Lincoln County, MS

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Community remembers longtime Chamber office manager with fondness

The Brookhaven and Lincoln County community is saying goodbye to a longtime Chamber of Commerce office manager and community member. Pam Cartwright, 70, died Monday, June 21. Her funeral service will be Thursday, June 24, at Riverwood Family with the Rev. Skip Atchinson officiating. Cartwright will be laid to rest in Riverwood Memorial Park.
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Lincoln County U6 All-Stars dominate district tournament

The Lincoln County U6 Coach-Pitch All-Stars took their Dixie Youth District Tournament last weekend with a strong 3-0 showing in Summit. The team representing LC won every game by a run-ruled total as they punched their ticket to the state tournament next month in Laurel. In their Friday opener Lincoln...
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8U heads to state after finishing runners-up

The Lincoln County 8U All-Stars will next play in the Dixie Youth State Tournament on July 9-12 after finishing as district runners-up last weekend at the Civic Center Baseball Complex. The team coached by Brian Smith, Nathan Bullock, Ben Huey and Larry Brady dropped a pair of game to Pike...
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Dixie Youth 10U district tournament starts Friday

The Lincoln Civic Center Baseball Complex will host the Dixie Youth 10U District Tournament this weekend beginning Friday. All three teams in the tournament have already qualified for the state tournament to be played in Kosciusko. District tournament begins Friday at 6 p.m. with Lawrence County playing Pike County. Saturday...
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Records: 38 deeds of trust filed in week ending June 18

Rodney Andrew II AKA Andrew Johnson and Carisa V. Johnson, 382 McCaffery Trail SW, Bogue Chitto, to Wells Fargo Bank. Nathan C. Kemp, 139 Freeman Road SE, Summit, to William N. Gunnell and Janet Gunnell. Bernice McCall AKA Bernice N. McCall and Luther E. McCall, 622-1/2 Choctaw St., to Regions...
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COVID update: 1 new death in Lincoln County

One new COVID-19 related death has been reported for Lincoln County by the state health department. The death was identified from a death certificate in the period of March 29-June 9, and also increases the county’s case total by one to 4,009, with 113 related fatalities. The Mississippi State Department...
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Police investigating 2 shootings

Brookhaven police are investigating two shooting incidents that occurred Thursday and Friday. Around 11:20 p.m. Thursday, June 17, Phoenix Collins, 25, was in front of her home with 27-year-old Everett Cameron Jr. who was visiting at the time, said BPD Chief Kenneth Collins. A vehicle pulled into the yard and...
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Farm Bureau wins 10U regular season and tournament titles

Coaches and players of the Farm Bureau 10U Dixie Youth team celebrate after winning their league tournament at the Lincoln Civic Center Baseball Complex. Team members include Wilks Carter, coach Casey Carter, Kagen Lopez, Levi Horton, Russell Case, Ethan Hite, Kaleb Burgess, JB Baker, Josh Blake, coach Blake Case, Charlie Ferguson, Jase Ashley, Nathan Rushing, coach Sam Sones and Sammy Sones.
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Extension volunteer celebrates 60-plus years’ service

Louise Brumfield has volunteered with the Lincoln County Extension Office for more than 60 years. A member of the Auburn community in southwest Lincoln County, she first got involved with the Extension in 1957, because she wanted to learn life skills from the home economics department of the state-run educational system.
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Lincoln County 12U Ozone All-Stars win district opener

The Lincoln County Dixie Youth 12U Ozone All-Stars won a tight 2-1 district tournament opener Thursday in Monticello. Lincoln County next plays Saturday at 11 a.m. against Lawrence County with the rest of the tournament scheduled to be played out later Saturday and into Sunday if necessary. All three teams...
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Biologist, researcher visits library summer reading program

On Friday, the Lincoln County Library had a visitor from the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science. This year’s summer reading program theme is “Tails and Tales.”. Children that were apart of the Summer Reading Program were invited to come listen to Sabrina Cummings, a conservation biologist and research educator at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science. C.
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5 local banks receive grants to invest in communities

Bank of Brookhaven is one of five banks in the area to receive a grant of $1.82 million dollars recently. The grants — intended to spur more private-sector investments in local communities — are part of the Treasury Department’s Community Development Financial Institutions Rapid Response Program, funded through the FY2021 Consolidated Appropriations Act.
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Tropical storms moving into the area today

Showers and thunderstorms are expected to move into the area today as Tropical Disturbance 3 moves toward the Gulf Coast. Heavy rainfall and windy conditions are expected to develop along the Central Gulf Coast on Friday before spreading over the Southeast on Saturday and Sunday, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. A broad area of low pressure over the Gulf of Mexico continues to become better organized.
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Brookhaven Fire Department fights GP chip mill fire

The Georgia-Pacific chip mill on Auburn Road caught fire Wednesday evening. The fire started in the plant’s debarker, according to Lincoln County Emergency Management Director Clifford Galey. Brookhaven Fire Department was called to assist shortly thereafter, said BFD Chief Ainsworth. “They called us for mutual aid around 6 p.m.,” Ainsworth...
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Weekend shooting was 10th in 2021

A Lincoln County man is dead as the result of a weekend shooting. It is the tenth shooting death so far in 2021 in Lincoln County and the surrounding areas. Sheriff’s deputies responded to a reports of an altercation around 3 a.m. Saturday morning at 1564 Hilltop Lane. When deputies...