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Breaking Ground at Cornerstone Park

On Monday morning city leaders, project developers, and Starkville Parks and Recreation staff members celebrated a monumental day with the official groundbreaking of Cornerstone Park. "I believe (Cornerstone is) going to be a catalyst for increasing recreational opportunities for our community, especially our children," Mayor Lynn Spruill said during the groundbreaking ceremony, adding the park will contribute to economic development and a … [Read more...]

‘Building a Vibrant Community’ Podcast available from MSU Extension

MSU Extension’s “Building a Vibrant Community” is available at http://extension.msstate.edu/shows/building-vibrant-community. 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...]

Starkville Community Market fostering Young Entrepreneurs

With the revitalization of the Starkville Community Market for the 2020 season, many new vendors have been attending the market and selling a variety of goods and products. As noticed by several customers, a few of the vendors have been quite young in age but have had extremely successful sales during the Saturday morning markets held each week from 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at Fire Station Park. Eliza Boyd, Mischief & Me Selling an … [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...]

Celebrate the Fourth of July with Starkville’s Fireworks Show

Join us in Mississippi's College Town for our 4th of July Fireworks show. Due to COVID-19, this year's event is FIREWORKS only. The show begins on Saturday night at 9:00 p.m. Hosted each year by the City of Starkville Parks and Recreation Department, the community is invited to park in the parking lot and overflow lot only of the Starkville Sportsplex. Please enjoy the fireworks from your vehicle or lawn chair and practice social … [Read more...]

MSU’s Grant Library Aids HISTORY Channel Miniseries

Premiering on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, the HISTORY Channel miniseries Grant highlighting President Ulysses S. Grant will come to life on television screens across the country. Based off the 2017 New York Times best-selling biography of the 18th President of the United States, the miniseries is written by Ron Chernow and was researched at Mississippi State University’s Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library housed here in … [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...]