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Biloxi mayor wants senior battalion chief to be new fire chief

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Mayor A.J. Holloway says he wants the Biloxi Fire Department's senior battalion chief Joe Boney to run Biloxi's Fire Department.

Boney's name will be submitted to the Biloxi City Council at Tuesday's meeting. The decorated firefighter has spent nearly 30 years working for Biloxi's fire department. 

In recent years, Boney helped the fire department orchestrate storm recovery efforts in Louisiana, New York and Oklahoma. In fact, Boney's team just got back from a tornado cleanup mission in Moore, Oklahoma. Boney's nomination as fire chief is expected to be taken up at Tuesday's 1:30 meeting. 

Biloxi has been without a chief since early May when David Roberts retired. The mayor initially selected Anthony Shook to be the city's next fire chief. However, Shook's nomination was rejected by the city council.

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