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BPD searching for 3 in connection with Friday homicide

Two men and one woman are wanted for questioning in relation to a homicide on Friday in Brookhaven. ... Read more | Add your comment

Late-night shooting ends in arrest, search

Five men have been involved in a late-night shooting in Brookhaven that has led to one arrest and ... Read more | Add your comment

New fire station is complete, crew to move in soon

The North First Street Fire Station is complete. When the Brookhaven Board of Aldermen reconvened its regular June ... Read more | Add your comment

Longtime educator, coach Myers has retired

Mickey Myers, longtime Lincoln County educator and administrator, has retired after nearly 40 years in the public school ... Read more | Add your comment

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BPD searching for 3 in connection with Friday homicide

Two men and one woman are wanted for questioning in relation to a homicide on Friday in Brookhaven. Anton Trebien Taylor, Malcolm Jawara Tyler and ... Read more | Add your comment

by Daily Leader Staff.

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Late-night shooting ends in arrest, search

Five men have been involved in a late-night shooting in Brookhaven that has led to one arrest and a search for another suspect. A call ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brett Campbell.

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Lincoln County COVID-19 update: Virus not on holiday as cases still climb higher

When planning cookouts, fireworks displays or other get-togethers for this holiday weekend, individuals should remember that viruses and other illnesses don’t take holidays. The Centers ... Read more

by Brett Campbell, Thursday, July 2, 2020 4:35 pm

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MHP wants motorists to ‘Drive Right’ this summer

The Mississippi Highway Patrol is asking motorists to have a “Drive Right” mentality this summer, but especially across the Independence Day holiday weekend. MHP will ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Thursday, July 2, 2020 4:32 pm

Opinion

We should get over our discomfort and help others

“When can I get this cast off, Daddy?” my daughter asked me. “Soon,” I answered. “It’s so uncomfortable. It itches and it smells funny,” she ... Read more

by Brett Campbell, Thursday, July 2, 2020 4:22 pm

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MBS to host COVID-19 antibody testing drive July 10

Mississippi Blood Services will host a COVID-19 antibody testing drive at Petsense in the coming week. MBS will be set up at Petsense on Brookway ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Thursday, July 2, 2020 4:19 pm

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Lawrence County softball senior class big part of Lady Cougar success

The 2020 senior softball class at Lawrence County saw the program reach some great heights during its time on the diamond. Their freshman season the ... Read more

by Cliff Furr, Thursday, July 2, 2020 4:18 pm

State/National News

Bills to help former prisoners re-enter workforce ‘dead’

(AP) — Two criminal justice bills aimed at helping former prisoners re-enter the workforce have stalled in the Mississippi Legislature after lawmakers couldn’t come to ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Thursday, July 2, 2020 8:42 am

State/National News

Former lawmaker retires as Mississippi’s top tax collector

(AP) — Mississippi’s top tax collector is retiring after four years in that job, and Republican Gov. Tate Reeves will nominate someone to succeed him. ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Thursday, July 2, 2020 8:41 am

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Is Prohibition about to end in Mississippi?

Prohibition is about to come to an end in Mississippi — unless it does not. Gov. Tate Reeves signed a bill late Tuesday removing the ... Read more

by Brett Campbell, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 11:28 am

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This state flag is coming down — Legislature sends bill to governor with historic vote to retire 126-year-old banner

Sunday, members of the Mississippi State Legislature took a step that many argue was a long time coming, voting to retire the state flag and ... Read more

by Brett Campbell, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 5:17 pm

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Leggett takes reins of Loyd Star softball, Britt pulls double duty in basketball

The Lincoln County School Board recently approved the promotion of Scott Leggett to head softball coach at Loyd Star for the 2020-2021 school year. Leggett ... Read more

by Cliff Furr, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 4:33 pm

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After 40 years of service, KDMC nurse/educator to retire

King’s Daughters Medical Center’s Chief Regulatory Officer Cathy Beeson Bridge is retiring after 40 years with the hospital. Bridge was hired as a staff nurse ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 4:27 pm

Opinion

Death of a deputy

On June 12th — the same day a Wendy’s parking lot in Atlanta made the news — a parking lot two states away in Mendenhall, ... Read more

by Kim Henderson, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 4:26 pm

Opinion

The path to changing the state flag proves views do evolve

Mississippi’s tense and emotional public debate of removing the Confederate Battle Flag from the canton corner of the state flag evoked some of the more ... Read more

by Special Report, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 4:26 pm

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Summer reading program continues at Lincoln County Public Library

The Lincoln County Library is offering its annual summer reading program in an alternative way. This year’s theme is “Imagine Your Story,” and will last ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 4:25 pm

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Lincoln County COVID-19 update: 21 new cases of virus in county, 2 new deaths

The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus COVID-19 in Lincoln County rose from 413 Thursday to 434 Tuesday. The county’s coronavirus-related deaths have risen by ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 4:24 pm

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‘Sen. Hudson’ is the face of Life Equality Act

A 2-year-old boy with ties to Lincoln County is the face of the “Human Life Equality Act of 2020,” a bill recently passed by both ... Read more

by Brett Campbell, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 4:20 pm

News

Take note of Independence Day closings

In observance of Independence Day, The Daily Leader office will be closed Friday, July 3. The newspaper will publish its weekend edition July 3. The ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 2:34 pm

State/National News

Netflix invests $10M in Black-owned credit union in south

(AP) — Netflix on Tuesday announced a $10 million investment in a Mississippi-based credit union to build economic opportunities in Black communities across the Deep ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 1:53 pm

State/National News

Inmate convicted of sex crimes dies in Mississippi hospital

(AP) — The Mississippi Department of Corrections says an autopsy will be done on an inmate who died Saturday in a Jackson hospital. The department ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 1:51 pm

State/National News

Mississippi family says reform bill should be retroactive

(AP) — Mississippi lawmakers are considering a change to a law to reduce long prison sentences given to habitual offenders whose past crimes were either ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Monday, June 29, 2020 3:15 pm

State/National News

Look away, Dixie: Mississippi to lose rebel emblem from flag

(AP) — Mississippi lawmakers voted Sunday to surrender the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag, more than a century after white supremacist legislators adopted ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Sunday, June 28, 2020 8:49 pm

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Governor extends Safe Return Order to protect public health amid rising cases

Friday, Gov. Tate Reeves extended his Safe Return order an additional week to protect Mississippians and limit transmission as cases rise in the state. Consulting ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Saturday, June 27, 2020 8:20 pm

State/National News

Mississippi takes step toward dropping rebel image from flag

(AP) — Spectators at the Mississippi Capitol broke into cheers and applause Saturday as lawmakers took a big step toward erasing the Confederate battle emblem ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Saturday, June 27, 2020 7:47 pm

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GP donates $19K to Lawrence County schools

Georgia-Pacific Monticello recently announced a donation of $19,000 to the Lawrence County School District. The contribution was made to support several education initiatives. It will ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Friday, June 26, 2020 5:09 pm

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Brookhaven School District Board of Trustees addresses grants, ’20-’21 budget

The Brookhaven School District Board of Trustees conducted a series of meetings Tuesday that focused primarily on funding for the upcoming school year. The board ... Read more

by Brett Campbell, Friday, June 26, 2020 5:08 pm