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Clear water on tap for city of Gautier

By Tammy Leytham The city of Gautier is in the middle of constructing the state’s only ion exchange filtration plant and is receiving accolades for not only the project, but the way it has been funded. Ion exchange is a new water filtration technology that has gained popularity in recent years in Florida, said Gautier City Manager Samantha Abell. The ...

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Firefighters await ruling in controversy over pay

GAUTIER — A Jackson County judge will determine if the city of Gautier is violating state law by paying its firefighters for only 8 hours of holiday pay, as are other city employees, even though firefighters work 24-hour shifts. Attorneys for Gautier and the local firefighters’ union argued the case yesterday before Circuit Judge Kathy King Jackson. Jackson did not ...

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City selects Abell

Samantha Abell has been named Gautier’s new city manager. Robert Ramsay, city attorney and interim city manager, tells The Sun Herald the city had been seeking to fill the position since October, when Sidney Runnels was fired. Abell has been employed with the city for a year-and-a-half as the director of planning and economic development.

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