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One dead, two charged in shooting

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer A 17-year-old is dead, an elderly woman was shot in the face, and two young Grenada men face murder charges following a Thursday afternoon shooting spree on Adams Street. Capt. George Douglas of the Grenada Police Department identified the dead teen as Alexander Trevone Farmer. Douglas identified the injured woman…

BREAKING NEWS: Shooting

Thursday Grenada police are on the scene near the Adams Street, Govan Street intersection investigating a drive-by shooting that has left at least one person dead. A victim is believed to have been in a car that ending up hitting a house. This is a developing story that will be updated with new details and…

Deal officially saves swamp trees

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer The City of Grenada and Friends of the Chakchiuma Swamp have come to an agreement to save the wetlands’ trees from being harvested. Monday night at their monthly meeting, the Grenada City Council voted unanimously on a lease agreement with the Friends of the Chakchiuma Swamp. Ward Four City Councilman…

Fisherman’s body recovered

UPDATE: Authorities recovered the body Monday morning. Authorities from local and state agencies are still searching Grenada Lake for a fisherman who  went missing during the weekend. Sheriff Alton Strider identified the man as James Hinton of Lamar County. His empty boat was discovered by other fishermen Saturday, officials said. Additional details will be posted…

Grant to help with sewer repairs

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Additional funding is headed toward Grenada for much needed sewer improvements in the city’s southern section. The City of Grenada has been approved for a grant through the Delta Regional Authority’s Community Infrastructure Fund (CIF). On Tuesday, the Delta Regional Authority announced that it has invested $4.4 million to strengthen…

Afterglow Film Festival this weekend

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer In its fourth year, the brilliant minds of the arts, film and music come together for the Afterglow Film Festival in Downtown Grenada. The festivities are set for Oct. 6, starting at 7 p.m. with a comedy show, and continuing Saturday, Oct. 7, at 10 a.m. This year’s Afterglow will…

Two arrests in shooting

By REGGIE ROSS The Grenada County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a Gore Springs shooting that left one man injured and two others in custody. The Grenada County Sheriff’s Department identified the two men arrested as Ladarius Stewart, 20, and Keino Bounds Jr, 19. The shooting happened Tuesday afternoon on Alice Williams Road near Highway 8.…

Drug, alcohol tests at Grenada High

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer The Grenada School District has set the record straight after a social media firestorm over drug and alcohol testing for students. Superintendent Dr. David Daigneault said the Grenada School District has implemented a drug and alcohol testing policy that is designed to provide early detection. “The only students tested will…

Police make weapons, drug bust

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer   A Batesville man is facing serious charges after officers discovered drugs and several weapons during a recent traffic stop on Sunset Drive. Police arrested a man Grenada Police Chief Garrett Hartley identified as Matt Thornton, 32, of Batesville and charged him with possession of a weapon by a felon…

Big spending cuts in city budget

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Even with a millage increase, Grenada City Manager Trey Baker said the newly approved city budget was a tough pill to swallow with cuts coming all around. Last week the Grenada City Council voted 4-2 to approve the budget of $12,015,345 for the fiscal year which begins on Oct. 1.…

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