Seymour honored as Biloxi’s Distinguished Volunteer

Lloyd Seymour, who just before Hurricane Katrina retired from the Biloxi School District after 28 years of service, has been recognized as Biloxi’s Distinguished Volunteer for his work with various volunteer efforts.

Seymour was among the dozens of volunteers recognized during the city’s 24th annual Volunteer Recognition Ceremony on April 19 at the Donal M. Snyder Sr. Community Center.

Seymour, a former school principal, was honored for his volunteerism with the Biloxi Kiwanis Club, Boys and Girls Club, Kaboom, his church and with the city’s youth leagues.

Among the others recognized by Mayor A.J. Holloway during the ceremony:

—Community Volunteer: Gavin Schmidt

—Youth Volunteer: Tamara Doyle

—Health Volunteer: Gulf Coast Medical Center Sunshine Guild

—Arts and History Volunteer: Valerie Cushman

—Sports Volunteer: Zachary and Karen Parker

—Education Volunteer: Cece Canonici

—Adult Volunteer: 334th Training Squadron, Keesler Air Force Base.

—Youth Volunteer Group: Biloxi High School Art Club

—City Of Biloxi Employee Volunteer: Joey Miller

—Business Volunteer: Gruich Pharmacy Shoppe

To see photographs from the event, click here.

News and notes

Boil-water notice: A boil-water notice has been issued for residents who live on Percy Street – from Strawberry to Elk and to include Anglada until further notice. The precautionary measure, which is expected to be in effect for 48 hours, was required because water service was interrupted today during a repair project.

Council meeting: The Biloxi City Council faces an agenda of 21 measures – more than half involving land-use and zoning issues – when it meets Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at City Hall. To see the agenda and available resolutions, click here.