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Southern Airways hopes to set trend with new Jackson to Nashville flight

Date: 9/27/2016 3:29:00 PM

In just about no time, you’re soaring above subdivisions, trailer parks, farms and the Ross Barnett Reservoir. The flight isn’t leaving early nor is the experience so pleasant by happenstance, however. Rather, Southern Airways’ business model is

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Could 20-year-old-murder case be reopened in Madison County?

Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Date: 9/25/2016 3:27:00 PM

Jackie "Billy Jack" Goodin's body was found in the Ross Barnett Reservoir on the Rankin County side of the bridge on Oct. 23, 1996. Several months later his wife's body was found in a creek in Madison County. On May 12, 1998, David Moore of Louisville

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Local raids part of bigger federal operation

Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Date: 9/19/2016 1:26:00 PM

Witnesses said SWAT teams were serving warrants on Huntington and Ashton drives in Farmington Station subdivision near the Ross Barnett Reservoir in Rankin County as well as in Stillhouse Creek in Gluckstadt. Authorities confirmed some operations in Hinds

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WJTV reporter Melanie Dotson dies

Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Date: 9/16/2016 3:36:00 PM

According to biography on the station's website, Dotson enjoyed reading history novels, studying film and spending quiet hours at the Ross Barnett Reservoir. Dotson's death will be felt by her family and friends, the WJTV newsroom and the community as a

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Body recovered near Tommy's Trading Post on Reservoir ID'd

Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Date: 9/15/2016 3:52:00 PM

Authorities have identified a body that was pulled from the water near Tommy's Trading Post on the Ross Barnett Reservoir Thursday. Reservoir Police Chief Perry Waggener said Thursday afternoon that Phillip Wayne Jeffress, 67, of Pearl, was fishing when he

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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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