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.
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.
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!
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.!
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!
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.
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.
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…