Saturday, August 25, 2012

Are you a VET? Get VET Designation on your Mississippi Drivers License

Mississippi has issued its first driver's license designed for military veterans. The presentation was made Thursday at a Highway Patrol office in Pearl. Officials say Mississippi is one of 16 states offering a "veteran" designation on driver's licenses and other state-issued documents. There are approximately 200,000 veterans who call Mississippi home. Certification from the Mississippi Veteran's Affairs Board must be presented before the new veteran's license can be obtained. Click this link to print the instructions to obtain "certification" by the Veterans Affairs Board. Veterans who wish to obtain the credential in advance of the normal renewal period must pay the associated replacement fees to get the document. Any subsequent documents an enrolled veteran receives from the Department of Public Safety will have the "veteran" designation.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Landfill Permit DENIED

UPDATE: Madison County Supervisors vote in closed session, Monday, July 15, 2012, to appeal MS Environmental Quality Permit Board landfill decision
Today after nearly 4 hours of listening to presentations and discussion by the DEQ STAFF, the NCL Landfill developer's legal and engineering staff, and concerned citizens, the Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board voted to accept the recommendation of the DEQ Staff for a 500' setback distance, and denied the proposed permit application! So unless this decision is overturned in the courts, the proposed NCL Municipal Landfill is dead.

This process started 12 years ago when the developer approached the Madison County Board of Supervisor asking to rezone the property to allow a landfill!

It has already been to the Supreme Court once when the Madison County Solid Waste Management Plan was amended to add the proposed landfill. The Madison County Plan had been approved by the Mississippi Commission on Environmental Quality with the recommendation that Permit Board consider and require a greater than 500' setback...

 The "need" for an additional landfill and environmental discrimination have not been fully analyzed and were not part of today's decision.

Thanks for all those who took an interest in the what is going on and had the opportunity to attend and participate in today's meeting! You made a difference!

ALSO, THANKS to the DEQ staff who did an outstanding job! They have worked hard over the years to ensure the public was informed and had the opportunity to provide input!

 Click here for more back ground information, discussion, and related news articles... 

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


The Governor signed "THE WILLIAM LEE MONTJOY" POOL SAFETY ACT yesterday. This bill applies to every Apartment and Homeowner or Property Owner Association with a pool.  There is a grandfather provision for existing pools, however there are some required modifications to ALL pool gates and locking systems which must be completed by January 1, 2013. See SECTION 5.

This bill was passed UNANIMOUSLY by the SENATE, and 107-12 by the HOUSE. Here is a link to the complete bill status and all the versions, etc.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Wednesday, February 8, 2012