Archives for February 2016

Choir Day

Keep in mind Choir Day is Sunday, March 13th at 3pm at Greater Faith M.B. Church.
Also, The Kirk Academy Booster club will have its Second Annual Meet the Raiders Crawfish Boil, Thursday March 10th at 6pm. Athletes from the spring sports will be introduced. Tickets are 10 dollars in advance or 15 bucks at the door.

Grenada Assault

The Grenada Police Department is still looking into an incident that happened on Sunday, in which a 50 year old was beaten and hospitalized. When police arrived, Willie Jones was bleeding from the head, and transported to UMMC in Grenada. The police are still investigating the assault.

New Grenada Technology Park

The new Grenada Business and Technology Park North is starting to really take shape. Pablo Diaz, executive director of the Grenada Economic Development District, said a new 10 foot entrance sign, along with 3 30 ft flag poles, were recently installed on the Riverdale road entrance to the park. Diaz said, “Over the past year, the park saw the construction of a brand new road, four new project ready pads ranging in sizes from 60 thousand square feet to 4 hundred thousand square feet, and the extension of basic infrastructure to the area.” He added the improvements are transforming the property from just a piece of land into a first class industrial park.

15 News jobs coming to Grenada

Are you looking for work? Here’s some good news! The Grenada County Economic Development distric (the EDD) has announced today that Perma R Products, manufacturer of expanded polystyrene (EPS) technology products for the building and packaging industries, will expand operations and create an additional 15 jobs at its Grenada Location. Perma R Products is headquarted here, and their facility is one of 3 U.S. manufacturing locations for the company.

Engle still Critical

The Grenada officer, Kenny Engle, who was Critically injured last weekend, after wrecking his motorcycle during Saturday’s processional honoring Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics Agent Lee Tartt, is still in the hospital. Engle was riding one of the last motorcycles in the escort. Tony Dunn, who is the public affiars officer for the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol’s Troop D said Engle collided with a Ford Taurus that was parked on the shoulder of Highway 8. Engle has been a Grenada Reserve Officer since 2002, and is slowing showing some improvements according to family members. A GoFundMe dot com account has been set to help with medical espenses.

Officer hurt in crash

Grenada Officer Kenny Engle, a reserve officer, was injured when a vehicle collided with his motorcycle along I-55 Saturday night. According to Assistant Police Chief George Douglas, Eagle was assisting with the escort of Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics Agent Lee Tart’s body being returned to Grenada County. Engle was airlifted to the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson where he is critical but stable condition..

Mourning Officer Tartt

We are all mourning the passing of Grenada veteran law officer Lee Tartt, who was shot and killed in an exchange of gunfire with a suspect in Northeast Mississippi Saturday morning. Tartt, 44, an agent with the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, was responding to a standoff in Tishomingo County, where the suspect, Charles Lambert, had barricaded himself inside a home with his wife and 10 year old.daughter. News of Tartt’s death traveled fast and Governor Phil Bryant called Saturday’s event a tragedy. Tartt is being remembered as a caring law enforcement officer who loved Grenada County.

Helping Seniors with Taxes

Volunteers are needed to help with the annual Tax Aide program next year. Tax aide is held and the Elizabeth Jones Library to help senior citizens with filing their taxes. If you would
like to help contact Nita Smith at 614-8097 or 226-2409.

Place to Vote

Voters that normally cast their ballot at the Grace United Methodist Church on Carrollton Road will now vote at the EOC Buildong on 370 Van dorn Street. Redditt said there are 2,000 registered voters in that district and over 16 thousand registered voters in Grenada County.

Mississippi Primary

Mississippi’s Primary is two weeks away, and the Grenada County Clerk’s Office is busy getting ready for what’s expected to be a large presidential turnout. The Primary is set for March 8th. Grenada County Circuit Clerk Michele Redditt said, “Right now we have absentee voting going on, and that will continue through March 5th”. Redditt says this Saturday, the circuit clerk’s office will open from 8am to noon for absentee voting.