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No election qualifiers yet

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer A week after the qualifying window opened for two local leadership seats, no one has yet to throw their name into the arena. According to Grenada County Circuit Clerk Michele Redditt-Garcia, qualifying papers are available for anyone seeking to run for District Four School Board Seat and the District Four…

Tallahatchie sheriff resigns; under house arrest

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer After 20-plus years as sheriff of Tallahatchie County, William Brewer has resigned amid federal charges against him. According to his attorney, Kevin Horan of Grenada, Brewer resigned from the position Tuesday afternoon in the federal courthouse in Oxford. “It was in the best interest to let this proceed and move…

Tourism sets budget, awards gifts

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer   The Grenada Tourism Commission recently set its budget for the next fiscal year and granted funding for some of the area’s biggest festivals and tournaments. The tourism commission set the 2018-19 budget at $261,767, and it was finalized by a motion from Commissioner Steve Robinson and a second from…

Unanimous ‘not guilty’ in murder trial

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer   A Grenada man was set free following a not guilty verdict on a murder charge in circuit court Thursday. A Grenada County Jury only took 10 minutes to find Gregory Meeks, 46, not guilty in connection with the 2016 stabbing death of Floyd Golliday. Tarik Johnson and Neal Marlow,…

Tallahatchie County sheriff arrested on federal charges

News Release   OXFORD –William C. Lamar, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi, and Christopher Freeze, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI in Mississippi, announced today that the Sheriff of Tallahatchie County, Mississippi, has been arrested on federal narcotics trafficking and extortion charges. William Brewer, 58, a resident of Oakland, Miss.,…

Fire victims get what they need

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer   City officials have ended the clothing drive which assisted victims of last month’s fire at Dogwood Park Apartments. Since the July 23 fire, the community responded in great numbers to assist the 11 families displaced by the blaze that destroyed two units of the apartment complex. According to City…

GLMC lawsuit settled; no cost to taxpayers

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer   The Grenada County Board of Supervisors will pay $1.1 million to settle a lawsuit against the former Grenada Lake Medical Center, but according to one county official, it won’t cost the taxpayers one cent. The United States Justice Department recently the settled will resolve a False Claims Act allegations…

Grenada Railroad sold to Florida company

Grenada Railroad LLC has been acquired by Boca Raton, Florida-based International Rail Partners LLC from Iowa Pacific Holdings LLC. Grenada Railroad operates a rail line serving the 212 miles between Memphis and Canton, Miss., and transports about 10,000 freight carloads each year.  The sale took place Aug. 2, sources said.  According to the company, Grenada’s…

Qualifying set for two elected posts

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer   The qualifying window for two local leadership seats will be open for one month starting Wednesday. According to Grenada County Circuit Clerk Michele Redditt-Garcia, qualifying papers will be available for anyone seeking to run for District Four School Board Seat and the District Four Election Commissioner seat. Redditt-Garcia said…

Support strong as fire victims try to recover

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Families are still recovering from a July fire that destroyed a portion of the Dogwood Park Apartments on Perry Road. Eleven families lost their homes in the July 23 fire that destroyed two units of the complex. Trebia Rodgers, director of Grenada County Emergency Management Agency said, the outpouring of…

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