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Sewage spill closes part of Biloxi beach

BILOXI — A sewage spill has closed a stretch of beach in Biloxi. The state Department of Environmental Quality said Thursday a two-block stretch of beach from Travia Avenue to Iberville Drive is closed after workers repaired a force main break outside a lift station. Vincent Creel, the city’s public affairs manager, tells The Sun Herald approximately 25,000 gallons of ...

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Andrew Gilich, Winfield Swetman in runoff for Biloxi mayor

BILOXI — The special election for Biloxi’s next mayor moves to a runoff after Andrew Gilich and Winfield Swetman III finished first and second — but without 50 percent of the vote. The runoff will take place on May 12. The Sun Herald reports Councilman Felix Gines took an early lead in the count Tuesday night and finished third, ahead ...

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Former Biloxi casino to be redeveloped as resort, water park

BILOXI — A former Biloxi casino damaged in Hurricane Katrina will be redeveloped as a resort and water park. The Sun Herald reports the developers have begun to reinvent the Casino Magic tower in east Biloxi. The casino has been closed since Hurricane Katrina severely damaged the site in 2005. Developers told the Biloxi City Council Tuesday the resort will ...

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Special Biloxi mayoral election Tuesday

BILOXI — Voters head to the polls Tuesday to decide which of the 10 candidates will be Biloxi’s next mayor. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. If one candidate doesn’t get more than 50 percent of the vote, the top two vote-getters will be in a runoff May 12. This is the first municipal election ...

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Biloxi acting mayor will run for job

BILOXI — Acting Biloxi Mayor Kenny Glavan says he intends to enter the mayor’s race. The Sun Herald reports that will bring to nine the number of candidates running so far, with David Bull and Jesse Kennedy, who both ran in the last election, possible last-minute filers on Wednesday. Glavan didn’t answer any questions after his announcement. He did say ...

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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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