Arbor Day run, tree giveaway is Saturday

Several varieties of trees will be given away during the city’s Arbor Day 5K Run Saturday morning on the Biloxi Town Green.

The event also will include a one-mile run-walk-roll and a quarter-mile challenge.

City Arborist Eric Nolan reports that the city will be distributing about 300 trees to runners, participants and the public. Runners, walkers, and challengers will have first choice from such varieties as Mayhaw, Bald Cypress, Sweetbay Magnolia and River Birch.

Members of the Biloxi Tree Committee have also been invited to help with the distribution, which usually takes about an hour and begins at the end of the 5K, about 9:35 a.m.
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News & notes: Weekly report, council meeting photos

The week that was: Last week, the Fire Department answered 161 calls for service, including 106 medical emergencies and three fires; the Police Department handled 2,026 calls for service; the Community Development Department issued 59 building permits with a construction valuation of nearly $675,000; and the Engineering Department continued to progress on projects throughout the city.  To see the reports covering last week, click here. 

Council photos: The Biloxi City Council held a regular scheduled meeting on Tuesday afternoon at Biloxi City Hall where the Mardi Gras shoebox float winners were honored.  To see images from the meeting, click here.


Video news & notes: council meeting, police awards

Video No. 1: Members of the Biloxi City Council faced a host of agenda items during the council meeting on Tuesday.  The recording of the meeting was broken in two parts because of an executive session.  To see part one, click here

Video No. 2: To see part two of the Tuesday afternoon city council meeting, click here

Video No. 3: A special called meeting was held at Biloxi City Hall this morning for City Council members to participate in “Coffee Talk”, a Biloxi Bay Area Chamber of Commerce networking event.  To see the one-hour and three minute video, click here

Video No. 4: The annual Biloxi Police Department awards ceremony was held earlier this month, a Biloxi Bay Area Chamber of Commerce event at the Golden Nugget, where officers, dispatchers, businesses, and a civilian of the year was honored.  To see the 41-minute video presentation that gives fascinating insight into the men and women of the BPD and their year ’round life-saving efforts, click here