July Fourth: Fireworks lineup and other info

A trio of fireworks shows will herald the Fourth of July in Biloxi. The first show will be on Wednesday at MGM Park, when the Shuckers, who will be wrapping up a homestand against the Mobile BayBears, will present their largest fireworks show of the year.

The city-sponsored front beach show, which is supported by a host of businesses, takes place on Thursday, Independence Day, at 9 p.m. The show is presented from a barge inside Deer Island. Fireworks fans, by the way, will again be able to enjoy the presentation on east beach without the fear of being hit with fireworks. A fireworks-free zone will occupy the mile-long stretch area between Oak Street and the Biloxi Small Craft Harbor.

Then on Saturday at 9 p.m., Scarlet Pearl and the IP casino resorts will present a show over Biloxi’s Back Bay. Best viewing is from locations near either the Scarlet Pearl or IP.

The Fourth of July also impacts schedules:

Public transit: Coast Transit Authority will have Sunday schedule service on the Fourth of July holiday, Thursday. Normal service will resume Friday. CTA administrative offices will close Wednesday at 4 p.m. and will re-open on Monday at 4 p.m.

City offices: Non-emergency Biloxi municipal offices will be closed Thursday and Friday.

Pick-up service: The Harrison County Utility Authority has announced that garbage, recycling and trash service will remain on its usual schedule.
See the lineup of events

News & notes: Weekly review, city council

The week that was: Last week, the Fire Department answered 161 calls for service, including 108 medical emergencies and six fires; the Police Department handled 2,028 calls for service; the Community Development Department issued 60 building permits with a construction valuation of more than $650,000; and the Engineering Department continued to progress on projects throughout the city.  To see the reports covering last week, click here. 

Council: The Biloxi City Council will hold is first meeting of July on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Biloxi City Hall, 140 Lameuse St. To see the agenda and supporting documents, click here.