November 8-14 is National Nurse Practitioner Week, and Tonya Hughey, of Brookhaven, was voted the best nurse practitioner in the area. Sen. Jason Barrett recently helped recognize Hughey and other nurse practitioners in Lincoln, Lawrence, and Copiah counties for their contribution to the COVID-19 fight. These nurse practitioners work in nurse practitioner led clinics providing primary care for adult and pediatric patients. Specialties represented are orthopedics, mental health, acute critical care, family, and pediatrics. Pictured (seated, from left) Britany Burage, Sen. Jason Barrett, Tonya Hughey, Robbie Chappell, Brittany Mullins; (standing) Brandy Wilson, Darnell McIntyre, Martha McGrew, Mary Lumley, Loren Williams, Beth Brown, Danny Moore, Deon Taylor, and Jodie Sartin.