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Ridgeland Mississippi News

Ridgeland achieves maximum score for drinking water

 

Water fountain at the Dinsmor subdivision entrance off Highland Colony Parkway in Ridgeland, MS.

Water fountain at the Dinsmor subdivision entrance off Highland Colony Parkway in Ridgeland, MS.

 

The City of Ridgeland has again earned the maximum score of 5 from the Mississippi State Department of Health for the city’s drinking water supply according to an inspection conducted Oct. 27, 2015. Ridgeland earned 5.0 out of 5.0 for its overall capacity rating and for technical, managerial and financial inspections. The City of Ridgeland seeks to provide a safe and dependable supply of drinking water, and staff work consistently to protect water resources.

John M. McCollum, director of Public Works said of the results, “This places our water system in the top 5 percent of all water systems in the State of Mississippi. We have been fortunate to receive this recognition for 13 of the past 15 years. The bottom line is we have a system and employees that are second to none.”

Mark McManus, operator of record and superintendent, said, “This rating would not be possible without our hard working distribution crews. They are on call 24 hours a day to ensure safe drinking water. I would also like to recognize water treatment operators Jason Jones, Donald Johnson, and Thomas Bishop for their hard work and dedication.”

For more information, call the Public Works office at 601-853-2027.

December Superstar Senior Calendar

Superstar Seniors releases monthly events and activities calendar. Download the PDF file:  December Calendar.

Technology Student Association from Olde Towne Middle and Ridgeland High to serve as Grand Marshals for Ridgeland’s “Twelve Days of Christmas” Parade

Christmas Parade - Twelve-Days-of-Christmas-8x10The City of Ridgeland is proud to present the 2015 Ridgeland Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 5 at 2 p.m. in Olde Towne Ridgeland. This year’s theme is “Twelve Days of Christmas.”

City officials, the Recreation and Parks Department, and the Keep Ridgeland Beautiful Committee announce that the Technology Student Association from Olde Towne Middle School and Ridgeland High School will serve as this year’s Grand Marshals. The technology students qualified for the National Technology Student Association competition in 2015. Several of the teams from Ridgeland’s Technology Student Association also earned national awards.

The parade route will begin at the Holmes Community College Campus in Ridgeland. The parade will travel east on Ridgeland Avenue, turn southbound onto Maple Street, then turn westbound onto Jackson Street, northbound on Sunnybrook Road, and finish back at Holmes Community College. West Jackson Street will be closed from Sunnybrook Road to Maple Street during the parade.

If your business or group would like to be a part of the parade, it’s free to join! Download and complete the parade entry form.

For more information about the event, contact Wendy Bourdin, special events coordinator, at 601-853-2011.

 

 

Become a Sponsor of Ridgeland’s Adopt-A-Cop Program

safety for kids 053-xUnder a new program this year, every classroom at Ann Smith Elementary in Ridgeland has adopted a Ridgeland Police Officer. “Their” cop makes visits and shares safety information in a fun way. Thanks to this program, children are developing positive attitudes about police officers and learning about how to protect themselves in various situations and when to seek help.

These “adopted” cops want to be able to give the students educational and fun materials developed by the National Child Safety Council that they can take home.

Please consider making a donation toward the purchase of these materials geared for child safety. Checks can be made payable to the National Child Safety Council and mailed to the Ridgeland Police Department, P.O. Box 217, Ridgeland, MS 39158. Thank you for your support!

 

Superstar Seniors November Calendar

November Calendar 2015

November Activities Calendar for Superstar Seniors

November Calendar - Sandra

National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Mayor Gene McGee expresses the official support of the City of Ridgeland for National Cyber Security Awareness Month and the National Public Awareness Campaign, Stop. Think. Connect. Citizens are encouraged to visit certain educational websites and learn more about cyber security. Some of the recommended websites include: www.stopthinkconnect.org and www.staysafeonline.org.

Jason Jones Celebrates 25 Years of Service

Jason Jones, Crew Leader/Operator and Maintenance Technician, has served the City of Ridgeland for 25 years as of Oct. 8, 2015. Jones is known as a problem-solver whose years of experience in the water/sewer division of the Public Works Department have benefited many other employees as they learn from him. He is a loyal and dedicated public servant who cares deeply about his job.

Jason Jones, Crew Leader/Operator and Maintenance Technician, has served the City of Ridgeland for 25 years as of Oct. 8, 2015. Jones is known as a problem-solver whose years of experience in the water/sewer division of the Public Works Department have benefited many other employees as they learn from him. He is a loyal and dedicated public servant who cares deeply about his job.

Police Department Promotions

Two Ridgeland Police Officers were recently promoted and recognized at the Mayor and Board of Aldermen Meeting on Oct. 6, 2015. Nathan "Tony" Willridge (left) was promoted to Lieutenant over the Criminal Investigations Division and Kyle Millican (center) was hired as a booking officer and was recently promoted to patrol officer. Chief John Neal (right) presented their promotions to the Mayor and Board.

Two Ridgeland Police Officers were recently promoted and recognized at the Mayor and Board of Aldermen Meeting on Oct. 6, 2015. Nathan “Tony” Willridge (left) was promoted to Lieutenant over the Criminal Investigations Division after serving in that division as a Sergeant. Kyle Millican (center) was promoted from booking officer to patrol officer after graduating from the Mississippi Law Enforcement Academy. Chief John Neal (right) presented their promotions to the Mayor and Board.

Officer of the Month

Ridgeland Police Officer Patrick Craig was recognized at the Mayor and Board of Aldermen Meeting on October 6, 2015 as Officer of the Month for August. Due to Officer Craig's attention to detail, observant behavior and initiative, a violent felon was arrested and taken off the streets. His actions are commendable and indicative of a professional and motivated officer. Pictured left to right are Ridgeland Police Chief John Neal, Officer Patrick Craig, and Mayor Gene McGee.

Ridgeland Police Officer Patrick Craig was recognized at the Mayor and Board of Aldermen Meeting on October 6, 2015 as Officer of the Month for August. Due to Officer Craig’s attention to detail, observant behavior and initiative, a violent felon was arrested and taken off the streets. His actions are commendable and indicative of a professional and motivated officer. Pictured left to right are Ridgeland Police Chief John Neal, Officer Patrick Craig, and Mayor Gene McGee.

Officer Daniel Stevens was recognized as Officer of the Month for July 2015 at the Mayor and Board of Aldermen Meeting on Sept. 1. His actions are commendable and indicative of a professional and motivated officer.

Ridgeland Police Officer Daniel Stevens was recognized as Officer of the Month for July 2015 at the Mayor and Board of Aldermen Meeting on Sept. 1. His actions are commendable and indicative of a professional and motivated officer. Pictured left to right: Chief John Neal, Officer Daniel Stevens, and Mayor Gene McGee.