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Mobile COVID-19 testing here next week

JACKSON, Miss. – Residents of Grenada County and surrounding communities can be tested for COVID-19 next week as the University of Mississippi Medical Center and Mississippi State Department of Health continue efforts to stem virus transmission by setting up one-day, drive-through collection sites. One-day collection sites were previously announced for this week and next in…

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Grenada School District classes start Aug. 6

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer The Grenada School Board of Trustees approved plans Tuesday night to begin the fall semester in three weeks. The school board unanimously approved the district’s 2020-21 academic plan and the district’s restart and recovery plan, which covers how they will begin the year on Thursday, Aug. 6. District Two Trustee…

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Arrest in recent murder

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer   The Grenada Police Department has arrested a 20-year-old man on murder charges in connection with the shooting death of Mark Denton last month. Detective Commander Kenith Sanders identified the man as Quartavion Brewer of Grenada, who was apprehended by the GPD, along with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and…

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Virus up, new rules ordered

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Grenada County is one of 13 Mississippi counties that will have a new restrictions imposed by Gov. Tate Reeves – including a masking mandate. The number of Coroanavirus cases continues to climb in Grenada County. Mississippi State Department of Health  figures released Friday, July 10,  puts Grenada County’s total reported…

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Councilman tests positive; Gov. extends mask order countywide

Staff Report   Ward Two Grenada City Councilman Fredreick “Pete” Wilson told the GrenadaStar that he recently tested positive for the coronavirus. Wilson said he is currently taking time to self-quarantine at home. “I’m doing fine,” Wilson said. “I was having some headaches, and I decided to get myself tested. Turns out I tested positive.”…

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Mask requirement starts Wednesday morning

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Following a public plea from some of the city’s top leading medical officials, the Grenada City Council passed a resolution requiring masks be worn in businesses. The mask requirement will take effect Wednesday at 8 a.m. Customers and employees will be required to wear facial protection before entering and while…

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City sets 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer With the recent surge in Coronavirus numbers, the Grenada City Council implemented a 10 o’clock curfew for all citizens beginning Wednesday night. The curfew comes in the wake of released COVID – 19 figures that show Grenada being among the leading counties in the state since the week of June…

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City Resolution on Masks and Curfew

Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 This is a copy of the resolution The Grenada City Council approved at a special meeting Monday night, ordering that masks be worn by workers and employees at Grenada businesses. The curfew is also part of the resolution. The documents will be updated with signed and dated…

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Masks must be worn in businesses; city sets curfew

The Grenada City Council passed a resolution tonight requiring customers and employees to wear masks in businesses. This resolution is scheduled to take effect Wednesday morning at 7. Ward Three City Councilman Lewis Johnson made the motion, and Ward Two Councilman Pete Wilson seconded it. The vote passed 6-0. The city council also implemented a…

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School says register now for new term

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Grenada’s top school official is confident there will be school this year, and he is urging parents to get students registered. Dr. David Daigneault said the registration is still on going for students in the Grenada School District, and officials are taking the necessary steps to start the year. School…

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