Friday, September 29, 2017

One Guy Steak and Chicken is OUT!

Thanks to Chris Merck for the heads up.

As posted on the One Guy Steak and Chicken Facebook Page:
Due to Rankin County Supervisor District 5 and surrounding business, we are unable to continue to serve you due to permit not being renewed. It has been said on several occasions that we are putting other business at jeopardy and causing heavy traffic congestion. We will definitely continue to serve each and everyone of you and we just want you to know that we appreciate all the love and support that you have shown us thus far. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. Chef K is still available for bookings, visit our website for inquiries. Also sign up for our newsletter for upcoming information regarding One Guy Steak And Chicken. We will keep everyone informed on an upcoming location. One Guy Steak And Chicken will be relocating in another state.........stay tuned....HAVE A BLESSED DAY!!!!

Sometimes the order was always right, but always the food was good.  I enjoyed every meal I had from there.  This is why we can't have nice things.  

Reservoir East Home Invasion Suspects Caught

Here is the press release from Sheriff Bailey's office.  For pics of the suspects, go to the department's Facebook account.

September 28, 2017
Three days after a home invasion Investigators have five in custody
Investigators with the Rankin County Sheriff’s Department have been working with Investigators with the Madison Police Department to apprehend two individuals in connection with the September 25 home invasion in Reservoir East, Rankin County. Those two have been identified as Devin Nicholas JACKSON and Jon Michael KENDRICK. Investigators were following up on leads obtained during the investigation leading them to KENDRICK’S Madison address. 
When deputies executed a search warrant, one of the stolen cell phones from the home invasion was located. In addition to the stolen cell phone, Investigators seized two handguns from JACKSON’S vehicle that are believed to have been used during the commission of the crime. 

Based on additional information obtained during the investigation, Unique Alishe FISHER, Douglas L’Anthony SPANN, Jaleen Donares JACKSON and Macthomas WILSON were all identified as suspects in the home invasion. As luck would have it, FISHER, SPANN and J. JACKSON were all three in the Rankin County Jail on unrelated charges. FISHER and SPANN were arrested on September 27, 2017 for conspiracy and armed robbery by Pearl Police. J JACKSON was arrested this week for breaking and entering an unoccupied residence in the Bellegrove community by the Rankin County Sheriff’s Department. The investigation would later show that the Bellegrove residence was used as the stash house after the home invasion.

WILSON was sentenced in August 2016 in Rankin County Circuit Court for multiple counts of vehicle burglary. WILSON received a seven year sentence for those crimes and was released from MDOC custody July 14, 2017. He remains on probation at this time. Upon release from MDOC, WILSON reported to the Rankin County Sheriff’s Department to recover personal property. Investigators checked the last known address for WILSON on Thursday and were unable to locate him. WILSON will be placed on NCIC as wanted and dangerous and we will solicit the assistance of the US Marshals Service to apprehend WILSON.

[More below the jump]

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

PRVWSD August 2017 Board Minutes

Highlights include:

  -- Parking regulations changed to allow for uniform enforcement against street parkers throughout the PRVWSD (and not just in the Reservoir Community District).

  -- Hunting regulations were nominally changed to keep in line with State law.

  -- Beer permits issued for the organizers of the GatorBait Race, RyanMan Triathlon, and Pearl River Clean Sweep.

  -- Sirius Southern Entertainment will have a country music concert at Old Trace Park on October 28; beer permit approved.

  -- Three comfort stations will be built; one at Coal Bluff Campground; one at Old Trace Park, and one at Lakeshore Park.  They were bid for construction without heating or air conditioning systems. The Board tabled a decision on accepting the lowest bid for one month pending more discussion on the efficacy of cool air.

  -- Look for live streaming of the Spillway cameras soon.

  -- Long time Board President, Jack Winstead, announced he did not want to be considered for Board President for the 2018 term.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Home Invasion and Armed Robbery in Reservoir East

Below is the Sheriff's press release about this morning's home invasion/armed robbery in Reservoir East.

Monday September 25, 2017 around 3:30 a.m. the Rankin County Sheriff’s Department received a 911 call from a Reservoir East homeowner reporting, he and his two roommates were the victims of a home invasion.
The residence is occupied by two nineteen-year-old males and a twenty-year-old male. The three men have lived in the residence for three months. They advised investigators, one of the owner’s car alarm was activated and the owner looked outside but did not see anyone. Moments later, the owners were all awakened by at least three black and one white masked men and forced at gunpoint to the living room.
The violators then went room by room collecting various items before locking the three in a bedroom closet.After waiting several minutes, the victims left the residence and fled to a neighbor’s residence where they called 911. 
This type of crime is not common in Rankin County. Sheriff’s Deputies were called to the same residence the previous night for a large party. One of today’s victims estimated there were nearly fifty individuals at the party. He went on to say there were several attendees they did not know. Investigators are confident the three were targeted and most likely by someone who attended the party and was able to roam about the residence locating items they planned to return and steal.

Pearl River Clean Sweep Success

Go to the Pearl Riverkeeper Facebook Page to get your fill of the successful Clean River Sweep this past weekend. 4,500 pounds of trash picked up at the Ross Barnett Reservoir area alone.  There are plenty of pictures posted of Mississippians coming together for monumental good.

More great photos on the PRVWSD Facebook page, here.

Jennifer Hall New President of PRVWSD Board of Directors

The Rez News gives its appreciation to Jack Winstead, who served as the President of the PRVWSD Board of Directors for eleven years.  Below is the PRVWSD's press release concerning the passing of the gavel.

Media Release
For Immediate Release
22 September 2017
Hall elected head of PRVWSD Board
Reservoir resident named ninth President

Jennifer Hall of Brandon on Thursday was elected President of the Board of Directors of the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District, the state agency that oversees operation of Barnett Reservoir.

Hall, who was appointed to the board by Gov. Phil Bryant in 2016 as a representative of Rankin County, becomes the ninth President - and the first female to hold the position - since PRVWSD was formed in 1958.

“I am honored to be elected by our Board to serve as President,” Hall said. “I look forward to working with the Board and staff to continue to move forward our PRVWSD.

Hall succeeds Jack Winstead, who stepped down after serving 11 years as Board President. Winstead will remain on the board.

Hall is a reservoir resident, and serves as Executive Director of the Mississippi Manufactured Housing Association.

Also on Thursday, former Board President Billy Cook of Carthage was elected Vice President, and Phillip Crosby of Leake County was re-elected secretary.

The PRVWSD Board of Directors has 14 members, including two each from the counties of Hinds, Madison, Rankin, Leake and Scott. Each county’s board of supervisors appoints one to the board while the Governor picks the other from a list of three nominees from the board of supervisors. The other four members represent state agencies: The Forestry Commission, the Department of Environmental Quality, the Department of Health, and the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks.

Eight of the directors must be leaseholders that reside on PRVWSD property, including both Rankin County and both Madison County board members, plus the four members representing state agencies.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Below Spillway Closed for Operation Clean Sweep

Media Release
For Immediate Release
15 September 2017

PRVWSD: Spillway Recreation Area to be closed
Sept. 23-24 for Operation Clean Sweep

The popular spillway fishing area below the Barnett Reservoir dam will be closed to recreation on Sept. 23-24 to accommodate a river-long clean up, the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District announced.

The Pearl River Clean Sweep, a project spearheaded by Pearl Riverkeeper Abby Braman, is an intensive water and shoreline trash removal effort that begins at the Pearl River headwaters near Philadelphia and continues to the Gulf Coast. Hundreds of volunteers will be in kayaks, canoes and powerboats on the river and its many tributaries.

The Spillway Recreation Area will be the collection point for garbage from the upper Pearl. PRVWSD’s efforts to keep it clean, with help from many volunteers, including Braman, led to the idea for Clean Sweep.

“We are going to close the spillway area to fishing those two days because we felt it was unsafe to have people cleaning up at the same time people are fishing,” said John Sigman, PRVWSD General Manager. “Plus, we are hoping that fishermen will join in the cleanup. Keeping the spillway area clean has long been a problem and recently became a priority.

“We have been proud that so many volunteers, including the recently formed Ross Barnett Spillway Fishing Group, Keep the Reservoir Beautiful and Abby have stepped up to help. This is the kind of effort needed to bring attention to this wonderful recreation area and to help protect it.”
Access to both sides of the spillway will close at 4 a.m. on Saturday, except for Pearl River Clean Sweep volunteers and PRVWSD personnel.

Sigman said that the plan was to start the spillway cleaning early Saturday on the Madison County (north) side, and once completed, it could open to recreational users that afternoon.
“That’s the plan, but it will depend on how long it takes for volunteers to finish cleaning the rocks and the banks,” he said. “That is the priority for us during this operation.”

The Rankin County side will not reopen until all work is completed on Sunday.

“We will be bringing all the trash collected in the areas in the northern and central part of the river to the spillway parking area on the Rankin County side,” Sigman said. “After collecting it on Saturday, we will begin separating the recyclables and then deliver the rest to be disposed at landfills.”
For more information on Operation Clean Sweep, including becoming a volunteer participant, visit

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

9/11 Memorial Run

Deputy Fire Chief, Josh Swales, breaking down the 9/11 Memorial Run.  We are blessed with true heroes.  From the Facebook Page of 93.5 The Legend:

Monday, September 11, 2017

Spinners of Florence

This coming business is not in the Rez area, but I figured my readers would be interested.  From the Spinners of Florence Facebook page:

The official announcement!!
Spinners is a family entertainment center coming to Florence, MS behind "The Cross" on HWY 49. Bowling, roller skating, bounce houses, arcade games, and family FUN, FUN, FUN awaits you and your family!!
We will give updates as they happen, including an opening date, hiring process, birthday parties, etc. In the meantime, please feel free to share this excitement for our town!

Friday, September 1, 2017

Clean Sweep of the Pearl

If you don't know about Pearl Riverkeeper, and the work it does to improve your environment, you need to read up on it here.  The Inaugural Pearl River Clean Sweep takes place September 23, 2017. The event flyer is below.  Volunteer, clean up, feel good, behold a clean river, and party.  Afterwards, thank/patronize the sponsors.