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Grenada man dies in standoff with law officers

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer A Yalobusha County Sheriff’s Deputy has been placed on administrative leave following an officer involved shooting that left a Grenada man dead. The Yalobusha County Sheriff’s Department identified the man as Michael Taylor, 40, of Grenada, who was killed during a standoff at a home just outside of Water Valley…

Murder suspects denied bond

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer   A county judge denied bond for the three people charged with the capital murder of Willie “Lil Willie” Hooper last week. In Grenada County Justice Court Thursday, a bond hearing was held for Marquize Tillmon, 27; and Monique Lott, 31; and Mack Lott, 32. All were returned to the…

Five officers on leave while death probed

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer   Five police officers have been placed on the administrative leave while city and state officials investigate the death of a Grenada man who died after being taken into custody Thursday morning. A man identified by law enforcement officials as Robert Loggins, 26, of Grenada was pronounced dead at the…

Christmas parade is tomorrow

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer The tables are set for the annual Christmas Parade tomorrow and the excitement is brewing as for the second year in a row the event will be held on Saturday. The celebration kicks off tomorrow at 1 p.m. in Downtown Grenada and nearly 70 floats and parade entries have been…

Three charged with capital murder

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Authorities have arrested three people in connection with the disappearance and murder of a Grenada man whose body was found dumped inside a well. Grenada County Investigators Greg Conley and Josh Dale identified the three as  Mack Lott, 32, of Duck Hill; Marquize Tillmon, 27; and Monique Lott, 31, both…

Updated: Body found in well

    By REGGIE ROSS Authorities recovered a body from a well just outside of Duck Hill Wednesday afternoon. The body was discovered in a 12-foot-deep well just off Highway 404 West. Montgomery County Coroner Allan Pratt pronounced the man dead at the scene. Several investigators with the Grenada County Sheriff’s Department, Montgomery County Sheriff’s…

Body found in well

Developing Story Staff Report Law officers from Grenada County, Montgomery County and the state worked to recover the body of a man from a well near Duck Hill late Wednesday afternoon. Officials at the scene confirmed this is connected to the case of Willie Kirk Hooper Jr. of Tie Plant, who was last seen in…

District Four School Board Results

Two of two boxes: (Includes absentees) Geeslin Corner and Taylor Hall: Unofficial totals: Thelma Louise Hubbard: 729 Marjorie Hughes: 863

Election scheduled for Tuesday

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Tomorrow is the last day to vote absentee for Tuesday’s runoff election. First things first, Grenada County Circuit Clerk Michele Redditt- Garcia said the last day for absentee voting is Saturday at the Grenada County Courthouse from 8 a.m. until noon. The circuit clerk’s office saw more than a 1,000…

Convicted killer up for parole

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer A Calhoun County man, sentenced to death for the murder of convenience store worker 27 years ago, could be paroled next month. Frederick Bell, now 46, could be paroled after being convicted for the 1991 murder of Bert Bell of Grenada during a robbery at Sparks Stop ’N Go on…

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