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Movie Review: Dracula Untold

Movie Review: Dracula Untold

“Dracula Untold” (** OUT OF ****) is a picturesque potboiler. A tapestry of gorgeous computer generated imagery, this predictable prequel about Bram Stoker’s immortal bloodsucker before he forsook his sword for fangs springs few surprises. Essentially, it looks like Universal has revamped the franchise. Luke Evans,…

Started From The Bottom Now They’re Here

Started From The Bottom Now They’re Here

In case you don’t have Twitter, Facebook, cable TV, didn’t attend church Sunday basically, if you live at the bottom of the sea you may not know that the MSU Bulldogs are now the No. 1 team in the country in the AP Poll and…

MSU, Ole Miss Tied Third In The AP Poll

MSU, Ole Miss Tied Third In The AP Poll

Repent now for the end may be near. The first case of the ebola virus has been reported in the U.S., Ole Miss beat Alabama and Miss. State destroyed Texas A&M, an MSU quarterback is serious Heisman contender (let that one sink in for a…

Know Your Candidates

Know Your Candidates

The special election to fill the senate seat in District 17 left vacant by the death of New Hope native Terry Brown will be Tuesday, Nov. 4. The following have qualified for the election: William (Bill)  Canon held the district 17 senate seat for years before he…

Movie Review: The Maze Runner

Movie Review: The Maze Runner

Usually, Hollywood does little justice to novels. Undoubtedly, this has something to do the sense of unity the author or authors impose on their work, despite any tampering on the part of the publisher. By the time the novel illuminates the screen, a horde of…

Prayer For The City Of Columbus

Prayer For The City Of Columbus

Members of the community joined together Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. to pray hand-in-hand in Sim Scott Park. The prayer movement is a peaceful, spiritual answer to the recent violence in the Friendly City. Letters To The Editor – Northside holds prayer Dear Editor, Heads were bowed,…

CPD Investigating Two Shootings

Investigators with the Columbus Police Department are looking into two shooting incidents that occurred less than 48 hours apart. The first shooting happened just before midnight on Wednesday, Sept. 24. Columbus police responded to a call at 1515 21st Street North regarding “several shots fired.”…

Domestic Disturbance Turns To Rescue

Domestic Disturbance Turns To Rescue

Police officers responded to a domestic disturbance in Downtown Columbus Tuesday afternoon after a mother reported a fight between her husband and their 16-year-old son. Cindy Buob called Lowndes County E-911 to request that an officer respond to her home to help quell a heated…

Child Killed In Wednesday Morning Fire

Child Killed In Wednesday Morning Fire

A Columbus Middle School student died as the results of an early a.m. fire Thursday at Jamestown Apartments in East Columbus. Oranjula Shanklin, 11, lost her life as she tried to escape from her townhouse during the fire. On Wednesday, Columbus Municipal School District Superintendent…

Movie Review: The Equalizer

Movie Review: The Equalizer

Although he neither dons a mask nor fires silver bullets, Denzel Washington does virtually everything else that The Lone Ranger would in the Columbia Pictures’ big-screen adaptation of the vintage television crime series “The Equalizer.” For the record, CBS-TV aired 88 episodes of “The Equalizer”…

Give Me Twenty Dollars

Give Me Twenty Dollars

On Sunday, Sept. 28 at around 3 p.m., Patrick Roby was riding his bike around 18th Street North and 3rd Avenue North when he claims his bike was rearended by a white Aerostar van driven by Leroy Malone. Malone said Roby swerved and hit him…

Fire on Highway 45 Alternate

Fire on Highway 45 Alternate

A truck pulling a trailer full of large-scale plastic tubing and other items caught fire Monday afternoon around 12 p.m. The truck was traveling north on Highway 45 North Alternate. No injuries were reported. The incident is under investigation by the Mississippi Highway Patrol.

Movie Review: “No Good Deed”

Movie Review: “No Good Deed”

Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson have squandered their considerable thespian talents on “No Good Deed” (** OUT OF ****), a halfbaked, woman-in-jeopardy, home invasion thriller that springs few surprises during its ephemeral 84minutes. Ironically, Elba and Henson shared credit as executive producers, but they…

Over The Limit Under Arrest

Over The Limit Under Arrest

Just after 7:00 pm Saturday, Lowdes County first responders were dispatched to Jess Lyons Road near the intersection of Champion Road for a wreck involving a rollover. On scene, they found Jeremy Hayden trapped inside his Volkswagen Passat. Hayden was quickly freed from the demolished…

Up The Creek

Up The Creek

As seen in the Packet: A two-vehicle accident Wednesday night sent one person to the hospital and left a van in a creek. Stallings Shawvender, 23, was traveling westbound on Main Street (at the island) near 2nd Avenue near. the entrance to the Columbus Soccer…

I Was Going To The House

I Was Going To The House

Just before 6:30 p.m. last Thursday, Columbus Police Officer Christopher Smith attempted to make a traffic stop with a white Dodge Avenger near the intersection of 13th Street and 3rd Avenue North. The driver of the vehicle, 21-year-old Tyrone Pratt, declined to stop. Instead, he…