Rail line purchase boosts Grenada

ONE MORE TIME — Comment & Observation — By Joe Lee III Great news last week concerning the rail line running through Grenada and connecting the Southaven/Memphis rail yard with the Canton/Jackson rail yard. The line has been sold to a Florida group, and, hopefully, the rails between Elliott and Canton will be brought up…

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Marianne Paula Felker, Doris Roark Furniss, Danny Ray Hill, Ralph T. Johnson, Charles C. Smith, Jack Speir, Brenda Melton Wise, Mary Loerker Worley

Marianne Paula Felker Funeral services for Marianne Paula Felker, 89, of Grenada, are at 11 a.m., Saturday at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Grenada. Burial will follow in the Duck Hill Cemetery. Visitation is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church. Mrs. Felker died Aug. 11, 2018, at the North Mississippi Medical…

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Tourism tax vote is Oct. 2

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer   The election date for the one percent tourism tax increase has been set, and city voters will go to the polls on Tuesday, Oct. 2. The decision to set the date was passed unanimously by the Grenada City Council at their regularly scheduled meeting. Ward Five City Councilman Joshua…

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New Tallahatchie County sheriff

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer   The Tallahatchie County Board of Supervisors has appointed a new sheriff following the resignation of William Brewer. The Tallahatchie Board appointed Jimmy Fly as the new sheriff, according to personnel with the sheriff’s department. Brewer resigned last Tuesday after spending the weekend in a Lafayette County Jail. In court,…

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Chargers fall in scrimmage

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor Grenada High School football coach Ashley Kuhn was pleased and disappointed following his team’s two-quarter jamboree against Southaven at Miss. State’s Davis-Wade Stadium Saturday. He was pleased because the half football gave the coaching staff an evaluation heading into Friday’s home opener with Christian Brothers. His disappointment came in two…

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Offense carries GHS to opening wins

By CHUCK HATHCOCK            Sports Editor     Heading into the 2018 season, the Grenada High School slow pitch softball team had high expectations with the return of all but one starter. Still, you never know how a season might play out. The Lady Chargers put this year’s team on display at the Eupora Invitational taking…

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No election qualifiers yet

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer A week after the qualifying window opened for two local leadership seats, no one has yet to throw their name into the arena. According to Grenada County Circuit Clerk Michele Redditt-Garcia, qualifying papers are available for anyone seeking to run for District Four School Board Seat and the District Four…

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Tallahatchie sheriff resigns; under house arrest

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer After 20-plus years as sheriff of Tallahatchie County, William Brewer has resigned amid federal charges against him. According to his attorney, Kevin Horan of Grenada, Brewer resigned from the position Tuesday afternoon in the federal courthouse in Oxford. “It was in the best interest to let this proceed and move…

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Tourism sets budget, awards gifts

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer   The Grenada Tourism Commission recently set its budget for the next fiscal year and granted funding for some of the area’s biggest festivals and tournaments. The tourism commission set the 2018-19 budget at $261,767, and it was finalized by a motion from Commissioner Steve Robinson and a second from…

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Offense carries GHS to opening wins

By CHUCK HATHCOCK        Sports Editor     Heading into the 2018 season, the Grenada High School slow pitch softball team had high expectations with the return of all but one starter. Still, you never know how a season might play out. The Lady Chargers put this year’s team on display at the Eupora Invitational taking…

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