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Harrison Co. supervisors expected to address Savant resignation in first 2015 meeting

Savant stepped down from his position at the end of last month, just minutes before pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit bribery. (Photo source: WLOX) Savant stepped down from his position at the end of last month, just minutes before pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit bribery. (Photo source: WLOX)
HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

Monday, the Harrison County Board of Supervisors will meet for the first time in 2015, and one of the main things the board is expected to address is the resignation of Supervisor Kim Savant.

Savant stepped down from his position at the end of last month, just minutes before pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit bribery.

Those charges relate to allegations that Savant was accepting bribes in exchange for his vote to award contracts from the Harrison County Utility Authority.

The board of supervisors is expected to formally accept that resignation tomorrow. Supervisors will also have to appoint someone to serve out the final year of Savant's term.

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