BILOXI, Miss. (AP) The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources' governing board will take applications for director of the agency for the next three weeks.
The director's job has been vacant since January, when the Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources fired Bill Walker from his $124,000-a-year job amid state and federal investigations of the agency's spending during Walker's tenure. Those probes continue, though Walker has denied any wrongdoing.
The Sun Herald reports the board set a meeting for March 13 to discuss the applications it receives.