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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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Analysis: Mississippi tightens bond rules for long-term debt

Don’t take on long-term debt to cover day-to-day expenses. Don’t use credit to buy stuff that will wear out before it’s paid off. It’s advice many parents give their soon-to-be adult children. And, in a nutshell, it’s what the Mississippi Bond Commission says in rules it recently adopted. The rules were written partly in response to a $308 million bond ...

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18-year-old wins election commissioner seat in Mississippi

An 18-year-old is expected to take office in January as Forrest County’s next District 1 election commissioner. Local media reports that teenager Tyler Wood beat out incumbent Charlie Phillips during the Tuesday balloting. Wood, who’s a student at Pearl River Community College in Hattiesburg, says he’ll be up to the job despite his age. He says it’s not about how old ...

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