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Women In War stories sought

GrenadaStar wants to share the stories of area women and their roles in World War II and the Korean and Vietnam Conflicts. Do you know a ‘Rosie the Riveter,’ a nurse, a stenographer or other military supporter? If so, please contact Managing Editor Nanette Laster: Editor@GrenadaStar.com

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Mail order marijuana?

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer An attempted mail delivery of approximately four pounds of marijuana has lead to an arrest and an investigation by the Grenada Police Department. The investigation stems from an incident on East Pearl Street, in which a person accepted a package of marijuana in the mail. According to the police department’s…

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City clean up starts Saturday

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Large garbage dumpsters will be placed in each of the city’s wards for the start of Saturday’s first Community Clean-Up Day. The Community Clean-up Day is scheduled from 8 a.m – 3 p.m., and according to City Manager Trey Baker, the entire city are asked to participate by cleaning up…

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Crash kills Grenada pilot

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer A Grenada man was killed Sunday when a crop duster he was flying crashed in Leflore County. Leflore County Sheriff Ricky Banks identified the man as Owen Dale Holland, 68. He was killed Sunday afternoon on a county road near Minter City, about 28 miles west of Holcomb. Banks said…

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Arrests made after ‘pot’ found at jail

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer A correctional officer and two others are in hot water following what authorities are calling an attempt to get drugs inside the Grenada County Jail last week. Grenada County Sheriff Alton Strider identified the correctional officer as Timothy McKinney, 36, who is facing charges of furnishing contraband to a prisoner.…

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UMMC announces Grenada cuts, changes

GRENADA, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Medical Center Grenada is on track to save about $1 million by June 30, part of a financial action plan to identify ways to reduce expenses and increase revenue in light of a UMMC system-wide funding shortfall. Action on the Grenada campus includes increasing revenue through reducing or…

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First Methodist losing music director

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer After 33 years as the Director of Music at the First United Methodist Church, Derry Brunt is preparing to close the hymn book. Members of the congregation will hold a reception for Brunt Sunday, honoring his many years as the head song leader and choir director. The reception is scheduled…

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City might hire financial help

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer The Grenada City Council voted to take a little bit more time before hiring a group to monitor the city’s financial situation. At the start of Thursday’s re-scheduled monthly meeting, the city council voted unanimously to take under advisement the hiring of Government Financial Solutions, Inc., a company introduced to…

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Historic church suffers storm damage

Historic Belle Flower Missionary Baptist Church, which served as the center of civil rights efforts in Grenada during the 1960s and 1970s, was damaged by high winds from a fast-moving storm Thursday night. For more information, see the GrenadaStar Printed Edition or the GrenadaStar E-Edition. You may subscribe to the GrenadaStar Printed Edition for only…

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City sending five on D.C. trip

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer The Grenada City Council’s regularly scheduled monthly meeting was moved up a few days to accommodate some councilmen attending a conference in Washington D.C. next week. Grenada City Council conducted their monthly meeting yesterday (March 9), rescheduling due to five city officials attending the National League of Cities. Ward Two…

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