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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

Starkville Main Street Associations Presents Annual Awards

Each year, Starkville Main Street presents a slate of awards to businesses and organizations who have positively impacted Downtown Starkville districts in the areas of development, property renovation, and retail promotion. The 2014 awards were presented last week at the annual meeting of the Main Street Association held at Restaurant Tyler Upstairs. Congratulations to these… More

Highway 12 Business Improvement District: A Letter from Partnership CEO

Dear Business Leaders, Starkville and Oktibbeha County are enjoying tremendous growth in regards to development, private investment, and tourism and economic development. We’ve seen great improvements of public infrastructure throughout the City, as well as on State of Mississippi right-of-way like Highway 182. Soon, Russell Street will be renovated, thanks to a grant from the… More