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Cotton acreage increases, exceeding early estimate

Early May delivered fa­vorable weather conditions for most of Mississippi’s cotton producers, allowing them to get their crops in the ground at the ideal time.

Governor’s Job Fair coming to The Communiversity

Dozens of potential em­ployers will interview job seekers and accept applica­tions during the Governor’s Job Fair that will take place June 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Communiver­sity at East Mississippi Community College.

Bizzy B’s: A unique place full of treasures

While she doesn’t have any bear traps for sell at this moment, Virginia Van­derwalker contends you can find many other inter­esting items on display at Bizzy B’s, her consignment shop located in downtown DeKalb.

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.

Republican Primary set For June 7

The Republican Primary for the Third Congressional District seat in the United States House of Represen­tatives will be held on June 7. There will be no Demo­cratic Primary.

Remembering one who gave all

The sound of Taps wafted through the trees and across the field on the Collins family farm on Monday afternoon, as a crowd of 50-plus gathered to honor fallen veterans and to unveil a new me­morial monument just out­side the town of Scooba.

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

Vandevender shares background on Historical Association

The Kemper County His­torical Association met on May 9, at the Historical Mu­seum.

Auto Parts Center & Hard­ware, located at 16581 Hwy 16 East is now partnered with Parts City Auto Parts, a brand of Ozark Automotive Distributors developed specifically for supplying parts and business support to independently-owned auto parts businesses.

New district lines plan in works

Kemper County Circuit Clerk Shirley Jackson ad­dressed the Kemper County Board of Supervi­sors during its regular Monday morning meet­ing requesting the time line of when the new su­pervisors voting lines would be drawn and ap­proved.

Cheatham named new KA football coach

Kemper Academy caught a big fish in the hiring of new head football coach, Steve Cheatham. Cheatham is the former head coach at East Central Community College and has also served as head coach at both Neshoba Central High School and Philadelphia High School, as well as as­sistant coach at both.

KCHS, KA graduations set for Friday

Approximately 100 students will graduate from two DeKalb-based high schools on Friday night as both Kemper County High school and Kemper Academy hold their 2022 graduation ceremonies.

EMCC announces Phi Theta Kappa 2022 officers

East Mississippi Community Col­lege has named the 2022 officers for the Phi Theta Kappa Honor So­ciety chapters on the college’s Scooba and Golden Triangle cam­puses.

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

Career and technical students help clean up

A Campus Clean Up Day at John C. Stennis Career & Technical Center. Career and technical students at John C. Stennis career and technical center hosted a campus cleanup day on May 4.

Kemper County High School Beta Club receives Honors

Kemper County School District is proud to an­nounce that Kemper County High School is a 2021-2022 National Beta School of Merit and District of Distinction.

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

Relay For Life Set for June 4

Come one, come all — wear your hat!

One dead in weekend shooting

A shooting this past Sat­urday night has left one person, Marquise Crosby, 26, dead as the Kemper County Sheriff’s investiga­tors continue the search for three suspects involved in the incident.

New Scooba playground dedicated

It was easy to note in the face and voice of Scooba Mayor Craig Nave Jr. the pride and sense of accom­plishment he felt as he looked over the new playground that stands be­hind his community’s town Hall.

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