News

Supes authorize purchase of old Super Dollar

The Kemper County Board of Supervisors approved the purchase of the old Super Dollar building located across the street from the Courthouse during Monday’s meeting.

Sports

Kemper County teams advance in state tournament

Both Kemper County basketball teams claimed victories over West Marion Monday night in the first round of the Mississippi High School Activities Association basketball tournament,

COVID-19 cases up by 11 cases in county

The number of cases of COVID-19 in Kemper County has increased by 11 this past week, according to statistics provided by the Mississippi Department of Health website.

News
Community calendar The Kemper County School Board Regular Scheduled Meeting will be held on Thursday, March 18, 2021 beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the District Office. 
Senator Jackson updates on legislative work The senate proposed a $6.15 billion total state support budget that contains $2.56 billion for K-12 education.
Ways to keep your low carbs with cold weather food With all this cold weather, we are looking for some good "stick to your ribs" recipes.Ways to keep your low carbs with cold weather food
In the Garden with Felder I just “86ed” some of my garden by tossing freeze-damaged plants and trimmings into my leaf-pile compost bin. It will be run back through the garden later.
EMEPA close to restoring all customers The East Mississippi Electric Power Association expected to have electricity restored to most of its Kemper County customers by Wednesday.
Supes eye Super Dollar The Kemper County board of supervisors are considering purchasing the old Super Dollar building located across the street from the courthouse in DeKalb.
Mask ordinance extended through April 15 The Kemper County board of supervisors has extended its county-wide mask mandate through April 5.
Community calendar The Kemper County School Board Regular Scheduled Meeting will be held on Thursday, March 18, 2021 beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the District Office. 
Tax incentives for soil and water conservation For many of Mississippi’s farmers, good stewardship of the land is especially important.
Ways to keep your low carbs with cold weather food With all this cold weather, we are looking for some good "stick to your ribs" recipes.
EARLIER

Nearly 90% of Kemper County without power after winter storms

Nearly 90% of Kemper County has been without power since Wednesday when the second of two major winter storms hit the area.

COVID cases rise to 881

The number of cases of COVID-19 in Kemper County has increased by 20 this past week, according to statistics provided by the Mississippi Department of Health website.

First Confirmed UK case in Mississippi

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) confirms the first case of a COVID-19 variant strain in a Mississippi resident Monday.

Kemper County bundles up for winter storm

Nearly 1,500 homes were without power Monday night in Kemper County during the winter storm that blanketed the area with ice and snow.

Seed order forms for food plots available

Whether you are a photographer, a hunter or just like viewing wildlife on a sunny afternoon, anyone who has spent time overlooking a food plot will have a deep appreciation for wildlife plantings.

EMCC Lions take 87-70 road win over Meridian

MERIDIAN — The Lions of East Mississippi Community College led from start to finish and had five players score in double figures to claim an impressive 87-70 road win over Meridian Community College during Saturday’s MACCC basketball action. 

A balanced breakfast keeps you going all day

Breakfast is an important meal. We seem to make it through the day better with good breakfast.

Winter storm warning is in effect for Kemper County

A winter storm warning is in effect for a large portion of Mississippi, including Kemper County, from noon Sunday until 6 a.m. Tuesday.

COVID-19 cases up by 21

The number of cases of COVID-19 in Kemper County has increased by 21 this past week, according to statistics provided by the Mississippi Department of Health website.

Traveling exhibit on display

The Smithsonian Institution's Museum on Main Street traveling exhibition titled "Crossroads: Change in Rural America" is now on display at EMCC's Tubb-May Library on our Scooba campus.

Obituaries
Mildred Jenkins Kirkland
Funeral services for Mildred Jenkins Kirkland were held Saturday, February 27, 2021, at 2 p.m. from McClain-Hays Chapel with Rev. … Read More
Janice Hagan Fleming
Funeral services for Janice Hagan Fleming were Sunday, February 28, 2021, at 2 p.m. from McClain-Hays Chapel with Rev. Chris Young … Read More
Cleveland Eugene Jowers
Graveside services for Cleveland Eugene Jowers of Dekalb, MS, will be Thursday, March 4, 2021, at 1:00 at Memorial Garden Cemetery in … Read More
Gary Lynn Dawkins
On Saturday, February 20, at 1:00pm, a memorial service will be held at Robert Barham Family Funeral Home. Visitation will be held at … Read More
Steven Watt Turner, Sr.
Steven Watt Turner, Sr., 69, of Macon, MS passed away on Sunday, February 14, 2021 at St.  Read More
Georgie Pilgrim Darnel
Services were held Sunday, January 31, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. from Hopewell United Methodist Church with Rev. Joe Kitchens officiating.  … Read More

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