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Market Street Festival Kicks Off May 2

Market Street Festival Kicks Off May 2

04/26/2013

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Columbus, Community, Entertainment, Featured, Lowndes County, Music:

BY JEFF CLARK jeff.clark@test.columbuspacket.com/packet Twitter/Vine @thejeffclark One of Columbus’ biggest events gets underway next Friday. The annual Market Street Festival begins Fri., May 2 in… Read More ›

Copper Bandits Caught at Lee Middle

Copper Bandits Caught at Lee Middle

04/21/2013

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Arrests, Columbus, Crime, Featured, Lowndes County, New Hope, News:

Two Columbus men were caught red-handed at the old Lee Middle School when officers with the Columbus Police Department noticed a suspicious vehicle near the… Read More ›

A Love of Teaching

A Love of Teaching

04/21/2013

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Columbus, Community, Featured:

By Hope Harrington Oakes For the past thirty-one-plus years, Willie Bell has awakened each morning ready to take on what a day of teaching and… Read More ›

CVB (Again) Votes Down Juneteenth — Board Rumbles over Minutes

CVB (Again) Votes Down Juneteenth — Board Rumbles over Minutes

04/20/2013

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Columbus, Community, Featured, Lowndes County, News, Politics:

BY BRIAN JONES The Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau refused to fund Juneteenth on a 5-4 vote at a stormy April 15 meeting. The item… Read More ›

Freaky Friday

Freaky Friday

04/20/2013

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Accidents, Arrests, Columbus, Crime, Featured, Lowndes County, News, Robbery / Burglary, Wreck:

    The local gossip scene is all abuzz after stories of a shooting, an overturned car and an armed robbery made the rounds after Columbus… Read More ›

Brooks: Juneteenth will go on

Brooks: Juneteenth will go on

04/20/2013

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Columbus, Columns, Community, Featured, Lowndes County, News, Politics:

District 5 Supervisor Alleges Political Motives Used to Block Juneteenth Festival By Jeff Clark jeff.clark@test.columbuspacket.com/packet Twitter/Vine @thejeffclark Less than 24 hours after the Columbus-Lowndes Convention… Read More ›

Letter to the Editor – Hilda Hill Fox

04/20/2013

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Arrests, Columbus, Crime, Letters to the Editor, Lowndes County:

Dear Editor, God’s Grace and Mercy Kept Me One morning in 1994 our neighborhood was being canvassed all day every day; however it was not… Read More ›

Picture Gallery: Grillin' on the River 2013

04/19/2013

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Grillin on the River took place this year on April 13th and 14th.   Kansas City Barbecue Society Final Standings after this year’s competition: PRO:… Read More ›

04/19/2013

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Columbus, Community, Featured, Lowndes County, News, Opinion, Politics:

League of Voters Forum Review BY RON WILLIAMS There were two apparents that one could be left with from the League of Voters candidate forum… Read More ›

HanaLena to play MUW Homecoming

HanaLena to play MUW Homecoming

04/19/2013

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Columbus, Community, Entertainment, Featured, Music, MUW, News, Starkville:

It will be a homecoming of sorts when Nashville-based HanaLena plays Rent Auditorium tonight as part of Mississippi University for Women’s Spring Homecoming. HanaLena, sisters… Read More ›

Local Man Loses Life in Motorcycle Wreck

Local Man Loses Life in Motorcycle Wreck

04/14/2013

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Accidents, Columbus, Featured, Lowndes County, Starkville, Wreck:

The blinding sunset Tuesday evening may have factored into a tragic accident that led to the death of a 46-year-old Starkville man. Mildred Smith, of… Read More ›

Chuck Yarborough, the Crypt Keeper

Chuck Yarborough, the Crypt Keeper

04/14/2013

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By Hope Harrington Oakes Friendship Cemetery has long been an important landmark in the city of Columbus since it was founded on a bluff overlooking… Read More ›

Teen robs Convenience Store Eight Days After Release from Jail

Teen robs Convenience Store Eight Days After Release from Jail

04/13/2013

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Arrests, Columbus, Crime, Featured, Lowndes County, Robbery / Burglary:

A man suspected of robbing a popular Southside store at gunpoint is in custody after a Crimestoppers tip led to his arrest last Thursday evening.… Read More ›

City to Discuss Felony Hire Policy Tuesday

04/13/2013

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Columbus, Community, Crime, Featured, Lowndes County, Politics:

By Jeff Clark jeff.clark@test.columbuspacket.com/packet Twitter @thejeffclark The Columbus City Council on Tuesday will discuss a new employee hiring policy which includes the omission of the… Read More ›

CMSD Talks About Charter Schools, Mag Bowl, Lee

04/12/2013

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Columbus, Community, Featured, Lowndes County, Politics:

During a sprawling, at times glacial four-and-a-half-hour meeting, the Columbus Municipal School Board discussed charter schools, the Magnolia Bowl, a snafu with federal grant, the… Read More ›

Give Your Home a True Green Cleaning this Spring

04/12/2013

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Caledonia, Columbus, Community, Featured, MUW, New Hope, Starkville, West Point:

Special to The Columbus Packet (BPT) – When you clean your house in the spring, you really want it to be clean. Dirt, dust and… Read More ›

Grilling on the River Kicks Off Friday

04/12/2013

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By Jeff Clark jeff.clark@test.columbuspacket.com/packet Twitter @thejeffclark A popular barbecue competition returns Friday after a one-year absence. Grilling on the River, a barbecue competition sanctioned by… Read More ›

On The Campaign Trail

04/12/2013

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Columbus, Columns, Community, Featured, Lowndes County, Politics:

By Jeff Clark jeff.clark@test.columbuspacket.com/packet Twitter @thejeffclark It has been a busy week for the candidates as the primary election is less than a month away.… Read More ›

The Round Up

The Round Up

04/07/2013

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Accidents, Arrests, Columbus, Crime, Drugs, DUI, Featured, Lowndes County, Mug Shots, Politics, Wreck:

Shoulda Buckled Up! For lack of a seatbelt, 32-year-old Devegas Liddell lead state and county officials on a high speed chase through the busy streets… Read More ›

Giant Drug Bust by Food Giant

Giant Drug Bust by Food Giant

04/07/2013

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Arrests, Columbus, Crime, Drugs, Featured, Lowndes County:

Annunciation Catholic School in East Columbus was put on lockdown last Thursday after narcotics agents made a major drug bust just across the street from… Read More ›