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Biloxi mayor-elect names head of transition team

BILOXI — Biloxi Mayor-elect Andrew Gilich has named F. Cliff Kirkland to head his transition team. Vincent Creel, Biloxi public affairs manager, tells The Sun Herald Gilich likely will be sworn in next week. His public inauguration will be at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Biloxi Civic Center. The Biloxi Election Commission certified the election late Tuesday night. Gilich received ...

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Madison County purchases old vo-tech building

CANTON — Madison County is paying $1.3 million for a 15-acre compound to house emergency management operations and local other services. The Madison County Journal reports is spending another $200,000 to fix up the buildings once used as a vocational-technical center by the Madison County School District. It also was used as the school district’s central office. County Administrator Mark ...

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Auditor demands former Pontotoc County clerk pay money back

JACKSON — Mississippi state auditor Stacey Pickering has demanded nearly $14,000 from a former Pontotoc County employee after noticing a shortage in a county account. Pickering says the county’s former Deputy Chancery Clerk Allison Stegall owes the county $13,934.97. Pickering’s office issued a statement Tuesday claiming cash paid by taxpayers on land redemption releases was taken before it was accounted ...

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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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UPDATED: Verizon, Sprint pay big in ‘cramming’ settlements

Inserting unauthorized third party charges into customer bills has cost wireless carriers Verizon and Sprint a combined $120 million in reimbursements to customers and federal and state fines of $38 million. Mississippi received $358,269 for its participation in the Sprint and Verizon settlements. The national mobile cramming settlements with Verizon and Sprint and last fall with AT&T and T-Mobile have ...

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