Friday, October 31, 2014

Community Bank Groundbreaking

Finally, someone is putting a bank in the Reservoir area.

Community Bank invites you to a groundbreaking on Tuesday, November 4, at 10:30 a.m., for their newest branch. The location is 1871 Spillway Road, which, according to Google Maps, puts it directly next to the big Bank Plus at the corner of Spillway and Northshore/Old Fannin.

Veterans Day Ceremony

All are invited to the Veterans Day Ceremony at the War Memorial Building Auditorium on November 11, 2014.  This thirty minute ceremony will feature Major General Augustus L. Collins, Adjutant General of the Mississippi National Guard.  The invitation is below.

According to Wikipedia (arbiter of all things true on the interwebs, right?), the history of Veterans Day is as follows:

Thursday, October 30, 2014

This Week at the Rez

From the PRVWSD:

·               Barnett Reservoir Arts & Crafts Fair:
The Barnett Reservoir’s first Arts & Crafts Fair will take place Saturday, November 15th from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Lakeshore Park in Brandon. Free Admission and plenty of parking on the grounds. We have 40 vendors already signed up which include such artists as: wood workers, photographers, oil and watercolor painters, potters, furniture makers, stained glass artists, up-cycle artistry, metal works and jewelry makers. This is the opportunity to shop local, for one of a kind gifts, with the beautiful park and reservoir as your backdrop.

·               Pearl River Coordinating Committee:
The Biannual Meeting of the Pearl River Coordinating Committee will meet today at the PRVWSD main office boardroom. Committee members from such agencies as National Weather Services, USGS, MEMA, FEMA, USACE and NOAA are included. This committee reviews major weather events in past year, river gage data, operational plans, and computer modeling.     

·               Successful Archery Draw Hunt:
Archery hunters involved in the draw hunts below the dam and in Pelahatchie Bay have had a successful couple of weeks.  Four deer have been harvested so far this season.

·               Fishing activity slows, but not the bites:

Fishing reports are few and far between, due to the annual seasonal drop in fishing activity. However, those fishermen going are catching fish. The bass have moved up to the edges of the vegetation, following the shad migration from deeper water. Crappie are being caught in the main lake around cover 8-10 feet deep. Catfish are still falling for baits suspended from jugs, and surprisingly are biting best on shallow-rigged jugs in deep water. Big striped bass are holding on deep contour changes in the lower main lake but are on the move — here one day, way over there the next. They are constantly in search of food.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

PRVWSD Arts and Crafts Fair Media Release

Hobnob Mississippi 2014

From the Mississippi Economic Council website:
The 13th Annual Hobnob Mississippi will be held on Wednesday, October 29 from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. This upcoming MEC Hobnob already is promising to be the best-attended ever -- and if you have never attended, it is a Mississippi event worthy of your time.
Held at the Mississippi Coliseum at the State Fairgrounds in Jackson, Hobnob Mississippi is a fun political rally-styled event that features Mississippi's statewide elected officials and candidates for statewide office. 
U.S. Senator Thad Cochran, the Republican nominee, and his Democratic challenger Travis Childers will speak during Hobnob, which takes place less than one week before the general election.
Governor Phil Bryant, Lt. Governor Tate Reeves, and Speaker of the House Philip Gunn will provide the latest on what’s happening at the State Capitol. Other statewide elected officials set to speak are Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann, Attorney General Jim Hood, State Auditor Stacey Pickering, State Treasurer Lynn Fitch, Agriculture Commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith and Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney.
This year, we have improved our MEC Hobnob layout -- and service to our attendees -- by:
  • Doubling the number of serving lines so we can feed the crowd a sumptuous buffet lunch with a minimal wait.
  • Reconfiguring the MEC Hobnob layout to increase the traffic, visibility and participation by corporate booth sponsors.
  • Dramatically increasing the number of audio speakers inside and outside the tent so that those who Hobnob outside can still hear the speakers -- and those who Hobnob inside won't be disturbed by the Hobnobbers.
The event, which draws more than 1,700 business and community leaders, features a morning of stump-styled political speaking and entertainment. Hobnob concludes with a buffet lunch featuring fried catfish, bar-b-que chicken and all the fixing. Sponsorship opportunities and special discounted tickets for MEC members are available.
Hobnob Schedule
-9:30 – Welcome
-9:35-9:45 – Mike Chaney, Insurance Commissioner
-9:45-9:55 – Cindy Hyde-Smith, Agriculture Commissioner
-9:55-10:05 – Stacey Pickering, State Auditor
-10:05-10:15 – Lynn Fitch, State Treasurer
-10:15-10:20 – Sanderson Farms Championship – Focus on Blair E. Batson
-10:20-10:30 – Jim Hood, Attorney General
-10:30-10:40 – Delbert Hosemann, Secretary of State
-10:40-10:45 – Alveno Castilla, MEC Chair, welcome
-10:45-10:55 – Philip Gunn, Speaker of the House
-10:55-11:05 – Tony Yarber, Mayor City of Jackson
-11:05-11:15 – Travis Childers, Democratic Nominee for U.S. Senator
-11:15-11:25 – Tate Reeves, Lt. Governor
-11:25-11:35 – Thad Cochran, U.S. Senator
-11:35-11:50 – Phil Bryant, Governor
-11:50-Noon – Miss Mississippi Jasmine Murray
- Noon – Lunch is served
- 1:15 - Minor Party Candidates
- 1:30 - Adjourn

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Fundraiser for Michael Guest

Rankin-Madison District Attorney, Michael Guest has a fundraiser coming up on Thursday, November 6, 2014, at Table 100.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Rankin County Republican Social Club Meets Tonight

The Rankin County Republican Social Club meets tonight at 5:30 p.m. at El Potrillo Restaurant on Lakeland Drive. This is an informal gathering of conservatives, where usually anything but politics is discussed.  A light hors d'oeuvres table is provided, cash bar.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Community Bank is Feeding You Lunch Today

If Ole Miss and MSU keep this up, Egg Bowl tickets will be hard to come by.  You have a chance to win a couple of said tickets, and get fed lunch, at the Community Bank branch off East Metro Parkway.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Fannin Mart Troubles

You saw in my post yesterday where Steve Page, proprietor of the Fannin Mart restaurant, has been experiencing legal woes.  If you want more information, follow this link to Jackson Jambalaya, where Kingfish expands on said woes.

NWR Homecoming Parade Tonight!

Northwest Rankin Homecoming Parade is this evening, beginning at 6 p.m. at the usual location (along Vine Street from the middle school to the high school).  Great opportunity to stock up on Halloween candy.

This Week at the Rez

This week's email from the PRVWSD was to the point:

Smokin’ on The REZ takes place this Friday and Saturday, October 24th and 25th.   McComb native and 2014 Memphis International Blues Competition champion, Mr. Sipp, “The Mississippi Blues Child", and his band will perform at 7 p.m. on Friday.  Gates open at 5pm Friday.   Saturday’s entertainment includes StogDaddy and the Good Time Band at 11, Temperance Babcock, Bill Ellison & Jeff Perkins at 1pm, Acoustic Crossroads at 3pm.  The BBQ awards will be announced at 5pm, then HanaLena takes the  stage at 5:30 and the evenings headlines:   LoCash Cowboys take the stage at 7:30.   Gates open Saturday at 11am.  Single day ticket $10, or two day ticket for $15.

Visit: for more information.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Rez Articles in Rankin County News

Plenty of Rez-centric articles in today's Rankin County News, including:

  -- Another article on interim supervisor Rodney Keith.
  -- Steve Page, owner of Fannin Mart, indicted for tax evasion.  Que? He is alleged to have reported sales of $61,830, when actual sales were $285,674.
  -- Rez Upriver Cleanup Pays Off
  -- Info on NWR Cougar Community Fall Festival this Saturday.
  -- Haunted House at Lake Harbor
  -- Big spread on Smokin' on the Rez

Northwest Rankin High School Homecoming

Northwest Rankin's Homecoming game is this weekend.  The Cougars host a 1-7 Greenville team just looking for a beatdown.  Football tickets go on presale tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Vine Street Office, and all day Friday.  $7 a ticket.  Homecoming Parade is tomorrow!

More Fun Stuff

There are plenty of alternatives to good old fashioned door-to-door trick-or-treating. The City of Flowood offers Kids Night Out on the evening of October 31.  From 5:30 p.m. til 8:00 p.m., out at Liberty Park (behind the Flowood YMCA), there will be jumpies, candy, games, etc. This is free to all.

The day before Halloween, the City of Ridgeland hosts Trunk of Treat at Freedom Park. From the city's Parks and Rec website:  Carnival games, face painting, and lots of treats! Volunteers make this event a smashing success by manning decorated vehicles with trunks full of treats and offering fun activities. Costumed children trick-or-treat from vehicle to vehicle and have an evening to remember. This event is reserved for children ages 10 and under with $3 admission per child. If your organization or business would like to volunteer at this event, contact Wendy Bourdin, special events coordinator, at 601-853-2011.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Another Area Haunted House: Tomb of Doom

I've been skating through life and didn't realize my firm's ATT rep, Buck, is the brains and brawn behind a big haunted house in Madison, the Tomb of Doom.  Just $6 a ticket, and all proceeds over operating costs are split between two Reservoir area charities, the Mustard Seed and Little Lighthouse.  151 Rice Road, Madison.  Just check out the webpage.  All the information you need is there.  This one is legit.