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Bryant nominating Collins to remain as adjutant general

Augustus Collins

JACKSON — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says he intends to keep Maj. Gen. Augustus L. “Leon” Collins as the state adjutant general. In that role, Collins is head of the state Military Department and leads more than 12,275 members of the Mississippi Army National Guard and the Air National Guard. Bryant was re-elected in November and will be inaugurated for ...

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Restaurant owner charged with stealing food from youth program

HATTIESBURG — A dining hall manager has been arrested and accused of stealing steaks, seafood and other edibles that belonged to the Mississippi National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Academy, authorities said yesterday. Jerry L. Howard, 50, owner of Jerry’s Seasoned Food in Hattiesburg, was free on bond after being booked on a charge of grand larceny, State Auditor Stacey Pickering said ...

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Mississippi National Guard commander looks back on Iraq service

Maj. Gen. Augustus L. Collins was appointed by Gov. Phil Bryant in 2012 to serve as the adjutant general of Mississippi and commanding general of both the Mississippi Army and Air National Guard. Collins grew up on a Booneville soybean and cattle farm and after high school attended Northeast Mississippi Community College before enlisting in the Guard in 1977. Collins ...

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