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Restaurateur indicted in thefts of food from Camp Shelby youth program


A Forest County grand jury has indicted a former cafeteria manager of Camp Shelby’s Youth ChalleNGe Academy after a search of his restaurant, Jerry’s Seasoned Food, and home turned up large quantities of food the Mississippi National Guard bought for the at-risk youth program. In addition to the four-count embezzlement indictment, 51-year-old Jerry Howard was served with a restitution demand ...

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Employers support the expanded role of National Guard

The importance of the Mississippi National Guard has always been understood by state employers, but with multiple deployments in recent years Guard members’ role has expanded. U.S. wars in the Middle East have meant longer and more deployments by Guard members to augment the regular Army. As valuable members of the work force, these citizen soldiers play dual roles. According ...

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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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