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Miss Hospitality Allie Claire Townsend headed to state competition

For Allie Claire Townsend, there’s no place like home. And while she’s always been one to brag about her hometown, it’s the 19-year-old’s job for the next year. Townsend, the daughter of Dwayne and Cindy Townsend, has been chosen as Lincoln County’s Miss Hospitality and will compete for the state ti


4 dead after 12-hour hostage standoff in Mississippi, city spokesman says

Clinton, Miss. -- Authorities said Saturday four people are dead and a suspect is in custody after a domestic dispute in Mississippi led to a fatal hostage standoff. The street was at one point flooded with first responder cars while a man was believed to have held multiple people hostage for almost


Panthers roar into region finals

The Brookhaven High Panthers took home two wins on Tuesday in the Division 6-5A Tournament at Wingfield. In the girls’ game the Lady Panthers (25-1) continued domination of their division mates with a 67-30 pounding of the Natchez High Lady Bulldogs. In the boy’s game the Panthers (20-6) raced out t


Fatalities reported in Mississippi hostage situation: report

Authorities are reporting “multiple fatalities’’ stemming from a hostage situation in Clinton, Mississippi, WAPT reports. The television station reported at 2:49 p.m Saturday (Feb. 16) that the scene was secure. The standoff had lasted nearly 12 hours, WAPT’s story said.


Mississippi suit to cover all who lost voting rights, judge says

JACKSON, Miss. — A federal judge says a handful of former Mississippi convicts who are suing to have their voting rights restored can represent everyone who falls into that category.


Brookhaven police arrest accused battery burglar

It all started with a stolen battery. “We started with the battery and worked our way backward,” said Sgt. Jonathan Alford with the Brookhaven Police Department. “That’s real unusual, but it happens that way sometimes.”


Authorities catch 2 men who escaped from Mississippi jail

(CNN)Two men who escaped from a jail in Mississippi have been taken into custody, authorities said Saturday. The inmates, Carlos Sibley, 26, and Donaven Harris, 29, were captured in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, according to the Hattiesburg Police Department. The two escaped from the Forrest County Jail


Brookhaven Tight End Has Leader And Trip Planned To Oxford

Ole Miss will get an unofficial visit from 2020 Brookhaven (Miss.) High School tight end KaDarius Wells next month. The 6-5, 250-pounder was offered by the Rebels last September. He will be making his first trip back to the Ole Miss campus since watching the Rebels play Alabama in Oxford on Sept. 15


Mississippi Legislature Passes Bill Banning Abortion After Fetal Heartbeat Detected; Governor To Sign Into Law

On Wednesday, the Mississippi state Senate and House of Representatives passed bills to prohibit abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detectable (between six and seven weeks gestation).


Wesson police issue speeding tickets

Wesson Police Department issued two speeding tickets Thursday. The Brookhaven Police Department’s reports for Thursday were as follows:. • Vehicle burglary at E. Monticello St.


Lincoln County Public Library is a ‘Star’ in the state

The Lincoln County Public Library possesses thousands of books and one big star. The Lincoln-Lawrence-Franklin Regional Library System — which includes the main office in Brookhaven and branches in Monticello, Meadville and New Hebron — recently received one of 12 Mississippi Library Stars awarded b


Clinton Police working active hostage situation

CLINTON, Miss.(WJTV) - Clinton officials say they're working an active hostage situation near Foxhill Drive. Mark Jones with the City of Clinton reports police received a call just before 3 a.m. about a domestic disturbance.


Official apologizes for saying police murder people daily

MCCOMB, Miss. (AP) - A southwest Mississippi official is apologizing to his city’s police department after saying that people were “being slaughtered and murdered by policemen every day.” The Enterprise-Journal reports that McComb Selectman Devante Johnson issued a letter of apology Thursday to Poli


Three Cougars sign with Southwest

A large chunk of the Lawrence County High School Cougar defense is headed to Summit as three Cougars recently signed letters-of-intent with Southwest Mississippi Community College.


Sexual assault charges filed against Pike County teacher

PIKE COUNTY, Miss (WJTV) - A former Pike County teacher has been charged with sexual battery involving a student. Thirty-three year old Valeria Hart Freeman turned herself into the Pike County Sheriff's Department Tuesday.


Doty’s bill to fight sextortion needed

It’s not something most of know anything about, but for many it’s a very real problem. Revenge porn and so-called “sextortion” is a real issue affected real people here in Lincoln County.


Bogue Chitto man arrested for grand larceny, trespassing

The Lincoln County Jail Docket for Monday-Tuesday was as follows:. • Anthony Nations, 05/15/1974, 129 North Second St. — arrested for violation of city beer ordinance by Brookhaven Police Department.


Woman gets five years for child neglect, drugs

Here are sentences reported recently in Pike County Circuit Court:. • Amanda L. Wallace, 36, 1131 Wells Road, Summit, pleaded guilty to two counts felonious child neglect and possession of methamphetamine. Judge Mike Taylor sentenced her to 10 years, five suspended, drug and alcohol treatment, fined


LCSO reports stranded motorist call

The Brookhaven Police Department’s reports for Tuesday were as follows:. • Problem with juvenile on North Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reports for Monday-Tuesday were as follows:


Closings vary Monday for Presidents Day

In observance of Presidents Day, a state holiday, county offices are closed; however, some city offices remain open. Presidents Day is an American holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February. Originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, the holiday became popu