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City death probed as homicide

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer The Grenada Police Department is investigating the death of a woman on Thomas Street. Grenada Police Chief Garrett Hartley identified the woman as Ashley Anthony, 28, who was killed on the east end of Thomas Street early Thursday morning. The police are not saying the cause of Anthony’s death, but…

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Heat keeps tight grip on county

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer With the fall months just around the corner, heat advisories are still being issued in September to warn people of the dangers of humid temperatures this week. Temperatures reached the high-90 degree mark all of last week and are expected to continue to climb during the next few days. Heat…

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Two in council race with deadline close

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer The field of candidates in the special election for the Ward Five City Councilman seat has started at two. This week, Eric Harris and Col. Tim Freelon submitted their qualifying papers to City Clerk Lois Freelon to kick off the official race leading to the Oct. 7 election. Both Harris…

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Fair makes history with runoff win

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer The primary election is in the books, and it was a history-making event in Grenada County. The upset of the night came in the sheriff’s race where retired Mississippi Highway Patrolman Rolando Fair defeated incumbent Sheriff Alton Strider. Fair defeated Strider by 332 vote margin to become the first African…

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Election Results

Democratic Second Primary Unofficial Results 13 of 13 Boxes Reporting Absentees  Included Grenada County Sheriff: Rolando Fair: 2442 Alton Strider: 2110 Grenada County Coroner: Sharonda Mister: 1692 Douglas Yates: 2786 Constable Second District: Scott Caulder:  1125 Steve Howell: 1139

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Two charged after girl, 5, went missing

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer The mother of a child who went missing in Holcomb last week is now facing felony charges related to child neglect. According to the Grenada County Sheriff’s Department, two women they identified as Cassandra King, 38, and Katrina Pounder, 37, are both facing charges of “deprivation of necessaries with substantial…

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Three local races in Tuesday runoff

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Tuesday’s runoff election is not expected to be like any other runoffs in the past — it’s likely to be larger. At the circuit clerk’s office, close to 600 absentee votes have been cast with both local and statewide races showing growing interest. “This one is different for me,” said…

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City Manager hire confirmed

By REGGIE ROSS                                                                                                        …

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Bond sold; infrastructure work soon

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer      Bank attorneys told the Grenada City Council that the city’s $6 million bond infrastructure is sold and headed this way in an effort to improve Grenada.      At their Monday night meeting, the Grenada City Council was presented with information from bond attorney Brad Davis of the Jones Walker firm in…

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Ward 5 vote could be held in October

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer The Grenada City Council is expected to soon set dates to fill the vacant seat of Ward Five, according to officials. With the resignation of former Ward Five City Councilman Joshua Hughes last week, the seat is now vacant and, according to Grenada Mayor Billy Collins, the city will have…

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