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Plenty of positive news found on our pages

Dozens of positive news stories made the pages of The Daily Leader in the past week. From cross country and softball success to local “celebrities” raising money for BARL, good news was not in short supply.

Below is a look back at a few good news stories:

• The Brookhaven High girls’ cross-country team took home another team title this past weekend as they captured first place in the Madison XC Festival hosted by Madison Central High School. Junior Bailey Pounds was the first finisher for the Lady Panthers with a time of 20 minutes, 48 seconds, which was good enough for fifth place. Miyah Miller and Gracie Gray finished in seventh and eighth places, respectively, with times of 21:02 and 21:03. Freshman Ellie Slay finished in 10th place with a time of 21:24. Carley Craig of BHS finished in 13th place with a time of 21:53 and was closely followed by her teammate, Emmaline Wolfe, in 14th place with a time of 21:59.

The BHS boys also had a strong showing, as they finished third behind Bartlett High (Tennessee) and Pearl.

• The Brookhaven Animal Rescue League Celebrity Dinner fundraiser will be Oct. 23 at the Lincoln Civic Center. Tickets are $25 each, and can be purchased at Bank of Franklin, First Bank, Road and Track Powersports, Brookway Dental or by calling BARL at 601-757-1057.

• A Mississippi Blood Services blood drive in memory of fallen officers James Kevin White and Zach Moak took place at the police department recently.

• A new business will soon inhabit the former Ace Hardware building in Brookhaven. Tom’s Climate Control Storage could be open by Thanksgiving, or Christmas at the latest. The business is named after Tom Moak.

• Lincoln County residents will get a $14 break on garbage bills after enduring weeks of spotty pick-up service. Supervisors voted 5-0 to offer a one-month rebate on county garbage bills to make up for the failings of former county garbage company Waste Pro. “It’s time to do it if we’re going to do it,” said District 4 Supervisor Eddie Brown, who made the motion to offer the rebate.