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Reeves says new cases down in nearly 80% of state; 1 new death in Lincoln County

New COVID-19 cases are declining steadily in more than 80% of the state’s 82 counties, Gov. Tate Reeves ... Read more | Add your comment

Mississippi ranked among worst for social distancing, child virus cases

Two studies show Mississippi as one of the states least concerned about social distancing and with one of ... Read more | Add your comment

Brookhaven pastor loves the heart of his congregation

In the past decade, The Rev. Jim Mannon of Brookhaven Assembly of God has seen God change his ... Read more | Add your comment

Police searching for man “armed and dangerous”

Brookhaven police are looking for a man considered armed and dangerous. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has called ... Read more | Add your comment

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Brookhaven pastor loves the heart of his congregation

In the past decade, The Rev. Jim Mannon of Brookhaven Assembly of God has seen God change his church from a traditionally white congregation to ... Read more | Add your comment

by Daily Leader Staff.

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Police searching for man “armed and dangerous”

Brookhaven police are looking for a man considered armed and dangerous. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has called off an investigation and Brookhaven Police Department ... Read more | Add your comment

by Daily Leader Staff.

Opinion

A community with no newspaper is only bad news

What would my town be without a newspaper? If you haven’t asked yourself that question, perhaps it is time to consider just what the newspaper ... Read more

by Special Report, Friday, August 14, 2020 4:41 pm

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Wesson Cobras come out for picture day

Johnny Smith recently snapped photos on picture day for the Cobras at Stone Stadium in Wesson. Wesson head coach Jeremy Loy and his team are ... Read more

by Cliff Furr, Friday, August 14, 2020 4:40 pm

State/National News

Ex-Meridian Police officer faces federal extortion charges

(AP) — A former Meridian Police officer is facing charges of extortion, federal prosecutors said Thursday. Royric “Roy” Benamon, 27, was indicted on two counts ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Friday, August 14, 2020 10:05 am

State/National News

Creator of mosquito-themed state flag says design was a joke

(AP) — A man who submitted a proposal to place a giant mosquito on the new Mississippi state flag, a design that went viral on ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Friday, August 14, 2020 10:04 am

State/National News

Funeral arrangements set for slain Trooper Lt. Troy Morris

(AP) — A funeral is planned this weekend for a Mississippi Highway Patrol trooper killed while off-duty and working a second job. Services for Lt. ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Friday, August 14, 2020 10:03 am

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Sheriff’s office, police give case updates

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has called off an investigation and the Brookhaven Police Department asks the public’s assistance in some open investigations.   Investigation ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Thursday, August 13, 2020 12:28 pm

State/National News

Mississippi governor: ‘College football is essential’

(AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves described college football — even amid the coronavirus pandemic — as “essential” Tuesday, his comments echoing a tweet President ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Wednesday, August 12, 2020 12:25 pm

State/National News

Agency swats down prospect of mosquito flag for Mississippi

Mississippi will not put a huge mosquito on its new state flag. The state Department of Archives and history said Tuesday that a design featuring ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Wednesday, August 12, 2020 11:40 am

News

Immunization records can now be printed at home

In an effort to ease stress on parents during back-to-school preparation, the Mississippi State Department of Health now offers a convenient way for parents to ... Read more

by Special Report, Wednesday, August 12, 2020 8:23 am

State/National News

Biden picks Kamala Harris as running mate, first Black woman

(AP) — Joe Biden named California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate on Tuesday, making history by selecting the first Black woman to compete ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Tuesday, August 11, 2020 5:24 pm

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First day of school memories

Lincoln County schools reopened for classes Monday. Many students were excited to see each other and to get a new academic year started. Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Tuesday, August 11, 2020 5:22 pm

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Making her way back from upside down — Lincoln County teen recovering

A West Lincoln teenager is making progress in her recovery from bleeding on her brain. For the past several weeks, Jordyn Magee’s life could be ... Read more

by Brett Campbell, Tuesday, August 11, 2020 4:39 pm

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COVID-19 update: New cases falling 3rd day in a row, Lincoln County sees 1 new death

For a third day in a row, Mississippi’s COVID-19 numbers have drastically fallen. New cases reported by the Mississippi State Department of Health Tuesday totaled ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Tuesday, August 11, 2020 4:36 pm

News

State auditor’s report updates county cases

Updates on Lincoln County cases and all other investigations by the Office of State Auditor Shad White are now public in the office’s recently-published Annual ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Tuesday, August 11, 2020 4:34 pm

News

11 counties designated primary disaster areas

Pres. Donald Trump has designated 11 counties in Mississippi as primary natural disaster areas due to storm damages April 22-23. Livestock and farming producers who ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Tuesday, August 11, 2020 4:33 pm

Opinion

Waiting for that new Mississippi flag to unfurl

The Complete Flag Source store sits on a frontage road that runs beside the main interstate cutting through Jackson. It sells flags as big as ... Read more

by Kim Henderson, Tuesday, August 11, 2020 4:24 pm

Opinion

Anti-immigration efforts remain a whack-a-mole affair

Whack-A-Mole was a popular arcade game back in the mid-1970s which required players to use a mallet to strike randomly appearing toy moles back into ... Read more

by Special Report, Tuesday, August 11, 2020 4:20 pm

State/National News

Reeves: Mississippi can’t afford jobless benefit supplement

(AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves says the state cannot afford $100 per recipient, per week, to bolster unemployment payments during the coronavirus pandemic. But, ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Tuesday, August 11, 2020 4:08 pm

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Co-Lin to offer tuition-free Workforce Education through ReSkillMS

Copiah-Lincoln Community College Workforce Education will offer short-term training through the new ReSkillMS program which will be free of tuition fees until mid-December. While the ... Read more

by Special Report, Tuesday, August 11, 2020 12:47 pm

News

AG supports bill to help seniors recover money from scams

Attorney General Lynn Fitch joined 44 state and territory attorneys general in signing a bipartisan letter urging Congress to include Edith’s Bill in COVID-19 relief legislation. As ... Read more

by Special Report, Tuesday, August 11, 2020 12:33 pm

State/National News

Mask up: Mississippi lawmakers return amid virus outbreak

(AP) — Most Mississippi legislators wore masks and practiced social distancing Monday as they returned to the state Capitol for the first time since the ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Tuesday, August 11, 2020 10:36 am

State/National News

Mississippi pro wrestling star James ‘Kamala’ Harris dies at 70

(AP) — James Harris, a Mississippi-born sharecropper who gained international fame as “Kamala the Ugandan Giant,” a massive professional wrestler who buried opponents with his ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Tuesday, August 11, 2020 9:32 am

State/National News

Mississippi flag design process: Elvis has left the building

(AP) — The new Mississippi state flag will not include beer cans, crawfish, a caramel cake, Elvis or Kermit the Frog. Mississippi recently retired the ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Tuesday, August 11, 2020 8:31 am

State/National News

Mississippi school funding feud resolved with veto, new bill

(AP) — Mississippi legislators returned to the Capitol on Monday and resolved a dispute over education funding for the budget year that began July 1. ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Tuesday, August 11, 2020 8:30 am

News

State’s COVID-19 numbers down for 2nd day in a row

For a second day in a row, Mississippi’s COVID-19 numbers have drastically fallen. Saturday’s report from the Mississippi State Department of Health showed 1,210 new ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Monday, August 10, 2020 4:35 pm