Public safety festival is Saturday on Town Green

Dozens of families are expected to gather on the Biloxi Town Green Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to show-and-tell time by the Biloxi Police and Fire departments.

It’s the annual Community Festival Against Crime, where Biloxi public safety workers offer safety and fire-prevention tips to the public in an outdoor setting that involves games and contests, free food, demonstrations by K9 and bomb squads and firefighters, and a showcase of the city’s multi-million-dollar array of high-tech public safety gadgetry.
See the flyer for the event

Welcome, Slavic Invitational visitors

More than 2,000 golf enthusiasts and guests are in town throughout the weekend for the Slavic Invitational, billed as the planet’s largest four-ball tournament. Social gatherings, as much a part of the event as golf, are being hosted at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, and play is taking place at six area golf courses.

In this week’s City Desk, a weekly webcast about city issues and special events, guest Andrew “Fofo” Gilich, commander-in-chief at the Slavonian Lodge, discusses the impact and allure of the Slavic Invitational and Croatians in general.
Listen to the program


Elsewhere this weekend: Music and more

Among the concerts this weekend are Peter Frampton at IP, Joe Nichols at the Golden Nugget, Styx at the Hard Rock, and Curren$y at Kress Live in downtown Biloxi. You’ll also find a tour-de-force by local performer Ronny Broussard in a show called “Ronny Broussard: Reminiscing,” at Biloxi Little Theater Saturday night.
See your weekend entertainment lineup


Sal & Mookie’s should get permit next week

By Jerry Creel, Community Development Director

This week in economic development, we received the final site information for Sal & Mookie’s Restaurant. The actual building permit should be issued in the next few days. Construction crews at the Reef Restaurant are working diligently to finish and open before “Cruisin’ the Coast” begins. The new location for Goodwill on Pass Road is also scheduled to be completed this week. Construction on the new Baseball Stadium, Walmart Neighborhood Market, Thomas Genin Restaurant, Arbor Landing Apartments and a number of other projects continue to move forward. Also this week, building permits were issued for 8 new single family houses.

On Thursday, the Zoning Board of Adjustments and Appeals will consider two variance applications (height and density) for the Hyatt Place Hotel to be located at 1150/1152 Beach Boulevard. If approved, the proposed Hyatt will be 79’ in height and have 114 hotel rooms.


News and notes

Drug reminder: Biloxi Police will be collecting unused and expired prescription drugs Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lopez-Quave Public Safety Center. It’s part of the DEA’s prescription drug take-back program. For details, click here.

Federal programs notice: The city’s Federal Programs division has unveiled the proposed consolidated five-year action plan and one-year action plan, and is seeking public input on those plans, which outline the city’s priorities for available federal funds. To see the notices about the availability of the plans — and to see online drafts of the two plans themselves — click here.

City Council: The next scheduled meeting of the Biloxi City Council is Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 6 p.m.

The image archive: Dozens and dozens of photo galleries from City Council meetings, city construction projects and special events are on display everyday in the city’s online photo gallery, and more are being added regularly. To see the archives, click here.

The video archive: You can find hours of video from city events and projects of note on the city’s You Tube page. To go there now, click here.