Thursday, October 31, 2013

Per the City of Flowood and Flowood Chamber

Kids Night Out has been RESCHEDULED for Friday, November 1st from 5:30pm-8:00pm at Liberty Park (behind the Flowood YMCA).  FREE admission. 

Ratliff Ferry Trading Post Still For Sale!

$650,000.00, with terms available, is the latest I know.

Trick or Treating Update

As of right now (7:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 31, 2013), this is what I know:

There is a 90% chance of rain beginning at 5 p.m.  Between noon and then, it increases from 45% to 80%. Thundershowers and winds over 15 MPH (in some cases 22 MPH).

As reported yesterday, the neighborhoods along Hugh Ward, Palisades, Reservoir East, Blackstone and Mill Creek Place held trick-or-treating last night.  It went well.

The following neighborhoods and entities will hold their festivities today, unless it is storming, and then they will move it to Friday:

-  City of Flowood Kids Night Out at Liberty Park
-  Marblehead Subdivision
-  Castlewood Subdivision
-  Hidden Hills Subdivision

If anyone has an update on the PRVWSD leasehold lands, let me know.  Did anyone trick or treat there last night?

Northwest Rankin Baseball Team Fundraiser

We've turned this into a Thanksgiving tradition at our house.  The team does a great job with these.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Trick or Treating?

The weather forecast for the 39047 zip code for Halloween night is 80 percent chance of rain with thunderstorms and gusty breezes.  Not the type of weather to send your kids out in.  So, what to do about trick-or-treating?  

I previously posted about the City of Flowood Kids Night Out.  The City is not making a decision until tomorrow at noon on whether to move the event to Friday, November 1.  Neither Rankin County nor the PRVWSD have issued a formal declaration on trick-or-treating, not that they are required to.  Meanwhile, the City of Ridgeland is having trick-or-treating tonight.

My wife, who is usually better informed than I on this type of thing, tells me Avalon, Farmington Station, Turtle Ridge and Regatta moved up trick or treating to today for their residents.  I just passed a sign on Hugh Ward that indicates all neighborhoods on Hugh Ward would be trick-or-treating tonight.  Castlewoods and Hidden Hills, I am told, stated trick-or-treating will go on as planned Thursday, but if storming, it will be moved to Friday.  Millcreek Place will trick or treat tonight.  Blackstone and Reservoir East will be trick-or-treating tonight.  A commentor on Jackson Jambalaya stated Palisades will be trick-or-treating tonight.  

Readers, if you know anything, post it in the comments.

Kids Night Out Update

The following is the complete text from a City of Flowood notice regarding Kids Night Out:

"If by noon on Thursday it still looks like rain we will postpone KID'S NIGHT OUT and will have it on Friday Nov. 1 / 5:30 - 8:00 Any Questions call 601-992-4440"

Ribbon Cutting for The Blake

The Blake is having its ribbon cutting on November 4, 2013, at 10 a.m.  This would be a great time to check this place out if you are curious.

Red Beans and Rice Festival for Stewpot

If you need a break from barbecue on Saturday, a good place to take it is Trustmark Park for the Red Beans and Rice Festival, benefiting Stewpot.  From the website:

Trustmark's Red Beans and Rice Celebration has become one of Jackson's most anticipated fall events. Each year, over 30 restaurants, congregations, professionals, and individuals vie for the coveted title of Best Red Beans Recipe In Town. Planned by a hard-working committee of volunteers and sponsored by Jackson's finest corporate citizens, this family festival offers good, clean fun for everyone! The festival also includes prizes for Best Dressed Booth and for Best Costume.Music is also one of the many highlights of the event. Past performers include Eddie Cotton, Colour Revolt, The Vamps, and many others.

Go Hobnob in the Coliseum

Thursday morning, were you planning on attending the Mississippi Economic Council's annual Hobnob Mississippi?  Normally held at the Ag Museum on Lakeland Drive, due to inclement weather, it has been moved to the Mississippi Coliseum.  Read all about the move here, includes a schedule of speakers, etc.  

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Smokin on the Rez this Weekend!

For more information (or links) about this event, go to the Barnett Reservoir Foundation website, check out any of my previous posts here and here (oh, and here), or google "Smokin on the Rez".  

Candy Donations Needed

*UPDATE:  Inclement weather is moving in.  Thursday evening is expected to be stormy.  The City of Flowood will make a decision on the Kids Night Out of Thursday.  Stay tuned for updates here or at the City of Flowood's webpage.  

The Flowood Parks and Recreation Department is accepting donations of candy for Kids Night Out.

Kids Night Out is a FREE event hosted by The City of Flowood and Parks & Recreation Department.  The event will be held on Thursday, October 31st from 5:30pm-8:00pm at Liberty Park.
Donations may be dropped off at The Chamber of Flowood office by Wednesday at noon. 

Parents, Read This

Stumbled across this website, (here is the Flowood specific page).  It lists the restaurants in Flowood that have kids' meal specials.  Undoubtedly, there are more in the Reservoir area. For example, I know Lenny's Sub Shop has a kids special on Sundays.  If you know of more, please list them here.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Fit To Lead 5K Costumed Race Photos.

Organized foot races were once (in the not-too-distant-past) an anomaly in the Reservoir area.  Now, they are regularly scheduled.  The Flowood YMCA just held its big race of the year, the Fit to Lead 5K. Turnout, even for a cold, cold morning, was good.  In addition to the 5K run, there is also a 5K walk, a 1 mile run run for 12 and younger, and a kids triathlon.  Results and photographs from the Halloween themed, costumed race are found at this link.  

More races are coming up.  This weekend, Community Bank put together a 5K run/walk to benefit the Little Lighthouse.  Registration form here.  The race starts at 8 a.m. at the Dogwood Branch of Community Bank. 

To close out the year, there is also a Hearts of Compassion race in Ridgeland that morning.
A Titan Tech 5K in Ridgeland on 11/16;
A Glow Run in Brandon on 11/21
A Strides for Seizures 5K in Liberty Park, Flowood on 11/23

Kids Night Out this Thursday

Thursday is the City of Flowood's Kid's Night Out.  According to Parks and Rec Director, Greg Wilcox, they are expecting upwards of 5,000 at this event.  The City of Flowood always hosts a great party.  From the City's website:

Kid’s Night Out - Halloween Alternative

October 31 > 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Fun for the whole family! Liberty Park (Behind the Flowood YMCA)
Space Jumps, Petting Zoo, Train Rides, Face Painting, Food, Entertainment and More...
MC'S - MISS 103 & Oldies 105.1          FREE TO THE PUBLIC!

Upward Basketball and Cheerleading

Tomorrow is the last day to sign up for Upward Basketball and Cheerleading through Pinelake.  Registration Form below:


Friday, October 25, 2013

Final Stop of the Overlay Speaking Tour

I will present to my home club, the Flowood Rotary Club, on Tuesday, October 29, 2013, noon at Table 100.  The topic will be the Reservoir Community District (Overlay), its past, present, and projected future. Come as my guest.  It's a free lunch at Table 100, how can you go wrong?  I'm not there to advocate or attack the RCD; rather, I'm there to provide information and answer questions.  My law practice includes significant experience with real property law, including experience in zoning matters and covenant enforcement.  That, coupled with my experience of covering the RCD here on The Rez News, gives me an enhanced perspective I am willing to share.  

The Places to Be Tonight

MS Natural Science Museum Park After Dark

MS Children's Museum Park After Dark

The Dark Zone.

Lake Harbor Volunteer Fire Department Haunted House

Jackson's Zoo Boo at the Zoo

Resurrection of the Voodoo Zombies Halloween Party at Cool Water Catering (Shuckers' Party is Tomorrow night)

Cherokee Inn's 7th Annual Halloween Bash

Brandon High School for their match-up against the Fighting Brett Favres.

Adult Dodgeball

If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball.

Make sure you sign the waiver of liability in case someone makes you bleed your own blood.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

YMCA Community Partners

Like many folks in the community, I am a member of the YMCA.  I work out (sporadically) at the Reservoir Y because it is on my way home, and I rarely have to fight for a treadmill there.  I also know the Y is an outstanding community partner: it's child care and summer camps are the best value in the Jackson metro area; it employs our youth as counselors, child care workers, and lifeguards; it raises funds so that qualified families can send their children to camp on scholarship, etc.

For those that choose to take advantage of all it has to offer, the YMCA itself is an incredible value. Here is one of the ways:  Above is a listing off all the Y's Community Partners.  You can save significant amounts of money by utilizing these partners.  For example:

     - 10% off an oil change at Car Care Clinic
     - 15% off at El Potrillo
     - 1/2 off an entree at Jo's Diner
     - $1.00 subs at Lenny's
     - 10% off at Legends
     - 20% off pop in playtime at Pump it Up
     - 20% off Safeway Cleaners
     - 10% off at Subway
     - 10% off at Stinky Feet

Most of the above my family uses on a monthly, if not weekly basis (especially Lenny's and El Potrillo).  If you are a member, take advantage of these great deals.  If you are not a member, consider joining. Information here.  

St. Mark's UMC 40th Anniversary

I guess that would put the establishment of St. Mark's at 1973.  Congratulations to a wonderful community partner and House of God.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Goodies from the Weekly Chamber Email

The Flowood Chamber's weekly email update is full of goodies this week.  Among them reminders for:

- Lake Harbor Volunteer Fire Department's Haunted House this Friday and Saturday.  $5 a person.  Directions on the link.

- Fit to Lead 5K by the Flowood YMCA this Saturday morning.

-  The City of Flowood's Kid's Night Out, October 31 at Liberty Park, from 5:30 to 8 p.m.  It's an alternative to trick-of-treating, complete with candy, jumpies, all sorts of good stuff.

- Ribbon cutting for Jackson Prep's new Centre for Arts and Leadership, Tuesday, October 29, 10:30 a.m. at Prep.

- Business After Hours on Tuesday, October 29 at the Holiday Inn at Trustmark Park from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Door Prizes, Face Painting, DJ, Food, and its all free.

- River Oaks HMA Pink Party honoring breast cancer survivors, November 1 at noon at River Hills Country Club.  Engaging stories, sophisticated games, door prizes, etc.

Community Bank 5K on Saturday morning, November 2 beginning at the Dogwood Branch and running up and down the East Metro Parkway.  It benefits the Little Lighthouse.

-  2013 Fall Business Expo on November 5 at the Clyde Muse Center (Hinds CC-Rankin Campus) from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

B.A.S.S. Still Considering the Rez for Future Events

Despite one of its professionals being senselessly murdered during a robbery attempt, B.A.S.S. officials still considering the Barnett Reservoir as a destination for future tournaments.

Mississippi Business Journal Blog Post.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

House Resolution Honoring PRVWSD President, Jack Winstead

This is old news (2011), but for those who have not read it before and are not familiar with PRVWSD Board of Directors President, Jack Winstead, it's a good way to get to know him.  Below is HB 128, a Concurrent Resolution, passed during the 2011 Session.

PRVWSD Board September 2013 Minutes

Below are the minutes from the September 19, 2013, meeting of the Board of Directors of the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District.  Of note (and there's not much):

     - Trustmark foreclosed on Arbor Landing Marina and it now will be operated by the PRVWSD.
     - Central Mississippi Planning & Development District is coming along with the Master Plan.
     - Jack Winstead continues as Board President

Monday, October 21, 2013

That's a Wrap on the Bassmaster Central Open

Floridian Randall Tharp wins the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open held at the Rez.  What a life! The man is sponsored by Chevy and Costa, among others, and he travels the nation, fishing for a living.


Tharp Goes Wire-To-Wire To Win At The Ross Barnett

Touring pro Randall Tharp was the epitome of consistency at Ross Barnett Reservoir during the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open.
After catching 13- pound-plus limits the first two days of the tournament and holding the lead each day, Tharp followed up on the final day with a 12-pound, 11-ounce limit to win the Open and the top prize of a Triton 19XS/Mercury 200 Pro XS package worth $40,000 and $6,315 in cash. His three-day catch of 41-15 also earned him a berth in the 2014 Bassmaster Classic and the Central Opens points standings title.

Read more here.

Boo at the Zoo

This weekend will be a busy one for Fall/Halloween Festivals.  I'll try to tell you all about them in this blog.


Community Block Party

River of Life Church is hosting a Community Block Party on Saturday, October 26, 2013, on the Church grounds from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.  Games, hayrides, bouncy houses, a trunk or treat.  Go to this website, there is a video with more information.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Groundbreakings for Two Historic Museums

On Thursday, October 24, 2013, beginning at 10 a.m., the Mississippi Department of Archives and History will hold the groundbreaking for two museums, 1) the Museum of Mississippi History, and 2) the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.  There will be food, music, children's activities, shovels, etc.

From the MDAH webpage:

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Teen Confesses to Murdering Professional Fisherman

James “Jimmy” Johnson

Professional fisherman, James "Jimmy" Johnson of Ganado, Texas, was staying at a Motel 6 in Jackson, Mississippi, while preparing to compete in the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Pro Central Open Tournament on the Reservoir.  He was murdered when he went to investigate someone burglarizing his boat.  Today, a Jackson teen confessed to shooting Johnson in the face.  Said teen is charged with capital murder.  See WAPT's coverage here.  Further coverage can be found here

Shooting in Reservoir East

A domestic disturbance in the Reservoir East subdivision (off Holly Bush Road) involving a shooting led to a medivac helicopter airlifting the victim to an area hospital.  The shooting occured around 6:30 p.m. yesterday.  According to WLBT, the shooter was a 59 year old resident of the house; the victim was his 29 year old son in law.  Sheriff Brian Bailey stated, "it started out as a verbal argument and [] escalated to where the homeowner felt the need to defend himself and pulled a weapon and [shot] the victim in the face."
No charges have been filed against the shooter at this time.

WLBT's story here.

WAPT has video.

Clarion-Ledger here.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Barnett Reservoir Foundation

The Barnett Reservoir Foundation (BRF)has been mentioned before on this blog.  That non-profit is the driving force behind the popular Independence Day Celebration at the Reservoir, the Reservoir Car Tags, and the up coming Smokin on the Rez BBQ Competition and Blues Festival.  I imagine the BRF Board members would tell you they are independent from the PRVWSD, though work closely with them to accomplish common goals.  The Board members for the BRF are as follows:

Buddy Medlin, President
Homer Burns, Vice President
Rayford Hudson, Secretary/Treasure
Doug Berry
Gene Delcomyn
Paul Chamblee
Jeff Roberts
Pam Reeves
Dale Sheppard
Bobby Cleveland
Kenny Windham
I encourage you to check out the BRF webpage, which you can find here.  The Facebook Page is here.  It is also on Twitter (They've been tweeting since March and only have 4 followers. Come on, readers, help them out!).  There you will find a good bit of information about an organization doing good in our community.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Update on Academy

It is impossible to miss the new construction taking place at the corner of Flowood Drive and Old Fannin Road.  That is the future home of Academy Sports.  According to the City of Flowood, the store will be between 72,000 and 74,000 square feet and is estimated to bring in $20 million in revenue annually.  It will face Lakeland Drive.  Academy Sports is anticipated to open by April 2014.  

According to one news report, the construction work will also include a boulevard connecting Old Fannin Road and Flowood Drive (I guess diagonally).  Academy Sports will sit on one side of the boulevard, while a TBD store will sit on the other.  

Whitetails Unlimited Banquet

The Rankin County Chapter of Whitetails Unlimited is having their annual banquet Saturday, October 26, 2013, at the City of Brandon Civic Center, 1000 Municipal Drive, Brandon, Mississippi.  The games, raffle and social hour begins at 5:30, with a dinner of pulled pork and chicken served at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $45 for a single.  Add your wife or child for another $25.  The deadline for ordering tickets is a week from today.

Rankin County Republican Club Meets Tonight

The Rankin County Republican Club, an informal social gathering of Rankin County conservatives, meets tonight at El Potrillo, beginning at 5:30 p.m.  Appetizers and drink specials (for the non-drivers).

Friday, October 11, 2013

Table 100 Unveils New Early Bird Menu

I also recommend the early bird menu at Amerigo (4 to 6 p.m.); especially if you must feed your kids.  $3 for a kids pizza, drink included.  You can't buy a happy meal for that.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Deep Fried State Fair

I wonder if there is a "Carnival Cog Coffee Klatch" where fair workers sit around thinking what they can deep fry next.

As far as food goes, I always buy the ribeye sandwich from the Cattlemen's Association, but that's just because they are a local and they need the dues.  My secretary is a fan of Takem Outem, and my wife always gets Penns.  What are your suggestions?

The Dark Zone Begins This Friday


The Crossgates Exchange Club hosts The Dark Zone (aka Screamfest 2013) at the Frank Bridges Soccer Fields behind Rogers-Dabbs Chevrolet beginning this Friday evening.  It will run every Friday and Saturday night until October 26. The cost is $8 a person.  It opens at 7 p.m., and doesn't close "until they run out of victims" [insidious laugh, insidious laugh].  Concessions available.  Not recommended for children 5 and under.  The Exchange Club has put on The Dark Zone for a long time; just last year they had over 3,500 visitors.  It has its own website, so check it out!

Check out the Exchange Club of Crossgates here.  Their mission:    Exchange, America's Service Club, is a group of men and women working together to make our communities better places to live through programs of service in Americanism, Community Service, Charities, Youth Activities, and its national project, the Prevention of Child Abuse. 

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Lake Harbor Fire Department Haunted House

Beginning not this weekend, but the next!  I've never done this one.  Anyone who has care to give a review?

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

PRVWSD October Board Meeting

The Pearl River Valley Water Supply District meets October 17, 2013, at the Leake County Water Park in Lena, Mississippi.  Call letter below.

Dog Park Opening This Saturday

CARA has the grand opening of its dog park this Saturday at 10 a.m.  It's not exactly in this area, however, it does purport itself to be the first unleased dog park in the Jackson Metro Area.  Invite below.  The Rankin County Animal Adoption Foundation is hard at work trying to bring a dog park to Rankin County.

Monday, October 7, 2013

St. Mark's UMC Fall Fest

Mark your calendar for Sunday, October 20, 2013, St. Mark's UMC Fall Fest, from 3 to 5 p.m.  Train and hay rides, a mechanical bull, obstacle course, inflatables, games, costume parade, pumpkin carving contest, pie bake off and a trunk or treat.  Admission:  One bag of candy!  

Friday, October 4, 2013

Fellow Hunters, Please Read this Post

The below email from the Mississippi Wildlife Federation explains it better than I can.  Local participating processors are The Outfitter in Florence, The Buck Shop in Flora, Rack Shack in Canton and Sportsman's Deer Processing in Canton.  I'm sorry to see that neither Van's or Lee's participates.

The Mississippi Wildlife Federation’s Hunter’s Harvest Program is giving Mississippi deer hunters the opportunity to share their harvest with those less fortunate.  It is estimated that some 400,000 Mississippians, including over 93,000 children, live below the federal poverty line and receive emergency food each year.  Donated deer venison supplies a low-cost source of protein that is often lacking in the diets of needy Mississippi families.  The Hunter’s Harvest Program works with deer hunters and participating deer processors from across the state to provide a network for the donation, processing, and distribution of venison harvested by Mississippi sportsmen.  The donated venison is distributed through the Mississippi Food Network to their member agencies operating food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters and other social services agencies across the state.

A hunter can choose to donate all or a portion of their harvest to the program in one of several ways.  The hunter can “pitch in a pound” wherein they donate a portion of their processed order to the program or they can donate an entire deer and either pay the processing fees themselves or request that the Hunter’s Harvest Program pay the expenses for processing.  The venison is then ground and kept in frozen storage until it is picked up by a designated charity for use in that charity’s food program.  Every pound of venison donated to the program provides four meals for needy Mississippians.  Last year alone, the program provided over 40,000 meals for families in need. 

To find a participating processor in your area or to make a financial contribution to the Hunter’s Harvest Program, visit our website at contact the Mississippi Wildlife Federation at (601) 605-1790.

(emphasis added).

Activities for This Weekend

Okay, lots going on., and this is just the tip of the iceberg.

Demo Days at the Mississippi Craft Center.  Artists start demonstrating their skills at 10 a.m.  All weekend.

How about the Affordable Care Jubilee!  Held at the Hinds-Jackson Comprehensive Health Center, beginning at 1 p.m. today (Friday).  Get all your questions answered by folks who know what's going on with Obamacare, like Cong. Bennie Thompson.  Fun times.

An evening with Leo Kottke, at Duling Hall tonight (Friday), beginning at 8 a.m.

NWR Softball Team's Garage Sale at the Highschool. Starts at 7 a.m. on Saturday.

Don't feel like shopping, try the "Chasing Tail" 5K in Pearl.  Starts a 8 a.m. at Trustmark Park.  For those curious, Chasing Tail benefits RideABILITY, therapeutic horseriding for those with mental or physical disabilities.

There is also a Fund Run for the Girls, sponsored by Kinkades in Ridgeland.  Starts at 8 a.m. on Saturday at Kinkades Fine Clothing.

Brandon Craft Fair at the Nativity Lutheran Church in Brandon.  It's sort of a big deal.  Starts at 9 a.m.

Chapel of the Cross A Day in the Country in Madison is all day Saturday.  5K run starts early, festivities continue all day.  Awesome festival (so long as the rain holds off).

The Mississippi State Fair is going on all weekend.  Opens at 10 a.m., I believe.

Nichols Boyd Pumpkin Patch tours start at 10 a.m. on Saturdays and 1 p.m. on Sundays.

Had enough of the Government Shutdown and want to get out of town.  Head to the Downtown Vicksburg Fall Festival.  Live music, sidewalk vendors, shopping, food, etc.   Saturday.

Casting Crowns Saturday night at the Mississippi Coliseum.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

NWR Lady Cougars Softball Team Holding Garage Sale this Saturday

The Northwest Rankin Lady Cougars Softball Team is hosting a garage sale this Saturday, from 7 a.m. to noon at the Northwest Rankin High School parking lot.  If you would like to clean out your garage and donate any items for sale, you can drop them off that morning.  The Lady Cougars thank you for your support of the team.

Deer Season Opened Tuesday on PRVWSD lands.

Unimproved PRVWSD property, unless explicitly noted, is open to the public for general recreational use, i.e., hiking, fishing, bird watching, exploring, etc.  Much of that acreage is also available for hunting. You can go to the PRVWSD website for more information on hunting regulations and maps.

New this year, the PRVWSD opened up small tracts of land previously closed to hunting.  These tracts are close to residential or high traffic areas.  These tracts can only be hunted by those drawn by the PRVWSD and who pay a special permit fee.  Hunting on these tracts is allowed by archery equipment only.  

If you like to experience PRVWSD property during this time of year, be advised of these new tracts. Below, I've posted maps of them.  Any questions you have about these tracts should be directed to the PRVWSD.

Redeeming the Season Women's Event at Lakeland Pres

Lakeland Presbyterian Church hosts a Women's Event later in October.  From the Church's website:

Ladies, make plans to be at the church Tuesday evening, 
October 22nd
.  Learn how to stop dreading the holidays and start redeeming the season.

Kim Weir and Pam McCune, authors of the book Redeeming the Season, have hosted events from coast-to-coast and have been featured on Focus on the Family.  They are bringing their live presentation Heart of Christmas to Lakeland Presbyterian.  With humor and energy, these Texas girls present ideas that put the emphasis back on the true heart of Christmas, your family and the Savior Jesus Christ.  They share unique ways to embrace the best of the holidays for women in every season of life. Make a list of friends to invite.

5:30 - 6:30 Catered Dinner, Fellowship and Shopping 
6:45 - Program in the Sanctuary

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the church.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Barbecue Network Judge Training Class this Saturday

It's not too late to take part in the Barbecue network Judge Training Class.  This looks like a palatable way to get involved.

Recent Homeowners Association Case from Court of Appeals

The Mississippi Attorney General gave his seal of approval to the Rankin County Board of Supervisors two weeks ago for the “Reservoir Community District”.  As a result, the RCD (aka, the Overlay) went into effect yesterday, October 1, 2013.  Don’t expect big changes immediately, however.  Implementation will take time according to the Rankin County Office of Community Development. 

In the meantime, I noticed the case of Kephart v. Northbay Property Owners Ass’n, ___ So. 3d ___, 2013 WL 5313165 (Miss. Ct. App. Sept. 24, 2013), came down the wire.  This case – on a related note – offers guidance to homeowners being affected by actions of their neighborhood homeowners' associations, or homeowners' associations seeking to further limit use of property within the respective subdivision.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Bring Me Your Halloween Events

I want this blog to be a repository for all Halloween events in the area.  Haunted houses, pumpkin patches, festivals, whatever.  If you know of an event, comment here, and I will collect all the information and put it into a single, easy to read post.  I've already posted about the Ag Museum's pumpkin patch, and Nichols-Boyd.  Below was one of my favorites from last year, the Natural Science Musuem,'s Park After Dark.  The Museum really went all out to provide a fun trick-or-treating experience for the kids.  We loved it, and plan to go back again this year.  

Park after Dark 
Friday, October 25th from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Wear your costume and participate in: spooky science, creepy 
arts and crafts, and trick-or-treating at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science and the Mississippi Children's Museum.

Admission: $8 per person.