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Lamar County, Lumberton make trade to benefit seniors, economy

The city of Lumberton traded this old National Guard Armory to the county for five acres of land in the South Lamar Industrial Park and a daycare center. Photo credit WDAM. The city of Lumberton traded this old National Guard Armory to the county for five acres of land in the South Lamar Industrial Park and a daycare center. Photo credit WDAM.
LUMBERTON, MS (WDAM) -

An old armory in Lumberton will likely become a new location for senior citizens to gather.      

A former city-owned armory, which was closed by the National Guard last year, has been given to the county.

Supervisors hope to use it as a place where seniors can get a good meal.        

They approved a deal Thursday to trade five acres in the South Lamar Industrial Park and a daycare center for it.  

The city will use that land for a boiler repair company that's relocating from Poplarville.

The county is also considering moving the local fire department into the back of the building and using part of it as a storm shelter.        

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