Columbus

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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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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

Rants, Raves and Circumstance – All schools, all the time.

05/23/2014

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OPINION Rants, Raves and Circumstance BY BRIAN JONES brian.jones@packet-media.com All schools, all the time. CMSD Meets Three Times in One Week Over the past year,… Read More ›

Party at Our Place! May 1, 2014 – 5PM – 425 College Street

Party at Our Place! May 1, 2014 – 5PM – 425 College Street

05/01/2014

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Market Street Festival Guide — THIS THURSDAY!

Market Street Festival Guide — THIS THURSDAY!

04/28/2014

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In this Thursday’s issue, we will have a special pull-out — the 2014 Market Street Guide! Come on by our office Thursday evening from 5… Read More ›

Market Street Festival 2014 Music Lineup

Market Street Festival 2014 Music Lineup

04/22/2014

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Come on downtown and celebrate at the nineteenth annual Market Street Festival this weekend, May 2nd and 3rd. We will even have a little sneak… Read More ›

Columbus Police Chief Retires From Force

Columbus Police Chief Retires From Force

04/18/2014

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OPINION Colin Krieger Publisher The worst-kept secret in Columbus has finally come true, as multiple reliable sources have confirmed that Columbus Police Chief Selvain  “Lightning”… Read More ›

Columbus Director of Federal Programs Travis Jones

Federal Programs Department Loses Another Grant

03/07/2014

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Miscalculation Costs City $150,000 HOME Grant BY JEFF CLARK For the third time since November, Columbus Director of Federal Programs Travis Jones found himself in… Read More ›

One Wreck Leads To Another

One Wreck Leads To Another

01/25/2014

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Colin Krieger/The Packet A Columbus woman found herself stuck on a suburban hillside after she pulled off of the highway following a car accident last… Read More ›

Williams Play Wins Award

Williams Play Wins Award

01/24/2014

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Williams Play Wins Award The Tennessee Williams Tribute Committee won two awards representing Columbus in Vicksburg at the Mississippi Theatre Association competition.Heather Box won the… Read More ›

City Beat — McQueen’s Still Here

City Beat — McQueen’s Still Here

01/17/2014

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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 ›

"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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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 ›

[UPDATE] 12-17-2013: The Grinch Who Stole Christmas …Decorations

[UPDATE] 12-17-2013: The Grinch Who Stole Christmas …Decorations

12/13/2013

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BY JEFF CLARK jeff.clark@packet-media.com [UPDATE 12-17-2013]Lowe’s heard about the theft of the decorations at Mr. Blaugh’s place and gave him a substantial discount on replacements.… Read More ›