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Woman found unresponsive in Lawrence County fire

After a house fire broke out in Lawrence County Friday, a woman was found unresponsive. On Friday, the ... Read more | Add your comment

BA Cougars overcome sluggish start to get past Hillcrest Christian

Maybe it was homecoming or maybe it was their competition only having a pair of wins on the ... Read more | Add your comment

Martin, Smith are MAIS All-Stars

The Brookhaven Academy senior duo of Makayla Martin and Madi Smith were recently selected as MAIS All-Stars in ... Read more | Add your comment

Bears hang on to defeat Loyd Star, 28-26

BROOKHAVEN — It was a rushing battle at Perry Miller Field on one of the first true “football ... Read more | Add your comment

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Woman found unresponsive in Lawrence County fire

After a house fire broke out in Lawrence County Friday, a woman was found unresponsive. On Friday, the Lawrence County Fire Department and the Lawrence ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brett Campbell.

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Brookhaven School District announces change in schedule

The Brookhaven School District has announced a new schedule changes for its campuses. On Friday afternoon, BSD announced via Facebook that starting Oct. 21, all ... Read more | Add your comment

by Daily Leader Staff.

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Brookhaven mayor completes advanced certification

Brookhaven Mayor Joe Cox recently completed the highest level of Mississippi Municipal League certification. The MML’s Certified Municipal Official program has three certification levels: basic, ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Friday, October 16, 2020 2:08 pm

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COVID-19 update: Cases climb back into thousands statewide

The daily number of cases jumped back up to the thousand mark as Mississippi lives without a state mask mandate. On Friday, the Mississippi Department ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Friday, October 16, 2020 2:07 pm

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You asked: What are the marriage laws in Mississippi?

Q: What are the marriage laws in Mississippi? A: Mississippi’s marriage laws have changed somewhat over the past several years. Who can get married? Both ... Read more

by Brett Campbell, Friday, October 16, 2020 2:03 pm

Opinion

What media to trust? Newspapers get my vote

There is more content available today about the upcoming election than likely in any previous cycle. While we could fill this page with media sources ... Read more

by Special Report, Friday, October 16, 2020 1:45 pm

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Mississippi COVID-19 update: More than 1,300 cases reported Thursday

COVID-19 case numbers are back to August heights with Thursday’s report from the Mississippi State Department of Health. MSDH reported 1,322 new cases as of ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Thursday, October 15, 2020 11:05 am

State/National News

10-year-old boy sworn in as Marion police officer

(AP) — Ladarius Spivey has one thing on his mind. “I want to arrest people,” the 10-year-old said after being sworn in as an honorary ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Thursday, October 15, 2020 10:34 am

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MEMA encourages participation in ‘Great ShakeOut’ earthquake drill

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is encouraging Mississippians to take part in the ‘Great ShakeOut’ earthquake drill Thursday at 10:15 a.m. During the self-led drill, ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 1:57 pm

State/National News

2 Mississippi lakes being drained so dam can be repaired

(AP) — Two lakes will be drained in a Mississippi state park so a dam can be repaired. The state Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 10:29 am

State/National News

Mississippi man pleads not guilty in Sweet Pie’s case

(AP) — A Mississippi man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to federal charges alleging he was involved in a murder-for-hire plot that led to the shooting ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 10:28 am

State/National News

Supreme Court halts census in latest twist of 2020 count

(AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that the Trump administration can end census field operations early, in a blow to efforts to make ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 10:27 am

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Barrett wins Senate seat for District 39

Mississippi Senate District 39 has a new senator — Brookhaven attorney Jason Barrett. After the majority of votes were in for the District 39 special ... Read more

by Brett Campbell, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 9:25 pm

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Special election results: Senate District 39 RUNOFF

A special election was scheduled to fill the Mississippi Senate District 39 seat after Sen. Sally Doty resigned in July to head the Public Utilities ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 7:44 pm

News - Main

Co-Lin football paused due to COVID-19

Sunday a release was issued by Copiah-Lincoln Community College that the upcoming game scheduled for Thursday against Mississippi Gulf Coast C.C. has been postponed. The ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 4:51 pm

Galleries

Anterio Miller made the most of his one night on the field

We’re all looking for a little jolt of inspiration right now, aren’t we? Tired of wearing a mask. Tired of political bickering. Tired of 2020. ... Read more

by Cliff Furr, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 4:43 pm

Galleries

2 BHS students to be remembered with parade

A memorial parade is set for Wednesday to celebrate the lives of two former Brookhaven High students. On Wednesday, the Lincoln County chapter of the ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 4:41 pm

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Realtors host breast cancer awareness event

A Brookhaven realty group will host its first annual breast cancer awareness event. A Southern Heritage Realty Inc. will serve its community by hosting its ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 4:36 pm

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Rising cases have health officer ‘concerned’

New cases of COVID-19 are still rising statewide and Mississippi’s state health officer is troubled. Lincoln County has reported 72 new cases of the virus ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 4:31 pm

Opinion

How I spent my 36-hour power outage vacation

Someone is in the kitchen sticking a coffee-related concoction into the microwave. My ears perk up at the sound of the ceramic clattering against the ... Read more

by Kim Henderson, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 2:45 pm

Opinion

Separation of powers: Attempts to ‘pack’ the Supreme Court have a long history

Depending on one’s partisan leanings, the latest national furor over so-called “court-packing” started with the failed 2016 Supreme Court nomination of U.S. Court of Appeals ... Read more

by Special Report, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 2:38 pm

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Updated MEMA Hurricane Delta damage report

On Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, Hurricane Delta made landfall near Creole, Louisiana, as a Category 2, resulting in damaging wind and heavy rain across Mississippi. ... Read more

by Special Report, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 12:00 pm

State/National News

Authorities: 37 pounds of meth found in driver’s spare tire

(AP) — Law enforcement officers who pulled a driver over for a traffic violation in Mississippi allegedly discovered about 37 pounds of methamphetamine hidden inside ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 8:18 am

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Lincoln County included in MEMA damage report

Friday, Hurricane Delta made landfall near Creole, Louisiana, as a Category 2, resulting in damaging wind and heavy rain across Mississippi. Additionally, the National Weather ... Read more

by Daily Leader Staff, Monday, October 12, 2020 3:42 pm

State/National News

Louisiana officials announce 2nd death in storm

(AP) — Louisiana officials have announced a second death from Hurricane Delta. A 70-year-old woman in Iberia Parish died in a fire likely caused by ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Monday, October 12, 2020 12:55 pm

State/National News

Police: Son shoots and kills mother, then waits for cops

JACKSON (AP) — A son has been charged in the shooting death of his mother in her Mississippi home, authorities said. Darrell Harper shot his ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Monday, October 12, 2020 12:54 pm

State/National News

Mississippi child molestation suspect arrested in Arizona

TUCSON, Arizona (AP) — A Mississippi man accused of child molestation has been arrested in southern Arizona, federal authorities said Sunday. They announced that 62-year-old ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Monday, October 12, 2020 12:54 pm