Baseball, music and other performing arts

Lots to do this weekend. The Biloxi Shuckers host the Chatanooga Lookouts at MGM Park; Lady Antebellum plays the Coast Coliseum; Frankie Avalon, Fabian and Bobby Rydell play the IP; “Yaye” continues its run at the Beau Rivage, and, of course “Katrina +10” is at the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art.
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City Desk: Washington-bound, scam alert and more

Chief Administrative Officer David Nichols speaks about the trip to Washington by the mayor and other city leaders in this week’s “City Desk” podcast, and Police Chief John Miller drops by with warnings about a host of scams making the rounds in Coast communities.
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IP eyes Fayard; downtown details revealed

This week in community¬†development, the Development Review Committee head about IP’s proposals to ¬†re-align the north end of Fayard Street at Bayview, and more information was released regarding the two downtown development proiposials, the new hotel at the Santa Marisa site and the City Place development.
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Barry Ball Day planned for Tuesday

Barry Lyons, the homegrown major leaguer who had the idea two decades ago to bring minor league baseball to Biloxi, will be honored Tuesday during the Biloxi City Council meeting.

The council is also expected to approve up to $5,000 for a marker that will help dedicate a site in his name at MGM Park.

The council meeting, which begins at 1:30 Tuesday afternoon at City Hall, also will include proclamations honoring members of the Asgard Motorcycle Club for their philanthropic efforts, and the children of the city’s Sun Camp, for their work this summer.

The two dozen issues on the agenda for Tuesday include a request to open a second auto wrecking facility on Caillavet Street, support for a unified national passenger rail system, purchase of new Harley Davidson motorcycles for the police department, and launch of a Keesler Air Force Base land use study, to be managed by Gulf Regional Planning Commission.
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