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Corps now releasing some water from lake

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Grenada Lake was spared from going over the Emergency Spillway during the weekend, but officials say the water is still extremely high, and they “have a long way to go. “ “We managed to open the middle gate this week two feet, and that will let some water out,” said…

Lake will hit overflow level soon

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Grenada Lake is as close to it’s emergency spillway mark as it has been in a long time, and Thursday morning was less than two feet away from going over. That has brought a question from many:  What happens if and when the lake level tops 231 feet? When the…

Schools Close Early

The Grenada School District and Kirk Academy will be releasing students early today due to inclement weather. Notifications are currently being sent out to parents, according to school officials. The Grenada Elementary School (Grades 4-5; Green Top School) will release at 1 p.m. The Grenada Elementary School (Pre K – 3; Red Top School) will…

Grand jury to hear murder case

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer A young Grenada man facing a murder charge was bound over to the county grand jury Thursday following a hearing. Eighteen-year-old Gage Atkinson, who was arrested in connection with the shooting death of Jeff Counts, made his initial appearance in Grenada County Justice Court Thursday. After a 10 minute hearing,…

Forecast worries lake officials

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Grenada Lake officials said this weekend’s rain could determine whether or not water tops the emergency spillway. At 227.56 feet, the lake is as high as it’s been all year, and with heavy rainfall expected over the weekend, officials are keeping their fingers crossed. The emergency spillway overflows at 231…

Lake levee closed to traffic

Officials at Grenada Lake are again monitoring the rising water and have closed the levee to traffic during the process. With the lake level at 226.74 Tuesday morning, high water monitoring is underway by Corps of Engineers. Detour signs direct drivers to the bottom of the levee to prevent travel on the top road. “Once…

Teen facing murder charge

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer The Grenada County Sheriff’s Department is still trying to piece together the details that led to the shooting death of a 46-year-old Grenada man. Grenada County Sheriff Investigator Josh Dale identified the victim as Jeff Counts, 46, of Grenada. According to Dale, deputies responded to a shooting call in the…

Major water leak downtown

City water crews are currently working to fix a major water leak downtown. According to City Manager Trey Baker, Green Street, Main Street, First Street and the area around the square are closed to traffic. Baker asks the public to take caution as crews are working. Water Superintendent Dale Ratliff said there is currently no…

Yalobusha River Alert

   (JACKSON, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) issued a water contact advisory Thursday for a portion of the Yalobusha River in Grenada.  The advisory is issued for a segment of the river from the confluence with Batupan Bogue downstream to the I-55 bridge.  The advisory is being issued due to two…

Mother wants answers in son’s death

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Tomorrow, Marilyn Tripplet will do one of the hardest things she’s ever done – bury her 21 year-old son Isiaha. “Prayer is the only thing that’s going to get me through this,” Tripplet said. “This is the toughest time of my life right now.” It’s been a week since Isiaha…

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