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Two killed in fiery collision

By REGGIE ROSS Managing Editor   Two people are dead following a collision involving three18-wheelers near the Grenada County line last week. Motorists that traveled through the area early last Thursday morning are calling it the worst accident scene they have ever seen. Around 2:45 a.m., troopers with the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol responded to…

MDOT suspending work, keeping eye on traffic for Labor Day travel

JACKSON, MISS. – Mississippians planning to hit the road to spend time with family and friends this Labor Day will notice less travel delays due to construction. The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) will suspend all interstate and four-lane highway work in anticipation of increased holiday travel. MDOT crews and contractors will halt all road…

COVID-19 testing Wednesday

By REGGIE ROSS Managing Editor Grenada residents can be tested for COVID-19 in a one-day drive-thru testing site at the Lewis Johnson Senior Citizens Complex. The University of Mississippi Medical Center and the Mississippi State Department of Health will orchestrate the testing site from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Wednesday. The testing is a…

Grenada Council to relocate statue

By Reggie Ross Managing Editor The Grenada City Council voted last week to remove the Confederate monument on the Downtown Square sparking a fire storm from both sides of the spectrum. At last week’s meeting, the city council voted 4-3 to have the monument removed and placed at another location.

Man killed in broad daylight

By REGGIE ROSS Managing Editor   The Grenada Police Department is investigating the shooting death of a local man in the city’s west ward Thursday afternoon. Police responded to the shooting on Colfax Alley around 4:30 p.m. in which a man was struck in the gunfire. GPD Chief Garrett Hartley identified the victim as Collin…

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…

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