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Boy Scouts spearhead EMCC Chapel work

SCOOBA — Braden Smith and other mem­bers of Boy Scouts of America Troop 70 in Meridian upgraded the meditation garden adja­cent to the Chapel in the Pines on East Mississippi Community College’s Scooba campus.

KCLE Students learn about Fall Season

In Kelly Heath’s class at Kemper County Lower Elementary School stu­dents have enjoyed learning about the sea­son Autumn, more com­monly known as Fall to southerners.

Keep on creating problems, please!

The public’s response to the Kemper Messenger’s new look and re-ener­gized mission has most certainly caused us a boatload of prob­lems, and we are thankful.

KCHS teacher/coach gets her kicks opening students’ eyes

There was a time when New Jersey native Betty Ann Casey struggled to navigate the culture of the Deep South.

As always, turnout will determine District 32 Election

Dominance in their home counties pushed Noxubee County’s Rod Hickman and Lauderdale County’s Minh Duong into the Nov. 23 run-off elec­tion for the District 32 seat in the Mississippi State Senate.

Students of the month named

Kemper Academy has announced its students of the month for October.

Scooba Trunk or Treat well attended

The stars were definitely out in downtown Scooba on Saturday night, ranging from Mickey Mouse, to Sonic the Hedgehog, to Chucky, to the Mad Hatter, and more ninjas that could be counted.

Kemper unemployment rate drops 1.4 percent

Kemper County’s September unemployment rate dropped 1.7 percent when compared to the previous month, according to fig­ures from the Mississippi Depart­ment of Employment Security figures.

EMCC named among Top 150 Colleges in the Nation

East Mississippi Com­munity College has been named to the Aspen In­stitute College Excel­lence Program’s list of Top 150 Community Col­leges in the Nation for the fifth time since 2015.

Stapleton - Cawthorn

James (Jimbo) Stapleton of Macon, MS and Jennifer Staple-ton of Brooksville, MS announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Sava-nah Kay Stapleton, to Chase Owen Caw-thorn, son of Tony and Jeri Cawthorn, of DeKalb, MS.

One Year Ago: Haggard returns to KA

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

MERIDIAN CHAPTER OF MSU ALUMNI MEETING The Greater Meridian Chapter of Miss. State University Alumni will have their virtual meeting Thursday, Nov. 4th, 2021 beginning at 5:00pm.

Luncheon highlights extension service’s efforts

With 44 members and four clubs the local chapter of the Mississippi Homemaker Volun­teers is one of the most active in the state according to county coordinator Malikah Jones of the Mississippi State University Extension Service.

Striking the Sparks to Ignite the Learning

After listening to the words of encouragement during the PACES Project sponsored Pep Rally delivered PACES Scholar, Kemper County High School Class of 2012 and Meridian Top 20 under 40 Business …

EMCC to honor veterans at Mayhew, Scooba

The public is invited to join students and faculty at East Mississippi Community Col­lege’s Golden Triangle and Scooba campuses Nov. 9 in paying tribute to the nation’s military.

Emilia poised for expansion

 At their meeting on Oc­tober 18, the Kemper County Board of Supervi­sors authorized advertis­ing for bids to renovate and upgrade the county-owned building leased by Emilia Resources LLC for their cosmetics and phar­maceuticals manufactur­ing operations.

Hope really Isn’t that Hard to find

While the last seven days have been more than just a little over­whelming for me person­ally, they have also caused me to have hope for the fu­ture of Kemper County.

New traffic rules implemented

 The portion of Martin Luther King Drive lo­cated between the two main entrance drive­ways of Kemper County High School will now be closed between 2:40-3:40 p.m. each school day in an effort make it safer for the students to exit the campus.

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.

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