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Jury says ‘not guilty’ in shooting

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer   A circuit court jury ruled a Grenada man not guilty in a 2016 shooting on College Boulevard that left one man injured and a funeral home hit by gunfire. Justin Jackson was cleared of charges of aggravated assault and shooting into a building in an incident that happened June…

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GSD delays Tuesday start

The Grenada School District will have a late start Tuesday, Jan. 29, due to possible inclement weather. Everything will be pushed forward two hours, with school beginning at 10 a.m. All buses will pick up students two hours later than regular time. If there are any changes regarding the weather or this information, the school…

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Expansion to create 50 new jobs

Special to GrenadaStar The Grenada County Board of Supervisors recently received a $392,665 grant from the Delta Regional Authority for a new economic development expansion project that will be located in the industrial park. The project will create 50 or more new jobs with an annual salary range of $50,000. DRA funds will be used…

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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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