Good news offers a break from the bad

Published 10:17 am Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Terrorist attacks, police shootings, a coup in Turkey, a presidential election that further divides our country — the headlines haven’t been pretty lately.

But thankfully, there’s been plenty of good news here locally. From baseball all-stars to business expansions, Brookhaven and Lincoln County have had their share of good news. Here’s a quick reminder of that:

• Reed’s Metals is planning an expansion that will bring more jobs to the area and help the company meet growing demand. The expansion will also allow the company to grow its product line to an industrial level. The project represents a $3 million investment for Reed’s.

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• The 8-year-old Lincoln American All-Stars finished in second place in the state tournament after an 11-0 loss to Columbia in the championship game. The team will now advance to the Dixie Youth World Series in Laurel.  Other all-star teams in the area are also making their way through district and state tournaments.

• The Cotten-Bridge Band, with Tyler Bridge and Andi Cotten on guitar and vocals, Nick Bridge on drums, Greg Smith on bass and Shelley Smith on keys, performed to an audience of more than 200 Saturday at Brookstock XVI, which was held at the FEMA building. Over the years, what started out as a high school reunion has evolved into a three-day festival that brings talent old and new to the Brookhaven music scene.

• Miss Mississippi Laura Lee Lewis is on her way home for her first official visit since winning the crown June 25 in Vicksburg. A homecoming reception will be from 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the Mary Jane Lampton Auditorium at 110 South Jackson St.