Hey, Will! I know of several gamers in the Jackson, Mississippi area. Tim Watson, Michael Bland, Jay Ouzts and others.
That's a great group to play with for sure. With Tim's absolutely massive collection you would never want for anything to play. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to hook up with the group since before Katrina -- it seems there is a serious case of WOW addiction going on. At any rate, Jay has actually posted in the dragonslair forums in the past offering to demo/teach games.
OTScotty (Scotty) runs a group out at the reservoir. He has been around Dragons Lair a few times as well. Their yahoo group is:
Thesp (Robin) plays at Dragons Lair fairly frequently, teaching games most of the time he is around.
Seppo21 (me) doesn't make it to Dragons Lair as much as he likes as Pearl is a little far for frequent visits. We host games at our house in Clinton on most Monday evenings.