I am not picking on Starkville Alderman Roy A. Perkins.
I use him merely as an example of something that seems more and more prevalent these days, and not just among officials and politicians.
Each year, the Mississippi Legislature earmarks $3.8 million for the state’s 16 ports along the Gulf of Mexico, Mississippi River and Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway.
The Columbus Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau board of directors voted unanimously to revisit recent changes to its community grants program. Members didn’t give a reason for the vote at Monday’s regular meeting, but the guest speaker’s comments after the vote hinted at the possible reason.
The Healthy Starkville committee announced details of $25,000 in cash grants that will be used by community organizations to promote healthy activities and lifestyles in Starkville.
The Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau board of directors approved new grant guidelines Thursday that will take full effect during the 2012-13 fiscal year.
Homeland Security grants after Sept. 11, 2001, helped the state prepare to handle Hurricane Katrina and other emergencies, Mississippi officials say.
Starkville-Oktibbeha Achieving Results (SOAR) dished out nearly $30,000 in grants to local programs aimed at helping county citizens Wednesday.
Grant-writing is not in Bill Smith’s job description. But the director of forensic chemistry has written six grants or so in his 14 years at the Columbus Police Department, bringing in hundreds of thousands of dollars for the city.
George Mae Taylor, of 2221 Fourth Ave. S. in Columbus, has waited 15 years for a new home, And she’ll never forget the day she learned her dream will be realized, at no cost to her.