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Slimantics: A tale of two teams

The Dispatch Columbus Starkville The Golden Triangle

Date: 11/13/2015 10:02:00 AM

is a man so reviled by history that his name still ordains the big reservoir near Jackson - The Ross Barnett Reservoir. Instead of meekly accepting the status quo, Mississippi State's basketball team, with the blessing and support of university president

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B.A.S.S. Nation Championship returns to Monroe


Date: 11/2/2015 6:33:00 PM

The next batch of anglers to qualify for the championship will do so during the Old Milwaukee B.A.S.S. Nation Central Divisional held on Ross Barnett Reservoir, June 10-12, followed by a Mid-Atlantic and Northern Divisional. The final group of anglers will

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Denson, Collums win FOM divisional on Barnett

Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Date: 11/2/2015 10:06:00 AM

A team of local favorites fished their way to a win in the Fishers of Men Division 6 Championship at Ross Barnett Reservoir over the weekend, but it didn't come easily. "To be honest with you, Friday was the kind of day I wanted to have," said Shannon

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Fast fall action for Barnett bass

Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Date: 10/31/2015 2:59:00 PM

With temperatures falling into the 50s and 60s at night, it's actually beginning to feel like fall. For bass anglers on Ross Barnett Reservoir, that means some of the best action of the year is happening. "It's not like spring when you're fishing for a few

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Rez up, but not enough

Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Date: 10/28/2015 11:40:00 AM

The remnants of Hurricane Patricia brought much needed rain to drought-stricken Mississippi, but for Ross Barnett Reservoir, it wasn't enough. "At the tower, we got about about three inches," said general manager John Sigman. "Despite all the rain we had

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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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