Debris crews back in Biloxi neighborhoods

Biloxi’s debris crews, back after an 11-day break, are making a final sweep of the city this week and expect all debris operations to be completed by the end of the week, weather permitting.

Debris czar Jonathan Kiser said two debris teams — using trucks equipped with knuckle booms and dual containers measuring nearly 60 feet — are working city streets, and more teams will be added if needed.

Said Kiser: “Our goal is to be completed Friday, and, if the weather continues to cooperate, we are confident of meeting that goal.”

The initial 10-day citywide sweep of debris, completed nearly two weeks ago, saw about 20,000 cubic yards of debris hauled. To see charts chronicling the early debris efforts, click here.

Beauvoir to launch new holiday tradition with national aspirations

The grounds of Beauvoir: The Last Home of Jefferson Davis will be transformed to the 1880s this holiday season, and organizers of the ambitious two-month Christmas at Beauvoir and Festival of Trees expect it to become a nationally recognized event.

To find out more about the big plans and how you can be a part, click here.

News and notes

Eagle Point boil water: A loss of water pressure caused by a water-main break this afternoon has prompted the city to issue a boil-water notice for all areas of Eagle Point, south of I-10. The Public Works Department says the notice, a precautionary measure, is in effect until further notice.

Council photos: Members of Barhanovich family were at City Hall this afternoon to see the city rename a park in honor of Mark Barhanovich. To see dozens of photos from the City Council meeting, click here.