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Old 03-09-2017, 09:44 AM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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Elvis was born there and Van Morrison seems to have liked it (or at least the product of the gum tree bee hives ingenious to that area):

"She's as sweet as Tupelo honey
She's an angel of the first degree
She's as sweet as Tupelo honey
Just like the honey, from the bee
She's alright, she's alright with me"

They have a cool corvette show in the spring and some beautiful rolling Alabama countryside to the east and a very small airport. That's the sum total extent of my knowledge. Oh also is the Natchez Trace scenic road goes through it.
From Tupelo:
There is good and bad news from Tupelo.
First, there is only one Tupelo Gum tree left alive in Tupelo. I buy Tupelo Honey from the gulf coast. There used to be a grove of Tupelo Gum trees years ago, but they were downtown and are long gone.

Secondly, the above mentioned Corvette show has grown into the Blue Suede Cruise. Last year we attracted over 1000 hot rods. The 60's music thundered out of a nest of water cooled speakers, the hot rods roared through town, people set up shade tents wherever they pleased and we brought chairs to watch it all. When we weren't sitting we left our chairs set up with a little sign encouraging others to use our chairs if they were tired. I swear I could have left a $20 bill sitting in the chair and it would have still been there when I got back. Tupelo is like that.
Blue Suede Cruise - About the Cruise

Tupelo is a fine place to live, but we are part of the Mississippi economy. Retail is closing down nationwide and everyone else is specializing in things like health care administration, physical therapy, teaching, truck driving, law enforcement.
I would think that Tupelo would be very difficult for someone who is not established either by experience or by specialized education. If I were a young man looking for my future, I would do just what I did in 1963.
Define yourself first. Go where opportunity presents itself, and follow that opportunity. You will eventually end up where you are supposed to be.
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Old 03-11-2017, 02:13 PM
 
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From Tupelo:
There is good and bad news from Tupelo.
First, there is only one Tupelo Gum tree left alive in Tupelo. I buy Tupelo Honey from the gulf coast. There used to be a grove of Tupelo Gum trees years ago, but they were downtown and are long gone.

Secondly, the above mentioned Corvette show has grown into the Blue Suede Cruise. Last year we attracted over 1000 hot rods. The 60's music thundered out of a nest of water cooled speakers, the hot rods roared through town, people set up shade tents wherever they pleased and we brought chairs to watch it all. When we weren't sitting we left our chairs set up with a little sign encouraging others to use our chairs if they were tired. I swear I could have left a $20 bill sitting in the chair and it would have still been there when I got back. Tupelo is like that.
Blue Suede Cruise - About the Cruise
Ah Tupelo Honey...the tupelo gum tree for all I know grows in all lands east of the 'sip and has nothing in common with the town of Tupelo at all...but I figured it was a cool thought to tie the two together.

Blue Suede Cruise...yeah. I know I got it wrong after posting but I was too late to edit. I said corvette because I own an old classic corvette and took it there one year and participated in the "parade of classic cars". That was fun!
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Old 03-13-2017, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Southeast Arizona
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Yeah I just had to do a rundown of many places in the state, and I came away with the Delta being a no-go, Oxford too expensive, working out of Memphis to be undoable. Jackson, also a no-go, and Hattiesburg being in bad shape.

I know next to nothing outside of what I saw in the north end of Tupelo and stopping in Corinth. Any other towns?
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Old 03-16-2017, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Brookhaven, Mississippi
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There is always some type of employment opportunity here in Mississippi. You just have to be open minded and look at all the possibilities. Sometimes a change in lifestyle helps. Living within your means is the main key to success here.
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Old 03-19-2017, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Jack-town, Sip by way of AL and FL
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Any other towns?
Starkville, brah. Pretty good economy at present.
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Old 03-19-2017, 01:07 PM
 
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You may need to narrow your focus. Determine what you want to do and where you want to live. Do you want to attend in person college courses, if so, you know your choices.

What kind of work to you want to do? Retail, food service, sales, do you have marketable skills? Good jobs in MS are few and far between, you best have some connections or skills an employer is willing to pay for, if someone asks you what kind of work you want to do, never say, "anything." Develop goals and come up with a plan to achieve your goals.

At one time you wanted to attend classes at Ole Miss, if that is still the case, move to Oxford, get was many minimum wage jobs as possible and enroll.
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Old 04-04-2017, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Southeast Arizona
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You may need to narrow your focus. Determine what you want to do and where you want to live. Do you want to attend in person college courses, if so, you know your choices.

What kind of work to you want to do? Retail, food service, sales, do you have marketable skills? Good jobs in MS are few and far between, you best have some connections or skills an employer is willing to pay for, if someone asks you what kind of work you want to do, never say, "anything." Develop goals and come up with a plan to achieve your goals.

At one time you wanted to attend classes at Ole Miss, if that is still the case, move to Oxford, get was many minimum wage jobs as possible and enroll.
Given the shenanigans going about on campus in Oxford I decided against it.

I've been having Tupelo recommended to me quite a bit.
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Old 04-04-2017, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Madison, MS
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Pick one.
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Old 04-04-2017, 06:02 PM
 
Location: The South
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I don't know the field you are interested in, but the Biloxi area has casino's and they employ a lot of people. I expect they use all skills and if I wanted to live in Mississippi and didn't have a job/skill, I would be knocking on their doors.
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Old 04-06-2017, 08:07 PM
 
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Given the shenanigans going about on campus in Oxford I decided against it.

I've been having Tupelo recommended to me quite a bit.
What shenanigans?
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