Check out these stories in this week's Rankin County News:
-- Pet survives Reservoir home fire. The incredible story of the Turtle Creek pet rescue. "The family may lose everything, [but] seeing their pet survive makes a big difference". ---> my favorite quote from Assistant Fire Chief Josh Swales. See earlier blog post here.
-- Report of burglary leads to attorney's arrest. So, it turns out the drive-by shooting in Pinebrook Subdivision was no random act. Meet Drew Hassin: Pinebrook resident, star Jackson Free Press advertiser, and fellow member of the Bar. Mr. Hassin apparently had some issues with counterfeit bills being passed through his house, shootings, drug paraphernalia and disappearing "small plastic baggies". He was charged with misdemeanor possession of counterfeit bank notes with intent to utter.
-- Water taxi on the Reservoir? Linda Horton writes a good article on the grant to fund the proposed water taxi.
-- Alligator hunting seasons for 2016 proposed. A total of 920 permits will be up for grabs this season.
-- Mustard Seed plans benefit marathon. Actually a duathlon, not a marathon, and it's this weekend.