Long Beach Breeze

PRST STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID LONG BEACH, MS PERMIT NO. 60 Long Beach Breeze P.O. Box 144, Long Beach, MS 39560 July 20, 2019 • Volume 3, Number 7 • “Good News You Can Use” Where dreams come home Voters go to the polls Aug. 6 for primary election Long Beach voters will go to the polls Aug. 6 to cast ballots in the Republican and Democratic pri- mary elections. A runoff, if necessary, will be held Aug. 27. Polls will open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. Complete sample ballots can be found on the Harrison County website, http://co.harrison.ms.us/ Besides the statewide races, there are several local candidates vying for election. In the Democratic Primary, local contested races include: Incumbent Deborah Dawkins By Rob Sigler will meet challenger Gary Fred- ericks for the District 48 State Senate candi- date. Sonya Wil- liams Brown and Jeffery Hulum III will face off to be the candidate for the District 119 House of Representa- tives seat. Other contest- ed races in the Democratic Primary include Southern Dis- trict Public Service Commission- er where former Ocean Springs mayor Connie Moran will face Sugar Stallings. In the Republi- can Pri- mary, contested races local- ly include: Jason Boyd and Mike Thompson will meet to become the District 48 State Senate can- didate. Several projects ongoing, projected in Long Beach “The Friendly City” has sev- eral projects in the works or on the drawing board aimed at improving the quality of life for residents, as well as draw more visitors to Long Beach. One project currently taking place is the development of the much-anticipated dog park. The joint venture with the Har- rison County Board of Supervi- sors, and in particular District 3 Supervisor Marlin Ladner, should be taking shape with a target date of completion planned for Sep- tember, according to city of Long Beach Community Affairs Direc- tor Jenny Levens. Harrison County crews cleared land for the dog park facility on Daugherty Road and brought in By Rob Sigler Photo by Rob Sigler cont. on page 7 sand as the foundation for the sod at the new facility. Levens said fencing and signage is already on hand and will go up soon. The $80,000 project has come together through grants, fundrais- ers and donations. A well-known dog park designer from New York City offered her services for free to the project. Residents should also see some road paving projects taking place in and around Long Beach over the next few months, according to Levens. Portions of Highway 90 have already been paved through a project with the Mississippi Department of Transportation, but city officials are now turning their attention to making Long Beach even more inviting to tour- City officials are hoping a potential Gateway Project will draw more people off High- way 90 and onto Jeff Davis Avenue. Brian Carriere and incumbent John McAdams meet in the Har- rison County Chancery Clerk’s race. Pascagoula Mayor Dane Max- well will face Kelvin Schulz in the Southern District Public Ser- vice Commissioner race. Southern District Transportation Commissioner Tom King will have two challengers in Tony Smith and Chad Toney. State House District 120 repre- sentative Richard Bennett does not have a primary challenger or a Democratic challenger in the general election. The general election will be held Nov. 5. Special to Long Beach Breeze ists. Officials say the $4 million proj- ect, dubbed the Gateway Project, is aimed at getting people off Highway 90 and up into the city. “We want them to know there’s more up here than just a stoplight to get to the next city,” Levens said.