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Firefighters hurt in fall

By REGGIE ROSS                                                                                                        …

City still working on bond

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer  The city council will have to wait just a little longer to finalize the $6 million bond that will go toward improving the city’s infrastructure. The council voted to table the matter and take it up at a special called meeting later this month. Ward Four City Councilman Ernest Hargrove…

One dead in shooting

Staff Report Police are investigating a Monday night shooting that left a Grenada man dead at a home in the 800 block of West Pearl Street. A man identified by the Grenada Police Department as David Wilson Jr., 74, was killed as a result of the shooting. Another man, identified as Norman Wilson, 60, was…

Strong start for absentee voting

By REGGIE ROSS                                                                                                        …

Coroner now faces charges here

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Grenada County Coroner “Skeeter” Robinson is now facing additional charges stemming from funeral home transactions that date back 15 years. Eddie “Skeeter” Robinson III, of Grenada County, was arrested Monday on a 14-count indictment accusing him of selling unfunded, prepaid funeral plans without a license, collecting burial insurance premiums without…

New charges against coroner

From Mississippi Attorney General GRENADA COUNTY— Eddie “Skeeter” Robinson, III, of Grenada County, was arrested Monday on a 14-count indictment accusing him of selling unfunded, prepaid funeral plans without a license, collecting burial insurance premiums without a license and related charges, Attorney General Jim Hood announced. Robinson, III, 51, was charged with one count of…

Flowers will get 7th trial

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer District Attorney Doug Evans said the case of Curtis Flowers will have to be retried – a seventh time –  after a conviction was overturned by the United States Supreme Court on Friday. Flowers is accused of killing four people in the Tardy Furniture Store in Winona in July 1996.…

Minor injury in snakebite

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Today marks the first day of summer, but snakes have been enjoying the warmer temperatures for weeks. Citizens are being urged to take caution as snake sightings and encounters are becoming more frequent. On Saturday in north Grenada County, a woman was bitten by a snake at her Carpenter Road…

School district seeks more money

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer   For the first time in 10 years, the Grenada School District will ask the county for an increase in ad valorem taxes for next year’s budget. According to Rodney Murphy, the school district’s business manager, the district will ask the Grenada County Board of Supervisors for a four percent…

Grenada leads area reading scores

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer The bar for passing the third-grade reading state assessment is set a bit higher this year, affecting some area school districts, but Grenada students proved they could handle the challenge. The Mississippi Department of Education announced last week that over 93 percent of third graders passed the statewide reading test.…

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