Authorities report quiet holiday weekend

Published 5:00 am Wednesday, September 5, 2007

It was a weekend of fun and travel as most Lincoln Countiansenjoyed their Labor Day off, and law enforcement officials say itwas done safely.

“I was here all weekend and everything was quiet,” saidBrookhaven Police Chief Pap Henderson.

The chief said early this morning he had not yet received hisweekend briefing, but he was unaware of any major incidents duringthe holiday.

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Sgt. Rusty Boyd, Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol’s publicaffairs officer for Troop M, said the state highways of SouthwestMississippi were well-traveled this weekend, but also relativelyfree of incident.

“We didn’t work anything major that I’m aware of,” he said.

Boyd said the department held checkpoints throughout thedistrict to target drunk drivers and to check driver’s licenses andproof of insurance.

“We had checkpoints every night starting Friday,” he said.

Clifford Galey, Lincoln County fire coordinator and director ofthe civil defense, said he was able to enjoy a quiet weekend withhis family and friends. He said he received no calls about fires,accidents or storm damage.

“It was a good holiday from my end,” he said. “Any time I don’tget a call it’s a good weekend.”