City Desk: Infrastructure, mayors past and future, and more

This week’s “City Desk” webcast, a 20-minute presentation that is more than double its usual length, is chockfull of timely  information:

Among the topics:

–Infrastructure: How much time this week’s rainfall has taken from the ongoing infrastructure work, how contractors plan which streets they work on. Hear from Tony Morrow of Oscar Renda Construction Co.

–Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Holloway: A preview of the public celebration planned for Sunday afternoon from 2 to 4 at the Biloxi Civic Center.

–Desegregation and politics: Hear about two upcoming public programs, both on Thursday, a Visitors Center gathering to mark the 50th anniversary of the desegregation of Biloxi Public Schools, and a mayoral candidates forum at the Biloxi Civic Center.

–Saenger Theater: Biloxi Historical Administrator Bill Raymond gives background on the state of the downtown Biloxi theater.
Listen to the program


Weekend preview: Crawfish festival and more

You’ll find plenty  of crawfish, carnival rides and music on tap at the 23rd Annual Mississippi Coast Coliseum Crawfish Music Festival. The event takes place this weekend and next weekend. Admission: $16 for adults; children (6-12), $6, free for children under 6.
See the entire weekend lineup


Holloways to be honored Sunday

The public will have a chance to celebrate the career of former Biloxi Mayor A.J. Holloway during a reception for Holloway and his wife on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Biloxi Civic Center.

The casual gathering will feature free food and refreshments and is being billed as “A Celebration of a Lifetime of Public Service.”

Holloway, who at 22 years in office is the city’s longest serving mayor, resigned in March, citing an accumulation of health issues. The former mayor, who turns 76 today, was in his sixth term as Biloxi’s mayor at the time of his resignation.


Threat of weather postpones movie, yard sale

Main Street has announced that two of its events planned for this weekend are being postponed to next weekend because of the threat of inclement weather.

The yard sale planned for April 18 on the Town Green will be held on Saturday, April 25, and the outdoor movie “Earth to Echo,” scheduled for the Town Green this evening, has been pushed back to Friday, April 24.


Shaggy’s to expand beachside deck

This week in economic development, the final building permit was issued to Shaggy’s Restaurant to complete a new kitchen and deck addition.  Also issued this week was a building permit for renovations to the Golden Nugget Casino Resort, to include the addition of new restrooms.
Read this week’s entire report


News and notes

House fire: A Biloxi Police officer this morning had to force a Keller Avenue resident from his burning home where he was trying to extinguish a fire with a garden hose. To see photos and details, click here.

DRC: The Development Review Committee, which oversees commercial construction in the city, will not meet next week. To see an archive of agendas, click here.