Encore of full State of City now available

Online and cable-TV versions of Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich’s State of the City presentation are now available for those who may have missed the luncheon or just want to see it again.

During the 32-minute presentation, which is a 21-minute prepared video with opening and closing remarks by the mayor along with an introduction by Biloxi High School student Rose Le, Gilich highlighted a host of new and ongoing programs designed to improve the quality of life and enhance economic development in Biloxi.

CableOne, as a community service, will carry the program for its Biloxi subscribers today beginning at 1 p.m. on Cable Channel 69. The program will repeat at the top of every hour until 1 p.m. Friday.

Meantime, the city’s website, which included only the pre-recorded presentation Wednesday, now features the full presentation.
See the full video of the mayor’s presentation


A mayoral review of the State of the City

Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich joins the “City Desk” podcast this week in a program recorded immediately after the State of the City presentation Wednesday at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino.  

Gilich is also joined by his wife, Serena, in the seven-minute program, where the mayor also expands on some of the initiatives discussed in his presentation.
Listen to the City Desk podcast


Firefighters seek names for smoke detector installation

Does your home have a working smoke detector? Well, Biloxi firefighters can assist but you have to call first. 

As part of the department’s fire prevention program, firefighters will go to the homes of residents in need of a smoke detector and install one.

“The smoke detector is installed free of charge and is maintenance free with a 10-year lithium battery,” Biloxi Fire Department Deputy Chief Vincent Payne said.

This is an ongoing service that the department provides for the safety of Biloxi residents.

“We have received 2,022 smoke detectors thanks to the Assistance to Firefighters Grant and we are ready to install them,” Payne said.

To join the program, contact Deputy Chief Payne by calling the Biloxi Fire Department at 228-435-6200 or email vpayne@biloxi.ms.us.
Visit the fire department’s page


News and notes

Sports sign up: Registration for the Parks & Recreation Department’s baseball and softball league will be Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Donal M. Snyder Sr. Community Center.  Parents need to have proof of residency and child’s birth certificate during time of registration.  To view the flyer, click here.

Giving thanks: Many gathered at Hiller Park on Saturday to give thanks to the Alhambra Organization for donating a wheelchair swing.  To see images from the Friends of Hiller Park’s ribbon cutting, click here.