Indian Nation run headlines weekend

“We think the bad weather will be behind us, and we’re going to have a sea of red in downtown Biloxi Saturday morning,” Biloxi Public Schools chief Arthur McMillan says of the second annual Biloxi 5K Run and 1-mile trek. “We’re looking forward to a great event. We’re reminding people to mark their calendars and show their school pride.”

Nearly a thousand runners and walkers took part in last year’s inaugural 5K and 1-mile run. This year’s event will feature a stage and live entertainment on the lawn across from City Hall, where the races will begin and end.
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Katrina +10 makes debut Sunday

Those attending the premiere of “Katrina +10” the documentary on Sunday afternoon will also see “the greatest speech ever given by A.J. Holloway.”

The premiere and Holloway speech are part of the Ohr-O’Keefe’s retrospective commemorating the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which occurs in August.

Admission to the Saenger event on Sunday at 2 p. m. is $10. Doors open at 1 p.m.

Holloway’s speech, incidentally, is a replay of a presentation the mayor made in Washington, D.C. to a national convention of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, in January 2006, six months after Katrina. His subject: How to rebuild a city.,
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Crawfish fest continues at Coast Coliseum

The Coast Coliseum Country Crawfish Festival domninates this weekend’s entertainment lineup. You’ll also find a host of big-name entertainment at casino resorts and the Colohrfest at the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art.
See the entire lineup


Tulane moving to Edgewater Village

By Jerry Creel, Community Development Director

This week in economic development came the announcement that Tulane University will be relocating from Edgewater Mall to Edgewater Village, into the former Books-A-Million location. This relocation will add  a solid anchor to Edgewater Village, allowing Tulane to double in size, and will free up space at the mall for additional retail tenants.

At the city council meeting this Tuesday, the council will vote on the second reading to add the former Casino Magic site to the Biloxi Tax Abatement District. If approved, this action will prompt an application for future development.

Also this week permits were issued for the Tulane renovations ($1.3 Million), and renovations for offices for Orocon Construction ($300,000).


News and notes

Voter info: Residents of Biloxi this week should have received a Voter Information newsletter in their mailboxes. The newsletter included a map of polling places and a letter about the April 28 mayoral election from Municipal Clerk Stacy Thacker. You can find an online version of the newsletter and other information on the city’s Voter Information page. To go there now, click here.

DRC: Two new projects are on the Development Review Commission agenda next week: S&S Towing & Storage on Caillavet Street and Elder Street Townhomes. To see the agenda, click here.

K10 passes 5,000: The Ohr-O’Keefe’s month-old “Katrina +10” welcomed its 5,000 customer today, actually a husband-and-wife duo from Oklahoma. To read the story, click here.

City Desk: The City Desk webcast is on hiatus this weekend, but you can listen to an archive of programs by clicking here.