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Levee closed for monitoring

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Monitoring continues at Grenada Lake, and crews with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers urge people to continue to take extreme caution with the rising water. At 226.05, officials have closed the levee to motorists due to high-water monitoring by the Corps officials.  Detour signs direct drivers to the bottom…

Lake hits 2-year high mark

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Grenada Lake has reached its highest level in two years and is showing no sign of receding anytime soon. Officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Vicksburg have another way of putting it. Water is 10 feet over the recreational level, and 26.4 feet higher than where the…

Corps taking extra precaution at lake

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer   The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District (MVK) is taking precautionary flood fight measures at the Grenada Lake Dam due to forecasted rainfall in the region. District engineers began making preparations to place stone in the emergency spillway, and the work began Friday. The stone will be…

Tourism tax nets $38,639 in first month

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Grenada has it’s first look at what the new one percent tax increase accumulated in its inaugural month — $38,639 will soon go toward the city’s sports complex. Grenada Tourism Director Gary Worsham said he had anticipated this moment and sees that number only going up over the next couple…

Dogs being poisoned

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Dogs are dropping dead in one subdivision in Northeast Grenada County near Grenada Lake. Pets have succumbed to deadly poisonings reported to the Grenada County Sheriff’s Department in and near what is known as the Wright’s Grocery Community. Grenada County Sheriff Alton Strider said his department has looked into the…

Massacre at Valley Hill

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Three people are dead, and a man is in custody after a shooting Friday night at a residence in Carroll County. Carroll County Sheriff Clint Walker identified the victims as Marlee Jones Barnhill, 27, Brooks Hooker Harrell, 39, and Jim Harrell, 44, all of Carroll County. A man Walker identified…

County Election Qualifiers

Sheriff Alton Strider (D) Ben Williams (D) Rolando Fair (D) Ricky Downs (R) Chancery Clerk Johnny Hayward (D) Trebia Rodgers (D) Circuit Clerk Michele Redditt-Garcia (D) Vicky Blaylock (R) Tange James (R) Tax Assessor/Collector David Melton (D)                                     …

Rebuilding, repairing begins

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer A week after much of Grenada was covered with water, the rebuilding process continues for much of the area. Grenada County EMA Director Trebia Rodgers said assessments are being completed and given to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency to show just the amount of damage done to the area from…

Officials tally damage after 16 inches of rain

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer   Grenada is now dealing with the aftermath of one of the worst floods in recent history, and next up is rebuilding parts of the city and county. In a span of three days, more than a foot and a half of rain fell on Grenada causing flooding of Grenada…

Boil water notice for 2,500 city customers

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer   A boil water notice is still in effect for nearly 2,500 customers east of Highway 51 at presstime. Grenada Water Superintendent Dale Ratliff said he expects to get results from the Mississippi Department of Health by Wednesday. “We’re hoping that we will know more by tomorrow,” Ratilff said. “We…

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