HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - For the first time in more than 30 years, the Harrison County School District has a new superintendent. Republican Roy Gill defeated Democrat Stephanie Newell and Independent Averie Bush.
Long-time superintendent Henry Arledge announced his retirement earlier this year. He served at the helm of the Harrison County School District for more than 30 years.
Gill said one of his goals is to bring more technology into Harrison County classrooms.
Four county supervisor seats were also up for grabs in Tuesday's general election. Now, three woman will serve on the board.
Beverly Martin defeated Donald Todd with 83 percent of the vote to claim the Supervisor 1 seat. Angel Kibler-Middleton took 80 percent of the votes over Alfred Evans and John Faulkner, IV to claim the Supervisor 2 seat. Martin and Kibler-Middleton will join president Connie Rockco on the board.
Incumbent Marlin Ladner retained his Supervisor 3 seat over challenger Cecil Lizana, and Kent Jones defeated Lisa Leisy and John Bouie, II to take the Supervisor 4 seat.
In the lone justice court race, incumbent Dianne Ladner defeated challenger Pamela Richardson with 80 percent of the vote to keep her spot on the District 3 bench.
Also in Harrison County, incumbent Paul Johnson defeated Ray Polk to stay Constable 2, and incumbent Jeff Migues took down challenger Jonathan Barnett to stay Constable 5.