Thursday, June 22, 2017

Green Market and Craft Fair at Dogwood

Every Saturday, 11 a.m. through 3 p.m., through August 26, 2017, Dogwood Festival Mall hosts the Green Market and Craft Fair.  From their Facebook Page:

The Dogwood Festival located at 150 Dogwood Boulevard in Flowood MS is hosting its annual Green Market and Craft Fair beginning Saturday June, 10th. Every Saturday, beginning June 10th and extending through August 26th, this market and craft fair will be held from 11am-3pm. Shoppers have an opportunity to browse among the areas best produce, baked goods and local crafters in one unified location.

There is a lot of foot traffic in this shopping center! This invitation extends to a variety of local vendors and crafters. This would be a great opportunity for you to sale your goods in an established market and promote yourselves in the community.

We are encouraging you to set up a display of your crafts, baked good or other cottage industry items, as well as your produce.

If you would like to join us to bringing your goods to the community, please contact Brandi at 775-224-3231 or, or Eric at 775-250-7908 or

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Area Independence Day Celebrations

Here are some area Independence Day(ish) festivities:

June 29 -- The City of Brandon hosts its United We Stand: Tribute to God & Country in Shiloh Park. The fun starts at 5:30 p.m.  Area church choirs will provide the music.  Fireworks as dusk.

Mississippi's Championship Hot Air Balloon Fest.  The Balloon Glow in Ridgeland is Friday, June 30, 2017, at 6 p.m.

July 1 -- The Barnett Reservoir Foundation has their Classic Car Show and Independence Day Celebration all day at both Old Trace Park in Ridgeland and Lakeshore Park in Rankin County.

The Mississippi Braves are at home Friday, June 30, 2017, through Monday, July 3.  Fireworks on Friday, Saturday and Monday after the games.

Jackson Mayor-Elect Chokwe Antar Lumumba's inaugural festivities coincide with Fourth of July Weekend.  Find out all about them here.

The City of Clinton has a fireworks show on (gasp!) the actual Fourth of July.  5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Traceway Park.  Meet the Press will entertain the crowd prior to fireworks.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Feathered Cow is Open -- Enjoy!

I predict The Feathered Cow will be a long-standing success in the Reservoir.  My wife and I ate lunch there yesterday.  Every new restaurant has kinks; however, management was on top of everything. The set up, the atmosphere and food were all good.  My wife ordered Wings and Things -- the fried chicken was as good as Julep's was.  I ordered the Stupid Burger -- I should have saved half for supper, it was so big.  The Rez needed this.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Look For The Feathered Cow to Open Monday

Rezidents patiently wait the opening of The Feathered Cow. According to ownership, all they are waiting on is the State Department of Health to give them the green light, and are anticipated to open Monday the 19th.  A sneak peak at the Rez menu below.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Proposed Changes to Rental Ordinance

Below are the proposed changes to the PRVWSD Rental Ordinance.  The PRVWSD meets tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. at Timberlake Campground if you are interested in voicing your opinion, or just to hear the discussion.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

PRVWSD Board Meeting Agenda

Below is the agenda for the upcoming PRVWSD Board Meeting.  Note the discussion on proposed changes to the regulations affecting vacation rentals.  I'll see if I can't get a copy of those proposed changes and post them.

AT 9:30 A.M. ON THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 2017

1. Opening prayer
2. Pledge of Allegiance – W. C. Gorden
3. Request for acceptance of Minutes from the regular meeting held on May 18, 2017
4. Committee Recommendations:
    Shoreline Development Committee:
     I. Approval of changes to regulations regarding vacation rentals.
    II. Approval of Memorandum of Understanding with MS Department of Transportation for the                Upper Spillway Road Overlay.
Law Enforcement, Asset Protection & Emergency Management Committee:
     I. Approve engagement of independent contractor for reporting of HB1520 review with a not to              exceed amount of $3,000.00.
Audit Committee:
     I. Approval of GM Declaration of Emergency.
     II. Approval of Per Diem and Travel Report for Board of Directors for May 2017.
     III. Approval of Cash Balance Report.
     IV. Approval of June Claims Docket.
5. Committee Minutes and Miscellaneous Correspondence
6. Executive Director’s comments
7. Next Regular Meeting July 20, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. at PRVWSD Main Office.
8. Meeting adjourned.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Audit Committee Agenda

Monday, June 12, 2017 4:15 p.m.

1. Approval of minutes of May 15, 2017 meeting.

2. Review of delinquent lease collections report.

3. Ratify General Manager’s declaration of emergency concerning Monday, June 5th 2017 water line break in the main office and subsequent employment of clean-up contractor.

4. Approval of Per Diem and Travel Report May 2017.

5. Approval of Cash Balance Report.

6. Approval of Claims Docket for June 2017.

Parks Policy and Law Enforcement Committee Agendas

Monday, June 12, 2017 3:00 p.m.

1. Approval of minutes of May 15, 2017 meeting.

2. Discussion of Down River Cleanup efforts.

3. Discussion of squirrel hunts on District property.

Monday, June 12, 2017 4:00 p.m.

1. Approval of minutes of May 15, 2017 meeting.

2. Police Report for June 2017.

3. Outline discussion for reporting Section 9, HB1520 Study.

PRVWSD Board Call and Shoreline Committee Agenda

From the PRVWSD:

The regular monthly meeting of the PRVWSD Board and its committees will be held next week at TIMBERLAKE CAMPGROUNDS.  The PRVWSD main office experienced a water line break and is currently in the process of cleanup and repair, which makes the change of meeting location necessary. The following committees will meet on Monday, 12 June.3:00 p.m.             Parks Policy Committee3:30 p.m.             Shoreline Development Committee4:00 p.m.             Law Enforcement, Asset Protection and                       Emergency Management Committee4:15 p.m.             Audit Committee The Board of Director’s regular meeting will meet Thursday, 15 June.

Shoreline Committee Agenda Below:

Monday, June 12, 2017 3:30 p.m.

1. Approval of minutes of May 15, 2017 meeting.

2. Agreement with MS Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks.

3. Consideration of regulation for vacation rentals.

4. Approval of Memorandum of Understanding with MS Department of Transportation for the Upper Spillway Road Overlay.

5. Executive Session: Discussion of lease termination.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Vacation Bible Schools

My favorite annual list.  They are free and they are fun.  Take advantage of these local offerings.

River of Life -- Galactic Starveyors, 6/4 through 6/8
Lakeland Pres -- 6/5 through 6/8.
Fannin Baptist Church -- 6/5 through 6/8
Oakdale Baptist -- Galactic Starveyors, 6/11 to 6/16.
Pinelake -- Sports Camp, 6/12 through 6/15
Lakeside Pres -- Mindcraft, 6/12 through 6/16
Flowood Baptist -- Galactic Starveyors, 6/18 through 6/23
Liberty Baptist -- 6/19 through 6/23
St. Mark's UMC -- Adventure to Rome, 7/10 through 7/14
Vineyard Church -- 7/17 through 7/21

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Sunset Concert Series is Still ON!

1 June 2017
Sunset Concert Series finale still on for tonight
Chris Gill starts at 5:45 and Lisa Mills follows at Lakeshore Park

Tonight’s season finale of the Sunset Concert Series event will go on as scheduled, the Barnett Reservoir Foundation announced this morning. With diminishing rain chances forecast for the 5:45 start, the private non-profit group decided not to cancel.

Chris Gill, whose original concert on May 4 was postponed due to heavy thunderstorms, will start with his music that has made him one of the most popular local acts.

Hattiesburg native Lisa Mills, who now lives in Mobile, will close the night and the 2017 spring season.

“The combination of these two talents provides the perfect close to our first season,” said Foundation spokesman Bobby Cleveland. “We’ve had a great series, and have provided reservoir residents and visitors not only with great tunes but also a neighborhood feeling.”

Series sponsor The Crawfish King of Flowood will sell crawfish and shrimp dinners and the Foundation will sell beverages and hot dogs. No outside food and beverages will be allowed.
Admission is minimal —just $5 a carload and free to cars that have Reservoir tags. Walk-ups and bike-ins pay just a $1.

For more information on PRVWSD and Barnett Reservoir, visit
For information on the Barnett Reservoir Foundation, visit its website at

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Church Burglars Sentenced

Good reporting by Tom Hill in the Rankin County News.  The two women who burglarized St. Mark's United Methodist Church last June (remember this and this), made the delayed, but correct, decision to plead guilty.  On the eve of trial, Elizabeth Lauren Guy and Anna Paige Smith pleaded guilty and received 14 years, with 12 suspended.  Upon release, they will receive five years of probation.  Plus, they must each pay $2,500 in fines, of which $1000 will go to the church.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

New Pinelands PID Board

I can tell you the winners of the Hugh Ward/Pinelands PID election last night, though I don't have details at this point.  The candidates were:

  -- Lori Voss of Pinebrook
  -- Marion Alford of Gardens of Manship
  -- John Everitt, Jr. of Turtle Ridge
  -- Marti Morgan of Turtle Ridge
  -- Kevin Prince of Huntington Lake
  -- Nathaniel Landfair of Turtle Ridge
  -- Candy Hutchison of Turtle Ridge
  -- Robert Parrish of Huntington Lake

Voss, Alford, Everitt, Morgan, and Prince were elected.  Hutchinson and Parrish, both current members, were not re-elected.