First responders, council meetings highlight BTV lineup

The city’s Police and Fire departments are in the spotlight this week on BTV: Biloxi Television, the city’s municipal TV channel, and you’ll also find a trio of recent City Council meetings where several major issues were discussed.

Every day this week, BTV carries replays of the annual awards ceremonies for the Biloxi Police and Fire departments. A host of officers and firefighters were recognized during the two hour-long ceremonies.

Also on tap each day: Replays of City Council meetings where such issues as city finances, the Saenger Theatre, and development were discussed.

BTV is carried on Sparklight Channel 56 and Uverse Channel 99 in Biloxi. Sparklight, formerly known as Cable One, allows recording of programs on BTV.

Here’s the daily BTV schedule for this week:

8 a.m.: “A day in the life of Biloxi,” featuring some of the city’s best-known places and best-known people, plus other Biloxi lore.

8:30 a.m.: Infrastructure update. Hear the latest from Oscar Renda and Hemphill, contractors on the infrastructure work.

8:40 a.m.: Tour of progress on the construction of Fire Station 10, on Old Highway 67, North Biloxi. Fire Chief Joe Boney shows the station’s layout.

9 a.m.: Biloxi City Council meeting, July 2.

10:30 a.m.: Biloxi City Council meeting, June 18. Features review of city audit, and comments from Saenger matriarch Gwen Gollotte and other theater supporters.

12:30 p.m.: Biloxi City Council meeting, June 11. Features discussion and council vote on Bertucci project.

2:30 p.m.: Breakfast with the Mayor, from May 15, Edgewater Mall.

3 p.m.: Biloxi Fire Department Annual Awards Ceremony. Eleven acts of bravery are recounted in this hourlong program, from November 2018.

4 p.m.: Biloxi Police Department Annual Awards Ceremony. Meet Officer of the Year Eli Humphrey, and the best of the Biloxi Police Department. The 42-minute program is from February 2019.

5 p.m. — Downtown Biloxi Development gathering. A host of downtown stakeholders discuss opportunities in Biloxi’s downtown. This Main Street program is from June 10. Among the speakers: District On Howard developer by Lee Young; Lolly Rash of the Mississippi Heritage Trust; and Kim Fritz, developer and business owner.

7 p.m.: The Salvation Army Help Card announcement. How can you best help those in need, especially those who approach you on the street? Salvation Army Majors Bradley and Anita Caldwell have an idea: The Help Card, and it’s free.

8 p.m.: Former Miss America Mary Ann Mobley – also a Biloxi native, by the way – tells the story of the Biloxi Lighthouse in a documentary the city produced in 2004.

8:30 p.m.: Biloxi City Council meeting, July 2, 2019

10 p.m.: Biloxi City Council meeting, June 18.

11:46 p.m.: “Down in Biloxi,” by Ray Fournier.

Online: Nearly all programs and vignettes carried on BTV are also available individually on the city’s YouTube channel. To visit the city’s YouTube channel, click here.