City Hall, Public Safety phones down this afternoon

Telephone service at City Hall and the Lopez-Quave Public Safety Center will be interrupted this afternoon from 2 to 2:30 while the Biloxi Visitors Center phones are incorporated into the city’s phone system.

Emergency calls to 911 will not be impacted by the phone work.

News and notes

BRAF dinner: A crowd of about 300 turned out Thursday evening for the Big Red Athletic Foundation dinner at the Biloxi Civic Center. To see more than a hundred photos, click here.

Shrimp Bowl: The Biloxi High Indians kick off their football season this afternoon with a bowl appearance. The team will face Pascagoula in the first of two high school football contests that usher in the 2011 prep season and the return of the Shrimp Bowl Classic. To read more, click here.

Weekend preview: For a look at this weekend’s entertainment lineup — Delbert McClinton at Hard Rock, Joan Rivers at IP, “Rent” at BLT, “Ezuru” at the Beau, and “Dancing with our Stars” at Center Stage Stage — click here.

No webcast: City Desk webcast is on furlough this week. To listen to the archives, click here.