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Barbour back in Biloxi to say goodbye

Published: Dec. 14, 2011 at 3:30 PM CST
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BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Gov. Haley Barbour came to south Mississippi in 2005 and boldly told hurricane stricken residents the state must build back bigger and better, or we would fail.  Six years later, the governor can look around, see the progress that's been made, and say Mississippi is back.

On Thursday, the governor returns to the coast, in essence to say goodbye.  He'll give the last in a series of three speeches that mark the end of his eight years as the state's CEO.  The governor's message on Thursday will focus on the budget.  Along the way, we'll discuss how we all need to Keep Mississippi Moving.

Gov. Barbour will talk about budget responsibility and job creation.  His 1 p.m. speech on Thursday is at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center, and it's open to the public.

Afterward, the governor will join First Lady Marsha Barbour for a 3 p.m. reception at the Marsha Barbour Community Center, 6815 Kiln‑Delisle Road, in Pass Christian.

While he's in Biloxi, the governor will talk one-on-one with WLOX News anchor David Elliott.  The interview will focus on Barbour's two terms in the governor's mansion.  You'll see that talk on WLOX News This Week.  It airs Saturday night at 6:00 and is rebroadcast on Sunday morning at 6:30.

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