The Bizzy B's grand reopening

The Bizzy B's grand reopening and 10th anniversary was held on Nov/ 6, in downtown DeKalb. In June the store’s roof was damaged by high winds.

Mayor provides free Thanksgiving Meal

For the fourth consecutive year DeKalb Mayor Clark Adams is sponsoring a free Thanksgiving meal for local citizens.

Ten Years Ago: Evans wins District 43 seat

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.



Improving ACT scores please superintendent

When he took over as superintendent of Kemper County Schools in January of 2020, Hilute Hudson had a list of things the felt needed to be addressed.

Share your outdoors photos with others

The second edition of the Kemper County Messenger’s outdoors page, sponsored by Latimer’s Grocery, is set to run in next week’s edition of the paper.

Kemper Academy begins third year of sport shooting competition

The Kemper Academy shooting team is getting ready to take part in the Winter Qualifier on Dec. 4 at Turcotte Shooting Facility in Jackson. Earlier this year the six-member varsity team and nine-member junior varsity team competed at McIvor Shooting Facility in Sardis.

District 32 absentee voting open

Eligible Kemper County voters who would like to vote absentee are able to do so in person through this Saturday at noon at the circuit clerk’s office in the Kemper County Courthouse. Mail absentee votes must be postmarked by Nov. 23, which is Election Day.

Four-wheeler chase results in multiple charges

The Kemper County Sheriff’s department is hoping the arrest of a Kemper County man will help slow down calls they have been receiving from DeKalb residents about four-wheelers running through the streets of the town.

New truck fills need at Preston VFD

The newest addition to the fleet at the Preston Volunteer Fire Department is just what the doctor ordered.

Kemper coach resigns, faces charges of sexual battery

After a month-long investigation by the Kemper County Sheriff’s Department, Kemper County High School head football coach and director of athletics Charles Rashaun Westerfield was arrested on sexual battery charges on Wednesday, Nov. 10.

Research  your vote  carefully

There is some debate among local political pundits as to what kind of voter turnout there will be for Tuesday’s special election run-off for the District 32 seat in the Mississippi State Senate.

District 32 candidates discuss issues

Voters in Kemper County, as well as those in parts of Winston, Noxubee, and Lauderdale counties will go to the polls this Tuesday to elect the next Mississippi State Senator from District 32.

New Teachers welcomed at CTE as part of awesome October

The month of October has slipped away from us, but the John C. Stennis Career and Tech­nical Center (CTE) has been very busy accomplishing great things during the month of October.

Barrel racing success helps EMCC

MAGNOLIA, Ark. — East Mississippi Commu­nity College’s rodeo teams placed second in women’s competition and fifth in men’s action this past weekend at Southern Arkansas Uni­versity’s Annual Intercol­legiate Rodeo.

The truth of Ruby’s Hush Puppies

During a Kemper Forestry Meeting in 2017, several people at our table mentioned these were the best hush puppies they have ever had. After the meeting, while cleaning up the kitchen, I asked Ruby (Rankin) if she had made the hush puppies.

What it truly means to be a Veteran

As Americans, we often struggle with what it means to be American. Being an American means cookouts, fireworks, democracy, and freedom.

Community Calendar

NATIONAL HEAD START AWARENESS MONTH DeKalb HS-EHS Center welcomes its parents and chil­dren to the 2021-2022 school year! Many preparations have taken place to ensure that our children experience an exciting and safe educational setting. For more infor­mation, please contact DeKalb HS-EHS Center at 601-743-2607.

25 Years Ago: Voters approve Basic 911 Service

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.

Boy Scouts spearhead EMCC Chapel work

SCOOBA — Braden Smith and other mem­bers of Boy Scouts of America Troop 70 in Meridian upgraded the meditation garden adja­cent to the Chapel in the Pines on East Mississippi Community College’s Scooba campus.

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