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Old 05-15-2013, 02:48 PM
 
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I am in college in Ohio. After that, though I would love to move to Mississippi. For someone who has never been there and has lived in the north my whole life, would it be smart to move there? I have a fam friend who lives in Batesville but I haven't visited him since he moved there. Ps, im a huge college football fan and one of the biggest Ole Miss fans outside of MS. That should help me, right?
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Old 05-15-2013, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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It would be nice to have a job lined up before you move here!
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Old 05-15-2013, 03:38 PM
 
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It would be nice to have a job lined up before you move here!
^It's not likely that he will be able to secure a job prior to moving. Unless he has a unique hard to find skillset, no employer is going to take that chance. Not sure why it was brought up any way, your comment doesn't answer his question.


OP, depending on where you are in OH, you could be in for a small culture shock. Life in the deep south is much slower than the North or major cities. You'll find that things are done differently too.

I'm going to rep you for being an Ole Miss fan though. Although I got out of MS as fast as I could, I'm still an Ole Miss fan
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Old 05-15-2013, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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[quote=Ankhharu;29582763]^It's not likely that he will be able to secure a job prior to moving. Unless he has a unique hard to find skillset, no employer is going to take that chance. Not sure why it was brought up any way, your comment doesn't answer his question.

Well, jobs aren't plentiful in Mississippi and you need money to live.
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Old 05-15-2013, 07:10 PM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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I am in college in Ohio. After that, though I would love to move to Mississippi. For someone who has never been there and has lived in the north my whole life, would it be smart to move there? I have a fam friend who lives in Batesville but I haven't visited him since he moved there. Ps, im a huge college football fan and one of the biggest Ole Miss fans outside of MS. That should help me, right?
Yeah. You'll be OK, especially since you believe that you will like it. Batesville isn't far from Oxford -there's even a 4 LANE - and you'll love the atmosphere there.

C'mon down! There must be a job somewhere around that you can fit into. One of two things can happen: (1) You'll go back and always remember the time you.........(2) Your children will be saying Y'all.
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:25 PM
 
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I really think you should visit a place before you pack your car and relocate your life. We've moved across the country three times, and I've always insisted on visiting first.

The point Old Mouldy makes about securing a job prior to moving is a good one. If you pack up without one, you'll likely be in trouble. The economy isn't particularly strong there.

I don't know where you're from in OH, but the climate is likely to be quite different for you. You won't deal much with snow, but you will have to deal with high heat and humidity.

Seems like you're up for a change in scenery, but I'd encourage you to investigate fully before leaving everything you know.
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:19 PM
 
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I am originally from the ct suburbs of nyc and go to college in Cleveland, so ive been around the big cities my whole life. but theres just not enough rebels fans in the north. and also, the cheap land/ standard of living is enticing. btw, there is nothing greater then seeing the rebels hoist the egg bowl trophy
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Old 05-16-2013, 07:52 AM
 
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Having spent about 40 years of my life in MS, I fear you may be somewhat disappointed. I am MSU graduate and have been to games in both Oxford and Starkville (season ticket holder). Both fan bases are passionate, but not nearly as diehard as you are lead to believe on message boards and ESPN (especially compared to BAMA and LSU fans).

Tailgating is great but you get 6-7 of those per year, and to really fit in you need to be part of a group - which are usually pretty tight. Due to the lack of a high level of success, most serious fans are alums or have some other close association to the university. There is a saying in Oxford, "we may not win the game but we always win the party," in other words, we don’t take wins and losses nearly as seriously as some other SEC fan bases (due to lack of success, smaller population, smaller enrollments, universities being in very small towns, etc.). UM/MSU fans don't get school tattoos, unlike fans of Bama and LSU (many of those fans have never even set foot on campus). Also, many Mississippi fans are bandwagon, they show up and get excited when times are good, but lose interest when the team is not doing well.

Due to the depressed economy (the Delta is a third world county that will never change), crime is higher than you will expect, even in rural areas. In many places public schools are a disaster, if the public schools are good, the property values will be higher than you expect for Mississippi. You will find this true around Oxford.

The prevailing wage is relatively low here, some people have told me they moved here for the low cost of living, but when lower wages/higher than expected cost of living is factored in, they are not as far ahead as envisioned. Depending on where you live, you may be shelling out private school tuition also.
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Old 05-16-2013, 10:54 AM
 
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Having spent about 40 years of my life in MS, I fear you may be somewhat disappointed. I am MSU graduate and have been to games in both Oxford and Starkville (season ticket holder). Both fan bases are passionate, but not nearly as diehard as you are lead to believe on message boards and ESPN (especially compared to BAMA and LSU fans).

Tailgating is great but you get 6-7 of those per year, and to really fit in you need to be part of a group - which are usually pretty tight. Due to the lack of a high level of success, most serious fans are alums or have some other close association to the university. There is a saying in Oxford, "we may not win the game but we always win the party," in other words, we don’t take wins and losses nearly as seriously as some other SEC fan bases (due to lack of success, smaller population, smaller enrollments, universities being in very small towns, etc.). UM/MSU fans don't get school tattoos, unlike fans of Bama and LSU (many of those fans have never even set foot on campus). Also, many Mississippi fans are bandwagon, they show up and get excited when times are good, but lose interest when the team is not doing well.

Due to the depressed economy (the Delta is a third world county that will never change), crime is higher than you will expect, even in rural areas. In many places public schools are a disaster, if the public schools are good, the property values will be higher than you expect for Mississippi. You will find this true around Oxford.

The prevailing wage is relatively low here, some people have told me they moved here for the low cost of living, but when lower wages/higher than expected cost of living is factored in, they are not as far ahead as envisioned. Depending on where you live, you may be shelling out private school tuition also.
From what I have heard from my family friend about Batesville its a college like town, with many rebel fans. ample job opportunities In the area, and decent schools. im working toward a degree in education, so I would look to become a teacher in MS
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Old 05-16-2013, 11:45 AM
 
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Hello. It will be hard to find a job in Mississippi coming from out of state before moving. Trust me I tried. I did land a job in Memphis from out of state before moving. There are die hard Ole Miss and Mississippi State fans all over the state. I have friends with Mississippi State tattoos. I would link up with your old family friend because Mississippians can be tight when welcoming new people into circles. You have to be born there, have family there, or attend the right church a lot of times to be accepted. Of which I had no problem coming from California because both my parents are from Mississippi, the majority of my family lives in Mississippi, I love the south, and my ancestry in Mississippi goes back to Spanish, French, and British colonial days. You mentioned Batesville it is about 45 minutes to an hour from Memphis. Have you thought about living in Desoto county Mississippi. It is apart of the Memphis Metro area and really nice. Lots of Ole Miss and Mississippi State fans and alums in the area. Also becoming a teacher in Mississippi is really easy. Pass the praxis and enroll in an alternative route program and there you go. I have a teaching license in Mississippi and graduated from Mississippi State with a Master's in Social Studies education. I live in Memphis and work as a librarian with the city. Good luck and if you have any questions just ask.
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