Newspaper goes at it with town council

The Grenada Star newspaper recently uncovered a plan by city and county officials to charter a bus and head 60 miles to Oxford to spend the day discussing business at a club near the town square.

The newspaper in the northwest Mississippi town began asking questions and ran an editorial about the retreat involving the Grenada City Council, Grenada County Board of Supervisors and others.

Officials denied the planned meeting at the Oxford University Club, but the paper confirmed reservations had been made for the meeting space and obtained a city letter outlining the plans.

In an editorial two days before the planned meeting, the newspaper contended that if it was public, adequate notice had not been given, and encouraged “responsible elected city and county officials” to disavow the gathering and not attend.

Sun Herald
2/13/12