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Grenada Kicks Off Annual Public Amnesty Notice

One Delta City is giving residents who owe fines a second chance. The City of Grenada has kicked off its annual public amnesty notice. The program allows residents who owe fines, or have active warrants to come before the judge to prevent being arrested.


4 dead after 12-hour hostage standoff in Mississippi, city spokesman says

Clinton, Miss. -- Authorities said Saturday four people are dead and a suspect is in custody after a domestic dispute in Mississippi led to a fatal hostage standoff. The street was at one point flooded with first responder cars while a man was believed to have held multiple people hostage for almost


Voices on campus: Vacated football wins

“Honestly, I think vacating our wins is kind of pointless. We were all there for a lot of those. We know that we won in actuality. Alabama knows that we won those games, so you really can’t take that away. I just find it kind of pointless and kind of stupid. I was there. I experienced it. It is stil


Fatalities reported in Mississippi hostage situation: report

Authorities are reporting “multiple fatalities’’ stemming from a hostage situation in Clinton, Mississippi, WAPT reports. The television station reported at 2:49 p.m Saturday (Feb. 16) that the scene was secure. The standoff had lasted nearly 12 hours, WAPT’s story said.


Mississippi suit to cover all who lost voting rights, judge says

JACKSON, Miss. — A federal judge says a handful of former Mississippi convicts who are suing to have their voting rights restored can represent everyone who falls into that category.


Harper seeking tax assessor/ collector seat

Donna Gregg Harper of McCarley has qualified to run as an independent for the office of Carroll County Tax Assessor/Collector. Harper is currently the finance director for the City of Grenada and a former revenue agent with the Mississippi Department of Revenue. She wants her experience and knowledg


Authorities catch 2 men who escaped from Mississippi jail

(CNN)Two men who escaped from a jail in Mississippi have been taken into custody, authorities said Saturday. The inmates, Carlos Sibley, 26, and Donaven Harris, 29, were captured in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, according to the Hattiesburg Police Department. The two escaped from the Forrest County Jail


Early work begins as Sports Complex

Since the start of the year, the ball has been rolling on the soon-to-be-built sports complex just north of town. Grenada City Manager Trey Baker recently gave an update to the Grenada Tourism Commission on the progress of the sports complex, which was approved by city voters last October.


Mississippi Legislature Passes Bill Banning Abortion After Fetal Heartbeat Detected; Governor To Sign Into Law

On Wednesday, the Mississippi state Senate and House of Representatives passed bills to prohibit abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detectable (between six and seven weeks gestation).


Trump firm withdraws from hotel plans with Chawla family in the Delta

The Trump Organization announced Thursday that it was “suspending its expansion plans for the Scion and American Idea hotel brands in Mississippi.” The two chains with nationwide aspirations were being launched with Greenwood-based hoteliers Dinesh and Suresh Chawla.


Mississippi State lands 2nd commitment on Sunday in in-state prospect Emmanuel Forbes Jr.

Sunday has been good to Joe Moorhead and Mississippi State. Earlier, the Bulldogs received a commitment from edge rusher Jevon Banks. Now, Grenada, Mississippi, native Emmanuel Forbes Jr. has committed to MSU.


Mississippi jails working to prevent spread of the Flu

CALHOUN COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) – The state department of health is echoing a national survey saying the flu is rampant in Mississippi, and it is spreading fastest in people under 24.


Greenwood-Leflore Has a New Superintendent

GREENWOOD, MS (Ben Caxton) — The newly merged Greenwood-Leflore School District has its first superintendent. By a 3 to 1 vote Wednesday the school board hired Dr. Mary Brown, the current Greenwood School District’s director of curriculum and instruction. Board member Antwoine Williams was absent fr


Wyoming inmate dies in Mississippi of apparent suicide

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A Wyoming inmate has died of an apparent suicide at a prison in Mississippi. Wyoming Department of Corrections officials said Monday that 38-year-old Charles Edward Jones died Saturday at Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility in Tutwiler, Mississippi.


Piles of trash causes problems in Calhoun County

CALHOUN COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) – Illegal dumping is a problem across the state. One sheriff said the problem is really piling up in his county and he’s doing something about it.


Man facing grand jury for auto theft

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New Greenwood School District Makes an Offer

GREENWOOD, MS (Ben Caxton) — The board organizing the new consolidated Greenwood-Leflore school district has made an offer to one of the candidates to become the district’s first supervisor. At a Monday meeting, the board went into closed session, agreed on their choice, and decided on an offer acco


Tri-Lakes Area Job and Career Fair Friday in Water Valley

The Tri-Lakes Area Job and Career Fair is Friday and the list of businesses and industries committed to coming continues to grow in the final days of preparation. Scheduled at the Water Valley First Baptist Church Activities Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., more than two dozen companies from Yalobusha


Recreation youth league ball signups underway

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WV School District Hires Consulting Group for Superintendent Search

The Water Valley School District held a special interest meeting Monday night in the high school’s cafeteria regarding the district’s search for its next superintendent. Attendees—which consisted of parents and community members—were able to write down qualifications they’d like to see in the distri