Friday, May 22, 2020

Flashback Friday: The Way Jackson Used to Be

Today's edition of Flashback Friday focuses on how Jackson used to be just a few short weeks ago.  


Anonymous said...

Here’s hoping the aspiring videographer doesn’t get shot or carjacked.

Unknown said...

What a new concept. *(As if it hasn't been done before with very little, if any success)
2 young dudes just now stepping into the real world with their take on how to make Jackson, The Bold New City, THE place to be. Remember the 2 or 3 guys that promised Jackson Square was about to come back to life?
How many times has Metrocenter had hopes, including the most recent attempt.
Go for it guys, best of luck, and don't forget to post a video in 8 months about why you gave up on Jackson.

Anonymous said...

This shelter in place is alsolutely killing all these small business.
And to add fuel to the fire Mayor Lubamaba wnted to extend the lockdown, later complaining the governor force his hand.
Stupid. He can't run a city at all. Crime is epidemic, sewer is running down the streets, no jobs in Jackson.

Anonymous said...

The only thing I miss in Jackson was Shakey's Pizza Parlor. Great memories and piping hot "bubbling dough" pizza crust.

Anonymous said...

Ummm...yeah...right. Felt more at comfort outside the wire in Iraq and Afghanistan than I do in extremely rare trips to Jackson.

Anonymous said...

"Crime is epidemic". To me I see it as Pandemic as it overflows to other areas of the Metro area and involves a good amount more people than one may expect.

Anonymous said...

No hope for Jackson; too far gone. Metro area is not large enough to make it with a giant hole in middle. This leaves about 4-5 places in Mississippi that offer a decent future. Not a great future but decent.

Anonymous said...

I thought Metro Center was going to be up running and vibrant by now?

Anonymous said...

I agree with all of the comments thru 11:51.

That being said, I grew up in Jackson, and have lived here all of my life. Do y'all remember when Jackson was actually a pretty good place to live? I'm not going to claim it was outstanding, but the city was nice, and the people were the best you'd find anywhere on the plane! So.....why does Jackson's current majority not want that any more? I just can't figure out why you don't hear any real complaints from that segment. Do they not hate driving on the virtual gravel roads in the city? Do they not get tired of being constantly in fear of being burglarized or raped or robbed or killed? Do they not care that it won't be long before they have NO tax base to take care of the city?

While I commend those who are trying to revitalize areas like Belhaven and Fondren, do those people not realize it's only a matter of time to where those business will have to leave that area, in much the same way they had to leave south and west Jackson? My hat's off to those people, but I can sure say I'm glad I'm not one with a financial stake in those areas!

It's just a shame that an entire City has no perceivable future. The majority of the people who still live there either don't believe that or they don't want it.

Anonymous said...

To each of you guys above: fine, stay out. No one here cares if you illiterates never step foot here again.

Might I suggest you have your next pro-choice or pro-gun rally at Dogwood, as opposed to the Capitol Building or in Fondren.

Anonymous said...

So, all the self-loathing tax payers flying fake Mississippi flags is not garnering improvement?

Anonymous said...

If they are so sold on Jackson why is their office located in Flowood?

Anonymous said...

When is the zoo opening?

Anonymous said...

And now I see the Jackson radio station " The River" 105.1 FM has gone from oldies radio that I enjoyed, to a black "R&B station. Sad.

Anonymous said...

Bring back Dog’n’Sudzs. Won’t come back til you do.

Anonymous said...


If you and your friends would support 105.1, it would not have changed formats. I think radio as a whole is struggling with the exception of a few stations. Kids and Millennials don't listen to the radio, and we older folks are listening less and less. As long as 102.9 and 96.3 don't go anywhere, we'll be fine.

Anonymous said...

Dog’n’Suds was great !

They had the best root beer floats.
Great steak sandwiches too.

Hell, I even played on their little league baseball team back in the 70's.

Our main most rival was the "Pet Dairy" team at the old Lake Hico ball parks.
( Forrest Avenue @ Watkins Drive ).

Sorry youngsters, please let an old "Boomer" reminisce.
That was a long time ago, in a galaxy . . . far, far away.

I only wish ya'll could have experienced our childhood.

Anonymous said...

When I read comments here, it sounds like a ton of these readers have been raised to fear black people. It's funny, because it seems that when you watch liberal news, black people are also fearful of white people. Why is there so much fear of each other?

I was raised to respect people and not see color (which as I got older was crap, but understood the sentiment implied. We all see color). Why don't we just respect each other and keep it moving.

If separate but equal was done right, the US would be a better place.

Anonymous said...


Thanks for the info. I just deleted all the 105.1 pre-sets on my radios. iHeart Radio has ruined so many once great radio stations, most recently 106.7 by removing the "Sunday Brunch" program. Nothing is sacred to that bunch.

By the way, did you see the new tag line for 105.1?

"Real 105.1 Now Rolling 10,000 Joints In A Row Commercial Free"

How classy is that for the City with Soul? 10,000 joints rolled in Jacktown??? Should take about 15 minutes.

Anonymous said...

Men in little hats far away make decisions for iHeart Radio. They probably looked at the demographics of the metro and decided a change would be profitable.

Anonymous said...

I thought when the commercial was over I would see a great show but realized it was all a commercial.

Anonymous said...

I rarely listen to local commercial radio. The advertisement load is suffocating. I grew up in the Delta in prehistoric days listening to WJDX-FM. Now it seems 106.7 (whatever the call letters presently are) has more commercials than music. Bring on Sirius XM!

Anonymous said...

What little hats are you talking about, 4:25? By all means, please explain.


-an ashkenazi

Anonymous said...

3:41, your post sure rode each side of the fence. I really can't tell where you stand.

To figure out who you fear, all you have to do is live in Jackson for a while. You'll figure it out quickly.

Anonymous said...

at 2:49 PM at 3:29 PM at 4:05 PM at 4:25 PM at 5:39 PM

I wish I could tell you what's cookin' concerning radio, but it's gonna be good.

Anonymous said...

Are you saying that I am wrong are you upset that we recognize the coincidence has become common? Please tell us why you are upset?

Anonymous said...

I sure hope that @6:37 is Sam Adcock, the late David Adcock's son. He has revived Tunes 'til Two on Radio Free Jackson and it is great. I wish that it would be broadcast on the FM dial so I won't have to be tied to Alexa to listen. That would be the best thing to happen to live radio since Dave passed away.

Anonymous said...

“ It's just a shame that an entire City has no perceivable future. The majority of the people who still live there either don't believe that or they don't want it.
May 22, 2020 at 12:28 PM”

The majority of Jackson residents don’t care. That’s the problem. Actually that’s their problem. Not mine.

Anonymous said...

I was raised to respect people and not see color (which as I got older was crap, but understood the sentiment implied. We all see color). Why don't we just respect each other and keep it moving.
May 22, 2020 at 3:41 PM

Answer is simple and will probably trigger liberals but here goes:
1. My community respects authority
2. My community respects education
3. My community respects property values and quality of life
4. My community respects parents raising their kids
5. My community respects hard work.

Majority of Jackson doesn’t meet those standards and that’s why people don’t want to live there. The other side will scream “no it’s cause you don’t want to live next door to black people!” One of my neighbors are two lesbian women. The other is a black police officer. Great neighbors. They have the same mindset as me. People feel comfortable living with people they feel have the same values.

Anonymous said...

Hey 6:37, 6:05 here. Two questions:

1) who said I was upset?

2) what “coincidence” has “become common?”

I can’t wait for you to explain because your writing is unintelligible.

Anonymous said...

As Florida said on Good Times when her husband was killed on his way to Mississippi. Damn Damn Damn. Loved the oldies station. Listened to Casey Kasem old Top 40 shows on Sunday morning. They played Christmas music the entire months of November and December. Wonder if they will still carry the Saints games. I Heart Radio dies suck.

Anonymous said...

High crime is a leftist agenda tactic used to gain control of people and their tax dollars.

One only needs to answer this simple question to understand this particular leftist tactic:

Would Chokwe Lumumba be Mayor of Jackson if the crime rates dropped enough to cause an influx of people moving back into Jackson?

When one understands the answer to this one simple question, one understands why leftist love chaos, why leftist love high crime, why leftist love evil, etc.; and one can then understand why leftist want spy cameras, want to take away the right to protect yourself with new, stricter gun laws, while at the same time running a revolving door catch and release so-called criminal justice system.

Anonymous said...

8:02 is exactly right. on my suburban street i have black, Indian, white, and a polyamory trio. great place to live. low crime. respect for keeping up property and making sure everyone is ok and doesn’t need anything. common decent people values. nothing to do with politics or race.

until the city of jackson can reduce crime, fix the infrastructure, bulldoze abandoned derelict properties, have a public school system that isn’t failing, get residents to care about their property and neighbors— which most of this ISNT the role of government in the first’s going to continue to stumble into the future...

i’ll just keep enjoying where i live in the meanwhile.

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