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Camp Shelby at 100 still packs a wallop for defense and the economy

By BECKY GILLETTE Each year more than twice the number of members of the military train at Camp Shelby than there are residents of Hattiesburg, population 47,566. About 125,000 people train annually there, with about 60 percent coming from the National Guard, and the remainder from the active military services including the Army, Navy, Marines and Coast Guard. That pumps ...

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2 charged after ammo reported missing from Camp Shelby

Two Mississippi National Guard members face charges for allegedly taking ammunition from Camp Shelby. News outlets in Hattiesburg report that 23-year-old Adam Spiers of Carriere (CARE-ear) and 26-year-old James Lofton of Beach were arrested Sunday. Each is charged with one count of embezzlement/theft of government property. It was not immediately clear whether either is represented by an attorney. Forrest County Jail records ...

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