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Stark Grenada Warning on COVID-19

Spike in Grenada COVID-19 transmissions threatens health system response From UMMC Jackson GRENADA, Miss. – Significant and alarming transmission of COVID-19 in Grenada and the region threatens to overwhelm health care resources leading into the Fourth of July weekend, city and health care officials warn. “The inpatient beds at UMMC Grenada are currently at capacity,…

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Update: Missing woman found safe

        Grenada County Sheriff Rolando Fair confirms that Jennifer Oliver was found safe this afternoon. By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer The Grenada County Sheriff’s Department is seeking help from the public in locating a missing woman. The woman, who Sheriff Rolando Fair identified as Jennifer Adele Oliver, has been missing since Saturday,…

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Local COVID skyrockets

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer The number of Coronavirus cases in Grenada County has shot up to 355, new figures show. According to the Mississippi State Department of Health, at press time Monday, Grenada had 355 reported cases, up from the 296 reported Sunday. Grenada County is shown to now have five deaths related to…

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Big jump in Coronavirus cases in Grenada

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer The number of Coronavirus cases in Grenada County continues to rise, as state figures show 15 new cases were added since Tuesday. According to the Mississippi State Department of Health, Grenada is currently at 226 cases, up from the 211 stated yesterday. Grenada County is shown to have four deaths…

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Newspaper Purchased

The GrenadaStar is slated to change hands July 1, according to a Letter of Intent agreed upon late last week by the parties concerned. Publisher Joseph B. Lee III and co-owner Brenda R. Lee have agreed to sell the 166-year-old publication to Wyatt Emmerich of Emmerich Newspapers. “Emmerich Newspapers operates an excellent group of 27…

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Republicans vote Tuesday

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Today is the Republican runoff election for a representative candidate for the 2nd Congressional District, and polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Two candidates are on the ballot:  Thomas L. Carey and Brian Flowers. According to Circuit Clerk Michele Redditt-Garcia, if you cast a Democratic ballot…

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Warrant issued for shooting suspect

 By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer The Grenada Police Department has issued an arrest warrant for a Grenada man in connection with Monday night’s shooting in the Walmart parking lot. Grenada Police Chief Garrett Hartley said a warrant for aggravated assault has been issued for a man he identified as Anthony Spearman, 23, of Grenada. Two …

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Two shot outside Grenada Walmart

Law officers confirm that two people were shot while in the parking lot of Grenada’s Walmart  this evening. No fatalities were reported, officers said at the scene, but both victims were transported to UMMC Grenada. Reports of a child being shot inside the store are false, officials said. No shots were fire inside the store,…

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City recommends, not requires, wearing masks

The Grenada City Council passed an ordinance at a special called meeting Monday night that recommends citizens wear masks while in public. The ordinance does not require anyone to wear a mask. Ward One Councilman Warren Cox made the motion, which was seconded by Ward Two Council Pete Wilson. The vote was unanimous. Grenada County, which…

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Voices heard at Town Hall event

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer The scene was like no other for the Downtown Grenada, an area of the city that for over the past 100 years has had it’s share of protests. Folks of all ages and races took a knee in protest of the killing of George Floyd, the Minnesota man killed by…

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