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Plenty of good news to report

Santa Claus coming to town wasn’t the only good news this week. Below is a look back at positive stories from the area.

• Wreaths Across America will make a stop in Brookhaven next week to honor veterans who have died. Area veterans, their families and anyone with a patriotic spirit are encouraged to attend a wreath-passing ceremony 10 a.m. Thursday at Easthaven Baptist Church as part of the national Wreaths Across America project. A wreath-laying ceremony will take place Dec. 14 at 11 a.m. at Riverwood Memorial Park next to the funeral home. Wreaths Across America began in 1992, and has developed into the country’s largest military parade. It is designed to honor the memories of slain service men and women and educate the next generation about military sacrifice. Brookhaven has participated in the ceremony for the past 12 years.

• A new retailer is coming to town, and is hiring. Harbor Freight Tools expects to open its doors early next year in the old Fred’s location on Brookway Boulevard. The business plans to hire approximately 35 to 40 people. To view jobs or apply, visit www.harborfreightjobs.com. “We welcome them to Brookhaven,” said Mayor Joe Cox. “We’re glad to have them. We are glad they were able to utilize an existing building and look forward to them being open.”

• “The Life of Christ,” a drive-through presentation of the life of Jesus Christ, will return to Atwood Park in Monticello Dec. 14 for its seventh year. New Sight Baptist Church will also have its annual drive-through nativity Dec. 13-Dec. 15.