dekalb, MS, passed away on January 8th, 2021, at Providence Assisted Living Center in … Read More
GRACE EVELYN BRANNING ROBINSON
Graveside services for Grace Evelyn Branning Robinson of Dekalb, MS, will be Wednesday, January 13, 2021, at 1:00 at Tucker Community … Read More
CHARLINE ROBBINS LIMERICK
Graveside services for Mrs. Charline Robbins Limerick will be held Saturday at 3pm in Blackwater Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Walt … Read More
GEORGE BROWN
Graveside services for Mr. George Odell Brown were held on Saturday, December 19, 2020, at 2 P.M. from Preston Pentecostal Apostolic … Read More
VIRGINIA BELLE LITTLE LAMBERT
Virginia Belle Little Lambert was born on January 27, 1931 in DeKalb, MS to John and Onie Little. Virginia, called “Mimi” by her … Read More

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