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.
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.
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.
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.
There are arguably two examples of successful economic development park projects in Starkville.
I pretty regularly get buttonholed about things the city is doing (or not doing); like I have some influence over it.
Occasionally I am reminded of my level of ignorance and naivete'.
It's official. We are not going to get any help from the Legislature on the renovation of the Starkville police department building.
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.
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.
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.
There is no scenario in which a teenager having an unintended baby is a good thing.
After three years of watching the Starkville Board of Aldermen, I should be immune to surprises.
Trump is on a roll, no doubt about it.
When I say we're starting from scratch, I wish I were talking about biscuits.
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.
There is talk of a coming time when all of our country's residents will be expected to register for the draft.
It was where I went when I wanted to be alone; it was where I went when I was frustrated or mad at my parents; it was where I went when I wanted a place to think and dream; it was a place where I saw my future. I occasionally visited during the day, but an airport is magical at night.
During a recent televised MSU men's basketball game something crystallized for me. The camera was focused on the band, which was whipping the crowd into a frenzy -- not too difficult seeing as we were leading Ole Miss.
It is the 15th year since the creation of the Greater Starkville Development Partnership (GSDP).
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