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Raiders split games with Leake

Despite it still being early in the season, the Kirk Raiders found themselves in an important doubleheader against Leake Academy. A day prior, KA had lost a 20-0 decision in a tournament game at Hillcrest Christian School in Jackson. Things didn’t look much better in the opening game at Raider Field as Leake cruised to…

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Tourism lands some big events

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer    This month Grenada is expected to be center of the fishing world as three well-known crappie tournaments will be hosted here in the span of three weeks. According to the Grenada Tourism Commission, the first of the three crappie tournaments will be hosted at Grenada Lake March 10-11. The…

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Woman dies of gunshot wound

Staff Report    A woman injured in a Perry Estates shooting last week died Thursday afternoon, according to the Grenada Police Department. Officials said Teresa Denise Davis, 33, died at a Jackson hospital, one week after suffering a gunshot wound to the head on Feb. 23. Davis was shot at a home on the 100…

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Ex-Southaven mayor to be tried here

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer    A high profile trial involving a former Southaven mayor has been scheduled to be heard in Grenada County Circuit Court. Former Southaven Mayor Greg Davis will be retried on felony fraud and embezzlement charges June 19 in Grenada, according to the Memphis Commercial Appeal. Grenada County Circuit Clerk Michele…

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Raiderettes move to semifinals

The Kirk Academy Raiderettes improved to 38-3 overall with a 50-36 win over East Rankin in the quarterfinals of the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Overall Basketball Tournament. With the win, KA will face Parklane Academy of McComb in the semifinals Friday at A.E. Wood Coliseum on the campus of Miss. College in Clinton. Delta…

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Raiderettes open Overall with win

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor The Kirk Academy Raiderettes overcame a sluggish first period start Tuesday night, and cruised to a 65-26 win over Claiborne, La., in the opening round of the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Overall Basketball Tournament in Clinton. With the win, Kirk improves to 37-3 on the season. They were scheduled…

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Vibrating razor is new experience

I bought one of those new Gillette Fusion razors the other day. The thing has five blades, not counting the sideburn trimmer on the back side. It also vibrates. To my surprise, it really gives a superior shave, vibrator and all. The thing comes in two models, one powered by a triple-A battery and one…

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Anderson is good choice for Democrats

We think Salt Lake City Utah Mayor Rocky Anderson would be the perfect candidate for the Democrats in the next presidential election. He is sharp looking and articulate; able to spout out more than two dozen party talking points without taking a breath. He doesn’t let history or facts get in his way; he is…

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State obesity has easy solution

Mississippi still leads the country in obesity; in fact, we have increased more than one percentage point from last year to 29.5%. More than a quarter of our adult population is obese — not overweight, not fat, obese.

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City Council trippers top $10,000;support race based organization

Last month one city councilman spent $2,815 on travel. If the rest of the council, the mayor, and the city manager had followed his lead, the city’s travel bill for July would have been $25,335. Fortunately, they didn’t, but the city’s travel expense still totaled more than $10,000. This figure represents only checks charged to…

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