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St. Joe rides May to win over West Lincoln Bears

In a game between two evenly matched 2A teams it was the Madison-St. Joseph Bruins (2-1) who took ... Read more | Add your comment

2nd-half Hazlehurst rally spoils WAC home opener

The Wesson Attendance Center Cobras saw an early 27-point lead evaporate Friday night as the Hazlehurst Indians rallied ... Read more | Add your comment

Football roundup: Cougars knocked off by Cathedral, Hornets comeback over Ethel

Cathedral School 27, Brookhaven Academy 17 A fourth-quarter lead for the Brookhaven Academy Cougars wouldn’t hold Friday night ... Read more | Add your comment

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Know your pastor: Priest wants to reach everyone

Years before he became the priest at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Brookhaven, Father Mano Thanugundla was miles away in his homeland of ... Read more | Add your comment

by Daily Leader Staff.

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COVID-19 update: Statewide daily cases dropping

The rate of coronavirus cases appears to be dropping as Mississippi prepares for the fall season. On Friday, the Mississippi Department of Health released the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Daily Leader Staff.

State/National News

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

(AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a diminutive yet towering women’s rights champion who became the court’s second female justice, died Friday at ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Friday, September 18, 2020 7:11 pm

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Trial date set for suspect in child’s murder

A Wesson man charged with second-degree murder made an appearance in Lincoln County Circuit Court Thursday and a trial date was set. John Weathersby, 26, ... Read more

by Brett Campbell, Friday, September 18, 2020 4:28 pm

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You asked: Is my hand sanitizer safe for my family to use?

Q: Is my hand sanitizer safe for my family to use? A: Probably so. Is hand sanitizer something everyday people should be concerned about? Well, ... Read more

by Brett Campbell, Friday, September 18, 2020 4:22 pm

Opinion

Initiative 65 is all about money, not your health

There’s a $14 billion dollar industry that wants to sell their product in Mississippi. It’s backed by powerful and wealthy investment firms. Studies show their ... Read more

by Special Report, Friday, September 18, 2020 2:45 pm

State/National News

$6M to Mississippi groups to respond to domestic violence

(AP) — Mississippi organizations will split more than $6 million from the federal government to respond to domestic violence, U.S. attorneys Chad Lamar and Mike ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Friday, September 18, 2020 10:27 am

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Log truck wrecks, avoids striking school bus

A potentially deadly crash was averted Thursday afternoon when the driver of a log truck ran off the road intentionally to avoid striking a stopped ... Read more

by Brett Campbell, Thursday, September 17, 2020 4:36 pm

State/National News

At least 1 dead, hundreds rescued after Hurricane Sally

(AP) — Hurricane Sally lumbered ashore near the Florida-Alabama line Wednesday with 105 mph (165 kph) winds and rain measured in feet, not inches, killing ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Thursday, September 17, 2020 11:08 am

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COVID-19 Update: 1 new death recorded for Lincoln County

Lincoln County had one new COVID-19 death reported Thursday by the Mississippi State Department of Health. The death occurred between Aug. 19 and Sept. 6, ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Thursday, September 17, 2020 11:01 am

State/National News

Senators seek highest civilian honor for Till and his mother

(AP) — Congress should give the nation’s highest civilian honor posthumously to Emmett Till and his mother, Mamie Till-Mobley, a Republican and a Democratic senator ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 4:37 pm

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Joint child endangerment investigation results in multiple arrests, seizures

Multiple arrests have been made in a joint investigation of child endangerment involving drugs in Pike County. Tuesday, agents with the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics ... Read more

by Brett Campbell, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 2:54 pm

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Bill advances to rename Brookhaven post office for fallen officers

A bill to rename the post office in downtown Brookhaven passed the U.S. House of Representatives Monday. Congressman Michael Guest (R-MS-03) announced the legislation in ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 12:37 pm

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Coast Guard conducts first Hurricane Sally post-storm overflights along Gulf Coast

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is conducting critical incident search and rescue overflights Wednesday along the Eastern Gulf Coast Region for Hurricane Sally post-storm ... Read more

by Special Report, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 10:38 am

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COVID-19 Update: No new cases, deaths in Lincoln County

Lincoln County had no new COVID-19 cases or deaths reported Wednesday, with totals remaining at 1,026 cases and 52 deaths, according to data released from ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 10:32 am

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Entergy trucks stage for storm response

Thirty-eight Entergy power crews staged trucks in Brookhaven Tuesday in anticipation of needed response to those who would lose power in the path of Hurricane ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 9:53 am

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All 4 Lincoln County schools are in action this Friday

For the first time this season all four Lincoln County schools will take the field for high school football Friday night. Enterprise is making its ... Read more

by Cliff Furr, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 4:41 pm

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Case and Haley are The Daily Leader Players of the Week

BA’s Corey Case and Wesson’s Terrance Haley are this week’s Daily Leader Players of the Week. Case stuffs the stat line to earn OPOW Brookhaven ... Read more

by Cliff Furr, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 4:40 pm

State/National News

Casino boats break loose in storm; dock damaged

BAYOU LA BATRE, Ala. — Two large casino boats broke loose Tuesday from a dock where they were undergoing construction work in Alabama as Hurricane ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 4:07 pm

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Hurricane Sally ushers in the rain

Rains fell heavily over East Monticello Street and Brookhaven High School as the edges of Hurricane Sally began to reach the city Tuesday afternoon. Earlier ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 4:04 pm

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New Lincoln County election commissioner sworn in

The Lincoln County Board of Supervisors has chosen a new election commissioner for District 5. On Sept. 7, the board of supervisors met to discuss ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 4:04 pm

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COVID-19 update: Lincoln County’s positive virus cases staying low

Lincoln County reported nine new cases of COVID-19 since Friday and no new deaths, bringing the county’s case total to 1,026 while the death total ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 4:03 pm

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Brookhaven approves city ’20-’21 budget

The City of Brookhaven has approved its general budget for Fiscal Year 2020-2021. In a special-called meeting of the Brookhaven Board of Aldermen Monday, the ... Read more

by Brett Campbell, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 4:01 pm

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Brookhaven woman continues role as MSU alumni director

The director of the Lincoln County Chapter of The Mississippi State University Alumni Association has been welcomed into a second term as Mississippi South 2 ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 3:36 pm

Opinion

Volunteers on hold: Closed doors and memories of bingo at Brook Manor

Back before COVID closed doors around here, nursing home residents played bingo like they meant it. So what if they used bottle-tops for tokens. “0-68.” ... Read more

by Kim Henderson, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 3:30 pm

Opinion

It’s ‘Déjà vu all over again’ for Mississippi voters

The late New York Yankees catcher Yogi Berra would love this one. The 2020 Mississippi U.S. Senate race between incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith ... Read more

by Special Report, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 3:28 pm

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First Bank names new market president

First Bank Brookhaven has recently named Jeremy Winborne as market president. A Brookhaven native, Winborne is a commercial lender and former First Bank vice president.  ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 3:27 pm