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City Manager hire confirmed

By REGGIE ROSS                                                                                                        …

Bond sold; infrastructure work soon

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer      Bank attorneys told the Grenada City Council that the city’s $6 million bond infrastructure is sold and headed this way in an effort to improve Grenada.      At their Monday night meeting, the Grenada City Council was presented with information from bond attorney Brad Davis of the Jones Walker firm in…

Ward 5 vote could be held in October

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer The Grenada City Council is expected to soon set dates to fill the vacant seat of Ward Five, according to officials. With the resignation of former Ward Five City Councilman Joshua Hughes last week, the seat is now vacant and, according to Grenada Mayor Billy Collins, the city will have…

New City Manager selected

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer The Grenada City Council has hired La’Keylah White as the new city manager. The action comes a day after Trey Baker announced that he was leaving the job after nearly three years. In a 6-1 vote, made in executive session, the city council approved White to start as city manager…

Hughes pleads guilty; must resign council seat

By REGGIE ROSS                                                                                                        …

City Manager leaving?

Staff Report Grenada City Manager Trey Baker may be leaving Grenada to take job with a presidential candidate. Informed sources have told the GrenadaStar that Baker has been offered a position in the campaign of presidential candidate Joe Biden. Sources say Baker has been offered the position of National Director for African American Engagement. Mayor…

Councilman’s trial set for Thursday

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer   The case of City Councilman Joshua Hughes is set to go to trial this week in Grenada County Circuit Court. According to the updated circuit court calendar, Hughes, the Ward Five Grenada City Councilman, is expected to go to trial on four charges beginning Thursday. Hughes, who is represented…

Three races set for runoffs

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer The 2019 Primary Elections are in the books, but a runoff election in three week will determine who voters will chose for and statewide offices in the November General Election. The runoff election is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 27, in three of the county wide Democratic races of sheriff, constable…

Results of Grenada County Races

13 of 13 Precincts Reporting Absentee Ballots Included UNOFFICIAL RESULTS Absentee Ballots and Affidavits not included REPUBLICAN TICKET:  Grenada County Circuit Clerk: Victoria Gillon Blaylock: 602 Tange James: 886 DEMOCRATIC TICKET: Chancery Clerk: Johnny L. Hayward: 3799 Trebia Rodgers: 1112 County Coroner: Sharonda Mister: 1463 Eddie ‘Skeeter’ Robinson: 1202 Douglas ‘Little Bobby’ Yates: 2295 Grenada County…

One dead in shooting

One man is dead and another is injured following a Monday night shooting in the 1000 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard in Grenada. According to the Grenada Police Department, the shooting happened shortly after 11 p.m., and when they arrived, they discovered two men shot. A man the police department identified as Isiah Perry,…

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