"I need a raise"

Smith Breaks Tie to Give Self Raise at Budget Session

08/08/2014

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City Council, Columbus, Community, Featured, News, Politics:

BY BRIAN JONES Staff Writer brian.jones@packet-media.com The Columbus City Council held a special meeting August 6 to further discuss its budget process.  Less than one… Read More ›

Luna Gabe is stabilized near his demolished car.

Caledonia Wreck

08/22/2014

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Accidents, Featured, News, Wreck:

Packet Staff Reports Two people went to the hospital Sunday night after a violent collision on Cal-Kolola Road in Caledonia. Lowndes County Deputies and District… Read More ›

Travon Roby is tended to by medical responders after being tazed by police officers

Heidi Ho, Mate! — One Arrested In Heidiho Shootout

08/22/2014

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Suspect facing 13 charges Debbie Milliern \ The Packet A Southside man could face some serious jail time after he ran from police following a… Read More ›

The getaway car

Two Charged In Drive-By Shooting

08/15/2014

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Arrests, Crime, Disturbance, Featured, Lowndes County, Mug Shots, News, Weapons / Violence, Wreck:

Colin Krieger/The Packet Two Columbus men are in custody and facing charges for their involvement in a Monday drive-by shooting near Stokes Beard Elementary in… Read More ›

Burnin’ Rubber

Burnin’ Rubber

08/15/2014

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Michael ‘Big Mike’ Livingston/The Packet A local man was lucky to escape uninjured after his vehicle caught fire on the highway Sunday evening. Lowndes County… Read More ›

Pearl Mae Watson’s Buick Century

Beloved Columbus Woman Dies In Tragic Accident

08/15/2014

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Accidents, Columbus, Community, Featured, News, Wreck:

Colin Krieger/The Packet A Columbus woman who was hurt in a violent wreck Friday afternoon succumbed to her injuries early Sunday morning. Lowndes County Coroner… Read More ›

--Thats why he's runnin!--Deputy Mark McGairty grins at a passing deputy shortly after discovering 2 ounces of cannabis in the abandoned Cadillac

Hampton In Trouble After Checking Out

08/01/2014

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Colin Krieger/The Packet Notorious local malefactor Damien “Thug” Hampton is still at large after he escaped capture and crashed his runaway car on Ridge Road… Read More ›

Leofio Remeco Williams hides his face as Paramedic Richard Holloway removes the TASER prongs from his arm

Gotta Have That Beer

08/01/2014

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BY THE PACKET Photos By Debbie Milliern The mother-and-son Packeteer team of Debbie Milliern and Big Mike helped bring a shoplifter to justice on the… Read More ›

Tax Assessor Greg Andrews 
explains the value of a mill to the CMSD board.

CMSD Holds Budget Hearing — No Shortfall This Year

07/20/2014

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CMSD, Columbus, Community, Featured, News, Politics, School Board:

Value of Mill Expected to Drop Again Next Year BY BRIAN JONES Staff Writer brian.jones@packet-media.com The Columbus Municipal School Board held its FY15 budget hearing… Read More ›

Miss Mississippi, Jasmine Murray

Jasmine Murray, Miss Mississippi

07/20/2014

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HOPE HARRINGTON OAKES Staff Writer hopeharringtonoakes@gmail.com Like most young women her age, Columbus native Jasmine Murray stays pretty busy.  The Mississippi State University Broadcast Journalism… Read More ›

Sheriff Mike Alredge

Sheriff Honors First Responders [w/IMAGE GALLERY]

07/19/2014

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Colin Krieger/The Packet Lowndes County Sheriff Mike Arledge held a special ceremony to honor several first responders who were in service on March 18 when two deputies… Read More ›

Crash, Smash, Road Rash

Crash, Smash, Road Rash

07/19/2014

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Crash, Smash, Road Rash Michael “Big Mike” Livingston/The Packet     Lowndes County District 1 volunteers and sheriff’s deputies raced to the intersection of Dale Rd.… Read More ›

Jean Ann Evans conducts a reading exercise with flash cards

Heritage Holds Kindergarten Boot Camp

07/18/2014

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By the Packet and WCBI Heritage Academy held their inaugural “boot camp” for incoming first graders. The school designed the camp to act as a… Read More ›

The car was decimated in the accident

Ridge Road Wreck Smashes Shed

07/18/2014

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Colin  Krieger/The Packet A local couple will be in the market for new storage shed after theirs was destroyed by an uninsured motorist early Monday… Read More ›

A frustrated Brian Henry waits for information from police while standing next to his deceased companion.

Shooting of Family Dog Leads To Lawsuit

07/12/2014

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Colin Krieger/The Packet An unfortunate incident between neighbors looks like it will end up in court after a family dog was shot and killed early… Read More ›

Debbie Millern/The Packet 
 Rennie Gibbs pleads with officers as she is taken into custody

Tazed on Tape

06/19/2014

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Arrests, Corrections, Crime, Disturbance, Featured, News:

Police Arrest Bystanders After Northside Arrest Exclusive Video of Late Night Tazing On The Packet Website Packet Staff Report [UPDATE: Video referenced in this article… Read More ›

Courtesy Photo Cantrell Clay

“He Didn’t Bother Nobody” — Community Has Questions After Columbus Man’s Death

06/06/2014

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BY COLIN KRIEGER columbuspacket@cableone.net A Columbus family is in mourning and rumors are swirling as a Columbus man has died after being discovered laying unconscious… Read More ›

Stronger Every Day: Chicago at The Beau Rivage Theater May 30

Stronger Every Day: Chicago at The Beau Rivage Theater May 30

06/06/2014

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Entertainment, Featured, Music:

Stronger Everyday Chicago brings well-oiled machine to Mississippi Gulf Coast Beau Rivage Theater Friday, May 30 BY JEFF CLARK jeff.clark@packet-media.com   If there is a… Read More ›

Starkville Aldermen Discuss Graffiti Problem

Starkville Aldermen Discuss Graffiti Problem

06/05/2014

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Community, Politics, Starkville:

BY NIAH JAMERSON Packet Intern Parker Wiseman   STARKVILLE – Volunteer Starkville coordinator, Jamey Bachman, appeared before the Starkville Board of Aldermen on Tuesday night… Read More ›

Longtime West Point Veterinarian Pete Edwards Dies At 69

Longtime West Point Veterinarian Pete Edwards Dies At 69

06/05/2014

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Packet Staff Reports Pete Edwards  WEST POINT –  Dr. Pete Edwards of West Point has passed away. Edwards, 69, was a longtime resident who touched… Read More ›