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At Week’s End For Nov. 2, 2012

November 2, 2012

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Brislin Leaving Main Street Columbus In A Strong Position Amber Brislin has a lot to do before vacating her recently resigned position as director of Main Street Columbus. “I am currently working on all of the holiday events, to make sure these events go off without a hitch,” she explained Friday. “I’ve even started meetings, […]

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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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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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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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At Week’s End for January 27, 2012

January 27, 2012

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Who would have thought it? The little paper that could, did it… Today’s article is going to be short, but the phones are ringing off the hook — and I couldn’t be happier. My staff and I are taking care of a ton of business. Next week, I will be able to again resume writing the […]

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LINK Newcomer Committee to Host Welcome Event on February 2nd

January 19, 2012

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COLUMBUS, Miss. – The Newcomer Committee at the Columbus-Lowndes Development LINK invites all new residents of Columbus and Lowndes County to a Welcome event February 2, from 5:30 – 6 p.m., at the Rozensweig Arts Center in Downtown Columbus. Along with representatives from the LINK and CVB, the event will feature ambassadors from various community […]

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One Week and Counting

January 18, 2012

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The Real Story will be in a store near you in seven short days. That’s right. What started as a little webzine on October 19, 2011, has turned into a full-fledged paper. With that in mind, stand by for updates over the next week about sale locations, advertising, and subscription rates. If you have an […]

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Consumer Corner – January 16, 2012

January 16, 2012

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CONSUMER CORNER by Mo & No-Mo OBSERVATION: As the crime grows in our communities, have you noticed that our police department is reporting less and less of what is going on in our little town? What happened to transparency? What do they have to hide, or what are they ashamed of? Only through visibility, openness […]

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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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Reggie Kelly Aims To Start A Legacy

January 10, 2012

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We have all heard the horror stories about former athletes struggling financially after their playing days have concluded; however, there are some athletes who are smart enough to make the correct moves to ensure long-term success. One player that fits the latter description is former Mississippi State Bulldog and current Atlanta Falcon, Reggie Kelly. Kelly […]

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Monday Morning Water Cooler Talk for January 9, 2012 – The Real Story is Coming to Print!

January 9, 2012

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On January 25, 2012, there will be a new newspaper in town. The Real Story is going into print and coming to a store near you. As time progresses, we will make subscriptions available, and our paper can be delivered to your mailbox. The first order of business will be starting our marketing campaign this […]

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A Message from Cooper’s Closet

January 7, 2012

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I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season! If you’re like me, it’s time to start de-cluttering and making room for all of the new toys that made their way into your house during the holidays! With the new year in full swing, you have probably completed your children’s winter wardrobe and are ready to start […]

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Consumer Corner – January 2, 2012

January 2, 2012

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CONSUMER CORNER by Mo & No-Mo OBSERVATION: You know, there are businesses out there that you can tell just by the way they treat people that they love what they do. Yes, they have this business to make money, but they have found a way to do this while respecting the customer and showing kindness […]

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Bann Thai Celebrates One Year!

December 29, 2011

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Bann Thai celebrated one year at their 2212 Military Road location on December 28. The owners celebrated their achievement with their Thai and Sushi Restaurant guests on Wednesday. Kudos to owners Praphai Manning, Lloyd Chanachai and Bee Pitcha Kosa! Joseph St. John

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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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Monday Morning Water Cooler Talk for December 26, 2011

December 26, 2011

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The presents are unwrapped, and the food is all eaten (well, most of it)… but Christmas is still on everyone’s mind. Many people are off work or school today, and others are just staggering back to the grind knowing that the New Year is just around the corner. 2012 is barreling upon us like a […]

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Consumer Corner – December 19, 2011

December 19, 2011

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CONSUMER CORNER by Mo & No-Mo OBSERVATION: Our observation this holiday season comes on a sad note. Over the last couple of weeks, we have opened our ears to listen what was said around us, and we have been doing a lot of visiting. Sadly, we want to report that the one thing we are […]

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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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Consumer Corner – December 12, 2011

December 12, 2011

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CONSUMER CORNER by Mo & No-Mo OBSERVATION: Shame on the City of Columbus for not being more hospitable to the two gentlemen who came into town to be interviewed for the job of Police Chief. These men came into town on Wednesday, and the only kindness they were shown from this town was for the […]

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Consumer Corner – December 5, 2011

December 5, 2011

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CONSUMER CORNER by Mo & No-Mo OBSERVATION: I have noticed that over the last week, traffic has increased greatly. Please drive with care and watch out for others. OBSERVATION: During this time of parties and celebrations we ask that you count your blessings, then look around and see if you can find one person to […]

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Consumer Corner – November 28, 2011

November 28, 2011

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CONSUMER CORNER by Mo & No-Mo Wow, what a happy and blessed Thanksgiving this has been. During this time of uncertainty and unrest in our country we have been given an opportunity to find the joy and comfort in friends and family this holiday season. We hope you are as blessed throughout this holiday season […]

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Consumer Corner – November 21, 2011

November 21, 2011

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CONSUMER CORNER By Mo & No-Mo OBSERVATION: Have you noticed that, as it gets closer to Thanksgiving, the sale papers are increasing in volume daily…arriving by mail, papers and E-mail notices? The retailers seem to be trying to outdo each other. Makes you wonder if “Black Friday” is going to be the best one in […]

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Consumer Corner – November 14, 2011

November 14, 2011

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CONSUMER CORNER By Mo & No-Mo Before I get started with this week’s report, I have a couple of observations I would like to mention: OBSERVATION: Has anybody else noticed that Wal-Mart’s shelves are getting emptier with each passing day? They are taking the merchandise they do have and spreading it out on shelves, then […]

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PUBLIC AUCTION

November 13, 2011

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Time: November 19, 10:30am Preview: Day of Sale, 9am Dollar Market 2118 Hwy. 45 North • Columbus Dollar Market is selling all merchandise that is not party-store related to the highest bidder. School/Office Supplies Arts & Crafts Scrap-booking Supplies Kitchen/Bath Decor Outdoor Rec Games Housewares Pet Supplies/Treats Lawn & Garden Supplies Home Electronics Tools & Home […]

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Wednesday Community Ads

November 9, 2011

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Wednesday Community Ads!   Exchange Club Fundraiser: If anybody would like to buy some Exchange Club cheese this season let me know. The 2 lb. blocks come in mild, sharp, and extra sharp and sell for $12.00 per block. the Columbus Exchange Club gives out about $10,000 a year to organizations that benefit children. The […]

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Veterans Day Announcements

November 9, 2011

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Veterans Day Discounts and Freebies (Please check to ensure your local businesses are honoring these discounts) Restaurants Abuelo’s Mexican Food – Abuelo’s offerings vary by region; be sure to call ahead to see what the discounts or freebies are included. Applebee’s – All veterans and active duty military eat free from a limited menu at […]

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Consumer Corner – November 7, 2011

November 7, 2011

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CONSUMER CORNER by Mo & No-Mo We thought it would be fun to visit two of our local eateries to see if we could find out what makes them so popular. Both establishments have a large local customer base and receive praises all around. First, we looked at Doug & Hazel’s Drive-In, on Tuscaloosa Road. […]

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Consumer Corner – October 23, 2011

October 23, 2011

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Consumer Corner by Mo and No-Mo As we go into this holiday season, we decided to take a look at two of our retailers who offer a layaway plan for our convenience. Each store has pros and cons with their plans, so we thought it would be interesting to see if one plan is more […]

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