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Plenty of positive news to report

Shirley Price, a child nutrition administrative assistant in the Lincoln County School District,  was named the 2019 Southeast Regional Employee of the Year by the non-profit School Nutrition Association.

Price is known for her professionalism and willingness to help staff from other departments in the district central office.

“Shirley Price is truly an inspiration to other employees, going above and beyond what her job requires,” said SNA President Gay Anderson. “She is committed to being a part of the team, connecting with students and providing her colleagues with the support needed for a successful child nutrition program.”

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

• Brookhaven Academy again is the MAIS AA state champ. The Cougars beat Tri-County 8-7 Thursday for the title series sweep. “This is No. 1, I’ve never been a part of anything like this. The way these kids kept fighting, this is No. 1,” said Brookhaven Academy head coach Tyler Parvin.

• Mary Ann Williams and 23 other participants recently received certificates of completion during the 14th Circuit Drug Court graduation at Southwest Mississippi Community College in Summit.  The purpose of drug courts is to rehabilitate drug using offenders through treatment and supervision from the court system. The 14th Circuit Drug Court currently has 248 participants from Lincoln, Pike and Walthall counties. In order to graduate, participants must spend at least three years in the program. The state of Mississippi currently has 42 drug courts. There are 22 adult felony programs, with a drug court operating in every Circuit Court district in the state.

• Becky Tate, manager of the Wendy’s fast food restaurant in Brookhaven, has been named the No. 2 general manager for the restaurant across its entire system.  Tate is one of 200 general managers who were recognized  by the company recently for their leadership, performance, dedication to excellence and continuing service. “There is no one more deserving of this honor than Becky,” said Brian McDaniel, senior vice president for the Carlisle Corporation — a Memphis-based franchisee that owns more than 150 Wendy’s across the Southeast.