November 22, 2012

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Posing As An Adult: The Wires That Bind Us

I am a phone game junkie. I came a little late to the party on “Angry Birds,” but I immersed myself quickly; then there’s “Words With Friends,” “Scramble With Friends” and “Hanging With Friends,” not to mention “Song Pop” and anything else word-related that I can find. I would say, of these games, I know […]

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November 22, 2012

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NFL Turkeyday Games And A Happy Thanksgiving!

I started off last week on a hot note. I went 11-2, so it’s going to be hard to top that, but here I go. Detroit vs. Houston This game features two of the great traditions of the NFL: Detroit playing on Thanksgiving and the Lions losing on Turkeyday. At this time last year, the […]

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November 22, 2012

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Starkville Aldermen Approve OCEDA Budget

The Starkville Board of Aldermen unanimously approved the annual budget for the Oktibbeha County Economic Development Authority at its Nov. 20 meeting at Starkville City Hall. Jack Wallace, OCEDA president, thanked the aldermen for approving the budget. He then gave a presentation to board members about projects involving OCEDA, as well as its expenditures. Wallace told […]

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November 21, 2012

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Columbus City Council Approves Public Transit Service, Discusses Landfill Concerns

The Columbus City Council met on Tuesday and approved an agreement bringing bus service to the city. City Attorney Jeff Turnage noted that possible bus transportation routes have not been established, but the company — Lawrence Transit — will bring two “small buses and two larger buses” to Columbus, which will be responsible for signage identifying […]

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November 21, 2012

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Red Cross Offers Cooking Safety Tips for Thanksgiving Chefs

Cooking Leading Cause of Home Fires Jackson, MS, November 21, 2012 — Thanksgiving is all about food and family – turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie and family time. However, preparing holiday goodies can lead to disaster — the kitchen is the setting of more fires than any other room in the house, and cooking is the […]

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November 21, 2012

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The Adventures of the VIP: Dress to Impress the Turkey

“Over the river and through the woods, to Grandmother’s house we go! Over the river and through the woods, oh how the wind does blow. It stings the toes and bites the nose, as over the ground we go. Over the river and through the woods, to have a full day of play. Oh, don’t […]

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November 21, 2012

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Oktibbeha Supervisors Learn of Slaughter and Associates’ Merits, Appoint Talley To Economic Development Position

Whenever Oktibbeha County decides to move forward on a comprehensive plan, they can use the services of Slaughter and Associates if they wish to do so. At Monday’s November recessed meeting of the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors, Rudy Johnson, executive director of the Golden Triangle Planning and Development District, met with the supervisors regarding […]

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November 20, 2012

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Too Much Turkey? Holiday Season Weight Loss Tips

The National Institutes of Health estimates that during the six weeks between Thanksgiving and New Years Day, Americans gain an average of 1 to 1.4lbs. In just 40 days, Americans will gain 51% of their typical annual weight gain. Over a decade, this “holiday weight gain” can lead to a steady increase of 15-20lbs of […]

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November 20, 2012

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Addie Talley’s Not-So-Thankful Thanksgiving

When Addie Talley and I sat down a few weeks ago to talk about our Thanksgiving photo shoot for The Real Story, we both had the same idea before we even started talking: Let’s show the contrast of what America wants Thanksgiving to be like and the cold reality of what it often becomes during […]

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November 20, 2012

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Red Cross Offers Tips for Safe Travel Over Thanksgiving Holiday

Holiday Weekend Busy Time of Year for Travelers November 20, 2012 — Many people will travel to visit loved ones for the Thanksgiving holiday and the American Red Cross has travel tips holiday travelers can follow to arrive safely at their destination. “Whether folks travel by plane, train or they take to the highway, there are things they […]

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November 19, 2012

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CCVB Employs Lengthy Closed Determination

The Columbus-Lowndes County Convention & Visitors Bureau board of directors held their monthly meeting on Monday, Nov. 19, and, immediately after calling the meeting to order, entered into “closed determination” to decide whether an executive session was warranted. Board member Bernard Buckhalter called for the closed determination to discuss what he said was a personnel […]

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November 19, 2012

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Financial Focus: Battle Those Low Rates – with Three Types of Income

If you depend on fixed-income investments for at least part of your income, you probably haven’t been too happy in recent years, as interest rates have hit historic lows. Nonetheless, even in a low-rate environment, you can broaden the income-producing potential of your investment portfolio.However, before taking action, it’s helpful to know what the near-term […]

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November 19, 2012

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The Photography of Martin Howard

Since the inception of Real Story Publishing, art, photography, fashion and culture has been an important part of our mission statement.  With that in mind, The Real Story will be covering more of these topics. RSP wants to be your full service website to get all your information.  So with that in mind, take a […]

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November 19, 2012

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Pardon Our Progress!

As most of you know by now, we have made the decision to transition from a print edition newspaper with a web presence, to a web-only news organization. Although the decision to cease publication of a print edition was a difficult one, we are very excited about the opportunities that come with being 100% digital. […]

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November 19, 2012

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Monday Morning Water Cooler Talk for Nov.19, 2012 – A Thankful Thanksgiving

The Thanksgiving week is upon us and hopefully everyone will take the time to really sit down and count their blessings. The holidays can be a maddening time and the true meaning of everything can get lost in the fray – especially when people are trying to cook dinner, appease relatives and prepare enough food […]

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November 18, 2012

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A Quick Look At Sunday’s NFL Games For Nov. 18, 2012

Arizona vs. Atlanta Arizona continues on their mission to prove that they are the worst franchise in the history of the NFL. After a great start of the season, they will do what they always do: Stink. Kurt Warner should be elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame twice for getting this dud of […]

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November 18, 2012

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Welcome Sunday Morning: The Football Gods Must Love The Tide

Let’s see now: It looks like the Dawgs are heading to a New Year’s bowl. Ole Miss has been just seconds away from defeating LSU, Texas A&M and pesky Vanderbilt, this year. So, instead of lining up for a big bowl with an 8-3 record, Ole Miss’ game against MSU, this Saturday, will decide if […]

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November 17, 2012

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Go Dawgs!

Now that MSU has gotten back to its winning ways, where do you see the Bulldogs playing their bowl game?   Now, remember, they still have one game to go with that “School up North.” Give us your feedback! RSP

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November 16, 2012

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Columbus City Council Meeting Agenda For Nov. 20, 2012

We encourage all residents of Columbus to attend this meeting, which will be held at the Columbus Municipal Complex (1501 Main Street), and will begin at 5 p.m.

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November 16, 2012

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Check Out The New Articles On Our Website!

We have recently posted new articles on our website. Visit http://www.realstorypublishing.com and let us know what you think about what these two columnists have to say. We love to receive your feedback!

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November 16, 2012

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Perspectives: The Decline of Romantic Love

In an article in the New York Times (11.3.12)Richard Friedman writes about the importance of unpredictable love or unpredictability in general. We are programmed to seek out the unpredictable because it is an effective survival mechanism, according to Friedman: “The brain’s reward circuit has evolved over millions of years to enable us to recognize and […]

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November 16, 2012

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Now That The Election’s Over, What Do We Know?

Now that the election’s over, what have we learned from scouring over the statistics? Statistically, America’s divided right down the middle, philosophically and ideologically. Half of the population felt the economy is in dire straits, the other half didn’t care. Half of the country believes hard work is admirable, but the other’s convinced it’s a […]

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November 15, 2012

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Columbus City Council Approves New Parking Lot Agreement

What had been thought to be a done deal between the City of Columbus and R.L Edmondson has now been changed. At the Nov. 14 special-called meeting of the Columbus City Council, council members voted 5-1 to approve a new agreement for the lease of the parking lot behind the Front Door/Back Door Restaurant. The […]

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November 15, 2012

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Silicor To Miss Yet Another Deadline, Higgins Tells Lowndes Supervisors

An upcoming deadline for construction of a new facility for Silicor Metals and Silicor Purification, which, combined, formerly were known as Calisolar, will not be met. But Columbus-Lowndes Development Link officials are not prepared to recommend a course of action, Link CEO Joe Higgins told the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors on Thursday. In August, the supervisors […]

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November 15, 2012

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A Response To “Sparks Fly As Lowndes Supervisors Meet”

Editor’s Note: The following is a response submitted, by a local citizen, to the article which appeared in our Nov. 14 print edition, entitled “Sparks Fly As Lowndes Supervisors Meet.” We invite you to share your opinion about this. Dear Editor: All the attributed quotes are from the Real Story article (“Sparks Fly As Lowndes […]

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November 15, 2012

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Sparks Fly As Lowndes Supervisors Meet

The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, Nov. 5 and voted unanimously to allocate $100,000 to the construction of a second concession stand for the Columbus Soccer Complex, but District 4 Supervisor Jeff Smith took issue with the board’s failure to allocate smaller amounts to projects in his district. Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority Executive […]

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November 15, 2012

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Real Story Profile: Nancy Carpenter

It’s no secret that the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau board of directors meetings have been rife with contention, but what most plagues CCVB operations are misperceptions of the agency and its operations, said CCVB Executive Director Nancy Carpenter. “It’s usually during board meetings,” Carpenter said of fighting among board members. “I think a lot […]

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November 14, 2012

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Lowndes County Board of Supervisors Meeting Agenda for Nov. 15, 2012

We urge all residents of Lowndes County to attend this meeting, which will be held at the Lowndes County Courthouse (505 2nd Avenue North), and will begin at 9 a.m.

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November 14, 2012

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Santa and Miz Clause Invite You to the YMCA

Hey KIDS   –   The Holidays are almost here . . . and what better way to enjoy the magic but with a visit with Santa and Miz Clause.  Meet Santa and Miz Clause as they make a special visit to the Downtown YMCA on Saturday, December 1, from 10 am – 12 noon. Santa’s Elves […]

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November 14, 2012

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Columbus City Council Special-called Meeting Agenda For Nov. 14, 2012

We urge all residents of Columbus to attend this meeting of the Columbus City Council, which will be held in the conference room of City Hall (523 Main Street) at 2:00 p.m.

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November 14, 2012

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Changes are Afoot

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes (turn and face the strain) Ch-ch-changes Don’t want to be a richer man Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes (turn and face the strain) Ch-ch-changes Just gonna have to be a different man Time may change me But I can’t trace time. “Changes” – David Bowie Change is never easy, especially changes that you don’t want to make. But, the […]

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November 14, 2012

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Nov. 14, 2012 Print Edition Is Now Available!

The Nov. 14, 2012 print edition of The Real Story is now available! Please note that this is our final print edition. From this point forward, you can find us on the internet at realstorypublishing.com. Click here to view all of our previous issues online! Find a location near you, from the list below! You can […]

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November 13, 2012

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Starkville Alderman Responds To Comments Concerning Gate

Just when one thought the issue of the emergency access gate erected at Douglas McArthur Drive and Stark Road was over, it wasn’t. At the Nov. 6 regular meeting of the Starkville Board of Aldermen, former Ward One Alderman Sumner Davis brought up some comments that were made at a previous meeting by Ward Six […]

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November 13, 2012

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Nov. 7, 2012 Print Edition Is Now Available On-line!

That’s right! The Nov. 7, 2012 print edition is now available on-line! Just click the “Nov. 7, 2012 Print Edition” button, on the navigation menu, above, or click here to view all of our previous issues! Then, place your pointer on the image of the paper and use the scroll wheel on your mouse to move between […]

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November 12, 2012

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Baptist Golden Triangle opens Starkville Clinic

COLUMBUS, Miss., Nov. 12, 2012 – Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle has opened the Baptist Cancer Center-Golden Triangle/BMG Oncology and Cardiology clinic in Starkville. The new clinic, located at 104 Doctor’s Park, includes an eight-bay chemotherapy unit, providing chemotherapy with a medical oncologist on site. There will also be a cardiologist in the clinic seeing patients […]

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November 12, 2012

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Portrait of the Artist: Stephanie Jackson

Many artists, both of the visual and performing varieties, will go for years – possibly their entire careers – without being noticed. The ones who do receive acclaim are often the beneficiaries of: 1. Luck; 2. aggressive marketing, and/or 3. talent. Stephanie Jackson falls into category #3. Don’t be fooled, she has certainly worked hard […]

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November 12, 2012

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Monday Morning Water Cooler Talk for Nov. 12, 2012–The Bridge To Nowhere Is Really A Bridge To My House

The Bridge To Nowhere Is Really A Bridge To My House It’s sad, it’s so sad It’s a sad, sad situation And it’s getting more and more absurd It’s sad, so sad Why can’t we talk it over Always seems to me That sorry seems to be the hardest word. Elton John and Bernie Taupin […]

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November 11, 2012

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History of Veterans Day

World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” – officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations […]

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November 10, 2012

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Veterans Day Parade 2012

Enjoy the sights of today’s Veterans Day Parade in Downtown Columbus!

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November 10, 2012

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Mississippi State (7-2) at LSU (7-2) Preview: Can The Bulldogs Salvage Their Season?

Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana Time: 6 p.m. TV: ESPNU Initial Analysis: With the Mississippi State Bulldogs still reeling from their drubbing by Texas A&M, they have to get it together. The LSU Tigers are next on the schedule and will be playing angry, after losing in the final moments against Alabama. The Bulldogs’ season can […]

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November 9, 2012

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Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony

Hope everyone will come out for our Veterans! Thank you, Cherie McGuff

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November 9, 2012

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Veterans Day: A Time to Remember

In this week’s edition of “At the Week’s End,” I honored my father, Johnny St. John, as I did last year. Now it is your turn.  Over the next few days, share your stories of the men and women who have made you proud to be an American. It can be about a friend, a […]

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November 9, 2012

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Nov. 7, 2012 Print Edition Is Now Available!

The Nov. 7, 2012 print edition of The Real Story is now available! It is not too late to get your copy of the latest edition of The Real Story.  “The Bridge to Nowhere Is Really A Bridge To My House” has been a huge hit!!!  Get it today!!!! Click here to view all of our […]

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