Expanded citywide newsletter on the way

A record-setting issue of the citywide newsletter, BNews Monthly, packed with detailed maps on infrastructure progress and an 11-page State of the City report, will soon be making its way to residents and businesses across the city.

The 24-page advertiser-support publication, normally 16 pages each month, also includes stories on several high-profile issues: the expired contract deadline on infrastructure work, the proposed $54 million downtown development, the mushrooming short-term rental debate, two financial milestones for the city, and a million-dollar sidewalks project in the works for Woolmarket.

As part of the mayor’s annual State of the City report, readers will find detailed reports from key city departments and divisions, as well as a two-page map created by the city’s Engineering Department to show the status of more than 70 projects throughout the city.

The monthly “Back in the Day” column focuses on Mardi Gras celebrations of the past, and the monthly Nick L. Shrimp column gives chronicles to the colorful nicknames of Biloxians, including F. “Yankie” Barhanovich, Randolph “Kitty Kat” Peyton, and, course, “A.M. Gilich Jr.,” also known as “FoFo.”

The February Community Calendar highlights the upcoming Clydesdale promotional tour through downtown Biloxi and the annual Biloxi Second Liners parade.

The advertisers who helped make the issue possible are Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort, the Biloxi Shuckers, Alpha Care Urgent Care, Edgewater Mall, The Peoples Bank, Treasure Bay Casino and Hotel, Merit Health Health Group, The Preserve Golf Club, Mississippi Senior Olympics and Oscar Renda Contracting.
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News & notes: Weekly report, council, Olympics, swimming 

The week that was: Last week, the Fire Department answered 144 calls for service, including 93 medical emergencies and three fires; the Police Department handled 2,116 calls for service; the Community Development Department issued 78 building permits with a construction valuation of more than $1.5 million; and the Engineering Department continued to progress on projects throughout the city.  To see the reports covering last week, click here. 

City Council meeting: The Biloxi City Council will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 1:30 p.m. at Biloxi City Hall, 140 Lameuse St.  To see the agenda, click here

Calling active seniors: Registration is now open for the annual Mississippi Senior Olympics.  Adults age 50 and older who want to stay active and participate in the games, taking place along the Gulf Coast March 27-May 25, may now sign up. To see the complete list of events and to register, visit the Mississippi Senior Olympics website by clicking here.   

Swimming lessons: The Biloxi Parks & Recreation Department is continuing to register for its Winter Swimming Lessons at the Biloxi Natatorium. Lessons are open to ages five and older and run Feb. 4 through April 12. Register at the Natatorium weekdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, including session dates and fees, click here