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Merger sharpens development focus

By Matthew Harrison, Executive Director Grenada County Economic Development District The Greater Grenada Foundation for Economic Development is excited about the future possibilities that this consolidation represents.  The GGFED and the chamber’s mission have always been to impact our community through job growth and sustainability. We now have the opportunity to utilize our resources and leadership…

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Change gives Chamber new life

By Joe Lee III The Board of Directors of the Grenada County Chamber of Commence took a giant step toward progress at its regular monthly meeting this week. The board unanimously voted to merge with the Greater Grenada Foundation for Economic Development, parent organization of the Grenada Economic Development District. “This is the best thing…

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Express your views on tax; Study answers carefully

An EDITORIAL Tuesday night a public meeting is scheduled to discuss the pros and cons of an increase in Grenada’s tourism tax to build a sports complex. We urge you to attend and to learn the answers to the following questions: Has the there been an in-depth feasibility study made of the project? How much…

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No rush to set tax vote

An in-depth feasibility study, including a detailed operational plan complete with profit-and-loss projections, needs to be produced and studied by the City Council and the voters before the city sets the date of the referendum. An EDITORIAL             The Grenada Mayor/Council will, at some point, set an election date for Grenadians to choose whether voters…

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Too many teens dying on state’s highways

ONE MORE TIME – Comment & Observation – By Joe Lee III      Warn your teen drivers.           Mississippi ranks 45th in teen safety behind the wheel, according to WalletHub.com. Only Alabama and Wyoming have more teen driver fatalities per teen population than we do. (Vermont, Rhode Island and New York have the safest teen drivers.)      eenagers…

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Chappaquiddick – a movie worth seeing

ONE MORE TIME Comment & Observation By Joe Lee III      If you get a chance to see the movie Chappaquiddick, see it.      For those of us too young to remember, this was the 1969 incident in which Sen. Ted Kennedy ran off a bridge in the middle of the night. The young lady in his…

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Field of Dreams

An EDITORIAL A Grenada couple recently visited Memphis. They stayed at the Embassy Suites. The room cost $165.60, plus the following add-ons: 9.25% State Tax = $15.32 5% County Tax = $8.28 3.5% City Convention Tax = $5.80 $2 Per Night Memphis TID Tax = $2 The total, after $31.40 in taxes was $197.00 We…

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Super Duper Spring Break

ONE MORE TIME Comment & Observation By Joe Lee III Super Duper Grandson Beau, his mom, her mom, and I went skiing over the Spring Break – at least the two youngest on the list hit the slopes. The other two were just along to supply plastic and cook a few meals.      It was fun.…

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Armed Teachers?

Should Mississippi teachers be armed? Take the poll at the bottom of the GrenadaStar.com Home Page.

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