KA celebrates Homecoming Week

It’s been a big week for all the students at Kemper Academy this week, with four days of Homecoming Week activities culminating with the crowning of the 2022 Homecoming Queen and the playing of the Homecoming Game on Friday. 

Kemper Schools touts improved ratings

Kemper County Superintendent of Education Hilute Hudson contends that the recent school ratings released by the Mississippi Department of Education indicates that the Kemper County School District is indeed “on the rise.” 

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. 


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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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


ALUMNI BASKETBALL GAME SET  An Alumni basketball game will be held at Kemper County High School Gymnasium at noon on Saturday, Sept. 24.

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.

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. 

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


VETERANS OFFICE CLOSURE  The Kemper County Veterans Service Office is closed until further notice.

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. 

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.

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. 

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. 

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. 

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.

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.

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