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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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Sparks Fly As Lowndes Supervisors Meet

November 15, 2012

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The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, Nov. 5 and voted unanimously to allocate $100,000 to the construction of a second concession stand for the Columbus Soccer Complex, but District 4 Supervisor Jeff Smith took issue with the board’s failure to allocate smaller amounts to projects in his district. Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority Executive […]

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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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History of Veterans Day

November 11, 2012

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World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” – officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations […]

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Veterans Day Parade 2012

November 10, 2012

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Enjoy the sights of today’s Veterans Day Parade in Downtown Columbus!

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Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony

November 9, 2012

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Hope everyone will come out for our Veterans! Thank you, Cherie McGuff

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At Week’s End for Nov. 9, 2012 – A Thought For Veterans Day

November 9, 2012

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A Thought For Veterans Day Sunday 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 […]

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Obama Wins – What Are Your Thoughts?

November 7, 2012

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In what must be a great disappointment to many conservatives, President Barack Obama was re-elected as President of the United States. What many thought would be an all-nighter, ended at 10:19 p.m. CST. It was close, but not as close as many had guessed it would be. Whether you are a conservative or a liberal, […]

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Share Your Thoughts On The Presidential Election – One More Day to Go!!!!!

November 5, 2012

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While The Real Story will not be endorsing a candidate for President, we would like to know what you think. Who do you think will win? Who are you supporting? Share your opinions on this whole election process. So Let it RIP!  And take the time to read….http://realstorypublishing.com/2012/11/05/monday-morning-water-cooler-talk-for-nov-5-2012/

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Share Your Thoughts On The Presidential Election – Update

November 4, 2012

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      While The Real Story will not be endorsing a candidate for President, we would like to know what you think. Who do you think will win? Who are you supporting? Share your opinions on this whole election process. It’s not too late to share your thoughts! RSP

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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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A Special Plea For Baby Girl Gregg

October 1, 2012

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  The thought of death or illness is never pleasant. It is a constant reminder that life is not always the predictable little box we want it to be. Life can be and often is scary. In my 27 years of law enforcement, I can recall numerous experiences when a person left for a routine […]

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Monday Morning Water Cooler Talk for Sept. 24, 2012

September 24, 2012

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I’M BACK!!!!!!!! Tell me if you have heard that before. Starting today, I am back to blogging on Mondays and Fridays. So, from this day forward, you can expect to see original commentary in both “Monday Morning Water Cooler Talk” and “At Week’s End”, once again. So, to kick things off, here are some observations […]

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Monday Morning Water Cooler Talk for Sept. 17, 2012

September 17, 2012

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Beware the Thumb Let’s get this straight from the beginning – this is not an article condoning a firefighter making an insensitive Facebook post.  By this time, most of Lowndes County is aware that a firefighter has resigned after making a harsh comment on his Facebook page about his displeasure with a mother’s reaction on […]

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America Today – The Response to the Middle East

September 17, 2012

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“I’m just a singer of simple songs I’m not a real political man I watch CNN but I’m not sure I can tell you the difference in Iraq and Iran” Alan Jackson, “Where Were You?” When Alan Jackson sang this song after Sept. 11, 2001, it demonstrated perfectly the naiveté that permeated America before the […]

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DARRYL WORLEY TICKET GIVEAWAY!

September 14, 2012

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We have three pairs of tickets to see Darryl Worley live in concert, this Saturday, Sept. 15, in Savannah, Tennessee and we’re GIVING THEM AWAY! What do you have to do to enter the sweepstakes? Simple –  just visit our Facebook page, at https://www.facebook.com/rspublishing, and “Like” us! The winners will be drawn from all of our […]

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Lowndes County Board of Supervisors Scheduled To Meet On Sept. 14, 2012

September 13, 2012

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We urge all citizens of Lowndes County to attend this meeting, which will be held at the Lowndes County Courthouse (505 2nd Avenue North).   Special To The Real Story

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Aug. 29, 2012 Print Edition Is Now Available On-line!

September 4, 2012

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That’s right! The August 29, 2012 print edition is now available on-line! Just click the “August 29, 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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Only Seven Days Until The Stella Shouting Contest!

August 31, 2012

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August 29, 2012 Print Edition Is Now Available!

August 29, 2012

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The August 29, 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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A Few Surprises at Columbus City Council Meeting

August 8, 2012

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The shell game. Even if you’ve never witnessed it in person, you have probably seen it portrayed on TV or in the theatre. It involves, for example, three cups and a ball. The overturned cups are moved back and forth, to and fro – with the ball being underneath one of them. The problem is […]

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Monday Morning Water Cooler Talk for August 6, 2012

August 6, 2012

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A Break in the Action – It’s a Mid-Summer Night’s Dream (Maybe) News always runs in cycles and, for the most part, every daily or weekly paper has to deal with the fact that not all news cycles are created equal. It is the media’s job to report the latest breaking events and tell the […]

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July 25, 2012 Print Edition Is Now Available On-line!

July 31, 2012

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That’s right! The July 25, 2012 print edition is now available on-line! Just click the “July 25, 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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Breaking News: George Swales Resigns From CCVB Board

July 25, 2012

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We have learned that George Swales, a member of the board of directors of the Columbus Convention & Visitors Bureau, has resigned his position, effective August 15, 2012. Swales served as the CCVB’s board president, until he was succeeded by DeWitt Hicks at the board’s July 16 meeting. We will provide additional details, as they […]

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July 18, 2012 Print Edition is now Available!

July 18, 2012

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The July 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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July 11, 2012 Print Edition is now Available On-line!

July 17, 2012

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That’s right! The July 11, 2012 print edition is now available on-line! Just click the “July 11, 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 July 16, 2012

July 16, 2012

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Around and Around We Go…AGAIN! You can’t fix stupid– Ron White The problem with the arrogant is that they never grasp the concept that everyone knows that they are foolish. Their view of themselves is so grandiose, that they strut in public like proud peacocks, when, in reality, the world sees them like the poor […]

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July 4, 2012 Print Edition is Now Available On-line!

July 10, 2012

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That’s right! The July 4, 2012 print edition is now available on-line! Just click the “July 4, 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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