Friday, September 11, 2020

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A local drone enthusiast took an aerial tour of Jackson.  Enjoy.



54 comments:

Anonymous said...

How depressing! The "Radical New City" of Jackson is a little Detroit of years past. Detroit has made somewhat of a comeback. I'm afraid it will never happen in Jackson. Is anyone able to identify any of these locations?

Anonymous said...

Sad. It may not be in my lifetime but Jackson will come back. Charles Bradley can sing it.

Anonymous said...

so many wrong turns. and thats on everyone going back many years, regardless of pigmentation

Anonymous said...

If you had told me this was Chernobyl 35 years later, I would have believed you.

Anonymous said...

For some reason I have recently seen Escape from LA and Escape from New York. This footage seems to fit.

Anonymous said...

" Is anyone able to identify any of these locations?"

South Jackson.

I believe the trashed factory is either the old General Electric factory or the Coke bottling plant across from Battle Field Park. ( Hwy 80 at Terry Road vicinity).

The bombed out hotel is one of the ones around I-20/Ellis Ave. Old Holiday Inn Hilltop perhaps ?

The overgrown apartment complex is on one of the major streets down there as well.
Mcdowell Rd. / Raymond Rd ?

I'm sure some others can provide better identification.

Anonymous said...

Chernobyl came to mind to me as well. A place where people lived long ago

Anonymous said...

How about the welcoming view the tourist get from i20 heading west from stack.

Anonymous said...

Good drone pilot. My kid is a USAF Drone Pilot with tour in ME. says he loves to fly them and doing what he has to do including pickling off some ordinance. His job and he trained extensively for it. Proud of him.

Anonymous said...

@3:55 PM

I recognize (barely) the apartment complex. It's the old Casa Grande at the corner of Terry Road and Sykes Road.

Anonymous said...

Good location for filming Walking Dead!

Anonymous said...

Detroit is getting much better. But the government there had to do a lot of bulldozer therapy, increased police presence for new development downtown, and invest/keep things in Detroit of value. (Art museum, Symphony, Sports Teams, Museums, Farmers Markets...). Jackson seemingly has no interest in any of this. So sad.

Anonymous said...

A once great city gone perhaps for ever!

Anonymous said...

Just think how many good paying jobs these buildings once represented. Many a middle class family was supported there. Now it's all poverty level jobs or one percenters.
So sad to see a once "Crossroads of the South" in such sad shape.

Anonymous said...

" So sad to see a once "Crossroads of the South" in such sad shape."

Yep.

It's more than sad.

Those of us that grew up there can say that.

Anonymous said...

This is pretty much anywhere in the U.S., where manufacturing has left along with the wealth-creating jobs. Go to pretty much any city/town in MS (especially west of I-55 from TN to LA). Solutions? Downsize the cities to current populations, re-shore manufacturing, consolidate "dead" towns to viable cities, stop tolerating sub-standard education, and stop paying for the birth of children as a "meal ticket" instead of a job.

Anonymous said...

Just one more former great city turned into a shit hole by Marxist Leftist Democrats.

You can thank those who support, prop up and make excuses for the Marxist Leftist Democrats like Bill Crawford, Sid Salters and William Winter for Jackson's demise.

Anonymous said...

That may well be the best cover of a Black Sabbath song I've ever heard.

Anonymous said...

Make no mistake about it, Detroit had to declare bankruptcy first.

Anonymous said...

He must have edited out all the footage of the druggies smoking a crack pipe in the buildings. Or either he filmed this while they are all begging up along I-55 in North Jackson.

Anonymous said...

Cool video. I wouldn’t have risked my life to do it though.

Anonymous said...

Jackson (as a large city in MS) is never going to "come back".

No one is coming here and the young people are leaving.

It is and will suffer the same fate as many small cities across the state and in 20 years the entire state will be nothing more than a welfare hell hole.

Anonymous said...

5:51- You are right on! Jackson has been poorly managed for decades but the fact is that when manufacturing moves out and tax payers relocate to other areas you are left with vacant buildings and a population that can't support the infrastructure. in other words, those that pay no taxes are now living in a city with too little income to support it's size.

Jackson isn't the only city to experience this and it won't be the last. Unfortunately the cities that tolerate crime, murder and theft will recover last, if at all.

Anonymous said...

The capitol of the state looks like a third world country.

Anonymous said...

If my cars navigation system had a "skip crime ridden shit holes" feature it would direct me around the City of Jackson.

GM said...

" Jackson (as a large city in MS) "

Sorry 7:38, even at it's height Jackson has never been a large City.
But I agree with you...

I doubt that town will ever be what it once was.

Anonymous said...

Wish the state would tear down the mess they left in Jackson.

Anonymous said...

Have them to fly Lake Hico next

Clay Edwards said...

the drone pilot is my wifes first cousin, he's actually a paralyzed veteran, great dude for sure.

Anonymous said...

The old Jackson enterprise building at eastern city limits on 80

The coke factory was also in there just west.

Anonymous said...

@5:58, what have you done to make Jackson a better place?

Anonymous said...

While the city center crumbles...people are pouring resources and energy to cutting down trees in Madison/Rankin County on new greenfield projects. It's a downward spiral and self-perpetuating... it's understandable that people don't want to invest in refurbishing these terrible run-down properties, but it's also sad and continues the trend ....

Anonymous said...

So many good memories of Jackson from when I was growing up. It’s sad to see the state of condition it’s in. The radical left got what they wanted. Now, what do they plan to do with it? It’s sort of like when you’re a kid and you get a new toy and your parents watch you break it. You had it back to them and they say, “sorry, you don’t get another one.” So you’re left with a broken toy trying to play with it and make the best of it. You discard it and forget about it. Same thing happened here with Jackson.

Unknown said...

@5:58 offers silly statements but no solutions, as usual.Responsibility must begin with community who lives in Jackson, taking responsibility for their actions, decline in crime results from families who commit to their young children and provide a stable environment--and stop passing the buck on being responsible parents, mentors. Educate young people to educate themselves first, before constantly having children they are not capable of rearing, housing, clothing and caring for which feeds the vicious cycle. With decline in crime, business would again feel safe to locate and return jobs.

Anonymous said...

@5:58 offers silly statements but no solutions, as usual.Responsibility must begin with community who lives in Jackson, taking responsibility for their actions, decline in crime results from families who commit to their young children and provide a stable environment--and stop passing the buck on being responsible parents, mentors. Educate young people to educate themselves first, before constantly having children they are not capable of rearing, housing, clothing and caring for which feeds the vicious cycle. With decline in crime, business would again feel safe to locate and return jobs.

Anonymous said...

We get the leadership we vote for. One would think we would want people in leadership roles who have been successful in life and business. However, success is now villainized and punished in our society rather than celebrated. Rather than aspire and work one's way to success, our society would rather pull down those who have studied and worked many long hours to attain success while others twiddled with their time. Socialism does not work and Jackson is an example that eventually you run out of other people's money.

Anonymous said...

I live in Jackson. 7.42, what could you possibly do to make Jackson better?

Anonymous said...

I heard they were scouting locations for the next Mad Max show and Jackson was high in the running for the wasteland... /sarcasm

Anonymous said...

Cool video! Jackson is a great city despite its challenges. Thank goodness nothing of any importance depends on vision or leadership from commenters on this blog.

Anonymous said...

Send hope hell, send bulldozers !

Anonymous said...

11:10 pm: Your wife's cousin is very talented indeed. Please thank him for his service and for sharing his "art".

Don Drane said...

8:15, regarding your theory, please name the manufacturing industries that have moved 'out of Jackson' in the past thirty years. I'll wait.

Anonymous said...

9:08

Man get outta here with that BS. Hinds County Tax rates, the state not taking care of property they own, and churches buying and sitting on property are the issues. Yes, crime but if a major company came into Jackson tomorrow, that crime rate wouldn't matter and people wouldn't say a word about it. Some of these "solutions" are just so lazy when the exact things you are talking about are happening everywhere in the state. Again, a Capital City shouldn't look like this, but ask your Legislature what they are gonna do about it.

Anonymous said...

5:56.
Here’s a few off the top of my head

Frito Lay on Boling st
Tyson Foods in Wilmington St
Bunge Corp on Mill St
Can’t remember the name of the furniture manufacturer near Jxn Mall
Coke plant. Yes the made & bottled on hwy 80
Borden’s Milk
GE

ect....

Anonymous said...

" and stop passing the buck on being responsible parents,"

Is that not what parents are for . . . teaching their kids (right from wrong)
while also being responsible and such ?

Anonymous said...

8:15
Let’s see what I can remember

Frito Lay on Boling St
Tyson Foods on Wilmington St
Bunge on Mill St
GE & Borden’s on Hwy 80
Coke. Yes they made & bottled there

Anonymous said...

How about drone visit to road overlays, new housing and other improvements in Jackson????

Anonymous said...

You wanna know why Jackson is a Hell Hole?? Why trash is on the ground around every corner?? Democrats have run the city for years and its simple. They shit where they eat!!! They don't mind living in filth and trash. Dilapidated buildings on every street. Jackson is Dead !!!

Anonymous said...

When I moved here over 40 years ago, these areas were already in states of neglect.
We all know that south of I-20 and west of the railroad has been neglected for a very long time.
A drone east of I-55 would look very different.
And a similar drone image could be taken in many cities across this Nation.

I did find the murals as examples of hope that even in the debris, attempts at beauty were made.

Anonymous said...

@9:39, I am white, a Jackson native and resident, and a Democrat, and I find your comments ignorant and offensive. No human being should be described in the terms used in your post.

Anonymous said...

It would seem the first step to improving these areas would be to have the sites bulldozed. A blank canvas allows space for imagination. The abandoned buildings just reinforce the useless feeling of hopelessness.

Anonymous said...

@10:46 am, Truth hurts. Unless white Democrats are gentrifying and running the plantation, they accept mediocrity.

This drone footage is only a fraction of depilated Jackson. Ride down Northside, Mill St. behind the Medical Mall, the Zoo, Metro Center or past King Edward... beyond hope.

Jackson used to be a big city. 220,000 and growing in the '80s. Now probably less than 160,000 and declining. Sorry, but white flight happens for a reason before the next poster decides to go there. Good citizens don't like to eat where the poop.

Anonymous said...

10:52 You are exactly right!

Anonymous said...

@10:10
"And a similar drone image could be taken in many cities across this Nation."

So, that makes it okay? You sound like the child who justifies his stupid actions by telling Mom and Dad "But Billy did too."

@10:46
9:39 speaks the truth. I'm sorry if it hurts your feelings. Why is it that the impoverished think the streets are their trash cans? Don't believe it? You say you are a Jackson resident. Ride around town and see which areas are the trashiest. Perhaps the people doing this are not human.

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