Starkville Mayor Lynn Spruill spoke to the Starkville Daily News following Tuesday's special call meeting of the Board of Aldermen to discuss the failed measure, which would have closed all city parks and non-essential businesses in an effort to further combat the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The measure failed by a vote of 4-3, with aldermen Ben Carver, David Little, Roy A'. Perkins and Henry Vaughn opposed. For more from the meeting, read Wednesday's Starkville Daily News.