Robert Earl Gilbert

Robert Earl Gilbert Robert Earl Gilbert, 41, passed away Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, at his home. Visitation will be noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at Ray Funeral Home in Cleveland, followed by Celebration of Life services. Interment will be in North Cleveland Cemetery. Robert was born on Feb. 2, 1978, to Homer and…

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Appeal denied in old murder case

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer   The Mississippi State Supreme Court denied an appeal hearing on a Grenada man facing life in prison. Derrick Willis, 39, and a Grenada woman were convicted in the capital murder of Cheryl Johnson in December 1997. Krishun Williams was also sentenced to life in prison in the case. The…

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Robert H. (Bob) Bennett

Robert H. (Bob) Bennett Robert H. (Bob) Bennett passed away Feb. 4, 2019, at his home. Bob was born Dec. 7, 1956, in Grenada to Houston and Olene Bennett. Bob worked for the City of Grenada for several years before the progression of McArdle’s Disease stopped him from having the strength and stability to continue…

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City asks planning board to limit vendor locations

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer One local business owner wants something done about transient vendors setting up for business directly in front of his store. Lee Boone, owner of Mid-South Produce Company on Sunset Drive, spoke with the Grenada City Council Monday to discuss the problems he is having with vendors taking away his customers.…

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Erma Blaylock, Mildred Thomas Vance

Erma Blaylock Mrs. Erma Blaylock, 94, of Grenada, died Thursday, Feb, 14, 2019 at her residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service. Dorene Stewart Miss Dorene Stewart, 91, of Grenada, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, at Providence Assisted Living. She was born Feb. 4, 1928, in Webster…

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Christmas in April seeks homes to repair

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer   Christmas in April officials are seeking applications for the event’s 25th year as they continue to bring stability to homes of those who need it most. Christmas in April Treasurer Kim McRee said only a few applications have been submitted, and they need more as the deadline approaches. McRee…

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Early work begins as Sports Complex

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer   Since the start of the year, the ball has been rolling on the soon-to-be-built sports complex just north of town. Grenada City Manager Trey Baker recently gave an update to the Grenada Tourism Commission on the progress of the sports complex, which was approved by city voters last October.…

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Ernest Mitchell Braswell, Lucy Mae Bridges, Pilgrim Conley, Christopher Lee Harcrow, Raymond A. Hall, Gondyne Freeman Mullen, Buck G. Ross Jr., Betty Rounsaville Miller

Ernest Mitchell Braswell (Jan. 15, 1940 – Feb. 3, 2019) Graveside services for Ernest Mitchell Braswell of Grenada were Wednesday at Poplar Springs Baptist Church Cemetery near Kilmichael. Pallbearers were Todd Melton, Lee Worsham, Michael Sanford, Ryan Melton, Bradley Sanford, and Taylor Worsham.  Honorary pallbearer was Jeremy Braswell. Mr. Braswell, 79, died at UAB Medical…

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