Sports group to provide meals from Community Center

Residents can pick up free meals at the Biloxi Community Center on Howard Avenue next week, thanks to Overtime Sports, Game Time Concessions and Diamond Concessions.

The three groups will provide as many as 700 meals a day, beginning with a 6 p.m. dinner on Monday, Oct. 24, and continuing with an 8 a.m. breakfast, noontime lunch and 6 p.m. dinner Tuesday through Friday, Oct. 25-28.

Meals will be for pick up only.

Biloxian Barry Lyons is helping coordinate the effort with Overtime Sports, a Jackson firm that had been working with the city before Hurricane Katrina to explore the possibility of bringing professional baseball to Biloxi.

City Council to meet Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.

Mayor A.J. Holloway will ask the City Council to continue the state of emergency declaration in Biloxi when councilmembers meet Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at City Hall.

The emergency declaration, which the council has renewed each week since before Hurricane Katrina struck Aug. 29, authorizes the mayor to sidestep any time-consuming procedures ordinarily required for such actions as purchasing supplies or materials, entering contracts or renting equipment. FEMA also uses the declaration as a benchmark when determining any reimbursements the city may receive as a result of the storm.

You can read the complete agenda and available resolutions for Tuesday’s meeting by clicking here.

Halloween carnival is Saturday, Oct. 29

The city-sponsored Halloween carnival and outdoor movie planned at Yankie Stadium takes place Saturday, Oct. 29, beginning at 5:30 p.m. An earlier e-mail had an incorrect date.

Read the flier with more info on the event by clicking here.