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Aldermen override mayor's veto, vote again to fire city administrator

STARKVILLE — The Starkville Board of Aldermen has reaffirmed its decision to fire city administrator Lynn Spruill. The Starkville Daily News reports the board voted 5-2 yesterday to override Mayor Parker Wiseman’s veto of its early decision. Aldermen declined to answer questions from the audience gathered yesterday’s on why the majority decided to fire Spruill, who was paid $61,169 a ...

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Mayor vetoes aldermen, wants administrator to remain

STARKVILLE — Mayor Parker Wiseman has vetoed a decision by the board of aldermen to fire Starkville city administrator . The board voted earlier this month to fire Spruill with Aldermen Jason Walker and Scott Maynard voting no. Board declined to give a reason for the decision. Alderman Ben Carver tells the Starkville Daily News that the majority felt Spruill ...

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“We’re really, really close”

The $70-million CottonMill Marketplace mixed-use development in Starkville is as close to happening as it ever has been, according to one of the developers. “We’re finishing up the last few details of financing,” Mark Nicholas, of Ridgeland-based Nicholas Properties, said last week. “We continue to work toward finishing that up, and we believe we’re really, really close.” Nicholas didn’t have ...

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CottonMill might have cleared final hurdle

At a meeting Dec. 9 with the Starkville Board of Mayor and Aldermen, developers of the CottonMill Marketplace said they hope to complete financing of the $100-million project by the end of the month. That was welcome news to Alderman Ben Carver, who represents Starkville’s Ward 1. “It seems like it’s been forever,” he said. CottonMill’s concept predates his time ...

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