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The Soundtrack Of Summer Tour May 29 Tuscaloosa Amphitheater

06/05/2014

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The Soundtrack Of Your Life Soundtrack of Summer Tour Don Felder, Foreigner and STYX Thursday, May 29 Tuscaloosa Amphitheater BY JEFF CLARK jeff.clark@packet-media.com   Although… Read More ›

Tax Assessor Greg Andrews 
explains the value of a mill to the CMSD board.

CMSD Holds Budget Hearing — No Shortfall This Year

07/20/2014

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CMSD, Columbus, Community, Featured, News, Politics, School Board:

Value of Mill Expected to Drop Again Next Year BY BRIAN JONES Staff Writer brian.jones@packet-media.com The Columbus Municipal School Board held its FY15 budget hearing… Read More ›

Miss Mississippi, Jasmine Murray

Jasmine Murray, Miss Mississippi

07/20/2014

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HOPE HARRINGTON OAKES Staff Writer hopeharringtonoakes@gmail.com Like most young women her age, Columbus native Jasmine Murray stays pretty busy.  The Mississippi State University Broadcast Journalism… Read More ›

Sheriff Mike Alredge

Sheriff Honors First Responders [w/IMAGE GALLERY]

07/19/2014

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Colin Krieger/The Packet Lowndes County Sheriff Mike Arledge held a special ceremony to honor several first responders who were in service on March 18 when two deputies… Read More ›

Crash, Smash, Road Rash

Crash, Smash, Road Rash

07/19/2014

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Crash, Smash, Road Rash Michael “Big Mike” Livingston/The Packet     Lowndes County District 1 volunteers and sheriff’s deputies raced to the intersection of Dale Rd.… Read More ›

Jean Ann Evans conducts a reading exercise with flash cards

Heritage Holds Kindergarten Boot Camp

07/18/2014

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By the Packet and WCBI Heritage Academy held their inaugural “boot camp” for incoming first graders. The school designed the camp to act as a… Read More ›

The car was decimated in the accident

Ridge Road Wreck Smashes Shed

07/18/2014

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Colin  Krieger/The Packet A local couple will be in the market for new storage shed after theirs was destroyed by an uninsured motorist early Monday… Read More ›

A frustrated Brian Henry waits for information from police while standing next to his deceased companion.

Shooting of Family Dog Leads To Lawsuit

07/12/2014

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Colin Krieger/The Packet An unfortunate incident between neighbors looks like it will end up in court after a family dog was shot and killed early… Read More ›

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 Rennie Gibbs pleads with officers as she is taken into custody

Tazed on Tape

06/19/2014

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Police Arrest Bystanders After Northside Arrest Exclusive Video of Late Night Tazing On The Packet Website Packet Staff Report [UPDATE: Video referenced in this article… Read More ›

Courtesy Photo Cantrell Clay

“He Didn’t Bother Nobody” — Community Has Questions After Columbus Man’s Death

06/06/2014

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BY COLIN KRIEGER columbuspacket@cableone.net A Columbus family is in mourning and rumors are swirling as a Columbus man has died after being discovered laying unconscious… Read More ›

Stronger Every Day: Chicago at The Beau Rivage Theater May 30

Stronger Every Day: Chicago at The Beau Rivage Theater May 30

06/06/2014

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Stronger Everyday Chicago brings well-oiled machine to Mississippi Gulf Coast Beau Rivage Theater Friday, May 30 BY JEFF CLARK jeff.clark@packet-media.com   If there is a… Read More ›

Starkville Aldermen Discuss Graffiti Problem

Starkville Aldermen Discuss Graffiti Problem

06/05/2014

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BY NIAH JAMERSON Packet Intern Parker Wiseman   STARKVILLE – Volunteer Starkville coordinator, Jamey Bachman, appeared before the Starkville Board of Aldermen on Tuesday night… Read More ›

Longtime West Point Veterinarian Pete Edwards Dies At 69

Longtime West Point Veterinarian Pete Edwards Dies At 69

06/05/2014

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Packet Staff Reports Pete Edwards  WEST POINT –  Dr. Pete Edwards of West Point has passed away. Edwards, 69, was a longtime resident who touched… Read More ›

Two Arrested For Assault On Southside

06/05/2014

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Debbie Milliern/The Packet An alleged Wednesday night assault has led to the arrest of two Columbus men.Columbus police were dispatched to 14th Street South and… Read More ›

Mayor Smith presents the plaque

[Image Gallery] Community Center Dedicated In Morris’ Name

05/30/2014

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Photos By The Packet At a ceremony held Friday, May 23, a community center at the Columbus Housing Authority  was dedicated in the name of… Read More ›

“The Grace of God” — Boy Rescued From Drowning At Riverwalk

“The Grace of God” — Boy Rescued From Drowning At Riverwalk

05/29/2014

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BY COLIN KRIEGER AND HOPE HARRINGTON OAKES An 11-year-old Columbus boy is recovering in a Jackson hospital after he nearly drowned at the Columbus Riverwalk… Read More ›

Chicago

Chicago: Now More Than Ever

05/29/2014

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Pioneering “Rock Band With Horns” To Release New Album July 4 BY JEFF CLARK With a repertoire that includes more than 100,000,000 albums sold worldwide,… Read More ›

Local Flavor by Hope Harrington Oakes – Issue 1089

Local Flavor by Hope Harrington Oakes – Issue 1089

05/23/2014

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Staff Writer hopeharringtonoakes@gmail.com Okay, I will be the first to admit it, sometimes, I can be such a goofball!  In last week’s column I tried… Read More ›

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Don Felder

Don Felder: The Long Road To Forever

05/23/2014

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BY JEFF CLARK It’s been more than 10 years since Don Felder unplugged his signature Gibson EDS-1275 (the “SG double neck”) guitar and left the… Read More ›

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Styx Photo shoot with Ash Newell

Soundtrack Of Summer Tour To Land In Tuscaloosa May 29

05/23/2014

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Show Features Foreigner, Styx and Don Felder BY JEFF CLARK jeff.clark@packet-media.com When the Soundtrack of Summer tour rolls into Tuscaloosa May 29, it brings with… Read More ›