NEWS on LIFE, WORK, & PLAY in Mississippi's College Town

Golden Triangle Leaders Accepting Applications

A local leadership organization is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 year. Formed by the Greater Starkville Development Partnership, Columbus Lowndes Chamber of Commerce and the Growth Alliance, Golden Triangle Leaders is an adult leadership program designed to bring the leaders of the Golden Triangle together in order to strengthen the bond and development between… More

Goodwin joins Greater Starkville Development Partnership staff

Starkville native Jake Goodwin has joined the Greater Starkville Development Partnership staff as its new program coordinator. A 2014 honors graduate of Starkville Academy, Goodwin graduated from Mississippi State University in May 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in communication. During his time at MSU, Goodwin gained several leadership experiences through involvement in organizations including Orientation… More

Starkville Recognized at Mississippi Main Street Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon

Starkville was awarded several awards at this year’s Mississippi Main Street Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon. Starkville Main Street Board President Michelle Jones was named Main Street Hero, while the Starkville Police Department was awarded the organization’s Oustanding Rehabilitation Project & the city’s Russell Street Corridor was named Outstanding Public Improvement. Pictured above are Scott… More

Prather named Interim CEO for the Starkville Partnership

Jennifer Prather, Director of Tourism for the Greater Starkville Development Partnership, has been chosen as interim CEO for the Partnership. Prather replaces Scott Maynard, who announced his resignation on June 14, 2018 to assume a position with the Florida State University Career Center. The Partnership Board of Directors has engaged Logan Development Group to begin… More

Recap: Starkville Serves Southern Classic at Atlanta Food and Wine Festival

A taste of Starkville’s culinary scene was on display this month at the annual Atlanta Food and Wine Festival on May 31 – June 3, and Starkville was cheesin’ it up showcasing a Southern staple – pimento cheese! Chef Ty Thames, owner and executive chef of some of Starkville’s most celebrated restaurants, joined the Starkville… More

2018 SRW Charity Profile: United Way of North Central Mississippi

Starkville Restaurant Week is less than a week away, and one of the things that makes this seven-day culinary showcase unique is having the opportunity to raise awareness about the three Charity Finalists, nominated by the community. Since the inception of Starkville Restaurant Week, Cadence Bank, our Gold Charity Sponsor, has generously provided $5000 to the local charity receiving the most… More

2018 SRW Charity Profile: Oktibbeha County Humane Society

Starkville Restaurant Week is less than a week away, and one of the things that makes this seven-day culinary showcase unique is having the opportunity to raise awareness about the three Charity Finalists, nominated by the community. Since the inception of Starkville Restaurant Week, Cadence Bank, our Gold Charity Sponsor, has generously provided $5000 to the local charity receiving… More

2018 SRW Charity Profile: Christian World Missions

Starkville Restaurant Week is less than a week away, and one of the things that makes this seven-day culinary showcase unique is having the opportunity to raise awareness about the three Charity Finalists, nominated by the community. Since the inception of Starkville Restaurant Week, Cadence Bank, our Gold Charity Sponsor, has generously provided $5000 to the local charity receiving… More

Drum Roll Please… Announcing our 2018 Starkville Restaurant Week Charity Finalists

Starkville Restaurant Week isn’t just about good eats. It’s about how good eats do good! For the sixth year, the Starkville Convention and Visitors Bureau is honored to raise awareness about local charities doing good work in our community through the Starkville Restaurant Week $5000 Charity Prize presented by Cadence Bank. Nominations from area residents this year included… More