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|Saturday, October 11th, 2008|
|Thursday, September 4th, 2008|
Roller Derby Recruitment Meeting
Interested in roller derby? Come to our Recruitment Meeting on Sept 13 at The Cherokee Inn (Jackson, MS)! The meeting will begin at 7pm! Whether you are interested in becoming a skater, ref, coach, cheerleader, or just a volunteer, this meeting is for YOU! We except all skill levels! Don't want to skate? There are many non-skating positions such as standing refs, bench coaches, cheerleaders, and volunteers. Guys can join in the fun too!!! We are in need of refs, support staff, and volunteers.http://www.magnoliarollervixens.com
|Sunday, May 18th, 2008|
|Monday, March 10th, 2008|
An Obama volunteer here, just reminding folks to go vote tomorrow. Tell everyone you know.Click here to find your polling place.
Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
on Tuesday, March 11th. If you are in line by 7:00 p.m., you must be allowed to vote.
In Mississippi, any registered voter
can vote on Tuesday by requesting a Democratic ballot at the polls. (In other words, you can be registered as a Democrat, Independent, or Republican and still vote for Obama.)
If you believe you were left off the voter list or otherwise prevented from regular voting by error, you must be allowed to cast a provisional ballot.
No identification is required at the polling place unless you are a first-time voter. If you are a first-time voter in Mississippi who registered by mail and did not provide identification at that time, you should bring a valid photo ID, current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check, or other government document that shows your name and address.
If you have problems or questions, call our voter hotline at 1-866-675-2008 and press 4.
|Friday, February 29th, 2008|
|Monday, January 21st, 2008|
Hey guys. If any of you are into the hardcore/metal scene, I'm sure you've heard Atreyu, Bullet For My Valentine and Avenged Sevenfold are playing in the Taste of Chaos tour, stopping in Biloxi on 03/29. I'm in a band called Our City Burns and we're trying to open that show. There's a battle for the spot and we're in the running. If you guys could, check us out. Just click the link and if you like what you hear, click on the Votes tab and click the vote button. That's all. We need all the help we can get. With the turnout of votes, hopefully we can show Ernie Ball and Rockstar why they should keep bringing shows like this to us. Thank you guys in advance for your support!
The site address, if you'd like to bookmark to vote daily, is:http://dtoc.battleofthebands.com/our_city_burns
|Saturday, August 11th, 2007|
For anyone looking for an apartment around Starkville
I need a female subleaser for a four bedroom apartment between August 17, 2007 - July 31, 2008 at Campus Trails Apartments. Rent is $315 a month and it *includes* all utilities (including cable). The rent is already set so if one roommate doesn't pay then you are *not* responsible for making up any lost rent.
Campus Trails includes a swimming pool, hot tub, game room, work out room, tennis court, volleyball, basketball court, and free Internet. Each room also includes a washer and dryer. Campus Trails is just a six minute walk from Mississippi State University.
Please contact me if you know anyone who needs a room. Or if you know another community where I may ask, then let me know.
|Friday, May 4th, 2007|
|Sunday, April 29th, 2007|
looking for a house.
it needs to be 3 or 2 bedroom, 1 bath, and i don't enjoy being robbed.
it also needs to be around 650-800$ a month and in the long beach/gulfport area.
thanks in advance, kids.
|Saturday, February 3rd, 2007|
|Wednesday, January 31st, 2007|
|Saturday, December 23rd, 2006|
Parking and Noise Ordinance x-posted
Since this Ordinance of course is not directed at or affecting college students the meeting for public discussion is set at 11 a.m. Jan 3. Is there going to be any opposition to this bill???
Excerpts from article:
“On the nearby Arcadia Street, a group of residents just resolved their own situation that has been escalating for months when a college student's father removed the young man from a home in the neighborhood.”
"The ordinances are at varying stages in development, with noise and parking ordinances slated for a public discussion at the 11 a.m. Jan. 3 Hattiesburg Planning Commission meeting." Current Mood: angry
|Thursday, October 26th, 2006|
|Monday, October 9th, 2006|
|Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006|
Quiet, Parking, and Housing Proposed Ordinances
If you don't like them let the City Council know:
Council Clerk Jennifer Willoughby maintains an office on the second floor of City Hall and can be contacted by telephone at (601) 545-4551, Fax (601) 545-4957, or by E-Mail at email@example.com
They are Having a meeting tonight at 5pm instead of 6pm because they'd like to make it home early for the Southern Miss football game. It's in City hall please feel free to show up and talk to YOUR council members.
|Monday, October 2nd, 2006|
RENT, PARKING,AND NOISE, OH MY.
Well we just got dinner after the Meeting. I am going to post copies of the "to be updated, proposed ordinances" for all three of these topics. It was very obvious that this is intended to curb student behavior because of several comments made by council members such as "well it's not everyone's fault, but we need to do this to prevent the noise and disruption from the seven frat guys in one house." The parking ordinance is apparently motivated by the area of historic Hattiesburg known as "The Oaks". They don't want people detracting from the beauty of the community by parking on lawns. My opinion is that I paid for my grass, if I want to park on it I should be able to. The noise ordinance is in effect to keep people from having parties. Remember, all of these ordinances are passed they will be enforceable with up to a $1000.00 fine and/or 90 days in jail. Carter Carroll said in response to a question about the citizen forum, "We've had a Community Hearing on this and that's all the law requires." Upon further discussion it was suggested that they might have another hearing if the community gives the board the impression that it should have another hearing. To me that's like saying "If we don't hear enough complaints then everyone agrees with us."
Please contact Council Clerk Jennifer Willoughby maintains an office on the second floor of City Hall and can be contacted by telephone at (601) 545-4551, Fax (601) 545-4957, or by E-Mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please remember also you could talk to the individual council members:
HTTP://www.hattiesburgms.com/cc.htm has a listing of the council members, Red Bailey should no longer be on the list, ward 4 is now overseen by Dave Ware. Current Mood: frustrated
City Council hearing Today @ 4pm on ordinances to limit housing and parking options.
The Hattiesburg City Council will be discussing the passage of the parking ordinance and a noise ordinance
at 4pm today
. The voting meeting
will be held at 6pm Tuesday
. Both meetings will be held at City Hall located across from the Saenger theater in the City Council Meeting Room. Call Brad @ 601-606-5926 for directions or more information.
The housing ordinance will be discussed at a later date.
To read the Student Printz's report link through
The council will consider passing an ordinance to make parking on lawns illegal and a separate ordinance limiting how many unrelated people can live together on a residential property. The housing ordinance will limit the number of unrelated people living together under the same roof to no more than two. This means that an unmarried couple couldn't share rent with a friend or even a sister. We already have a rental shortage, just imagine how hard it would be to find affordable housing if that ordinance passes.
If you don't want these ordinances to pass you need to show up to at least one meeting. You don't have to be registered to vote to come to a meeting. Show up and have your voice heard! Current Mood: pissed off
|Tuesday, September 26th, 2006|
Reel South Film Fest! This week!
most are from places like Sundance Film Fest! some are local films from local students! one on saturday has Elijah Wood in it!
i read over the list of films
a couple days ago and i'm throughly excited! i plan to be there all 3 days!
Tell EVERYONE to go! the more we support stuff like this, the more art and culture we will actually get in Hattiesburg!!!!!! so SUPPORT! BUY A TICKET! THEY ARE ONLY $7/$5!!!
ok... enough caps already.... i'll leave you with this:
the other day i saw a tow truck towing a krispy kreme truck down Hardy St... i thought "wow... that guy must reall like donoughts"
|Friday, September 8th, 2006|
Horror Rock Show Sept. 14th (x-posted)
, a horror/ska/punk band, formerly managed by Joey
Ramone, will be playing at the Pontotoc VFW Hall on Sept. 14th
starting at 7 pm. Admission will be $8. The opening bands are Dr.
Daniel and the Rockabilly Vampires (featuring the Bloodlettes)
and The Blue Nowhere
Here's the flyer for more info:http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/8950/ticket2zt6.jpg
(I know- it looks like a ticket!)
Hope to see you all there, I'll be one of the gals singing backup for
the Vampires. =D
|Thursday, July 20th, 2006|
Racism in MS
What is everyone's thoughts on this? Still around? Gone? Don't care?
Personally I think the classic form of racism that we are taught about in history is almost if not entirely dead. You rarely meet someone that harbors the kind of hatred that people used to feel, and if you do the general public of this state shuns them to various degrees.
HOWEVER, there are two forms of racism still alive in Mississippi; racial scapegoating, and social segregation.
I've found members of each group in Mississippi scapegoating the other groups for their problems. "It's always the other guy's fault" as they would say.
As for social segregation, I mean we do very little to become friends with other groups. Each group is to blame for this. No one tries to over come this. I've been all over this state and I rarely see interracial groups of friends.
I think these two types of racism feed off each other. The scapegoating helps people build up walls that will later keep them from starting friendships or worse, lead to destructive and stupid behavior. And by not having friendships with people in other groups, people do not have the knowledge that their stereotypes are wrong.