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New Executive Order Effective June 15, 2020 – for the State of Mississippi

On June 10, 2020, Governor Tate Reeves issued Executive Order 1496, which goes into effect on June 15, 2020. This order affects restaurants and bars, fitness centers and gyms, outdoor and indoor arenas, and reception halls. A: Changes to the curfew on bars and restaurants as well as changes to fitness centers, gymnasiums, reception halls, and arenas. A: Effective with the order, restaurants and bars are allowed to stay open … [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...]

Salons, Barber Shops, and Gyms Open May 11 – What Are the Guidelines?

Executive Order 1480 will take effect at 8:00 a.m. on Monday May 11th.  The Safer-at-Home order has been extended for two more weeks and additional businesses including barbershops, salons, and gymnasiums will be allowed to reopen. Barber Shops and Salons FAQs A:  Yes, you will be able to go to your barber or hair stylist effective May 11th. A: Customers are required to wear a face covering at all times unless they’re … [Read more...]

Remember: A Safe Business is Good for Business

On March 14, 2020, Governor Reeves issued a statewide safer-at-home-order. On May 4 2020, Governor Reeves issued a revision to that order that provided guidance to restaurants reopening on May 7, 2020. A:  This statewide safer-at-home order, as issued by the Governor, was instituted to provide guidance to restaurants on reopening to the public effective at 8:00am on Thursday May 7, 2020. A:  Yes, the executive order does … [Read more...]

Mississippi’s College Town to be featured on HGTV Pilot of #HammerToTheManor!

An 1850s Starkville home is being featured Sunday [Nov. 11] at 1 p.m. in “Hammer to the Manor,” a nationally televised pilot show on HGTV. Located on Worley Street in Mississippi's College Town, the home owned by Brooke and Tom Lammert was recently renovated by locals Austin Shafer and his sister Amanda Shafer Kelley. Austin operates Fry Retool Company in Starkville where he restores axes, vintage tools and cast iron cookware. Amanda offers … [Read more...]