Author Archives: Cecilia Dobbs Walton

City damage tab at $2.6 million, mainly on waterfront

The City of Biloxi’s initial estimate of Hurricane Nate damage to city facilities is now at $2.6 million, including $1.5 million to piers and waterfront facilities. “Recovery is in our DNA,” Chief Administrative Officer Mike Leonard said today.  “Piers and fishing in Biloxi all belong together and we will rebuild.” Electricity was restored today to […]

State of emergency declared in preparation of TS Nate

Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich and the Biloxi City Council declared a state of emergency in Biloxi this afternoon, a measure that authorizes the mayor to take extraordinary steps to deal with the expected torrential downpour from Tropical Storm Nate. “We have to make preparations and take the necessary steps to protect our citizens and visitors,” […]

Cruisers get the word: Consider leaving early

Clear skies abound at the moment, but the threat of Tropical Storm Nate this weekend is causing emergency managers to ask Cruisin’ the Coast visitors to consider cutting their visit short. In fact, Biloxi firefighters later this afternoon will be delivering a postcard from Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich to the hundreds of RVs and campers […]

Sign up for Start Smart Soccer beginning Friday

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 Friday 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 […]

Biloxi Lighthouse fair is Saturday

More than 50 local artists and craftsmen will be selling everything from jewelry to one-of-a-kind art work on Saturday during the fifth annual Lighthouse Arts and Crafts Fair. The event, which will he on the lawn and inside the Biloxi Visitors Center, will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Visitors Center is at […]

Firefighters want your attention on fire prevention

The Biloxi Fire Department is preparing to observe October as Fire Prevention month by dousing residents with fire safety. Firefighters from the city’s nine fire stations will be canvassing neighborhoods this month in an effort to make sure Biloxi homes have working smoke detectors. The Fire Prevention Month effort, called “Turn Your Attention to Fire […]

Senior Prom tickets go on sale today

Tickets for the 11th Annual Mississippi Gulf Coast Senior Prom on Thursday, Nov. 9 go on sale today. The Senior Prom, open to ages 50 and older will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. at the IP Casino Resort and will include music by the Coast Big Band, a full buffet, a photo booth […]

Community efforts discussed at fair housing workshop

A consensus to better coordinate community awareness efforts regarding residents’ fair housing rights was reached this week during a Fair Housing Act Workshop hosted by the city, the Mississippi Center for Justice and the Biloxi Housing Authority. The city, public and private housing providers, realtors, bankers and disability rights advocates participated in the workshop. John […]

Your guide to fall happenings in Biloxi

Wednesday, Oct. 4: The Cruisin’ The Coast Downtown Biloxi Block Party will take place in downtown from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Cars and car aficionados will line the streets and George Thomas will perform as the King of Rock and Roll on the stage across from Biloxi City Hall. See the flyer Saturday, Oct. […]

Cruisin’ Downtown Biloxi Block Party set for Oct. 4

Cruisin’ the Coast, the weeklong event that sees thousands of vehicles motoring along the Mississippi Gulf Coast, rolls into downtown Biloxi on Wednesday, Oct. 4 when the city hosts the Downtown Biloxi Block Party. Thousands of cars and car aficionados will line the downtown streets from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. as part of the […]

Ohr-O’Keefe plans fall gala for tonight

The Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art holds its “Und Ohr the Sea” gala tonight at the IP Casino Resort and Spa. The nautical-themed affair is the museum’s major fundraiser of the year.  It will be from 7 to 10 p.m. with complimentary wine and an array of food and activities.  IP Casino Chef Shannon Johnson will […]

Diversity shines on Town Green Saturday

The city celebrates its diverse culture this weekend on the Biloxi Town Green. On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. a host of vendors and entertainers will fill the grounds for the city’s inaugural Multicultural Festival, an event that brings together the wide-ranging Gulf Coast culture to one spot. More than two dozen food vendors, […]

Ohr, Lighthouse area, harbor launch to see upgrades, repairs

A game plan has been set in motion for upgrades to the Lighthouse Pier parking area and the Biloxi Small Craft Harbor boat launch, and repairs are now in the works for the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art Welcome Center, which was damaged by a fire a year ago. Today, contractors with Twin L will begin […]

First-responders called to second hydraulic spill

Sections of Popp’s Ferry and Atkinson roads were closed for several hours today as first responders worked to clean up a hydraulic spill from a garbage truck, the second such spill in two working days. A Waste Pro truck left a swath of hydraulic fluid from the western end of Atkinson Road and north toward […]

$3 million permit issued for Saltgrass restaurant

A permit with a construction value of $3 million has been issued for the Saltgrass, an upscale steakhouse planned for the northeastern corner of Myrtle Street and U.S. 90 on Point Cadet. The permit was one of 74 building permits issued last week by the city’s Community Development Department. In addition, the department is overseeing the […]

‘Biloxi Blues,’ swimming, running, parading and more this weekend

Center Stage Theatre celebrates the state’s 200th anniversary with its presentation of the Broadway comedy “Biloxi Blues.”  The Neil Simon play centers on the experiences of a young Army recruit, Eugene Morris Jerome, in boot camp in Biloxi during World War II.  Armed with his journal and a sense of humor, Eugene is determined to […]

Museum plans drawdown for Saturday

The Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum’s 32nd annual $10,000 Drawdown will be held on Saturday at the Point Cadet museum. The drawdown is the museum’s major fundraiser of the year. It will begin at 6 p.m., with cocktails and entertainment by Hank Berumen. The buffet, offering many special seafood dishes, will begin at 7 p.m., […]

Biloxi Public Schools planning for homecoming parade

Homecoming is a great way to show school spirit, and this year the Biloxi Public Schools is asking the community to demonstrate Biloxi Indian spirit by participating in the Indian Nation Homecoming Parade. The parade is set to roll at 5 p.m. through downtown Biloxi on Thursday, Oct. 19, the day before the Biloxi High […]

Biloxi Police, Papa John’s to collect hurricane relief items

The Biloxi Police Department is partnering with Papa John’s Pizza to collect items for first responders in Beaumont, Texas. Beginning Friday, the Lopez Quave Public Safety Center, 170 Porter Ave., and all south Mississippi Papa John’s Pizza stores will be accepting hurricane relief items for Beaumont Police Officers and their families. Beaumont, a town of […]

Will Biloxi host playoff games this weekend? We’ll know today

Whether a playoff game is played at MGM Park this weekend will be decided this afternoon in Pensacola, when Jacksonville and Pensacola play Game 3 of a best-of-five series. First pitch is at 1:05 p.m. The Pensacola Blue Wahoos has already won the first two games of the series and with a win todau would […]

City follows up on Esters water loss

Biloxi Public Works staff this morning is working to determine how many city water customers lost service Thursday after an unmarked 12-inch water main was broken on Esters Boulevard. The water main was ruptured when contractors were in stalling sheet piles along the road way north of the CSX railway. Water service was interrupted Thursday […]

MGM Park could host two playoff games

The Shuckers season is over, but Irma may be sending playoff games to MGM Park this weekend. The Southern League has announced that the potential fourth and fifth games of the best-of-five Southern League Division Series, set for Saturday and Sunday between Jacksonville and Pensacola, will be relocated to Biloxi’s MGM Park. The site change […]

Seafood Festival returns to Town Green

The Biloxi Seafood Festival – two days of entertainment, food, and arts and crafts – returns to the Town Green this weekend.  The Biloxi Chamber of Commerce is moving the award-winning festival back the Beach Boulevard location, across from the Hard Rock and near the Beau Rivage, after three years at Point Cadet Plaza. The […]

Fireman’s Day Parade set for Sept. 16

The annual Biloxi Fireman’s Day Parade, a tradition that dates back more than 130 years, rolls through downtown Biloxi on Saturday, Sept. 16. The parade, which is expected to feature nearly two dozen firefighting vehicles from fire departments across the Coast, will begin at 10 a.m. at the foot of Lameuse Street.  It will proceed north […]

Walk, run and climb to remember the fallen of 9/11

Organizers have opened registration for the third annual Tunnel to Towers 5K Run/Walk & Climb, an event that helps remember firefighter Stephen Siller and his FDNY brothers who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. The run, a nationwide effort, is named in honor of a New York Firefighter Stephen Siller who in full gear, […]

Calling all one-kick wonders to Hiller Park

Want a fun way to help out the revitalization of Hiller Park? Well, the Parks & Recreation Department has a kickin’ good way you can do that. Registrations are now being accepted for teams for the department’s Annual Hiller Park Revitalization Kickball Tournament. The tournament will take place Saturday, Sept. 30 at the Barbara Ferrill Softball Fields, […]

City, Cable One look back at Camille, Katrina

The City of Biloxi and Cable One will air a day of special storm-related programming on Tuesday to commemorate the 12th anniversary of Katrina and to help educate residents about the dangers of storms and flooding. Cable One is airing the programs as a public service for its Biloxi customers on Cable 69.  “These programs […]

Rail passengers group checking out Biloxi, Gulf Coast

Daily passenger rail service is still just a dream for Biloxi and the Mississippi Gulf Coast, but the National Association of Railroad Passengers wants to show the rest of the country what they’re missing.  On Thursday, two bloggers interning with the national association will be in Biloxi and on the Gulf Coast to share their […]

Our first and final thoughts on the the eclipse

OK, everyone in the United States has heard about the eclipse this afternoon. You know, the one you’re not supposed to look at unless you have the hard-to-find NASA-approved goggles. Herewith, what Biloxians need to know: “We do not expect total darkness here in Biloxi because we’re not in what they’re calling ‘the path of […]

Yes, it’s a dance celebrating the return of school

Between 150 to 200 mentally or physically challenged youths and adults are expected this evening for the Parks & Recreation Department’s annual Special Needs Back-To-School Hoorah Dance, which takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Donal M. Snyder Sr. Community Center. The affair, which is free and also open to friends of those attending, includes […]

Rodeo organizers seek to round up more visitors

Organizers of a longtime Coast Coliseum event, the Professional Cowboy Association rodeo finals, are looking to beef up their event, maybe even attracting a new herd of visitors to the Mississippi Gulf Coast in January. For two decades, the Professional Cowboy Association finals have been held at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum, attracting about 8,000 people […]

Biloxi High kicks off Shrimp Bowl festivites tonight

The 2017 edition of the Shrimp Bowl gets rolling this evening at 6 with a pep rally at Indian Stadium, on the Biloxi High School campus, off Richard Drive. The pep rally, which is open to the public, will feature the Biloxi High Marching Band, along with performances by cheerleaders and dancers.  Shrimp Queen Paige […]

Plans being drawn up now for Saenger rehabilitation

As part of the City’s efforts to redevelop downtown Biloxi, the Saenger Theater and Community Center is benefitting from a multi-phased, comprehensive rehabilitation.  Phase One, in the design stage, includes ADA access improvements and critically-needed exterior repairs to allow this public resource to serve the needs of area neighbors as a public meeting and activity […]

Awards banquet tonight for B.E.S.T.

The city’s history-making swim team tonight celebrates the end of its successful 2017 long course season with an awards banquet. The banquet for the Biloxi Elite Swim Team, also known as B.E.S.T., will begin at 6 p.m. at the Dr. Frank G. Gruich Sr. Community Center, 591 Howard Avenue, and will honor the over 190 […]

Storm & Flood newsletter arriving in homes this week

It’s August, typically the busiest time of hurricane season, and to help remind residents and business owners about steps to be prepared, the city’s annual Storm & Flood Preparedness newsletter should be arriving in homes and businesses throughout Biloxi this week. The 12-page compendium has tips on how to create a storm plan for your […]

Siblings lead 2017 Sports Hall of Fame inductees

Four sets of brothers head this year’s class of 19 inductees into the Biloxi Sports Hall of Fame. Longtime Biloxi High coaches Joe and Frank Sabbatini will be honored along with legendary BHS football players Clinton and John Tapper, and Gene, Billy Ray and John Allen.  Rounding out the sibling contingent for installation ceremonies Sunday, […]

Registration on tap this weekend for youth leagues

The beginning of the school year means the City of Biloxi’s fall youth sports leagues are just around the corner. On Saturday, the Parks & Recreation Department will hold registration for its football and cheerleading leagues from 9 a.m. to noon at the Donal M. Snyder Sr. Community Center, 2520 Pass Road. Football is open […]

Biloxi gaming industry marks 25 years today

Biloxi will unveil a new $35.5 million state-of-the-art junior high school this Friday, which seems fitting for the same week that the city marks the 25th anniversary of the casino gaming industry, which has helped pay for new schools and fueled so many quality-of-life improvements over the years. It was on Aug. 1, 1992, 25 […]

Annie and Elvis share the theater stages this weekend

Biloxi Little Theatre brings one of American’s popular redheads to the stage. No, it’s not Lucille Ball. It’s Annie. “Annie Jr.,” A Triple Threat Academy Production, opens it three-show run tonight at the Lee Street theater. Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning musical, the performance follows the orphan in her […]

Biloxi Public Schools welcome students next week

Biloxi Public Schools will begin classes at the end of next week, with a new multi-million-dollar junior high school and an upper elementary school awaiting students. “We just finished online registration,” said David Nichols, director of personnel services for the Biloxi Public Schools, “and right now, we are on target with our enrollment numbers.” Registration […]

Shuckers rest before heading on the road

The Biloxi Shuckers, after winning the series finale game Monday night at MGM Park against the Birmingham Barons 8-2, today have their first scheduled day off in 21 days. The respite prefaces  a 10-game road trip against division revivals, the Pensacola Blue Wahoos. On Wednesday, Luiz Ortiz will start Game 1 with the first pitch at […]

Snagged trailer closes Iberville crossing for two hours

The railway crossing at Iberville Drive, just west of Keesler Air Force Base, was closed for two hours this morning after CSX made repairs to the crossing after a truck pulling a lowboy trailer became stuck on the rails. The incident was reported to Biloxi public safety dispatchers at 7:19 a.m., and dispatchers immediately notified […]

Shuckers offer Phillips-‘possum bobblehead

Shuckers, Barons and a bobblehead? Tonight, when the gates open at 5:30 for the Biloxi Shuckers vs. Birmingham Barons game, fans will get a chance to receive a part of the team’s history. The first 1,500 fans through the gate will receive a one-of-a-kind bobblehead of former Shuckers outfielder Brett Phillips and a ‘possum.  This bobblehead […]

Immunization fair begins this weekend in Biloxi

Do you need to get you child immunized for school? Well Biloxi Excel By 5 can help. Beginning Saturday, Biloxi Excel By 5, along with a host of sponsors, will kick off its second annual immunization fair series from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Coastal Family Health Center, 715 Division St. Vaccines will […]

Movie fans: Don’t be ‘fraid of no ghost!

The Biloxi Parks & Recreation Department will once again host Summer Movie Series tonight at the Biloxi Town Green with the showing of the 2016 film “Ghostbusters.” Grab a lawn chair or blanket and be there at 6:30 p.m. You’ll find a variety of children’s activities, such as a ghost-themed scavenger hunt, a chance to make […]

Employees acknowledged for years of service

Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich recognized a host of city employees today for their  years of service to the city. Those recognized during the City Council meeting this afternoon were: 35 years of service: Alcus Stockstill, Public Works Department 25 years of service: Andrew Balius, Community Development Department; and Nicholas Sonnier, Police Department 20 years of service: Michael […]

Bow-wow! Firefighters save pups from house fire

Biloxi firefighters saved four lives Monday — four caged puppies that were discovered nearly lifeless inside a burning house in east Biloxi. Firefighters found flames and smoke when they responded to the house fire on Crawford Street at 5:30 p.m. Monday. During a primary search of the wood-frame home, Capt. Otto Vuyovich heard what sounded […]

Life size dinosaurs in town this weekend

Thought dinosaurs were extinct? Well, not this weekend! The reptilian creatures will be coming out of extinction and taking over the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center for the life size exhibition, Jurassic Quest. The largest North American exhibition of moving, museum quality dinosaurs will begin today at from 3 to 8 p.m. and runs […]

Trash is the talk of the town

Biloxi residents may soon see changes in solid waste pickup beginning Oct. 1. With the five year contract expiring on Sept. 30, the Harrison County Utility Authority, the organization that manages the contract, has rebid the work and awarded Team Waste as the next trash contractor serving most areas of Harrison County. Under the terms […]

July starts off with a bang

Fireworks, baseball, and fishing brought in record numbers over the, for some, four day weekend. “The warm, summer weather always brings in people,” Biloxi Fire Chief Joe Boney said, “but add the diversity of events that we just had, and the number of people usually increase.” The long Fourth of July weekend in Biloxi featured […]

Biloxi to have tripleheader of fireworks

The long Fourth of July weekend in Biloxi will feature three fireworks shows, one on Saturday night over Back Bay and two on July 4th itself, the annual front beach fireworks and a post-game extravaganza at MGM Park. The Back Bay and front beach fireworks will both begin at 9 p.m. on their respective nights, […]

Inauguration ceremony is Wednesday at Saenger

Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich will be sworn in for his first full term of office during a Saenger Theater ceremony on Wednesday where all seven members of the City Council also will be administered the oaths of office. Doors at the downtown theater open at 5:30 p.m. and the public ceremony will begin promptly at […]

Shuckers and Braves: Let’s play two!

The Biloxi Shuckers and the Mississippi Braves will play a doubleheader tonight at MGM Park, and you can bank on it. The series opener between the Shuckers and the Braves, pushed back by Tropical Storm Cindy, begins at 5:35 p.m. with the gates opening at 5 p.m. The twin bill will feature two seven-inning games, about […]

Scrapin’ returns to Biloxi roadways this weekend

Get your motor revvin’, but not too much, police say.  Hundreds of low-ridin’, frame-draggin’ and customized cars and trucks are expected on Biloxi roadways this weekend for the 15th annual “Scrapin’ the Coast,” a show that promoters are billing as “the biggest one yet, guaranteed.” The Coast Coliseum and the Gulfport Dragway throughout the weekend […]

R U Ready? Find out, beginning tonight

The City of Biloxi launches its first of three storm preparedness education events tonight, against a backdrop of forecasts with flood advisories and 80 percent chances of rain over the next three days. “R U Ready?” kicks off this evening from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Dr. Frank Gruich Sr. Community Center on Howard Avenue, […]

Flash flood watch issued; heavy rainfall on the way

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch from Tuesday through Thursday evening for all of Harrison County, with multiple rounds of heavy rain expected as early as overnight tonight as Potential Tropical Cyclone 3 moves through the central Gulf. A flash flood watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash […]

Fire Department thanks academy supporters

A total of 70 youngsters ages 7 to 12 have graduated from the 2017 Fire Academy for Kids, a free program supported with generous sponsorship.   The program, divided into two five-day sessions with beginners camp from June 5 to 9 and advanced camp from June 12 to 16, was conducted at the Lopez Quave Public Safety […]

Summer Fair, Juneteenth headline weekend events

The 31st Annual South Mississippi Summer Fair rolls into its final weekend at the Coast Coliseum, advertising more rides than ever and plenty of entertainment. Attractions include a petting zoo, Show-Me-Safari Swine racing, Extreme Illusions and Escapes with Josh Knotts and Lea, a family fun tent, local live music and more. Gate admission is $5 […]

Annual Juneteenth celebration takes place Saturday

The City of Biloxi will join more than a half dozen local organizations in hosting the annual Juneteenth Celebration on Saturday from 3 to 8 p.m. at John Henry Beck Park, 671 Division St. The Juneteenth Celebration, which is free and open to all ages, will feature speeches, poetry contests, bounce houses, a health fair, […]

Warning sirens to be tested

Biloxi will soon hear sirens once a month as part of the city’s emergency warning system. The tests of the city’s 10 warning sirens, which begin on July 5, will be conducted the first Wednesday of every month for the tornado sirens and on the first and last day of hurricane season for hurricanes sirens. […]

‘Be our guest’ at the Biloxi Town Green tonight

The Biloxi Parks & Recreation Department will host its Summer Movie Series tonight at the Biloxi Town Green with the showing of the 2017 Disney movie “Beauty and the Beast”. Grab a lawn or blanket and be part of the family fun beginning at 6 p.m. You’ll find a variety of children’s field day games, […]

It’s a Blessed weekend! Plus Shuckers fireworks and more

The 88th annual Biloxi Shrimp Festival and Blessing of the Fleet takes place this weekend in east Biloxi. The weekend-long tradition, which officially began Thursday with the Memorial of the Mass for Deceased Fishermen, will continue this weekend with the Fais Do-Do, Shrimp Festival pageant and the Blessing of the Fleet. The weekend activities kick […]

R U ready? Here’s some help with storm prep

Hurricane season is officially here and the City of Biloxi is asking, “R U ready?” To help you plan for a storm or flood, the city is hosting three preparedness outreach events in June. “We want to offer the community an opportunity to speak with emergency preparedness agencies so that they can be more prepared for […]

Leaders gather to mark Keesler gate project

Local, state and federal officials joined Keesler Air Force Base leaders Thursday to announce an estimated $37 million project to locate a new main entry gate at Division Street and Forrest Avenue. The two-year project includes an expanded and enhanced boulevard along Division from I-110 to Forrest Avenue. “The State of Mississippi is proud to […]

French Colonial cemetery to be dedicated this evening

The Preservation in May celebration continues tonight with a dedication and picnic in the park for the oldest French Colonial cemetery in the south. The City of Biloxi and the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources will hold a dedication for the French Colonial Cemetery Park beginning at 4 p.m. on the west side of the […]

Your guide to the Memorial Day weekend

The City of Biloxi Parks & Recreation Department will hold its annual School’s Out Pool Party for ages 5 to 12 tonight from 6 to 8 at the Biloxi Natatorium, 1384 Father Ryan Ave.  The free pool party will include water games, refreshments and music by a local D.J.  Lifeguards will be on deck and all […]

Be a part of a Memorial Day tradition at Biloxi National Cemetery

Thousands of volunteers – individuals, veterans, families, young and old – will show up at the Biloxi National Cemetery Saturday morning to place small U.S. flags on the graves of those buried in the cemetery. This annual event is expected to begin around 8 a.m. but volunteers are asked to arrive early. And know this: […]

Town Green turns red (and wet) this weekend

A collection of antique and present-day fire trucks, and fun and games for children and adults will be taking over the Biloxi Town Green this Memorial Day weekend.    The Biloxi Fire Department and the West End Hose Co. No. 3 Fire Museum will host the annual Jump into Summer Festival Saturday and Sunday from […]

Wooden & Classic Boat Show returns this weekend

The annual Billy Creel Memorial Gulf Coast Wooden & Classic Boat Show takes place this weekend on the Schooner Pier Complex on U.S. 90 in east Biloxi. The popular boat show includes as many as 50 wooden boats, ranging in size from 6 to 76 feet and dating back as early as 1928. Hosted by […]

Biloxi and Keesler are hosting Olympians this weekend

More than 700 athletes from across the state will be at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi this weekend for the Mississippi Special Olympics Summer Games. The games will begin this evening with the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. “About 10 runners will be at Debuys Road around 4:30 this afternoon to […]

Firefighters respond to three kitchen fires

Last week, Biloxi firefighters were called to four fires: three kitchen fires and one trash fire.  Since cooking fires are the No. 1 cause of home fires and home injuries, firefighters are reminding residents to never leave the kitchen unattended when cooking. According to a 2013 survey by the insurance firm Liberty Mutual, nearly half […]

Sizzlin’ Shuckers return for a 10-game homestand

The red-hot Biloxi Shuckers, who have won 11 of their past 14 games, return to Biloxi Saturday to launch a 10-game homestand at MGM Park, the first of two such homestands this season. The 10-game slate features five games against the Mississippi Braves, an Atlanta Braves affiliate, and five games against the Chattanooga Lookouts, a […]

Summer Movie Series event postponed

Organizers of the “Summer Movie Series,” the fun and games event with the showing of the movie “Moana” planned for tonight on the Biloxi Town Green, have decided to postpone the event until May 20 at Hiller Park because of the inclement weather. The National Weather Service forecasts showers and thunderstorms through the early evening hours, […]

Preservation series launches on Howard Avenue

The 10th Annual Preservation in May series kicks off tonight with a tour of Howard Avenue. Those attending will be able to tour 18 sites along the east Biloxi roadway to learn more about past and present sites along Howard Avenue. “We want people to see what Howard Avenue used to be like,” Biloxi Historic […]

Arts, music and a pinata on tap for First Friday

Biloxi Main Street hosts “First Friday” this evening from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Rue Magnolia and Water Street area. The Cinco de Mayo themed event will feature live entertainment by Colin & Chase, a fun piñata game and downtown area specials.  Visitors will have chance to win a $100 gift card to a […]

Your guide to the new bike share program

The City of Biloxi this afternoon launched its new bike sharing program with Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich and others making an inaugural ride through downtown Biloxi. Two bike sharing stations with five bicycles on each are located in downtown Biloxi, one at the Biloxi Visitors Center and the other at the MGM Park, among the […]

Preservation in May offers a walk through time

This year’s Preservation in May series will feature a walking tours of an historic avenue and neighborhood, a seafood sampling, a park dedication and the Mass of the Deceased Fisherman. The five-week program, taking place Thursday evenings, begins on May 11 and ends on June 1, just in time for  the Blessing of the Fleet […]

Friday, it’s Cinco de Bike-o at Visitors Center

A new service is coming to downtown Biloxi that will take advantage of the growing number of bike lanes in the city.  The Biloxi Visitors Center on Friday will begin offering bike rentals, with bikes available in an automated rental service through the bike share provider Zagster. Initially, the bike share stations, the first of […]

National Day of Prayer ceremony set for Thursday

Biloxi will mark National Day of Prayer with a multi-denominational observance Thursday at noon at Biloxi City Hall. The hour-long ceremony, organized by Carleen E. Hall, is scheduled to take place indoors this year, instead of on the front steps of City Hall, because of the threat of inclement weather. The event, themed “For Your […]

Bishop-elect to be ordained, installed this afternoon

Bishop-elect Louis Kihneman III will be ordained and installed as the fourth bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Biloxi this afternoon at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Cathedral. The ceremony, which is by invitation only, will begin at 2 p.m. and be broadcast live on cable TV’s EWTN and on WLOX.  Kihneman, 65, was […]

Wylie recognized as outstanding volunteer

Patrick Wylie, who has volunteered for a host of activities and helped raise hundred of thousands of dollars to assist those affected by multiple sclerosis,  has been named as Biloxi’s Distinguished Volunteer of the Year. The announcement was made Tuesday night during the 34th Annual Volunteer Recognition Ceremony held at the Dr. Frank G. Gruich Community […]

Hundreds turn out for clean-up campaign

Hundreds of individuals and groups volunteered to help keep Biloxi beautiful last week during the Great American Clean-Up campaign. The campaign began on Saturday, April 16 and ended on Saturday, April 22. “We had great support,” Downtown Services Manager Kay Miller said.  “Over the course of the week, we had about 250 participants including about […]

Volunteer ceremony set for Tuesday afternoon

The City of Biloxi will recognize dozens of volunteers and name a Distinguished Volunteer of the Year in a free public ceremony Tuesday afternoon at the Dr. Frank G. Gruich Community Center, 591 Howard Ave. The 5:30 program will feature food, a photo montage, and recognition of volunteers in the areas of health, community, arts […]

Employees recognized for years of service

Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich this week recognized 32 employees for their years of service during a longevity awards presentation. Those recognized during the April 18 council meeting were: 20 years of service: Debvie Danilson, Parks & Recreation Department; and Dolores Pizzetta, Police Department 15 years of service: William Fairley, Thaddeus Galle, Charles Hawkins, Anthony McGee, Gregory […]

Absentee voting at City Hall on Saturday

Biloxi City Hall will be open Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon for absentee voting for the May 2 Primary Election. Absentee votes, which is for eligible voters who are unable to be at the polls on election day, also may be cast weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at City Hall, which is […]

Crawfish festival headlines weekend events

The Crawfish Music Festival, held annually at the Coast Coliseum for more than two decades now, continues throughout the weekend with live musical performances, carnival rides and, of course, crawfish. The event, which officially began Thursday with the Miss Crawfish Music Festival pageant, is held over two weekends and includes live entertainment each night and […]

Get involved! Clean-up Biloxi campaign picking up steam

Biloxi’s role in the Great American Clean Up is picking up steam as the movement heads into its home stretch on Saturday. “We just had two more groups sign up this afternoon,” said Downtown Service Manager Kay Miller.  “Today staff from Back Bay Mission helped clean up Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and the […]

Exterior design approved for Mugshots Restaurant

The Architectural Historical Review Commission last week approved the exterior design for Mugshots, a new restaurant being proposed for downtown. The restaurant, which will be north of Patio 44 off Main Street, will include 201 parking spaces to be shared by both restaurants. Plans are now being reviewed by the city building and fire departments […]

Volunteers needed for the Great American Clean Up

It’s time to clean up, Biloxi. The city and county are asking for volunteers, companies and groups to participate in the Biloxi Great American Clean Up during the week of April 16-22. Throughout the week, individuals, families, businesses, organizations, and church and civic groups are asked to “clean up” neighborhoods or areas in the community […]

Sign up now for the kids fire academy

Looking for a fun and educational camp for your child to attend? Interested in having your child learn more about fire safety? Well, the Biloxi Fire Department has your answers. The Biloxi Fire Department is now taking applications for its Fire Academy for Kids Camp. Registration is open weekdays at the Fire Department Station No. […]

Navy Band Southeast performs tonight in Biloxi

Mississippi Gulf Coast Navy Week festivities comes to Biloxi this evening with a performance by the Navy Band Southeast. The Navy Band Southeast’s Ceremonial Band will perform at the Lighthouse Park Pavilion, west of the Biloxi Visitors Center, beginning at 6 p.m.  The performance is free to attend but it is requested that guests bring […]

City celebrates Community Market season opening

The City of Biloxi will celebrate the season opening of the Charles R. Hegwood Biloxi Community Market on Tuesday. The market officially opens from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a ceremony and festival beginning at 9 a.m. under the I-110 overpass on Howard Avenue.  The festival, hosted by Biloxi Main Street, will include cake-themed […]

Bicentennial celebrations kick off Friday

This year marks Mississippi’s 200th anniversary of becoming a state and the state-wide festivities begin this weekend on the Gulf Coast, with Biloxi represented in the affair. The two-day Bicentennial Celebration South event kicks off Friday at 9 a.m. and concludes on Saturday with the Governor’s Concert. The events will be staged at Centennial Park, […]

There’s something fishy at the Biloxi Police Department

“Place your fish fry orders now to beat the rush,” says Biloxi Police Lt. Christopher De Back of Friday’s Special Olympics fish fry. “Orders usually pick up dramatically around the middle of the week.” The 2017 Law Enforcement Torch Run Fish Fry, a benefit for the Mississippi Special Olympics, takes place Friday from 11 a.m. […]

Registration dates announced for summer playground

Soon hundreds of youngster will be out for summer break and the City of Biloxi is preparing to fill their time with fun and creative activities through the Summer Playground and Enrichment Program. Registration for the summer camp will be held on two main dates: Saturday, April 1 and Saturday, April 8.  On April 1, registration will be open […]

City seeks nominations for volunteer awards

The City of Biloxi is seeking nominations for its upcoming 34th annual Volunteer Recognition Ceremony, which takes place Tuesday, April 25 at the Dr. Frank Gruich Sr. Community Center, 591 Howard Ave.  The city will recognize individuals who volunteer in the areas of health, community, arts and history, education, military, non-profits, youth, and sports. Also […]

Free weight loss challenge begins next week

It’s time to lighten up, Biloxi. The City of Biloxi is partnering with “Let’s Go! Gulf Coast,” Salvation Army Kroc Center, and the National Diabetes and Obesity Research Center at Tradition for a free eight-week weight loss and health challenge program. The “Lighten Up Biloxi” program, which aims to promote a healthy and active lifestyle […]

Hiller Park splash to open soon

Residents and visitors to Hiller Park will soon have a new way to stay cool while enjoying the outdoors. On Saturday, April 8, city and county leaders will open the community’s newest splash pad, at Hiller Park, with a ribbon cutting beginning at 11 a.m.  The 40-by-50-foot splash pad, which is north of the Hiller Park […]

Pedestrian access soon to increase at Hiller Park

Work is now underway on the latest pedestrian access project at Hiller Park. The project, which begin last week, includes an 8-foot-wide, 1,400-foot-long walkway that will run alongside the bay at the northern end of the park near the Hiller Park Pavilion. “This project advances our initiative of a more walkable community,” Mayor Andrew “FoFo” […]

Biloxi pirates to invade D’Iberville to mark bicentennial

Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich and a party of marauding pirates, traveling aboard a Jolly Roger-flagged Biloxi schooner, are scheduled to invade the City of D’Iberville’s re-enactment of the Landing of D’Iberville Saturday on the north shores of the Bay of Biloxi. And that’s just the way organizers of “Party with Pierre” want it. “We wanted […]

Easter schedule gets hopping in Biloxi

Here is a list of community Easter events:   Thursday, March 23, 2017: Bunny Day Biloxi Excel by 5, along with the Biloxi Public Schools and the IP Casino Resort Spa, will hold a Bunny Day!  The event begins at 10 a.m. at the Lopez School School, 140 St. John Avenue, is free and open […]

City seeking nominees for Biloxi Sports Hall of Fame

The Biloxi Parks & Recreation Department is now accepting applications for the 2017 class of the Biloxi Sports Hall of Fame. Nominees must meet a criteria and are selected on athletic achievements, advancement in sports and community service.  Applications may be acquired weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Parks & Recreation office […]

St. Pat’s festivities take over downtown Biloxi

Downtown Biloxi will be filled with runners, grillers and parade goers on Saturday as part of this weekend’s St. Patrick’s Day events. The Gulf Coast Running Club will kick off the day of events when it hosts the annual Hibernia Marching Society’s St. Patrick’s Day 5K and 1-mile Health Run/Walk.  The 1-mile begins at 9 […]

NTSB video update from Thursday

Thursday afternoon at about 4 o’clock the National Transportation Safety Board held a press conference at the Hyatt Hotel on Beach Boulvard to give an update on their going investigation of the train-bus collision that occurred at the railroad crossing at Main Street and Esters Boulvard Tuesday afternoon. Here is the video from that press […]

Mayor Gilich teams up with artist to support CASA

We know Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich is skilled in computer software and municipal government but what about art? Well, Mayor Gilich has teamed up with local artist and city employee Tonya Hebert, to present an original work of art at the CASA of Harrison County’s Gala, P’Casa. The benefit, taking place on Thursday, March 16 […]

Forget beads! Balls and strikes to fly at MGM Park

Mardi Gras beads will be flying over the next few days in Biloxi, and at MGM Park balls and strikes will be flying, with a slate of college and high school games scheduled for Friday and Saturday. Jackson State plays Texas Southern in a college baseball game on Friday night at 7:05 at MGM Park, […]

City Council to headline chamber’s ‘Coffee Talk’

The Biloxi Bay Area Chamber of Commerce’s next installment of “Coffee Talk” will be Wednesday morning at 8 at Biloxi City Hall, and it will have all the trappings of a City Council meeting. In fact, it will be an actual meeting of the City Council, with free food. Members of the City Council will […]

Arbor Day run, Children’s parade highlight weekend events

The 29th Annual Arbor Day 5K Run, 1-mile run/walk/roll and quarter-mile ability challenge takes place on Saturday with the 5K run beginning at 9 a.m. and the 1 mile and quarter-mile beginning at 9:45 a.m. at the corner of Lameuse Street and Highway 90 near the Biloxi Town Green. Trophies will be given to overall […]

Biloxi, Keesler participate in joint exercise

The 81st Training Wing of the Keesler Air Force Base and the City of Biloxi will participate in a joint exercise on Thursday from 8 a.m. to noon near the Keesler main gate on White Avenue. The exercise will be isolated to the intersection of Irish Hill Drive and White Avenue causing the closure of […]

Biloxi Pickleballers practice for Senior Olympics

In preparation for the upcoming Mississippi Senior Olympics, the Biloxi Senior Pickleball Program hosted its first tournament over the weekend at the A.J. Holloway Sports Complex. Twenty-three doubles teams participated in the “just for fun” tournament on Saturday, Feb. 11 from 9 a.m. to noon. “No medals were presented, but bragging rights were bestowed upon […]

Blind Tiger opens in Biloxi

Last week, the Community Development Department reported issuing a Certificate of Occupancy for The Blind Tiger leading to the restaurant’s opening on Friday, Feb. 10.  The Biloxi restaurant, a waterside bar and grill located at the western end of the Harrah’s property south of U.S. 90 on Point Cadet, offers 3240-square feet including a covered patio […]

Oh, my! Boats, sharks and dogs converge on Coast Coliseum

It’s a little chilly outside but some people’s thoughts are already turning to warm days on the water! The Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center opened its doors at noon today for the weekend-long Biloxi Boat Show.  The 60th annual event showcases the latest selection of boats, motors, personal watercraft and marine accessories. The event […]

Education is theme of Black History Month program

The City of Biloxi Parks & Recreation Department, along with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and East Biloxi Community Collaborative, will host the annual Black History Month Program on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 6 p.m. The free affair, taking place at the Dr. Frank Gruich Sr. Community Center at 591 Howard […]

Your guide to Mardi Gras in Biloxi

  Biloxi and the Mississippi Gulf Coast are home to myriad Carnival balls, more than 20 family-oriented parades and dozens of special events to herald the approach of Mardi Gras, or “Fat Tuesday,” the last day of the Carnival season.  Fat Tuesday itself falls the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent.  Here are […]

Tips for a safe and fun Mardi Gras

The City of Biloxi encourages you to have a spirited-yet-safe time at Mardi Gras. In order to make the occasion a safe one, the Biloxi Police Department asks that you follow these suggestions, which are more than suggestions in many cases: Before the parade — Carpool and anticipate traffic delays. Appoint a designated driver. Obey […]

Firefighters meet increase in emergency medical calls

Last week in his State of the City, Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich reported on the increased number of medical calls received by the Biloxi Fire Department and how this increase is being by firefighers. “Last year the department responded to 6,928 calls for service in 2016, which included a 10 percent increase in emergency medical […]

State of the City 2017: Biloxi, Proud of it!

Here is the prepared text of Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich’s State of the City address, delivered on Feb. 1, 2017 during a Biloxi Bay Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino.  To see the video, click here. (Opening remarks from podium) Good afternoon. Thank all of you for being here for […]

Firefighters seeking names for smoke detector installation

Does your home have a working smoke detector? Well, Biloxi firefighters can assist but you have to call first.  As part of the department’s fire prevention program, firefighters will go to the homes of residents in need of a smoke detector and install one. “The smoke detector is installed free of charge and is maintenance […]

Employees recognized for service milestones

Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich this week recognized 26 employees for their years of service during a longevity awards presentation. Those recognized during the Jan. 17 council meeting were: 35 years of service: Jody Ault, Administration Department; and Randy Jenkins, Parks & Recreation Department 20 years of service: Richard Conine, James Davis, Michael Downs, John Giardina, […]

Weekly recap: Fire, Police, Community Development

Every wonder how busy the men and women of the Biloxi Police, Fire and Community Development departments are? It’s relatively easy to find out through the online weekly reports from those departments. Last week, the city’s Community Development Department issued 59 permits with a total valuation 1.45 million  while the Police Department handled 2,839 calls for […]

Safety check, it’s only a phone call away

Biloxi residents who are either alone or feel vulnerable can get a daily “Are You OK?” phone call from the Biloxi Police Department. The system, known as RUOK, is a free service offered to citizens in Biloxi who request a telephone safety check.  The service helps by providing a reassurance call to check on the […]

Biloxi honors Notre Dame coaching legends

Former Notre Dame High School athletes will gather Friday at the old school gym to celebrate the enduring legacy of coaching standouts Charles Hegwood and Tony Cintgran. What started as an idea to informally remember the Catholic boys school’s legendary football coach has mushroomed into an afternoon of celebration of the careers of both Hegwood […]

Steady numbers reported last week

Business remains steady in the Community Development Department last week with the issuing of 32 permits with a construction valuation of $23,000.   Meantime, calls for service in the Police Department, decreased slightly last week with a reported 2,062 calls for service, generating 102 arrests.  The Biloxi Fire Department’s call volume remained steady with 131 […]

Seats now available for the State of the City

Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich will present the State of the City report on Wednesday, Feb. 1 in a Biloxi Bay Chamber of Commerce-sponsored luncheon at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino. The mayor’s report will focus on the major accomplishments as well as the ongoing program of work of the city over the past year. […]

Wind advisory, hard freeze warning for this evening

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory from 6 tonight until 9 a.m. Saturday as well as a hard freeze warning from midnight to 11 a.m. Saturday for Biloxi and the surrounding area. Sustained winds of 25 to 30 mph are expected with gusts around 40 mph and temperatures are expected to drop […]

Pepsi truck meets CSX train

“It was a good thing that the train was not going full speed,” says Biloxi Fire Department Deputy Chief Jeff Merrill of this morning’s accident where a CSX train plowed into a Pepsi truck. The call was dispatched around 9:50 a.m., after the driver of an Allen Beverages’ Pepsi delivery truck, traveling north on Main […]

East Biloxi historical public meeting set for Thursday

A public meeting is set for Thursday to receive input on the African-American commercial district in east Biloxi. Beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Our Mother of Sorrows School, 800 Division Street, the public is invited to share information on recently identified buildings for local historic preservation.  “Public comments provide context for a building,” Historic Administrator Bill […]

Residential construction didn’t take a holiday

The holidays are traditionally a slow time of year in the Community Development Department, but the city issued 60 permits with a construction valuation of $990,800 over the past two weeks. In fact, a total of 92 single-family homes are now under construction in Biloxi, reports the city’s Community Development Department. In the past week, the […]

Water-logged weekend had rescues, drenched streets

The Biloxi Fire Department’s swift-water rescue team, which rescued two Woolmarket families trapped by rising waters over the weekend, is prepared today to make more rescues as rivers crest over the next few days, and contractors in east Biloxi are using vacuum trucks to suck up remaining water and heavy equipment to help dry out […]

Average numbers reported for police and construction

The Community Development Department issued 26 permits with a total valuation of just over $540,000 last week.  Meantime, the Biloxi Police Department reported 2314 calls for service, making 142 arrests.  The Biloxi Fire Department report was not available. See the complete weekly report

Heater to be replaced at Natatorium

Swimmers visiting the Biloxi Natatorium may feel that the water is a bit cooler these days, pending installation of a new heater. The twelve year old gas heater at the Olympic-size swimming pool on Father Ryan Avenue has essentially wore out and is excepted to be replaced within the next several weeks. “An inter-pipe has […]

Some water bills going out late

Water bills that the city would have mailed to customers today won’t be mailed until Friday or Tuesday, meaning due dates are being pushed back, too. Those with Jan. 5 due dates will not face late-payment until Jan. 9.  Questions? Email water@biloxi.ms.us or call 228-435-6240.

Mayor Gilich’s Holiday Message

“It is with sincere appreciation for your continued encouragement and support that I take this opportunity to wish each of you the happiest of holidays and the most prosperous new year.  This time of year always brings us closer together and helps us understand the importance of community.  Make sure to share your good wishes […]

First phase of bridge lighting complete

Contractors have completed the first phase of new lighting on the Popp’s Ferry Bridge, installing LED lighting on the eastern side of the quarter mile bridge. The installation, originally planned to end at noon today, continued until late afternoon so that workers could complete the walkway area lighting. “The walkway area is lit by nearly […]

Biloxi among cities to receive passenger rail funds

  The Southern Rail Commission has awarded Biloxi with a grant of more than $250,000 for improvements for passenger rail service on the Gulf Coast. The announcement was made on Monday by the SRC which awarded more than $1 million to four coastal cities: Biloxi, Gulfport, Bay St. Louis and Pascagoula. “This is a big […]

Cedar Lake north of I-10 now open to traffic

Cedar Lake Road, north of Interstate 10, which had been closed for weeks for a major sewer installation project, is now open to traffic.  The closure, which included the Cedar Lake bridge, had forced motorists to take a mile-long detour. “Considering the contractor faced two long rainy periods while working to install sewer manholes and […]

Permit issued for La Quinta Inn

The Community Development Department issued 47 permits with a total valuation of over $2 million last week including a permit for the new La Quinta Inn & Suites.  The proposed four story hotel, to be located at the corner of Hopkins and Beach Boulevards, is to have 67 suites.  Construction is scheduled to begin in mid-January. Meantime, calls […]

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’s 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’s 2017 Heaven’s 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. “Work on the drawbridge is expected to take only a few hours to complete,” Transportation Commissioner Tom King said.  “No traffic will be allowed on the bridge to maintain the safety of workers and motorists.” 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’s 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’s waterfront master plan – expanded marinas, restaurants, boardwalks, etc. – 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. “Yankie” 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’s 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’s 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’s Summer Playground and Enrichment Program – 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. “It 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’s 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’s 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. “This 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