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Caldwell heading to national competition

Staff Report Recent weeks have been a “whirlwind” for Grenada High School student Presley Caldwell. On April 30, she was crowned Miss Mississippi’s Outstanding Teen at the pageant in Vicksburg while competing as Miss Northland’s Outstanding Teen. Since then, she has finished her junior year of high school, promoted her pageant platform, and prepared for…

Sheriff’s wife hurt in wreck

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer   Mary Louise “Jody” Strider, the wife of Grenada County Sheriff Alton Strider, is currently in serious condition following a Sunday afternoon accident. The sheriff’s 71-year-old wife was involved in a one-car accident along U.S. 82 around 5:30 p.m. when her Ford Explorer hydroplaned during a storm between Kilmichael and…

Tuesday meeting to discuss tax increase

     A public forum is scheduled Tuesday afternoon to discuss increasing Grenada’s Tourism tax on prepared food, alcohol, and motel rooms.      The current tax is one percent on food and alcohol, and two percent on motel rooms. The state legislature has authorized the Grenada City Council to set an election requesting voters to authorize raising the…

Animal fetus

A fetus found this week in a dumpster on Marascalco Alley is an animal, police officials said. The fetus was found Wednesday and turned over to the state crime lab. Officials at the lab reported to Grenada officials that the fetus was not human.

School registration must be done online

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer   In a few short weeks, students will head back to the classroom, but parents must first handle some registration steps. This year, the Grenada School District is requiring that parents register their children online through the district’s Active Parent webpage. According to Lynne Russell, the school district’s Administrative Operations…

Jeffrey Callington, Isaac McDaniel, Michael Reed, Leroy Watt

Jeffrey Callington Funeral services for Jeffery L. Callington of Grenada are Saturday at 11 a.m. at New Life Christian Fellowship Church with burial in Shady Grove Cemetery in Vardaman. Mr. Callington, 50, died July 7, 2018, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. He was born on May 17, 1968. Mr. Callington was a realty broker…

Fetus found in dumpster

A startling discovery was made Wednesday when officers discovered a fetus inside a dumpster on Marascalco Alley. According to Grenada Police Chief Garrett Hartley, officers and detectives were made aware of the fetus after receiving a phone call of a “small baby found dead” around 1 p.m. For more information, see the GrenadaStar Printed Edition…

Election official will be named soon

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer   District Four County Supervisor Darrell Robinson plans to appoint the next election commissioner this week. The appointment will come following last week’s departure of Rhonda Hubbard, whose resignation letter was accepted by the Grenada County Board of Supervisors on July 2. Robinson said that the law requires that a…

Firefighters rescue couple from burning home

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer   Firefighters rescued an elderly couple from a burning house just off Springhill Road early Friday morning. The Grenada Fire Department was dispatched to a house fire shortly before 4 a.m. in the 50 block of Long Williams Street. Fire Chief Ronnie Willis said while en route, dispatchers notified the…

EDD director cites need for feasibility study ahead of tourism tax vote

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Before the city votes on a tourism tax referendum to build a sports complex, a feasibility study may be first on the list. Economic Director Matthew Harrison recommended to the Grenada City Court at a special called meeting Monday that the projected sports complex is only a small piece of…

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