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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…

City hires personnel director

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer The city has hired Trina George, the one time USDA Rural Development State Director, as its director of personnel. George’s role with the city, according to City Manager Trey Baker, is the operation of the city’s human resources department and also helping to implement strategic staffing plans, compensation and benefit…

Two charged in kidnap, beating

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Two people are facing serious charges following an incident this week in Elliott in which a middle aged woman was kidnapped and severely beaten. The Grenada County Sheriff’s Department arrested a man they identified as Sam T. Hearn, 57, and a woman they identified as Brandy Williamson Hyde, 38, in…

New director hired for Economic Development

The Grenada County Economic Development District has named Matthew Harrison as its new executive director. Harrison takes over the position vacated by Pablo Diaz who resigned in April. According to GCEDD Board Chairman Keith Mitchell Harrison’s focal point in business relationship management helps bridge the gap between new emerging industries and Grenada County. “The GCEDD…

Death investigation continues

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer   Investigators with the Grenada County Sheriff’s Department are still looking for answers as to what caused Thursday night’s shooting on Hunter’s Way that left one man dead. Grenada County sheriff investigators Greg Conley and Josh Dale identified the victim as Justin Scheafer, 30, of Bolivar County, who was shot…

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