#FALLFASHION — George Sherman Clothiers

With advances in technology, guys no longer have to iron or take their dress clothes to the cleaners (or to mom).

George Sherman of George Sherman Clothiers said what men have come to expect from athletic wear now can be found in dress shirts and pants. Continue reading


When in Starkville, a Bulldog tee-shirt is always in style—winter, spring summer or fall!

Sherry Neal of The Lodge said the Bella Canvas Tees are popular right now as well as the Comfort Color tees. This fall, both guys and girls will be wearing more of the Woolly Threads pullovers and the fluffy soft quarter zip pullovers.

A portion of this story was published in the August 31, 2017 WELCOME BACK edition of The Starkville Daily News.

#TUESDAYTIP: Churches — stay in touch with your college students

As a campus minister, Hugh Griffith, director of the Wesley Foundation at Mississippi State University encourages churches to stay in touch with their students at college. 

“Hopefully the students will go to church when they are back home,” Griffith said. “A church could also reach out their students while they’re away.”

Griffith said when he was a student at Mississippi State, the associate pastor from his home church (located five hours away) came all the way to Starkville to take him and others from his home church out to dinner and to visit. 

“That’s a great move for a church!” Griffith said.

#FALLFASHION — R. Tabb and Company

In a college town, Fall equals football, Rush, students returning to campus, cooler temperatures are on the way and so many fun activities.

And those fun activities require breaking out the Fall wardrobe and adding a few trendy pieces.

Rebecca Tabb of R. Tabb & Company, said blush and burgundy are “big colors this fall,” which coordinates perfectly with the team colors of our favorite college football team.

She said another “huge” fall trend is ripped or distressed jeans. She also said booties and over-the-knee boots will also be big this fall.

“And for Mississippi weather, layering is a must,” Tabb said. “Light weight jackets and long cardigan sweaters will also be big this fall.”


A portion of this story was published in the Aug. 31, 2017 WELCOME BACK edition of The Starkville Daily News.

College student ministry has a great impact

5ebf1c_ab1bec903372429f923b67c57130f25d-jpeg_srb_p_830_553_75_22_0-50_1-20_0-00_jpeg_srbCollege is an incredibly formative time in the life of a student and Wesley Foundations play a vital role in campus life.

Hugh Griffith, director of the Wesley Foundation at Mississippi State University, said college students are going to grow and develop in some way — positively or negatively — during their college experience, so it is urgent and crucial that students grow and develop in good and godly ways.

“College students are ‘good soil,’ to borrow the image from Jesus’ parable in Matthew 13, Griffith said. “There’s urgency in the fact not only good seed grows in good soil, but whatever is planted in good soil will grow and bear fruit, whether the fruit is desirable  or not.  Wesley Foundation sows good seed–Kingdom seed–Gospel seed– in the good soil of college students.”

Gail Griffith, Wesley Foundation director at the Mississippi University for Women (and Hugh’s sister) said college students are making some huge decisions that could/will effect the rest of their lives.  Continue reading

#FridayFood Tailgating in the Junction with the Bulldogs

14483813_10211384645958678_2107550958_nFor Mississippi State Bulldog fans, tailgating in The Junction best defines the Southern fall experience in Mississippi.

“Oh I bleed Maroon,” said Melissa Acy of Winona. “We tailgate at every home game. We love it. It’s all about friends and family and rooting for our Dawgs.”

Acy is part of a group of Montgomery County friends who have been tailgating together for many, many years! This group tailgates across from the Hunter Henry Building on the MSU campus. Larry Greenlee and Pine Blakely started the tailgate many years ago, and the crowd has a great time every weekend! The usual crowd includes Jill and Pat White, Jill and Annie Pittman, Suzanne Watkins, and Barry and Melissa Acy and Terry Thomas. Larry and Jill have a book that everyone has to sign at every game, visitors and all. Acy said they love it when friends and family from other schools stop by to join the fun or just say hello.

“We love getting together and friends stopping by,” said Jill White. “Some of our favorite foods are redneck dip, wild hog tamales, the Greenlee’s marinated chicken thighs, and gumbo when it’s cool. And any kind of sweet Terry Thomas or Jill Dearman Pittman fixes.” Continue reading