Holloway returns to City Hall; other news and notes

Mayor A.J. Holloway this afternoon will be attending his first City Council meeting since undergoing surgery earlier this month.

Holloway, who underwent a follow-up colon operation June 4 at Biloxi Regional Medical Center, had spent six days recuperating at Biloxi Regional Medical Center before returning home on June 10. He returned to his City Hall office on Monday and chaired a weekly meeting of department directors. He plans to be at City Hall half days this week.

He will take the oath of office for his fifth four-year term as mayor – an unprecedented feat in Biloxi – on July 1.

Holloway’s recent surgery was a follow-up to a Jan. 31 operation to repair a perforated colon, which was caused by diverticulitis, a relatively common condition in which pouches on the outside of the colon become inflamed or infected.

News and notes

No morning meeting: The 11 a.m. meeting that had been called by the City Council to hear proposals for the revitalization of Main and Division streets has been postponed indefinitely. To see the agenda and available resolutions for the council’s 1:30 p.m. meeting, click here.

Water quality: The city continues to provide its water department customers with drinking water that meets or exceeds all state and federal standards. To see the latest report, which will be mailed to all water customers by July 1, click here.

Mark your calendars: The Biloxi Police Department has announced that it will host an evening of fun and games in conjunction with National Night Out Against Crime on Aug. 4. To print a flier, click here.

Director deadline: Mayor A.J. Holloway has set July 17 as the deadline for those interested in applying for the position of director of the Biloxi Police Department. To see the job posting, as well as postings for other city positions, click here.