Archive | June, 2012

At Week’s End for June 29, 2012

June 29, 2012

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Homeownership Means Little to Economic Growth A recent article in the Atlantic documents the finding that home ownership is not correlated or even associated with economic growth – that is, buying a home does not guarantee individual wealth; and policies to promote home ownership are extravagant wastes of money. Robert Shiller of Yale University documents that from “1890 to […]

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June 27, 2012 Print Edition is Now Available!

June 27, 2012

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The June 27, 2012 print edition of The Real Story is now available! Click here to view all of our previous issues online! 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 […]

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Join Us at the Upcoming Open Mic Night!

June 26, 2012

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June 20, 2012 Print Edition Is Now Available On-line!

June 26, 2012

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That’s right! The June 20, 2012 print edition is now available on-line! Just click the “June 20, 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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CAFB Plane Lands Without Landing Gear; None Injured

June 25, 2012

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A Columbus Air Force Base T-6 Texan II trainer landed without landing gear at 4:28 p.m. today on runway 31 Left at Columbus AFB. At the time of the accident, the aircraft was on a dual Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training syllabus sortie. Both the instructor pilot and student pilot onboard are uninjured. After a touch-and-go landing […]

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Monday Morning Water Cooler Talk for June 25, 2012

June 25, 2012

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And that Government of the People, by the People, for the People, Shall Not Perish from the Earth—Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address What seems like lofty words should be the cornerstone of every American’s belief in the government. The concept of democracy is built around a government led by the people, and the people should be […]

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5th Annual Stop the Violence & Promote the Peace Town Hall

June 23, 2012

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 NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK 5th Annual Stop the Violence & Promote the Peace Town Hall     Saturday June 23,2012   Propst Park Activities Building (Inside)     Hwy 182/ Main Columbus,MS       11:00am.-5:00p.m. ACLU-MS—-Know Your Rights-Organizing Components- Tools     Voter Awareness CRIMINAL JUSTICE—-Former Agent now Instr. John Fisher-How to interact with the Gate Keepers of […]

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Movies on the Mound

June 23, 2012

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At Week’s End for June 22, 2012

June 22, 2012

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Curiosity Human beings are curious. While some will stop at investigating the noise in the alley, many more will wonder where words come from, why we age, and why the sky is blue. In an interesting article in BBC News, the author talks about the evolutionary roots of curiosity, and why it is one of our most characteristic and […]

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New Features and Columns!

June 20, 2012

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Starting today, our print edition will include editorial cartoons, horoscopes, comic strips, and columns on topics of special interest, such as pets, senior citizens, and more!

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June 20, 2012 Print Edition is Now Available!

June 20, 2012

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The June 20, 2012 print edition of The Real Story is now available! Click here to view all of our previous issues online! 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 […]

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Open Mic Night Scheduled for June 29, 2012

June 19, 2012

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Advertising Sales Reps Wanted

June 19, 2012

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June 13, 2012 Print Edition Now Available On-line!

June 19, 2012

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That’s right! The June 13, 2012 print edition is now available on-line! Just click the “June 13, 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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“Ladies & Gentlemen! In This Corner…” – The June 18, 2012 CCVB Board Meeting

June 19, 2012

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Let’s begin with a multiple-choice question. The June 18, 2012 Columbus Convention & Visitors Bureau Board meeting was: a. Embarrassing b. Childish c. Pathetic d. All of the Above Did you pick “d”? You did? Ding! Ding! Ding! You’re a winner! You’ve won two tickets to the next CCVB Board meeting! No, you don’t have […]

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Monday Morning Water Cooler Talk for June 18, 2012

June 18, 2012

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Caledonia, Caledonia, Wherefore Art Thou Caledonia? Ain’t No Sunshine- Bill Withers In an eight-day span in which Councilmen Kabir Karriem and Joe Mickens pulled a power play on the Columbus City Council in regard to both redistricting and repaving and Leroy and Harry (no last names needed) argued about 19th century politics over a 21st […]

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Columbus City Council Meeting Agenda for June 19, 2012

June 15, 2012

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We urge all residents of Columbus to attend this meeting, which will be held at the Columbus Municipal Complex (1501 Main Street), beginning at 5 p.m. Special to The Real Story

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At Week’s End for June 15, 2012

June 15, 2012

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Are We Happy Yet? A number of books on happiness have been published, recently.  On the surface, this subject should be of marginal interest.  After all, we all know when we are happy and when we are not, so why go any further? While this is true, since the “pursuit of happiness” is enshrined in […]

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YMCA Celebrates 102nd Anniversary of Father’s Day

June 14, 2012

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Father’s Day is recognized, worldwide, on the third Sunday of June each year. However, did you know that Father’s Day began at the YMCA?   Most people do not. Father’s Day was founded by Sonora Louis Smart Dodd, who got the idea for Father’s Day while listening to a Mother’s Day sermon in 1909. Having been […]

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Ask Meagan

June 13, 2012

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Have a question about your life, career, or relationships? E-mail reaches her at meagan@realstorypublishing.com. Neither your identity nor your contact information will be divulged.

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June 13, 2012 Print Edition Is Now Available!

June 13, 2012

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The June 13, 2012 print edition of The Real Story is now available! Click here to view all of our previous issues online! 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 […]

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June 6, 2012 Print Edition Is Now Available On-line!

June 13, 2012

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That’s right! The June 6, 2012 print edition is now available on-line! Just click the “June 6, 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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Advertising Sales Reps Wanted

June 13, 2012

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Check Out These Articles!

June 12, 2012

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We have recently added the following articles to our website. These articles were originally published in the May 30, 2012 print edition of The Real Story. Simply click on the article title to be re-directed to the appropriate page on our website. Ask Meagan!: Owing Money to Friends Consumer Corner: Bath and Body Works – […]

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Welcome, My Friends, to the Show That Never Ends – The CMSD Meeting of June 11, 2012

June 12, 2012

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Just when you think it can’t get any crazier in Columbus, the CMSD Board of Trustees tops anything anyone has done in a long time.   Like a scene from a Kafka novel, the board underwent a metamorphosis from a stern group of determined leaders that were dead-set against accepting the 2012-2013 school calendar – with […]

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Notes from the CMSD Meeting on June 11, 2012

June 12, 2012

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Editor’s Note: The following is a handout provided to attendees of the Columbus Municipal School District’s Board of Trustees Meeting, which was held on June 11, 2012.     Special to The Real Story

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Message to Columbus Principals, Teachers and Management Team

June 12, 2012

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Editor’s Note: The following is a memo issued by CMSD Superintendent Dr. Martha Liddell: 2012-2013 School Calendar/Proposed Reinstating Early Release Wednesdays As you know, there was a lengthy discussion tonight regarding my proposal to re-establish Early Release Wednesdays for focused professional development in Columbus Schools. My decision in making this recommendation was based solely on our school district’s […]

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Why Do You Hate Me So?

June 12, 2012

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Controversy Surrounds Caledonia Pit Bull Issue In the May 30th edition of The Real Story, we reported that ten “emaciated” pit bulldogs were seized from private property located at 63 Freeman Road, in Caledonia, on the evening of Monday, May 21st. Some disturbing facts have come to light, since the original story was published. We […]

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Excitement at the Columbus School Board Meeting

June 11, 2012

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Tonight’s meeting of the Columbus Municipal School District’s Board of Trustees was highlighted by an outrageous reversal of fortune, the likes of which have not been witnessed in quite some time. When the matter of Dr. Liddell’s Wednesday early release program came up, the motion died for lack of a second. The early release program […]

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Monday Morning Water Cooler Talk for June 11, 2012

June 11, 2012

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Welcome to the Party that Never Was — The CMSD Announces Dr. Liddell as the New Superintendent “There’ll be peace in the valley for me some way, There’ll be peace in the valley for me. I pray no more sorrow and sadness or trouble will be, There’ll be peace in the valley for me.” Tommy […]

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