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More Grenada Progress – Local businessman John Cravens (in photo) expects a second retail structure to be ready for occupancy in mid-June or early July. The 6,000 square foot building in the 1300 block of Sunset Drive will be a mirror of the Cravens’ first building next door currently housing Allen’s Fine Jewelry, The Flower…

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Missed deadlines cost bidder

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer A Grenada businessman saw the board of supervisors reject his previously-accepted bid for equipment after he missed several deadlines. In a special called meeting Wednesday, the Grenada County Board of Supervisors met with citizens who bid on the gym equipment in the former University of Mississippi Wellness Center in the…

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Friday Deluge

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer In a span of 25 minutes Friday, Grenada was bombarded with rain that caused flooding throughout much of the city — damaging homes, cars and businesses. After the rains stopped, some cars were left stranded in deep waters where motorists attempted to pass through. “It got really bad Friday night,”…

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Fire Victim Identified

Staff Report The fatality in the Tuesday afternoon house fire has been identified by officials as Robert Hudson, 76. Funeral arrangements for Mr. Hudson have not been announced.

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Big fire in busy area; no injuries

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer It was a close call late Monday morning involving an SUV fire at the site of a busy bank and intersection around 11:30. When officers and firefighters arrived at the scene of Regions Bank at the intersection of Springhill Road and Sunset Drive, they discovered a late Dodge Durango fully…

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Fatal Fire Scene

Fire Chief Ronnie Willis (red shirt) and others on the scene of a fatal house Tuesday on Moose Lodge Road. Officials have not released the name of the victim, who is believed to be an elderly man. Watch for additional details in the Friday print and online editions.

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Editorial spurs comments — Some agree — Some disagree

ONE MORE TIME — Comment & Observation — By Joe Lee III The editorial that appears in this section was originally posted on GrenadaStar.com last Thursday. Since it’s posting, it has elicited a number of comments. Some agree with the article. Some disagree. Both sides have valid points. “The Economic Development District has been doing…

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Burglary arrests made; shooting investigation continues

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Four men are facing burglary charges following a break in of a home in North Grenada County. Grenada County Sheriff Alton Strider identified the men as Demario Edwards, 22, of Gore Springs; Charles Primer, 28, of Grenada; Michael Parker, 23, of Grenada; and Troy Anderson, 24, of Oakland; who were…

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Community observes Day of Prayer

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Wind and rains could not stop people from coming out to the Downtown Square to join hands and pray Thursday afternoon. Close to 40 Grenadians turned out to lift their voices in the 66th Annual National Day of Prayer. At the start of the ceremony, 20 mile per hour winds…

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