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State demands nearly $2 million repaid from county officials
BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi’s state auditor is demanding that a southwest Mississippi official repay more than $200,000 to county government and that $1.6 million also be repaid by officials for alleged, improper insurance payments to cover dependents of county employees.
Food pantry drive comes to a close
At least $6,000 will be split between four churches and organizations that feed the hungry in Lincoln County. The tally Friday for the 15th annual Holiday Food Pantry Drive surpassed $5,000. Shannon Aker, president of Bank of Brookhaven, expected the total to top $6,000 by Monday.
Retired Mississippi police dog rescued from animal shelter as handler gets demotion
A Mississippi cop has been demoted from the K9 unit to patrol duty after taking his retired four-legged partner to an animal shelter to be put up for adoption. Ringo sniffed out drugs for the Jackson Police Department for nine years until the dog's retirement this past October. Nevertheless, the Lab
Late Parklane rally stopped as Pioneers fall to Brookhaven Academy
Heading into Saturday’s home game against Brookhaven Academy, the Parklane Pioneers knew that they had their work cut out for them. And even though they put up a valiant effort in the second half, the Pioneers couldn’t pull it out, falling to the Cougars, 52-41.
Sex offender serves as grand marshal of Mississippi town's Christmas parade
SARDIS, Miss. (WREG) -- Some people in a north Mississippi town are complaining after the local chamber of commerce chose a sex offender as the grand marshal of the town Christmas parade.
Auditor demands more than $200,000 from chancery clerk
BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's state auditor is demanding that a southwest Mississippi official repay more than $200,000 to county government. The Daily Leader of Brookhaven reports State Auditor Shad White on Thursday released a report saying Lincoln County Chancery Clerk Tillmon Bishop nee
LCSO, BPD report 4 calls for theft
The Brookhaven Police Department’s reports for Tuesday were as follows:. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reports for Monday-Tuesday were as follows:. • Traffic assistance, Loyd Star Attendance Center.
Mississippi’s crumbling infrastructure delays emergency services and puts lives at risk
Nearly 500 bridges in the state are in such disrepair that they’re closed and state, county and local governments lack the funding for repairs. This has serious, sometimes deadly, consequences for residents when emergency responders can’t quickly reach those in need.
St. Mark handing out toys Saturday
No one leaves the toy drive without a toy — maybe two or three toys. Members of Brookhaven’s St. Mark Lodge No. 24 are preparing to make Christmas merry for hundreds of local children Saturday at the group’s fourth annual Toy Drive, a free event designed to ensure local children of all ages get some
KJ Nobles posts season high in points in North Pike win over West Lincoln
For most of the year, it has been junior Alijah Martin leading the way in scoring for the North Pike Jaguars with senior KJ Nobles finishing second. However those roles were reversed Friday night as it was the Nobles who posted a season-high 32 points in a 73-64 home win over West Lincoln.
Friday prep basketball round up: Lady Trojans beat Lady Rams 66-57
FERRIDAY — SheKayla Miller led Ferriday High School with 18 points and Diamond Johnson had 14 points as the Lady Trojans defeated the Richwood High School Lady Rams 66-57 Friday night at the Ferriday High School Holiday Basketball Tournament being held at the Ferriday Junior High School gymnasium.
Mississippi Segregation Schools Ban Pregnant and LGBTQ Students
Yes, you read that right. In Mississippi, there are schools that ban pregnant and LGBTQ students from attending, according to Huffington Post. Mississippi senator Cindy Hyde-Smith recently revealed that she attended a segregation academy in the past and then later sent her daughter to one. Segregati
BPD pulls man from underneath house
It took a couple of hours and a little tear gas, but Brookhaven police pulled an alleged trespasser out from underneath a home on North Jackson Street early Monday morning. Brookhaven Police Chief Kenneth Collins said Gary DeLaughter, 34, was arrested without incident around 1:30 a.m. Monday after o
Ex-convict believes Mississippi could lead the nation’s criminal justice reform
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State auditor’s report details numerous county violations
The state auditor is demanding Lincoln County Chancery Clerk Tillmon Bishop repay more than $200,000 to Lincoln County after an audit found numerous violations during an ongoing investigation.
Film on Ole Brook Thursday night at museum
It’s a little film, shot in Brookhaven, about Brookhaven, starring Brookhavenites and sponsored — 43 years ago — by Brookhaven businesses. Originally recorded from a television broadcast onto a Betamax video tape in 1975, “Spotlight on Brookhaven” has been preserved through the years by Cathy Bridge
Bobcat band, choir debut Thursday
Lincoln County’s newest music program is finally taking the stage. The Bogue Chitto Attendance Center band and choir, both of which started from scratch at the beginning of the school year, will hold their first public performance Thursday at a free concert at Easthaven Baptist Church. The nearly 60
MDOC arrests 2 for parole, probation violations
The Lincoln County Jail Docket for Tuesday was as follows:. • Lorenzo White, 09/04/1990, 721 Ole Brook Road — arrested for parole violation by Mississippi Department of Corrections.
Thanks for donating to food pantry drive
Brookhaven and Lincoln County are full of givers. Just take a look at the list of donors for the Holiday Food Pantry Drive. The joint effort by the newspaper and Bank of Brookhaven helps to raise funds for four area food pantries.
‘Lincoln County Christmas’ is Thursday night at Easthaven
Lincoln County schools are having an old-fashioned singin’, and everyone is invited. “Lincoln County Christmas 2018” will feature an hourlong lineup of Christmas music by students, parents and teachers from all four schools in the Lincoln County School District singing and playing instruments to per