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City, County hit by flooding

Developing Story By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Heavy rain has caused flooding and road closures throughout both the City of Grenada and Grenada County. Classes at both Grenada School District and Kirk Academy have been closed due to inclement weather. The National Weather Service indicates Grenada County received six inches of rain Thursday, on top…

A lot of rain – more to come

By Reggie Ross Staff Writer All of Grenada County has taken a pounding this week from heavy rainfall, and a lot more is expected through Saturday. Tuesday and Wednesday alone brought more than four inches of rain, causing area rivers, creeks and streams to rise rapidly. Trebia Rodgers, director of the Grenada County Emergency Management…

City to flush fire hydrants soon

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer   Next week, motorists are asked to take caution as the Grenada Water Department begins their annual spring flushing of the city’s fire hydrants. According to Water Superintendent Dale Ratliff, the public might notice a slight discoloration in their water for the next few weeks, but he said there is…

Appeal denied in old murder case

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer   The Mississippi State Supreme Court denied an appeal hearing on a Grenada man facing life in prison. Derrick Willis, 39, and a Grenada woman were convicted in the capital murder of Cheryl Johnson in December 1997. Krishun Williams was also sentenced to life in prison in the case. The…

Christmas in April seeks homes to repair

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer   Christmas in April officials are seeking applications for the event’s 25th year as they continue to bring stability to homes of those who need it most. Christmas in April Treasurer Kim McRee said only a few applications have been submitted, and they need more as the deadline approaches. McRee…

Early work begins as Sports Complex

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer   Since the start of the year, the ball has been rolling on the soon-to-be-built sports complex just north of town. Grenada City Manager Trey Baker recently gave an update to the Grenada Tourism Commission on the progress of the sports complex, which was approved by city voters last October.…

Safe room nears completion

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer   The new emergency safe room on Mondy Road is showing signs of life, as the enormous dome structure is only a month away from completion. “I think it’s beautiful, and the fact that Grenada is getting a safe place to turn to in case of emergencies makes it even…

Fatal shooting in Elliott

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer The Grenada County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the shooting death of a local woman that happened in Elliott Saturday morning. Grenada County Sheriff Alton Strider said the shooting happened just off U.S. 51 around five o’clock. When deputies arrived at the scene, they found 50-year-old Benita Cox dead. “This was…

Chamber to put 2 on Tourism board

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Two vacant seats will soon be filled on the Grenada Tourism Commission, giving the board the seven members the law requires. Matthew Harrison, executive director of the Greater Grenada Economic Development Foundation, which now oversees the the chamber of commerce, took a seat at tourism commission’s meeting Monday and said…

Litter, ‘mudding’ hurt Tartt Nature Preserve

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer   Friends of Chakchiuma Swamp got an early start on the year at the Lee Tartt Nature Preserve, hosting their first work day to tidy up the area. About a dozen of the swamp faithful came together Saturday to get a look at the Main Street area. “Winter is a…

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