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Old 03-13-2009, 08:14 AM
 
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What are some of the diffrences in your opinion between the North, Central, and South parts of Mississippi? Is south Mississippi more liberal than the rest of the state because of their casinos and close proximity to New Orleans? Or is the central part of the state more consvertaive? While the northern part gets a lot of influence from Memphis? Vice versa. Any input is appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 03-13-2009, 10:44 AM
 
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I can tell you that Northern 1/3rd of Mississippi is much hillier and the weather dramatically more seasonal (colder in the winter) than the south or mid part of the state. Also subject to tornado activity but not hurricanes. It's also more rural - EXCEPT immediate area adjacent to Memphis. That area acts as a suburb of Memphis and is probably the most prosperous as well as the fastest growing in the state of MS (or so I have read).

Conservative vs. liberal - blah, irrelevant in my opinion. Probably not much of a difference.
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Old 03-13-2009, 01:05 PM
 
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In my experiences which I have lived in the North and Central parts of the state and visited the coast area plenty of times I can say there are a few differences between them and most are climatic. In the winter, the Northern part of the state from around Grenada up tends to be much colder than the central and southern parts of the state. Summer temperatures do not vary as much between the different regions(all get very hot). Politically, there is not much difference but I would say the western half of the state tends to be a bit more liberal with casinos and not many if any dry counties. The Eastern half of the state(mainly Northeast) has many counties that are totally dry.
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Old 03-13-2009, 10:38 PM
 
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There is also a huge division between NE and NW Mississippi. NE is hills, NW is the Delta.
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Old 03-14-2009, 01:43 AM
 
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Default mississippi

I can tell you that I was born in columbus, ms in the 1950's and stayed there until we moved to Jackson and clinton in the early 1970s, then moved to Gautier-Pascagoula in late 70's, then I was stationed at Keesler AFB in biloxi in the late 1980's. (moved from biloxi in 1988), family stayed in Gautier until EARLY 90's.

I was recently in clinton , meridian, greenville and horn lake on business.

the mississippi gulf coast is the only place that i would even consider moving back to...probably ocean springs , biloxi gulfport. of course the problem here is Fredrick, Camille, Katrina, etc.....(Hurricanes for the non locals)

would i move to:

memphis suburbs...if you gave me a $125K house...still no way
cleveland...not me
vicksburg...no way in hell
greenville...if you put a gun to my head
columbus...youve got to be kidding me
clinton or jackson...maybe if it were 1970 or if I get 24 hr police escort
meridian...i might give it a shot if i had to choose north of gulf coast and didnt mind working retail or driving a log truck
tupelo...i dont know...elvis and his family left and never went back
laurel and hattiesburg...only to attend USM...then get the hell out

this is my home state that i am referring to, a place that i should be proud of...i am sorry to say that most people with an education move away.
take columbus for example. My father was a rabbit and produced 8 of us children...not 1, not 1 of his 8 children stayed in columbus or the in state of mississippi...LOL.....my mom graduated from USM , 1 brother and 1 cousin graduated from Mississipi state in Starkville, not one of them lives in mississippi....MY HOME STATE IS A DOORMAT...AND IT IS THAT FOR MORE THAN OBVIOUS REASONS.

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Old 03-14-2009, 01:37 PM
 
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your father was a rabbit?
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Old 03-14-2009, 02:36 PM
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Location: Port Orange, Florida
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...MY HOME STATE IS A DOORMAT...AND IT IS THAT FOR MORE THAN OBVIOUS REASONS.
Yet you still lurk on Mississippi's forum?
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Old 03-14-2009, 11:47 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee/Biloxi
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I have been a visitor to MS for most of my 49 years of life, (father grew up in Long Beach) and lived on the Gulf Coast for 2 years. Although I chose to leave, believe me when I say there are 2 Mississippi's...Everything below I-10...and everything above I-10. Although I love all parts of the state for various reason, I would never live anywhere in MS except the coast. Whether the rest of the state admits to it or not, the Coast is the economic ball runner of the state, it is the most sought after part of the state for tourism, it is the most "cosmopolitan and diverse" part of the state...it is, and always has been, and alway will be. In spite of Katrina, it is still growing and will continiue to do so. It is always ranked as one of the most desirable places to retire; Fodor's Travel Guide rated Biloxi the 3rd most up and coming tourist destination, just behind Orlando and Vegas. Florida is filled and losing its luster...mark my words, your going to see and hear alot more about the MS Coast in the future...just wait and see!
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Old 03-15-2009, 12:58 AM
 
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And there ya go - see I have gone down to the coast many times and while I find it pretty cool, it's just too humid and hot for me. Maybe if I could afford property right on the water where there's always a nice breeze it would be better.

I like this part of the state (along hwy 82) and above because the weather is so much more temperate. People are always surprised when I talk about my plans to help cool the house with solar, or heat the house with solar - they think it's just hotter than blazes down here all the time when the reality is yeah it gets hot on Summer days but it's rare it stays above 80 here every night for more than a few days - usually it gets down into the 70s and even 60s even in Midsummer. I had an afghan hound that used to like sleeping in front of the window by my bed and every morning I'd reach over to pet him and his fur would literally be wet from dew condensation, like he had been spritzed with a spray bottle.
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Old 03-15-2009, 02:35 AM
 
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Default Dad was a Rabbit and I don't Lurk!!

I am not proud of what is thought about my place of birth, either by myself, outsiders, or the national media. But it is what it is...just look at the rest areas...say I-55 north above Jackson...metal plates for mirrors on the walls in the restrooms...give me a break.... low wattage lighting like they are trying to save electricity in the parking areas....have you seen the Rest Areas in florida?? I would live in some of them.

In the 1970's, I attended First Baptist church in Jackson (Bill Waller, former MS Governor was a member at the time)...some sunday nights, in lieu of listening to the sermon, I would walk around downtown by the State Office bldg (walter sellers was under construction), the capitol, the Govs Mansion, and just sightsee. Would I do that today? Not on your life.

If I could fix it , I would.

And my Dad was evidently at least part Rabbit...Eight Kids...anybody knows 8 is (more than) enough!! Who has 8 kids ?

And, I am not Lurking on the MS forum, but I visit lots of forums (As I have lived in Ms, Al, Il, De, Fl, Ga, VA and now the suburbs of Chattanooga, Tn). I will give advice and state the truth...just like every other post on here, it's just my 2 cents worth...take it or leave it.

My heart and prayers go out to the people in southern mississippi who are still suffering from the effects of Katrina. I drove down beach Blvd (hwy 90) a few weeks back , and it is still a mess.

God Bless mississippi and the united states.
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