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Our pages were full of positive news

From success on the baseball field to success in the world of art, the pages of The Daily Leader were full of positive news. Here is a look back at some of those stories.

• The Dr. A.L. Lott Youth All-Stars No. 1 took the 11/12-year-old trophy recently at the Meridian Boys and Girls Club Invitational Tournament. The league’s No. 2 team finished second, as did the 9/10-year-old Minors and the softball-playing Stars. Malachi Williams, Marreo Williams and Amarion Clay all homered during the No. 1 championship game, and Clay pitched a no-hitter.

• A group of ATV riders were rescued by Lawrence County Emergency Management and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks after a rising creek left them stranded. Rainwater and runoff caused Hall’s Creek to rise quickly. Officials said the Pearl River jumped up six to eight inches from the rain, while Hall’s Creek rose three to four feet. One of the two side-by-sides went under and flowed downstream. One of the young men got caught in the current and grabbed a tree to pull himself out, but it broke and he fell back in. He was finally able to get onto a bluff with his teenage brother. Thankfully, a rescue boat hauled them back to safety.

• Lincoln County’s All-Star teams were honored by the Lincoln County Board of Supervisors with a pair of resolutions congratulating them for being runners up in the state championships.

• King’s Daughters Medical Center is using a data-driven plan to help keep new mothers safe. The efforts by the hospital stand in contrast to some medical facilities, where new mothers die from preventable medical conditions. KDMC is part of the Mississippi Perinatal Quality Collaborative, a statewide effort to shift to evidence-based procedures to oversee and protect the health of newborn babies and their mothers. The program seeks to cut down on preventable conditions that can injure or kill mothers who have recently delivered by measuring blood loss, the timely administration of blood pressure medicine and other steps.

• Artist Derek Covington Smith, a graduate of Brookhaven Academy and Copiah-Lincoln Community College, will have his art featured at the Lincoln County Public Library. The Brookhaven Regional Art Guild is presenting “There and Back Again” — a retrospective of art by Smith Aug. 2-30. A reception will be held with the artist present on Aug. 16 at 5:30 p.m. He has worked as a professional artist in Orlando, California, North Carolina and Brooklyn. He is associated with THNK1994 museum in Brooklyn, and his paintings continue to be on display there.