2009 slate of Biloxi candidates; weekend preview; Irish Hill reminder

Here is a list of candidates who by the 5 p.m. deadline today filed their intent to qualify for the upcoming Biloxi municipal elections is 5 p.m. today.


Democrats: Jesse Herron Kennedy Jr.

Republicans: A.J. Holloway, Michael Janus, Connie Rockco

Councilmember, Ward 1

Democrats: George W. Lawrence

Republicans: August H. Parker, Jr.

Councilmember, Ward 2

Democrats: Le’Roy C. “Foxx” Carney, Felix O. Gines, Kay Frances Horne, William “Bill” Stallworth

Republicans: None.

Councilmember, Ward 3

Democrats: Lucy Denton

Republicans: Keith Burton; Charles T. Harrison, Jr.; Richard Moss

Councilmember, Ward 4

Democrats: Mary A. Larson.

Richard K. Calaway, II;
Mike Fitzpatrick;
Clark Griffith, Lt. General, USAF Ret.

Councilmember, Ward 5

Democrats: None.

Susan Swetman LeBatard, Tom Wall

Councilmember, Ward 6

Democrats: None


Russell I. Bistle, George Fassitt, Edward “Ed” Gemmill

Councilmember, Ward 7

Democrats None.

Republicans: David Fayard

Ben L. Chanek

More online

— To print a reader-friendly list of candidates, alphabetically listed by party, click here.

–To visit the Voter Information section of city city web site, where you can find ward maps showing polling places and voter registration information, click here.

Loretta Lynn, plenty of music on tap this weekend

Among your entertainment choices this weekend are Loretta Lynn and Kansas performing shows at the IP, the Australian Bee Gees at the Beau Rivage, a monster truck show at the Coast Coliseum, and the Gulf Coast Symphony Choral Showcase at the Biloxi Junior High School Auditorium.

To see the overall list, as compiled by the Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau, click here.

Reminder: Irish Hill roadwork to begin next week

City contractors on Monday are scheduled to begin re-paving the three-mile stretch of Irish Hill from Veterans to Porter Avenue

“The Irish Hill work will begin at Veterans Avenue and move eastward,” said City Engineer Damon Torricelli. “No detours are planned for any of the phases of this project, and the plan is to work on one lane at a time, so people should use an alternate route if possible.”

The Irish Hill work is part of a project that will include re-surfacing of Popp’s Ferry Road south of the Popp’s Ferry bridge and the entire Biloxi stretch of Pass Road.
To read the original notice of the work, emailed on Feb. 27, click here.

News and notes

More road work: To see the daily Traffic Update, which provides motorists a look at how road construction is impacting traffic, click here.

Council meeting: The City Council’s next scheduled meeting is Tuesday, March 17.