Shuckers face Braves all week at MGM Park

The league-leading Biloxi Shuckers return to MGM Park this evening to kick off a five-game series against in-state rival Mississippi Braves. 

Games will be played daily through Friday, but minor league baseball is only part of the attraction, the team says. The lineup of promotions for this week:


The road to the show travels through the Mississippi Gulf Coast, and that means the Brew Crew of tomorrow are in Biloxi today. Celebrate Brew Crew Tuesday at MGM Park and live like a Wisconsin legend while enjoying $3 Miller Lite and $4 brats. Also on the menu: The Brewers’ Snack Attack special, which includes fried green tomatoes, onion rings, French fries, and, of course, Wisconsin cheese curds. Win Brewers’ prizes throughout the game by participating in Brewers-themed social media trivia games. Gates open at 5:30 p.m.


The Shuckers have partnered with the Gulf Coast Gray Over The Bay organization, and fans are invited to go Gray In May Wednesday for Brain Cancer Awareness. Dress in gray to raise awareness and honor the memory of those lost. It’s also All-You-Can-Eat Wednesday at the MGM Park.  Buy a $20 ticket to enjoy a Shuckers buffet featuring Papa John’s Pizza, Murky Waters BBQ, hamburgers, hot dogs and more, all while taking in the action from a seat at Community Bank Terrace. Gates open at 5:30 p.m.


It’s Double Play Thursday at MGM Park. Enjoy $2 Yuengling drafts, $2 fountain drinks, $3 weekly draft specials and $2 Polk’s hot dogs. You can also buy a Double Play ticket, which includes one reserved level game ticket paired with two drink vouchers for $10. Double Play Thursday is presented by Polk’s Meat Products, Yuengling, Coca-Cola and Kicker 108. Get to the ballpark early and enjoy a live concert featuring James Gillies Live & Rob Gronkoski. Gates open at 5:30 p.m.


It’s Fireworks Friday at MGM Park. The Shuckers will take on the Mississippi Braves with a post-game fireworks show, sponsored by Margaritaville Resort Biloxi. It’s also Schooner the Seagull’s birthday. Gates open at 5:30 p.m.


It’s Military Appreciation Night, and the Shuckers will recognize and honor soldiers and their families with a pre-game enlistment ceremony on the field. The team will be dressed in military-themed jerseys for the game, and ceremonial first pitches will be thrown by military servicemen and women. Special military discounts are available through the Shuckers Box Office. The first 1,000 ticketed fans through the gates will receive a Tactical Military Shuckers Hat, courtesy of Keesler Federal Credit Union. Gates open at 5:30 p.m.
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Woolmarket library branch to temporarily close

The Woolmaket Public Library branch, which has been housed for years in a small trailer, will be closing to the public Wednesday to begin its permanent move to the Woolmarket City Center.

No word yet on when the branch will open at its new location, which is at 13034 Kayleigh Cove Drive.

The move, a project led by the city and Harrison County, will allow the library more space to accommodate its growing collection and offer enhanced services and programs.

“We are very excited about starting our new chapter in our new building,” Woolmarket library branch manager Donna Posey said. “Our little trailer library has served its purpose. Now it is time for a change to meet the growing community’s needs. We are grateful to everyone who made this possible.”

The branch’s trailer has been provided through a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Visitors who need library services during the closure can go to any other Harrison County library branch. 
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News & notes: Week in review, fire, Sounds, traffic update

The week that was:  Just how busy were the Biloxi Fire, Police, Community Development and Engineering departments last week? Find out in the weekly report. To visit the archive, click here.

Fire video: A man perished in a fire at a west Biloxi apartment complex on Sunday. To see video from the scene, click here.

Sounds by the Sea video: Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich became Maestro “FoFo” Gilich during the Sounds by the Sea performance Saturday evening at Jones Park in Gulfport. To see video of Gilich directing the symphony, click here.

Bridge work: The Cedar Lake bridge will be closed to traffic Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. for maintenance work. To see today’s Traffic Update, a compilation of traffic advisories throughout the city, click here.