Family Dollar opens new store in Woolmarket

Family Dollar, the nation’s fastest growing retailer, will have a grand opening for its newest location Saturday at Lorraine and Woolmarket roads in Biloxi.

The 8,000-foot store in Woolmarket, which actually opened its doors Thursday, employs the company’s latest generation store design and features more than 500 new items, including expanded grocery, health and beauty selections.

The new store, the second for Family Dollar in Biloxi, is open seven days a week, Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. The store’s phone number is (228) 354-9248.

To learn more about Family Dollar and to print the latest store coupons, click here.

Council to hear comments on Woolmarket proposal

Residents will have a chance to comment on the proposed Hidden Springs development in Woolmarket during the Biloxi City Council meeting next week.

The Hidden Springs issue is one of nearly a dozen issues that will be before the council during its meeting on Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 at City Hall. Among the other issues: a proposal to enter into a $10,000 a month management agreement with the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, and revisions to contracts for work at the Katrina Memorial and Brodie Road.

In the Hidden Springs case, developers propose to create 411 single-family residential lots on 166 acres of land west of Lorraine Road and east of Woodland Hills Drive.

To see the agenda for the meeting, click here.

News and notes

Weekend preview: The Ballet Theater South production of “The Nutcracker” this weekend at the Saenger tops a host of holiday treats. To get a complete preview of the weekend’s events — courtesy of listings from the Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau — click here.

Webcasting: Britton Jones of the Gulf Coast Community Design Studio discusses the Bayou Auguste restoration project in this week’s City Desk webcast. To listen to the program, click here.

Saenger work: The city has issued a contract of more than $140,000 to contractor FMA for exterior repairs to the Saenger Theater.

Mayor’s holiday video: It was back in December 2007 that Mayor A.J. Holloway taped a holiday video message – sort of – for basketball fans at the Gulf Coast Classic that year at the Coast Coliseum. To see Holloway’s 45-second message, which still rings true today, click here.