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Polling places listed for tourism tax vote

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer   In a week, city voters will head to the polls to vote on the one percent tourism tax increase that will go toward building a sports complex in the city. According to Grenada City Manager Trey Baker polling places have been announced in each of the seven wards throughout…

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Woman escapes attacker

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer The Grenada County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a home invasion and is warning people in the Holcomb area to call 911 if they see anyone suspicious around their property. The investigation stems from a Saturday morning incident in which a Carroll County man was arrested and charged with  several felony…

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One dead, 3 hurt in wreck

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer A single car crash claimed the life of a young Grenada man and severely injured three others Sunday night on Highway 332. Grenada Police Chief Garrett Hartley identified the victim as Quen Thompson, 18, who was pronounced dead at the scene. According to Hartley, the three others involved in the…

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Man dies in cycle accident

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer One man is dead following a motorcycle accident in East Grenada County Wednesday afternoon. The Grenada County Sheriff’s Department identified the victim as John Tedder, 53, of Grenada who was pronounced dead at the scene following a single motorcycle wreck on James H. Biddy Road. Investigator Josh Dale with the…

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EPA adds Rockwell Grenada site to Superfund National Priorities List

News Release from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ATLANTA — Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its commitment to clean up the Rockwell International Wheel & Trim (Rockwell Grenada) Site in Grenada, Miss., by adding it to the Superfund Program’s National Priorities List (NPL). Nationally, another four sites were added and six sites…

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Three qualify for school board

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer The tables are set for the November 6 General Election and three candidates will have their names on the ballot for the District Four School Board seat. According to Grenada County Circuit Clerk Michele Redditt,  the three candidates are Thelma Hubbard,  Cora “Coco” Kincaide-Cunningham and Marjorie O. Hughes. The District…

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No tax increase for city residents

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Citizens and property owners in the city will not get a tax increase this year, the first time in three years that Grenada’s millage rate is remaining the same. The city held its public hearing Thursday which allowed people to speak about the 61.19 millage rate. After Ward Two City…

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Employee seriously injured in switching yard accident

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer A railroad mishap left one Grenada man in serious condition after he became trapped between two rail cars. The incident happened Tuesday afternoon when the man, identified by authorities as Kennon Lollar, 21, was trapped in Grenada’s North Rail Yard off Highway 332. First responders with the Grenada Police Department,…

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Feasibility study says $5-7 million for sports complex

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer City officials have received the feasibility study on a proposed sports complex that will be built from a proposed increased in the tourism tax. Voters in the city will decide the fate of the tax in less than a month. Grenada City Manager Trey Baker confirmed that he, Tourism Executive…

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