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In a recent Northside Sun article Hastings Puckett criticized the Mississippi Legislature's chosen means to bring increased competition and transparency to the procurement process of state agencies – a procurement process known as reverse auction bidding.
On October 26, 2017, Northside Sun ran an article Procurement Reform authored by an equipment supplier, Mr. Hastings Puckett. In the interest of presenting a balanced viewpoint, I hope to present a valid counter-argument. My name is Brad Landers, and I am the co-founder of a company that sells reverse auction software and services.
One wag’s opinion on a number of subjects:
• Not to belittle Mississippi State’s monumental effort in a heart-wrenching, 31-24 defeat to No. 1-ranked Alabama last Saturday night, but the Crimson Tide has some serious issues at linebacker. If not solved, Alabama will have a difficult time even making the college football playoffs.
We are in the midst of what I consider to be the best time of the year. Of course if you know me, you will immediately associate my statement of “the time of year” having totally to do with hunting season. I freely admit this has something to do with it, but I assure you, only in part.
Dick Hall has earned his gravitas after 24 years in the Legislature and 19 years as central commissioner for Mississippi’s Department of Transportation. A Republican from way back, nobody questions his conservative credentials.
This was my 19th year volunteering for the local PGA golf tournament, now called the Sanderson Farms Championship at the Jackson Country Club. For my first two years I worked on the major scoreboard which, back then, was displayed behind the final hole at Annandale.
So it's been a while since I've written. Got a little lost in becoming a new grandmother; the best new chapter ever. Plus Miss Middle got engaged and many months later - married. Joyful occasions, for sure, but busy none the less.
Can Mississippi State defeat No. 1 Alabama Saturday night at Starkville?
The easy answer is: Yes. Of course, the Bulldogs can.
Alabama opened as a 14.5-point favorite over State. Bigger underdogs win every week in college football. Much bigger favorites lose.