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Barnstormer keeping aviation history alive

Hattiesburg American

Date: 5/25/2015 7:05:00 PM

I'd say I've got a lot more to do." This self-proclaimed "old washed-up barnstormer" will gladly take you above the tree line or across a field of cotton or around the Ross Barnett Reservoir doing lazy 8's and wing-overs in his red-and-blue 1929 Curtiss

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Barnett stocked with 80,000 bass

Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Date: 5/23/2015 9:12:00 PM

Volunteers then transported fish to various parts of Ross Barnett Reservoir and released them near protective vegetation. According to biologists, that should improve the survival rate. “You definitely get a lot better survival rate than just dumping

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Boaters will not have to pay fee for Rez


Date: 5/21/2015 1:54:00 PM

The plan to charge boaters to use the Ross Barnett reservoir has been struck down by the board in charge of funding and upkeep of the reservoir. The decision was made after collecting public comments for 30 days. “Several people had problems with the

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Board votes against Reservoir user fee


Date: 5/21/2015 11:56:00 AM

RANKIN COUNTY, Miss. - Boaters who use the Ross Barnett Reservoir will get to continue to do so without have to pay user fees. The Board of Directors for the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District voted Thursday to revoke proposed lake user fee

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Blast to the Past

Madison County Journal

Date: 5/21/2015 6:35:00 AM

Schiele, who lives near the Ross Barnett Reservoir in Rankin County, is also a photographer who has many pieces of her work on display for sale at the store. The store is the main attraction- Hale also makes house calls, helping people decide what they

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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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