Police seek volunteers, toys for holiday programs

The Biloxi Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies are seeking volunteers to help prepare and deliver Christmas meals. To print a flier about the program, click here.

Officers with the Biloxi Police Community Relations Division continue to accept donations of gifts for their Santa Wears a Badge toy drive. To print a flier about the program,
click here.

Besides the front desk of the Lopez-Quave Public Safety Center on Porter Avenue, the drop off boxes can be found at:

Biloxi High School, Biloxi Junior High School,

Cedar Lake Shell,

Classy Chassis on Pass Road,

Palace Casino administration building, 231 5th St.,
Worldwide Insurance Pass Road,

Josettes on Howard Avenue,

Majestic Oaks R.V. Park on Pass Road,

Fox’s R.V. Park & Apartments on Beauvoir Road,

Hope CDA on Division Street, and, in Gulfport at Gillagan’s Lounge, Hardy Court.

Walking parade is only hours away

The Children’s Christmas Walking Parade will make its way through downtown Biloxi to the Biloxi Town Green at 6 this evening.

View the parade from the front steps at City Hall or anywhere on Lameuse Street, before making your way to the Town Green for the lighting ceremony.

To get a complete preview of the weekend’s events — Christmas on the Water, Christmas in the City, Christmas at Beauvoir, concerts and more — click here.

Webcasting: Some historic news

Get the latest on city projects in this week’s City Desk webcast, plus Historical Administrator Bill Raymond discusses several milestones that have been reached on the restoration of city landmarks.

To listen to the 20-minute program, taped this morning at City Hall, click here.

News and notes

Walmart moves forward: Developers of the new Walmart planned for west beach will approach the City Council on Tuesday to seek approval to move forward with their multi-million-dollar project. To see the complete council agenda, click here.

I-110 highrise work: MDOT reports that repairs to a hydraulic leak on the I-110 bridge should be complete by the end of the day. Work has caused intermittent lane closures, slowing traffic on the bridge for the past couple of days. Minor slowdowns could be possible Saturday, says an MDOT public affairs specialist: “Tomorrow MDOT will be reviewing the repair job to see if the leak has been fixed. So there may be some traffic backup again tomorrow for a short duration.” To see the status of other roadwork in and around the city, click here.