"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 ›

The Scene – 1071

01/17/2014

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Entertainment, Featured, The Scene with Rick Mason:

Image gallery – The Scene for 1071, along with some pics that were left out of the paper over the past couple of issues.  

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 ›

Holiday House Fire

12/31/2013

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Accidents, Featured, Fire, News:

Debbie Milliern/The Packet Shortly after 1 a.m. Monday, the Westbrooks family  at 736 West View Lane Road were awakened by a buzzing noise. When Danny… Read More ›

Third Wreck Of Year For Lowndes Family

Third Wreck Of Year For Lowndes Family

12/31/2013

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Accidents, Featured, News, Wreck:

BY COLIN KRIEGER columbuspacket@cabelone.net A Lowndes County woman is recovering from injuries from a wreck on ridge Road last Monday, the third accident her family… Read More ›

J&B Income Tax ad – 1069

J&B Income Tax ad – 1069

12/30/2013

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Featured:

We had a printing issue with the ad.

Corrected Sunstruck ad – 1069

Corrected Sunstruck ad – 1069

12/30/2013

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Fat Daddy's Sports Bar & Grill — New Year ad

Fat Daddy's Sports Bar & Grill — New Year ad

12/30/2013

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The wrong ad for Fat Daddy’s ran this week. We apologize for any confusion. Ring in the New Year at Fat Daddy’s in Columbus! They’re… Read More ›

Murder on 21st Street

Murder on 21st Street

12/27/2013

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Arrests, Crime, Featured, Murder, News, Wreck:

BY COLIN KRIEGER columbuspacket@cableone.net Pictures by Debbie Millern and Colin Krieger A suspect is in custody and funeral arrangements have been set in the shooting… Read More ›

Please be on the lookout

Please be on the lookout

12/20/2013

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Crime, Murder:

Columbus police are asking for the public’s help in locating the chief suspect in a fatal shooting Friday morning. Randall Carl Cooper Jr., 20, is wanted for… 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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Columbus, Community, Crime, Featured, News, Robbery / Burglary:

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 ›

Goodwill For Will — Community Members Raise Money For Will Ayers

Goodwill For Will — Community Members Raise Money For Will Ayers

12/13/2013

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Caledonia, Community, Featured, News, Uncategorized:

BY JEFF CLARK jeff.clark@packet-media.com The Christmas season is traditionally a time of giving and thinking about others. And with the holiday now less than two… Read More ›

Rare Albino Squirrel Spotted In Columbus

Rare Albino Squirrel Spotted In Columbus

12/13/2013

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Columbus, Community, Featured, News:

BY THE PACKET columbuspacket@cableone.net     An alert Packet reader perusing her neighborhood captured extremely rare images of an albino squirrel(Sciurus carolinensis) feeding on nuts in… Read More ›

PLUCKED! — "You Just Don't Mess With The W" — MUW Mugger Caught Quickly

PLUCKED! — "You Just Don't Mess With The W" — MUW Mugger Caught Quickly

12/07/2013

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

BY COLIN KRIEGER columbuspacket@cableone.net A Columbus man will spend some time behind bars after he was captured shortly after robbing a female staff member of… Read More ›

City Approves Bridge Rental Policy

City Approves Bridge Rental Policy

12/07/2013

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City Council, Columbus, Community, Featured, News, Politics:

BY JEFF CLARK jeff.clark@packet-media.com The Columbus City Council on Tuesday approved a rental policy for the recently renovated pedestrian bridge at the Riverwalk. The unanimous… Read More ›

Slideshow: Rolled Tide (WARNING: Graphic Images)

Slideshow: Rolled Tide (WARNING: Graphic Images)

12/07/2013

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Accidents, DUI, Featured, News, Wreck:

Debbie Milliern/The Packet Alabama Crimson Tide fan Ronnie Joe Otts of Guin, Ala. started out the Thanksgiving weekend in a bad way when he rolled… Read More ›

Movie Review: "Homefront"

Movie Review: "Homefront"

12/06/2013

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Entertainment, Featured, The Cinematic Curmudgeon:

BY VAN ROBERTS Don’t let the title of the latest Jason Statham actioneer “Homefront” (*** OUT OF ****) deceive you.  This is no soap opera about life… Read More ›

The Scene – 5 December 2013

12/06/2013

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Caledonia Christmas Parade – New time

Caledonia Christmas Parade – New time

12/06/2013

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NOTICE: The Caledonia Christmas Parade has been moved from 6 p.m. tomorrow (Saturday, Dec. 7) until 4 p.m. Line-up will be in Ola J. Pickett… Read More ›

Wassail Fest [UPDATED 12/6/2013]

Wassail Fest [UPDATED 12/6/2013]

12/05/2013

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Uncategorized:

UPDATE: The city’s annual Wassail Fest has been moved to Friday, December 13 MUW will hold its Wassail Fest as scheduled on Friday, Dec. 6… Read More ›