Biloxi Wal-mart will be first to offer city’s DVD, photo album

Store No. 1088 on Pass Road in west Biloxi on Friday morning at 9 will become the first Wal-mart in the retailer’s chain to sell “Katrina & Biloxi,” the city’s award-winning photo album and DVD package.

All proceeds from sales of the $40 package – which includes a 52-page book and an 80-minute DVD – benefit the City of Biloxi Katrina Relief Fund.

“This photo album and DVD show not only the level of destruction of this storm, but the resolve and resilience of the people of Biloxi,” Mayor A.J. Holloway said. “I’m delighted that the Biloxi Wal-mart is the first one to offer it. They deserve to be at the front of the line.”

To read more about the city’s “Katrina & Biloxi” project, click here.

News and notes

Special meeting: The Biloxi City Council will hold a special meeting on Tuesday at 11 a.m. The agenda includes measures involving Council President Mike Fitzpatrick’s request for the council to re-consider its vote rejecting a condominium conversion proposal in west Biloxi, and Mayor A.J. Holloway’s request to apply for a supplemental grant from the Mississippi Development Authority, which would be used to increase the city’s code-enforcement staff. The meeting agenda and available resolutions will be online Friday by noon.

Condo update: Speaking of condominiums, an updated status report – showing condominium proposals either under review or under construction, and a listing of existing complexes — has been posted on the Community Development page of the city web site. To see the updated report now, and a corresponding map, click here.