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Preston VFD rescues puppies

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

Motorcycle accident results in one fatality

A one-vehicle motorcycle accident this past Sunday, on Hwy. 14 just a short dis­tance south of the Scooba exit, resulted in the death of 32-year-old Robert Yepez, of Meridian.

Supervisors address full agenda during May 2 meeting

The Kemper County Board of Supervisors took care of routine business during their May 2 reg­ular meeting of the board.

Election season is upon us again, although there will be a very limited slate for Kemper County voters to consider.

Elected officials pay raised

Action taken during the 2022 Mississippi Legisla­tive Session granted pay increases to 17 elected officials in Kemper County.

County allows medical marijuana business

By not opting out by the May 3 deadline Kemper County, the Town of DeKalb, and the Town of Scooba all kept the door open to the possibility of the medical marijuana business locating and operating in the county.

EMCC graduates 500 students

East Mississippi Commu­nity College held spring 2022 commencement cer­emonies Friday, May 6, and Saturday, May 7, at the college’s Golden Trian­gle and Scooba campuses.

The EMCC rodeo teams closed out the regular-sea­son portion of their NIRA Ozark Region schedules with a second-place men’s finish and a third-place women’s finish at North­west Mississippi Commu­nity College’s annual Ranger Rodeo.

EMCC graduate named 2022 Coca-Cola Academic Scholar

East Mississippi Commu­nity College graduate Kayla Nelson has been named a 2022 Coca-Cola Academic Team Bronze Scholar and will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

EMCC students named to All MS Academic Team

Two students from East Mississippi Community Col­lege’s Scooba campus and two the college’s Golden Triangle campus were named to the Phi Theta Kappa 2022 All-Mississippi Academic Team.

CTE Recruitment: Ninth Graders Tour Vocational Complex

On Thursday, March 31 and Friday, April 1, John C. Stennis Career and Techni­cal Center (CTE) hosted its annual recruitment drive for the ninth-grade class from Kemper County High School.

Jackson graduates from Material Management Course

On March 29, Airman First Class Mer­cedez Jackson graduated from the United States Air Force Materiel Management Ap­prentice Course at Joint Base Lackland AFB, Texas. A1C Jackson received distin­guished honors wearing the “Green Ropes,” worn by Airman who have volun­teered for the United States Air Force’s Air­man Leader program, a student-leadership system employed at the Air Force technical training schools designed to cultivate lead­ership skills among promising Airmen.

DeKalb aldermen seek bids on surplus vehicles

At their regular monthly meeting, on Tuesday, April 5, the DeKalb Board of Al­dermen heard from Kem­per County Sheriff James Moore concerning vehicles that technically belong to the Town.

Scooba to Host Playground Ribbon-Cutting Saturday

The young people of Scooba will have something new to look forward to as a new playground will be offi­cially open to the public with a rib­bon-cutting ceremony to be held this coming Saturday morning at 10 a.m.

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

EMCC announces Pine Grove Arts Festival schedule of events

East Mississippi Commu­nity College’s annual Pine Grove Arts Festival on the Scooba campus will take place April 19-21, with some events, such as a concert choir, beauty pag­eant and art show open to the public.

Kemper Academy honors Cumberland’s baseball legacy

When fans attend a base­ball game at Kemper Academy most of them just see a nice field, what Joel Cumberland sees is young lives touched, dreams achieved, and a lot of chickens.

First Lady delivers ‘Fred The Turtle’ books to KCUE students

Elee Reeves, the First Lady of Mississippi, shared a little of her heart with the students, fac­ulty/staff, and administra­tors at Kemper County Upper Elementary on Fri­day.

Watt Equipment continues to grow and serve

When Ernie and Janet Watt married in 1982, just like many newlyweds they had no idea what the fu­ture had in store for them.

Chamber committed to community

The Kemper County Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to improving our county.

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