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Super Shakes brings healthy option to Ridgeland

Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Date: 1/27/2015 8:10:00 PM

Stogner, a Brandon resident, opened his first location in November 2011 in a drive-through kiosk at 109 Spann Drive at the Ross Barnett Reservoir next to Bruster's Ice Cream. Business picked up after Bruster's closed, as some customers opt for shakes after

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When daughter drops in early, dear Dad delivers

Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Date: 1/22/2015 10:40:00 AM

We have had an exciting time, let me tell you,'' Leslie said, brushing Kaitlyn's tiny cheek with her finger at their home near the Ross Barnett Reservoir. The excitement started about 11:15 p.m. July 15, a few days before the due date, when Leslie had a

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Special Olympics hosts Rez event

Madison County Journal

Date: 1/21/2015 7:44:00 PM

Brave individuals will jump into the chilly waters of the Ross Barnett Reservoir this February to raise money for the Special Olympics of Mississippi. The nonprofit organization will host their first "Polarpalooza" fundraiser event on Valentine's Day

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Over/Under Regulated: Things We’ll Sue About Later

Breaking Energy

Date: 1/15/2015 2:19:00 PM

Okay, that’s not entirely accurate. A gas pipeline exploded near the Ross Barnett Reservoir, which supplies drinking water to Jackson, Mississippi. Flames could be seen shooting up into the air, and houses shook. No injuries have yet been reported

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Reservoir gas pipeline fire extinguished

Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Date: 1/14/2015 8:16:00 AM

A natural gas pipeline exploded on Three Prong Road at the Ross Barnett Reservoir Wednesday morning. Rankin EOC Director Bob Wedgeworth said there are no injuries reported. Witnesses said when the explosion happened, it rattled windows on homes in the area

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• Surface Area: 33,000 Acres
The Ross Barnett Reservoir is an impoundment of the Pearl River located in Mississippi. The lake serves as the state's largest drinking water resource, and is managed by the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District. The western shore of the lake is bounded by the historic Natchez Trace Parkway. The lake was named for Ross R. Barnett, the 52nd Governor of Mississippi. Construction of the lake, under the direction of the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District, began in 1960 and was completed in 1963. The main purpose of the project was to create a permanent water source for city of Jackson. The reservoir is currently managed by the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District. Each year over two million people visit the Ross Barnett Reservoir and enjoy outdoor recreation. Popular activities include boating, fishing, water-skiing, and camping. There are 16 parks, five campgrounds, 22 boat launches, and six trails located along the lake.
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