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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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J.Short in the Film Room: Maroon-White Game – Quay Evans and Denico Autry

April 25, 2012

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Initial Analysis Mississippi State fans are very excited about the potential of the headliners of the 2012 class – Denico Autry and Quay Evans. They both had solid spring games. I decided to go back and dissect each of their performances. Quay Evans  Maroon-White Stats: 6 tackles/3 tackles for loss/3 sacks Highlights * Evans was […]

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Pssst…Do you Wanna Know a Secret?

April 25, 2012

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Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in our April 18, 2012 Print Edition. In what was one of the most bizarre twists in local politics, this week, the Columbus Police Department saw fit to shoot an individual and not notify the community or the media.  That’s right, campers – someone just got shot by […]

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J.Short In The Film Room: Maroon-White Game – Offensive Line

April 24, 2012

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Initial Analysis The status of the offensive line was the biggest concern amongst the fans, before the spring game. The game has come and gone. So, I decided to breakdown the tape of the offensive line and see how they performed. I concluded my study and have decided to discuss the top performers: Blaine Clausell, […]

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J.Short in the Film Room: Maroon-White Game

April 23, 2012

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Quarterbacks   Initial Analysis  The quarterback position was the biggest topic of conversation throughout the spring. Everyone, including myself, wondered if Tyler Russell would take control of the position and separate himself from Dak Prescott. Well he did just that in the Maroon-White game, on Saturday. I decided to break down Russell and Prescott’s performances to […]

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Lowndes County Board of Supervisors Meeting Agenda for April 25, 2012 – Special Meeting

April 23, 2012

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We urge all citizens of Lowndes County to attend these meetings, which are held at the Lowndes County Courthouse, 505 2nd Avenue North. Note: This is a specially called meeting, which begins at a special time – 8:30am.

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Monday Morning Water Cooler Talk for April 23, 2012

April 23, 2012

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See #5 Today’s lesson, boys and girls, is about meeting etiquette.  As the months have progressed, The Real Story has witnessed Robert’s Rules of Order being bludgeoned, on more than one occasion.  So, here are some simple instructions from the website http://www.robertsrules.org/: Guidelines Obtain the floor (the right to speak) by being the first to […]

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Maroon-White Game Review

April 22, 2012

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Instant Analysis The spring game is the fans’ first chance to see how good their team will be, in the upcoming season. Many people wanted to see if the offense would finally show the explosiveness that it has lacked, during the first three years of the Mullen era. The offense didn’t disappoint them, as Tyler […]

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Maroon-White Game Preview

April 21, 2012

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Initial Spring Game Outlook The Mississippi State Bulldogs went into their 4th spring under Dan Mullen looking to answer a few questions and fill some holes. They have shown steady improvement, during that time. There were steps made toward accomplishing their goals, over the past few weeks. Several positions are still up for grabs, and […]

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At Week’s End for April 20, 2012

April 20, 2012

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Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain Often, what is seen is not reality.  And, Tuesday’s City Council Meeting may have been one of the better examples of this principle.  While it would be easy to say that the meeting was calm – with just a few hiccups – that would be a […]

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Jason Jones Receives Chucky Mullins Courage Award

April 19, 2012

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Ole Miss senior defensive end Jason Jones was named the 23rd recipient of the Chucky Mullins Courage Award, Thursday. He will wear Mullins’ No. 38 jersey throughout the 2012 season. The award, sponsored by Phi Beta Sigma fraternity, honors the late Chucky Mullins, whose Ole Miss career came to an end, during the 1989 Homecoming […]

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Rebels Hold Final Practice Before BancorpSouth Grove Bowl

April 19, 2012

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The Ole Miss Football team held its final practice of the spring before the BancorpSouth Grove Bowl on Saturday. The Rebels practiced Thursday in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in just helmets and shoulder pads, in preparation for the spring game, Saturday at 1 p.m.  The game will feature four 15-minute quarters, with a running clock.  Stadium gates will open […]

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The April 16, 2012 CCVB Meeting

April 19, 2012

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The April 16, 2012 Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau (CCVB) Board meeting was smoother than past gatherings, with calm and decorum reigning throughout most of the meeting.  With the exception of a slight flair-up by Bernard Buckhalter over a perceived omission in the minutes of the February Board meeting in regard to budgeting for the […]

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District 4 Water Connection Meeting Held

April 18, 2012

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The final public hearing for the residents of Frisco Road, Christian Circle, and East Railroad Drive was held on Tuesday, April 17, at The National Guard Armory, to discuss the application for a grant to receive funding for a water connection. Currently these residents use shallow wells as their water source. “It is important that […]

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Frank P. Phillips YMCA Encourages Kids to Play and Learn at Healthy Kids Day®, April 28

April 18, 2012

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On April 28, the YMCA, The Columbus Kiwanis Club, Stark Aerospace, Carl Hogan Dodge and the City of Columbus are celebrating YMCA Healthy Kids Day® with a free, community event for kids and families. Healthy Kids Day, a national initiative of the Y to improve health and well-being of kids, will take place at the […]

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Freeze Pleased With Energy at Tuesday’s Practice

April 18, 2012

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For the second time this spring, weather forced the Rebel football team indoors for practice but the change in scenery did nothing to affect the team’s intensity and energy, during practice Tuesday. The football program also held its Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day during Tuesday’s practice, with more than 75 professors and administrators on hand to watch […]

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April 18, 2012 Print Edition Now Available!

April 18, 2012

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The April 18, 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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Columbus Municipal School District Upcoming Events

April 17, 2012

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Wednesday, April 18th Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast with Entertainment by the Violin Students 8AM Cook Auditorium Lobby This is National Volunteer Appreciation Week, and Cook Elementary is hosting an appreciation breakfast for all the wonderful volunteers who give of their time and talents to work with their students.  Wednesday, April 18th ****Announcement of CMSD District Administrator […]

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Ole Miss Hoops Inks New York Forward

April 17, 2012

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Terry Brutus signed a national letter of intent to join the Ole Miss Basketball program for the 2012-13 academic year, Ole Miss Head Coach Andy Kennedy announced, on Monday. A native of Spring Valley, N.Y., Brutus rounds out the Rebels’ class of six signees, which also includes Jason Carter (Houston, Texas), Marshall Henderson (Hurst, Texas), Derrick Millinghaus (Schenectady, N.Y.), Martavious Newby (Memphis, Tenn.) […]

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The April 13, 2012 Lowndes County Board of Supervisors Meeting: Strangely Simply Complex

April 16, 2012

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The April 13, 2012 Lowndes County Board of Supervisors meeting deviated from their normally mundane routine, with the introduction of by two big issues.  County Administrator Ralph Billingsley addressed the complicated matter of the personal use of County Vehicles and District 4 Supervisor Jeff Smith tackled the tough task of paving in the Temple Cove […]

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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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Columbus-Lowndes Public Library Remembers the Victims of the Holocaust

April 13, 2012

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In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, celebrated across the world, the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library will be hosting several events on April 16th from 4:00-5:30pm in the Meeting Room of the Chebie G. Bateman building. This year’s theme is Choosing to Act: Stories of Rescue. In keeping with this theme, the library’s events will include a […]

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Columbus City Council Meeting Agenda for April 17, 2012

April 12, 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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Lowndes County Board of Supervisors Meeting Agenda for April 13, 2012

April 12, 2012

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We urge all citizens of Lowndes County to attend these meetings, which are held at the Lowndes County Courthouse, 505 2nd Avenue North. Special to The Real Story

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When 13 Minutes is Too Long–The April 11, 2012 Specially-Called Meeting CCVB Board Meeting

April 12, 2012

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“…I may make you feel, but I can’t make you think…” – Jethro Tull In what had to be a Columbus Convention & Visitors Bureau (CCVB) record, the Board met for 13 minutes to approve additional funding for the upcoming festival season.  Over $26,000 was added to the grant program, which benefits special events that […]

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Statewide Destination ImagiNation Tournament to be Held in Columbus

April 12, 2012

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The state Destination ImagiNation Tournament will take place this Saturday, April 14, from 10:30am to 3:00pm. The event will be held at Columbus High School, located at 215 Hemlock Street, in Columbus. Destination ImagiNation, a creative problem solving and critical thinking program that teaches teamwork and innovation, helps give students a competitive advantage in the […]

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Local Boutique Named One of “10 Great Places…”

April 11, 2012

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Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in our April 4, 2012 print edition. When do you plan for the future, by looking to the past?  What type of business epitomizes the saying “Everything old is new, again”? When the business in question is a vintage clothing boutique! The Attic, Columbus’ only boutique dealing exclusively […]

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Defense Rules Ole Miss’ Tuesday Practice Session

April 11, 2012

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On a gorgeous Tuesday afternoon in Oxford, the Rebels’ defense was setting the tone during the Ole Miss Football team’s two-hour practice session, on the practice fields adjacent to Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. “I love what (Defensive Coordinator) Dave (Wommack) and his staff are doing over there,” said Head Coach Hugh Freeze, who calls himself an offensive […]

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Ray Completes Staff with Hiring Of Gordon

April 11, 2012

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With the hiring of Adam Gordon on Tuesday, Rick Ray’s staff at Mississippi State is now complete. Gordon, who spent the past season on B.J. Hill’s staff at Northern Colorado, will have the title of Director of Operations. Prior to his time at Northern Colorado, he was a graduate assistant at Clemson for three years, […]

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Words & Music: An Evening of Spoken Word and Songs

April 11, 2012

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Check out this cool and FREE event! Special to The Real Story

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