Are you getting timely Biloxi updates on Facebook?

The city now has a Facebook audience of nearly 30,000, and, as a result more and more timely news updates are posted on the city Facebook page to augment news posted on the city website and delivered through Bmail.

In the past week, many of the city’s 27,500 Facebook followers were updated on weather issues and the flooding in east Biloxi, a preview of New Year’s Eve events, and photos from Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich’s presentation to longtime weathercaster Tommy Richards, who retired from WLOX.

Something you need to know: A while back, Facebook changed the way it chooses the posts you see – and you may need to take a few seconds to make sure you’re getting your news updates in a timely manner.

Here’s all you need to do:  Go to the city’s Facebook page by clicking here. Once there, make sure you Like the page by clicking Like. You’ll then see “Follow,” “Following” or “See First.” Click “See First.” On Notifications, click “All.” You’re done.

If you already Like the city Facebook page, you’ll either see “Following” or “Follow.” Click on whichever you see and then click on “See First.” You’re done. And if you already see “See First,” make sure Notifications says “All.” Then, you’re good to go.

By the way, posts to the city’s Facebook page can also be found simultaneously on the city’s Twitter platform. To follow the city on Twitter, click here.


News and notes

State of the City: Seats to the annual State of the City presentation, a luncheon sponsored by the Biloxi Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, are now available at $40 each or a reserved table of 10 for $400. The luncheon will be Wednesday, Feb. 1 at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino.  Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich’s multi-media presentation also will be cablecast to Cable One subscribers and will be on the city’s website and social media platforms. To reserve seats, contact the Biloxi Bay Area chamber at 228-435-6149 or at