Peters wins javelin for 2nd-ever world gold for Grenada
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — As a kid, Grenadian javelin thrower Anderson Peters would hurl sticks at mangoes and apples to get them to fall to the ground.
Kirani James back in blocks, back to form in 400 at worlds
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Kirani James barely knows the names of his fellow 400 runners anymore.
They sure know him.
The 2012 Olympic champion from Grenada is feeling healthier after two...
Mississippi man tried 6 times for murder moved to local jail
GRENADA, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man tried six times for murder is back in a local jail, awaiting a possible seventh trial.
Lawyer Rob McDuff says Curtis Flowers was moved Monday from the...
Tropical Storm Dorian strengthens as it moves west
MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters said Tropical Storm Dorian was gathering strength Monday while approaching islands in the eastern Caribbean Sea, and could strike Puerto Rico and its neighbors as a...
GRENADA, Miss. (AP) — A north Mississippi coroner faces more charges accusing him of selling unlicensed funeral plans.
Attorney General Jim Hood announced Tuesday that Grenada County Coroner...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Navy hospital ship Comfort begins on Friday a five-month medical assistance mission in 11 countries of the Americas affected by Venezuela's humanitarian...
SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — A northern Mississippi coroner is facing charges of selling fake funeral plans.
News outlets report that Grenada County Coroner Eddie "Skeeter" Robinson has been...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — President Donald Trump is issuing a federal disaster declaration authorizing aid to seven Mississippi counties following storms and flooding in February and...
Man writes memoir on journey from West Indies to W.Va.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A memoir called "I Am a Dirty Immigrant" is the story of one man's journey from the West Indies to West Virginia. Anderson Charles grew up in a tightly knit community in...
GRENADA, Miss. (AP) — A north Mississippi man is dead after he was shot in the head multiple times.
Grenada County Sheriff's Investigator Josh Dale tells WTVA-TV that deputies were called...
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — A city in the Mississippi Delta is about to start letting restaurants sell drinks with alcohol on Sundays.
The Greenwood Commonwealth reports that the new policy...
Sheriff pleads not guilty to felonies, put on house arrest
GRENADA, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi sheriff is pleading not guilty to 12 felony charges accusing him of stealing guns and drugs, seeking sex with inmates and threatening employees if they told about the crimes.
WTVA-TV reports Webster County Sheriff Tim Mitchell pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Grenada.
5 Mississippi police officers investigated in custody death
GRENADA, Miss. (AP) — Five police officers in Mississippi are being investigated in the death of a man they were taking to the county jail.
WTVA-TV reported Thursday that three Grenada police officers responded last week to a report of a disturbance and arrested 26-year-old Robert Loggins, who died while being taken to the county jail by two other officers.
3 charged after Mississippi man’s body is found in well
GRENADA, Miss. (AP) — Three people in Mississippi are charged with capital murder after a man's body was found in a well.
Grenada County Deputy Sheriff Eric Williamson says 31-year-old Monique Lott; her brother, 32-year-old Mack Lott; and 27-year-old Marquize Tillmon are charged in the death of 37-year-old Willie Hooper.
Williamson says Monique Lott has been dating Hooper's ex-girlfriend.
3 face charges in Mississippi in death of man found in well
GRENADA, Miss. (AP) — Three people face murder charges in the death of a Mississippi man whose body was found in a well.
Mississippi industrial site added to Superfund cleanup list
GRENADA, Miss. (AP) — Federal officials are putting a north Mississippi industrial site on the national Superfund list for cleanup.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday it is adding the Rockwell International Wheel & Trim site in Grenada to the list, making it eligible for long-term cleanup money.
NYC parade showcases Caribbean pride, amid tight security
NEW YORK (AP) — Revelers displaying their Caribbean pride took to the streets of Brooklyn on Monday, flags waving, music blaring and feet dancing, for New York City's annual take on Carnival celebrations.
GRENADA, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi railroad is changing hands.
International Rail Partners said Tuesday that it bought rights to the Grenada Railroad from Iowa Pacific Holdings last week. The Boca Raton, Florida, acquirer didn't name a price.
GRENADA, Miss. (AP) — A man has been charged with murder following a deadly shooting in northern Mississippi.
Grenada County Sheriff Alton Strider tells WTVA-TV that David Tidwell Jr. was arrested shortly after the Saturday shooting, which killed Mario Price.
Price was found lying in the middle of a main thoroughfare and died on the way to the hospital.
GRENADA, Miss. (AP) — A swamp preserve will be named to memorialize a Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics agent who died in a 2016 shootout.
The Greenwood Commonwealth reports that the Chakchiuma Swamp Natural Area near Grenada will become the Lee Tartt Nature Preserve.
Feds add a week for comments about Superfund proposal
GRENADA, Miss. (AP) — Federal officials are giving people another week to comment about whether a polluted Mississippi industrial site should go on the national Superfund cleanup list.
Listing the Rockwell International Wheel & Trim site in Grenada would make it eligible for long-term cleanup money.
ST. GEORGE'S, Grenada (AP) — A Caribbean seismic research center says an underwater volcano just north of Grenada may be about to erupt but does not pose a tsunami threat to the region.
The University of the West Indies Seismic Research Center says the main threat posed by the Kick 'em Jenny submarine volcano is to shipping. All boats are being directed to observe an exclusion zone of 3.1 miles (5 kilometers) around the volcano.
EPA names Mississippi stamping plant as Superfund site
GRENADA, Miss. (AP) — Federal officials want to put a polluted north Mississippi industrial site on the national Superfund list for cleanup.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday proposed the Rockwell International Wheel & Trim site in Grenada to the list, making it eligible for long-term cleanup funding.
Ohio-based Ice Industries now operates part of the 40-acre complex as Grenada Stamping.
Searchers find body of missing fisherman on Mississippi lake
GRENADA, Miss. (AP) — Officials have recovered the body of a south Mississippi man believed to have drowned in a north Mississippi lake.
Grenada County Sheriff Alton Strider tells The Hattiesburg American that the body of 71-year-old James Hinton of Hattiesburg was found Monday in Grenada Lake.
Mississippi awards first diploma in degree-completion push
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A Grenada woman is the first person to earn a degree under a new Mississippi program aimed at helping people finish college.
Debra Harris earned a bachelor's degree in general studies from the University of Mississippi in August.
The university says Harris first began studies in 1977, then resumed classes in 1996, but didn't finish either time.
Estranged wife rescued, standoff ends with suspect’s suicide
GRENADA, Miss. (AP) — A three-day manhunt for a kidnapping suspect in Mississippi ended Sunday evening with the suspect shooting himself to death after a standoff with authorities that shut down Interstate 55 for several hours.
The Mississippi Department of Public Safety says 38-year-old Christopher Paul Dulas of Hattiesburg kidnapped his estranged wife last Thursday.
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- Business WireSt George’s University, Grenada, Signs Memorandum of Understanding with ARCH Education, Hong KongMarch 5, 2019
- BusinessWireHealth Education England and St. George’s University Reach Agreement on New Program to Fill Postgraduate Medical Training Programmes in EnglandJuly 12, 2018
- BusinessWireSt George’s University, Grenada, signs Memorandum of Understanding with Government of Fujairah, United Arab EmiratesJune 14, 2018
2 deaths among 36 West Nile virus cases in Mississippi
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi now has two West Nile virus deaths and 36 confirmed cases of the mosquito-borne illness this year.
The two deaths, reported Monday, are in Forrest and Humphreys counties.
The state Health Department says it hasn't been able to confirm that a death it attributed to the disease three weeks ago, in Grenada County, was caused by West Nile after additional tests were done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
2 men face murder charges in shooting of 9-month-old boy
GRENADA, Miss. (AP) — Police say two men have been arrested after a 9-month-old boy was fatally shot inside a Mississippi home.
Grenada police said in a statement that Rashan Riley was shot in the head Tuesday afternoon.
Police say it was "a result of someone shooting at another individual or individuals in the neighborhood."
Mississippi has 25 West Nile cases, 1 death this year
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi says six new cases of West Nile virus bring the state's total this year to 25.
State Health Department officials say the death toll remains at one, in Grenada County.
A news release Monday says the new cases were in Clay, Forrest, Hinds, Leake, Lowndes, and Rankin counties.
GRENADA, Miss. (AP) — A $7.5 million federal grant will help restore rail service through northern Mississippi, aided by a $4.3 million state loan and $3.2 million in private money.
The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Thursday that it's awarding the grant to rehabilitate 90 miles (145 kilometers) of what was once the Illinois Central mainline between Grenada and Canton.
Mississippi has 1st West Nile virus death of 2017
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is reporting its first West Nile virus death for 2017.
State Health Department officials say Monday that a person from Grenada County has died.
Nine new cases of the virus were confirmed in Mississippi during the past week, including the person who died. Those bring the state total to 19 laboratory-confirmed cases this year.
ST. GEORGE'S, Grenada (AP) — Grenada's airport and businesses have reopened with authorities reporting no damage or flooding from Tropical Storm Don.
The National Disaster Management Agency says the eastern Caribbean island did not get hit with much rain as the storm rolled through the region.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Don has now dissipated.
TS Don lashes southeast Caribbean with heavy wind, rain
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Tropical Storm Don began lashing the southeast Caribbean with heavy rain and wind on Tuesday as it approached the region after forming in the Atlantic Ocean.
A tropical storm warning was in effect for Grenada and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, while a tropical storm watch was lifted for Bonaire late Tuesday.
SBA disaster loan deadline in Mississippi is Aug. 11
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding businesses, private nonprofit groups, homeowners and renters in Mississippi of the deadline to submit disaster loan applications for damages caused by tornadoes, wind, rain, lightning and flooding on April 30.
The deadline is Aug. 11.
Low-interest loans are available in Holmes and Montgomery counties and the adjacent counties of: Attala, Carroll, Choctaw, Grenada, Humphreys, Leflore, Madison, Webster and Yazoo.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Grenada County Grand Jury has indicted three Holcomb residents for exploiting a vulnerable person.
Attorney General Jim Hood says 35-year-old Lucas Harbin, 32-year-old Elnora Nason and 24-year-old Derrick Hall are each accused of taking more than $250 from the account of an 86-year-old resident of the Golden Living Center in Grenada.
Hood's office said Wednesday that the case is set for trial on July 24.
GRENADA, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man faces a felony charge in the burning of a railroad bridge.
The state fire marshal's office says Tuesday that 20-year-old Chaz Atkins of Grenada is charged with felony malicious mischief. A fire during the Fourth of July weekend heavily damaged a bridge over the Yalobusha River in the north Mississippi city of Grenada.
GRENADA, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi insurance commissioner says deputy fire marshals will start investigating a blaze that damaged a railroad bridge.
Commissioner Mike Chaney, who doubles as the state fire marshal, says investigators will be in Grenada on Friday. They will examine the damaged structure that crosses the Yalobusha River near downtown.
Chaney says the bridge caught fire Tuesday, and there is no early indication of what caused it.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Three people have died in wrecks on Mississippi highways during the July 4th holiday period.
The Mississippi Highway Patrol says that on Sunday night, 56-year-old Wilbert Demus of Bentonia was driving south of Mississippi 433 when his car left the road and hit a utility pole. Demus died before he could be taken to a hospital.
Southaven mayor’s retrial is moved to Oxford
SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — Former Southaven Mayor Greg Davis will be retried on felony fraud and embezzlement charges in Oxford.
His attorney, Steve Farese, tells The Commercial Appeal (http://memne.ws/2oMmJmV ) the case was moved out of Grenada because of a scheduling conflict there. The trial is set to begin June 19.
GRENADA, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's attorney general is suing companies it accuses of dumping toxic chemicals in Grenada and Water Valley that polluted the groundwater and air.
The attorney general's office filed two lawsuits Friday after outcry from residents and a U.S. congressman, The Clarion-Ledger reported (http://on.thec-l.com/2o3JM9W ).
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — A fatal crash of a crop duster in the Mississippi Delta earlier this month might have been the result of mechanical failure, according to a preliminary report by federal investigators.
Former Southaven mayor’s retrial moved out of the county
A judge has decided that former Southaven, Mississippi, Mayor Greg Davis will be retried four counties away on felony fraud and embezzlement charges.
The case was rescheduled to June 19 in Grenada, defense attorney Steve Farese said in an email Thursday to The Associated Press.
Davis was convicted of buying a city-owned SUV without approval from aldermen, and of being reimbursed for mileage purchased on a city-issued card.
Grenada, Baldwyn and Booneville schools win innovation nods
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Board of Education is approving plans for more districts to establish innovative educational programs.
Board members voted Thursday to grant waivers from some state rules for the Grenada district and a partnership between the Baldwyn and Booneville districts.
Last year, Corinth, Gulfport and Vicksburg-Warren were approved as districts of innovation.
No prison time for father who pleads in baby’s hot car death
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi father pleaded guilty Friday in the hot car death of his baby daughter but won't go to prison, under a deal with prosecutors.
Joshua Blunt, 26, pleaded guilty to culpable negligence manslaughter and was given a five-year suspended sentence. His attorney, Carlos Moore, said Blunt agreed to the plea after the prosecutor in Grenada County acknowledged Blunt did not intentionally kill 8-month-old Shania Rihanna Caradine.
Trial set for Mississippi father in his baby’s hot car death
GRENADA, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man will go on trial Jan. 30 in the hot car death of his 8-month-old daughter.
Joshua Blunt is charged with manslaughter. Shania Rihanna Caradine died May 19 after being found unconscious in Blunt's car, where she was left while he worked in a Grenada restaurant.
In August, grand jurors in another Mississippi county declined to indict a white mother whose 2-year-old died in a hot car May 11.
Mag-5.8 quake rattles Trinidad, nearby islands; no damage
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) — A strong earthquake rattled Trinidad and Tobago and nearby Caribbean islands Tuesday but there were no reports of any significant damage or injuries.
The 5.8 magnitude quake hit late Tuesday afternoon and was felt widely in this twin-island republic off the coast of Venezuela. It was also felt on the neighboring islands of Grenada and St. Vincent.
Mississippi chooses 4 new groups to run preschool classes
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Four Mississippi groups will share nearly $1 million to expand state-funded prekindergarten classes.
The state Board of Education approved the grants Thursday to partnerships in Canton, Greenwood, Grenada and Starkville. Those early learning collaboratives include a mix of school districts, Head Start agencies, private child care centers, and nonprofits offering classes to 4-year-olds.
Judge dismisses suit filed to eliminate Mississippi’s flag
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to eliminate the Mississippi flag as a state symbol.
U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves dismissed the case in a ruling Thursday, saying Carlos Moore had failed to show the Confederate battle emblem had caused a "cognizable legal injury."
Moore, an African-American attorney from Grenada, Mississippi, filed the suit in February, asking Reeves to declare the flag an unconstitutional relic of slavery.
Prince Harry to make 1st official visit to Caribbean islands
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) — Officials say Prince Harry will make his first official visit to several Caribbean nations later this year when some of them will be celebrating the anniversaries of their independence from the United Kingdom.