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MUW Issues Update On Aug. 16 On-Campus Incident

September 24, 2012

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The Columbus Police Department today [Sept. 24] has made an arrest in a sexual assault reported to campus officials on Sept. 4. The Mississippi University for Women Police Department worked closely with CPD officers in the investigation. The alleged assault, which had occurred in an on-campus residence hall on Aug. 16, involved an MUW female student […]

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Monday Morning Water Cooler Talk for Sept. 3, 2012

September 3, 2012

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Sharon Applewhite: A Mother Faces the Reality of Her Daughter’s Untimely Death The death of a loved one is the 2,000 pound specter that sits in everyone’s room and hovers in the psyche of all humanity.  Though no one really wants to talk about it, it is there. Ever-present and looming, like a bad dream or […]

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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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Monday Morning Water Cooler Talk for July 30, 2012

July 30, 2012

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The Art of Stealing Innocence James Holmes. There you go. That is his name. That was the last time you will read it in this article and it should be the last time you hear or see it, period, but it won’t.  It will be in our collective consciousness for years. It will be drawn […]

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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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Public Forum on Crime Scheduled for May 31, 2012

May 30, 2012

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All area residents are urged to attend this public forum on crime. Special to The Real Story   Special to The Real Story

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City Announces Public Forum on Crime

May 24, 2012

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All area residents are urged to attend this public forum on crime. Special to The Real Story

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At Week’s End for May 18, 2012

May 18, 2012

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Oh, What a Week it Was! Lowndes County politics is often feast or famine, and this week was a prime example of the area at its crazy, busy best.  Starting with a school board meeting that went from boring to interesting in the span of sixty seconds to a city council meeting that ensured that […]

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The Issue of Steve Wallace

April 14, 2012

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Editor’s Note: The following article was originally published in our April 11, 2012 print edition. As many of you know, Wallace was arrested again, on Friday, on another count of violating the Social Host law. As part of the booking process, Wallace was subjected to posing for the obligatory mug shot; this (a mug shot) […]

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The Politics of Crime and Race

April 10, 2012

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Race.  It’s on everybody’s mind, but no one wants to talk about it; not only in Columbus, Mississippi, but throughout America.   It is the two-ton elephant in the living room, but the country acts like it’s not there. Not until the community gets rocked, does it become an issue.  So, over the past few weeks, […]

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Columbus Police Officer on Leave, After Shooting Suspect; Columbus Police Department Tight-lipped

April 10, 2012

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A Columbus Police officer, who has not yet been identified, has been placed on administrative leave with pay, after an incident, early Monday morning, in which a suspect was shot. The incident, which took place in the 1700 block of Wheat Street, was the culmination of a search for a green Honda Accord, which may […]

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Martin Case Highlights Several Issues

April 3, 2012

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It’s been a little over a month since Sanford, Florida teenager, Trayvon Martin, was gunned down on his way home from the store, by self-appointed neighborhood watch “Captain” George Zimmerman. Zimmerman was questioned by local law enforcement, but he was released after claiming self-defense. The lack of a thorough investigation led to an overwhelming public […]

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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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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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Bomb Threat at Fairview Elementary

March 9, 2012

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Editor’s Note: When a representative of The Real Story arrived on the scene, the staff of Fairview Elementary and emergency personnel had nearly completed an orderly evacuation. They are to be commended for the calm and professional manner in which they handled this stressful situation.  Fairview Aerospace & Sciences Magnet School received a bomb threat […]

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From the Archives: Mississippi’s “EGREGIOUS ERROR”

March 9, 2012

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Editor’s Note: Earlier this week, Brian Holliman was released on bond, as a result of his earlier conviction being overturned. The following article, which was originally posted on December 14, 2011, is now more timely than ever. This is the “Real Story” of the Brian Holliman murder trial. This isn’t about Holliman’s guilt or innocence. […]

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Two Arrested, $1M in Cocaine Seized

March 7, 2012

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Editor’s Note: The following is a press release that was just distributed by the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office. The second man who was arrested in the bust was identified, subsequent to the issuance of this press release, as Silviano Nieto. MEMORANDUM To: Sheriff Arledge/Chief McQueen From: Capt. Bobby Grimes Date: March 6, 2012 Reference: Press Release […]

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Monday Morning Water Cooler Talk for March 5, 2012

March 5, 2012

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The following is a message from Columbus Police Chief Selvain McQueen that was released Sunday (March 4, 2012) morning: Raising the bar A vital measure of the health of a law enforcement agency is its capacity to learn lessons from previous events, good or bad, and feed these into continuous improvements in service delivery. There […]

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Sunday Morning Car Chase

February 26, 2012

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An early morning traffic stop could have turned dangerous this morning, when a suspect refused to stop for LCSO Deputies.  At approximately 9:00am this morning, Deputy Mark McGarity attempted to stop a vehicle in the area of Main Street and Fourth Avenue South. The suspect fled and lead deputies on a chase that ended in […]

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Columbus High School Bomb Threat

February 22, 2012

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Editor’s Note: As reported earlier by WCBI, a 17-year-old has been arrested in connection with the bomb threat that was called in to Columbus High School on Wednesday morning.  Moire details will be provided, as they become available. February 22, 2012 For Immediate Release Janet Lewis PIO, Columbus Municipal School District Columbus School District reported […]

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News Alert from Columbus Police Chief Selvain McQueen

February 18, 2012

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The following is the body of an e-mail that we received from Chief Selvain McQueen of the Columbus Police Department: Please make the public aware of the need to ensure that their windows and doors are secured. I see a possible pattern developing and I want to make sure that everyone is aware of the […]

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