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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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The YMCA and The Commercial Dispatch Offer the Third Annual Mile-a-Day Marathon

May 31, 2012

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In a continuing effort to make our community more active, the YMCA and The Commercial Dispatch have again partnered to offer the Possum Town Mile-a-Day Marathon, during the month of June 2012.  The goal is for participants to log 26.2 miles of walking or running, throughout the month.  This is a non-competitive effort to promote […]

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Monday Morning Water Cooler Talk for May 21, 2012

May 21, 2012

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Do You Drive A Prius Or A Ford F-150? In a very amusing column in the Washington Post (5.12.12), George Will reviews “Engines of Change: A History of the American Dream in Fifteen Cars” and writes how cars reflect our individual identity.  Detroit turned out models which would appeal to image rather than practicality, shortly after […]

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Check Out These Articles!

May 15, 2012

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We have recently added the following articles to our website. These articles were originally published in the May 9, 2012 print edition of The Real Story. Simply click on the article title to be re-directed to the appropriate page on our website. America and the War on Women Ask Meagan!: Discrimination in the Workplace Consumer […]

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At Week’s End for May 4, 2012

May 4, 2012

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Target Knows You’re Pregnant and You Never Told Them The United States has always been at the forefront of consumer marketing, and given the high rewards for a tiny percentage shift in market share, the stakes are high.  Communications technology, and in particular the software that allows everything that is transacted electronically – credit card purchases, […]

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CORRECTION: Saum Chiropractic to Host 3rd Annual Ladies’ Night

March 6, 2012

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Correction: This event is scheduled for Tuesday, March 20, 2012, NOT Sunday, March 20, 2012, as previously posted.  We regret the error. The ladies of Saum Chiropractic Clinic are getting ready for Ladies Night! The event will be held on Tuesday, March 20, 2012, from 5-8pm. Come get pampered! We will offer massage, stress screenings, […]

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Monday Morning Water Cooler Talk for February 27, 2012

February 27, 2012

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Just some random musings for the morning: Why is it that only movies I have never heard of win at the Oscars? Who is the “real” Republican Candidate for 2012? Is gas really going to be $5.00 a gallon? Why is gas so expensive in Lowndes County? Why do we only talk about the school […]

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The Town and Tower Club’s 12th Annual Breakfast: A True America Hero Speaks

February 5, 2012

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A packed house at the Columbus County Club gathered to listen to the amazing tale of Colonel Carlyle S. “Smitty” Harris during the Town and Tower Community Prayer Breakfast on Thursday morning. His inspirational speech kept the crowd captivated during his courageous tales of being a POW in Vietnam. With humor and charm, Colonel Harris […]

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A Southerner in Europe III: Rejected – Rock Star to Rock Bottom

February 2, 2012

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Joshua Gray The word ordeal was created to describe simply that one has gone through tremendous circumstance and survived. I foolishly and naïvely walked into Hartsfield International Airport in early August, clutching the passport that had only a few short hours prior been returned to me. I thought to myself, “I am glad that this […]

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Monte Alban

January 29, 2012

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In 1974 my wife and I travelled from Washington, DC to La Paz, Bolivia by land.  We drove our own car through the American South and through Mexico to Guatemala City.  From there we travelled by bus, train, and colectivo taxi the rest of the way.  The entire trip took over two months. Travel across the altiplano in beat-up, […]

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The Avante’ House

January 26, 2012

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The Avante’ House, Living on a Prayer, is a non-profit, 8-bed halfway house for women who have been released from incarceration or who have completed a primary or secondary residential alcohol and drug treatment program. It was founded in November of 2010 by Kelly Britton, Bill Vaughan, a board of directors, and a host of […]

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Movie Review: Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol

January 23, 2012

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Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol is the Casino Royale of its franchise. This statement seems odd, given that this fourth Mission: Impossible is cartoonier than the others. But Director Brad Bird (The Iron Giant, The Incredibles, Ratatouille) shows more maturity than Brian De Palma (Mission: Impossible), John Woo (Mission: Impossible […]

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From My Table To Yours – January 18, 2012

January 18, 2012

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From My Table To Yours by Fran Andresen With cold, blustery days upon us, I thought it would be a good idea to see how you all would like a nice vegetable soup to warm you up on these cold winter nights. It is a nice, hearty soup without being heavy or weighing you down. With […]

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Keep It Flowing

January 13, 2012

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A few days ago, I had to chuckle at a show I was watching, where the male character was persuading the female to ditch her Yoga class that had been bought for her as a gift. In an effort to make out to her friend that she had actually attended, he told her to tell […]

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Check out Bliss Yoga in Columbus, MS!

January 13, 2012

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Bliss Yoga has Yoga classes for any age and every level. Phone: 662-352-6091 – Kate Spencer Phone: 909-374-7421 – Jill Williams E-mail: jillwilliamsyoga@gmail.com  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jillwilliamsyoga Web: http://www.jillwilliamsyoga.com Download / view their January 2012 brochure here! [PDF format]

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From My Table To Yours – January 12, 2011

January 12, 2012

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From My Table To Yours by Fran Andresen Before we get started this week, I want to take a moment to thank Katherine Murray for your comment on my last recipe. Yes ma’am, I did mean to put sugar-free gelatin and completely forgot it. I rely on our readers to keep me straight when I forget […]

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Miracle on the Riverwalk

December 29, 2011

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While frantic shoppers packed Leigh Mall and the downtown shops, I was enjoying the Riverwalk. The weather was perfect—not too cold, definitely not warm—and there were many others enjoying themselves and their families with a leisurely Christmas Eve stroll. I had walked all the way to the end of Phase I, turned around, and was […]

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Attention All Event Coordinators!!!

December 27, 2011

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The Real Story will publish and advertise your New Year’s Eve events for free. Please send the information along with picture(s) or pertinent promotional material(s) to events@realstorypublishing.com, and we will do the rest. We want to help make this New Year’s Eve a real success for the community. Joseph St. John

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From My Table To Yours – December 27, 2011

December 27, 2011

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From My Table To Yours by Fran Andresen Tip of the Week: When planning a party or large family get together, do all your prep work the day before. This shortens your actual preparation time to about half and enables you to accomplish a great deal more the day of the event with less hassle. […]

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Merry Christmas To All!

December 25, 2011

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Merry Christmas to all!!!!! Enjoy the pictures from the Frank P. Phillips YMCA and the Salt and Light Ministry. Salt and Light will be visiting homes all Christmas Eve giving gifts and spreading the Word of Christ… A Truly Merry Christmas!! Remember the Reason for the Season!!!! JBS Picture Slideshow from Frank P. Phillips YMCA […]

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From My Table To Yours – December 20, 2011

December 20, 2011

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FROM MY TABLE TO YOURS by Fran Andresen The holidays are racing at us at lightning speed, so it is always good to have an easy dish that we can prepare ahead of time that is good as sandwiches or with a meal. After many phone calls and requests this week, I am going to […]

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Mary, Did You Feel It?

December 19, 2011

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Dotti Lanais Chapman Two thousand years ago You stood in my shoes Crying as the world Heard your joyful news In your arms you held him Your tears on his tender cheek Mary, did you feel it, His love whom we would seek? When his eyes met yours And you heard his loving laugh Did […]

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Pictures from Open Mic Night at Cafe Aromas

December 17, 2011

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Open Mic Night at Cafe Aromas on Friday, December 9th, 2011 was a great success.  Besides having excellent food and drink, we heard a few talented musicians, and several good verses of poems and prose were read by several people.  It was altogether a very enjoyable evening.  Here are a few shots taken that night:

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From My Table To Yours – December 13, 2011

December 13, 2011

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From My Table To Yours by Fran Andresen Tip of the week: To reduce fat content and calories without giving up flavor when cooking with milk, use the powdered coffee creamer. Mix up about 2 cups at a time and keep in your refrigerator. When a recipe calls for milk, pour the required amount up […]

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From My Table To Yours – December 6, 2011

December 6, 2011

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From My Table To Yours by Fran Andresen TIP OF THE WEEK: As the cost of eggs escalates weekly, it is best to buy the jumbo eggs. For a few pennies more it is almost like buying 2 dozen eggs for the price of one. If your recipe calls for 2 large eggs, and you […]

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A Southerner in Europe – Dec 5, 2011

December 5, 2011

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A Southerner in Europe Joshua Gray The walk to the central station on Prins Hendrikkade is not a long one, but on a cold, foggy morning it can feel that way. Amsterdam is an unusually beautiful city. Most mornings feature a fine misty fog that doesn’t start to dissipate until afternoon. This makes the days […]

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From My Table To Yours – November 29, 2011

November 29, 2011

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From My Table To Yours By Fran Andresen Thanksgiving is a time of reflection and finding joy and contentment with each blessing we have — friends, family, and home. I am praying that each of you had a happy Thanksgiving and enjoy each of your blessings each day. Happy Thanksgiving!!! One of my family’s favorite […]

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From My Table To Yours: 11-22-11

November 22, 2011

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FROM MY TABLE TO YOURS By Fran Andresen As promised last week, we will be talking about the spaghetti sauce recipe that I created after much experimenting. As we all know, spaghetti sauces that come in jars and cans have a high sugar content; therefore, I set out to come up with a recipe that […]

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From My Table to Yours

November 15, 2011

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FROM MY TABLE TO YOURS by Fran Andresen Before we get started this morning, I want to take a minute to thank Mr. John Weathers for his input on broccoli and how he has experimented and found a way to eat this magical green vegetable and actually enjoy it. Without a doubt, broccoli is an […]

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A Thought on Veterans Day

November 11, 2011

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Today is Veterans Day, and I would like to personally thank my favorite veteran, Adelard “Johnny” St. John, or as I called him, Dad. Trust me, I knew he had a funny first name while I was growing up, and a half century later, I can only assume he was named after a Catholic Patron […]

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