Moore Reward Up to $10,000

by Steve Rogers/The Packet A wanted Lowndes County man now has a $10,000 bounty on his head. Two $3,000 additions pushed the reward for 29-year-old armed robbery suspect Delvin Moore’s arrest to $10,000. The latest money included $3,000 each from the drug forfeiture funds from the city of Columbus and District Attorney Scott Colom’s office. Lowndes County investigators hope the increased reward will prompt someone to come forward with information of where Moore is hiding. All information will remain anonymous. Moore ran from the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center Sept. 2. “We haven’t stopped and won’t stop looking for...

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District 2 VFD Honors Child Who Called 911

Photo by The Packet On Oct. 10 the District 2 Volunteer Fire Department gave Brinyn Skih Baker, 9, and Brooklyn Baker, 4, a goodie bags and a tour of the fire station after they called 911 to report a kitchen fire at their Stinson Creek Road home the previous weekend. Brinyn called 911 because her aunt was in the shower when the fire...

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District 4 Meeting Focuses on Drainage, Sewer

BY BRIAN JONES brian.jones@packet-media.com District 4 Supervisor Jeff Smith held a community meeting at New Beginnings Full Gospel Church on Oct. 9 to discuss drainage and sewer projects in the east side of his district. Officials from the City of Columbus, Columbus Light and Water, East Lowndes Water Association and the Tombigbee River Valley Water Management District were all on hand to explain progress and answer questions. About 40 people attended. Engineer Kevin Stafford of Neel-Schaffer, who is also the city engineer for Columbus, described efforts to improve drainage in areas off of Highway 69. “This will start at...

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Hwy 69 Shooting

The West Point man suspected of shooting another man two weeks ago in a domestic-related incident has turned himself in. But the owner of the gun and suspected getaway driver still is being sought. Cortez Young, 22, a 2013 graduate of West Point High School and cheerleader at East Mississippi Community College in 2015-16, turned himself in on aggravated assault charges Thursday afternoon. No bond has been set. A second man, Antwon Marquis Williams, 28, of West Point is wanted for questioning because the High Point .380-caliber handgun found at the scene was registered to him. He also is suspected...

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Two Plead Guilty in Brutal West Point Assault

by Steve Rogers A two Okolona men face up to 20 years in prison each Friday when they are sentenced in the brutal assault three years ago that severely injured West Point resident 35-year-old Ralph Weems IV, a Marine and Iraq War veteran, outside the Huddle House in West Point. Kent Davis, 26, and Marquavious McMillan, 23, pleaded guilty Monday in Clay County Circuit Court to aggravated assault. They chose to plead rather than go to trial. Davis had been scheduled to go to trial Monday. Davis and McMillan both accepted a plea bargain deal, but District Attorney Scott...

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