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Gameday Guide: Sept 14 – Sept 16

It’s GAME WEEKEND in Mississippi’s College Town and that means New South Weekends with Bulldog fun Friday through Sunday! Read on for details and helpful links for everything happening this weekend… NEW SOUTH WEEKENDS are back in Mississippi’s College Town, and we are proud to welcome our family from Bulldog Nation back home — along with… More

Partnership Releases Tourism Sponsorship Grant Call for Applications

Each year, the Starkville Visitors and Convention Council (VCC), tourism arm of the Greater Starkville Development Partnership, provides thousands of dollars in grant money to facilitate local projects. The goal of the Starkville Visitors & Convention Council (VCC) Sponsorship Grant Program is to fund tourism and community development projects that positively impact the City of… More

Golden Triangle Leaders Accepting Applications

A local leadership organization is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 year. Formed by the Greater Starkville Development Partnership, Columbus Lowndes Chamber of Commerce and the Growth Alliance, Golden Triangle Leaders is an adult leadership program designed to bring the leaders of the Golden Triangle together in order to strengthen the bond and development between… More

Goodwin joins Greater Starkville Development Partnership staff

Starkville native Jake Goodwin has joined the Greater Starkville Development Partnership staff as its new program coordinator. A 2014 honors graduate of Starkville Academy, Goodwin graduated from Mississippi State University in May 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in communication. During his time at MSU, Goodwin gained several leadership experiences through involvement in organizations including Orientation… More

Starkville Recognized at Mississippi Main Street Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon

Starkville was awarded several awards at this year’s Mississippi Main Street Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon. Starkville Main Street Board President Michelle Jones was named Main Street Hero, while the Starkville Police Department was awarded the organization’s Oustanding Rehabilitation Project & the city’s Russell Street Corridor was named Outstanding Public Improvement. Pictured above are Scott… More

Recap: Starkville Serves Southern Classic at Atlanta Food and Wine Festival

A taste of Starkville’s culinary scene was on display this month at the annual Atlanta Food and Wine Festival on May 31 – June 3, and Starkville was cheesin’ it up showcasing a Southern staple – pimento cheese! Chef Ty Thames, owner and executive chef of some of Starkville’s most celebrated restaurants, joined the Starkville… More

NEWS RELEASE: Greater Starkville Development Partnership Opens Search for Director of Membership Development

The Greater Starkville Development Partnership has formally opened up a search for a Director of Membership Development. “We look forward to adding a member to our team that will bring a dynamic personality and progressive vision to further the great work of The Partnership in moving Starkville forward,” Maynard commented. “Our community is on the… More

Starkville Earns 67 Best of Mississippi Honors

If you haven’t had a chance to browse Mississippi Magazine’s 2017 “Best of Mississippi” reader-voted awards in the magazine’s July/August issue, you are in for a treat! We are so proud of the Starkville community for earning 67 honors! Starkville restaurants, retailers, businesses and happenings received 15 “Best of Mississippi” honors  and 52 “M-List” honors. The… More

NEWS RELEASE: Greater Starkville Development Partnership Announces Hiring of New President/CEO

Starkville, MS. – Following a national search, the Board of Directors of the Greater Starkville Development Partnership has named Scott Maynard as the new President and Chief Executive Officer of the organization. “It is with great excitement that we welcome Scott Maynard to the Partnership team,” said Chairman Michelle Amos. “From the start of our… More