Archives for October 2016

New Grenada jobs

10 new jobs are coming to Grenada. That’s thanks to the expansion of the steel fabrication company Valley Racks. Valley Racks currently employs 19 Grenada residents. Governor Phil Bryant said the company’s decision to grow in Grenada is a “testament to the state’s supportive business climate.”

Ole Miss falls

Ole Miss is down nine spots in the coaches polls to number 22. In a top 25 showdown against Arkansas, the Rebels fell short 34-30. Up next is a game at LSU. Mississippi State is now 2-4 after losing in double overtime, 28-21, against BYU in Provo, Utah. The Bulldogs play Kentucky on Saturday in Lexington.

Saturday in Panola

It will be a busy day in Panola County tomorrow. Sardis continues its Sesquicentennial Celebration, it’s Unity Day in Crenshaw, in Pope, it’s the Rubies and Roses Cancer Awareness Walk and all day and all night, it’s Como Day/Como By The Tracks.

Greenwood shooting

There was a shooting in Greenwood early Thursday morning. It happened near Broad Street Park. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports that 18-year-old Justin Johnson told police that a car pulled up as he sat on a bench and someone in the car started shooting at him. Johnson was treated at Greenwood Leflore Hospital for wounds to his left leg, which are said to be non-life-threatening.

Greenwood shooting arrest

A teenager has been arrested for shooting a Greenwood man. Police say 17-year-old Christian Fry of Greenwood attempted unsuccessfully to escape as he was being processed at the Leflore County Jail. Fry will be tried as an adult for allegedly shooting 24-year-old Dameon Davis, who has since been released from th hospital.

Bryan show goes on

Last week, he fell off a bicycle and broke his clavicle, but country superstar Luke Bryan will bring his Farm Tour to Panola County later today as scheduled. Bryan’s concert will be held at FT Farms on Macedonia Road, west of Batesville. Parking opens at 2, doors open at 5 and the show starts at 6. Panola County officials are expecting a crowd of some four-thousand.

Burn ban upgraded

The burn ban enacted last week in Carroll County has been upgraded to a total burn ban. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports that it now includes the Mississippi Forestry Commission’s prescribed burns and farmers using fire to clear fields. Burn bans are now in effect in 45 counties, pretty much covering the northern two-thirds of the state.

New Grenada manager

The new Grenada City Manager is reportedly Trey Baker. That’s according to the Grenada Star, which reports that the decision was made in an executive session of the city council behind closed doors. Baker ha served as legislative assistant and consel for the Washington office of Congressman Bennie Thompson.

Burn bans

The Mississippi Forestry Commission has put 21 counties on notice for the state’s burn ban. That follows a wildfire that broke out earlier this week in Richland. Counties under the burn ban include Tallahatchie, Panola, Lafayette and Calhoun. Violators in those counties will be held legally responsible.

Greenwood donations

Main Street Greenwood holds its annual meeting later today at 5:30 at The Alluvian. Among the invited guests are members of the Greenwood City Council, who voted Tuesday to donate 16-thousand dollars to Main Street Greenwood. Also on Tuesday, the council gave more than three-thousand dollar to the FoodCorps Healthy Food Project.