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Graysport bridge still in plans

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer District Three County Supervisor Columbus Hankins said the $7 million allotted to build a new bridge at Graysport Crossing has to be spent. Earlier this year, Grenada County  received $7,316,040 that will go toward repairs of Graysport Crossing Road, a bridge replacement project that Hankins said needs to get started.…

$11 million water fix

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer The Grenada City Council has approved an $11 million measure that will potentially improve the city’s drinking water. A motion was made by Ward One City Councilman Warren Cox to pass a drinking water systems improvement revolving loan fund as the first step in the process.  Ward Three Councilman Lewis…

UMMC adds Cancer Center

Special to GrenadaStar   The University of Mississippi Medical Center Grenada and the UMMC Cancer Center and Research Institute staff invite the community to join them as they officially open a cancer clinic and cancer infusion services at Grenada. A ribbon cutting will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, at UMMC Grenada, 960…

City Council fires City Manager

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer After two months on the job, Lakeylah White was fired as Grenada City Manager after a contentious meeting and a decision made behind closed doors. Trina George, who previously held the director of personnel job for the city, has been named interim city manager to replace White. The motion to…

Fair elected county’s top law officer

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer For the first time in its 149-year history, Grenada County elected its first black sheriff on Tuesday night. Forty-nine-year-old Rolando Fair earned a victory on election night and will be sworn in two months from now as Grenada County Sheriff. Fair defeated Ricky Downs with 3,862 votes to 3,389, garnering…

Grenada County Election Results

Grenada County Races: Unofficial Totals: Absentees Included 13 of 13 Boxes Circuit Clerk: Tange James:  3440 Michele Reddit-Garcia: 3765 Grenada County Sheriff: Ricky Downs: 3389 Rolando ‘Ro’ Fair: 3862 County Supervisor, District Five Chad P. Gray: 1182 Bobby ‘B.J.’ Langham: 293 Justice Court Judge, Post 2 Bart Haltom: 1178 Jimmy Tallant: 1968 Tangala Hollis: 911

Kirk Academy sets Veteran’s Day program

Kirk Academy will have its annual Veteran’s Day program Friday, at 9 a.m. in the school gym. Wayne Smith will be the featured speaker. All veeteran are invited to attend.

City Manager Fired

Developing Story with Updated Information Grenada City Manager Lakeylah White was fired Monday night in an executive session of a special called meeting of the city council, Mayor Billy Collins said. City Human Resource Director Trina George was named interim city manager, Collins said. Mayor Collins told the GrenadaStar that he could not remember the exact…

Tragedy puts heating safety in focus

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer In the past week, nightly temperatures have averaged in the mid-30s, and fire officials are warning residents to take as much caution as possible with heating homes. “Something we look for this time of the year is caution with heating,” said Grenada Fire Chief Ronnie Willis. “How are they heating…

Fatal fire under investigation

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Local and state fire officials are still looking into what caused a house fire in the city that claimed the life of a Grenada man on Choctaw Street. The Grenada Fire Department is continuing their investigation of the fatal house fire with the assistance of the State Fire Marshal. “We…

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