Mayoral hopefuls now up to eight

Another office seeker, Victor Ainsworth, has filed his paperwork to be a candidate for mayor, bringing the candidate count to eight for the upcoming April 28 special election.

Potential candidates have until April 8 at 5 p.m. to file with the city their Qualifying Statements of Intent along with the signatures of 50 registered Biloxi voters. Others who have filed the required paperwork are Cono Caranna, “FoFo” Gilich, Felix. O. Gines, Pat Morris, Dixie Newman,  W.S. “Windy” Swetman III and Paul Tisdale.
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City to conduct lifeguarding class this afternoon, Thursday

The city’s Parks and Recreation Department will conduct a lifeguarding class this afternoon and Thursday afternoon to certify individuals who want to work either this summer or throughout the year as a lifeguard.

Interested individuals must be at least 15 years old and must complete a pre-test at the Natatorium either this afternoon or Thursday at 5 p.m.

The lifeguard classes will be April 10-17 at varied times. Fee for the class, which is only paid after succcessfully completing the pre-test and enrolling in the class, is $200 for Biloxi residents or $250 for others. The fee includes book and mask.
See the class times, requirements
Visit the Parks and Recreation Department online
News and notes

Road work: To see the latest status on infrastructure and road work throughout the city, click here.

Lifeguard on TV: Danny Walton, the head lifeguard at the Biloxi Natatorium, will discuss the roles of lifeguards at the city’s two public pools and upcoming swimming lessons during an appearance on WLOX’s “Midday Show” at 11 a.m.