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Saturday Morning Scuffle

Saturday Morning Scuffle

Shortly after 1:00 am Saturday morning, Columbus Police officers were dispatched to a disturbance at Columbus Inn and Suites on Hwy 45 North.

"Tip a Cop"

"Tip a Cop"

Columbus Police Department held their first annual “Tip a Cop” event Tuesday night at Station 7 Bar and Grill for Relay for Life. Chief Joe St. John and his band, Flashpoint, performed while Captain Fred Shelton and CPD Information’s Officer, Terrie Songer waited tables. The…

Double Wrecked Jeep…with Cheese

Double Wrecked Jeep…with Cheese

While the injured women were being loaded into the ambulances, Shepard leaned against his totaled vehicle and began eating what appeared to be a rather larger cheeseburger. (Fast food connoisseurs close to the investigation tell The Packet that the burger looks to be a Bacon Cheese Thick Burger from Hardees.)

Guns, Grinders and Scrap Gold

Guns, Grinders and Scrap Gold

When asked about the scale Roland said “I collect scrap gold in Alabama.” In response Officer Clint Simms asked, “then why does it have little green leaves on it” (in reference to the traces of marijuana that were present on the scales.)

Roger Dale Easley, Sr.

Roger Dale Easley, Sr., 65 of Steens, MS passed away Monday, March 7, 2011 at his residence.       Visitation will be held Thursday, March 10, 2011 from 6 – 8 PM at Lowndes Funeral Home, Columbus, MS.  Funeral Services will be held Friday, March…

Leonard W. "Corky" Kuhn

Retired Lt. Col. USAF Leonard W. “Corky” Kuhn, age 92, of Columbus, MS, passed away March 9, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital.  Graveside services are Friday, March 11, 2011, at 11:00 AM at Friendship Cemetery with full military honors.  Rev. Tony Proctor will officiate with…

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: It is my request that you print my letter in my efforts to obtain justice and expose the cruel and unusual punishment I’ve been subjected to by the Lowndes County Judicial System. What I’m going to reveal to you is very disturbing and…

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, When you think the liberal democrats have completely run out of ways to make an absolute mess of things, you wake up one morning and realize just how wrong you were.        To see the president of the U.S. with many of his…

The Cinematic Curmudgeon Reviews "Unknown"

Liam Neeson looks like the new Harrison Ford in “Orphan” director Jaume Collet-Serra’s movie “Unknown,” a lukewarm amnesia thriller set in Berlin about a biophysicist who loses his memory in a car accident.  The people who produced “Unknown”(** out of ****) probably never saw a potboiler…

Mugshots for March 3, 2011- Lowndes County

Columbus Police Department 1. Gilbert Andrew Brownlee Jr, 57, 100 Angela Dr, 2/27/2011, Possession of Cocaine           2. Tabarris Donta Conner, 24, 1010 22nd St S, 2/27/2011, Burglary-Dwelling House           3. Leonard Bernard Cureton, 46, 321 Main…

Mugshots for February 10,2011- Pickens County

Pickens County   1. Jamie Brooke Anderson of Northport, AL was arrested by the Pickens County Sheriff’s Department on a Probation Violation.  Anderson remains in jail pending court.         2. Kimberlin Beard of Ethelsville, AL was arrested by the Pickens County Sheriff’s…

Mugshots for February 10, 2011- Lowndes County

Columbus Police Department 1. William Derrick: 26, 500 Green Tree Dr. #I38, 02/03/11, Weapon, Possesssion of by Felon, Possession of Marijuana, Violation of City Ordinance, Contempt of Court.       2. Bertha Fonseca Ezquivel: 42, 930 Old Mayhew Rd. Artesia, Ms.  02/05/11, Grand Larceny-More…

Mugshots for February 3,2011- Pickens County

1. Vernon Brown, Jr of Columbus, MS was arrested by the State Probation Office on a Probation Violation.  Brown was released from jail.         2. Sidney Champion of Phoenix City, AL was arrested by the Aliceville Police Department for Unlawful Possession of…