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UPDATE: Commissioners get more time for Ward 2

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer   Late Thursday afternoon, city election commissioners still had  not determined what candidates will appear on the ballot for Ward Two in the May 4 municipal election. According to Election Commissioner Bettye Chamberlain, commissioners were informed by the Secretary of State’s Office that they have more time to allow Col.…

Ward 2 ballot still not official

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer It has yet to be determined who will appear on the May 4 ballot as candidates for the next Ward Two City Councilman. City election commissioners have spent this week trying to determine he fate of two potential candidates, who submitted paperwork on Jan. 3 to run in the May…

City ballot still not certain

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer   As of Wednesday morning, city election commissioners were still awaiting the proof of residency for two potential candidates before finalizing who will appear on the 2020 municipal elections. Election Commissioner Bettye Chamberlain said that after confirming with the secretary of state’s office, the commissioners have until Thursday to approve…

One disqualified from city election

Staff Report One potential candidate has been disqualified from the upcoming city election, officials said Tuesday morning. Floyd Miller, who filed papers for the Ward 7 alderman’s position, was disqualified because he did not have the required 50 signatures from ward residents, according the Election Commissioner Bettye Chamberlian. Ward Seven will have four candidates: Incumbent…

Saturday storm slams Elliott

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Emergency officials are continuing to assess the damage from Saturday’s storm that hit one portion of the county extremely hard. Trebia Rodgers, Grenada County’s Emergency Management Agency Director, is awaiting confirmation from the National Weather Service as to exactly what type of storm hit Grenada County. “That was more than…

Gore Springs boil water notice

A boil water notice is in effect until further notice for customers in Gore Springs.The boil water notice affects customers from Camp McCain Road to the Calhoun County line. According to officials the boil water notice was caused by a power outage caused by Saturday morning storms.

Safe room to open

The Grenada Safe Room will open its doors for citizens at 4 a.m. according to Grenada County EMA Director Trebia Rodgers. Severe weather is expected in the area around 6:30 a.m. with possible tornadoes in the forecast. The safe room is located on Mondy Road.

Lottery sales here near $1 million

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer   Jackpot or not, Grenada customers bought over $700,000 worth of lottery tickets in the first month and a half of sales, according to the Mississippi Lottery Commission. Meg  Annison, director of communication for the Mississippi Lottery, said from the start of lottery sales on Nov. 25 through Dec. 31,…

DA Evans out of Flowers’ prosecution

Staff Report Fifth District Attorney Doug Evans, after six trials prosecuting the State of Mississippi vs. Curtis Flowers, is turning the case over to the Mississippi Attorney General. Evans filed a voluntary recusal in Montgomery County Circuit Court late Monday afternoon. Evans said the Attorney General’s Office is very familiar with the case, and he…

Five county posts up for vote

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer The election cycle continues as county election commissioners finishes out their respected terms. According to Grenada County Circuit Clerk Michele Redditt-Garcia, the qualifying window has opened for the county’s five election commissioner seats. Redditt-Garcia said names of those who qualify to run for the seat will appear on the November…

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