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Lynn Spruill: Wynn-dy City Blues

Posted 7/22/2016 in Local Columns

As a frequent recipient of Alderman Wynn's unwavering disapproval, I am inclined to pay closer attention than most to her comments at the board table on any given Tuesday.

 

Lynn Spruill: Bulldog Bash exits stage east

Posted 7/15/2016 in Local Columns

MSU must have a vibrant Starkville for recruitment of professors, administrators and students. That requires continued commitment from all players on both sides of the city limit signs.

 

Lynn Spruill: Moving the goal posts (again)

Posted 7/8/2016 in Local Columns

Just when we thought we had a workable plan. We were so close. And yet there seems to be no end to the Police Department building saga.

 

Lynn Spruill: Pat

Posted 7/1/2016 in Local Columns

Long before Claudia and I were together, she had been a graduate assistant basketball coach for Pat at Tennessee. For a time she had been her roommate but more importantly she had been and remained her friend throughout the intervening years.

 

Lynn Spruill: Another charrette

Posted 6/24/2016 in Local Columns

Starkville served up a city-wide open invitation to participate in yet another community project. This one is to facilitate a vision for arguably our most downtrodden through street, Highway 182.

 

Lynn Spruill: Changing attitudes in StarkVegas

Posted 6/17/2016 in Local Columns

For many, in years past, Starkville quickly became a memory when college was over. Even for those of us who called the place home. The future consisted of holiday visits or maybe alumni weekend or the Egg Bowl.

 

Lynn Spruill: BINGO!

Posted 5/27/2016 in Local Columns

Up until recently the only reference that bingo conjured up for me was the simple little ditty about the farmer's dog: "and B.I.N.G.O. was his name O." Not so any more.

 

Lynn Spruill: Parks: Another economic development opportunity

Posted 5/20/2016 in Local Columns

As much as I give well-deserved but unmitigated grief to members of the Starkville Board of Aldermen, in the interest of fairness, I must also give a thumbs up to them for their support of a game-changing move for the city's future.

 

Lynn Spruill: Economic gambles

Posted 5/13/2016 in Local Columns

There are arguably two examples of successful economic development park projects in Starkville.

 

Lynn Spruill: The value of taxes

Posted 5/6/2016 in Local Columns

I pretty regularly get buttonholed about things the city is doing (or not doing); like I have some influence over it.

 

Lynn Spruill: Welfare for politicians

Posted 4/29/2016 in Local Columns

Occasionally I am reminded of my level of ignorance and naivete'.

 

Lynn Spruill: Police station finale?

Posted 4/22/2016 in Local Columns

It's official. We are not going to get any help from the Legislature on the renovation of the Starkville police department building.

 

Lynn Spruill: Our library, a community cornerstone

Posted 4/15/2016 in Local Columns

There must be a national recognition week or month for every group known to civilized man. This week is no different for it is National Library Week.

 

Lynn Spruill: A community rainbow

Posted 4/8/2016 in Local Columns

After this week in Mississippi I have been desperately seeking something positive to offset the legislature and the Governor's collective decision on HB 1523.

 

Lynn Spruill: The new normal

Posted 4/1/2016 in Local Columns

In an effort to stay more informed, I have started listening to the audio version of the Economist magazine on my iPad while getting ready for work.

 

Lynn Spruill: Insurance against poverty

Posted 3/25/2016 in Local Columns

There is no scenario in which a teenager having an unintended baby is a good thing.

 

Lynn Spruill: A no-Wynn approach to industrial development

Posted 3/18/2016 in Local Columns

After three years of watching the Starkville Board of Aldermen, I should be immune to surprises.

 

Lynn Spruill: Trumped

Posted 3/11/2016 in Local Columns

Trump is on a roll, no doubt about it.

 

Lynn Spruill: Time to quit talking and just do it

Posted 2/26/2016 in Local Columns

When I say we're starting from scratch, I wish I were talking about biscuits.

 

Lynn Spruill: Legislative maneuvering for model school bewildering

Posted 2/19/2016 in Local Columns

One of our most tenured representatives, Tyrone Ellis, has submitted a bill, HB984, to develop a partnership school jointly controlled by the Starkville-Oktibbeha County School District and Mississippi State University.

 

 

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