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Softball roundup: West Lincoln, Brookhaven High notch Monday wins

Here’s a look at how local teams faired in Monday MHSAA softball action. West Lincoln at Wesson West ... Read more | Add your comment

Shooting puts 1 in hospital, 1 in jail

One man is behind bars and another is in the hospital after a Monday shooting. Evan Andrew Lang, ... Read more | Add your comment

COVID update: 1 new death in Lincoln County

One new death was reported for Lincoln County in the latest COVID-19 numbers from the Mississippi State Department ... Read more | Add your comment

Wesson ‘Butterbeans’ win state award

The 2020 Wesson Garden Club Junior Gardeners — “The Butterbeans” — were honored recently at the Keep Mississippi ... Read more | Add your comment

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Shooting puts 1 in hospital, 1 in jail

One man is behind bars and another is in the hospital after a Monday shooting. Evan Andrew Lang, 32, of Smithdale, was arrested without incident ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brett Campbell.

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Morgan Freeman TV series filming in Natchez, seeking cast members

An upcoming History Channel series to be filmed in Natchez is currently casting for both featured roles and extras. Each episode of the show, “Great ... Read more | Add your comment

by Daily Leader Staff.

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Mississippi health officer: Refrain from J&J vaccine for now

Johnson & Johnson vaccinations have been paused by the Mississippi State Department of Health as the first vaccine-related death has been reported by the CDC. ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 12:39 pm

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City sales tax receipts continue to climb

Sales tax receipts have continued their upward trend for the city of Brookhaven. At the close of 2020, the city had a year-to-date receipt total ... Read more

by Brett Campbell, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 12:00 pm

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Multiple gunshot victims including an officer at TN high school

The Knoxville Police Department confirmed multiple gunshot victims including an officer following a shooting at Austin-East High School on Monday afternoon. Knox County Sheriff’s Office ... Read more

by Special Report, Monday, April 12, 2021 3:49 pm

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BHS sweeps Region 5-5A track titles

The Brookhaven High track team defended its home turf by capturing the Division 5-5A track championships in both boys and girls last week on King ... Read more

by Cliff Furr, Monday, April 12, 2021 3:00 pm

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Jefferson Davis County deputy killed in on-duty accident

Jefferson Davis County Sheriff’s Deputy Pat Barnes was killed Saturday night in an accident on Hwy. 42 East. The accident happened just before 9 p.m. ... Read more

by Special Report, Monday, April 12, 2021 2:30 pm

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FEMA offering COVID-19 funeral assistance

Families who lost loved ones as a result of COVID-19 may now qualify for federal aid. Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Monday, April 12, 2021 1:55 pm

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Wesson Junior Gardeners receive state award

The 2020 Wesson Garden Club Junior Gardeners — “The Butterbeans” — were honored recently at the Keep Mississippi Beautiful Annual Awards/Great American Cleanup State Kickoff ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Monday, April 12, 2021 12:00 pm

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Monticello man dies in Sunday morning wreck

A Monticello man was killed in a one-vehicle wreck early Sunday morning on East Monticello Street in Lincoln County. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office received ... Read more

by Brett Campbell, Monday, April 12, 2021 10:00 am

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Storms bring damage, power outages across Southwest MS

Lincoln County saw some damage and multiple power outages from multiple storms that moved through Mississippi Friday night, bringing down trees and power lines, dropping ... Read more

by Brett Campbell, Monday, April 12, 2021 8:54 am

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Daily Leader All-Area boys’ basketball

Gavin Brogden Brookhaven Academy When his team needed a point guard to step up into that ultra-important role, Brookhaven Academy senior guard Gavin Brogden did ... Read more

by Cliff Furr, Saturday, April 10, 2021 4:00 pm

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Coach of the Year Seth Britt patiently molds young Hornets into region champs

It wasn’t pretty for Loyd Star in the early going of boys’ basketball this season. COVID-19 had robbed schools of many of their summer training ... Read more

by Cliff Furr, Saturday, April 10, 2021 2:00 pm

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Fortenberry stuffs stat lines for Cougar hoops, earns player of the year honors

It would appear that someone is trolling Brookhaven Academy junior Tyler Fortenberry online. Check his MaxPreps or Hudl profile and his height and weight are ... Read more

by Cliff Furr, Saturday, April 10, 2021 12:00 pm

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New Lincoln County Emergency Management director hired

Chris Reid is the new Lincoln County Emergency Management director. The Lincoln County Civil Defense Council made the hiring recommendation to both the county’s Board ... Read more

by Brett Campbell, Saturday, April 10, 2021 10:00 am

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Boy catches 2 bass on his first cast

Lincoln County 4-year-old Waylon “Way Way”  Richardson has done something most anglers can only dream about. On his first cast, two hungry bass struck the ... Read more

by Brett Campbell, Saturday, April 10, 2021 8:00 am

Opinion

I have some work to do this weekend

I have work to do this weekend. The truck needs some work. The yard needs some work. The house needs some general, weekly cleaning, and ... Read more

by Brett Campbell, Friday, April 9, 2021 7:00 pm

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‘A hopeful day’ — Habitat breaks ground on new house

More than two dozen people stood in the empty lot on Laird Circle to celebrate with a new Habitat for Humanity partner. The faces of ... Read more

by Brett Campbell, Friday, April 9, 2021 6:00 pm

Editorials

City will see a ‘new’ board of aldermen

No matter how you look at it, the Brookhaven Board of Aldermen will look different come July. Longtime Alderwoman at Large Karen Sullivan and Ward ... Read more

by Brett Campbell, Friday, April 9, 2021 5:00 pm

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Pinwheels point to child abuse awareness

Blue and silver pinwheels spin in the breeze across downtown Brookhaven and will continue to do so throughout the month of April. Each one represents ... Read more

by Brett Campbell, Friday, April 9, 2021 4:00 pm

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Welding students are earning job skills

The sparks fly when Lincoln County’s welding students are in the shop — and they’re not just from welding and grinding. The bright flashes come ... Read more

by Brett Campbell, Friday, April 9, 2021 3:04 pm

State/National News

Judge from Mississippi civil rights murder trial dies at 79

(AP) — A private funeral will be held Friday for the Mississippi judge who handed down a life sentence to the white supremacist convicted of ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Friday, April 9, 2021 1:45 pm

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It’s watermelon-growing time for Lincoln County 4th graders

The annual Fourth Grade Watermelon Contest is about to begin — the Lincoln County Master Gardeners’ yearly effort to get students involved in growing something ... Read more

by Brett Campbell, Friday, April 9, 2021 12:27 pm

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Severe weather expected across area today

Lincoln County is under a moderate risk of severe weather today, with a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 11 a.m. The mostly ... Read more

by Brett Campbell, Friday, April 9, 2021 8:40 am

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Runoff absentee voting has begun

Absentee voting for the Brookhaven Primary Runoff Election is underway Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. in the office of the City Clerk. The ... Read more

by Brett Campbell, Thursday, April 8, 2021 5:47 pm

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Forestry Commission warns against wisteria

Mississippi residents are encouraged not to plant Chinese or Japanese wisteria in their yards. The Mississippi Forestry Commission warns that the non-native plants are harmful ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Thursday, April 8, 2021 3:00 pm

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No rain today but severe weather coming Friday

No rain and temperatures in the 80s are expected for Lincoln County Thursday, with severe weather moving in Friday. The National Weather Service in Jackson ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Thursday, April 8, 2021 9:00 am