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

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...]

VIDEO: Chip Templeton Updates GSDP on Paycheck Protection Program FAQs

As of Monday, April 27, 2020, Paycheck Protection Program funding was expanded and is currently available for small businesses to apply through an applicable lender. Click here for a list our members in the financial sector that can be of assistance to you. All monies acquired from the PPP are to be used with 75% of expenditures going to payroll costs after February 15, 2020. CLICK HERE to review all Paycheck Protection Program Loan FAQS … [Read more...]


Offering Modern Classics in the Heart of Main Street What started out as a pop-up shop has now found its brick-and-mortar home on beautiful Main Street. Located in the heart of Starkville, George-Mary’s offers a variety of apparel, accessories, and home items in an atmosphere that customers truly love. Owner Alesia Lucas graduated from Mississippi State University with a degree in Fashion Merchandising and Design and a minor in Business … [Read more...]

UPDATED: Partnership Issues Statement Regarding COVID-19

March 16, 2020 Dear Members and Friends, As always, the safety, health, and well-being of our Starkville community is our most important priority. The public safety implications of the COVID-19 virus are continually being revised and updated based on the guidance and recommendations of our medical and public health experts. The latest information can be found at the National Center for Disease Control (CDC), and at our … [Read more...]