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What Metro are you closest to?

What Metro are you closest to?   31 members have voted

  1. 1. What Metro are you closest to?

    • Memphis/North Mississippi
      17
    • Jackson
      5
    • Gulf Coast (Biloxi/Gulfport)
      4
    • Other
      5

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Good poll. I'm not in Mississipi anymore. I live in Washington, D.C., so if I answered, it would have to be "other." When I did live in Mississippi, we were about 2 hours or so from Jackson. Woodville, in Wilkinson County, is 36 miles south of Natchez and about 55 miles noerth of Baton Rouge.

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There are actually only four census designated MSA's in Mississippi: The Biloxi/MS Gulf Coast MSA, the Hattiesburg MSA that includes Forrest and Lamar Counties, the Jackson MSA and the DeSoto County MSA. I am dead in the middle of the Hattiesburg MSA.

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I don't live in Mississippi, I'm over in New Orleans, and right now Covington in Saint Tammany Parish, but I'm still closest to the Biloxi/MS Gulf Coast MSA.

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Tried to respond to this before I got offline around 2:00 this morning, but I heard a loud crash and breaking glass and so I shut the internet down and went to find out what the noise was. Then after that, I just went to bed.

Anyway, I live 3 hours west of Jackson!

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What was the noise?

I want to know too. You can't just leave us hanging like that Brian! :o

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Oh, sorry, guys! I didn't even think to say anything else about it.

My wife has a fake fern in a glass hurricane lamp on a table out on our back patio. When I went to investigate the noise, I found that it was shattered on my back patio. But I don't understand it, because there was no wind and the thing is pretty heavily weighted down. We've had it sitting in the same spot for 6 months, and before we bought the house it sat on the same table on the back patio of our apartment with no problems. We have quite a few stray cats and wild animals out here, so I assume something jumped on the table and knocked it off. That's all I can figure... there is no other good scenario. But since it was nothing and I was very tired, I went on to bed.

I actually thought it was my wife breaking something at first, because just a couple minutes before it happened I heard something coming from that area of the house. I assumed she got out of bed and was having a midnight snack or something. But she wasn't. I woke her up when I ran into that room yelling, "What the HELL was that!?!?" She said about an hour after I finally went to sleep I sat straight up in the bed and woke her up asking the same question. I guess I was still a little jumpy after that incident.

We live in such a safe area, I never suspect the worst. When we lived in Shreveport, all someone had to do was look at me funny and I'd be suspicious of them. Out here, though, the only worry we have is that we're only about 1/4-mile off the interstate and near a truckstop where lots of drifters come through.

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^Oh, a glass hurricane lamp, huh? I was expecting a burglar crashing through the window, or something like that. ;)

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Sorry to disappoint! :rolleyes:

Seriously, though, when it first happened I didn't know what to think. All I could do was go running in there and start checking doors and windows. I could just picture someone breaking the glass in one of my doors to get in. But I always feel so safe out here... usually it's nothing more than a stray cat when I hear something.

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I voted other because I'm closer to the Greenville Metro Area.

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Sorry to disappoint! :rolleyes:

Haha, I got over it. ;)

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I voted other because I'm 100 miles south of Minneapolis, which makes the Memphis-North Mississippi MSA my closest--a mere 730 miles.

But I was born in Memphis and lived there til I was 18.

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I voted other because I'm 100 miles south of Minneapolis, which makes the Memphis-North Mississippi MSA my closest--a mere 730 miles.

But I was born in Memphis and lived there til I was 18.

Oh, what's 730 miles? Well, it's somewhere near the distance from Shreveport to Chicago, so ... you're just right down the street! It's a really, really long street, though! ;)

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Are there really only 11 people in this Mississippi forum, if so that's sad!

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I am 2 1/2 hours from Jackson and a little less than that from Biloxi . It's close. I live in eastern Baton Rouge.

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I am 2 1/2 hours from Jackson and a little less than that from Biloxi . It's close. I live in eastern Baton Rouge.

I'd have thought you were closer to Biloxi. I'm just down I-20 from Jackson but I'm still 3 hours away, the same distance I am from Dallas. But it's hard for me to place how far Baton Rouge is from certain places since I don't live there and am not used to judging distances based on that city. Of course I KNOW you're close to New Orleans.

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I'm in the North MS area, Just moved from DeSoto to Tunica county. And even more fun I'm about 500 yds or so from what will be the entrance to the new MGM theme park :-D

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Are there really only 11 people in this Mississippi forum, if so that's sad!

Actually, its not. You have to rember that this is the only urban Mississippi forum on the 'net (at least that I'm aware of). And since its urban, there simply won't be as much for Mississippi since its very much an rural/agricultural state.

I'm generally impressed at the activity level here, though I am surprised there is not more interest in Gulport, since it is probably one of the largest urban revitalization projects in the country right now except for New Orleans.

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I agree with your assessment re: MS as an agricultural state, as our 2nd largest city has appx. 75k residents

There is, however, plenty of interest in the redevelopment of Gulfport and the rest of the Coast - Unfortunately, there's not many places one can access such information - If the Sun-Herald published something daily about G-port, I'd certainly post it here

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I would really like to know more about what is going on in Gulfport. Brent Warr seems to have good ideas, yet almost nothing appears to be moving forward in Gulfport. The drawings I have seen look great, but what is the reality when one factors in the port and the DuPont chemical plant? Are these various entities holding things up? Why do I get the feeling that Warr is not quite prepared to deal with the onslaught which may overtake the area?

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I would really like to know more about what is going on in Gulfport. Brent Warr seems to have good ideas, yet almost nothing appears to be moving forward in Gulfport. The drawings I have seen look great, but what is the reality when one factors in the port and the DuPont chemical plant? Are these various entities holding things up? Why do I get the feeling that Warr is not quite prepared to deal with the onslaught which may overtake the area?

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As soon as I can find anything, I will be sure to post it. I would love to see downtown Gulfport reinvent itself in a novel way.

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Is most of the population in Mississippi centered in North Mississippi? Nearly 60% of respondents on this poll are closest to Memphis, I thought there was a significant population on the Gulf Coast, am I wrong?

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Is most of the population in Mississippi centered in North Mississippi? Nearly 60% of respondents on this poll are closest to Memphis, I thought there was a significant population on the Gulf Coast, am I wrong?

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