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City Beat — McQueen’s Still Here

City Beat — McQueen’s Still Here

01/17/2014

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Columbus, Community, Featured, Lowndes County, News, Op-Ed / Editorials, Opinion, Politics:

Chief Says “I Ain’t Filed S@*t!” BY JEFF CLARK jeff.clark@packet-media.com Amidst a rumor that he has filed his retirement papers, Columbus Police Chief Selvain McQueen… Read More ›

The Night The Lights Went Out On Northside

The Night The Lights Went Out On Northside

01/17/2014

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Accidents, Featured, Lowndes County, News, Robbery / Burglary, Wreck:

The Night The Lights Went Out On Northside BY COLIN KRIEGER columbuspacket@cableone.net A violent wreck on 14th Street North left several Columbus residents without power… Read More ›

"Tell Momma I'm Goin' to Jail!" — Columbus Man Fights the Law

"Tell Momma I'm Goin' to Jail!" — Columbus Man Fights the Law

01/17/2014

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Arrests, Columbus, Crime, Disturbance, Featured, Lowndes County, News, Robbery / Burglary:

Colin Krieger/The Packet A Columbus man was arrested for the 22nd time Saturday evening after he shoplifted from a Columbus WalMart, fled, and then fought… Read More ›

Huge Wreck on Hughes Road

Huge Wreck on Hughes Road

12/31/2013

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Accidents, Columbus, Community, Featured, Lowndes County, News, Wreck:

Colin Krieger/The Packet columbuspacket@cableone.net     Power was temporarily disconnected and four vehicles were damaged early Friday morning when a Columbus man left the roadway and… Read More ›

Murder At Cypress Park — Columbus Woman Charged In Stabbing Death

Murder At Cypress Park — Columbus Woman Charged In Stabbing Death

11/29/2013

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Arrests, Crime, Featured, Lowndes County, Murder, News, Weapons / Violence:

Murder At Cypress Park Columbus Woman Charged In Stabbing Death BY JEFF CLARK jeff.clark@packet-media.com A Columbus woman is being held on a $100,000 bond at… Read More ›

Beloved Northside Character Falls Victim To Vicious Assault

Beloved Northside Character Falls Victim To Vicious Assault

10/07/2013

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Crime, Disturbance, Featured, Lowndes County, News, Weapons / Violence:

John Douglas / The Packet Plucky Northside personality Tamarcus “Moo Cow” Thomas is in the hospital after receiving an extensive beating at the hands of several… Read More ›

Neighbor Opens Fire In Fight Over Woman

Neighbor Opens Fire In Fight Over Woman

10/06/2013

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Crime, Disturbance, Featured, Lowndes County, News, Weapons / Violence:

Colin Krieger/The Packet An argument between two longtime neighbors ended in gunfire early Thursday morning on 7th Avenue in Columbus. Gene Sherrod told Columbus Police… Read More ›

Another Of CPD's Most Wanted Captured

Another Of CPD's Most Wanted Captured

10/05/2013

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Arrests, Crime, Disturbance, Drugs, Featured, Lowndes County, News:

Colin Krieger/The Packet One of the Columbus Police Department’s most wanted fugitives was captured last Thursday morning after a brief foot chase through Northside. Joshua… Read More ›

23rd Time's a Charm? Columbus Legend Arrested Again

23rd Time's a Charm? Columbus Legend Arrested Again

09/27/2013

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Arrests, Crime, DUI, Featured, Lowndes County, News:

BY COLIN KRIEGER columbuspacket@cableone.net Northside drunkard James Newton Turnipseed entered rarefied air that very few Columbus miscreants have achieved after getting arrested for the 23rd time… Read More ›

From The Publisher — Let's Make It Easy: The New Assistant Police Chief Will Indeed Be the Next Chief

From The Publisher — Let's Make It Easy: The New Assistant Police Chief Will Indeed Be the Next Chief

09/27/2013

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Columbus, Community, Crime, Featured, Lowndes County, News, Op-Ed / Editorials, Opinion, Politics:

BY COLIN KRIEGER columbuspacket@cableone.net After Tupelo’s Police Chief stepped down Monday to accept a job as an assistant chief in Columbus, the number one question… Read More ›

Lowndes County Schools — LCSD Discusses Fund Balance, Schedules Night Meeting in Oct.

09/18/2013

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Business News, Community, Featured, Lowndes County, News, Politics, School Board:

We didn’t have room for this story in this week’s issue. BY BRIAN JONES Staff Writer brian.jones@test.columbuspacket.com/packet      At their regular September 13 meeting, the… Read More ›

Clay Supes Set Public Hearing for RV Ordinance

09/11/2013

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Clay County, Featured, News, Politics:

This article did not make it into this weeks’ print edition due to space concerns. BY BRIAN JONES Staff Writer brian.jones@packet.media.com At their September 5… Read More ›

Dean Acres Shooting Suspect Arrested

Dean Acres Shooting Suspect Arrested

08/26/2013

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Arrests, Columbus, Community, Crime, Featured, Lowndes County, News, Weapons / Violence:

BY COLIN KRIEGER columbuspacket@cableone.net Columbus Police said they have made an arrest in the August 14 shooting on Burgundy Drive in the Dean Acres subdivision… Read More ›

Hootie Hoo At The Heidiho

Hootie Hoo At The Heidiho

08/26/2013

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Arrests, Crime, Disturbance, Drugs, Featured, Lowndes County, News, Weapons / Violence:

BY JOHN DOUGLAS Staff Writer Saturday morning, during a routine walkthrough of the Club Heidiho parking lot, Columbus police officers Brian Jenkins, Canyon Boykin and… Read More ›

Cadillac Cruising

Cadillac Cruising

08/25/2013

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Arrests, Crime, Disturbance, Featured, Lowndes County, News, Robbery / Burglary:

BY THE PACKET A Saturday afternoon joy ride lead to the arrest of three Columbus teens. Deshawn Stevens, Elijah Richey and Nikey Cashe Richey were… Read More ›

Around Lowndes County Board Passes New Nightclub Ordinance

Around Lowndes County Board Passes New Nightclub Ordinance

08/25/2013

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Community, Entertainment, Featured, Lowndes County, News:

BY JEFF CLARK jeff.clark@test.columbuspacket.com/packet A public hearing was held August 15 for a proposed new nightclub ordinance that would shut down all clubs serving alcohol… Read More ›

Lowndes County Schools Wright Decision Reversed By Court Of Appeals — Hester Employment Termination Upheld

Lowndes County Schools Wright Decision Reversed By Court Of Appeals — Hester Employment Termination Upheld

08/24/2013

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Columns, Community, Featured, Lowndes County, New Hope, News, Politics, School Board:

BY JEFF CLARK jeff.clark@test.columbuspacket.com/packet The Mississippi Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a decision to fire former New Hope baseball coach Stacy Hester but reversed a… Read More ›

Lowndes Schools to Hold Some Meetings at Night — Board Changes Time for Three Meetings Per Year

Lowndes Schools to Hold Some Meetings at Night — Board Changes Time for Three Meetings Per Year

08/17/2013

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Featured, Lowndes County, News, Politics, School Board:

BY BRIAN JONES Staff Writer brian.jones@test.columbuspacket.com/packet After years of being voted down with little to no discussion, the Lowndes County School Board has taken a… Read More ›

Selectmen Go For Grants, Deny RV Park Rezoning — Taxes Likely To Increase

Selectmen Go For Grants, Deny RV Park Rezoning — Taxes Likely To Increase

08/17/2013

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Business News, Clay County, Featured, News, Politics, West Point Selectmen:

From Clay County BY BRIAN JONES Staff Writer brian.jones@test.columbuspacket.com/packet At their August 13 meeting, the West Point Board of Selectmen discussed grants for infrastructure development… Read More ›

Clay Supes Vote to Close Portion of Crosby Corners Road — Closure Part of Yokohama Project

08/17/2013

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Board of Supervisors, Business News, Clay County, Featured, News:

From Clay County BY BRIAN JONES Staff Writer brian.jones@test.columbuspacket.com/packet The Clay County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing August 14 to discuss closing a… Read More ›