Monday, February 29, 2016

Pres. Candidate Broadcasting Live in Jackson Tomorrow Night

I posted previously about the fundraiser for the Rankin County Republican Party Executive Committee, happening tomorrow night. The speaker is Presidential candidate, Ohio Governor John Kasich.  Tomorrow, being Super Tuesday, is a big day for Governor Kasich. Since he will be in Jackson, Mississippi during the prime time news hours, he will broadcast live to all major news stations from the Hilton at 8:30 p.m.  Even if you are not a Republican or Kasich fan, that may be interesting to watch.

Jackie Thompson's 50's Network

Saturday night, I arrived at the 87.7 FM studio to do the Community Calendar segment on Gearshift Gary's Saturday Nite Sessions program. Jackie Thompson was in the middle of his Hour of the 50's show when I walked in the studio. I thoroughly enjoyed visiting with Jackie and listening to him do his show. Later, I searched the goldmine that is YouTube to see if any of Jackie's old shows were memorialized there.  Sure enough, below is Jackie broadcasting from Rapids of the Reservoir, and Westbury Square in Pearson Road in Pearl. The hairstyles. The clothes. I'm guessing 1989-90. I'm sure you can recognize someone on here.


Eat Chicken, Save Souls

Saturday, February 27, 2016

RezNewsBlog Community Calendar Radio Spot

Don't forget to tune in to the immensely popular Community Calendar bit on Gearshift Gary's Saturday Nite Sessions radio show on EZ 87.7 FM, broadcasting right here in Flowood. My ten minute spot usually airs around 7:30 p.m.  Gary and I will talk about events and general "goings-on" occurring in the Rez area.

Raise Funds for Local Schools . . .

. . . at the car wash!



Rez Boat Show

Below is the press release for the upcoming Rez Boat Show:

Barnett Reservoir Boat Show

Potential boat owners can search for hot deals as well as prize-bearing Easter eggs at the 3rd annual Barnett Reservoir Boat Show March 26-27 at the parking lot of Madison County Landing in Ridgeland.

Show hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the event is free to the public.

Sponsored by the Barnett Reservoir Foundation, the show will feature several local dealers showing a full line of the latest watercraft, including pontoon boats, fishing boats, ski boats, pleasure craft and jet skis.

Easter egg hunts for children will be held hourly both days, and each of the plastic treasures will hold prizes.

Food and beverages will be available onsite, and a drawing will be held for a Kayak from Academy Sports + Outdoors. Other door prizes will be awarded, including life jackets from SeaTow and the Main Harbor Store.

Saturday promises to be a big day with the weigh-in of the Mississippi BASS Nation High School tournament at Madison Landing.

For more information on this upcoming event, Barnett Reservoir Foundation website at www.BarnettReservoirFoundation.org.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

NWR Easter Smoke Off


NWR National Merit Finalists

Congratulations to NWR High School's Six National Merit Finalists:

  - Sarah Ridgway
  - Rachel Pace
  - Shayna Kaler
  - Jordan Watts
  - Alex Griggs
  - Aaron Ellis

Sample Ballot for March 8 Primary Election

March 8, 2016, voters will once again cast their ballot.  This time, for the Congressional and Presidential Primary.

On the Democratic Presidential Ticket, you can vote for one of: Hillary Clinton, Roque 'Rocky' D La Fuente, Martin O'Malley, and Bernie Sanders.

On the Republican Presidential Ticket, you can vote for 13 possible candidates, only five of who remain in the race: Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, John R. Kasich, Marco Rubio, and Donald J. Trump.

For the 3rd Congressional Ticket, the Democratic party boasts Dennis C. Quinn and Rezident Nathan Stewart, while the Republican ticket features incumbent Rankin Countian Gregg Harper and Jimmy Giles.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Rankin County GOP Fundraiser

This is a fundraiser for the local Rankin County Republican Party Executive Committee, not for Kasich the presidential candidate. Nor is this an endorsement of same. Kasich is the speaker. If you are interested in supporting your local Republican party by attending, let me know at usmjacksonalum@yahoo.com.


Jackson Prep Annual Garage Sale

It's the area's big one.  Saturday, March 5, 2016, in the Prep gymnasium.  5 to 7 a.m. is early bird entry for $5.00, after that, it's free.  Enjoy!

Dobbs Wins Brandon Alderman Seat

Tahya Dobbs run yesterday's special election in the City of Brandon for Ward 6 Alderman. The vote totals were 369 for Dobbs to 267 for Wes Shelton.

Here is a link to the election results, and a map of the City of Brandon wards.  Congratulations Tahya! And a big "thank you" to Wes Shelton for taking a stand for his community.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Hunting and Fishing Licenses Likely Increasing

Fishermen: It is likely your fishing license fees will increase following this session of the Mississippi legislature.  It's not just limited to fishing license fees, of course.  The proposed increase touches the Sportsman's license and All Game license fees as well.  Brian Broom of the Clarion Ledger reports the proposed increase passed the appropriate House committee.  The freshwater fishing license would increase $2 (to $10); the All Game license would increase $8 (to $25), and the Sportsman's license would increase $18 (to $50).

"Keep in mind, none of these have been raised in 23 years — since 1994," [House Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks Chairman, Representative Scott] Bounds said. "It's for more conservation officers, more fish and wildlife biologists and more WMA (wildlife management area) improvements. Anything in the fish and wildlife arena, that's where we intend for it to go."
Bounds explained that increased fees for non-resident licenses were not included in the bill because they can be dealt with elsewhere.

Read Broom's article here.

What is Adams Street Spring Break Day

Most folks don't know where Adams Street, Flowood, is. It's in the SW corner of Flowood, near the municipal lines of Jackson, Richland and Pearl, between Crystal Lake and Trustmark Park. Down by Sweetwater Church and Rankin Rental's new storefront.  



It's an older part of town, separated by distance from the rest of Flowood's residential communities; but the lives of the folks who live there are intertwined with those in the Rez.  The children attend Flowood Elementary, then NWR Middle and High School. They play soccer, football and baseball through the Flowood YMCA, too.  

Few, if any, of the kids in Ward 1 go to the beach during Spring Break.  So, during that week, the City of Flowood and community volunteers converge on Adams Street to provide fun, supervised activities, and a good meal to the children there. 

At the end of Adams Street is a municipal park, appropriately named Adams Street Park. The park has a baseball diamond, complete with fence and dugouts, A full length basketball court, a walking trail, nice playground equipment, a concession stand, and plenty of green space to run around. It's a jewel for the City of Flowood (and a great place to practice baseball/softball when the NWRAA fields are occupied).

On March 9, 2016, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Adams Street Park will be a hive of activity thanks to the Flowood Rotary Club, Community Bank, Flowood PD, Flowood FD, Flowood Parks & Rec., and other volunteers.  Mr. Percy King will there with his reptiles and other animals. The Partnership for a Healthy Mississippi will provide fun activities. And the kids love it! 

It's a great way to volunteer and have a great time.  I encourage you to head down and lend a hand.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Mudbugs Ribbon Cutting

Favorite Rez haunt, Mudbugs, recently opened a restaurant in Brandon, the 042, at 151 West Government Street, Suite D.  They are having a ribbon cutting today at 11:00 a.m.  Perfect for lunch!

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Owner of Fat Tuesday's Dies

John Thames, the owner of Reservoir staple Fat Tuesday's in Ridgeland, passed away recently after a protracted illness. His obituary is here.

I'm no connoisseur, but I will argue with you until I have no breath that Fat Tuesday's catfish plate was the best I've ever eaten.  Fitting his visitation will be during his Friday catfish lunch. So long, John.

Newlywed Game at Flowood Library

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

NWRHS Band Director Wins Honor

Congratulations to NW Rankin High School band director, Jerry Pickering for being named 2016 Band Director of the Year by the East Central Mississippi Band Director's Association.  This award was voted on by fellow band directors within the association.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

PRVWSD Board



2016 brings three new members to the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District Board, Jennifer Hall, Doug Berry, and Ben Evans.  Jennifer was appointed by the Governor.  Doug Berry was appointed by the Rankin County Board of Supervisors.  Ben Evans was appointed by the Madison County Board of Supervisors.  All three are PRVWSD residential lessees.  The photo above is your new board.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Madison Central FB Coach Leaves for MSU

Former Brandon High School head football coach, and current Madison Central High School head football coach, will take a job on Coach Dan Mullen's staff.

From Bulldawgs247Sports:

A source has told Bulldawgs247Sports that Madison Central head football coach and athletics director Brad Peterson will join Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen's staff in 2016. That was confirmed by Peterson on Friday.
Peterson's role is unspecified at the time but he is not expected to take over an on-field role for the Bulldogs this year. Peterson informed his team that he was leaving earlier today.

See the entire article here.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Who Inherits Your Estate? Part One: Simple Inheritance

Here is the second in my supplemental series on estates.

Determining heirs and dividing estate property can get complicated.  Even the legal terminology is tough for the non-lawyer: Intestate Succession.  A determination of heirs is unnecessary with a proper Last Will and Testament, but for those who die possessed of property but without a will, it can get tricky.

I will ease into this topic slowly, and we will cover it in a number of posts.  To help demonstrate the law, I will draw from a number of different examples.

Example A:    Herman Smith dies at age 53, survived by a wife and two natural children.

Example B:     Cindy Johnson dies at age 68, survived by her husband and two natural daughters.  Cindy is also survived by the widow and daughter of a predeceased son.

Example C:     Billy Jones dies at age 22, having never married.  He is survived by both natural parents, two brothers and one sister.  He is also survived by a child he fathered, but with whom he has never maintained meaningful contact.  He never married the child’s mother.

Per Miss. Code Ann. § 91-1-7, if a person dies with a spouse but no children – either natural or adopted – then the surviving spouse inherits the entire estate.  That is simple enough.  If that person instead dies with a spouse and children, and/or descendants of predeceased children, the estate is divided into equal shares, with each child, living or dead, getting one share each, the descendants of the predeceased child sharing their deceased parent’s share, and the surviving spouse getting a share.

Darwell's Cafe Looking to Relocate?

I am not familiar with Darwell's Cafe in Long Beach, Mississippi. Here is a post from their Facebook page, however:
I need a little Help from our Friends in Rankin Co...I've been looking for location in several areas around Jackson....taking my time to find right place....Now its time to seriously look at Pearl/Brandon/Flowood area....we are looking to buy so we can make it a Real "Darwells Cafe"..with its own Uniqueness...Many people have offered ideas and leads in several areas.....and Me and my son Darwell Yeager thank you for all the support and help you've shown.....If you know of any land with any type of building..that could be remodeled/added on/torn down/Painted Purple(smile).....needs to be accessable and off of the main drag..so to speak....and has to be able to let me go crazy with hand painted stuff and tons of Christmas lights..smile...please contact me here..or my email PapaDarwell@gmail.com
Here's a bit on WLOX.

Here's their real webpage.

Here's their Yelp review page.

Here's their Tripadvisor review page.  Seems legit.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Boil Water Notice Issued

From the PRVWSD:

BOIL WATER NOTICE - Red Oak Trail in Bay Pointe

Effective immediately, the PEARL RIVER VALLEY WATER SUPPLY DISTRICT has issued a Boil Water Notice for the street Red Oak Trail in Bay Pointe subdivision on the Pelahatchie Bay water system PWS# 610036. This notice was issued due to loss of water or water pressure. The loss of water or water pressure was due to a broken 8 inch main.
There are 80 water connections affected on this street. The Mississippi State Department of Health was notified by telephone and this email.

We will take the first of the two samples from the affected area on February 11, 2016. This boil water notice will be in effect for at least 48 hours or until we receive two consecutive days of clear sampling.

Door hangers have been posted to alert the water customers to vigorously boil for one minute any water to be consumed.

Chips and Tails Event




Be sure to stop by Chateau La Pooch Brandon this Saturday, February 13th between 10-3. Rescue Revolution of Mississippi will have some adoptable pups waiting to meet you and your family! We will also be hosting a $20 microchip clinic, and the fee includes a FREE lifetime registration through AKC Reunite. Only a limited number of microchips are available, so be sure to come early! 
We will also have a bouncy house for the kiddos, treats for everyone, free nail trim with microchip purchase, free food, and much, much more! Be sure to tell your friends and family. We hope to see you Saturday!



Rez Dog Park Fundraising Meeting

The Fundraising Committee of the Dog Park at the Rez is meeting this Saturday, February 13, 2016, at 10 a.m. at CC's Coffee House, 344 Highway 51, Ridgeland, MS.  All are welcome to attend. The committee will discuss the engraved brick fundraiser.

Flowood Parks & Rec Schedule

Mark your calendars. Here are some upcoming events facilitated by the City of Flowood:

March 9 (11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.) -- Adam's Street Spring Break Day.
March 26 (10 a.m. to noon) -- Flowood's Annual Easter Egg Hunt
May 5 (noon) -- National Day of Prayer at the Flowood Library
May 13 (7:45 a.m. to 9 a.m.) -- Mayor's Prayer Breakfast
May 18 & 19 (all day) -- Annual Mayor's Cup Golf Tournament
May 21 (4 p.m. to 10 p.m.) -- Flowood Family Festival and Arts and Crafts Fair

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Valentine's Day Options

Trying to take the significant other to a nice Valentine's dinner in the Rez area?  Here are some options:

Table 100 has a three course meal, including filet and Baked Alaska, with wine pairings.  Check out the menu here.

Cerami's will have live music and a limited, special menu.  Be mindful, there are no reservations.

I don't know if Ely's has a special menu for Valentine's Day, but it doesn't matter.  Make your reservation. You will not be disappointed.

Same with Tico's.

Same with Amerigo Flowood (and Ridgeland).

Same with Shapley's.

Same with Half-Shell.

Same with Sway's Bistro.

Kathryn's has their usual menu and, as always, live music.

NWR Baseball Meet and Greet


Rez Articles in Rankin County News

The following articles in this week's Rankin County News touch on the Rez area:

Former Rankin Co. Supervisor dies.  Short article on Wood Brown and his legacy. Wood passed away February 5 at age 78.

MORA building $2.2 million addition. MORA, presently in the old Howard Wilson Mazda building on Lakeland Drive, is adding on a new surgical suite.

Six vie for title of Distinguished Young Woman of Rankin Co.  Profiles of the six finalist, three of whom hail from NW Rankin High School. The program is this Saturday at 6 p.m. at Jackson Prep Performing Arts Building.

Bert Case's obituary is in this week's paper.

Pick up a copy for the full articles.


Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Dutch Oven Cooking Class at Ag Museum

The Ag Museum is having a Dutch Oven Cooking Class on Saturday, February 20, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  From the Ag Museum:
It will be a hands on interactive class where we will be learning different styles of Dutch oven cooking.  We'll be making (and eating) homemade biscuits, cowboy beef stew and baking a fresh apple pie, all over the fire in the cook shed.  All supplies will be provided and the class size is limited to 10 participants. The cost for the day is $25.  A non-refundable $10 deposit is due by Feb. 15 with the remaining $15 due the day of the class. We have 3 spaces remaining for the class.  
I'm upset I won't be able to attend. Email Amie Clark at amie@mdac.ms.gov to reserve your spot. Best hurry!

Executive and Forestry Committees Agenda

AGENDA
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 2:30 p.m.

1. Acceptance of 2015 Dam Report from Burns Cooley Dennis Engineers.

2. Acceptance of 2015 Bridge Inspection from Neel Schaffer Engineers.


AGENDA
FORESTRY AND WILDLIFE COMMITTEE
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 2:45 p.m.

1. Permission to advertise for timber quotes (Greg Burgess)

PRVWSD Audit and Budget Committee Agenda

AGENDA
JOINT MEETING OF
AUDIT AND BUDGET & FINANCE COMMITTEE
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 2:00 p.m.

1. Award of contract for herbicide spraying contract.

2. Approval of Southern Engineering’s proposal for sanitary sewer engineering services for areas of the south shore of Pelahatchie Bay, Rankin County.

3. Permission to advertise for a sanitary sewer evaluation study for portions of the south shore of Pelahatchie Bay, Rankin County.

4. Approval of beaver control services on District property.

5. Approval of Per Diem and Travel for January 2016.

6. Approval of Cash Balance Report.

7. Approval of February 2016 Claims Docket.

PRVWSD Law Enforcement Committee Agenda

Continuing with the agendas for the upcoming PRVWSD committee meetings:

AGENDA
LAW ENFORCEMENT, ASSET PROTECTION AND
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 3:00 p.m.

1. Discussion and approval of development of Law Enforcement Cost Analysis.

2. Approval of revisions to law enforcement S.O.P. Manual.

3. Discussion of law enforcement personnel and staffing.

Monday, February 8, 2016

PRVWSD Shoreline Development Committee Agenda

The next regular meeting of the PRVWSD Board of Directors will be Thursday, February 18, at 9:30 a.m. at the District office at 115 Madison Landing, Ridgeland, MS. I will be publishing the individual committee agendas, beginning with the busy Shoreline Development Committee

AGENDA
SHORELINE DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 3:30 p.m.

1. Property maintenance report for January/February 2016

2. Consideration and award of Real Estate Bid Proposal 157 – 4 acre parcel on Spillway Road, Rankin County

3. Consideration for advertisement of revised Real Estate Bid Proposal 158 – 214 acre parcel off of Old Rice Road, Madison County

4. Adoption of 2015 International Building, International Mechanical, International Plumbing, International Property Maintenance, International Energy Conservation, International Swimming Pool & Spa, International Fuel & Gas Codes and the 2014 National Electrical Code

5. 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

6. Approval of Supplement and Addition to Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions for Windward Bluff

7. Approval of Southern Engineering’s proposal for sanitary sewer engineering services for areas of the south shore of Pelahatchie Bay, Rankin County

8. Permission to advertise for a sanitary sewer evaluation study for portions of the south shore of Pelahatchie Bay, Rankin County

9. Update on mobile application program

No Moderate Flooding of the Pearl River

As it turns out, the forecasted "moderate flooding" of the Pearl River thankfully won't happen. The level peaked Saturday at 31.65 feet.


NW Rankin Signing Day

"Signing Day" for various high school sports was Feburary 3, 2016. Northwest Rankin had its share of high school athletes sign letters of intent to play/study for colleges.  A list of those athletes is below. I hope it is a complete list; if not, let me know and I will update (It's borrowed from WAPT's Blitz 16 webpage).

Football:
Montoya Ingram - Hinds CC
Spencer Cole - Hinds CC
Tyler Walker - NW CC

Softball:
Olivia Dick -- Delta State
Shelby Walters -- East Central CC

Baseball:
Ian Ladner -- Hinds CC
Damion Grayer -- Southwest CC
Blake Morris -- Meridian CC
Keaton Page -- Millsaps

Soccer:
Christian Williams -- Hinds CC
Evan Ratcliffe -- Hinds CC
Tanner Lindsey -- East Central
Jacob Thomas -- East Central

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Wood Brown Passes

Former District 2 Supervisor, Wood Brown, passed away yesterday.  His obituary is below, and includes information on his arrangements. 

Wood Brown
Brandon, MS 
Wood Brown, 78, passed away on Friday, February 5, 2016, at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland, MS. Visitation will be held at Ott and Lee Funeral Home in Brandon on Monday, February 8, 2016, from 4:00 until 8:00 PM and Tuesday, February 9, 2016, from 12:30 until 1:15 PM at Pinelake Church. The funeral will be held in the Theatre at Pinelake Church in Flowood on Tuesday, February 9, 2016, at 1:30 PM. Burial will follow the services at the McDonald Cemetery in Lena, MS. 
Wood graduated from Lena High School. He had nearly 50 years in public service. Wood served our country in the United States Navy, where he received an honorable discharge. He later joined the Jackson Police Department, where he served 22 years. Wood then worked for the Public Service Commission under Nielsen Cochran. He served on the Hinds County Board of Supervisors and the Department of Agriculture and Commerce before becoming a Warden at the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility. He later worked for the Rankin County Sheriff's Department in the Chancery Court before being elected to the Rankin County Board of Supervisors. 
He is survived by his wife Cheryl Brown; sons, Eric Brown (Tanza), Shane Brown (April), Ryan Brown, and Kyle Brown; three grandsons, Clayton Brown, Joshua Brown, and Caleb Brown; sister, Grace Pope, and a host of nieces, and nephews.  
The family wishes to give a special thanks to Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland and to the MS State Veterans Home in Kosciusko for their loving care and support. The family is requesting in lieu of flowers, donations be made to CenterPoint Church, Box 3298, Brookhaven, MS 39603. 

Friday, February 5, 2016

Bay Pointe Underwater (Partially)

Allie Ware of WAPT reported on the swollen waters of Pelahatchie Creek, and how 6 of the holes at Bay Pointe Golf Course are presently under water.

A portion of the Bay Pointe Golf Club is being taken over by Pelahatchie Creek.Cart paths and some of the greens are underwater, club owner Brent Belton said.
Benton said about six out of the 18 holes are flooded, but he is glad that the flooding is happening now rather than the spring.
Read the full story here, complete with video.

Princess Ball Tonight and Tomorrow

The City of Brandon's popular Princess Ball is tonight for K4 through 4th graders, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Brandon Municipal Complex off Government Blvd/Hwy 80.  The K4 through 4th graders can also attend tomorrow night from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

For 5th graders through 8th graders, the ball is tomorrow evening from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Miss Mississippi, Hannah Roberts, is the special guest.  It will be a great time.

Tickets are $35 a couple, and $10 for each additional child. For more info, call 601.825.5021.

More info here, and also pics from past Balls.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Gary Raymond Mapp's Sentencing

Here is the Press Release on former Rez resident Gary Raymond Mapp's sentencing.

For Immediate ReleaseThursday, February 4, 2016 For more information, please contact
Michael Guest at (601) 825-1472 or mguest@daguest.com 
Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that Gary Raymond Mapp pled guilty and was sentenced to serve 55 years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections for armed robbery, aggravated assault, kidnapping and burglary.  On June 17, 2015, the Rankin County Sheriff’s Office was contacted regarding a man who had been attacked, handcuffed, chocked and held at gunpoint. 

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Moderate Flooding of Pearl River Expected



The Pearl River is expected to hit Moderate flood stage (33 feet) on or about Monday, February 8. According to the National Weather Service, at 33 feet:
Rosemary Road is closed. Sidney Street is impassable. There is water on West Street. The playing field off Westbrook Road is underwater. Water is on Nichols and Julienne streets in the Hightower Area; however, both are passable. Water is approaching packs auto detail shop on South West Street.

Rez Hindu Temple

Right now, there is posted on the Clarion Ledger's Rankin County home page a photo gallery of the Hindu Temple on Vernon Jones Road (off of Old Fannin Road). I can't seem to acquire a link directly to the gallery, but if you click here and toggle down to the Galleries section under the Headlines section, you can view the photos.  The building itself may be the most valuable piece of art in the Reservoir area. According to this article, it cost $4 Million.

Racin' for the Seed Info












Racin' for the Seed is the annual duathlon at the Rez benefiting The Mustard Seed. It begins as a 5K run/walk followed by a 15 mile bike and 1 mile run/walk. You can register either as an individual or relay team.  This year, it will take place April 2, 2016 at Lakeshore Park. There are also opportunities for you to volunteer.  All the information you need, including a registration form, can be found at the above link, or you can call Mandy Sisson at 601.992.3556.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Signing Day Parties

In the South, college football reigns.  If you are interested in attending the Signing Day parties of your respective team, here is the info:

Ole Miss.  2/3/16 at Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $10 to enter. They will be live streaming the real signing day event from Oxford, where Coach Freeze, and others are expected to talk.

Mississippi State. The main party will start at 6 p.m. at the Dawg House Sports Grill in Starkville.  It will be broadcast across the web through MSU athletics. I am not aware of a local party.

Southern Miss.  2/3/16 at Drago's Restaurant next to the County Line Hilton, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. New coach Jay Hopson and Athletic Director Bill McGillis I believe will be there in person. Cost is $10 per person.

Reader Comment on Wirtz Road Bike Trail

A reader left a comment on a previous post regarding the Wirtz Road Bike Trail. Construction began on the trail not long ago, and this commenter made some good observations I wanted to share with everyone.

I just went and had a look. Staking and land clearing is underway. It looks to me like it will run on the North and West side of Wirtz from Winner's Circle to Manship Road. It runs on the West side of Manship to the path on Hugh Ward Boulevard. Interestingly, it cuts through the woods to the West of the cemetery on Manship. Otherwise it will run adjacent to to the road and, in some places, not too far from it.
The South end of this path network, when completed, will be at Winner's Circle (the park and the road). The North end will be at Hugh Ward and Avalon Way. Total distance is about 3.65 miles without taking the zig and zag around the cemetery into account. 

Alert from RCSD

ALL RCSD after school activities and athletic events are cancelled for today. FRONTIERS FOR ALL RCSD SITES WILL BE OPEN UNTIL 6 P.M. TODAY.

Voter Registration Deadline Approaches

On March 8, Madison and Rankin Countians will vote in the primaries for a President and Congressman. If you are not registered to vote, or if you have moved to a different precinct within the county, you still have until Saturday, February 6, at noon, to register. Contact the good ladies at the Rankin County Circuit Clerk's office or Madison County Circuit Clerk's Office to request information on how to register. 

Monday, February 1, 2016

Bert Case Memorial Service

Watch the Live Stream of Bert Case's Memorial Service, happening now.

Click here for live stream.


Boat Show Coming To Rez




Gear up for the annual boat show, sponsored by the Barnett Reservoir Foundation. It will be March 26 and 27, 2016, at the Madison Landing. Admission is free and there will be an Easter egg hunt for the kids. Exhibitor registration form below. If you deal with boats, kayaks, bikes, campers, etc., consider being a part.