NEWS

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.

News Reports from Neighboring Counties

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.

Long World Series appearance drought finally ends for Braves

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

Rebels climb to No. 9 in AP poll; Eli Manning honored

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!

Goodwin, McDade to unite on February 20, 2022

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.

Speaker says being present and having presence important

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.

Reaching All Ages Important

Sometimes confirmation comes from unexpected sources.

Construction continues

Glenn Williams doesn’t mind telling anyone who will listen how proud he is of the nearly constructed concrete bridge that spans two creeks on Neelytown Road, which runs into DeKalb near the Emilia Resources building.

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