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   Shifting employment status for personnel at the Grenada County Sheriff’s Department and delinquent garbage fees topped the agenda as the Grenada County Board of Supervisors met after the holiday break.
   Sheriff Alton Strider advised the board that several of his staff were changing employment status.
   According to the sheriff, Melvin Alexander, Leon Williamson, and Chief Deputy Johnny Grantham are retiring. Steve Howell moved to full-time status on Aug. 27. Retired Assistant Police Chief Erby Montgomery will join the ranks of the sheriff’s department part-time on Sept. 10, and Mark Turner will become a reserve deputy.
   “I’m considering some restructuring within the department,” said Strider.
   Grantham’s duties will be handled by committee, at least for now, Strider said.
   The sheriff hired Eric Williamson a month ago to handle vehicle concerns, inventory and other administrative matters. Deputies Greg Conley, Josh Dale and Adams Eubanks will divide the other duties of the chief deputy among them, Strider said.
   Grenada nurse practitioner Amanda Barnette will take care of prisoners at the Grenada County Jail.
   The board voted unanimously to approve Barnette as the new primary caregiver for the inmates. The sheriff previously contracted with a nurse practitioner from Calhoun County.

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

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