Archive | August, 2012

Only Seven Days Until The Stella Shouting Contest!

August 31, 2012

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Jackson State (0-0) at Mississippi State (0-0) Preview

August 31, 2012

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Location: Starkville, Mississippi (Davis-Wade Stadium) Time: 6:30 p.m. TV: Fox Sports Net, ESPN3 Initial Analysis: The Mississippi State Bulldogs enter their opening season tilt, versus the Jackson State Tigers, looking to put a disappointing 2011 season behind them. As I mentioned in my season preview, there is a lot of optimism surrounding the season. The […]

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2012 MSU Football Preview: “Is This ‘The Year’?

August 31, 2012

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Coach: Dan Mullen (22-17 career record) 2011 Record: 7-6 (Music City Bowl) Key Losses: Chris Relf (QB); Vick Ballard (RB); Fletcher Cox (DT) Returning Starters: 15 (7 Offense, 7 Defense, 1 Special Teams) Conference: SEC (Southeastern Conference) Initial Outlook: As the Mississippi State Bulldogs enter the 2012 season, expectations are once again high, due to […]

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At Week’s End For Aug. 31, 2012

August 31, 2012

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  The GOP Convention – Sorting Sense from Bombast As much as “progressives” would like to think so, the Republican Party is not a complete bunch of zealots and out-of-touch ideologues because a large proportion of the American people believe what they do.  These same “progressives” blame Romney and Ryan, claiming that somehow the public’s views […]

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August 29, 2012 Print Edition Is Now Available!

August 29, 2012

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The August 29, 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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Starkville To “Get Swept Up!” On Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012

August 28, 2012

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Each fall, on the Wednesday before Mississippi State’s first home football game, hundreds of volunteers take to the streets, parks, and other outdoor areas of Starkville armed with rakes, shovels, and pruning shears. Their goal? Clean up the city and make it especially attractive to the thousands of visitors who will be coming to town […]

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August 22, 2012 Print Edition Is Now Available On-line!

August 28, 2012

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That’s right! The August 22, 2012 print edition is now available on-line! Just click the “August 22, 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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Columbus City Council To Hold Special Brownfields Consultant Meeting on August 27, 2012

August 27, 2012

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We urge all citizens of Columbus to attend this meeting. Special To The Real Story

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Monday Morning Water Cooler Talk For August 27, 2012

August 27, 2012

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Dr. Liddell: In Her Own Words Dr. Martha Liddell sits confidently in her office and displays the demeanor that all good leaders possess, the ability to stay calm under pressure.  After a summer of uncertainty in her position, she is comfortable in the fact that she is now the person truly accountable for the Columbus […]

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Open Mic Night Is Tonight!

August 24, 2012

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We hope to see you there!

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At Week’s End for August 24, 2012

August 24, 2012

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Another Reason To End Foreign Aid A friend was about to travel to Zimbabwe to develop programs of child welfare. Why, I asked, would he want to provide support to one of the world’s most corrupt and destructive dictators, Robert Mugabe?  “For the sake of the children,” he responded. When a company for which I was […]

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Alumna, “Food Network Star” Finalist Returns To MUW

August 22, 2012

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“Food Network Star” finalist and Mississippi University for Women alumna Linkie Marais will return to her alma mater on Wednesday, Aug. 22, to teach a couple of classes. Students of MUW’s Culinary Arts Institute will be treated to cake decorating tips by the 2006 graduate, who was also a fan favorite on season eight of […]

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August 22, 2012 Print Edition Is Now Available!

August 22, 2012

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The August 22, 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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Columbus City Council To Hold Special Budget Meeting On August 22, 2012

August 21, 2012

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We urge all citizens of Columbus to attend this important meeting.   Special To The Real Story

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Déjà vu All Over Again: The August 20, 2012 CCVB Board Meeting

August 21, 2012

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  Let’s establish this from the beginning: this is not a previously published article describing what occurred at some long-past meeting of the Columbus Convention & Visitors Bureau Board of Directors. It would be better for all us if it were. As tempting as it might be to simply re-print an old article, this account […]

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August 15, 2012 Print Edition Is Now Available On-line!

August 21, 2012

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That’s right! The August 15, 2012 print edition is now available on-line! Just click the “August 15, 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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Monday Morning Water Cooler Talk for August 20, 2012

August 20, 2012

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The LINK and Why Industry Matters Severstal, Paccar, Stark Aerospace, KiOR – the list goes on. To the average citizen, these names often become just a blur, but over the past several years, Lowndes County has become home to many major corporations. And whether or not the community as a whole understands the extent of […]

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Columbus City Council To Meet On August 21, 2012

August 17, 2012

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We urge all citizens 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. Special To The Real Story

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At Week’s End for August 17, 2012

August 17, 2012

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Pre-Crime – Coming Soon To Your Neighborhood Most people are familiar with the concept of pre-crime from “Minority Report,” a film in which Tom Cruise, using clues and visionary fragments from the brains of psychic twins, identifies and catches criminals before they commit a crime.  Stopping crime before it occurs has always been the goal […]

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CMSD Superintendent Dr. Martha Liddell To Speak At MS Dept. of Education Conference

August 16, 2012

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Columbus’ own Dr. Martha Liddell, superintendent of the Columbus Municipal School District, is scheduled to speak at the Mississippi Department of Education 2012 Dropout Prevention & Special Education Conference on Tuesday, August 28, 2012. Kudos to Dr. Liddell!   Special To The Real Story

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Controversy Reigns At West Point Board of Selectmen Meeting

August 15, 2012

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The issue of redistricting was on the agenda at the August 14, 2012 meeting of the West Point Board of Selectmen, and it quickly became the source of a great deal of claims, counter-claims and generally harsh words. Although Mayor Scott Ross and Ward 3 Selectman Charles Collins were the primary participants in this war […]

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Lowndes County Board Of Supervisors To Meet On August 15, 2012

August 14, 2012

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We urge all citizens of Lowndes County to attend this meeting, which will take place at the Lowndes County Courthouse (505 2nd Avenue North | Columbus), at 9 a.m. Special To The Real Story

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August 8, 2012 Print Edition Is Now Available On-line!

August 14, 2012

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That’s right! The August 8, 2012 print edition is now available on-line! Just click the “August 8, 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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August 15, 2012 Print Edition Is Now Available!

August 14, 2012

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The August 15, 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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Reminder: Town And Tower Club Meets Tuesday, August 14, 2012

August 13, 2012

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The Town and Tower Club cordially invites the community to their Summer Breakfast meeting on Tuesday, August 14, 2012, at 7:00 a.m. Dr. Jim Borsig, President Mississippi University for Women, will speak on The Economic Impact Study of MUW to the Community. The breakfast will be held on the MUW campus at the Hogarth Dining […]

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Columbus City Council To Hold Special Budget Meetings August 15 and 16

August 13, 2012

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We urge all citizens of Columbus to attend both of these meetings. They will be held in the courtroom of Columbus City Hall (523 Main Street), on Wednesday, August 15, at 4 p.m. and on Thursday, August 16, 2012 at 2 p.m. Special to The Real Story

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Columbus Municipal School District Board Meeting Tonight

August 13, 2012

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We urge all citizens of Columbus to attend this meeting, which will be held at the CMSD offices at 2630 McArthur Drive, and begins at 6 p.m. Special to The Real Story  

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Monday Morning Water Cooler Talk for August 13, 2012

August 13, 2012

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Why Can’t We Be Friends?…or Harry and Leroy and Maybe Something To Do With Emergency Services The color of your skin don’t matter to me As long as we can live in harmony Why can’t we be friends? Why can’t we be friends? Why can’t we be friends? Why can’t we be friends? – WAR […]

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At Week’s End For August 10, 2012

August 10, 2012

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Radicals and the Left Sean Wilentz, writing in the New York Review of Books discusses Michael Kazin’s “American Dreamers: How The Left Changed A Nation,” a book which looks at the role of radical politics and the impact they have had on American society. The radical Left, Kazin observed, has succeeded far less than is commonly […]

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Oh, My My…Here We Go Again!

August 9, 2012

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Stop me if you have heard this before, but on August 7, 2012 there was a madhouse going on and it was called the Caledonia Board of Aldermen meeting. The sad and cold reality is that, at some point, a writer just feels as if s/he is piling on in regards to the disaster that […]

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