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Starkville needs a new form of government

August 15, 2013

By Brother Rogers

Starkville needs a new form of government. This need has been apparent for a long time, and it is growing as the city grows. Now is the time for change.

In the early 1990s, Dr. Bill Collins, who was Senator John Stennis’ hand-picked choice as the first head of the Stennis Institute of Government at Mississippi State University, advocated for a move to the mayor-council form of government. This venerable leader, a personal hero of mine, was a man ahead of his time.

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