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Lynn Spruill: 48th and counting

Posted 12/2/2016 in Local Columns

The Mississippi Business Journal recently did a story on the 2016 Forbes ranking of states for the best places to do business.

 

Lynn Spruill: Mayor Parker Wiseman's legacy

Posted 11/18/2016 in Local Columns

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.

 

Lynn Spruill: We should all be veterans

Posted 11/11/2016 in Local Columns

Veterans Day doesn't have the longest holiday history.

 

Lynn Spruill: Should city be giving handouts to Walmart?

Posted 11/4/2016 in Local Columns

The Starkville Board of Aldermen is getting a full court press to grant yet another TIF (Tax Increment Financing).

 

Lynn Spruill: Community hospital?

Posted 10/28/2016 in Local Columns

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.

 

Lynn Spruill: The value of showing up

Posted 10/21/2016 in Local Columns

Many years ago one of my exs attended a prestigious management seminar on the East Coast.

 

Lynn Spruill: Being there from day one

Posted 10/7/2016 in Local Columns

I recently spoke to the Day One Leadership class on the MSU campus.

 

Lynn Spruill: Inspiring voter registration

Posted 9/30/2016 in Local Columns

The presidential election has, by all accounts, been an unpleasant experience regardless political affiliation.

 

Lynn Spruill: Streets with personality

Posted 9/23/2016 in Local Columns

Starkville has benefited recently from a number of changes to street designs.

 

Lynn Spruill: Looking for an upside to 9-11

Posted 9/16/2016 in Local Columns

We all lost something valuable that day. It was just a matter of the degree.

 

Lynn Spruill: Paying for the future now

Posted 9/2/2016 in Local Columns

A down payment on our future.

 

Lynn Spruill: My front door

Posted 8/26/2016 in Local Columns

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.

 

Lynn Spruill: Going crackers over Troy's latest

Posted 8/19/2016 in Local Columns

There are multiple legitimate forms of economic development.

 

Lynn Spruill: A new and improved Highway 12 coming

Posted 8/12/2016 in Local Columns

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.

 

Lynn Spruill: New development along Russell Street

Posted 8/5/2016 in Local Columns

This has been a busy construction summer for Starkville.

 

Lynn Spruill: With parks' plan, city needs to go more than half-way

Posted 7/29/2016 in Local Columns

Two of the best decisions made during this term of the Board of Aldermen had to do with the city's parks.

 

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.

 

 

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