Police make weapons, drug bust

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer   A Batesville man is facing serious charges after officers discovered drugs and several weapons during a recent traffic stop on Sunset Drive. Police arrested a man Grenada Police Chief Garrett Hartley identified as Matt Thornton, 32, of Batesville and charged him with possession of a weapon by a felon…

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Dotson, Johnson, Long, Mullen, Smith

Albert Clyde Dotson Jr., 87, of Winona; Oliver Funeral Home. Anna Laura Barrentine Johnson, 77, of Carrollton; Lee Funeral Home. Sidney Dale Long, 70, of Greenwood; Williams & Lord Funeral Home. Frank A. Mullen Jr., services at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at Sparta United Methodist Church. Clara Parker Smith, 85, of Coffeeville; McKibben and…

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Big spending cuts in city budget

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Even with a millage increase, Grenada City Manager Trey Baker said the newly approved city budget was a tough pill to swallow with cuts coming all around. Last week the Grenada City Council voted 4-2 to approve the budget of $12,015,345 for the fiscal year which begins on Oct. 1.…

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Council makes tax increase official

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer More money will be coming out of the taxpayers’ pocketbooks as the Grenada City Council voted to adopt the FY 2018 budget of $12.8 million. At their regular scheduled meeting Monday, the vote was 4-2 on what some officials call “a pretty straight forward budget.” Ward Two City Councilman Fredreick…

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Booth, Creech, Dees, James, Little, Frost, Smith, Williams

James Ray “Son” Booth, 80, of Grenada; Forest Hill South Funeral Home. Irma Walls Creech, 80, of Starkville; Welch Funeral Home. Melba Davis Dees, 84, of Grenada; McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service. Douglas C. James, 74, of Grenada; Mortimer National Funeral Home. Eunice Corder Little, 90, of Grenada; McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service. Peggy Ann…

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Downtown Jubilee is Saturday

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Grenada’s biggest fall festival gets underway tomorrow as the city welcomes the 13th Annual Downtown Jubilee. Virginia Fulton, co-chairman, said more than 90 vendor slots have been filled for the event, which is shaping up to be one of the biggest ever for Grenada. “We have everything under the sun…

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Tragedy comes calling

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Grenada County was at the center of attention Sunday afternoon as state and local officers were involved in an extremely dangerous standoff on Interstate 55 near Highway 7. At the end of the standoff, one man was dead, and a woman was rescued safely out of harm’s way. The Mississippi…

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Garrett, Jolly, Vance

Barbara M. Garrett, 70, Lee Memorial Funeral Home. Mark W. Jolly, 59, of Clinton; Lakewood Funeral Home. Jimmy Dale Vance, 70, of Duck Hill; Oliver Funeral Home. For more information, see the GrenadaStar Printed Edition or the GrenadaStar E-Edition. You may subscribe to the GrenadaStar Printed Edition for only 50 cents per Edition by calling…

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STANDOFF ENDS

Staff Report An hours-long stand off on Interstate 55 has ended. Officials said a man who is believed to have kidnapped his wife in the Hattiesburg area last week died at the scene of a self-inflicted gunshot. There was no word Sunday night on the fate of the wife. Look for more details in the…

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