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PACES: Stepping out and preparing to move on

Parents and Community Equals Educational Suc­cess (PACES) Project is de­lighted to announce that it has achieved another first for PACES Project’s Learn­ing by Experiencing activi­ties.

Old DeKalb Scooba Road bridge closed

The Federal Highway Ad­ministration requires that all publicly owned bridges in the United States be period­ically inspected. Standard bridges in Kemper County are inspected by the County Engineer.

Community Calendar

HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION MEETING The Kemper County Historical Association will meet at the Museum in DeKalb on Monday, Feb.14 at 3 p.m. Election of officers will be held. Visitors and new mem­bers are welcome and encouraged to attend.

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

County Conducts Workshops for Road Crews

Since the first of the year Kemper County has held several workshops to help better prepare their workers and benefit the county as well.

Contract awarded on Emilia project

Kemper County leases a build­ing to Emilia Resources, LLC. Emilia is one of the largest pri­vately owned businesses in the county providing cosmetics, over-the-counter medicines and other devices for multiple distributors across the country.

New fire rating district proposed

A proposal has been put forth to establish a new fire rating district around the Sinai Volunteer Fire De­partment. According to Fire Coordinator, Ben Dud­ley, a fire rating district is a legally defined boundary, and there is a legal process that must be followed to establish the district.

Kemper County Supervisors lift mask mandate

After a short conversation with differences of opinions being shared, the Kemper County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to lift the mandate it instituted in January requiring masks to be worn on county property.

DeKalb garbage pick-up reduced to once weekly

During its monthly meeting held last Tuesday, The DeKalb Board of Aldermen and Mayor Clark Adams expressed their disappointment with the Kemper County Board of Supervisor’s decision to cut back garbage pick-up from twice a week in the town to once a week beginning on Feb. 1.

KA Receives 5-Year Accreditation

Kemper Academy, as a mem­ber of the Mid-South Association of Independent Schools, is re­quired to go through an accredi­tation process every five years, and week before last the school completed the process and re­ceived their accreditation.

Fifth week of legislative session busy in House

The fifth week of the 2022 legislative session proved to be the busiest thus far.

Six KCHS Wildcats sign to play college football

Last Wednesday (Feb. 2) was a big day for Kemper County High School athletics as a whole and a half-dozen senior football players in particular.

Kemper County’s unem­ployment rate was 4.4 per­cent for December 2021, according to figures from the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.

Eight Kemper Countians among MSU graduates

Eight Kemper Contains were among those who re­ceived degrees from Mis­sissippi State University following the completion of the Fall semester.

Dudley makes MC President’s List

CLINTON – Elizabeth Dudley of Scooba was named to the Fall 2021 president’s List at Missis­sippi College.

KCLE third graders continue to show improvements

During the 2014-2015 school year, the State of Mississippi passed legislation that students scoring at the lowest achieve­ment levels in reading on the es­tablished state-wide assessment for third grade would not be pro­moted to fourth grade.

Local ‘helpers’ visit with KA students

There were even more squeals of joy and sounds of happiness than usual leaking out of Kem­per Academy’s K-3 and K-4 stu­dents on Jan. 28, as they were paid a visit by professionals from across the county, includ­ing firemen, members of law enforcement, nurses, and hair dressers as part of “Community Helpers” week.

House addresses COVID-19 vaccine mandates

Committees met fre­quently in the Mississippi House of Representatives during the fourth week of the legislative session, as next Tuesday’s deadline to have House Bills out of their corresponding committees quickly approaches.

East Mississippi Commu­nity College’s Workforce and Community Services division offers numerous training programs leading to in-demand occupations in the region. Programs range from skill-specific courses that last a few weeks to one-year certifi­cates.

Kemper Schools honors Teachers/Parents of Year

Kemper County School District honored their Teachers/Employees & Parents of the Year with an awards presentation, fol­lowed by a luncheon this past Friday, at the John C. Stennis CTE.

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