Looking Back: 10 Years Ago: Harris named manager of Kemper Lake


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.


(JUNE 3, 2021)

— DeKalb voters will go to the polls Tuesday to select their mayor for the next four years. Incumbent Mayor Clark Adams is being challenged by former Mayor Homer Hall, who served four terms at the post. Adams is run­ning as a Democrat and Hall is running as an independent.

— East Mississippi Community Col­lege’s Austin Beech, Blayze Berry, Cade Davis and Rye McGlothin have all earned All-MACCC honorable men­tion baseball honors.


(JUNE 1, 2017)

— Friday night at the Kemper County High School gymnasium 80 nervous and excited seniors prepared to walk onstage and receive their diplomas before a standing room only crowd of family, friends, and well-wish­ers.

— Area residents can now sign up for a membership to the East Missis­sippi Community college Wellness Center on the Scooba campus.


(MAY 31, 2012)

— Kemper County’s Ninth Annual Relay for Life event will be held Friday night and it appears that organizers are well on there way to making their goal of $46,300.

— Kemper Lake has a new lake manger. Britt Harris comes to Kemper County from Decatur in Newton County, where he spent his childhood.


(MAY 29, 1997)

— The Miss Kemper Lake contest held in conjunction with the annual Kemper Lake Day will be held Satur­day, June 14 at 11 a.m. and the dead­line for entering is fast approaching. The day is sponsored by the Kemper County Tourism Committee.

— East Mississippi Community Col­lege president Dr. Thomas L. Davis re­cently attended a one-day international symposium in the nation’s capital of Washington, D.C. The sym­posium was on community colleges, the technical labor force, and industrial competitiveness.

— Kemper Academy’s Emily Darnell, a third baseman on the Lady Rams’ softball team that recently finished third in the state, signed scholar­ship papers last week to play for East Mississippi Community College.


(JUNE 1, 1972)

— On Sunday, June 11th, the children of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Baty will honor them on their 50th wedding an­niversary.

— Mrs. Carolyn Reed Hill is retiring after 44 years of service in the Kemper County school system.


(MAY 28,1942)

— County Agent B.H. Dixon stated this week that this county’s quota of 6,000 acres of peanuts had not been met. This quota, the highest in the state, has been about 70 percent filled. Dixon said that peanuts had been let through his offices for about 2,500 acres and pur­chases of seed peanuts form other sources proba­bly swelled the total to 4,000 or 4,500.

— Mrs. J.T. Craig of Scooba brought in some sorghum recently. We’ll put her up against anybody when it comes to making sorghum.

— Bobbie Lee Poole, son of Town Marshall Bob Poole, suffered a broken leg Sunday afternoon when he fell down a road em­bankment on the Meridian road south fo town. He was taken to the government hospital at the airport in Meridian and is reportedly getting along fine.

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