JULY 3, 2009
It was Thursday morning, just after 10:30, and Lindsey Wiseman had that look on her face again. She looked like something big was about to happen.
Wiseman smiled, her eyes wide with excitement. She clenched her hands in her lap as she sat in a chair in front of City Hall. In front of her stood her husband, Parker, the incoming mayor of Starkville.
Parker Wiseman and the new seven-member Board of Aldermen were sworn in Thursday morning during the ceremony, and when the city’s next mayor addressed the crowd gathered before him, his gaze eventually fell back on Lindsey, just as it did six months ago when he announced his candidacy for mayor from the same location.
“Lindsey has that look on her face again,” Parker Wiseman said with a smile. “Indeed, she’s right. Something big is about to happen.”
Wiseman and the new board officially take office July 6 at 12:01 a.m. Their first meeting is July 7 at 5:30 p.m. in City Hall.
Wiseman will be joined by Ward 1 Alderman Ben Carver, Ward 2 Alderman Sandra Sistrunk, Ward 3 Alderman Eric Parker, Ward 4 Alderman Richard Corey, Ward 5 Alderman Jeremiah Dumas, Ward 6 Alderman Roy A. Perkins and Ward 7 Alderman Henry Vaughn Sr. Corey and Perkins are the only two returning aldermen.
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