MDWFP names youth camp for missing hunter
By Hunter Cloud The Daily Leader MUSCADINE FARMS — Three years after they disappeared while duck hunting on the Mississippi River, Zeb Hughes and Gunner Palmer are being memorialized by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. The MDWFP has named a youth hunting camp the Gunner Palmer Memorial Youth Waterfowl Hunt. Applications for […]
Mark your calendars: Businesses, churches host events this week
BROOKHAVEN — Christmas is almost here and local businesses are starting to celebrate. Mark your calendars for business events on Friday and Saturday. Butterfield Mansion will technically kick off the weekend festivities with an open house Thursday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The open house is sponsored by Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Cabin and Creek […] The post Mark your calendars: Businesses, churches host events this week appeared first on Daily Leader.
County Engineer gives update on projects
BROOKHAVEN — Lincoln County Board of Supervisors had a quick regularly scheduled meeting Monday. Lincoln County Engineer Ryan Holmes had the longest report of the morning. His first update was on paving projects underway by Dickerson and Bowen. He said D&B are in Centreville working this week. Once they are done they will have a […] The post County Engineer gives update on projects appeared first on Daily Leader.
Mississippi auto dealer reports two vehicles stolen
Two vehicles have been reported stolen in recent days from a Mississippi auto dealership. Stan King Chevrolet in Brookhaven reported one on Friday, Nov. 24, and another on Wednesday, Nov. 29. The first report was made to Brookhaven Police that a 2022 GMC Sierra pickup had been taken. Security video...
Weekly Safety Report: Fatal Wreck and Lawsuit Filed in Lincoln County, Mississippi
Two incidents occurred in Lincoln County, Mississippi this week. In the first incident, a one-vehicle wreck resulted in the death of a Lincoln County woman. The driver lost control of the Dodge truck, causing it to slide off the road and collide with trees on the passenger side. The driver was taken to the hospital for treatment. In the second incident, a Black former delivery driver filed a lawsuit against two white men and his former employer, FedEx. He alleges that the men shot at his work van and pursued him in a high-speed chase. The lawsuit seeks $5 million in damages.
Today the gas price is close to $2.67 in Hazlehurst as of 2023-12-05. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Tuesday is $3.229, a week ago the price is $3.246 , according to AAA.
Bears score big in 106-70 game
The Brookhaven Bears men’s basketball team left the home court with smiling faces on Nov. 21, having secured a 106-70 win against Jacksonville College’s Jaguars. The game was not a close one. From the beginning, the Bears took the lead and maintained it throughout both halves. Guard Grant...
Adopt an ‘angel’ for Christmas
The Christmas season is a time for giving, and there are many in Lawrence County in need. One way you can help is by adopting an “angel” from the annual community Angel Tree for whom to provide gifts for Christmas. There are children of all ages available to choose from on trees set up at First Bank and Ramey’s in Monticello. Stop by today and help share the joy of Christmas.
Lady Bears win 3rd consecutive title
Brookhaven women’s soccer team, the Lady Bears, have won their third consecutive national title and their fifth national title, setting a record for the National Junior College Athletic Association for Division III women’s soccer. Jimmy Elder, head coach of the Lady Bears, said he was incredibly proud of...
Family sues Brookhaven School District after 5-year-old left on bus
BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (WJTV) – A family is suing the Brookhaven School District after they said a five-year-old was left along on a school bus for hours. Attorney Gerard Mumford, who is representing Shameaka Washington, said they are seeking punitive damages against the school district. Mumford said Germani Washington was left alone on the school bus […]
Former FedEx Driver Who Says Two White Men Shot At Him Sues For $5M
A Black former FedEx driver has refiled a $5 million lawsuit against FedEx and the two White men criminally charged for shooting at him while making deliveries in Brookhaven, Miss., the Associated Press reports. D’Monterrio Gibson’s attorney filed this second civil suit on Nov. 20 in state court.
Meet the face of the Lincoln County Civic Center
BROOKHAVEN — She is the face of the Lincoln County Civic Center and offers a friendly smile when you walk through the doors and step into the administrative office. Annie Pearl Johnson is a lifelong resident of Lincoln County and was hard at work when The Dart landed nearby Thursday. She grew up in western […] The post Meet the face of the Lincoln County Civic Center appeared first on Daily Leader.
Tacky Clinton Christmas Holiday Event
Www.youtube.com – WJTV 12 News – 2023-12-03 13:28:49. SUMMARY: Residents of Clinton came out in the rain to participate in the 6th annual Yule Run followed by a parade for the Clinton Christmas holiday event. Tanner Deyoung has been attending the parade for over 10 years and enjoys the sense of community. Shannon Lacy has been attending for a long time and loves seeing the community come together to kick off the Christmas season. The event is not just about participating in festive activities, but also about coming together as a community. Despite the rain, the residents of Clinton were not deterred and had a great time at the event.
Four local restaurants pass health inspections
BROOKHAVEN — Four restaurants passed health inspections this past week according to Mississippi Department of Health records. A convenience store also passed a health inspection with flying colors. Rally’s, located at 755 Brookway Boulevard, earned an A. It is the third straight A they have earned since 2022. Smitty’s Place, located at 452 ½ Rogers Street […] The post Four local restaurants pass health inspections appeared first on Daily Leader.
Watch: Christmas Parade beats out rain
BROOKHAVEN — A forecast of rain and naysayers could not dampen the Christmas Spirit in Brookhaven Thursday night. Children screamed with jubilee as they ran around picking up candy tossed by parade riders in downtown Brookhaven. Occasional drops of rain fell and gusts of wind whipped around a few times but the weather was calm […] The post Watch: Christmas Parade beats out rain appeared first on Daily Leader.
Chief’s Grill opens sit down restaurant
ZETUS — Chief’s Grill announced it would open a Steakhouse at the former Funky Monkey on Zetus Road in September. Wednesday was the first official day of business for the new steakhouse at 1378 Zetus Road. General Manager Chad Walker said business was steady. Chief’s Grill Steakhouse will serve steaks from 4 p.m. to 9 […] The post Chief’s Grill opens sit down restaurant appeared first on Daily Leader.
More rain to come this weekend
JACKSON — A little less than an inch of rain fell in Lincoln County Thursday night, 0.87 inches to be exact, according to the National Weather Service. More is forecast to come Friday night and into the weekend. A slight chance of sprinkles will accompany a clearing fog this morning. Rain chances will shoot up […] The post More rain to come this weekend appeared first on Daily Leader.
Lincoln County Jail docket: 21 arrests made across Thanksgiving holiday
Lincoln County Jail docket, Thursday-Sunday, Wednesday-Sunday, Nov. 22-26, 2023: • Jeremiah B. Essien, 02/13/1998, 1150 Railroad Ave., Georgetown — arrested on city warrant, by Brookhaven Police Department. • Cearic Merchant, 02/03/2008, 315 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive — arrested, charged with armed carjacking, by BPD. • Freddie Paul Modelist, 11/23/1995, 8651 Pearl Point St., Houston, […] The post Lincoln County Jail docket: 21 arrests made across Thanksgiving holiday appeared first on Daily Leader.
The parade is still on: Brookhaven Christmas spirit not dampened
In spite of anticipated rain, the Brookhaven annual Christmas parade has not been canceled, nor postponed. It will begin at 6:30 p.m. Anyone who has registered to be in the parade but would like to cancel due to the forecast, however, has until 5 p.m. Wednesday to cancel and receive a refund, by calling 601-833-1411. […] The post The parade is still on: Brookhaven Christmas spirit not dampened appeared first on Daily Leader.
New steakhouse to open in Lincoln County Wednesday
ZETUS — Chiefs Grill announced it would open a Steakhouse at the former Funky Monkey on Zetus Road in September. Wednesday will be the first official day of business for the new steakhouse at 1378 Zetus Road. Chief’s Grill Steakhouse will serve steaks from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. It will be dine […] The post New steakhouse to open in Lincoln County Wednesday appeared first on Daily Leader.