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Graduation tops list of good news in area

Graduation season is upon us, with Brookhaven Academy sending 23 across the stage to get a diploma Friday. Other schools will have ceremonies in the coming weeks.

Below is a look back at a few more good news headlines.

• Six students, Harmoni Ashley of Wesson, Cristina Craig of Brookhaven, Will Hulon and Mary Elizabeth Munn, both of Wesson, Pollyanna Patterson and Fisher Warren, both of Brookhaven, were named to Copiah-Lincoln Community College’s Hall of Fame.

• Bluesman Virgil “Big Juv” Brawley will get a Mississippi Blues Trail marker in downtown Brookhaven. Brookhaven musician Tyler Bridge asked the Brookhaven Board of Aldermen to allow a Blues Trail marker to be placed in the park near the memorial for POW Danny Entrican. The motion passed unanimously.

“This guy was very big in the blues community and a very big part of continuing the Mississippi Blues history that we have,” Bridge said. “Having a blues marker is a pretty big deal. You have people from all over the world that will come to see a blues marker.”

• Brookhaven Academy’s baseball team are back in the MAIS AA State Championship series for a second straight year. The Cougars will play a best-of-three series this week with Tri-County Academy.

• A donation from a Bogue Chitto couple will jumpstart at summer reading program at the Brookhaven library. Wendy Sasser made a $500 donation to the Lincoln County Public Library on behalf of herself and husband Michael so that children’s librarian Kasie Beth Brown can purchase dozens of titles recommended by Bogue Chitto teachers for their students.

• Eighteen-year-old Meagan Poole was chosen as STAR student at Loyd Star Attendance Center. She chose Jan Delaughter as her STAR teacher. “I chose (Mrs. Delaughter) because she has helped me so much over the years. Along with helping me to increase my (ACT) score, she was a big role model in my life,” said Poole.