Community Market season opening is Tuesday

The city’s Charles R. Hegwood Biloxi Community Market kicks off another season Tuesday with a daylong festival.

The market officially opens from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a ceremony and festival beginning at 9 a.m. under the I-110 overpass on Howard Avenue. 

The festival, hosted by Biloxi Main Street, will include live entertainment by Amber Dawn, chicken salad sandwiches and hot dogs for sale, and “outdoor” prizes giveaways every 15 minutes during the festival, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Charles R. Hegwood Biloxi Community Market Festival is a series of five events held throughout the year and attracts hundreds of people and dozens of specialty vendors.  Upcoming festival dates are May 31, June 28, July 19, Sept. 27, and Oct. 25.

The Charles R. Hegwood Biloxi Community Market is open every Tuesday and Thursday from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.  It was formerly known as the Charles R. Hegwood Farmers Market but the name has been changed to reflect the full array of offering at the market which includes fresh produce, jams, jellies, and arts and crafts. 
See the season opening flyer
See the festival flyer
See more about the market


City seeking nominees for Sports Hall of Fame

Do you know a retired athlete that contributed to the betterment of athletics in Biloxi or a coach or individual who has played a supporting role for more than a decade? The City of Biloxi is asking you to nominate those individuals for the Biloxi Sports Hall of Fame.

The city’s Parks & Recreation Department is now accepting applications for the 2018 class of the Biloxi Sports Hall of Fame.

Nominees must be retired at least three years if an athlete or competitor or have completed at least 15 years of service as a coach or supporter of Biloxi athletics, must have demonstrated good citizenship both in school and after leaving school, and must have contributed to the betterment of athletes in the City of Biloxi as a player, coach, or any supporting role of superior accomplishment.

Applications may be acquired weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Parks & Recreation office, 377 Hiller Drive, or online by clicking here.  Application deadline is Friday, June 29.

Inductees are chosen based on, but not limited to, statistical performance, individual achievement, leadership, citizenship and community service.  The number of inductees each year is solely the discretion of the selection committee. 
See the nomination form
See more about Biloxi Sports Hall of Fame 


News and notes: Volunteers, weekly report, pickleball, council

Volunteer nominations: The city has extended the deadline to Friday to nominate an individual or organization for the 35th annual Volunteer Recognition Ceremony.  Individuals and groups who have volunteered in Biloxi will be recognized on Tuesday, April 24 at the Biloxi Civic Center.  For more information, click here

Pickleball ribbon-cutting:  On Saturday, dozens turned out for the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the pickleball courts on Popp’s Ferry. To see images from the event, click here.  To see a video of pickleballers, click here

The week that was: Last week, the Fire Department answered 160 calls for service, including 117 medical emergencies and two fires; the Police Department handled 2,274 calls for service; the Community Development Department issued 58 building permits with a construction valuation of nearly $475,000; and the Engineering Department continued to progress on projects throughout the city.  To see the reports covering last week, click here. 

City Council:  The next meeting of the Biloxi City Council is Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Biloxi City Hall.  To see the complete agenda, click here