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Old 06-29-2021, 08:32 AM
 
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The replica of the Holy Land is Palestine Gardens, north of Lucedale.
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Pa...!14m1!1BCgIgAQ
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Old 08-04-2021, 07:32 PM
 
Location: PNW, CPSouth, JacksonHole, Southampton
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Default UPDATE! Shot Dead While Driving in Jackson: AGAIN!

The trend continues: this time at an apartment complex: https://www.wapt.com/article/car-cra...oting/36861818

The state takeover of certain districts, will NOT affect that part of Jackson, though.

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The replica of the Holy Land is Palestine Gardens, north of Lucedale.
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Pa...!14m1!1BCgIgAQ
Thanks for that link, Suesbal! I just-now clicked on it, and was amazed to see that the gardens are arranged into separate vignettes, of various biblical highlights. Love those Nabatean column capitals!!! And the pit bull guarding the place, made a good scale figure, beside the model of Jerusalem. Now we know it's too small for our granddaughters to play 'World War Z' in it (or, specifically, to reenact the moment in the movie, when the zombies are suspended from wire grilles, grabbing at the uninfected running through the narrow street, below). That does give us ideas for sandcastles, though..
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Old 08-05-2021, 06:28 AM
 
Location: Chattanooga, TN
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No, I did not get to see the World's Largest Mississippi River Model! It used to be a German POW camp? Now THAT'S fascinating. Think about it. Pray tell who would construct a replicla of the MS River in Mississippi? I heard there were old go-cart tracts surrounding it. Then Suesbal says it used to be a POW camp for German Officers? Mississippi really IS an interesting place.
That model was constructed by the Army Corps of Engineers to study flooding patterns, and supposedly was remarkably accurate in predicting flood crest times and elevations.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missis...er_Basin_Model

And yes, apparently, work was started by German POWs, but it isn't actually on the grounds of the camp.

There's another working model of the Mississippi River, in the river, just across the border on Mud Island, Tennessee, that is still functional. That one's for tourists, though, and not scale-accurate.
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Old 08-05-2021, 09:37 AM
 
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That model was constructed by the Army Corps of Engineers to study flooding patterns, and supposedly was remarkably accurate in predicting flood crest times and elevations.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missis...er_Basin_Model

And yes, apparently, work was started by German POWs, but it isn't actually on the grounds of the camp.

There's another working model of the Mississippi River, in the river, just across the border on Mud Island, Tennessee, that is still functional. That one's for tourists, though, and not scale-accurate.
Giving the model to Jackson was a big mistake. I didn’t know it was within Jackson’s city limits. I wonder if Clinton would have done a better job of up keeping it.
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Old 08-05-2021, 12:35 PM
 
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Giving the model to Jackson was a big mistake. I didn’t know it was within Jackson’s city limits. I wonder if Clinton would have done a better job of up keeping it.
Do you mean giving it to Jackson vs Clinton? That I can't answer.

But the ACE giving it away in general, well, they didn't need it anymore and wanted to spend the upkeep money on other things. For such a large scale, computer modeling had started to surpass physical models by the late 1970's. Plus computer models were much easier to modify to test different flood control strategies (add a reservoir, change levees, etc). It was either give the model away or demolish it and re-use the land. It's lucky it still exists.
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Old 08-08-2021, 12:33 PM
 
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Do you mean giving it to Jackson vs Clinton? That I can't answer.

But the ACE giving it away in general, well, they didn't need it anymore and wanted to spend the upkeep money on other things. For such a large scale, computer modeling had started to surpass physical models by the late 1970's. Plus computer models were much easier to modify to test different flood control strategies (add a reservoir, change levees, etc). It was either give the model away or demolish it and re-use the land. It's lucky it still exists.
The model is probably beyond restoring now.
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Old 10-14-2021, 03:05 PM
 
Location: PNW, CPSouth, JacksonHole, Southampton
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Default Update! More Shootin' & Crashin' - this time, a BLOCK from the GOVERNOR'S MANSION

...and not on some side street. This went down, right on Capitol Street, in front of the aspirationally swanky Walthall Lofts: Jackson Jambalaya: Capitol Street Shootout

To make matters worse, several bullets went through upper-storey windows, in an already-troubled nearby office building: Jackson Jambalaya: Update on Capitol Street Shootout

Landmark center's the building we discussed in another thread, after torrents of water from burst pipes, were allowed to rush down its stairwells and elevators - reminiscent of scenes from 'Titanic' - for a solid week, during this year's 'Great Ice Storm' (which Jackson experienced as a cataclysm, but surrounding exurbs experienced merely as a protracted snow day). https://www.city-data.com/forum/60485090-post3.html Alarms were screaming, while water was pouring down the building's facade. But nobody did nothin'.

A Jackson Jambalaya commenter, on the Shootout Update story, made an observation which suggests that nothing has been done, seven months after the flooding, to address Landmark Center's black mold and out-of-commission elevators. October 12, 2021 at 2:03 PM This, in a newish and ambitious office building, on Downtown's main street, within blocks of the Governor's Mansion. In Palermo, my cousins call this 'Demolition by Neglect'. There, it's used as a means of circumventing regulations - a quasi-legal way of removing historic and protected buildings from valuable land, so that it can be developed. In Jackson, the motivation is generally a reflection of the lack of value of the land, and/or a desire to collect insurance, or harvest some government monies. I presume someone is workin' an angle - or thought they were workin' an angle, until the level of dysfunction and despair in that area became clear.

Other commenters noted that there's a "huge street party" "down there", on Friday and Saturday nights (somewhere on Capitol Street). Another person said that one should go see what's going on, on Sundays. I presume that none of this is legal or authorized or wholesome or safe, and that this latest shootout is an extension of that "huge street party". Again: this is within blocks of the restrained and erudite Old State Capitol Building, the zany Beaux Arts New Capitol Building, and the supremely elegant Regency-style Governor's Mansion (call it "Federal", if you want, but it's Regency, if you ask me)

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Old 05-29-2022, 12:53 PM
 
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Oh my GOSH! Yet another car crashes into a home in Jackson! According to this article the vehicle plowed through the gates of the Windsor Apartments which was only a few feet away from where a car came through a building a few weeks ago. These have to be alcohol related. "Come on everybody! Let's get a snoot full and plow through someone's living room." Or in this case, The Clarion-Ledger building. https://www.wlbt.com/2022/03/13/coro...ggravated-dui/

Antoine Carr, convicted of murdering rapper Lil' Lonnie will spend the rest of his life behind bars following the sentence meted out by one Judge Winston Kidd. It is said that Lonnie spend the last minutes of his life trying to protect the other passenger in the car. And no apparent motive. Young man is just gone. https://www.wlbt.com/2021/07/06/mony...er-lil-lonnie/

Too bad the first annual JXN Fest to be held at Buddy Butts Park, scheduled for this weekend, was cancelled because it would have been a perfect opportunity to commemorate the loss of Lil' Lonnie and salute his considerable talents. According to this article there were several security issues impossible to to solve in a timely manner. https://www.wapt.com/article/memoria...-sale/40126892

Perhaps next year as an accolade and testament to this relevant artist Buddy Butts Park will pay homage to his music.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtaDPI85J1w

Production value is not good. More coaching, more experienced sound engineers, Lonnie may have equaled MC Solaar in time.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=gkgKSBsx51o So good.
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Old 05-30-2022, 04:21 PM
 
Location: PNW, CPSouth, JacksonHole, Southampton
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Oh my GOSH! Yet another car crashes into a home in Jackson! According to this article the vehicle plowed through the gates of the Windsor Apartments which was only a few feet away from where a car came through a building a few weeks ago. These have to be alcohol related. "Come on everybody! Let's get a snoot full and plow through someone's living room." Or in this case, The Clarion-Ledger building. https://www.wlbt.com/2022/03/13/coro...ggravated-dui/

Antoine Carr, convicted of murdering rapper Lil' Lonnie will spend the rest of his life behind bars following the sentence meted out by one Judge Winston Kidd. It is said that Lonnie spend the last minutes of his life trying to protect the other passenger in the car. And no apparent motive. Young man is just gone. https://www.wlbt.com/2021/07/06/mony...er-lil-lonnie/

Too bad the first annual JXN Fest to be held at Buddy Butts Park, scheduled for this weekend, was cancelled because it would have been a perfect opportunity to commemorate the loss of Lil' Lonnie and salute his considerable talents. According to this article there were several security issues impossible to to solve in a timely manner. https://www.wapt.com/article/memoria...-sale/40126892

Perhaps next year as an accolade and testament to this relevant artist Buddy Butts Park will pay homage to his music.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtaDPI85J1w

Production value is not good. More coaching, more experienced sound engineers, Lonnie may have equaled MC Solaar in time.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=gkgKSBsx51o So good.
And here I was, thinking Lil Lonnie had been targeted in some rap-lifestyle-related scenario, like when Battlefield Gucci was so cruelly ripped from the arms of his adoring fans - possibly killed by a shooter inside the very same tricked-out red 7-series which had starred in one of his music videos. But Lil Lonnie's murder was just totally RANDOM? What are the odds? Then again, we're talking about Jackson, where the odds are rather exceptional.

Yes! If JXN Fest (Am I the only one thinking the name has onanistic undertones - the kind ascribed by cruel reviewers, to 'Jack Twist'? I mean, once context has been established by the name 'Buddy Butts Park', it doesn't take much, to summon imagery.) needed a theme, then "Justice for Lil Lonnie" should have been that theme.

After all, in Lonnie's most seminal song, which is linked-to in one of the above posts, the song entitled '----y ----a Mad', Lonnie appears to be lamenting some sort of exploitation of him - no doubt related to his diminutive size - a serious dictator of roles, in a place like Buddy Butts park, where, according to a commenter ( Jackson Jambalaya: Canceled! )below Jackson Jambalaya's recent coverage of the nonevent:
"The park is infested with yoots of all hues doing (blasphemy deleted)-knows-what damn near every night. No patrols."

So, we were right, last year when this thread began, in guessing the frisky crowd the park attracts! The founders of Madison's "Lost Rabbit" community, should have regarded the decline of Buddy Butts Park as a cautionary tale about what happens to awkward-sounding places.

But back to the cancellation of JXN Fest - an event whose name, in addition to sounding similar in theme to Cyndi Lauper's 'She Bop', also sounds like an INFESTATION, Kingfish includes the official cancellation notice, then enumerates the reasons for the cancellation. Like every other tragedy in Jacktown, the failure can't be pinpointed to any one specific shortcoming or dysfunction: there are just too many shortcomings on-offer, for us to pick just one. Then, Kingfish's readers offer a surprising amount of personal knowledge, down in the comments. I'd never heard of the place. Why have THEY heard of the place? Jackson Jambalaya: Canceled!

Anyway, here are some recent pics of the park and the river model. No wonder you were looking for the place! It's really something to see. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Bu...!4d-90.3148533

I think that we need to update the list of Cars Crashing into Jackson, Mississippi Buildings, with Shooting Victims Inside. Jackson seems to have been exceptionally active, in that regard, during my absence.

For now, here's one of the JXN Fest artists we missed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6WO3dk1tn8 Colony House isn't bad, actually, in a Hipster Hotel Lobby kinda way. And I like the video location - somewhere on the Salton Sea, I think.

Most exciting, is that local businesses have rallied to save the day, to a certain extent: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lh8xAUu9w9M

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