Archives for November 2014

Gas price update

As Mississippians prepare to embark on a Thanksgiving road trip, they’ll be finding the third-cheapest gas prices in the country. According to Triple-A, the statewide average for a gallon of regular has dropped to two-58, down eight cents from the week before. The average in Grenada is two-63 a gallon, down four cents. Nationaide, the average price for a gallon of regular is two-82, down seven cents from the week before and down 46 cents from Thanksgiving a year ago.

Bulldogs #4, Rebels #8

After losing its first game of the season at Alabama, Mississippi State has dropped from number-one to number-four in the latest College Football Playoff Rankings. The Crimson Tide moves up to the top spot. Oregon and Florida State remain second and third. Ole Miss is ranked eighth.

Candidate battles health issues

Health issues could reportedly keep a city council candidate from serving if he’s elected. Norman Smith and Andrew Powell are on the ballot for a special election December 2nd to fill the Ward Five seat that was held by Dot Glenn, who’s been ruled ineligible to serve. The Greenwood Commonwealth says that Smith, who is 76, is in the intensive care unit of the Mississippi Medical Center of Jackson and has been battling multiple health problems.

Indianola recycling

A recycling program is coming to the city of Indianola. According to the Greenwood Commonwealth, it will be done with the assistance of Greenwood-Leflore Recycling, which says it will have three bins in Indianola for paper, bottles and cans, and cardboard. They would be located either at Indianola City Hall or at a parking lot across the street from city hall. The Greenwood City Council has to give its approval, which could come at its meeting Tuesday.

Gas prices still falling

Motorists continue enjoying the lowest gas prices in four years. The shale boom has helped boost domestic oil supply to the highest level in three decades, which has helped put downward pressure on oil and gasoline prices. Triple-A reports that, as of Sunday, the national average price for a gallon of regular had dropped for 52 consecutive days. That price is currently $2.89 a gallon, down four cents from the week before. The statewide average for regular in Mississippi is $2.66 a gallon, second-cheapest in the country and down by five cents. And in Grenada, the price of regular ranges from $2.65 to $2.68 a gallon.

Greenwood City Council vacancy

A seat on the Greenwood City Council is now vacant. According to the Greenwood Commonwealth, the Mississippi Supreme Court had ruled last month that Ward Five Representative Dot Glenn did not reside in the ward and could not serve on the council. Last Thursday, the court ordered that the ruling go into effect immediately. Candidates Andrew Powell and Norman Smith, who finished behind Glenn in the May 2013 election, will face each other in a special election on December 2nd.

New Greenwood company website

Norris Bookbinding, a Greenwood company that restores Bibles and other books of all kinds has announced the launch of its newest website. The company says that www.norrisbookbinding.com features an array of information about their services, before and after photo gallery, testimonials, dealer information, contact information and online resources such as forms, links, and paying online.

Freeze warning issued

The National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning for late tonight through tomorrow morning for an area including Grenada, Sunflower, Leflore, Montgomery, Carroll and Webster counties. Temperatures are forecast to fall as low as 22 degrees and sub-freezing conditions are expected to last more than six hours. These conditions can kill or severely damage crops and other sensitive vegetation.

Grenada Veterans Day ceremony

A special Veterans Day ceremony will take place in Grenada’s Downtown Square tomorrow. According to the Grenada Star, he event will begin at noon with a prayer, followed by the Grenada High School band playing the National Anthem and the display of colors by the ROTC. Mayor Billy Collins says veterans and military personnel are encouraged to wear their uniforms.

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Gas prices fall again

Motorists saw prices continue to plunge at the pump last week. Triple-A reports that abig reason for the decline is booming domestic oil production, which is the highest on record dating back to 1983. The average price is below $3 a gallon in 26 states, including Mississippi, which has the 3rd cheapest average price of regular at $2.71 a gallon. That’s down six cents from the week before. The average in Grenada is $2.72 a gallon, down seven cents.