Pages were bursting with good news

Published 10:12 pm Tuesday, June 26, 2018

The pages of The Daily Leader were bursting with good news this past week. From new businesses opening to a medical mission trip to All-Star baseball action, we packed a ton of positive news into each edition of the newspaper. Below is a small sample:

• A group of medical professionals from Brookhaven traveled to Honduras to take medical care and the Gospel to the impoverished people there. “It’s just the little things we take for granted, but to me it was a breath of fresh air,” Chris Fortenberry, a nurse anesthetist,  said. “They’re so appreciative, but they’re the ones who helped me.”

• 601 Sports is expanding to Meridian, with plans to open a retail/indoor gun range location there in August. Jason Martin-Nez will soon open his third 601 Sports — this one in the space previously operated by Modern Outfitters on Hwy. 39. He purchased the building less than three weeks ago.

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• A Brookhaven native’s art will be featured at the library during the month of July. The “Colors of Life” art show, by artist Paula Nations Yancey, will be displayed in the library, 100 S. Jackson St. in Brookhaven, during business hours.

• A bee-loving family has turned a hobby into a sweet business. John and Pam Whittaker have launched a honey business, selling the sticky stuff from the local farmers market and at their farm on Lake Lincoln Road. Broken House Farms produces about 150-200 gallons of honey a season.

• Five-year-old Samuel Johnston has done something most turkey hunters only dream of. He completed the grand slam of turkey hunting, killing four different subspecies of turkey.