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Two Lincoln County school board members have been sworn in to continue their service

Two Lincoln County School District board members will continue to serve the district after its regular meeting. On ... Read more | Add your comment

BA Cougars are Pee Wee basketball champs

The Brookhaven Academy fifth grade boys’ basketball team recently took first place in its Pee Wee postseason basketball ... Read more | Add your comment

Enterprise students experience history on Inauguration Day

Area students were eager to “experience history” on Wednesday. Enterprise Attendance Center juniors in history teacher’s Trace Abdul-Hadi’s ... Read more | Add your comment

Lady Panthers region soccer champs again

The Brookhaven High girls’ soccer team won its regular season region championship for an eighth straight season last ... Read more | Add your comment

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Two Lincoln County school board members have been sworn in to continue their service

Two Lincoln County School District board members will continue to serve the district after its regular meeting. On Tuesday, the school board met at Bogue ... Read more | Add your comment

by Gracie Byrne.

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Enterprise students experience history on Inauguration Day

Area students were eager to “experience history” on Wednesday. Enterprise Attendance Center juniors in history teacher’s Trace Abdul-Hadi’s classroom were able to watch the inauguration ... Read more | Add your comment

by Gracie Byrne.

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New Brookhaven subdivision progressing on schedule

The Mill Creek subdivision project is making progress toward its goal to be completed in spring. Brookhaven Building Inspector David Fearn made electrical meter inspections ... Read more

by Brett Campbell, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 12:00 pm

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Duo arrested for murder to make initial court appearance

Two murder suspects have been captured in Lawrence County after a search Tuesday by law enforcement and will make their initial appearance in Rankin County ... Read more

by Brett Campbell, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 11:01 am

My Turn

It’s all a matter of balance, and right focus

It’s all a matter of balance. Anyone who has dealt with inner ear problems knows what balance and focus means. Medically speaking, small crystals in ... Read more

by My Turn, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 10:00 am

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2 murder suspects captured in Lawrence County

Two murder suspects have been captured in Lawrence County after a search by law enforcement. Sheriff Ryan Everett confirmed the two suspects were wanted for ... Read more

by Brett Campbell, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 10:07 pm

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Murder suspect captured in Lawrence County

A murder suspect has been captured in Lawrence County after a search by law enforcement. Sheriff Ryan Everett confirmed the suspect was wanted for murder ... Read more

by Brett Campbell, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 8:23 pm

Opinion

With Democrat trifecta in Washington, Republicans stand at uneasy crossroads

At noon today with the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, Democrats will control the White House, the U.S. House of Representatives and narrowly the U.S. ... Read more

by Special Report, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 7:00 pm

News - Main

MHSAA regular season soccer wraps up

Soccer season is in its final week of regular season play for local MHSAA schools as the postseason draws nigh. In Region 7-Class I (1A/2A/3A) ... Read more

by Cliff Furr, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 6:00 pm

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JSU band to perform for pre-inauguration celebration

The Jackson State University band is scheduled to be a featured band in Tuesday’s presidential pre-inauguration ceremony, and local alumni are thrilled about it. Louis ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 5:02 pm

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Bank of Brookhaven names new vice president

Brookhaven native Colby Calcote has been named Bank of Brookhaven’s newest vice president. Bank chairman Bill Sones made the announcement recently. Calcote has more than ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 4:10 pm

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Foster homes give veterans options

Medical foster homes offer long-term care options for veterans in Brookhaven. The first Mississippi Veterans Administration Medical Foster Home opened in Brookhaven in 2010. MFHs ... Read more

by Brett Campbell, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 10:33 am

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20,000 new vaccine appointments opened Monday

The addition of 20,000 new vaccination appointments into the state’s scheduling system Monday afternoon was announced by Gov. Reeves during a press conference. The appointments ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Monday, January 18, 2021 4:55 pm

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Waitr has made its way to Brookhaven

Waitr, the food delivery service, has come to Brookhaven. The idea of food delivery is changing in Lincoln County. Waitr, a popular delivery service, has ... Read more

by Gracie Byrne, Monday, January 18, 2021 4:44 pm

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Mask mandates extended

Friday, Gov. Tate Reeves extended the mask mandates that cover most of the state. Reeves’ Executive Order 1542 extends the Safe Recovery Order of Executive ... Read more

by Brett Campbell, Monday, January 18, 2021 4:05 pm

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KDMC has administered its second shipment of the Moderna vaccine

King’s Daughters Medical Center administered more than 500 vaccines Saturday morning. The staff at KDMC administered vaccines to residents age 75 and above. These residents ... Read more

by Gracie Byrne, Monday, January 18, 2021 3:44 pm

State/National News

Civil Rights, history museums free on MLK Jr. Day

(AP) — The Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and the Museum of Mississippi History will be free to the public on Monday in honor of Martin ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Monday, January 18, 2021 11:36 am

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Southwest Electric to open district office in Brookhaven

Southwest Electric is moving forward with a plan to build a district office in Brookhaven. The Lorman-based company is exploring the possibility of purchasing approximately ... Read more

by Brett Campbell, Monday, January 18, 2021 11:16 am

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Businesses, offices to close in honor of MLK Day

Several area businesses and government offices will be closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 18. The following have announced their schedules for ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Sunday, January 17, 2021 10:00 am

State/National Sports

Notre Dame’s game at Howard on MLK Day canceled

The men’s basketball game between Notre Dame and Howard scheduled for Monday has been canceled because of COVID-19 concerns in the Howard program. The Bison ... Read more

by Brett Campbell, Saturday, January 16, 2021 2:07 pm

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City candidate field growing

Twenty people have filed their intent to qualify so far for the 2021 Brookhaven municipal elections. The qualifying period began Jan. 4 and will conclude ... Read more

by Brett Campbell, Saturday, January 16, 2021 12:00 pm

News

Daily Leader welcomes new publisher

Kevin Warren has been named publisher of The Brookhaven Daily Leader, Brookhaven Magazine, The Prentiss Headline, The Natchez Democrat and Natchez the Magazine and related ... Read more

by Stacy Graning, Saturday, January 16, 2021 11:00 am

Galleries

Arts Guild kicks off year with shows, membership drive

The Brookhaven Regional Arts Guild Members Show 2021 is underway, and is 100% virtual. More than a dozen artist members are participating in the online ... Read more

by Brett Campbell, Saturday, January 16, 2021 8:00 am

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MSA teacher named Educator of the Year

A Brookhaven teacher has won national recognition and a $1,000 grant. Tobie Lambert, of Lawrence County, has taught in Brookhaven at Mississippi School of the ... Read more

by Brett Campbell, Friday, January 15, 2021 7:00 pm

News - Main

West Lincoln Lady Bears remain perfect after big win over Wesson

Eleven up and 11 down thus far in the season for coach Brooks Smith and his West Lincoln girls’ basketball team. The Lady Bears (11-0) ... Read more

by Cliff Furr, Friday, January 15, 2021 5:30 pm

Opinion

So happy to be home again in Mississippi

“To understand the world, you must first understand a place like Mississippi.” The quote, attributed to the literary icon William Faulkner, hangs often in the ... Read more

by Stacy Graning, Friday, January 15, 2021 4:52 pm

News

MS National Guard sending troops to DC

The Mississippi National Guard is sending troops to Washington D.C. in preparation of the presidential inauguration Wednesday. Troops being sent from Mississippi will work to ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Friday, January 15, 2021 3:54 pm