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Proposed Business Improvement District for Highway 12 Corridor Fails in Tie Vote

STARKVILLE, MS – Efforts to form a Business Improvement District for the Highway 12 Corridor in Starkville have ceased after the proposal died in a tie vote at a November 17 property owner meeting. 36 property owners attended a working meeting facilitated by consultant Randy Wilson of Community Design Solutions of Columbia, South Carolina, to… 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

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

Starkville Brings in 19 “Bests” in the Mississippi Magazine’s 2015 Best of Mississippi

The July/August issue of Mississippi Magazine is always highly anticipated around the state because each year it showcased the publication’s annual reader-voted “Best of Mississippi” list featuring favorite restaurants, shops, attractions and more from across the state. We are very proud that Starkville is home to a whopping 72 mentions, including 19 “Best Of” designations… More

Candidate Profiles: County Tax Assessor / Collector

JOHN BROWN How long have you lived in Starkville/Oktibbeha County? 1975-1979 1980-1990 2012- current Total of 17 years What qualifications and experience do you feel you possess that would benefit the office you are seeking? Common sense, B.S. degree from MSU, M.A. degree from the W, over 20 years of Management experience and public servant… More

Viewpoints: Brother Rogers on Why Local Elections Are Important

A few months ago, we began a new series on the Starkville Insider… Viewpoints, an opportunity for us to share the unique perspectives of people who are impacting Starkville and Oktibbeha County in positive ways. We’ve been seeking out residents, business folks, leaders and other influencers to find out their views of the Starkville community — in their own words!… More

Partnership Announces Next Chamber Discoveries Travel Destination: Spain’s Costa del Sol

The Greater Starkville Development Partnership has announced today that it will be visiting Spain’s stunning Costa del Sol, and is inviting chamber members, family and friends of chamber members to join them on this once in a lifetime experience! The Costa del Sol stretches along just over 90 miles of the Malaga province and is… More