Kemper County

Kemper County, Mississippi

PO Box 188
De Kalb, MS 39328
Phone: (601) 743-2460
Fax: (601) 743-2789

On the central eastern border of MS, north of Meridian; organized Dec 23, 1833 from Indian lands. Name Origin: For Reuben Kemper (?-1827), hero of the Florida and Mexican Wars

Area (sq mi):: 767.00 (land 766.13; water 0.87) Population per square mile: 13.40
Population 2005: 10,246 State rank: 74 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.00%; 1990-2000 0.90% Population 2000: 10,453 (White 38.90%; Black or African American 58.10%; Hispanic or Latino 0.70%; Asian 0.10%; Other 2.80%). Foreign born: 0.40%. Median age: 35.20
Income 2000: per capita $11,985; median household $23,998; Population below poverty level: 26.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $16,685-$17,711
Unemployment (2004): 8.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.50% Median travel time to work: 33.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 60.50%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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He was nearly 40-yearsold when he managed to track down and then meet his father and his US family, which opened his eyes to the suffering of the black community in the area where his father was born and raised - Kemper County and the infamous 'killing fields' for black African-Americans.
In connection with the DOE closeout discussions, on April 29, 2019, the Civil Division of the Department of Justice informed Southern Company and Mississippi Power of an investigation related to the Kemper County energy facility.
Adelman recently won a landmark victory in the Mississippi Supreme Court in which he opposed the attempt by Mississippi Power Company to increase rates for the construction of the Kemper County IGCC Plant prior to its operation.
Stennis, a native of the Kipling community of Kemper County
At the end of June, Mississippi Power Company notified the Mississippi Public Service Commission that it will immediately suspend lignite coal gasification operations at its Kemper County facility and the plant will continue operating as a natural gas plant.
In the wake of the "creepy clown" sightings and scares across the country, Kemper County in Mississippi is not pulling any punches this Halloween. County supervisors issued a ban against clown costumes, masks or makeup worn in public during the holiday, the Associated Press (http://www.cbsnews.com/news/kemper-county-mississippi-bans-clown-costumes-until-nov-1/) reported Thursday. Effective through Nov.
Southern Company subsidiary Mississippi Power today announced it had achieved another major milestone with the first electricity generated by clean syngas produced from Mississippi lignite at the company's Kemper County energy facility.
International Resource News-July 18, 2016--Mississippi Power starts developing syngas using lignite at Kemper County energy facility
The report said last year was most active construction period, with Canada's Boundary Dam power station (CO2 capture capacity 1 Mtpa), coming online and two more Kemper County Energy Facility (CO2 capacity 3 Mtpa) in Mississippi, USA and Petra Nova Carbon Capture Project (CO2 capacity 1.4 Mtpa) in Texas, to be operational in 2015/ 2016.
Effective immediately, Troxclair will lead and oversee the company's Kemper County energy facility project through construction and startup and ongoing commercial operations.
According to Vattenfall's Rolland, the best hope for anything other than business as usual is wrapped up in the fate of the two North American CCS projects: Mississippi's Kemper County energy facility and the Boundary Dam power station in Estevan, Canada.
There is a plant in the US that's under construction - the Kemper County IGCC plant in Mississippi which is being developed by Mississippi Power, part of Southern Company.