Mayor Billy Hewes in June 2013, shortly before his inauguration and when he first told the Sun Herald that "Gulfport is open for business and geared for a good time."
Mayor Billy Hewes in June 2013, shortly before his inauguration and when he first told the Sun Herald that "Gulfport is open for business and geared for a good time." JOHN FITZHUGH/SUN HERALD
Mayor Billy Hewes in June 2013, shortly before his inauguration and when he first told the Sun Herald that "Gulfport is open for business and geared for a good time." JOHN FITZHUGH/SUN HERALD

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