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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

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GSDP Celebrates Award Recipients at Annual Banquet

The Greater Starkville Development Partnership held its 2017 Annual Banquet at The Mill Conference Center on Thursday evening. Each year, the Banquet highlights successes and milestones of the Partnership’s program of work from the previous year. During the event, an impressive slate of annual awards is announced, and the GSDP was proud to celebrate the 2016 award… More

Partnership Accepting Annual Award Nominations

Do you know of an exemplary business or individual who you believe represents some of the best Starkville has to offer? The annual awards program of the Greater Starkville Development Partnership is a great way to honor member businesses, individuals and stakeholders who have impacted the community in the last year. The Partnership is currently accepting letters of nomination… More

DeRego’s Bread is Committed to Reviving the Local Food Culture One Loaf at a Time

Regulars at the Starkville Community Market on Saturdays know that shoppers who want fresh-baked Starkville sourdough bread better arrive early. That’s because the authentic baked concoctions of DeRego’s Bread go fast! Late-comers looking for freshness to make a summertime BLT might only find a few tasty samples left at DeRego’s market tent. The popularity of founder and master… More

Starkville Earns Over 70 Honors in Mississippi Magazine’s Annual Best of Mississippi Awards

Mississippi Magazine’s much-anticipated 2016 “Best of Mississippi” reader-voted awards published this week in the magazine’s July/August issue, and we are so proud of the Starkville community for earning a record-breaking 74 honors! Starkville restaurants, retailers, businesses and happenings received 17 “Best of Mississippi” honors  and 57 “M-List” honors. The awards are voted on each year by… More

STARKVILLE MAIN STREET HONORED AT MISSISSIPPI MAIN STREET ANNUAL MEETING AND AWARDS

The Mississippi Main Street Association (MMSA) celebrated achievements of Mississippi Main Street Communities at the 27th Annual Awards Luncheon in downtown Jackson on Thursday, June 16, 2016. The annual awards luncheon honors Main Street directors, board members and volunteers and recognizes the most outstanding downtown development projects from Main Street communities in Mississippi. Among the… More

Recap: Starkville “Smokin” at Atlanta Food and Wine Fest

A taste of Starkville’s culinary scene was on display this month at the annual Atlanta Food and Wine Festival on June 2-5, and the best description was “smokin’“! Chef Ty Thames, owner and executive chef of some of Starkville’s most celebrated restaurants, joined the Starkville Convention and Visitors Bureau for two events showcasing the tastes of… More

Chef Ty Thames Hones His Role as Starkville’s Farm to Table Ambassador

Locals and visitors to Mississippi’s College Town know that Starkville’s authentic farm to table goodness needs no greater showcase than a table at Restaurant Tyler, Bin 612, or The Guest Room. Owner and executive chef, Ty Thames, has nurtured these unique restaurant concepts in Downtown Starkville with a commitment to honest cuisine that’s rooted in the deep… More

Proposed Business Improvement District for Highway 12 Corridor Fails in Tie Vote

STARKVILLE, MS – Efforts to form a Business Improvement District for the Highway 12 Corridor in Starkville have ceased after the proposal died in a tie vote at a November 17 property owner meeting. 36 property owners attended a working meeting facilitated by consultant Randy Wilson of Community Design Solutions of Columbia, South Carolina, to… More