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Old 12-13-2020, 09:40 AM
 
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Are you trolling??? Laurel is literally one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever driven through with the rolling hills, so atypical of Mississippi.
I'd say he's right. Have you driven through on the interstate? It's horrible from that vantage point!
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Old 12-14-2020, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Native Floridian, USA
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I, as well, have become addicted and would move there in a heartbeat, even without them redoing a house for me. I am a southerner born and bred and will never move away from the south. I have been over the US and some world travel and I still call the south my home.
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Old 12-18-2020, 11:32 AM
 
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Doesn't Laurel get hit with a lot of tornadoes?
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Old 12-19-2020, 09:01 AM
 
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Doesn't Laurel get hit with a lot of tornadoes?
No more than any other place in the Deep South when the weather conditions make them a possibility.
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Old 12-19-2020, 09:07 AM
 
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I think Laurel is in an economic depression now. It’s population has declined over the decades. The major employer was Masonite, and its successor employees a small fraction of the workers it once did. Laurel also experienced an oil boom decades ago that has long passed. Poultry processor Sanderson Farms is headquartered there, but most of its employees are immigrants who are paid low wages.
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Old 01-11-2021, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Native Floridian, USA
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Retire there ? If it has a grocery store, hardware store and notions store, I'm good. Slow and easy lifestyle is what I am up for because I'm 77. lol
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Old 01-14-2021, 03:00 PM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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Retire there ? If it has a grocery store, hardware store and notions store, I'm good. Slow and easy lifestyle is what I am up for because I'm 77. lol
That, decent Internet, and an address that shows up on Amazon's database and you're in business.


Add in some kind of activity to hold your interest and help you find a few friends if you like and you may have found Utopia.
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Old 01-15-2021, 02:35 AM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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I watch the show to see what Erin does with the houses, much like I watched to see what Joanna did with hers. It doesn't matter so much about the locations, it's the houses. I like it most when they do a truly historic home (some are just shacks). I especially like that Erin isn't afraid to use color, for example pale yellow cabinets. Joanna always uses gray, which I got tried of. Love Erin's wooden floor guy.
I like that about Erin also. She isn't afraid of color. Her taste is eclectic and she combines different styles and colors very well.

Every kitchen isn't white, and every wall isn't grey.

I loved the yellow kitchen also, by the way.
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Old 02-07-2021, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Chandler, AZ
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My wife and I like this show too! We like the idea of moving to a nice, slow, peaceful little town one day. Especially as Arizona is turning into California East, and a little searching identified Mississippi as the most conservative state in the nation.
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Old 02-08-2021, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Jack-town, Sip by way of TN, AL and FL
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I think Laurel is in an economic depression now. It’s population has declined over the decades. The major employer was Masonite, and its successor employees a small fraction of the workers it once did. Laurel also experienced an oil boom decades ago that has long passed. Poultry processor Sanderson Farms is headquartered there, but most of its employees are immigrants who are paid low wages.
I would not call it a depression. Is it booming? Probably not, but there is definitely an economic heartbeat there. Proximity to Hattiesburg helps too. You also undersell Sanderson Farms, they provide many, many white collar type jobs as well, as their HQ is there.

They fly their employees out all over their footprint daily, in order to allow them all to live in the Laurel area.
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