Archive | March, 2012

Dennis Erby to Lead US Marshals Service Office

March 31, 2012

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Dennis Erby has been confirmed by Congress to be the head of the United States Marshals Service Office for the Northern District of Mississippi. Dennis is a native of Union County, and came to Columbus in the late 1970’s as a newly commissioned Mississippi Highway Patrolman. He rose to the rank of Lieutenant and held […]

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The Saga of Cal-City Continues

March 30, 2012

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The Cal-City Situation intensifies, every day. Below is a letter sent to Jeff Doty, from Caledonia City Attorney Jeff Smith (Mr. Doty’s address and Mr. Smith’s signature have been removed.) When asked about the letter, Jeff Doty said, “I have no comment at this time.  My attorney is looking at the situation, and we will […]

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Lowndes County Board of Supervisors Meeting Agenda for April 2, 2012

March 30, 2012

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The following is the agenda for the upcoming meeting of the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors, which is scheduled for 9am , on Monday, April 2, 2012, at the Lowndes County Courthouse, located at 505 2nd Avenue North, in Columbus: Special to The Real Story                     […]

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City Council Meeting Agenda for April 3, 2012

March 30, 2012

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The following is the agenda for the Columbus City Council Meeting that is scheduled for Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at 5pm, at the Columbus Municipal Complex (1501 Main Street). Special to The Real Story    

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At the Week’s End for March 30, 2012

March 30, 2012

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From the “I couldn’t make this stuff up” file: I attended my first City of Columbus Department Head Meeting as a media representative, this past Monday.  These meetings have been open to the media, for a few years now, so I thought I would stop in and see what was going on. There was the […]

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Mississippi Speech Language Hearing Association at the Capitol

March 29, 2012

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Mississippi University for Women student Sarah Donaldson of Starkville, back row, left, recently participated in Legislative Day at the Mississippi Capitol. This was part of a grant through the Mississippi Speech Language Hearing Association, with emphasis on training future professionals to be advocates for the profession and the people they serve. The Louisville native is […]

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Message from MSU Athletic Director Scott Stricklin on MSU’s Men’s Basketball Coaching Search

March 29, 2012

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  “Like Bulldog fans everywhere, I eagerly anticipate the hiring of Mississippi State’s next men’s basketball coach. However, from the beginning of this process, no deadline has been imposed on the search. It’s important that we hire the right candidate to lead our program, a person of integrity who will instill discipline, character and accountability […]

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Columbus Middle School Students Excel at Destination Imagination Regionals

March 29, 2012

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Columbus Middle School SPIRIT Students recently competed in the regional Destination ImagiNation Tournament in Madison, MS. The competition was held on Saturday, March 24, 2012, at St. Anthony’s Catholic School, and Columbus Middle School teams won in four out of five divisions. Destination ImagiNation, Inc. is an extraordinary non-profit organization that provides educational programs for students […]

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MUW Receives National Recognition for Community Service

March 29, 2012

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For the second year in a row, Mississippi University for Women has been recognized on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, launched in 2006, annually highlights the role colleges and universities play in solving community problems and placing more students on a lifelong path of […]

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Check Out Our Website: New Content, New Pages, & New Features!

March 28, 2012

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We had added an incredible amount of content to our site, including articles that had only been available in our print edition. We urge you to visit our site frequently, as new content will be added daily! We’ve also created a number of new pages. These new pages can be found by placing your pointer […]

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March 28, 2012 Print Edition Now Available!

March 28, 2012

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The March 28, 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 – 1220 […]

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Mississippi State Spring Battles: Third Linebacker

March 27, 2012

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 Initial Spring Battle Outlook The Bulldogs lost starting linebacker, Brandon Wilson, after the 2011 season, but they return Cam Lawrence and Deontae Skinner. The key, in the spring, will be to find out who will start alongside the two talented players. Five players will be competing for that Third Linebacker spot. I could easily say […]

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March 21, 2012 Print Edition Now Available On-line!

March 27, 2012

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That’s right! The March 21, 2012 print edition is now available on-line! Just click the “March 21, 2012 Print Edition” button, on the navigation menu, above. Then, place your pointer on the image of the paper and use the scroll wheel on your mouse to move between pages.

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FRAUD ALERT: Protect Your Bank & Credit Card Accounts

March 26, 2012

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We have learned that there has been a rash of credit/debit card fraud occurring in our community, recently. Our sources indicate that most of these incidents have occurred after the victims have dined at area restaurants. Victims have reported that, within a short period of time after they used their card to pay their restaurant […]

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DeVille Smith Withdraws From MSU

March 26, 2012

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Mississippi State has announced freshman guard DeVille Smith has withdrawn from school and is no longer a member of the basketball team. The Jackson, Miss., native, who prepped at Callaway High School, appeared in 26 games for the Bulldogs and averaged 4.2 points and 1.6 rebounds. His career high of 25 points came in the […]

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Monday Morning Water Cooler Talk for March 26, 2012

March 26, 2012

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The recent apparent collapse of the City over providing paving to a private business on Gardner Blvd and the antics of the Columbus Convention & Visitors Bureau (CCVB) are, unfortunately, classic examples of our hard-earned tax dollars at work. If these organizations were to hold their meetings jointly, the result would be a huge savings […]

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Mississippi State Spring Battles: Defensive Backs

March 24, 2012

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Initial Spring Battle Outlook Mississippi State lost two starting safeties after the 2011 season—Charles Mitchell and Wade Bonner. However, they really only have to replace one player, as Nickoe Whitley was essentially a third starter at Safety. The next position battle will be between three-year starter Corey Broomfield and ultra-talented Darius Slay.Broomfieldhas been a mainstay, […]

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Freeze’s First Spring Drills Kick Off Today at Ole Miss

March 23, 2012

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Ole Miss opens its first spring football drills under head coach Hugh Freeze this weekend, and fans are welcomed to attend the first two practices. A total of four practices are open to the public, including this Friday at 3:30 p.m. CT and Saturday at 10:30 a.m., and both workouts are tentatively planned for the […]

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Employers – Keep Your Hands Off My Facebook

March 23, 2012

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The assault on privacy not only never ends, it escalates, gets more intrusive, and more dismissive of individual rights every day.  The latest episode concerns demands for prospective employees’ Facebook passwords.  It apparently is not enough for employers to browse through what is put up publicly; they, now, want to see what is posted only for […]

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From the Print Edition: Why Everything Matters!

March 23, 2012

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In a world where it’s okay to slander the poor and the “innocent until proven” guilty, the question remains: why does the government get a free pass?  There are no mug shots of the corporate/government officials who steal from the taxpayers and neglect their duties as a public servant. There are no “Most Wanted” pictures […]

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From the Print Edition: “Hotdonia” — The Problem that Wasn’t

March 23, 2012

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How can you say to your brother, “Let me take the speck out of your eye,” when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? ~~~ A quote from a really famous guy! Standing in front of the Cal-Grocery, a person would have to strain their eyes to see the United Pentecostal […]

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New Endodondist Joins Baptist Golden Triangle Medical Staff

March 23, 2012

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Callee Cosby, DDS has joined the staff of Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Cosby began her duties as an endodontist in February. Her practice, Cosby Endodontics, is located at 1277 Hwy. 45 North in Columbus. Originally from Columbus, she is a graduate of Millsaps College in Jackson, where she received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. Cosby […]

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Fireworks at the Municipal Complex

March 22, 2012

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Well, well – where do I begin?! Despite arriving well ahead of the City Council’s 5pm start time, nearly every seat in the Council chamber was full, with another 50-60 people standing in the aisles.  Can you say “fire code violation”?A review of the printed agenda provided an inkling of what was to come: two […]

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March 21, 2012 Print Edition Now Available!

March 21, 2012

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The March 21, 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 – 1220 […]

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Reprise of Monday Morning Water Cooler Talk for March 19, 2012

March 21, 2012

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For Those Few People Who Still Don’t Get It On March 7th, The Real Story broke the news of how Von’s Exotic Hair Salon received free paving work, performed by city workers and at taxpayers’ expense. Despite the fact that this story created quite a stir throughout the community, some people just don’t get that this […]

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Mississippi State Spring Battles: 2nd Defensive Tackle

March 21, 2012

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Initial Spring Battle Outlook All-SEC defensive tackle Fletcher Cox’s decision to enter the NFL Draft gives Mississippi State credibility, but it hurts the Bulldogs, in the short-term. The coaching staff will attempt to replace Cox, this spring. There are several players that will vie for the position.  The Candidates P.J. Jones (6’2″,  275lbs.; Sophomore) Player […]

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Question of the Day: March 19, 2012

March 19, 2012

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Here, at The Real Story, we value your opinion! We ask that you share your point of view with us, by participating in our daily poll. Please note that no personal identifying information will be available to the public.   Results from March 17, 2012 Q: Which college sports do you follow? Football – 50% Men’s […]

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Monday Morning Water Cooler Talk for March 19, 2012

March 19, 2012

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For Those Few People Who Still Don’t Get It   On March 7th, The Real Story broke the news of how Von’s Exotic Hair Salon received free paving work, performed by city workers and at taxpayers’ expense. Despite the fact that this story created quite a stir throughout the community, some people just don’t get […]

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Question of the Day: March 17, 2012

March 17, 2012

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Here, at The Real Story, we value your opinion! We ask that you share your point of view with us, by participating in our daily poll. Please note that no personal identifying information will be available to the public.   Results from March 16, 2012 Q: Do you plan to attend any Spring Pilgrimage events, later […]

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Stansbury’s Departure Long Overdue

March 16, 2012

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By now, the whole Bulldog nation knows about Rick Stansbury’s retirement or forced retirement – depending on the individual’s level of skepticism. At the 1 p.m. press conference, yesterday, Stansbury cited his desire to spend more time with his family as the primary reason for his retirement. However, if the press conference video was played on […]

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