As his two terms in office draw to a close, Mayor Parker Wiseman believes the local economy has seen tremendous growth in the previous eight years, adding that Starkville is a city where he is proud to continue life as a private citizen.
Parker Wiseman will conclude an eight-year stint as Starkville’s mayor on June 30 when he steps away from local politics.
The Starkville Police Department is investigating the recent burglary of Mayor Parker Wiseman’s Longmeadow home.
Golden Triangle Development LINK officials are expected to discuss new industrial park options with Oktibbeha County supervisors and Starkville aldermen next month, but steering committee members responsible for deciding on a new site say the group has not yet decided how to move forward.
Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman spent a majority of Tuesday’s board meeting defending the city’s sanitation department and municipal court system as aldermen beat back Ward 2 Alderman Lisa Wynn-led discussions scrutinizing the entities.
Public groups hoping to utilize Starkville City Hall for events and gatherings will have to wait after Mayor Parker Wiseman’s veto of board-implemented restrictions went unchallenged last week.
Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman says the city’s parks and recreation department can bring its outstanding electric bill level by next spring with an aggressive repayment plan.
Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman slammed aldermen Wednesday for removing LGBT-friendly policies without public debate and began the process vetoing the board’s action.
An August report delivered to Starkville and provided in the city’s e-packet before Sept. 2’s meeting clearly identifies “domestic partnerships” as a beneficiary to an expanded plus-one insurance package that the board first unanimously approved earlier this month and then rescinded Tuesday.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant presented a generally optimistic outlook about Mississippi during his State of the State address, focusing on job creation and saying he believes the state can improve its academic performance with charter schools and merit pay for teachers.