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County coroner indicted, arrested

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Grenada County Coroner Eddie “Skeeter” Robinson III was arrested Thursday by the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office for what that office calls “making unlicensed and fake sales of funeral plans to senior citizen(s).” Robinson, 51, was indicted by a DeSoto County grand jury on six counts. He was indicted on two…

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Grenada County Coroner faces charges

Grenada County Coroner Eddie “Skeeter” Robinson III was arrested Thursday by the Attorney General’s Office for what that office calls “making unlicensed and fake sales of funeral plans to senior citizens.” Robinson, 51, was indicted by a DeSoto County grand jury on six counts, according to AG officials. Robinson was indicted on two counts of…

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Arrest made in Triplett shooting

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer The Grenada Police Department has arrested a man in connection with the shooting death of Isiaha Triplett in March. Grenada Police Chief Garrett Hartley identified the man arrested as Fadarius Winston, 24, of Grenada.  Winston’s arrest comes after the two-month investigation following Triplett’s shooting death on March 27. Hartley said…

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Lake could stay high for weeks

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer For only the fifth time since it’s construction, Grenada Lake has overflowed into its Emergency Spillway, sending waters down the river channel. After weeks of threatening flood level, the lake finally went into the Emergency Spillway Friday afternoon when it topped 231 feet around 3:30 p.m. Lake officials said they…

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Device sending distress signal from lake area

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Local, state and federal officials are trying to determine the location of a device that is sending a distress signal in a highly-wooded area of Grenada and Yalobusha counties. The distress signal is coming from an emergency locator transmitter, a device used by small aircraft to signal trouble with planes.…

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GHS student dies in wreck

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Grenada School District is mourning the loss of one of their own as a high school senior was involved in a fatal accident over the weekend. The student, identified as Samantha Rankin, 18, was killed in a single car accident in Memphis on Sunday. Details surrounding the accident are unclear…

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Measles receives state attention

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer For decades measles has been virtually extinct in the United States, but recently all states, including Mississippi, have reasons to be concerned. The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) is investigating measles exposure in Hattiesburg from an out-of-state traveler. Earlier this month, a Tennessee resident, diagnosed with measles, traveled through…

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High lake level forces relocation of some Thunder on Water events

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer High water at Grenada Lake will play a major role in this year’s Thunder on Water as committee members are being forced to do some moving around. The 26th annual Thunder on Water is scheduled for June 12-16, and according to Wanda Roche, chairman for the TOW Committee, several events…

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Woman hit by vehicle; teen arrested

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer A Grenada woman is in serious condition after she was struck by a SUV during a fight Monday afternoon. According to the Grenada Police Department’s Incident Report, a woman identified as Chelsea Williams, 27, of Grenada is recovering at a Jackson hospital from a severely broken leg and bruised pelvis.…

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Corps now releasing some water from lake

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Grenada Lake was spared from going over the Emergency Spillway during the weekend, but officials say the water is still extremely high, and they “have a long way to go. “ “We managed to open the middle gate this week two feet, and that will let some water out,” said…

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