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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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Treasured Delta Tradition

Treasured Delta Tradition 58th Annual Lebanese Dinner is February 5th At Vicksburg’s St. George Orthodox Church By Ellis Nassour Photography by Jeffrey West Every community has fundraisers: pancake suppers, catfish fries, spaghetti and turkey dinners, carnivals. However, in Vicksburg, as Lent approaches, appetites are focused on the annual Lebanese dinner prepared by the Women of…

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Brick & mortar retail up

One more time Comment & Observation By Joe Lee III   December retail sales had the biggest rise since 2011, according to USA Today. Brick and mortar sales jumped about five percent, with electronics and appliances rising 7.5%. Post Thanksgiving day jewelry sales were up 5.9%. Part of the reason for the upswing was retailers’…

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Congress still immune from their own laws

One More Time — Comment and Observation — By Joe Lee III      Congress continues to feign anguish over sexual improprieties in Washington, yet not one of them has gotten upset enough to make lawmakers subject to the same laws they enforce on business and the rest of the citizenry.      They specifically exempted themselves from discrimination…

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Grenadian arrested in child pornography case

Staff Report A Grenada man was arrested by the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office Wednesday in connection with an ongoing investigation of child pornography. According to Margaret Morgan, communications director with the AG, a man she identified as Jeramy Mooney, 43, of Grenada, was arrested and charged with one count of child exploitation (possession of child…

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