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Unfriendly Skies: Can Jackson Save Its Airport?

Jackson Free Press

Date: 2/3/2016 1:11:00 PM

Jackson City Council President Melvin Priester Jr. said that when he joined the city council in 2013, people told him that the city should never give up two assets: its water rights from the Ross Barnett Reservoir and its control of the airport

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U.N. Finds Evidence of Human-Rights Abuse in Jackson

Jackson Free Press

Date: 2/2/2016 11:01:00 PM

Additionally, the working group outlined the issue of mass incarceration, extrajudicial killing, economic oppression, invasive surveillance, and the memorializing of racist individuals (such as the Ross Barnett Reservoir) and symbols of oppression by

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So you think you can fish?

Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Date: 1/31/2016 11:16:00 PM

All tournaments will be held on Ross Barnett Reservoir. For more information, call (601) 750-4157 or visit The Jackson Audubon Society is scheduled to hold it's First Saturday Bird Walk at LeFleur's Bluff State Park in Jackson

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Coast has several contenders for the Mississippi B.A.S.S. Nation State title

Sun Herald

Date: 1/30/2016 10:28:00 AM

Gulfport Lake/Buck Bay is the next stop on the tour on Feb. 27. The remaining open team schedule is Ross Barnett Reservoir (March 26); Ross Barnett (April 16); and Ross Barnett (May 7). The March 26 and May 7 tournaments at Ross Barnett will be for the

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Ridgeland One Behind the Other (OBO) Tandem Rally

Jackson Free Press

Date: 1/24/2016 11:57:00 PM

Ridgeland also hosts the Natchez Trace Century Ride in May and offers its residents and guests a high quality of life and outdoor adventure visitor experiences with the Ridgeland Multi-Use Path and the Ross Barnett Reservoir. Cycling amenities, events and

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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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