It was a week 321 years in the making

Biloxi observed the 321st anniversary of its founding this week, with the day named in honor of longtime local historian Edmond Boudreaux. History and culture were celebrated throughout the week.

Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich, in one of the widest ranging interviews of his 56 months in office, spoke about old and present-day Biloxi in an appearance on Coast Vue, a radio show and podcast with former Sun Herald Publisher Ricky Mathews.

The city’s YouTube channel, which offers dozens of Biloxi videos, published two new videos — a recap of the recent Gulf Coast Historical and Cultural Expo and a look back at Tet, the Vietnamese New Year.

“City Within a City,” the look back at Civil Rights issues in ’60s Biloxi, is nearing a thousand views.

And, finally, there was a look back at a life well-lived, “Edmond Boudreaux: Living History.”
Video: Coast Vue with guest “FoFo” Gilich
Video: Gulf Coast Historical and Cultural Expo
Video: Tet in Biloxi
Video: City Within a City
Video: Edmond Boudreaux: Living History

News & notes: Shuckers, IP, ‘Greetings from Biloxi’

Oh, say can you sing: The 2020 minor league baseball season is just around the corner, and the Biloxi Shuckers will host tryouts to perform the National Anthem on Saturday, Feb. 29 at Edgewater Mall. To find out how you can participate, click here.

Explorers: IP Casino Resort & Spa donated $3,000 this week to the Biloxi Police Department’s Police Explorer Program. To see a photo of the check presentation, click here.

A new mural: “Greetings from Biloxi” is the latest in the Biloxi Main Street series of downtown murals. To see the new effort and read more about the program, click here.