Man Arrested for Church Burglary

By Steve Rogers The Packet He once sued a police chief and detective for false arrest. More recently, his late evening visits asking for money have disturbed a growing number of north Columbus residents. Now, 39-year-old Develle Henderson, who Columbus Police say is homeless, is in jail, charged with stealing a television from a church. According to a police press release, on May 31 the Church of Christ at 2401 Seventh Street North reported a burglary. Henderson was arrested June 14. The television has not been recovered. Numerous residents of neighborhoods near Holly Hills and Bluecutt roads have reported...

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Father’s Child Ministry Hosts Breakfast

Taylor Hodges, Maxwell Leach and Matthew Leach Father’s Child founder, Edward Yeates, is pictured with Joshua Wright, a graduate of the program.  Wright is a student at MSU. Father’s Child Ministry hosted a Father’s Day Breakfast on Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at Fairview Baptist Church in Columbus, but the emphasis was also on honoring the family.  Edward Yeates, founder of Father’s Child Ministry spoke about the “Power of a Praying Father”.  After the program, attendees enjoyed sharing a delicious meal of eggs, biscuits, sweets and fruit. The vision of FCM is “To see...

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Woman Slashes Man With Box Cutter

By Steve Rogers The Packet A panic alarm at a convenience store cash register has Lowndes County deputies expecting one thing. They found another. At about 8:40 p.m. Friday, deputies responded to the Shell station at the Highway 82-Highway 45 exit in response to the alarm. When a deputy looked into the store, he saw a man standing near the cash register bleeding. Turns out, a day-long dispute had turned violent. It landed 43-year-old Patricia Ann Moody of 102 S. Browder St. #75 in jail on aggravated domestic assault charges. According to Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Marc Miley, Moody and...

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Grant Funds Women’s Support Program at EMCC Campuses

Brenda Anderson, at left, and Teresa Rogers-Johnson, center, have both served as mentors in East Mississippi Community College’s EMPOWR program, which is dedicated to keeping nontraditional women students from dropping out. They are pictured here with EMCC EMPOWR Coordinator Michele Arney at right. The program will be offered at both the Scooba and Golden Triangle campuses for the next two years. (Courtesy photo) MAYHEW — A program in which female sophomore students serve as mentors to their at-risk freshmen counterparts will continue for another two years at East Mississippi Community College’s Golden Triangle campus and will be introduced for...

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Burglar Nabbed

The Packet A man is in custody after alert officers heard a burglar alarm at a Highway 45 business. About 5 a.m. on June 13 Columbus Police Department officers heard an alarm going off at Express Oil Change, 2336 Highway 45 North, and stopped to investigate. Dispatchers told them that additional alarms were being set off inside, and they soon found Lamar Cobby Williams, of 2305 Highway 45 North Apt. C, allegedly hiding inside. Williams was arrested and charged with burglary of a business. Municipal Judge Gary Goodwin denied...

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