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Brookhaven Farmers Market open Tuesday

The Brookhaven Farmers Market will open for its second day of the season on Tuesday from 3 p.m. ... Read more | Add your comment

Lincoln County tax office closed due to COVID-19

The Lincoln County Tax Accessor/Collector office will be closed through Friday due to a confirmed coronavirus test. Friday ... Read more | Add your comment

Preschoolers pick radishes at community garden

Organizers of the Brookhaven Community Garden invited the preschoolers from First Baptist Church Brookhaven Daycare to pick ripe ... Read more | Add your comment

Vietnam veteran: ‘I did nothing more than millions’ of others

Lincoln County retiree Frank Walters was halfway through his 19th year of life when he joined the Army ... Read more | Add your comment

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Lincoln County tax office closed due to COVID-19

The Lincoln County Tax Accessor/Collector office will be closed through Friday due to a confirmed coronavirus test. Friday evening, the office posted the following statement ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brett Campbell.

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Vietnam veteran: ‘I did nothing more than millions’ of others

Lincoln County retiree Frank Walters was halfway through his 19th year of life when he joined the Army to serve in the Vietnam War. The ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brett Campbell.

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This Memorial Day, remember them a different way

Every year, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion join forces to host a Memorial Day ceremony in front of the Lincoln County-Brookhaven ... Read more

by Brett Campbell, Friday, May 22, 2020 5:16 pm

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Safer At Home extended; parks to begin reopening

The state’s Safer At Home order will continue through the final days of May. Gov. Tate Reeves extended the executive order Friday afternoon “to continue ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Friday, May 22, 2020 5:14 pm

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MEMORIAL DAY CLOSINGS

Please note that all government offices — city, county, state and federal — and banks will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day. Trash ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Friday, May 22, 2020 5:10 pm

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Visiting the drive-through Brookhaven Farmers Market

Friday was the kick off for the spring Brookhaven Farmers Market season, with eight local vendors selling their products. Schedules and lists of vendors for ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Friday, May 22, 2020 4:56 pm

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School board names new principal for Loyd Star

Dena Ford of Hattiesburg has been named the new principal of Loyd Star Attendance Center. She has been married to her husband Brian for nearly ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Friday, May 22, 2020 4:54 pm

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Mississippi Scholars awards scholarships to 158 area seniors

Nearly 160 graduating high school seniors are being honored by Mississippi Scholars. Due to COVID-19, a ceremony will not be held to honor this year’s ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Friday, May 22, 2020 4:53 pm

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MSU Extension offering free classes

Mississippi State University Extension Center will offer 10 free online classes through the end of June. MSU is giving Mississippi residents a chance to learn ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Friday, May 22, 2020 4:50 pm

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West Lincoln baseball losing large senior class

It’s not just that the West Lincoln baseball team has five seniors graduating — that’s a big hole left to fill for any 2A squad. ... Read more

by Cliff Furr, Friday, May 22, 2020 4:47 pm

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Election Commission qualifying deadline is June 1

Lincoln County residents interested in running for the office of Lincoln County Election Commissioner should be aware the deadline to submit a statement of intent ... Read more

by Brett Campbell, Friday, May 22, 2020 12:18 pm

State/National News

Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians declares state of public health emergency

(AP) — Amid growing concerns about the rise in COVID-19 cases, The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians on Thursday declared a state of public health ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Friday, May 22, 2020 9:16 am

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Arkansas woman arrested in attempted murder of marshal

(AP) — An Arkansas woman is being held without bond for her alleged role in the attempted murder of a deputy U.S. Marshal in Mississippi. ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Friday, May 22, 2020 9:15 am

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Mississippi couple with over 100 animals on property charged

(AP) — A couple in Mississippi were arrested on animal cruelty charges after authorities found more than 100 animals, including a monkey, a miniature donkey ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Friday, May 22, 2020 9:13 am

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Lauderdale County Deputy Sam Upchurch honored for saving judge’s life

(AP) — Lauderdale County Deputy Sheriff Sam Upchurch was in the right place at the right time. “I was at the very beginning of my ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Thursday, May 21, 2020 3:45 pm

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Court: Convicted ex-prisons leader and wife owe income taxes

(AP) — A Mississippi court has affirmed a ruling that says an imprisoned former corrections commissioner and his wife must pay more than $69,000 in ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Thursday, May 21, 2020 3:44 pm

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Mississippi church suing on virus restrictions burns down

(AP) — A church in Mississippi was destroyed by a suspected arson fire, about a month after its pastor filed a lawsuit challenging the city ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Thursday, May 21, 2020 3:42 pm

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Some Mississippi casinos reopen after 2-month virus hiatus

(AP) — Some casinos in Mississippi reopened Thursday for the first time in two months, following state guidelines to try to mitigate the spread of ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Thursday, May 21, 2020 3:42 pm

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IHL Board intends universities to reopen in fall

The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning passed a resolution at its meeting Thursday stating the Board’s intention that the campuses of ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Thursday, May 21, 2020 12:57 pm

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Ex-Louisiana warden chosen to lead Mississippi prisons

(AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Wednesday that he is nominating a former warden of Louisiana’s Angola prison to take charge of the Mississippi ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Wednesday, May 20, 2020 4:20 pm

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Judge nominated as Mississippi public safety commissioner

(AP) — Mississippi Court of Appeals Judge Sean Tindell of Gulfport is in line to become the new public safety commissioner in Mississippi. Republican Gov. ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Wednesday, May 20, 2020 4:19 pm

Sports

Application process for alligator hunting season begins June 1

Applications for the 2020 Public Waters Alligator Season will be available from 10 a.m. June 1 through 10 a.m. June 8. There are no changes ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Wednesday, May 20, 2020 10:39 am

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2 construction workers killed in Mississippi trench collapse

(AP) — Rocks crushed two workers to death in a trench collapse at the site of town homes under construction in Mississippi. The workers were ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Wednesday, May 20, 2020 10:26 am

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Mississippi inmate dies after weeks of hospitalization

(AP) — A Mississippi inmate serving life sentences for convictions on sexual battery has died after being hospitalized since Feb. 27, the state Department of ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Wednesday, May 20, 2020 10:20 am

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COVID-19 update: Governor gives guidelines for churches reopening

As the state continues to reopen, more confirmed cases of coronavirus are announced daily, and the governor has given suggested guidelines to safely reopen houses ... Read more

by Aaron Paden, Tuesday, May 19, 2020 5:28 pm

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Reduction of bond denied in murder case

Judge David Strong denied a motion for reduction of bond prior to the murder trial of Jesse Scott Smith in a hearing Thursday in Lincoln ... Read more

by Brett Campbell, Tuesday, May 19, 2020 5:24 pm

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Teen thanks health workers for ‘giving so much’

Local student Madeline King is showing her support for health care workers by selling signs in their honor. King, a rising senior at Brookhaven High ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Tuesday, May 19, 2020 5:22 pm