Hearing on Convention Center district is this afternoon

The Biloxi Planning Commission will conduct a hearing this afternoon at 2 to hear public comments on the possibility of creating a Convention Center Overlay District that would allow more commercial development in the area on Beach Boulevard between Veterans Avenue and Debuys Road.

The hearing will be in the auditorium of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Municipal Building, which is at 676 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

To read an announcement about the hearing, as originally distributed and advertised weeks ago,
click here.

Natatorium to host end-of-school pool party

The City of Biloxi Parks and Recreation Department will hold its annual End-of-the-School Pool Party on Friday, May 25 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Biloxi Natatorium, 1384 Father Ryan Ave. The Hawaiian-themed event is open to children ages 6 to 12 and their parents. For details, click here.

Live video online this afternoon

A collection of online video offerings, some old, some new:

—WLOX will have a live webcast of the Bay St. Louis bridge ceremony this afternoon beginning at 2 o’clock. To visit wlox.com for the webcast, click here.

—Harrah’s Entertainment has posted 11 minutes of excerpts from the Margaritaville announcement. The video is available in several formats to see it, click here.

—You’ll find a host of pre-Katrina, during Katrina, and post-Katrina photos and video in the city’s online gallery, accessible from the front page of the city web site, or by
clicking here.