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 School Homecoming game where the Indians will host the Pascagoula Panthers at Indian Stadium, on the Biloxi campus.

Meantime, the school district is inviting all groups and individuals to apply to participate.  Groups can participate by entering a float, vehicle, marching group, walking squad, or other entry.

Throws and music may be used, but must be in good taste, school leaders say.  Also, all drivers must be at least 25 years of age and have a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance.

“We are very excited to have this parade return,” said Biloxi Public Schools Assistant Superintendent Dr. Karen Norwood during an initial meeting this week. “We are hoping to generate a lot of excitement throughout the community and in all of our schools.”

The parade will line up on Esters Boulevard, just east of Caillavet Street at 4:15 p.m. The parade rolls at 5 p.m. heading south on Caillavet Street, east on Howard Avenue to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, south on Lameuse Street and ending at the Biloxi Town Green, where a prep rally will take place.
See the parade route 
See the parade application


John Miller: My how the department has grown

Biloxi Police Chief John Miller hosts the City Desk podcast this week and opines of a host of issues: the budget of the Biloxi Police Department and how it has grown, along with the department’s challenges, relief efforts for hurricane victims in Texas and Florida, and this weekend’s Community Festival Against Crime.  The program was recorded this morning at the Lopez-Quave Public Safety Center. 

Listen to the podcast


News and notes: Shuckers award, Keesler drones, pool party

Harris named Broadcaster of the Year:  The “Voice of the Shuckers” Chris Harris has been named the 2017 Southern League Broadcaster of the Year. To see the story, click here

Keesler town hall meeting:  Keesler Air Force Base will hold a town hall meeting tonight at 6 at the Biloxi Visitors Center to discuss drones and their impact near the base.  To see more about the meeting, click here

Back to school pool party:  The Parks & Recreation Department will hold its annual Back to School Pool Party on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Biloxi Natatorium.  The event is free, and hot dogs, chips and drinks will be provided.  All children under the age of 10 who can not swim must be accompanied by an adult in the pool and everyone must have the proper swimsuit.  To see the flyer, click here