City’s Katrina observance is Friday morning

Bishop Roger Morin of the Catholic Diocese of Biloxi, Mayor A.J. Holloway, singer Monica Boudreaux of Biloxi and students from Biloxi High School and St. Patrick’s Catholic High School are scheduled to participate in the city’s annual Katrina memorial observance, which takes place ¬†Friday at 8:30 a.m. on the Biloxi Town Green.

The ceremony, expected to run about 15 minutes, will mark the ninth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina devastating Biloxi and the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Boudreaux will perform the National Anthem and “Amazing Grace” during the program, while the students will recite the names of those who perished. The names also are displayed on the Katrina memorial, also on the Biloxi Town Green.

As part of the city’s annual efforts to mark the Katrina anniversary, and to remind residents of the dangers of storms and flooding, Cable One will air the documentary “Katrina & Biloxi: A Story of Resolve and Resilience” for its Biloxi subscribers on Friday at 10:30 a.m., 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. on Cable 16 in Biloxi.
See photos of the 2013 observance
See a two-minute clip from ‘Katrina & Biloxi’


Report touts growth of wages on Gulf Coast 

Have you checked your paycheck lately? According to a report published Monday on MSN, wages in the the Biloxi metro area grew by nearly 11 percent comparing numbers from the fourth quarters of 2012 and 2013.

In fact, according to the data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the rate wages growth in the Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula metro area was the third highest in the metro areas surveyed, behind only Idaho Falls, Idaho, where wages grew by 18.4 percent from between the fourth quarters of 2012 and 2013, and The Villages, Fla., which saw an 11.8 percent increase.
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News and notes

Council meetings: The Biloxi City Council meets today at 1:30 p.m. and follows that meeting with another in a series of budget sessions. Both meetings are open to the public. To see the agenda for the 1:30 meeting, click here.

A little music please: The Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art will host the Magnolia Chamber Orchestra Promenade 2014 Summer Series Sunday at 2. The $30 tickets include a reception and tours of the new exhibitions at the museum at 2, with the musical program at 2:30. For tickets and more info contact the museum at 228-374-5547 or

Cool video: There’s a new aerial video making the rounds on YouTube and Facebook, showing the Biloxi Lighthouse, Biloxi Visitors Center, the Biloxi Lighthouse Pier, and now-under-construction site of Lighthouse Park. To see the clip, shot by Biloxi resident Chad Stradling using a drone, click here.