Biloxi offers online discounts for ‘Katrina & Biloxi’

The City of Biloxi is making holiday gift-giving easier this year, with discounted prices on the award-winning “Katrina & Biloxi” documentary and photo album.

Online and mail-order prices have been reduced as much as 40 percent for the package, which includes a 52-page photo album and hour-long DVD.

“We’re happy with the success of this project, and this holiday season we’re hoping that people will give the gift of Biloxi by ordering this photo album and DVD package,” Mayor A.J. Holloway said. “You can do it conveniently online with just a few clicks and a major credit card.”

The online and mail order price of $40 has been reduced to $30 for one, $50 for two, $80 for three or $100 for four, plus a $5 shipping and handling fee added to the total of each order. Orders will be mailed within five working days of receipt.

All proceeds from sales of “Katrina & Biloxi” benefit the City of Biloxi Katrina Recovery Fund, which will be used for public improvement projects.

To learn more about the holiday sale and see a 60-second trailer about the project, click here.

The DVD and photo album also are available at South Mississippi Wal-mart stores for $39.88, plus tax.

Stormwater meeting planned for Dec. 13

Biloxi residents can hear firsthand information about how to protect local waterways and minimize the risk of neighborhood flooding in a meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 5:30 p.m. in the Dr. Gilbert R. Mason auditorium of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Municipal Building, on MLK Boulevard in downtown Biloxi.

This meeting is part of the city’s Stormwater Management Plan, a vital objective in a city that was originally built on a peninsula bounded by the Gulf of Mexico and the Bay of Biloxi, and whose 50-plus square miles include two rivers and countless acres of wetlands, streams and bayous.

Another phase of the plan was a mailout that was sent to property owners citywide last week. To see it, click here.

To print a flier about the Dec. 13 meeting, click here.