Ridgeland Mississippi News

May Proclaimed Bicycle Safety Month

The City of Ridgeland has joined with the Tri-County Mountain Bike Association, Bikewalk Mississippi, Crooked Letter Cycling and Jackson Metro Cyclists in declaring May to be Bicycle Safety Month. Bicyclists of all ages throughout the City of Ridgeland, the State of Mississippi and the nation will be promoting bicycling as an environmentally-friendly alternative to the automobile and a wholesome leisurely activity during the month of May. Residents are urged as motorists or bicyclists to respect cycling and encourage safety throughout our community.


State of Mississippi Resolution Commends Keep Ridgeland Beautiful

State Resolution 20160406103635

QR Code for New City Mobile App

Use this QR Code that directs users to the correct app store when scanned with a QR App Scanner! Whether you are an iPhone or an Android user, this code will take you to the right place to download our new city mobile app!

Use this QR Code to download the new city mobile app! Whether you are an iPhone or an Android user, this code will direct you to the correct app store when scanned with a QR App Scanner.


If you do not have a QR Code Scanner, go to the link below for your phone:

iTunes (App Store):

Android (Google Play):


Hazard Mitigation Plan Final Review

The City of Ridgeland is seeking comments on the updated hazard mitigation plan. Plans are available for review through Friday, April 1 at City Hall.

Public Notice - final review


Scan Code for Utility Bill Online Payment Service

Ridgeland MS door sign

Draft Hazard Mitigation Plan Available for Public Review

Public Notice - draft review Hazard Mitigation Plan_Page_1

Voting Locations for Tuesday, March 8 Elections

Madison County Voting Precinct Locations for Ridgeland Residents

Election on March 8, 2016


District 1

107 –   Ridgeland Recreation Center

137 Old Trace Park

(Enter from Post Road or from Rice Road just east of Cock of the Walk)

111 –    Ridgeland Precinct 4

The Mark Apartments Clubhouse

711 Lake Harbour Drive

(East of Friendship Park and west of Northpark Drive)

District 3

309 –    Trace Ridge Baptist Church

238 Lake Harbour Drive

310 –    Ridgeland First Methodist Church

234 W. Jackson Street

312 –    Colonial Heights Baptist Church

444 Northpark Drive

315 –    Highland Colony Baptist Church

1200 Highland Colony Parkway

Here’s a sample ballot from the Madison County website.

For further information about voting locations, please call the Madison County Circuit Clerk’s office at 601-859-4365.





Spring 2016 Ridgeland Life


Enjoy the online version of the Spring 2016 issue of Ridgeland Life, the City of Ridgeland’s quarterly publication for upcoming events, news, recreational programs, city meeting schedules, Aldermen contact information, and so much more! Download and share!

Ridgeland Life is printed and mailed to homes and businesses. It is distributed at many locations around town including various retail locations, sponsor businesses, Ridgeland City Hall, Ridgeland Tourism Commission, Ridgeland Chamber of Commerce, and the Ridgeland Public Library.

For sponsorship information, contact Julie Cox at 601-853-2011 or

For information about Ridgeland Life, contact Sandra Rives Monohan at 601-856-7113 or

KidFest! Ridgeland Planned for Two Weekends



APRIL 9-10 & APRIL 16-17, 2016


Ridgeland, Miss. – Four fun-filled days. KidFest! Ridgeland, presented by Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi, promises to deliver more fun and flexibility than ever before with new attractions and the return of some crowd favorites! The City of Ridgeland Department of Recreation & Parks and Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi will host KidFest! Ridgeland for four days over twoweekends (April 9-10 and April 16-17). As always KidFest! Ridgeland will feature a variety of shows, interactive activities and lots of other attractions which are all included in the price of admission.

NEW THIS YEAR, Wild about Monkeys. When a movie producer needs a performing baboon more than likely they will call Kevin and Martina Keith, the hosts of “Wild about Monkeys.” You have probably seen their baboons with Tom Cruise in Rock of Ages, Steve Carell in Evan Almighty and one of the best Super Bowl commercials of all time. Combining their skill as trainers and the instincts of baboons, Kevin, Martina and their baboons delight and amaze audiences with a fun, educational and very entertaining show for the whole family. (Appearing both weekends – four shows on Saturdays and three shows on Sundays).

A CROWD FAVORITE RETURNS for 2016, Skin & Bones Comedy Circus. A unique presentation of trained dogs and potbellied pigs whose human friends present a very entertaining kid-tested, parent-approved show of comedy and fun. (Appearing both weekends – four shows on Saturdays and three shows on Sundays).

NEW, Mutts Gone Nuts. This show unleashes havoc and hilarity as the mischievous mutts match wits with their human companions. More than a dozen amazing rescued dogs leave their audience howling for more! (First weekend only – four shows on Saturday and three shows on Sunday).

KIDFEST! RIDGELAND FESTIVAL FAVORITE, The Fearless Flores Family, will return Saturday, April 16 and Sunday, April 17 with their daredevil motorcycle stunts in the Globe of Death that impressed the judges and America on NBC TV’s hit show, America’s Got Talent.

ANOTHER EXCITING NEW SHOW!  Gator Boys present Scales, Tails and Teeth. See Jimmy Riffle’s new road show. Along with his crew who are all featured on the hit Animal Planet show, Gator Boys, Jimmy will offer an up close and personal view of some of the South’s most loved and feared reptiles.  Watch as he and his crew handle these wild animals and perform dangerous stunts and capture techniques. (Second weekend only – three shows on Saturday and three shows on Sunday).

Children and adult festival guests will have the opportunity to dress up as frogs, fish, mushrooms or rainbow twirlers and be the featured performers for The Nylon Zoo.

Following a trip to The Nylon Zoo, take a ride on the carousel, a train, a pony or a carnival ride. Also, don’t miss the chance to view the world’s smallest horse, only at KidFest! Ridgeland.

The Temporary Tattoo booth is always a festival favorite, as children get their faces, arms and legs decorated with festival designs. With Kid Karaoke, children can perform their favorite songs on a kid-sized stage. Robert Day, Mississippi’s favorite magician, will show families how to perform magic tricks at The Magic Tent.

Children can use their imagination and creativity to become clowns and ringmasters at the Backyard Circus.

For boys and girls of all ages Touch-A-Truck will have the opportunity to be up close and personal with large trucks and equipment provided by the Ridgeland Department of Recreation & Parks.

Gates will open at 9:00 a.m. on Saturdays and at noon on Sundays. The festival closes at 6:30 p.m. each day. Admission is $12 at the gate, but coupons for $2/guest savings off the regular admission price are available at All performances, activities and attractions are included in the admission price. For children younger than two, admission is free.

KidFest! Ridgeland has been named a Family Favorite by Parents & Kids Magazine and was recently named “Top Twenty Event” by the Southeast Tourism Society.

For more information on KidFest! Ridgeland, see or contact the Ridgeland Recreation and Parks Department at 601-853-2011.

Ridgeland Police Department Earns Re-Accreditation Certificate

Re-Accreditation Certificate 2016The Mississippi Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission (MSLEAC) recently issued a 3-year term re-accreditation certificate to the Ridgeland Police Department. This is the culmination of a successful on-site assessment conducted at the department by a team of assessors from the MSLEAC.

MSLEAC commissioners unanimously approved the Ridgeland Police Department for re-accreditation according to a letter from Billy Sollie, chairman MSLEAC and Robert E. Morgan, alliance manager. As stated in the letter dated Feb. 17, 2016, “The professional excellence demonstrated by your department is not only a benefit to the citizens of your community but also serves as a guide to other law enforcement agencies in the state of Mississippi.”

In order to obtain accreditation, the department is required to demonstrate continued compliance with 116 professional standards. Citizens were encouraged through the issuance of a news release to phone or mail in comments as part of the assessment.

Ridgeland Police Chief John Neal said, “The reassurance from the commission that things are being done properly and professionally within the department is a testament to the men and women of the department.”

The standards cover such topics as use of force, training, disciplinary procedures, selection process, promotions, career development, patrol, criminal investigation, pursuits and traffic. Adherence to accreditation standards prompts an agency to strengthen its crime prevention and control capabilities, establish written procedures for essential management functions, maintain fair personnel practices, improve delivery of police services, solidify interagency cooperation and coordination, and boost citizen and staff confidence in the agency.