It’s a sports kind of weekend

The Shuckers are at the midway point of the final 10-game homestand, wrapping up a series with the Mobile BayBears this evening and on Saturday night opening a five-game series hosting the division-leading Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp.

The first 1,500 fans at tonight’s game will receive a Shuckers Beach Towel. Gates open at 5:30 p.m

Meantime, the Biloxi High Indians go on the road to take on the East Central Hornets at 7 p.m. tonight, and on Sunday, the Biloxi Sports Hall of Fame will induct its Class of 2017 during a ceremony at 5 p..m. the Biloxi Civic Center. Four sets of brothers head this year’s class.
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News and notes

Storm talk: Biloxi Emergency Manager Michelle Crowley, in a podcast recorded Thursday morning, discusses why Hurricane Harvey is such a potential threat, and Biloxi Police John Miller talks about a recent health issue and what it’s like to be the four-star chief of a four-star department. Hear it all in City Desk by clicking here.

Trash talk: The Harrison County Utility Authority, the firm responsible for garbage, trash and recycling pickup, next week will kick off a series of informational presentations about the new garbage, trash and recycling efforts.  The first meeting, open to all Biloxi residents, will be Monday from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Woolmarket Seniors Center, Old Woolmarket Road. To see the schedule of future Biloxi meetings and to read more on the new services, click here.

Budget talk: Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich and members of the Biloxi City Council will discuss department budgets and staffing during one of the final of a series of budget meetings on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at Biloxi City Hall. To see the agenda for the public gathering, click here.

Train talk: A couple of young bloggers representing the National Association of Railroad Passengers were in town Thursday to let train passengers know what they can see and do once Biloxi gets daily rail service. To see a gallery of photos from their two-hour tour, click here.

Swim talk:  The Biloxi Natatorium will be closed Saturday in order to host a Biloxi High School swim meet.  The facility will resume normal hours Monday.  To see learn more about the Biloxi Natatorium, click here