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…

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Christine Honey Bledsoe, Arlene Mims

Christine Honey Bledsoe Funeral services for Christine H. Bledsoe of Gore Springs are Saturday at 1 p.m. at New Life Christian Fellowship Church with burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Bledsoe, 64, died of natural causes at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford on June 8, 2019. She was born on Dec. 12, 1954. Mrs. Bledsoe…

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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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Daphine Britt Blackwell, Carolyn B. Kilgore, Walter Ray Tidwell

Daphine Britt Blackwell Funeral services for Daphine Britt Blackwell of Southaven were Monday in the Oliver Funeral Home Chapel. Ms. Blackwell died at Methodist Hospice in Hernando on Thursday, June 6, 2019. She was born in Grenada County on Dec. 17, 1941, to Dorsey E. and Loucille Ware Britt of Duck Hill. She was a…

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Special Training at Camp McCain

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Imagine if a 7.7 magnitude earthquake hit in the area, well this week hundreds of Mississippi National Guardsmen have been preparing for such a disaster right here in Grenada County. The simulation is called Ardent Sentry, an unclassified exercise model that focuses on a complex catastrophic earthquake along the New…

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Stephen E. Lishman, Wanda Flanagan Mayhan, Janie Kendall Wood

Stephen E. Lishman Stephen E. Lishman, 56, of Winona died Friday, May 31, 2019, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Eupora. Funeral services for Mr. Lishman will be graveside at the Winona Garden of Memory at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4. Mr. Lishman was born in Winona on April 26, 1963, and was a…

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End of year brings school changes

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer  With classes out for the summer, changes have come within the Grenada School District that will land new faces in different places. The changes come at all five of the district schools and the central office. According to Superintendent Dr. David Daigneault, Dr. Tina Herrington will replace Dr. Bettye Neely…

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Dorothy A. Edwards, Martha L. Hall, Deborah Hill Hardin, Ella Mae Harvey, The Rev. Dr. Perry L. Montgomery

Dorothy A. Edwards Funeral services for Dorothy A. Edwards of Grenada, formerly of Cascilla, are Saturday at Piney Grove M.B. Church with burial in Elliott Cemetery. Mrs. Edwards, 60, died at UMMC-Grenada on May 23, 2019. Clark-Williams Funeral Home is in charge of services.  Online condolences may be made at clarkwilliamsfuneralhome,com. Martha L. Hall Funeral…

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Red Hots ease to big win over Divas

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor Teams at the Grenada Youth League were in full action both Thursday and Friday of last week. Here is what happened in Thursday’s games. Farm League Layne Hart McLendon and Maddox Rainey both had homeruns to lead the Mud Bugs to a 13-6 win over the Fireballs. Cole Sullivan and…

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