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Sunday, April 23, 2017
  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017 6:00 PM


    There will be a Financial Literacy Seminar  Friday, from 10 a.m. until noon at the Senior Citizens Center in downtown DeKalb. Registration is required. Call Multi County at 601-743-5752 to register. Please make arrangements for care of your child. Deadline to register is today (Thursday). The seminar is presented by The Citizens Bank of Philadelphia and sponsored by Multi County Community Service Agency. It is free and open to the public.
  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017 6:00 PM

    Jemery Rencher, 35, 626 Philadelphia Rd De Kalb, MS,  Charges: Sentenced by Circuit Court Judge

    Shuntarius Seales, 24, 44 Baptist Spring Rd De Kalb, MS, Charges: Sentenced by Circuit Court Judge
  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017 6:00 PM
    Thirteen of the 24 participants expected to take part in a two-day planning retreat held this week in order to map out the direction of Kemper County's future are elected officials.

    The retreat was set to begin on Wednesday afternoon at the EMCC Lion Hills Campus in Columbus and was to conclude this (Thursday) afternoon.
  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017 6:00 PM
    A Kemper County resident came before the Board of Supervisors on Monday asking that the unnamed road he lives on in District 2 be added to the county road inventory and eventually be given a name.

    Oscar Holiday said there were three homes located on the half-mile dirt road located off Firetower Road and another would be added soon.
  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017 6:00 PM
    On Thursday, April 27, all Kemper County volunteers and service workers will be treated to a luncheon hosted by the Kemper County Homemaker Volunteers and County Extension Staff. The luncheon will begin at 11:00 a.m. and go until around 12:30 p.m. It will be held at the Kemper County Farmer's Market.

    This event was first held in 2016, and according to Ruby Rankin, County Extension Advisor, it will be annual or bi-annual, depending on turnout.
  • KA Rams claim district baseball championship
    It was quite a week on the baseball diamond for Kemper Academy, which captured the MAIS District 2-A championship with a pair of wins – then capped off the week with a big win over a strong Grace Christian School team.

    Kemper opened the week with a 16-1 drubbing of Central Academy in Macon last Tuesday. On Friday, the Rams topped Calhoun Academy 3-1 in a pitchers’ duel to claim the district title, then they beat Grace Christian 6-1 on Saturday.
  •  'The Big, Bad Musical' set for Friday
    Help decide the fate of the Big Bad Wolf during East Mississippi Community College’s production of “The Big, Bad Musical” by Alec Strum and Bill Francoeur, this Friday in the Dottie Smith Family Center for Instrumental Music Education on the Scooba campus.

    During the play, the notorious Big Bad Wolf is slapped with a class-action lawsuit by fairytale characters that include Little Red Riding Hood, the Three Little Pigs, the Fairy Godmother and more.
  • PACES celebrates another successful year with awards banquet
    Sometimes the success that PACES has enjoyed in its young life leaves project coordinator Bernard Hulin shaking his head.
       "I's amazing what a little encouragement and direction has helped this young people achieve," Hulin said. "They have work hard and have come to understand that they can be successful."
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  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017 6:00 PM
    Kemper County’s fast-pitch softball team wrapped up its regular season last week with a pair of losses to Class 6A Columbus.

    Now, the Lady Wildcats are getting ready to take part in the MHSAA Class 3A state playoffs.
  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017 6:00 PM
    East Mississippi Community College’s David McFarland will continue his college basketball career at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. The sophomore guard signed his National Letter of Intent during a Tuesday afternoon signing event on the EMCC campus.

    A two-year standout for head coach Billy Begley, McFarland led the EMCC Lions in scoring (17.3 ppg) and rebounding (6.2 rpg) this past season as the lone team member to start all 21 games. The Raymond High School product also shot 49 percent overall from the field, 40 percent from three-point range, including a team-high 52 made 3-pointers, and 77 percent from the free throw line.
  • Warriors claim district title, prep for playoffs
    Wednesday, April 19, 2017 6:00 PM
    Nanih Waiya’s perfect run through division play came to an unsuspecting end last Thursday with a historic loss to cross-county rival Noxapater.

    But the Warriors are still the Region 5-1A champions, and they’re still headed to the playoffs.
  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017 6:00 PM
    The Lions of East Mississippi Community College couldn’t solve East Central Community College’s pitching tandem in dropping a home conference doubleheader, 8-3 and 9-1, to the eighth-ranked Warriors Friday afternoon at the EMCC Softball Field.

    Coach Kyndall White’s 17-22 EMCC Lions, 14-10 within the conference, were set to take on Northwest Mississippi in a Wednesday road doubleheader at Senatobia.  East Mississippi will then close out its regular-season softball slate by playing host to seventh-ranked Mississippi Gulf Coast in a 1 p.m. Saturday afternoon twin bill on the Scooba campus.  
  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017 6:00 PM

    Nanih Waiya brought home one state champion, three state runners-up and an overall team finish of third last Friday when the Warriors ventured to the 2017 MHSAA Powerlifting Championships.

    The Class 1A State Meet, like all six MHSAA classifications, was held last Friday at the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson.
  • 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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