Archive | October, 2012

Oct. 31, 2012 Print Edition Is Now Available!

October 30, 2012

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The Oct. 31, 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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Monday Morning Water Cooler Talk For Oct. 29, 2012

October 29, 2012

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Red Cross Says Have a Happy and Safe Halloween Take Steps to Keep Everyone Safe While Trick or Treating Halloween is just around the corner and youngsters will soon be out trick-or-treating. As they get ready to collect their Halloween treats, the American Red Cross has tips to make this a fun and safe Halloween. […]

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Open Mic Night Tonight!

October 26, 2012

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Don’t forget, our special Halloween-themed open mic night is just over seven hours away! We hope to see you there!

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At Week’s End For Oct. 26, 2012

October 26, 2012

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The Gregg Family And FSMA As many of our readers are no doubt aware, Natalie Gregg, the infant daughter of former Real Story team member Kevin Gregg, was recently diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, the leading cause of infant mortality. The Real Story is honored to be able to focus attention on the challenges that […]

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Oct. 24, 2012 Print Edition Is Now Available!

October 25, 2012

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The Oct. 24, 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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Monday Morning Water Cooler Talk For Oct. 22, 2012

October 22, 2012

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“The Opiate of Exceptionalism” In article of this same title in the New York Times, Scott Shane writes about the bland platitudes, nostrums, and feel-good hymns to American greatness that are spewed forth from campaign rostrums. Why, he asks, can’t politicians give the Americans the facts and the hard truth about their country? The problems of poverty, […]

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At Week’s End For Oct. 19, 2012

October 19, 2012

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It’s Been A Year…And We Have Just Started To Rock! Today marks the one year anniversary of The Real Story joining the world of the internet. It is hard to imagine, but at this time last year Kevin Gregg, Kate Spencer and I were turning on our web presence. And who would have thought that, […]

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2012 Mississippi State Championship/B.A.S.S. Federation Nation’s National Championship Qualifier To Be Held Oct. 19-20

October 17, 2012

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The Mississippi B.A.S.S. Federation Nation and the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau will hold the 2012 Mississippi State Championship/B.A.S.S. Federation Nation’s National Championship Qualifier on Columbus Lake, October 19-20, 2012. The tournament will be preceded by two days of practice fishing on Columbus Lake, the Mississippi B.A.S.S. Clubs’ Presidents meeting and an Angler’s Banquet. Weigh-in […]

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Oct. 17, 2012 Print Edition Is Now Available!

October 17, 2012

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The Oct. 17, 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 […]

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Howard Steps Down As President of Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors

October 15, 2012

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Marvell Howard, District Three Supervisor and President of the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors, has stepped down as the board’s president, effective immediately. Howard made the announcement at Monday’s continued meeting of the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors. “To be president of the board of supervisors is demanding on your time. I see this as the time for me to step down […]

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Monday Morning Water Cooler Talk for Oct. 15, 2012

October 15, 2012

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Let’s Talk A Little Football It was a good weekend for Mississippi football, this weekend. Ole Miss appears to be headed in the right direction, with a big win over Auburn. It snapped a 16-game SEC losing streak and the feel around town is that the Rebels, with a little good fortune, could be headed […]

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Tennessee (3-2) at Mississippi State (5-0) Preview: Get Ready For A Wake-Up Call

October 13, 2012

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Location: Starkville, Mississippi (Davis-Wade Stadium) Time: 8 p.m. TV: ESPN2 Initial Analysis: The Mississippi State Bulldogs are ranked in both polls (AP and Coaches) and have many thinking they could challenge for the SEC West crown—especially with LSU’s recent loss to Florida. But, as I’ve stated several times, they haven’t faced a legitimate opponent. Well, that’s about […]

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Lowndes County Board Of Supervisors Meeting Agenda For Oct. 15, 2012

October 12, 2012

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We urge all citizens of Lowndes County to attend this meeting. It will be held at the Lowndes County Courthouse (505 2nd Avenue North), and begins at 9 a.m.   Special To The Real Story

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Don’t Forget To Vote In Our Poll!

October 12, 2012

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We want to know which topics and features you most want to see in The Real Story!

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At Week’s End for Oct. 12, 2012

October 12, 2012

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Tell Us What You Think From the very beginning, our position has been that you – the reader – are the reason that The Real Story exists. We are committed to providing you with information on the topics that are of greatest interest to you. So, we thought that now would be a good time […]

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Columbus City Council Meeting Agenda For Oct. 16, 2012

October 12, 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), and will begin at 5 p.m.   Special To The Real Story

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Oct. 10, 2012 Print Edition Is Now Available!

October 10, 2012

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The Oct. 10, 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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Let’s Keep Main Street Columbus the Way It Is

October 9, 2012

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Amber Brislin’s resignation from Main Street Columbus came as a shock to many people in our community, last week.  For the past five years, Brislin has been a pleasant face in a sea of turmoil in Columbus. Her organization has often gone unnoticed and underappreciated; however they were never part of the bigger controversies. Brislin […]

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Terrie Songer Makes History

October 9, 2012

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It’s unusual for a person to be able to say that they have done something that no one else has done before, but “new” Corporal Terrie Songer can say that she has.  She is the first woman to be promoted to any rank in the history of the Columbus Police Department. In what may be […]

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Monday Morning Water Cooler Talk For Oct. 8, 2012

October 8, 2012

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I would like to welcome Allen Baswell and Kristin Mamrack to the Real Story team.  Add their talents to the now-famous – or, perhaps, infamous – Whit Harrington, and I believe that The Real Story is becoming a more formidable news organization. That has been our goal from the beginning, and the past few months […]

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At Week’s End For Oct. 5, 2012

October 5, 2012

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  Why Issue-Evasion Is Logical For Candidates Wednesday night’s debate was as it should be. Image, acting, performance, style, emotion – the very stuff of television – were what won the debate for Romney. He and his handlers knew that even the slightest bit of detail – not even getting down in the weeds, but simply brushing them back for […]

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Opting Out of Vaccinations – Is It Ethical?

October 4, 2012

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Opting out of vaccination programs has become common in many parts of the country. Parents, concerned about the reputed side effects from immunizations, fearing government-pharmaceutical conspiracy, or simply ‘going organic’, have decided to take their chances in what they perceive to be a benign environment where cases of measles, whooping cough, and other childhood illnesses are extremely rare. Yet […]

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Oct. 3, 2012 Print Edition Is Now Available!

October 3, 2012

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The Oct. 3, 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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Harry Sanders Speaks His Mind

October 2, 2012

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President of the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors and District 1 Supervisor Harry Sanders is known as a man who rarely holds his tongue. In a conversation that I had with him, one recent morning, this fact became crystal clear immediately.   Sanders quickly professed his disdain for the politics of Lowndes County Supervisor Leroy […]

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Leroy Brooks Is Never At A Loss For Words

October 2, 2012

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Lowndes County Supervisor Leroy Brooks is a man who is never at a loss for words. Brooks spent five years in the Air Force and received a Master’s degree in Public Administration. He then taught sporadically at Mississippi State University, Troy State University and Mississippi University for Women before being elected to the Lowndes County […]

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A Special Plea For Baby Girl Gregg

October 1, 2012

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  The thought of death or illness is never pleasant. It is a constant reminder that life is not always the predictable little box we want it to be. Life can be and often is scary. In my 27 years of law enforcement, I can recall numerous experiences when a person left for a routine […]

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Monday Morning Water Cooler Talk for Oct. 1, 2012

October 1, 2012

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The Fall of the Oktibbeha School System With another local school system being taken over by the State of Mississippi, it is an every present reminder that even our local school systems have to be on guard about its own future.   With that mind, The Real Story spoke with our school superintendent, Dr. Martha Liddell, […]

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