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Grosjean escapes F1 fireball at Bahrain GP after huge crash

(AP) — It was like a scene from an action movie, except totally unscripted and genuinely life-threatening, involving ... Read more | Add your comment

Wesson woman opens stress relief center in Brookhaven

Wesson native Mendy Russell has started a stress relief center in Brookhaven. Russell has been in business for ... Read more | Add your comment

Citizen files complaint against Brookhaven police officer

A Lawrence County woman and daughter of a Brookhaven Police Department officer has filed a formal complaint against ... Read more | Add your comment

Good Morning Brookhaven! Gusty winds will make area feel like North Pole

Windy conditions will make it feel like the polar express is headed into town. As clouds gradually clear ... Read more | Add your comment

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Good Morning Brookhaven! December begins with frosty morning, rain returns Wednesday

Brookhaven residents awoke to frost on the ground and temperatures 16 degrees lower than Monday morning. This morning’s low barely dropped below 30 degrees. This ... Read more | Add your comment

by Daily Leader Staff.

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Help us share the holiday spirit this Christmas. Send us photos of your decorations.

Help us spread the joy of the Christmas season. This year, The Daily Leader wants to help bring the holiday spirit by featuring the many ... Read more | Add your comment

by Daily Leader Staff.

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Mississippi’s old state flag isn’t quite dead yet; one more vote remains

Despite a massive vote on Nov. 3 in favor of a new Mississippi state flag that proclaims “In God We Trust,” additional official actions are ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Monday, November 30, 2020 9:32 pm

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‘Truly serious’ situation as Mississippi hospitals hit new record for COVID-19 patients

Mississippi hospitals marked a new record Sunday with more confirmed COVID-19 coronavirus patients than ever before. On Monday, the Mississippi State Department of Health reported ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Monday, November 30, 2020 2:03 pm

Sports

Mike Tyson returns to ring, draws in exhibition with Jones

(AP) — Mike Tyson stepped through the ropes in his signature black trunks and heard the opening bell in a boxing ring for the first ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Sunday, November 29, 2020 4:00 pm

State/National News

Police checking car crash find 2 men shot to death inside

GULFPORT (AP) — An investigation into a wreck Saturday along the Mississippi coast turned into a homicide probe after officers found two men shot to ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Sunday, November 29, 2020 3:00 pm

State/National News

Corral, Ole Miss jump out early, beat Mississippi St. 31-24

(AP) — Matt Corral threw for two touchdowns as Ole Miss raced to a 14-0 first quarter lead and held off a late Mississippi State ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Sunday, November 29, 2020 2:05 pm

News - Main

Ole Miss vs. LSU postponed, to be rescheduled

Ole Miss’ Dec. 5 game at LSU has been postponed and will be rescheduled for a later date, the Southeastern Conference announced on Friday. The ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Sunday, November 29, 2020 1:00 pm

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Good Morning Brookhaven! Expect sloppy conditions before first freeze of season

Today will be a sloppy Sunday for most of Brookhaven and Lincoln county. TODAY: The National Weather Service predicts a 100% chance of rain across ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Sunday, November 29, 2020 7:26 am

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Christmas tree lighting ceremony and festivities postponed

The tree lighting and other festivities planned by the Brookhaven-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce have been postponed, according to Chamber program director Katie Nations. Due ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Saturday, November 28, 2020 12:00 pm

Opinion

My cottage garden is looking awfully like my Granny’s

Must. Get. A. Grip. Little artsy crafts are turning my garden into my grandmother’s. Because I usually travel a lot and live overseas part of ... Read more

by Special Report, Saturday, November 28, 2020 9:00 am

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Good Morning Brookhaven! How cold will it get next week?

Although conditions will not make for a snowy day, like the one in December 2017 when a group of students at the Mississippi School of ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Saturday, November 28, 2020 6:27 am

News - Main

The Bulldogs are 0-2 on hardwood after opening week

The Mississippi State Bulldogs have started the basketball season with an 0-2 record for the first time since 1967 after losing both of their games ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Friday, November 27, 2020 3:00 pm

News - Main

UM, MSU meeting for the Golden Egg in Oxford

It’s a salve that can take away most football related pains. It’s a medicine that fans of Ole Miss and Mississippi State can or can’t ... Read more

by Cliff Furr, Friday, November 27, 2020 2:00 pm

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New construction, remodeling happening around Brookhaven

Brookhaven residents don’t have to look far to see business progress around town. Anyone who has driven around town has noticed the progress being made ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Friday, November 27, 2020 1:00 pm

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COVID update: Cases still over 1,000 across state

After another high case count report on Thursday — 1,746 new cases and 18 new deaths — Mississippi’s COVID numbers dropped to low four-digits Friday ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Friday, November 27, 2020 10:00 am

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The holiday season and scams go hand in hand

The holiday season isn’t the only thing approaching — scams are, too. With the passing of Thanksgiving, the world is thrust into the Christmas season. ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Friday, November 27, 2020 9:23 am

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Good Morning Brookhaven! Keep umbrellas close by this weekend

Happy Black Friday to everyone! Don’t forget your umbrella, if you plan to venture out for a little holiday shopping today and through the weekend. ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Friday, November 27, 2020 5:58 am

Opinion

Grateful for so much, including local newspapers

Thanksgiving is a great time for counting our blessings and expressing gratitude. In challenging times, an attitude of gratitude is all the more important, and ... Read more

by Special Report, Friday, November 27, 2020 1:00 am

State/National Sports

Clemson beats Mississippi St. 53-42 in Space Coast Challenge

(AP) — PJ Hall had 10 points on 5-of-6 shooting and grabbed seven rebounds to help Clemson open the season with a 53-42 win over ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Thursday, November 26, 2020 1:00 pm

State/National News

Americans risk traveling over Thanksgiving despite warnings

(AP) – Millions of Americans took to the skies and the highways ahead of Thanksgiving at the risk of pouring gasoline on the coronavirus fire, ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Thursday, November 26, 2020 10:00 am

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Good Morning Brookhaven! Mr. Freeze will make entrance next week — temps in 20s

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Brookhaven. It will feel a lot like Christmas too when artic air plunges into the region ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Thursday, November 26, 2020 7:33 am

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Brookhaven asks citizens to follow mask mandate

Brookhaven Mayor Joe Cox is asking citizens and visitors to the city to follow Gov. Tate Reeves’ most recent mask mandate. Tuesday, Reeves expanded a ... Read more

by Brett Campbell, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 4:00 pm

Galleries

No place like home — Brookhaven woman grateful for BPD’s help

A Brookhaven woman wants everyone to know how kind two police officers were to her recently. Beverly D. Calcote has commuted to work in Jackson ... Read more

by Brett Campbell, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 2:00 pm

News - Main

EAC alum Gartman signs with Memphis

Enterprise Attendance Center product and current Pearl River Community College sophomore Landon Gartman recently signed a letter-of-intent to continue his baseball career at the University ... Read more

by Cliff Furr, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 1:00 pm

News - Main

Bama coach Saban tests positive for COVID

University of Alabama head football coach Nick Saban has tested positive for COVID-19. In an SEC teleconference Wednesday morning, according to Bama Online reporter Charlie ... Read more

by Brett Campbell, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 12:07 pm

State/National News

17 inmates positive for coronavirus at Mississippi prison

(AP) — The Mississippi Department of Corrections is testing 500 inmates at a south Mississippi prison after a coronavirus outbreak, officials said. Seventeen inmates at ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 11:04 am