Thursday, May 5, 2016

Ed Hannan Fundraiser

Judge Ed Hannan is having a fundraiser at Table 100 next week.  Judge Hannan is running for the Mississippi Court of Appeals.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Kids' Kayak Race

Garage Sales This Saturday!

Hidden Hills, Mill Creek, St. Mark's UMC Church, and Basswood (off Holly Bush Road) are all having large garage sales this weekend.

If there are others, let me know.

Friday, April 29, 2016

PRVWSD Board Minutes March 2016

Below are the minutes from the PRVWSD Board of Directors' March meeting.  These minutes were approved and published at the April 21 Board meeting.  Highlights include:

   -- All bids for the Goshen Springs boat ramp pier upgrades came in over budget. Therefore, all bids were rejected and the project will be rebid.

   -- A stormwater improvement project at Old Trace Park also came in over bid.  The sole bid received was rejected and it will not be rebid.

   -- The June 18 Gogo's Breast Cancer Foundation Glow Run at Old Trace Park received a special alcohol permit.

   -- The Board discussed three different tracts of land around Twin Harbor Subdivision in Madison County off Rice Road.  The developer of the proposed tracts seeks to build residential neighborhoods on those three tracts.  The PRVWSD voted to approve staff recommendations of 1600 square foot minimums for one tract, 2000 square foot minimums for the second, and 2400 square foot minimums for the third.  One member of the Board, Jennifer Hall, indicated the square foot minimums would likely harm the property values of the homes in the existing neighborhoods if they were not increased.  The recommendations were accepted with a vote of 11-1.

   -- The Board accepted a bid of $637,400.00 for phase two of the Pelahatchie Bay dredging project.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Get Rid of Unwanted Prescription Meds

Here is a press release from District Attorney Michael Guest:

Take Back Your Meds Day, April 30



For Immediate Release
Thursday, April 28, 2016

For more information, please contact
Michael Guest at (601) 825-1472 or mguest@daguest.com


The Madison Police Department, Ridgeland Police Department, Madison County Sheriff’s Department, and the Madison/Rankin County District Attorney’s Office, in conjunction with Leadership Madison County’s D4 Team, announce “Take Back Your Meds” day on Saturday, April 30, 2016.  If you have unused, unwanted, or expired prescription drugs, you can turn them in at designated collection areas, no questions asked.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Restaurants Participating In Taste of Flowood

Here is the list of restaurants participating in tomorrow's Taste of Flowood.  Look at the below posts for details.


Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Taste of Flowood Info

Here is the 411 on the Taste of Flowood!

Thursday, April 28th
Taste of Flowood
Mirror Lake Plaza
2829 Lakeland Drive
(behind Ergon)
This event is limited, advance ticket purchase recommended
Tickets: $25.00 each
Table of 8: $250
Group rates available for 10 or more tickets
Click HERE to purchase tickets

5:30pm-8:00pm

Monday, April 25, 2016

More Troubling News on the Crime Front

Below are two posts from Facebook.  I haven't obtained permission from the original poster, though it is obvious s/he intends to spread the word, so I just blurred the name and other identifying info.  Be safe out there, neighbors.  This persons lives in Greenway Estates off of Fannin Landing Circle.

Windrose Crime

The following was reported on social media this weekend:

There has been a rash of burglaries lately in the Lakeshore at Windrose neighborhood. Items have been taken out of beds of trucks, off porches and even a motor taken off a parked boat. Keep an eye out for anything suspicious.

This is typical crime in the Rez area. Great advice is to always keep your vehicles locked if parked outside overnight.  Usually, the thieves will go for the easy take, and not risk breaking into a locked vehicle.  

Friday, April 22, 2016

Session Recap from MS Senate

The Lt. Governor's office sent out the following press release summarizing the work accomplished at the MS Senate this past session.  Enjoy.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: April 21, 2016

SESSION ENDS WITH COMPREHENSIVE TAX REFORM, EXPANDING EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

JACKSON – The 2016 legislative session ended today with lawmakers passing the largest tax relief package in state history and continuing to expand access to educational opportunities.
Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves successfully advocated for a flatter and fairer tax policy to grow the state’s economy and offer an estimated $610 million in tax relief for individuals and businesses over the next decade. 

“Mississippi’s long-term economic health relies on a tax policy that makes our businesses more competitive in the marketplace and entices more job creators to locate here,” Lt. Gov. Reeves said. “I appreciate the work of Speaker Gunn to help give Mississippians the opportunity to keep their hard-earned dollars in their pockets to spend at home. I look forward to Gov. Bryant signing this historic measure into law.”

Under the Taxpayer Pay Raise Act, all taxpayers will see a tax cut. Senate Bill 2858, reduced income taxes, eliminated the franchise tax and reduced the tax burden on self-employed Mississippians.
The plan, which saves Mississippians $415 million over 10 years, includes:

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Coco Returns Home

Everyone's favorite rescued dog, Coco, continues to improve.  Read up on her background story here. The latest Clarion Ledger article includes a heartwarming picture.

Coco is home.
When the 10-year-old Beagle mix was brought to the Animal Emergency and Referral Center in Flowood, veterinarians promised to fight for her life, but the prognosis was iffy.
She was wagging her tail and wanted to be a part of things, but she had sustained severe airway burns in a house fire.
The dog had already been through a miracle by most standards -- after knocking down the fully-involved Easter morning blaze at 203 Lotus Drive, Reservoir firefighters had found her still alive under a bunk bed and pulled her from the home. For anything to live through that kind of fire is almost unbelievable. Firefighters administered oxygen to CoCo.
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To donate to the Gabbie Little Fund to help CoCo and other animals like her, call the Animal Emergency Center at (601) 939-8999. Donations can be made by cash, check or credit card.
To help the Henderson family, visit their GoFundMe page or contact Michelle Faulkner at (601) 812-9792 or michellefaulknerrn@gmail.com.

PRVWSD Meeting Agenda

Below is the agenda for the PRVWSD Board of Director's Meeting, starting in about an hour.


Paws & Claws 5K

Locals, @SisuRace performs the race timing for the Paws and Claws 5K next weekend.  The race opens up the Mississippi Cajun Fest (see post below).  While the entry fee is steep, do not fear, it includes entry into the festival (its non-stop music and its all-you-can-eat crawfish).  Plus, the proceeds go to the Old Trace Dog Park at the Rez.  Go here to get more info and to register.

The race starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 30.  Get to stretching.