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Many years ago, and I am old enough that it may have been as many as forty or fifty, I read of a man who followed an eccentric practice each year, on or about the same date. more
EDITOR’S NOTE: We are all saddened by the death of longtime writer of the Kipling News, Janie McWilliams. Janie took over writing the Kipling News on August 4, 1988. She loved writing and sharing about her community. She will be missed by not only the Kipling community, but everyone that enjoyed her articles. She was 96 years old. Her very first article follows this note. Hope you enjoy and as she always said "Thank You for reading the Kipling News!" more
This past Thursday morning, a house fire on Alma Kirk Road, claimed the life of one individual, reported to be a young female. The name of the victim is being withheld at this time. more
Cleaning out an office leads to a lot of interesting discoveries. For us at the Kemper County Messenger it meant finding hundreds of old photos, some in color and many in black-and-white that had been used, but had not been returned to their owners. more
Throughout my teen-age years breakfast was truly the meal I enjoyed the most. more
The holiday season has the power to bring people together and uplift them in spirit. At CTE, our students and faculty wanted to do just that by getting together with each other and those in the community to uplift the spirits of others by giving back for the Christmas holidays. more
State college public relations officials are doing their part to encourage students to continue their interest in the area of communication at Mississippi’s two- and four-year colleges with three $1,250 scholarships. more
District 32 Senator Rod Hickman was appointed Vice Chairman of the Interstate and Federal Cooperation Committee. more
Kemper County’s unemployment rate dropped to the lowest percentage in nearly 31 years when it was recorded at 4.3 percent for November, according to figures from the Mississippi Department of Employment Security. more
Happy New Year! more
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. more
A buck’s potential for antler development is contained within his genetic material. In other words, his antler potential is determined by the combination of DNA from both his sire and dam. The buck’s environment, or quality of his habitat, and his age affect the physical expression of his genetic potential for antler development. more
Now, you and I find ourselves at that place at the end of the year where we look back with an unmistakable realization of God’s presence all the way through the days, weeks, and months of this past year. 2021 has been a year of gains and losses, highs and lows, births and funerals, graduations, and retirements, delight as well as disappointment. The fact is that statement is true of every year — such is life. Thankfully, the losses of life do not have to define our future. Feelings must give way to faith as we stand on the premise of His promises: more
While it will be Tuesday night before Kemper Academy resumes basketball play for the 2022 portion of its schedule as the Rams and Lady Rams hit the road to face Columbus Christian, the Wildcats and Lady Wildcats of Kemper County High School were on the court this week. more
The Lions of East Mississippi Community College had 16 players from their 2021 football team sign national letters of intent with four-year universities during the NCAA’s early signing period. more
The bow I carried on the hunt was decidedly superior to the one I wrote about in my book, Horizons East. It was, in fact, a Browning of good quality, but hunting with it had not led to any noticeable increase in the amount of venison I brought home. more
The Alabama All-Stars blanked Mississippi in the 35th Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Game played in Hattiesburg by the convincing score of 20-0. more
"Now when they had seen him, they made widely known the saying which was told them concerning this child." (Luke 2:17) more
Dear Santa: more
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