Author Archives: Cecilia Dobbs Walton

Saltgrass Steakhouse project moving forward

Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich is hoping to speed up the city’s regulatory process involving the permitting of a new upscale steakhouse on Point Cadet since the development has already been months in the making. The Saltgrass Steakhouse, a “Texas to the Bone” brand owned by Golden Nugget parent firm Landry’s, had its initial appearance before […]

Santa is coming to West End Hose Co. No. 3

Forget the sleigh and North Pole. Santa actually rides a big red fire truck and can be found in an old Biloxi firehouse. With the help of the Biloxi Fire Department and volunteers from the West End Hose Co. No. 3 Fire Museum, Santa Claus will make a visit to the museum Sunday afternoon between […]

The week that was: Construction, police and fire

The Community Development Department issued 62 permits with a total valuation of nearly $235,000 last week.  Meantime, the Biloxi Police Department reported 2,124 calls for service, generating 118 arrests, and the Biloxi Fire Department reported an increase with 152 calls for service, including 100 for medical and five for structure and vehicle fires.  See the complete weekly report […]

Marathon, Smith Family in town this weekend

The inaugural Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon, spanning from Henderson Point to MGM Park, takes place Saturday, after a whirlwind of activities this evening, and, meantime over on Lee Street, you’ll find “A Smith Family Christmas,” helping usher in the holiday at Biloxi Little Theater. The two events highlight this weekend’s entertainment lineup. Events connected to […]

Youngsters can learn with Santa on Saturday

Biloxi Excel by 5 will host its annual holiday event, “Come Learn with Santa,” Saturday, from 10 a.m. to noon at Lopez School 140 St. John Ave. and the Santa Claus will be on site to take pictures, read and sing with children up to age 5.  Holiday craft making will also be part of […]

The week that was: Construction, police and fire

The Community Development Department issued 44 permits with a total valuation of almost $800,000 last week.  Meantime, the Biloxi Police Department reported 2,487 calls for service, generating 146 arrests, and the Biloxi Fire Department reported 130 calls for service, including 81 for medical and seven structure and vehicle fires.  See the complete weekly report   News and notes: […]

Christmas on the Water weekend has arrived

Christmas shoppers looking for local arts and crafts fare, east Biloxi should be your destination this weekend, with a host of open houses and fairs on tap. The festivities actually begin later this afternoon  with the Christmas on the Water Children’s Parade and the Lighting of the Town Green, but, come Saturday, it’s all about […]

Natatorium closes Friday for Santa’s swimmers

The City of Biloxi Aquatics Division will close the Biloxi Natatorium to public swimming at the end of this week and through the weekend to celebrate Christmas in a swimmer’s way, competing in a swim meet. With 550 swimmers from four states expected to take part in the annual Santa‚Äôs BEST swim meet, the staff […]

Firefighters seek items for DHS gift drive

The Biloxi Fire Department is teaming up with the Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services in collecting gifts for children in Harrison County. As part of the DHS Christmas Gift Drive, firefighters are asking residents to drop off wrapped gifts at any of the nine firehouses in Biloxi between now and Dec. 15. Requested items are […]

Santa Claus is coming to town, and we’ve got a list

Christmas is still nearly a month away, but Santa makes his first appearance in Biloxi this week.  In fact, over the next month, you’ll see Jolly Ol’ Saint Nick nearly everywhere, on land and on sea, in parades and in schools, and even in the Biloxi Lighthouse. In fact, we’ve got a list of his […]

The week that was: Construction, police and fire

The Community Development Department issued 24 permits with a total valuation of nearly $350,000 last week.  Meantime, the Biloxi Police Department reported 2,224 calls for service, making 108 arrests.  The Biloxi Fire Department reported 117 calls for service, including 72 for medical and four for structure and vehicle fires.  See the complete weekly report

It’s the holidays! Bring on the Peppermint Pops

Award-winning soprano Marcia Porter, who made her solo recital debut in 2005 at Carnegie Hall, will be featured this weekend in the Gulf Coast Symphony’s Holiday Peppermint Pops. The performance takes place Friday beginning at 7 p.m. at the Biloxi Saenger Theater,  170 Reynoir St., and will include the Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Youth […]

Glass meets art Sunday at Biloxi Visitors Center

Aquatic and nature-inspired hand-painted glass will be the centerpiece of an opening reception Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Biloxi Visitors Center. Biloxi native and artist Deborah Jordan Sackett will display her one-of-a-kind, enchantment-inspired pieces that include functional glassware, serving trays and platters, as well as a collection of holiday items such as […]

Be safe! The holidays usually bring a rise in house fires

The holiday season brings more cooking, holiday decorations, candles, and heating. And it also brings more fires, so Biloxi firefighters are reminding residents to use caution during the holidays. “Many fires can be prevented,” Biloxi Fire Chief Joe Boney said.  “Overall, last year we had 29 structure fires with 11 being kitchen fires.  That means […]

The week that was: Construction, police and fire

The Community Development Department issued 64 permits with a total valuation of almost $100,000 last week.  Meantime, the Biloxi Police Department reported 2210 calls for service, making 145 arrests.  The Biloxi Fire Department reported 127 calls for service, including 89 for medical and 6 for structure and vehicle fires.  See the complete weekly report

Thanksgiving feast for special needs this weekend

The city’s Parks & Recreation Department will host its annual Special Needs and Family Thanksgiving Dinner on Sunday at the Donal M. Snyder Sr. Community Center, 2520 Pass Road. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., all ages with physical and mental disabilities and their families are invited to enjoy an meal filled with all the […]

Your guide to Christmas in Biloxi

Thursday, Dec. 1: Lighting of the Biloxi Lighthouse The city ushers in the Christmas season with the lighting of the Biloxi Lighthouse from 5:30 to 7 p.m., south of the Biloxi Visitors Center, 1050 Beach Blvd.Santa Clause will be on site with cookies and hot chocolate!  For more information, call the Biloxi Visitors Center at 228-374-3105.   […]

The week that was: Construction and police

The Community Development Department issued 34 permits with a total valuation of a little over $11 million last week. Building permits included the conversion of the former Santa Maria Del Mar apartment structure into the Watermark Hotel as well as for a new sales and service building for Camping World RV Center, located at the […]

Weekend preview: Walk, run and shop

Mayor’s Cup, Alzheimer’s walk and Christmas City are all happening this weekend in Biloxi. The 33rd annual Mayor’s Cup 5K Run takes place Saturday in downtown with a one mile at 9 a.m. and 5K at 9:30 a.m. Both races begin and end in front of the Biloxi City Hall, 140 Lameuse Street.  Race fee […]

New Seafood Museum exhibit to focus on the Gulf Coast

The beauty of the Mississippi Gulf Coast will be the focus of a new exhibit being unveiled during an opening reception at the Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum on Tuesday, Nov. 22. From 6 to 8 p.m., visitors to the museum will be able to tour the Bruce Seabolt exhibit, speak with the artist and […]

The week that was: Construction, fire and police

The Community Development Department issued 72 permits with a total valuation of nearly $3 million last week. Permits were issued for the site work of Campers World RV Center and three single family homes. Meantime, the Fire Department responded to 106 calls, including 66 medical emergencies and 7 fires, one of which was a […]

Sold-out crowd to pay homage to fire museum supporter

A sold-out crowd will be on hand Saturday night when members of West End Hose Co. No. 3 Fire Museum present their annual steak fundraiser and honor former Biloxi Mayor Daniel D. “Danny” Guice. Guice, the former Biloxi mayor, state representative and judge has been a faithful supporter of the museum since it opened and has attended […]

New Alex North calendar to be unveiled Sunday

The Biloxi Visitors Center will host the unveiling of well-known Coast photographer Alex North‚Äôs 2017 Heaven‚Äôs Gateway Calendar on Sunday. The event, which takes place from 2 to 4 p.m., will be in the Visitors Center lobby, where North will sign autographs. A native of the Gulf Coast, and an avid outdoorsman, gardener and photographer, […]

Seafood museum to usher in new Hall of Fame class

Individuals who have helped shape the seafood industry on the Mississippi Gulf Coast will be honored this weekend with induction into the Heritage Hall of Fame. The ceremony, hosted by the Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum, will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Museum, 115 First St., and will include the induction of 44 […]

Children’s Health and Safety Fair set for Saturday

The Fall Into Health and Safety Children’s Health Fair, focusing on ages up to 5, takes place Saturday at the Family Resource Center, Lopez Elementary School, 140 St. John Avenue. From 9 a.m. to noon, children and their parents will be able to enjoy free health screenings for vision, hearing, dental, physical growth and speech […]

The week that was: Construction, fire and police

The Community Development Department issued 65 permits with a total valuation of over $1 million last week. Also, approved were site plans for a proposed Dunkin’ Doughnuts at the northwest corner of Cedar Lake and Popp’s Ferry, Subway in Woolmarket and Waffle House on Beach Boulevard.  Meantime, the calls for service decreases slightly for the […]

Safety tips for during and after Halloween

Halloween is Monday night, and Biloxi public safety leaders are advising those families who are not participating in organized gatherings to make safety a priority when trick-or-treating in city neighborhoods. The city offers these tips: When trick-or-treating: — A parent or responsible adult should always accompany young children on their neighborhood rounds. — Use a flashlight […]

Strengthening the mind of law enforcers

Today’s police officer is equipped with body armor, sidearms, tasers, body cameras and other physical protection, but a former Army officer and author told a gathering of local law enforcers in Biloxi today that it’s just important to have mental protection, too. More than 350 city, county and federal law enforcers from 50 agencies gathered […]

Encore! Meet the mayors of old again today

If you were not one of 800 visitors to meet some of the spirits of the Old Biloxi cemetery on Sunday, don’t fret.¬† There’s still another presentation yet. Today from 5 to 7 p.m. the cemetery will again come alive with history, music and characters for the encore presentation of the 10th annual Old Biloxi […]

The week that was: Construction, fire and police

The Community Development Department issued 52 permits with a total valuation of over $1,250,000 last week. Also approved were site plans for the proposed 100 unit Hilton Garden Inn on Beach Boulevard and a zoning change request for property north of Beach Boulevard, which is part of the proposed $140 million Margaritaville family entertainment expansion. […]

Fire Department to honor fallen firefighters

The Biloxi Fire Department will conduct two graveside memorial services Thursday to mark the 30th anniversary of ¬†the deaths of Edwin Kurt Jacquet Sr. and Carl Ohr, two Biloxi firefighters who died in the line of duty. The first service will be at 9 a.m. at the Old Biloxi Cemetery at Jacquet’s gravesite, and those […]

Cemetery tours highlight Biloxi mayors

The award-winning Old Biloxi Cemetery Tours return Sunday, spotlighting prominent historic leaders of Biloxi. “The Mayors of Biloxi” will be the theme of the tenth annual walking tour, which takes place from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday and 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Old Biloxi Cemetery on U.S. 90, midway between […]

Halloween at Hiller to have easier access, parking

Last year’s Halloween at Hiller was so popular with families that organizers are taking steps to make access to the park easier. To help police keep traffic flowing, there’s going to be one entrance, off Atkinson Road, and one exit, at Hiller Drive. If you’re attending Halloween at Hiller on Friday between 6 and 8 […]

Get a sneak peek of this year’s cemetery tour

Want to know more about the city’s mayors or even see a character re-enactment or two? Well, the Local History and Genealogy Department of the Biloxi Public Library will provide all that and more when it hosts the Old Cemetery Tours Sneak Peek on Thursday. As a preview to the 10th annual Cemetery Tours, the […]

The week that was: Construction, fire and police

The Community Development Department issued 49 permits with a total valuation of nearly $600,000 last week. Also, last week, a permanent certificate of occupancy issued for the Hyatt Place Hotel on Beach Boulevard. Meantime, the Biloxi Fire Department responded to 129 calls, including 89 medical emergencies and six fires, while the Biloxi Police Department reported […]

Beauvoir’s Fall muster heralds the season

There’s a battle for your attention this weekend, with festivals full of costumes, games and jack o’lanterns galore, and you’ll also find an actual battle being fought on the grounds of Beauvoir this weekend, with the Jefferson Davis shrine’s annual Fall Muster. Visitors will be able to experience the sights, sounds and smells of the […]

Halloween comes Friday in Woolmarket

The city’s Parks and Recreation Department presents the annual Halloween in Woolmarket on Friday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Woolmarket School grounds, 12513 John Lee Road. Children ages 11 and younger are invited to don Halloween attire and enjoy snacks and games. “This is more of a fun carnival-type event,” Parks and Recreation […]

Seafood Museum hosts ‘Halloween Night at the Museum’

The Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum will host “Halloween Night at the Museum” on ¬†Saturday, Oct. 29 from 7 to 11 p.m. The affair will feature music by blues band Ruffwater, a smorgasbord of “horror’derves,” witches brew with an open bar, giveaways and a costume contest. First-place winner of the costume contest will receive $100, […]

The lineup of city Halloween events

Friday, Oct. 14: The annual Halloween in Woolmarket will take place at the Woolmarket School grounds, 12513 John Lee Road.¬† The event is open to all children ages 11 and younger from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.¬† Admission is free and games and activities begin at 6 p.m.¬† Food will be available and a costume contest […]

I-110 highrise to close late Tuesday night

The I-110 highrise will close to traffic Tuesday night beginning at 11 so that MDOT crews can conduct roadway¬†repairs. ‚ÄúWork on the drawbridge is expected to take only a few hours to complete,‚ÄĚ Transportation Commissioner Tom King said.¬† ‚ÄúNo traffic will be allowed on the bridge to maintain the safety of workers and motorists.‚ÄĚ Barricades […]

MGM Park hosts Elvis, Cruisers mid-day Friday

Cruisin’ the Coast rolls into MGM Park Friday with “Salute to Our Veterans,” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The free affair will feature registered Cruisin’ vehicles parked along the warning track of the American Star Field and performances by Gary “Elvis” Wesley. Just north of the park, at the Bond-Grant House, musicians Graham and […]

The week that was: Construction, fire and police

The Community Development Department issued $3.26 million in permits last week, including permits for a new Citizens Bank on Popp’s Ferry Road, a warehouse for Southern Supply Co. on Howard Avenue, and host of new businesses coming to Edgewater Village Shopping Center: Tuesday Morning, Hibbett Sports, and a T-Mobile Sales Center. Meantime, the Biloxi Fire […]

City seeks youngsters for Start Smart program

The Parks & Recreation Department has 20 openings for a free program designed to help prepare youngsters to participate in soccer. Registration for the Start Smart Soccer Program begins Monday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will continue weekdays at the Recreation office, 377 Hiller Drive, until the participant limit is reached. The program […]

Community Festival Against Crime is Saturday

The public will get a close-up look at the city’s emergency-response equipment, meet police officers and firefighters and receive safety tips on Saturday, when the Biloxi Police Department hosts its annual Biloxi Community Festival Against Crime. The free festival will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Point Cadet Plaza. “Our goal is to […]

You can cruise back in time, to the Isle of Caprice

The Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum, which several weeks ago unveiled its exhibit about the storied Isle of Caprice, will celebrate the 90th anniversary of the island resort with a history cruise. The Captain Pete passenger ferry will set sail from the Point Cadet Marina at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9 and cruise the […]

Firefighters promote fire safety

Biloxi firefighters are preparing for their annual October campaign, “Turn your Attention to Fire Prevention” where they will be canvasing neighborhoods in an effort to make sure Biloxi homes have working smoke detectors. “Every year we partner up with the American Red Cross to install free smoke detectors”, Deputy Chief Vincent Payne said.¬† “We will […]

Weekend preview: Rummage sale, live entertainment

Bargain hunters will have a change to shop for a host of items, including furniture, small appliances, clothing and kitchen items Saturday at the City of Biloxi annual rummage sale, which benefits the city’s Heart Walk Team. The event, which features items donated by city employees, begins at 8 a.m. at the Donal M. Snyder […]

Gilich to nominate retired Marine commander as CAO

Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich has nominated Mike Leonard, a “proud son of Biloxi and decorated Marine veteran with a wealth of management experience, for Chief Administrative officer. The appointment is subject to confirmation by the members of the Biloxi City Council at their meeting on Tuesday. “I’m confident that the majority of the City Council […]

Innovation topped breakfast discussion

Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich emphasized his innovation vision for Biloxi during his “Breakfast with the Mayor” presentation this morning. Gilich, who addressed a Biloxi Chamber audience of about 150 at the Innovation Center, spoke on¬†technological opportunities in¬†Biloxi. “We recently held a technology summit in Biloxi,” Gilich said.¬† “Where we looked at opportunities to bring leading […]

What you need to know about construction debris disposal

When residents and business owners hire¬†contractors to make repairs or alterations to their property, the disposal of that debris is the responsibility of the¬†contractors. Under the terms of the trash pickup contract, construction debris or construction vegetation such as trees and limbs will not be picked up at tax payers’ expense. The waste must be […]

Biloxi, Golden Nugget to host P&R conference

More than two hundred parks and recreation professionals from across the state will be in town next week for the 2016 Mississippi Recreation and Parks Association Conference. The City of Biloxi Parks and Recreation Department will host the three day conference taking place at the Golden Nugget beginning Monday. “The theme for this year’s conference […]

Fire prevention education to ignite

National Fire Prevention Month is just around the corner and Biloxi firefighters are preparing to douse the public with fire safety tips. Thanks to a recent contribution, the department will be able to provide even more fire prevention education. On Monday, Jeff Chambers, a representative of FM Global, presented a $2,500 grant to the department. […]

Biloxi Seafood Festival headlines weekend activities

As many as 25,000 seafood and music lovers will gather at Point Cadet Plaza this weekend for the Biloxi Chamber of Commerce‚Äôs 35th Annual Biloxi Seafood Festival. This year’s festival, which opens Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m., will again feature myriad seafood dishes, live entertainment, and nearly a hundred arts and crafts vendors. Country, […]

Here’s a chance to register your pooch for training

Those interested in attending the Pet-Agree Canine Training Classes at Hiller Park now have additional time to register.¬† The deadline, originally set for Friday, has been extended to next Friday. “Extending the registration through Sept. 16 gives pet parents more time to sign their puppies and dogs up and allows us to move the class […]

City, Police Department honors retiring K-9s

Two retiring Biloxi Police K-9s, Diesel and Samson, ¬†were honored this week for their service to the community, a career that some could argue spanned a collective 133 years, in the oft-quoted dog years calculation. Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich, Police Chief John Miller, Sgts. Jason Gruich and Eugene Palmer and family members and friends of […]

Biloxi-themed artwork unveiled at the Biloxi Visitors Center

Coast writer, editor and artist Karen Bryant unveiled a new collection of “word map” T-shirts, bags and aprons today¬†at the Biloxi Visitors Center. And each piece makes prominent use of the names “Biloxi,” “Harrison County” or “Mississippi,” and boundaries of those areas. Bryant’s mix of design and words, especially the name “Biloxi,” is a follow-up […]

Weekend preview: Paul Jr., bikes, arts, and soul

Bikers and fans of everything on two or three wheels have a new way to celebrate this Labor Day weekend, and meet the younger star of cable TV’s “American Chopper.” The inaugural Bike the Beach, billed as the largest bike event ever held on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, is a four-day, family event that benefits […]

Sign up and get your kicks at Hiller Park

The City of Biloxi is now registering teams for its Annual Hiller Park Revitalization Kickball Tournament. The tournament will take place on Saturday, Oct. 1 at the Barbara Ferrill Softball Fields, 1940 Edgers Rd. with two games played by each team.¬† Teams are to be¬†made up of 9 to 13 players ages 14 and older […]

Visitors Center unveils 2016 Christmas Ornament

The Biloxi Visitors Center has unveiled its 2016 Christmas Ornament featuring the Biloxi Lighthouse and Visitors Center. This year’s ornament, third in a series, highlights Biloxi’s oldest landmark and one of the city’s most symbolic buildings representing Biloxi’s resolve after Hurricane Katrina.¬†It went on sale in the Biloxi Visitors Center Monday, the 11th anniversary of […]

Weekend preview: Hall of fame, baseball and a gun show

The City of Biloxi honors the exceptional athletic contributions of a new group of individuals this weekend during the annual Biloxi Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony. On Sunday, beginning at 5 p.m., the Class of 2016 will be honored at the Biloxi Civic Center, 578 Howard Ave., during a reception that is free and […]

Shrimp Bowl, dances, music headline weekend events

It’s back-to-school time, which brings football, dances and plenty of evening activities. The Shrimp Bowl kicks off the 2016 Biloxi High School football season tonight with a doubleheader at the Biloxi campus. Play begins at 5 when the Long Beach Bearcats take on the Gulfport Admirals. The Biloxi Indians face the St. Stanislaus Rockachaws at […]

A glimpse into Biloxi’s future

The arrival Wednesday of the 130 foot yacht Days Like This at Point Cadet Marina is providing a glimpse of what the Biloxi waterfront could look like if the city‚Äôs waterfront master plan ‚Äď expanded marinas, restaurants, boardwalks, etc. ‚Äď continues to move forward. The Days Like This, based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is the […]

MDOT to temporarily close lanes on I-110 next week

MDOT has announced that workers will temporary close lanes on I-110 beginning next week at nighttime to allow for inspection of the span of the high-rise bridge. Sections of the northbound and southbound lanes at the I-110 draw bridge will be closed Monday, Aug. 22 through Thursday, Aug. 25 from 8¬†p.m. to 5 a.m. ¬†Work […]

City recognizes second quarter longevity recipients

The City of Biloxi recognized a host of employees for longevity during the August 17 city council meeting. Those recognized were: 25¬†years of service:¬†Keith Capehart, Fire¬†Department 20 years of service:¬†John Hargrove, Public Works; and Aldon Helmert, Elizabeth Manna, Michael Mason, and Bryan Vincent, Police Department 15 years of service:¬†Robert Jolly, Vickie Lee-Fletcher, and Jay Morgan, […]

Weekend preview: Football, softball and MMA

Reports of the Great Flood notwithstanding, looking for something fun to do this weekend? Football, softball, and mixed martial arts highlight a list of activities happening in Biloxi. The Biloxi Indians prepare for their 2016 football season by hosting a jamboree this evening at the Biloxi High stadium beginning at 6. ¬†The jamboree between Biloxi […]

Weather Service issues flash flood watch

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch through Saturday morning because of heavy rainfall expected for Biloxi and surrounding areas. The greatest chance of increased rainfall and flooding begins Friday in the Biloxi area. Local emergency managers report that weather models show as much as 3 to 8 inches of rainfall may […]

Relive a golden era, go fishing and more this weekend

A sold-out tribute to a community leader and impresario, a fishing tournament, and seasonal sports registrations are among the list of events happening this weekend. Tonight at the¬†Slavonian Lodge on Maple Street, the community will gather to celebrate one of Biloxi’s favorite sons, F. ‚ÄúYankie‚ÄĚ Barhanovich. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the program for […]

Football, cheerleading, swimming and more, oh my!

Looking for youth activities outside of school, well look no further! The Parks and Recreation Department this weekend will soon be conducting registration for football, cheerleading and ¬†later on you’ll see registration for swimming as well as tryouts for the swim team. On Saturday, Aug. 6 and Saturday, Aug. 13, registration for youth football and […]

The Vieux Marche goes green for Shrek on Saturday

On Saturday, the Vieux Marche will become a street fair full of activities throughout the day before being transformed into a nighttime cast party for “Shrek the Musical,” which is playing this weekend at the Saenger. Beginning at noon, more than a dozen arts and crafts and food vendors, numerous children’s activities and entertainment will […]

Summer camp season ends

The Parks and Recreation department wraps up its 2016 summer camp season today. A total of 510 campers, ages 5 to 14, have spent nine weeks enjoying the summer, participating in arts and crafts, field trips and other hands on activities that have challenged their minds. “Through this program, we provide wholesome leisure time programs,” […]

Farmers Market introduces loyalty card

Laura Gnuschke is the July winner of the Farmers Market Card drawing!¬†By shopping at the Charles R. Hegwood Biloxi Farmers Market and completing a loyalty card, the Farmers Market regular was able to enter the monthly drawing¬†and become¬†the winner of¬†a¬†prize basket. All shoppers at the Farmers Market also now have the chance to¬†win a monthly […]

See the dinosaurs Saturday on the Town Green

The City of Biloxi and Friends of Hiller Park have teamed up with Navy Federal Credit Union to host an outdoor family movie night on the Town Green on Saturday. Beginning at 6 p.m. families will be able to fill the green space with lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy activities such as inflatables and […]

Immunization fair set for school-age children

Biloxi Excel by 5 is looking to help parents who may have to take their children to Gulfport or Pascagoula to get state-required immunization shots since the health department office in Biloxi has closed. Beginning Saturday, the Biloxi Excel by 5, along with a host of sponsors, will launch the Biloxi Excel by 5 Immunization […]

Weekend preview: Shuckers, circus sensation and more

A five-game homestand between the Biloxi Shuckers and Birmingham Barons continues this evening and nightly through Monday at MGM Park, kicking off a weekend of diverse entertainment. Meantime, Weird Al Yankovic performs at the Hard Rock, IP hosts Dick Fox’s Golden Boys and Anthony Cools, and the theatrical circus opus “BraVeau” continues at the Beau […]

Biloxi makes Mississippi Magazine’s ‘Best of’ List

Less than a month after USA Today told a national audience about the growing allure of Biloxi and the Mississippi Gulf Coast, now comes¬†Mississippi Magazine touting Biloxi as one of the top places to enjoy a weekend trip. Biloxi was bestowed an M-List award certificate this week for “Best Weekend Trip” as voted by the […]

New splash pad to open in Sunkist area

Residents and visitors in West Biloxi will soon have a new way to stay cool and enjoy the outdoors. On Friday, city and county leaders will celebrate the opening of a new splash pad at the Popps Ferry Recreational Area. Festivities will begin at 10:30 a.m. with a ribbon and continue until 1 p.m. “I […]

Saints jerseys, tickets up for grabs this weekend

Saints jerseys and helmets signed by head coach Sean Payton and Drew Brees, and two club level tickets and two sideline passes for the Aug. 26 preseason game against Pittsburgh in the Mercedes Benz Superdome are among the items being offered in a silent auction Saturday night during the New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame […]

Enjoy the Spirit of Summer in downtown

The Biloxi Main Street monthly series “First Friday” will celebrate summer with a themed event in the downtown arts district on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. near Peresich Park, just south of Merit Health. The “Spirit of Summer Block Party” will begin with a ribbon cutting for the area’s newest business, Almost Circle Gallery, […]

Jackson, Andersen bringing teammates to Biloxi

Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee Rickey Jackson and future NFL Hall of Famer Morten Andersen head a list of former and current New Orleans Saints stars who will be in Biloxi July 8-9 for the inaugural Saints Hall of Fame Weekend. Jackson and Andersen are two of only four players (Archie Manning and Willie […]

Seafood Museum reception to showcase images of Lewis Hine

Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum will host a public reception tonight from 5 to 7 to showcase more than two dozen restored images of world renowned photographer Lewis Hine. Lewis Hine, one of the most prolific photographers of the early 1900s, traveled the country for decades documenting child labor in factories, mills, mines, and processing […]

Biloxi unveils fireworks-free zone this Fourth

Longtime Coast tourism leader Linda Hornsby has had the idea rolling around in her head for several years now, and this Fourth of July it will become a reality on east beach in Biloxi. It’s a fireworks-free zone, where fireworks will be prohibited among the public and all eyes will be focused on the $100,000 […]

Saints golf event has few spots remaining

Only a handful of playing spots remain for anyone wanting to play in the New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame Golf Scramble at Fallen Oak on Friday, July 8. The golf tournament is the kickoff event of Saints Hall of Fame Weekend in Biloxi. Other events are a Saints Kids Experience at MGM Park Saturday […]

Biloxi to see three fireworks shows this year

For the Fourth of July this year, Biloxi will have more fireworks in the sky and less on the ground. That’s because the¬†city will¬†see three fireworks shows – one on Sunday, and two on Monday, the Fourth of July itself. This year, you’ll see fireworks shows on Back Bay, courtesy of the IP Casino Resort […]

Popp’s Ferry Road to see lane shifts

Motorists traveling the Popp‚Äôs Ferry Road area where widening is underway will see lane shifts beginning Monday morning, signaling a major milestone in progress. No detours are planned, but traffic cones and barrels will mark shifts of travel lanes, which will take place from Cedar Lake Road to Lamey Street. The Popp’s Ferry work has […]

Seniors dance to show patriotic spirit

The Parks and Recreation Department will host¬†a “Salute to the Military” Seniors Patriotic Dance on Friday from noon to 2 p.m. at the Donal Snyder Community Center, 2520 Pass Rd. Adults ages 55 and older are invited to dress in patriotic attire, put on a pair of dancing shoes and enjoy an afternoon of music, […]

City recognizes employees for longevity

The City of Biloxi recognized a host of employees for longevity during the June 21 city council meeting. Those recognized were: 40 years of service: Glenda Carmel, Police Department 35 years of service: Mary Cruthirds, Parks and Recreation Department; and Jasna Yenewine, Public Works Department 25 years of service: Woody Alexander and John McDonnell, Public […]

Sun shines on Margaritaville Thursday

The family-oriented destination resort Margaritaville opens on Point Cadet on Thursday and Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich says it will help capture a new audience for Biloxi. “In the two days I’ve been off since I was mayor I visited a family-oriented spot like this, and I have to say this one is very competitive,” said […]

Hiller Park playground receives a makeover

Visitors to Hiller Park will soon have¬†a new, larger playgrounds to enjoy. Wednesday morning, members of the Ruiz Contracting Solutions group began dismantling the almost 30 year old playground equipment in preparation for a new accessible play system. “I am beyond elated,” Parks and Recreation Director Cheryl Bell said. “We have received the playground equipment […]

Saints Hall of Fame Scramble Golf Tournament spots available

Some playing spots are still available for the July 8 Saints Hall of Fame scramble golf tournament at Fallen Oak. The cost is $1,000 per four-man team. Each team will also be assigned a Saints Hall of Famer or current Saints player in order to field a five-member team for the 18-hole competition. Food and […]

Saints Experience tickets now on sale

Tickets for the Kids Saints Experience and Saints Hall of Fame Road Show at MGM Park on Saturday, July 9 are now on sale at the MGM Park box office and all Ticketmaster locations. Tickets for the Kids Saints Experience are limited to 500 participants for each of the two 75-minute training camp sessions, which […]

Fire Academy celebrates graduates, sponsors

A total of 73 youngsters ages 7 to 12 graduated on Friday from the 2016 Fire Academy for Kids, a weeklong program where children learn about household safety and firefighting. The¬†free program, conducted at the Lopez Quave Public Safety Center and at the the nearby West End¬†Hose Company No. 3 Fire Museum, would not have […]

Biloxi, MGM Park to host Saints Hall of Fame, players

With the opening of 2016 NFL training camps looming, the New Orleans Saints and Saints Hall of Fame will make a special visit to Biloxi July 8-9 for a weekend of activities on the eve of the team‚Äôs summer camp. The highlight of the weekend will be two special events at MGM Park on Saturday, […]

Summer camp, academies begin in Biloxi

Hundreds of youngster will be enjoying their summer break with the City of Biloxi in a trio of summer camps offered by the city. Nearly 500 children ranging in age from 5 to 14 turned out Monday for the city‚Äôs Summer Playground and Enrichment Program ‚Äď aka “summer camp.” The two-month summer program takes place […]

Biloxi firefighters test a new firefighting tool

Biloxi firefighters are testing a new tool that may help fight fires more efficiently. F-500 Encapsulator Agent, a liquid that is blended with water running through a fire hose, cools the fire and surrounding structures six to 10 times quicker than with plain water, which offers multiple benefits. ‚ÄúIt has the ability, if applied in […]

Family fun events at Hiller and Town Green this weekend

There will be plenty of outdoor activities for families visiting Biloxi this weekend with a family fun day at Hiller Park and a summer festival at Biloxi Town Green. At Hiller Park, the Parks and Recreation Department, along with the Friends of Hiller Park, will host Splash into Summer on Saturday from 10 a.m. to […]

Expect delays on Popp’s Ferry bridge this week

Popp‚Äôs Ferry Bridge will have intermittent openings and closings on¬†today through Wednesday mornings while crews inspect the drawbridge spans. Openings and closings of the drawbridge can be expected each morning between 9 and 11 a.m. Each opening and closing will be for 15-minutes, nearly the amount of time usually allotted to allow marine traffic. The […]

Going, going, gone! All items sold at city auction

The city auction on Saturday produced more than $100,000 for city coffers, and several of the 169 bidders walked away with huge deals. With more than 500 items to bid on and 211 attendees, the city impound yard off Popp’s Ferry Road was a busy place to be. From 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., surplus […]

Registration now open for Fire Academy for Kids

The Biloxi Fire Department is now taking applications for its hugely popular Fire Academy for Kids. The program is a free, five-day participatory camp for children ages 7 to 12 and is conducted at Fire¬†Station No. 1, in the Lopez Quave Public Safety Center, 170 Porter Ave., and at the nearby West End¬†Hose Company No. […]

Oak Street paving set to begin Friday

Great news for businesses and residents on Oak Street: Workers with Oscar Renda Contracting are hoping to have all of Oak Street north of the CSX Railway paved in the next several days. Contractors are preparing the surface for paving today and Thursday, and plan to begin applying asphalt on Friday. The work is expected […]

FY 2016 TIGER Grant Projects

The section the city website contains documents concerning the city’s current applications for federal TIGER grants. The program — Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery —¬†is a supplementary discretionary grant program included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.   The City of Biloxi‚Äôs FY2016 TIGER Discretionary Grant Application: Woolmarket Gateway Project The following […]

Summer Playgroung register

The City of Biloxi will begin filling openings for the annual Summer Playground and Enrichment Program with registration for Woolmarket area residents and Woolmarket school sites. Registration will be from 9 a.m. to noon at Woolmarket Elementary School Gym, 12513 John Lee Road. The program is for children ages of 5 to 14. ‚ÄúThis program […]

Christmas in Biloxi: Your guide to holiday events

Thursday, Dec. 3:¬†Lighting of the Biloxi Lighthouse The city ushers in the Christmas season with the lighting of the Biloxi Lighthouse from 5:30¬†to 7 p.m., south of the Biloxi Visitors Center, 1050 Beach Blvd.¬†¬†Santa Clause will be on site with cookies and hot chocolate!¬† For more information, call the Biloxi Visitors Center at 228-374-3105.   […]

Special Needs St. Patrick’s Day Dance

Friday, March 14, 2014 form 6 to 9 p.m. Donal Snyder Community Center Click here to view the flyer