ADULT EGG HUNT SET The West Kemper High School Class of 1973 is host­ing an adult Easter Egg Hunt on April 9, at Kemper Lake beginning at 10 a.m. The invitation is for the friends and associates of the class of '73. For more in­formation please call Billy Rush at 601-480-9235 or Cluis Cox at 205-907-2634.

Kemper Crossing sewer/water project ahead of schedule

Ike Kiefer of the Kemper County Economic Devel­opment Authority told the Kemper County Board of Supervisors during their regular first Monday meeting that Greenbriar Construction was way ahead of schedule on the project to install water and sewer lines from the Town of DeKalb to the Kemper Crossing Indus­trial Park located at the in­tersection of Hwy 16 and Hwy 397 just west of town.

Kemper Homemaker Council shows state hospitality to visitors

 Morning visitors to the Lauderdale County Missis­sippi Welcome Center were greeted with special treats on Friday morning, March 25.

More than 225 bills being discussed in conference

This was the twelfth week of the 2022 Legislative Session. At this point in the session, bills have either been sent to the governor to be signed or are being dis­cussed in conference.

Supporters enjoy Ruby Rankin Run

There was plenty of fun and fellowship at the Third annual Ruby D. Rankin 5K Color Run/Walk held at Kemper lake on Saturday morning.

Mix edibles, ornamentals for creative landscape

When planning my home garden and landscape, I love to combine different plants in containers. My basic prac­tice is to follow the thriller, filler and spiller recipe.

EMCC Career Tech Instructors and Students Visit CTE

John C. Stennis Career and Technical Center was pleased to have David Williams, EMCC Recruiter, and his Career and Technol­ogy team from East Missis­sippi Community College to visit with and introduce students to various Career and Technology programs offered at the Scooba cam­pus.

Kemper County Platinum WorkKeys Students honored

The Kemper County School District's Board of Education met at the last board meeting to honor six exemplary students from John C. Stennis CTE who earned ACT WorkKeys platinum certifi­cations following state-wide testing last month.

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.

Scooba campus to offer computer networking

Starting this fall, students will be able to enroll in Computer Network­ing Technology on East Mississippi Community College’s Scooba cam­pus.

More severe weather expected for Kemper

According to Emergency Man­agement Director Ben Dudley, the storm that struck the Damascus community of Kemper County on Tuesday of last week, was rated as a low- end EF3 tornado by the Na­tional Weather Service in Jackson.

STARS shining bright at Kemper Academy

Jayne Wiggins was really look­ing forward to taking Joy Brown Sorrels’ phycology class this year, but instead Sorrells decided it was time to retire after 40 years of teaching at Kemper Academy.

CTE ‘A’ Team celebrates accomplishments

Over one hundred stu­dents at John C. Stennis Career and Technical Edu­cation Center (CTE) have almost successfully com­pleted another nine weeks in their respective career/technical courses.

Columbus-based Brewer Insurance Solutions owner Chimerel Brewer knew the implementation of modern marketing techniques would help her business.

EMCC students place in statewide art competition

Three East Mississippi Community College stu­dents placed in the Missis­sippi Community College Art Instructors Associa­tion’s Student Art Compe­tition and Art Show.

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.

House deals with compromise bill on teacher pay raises

This was the tenth week of the 2022 Legislative Ses­sion. Wednesday was the deadline for the House to discuss general Senate bills.

Kemper’s unemployment rate jumps 2.6% in January

Kemper County’s unemployment rate rose 2.6 percentage points during Jan­uary, according to figures from the Mis­sissippi Department of Employment Security.

Rankin remembered as birthday nears

The weather was far from ideal this past Tuesday at noon, cool and rainy and a day when most would prefer to be inside.

Legislative session begins to wind down next week

This was the eleventh week of the 2022 Legislative Session. Be­cause it is late in the session, much of the week was spent de­ciding whether to concur with any changes made to House bills by the Senate or to invite confer­ence on those bills.

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