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Harrison GOP says state party interfered in mayor’s race


BILOXI — The Harrison County Republican Executive Committee is protesting what it calls the state party’s interference in the Biloxi mayor’s race. Chairman Frank Genzer of Biloxi told The Sun Herald that local Republicans are upset about a letter from state Chairman Joe Nosef that questioned the GOP credentials of Andrew “FoFo” Gilich. Gilich won a special election Tuesday with ...

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Gilich wins special election for Biloxi mayor

BILOXI — Businessman Andrew “FoFo” Gilich will become the new mayor of Biloxi. The Sun Herald reports that Gilich defeated Winfield “Windy” Swetman III in a special-election runoff Tuesday. Gilich becomes the city’s first new mayor since 1993. He will serve the final two years of a term started by former Mayor A.J. Holloway, who resigned earlier this year. Ten ...

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Johnston announces retirement

Brenda Johnston says it’s been a great 30 years working for the city of Biloxi, but she is ready to retire from her job as municipal clerk Nov. 30. The Sun Herald reports this is the second major change coming to City Hall. David Staehling, director of administration, announced last month that he would retire at the end of the ...

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State’s largest planned community — Traditions — attracting growth with family and nature-friendly designs

There is no doubt that people are attracted to living on the water. But after Hurricane Katrina caused a huge amount of destruction along the coastline and waterways of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, a lot of people have opted to seek higher ground. Work had already begun on Tradition, Mississippi’s largest planned community, before Hurricane Katrina. After the storm, it ...

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