CoastCon leads weekend’s events

CoastCon, the state’s longest-running and largest science-fiction, fantasy and gaming convention, celebrates its 40th anniversary this weekend with a three-day gathering at the Mississippi Coast Convention Center.

The event, which promotes reading, education, fellowship, and science fiction, fantasy and gaming, is one of the many recreational diversions this weekend. CoastCon began today at noon and runs daily through Sunday. There’s a $50 weekend pass, with daily admission fees available and reduced admission for children (“hobbits”).

Meantime, you’ll find plenty of baseball action this weekend at MGM Park. Biloxi faces D’Iberville in a high school contest this evening, and Meridian Community College faces Jefferson Davis Community College in a doubleheader Saturday.

Over at Beauvoir: The Jefferson Davis Home and Presidential Library, you’ll find the Southern Paranormal and Anomaly Research Society looking for the “Spirits of Beauvoir,” and Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art presents “Refashion your Fashion,” a sewing workshop where you’ll learn new uses for shrunken sweaters or other troubled garments you can’t just live without.

Elsewhere this weekend, you’ll find concerts by Rodney Carrington, Aaron Lewis and Tracy Lawrence, a monster truck show at the Coast Coliseum, the 19th annual Gulf Coast Winter Classics Horse Show at the Harrison County Fairgrounds, and the 11th annual D’Iberville Barbecue Throwdown and Festival “north’ of the Bay.”
See the entire lineup of weekend events


Council to hear comments on Belle La Vie proposal

The Biloxi City Council will hear more information and allow citizens to comment on Belle La Vie, a planned community that would be situated on 626 acres in the northern part of the city, during its City Council meeting on Tuesday night. 

The public hearing will be part of the council meeting that begins at 6 p.m. at Biloxi City Hall.  Also on the agenda: a measure to rename a city park on Benachi Avenue in honor of the late Clare Sekul Hornsby, resolutions authorizing reimbursement for the cost of a new road off Popp’s Ferry Road adjacent to the Walmart Neighborhood Market, and hiring of architects for new fire stations in north Biloxi and repair work at the Saenger Theater.

The developers of the 626-acre site in the northern part of the city propose zoning to be changed from its basic Agricultural classification to allow medium and low density single family homes, apartments and neighborhood and regional businesses in a project that would be constructed in nearly two dozen phases.

The proposal, which the Planning Commission has recommended that the City Council approve, would be north of the current Hidden Springs subdivision and would be bounded by Old Woolmarket Road and would be south of Wash Fayard Road and east and adjacent to Lorraine Road.

Residents who spoke at the council meeting this afternoon worried about traffic and drainage and other issues.
See background and maps of the Belle La Vie proposal
See the overall City Council agenda and supporting documents


Shuckers single-game tickets go on sale Monday

Single-game tickets for all 70 Biloxi Shuckers home games at MGM Park during the 2017 season go on sale Monday at 10 a.m. at the MGM Park box office, online at or via Ticketmaster outlets.

The Shuckers will open their 2017 home campaign against the Pensacola Blue Wahoos at MGM Park on Wednesday, April 12.

Prices for single-game tickets this season begin as low as $7 for advanced berm seats. Other ticket prices are $11 and $13 for reserved level, $13 and $15 for box level, $22 and $24 for club level, or $45 and $50 for the Mercedes-Benz Club.

Regular hours for the Shuckers box office are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fans purchasing online have the ability to choose specific seats for individual games and print their tickets at home for no additional charge. Ticketmaster will accept orders by phone at (800) 745-3000. The Shuckers box office is not able to process telephone orders.
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