Savant sentencing pushed to October

Former Harrison County Supervisor Kim Savant was expected in a federal courtroom next week. But, that July 30 sentencing hearing has been delayed. Court documents say Savant will now be sentenced October 1.

Back in December, Savant resigned from his seat on the board of supervisors. Moments later, he walked into the federal courthouse in downtown Gulfport and pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit bribery. Savant admitted that while serving on the Harrison County Utility Authority, he took money in exchange for votes.