Coast Dweller

United States

#1 Feb 3, 2013
Thinking about relocating from the coast, but I can't seem to find any information/opinions about life in Iuka or in north Mississippi. Just looking on a map-- it looks like you can live in peace and quiet but still find places to visit that are close by. What's it like? grocery stores? jobs? places to rent?
xxxxxxx

United States

#2 Feb 3, 2013
Jobs are few and far between. Iuka is in a dry county, so aside from a fast food restaurant there's no decent sit down places. It's a lot like Mayberry. Everybody knows everybody. There's a church or beauty shop on every corner. I would say if you wanted to go somewhere to do anything you'd have to head to Florence, AL or on down to Tupelo.
Itsme

Saltillo, MS

#3 Feb 4, 2013
Don't move to iuka. People here only want to hurt you and your family. The only thing here 5 pharmacies and lots of doctors that will write you a bunch of narcotics to make the pill manufacturers stocks go up. Of all the places I have lived iuka is by far the worst. If you want to be harassed and unable to live a normal life, do not move here. People WILL do you wrong in iuka.
Ifyoudo

Saltillo, MS

#4 Feb 4, 2013
If you do move here...whatever you do don't pick up any plastic bottles on the side of the road. They are more than likely spewing with meth by-products as this county had a major problem with people making meth. Good luck.
Dad

Tucker, GA

#5 Feb 4, 2013
My 19 yr old son went to jail there recently(apparently they got a "new jail") he forgot to go to court over a speeding ticket he didn't tell us about. To make a long story short he told us that other guys in there were trying to get him involved in gay sex. He told the other inmates that he didn't get down like that and they told him to close his eyes and think of a girl. They begged him, but he did not give in. Pretty weird if you ask me. I would like to think this kind of thing is not happening in all county jails, but I honestly have no idea.
anon

Memphis, TN

#7 Feb 4, 2013
Coast Dweller wrote:
Thinking about relocating from the coast, but I can't seem to find any information/opinions about life in Iuka or in north Mississippi. Just looking on a map-- it looks like you can live in peace and quiet but still find places to visit that are close by. What's it like? grocery stores? jobs? places to rent?
My advice? Unless you're over 70, DO NOT MOVE TO THAT TOWN!!!!! Everyone will be in your business whether it's the truth or not and, if it's not? They'll make it up. The town basically shuts down at 6pm. There are no grocery stores that carry a variety of fresh produce, fish (except for catfish, of course), there are no decent restaurants, nothing for entertainment except for a drive-in that basically shows B movies and is only open in the summer, there is no public pool for the kids... the list goes on and on. Basically this town died a long time ago and refuses to rise from the ashes via progress. It IS a dry county although it is surrounded by "wet" counties. If you want a boring, sedated (not through any kind of medication, but pure boredom) lifestyle, then you'll like it there. But if you want choices of where to dine, shop, listen to live music, etc., you're out of luck. However, if church is your choice of entertainment, as someone above stated...there's one on every corner. Iuka would be my last choice as a place to live.
oldie
#8 Feb 4, 2013
anon wrote:
<quoted text> My advice? Unless you're over 70, DO NOT MOVE TO THAT TOWN!!!!! Everyone will be in your business whether it's the truth or not and, if it's not? They'll make it up. The town basically shuts down at 6pm. There are no grocery stores that carry a variety of fresh produce, fish (except for catfish, of course), there are no decent restaurants, nothing for entertainment except for a drive-in that basically shows B movies and is only open in the summer, there is no public pool for the kids... the list goes on and on. Basically this town died a long time ago and refuses to rise from the ashes via progress. It IS a dry county although it is surrounded by "wet" counties. If you want a boring, sedated (not through any kind of medication, but pure boredom) lifestyle, then you'll like it there. But if you want choices of where to dine, shop, listen to live music, etc., you're out of luck. However, if church is your choice of entertainment, as someone above stated...there's one on every corner. Iuka would be my last choice as a place to live.
u people can move
Dad

Tucker, GA

#9 Feb 4, 2013
Don't even live there. Glad I don't. Just telling you what happened to my son as he commuted through there going back and forth to college.
anon

Memphis, TN

#10 Feb 4, 2013
oldie wrote:
<quoted text>u people can move
I moved from there a long time ago. Just stop by this site every now and then to see if anything has changed. It hasn't. I prefer a life, not an existence.
NativeSon

Tucker, GA

#11 Feb 4, 2013
I grew up in little ole iuka, ms. I played sports in school representing both iuka and tishomingo county. I must reassure you that my education was great. I learned a lot. However, upon graduation I was abandoned by both the city and the county. People did not do anything to help me try to come up with my life. Basically ran me out of town. My parents still live there. I can only hope that they are able to live out the rest of their lives in peace and harmony with the most advanced medical technology available. My advice is not to move there if you or your family are between the ages of 12-60.
Wonder Woman

Saltillo, MS

#12 Feb 5, 2013
I have lived in Iuka for over 30 years & I LOVE it here! I moved to Tupelo for about 18 months & missed my hometown so much, my husband & I moved back. My husband is from south Mississippi & says he loves it here. If small town atmosphere is what you're looking for, then Iuka is the place for you. It is a quiet peaceful little town. If you are not a trouble maker, then most of the folks here will leave you alone. For the person who's son was in jail here, wake up to reality! That stuff goes on in EVERY jail in America! As far as resturants go, there are 4-5 that I can think of that are family friendly & I think the food is good. If it wasn't, they wouldn't still be in business. Yes, I will agree there is not a lot to do here, but what do you expect for a retireent community? My advice, come up for a few days & stay at the Victorian Inn or at J.P. Coleman State Park; drive around, talk to some of the residents here. Good luck!
Dad

Saltillo, MS

#13 Feb 5, 2013
Do you think that is right? I mean he had his inspection sticker, tag, liscense, registration, insurance, headlights, tail lights, turn signals...everything. He speeds a little bit to get to a college class and he ends up being exposed to more drugs and atrocities than he has in his entire life. Those inmates wanted to teach him how to make meth and suck his pee pee.....over a speeding ticket? Not fair/right no matter how you spin it.
tdr

United States

#14 Feb 5, 2013
Dad wrote:
Do you think that is right? I mean he had his inspection sticker, tag, liscense, registration, insurance, headlights, tail lights, turn signals...everything. He speeds a little bit to get to a college class and he ends up being exposed to more drugs and atrocities than he has in his entire life. Those inmates wanted to teach him how to make meth and suck his pee pee.....over a speeding ticket? Not fair/right no matter how you spin it.
he didn't go to jail for speeding he went to jail for not paying his fine so next time he should do like the rest oof us and pay his fine or go play with the boys again
anon

Memphis, TN

#15 Feb 6, 2013
Coast Dweller wrote:
Thinking about relocating from the coast, but I can't seem to find any information/opinions about life in Iuka or in north Mississippi. Just looking on a map-- it looks like you can live in peace and quiet but still find places to visit that are close by. What's it like? grocery stores? jobs? places to rent?
All you need to do is read this site. You will get a picture perfect idea of what life is like in this town.
Read this

Fulton, MS

#17 Feb 8, 2013
Swf in belmont wants random hook ups 6 6 2 2 6 0 1 7 7 0. Come on hit me up
Been living here a while

Mississippi State, MS

#18 Feb 8, 2013
Iuka and the surrounding area is a quiet place to live. The cost of living is low. Taxes aren't as bad as counties around us. We have one of the best school systems in the southeast. If you like to hunt and fish is another great reason to move here.

Since: Feb 12

United States

#19 Feb 8, 2013
Sucks...

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Ralph

United States

#20 Feb 10, 2013
Dad wrote:
My 19 yr old son went to jail there recently(apparently they got a "new jail") he forgot to go to court over a speeding ticket he didn't tell us about. To make a long story short he told us that other guys in there were trying to get him involved in gay sex. He told the other inmates that he didn't get down like that and they told him to close his eyes and think of a girl. They begged him, but he did not give in. Pretty weird if you ask me. I would like to think this kind of thing is not happening in all county jails, but I honestly have no idea.
I don't believe you. I ended up in jail the same way a couple of years ago and nothing even remotely like that happened. Most of the people in county jail are just local people picked up for drinking or causing trouble. They aren't gay and are actually homophobic, what you are describing happens in prison with people who have been locked up a long time. I think your son is just telling you that to garner sympathy.

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