Friday, December 2, 2016

Rankin County Burn Ban Lifted

Per the Gov.

Christmas By Candlelight Tour at State Capitol

JACKSON – The State Capitol will rejoin the annual Christmas by Candlelight Tour on Friday with music and a visit from Santa Claus, Speaker of the House Philip Gunn and Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves said.
The Capitol was recently named as a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. Department of Interior. Portions of the Capitol were under renovation last year during the event.

Music performances include “Christmas Jazz at Sunset” under the direction of Bob Davidson, director of Senate Legislative Services. The group features a rhythm section with horns and will perform in the Rotunda throughout the evening. Punch and cookies will be served.

The Capitol joins the Mississippi Governor’s Mansion, Old Capitol Museum, Manship House Museum, Eudora Welty House and Garden, and William F. Winter Building for the Christmas by Candlelight Tour. The sites will be decorated for the holiday season. Free transportation will take visitors from site to site, with parking available at the Old Capitol and the State Capitol. The tour begins at 4:30 p.m. and runs until 8:30 p.m.

For more information about the 21st Annual Christmas by Candlelight Tour call 601-576-6800 or email

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Lost Pizza Coming to Castlewoods

Mazzio's has shut its doors at the Castlewoods location.  No more half-cooked cookie dough pizza.  Lost Pizza is moving in.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Criminal Activity in Mill Creek IV and Hidden Hills*UPDATED*


The River Catching Angel forwarded to me a link to a WJTV story on the attempting car-jacking and assault.

Clarion Ledger article.

Hidden Hills and Mill Creek IV experienced a bit of excitement yesterday.

According to reports, an individual broke into a house in Mill Creek IV and stole guns during the morning.  That evening, a female had a gun thrust in her face while unloading groceries from her car on Eastside Drive.  The attacker took off on foot.

The incidents are thought to be related.

The Sheriff's Department caught a suspect in the Cambridge Apartments shortly thereafter matching the description of the assailant. The Sheriff is not 100% the suspect in custody is the culprit; they are awaiting the results of DNA evidence to confirm.

I'm scouring the interwebs for information about this incident.  I can't find anything yet, but will update if I do.

On another note, apparently a car was broken into on Eastside Drive on Wednesday of last week.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The *Tin* Shed in Flowood-Updated

** NOTE:  I got it all wrong.  Thanks to the commenters who pointed out this establishment is not some franchise of The Shed in Ocean Springs, but is rather called The Tin Shed.  Ignore everything below.

I do see where there is a Tin Shed Barbecue joint in Clinton, MS.  Does anyone know if there is a connection?  They also have a Facebook page.

While attending "Taco Monday" at El Torero the other day, I noticed construction a couple of suites down. It looked to be a barbecue joint.  A few days later, up pops the sign: The Shed.

The Shed BBQ and Blues Joint has become an institution in Ocean Springs of late.  Very popular down there.  Its popularity can likely be attributed to its eclectic atmosphere and location as much as its food.  Now, shoved into a strip mall, it must rely almost entirely on the quality of its food.

Here is their menu from Ocean Springs.  I've never eaten there. Anybody who has care to comment?

Latest Update on Closed Boat Ramps

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Harbor Drive Lane Closures

Electronic Speed Control at the Rez Survey

Reservoir Police Department is gearing up for the legislative session and its annual request for electronic speed control devices.  Part of their lobbying arsenal will be results from a survey of

Here is a post from Reservoir Police Chief Perry Waggener:

I have been with the Reservoir Patrol/Police for 13 years and during that time and in my 27 years with Metro area Law Enforcement I have seen far to many automobile crashes in which the speed of the vehicle either caused directly or contributed significantly to the injuries and sometimes death. This agency has requested the authority to use electronic speed control devices for at least the past thirteen years with no success.
We once again will seek that traffic control tool this year. One might ask, why continue the effort. The answer is easy for me and has only strengthened my resolve. I was at the scene in May when Taylor Hartwell was removed from his car seat, strapped to a backboard for his ride to Blair E. Batson. I have followed his progress as he has had to learn to walk again after a traumatic head injury. The speed of the vehicle that struck the Hartwell's vehicle was a major contributing factor to the severity of his injuries. That is my motivation, the health and safety of the people of the Reservoir.
One final note for your consideration, a popular argument in fighting against electronic speed control is it will be used as a revenue tool. Please know the Reservoir Police Department is a state agency and as such, we derive no fine money revenue. All citations written by state agencies go through the Justice Court in which the violation occurred and any revenue goes into that county's general fund.
Your time in a response is greatly appreciated.

That came from the Rez Patrol Facebook Page.

Here is a link to the survey.

Friday, November 11, 2016

More on the Fannye Cook Natural Park

Here is a story from the Jackson Free Press on the Fannye Cook Natural Park purchase. It provides more details.

PRVWSD Directors and Committee Meetings

The next regular meeting of the PRVWSD Board of Directors is Thursday, November 17, 2016.  Thin agendas. I've posted the Shoreline and Parks Committee Agendas below.

Monday, November 14, 2016 3:30 p.m.

1. Approval of minutes of October 17, 2016 meeting.

2. Property Maintenance Report for October/November 2016

3. Bid results and award of purchase of trackhoe and vacuum sewer machine.

4. Executive Session: Discussion of current litigation and potential future litigation.

Thursday, November 17, 2016 9:00 a.m.

1. Approval of minutes of October 17, 2016 meeting.

2. Approval of permission to advertise for construction bids for Lakeshore Park Multi-Purpose Trail Improvement Project.

3. Approval of MOU with MS Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks concerning the Pearl River Wildlife Management Area.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Boat Ramp Closures

Jaco's Tacos at the Rez (again)

I speak kind words about Jaco's Tacos and the next thing you know . . . .

Coming to the gas station being built across Lakeland from Mill Creek Subdivision.  This is truly a Numbers 6:24-26 moment.  

S/O to the River Catching Angel.

Sombra in Flowood is Now Open

There is a ribbon cutting for Sombra Mexican Kitchen today at 10:45.  Sombra took over the old Cheddar's location at 111 Market Street in the Dogwood Shopping Center.  If you haven't eaten at the Sombra in Madison/Ridgeland, give it a try with an open mind.  Like Jaco's Taco's, it's not your run-of-the-mill Mexican restaurant (caveat: in my opinion).