Red beans and rice all gone

Biloxi Police report that their entire supply of red beans and rice — 30 gallons — was sold out 49 minutes into today’s benefit luncheon.

The event, which had been scheduled to run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., is now closed.

“We actually had to turn away 30 to 40 people standing in line,” said Lt. Harold Windom said. “We apologize for any inconvenience, and we’re certainly very thankful to the community for such an overwhelming response.”