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By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Court Judge Jospeh Loper Jr., set a trial date for former Webster County Sheriff Tim Mitchell at the Grenada County Courthouse Wednesday morning. Fifth Circuit Judge Loper set a trial date for June 24 in Webster County. Mitchell pleaded not guilty to a dozen counts that ranged from embezzlement to…

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Seven dogs attacked county resident

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer The dogs responsible for the attack that killed a Grenada County woman last week have been euthanized, according to Grenada County Sheriff Alton Strider. Dianne Reves, 70, was discovered dead in the backyard of her home in the 1600 block of Carpenter Road Thursday afternoon. County investigators said she was…

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Dogs kill county woman

Updated With Name and Additional Details By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer The victim killed in a dog attack has been identified by the Grenada County Sheriff’s Department. Sheriff Alton Strider identified the victim as Diane Reves, 70, who was discovered Thursday in the 1600 block of Carpenter Road in North Grenada County. According to the…

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Raid nets drugs, guns, cash

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Over a pound of marijuana, some heroin and stolen firearms were among items recovered by the Grenada County Sheriff’s Department in a Wednesday night raid in Grenada. According to Grenada County Sheriff Alton Strider, the investigation is a result of a bust that occurred on Pearl Street and Rayford Street.…

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Incumbents first to qualify

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer   Candidates wasted no time throwing their names into the hat for this year’s county, district and statewide elections. The qualifying window started last week, and the deadline is March 1. The primary election will be Tuesday, Aug. 6 2019, and the general election is set for Tuesday, Nov. 5.…

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Grenada woman dies in Madison Co. Jail

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer   A Grenada woman was discovered dead in a Madison County Jail, sparking an investigation by state officials. Lanekia Michelle Brown, 37, was awaiting trial for a Trafficking of a Controlled Substance charge after being arrested in November. Brown’s family members told WJTV-TV in Jackson that she was three to…

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Webster County sheriff in trouble with law

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer For the second time since August, a sheriff of a neighboring county has been arrested on multiple felony charges, this time in Webster County. Two-term Sheriff Tim Mitchell was arrested Wednesday on charges that ranged from embezzlement to furnishing inmates with cellphones and narcotics. Mississippi Bureau of Investigation spokesman Capt.…

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Circuit court prepares for winter term

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer A Grenada County Grand Jury met last week, and according to the circuit clerk’s office, preparations are underway for the 2019 winter term of Fifth Circuit Court. According to the Grenada County Circuit Clerk’s Office docket, setting of cases is scheduled for this week with the start of the court…

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Grenada man dies in standoff with law officers

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer A Yalobusha County Sheriff’s Deputy has been placed on administrative leave following an officer involved shooting that left a Grenada man dead. The Yalobusha County Sheriff’s Department identified the man as Michael Taylor, 40, of Grenada, who was killed during a standoff at a home just outside of Water Valley…

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Murder suspects denied bond

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer   A county judge denied bond for the three people charged with the capital murder of Willie “Lil Willie” Hooper last week. In Grenada County Justice Court Thursday, a bond hearing was held for Marquize Tillmon, 27; and Monique Lott, 31; and Mack Lott, 32. All were returned to the…

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