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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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Regions plans $23 million Hattiesburg facility, 90 more jobs

By JACK WEATHERLY Regions Bank announced Monday that it will build a 75,000-square-foot operations center in Hattiesburg at a cost of $23 million and add 90 jobs. The facility will accommodate employees now working in three locations in downtown Hattiesburg, the bank said in a news release. Birmingham-based Regions Financial Corp. is by far the largest bank operating in Mississippi, ...

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New accelerated pharmacy school planned at William Carey

By BECKY GILLETTE A groundbreaking is planned soon for a school of pharmacy at William Carey University Tradition campus, which will bring pharmacy education closer to residents of South Mississippi while helping meet a shortage of pharmacists in rural areas of the region. Dr. Michael Malloy, who has been named dean of the new pharmacy school, said the closest pharmacy ...

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Southern Miss student receives National Science Foundation fellowship

Susan Walley, a senior polymer science major at The University of Southern Mississippi, and recent University graduate Kristen Van de Voorde have been awarded prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. The fellowships cover three years of funding. Students receive a $34,000 stipend every year as well as a $12,000 cost of attendance allowance tenable at any university in the ...

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Some Hattiesburg transit still out of service after tornado

Transit services for disabled Hattiesburg residents still aren’t fully functioning after a Jan. 21 tornado. All of Hub City Transit’s vehicles were damaged by the twister. Hattiesburg officials found paratransit services hadn’t resumed after hearing from people who couldn’t get to medical appointments. LaKeylah White, the city’s director of federal and state programs, tells local media that borrowed buses used ...

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Southern Miss College of Nursing celebrates 50th anniversary

What began 50 years ago with just a handful of hopeful students has blossomed into a premier program at The University of Southern Mississippi, and one that has decisively transformed nursing in the Gulf States region. On Friday, April 7, the Southern Miss College of Nursing will present an evening of dinner, dance and reflection as part of a 50th ...

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Groundbreaking held for $35-million Midtown mixed-use development

By BECKY GILLETTE Ground was broken March 23 on the $35-million District at Midtown mixed-used development that will take up an entire block at Hardy Street and 31st Avenue across from the University of Southern Mississippi. While this isn’t a new industrial development, it still packs a whammy when it comes to job creation. It is estimated that 200 people ...

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Remote controlled aircraft now much more than toys

By BECKY GILLETTE Gene Chambliss first became interested in remote controlled aircraft about 35 years ago when his parents bought him a gas-powered, remote controlled Cessna 172. “After that I was pretty much hooked on remote control aircraft of one type or another,” Chambliss said. “When I was a kid, my friends and I would go to the local hobby ...

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