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Good news fills the pages of newspaper

Habitat for Humanity is raising money to help fund the construction of its 15th home in Lincoln County. Habitat for Humanity of Lincoln County is accepting donations of handmade birdhouses and birdhouse-related items, such as quilts, art and jewelry. The items will be on the block for a silent auction through Friday, said Executive Director Suzanne Smith. To make a donation, call the Habitat office at 601-823-4061 or drop it off at 230 South First St. in Brookhaven.

Below is a look back at a few more positive stories from this past week.

• Brookhaven’s Sam Sones was named Farm Bureau’s Mississippi Agent of the Year recently. The award is based on an agent’s production in sales of auto, property and life insurance and other factors, which are given a numerical value. Farm Bureau uses a best-of-the-best ranking, which measures their production in each area. “It’s God giving me favor in situations, most importantly,” Sones said about the award. “The second thing is, if you love what you do, you’re going to succeed at it.”

• The Brookhaven Animal Rescue League’s annual Cat’s Meow sale, which helps fund the no-kill adoption center, will be Friday from 2 to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Donation items will be accepted Thursday at 101 E. Court St. across the street from The Daily Leader parking lot.

• The Brookhaven Academy Cougars (12-9) clinched the MAIS AA-District 3 championship for a second straight year with a 4-2 road win over Sylva-Bay last week. The Cougars rode the pitching of senior Dawson Flowers to the win as the Mississippi Gulf Coast CC signee struck out 11 and walked two over seven innings. Flowers gave up three hits and two unearned runs in the win.

“Dawson had his breaking ball and his changeup to lefties working tonight,” said BA head coach Tyler Parvin. “He pitched a great game to set the tone.”

• Two fallen Brookhaven police officers are part of a group of 14 who were recognized across the country by the Cannonball Memorial Run. The families of Cpl. Zach Moak and officer James White were joined by friends, relatives, elected officials and city workers to meet the team traveling cross country to bring wooden plaques bearing the officers’ names. The group of 13 retired and current law enforcement officers traveled from California to Washington D.C. to bring awareness to those targeted for wearing a badge.