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Old 12-21-2008, 12:31 AM
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Originally Posted by auntbee View Post
Hattiesburg is a great area for young people. The University of Southern Mississippi is in Hattiesburg. The schools are also supposed to be good. You shouldn't have much trouble finding a teaching job anywhere in Mississippi.

Yeah, Aunt Bee.

I'd say Hattiesburgh before Oxford.

It's very intellectual in Oxford...but it's also stiff, boring, more expensive
than the rest of the state and it's more collegiate.

Being so collegiate, I imagine they have a waiting list up there.
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Old 12-21-2008, 02:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Claude Wilson View Post
Aren't you a young buck?

Good luck getting laid in Oxford.

You'd better go where there's a population.
Oxford is home to the University of Mississippi. There's plenty of young folks around.

If one of your goals is to make a difference then I beg you to come to the Delta. The public school system is deplorable and needs good teachers who care. If you were to move to the Delta I'd suggest towns like Clarksdale and Tunica.
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Old 12-22-2008, 09:16 AM
Location: Jackson, MS
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Originally Posted by Nikalyn View Post
Jacksonian, thank you so much for your input! I will definitely have to check out the Jackson area! How easy would it be for me to meet other young professionals in Jackson? Like I said, I am only in AL for school and I have no family here so I would really like to be able to make some friends rather quickly. Also, do you know anything about Hattiesburg or Tupelo? Is the Univ of Southern Miss located in Hattiesburg, or am I wrong about that? Thanks!
There are several different local groups that are made up of young professionals in the Jackson area. Jackson Progressives is a one of them, which started as a group of young adults who are passionate about Jackson and willing to make a difference in the community. Another group, which I know little about, is called Young Urban Professionals, or YUPs. Also, there are many more groups that are more specific that you are based on hobbies and/or interests. And if religion is your thing, there are tons of churches to choose from as well. There's a little bit of something for everyone, you just have to know where to look.

Hattiesburg and Tupelo seem to be nice places, but I don't know that much about either of them.
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