Reaching All Ages Important

Sometimes confirmation comes from unexpected sources.

Construction continues

Glenn Williams doesn’t mind telling anyone who will listen how proud he is of the nearly constructed concrete bridge that spans two creeks on Neelytown Road, which runs into DeKalb near the Emilia Resources building.

Trick-orTreating set for Saturday

Both the Town of DeKalb and the Town of Scooba are encouraging its residents to celebrate the Trick-or-Treating portion of Halloween this Saturday, instead of Oct. 31, which is Sunday. It is also encouraged that all activities be completed by nightfall due to safety concerns.

District 32 election set for Tuesday

Tuesday is an important day for Kemper Countians.

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.

Growing non-white population could affect redistricting

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. 

JAIL DOCKET 10-21-21

Leslie Henderson, 45, 10877 Hwy 397 Preston, MS, Charge: Hold for Court 


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 

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. 

Book donation with thoughts of helping others

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

KAhonors student participation on monthly basis

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. 

KCLE has 128 students achieve perfect attendance

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. 

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. 

KCHS seniors attend PACES pep rally

The Kemper County High School gymnasium was the scene of the PACES Pep Rally for the Class of 2022.

Sometimes columns aren’t ‘Always As They Seem’

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

Tips to help keep Halloween activities safe

Halloween is an exciting time for children of all ages and even some adults.

Fall Festival set for DeKalb Saturday

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. 

Scooba hosting Trunk or Treat event

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. 

FIRST THINGS FIRST/Outdoors Page soon to debut

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.

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. 

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