Info-filled April newsletter on the way

The April issue of BNews, the citywide monthly newsletter, will be arriving in mailboxes and PO boxes across the city in the next couple of days, with 20 pages of news from across the city.

Biggest news is that the Biloxi Shuckers kick off their season April 4 at MGM Park, a game that launches 15 homes games for the month. In addition, BNews readers will see the familiar Spring Break traffic plan (coming to town April 12-14), an update on Howard Avenue (asphalt and brick portions), infrastructure status and map, a new Salvation Army initiative to deal with panhandlers, and you’ll find the early notice on the lineup and parking locations for “Thunder over the Sound” air show (May 4-5).

A host of other noteworthy events also are included: The lineup of Easter egg hunts coming up in Biloxi, registration info for the city’s popular summer camp, and news about a huge exhibition being planned by the Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum to commemorate this year’s 50th anniversary of Hurricane Camille.

Woolmarket residents will find information on the initial housing work at Hidden Springs work, the new look of the Woolmarket City Center, and there’s a message to the Woolmarket Plantation and Larkin subdivisions: City water and sewer are now available; it’s time to hook up.

In all, BNews contains more than two dozen stories, along with photos and detailed maps of various projects. Tucked inside is the community calendar for April, outlining dozens of events; and you’ll find the Nick L. Shrimp and Back in the Day columns.

The issue is supported by advertising messages from a host of civic-minded organizations: Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort, Edgewater Mall, Mississippi Power, the Biloxi Shuckers, Alpha Care Urgent Care, the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, The Peoples Bank, Merit Health Medical Group, Treasure Bay Casino & Hotel, and the Palace Casino Resort.
See an online preview of April BNews

News & notes: Weekly report, lifeguard class, city council

The week that was: Last week, the Fire Department answered 131 calls for service, including 88 medical emergencies and three fires; the Police Department handled 2,120 calls for service; the Community Development Department issued 52 building permits with a construction valuation of nearly $16 million; and the Engineering Department continued to progress on projects throughout the city.  To see the reports covering last week, click here. 

Lifeguard class: Interested in becoming a lifeguard? If so, the City of Biloxi Aquatics Division is holding a pretest this afternoon and Tuesday afternoon at the Biloxi Natatoruim. Those that pass the pretest, which begins at 4 p.m. each day, will be able to take the class which begin on Friday, April 5. For more details and to view the flyer, click here.

City Council: The Biloxi City Council will hold its next meeting on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at Biloxi City Hall. To see the agenda and supporting documents, click here.