For Tyler Klaas it's been busy lately.
He tied the knot with his wife and opened a restaurant in Starkville, all in two weeks.
"All during a pandemic and a hurricane," he laughed.
COVID-19 has continued to slash the retail industry since March.
Giggleswick, a gift shop that's stayed open for 35 years in Starkville, is among the latest casualties in the Golden Triangle.
If you're stressed and "knead" to get those knots out, there's a new place in town to help you with just that.
Whenever I'm sitting in front of a basket of hot chips and homemade salsa, I always find myself saying "one more" after each bite.
That is the premise behind the new restaurant Uno Mas Tacos and Tequila, which plans to open in Starkville early in 2021.
Columbus, jump on it.
Starting this weekend, kids and kids at heart can start jumping at a new trampoline park.
The former Fred's building downtown and the old Ryan's restaurant building on Highway 45, both in Columbus, are under contract for potential sale.
For more than 25 years, Dave's Dark Horse Tavern has never closed for more than a two-day stretch.
That all changed when March brought COVID-19, when the Starkville bar's owner, Dave Hood, shuttered for more than six months.
Everyone has had to adapt and be flexible during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sometimes you have to just go with the flow and roll with the punches in times like these.
Friendly City Books hopes to open in Columbus in November.
Emily Liner, a 2004 Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science alumna, lived in Washington, D.C., for more than a decade before deciding to move back to the Friendly City.
The movie theater news continues this week.
After closing temporarily in late March, the Columbus Malco is preparing for a Sept. 3 reopening date.
There are a lot of opinions concerning COVID-19; however, one thing most everyone agrees on is the immense impact it has had on the economy and business in general. Particularly speaking, movie theaters nationwide have taken a hit, closing their doors as early as March.
Last week Sarah Dempsey opened her salon in downtown Starkville.
By mid-September, there's going to be a new pumpkin patch in Caledonia.
William Darnell of Darnell Farms, 8989 Wolfe Road, planted about eight acres of pumpkins to prepare for the inaugural Darnell Farms Pumpkin Patch.
The Tuesday Morning store in Columbus is officially closing.
Earlier this year, that national chain announced it declared bankruptcy due to financial hardships during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Months before opening, Jimmy Sherrod already started building his clientele for his new restaurant.
In fact, you've probably seen cars and customers lining up at a mobile food unit at 2526 Main St. on Fridays and Saturdays.
Lisa Halverson's dream is coming to fruition.
By August, Halverson will officially open her new storefront, Mudd Dobbers Vintage Shop, in Columbus.
Ever since I was a kid, my parents had to bribe me to come inside for dinner. Being outside has always been a constant place for me.
Truth be told, you just can't beat Southern cooking.
Pearl's Southern Cooking, 7066 Hwy. 45 N., is officially open in West Point with soul food specials and Southern delights.
Possum Town Hangout, 1469 Hwy. 69, is slated to open July 1, pending inspection.
The Burning Piano is open for business, at long last.
In October, Ben Sala, along with his sister and brother-in-law, Lisa and Stephen Sims, started renovating the former Catfish and Chords building at 2222 Military Road into a "different kind of bar."
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