Students visited by air medical helicopter

The students of Sherry Clemons-Hopson’s Health Sciences second year class and the Law and Public Safety students stood in awe on Sept. 2 as they watched the PHI Air Medical Group helicopter land in the field behind the Career Technical Center. 


EMCC Lions rebound with hard-fought win

Ninth-ranked East Mississippi Community College rebounded from last week’s rare home loss to claim a hard-fought 24-16 home victory over Coahoma during Thursday night’s MACCC North Division football action played at Sullivan-Windham Field. 

KA patrons meeting set for Oct. 11

The annual meeting of the Kemper Academy patrons is set for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11 in the assembly room at the school. All patrons are encouraged to attend. 

EMCC honors Sports HOF inductees East Mississippi Community College will honor its 2022 Sports Hall of Fame during tonight’s (Thursday) MACC North Division contest with Northwest Mississippi Community College.
Scooba mayor pleased with roadwork Scooba Mayor Craig Nave. was proud to show off the work that has been done on several streets in his community. 
COMMUNITY CALENDAR VETERANS OFFICE CLOSURE  The Kemper County Veterans Service Office is closed until further notice.
Looking Back: Five Years Ago: KA softball team wins district title Here are a few items of interest from issues of The Kemper County Messenger from five, 10, 25, 50 and 80 years ago. 
Kemper Elementary School bid awarded A bid of just over $17.5M was awarded for the construction of the new Kemper County Elementary School during last Thursday afternoon’s meeting of the Kemper County Board of Education. 
William Carey raises scholarship amounts 40 percent William Carey University announced a major restructuring of its academic scholarship program during a press conference Sept. 9 at Tatum Court.
COMMUNITY CALENDAR ALUMNI BASKETBALL GAME SET  An Alumni basketball game will be held at Kemper County High School Gymnasium at noon on Saturday, Sept. 24.
Looking Back: 50 Years Ago: Supes sign contract with Kaul Glove Here are a few items of interest from issues of The Kemper County Messenger from one, five, 10, 25, 50 and 80 years ago. 
Fun, education, encouragement Seniors at Kemper County High School took part in a PACES kick-off rally on Friday morning, learning what the student support group has to offer. 
EMEPA technician killed in work accident A Kemper County man was killed early Monday morning by a falling tree limb in a work-related accident approximately two miles North of Preston. 

EMCC art instructors have works chosen for exhibit

Works by two East Mississippi Community College art instructors have been selected for inclusion in separate juried art exhibits that will take place in Meridian. 


SCHOOL BOARD MEETING  The Kemper County School Board Regular Scheduled Meeting will be held on Thursday, Sep. 8 beginning at 3 p.m. at the John C. Stennis Vocational Complex in DeKalb. 

Looking Back: 80 Years Ago: Messenger begins 11th year

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

KCEDA seeking to fill void left by Emilia exit

The Kemper County Economic Development Authority (KCEDA) is looking to bring new industry into the county following the July exit of one of the county’s top private employers, Emilia, LLC. 

County adds 3 trucks to fleet

During a recent Kemper County Board of Supervisors meeting, County Road Manager Glenn Williams’s request was approved to purchase a new fleet of pick-up trucks at nearly $39,000 each at state contract price.

KCHS students participate in holiday food drive

Kemper County High School career and technical education students recently collected various foods and canned goods for a Thanksgiving food drive, which provided seven local families in need with a full traditional meal during the holiday.

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.


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