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Water up to serious levels now

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer   Officials at Grenada Lake are already dealing with water as high as it was this time a year ago when it reached historic flood levels. At 225 feet, Grenada Lake is already 18 feet higher than the third week of February 2019, when it was recorded at 207 feet.…

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City of Grenada January Expenditures

This file is provided by the City of Grenada, which is solely responsible for the format.   CITY OF GRENADA DOCKET OF PAID CLAIMS DATE: 02/10/2020 PAGE: DOCKET NUMBER *———–VENDOR ———–* *————-INVOICE————-* NUMBER DATE AMOUNT 8830 227194 ACC TAX SALE PROPERTIES LLC 8416 01/10/2020 611-000-154 DUE TO BUYERS 12/19 ACC TAX SALE 8,487.188,487.18 8831 228726…

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Pedesterian killed in hit-and-run

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer The Grenada Police Department is investigating the hit-and run-death of a local man Friday night. Assistant Police Chief Maj. George Douglas idenified the victim as Dewayne Tellis, 46, who was struck and killed at the intersection of Gayosa and South streets Friday night around 10:30. Douglas said the case is…

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It was a deluge

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer The entire county took a pounding this week as a result of the downpour of rain causing problems for homeowners, landowners and motorists. After an estimated six inches of rain fell on this area Monday,  it was followed by three and a half inches of rain on Tuesday and Wednesday…

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Road Situations

From Civil Defense Director Trebia Rodgers about 3:15 this afternoon: Bolton Hill Road has reopened Nat G. Troutt: use caution, passable at last report Grant Road closed Ruby Road closed Buttputter Road closed James Road on south side is closed Redgrass Road: use caution; passable at last report Providence Road: use caution; passable at last…

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Delayed start for schools Tuesday

Staff Report Both the Grenada School District and Kirk Academy will have delayed openings Tuesday due to the weather. The Grenada School District bus routes and classes will start two hours later than usual, according to GSD Transportation Director Benji Britt. Kirk Academy officials said school will start at 10 .m. The delays are due…

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Rain now serious threat

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer The rains are here, and creeks are rising throughout the area, causing concern for some Grenada officials. “We’re seeing a large amount of rain, and it doesn’t look like it’s stopping any time soon,” said Trebia Rodgers, Grenada County Emergency Management Agency Director. According to the National Weather Service, this…

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Voter registration deadline Monday

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Mississippi has a primary election next month, and the Grenada County Clerk’s Office is getting ready for what’s expected to be a large presidential turnout. Mississippi joins six other states with primaries on March 10, a week after Super Tuesday. The general election is Nov. 3. “Right now we have…

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Candidates come up short in special election hearing

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer   City Election Commissioners met last week with the three men they disqualified from entering the 2020 municipal election. A hearing was held Friday in the upstairs conference room at City Hall where election commissioners Maurice Stinson, Bettye Chamberlain and Edner Baker met with Ward Two hopefuls Stephan Whaley and…

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