Archive | November, 2012

Rebels, Bulldogs To Meet In Annual “Egg Bowl” Battle

November 23, 2012

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When Ole Miss and Mississippi State meet in what is commonly known as “The Egg Bowl,” it won’t have anything to do with players gathering to eating eggs sunny side up, over easy or fried. It will be to see which team can lay claim to “The Golden Egg,” a gold-plated trophy that is shaped […]

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Stand By For Our New Website!

November 23, 2012

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Within the next 48 hours, we will be launching our new website. In the meantime, please visit our Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/rspublishing, for information updates. RSP

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Perspectives: Reform Public Higher Education

November 23, 2012

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American public higher education has been increasingly scandalous. Academic standards have been lowered to increase enrollment and university coffers; irrelevant courses which have nothing to do either with economic productivity or civic education are increasingly the rule; and graduation rates are falling. When governors like Rick Perry of Texas had the audacity to insist that his state’s […]

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Nov. 14, 2012 Print Edition Is Now Available On-line!

November 22, 2012

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That’s right! The Nov. 14, 2012 print edition is now available on-line! Just click the “Nov. 14, 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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Enjoy Some Comics!

November 22, 2012

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Posing As An Adult: The Wires That Bind Us

November 22, 2012

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I am a phone game junkie. I came a little late to the party on “Angry Birds,” but I immersed myself quickly; then there’s “Words With Friends,” “Scramble With Friends” and “Hanging With Friends,” not to mention “Song Pop” and anything else word-related that I can find. I would say, of these games, I know […]

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NFL Turkeyday Games And A Happy Thanksgiving!

November 22, 2012

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I started off last week on a hot note. I went 11-2, so it’s going to be hard to top that, but here I go. Detroit vs. Houston This game features two of the great traditions of the NFL: Detroit playing on Thanksgiving and the Lions losing on Turkeyday. At this time last year, the […]

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Starkville Aldermen Approve OCEDA Budget

November 22, 2012

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The Starkville Board of Aldermen unanimously approved the annual budget for the Oktibbeha County Economic Development Authority at its Nov. 20 meeting at Starkville City Hall. Jack Wallace, OCEDA president, thanked the aldermen for approving the budget. He then gave a presentation to board members about projects involving OCEDA, as well as its expenditures. Wallace told […]

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Columbus City Council Approves Public Transit Service, Discusses Landfill Concerns

November 21, 2012

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The Columbus City Council met on Tuesday and approved an agreement bringing bus service to the city. City Attorney Jeff Turnage noted that possible bus transportation routes have not been established, but the company — Lawrence Transit — will bring two “small buses and two larger buses” to Columbus, which will be responsible for signage identifying […]

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Red Cross Offers Cooking Safety Tips for Thanksgiving Chefs

November 21, 2012

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Cooking Leading Cause of Home Fires Jackson, MS, November 21, 2012 — Thanksgiving is all about food and family – turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie and family time. However, preparing holiday goodies can lead to disaster — the kitchen is the setting of more fires than any other room in the house, and cooking is the […]

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The Adventures of the VIP: Dress to Impress the Turkey

November 21, 2012

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“Over the river and through the woods, to Grandmother’s house we go! Over the river and through the woods, oh how the wind does blow. It stings the toes and bites the nose, as over the ground we go. Over the river and through the woods, to have a full day of play. Oh, don’t […]

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Oktibbeha Supervisors Learn of Slaughter and Associates’ Merits, Appoint Talley To Economic Development Position

November 21, 2012

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Whenever Oktibbeha County decides to move forward on a comprehensive plan, they can use the services of Slaughter and Associates if they wish to do so. At Monday’s November recessed meeting of the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors, Rudy Johnson, executive director of the Golden Triangle Planning and Development District, met with the supervisors regarding […]

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Too Much Turkey? Holiday Season Weight Loss Tips

November 20, 2012

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The National Institutes of Health estimates that during the six weeks between Thanksgiving and New Years Day, Americans gain an average of 1 to 1.4lbs. In just 40 days, Americans will gain 51% of their typical annual weight gain. Over a decade, this “holiday weight gain” can lead to a steady increase of 15-20lbs of […]

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Addie Talley’s Not-So-Thankful Thanksgiving

November 20, 2012

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When Addie Talley and I sat down a few weeks ago to talk about our Thanksgiving photo shoot for The Real Story, we both had the same idea before we even started talking: Let’s show the contrast of what America wants Thanksgiving to be like and the cold reality of what it often becomes during […]

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Red Cross Offers Tips for Safe Travel Over Thanksgiving Holiday

November 20, 2012

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Holiday Weekend Busy Time of Year for Travelers November 20, 2012 — Many people will travel to visit loved ones for the Thanksgiving holiday and the American Red Cross has travel tips holiday travelers can follow to arrive safely at their destination. “Whether folks travel by plane, train or they take to the highway, there are things they […]

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CCVB Employs Lengthy Closed Determination

November 19, 2012

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The Columbus-Lowndes County Convention & Visitors Bureau board of directors held their monthly meeting on Monday, Nov. 19, and, immediately after calling the meeting to order, entered into “closed determination” to decide whether an executive session was warranted. Board member Bernard Buckhalter called for the closed determination to discuss what he said was a personnel […]

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Financial Focus: Battle Those Low Rates – with Three Types of Income

November 19, 2012

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If you depend on fixed-income investments for at least part of your income, you probably haven’t been too happy in recent years, as interest rates have hit historic lows. Nonetheless, even in a low-rate environment, you can broaden the income-producing potential of your investment portfolio.However, before taking action, it’s helpful to know what the near-term […]

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The Photography of Martin Howard

November 19, 2012

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Since the inception of Real Story Publishing, art, photography, fashion and culture has been an important part of our mission statement.  With that in mind, The Real Story will be covering more of these topics. RSP wants to be your full service website to get all your information.  So with that in mind, take a […]

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Pardon Our Progress!

November 19, 2012

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As most of you know by now, we have made the decision to transition from a print edition newspaper with a web presence, to a web-only news organization. Although the decision to cease publication of a print edition was a difficult one, we are very excited about the opportunities that come with being 100% digital. […]

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Monday Morning Water Cooler Talk for Nov.19, 2012 – A Thankful Thanksgiving

November 19, 2012

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The Thanksgiving week is upon us and hopefully everyone will take the time to really sit down and count their blessings. The holidays can be a maddening time and the true meaning of everything can get lost in the fray – especially when people are trying to cook dinner, appease relatives and prepare enough food […]

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Popeye Rules the World

November 18, 2012

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A Quick Look At Sunday’s NFL Games For Nov. 18, 2012

November 18, 2012

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Arizona vs. Atlanta Arizona continues on their mission to prove that they are the worst franchise in the history of the NFL. After a great start of the season, they will do what they always do: Stink. Kurt Warner should be elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame twice for getting this dud of […]

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Welcome Sunday Morning: The Football Gods Must Love The Tide

November 18, 2012

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Let’s see now: It looks like the Dawgs are heading to a New Year’s bowl. Ole Miss has been just seconds away from defeating LSU, Texas A&M and pesky Vanderbilt, this year. So, instead of lining up for a big bowl with an 8-3 record, Ole Miss’ game against MSU, this Saturday, will decide if […]

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Go Dawgs!

November 17, 2012

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Now that MSU has gotten back to its winning ways, where do you see the Bulldogs playing their bowl game?   Now, remember, they still have one game to go with that “School up North.” Give us your feedback! RSP

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Columbus City Council Meeting Agenda For Nov. 20, 2012

November 16, 2012

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We encourage 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.

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Check Out The New Articles On Our Website!

November 16, 2012

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We have recently posted new articles on our website. Visit http://www.realstorypublishing.com and let us know what you think about what these two columnists have to say. We love to receive your feedback!

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Perspectives: The Decline of Romantic Love

November 16, 2012

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In an article in the New York Times (11.3.12)Richard Friedman writes about the importance of unpredictable love or unpredictability in general. We are programmed to seek out the unpredictable because it is an effective survival mechanism, according to Friedman: “The brain’s reward circuit has evolved over millions of years to enable us to recognize and […]

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Now That The Election’s Over, What Do We Know?

November 16, 2012

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Now that the election’s over, what have we learned from scouring over the statistics? Statistically, America’s divided right down the middle, philosophically and ideologically. Half of the population felt the economy is in dire straits, the other half didn’t care. Half of the country believes hard work is admirable, but the other’s convinced it’s a […]

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Columbus City Council Approves New Parking Lot Agreement

November 15, 2012

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What had been thought to be a done deal between the City of Columbus and R.L Edmondson has now been changed. At the Nov. 14 special-called meeting of the Columbus City Council, council members voted 5-1 to approve a new agreement for the lease of the parking lot behind the Front Door/Back Door Restaurant. The […]

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Silicor To Miss Yet Another Deadline, Higgins Tells Lowndes Supervisors

November 15, 2012

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An upcoming deadline for construction of a new facility for Silicor Metals and Silicor Purification, which, combined, formerly were known as Calisolar, will not be met. But Columbus-Lowndes Development Link officials are not prepared to recommend a course of action, Link CEO Joe Higgins told the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors on Thursday. In August, the supervisors […]

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