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

Breaking Ground at Cornerstone Park

On Monday morning city leaders, project developers, and Starkville Parks and Recreation staff members celebrated a monumental day with the official groundbreaking of Cornerstone Park. "I believe (Cornerstone is) going to be a catalyst for increasing recreational opportunities for our community, especially our children," Mayor Lynn Spruill said during the groundbreaking ceremony, adding the park will contribute to economic development and a … [Read more...]

5 Things To Do This Weekend in Starkville

#1 Visit the Starkville Dog Park    Moncrief Park, located on North Jackson Street, is home to the Starkville Dog Park. The park is equipped with picnic tables, shady trees, tires, a drinking station, plastic kiddie pools and waste bags for pet excrement. The fenced area in the park allows for off-leash play, making it the perfect place for pets to roam freely. To ensure safety for smaller dogs, there are two fenced sections: one for large dogs … [Read more...]

5 Things to do This Weekend in Starkville

#1 Attend unWine Downtown  Three times a year — Spring, Summer & Fall — Starkville Main Street members open their doors for a night of wine tasting and after-hours shopping with unWINE Downtown. Participating boutiques and shops serve a variety of wine tastings plus, they offer at least 20% off all merchandise to unWINE Downtown ticket holders. Don’t miss tonight's installment of unWINE Downtown! Ticket sales end online at 4:30 p.m., and … [Read more...]

5 Things to do This Weekend in Starkville

#1 Attend the House Concert at Montgomery Bed and Breakfast Come out to the beautiful Montgomery House on Old West Point Road for their first Montgomery House Concert. The concert will be held on Saturday, July 11th from 6 to 9 p.m. and will feature Matthew Reynolds followed by David Evans. An admission fee of $10 will be in place to compensate the musicians. The Montgomery House asks for guests to bring their own chairs or blankets, the … [Read more...]

L.A. Green

L.A. Green in Downtown Starkville Located in the heart of historic Starkville, L.A. Green, a thriving retail opened in 2011 is sure to have something for the girls. What started as an idea from Lauren Ann Cooper’s entrepreneurial spirit quickly turned into a reality when she opened the first L.A. Green storefront in Cotton Crossing nine years ago. Since then, she has moved to Starkville’s Main Street and has expanded the business to … [Read more...]

‘Building a Vibrant Community’ Podcast available from MSU Extension

MSU Extension’s “Building a Vibrant Community” is available at Launched this spring, Season One focuses on local food systems and the farm-to-table movement. Current content is organized around the theme “Seven Ways to Quickly Grow Your Food Business,” also the title of an online course available through MSU Extension. The series is co-hosted by Rachael Carter, instructor with … [Read more...]

Starkville Community Market fostering Young Entrepreneurs

With the revitalization of the Starkville Community Market for the 2020 season, many new vendors have been attending the market and selling a variety of goods and products. As noticed by several customers, a few of the vendors have been quite young in age but have had extremely successful sales during the Saturday morning markets held each week from 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at Fire Station Park. Eliza Boyd, Mischief & Me Selling an … [Read more...]