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Candidate to forgo $115,000 salary if elected Biloxi mayor

BILOXI — Cono Caranna told a crowd of supporters he is seeking election as Biloxi’s next mayor and if elected, he will serve without pay. Caranna, who served as Harrison County district attorney for 26 years, told supporters Tuesday “public service is about service.” The Sun Herald reports the Biloxi City Council last week asked if the mayor’s $115,000 annual ...

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Biloxi special election for mayor is April 28

BILOXI — The Biloxi City Council has set April 28 as the date of a special election to fill the remainder of former Mayor A.J. Holloway’s term, which ends July 1, 2017. Candidates must quality for the special election by 5 p.m. April 8. A runoff, if needed, will be May 12. The Sun Herald reports those who have already ...

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Former Biloxi casino employee charged with embezzlement

BILOXI — Police say a former employee at the Imperial Palace Casino has been arrested after casino representatives accused her of embezzling casino funds. Biloxi Police Investigator Grandver Everett tells The Sun Herald a casino representative called police on Oct. 15, 2014, about Brittany Nicole Blackwelder allegedly embezzling money. Everett says an investigation revealed Blackwelder developed a process that gave ...

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Kenny Glavan selected as Biloxi's acting mayor

BILOXI — The Biloxi City Council unanimously accepted the resignation of Mayor A.J. Holloway and selected council President Kenny Glavan as acting mayor. Even before Tuesday’s meeting began, The Sun Herald reports Councilwoman Dixie Newman became the first council member to announce she will run in the election to fill Holloway’s unexpired term. Felix Gines, who was appointed as acting ...

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Longtime Biloxi mayor Holloway resigns

The mayor who led Biloxi through the long casino boom of the 1990s and its recovery from 2005’s Hurricane Katrina is resigning. A.J. Holloway, who had already temporarily left his post on Jan. 29 to enter an alcohol rehabilitation facility, will resign Tuesday. Kenny Holloway, the 75-year-old mayor’s brother, delivered a resignation letter Thursday to Biloxi Administration Director David Nichols. ...

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National beef symposium heads to Biloxi in 2015

BILOXI — A national organization dedicated to improving the beef industry will hold its annual meeting on the Mississippi Gulf Coast in June and bring together cattle producers from across the world. The 2015 Beef Improvement Federation Convention, themed “Rebuilding a Cowherd,” will take place June 9-12 at the Beau Rivage Hotel and Conference Center in Biloxi. The annual conference allows participants ...

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62 trees going down, store, 57 trees going up in Biloxi

BILOXI — Sixty-two protected trees in north Biloxi are coming down for construction of a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Store. After the store is built, Wal-Mart will plant 57 trees to replace those lost. The Sun Herald reports the Biloxi Planning Commission on Thursday approved a plan to develop a vacant 5-acre lot. No one objected to the removal of trees. Mike ...

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Smokin' the Sound cancelled in Biloxi

BILOXI — The annual powerboat races will not return to the Mississippi Sound in 2015. Smokin’ The Sound offshore powerboat race in Biloxi and the Smokin’ The Lake drag boat races in Gulfport are cancelled for this year Executive director Woody Bailey says dwindling financial support and recent years’ economic downturn prompted the decision. Bailey says financial support from state ...

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Biloxi mayor admitted to alcohol treatment facility

BILOXI — Mayor A.J. Holloway has been admitted to an alcohol treatment facility in Hattiesburg. The city, in a news release posted on its website, said Holloway checked himself into the facility Thursday afternoon. Holloway has appointed Ward 2 Councilman Felix Gines as acting mayor while he’s being treated. The 75-year-old Holloway is in his sixth term as Biloxi’s mayor. ...

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