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   Memorial Day Weekend kicks off the summer recreation season, and Grenada officials want people to enjoy the holiday safely.
   Folks will be driving into the Lake City to enjoy boating, hiking and spending time with family. Officials are taking measures to make sure that all goes well.
   On the highways and byways, state troopers will be vigilant to protect motorists.
   “We’ll have extra troopers out on the highways looking for erratic driving, impaired driving or aggressive driving,” said Sgt. Ben Williams with the Mississippi Highway Patrol.
MHP steps up its coverage during holiday weekends, Williams said, in order to make sure that everybody gets to their destination safely.
   “There are two big things we’d like people to be aware of this weekend, as always,” said Williams. “Don’t drive distracted. That is, don’t text and drive, and avoid anything that takes your attention away from the road. Celluar devices are distractions. The second thing is, don’t drink and drive. If you’ve had even a little to drink, don’t get behind the wheel.”
   Throughout Grenada County, sheriff’s deputies will be ready to respond to emergency situations.

   For complete details, read the print edition or subscribe to the online edition of the GrenadaStar.

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