C-SPAN rolls into town next week

The C-SPAN Bus is on its “Southern Swing,” and next week Cable One is bringing the award-winning state-of-the-art, 45-foot customized bus to Biloxi and the surrounding area to engage students, teachers, community members and elected officials.

On Monday, the bus will be at St. Martin Middle School from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., and at Gulfport High School from 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Then on Tuesday, the bus will be at Biloxi High School from 9 to 11 a.m.

Through interactive kiosks and demonstrations aboard the bus, visitors will learn about C-SPAN’s in-depth coverage of the American political process and comprehensive online educational resources, including C-SPAN.org – an extensive video library containing close to 250,000 hours of searchable content for viewing, research and education purposes, dating back to 1987. In addition, bus visitors will be invited to share their thoughts on what it means to be an American for C-SPAN’s “Voices from the Road” project.
Read more about the innovative Biloxi-bound bus


State of the City: What you didn’t hear

Sure, there was plenty of talk of new and future boardwalks, new restaurants and hotels, expanded parks, fire stations and lots more in the State of the City address this week, but what about a few other topics? The opening of Howard Avenue downtown, panhandling, short-term rentals, MGM Park and more. Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich discusses the presentation he made Tuesday – replaying hourly now on Cable One Channel 69 – and speaks to a host of other issues in this week’s City Desk podcast, recorded this morning at City Hall.
City Desk: What you didn’t hear in the State of the City
Video: See the State of the City online now


News & notes: Free jazz, weekly review, pickleball buzz, gas

Free jazz: Dimensions In Blue, the jazz ensemble from the United States Air Force Band of the West, will be presenting a concert at The Lighthouse Pavilion this evening at 6. The performance is family-friendly and open to the public, free of charge. To see more about Dimensions In Blue, click here.

The week in review: Speaking of late notice, to see the recap on The Week that Was in Biloxi, Jan. 14-20, click here.

Pickleball buzz: Pickleball Magazine (yes, there is a national magazine) dedicated coverage to Biloxi’s recent “Guns and Hoses” Charity Pickleball tournament, which was supported by first responders and raised $8,000. To read the story, and see the photos, click here.

Gas line easements: The city’s Community Development Department has an important reminder: Do not park or place trash on easements for high-pressure natural gas pipelines. To see the signage that typically identifies natural gas easements, click here.