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Investigation continues into Hines Street murder

Brookhaven Police Department Chief investigators believe someone may have tampered with evidence at the scene of a recent ... Read more | Add your comment

Murder warrant issued in Cloverdale shooting death

A murder warrant has been issued for Armone Melike Sims in the recent shooting death of Darreyun James ... Read more | Add your comment

Doctor: Surge in COVID cases ‘horribly bad’

A leading medical doctor in Brookhaven says everyone needs to take the recent surge in coronavirus cases very ... Read more | Add your comment

Heat stress risk rises to ‘Significant’

Lincoln County’s “elevated risk” heat warning of Wednesday has elevated to a “significant risk” Thursday, according to the ... Read more | Add your comment

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Investigation continues into Hines Street murder

Brookhaven Police Department Chief investigators believe someone may have tampered with evidence at the scene of a recent murder. Kemon Funchess, 18, was killed July ... Read more | Add your comment

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Murder warrant issued in Cloverdale shooting death

A murder warrant has been issued for Armone Melike Sims in the recent shooting death of Darreyun James Pendleton on Wednesday, July 21. At approximately ... Read more | Add your comment

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Health department recommends everyone wear masks in public indoor settings amid Delta spread

The Mississippi State Department of Health issued new guidelines about mask-wearing during a Wednesday press conference. State epidemiologist Paul Byers said MSDH is now recommending, ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 4:53 pm

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USM Museum of Art wants painters’ submissions

The Museum of Art in The University of Southern Mississippi has announced a call for entries for its 2021 National Juried Painting Exhibition. Artists from ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 4:00 pm

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Area youth in national angus competition

Mary Stratton, of Crystal Springs, and Kathryn Johnson, of Ruth, represented Mississippi at the 2021 National Junior Angus Showmanship Contest, held in conjunction with the ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 2:00 pm

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Wreck backs up I-55 traffic in Lincoln County

Traffic is backed up on I-55 in Lincoln County as Mississippi Highway Patrol Troopers work a wreck involving a vehicle pulling a camper, according to ... Read more

by Brett Campbell, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 12:22 pm

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Extreme heat warning issued for region

Residents across the Southern U.S. are cautioned to practice heat safety as much of the South is under a heat warning today through the weekend. ... Read more

by Brett Campbell, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 12:00 pm

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Free med clinic to open for uninsured

A new, free medical clinic will open soon in Brookhaven. The clinic — operated by St. Andrew’s Mission Inc., a non-profit headquartered in McComb — ... Read more

by Brett Campbell, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 12:00 pm

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Dragon Axes is city’s newest entertainment

Dragon Axes is officially open for business. The ax bar opened its doors at the beginning of July. Missouri native Kevin Grubb thought it would ... Read more

by Emmaline Wolfe, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 10:00 am

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In-city lightning strike causes scare, some damage

Lightning struck a power pole in Brookhaven Tuesday, causing fallen lines to trap a woman in her vehicle. Around 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, a ... Read more

by Brett Campbell, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 9:54 am

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Courthouse trees coming down today

Oak trees around the Lincoln County/Brookhaven Governmental Complex have begun to come down. Workers from AJ’s Tree Service were busy cutting limbs and removing debris ... Read more

by Brett Campbell, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 8:28 am

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You asked: How safe is mosquito spraying in the city?

Summertime in Mississippi means many things — heat and humidity, fun times at parks and the lake, vacation Bible schools, cookouts and mosquitoes. Spraying for ... Read more

by Brett Campbell, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 8:00 am

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BHS volleyball prepares for inaugural season

There is a new sound coming out of Sinclair Gymnasium as the pat-pat-pat of a basketball on the hardwood has been replaced by the thump ... Read more

by Cliff Furr, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 5:00 pm

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Jail docket: Wesson man arrested for DUI, felony fleeing

Lincoln County Jail docket, Friday-Monday. • Troy Lynn Dickerson, 08/05/1968, East Lincoln Road, Monticello — arrested for simple assault by menace or fear x2, by ... Read more

by Brett Campbell, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 1:15 pm

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Trees to come down at Lincoln County courthouse

Oak trees around the Lincoln County/Brookhaven Governmental Complex will begin to come down this week. The 10 large shade trees have become a safety issue ... Read more

by Brett Campbell, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 8:41 am

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Capital murder defendant makes court appearance

A man accused of capital murder in the deaths of two Brookhaven police officers made a status appearance in Lincoln County Circuit Court Monday. Defense ... Read more

by Brett Campbell, Monday, July 26, 2021 11:25 am

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Wesson 12U capture state, world series titles

The summer has been one of success for the Wesson 12U Softball All-Stars. In June the team captured first place at the Fastpitch American Softball ... Read more

by Cliff Furr, Saturday, July 24, 2021 4:00 pm

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Loy honored at 2021 MAC Clinic

The Mississippi Association of Coaches (MAC) holds its annual convention in Jackson each summer just before students and teachers return back to school. The convention ... Read more

by Cliff Furr, Saturday, July 24, 2021 2:00 pm

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Hazlehurst banker elected president of Mississippi Young Bankers

Rebecca Barrentine, of Copiah Bank, Hazlehurst, has been elected to serve as president of Mississippi Young Bankers, a section of the Mississippi Bankers Association. Since ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Saturday, July 24, 2021 12:00 pm

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Families United Training Center gets $1K grant

Families United Training Center has received a $1,000 community grant from Walmart Distribution Center for FUTC’s Life Skills Training Program. The program is designed to ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Saturday, July 24, 2021 10:00 am

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Wesson Garden Club hosts kids’ day camp

After a year of isolation and “butterbeaning” only in our imaginations, Wesson’s Youth Garden Club (The Butterbeans) kicked off summer with an exciting, action-packed day ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Saturday, July 24, 2021 8:00 am

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Virtual learning ‘not an option’ for Lincoln County schools

“Virtual is not an option” for students of the Lincoln County School District for the 2021-2022 school year, according to a district announcement made Friday. ... Read more

by Brett Campbell, Friday, July 23, 2021 3:09 pm

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Emergency physicians say get vaccinated

After months of declining COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations are increasing all over the country, especially in states with low vaccination rates. The American College of Emergency ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Friday, July 23, 2021 1:55 pm

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Celebrating a century: ‘Just put that Hazel Bodin turned 100; that’s enough’

Perched on a sofa in her living room, Hazel Bodin waves her hand as she dismisses the questions. “Just put that Hazel Bodin turned 100; ... Read more

by Stacy Graning, Friday, July 23, 2021 5:00 am

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AITX expansion to add jobs in Brookhaven

The expansion of a local railcar services company will create 75 new jobs in Brookhaven and bring more than $23.36 million in corporate investment to ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, July 22, 2021 11:20 am

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Victim in Wednesday shooting has died

The victim in a midweek shooting in Brookhaven has died. Police Chief Kenneth Collins said Darreyun James Pendleton died sometime Wednesday evening. At 5:38 a.m. ... Read more

by Brett Campbell, Thursday, July 22, 2021 9:52 am

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MHP enters 8th annual Best Looking Cruiser Contest

The Mississippi Highway Patrol is asking for support in the eighth annual Best Looking Cruiser Contest. The contest, sponsored by American Association of State Troopers, ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Thursday, July 22, 2021 8:00 am