Section of Howard to close for stadium work

A one-block section of Howard Avenue – between Caillavet and Bohn streets – will be closed Monday through Friday next week for utility installation related to construction at MGM Park at Beau Rivage.

The work will begin Monday at 7 a.m., contractors say, and the road will be closed until Friday at 5 p.m. However, access will be maintained to businesses on this section of Howard Avenue.

Eastbound traffic on Howard Avenue will be detoured north on Bohn to Division Street, while westbound traffic will be detoured at Reynoir Street to Esters Boulevard.

The two-block section of Caillavet Street between U.S. 90 and Howard also remains closed for work at the stadium site.
See status of road work citywide

Biloxi Public Schools:  More than a school district

“It’s a nation, an Indian Nation,” Superintendent Arthur McMillan says of his top-ranked school district in this week’s City Desk webcast. McMillan discusses April’s Biloxi Public Schools month and tips his hat to students, staff and parents.

City Historical Administrator Bill Raymond also drops by to speak about the Preservation in May series, which kicked off Thursday and continues each Thursday throughout May.
Listen to the 13-minute program.

Doin’s around Dixie

Dixie, Part 1: Ward 3 Councilmember Dixie Newman has launched a Ward 3 web presence. It’s at

Dixie, Part 2: Ward 3 also has launched a Yard of the Month initiative. The inaugural honorees are Mr. and Mrs. Laborto at 2414 Bay Vista Drive. Says Dixie: “It’s a beautiful zen garden with a pond up to their door.” To nominate a Ward 3 yard for committee review, email photos and address to

Dixie, Part 3: The drive to improve Hiller Park hosts a Mother’s Day carnival next weekend, with plenty of inflatables, a mother-daughter look-alike contest and more. To see the flyer, click here.

News and notes

DRC agenda: The Development Review Committee – the multi-departmental body that reviews all development in Biloxi – has one case on its agenda for next week: the $36 million downtown baseball stadium. To see the agenda, click here.

AHRC agenda: To see the Architectural and Historic Review Commission agenda for next week, click here.

May calendar: The May edition of the Community Calendar is chockful of things to see and do. To see the new compilation, courtesy of the city’s Downtown Services office, click here.

Facebook: The city’s Facebook page has finally crossed the 3,100 Likes mark. To visit the page, where late-breaking info and noteworthy photos and photo albums are published, click here.

Twitter: For the tweet set, the city also passes along info on Twitter. To follow @cityofbIloxi, click here.