Wednesday, February 10, 2016

NWR Baseball Meet and Greet

Rez Articles in Rankin County News

The following articles in this week's Rankin County News touch on the Rez area:

Former Rankin Co. Supervisor dies.  Short article on Wood Brown and his legacy. Wood passed away February 5 at age 78.

MORA building $2.2 million addition. MORA, presently in the old Howard Wilson Mazda building on Lakeland Drive, is adding on a new surgical suite.

Six vie for title of Distinguished Young Woman of Rankin Co.  Profiles of the six finalist, three of whom hail from NW Rankin High School. The program is this Saturday at 6 p.m. at Jackson Prep Performing Arts Building.

Bert Case's obituary is in this week's paper.

Pick up a copy for the full articles.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Dutch Oven Cooking Class at Ag Museum

The Ag Museum is having a Dutch Oven Cooking Class on Saturday, February 20, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  From the Ag Museum:
It will be a hands on interactive class where we will be learning different styles of Dutch oven cooking.  We'll be making (and eating) homemade biscuits, cowboy beef stew and baking a fresh apple pie, all over the fire in the cook shed.  All supplies will be provided and the class size is limited to 10 participants. The cost for the day is $25.  A non-refundable $10 deposit is due by Feb. 15 with the remaining $15 due the day of the class. We have 3 spaces remaining for the class.  
I'm upset I won't be able to attend. Email Amie Clark at to reserve your spot. Best hurry!

Executive and Forestry Committees Agenda

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 2:30 p.m.

1. Acceptance of 2015 Dam Report from Burns Cooley Dennis Engineers.

2. Acceptance of 2015 Bridge Inspection from Neel Schaffer Engineers.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 2:45 p.m.

1. Permission to advertise for timber quotes (Greg Burgess)

PRVWSD Audit and Budget Committee Agenda

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 2:00 p.m.

1. Award of contract for herbicide spraying contract.

2. Approval of Southern Engineering’s proposal for sanitary sewer engineering services for areas of the south shore of Pelahatchie Bay, Rankin County.

3. Permission to advertise for a sanitary sewer evaluation study for portions of the south shore of Pelahatchie Bay, Rankin County.

4. Approval of beaver control services on District property.

5. Approval of Per Diem and Travel for January 2016.

6. Approval of Cash Balance Report.

7. Approval of February 2016 Claims Docket.

PRVWSD Law Enforcement Committee Agenda

Continuing with the agendas for the upcoming PRVWSD committee meetings:

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 3:00 p.m.

1. Discussion and approval of development of Law Enforcement Cost Analysis.

2. Approval of revisions to law enforcement S.O.P. Manual.

3. Discussion of law enforcement personnel and staffing.

Monday, February 8, 2016

PRVWSD Shoreline Development Committee Agenda

The next regular meeting of the PRVWSD Board of Directors will be Thursday, February 18, at 9:30 a.m. at the District office at 115 Madison Landing, Ridgeland, MS. I will be publishing the individual committee agendas, beginning with the busy Shoreline Development Committee


Tuesday, February 16, 2016 3:30 p.m.

1. Property maintenance report for January/February 2016

2. Consideration and award of Real Estate Bid Proposal 157 – 4 acre parcel on Spillway Road, Rankin County

3. Consideration for advertisement of revised Real Estate Bid Proposal 158 – 214 acre parcel off of Old Rice Road, Madison County

4. Adoption of 2015 International Building, International Mechanical, International Plumbing, International Property Maintenance, International Energy Conservation, International Swimming Pool & Spa, International Fuel & Gas Codes and the 2014 National Electrical Code

5. Adoption of 2015 International Residential Code, with the exception of section p2904 of Chapter 29, Dwelling Unit Fire Sprinkler System as it relates to single family dwellings

6. Approval of Supplement and Addition to Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions for Windward Bluff

7. Approval of Southern Engineering’s proposal for sanitary sewer engineering services for areas of the south shore of Pelahatchie Bay, Rankin County

8. Permission to advertise for a sanitary sewer evaluation study for portions of the south shore of Pelahatchie Bay, Rankin County

9. Update on mobile application program

No Moderate Flooding of the Pearl River

As it turns out, the forecasted "moderate flooding" of the Pearl River thankfully won't happen. The level peaked Saturday at 31.65 feet.

NW Rankin Signing Day

"Signing Day" for various high school sports was Feburary 3, 2016. Northwest Rankin had its share of high school athletes sign letters of intent to play/study for colleges.  A list of those athletes is below. I hope it is a complete list; if not, let me know and I will update (It's borrowed from WAPT's Blitz 16 webpage).

Montoya Ingram - Hinds CC
Spencer Cole - Hinds CC
Tyler Walker - NW CC

Olivia Dick -- Delta State
Shelby Walters -- East Central CC

Ian Ladner -- Hinds CC
Damion Grayer -- Southwest CC
Blake Morris -- Meridian CC
Keaton Page -- Millsaps

Christian Williams -- Hinds CC
Evan Ratcliffe -- Hinds CC
Tanner Lindsey -- East Central
Jacob Thomas -- East Central

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Wood Brown Passes

Former District 2 Supervisor, Wood Brown, passed away yesterday.  His obituary is below, and includes information on his arrangements. 

Wood Brown
Brandon, MS 
Wood Brown, 78, passed away on Friday, February 5, 2016, at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland, MS. Visitation will be held at Ott and Lee Funeral Home in Brandon on Monday, February 8, 2016, from 4:00 until 8:00 PM and Tuesday, February 9, 2016, from 12:30 until 1:15 PM at Pinelake Church. The funeral will be held in the Theatre at Pinelake Church in Flowood on Tuesday, February 9, 2016, at 1:30 PM. Burial will follow the services at the McDonald Cemetery in Lena, MS. 
Wood graduated from Lena High School. He had nearly 50 years in public service. Wood served our country in the United States Navy, where he received an honorable discharge. He later joined the Jackson Police Department, where he served 22 years. Wood then worked for the Public Service Commission under Nielsen Cochran. He served on the Hinds County Board of Supervisors and the Department of Agriculture and Commerce before becoming a Warden at the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility. He later worked for the Rankin County Sheriff's Department in the Chancery Court before being elected to the Rankin County Board of Supervisors. 
He is survived by his wife Cheryl Brown; sons, Eric Brown (Tanza), Shane Brown (April), Ryan Brown, and Kyle Brown; three grandsons, Clayton Brown, Joshua Brown, and Caleb Brown; sister, Grace Pope, and a host of nieces, and nephews.  
The family wishes to give a special thanks to Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland and to the MS State Veterans Home in Kosciusko for their loving care and support. The family is requesting in lieu of flowers, donations be made to CenterPoint Church, Box 3298, Brookhaven, MS 39603. 

Friday, February 5, 2016

Bay Pointe Underwater (Partially)

Allie Ware of WAPT reported on the swollen waters of Pelahatchie Creek, and how 6 of the holes at Bay Pointe Golf Course are presently under water.

A portion of the Bay Pointe Golf Club is being taken over by Pelahatchie Creek.Cart paths and some of the greens are underwater, club owner Brent Belton said.
Benton said about six out of the 18 holes are flooded, but he is glad that the flooding is happening now rather than the spring.
Read the full story here, complete with video.

Princess Ball Tonight and Tomorrow

The City of Brandon's popular Princess Ball is tonight for K4 through 4th graders, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Brandon Municipal Complex off Government Blvd/Hwy 80.  The K4 through 4th graders can also attend tomorrow night from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

For 5th graders through 8th graders, the ball is tomorrow evening from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Miss Mississippi, Hannah Roberts, is the special guest.  It will be a great time.

Tickets are $35 a couple, and $10 for each additional child. For more info, call 601.825.5021.

More info here, and also pics from past Balls.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Gary Raymond Mapp's Sentencing

Here is the Press Release on former Rez resident Gary Raymond Mapp's sentencing.

For Immediate ReleaseThursday, February 4, 2016 For more information, please contact
Michael Guest at (601) 825-1472 or 
Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that Gary Raymond Mapp pled guilty and was sentenced to serve 55 years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections for armed robbery, aggravated assault, kidnapping and burglary.  On June 17, 2015, the Rankin County Sheriff’s Office was contacted regarding a man who had been attacked, handcuffed, chocked and held at gunpoint. 

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Moderate Flooding of Pearl River Expected

The Pearl River is expected to hit Moderate flood stage (33 feet) on or about Monday, February 8. According to the National Weather Service, at 33 feet:
Rosemary Road is closed. Sidney Street is impassable. There is water on West Street. The playing field off Westbrook Road is underwater. Water is on Nichols and Julienne streets in the Hightower Area; however, both are passable. Water is approaching packs auto detail shop on South West Street.

Rez Hindu Temple

Right now, there is posted on the Clarion Ledger's Rankin County home page a photo gallery of the Hindu Temple on Vernon Jones Road (off of Old Fannin Road). I can't seem to acquire a link directly to the gallery, but if you click here and toggle down to the Galleries section under the Headlines section, you can view the photos.  The building itself may be the most valuable piece of art in the Reservoir area. According to this article, it cost $4 Million.