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Old 01-05-2008, 08:50 AM
 
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I love South Carolina! What city abcedf?
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Old 01-20-2008, 04:17 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I grew up in a small community close to Petal. I still visit the area 2-3 times a year and I love it! I currently live in NC therefore, comparing the two is like comparing apples to oranges. Petal is a beautiful rural area, but they have everything you need and more. Lots of hometown pride. They have plenty of grocery stores and I will say that whenever I come back to NC I always leave with a cooler full of meat. It's so much cheaper in Ms! In the summer I leave with a cooler full of peas, butterbeans and corn that I buy from local farmers and I usually feel guilty because I buy so much and it's so cheap and the farmers never fail to throw in something for free. I love driving down 59 and having people actually throw up their hand and wave to me. It took me 2 yrs. of living in NC before I ever passed someone on the road that waved. What I miss most may sound silly, but I miss church homecomings. You always knew who made the best fried chicken and chocolate cake. I don't even think they have them up here and if they do I am sure the chicken was bought at KFC. I miss being able to just drive up to someones house and ask if you can fish in their pond (you'd probably get shot up here). I miss hearing the sweet southern drawl.
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Old 01-21-2008, 01:01 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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You make the areas sound so nice. Thanks for the post.
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Old 01-21-2008, 01:49 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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It truly is!
Thank you!
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Old 01-26-2008, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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I'll have to visit and see for myself.
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Old 01-26-2008, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Telford, TN
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Default Wrong side of the mountains

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I grew up in a small community close to Petal. I still visit the area 2-3 times a year and I love it! I currently live in NC therefore, comparing the two is like comparing apples to oranges. Petal is a beautiful rural area, but they have everything you need and more. Lots of hometown pride. They have plenty of grocery stores and I will say that whenever I come back to NC I always leave with a cooler full of meat. It's so much cheaper in Ms! In the summer I leave with a cooler full of peas, butterbeans and corn that I buy from local farmers and I usually feel guilty because I buy so much and it's so cheap and the farmers never fail to throw in something for free. I love driving down 59 and having people actually throw up their hand and wave to me. It took me 2 yrs. of living in NC before I ever passed someone on the road that waved. What I miss most may sound silly, but I miss church homecomings. You always knew who made the best fried chicken and chocolate cake. I don't even think they have them up here and if they do I am sure the chicken was bought at KFC. I miss being able to just drive up to someones house and ask if you can fish in their pond (you'd probably get shot up here). I miss hearing the sweet southern drawl.
You should move over to the Tri-Cities area of northeast Tennessee. You get all of what you're missing plus the beautiful mountain scenery. I grew up just outside of Laurel (West Jones grad) and I love this area even more.
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Old 01-27-2008, 11:03 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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You should move over to the Tri-Cities area of northeast Tennessee. You get all of what you're missing plus the beautiful mountain scenery. I grew up just outside of Laurel (West Jones grad) and I love this area even more.

Thanks for the suggestion and I agree, it is beautiful on your side of the mountain. However, I married a local Charlottean (one of the few and the proud) who has brothers, sisters, children and grandchildren and of course, all of the people he grew up with, all within 45 min. of our home. It was hard enough moving away from all of my family and friends the first time, Lord knows I don't think I could do it again! I love Charlotte and all of divirsity. I just love Ms. in a whole different way and I am sure that anyone who was "raised" in a small southern town and moved away to the "big city" knows exactly what I am talking about.
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Old 01-27-2008, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Telford, TN
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I know what you mean. I still love Laurel, but the place isn't the same as when I grew up there. This part of Tennessee still maintains a small town feel. We live about three miles outside of Jonesborough, the oldest town in Tennessee. It is small and very pretty and historic. You can go to church on Sunday and walk through town to a restaraunt where the Baptists, Methodists, and Presbyterians all meet up for lunch. It's really a special place.
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Old 01-28-2008, 02:39 PM
 
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hi all ... for those interested ... i grew up in Hattiesburg ... moved away ... twice, just to go back its a great place ... the people are friendly and the crime rate, although very much increased since Katrina, is not something to be outrageously alarmed about. The hub city plays host to numerous evacuees everytime a hurricane brushes the coast, it is because it is the safest city, closest to homes in danger from the storms. the last ones i can remember would be katrina, of course and George in 98 (?) ... most of the time the area just receives wind damage and sometimes flooding in the low lying areas, which there are quite a few of. tornados on the other hand, thats a different story. there is at least one tornado every year somewhere around that area, sometimes more ... after awhile though, you kind of get use to what needs to be done to protect yourself in such a case the schools are wonderful, for mississippi that is ... especially in the outer lying counties ... ie: oak grove, petal, FCAHS, North Forrest, etc. ... there are a few very good private schools as well. it has one major university, three community colleges and numerous technical schools. the city governemt has their issues, just like every other, but all in all, hattiesburg seems to be doing failry well ... they have an october fest every year and an arts walk ... the victorian christmas in historic downtown is amazingly beautiful every year as well one more thing to keep in mind also ... although Hattiesburg is a recognized retirement city, it also plays home to the University of Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles ... making them a very proud college town as well
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Old 01-28-2008, 03:47 PM
 
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My Hattiesburg Community

this is the area's community forum. there are a lot of very helpful and knowledgable people floating around over there who love to meet new people and show them around ... best of luck!
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