Cruisin’ rolls into final weekend; other news and notes

Thousands of Cruisin’ the Coast participants are expected to motor along spectator-filled Beach Boulevard through the weekend as “America’s largest block party” wraps up its seven-day run this weekend.

Treasure Bay will be the site of a classic car auction Saturday morning, and a “cruise-in” will be held Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Edgewater Mall.

Police remind motorists to plan for heavy traffic and delays throughout the weekend.

For a look at the entire Cruisin’ the Coast schedule, click here.

This weekend’s entertainment lineup also includes the KNS production of “My Fair Lady” at the Saenger Theater. For a look at this overall entertainment lineup, courtesy of listings from the Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau, click here.

Cemetery comes to life with ceremony

More than 300 people turned out for the re-dedication of the Biloxi City Cemetery, where the city’s history was celebrated through re-enactments by student actors and family members whose ancestors were interred in the cemetery, which dates back to the 1700s.

“This is sacred ground,” Mayor A.J. Holloway told those assembled during a brief ceremony before guided tours were conducted. The tours stopped at seven gravesites where actors dressed in period garb told about the life of those buried at the respective site.

The ceremony was organized by the Biloxi Bay Chamber of Commerce, with support from the city, Beau Rivage Resort and Casino, Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Home and other businesses.

To see more than a hundred photos from the event, click here.

St. Michael seeks church-related photos

St. Michael Catholic Church, a Biloxi landmark that is in the midst of restoration from Hurricane Katrina damage, is seeking photos to be used as part of the church’s upcoming 90th anniversary.

Those who have photos of the church — or of weddings or other family events held there — should drop them off at the church office Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or after any Mass at the Point Cadet church. Digital photos can be e-maile to Father Greg Barras at

Photos — which should include a caption and return address — will be returned. St. Michael’s will observe its 90th anniversary Oct. 28.

News and notes

On the air: Mayor A.J. Holloway will be a guest on “WLOX News This Week” Saturday evening on WLOX, airing after the post-football newscast, with a repeat Sunday at 6:30 a.m.

Council schedule: The Biloxi City Council’s next scheduled meeting is Oct. 16 at 1:30 p.m.

Lighting update: One of the last remaining stretches of lighting to be restored on Beach Boulevard – the section between Rodenburg Avenue and Beauvoir Road – is scheduled to be completed by Nov. 20. All other areas of front beach lighting, save Casino Row, will have been restored once that work is completed. Design work is underway now for lighting on Casino Row.

Election dates: Harrison County has released information concerning the Nov. 6 General Election.
To see a sample ballot, click here. To see a list of polling places, which will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day, click here.
Absentee voting will be accepted in person at the Circuit Clerk’s offices in Biloxi and Gulfport until noon on Saturday, Nov. 3. Ballots being mailed must be received in the Circuit Clerk’s office by 5 p.m., Monday, Nov. 5. For more information, contact the Circuit Clerk’s office at 865-4005 or 865-4051.