Biloxi A to Z: State of the City, Hibernia Marching Society, and more

This week’s video features highlights of the annual State of the City Address and the Hibernia Marching Society’s kick-off for Irish Heritage Month.

On Thursday, Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich presented his annual State of the City Address to a Biloxi Bay Area Chamber crowd at the Beau Rivage. Mayor Gilich highlighted the accomplishments of city departments, announced that Keesler Federal Credit Union’s bid was selected for the naming rights of the stadium, gave a status report on the Saenger renovations and the Popp’s Ferry extension, and listed the upgrading taking place at the A.J. Holloway Sports Complex. Mayor Gilich also gave an overview of a number of city projects taking place such as street paving, infrastructure work, and development, and an overview of plans for the Popp’s Ferry Causeway loop pier, the Popp’s Ferry Bridge, and neighborhood ballparks.

The Hibernia Marching Society officially kicked off St. Patrick’s Day celebrations this week with an Irish-inspired march into the city council meeting Tuesday night. During the presentation, the Grand Marshal and Colleen were introduced and Mayor Gilich proclaimed March twenty twenty-four as Irish Heritage Month. As for the parade, the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade is set for Saturday, March 16 in downtown Biloxi.

Also in this week’s video: Jia, the Asian restaurant at the Beau Rivage, is featured in March on “Biloxi Cooks!”, March of the Mayors wrapped up with a large donation from Pafford EMS, road closures on Howard Avenue, Reynoir, and Fayard streets, and the weekend forecast and weekend preview of events in Biloxi.
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St. Patrick’s Day Parade route
March Community Calendar
“Biloxi Cooks!” at Jia

News & notes: Weekly report, Most Distinguished Biloxian

The week that was: Weekly reports from the departments of Police, Fire, Public Works, and Engineering are now online for your review. To see the reports from last week and an archive of weekly reports, click here.

Most Distinguished Biloxian: Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich recognized Lt. Gen. John C. “Clark” Griffith, U.S. Air Force, retired, for his unwavering dedication and exceptional service to his country, and our community, at the State of the City ceremony on Thursday. Griffith was called to the stage and presented with a proclamation read by the mayor proclaiming Griffith as the “Most Distinguished Biloxian.” To see the proclamation, click here.