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Old 12-14-2009, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Jackson, MS
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I would recommend Raymond or Canton. I have friends that live in both towns, because they like the small town charm and the rural surroundings, plus both have relatively close proximity to Jackson's amenities.
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Old 12-21-2009, 01:34 PM
 
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don't forget the mosquitos. they'll pick you up and fly off with you. i'm sure you've never experienced mosquitos like this before. greenville has it bad but columbus is a bit better but it's getting worse. it's very sticky and humid but you maybe okay with that.
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Old 12-21-2009, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Lake Oswego, Manhattan, Aspen
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We're in the middle of moving to Oregon (when the demographics go, we'll move elsewhere), from Madison, Mississippi. We're both from families that predate the Irish influx, and, in fact, predate Statehood. So I'm related to most of the state, and hear the dirt.

The general rule is to avoid areas that had a history of Slavery. That way, you avoid the 'residue' of slavery (demographic problems, and narcissistic, spoiled, alcoholic whites...bitchy Southern 'Belles', and men who do nothing but hunt and watch football). The eastern half of the state is generally best, because the land was poor and so there was no money for buying slaves. Hattiesburg/Columbia is the area I'd head for. It's hellishly hot in summer, but the people are backwoods and sophisticated, all at once... I know one couple who are totally country-western...raise their own chickens and cows, do rodeo...but live in a fabulous architect-designed home, and go to places like Maccu Piccu and St. Petersburg, for vacation. That's typical for the area. And a lot of farmers love the climate. Pick the crops right, and you have a 12-month growing season. A smart cookie like you could mix forestry with farming, and do well.
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