CPD Seeks Man in Identity Theft Case

The Packet The Columbus Police Department is seeking information in identifying this person.   This is a person of interest in an identity theft where a credit card was stolen on Jan. 31 and fraudulently used. Anyone with information is  asked to call the Columbus Police Department or Crime Stoppers at...

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Shot to the knee at the Columbus Suite

     Steve Rogers/The Packet Marital bliss and happy Valentine’s turned into gunfire for a newlywed Lowndes County couple. Parish Devaughn Brewer, 24, of 172 Swedenburg Circle in Columbus, was charged with aggravated domestic violence and possession of a weapon by a felon after police say he shot his 24-year-old wife in the leg during a dispute Monday evening at a Columbus motel. Brewer remains in the Lowndes County Jail under a hold by the Mississippi Department of Correction because he already was on probation in this state. He also has an armed robbery charge from October 2011 from Dekalb...

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Rickie Hill Obituary

Rickie Hill COLUMBUS, MS Rickie L. Hill passed away Jan. 27, 2017. Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at West Lowndes High School. Visitation was held from noon-7 p.m. Friday at Lee-Sykes Funeral Home Chapel. Mr. Hill was born Aug. 16, 1959, to Cora Hill and the late Walter Hill in Crawford. He was a member of Oakland MB Church in Crawford and attended Pleasant Grove MB Church. He was a graduate of Motley High School and attended East Mississippi Community College, Bessemer State Technical College, Mississippi State University and Troy University. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and was previously employed as an automotive technician at Starkville Ford Mercury in Starkville, Premier Ford in Columbus and as an educator in the Columbus Municipal School District. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his sister, Berna Dean Hille; and brothers, Walter Hill Jr. and L.A. Hill. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Veronica Howard Hill; children, Rickie Jr., Reginald and Samantha Hill; sister, Emma Hill Harris of Crawford; brothers, David Hill of Columbus and Gary Hill of Arlington,...

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Lowndes Arrests: 2/3/17-2/9/17

Christopher L. J. Brackin, age 37, of 131 DOGWOOD CV, was arrested on 01/31/17 for burglary. Lavento S. Fox, age 33, of 1801 4TH ST S, was arrested on 01/30/17 for weapon-possession of by felon, agg. assault w/weapon or other means, robbery-armed, failure to appear. Deangelo L. Fisher, age 34, of 408 8TH AVE N, was arrested on 01/29/17 for agg. assault w/weapon or other means, robbery-armed, weapon-possession of by felon. Lavenancho S. Fox Jr., age 18, of 1801 3RD AVE S, was arrested on 01/31/17 for agg. assault w/weapon or other means, robbery-armed. Jason M. Dickerson, age 20, of 1124 6TH AVE N, was arrested on 01/30/17 for possession of marijuana, possession, furnish, contraband items within...

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EMCC Breaks Ground on Communiversity

BY BRIAN JONES brian.jones@packet-media.com MAYHEW – National, state and local dignitaries attended the groundbreaking for East Mississippi Community College’s Communiversity on Dec. 9. Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves was the keynote speaker. The Communiversity is a workforce training facility that will be located on the frontage road west of the Paccer site, on about 30 acres of land donated by the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors. The $42 million project includes a 135,000 square foot facility will provide job training for EMCC students and dual enrollment classes for high school students. It was developed through a partnership between EMCC, the...

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