Demolition of old federal courthouse to begin

Community Bank plans to conduct a demolition ceremony Tuesday at 9 a.m. to signal the demolition of a long-vacant downtown structure, the old federal courthouse, which is on MLK Boulevard between Lameuse and Main streets.

A demolition permit, valued at $65,000, was issued recently to DCD Construction, to demolish the old courthouse. DCD, an Ocean Springs firm, expects to have the site cleared in about 45 days later, weather permitting.

The site was recently purchased by Community Bank, which has engaged the architectural firm Dale Partners to design its new Biloxi office for the site.
See video of the old federal courthouse


News and notes: Weekly report, council, Shuckers

The week that was: Last week, the Police Department handled 2,021 calls for service; the Community Development Department issued 63 building permits with a construction valuation of more than $1.6 million; and the Engineering Department continued to progress on projects throughout the city.  To see the reports covering last week, click here. 

City Council: The Biloxi City Council will address an agenda of more than two dozen items at a 1:30 p.m. meeting Tuesday at Biloxi City Hall.  To see the complete agenda and supporting documents, click here.

Biloxi Shuckers: The Biloxi Shuckers will play game three tonight in a five-game homestand with the Montgomery Biscuits with the first pitch at 6:35 p.m.  You can also bring your dog to the ballpark tonight for the Doggone Monday of the season.  Dog owner can purchase a $7 berm ticket and take their furry friend to the game.  For more information, visit the Biloxi Shuckers website by clicking here