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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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General election nears

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Two weeks remain until voters will head to the polls in much anticipated local and state races that will declare winners in offices that include  a new Grenada County sheriff, lieutenant governor and governor of Mississippi. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 5. According to the Grenada County Circuit Clerk’s Office…

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Sports complex financing OK’d

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer The financing portion for funding the sports complex is now underway, following a unanimous vote from the Grenada City Council. The council voted 7-0 Monday night to enter into a loan agreement, and learned from bond attorney Brad Davis that they could sign on for the maximum amount of $6.5…

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Boil water notice for 2,000

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer The broken water line in east Grenada has been repaired, but the 2,000-plus customers affected remain on a boil water notice until further notice. According to Water Superintendent Benji Howard, water samples were sent to the Mississippi State Department of Health Monday, and once tested. the boil water notice will…

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Boil water notice

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Harris wins Ward 5 Post

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Eric Harris will be the new Ward Five City Councilman after winning Monday’s special election with over 59 percent of the vote. The final election results showed that 464 Ward Five citizens voted in the election, topping the 2016 number of 416 votes cast in the last city election. Harris,…

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Man jailed in connection with assault

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer A weekend assault has landed a Grenada man in facing several felony charges. County Investigator Greg Conley said the incident occurred on Halls Road in Grenada County, and a woman was held against her will for several hours after attending a local nightclub. A man Conley identified as Thomas Jefferson…

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