Monday, July 31, 2017

Recycle Compactor on Spillway Road is Closed

Just posted by Keep the Rez Beautiful:

ALERT! The Recycle Compactor at the fire station on Spillway Rd is CLOSED until further notice. It is Out of Order and leaking fluid. Waste Management has been notified. PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE ANY RECYCLABLES IN FRONT OF THE GATE!! You can also take your Recyclables to the RECYCLE BIN ON NORTHSHORE PARKWAY! It is behind Fire Station #3, go around back and behind the fence, it is in the corner! Fire Station #3 is between Windward Oaks and Countryside Estates Subdivisions. Thank you for your cooperation.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Help These Kids Out!

The Flowood Parks and Recreation Department is looking for donations of backpacks and school supplies for their Back to School Health Fair.  Contact Susan for more information at 601-992-4440

Garnet and Gold Night

Saturday, July 22, 2017

DivorceCare at St. Mark's UMC

From St. Mark's UMC:

St. Mark's United Methodist Church at 400 Grants Ferry Road in Brandon is offering two classes to the community coming up soon. DivorceCare is a 13-week class offering hope to those dealing with the pain of separation and divorce. Each week, participants will watch a video dealing with topics such as anger, depression, forgiveness, and loneliness; then divide up into small groups for discussion. DivorceCare for Kids (DC4K) is a special group to help children heal from the hurt caused by the separation and divorce of their parents. At our weekly DC4K group, kids ages 5-12 make friends with other kids who understand what it feels like when parents get divorced.

There will be a special orientation meeting for DC4K on Sun 8/13 from 4:00-6:00, and then DivorceCare and DC4K will start on Sunday 8/20 from 4:00-6:00. There is a one-time fee of $20 for each group (partial scholarships are available). For more information about DivorceCare, contact Merriam Smilley at 601-452-0861 or For more information about DC4K, contact Betsy Schetter at

If you know you would like to register for DivorceCare, click here.If you know you would like to register your child(ren) for DC4K, click here.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Wildlife Extravaganza

Always a favorite event for me, the Mississippi Wildlife Extravaganza, is a couple of weeks away. Serving as the Mississippi Wildlife Federation's primary fundraiser, the Extravaganza kicks off Friday, August 4, 2017, at 2 p.m. at the Mississippi Trade Mart.

This year, Jim Shockey headlines

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

RCSD School Supply List

Much to your child's chagrin, school year 2017-18 is peeking around the corner.  Here is a link to the Rankin County School District School Supply List.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Rez Articles in Rankin County News

This week's Rankin County News has the following items of interest to Reservoir residents:

 - Supervisor Daniel Cross, District 2, was appointed President of the Rankin County Board of Supervisors.

 - Rankin murder suspect pleads guilty to charges in Kansas.  Alex Bridges Deaton, whose nationwide murder romp began in Rankin County, pleaded guilty guilty to one count of attempted murder and one count of aggravated robbery in Kansas.

 - There is a nice spread of photos from the Millcreek July 4 Parade.

  - NWR Cougar football camp nears.  July 24-26, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at NWR Cougar Stadium. Registration is $80, and includes food, drink and a tshirt.  Registration is open for grades K-7.

 - Revamped Refuge Golf Course in the works.  The Refuge Golf Course will be closed for 18 months for redesigning and refurbishing.  A number 9 hole that ends at the clubhouse, perhaps?

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

PRVWSD Board of Directors Minutes for May 2017

Below are the minutes from the PRVWSD Board of Director minutes for May, 2017.  Highlights include:

  - New software for the Rez Police Department.
  - The plan of action for relieving the spillway landings of litter is outlined: "it will be peer pressure from other fishermen that will keep the litter in check. Those that do not want to see the area closed will help with policing the other users and remind them to dispose of their litter properly so that all do not suffer from the actions of a few."
  - Approval for a dog park at Lakeshore Park obtained: "The . . . group has already collected the funds necessary to begin the development of the park . . . ."
  - Look for lighting improvements at Timberlake Campground.
  - Discussion of short term vacation rentals initiated, but tabled for further discussion.
  - Neel Schaffer Engineering awarded the engineering services contract for the badly needed overlay of the upper spillway road.
  - Bobby Cleveland's contract was approved for fiscal year 2018.  While I'm sure the contract was provided at the meeting, the online copy of the minutes did not have it attached.
  - A late addition to the agenda was approval of an interlocal agreement with West Rankin Utility Authority for sewage service for an 118 acre development on the Northshore (not on PRVWSD land). The agreement was approved, but not without dissension.
  - Finally, there is a need for master electrician services.  The job will be bid.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Parks Policy and Executive Committees Agendas

Monday, July 17, 2017 3:00 p.m.

1. Approval of minutes of June 12, 2017 meeting.

2. Discussion of Down River Cleanup efforts.

3. Consideration and approval of final change order and project closeout for the Timberlake Paving Project.

Monday, July 17, 2017 4:00 p.m.

1. Discussion of future of Main Office Building.

PRVWSD Shoreline Development Committee Agenda

Monday, July 17, 2017 3:30 p.m.

1. Approval of minutes of June 12, 2017 meeting.

2. Review and award of real estate proposal received for Invitation No. 159, a parcel at Rankin Ramp, Brandon, MS.

3. Consideration and award of contract for Seawall Construction Project Phase II at Sunrise Pointe and Paradise Point (litigation settlement phase 2).

4. Consideration of selection of engineer for the construction phase of the Upper Spillway Road Overlay Project.

5. Review of Arbor Landing Phase 3A construction plans.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Area Triathlons

The 8th Annual Tri4Life triathlon is around the corner.  600 yard swim, 14 mile bike and a 5K run. Billed as the "hottest, fastest triathlon in the state", this race benefits the Center for Pregnancy Choices.

Register here.
Volunteer here.
Here is the Facebook Page.

The kids have an option this weekend in the Mississippi Kids Triathlon at Reunion in Madison County.

Get all the info you need here or here.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Here is that Rez Fire Department Article on Chief Berry I Promised

Link to Northside Sun's article on Chief Berry.  A huge and constant "thank you" to all public servants.

County Seat Farmers Market

Yesterday was the first County Seat Farmers Market at the Rankin County Multipurpose Pavilion on Marquette Road.  You have another shot at it on Thursday, July 20, 2017.

Harvey's Fish House is cooking the catfish plates (MS farm raised, btw), and there are hot dogs and fresh veggies, too.  Another great addition to Rankin County!

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Northside Sun Highlights Chief Berry

In a rare Rankin County drive-by, the Northside Sun weekly included a nice front page write up on Reservoir Fire Chief, Scott Berry.  They haven't posted the most recent edition online.  I will be sure to post a link when they do.  In the meantime, if you run across a copy on the newsstand, it is worth a read.

Monday, July 3, 2017

County Subdivision Ordinance Changes

Rankin County published proposed changes to the subdivision ordinance.  Those proposed changes as are highlighted in yellow below.  Interesting reading.  It looks like many of the changes are designed to provide additional oversight by the County of subdivision infrastructure.