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 explore all throughout town and locate and read all 17. To find the complete list and marker map, click here. #2 Shop the Starkville Community Market With all the fresh produce, honey, coffee, … [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 Starkville. Directed by Academy Award winner Leonardo DiCaprio, the museum worked closely with RadicalMedia production company to provide information and transcripts of Grant’s life appearing on the miniseries … [Read more...]

The Book Mart, Bully Shop & Café

Take a break from your busy schedule and curl up with a delicious cup of coffee, a pastry, and a good book, at the Book Mart & Café on Main Street. You can sit at a table in the café to people watch or climb the stairs to the more private (and cozy) reading area. Bully Shop & Café, which opened in 2008, is the perfect spot to meet your friends for a down-home cooked meal. Some of the menu favorites include cranberry & pecan chicken salad, grilled pimento cheese sandwich, The Junction sandwich, Mexican lasagna, and Italian spaghetti. If you’re on the search for the perfect Mississippi State University gear, you’ll find … [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 we can’t still prepare for the future.  MSU is offering free professional development courses but you need to register before June 30th.  Take advantage of a variety of professional and personal … [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 the correct size for a Zoom background. When the image opens, right click on it and select "Save Image As" to save it to your hard drive. Instructions on how to set up one of these images as your Zoom … [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 receiving a service that would be impeded by the covering. A:  Your barber is required to wear a face covering and gloves at all times. A:  All salons and barbershops will be … [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 celebrate your mom this Mother's Day. The Flower Company OFFER 1: A beautiful mix of flowers and a Swan Creek candle would be the perfect Mother's Day happy. Delivered in town for $45 + tax. Get the … [Read more...]