Local service will ultimately win

ONE MORE TIME Comment & Observation By Joe Lee III The nation’s retail climate is changing faster than some of us can keep up. It took years for Walmart’s unique rural America strategy to kill off local independent retailers, but it did not take that long for Amazon to put a scare in the Walmart…

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More Grenada Progress

More Grenada Progress – Local businessman John Cravens (in photo) expects a second retail structure to be ready for occupancy in mid-June or early July. The 6,000 square foot building in the 1300 block of Sunset Drive will be a mirror of the Cravens’ first building next door currently housing Allen’s Fine Jewelry, The Flower…

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Missed deadlines cost bidder

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer A Grenada businessman saw the board of supervisors reject his previously-accepted bid for equipment after he missed several deadlines. In a special called meeting Wednesday, the Grenada County Board of Supervisors met with citizens who bid on the gym equipment in the former University of Mississippi Wellness Center in the…

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Benoist; Clay; Draper; Hudson; Pyles

Betty Bowen Benoist, 86, native of Grenada County; McKibben and Guinn Funeral Services. Mary Ann Clay, 80, of Sardis; Clark-Williams Funeral Home. Vermelle Slaughter Draper, 95, native of Greenville; Wolfe-Bayview Funeral Home. Robert Hudson, 75, of Grenada; Clark-Williams Funeral Home. Martha Sue Pyles, 86, of Duck Hill; McKibben and Guinn Funeral Services.

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No problem with Korean request

ONE MORE TIME Comment & Observation By Joe Lee III   The new president of South Korea is opposed to having the U.S. incoming missile defense system on Korean soil. This is not a problem. Bring those babies home! In fact, we should go one step further and send out a questionnaire to our allies.…

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Friday Deluge

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer In a span of 25 minutes Friday, Grenada was bombarded with rain that caused flooding throughout much of the city — damaging homes, cars and businesses. After the rains stopped, some cars were left stranded in deep waters where motorists attempted to pass through. “It got really bad Friday night,”…

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DeLoach, Kelly, Reeves, Benoist

Frances Herbert DeLoach, 92, of Carroll County. Mortimer National Funeral Home. Nora B. Kelly, 77, of Grenada. Mortimer National Funeral Home. Peter Hamilton Reeves, 73, of Hernando. McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service. Betty Benoist, 85, formerly of Coffeeville. McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service.

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Smart Cookie in Korea?

ONE MORE TIME — Comment & Observation — By Joe Lee III President Trump commented that the ruthless dictator of North Korea is “Smart Cookie” and the media went crazy. If Kim Jong Il is not a “smart cookie,” what does that make President Obama? President Bush? President Clinton? The United Nations? The Korean dictator…

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Fire Victim Identified

Staff Report The fatality in the Tuesday afternoon house fire has been identified by officials as Robert Hudson, 76. Funeral arrangements for Mr. Hudson have not been announced.

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Allison; Bradford; Crowder; Kelly; Lewis; Roby

Virginia Allison, 63, of Glendora; Clark-Williams Funeral Home. Shirley Maggitt Bradford, 60, of Hattiesburg; Clark-Williams Funeral Home. Mackel E. Crowder, 65, of Charleston; Clark-Williams Funeral Home. Nora B. Kelly, 77, of Grenada; Mortimer National Funeral Home. Leroy Lewis, 75; Clark-Williams Funeral Home. John Roby, of Eupora; Clark-Williams Funeral Home. For more information, see the GrenadaStar…

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