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Fair elected county’s top law officer

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer For the first time in its 149-year history, Grenada County elected its first black sheriff on Tuesday night. Forty-nine-year-old Rolando Fair earned a victory on election night and will be sworn in two months from now as Grenada County Sheriff. Fair defeated Ricky Downs with 3,862 votes to 3,389, garnering…

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Grenada County Election Results

Grenada County Races: Unofficial Totals: Absentees Included 13 of 13 Boxes Circuit Clerk: Tange James:  3440 Michele Reddit-Garcia: 3765 Grenada County Sheriff: Ricky Downs: 3389 Rolando ‘Ro’ Fair: 3862 County Supervisor, District Five Chad P. Gray: 1182 Bobby ‘B.J.’ Langham: 293 Justice Court Judge, Post 2 Bart Haltom: 1178 Jimmy Tallant: 1968 Tangala Hollis: 911

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City Manager Fired

Developing Story with Updated Information Grenada City Manager Lakeylah White was fired Monday night in an executive session of a special called meeting of the city council, Mayor Billy Collins said. City Human Resource Director Trina George was named interim city manager, Collins said. Mayor Collins told the GrenadaStar that he could not remember the exact…

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Tragedy puts heating safety in focus

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer In the past week, nightly temperatures have averaged in the mid-30s, and fire officials are warning residents to take as much caution as possible with heating homes. “Something we look for this time of the year is caution with heating,” said Grenada Fire Chief Ronnie Willis. “How are they heating…

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Fatal fire under investigation

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Local and state fire officials are still looking into what caused a house fire in the city that claimed the life of a Grenada man on Choctaw Street. The Grenada Fire Department is continuing their investigation of the fatal house fire with the assistance of the State Fire Marshal. “We…

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‘Non-credible’ threat at high school

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer All is back to normal after a student at Grenada High School was apprehended Wednesday morning following threats to carry out violence that proved to be non-credible, Superintendent Dr.  David Daigneault said. “Everything is fine,” said Daigneault in a voice activated message to school district employees. According to Benji Britt,…

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Man dies in house fire

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer An overnight house fire claimed the life of a Grenada man. The victim was identified as Ricky Stoker, who, according to Fire Chief Ronnie Willis, occupied the family home. The Grenada Fire Department responded to the fire in the 700 block of Choctaw Street this morning at 3:49, according to…

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Big changes at UMMC

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Grenada native Scott Whittemore is taking the helm as the interim  chief executive officer at the University of Mississippi Medical Center-Grenada. The announcement was made Friday afternoon in a letter sent to all staff at UMMC – Grenada and UMMC – Holmes County. The letter stated that Whittemore will be…

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Thanksgiving meal planning underway

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer This year is the fifth that local faith-based groups and volunteers will come together on Thanksgiving Day in an effort to feed a record 1,500 people in the city. Ernest Hargrove, Ward Four City Councilman and minister of the New Life Christian Fellowship Church, said the drive continues this year…

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