Holloway taking the afternoon off

Mayor A.J. Holloway was resting at home this afternoon, after doctors this morning said he was dehydrated.

The mayor, who spent the weekend working in his yard, appeared ashen during a weekly department directors meeting this morning, and, after the meeting, was diagnosed as being dehydrated by doctors at nearby Biloxi Regional Medical Center.

“It sounds like he may have overdone it over the weekend, working out in the heat for several hours,” said David Staehling, the mayor’s longtime friend and city director of administration. “He’s in great shape, and he’s as strong as an ox, but the problem is he’s not an ox.”

The mayor planned to be back at Cithy Hall Tuesday morning.