Beauvoir lane closure; Seniors safety; voting today

Northbound motorists on Beauvoir Road will be limited to one-lane traffic south of the CSX railway beginning Thursday at 6:30 a.m. while contractors sandblast a fence on the west side of the Beauvoir shrine.

The work, which is being performed by Beauvoir, is expected to take about two weeks, but will be suspended for the Memorial Day weekend.

To see how roadwork is impacting the flow of traffic citywide, click here.

Seniors safety seminar is Thursday

Personnel from the Biloxi Police and Fire departments will conduct a free personal safety seminar for seniors on Thursday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Donal Snyder Sr. Community Center on Pass Road.

Although the session is being coordinated for Wards 4, 5 and 6, it is open to all residents. Refreshments will be served during the seminar, which will be similar to ones held in east Biloxi.

Police officers will advise residents of inexpensive home-safety measures, and how to identify money scams, which generally target the elderly. Firefighters will inform residents how to obtain free smoke detectors

Polling places open until 7 p.m. today

Polling places in Wards 2 and 6 will be open until 7 o’clock tonight for voters to cast ballots in the council races in those areas.

In Ward 2, a Democratic runoff features Eric E. Dickey and Bill Stallworth, with the victor facing Republican nominee Gary Toncrey Kennedy in June. Polling places for Ward 2 are the Saenger Theater and East Biloxi Community Center.

In Ward 6, a Republican runoff features George A. Fassitt and Edward “Ed” Gemmill, with the victor facing no Democratic or independent opposition in June.

To see ward lines and addresses of individual polling places, click here.