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Nature area named for slain law officer

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer The legacy of Lee Tartt will live forever near downtown Grenada as 300 acres of nature land at the Chakchiuma Swamp now bears his name. Several hundred people were on hand Friday morning for the unveiling of the new sign marking the Lee Tartt Nature Preserve. Also on hand were…

New camp, cart rules at lake

Staff Report The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District has announced updates of two recreational policies at Grenada Arkabutla, Enid, and Sardis lakes, effective June 1. Policy updates are for the length of stay in campgrounds and the use of low speed vehicles in campgrounds. The length of stay for camping at Grenada, Arkabutla,…

Hope grows for animals

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer There’s no place like home for area rescued animals as Saturday marked the official ribbon cutting for the new Hope Animal Sanctuary near Duck Hill. More than 100 people showed up for the ceremony Saturday morning and got a first-hand look at the new state-of-the-art facilities that will house hundreds…

New CEO named at UMMC-Grenada

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer The University of Mississippi Medical Center has named Wes Sigler as the new chief executive officer for it’s Grenada and Lexington campuses. According to Kevin Cook, University Health System CEO and Dr. Charles O’Mara, associate vice chancellor for clinical affairs, Sigler will begin his duties on May 14. “We are…

Fatal wreck still under investigation

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer The Grenada Police Department is still investigating a Thursday night accident that killed a 26-year-old Grenada woman. Grenada Police Chief Garrett Hartley identified the woman as Mercedes Sellers. Captain Carnell Farmer said the accident occurred around 7:30 near the South Commerce Street intersection at Jackson Avenue and Mondy Road. “The…

Blonde wig aids in investigation

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Two women are facing shoplifting charges, and their cover was blown when one of the ladies was seen removing her wig. The incident happened last Monday night at a local department store when the Grenada Police Department was called about a possible shoplifting. When officers arrived the store manager informed…

New CEO for hospital

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer The University of Mississippi Medical Center has named Wes Sigler as the new chief executive officer for its Grenada and Lexington campuses. According to Kevin Cook, University Health System CEO and Dr. Charles O’Mara, associate vice chancellor for clinical affairs, Sigler will begin his duties on May 14. “We are…

Swamp to be named in Tartt’s honor

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer The Chakchiuma Swamp Natural Area will soon be named after Lee Tartt, and an event set for next week to honor the late officer. The event is set for May 18 at noon, according to Naturalist Robin Whitfield. Whitfield said the lease with the City of Grenada is being finalized…

Accident claims life of Grenada woman

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer  A Grenada woman was killed in a single car accident Thursday night. Grenada Police Chief Garrett Hartley identified the woman as 26-year-old Mercedes Sellers. Captain Carnell Farmer said the accident occurred around 7:30 near the South Commerce Street intersection at Jackson Avenue and Mondy Road. “The vehicle she was driving…

Boys, Girls Club gala next week

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Next week the Boys and Girls Club of Grenada will host their annual gala, its biggest benefit, and Grenada’s recent NFL draft pick is one of the guest speakers. The Boys and Girls Gala is scheduled for Thursday at 6:30 at the Mattox Event Center on Highway 51 South. Boys…

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