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


5 Things to do This Weekend in Starkville

As you find yourself in Mississippi's College Town this weekend, we'd like to invite you to enjoy some of our favorite scenic routes and unique experiences right here in Starkville. From the Refuge to the Starkville Community Market, there is plenty to see and do while enjoying your weekend. #1 Locate all 17 of Starkville's Historical Markers Did you know that Starkville is home to 17 of the Magnolia State's historical markers? Take the time to … [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...]

10 FREE Online Professional Development Classes from MSU

Don’t Let Downtime Keep You Down - Learn Something New Today As members of this community and this state, we are fortunate to have resources, such as Mississippi State University, to help see us through tough times.  Many of us are wondering how to proceed and what the future may hold.  Many are looking for a new job and all are trying to make the most of the downtime.  Downtime does not mean that we can’t be productive and it does not mean that … [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...]

Local Mother’s Day Deals and Offers

Mother's Day is just around the corner and some of the local businesses in Starkville are offering deals and specials for your Mom on her special day. And of course, don't forget that even though some of our businesses aren't open for in-person visits, you can always buy a gift card to help support a local business AND give your mom a treat she deserves. So, look through the specials and offers listed below and find the perfect way to … [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...]