Harrison County

Biloxi Council votes down furloughs

Biloxi Council today voted 3-2 not to require employee furloughs.

Voting against furloughs were Bill Stallworth, David Fayard and George Lawrence.

Voting for furloughs were Clark Griffith and Tom Wall.

Ed Gemmill and Lucy Denton were absent.

The furloughs were going to be one every other month for a savings of $650,000 for the year. Mayor A.J. Holloway said he would review each month to see if the furloughs were still needed.

But Fayard said some of the fire truck tankers already are not sufficiently staffed.

Read more in Wednesday's Sun Herald.