The Willie Morris Parkway is the project that many Yazooans never thought would happen.
It was talked about for so long without any action that it’s understandable why many residents started thinking it was just wishful thinking. There have been times when we even had our doubts.
The same story is true with Walmart coming to Yazoo City. That has been a rumor for many years as well. Many people just assumed these things would never happen.
But now the parkway is near completion, and the site is being prepared for the future Yazoo City Walmart store.
The parkway may prove to be the most significant development in Yazoo City in many years. It creates the opportunity for real growth and new economic activity – something our city desperately needs. Some people are afraid that Walmart is going to have a negative impact on existing local businesses. That’s a legitimate concern, but we believe the fact is that Walmart is already competing against our community, people are just spending their dollars at Walmarts in other cities.
It’s good to finally see some real progress on the parkway.