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Look Book: A Harvest of Fall Tablescapes

Gameday tailgating, Halloween and harvest dinners, Thanksgiving with family and friends… the table is richly spread this autumn with countless ways to savor Starkville. Gathering for the season means sharing hospitality with all the trimmings. We sought the expertise from our friends at Starkville’s Flowers By the Bunch, Occasions and Thyme for ways to reflect the harvest… More

Grant Library Hosts Symposium on Fifteenth Amendment

With the general election in Mississippi approaching in November, we are reminded of the importance of the right to vote for all citizens. This week, a program hosted by the Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library on campus will focus on the issues surrounding voter rights and commemorate the 145th anniversary of the 15th Amendment to the… 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

Starkville Ranks 5th Nationally in “Best Places to Open a Restaurant”

Restaurant Business Magazine’s August 2015 issue ranks Starkville No. 5 nationally in its “Best Places to Open a Restaurant” market index. Alongside larger beach and resort markets in the list, Starkville is one of two small towns gaining prominence as one of the best markets for restaurant growth. The list is part of the 2015 Restaurant Market Index, an… More

Japanese Taiko Ensemble to Perform Saturday, August 22 at Lee Hall Auditorium

The Greater Starkville Development Partnership is proud to sponsor a performance of the Shirohato Taiko Japanese drum ensemble on Saturday, August 22 at 6:30 p.m. at Lee Hall Auditorium. This unique cultural experience is presented by the Japan-America Society of Mississippi and will showcase over 40 drummers performing this traditional Japanese musical genre. Tickets are… More

New South Weekends 2015: Seven Weekends to Celebrate!

This Fall, there are SEVEN great reasons to spend the whole weekend in Mississippi’s College Town for Bulldog home games, and the Partnership is proud to showcase them! Our annual New South Weekends series kicks off for the 2015 season on Thursday, September 10, prior to the MSU-LSU show-stopper, and this year’s events are filled with fun… 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

Candidate Profiles: Mississippi House of Representatives Districts 38 and 43

House of Representatives, District 38 TYRONE ELLIS Q&A responses not submitted     House of Representatives, District 43 PAUL MILLSAPS What qualifications and experience do you feel you possess that will benefit the office you are seeking? My experience first as a business owner, and now as a lawyer, have given me the preparation needed… More

Candidate Profiles: Mississippi Senate District 15

  GARY JACKSON What qualifications and experience do you feel you possess that will benefit the office you are seeking? While I treasure the 12 years of experience in the Senate, positions of leadership, service, and relationships I’ve made in Jackson, I believe the truly important relationships and experiences are the ones from here in my… More