EDITORIAL

Red foxes make appearances throughout Mississippi

If you’ve spent much time traveling through Missis­sippi, especially close to dawn or dusk, chances are you have seen a red fox. The red fox (Vulpes vulpes) is frequently found in and around cities and towns.

Another year has rolled through the calendar

Christmas and “New Year’s” seem to come more rapidly as one gets older. The year 2021 has been a year of challenges and thankfulness. I wish all of you a wonderful Christmas and the best in 2022.

Preparation, Awareness Key To Safety Outdoors

The call of the outdoors beckons millions of people each year. While hunting, camping, hiking, and other outdoor activities are enjoy- able, too many people em- bark on these adventures unprepared for potentially dangerous situations. 

Christmas is almost here, and the magical of the sea- son can be felt everywhere. Black Friday sales started earlier, and Cyber Monday stretched into a Cyber Week.

FIRST THINGS FIRST/Make The Messenger About You

A community newspaper needs to be about, well, the community. And that would be you.

Many eyes watching personal income tax proposal

One of the most watched issues by Mississippians when the Legislature con­venes on Jan. 4 will be Gov. Tate Reeves’ proposal to eliminate the personal in­come tax.

Giving thanks is an opportunity to be embraced

In the midst of extreme busyness, we suddenly find ourselves in the midst of Thanksgiving and the holiday season.

Love of sports leads to writing career at young age

With high school sports being scarce over the Thanksgiving Break, I figured I would use this time to introduce myself to the people of Kemper County.

Seeking Election Results?

If you are looking for an article on the run-off elec­tion for the District 32 spot in the Mississippi State Senate you can check out our Facebook page. We have posted a story there.

Research  your vote  carefully

There is some debate among local political pundits as to what kind of voter turnout there will be for Tuesday’s special election run-off for the District 32 seat in the Mississippi State Senate.

Creative Ways to Celebrate Your Heritage

Kemper County recently hosted its annual Heritage Day. The festival spot­lighted several historical ar­tifacts from our town’s history.

Never Hesitate to Cry Out To God For Mercy

The scripture says that blind Bartimaeus sat by the road begging.When Barti­maeus heard that Jesus was coming, he cried out to Jesus. I don’t know if you have heard this, are aware of this or have been taught this but… Jesus is coming!

What it truly means to be a Veteran

As Americans, we often struggle with what it means to be American. Being an American means cookouts, fireworks, democracy, and freedom.

Proposed financial aid overhaul could have drastic affect on Mississippi students

A little-known education board that oversees college financial aid in Mississippi has recently proposed a drastic overhaul of the state’s existing programs.

Earthquakes in the Lower Mississippi Valley

Over two centuries ago, during the winter of 1811-1812 a series of earthquakes occurred in what was then the country’s western frontier.

A Strong Defense of Man’s Best Friend

Many residents of the hills and mountains (of Tennessee and Kentucky) have formed close at­tachments to their canine friends.

Now what questions follows Jesus’ death, resurrection

(Mark 16:14-20) “Later, He appeared to the eleven as they sat at the table; and He rebuked their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they did not believe those who had seen Him after He had risejavascript:window.close();n.

Ministering in the grip of addiction

I believe that unless a person has lived in the grip of an addiction or witnessed it in a family member or close friend, it will be very hard for them to appreciate the gift of true freedom in one’s life.

Hope really Isn’t that Hard to find

While the last seven days have been more than just a little over­whelming for me person­ally, they have also caused me to have hope for the fu­ture of Kemper County.

Student’s eye-view of presentation

The speaker was amazing. The guest speaker was really fun and funny and really made people want to be there.

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