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Schools delay opening due to winter weather

Due to expected inclement winter weather Friday morning in Lincoln, Lawrence and Copiah counties, some schools will be starting classes later than usual.

Lincoln County Schools will delay the start of classes until 9 a.m. and will dismiss at regular time, said Superintendent Mickey Myers.

“This is subject to change should temperatures reach the freezing mark instead of the 34 degrees overnight low that is forecast,” he said.

The Brookhaven School District will also start at 9 a.m. Friday.

“School start times are subject to change depending on the weather conditions,” Superintendent Ray Carlock said.

Lawrence County schools has pushed start time to 9:30 a.m.

The Copiah County School District has not yet determined if classes will be delayed.

Brookhaven Academy Head of Schools Jason Case has also not made a decision yet.

Copiah-Lincoln Community College has moved exams scheduled for 8 a.m. Friday to 1 p.m., said Natalie Davis, director of communications.

Exams set for 10:30 a.m. will remain on schedule. The college’s offices will open at 10 a.m.

Tonight’s basketball game between Bogue Chitto and West Marion at the Lincoln County Invitational Basketball Tournament at Enterprise has been canceled due to weather concerns. Loyd Star and Sacred Heart are still on, with the girls’ game beginning at 4 p.m.

A winter weather warning will be in effect from 9 tonight to noon Friday. Accumulations up to 1 inch are expected, with some places in Southwest Mississippi expected to get 2 inches.