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Tuesday, March 28, 2017
  • Wednesday, March 22, 2017 6:00 PM
    High school Seniors on track to graduate Spring 2017 from either Kemper County High School, Kemper Academy, or a homeschool program and plan to attend East Mississippi Community College (EMCC) should apply for the Community Foundation of East Mississippi scholarship. Students may get an application from their high school counselor(s) or contact the Community Foundation by emailing or by calling 601-696-3035. 
  • Wednesday, March 22, 2017 6:00 PM
    During its March 6 meeting the Kemper Board of Supervisors agreed to apply for a Recreational Trail Grant through the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks in the amount up the $100K, with a 20 percent match to be paid by the county.

    District 4 Supervisor Mike Luke make the motion, with District 2 Supervisor Johnny Whitsett providing the second. The vote was 4-0 with District 5 Supervisor Chris Cole being absent.
  • Wednesday, March 22, 2017 6:00 PM

    Kemper County Relay for Life and EMCC Jazz Band will present “Jazz it Up for Relay” on Friday, March 31, at 6:30 p.m. on the EMCC Scooba Campus in the President’s Board Room located in the Student Union Building.  The Blues Brothers don’t have anything on this energetic, dynamic group of musicians.  They can play and sing.  So get a little dressed up and come on out on Friday night March 31 for some delicious food and dynamic entertainment.  Tickets are $25.00 each, $40.00 per couple or $250.00 for a table.  You won’t have to leave Kemper County for a fun filled Friday.  For more information call 601-479-9131.  Support a worthy cause and have a good time while doing it.
  • Wednesday, March 22, 2017 6:00 PM

     Devlyn Copeland 37

    11193 Hwy 397 Preston, MS

    Charges: Warrant Child Support
  • Wednesday, March 22, 2017 6:00 PM
    JACKSON – Drew Marshall said he could have gone to a four-year university, but chose Northeast Mississippi Community College in Booneville where he feels at home.

    “I had the scholarships and I had the opportunity, but I knew that I was not ready for that kind of transition,” he said.
  • Lady Bulldogs advance to Sweet 16 — again
    STARKVILLE – How sweet it is.
        The Mississippi State women's basketball team is headed back to the Sweet 16 after a 92-71 win over DePaul in a second-round game of the NCAA Tournament's Oklahoma City Regional played before a national television audience and a Humphrey Coliseum crowd of 6,035.

    No. 2 seed MSU (31-4) will face No. 3 seed Washington (29-5) in the regional semifinal Friday night in Oklahoma City. The game will be at either 6 p.m. CT or 8:30 p.m. CT and shown on the ESPN family of networks.
  • Scooba Dollar General officially open
    The Dollar General Store in Scooba opened its doors for business with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 8 a.m. on Saturday. A large crowd of customers were standing in line with the first fifty customers receiving special discount coupons.

    The store, which is a modern, up-to-date building, is located on Highway 16 near the intersection of Highway 45. Construction was completed within about 150 days.
  • Four local students embrace opportunity as pages
    While most students in our area were on family vacations or simply relaxing at home for Spring Break, three  PACES members and one junior student from Kemper County High School chose an alternative way to spend their break away from school.

     On March 13 this group of enthusiastic young ladies made the trip to Jackson to serve a week-long term at the State Capitol as part of the Capitol’s Page Program. As pages for the House of Representatives, Braylonn Clark and Nekeida Rencher worked closely with Representative Michael Evans, while Jordan Bryant and Zabia Burton worked with Senator Sampson Jackson II in the Senate.
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  • EMCC's Carly Thompson tabbed MACJC pitcher of the week
    Wednesday, March 22, 2017 6:00 PM
    East Mississippi Community College freshman Carly Thompson has been named MACJC Softball Pitcher of the Week for her recent efforts in the circle for the Lions.

    Thompson went 2-0 and did not give up an earned run in 15 total innings during three pitching appearances a week ago for the EMCC Lions.  While scattering six hits with 11 strikeouts and three walks during the week, Thompson recorded a stretch where she retired 23 consecutive batters during her combined wins over Holmes and Copiah-Lincoln.
  • Wednesday, March 22, 2017 6:00 PM
    Featuring an MACJC season-opening baseball matchup between two nationally ranked teams, the 14th-ranked Lions of East Mississippi Community College dropped a pair of hard-fought decisions, 8-5 and 3-1, to top-ranked Jones County Junior College Saturday afternoon at Gerald Poole Field.

    In the scheduled nine-inning opener, the Bobcats took an early 1-0 lead in the first frame after lead-off batter Fred Franklin laced a double to right field before moving to third on a passed ball and scoring on Shelton Wallace’s infield out.
  • Wednesday, March 22, 2017 6:00 PM
    The Lions of East Mississippi Community College extended their softball winning streak to eight consecutive games and remained unbeaten in MACJC play by sweeping Copiah-Lincoln Community College, 5-3 and 3-1, on the road Friday afternoon.  

    In compiling their longest win string since putting together a nine-game streak in 2013, the EMCC Lions had 10 hits in both contests against Co-Lin.  In the circle, freshman right-handers AG Stewart and Carly Thompson each threw three-hit complete games during the doubleheader sweep.  
  • Wednesday, March 22, 2017 6:00 PM
    Nanih Waiya just keeps finding ways to win baseball games.

    Last week in the Rush Invitational Baseball Tournament in Meridian, the Warriors scored on a passed ball in the seventh inning to knock off Ethel 9-8.

    It was one of two victories last Tuesday at Q.V Sykes Park for the Warriors, who also whipped Puckett 5-1 to improve to 12-0 on the season.
  • Wednesday, March 22, 2017 6:00 PM

    Kemper Academy's baseball team got in two games during its spring break, whipping Scott County 14-3 last Tuesday before dropping a 19-3 decision to Winston Academy on Saturday night.

    The Rams, who entered this week with a record of 2-2, were slated to go to Columbus Christian Academy on Monday and are scheduled to visit Lamar School in Meridian on Thursday this week. Friday, KA is scheduled to host New Summit.
  • DUNCAN/‘Temptation, sin, and faith’
    Wednesday, January 25, 2017 6:00 PM
    Turn in your Bible to Luke 17:1-6. I want to remind you that throughout Luke 16 Jesus has been dealing with both the Pharisees’ lives and their teaching. Their sin is leading the people of God astray, so here Jesus is concerned to say to His disciples, “Do not live and teach like the Pharisees.” In many ways it's a contrast; it's a positive exhortation in light of His negative criticism of the Pharisees in Luke 16.
  • DUNCAN/“What is the Kingdom of God Like”
    Wednesday, November 9, 2016 6:00 PM
    This week we will look at Luke 13:18-21. In this passage Jesus tells two parables describing the kingdom of God. ‘Kingdom of God’ refers to the reign of God in this world and especially in the hearts of men and women and boys and girls. Jesus talks about it all the time. His gospel is bringing in the kingdom, and the kingdom creates the people of the kingdom, the church of our Lord Jesus Christ.
  • EDITORIAL/Jack Wilson for Court of Appeals
    Wednesday, November 2, 2016 6:00 PM
    There are three qualified candidates running for election in the race for the Mississippi Court of Appeals in our district, but we believe incumbent Judge Jack Wilson represents the best in young, conservative leadership.
  • EDITORIAL/Griffis for Supreme Court
    Wednesday, November 2, 2016 6:00 PM
    The race for Mississippi Supreme Court directly impacts everyone in Mississippi. With the longest elected term in Mississippi government (eight years), the decision on who sits on the high court is a serious choice on which voters should consider and turn out to the polls on Nov. 8.
  • Wednesday, October 19, 2016 6:00 PM
    Turn to Luke 12:49-59. As you look through this passage, let me give you a few clues along the way to help you follow the train of argument. There are at least three parts to this passage. First, in verses 49 and 50, and especially in verse 50, Jesus makes a powerful declaration. He’ll follow it up in verses 51 to 53 with a penetrating question. Then, in verses 54 to 59, He turns to the multitudes and gives them an admonition, warning them because they lack spiritual discernment.
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