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Offensive MVP DeHart lived in the basepaths

Opposing fans probably got sick of seeing how often Loyd Star’s Casen DeHart trotted down the line to ... Read more | Add your comment

Close margin in Brookhaven city elections

Only 40% of eligible voters turned out to vote this week in what was the closest mayoral race ... Read more | Add your comment

Coach of the Year is Loyd Star’s Britt

Late in the biggest game of the season, a Loyd Star batter, one of the many underclassmen starters ... Read more | Add your comment

BHS alum’s Music Television turns 40

When the Grammy Museum Mississippi hosted “MTV Turns Forty: I Still Want My MTV” this spring, students from ... Read more | Add your comment

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Close margin in Brookhaven city elections

Only 40% of eligible voters turned out to vote this week in what was the closest mayoral race in recent memory. Candidates in the Brookhaven ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brett Campbell.

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Accident highlights safety concerns

An accident involving a car and a pedestrian in Brookhaven this week has highlighted the need for safety measures to be enhanced at a busy ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brett Campbell.

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Loyd Star’s Hodges is TDL’s MVP

Wyatt Hodges truly did it all for Loyd Star in 2021. As a pitcher, he threw his best innings of the year in the postseason ... Read more

by Cliff Furr, Saturday, June 12, 2021 10:00 am

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USPS Dog Bite Awareness Week begins today

Can you picture a member of your family attacking a mail carrier? Of course not, but it happened over 5,800 times last year across the ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Saturday, June 12, 2021 8:00 am

Crime Reports

Lincoln County Circuit Court dispositions

14th Circuit Court Dispositions Lincoln County, May 2021 • Adam Dewayne McGill — charged with failure to support minor children; sentenced to 5 years, 5 ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Friday, June 11, 2021 7:00 pm

Crime Reports

Jail docket: 1 arrested for murder

Lincoln County Jail docket, Tuesday-Thursday • Devin R Barlow, 12/02/1984, 303 Knox Lane – arrested for DUI refusal, no driver’s license, obstructing public streets, impeding ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Friday, June 11, 2021 6:00 pm

Courthouse Records

MHP reports 2 wrecks Tuesday, Thursday

Highway Patrol Mississippi Highway Patrol Troop M reports, Tuesday-Thursday • A two-vehicle wreck without injuries at 11:09 a.m. Tuesday on MS 550 West at Mystery ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Friday, June 11, 2021 5:00 pm

Courthouse Records

Police report 5 calls of threats Tuesday-Thursday

Police Reports Brookhaven Police Department reports, Tuesday-Thursday • 13 alarm calls • 9 unlock calls • 9 welfare checks • 2 extra patrols • 43 ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Friday, June 11, 2021 4:00 pm

Courthouse Records

Sheriff’s office reports 2 calls of theft Tuesday-Thursday

Sheriff’s Reports Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reports, Tuesday-Thursday • 7 extra patrols • 3 escorts • 12 transports • Livestock on Roadway on County Farm ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Friday, June 11, 2021 3:00 pm

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Colleges name spring honor roll students

Universities and colleges have published their spring honor roll lists with names of area students. Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond named 4,1454 students to its ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Friday, June 11, 2021 2:00 pm

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Mississippi shipbuilder plans to hire 3,000 new workers

(AP) — A shipyard that’s the largest private employer in Mississippi says it is planning to hire about 3,000 new full-time employees. Ingalls Shipbuilding held ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Thursday, June 10, 2021 7:00 pm

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Hyde-Smith continues push for FDA review of chemical abortion pill risks

U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), of Brookhaven, Thursday continued a push for the Food and Drug Administration to conduct a thorough review of the risks ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Thursday, June 10, 2021 4:00 pm

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Two arrested after Mississippi man dead following graduation party fight

(AP) — A father and son have been arrested in north Mississippi after a 25-year-old man was found dead in a pond after a fight ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Thursday, June 10, 2021 2:00 pm

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Did we really get in shape during the pandemic?

Did we really take advantage of all that at-home time during the pandemic to get in shape? Well, that depends on where you live. A ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Thursday, June 10, 2021 1:00 pm

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Pedestrian struck in front of Lincoln County courthouse

A pedestrian was struck and knocked to the pavement by an oncoming vehicle just after 12 p.m. Thursday. The pedestrian was crossing South First Street ... Read more

by Brett Campbell, Thursday, June 10, 2021 1:00 pm

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Co-Lin announces upcoming leadership changes

The Copiah-Lincoln Community College Board of Trustees recently elected new officers and approved some organizational changes. Associate Vice President of Instructional Services Jackie Martin, of ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Thursday, June 10, 2021 12:02 pm

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US unemployment claims fall to 376,000, sixth straight drop

(AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell for the sixth straight week as the U.S. economy, held back for months by ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Thursday, June 10, 2021 11:36 am

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Interactive map shows average taxes owed, refunds paid

An online interactive map reveals U.S. counties that receive the highest tax refunds and the ones that owe the most in taxes. Amounts range from ... Read more

by Brett Campbell, Thursday, June 10, 2021 10:00 am

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AG Fitch holding companies accountable for insulin pricing scheme

Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch has filed a lawsuit over what she called “the unconscionable price” of insulin. The Mississippi Division of Medicaid spends more ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Thursday, June 10, 2021 9:30 am

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Today’s weather: High temps and chance of rain

Highs will be in the 90s today with a heat index as high as 98. There is a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms this ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Thursday, June 10, 2021 8:57 am

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Boy, 11, dies of gunshot wound in apparent accident

(AP) — An 11-year-old boy has died after being shot in what is believed to have been an accident, police said. The shooting happened Tuesday ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 5:00 pm

Courthouse Records

Circuit Court Dispositions

14th Circuit Court Dispositions, Lincoln County, May 2021 Michael Shane Boyd — charged with possession of at least 1/10 but less than 2 grams methamphetamine; ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 4:00 pm

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Freeman, professor give $1M for police training center

(AP) — Actor Morgan Freeman and a criminal justice professor at the University of Mississippi are donating $1 million to the university to establish a ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 3:00 pm

State/National News

Several Mississippi cities reelect mayors, others see change

(AP) — Mayors won reelection Tuesday in Mississippi’s two largest cities, Jackson and Gulfport, and a Republican was elected in Tupelo to succeed the Democratic ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 2:00 pm

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Area teams compete at Co-Lin’s team basketball camp

Brookhaven Academy was one of several local schools competing in the annual Girls’ Team Camp hosted by Co-Lin this week. The camp attracts high school ... Read more

by Cliff Furr, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 1:00 pm

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40% of Brookhaven’s voters decided election results

Forty percent of Brookhaven voters decided the city’s elections. During the Municipal Election June 8, 40.4% of eligible voters cast ballots, meaning 59.6% of individuals ... Read more

by Brett Campbell, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 12:23 pm

Opinion

Are unidentified flying objects real?

It’s undeniable. UFOs are real. I said it. I didn’t say alien life forms are real. I said UFOs are. A UFO is a flying ... Read more

by Brett Campbell, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 11:00 am