Monday, March 27, 2017

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Good College Baseball in Pearl Tonight

Southern Miss baseball sits at 16-4, and comes off a three game sweep of No. 23 La Tech. Mississippi State holds a more modest 12-9 record, themselves swept this past weekend by Arkansas; still, they've won their last 5 non-conference games.

Tonight, they face off at Trustmark Park in Pearl.

Southern Miss will throw Taylor Braley (1-0, 3.38 ERA).  Mississippi State is more coy in announcing their starter.

First pitch is at 6:30 p.m.  Tickets can be purchased through the Mississippi Braves website, or at the ticket window.  $5 for po' folks; $14 for field level; $18 for dugout level; and $25 for big shots.  Good tickets still available.

Purchase tickets and get more info here.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Rez Sunset Concert Series Starts Thursday!

From PRVWSD publicity boss, Bobby Cleveland:

Barnett Reservoir Foundation's Sunset Concert Series presented by the Crawfish King debuts Thursday night at 6 at Lakeshore Park, featuring Jay Herrington. Six concerts over 12 weeks -- every other Thursday with differing genres of music at Lakeshore -- open to all but designed to give Rez residents an enjoyable neighborhood event at sunset. $5 per car but free for Rez tags; $1 walkup or bikes. There are $20 patron passes available to help sponsor the series.
Tunes, cold beer, hot boiled crawfish and shrimp. Hot dogs for kids.
Bring bag chairs, or blankets but leave coolers at home. 
Show some Rez pride and get behind this unique series and let's let it grow.
Here is a prior post about the concert series.  

Racin' for the Seed Around the Corner

The Mustard Seed raised over $35,000.00 through this race last year.  Check out the website here.  

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Coupon for Vintage Market Days

Check out the prior post here about the upcoming Vintage Market Days in Brandon.

If you are interested in going, Living Social has a coupon for you, here.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Road Work on Bob Anthony Parkway Finished

Media Release
For Immediate Release
15 March 2017

Upper Road Temporary Closure on Bob Anthony Parkway
Effective on Wednesday, March 15

The repair work that caused the northwest-bound upper lanes of Bob Anthony Parkway, also known as Spillway Road, to close at 9 a.m. on Wednesday was completed ahead of schedule and both lower and upper roads are flowing normally.

Rez Articles in the Weekly Leader

Pick up your copy of the Weekly Leader from the foot of your driveway and you'll see the following articles concerning the Rez:

 - Pearl man dies in Reservoir accident.  Concerns the fatal car wreck on the Causeway.  Rami Hausey lost his life.

 - Hartfield Academy announces plan for expansion & renovation.  A new high school building, science labs, 300+ seat theater and enhancing parking/traffic flow are all part of the plans.

 - Rez app ready for Apple devices.  See here.

 - Registration underway for Flowood golf tourney.  The Mayor's annual golf tournament is May 17 and 18.

 - Register now for Flowood Clay Shoot.  The Flowood Chamber wants you to bust some clay pigeons on March 30.

 - Flowood Chamber hosting Blood Drive April 7th.  At Chamber headquarters.

 - Keep the Rez Beautiful's 2017 Great American Cleanup.  See here.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Bob Anthony Parkway Will Be Two Lane Tomorrow

Media Release
For Immediate Release
14 March 2017
Upper Road Temporary Closure on Bob Anthony Parkway
Effective on Wednesday, March 15

The northwest-bound upper lanes of Bob Anthony Parkway, also known as Spillway Road, will close at 9 a.m. on Wednesday with all traffic rerouted to the lower road. The lower road will be converted to accommodate two-way traffic during this time. This closure is expected to end by 4 p.m. that same day. This closure is needed due to new equipment being delivered to and installed at the Reservoir Control Tower.

Drivers should plan ahead and expect delays. Please be careful, slow down and respect the workers in this area.

Hammond Playing at Cerami's

Rez Resident Dan Hammond will play live at Cerami's on Saturday, March 18, 2017, from 6 to 9 p.m. In honor of St. Patrick's day, he will play Irish songs along with some favorite oldies.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Armed Standoff at the Rez

There was an armed standoff in the Bellegrove subdivision on March 6, 2017.  It began as a domestic incident, where Anthony Todd Payne, a former Marine, held his estranged wife and two-year old child at gun point in their home.  The wife contacted police by dialing 911 and then hiding the phone with an open line.  When Rankin Sheriff's officers arrived, Payne threatened to shoot them.  Eventually, Payne released his wife and child, then peacefully surrendered.  According to the Rankin County News, "When the suspect was patted down, it was found he had numerous magazines for an AR rifle on him."  His home contained numerous weapons and a gas mask.  The suspect was wearing a ballistic vest.  

This could have been much worse.  Hats off to the brave men and women of law enforcement for resolving this matter without bloodshed.  

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Flowood Municipal Races Set

The qualifying deadline for municipal races passed last Friday.  In the city of Flowood, all incumbents qualified for re-election, and only one will face a challenger.  Mayor Rhoads and Aldermen Donald Flynt, Kathy Smith, Kirk McDaniel, and Dusty Rhoads are all unopposed.  Alderman Deron Harmon will face a challenger in Ebony Marshall.

137 total votes were cast in Deron's Ward during the last election (2013).  He didn't pull a majority of the total votes cast, but he had more (67 votes) than his two challengers (47 and 23, respectively).

Clarion Ledger article.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Out of the Earth Book Signing at Rez Library

Rez local, Pete Heard will be at the Spillway Reservoir Library on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. to sign copies of his book, Out of the Earth.  This memoir chronicles Pete's achievements, including his 52-year career devoted to furthering the goals of the modern conservation movement.  He is recognized as a role model for natural resource professionals and has been honored as an action-oriented, knowledgeable leader with a passion for resource management and exemplary public service.

Bringing Awareness to Bad Driving

There is this app called Nextdoor.  It can be described as a localized Facebook/Craigslist.  You can sign up for updates, or message to folks in your subdivision.  One resident in the Northshore area had enough with bad drivers on Northshore Parkway and sent this message to the bulletin boards of all Reservoir subdivisions.


After the wrecks that have happened recently and the speeding with near miss accidents I have witnessed in the last few years on Northshore Parkway, Action Must Be Taken!!!
I would like to to gather a group of interested persons, set a date to stand together for a few hours on Northshore Parkway holding signs about driving safe, in an effort to encourage drivers to slow down and be more careful on this road. 
Who can meet this Saturday at the Lakeshore Park at 10am for about 30 minutes to organize dates for holding the signs and coordinate sign making? All interested parties, please respond to this post. If this is not a good time please respond with your interest and a few times that work best for you.
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