Traffic fatality mars holiday

Veteran Marvin Harrison of Coffeeville gets a push around the Grenada Square Monday by his caregiver Carolyn Logan during a special Memorial Day event. Also walking are veterans Rhonda Hubbard and Cora Kincaide. A large crowd attended to pay respect to the county’s war dead and to salute veterans. Staff Photo / Nanette Laster

Staff Writer

   Grenada had a relatively safe and enjoyable holiday weekend, according to law enforcement officers and officials with the Army Corps of Engineers.
   A Coffeeville man was killed in an automobile accident Sunday near the lake, but otherwise things went well, according to officials.
   According to Administrative and Personnel Officer Eric Williamson of the Grenada Sheriff’s Department, a man he identified as Arthur E. Christian, 48, was traveling east on Highway 332 when he failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of the Tow Road near the lake levee.
   A second vehicle, driven by a minor, struck Christian’s vehicle in the driver’s side door, according Williamson.
   Christian was pronounced dead on the scene, according to Williamson.  

Lots of Visitors
   Some 75,000 visited Grenada Lake over the holiday weekend, according to Artie Hoff with the Corps of Engineers. That attendance is up 10 percent from last year, Hoff said.
   “We had very few problems. Everything went very, very well,” said Hoff. “We had water safety demonstrations, boating safety demonstrations, free boat inspections, all sorts of educational activities to help people enjoy the weekend safely,” said Hoff.

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