City hires personnel director

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer The city has hired Trina George, the one time USDA Rural Development State Director, as its director of personnel. George’s role with the city, according to City Manager Trey Baker, is the operation of the city’s human resources department and also helping to implement strategic staffing plans, compensation and benefit…

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Leaving town for leaves

One More Time — Comment and Observation — By Joe Lee III      A couple of weeks ago the Boss of the House decided she wanted to go to North Carolina to see the leaves change.      I didn’t particularly want to go. We have plenty of leaves falling in our driveway every fall, so of course,…

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Spending the night at the gas pump

One More Time — Comment and Observation — By Joe Lee III      A few Saturdays ago, the Boss of the House and I spent the night in the Gulf Service Station on the corner of University and Lamar in Oxford.      I dare say she was more impressed than she would have been if I had…

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There’s more good in Grenada than bad

      ONE MORE TIME Comment & Observation By Joe Lee III      Recently a good friend of mine asked if we could run more “good” news in the paper. My immediate answer was (and is) I would love to.      The problem is two-fold. There is something about the human psyche that seems to give…

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Two charged in kidnap, beating

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Two people are facing serious charges following an incident this week in Elliott in which a middle aged woman was kidnapped and severely beaten. The Grenada County Sheriff’s Department arrested a man they identified as Sam T. Hearn, 57, and a woman they identified as Brandy Williamson Hyde, 38, in…

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Baker, Cole, Fullilove, Pase, Sykes, Taylor, Wolfe, Williams

Freddie B. Baker, 59, of Charleston, Clark-Williams Funeral Home. James Upton Cole, 77, of Calhoun City; Parker Memorial Funeral Home. David Shane Fullilove, 42, of Grenada; McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service. O’Dell Liddell Pase, 92, of Grenada; McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service. Stephanie Evetta Sykes, 46, of Grenada; Clark-Williams Funeral Home. Lt. Col. David Spencer…

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New director hired for Economic Development

The Grenada County Economic Development District has named Matthew Harrison as its new executive director. Harrison takes over the position vacated by Pablo Diaz who resigned in April. According to GCEDD Board Chairman Keith Mitchell Harrison’s focal point in business relationship management helps bridge the gap between new emerging industries and Grenada County. “The GCEDD…

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Ammus, Bonner, Frazier, Pase

Montez Ammus, 20, of Grenada; Hughes and Sons Funeral Home. James Gordon Bonner Jr., 58, of Grenada; McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service. Donna Sue Fisk Frazier, 56, of Grenada; McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service. Odell Pase of Grenada; McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service. For more information, see the GrenadaStar Printed Edition or the GrenadaStar E-Edition.…

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Death investigation continues

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer   Investigators with the Grenada County Sheriff’s Department are still looking for answers as to what caused Thursday night’s shooting on Hunter’s Way that left one man dead. Grenada County sheriff investigators Greg Conley and Josh Dale identified the victim as Justin Scheafer, 30, of Bolivar County, who was shot…

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Hospital disputes failing safety record

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Officials at the University of Mississippi Medical Center Grenada are guaranteeing the public that patient safety at the there is not that of “F” quality,  and that the hospital is a place of safe quality care. UMMC Grenada was rated at the bottom of a safety report by the Leap…

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