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Sunday, May 28, 2017
  • Thursday, May 25, 2017 6:00 PM


    New Beginning United Methodist Church, 1013 Hwy 45, Porterville will have a one day "Camp Meeting Revival" Sunday, beginning at 6 p.m. Our theme is "Rekindling the Fire" and focus is on rekindling the fire of the Holy Spirit in our hearts for Jesus Christ. Our guest speaker will be Rev. Albert Shields and Rev. Charlotte Malone is our pastor. Call 601-938-6789 for more information.
  • Wednesday, May 24, 2017 6:00 PM

    Patrick Demetrious Scott, 50,  11761 Old Jackson Rd DeKalb, MS,  Charges: Telephone Harassment
  • Wednesday, May 17, 2017 6:00 PM

    The Kemper County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to contract with Enhanced Environment and Emergency Response Services to remove unknown chemicals in barrels and cans located in the old Alply Building, which is currently owned by the county.

    A business has a 60-day option to purchase the building, but the waste products need to be removed in order for the deal to go through.
  • EMCC Instructor named 2017 Moody Institute fellow
    Wednesday, May 17, 2017 6:00 PM
    East Mississippi Community College history instructor and Honors Program Director Kelly Cantrell has been named a 2017 Moody Institute Fellow.

     Cantrell was chosen to receive the award from the Moody Institute Trust Fund. Members of the organization are chosen by the Mississippi Community College Foundation Board.
  • Wednesday, May 17, 2017 6:00 PM
    The Kemper County School Board unanimously approved to accept an Educator in Residence Grant, in the amount of $85,500.00, between the Mississippi Department of Education and the Kemper County School District during its monthly meeting last Thursday.

    According to Kemper County Superintendent of Education Jackie Pollock, this grant, which is funded by the MDE, provides the salary and all fringe benefits for one teacher who is technically an employee of the district, but does not work in the district. The teacher is normally assigned to lower-performing districts by the MDE. The grant must be renewed on an annual basis.
  • Warriors squeeze out MHSAA Class 1A State Championship title
    PEARL — Nanih Waiya used a suicide squeeze for the first time this year Saturday and it resulted in the MHSAA Class 1A State Championship for the Warriors.

    For 6 1/2 innings, Brady Jones of Nanih Waiya and Heath Noe of Smithville were locked in a scoreless pitching duel. With one out in the bottom of the seventh, Bryce Stanton lined a single to left for the Warriors' second hit.
  • Year-end banquet honors KCHS student/athletes
    The Kemper County High School handed out awards to many of its athletes in its official year-ending banquet held last Tuesday. The awards ceremony was preceded by guest speaker Mike Montgomery, a former college and professional athlete.

    Montgomery spoke to the group about the importance of balance and hard work in life, pointing out that one only gets out of something what he puts into it. He pointed out that the venues would change from high school sports to dealing with employers, and the importance of developing the proper attributes to succeed in those circumstances
  • Faith and support help Hopewell's Linda White survive cancer
    It was on Christmas Eve 2013 that Linda White of the Hopewell Community received the type of news that no one wants to hear. On that day White received a call from her doctor informing her that she had Stage 3 breast cancer.

    “You hear about it, but you don’t really expect to hear those three words, ‘You have cancer,’” White said. “When I heard it, I really went numb. You don’t expect it, so for that moment I went numb.” She went through several months of chemotherapy, before having mastectomy surgery.
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  • Wednesday, May 17, 2017 6:00 PM
    PEARL – Nanih Waiya began its quest for a state baseball championship at 1 p.m. Tuesday against Smithville in the MHSAA 1A title series at Trustmark Park, home of the Southern League Mississippi Braves. Game 2 in the best-of-three series is scheduled for 4 p.m. Friday. If a third game is necessary, it will be Saturday.

    “We have a real special group,” Nanih Waiya head coach Tyler Rogers said of his team at a press conference Monday. “They do what we ask them to do.”
  • Wednesday, May 17, 2017 6:00 PM
    East Mississippi Community College’s baseball season drew to a close with Friday night’s 11-1 road setback to third-seeded Hinds Community College in Game 2 of an MACJC best-of-three playoff series played at Joe G. Moss Field in Raymond

    Seeded eighth in the postseason playoffs following a 15-13 regular-season conference mark, Coach Chris Rose’s EMCC Lions closed out the 2017 campaign with a 25-20 overall record in making their fourth postseason appearance under his guidance.
  • Wednesday, May 17, 2017 6:00 PM
    East Mississippi Community College is scheduled to conduct three separate summer football camps during the month of June on the Scooba campus.

    EMCC will first hold a two-day quarterback/skills camp on Monday and Tuesday, June 12-13, at Sullivan-Windham Field.  Open to all students of high school age, the skills camp fee is $150 per overnight camper and $120 for day campers.  Registration will take place Monday morning between 10 a.m. and noon.
  • Wednesday, May 17, 2017 6:00 PM

    Coming off its first SEC Tournament Championship in school history, No. 18 Ole Miss has earned the No. 12 overall seed in the 2017 NCAA Division I Softball Championship and will host an NCAA Regional in Oxford beginning Friday.

    The Rebels (40-18) are making their second-straight NCAA Tournament appearance following last season's runner-up finish in the Norman Regional.
  • Wednesday, May 10, 2017 6:00 PM
    Kemper Academy had quite the memorable baseball season, winning what some believe is the first district championship in school history.

    The Rams also earned their first playoff win in recent memory and finished with the most wins in more than a decade. But the season came to a halt last week, when KA bowed out in a state quarterfinal series against DeSoto (Ark.) School.
  • “DUNCAN/Blessed is He Who Comes in the Name of the Lord”
    Wednesday, April 26, 2017 6:00 PM
    Turn to Luke 19:28-44. This passage takes place on the Sunday before the Friday of Jesus’ crucifixion. Jesus does things here that He does nowhere else prior to this point. So often in the gospel story, when someone comes to Jesus and says, “You’re the Messiah,” Jesus says, “Do not tell anyone this.” That doesn’t happen here. Here He is acclaimed as the Messiah, and He says, “That’s right. I am.” Why is that different here? Luke wants you to pay attention to that question. In this passage Luke is saying, “Behold, this is your King. This is what He’s coming to do.” He’s directing our attention to Jesus’ person and work.
  • 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/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.
  • 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.
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