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

Starkville Stand Up

Recent events have shown us, once again, that our nation continues to struggle with systemic racism and the consequences that follow. We at the Partnership know that the way to move forward for both our nation and our community is to show respect, dignity, and acceptance for all. The Partnership and the local business community stand with our friends, neighbors, and Starkville Stand Up who have been affected in any way by racial injustice and … [Read more...]

Frontline Workers Deserve Gratitude

Please read the following message from our CEO & Director for Corporate and Economic Partnerships at Mississippi State University, Mike Tagert, that was originally published as an opinion editorial piece in the Starkville Daily News on May 19, 2020. The SEC Gameday football crew has visited our university many times over the years. Each time, they’ve doted on our university and community as being “one of the most hospitable” and sometimes … [Read more...]


Looking for a Starkville Tradition, Look No Further Located in the old historic Starkville Post Office, where many of the original fixtures still remain, Reed’s has been catering to Mississippi State University students and the Starkville community since 1991. After being in business in Tupelo since 1905, the Reed family wanted to extend its vision to Starkville, and it has been a move that the family does not regret. With its two … [Read more...]

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...]

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 … [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...]