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Ridgeland Mississippi News

New Multi-Use Trail Segment to Officially Open in Ridgeland

A new segment of multi-use trail is opening to the public in Ridgeland. This asphalt trail extends from the Natchez Trace Parkway to Steed Road on the west side of Highland Colony Parkway.  It provides a connection to the existing multi-use trail along the Natchez Trace Parkway which travels from the Reservoir Overlook to mile marker 96. Transportation Enhancement Funds from the Mississippi Department of Transportation were awarded to the Colony Park Public Improvement District for the construction of the trail, decorative lighting, landscaping, and a lake observation deck. The trail provides residents, employees, students and consumers pedestrian or bicycle connectivity to Renaissance at Colony Park, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, office buildings, and neighborhoods along the Highland Colony Parkway corridor.

WHAT: An official opening/ribbon-cutting of the trail

WHERE: At the lake observation deck portion of the trail project, located at West Parkway Place and Highland Colony Parkway. Parking is available at the Renaissance at Colony Park and use of a crosswalk is available to the event site.

WHEN: Thursday, January 28 at 10:30 a.m.

WHO: Speakers to include Central District Transportation Commissioner Dick Hall, Buster Bailey of H.C. Bailey Companies and the Colony Park Public Improvement District Board, and Mayor Gene McGee, City of Ridgeland.

See attached Overall Project Map Highland Colony Parkway Multi-Use Trail for detail of the area.

 

City of Ridgeland Launches New Texting Service

Ridgeland TFStay up-to-date with important news and alerts through the City of Ridgeland’s texting service. To join, text “Ridgeland” to 95577.

Donation of stuffed animals to benefit children in Ridgeland

Stuffed animals were donated to the Ridgeland Police Department today to give to children in need of comfort as a result of domestic disputes or other incidents. Pictured from left to right are Ridgeland Police Chief John Neal, Lt. Brian Myers, Officer Daniel Stevens, Toys for Tots Coordinator Ron Polk, Officer Justin Crawford, Officer James Myers, Mayor Gene McGee, and Officer Heather Evans.

Stuffed animals were donated to the Ridgeland Police Department today to give to children in need of comfort as a result of domestic disputes or other incidents. Pictured from left to right are Ridgeland Police Chief John Neal, Lt. Brian Myers, Officer Daniel Stevens, Toys for Tots Coordinator Ron Polk, Officer Justin Crawford, Officer James Myers, Mayor Gene McGee, and Officer Heather Evans.

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.