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Savannah Smiles Bracelets

Savannah Smiles Bracelets Special to the Packet Savannah Weathers, a 7th-grade student at Heritage Academy and daughter of Chris and Phadra Weathers, displayed her handmade bracelets and artwork at the Columbus Market Street Festival. Her company, “Savannah Smiles Bracelets,” sells…

MCSO Continues Storm Cleanup In Monroe County

MCSO Continues Storm Cleanup In Monroe County Special to the Packet MCSO would like to give a HUGE shout out to the MS Dept. of Corrections, Commissioner Burl Cane, Dep Commissioner Blevins, Lt. Short, Commander Stockett, and others not mentioned,…

Mental Health Walk

Mental Health Walk By Pam Brownlee  As May is Mental Health Month, the First Annual Mental Health Walk was held on Thursday, May 4, at the Columbus Soccer Complex. The walk began at the Columbus Soccer Complex, proceeded to the…

Truck Fire at the Soccer Complex

Truck Fire at the Soccer Complex Special to the Packet   A red Nissan Titan caught fire at the soccer complex in Columbus on Tuesday at around 1:00 p.m. An on-scene source who spoke to The Packet reported that the…

TVA to Award $210,000 Grant to Franklin Academy

TVA to Award $210,000 Grant to Franklin Academy Special to the Packet Columbus Light and Water announced that Franklin Academy, in the Columbus Municipal School District, received a $210,000 Building Energy Upgrade or Learning Environment grant from TVA’s School Uplift…

Former Columbus City Councilman Passes

Former Columbus City Councilman Passes Special to the Packet Columbus, MS – Sidney Lamar Thompson, Sr., a former Columbus City Councilman and a veteran of the Korean War, passed away on May 7, 2023, at Baptist Memorial Hospital at the…

Baptist Golden Triangle earns 23 consecutive straight ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grades from Leapfrog Group

Baptist Golden Triangle earns 23 consecutive straight ‘A’ Special to the Packet COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle has received an A Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group for the 23rd consecutive time. This accolade makes Baptist…

Mississippi Senators Splits On Colom Appointment

Mississippi Senators Splits On Colom Appointment Taylor Vance/Daily Journal U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker still supports President Joe Biden’s nomination of Scott Colom to a federal judicial seat in north Mississippi, despite the Magnolia State’s other U.S. senator blocking the appointment….