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Lots of good news in city and county

Like always, there was plenty of good news to be found in Brookhaven and Lincoln County recently. From a state championship in baseball to high school graduation ceremonies, the pages of The Daily Leader were full of positive stories. Below is a quick look back at some of them.

• Several students took part in the Brookhaven School District’s GED graduation ceremony. Phylisha Stubbs was one of the students. She dreams of being a nurse, and her GED is the first step toward that goal. Janee’ Harrison, director of the alternative educational services for the Brookhaven School District, said the students showed courage and determination in completing the program’s requirements. She said she expects them to become prosperous adults who give back to the community.

• The Brookhaven Academy baseball team claimed the MAIS state title after beating Tri-County 14-4 Friday night. The team had little trouble in the final series, winning game one Tuesday.

• Brookhaven’s Trace Owens inked a scholarship with Coahoma Community College as a pitcher for the Tigers.

“I’m really happy that I’m going to get to continue my baseball career,” Owens said. “It was always a dream of mine to play college baseball, and I’m happy I’m going to have school paid for to play baseball.”

• The King’s Daughters Medical Center Foundation golf tournament returns for another year June 1. The scramble is a fundraiser for the foundation, which supports the hospital by funding capital improvements. The foundation donated more than $115,000 to KDMC in February for the installation of a new infant security system, and in October the foundation paid for the construction of the Willing Hearts Memorial Garden. It gave $225,000 in 2016 for the construction of a new endoscopy suite.

• A Mississippi School of the Arts grad is up for Female Artist of the Year and Breakout Single in the K-Love Fan Awards. Jasmine Murray is competing against Kim Walker-Smith, Lauren Daigle, Mandisa, Natalie Grant and Plumb for the awards.

“A few years later though, the Lord revealed to me that he wanted me to be a Christian artist to sing for him and glorify him. I wanted to be obedient to him,” she said. “He has opened up so many doors and allowed me to do just that.”