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Old 02-25-2008, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Montana
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Although I live in Jackson, I rent an apartment in Vicksburg for fun (casinos). Vicksburg is nice as far as the history and southern hospitality. The crime seems to be getting worse, but I have grown accustomed to it after having lived in Jackson for so long. St. Aloysius is a good school in Vicksburg and is where I would send my kids if I had any.
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Old 02-25-2008, 11:34 AM
 
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MSLauren and ReadsonBeaches You obviously put a lot of thought into your posts. It makes me think about a few things. First off, I am not really familiar with Vicksburg. I would have a few generic comments though. To MSLauren who moved there. Your experience should remind one to really know what he is getting into before making a move. You seem surprised by things like strange food, boring lifestyle, and lack of amenities. This should not have been a surprise. I urge those who are relocating to do their homework to avoid such splashes of cold water. Having said that it seems MSLauren is adjusting and with a mature outlook is going to make the shifts in cultural accomodation necessary. Good luck--I went through this same thing so I can really relate. I do think it is more a small town rural setting versus a city and urban area than North versus South.
ReadsonBeaches--I wonder if you see things through a prism of your own bias a bit? You mention "waspy" "rich" and seem offended that fees are required for the golf clubs?? Are you perhaps prejudiuce against the successful? Is there racism which means some people can't get good jobs though well-qualified, access to public places is forbidden or culturally limited, education is out of reach of some, the city administration including police officers does not represent the make-up of the town and on and on??? Or do you see unequal empowerment due to lack of means? If it is the latter, then that is the American way, is it not? Empower yourself and join the ranks of the successful? I think racism is often used when unequal means is the actual fact. Is opportunity and a level playing field available? Then it isn't racism that is the culprit.
It's hard for people to find jobs. The largest employer is the federal goverment. But high gas costs,overvalued real estate has turned off commuters just ask those who live in Madison and Clinton about this backyard port. A number of business have closed now. There isn't a cinema no more and there isn't really a shopping mall. Also this port has some jealously over the fact that Madison and Clinton is picking from people who are moving away from here. Don't go to RiverRegion Hospitial locals no longer go at all.There hasn't been no growth in this port what so ever. U would better off in Madison or Clinton or the other towns growing the central part of the state.
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Old 02-25-2008, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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Don't go to RiverRegion Hospitial locals no longer go at all.There hasn't been no growth in this port what so ever. U would better off in Madison or Clinton or the other towns growing the central part of the state.
I lived in Vicksburg but moved further south, and I used to laugh when people in Plaquemine, LA referred to River West as "Killer West". Now I'm hearing people from Vicksburg refer to River Region as "Killer Region". I believe there's a lot to be said once your hospital earns that description.
Most people from Plaquemine go to BTR for health care. Likewise I think a lot of people in Vicksburg drive to Jackson.
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Old 02-26-2008, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Gulfport, MS
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I just got some very cool news yesterday, that Americorps *NCCC is going to build a new campus in Vicksburg. NCCC is the domestic Peace Corps, where young people ages 18-24 volunteer for a year to do public service projects. I'm a graduate of NCCC Class X, Perry Point, and just got accepted for another year. Vicksburg is probably going to be the new Southern Region campus, replacing the now closed Charleston campus. Hopefully this will a shot in the arm for V'burg.
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Old 02-27-2008, 11:18 AM
 
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Let me tell you local leaders are having a much harder time attracting a new cinema operator into town. Since the only one closed over 18 months ago they're discovering that cinema operators want to see more population. In my opinion this is a real good business weapon. Why? I heard a number of accounts where this town in the past told some businesses NO. Why? Becouse it would interefere on thier control freak hold this town. Now their really discovered for once that they're the ones getting lectured for once. But I can tell you that local leaders have been quiet on the cinema issue and the locals are wondering if they will have a cinema of thier own.
In the paper now,even in the Clairion Ledger Mayor Laurence Leyens is coming across as complainer more than anyone else. But the locals are still talking and I can tell you they're a lot angry film buffs in town too.
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