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Two charged in kidnap, beating

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Two people are facing serious charges following an incident this week in Elliott in which a middle aged woman was kidnapped and severely beaten. The Grenada County Sheriff’s Department arrested a man they identified as Sam T. Hearn, 57, and a woman they identified as Brandy Williamson Hyde, 38, in…

New director hired for Economic Development

The Grenada County Economic Development District has named Matthew Harrison as its new executive director. Harrison takes over the position vacated by Pablo Diaz who resigned in April. According to GCEDD Board Chairman Keith Mitchell Harrison’s focal point in business relationship management helps bridge the gap between new emerging industries and Grenada County. “The GCEDD…

Death investigation continues

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer   Investigators with the Grenada County Sheriff’s Department are still looking for answers as to what caused Thursday night’s shooting on Hunter’s Way that left one man dead. Grenada County sheriff investigators Greg Conley and Josh Dale identified the victim as Justin Scheafer, 30, of Bolivar County, who was shot…

Hospital disputes failing safety record

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Officials at the University of Mississippi Medical Center Grenada are guaranteeing the public that patient safety at the there is not that of “F” quality,  and that the hospital is a place of safe quality care. UMMC Grenada was rated at the bottom of a safety report by the Leap…

SO officers nab suspect on I-55

By Reggie Ross Deputies with the Grenada County Sheriff’s Department acted fast Thursday when an all-points bulletin was sent out on a man wanted for aggravated assault by authorities in Ridgeland. According to Grenada County Sheriff Alton Strider, after the all-points bulletin (BOLO) was sent, deputies soon spotted a man identified as Sam Johnson, 39,…

Arrest in recent shooting

Staff Report A 17-year-old has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder in connection with a Saturday morning shooting death on Plum Street. Assistant Grenada Police Chief Major George Douglas identified the man arrested as Craig Williams, who was apprehended Tuesday following an issued warrant. The shooting happened around 3 a.m. on Oct. 21. Police…

Third arrest in Adams Street killing

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Authorities have arrested a third man on murder and aggravated assault charges in connection with a shooting on Adams Street two weeks ago. According to Assistant Police Chief Capt. George Douglas, a man he identified as 22-year-old Jervarian Young surrendered to authorities Friday afternoon. Last week police issued an arrest…

City records fifth murder of year

Staff Report Grenada Police are investigating the shooting death of a young man whose body was discovered early Saturday morning. Police officials identified the man as Martez Amos, 20. His body was found in a vacant lot in the 600 block of Plum Street at about 3 a.m. Authorities confirm that Amos was shot to…

Rail service returns to Grenada

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer The trains are finally back on track as repair of the 75 year-old rail bridge crossing the Yalobusha River is complete. For the first time since July, trains are crossing the river and allowing shipments to arrive to their destination. Trevor Costilow said crews finished earlier than expected. “We finished…

Third person sought in shooting

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Police are on the lookout for a third person in connection with a Thursday afternoon shooting on Adams Street that left a 17 year-old dead and an elderly woman severely injured. According to Assistant Police Chief George Douglas, police are looking for a man identified as 22-year-old Jervarian Young, 22,…

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