City honors volunteers in ceremony tonight

The City of Biloxi will recognize dozens of volunteers and name a Distinguished Volunteer of the Year in a free public ceremony this evening at the Biloxi Civic Center, 578 Howard Ave.

The 5:30 program will feature free food, a photo montage of volunteers at work in 2017, and recognition of volunteers in the fields of community, health, arts and history, education, military, nonprofit organization, youth, sports, adult and youth groups, and a Distinguished Volunteer of the Year. Organizations and businesses also will be recognized for community service.

The ceremony marks the city’s 35th annual volunteer awards ceremony.
Gallery: See the 2017 volunteer ceremony


Old courthouse demolition well underway

Community Bank kicked off the demolition of the old federal courthouse in downtown Biloxi with a ceremony this morning at 9:30, and a couple hours later, nearly all of the building’s exterior was gone. The location at Lameuse Street and Howard Avenue will be the site of the bank’s new Biloxi office.
Video: See the ceremony and ensuing demolition

Demolition derby: Downtown library, Grand Hotel

The demolition of the old federal courthouse in Biloxi brings back memories of other notable demolitions in Biloxi’s past. Here are a couple in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina:
Demolition of the Katrina-ravaged downtown library (November 2008)
Implosion of the Katrina-ravaged Grand Hotel (May 2006)


Volunteer now for the Great American Clean Up

It’s time to clean up, Biloxi.

The City of Biloxi is asking for volunteers, companies and groups to participate in the Biloxi Great American Clean Up going on throughout the community this week.

Individuals, families, businesses, organizations, and church and civic groups are asked to “clean up” neighborhoods or areas in the community or select a specific area in efforts to keep Biloxi beautiful.   

“This is something that businesses can organize to do maybe on a lunch hour one day and high schools could do to earn community service hours,” Downtown Services Manager Kay Miller said.  “The cleanup can be done when it is convenient for groups or individuals.”

Then on Saturday, there will be an organized cleanup for individuals and groups from 8 a.m. to noon by meeting at the Biloxi Visitors Center, 1050 Beach Blvd., where trash bags, gloves and participation forms will be available. 

Participants are asked to fill out a form indicating the location of the clean-up.

Trash bags and gloves will be available at the Bond Grant House, 932 Howard Avenue, and at the Biloxi Visitors Center, for participants from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the week.

The project is being conducted in conjunction with the Great American Clean-up and Earth Day.
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Biscuits on menu again at MGM Park this evening

The Biloxi Shuckers look to even the series with the Montgomery Biscuits at two games apiece when the Double-A teams take the diamond this evening at 6:35 at MGM Park.  In Monday night’s game, Biloxi’s Jake Gatewood provided a pair of go-ahead hits in back-to-back innings to lead the Shuckers (11-7) 5-4 win over the Biscuits (6-12).
Visit the Shuckers website