Election qualifying deadline Monday

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Those seeking to run in the November election for Grenada County Election Commission have until Monday to qualify. According to Grenada County Circuit Clerk Michele Redditt-Garcia, qualifying ends Monday at 5 p.m. Incumbents Karen James, Wanda Ward and Elizabeth Moore have all qualified to run in the Nov. 3 General…

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Hospital begins layoffs

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer More than a dozen hospital employees have been laid off at the Grenada and Holmes County campuses of the University of Mississippi Medical Center, a top official said. According to Dodie McElmurray, CEO of UMMC Grenada, a total of 13 positions between University of Mississippi Grenada and UMMC Holmes County…

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School issuing summer packets today

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer   The Grenada School District, in an effort to continue educating students until school is back in session, is delivering a series of summer instructional packets to parents today. The packets will be delivered by drive-thru, with staff stationed at the front of each school.  Elementary Schools Until 4:30 p.m.,…

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Water department working to repair system

By Reggie Ross The Grenada Water Department said an electrical issue caused water pressure to drop on one area of the city’s system. According to Interim City Manager Martha Profit, an electrical problem caused the pressure to drop on the city’s west well. Water Department crews are currently on scene and expect water pressure to…

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Police called over disputed restaurant bill

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer An evening meal at a local restaurant turned sour between a visiting couple and a business owner last week, stemming from an unpaid bill for a  steak. Grenada Police Chief Garrett Hartley called the incident a “misunderstanding,” and said both parties involved went through a heated exchange of words. The…

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Martha Ruth Goodson Clark, Richard L. Crenshaw Jr., Annie Katherine Ford, Albert Evans Goodson, Carolyn Farmer Holmes, Christine Melton, Tony Curtis Tillmon

Martha Ruth Goodson Clark Martha Ruth Goodson Clark left this world on May 20, 2020, to spend eternity with our Lord and Savior. She was born to Roy Stevenson and Marie Gattis Goodson on Feb. 21, 1922, in Tallahatchie County. She was a remarkable, resilient woman, generous and loving, full of wit and spunk! She…

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Split vote decides city posts

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer As is with all new terms of city council, four-year appointments is one of the first acts of business, but this year Grenada leaders were somewhat at odds. City Attorney With a 4-3 vote, the Grenada City Council voted to reappoint Mary Brown as city attorney.  Brown has served as…

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Updated: Three court officials out in case against former deputy

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer A third public official has stepped away from a Justice Court case involving a former Grenada County Deputy Sheriff. County Prosecuting Attorney Robbie Willis Wilson recused herself Monday afternoon, joining Justice Court Justices Leon Williamson and Jimmy Tallant, in a case involving Josh Dale. The former law officer was in…

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