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GSD gets ‘B’ on state report card

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer   For the second year in a row, the Grenada School District has scored a “B” in the annual report card comparisons of districts by the Mississippi Department of Education. The Mississippi Department of Education recently approved ratings for the state’s school districts and schools. The A-F letter grades for…

County audit overdue

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Grenada County officials are awaiting the return of it’s FY 2017 audit, and it lies in the hands of their accountant. Circuit Clerk Johnny Hayward said the audit is currently in the possession of longtime county contracted firm Windham and Lacey, certified public accountants of Pearl. “After Windam and Lacey…

What’s next for Grenada?

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Within the next 30 days, Grenada will see a change in the tourism tax, and plans will be underway for a new sports complex. After Tuesday’s election in which citizens overwhelmingly voted for a one percent tourism tax increase for the new complex, officials will go over the details at…

ELECTION RESULTS – City Tourism Tax

Unofficial Totals:   Ward One: For the tax: 184; Against the tax: 55 Ward Two: For the tax, 235; Against the tax: 40 Ward Three: For the tax, 223; Against the tax: 26 Ward Four: For the tax, 209; Against the tax: 16 Ward Five: For the tax: 212; Against the tax: 14 Ward Six:…

Grenada City Audit FYE 2107

Click below for a copy of the Grenada City Audit for Fiscal Year Ending Sept. 30, 2017 City Audit FY 2017

Lake projects in full swing

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer   Steady work continues at Grenada Lake, and evidence can be seen in the bed of the Yalobusha River and local creeks and streams. For the past month, crews with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have been monitoring the outlet gates at the spillway, and lake waters have not…

Arrest made in Elliott burglaries

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer   One man has been arrested following a string of burglaries in South Grenada County in the Elliott area. A man identified by Grenada County Investigator Josh Dale as Cedric Terry, 33, of Greenwood was arrested Tuesday night following the investigation of several home burglaries. According to Dale, Terry is…

School bus in minor mishap

Staff Report   A three vehicle accident early this morning involving a school bus sent two people to hospital with minor injuries. According to school officials, the accident occurred when the school bus collided with a vehicle, which caused that car to strike another vehicle. Benji Britt, transportation director for the Grenada School District, said…

Polling places listed for tourism tax vote

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer   In a week, city voters will head to the polls to vote on the one percent tourism tax increase that will go toward building a sports complex in the city. According to Grenada City Manager Trey Baker polling places have been announced in each of the seven wards throughout…

Woman escapes attacker

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer The Grenada County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a home invasion and is warning people in the Holcomb area to call 911 if they see anyone suspicious around their property. The investigation stems from a Saturday morning incident in which a Carroll County man was arrested and charged with  several felony…

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