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Posts by: Evan Ziegelmann

This letter was forwarded to The Columbus Packet

Dear President Sanders: On Monday, March 21, 2011, Investigator Eli Perrigin, Coroner Greg Merchant, and I worked an ongoing case for the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office. As a matter of fact, it is a Cold Case, which dates back over a decade. This case was…

Learon Porter

Learon Shepherd Porter age 106 died Thursday, March 31, 2011 at her daughter’s residence in Columbus, just one day prior to her 107th birthday. Services will be held Saturday, April 02, 2011 at 4:00 PM at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with Rev. Steve Lammons officiating,…

Carolyn Gressett

Carolyn Miller Gressett, age 90, of Columbus, MS, passed away April 3, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital.  Graveside services will be Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at 1:00 PM at Blue Springs Cemetery near Chunky, MS.  Rev. Ron McDougald will officiate with Gunter & Peel Funeral…

Corinne E. Edwards

Corinne E. Edwards, age 87, of Columbus, MS, passed away March 27, 2011, at her residence.  Graveside services will be Wednesday, March 30, 2011, at 2:00 PM at Friendship Cemetery with Rev. Ralph Windle officiating.  The visitation will also be Wednesday, March 30, 2011, from…

Dahra Gale Bobitt

Dahra Gale Bobitt, age 67, of Columbus, MS, passed away March 27, 2011, at The Windsor Place.  Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 30, 2011, at 11:00 AM  Gunter & Peel Chapel with Rev. Tommy Gillon officiating.  The interment will immediately follow at Pleasant Hill…

Lois Alderman Harris

Lois Alderman Harris, age 91, of Columbus, MS, passed away March 24, 2011, at Vineyard Court Nursing Center.  Graveside services will be Sunday, March 27, 2011, at 3:00 PM at Friendship Cemetery with Dr. Albert Wilkerson and Rev. Tom Harris officiating.  Visitation will also be…

Rosemary Love Alinder

Rosemary Love Alinder, age 73, of Saltillo, MS, formerly of Columbus, MS, passed away March 24, 2011, at Homeplace of Saltillo.  Funeral services will be Sunday, March 27, 2011, at Main Street Presbyterian Church of Columbus with Rev. Bill Bradford and Rev. David Strain officiating….

Heritage Dance Team 2011-2012

Heritage Dance Team 2011-2012

Heritage Academy had their Jr. High and Varsity Dance Tryouts on March 25, 2011. The following girls were selected to represent Heritage for the 2011-2012 school year.

Crimestoppers

The Columbus Police Department needs your help in identifying the persons responsible for the following Burglary and Arson of a Business.

Crime Stoppers tip lead to arrest

Crime Stoppers tip lead to arrest

On March 17, 2011, a tip received through the Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers led to the arrest of D’Anzor Jackson. Jackson was featured on WCBI Crime Stoppers in February.

Felony Arrest Report

Felony Arrest Report

1. Odell Stevenson Carter Jr, 44, 114 Gaylane, 3/10/11, Intent to Defraud w/ Credit Card – Felony(More than $250); Grand Larceny – More $500
2. Alonzo Webb Wells, 34, 660 S Pickensville Rd, 3/12/11, Fondling

Catfish Hunters

Catfish Hunters

The Ms. Catfish Hunters March Tournament was held at the Raleigh
Ryan Landing in Pickensville Lake this Saturday. The weather was windy
and rainy but the fishing was really good.

Bad Idea Catches Mercedes On Fire

Bad Idea Catches Mercedes On Fire

Ashley Rhett, 19 of 690 Greenbriar Drive, explained that she had decided to take friends off-road in her Mercedes… Unable to move the car, all of the occupants abandoned the vehicle as it caught on fire.

Local Busts Nab Felons, Drugs, Guns and Cash

Local Busts Nab Felons, Drugs, Guns and Cash

Together these two operations resulted in seizures of 9.25 ounces of cocaine with a street value of approximately $26,100 and 1.7 pounds of marijuana with a street value of approximately $10,000 for a total street value of $36,100.