Archives for March 2016

Murder conviction upheld

The conviction of a Greenwood man for a murder and drive-by shooting has been upheld. The Mississippi Court of Appeals ruled that the conviction of Mario Harris was lawfully rendered. Harris was found guilty of murdering Cornelius Banks and wounding Jared Moore in 2011.

Pancake breakfast

For over 40 years the annual pancake breakfast has been a tradition in Grenada. The event is hosted by the Kiwanis club, and the tradition continues this Saturday morning. The annual Al Gully Memorial Kiwanis Club Pancake Breakfast is set for this Saturday at 5:30 and ends at 10 am, at the First United Methodist Church. It’s an all you can eat breakfast style. Also, to go plates will be available. Each year, the Kiwanis Club averages around 600 plates, and they aare prepared this year with 25 gallons of orange juice, 10 gallons of milk, and 30 pounds of butter.

Mayor’s gathered

The candidates for Mayor gathered Thursday at Club House Restaurant to square off against one another for a 30 minute chat about who deserves to be the next mayor of Grenada. So, Billy Collins, Charles Latham and George Mullen were able to speak before a group of around 20 club members. Exhange club President Tanesha Harbin-Wilson gave each candidate about 8 minutes each to speak. When asked to give one word on the area in which the city needed the most attention. Lathem answered, “Crime”, Mullen’s one word was, “credibility”, and for Collins, drugs is where the most attention is needed. The city elections are May 2nd.

Garden club landscapes

The Grenada Garden club selected the southlakes landscape of George and Libby Biddle as a recent yard of the month. Even in the chill of winter, the colorful mass planting of “Fire Power” nandina gives a warm welcome, along with planters full of cheery yellow pansies. They have a beautiful lawn with daffodils that announce the arrival of warm weather, and iris that bring a pallet of color a few months later. Congrats to George and Libby Biddle!

Hunting season

So, it is that time of the year, when it is warmer and it is time to think about safety as you are hunting for turkeys. More accidents occur every year to turkey hunters than in any other kind of hunting. Many of these accidents could be prevented if hunters would obey the Ten Commandments of Firearm Handling –something which every person who has taken a hunter education course should know and practicce. It’s also a good idea to enrool in a hunter education course, just for a refresher.

Bennett out

Another Candidate is out of the city election, in Ward One. Lane Bennett, who qualified as a candidate in the city council race, said last week that he was withdrawn the May 2 election. The Ward One race now consists of two candidates-incumbent Warren Cox and Dave McWhorter. Bennet said he made the decision to withdraw following circumstances involving his family.

Jubilee back

The Grenada Community really knows how to pull together! The Grenada downtown Jubilee is back on schedule, due to getting enough support from Grenadians! September 17th has been the date set for the 12th annual downtown event. Earlier this month, Chamber Area Chamber of Commerce President Jory Thompson, announced that because of rising insurance coasts, in which this year’s numbers would total around 8 grand, the Jubilee would be cancelled. That announcement sparked the community interest and the donations starting coming in. Thank you again Grenada!

Boys and girls club

The Boys and Girls Club, is sponsoring free tutoring every third Saturday from 9am to noon in Grenada.The address is 357 South Line St, and if you need more info, call Floyd Miller at 226-0132.

60th Wedding Anniversary

Now, if you see this couple out and about today, be sure to wish them Happy Anniversary!!!!! Jim and Claudie Brown of Grenada will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary today!!!

The City that smiles

Grenada is the city that Smiles!!! The Grenada smile team say the first step is to focus on sharing the concept locally in an attempt to get as many of our citizens as possible on board so we can be recognized as “The city that Smiles”. Smile Team Member Paul Davison said , “We felt strongly that if we could achieve that reputation, we, as Grenadians, would appreciate our community more and others, outside our community, would consider Grenada as a special place.” The effort is now to “reach out” to those on the outside with smile cards. The Smile Team hopes the cards will pass through many hands and spread their message throughout the city. The Grenada County Food Pantry distribution is tomorrow, from 8 until 10 am, at the food pantry downtown, next to the Police Station. Volunteers should be at the site early tomorrow, at 7:45 am.