Wednesday, March 4, 2015

This Week at the Rez

Below is the weekly email from the PRVWSD:

·        Weather Warnings
Residents should take necessary precautions for the expected winter weather Thursday.  Deicer will be distributed on the Spillway, but caution is advised during the period temperatures drop below freezing.

·        Save the Date:
2015 Project REZway!  April 23rd
The Reservoir area’s annual recycle fashion show and gala event that promotes the importance of recycling while raising funds for Keep the Rez Beautiful.  April 23rd at the Mississippi Crafts Center.  For more information visit:
·        B.A.S.S. Tournament – 2015 Bass Pro Shops Central Open #1
March 12th thru 14th
Madison Landing, Ridgeland MS
Been noticing a lot of out of state boats on the lake and in the parking lots at the ramps the past few weeks and wondering why?

It's because the first event on the B.A.S.S. Central Open tour will be held on Barnett Reservoir March 12-14, out of Madison Landing. About 200 pros and 200 co-anglers are expected, with a mix of national touring professionals and local experts competing for a first place prize valued at about $48,000 and a much-coveted berth in the 2016 Bassmaster Classic.

Blast off will be staged in the waters off Main Harbor/Madison Landing at first safe light each morning, usually around 6:45 or 7. Weigh-ins, which are free to the public, will be held beginning around 2:45 or 3 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the Madison Landing ramp. On Saturday, the field will be reduced to the top 12 pros and co-anglers and after fishing, they will caravan to Bass Pro Shops in Pearl for the final weigh-in. Official times will be posted next week.

While Madison Landing will remain open to the public during the event, it is advised that local boaters seek other launch sites. Traffic will be increased in the afternoon hours on Thursday and Friday as the contestants depart.

The Rez and B.A.S.S. connection:
The March 12-14 Central Open tournament will be the 11th time B.A.S.S. has brought a tournament to Barnett Reservoir. The two share quite a history.

The Rez is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2015. It was impounded in 1965, and soon afterward became famous for its bass fishing. Ray Scott, a Birmingham-based businessman, was in town to fish with friends and make sales calls when weather forced him to stay in his Ramada Inn room on Highway 80.

That day, Scott envisioned the formation of a national fishing group, which later became the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society. During its first six years, B.A.S.S. brought an event to The Rez and they were dominated by Bill Dance and Roland Martin, who built that success into TV stardom.

Anticipated Weather Tonight and Tomorrow

Don't panic, but know it's coming.  It's an anticipated 50 degree swing during a 15 hour period.

Local Blood Drive by Flowood Rotary Club

Who can tell this face "no?"  That is local cancer fighter, Andrew Cross, whose treatment depended on the generous donation of blood from others.  The Flowood Rotary Club is putting a lot of effort into having a successful blood drive. We've teamed up with UMC Physicians-Grants Ferry to fill up as many pints as possible. I encourage you to join us on March 28 and help save a life.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Cougar Club Smoke-off

From the Cougar Club, the Booster Club for NW Rankin High School Athletics:

Cougar Club Smoke-Off

Boston Butt   $35.00 (8-10lbs)
Ham (Spiral Cut)  $40.00 (8lbs)

Pick Up Dates/Time:

April 2, 2015 -- 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
April 3, 2015 -- 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Pick Up Location:  Back Entrance of Northwest Rankin High

For more information please call:

Athletic Director Jeff McClaskey at 601.992.2236

Delivery can be arranged for orders over $300.00.

I believe the deadline for ordering is March 22, 2015.  Make your check out to NWR Cougar Club. Each student athlete is required to sell 5 tickets each or they're doing burpees.  Seriously, proceeds will go to fund a variety of projects to improve the quality of NW Rankin's athletic facilities.

Reservoir Video

I ran across this 2012 gem from REMAXAllianceMS's Youtube page.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Reservoir Fire Department Runs for February

The Reservoir Fire Department recently posted a general breakdown of the total runs they made in February:

February 2015 Emergency Runs
Residential Fires- 5
Vehicle Fires- 2
RV Fires-2
Grass/woods- 8
MVC's- 7
Medical/Rescue- 133
Total runs for Feb- 157

I believe MVC stands for Motor Vehicle Crashes.  If you haven't "liked" the Reservoir Fire Department's Facebook Page, I recommend you do so.  

Friday, February 27, 2015

New Businesses Around Rez Area

Readers have noticed a few new businesses in and around the Reservoir area lately.  I like to support locally owned (preferably independent) businesses.  Shop local.

Bark-N-Fun, 1127 Old Fannin Road.  "Hi everyone my name is Robbie Delancey. I will be the manager and groomer for Bark -N-Fun I look forward to taking care or all your furbabies needs. Come on by and look around we have a big play area for the babies to run and play and lots of toys for them to pick and choose from. When bringing your baby in for daycare or boarding Please be sure to bring proof of shots this is for the safety of your pet as well as the safety of our other pets. I look forward to seeing you give me a call at 601-502-5550 to set your grooming appointment today."

The Popcorn Place, 1679 Old Fannin Road.  From Ken Busby:  "The official opening is Tuesday, March 3rd but you can stop by Friday & Saturday and satisfy your taste buds. Lots of delicious and wild flavors!"

Tank's Dive Shop, 380 Ridge Way.  "Tanks Dive Shop is a new dive shop in the Flowood area specializing in dive certifications and dive travel."

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Meet the Candidates on Tuesday


Rankin County Republican Club - Social

Come out and meet the Candidates

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Soulshine Pizza - Lakeland Drive - Flowood

530 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

For more information, contact RC Republican Club President, Sharon Womack at 601-624-3603 or email at

Photo Evidence of Sigman in Jail

This is pitiful.  Someone go bail this poor man out of jail before the riots begin.

Last chance to raise the bail money!  Help free John Sigman.

If you have already donated – Thank you for your generosity.

For those that haven’t thrown in a few dollars, any contribution is appreciated.

You can donate now at:

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Car Tag Doubles as Entry Fee

The Board of Directors of PRVWSD waived park entrance fees for owners of the Reservoir Car Tag at the recent Board meeting.  That means, if you paid the $30 dollars to receive a Reservoir car tag, you don't pay the normal $5 per car entrance fee.  Not a bad perk for those tag holders.

Craig Morgan Headlines Flowood Family Fest

Flowood Family Fest, the totally free festival hosted by the City of Flowood at Liberty Park is coming Saturday, May 9.  The following was recently posted on Facebook:

Local entertainment with Miles Flatt at 6:30, leading up to our Headline Entertainer, Country Music Super Star "CRAIG MORGAN” taking the stage at 8:00 pm with top hits such as: This Ole Boy, Almost Home, Wake Up Lovin' You, and Redneck Yacht Club (just to name a few!)

The gates will open at 4:00 p.m. with an array of high-energy games and attractions that wow the children such as: Space Jumps, Slides, Obstacle Courses, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Kid's Karaoke, Train Rides and more. These are only a few of the Free options that will be enjoyed. 
There will also be fair type food for purchase so come hungry and come expecting an evening full of
Fun for the whole family! Free To The Public!

School Information II (Spoiler: Closed)

Rankin County School District schools are Closed, all of them.
Hartfield is Closed.
Christ Covenant in Ridgeland is Closed.
East Rankin Academy is Closed.
First Pres Day School is Closed.
Good Shepherd is Closed.
Jackson Academy is Closed.
Jackson Prep is Closed.
MRA Closed.
Madison County Schools Closed.
New Summit Closed.
Park Place Christian Closed.
Pearl Public Schools Closed.
St. Andrews Closed.

Unless you go to Millsaps, Alcorn, JSU, Belhaven or Tulane-Madison Campus, you are not going to school today.

Announcement for Constable Candidate Rodney Hale

Below is the announcement from District 4 Constable Candidate, Rodney Hale.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Press Release on the Income Tax Bill

Here is the Press Release, courtesy of Rep. Brent Powell, on the proposed Income Tax phase-out:

Today, the Mississippi House Republican Caucus announced a $1.38 billion individual income tax cut proposal. The income tax cut in House Bill 1629 (HB1629) will occur over a 15-year period beginning in Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) and will take place only if there is three percent revenue growth in each fiscal year.

Rankin County Chamber Open House

Last year, lightening struck the Rankin County Chamber of Commerce/Rankin First building, causing extensive damage. On March 3, 2015, said organizations will be hosting an open house to show off the renovations.  All are invited.