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Trees to come down at Lincoln County courthouse

Oak trees around the Lincoln County/Brookhaven Governmental Complex will begin to come down this week. The 10 large shade trees have become a safety issue and are causing other problems, according to District 4 Supervisor and Board of Supervisors President Eddie Brown. “The size of the trees is constantly increasing,...
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Virtual learning ‘not an option’ for Lincoln County schools

“Virtual is not an option” for students of the Lincoln County School District for the 2021-2022 school year, according to a district announcement made Friday. The LCSD office announced via statement that continued virtual learning across the upcoming school year was not a viable option due to inadequate technology availability.
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AITX expansion to add jobs in Brookhaven

The expansion of a local railcar services company will create 75 new jobs in Brookhaven and bring more than $23.36 million in corporate investment to the community. AIT Railcar Services LLC announced the expansion this week and said the company chose to expand in Brookhaven due to the availability of land at the company’s site and direct service from the CN Railroad.
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Lincoln County schools: Masks not required, but testing provided

No masks are required for public school students in the upcoming school year, but in-school testing will be available at county schools. The Lincoln County School District has been approved by the Mississippi State Department of Health to offer COVID testing of students on-campus during the 2021-2022 school year. MSDH...
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COVID-19 Delta variant causing concerns

Mississippians are growing concerned about the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant as cases are rising in the State. In a July 12 tweet, State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs stated “Pretty much ALL cases in MS are Delta variant right now. Vast majority of cases/hospitalizations/deaths UNVACCINATED. 7% of deaths in vaccinated worrisome — we are allowing too much circulating Delta to reach our most vulnerable.”
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Virus update: 2 new deaths, 796 new cases in MS

Testing centers across the state reported 796 new COVID-19 positive test results for July 9-11, according to the Mississippi State Department of Health. Two new coronavirus-related deaths were also reported during that time — one in Chickasaw County and one in Hinds County, which was identified from a death certificate on a July 4 fatality.
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Miss Hospitality heads to state competition

Lincoln County’s Miss Hospitality 2021 Abby Smith is excited to take part in the statewide competition next week in Hattiesburg. Smith was named Miss Hospitality in March by the Brookhaven-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce. A Brookhaven High School graduate, Smith was also the Chamber’s pick for Miss Merry Christmas 2019.
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Advisor: County should use sales tax for road bonds

Lincoln County could get more road and bridge projects done in a shorter amount of time, if the board will simply change the way they go about paying for it, according to Municipal Advisor Jeffrey Nicholson. Nicholson, of Municipal Advisors of Mississippi Inc. in Oxford, appeared before the Board of...
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Showing respect for funeral processions

My dad pulled the yacht-sized station wagon over on the shoulder of the highway. A funeral procession, headed by a sheriff’s deputy vehicle with its lights flashing, was approaching from the opposite direction. I don’t remember what was said, but I do recall the reverent quiet in our vehicle as...
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Campbell, Galey honored with retirement reception

Lincoln County Deputy Mike Campbell will turn off his radio and turn in his keys at the end of the day Wednesday, just as Lincoln County Emergency Management Director Clifford Galey Sr. will do. The two men are entering retirement, and were honored recently by the county for their many...
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Fireworks supply down nationally

Lincoln Countians who want to celebrate Independence Day with fireworks may not want to wait until the last minute to buy them. The United States is facing a fireworks shortage this summer. According to national media reports, “The fireworks industry warns that supply ahead of Independence Day will be down about 30% this year due to supply chain issues.”
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29 deeds of trust issued during last full week of June

Honor M. Middleton, 2231 Toy Drive NW, to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Linda J. Pendleton, 5744 Providence Place, New Orleans, Louisiana, to Trustmark National Bank. Davis Rentals LLC, 2145 Bullock Trail Se, Bogue Chitto, to Trustmark National Bank. Gary Randall May, 8193 Versailles, Denham Springs, Louisiana, to Louisiana...
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City of Brookhaven officials take oaths of office

Newly elected and re-elected officials for the City of Brookhaven took their oaths of office Monday morning. Joined by family members, the aldermen, mayor and police chief appeared before Lincoln County Chancery Court Judge Joseph Durr Monday morning to be officially sworn in to their respective offices. After swearing in...