Camille documentary debuts tonight on MPB

That new documentary about Hurricane Camille, “Camille: The Original Monster Storm,” has its world television premiere on Mississippi Public Broadcasting Television this evening at 8, with an encore presentation on Sunday afternoon at 4.

The hour-long documentary, which had its world premiere in Biloxi a week ago, was produced for the Southern Documentary Project at the University of Mississippi. Filmmaker Rex Jones interviewed Coast residents Charles Sullivan, George Schloegel, Gerald Blessey and others for the project.

Jones is a filmmaker and instructor with the Southern Documentary Project at the University of Mississippi. His films have been broadcast nationally on PBS, won awards from various organizations, and been chosen as official selections of film festivals worldwide. Jones is a native of Hickory, Miss., and has a master’s degree in Science and Natural History Filmmaking from Montana State University.

Hurricane Camille made landfall in Waveland, Miss. 50 years ago on Aug. 17, 1969. Camille ranks as the second most intense hurricane to strike the continental United States, claiming the lives of 256 individuals and causing more than $1 billion in damage.
Read more about “Camille: the Original Monster Storm”

News & Notes: City Council, Fireman’s parade

City Council: The Biloxi City Council held its last regular scheduled meeting of August on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. and conducted a public hearing on the FY 2020 municipal budget at 5:15 p.m. To see the complete video of the 1:30 p.m. meeting, click here. The see the complete video of the public hearing, click here.

Fireman’s Day Parade: Mark your calendar for Saturday, Sept. 14 for the annual Fireman’s Day Parade. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. off Howard Avenue, in front of the Bradford O’Keefe Funeral Home, and travel along Howard to the West End Hose Co. No. 3 Fire Museum. To see the route, click here.