Lincoln County Jail earns 12th straight A rating
BROOKHAVEN — Four local establishments passed health inspections over the past week. The Mississippi Department of Health releases the scores for restaurants, healthcare facilities, schools and other establishments. Lincoln County Jail earned an A rating in its latest health inspection for the 12th time since 2018. The jail is located at 215 Justice Street. Sonic […] The post Lincoln County Jail earns 12th straight A rating appeared first on Daily Leader.
Storm Update: Power nearly restored in area
BROOKHAVEN — Severe weather knocked out power, destroyed a shed and damaged a home in Lincoln County Monday night but the power is starting to be restored. Linemen from Magnolia Electric, Southwest Electric and Entergy have been hard at work today restoring power in Southwest Mississippi. Entergy reports 1,025 customers are without power but the […] The post Storm Update: Power nearly restored in area appeared first on Daily Leader.
County receives financial report a month into Fiscal Year 2024
BROOKHAVEN — Lincoln County has spent 8.3 percent of its annual budget one month into the Fiscal Year 2024. County Administrator Daniel Calcote presented a financial update to the Lincoln County Board of Supervisors Monday. Calcote said the county has collected 17.3 percent of its projected revenue. He added they are right in line with […] The post County receives financial report a month into Fiscal Year 2024 appeared first on Daily Leader.
Severe storms result in minor damage for Southwest Mississippi
Two tornado warnings were issued for portions of Lincoln County and Southwest Mississippi Monday evening and night. The National Weather Service in Jackson reports 0.64 inches of rain recorded in Pike County, with no official report for other portions of the area. Lincoln County and Brookhaven suffered very little damage, as far as reports of […] The post Severe storms result in minor damage for Southwest Mississippi appeared first on Daily Leader.
Supervisors defer decision to extend burn ban
BROOKHAVEN — Lincoln County Supervisors decided to defer a request to extend the burn ban in Lincoln County. Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves lifted the burn ban in Lincoln County citing much needed rainfall alleviating the threat. Lincoln County Emergency Management Agency Director Chris Reid said they had several fires in the county over the weekend […] The post Supervisors defer decision to extend burn ban appeared first on Daily Leader.
Tornado warning issued for Brookhaven, Bude, Bogue Chitto
BROOKHAVEN — National Weather Service in Jackson issued a tornado warning for Franklin and Lincoln County Monday night. Pea sized hail is possible with this storm. NWS Jackson issued the tornado warning for eastern Franklin County and Central Lincoln County. It is in effect until 8:15 p.m. The storm will reach the following locations at […] The post Tornado warning issued for Brookhaven, Bude, Bogue Chitto appeared first on Daily Leader.
Watch: Intense lightning in Lincoln County
MT. ZION — Lightning is spectacular outside right now. Lincoln County is currently under a tornado watch. Please share pictures or videos of this storm by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or message us on Facebook. The post Watch: Intense lightning in Lincoln County appeared first on Daily Leader.
Engineering Update: Work continues in the county
BROOKHAVEN — Lincoln County Engineer Ryan Holmes gave a brief overview of projects during a regularly scheduled board of supervisors meeting Monday morning. District 4 Supervisor Eddie Brown received good news on the Auburn Drive bridge project. Holmes said Auburn Drive paving work was finalized and was inspected. Grass started to grow back after the […] The post Engineering Update: Work continues in the county appeared first on Daily Leader.
Tornado Warning by NWS
Instruction: TAKE COVER NOW! Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris.
Severe Thunderstorm Warning by NWS
Instruction: Remain alert for a possible tornado! Tornadoes can develop quickly from severe thunderstorms. If you spot a tornado go at once into the basement or small central room in a sturdy structure. For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building. A Tornado Watch remains in effect until 1100 PM CST for central and south central Mississippi.