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Columbus Primary Election May 7 / On The Campaign Trail

Columbus Primary Election May 7 / On The Campaign Trail

BY JEFF CLARK jeff.clark@test.columbuspacket.com/packet Twitter/Vine @thejeffclark Registered voters in three of the city’s six wards will take to the polls Tuesday to choose who will represent their ward at City Hall for the next four years. The city’s primary elections will place Democrat against Democrat…

In Memory of Mike Pratt

In Memory of Mike Pratt

April 29, 2013   It’s impossible to put into words all that Mike Pratt has contributed to Columbus Main Street, Market Street Festival and the entire City of Columbus. Mike was always there to lend a hand from beginning to end with a positive attitude…

Former Firefighter Surrenders on Child Exploitation Charges

Former Firefighter Surrenders on Child Exploitation Charges

Former Columbus Firefighter Tyler Lofton surrendered himself to the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office after he was charged with one count of exploitation of a child. The LCSO said  they had received a tip from the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office Cybercrime Task Force showing where an…

Letter From the Editor — May 2, 2013

Letter From the Editor — May 2, 2013

Letter from the Editor It’s the first weekend in May and that means two things: my wife and I moved to Columbus one year ago and it’s time for Market Street Festival. As an aside, if you are moving a  few blocks from Downtown Columbus,…

Bigelow Prepares for her First Market Street Festival

Bigelow Prepares for her First Market Street Festival

BY HOPE HARRINGTON OAKES Staff Writer hopeoakes@bellsouth.net When Barbara Bigelow became the Director of Main Street Columbus in February, she had to hit the ground running and hasn’t had time to stop. Her time has been largely consumed by the enormous amount of planning and…

Mother's Day Is Coming Soon — Honor Your Favorite Lady!

Mother's Day Is Coming Soon — Honor Your Favorite Lady!

The Columbus Packet will be publishing a special Mother’s Day Edition on May 9, 2013! In this upcoming edition, we will be offering readers the chance to include  a special advertisement just for their own special mom or grandma or better half, with custom wording,…

Crime Roundup for May 2, 2013

Crime Roundup for May 2, 2013

Window Smasher Strikes Again      The Ranch House Restaurant on Alabama Street in East Columbus suffered significant damage after a serial vandal went on a window breaking spree late Tuesday night. An off-duty law enforcement officer called E-911 after he witnessed 29-year old Jonathan Joiner bust…

The Curb Exchange  — with Tradelast and Gutterman

The Curb Exchange — with Tradelast and Gutterman

      Columbus residents with a craving for Uncle Herschel’s Favorite breakfast or the longing to purchase an oversized wooden rocker may soon have the opportunity to fulfill these desires. According to a Columbus city official, the popular restaurant chain Cracker Barrel has set its…

Horrific Wreck on Bypass Kills Two

Horrific Wreck on Bypass Kills Two

Last Thursday, April 18, just minutes after 7 pm, Lowndes County E-911 received several calls concerning a violent wreck on the Hwy 82 Bypass near PACCAR. Witnesses on scene reported that a white car had been hit by an 18-wheeler. Callers also told 911 operators…

A Seasoned Fighter

A Seasoned Fighter

By Hope Harrington Oakes Mott Ellis remembers being angry when her mother was diagnosed with lung cancer in 1991.  “When Mom was diagnosed and I saw what she had to go through, I got angry,” Elli said. “There was no rhyme or reason to it.” Ellis’…

Roberta Weeks Awarded Teacher of the Year

Roberta Weeks Awarded Teacher of the Year

By Liza Miley NHMS Language Arts Teacher Special to the Packet What is a hero to you?  To many people when they think of heroes, they think of cartoon characters, presidents, or professional athletes.  For myself, when I think of a hero, I think of…

Joy Prom

Joy Prom

By Sarah Wilson Special to The Columbus Packet The entire building shook as the bass bumped last Saturday night at Mt. Vernon Church’s Second Annual Joy Prom. More than 70 couples danced for hours to everything from the YMCA to the Harlem Shake while parents,…

Accreditation Team Visits Columbus Schools

Accreditation Team Visits Columbus Schools

BY BRIAN JONES An on-site visit to the Columbus Municipal School District by an accreditation team from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools ended last week with an outbriefing for district personnel.  The team mostly spoke well of the district, but also highlighted some…

Market Street Festival Kicks Off May 2

Market Street Festival Kicks Off May 2

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 Downtown Columbus. Festival director Amber Brislin said this year’s event promises to have something for everyone. “As 2013 marks the…

Copper Bandits Caught at Lee Middle

Copper Bandits Caught at Lee Middle

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 school.  Columbus Police officer Nick Williams was checking the grounds of the  old Lee Middle School campus shortly after 3:30…