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Councilmen discuss bond plans

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Grenada City Council  members have offered  some details regarding the distribution of  proceeds from a $6 million general obligation bond. After the bond was sold to an investment banking firm from Memphis, many of the projects have been given to City Engineer Robert Willis who is now awaiting the bid…

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Hottest September in 120 years

By REGGIE ROSS                                                                                                        …

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Grenada schools in spotlight

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer  The Grenada School District drew statewide attention this week showing why they have become one of Mississippi’s top schools when it comes to innovation. State, local and school officials, along with industry leaders, toured the school district Tuesday and saw what it takes to be a district of innovation. The…

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Grenada schools among best

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer For the third year in a row, the Grenada School District has scored a “B” in the annual report card comparisons of districts by the Mississippi Department of Education. According to ratings released by the Mississippi Department of Education, the Grenada School District scored in the top 24 percent of…

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Field set for Ward 5 election

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer  The special election to elect a new Ward Five city councilman is only a few weeks away, and three candidates will appear on the ballot. Eric Harris, Col. Tim Freelon (Ret.) and John Wayne Harlow have all qualified to run in the Oct. 7 special election. By closing hours Tuesday,…

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Death investigation continues; exact cause not yet determined

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer Police are still investigating the cause of death of a 27-year-old mother of three that occurred last Thursday. Grenada Police Chief Garrett Hartley said the investigation is ongoing regarding the death of Ashley Anthony at a home in the 20 block of Thomas Street. “We’re deep into the investigation right…

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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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