It is time for the rollout of a new batch of Christmas and holiday commercials.
Some things just leave you speechless.
In Starkville, Highway 12 is our most active commercial corridor.
The Board of Aldermen of the City of Starkville held their last formal meeting in the old location this week.
One of the overriding challenges facing organizations is how to increase membership and encourage wider involvement.
This summer Starkville's city leaders engaged an independent consulting firm to develop a new comprehensive plan.
We are seeing so much energy and activity in downtown Starkville these days.
The "Third Place" is a phrase used by professionals studying the process of community building.
I have on good authority a moratorium prohibiting the building of new apartments was going to be on the agenda of the Board of Aldermen.
I don't know what got into the water this year that both the county and the city were secretive about the budget numbers they were developing.
This is not a new theme for me, so let me reiterate a core belief.
Oktibbeha County is struggling over relocating E911 and balancing their mandate to provide the new Starkville Consolidated School District enough space to house their expanded administrative services.
Recently the Starkville Board of Aldermen agenda included a proposal from none other than Alderman Lisa Wynn to severely restrict the citizens' ability to exercise free speech during board meetings.
Trusting our elected officials is extremely hard to do under any circumstances these days, but usually you have a better feel and sense of reliance on your elected neighbors with whom you share the daily common experience of living in a small Southern town.
During one of the recent citizen forum nights for justice court judge candidates, Judge William "Tony" Boykin, currently a sitting justice court judge for District 1 in Oktibbeha County, invited the audience to attend a court proceeding to see how justice is dispensed in the "peoples' court."
Our most recent election has more than a few of us scratching our heads and musing about what in the world happened on the democratic side of the governor's race.
Apparently four of the Starkville Board of Aldermen are still convinced they deserve a whopping 33 percent additional pay for the staggering amount of part time work they do for their constituents. If you detect sarcasm in my tone, we're communicating.
My mother wasn't known for her cooking skills. She made a pretty good casserole or two and had a baked bean recipe that I remember fondly, but at home I lived off of cheese toast and pop tarts starting at an early age.
Woody Allen is credited with saying "80 percent of life is just showing up."
The Canadian futurist Marshall McLuhan was famous for the phrase, "the medium is the message." Nowhere is this more true when it comes to political signs in local races.
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