Tisdale files paperwork; voter deadline approaches

A fifth candidate – Paul Tisdale – has filed with the Municipal Clerk his intentions to be a candidate for mayor of Biloxi in the upcoming April 28 special election, and the deadline for voter registration is Saturday at noon.

Tisdale this afternoon filed his Qualifying Statement of Intent along with 50 signatures of registered Biloxi voters, bringing the total of prospective candidates to five. Others who have filed the required paperwork are “FoFo” Gilich, Felix. O. Gines, Dixie Newman and W.S. “Windy” Swetman, III.

Meantime, would-be voters have until Saturday at noon to register to vote in the upcoming election. Those who have not already registered or have moved are required to register at the Harrison County Courthouse through Friday at 5 p.m., or Saturday between 8 a.m. and noon  at Biloxi City Hall.

Would-be candidates have until April 8 at 5 p.m. to file a Qualifying Statement of Intent, along with 50 signatures of registered Biloxi voters, with the Biloxi Municipal Clerk. Once the April 8 deadline has passed, signatures will be verified, and, upon verification, the Biloxi Municipal Election Commission would certify the candidates.
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News and notes

Popp’s Ferry ceremony, Take 2: The groundbreaking ceremony for the final phase of the widening of Popp’s Ferry Road, originally scheduled for this afternoon, will take place Friday at 1 p.m. in front of First Baptist Church on Popp’s Ferry Road. Inclement weather sidetracked today’s planned ceremony. For background on the project, click here.

Katrina with class:  Paul Tisdale and Beth John — school superintendents at Biloxi and Pass Christian, respectively, when Katrina struck — will discuss how the schools re-opened and became academic leaders in the state in the Hancock Bank Katrina Cafe on Friday at noon at the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art. The $10 luncheon price includes lunch and admission to the Katrina +10 exhibits, but you must call or reserve online now. For online reservations, click here, or call (228) 374-5547.