September newsletter goes on the road

The September issue of BNews Monthly, due in homes and businesses across the city on Friday and Saturday, has a two-page map with details on nearly a hundred public improvement projects across the city.

“Right now, we have an $80 million capital projects budget with over 45 projects either in design or construction phases,” City Engineer Christy LeBatard said in Q&A that gives and overview of major projects.

Of course there’s also a healthy dose of coronavirus stories, including two columns, Nick L. Shrimp on the difference between restaurants, bars and “gaming floors,” and Back in the Day columnist Jane Shambra uncovers an important health notice the city issued a hundred years ago: “wear a mask.”

You’ll also find stories and photos of two new “green” fire trucks being built for the Biloxi Fire Department, the changes to everyday life at Keesler, a city-owned building up for sale, a Census reminder, the September Community Calendar and the September BTV lineup.

BNews Monthly is an advertiser-supported City of Biloxi newsletter that is delivered to every home and business in Biloxi by the first of each month. It is also available online, on the city’s website.

Among the civic-minded advertisers in the September issue is Edgewater Mall, promoting the opening of Premiere Cinema, scheduled for Aug. 28.
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News & notes: Council, marinas and harbors

City Council: The Biloxi City Council met this afternoon to hear details of dredging plans and other issues. The 58-minute meeting, which was streamed live, is now on the city’s YouTube channel and will air at BTV this evening at 9 and Wednesday at 9 a.m., 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. To see the meeting online now, click here.

Marinas and harbors: The city’s public marinas and harbors are still under a mandatory evacuation because of possible storm surge and high tides. For more information, call the Biloxi Port Divsion at 228-374-6600 or follow the Point Cadet Marina and the Biloxi Small Craft Harbor on Facebook.

Up the river: Many boaters have moved up river along the Biloxi and Tchoutachabouffa and the Industrial Seaway to seek safe harbor from the effects of Marco and Laura. The Serena G., the city’s fire boat, traveled along the bay and upriver Monday morning to review the sights. Take a three-minute ride by clicking here.