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Celebrating Veterans Day

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. Briggs went into a ditch and hit a mailbox before the vehicle came to rest…

Trotter Renovations on Schedule

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 percent complete as of this week. Work on the flooring and ceiling inside and the…

Riverhill Bandit Busted

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 Brent Swan, Marshal Porter, 36, of 104 McHall Drive in Columbus, has been charged with…

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…

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…

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…

Terry Wayne Brown Sr.

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 will be Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 10:00 am 1:00 PM at Pleasant Hill Baptist…

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 Street and Cherry Street in the Frog Bottom community for a reported shooting with one…

Ailing Senator In Critical Condition

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 unit for more than a week. On Wednesday, a feeding tube was removed from Brown’s…

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

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 Michael Pierce entered the Huddle House on Military Road. Thepairallegedlyspoutedoffseveral racial slurs, insulting and arguing…

Beloved Columbus Woman Dies In Tragic Accident

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 Pearl Mae Watson died from multiple traumas to her body suffered in the accident. Witnesses…