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Tractor Supply coming to Grenada

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer   Tractor Supply Co., a retail chain that carries top brands for farmers, gardeners, homeowners and their pets, is coming to Grenada. The store, which will be located on Highway 8 near the Waffle House, has created a lot of buzz since the plans were approved by the city’s planning…

Murder indictment returned

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer A Grenada County man has been indicted by the Grenada County Grand Jury on murder charges in connection with a February shooting near Holcomb. The man, identified by the Grenada County Sheriff’s Department as Ricky McNeer, 51, was indicted Wednesday and arrested at his home on Highway 7 South. The…

Scam calls here

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Law enforcement officials are just about fed up with scam telephone calls irritating residents and are warning people to not give any information over the telephone. Grenada Police Chief Garrett Hartley said the situation is getting out of hand with scam artists calling residents seeking personal information. “It’s gotten bad,…

Camp McCain marks 75th anniversary

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Military and state dignitaries assembled in Elliott Thursday to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Camp McCain. The celebration, which also fell on the anniversary of the 1941 Pearl Harbor attacks and the start of the U.S. involvement in World War II, consisted of a reception and virtual tour of Camp…

High-speed chase leads to jail

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer A Grenada man is in hot water following a high-speed chase along Interstate-55. A man identified by authorities as Joshua Williams, 31, is facing an armed carjacking charge stemming from an incident that occurred on Friday morning. According to the Grenada Police Department’s incident report, the officers responded to a…

Area in drought conditions

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer   Just because winter is on our doorsteps doesn’t mean we couldn’t use a good rain. It’s been weeks since Grenada and surrounding areas have had a significant rainfall, and the land is feeling the effects of dry weather. According to experts, like Dennie Dauterige, regional forester for the Mississippi…

Grenadian arrested in child pornography case

Staff Report A Grenada man was arrested by the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office Wednesday in connection with an ongoing investigation of child pornography. According to Margaret Morgan, communications director with the AG, a man she identified as Jeramy Mooney, 43, of Grenada, was arrested and charged with one count of child exploitation (possession of child…

Young boy recovering from accidental gunshot wound

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer A seven-year-old boy is recovering after accidentally shooting himself with a handgun the day before Thanksgiving. Deputies with the Grenada County Sheriff’s Department responded to a shooting involving a small child around 3:35 Wednesday in the 1200 block of Hebron Church Road. “When deputies arrived they were informed that the…

An Interview with Andrew Lloyd Webber

  New Production of Theatrical Phenomenon Phantom of the Opera Plays Memphis’ Orpheum Theatre; Andrew Lloyd Webber Recalls His Dread at London Premiere By Ellis Nassour Special to the Grenada Star Sixteen years ago, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber and Charles Hart’s The Phantom of the Opera became the longest-running show in Broadway history, surpassing Webber’s…

Third arrest in kidnapping, beating

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Authorities have arrested a third person in connection with the kidnapping and beating of a woman in Elliott. A man identified by the Grenada County Sheriff’s Department as Robert Slater, 53, of Holcomb was arrested by deputies and now faces charges of kidnapping and aggravated assault. According to Grenada County…

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