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Councilmen spurn progress

An EDITORIAL             Last week the Grenada City Council was scheduled to meet with the Grenada Downtown Innovation District to discuss plans to revitalize Grenada’s deteriorating downtown. Four of the city’s seven councilmen – Fredrieck “Pete” Wilson, Lewis Johnson, The Rev. Ernest Hargrove and Joshua Hughes — did not show up. This is particularly disappointing,…

Fake cop search continues

Officials have some leads on the report of a “fake cop” in western Grenada County, but no arrest has been made. After a Satillo man was nearly forced off of Highway 8 near Holcomb recently, the Grenada County Sheriff’s Department said they’re on the lookout. “We’ve had a few leads here and there, but we’re…

‘Fake cop’ targets drivers

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer   The Grenada County Sheriff’s Department is on the lookout for a black Dodge Charger, whose driver has been targeting motorists in the area. The ‘fake cop” was spotted in Holcomb last week, and now a three-county effort is working to locate the vehicle and the impersonator. According to Grenada…

We have lost a great friend

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Longtime GrenadaStar columnist Arnold Dyre was killed Monday night while driving along Interstate 55 in Madison County. He was 71. The accident happened around 10:41, on the northbound lane near Exit 108 in the Madison city limits, according to the Madison Police Department. Maj. Robert Sanders, with MPD said that…

Columnist Arnold Dyre dies

The GrenadaStar is sad to report the passing of one of our favorite columnists, Grenada native Arnold Dyre. According to family members, Arnold was killed Monday evening in a car wreck near his home in Madison. Our prayers are with all who loved him. We will have additional details in Friday’s newspaper.

Three arrested in Carroll County murder; one faces capital charge

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer A Grenada businessman is among three people arrested in connection with a Carroll County murder. Carroll County Sheriff Clint Walker identified the three as Richard Earl Brown, 59, of Grenada; Lakesha Dumes, 38 of Carrollton; and Dameond Brown, 21, of Carrollton, who were all arrested Friday. According to Walker, Dameond…

Man charged in shooting death

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Police have arrested a 19-year-old in connection with the shooting death of Lonell Diggins early Thursday morning. Assistant Police Chief Maj. George Douglas identified the man arrested as Mikal Rosenthal of Grenada. Douglas said Rosenthal is charged with manslaughter and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. Diggins was…

Cooley reelected Duck Hill mayor

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer The town of Duck Hill has spoken and has elected Joey Cooley to yet another term as mayor in what was a very close race. Cooley, who is entering his fifth term, received 89 votes, just three ahead of Tyrone Harbin. Harbin received 86 votes, and the Rev. Randy Everette…

Mississippian James Earl Jones to Receive Tony Lifetime Achievement Award

By Ellis Nassour This Sunday 71st annual Tony Awards with have a dash of Southern flavor as acclaimed Mississippi native James Earl Jones is honored with a Special Tony for Lifetime Achievement The two-time Tony winner and native of Arkabula, Mississippi, James Earl Jones, whose career has spanned more than 60 years. The three-hour Tony…

Grenada teen shot to death

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Police are investigating the shooting death of a 16-year-old at a home on Jackson Avenue Thursday morning. Police identified the victim as Lonell Diggins, who was pronounced dead at the scene when authorities arrived. Assistant Police Chief Maj. George Douglas said the victim was discovered at a residence in the…

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