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Police make weapons, drug bust

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer   A Batesville man is facing serious charges after officers discovered drugs and several weapons during a recent traffic stop on Sunset Drive. Police arrested a man Grenada Police Chief Garrett Hartley identified as Matt Thornton, 32, of Batesville and charged him with possession of a weapon by a felon…

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Big spending cuts in city budget

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Even with a millage increase, Grenada City Manager Trey Baker said the newly approved city budget was a tough pill to swallow with cuts coming all around. Last week the Grenada City Council voted 4-2 to approve the budget of $12,015,345 for the fiscal year which begins on Oct. 1.…

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Council makes tax increase official

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer More money will be coming out of the taxpayers’ pocketbooks as the Grenada City Council voted to adopt the FY 2018 budget of $12.8 million. At their regular scheduled meeting Monday, the vote was 4-2 on what some officials call “a pretty straight forward budget.” Ward Two City Councilman Fredreick…

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Downtown Jubilee is Saturday

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Grenada’s biggest fall festival gets underway tomorrow as the city welcomes the 13th Annual Downtown Jubilee. Virginia Fulton, co-chairman, said more than 90 vendor slots have been filled for the event, which is shaping up to be one of the biggest ever for Grenada. “We have everything under the sun…

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Tragedy comes calling

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Grenada County was at the center of attention Sunday afternoon as state and local officers were involved in an extremely dangerous standoff on Interstate 55 near Highway 7. At the end of the standoff, one man was dead, and a woman was rescued safely out of harm’s way. The Mississippi…

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STANDOFF ENDS

Staff Report An hours-long stand off on Interstate 55 has ended. Officials said a man who is believed to have kidnapped his wife in the Hattiesburg area last week died at the scene of a self-inflicted gunshot. There was no word Sunday night on the fate of the wife. Look for more details in the…

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LAW SHUTS DOWN I-55

Staff Report County and state law officers, including SWAT personnel, were on the scene of a “situation” this afternoon on Interstate 55 near the Highway 7 exit. A medical helicopter and an armored bomb squad truck were also sighted. Both lanes of the Interstate are closed and traffic is backed up for miles. Some sources…

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Millage up 18% in three years

Group discusses remedy to problems at City Hall. An EDITORIAL A few days ago – not long after the newspaper announced the Grenada Mayor/Council’s third straight tax raise in three years – a few Grenada leaders chatted over refreshments. Three items topped the agenda at the table. First to gain attention of the group, was…

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Dr. Speca Out at UMMC

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer The University of Mississippi Medical Center-Grenada is currently without an orthopedic clinic following the departure of a well-known surgeon. According to Don Hutson, CEO of UMMC-Grenada, the hospital’s orthopedic clinic has been temporarily closed until a surgeon is hired. Hutson said Dr. John Speca is no longer with the hospital.…

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