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Runoff vote is June 26

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer A runoff vote is scheduled for next week to determine which Democratic Senate candidate will appear on November ballot. According to Grenada County Circuit Clerk Michele Redditt-Garcia, the runoff election is set for June 26, and David Baria will face Howard Sherman. This will be the only item on the…

City records first murder of year

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer One man is dead and another is facing a murder charge following a Saturday night shooting. Grenada Police Chief Garrett Hartley identified the victim as 43-year-old Mario Price, who was found lying in the middle of Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard around 8:30. A few hours later officers arrested a…

City to spend $45,000 on election

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer The city-wide election for the referendum on the tourism tax took another step forward Monday night. The Grenada City Council voted to use $45,000 to go toward the election. However, a date has yet to be set as to when the election will be held. Ward Two City Councilman Fredreick…

Big crowds at Thunder on Water

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer The 25th Annual Thunder on Water Safe Boating Festival is in the books, and the common theme for the weekend was the heat. “‘Whew,’ is the best way to describe it,” said TOW Chairman Wanda Roche. “It’s Mississippi in June, and that’s what we experienced over the weekend.” With temperatures…

Suspect faces murder charges

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer A former Duck Hill resident is facing two charges of first degree murder and is being held at a Madison County Jail. A man identified by authorities as Walter Simpson has been charged in connection with the deaths of two women in the Camden, area just outside of Canton. PD…

Work to do before tourism tax vote

An EDITORIAL      City of Grenada voters will soon have the opportunity to vote on a tourism tax increase intended to fund a sports complex.       House Bill #1563, which was signed into law after passing the last session of the state legislature, gives the Grenada City Council the authority to set an election date for voters…

Second arrest in hit-and-run

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer The mother of a man charged with manslaughter in connection with a hit-and-run that occurred Saturday was arrested Wednesday by the Grenada County Sheriff’s Department. Grenada County Sheriff Alton Strider identified the woman as Betty Costilow, 58. Costilow was charged with accessory after the fact. She was released Thursday on…

Arrest in hit-and-run death

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer A Grenada man has been charged with manslaughter in connection with the roadway death of a 36-year-old man early Saturday in Elliott. County Investigator Josh Dale identified the man arrested as Phillip J. Knichel, 37, of Bolton Hill Road. Knichel’s arrest is in connection with the hit-and-run death of Justin…

Car tested in fatal hit-and-run

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer A car has been sent to the State Crime Lab as the Grenada County Sheriff’s Department tries to determine what happened in a hit-and-run that resulted in the death of a local man Saturday morning. The victim, identified by County Investigator Josh Dale as 36-year-old Justin Murphree of Grenada, was…

Tuesday is election day

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer In preparation for the upcoming primary election on June 5, the Grenada County Circuit Clerk’s Office will open its doors Saturday for the final day of absentee voting. The office will open tomorrow from 8 a.m. until noon for those seeking to vote absentee. Circuit Clerk Michele Redditt-Garcia said the…

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