Archives for February 2019

Mississippi EMA Gets Assessments

Grenada County EMA Director Trebia Rodgers has been busy compiling assessments for the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency showing how much damage was done to our area. Sixteen inches of rain hammered us last week, causing damage to 100 homes, 22 businesses and 30 roadways.

McDaniel Is Out

Yesterday, Conservative state legislator Chris McDaniel said that he will not run for governor, but wouldn’t rule out a future run at the job. The Ellisville resident has positioned himself in recent years to the right of establishment GOP leaders, and he was embraced by the Tea Party movement.

State Gets New LB Coach

Spring practice for the MSU Bulldogs is just a week away, and State lost their linebackers coach to the Cincinnati Bengals. There is no grass growing under Coach Joe Moorhead’s feet, he’s already hired Vanderbilt assistant Chris Marve to fill the vacancy. Spring practice starts next Tuesday.

More Rain

Our weather remains in the news. We had a flash flood warning until about 2 am last night. Where three to seven inches of rain have fallen over the past few days. A flash flood watch remains in effect for Grenada and surrounding counties until Saturday evening. Additional rainfall amounts of two to four inches with locally heavier amounts are expected to fall on already saturated grounds.

18-Year-Old Starkville Man charged

An 18-year-old Starkville man has been arrested by Starkville Police, and charged with aggravated assault and was charged with carrying a concealed weapon Wednesday. Police claim that Jakevious Goss shot at an individual with a handgun Sunday night. This remains an open investigation.

Memphis Express Takes On Orlando Apollos

Tomorrow night…the winless Memphis Express of the Alliance of American Football, are on the road to take on the Orlando Apollos at 7. The game will be seen on the NFL Network.

Weather Is In The News

Our weather is in the news. There is a flash flood watch in effect for Grenada and surrounding counties until Saturday evening. Additional rainfall amounts of two to four inches with locally heavier amounts are expected to fall on already saturated grounds. The National weather service has rain in the forecast for today and tomorrow, with thunderstorms likely on Saturday. We should see the sun in time for church Sunday.

Krone Moves To N Mississippi

Governor Phil Bryant was bragging on Mississippi when it was announced that Krone, is relocating its headquarters and parts distribution operations to Olive Branch. Krone is a worldwide leader in the manufacture and sale of hay and forage equipment. The company will be investing $1.5 million dollars into the facility and add 45 new jobs to the Desoto County Facility.

SEC Scores

The No. 10 ranked Ole Miss Rebels baseball team returned to the diamond of Swayze today to take on the Arkansas State Red Wolves. The Rebels pounded out a 15-3 victory. In Starkville…State got by UAB…3-2.

Grenada Set To Flush Hydrants

It’s kind of like the swallows returning to Capistrano…but not. It’s the annual spring flushing of the Grenada City fire hydrants. Water Superintendent Dale Ratliff said that the hydrants will be flushed until the water runs clear. This could take anywhere from five minutes to half an hour. Ratliff says that there are over 900 hydrants in the city, so motorists should be mindful of city employees doing the flushing.