Lewis Street Bridge

Those of you driving up Lewis Street/Mullican Road have seen the “Road Closed” sign up just past Morrison Road. The work on the Lewis Street Bridge is actually scheduled to start on June 6th, so the road is open right now, but start planning your alternate route.

FOUND – Class ring

We found a class ring on field 4 at Hemphill Park. Silver with a blue stone, says BRADLEY 16 on one side, and “Betty Mae Jack – Middle” around the center stone. Please contact City Hall if this is your ring.

Florence J.R.O.T.C. takes State Championship Title…AGAIN!


Congratulations to our Florence High School J.R.O.T.C.! The Physical Training Team (pictured above) and the Drill Team (pictured below) have won the State Championships for the second year running!

ROTC State Drill Champions 2016

Special mention also goes to our J.R.O.T.C. Rifle team, who have made it to rifle nationals 5 years in a row – way to go Florence J.R.O.T.C.!

Mickey and Minnie love pancakes too!

Disney Breakfast

Some of our favorite Disney Characters joined us for a pancake breakfast at First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall in Florence last Saturday! The GFWC-MFWC Florentine Club organized this fun event and all proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.

Check out our Disney Photos here!

Rankin County “Clean Up” Week

April 18-23, Rankin County will hold its annual Clean Up Week and Hazardous Waste and Tire Collection Day. Bulky items, white goods, trash, limbs, recyclable goods and other non-hazardous household debris will be collected at the following sites around Rankin County:

Florence: the Old Unit Barn at 406 White Road

Richland: the Club House on Cleary Road

Brandon: the recycling center at 710 Marquette Road

Pearl:201 Compactor Road

Pelahatchie: the Old Unit Brandon on Brown Street

Puckett: at Means House Moving

Reservoir area: Fire Station 3 on Northshore

Star: the Old Wood Yard on Mangum Drive

Pisgah: the Sandhill Library

On Saturday, April 23, Household Hazardous Waste and Tire Collection Day will be held from 8am until 1pm at the Multi-Purpose Pavilion located at 649 Marquette Road in Brandon. This is the day to dump things such as aerosols, paint and paint thinner, pesticides, batteries, brake fluid and other motor oils or products, chlorine bleach, tires, varnish, ammonia, lighter fluid, turpentine, and similar items, including recyclables.

Radioactive materials, compressed gas cylinders, explosives or biological, etiologic, and infectious materials, as well as hazardous waste from commercial sites, will not be accepted. For more information contact the Rankin County Solid Waste Department at 601-825-9213.

Florence Downtown Art Stroll

Main Street, Florence – April 9, 2016, from 2-6pm

The Florence Downtown Art Stroll is a festive arts and crafts event celebrating Spring in downtown Florence. The Art Stroll invites art lovers for an evening of art including dazzling examples of local artistic talent and writers, as well as great shopping on our historic Main Street. This event is FREE and is open to the public. There will also be a FREE Art Station for children of all ages, located at OhhMy!~ 103 East Main Street.

For more information, contact Karen or Carol at 601-891-8065.

Come and cheer for our Florence kids at Hemphill Park – soccer, baseball, T-Ball and softball games will be starting soon.

See our Parks & Recreation page for more information.

We’re seeing double in Florence!

Mayor x2

Florence Elementary School celebrated their local heroes today as a part of their Homecoming festivities, and Chloe Eure chose our very own Mayor as her local hereo….. so here’s Mayor Pam Clark and Vice Mayor Taffy visiting with Mayor Pam Clark and Vice Mayor Taffy…..hold on, which is which?

Florence named one of the Ten Safest and Most Peaceful Places to Live in Mississippi!

Excerpt from article found on ONLYINYOURSTATE.COM…

Being that Mississippi is filled with so many small, close-knit towns, we automatically assume that every city in the state is just as safe as the next; however, with the help of Safewise we’ve put together a list of the safest cities in the entire state. The following information is based on FBI Crime Report Data, which takes into consideration both violent and property crimes, of Mississippi cities with a population of 2,000 or above.

Click here to find out how our City of Florence rates…