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Ocean Springs names new police chief

Captain Lionel Cothern has been named police chief in Ocean Springs.

The board of aldermen Thursday approved Cothern's hiring.

Cothern has served as acting police chief since former police chief Kerry Belk's retirement in February.

Cothern began his career as an officer in the Ocean Springs Police Department in 1986. He became a captain in 1998.
     

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