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EDITOR’S NOTE: We are all saddened by the death of longtime writer of the Kipling News, Janie McWilliams. Janie took over writing the Kipling News on August 4, 1988. She loved writing and sharing about her community. She will be missed by not only the Kipling community, but everyone that enjoyed her articles. She was 96 years old. Her very first article follows this note. Hope you enjoy and as she always said "Thank You for reading the Kipling News!" more
This past Thursday morning, a house fire on Alma Kirk Road, claimed the life of one individual, reported to be a young female. The name of the victim is being withheld at this time. more
Cleaning out an office leads to a lot of interesting discoveries. For us at the Kemper County Messenger it meant finding hundreds of old photos, some in color and many in black-and-white that had been used, but had not been returned to their owners. more
The holiday season has the power to bring people together and uplift them in spirit. At CTE, our students and faculty wanted to do just that by getting together with each other and those in the community to uplift the spirits of others by giving back for the Christmas holidays. more
State college public relations officials are doing their part to encourage students to continue their interest in the area of communication at Mississippi’s two- and four-year colleges with three $1,250 scholarships. more
District 32 Senator Rod Hickman was appointed Vice Chairman of the Interstate and Federal Cooperation Committee. more
Kemper County’s unemployment rate dropped to the lowest percentage in nearly 31 years when it was recorded at 4.3 percent for November, according to figures from the Mississippi Department of Employment Security. more
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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
The Lions of East Mississippi Community College had 16 players from their 2021 football team sign national letters of intent with four-year universities during the NCAA’s early signing period. more
Dear Santa: more
Christmas is a time that young and old look forward to, and some events lend more excitement to the season, such as the annual Christmas tree lighting at Keyes-McRae Park, in DeKalb, which took place at 5 p.m. this past Saturday. more
"It's basically your bread and butter," was the response given by Kemper County Emergency Management Director Ben Dudley when asked about the importance of reliable communications in the field of emergency response. He added, "If you can't talk you can't do anything." more
This past Thursday night, at its regular monthly meeting, the Kemper County School District Board met with representatives of Pryor Morrow, who requested approval of the schematic design for the new elementary school which is to be constructed behind the John C. Stennis Career and Technical Education Center. The estimated cost of the new school is $16M. The Board voted 4-0 to give approval for the schematic design; Board President Rontal Jenkins was not present. more
On Thursday, December 9, 2021 the Kemper County Women's Civic League met together at East Mississippi Community College (EMCC) for their annual Christmas Party. more
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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
Meridian Optometrist Dr. Minh Duong expressed his gratitude to the many supporters who saw him to and through the Special District 32 Senate election runoff on November 23.  more
Mt. Salem Volunteer Fire De- part (MSVFD) recently had the opportunity to recognize one of their own for their distinctive service. Firefighter Clytee Hollingsworth recently com- pleted 20 years of service as member of the MSVFD.  more
The hustle and bustle of the holidays has begun! Thanksgiving and Black Friday have come and gone, and the next four weeks will be filled with Christmas shopping, fam- ily gatherings and, of course, food. One trip to Walmart is enough to cause anyone to become an on-line Christmas shopper. more
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