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Plenty of positive stories to publish

There was plenty of Dairy Day fun Friday at the Civic Center. The annual kickoff to the summer farmers market was moved to the covered arena because of rain — but that didn’t slow the crowds. More than 3,000 people attended and were treated to a taste of farm life. Below is a look back at a few more good news headlines.

• A former Brookhaven choir director will bring “A Little Night of Water Music” to Lincoln County. The concert presented by the Lincoln County Choral Society will be directed by Jens Oliva. Oliva taught at Brookhaven High School. Oliva and his wife started the organization four years ago and led the choir for a year before moving to Florida. The concert will be held at First United Methodist Church on June 13 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door.

• Loyd Star’s James Beard was selected by the Chicago White Sox in the Major League draft — at the 110th spot. The centerfielder is lightning quick — his time in the 60-yard dash placed him as the fastest high school baseball player in the nation. He was the first Mississippi high-schooler to hear his name called in the draft this  year.

• Lawrence County senior Sydney Pevey was selected MVP of the South team last weekend at the MAC All-Star Softball Game. Pevey was joined on the South 4A/5A/6A team by Madi Miller of Brookhaven High. BHS head coach Mandy Vincent and assistant coach Amy Motta coached the South team to a 4-2 victory. Loyd Star senior Malori Cade was joined on the South 1A/2A/3A team by the Wesson duo of Catherine Wilson and Shelbi Maxwell.

• Brookhaven Academy has found the new leader of its baseball program with the recent hiring of Caleb Upton. Upton replaces coach Tyler Parvin who left the school to take a position at Jackson Academy. “It’s a head position at a school that has a good program and is well supported,” said Upton. “Overall it’s just a very good situation for me.”

• King’s Daughters Medical Center was recently designated a Lung Cancer Screening Center by the American College of Radiology.  The designation is a voluntary program that recognizes facilities that have committed to practice safe, effective diagnostic care for individuals who are at the highest risk for lung cancer.