Archives for March 2017

Burglar Arrested

Thanks to help from the public, a man is behind bars for a series of burglaries in four counties, including Webster. Daniel Lee Black of Ackerman was arrested Thursday.

HBO Scouts Greenwood

Greenwood is reportedly under consideratoin as the location for a TV series. Mayor Carolyn McAdams and Police Chief Ray Moore say they met this week with a scout from HBO. McAdams says the series is about a farmer who steals to help out his struggling southern community.

Murder Suspect Caught in Grenada

A man wanted in Memphis for two murders has been arrested in Grenada. According to the Grenada Star, 26-year-old Shannon Thomas was taken into custody at his place of employment on Wednesday. The arrest came after a Grenada police officer recognized Thomas in a picture sent by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.

Ole Miss vs MSU

Ole Miss and Mississippi State are set to battle in a three-game series on the baseball diamond this weekend. The Rebels and Bulldogs will meet in Oxford tonight, tomorrow and Saturday. ESPNU is televising tonight’s opener to a national audience. First pitch is seven o’clock from Oxford-University Stadium/Swayze Field.

MS Unemployment Down

The unemployment rate in Mississippi has fallen to its lowest level in more than 15 Years. The seasonally adjusted jobless figure was five-point-two percent in February, down three-tenths of a point from January. Local unemployment rates include Grenada at four-point-two percent, Yalubusha at four-point-seven percent and Leflore at eight percent.

Grenada Lake Center Reopens

The Visitors Center at Grenada Lake is back in business. The Grenada Star reports that city leaders and officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers were on hand for Friday’s grand reopening. The Grenada Lake Visitors Center was closed for almost a year for interior and exterior renovations.

Grenada Pot Delivery

Somebody in Grenada has been arrested after accepting a package containing more than four pounds of marijuana. The GrenadaStar reports the pot delivery was made to an address on East Pearl Street under the watchful eyes of Grenada poplice, Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics agents and postal inspectors. An investigation continues.

Greenwood Marathoners Brave Weather

It was rainy and chilly in Greenwood on Saturday, but the 6th annual Viking Half Marathon and 5K still attracted nearly 300 runners. Ranging in age from 6 to 75, 279 runners made it to the finish line. They came from all over Mississippi, as well as Chicago, St. Louis, Memphis, Kentucky and Washington, D.C.

Milwaukee Tool Celebration

Governor Phil Byrant is among those who’ll be in Greenwood tomorrow attending a major celebration for Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports that Bryant and officials from the professional tool industry will get a behind-the-scenes look at the manufacturing of Sawzall blades at the company’s plant on Sycamore Street.

Batesville Engine Theft

Somebody stole an engine and dragged it down Highway 6 West until stopped by Batesville police. The V8 small block Chevy 409 Custom built motor is valued at seven-thousand dollars. The owner of the engine says the suspect was a former employee who knew how to get into the building where the engine was stored. He then signed papers charging burglary and grand larceny.