City to mark eighth anniversary of Katrina with ceremony

The Most Rev. Roger Morin, bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Biloxi, will join Mayor A.J. Holloway and students from Biloxi High School and St. Patrick for the city’s annual Katrina memorial observance on Thursday at the Katrina memorial on the Biloxi Town Green.

The ceremony, which will also feature Pastor Lindsey Robinson of St. Paul United Methodist Church, will begin at 8 a.m. and should run about 20 minutes.

Students Adrienne Hogue and Shelby Pisarich of Biloxi High School, and Denton Hunter and Tommy Kuluz of St. Patrick Catholic High School will read the names of the 52 Biloxians who died in Katrina, which struck Biloxi and the Mississippi Gulf Coast on Aug. 29. 2005.

Monica Boudreaux will perform the National Anthem and “Amazing Grace” as part of the ceremony, and Biloxi Fire Department Chaplain John Jennings will deliver the closing prayer.

Katrina & Biloxi, Part I: Cable One is changing the air times of “Katrina & Biloxi: A Story of Resolve and Resilience.” Instead of airing on Cable 13 three times Thursday, it will air continuously on Cable 16 all day on Aug. 29, the eighth anniversary of the storm.

Katrina & Biloxi, Part 2: The Visitors Center theater will show “Katrina & Biloxi” beginning at the top of each hour on Thursday. The center, lcoated immediately north of the Biloxi Lighthouse, is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Katrina & Biloxi, Part III: To see the program for the Katrina memorial observance Thursday morning,
click here.

Meeting planned for baseball stadium, related development

The Biloxi Planning Commission will conduct a special called meeting on Thursday at 2 p.m. to discuss the urban renewal plan for the proposed downtown baseball stadium and related commercial development.

The meeting will be held in the auditorium of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Municipal Building, which is at 676 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in downtown Biloxi.

Notice: To see the meeting notice, which was published today in the Sun Herald, click here.

Council meeting, bridge photos? You gotta LIKE Biloxi

Photos from Tuesday’s City Council meeting and work at the Popp’s Ferry bridge have been published on the city’s Facebook page.

To “Like” the city’s Facebook page and see the photos, click here.

Bridge closes again at 8 this evening

Reminder: The Popp’s Ferry bridge is scheduled to close at 8 this evening and re-open by 5 Thursday morning.

Workers are repairing the bridge’s fender system, which was heavily damaged by a barge in May.