The Mississippi Business Journal recently did a story on the 2016 Forbes ranking of states for the best places to do business.
Parker Wiseman called the other day to say he was about to announce that he won't be running for mayor at the end of his term. Parker has served eight years and likely would have been reelected had he decided to run again.
Veterans Day doesn't have the longest holiday history.
The Starkville Board of Aldermen is getting a full court press to grant yet another TIF (Tax Increment Financing).
Oktibbeha County Hospital's future is yet again the subject of community discourse. This is a seminal aspect of our identity and the surrounding discussion and ultimate decision is one of the most critical we will have from the Board of Supervisors in the foreseeable future.
Many years ago one of my exs attended a prestigious management seminar on the East Coast.
I recently spoke to the Day One Leadership class on the MSU campus.
The presidential election has, by all accounts, been an unpleasant experience regardless political affiliation.
Starkville has benefited recently from a number of changes to street designs.
We all lost something valuable that day. It was just a matter of the degree.
A down payment on our future.
I have lots of stickers on the front door of my office. Probably too many. I have the typical "We're Open" sign that reverses to "We'll be back at" with a clock face and moving clock hands so we can approximate our return from wherever.
There are multiple legitimate forms of economic development.
I happened to be stuck at the intersection of Highway 12 and Louisville Street this week waiting on the light to change when I noticed the beginnings of next year's headache.
This has been a busy construction summer for Starkville.
Two of the best decisions made during this term of the Board of Aldermen had to do with the city's parks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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