Harris Randall ‘Boots’ Dunn

Harris Randall ‘Boots’ Dunn Funeral services for Harris Randall “Boots“ Dunn, 66, of Grenada, are at 2 p.m., Thursday, April 25, at Mortimer National Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Grenada Memorial Gardens. Visitation is Thursday from noon to 2 p.m. at Mortimer National Funeral Home. Boots died Monday, April 22, 2019, at UMMC…

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Corps now releasing some water from lake

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Grenada Lake was spared from going over the Emergency Spillway during the weekend, but officials say the water is still extremely high, and they “have a long way to go. “ “We managed to open the middle gate this week two feet, and that will let some water out,” said…

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James A. Baker, Jimmy Lee Brown, John Bernard Daly, Ruby Martin

James A. Baker Mr. James Atkinson “Jim” Baker, 74, of Grenada, passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center Grenada. He was born Nov. 6, 1944, in Austin, Texas, to James Edward and Dorothy Atkinson Baker. “Baker,” as he was known by his friends, was a graduate of the University…

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Lake will hit overflow level soon

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Grenada Lake is as close to it’s emergency spillway mark as it has been in a long time, and Thursday morning was less than two feet away from going over. That has brought a question from many:  What happens if and when the lake level tops 231 feet? When the…

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Schools Close Early

The Grenada School District and Kirk Academy will be releasing students early today due to inclement weather. Notifications are currently being sent out to parents, according to school officials. The Grenada Elementary School (Grades 4-5; Green Top School) will release at 1 p.m. The Grenada Elementary School (Pre K – 3; Red Top School) will…

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Charger clinch playoff berth

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor The Grenada Chargers found themselves in a must-win situation last week hosting Lafayette and West Point. Lack of offensive production has haunted GHS for the majority of the 2019 season. They showed signs of life with 16 hits in a 13-3 win over South Panola. Against Lafayette, GHS pounded out…

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Grand jury to hear murder case

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer A young Grenada man facing a murder charge was bound over to the county grand jury Thursday following a hearing. Eighteen-year-old Gage Atkinson, who was arrested in connection with the shooting death of Jeff Counts, made his initial appearance in Grenada County Justice Court Thursday. After a 10 minute hearing,…

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Donald Robert Brister

Donald Robert Brister Funeral services for Donald Robert Brister, 72, of Grenada, are at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at the Grenada Church of God. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery in Grenada. Visitation was Monday at Mortimer National Funeral Home in Grenada. Mr. Brister died Saturday, April 13, 2019, at UMMC-Grenada. He was born…

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GHS duo captures division title

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor Grenada High School began the stretch run of the 2019 tennis season Tuesday taking part in the Region 2-5A Tournament hosted at PNC Park in Oxford. Teams from Grenada, Lafayette, Saltillo and West Point competed for spots in the state tournament next month. The winner and runnerup in each division…

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