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Flowers will get 7th trial

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer District Attorney Doug Evans said the case of Curtis Flowers will have to be retried – a seventh time –  after a conviction was overturned by the United States Supreme Court on Friday. Flowers is accused of killing four people in the Tardy Furniture Store in Winona in July 1996.…

Minor injury in snakebite

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Today marks the first day of summer, but snakes have been enjoying the warmer temperatures for weeks. Citizens are being urged to take caution as snake sightings and encounters are becoming more frequent. On Saturday in north Grenada County, a woman was bitten by a snake at her Carpenter Road…

School district seeks more money

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer   For the first time in 10 years, the Grenada School District will ask the county for an increase in ad valorem taxes for next year’s budget. According to Rodney Murphy, the school district’s business manager, the district will ask the Grenada County Board of Supervisors for a four percent…

Grenada leads area reading scores

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer The bar for passing the third-grade reading state assessment is set a bit higher this year, affecting some area school districts, but Grenada students proved they could handle the challenge. The Mississippi Department of Education announced last week that over 93 percent of third graders passed the statewide reading test.…

Special Training at Camp McCain

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Imagine if a 7.7 magnitude earthquake hit in the area, well this week hundreds of Mississippi National Guardsmen have been preparing for such a disaster right here in Grenada County. The simulation is called Ardent Sentry, an unclassified exercise model that focuses on a complex catastrophic earthquake along the New…

End of year brings school changes

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer  With classes out for the summer, changes have come within the Grenada School District that will land new faces in different places. The changes come at all five of the district schools and the central office. According to Superintendent Dr. David Daigneault, Dr. Tina Herrington will replace Dr. Bettye Neely…

County coroner indicted, arrested

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Grenada County Coroner Eddie “Skeeter” Robinson III was arrested Thursday by the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office for what that office calls “making unlicensed and fake sales of funeral plans to senior citizen(s).” Robinson, 51, was indicted by a DeSoto County grand jury on six counts. He was indicted on two…

Grenada County Coroner faces charges

Grenada County Coroner Eddie “Skeeter” Robinson III was arrested Thursday by the Attorney General’s Office for what that office calls “making unlicensed and fake sales of funeral plans to senior citizens.” Robinson, 51, was indicted by a DeSoto County grand jury on six counts, according to AG officials. Robinson was indicted on two counts of…

Arrest made in Triplett shooting

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer The Grenada Police Department has arrested a man in connection with the shooting death of Isiaha Triplett in March. Grenada Police Chief Garrett Hartley identified the man arrested as Fadarius Winston, 24, of Grenada.  Winston’s arrest comes after the two-month investigation following Triplett’s shooting death on March 27. Hartley said…

Lake could stay high for weeks

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer For only the fifth time since it’s construction, Grenada Lake has overflowed into its Emergency Spillway, sending waters down the river channel. After weeks of threatening flood level, the lake finally went into the Emergency Spillway Friday afternoon when it topped 231 feet around 3:30 p.m. Lake officials said they…

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