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‘Building a Vibrant Community’ Podcast available from MSU Extension

MSU Extension’s “Building a Vibrant Community” is available at Launched this spring, Season One focuses on local food systems and the farm-to-table movement. Current content is organized around the theme “Seven Ways to Quickly Grow Your Food Business,” also the title of an online course available through MSU Extension. The series is co-hosted by Rachael Carter, instructor with … [Read more...]

Coldwell Banker brings Patriotic Spirit to Downtown Starkville

Realtors from Starkville's local Coldwell Banker S.R.E. will once again blanket the city with American flags in recognition of Independence Day.  For the 24th consecutive year, agents will distribute over 3,000 flags in the central business district of Downtown Starkville. “It takes our entire team, along with families and friends, to turn Starkville red, white and blue,” said Michelle Amos, broker/owner of Coldwell Banker.  “It’s an honor to be … [Read more...]

Shop Local for Great Father’s Day Gifts – Starkville Gift Guide

Father's Day is right around the corner - shop your favorite Starkville retailers and find Dad the perfect gift this Father's Day right here in Starkville! For any type of Dad - Starkville has a unique retailer or specialty shop just waiting to showcase their gifts for you. For a full chamber directory listing of shopping and specialty retailers, click here. Reed's Department Store - For the Stylish Dad If you’re looking for a gift for the … [Read more...]

New Executive Order Effective June 15, 2020 – for the State of Mississippi

On June 10, 2020, Governor Tate Reeves issued Executive Order 1496, which goes into effect on June 15, 2020. This order affects restaurants and bars, fitness centers and gyms, outdoor and indoor arenas, and reception halls. A: Changes to the curfew on bars and restaurants as well as changes to fitness centers, gymnasiums, reception halls, and arenas. A: Effective with the order, restaurants and bars are allowed to stay open … [Read more...]

10 FREE Online Professional Development Classes from MSU

Don’t Let Downtime Keep You Down - Learn Something New Today As members of this community and this state, we are fortunate to have resources, such as Mississippi State University, to help see us through tough times.  Many of us are wondering how to proceed and what the future may hold.  Many are looking for a new job and all are trying to make the most of the downtime.  Downtime does not mean that we can’t be productive and it does not mean that … [Read more...]

Get Your Starkville: Mississippi’s College Town Zoom Background

Many of us are having virtual meetings these days using Zoom video conferencing. Why not share some of your favorite places in Starkville, Mississippi's College Town on your next video call? Scroll down through this post to see all of the options for virtual Starkville, Mississippi's College Town backgrounds and download your favorite for FREE to use as your Zoom background for your next virtual meeting. Click on an image below to download … [Read more...]

Salons, Barber Shops, and Gyms Open May 11 – What Are the Guidelines?

Executive Order 1480 will take effect at 8:00 a.m. on Monday May 11th.  The Safer-at-Home order has been extended for two more weeks and additional businesses including barbershops, salons, and gymnasiums will be allowed to reopen. Barber Shops and Salons FAQs A:  Yes, you will be able to go to your barber or hair stylist effective May 11th. A: Customers are required to wear a face covering at all times unless they’re … [Read more...]