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Man charged after footchase

A incident of possible shoplifting took a turn for the worst and now a Grenada man is facing serious charges including armed robbery. The man identified in the Grenada Police Department’s incident report as Shyheim Conley, 20, is charged with armed robbery and resisting arrest after an incident at a local department store. According to…

Company hired to pitch Grenada to retailers

 By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer A Monday night vote entered the city into a relationship with a Memphis company in hopes of attracting top retailers to the city. Behind a 6-1 vote, the city council approved a professional service agreement with NaviRetail, LLC, the organization that met with city leaders last month in hopes of…

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer The Grenada City Council approved a measure that officials say should save the city close to $100,000 in the upcoming years. At their regular monthly meeting this week, the city council voted to give Mayor Billy Collins and City Manager Trey Baker the authority to refinance their General Obligation Bond…

Three face charges by AG’s office

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Three Holcomb residents are facing serious charges and will appear before a circuit judge next week. State Attorney General Jim Hood identified the three as Elnora Nason, 32, Lucas Harbin, 35, and Derrick Hall, 24, who have been charged with felony count of exploitation of a vulnerable person. According to…

Murder cases up in court

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer The wheels are turning on the 2017 summer court session with four first degree murder cases and a Grenada city councilman facing two counts of perjury set to go before a judge. The court term has the makings of becoming one of the biggest in recent years with several pending…

One arrest in railroad bridge fire

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer The Grenada Police Department has arrested one person in connection with the burning of the Grenada Railroad Bridge over the Yalobusha River during the Fourth of July Weekend. A man Grenada Police Chief Garrett Hartley identified as Chaz Atkins, 20, of Grenada was arrested Monday afternoon. According to Hartley, an…

Three questioned in bridge fire

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer No arrests have been made in the July 4 railroad bridge fire, but law officials say they are close to putting a finger on the cause and parties likely involved. The fire destroyed a portion of the Grenada Railroad Bridge over the Yalobusha River near Main Street. Grenada Police Chief…

Bridge will be repaired

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer The president of the local railroad said plans to rebuild the recently burnt bridge crossing the Yalobusha River will begin immediately. Ed Ellis, president of Iowa Pacific Holdings, LLC, said contractors are on the move to repair the portion of the rail line, and he is offering a reward of…

Railroad Bridge damaged by fire

Staff Report Officials are investigating the cause of a fire that heavily damaged the railroad bridge that spans the Yalobusha River in downtown Grenada. The fire was discovered Wednesday. Rail traffic is now shutdown south of Grenada. Details are still being obtained, and GrenadaStar will have a full report in Friday’s newspaper. For more information,…

Councilmen spurn progress

An EDITORIAL             Last week the Grenada City Council was scheduled to meet with the Grenada Downtown Innovation District to discuss plans to revitalize Grenada’s deteriorating downtown. Four of the city’s seven councilmen – Fredrieck “Pete” Wilson, Lewis Johnson, The Rev. Ernest Hargrove and Joshua Hughes — did not show up. This is particularly disappointing,…

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