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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.

Rankin scholarship fun run set for this Saturday

This Saturday morning Kemper Countians and be­yond have an opportunity to continue to memorialize Ruby Rankin. The Third an­nual Ruby D Rankin 5K Color Run/walk will be held at Kemper Lake beginning at 8 a.m..

Kemper NWTF to Hold Annual Banquet

This Saturday morning Kemper Countians and be­yond have an opportunity to continue to memorialize Ruby Rankin. The Third an­nual Ruby D Rankin 5K Color Run/walk will be held at Kemper Lake beginning at 8 a.m..

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

Big crowd attends CHIN’s Lunch and Learn

The Ruby Rankin Farmer’s Market Building hosted a large crowd on Tuesday as part of CHIN’s (Community Health Im­provement Network) Lunch and Learn series.

Brown sentenced to four 20-year terms

This past Monday, in Kemper County Circuit Court, Neshoba County resident, Jerome Brown received four twenty-year sen­tences, for the deaths of a family in a vehicle crash that took place on September 25, 2017, at 11:30 p.m.

Smith completes Eagle Scout requirements

Braden Smith, son of Rob and Lori Smith of Meridian and grandson of Robert and M. Smith of Dekalb, is a member of BSA Troop 70 and has just completed the requirements for Eagle Scout.

Homemakers hold Spring Fashion Revue

The Kemper County Homemaker Volunteers held their annual Spring Fashion Revue. MHV par­ticipants showcased the latest fashions in the Cloth­ing Selection division.

School Board Recognizes WorkKeys Students

At the regular meeting of the Kemper County School District Board, held this past Thursday evening, the following students were honored for scoring the Platinum Level on the ACT WorkKeys testing.

This was the ninth week of the 2022 Legislative Ses­sion. The deadline for House committees to re­port general bills originat­ing from the Senate oc­curred Tuesday, March 1 at 8 p.m.

DeKalb aldermen discuss water tower maintenance

 In the regular monthly meeting of the DeKalb Board of Aldermen, members heard from David Watkins, of Maguire Iron, Inc. con­cerning water tower maintenance.

Supes hear infrastructure funding discussions

In a regular meeting, held on Monday, March 7, the Kemper County Board of Supervisors heard discussions concerning infrastruc­ture funding.

Brand named Humanities Teacher of the Year

SCOOBA — East Mississippi Com­munity College instructor DeLisa Brand has been named the college’s Humanities Teacher of the Year Award recipient.

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.

Lunch & Learn scheduled to promote vaccine facts

 A Lunch & Learn event will be held on Monday, March 21, at noon, to provide accurate infor­mation concerning the COVID-19 vaccines.

Lighting improvements seen in DeKalb

For the residents of DeKalb things may seem a little brighter on Depot Hill Street and on Hwy. 16.

EMCC Lions earn second MACCC title in 4 years

POPLARVILLE — East Mississippi Community College’s fourth-seeded Lions collected their sec­ond men’s basketball con­ference tournament championship in four years by earning a hard-fought 60-58 victory over nationally 23rd-ranked and No. 2 seed Northeast Mississippi during Thurs­day’s title game of the MACCC Basketball Tour­nament played this week at the Marvin R. White Coliseum on the Pearl River Community College campus.

This was the eighth week of the 2022 Legislative Ses­sion. Wednesday, Feb. 23 marked the deadline for original floor action on House appropriations and revenue bills.

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