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  • Hudson brings ideas, plans to Kemper school district
    New Kemper County superintendent Hilute Hudson pulls no punches when talking about where he wants to lead the district in the future.
        “My vision is that this is a high performing district; we just have to prove it,” Hudson said. “And we are going to do things that high performing districts do.
  • The Kemper County School Board Regular Scheduled Meeting will be held on Thursday, January 16, 2020 beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the District Office.  
  • Fast foods are not carb friendly. Most microwave lunches are not either. Well, why not do a little planning and take your lunch. A salad is a great way to eat low carb. Buy a rotisserie chicken and cut it up, add cheese, and a boiled egg to add some protein to the meal. You can even throw in some nuts or seeds. Another idea is to get a low carb wraps to load up with cheese and meats. You can also do this as a lettuce wrap. Add a bag of pig skins and enjoy keeping your diet on track for lunch.
  • Sidney Burton, 24, 9573 Billy Bell Rd Lauderdale, MS,  Charges: Disorderly Conduct 
  • East Mississippi Community College alumnus Derrick “DJ” Wilson, a football standout who helped the Lions claim a national championship during the team’s 2011 undefeated season, has turned a passion for cooking he shared with his mother into a business venture.
  • Kemper supervisors get new term under way
    The Kemper County board of supervisors put their house in order Monday as the new term got under way.
         Pat Granger was elected board president while Mike Luke was elected vice president.
  • Well the New Year has come.Now’s time of year to make healthy diet changes
  • SCOOBA — The Wellness Center on East Mississippi Community College’s Scooba Campus is accepting applications from the public for spring memberships, which began Monday, Jan. 6, and runs through May 7. The cost of the four-month membership is $120.
  • Color outside the garden lines
    Don’t know when or why, but somewhere along the line I stopped being an “even” numbers guy. Now I’m a happily odd guy, at least when it comes to symmetry in the garden.
  • The Kemper County School Board Regular Scheduled Meeting will be held on Thursday, January 16, 2020 beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the District Office.  
  • Andre L Echols, 19, 2117 Shamrock Dr Columbus, MS, Charges: Possession of Controlled Substance EMCC 
  • The Kemper County School Board Regular Scheduled Meeting will be held on Thursday, January 16, 2020 beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the District Office.  
  • Kemper County’s unemployment rate continued to inch up during the month of November 2019, according to the Mississippi Department of Employment Securities
  • CHARLOTTE, N.C. – East Mississippi Community College sophomores Jason Brownlee and Terence Cherry have been named 2019 NJCAA Football All-Americans.
  • Mississippi's incoming lieutenant governor is setting an ambitious agenda for his first year in office.
  • The Kemper County School Board Regular Scheduled Meeting will be held on Thursday, January 16, 2020 beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the District Office.
  • Be sure to plan some low carb alternatives in your meals. You can smoke your Turkey or ham to add a different flavor to your meal. Roasting your meats is also a good low carb method of cooking. Try roasting vegetables such as carrots, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, or cauliflower. Wrap some in bacon such as asparagus. Make a cheese sauce to spread over the vegetable
  • Make the most when repotting your plants each year
    My leaf and compost pile is breaking my mind’s heart. Heaps of once-had-to-have plants have been left to rot into more useful soil amendments.
  • What are the holidays without holiday candies? A great way to break your diet, right? Well, let's try some carb friendly alternatives to help keep that sweet tooth at bay.
  • Cherry garners humanities teacher award
    SCOOBA — East Mississippi Community College art instructor Terry Cherry, who teaches on the college’s Scooba campus, has been named the 2020 Humanities Teacher Award recipient.
  • Rico Benamon, 30, 4513 28th St Meridian, MS, Charges: Burglary of Dwelling  
  • The community choir will present the cantata, Messiah, at 6:00 p.m. on December 15th at the DeKalb Baptist Church. Come to experience this performance. Fellowship will follow the presentation
  • The Governor’s Initiative for Volunteer Excellence (GIVE) is accepting nominations for its annual award
  • PACES – Paths 2 success staying with time
    With PACES Kick-Off Pep Rally of early September, presentation of PACES member Tee Shirts in October and campus visits to Mississippi State University and Alcorn State University fading away into the recent past, the Parents and Community Equals Educational Success (PACES) Project is delighted to announce that it  has completed the steps to introduce its’  members to a  new Learning by Experiencing activity.
  • William Earl Young, 75 Enondale Rd Porterville, MS, Charges: Domestic Violence Aggravated Assault  
  • The community choir will present the cantata, Messiah, at 6:00 p.m. on December 15th at the DeKalb Baptist Church. Come to experience this performance. Fellowship will follow the presentation
  • Supervisors approve jail contract with Tribe
    The Kemper County supervisors accepted an contract with the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians to enable the tribe to house prisoners in the Kemper-Neshoba County Jail in DeKalb.
  • State Auditor Shad White is continuing his push to get Mississippi school districts to cut non-classroom spending.
  • Marvel at the turning of the leaves this autumn as colors abound
    I’m already missing Autumn’s dazzling display of colors, while right in the middle of one of the best in memory. 
  • The Retired Teachers will hold their Christmas luncheon at Kozy Kitchen on Tuesday, December 3rd, at 11:00 o’clock.  For further details, contact Carolyn Palmer at 601-677-2211 or Grace Gibson at 601-743-5560
  • Never fear, there are plenty low carb, sugar free options you can use to pull off a successful feast. You can take your well-loved recipes and replace the sugar for Splenda blend. You can replace the brown sugar with Splenda brown sugar. You can make sugar free powdered sugar and sugar free sweeten condensed milk to use in your favorite recipes. Just remember, planning and moderation will help you keep your low carb diet on track
  • Pilgrim’s Foodliner, Nelson, EMCC workforce services honored during annual dinner
    Some of the best in Kemper County were honored last Thursday during the annual Chamber and Economic Development Authority Meeting.
  • Brain C Coleman, 26, 19 Nona C Drive Preston, MS, Charges: Possession of a controlled Substance, Poss. of Marijuana in a motor vehicle,   DUI other and careless driving   
  • The East Mississippi Community College rodeo teams closed out the fall portion of their NIRA Ozark Region schedule with a third-place women’s finish and a fourth-place men’s showing at the Murray State University Racer Roundup this past weekend.  The three-day collegiate rodeo concluded Saturday night at the Bill Cherry Expo Center.
  • Hudson named Kemper schools superintendent
    Hilute Hudson, a longtime teacher, coach and administrator in the Louisville School District, has been named superintendent of the Kemper County School District.
  • SCOOBA – The East Mississippi Community College basketball teams remained unbeaten on the young season with a home doubleheader sweep over East Central Community College during Thursday night MACJC hoops action.
  • Okay, what do you serve with your Turkey and ham that can be low carb?
  • The Kemper County Board of Supervisors heard from representatives for the U.S. Census Bureau during their Monday meeting
  • Work underway on new EMCC residence hall
    SCOOBA — Site work has begun a new 148-bed, three-story student residence hall on East Mississippi Community College’s Scooba campus
  • Antonious Backstrom, 32, 1208 Luke Rd Preston, MS, Charges: Court Order 
  • C Spire Health mobile app redefines the traditional doctor house call
    Back in the 1930 and 40s, most doctors visited sick patients in their homes with hands-on diagnosis and prescriptions for maladies ranging from a sore throat and the common cold to pneumonia.  
  • SCOOBA — The public is invited to attend East Mississippi Community College’s Holiday Celebration on the Scooba campus Tuesday, Nov. 19, which will include musical performances and a Christmas tree-lighting ceremony.
  • The Kemper County EDA/Chamber of Commerce annual meeting will be held Thursday, November 21, at the East Mississippi Community College campus ins Scooba.
  • A new pharmacy is expected to open in DeKalb sometime in December, filling a void left when the Fred’s Pharmacy closed in October.
  • Making the best of early sunsets
    Twilight time in the garden doesn’t have to be gloomy or dangerous.
  • The Kemper County Academic Debate Team will host their championship round of the debate competition on Friday, November 15 at 3:30pm in the school gymnasium. Brynesia Bourrage, Elizabeth Bryant, Timberlee Drummond, and Quintavious Reed will compete for the title "The Great Debater". This academic endeavor is free and open to the public. Should you have any queries regarding this event, please contact Dr. Nealy sponsor, organizer, and advisor!
  • Now, what about appetizers? There are so many carb pit falls. Well, you can offer low carb alternatives here, too. Have a vegetable tray with ranch or onion dip. Offer a sweet dip of sour cream, vanilla, and Splenda to go with the fruit tray. Just breathe, with planning and moderation, you can successfully navigate the holiday seas.
  • Celebrating Veterans Day
    East Mississippi Community College celebrated Veterans Day Monday afternoon in the Chapel in the Pines and Orr Center on the Scooba campus.
  • Supes approve repair projects
    The Kemper County Supervisors approved motions for various repair projects for the upkeep of county buildings Monday during their regular meeting.
  • Kemper man faces 35 years in prison
    A Kemper County man faces 35 years in prison after a jury found him guilty  on charges of sexual battery and incest last week.
  • Getting fond of hardy outdoor succulents? Time to sort a few out.
       I grow several dozen, partly because as a zany relief from the same old, same old plants I deal with daily at work; and partly because, unlike needy Africa violets and such, they can hunker down and survive my hit-or-miss care, especially when I’m gone for weeks or months at a time with nobody to water anything.
  • Oh no! There goes your low carb diet! Well, try some carb and sugar friendly alternatives. You can find many recipes to make your stand by classics with patience and persistence. Here's a few recipes to get you going. Just remember, planning and moderation will help you keep your low carb lifestyle.\
  • The Greater Meridian Chapter of Miss. Valley State University Alumni will have their meeting Thursday, Nov. 7th, 2019 beginning at 5:00pm at the Council of Organizations Building, 814-45th Ave
  • My name is Butch Lee and I currently serve as the Mayor of Brandon, MS.  I am frequently asked, “Why would you choose to run for a state office?  Why now?  Why would I want to become involved with transportation?”  This article is meant to provide you, the voter, with some insight into that decision.
  • It’s that time of year that we take to the fields, woodlands, and waters not only to experience the excitement of hunting, but also to enjoy the beauty of Mississippi’s outdoors. The increasing criticism of today’s hunting problems points directly at the misuse of the privilege of hunting. Tomorrow’s privileges may rely on our ability to correct such misuse through education and example. Hunter education is a step in the right direction.
  • Heritage Day at the Kemper County Historical Museum will be held this year on Saturday November 2, from 11-1 p.m. Mark your calendar early for a fun day of fellowship, music, and BBQ! Tickets may be purchased from Association members in advance or onsite.
  • Halloween is today. That means candy, candy, candy. There goes your low carb diet. Well, that doesn't have to be the way it is. Just keep some low carb alternatives handy.
  • High school receives $18K check
    Kemper High School has received a donation of $18,000 earlier this year to assist with refurbishing of the high school library from Bioplate, Inc.
  • MERIDIAN – The Mississippi Children’s Museum (MCM) broke ground on its first satellite campus on Monday here. Construction is underway on the Mississippi Children’s Museum - Meridian (MCM-Meridian) which is located on 22nd Avenue and will include a 25,000 square foot state of the art facility featuring 9,500 square feet of exhibit and an additional 25,000 square foot outdoor exhibit experience designed for Mississippi’s youngest residents as well as their entire circle of influence. Leaders from the community, government officials, MCM-Meridian and MCM representatives, and most importantly, local children, used their shovels to break ground and share in this momentous occasion.
  • EMCC 2019 Homecoming activities announced
    SCOOBA — A host of activities are planned for East Mississippi Community College’s 2019 Homecoming, which includes alumni events, a Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony and an Oct. 26 football game when the Lions will face Northeast Mississippi Community College beginning at 2 p.m.
  • Finally! Cool weather has arrived! So let’s talk about soups, stews, comfort foods. There goes my low carb diet? Not necessarily. Just watch your ingredients and your portions.
  • Women’s Day at Mt. Zion Moscow Baptist Church will be October 20.The program will start at 2 p.m.  Billy R. Lyles, Pastor. All are welcome.
  • JACKSON  – The open enrollment period for Medicare runs from October 15 through December 7 at which time you may change your Medicare health or prescription coverage for 2020.
  • John Lang, 54, 15234 Hwy 39N De Kalb, MS, Charges: No Tag; No Driver License, Resisting Arrest 
  • A rose in bloom right now
    Who needs tropical hibiscus, when we have so many easier and sometimes edible relatives for our gardens? 
  • I've been talking about eating low carb meals for nearly a year.
  • October is National Fire Prevention Month with National Fire Prevention Week being observed October 6-12, 201
  • homecoming
    Kemper County High School will celebrate Homecoming Friday, October 18, when the Wildcats host Clarkdale.
  • New Beginning UMC, 1013 Hwy 45, Porterville, Ms will have their "Family And Friends Day" program Sunday Oct. 13th, 2019 (2nd Sunday) beginning at 1:30pm. The speaker will be our new pastor, Rev. A.J. Murray and refreshments will be served after the program. Everyone is invited to attend. Call 601-616-1210 FMI.
  • Mississippi Care Center of DeKalb enjoyed the BIG celebration and received a Safety Award.
  •  The age old question of all moms is what do I fix for supper tonight?
  • Improvement planned for Lynville precinct
    There are some improvements coming for the Lynville voting precinct in the coming days.
  • Mr. Ben Dudley and Mrs. Mary Hardin Dudley of Scooba announce the engagement of Anna, their second daughter, to Jacob Hemphill, son of Jerry Hemphill of Nanih Waiya and Pam Burkes of Philadelphia.
  • The Simmons Ridge Baptist church, 5062 Hwy 493, DeKalb, invites your pastor and entire membership to our building fund Program on September 28, at 6 p.m. We will have different people praising the Lord with singing. We are asking everyone to come out and support our program, Pastor John Clark. 
  • Delvin Ray Houston, 37, 3848 Kellis Store Rd Preston, MS, Charges: Possession of Meth, 2 count of Arson 
  • Those who work may be having trouble controlling your carb intake, because of the perils of fast food.
  • kemper academy homecoming
    Kemper Academy will celebrate Homecoming Friday night during the football game between the Rams and Hebron Academy.
  • Kemper Countians will see an increase in ad valorem taxes during the Fiscal Year 2020 which begins October 1.
  •  Local officials are scrambling to find a replacement for the Fred’s Pharmacy store which is slated to close soon.
  • Bluff Springs Baptist Church of Preston, MS will be celebrating their Pastor's Anniversary, Rev. Mearlon and Sis. Mattie Coleman, on Sunday, September 22, at 2 p.m. Rev. John Clark of Simmon Ridge M.B. will be the guest speaker. Please join us for this glorious occasion.
  •  The 15th year for Relay for Life in Kemper County ended in August.  The Relay for Life teams did a tremendous job, as usual, with an total of approximately $37,000  collected after expenses.  The theme for the year was “On the Road to a Cure.”
  • Editor’s note: The Kemper County Messenger publishes the Community Calendar weekly in this space. It covers events, announcements and happenings in Kemper County. We welcome your news and comments. If you would like to have something placed in the Kemper Messenger, contact the office at 601-743-6770 during business hours; or mail it to Kemper Messenger, P.O. 546, DeKalb, MS, 39328. The Messenger’s writer, Steve Swogetinsky, may be reached at 601-776-6102.
  • The Kemper County Board of Supervisors will meet Friday morning at 8 a.m. to approve the Fiscal Year 2020 budget.
  • If you are like me, you are always looking for new ways to use your standby meats.
  • Ryan Keith John, 28, 144 Big Spring Creek Rd Philadelphia, MS, Charges: Drivers License Suspended, DUI 1st, No Insurance, Careless Driving 
  • Kemper County comes close but still looking for first win
    The Kemper County Wildcats rolled up more than 400 yards in offense but penalties proved to be their downfall as they lost a 36-32 decision at West Lowndes last Friday night.
  • Kemper County’s Slaughter looks for different ways to reach his students
    When someone discovers the profession they want to do for the rest of their lives, it can be like a lightbulb turning on in their head.
  • One man died and another was injured in a bizarre shooting incident following a dove hunt Sunday afternoon.
  • The thought makes you sad because you know it doesn't fit in your low carb diet. Well, try some sugar free options in the freezer section of the store. They're tasty and will be more carb friendly. If you want to make some, here are a few recipes to try. Remember, planning and moderation are the keys to healthy eating.
  • DEKALB CHURCH OF CHRIST 2019 GOSPEL MEETING
  • Julian Conner, 20, 66 Sharmont Dr Hattiesburg, MS, Charges: Possession of a Controlled Substance  
  • The Porterville Zion church would like to invite you to join in celebrating the Pastor and First Lady's Fourth Year Anniversary. It will be held on Sunday, September 1. Rev. W.C. Brown will be the speaker for the morning service at 10 a.m. Following up with the afternoon service, beginning at 3 p.m., will be Rev. Bernard Mitchell. Rev. Paul Ford is the pastor of Porterville Zion church.
  • Don't you just love to dig into a good salad during the hot summer months?
  • The unemployment rate in July stayed about the same as last month across. The state.
  • Dorsyl Wright, 64, 346 Walter Reed Rd De Kalb, MS, Charges: Trespass after warning   
  • Memorial plants are for living and dead
    We gardeners manage to put plants in all sorts of challenging situations and expect them to perform well; four sites really stand out
  • There will be a 4-H S.A.F.E.T.Y (formerly known as Shooting Sports) Instructor Training in West Point, MS on September 28th. You must be a certified 4-H volunteer to participate 30 days prior to the training. If you are interested in volunteer with the Kemper County 4-H S.A.F.E.T.Y program, please contact Kemper County Extension office at 601-743-2837 for more information.
  • The Kemper County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution memorializing former sheriff Samuel Tisdale for his service to the community.
  • extension service holds lunch buffet
    Justin Creer, Mary Bennamon and Les Hoops cook the steaks while Iris Roberts browns the onions and peppers .
  • The Naval Air Station in Meridian will host one of several training sessions hosted by Mississippi Veterans Affairs to train clergy throughout the state in veteran oriented suicide awareness and prevention. 
  •  I know it's been hot this summer. There's nothing better than a refreshing cool drink on a hot day. Well, you can enjoy those cool drinks and still keep a low carb diet. Just remember, with planning and moderation you can lead a low carb life style.
  • Editor’s note: The Kemper County Messenger publishes the Community Calendar weekly in this space. It covers events, announcements and happenings in Kemper County. We welcome your news and comments. If you would like to have something placed in the Kemper Messenger, contact the office at 601-743-6770 during business hours; or mail it to Kemper Messenger, P.O. 546, DeKalb, MS, 39328. The Messenger’s writer, Steve Swogetinsky, may be reached at 601-776-6102.
  • Grant will help train displaced workers
     A federal grant that will help counties adversely affected by the closing of the Mississippi Power Co. coal plant retrain workers is showing dividends.
  • Barry Riley, 55, 3616 Highland Ave Meridian, MS, Charges: Probation Violation   
  • Kemper Academy kicks off school year
    Kemper Academy held its annual open house this past Thursday at the school.
  • Cordexster Grace, 24, 5780 New Hope Rd De Kalb, MS, Charges: Probation Violation  
  • A rise in the unemployment rate in June was typical for this time of the year in Mississippi as school was out and more people are being counted as unemployed in the job market.
  • Scooba Day brings many to their Kemper County roots
    A steady crowd came throughout the weekend to be a part of the Scooba Reunion. Activities started Friday and continued through Sunday. It was a time for visiting and catching up with former classmates, friends and relatives. Some had never lived in Scooba but had family who had and wanted to returns to see what it was all about.
  • Kemper County MHV will host its annual County Fair Exhibit and Fundraiser. Fair exhibits will be on display at the Farmer’s Market August 1 – 2. Viewing is open to the public from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug.1 and 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. August 2. Fair exhibit entries are open to all Kemper County residents. Contact our office for a registration form. Our annual fundraiser is set for August 2  from 11-2.
  • Primary elections set for Tuesday
    Mississippi’s primary elections will be held Tuesday, August 6, with five races being contested in the Kemper County Democratic Primary.
  • Who doesn't love a good barbeque. All these temping aromas and taste just scream for us to indulge. Never fear, we can rest assured that we can cook even barbeque in the low carb style. Remember planning and moderation are the keys to healthy eating.
  • Local students attend Farm Bureau Safety Camp
    Campers from across the state pick up important tips to stay safe while also having fun
  • Fred’s closing expected to sting
    News that the Fred’s store in DeKalb will be one of 129 closing in the coming weeks was a cause of great concern for Mayor Clark Adams.
  • Kemper County’s Gordon brings home national award
    Alkeydra Gordon, a junior at Kemper County High School, had some good news to report to the school board during their Thursday night meeting at Central Office.
  • Center Ridge M.B. Church,  Reverend Reginald Brumfield, pastor, will have a Children Day Program on Sunday, July 28. Guest minister is Reverend Joseph Stone from Second Baptist Church in Starkville, Miss.
  • West Kemper Elementary mourns loss of veteran educator Lucas
    On Friday, July 5, 2019, the Kemper County School District was stunned to learn of the sudden passing of longtime educator, Annette Stewart-Lucas, especially her West Kemper Elementary family.  Mrs. Lucas was the heart of West Kemper Elementary arriving at school before 6:00 a.m. most mornings to greet co-workers and students.  She was employed as a teacher and later the librarian of the school for 32 years.  
  • Obie Drew Clifton, 29, 401 West College St Louisville, MS, Charges: Commercial Burglary 
  • Big crowd expected for Scooba reunion
    With more than 1,000 people expected this Saturday for the Scooba Reunion, Mayor Craig Nave said the last couple of weeks have been pretty busy.
  • I find that the hardest thing to battle in this new life style of eating low carb is battling my sweet tooth. Whenever you go into a store, or turn on the tv, you are bombarded with gooey, delicious looking sweet visions that smell even better. One way to resist is to keep an arsenal of low carb sweets on hand to help battle these cravings. Remember, with planning and moderation, you can eat a healthier low c
  • Sherrenda Wilson, 32, 909 Rice Rd Crawford, MS,  Charges: Petit Larceny 
  • One member of the East Mississippi Community College football team died and two others were injured in a one-vehicle accident last Wednesday afternoon in Clarke County.
  • How can we eat this summer favorite? Here are some summer favorites with a low carb twist. Remember low carb life style is possible with planning and moderation.
  • All Candidates on the August Primary Ballot are welcomed and invited to participate at the Meet & Greet Program on July 13, 2019, Saturday at 5 p.m. at Kemper Springs Community Center, 2397 Kemper Springs Road, DeKalb MS 39328.  All are welcomed to come out and meet the candidates.  For more information, contact 601-743-4371 or 601-490-0808 or 601-513-3598
  • Robbins honored for service to his country
    A decorated Korean War veteran was honored with the G.V. “Sonny” Montgomery Patriot award during the annual July 4th Independence Day celebration at Kemper County Court House in DeKalb.
  • 18 Kemper County students complete EMCC Lion Academy
    SCOOBA — Eighteen Kemper County High School students who graduated from East Mississippi Community College’s Lion Academy were awarded certificates of completion in a June 27 ceremony in the college’s F.R. Young Student Union on the Scooba campus.
  • A place to spend the holidays
    And there are campsites available so you can settle in and enjoy the beautiful scenery while trying to catch some crappie, blue gill bream, catfish, largemouth and spotted bass.
  • The Kemper County Chamber of Commerce and the Kemper County Historical Association proudly announce plans for joint celebrations for July 4, 2019. The Kemper Chamber's Independence Day Celebration and Veterans Memorial Service will start at 10 a.m. on the Courthouse Square, with the presentation of the "Sonny" Montgomery Patriot Award. Immediately following will be the unveiling of the Rubin Kemper historical marker, on the east side of the courthouse square. Please make plans to join us for both of these memorable events. If you have any questions call 601-743-5060. 
  • While we put enjoying our summer, a popular pastime is fishing. You may be saying, "I can't go fishing because I can't eat them.” Wrong! There are low carb ways to enjoy those fish and eat healthy. Here's a few ways you might try.
  • Carlos L Hampton, 31, 14799 Hwy 16W De Kalb, MS, Charges:  Speeding; Seatbelt Violation; No Proof of Insurance; Probation Violation
  • The Class of 1956 of the old DeKalb High School held its reunion in the Young building on the campus of East Mississippi Community College in Scooba on Saturday, June 22.
  • In a little more than a month, Kemper County Democratic and Republican party voters will be going to the polls for the primary elections.
  • We love shrimp in my house. I'm always looking for low carb ways to cook shrimp. Here are a few recipes that caught my eye.
  • Mississippi’s unemployment rate in May 2019 was 4.9 percent, a slight over the month increase of one-tenth of a percentage point from April 2019.
  • Editor’s note: The Kemper County Messenger publishes the Community Calendar weekly in this space. It covers events, announcements and happenings in Kemper County. We welcome your news and comments. If you would like to have something placed in the Kemper Messenger, contact the office at 601-743-6770 during business hours; or mail it to Kemper Messenger, P.O. 546, DeKalb, MS, 39328. The Messenger’s writer, Steve Swogetinsky, may be reached at 601-776-6102.