News

Looking Back: 80 Years Ago: Townsend man honored for bravery at Pearl Harbor

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

Sports

Rams set for two big games with Calhoun

Kemper Academy had a tough week in base­ball last week losing two big games, one of which was to a district opponent, Sylva Bay Academy.

Chamber committed to community

The Kemper County Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to improving our county.

News
Watt Equipment continues to grow and serve When Ernie and Janet Watt married in 1982, just like many newlyweds they had no idea what the fu­ture had in store for them.
STARS shining bright at Kemper Academy Jayne Wiggins was really look­ing forward to taking Joy Brown Sorrels’ phycology class this year, but instead Sorrells decided it was time to retire after 40 years of teaching at Kemper Academy.
More severe weather expected for Kemper According to Emergency Man­agement Director Ben Dudley, the storm that struck the Damascus community of Kemper County on Tuesday of last week, was rated as a low- end EF3 tornado by the Na­tional Weather Service in Jackson.
Scooba campus to offer computer networking Starting this fall, students will be able to enroll in Computer Network­ing Technology on East Mississippi Community College’s Scooba cam­pus.
Looking Back: Eighty Years Ago: Chancery Clerk Injured in Horse Accident Here are the a few items of interest from issues of The Kemper County Messenger from one, five, 10, 25, 50 and 80 years ago.
Kemper County Platinum WorkKeys Students honored The Kemper County School District's Board of Education met at the last board meeting to honor six exemplary students from John C. Stennis CTE who earned ACT WorkKeys platinum certifi­cations following state-wide testing last month.
EMCC Career Tech Instructors and Students Visit CTE John C. Stennis Career and Technical Center was pleased to have David Williams, EMCC Recruiter, and his Career and Technol­ogy team from East Missis­sippi Community College to visit with and introduce students to various Career and Technology programs offered at the Scooba cam­pus.
Mix edibles, ornamentals for creative landscape When planning my home garden and landscape, I love to combine different plants in containers. My basic prac­tice is to follow the thriller, filler and spiller recipe.
Supporters enjoy Ruby Rankin Run There was plenty of fun and fellowship at the Third annual Ruby D. Rankin 5K Color Run/Walk held at Kemper lake on Saturday morning.
More than 225 bills being discussed in conference This was the twelfth week of the 2022 Legislative Session. At this point in the session, bills have either been sent to the governor to be signed or are being dis­cussed in conference.
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EARLIER

Brown sentenced to four 20-year terms

This past Monday, in Kemper County Circuit Court, Neshoba County resident, Jerome Brown received four twenty-year sen­tences, for the deaths of a family in a vehicle crash that took place on September 25, 2017, at 11:30 p.m.

Big crowd attends CHIN’s Lunch and Learn

The Ruby Rankin Farmer’s Market Building hosted a large crowd on Tuesday as part of CHIN’s (Community Health Im­provement Network) Lunch and Learn series.

Looking Back: Five Years Ago: Dollar General opens doors In Scooba

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

Kemper NWTF to Hold Annual Banquet

This Saturday morning Kemper Countians and be­yond have an opportunity to continue to memorialize Ruby Rankin. The Third an­nual Ruby D Rankin 5K Color Run/walk will be held at Kemper Lake beginning at 8 a.m..

Rankin scholarship fun run set for this Saturday

This Saturday morning Kemper Countians and be­yond have an opportunity to continue to memorialize Ruby Rankin. The Third an­nual Ruby D Rankin 5K Color Run/walk will be held at Kemper Lake beginning at 8 a.m..

Legislative session begins to wind down next week

This was the eleventh week of the 2022 Legislative Session. Be­cause it is late in the session, much of the week was spent de­ciding whether to concur with any changes made to House bills by the Senate or to invite confer­ence on those bills.

Rankin remembered as birthday nears

The weather was far from ideal this past Tuesday at noon, cool and rainy and a day when most would prefer to be inside.

Kemper’s unemployment rate jumps 2.6% in January

Kemper County’s unemployment rate rose 2.6 percentage points during Jan­uary, according to figures from the Mis­sissippi Department of Employment Security.

House deals with compromise bill on teacher pay raises

This was the tenth week of the 2022 Legislative Ses­sion. Wednesday was the deadline for the House to discuss general Senate bills.

Looking Back: Ten Years Ago: Lions claim third straight Region 23 hoops crown

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

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 … Read More
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

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