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Hickman, Duong qualify for District 32 run-off

A prosecuting attorney from Noxubee County and an optometrist from Merid­ian finished a solid one-two in a nine-person race for the vacant District 32 seat in the Mississippi State Sen­ate.

Outdoors page yours to enjoy

Welcome to the first edition of the Kemper County Messenger’s new monthly outdoor page.

Chronic wasting disease threatens state’s deer

A 100% fatal, transmissible, neurogenerative disease has entered the Mississippi white-tailed deer population, and hunters play a big part in controlling this disease.

At approximately 9:27 p.m. on Wednesday, October 13, Louisville Police Department received a report of gunshots in the vicinity of West College Street.

The 1999 World Series between the New York Yankees and the Atlanta Braves was expected to be a classic.

Ole Miss defeated LSU, 31-17, this past Saturday and moved up to No. 9 in the AP College Football poll this week. Ole Miss (6-1, 3-1) used an ever-improving defense and a solid ground game to take down LSU for the first time since 2015.

Rams explode for 54 Points in Senior Night win

All four seniors scored on Kemper Academy’s senior night as the Rams rolled to a 54-6 win over visiting West Memphis Christian School on Friday night.

Lions improve to 8-0 with solid win over Co-Lin

In their non-division, regular-season fi­nale, the third-ranked Lions of East Mississippi Community College re­mained undefeated on the year with a 31-7 road win over the Copiah-Lin­coln Wolves during Thurs­day night MACCC football action played at H.L. Stone Stadium on the Co-Lin campus.

EMCC jumps to top of NJCAA Rankings

The Lions of East Mississippi Community College have re­turned to the top of the NJCAA Division I football rankings ac­cording to a poll released on Monday.

A price, A Promise, And A Place (Part 3)

Exodus 33:14-21 "And he said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest. And he said unto him, If thy presence go not with me, carry us not up hence.

East Mississippi Connect

A spokesperson for East Missis­sippi Electric Power Association (EMEPA) said that the company is already providing high-speed inter­net accessibility to a portion of Kemper County, with access set to eventually be provided to the currently unserviced areas as well.

I appreciate this week's guest writer, Mary M. Smith

Congratulations are in order for Dr. Emily Warren of Meridian, formerly of the Kipling community. She has recently received the prestigious honor of being named the 2020 EMCC Alumna of the Year!

Looking Back Returns to the Messenger

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.

Community Calendar

HERITAGE DAY is a fun day for young and old! Support and enjoy our local Historical Museum on SAT. OCT 30, 11-1. BBQ sandwich with drink and chips, $6. Bake Sale too! Music outdoors with good weather, lawn chairs wel­come!

Andy and Debbie McDade of DeKalb, MS announce the en-gagement of their daughter, Emily, to Theodore Goodwin, son of Rodger S. and Kathi Goodwin of Meridian, MS.

Pink Ladies encourage Breast Cancer awareness

Kemper County Mississippi Homemaker Volunteers hosted Think Pink Day at the Pilgrim’s Foodliner grocery store in DeKalb on October 24 by handing out educational material on Breast Cancer to the women who visited the store and provided them a pink bags of various treats to enjoy while reading the educational material.

Student’s eye-view of presentation

The speaker was amazing. The guest speaker was really fun and funny and really made people want to be there.

It was a night to remem­ber! The speaker was Mr. Tony Yarber and he be­lieved that Kemper Middle School (with the Kemper County Schools’ District) was an amazing place for parents and kids to be that night!

Fall Festival

Kemper Academy recently held a Fall Festival and here are some pictures from the event.

The Fifties are more than a number at KA

The sounds of the 1950s were wafting down the hall of the ele­mentary building at Kemper Academy on Thursday morning as the youngest of the school’s students were celebrating the 50th day of school.

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