Archive | February, 2012

Four Lady Bulldogs Earn SEC Accolades

February 29, 2012

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Mississippi State senior Diamber Johnson was named Second Team All-SEC Wednesday, while teammates Porsha Porter and Martha Alwal were named to the league’s All-Defensive and All-Freshman teams, respectively. Sophomore Brittany Young also claimed a conference accolade, as she was tabbed MSU’s representative on the SEC Community Service Team. Porter and Johnson were also selected for […]

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February 29, 2012 Print Edition Now Available!

February 29, 2012

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The February 29, 2012 print edition of The Real Story is now available at a location near you! Find a location near you, from the list below!   You can satisfy your craving for The Real Story at any of the following locations: 45 Express Mart, Inc. – 2203 1/2 Highway 45 North Black Creek Grocery – […]

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MSU Softball’s McMichael Honored As SEC Great

February 29, 2012

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Arguably one of the most-heralded players in Mississippi State softball history, Iyhia McMichael has been selected as part of the 2012 class of Southeastern Conference Greats. McMichael will be honored Thursday, March 1,  at 2:30 p.m., at the SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. The ceremony will take place during halftime […]

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The February 27, 2012, CCVB Meeting: Most Everyone Changed Seats, But the Craziness Remained the Same

February 29, 2012

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Monday’s Columbus Convention & Visitors Bureau (CCVB) Board meeting started off with a chance for redemption, but only for a moment.  In a peculiar situation, almost everyone on the board had changed seats around the board table, in order for some odd “physic voodoo” to take effect.  Clearly an attempt to change the “vibe” of […]

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YMCA Annual Community Impact Campaign

February 29, 2012

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  The Frank P. Phillips YMCA kicked off its 2012 Annual Community Impact Campaign on Monday, February 27.  The non-profit organization’s fundraising campaign will continue through March 26. The purpose of the campaign is to insure that the local Ys can continue to offer programs for their three areas of focus: youth development, healthy living […]

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MSU Softball Travels to Jackson State Wednesday for In-State Showdown

February 29, 2012

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In a midweek in-state showdown, the Mississippi State softball team (8-5) will travel to the state capital, Wednesday, to take on Jackson State (8-7) at 4 p.m. at the JSU Softball Complex. The Bulldogs are 4-0 all-time against the Lady Tigers, with all four victories coming in Starkville. “Jackson State is coming off a fantastic […]

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Dunne Deal: Volunteer Coach Brings Championship Pedigree to MSU Softball

February 29, 2012

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Traveling west on Highway 82, four-time All-American Kelsi Dunne knew that because of her past, she might face some adversity as she drove into Starkville as the new Mississippi State volunteer Assistant Softball Coach. Four years at the University at Alabama had made her a foe, but the opportunity to journey to a new SEC […]

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Smith’s Season Over Due to Broken Finger

February 28, 2012

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Mississippi State sophomore guard Shaun Smith will miss the remainder of the season, due to a broken finger he suffered last Saturday at Alabama. The 6-foot-6, 203-pound Brooksville, Miss., native will undergo surgery on Wednesday to have a pin inserted into his right middle finger. This season, the injury-plagued Smith has appeared in 10 games […]

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Never a Dull Moment at the CCVB

February 28, 2012

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In case you missed it, last night’s “Cage Match”, also known as the Columbus Convention & Visitors Bureau (CCVB) Board meeting, was as entertaining as ever! The meeting, which was held at the CCVB’s office, on 3rd Street South, didn’t rise to the level of a “Battle Royal”, but was still an “embarrassment of riches” […]

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Bulldogs Travel to South Carolina Looking to End Skid

February 28, 2012

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With the regular season down to just two games, the focus now for Mississippi State is to end its five-game losing streak and find the necessary momentum in time for postseason. The next opportunity to do just that is Wednesday, at South Carolina. The game at Colonial Life Arena, televised by the SEC Network, tips […]

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Innovation – The Bell Labs Lesson

February 28, 2012

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An important article in the February 26, 2012 edition of the New York Times, by John Gertner, chronicles the rise of Bell Labs, the institution responsible for some of the most important technological discoveries of the last century: “Consider what Bell Labs achieved. For a long stretch of the 20th century, it was the most […]

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February 22, 2012 Print Edition Now Available On-line

February 28, 2012

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The February 22, 2012 print edition of The Real Story is now available on-line! Simply click “Print Edition” in the navigation menu, above. Look for the February 29, 2012 print edition, on Wednesday (tomorrow), at a location near you!

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MSU’s Johnson a Finalist for the Gillom Trophy

February 28, 2012

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Mississippi State guard Diamber Johnson has been named one of three finalists for the Gillom Trophy, an award presented annually to the top women’s collegiate basketball player in the state. The award will be presented Monday, March 5 at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum in Jackson. Johnson is a finalist along with […]

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Mississippi State to Honor Jack Cristil on Saturday

February 28, 2012

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 It’s been one year since Jack Cristil put the mic down for good due to health concerns. But on Saturday when Mississippi State battles Arkansas at Humphrey Coliseum, the university will recognize the Legendary Voice of the Bulldogs with an unveiling of a banner to permanently honor his loyal service, a ceremony that will take […]

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Moultrie, Bost Finalists For Howell Award

February 28, 2012

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Mississippi State’s Arnett Moultrie and Dee Bost were both named finalists for the Howell Trophy on Monday, an award that is presented annually to the top collegiate male player in the state of the Mississippi. The award, named after former Bulldog great Bailey Howell, will be presented on Monday, March 5 at the Mississippi Sports […]

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Monday Morning Water Cooler Talk for February 27, 2012

February 27, 2012

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Just some random musings for the morning: Why is it that only movies I have never heard of win at the Oscars? Who is the “real” Republican Candidate for 2012? Is gas really going to be $5.00 a gallon? Why is gas so expensive in Lowndes County? Why do we only talk about the school […]

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MSU Women Fall to No. 10 Kentucky in Regular Season Finale

February 26, 2012

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An emotional day on the Mississippi State campus had a sad ending, as the Lady Bulldogs dropped a 76-40 decision to No. 10 Kentucky on Senior Day, in a Southeastern Conference women’s basketball game played at Humphrey Coliseum. The Lady Bulldogs were playing the final regular season game under the direction of Head Coach Sharon […]

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Mississippi State Softball Falls To No. 12 Michigan, 3-1

February 26, 2012

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Two close plays at the plate, in the bottom of the fourth inning was all it took for No. 12 Michigan to snatch a 3-1 victory from the hands of Mississippi State, Sunday, at the Eddie C. Moore Softball Complex. The loss, on the final day of the NFCA Leadoff Classic, dropped the Bulldogs to […]

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Sunday Morning Car Chase

February 26, 2012

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An early morning traffic stop could have turned dangerous this morning, when a suspect refused to stop for LCSO Deputies.  At approximately 9:00am this morning, Deputy Mark McGarity attempted to stop a vehicle in the area of Main Street and Fourth Avenue South. The suspect fled and lead deputies on a chase that ended in […]

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MSU Basketball Stats

February 26, 2012

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  Alright, all of you MSU Basketball “numbers junkies”! We have the latest stats for your Bulldog b-ballers! First up, we have the box score from the game versus Alabama, which was played on Saturday, February 25, 2012.  We also have season-to-date stats, as of February 25, 2012. Now, to view the season-to-date stats, click […]

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MSU Hosts Kentucky in Sharon Fanning-Otis’ Home Finale

February 25, 2012

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  Mississippi State hopes to make Sunday’s regular-season finale memorable for its six Seniors and Head Coach Sharon Fanning-Otis, as the Lady Bulldogs try to knock off 10th-ranked Kentucky in a 12:30 p.m. tip at Humphrey Coliseum. The contest will be televised by ESPNU, and it will be one of the network’s Campus Connection games, […]

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Bulldogs Look To Snap Skid At Alabama

February 25, 2012

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  Coming off a tough, hard-fought setback to top-ranked Kentucky on Tuesday, Mississippi State looks to rebound, Saturday, at Alabama and end its current four-game losing skid. The Bulldogs are attempting to sweep the Crimson Tide for the first time since the 2008 campaign. MSU upended Bama, 56-52, in January, at Humphrey Coliseum. Tip-off at […]

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At Week’s End for February 24, 2012

February 24, 2012

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Education.  It has been a topic of great debate for the past several weeks, or ever since the community found out that the City of Columbus was going to cut 69 jobs from its work force.  The unfortunate problem is that no one ever says anything about education until there is trouble and, in the […]

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Sale International Studies Magnet School to Receive Governor’s Award

February 24, 2012

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The Mississippi Association of Partners in Education recently announced the recipients of the 2012 Governor’s Awards. The Mississippi Association of Partners in Education (MAPE) will recognize Mississippi’s top school-community partnerships during the Governor’s Awards luncheon on Wednesday, March 21 at the Jackson Hilton. “Partnerships provide resources and funding for many innovative programs that would not […]

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MSU Soccer to Play USM, Host Free Clinic Saturday in Gulfport

February 23, 2012

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Two weeks after opening its spring state-wide tour in Tupelo, Neil Macdonald’s Mississippi State soccer team travels to the other end of the state Saturday, as it plays Southern Miss and hosts a free clinic at Gulfport High School.  The two teams will meet on the pitch at noon, with the free clinic for ages […]

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The New Individualism

February 23, 2012

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A fascinating opinion piece by David Brooks in the February 21, 2012 New York Times describes the rise of the individual, and concludes that this is ultimately a good thing because it allows for the maximization of talent. “People want more space to develop their own individual talents. They want more flexibility to explore their own […]

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The Shakespeare Miscellany

February 23, 2012

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A good friend gave me a book entitled The Shakespeare Miscellany by David Crystal, a linguist and author about language; and his son, Ben, a Shakespearean actor.  Together, they put assembled a collection of miscellaneous items about Shakespeare; everything from a comparison of the number of lines per character to a review of English history […]

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Fluoride: We’re All Retarded

February 23, 2012

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According to the online encyclopedia, Wikipedia, aluminum “is the third most abundant element (after oxygen and silicon), and the most abundant metal, in the Earth’s crust.” But, prior to 1886, when the smelting process of aluminum was discovered, this copious metal was somewhat of a rarity. In fact, there were probably a very small number […]

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Lady Bulldogs Make Road Finale Thursday at Florida

February 22, 2012

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Mississippi States makes its final road trip of the season, as it ventures to Gainesville, Thursday, to challenge Florida, in a 6 p.m. CT tip at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center. The game will be broadcast on WKBB-FM 100.9 & WXWX-FM 96.3, but fans can follow updates on Twitter (www.twitter.com/mstateWBK) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/mstateWBK). The Lady […]

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Columbus High School Bomb Threat

February 22, 2012

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Editor’s Note: As reported earlier by WCBI, a 17-year-old has been arrested in connection with the bomb threat that was called in to Columbus High School on Wednesday morning.  Moire details will be provided, as they become available. February 22, 2012 For Immediate Release Janet Lewis PIO, Columbus Municipal School District Columbus School District reported […]

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