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With the passing of each year, there appears to be an increas­ing number of deer carcasses appearing on roadsides and in streams or rivers. more
The Looking Back feature has returned to the Kemper County Messenger. Every week we will take a quick look at stories of in­terest from back issues of the newspaper. more
DEKALB CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS The DeKalb Christmas Parade is set to begin at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 9. The annual lighting of the Christmas Tree at Keyes-McRae Park in Downton DeKalb is sched­uled for 5 p.m. o Saturday, Dec. 11 more
Over 10 years ago the Dolly Parton Imagination Project was kicked off in Kemper County. more
Mississippi tax revenue collec­tions through October, the first four months of the fiscal year, are about $160 million above the amount collected during the same period last year, according to the most recently released revenue report. more
Kemper County’s Octo­ber unemployment rate stood a 5.7 percent, a nine-tenths of a percent drop when compared to the pre­vious month, according to figures from the Mississippi Department of Employ­ment Security figures. more
The town of DeKalb ap­proved the purchase of 500 garbage cans during its regular November meeting of the mayor and alderman. more
Noxubee County Attor­ney Rod Hickman claimed 60 percent of the vote across four counties to win the special election run-off for the District 32 Missis­sippi State Senate seat va­cated with the retirement of longtime Senator Samp­son Jackson of Kemper County. more
Fresh off a 9-4 season that saw the Kemper County High School football team battle through adver­sity on the way to advancing to the third round of the MHSAA Class 2A State Football Playoffs, the Wild­cats are officially in the search for a new head coach. more
East Mississippi Com­munity College will be offering short-term classes during the 2022 Winter Term for students who want to pick up ad­ditional credits. more
SCOOBA — East Mis­sissippi Community Col­lege’s Licensed Practical Nursing program is re­turning to the Scooba campus after a 19-year hiatus. more
The Looking Back feature has returned to the Kemper County Messenger. Every week we will take a quick look at stories of in­terest from back issues of the newspaper. more
COMMUNITY CALENDAR  APPRECIATION DAY AT ST. LUKE P.B. CHURCH St. Luke P.B. Church in Porterville, MS will be cele­brating Dr. Greg and 1st Lady Shirley Watkins with Appreciation Day on November 28, 2021 at 10 a.m. Please come out and help celebrate this joyous oc­casion. Pastor Patrick Granger will be the guest speaker. more
About one-third of Mis­sissippi kindergarteners demonstrated they were kindergarten ready on a state literacy test this fall, a declining statistic State Superintendent of Education Carey Wright said is “further proof” of the pandemic’s negative impact on students. more
In an effort to recognize the impact teachers have on the lives of their stu­dents, both in school and out, Kemper Academy will be presenting “Making A Difference” awards to two teachers for each nine-week term of the 2021-2022 school year. more
A special senate sub-comittee recently began studying how best to spend $1.8 bil­lion in federal pandemic stimulus funds Missis­sippi is receiving as part of the American Rescue Plan Act. more
Area youth recently took part in 4-H Robot­ics Challenge during 4-H Day at the State Fair in Jackson. more
The Christmas celebration season gets underway Tuesday, Nov. 30 when the Scooba Christmas Parade gets underway at 6 p.m. Kayla Moore will be the Grand Marshall. more
The Kemper County Board of Supervisors have officially sig­naled the beginning of the re­aligning of supervisors districts by contracting with Butler Snow LLP to oversee the process. more
Trenton Steele says he has always known he wanted to live a creative lifestyle, ex­ploring photography and other outlets. more
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