Holloway on tonight’s championship game; other news and notes

Mayor A.J. Holloway, no stranger to college football dynasties and national championships, said he expects LSU to use its talent and dome-field advantage to defeat Ohio State in the national championship game this evening at the Louisiana Superdome.

“Now if you were to ask me who I wanted to win that might be a different story,” quipped Holloway, whose storied Ole Miss Rebels of the ‘60s were archrivals of LSU.

The four-term mayor of Biloxi was a member of Rebel squads whose national stature was not unlike that of today’s Bayou Bengals. The mayor was a member of the undefeated 1960 Ole Miss championship team, and while with the Rebels his teams won Sugar Bowls in ’61 and ’63, with a Cotton Bowl appearance in between.

“It should be a great game tonight,” the mayor said. “I think LSU is tough, like all SEC teams are, but Ohio State will have the revenge factor, having lost to Florida last year.”

News and notes

Planning meeting: The Biloxi Planning Commission meets Thursday at 2 p.m. in the auditorium of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Municipal Building in downtown Biloxi. To see the agenda for the meeting, click here.

Graduation message: Mayor A.J. Holloway, in a commencement address delivered Saturday, reminded graduates of Virgina College that they share responsibility in helping make their community a better place to live. To read Holloway’s remarks, click here.