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As the temperature begins to drop, now is a great time to get out and celebrate fall. You don’t have to make a trip out of town to enjoy the beauty of the season. You can celebrate fall right here in Kemper County. Here are some suggestions for things you can do right here in your own hometown. more
Following the success of its tutorial program over the summer, the Kemper County School Board approved an after school tutorial program to begin at Kemper County Upper Elemen- tary School beginning Monday. more
Legislators will be redrawing Mississippi’s four U.S. House seats and 174 state legislative seats as the state is undergoing some significant changes to its population.  more
Leslie Henderson, 45, 10877 Hwy 397 Preston, MS, Charge: Hold for Court  more
Community First KC and Red & Son's Detail presents the 3rd Annual Fall Festival, Oct 23 at 2pm-5pm lo- cated at the Keys and McRae Park (across from the Post Office) in DeKalb. MASK REQUIRED, vendors welcome, truck or treat, and lots of fun for kids. HERITAGE DAY  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
As a Kemper County resident I yearn to be a positive example for my community as a whole. I see so many kids in my area and other places that look up to me. Being a scholastic academic more
While academics are certainly important at Kemper Academy, Head of School Mary Ellen Waters stresses it is also important to recognize good behavior, citizenship, teamwork, community service, and school spirit.  more
Over the past two years, attendance has been a struggle at Kemper County Lower Elementary. The pandemic has been scary for parents and students. Now that more people are vaccinated, the number of cases have declined and students are needed in school.  more
The Post-Secondary Board last week unanimously voted to recommend an overhaul of Mississippi’s financial aid programs that could completely change how the state helps students pay for college.  more
The Kemper County High School gymnasium was the scene of the PACES Pep Rally for the Class of 2022. more
The “Kipling News” has been a part of the Kemper County Messenger since the early 1900s. Contributing columnists have been Mrs. R. L. Nicholson, Mamie McWilliams, Ruby McCoy, Nona Quarles, and my- self more
Halloween is an exciting time for children of all ages and even some adults. more
Three years ago Renee Grady went to DeKalb Mayor Clark Adams with the vision of putting together a community gathering that would have something special for both children and older adults.  more
Scooba Mayor Craig Nave Sr. is hop- ing his community is crawling with goblins, superheroes, cartoon characters, and the like on the night before Halloween.  more
Outdoors enthusiasts will soon have a little some- thing extra to look forward to each month in the Kem- per County Messenger as the newspaper debuts its outdoors page be- ginning with the Oct. 28 edition. more
The Kemper County School District has reached an agreement with East Mississippi Community College to launch an “Early College High School” pilot program for eligible stu- dents within the district.  more
In-person absentee voting at the Kemper County Circuit Clerk’s office will be open until noon on Saturday, Oct. 30 for those interested in casting their ballots early for the Nov. 2 special election District 32 State Senate seat. more
Ike Kiefer of the Kemper County Economic Develop- ment Authority told the Kemper County Board of Supervisors during its regularly scheduled board meeting on Monday morning that contracts to con- nect the Kemper Crossing industrial park to the Town of DeKalb sewer and water system could be awarded as early as January of 2022.  more
Students who left college at least two years ago without a degree can apply for a grant to help overcome financial barriers that may keep them from returning to college to complete the requirements for their degrees. more
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