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Students return to classes

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer For the first time since March, students in Grenada County have returned to the classroom after a five month hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic. Students at Kirk Academy were the first to start classes as the 300-plus student body went back to school Thursday. Students walked up to the…

GSD prepares for Monday return

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Students in the Grenada School District return to classes Monday, and teachers in the district are spending the week preparing for the upcoming year. Students will return to classes on Monday, Aug. 10. Grenada School District classes will start two days later than expected to give teachers a couple of…

Back to school: Kirk starts Thursday

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer This week thousands of teachers and students in Grenada County will begin to return to the classrooms, something that hasn’t been done since they let out for Spring Break due to the Coronavirus epidemic. This week, Kirk Academy will reopen it’s doors for students as Thursday marks the first day…

Silver alert issued

SIGN UP FOR BREAKING NEWS Get local stories sent straight to your inbox as news breaks. Privacy Notice Staff Reports The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has issued a Silver Alert for a missing Grenada County man. Howard Elisha Buice, 75, of Grenada, was last seen about 9 p.m. Monday traveling north on Interstate 55 near…

School start delayed

Updated By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Classes will started a little later than planned as back to school for students in the Grenada School District has been moved to Monday, Aug. 10. The decision came following a special-called meeting by the Grenada School Board of Trustees Monday afternoon at the Central Office. District One School…

Mobile COVID-19 testing here next week

JACKSON, Miss. – Residents of Grenada County and surrounding communities can be tested for COVID-19 next week as the University of Mississippi Medical Center and Mississippi State Department of Health continue efforts to stem virus transmission by setting up one-day, drive-through collection sites. One-day collection sites were previously announced for this week and next in…

Grenada School District classes start Aug. 6

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer The Grenada School Board of Trustees approved plans Tuesday night to begin the fall semester in three weeks. The school board unanimously approved the district’s 2020-21 academic plan and the district’s restart and recovery plan, which covers how they will begin the year on Thursday, Aug. 6. District Two Trustee…

Arrest in recent murder

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer   The Grenada Police Department has arrested a 20-year-old man on murder charges in connection with the shooting death of Mark Denton last month. Detective Commander Kenith Sanders identified the man as Quartavion Brewer of Grenada, who was apprehended by the GPD, along with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and…

Virus up, new rules ordered

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Grenada County is one of 13 Mississippi counties that will have a new restrictions imposed by Gov. Tate Reeves – including a masking mandate. The number of Coroanavirus cases continues to climb in Grenada County. Mississippi State Department of Health  figures released Friday, July 10,  puts Grenada County’s total reported…

Councilman tests positive; Gov. extends mask order countywide

Staff Report   Ward Two Grenada City Councilman Fredreick “Pete” Wilson told the GrenadaStar that he recently tested positive for the coronavirus. Wilson said he is currently taking time to self-quarantine at home. “I’m doing fine,” Wilson said. “I was having some headaches, and I decided to get myself tested. Turns out I tested positive.”…

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