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Holloway takes 6th oath of office in Biloxi

Biloxi's longest serving mayor and the seven council members took the oath of office Monday at the Biloxi Civic Center. (Photo source: City of Biloxi/Vincent Creel) Biloxi's longest serving mayor and the seven council members took the oath of office Monday at the Biloxi Civic Center. (Photo source: City of Biloxi/Vincent Creel)
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

A unique rendition of the national anthem by Ronny Broussard welcomed the hundreds of citizens who gathered at the Biloxi Civic Center to watch as the city's longest serving mayor and the seven council members took their oaths. Five of those seven were being sworn in for the first time.

One by one they approached the podium with their closest family members to dedicate their time and service to the community.

Newly elected councilman Robert Deming III said he's ready to see progress in Biloxi.

"Changes… I think we are at a crucial time in our society here in Biloxi. We have to make different decisions to get better results," said Deming.

There was a common theme in everyone's inaugural speech and that was change. Mayor Holloway said with five new council members, he expects to see a new energy.

Mayor AJ Holloway delivered a heartfelt inaugural speech, which may have sounded familiar to some. As he concluded, he informed the crowd that those were the same exact words he had uttered in 1993 at his first inauguration. He said the speech was fitting because he still feels there is more that needs to be done.

"This is my sixth term and we still have a lot of work to do, still a lot from Katrina. I've been here for 20 years now and I'm going to do the same thing I've been doing," said Holloway.

Following the swearing in, a reception was held. The new city officials shook hands and thanked residents for coming out.

See more pictures from Monday's inaugural ceremony: http://bit.ly/12ANMzV

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