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Movie Review: “No Good Deed”

Movie Review: “No Good Deed”

Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson have squandered their considerable thespian talents on “No Good Deed” (** OUT OF ****), a halfbaked, woman-in-jeopardy, home invasion thriller that springs few surprises during its ephemeral 84minutes. Ironically, Elba and Henson shared credit as executive producers, but they…

Over The Limit Under Arrest

Over The Limit Under Arrest

Just after 7:00 pm Saturday, Lowdes County first responders were dispatched to Jess Lyons Road near the intersection of Champion Road for a wreck involving a rollover. On scene, they found Jeremy Hayden trapped inside his Volkswagen Passat. Hayden was quickly freed from the demolished…

Up The Creek

Up The Creek

As seen in the Packet: A two-vehicle accident Wednesday night sent one person to the hospital and left a van in a creek. Stallings Shawvender, 23, was traveling westbound on Main Street (at the island) near 2nd Avenue near. the entrance to the Columbus Soccer…

I Was Going To The House

I Was Going To The House

Just before 6:30 p.m. last Thursday, Columbus Police Officer Christopher Smith attempted to make a traffic stop with a white Dodge Avenger near the intersection of 13th Street and 3rd Avenue North. The driver of the vehicle, 21-year-old Tyrone Pratt, declined to stop. Instead, he…

One Injured In Monday Wreck

One Injured In Monday Wreck

A two-car collision Monday sent a Columbus man to the hospital. Leslie Williamson, 59, of Columbus, told Columbus Police officers her was driving his tan 1999 Toyota Tundra through a green light on Main Street at the intersection of Main and Ninth Street when he…

Rants, Raves and Circumstance

Rants, Raves and Circumstance

Clay County vs Drug Court Last week the Clay County Board of Supervisors revisited misdemeanor drug court, which they canceled back in June. Drug Court Coordinator Edward Houston and District 4 Supervisor Shelton Deanes urged the board to reconsider, and floated the idea that the…

Terry Wayne Brown Sr.

Terry Wayne Brown Sr.

State Senator President Pro Tempore, Terry W. Brown, Sr., 64, passed away Thursday, September 4, 2014 at Baptist Memorial Hospital Golden Triangle, Columbus, MS after a battle with cancer. Visitation will be Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 10:00 am 1:00 PM at Pleasant Hill Baptist…

Frog Bottom Nightmare

Frog Bottom Nightmare

COLUMBUS  A legacy of violence continues to follow a group of friends on the Columbus Northside. Just after 1 a.m. Saturday, emergency responders were called to the intersection of Peach Street and Cherry Street in the Frog Bottom community for a reported shooting with one…

Gator News

Gator News

Every Saturday morning, Columbus resident Jacque Junkins likes to take her family downtown to visit the Hitching Lot Farmer’s Market, then take the dog down to the Riverwalk for a stroll. Last Saturday, they were surprised to see a large alligator on the opposite bank…

C is for Caring

C is for Caring

Just on the outskirts of the Prairie Arts Festival was a lemonade stand that was manned by three young ladies with a purpose: to raise a lot of money for St. Jude’s. They first did the Lemonade fundraiser last year, by offering the lemonade for…

Ailing Senator In Critical Condition

Ailing Senator In Critical Condition

Sen. Terry Brown, R-Columbus, the President Pro Tempore of the Mississippi Senate, is in the Critical Care Unit of Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle in Columbus. Brown has been on the unit for more than a week. On Wednesday, a feeding tube was removed from Brown’s…

Racial Slurs Lead To Smack-Down, Arrest Of Father/Son Duo

Racial Slurs Lead To Smack-Down, Arrest Of Father/Son Duo

A heated late night exchange sent a father and son to jail, with a pit stop at the hospital. Witnesses told Columbus Police that the incident occured when Steven and Michael Pierce entered the Huddle House on Military Road. Thepairallegedlyspoutedoffseveral racial slurs, insulting and arguing…

West Point Man Brutally Assaulted in Race Related Fight

West Point Man Brutally Assaulted in Race Related Fight

West Point is a seemingly idyllic community nestled not far from the banks of the Tombigbee River. But as the town prepares for its annual Howlin’ Wolf Blues Festival and the Prairie Arts Festival, both longtime attractions of Labor Day Weekend in Clay County, a…

Caledonia Wreck

Caledonia Wreck

Packet Staff Reports Two people went to the hospital Sunday night after a violent collision on Cal-Kolola Road in Caledonia. Lowndes County Deputies and District One volunteers raced to the area of Cal Kolola Road and Jemison Mill Road shortly after dark Sunday after calls…

Heidi Ho, Mate! — One Arrested In Heidiho Shootout

Heidi Ho, Mate! — One Arrested In Heidiho Shootout

Suspect facing 13 charges Debbie Milliern \ The Packet A Southside man could face some serious jail time after he ran from police following a shootout at a popular Columbus club Sunday night. Travon Roby, 24, of 901 11th St. S., was among three men…

Two Charged In Drive-By Shooting

Two Charged In Drive-By Shooting

Colin Krieger/The Packet Two Columbus men are in custody and facing charges for their involvement in a Monday drive-by shooting near Stokes Beard Elementary in Columbus. Christopher “Sweetie” Armstrong, age 22, of 805 10th St. N., and Antonius Williams, 23, of 803 Spruce St., have…

Burnin’ Rubber

Burnin’ Rubber

Michael ‘Big Mike’ Livingston/The Packet A local man was lucky to escape uninjured after his vehicle caught fire on the highway Sunday evening. Lowndes County deputies, the Mississippi Highway Patrol and District 5 Volunteers raced to Highway 82 West near the WIN job center around…

Beloved Columbus Woman Dies In Tragic Accident

Beloved Columbus Woman Dies In Tragic Accident

Colin Krieger/The Packet A Columbus woman who was hurt in a violent wreck Friday afternoon succumbed to her injuries early Sunday morning. Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant said that 90-year-old Pearl Mae Watson died from multiple traumas to her body suffered in the accident. Witnesses…

Man Assaulted Before Having Throat Cut

Man Assaulted Before Having Throat Cut

Just before 9:30 pm Monday, Columbus police and medical responders rushed to 2206 8th Avenue South after a caller to E-911 reported that a man had been assaulted before having his throat cut. The caller also stated that the assailant fled the home in a…