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Many without power most of Wednesday

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer At one point Wednesday, almost 2,000 people in the area were without power as a result of the frozen weather. Officials with Entergy Mississippi said the high demand of power during the extreme cold resulted in a large number of people losing power, some up to eight hours. During the…

Winter Slams Area

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer The sun is finally out and temperatures are rising, but not before a strong winter weather event left thousands in the GrenadaStar coverage area slipping, sliding and freezing in ice. Some of that melted under the weight of traffic late Tuesday, but rural roads remained covered in sheets of ice…

Pleas, sentences in circuit court

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer A man accused of biting a police officer in July – after meth was discovered in the suspect’s pants — was sentenced to two years in the department of corrections. According to court documents, Lawrence Covington entered a guilty plea to possession of meth in the first week of the…

Entergy urges conservation

Entergy is asking its customers to voluntarily reduce their electric usage until 11 a.m. today. In a news release, the company said use of electricity during the extreme cold could exceed available generation. The request does not apply to the elderly or customers with special health concerns.

Worsham chamber banquet guest

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Singer, songwriter and now author Charlie Worsham will be the special guest performer at this year’s Grenada Area Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Chamber Banquet. The banquet is set for Feb. 9 at the Corey Forum at Holmes Community College, and officials have urged the public to get tickets while they…

FAKE NEWS! FAKE NEWS!

This photo, with a short caption claiming that it was taken on Interstate 55 North of Grenada yesterday, was posted on Facebook and shared more than 10,000 times. This is not a Grenada scene. For accurate news, read the GrenadaStar. For more information, see the GrenadaStar Printed Edition or the GrenadaStar E-Edition. You may subscribe…

Grenada site added to EPA Superfund

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer The Environmental Protection Agency proposed additional clean up in Grenada as it lists the nation’s most contaminated toxic land areas, known as Superfund sites. The EPA proposed clean up efforts at the Rockwell International Wheel and Trim site in Grenada, along with nine other sites across the country to the…

WE WANT SNOW PICTURES!

Should the Grenada area get snowfall Monday night and into Tuesday, GrenadaStar invites you to share your photos with us. Send color, high resolution jpegs to Editor@GrenadaStar.com

Grenadian killed in Starkville

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer A Grenada resident was shot and killed at the Starkville Walmart during the weekend. Authorities identified the victim as Dr. Shauna Witt, 42, an optometrist who operated an office inside the store. Saturday, a man the Starkville police identified as Tommy Chisholm, 41, of Kosciusko, was arrested and charged with…

Tourism support

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer The Grenada City Council has added its stamp of approval to a possible renewal and increase of the city’s tourism tax, set to go before the state legislature soon. At their regular meeting Monday night, the motion to approve of a tourism bill resolution passed unanimously. A resolution passed by…

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