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Old 01-11-2010, 12:29 PM
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Damn shame what they did to that dog
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Old 05-17-2010, 05:52 AM
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Lightbulb Jonestown Mississippi

This is true, i'm a native of Jonestown, MS. I've read most of the post by you all in regards to your different perceptions of a place that does need help but yet are proud of their town. I'm nearly 40 years of age and a life long dream since of my youth has always been to redevelop Jonestown. Trust me, being a Navy Chief and serving my country for over 20 years, I have lived in many places, seen and done lots of things however, Jonestown is the place closest to my heart. If I had the funding (and I often pray someday I do) I would love to invest it in a town that may grow into a city of great significance such as Jonestown. People talk negative about the Delta but it has a history that can not be overlooked when you look at the shaping of our Country. Many important figure heads has come and gone but to me, they all invest elsewhere and yet has Jonestown, Coahoma, even Clarksdale MS reaped any of these benefits besides what seems like M.F. has put back but that's really going to Memphis. So really, if anyone is really serious about helping small towns, through education, the youth events and organization, economically or even platonically. I say continue to post, continue to send your concerns throughout the net and one day, they will be answered. I'm Chief Anthony Artis, and I'm willing to help.
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Old 10-22-2011, 09:54 PM
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Hi Everyone,
I have read each and every post here, and I am happy to hear that so many people are concerned about the well-being of the community of Jonestown, MS. I am orginally from Jonestown and was raised right outside of city limits. I must say that for the most part the people of Jonestown don't WANT any help. Most of them choose to live the way that they do, but they will give you that sob story saying that they can't do any better. I teach at the local school, and you wouldn't believe the number of students that are looking forward to getting their "check" at the first of the month. These people are looking for a handout instead of a hand up. They are proud of their way of life. Nice people come in and take pity of these people, and they get used in the process. If you don't believe me, just offer one a job and see if they will take it. I guarantee they will "NOT" take it but instead ask you for a dollar.
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