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Convicted killer up for parole

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer A Calhoun County man, sentenced to death for the murder of convenience store worker 27 years ago, could be paroled next month. Frederick Bell, now 46, could be paroled after being convicted for the 1991 murder of Bert Bell of Grenada during a robbery at Sparks Stop ’N Go on…

Senate, school board head to second round

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Tuesday’s General Election is in the books, but it’s not over as county voters will head back to the polls to decide on the District Four School Board winner and a highly-contested Senate seat. According to Grenada County Circuit Clerk Michele Redditt-Garcia, a runoff election has been scheduled for Nov.…

District Four School Board Election

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS: 2 of 2 Boxes in: Cora Kincaide-Cunningham: 302 Thelma Hubbard: 408 Marjorie Hughes: 625 Does not include absentees or affidavits.

St. Nicholas Treasure Chest registration next week

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Christmas will be here before we know it, and All Saints Episcopal Church is gearing up for the annual St. Nicholas’ Treasure Chest, which helps provide toys to children whose families are experiencing financial hardships. Parents and guardians interested in enrolling children ages 3-11, may do so starting Monday, Nov.…

Tuesday is election day; big turnout expected

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer   Today is Election Day, and if the absentee voting numbers are any indication of the expected turnout, voters could possibly set a record. At the end of Saturday’s final day of absentee voting, Grenada County Circuit Clerk Michele Redditt-Garcia said 1,020 people participated in early voting this year. Compared…

Referendum Celebration is Thursday

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer   The Grenada Tourism Commission will host a celebration for the passing of the Referendum, earlier this month. Gary Worsham, director of the Grenada Tourism Commission, said a celebration for the passing of Referendum One is scheduled Thursday for 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Lewis Johnson Senior Citizens…

Election Day in one week

See Sample Ballot in our Print and Online editions By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer In one week voters will head to the polls in what’s turned out to be a highly-contested statewide and local election. Grenada County Circuit Clerk Michele Redditt-Garcia said that her office and the five county election commissioners are preparing for what’s…

Soup Kitchen fundraiser is Friday

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer November is synonymous with turkey dinner, and that’s exactly the main menu at the Grenada Soup Kitchen for the annual fundraiser. The Soup Kitchen’s Harvest Dinner fundraiser has been set for Friday starting at 11 a.m. and lasting until two o’clock. Soup Kitchen Director Cora Ford-Ingram said the harvest dinner,…

AfterGlow shines this weekend

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer   In just five years, Grenada’s AfterGlow Film Festival is one of the most talked about fall film festivals in Mississippi. In fact, Gov. Phil Bryant set aside a day in October 2017 as Afterglow Day. The newest installment of the AfterGlow Film Festival is set for this Saturday, Oct.…

GHS band brings home top honors

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer   The Grenada High School Marching Band added another trophy to its overflowing case during the weekend at one of the biggest competitions in the country. Saturday, the GHS b won the 2018 Overall Grand Award at the Gulf Coach Marching Band Championship on the McNeese State University campus in…

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