The Kemper County Homemaker Council elected officers for 2019 through 2020 earlier this week. Those are elected are, from left, Cordelia Finny-Hoppess, reporter; Eunice Greer, parliamentarian; Cheryl Reed, treasurer; Brenda Whittington, secretary; Jane Smith, vice president, Kyla Moore, president; and Malikah Jones, Extension agent. The Homemakers Club meets monthly at the Extension office. Membership recruitment is ongoing. For more information, please 601-743-2837.
The Kemper County Homemaker Council elected officers for 2019 through 2020 earlier this week. Those are elected are, from left, Cordelia Finny-Hoppess, reporter; Eunice Greer, parliamentarian; Cheryl Reed, treasurer; Brenda Whittington, secretary; Jane Smith, vice president, Kyla Moore, president; and Malikah Jones, Extension agent. The Homemakers Club meets monthly at the Extension office. Membership recruitment is ongoing. For more information, please 601-743-2837.
By Steve Swogetinsky

Kemper Messenger



The Kemper County Board of Supervisors will hold a special meeting Friday morning at 10 a.m. to open bids for a new building for the Emilia Resources.

Emilia Resources already leases one building from Kemper County. It is located in the industrial park in DeKalb. The county will build the building located next to the current location. It will provide 100,000 square feet of manufacturing space. The county will build the new building and lease it to Emilia.

Supervisors postponed the bid-opening in December when interested bidders asked for more time because of the holidays. They will most likely vote to take the bids under advisement and make a decision during a future board meeting.

Emilia, based in Israel, is a manufacturer of over-the-counter cosmetic and personal care items. The project was announced earlier this year. It is a $1 million corporate investment and is expected to create 27 new jobs.

When the new building is completed, Emilia will employ 140 people. And there appears to be more to come.

Supervisors held their first meeting of the New Year on Monday. Supervisor Johnny Whitsett was re-elected as board president and James Granger was re-elected as board vice president.

The board voted to approve the minutes of the December 2018. They also approved the claims docket and the pay roll.

All administrative employees of the county serve at the will of the board. The board voted to rehired all for the year 2019.

The board approved the purchase of gravel for the road department.