Biloxi to open Mercy Cross Recreation Center

The city’s Parks and Recreation Department will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday at 9 a.m. for the grand opening of the new Mercy Cross Recreation Center.

The center will provide residents in east Biloxi a safe and fun place to participate in recreational activities. Located at 390 Crusader Street, the Mercy Cross Recreation Center will offer ping-pong, foosball, basketball, volleyball, limited fitness equipment and table games.

“This is a significant milestone for east Biloxi,” said Mayor A. J. Holloway. “Among the city facilities we lost in east Biloxi were the O’Hanlon and the East Division centers, but the Mercy Cross Recreation Center will provide the same opportunities that we offered at those sites. I’m confident that our residents will take advantage of this new center.”

To print a flier about the grand opening, click here.

Christmas events continue throughout the weekend

Highlighting the Christmas calendar this weekend, the city hosts a Christmas dance for children, Biloxi Little Theater continues its run of “It’s a Wonderful Life,” and the singing Christmas Tree lights up in song at First Baptist Church.

To see the complete calendar, with links for more information, click here.

Shop the Rue: More than a dozen artists will be showing their wares in the shops of the Rue Magnolia Mall in downtown Biloxi Saturday and next weekend. For details on this Main Street Biloxi endeavor, click here.

Santa wears a badge: The Biloxi Police Department is again gathering toys for needy children. To see how you can donate, click here.

Weekend preview: For a look at this weekend’s overall entertainment lineup,
click here.

City Council faces zoning issues Tuesday

The Biloxi City Council will face an agenda of nearly two-dozen measures when it meets Tuesday, including public hearings about elevation requirements for a property on Jolly Road and whether to allow the re-positioning of an electronic billboard on Beach Boulevard in west Biloxi.

The council’s meeting begins at 1:30 Tuesday afternoon at City Hall and is open to the public.

To see the complete agenda, click here.