Apr 23

FACEBOOK AND HARRY REID by Tom Darby

Senator Harry Reid is getting slammed on his public Facebook page, following statements made about the Bureau of Land Management’s handling of Cliven Bundy’s Ranch.  Reid, who is tied to at least two financial interests in the BLM’s action against Read more [...]

Apr 23

Abby In the City: The Black, White, and Gold Trio

Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to Abby In the City! Oh, my! Can you believe it—April is almost over! Where has the time gone…phew! That’s a question I could answer in a lot of ways…I could talk about how busy I have been lately, but I’d Read more [...]

Apr 23

DOLLARS AND SENSE—Harsh Winter Means More Work in Spring

Many parts of the country have experienced a bad winter, with snow, ice and below-average temperatures. You might have more to do now than you would during an average spring. How does the outside of your house look? Snow, wind and ice likely have taken Read more [...]

Apr 23

NOW HERE’S A TIP By JoAnn Derson

Need a quick fix for tarnished brass? Look in your fridge. Ketchup, applied liberally then buffed off, will remove tarnish in a pinch. Cut a paper grocery bag open and then cut it to fit the top of your refrigerator. It will catch dust and kitchen Read more [...]

Apr 23

BOOKS —”Dark Eden”

“Dark Eden” by Chris Beckett (Broadway Books, $15) Reviewed by Ealish Waddell The Family lives on a planet of darkness, where the only light comes from the warm luminescence of the native plants and animals, and the untouchable glow of Read more [...]

Apr 22

A Slice of Americana: I am a Hostess

I work as a Hostess in a local chain restaurant. There were seven of us working last night. Seven sounds like a lot of people doing one job. If someone had made this comment to me before I started this job, I might have agreed with them. Seven was really Read more [...]

Apr 22

MORE LAND GRABBING AND ROUND UPS by Tom Darby

The Laney Cattle Company in New Mexico has used public lands for grazing since 1883 and in 1986; the adjacent Diamond Bar Ranch was acquired by the Laney family. Now the US Forest Service says they’re no longer entitled to do so, and has posted Read more [...]

Apr 22

Political Cartoons for April 22, 2014

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Apr 22

THE RICH LOWRY COLUMN—The Equal-Pay Canard

To paraphrase the line often attributed to Mark Twain, there are lies, damn lies and the “equal pay” statistic. The factoid that women earn only 77 cents of every dollar earned by men is the focal point of a feminist cargo cult. It has its own movement Read more [...]

Apr 22

COLLECTING By Larry Cox

Cast-Iron Bank  Q: I have a cast-iron bank that has been in my family for more than a century. It is a Monkey and Coconut bank. When a coin is placed in the monkey’s paw and a lever pressed, the coconut opens and the coin drops into it as the monkey’s Read more [...]

Apr 22

MOMENTS IN TIME The History Channel

On May 10, 1749, the 10th and final volume of Henry Fielding’s novel “Tom Jones” is printed. The serialized novel told the humorous story of the attempts of the illegitimate but charming Tom Jones to win his neighbor’s daughter. On May 5, 1904, Boston Read more [...]

Apr 21

Piano faculty to perform duo recital in Poindexter Hall

A duo piano recital, titled “Touring the World,” by music professors Dr. Julia Mortyakova and Dr. Valentin Bogdan will feature pieces from various eras and geographical regions. The concert is set for Friday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the Connie Read more [...]

Apr 21

Reid Labels Bundy Supporters ‘Terrorists’

After the federal Bureau of Land Management agents backed down at the Cliven Bundy Ranch last weekend, ample evidence has surfaced indicating the standoff between the government and the Nevada ranching family is far from over. Throughout the weeklong Read more [...]

Apr 21

TOP TEN MOVIES

1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (PG-13) Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson 2. Rio 2 (G) animated 3. Oculus (R) Karen Gillan, Brenton Thwaites 4. Draft Day (PG-13) Kevin Costner, Chadwick Boseman 5. Divergent (PG-13) Shailene Woodley, Theo Read more [...]

Apr 21

TRIVIA TEST By Fifi Rodriguez

1. MYTHOLOGY: In Norse mythology, what is the name of the mischievous god who likes to play tricks? 2. GEOGRAPHY: Where is the island nation of Nauru located? 3. CHEMISTRY: What is the symbol for the element sulfur? 4. TRANSPORTATION: What is Read more [...]

Apr 21

STRANGE BUT TRUE by Samantha Weaver

It was noted Democratic politician Adlai Stevenson who made the following sage observation: “In America, anybody can be president. That’s one of the risks you take.” You might be surprised to learn that notorious FBI director J. Edgar Hoover at one Read more [...]

Apr 20

WELCOME TO THE WAY BACK HOME

WELCOME TO THE WAY BACK HOME Welcome to the way back home Welcome to a soft afternoon’s rain Did you see the heartache? Did you see my back break? Did you see the blood race down my swollen face? And did you see the glory? Did Read more [...]

Apr 20

The Resurrection of Jesus X 4

There is no greater story than the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  It is the story that means the most to all Christians.  It is the story of a wonderful redeemer, who loved mankind enough to die for us. The authors hope that while you read this book Read more [...]

Apr 20

Sunday Bible Time

BIBLE TRIVIA by Wilson Casey 1. Is the book of Lazarus in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. From Job 40:15-24, what animal is so named that some believe it to be a dinosaur? Tygimoloch, Levaraptor, Memphian, Behemoth? 3. Who was stoned, Read more [...]

Apr 20

Sunday Comics—April 20, 2014

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Apr 20

POPEYE

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Apr 20

Play Better Golf with Jack Nicklaus

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Apr 20

The Garden Bug

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Apr 19

Carley Ann Smith Excels at Defuniak Springs, Florida Meet

Real Media contributor and model, Carley Smith, had her best meet yet on Saturday, April 12 in Defuniak Springs, Florida. She hit a personal record on squats hitting a 270 pound squat; this broke her own APA world record of 231 pounds. She bench pressed Read more [...]

Apr 19

Political Cartoons for April 19, 2014

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Apr 19

Hocus—Focus for April 19, 2014

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Apr 19

TO YOUR GOOD HEALTH By Keith Roach, M.D.—Age Doesn’t Rule Out Prostate Surgery

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 88 years old and in good health except for a small stroke I had a year ago with no lingering deficiencies. I have had an enlarged prostate for most of my adult life, but a biopsy showed no cancer. I have had problems with urgency. Read more [...]

Apr 19

DONNA’S DAY: CREATIVE FAMILY FUN—Blooming Baskets Herald May Day

Blooming Baskets Herald May Day Welcome the month of May with the old tradition of giving colorful May Day baskets. Making and filling them is half the fun. The other half is the excitement of hanging them on unsuspecting friends’ doorsteps, ringing Read more [...]

Apr 18

Enjoy Good Friday Even If Your Friday is No Good

It seems as time goes by the concept of what it means to be an American changes with an ebb and flow of an ever-shifting tide.  Ask any person and they will give you a different answer on what it means to live in the USA.  There are pros and cons Read more [...]

Apr 18

​Gunning for Your Guns by Tom Darby

Recently I posted through several social media outlets:  “After what happened in Bunkerville, Nevada this weekend, expected an all-out Progressive assault on the Second Amendment and your guns.” This was in reference to the Bundy/Bureau Read more [...]

Apr 18

Passport to Wellness Campaign Kick Off

The Passport to Wellness campaign will kick off in May with the  Market Street “Splash of Color” 5K Walk/Run at the Riverwalk on May 3 at 8 a.m. Participants will be splashed with color as they run or walk the 5K course. Registration before April Read more [...]

Apr 18

EMCC BAND TO HOLD AUDITIONS AT GOLDEN TRIANGLE CAMPUS

Auditions for East Mississippi Community College’s Mighty Lion Band will be held at the Golden Triangle campus on Saturday, April 26, at 9 a.m.  All students trying out should register online. Go to the homepage at www.eastms.edu and look for the Read more [...]

Apr 18

Upcoming Events at Baptist Golden Triangle

A Blood Drive will be held Friday, May 2, 11a-5p, Conference Center, Outpatient Pavilion at Baptist Golden Triangle. You may give blood three times a year. Register on-line at www.bloodhero.com, sponsor code: baptistgt. CPR Classes are offered at Read more [...]

Apr 18

VETERANS POST—Semper Fi Fund

Grab your checkbook. I hope by the time you finish reading this, you’ll be ready to cut a check to the Semper Fi Fund. In spite of the name, SFF helps post-9/11 veterans from all the services. They cover family support, adaptive housing and transportation, Read more [...]

Apr 18

THIS IS A HAMMER—Drywall Repair

Q: I know you’ve covered this many times before, but my two sons were chasing each other and one of them crashed into his bedroom wall and left a big dent and crack in the wallboard! He’s OK, but how do I deal with such a big damaged area? — Sara in Read more [...]

Apr 17

​A Purge is a Holocaust by Any Other Name by Tom Darby

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There is another Holocaust coming, I fear and it seems the current administration will do nothing to stop it. This is something I predicted shortly after President Obama was reelected. It caused one hell of a fight between me and a friend that I used Read more [...]

Apr 17

The Case For and Against Social Media

We’re all using social media. I’m actually surprised when I know someone who doesn’t have a Facebook account. Then, there’s Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and I’m sure I’m forgetting something. I have a Facebook and a Twitter that I never use, Read more [...]

Apr 17

One Dead and Human Shields by Tom Darby

Two Bureau of Land Management rangers were placed on routine administrative leave in February of this year after a man was shot and killed on State Route 159 near Calico Basin, east of the Las Vegas Strip after he reportedly threatened to shoot the rangers. In Read more [...]

Apr 17

Writers and Photographers Wanted

Do you have a talent for writing or photography – or both? If so, we would like to speak with you! Real Media is looking for individuals who can write on topics that may be of interest to our readers. We would also like to speak with photographers Read more [...]

Apr 17

Political Cartoons for April 17, 2014

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Apr 17

THE KITCHEN DIVA—A Family Business Cast in Iron

Cast-iron skillets, pots and Dutch ovens are enjoying a surge in popularity among cookware users all across America, and no wonder: It’s inexpensive, long lasting, eco-friendly, sustainable, versatile and healthy! Cast iron is no longer just for the camper Read more [...]

Apr 17

SENIOR NEWS LINE—Break Out the Steak

For years we’ve been told to focus on plant-based proteins (beans, for example) rather than meats and cheeses from animal-based proteins. Now all that may change — depending on our age. Two studies, released within a week of each other, concur: In Read more [...]

Apr 17

PAW’S CORNER—Bird-Watching 101

DEAR PAW’S CORNER: With a couple of family members already heavily into it, I’m interested in becoming a bird-watcher too — if only to have something interesting to talk about at holiday dinners. I thought it would be easy, but even just bird-watching Read more [...]

Apr 16

CONTRACT BRIDGE by Steve Becker

THE BREAD-AND-BUTTER HANDS     NORTH [S]   7 4 [H]   8 6 5 3 [D]   A J 7 [C]   J 5 4 2 WEST [S]   2 [H]   J 10 4 2 [D]   9 6 5 3 [C]   K Q 10 9 EAST [S]   Q J 6 5 [H]   Q 7 [D]   Read more [...]

Apr 16

Is, Was, God Dead In America? by Greg Allen

Thinkin’ Out Loud Someone recently told me about a movie titled “God’s Not Dead.”  It stars Kevin Sorbo of Hercules fame, Dean Cain of Superman fame, and Willie Robertson of Duck Dynasty.  After I looked up the synopsis and read the critical Read more [...]

Apr 16

Abby In the City: I Am Finally Moved…& Finally Found my Laptop Charger

Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to Abby In the City! I am so sorry I have been away for so long, readers! I have spent the past few weeks moving in and working on my new apartment; and I have spent the past few days fumbling through boxes in search Read more [...]

Apr 16

John Longmire And Civitan: A Perfect Match

In this installment of “Quiet Heroes,” we recognize John Longmire, a man of many talents and interests, who nonetheless always makes time to improve the lives of others. Longmire, a native of California, came to Columbus in 1995, when he was posted Read more [...]

Apr 16

Highlights from the Dance Xpress Show on April 12, 2014 at New Hope

Highlights from the Dance Xpress Show All Photo Credit:  Scott Oglesby / Foto-1     Read more [...]

Apr 16

DOLLARS AND SENSE—Creative Scams

ScamBusters has exposed a wide variety of the latest scams. While it might be entertaining to think about the cons that scammers come up with, remember … older Americans alone are bilked out of almost $3 billion a year. Fake Pregnancy Need to Read more [...]

Apr 16

A SPORTING VIEW—Count on Calipari

Four Elite Eights, three Final Fours, one runner-up and one national title in five seasons at Kentucky (and one epic NIT loss), it’s safe to say that John Calipari’s legacy is secure in the annals of basketball history. After a thrilling season and Read more [...]

Apr 16

NOW HERE’S A TIP By JoAnn Derson

Yard sale, tag sale, garage sale … whatever you call it, if you do it right, you can walk away with a decluttered home and a nifty bit of cash, too. Here’s my tip: Advertise, advertise, advertise — on local message boards and websites, as well as using Read more [...]

Apr 15

Red Cross Opens Emergency Aid Station in Gautier

Red Cross workers are on the ground today assisting residents of the Santa Maria RV Park in Gautier, MS affected by the strong storms that tore through the park Monday night. A Red Cross emergency aid station has been set up in the park located at 5800 Read more [...]

Apr 15

REID SAYS BLM LAND-GRAB NOT OVER by Tom Darby

Nevada’s senior Senator, Harry Reid was in Reno, Monday speaking on the future of education and immigration reform in the state. Afterwards, he spoke to Reno’s KRNV News 4′s Samantha Boatman about his take on Cliven Bundy verses the Bureau of Land Read more [...]

Apr 15

American Red Cross—Veterans Job and Resource Fair

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Apr 15

THE RICH LOWRY COLUMN—The First Amendment Is Such a Nuisance

Every time the Supreme Court rules in favor of the First Amendment in a campaign-finance case, the left recoils in disgust. The court’s 5-4 decision in McCutcheon v. FEC is the latest occasion for the rending of garments and gnashing of teeth. The Read more [...]

Apr 15

EMCC HOSTS CREATIVE WRITING CONFERENCE, SWEEPS POETRY CATEGORY

East Mississippi Community College hosted the state community college creative writing conference this year and won all the poetry awards. We’ll call that poetic justice. The Mississippi Community College Creative Writing Association 2014 annual Read more [...]

Apr 15

COLLECTING By Larry Cox

Casino Ashtrays  Q: I have several ashtrays from Las Vegas casinos that no longer exist. I especially like one from the old Flamingo. Keep or toss? — Fred, Howell, Mich. A: Ashtrays have become popular with collectors in recent years. The ones Read more [...]

Apr 15

MOMENTS IN TIME—The History Channel

On April 30, 1888, a hailstorm devastates the farming town of Moradabad, India, killing 230 people and thousands of farm animals. Most of the victims died instantly when hail the size of oranges rained down from the sky, striking them. On April 28, Read more [...]

Apr 15

Highlights from April 12, 2014 at Columbus Speedway

Highlights from April 12, 2014 at Columbus Speedway       Photo Credit: Scott Oglesby / Foto-1     Read more [...]

Apr 14

Lowndes County Board Of Supervisors Meeting Agenda For April 15, 2014 (Updated)

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We encourage all citizens of Lowndes County to attend this meeting of the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors, which will be held at the Lowndes County Courthouse (205 2nd Avenue North), and which will begin at 9 a.m. Read more [...]

Apr 14

Political Cartoon for April 14, 2014—Just in Time

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Apr 14

Lowndes County Board Of Supervisors Meeting Agenda For April 15, 2014

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We encourage all citizens of Lowndes County to attend this meeting of the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors, which will be held at the Lowndes County Courthouse (205 2nd Avenue North), and which will begin at 9 a.m. Read more [...]

Apr 14

EMCC INDUCTS 37 INTO NATIONAL TECHNICAL HONOR SOCIETY

East Mississippi Community College inducted 37 students into the National Technical Honor Society April 10 at its Golden Triangle campus. NTHS is a nationwide organization which recognizes excellence in community college career-technical programs. Read more [...]

Apr 14

Monday Morning Water Cooler Talk: You Will Only Hear it on the Internet

In 1970, Gil Scott-Heron released the song, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised.”   The song’s strong pro-“Civil Rights” message was laced with references that the Main Stream Media (MSM) would not cover the struggles that were occurring Read more [...]

Apr 14

NEVADA’S MODERN RANGE WAR by Tom Darby

Nevada’s Gold Butte is rich in history. Three separate American Indian cultures are known to have settled in the area; their petroglyph carvings, etched into the rocky hillsides. Mormon families settled the Bunkerville area in 1877 and Cliven Bundy’s Read more [...]

Apr 14

TOP TEN MOVIES

1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (PG-13) Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson 2. Noah (PG-13) Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly 3. Divergent (PG-13) Shailene Woodley, Theo James 4. God’s Not Dead (PG) Shane Harper, Kevin Sorbo 5. Muppets Most Read more [...]

Apr 14

TRIVIA TEST By Fifi Rodriguez

1. SCIENCE: What is another word for molten rock below the Earth’s surface? 2. ANIMAL KINGDOM: How many toes does a hippopotamus have? 3. MEASUREMENTS: How many miles are run in a 5K (kilometer) footrace? 4. GEOGRAPHY: Where is the Ionian Sea? 5. Read more [...]

Apr 14

STRANGE BUT TRUE by Samantha Weaver

It was physicist Albert Einstein who made the following sage observation: “Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from that of their social environment.” Unlike humans, birds see everything in focus all the time. You Read more [...]

Apr 13

Sunday Bible Time

BIBLE TRIVIA  by Wilson Casey 1. Is the book of Galatians in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. From Psalm 91, without fear the man who trusts God can trample upon the lion and the … ? Heathen, Locusts, Cobra (Adder), Lice 3. In Read more [...]

Apr 13

Sunday Comics—April 13, 2014

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Apr 13

Play Better Golf with Jack Nicklaus

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Apr 13

Popeye

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Apr 13

American Red Cross—Veterans Job and Resource Fair

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Apr 13

EMCC GOLDEN TRIANGLE CAMPUS HOLDS AWARDS DAY

Hope was alive and well Thursday as East Mississippi Community College held its annual Awards Day at the Golden Triangle campus. Speaking to the assembled student award recipients, family members and EMCC faculty, EMCC Vice President for Instruction Read more [...]

Apr 13

The Garden Bug

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Apr 12

Red Cross Emergency Aid Stations Open in Covington, Jones

Jones County and Covington County residents affected by the severe weather earlier this week are encouraged to visit one of two American Red Cross emergency aid stations open today until 4 p.m. at 22 Mason Street, Laurel, MS, and at the Hot Coffee Community Read more [...]

Apr 12

TO YOUR GOOD HEALTH—Paget’s Disease: Bone Building Gone Wild

DEAR DR. ROACH: For several years, when I have had blood drawn it has shown an elevation in the alkaline phosphatase. It has been as high as 377 in recent tests. I have had the test to see if it was from the liver, but it was all right. I recently had Read more [...]

Apr 12

Political Cartoons—April 12, 2014

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Apr 12

DONNA’S DAY: CREATIVE FAMILY FUN By Donna Erickson

Food Scraps Grow in Saucer Garden When you think about gardening and preschoolers, a spindly bean sprout emerging from a half-pint cardboard milk carton might come to mind. Every child deserves to be initiated into a “green thumb society” with this Read more [...]

Apr 12

HOCUS—FOCUS

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Apr 12

MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL CITY OF COLUMBUS, MS APRIL 15, 2014 5:00 P.M.

We encourage all citizens of Columbus to attend this meeting of the Columbus City Council, which will be held at the Columbus Municipal Complex (1501 Main Street), and which will begin at 5 p.m.   Read more [...]

Apr 12

Symposium to Showcase Research by New Faculty

Mississippi University for Women will give the academic community an opportunity to welcome and celebrate new faculty members as they present their area of research at the Provost New Faculty Symposium Monday April 14, at 6 p.m. in the Kossen Auditorium, Read more [...]

Apr 12

Blues Go Green with Various Events to Celebrate Earth Day

Mississippi University for Women has organized multiple events in conjunction with Earth Day to support the university’s sustainability initiatives and promote green living. “Earth Day is a day set aside to educate all about sustainability. Many Read more [...]

Apr 11

Red Cross Emergency Aid Station Open in Hot Coffee, Miss.

Covington County residents affected by Monday’s EF-2 tornado are encouraged to visit the American Red Cross emergency aid station open today until 4 p.m. at the Hot Coffee Community Center located at 1859 Highway 532, Mount Olive, MS 39119. Trained Read more [...]

Apr 11

Conspiracy Theory Friday—UFO in Columbus

Starting today, we are going to have Conspiracy Theory Friday. Today’s article is from the Rex and Mojo Show’s archives.   So—What do you think??  On the March 8, 2013 episode of the Real Story Radio show, Rex and Mojo had special guest Ron Parlato Read more [...]

Apr 11

Perspectives: Money Talks – It’s What Makes Us American

A lot of ‘progressive’ angst has been expressed about the recent Supreme Court McCutcheon ruling which will result in a more open and fair campaign financing.  It shakes the foundations of incumbency and reduces the chicanery which characterizes Read more [...]

Apr 11

VETERANS POST—The Long Arm of the VAOIG

The Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General (VAOIG) has, as usual, been busy investigating allegations of wrongdoing in the VA. Here are some recent highlights: A Pennsylvania man, head of a veterans support group, defrauded the Read more [...]

Apr 11

EMCC BAND TO PLAY FIRST CONCERT AT GOLDEN TRIANGLE CAMPUS

The time has never been better for the Mighty Lion Band to come to the Golden Triangle. East Mississippi Community College’s band will play its first public concert at the Golden Triangle campus April 17 at 7 p.m. The free, hour-long performance Read more [...]

Apr 11

THIS IS A HAMMER—Faulty Faucet Causes Homeowner Headache

Q: We self-installed a kitchen faucet last year, an expensive single-lever unit with a faucet that curves up several inches high so that there’s plenty of room for pots and pans underneath. For several weeks now, whenever I turn off the water, a thin Read more [...]

Apr 11

Red Cross ‘Boots on the Ground’ Help Miss. Counties Affected by Tornado, Flooding

More than 50 American Red Cross disaster workers are still serving as “boots on the ground,” helping Mississippians affected by this week’s severe weather events. “Red Cross volunteers and staff continue to work with our community and government Read more [...]

Apr 10

Here are the Winners from April 5, 2014 at Magnolia Motor Speedway

Check out these images from Magnolia Speedway’ in Columbus, Miss. Credit For All Photos: Scott Oglesby  

Apr 10

Posing As An Adult: It’s All a Learning Curve for Me

I am officially a single lady now. All the “T’s” have been crossed, all the “I’s” dotted, and I can now confidently check the “single” or “divorced” box on a form without the possibility that I’m misleading CVS on my rewards card Read more [...]

Apr 10

Sen. Chris McDaniel—Meet and Greet April 11, 2014

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Apr 10

Political Cartoons for April 10, 2014

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Apr 10

Sunday at the Bluff!

Sunday at the Bluff April 13 at 2 o’clock Plymouth Bluff Center 2200 Old West Point Road, Columbus “The Black Prairie 10,000 Years Ago” George Phillips Curator of Paleontology, Mississippi Museum of Natural Science No region in the entire Read more [...]

Apr 10

EMCC HOSTS NON-TRADITIONAL GENDER CAREER SYMPOSIUM

East Mississippi Community College is fighting gender stereotypes one program at a time. On the heels of February’s Women In Science and Technology conference, EMCC held a Career Symposium for Non-traditional Students April 1 at the Golden Triangle Read more [...]

Apr 10

PAW’S CORNER — Give Cats the Carrot

DEAR PAW’S CORNER: I’ve owned and trained cats most of my adult life. Regarding your recent column on keeping cats off the counter: You’re right, of course, about training cats when they’re young. But felines are smart creatures, so even an old cat can Read more [...]

Apr 09

Mississippi Red Cross Disaster Teams Helping in Tornado- Flood Damaged Communities

Disaster relief teams from the American Red Cross Mississippi Region are working in multiple counties impacted by the recent severe weather, including the tornado that touched down in Covington County and localized flooding in communities across the state. “Our Read more [...]

Apr 09

2007 Triton 20-foot Pontoon Boat For Sale

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Apr 09

Hello, Fabulouses, and Welcome back to Abby in the City

This weekend, I had the most amazing adventure EVER in North Carolina! I woke up to a beautiful sunrise at the cabin, made breakfast, climbed to the tippy top (almost *wink*) of The Blowing Rock, shopped at local stores, walked the dogs at Bass Lake, Read more [...]

Apr 09

Ken Hargett: A Real Community Volunteer

Ken Hargett was named recently as a Volunteer of the Month by the United Way of Lowndes County’s Community Volunteer Center. Hargett has been a faithful supporter of Father’s Child Ministry for many years. At first, his involvement consisted solely Read more [...]

Apr 09

THE BOB FRANKEN COLUMN—Hail to the Oafs

It’s hard to tell if Washington NFL team owner Dan Snyder has publicly embraced the desperate plight of Native Americans because he’s genuinely moved, or whether it’s a cynical crisis-management stunt by a man whose franchise is under siege because its Read more [...]

Apr 09

EMCC MANUFACTURING CAMP CATERS TO MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOLERS

A student works in a manufacturing skills class at East Mississippi Community College’s Golden Triangle campus. EMCC’s Manufacturing, Technology and Engineering Division will host Camp AMP this summer to expose middle and high school students to manufacturing methods and opportunities in the Golden Triangle area. Camp AMP begins June 2 but the registration deadline is May 2. More information can be found online at eastms.edu; visit the Workforce tab.

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Apr 09

NOW HERE’S A TIP By JoAnn Derson

Got fresh herbs? Try this drying tip/car freshener in one: Lay herbs flat on newspaper in your car. Keep windows closed, and after a nice sunny day, you’ll have a delicious-smelling car and dried herbs to store for later dishes. Ð JoAnn Raised beds Read more [...]

Apr 09

A SPORTING VIEW—Got to Get You Into My Life

If you’re like me, besides having my sincere sympathies, you are constantly bemoaning the lack of sporting endeavors in your life. By this I mean you used to play sports, competitively. Maybe you played on a team for a school or company or an organization, Read more [...]

Apr 08

Red Cross Helping Mississippians Affected by Tornado, Flooding (Updated For Today)

Disaster relief teams from the American Red Cross Mississippi Region are working in multiple counties impacted by the recent rash of severe weather, including a tornado that touched down in Covington County and localized flooding in communities across Read more [...]

Apr 08

SPECIAL MEETING THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL CITY OF COLUMBUS, MS APRIL 10, 2014 5:00 P.M.

We encourage all citizens of Columbus to attend this meeting of the Columbus City Council, which will be held at the Columbus Municipal Complex (1501 Main Street), and which will begin at 5 p.m.     Read more [...]

Apr 08

Mississippians are Wanted for this New FOX Show

Mississippians are wanted for this new FOX show. For more information and to be contacted by a producer, please send your name, phone number and email address to stjohnjb@realstorypublishing.com. FOX is waiting for you!!   Read more [...]

Apr 08

THE RICH LOWRY COLUMN—Obamacare’s Master of False Assurance

A core competency of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is issuing false assurances. An administration about-face has left the Cabinet official looking like the Baghdad Bob of American health insurance. When Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, Read more [...]

Apr 08

Red Cross Responds to Severe Weather Damage in Multiple Mississippi Counties

The American Red Cross Mississippi Region is responding to damage in multiple counties resulting from the recent severe weather including a tornado and localized flooding. The Red Cross is working with the Covington County Emergency Management Agency Read more [...]

Apr 08

COLLECTING By Larry Cox

Bozo the Clown Q: In about 1949, I received a 78-rpm record album of “Bozo at the Circus.” The album featured colorful illustrations of circus animals and two records that contained the story. I still have it and wonder if it is rare. — Jimmy, Metarie, Read more [...]

Apr 08

MOMENTS IN TIME—The History Channel

  MOMENTS IN TIME On April 27, 1667, blind poet  sells the copyright to his masterpiece “Paradise Lost” for a mere 10 pounds. Once printed, the poem was immediately hailed as a masterpiece of the English language. In 1671, he wrote “Paradise Regained,” Read more [...]

Apr 08

DOLLARS AND SENSE—Microsoft Abandons Windows XP Users

If you’ve been on the Internet for a number of years and have refused to buy the latest and greatest things that have come out, you might currently have an unsupported operating system. Specifically, on April 8, 2014, Microsoft ceased support of the Read more [...]

Apr 07

Monday Morning Water Cooler Talk – Why Do Conspiracy Theories Matter?

That’s right; I am going to take up for the Conspiracy Theory Guy.  You know him.  He is the guy you think is sitting around with aluminum foil on his head.    He is the guy most people want to avoid at the party. So why does he matter?  Read more [...]

Apr 07

Friends of the Library Book Sale

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Apr 07

STRANGE BUT TRUE by Samantha Weaver

It was Benjamin Franklin who made the following sage observation: “It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.” If you’re like 87 percent of American adults, you use the Internet. The only thing I find surprising Read more [...]

Apr 07

TOP TEN MOVIES — April 7, 2014

TOP TEN MOVIES 1. Noah (PG-13) Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly 2. Divergent (PG-13) Shailene Woodley, Theo James 3. Muppets Most Wanted (PG) Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell 4. Mr. Peabody & Sherman (PG) animated 5. God’s Not Dead (PG) Shane Read more [...]

Apr 07

TRIVIA TEST By Fifi Rodriguez

1. ANCIENT WORLD: Who was the king of Troy during the Trojan War? 2. MEDICAL TERMS: What is a sternutation? 3. MOVIES: What movie featured the tagline, “Eight legs, two fangs and an attitude?” 4. LITERATURE: Which one of Shakespeare’s plays features Read more [...]

Apr 06

BREAKING NEWS! COLUMBUS AIR FORCE BASE AIR SHOW TO START EARLY

COLUMBUS AIR FORCE BASE AIR SHOW TO START EARLY The Wings Over Columbus 2014 Heritage to Horizons Air Show and Open House will start earlier than planned due to forecasted rainy weather Sunday afternoon. The gates will open at 9 a.m. for the Sunday, Read more [...]

Apr 06

SENIOR NEWS LINE —Hospital Patients Risk Infection

Hospital stays can make you sick. A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention discovered that one quarter of patients in hospitals get serious infections. The study of more than 11,000 patients, reported in the New England Journal of Read more [...]

Apr 06

Sunday Bible Time

  BIBLE TRIVIA by Wilson Casey   1. Is the book of Iscariot in the Old or New Testament or neither?   2. What’s the only book of the Bible (KJV) that mentions Christ’s tomb being sealed? Matthew, Mark, Luke, John   3. Read more [...]

Apr 06

Golf with Jack Nicklaus

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Apr 06

Hocus-Focus

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Apr 06

Yes, It is Sunday and Yes, It is POPEYE!!!!

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Apr 06

Sunday Comics for April 6, 2014

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Apr 06

The W Celebrates National Public Health Month

Mississippi University for Women’s Department of Health and Kinesiology is celebrating National Public Health Week April 11-17 with a host of events and activities surrounding the theme, “Public Health: Start Here.” Dr. Martha S. Wingate will Read more [...]

Apr 05

Air Show and Open House Columbus AFB, MS

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Apr 05

Missouri Passes Bill Aimed at Nullifying Federal Gun Control Laws

Missouri’s House voted Thursday to pass a scaled-back version of gun rights legislation that wouldn’t send federal agents to jail for enforcing some federal gun laws, a change that garnered praise from Senate leaders. Under the bill, which passed Read more [...]

Apr 05

TO YOUR GOOD HEALTH—She Feels at Sea Even Back on Land

By Keith Roach, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: My family and I took a seven-day cruise more than six weeks ago. I still am feeling like I am on the ship — all day, it feels as though I am walking on a swinging bridge. I did not even notice the movement while Read more [...]

Apr 05

HOCUS-FOCUS

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Apr 05

Political Cartoons — April 5, 2014

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Apr 05

Emerging Artists to be Featured at Kappa Pi High School Invitational

Artwork by students from area high schools will be featured at the Kappa Pi High School Invitational sponsored by Mississippi University for Women’s Rho Chapter of Kappa Pi International Honorary Art Fraternity. The exhibition will be up until Friday, Read more [...]

Apr 04

PAW’S CORNER: Can Pets Take Human Vitamins?

By Sam Mazzotta DEAR PAW’S CORNER: Can I give my dog and cat the same herbal supplements and vitamins that I take? It seems that a lot of medicines prescribed by the vet are just pet-sized doses of human medication. — Tanya G., via email  DEAR Read more [...]

Apr 04

MUWAA Presents Faculty Awards

The Mississippi University for Women Alumni Association applauded faculty members’ work inside and outside of the classroom at Homecoming 2014 Convocation. Faculty awards were recently presented to Wesley Garrett, New Faculty Award, and Drs. Nora Read more [...]

Apr 04

Nursing Students Want to Help Columbus Move

News From the “W” A group of Mississippi University for Women nursing students and the mayor of Columbus are encouraging citizens to move more by walking. The Mayor’s Health Walk is set for Saturday, April 5, which also coincides with Columbus Read more [...]

Apr 04

Perspectives: The Meat Flight to the Jungle – An Icon of Memory

There was only one way to get from La Paz to Trinidad, a small town in the Beni jungle of Bolivia – the twice-weekly meat flight.  Before the arrival of cocaine kings in the 90s, the Beni was a cattle-raising area, not unlike the pampas of Argentina.  Read more [...]

Apr 04

VETERANS POST—Medals of Honor

In 2002, the Defense Authorization Act required a review of the records of 600 Hispanic and Jewish veterans who’d been in combat as far back as World War II. The purpose was to be sure that none of them had been denied the Medal of Honor due to prejudice Read more [...]

Apr 03

Fort Hood Gunman Fatally Shoots Least 3

An Iraq War veteran being treated for mental illness opened fire at Fort Hood Wednesday, killing three soldiers and injuring 16 before killing himself, authorities said. Army Lt. Gen. Mark Milley, the senior officer at the facility, also said at Read more [...]

Apr 03

Posing As An Adult: It’s All Been Such a Frightful Dream

Perry Gaither

(My father died four years ago, and this a blog I wrote in the week before he left us. I have been thinking about him a great deal lately.) I’m gonna warn you, this column will be all over the place, but I have to get all of this stuff out before Read more [...]

Apr 03

Political Cartoons—April 3, 2014

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Apr 03

Diane Legan Howard Art History Lecture Series to Feature First Guest Speaker

The legacy of Diane Howard, who studied art history at Mississippi University for Women, will continue through a scholarship and lecture series named in her honor. On Thursday, April 10 at 7 p.m., the Diane Legan Howard Art History Lecture Read more [...]

Apr 03

THIS IS A HAMMER: Drafty Windows a Costly Nuisance

by Samantha Mazzotta Q: Our front room windows have never been very good at keeping out drafts on windy nights, and in the summer, it’s the hottest room in the house. Do we need to replace these windows? — Charlene T., via email A: Drafty, leaky Read more [...]

Apr 03

THE BOB FRANKEN COLUMN: Fatal Fatalism

Just who is it we can confidently believe, and about what? Sadly, the smart answers these days are “very few” and “not much.” No, this is not about religion and its practitioners, but about our more down-to-earth institutions, the ones that are supposed Read more [...]

Apr 02

Honeyboy and Boots: New Tour Dates Announced

More from my favorite group!!! Drew Blackwell is from the Mississippi town of Macon. His mother is a gifted pianist and he and his sisters all have an ear for music and can sing!! He started learning his way around the guitar at the young age of Read more [...]

Apr 02

KiOR Stays Afloat with 25 Million Dollar Loan

By Steve Wilson / Mississippi Watchdog For KiOR, it’s a financial buzzer-beater. A firm owned by venture capitalist Vinod Khosla gave the struggling green energy company KiOR a $25-million loan to stay afloat until August. It is set to receive Read more [...]

Apr 02

Yes…Popeye is Back!

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Apr 02

THE RICH LOWRY COLUMN: Dumbing Down the SAT

It turns out that SAT words were too abstruse. The College Board is updating its iconic test yet again in ways that are indistinguishable from dumbing it down. The old vocabulary words are out, the math is easier, guessing is no longer punished in Read more [...]

Apr 02

VIP Scrapbook: Visiting the HOMEtown

Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog! For the past week, I have been visiting friends and family in my hometown of Louisville, Mississippi where I got a mani/pedi with a fabulous friend, finished filming the indie film, visited some old Read more [...]

Apr 02

MUWAA Announces 2014 Alumni Award Recipients

News from the “W” Four deserving individuals were recognized for contributions to their respective career fields and Mississippi University for Women by the MUW Alumni Association during the university’s recent Homecoming festivities. The Read more [...]

Apr 02

MUW Professor Presents Award to Congressman John Lewis

News from the “W” Dr. James D. Ward, professor of political science at Mississippi University for Women, presented the Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Exemplary Practice award to United States Congressman John Lewis in Washington, D.C., in March. The Read more [...]

Apr 01

DOLLARS AND SENSE—Amazon Prime Savings Will Now Cost More

If you’ve been saving money as an Amazon Prime member, you likely received an email that started like this: “We are writing to provide you advance notice that the price of your Prime membership will be increasing. The annual rate will be $99 when Read more [...]

Apr 01

Political Cartoons—April 1, 2014

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Apr 01

Welcome!! Real Media’s Newest Sponsor—Richard Doughty Storage Trailers

  Join the Real Media Revolution and get your ad today!  Call 662-497-2914 for more information. Read more [...]

Apr 01

Mississippi High Court Halts Woman’s Execution

Until Monday, Michelle Byrom was set to become the first woman executed by Mississippi in 70 years — for a murder her son reportedly confessed to committing.   The Mississippi Supreme Court halted Byrom’s execution, threw out her murder Read more [...]

Apr 01

CHAMPS Program Recruiting Math Teachers

News from the “W” Are you a fourth through eighth grade teacher of mathematics? Are you interested in professional growth and development? If so, the Creating High Achievement in Mathematics and Problem Solving (CHAMPS) program is looking for you. Thanks Read more [...]

Apr 01

Melissa Smith Co-authors Book About Campaign Financing

News from the “W” A record amount of money was spent in the 2012 presidential and congressional elections, and Dr. Melissa Smith expects a record amount to be raised in the 2016 as well. Smith, assistant professor in Mississippi University for Read more [...]

Mar 31

Monday Morning Water Cooler Talk: Russia: Why It Matters and What Do They Really Want

As the Ukraine Crisis continues to mount, the real question has to be, what does Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Russians really want?  If it were just Crimea, then attaining their goal has been a roaring success.    But, is there more?  Read more [...]

Mar 31

Stress, Avoiding It, and the Girl from Ipanema

In her new book, Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time, Brigid Schulte writes about how Americans – particularly women – are feeling stressed and increasingly unable to cope with the many competing demands on them.  Being a wife, Read more [...]

Mar 31

Obamacare remains a work in progress

After six tumultuous months, open enrollment on the new Obamacare marketplaces comes to a close. Once enrollment is over, a look at the marketplaces will give the nation a better picture of how well the Affordable Care Act is functioning. It’s already Read more [...]

Mar 31

North and South Korea Trade Fire

North and South Korea fired hundreds of artillery shells into each other’s waters Monday in a flare-up of animosity that forced residents of five front-line South Korean islands to evacuate to shelters for several hours, South Korean officials said. The Read more [...]

Mar 30

This Is A Hammer: Paint Like A Pro

by Samantha Mazzotta Q: Hi, first-time painter here. My dad offered some advice to my roommate and I on painting our apartment, such as putting down dropcloths and stirring the paint really well. Is there any other key information we need so we do a Read more [...]

Mar 29

Voting Rights Fight Takes New Direction

It’s that time again, when primary voters start casting their ballots for the midterm elections. As in recent years, voters face new rules and restrictions, including the need in 16 states to show a photo ID. But this year, some voting rights activists Read more [...]

Mar 29

5.1 Earthquake Causes Damage to Southern California

Authorities were tallying damage from a magnitude 5.1 earthquake that struck Southern California Friday evening.   Fullerton police said early Saturday that up to 50 people had been displaced because of home damage. The quake, centered Read more [...]

Mar 28

At the End of the Week: What We Really Know About Missing Flight 370—Nothing

By Joseph B. St. John The cold reality is what we really know about Flight 370 is that it took off and it disappeared.  Anything else is pure conjunction.  Without any real facts, it appears that it is now part of our collective mythology. Just Read more [...]

Mar 28

The Best Of All Possible Worlds–Leibniz, The Peace Corps, And Endless Optimism

Perspectives by Ron Parlato Ricky Randall joined the Peace Corps to do good.  He was young, idealistic, and very American.  He believed strongly in American enterprise and especially in American values.  He went to Mali to teach Africans about democracy, Read more [...]

Mar 28

Hello, My Name Is…And I Am an Addict

Sweet Sorghum Living Short Tales Well, I am officially between homes. It is an odd feeling. Not really a bad one. Just a feeling of being out of place. Not knowing what to do. The little family and I are currently living with Gran, my husband’s mom. Read more [...]

Mar 27

Fred Phelps: Not So Sorry to See Him Go

I want to preface this column by saying that my mom didn’t want me to write it. She’s worried that I’ll be picketed or assassinated. If only I were that important. Last week, Fred Phelps, the head of the WestboroBaptistChurch, died. I suppose the Read more [...]

Mar 27

Facts About Guns and Crime Every Gun-Owner Should Know

BY DANA CRISWELL – March 23, 2014 Check out his Website:  Mississippi Gun News As gun owners who care about preserving and maintaining our freedom we are called upon daily to defend our belief.  Many are convinced that the inanimate gun Read more [...]

Mar 27

Russia is Building Up on Ukraine’s Border

U.S. and European security agencies estimate Russia has deployed military and militia units totaling more than 30,000 people along its border with eastern Ukraine, according to U.S. and European sources familiar with official reporting. The current Read more [...]

Mar 27

Poll: Obama’s Disapproval Rating Hits a New High

Negative views of President Obama have hit a new high, according to a poll. The AP-GfK poll shows 59 percent of Americans now disapprove of Obama — a point higher than the previous high set in December. Obama’s approval rating stands at 41 percent. Read more [...]

Mar 26

Russia Warned FBI About Boston Marathon Bomb Suspect

Russian authorities warned the FBI in 2011 about Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one of two Chechen brothers accused of carrying out last year’s Boston Marathon bombings, but U.S. authorities missed chances to detain him, NBC News reported on Tuesday. Citing Read more [...]

Mar 26

Satellite Spots 122 Objects

A satellite has captured images of 122 objects in the Indian Ocean that might be from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, the country’s acting transport minister said Wednesday. Hishammuddin Hussein said the objects were seen close to where three Read more [...]

Mar 26

Indiana Becomes First State to Scrap Common Core

Indiana has become the first of 45 states to opt out of the national education standard known as Common Core, and critics of the controversial K-12 program say the move could “open the floodgates” for others to follow. Growing criticism over costs Read more [...]

Mar 26

Abby In the City: Talk Curly to Me

Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to Abby In the City! This week, I am going to share the fabulous curly hair tips that Angela Watson of Angela Watson Salon gave the VIP at the grand opening of Salon Suites! Now, let’s not lollygag and chit chat–let’s Read more [...]

Mar 26

Starkville Tea Party Announcement

Starkville Tea Party (STP) At 3:00 PM on Saturday, March 29th, at Fellowship Baptist Church, 545 Frye Road in Starkville.   Starkville TEA Party supporters and other interested citizens are invited to a special Saturday meeting featuring a presentation Read more [...]

Mar 26

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Event

News From the “W” WHO: The W Counseling Center WHAT: Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event WHEN: Thursday, April 3rd at 5:30 p.m.  WHERE:  In front of Hogarth Student Center Students, faculty, staff and members of the MUW police department Read more [...]

Mar 25

Steve Wilson, KiOR Plant Exposé Writer, is Featured Today on the Fox News Website

Steve Wilson, who wrote the article on KiOR last week that was published by Real Media, was published today on the Fox News website: Miss. rolls dice by making high-risk wagers on green energy with taxpayer money Companies have placed high-risk Read more [...]

Mar 25

Hobby Lobby and the Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday considers whether business owners can object on religious grounds to a provision of President Barack Obama’s healthcare law that requires employers to provide health insurance that covers birth control. In one Read more [...]

Mar 25

Lost At Sea—Flight 370

For families whose loved ones were aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, the past day has been full of news they were dreading. First, a grim-faced Malaysian Prime Minister confirmed their worst fears, announcing Flight 370 went down somewhere Read more [...]

Mar 25

MUW Student Helps with Southeastern Theater Conference

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News from the “W” A Mississippi University for Women student was selected to serve on the Southeastern Theater Conference’s 2014 Spring Convention Dream Team in Mobile, Ala., March 5-6. Theater major Parker Yarbrough, of Columbus, volunteered Read more [...]

Mar 25

Relay For Life Returns to EMCC Scooba Campus

East Mississippi Community College will put the “fun” back in fund-raising next week at the school’s 3rd Annual Relay for Life. The annual walk-a-thon will be Tuesday, April 1, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Sullivan-Windham Field. The public Read more [...]

Mar 25

The ‘W’ Announces a New Specialty Car Tag

News From the “W” Mississippi University for Women is announcing the availability of a new specialty car tag, which may be ordered from county tax assessor offices. “We continue to build a strong brand and visual identity,” said President Jim Read more [...]

Mar 24

Breaking News: Missing Jetliner Went Down in Indian Ocean

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak says new analysis of satellite data in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 indicates that the plane went down in the Southern Indian Ocean. The analysis was provided by British satellite company Inmarsat Read more [...]

Mar 24

Chinese Plane Spots Objects in Indian Ocean

A Chinese plane on Monday spotted two white, square-shaped objects in an area identified by satellite imagery as containing possible debris from the missing Malaysian airliner, while the United States separately prepared to send a specialized device Read more [...]

Mar 24

Monday Morning Water Cooler Talk – Don’t Trust Anyone

Freedom of speech is a principal pillar of a free government; when this support is taken away, the constitution of a free society is dissolved, and tyranny is erected on its ruins. – Ben Franklin At the end of the day, the only thing that matters is Read more [...]

Mar 24

Romney Slams Obama for ‘Faulty Judgment’

Mitt Romney said Sunday that President Barack Obama is naive when it comes to Russia, has shown “faulty judgment” about Moscow’s intentions and could have done more to try to deter its annexation of Crimea. The 2012 Republican presidential nominee Read more [...]

Mar 24

Fake U.S. Ship Spotted in Gulf is a Movie Set

A replica of a U.S. aircraft carrier spotted near the coast of Iran is nothing more sinister than a movie set, Iranian media said on Sunday. The New York Times, quoting U.S. intelligence, said last week that the Iranians were building a mock-up of Read more [...]

Mar 23

Louisiana Bans Using Welfare Benefits on Tattoos, Lingerie, Jewelry

Louisiana welfare recipients will be prohibited from spending the federal assistance at lingerie shops, tattoo parlors, nail salons and jewelry stores, under new limits enacted by state social services officials. The Department of Children and Read more [...]

Mar 23

French Satellite Images Show Possible Debris

Malaysia says that more possible debris from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has been spotted in satellite images. Malaysia’s Transport Ministry said in a statement Sunday that it had received images from French authorities  showing “potential Read more [...]

Mar 23

Russia Moves to Consolidate Control over Crimea

Russian forces moved Saturday to consolidate control over Crimea. Six Russian special forces’ armored personnel carriers broke through the gates of Belbek Airbase, firing warning shots into the air, a spokesman for Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense in Read more [...]

Mar 23

NSA Spied on Chinese Government

The American government conducted a major intelligence offensive against China, with targets including the Chinese government and networking company Huawei, according to documents from former NSA worker Edward Snowden that have been viewed by SPIEGEL. Read more [...]

Mar 23

NATIONALLY REKNOWNED CHEF COOKS AT LION HILLS

News From EMCC COLUMBUS – East Mississippi Community College’s Lion Hills campus served up five courses prepared by one of the best chefs in the country Thursday – thanks to a friendly connection. Chef Chris Hastings, owner and executive Read more [...]

Mar 22

Feminist Professor Charged in Confrontation with Pro-life Teen

  It appears that TOLERANCE is a one-way street  A feminist studies professor at a California state university is facing criminal charges after a videotaped run-in with a teenage pro-life demonstrator in which she snatched an anti-abortion Read more [...]

Mar 22

China Says It Has Located a large 72ft Object in the Indian Ocean

China says it has located a large 72ft object in the Indian Ocean on day three of the search for missing MH370… as a cyclone is forecast to hit Malaysian transport minister announced new satellite pictures today He said the Chinese government Read more [...]

Mar 22

Two Historical Markers on The ‘W’ Campus Refurbished

From the “W” COLUMBUS, Miss. – Two historical markers on the campus of Mississippi University for Women have received face-lifts, and just in time with the arrival of spring. The markers are located in front of Whitfield Hall and Demonstration Read more [...]

Mar 22

The Long Blue Line at The ‘W’ Comes Home

From The “W” COLUMBUS, Miss. — Mississippi University for Women invites alumni, friends and guests to a weekend filled with entertainment and activities for Homecoming festivities March 27-30. “A lot of new events are planned this year to include Read more [...]

Mar 22

There Is Coordination Between Reporters And Politicians

Chris Stigall talked to former CBS News Reporter Sharyl Attkisson this morning on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT about the trouble reporters have to deal with while covering politicians and the government, as well as the current state of investigative reporting. Responding Read more [...]

Mar 22

Georgia Lawmakers Pass Sweeping Gun Bill

The Georgia Senate passed a sweeping gun bill that will allow concealed carry in bars, airports (before TSA security checkpoints), places of worship of worship that ‘opt-in,’ and some government buildings. HB60 (formerly called the Safe Read more [...]

Mar 21

Jury Rules UNC-Wilmington Retaliated Against Conservative Professor

A jury in North Carolina on Thursday found that the University of North Carolina-Wilmington retaliated against criminology professor Dr. Mike Adams for his political and social views.   Adams, a Townhall columnist,explained last year that Read more [...]

Mar 21

Human Nature, Newton, and Our ‘Inner Resources’

A Real Media Exclusive by Ron Parlato Philosophical and political arguments have raged for centuries about the nature of Man, his perfectibility or preordination.  Liberals today, descendants of socialist reformers of the 20th century continue to Read more [...]

Mar 21

Hit the Facebook “Like” Buttons for Real Media and Real Story Publishing

  Go by https://www.facebook.com/rspublishing?ref=hl and https://www.facebook.com/ThisIsRealMedia?ref=hl Hit the “Like” buttons and support local media!  You will be glad you did!! JBS Read more [...]

Mar 21

The Obamacare Deadline Is Just Days Away

The Obamacare deadline for this year is almost upon us. If you don’t have health insurance yet and you want coverage, it’s time to get moving. Here’s what you need to know: March 31 Is The Deadline — Really We understand if you think this deadline Read more [...]

Mar 20

Posing As An Adult: Wait, I Don’t Understand

Emily Gaither I think that the world has truly come to be a place that I simply cannot comprehend anymore. I freely admit that since I worked for John Kerry in 2004, my news viewing has sharply decreased. It got to a point that I couldn’t take any Read more [...]

Mar 20

Satellites spot possible objects from missing Malaysian jet

Military planes from Australia and the U.S. searched unsuccessfully Thursday for two objects spotted by satellite in the southern Indian Ocean that could be related to the missing Malaysia Airlines flight. AA Navy spokesman told Fox News that a P-8 Read more [...]

Mar 20

KiOR Filing Raises Doubts About Columbus Biofuel Plant

By Steve Wilson | Mississippi Watchdog   Checkout Mississippi Watchdog.  It is great! Green energy might be turning into red ink for Mississippi. The state might be on the hook for most of a $75 million no-interest loan after green Read more [...]

Mar 20

No Reporters on Michelle Obama’s Trip to China

First Lady Michelle Obama will be accompanied by her children and her mother on her trip to China, which begins today. But she won’t be accompanied by the press. “Michelle Obama’s trip to China starting on Wednesday will be nonpolitical, the White Read more [...]

Mar 20

Moscow May Change Stance In Iranian Nuke Talks

A senior Russian diplomat says Moscow may change its stance in the Iranian nuclear talks amid tensions with the West. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov was quoted Wednesday as saying by the Interfax news agency that Russia didn’t want to Read more [...]

Mar 20

Malaysia Plane Relatives Dragged from News Conference

Frustration with the search for missing flight MH370 boiled over into chaotic scenes as Chinese relatives were dragged away from journalists. They were attempting to speak to Chinese journalists outside the daily press conference in Kuala Lumpur. Read Read more [...]

Mar 20

Russian Forces Seize Two Ukrainian Bases in Crimea

The United States warned Moscow it was on a “dark path” to isolation on Wednesday as Russian troops seized two Ukrainian naval bases, including a headquarters in the Crimean port of Sevastopol where they raised their flag. The dramatic seizure came as Read more [...]

Mar 19

‘We won’t deport relatives because you enroll in ObamaCare’

President Obama on Tuesday sought to assure legal immigrants that they can sign up for ObamaCare without worrying that “the immigration people” will come for family members who are in the country illegally. In an interview with Univision Deportes, Read more [...]

Mar 19

‘Needle in Haystack’ Plane Search

Australian and American authorities said Tuesday they had begun searching 600,000 square kilometres (230,000 square miles) of the remote Indian Ocean for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, and conceded it was like looking for a needle in a haystack. Related Read more [...]

Mar 19

ObamaCare Premiums to Skyrocket

Health industry officials say ObamaCare-related premiums will double in some parts of the country, countering claims recently made by the administration. The expected rate hikes will be announced in the coming months amid an intense election year, Read more [...]

Mar 19

NSA surveillance program reaches ‘into the past.’

The National Security Agency has built a surveillance system capable of recording “100 percent” of a foreign country’s telephone calls, enabling the agency to rewind and review conversations as long as a month after they take place, according to Read more [...]

Mar 18

Crimea and Sevastopol are now part of Russia

Never mind what the West thinks — the Kremlin says Ukraine’s Crimea region is now part of Russia. A signing ceremony Tuesday between Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Prime Minister of Crimea and the mayor of the city of Sevastopol made it Read more [...]

Mar 18

Scenes From WhyNot Motorsports Park

We hope that you enjoy these scenes from some recent races at WhyNot Motorsports Park in Meridian, Miss. All photos are courtesy of Scott Oglesby of Foto-1. Read more [...]

Mar 18

A New Timeline for Missing Malaysian Jetliner

Officials revealed a new timeline Monday suggesting the final voice transmission from the cockpit of the missing Malaysian plane may have occurred before any of its communications systems were disabled, adding more uncertainty about who aboard might Read more [...]

Mar 18

Russia Laughs at Obama’s Sanctions

Russia’s deputy prime minister laughed off President Obama’s sanction against him today  asking “Comrade @BarackObama” if “some prankster” came up with the list. The Obama administration hit 11 Russian and Ukrainian officials with Read more [...]

Mar 18

Will Russia and China Control the Internet?

The United States is planning to give up its last remaining authority over the technical management of the Internet. The Commerce Department announced Friday that it will give the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), an international Read more [...]

Mar 18

Dianne Feinstein Wants Drones Regulated

For Sen. Dianne Feinstein, regulation of unmanned aerial vehicles has gotten personal. In an interview with CBS’s “60 Minutes” that aired on Sunday night, the California Democrat said a drone spied into the window of her home during a protest Read more [...]

Mar 17

TIMELINE-Malaysia’s Flight MH370 (New Update)

Here is a timeline of events in the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner which vanished from radar screens on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on Saturday, March 8: (all times are local Malaysian, eight hours ahead of GMT) 0041: Malaysia Airlines Flight Read more [...]

Mar 17

The End of Western Liberal Democracy

America and democracy are synonymous. We have been ardent advocates for free-and-fair elections, popular representation, and orderly political transition for 250 years; and after all this time have refined the process.  Although there have Read more [...]

Mar 17

Missing Airline: Pilot ‘Fanatical’

‘Democracy is dead’: ‘Fanatical’ missing airliner pilot pictured wearing political slogan T-shirt Police investigate data from home flight simulator of captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah, 53 Investigators speak of his ‘obsessive’ support for opposition Read more [...]

Mar 17

State TV says Russia could turn US to ‘radioactive ash’

A leading anchor on Russian state television on Sunday described Russia as the only country capable of turning the United States into “radioactive ash”, in an incendiary comment at the height of tensions over the Crimea referendum. “Russia is the Read more [...]

Mar 17

Voters ‘back Russia union’

Some 95.5% of voters in Crimea have supported joining Russia, officials say, after half the votes have been counted in a disputed referendum. Crimea’s leader says he will apply to join Russia on Monday. Russia’s Vladimir Putin has said he will respect Read more [...]

Mar 16

Timeline: Ukraine Crisis

Moscow: Tens of thousands have joined a rally in the Russian capital Moscow to oppose its intervention in Ukraineon Saturday, a day before Crimeans vote on whether to secede and join Russia. Nov. 21, 2013: President Viktor Yanukovych’s government Read more [...]

Mar 16

Obama Job Approval in the 30′s

Each result is based on a three-day average. Gallup tracks daily the percentage of Americans who approve or disapprove of the job Barack Obama is doing as president. Daily results are based on telephone interviews with approximately 1,500 national Read more [...]

Mar 16

Crimea to vote to split from Ukraine

Crimeans took to the polls on Sunday for a referendum on breaking away from Ukraine to join Russia that has precipitated a Cold War-style security crisis on Europe’s eastern frontier. Read more: Source: Yahoo News  Related Stories Crimea Read more [...]

Mar 16

‘It Is Conclusive’ Someone Hijacked Missing Jet

A Malaysian government official says investigators have concluded that one of the pilots or someone else with flying experience hijacked the missing Malaysia Airlines jet. The official, who is involved in the investigation, says no motive has been Read more [...]

Mar 15

California gun parts store refuses to turn over customer list

The owner of a California store that sells gun parts to build rifles from scratch is refusing to turn over his customer list to federal officials. Dimitrios Karras, owner of Ares Armor in Oceanside, told Fox5SanDiego.com that Bureau of Alcohol, Read more [...]

Mar 15

The March 14, 2014 Print Edition Of The Real Story Is Now Available!

The latest issue of The Real Story is now available at a business near you! Remember, The Real Story is now FREE! That’s right – F-R-E-E! You can now obtain a copy of The Real Story at any of the SEVENTY-SIX businesses below! Coffee House Read more [...]

Mar 15

Into the Mist: Malaysia Airline Flight 370

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A Real Media Exclusive The Malaysia Airline flight that has been missing since March 8th has been a consistent story on the web with inconsistent reports on its disappearance.  With the added drama of 24/7 coverage, everyone has gotten into the Read more [...]

Mar 15

Russia intercepts US drone

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A United States surveillance drone has been intercepted above the Ukranian region of Crimea, a Russian state arms and technology group said Friday. “The drone was flying at about 4,000 metres (12,000 feet) and was virtually invisible from the ground. Read more [...]

Mar 15

U.S. loses control over the Internet

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What does this mean to YOU? blogs.independent.co.uk U.S. officials announced plans Friday to relinquish federal government control over the administration of the Internet, a move that pleased international critics but alarmed some business leaders Read more [...]

Mar 15

Was the Malaysian jet hijacked?

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Investigators trying to solve the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner have sharpened their focus on passengers and crew after concluding that the Boeing 777 had its communications deliberately disabled and was airborne for hours after it Read more [...]

Mar 14

Update: Fact Tracker for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

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As of March 14, 2014, the stories about Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 have changed daily.  Recently, the stories have done a 180-degree turn, with reports now saying something intentional happened inside the plane, since they now know it did fly up to Read more [...]

Mar 14

Columbus City Council Meeting Agenda For March 18, 2014

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We encourage all citizens of Columbus to attend this meeting of the Columbus City Council, which will be held at the Columbus Municipal Complex (1501 Main Street), and which will begin at 5 p.m. Read more [...]

Mar 14

Lowndes County Board Of Supervisors Meeting Agenda For March 14, 2014

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We encourage all citizens of Lowndes County to attend this meeting of the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors, which will be held at the Lowndes County Courthouse (205 2nd Avenue North), and which will begin at 9 a.m. Read more [...]

Mar 14

Thinkin’ Out Loud: Political Kindergartners

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One of my kids recently said: “I never really cared much about politics before, Dad, but I think I better start. Life’s not easy and the country’s a mess. I think Barack Obama’s policies are scary, quite honestly, and I’m gonna register to Read more [...]

Mar 14

The March 14, 2014 Print Edition Of The Real Story Is Now Available!

The latest issue of The Real Story is now available at a business near you! Remember, The Real Story is now FREE! That’s right – F-R-E-E! You can now obtain a copy of The Real Story at any of the SEVENTY-SIX businesses below! Coffee House Read more [...]

Mar 13

John Kerry: Russia has until Monday to reverse course in Ukraine

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Secretary of State John Kerry warned of serious repercussions for Russia on Monday if last-ditch talks over the weekend to resolve the crisis in Ukraine failed to persuade Moscow to soften its stance. Kerry will travel to London for a Friday Read more [...]

Mar 13

‘Very upset’: CIA sat on Benghazi investigation, US personnel fuming

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American personnel on the ground in Benghazi the night of the 2012 terror attack are outraged after learning that the CIA’s inspector general never conducted an investigation into what happened — despite two CIA workers being killed in the attack Read more [...]

Mar 13

Malaysia Airlines search heads toward Indian Ocean amid reports plane remained airborne hours after losing contact

Malaysian authorities Thursday expanded their hunt for a vanished airliner westward to the Indian Ocean, where a U.S. destroyer was expected to arrive soon to assist in search efforts. The latest search site emerged after U.S. aviation investigators Read more [...]

Mar 13

Russia Massing Military Forces Near Border With Ukraine

Russia’s Defense Ministry announced new military operations in several regions near the Ukrainian border on Thursday, even as Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany warned the Kremlin to abandon the politics of the 19th and 20th centuries or face diplomatic Read more [...]

Mar 13

Missed Alarms and 40 Million Stolen Credit Card Numbers: How Target Blew It

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The biggest retail hack in U.S. history wasn’t particularly inventive, nor did it appear destined for success. In the days prior to Thanksgiving 2013, someone installed malware in Target’s (TGT) security and payments system designed to steal Read more [...]

Mar 13

Officials deny report that Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 kept flying for hours

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Yet another conflicting storyline emerged overnight in the perplexing disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 nearly six days ago. After search crews failed to find any trace of debris suggested by Chinese satellite photographs, Malaysian Read more [...]

Mar 13

Wanted: Ad Sales Representatives

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  The Real Story is growing and we want you to be a part of it! We are looking for motivated, personable individuals to sell display ads for our highly respected, widely distributed community newspaper. Successful candidates should: have Read more [...]

Mar 13

MUW Science Students Win Awards At MAS Conference In Hattiesburg

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Students from the Department of Sciences and Mathematics at Mississippi University for Women won awards at the 78th annual Mississippi Academy of Sciences conference recently held in Hattiesburg. The MAS is a regional scientific conference that meets Read more [...]

Mar 12

Upcoming Events At Mississippi University For Women

March 13 - Nursing Fair | Location | Pope Banquet Room (Hogarth Hall) | 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | MUW Career Services will host this event for the university’s upcoming nursing graduates. Representatives from local and surrounding medical facilities Read more [...]

Mar 12

Bluff Program Observes Bicentennial Year Of Creek Indian War

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The Civil War probably immediately comes to mind when people think of wars fought in Mississippi. However, a much earlier conflict that impacted the state and Alabama will be observed Sunday, March 16 at 2 p.m. The bicentennial year of the Creek Indian Read more [...]

Mar 11

“Adopt” A Dog Or Cat And A Local Shelter Benefits

We’re featuring wonderful pets that are available for adoption from either the Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society or Shaw Pit Bull Rescue in the print edition of The Real Story. You can help these two worthwhile organizations by sponsoring one of the Read more [...]

Mar 11

CAFB To Host University Of Memphis AFROTC, Airman Leadership School Picnic

Forty students from the University of Memphis Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps will be visiting Columbus Air Force Base Tuesday and Wednesday, March 11-12, to learn more about the United States Air Force and receive a first-hand look at various Read more [...]

Mar 11

MUW Department Of Health & Kinesiology Hosts Alcohol Awareness Week Activities

The Department of Health and Kinesiology at Mississippi University for Women will raise awareness about the dangers of alcohol by hosting activities on campus as part of Alcohol Awareness Week March 11-13. In addition to increasing awareness about the Read more [...]

Mar 10

MUW Nursing Program Receives Two Statewide Honors

In ceremonies this week in Jackson, the nursing program at Mississippi University for Women received two significant honors. The annual Nightingale Awards honor outstanding nurses and health care professionals, as well as organizations that have made Read more [...]

Mar 10

The Feb. 28, 2014 Print Edition Of The Real Story Is Now Available On-line!

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The  Feb. 28, 2014 print edition of The Real Story is now available online! Simply click on the “Print Edition” button in the navigation menu above. Please enjoy! Read more [...]

Mar 10

Financial Focus: Take Steps To Protect Your Family Business

There’s nothing more important in the world to you than your family. However, your family-owned business probably helps support your family. So, when it comes to protecting both your family and your business, you need to carefully consider your moves. As Read more [...]

Mar 09

Interpol says no country checked its database before Malaysia flight

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From Fox News Interpol says no country checked its database for information about stolen passports that were used to board the Malaysia Airlines flight that disappeared with 239 people on board Saturday less than an hour after taking off from Kuala Read more [...]

Mar 09

CAFB Hosts Colon Cancer Awareness Month Fitness Run

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Members from Columbus Air Force Base took to the streets to either run the 5k route or bike the 10k circuit in honor of Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Additionally, participants listened to a short speech by Christina Granderson, Colon Cancer Alliance Read more [...]

Mar 09

Three EMCC Students Named To Mississippi All-Academic Team

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Three students from East Mississippi Community College were named to the Mississippi All-Academic Team during a ceremony March 5 in Jackson. The honorees, pictured above with EMCC President Dr. Rick Young, are, from left, Laura Beth Hull of DeKalb, Read more [...]

Mar 09

MGCCC And MUW Partner To Offer Four-year Culinary Arts Degree On The Coast

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and Mississippi University for Women announced a new partnership today that will allow culinary arts students to receive a bachelor’s degree on the Coast. The enhanced “Two Plus Two” program will provide Read more [...]

Mar 08

EMCC’s Wilson Delivers Welcome Address At 2014 WIST Conference

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Mar 08

Attendance At EMCC WIST Conference Exceeds 300

East Webster High School senior Shelley Edwards speaks Friday to more than 300 of her fellow female high school students at the Women In Science and Technology (WIST) conference at East Mississippi Community College’s Golden Triangle campus. Edwards is the first EMCC Dual Enrollment student to attempt a full college course load while in high school and is expected to receive her associate’s degree from EMCC just days after she graduates from high school in May.

Decades after its debut at East Mississippi Community College’s Golden Triangle campus, the Women In Science and Technology conference is still opening eyes. Counselor Brenda Wilson, who heads the WIST committee, isn’t sure how long the conference Read more [...]

Mar 08

Common Core Mathematics Institute To Focus On Improving Teacher Quality

Mississippi University for Women’s Department of Education was recently awarded a $90,000 grant to improve teacher quality for local mathematics teachers. The grant, “No Child Left Behind, Improving Teacher Quality,” will be used to conduct a four-week Read more [...]

Mar 07

Perspectives: Saving Us From Ourselves

“Progressives” never seem to be content to leave well enough alone. There is something always niggling and nettling about modern life that needs attention. Bullying, glass ceilings, fracking, inequality, indoor air pollution - you name it, and Read more [...]

Mar 07

Sweet Sorghum Living Short Tales: Science Class And Why We Should Or Should Not Eat Yoga Mats

My writing is usually inspired by either something I see on social media or something that reminds me of days gone by. Today, I was inspired by my social media to write this week’s “Sweet Sorghum Living Short Tales.” It all started with an article Read more [...]

Mar 06

Posing As An Adult: Learning As I Go

by Emily Gaither  You know, it’s funny, but I think until you hit 30 or so, you truly believe you know everything (or maybe I’m speaking for myself), and you eventually gain enough perspective to completely understand how little you actually ever Read more [...]

Mar 06

Pets Of The Week From The Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society

Bosley: Adult, white/brindle, Bassett Hound mix; he was brought in as a stray on 2/17. Great dog; very loving

Please help find a forever home for these beautiful dogs. For more information, call (662) 327-3107, visit www.clhumanesociety.org, or stop by the Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society at 50 Airline Road. Ole Gal: Senior, white/black, Read more [...]

Mar 05

Abby In the City: Beauty Babbling + Makeup Tidbits

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to “Abby In the City”! What is on the agenda for this week? Hmm…let me check my calendar…Oh, where is it? It must be in my room. Hold on, I’ll be right back. *awkward elevator music* Got it! Phew…I got Read more [...]

Mar 05

City Council Approves City’s Role As General Contractor In Trotter Renovation

During the March 4, 2014 meeting of the Columbus City Council, the Council approved the City acting as the general contractor in the much-talked-about renovations to the James M. Trotter Convention Center in downtown Columbus – a move that, according Read more [...]

Mar 04

Lowndes County Supervisors Conduct Workman-like Meeting

The March 3, 2014 meeting of the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors was conducted in an efficient manner, as the supervisors approved a number of items on the agenda. The only extended discussion of any of the day’s matters came during a back-and-forth Read more [...]

Mar 04

Scenes From Magnolia Motor Speedway’s Frostbuster 250

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We hope that you enjoy these scenes from Magnolia Motor Speedway’s Frostbuster 250. All photos are courtesy of Scott Oglesby of Foto-1.   Read more [...]

Mar 04

Quarterly Veterans Ceremony Held At Columbus Municipal Complex

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The first Quarterly Veterans Ceremony of 2014 was held on Thursday, Feb. 27, at the Columbus Municipal Complex (1501 Main Street). A small but devoted crowd attended the meeting, as a couple of military vets stood before the audience to discuss matters Read more [...]

Mar 03

Lowndes County Board Of Supervisors Meeting Agenda For March 3, 2014

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We recommend that all citizens of Lowndes County attend this meeting of the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors, which will be held at the Lowndes County Courthouse (205 2nd Avenue North), and which will begin at 9 a.m. Read more [...]

Mar 03

Ellzey And Vaughan Represent EMCC At HEADWAE Luncheon

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Samantha Ellzey and Dr. Don Vaughan do not mess around when it comes to higher education. East Mississippi Community College’s student and faculty honorees at Mississippi Public Universities’ annual HEADWAE (Higher Education Appreciation Day, Working Read more [...]

Mar 03

Financial Focus: Smart Financial Moves For Women

On March 8, we observe International Women’s Day, a celebration of women’s economic, political and social achievements. Yet, women everywhere still face challenges – and here in the United States, one of their biggest challenges may be to gain the Read more [...]

Mar 02

EMCC Cosmetology Team Excels At SkillsUSA Competition

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Mar 02

EMCC Claims Seven Top Spots At Skills USA

East Mississippi Community College Cosmetology student Maci Davis shows off the “Avatar” makeup job performed by her Cosmetology classmate Autumn Hardy at Mississippi SkillsUSA competition Wednesday in Biloxi. Hardy, who was one of seven EMCC first-place finishers, won gold in the Aesthetics category in Cosmetology. EMCC’s state winners will move on to National SkillsUSA competition in June in Kansas City, Mo.

Competitors from East Mississippi Community College left the Mississippi SkillsUSA technical competition Wednesday in Biloxi with seven first-place finishes. In the Automotive category, Dale Brand of West Point, a National SkillsUSA first-place Read more [...]

Mar 02

Red Cross Recognizes Everyday Heroes During Red Cross Month

March is Red Cross Month and the American Red Cross would like to recognize the nation’s Everyday Heroes who reach out to help their neighbors when they are in need. “Our heroes are our volunteers, our blood donors, people who take our classes, Read more [...]

Mar 01

Legislators Voice Support For Mississippi’s 15 Community Colleges

Students, faculty members and administrators from East Mississippi Community College traveled to Jackson Feb. 25 for Capitol Day, an annual event that draws delegations from all 15 of the state’s community colleges. Community college representatives host a press conference and lobby legislators for Mid-Level funding for their campuses - per-student funding halfway between K-12 education and the regional public universities. This year, the day also included a Legislative Appreciation Luncheon catered by community college students.

In remarks to students, faculty and other supporters of the 15 community colleges gathered Feb. 25 at the Capitol Rotunda, key legislators voiced support for the colleges and their efforts to achieve Mid-Level funding. Rep. Nolan Mettetal, R-Sardis, Read more [...]

Mar 01

Mississippi Brawl Stars Kick Off 2014 Roller Derby Season March 1

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Feb 28

CORRECTION: Scenes From Columbus Speedway

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We hope that you enjoy the pictures below, which were taken recently at Columbus Speedway’s 2014 Possum Town races. The original post that we made about this event contained some inaccurate information. The correct information is listed below. We regret Read more [...]

Feb 28

Columbus City Council Meeting Agenda For March 4, 2014

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We recommend that all citizens of Columbus attend this meeting of the Columbus City Council, which will be held at the Columbus Municipal Complex (1501 Main Street), and will begin at 5 p.m. Read more [...]

Feb 28

Perspectives: Boredom

“I’m bored, Mr. P,” said Scott, one of the boys in my son’s play group. “Well, let’s just find something interesting for you to do,” I said, looking out over the garden where five other seven-year-olds were climbing trees, kicking balls, Read more [...]

Feb 27

MUW Alumna To Become University’s General Counsel

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A 2002 graduate of Mississippi University for Women will become general counsel for the university March 3. Karen Gwinn Clay, a magna cum laude graduate of Mississippi College School of Law, will assume the position vacated by Perry Sansing, who currently Read more [...]

Feb 27

EMCC Hosts Middle School Math Competition

East Mississippi Community College hosted the 2014 Mississippi Council of Teachers of Mathematics district competition Friday, Feb. 21 at its Golden Triangle campus. Approximately 20 students from five area middle schools participated. Moving on to the state competition April 5 at Mississippi College in Clinton are, from left, Lindsey Hill of Fifth Street Junior High in West Point (1st place, seventh grade), Hamilton Wan of Armstrong Middle School in Starkville (2nd place, seventh grade), Kevin Liao of AMS in Starkville (1st place, eighth grade) and Sean Mackin of AMS in Starkville (2nd place, eighth grade).

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Feb 26

MUW Theatre Department To Present Comedy “Blithe Spirit”

Mississippi University for Women’s Department of Theatre will present “Blithe Spirit: An Improbable Farce in Three Acts” by Noel Coward Thursday, Feb.27 through Sunday, March 1 in the Cromwell Theatre on campus. The smash comedy hit of the London Read more [...]

Feb 26

“Rivers” Prequel To Be Issued By Simon & Schuster

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Widely praised by readers and critics, ’s debut novel, “Rivers,” will continue its story of a hurricane-ravaged Mississippi with a prequel, also to be published by Simon & Schuster. The associate professor of English at Mississippi University Read more [...]

Feb 25

CCVB Focuses On Stability At February Meeting

The board of directors of the Columbus Lowndes Convention & Visitors Bureau held its February meeting on Monday, Feb. 24, and adjourned mere 19 minutes later. Executive Director Nancy Carpenter gave her CEO Report at the beginning of the meeting, Read more [...]

Feb 25

MUW To Offer New Master Of Arts In Women’s Leadership In Fall 2014

In the fall of 2014, Mississippi University for Women will begin to offer a master of arts in women’s leadership, which will give students the opportunity to use knowledge of women’s issues as a force for change in today’s world. “This graduate Read more [...]

Feb 24

Do You Know A Quiet Hero?

In an effort to focus on the good things taking place in our community, we have established a new column for The Real Story, entitled “Quiet Hero.” This column will highlight the work done – often times behind the scenes and with no expectation Read more [...]

Feb 24

Financial Focus: How Will Social Security Fit Into Your Retirement Income Strategy?

Have you given much thought to collecting Social Security? The answer probably depends on how old you are – but, whatever your age, you’ll want to consider the best way of incorporating Social Security benefits into your retirement income strategy. Of Read more [...]

Feb 23

Columbus-Lowndes Public Library To Host Birthday Party For Dr. Seuss

The Youth Services Department of the Columbus- Lowndes Public Library will hold its annual Birthday Party for Dr. Seuss on Saturday, March 1, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Activities will include a reading of Seuss’ “Green Eggs and Ham” by Mother Read more [...]

Feb 22

Anti-Cruelty Rally To Be Held In Columbus

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We encourage all animal lovers to attend this local rally against animal cruelty, which is set to coincide with other events being held throughout the state. Read more [...]

Feb 22

MUW To Host Mississippi Municipal Statewide Youth Leadership Summit

About 500 students from municipalities throughout the state will participate in the 7th Annual Mississippi Municipal Statewide Youth Leadership Summit in Columbus Friday, Feb. 28-Saturday, March 1. The Youth Leadership Summit is sponsored by the Mississippi Read more [...]

Feb 21

Local Model Brittany Phillips Needs Your Support!

Brittany Phillips, a local model who has graced the pages of this website, is seeking her fans’ support in her quest to travel to Cancun, Mexico for a modeling event. Please join us in supporting Brittany! Simply click here and make a donation! Read more [...]

Feb 21

Sweet Sorghum Living Short Tales: I Am No Real Estate Expert

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by Chasidy Hathorn I am no real estate expert, but I feel like I am, with all the buying, selling, and moving the little family and I have done over the past several years. Here is a brief summary of our house-hopping adventure. First, we lived Read more [...]

Feb 21

“The Talented Mr. Ripley,” Dreiser, And “An American Tragedy”

I am a big fan of Theodore Dreiser and his long, autobiographical novels. My favorite is “The Genius,” the most explicitly personal, in which he writes about art, talent, genius, and sexual freedom.  Published in 1915, the novel did poorly because Read more [...]

Feb 20

Posing As An Adult: Losing a Battle of Wills Against A Dog

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by Emily Gaither So, when you’re single and childless, you can either: a. become a total hermit, eschewing all human/animal interaction; b. adopt a cat; or c. adopt a dog. I’m sure there are several variations I haven’t considered, but these Read more [...]

Feb 20

CAFB Pilot Class 15-05 Welcomed By Pilot Partners And Community Leaders

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Association Treasurer pose for a photo at the Pilot Partner Welcome for SUPT Class 15-05 Feb. 18 at Trinity Place Retirement Community. The welcome gave new SUPT students and local community leaders an opportunity to interact with one another. (U.S. Air Force Photo/2nd Lt. Joshua Benedetti)

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Feb 19

Columbus City Council Fills Three Board Seats, Two More Remain Vacant – Lewis Named to School Board

The Columbus City Council, at its February 18, 2014 meeting filled two seats on the Columbus-Lowndes County Convention & Visitors Bureau Board of Directors and one seat on the Columbus Municipal School District’s Board of Trustees. The meeting Read more [...]

Feb 19

Abby In The City Interviews Ahmed Hassan, Host of DIY Network’s “Yard Crashers”

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by Abby Hathorn Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to “Abby In the City”! Have you ever watched “Yard Crashers,” the show with the really cute landscaping host, on the DIY network? I have – a lot – especially during the renovation. During Read more [...]

Feb 19

Father’s Child Ministry To Hold Pastor & Ministers Luncheon

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Local community organization Father’s Child Ministry will host their annual Pastor & Minsters Luncheon on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 at the FCM office, 104 Brickerton Street, beginning at 11:30 a.m. To attend, RSVP to FCM at (662) 328-3110 or Read more [...]

Feb 18

Columbus City Council Meeting Agenda For February 18, 2014

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We encourage all citizens of Columbus to attend this meeting, which will be held at the Columbus Municipal Complex (1501 Main Street), and will begin at 5 p.m. Read more [...]

Feb 17

Wanted: Liberals And Conservatives

Are you a liberal? Are you a conservative? Are you knowledgeable about current events, both locally and nationally? We are looking for liberals and conservatives who have a passion to share their point of view with our readers. We are creating a Read more [...]

Feb 17

Financial Focus: Saving Is Good…But It’s Not Investing

It’s a good thing to have some savings. When you put the money in a low-risk account, you can be pretty sure it will be readily available when you need it. Nonetheless, “saving” is not “investing” – and knowing the difference could pay off for Read more [...]

Feb 16

Fundraising Effort Underway For Area Man

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Jason Mann was involved in a head-on collision on Jan. 6, 2014 in Webster County,Mississippi. His friend – and the car’s driver – unfortunately did not survive the crash. Jason suffered multiple serious injuries and was airlifted to North Mississippi Read more [...]

Feb 16

Recent Images From Columbus Air Force Base

Maj. Michael Fisher, Thunderbird #8, performs a post-flight inspection on his F-16D Fighting Falcon after landing on the Columbus Air Force Base flightline Jan. 13. Fisher arrived here to survey the airspace before the "Wings Over Columbus" Air Show and Open House event April 5-6 and also talked to local media and the event organizers about the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Lile)

Air Control Engineering, Inc. Attends SUPT Graduation Breakfast   Thunderbird #8 Arrives At Columbus AFB Read more [...]

Feb 15

Check Out Our E-store!

Our e-store is brimming with items that any music or book lover will want! We have books, CDs and digital downloads! Adele Elliott. Jim Calaway. Big Joe Shelton. Stephanie Jackson. Taylor Hoch. We are expecting new items, soon. Visit our shop, Read more [...]

Feb 15

“Listen To The Movies” Performance To Feature Theme Music From Well-known Movies

Music and movie fans will get the best of both worlds at a program hosted on campus Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Connie Sills Kossen Auditorium of Poindexter Hall. The Department of Music at Mississippi University for Women and the Mississippi Read more [...]

Feb 14

Lowndes County Board Of Supervisors Meeting Agenda For February 14, 2014

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We urge all citizens of Lowndes County to attend this meeting, which is being held TODAY at the Lowndes County Courthouse (205 2nd Avenue North), beginning at 9 a.m. Read more [...]

Feb 14

Developing Curious Learners Is Goal Of MUW’s QEP

As part of its self-study leading to reaffirmation of accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Mississippi University for Women is launching a five-year Quality Enhancement Plan to foster a culture that Read more [...]

Feb 13

Mother Goose’s Annual Valentine’s Day Tea Party Is Today!

Mother Goose’s annual Valentine’s Day Tea Party is being held today at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library (314 7th Street North)! Children should be dressed up and ready to enjoy Valentine’s refreshments. The yearly style parade will be held and a lesson Read more [...]

Feb 13

MUW Master’s Degree Nurse Practitioner Graduates Have 100 Percent Pass Rate On Certification Exam

The excellent quality of Mississippi University for Women’s nursing program was reflected in test results from 30 master’s degree nurse practitioner graduates, who recently took the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Exam. MUW Read more [...]

Feb 11

MUW To Host Community Health Fair On Feb. 13

The Department of Health and Kinesiology at Mississippi University for Women will host its annual community health fair Thursday, Feb. 13. This event will be held in the Pohl Gym from 8:30 a.m. to noon. “The Community Health Fair is very important Read more [...]

Feb 11

Scenes From The Magnolia Motor Speedway Awards Banquet

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Check out these scenes from Magnolia Motor Speedway’s Annual Awards Banquet, which was held at the Trotter Convention Center in Columbus recently.   All photos courtesy of Scott Oglesby of Foto-1.       Read more [...]

Feb 11

Pets Of The Week From The Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society

Caty: Adult, tri-color, spayed female, Beagle mix. She is a great dog that needs a loving forever home.

Please help find a forever home for these beautiful dogs and cats. For more information, call (662) 327-3107, visit www.clhumanesociety.org, or stop by the Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society at 50 Airline Road. Read more [...]

Feb 11

Friends Of The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library Book Sale Scheduled For Feb. 13 & 15

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Feb 11

Weather-Related Closures In The Columbus Area For Feb. 11

We have received the following notifications of weather-related closures Columbus Air Force Base Closes Tuesday, Feb. 11 Due to forecasted inclement weather and potentially hazardous road conditions, Columbus Air Force Base will close on Tuesday, Feb. Read more [...]

Feb 10

BULLETIN: MUW Cancels All Classes And Events For Feb. 11, 2014

Mississippi University for Women has canceled all classes, including those in the Life Enrichment Program, and events scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 11. All offices are closed. This decision is in anticipation of a winter storm which is predicted to produce Read more [...]

Feb 10

Race Cars In Leigh Mall?

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That’s right! As these photos attest, race cars were, in fact, on display in Columbus’ Leigh Mall, recently. We hope that you enjoy these images, which were provided to Real Media by Scott Oglesby of Foto-1. Read more [...]

Feb 10

Financial Focus: On Valentine’s Day, Financial Gifts Can Be Sweet

Valentine’s Day is almost here. This year, instead of sticking with flowers or chocolates for your valentine, why not give a gift with a future? Specifically, consider making a meaningful financial gift. However, a “meaningful” gift doesn’t gain Read more [...]

Feb 09

Seminar Helps Educate High School Students And Their Parents About Admissions Process

High schools students, their parents and other interested individuals are invited to attend a free seminar at Mississippi University for Women to learn about the admissions process. The Columbus/MUW branch of the American Association of University Women Read more [...]

Feb 09

East Mississippi Community College Named As One Of Top 150 In The Country

Highlighting the critical importance of improving student success in America’s community colleges, the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program has named East Mississippi Community College as one of the nation’s top 150 community colleges eligible Read more [...]

Feb 09

Noted Local Author Sylvia Higginbotham Dies

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Sylvia Higginbotham, the author of more than 14 books about the South, died on Feb. 8, 2014 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. She was 72. Higginbotham, who spent her childhood in Mississippi’s rural Jones County, wrote primarily about Read more [...]

Feb 08

New Hope Claims Top Spot At EMCC Scholars’ Olympiad

Bradley Allen of Oak Hill Academy accepts the certificate for top score in the math category from recruiter Michael Black Friday at East Mississippi Community College’s Scholars’ Olympiad. Seven schools and more than 100 students participated in the testing competition at EMCC’s Golden Triangle campus. More than $37,000 in scholarships was awarded to top scorers. New Hope High School, Caledonia High School and Columbus High School finished first, second and third in the overall competition.

New Hope High School outperformed six other area high schools to claim first place overall at East Mississippi Community College’s annual Scholars’ Olympiad. The academic and career-technical testing competition was held Friday at EMCC’s Golden Read more [...]

Feb 08

Alumna’s Documentary On Racial Reconciliation To Air Nationwide On Public Television

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An alumna’s documentary, which tells about the current state of race relations in Mississippi, is back in the spotlight and will be broadcast nationwide on more than 60 Public Broadcasting Service stations. It was just four years ago that Myra Williams Read more [...]

Feb 07

The Jan. 31, 2014 Print Edition Of The Real Story Is Now Available Online!

The Jan. 31, 2014 print edition of The Real Story is now available online! Simply click on the “Print Edition” button in the navigation menu above. Please enjoy! Read more [...]

Feb 07