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Sheriff’s office reports 2 suspicious vehicle calls Wednesday

Transport, Jackson-Liberty Drive Transport, Lawrence County line/Hwy. 84 E Extra patrol, Old St. John Road Suspicious vehicle on ... Read more | Add your comment

Jail docket: 4 arrested on warrants Wednesday

Benjamin Ray Williams, 10/10/1975, 2805 Big Creek Drive, Bogue Chitto — arrested on Mississippi Department of Corrections warrant, ... Read more | Add your comment

West Lincoln’s Stars come out to shine

West Lincoln senior Jeremy Wells says state of mind is very important to him. That’s why he wants ... Read more | Add your comment

Police report 3 calls of burglary, theft Wednesday

Brookhaven Police Department reports, Wednesday Loud music on East Minnesota Street Fire department assist on Natchez Avenue Extra ... Read more | Add your comment

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West Lincoln’s Stars come out to shine

West Lincoln senior Jeremy Wells says state of mind is very important to him. That’s why he wants to be a mental health counselor after ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brett Campbell.

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Venue set for Flowers capital murder trial

The venue has been for the capital murder trial of a man accused of killing Brookhaven police officers James White and Zach Moak in 2018. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brett Campbell.

Courthouse Records

MHP reports 1 wreck Wednesday

Mississippi Highway Patrol Troop M reported one single-vehicle wreck Wednesday, at 4:23 p.m. on I-55 northbound at exit 42. There were no injuries. Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Thursday, May 6, 2021 2:00 pm

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Co-Lin announces student art winners

Copiah-Lincoln Community College has named winners of its annual Student Art Show. Art instructors Chris Brady and Janet C. Smith presented the awards. Sherrie Bullard ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Thursday, May 6, 2021 1:00 pm

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Head Start accepting applications for fall

Five County Head Start is now accepting applications for the fall. Low-income families with children ages birth to five years old are eligible to register ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Thursday, May 6, 2021 11:00 am

State/National News

Body of missing Mississippi student found on Alabama island

(AP) — Authorities have located the body of a Mississippi college student who disappeared into the Gulf of Mexico off Alabama’s Dauphin Island. Mayor Jeff ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Thursday, May 6, 2021 10:00 am

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Power crews reposting downtown

Power company crews were replacing a power pole on South First Street this morning, after the pole was catastrophically damaged in a Wednesday afternoon car ... Read more

by Brett Campbell, Thursday, May 6, 2021 9:00 am

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Co-Lin basketball to host summer camp

Copiah-Lincoln Community College will hold a basketball day camp for first- through eighth-grade girls and boys on Wednesday and Thursday, May 26 and 27. Registration ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Thursday, May 6, 2021 8:00 am

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Loyd Star, Bogue Chitto to begin 2A 2nd round baseball playoffs Thursday

Lincoln County has two of the final 16 MHSAA 2A baseball teams alive in the state playoffs as both Loyd Star and Bogue Chitto have ... Read more

by Cliff Furr, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 5:00 pm

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Van strikes power pole near Lincoln County courthouse

Law enforcement, EMTs and fire fighters responded to a one-vehicle wreck downtown Brookhaven just before 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. A white Ford Econoline van collided with ... Read more

by Brett Campbell, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 4:16 pm

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Ole Brook routs Wayne County, on to 2nd round

The Brookhaven High School bats woke up in a big way Monday as the Panthers (9-11) used 12 hits to get a 17-2 win in ... Read more

by Cliff Furr, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 4:00 pm

Opinion

Amid the Second Amendment ‘sanctuary’ movement, high court to hear gun rights case

Taking an ironic cue from the “sanctuary” movement used by mostly liberal communities that decided to take stands against enforcement and implementation of federal and ... Read more

by Special Report, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 3:00 pm

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Hog Wild bigger than ever

Hog Wild was a great success this year, according to event organizer Mark Porter. Thirty-eight teams competed in the barbecue competition — the largest number ... Read more

by Brett Campbell, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 2:00 pm

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New emergency management director sworn in

The new Lincoln County Emergency Management director was sworn in Monday at the regular meeting of the county’s Board of Supervisors. Chris Reid stood before ... Read more

by Brett Campbell, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 1:00 pm

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Multiple area students graduating from Ole Miss

The University of Mississippi will celebrate more than 5,000 candidates for graduation in the Class of 2021 during the university’s 168th commencement exercises April 29 ... Read more

by Brett Campbell, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 12:00 pm

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12 tornadoes confirmed Sunday; no fatalities reported from recent storms

No fatalities have been reported from the severe weather events of Sunday or Tuesday, according to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, though 12 tornadoes were ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 11:19 am

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State’s economy rebounding, but growth expected to slow

Mississippi is poised to have its biggest spike in economic growth since 2008, according to the latest forecast report by the state economist. But that ... Read more

by Mississippi Today, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 11:00 am

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MDOT law enforcement absorbed by Department of Public Safety

Beginning July 1, Mississippi Department of Transportation law enforcement responsibilities will be under control of the Mississippi Department of Public Safety. Commissioner Sean Tindell this ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 10:00 am

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BA tennis plays for 4A state today

Brookhaven Academy will look to bring back first-place finishes from the River City today as Vicksburg hosts the MAIS 4A State Tournament. The duo of ... Read more

by Cliff Furr, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 9:00 am

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Car is potential prize at Co-Lin golf classic

Prentiss Smith, of Toyota of Brookhaven, hands over the keys to a 2021 Toyota Camry XSE to Angela Furr with the Copiah-Lincoln Community College Foundation. ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 8:00 am

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Co-Lin softball postseason party begins Wednesday at MACCC State Tournament

Winning is fun. That’s a maxim that we all know. Not all teams have fun winning though. Some slog towards victory with tight-lipped determination — ... Read more

by Cliff Furr, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 6:00 pm

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Young alligator visits with West Lincoln elementary students

Joseph Durr has trapped about 100 alligators over the past six years. As the area’s official nuisance alligator trapper, Durr typically is called to remove ... Read more

by Brett Campbell, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 5:00 pm

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Annual ‘Best of’ contest has begun

Nominations are open now for the 2021 Best of Southwest Mississippi contest. This recognition program, sponsored by Brookhaven Magazine and The Daily Leader, recognizes and ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 4:00 pm

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Garden club creates colorful planters

The Wesson Garden Club met April 20 at Wesson Baptist Church. Members present were Marilyn Britt, Debbie Hoaglin, Alana Hughes, Rhonda Ishee, Camille Johnston, June ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 3:00 pm

Opinion

May the Fourth is a special day to me

Tuesday was May the Fourth, a day that holds special significance for me, and not just because I am a Star Wars nerd. Eight years ... Read more

by Brett Campbell, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 2:00 pm

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Brookhaven storm shelter open

The FEMA/Brookhaven Building at 1154 Belt Line Drive is open for anyone desiring shelter from potential severe storms today. “Bring any essentials you will need, ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 1:16 pm

Crime Reports

Jail docket: 1 arrested for domestic violence assault

Edward Wall Jr., 08/05/1973, 153 Cedar St. — arrested on probation violation, by Mississippi Department of Corrections. Mark Randal Case, 05/17/1967, 1030 Mallalieu Drive — ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 1:00 pm