Supervisors clarify local purchasing policy limits

During its regular first meeting of the month held this past Monday, the Kemper County Board of Supervisors quickly cleared up confusion on how much the county could spend monthly with local businesses. 


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. 

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. 

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. 

Remembering one who gave all

The sound of Taps wafted through the trees and across the field on the Collins family farm on Monday afternoon, as a crowd of 50-plus gathered to honor fallen veterans and to unveil a new me­morial monument just out­side the town of Scooba.

Republican Primary set For June 7

The Republican Primary for the Third Congressional District seat in the United States House of Represen­tatives will be held on June 7. There will be no Demo­cratic Primary.

Looking Back: 10 Years Ago: Harris named manager of Kemper Lake

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.

Bizzy B’s: A unique place full of treasures

While she doesn’t have any bear traps for sell at this moment, Virginia Van­derwalker contends you can find many other inter­esting items on display at Bizzy B’s, her consignment shop located in downtown DeKalb.

Governor’s Job Fair coming to The Communiversity

Dozens of potential em­ployers will interview job seekers and accept applica­tions during the Governor’s Job Fair that will take place June 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Communiver­sity at East Mississippi Community College.

Cotton acreage increases, exceeding early estimate

Early May delivered fa­vorable weather conditions for most of Mississippi’s cotton producers, allowing them to get their crops in the ground at the ideal time.

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

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