Tag Archives: Mississippi

Time Flies

“Ethan here: Today marks the 44th anniversary of Candelstick Park tornado that struck Jackson. 57 people died and 504 people were injured.” —@16WAPTNews I haven’t thought about that in years. My uncle was working there at the time; my aunt … Continue reading

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Snow in Jackson, February 2010

We seldom see snow that amounts to anything, but this was enough to close schools and businesses. I’ve posted a few pictures on Flickr.

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Under Pressure

Finally I have water pressure again, seems like more than before the crisis. At last I can shower and wash clothes again. Wheee! Before we decry the timeliness of Jackson’s response to a few leaks, just image this 20 million … Continue reading

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Trickle trickle little star

That is, the stars on this map indicate where the 120+ 140+ water main breaks are. There’s no legend, but I’m assuming that the many red stars represent unrepaired breaks while the green ones represent completed repairs. At the moment … Continue reading

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Water water … nowhere

With over a hundred breaks in the water mains, Jackson is running kinda dry right now. Federal, state, and local governments have closed offices, school have closed, a number of local businesses have locked their doors. Some neighborhoods (mine, for … Continue reading

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Water problems

Nothing like three days below freezing to mess up your pipes. Although city crews have been rushing around all over fixing broken mains, I thought I had avoided any problems. However, I just noticed that my water is turning brown, … Continue reading

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MS smacks MS deadline

I originally posted about this in June. If you’re gonna make a claim, you have until October 16th. Follow the WJTV link for details. “Mississippi residents have until Oct. 16 to submit claims under the state’s settlement of a lawsuit … Continue reading

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Frugalista Fandango

I don’t know the Jackson Frugalista. In fact, I’d never heard of her until early this morning when a tweet saying “a Jackson blogger is getting beat up on by some lawyers” caught my eye. Since I’m also a Jackson … Continue reading

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School phone searches

As much as I think schools should have some leeway to maintain order and safety, particularly with younger children, I’m on the side of the student here. It’s one thing to confiscate a phone until the end of the day, … Continue reading

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Hurricane Survival Checklist

WAPT 16, a local Jackson, MS, TV station, offers a Hurricane Survival Checklist [1] I’d like to add a few more hints. Please feel free to add more in the comments. First, consider additional smaller kits tailored for you office … Continue reading

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