The Chairman of the Kemper County Election Commission said it appears that there will be enough poll workers to to cover the upcoming special election for the vacant District 32 State Senate seat set for Nov. 2, but stresses there is a need to get more workers certified.

County engineer Terrell Temple told the Kemper County Board of Supervisors something they already new all to well during Monday morning’s work session of the board.

Power Plant brings down structures

An early morning explosion rattled through the Liberty community in southwest Kemper County at approximately 7:45 on Saturday as demolition crews imploded some no-longer used steel structures at Mississippi Power Company’s Plant Ratcliffe site located on Hwy 493.

Let’s keep things rolling

Wow! The response to last week’s edition of the Kemper County Messenger has been overwhelming.

Woman charged with arson in house fire

Past experience paid off for Kemper County Deputy Michael Mattox last Wednesday, helping him rescue a woman from a house fire she was later charged with setting.

Kemper County’s Thomas named Teacher of the Year

Kemper County School District is excited to announce Thomas “Freddy” Thomas has been named 2021-2022 Teacher of the Year by Mississippi Department of Education’s Department of Career and Technical Education.

Tests reveal pandemic hindered student learning

State test results from the spring paint the first picture of how the pandemic has affected Mississippi students’ learning — and overall, it’s not good.

APAC Mississippi Inc., an asphalt paving and construction materials company, donated a refurbished Caterpillar asphalt roller to East Mississippi Community College that will be used to teach students enrolled in the college’s Heavy Civil Construction program.


Community Calendar

Annual Heritage Day Set For Oct. 30

The annual Heritage Day event is set for downtown DeKalb for Saturday, Oct. 30 and will officially run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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.

How To Lead Your Family

Family is the bedrock of society regardless of country or culture. Family is the laboratory for life. It is in the family that God and the truths of God’s Word are learned and revered. It is in the family that love and loyalty and the lessons of life are learned. Knowing how to navigate the current pandemic is important-but beyond that and more importantly than that is the glaring need of every husband and wife and mom and dad to know how to lead their family to walk with God in a world that is fighting against God.

Kemper Academy annual meeting set for Oct. 12

The annual meeting of the Kemper Academy patrons is set for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 12 in the assembly room at the school. All patrons are encouraged to attend.

PACES Project strides into 13th Year

Given the bright outlook for PACES in its 13th year, it is one of those times that 13 can be thought of as a “Lucky Number”. The PACES Project is excited to announce that it will return to sponsoring college campus visits after a two pear COVID induced delay, and PACES will be able to observe all Kemper County High School COVID19 requirements. Each year about 30 KCHS seniors and juniors participate in the PACES Project program.

Local team works to educate about vaccines

During the pandemic, which began in the spring of 2020, some areas of the state have been more heavily affected than others, with Kemper County being one of those areas.   In fact, DeKalb …

A Meridian woman has been charged with two felonies in the aftermath of a Saturday morning shooting that left her husband in stable condition in a Jackson hospital.

Some things just feel right

As you read this column you are holding in your hands a dream that seemed as though it would never become reality.

Longtime local State Senator Sampson Jackson II says that he looks back on his years representing District 32 with a sense of both pride and peace.

Employment growth on tap for Emelia

There were two presentations with very positive news for Kemper County made to the Kemper County Board of Supervisors during its regular meeting on Monday morning.

In the Garden with Felder

Gardeners, gird yourselves, start preparing for a harsh transformation. Not to be overly dramatic, but the signs are already around us that our gardens are starting their liminal freefall towards winter.

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