Category Archives: Columbus

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Celebrating Veterans Day

A Tuesday evening wreck landed a Columbus man in jail. Henry Briggs, 53, of Columbus, was traveling down Yorkville Road Tuesday night when he apparently lost control of his vehicle….

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Trotter Renovations on Schedule

According to Robyn Eastman of J5 Broaddus, renovations at the Trotter Convention Center in downtown Columbus are ahead of schedule and under budget. Eastman said the project is about 78…

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Veteran’s Parade

Pictures from the Columbus Veterans Parade.

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Riverhill Bandit Busted

COLUMBUS – A Columbus man accused of robbing two Columbus convenience stores was arrested Thursday, Oct. 16 by investigators with the Columbus Police Department. According to CPD Commander of Investigations…

Cinematic Curmudgeon

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…

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Tate Stevens To Headline 11th Annual Caledonia Days Festival

Country Music performer Tate Stevens, 2012 X Factor winner, will headline the festival’s kick off concert on Friday Oct. 17. Born in Japan where his father was stationed in the…

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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…

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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…

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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…


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…

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….

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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…

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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…


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…


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…

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Terry Wayne Brown Sr.

State Senator President Pro Tempore, Terry W. Brown, Sr., 64, passed away Thursday, September 4, 2014 at Baptist Memorial Hospital Golden Triangle, Columbus, MS after a battle with cancer. Visitation…

Frog Bottom Nightmare

Frog Bottom Nightmare

COLUMBUS  A legacy of violence continues to follow a group of friends on the Columbus Northside. Just after 1 a.m. Saturday, emergency responders were called to the intersection of Peach…

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Ailing Senator In Critical Condition

Sen. Terry Brown, R-Columbus, the President Pro Tempore of the Mississippi Senate, is in the Critical Care Unit of Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle in Columbus. Brown has been on the…

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Racial Slurs Lead To Smack-Down, Arrest Of Father/Son Duo

A heated late night exchange sent a father and son to jail, with a pit stop at the hospital. Witnesses told Columbus Police that the incident occured when Steven and…

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Beloved Columbus Woman Dies In Tragic Accident

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 Greg Merchant said that 90-year-old…