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Ex-Grenadian killed in Jackson

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer The 37th homicide of the year in Jackson involves a woman with Grenada connections. She was identified by the Jackson Police Department as Chelsie Lynn Kirschten, 23, of Brandon, who was shot and killed Thursday night in the area of Fortification Street near Interstate 55 around 11:45. Kirschten is a…

Suspects due in court Monday

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Two suspects charged with murder will have their initial appearance in Grenada Municipal Court, Monday. Two men identified by the Grenada Police Department as John Tyler Brown, 20, of Holcomb, and Shaquille Chamberlain, 19, of Grenada will have their preliminary hearings before Municipal Judge Rusty Harlow  in connection with the…

Drive-by Shooting Update

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer An infant child is dead, and two men are facing murder charges following a Tuesday afternoon shooting in the 900 block of Adams Street in Grenada. The child, identified by authorities as nine-month-old baby boy Rashan Riley, was shot while sitting on a couch in his home, officials said. The…

Man ‘rear-ended’ in shooting

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer A local man was in the wrong place and wrong time and as a result took a bullet to the rear end. According to the Grenada Police Department the shooting happened on the 1000 block of Adams Street Friday afternoon. According to Kenith Sanders the victim was a 20-year-old Grenada…

Bogue Creek Festival coming up

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer The finishing touches are being added to the area’s longest-running festival, which kicks off the event Saturday, Sept. 9,  in Duck Hill. The Bogue Creek Festival is set to begin at 9 a.m. at Lancaster Pecan Grove, just off U.S. 51 , and will end around 4 p.m. The event…

City eyes new tax increase

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer The City of the Grenada could raise taxes for the third year in a row. The final decision could be made at a public hearing on Aug. 29 at City Hall at six o’clock. This is the chance for citizens to express their views on the budget For the next…

City gets another overdue audit

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer  Another one of the city’s overdue audits is finally complete, according to City Manager Trey Baker. Baker announced Wednesday that the 2014-15 audit has been finished by Oxford-CPA Ronnie Windham. “I received the Independent Auditor’s Report from our accounting firm last week,” Baker said. “I will be reviewing it and…

Grenada native gets death sentence

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer A Grenada man was sentenced to the death penalty after his conviction of a 2000 murder and up to 17 counts of rape in California. Kern County District Attorney Felicia Nagle identified the man as Michael Charles Brown, who is currently on death row for the murder of a Bakersfield…

Four councilmen block city progress

  Batesville (top) is in the process of opening three new or completely remodeled motels. Grenada (Bottom) appears to be going in the opposite direction. Grenada used to be the shining city between Jackson and Memphis. If you were traveling on I-55 today, where would you stop? An Unfortunate City An EDITORIAL Third in a…

Murder trial postponed to get DHS info

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer A delay in records related to the 2014 death of three-year-old A’marion Bounds resulted in the case having to be continued to another term. That decision was made Tuesday in Grenada County Circuit Court. A hearing in the case of the State of Mississippi vs. Marqueze Collins took place in…

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