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Gas leak forces evacuations

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Dozens of people were ordered to evacuate their homes after a gas leak was detected by the Grenada Police Department Tuesday afternoon. The leak was discovered as a police officer patrolled the area of Pearl Street near College Street around 2:30. According to the Grenada Police Department’s incident report, the…

Grenadian faces charges in Calhoun County

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Three Calhoun County school district educators are being charged for failing to report alleged inappropriate contact between a teacher and a student. According to The Clarion Ledger, a man identified as Bruce High School teacher and coach Loray Jordan Jr., of Grenada, was charged on April 21 with touching an…

Memphis suspect arrested here

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer A Memphis man wanted in connection with a homicide in that city was arrested here Wednesday night, according to the Grenada Police Department. Assistant Police Chief Maj. George Douglas identified the man as Bernard Gladney, 47, who was arrested following a traffic stop on Interstate 55 at Papermill Road around…

Gospel Fest honors Duck Hill native

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Duck Hill will be the site of a huge gospel festival this weekend honoring one of its own native daughters. The town is hosting its first ever Gospel and Heritage Festival honoring Lucie Campbell, the pioneer songwriter who was born in Duck Hill. Al White, executive director of Action Communication…

Gas leak Monday afternoon

Emergency personnel were called to an abandoned house on College Street Monday afternoon to contain a gas leak. Grenada police, firefighters and Atmos Energy workers were on the scene about 2:45 p.m. Residents of nearby homes could be seen leaving, but it was unclear whether or not they were ordered to evacuate. No injuries were…

City eyes Eastern Heights lawsuit

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Another contamination lawsuit could be in the making, this time by the City of Grenada. The city council held an emergency, special called meeting Thursday to discuss the Eastern Heights environment health issue. After 30 minutes in executive session the city council voted to give City Manager Trey Baker and…

History on display at depot

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer The Grenada Depot carries a lot of history, including two previous structures being burned during the Civil War. One historian has added a special marker to show at the current deport to show its significance. Girault Jones, a rail historian, recently added a marker recognizing the Grenada Depot as an…

Oregon man in reel trouble

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer An Oregon man arrested Monday at Grenada Lake is facing several serious charges involving fishing equipment. A man Grenada County Sheriff Alton Strider identified as 74-year-old Harold Mark Huddleston of Oregon is facing six counts of petit larceny, charged with burglary of commercial buildings and possession of stolen property, stemming…

Wrecks kill 4 Grenadians

Staff Report A Grenada family lost three members in a crash in Tennessee last week. According to the Jackson Sun, the three were identified as Gregory Sledge, 38; Tommy Sledge, 58; and Joretha Sledge, 61, all of Grenada. In all, according to the newspaper, 10 vehicles were involved in  the crash along Interstate 40 in…

Grenada influenced Worsham’s new record

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Charlie Worsham’s sophomore album “Beginning of Things” will be released Friday, and with rave reviews from all over the country, the singer-songwriter said Grenada was on his mind the entire time. The album consists of 13 songs, nine of which he co-wrote, and, according to Rolling Stone magazine it is…

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