Too many teens dying on state’s highways

ONE MORE TIME – Comment & Observation – By Joe Lee III      Warn your teen drivers.           Mississippi ranks 45th in teen safety behind the wheel, according to WalletHub.com. Only Alabama and Wyoming have more teen driver fatalities per teen population than we do. (Vermont, Rhode Island and New York have the safest teen drivers.)      eenagers…

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Runoff vote is June 26

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer A runoff vote is scheduled for next week to determine which Democratic Senate candidate will appear on November ballot. According to Grenada County Circuit Clerk Michele Redditt-Garcia, the runoff election is set for June 26, and David Baria will face Howard Sherman. This will be the only item on the…

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City records first murder of year

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer One man is dead and another is facing a murder charge following a Saturday night shooting. Grenada Police Chief Garrett Hartley identified the victim as 43-year-old Mario Price, who was found lying in the middle of Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard around 8:30. A few hours later officers arrested a…

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City to spend $45,000 on election

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer The city-wide election for the referendum on the tourism tax took another step forward Monday night. The Grenada City Council voted to use $45,000 to go toward the election. However, a date has yet to be set as to when the election will be held. Ward Two City Councilman Fredreick…

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Big crowds at Thunder on Water

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer The 25th Annual Thunder on Water Safe Boating Festival is in the books, and the common theme for the weekend was the heat. “‘Whew,’ is the best way to describe it,” said TOW Chairman Wanda Roche. “It’s Mississippi in June, and that’s what we experienced over the weekend.” With temperatures…

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Suspect faces murder charges

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer A former Duck Hill resident is facing two charges of first degree murder and is being held at a Madison County Jail. A man identified by authorities as Walter Simpson has been charged in connection with the deaths of two women in the Camden, area just outside of Canton. PD…

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Grenada football continues workouts

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor Games are won in the offseason. Football coaches swear by this statement. Grenada High School eighth-year head coach Ashley Kuhn finished spring practice with 88 players. Thus far, the veteran coach has averaged 70 a day at the three-day-a-week summer workouts. “This is the time of the season when we…

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Henderson deserves shot at MSU job

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor Most people who know me are very aware of my love for college baseball. We just finished the super regionals. Boy, were they super! Of the eight series played, only two of them were two game sweeps. The other six went to a deciding game with three of those games…

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