Hiller Park to host Easter egg hunt Saturday

The city’s Easter Eggstravanza, including an Easter egg hunt and family-oriented activities, takes place Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. at Hiller Park.

The actual Easter egg hunt begins at 3 p.m., but you’ll find a carnival, the Easter Bunny, and a refreshments booth, with proceeds to benefit the fund to revitalize Hiller Park.

The Easter Egg hunt is geared to children up to age 11.
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Expect heavy traffic by land and air Saturday

The Keesler Air Show and Open House, with the headlining Air Force Thunderbirds, is expected to attract at least 160,000 people to Biloxi this weekend, so police are reminding motorists to be careful on Biloxi’s major thoroughfares.

Satellite parking for the Keesler event — which begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday — will primarily be at Oak Park, which is at the end of Kensington Drive, off Bayview Avenue. Keesler will provide free shuttle service from that site throughout the day, and from Treasure Bay (from south of U.S. 90) beginning at noon both days.
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Caranna, Morris bring mayoral total to seven

Two more mayoral hopefuls РCono Caranna and Pat Morris Рhave filed with the Municipal Clerk their intentions to be candidates for mayor of Biloxi in the upcoming April 28 special election, and the deadline for voter registration is Saturday at noon.

Caranna and Morris today filed Qualifying Statements of Intent along with 50 signatures of registered Biloxi voters. Others who have filed the required paperwork are “FoFo” Gilich,¬†Felix. O. Gines, Dixie Newman, ¬†W.S. ‚ÄúWindy‚ÄĚ Swetman III and Paul Tisdale.
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 Voter registration deadline is Saturday at noon

Residents who have not already registered or have moved have until Saturday at noon to register to vote in the upcoming election. Those interested in registering should do so Saturday between 8 a.m. and noon  at Biloxi City Hall.

 

The inside story on stadium deal, Thunderbirds

In this week’s City Desk program, Biloxi Chief Administrative Officer David Nichols explains the recent amendment to the lease for MGM Park, and the co-director of the Keesler Air Show and Open House, Lt. Col. Kyle Tate of the 403rd Training Wing, provides a preview of this weekend’s extravaganza.
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News and notes

Groundbreaking, Part 1: The ground-breaking ceremony for the final phase of the Popp’s Ferry Road widening project took place this afternoon in front of First Baptist Church, midway between Cedar Lake Road and Lamey Street, the street that divides Biloxi and D’Iberville. To see photographs from the ceremony, click here.

Groundbreaking, Part 2: A ground-breaking ceremony to signal the construction of the new Biloxi River Bridge, replacing the troubled Lorraine Road Bridge, takes place Tuesday, April 7 at 9:30 a.m. on the east side of the existing bridge. The project is being funded by Biloxi, Gulfport and Harrison County.

DRC agenda: The Development Review Committee has two items on the agenda for next week, including a daiquiri shop in downtown Biloxi. To see the archives of DRC agendas, click here.