Ocean Springs, Gautier elect new city board members in Tuesday runoffs

Six-term incumbent alderman Chic Cody was defeated by challenger Joey Bellman in Tuesday’s Republican Ward 3 runoff in Ocean Springs.

Bellman garnered 180 votes (53.3 percent) of the 344 votes cast to finish 16 votes ahead of Cody, who finished with 164, or 47.7 percent.