Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Woofstock Music Festival


From the Barnett Reservoir Foundation webpage:

It is almost time for WoofStock Music Festival at the Old Trace Park on the REZ -10/15. October is a great month to get out with your friends and dogs to enjoy the best of local talent that our area offers! We will be supporting Animal Shelters/Rescues and the first Public Dog Park which will be in this location very soon with your help!
WOOFSTOCK Pit Crew Grill will be open all day. Park opens at 9:30 for set up. Gates open to public 10:00
Vendor info is available. Retail Vendors welcome and Donation Reserves Preferred Site.
***Entry Donations go to Completing the first Public Dog Park @ the REZ.***
Walk ins: $2.00 Adult- $1.00 Child - VIP Parking- $10.00 (Unlimited Entry Fee) Lakeside Parking; $10.00 Cooler Donation Charge
ENTERTAINMENT
10:30 Ralph Miller DOUBLERAMM OUTLAWS
11:30 Chris Gill
12.30 The Hustlers
1:30 Hunter Gibson Trio
2:30 The Earth Angels
3:30 Shadz of Grey
4:30 The Alley Katz JAM SESSION
Family friendly event with pets on leashes. No Alcohol allowed in Old Trace Park.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Whataburger is Coming Up

The Flowood Whataburger is under construction directly across Old Fannin Road from the Kroger at Dogwood.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Health & Wellness Expo Today!


Taste



Here is the Facebook page for the new Taste Bistro and Desserts that opened where Cassata's Market and BBQ used to be (next to Fannin Mart). Here is the message from the owner:

To all of my loyal customers over the years with Lit'l Gourmet, my restaurant and catering business in downtown Jackson and Candy's Confections, I hope to continue to earn your business and that of your friends and families with this new venture! Thank you!!

Apparently, Taste is already winning awards:

I'm VERY excited to say that my soon to be open establishment, TASTE Bistro and Desserts won the Best Of Dessert category at the Fire & Ice, A Hot Night Out For a Cool Cause event! Such a great cause and I'm so thankful for all of the positive comments and votes!!! I couldn't have done it without my sister, the Baker Extraordinaire, Kim Schoeber Niskala, and my Mamma, Mae Wigley Schoeber the hawker and sales phenom! You don't try our dessert, she'll hunt you down!!!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

SWAT Raid in Farmington Station

Monday morning, Farmington Station residents woke up to a police raid on two houses near or on the corner of Ashton Drive and Huntington Drive.  The raid, involving ATF and Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics officers, occurred at 5:45 a.m.  According to pictures on WAPT's website, it looked brutal.

WAPT story, with pictures, including the damage to 126 Ashton Drive, here.

According to this Clarion Ledger article, the raid was part of a larger operation. Another house in Gluckstadt was raided, as were properties in Hinds County.  It appears to be a large scale drug ring.


Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Something Is For Sale



Sorry, bad picture, but if you squint, you can see the auction sign.  The auction sign is on Castlewoods Boulevard near the Blockbuster Video parking lot.  I assumed it was advertising for sale the strip mall; however, an astute commentor pointed out it's actually the property behind Donut Palace that is for auction.  According to the Tax Assessor's records, that parcel is owned by Winn-Dixie Properties, LLC. 

The sign reads:

REAL ESTATE AUCTION
0.47 +/- AC DEVELOPMENT PARCEL
Hilco Real Estate 855-755-2300

PRVWSD Board Minutes from August 2016

Below are the PRVWSD minutes from the August 2016 Board of Directors Meeting.  Highlights include:

 - The District now uses new "campground operational software" for its five campgrounds.

 - Changes were made to the recreational facilities rules to separate out the campgrounds.  I'll see if I can get a copy of those changes.

 - Timberlake Campground will be getting new lighting soon.

 - The plat for Lost Rabbit Phase B1 was approved.

 - John Burwell of the Main Harbor Development met with the Board and updated them on the progress.  Per the minutes, "the development had experienced some significant interest recently from some impressive parties, but nothing he could divulge at this time."

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Outdoorama on the Rez

Outdoorama on the Rez

September 24, 2016


Where: Turcotte Education Center
            Canton, MS
When:  September 24, 2016
Time:   8:00 am - 1:00 pm

 
In celebration of national hunting and fishing day, join us for a FREE day of fishing, clay and skeet shooting, kayaking, archery, and live animals. While you're there you can watch an electrofishing demonstration, learn how to reload shells, tie flies, and learn fly fishing techniques. Our goal is to get kids and anyone else interested in the outdoors to step outside for a hands-on experience with the tools and concepts of hunting and fishing. 

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO...

Phase II of the RCSD Bond Informational/Listening Tour

The Rankin County School District Bond Informational/Listening Tour continues in October.  The Phase I "Listening Tours" are over.  Now, the School District is applying the input from Phase I to the Facility and Usage Study, plus a Demographic Study, to come up with options for the Bond.

Those options will first be presented to the School Board at its October 19 meeting.  Thereafter, the Superintendent will reach out to each of the eight attendance zones to present the options to locally.  Pisgah on October 25, and NW Rankin November 14.

More info below:

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

How to Register to Vote

This may be my single-most important post of the year.  On November 8, 2016, Rankin Countians will arrive in droves to vote at the polls.  That day, we will elect a President, Congressman, Supreme Court Judge, and Court of Appeals Judge along with school board members and election commissioners.

To qualify to vote, you must:

   1.  Be a U.S. citizen,
   2.  Live at your Mississippi address by October 9, 2016,
   3.  Be at least 18 years old on November 8, 2016,
   4.  Be a non-felon, and
   5.  Not have been adjudicated incompetent by a Court.

You don't have to go to the Circuit Clerk's office to register to vote.  You can do that in the comfort of your own home.  BUT YOU MUST DO IT BEFORE OCTOBER 9, 2016.  Below is the voter registration form.  I downloaded this from the Mississippi Secretary of State's website.  Fill it out and mail it to the following address:

     Rankin County Circuit Clerk
     P O Box 1599
     Brandon, MS 39043-1599

Mail it before October 9, 2016!!  

The form can be confusing.  For example, "NVRA" stands for National Voter Registration Act.  An NVRA Agency is a state agency that provides public assistance or services to people with disabilities to enable them to register to vote.  That would not apply to someone registering through the mail.

This form can be used to register to vote for the first time, or to denote a change in residence.

Friday, September 9, 2016

9/11 Memorial Run Sunday!




On September 11, 2011 -- on the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attack on America -- Reservoir-area firefighters ran the 11 miles around Pelahatchie Bay in memory of those who lost their lives during the attack. Video of that first run is above.

Over the years, that run evolved into a more community centered activity, with a live band, inflatables, a timed half-marathon, and a lot of pomp and circumstance.  However, the hoopla proved a distraction to the first responders running for their fallen brothers and sisters. 

Last year, the run became again what it once was, a simple, touching, tribute to Americans who died saving the lives of other Americans. 

Sunday afternoon, the firefighters will quietly begin at Lakeshore Park, some in gear, and they will run around Pelahatchie Bay. The names of the 2,996 people who died that day will line the 11 mile course, along with 3,000 American flags. Salt of the earth Rankin Countians will cheer them on, We won't forget. 

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Rapid Oil Change Opens


Rapid Oil Change, behind the Subway on Spillway Road, is now open for business.  Rez-local owned and operated.

Photo courtesy of Chris Merck.