Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Sad but true

The City of Jackson is now providing free swimming pools:



30 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is one brave individual.

Anonymous said...

Not to worry! We all know that the incoming mayor's chief concern will be the crumbling infrastructure and the budget problems and working with business leaders.

Nothing but good times ahead for the Bold New City!

Anonymous said...

Where is that? Belhaven?

Anonymous said...

i hope he's current on his shots...

Anonymous said...

It's on Radical Road.

Anonymous said...

Hope he's up on his tetanus/typhoid booster. That water looks a little too green for me to want to get in it.

Anonymous said...

Not a smart move.

Anonymous said...

Let's go swimming, Mississippi!

noel said...

Where is the other one? I was told there would be two lakes.

Anonymous said...

I bet he could do a Triple Lindy in that hole and not hit bottom.

Louis LeFleur said...

Being one of the foremost experts on Jackson's layout/geography, I'd bet from the looks of the street and a couple of yards in the picture, that this is in the Fondren/Woodland Hills area. That said, it could still be Belhaven or any of several older NE Jackson neighborhoods. Do we have a pool on the location of the pool?

Anonymous said...

Fondren. This is where the city dug out a hole to patch a water line, and of course the hole fills up with water while prepping the jobsite. Some have assumed sewer, which it is not. Many have referred to it as a pothole which obviously it is not. But after it is repaired, it will be a long-time gravel filled hole in the road where the utility cut was made and the city doesn't go back and patch them.

Anonymous said...

I think Avondale, west of Old Canton.

Anonymous said...

Never get into a Jackson pool without checking for any head's first.

Anonymous said...

Avondale at Kings Highway

There's a sinkhole coming next to it.

Pretty streetcar

Anonymous said...

For all subsequent Lumumba administration stories, can we get a GIF of Michelangelo from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles bursting out of a sewer grate and yelling "Radicaaaal!!!"?

It just seems appropriate on several levels.

Anonymous said...

Hey dude that water looks like sewer water fool.

Anonymous said...

Since his hands are empty, I have to assume that someone was, in fact, holding his beer.

Roll your own said...

Lumumba administration has already decided to not repair that location. They plan to use it for their MXGM People's Assemblies Self-Sufficiency Solidarity neighborhood aquaculture co-op incubator. Whole damn city is going to get those fish growing ponds. Because when Antar eats catfish, everyone eats catfish.

Anonymous said...

Where are the lifeguards?

Anonymous said...

The new bust on Northside Drive east of Ridgewood is bad. Water is not clear. Sewage?

Louis LeFleur said...

11:30, saw that this morning. Too much pressure to be sewer. Broken water main, dirty water flowing downhill between Kirkwood and Forest Park.

Anonymous said...

Avondale between King's Hwy and Hawthorne has been a mess for over a year now. The city has done at least two "repairs" to the water line on that street in the past year where pavement has been dug up and leak supposedly repaired, even though there is a constant leak. Half of the city's problems would go away if they would do proper repairs the first time. They don't repair the water lines like they should, and they don't do very good jobs with the pavement repairs once the leak is fixed which leads to more sinkholes and potholes. This is not hard.

Kingfish said...

I got a message and picture of the Northside drive leak during the meeting of the sales tax commission yesterday. Showed them to Dr. Charlie Williams. He said he was sending someone out there to look at it.

Anonymous said...

Jackson is simply outmatched @10:08 and the plans of the incoming administration are only going to make it worse.

Anonymous said...

noel said...
"Where is the other one? I was told there would be two lakes."
June 14, 2017 at 3:30 PM

Post of the YEAR....

Kingfish said...

I don't have permission to post his name. Not really a news story.

Anonymous said...

1:45 PM, Post of the Century!

Anonymous said...

KF @10:11 -

That leak on Northside was about twenty feet east of the last break on the same main, which was maybe a year ago. Expect AT&T will have to repair their fiber (or whatever it is) again. Those two telecom posts in the vicinity weren't there a few years ago.

@10:08 -

What do you expect? If rapidly-expanding suburbs like Flowood can barely keep the streets up (try driving anything that hasn't been paved within the last five years), what chance does a decaying central city have? I'd be happier with good-quality gravel roads than a lot of the stuff that's "paved" around here.

Anonymous said...

This picture and story made it on Good Morning America this morning. We are famous (or infamous)!

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