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Plenty of good news to report about the area

The pages of The Daily Leader were again filled with positive news about Brookhaven and Lincoln County.

From Dairy Day at the local farmers market to a Brookhaven native making her debut on the Food Network, there was plenty of good news to go around — more than 25 stories in the past week. Below is a recap of some of those.

• The local farmers market celebrated Dairy Day with ice cream, cows and plenty of smiles. The market also featured live music and, of course, produce.

• Brookhaven’s Katie Dixon made her debut on the Food Network’s “Foot Network Star” Sunday. She’s no stranger to the television camera though. She was previously featured on Fox’s “Masterchef” in 2016.

• Athletes from Wesson and Brookhaven made the Mississippi Association of Coaches All-Star tennis team. Reid Crow of Wesson and Will Moak of Brookhaven were selected to represent the South in the All-Star Match, while Brookhaven High School tennis coach Nancy Fisher was selected to be the coach of the team.

• Loyd Star residents should see a drop in their insurance premiums after the volunteer fire department purchased a new truck. The newly-purchased fire truck allows the department to be classified as a Level 7 department instead of Level 8, which in turn will lower insurance rates for residents, according to fire department officials.

• Brookhaven’s mosquito control contractor is busy keeping the pests at bay. Vector Disease Control International started in early April setting traps to gather mosquitoes for testing by the state health department. Trucks started spraying around April 15, hitting each of the five zones “just about every week.”

• Poppa’s Buffet & Grill recently re-opened after a five-week remodeling project. The restaurant in Brookhaven has served local diners — under three different names – for several years and has more than a few regulars. “You want true Southern cooking, this is where you are going to come,” Teresa Viramontez said. “It tastes like what you make at home.”