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Citizens express support, concern about sports complex

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer One-by-one hands went up during the question-and-answer session of the Tuesday forum to discuss a proposed sports complex. Answering were City Manager Trey Baker, Tourism Executive Director Gary Worsham and Matt Harrison, executive director of the Grenada Economic Development District. The three had just finished presenting facts and figures to…

Wreck kills motorcyle rider

Police have identified the man killed in Thursday morning’s motorcycle accident on Sweethome Road. The Grenada Police Department said B.J. Bonner, of Grenada, who was struck in the 130 block of Sweethome Road, was killed around 11 a.m. The Grenada Police Department, the University of Mississippi Medical Center-Grenada and Grenada County Coroner Skeeter Robinson all…

Positive tone set for tourism tax

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer If the tone of Tuesday’s public meeting about a proposed new tourism tax bill has anything to do with it, Grenada will be the next town in Mississippi to add a new sports complex. Approximately 80 people were in attendance at the JAS Cuff Building at the first public forum…

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…

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