Old Bridge Collapses

Staff Report A portion of the Gums Crossing Bridge in Yalobusha County has collapsed.  According to Yalobusha County Emergency Management Agency Director Frankie Hyde, a portion of the bridge that had been damaged due to flooding was the section that collapsed into the Skuna River and Grenada Lake. Hyde said he is unsure when the bridge collapsed,…

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UPDATE: Commissioners get more time for Ward 2

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer   Late Thursday afternoon, city election commissioners still had  not determined what candidates will appear on the ballot for Ward Two in the May 4 municipal election. According to Election Commissioner Bettye Chamberlain, commissioners were informed by the Secretary of State’s Office that they have more time to allow Col.…

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Grenada adds volleyball as sport

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor When Collin Ray found out Grenada High School was beginning volleyball for the 2020-21 school year, it was a sport that the veteran coach wanted to take a shot at coaching. The addition of the sport came about when the Mississippi High School Activities Association shut down slow-pitch softball statewide.…

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Ward 2 ballot still not official

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer It has yet to be determined who will appear on the May 4 ballot as candidates for the next Ward Two City Councilman. City election commissioners have spent this week trying to determine he fate of two potential candidates, who submitted paperwork on Jan. 3 to run in the May…

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Derrick Cain, Wilber Kenneth McLendon

Derrick Cain Funeral services for Derrick C. “D” Cain of Grenada, native of New Orleans, are Saturday at noon at Greater Pleasant Grove M.B. Church with burial in Pine Hill Cemetery. Mr. Cain, 46, died of chronic respiratory failure at the University of Alabama Medical Center in Birmingham on Jan.14, 2020. He was born on…

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City ballot still not certain

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer   As of Wednesday morning, city election commissioners were still awaiting the proof of residency for two potential candidates before finalizing who will appear on the 2020 municipal elections. Election Commissioner Bettye Chamberlain said that after confirming with the secretary of state’s office, the commissioners have until Thursday to approve…

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One disqualified from city election

Staff Report One potential candidate has been disqualified from the upcoming city election, officials said Tuesday morning. Floyd Miller, who filed papers for the Ward 7 alderman’s position, was disqualified because he did not have the required 50 signatures from ward residents, according the Election Commissioner Bettye Chamberlian. Ward Seven will have four candidates: Incumbent…

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Saturday storm slams Elliott

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Emergency officials are continuing to assess the damage from Saturday’s storm that hit one portion of the county extremely hard. Trebia Rodgers, Grenada County’s Emergency Management Agency Director, is awaiting confirmation from the National Weather Service as to exactly what type of storm hit Grenada County. “That was more than…

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Ricky Boyett, Peggy Jean Hollis

Ricky Boyett Funeral services for Ricky Boyett, 65, of Grenada, were Sunday, Jan. 11, at Mortimer National Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Oddfellows Cemetery in Grenada. Mr. Boyett died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, at Baptist Memorial Hospital North Mississippi in Oxford. He was born on March 6, 1955, in Shaw, Miss., and was the…

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Gore Springs boil water notice

A boil water notice is in effect until further notice for customers in Gore Springs.The boil water notice affects customers from Camp McCain Road to the Calhoun County line. According to officials the boil water notice was caused by a power outage caused by Saturday morning storms.

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