Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Vacation Bible Schools in Rez Area

I know I will fail to provide info or a link to all of them.  Therefore, if your church's info is not below, write it in the comments and I will add to the body of the post.

River of Life Church. 6/5 through 6/9, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  For four year olds through 6th grade. Details and registration form here.

Fannin Baptist Church.  6/5 through 6/9.  Register here.

Lakeside Pres.  6/6 through 6/10. 9 a.m. to Noon.  Register here.

Fannin Methodist Church.  6/6 through 6/10, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (additional info, including registration info, would be appreciated).

St. Mark's.  6/12 through 6/16, from 5:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m., for three year olds through kids entering 6th grade.  Find more info on their latest bulletin here.

Lakeland Pres.  6/13 through 6/16. 4 year olds through kids exiting 5th grade.

Pinelake Church.  Sports Camp. 6/13 through 6/16, 6 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.  Details here.

Flowood Baptist Church.  6/26 through 6/30, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  Ages three through 6th grade. Details here.

Vineyard Church.  7/11 through 7/15 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Details here.

Pinelake Church. 1st and 2d grade kids Summer Camp at Twin Lakes in Florence.  (Not a traditional VBS, but I thought I'd put the info out there anyway)  7/25 through 7/27. Cost is $200. Details here.

Pinelake Church. 3d through completed 5th grade kids Summer Camp at Twin Lakes in Florence. (Again, not a traditional VBS, but now you know all about it). 7/27 through 7/30.  Cost is $300. Details here.

St. Peter's By the Lake.  7/17 through 7/20.  Keep checking on their homepage for more info (if anyone has more info, let me know).

Monday, May 30, 2016

Accident on Spillway Backs Up Traffic

Six folks were injured in a multi-car accident on the Spillway on Saturday, as reported by Scott Simmons and Brittany Bell of WAPT.  The accident occurred around 3:40 p.m.  Let's hope no one is hurt.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Rez Articles in Rankin County News

The Rankin County News had a number of important articles concerning the Rez in its latest edition, including:

  --  Huge crowd turns out for '16 Flowood Festival.  Recap of Flowood's big family fest.
  --  Rez to charge entrance fees.  On Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays through Labor Day, the PRVWSD to charge $5 per vehicle at Old Trace, Pelahatchie Shores, and Lakeshore Parks.
  --  Drowning at Primos Lakes in Flowood.  18 year old Melvin Mangum, Jr., drowned after his fishing boat capsized in Primos Lake.
  -- Sheriff's Office Undersheriff McBroom retires.  Long-time sheriff's department employee, Ken McBroom retires and is replaced with Rez resident, Raymond Duke.
  --  Board says "No" to jug fishing.  PRVWSD Board denies jug fishing in Pelahatchie Bay.
  --  Hartfield Academy announces Varsity Head Football Coach.  Jeff McFerran was named as the new head football coach at Hartfield.  Former Vandy and Memphis Tiger takes the reigns this season.
  --  NWR Cougar Basketball Camp.  Check the paper for details about summer camps offered through NWR HS.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Groundbreaking Ceremony for Phase II of East Metro Pkwy

Attend today's groundbreaking ceremony for Phase II of the East Metro Parkway, which will eventually connect Dogwood Marketplace to Highway 80 in Pearl/Brandon.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Rankin County School Board Agendas

The Rankin County School Board has updated its website slightly.  Previous agendas for regular and specially called meetings are available through BoardBook at this website.  Unfortunately, I could not find where the approved minutes are posted online.  If a link to minutes comes to my attention, I will pass it on.  Still, it is interesting to see past agendas.

I could find even less from the Pearl School Board. If anyone has a link to the approved minutes of either of these government organizations, which constitute the official action of the school boards, let me know.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

RCSD Parent's Survey

Parents of Rankin County School District children!  The District wants to hear from you.  Here is a link to a survey for the parents to complete.

Monday, May 23, 2016

New Sports Bar in Flowood

CaddyShanks Interactive Sports Pub recently opened in Flowood next to the Flowood Chamber of Commerce and Half Shell Oyster House.  It looks like a unique new business to the area.  Here is the corporate website.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Flowood's EZ 87.7 FM Broadcasting Live From FFF

EZ 87.7 FM, the Flowood radio station, will broadcast live from Flowood Family Fest this Saturday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.  Their booth will be set up near the food booths close to the stage.

From 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., Jackie Thompson will broadcast live his Hour of the 50's.  From 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Gearshift Gary will broadcast live his Saturday Nite Sessions.

You are encouraged to stop by the booth, say hi to Jackie and Gary, make a request.  Who knows, you could become part of the show.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Flowood Family Fest

Flowood Family Fest is Saturday.  There is a lot going on with it, including:

  -- Multi-platinum country music star Josh Turner (he takes the stage at 8:45 p.m.);
  -- County music star, and MS native, Jeff Bates (he takes the stage at 7:15 p.m.);
  -- Arts and Crafts Festival, typically held as a separate event in Dogwood Marketplace, has been integrated into FFF;
  -- All the typical aspects of FFF that make it best festival around, including free admission;

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Vote for Reid Humphreys!

Local boy, Reid Humphreys is a finalist for the CSpire Boo Ferris Trophy awarded to the most outstanding collegiate baseball player in the State of Mississippi.  Reid played high school ball at Northwest Rankin.  Now, he's tearing it up for MSU as a Freshman.  The fans vote constitutes a portion of the Ferris Trophy final vote.  You can do that here.  If you want a incredibly dense version of the terms and conditions of the fan vote, click here.  Here is a recent article on Reid.

PRVWSD May 2016 Board Meeting Agenda

Below is the agenda for this week's PRVWSD Board Meeting.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Pepsi Pops Tonight!

The weather will be divine this evening in Old Trace Park, Ridgeland, MS. A mildly warm 75 degrees at 7 p.m. (with a 5 mph breeze) will give way to a comfortable 67 degrees at 9 p.m.  Bring a picnic, a blanket, some chairs, bug spray, and your children.  Another classic evening for vintage Jackson

Here is a link to the MS Symphony Orchestra's website.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Find Employees

Rankin County has the lowest (or close to it) unemployment rate in the State, but there are plenty of good potential employees out there.  Participate in the Rankin Chamber's upcoming job fair and help keep the Mississippi economy rolling.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The Club 24 Opens Tomorrow

After much anticipation, The Club 24 Fitness gym (in the old Shoe Choo Train in Magnolia Marketplace) opens tomorrow morning at 5 a.m.

Articles in the Weekly Leader

Reservoir FD begins hydrant testing.  Said testing continues this week throughout the Rez FD coverage area.  Keep up with the Rez FD on both their website and Facebook page.  

Jury duty scam resurfaces.  If someone calls you, requests you put money on a pre-paid card, stay on the phone with the caller while you drive around to purchase said pre-paid card, and then requests you give the card details to them, its a scam.  According to Raymond Duke, Chief Investigator for the Rankin County Sheriff's Office, "the Sheriff's Office might call someone and tell them they would like them to come to the office for an interview, but no one here would ever solicit money over the phone.  If fact, we never take money from anyone, even if they do owe a fine; all that is done through the courts."

Slots available for Flowood Golf Tournament.  Mayor Rhoads still has availability in his annual, two day golf event at the Refuge.  This year, the money raised goes to Safe Families for Children.

RCSD elects Kersh Parent of the Year.  Highland Bluff Elementary room mom, Christy Kersh was named by the Rankin County School District as Parent of the Year.  Reading the lengthy article about all the projects she spearheaded or worked on, she absolutely earned it.  Congrats Christy, and a shout out to her husband Scott, who I know worked hard as well to improve Highland Bluff!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Upcoming PRVWSD Board Meeting

The next meeting of the full Board of the PRVWSD is Thursday, May 19, 2016, at 9:30 a.m. at the Timberlake Campground.  Below are the agendas for the Shoreline Development Committee and the Parks Policy Committee:

Monday, May 16, 2016 3:30 p.m.

1. Approval of minutes of April 18, 2016 meeting.
2. Property Maintenance Report for April/May 2016 (Robbie Graves)
3. Approval to offer Lot 22 Lost Rabbit Phase 1 for sale by District’s residential real estate agent. (John Sigman)
4. Final Adoption of 2015 International Building Code®, the 2015 International Residential Building Code®, the 2015 International Plumbing Code®, the 2015 International Property Maintenance Code®, the 2015 International Mechanical Code®, the NFP 70, the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code®, the 2015 International Swimming Pool & Spa Code®, the 2015 International Fuel & Gas Codes®, and the 2014 National Electrical Code® (the "Codes") as regulations of the District. (as amended). (Jerry Bounds)
5. Final Adoption of 2015 International Residential Code, with the exception of section p2904 of Chapter 29, Dwelling Unit Fire Sprinkler System as it relates to single family dwellings (as amended). (Jerry Bounds)
6. Final Approval of change to District Regulation Part 206, Chapter 1 Property Maintenance Regulation to reflect adoption of revised Code. (Jerry Bounds)
7. Final Approval of change to District Regulation Part 205, Chapter 1, Rule 1.1 pertaining to Electrical and Standard Codes/Construction and Occupancy Permits/Use of Architects and Engineers. (Jerry Bounds)

Monday, May 16, 2016 3:00 p.m.

1. Approval of minutes of April 18, 2016 meeting.
2. Kenneth Carr requests discussion of trotline fishing regulations in Pelahatchie Bay.
3. Ratify General Manager’s approval of Change Order No. 1 for Timberlake Campground Expansion contract with Southern Rock, LLC., in the additive amount of $2,900.00. (John Sigman)
4. Approval of purchase of Campground Management Software. (Craig Hunt)

Eat Crawfish Next Weekend

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.