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 ›

Chicago

Chicago: Now More Than Ever

05/29/2014

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Pioneering “Rock Band With Horns” To Release New Album July 4 BY JEFF CLARK With a repertoire that includes more than 100,000,000 albums sold worldwide,… Read More ›

Local Flavor by Hope Harrington Oakes – Issue 1089

Local Flavor by Hope Harrington Oakes – Issue 1089

05/23/2014

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Featured, Food and Recipes, Lifestyle:

Staff Writer hopeharringtonoakes@gmail.com Okay, I will be the first to admit it, sometimes, I can be such a goofball!  In last week’s column I tried… Read More ›

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Don Felder

Don Felder: The Long Road To Forever

05/23/2014

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BY JEFF CLARK It’s been more than 10 years since Don Felder unplugged his signature Gibson EDS-1275 (the “SG double neck”) guitar and left the… Read More ›

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Styx Photo shoot with Ash Newell

Soundtrack Of Summer Tour To Land In Tuscaloosa May 29

05/23/2014

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Show Features Foreigner, Styx and Don Felder BY JEFF CLARK jeff.clark@packet-media.com When the Soundtrack of Summer tour rolls into Tuscaloosa May 29, it brings with… Read More ›

Movie Review: “The Amazing Spider-Man 2″

Movie Review: “The Amazing Spider-Man 2″

05/23/2014

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Entertainment, The Cinematic Curmudgeon:

BY VAN ROBERTS Although it surpasses its predecessor, “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” (*** OUT OF ****) suffers from too many villains.  Meantime, audiences should prepare themselves for… Read More ›

[Gallery] The Scene – Issue 1089

[Gallery] The Scene – Issue 1089

05/23/2014

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The Scene – issue 1089  

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

05/23/2014

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CMSD, Columbus, Columns, Community, Featured, Opinion, Politics:

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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Ad correction – Beale Street Trip – 1086

Ad correction – Beale Street Trip – 1086

05/01/2014

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Corrections:

The incorrect advertisement was run in this week’s paper. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Movie Review: “Non-Stop”

Movie Review: “Non-Stop”

04/29/2014

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BY VAN ROBERTS   Despite its final quarter hour CGI shots of a bogus jetliner plunging earthward with two jet fighters flanking it, “Non-Stop” (**1/2 OUT OF… Read More ›

Movie Review: “300: Rise of an Empire”

Movie Review: “300: Rise of an Empire”

04/29/2014

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BY VAN ROBERTS   The surprising thing about “300: Rise of an Empire” (*** OUT OF ****) is that the Motion Picture Association of America gave it… Read More ›

Movie Review: “Need for Speed”

Movie Review: “Need for Speed”

04/29/2014

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BY VAN ROBERTS   The most interesting thing about “Need for Speed” (** OUT OF ****) is that it shuns computer generated imagery in its depiction of… Read More ›

Movie Review: “Divergent”

Movie Review: “Divergent”

04/29/2014

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Entertainment, Featured, The Cinematic Curmudgeon:

BY VAN ROBERTS   The immaculate cinematic adaptation of Veronica Roth’s futuristic bestseller “Divergent” (*** out of ****), set in a post-apocalyptic Chicago, is neither as gripping… Read More ›

Movie Review: “Sabotage”

Movie Review: “Sabotage”

04/29/2014

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BY VAN ROBERTS   Most moviegoers will concede that Arnold Schwarzenegger is no longer the actor that he once was in the 1980s and 1990s. During his… Read More ›

Movie Review: “Noah”

Movie Review: “Noah”

04/29/2014

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BY VAN ROBERTS   Visionary filmmaker Darren Aronofsky is an acquired taste. The Brooklyn-born, Harvard University graduate makes esoteric films with a film festival-oriented sensibility, and he… Read More ›

Movie Review: “Oculus”

Movie Review: “Oculus”

04/29/2014

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BY VAN ROBERTS   Although it’s more fresh than original, “Oculus” (*** OUT OF ****) qualifies as a subtle but spooky supernatural saga. This creepy, complicated, psychological… Read More ›

Movie Review: “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”

Movie Review: “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”

04/29/2014

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BY VAN ROBERTS   “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” (**** OUT OF ****) gives super-hero sequels a good name. Not only is this$170 million blockbuster far better… Read More ›

Emergency Numbers, Emergency Shelter, and Other Available Assistance – Lowndes County

04/29/2014

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Emergency Helpline : 328-0200 – Serves an 8-county area. Please be patient and keep trying if you cannot get through, they have been receiving very… Read More ›