Local Nurse Receives Highest Honor

Kemper County Health Department Nurse, Min­nie Johnson, recently received one of the highest honors a nurse could receive.

Principals present data updates to trustees

At the regular monthly meeting of the Kemper County School Board, held this past Thursday evening, principals of the various schools within the district, reported the latest benchmark data.

Baptist Golden Triangle donates $100k for EMCC nursing scholarships

COLUMBUS — Baptist Memorial Health Care Foundation is donating $100,000 to fund scholar­ships for students enrolled in East Mississippi Commu­nity College’s Division of Nursing and Allied Health nursing programs who agree to work for Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle in Columbus after they graduate.

KA’s Stennis honored as top area FCA athlete

Tori Stennis is still trying to wrap her head around what happened at Friday morning’s Jackie Slay “Breakfast of Champions” event held at MSU-Merid­ian.

Here are a few items of interest from issues of The Kemper County Messenger from one, five, 10, 25, 50 and 80 years ago.


CENTER RIDGE CEMETERY MEETING Center Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery Association in Kemper County, will hold its annual meeting this year on Homecoming Day, May 1, 2022, after the noon day meal. Families and friends who have loved ones buried in the cemetery are invited to attend and to help with the main­tenance and up-keep of the cemetery. Donations may also be mailed to Center Ridge Cemetery Association, 7246 Hwy 39 S, DeKalb, MS 39328.

Tombigbee leader discusses Kemper Lake with supes

The future of the recently dam­aged pavilion at Kemper Lake, and the future of the lake as a whole, become a central focus of conver­sation during the April 18 meeting of the Kemper County Board of Su­pervisors.

Luke longest serving Supervisor in Mississippi

Most anyone who works in politics will tell you: vot­ers can be fickle, changing their minds about political candidates quickly, espe­cially when a hot button issue surfaces for the first time.

Putting A Special Touch on flowers, gifts, and life

If you’re looking for laughter, tons of energy, and an interesting conver­sation or two, A Special Touch Flowers and Gifts is just the place for you.

Kemper’s March unemployment rate drops 1.3 percentage points

The unemployment rate in Kemper County dropped 1.3 percentage points during the month of March when compared to the previous month, ac­cording to figures from the Mississippi Depart­ment of Employment Se­curity.

Here are the a few items of interest from issues of The Kemper County Messenger from one, five, 10, 25, 50 and 80 years ago.

AT&T Pioneers Provide Hug-a-Bears to VFDs

In life everyone faces traumatic experiences that can have devastating effects, much more so for children, events such as automobile accidents, house fires, and severe weather.


MICKEY MOUSE PHOTOS Children can have their photos taken with Mickey Mouse on Saturday, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m..

Four bridges added to emergency list

The Kemper County Board of Su­pervisors unanimously voted to add four bridges to the 2022 Emergency Road and Bridge Re­pair Funds list, including three in District 2 and one in District 4.

KCHS finishes second in MHSAA 2A State Track Meet

PEARL – Kemper County came oh so close to a state champi­onship in track.

EMCC, William Carey sign agreement to expand student opportunities

MAYHEW — An agree­ment between East Missis­sippi Community College and William Carey Univer­sity will make it easier for EMCC students to transi­tion into health care pro­grams offered at William Carey University.

Eight EMCC students win at Skills-USA

Eight East Mississippi Community College stu­dents enrolled in the Weld­ing & Fabrication Technology programs on the college’s Golden Trian­gle and Scooba campuses earned first place finishes during the Mississippi Skill­sUSA State Champi­onships in Jackson.

Local youths graduate from KEYS to community program

Young people in Kemper County are now better ac­quainted with local gov­ernment after completing the "Keys to Community" program.

Looking Back: Five Years Ago: DeKalb welcomes new dentist

Here are the a few items of interest from issues of The Kemper County Messenger from one, five, 10, 25, 50 and 80 years ago.

Preston VFD rescues puppies

In the minds of many people, possibly most peo­ple, firefighters fight fires, structure fires, grass & woodland fires.

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