By Austin Bishop
Here are some interesting articles from issues of The Kemper County Messenger from one, five, 10, 25, 50 and 80 years ago.
ONE YEAR AGO
(JUNE 3, 2021)
– DeKalb voters head to the polls on Tuesday to choose their mayor for the next four years. Incumbent Mayor Clark Adams is challenged by former Mayor Homer Hall, who served four terms in the position. Adams is running as a Democrat and Hall as an Independent.
– East Mississippi Community College’s Austin Beech, Blayze Berry, Cade Davis and Rye McGlothin all earned All-MACCC baseball honors.
FIVE YEARS AGO
(1 JUNE 2017)
– Friday night at the Kemper County High School gymnasium, 80 nervous and excited seniors prepared to take the stage and receive their diplomas in front of a standing crowd of only family, friends and friends. supporters.
– Area residents can now register to be a member of the East Mississippi Community College Wellness Center on the Scooba campus.
10 YEARS AGO
(31 MAY 2012)
– The ninth annual Kemper County Relay For Life event takes place Friday night and it looks like organizers are well on their way to meeting their $46,300 goal.
“Lake Kemper has a new crèche. Britt Harris comes to Kemper County from Decatur in Newton County, where he spent his childhood.
25 YEARS AGO
(29 MAY 1997)
– The Miss Kemper Lake pageant held in conjunction with the annual Kemper Lake Day will take place on Saturday, June 14 at 11 a.m. and the entry deadline is fast approaching. The day is sponsored by the Kemper County Tourism Committee.
— East Mississippi Community College President Dr. Thomas L. Davis recently attended a one-day international symposium in Washington, DC. The symposium focused on community colleges, the technical workforce and industrial competitiveness.
–Kemper Academy’s Emily Darnell, a third baseman for the Lady Rams softball team who recently finished third in the state, signed scholarship papers last week to play for East Mississippi Community College.
50 YEARS AGO
(JUNE 1, 1972)
— On Sunday, June 11, the children of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Baty will pay tribute to them on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary.
— Mrs. Carolyn Reed Hill is retiring after 44 years of service in the Kemper County school system.
80 YEARS AGO
(28 MAY 1942)
– County Officer BH Dixon said this week that county’s quota of 6,000 peanut acres had not been met. This quota, the highest in the state, was about 70% filled. Dixon said peanuts were let through his offices for about 2,500 acres and that purchases of peanut seeds from other sources likely inflated the total to 4,000 or 4,500.
— Mrs. JT Craig from Scooba recently brought in some sorghum. We’ll put her against anyone when it comes to making sorghum.
–Bobbie Lee Poole, son of City Marshal Bob Poole, broke his leg Sunday afternoon when he fell on a road embankment on Meridian Road south of the city. He was taken to Meridian Airport Government Hospital and reportedly is doing well.