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Sports complex task force gets first look at first design

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer A task force assembled Tuesday to bring their ideas together with architects as they got to see the first drawing of the $6.5 million sports complex. A design team with Kimley-Horn presented the initial design of the new sports complex, explained the details and got feedback from the task force…

Tragedy hits close to home

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer   A one vehicle accident claimed the life of a Grenada man on Interstate 55 on Thanksgiving Day. According to the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol, the accident occurred around 5:30 p.m. in Holmes County near Durant. Sgt. Ronnie Shive, public affairs officers with MHP’s Troop D, identified the victim as…

Dinner organizers make final for final push for donations, volunteers

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Organizers of the city-wide Thanksgiving Drive are hoping for a last push from donators in an effort to feed over 1,000 people throughout the area. Pastor Kevin Jackson of Grace Baptist Church  and volunteer Melvin Purnell counted items Saturday morning for a quick inventory on what they will prepare to…

Outpatient cancer clinic opens

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer State and local officials, many of them leaders in the medical field, celebrated the opening of a new state-of-the-art, specialty team-directed cancer care center here Wednesday. The University of Mississippi Medical Center Grenada and the UMMC Cancer Center and Research Institute officially opened an outpatient cancer care clinic and infusion…

Fired City Manager gets moving money

ONE MORE TIME Comment & Observation By Joe Lee III   It appears that former city manager Lakeylah White is receiving $5,000 in moving expenses without having to move to Grenada. White was fired in executive session at the Grenada City Council meeting on Nov. 4, but before the executive session, Councilman Lewis Johnson made…

NAACP sues District Attorney Evans

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer District Attorney Doug Evans has been hit with a lawsuit by the NAACP, which maintains Evans uses racial discrimination during jury selections in his Fifth Circuit District. The complaint, filed in federal court Monday, claims his office strikes black jurors at alarmingly high rates. The Attala County branch of the…

Graysport bridge still in plans

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer District Three County Supervisor Columbus Hankins said the $7 million allotted to build a new bridge at Graysport Crossing has to be spent. Earlier this year, Grenada County  received $7,316,040 that will go toward repairs of Graysport Crossing Road, a bridge replacement project that Hankins said needs to get started.…

$11 million water fix

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer The Grenada City Council has approved an $11 million measure that will potentially improve the city’s drinking water. A motion was made by Ward One City Councilman Warren Cox to pass a drinking water systems improvement revolving loan fund as the first step in the process.  Ward Three Councilman Lewis…

UMMC adds Cancer Center

Special to GrenadaStar   The University of Mississippi Medical Center Grenada and the UMMC Cancer Center and Research Institute staff invite the community to join them as they officially open a cancer clinic and cancer infusion services at Grenada. A ribbon cutting will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, at UMMC Grenada, 960…

City Council fires City Manager

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer After two months on the job, Lakeylah White was fired as Grenada City Manager after a contentious meeting and a decision made behind closed doors. Trina George, who previously held the director of personnel job for the city, has been named interim city manager to replace White. The motion to…

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