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Return of students highlights good news

Students in Lincoln County schools returned to the classroom Tuesday, with Brookhaven and Brookhaven Academy following right behind them. That’s great news for some (mainly parents) and probably a little disappointing for others (students). Seniors at West Lincoln began their final year with a ride to campus on a trailer decked out a like a parade float.

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

• A new grocery appears to be headed to Brookhaven soon. Sullivan’s Grocery has purchased a privilege license to operate at the old Piggly Wiggly location on Hwy. 51. According to the license, the store should open in the next two to three weeks.

• The annual Exchange Club Fair wrapped up with watermelons and fireworks Saturday night. Students who grew watermelons from seeds handed out by the Lincoln County Master Gardeners were given a free armband good for unlimited rides.

• A stretch of Hwy. 51 was named in honor of deputy William Durr, who was killed in the line of duty in 2017. “He’s always been a servant and that’s what I remember him as,” Sheriff Steve Rushing said. “William was the greatest servant I could ever know.”

• The Brookhaven Academy Lady Cougars (4-0) came from behind to beat the Copiah Academy Lady Colonels 7-6 on the campus of Copiah-Lincoln Community College recently. “It was an amazing comeback,” said BA coach Becky Flowers. “Copiah Academy’s hitters did a great job against our pitchers by putting the ball in play and finding hole in our defense. Lucky our girls were patient and found a way to grind back from a four-run deficit to go ahead in the fifth. We battled the heat and some sickness, but our girls really pulled out their team card today and came up with some great hits in clutch situations. I’m so proud of that resilience this early in our season.”