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Starkville Alderman Responds To Comments Concerning Gate

November 13, 2012

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Just when one thought the issue of the emergency access gate erected at Douglas McArthur Drive and Stark Road was over, it wasn’t. At the Nov. 6 regular meeting of the Starkville Board of Aldermen, former Ward One Alderman Sumner Davis brought up some comments that were made at a previous meeting by Ward Six […]

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Monday Morning Water Cooler Talk for Nov. 12, 2012–The Bridge To Nowhere Is Really A Bridge To My House

November 12, 2012

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The Bridge To Nowhere Is Really A Bridge To My House It’s sad, it’s so sad It’s a sad, sad situation And it’s getting more and more absurd It’s sad, so sad Why can’t we talk it over Always seems to me That sorry seems to be the hardest word. Elton John and Bernie Taupin […]

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A Great Day in Caledonia—–Caledonia Day 2012!

November 3, 2012

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What a great day for the folks in Caledonia!    

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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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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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Possible Resolution of Caledonia Water Department Issue (One of Them, Anyway)

July 5, 2012

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The following is a memorandum of understanding, that was obtained by The Real Story, and which seeks to put an end to the dispute between Water Department employee Trey Robertson and his supervisor, Benny Coleman. The two parties involved are expected to sign this agreement. The Real Story will have more on this situation in […]

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At Week’s End for June 29, 2012

June 29, 2012

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Homeownership Means Little to Economic Growth A recent article in the Atlantic documents the finding that home ownership is not correlated or even associated with economic growth – that is, buying a home does not guarantee individual wealth; and policies to promote home ownership are extravagant wastes of money. Robert Shiller of Yale University documents that from “1890 to […]

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“Ladies & Gentlemen! In This Corner…” – The June 18, 2012 CCVB Board Meeting

June 19, 2012

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Let’s begin with a multiple-choice question. The June 18, 2012 Columbus Convention & Visitors Bureau Board meeting was: a. Embarrassing b. Childish c. Pathetic d. All of the Above Did you pick “d”? You did? Ding! Ding! Ding! You’re a winner! You’ve won two tickets to the next CCVB Board meeting! No, you don’t have […]

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Columbus City Council Meeting Agenda for June 19, 2012

June 15, 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), beginning at 5 p.m. Special to The Real Story

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Check Out These Articles!

June 5, 2012

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We have recently added the following articles to our website. These articles were originally published in the May 30, 2012 print edition of The Real Story. Simply click on the article title to be re-directed to the appropriate page on our website. City of Columbus Awarded $400,000 Brownfields Grant Consumer Corner: The Pit and Cone […]

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Columbus City Council Meeting Agenda for June 5, 2012

June 4, 2012

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All residents of Columbus are urged to attend these meetings, which are critical to the future of the city. The meeting will be held at the Columbus Municipal Complex (1501 Main Street) and is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. Special to The Real Story

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Liddell Named CMSD Superintendent; Dunn Re-appointed as Board Attorney

May 31, 2012

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In what can only be described as an anticlimactic moment, Dr. Martha Liddell was named, tonight, as the new superintendent of the Columbus Municipal School District. Liddell had been serving as the interim superintendent since the departure of Del Phillips, nearly a year ago. Liddell’s appointment by the board is contingent on the two sides […]

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Sounds of Summer Concert Series Schedule

May 30, 2012

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Coman, Antoine Set To Have Immediate Impact

May 29, 2012

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After spring practice, the only area of concern for the Mississippi State defense is the lack of depth at the safety position behind Nickoe Whitley (free safety) and Dee Arrington (strong safety). Kivon Coman (6’1”, 205 pound free safety) and Quadry Antoine (5’11”, 215 pound strong safety) are expected to fill those holes. Coman, realizing […]

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A Catch 22—The Latest CCVB Meeting

May 22, 2012

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The May 21, 2012 meeting of the Columbus Convention & Visitors Bureau (CCVB) was a perfect example of the term, “Catch 22.”  The almost-orderly meeting (by CCVB standards, at least) lasted just 75 minutes and illustrated what real struggles the organization faces.  When the harsh words and accusations are kept to a minimum, then the […]

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Less Than Two Hours Until Brawl Stars Ticket Giveaway Ends!

May 18, 2012

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It’s not too late! You can still enter the contest! Visit our Facebook page and “Like” us (our page, not this post) or visit our website and sign-up for FREE new-post notifications.

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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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Challenges Still Ahead for Columbus Municipal School District

May 16, 2012

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Dr. Liddell Comments Candidly After School Board Meeting The funding appropriation, as signed by the Governor, provides Mississippi Adequate Education Funding (MAEP) that is “close to level”, except for the fact that the increases to the retirement system will be passed on to MS school districts. Also, overall funding for the state’s school districts has […]

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The Real Story and the Quest for Truth

May 16, 2012

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Out of the night that covers me, Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud, Under the bludgeoning of chance My head bloody, but unbowed   Beyond this place of wrath and […]

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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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Columbus Police Department Observes Police Week

May 15, 2012

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In observance of National Police Week, the Columbus Police Department will honor all fallen officers by conducting a Peace Officers Memorial Day Service/Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Columbus Police Department, 1501 Main Street, on May 15, 2012, at 11am. Light refreshments will be served, after the ceremony,  in the lobby of the police department. For […]

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Columbus City Council Meeting Agenda for May 15, 2012

May 14, 2012

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We urge all residents of the city of Columbus to attend the City Council meetings, which are held at the Columbus Municipal Complex (1501 Main Street), and begin at 5pm. Special to The Real Story                                           […]

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RE-SCHEDULED – Movies on the Mound

May 12, 2012

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The Movies of the Mound event, which had been scheduled for tonight, at Ola J. Pickett Park, in Caledonia, has been re-scheduled for next Saturday, May 19th, due to inclement weather.

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Movies on the Mound: Tooth Fairy 2

May 11, 2012

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At Week’s End for May 11, 2012

May 11, 2012

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Cooler heads prevailed at the special-called meeting of the Mayor and City Council, on May 10, 2012.  The topic was redistricting, but, unlike last month’s meeting, no fireworks or name-calling ensued.  The meeting lasted about an hour, with the focus staying on the matter at hand. Chris Watson led the meeting and professionally steered the […]

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Lowndes County Supervisors Meeting of May 7, 2012

May 9, 2012

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If everything goes according to plan, all road crew workers in Lowndes County will receive yearly drug tests and be subjected to random testing, quarterly.  Presently, employees are required to submit to testing, only if their name is selected randomly.  Concerns about the drug testing arose when District 4 Supervisor Jeff Smith mentioned the rash […]

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Special Meeting of the Columbus City Council to Address Re-districting

May 8, 2012

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We urge all citizens of Columbus to attend this very important meeting of the Columbus City Council. Special to The Real Story

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May 2, 2012 Print Edition Now Available On-line!

May 8, 2012

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That’s right! The May 2, 2012 print edition is now available on-line! Just click the “May 2, 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 May 7, 2012

May 7, 2012

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Election Season Must Have Begun – The May 1, 2012 Columbus City Council Meeting  The May 1 meeting of the Columbus City Council was, on the surface, refreshingly boring. Of course, the Council plodded through the mundane minutiae of city government, with approval of various items and little or no discussion. Seasoned observers of Friendly […]

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